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Stitch Savvy Blog Tour!

Welcome! Thanks to Deborah (Whipstitch) for inviting me to join in on her new book’s blog tour.  Her new book Stitch Savvy just came out and I’m so excited to share it with you today.

I’ll admit I was hesitant at first, I wasn’t sure what the book was about or what it would be like, but after being able to look over the book for a few weeks, I really think it’s invaluable!  I love all the tips and tricks Deborah provides, and man, it’s totally packed with these great tid bits.  For every project she gives you great details and options.

One of the things that makes the book unique is that once you find a project you like, there’s a little section at the end that leads you to your next project.  It’s really creative and I honestly think it’s helpful to get your creative juices going. When I decided on the Beaded Evening Clutch project (which I’ll get to in a sec), I read through it and at the end, I found a lovely little section of things I can try next.

And you know, it was fun, I have my next project planned (just waiting on a few supplies) and it wasn’t a project that I would have picked out initially.  How awesome is that?!  I’m excited to give it a try, it’s the Photo Transfer Wall Art project.

So I really wanted to be thorough and felt like making a project would help me get a better feel for the book.  It was great! I felt like she included some real-life difficulties you might encounter, which proved to be really helpful.

I’m happy how my little metal frame pouch turned out, and I felt more confident in making it after reading Deborah’s instructions and tips.  You can definitely tell she’s a great sewing instructor.  Oh and did I mention that all the patterns are on the nifty CD at the back of the book?  Awesome.

Thanks Deborah!  And please check out the other stops on the blog tour:

Wednesday, January 8: One Shabby Chick
Thursday, January 9: Pink Chalk Studio
Friday, January 10: Noodlehead (you’re here!)
Monday, January 13: Fresh Lemons
Tuesday, January 14: This Mama Makes Stuff
Wednesday, January 15: I’m a Ginger Monkey
Thursday, January 16: MADE
Friday, January 17: Stitched in Color
Monday, January 20: The Long Thread
Tuesday, January 21: Creative Thursday
Wednesday, January 22: Whipstitch

And if you’re curious, I had purchased my metal purse frame from Purl Soho and the fabric is by Dear Stella.

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16 Responses to Stitch Savvy Blog Tour!

  1. Gill 01.11.2013 at 6:13 am #

    This looks a great book Anna!
    I love your purse!

  2. tracy_a 01.11.2013 at 9:17 am #

    the CD is a great idea!

  3. Marisa 01.11.2013 at 9:45 am #

    I want you to know that I love your site, with me today you have a new follower. All your projects are beautiful, I also want to thank you for the link to the site where we can buy the metal purse frame.
    Thanks for all the information about this book, if you have time I invite you to visit my blog:
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

    Have a nice day! Marisa.

  4. Elsa 01.11.2013 at 9:51 am #

    Love the little pouch ~ I’ve been wanting to make one for forever. I was looking at this book at my local bookstore the other day (had another book to buy or I would have gotten it) ~ the projects look wonderful. Didn’t know there was a CD included ~ an added bonus!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. patchouli moon studio 01.11.2013 at 11:08 am #

    I will be checking out more about this book as it looks great.

  6. Bree at "Bree's Way" 01.11.2013 at 12:10 pm #

    absolutely adorable little bag!

  7. Grandma G 01.11.2013 at 12:50 pm #

    I can tell that I need to borrow Jess’s book soon! I got a couple of purse fames for Christmas! Yours is so cute! Thanks for the review.

  8. Fran 01.11.2013 at 4:01 pm #

    Love that little coin purse ! I have been wanting to make one ….but I’ve been intimidated…
    this looks like a great book for me…very detailed instructions. And I like the spiral bound
    format….lays flat & so easy to consult. Thanks for a great review !

  9. Katy Cameron 01.11.2013 at 4:15 pm #

    Cute wee purse, and I definitely think I need to get that book, I loved Deborah’s class at SS!

  10. Cindy 01.11.2013 at 10:20 pm #

    Love your little pouch- great job! Looks like a great book!

  11. WendyW 01.12.2013 at 12:01 am #

    Hello! I love your blogg and I just bought the book, including the other one by Deborah called “Stitch by Stitch, Learning to Sew, One step at a time”. I am so excited about completing the projects! Thank you for all your inspiration. Kind Regards, Wendy, Brisbane/Australia.

  12. ledamewood 01.12.2013 at 6:54 am #

    Great review of this book. Will have to go out and find the book now. BTW, love your little clutch.

  13. kristin 01.12.2013 at 6:33 pm #

    Very cute! Metal frame clutches are a bit intimidating to me. Maybe I need the book. ;)

  14. Busy Quilting Mama 01.13.2013 at 8:57 am #

    The change purse is adorable and I will have to check out the book.

  15. Jodi - usairdoll 01.14.2013 at 2:54 am #

    That is the cutest little change purse! I’ve never made one but really want to. Sounds like an awesome book!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. the momma 01.14.2013 at 1:05 pm #

    aaah ~ that coin purse! so cute :-)
    for the clothing in the book – can you tell me what sizes are included on the pattern cd? thanks!

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