Boy have I been busy... It's a fun busy, but busy none the less. I am trying so hard to launch my new patterns
before the year is out!
Needless to say I welcomed the chance to change my pace a bit....
My local friend and very sweet crafter, Katie Lewis
recently published her first book, Simple Sewing! I have the pleasure of taking part in the book's incredible blog tour, along with Shannon of Luv In The Mommyhood
, who is also posting today.
I decided to make the bow ties. They look very precious on the children in the book.
but I had another fun thought, so....
I used Katie's pattern and attached the bows to chains for bow tie necklaces.
I made one for each of my girls, purple is C's favorite color right now and AV will adore the gold dots! The leopard is for myself (of course!!) and the other is for a friend. They went together very quickly and finished so neatly that I want to make many more! I plan on sewing a few more, as Katie intended, for hair clips and little boy neckties, and I may make some to put on top of my Christmas packages.
Pardon my goofy selfies.. but a quirky and cute accesory? I like.
In addition to these bows I've already prepped and half-way sewn 5 Microwave Heat Packs. All that is left is to fill them with rice.. and I'll add a bit of lavender for a relaxing sent. These and many of Katie's other projects will make great gifts. They are quick and perfect for busting a bit of stash!
You know what a huge fan I am of simple sewing. Well, these projects are SIMPLE with a sizable margin for customizing (something else I'm a big fan of!)!!!
So I really like it and I think you will too!
♥ ♥ Way to go Katie! I'm so happy to know you! ♥ ♥
NOW HERE'S A CHANCE FOR YOU TO WIN THE BOOK..
Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway!
or purchase it at any of the following sites.. (BUT PLEASE TRY YOUR LQS FIRST!!)
Barnes & Noble
Books & Things
By the way.. doesn't the lady in the red headband look familiar..?! Weird ;)