just had to share

I worked with my friend Minki on this blog post for Erin’s blog hop for her new book and her projects were so adorable, I just had to share. This post appears on Minki’s blog today.

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I’m so thrilled to be a part of Erin’s blog hop for her charming new book Sweet Tweets. It was hard to choose which project to make, but I finally settled on the Rainy Day Bird Coaster. I love Erin’s style because it is so similiar to my own Sewing Illustration technique. Her simple, large motifs really make it easy for anyone to make these projects.

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Because you always want two coasters when you are having a friend over for coffee, of course I couldn’t make just one. The first one I made I followed her design almost exactly (except I substituted lace trim for the crochet edging) and I love how it turned out. For the second one, I took some liberties and created my own design.

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These little coasters (or tea mats, as I like to call them) were so quick to make and I think that they make a perfect gift. In fact, these two are on their way to a birthday party tomorrow and I’m sure that the birthday girl will adore them.

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Make sure you check out all the other stops on the blog hop and don’t miss tomorrow on Erin’s blog Why Not Sew for the final stop.

Sweet Tweets Blog Hop
Tuesday, Sept.8 – Erin (intro post) Why Not Sew? 
Wednesday, Sept.9 – Heidi Fabric Mutt
Thursday, Sept.10 – Debbie A Quilter’s Table
Friday, Sept.11 – No Post
Saturday, Sept.12 – Jacque Brown Dog Prims
Monday, Sept.14 – Amy nanaCompany
Tuesday, Sept.15 – Svetlana s.o.t.a.k handmade
Wednesday, Sept.16 – Renee Sewn With Grace
Thursday, Sept.17 – Martingale Stitch This! The Martingale Blog
Friday, Sept.18 – Heather Vintage Grey Handmade
Saturday, Sept.19 – Clara and Jennie Clover & Violet
Monday, Sept.21 – Amanda Jean Crazy Mom Quilts
Tuesday, Sept.22 – Cindy Live a Colorful Life
Wednesday, Sept.23 – Carla Grace and Favour
Thursday, Sept.24 – Mary Molly Flanders
Friday, Sept.25 – Minki Minki’s Work Table
Saturday, Sept.26 – Erin, Big Giveaway Post!!! Why Not Sew?