Sunday, October 1, 2017

Dolly Book Tour

In life sometimes you come across people whom you have formed a friendship with and whilst you have never met you get along famously.  And then one day you meet and it is like you have never not known each other - well this special friend, her name is Elea.

Elea Lutz is an enormously talented fabric designer, creative, and product designer.  I have long been a big fan of Elea's fabric ranges and work and overtime she creates something new it is even better than the last.  

Elea's latest work is a new book called "Dolly - The sweet book of doll projects to sew and love".  Dolly is published by Riley Blake Designs.  Inspired by memories of her childhood, Elea has created these fantastic projects to take you back to those innocent days filled with playtime and fun. 

There are dolls to make, mini quilts, fun dress up dolls, accessories and the sweetest little Playhouse Tote.  Beautifully laid out with easy to follow instructions this book will capture your heart.  

And here is Elea's latest fabric range - Little Dolly - how could I resist not using this to pair up with my chosen project from the book.  
I decided to make the Doll Dress Wall Hanging which is just ever so sweet. I love Appliqué so I was of course drawn straight away to this project.  The book includes full size patterns which is fantastic so that you can get started straight away.

I also of course used my favourite Aurifil Thread and went with the Pink and Silver Brillo for the Appliqué and then the quilting.  With Christmas on my mind I thought that this would make a beautiful gift for so I decided to add a simple Envelope Back to make it into a cushion. 

It will be hard to stop at one project in this book with several others that have caught my interest.  

You can check out all the other talented makes joining in on this book tour here 

Monday 9/18 Faith Essenburg @faithessenburg
Friday 9/22 Melissa Mortenson @polkadotchair

Monday 9/25 Lauren Nash @transientart
Friday 9/29 Sedef Imer @downgrapevinelane

Monday 10/2 Jemima Flendt @tiedwitharibbon
Friday 10/6 Jina Barney @jinabarney

Monday 10/9 Ayda Algin @cafenohut
Friday 10/13 Veronica Marroquin @vividfelicity

Monday 10/16 Ange Hamilton @alittlepatchwork
Friday 10/20 Nadra Ridgeway @ellisandhiggs

Happy Quilting 
Jemima x x

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                  
2 Sept 2017     Jemima Flendt               
3 Sept 2017     Sharon Burgess           
4 Sept 2017     Lauren Nash                              
5 Sept 2017     Sarah Edgar     
6 Sept 2017     Ange Hamilton    
7 Sept 2017     Elea Lutz                              
8 Sept 2017     Sarah Scott                         
9 Sept 2017     Martina Bahre                     
10 Sept 2017   Heather Andrus                
11 Sept 2017   Faith Essenburg          
12 Sept 2017   Alisha Orlando                 
13 Sept 2017   Bev McCullough                       
14 Sept 2017   Stacy Olson                      
15 Sept 2017   Ali Phillips                        
16 Sept 2017   Mollie Johanson                
17 Sept 2017   Kristyne Czepuryk                      
18 Sept 2017   Xanthe Grundy                            
19 Sept 2017   Anne Oliver                              
20 Sept 2017   Larisa Shurupov                     
21 Sept 2017   Sedef Imer                    
22 Sept 2017   Wynn Tan                        
23 Sept 2017   Veronica AM             
24 Sept 2017   Minki Kim                                         
25 Sept 2017   Elise Baek                             
26 Sept 2017   Megan Price                            
27 Sept 2017   Nadra Ridgeway                       
28 Sept 2017   Ayda Algin                                   
29 Sept 2017   Jodi Godfrey                              
30 Sept 2017   Lauren Wright                  


Happy Quilting
Jemima x 

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