Friday, September 1, 2017

Pretty Handmades: Book Tour


Have you seen the sweet work of Lauren Wright?  Lauren is the creative woman behind Molly and Mama.  Everything she makes is simply gorgeous and her flair with felt and fabric is second to none.  

Lauren has just released her first book - Pretty Handmades and I am delighted to have been invited to join in the Book Tour to celebrate its release. Pretty Handmades published by Tuva Publishing is filled with cute, quick to make projects.  From Sewing Accessories, to toys, to kitchen accessories - this book covers all the projects that make fabulous gifts and presents.  


I knew it was going to be hard to settle on making one project with so many different choices.  This book is finished with a Matt cover which really gives it a wonderful atheistic and fell as you move through the pages.  


Deciding to make something I could gift (ticking off Christmas presents) I settled on the "Hoppy Squares Table Tidy" that I decided I would turn into a pillow.

Lauren instructions are very through and are clear and well written to help you through each step.

Recently my friend Nadra had sent me some of her latest fabric range "Arbor Blossom" and I knew it would be the perfect match for this little project.  

Combining Felt, machine sewing, embroidery and even some embellishing meant that I certainly was in my happy place whilst sewing up this pillow.  




Of course I used my favourite Aurifil threads for not only the machine stitching but also the hand sewing detail.  I used 50wt for the Blanket stitching and then 12wt for the hand sewing.  My favourite colour to piece with is #2405 Oyster.  Although it is tinged Pink - it works so perfectly with lots of colours.



Wanting to turn the project into a cushion I used the side squares to add to the top and then a simple envelope style backing was used before finishing off with some binding around the cushion.  


If you love making handmade gifts then you will just love this book filled with lots of inspiration and techniques for not only beginners but also the more advance sewists.

Keep a watch out for Lauren's post as she is holding a Giveaway.

You can check out the list of all the other participants joining in below

1 Sept 2017     Lauren Wright             www.mollyandmama.com.au               
2 Sept 2017     Jemima Flendt             www.blog.tiedwitharibbon.com            
3 Sept 2017     Sharon Burgess          www.lilabellelanecreations.com           
4 Sept 2017     Lauren Nash               www.transientart.com                         
5 Sept 2017     Sarah Edgar               www.alittlehappyplace.blogspot.co.uk
6 Sept 2017     Ange Hamilton            www.alittlepatchwork.wordpress.com  
7 Sept 2017     Elea Lutz                    www.elealutzdesign.com                    
8 Sept 2017     Sarah Scott                 www.piccolostudio.com.au                  
9 Sept 2017     Martina Bahre             www.avaandneve.com.au                  
10 Sept 2017   Heather Andrus           www.quiltstory.blogspot.com               
11 Sept 2017   Faith Essenburg          www.saranaave.wordpress.com          
12 Sept 2017   Alisha Orlando            www.ministryoffabric.com.au               
13 Sept 2017   Bev McCullough          www.flamingotoes.com                       
14 Sept 2017   Stacy Olson                www.stacyolsondesign.com                
15 Sept 2017   Ali Phillips                    www.arabesquescissors.com              
16 Sept 2017   Mollie Johanson          www.wildolive.blogspot.com                
17 Sept 2017   Kristyne Czepuryk       www.prettybyhand.com                      
18 Sept 2017   Xanthe Grundy           www.wife-made.com                           
19 Sept 2017   Anne Oliver                 www.lolliandgrace.com                       
20 Sept 2017   Larisa Shurupov          www.stitchingnotes.com                     
21 Sept 2017   Sedef Imer                  www.downgrapevinelane.com            
22 Sept 2017   Wynn Tan                   www.zakkaArt.blogspot.com               
23 Sept 2017   Veronica AM               www.VividFelicity.wordpress.com        
24 Sept 2017   Minki Kim                     www.minkikim.com                              
25 Sept 2017   Elise Baek                   www.eliseandemelie.com                    
26 Sept 2017   Megan Price                www.dollyhenry.com.au                      
27 Sept 2017   Nadra Ridgeway          www.ellisandhiggs.com                       
28 Sept 2017   Ayda Algin                  www.cafenohut.com                           
29 Sept 2017   Jodi Godfrey               www.talesofcloth.com                         
30 Sept 2017   Lauren Wright             www.mollyandmama.com.au               

  

Happy Quilting
Jemima x 

2 comments:

  1. Jemima, thank you so much for sharing in the fun of the Pretty Handmades Book Showcase and for making such a gorgeous project! It's just so sweet. I love your take on the Hoppy Squares Table Tidy, and your idea for getting in early on the Christmas sewing. I might have to take a leaf out of your book!

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  2. Beautiful pillow, Jemima! I really like the bright florals you picked for this project, especially the one to frame the bunny. Sweet!

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