I have another fun book to share with you today!
If you are following me over on Facebook, you have probably seen me share projects from Lisa of A Spoonful of Sugar. I just adore her style – everything she sews is so pretty and her fabric choices are always perfect!
Lisa has a new book out called A Spoonful of Sugar, after her blog, and it is so sweet! You are going to just love it. I’m so happy to be a part of her blog tour for the book!
The book is a sweet mixture of home, kitchen, and even projects for kids. There is a fun mix of hand and machine sewing that I loved – I have so many projects I want to make!
For the book tour we are each showing off a project we’ve made from the book. I was looking through deciding what to make and came across this darling mixer hoop art. No decision there – I just had to make one of my own!
The book has a full pattern for the design and great instructions too. So if you’ve never done machine embroidery outline stitching – this is a great place to start!
Lisa has several hexie projects in the book as well. I took that idea and made a little flower garden hexagon hoop to go with my mixer hoop.
I made the hexagon flower and then hand stitched them to the base fabric with a running stitch. It was really quick to make! I love how they look together.
There are so many amazing bloggers on the tour – you’ll want to check them all out to see what everyone made!
Here’s the schedule:
- April 26 Jodie Carlton Ric Rac
- April 27 Minki Kim Minki’s Work Table
- April 28 Melissa LeRay Oh How Sweet
- April 29 Jemima Flendt Tied With a Ribbon
- April 30 Beverley McCullough Flamingo Toes
- May 2 Sedef Imer Down Grapevine Lane
- May 3 Nadra Ridgeway Ellis and Higgs
- May 4 Amy Morinaka Chick Chick Sewing
- May 5 Caroline Critchfield Sew Can She
- May 6 Kristyne Czepuryk Pretty By Hand
- May 7 Bronwyn Hayes Red Brolly
- May 9 Anorina Morris Samelia’s Mum
- May 10 Peta Peace She Quilts A Lot
- May 11 Faith Essenburg Sarana Ave
- May 12 Angie Wilson Gnome Angel
- May 13 Sharon Burgess Lilabelle Lane Creations
- May 14 Stacy Olson Stacy Olson
- May 16 Ayda Algin Cafenohut
- May 17 Jennie Pickett Clover and Violet
- May 18 Wynn Tan Zakka Art
- May 19 Lisa Cox A Spoonful of Sugar
Lisa is also having a Sew-a-Long! Here’s all the details:
Please join us for an Instagram Sew Along from June 1 – August 9. We will be making projects from A Spoonful of Sugar: Sew 20 Simple Projects to Sweeten Your Surroundings Zakka Style. There will be five rounds, each lasting for two weeks which will give you plenty of time to complete a project or two from the book. Our good friend, Amy Sinibaldi from Nana Company is the Guest Judge, with fantastic prizes for the winner of each round, plus a Grand Prize Winner, generously sponsored by Alisha from Ministry of Fabric. We really hope you join in the fun! #ASPOONFULOFSUGARSAL
Love at First Stitch by Tilly
I don’t really have any craft books–would love to have this one!
I have to smile, remembering all those years ago when I first saw the idea of using embroidery hoops to ‘frame’ various pieces. What goes around, comes around…….hmmmmm??? These are totally delightful!!!!
Kathy h says
Quilts from the Quiltmaker’s gift. Based on a children’s book. I love all the quilts in the book.
This looks like a fun book. It is on my list for sure!
Right now I am into Farmhouse.
sherry g. says
This book is on my must purchase list! I can’t wait to start sewing some projects from it!
It’s my “Fat Quarter Style” Book ! Thanks for sharing another neat Book!
I love the project you chose. My kitchen could really do with one or two decorations, this will be on my list!
Southern Gal says
I love my quilting books, but I don’t really have a “craft” book. This one looks sweet!
I tend to read more craft blogs than craft books, so I don’t have a favorite one.
Cute idea to use a hoop to frame your work.
My favorite craft book is whichever one I am reading. I just recived a copy of Potholders, Pinchers and More as a gift. I will be making some of the projects from this book.
apple blossom says
I love making projects I generally check out project books from my local library. Love making gifts for people. this sounds like a book I’d love to add to my sew library. thanks for sharing and the giveaway
Mine is 100 Pretty Little Projects. There are so many good ideas in there.
Dona kutska says
I need one as I don’t have a favorite.
Lisa H says
My favourite craft book is ‘Patchwork Please’ by Ayumi Takahashi which like Lusa Cox’s ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ book is filled with beautiful zakka projects to make.
Lisa H says
Goodness, I just realised I spelt Lisa incorrectly in my comment when referring to Lisa Cox. As we share the same first name, I’m blaming my fat fingertip instead of my spelling ability! Im a little embarrassed right now :(
Vicki Sprain says
Any type of quilting book is my favorite craft book!
It has to be Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison, I want to make everyone of the gorgeous, scrappy quilts in the book. x
Lynda Taylor says
I love Lisa’s stuff too. She makes so many cute things.
I would love to win her book!
Thanks for the competition.
I love to read Helen Phillips’ books for inspiration….thanks for the awesome give away :)
Looks inspiring and fun. Thanks!
A Quilter’s Playtime is one of my fav books!
Kathy Gorman says
Thanks for the giveaway!
I look forward to getting this book, such cute ideas.
Claire Sutherland says
I love tilly and the buttons Love at first stitch x
Myfavourite book right now is All Points Patchwork. It’s so great for EPP beginners :)
Thanks for the great giveaway!
Doris McCarty says
I like the New Hexiegon book. I also have an old book I got from a thrift store with a bunch of quilted gift items,I can’t remember the name at the moment ,but I love that book.
Lori Morton says
Fave book is “Sweet Tweets” by Erin Cox!!! loooove the lil birds!!! :)
Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :D
I don’t have a favorite book but I do turn to the Internet for great ideas. Would love to have this book.
I like countryside softies by amy adams.
Ana McCool says
Darling! The kitchen aid hoop is so cute. I would love to win the book!
I loved your project so much, I had to buy Lisa’s book :) You ARE amazing!!!