I can’t tell you how excited I was to be asked to be on the book tour for Amy Barickman’s new book, Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers! There are so many fun little embellishments packed in here that use tiny scrap pieces of fabric. I chose to make one that even uses recycled fabric! (I love putting previously-loved clothing to new use.) Amy’s instructions made turning these two pairs of my 13-year-old son’s old jeans into a beautiful Ragged Edge Rose so simple! My 15-year-old daughter, Samantha, pinned this rose to her denim library bag, and it went from simple to “That is so cool, Mom!” instantly.Since I gave up my first rose, I had to make a second one. I happen to own a denim jacket like the one in the book photo, and it was looking a little boring. It needed a Ragged Edge Rose made with colored denim! A quick run out to a local thrift store turned up the perfect pair of pink jeans. And now, look at my jacket! (I hope we have at least a few more days cool enough here for me to wear it!)
Want to take a peek at some of the other flowers in the book?
Are you inspired to start ripping up some old jeans and digging through your scrap pile to make some fabric flowers of your own? Great! You have a chance to win your own copy of Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers AND some fun tools from Clover: Fuse ‘n Gather & Wrap ‘n Fuse Piping!
To enter, just leave a comment telling me which flower you’d like to try out first and/or what you would embellish with your own handmade fabric flower! I’ll leave the giveaway open through Wednesday, February 27th at 10 p. m. EST and announce the randomly-chosen winner on Thursday, 2/28.
Wait! That’s not all! You get a prize without even entering! Everyone who reads this can go shopping right now in the Indygo Junction Store and receive 20% off of your whole order! Just use the code: FFBK15. This code is valid through 5/1/2013.
A flower a day & 25 chances to win! Don’t miss a stop on Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers Blog Tour:
2/2/13 – Indygo Junction Kick Off Post
2/4/13 – Kollabora
2/5/13 – CraftFoxes
2/6/13 – Sewing Secrets
2/7/13 - Princess Lasertron
2/8/13 – Dollar Store Crafts
2/11/13 – Tatertots & Jello
2/12/13 – Family Ever After
2/13/13 – This Mama Makes Stuff
2/14/13 – Amy’s Creative Side
2/15/13 – Today’s Creative Blog
2/18/13 – Lazy Girl Designs
2/19/13 – Skip to My Lou
2/20/13 – The Sewing Loft
2/21/13 – The Crafty Cupboard
2/22/13 – Fishsticks Designs <—— Today’s tour stop!
2/25/13 – Taradara
2/26/13 – Diary of a Quilter
2/27/13 – Craft Gossip
2/28/13 – How Joyful
3/1/13 – Lindsay Sews
3/4/13 – Flamingo Toes
3/5/13 – In Color Order
3/6/13 – See Kate Sew
3/7/13 – Handmade Charlotte
3/8/13 – Sew Caroline
Comments are now closed, and a winner has been chosen!