Thursday, 7 November 2013

Sewing Tales to Stich and Love

I can't tell you how excited I was to receive an email a few weeks back from my friend Kerry asking me to take part in the blog hop for her brilliant new book 'Sewing Tales To Stitch & Love'.

The box of goodies I received as part of the blog hop was a-mazing!!! So much so I made a little Vine video of the grand opening!! (I forgot to turn the microphone off so please excuse my tired daughter making her tired noise in the background hehe!)




I'd really like to say a huge huge thanks to the #sewingtalesbookbloghop sponsors: 







Each of the blog hop participants got such a great package of tools and fabric to make sure we could make whichever toy from the book we wanted to!!

photo courtesy of Kerry Goulder

photo courtesy of Kerry Goulder

For me choosing a project was the hardest thing, after looking through the book numerous times I was still undecided so I let my daughter have a look at the book and she just kept returning to Morton the Turtle! THE DECISION WAS MADE!!!


I was worried about how difficult the task ahead of me had the potential to be, after all I'm a quilter not a toy maker! I needn't have worried, Kerry's concise instructions that were broken down into manageable chunks, had me covered!

So here he is, Holly's own Morton Turtle:




How absolutely cute and adorable is he? Holly chose which fabrics were used where and she also added in some of our own Pearl Bracelets for the underbelly! Morton the turtle himself is separate from his shell so he could in effect have a whole wardrobe of shells!!!

I'd really encourage you to check out Kerry's book here at Amazon, it's a real treat and the projects are just adorable! The boys have already picked out the whales as our next make!!

Check out the other bloggers makes here:
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 (you're here!)

FRIDAY: Nov 8th
Emily Levey – Strawberry Patch Ramblings
Nicke Cutler – Kiss Kiss Quilt
Cathe Holden – Just Something I Made
Kate Henderson – Two Little Banshees

Finally (drum roll please!)

I'd like to offer a GIVEAWAY of all the tools and notions that I didn't use from my sponsor package as well as a signed copy of the book!! I'll also pop in the good size scraps that were left over from the Fat Quarters used in the project including Heather Bailey's LottieDa!



To enter please check out Kerry's book on Amazon and come back to tell me which project you'd like to make the most!

A winner will be drawn on Sunday 10th November 2013. UK entrants only please due to weight of winning parcel. Winner chose by random.org.


***Thank-You again to Kerry and the amazing sponsors for offering me the opportunity to take part and receive all these lovely goodies. I'm so happy I spent time with Holly creating our own Sewing Tale***


39 comments:

  1. Have also just seen this on Jodie's blog - international bloghop ahoy!!! I can't see the name of it but I desperately want to make that station wagon pulling the caravan. It looks just like the one we had when I was a kid.

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  2. Oh my gosh how cute! The book looks fab! Since my husband is desperate for a tortoise maybe i could just make him a fabric one?!

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  3. I love the little mushrooms, my DD would love one. and the turtle with removable shell is ace, imagine, one for all seasons lol... If I win I'm sending the parcel to my mum, she needs more encouragement to get the sewing machine back out :)

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  4. Oh that turtle is gorgeous! I quite like mice and Piper the girlie gnome :) Think this book is going on my wish list!

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  5. I would love to make the toadstools!

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  6. I love the car and camper van, so retro.

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  7. I'm just in the middle of paper piecing an Orca for my daughters birthday tomorrow so I think I'd most like to make Drifter the Orca, although all the projects look stunning! thanks for the chance

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  8. I love your turtle - I like the gnome too!

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  9. I would start with the gnomes and toadstools,,,I still believe in fairies! :) Thanks for such a wonderful give away!!

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  10. Having never sewn one before, I fancy making an igloo or a lightbulb.

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  11. Your Morton looks so cute!! I'd like to try making Casco the Dolphin (with Mama) - my little god daughter likes dolphins, so I'm sure she'd love these!

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  12. Now how can I resist a give-away that will be drawn on my birthday! I just love that little car and trailer!

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  13. Rolled edge quilt - wow - what a neat idea! And I love your turtle :) Looks like a great book. I adore sewing project books - will add it to my wish list!

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  14. Oh very cute!
    I love the car and caravan!
    Lucky Holly xxx

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  15. I love sewing toys and I would have to make the lobster as its so different from any other "toy"

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  16. Your parcel is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your delightful treats too. I would like to make one of the gnomes as they have wonderful personalities. The tortoise is cute, I love that your daughter choose her own fabric.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  17. I want to make the Dolly Moses Basket for my granddaughter. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. It has to be Morton the turtle! My grown up daughter always wanted a tortoise as a pet but we somehow never managed to find one for her but I think this is definitely the next best thing. Thank you for the giveaway. :)

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  19. I'd love to make the turtle too. He looks so so neat.

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  20. I'd love to make the turtle too. He looks so so neat.

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  21. Ooo yes please! Sounds like you're all well and well done for sewing with Holly! Juliex

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  22. P.S. Sorry - forgot to say I think I'd have to make one of the forest projects, probably those cute wee mice! Juliex

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  23. Great prize, ive got my eye on making the orca, fantastic!

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  24. The little animals - bear, mouse-type things. Plus the whale. And I'm sure lots of others too. But little animals mostly is what I'd like to sew (for little nieces and nephews...).

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  25. Great book - I think I'd make the dolphin first. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. So many great makes. I was torn between the caravan and the gnomes. The gnomes and mushrooms won out though.

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  27. My little granddaughter would love the turtle - also the mushrooms and I would love the gnomes. In fact, I think I would love to work my way through all the projects as they are gorgeous.

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  28. I think I would have to start with Morton too. I love the fact that he change his shell! Thanks justine.

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  29. Mimi the Hot Air Balloon looks like it would be a good challenge to make. Such pretty projects in this book.

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  30. Ohhhh those gnomes are nice but I think I would go for Pinchy the Lobster - sounds just like my kind of thing!

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  31. That little bear with his igloo is really cute! I would really like this book for my daughter- I think she would find it really useful!

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  32. Great giveaway! I would love to TRY and make the Gnomes, just love their Ugg like boots. Many thanks xxx

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  33. Oh my! The whale for sure! Too cute!

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  34. Oh Buoy! I would love to make the boy doll and the rowing boat for my Grandson. His grandad grew up sailing and rowing and I can just imagine the tales that would be spun.

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  35. Love the book - I wouldn't be able to resist making the mice - they'd make cute litte gifts. Sue x

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  36. I would love to win this book, I like the little mushrooms and the gnomes. Thanks for the giveaway.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  37. Hot air balloon! Mobile for our newly expected grandchild!

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  38. Hope I'm I time. Just remembered I had a problem linking. I would love to have a to at the tiny hot air balloon. Great giveaway.

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  39. I love the mushrooms and balloon too, such a cut book!

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Well hello and thanks so much for commenting! It's lovely to hear from you, Justine xx