Sew Illustrated Blog Tour Part 2

Another incredible week on the Sew Illustrated blog tour!  I can’t get enough of these gorgeous projects from this all-star line-up of makers!

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Starting us off this week is the brilliant Debbie at Happy Little Cottage. She stitched up the most adorable pincushions and tea mat. I love her fabric choices! I want both a tea cup and a sewing machine in that print!

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She made me this gorgeous pincushion and it brighten my sewing table everyday. 🙂


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Melissa from Generation Q magazine shares her first experience with sewing illustration and all the reasons it makes her happy. I love how she embraces our advice to let go of perfectionism and enjoy the process!

My Welcome Spring tags were featured in Generation Q magazine spring issue.


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Faith at Sarana Ave created a wall hanging at is a Liberty masterpiece! She also stitched up the Vignette project to decorate her sewing space. Her use of Liberty fabrics creates a stunning piece! And to make it unique to her, she added her signature heart strings—perfect! Again—another sewing machine I’d like to own!

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Faith made me her signature artwork, “Liberty Heart String”. You can purchase them at her  Etsy shop,

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Continuing with the Liberty love is Ayda at Cafenohut.

I have been following her blog, Flickr, Pinterest since I don’t know when. I became an instant fan when I found her gorgeous photography and professional settings. They are my cappuccino and cheese cake for every break. 🙂

Ayda’s work is just perfection and she chose the most delicious Liberty prints for her projects—don’t you agree? I just can’t stop looking at them!

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Theses lovely hand embroidery hook arts and pretty cover are from Ayda. I hung them up on my restroom and ask every guests to wash their hands. 😉


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And the use of Liberty fabrics continues with Melissa at Oh How Sweet! Melissa picked the project she wanted to make and the design that spoke to her and put them together in this magical combination. It is stunning and something that I bet she will find herself reaching for all the time.

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I drew her sweet girls, Elise and Juliet and……

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She surprised me with her very famous zip pouch.

We exchanged “tears of joy” moment. Being a sewist allows us so many possibilities!


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Jemima at Tied with a Ribbon sewed up a darling set of tea mats to enjoy with friends, cookies, and great conversation. Her use of fussy cutting really created the cutest tea cup ever! No, wait, that actual Liberty tea cup might be the cutest cup ever. I’m glad I don’t have to choose!

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Jemima made me this stunning liberty pincushion. It’s such an eye candy.


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And finishing us up for this week is Veronica at Vivid Felicity. Her charming pincushions show that every design in the book is perfect for hand embroidery. Sometimes people are a little nervous about sewing illustration on the sewing machine—so hand stitching is a perfect place to start! But, just like Veronica, you will soon want to try these designs on the sewing machine and as you can see—it came out delightful!

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Veronica sent me this package and it was like Christmas.

Thanks for following along with the blog tour—and don’t forget there is a giveaway at each and every stop on the blog tour. So, head over to each of these blogs for a chance to win a copy of the book!

Minki and Kristin

Sail Away Travel Pouch

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The premier issue of Modern Patchwork Gifts is out! I have been waiting for this moment because I’ve got a project published in that I hope you will enjoy as much as I do. 🙂

 

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When I made this pouch, I thought I would use as my sewing pouch so I took pictures with handful of spools.

Oh well, if I have chance to go on a trip, I would definitely call it “Travel Pouch” 😉

 

Hope you have a sew happy day!

Minki

 

 

 

 

Dear diary

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2016. 8. 15. Monday

 

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2016. 8. 16. Tuesday

 

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2016. 8. 17. Wednesday

 

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2016. 8. 18. Thursday

 

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2016. 8. 19. Friday

 

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2016. 8. 20. Saturday

 

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2016. 8. 21. Sunday

 

 

Sew Illustrated Blog Tour, part 1

Wow! What an amazing week it has been on the Sew Illustrated Blog Tour! We have had six amazingly talented makers who have stitched up a wonderful variety of projects from Sew Illustrated.

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First up there was the talented Amy Sinibaldi over at nana company. I’m sure you all know Amy, the author behind the popular book Sweetly Stitched Handmades, and the fabric designer of the gorgeous lines Paperie and Playground from AGF. Her pincushions and notions basket are so adorable in her Playground fabric line.

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Amy made me this postcard wall pocket and tea coaster. I recreated my version of wall pocket and coater but couldn’t get any closer to her look.


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Then Wynn at Zakka Art shared that she was a bit nervous about trying sewing illustration. But she found out that she loved it and that it’s a bit addicting! Her coasters are adorable and have her signature style all over them. Wynn is an accomplished hand sewist and stitched up one of the coasters entirely by hand—because the designs in Sew Illustration are also perfect for hand embroidery as well.

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Wynn sent me this lovely zipper pouch that I adore so much.


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Next up was Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane who created several projects to sweeten up her table using her darling Sweet Orchard line, which will be available this fall. She picked designs from all different projects throughout the book to create her own, one-of-a kind coaster set. Her line, Sweet Orchard was a match made in heaven for these projects!  I have created some projects with her Sweet Orchard.


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Lisa at A Spoonful of Sugar is the absolute Queen of Fussy Cutting with her makes. From pincushions to the sweetest tea mat you have ever seen—her skills and fabric choices are simply amazing. I’m not surprised, because I adore her book, A Spoonful of Sugar and have made several adorable projects from it and you should check it out if you haven’t already.


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Next up was Amy at Chick Chick Sewing. I have admired Amy’s zakka-style makes for years now and I love that she took a project from the book and added her own twist on it to make it unique. Her book Zakka Handmades is filled with other zakka projects that you can embellish with sewing illustration.


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And finishing off the first week is the stellar Stacy Olson. Stacy is a skilled designer and I am the proud recipient of one of her perfect granny square mini quilts—which I treasure! Stacy stitched up some projects for her sewing room and again showed us that you can use sewing illustration to embellish your own projects—adapting the design to fit whatever it is you want to make.

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Don’t forget there is a giveaway at each and every stop on the blog tour. So, head over to each of these blogs to enter to win a copy of the book!

Thank you so much joining us!

Minki and  Kristin.


August 15: C&T Publications

August 16: Amy at nanaCompany

August 17: Wynn at Zakka Art

August 18: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane

August 19: Lisa at A Spoonful of Sugar

August 20: Amy at chick chick sewing

August 21: Stacy at Stacy Olson < we are here at part.1

August 22: Debbie happy little cottage

August 23: Generation Q Magazine

August 24: Faith at Sarana Ave

August 25: Ayda at  cafenohut

August 26: Melissa at Oh, how sweet

August 27: Jemima at Tied with a Ribbon

August 28: Veronica at Vivid Felicity

August 29: Sharon at Lilabelle Lane Creations

August 30: Nadra at ellis & higgs

August 31: Kristyne at pretty by hand

September 1: Elnora on Instagram

September 2: Jennie at Clover and Violet

September 3: Auribuzz

September 4: Minki at Minki’s Work Table and Kristin at They Grow Up Too Fast

Sweet Orchard Blog Tour

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“Want to play with Sweet Orchard?”

My stop on Sweet Orchard Blog Tour has all started with this one line.

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I have tasted Sedef  ‘s first collection Sweet Orchard   last spring for her  Spring Quilt market booth.

Oh, how sweet they were! I wished I had more!!

She let me taste only a bite of each piece and I had to be very careful not to waste a bit.

I was like a six year girl browsing at See’s Candy shop and you know they offer you only a piece of chocolate for free and you have to be with your mama for more. I had to be good and patient until Sedef came to me and asked,

 

“Want to play with Sweet Orchard?”

 

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Oh yes, please!! (many dancing emojis here please)

Who wouldn’t want a basket full of treats instead of a bit? 🙂

I have enjoyed all 21 fabrics laying on my fabric shelf and secretly loved her clever cheater print a little more.

I hope we all keep that secret; shhh….please do not bring that word, cheater prints. 😉

The typewriter illustration is from the book, Sew illustrated .

 

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My Korean blog friend sent me a handmade charm while I was making this bag.

What a perfect match!

 

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My second make is a lunch bag that I twisted a little bit with my Drawstring bag from my book as well.

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I think  Sedef’s Sweet Orchard , the book  Sew Illustrated and my Claire bear will live happily after. 🙂

 

 

Sweet Orchard Blog Tour

Sweet Orchard is available at Ministry of Fabric and Fat Quarter Shop.

I hope you enjoyed my Sweet Orchard projects. Check the list of all the blogs to visit and the dates of this tour.  There are so many talented sewists and beautiful projects! I promise you won’t want to miss a single day of it!

 

15 August Nadra ellisandhiggs.com
15 August Sarah alittlehappyplace.blogspot.co.uk
16 August Jemima tiedwitharibbon.com
16 August Anorina sameliasmum.com
17 August Lisa aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com
17 August Minki minkikim.com
18 August Kimberly fatquartershop.blogspot.com/
18 August Keera livelovesew.com.au
19 August Cassie cassandramadge.com
19 August Liz & Elizabeth simplesimonandco.com
22 August Samantha aquapaisleystudio.com
22 August Xanthe wife-made.com
23 August Peta shequiltsalot.com
23 August Stacy stacyolsondesign.com
24 August Sharon lilabellelane.blogspot.com
24 August Amy diaryofaquilter.com
25 August Sarah piccolostudio.com.au
25 August Kristyne prettybyhand.com
26 August Jennie cloverandviolet.com
26 August Megan quiltstory.blogspot.com

 

xx Minki

Sew Illustrated Blog Tour

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Today is the first day of the Sew Illustrated Blog Tour!

We have put together an all-star group of makers to share their projects from Sew Illustrated with you.

It all kicks off at the C&T Publishing blog.

I hope that you will join us each day to see what these wonderful ladies have created.

Don’t forget to leave comments on their blogs for a chance to win a copy of the book each day.

 

August 15: C&T Publications

August 16: Amy at nanaCompany

August 17: Wynn at zakkaArt

August 18: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane

August 19: Lisa at A Spoonful of Sugar

August 20: Amy at chick chick sewing

August 21: Stacy at Stacy Olson

August 22: Debbie happy little cottage

August 23: Generation Q Magazine

August 24: Faith at Sarana Ave

August 25: Ayda at  cafenohut

August 26: Melissa at Oh, how sweet

August 27: Jemima at Tied with a Ribbon

August 28: Veronica at Vivid Felicity

August 29: Sharon at Lilabelle Lane Creations

August 30: Nadra at ellis & higgs

August 31: Kristyne at pretty by hand

September 1: Elnora on Instagram

September 2: Jennie at Clover and Violet

September 3: Auribuzz

September 4: My stop and Kristin at They Grow Up Too Fast

 

 

 

 

Dear diary

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2016. 8. 8. Monday

 

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2016. 8. 9. Tuesday

 

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2016. 8. 10. Wednesday

 

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2016. 8. 11. Thursday

 

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2016. 8. 12. Friday

 

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2016. 8. 13. Saturday,  photo by Chloe

 

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2016. 8. 14. Sunday

 

 

 

High Tea Blog Tour

 

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Hello! Welcome to my stop on the High Tea Party Blog Tour!

This new collection by Jera of Quilting in the rain (for Lecien Fabrics) is one of my favorite new releases.

The colors are so sweet and charming with various strawberry prints and these tiny floral prints are just adorable.

 

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I have always wanted to make a baby quilt for my little Claire and I am so happy that I met just the right fabrics.

 

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The charm pack was the perfect sized canvas for my little artist. I gave her the bright neutral color prints  and Frixion pen. I asked her to draw things that she wants in her own blanket. She drew herself the biggest and insist that has to be the focal point.  She knows how to design a quilt.:)

 

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The right end bunny is a doll our next door grandma gave her for her birthday. Believe me, that bunny looks exactly like this!  And she didn’t forget to include her mama and sewing machine in her favorites.

I machine stitched using Aurifl 40wt thread.

 

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I have always wanted to take this kind of picture. Your child holding the quilt and you can only see their little finger kind of picture, you know.

 

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I made a recipe book cover too. This project will be in Sewing World magazine December issue.

Please stay tuned for the instruction and my illustration pattern.

 

High Tea is available now at Fat Quarter Shop and Westwood Acres Fabric.

 

I had so much fun playing with Jera’s High Tea collection.

I can’t wait to see what these talented ladies make!! Check out the schedule here.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Oh, I got a very sweet email from Susan that she enjoys my blog. She made me realize that a kind word can do so big thing!!

xx Minki

 

 

 

Christmas Wall Pocket

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My Christmas Wall Pocket will be featured in Sewing World magazine November issue.

You will find instructions with step photos in the article a couple of months later. 🙂

I used Flower Sugar Holiday collection by Lecien Fabrics.

Fat Quarter Shop carries this collection.

I machine stitched the phrase using Aurifil 12wt thread.

 

 

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Dear diary

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2016. 8. 1. Monday

 

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2016. 8. 2. Tuesday

 

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2016. 8. 3. Wednesday

 

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2016. 8. 4. Thursday

 

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2016. 8. 6. Saturday

 

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Aurifil thread collection

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I am so excited to announce that my Aurifil thread box will be out on middle of August.

 

 

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It was not easy to choose only 12 spools when there are so many I can’t live without.

My collection is great for the sewing illustration. These colors and weights are my favorite threads that I have frequently used.

I hope you would love them as much as I do.

 

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Small box contains 10 small spools. They are perfect for the Sewing illustration beginners who would like to try thread drawing.

I often combine a range of thread weights when I draw on the fabric with my sewing machine.

As I said on my book, threads are like brushes. You need different size of brushes when you paint.

I hope you would find the joy of thread drawing using your favorite tool, a sewing machine!

 

 

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I really appreciate your stop at my little gallery of Sewing Illustration.

 

xx Minki