Thursday, April 9, 2015

Make It, Take It Blog Tour!

Yay! Welcome! It's my turn on the Make It, Take It Blog Tour!

make it, take it blog tour

Krista Hennebury, or K1 as I like to call her, is one of my best far-away-turned-real-life sewing friends. As she's also mentioned, we met through Flickr groups along with my fellow blog tour buddy Krista Withers (K2) because of our shared name. I have been lucky enough to be included at Krista's incredible Loon Lake retreat in British Columbia. She has been such a good friend who both inspires me and encourages me, and I was so thrilled for her to write this book about sewing with friends. After all, she's the queen of retreats!

make it, take it blog tour

The project I created for Make It, Take It is the Crafter's Retreat Apron. Anyone who has sewn with me knows I am just a little bit disorganized. Really, that's a lie-- I'm incredibly disorganized. I'm always losing scissors or my phone under piles of fabric. I wear a crafter's apron to hold supplies when I sell at craft fairs, so I thought it would be a fun thing to adapt my pattern to use for sewing at retreats. This one has quite a few pockets for pens, safety pins, and maybe a candy bar. I added a swivel hook for scissors and a loop for hooking glasses. My optometrist husband says I have a good six and a half years before I'll need readers (did you know that 42 and 3 months is the average age to develop near sight problems?), but I'll be ready.

I'm excited to say that I'm giving away two copies of Make It, Take It! Martingale is providing a digital copy, and I will be providing a hard copy. Just leave one comment below-- I'll pick two winners at random on Sunday. The giveaway is closed. Congratulations to Alli and Anya!

I'm also excited to say that I can call each one of the contributors for this book my friend. Make sure to check out their blogs during the tour to learn about their projects too!

Blog Tour Schedule 

Friday, April 3 Blog hop kick-off: Right here!
Monday, April 6: Berene at Happy Sew Lucky and Amy at During Quiet Time
Tuesday, April 7: Leanne at She Can Quilt and Felicity at Felicity Quilts
Wednesday, April 8: Martingale Inc. at Stitch this! (check out their Rainbow Round the Cabin staff party!)
Thursday, April 9: Krista at Spotted Stones and Krista at Krista Withers Quilting
Friday, April 10: Lynne at Lilys Quilts and Cindy at Live a Colorful Life
Saturday, April 11: Ayumi at Pink Penguin and Krista at Poppyprint
Sunday, April 12: Kristie at OCD: Obsessive Crafting Disorder and Christina at Sometimes Crafter