Saturday, April 11, 2015

Make it Take it Blog Tour


Welcome to this stop for Make it Take it blog tour! Krista Hennebury, the author of this beautiful book, Make it Take it, has been a very lovely friend of mine for years. I couldn't be happier when she shared with me the news she was writing this book. She is a very talented quilter/sewist but to me, what makes her very special is her friendship. She has always been willing to help friends in need, teach them, and support however way she can, (not to mention this amazing alphabet quilt she has put together with friends for my baby!) This book's theme is around 'sewing together' which I think is appropriate and perfect for her first book. She has years of experience in attending retreats, sewing with friends, and teaching. Unfortunately I have never had a chance to sew with her just because we live way too far away from each other, but her MQG has always been the guild I want to attend the most partly because there are many other members in it that I've known for years and have admired as well!

I am just so honored that I was able to contribute my project for this book filled with ubber talented people. To be honest, I was nervous because I knew most contributors including Krista herself are way beyond creative, and I didn't know I could come up with something that is up to the standard! Well, but this is very typical of me to feel inadequate, but this was an opportunity I had to right jump in!


I ended up designing these bags for her book. When Krista asked me to come up with a design for her book, it was right around the time I made this bag over two years ago. I had a lot of requests to make it into a pattern/write a tutorial on it, so I suggested the project for the book, and Krista kindly accepted it. I need to warn you that there are minor corrections to my pattern. Here is a link to a correct instruction. (See the part squared in the yellow line under the cutting instruction: in the book it asks you to cut two pieces but you only need just one.) So sorry about this!


There are so many things I want to make in this book! So far I've made these double scissor keepers which are designed by the lovely Amy of During Quiet Time. This is so fun and easy to make, and it is such a great project for quick gift making. It is very likely your sewing friend has scissors that need to be organized in a pretty, handy way like this, but it isn't likely she already has a cute keeper for her scissors, right? I am giving these to my mom and my mother-in-law as birthday presents. Now I know I need one for myself too because it is perfect for my great Kai scissors my friend Mary gifted me :)


Fabric used for these is Denise Schmidt's older fabric (floral) and my Lighthearted (text).

Here is the blog tour schedule!

Friday, April 3 Blog hop kick-off: Right here!

Monday, April 6: Berene at Happy Sew Lucky and Amy at During Quiet Time

Tuesday, April 7: Leanne at She Can Quilt and Felicity at Felicity Quilts

Wednesday, April 8: Martingale Inc. at Stitch this! (check out their Rainbow Round the Cabin staff party!)

Thursday, April 9: Krista at Spotted Stones and Krista at Krista Withers Quilting

Friday, April 10: Lynne at Lilys Quilts and Cindy at Live a Colorful Life

Saturday, April 11: Ayumi at Pink Penguin and Krista at Poppyprint

Sunday, April 12: Kristie at OCD: Obsessive Crafting Disorder and Christina at Sometimes Crafter


I hope you will get your hands on this fabulous book and make lots of things from it with your friends! If you would like to win a digital copy of this book, leave me one comment! The giveaway will close on the 14th and a winner will be announced soon after that. Good luck :)

119 comments:

  1. I love the bags you made Ayumi, and your scissor pouches are cute too!

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  2. Love your bags, especially the smaller one. Like you, if I win the book, I want to make the scissor case.

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  3. Oh, I've been looking for a scissor pouch patten I like- this seems like a great one!

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  4. I like the theme of this book and how all the projects fit with it like a glove. I'd love to make several of the projects. There are so many things in the book that would make my studio more organized and cheerful. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. I love the scissors pouches and the totes. Would love a digital copy of the book!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  6. I love your project in the book and your version of the scissor holder!

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  7. Your bag is darling! Thanks for a chance tool win one.

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  8. Your bag is darling! Thanks for a chance tool win one.

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  9. I like your project - thank you !

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  10. I love those scissor keepers!

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  11. The patchwork bag is adorable and love the fabric you chose.

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  12. Your scissors keeper is very sweet.

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  13. You can never have enough bags, they also make a great gift. The scissors case is also very sweet another gift idea. So nice give something handmade.

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  14. I love your patchwork bag and the scissors keeper you made! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. Very nice! I've made your small tote and will be showing it off later this week!

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  16. This looks like such a fun book. Thanks for the chance to win one. I love digital copies!!

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  17. Adorable scissors pouches, Ayumi! The book is just fabulous, and the first project I plan to make is one of your cute totes!

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  18. There are some great designs in this book- I am itching to make those scissor pouches too!

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  19. Love your bag and would love the book as well!

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  20. Love your bag and would love the book as well!

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  21. Krista did a lovely job of assembling some great project designers to contribute to her book. Congratulations on your design and participation!

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  22. Yeees, I really wanna win a copy of this cool book :-))
    Best regards,
    Kathrin

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  23. If I had to choose one thing to make out of the book it would be your tote. So cute! Don't worry about the instructions - cutting two when you need one isn't the end of the world. :)

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  24. Your totes are cute. I want to make the scissor holder too.

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  25. The book looks fun and useful and your fabric is absolutely wonderful!

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  26. It looks a lovely book, and I could really use a scissors pouch!

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  27. Love your bag and those scissor holders are so cute!

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  28. I love the blog hops. I find new inspiration every time. The chance to win fabric makes it even more exciting.

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  29. I love the shape of your bag and would really like to make one! The scissors keepers are beautiful too.

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  30. Thanks for the chance to win a copy! I really would love to make someof these projects!

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  31. ME ENCANTAN ESOS BOLSOS!!!
    SALUDITOS

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  32. Looks like a wonderful book! Hope I win.

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  33. so many cute things, thanks for the chance

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  34. This looks like another book I need. Thanks for the giveaway. Your scissor keepers are darling.

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  35. Gracias por dar la oportunidad de ganar un copia del libro. Seria genial poder hacer uno de tus bolsos!! Saludos

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  36. I am loving the projects that I have seen so far!

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  37. Looks like the perfect book for gift projects - wonderful! thanks for the chance:)

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  38. I would l e to win a digital copy. Your tote looks very fun

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  39. Love the scissors keep! This book is definitely on my birthday list!

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  40. This looks like a great book, thanks for sharing!

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  41. I would love to win a copy of this book. the bag looks fun to try

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  42. Love your bag!! Just like all the projects in this book, I want to make it!! I would love to win a copy of this book!!!

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  43. Love your bag…looks like a great book that needs to be on my 'must have' list!
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  44. I've been admiring this book since it first came out! I love your bags and the scissor keepers you made are perfect gifts. Thank you for sharing your talents.

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  45. What a great book! So many great projects!

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  46. I checked on Amazon, this is really good book .. I would love to win the copy of this book. Thank you for giveaway

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  47. Oh, I love those scissor keepers, and I'd love to have the book so I could make some!

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  48. The joy of sewing or doing needlework with friends is priceless! I did that for many years before we retired and moved away, and I've missed that special camaraderie. I know I'd enjoy those memories while reading this book and stitching some more memories.

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  49. Your patchwork bags are wonderful. I'd make them for sure! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  50. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this awesome book :)

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  51. The scissor keeps are adorable and very practical. I love your bag design too!

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  52. I really like your tote bags!

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  53. Your bags are so cute,and so are all of your patterns. They are my favorites for gift making.

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  54. Those bags are so cute! I saw them in person at a trunk show by Krista! I really must get my hand on a copy of this book.

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  55. This would certainly keep me & my dear friend busy learning & reading over this book ..I would enjoy it i'm sure !!! TY

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  56. It would be wonderful to win a copy of the book. So many great projects to try; incluDing your bags!
    Cher - merrimom@shaw.ca

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  57. I see Christmas presents in this book. Love the scissors pouch.

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  58. Lots of wonderful patterns in this book, would love to win a copy!

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  59. The bags are very cute. Love the patchwork fabric too!

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  60. I will look for the book unless I'm lucky and win a copy which would be fantastic! Your bags look fun to make.

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  61. Love your bags - these would be great to gift as well! Would love to win a copy ;)

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  62. I love your bags! That's what I'll make if I get this book :)

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  63. I love your bags! That's what I'll make if I get this book :)

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  64. I love this book- your bag looks awesome and I love the scissors keeper ! thanks for the giveaway

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  65. Love your bags! I'm just about ready to start a bag for an expectant couple and I think I just found my pattern - very cool and timely. Thanks for a chance to win the digital copy.

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  66. Love your bags! I'm just about ready to start a bag for an expectant couple and I think I just found my pattern - very cool and timely. Thanks for a chance to win the digital copy.

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  67. Love the bag! They would do very nice for project's. Thanks!

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  68. Thanks for the giveaway. Your tote bags are beautiful!

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  69. Rosemary B here:
    Ayumi, so adorable. I love the scissors case. I need to make one.
    Your creations turned out beautific

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  70. I love the tote bag pattern you made. Looks like some cute patterns in this book

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  71. I love your book "patchwork please" and your bag is also awesome - we just want to sew it!
    greetings from Germany, Gesa and Amelie

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  72. Your fabric and Denyse's go together so well. Very nice project.

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  73. Your fabric and Denyse's go together so well. Very nice project.

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  74. There are so many things I want to make from this book! Your bag is one of those things!
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  75. There are so many things I want to make from this book! Your bag is one of those things!
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  76. HELLO, HAPPY SPRING TO YOU!
    NEAT BOOK>THANKS FOR SHARING!
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  77. Such lovely projects in this book. It sounds like it was super fun to put it together too!

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  78. I am SO hoping to win a copy of this book! I just got home from a retreat today, and I'm begging my hubs to let me go on another one in couple of weeks!

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  79. Loving this blog hop...thanks for a chance to win a copy!

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  80. Congratulations on contributing to this wonderful book!
    G.dunn@shaw.ca

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  81. The bags look gorgeous and the book looks great too.

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  82. I love those bags and I think I'll have to try the scissor pouch. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  83. I'd love to browse through this e-book for inspiration and start sewing projects! Thanks!

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  84. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  85. I'm always loosing my scissors! lol These pattern alone would be worth while but would love to get the rest of them too ;)

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  86. Absolutely love the bags you designed! So wonderful!

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  87. Absolutely love the bags you designed! So wonderful!

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  88. So many fun projects! Love your bags!

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  89. мне нравится, класно

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  90. Wonderful projects in this book, would love to win a copy!

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  91. These bags looks perfect for my shopping, and as always the fabrics are sooo cute. I would love to win a copy.
    Thanks for this chance to win.

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  92. Love the bags and the scissor keeper! - thanks for the giveaway.

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  93. I love the projects in this book, thanks for sharing!

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  94. I can't wait to make both of the bags as they are fabulous x

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  95. Ohhh.... Yes please! I'd love to get my hands on this book electronic or hard cover. I love the bags you designed for her book. What a great friendship you have with that quilt you were given for the little penquin while quilting and sewing are thrown in the mix, what a treasure for sure.

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  96. Ayumi, Its so wonderful to meet you and read your blog...your bag is so cool, so functional and I can't wait to make one. Thanks for the never ending inspiration. The Make it Take it book either way would be great for a sewing retreat that I just planned! Thank you so much.

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  97. The book looks like such fun, love all the projects I've seen so far! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  98. The book looks like such fun, love all the projects I've seen so far! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  99. I love your bags! This book looks like it has a ton of great ideas in it

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  100. Such adorable projects! Love your bag and the scissor case.

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  101. Very cute projects. Love that scissor keeper. Would love to win, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  102. This book looks like it would be a great addition to my library.

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  103. Your bag is so gorgeous! I would love to make one too.
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  104. I love the tote bag and scissor keeper!

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