Some of you may know me from Stumbles & Stitches, the blog I co-wrote with my friend Angel for years. If you're new to this little blog, please take a look around. I create fiber art with recycled materials, as well as textile goods for the home with a mix of modern fabrics and linen. I do a lot of custom work and, when time allows, stock my Etsy shop with new designs. If you're curious, you can read more on my About Me page or visit me on Facebook.
Today, in honor of Giveaway Day, I'm excited to offer a fabulous book to a lucky winner. Fabric Blooms: 42 Flowers to Make, Wear & Adorn Your Life by Megan Hunt is a new release by Lark Crafts and it is FANTASTIC. Lark Crafts is generously sponsoring this giveaway with a copy of the book.
In Fabric Blooms, author Megan Hunt takes you step-by-step through the process of creating simple flowers, beautiful bouquets and accessories including headbands, hairpins, brooches, and more. The book also includes patterns for decorative items like a pillow, a wreath, and a fun garland. Materials range from wool felt, to silk, burlap, oil cloth, and even an upcycled t-shirt. Fabric Blooms is chock-full of exciting projects and eye candy.
If you know my work or poke around this blog, you will notice that I am fairly obsessed with botanical themes. I include a lot of trees, leaves and flowers in my fiber art. I also love clean lines and a modern aesthetic. I was in my happy place, browsing through this lovely book. The design and layout of Fabric Blooms is crisp and pared down in an original way: each project features one photo, set against a warm wood grain background, that deconstructs the materials, steps and details for that particular flower. Clever!
And of course, the interpretation of the flowers in various fabrics is tasteful and beautifully executed. Megan Hunt is a wedding designer and creator of custom flower bouquets featured in countless bridal magazines and other media. You know she's a master at this craft! I am so glad she decided to share her tricks and tips with the rest of us in this gorgeous book.
I can't wait to start making flowers! What a perfect summer project for those rainy days when the kids might be doing a craft or painting. Now I only need to remember to hit the craft store and pick up some floral wire...
One lucky winner will receive a copy of Fabric Blooms: 42 Flowers to Make, Wear & Adorn Your Life by Megan Hunt, courtesy of Lark Crafts.
- Please leave a comment on this blog post, and tell me: what is your favorite flower? (One entry per person, please.)
- Make sure to include an email address if it's not included in your Blogger profile.
- This giveaway is open until May 16 at 5PM PST, at which point I will choose a random winner and will contact them by email.
- This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Apologies to my international friends.
- $17.95 value. Void where prohibited
This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. Our lucky winner is Jenny. Congratulations!
Thank you to Sew Mama Sew for organizing this wonderful online event once again. Go check it out, there are many handmade items offered by bloggers all over the world, as well as crafting and sewing supplies.
Note: Publishers regularly send me books for review, but the choice to review them and opinions are all my own.