It’s so exciting to flip through a new sewing book.
And it’s even more exciting when it’s by someone you’ve watched and grown with, as a blogger and friend over the years.
I was lucky to meet Anna of Noodlehead at Quilt Market about 5 years ago….back when neither of us really knew anything.
Maybe a better way to put it is that we were still figuring out how this business of making, sewing, sharing, and designing all worked.
And now here she is with her own book AND a new line of fabric!
The book is called Handmade Style: 23 Must-Have Basics to Stitch, Use, and Wear
And it’s filled with so many beautiful things.
There are classic Anna projects.
And by classic, I mean, beautiful bags, pouches, zippy things….the kind of stuff she’s the master at, and is so good at explaining.
Can’t you imagine either of these in a trendy boutique shop??
Well, you can make them!
The book has an interesting layout, which as a blogger, I really love.
When I put a blog post together, I often think about how each picture will look as a cohesive whole—what order they will go in, how they all fit together as a “book”, rather than individual photos.
And that’s the feel you get here. The first 1/3 of the book is a Look Book, with all the photos in one place. There are pages and pages of gorgeous projects that flow together beautifully.
That deserves a book purchase right there!
No photocopying or fiddling around to increase the pattern size, etc.
The book has projects for Quilting.
How fantastic is this photo??
I want to live in whatever that stripey white barn thing is….and probably wrap myself in that blanket all winter long.
There’s a whole section on apparel.
Did you know you can make flip flops? What??
There are also other small projects, and items for the home.
And I just love seeing Anna in some of the pics.
You are a gorgeous lady my friend!
Anna has sent me TWO copies of Handmade Style for TWO lucky readers.
I hope it’s you!
• Leave a comment, that’s it.
• Only one entry per person.
• Open to US + CANADIAN residents only.
• TWO winners will be picked via random.org
• Giveaway ends Wednesday 7/22/15 at 10pm Central time.
Thank you Anna!