Sewing Accessories Blog Hop (and a giveaway!)

>> Monday, July 8, 2013

    I am so fortunate to be part of the Sewing Accessories Blog Hop hosted by my wonderful friend Jamie at Sunflower Quilts. I love all the projects in this book and I could not wait to get my iron caddy made. I've been hauling my iron around from retreats to sew-ins being careful not to drop it or spill all the water out of it, so this is just what I needed!

 For this project I chose Echino Buck in cirton paired with an awesome black text print I love. The two are so fitting for each other plus the black will hide any water stains from my iron.

Everything went great with this...I chose not to put on handles because I normally put my iron in a tote of some sort when hauling. 

There is only one thing that went wrong at the very end...apparently I have a huge iron, which I should have thought of because mine has the steam generator built right in. When first reading through the pattern it does tell you it fits a normal sized iron. Well, I must have been delusional thinking that I have a normal size iron...or I wasn't thinking at all because it doesn't fit. SO I made do...

It will now house my Dritz mini travel iron! I did re-sew it a bit smaller just so it wasn't too big but it fits just right! Besides, I needed a carrier for this iron too so it all worked out. 

There are a ton of cute little projects in this book..I think my next one will be the giant Sew on the Go Tote featured last week on Jamie's Blog Sunflower Seeds.

Be sure to stop by Janices blog betteroffthread next week for another feature from the book.

You can purchase a copy of the book on their websiteAmazonBarnes and Noble and Annie's Publishing....or you have a chance to win it below! 

If you make something from the book, they would LOVE to see it, so make sure to add a photo their Flickr Group!

Now how about that giveaway?! Jamie has so kindly agreed to give one of my lucky readers a free copy! All you have to do it leave a comment, along with contact information on this post..I'll randomly pick a lucky winner by Sunday...just before you hop on over to the next post. Enjoy!


Beth July 8, 2013 at 4:32 PM  

I love the way your zipper goes right through the deer's glasses! Very cute!

Lisa Marie July 8, 2013 at 5:26 PM  

I love your choice of fabrics! I also do things sometimes and wonder what I was thinking -- great that you were able to come up with a plan B to make it work.

ELNM July 8, 2013 at 6:48 PM  

Great project, and I love your fabric choices! I never thought about making an iron caddy, so thanks for the inspiration!

Glenda in Florida July 8, 2013 at 8:54 PM  

This looks like a great book, and an iron caddy is always useful--would make great gifts for guild friends.

Miss Nancy July 8, 2013 at 9:50 PM  

Love the iron caddy, especially the idea of a zipper closure! Love your little watermelon pincushion as well. So cute! Thank you for this great giveaway!

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

carmen July 8, 2013 at 10:44 PM  

That iron caddy is cute! Thanks for the giveaway!


Hannah July 9, 2013 at 3:16 AM  

That black text print is my favourite! I have yards stashed.

Fiesta July 9, 2013 at 5:24 AM  

I have always wanted to make a bag with a zipper. You did a fab job on yours . Thanks for the chance.

Margaret July 9, 2013 at 6:54 AM  

I love the idea of a caddy for my iron. I like this book and can see that the items are very useful.

barb July 9, 2013 at 10:41 AM  

i love the deer with glasses! i always tell deer hunters how much smarter deer are than hunters. after all the hunter has to wear camo, cover his scent, hide in a tree, spend a fortune on guns and bows, and wait until the deer are in rut and are distracted to even get a shot at one. all a person has to do is look at your deer and know he is smart!

Linda July 9, 2013 at 11:29 AM  


Lisa Mikel July 9, 2013 at 11:49 AM  

Great project. The book sounds great! I could use an iron caddy.

Deborah DeBerry July 9, 2013 at 2:58 PM  

Great project and projects in the book. Would love to have a copy!!

Bonnie Pfrimmer July 9, 2013 at 3:08 PM  

That is a really neat idea to put your iron in while traveling. Thanks for sharing. Her book has some nice things in it.

Janarama July 9, 2013 at 8:43 PM  

Glad to see you were able to use the caddy for your travel iron. Janarama11(at)gmail(dot)com

MissEnota aka Kristin S. July 10, 2013 at 8:39 AM  

Ooh! I love that fabric!! And how cool are you with luggage for your sewin' stuff? (Glances at under-cozied Rowenta on the ironing board...)

Gill July 10, 2013 at 12:23 PM  

Great iron caddy - and I love the fabrics you used!

onlyexquisite July 10, 2013 at 1:31 PM  

Awesome giveaway!!!!! I love crafting and I'm excited about the book..

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Jamie Leigh Martin July 10, 2013 at 9:03 PM  

I have never seen anything like this! That's really cute.

From one Jamie to another, hello from the Pacific Northwest. -waves- ♥

Jamie Leigh Martin July 10, 2013 at 9:03 PM  

Oh, wait! LOL -- gotta let you know who I am --; you can email me here, if I'm lucky!

crazy quilter July 15, 2013 at 7:57 PM  

Love your iron tote. I have several irons so I also need multiple iron caddies. Thanks for the give away I really need this great book .

lisa edward July 17, 2013 at 4:55 AM  

This is very useful information. Thanks for sharing.
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Rae August 10, 2013 at 9:56 PM  

Very clever! I had never thought of a case for my iron, but will certainly think about making one now! thanks!

Rae August 10, 2013 at 9:57 PM  

forgot the contact info:

Ana V. August 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM  

What a great idea; never thought of making one. Love the deer with glasses, too funny!
anavollmer5 @ gmail(.)com

Brenda J. Harvey August 27, 2013 at 1:29 AM  

The idea of a zipper closure is amazing.

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