I am honored to be part of this blog hop for my friend, Erin, of the Why Not Sew? blog. Erin has definitely cornered the market on cute and sweet projects. She is uber-talented and has stretched herself beyond measure in the last few years…showing versatility and talent with each project she tackles. I am just so darn proud of her…especially now that she is published!
Sweet Tweets: Simple Stitches, Whimsical Birds is the title of her book and it is indeed full of sweet projects..all with cute little birds. Erin has mastered the art of raw-edge appliqué, where the free-motion stitching looks like sketching. She shares her technique and knowledge with us on each one of the 12 projects this book offers.
|Sweet Tweets book cover|
For this book tour post, I chose to make the book bag for my granddaughter, Kaylynn. She is an avid reader and loves bags.
The pattern calls for linen, but for this bag, I chose to use a canvas duck for more durability. And, because I used a sturdier fabric, I omitted the use of interfacing. The instructions were clear and easy to follow and this bag was quickly put together. I was a bit nervous about the raw-edge appliqué, not having done any of it previously. But, I carefully followed the instructions given and am so very pleased with the results.
I was so excited that I found this cute bird fabric to use as the lining. How cute is that, hey?
I also made one long shoulder strap instead of two shorter ones…for an over- the-shoulder style.
My Granddaughter has already received this bag and LOVES it.
Thank you, Erin, for including me in your excitement!
I am able to offer a giveaway with this blog hop. If you'd like to win an e-copy of this book, please leave a comment on this post. I will draw a winner on Monday morning, September 14. In the meantime, follow along with the rest of the blog hop to see the other projects being made.
Please email me at email@example.com with your email address. Thank you, everyone!
Here are the others on the blog book tour:
(I am not sure why this doesn't all look the same, but the links are there.)
Tuesday, Sept.8 - Erin (intro post) Why Not Sew?
Wednesday, Sept.9 - Heidi Fabric Mutt
Thursday, Sept.10 - Debbie A Quilter's Table
Friday, Sept.11 - No Post
Saturday, Sept.12 - Jacque The Doodles of My Mind
Monday, Sept.14 - Amy nanaCompany
Tuesday, Sept.15 - Svetlana s.o.t.a.k handmade
Wednesday, Sept.16 - Renee Sewn With Grace
Thursday, Sept.17 - Martingale Stitch This! The Martingale Blog
Friday, Sept.18 - Heather Vintage Grey Handmade
Saturday, Sept.19 - Clara and Jennie Clover & Violet
Monday, Sept.21 - Amanda Jean Crazy Mom Quilts
Tuesday, Sept.22 - Cindy Live a Colorful Life
Wednesday, Sept.23 - Carla Grace and Favour
Thursday, Sept.24 - Mary Molly Flanders
Friday, Sept.25 - No Post
Saturday, Sept.26 - Erin, Big Giveaway Post!!! Why Not Sew?