Monday, April 27, 2015

Scrap Happy Sewing + Book Giveaway

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!

Scrap Happy Sewing book

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.
Scrap Happy Sewing projects
I also love this scrappy tote bag, and heaven knows I have plenty of scraps to use on any (and all) of these projects.
  
Craft on the Go Tote Bag

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.

Cozy Four Square pillow

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.

Cozy Four Square pillow

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.


63 comments:

  1. Very cute pillow. Those pot holders are sweet. This book looks like it has several fun projects to make. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Good Morning Andy, it's so wonderful to meet you. I need a pillow for my reading area too, yours is so fresh w/invigorating prints. Love the idea of me propped upon a pillow that I made. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Those pillows are just lovely - great use of scraps! Book looks like it has lot of similar nice projects!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love the pillow. Thanks for the giveaway. Scrappy projects are my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  6. THE BAG!!! perfect size to hold the next project. The pot holder and the sewing necessities I am going to call them the pin holder and the pin cushion!!! Oh my--my pea picking heart is going pitter pat

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a cute pillow. I could use one of those at story time as well. I've been using a stuffed animal as well. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. This looks like my kind of book! I'm needing some quick scrappy projects to use up my stash and something I can do and see a finished project quickly! Love it! I can't wait to try the potholders!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Looks like a fun book! Thanks for the opportunity! qltdiva1@fuse.net

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh wow... lots of small gift potential!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Scrappy sewing is indeed happy sewing, I even go as far as to say my only sewing. I love scrappy all the way! Thanks for the introduction, seems a great addition to the library

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm always looking for great ways to use up my scraps. This looks like a great book filled with good ideas.

    ReplyDelete
  13. This looks like a great book! Thanks for all of your inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love scrappy projects. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  15. i love using up scraps, thanks for the chance

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love that tote - be great to use up my scraps x

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love the idea of a special reading pillow! Perfect! Thanks for a chance to win this book.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'm a quilting newbie but I think even I could manage one of these cushions - yours is lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Looks like a lot of fun projects!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Great pillow! I need to make a few of those for when the grand kids come over. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great pillow! I need to make a few of those for when the grand kids come over. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love those pincushions! The book looks like it has a lot of cute ideas. Thanks, Dee

    ReplyDelete
  23. What a great bag! I think that would be my first project :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. This book is crammed with scrappy fun! I would have a great time making pincusions, but that pillow would be begging to be made first, if I had this book. Great stuff!

    ReplyDelete
  25. What adorable projects…love the pillows and tote bag :) Thanks for the sweet giveaway!
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I adore that mat with the feet. And those apples would be perfect for my mother... what a great piece of inspiration.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love those pin cushions, they are adorable! I'll make a couple of them, just for myself.

    ReplyDelete
  28. This will be a must have for 2015. I see Christmas presents in here.

    ReplyDelete
  29. I'd love to win a cop of this book. The projects are so cute!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  30. Oh I love the scrappy tote bag!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Thanks for sharing about the book Andy. I hadn't heard of it before and it sounds fabulous. A great gift idea too.... Many thanks, Jen

    ReplyDelete
  32. Please count me in too... I'd like to win!!!
    Thanks, Edit from Hungary

    ReplyDelete
  33. Thanks! What fun scrappy projects. Heide

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love all the bright colors! I'd love a chance to win the book. Thanks for the opportunity.

    ReplyDelete
  35. The projects in the book look awesome! Lots of great ideas!
    yoyopattycakes at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  36. Looks like a fun and happy book! Thanks for the giveaway chance!
    Susie

    ReplyDelete
  37. This book looks awesome, thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I love the potholders and the sewing kit!!

    ReplyDelete
  39. These projects look completely adorable. I can't wait to see this book.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Love your version of the Cozy Four Square pillow, it looks really good for a boy's room too!
    I adore scrappy projects and these are so pretty and useful!

    ReplyDelete
  41. I love your pillow and have to make that bag! This book looks like a must-have for making a dent in my ever growing pile of scraps. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    ReplyDelete
  42. I would love to make several of the projects in that book! Fun!

    ReplyDelete
  43. It looks like this book is full of cute projects! The pillows are wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  44. What a neat book (and a fantastic post!) I know I could stand to burn through a few scraps!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Looks like a great book, and the pillows are super. Hope to win a copy. Eileen in Spain

    ReplyDelete
  46. Looks like a great book, and the pillows are super. Hope to win a copy. Eileen in Spain

    ReplyDelete
  47. HI, NEAT BOOK!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  48. I just love that you used 'boy' colors for the 'reading' pillow!

    So great. Keep on reading; you won't be sorry. My seven grown kids were read to nightly and are all voracious readers.

    I'd love to make some (6) pillows for my grands... so maybe I'll win?
    thanks

    ReplyDelete
  49. I love it all! Thanks for the chance to get the book, I've been out of town.....sooooo glad I saw this!

    ReplyDelete
  50. Love the bag! And the pin cushions are so sweet. Thanks for the opportunity! (Sorry if I somehow posted this twice)

    ReplyDelete
  51. Wow--do I have some fabric orphans that could be used for these projects. Thanks for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Would love to win this book :)

    ReplyDelete
  53. Lots of lovely things to make. Thank you for the opportunity to win!
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  54. Thanks for a great book review, and the chance at a fun giveaway! This book looks full of beautiful and useful projects - perfect for putting those ubiquitous scraps to good use!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Your pillows turned out so cute. Course I'm a sucker for anything rainbow-ish.
    ktsquiltdreams [at]gmail [dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  56. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  57. Adorable projects. The colors are so summery.

    ReplyDelete
  58. I love this book! I have a granddaughter turning 1 year old in two weeks.. the doll in the top photo caught my eye. After raising two sons, I'm looking forward to pulling out scraps for girly projects!

    ReplyDelete
  59. This book looks like it would be so handy to have around. I think being able to take a break on the big projects, i. e. quilts, and doIng something small for a while would really be rewarding and relaxing!

    ReplyDelete
  60. I am a scrap quilter and I just discovered your site. I am so excited.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...