Wednesday, 19 August 2020

New Book

 Hello again lovely readers.....today there is some exciting news.....here's the cover of my new book called home sweet home sewing.....17 new designs exploring my love of fabrics, patchwork and colour....
 .........and i thought it might be fun today to show some of my own pictures taken during the making of this book............it is published by tuva who make very beautiful colourful and exciting books for crafters......this is the honey hives quilt photographed last summer on the picket fence in my cottage garden.....it seems we had a lot of very tall cosmos growing there then :).....
 ..............the honey hives quilt uses patchwork and applique....it was long arm quilted for me beautifully by debbie holland of longarm quilting.com and i also added some hand quilting to it too....
 ..........there are lots of smaller projects in this book too like the cherry pouch and the pretty drawstring bag below.....and here are the adorable cherry charms in use..........
 ..............for cross stitch fans i have included a cross stitch house sampler style cushion.....teamed with lovely tilda fabric ......
 ............i love close up pictures of fabrics and sewing...here's one of the circle table topper up very very close ......
 ...........some toys were included too.....these are made from my little deer pattern.....
 ...........and i used simple patchwork and embroidery for this vintage style doll's quilt....
 .............and here are the sweet cherry handles on a little bag........
 ........you can probably tell it was a lot of fun making this book and i am delighted that it is now available for pre order on amazon......it will be on sale in a few weeks in bookshops and elsewhere too.....hope you enjoyed this little peek behind the scenes of some of the selection of projects....there are also sewing notions, coasters, charms and decorations to be found inside the pages of home sweet home sewing.....
............thank you so much for dropping by to see me here dear readers...it's so lovely to hear from you and i really appreciate your kind comments......hope you are keeping safe and well my lovelies.....take care....back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

15 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh Helen what a wonderful book, I'm so looking forward to it!
The projects are so beautiful ... I'm especially in love with the little deer, as you might expect! ;)
Enjoy the rest of your week my friend,
V x

butterfly said...

Looks a pretty book .
Again a beautiful post .
Enjoy your week .

Cherie said...

That looks gorgeous. I will certainly look out for it when I next put in a book order

Nowe Przygody z drutami said...

It looks wonderful,congratulations and greetings from Anna

meandmysmallcorner said...

Your new book looks lovely with some beautiful projects. I will look out for it on Amazon.

Teresa Kasner said...

Hello dear Helen, *C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* on finishing your gorgeous new book! I was quite taken with the cross-stitch pillow. Oh my. I will go have a gander on Amazon. I just love your designs and of course your color selections are so delightful. I hope you sell a lot of copies!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Congrats on another beautiful book. I have two of yours already and LOVE them! Everything you make is so unique and so so pretty. It must be very exciting to see your work in print on those shiny pages! Marilyn

Gracie Saylor said...

When you wrote about working on a new book months ago I pre-ordered it on Amazon. I thought the order said I will not get it till October, so I especially enjoyed the pretty previews you showed today. Whenever it arrives I will enjoy viewing your beautiful work [again and again]! Hooray! xxxxxx

Christine B said...

Looks a fabulous book Helen and I can't wait to add it to my collection!! Christine xx

Lee said...

Hi,Your book looks sooooo inspiring makes me have itchy fingers.the photography is really lovely too.Congratulations.x

Pat's Patch said...

Oh, dear Helen, I hope your new book looks a real treasure trove of beautiful makes, cherry handles so pretty, so much your applique and cross-stitch I always love, you so much to look forward to... Congratulations, and lovely to see your work in print xoxo

Mereknits said...

Congrats, it is beautiful. Well done!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Congratulations on the new book!

Joan Mc said...

I have had your book on order for months, I'm looking forward to receiving it. The pictures are lovely. Joan McG.



~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so happy about your new book! I'll put it in my wishlist. I have your other books and treasure them. Thanks so much for letting us know ahead of time! Hugs, Diane