Stash Happy Applique
Stash Happy Applique by Cynthia Shaffer (Lark Crafts, 2012) features 25 unique project ideas and offers techniques for each. There is a basics section to help the novice sewers get up to speed.
Then the fun really begins, with projects that range from embellished store-bought items (like cute Mary Jane shoes) to 100% original creations. Even the motifs offer lots of variety, including kid’s drawings, coffee cups, and pretty paisley. How-to photography, templates, and tips speed crafters along their way.
Ask for Stash Happy: Applique at your favorite independent quilt and fabric retailer.
Shop Apron Stitch-Along with Aimee Ray for Lark Crafts
The stitch-along starts today, Friday June 3, 2 011. The first embroidery pattern download and apron cutting instructions are available on Lark Crafts blog. Aimee will share four free embroidery motifs from her book; one each Friday. Complete instructions on how to put the apron together will be provided on the last week of the stitch-along. Find Aimee’s book, “Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection’ at your local independent quilt and fabric retailer.Tweet
Stash Happy Patchwork by Cynthia Shaffer
Here’s a great new book for your sewing library! “Stash Happy Patchwork” by Cynthia Shaffer features 25 projects that include a Honeycomb Sheet Set, a Patchy Wrap Skirt, a childs Little Sweetheart Dress, a collar for mans best friend, and this Retro Apron; all from scrappy odds and ends too precious to toss.Tweet
Sewn By Hand by Susan Wasinger
The book, “Sewn By Hand” by Susan Wasinger is hot of the press from Lark Crafts. It features 24 neat projects: sweet slippers, button-up tote, personalized bibs or a teeny-weeny bikini are just a few. This book deserves a look! The project that caught my eye was the Button-Down Apron made from recycled shirts on page 32.
Find this book and other great sewing books at your local independent quilt and fabric retailer.Tweet
UPDATE: Last Day For Contest – Win the ‘A Is For Apron’ book!
Today is the last day of this contest! Enter as many times as you like. Somebodies going to win this book! Amanda at Lark Crafts sent me a copy when she saw my previous post. Wasn’t that so nice of her? It’s such a great book full of fresh and flirty designs.
The author Nathalie Mornu has really done a good job explaining tips and techniques from finishing seams to making pleats, ruffles and yo-yos. I know the lucky winner will love it!
Now here are the updated contest rules.
I want you to tell me the goofiest place you ever wore an apron: the grocery store, the kid’s soccer game, to the dentist, the laudromat, the car wash. You can send a photo if you like. I’ll enter you in the contest to win the book, ‘A Is For Aprons’. The contest will end October 26. I’ll draw the winning name using random.org on October 27 and post it to Apronicity.
Don’t want to wait to get your hands on this book? Look for ‘A is for Apron’ in your favorite independent quilt shop or fabric store.Tweet