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Dolly Book Tour

Hey there! If you don’t mind, i’m going to dispense with the usual introductions. You know where click, follow, and so forth!

So as you may already know, it’s my turn to share the project I’ve chosen to make from Dolly, a sweet little book by my dear friend Elea Lutz. It’s chalk full of scrumptious little projects for you to create. I LOVE dolls, don’t you? Well these are the best kind. Handmade, love in every stitch & eventually threadbare from years of cherished playtime. You know the type. Well when you have a sweet Dolly, you know you need accessories to go with it! But first, incase you haven’t seen it. ..more like ‘because I adore flipping through photos in this book, and dreaming of hundreds of combinations I could do for each and every project!’ ..let’s have a peek inside?

The cover alone is “mwah!” But these..

..ahhh.. so much cuteness!.. So I had my fabric all chosen for this. Of course I pick up my favorites from Elea’s Little Dolly fabric. It was a no brainer. I mean just look at how gorgeous it is..

Beautiful pinks, lavenders, aquas and yellows… The colors and prints are prefect for Dolly stuff. But I cheated. I couldn’t wait, I just had to use these right away. I’m such a huge fan of Elea’s work! Anyway, I could gush about these fabrics all day. Let me show you what I decided to make. Ready?..

Yass! I just had to make these doll face treat bags! Aren’t they adorable?! Three cute, flower haired, embroidered Dolly bags. They were just too good to pass up. I did make another project, but I really loved these, and they’re just so fun!

I couldn’t resist sharing them with you all. I will be sharing the other project, but I seriously thought these deserved center stage today. The added little hair bow tags were made by adhering the fabric to heavy card stock, and cutting them out freehand. I also made this little pup tag for myself..

Cute right? It’s also included in the patterns. Just a little something to carry in my planner everyday.  So what do you think? Don’t you just love this book?? So many cute projects to make, without a doubt, well written and easy to understand. If you don’t have a copy, grab one. These will make perfect gifts for the littles in your life this holiday season!

I hope I’ve inspired you today to try something new! If you missed any of the tour, I have a schedule below, check it out. Bear Hugs and sincere thanks to Elea Lutz -Thank You for letting me join in on the fun dear friend! As always, I adore your work, style, and it’s always an honor to create with your fabrics. And now your amazing sweet Dolly Book! What a momentous occasion, such an honor. Also to the teams over at Penny Rose Fabrics & Riley Blake Designs. You always inspire my work. Thank You So Much for such an amazing job in coodrdinating all these talents! Be sure to click over to Elea’s, I hear she’s working on a special Giveaway!

Happy Sewing Everyone, & Happy Holidays!!

xo, Veronica

 

 

Monday 9/18 Faith Essenburg @faithessenburg

Friday 9/22 Melissa Mortenson @polkadotchair

Monday 9/25 Lauren Nash @transientart

Friday 9/29 Sedef Imer @downgrapevinelane

Monday 10/2 Jemima Flendt @tiedwitharibbon

Friday 10/6 Jina Barney @jinabarney

Monday 10/9 Ayda Algin @cafenohut

you are here -> Friday 10/13 Veronica AM‬ @vividfelicity

Monday 10/16 Ange Hamilton @alittlepatchwork

Friday 10/20 Nadra Ridgeway @ellisandhiggs

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Pretty Handmades Book Showcase

Hey everyone. Welcome to my stop on Lauren Wright’s Pretty Handmades Book Showcase. I hope you’ve been following, or at least peeking in behind the scenes at all the gorgeous projects. Aren’t they absolutely stunning? Completely feel out of my league here, but when a sweet friend asks you to join in and making something pretty from her new first release.. you can’t turn it away. Lauren is an amazing talent. By now I’m sure you’ve all seen, or have a copy in hand of Lauren’s Pretty Handmades for Tuva Publishing. Oh. My Gosh. The cover draws you in, the pages are chalk full of adorable projects, and if you’ve already delved into it you know how easy the instructions are to follow. So well written. If that’s not enough, there are plenty of beautiful photos to flip through, as well as help you with your project. It’s amazing…



I mean, those few photos alone are enough to make you want to turn the page. She did such a wonderful job, it was hard choosing which project I really wanted to pursue. There’s that cute Honey Hive Stitchy Book above. Then there was the Busy Bee Pincushion I had started out with. You can never have too many pincushions laying around your work area. Then there’s that really adorable Lullaby Kitty Felt Doll …with her Sweet Dreams Sleeping Bag? So Cute! But I had one tugging at me the entire time. Ready? Here we go..

Yess, the Bloom Cushion Cover. This cutie was begging to be made. I never seem to have enough pillows to go around anyway, this was perfect. Now, I hadn’t hand-stitched in what felt like months, but this one just wouldn’t let go. So after I scrapped the first project, it happened. My fingers were already sore, and my time was running short. So what’s a girl to do? ping! I know this is an English paper pieced project, but I bet I can do this using my machine. Pff, easy! I’m a professional, I got this! I had convinced myself this was the best course of action. Can we all just pause for a second? First, I can epp with the best of them, so I should have stuck to it. Second, I’ve actually never, I mean NEVER, machine sewn Y-seams successfully. And Third, my time frame was already running short with at least two other projects I needed to finish within the week. However, I threw all caution to the wind, and dove right in… Go ahead. Just laugh out loud, because ..come on. Is this really the time you want to start experimenting with methods you have no real experience in? Think about it. What in the world was going through my head?!?? Geez.. Long story short. A week and half into it, gobbs & gobbs of threads and fabric pieces piled around my machine, and about a zillion pin-pricks later.. Success. Good Grief, I should have just hand sewn the pattern. So easy! But I’m never one to back down from a challenge you guys. Oh brother. Now that you have my little back story, let’s just sit back and admire this little miracle. Yes??..



..and a little detail work..

..to remind myself to stick to what I know best when I have lingering deadlines! ..I’m still chuckling. 😉 I used Elea Lutz Little Dolly fabric for the pieced floral medallion, backing, and binding. A beautiful ribbon tie from Daily Like Canada. As well as Lecien’s Cosmo Floss for the skipped stitched embroidery work.

The projects are so easy to follow, and beautiful makes! Just make sure you setup your challenges when your not on an important schedule. goodness.

Okay, thanks so much for stopping in, and sharing this experience with me. Don’t forget to click on the link for tomorrow’s project by my very sweet and amazingly talented friend, Minki Kim. She will not disappoint! If you’ve missed any of the previous posts, I have the lineup down at the bottom for you. Make sure you follow through because Lauren is going to be holding a wonderful giveaway on the 30th. Be sure to check it out! I hope I’ve inspired you to snag a copy for your very own! A huge Thank You to Lauren Wright of Molly and Mama for reaching out! Also to Tuva Publishing for make this opportunity possible!

Happy Sewing! 

xo, Veronica 

 

1 Sept 2017 Lauren Wright http://www.mollyandmama.com.au @mollyandmama

2 Sept 2017 Jemima Flendt http://www.blog.tiedwitharibbon.com @tiedwitharibbon

3 Sept 2017 Sharon Burgess http://www.lilabellelanecreations.com @lilabellelane

4 Sept 2017 Lauren Nash http://www.transientart.com@transientart

5 Sept 2017 Sarah Edgar http://www.alittlehappyplace.blogspot.co.uk @sarahedgarprettyfabrics

6 Sept 2017 Ange Hamilton http://www.alittlepatchwork.wordpress.com @alittlepatchwork

7 Sept 2017 Elea Lutz http://www.elealutzdesign.com @elealutz

8 Sept 2017 Sarah Scott http://www.piccolostudio.com.au @piccolostudio_sarah

9 Sept 2017 Martina Bahre http://www.avaandneve.com.au @ava_and_neve

10 Sept 2017 Heather Andrus http://www.quiltstory.blogspot.com @quiltstory

11 Sept 2017 Faith Essenburg http://www.saranaave.wordpress.com @faithessenburg

12 Sept 2017 Alisha Orlando http://www.ministryoffabric.com.au @ministryoffabric

13 Sept 2017 Bev McCullough http://www.flamingotoes.com @flamingotoes

14 Sept 2017 Stacy Olson http://www.stacyolsondesign.com @stacyolsondesign

15 Sept 2017 Ali Phillips http://www.arabesque-scissors.com @arabesquescissors

16 Sept 2017 Mollie Johanson http://www.wildolive.blogspot.com @molliejohanson

17 Sept 2017 Kristyne Czepuryk http://www.prettybyhand.com @prettybyhand

18 Sept 2017 Xanthe Grundy http://www.wife-made.com @wifemade

19 Sept 2017 Anne Oliver http://www.lolliandgrace.com @lolliandgrace

20 Sept 2017 Larisa Shurupov http://www.stitchingnotes.com @stitchingnotes

21 Sept 2017 Sedef Imer http://www.downgrapevinelane.com @downgrapevinelane

22 Sept 2017 Wynn Tan http://www.zakkaArt.blogspot.com @zakkaArt

you are here• 23 Sept 2017 Veronica AM http://www.VividFelicity.wordpress.com @vividfelicity

24 Sept 2017 Minki Kim http://www.minkikim.com @zeriano

25 Sept 2017 Elise Baek http://www.eliseandemelie.com @eliseandemelie

26 Sept 2017 Megan Price http://www.dollyhenry.com.au @dollyhenryau

27 Sept 2017 Nadra Ridgeway http://www.ellisandhiggs.com @ellisandhiggs

28 Sept 2017 Ayda Algin http://www.cafenohut.com @cafenohut

29 Sept 2017 Jodi Godfrey http://www.talesofcloth.com @talesofcloth

30 Sept 2017 Lauren Wright http://www.mollyandmama.com.au @mollyandmama

 

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Apple Farm Blog Hop

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog! Thank you for stopping by and taking time out of your busy day to poke around. If your new to my blog, you can find links to my Instagram account and other social media under the About the Author tab above. Click, read, smile, follow- it’s that easy ;^).

Have you been following our blog hop? So many great creations and inspiration, by alot of wonderfully talented people. Today is my day for Elea Lutz‘s Apple Farm fabric blog hop. I can’t tell you how excited I am to have been chosen by Elea. I’ve loved her fabric for such a long time. So, when the opportunity presented itself, I jumped at the chance to work with her new Penny Rose fabric collection. Have you seen it? Let me just show you..

It was so hard to choose specific prints since I loved each and every one. I’m also guilty of fabric hoarding (who isn’t), making it that much more difficult. Going with my instincts proved to be the best choice in the end. Before I knew it, TaDa! Speedy delivery! My pretty little stack arrived at the front door..

Ack! So much adorable, right? Apples, bears, florals, plaids, and the colors? Good grief. Elea did such a great job designing this line. They immediately made the wheels start spinning. Before to long I had an image, next came the sketches, then measurements, templates, test patterns, details.. You name it, I did it. Ready to see??

Do you like it? It’s a massive wall organizer for all my sewing tools. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 20″x26″. 

With a big move coming then, and knowing my working area would be limited, I thought something cute, inspiring, and practical was in order. I needed a single space that made it easy to grab and use my everyday tools.

Pincushion, a wool felt page, pockets..

I’m particularly proud of these pleated pockets, with a little hand-stitched cotton lace..

Something I could place near my sewing machine and that wouldn’t take up any table or floor space. Did I mention it’s on a copper swivel hook? One made specificity for me by my DH? Check this out..

Oh this yummy yellow fabric!

So cute, and so much funner than my usual solid linen picks for everyday items. Did you notice it’s double sided to hold my acrylic rulers and cutting mats? Yess, I think cute and practical have been accomplished! I have to say, when a sweet friend offers to send over her new line of fabric. It’s not hard find inspiration. 

I certainly hope I’ve inspired a few of you, and really hope you’ve decided to take the plung. There are just so many things you can incorporate these fabrics into. If you need more inspiration, follow my blog via email to see what’s coming up next. I promise you’ll want to be here! If blogs aren’t your thing, click on over to my IG account and follow me there. Up next for our Apple Farm Blog Hop are Megan Price and Amanda Niederhauser. Hop over there tomorrow to see what they made!

Just incase you’ve missed any of the posts, here’s a line up of the tour:

8/8/16 Jemima @tiedwitharibbon http://www.tiedwitharibbon.com

8/8/16 Anorina @sameliasmum http://www.sameliasmum.com

8/9/16 Kimberly @fatquartershop http://www.fatquartershop.blogspot.com/

8/9/16 Bridgette @thefamilyhearth http://www.thefamilyhearth.com

8/10/16 Taunja @taunjalynn http://www.carriedawayquilting.com

8/10/16 Nadra @ellisandhiggs http://www.ellisandhiggs.com

8/11/16 Shari @doohikeydesigns http://www.doohikeydesigns.com/blog/

8/11/16 Heidi @fabricmutt http://www.fabricmutt.blogspot.com

8/12/16 Lindsey @fortworthfabricstudio http://www.fortworthfabricstudio.blogspot.com

8/15/16 Ange @alittlepatchwork http://www.alittlepatchwork.wordpress.com

8/15/16 Lauren @transientart http://www.transientart.com

8/16/16 Jessica @euphoria_jessica http://www.euphoriajessica.blogspot.com

8/16/16 Kristyne @prettybyhand http://www.prettybyhand.com

8/17/16 Melissa @ohhowsweetco http://www.ohhowsweet.com

8/17/16 Sedef @downgrapevinelane http://www.downgrapevinelane.com

8/18/16 Faith @faithessenburg http://www.saranaave.wordpress.com

you are here -> 8/18/16 Veronica @vividfelicity http://www.VividFelicity.wordpress.com

8/19/16 Megan @dollyhenryau http://www.dollyhenry.blogspot.com

8/19/16 Amanda @jedicraftgirl http://www.jedicraftgirl.com

8/19/16 Me @elealutz http://www.elealutzdesign.com

Many thanks to Elea Lutz and Penny Rose Fabrics for such a fun experiance, as well as to all the many talented ladies in this blog hop! 


Happy Sewing! Veronica