Monday 14 April 2014

Sew Many Books - My April Project (and what I have planned for May...)

Hi everyone,

Its been a little bit quite here on the blog this week, but that is because I've been sewing rather than blogging :) If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen some pictures of what I've been sewing too - I feel like I've been quite productive, maybe the nesting instincts are kicking in?  My hubby probably hopes so...our house is a mess :P

Anyway, onto what I want to talk about today...for those of you who don't know what my Sew Many Books initiative is, have a look over this post :)

Here is a button and please feel free to share it if you would like too...

For My Little Monster

My first project for April - today! - was inspired by this one (pictured below) from my "Zakka Style"* book.
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The reason I chose this as my 1st project, is because the little monster and I looked though all my books together and he seemed most excited about this one.  Also as we are soon moving him to his "big boy bed" it will be nice for him to have something special to have in there with him...and he seemed exited to have a special pillowcase with a pocket for his bunny to go in, I therefore wont be making the matching teddy, as the Little Monster will be perfectly happy to use this pocket pillow case with his bunny toy that he has slept with since birth.

And here is my finished project!

Fabrics used: Dino Desert Footprints, in light blue AND Dino Desert Stripe, in aqua - both were Fat 1/4's purchased at Spotlight.

I have also used a blue pillow case, that was purchased at target.

I'm super happy with how this project turned out and I think the Little Monster will be too!
Hopefully it helps the transition into his "Big boy bed" go a little smoother too :)

I have the following books on my book shelf and need to choose a project for May:

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After having a flip though all my books, I have settled on this...

This lovely project is from my copy of "Patchwork, Please!"*

Now it is rather large project :)  AND I have never done any foundation piecing instead of the full quilt, I am planing on making at least one of these lovely flowers and turn it into a cushion cover - to add to the one that is already sitting on my couch :)

Feel free to sew along with me on this project or any project of your choice, oh and you don't have to make your item exactly as it is in the book to join in - as I have shown you this month - you could make an "inspired by" project too :)

I'll be sharing my finished project on 16th MAY and I'd love to share some of your projects on my blog too so please join in!

To share your progress and projects:

Please use the tag #SewManyBooks on Instagram or Facebook

Or join the flickr group :)

If you decide to share your progress and projects via your blog please post a link to my Facebook page, email me at or leave a comment on this blog post as I would love to share your work in my special monthly blog posts.

I look forward to seeing all your projects!
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