Monday, September 9, 2013

Craft Book Month - Kaleidoscope by Melly & Me

I'm very excited to once again be participating in Craft Buds "Craft Book Month" this year!
I love to buy sewing books, but often forget to pull them off the shelf and create from them as I intended to do when I purchased them. Craft Book Month helps remind me to do just that! You can participate too, and this post will not just include my entry, but also all the links and information to get your on board as well. 
Craft Book Month at Craft Buds

For my project, I've I started with the Melly & Me book, Kaleidoscope and some soft pastel fabrics that have been tucked away in my collection far too long.

This book is PACKED with all kinds of serious cuteness, all enhanced with that delightful Melly & Me style! It was hard to choose which project to start with, but having our friends' new baby girl arrive helped me narrow my choices to the sweet Bumble Bub.
Here's my version...
 I made a matching bib from the tiny star print and backed with Minky to go along with it. :)
This is such a darling little bug and I'm sure to sew it again! The pattern was very easy to follow, straight forward, and I appreciated the unique way it was assembled.

Since I was making one already, it only took a few minutes more to make a second at the same time, so my other little buzzy friend will be donated with our next box for the FLUFF Project and will be the perfect pal for a child in foster care!

Melly & Me has just released a new book and fabric collection called Snug as a Bug, and I can't wait to get my hands on it too! :)

Be sure and check out ALL the Craft Book Month fun and join in!
Craft Book Month

It's time for the 3rd Annual Craft Book Month at Craft Buds! This year, we're excited to celebrate all month log with a blog hop of your inspirational craft book projects, a crafty contest, free patterns and prizes!

Don't let those craft books sit on your shelf and collect dust! We want to see what you've been making. That's why I've teamed up with some fabulous bloggers who will be showing off their projects made from craft books, all month long!

Blog Hop

Week One
Monday 9/2: Fabric Mutt / LRstitched
Tuesday 9/3: Stitch This! The Martingale Blog / Stitched in Color
Wednesday 9/4: Fabric Seeds / Pile O Fabric
Thursday 9/5: The Feisty Redhead / Rae Gun Ramblings
Friday 9/6: Sew-Fantastic / Clover + Violet
Saturday 9/7: A Prairie Sunrise / Small Town Stitcher

Week Two
Monday 9/9: Hopeful Threads / Go To Sew
Tuesday 9/10: The Sewing Rabbit / Sewing Mama RaeAnna
Wednesday 9/11: Marci Girl Designs / imagine gnats
Thursday 9/12: Sew Sweetness / amylouwhosews
Friday 9/13: Lindsay Sews / 13 Spools
 Saturday 9/14: Inspire Me Grey / Angela Yosten 

Week Three
Monday 9/16: Sew Very / Craftside
Tuesday 9/17: The Littlest Thistle / CraftFoxes  
9/1-9/30: Link up your craft book project at Craft Buds from your blog or Flickr account, and enter to win prizes. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October, 1!

2012 Craft Book Month Projects (L to R):
Sew Crafty Jess, Sewing Rabbit, Stitched in Color, MissKnitta's Studio

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.


1) One entry per person. 
2) Your craft book project must have been completed in 2013. 
3) Create a new blog post or Flickr photo (dated September 1, 2013 or later) and link back to Craft Buds/Craft Book Month in your post or photo description. 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!

No time to make a project? You can also follow Craft Buds all month long for your chance to comment and win some new sewing and quilting books for your library.

 Craft Book Month at Craft Buds

Hope you have a GREAT WEEK! :)


Wendy said...

oh how cute!

Lindsay Conner said...

Kristy, thanks for all that you do! I love this project, and I also love hearing about new-to-me sewing books!

Marci Girl said...

Such a cute project and such a thoughtful gift!

Unknown said...

They are so so so soooooo cute Kristy!! Thank you so much for letting me know and for sharing this- I am so thrilled that you like the pattern!!! xxxxx

Ella and Nesta said...

This is so sweet! You make it sound doable too! I love Melly & Me projects but have been worried they're too difficult.

Mara said...

I love Melly and Me patterns, you should try to get them to do a pattern to sell in the HOPE

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