Today is my turn on the
I can't remember exactly when it was that I stumbled across the Instagram feed of Minki Kim but I do remember being an awe of what I was seeing. I was not sure what it was called or exactly how she was creating the artworks that she was but I was in full admiration of her talent.
With this in mind you can just imagine my excitement when she reached out to see if I might be interested in participating in her Blog Tour for her new book with Kristin Esser.
That excitement turned into slight horror shortly after I sent back my yes email. I had a 'performance anxiety attack' but rest assured, once that book turned up l was at ease and so excited to begin.
This book is so well written. All the tips and projects are so clear and photographed beautifully that I felt excited to get started and playing. All the secrets are shared for achieving great results.
Honestly, any anxiety I had felt was a total overreaction.
Have adapted one of the projects to make it mine.
We have a new puppy coming home in the next 10 days so I dove into my stash and found some Pug fabric so I could add our new puppy Elly to my picture and of course I have added a little Bonnie and Camille Jelly Roll tower.
I also have some mini bolts of fabric and a quilt drapped over the ladder.
I have also made some pincushions.
These were so much fun that I may just have a few more traced ready to make more.
They would make the perfect gift for sewing friends so with that in mind I am planning on filling a basket with them for exactly that purpose.
I must say one thing though, this book should really come with a warning because once you get started with your Sewing Illustrations you will be addicted!
From the Publisher:-
Making these darling projects is almost instant gratification.
** Giveaway **
Giveaway is now closed - Thank you
C & T Publishing have kindly offered to giveaway a copy of the book to one of my lucky readers.
If the winner lives in the US they will receive a hard copy of the book and for those of us outside of the US it will be the e-book.
To enter into the competition please just leave a comment below and make sure you have an email that can be accessed via your profile or leave your contact email in your comment so I can get in contact with you should you be the winner.
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Here is the list of all the stops on the Blog Tour.
Be sure to pop on over and see what the others have been busy creating, you will soon realise how addictive "Sew Illustration" is :)
August 15: C&T Publications
August 16: Amy at nanaCompany
August 17: Wynn at zakkaArt
August 18: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane
August 19: Lisa at A Spoonful of Sugar
August 20: Amy at chick chick sewing
August 21: Stacy at Stacy Olson
August 22: Debbie happy little cottage
August 23: Generation Q Magazine
August 24: Faith at Sarana Ave
August 25: Ayda at cafenohut
August 26: Melissa at Oh, how sweet
August 27: Jemima at Tied with a Ribbon
August 28: Veronica at Vivid Felicity
August 29: Sharon at Lilabelle Lane Creations (ME!)
August 30: Nadra at ellis & higgs
August 31: Kristyne at pretty by hand
September 1: Elnora on Instagram
September 2: Jennie at Clover and Violet
September 3: Auribuzz