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

88 comments:

Pamela said...

What a great resource! Love the apron idea. Thanks for the giveaway!

Terri Hauge said...

What a wonderful idea - reminds me of a carpenter's apron. Thank you so much for this giveaway!

Rebekah said...

I was drooling over your Loon Lake photos on IG last year. What a cool location. Your apron pattern is adorable.

I've been slowly amassing Rebecca's to sew and knit with me. It's nice to finally find people who share my name and my interests. :)

AuntieD said...

Thanks for the chance at a book. It looks terrific!

Lisa Marie said...

Love the apron! And remember..."One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.”
― A.A. Milne

wendy said...

Love the "sewer's" apron. I need to make one for my friend who loves pockets. Thanks!

Patti said...

I love the idea of your "sewer's apron"! I, too, tend to lose things right in front of me. I'd love to try this!

Pauline G said...

Great idea - always loosing my scissors and glasses!1373

barbara woods said...

great idea

Vicki H said...

The quilters apron looks like a must have.

Anne said...

Looks like a useful and fun book.

Sandy Lowery said...

Lots of practical items in the book, a few I would definately be making. Thanks for the chance t win a copy of it.

Alli said...

Your apron is really cute! :)

Sarah@123quilt said...

This book looks fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

How fun!! I love aprons, they are so convenient and yours is adorable too! Thanks for the chance!

April Shae said...

What a wonderful book you are a part of!! Love the apron!!

Gill said...

Great apron - I'd love to make one!!

ritasiav said...

I love everything in this book. I could make these aprons for everonefor christmas

Elena said...

Please, please count me in. I would love to win one copy of this book it looks so interesting :)

Anya said...

Love the apron! The book looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance!

Sana Saroti said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I'm an expert at loosing little things while sewing ;-)

giddy99 said...

Love the apron! About the eyesight, I've been near-sighted all of my life, and have worn glasses since 3rd grade, but in my early 40's, I could no longer see up close or mid-range with my glasses on. I have to take my glasses OFF to read now (LOL)! Don't worry, I'm grateful - it could have been worse.

leanne said...

love this book ! I can't wait to make a crafter's apron and also that gorgeous bag ! I wear readers now and I have about 5 pairs as they're always getting lost under fabric !!

Tamie said...

Your husband is probably right about the eyesight. I have now graduated from readers to full time glasses. This book looks like fun.

Andy Bee said...

I need to wear one of those around the house. I'm always filling my pockets with random bits.
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Anita said...

I think this book looks like so much fun. My fingers are crossed.

Cathy L said...

Cute apron!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I wish we would have had a chance to do more than just say hi at QuiltCon. Love this apron--I'm definitely going to make one! And I'm also quizzing my optometrist son to see if he knows the average age of needing reading glasses. :)

Esther Dunn said...

Awesome book!! Awesome Apron!!
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Carmen said...

Love it! Thanks for the giveaway! Looks like a fun book!

Shawna said...

I love the apron. This book sounds fantastic

Karen Propes said...

What a great idea, an apron with lots of pockets for retreats. I want to make some of these. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Silverthimble said...

Awesome idea to keep yourself organized both on retreat and at home!

silverthimble@shaw.ca

beth said...

disorganized?? loosing things under piles of fabric?? yes. and always!! i used to use an apron when cleaning the house with pockets for trash, etc, but never thought about using one while sewing... (or using my own pockets? oh, right, yoga pants don't have pockets!!) the projects in this book look so fun!

Patricia said...

Your apron is really neat! Thanks for the giveaway.

Ellee said...

What a great apron. I want one for myself for sure! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Margaret said...

I am loving all the projects I have seen so far. My SIL teaches kindergarten and says this apron would be awesome for him. He needs ten pockets so he doesn't have to keep running back to his desk for stuff.

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Anita said...

The apron is so practical, love it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Joy said...

I have an apron I use at my longarm, but I think I need another now for when I'm at my quilting day out. I love yours with the different fabrics for each pocket. Thanks for the chance to win!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

The book looks awesome. Thanks!

Mary Burn said...

Thanks for including me in your giveaway. Sure could use an apron with all the pockets.

Diane Beavers said...

Hi Krista (1) it's wonderful to meet you too:)
I so need a crafters apron and gardners apron. Your pattern is perfect. 42 is about the age I started noticing (or not) noticing the eye on my machine needle....I guess your hubby is correct. Thank you for sharing your inspiration and the E book is def a must.

babiesdoc said...

I like the apron. I am alway looking for things while I sew.

Allison CB said...

I really like that idea - I am always putting things down and forgetting where I put them (doesn't help that my sewing table is heaped with stuff either...) that apron makes great sense!!! Thanks!

Doris said...

My friend that is a longarmer has always worn an apron like this when sewing or long-arming. Your's is adorable! I love going to quilt retreats and being so inspired by other people's projects and just being surrounded by like-minded friends!

tac73 said...

The projects in this book look very doable and useful.

Kadybug said...

What a cute project and fun looking book! I try to be organized but it doesn't stay that way. :) Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda said...

HELLO,thanks for your blog+sharing on the tour! Love to win a copy!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Jo said...

The apron is a great idea. So handy to have everything at hand. Looks like an amazing book!

Lyndalee said...

I loved the apron. I want to make it for my husband.

kitty0313 said...

The apron is wonderful - practical and soooo glamorous! - and a great option for using small cuts of favorite fabrics. I'd love to make one for myself, and it will be 'top of the list' as a gift idea for creative friends.

Katy Marriott said...

Love your apron - I'm constantly losing my scissors too!

Farm Quilter said...

Love your apron!! So perfect for keeping those necessities at hand - mine always get lost too!!!

Kathy E. said...

I am really enjoying this Blog Hop and seeing all of the great projects! I like the apron and think I could adapt it for a "money apron" for having garage sales...I'm always needing a place to keep my coins for making change.

Susan McG said...

I'd love to win this book. I need some projects that I can finish quickly. I think the apron is a great and practical project.
susanmcg999@gmail.com

Kathy H said...

I use aprons for baking all the time. Love the idea of a retreat apron. Great for organization.

DeborahGun said...

such a fantastic project, as seem to be all the projects in this book :-)

Patchwork and Play said...

This looks like another great book, with so many fabulous projects in it! The hardest part would be picking which one to make first!

~Pam said...

I love the apron pattern. I actually would love one for my sewing projects, as well as my gardening projects. With a quick change in fabric type, I can make a gardening apron! Woo Hoo!

Thank you for the opportunity to win! :)

Barbara O. said...

This books seems to be full of lovely and handy things. I'd love to have a copy. Thanks for the chance!

~Pam said...

I love the apron pattern. I actually would love one for my sewing projects, as well as my gardening projects. With a quick change in fabric type, I can make a gardening apron! Woo Hoo!

Thank you for the opportunity to win! :)

Nikki said...

Great idea. Love the blog hop.

nikki_moshier at hotmail.com

BlessOSU said...

What a cute apron - I think it would also work for gardening tools. Thanks for the giveaway

Paula Cox said...

So cute. Thanks for such a great giveaway

jen said...

Thanks for the giveaway -- love that apron. :)

Julie said...

Love the blog hops and new inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Ella and Nesta said...

Your apron is fantastic, love how you've made the pockets!

Every Stitch said...

Looks the perfect start to a quilting retreat - great idea! thanks for the chance in the giveaway :)

Renee G said...

These look like great projects.

Karen said...

I love your apron pattern!

GranChris said...

Looks like a great book. Can't wait to see it.

the running hare said...

Lots of lovely patterns in this book!

Nancy said...

What a great idea!

Leona Olson said...

This book is great to begin sewing. My aunts made aprons.

Marianne said...

Hope I squeak in under the wire here. I'd love to win a copy.

Jill said...

I can't wait to check out the book. thanks for the offer!

Gail said...

Love that apron! so many things you could use with that.

Patricia said...

The apron is so clever! The book looks delightful!

Chiska said...

I am forever losing things when I'm sewing! This is such a great idea!

Quiltsmiles said...

With all the wonderful projects shown I think I'd make the bag designed by Ayumi first, followed closely with the tool apron. So many wonderful projects and what lovely friendships garnered.

CityHouseStudio said...

Looks like a fabulous book! I'd love to win one!

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