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happy flower quilts blog hop ~ plus a giveaway!

Warning:  Super long blog post here.  Might want to grab a cup of coffee or tea and a snack before settling in ... ;)

Whew!  I think this book has got to be the most anticipated publication for people like me who can't get enough pretty-pink-sweet-floral-fun-cute-feedsack-Japanese-style sewing and quilting projects. :)  Happy Flower Quilts indeed!

I've owned the Japanese version (at least I think it's Japanese .. it may be Korean ... not entirely positive ... if you know please clue me in) that was originally published in 2009 for about 6 years now and it is my hands-down favourite quilt/craft book.  Until recently, I always referred to it as "That-Pink-Japanese-Quilt-Book".  And it took me a few years to connect the author as one of my favourite fabric designers, Atsuko Matsuyama (she designs for both Yuwa and Lecien).  It's like she crawled into my brain and my heart and wrote this book just for me.  I know she didn't ... we've never met.  But that's how much I relate to the lovely projects that fill the pages of Happy Flower Quilts.  I flip through it regularly, I fantasize about making everything in it, I study the delicious fabrics and the beautiful photography, and I've even made a few things from it. 

Fun fact:  I was hired as one of the technical editors for this book.  (Still can't believe I had the honour.  Thank you again zakkaworkshop for asking me!)  Kinda weird/marvelous how the universe works.

The invitation to be part of this blog hop was more like a gift because it gave me the perfect excuse/opportunity to make what I've always considered the best project of all ... the sewing kit. 

It is hard to pick a favourite ... all the projects are so pretty.  But there's just something about this kit.  I've spent a LOT of time studying it and enjoying the photographs. 

Fabrics ... I ended up using a whopping 23 prints for this project.  But I probably auditioned 3X that.  I heart my stash. :)  Most of them are by Atsuko and a good number of them have been in my stash for several years.  I followed many colour/pattern cues from the book.  I normally wouldn't even think of using a green/white gingham for a spool.  But that's what Atsuko used for hers and if it's good enough for her, it's definitely good enough for me. 

Templates ... there are several templates for this pattern.  If you're going to make this kit, please note that some templates have the seam allowance included and some do not.  Don't worry, they are all clearly marked.  The only "tricky" one is the pouch body.  But graph paper is so awesome.  Otherwise, it's super easy to simply add the seam allowance with your quilting ruler and rotary cutter.  No stress. :)

(Haha!  I just noticed that I photocopied the templates from my Japanese copy.  The new book is ALL in English, I assure you!) 

In the interest of full disclosure, I had plenty of "do-overs" with this one.  I was quite determined to make my kit as close to perfect as I could get.  After wanting to make it for so many years, I wasn't about to settle for anything less than my best.  Most of my redos were the result of my ever changing mind ... and too many fabric choices ... if there is such at thing ;). 

I "committed" to the cover feature fabric 5 times and changed my mind on the cover border fabric two or three ... once after I'd made all the spools.  But now I get to make something with the leftovers ... yum!  :)

I changed my mind 3 times for the ruler pocket fabric (and messed up once because I had the rectangle going in the wrong direction) but I know I finally got it right.  I also found that the bit of lace for the pocket didn't look right with the lacy, vertical stripe print I chose, so I simply left it off (after much hemming and hawing, because you know me and lace ...).

I had to unpick and resew the zipper like 4 times too.  If you don't get it exactly centered, the two sides close a bit wonky and the corners don't line up.  Mine is still just ever so slightly off, but I finally had to leave that one to Jesus. ;)

Also, just a quick note, the pattern doesn't explain how to deal with the closed end of the zipper when you're installing it.  And there isn't really a clear photo of it in the book.  It took me some fiddling around, but I finally got it.  So here are a few photos of mine for reference, if you need it. 

And don't even get me started on the covered buttons!  LOL! 

At one point I even asked my husband for his opinion.  Of course he picked wrong, tee hee.  But oh are they ever fun to make and I'm going to enjoy finding ways to use the spares. 

I went with these ones because of the zipper.  That zipper is an "ok" pink (not perfect, but it was literally the only option available), but it doesn't match anything else in the case.  So I found this print (cue the angels) to help the zipper pink play nicer with everything else.

That said, all my nonsense is really one of the most fun parts of making - for me.  It's not a waste of time.  I love playing with fabric.  I enjoy that balance of technical, creative, and emotional exercise that comes with making.  I like discovering what works and what doesn't - according to my eye.  And I'm happy to say that at the end of the day, I wouldn't change another thing about my beautiful sewing kit.

Speaking of changing things, I did alter the pattern a bit to suit myself.  Nothing major, just a few little things.

On the cover, I flipped the direction of the word "Sewing" so that it would be right side up when the kit was closed.  And I prefered the border edge with the pincushion so I switched the borders.

I quilted the inner lining because I know that after time and use, the center fold line will get creased.  Quilting the layers together will minimize that inevitable crinkle.

My scissors don't stay put when I open and close the kit.  I made my scissor pocket slightly taller to accommodate my 4" gingher scissors, (they are the best looking pair I have for this kit, plus they work great for fabric, as well as thread when I'm on the go) but that didn't quite solve the issue.  So I'm going to remove the ribbon tab and replace it with a tie for the handles.

I was having a hard time making the corners on the scissor keep and ruler pocket nicely (perfectly) squared.  So instead of making one front and one back of each piece and then sewing around, leaving an opening, and turning right side out ... and then trying to make the corners perfectly square, which I rarely am able to do even when I clip the corners and trim the seam allowance inside ... I did this:

Worked like a charm.

Instead of buying a strip of leather for the thread holder, I used a satin ribbon from my stash.

The pincushion is supposed to be held in place with velcro (loop and hook fastening).  I've never been a huge fan of velcro.  Stuff gets stuck to it and as a mom, I now associate the sound of velcro separating with little people's shoes.  LOL!  I used a sew-in magnet instead.  The pattern also calls for plastic to form the pincushion bottom.  I didn't have any on hand, but I did have some kraft-tex.  It worked great.  I'm thinking you could also use thin cardboard like from a cereal box.

One note about the pattern - the book doesn't include how much to overlap the petals on the pincushion when you're gathering them together with a running stitch.  My overlap is 3/8".

Oh, and I stuffed my pincushion with ground walnut shells (you can find it in a pet store under reptile bedding ... gross, I know) to make it nice and hard.

I used a sew-in magnet for both the little pouch closure and the fastener to hold the pouch to the kit.  I figured that pressing on a snap would be cumbersome if there was - for example - a thimble in the pouch.  But a magnetic snap is easy peasy to deal with.

The literalist in me needed to have silver pins in my pincushion and these ones make me deliriously happy!  I used this fabulous COSMO silver thread.  I know, I know, metallic thread is NOT fun to stitch with, you're probably thinking.  And before I used this product, I would have agreed with you whole-heartedly.  But this stuff is different.  I don't know why or how, but it's a total dream to use.  Honestly.  And then finding these silver beads that I bought years ago for some long forgotten project - probably something I saw in a Martha Stewart magazine once upon a time - was like finding a pot of gold silver at the end of a rainbow!  Don't they make the perfect pin heads?  I started looking for pink beads, but I found these hidden in the same box.  (Not going to tell you how long it took me to even find my bead stash ... ugh!)  But it is moments like these when I nod my head in thanks to the younger crafty me who wasn't afraid to try new things and managed to stock my craft room with many treasures that really do "come in handy some day".

The same literalist tendency led me to these perfectly silvery/gray prints (Lecien's Flower Sugar) for my thimbles.  We all know someone who has/had one of those super cool china thimble collections, right?  For me it was an aunt, who ironically didn't even sew.  Well, that's kind of the look I was going for when I fussycut the fabric for this coordinating pair.

These simple buttons are the result of a ridiculous number and combination of auditions.  Lordy.  I originally had a red heart button that ... ok, it was perfect.  But then again, it just wasn't quite right for some reason.  Can't explain why.  No logic, just a feeling.  So on the 147th dig through my button box, I came across this sweet little flower from my daughter's red cardie (circa kindergarten, sniff!) and that makes me so happy to have it here now.

Another tip: Add the buttons after you've sewn the cover patchwork together.  The buttons can make it difficult to sew perfect 1/4" seams.  Just sayin'.

Oh, and one more thing, the little flower zipper pull you may be wondering about?  Sorry, but if you ask me where to get one, I am of no help.  I bought it at Quilt Market 6 or 7 years ago and I can't remember the name of the vendor.  If you want to find something like it, I recommend looking for leather zipper pulls on Etsy or eBay.  But it really is the sweetest little accessory, isn't it?  If anything I've ever made deserves such a thing, it's definitely this kit!

And now - after all that, plus 6 years - I have THE perfect sewing kit for the Happy Flower QAL I'll be hosting with my friends and fellow Atsuko fans, Wynn and Melissa

(Yes, I've already make a few blocks ... shhh!)

We're starting on March 6th, but I'll be sharing more details in an upcoming post soon.  Hope you will join us!

There's a lot of applique and little bit of embroidery required for the QAL so this kit will be my constant companion throughtout the QAL.  Sorry not sorry if you see my kit a lot for the next year.  ;)

Ok.  If I haven't convinced you to get this book for your library (and quite honestly for your creative soul), there are a lot more inspiring projects and delightful eye-candy coming up for you to enjoy throughout this blog hop.  Here's the rockstar lineup of fabulously talented ladies, plus a fabulously talented gentleman, that you should follow on Instagram if you don't already.  (Oh my goodness I can hardly wait to see what they make.  I feel like a 7 year old on Christmas Eve!)


25 Lisa @aspoonfulsugar aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com
27 Sarah @Sarahedgarprettyfabrictrims alittlehappyplace.blogspot.co.uk
30 Minki @zeriano minkikim.com

1 Heidi @fabricmutt fabricmutt.blogspot.com
3 Clara @claralovestosew Instagram Only
6 Ange @alittlepatchwork alittlepatchwork.wordpress.com
8 Erin @whynotsewquilts whynotsew.blogspot.com
10 Lauren @transientart transientart.com
13 Sedef @downgrapevinelane downgrapevinelane.com
15 Ayda @cafenohut cafenohut.blogspot.com
17 Renee @sewnwithgrace sewnwithgrace.com
20 Heather @vintagegreyhandmade vintagegreyhandmade.blogspot.com
22 Melissa  @ohhowsweetco ohhowsweet.com
24 Greg @greydogwoodstudio greydogwoodstudio.com
27 Stacy @stacyolsondesign stacyolsondesign.com

1 Wynn @zakkaart zakkaart.blogspot.com



I'm really serious about getting as many of you as possible to join our QAL to make the quilt on the cover of this book so how would you like to win one of 10 - yes, TEN - copies of this book?!!!  Zakkaworkshop has generously agreed to give a free copy of Happy Flower Quilts to 10 Pretty by Hand readers.  To enter, please leave a comment here telling me what sewing project you're working on right now.  If you're between projects, tell me what you last finished or what is next on your list.  OR any one of your WIPs will also do.  That's it! 

This givewaway closes Friday January 28 and is open to everyone internationally.   I'll announce the winners next week.

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Reader Comments (278)

Oh my K, this is absolutely beautiful, what a wonderful project and equally wonderful book!!
Your work is perfection!!
As always I'm making bunny dresses but believe it or not I've had a little go at EPP!
V xxx
P.S. Never, ever ask a man for their opinion....they always get it wrong!! ;)
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGreenRabbitDesigns
Oh my, what sn absolutely beautiful little kit! Im so tempted to sew along with you! I've finished two ufos since the beginning of the year and will continue with that for a bit. Thanks for the lovely inspiration today!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDarlene D
Kristyne, your sewing kit is absolutely beautiful! All these pinks mixed with petals and berries are simply perfect. I have a Chinese copy of this book and always wanted to make this kit, but the zipper scares me off. Seeing your pretty creation makes me want to go and sew right now (but it's bed time already :-) )
The last tiny thing I made was an origami love heart bookmark and now I am working on a Belle and Boo baby quilt along with some other small projects. xox
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLarisa
lovely sewing kit, your fabric choices are so yummy beautiful. I love the fact you were already a fan of the author and had the book in the original version and that you have a wonderful collection of her lovely fabrics. The idea of quilting the inside is fantastic and the magnet for the pincushion is so clever. i love everything about this kit and the book. I am currently working two projects at the same time, kids laundry bags and delicate ladies handkerchiefs with lovely crochet trims. Thank you for share all your beautiful details on the sewing kit and for the chance to win a copy of the amazing book.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNoemi
Wow, have really thought of everything! What a magnificent piece to treasure the rest of your life. Now I think I need a stash of her fabrics and this book stat. I am currently working on Easter Basket Liner orders for my shop. But personally I am ready to start hand quilting my daughter's Briar Rose quilt. It's a Christmas gift for next year (as in I didn't finish in time for 2016 πŸ˜‚).
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAngel/TaDaCreations
Thanks for a lovely post to brighten up a Monday morning. I want to stop everything and make this NOW! The 'everything' I'm working on is a Christmas medallion quilt, some pear pincushions for gifting and a zipped pouch sample I'll be teaching at my local quilt shop. I would love to win this book, and thanks so much for the opportunity! I'm lucky_shake on Instagram!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLucky Shake
Your sewing kit is just darling and I am going to audition some fabrics to make mine tomorrow. .. its late at night here now... I am sewing a cushion cover and how I am doing it is so that if I dont want it to be a cushion cover I can have it as a centre table mat.
Thankyou xxxx
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterVicki ❀
Oh this is the sweetest! Just finished some shorts for my daughter, next up is some paper piecing :)
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSerena
You've outdone yourself!!! I adore it and must make a kit for myself!! Ahhhh, so pretty! Right now I'm working on an EPP project, Smitten (and wouldn't this cute kit be perfect for it!) xo
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea
What an amazingly HAPPY sewing kit you made. :)

I'm working on finishing up a small wall quilt for the Modern Quilt Guild swap. It's 24"x24" and destined to live in Australia.

:) Linda
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterlinda
Well Kristyne, I just don't even know where to start. First, the sewing case is absolutely beautiful. Every little morsel is lovely to behold. The time and creative talent you put into it are evident, but I would also say the same is true about this blog post. What an entertaining and informative read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for letting us into your creative process. I giggled aloud when I read the part of about you asking your husband for his advice, and him choosing wrong. Ha! That has happened in my house more than once. ;) Congratulations on your editor position with this book. Thank you for sharing your beautiful talent with us. Inspiring! Oh, I nearly forgot . . . I am working on a new pattern for a spring-y mini quilt. Thanks!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTaunja Kelvington
What a lovely post and beautiful project! I'm working on a buffalo plaid quilt for my hubby. Next up, quilting!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDeidra
Ohhh I love this! I'm currently working on Katja Marek's New Hexagon Millefiore quilt. It's all EPP and so much fun. I'd love to win a copy of this book. I'm really starting to learn and love hand sewing.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSheri
Love this! I am currently working on assembling a quilt. I'm on the home stretch, and it feels so good!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDena
Such a cute kit!! I have a couple of wips now but my 2 main projects are a paper pieced double wedding rig and a medallion quilt that I'm sort of winging as I go.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMalerie
I am currently working on a wall hanging of an Asian/modern rooster. My son was born in the year of the rooster and celebrates his 24th birthday this week. Also working on some small hexies. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us and the giveaway!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlice Ronne
What a beautiful book and I love your sewing kit, I would love to make one for myself. At present I am putting the finishing touches, label etc to a baby rag quilt for friends of my son, its so pretty and pink and girly. I am also working on a star quilt for my brother and sister in laws joint 60th birthdays in April. Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely book and also for your blog which I love and find sew inspiring.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSue
What a lovely project and the book looks fabulous! Would love to win a copy so that I can participate in the sew along. Thanks.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn Sands
Thank you Kristyne for the chance to win this book! And your walk through on the sewing book is fantastic!!! πŸ’ž Your binding fabric takes my breath awayπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»
Currently on my table is a Rolling Stone block for the Sew Sweet Bee Block Swap as well as the Sew Illustrated pin cushion sal. Then I also have a Christmas quilt (I know 😳 It's my own pattern creation so it's a WIP) I need to finish. And I've been collecting (because hoarding is such an ugly word) Japanese florals, Atsuko Matsuyama prints, for a personal quilt. But I must practice first with some things from this beautiful book!! πŸ˜‚
Your makes are lovely πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž
aka: kimhouselrice on IG
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKim Rice
I am working on Small and Scrappy projects from Kathleen Tracy for a group I sew with. We are working on her January project and the disappearing four patch project. I absolutely love your blog and your work. Your talent inspires me to be a better sewer and quilter. Thank you so much.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPam S
Hi Kristyne,
I love your sewing kit, it is truly lovely. You always have such beautiful details in your work.
Congratulations on being part of such a wonderful book!
I am working on a lap quilt right now. It has been so much fun. I am ready to sew the backing fabric together and then sandwich it. Lately I have had to put it aside to work on refreshing some decorating in my home but I look forward to getting back to sewing soon.
I still miss your more frequent post when you weren't working but every time I click on your blog and see a new post it's such a treat. Enjoy the New Year!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSharon B.
This post was so fun and inspirational to read! Thank you for mentioning all the details and tips. The photographs are so beautiful. I have never joined a QAL before (I had to look up QAL to make sure it stood for Quilt Along!) But I love EPP and have done it for years, starting with a Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt. The applique scares me but I so admire crafters when they post projects with obvious mistakes in them. So that will often be me, in the future. I am working on an EPP project right now, of "tumblers" to cover an ugly tissue box cover. I have made several in the past, but you can't have too many, right?
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRhonda
Kristyne, thank you for such an incredible blog hop kick-off post! I absolutely love everything about your sewing kit...right down to the yellow polka dot fabric you used for the measuring tape. I loved reading about your creative process (and knowing that I am not alone making and re-making something three times until it's just right). It's so nice to hear about all the thought and care you put into each step of this project (and I know this one has many). Your tips and tricks are incredibly helpful and are great additions to this project. Thank you for being a part of this book. We can't wait to see your QAL blocks! Thanks for the sneak peek!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterZakka Workshop
Oh my! What a labor of love. Ironically I am working on a sewing kit but now I'm inspired to wait and redo the whole thing! I've had this book in my cart for a week now...I think I'm ready to push the order button.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPatty
Wow- your work is beautiful. I'm working on a block of the month and wil be starting a clamshell project.
I would love to win this book!! Thank you!!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Thompson
I would love to win a copy so that I, too, could make a sewing kit! I've been working on a number of "nesting basket" sets for gifts throughout this year.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
Yesterday, I completed a quilted shoulder tote to hold my laptop and today I am onto pillows! Thank you for the giveaway!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMarsha
ohhh this is gorgeous! Congratulations for having your name in the book! I had no doubt that this book was full of beautiful projects ... and then seeing your kit is the final inspiration I needed to put the book in my must-have list! I have been reading the post during my lunch time and I had just such a great time!*** I am working in a present for a dear IG friend that I call "The Joy of a Thankful Heart" : ) and the last item I need to sew before shipping is a fabric basket! The whole pack includes a mini quilt, a sewing-illustration sign and pincushion, a tea mat aaaand a Round Pencil Case! ; )
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGalia
Oh my, that is just adorable! My current project is a signature quilt for my daughter who was married in October. We collected signatures on 5.5" blocks at the reception and I'm currently adding borders to the blocks, then will come up with an alternate pieced block to set them with. I hope to have it done before their 6 month anniversary...hahahahaha!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commentercarolyn
Beautiful work!
I need to finish binding my two daughters' quilts.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTiffani
Your work is beautiiful. I just finished a table runner and am planning on starting a log cabin quilt!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Marie
That was fabulous, your work is so inspiring, congratulations on helping get this book published for us english readers! Currently among other bits and pieces I am working on the Splendid Sampler and we are nearing the end.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoan
Oh Kristyne! Congrats! This is amazing. I love all the fabrics you use. Thank you for the inspiration!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
What a gorgeous project! I love all the pretty details and I'm now on a mission to find that little flower tab 😍 I'm currently working on a Catch-All Caddy by Annie Unrein for my daughter to keep all her makeup in one place. I'm only at the fabric selection part of the process, which I really enjoy. Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful book
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSharon
Oh Kristine! I love your sewing kit! Such great ideas with the magnetic snaps and your other customizations. You are SO good at this sewing thing. πŸ™ƒπŸ˜‰πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
I am embroidering some "sweet nothings" on my hubby's flannel pillowcases. When my back will finally let me sew again, I'll be making some knitting project bags that have an integrated clear vinyl window so that I can see what is inside.

Congrats also on your technical credits on the book. I can only imagine the beauty inside!
Betsy in the freeeeeezing, gray Seattle suburbs
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBetsy
Good grief, Kristyne the sewing kit is perfection. I'm in total awe!! I studied every single photo in your post. And love your workaround for the scissor keep. Just perfect! Now I realllly need to make one for myself! Thank you for all the amazing and helpful tips - I know they will be so useful when I begin!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa LeRay
I'm currently working on catching up on my splendid sampler and prepping my daughter's I spy quilt top for the long arm. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity. I would love to join the QAL for the cover quilt!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFrieda Tong
What an absolutely adorable little sewing kit. I made my 10 year old grandson a rhombus quilt for Christmas. He was thrilled with it. Just started working on simple placemats and table runner.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
Oh my, that little thing is a bundle of pink happiness!! You did such an amazing job (of course)!
Right now I am working on a WIP baby quilt made with Blush by Basic Grey and using Thimble Blossoms Wild Yhing pattern. This is my year of WIPs where I vow to get them all finished before I start something new (why or why is it so hard)!?
Thanks for the chance to win such an amazingly sweet book!πŸ’—
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEllie Roberts
I found the toggle if anyone's interested. It's a different colour, but super cute
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSharon
What an adorable project, I love all the cute little details! Thanks for sharing the tips on how to make the sewing kit perfect. Currently I am putting the binding on a charity quilt, and will soon start making a table runner for friends. Thanks for the giveaway!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnita
The details are amazing, the gorgeous pincushion scissor holder and covered buttons, well everything actually is done so perfectly.. just lovely, well done.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGlenis Ebbett
Your work is always such a joy to see! So pretty! I am currently working on a a Tilda swoon quilt, and about 500 other things, but the since Tilda fabrics are so dreamy I'm doing that first!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
Currently I am working on a bucket from a book by Yoko Saito and I must admit your post is giving me so much inspiration to work on it!πŸ’•βœ¨πŸ’• I adore your makes and envy your stash and I would love to have this book!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Ann
What a beautiful kit with lovely material!!! Your blog is delicious!!!! I've just finished one of those goodiegoodiebags for your scissors, cotton and needles etc. Yours is lovely and the book looks wonderful!, Thanks for your inspirational ideas. β™‘β™‘β™‘
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSHARON WRIGHT
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLINDA
This sewing kit is adorable beyond words! I HAVE to make one. Right now I putting together my Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGeri VanVliet
Oh my, your work is beautiful. Loving the pink. Since the first of the year I have been finishing up WIP. Two quilts completed and working on a Dwell block at the moment. Love your blog and following you on IG. Thank you for all of the inspiration and eye candy.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDonna Stephens
Wonderful description and you did an awesome job, so cute is your sewing kit. Kawaii desu ne. :)
The book is in japanese. I am learning japanese in my university and could read whatΒ΄s on the cover :)
IΒ΄m working at the moment on a pillow case.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
Thank you very much for the give away. I'm working right now on a quilt and hoping to finish the top next weekend.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTanja
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