Monday, September 8, 2014

Craft Book Month - Woodland Bunnies from Sewing Bits & Pieces

Craft Books.
I love 'em. 
I have a wonderful collection thanks to a family that enjoys visiting bookstores too.
But.....I find that I tend to enjoy them more like a good magazine....flipping through them page by page, reading and looking at all the lovely images, and then putting them neatly on my shelf .(or I suppose I should say shelves.) 
What??? You too???
Well, that's one of the very reasons I love participating in Craft Book Month so much!!! It has helped me pull those books from the shelves and put them to the use they were originally intended for. Plus, it is soooo much fun! 

This year I chose the book Sewing Bits & Pieces by Sandi Henderson.

 I made the Woodland Bunny from the book, and well, I just love him! 
So much that I ended up not only making 1, but making 4!

They were all made using the last coordinating fabric pieces of a beloved, long ago Riley Blake collection knows as Just Dreamy. Since these may be for little ones, I've used wool felt eyes instead of buttons. I also added a little coordinating ribbon bow just 'cause. :)
 This one will be donated to our ongoing FLUFF Project, where we are FAST approaching 1,000 stuffed friends donated to children in foster care! Very exciting!!!
I hope you'll take a moment to learn more about this outreach and how you can be a part here.
The FLUFF Project = stuffed friends for children in foster care.
Also, if you'd like to see my previous Craft Book Month contributions, you can check out these posts...

There's still plenty of time for you to play along too and PLENTY of inspiration from a list of wonderful bloggers below! ++ Did I mention the chance at some exciting crafty prizes???
Craft Book Month
September marks the 4th Annual Craft Book Month at Craft Buds! This year, we're excited to celebrate all month long with a blog hop of inspiring craft book projects and LOTS of giveaways for sewing along with a sewing, knitting, cookbook or other craft book of YOUR CHOICE. If you are a craft book hoarder, you are not alone. Several years ago, I had an urge to dust off my craft books, unfold those crisp pattern sheets and put those patterns to good use by actually making some projects. :)

2014 Craft Book Month Blog Hop!

I've teamed up with some fabulous bloggers who will be showing off their projects made from craft books, all month long!

Monday 9/1: Fabric Mutt / Lindsay Sews
Tuesday 9/2: Rae Gun Ramblings / Craftside
Wednesday 9/3: The Feisty Redhead / The Fabric Studio
Thursday 9/4: Marci Girl Designs / Small Town Stitcher
Friday 9/5: LRstitched / A Prairie Sunrise
Monday 9/8: Hopeful Threads (YOU ARE HERE!)/ sewVery
Tuesday 9/9: 13 Spools / Lisa Liza Lou
Wednesday 9/10: Stitch This! / My Sewcial Hour
Thursday 9/11: The Littlest Thistle / Fabric Seeds
Friday 9/12: Sew Sweetness / Clover + Violet
Monday 9/15: Inspire Me Grey / amylouwho

Link Up

9/1-9/30: Link up your craft book project at Craft Buds from your blog, instagram or Flickr account, and enter to win prizes. To participate in the month-long contest, just link up any project you've made from a pattern in a craft book. That easy! You'll tell us a little about the book, the project, how you personalized it, etc. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, October, 1!


1) One entry per person. 2) Your craft book project must have been completed in 2014. 3) Create a new blog post, instagram or Flickr photo (dated September 1, 2014 or later) and link back to Craft Buds/Craft Book Month in your post or photo description (tag #craftbookmonth for instagram). In your post or photo description, make sure to list the craft book you used and provide a link if possible. 4) All winners chosen via Some prizes available to international winners, so please join us!


Visit Craft Buds and link up your craft book project during the window of Sept 1-30 and you'll automatically be entered to win some fantastic prizes from the Craft Book Month sponsors!
Craft Book Month at Craft Buds


Pam @Threading My Way said...

Yep, that's me. I love flipping through sewing books, but rarely use them. Not totally sure why. Super cute bunnies, Kristy.

Melissa said...

One of my goals now is to only buy a book I will actually sew from, I'm keeping pretty true to my goal so far this year. Love your bunnies!!!

sewVery said...

These bunnies are so cute! My son and daughter would love them! Thanks for the book recommendation.

Annie said...

Cute bunnies! Great scrap fabric project, I much check this book out!

JLVerde said...


I still owe you some Fluff items. I'm still working on the seasonal group. Tomorrow is a sewing day, lets see what I can get done!

Ella and Nesta said...

Lovely bunnies and a wonderful project!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Hi Kristy, I've featured your fabulous woodland bunnies today...

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