Hi friends! Today is my stop on the Stash Busting blog hop which means I get to talk about a gorgeous new book by Retro Mama (Kim Kruzich) and sew with some of my favorite scraps - sounds like a great way to spend a Monday!
First of all, I love the photography in this book. I'm a sucker for pretty books! And then as you flip through, there are so many great scrappy projects. I really had a hard time choosing which project I wanted to make first.
These pincushions are high on my to-do list (top left pic) as are those cute apple pot holders below them. I think I’ll make a couple of those pot holders for teacher thank you gifts.
I also love this scrappy tote bag, and heaven knows I have plenty of scraps to use on any (and all) of these projects.
The project I chose to make first ended up being one of these Cozy Four Square pillows. The instructions were clear and well-written and I was able to sew the pillow in a couple of hours one evening. I think it actually took me longer to decide which scraps to use than to make the pillow haha.
Each night at bedtime I read a bit with my youngest son in his room, and I usually use one of his larger stuffed animals as a pillow. Hello uncomfortable! So this new scrappy pillow already has a home and a very specific use - gotta love that! And I do love an excuse to dig through my scrap bins to find fun bits to use up.
I really do love this book and I think you will too! You can buy your own copy of the book and eBook here, and if you'd like to win an eBook copy of Scrap Happy Sewing, just leave a comment below! (Please 1 comment per person, giveaway ends Monday, May 4th at Midnight.) Thank you to the kind people at Stitch, Craft, Create for hosting both the blog hop and the giveaway.
Be sure to visit the other stops along the blog hop - it's a whole month filled with scrappy ideas!
Thu April 2nd - Retro Mama
Tue April 7th - SCC
Wed April 8th - S.O.T.A.K Handmade
Thu April 9th - Fabricworm
Fri April 10th - Clover & Violet
Mon April 13th - Robot Mom Sews
Tue April 14th - Vivid Felicity
Wed April 15th - Cut To Pieces
Thu April 16th - Straight Grain
Fri April 17th - Sew Take A Hike
Mon April 20th - Vintage Grey
Tue April 21st - Miss Print
Wed April 22nd - Pink Penguin
Thu April 23rd - Hello Creative Family
Fri April 24th - Follow the White Bunny
Sun April 26th - Cynthia Shaffer
Mon April 27th - A Bright Corner
Tue April 28th - Sew Justine Sew
Wed April 29th - LRstitched
Thu April 30th - Pieced Brain
And you lucky UK residents can also visit Stitch Craft Create here, to enter another giveaway - this one including a pretty bundle of fabrics and two great stash-busting books.