Friday, August 24, 2012

Winterkist Blog Hop

Can I tell you how much I have love love loved the past three weeks of posts during the Winterkist Blog Hop? Do I even need to tell you? The projects shown off by all the bloggers in this hop were fan-freaking-tastic! That one little fabric line can inspire so much love and creativity is just amazing. Thank you to Monica Solorio-Snow for designing this delightful fabric and bringing gnoma claus to us! Lecien USA once again did a beautiful job bringing Monica's fabric to life, and they very generously supplied the blog hop with all the fabric we needed! Fat Quarter Shop came through in a BIG way by sponsoring our blog hop. Their weekly prizes of fat quarter bundles were very hot! There is one more to give away too! Don't forget that I'll be drawing the final winner sometime this evening....

Before wrapping things up, I thought I'd show a couple of the small projects I made with little bits of Winterkist. Sometimes you don't need a huge amount of fabric to show it off to its best advantage, all you need is a bit of stitching! Anyone who has visited my blog a time or two knows that I'm a big lover of handwork and like to embellish with a bit of it wherever I can. Enter the French press cozy.....

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Yes those are French knots, take a closer look! I adore French knots, both for their simplicity and their ability to dress things up.

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Since I had a cozy warm press, I needed a mug rug to go with it. Gnoma Claus makes a perfect mug rug!

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If you look closer you can see how I worked handstitching into his beard!

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My other little project had no handstitching, but was so much fun to make. I stripped all the selvedges from the Winterkist fabric and made myself a make-up bag. This tiny bag is probably my favourite thing that I've EVER made. If you are attending Sewing Summit, my bag and I will be there, we're inseparable! 

Monica Selvage Bag

Look at that row of tiny Gnomas! Yeah, no plain dots on this selvedge!

There's even a sweet surprise when you open it up. A pink Gnoma Claus peeking out at you!

Gnoma Surprise

The back is just as cute as the front.

Selvage Bag Back

Thanks to all the bloggers who participated in the hop and to those that promoted both the blog hop and our wonderful sponsors. Without our generous sponsors, Lecien USA and Fat Quarter Shop, this blog hop wouldn't have been possible.

Thanks to all of you for following along. Winterkist is expected in stores anytime now! I know it's going to be a hot seller, and I can't wait to see what you are all going to make with it.

Now, go forth and sew!

55 comments:

  1. Great projects. Especially love Mr Gnoma Mugrug. He's very awesome looking with his embroidered beard.

    Now I just wish the fabric would hurry up arriving in shops... I want some! :)

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  2. I loved looking at all the blogs and what project they did. I have so many "to do" on my list now and just love that fabric.

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  3. so beautiful fabric and i love your handstitches! the pouch is so pretty!

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  4. Tht hey are all great but I just live your little bag - especially with the little gnoma peeking under the flap!

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  5. I love the embroidered beard on your mug rug!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Gosh, these are great projects! I just spent my whole evening making french knots on a wall decoration for a friend's new baby! Just an hour or so longer and it'll be done! I loved all of them, they're so pretty. I think mu favorite is your coffee press cozy and mug rug. I've broken my beaker to my coffee press, so this made me miss it more than ever ... guess I need to get a new one and then make a cozy for it! Well done!!

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  7. Very nice blogs on Winterkist. All the projects were adorable. Of course, anything with gnomes is awesome! I love the make-up bag.

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  8. All great projects. I hadn't seen anyone using the selvedge for fabric until I recently started following these sewing blogs. I Love It! What a great idea, and the makeup pouch is Fun, fun, fun! Thank you!

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  9. Did I mention how brilliant you were? Cause you are. Stitching his beard!! Ahh. It kills me a little.
    I'll be looking for you and that awesome bag at SS.

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  10. Your stitching is devine! I just love these Gnomas!

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  11. I love little surprises like the inside of your purse.

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  12. I love the handstitchings! Thank you for hosting the blog hop:)

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  13. Your embroidery touches are fantastic. They have really given me some great ideas. If you get a chance could you comment on/ blog about how many strands of floss you used for both the french knots and the outline stitch? They make up bag is adorable. I will have to come up with a use for the little Gnomas in the selvages :)
    Now if the fabric would only become available...

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  14. OMG I love LOVE love the clutch! I need some of this fabric just to get the selvedge Gnomas. What pattern did you use for the clutch?

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  15. Beautiful work - thanks again for sharing.

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  16. Thank you for this blog hop !!! Lots of great ideas, lots of new blog to visit !
    I can't wait to find the fabrics in the store !!!

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  17. Lovely knots!! It's been so fun watching all the projects!

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  18. Amazing hop with fabulous fabric. Thanks to hosting and selecting such great participants.

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  19. I love that bag!!!!!! its amazing!!! :)

    Thank you for the blog hop, I have absolutly loved it, its the first one I've ever done and I will most certainly be joining one again. I have met some lovely people and found some beautiful blogs. Thank you! :)

    Jerra xx

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  20. Your handstitching is great. Nice work accenting what is part of the fabric already. Fat Quarter Shop is generous with those prizes. Thanks to them.

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  21. Oh, wow, you've made so much! I love that bodum cosy, it's so retro perfect.

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  22. I love the coffee cosy! all those french knots!

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  23. Thank you for a lovely Winterkist blog hop. I like your cute gnoma Santa with the handstitching in his beard. This is a wonderful idea.

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  24. I can't thank you and all the participants enough for using my little ole Winterkist for your blog hop and daily dose of inspiration! I didn't want to comment on everyone's blog because I didn't want to interfere with the give-way, so I hope everyone who participated will read this and know how much it all meant to me, and how much I loved what everyone did! My jaw dropped each and every time I was on someone's day! HOLY SMOKES you guys ARE AMAZING!!

    Winterkist is a little fish in a big pond, and it means so much to me that you guys used it and showcased it! I also loved seeing Winterkist used with other fabrics. It's like - oh yeah, Gnoma's a playa! And boy did he play well!

    I am so grateful to you all. I can't even express into words the joy you all have brought me! THANK YOU!!! XXXXXOOOOO!!!

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  25. This was tons of fun!! All the Bloggers & Sponsors are Amazing!! LOOOOOVE the Gnomes! Makes my Heart smile!

    Thanks for Hostessing this! :)

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  26. SO FUN!
    LOVE THE COZY!
    THANKS LOADS!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  27. Thanks a lot for putting this together.

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  28. Too cute ! The embroidery really makes the gnoma stand out. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. Everything here looks great. I enjoyed seeing all the projects!

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  30. That is just the cutest bag ever! I love it!

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  31. I love your extra embroidery on the beard! It is wonderful! Great idea!

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  32. I can see why you love your cosmetic bag, it is adorable! The gnome on the inside flap is the best. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Love the purse. These fabrics are fantastic.

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  34. the hop was fun. I enjoyed seeing all the creations.

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  35. Wow your handstitching is amazing! I love how you did the Gnoma beard!
    Such a fun little purse the colours are gorgeous =D

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  36. Your handwork is beautiful, I love that gnoma's swirly beard! The clutch is just perfect and I'm sure it'll be a smash hit at the Sewing Summit!

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  37. I love the beard stitching!!!

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  38. The blog hop was great fun! thanks!

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  39. I love your makeup bag, and the peekaboo gnoma.

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  40. Yay! I get to see you at Sewing Summit! I've never made anything out of selvages before. I love this!

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  41. I love that you found something to do with the selvege. I just purchased some yardage of the Nightshade line, and where the Winterkist has gnomas, the Nightshade has skull and crossbones. :D Love the cozy, too - funny you said french knots are simple? I can't make them at all! :)

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  42. Oh, and thanks for putting together such a sweet blog hop. Good bloggers who were fun for me to be reading for the first time. I'll be back!

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  43. You did a beautiful job with this hop, Katie! I'm absolutely crazy about that makeup bag you made -- perfection!!

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  44. Thanks for sharing these cute projects. The personal touches make them extra special.

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  45. What great little projects to finish up with:) Love the handstitching and your makeup bag is da bomb!
    Thanks for such a fun and inspiring blog hop, I've really enjoyed it.

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  46. I love your purse!!! That is too cool. Especially the little Gnome on the inside to peek at ya as if he would say, "yes, what do you want from me in here?" ahahahhha Love all the selvages - tiny rows of Gnomes...

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  47. I really love the French press cozy -- you totally transformed the fabrics!

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  48. I like the details you added with your hand stitching it looks great!

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  49. Congrats on the blog hop! I think its a huge success :) the santa is adorable!!!! Love the hand stitching details you added :)

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  50. Love the little bag with the santa peeking out - too cute...

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  51. I love the bag but the stitching on the gnomas beard is to die for. Thanks so much for sharing these gorgeous projects.

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