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 23: Generation Q Magazine
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