Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sewing: Everyday Style Book Giveaway and Wilma Bag




Oh what fun it is to have a big, brand new bag! I was so thrilled when I was asked to be a part of the book tour for Lotta Jansdotter's Everyday Style because the book had been sitting in my cart for sometime, waiting for the release. I love Lotta's simple modern style and clean lines. And I was excited to do some sewing inspired by it.


There are so many great, versatile projects in this book! The book is organized by season and all of  the patterns work year round. That's such a bonus because I love it when I find a pattern I like and can iterate on it in every season by changing the fabrics and adding and subtracting layers. I'm especially excited about the a-line skirts in this book and can't wait to try one in a wool.



But in the meantime I've got lots of projects for others to tackle and a lot of places to be and a lot of shopping to do and lots of gifts to deliver by Christmas. So a giant bag is the perfect solution. This Wilma Tote meets the challenge of December easily. I love it in this bold cotton canvas from IKEA with some of Lotta's cat quilting cotton from her Lucky collection for Windham for the lining.

 

This project sewed up simply and quickly despite my scatter brained state. It will be such a pleasure to some some more after the holidays. 

Maybe this book is just what you need for the holidays! One of my readers will win Everyday Style, one of Lotta's fat quarters, Lotta's temporary tatoos, and Lotta washi tape. For a chance to win this great package enter here by December 23rd. A random winner will be selected!



a Rafflecopter giveaway And check out the rest of the tour for more inspirational sewing and chances to win.


Dec 1 – Lotta
Dec 2 – STC Craft
Dec 3 – Windham 
Dec 4 –  Noodlehead
Dec 7 – Modern Handcraft
Dec 8 – Sew Scatterbrained
Dec 9 – Crimson Tate [you are here]
Dec 11 – Groovy Baby & Mama
Dec 15 – Craft Sanity
Dec 16 – Aesthetic Nest
Dec 17 – Sew Mama Sew
Dec 18 – Lish Dorset
Dec 19 – Fancy Tiger Crafts

82 comments:

fisheyesandmagpies said...

I would love a copy of that book! I love Lotta's style. :)

Pam-ella said...

Your bag looks great. And, you've got snow. I'm looking forward to working on projects from the book--for months now.

Rachel said...

I love versatile patterns, and it looks like this book has them!

Beverly said...

Looks like a book I need to check out!

Pam said...

Love the bag! I'm excited to check out this book since it covers both bags and clothes. Love her style.

Paula Castro said...

I just love Lotta's style!

Kelly O. said...

this books looks like it has attainable projects that can be made to seem as laid back and free as one person and fussy and gussied up for another. True to its name. I am looking forward to a closer look!

amlanders said...

I love this bag. Need to make it!

amlanders said...

I love this bag. Need to make it!

jain1023 said...

That us one big (beautiful) bag, not sure its practical for me, but I like your version!

marnae said...

What a great (big) bag! Looks perfect to carry the loads of library books we check out weekly! Thanks for the chance to win!
goldenbear80@yahoo.com

Flavia Gaspar said...

I love the styles included in the book, specially the clothing items.

Christi said...

I love to sew bags...can a girl ever have too many. This one looks amazing. Thank you for the chance to win!

cjpike@indiana.edu

sherri s. said...

Because I love Lotta and I think I want to be the person on the cover! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Margaret said...

I love the simplicity of Lotta's style.

Anonymous said...

Love those fabrics. I'm certain the book is wonderful. Anne B.

Anonymous said...

LOVE your choice of fabrics! so whimsical! i love lotta's books & use them as visual inspiration for designs as i'm a rather novice sewer. happy holidays to you! cheers!! 😊 muldoonie-70@hotmail.com

Janna said...

I would love a copy of this book...the bag is fantastic, and I am loving the dress on the front cover.

Tamie said...

I'd love to try some sewing for myself. This book looks like a great start. Love your bag.

Anonymous said...

I just love Lotta's style!Aand the bag...

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anna brown said...

Love the tote ty for sharing and giveaway....I love every day style because you can switch your bags to match your stlye for the day......happyness04431@yahoo.com

Allison CB said...

I love big bags!! I haul so much around with me - so a stylish huge sack is a must!

Gill said...

I love lotta and I love big bags!

Annika said...

I love Lotta's style

My heart is here said...

I love her style!
Jenna

Karrie Phelps said...

Very cool bag! Fun fabrics!

annemarie said...

I love sewing and I love books - what a great combination!!

Erin Ellis said...

I am excited because I love all the fun designs and colors! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
Erin
ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

Vicki H said...

I'd like the book, my daughter would love this bag.

arnts1ta said...

My daughter would love the temporary tattoos and I would love the fabric and book!

Barbara said...

Her Scandanavian style really appeals to me....as does that big beautiful bag!

Cassie Barry said...

I LOVE the fabric on the bag - so cute! I can't wait to check out this book. The patterns look so simple and classic.

Tiffany Horn said...
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Tiffany Horn said...

Would love love LOVE a copy of Lotta's book and the other goodies are icing on the cake!

akoba said...

Because I love Lotta Jansdotter's aesthetic and also Alexia Abegg!!!

GranChris said...

So far it looks like the book has some great clothes but I love this bag. I think I am a bag lady at heart.

Carolyne Bird said...

The versatile styles of Everyday Style look great! This bag looks perfect for carting around all the stuff I need for 2 little children.

Carolyne Bird said...

The versatile styles of Everyday Style look great! This bag looks perfect for carting around all the stuff I need for 2 little children.

marjo said...

I'm excited about the way the patterns are presented, with the nice fabrics etc. Makes me want to sew everything in it!

Unknown said...

I love this easy northern style. I would love to win this book.

Kerry at just-you-wait said...

Love the bag in that print!!

sop.hie.s said...

The book is giving such a versatility in patterns but holding true to simplicity. That's why I love to have this book!

Jennyroo said...

Oh my gosh! Have you got an hour so that I can start to explain to you how much I love Lotta's style and design aesthetic?! LOL. The beauty and simplicity of her Scandanivian inspired design is just right up my alley. I love her use of colour and pattern. I put the Everyday Style book on the top of my Christmas list. I hope santa is paying attention!! If you haven't already, you should read the AFAR article on travel to an island in Lotta's native Scandinavia. It looks absolutely incredible! She is planning a creative retreat there this summer. I wish that I could go but as a single mama of three sweet boys it might take me a bit more time to save up for that, haha. Maybe if she offers the retreat again in 2019? :) Thank you again for sharing this amazingly lovely wonderful prize. I am crossing my fingers and toes and everything in between! Have a great day! And merry almost Christmas!

Jessica said...

Your bag is stunning! Wish there was an IKEA even close, anything over 30 min is just too much time in the car with toddlers.

I'm excited because it sounds like a great beginner book for simple clothes. I've never made clothing for myself, a couple of Halloween costumes for kiddos but never anything for myself and I really want to try making something next year, one of my resolutions so to speak.

Simplify said...

I would LOVE to sew that tunic for me and make some of those fabric bracelets for my grandchildren. (okay, and for me, too!) Looks like a beautiful, fun book I would keep on my coffee table instead of in the sewing room!

Sandi said...

Would love a chance to win this book. Winter in NE is a great time to stay inside and create.

Sarah said...

Sounds like a great book - classic simple style.

Sandra W said...

I love the modern styling paired with the fabric choices. Great giveaway.

MSO said...

I don't just want...I need a beautiful bag like that one...love the combination of design and colors. Great gift!! :>) MS

Marian Allen said...

I love the simple styles that really show off the fabrics

Brenda said...

I love how you interpreted that bag. It's such a lovely large bag -- good for those times when you just need to stuff a lot of things into it to take somewhere. I really like Lotta's style, and think I would really enjoy making things from the book. It's a wardrobe style that I really think would work well for me.

Mandinga said...

That bag is great! I love all of her fabric & patterns...

Jinger said...

I'm excited about Everyday Style because I'm a newbie quilter and beginning to branch out into sewing projects. It looks like this book is beginner-friendly!

Tina Jeo said...

I like the clean lines where the fabric gets all the attention.

R :) said...

Oh my love this beautiful bag!!! Totally something I wouldd use. Just the right size, style, & ease of use. Wonderful!!

Jessica said...

Every item I have seen is fresh and stylish! Loving the pom pom scarf!

Ramona said...

I love the bag you made. Fun, big and functional. I would love to win her book.
ramona_murrayatcomcastdotnet

aus_chick said...

I'm interested in some styling ideas!

Anonymous said...

I love the simplicity and timelessness of her designs- and these are no exception! Thanks- love that bag and it would probably be one of the first things I sew from this book! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

J Curtis said...

I am looking forward of seeing more of Lotta's design style. And finding some approachable projects to keep expanding my sewing experience.

Katherine Chapman said...

I inherently trust Lottas style and I want to sew up some tunics! Thanks for the chance to win.

Simply Samantha said...

Nice bag!! :) Thanks for the giveaway.

Judy said...

I love Lotta's style and the projects look manageable. I love your bag, looks super cool!

Amy said...

I'm excited about all the clean, simple patterns in the book, the Wilma bag included. I really love your fabric choices for the bag!

Sarah said...

I am excited because these are things that I can see myself sewing and wearing. sarah@forrussia.org

Carol L said...

Fantastic fabric! Can see that in all kinds of different fabrics.

Carla S said...

I want to make one of these bags.

Anna Thornton said...

I love patterns that can be used in more than one way!

Kelly said...

Lotta's fabric is so lovely, I have no doubt that her book is also! So excited!

Nique Etienne said...

I like that the patterns work year round.

Thanks for the opportunity

Diane Beavers said...

I'm excited as it's eclectic. Seasonal, I love that! I wear clothing very similar to the designs and need some beautiful new things in my closet:) Thank you Anneliese, you're truly magnificent!


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Crystal Rose said...

I like that it's organized by season.

asteride said...

Love her style!

Jean C. said...

Such a great give a way.... who doesn't like gifts!
Please enter me in...
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Jean C.

Megan said...

So excited for this giveaway! This book looks amazing!

Diane said...

Like you, I love her clean lines and simple designs. Love your Wilma bag, too!

Michele T said...

I have fallen in love with Lotta's beautiful designs they are so fresh and whimsical. Her book looks amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Great bag! I like the scarf from the book too:). Lots of fun!

Karrie S said...

For the skirts!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I haven't seen clothes for myself since Home Ec, many moons ago, hehe. I love that Lotta says her patterns are beginner friendly, great style and look comfortable.

Thanks for the chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

heather said...

I love her style and she's so nice in person!

patty a. said...

Lotta is such an inspiration!

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