First let’s start off with the winner of last week’s “Try it on Tuesday”…..The winner of Heart-Felt Holidays written by Kathy Sheldon and Amanda Carestio donated by Lark Crafts is…Tracy Lundgren
… Thanks so much to everyone for playing along.
This week for “Try it on Tuesday”, I am trying out Vanessa Christenson of V and Co.’s Make it Sew Modern: Gather, Twist, Pleat, Texture. The book is very modern and very cute. I was surprised to see that the author is from Marion, Iowa…that’s just a hop, skip and and a jump from my home.
There are bags, pillows, scarves, accesories, quilt and decor ideas all put together in one book…21 projects all together. I can see many of the projects working great as gifts for friends, daughters and nieces.
The book is divided into four sections of projects, each using a specific technique. Here’s a cute pillow featured in the Gather section.
This sweet little dress was also in the gather section.
One of the things that I like about the book is that most of the projects use a small amount of materials making the projects very affordable.
There are five Twist projects including a pillow, ring, decorative ball, flower accessory and this cute twisted fabric bracelet.
There are five projects in the gathering section too. My favorite is this scarf….AMAZING, right?!?
I am not a big scarf wearer but both of our girls are. I can easily see both of them wearing this….After reading through the directions, it doesn’t look hard to make either.
In the pleated section…check out the pleated border on this quilt.
Oh, so cute!! I’d love to try that sometime.
If you are into bags, there are several in the book each featuring a different technique. This one had pleats.
All in all I really liked the book. There’s another scarf that I’d love to make for the girls too…
All in all, it’s a cute book. None of the projects are hard. It would be great for someone wanting to try out new techniques like gathering and pleats. Kalissa thought I needed to make her the ring…
I informed her that it’s summer and she’s 17 and she can make one!! Of course I offered to help….
You might want to check out Vanessa’s blog. It’s full of cute ideas and lots of tutorials.
If you would like a chance to win the book, leave a comment telling whether you are a scarf girl or not….for some reason, I love them but think they look silly on me…my girls, they all look cute with them. I’ll pick a winner next week.
Thanks for stopping by.