Handmade Beginnings

I was so pleased to be asked to be a part of the blog tour for Anna Marie Horner's new book, Handmade Beginnings.


At first I thought "hmm... I'm not pregnant and I don't have any babies (yet!)... will this book be of any use to me?" The answer?  Yes - absolutely!

First of all, we're all swamped with baby showers and sometimes there just isn't time to get a whole quilt made, but you want to bring a personal handmade gift.  There are many wonderful options in the book that are certain to be big hits at the next baby shower you head to!

How about some adorable bebe shooooes??


Or a cozy cozy sleeping sack??


And OMG I can't handle how cute this photo is.  Makes me wanna make loads of little pants for babies this instant!!


And then there are patterns in the book that can be made for anyone - not just babies. Check out both of these bags.  They would work for any number of things non-baby related!



Overall a great book with loads of modern, interesting and varied choices.  Oh and did I mention the photography?  It's so so good.  Really - it gives the book a wonderful warm and personal feeling that makes you want to sit down to your sewing machine and dive into one of the many included projects!


Maggie agrees completely.

Do you want a copy? Wiley Publishing were generous to get me an extra for you! Leave a comment here and I'll pick a winner tomorrow morning.

Also, click on over here if you want to enter to win a sewing machine!

The blog tour is coming to a close soon, but you still have a couple places to check out. Here's the details of the whole tour:

May 3 : Craft May 4: Indie Fixx May 5: Sew Mama Sew May 6: Pink Chalk Studio May 10: Wise Craft May 14: House on Hill Road May 16: The Purl Bee May 18: All Buttoned Up May 19: Alabama Chanin Journal May 20: Homemade by Jill May 21: True Up May 22: Oh, Fransson! May 23: Prudent Baby May 24: Sew Liberated May 25: Handmade by Alissa May 26: Hazelnuts May 27: Petite Purls