Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sew Fun with Deborah Fisher & Giveaway

I met Deborah Fisher and her friend Kelly Doerge at Quilt Market in Texas, this past fall, when they both walked into the Sizzix booth. We chatted at length about the process of writing our books, and the excitement, or anticipation, of seeing the first copy. Deborah's first copies of Sew Fun 20 projects for the whole family had not come prior to market so I was anxious to get my hands on her book (I'm sure she was as well) to see her style and what it was all about.
I don't know how things are at your house - but when we get a new book - all the girls stop to take a look. My youngest daughter loved the Alexander Lion pattern that is featured on the front cover - she said it was her favorite pattern in the whole book. I have to say - I loved the Lions too - and like the way Deborah made the noses with scrap triangle pieces sewn into the seam. Brilliant.
My oldest daughter, as she looked through the book, agreed with me that it's about time we make some "Laugh at Yourself Slippers". Ever since seeing ELF - I have wanted to make some for everyone in my family - but never stopped long enough to do it. I think it's time, and hopefully they will be done before Christmas. Not that Christmas is the only time to wear "elf slippers" - since we all know I love Gnomes and fairies, elves and such all year round! lol. Actually, I have seen so many people putting little shoes and socks on table legs and thought it could be fun to put some Make Yourself Laugh Slippers on the girls bedroom dressers, as well as making mini versions for their favorite dolls.
Sew Fun has some great patterns to make with, and for, your kids. I think sewing with kids and teaching them the foundations is extremely important - so I can appreciate Deborah including sidebars that help to know what part of the project planning kids can help with. All the patterns are also full size and in an envelope in the back of the book (something I tried to fight for in my own book)...and I think that is so tremendously helpful.

For more information about Deborah and her book...as well as her two non-profit organizations - you can visit her on her blog Fish and Museum Circus. Deborah and Kelly will be at Quilt Market in May too - so if you see anyone of us - please say hello!

If you'd like to win a copy of Deborah Fisher's book, Sew Fun 20 Projects for the whole family, from Interweave - enter the rafflecopter below. You can also find Deb on Facebook at DebsFishMuseum

Have a wonderful week!

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of Sew Fun for review from Interweave. Opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links.

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Beth said... [Reply]

This looks like a great book! I'd love to sew up some fun with my nieces and nephews. wordygirl (at) earthlink (dot) net

kim leavens said... [Reply]

Oh this looks like so much fun (cause I don't ever want to grow up!) And those slippers are perfect for followers of fairies. Thank you for this giveaway. xx's Kim

kim leavens said... [Reply]

I love sewing for anyone who likes to receive hand made OOAK gifts and my children too!!

Beth said... [Reply]

I especially like to sew for my (now grown) nieces, for the still-little nieces and nephews, and for the next generation.

leah said... [Reply]

i love sewing for my family

Jessibeth Vicenty said... [Reply]

I love sewing for my family, especially in their birthdays and Christmas :D

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