5 September 2017

Pretty Handmades Book Showcase

Hi everyone......today is my stop on the 'Pretty Handmades' Showcase, to celebrate the publication of Lauren's (of Molly and Mama fame) beautiful first book.  Lauren has written a really lovely book and I'm pleased to report that it really does live up to its name.... all the projects made using fabric and felt, are extremely pretty, with the most lovely photographs and importantly clear instructions are given, making it suitable for both the beginner and experienced sewer.  As you would expect from Tuva Publishing, the book is also laid out in the most aesthetically pleasing way, with a lovely matt finish which all in all makes it a must have!

As you can imagine I had a pretty hard time deciding which project from the 20 included to make, but in the end chose the 'Posie Patchwork Pouch'.  

Lauren is a girl after my own heart and like me, is a huge fan of hand stitches and I thoroughly enjoyed hand quilting the pouch in my favourite Aurifil 12wt.  I used #1158, #2260 & #2310.
I pretty much followed the pattern word for word, but decided to use ribbons for both the tabs and as the decorative trim across the top, instead of the suggested lace trim.  I chose a pretty mix of red, blue and cream cottons......the ticking stripe and red dot are by Lecien, with some Elm Cottage by Windham and finally some lovely Minick and Simpson and American Jane by Moda prints....along side some Essex Linen in Putty.  All of course chosen from my website. I also added a decorative label to the front.......I've been waiting for the perfect project to use this Lecien Little Heroines fabric! 

The Blog Showcase started on the 1st September and as you can see from the list below, a whole host of talented makers will be participating.......

                     1 Sept 2017     Lauren Wright             www.mollyandmama.com.au                
   2 Sept 2017     Jemima Flendt             www.blog.tiedwitharibbon.com             
   3 Sept 2017     Sharon Burgess          www.lilabellelanecreations.com            
 4 Sept 2017     Lauren Nash               www.transientart.com                          
5 Sept 2017     Sarah Edgar               www.alittlehappyplace.blogspot.co.uk
   6 Sept 2017     Ange Hamilton            www.alittlepatchwork.wordpress.com   
 7 Sept 2017     Elea Lutz                    www.elealutzdesign.com                     
  8 Sept 2017     Sarah Scott                 www.piccolostudio.com.au                   
 9 Sept 2017     Martina Bahre             www.avaandneve.com.au                   
10 Sept 2017   Heather Andrus           www.quiltstory.blogspot.com                
 11 Sept 2017   Faith Essenburg          www.saranaave.wordpress.com           
12 Sept 2017   Alisha Orlando            www.ministryoffabric.com.au                
13 Sept 2017   Bev McCullough          www.flamingotoes.com                        
14 Sept 2017   Stacy Olson                www.stacyolsondesign.com                 
 15 Sept 2017   Ali Phillips                    www.arabesquescissors.com               
 16 Sept 2017   Mollie Johanson          www.wildolive.blogspot.com                 
17 Sept 2017   Kristyne Czepuryk       www.prettybyhand.com                       
18 Sept 2017   Xanthe Grundy           www.wife-made.com                            
19 Sept 2017   Anne Oliver                 www.lolliandgrace.com                        
20 Sept 2017   Larisa Shurupov          www.stitchingnotes.com                      
21 Sept 2017   Sedef Imer                  www.downgrapevinelane.com             
22 Sept 2017   Wynn Tan                   www.zakkaArt.blogspot.com                
 23 Sept 2017   Veronica AM               www.VividFelicity.wordpress.com         
  24 Sept 2017   Minki Kim                     www.minkikim.com                               
  25 Sept 2017   Elise Baek                   www.eliseandemelie.com                     
 26 Sept 2017   Megan Price                www.dollyhenry.com.au                       
   27 Sept 2017   Nadra Ridgeway          www.ellisandhiggs.com                        
28 Sept 2017   Ayda Algin                  www.cafenohut.com                            
 29 Sept 2017   Jodi Godfrey               www.talesofcloth.com                          
 30 Sept 2017   Lauren Wright                  www.mollyandmama.com.au        

Lauren will also be hosting a giveaway on her blog, so keep your eyes posted for that!  Congratulations again Lauren for a really super book and thank you so much for inviting me to take part.  Thank you also to Tuva Publishing for sending me an advance copy.  Our shop copies of this gorgeous book by the way, should be arriving very soon  (Edited 6th Sep Hooray they've arrived and you can find the HERE!) 

Happy Stitches!


  1. It is a great design and your fabrics are lovely. Love the zip too.

  2. wow its gorgeous,well done on a beautiful finish xx

  3. Beautiful Sarah. I hope you and your mum are well x

  4. Thank You for sharing!

  5. Sarah, your version of the Posie Patchwork Pouch is just perfection, from the ribbon tabs and hand quilted details right down to the specially made label. It is so wonderful seeing everyone's makes for my Pretty Handmades Book Showcase. And yours are super special. Thanks so much for being involved xx

  6. I absolutely love your pouch! Using all these fabrics and patches gave a completely different look to this project. Sweet!


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