August 22, 2016

Sew Illustrated Blog Tour


I remember the very first time I saw one of Minki's posts on IG. It was love at first sight and I had to see more of her work. I followed her feed right away, and then one day she posted a picture of a basket full of the cutest pincushions I had ever seen. I bravely sent her a message asking if she would want to trade one of her pincushions for one of mine. 
Much to my delight, she answered right away saying she would be happy to have one of my pincushions. Her little pincushion has place of honor on my sewing table and I look at it every day.


Through Minki I also got to "meet" Kristin who is one of the nicest ladies on Instagram!! Imagine my excitement when I found out they were writing a book all about Minki's sewing illustrations so that we could try it ourselves!! I was even more excited when they asked me to be a part of their blog tour! The book is absolute eye candy on each and every page, and it will be hard to decide where to start first!


I knew right away that I wanted to make a few of the pincushions to share with some of my sewing friends, as well as a cute mug rug!!


All of the projects in the book are fun to make and have step by step instructions to help you along the way. Before long you will find yourself wanting to make all the things!!


The projects are designed for machine stitching, but can easily be done by hand if that is your joy.

This was my favorite project!


I mean how cute are those tea cups??? I used a mix of linen and Hello Darling for all of my projects
and love the combination! I couldn't resist adding a bit of ric rac trim!!


The more you stitch, the better the results. Though I love Minki's philosophy that it doesn't have to be perfect. She recommends using an open toe foot so that you can easily see your stitching. I don't have one (yet) so my stitching isn't as nice as I would like.


The timing could not be more perfect because now you can stitch the cutest Christmas gifts ever!!

Here is a list of inspiration! So many talented ladies are sewing along, each with their own amazing style!!
August 15: C&T Publishing
August 16: Amy at nanaCompany
August 17: Wynn at zakkaArt
August 18: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane
August 19: Lisa at A Spoonful of Sugar
August 20: Amy at chick chick sewing
August 21: Stacy at Stacy Olson
August 22: Debbie at happy little cottage
August 24: Faith at Sarana Ave
August 25: Ayda at  cafenohut
August 26: Melissa at Oh, how sweet
August 27: Jemima at Tied with a Ribbon
August 28: Veronica at Vivid Felicity
August 29: Sharon at Lilabelle Lane Creations
August 30: Nadra at ellis & higgs
August 31: Kristyne at pretty by hand
September 1: Elnora on Instagram
September 2: Jennie at Clover and Violet
September 3: Auribuzz
September 4: Minki at Minki’s Work Table and Kristin at They Grow Up Too Fast

Happy Sewing!!

41 comments:

  1. I love the teacups. they would make the perfect mug rug for my sister (we are tea drinkers).

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  2. Lovely making Debbie! I love how the cotton prints create the fine porcelain of the cups. I am so thankful to the blog tour that gave me an opportunity to find you!

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  3. I love these projects and the Sew Illustrations are adorable. I need one of those little pincushions and am going to make one right away; I love that you added that little hanger - great idea.

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  4. This book looks great . . . so many cute things to make. Hoping to win!!

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  5. I think you did a great job on those cute little bits and bobs. I'm going to have to check this book out. : )

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  6. I love the fabric that you chose for these projects. They all turned out so incredibly cute but my favorite is the mug rug with tea cups. I have to make me one!

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  7. Oh my gosh! So cute! I love the little touches you added that make it unique to you. I love every one of your projects! Thank you for sharing and being part of the tour.

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  8. I love the fabric that you chose for these projects. They all turned out so incredibly cute but my favorite is the mug rug with tea cups. I have to make me one!

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  9. I love the projects you made from the book! So pretty! Love the addition of the ricrac to the mug rug, too.

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  10. Me encanta ese libro, tiene proyectos preciosos

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  11. Very nice project! Loving the blog tour so far!

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  12. LOVE the coffee cup too! I need to make one of those :)

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  13. Oooooh!! These projects are just so delicate and pretty.... I would love this book to make everything in it!!

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  14. LOVE her work and I can hardly wait to get a copy of her book!

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  15. The tea cups are lovely!! Looking forward to getting this book! Great creative ideas!

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  16. Lovely projects. I will have to check this book out.

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  17. I love her pincushions as well, can't wait to get this book.

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  18. The tea cups are very cute. I'd love to make them into a mug rug.

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  19. Love the cute tea cups!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  20. I love those tea cups. Great Christmas presents.

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  21. Adorable!! Looks like an awesome book.

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  22. Thes are sweet, I love the sewing machine design. x

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  23. So pretty. And, the book looks great.

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  24. I think I see hostess projects in this book...not to mention lot her options.

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  25. Cute projects! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Fabulous!
    I especially like the teacups!

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  27. So many sweet projects along this hop! I really like the stacked tea cups. How cute would they look on a dishtowel hanging on the oven handle? I love the home-spun look of these designs...just my style.

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  28. Such sweet sewing illustrations. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I might win this book.

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  29. I love your teacups mug rug. And the added ric rac is just the sweetest touch. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. So many cute projects. So hard to decide....

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  31. Your pincushions are so sweet!

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  32. How fun these are
    and the rickrack
    edging looks great!
    Carla from Utah

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  33. So much to make....so little time, but I will find the time!!

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  34. So lovely!!! And the cups are really sweet!

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  35. I love your makes! How many lovely Projects in this book...I Keep my fingers crossed!

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  36. This is such a sweet book! So many possibilities! Thanks for the chance!

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