Thursday, November 6, 2014

Just for You Blog Hop / Giveaway!

The blog hop for "Just for You" has started this week and I am SO excited to introduce this book to you, if you haven't already heard about it. Caroline and Sarah of Blue Susan Makes put together this amazing book with other sewing bloggers.

...and guess what? My project is also in it. Yeah! What a privilege it was to work with them!

My contribution to this book was the fabric covered beads necklace with corsage. In the book you will see their version of the necklace; I love the color combination and the fabric they chose. Here is my version.

This book contains 24 projects and it was so hard to pick a few of my favorites to share on this blog post. Seriously, if you are thinking about sewing something for yourself, this book is it. Let me name a few... bag, scarf, belts, clothing and much more! What I love about this book is that they used many step by step pictures to explain things. I am a very visual person, and English being my second language, this helps me a lot.

I added this Quilting Bee Dress by Caroline to my "Things to sew" list. The shape of the dress is pretty much what I was looking for!

This unique Painter's Clutch by Sarah is also one of my "must sew" projects. It is a classic fold-over style with handles, but the handles are the actual paint-stirring sticks! How fun is that? I know I have a few in my garage, I was saving them for this project!

Next one is this adorable Pretty Pockets Apron by the ever talented Maureen. Would you have ever guessed this apron was created from only five fat quarters? How did she come up with this?

Then the last one is this Mini Dresden Coin Purse by Amy. I love the design on this purse and I can even think of which fabrics I can use for this project from my scrap bin. What a fun thing to make. :)

Now here is the awesome news! I get to give one of you lucky readers this fabulous book. Just leave a comment on this post and I will announce the winner on November 13th. US winners will receive a book to hold in their hands courtesy of Stash Books, International winners will receive the eBook version. Please don't forget to visit all the stops on this month long celebration to see who else contributed to "Just for You" and their fabulous projects!






72 comments :

  1. Looks like a great book. Love the necklace you designed. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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  2. Congratulations on your project getting published! :)

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  3. Looks like a very interesting book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  4. Found you ! I'm so happy Caroline wrote about you on her post...I'd forgotten what your blog was called.
    Something I'd saved a while back ( I think your banner was old rose and shades of pink then ) disappeared when my laptop went kaput. I love the bead necklace and I'm certainly going to try making one.

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  5. Thank you Sachiko for sharing your favorites for the "Just For You" book. They look fabulous!
    Love your bead necklace, what a challenge to try.

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  6. Love your necklace... and the coin purse too. Would love to make both and maybe other projects in the book as well.

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  7. I think that dress is soooooo cute! I like to sew and would love to improve at it!

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  8. The beaded corsage necklace is so unique and stunningly beautiful. I love it!

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  9. Oh, this new book looks so lovely! I love the little mini dresden clutch so much. Please, pretty please, pick me!
    Thanks so......
    nettiecrain@live.com

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  10. I love this idea of the blog hop! I am so glad I found your blog; I love your stuff!

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  11. I love your necklace - you always make such beautiful creations! Looks like there are lots of fun projects just waiting to be made.

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  12. The painters clutch is adorable!

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  13. I love your necklace! I made a fabric covered bead necklace for myself a few years ago. They are fun! Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing this book. I'm going to have to get it if I don't win!

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  14. Wow! There are so many cool projects! That dress has my name written all over it! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  15. As always, this is a wonderful project! Congratulations!

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  16. Congratulations on being published again in the new book! Lots of inspiration but Oooh I lover the mini-dresden! Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

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  17. The necklace would be a great idea for Christmas presents! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  18. I haven't sewn in years. I miss it and this inspires me to start anew.

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  19. Oh goodness! This sounds amazing! I would LOVE to try that beautiful necklace project you came up with :)

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  20. Your necklace is beautiful! I am very interested in other projects in the book too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. Congrats on your publication!! This would be a fabulous magazine to win! Great work on the necklace!!!

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  22. My daughter recently expressed an interest in sewing and this book would be great for us to look through and pick a project to complete together. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  23. Looks likes a great book to own. I love your necklace. Very pretty and unique.

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  24. I love your designs, everyone that has contributed to the book is inspirational - wish I was that clever!

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  25. Great giveaway. I have never heard about this book until now. Looks like it has quite a few projects of interest to me.

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  26. I have loved your style sew much, this necklace is over the top ADOREABLE!!!! Thank you for the opportunity to get this book! Sachiko, you ROCK!!!!

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  27. This book looks awesome! Thanks for sharing your project w/us!

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  28. I like the pearls mixed in with the fabric. I think it gives it a more upscale look.

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  29. Loving the beaded necklace so much! (and the clutch, and the coin purse and the dress, ...)

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  30. I love the necklace! Love the clutch purse. I see gifts in the future!

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  31. This is a book I would love - love the necklace!

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  32. Your necklace is great. I will need to try it.

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  33. Sweet necklace. All your creations are so pretty. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  34. This looks like a wonderful book - I'd love some new holiday gift ideas! Thanks for the chance!

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  35. What wonderful book and fabulous giveaway! I follow most of the bloggers and you! Thank you!

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  36. So awesome! love it. the purse is cute and the necklace is also adorable.

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  37. Your necklace is so unique and stylish! LOVE IT!!!

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  38. Great. creative projects in this book-I would love to try some of them with my granddaughters.

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  39. Wow that necklace is awesome!

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  40. LOOOOVE your necklace!! Soooo creative you are!! This book looks Super....definitely on my Wish List! :)

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  41. What a lovely necklace, and it is fabric covered beads....Used to make these in the late 60's early 70's in high school... Thank you for the giveaway...

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  42. Thats a lovely necklace design. That would definitely be on my 'to make' list.

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  43. I'd love to enter the giveaway! So many cool projects.

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  44. Love your necklace! Looks like a great book.

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  45. Sachiko, that looks like a great book and your contribution is just lovely...as usual!

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  46. Such a unique idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  47. Love the ideas and projects featured in this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. This book has some good ideas.

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  49. This book looks fantastic! <3 your necklace too! :)

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  50. Love the necklace...I definitely need one!

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    1. Hi Melanie! You are the lucky winner for the book "Just for you". Congratulations!! Please contact me with your shipping info, so I can forward it on to the publisher. Thanks!

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  51. I am so looking forward to re-learning to sew. I'm excited about the wonderful inspiration that is available.

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  52. Exciting book! Love to have it for my kids classes!

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  53. Cute necklace! My daughter needs one.

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  54. Neat necklace idea. I think I want to try the dress also.

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  55. I love the shrug and clutch. very pretty necklace.

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  56. The necklace is beautiful! The whole book looks awesome!! (And that dress does have a perfect shape)

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  57. So many projects from this book I would like to make :)
    I would love to win the book.

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  58. That painter's clutch is just lovely!

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  59. I love the necklace would like to do one for myself and lots of the other projects. I really hope I can win one of these books.

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  60. This book just might motivate me to sew something for myself!

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  61. The necklace is beautiful, And this book looks awesome.
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  62. Neat book! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  63. Love these projects - thanks for the chance to win!

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  64. I would love to sew projects from this book.

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