Sewing Tales by Kerry Goulder: Blog Hop & Giveaway!

I’m so excited to share with you my lovely friend Kerry Goulder (aka: Kid Giddy)’s new book. Hold on to your pointy little gnome hat- this book is as sweet as it gets! Sewing_Tales_REview_JSIM_01 Sewing Tales to Stitch and Love is a darling collection of 18 stuffed toys and accessories, absolutely perfect for storytelling and playtime, with photos, sewing instructions, and templates to create each. I saw some of these first hand last winter at CHA- the cute factor is off the charts! The delightful projects include everything from gnome sisters, Piper & Sage, to Arctic and Sea Creatures that are incredibly designed. I’d like to line the entire length of my moss-colored studio sofa with a collection of these Magical Mushrooms.Sewing_Tales_REview_JSIM_03But, my personal favorites are Happy & Kitty, the little trailer and station wagon! Sewing_Tales_REview_JSIM_02I SO appreciate a craft book with lots of step-by-step photos and Sewing Tales delivers!Sewing_Tales_REview_JSIM_05Sewing_Tales_REview_JSIM_04Kerry is also sharing bonus Sewing Tales pattern templates on her blog! This is a beefy book with beautiful photography and a story for every project collection inside. Check out all the super cute projects crafted by the other creative bloggers in the hop:

Mollie Johanson – Wild Olive
Jessica Fediw – Happy Together
Abby Glassenberg – While She Naps
Jennet Jones-Rau – Feathered Nest Studio
Sabra Gubler – Sew a Straight Line
Amber Carillo – One Shabby Chick
Caroline Hulse – Sew Caroline
Amy Friend – During Quiet Time
Andrea Taddicken – Knitty Bitties Sews
Miranda Anderson – One Little Minute
Kristi McDonough – Schnitzel & Boo
Terri Harlan – Sew Fantastic
Shari Butler – Doo Hikey Designs
Jodie Carleton – RicRac
Jen Goode – 100 Directions
Justine Henshaw – Sew Justine Sew
Nicke Cutler – Kiss Kiss Quilt
Kate Henderson – Two Little Banshees

I was so excited to be included in the Sewing Tales blog hop, but I’ve been prepping for an event couldn’t finish a project in time for the hop schedule. So in lieu of sewing, I’m passing the fun onto one lucky JSIM reader!


One winner will receive a signed copy of Sewing Tales to Stitch and Love by Kerry Goulder!

Kerry procured some pretty exciting items from very generous sponsors to accompany this blog hop that will also be in the giveaway so the winner can get sewing any project right away!

Fiskars 9″ RazorEdge Fabric Shears (9”)
Fiskars Easy Action MicroTip Scissors

Sewing_Tales_REview_JSIM_064 Fat Quarters of Heather Bailey’s new Lottie Da fabric from Free SpiritSewing_Tales_REview_JSIM_071 Bag of Poly-Fil by Fairfiled
1 Yard Create-A-Pattern paper by Bosal FoamSewing_Tales_REview_JSIM_08And all of these fantastic items from Dritz: Quick Turn Tools, Bodkin, Seam Ripper, Doll Needles, Craft Needles, Straight Ball Pins, Fabric Marking Pen, Bamboo Point TurnerSewing_Tales_REview_JSIM_09To enter the Sewing Tales Blog Hop Giveaway: Please leave one kind and relevant comment below. Entry Deadline: Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Winner will be randomly chosen, notified and announced here shortly after.

 The winner- CONGRATULATIONS #25 Cindy G.!


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92 Responses to Sewing Tales by Kerry Goulder: Blog Hop & Giveaway!

  1. #1 - sarajane says:

    Oh my! How adorable is that stuffed airstream trailer?! That alone is worth the price of the book, if you ask me.

  2. #2 - Emily says:

    Those little stuffed mushrooms just melted my heart.

  3. #3 - Meredith says:

    Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  4. #4 - Jill Ruskamp says:

    Oh goodness, this looks like a great book and lots of goodies to go with it. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  5. #5 - Sharon Groves says:

    This is one adorable book! Looks like the perfect thing to share with my older granddaughter. Thanks.

  6. #6 - Laura Ingalls Gunn says:

    She has absolutely enchanted me with the camper pincushion! Thank you for the chance.

  7. #7 - Angela says:

    This book is cuter than cute! And what a generous giveaway…oh, my! I would love to be entered. Thank you for the offer!

  8. I need that book. My life will completely change with it and will be full of magic, colour and fairies.

  9. #10 - mary ann says:

    what wonderful assortments! I would be thrilled with any and all of it. thanks for this opportunity!

  10. #11 - Erica H says:

    What a darling book! The projects look like a lot of fun to create.

  11. #12 - Michele T says:

    It seems that the turtle is the most popular in this book and blog hop but I still love the mice with their big round ears!! Thanks for sharing and offering this huge giveaway… crossing my fingers 🙂

  12. #13 - Sarah says:

    I love the little camper! I think these projects for for kids and adults alike.

  13. #14 - Willa says:

    This book looks like a trailer full of fun. So happy to see soft toys that are not gender biased.

    The rest of the goodies are amazing also. Cannot even think what might be the most helpful or fun!

  14. #15 - Kelly Hochstetler says:

    What an awesome book! I would love to dive in to that book head first! What an amazing giveaway and opportunity to create! Thank you!

  15. #16 - Julie H. says:

    I love the doll carrier pictured with the station wagon and trailer. My niece would love it, too! What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you!

  16. #17 - Julia D. says:

    Goodness gracious! Sewing Tales to Stitch and Love, would be a fabulous book to see and use. There is such great sewing tips and wonderful templates that would be so good to have on hand. Thanks for the opportunity as well as the great additional goodies.

  17. #18 - Kim says:

    I’m totally in love with book! The whimsy and magic that can be created from it is calling me…so inspiring, thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful give away.

  18. #19 - Elizabeth Toel says:

    How exciting! What a fabulous looking book. I love the little car and camper!

  19. #20 - Gaby says:

    Those are some seriously adorable toys! Hopping on to her blog now, thanks!! 🙂

  20. #21 - Cair says:

    Oh my gosh, I too LOVE Happy and Kitty. I want to make them for my neighbor who is mildly obsessed with vintage trailers. Sooooo cool. The book looks amazing.

  21. #22 - Jen Y says:

    I’d love to win this give away! I’ve been busy this fall creating my very own craft room. I haven’t tried many stuffed toys but I’d love to try making these.

  22. #23 - Indianna says:

    Great little story. I’d love to make the lobster as its so different from all the other toys I’ve made.

  23. #24 - Gill says:

    This looks such a great book – I love the doll on the cover and Stella would love the doll basket!!

  24. #25 - Cindy G says:

    What a great book! All the crafts look so fun to make. Thank you for the giveaway!!

  25. #26 - Amy Bauer says:

    The wee mushrooms pictured are swoon-worthy, and I’m sure all the projects are cuddly & wonderful. To win such a book along the accoutrements to make the projects would be wonderful!

  26. #27 - Bobbiann says:

    That is a cute book! I love the camper too.

  27. #28 - Erin says:

    This book is really cute! My girls (and I) would love most everything in it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. #29 - Mary Emmens says:

    It looks like an adorable book, one I can imagine sharing with my children and getting them to make stuff for me – or should it be the other way round! thanks for the giveaway

  29. #30 - Corners of My Life says:

    How fun would it be to win this!
    The itty bitty doll carrier is adorable – it would be my first project,

  30. #31 - Deborah says:

    Such a delightful book!

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  31. #32 - VickyC says:

    Absolutely adorable! I would love to create something from that book for my little Grand daughter Autumn!

  32. #33 - Vicki H says:

    The book has so many cute things to make. I want to make the Dolly Moses Basket for my granddaughter. Thanks for your generous giveaway.

  33. #34 - Susan Bacon says:

    Love the auto and trailer. So different. Very pretty colors.

  34. #35 - Sandy K says:

    The trailer is really cute. My grandson will love the turtle. Thanks for the amazing giveaway.

  35. #36 - Ruth C says:

    I love the idea of a story to go with the little stuffed toy. And that car and trailer camper are so cute!

  36. #37 - kristina p says:

    cutsie patootsie! 🙂 thank you for the chance to win these lovely things.

  37. #38 - KHohns says:

    Okay, that trailer & station wagon are pretty darn cute! How awesome would that look in my sewing space? Seriously, now!

  38. #39 - Diane says:

    The more I see the projects in this book, the more I know I’ll have to get the book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  39. #40 - Kathy Waxler says:

    I love all those little stuffed toys. What fun! Thanks for the chance to win that wonderful prize, too.

  40. #41 - Emilee says:

    I have been enjoying the blog hop for this book…looks like a sweet book. Thanks for a chance to win one!

  41. #42 - justine says:

    I would love to win this lovely book so I could make some new stuffed toys for my four year old for Christmas.I made her a doll once but she lost it and I just finished making her a sock monkey. I know she will love these projects! Plus my poor scissors have grown so dull.

  42. #43 - Marcie Hixson says:

    Wonderful mixture of work….right up my favorite allies: sewing, scrapping, & photography

    All things creative

  43. #44 - Jess Z says:

    I love the little trailer and station wagon! Definitely adding this book to my wishlist for the upcoming holidays! Thanks for hosting! 🙂

  44. #45 - Melanie Thompson says:

    Any of these would make great Christmas presents. I would love to win this!

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  46. #46 - Miranda Sherman says:

    Wow! What an amazing prize package! That book looks so fun and full of projects, I hope I win!

  47. #47 - Laura says:

    What a nice collection of sewing aids and inspiration!

  48. #48 - Kathy S says:

    Wow–what a generous giveaway! This book looks absolutely delightful! I love anything with a story. Fingers crossed!

  49. #49 - Cerise Wade says:

    What an amazing giveaway. That little car and camper would be perfect to make for my boys.

  50. #50 - Kelly Aubert says:

    What a sweet book! I would love to see it in person and make those cute things!! 🙂

  51. #51 - Shawn J says:

    I am glad I found your blog thru this blog hop and thanks for the giveaway.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

  52. #52 - Toni says:

    I love to “try” to sew… but I do need step by step and hints and tricks. Would so love to do that little trailer as a gift to my father as a reminder of our days camping.

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  54. #53 - Katie L says:

    How cute are the plushies in this book? I love it! What a great discovery 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway!

  55. #54 - Susan says:

    This book looks grat, would love to make that doll basket/tote for my granddaughter. Love those Fiskars micro tips, would love to win this amazing package of goodies. Thanks for the chance!

  56. #55 - Pam says:

    Oh what wonderful fun! The dolls and little critters in the book look like such fun, and all the sewing goodies will make making them so much fun! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  57. #56 - Beth K says:

    The book looks great, especially the little mice on the cover! Thanks for the giveaway!

  58. #57 - Debbie says:

    Love your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

  59. #58 - Zippy says:

    Nothing like a few mice to liven up the party! Great looking ideas in the book.

  60. #59 - Jenna O says:

    Such a nice thing having this giveaway! 🙂 I´d love to have the book, I´m sure it´s very inspiring and full of wonderful ideas.

  61. #60 - DebbieKL says:

    So cute – the Hot Air Balloon looks great!

  62. #61 - Linda Pawlak says:

    What an incredible giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win something so wonderful!

  63. #62 - julie m says:

    I still treasure the handmade dolls and stuffed animals my mother made for me. What lovely gifts the small items would make for Children’s Hospitals to have for sick little kids.

  64. #63 - Rose Sanchez says:

    These little creations are absolutely adorable. They would be super fun to craft. Thanks Cathe for sharing the love with us.

  65. #64 - Kialaya says:

    I just discovered your blog coming from where I got some of your cute labels. I am just discovering the nice things you have here but I definetly already added you to my Feedly rss list. Thanks, I hope I get this book, it looks really great.

  66. #65 - Tina says:

    What a sweet collection of “stuffies” The little mushrooms are so, so cute.

  67. #66 - Katie says:

    Oh my goodness – those mushrooms are too cute!!

  68. #67 - Wendy Orme says:

    This giveaway looks like so much fun! I would like to sew something for my grandchildren for Christmas.

  69. #68 - Angela Ethier says:

    I am in LOVE with the little caravan plush. I want to go buy the book just for that!!!!

  70. #69 - KAY EYLES says:

    Thanks for sharing a great giveaway. I would like to make the gnomes from the book as they have great personality.

  71. #70 - Mhairi says:

    I have been following this blog hop and the caravan was one of the projects that I really liked. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts about this book. I would love a copy to appear in my stocking!

  72. #71 - Shirley bjork says:

    A wonderful book that reminds me of all the crafty goofiness my nana used to do and a lovely giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity.

  73. #72 - alice hancock says:

    The softies are adorable, and storytelling is such a wonderful art to share with children!

  74. #73 - Shannon says:

    I, too, am in love with the mushrooms! Adorable!

  75. #74 - Susan M. says:

    What an awesome book. I love the detailed instructions and full color photos. The mushrooms are adorable!

  76. #75 - Natalie says:

    Beautiful book, one I look forward to browsing through, and great giveaway, I’d be all set to start some xmas gifts

  77. #76 - Jacquie Troupe says:

    Thank you! These are amazing! My daughter and our 4-H craft group are always looking for new ideas to share! Imagination is a true gift!

  78. #77 - Peggy says:

    Wow, I love the detail in the book. This prize would be so much fun to win!

  79. #78 - Berrie says:

    oh these cute mice ! As Christmas ornaments maybe ?!

  80. #79 - Kim Stewart says:

    Those etuffed mushrooms are cute as a bug!!! What fun!

  81. #80 - Susan says:

    I love that little stuffed camper! Would love to win this book and all the other goodies.

  82. #81 - Suzy Girl says:

    Looks like a wonderful book. Thanks for the chance.

  83. #82 - Lisa says:

    I just got lost in so much here! Woodland creatures, lots of imagination, storytelling, childhood and motherhood memories, and I just want to go create some more! I have been reclusive lately, figuring out where to go next in my life, and it makes me really happy to find people running with their imagination and creativity. Thanks for the inspiration!

  84. #83 - Lisa says:

    These are adorable ideas, any child would love to have these one of a kind gifts. I love them too!

  85. #84 - Jeanne Kacprowicz says:

    You have a wonderful website. This is one of my favorite places for craft ideas and tutorials. I have never left your site without a crazy amount of ‘must do’s’. Thank you so much for sharing all the information needed to try new things and create so many fun items.

  86. #85 - Jennifer Lewis says:

    Very nice assortment!

  87. #86 - Kelly says:

    You never fail to show us new and exciting things! Thank you so much!

  88. #87 - Kimberly R says:

    Using coordinating fabric for the mushrooms is brilliant! Thank you for offering this fun giveaway!

  89. #88 - Michelle Carlisle says:

    Cute ideas…would love doing some of the ideas with my children.

  90. #89 - Lynn says:

    I love the trailer and station wagon, reminds of my dear friend Wendy, who loved old trailers and was a great artist and crafter.

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