Pretty Handmades Book Blog Tour

I was so excited when Lauren Wright asked me to participate in the book blog tour for her STUNNING new book, “Pretty Handmades – Felt And Fabric Sewing Projects To Warm Your Heart.” What a treat it was to see all of the gorgeous designs in this book!

There are mini quilts, pillows, sewing accessories, hoops, pincushions, wall hangings and so much more – honestly, you just couldn’t go wrong with any of the choices.

And what did I choose to make? The gorgeous “Busy Bee Pincushion!” I loved getting to try my hand at english paper piecing to make some hexies for this project, and I’ve been hoarding some Liberty fabric for more than a year, so this was the perfect way to use some of it.

I made the pincushion just a little bit smaller than the pattern calls for, since space on my work desk is somewhat limited (and is usually a chaotic mess…oops). But the combination of the hexies, wool felt flowers (which were super-simple to make) and an adorable felt bee makes this pincushion a really lovely project!

And for the finishing touch, I finally found a use for one of the (many) vintage buttons I’ve collected over the years.


The book is available for pre-order now:

Pretty Handmades by Lauren Wright on Amazon

And how about free stuff?! Lauren will soon be giving away a signed copy of the book via her blog and Instagram, so don’t miss out:

Blog – Molly and Mama

Instagram – @mollyandmama

Here are links to all of the other makers who have been creating the loveliest projects from Lauren’s book. I promise you’re going to adore all of them!

1 Sept 2017 Lauren Wright www.mollyandmama.com.au @mollyandmama
2 Sept 2017 Jemima Flendt www.blog.tiedwitharibbon.com @tiedwitharibbon
3 Sept 2017 Sharon Burgess www.lilabellelanecreations.com @lilabellelane
4 Sept 2017 Lauren Nash www.transientart.com @transientart
5 Sept 2017 Sarah Edgar www.alittlehappyplace.blogspot.co.uk @sarahedgarprettyfabrics
6 Sept 2017 Ange Hamilton www.alittlepatchwork.wordpress.com @alittlepatchwork
7 Sept 2017 Elea Lutz www.elealutzdesign.com @elealutz
8 Sept 2017 Sarah Scott www.piccolostudio.com.au @piccolostudio_sarah
9 Sept 2017 Martina Bahre www.avaandneve.com.au @ava_and_neve
10 Sept 2017 Heather Andrus www.quiltstory.blogspot.com @quiltstory
11 Sept 2017 Faith Essenburg www.saranaave.wordpress.com @faithessenburg
12 Sept 2017 Alisha Orlando www.ministryoffabric.com.au @ministryoffabric
13 Sept 2017 Bev McCullough www.flamingotoes.com @flamingotoes
14 Sept 2017 Stacy Olson www.stacyolsondesign.com @stacyolsondesign
15 Sept 2017 Ali Phillips www.arabesquescissors.com @arabesquescissors
16 Sept 2017 Mollie Johanson www.wildolive.blogspot.com @molliejohanson
17 Sept 2017 Kristyne Czepuryk www.prettybyhand.com @prettybyhand
18 Sept 2017 Xanthe Grundy www.wifemade.com @wifemade
19 Sept 2017 Anne Oliver www.lolliandgrace.com @lolliandgrace
20 Sept 2017 Larisa Shurupov www.stitchingnotes.com @stitchingnotes
21 Sept 2017 Sedef Imer www.downgrapevinelane.com @downgrapevinelane
22 Sept 2017 Wynn Tan www.zakkaArt.blogspot.com @zakkaArt
23 Sept 2017 Veronica AM www.VividFelicity.wordpress.com @vividfelicity
24 Sept 2017 Minki Kim www.minkikim.com @zeriano
25 Sept 2017 Elise Baek www.eliseandemelie.com @eliseandemelie
26 Sept 2017 Megan Price www.dollyhenry.com.au @dollyhenryau
27 Sept 2017 Nadra Ridgeway www.ellisandhiggs.com @ellisandhiggs
28 Sept 2017 Ayda Algin www.cafenohut.com @cafenohut
29 Sept 2017 Jodi Godfrey www.talesofcloth.com @talesofcloth
30 Sept 2017 Lauren Wright www.mollyandmama.com.au @mollyandmama

 

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