Put it all together and you are only scratching the surface of SEW TINA!
Tina Givens is a multi-talented designer of some of the brightest and most clever, fun, favorite fabrics ever and now she has a fantastic new book with 30 cute projects & adorable decor items for kids!
I was ecstatic that Lark Crafts contacted me and said that Tina had suggested my blog to be in the lineup of those presenting her newest venture through this fun and innovative blog tour!
Sadly (very sadly) I missed the boat on arranging for my personal interview with Tina due to some family issues I’ve had to tend to over the past couple of weeks, but I can happily point you to all the incredibly candid and entertaining interviews she has given to all the bloggers on this tour and you are all in for many treats as you follow along the tour path!
But I do have LOTS of fun stuff to share with you today!
FUN THING #1 = The Book:
Sew Tina! This full color book is fantastic, I received my copy a few days ago and sat down to glance through it … and about an hour later realized I’d been completely immersed in the wonder of Tina’s free spirited approach to sewing and creating these cute as pie designs for kids! I definitely have some favorite projects I want to create for my niece’s little girls for Christmas.
The book starts out with a sweet introduction in which Tina shares a bit about her imagination and her unique approach to designing and sewing. She goes on to explain about “Sewing the Tina way” and how she uses fabrics and mixes colors and scale of designs.
There’s a primer on using her templates and patterns, sizing and best of all – how to truly let go and follow Tina’s relaxed sewing techniques and HAVE FUN!
Tina offers lots of great tips and ideas for sewing with a free spirit! Her philosophy is that when sewing for kids you don’t have to be perfectionist, it shouldn’t take long and it should be fun! Tina says she finds charm in “inherent handmade imperfection” and that “The objective is to create something that is unique and special and uncomplicated.” I have to admit, I was a bit giddy at the idea of letting go of my perfectionist tendencies and just letting the creative process take reign!
There are 30 patterns printed on quality paper included in a pocket in the front of the book, and pages of very easy to follow instructions, charming illustrations, and adorable photographs for each project. Sprinkled throughout are additional “tina’s tips” to help you out. The large spiral binding makes the book extra easy to work with. You’ll also find fabric resources for each project, as well as a handy metric conversion chart.
If you are a creative soul … and whether you are a long time fan of Tina’s fun designs (in every thing from watercolor characters to stationery to brilliantly colorful fabrics and many more products to come), or you are just discovering her fresh style and personality infused works … you will definitely want to get your hands on this book!
FUN THING #2 =
Courtesy of Lark Crafts & Tina Givens - Three free projects to get you in the mood for all the great products in Sew Tina!
Make the Olly the Owl, the Skull Cap, or the Duvet Cover & Sham… Or all three!
FUN THING #3 = Tina’s fabulous giveaway. One lucky commenter on my blog will win the book, four (4!!) yards of fabric, two boxes of stationary and two extra sewing patterns. Wow! Just leave a comment below about your favorite Tina Givens fabric, project or just post your plea for winning this fabulous giveaway! I’ll leave the comments open until 12:00 (Noon EST) on Oct. 18th – that’s just over a week to get your comments in – then I’ll pick a name and announce Our Mama's Pocketbook Blog WINNER! THAT'S RIGHT - ONE LUCKY WINNER who comments HERE on my blog WILLWIN this amazing Prize Package (shown below) from Lark Crafts and Tina Givens! It doesn't get any easier than than people!
Remember you only need to leave a comment below and make sure you include your email address so I can contact you if you are the LUCKY one whose name is drawn in the random number generator on Oct. 18th. Now… Follow along with the rest of the book tour here for more chances to win and to read more about Tina and her new book!:
9/24 Lark Crafts.com
9/27 A La Mode Fabric
9/29 Quilters Buzz
10/1 Sew Baby
10/4 Sew Chic
10/6 Sew Mama Sew
10/11 Mama’s Pocketbook
10/13 House on Hill Road
10/18 Quilt Dad
10/22 Pink Chalk Studios
10/25 Fat Quarterly Blog
10/27 The Jolly Jabber
Click here for the official rules:http://www.larkcrafts.com/uncategorized/sweepstakesrules/.