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Sunday, May 8

Crafted Appliqué Giveaways, One Monthly Goal, H2H, & Wandering Camera

Week One in the Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities Blog Hop has been so wonderful!  Everybody had fun things to share about the book and there were some totally amazing projects to delight us!  I've put the blog hop calendar at the end of this post and hope you'll check out every participant's stop and comment for a chance to win, because they are each giving away a copy of "Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities".  

A lot of your are brimming with curiosity and wondering "What is this Crafted Appliqué method?"  While I won't be revealing the secret here, I will tell you that it is a brand new way to machine sew raw edge appliqués.  If you like the idea of amazing, fray-free, washable appliqués that can be sewn with a simple straight stitch, you will love this book!  


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Two Upcoming Giveaways!

Last week, here on BuzzinBumble, I showed you the "Hello Mr. Ranger, Sir!" Pic-a-nic Bag from my book.  I also showed you a photo of a Daisy Hot Pad that you could enlarge for an extreme close up glimpse of the fray-free raw edges you can achieve when using the "Crafted Appliqué" method.  There's a fun giveaway for "Vintage Picnic" Jolly Bars running on that post too, which ends on June 4th.

This week, on Tuesday, May 10th, be sure to come for a visit because I'll be sharing a fun and FREE appliqué pattern and tutorial on Sew Mama Sew.  I'm pairing the free pattern with two more great giveaways here on BuzzinBumble: a gorgeous fat eighth bundle of Allison Glass fabric and a copy of "Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities"!

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Cecropia Utopia

It's time for a glimpse at another of the seven projects that you can find in "Crafted Appliqué".  This one is a pillow, featuring an appliqué pattern of a Cecropia moth.  Do you love butterflies and moths?  I sure do!  We've always been organic gardeners and have planted our gardens to attract wildlife, which is a fun way to get to see so many birds and animals, right in your own yard.  Only once have I seen a wild Cecropia moth, but it left a forever impression on me.  The Cecropia moth is so lovely and it is a very large (up to 6") member of the silk moth family.  If you would like to learn more about this moth, check out Prairie Haven's Natural Habitat Restoration website.   


Cecropia Utopia - a pattern from Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities 
  

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Errata Sheet

My book did not escape the need to have an errata sheet, for which I apologize and hope you will understand and forgive.  Mistakes unfortunately happen in the publishing process.  I have created a page to address these errors and you can find it on the top right hand side of BuzzinBumble's page labels. 

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One Monthly Goal



Heidi, at Red Letter Quilts, has a great new linky party at the beginning and end of every month.  She lines up some terrific prizes for participants to earn a chance to win!  All you need to do is link up your One Monthly Goal at the beginning of the month and then return at the end of the month to link up your Finish!  

This month, my goal is to complete my quilt for Sarah's, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge.  Since many quilts for Happy Chemo are a bit on the feminine side, I thought I'd do a quilt with masculine appeal too.  I had always wanted to try a jelly roll race quilt, but my quilt stalled after the first few laps of the race.  No worries, after a pit stop to pick up a nice, wide brown border, it will be ready for the quilting lap.  




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Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge   

   

I really want you all to take the time to look at this BIG PROJECT that Sarah just completed!  She made this astonishing array of quilts that will simply knock the socks right off of you and she did it all in loving memory of her doctor Eric Raefsky.  She donated all of these quilts to The Infusion Center where people go for chemo treatments.  You can't help but love Sarah - She is a woman who "Walks the Walk"!  


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Wandering Camera





Soma, of Whims and Fancies, started Wandering Camera as a way for us all to share tips and ideas and experiment with photography.  In the process, we all find our skills growing and our view of the world around us changing.  I find that I'm looking at everything now with new eyes.  :)

Spring was slow to arrive this year, but I still found beauty in our garden, just as it was beginning to wake up from its long winter's nap.






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...and speaking of waking up from naps, I just have to share what our 3 1/2 month old granddaughter Eden has been up to lately.  Our daughter Kait took these with her cell phone, because...

This little darling:  

Has discovered her voice:

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Right now we find it pretty funny.  Ask me again in a month, LOL.


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Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities Blog Hop
May 1st to June 5th 2016

Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
Lara
Buccella
Introduce Tour   

2
Valerie Smith
3
Dana Gaffney
4
Lorna McMahon
5
Mary Schuberg
6
Heidi
Kuntz
7
Alycia Carmin
8
Amy
DeCesare
9
Sherri McConnell
10
Lara Buccella
Guest Post

11
Christina Cameli
12
Melissa Corry
13
Sarah
Craig
14
Soma Acharya
15
Valerie
Reynolds
16
Angela Pingel
17
Sandra Walker

18
Cheryl Brickey
19
Judy Murphy
20
Yvonne Fuchs
21
Cindy Pieters
22
Susie
Zlogar
23
Connie Campbell
24
Ruth
Bourke
25
Kaja
Zieslar
26
Ann
Brooks
27
Cynthia Brunz

28
Holiday
29
Holiday
30
Holiday
31
Jenn Trott-Zisserson
1
Paulette Horn
2
Sandra Jansen

3
Christine Sherman


4

5
Lara
Buccella
Giveaway Winners Announced!        


















Both Heidi and Val created blog hop buttons for their blog's sidebars, which was such a sweet take-it-one-step-further thing to have done.  Thank you both!  Just in case any of you would like to have a Crafted Appliqué Button too, Heidi sent me the HTML code for hers, as a button you can grab.  She prefaced the button with these words, which made me laugh:

THIS NEW BOOK IS ALL-THE-BUZZ! 
FOLLOW THE HOP THROUGH JUNE 6TH!

grab button for BuzzinBumble
<div class="buzzinbumble-button" style="width: 135px; margin: 0 auto;"> <a href="http://www.buzzinbumble.com/2016/05/crafted-applique-new-possibilities-blog.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> <img src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2wepSCqEngE/VfnsbPwwphI/AAAAAAAACuQ/rTsQZUXG2xI/s1600/Crafted%2BApplique%2BBook%2Bcover%2B-%2B180%2Bpixels.png" alt="BuzzinBumble" width="135" height="160" /> </a> </div>


Usually, I make it a goal to reply to and reciprocate all comments.  I really love it when you take the time to stop and chat.  Last week you all left such amazing comments and it really swelled my heart with joy - thank you everyone!  This month, with the Blog Hop and multiple giveaways in progress, I hope you will understand that I'm not always able to keep up. 

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mom's out there!


Thanks for stopping by, because...


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32 comments:

  1. Great photos, Lara. Soma is definitely prompting me to think about trying some new things with the camera too. I'm really enjoying your blog hop - so exciting to see what everybody has been doing.

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  2. How precious, she's co cute! Love your moth! And thank you for the link, very interesting raising moths.

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  3. I forgot everything I was going to say about the beautiful pictures when I saw Eden, that smile just had me smiling back :)
    I'm so glad you have a button which is now on my blog.

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  4. I'm enjoying the hop so far and I think the book looks wonderful!

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  5. Gorgeous pics!! I love seeing everyone's applique on the blog hop. Today's Splendid Sampler block involves applique that made me shudder - until I remembered I could try your method!! Hurrah!!! Now to finish the FMQ on my daughter's quilt so I can get at that block.

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  6. Eden is a little sweetie! Love the photos you took Lara.

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  7. Wonderful photography, Lara! I had to listen to Eden, I don't think she will have a voice left if she keeps it up for a month though...
    The button has appeared on my blog, too!

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  8. Oh my goodness, Lara, you made me tear up! Thanks for your sweet words!! And I can't wait for my day on the blog hop!!! It's looking awesome so far!

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  9. I didn't know you loved gardening, another thing we have in common :) Your pillow is so beautiful and one of the book projects that made me say wow!
    Your charity quilt is coming along nicely. I saw Sarah's post a couple days ago and her quilts are wonderful! Such a great story to go along with them.
    Your wandering camera photos really are beautiful. As of course, is Miss Eden!

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  10. I had to listen to even syllable od Eden's chat. That was adorable. Heaven help all of you when she becomes a teenager with so many opinions!!!! LOL

    The moth is one of my favorite projects in the books. It is stunning. Your camera work is also wonderful - especially that succulent on the newsprint background.

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  11. That would be a typo.... "EVERY single syllable OF"! Sheesh....give my fingers a typing vacation and I loose it all. LOL

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  12. First of all, Eden is just too cute for words! Secondly, your photographs are beautiful. Third... I'm looking forward to seeing all of the fun quilters in your book hop come up with for us! How exciting. And last... your jelly roll race quilt looks wonderful. So much better than the one I made. Great quilt for a boy. Happy Belated Mother's Day!

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  13. I really like your Jelly Roll Race. The little in-between squares give it the pizazz that most of them lack!

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  14. You have a lovely collection of photos. Eden is adorable :)

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  15. Very thoughtful of you to make a quilt with masculine appeal. Brown border would be great with that quilt. Little Eden’s smiling face is adorable! She has to much to say, if only grown-ups could understand her! The spring photos are gorgeous, Lara!! I feel like I could almost reach in and touch them! The fourth one is my favourite. Thank you so much for linking up on Wandering Camera :)

    -Soma

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  16. Lara- Thanks for inspiring so many quilters and crafters1 Your Crafty Applique book blog hop is amazing and I'm enjoying visiting the many bloggers that you've lined up to showcase their interpretations of your technique!
    Recently I mad a donation quilt with a masculine feel using a musical motifs with blacks and gold, came out nice if I do say so and with yours going to Sarah for her hands to Help campaign is another quilt made with those needy males in mind. kudos for the book publishing, the blog hop and your generosity! Happy Spring!

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  17. Love the telephones! They look great in Alison Glass fabrics, too!

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  18. Amazing to watch the Cecropia emerge from it's cocoon! Interesting too that the female looks as colorful as the male. Really enjoying the bloghop Lara - it must be keeping you busy! Looking forward to your hands2help quilt, I hope you find the time!

    Thank you for all your inspiration - I love the telephone tutorial at Sew Mama Sew today!
    I'm pretty sure Eden is trying real hard to say Lolli

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  19. My favorite color combination is blue and a nice shade of orange. Thank you for having the giveaway.

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  20. My favorite color combos are blues and greens. Of course , I love black with brights, white with a ptimary color and soft neutral combos too. Gues I love them all"........

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  21. There's lots of buzz about your new book - congratulations!

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  22. My favorites are the yellows and blues! Although I especially love the colors the phones are done in - gorgeous! mdenders@msn.com

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  23. My favourite combo is blues and greens. I follow via Sew Mama Sew on e-mail.

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  24. my favorite colors are teal and apricot, just something about the pleasing look of them together. i follow you on sew mama sew with email. thank you

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  25. email address is huntersgrammie@gmail.com

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  26. I so enjoyed your photos! I see your eye was drawn to the mauve tones this month!
    You can't help but smile along with beautiful little Eden!! What a cutie pie she is!!
    Susie

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  27. Lara! I knew you were clever with needle and thread and now I see that you are magnificent with a camera too! loved the shot of the succulent against the newspaper..very creative! Bits'nBobs and Cath@Home

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  28. Great cushion and lovely pics! You go girl!

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  29. I forgot to tell you on the latest post, (and now I am catching up backwards ha ha)- Narnia is one of my favorite fantasy destinations - there is so much truth in those books.

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  30. Mothra! LOL, sorry, I couldn't help it. :D

    Your technique does a great job with those details. I must check it out!

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  31. That's a stunning moth Lara! Can't believe how much you have going on...how do you do it all?!

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