I can remember one of my first ever blogs that I started reading was - A Spoonful of Sugar. Lisa Cox and her daughter are an amazing team and over the years I have loved reading all about their crafty pursuits and there have been so many of their tutorials and recipes that I have made. Over many years we have developed a friendship and I am so thrilled to be part of her Blog Tour for her first book - A Spoonful of Sugar : Sew 20 Simple Projects to Sweeten your Surroundings Zakka Style.
Lisa loves sharing her knowledge of Sewing with everyone and the projects that she has designed in her book are great for everyone. So many of the projects can be made as gifts or makes for yourself. I just love the Treasure Bags and Handy Eco Shopper. I am really into practical sewing these days and love presents that I can make to give to friends and family.
We have some family members and friends expecting new babies in the near future so I just couldn't wait to make the Boutique Baby Bibs. With sweet English Paper Piecing Style Hexagons - these were so sweet to stitch up.
I recently got some of the new Garden of Dreams - Liberty collection from Ava and Neve and these were perfect for Fussy cutting the cute little characters out of and such vibrant colours. This is such a sweet children's collection.
Not only is there the hand sewing detail with the Hexagons but also with some hand quilting along the bib which just finishes them off perfectly. The pattern was quick to sew and these will be just perfect for when new babies arrive.
The Bibs are also reversible.
I loved sewing these and I can not wait to get sewing with some of the other projects in Lisa's book. This also will make a great gift for someone (Mothers Day is around the corner).
The Blog Tour Line up - join a whole host of talented makers
April 26 Jodie Carlton Ric Rac
April 27 Minki Kim Minki’s Work Table
April 28 Melissa LeRay Oh How Sweet
April 29 Jemima Flendt Tied With a Ribbon
April 30 Beverley McCullough Flamingo Toes
May 2 Sedef Imer Down Grapevine Lane
May 3 Nadra Ridgeway Ellis and Higgs
May 4 Amy Morinaka Chick Chick Sewing
May 5 Caroline Critchfield Sew Can She
May 6 Kristyne Czepuryk Pretty By Hand
May 7 Bronwyn Hayes Red Brolly
May 9 Anorina Morris Samelia’s Mum
May 10 Peta Peace She Quilts A Lot
May 11 Faith Essenburg Sarana Ave
May 12 Angie Wilson Gnome Angel
May 13 Sharon Burgess Lilabelle Lane Creations
May 14 Stacy Olson Stacy Olson
May 16 Ayda Algin Cafenohut
May 17 Jennie Pickett Clover and Violet
May 18 Wynn Tan Zakka Art
May 19 Lisa Cox A Spoonful of Sugar
Please join us for an Instagram Sew Along from June 1 – August 9. We will be making projects from A Spoonful of Sugar: Sew 20 Simple Projects to Sweeten Your Surroundings Zakka Style. There will be five rounds, each lasting for two weeks which will give you plenty of time to complete a project or two from the book. Our good friend, Amy Sinibaldi from Nana Company is the Guest Judge, with fantastic prizes for the winner of each round, plus a Grand Prize Winner, generously sponsored by Alisha from Ministry of Fabric. We really hope you join in the fun! #ASPOONFULOFSUGARSAL