I am SOOOO excited for my turn on the blog hop! Like, giddy, hopping up and down, rainbows and unicorns flying all around me excited! Can you even stand it? I can't!
So, in case you haven't heard, Retro Mama wrote a super cute and WAY inspirational book. I was so excited to be asked to be part of it, but when I sat down to decide what I wanted to make, I honestly wanted to make ALL of it. I ended up making 5 items and still didn't get to what all I wanted to make! So, I will be making more!
Kim's (Retro Mama) instructions are SO easy to understand. The pictures are uber helpful and well done. I have a really hard time reading/understanding patterns, so for me to say this book is super easy to follow, it's 100% true and you've gotta believe me.
Here are my projects I made.
Kim's book has a darling pattern to make hoop art, Isn't that cloud so sweet?
I really wanted to make this, but I decided to put it in a mini quilt version. Here is mine:
It was so much fun to make and incredibly easy. I made this yesterday....I know, waiting till the last minute! Oldest Robot Child tried to get dibs on this. Nope! This is mine! A black and white stripey binding is my favorite and will be the perfect addition to my sewing room. ♥
Next up was the pleated pincushion. NOW....let me tell you, I sucked at making this. Not because the directions weren't clear or it is super hard, but because personally I suck at pleats and circles. I acknowledge this and own it. Why I tackled this I don't know (overachiever?) but I love the look of it and wanted to use my Milk, Sugar and Flower fabric for it. It's beyond perfect, but I love it still. And I might try to tackle it again after I practice on pleats more. ;) For now, it's holding my yummy donut pins that make me want a donut every time I look at them. Mmmmm donuts.
Next up, I made two versions of the Simply Strippy Sewing Kit. I LOVE how you can totally make this your own, be creative and put all your flair and trims inside! I am a little obsessed with trims. So this was right up my alley. ;)
You all know my adoration and love with Cotton + Steel. SO - I decided to make a selvage version and a B&W (with a hot pink kitty thrown in) version.
It's hard to pick a favorite. I love selvages, but I love that hot pink kitty. ♥ I will probably make more of these. They are just too fun.
Okay, my last project was the Bright as a Button makeup pouch. In octopus of course. ;) Again, more C+S. I didn't want to put buttons on mine, so I just stitched some "X's" instead. This pouch comes in 3 sizes! I love that you can make your own size. I don't like itty bitty pouches and love that this version is pretty roomy, no matter what size you pick.
I highly recommend this book. I honestly love everything in it and I think you will too. ♥
Stitch Craft Create is hosting a giveaway too! Enter to win a copy of Scrap Happy Sewing AND 50 Fat Quarter Makes along with some fabric too!
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