Monday, April 15, 2013

What An Honor!

I was contacted by the publishers of Interweave Press to review some of their books that I had an interest in.  I was so honored and thrilled.  Even more so when I received the books and they had so many creative ideas in them.
There are popular patterns for quick and easy projects in these books and there are quite a variety of titles.  I will tell you about one of them today and we'll go over more of them later.
The first one is "Fun Home Accessories".  The pictures are clear and precise.  The instructions are very detailed giving you step-by-step instructions.  They have a Materials List with everything you would need down to the needle and thread.  The patterns are included and some of the templates need to be enlarged, but overall generally, the patterns are actual size.
Let's get to the goodies!
To give you an idea of how many projects are in this book, here is a list:
Fabric Panel Shower Curtain
Inspirational Pincushions
Patchwork Coatrack
Lavender Trivet
Plaid Curves Table Runner
Artful Embroidery Chair Cushion
Set of Nesting Baskets
Contemporary Table Runner
Door Organizer
Quick Fused Napkin Rings
Scrappy Oven Mitt
Strings Attached Pot Holders and Trivet
This Lavender Trivet is so fast and easy to make.  When you set something hot on it, the pleasant aroma of lavender fills the air.
The set of Nesting Baskets are so cute.  There are instructions for making your own custom sized one in addition to the ones shown here.
Think outside the box at how cute these would be in various fabrics!
I love this Door Organizer and it was the first project I made out of the book. 
I varied the fabrics and colors and made it to go on my bedroom door with all of my necessities.
Isn't it cute?  I try to keep my notebook, scissors and glasses in every room.  With this, it's a cinch!
This book is compiled by Barbara Delaney and she has done an awesome job of coordinating various projects from different designers.
These craft books sell for $14.99 and can be purchased at your favorite retailer or order online at
Interweave/F+W Media, Inc.
Interweave furnished these books to me for the review.
Thanks again Interweave!
Till next time, Judy




  1. The books sound awesome, Judy! I really like the little door organizer, my daughter could use that for school supplies or her jewelry. Can't wait to hear more ideas and what an honor they chose you to review the books!


  2. Hey Judy;
    Your yard is so Beautiful!!! You have some Lovely flowers that I do not have!! I hope that I can locate them where I live, as they would be absolutely Stunning in my yard, with the rest of my plants!
    Thank-You for sharing :-)


  3. Congrats on being picked to review, what looks like a great book.

    And that door organizer is pretty smoosh.


  4. This looks like a great book! Love the door organizer! Can't wait to see what else you make!
    hugs, Linda

  5. These projects look cute and not too complicated - I'll have to try to find the book. I need to start trying to sew again. I am terrified of my machine!

  6. Judy, this is an amazing honor!!
    I love all the projects this book has
    love the pouch organizer I am always looking for my scissors this perfect for keeping them handy...
    Xo Marissa

  7. Judy, this is an amazing honor!!
    I love all the projects this book has
    love the pouch organizer I am always looking for my scissors this perfect for keeping them handy...
    Xo Marissa

  8. Judy,
    Cute organizers!!!
    Thaksforstopping by with your sweet comment and visit today!!!

  9. Lucky you! All the projects look very fun. Love your organizer!

  10. The books sound great! What an opportunity to be able to review them!

  11. Looks like some fun projects. Your organizer for the door turned out so pretty. That's a great idea. And I love those cute little "baskets". Thanks for the book review. laurie

  12. THIS IS WONDERFUL!!!!!! : ) sending hugs and the way...I LOVE BELLA!!!! please give her a million and one hugs from us!

  13. How fun. Looks like a great book filled wit wonderful projects! I love your door organizer! So cute!



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