Thursday, April 28, 2016

Blog Tour - A Spoonful of Sugar

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

Happy Sewing
Jemima x


  1. Thes bibs are very sweet, and being mad of Liberty fabric are a real treat too. It was lovely to find your blog on the blog tour and have a look through your posts. x

  2. HI,such neat projects! Thanks for sharing on your Blog+on the Tour!

  3. The bibs are adorable. I love hexies so the bibs are especially cute.


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