Saturday, 21 March 2015

Little Lady Liberty Book Tour

Hi everyone and welcome if you've popped by on the Little Lady Liberty (or Sew Pretty for Little Girls if you're in the US!) book tour. I jumped at the chance when I was asked by Stitch Craft Create as I'm a bit of a fan girl of Liberty fabrics!!!


The book is written by Alice Caroline who was introduced to sewing at a young age and is also a longtime fan of Liberty fabrics so much so that she now sells them! It's a beautiful book to look through, and covers everything from starting to sew, different techniques to colour theory as well as covering a wide range of projects from a hair scrunchie (which I think is the first thing I ever sewed!) to a bed quilt. Its the perfect book to look through with beautifully styled photos and a range of projects that the little lady in your life (and probably you too!) would like to sew. I particularly love the layered skirts, although I daren't show them to Little Lady as she will be hassling me immediately!

One of the things that I was inspired by were the butterflies that were scattered throughout the book and used in the curtains and lampshade project - they are so bright and cheerful and, given how pricey Liberty can be, the perfect way to make a few precious scraps go a long way.

I didn't quite fancy cutting out that many butterflies so instead used the instructions for the Orla Pencil Case, traced some butterflies from the back of the book and then spent a happy while arranging everything until I was happy!

The instructions were easy to follow, although I did make a couple of additions to the pencil case by putting in zipper tabs ends and boxing out the corners. And soon enough I had a couple of pouches and the desire to decorate all the things with butterflies!!!!

You can find a copy of the book here and if you'd like to make some of your own butterflies you can find some scraps here. And don't forget to check out all the other stops on the book tour;


Mon 2nd – Alice Caroline
Wed 4th – Crafting Not Cleaning
Thu 5th – Sew4Home
Fri 6th – Bloom
Sat 7th – A Spoonful of Sugar
Sun 8th – Fabricworm
Mon 9th – Pieced Brain
Tue 10th  Pretty Nostalgic
Wed 11th – Olivia Jane Handcrafted
Thu 12th – One Shabby Chick
Fri 13th – Sew Creative
Sat 14th – The Last Piece
Tue 17th – Sew Crafty Jess
Wed 18th – Stitchery Dickory Dock
Fri 20th – Molly Flanders
Sat 21st – Fabric & Flowers
Sun 22nd – A Bright Corner
Tue 24th  - Straight Grain
Wed 25th  - Sew Justine Sew
Thu 26th  - Tracey Jay Quilts
Fri 27th  - Feather’s Flights
Sat 28th  - Monkey Do
Sun 29th  - Miss Print

Tue 31st  - Sew Scrumptious

Thanks for popping by,

Sx

Today's sky - beautifully sunny. Hopefully it will stay that way as we've got an outside party later!!!

FULL DISCLOSURE::: Stitch Craft Create sent me an ecopy of Little Lady Liberty for review. All views are my own. 

6 comments:

Linda said...

HI,love your projects! The Curtain is adorable! Thanks for sharing! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Hannlib said...

Ah ha ha!!! Beautiful! Thank you so much xxxxx

Catrin Lewis said...

Love the pencil case (I have a thing for butterflies)

I think a scrunchie was the first thing I sewed too!

Debbie Cooper said...

Hi, I only pop by occasionally and notice that you've not been posting for a while. I hope everything is alright and that you are just having a well earned break. Best wishes. Debbie

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