July 29, 2013

Stitching for the Kitchen

Hey all!  The kind folks of Gooseberry Patch and Sixth & Spring Books have kindly sent me along a copy of Stitching for the Kitchen to review!   It is full of so many wonderful kitchen stitching projects!  My plan was to have my Hannah (age 12) make a project in the book and I'd share it with you here, but due to some unforeseen circumstances in receiving the book, our crazy busy schedule the last few weeks with 4H projects and judging and now some sweet out-of-town guests that we only see once a year visiting...stitching didn't happen.  But...I'd like to share some of my favorite items from the book!



You can purchase the book HERE (I'm an Amazon affiliate by the way so I get a little kick-back if you purchase it there. Please and thank you!)

A few of the projects that are my favorite is this adorable Child's Apron, Mitt and Chef's Hat set (our Lydie has to sew an apron for her 4-H project next year!)




I also love this Log Cabin Potholder!  (My current potholder collection is less than stellar so I'm definitely in need of potholders!)


I fell in love with this Market Tote Bag, too!  Who doesn't need new tote bags?!  (My girls could use some cute dance bags for their ballet slippers and other dance gear!)



This Circular Rag Rug is adorable!  I've got a lot of scraps and a large crochet hook to whip up one of these babies!



And this Needlework is gorgeous!



Of course they have everything you need to know how to create this lovely projects!



Plus there are templates for designs and a pocket in the back with patterns tucked in!



Well there are sooo many more projects that I would love to make, too!  Oh!  Did I mention there are recipes sprinkled throughout?  It IS Gooseberry Patch, after all!  Their books HAVE  to have recipes in them!  *smile*

I hope you will enjoy this book as much as my girls and I will!  The fine folks at Sixth & Spring Books have kindly offered to send one of my fabulous readers a copy of this gem of a book!

So here's the scoop...


♥ ♥ ♥

GIVEAWAY SCOOP!
 
One copy of Stitching in the Kitchen will be given away!
 Giveaway starts now and ends midnight Thursday, August 15th
I'll announce the winner Friday, August 16th

ENTRIES
EACH ENTRY MUST BE IN A SEPARATE COMMENT, PLEASE

1 Entry -  Leave me a comment ...
tell me your first craft project you've ever made 
(if you're not a crafter, yet, tell me something you'd like to make)
BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR NAME AND EMAIL 
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1 Entry - Post about the giveaway here on your blog
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56 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love Gooseberry Patch books. My first craft project I made was a potholder that I weaved.

Katie
johnsonk133 at yahoo dot com

VickiT said...

Oh gosh, that's a lot of years ago to try to recall my first craft project. I am willing to bet it was something using popsicle sticks in Brownies or Girl Scouts.

mvink said...

Oh wow! I believe it was clothes for my TY Beanie Babies and other dolls.

Thanks for the chance!

Mon_Cherie said...

My first project was a loom potholder ...remeber those? Actually, that is what made me fall in love with crafting! I got a 12 box set of all different crafts and that began it all.
sweepingnews(at)gmail(dot)com
Patti D

Lee said...

When I was about 8 yrs old my great grandmother taught me how to sew and I made an apron! Thank you for the review of the book. Looks fabulous!

Nancy W said...

I think the first sewing project I ever made was a skirt made from patchwork pieces with an elastic waist. I can't wait to sew with my granddaughter!

Nancy said...

I can't remember the first project I made, but I remember my mom teaching me to crosstitch and I would work on projects while we were camping. Also, I never could get crocheting down until I was in my 30's and my mom showed me again and that time it clicked. So, I learned to keep trying and learning new things. Thanks for the giveaway.

Nancy M at mom2jebj@gmail.com

Sue D said...

Looks like a great book. My first craft project that I remember was weaving pot holders.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Cecilia said...

Well, I've been crafting since I was a little girl and I don't remember the very first craft I did. I do remember making gingerbread houses out of graham crackers when I was in first grade!

Jessica said...

This looks like a great book! I have been crafting so long I don't remember my first project. I remember the first project that I did when I got my first sewing machine and was crafting without help. It was a denim patchwork quilt.

apple blossom said...

I have been sewing and crafting for over 30 years I can't begin to think what was the first one I made....I love sewing and would love love love to win this book thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

tweeted about the giveaway

https://twitter.com/1apple_blossom/status/362550916932575235

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

Hi Carmen! My first project was probably the potholders woven on the plastic loom, too. Soon after, my Grammy taught me some simple crewel work. At 8 I made my first crochet project, a granny square afghan in atrocious 70's colors. But I was so proud of that blanket! This looks like a really great book!

Kelly from MN
kelly_prosch@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am 59 yrs. old and I was in the Brownies. I remember our first craft project making slippers. Only these were made with newspaper for people in the hospital or veteran homes. The newspaper slippers were adult size. I don't know how they walked in them, but at least they were recyclable.

ladybugmomma said...

My first craft was making a tree skirt for my girls first Christmas tree in their bedroom! Came out great and they still use it 8 years later!!!

Kim Vergari said...

I would so love to win the book givaway. I have recently retired and want to learn to sew. I have the sewing machine that my sweet grandmother made my clothes on when I was a kid. Kim
mikevergari@netscape.net

Anonymous said...

My first sewing was embroidery on pillow cases when I was 8. Also I had the metal frame for making pot holders. I thought they were grand gifts at tha age. Would love the new Gooseberry book. Looks like fun

Cynthia970 said...
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Cynthia970 said...

Oh so long ago my first craft project I made was a weaved potholder.

Cindy B
cynthiadbrown@msn.com

Denise said...

My very first project was an orange corduroy jumper. I was so proud!

Denise said...

I liked and shared this post on Facebook!

Anonymous said...

My first craft was made with love for my family at Easter. Back them we had little money. But wanted to do something special for my family. I made material Easter eggs. You pushed strips of material in the Styrofoam egg and used all kinds of material. Also covered a box to look like a basket even a handle. Everyone love them. Then I got hooked on doing craft for my family. As the kids got older (3 or 4) they started making home made gift for the family. Everyone looked forward to there gifts from our family.

Anonymous said...

My first craft was made with love for my family at Easter. Back them we had little money. But wanted to do something special for my family. I made material Easter eggs. You pushed strips of material in the Styrofoam egg and used all kinds of material. Also covered a box to look like a basket even a handle. Everyone love them. Then I got hooked on doing craft for my family. As the kids got older (3 or 4) they started making home made gift for the family. Everyone looked forward to there gifts from our family.
Brenda at rusty22fan@aol.com

PunkinD said...

My very first project was a sewing project...I had earlier been at my Mother's feet while she repaired tears by hand and I begged for needle, thread and scraps....fast forward 8 years and I was 11...we went to the department store, Woolworth and got some material...it was a pretty Hawaiian print...we picked out a MuMu pattern and it was easy, no zippers, just an easy dress that I wore all of the time...so proud that I created it...I love to sew and I love all sorts of crafts!

Brittany Smoot said...

Since I have retired I am really wanting to learn to sew. I babysit our granddaughter and from the sneak peeks, looks like great projects to do with mygranddaughter! My first sewing project was an apron, many years ago. Prolly next projects were potholders from the little plastic loom. Never thought I wanted to sew but now that I have retirement time, sounds pretty good! Would live to win the book and try some projects! Jackie_Smoot@hotmail.com

Brittany Smoot said...

Since I have retired I am really wanting to learn to sew. I babysit our granddaughter and from the sneak peeks, looks like great projects to do with mygranddaughter! My first sewing project was an apron, many years ago. Prolly next projects were potholders from the little plastic loom. Never thought I wanted to sew but now that I have retirement time, sounds pretty good! Would live to win the book and try some projects! Jackie_Smoot@hotmail.com

MommyOntheEdge said...

Well I don't really remember what my very first craft projet was, but I remember a few from WAY back. We made a quilt square in school and sewed it into a potholder for our parents for Christmas. This book looks great, I'd love to win.

Lynn
ladybrinx@gmail dot com

Unknown said...

My first sewing project was a bean bag frog when I was 7.

Cassie said...

My first sewing project was a bean bag frog when I was 7.

Anonymous said...

My first sewing was doll clothes and also the woven pot holders.
I would love this book.

christina r said...

I made all kinds of jewelry with hemp and beads when I was 12

Anonymous said...

Mt first project was taught to me by my great grandmother...A yo yo doll! It was a lot of fun, in fact, I didn't stop with that, I made other fun things of of yo yo's. The best part of it all was spending that time with my great grandma...What patience she had with me! Great memories to treasure!

Anonymous said...

I love to sew and the first project I can remember was an apron in junior high.There must have been earlier ones cause I have been sewing for 30+ years. When Mom died we found the apron and it is so small and cute....

Anonymous said...

I think my first project was the old loop potholders! I would love to learn to make an apron!!

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Kathleen said...

First??? My mother started me sewing by hand when I was 3 (1949)... the first thing that gave me a 'this is KOOL! was when I was in high school. I sprayed everything white or gold. I was given a desk set that was painted like a globe - NOT elegant! So I started spraying gold, ran out of paint, bought another - and it had a chemical reaction - orange peel blisters all over. I loved it - and, 50 years later, I'm still using it!

Sheryl Lynn said...

I made a sewing box

Sheryl Lynn said...

Shared on FB

Kathleen said...

I have posted to Facebook. :) https://www.facebook.com/kathleen.roush

kbo said...

It has to be shape pillows with arms & legs. I hand embroidered smiles and eyes. My mother helped me sew them I must have been about 10 years old.

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Kathleen said...

I just tweeted the giveaway from KathleenRoush@katpaints

Paisley said...

My first craft project would have to be the "sit-upon" I made when I was in Brownies.

Beth
paisley789 at gmail dot com

debijackson said...

My first project was a quilted potholder

mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com

debijackson said...

http://www.oldhousehomestead.com/2013/07/stitching-for-kitchen.html


mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com

Jacki said...

I've been crafting all my life, so it's hard to remember the very first one. But ONE of them was a turquoise Christmas ornament with sequins, and ribbons, and beads.

Jacki in Chattanooga

Debbie said...

would love to win, love to sew and the items shown are very cute

Debbie said...

I'm the same been crafting for over 40 years so hard to remember the first project, it was probably a skirt it class

apple blossom said...

blogged about giveaway on my blog

http://abis-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2013/08/giveaway-and-hohoho-hop-day-2.html

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

My first craft was a crocheted scarf that looked like a crooked road! I was so proud of it, I am recounting the experience for you 51 years later.

Janis
jlevt1@earthlink.net

Cindy Gillis said...

My first project was in Brownies and I mad an apron. I still have it in my cedar chest! I would love to win this book and get back to sewing!! Thanks Cind (scgiL2@aol.com)

Cindy Gillis said...

I shared on FB. Thanks Cindy (scgiL2@aol.com)

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to get this book but winning one would be even better. LOL. I'm not good at sewing but love trying and this book looks even easy enough for me. I think I would make the potholders first I LOVE them.
Tammy
tsdalton816@yahoo.com

Ellee said...

The first craft project I remember making was gluing alphabet pasta spelling out "I Love You Mom" onto a smooth rock. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Mother4 said...

Oh would so love to win this! Thank you for the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

I think the first thing I ever made was an embroidered baby bib.

Jennie
rmc18mom@gmail.com

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