Good Morning! Welcome to my stop on the Apple Farm Blog Hop.
I have been anxiously awaiting this day. For those of you who have been following me for any time at all, I am sure you are aware of my fondness for Elea Lutz, her incredible talents and her adorable fabric lines. Just when you think fabric can’t get any cuter, out comes her newest collection… Apple Farm for Penny Rose fabrics. It pretty much sums up cute in one bundle; Gingham, plaid, tiny florals, and the cutest bears picking apples and picnicking about. So, needless to say, I was elated when she asked me to join in on the blog hop.
So, lets get right to it!One of my favorite skirts that Madeleine wears is the pinwheel skirt I made for her last year. She is just shy of outgrowing it, so I used the same idea in this sweet and simple play dress. (Made using this pattern. I added the pinwheels to the skirt panels and doubled the panels over to cover any ugly seams and work as a lining.) I made the pinwheels out of the smaller scale prints in Apple Farm, which I have to say make the most gorrrrr-geous pinwheels, and I finished the outfit off with a fun little patchwork bandanna to match. Since we are just a week away from starting school here, I thought a few school themed projects would be in order!
For the patchwork apple pillow I just sewed together different sized fabric pieces into a large square, quilted the square patchwork to the batting itself, and then cut the shape of an apple out. I then used that quilted apple piece as a pattern for the backing and stuffed and added binding as normal. Lastly, I hand tacked the little leaf into place. Voila!
I stuck to mostly the red and pink prints for Madeleine’s apple pillow. I plan on making a similar one in the green and brown prints for Liam. It is the perfect sized pillow for the children to rest their heads on on their desks during break time, and it makes for cute decor in our school room.
Last up is a fun little A-B-C mini quilt for our art wall in the school room.
For each design, I drew the pictures and letters onto paper and then traced and cut them out of fabric, appliqued them onto the linen and stitched them into place with black thread. To finish it off I added a little tag (…because those cute little flowers!) and then hand quilted it.Thank you for joining me today! I had so much fun with each of these projects and I am positive you will find just as much inspiration with the Apple Farm fabrics as I did!!
I have had my eye on this “Little Joys’ bundle by Penny Rose Fabrics since I first caught a glimpse of it a few months back. The designer, Elea Lutz (also designer of “milk, sugar and flower”), has once again designed an amazingly cute and very playful collection full of vintage inspired characters and Christmas goodies dancing merrily about.Growing up, my siblings and I all had homemade stockings made lovingly by my mom. Matter of fact, I don’t even recall a single store-bought stocking at any point of my childhood. Each stocking was different and seemed to match each one of us perfectly. I loved this and always figured I would do the same for my family. Unfortunately, five years of marriage and three children later, I still had not (until now) made a single one of our stockings. Last Christmas I promised myself I would at least begin to start switching out our stockings with homemade ones, and I’m proud to say “Little Joys” came out just in time to keep my promise.I used a free stocking pattern you can find here. The tree is a little different than I had originally planned. (Sometimes certain things do not come out the way they look in your head!) Luckily, tree number 2 was much more pleasing to the eyes. I added a toe and heel patch and a few hand stitches (because everything looks better with a little hand-stitching). I really am excited to have started a homemade stocking collection of our own. One stocking down, four more to go! I think I’ll do my hubby’s next. He has the saddest of all of our stockings.
I’m warning you, if you don’t like pretty pictures of beautiful fabric then look away!! This new line of Penny Rose Fabric’s, ‘milk, sugar and flower’ by Elea Lutz is aaah-mazing! The cute little magpies, the adorable bunnies and kitties, the gorgeous flowers, not to mention the most fun colors ever! It really is perfect.I have a couple of projects in mind that I am going to use these fabrics for, and am preeeetty sure I will be cutting into some of them tonight. But before I gallivant off to my sewing room I’ve got good news… I was so excited for this line to finally be released that I decided to get a second bundle to give away to one of you. Yaaay!There are two ways to enter… (and if you do both you will be entered twice!)
1. Comment here and let me know what you would do with your bundle if you won it… Maybe you have a project already in mind? Maybe you would add it to your stash and wait for that perfect project to come along? Maybe you would just sit and gawk at it? Let me know!
2. Follow me on Instagram @bellbridgette and repost my picture of this fabric bundle with the hashtag #thefamilyhearthgiveaway. You can find my picture of this bundle on my Instagram wall.
This giveaway is open to all! (Yes, even internationally!) I will pick the winner this Sunday, February 8th, at 12 noon EST.