Friday, February 7, 2014

Last days of the Hop! and a Giveaway!

So have you been to the other sites for the Blog Hop?  These ladies are all very creative, I love all the projects I have seen.  So I am posting this a little early.  My Blog Hop post is supposed to go up tomorrow, but I couldn't wait, so here it is!
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So this is the project I decided to make up for the hop.  I love these place mats, partly due to the simplicity of their design, and that they don't take long to make.  I wanted to make the tea cozy too, but I don't really need a another cozy.  I made my place mats a little different than the pattern though and I will tell you how.

  • First I didn't use linen.  I don't like linen after it is washed, because then you have to iron it.  What a pain that is for me.  So I chose this cute fabric by Tanya Whelan for Free Spirit Fabrics.  It's from her Valentine's line.  Then I chose some coordinating but also contrasting fabrics for the circles.  
  • Second change was I used batting rather than fusible interfacing.  Because I had it, and didn't have the interfacing.  I didn't have time to shop for something else.  The batting works great.
  • Third, the pattern shows you how to do a reverse applique around each circle.  Ugh.  Okay so I love applique, but seriously folks I have no time for applique right now with this guy running around.  He's nearly 2, need I say more?

     So I left the circles as raw edges and hopefully they hold up to the wash.  If not, well I'll deal with that later!
  • And lastly, I added a rick rack edging, because it's super cute and because it seems to really add a pop to the place mats.
  • It is a great pattern, in part because it was well written as are all of the patterns in this great book.  But also because I could embellish and change it up to my specifications.  


So some of the ladies are doing a giveaway of the book, and guess what so am I!  I am also including an Olfa Circle Cutter in the giveaway.

  So there will be two lucky winners, one for the book and one for the Olfa Circle Cutter.  Wahoo!  I used the circle cutter in my project to make the Luncheon napkins in the book but also for this project.  It is so handy-I love it!  I will have a couple in my shop for sale too.

Rules for the giveaway.......
Enter by leaving me a comment about which projects in the Kitchen Stitches book that you would like to make.  Get a second entry by following me and leave a comment about that.
Enter by Monday February 10th at Midnight.  I will choose the winners at random.


75 comments:

Kathy S. said...

I am a regular follower. Thanks for the second chance to win.

Kathy S. said...

I'd like to make the crockpot cozie.

Joan and Kevin said...

I would love to make the tea cozy!

Joan and Kevin said...

I am a follower!

barbara woods said...

i like the place mats, thanks

barbara woods said...

follow by gfc

Lisa said...

I like the crock pot cozie and I like the bread basket on the cover!

Lisa said...

I am a follower!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh so neat!!!! I like the place mats

Betsy said...

I would definetly make the same placemats you made and the same way. It was smart of you not to go out and buy new supplies

Betsy said...

I already follow on bloglovin

Lisa Marie said...

Love the monochrome pieced placemats and the coordinating table runner. I would definitely make those. And the apron with the collar is so unique and cute!

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog.

Crickets Corner said...

My favorites are the men's shirt apron and the bread basket on the cover.

Crickets Corner said...

I'm a regular follower , just one of the quite ones.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I want to make the men's apron, teapot cozie and jazz up my plain napkins and table mats. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

DebraKay Neiman said...

I follow you on network blogs and G+ Greetings from Oklahoma, USA crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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Cindy said...

Which project WOULDN'T I do? They're all great. I do like your project today really well.

Cindy said...

I follow you by google+ and Facebook.

Joyce Carter said...

I would love to make the placemats. Yours are gorgeous!

Joyce Carter said...

I am a follower.

scottylover said...

I would love to make the coupon caddy. The one I have now is getting a little worn out. It's plastic, too, and has a tear on the front which gets caught on things. I think a fabric one would be much nicer!

Sandy A

scottylover said...

I follow your blog through bloglovin'!

Sandy A

Tamie said...

There were several projects I liked but might choose to make the shirt apron or the two handed pot holder. I don't have one of those. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tamie said...

I'm a follower through GFC.

Rosa said...

Beautiful projects.I love the cover bag.Thanks!!

Rosa said...

I`m a follower!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

They are all great projects, but first I would make the wrapping oven mitt~ I need both hands inside of something or I always manage to burn myself. :-o Thanks for the fun!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I am a happy follower too! Thanks for the fun!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Gill said...

I'd love to make the bag on the front cover and the pan handle covers!

Donna Cutting said...

I like the tea cozy and the bag on the front cover.
Love your project, I would do raw edge circles to.
Thanks for sharing.

Kathy H said...

I like the teapot cozy.the valentines placemats are really cute too.

Kathy H said...

I am a follower.

PK Sews said...

I love the placemats, and I use the rainbow colors featured in the book, Thanks for the great giveaway!

PK Sews said...

I follow you via Bloglovin. Thanks for your inspiring blog!

Judy1522 said...

Your placemats are so pretty and I also love your project in the book, the napkins are so cute. I like all of the projects I have seen so far in the book and I would probably start with making some of the potholders.

Judy1522 said...

I follow you on bloglovin

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

The Crock Pot cozy caught my eye right off the bat. I have taken one too many trips with 5 layers of kitchen towels between my legs and the crock pot. :)
I also want to make placemats for my kids and these look so fun!

I have really enjoyed the blog hop!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

I'm still here and still followin'! :)
Your little guy is sure a cutie! Is that the Hotel in SLC that does the tour at Christmas?

Laura Lane said...

That long potholder is really nice. I think it would make a good gift.

WhoMom said...

Adorable placemats, and love that you didn't use linen. I hate it after it's washed too. A tea cozy is something I would make, don't have one anymore and have no idea what happened to the one I had. The rick/rack around the edge of the placemat is adorable. Thank you for sharing a fun idea!

Nita said...

The first thing I would make is the shirt apron :)

delaineelliott said...

All of the projects are great, but my favorite is the table cloth. Thanks!

Therese Ruff said...

The shirt apron, the crockpot cozy, hot pads, everything in my kitchen needs freshened up! Thanks for the giveaways!

dcargill said...

The crockpot cozy

sandyandcosmo said...

I would like to make the crockpot cozy.

sandyandcosmo said...

I'm a follower!

TheStylishHome said...

I am a new follower (here and FB). I have a little guy too.... amazing how much they can get into so quickly!

TheStylishHome said...

I want to make the double handed pot-holder (I'm so sure that is not the official name, but that's what I call it!) Thanks for the chance!

Linda said...

HAPPY TO FOLLOW VIA GFC + BLOG LOVIN'! THANKS FOR SHARING!

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Linda said...

HI, I'D LOVE TO MAKE THE POT HOLDERS AND THE PLACEMATS TOO!

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Nettie said...

I would love to make the crockpot cozy and the coupon holder. Both projects would be unique, and yet practical.
Thanks!

Nettie said...

PS: I am a follower too....
Thanks again,

Margie said...

i just love the placemats with the hearts and circles. I have never been here to your site but will be back for sure

Tami C said...

I am following you via Bloglovin!

Tami C said...

I would love to make a tea cozy for my mother-in-law! You really have some cute idea! Thanks for the chance to win.

Treadleworks said...

Love the pink/blue/red tablerunner with the white rick rack! How cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

Domaris Foss said...

I would love to make the place mats. And maybe a tea cosy.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'd like to make the shirt apron!

Kathy Davis said...

I would like to learn how to make the shirt apron. Thanks, Kathy
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Kathy Davis said...

I follow on GFC as Mrs. Kathy Davis.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Lee said...

I love the tea cozy and really need one so that is what I would love to make first! Thank you for the lovely giveaway!

Lee said...

I follow w/ GFC. thank you again!

GranChris said...

I would make the placemats first.

Jo said...

I really want to make the crockpot cozie it is something I would use all the time.

Jo said...

I follow in GFC

Diann said...

I'd go for the tea cozy. Maybe the placemats too, but I recently made a set of placemats.

Sandy H said...

I would like to make the Dresden plate table topper. It is so cheery.

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