Friday, November 08, 2013

Sewing Tales to Stitch and Love

I was so excited when Kerry Goulder contacted me to be part of the blog hop for her new book Sewing Tales to Stitch and Love. It is a gorgeous book full of great patterns. I love the turtle and the mushrooms (such great shapes) and there are some really different patterns in there like a rowboat and an igloo.

As soon as I saw the Moses Basket I knew Olive would love it. She is just getting into putting things into and out of containers and dragging things around the house.
All of the pattern pieces are in the back of the book and they all need enlarging 200%. It wasn't a problem for the Moses Basket as there is just one piece so it was easy to do for me at home. The exact measurements are given for all the other pieces needed. I made the medium size and it went together very easily and the instructions were clear.
I like that batting was used between all the pieces; the base, sides and handles. It gives it shape and sturdiness and it is a great use of all the left over pieces of batting I have from quilt making.

 Olive's little bear has been in and out of the basket and dragged around the house all week.

There are also patterns for a pillow and a little quilt to go in the basket. I think a set of a basket, pillow and quilt would the loveliest little present for a child on their birthday or at Christmas.
I love how there are projects in the book that would appeal to girls and boys and projects that would appeal to children of many ages. There are even a few things my big girls are interested in making and I think they could do it with a little help.

Not only did Kerry send the book, but it came in a box full of tools and notions I could use to sew a pattern in the book. A big thanks to FiskarsDritzFairfieldBosal and Free Spirit. Kerry is giving you a chance to win one of these boxes just go to her blog and enter!
I was particularly excited to see the little Fiskars scissors in the box. I had a pair of these many years ago and loved them, but managed to lose them somehow.

Also in the box were four fat quarters of the gorgeous new Heather Bailey fabric Lottie Da from Freespirit. I couldn't resist making a pair of Oliver&S Puppet Show shorts for Olive. I love this orange and pink combination!

You can see more projects made from patterns in the book and all the book reviews at these blogs and you to see more on Instagram search for #sewingtalesbookbloghop.
MONDAY: Nov 4th
Mollie Johanson - Wild Olive                                         
Jessica Fediw - Happy Together                            
Abby Glassenberg - While She Naps                         
Jennet Jones-Rau - Feathered Nest Studio    
TUESDAY: Nov 5th                                             
Sabra Gubler - Sew a Straight Line                     
Amber Carillo - One Shabby Chick      
Caroline Hulse - Sew Caroline                        
Amy Friend - During Quiet Time               

WEDNESDAY: Nov 6th        
Miranda Anderson - One Little Minute                        
Andrea Taddicken - Knitty Bitties Sews                      
Kristi McDonough - Schnitzel & Boo    
Terri Harlan - Sew Fantastic   

THURSDAY: Nov 7th                               
Shari Butler - Doo Hikey Designs   
Jodie Carleton - RicRac                         
Jen Goode - 100 Directions                  
Justine Henshaw - Sew Justine Sew    
FRIDAY: Nov 8th       
Emily Levey - Strawberry Patch Ramblings                                                                                                
Nicke Cutler - Kiss Kiss Quilt                                 
Cathe Holden - Just Something I Made                   
Kate Henderson - Two Little Banshees       


Sue Niven said...

How very exciting! You did such a great job on the Moses basket.

Michele T said...

Beautiful fabrics... the book has so many sweet projects, I'd want to make them all!!

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, those pictures of Olive and her bear are just too cute!!!!

Vicki H said...

Olive is so cute and I can tell she loves her bear and doll basket.

flowerpress said...

What wonderful parcels you got! And what a great project, you can tell Olive loves it :-)

Mhairi said...

So cute, I love the basket. Thanks for reviewing this book.