Monday, April 20, 2015

stash-busting blog hop with retro mama and giveaway::CLOSED::

Hello sweet friends!
Well, I am so excited for today's post as it is my turn for the The Stash-Busting blog hop to celebrate the most lovely Kim of Retro Mama's new book Scrap Happy Sewing and 50 Fat Quarters Makes! Both books are full of beautiful and sweet projects and inspiration!
 (Scrap Happy Sewing photo from Kim Kruzich)

I was excited to read through Kim's new book as I love scraps and have some very loved pieces that are just meant for projects she has created!
 I made this sweet Cozy Four-Square scrappy pillow cover out of Kim's book, and had so much fun choosing some of my favorite scraps for it! 
 I added the cream with black swiss dots binding as I am going through a little polka dot kick right now and loved the sweetness it gives to it!
Simple quilting lines Kim has you add to each square gives it such a sweet touch and gave me some good practice on my straight lines! 
 Scrap Happy Sewing was such a lovely book to look through with beautiful scrappy projects to make!  I can't wait to make some more projects. I think Kim's On-a-Roll Crochet Hook Holder is next on my list as my hooks are quite a mess right now, and need a cozy, organized spot to be!
 Now for some sweetness!  
The lovely folks over at Stitch, Craft, Create
are kindly going to give one of you dear readers a free e-book copy of both these fabulous and must have books! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and I will pick a winner on Monday, April 27th!

 You can also head over to Stitch, Craft, Create for another chance to win these two books and a fat quarter bundle of pretty fabrics! 

Here is the rest of the blog hop schedule::

APRIL:

Thu 2nd  – Retro Mama

Tue 7th  – SCC

Wed 8th  – S.O.T.A.K Handmade

Thu 9th  – Fabricworm

Fri 10th  – Clover & Violet

Mon 13th  – Robot Mom Sews

Tue 14th  – Vivid Felicity

Wed 15th  – Cut To Pieces

Thu 16th  – Straight Grain

Fri 17th  – Sew Take A Hike

Mon 20th  – Vintage Grey

Tue 21st  – Miss Print

Wed 22nd  – Pink Penguin

Thu 23rd  – Sew Creative Blog

Fri 24th  – Follow the White Bunny

Mon 27th  – A Bright Corner

Tue 28th  – Sew Justine Sew

Wed 29th  – LRstitched

Thu 30th  – Pieced Brain

Thanks for stopping by and visiting! Wishing you a most lovely and crafty day! xo

                                         

59 comments:

  1. Heather, I'll enjoy checking out your blog hop friends.

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    1. And forgot to say, your pillow is fabulous! :)

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  2. The pillow is absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. I love that polka dot binding.

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  4. Very cute pillow. The books look to have a nice variety of projects.

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  5. Really like both of the books and would enjoy either one Love the baby doll.
    Nancy Hilderbrand
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  6. I am loving polka dots right now too. They are a perfect touch on the pillow!

    determineddebby@gmail.com

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  7. These books look great for a beginner like me. I have fat quarters but not sure how to best use them sometimes
    There's always some leftover from a project and it'd be great to make some of the little projects with them.

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  8. I love this pillow...so lovely. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  9. Beautiful pillows! And the books look great too :)

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  10. Thanks for a fab giveaway, these books would be perfect inspiration for my fabric scraps xx

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  11. Your cushion is so pretty, Heather.

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  12. Your cushion is gorgeous - so summery. I have loads of scraps in my stash that I can't bring myself to throw away but I'm not quite sure what to do with them.

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  13. These books look great! Thanks for the chance to win them. I have a ton of scraps I'm looking for ideas to use them for.

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  14. Love your cushion, Heather. I think I need to practise straight-line quilting too! ♡

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  15. I would LOVE to win this prize - thanks!
    merryorganic@gmail.com

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  16. I always love looking at your beautiful pieces and now these books like they too have a number of beautiful projects.

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  17. These books look great! I have a very bad habit of buying and buying fat quarters! I love fabríc and I seem to want to own it all! So, really, I need these books!
    Beth

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  18. The polka dot binding is the perfect finishing touch! Beautiful cushion, too pretty to use!

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  19. I love creating scrappy treasures & could always use more inspiration!

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  20. I am a believer that scrappy projects are the best! They contain all of those little pieces of past projects that were adored and so carefully chosen for the ones we love. Put those all together and you have a piece full of love!

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  21. Love your pillow! Who wouldn't want one of these books--lots of quick projects. I know a few little girls who would love that dolly

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  22. What a wonderful giveaway! Love these books! Thank you!

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  23. Heather, your pillows are so delicious looking:) reminds me of party mints. I'm a straight line quilter too and that is such a cool touch to the 4 blocks. I could do that w/your guidance. Scrappy is me and owner of a few FQ bundles so both books would be in continuous use here:) THank you for sharing and it so nice to meet you

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  24. They look like fun books, thanks for a review & chance to win!

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  25. I was just looking at this book on Amazon!

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  26. Your pillow is gorgeous...thank you for sharing. I would love to win one of these books!

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  27. I love your cushion - great colours!
    This looks a great book!

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  28. Lovely cushion - I think I need to make some of these for my sunroom! Can't wait to this book 😊

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  29. Would love to sew from these lovely books! Thanks so much for the post and the chance to win!

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  30. I would love to win this giveaway, thanks for the chance.

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  31. I love the pillow, very bright and cheery. This looks like a fun book.

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  32. The books look great. Such cute projects. Thanks for the chance to win. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

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  33. Fabulous books with beautiful makes. Would love to win either one.
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

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  34. I have been collecting polka dots fabric and love it in your binding. Wonderful looking projects.

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  35. Such lovely books, would be fun to read.

    Lilbitbrit_007@msn.com

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  36. I just found your blog by way of Pretty By Hand. I am in love with your pillow, your choice of happy fabrics and your straight stitching lines! This is a must do for granddaughter, but maybe for grandson too! Lovely books, lovely sewing!

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  37. Nice projects, I especially love the fabrics you chose.

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  38. I love the fabrics you used in your pillow cover! So sweet and happy! Can't wait to see more projects from these books. Thanks for a chance!

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  39. I would love to add these books to my quilting library. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. Your pillow is sew cute.

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  40. Very cute pillow. I think this book looks like fun.

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  41. It sounds very interesting!
    i like the post very much keep it up
    Yah this blog is making a dfference. I love it.
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  42. Love the 4-color pillow! That's a great project to try.

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  43. Your pillow turned out great my dear. Love the fabrics that you used. What awesome books. They look like a lot of fun.
    Hugs
    donna

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  44. Your pillow is adorable! The book looks great with all the lovely scrappy projects. Have a wonderful day!
    Lisa

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  45. This book looks like it is full of inspiration! The pillow would be perfect in my house!

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  46. Love these books! Thanks for the giveaway. Scrappy projects are my favorits.

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  47. I have so many fat quarters - this book would be great for destashing!

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  48. Dear Heather. I love your scrappy cushion cover.. Looks really good with your spotty border. Thanks for the giveaway it looks great fun. Love Pat x

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  49. I love that pillow! Would also love to win those books!

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  50. I love little projects using scraps of fabrics! Thanks for the chance of winning this giveaway.

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  51. Love the colours you chose for the pillow! So adorable! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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