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09 February 2014

The Hand Embroidered Haven {Book Review}

The Hand Embroidered Haven by Megan Frock (of The Downtown Housewife) shows you how to stitch, sew and applique your way to fun, funky home decor that will add style to your space.

The Hand Embroidered Haven Book

The Hand Embroidered Haven is filled with projects which are quirky, fun and which inspire the reader to get their needles and threads out, in readiness to create.
The 20 projects in this book, are divided into four main (fun) sections:
1. Living It Up and Dining In
2. Treat Me Sweet and Put Me To Bed
3. Itty Bitty Bedroom
4. Big Kid’s Crib

THEH Contents


The projects have a modern twist and are suited to any contemporary relaxed home. The designs are clever and unusual and will undoubtedly, have the stitcher, smiling while the stitch.
Honestly, how can the cover image with the bunny ears on a television, not inspire a smile?

THEH Robot

My son loves this applique and embroidered robot design and wants it on his bath robe, though I think it would be fun to incorporate it onto a pillow for his room. Perhaps even get him to stitch it…
I love this Stump Stool. Never, have I thought to create my own foot stool, but here in The Hand Embroidered Haven, there is a pattern and instructions on how to make my very own.

THEH Stump Stool

The Hand Embroidered Haven by Megan Frock is available at Booktopia and CanDo Books.
ISBN: 9781440235580  -  Format: Paperback  -  Pages: 128

I received a review copy of this book, but thought I’d share the love and give my copy away. If you’d like a chance to win this quirky embroidery book, please leave a comment on this post telling me what you’re most looking forward to this week.
I’ll choose a winner on Friday evening, 14 February 2014 (Valentine’s Day) AEDST and announce it on my Samelia’s Mum Facebook Page. Be sure to follow my page so that you know if you’re the winner!

Disclaimer: I received copies of this books to review. All images and thoughts are my own. Any links provided are NOT affiliates.



GIVEAWAY CLOSED
Winner: Mary Preston

38 comments:

  1. Getting some valentines sewing done for my nephews :-). Thanks for the chance! The book looks awesome!

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  2. I'm looking forward to a couple of days outside sitting and stitching, enjoying sunshine and birds singing. Aah the bliss!!

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  3. How cute is that tv with the rabbit ears "antenna"! I'm looking forward to getting back into a proper routine now the boys are back as school.

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  4. I am looking forward to some redwork(from your blog) and valentine mug rugs!! All of this while the 110inches if snow and frigid temps continue..

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  5. Spending time with my husband and girls!!

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  6. Looking forward to putting together my adult son's quilt, he has had to wait about five years.

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  7. I'm looking forward to visiting Melbourne next month. Grand daughters first birthday!

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  8. That robot is awesome. I'm looking forward to getting the keys to our nice new rental property, where the second largest bedroom is reserved for the sewing room.

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  9. What a cute book! I'm looking forward to being done with a few more exams and uni bits and pieces. And then finally a couple of relaxed evenings stitching on the sofa in front of the TV!

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  10. This week I will be going to my first ever Quilt group!

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  11. I'm most looking forward to having my class play performances (and praying for NO SNOW or ICE to mess things up).

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  12. Such a fantastic book.

    Great opportunity thank you.

    We have had some slightly cooler weather. A timely reminder that Winter will be here before you know it. I'm looking forward to going through my wool stash this week. I'm thinking woollen bed socks for my Mother first up.

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    1. Yes, here's to some cooler weather and changing seasons. Congratulations! You are the winner of this book.

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  13. Hi Anorina i am most looking forward to finishing off the last 3 blocks for my GD's SKOW quilt,thankyou for a chance in this lovely giveaway.xx

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  14. Oh so much to look forward to this week, including my first aqua aerobics class and purchasing insurance to have my first market stall. So excited ;-)

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  15. On february 14, we will be getting the keys for our new to us flat, so this week will be: boxes, boxes and more boxes, and maybe some sewing ;)

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  16. This week is my Husbands birthday so that is what I am looking forward to :)

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  17. A short work week which means more sewing.

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  18. I'm going to Stockholm (the capital city of Sweden) with some friends!

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  19. I'm making some fabric pieced valentines and getting them in the mail this. What a great book full of ideas! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. Watching some Olympics and finishing a quilt !

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  21. Getting my Celtic Solsitice quilt top finished! Cross your fingers for me!

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  22. I am looking forward to being snowed in so I can finish hand quilting a wall hanging I recently made. i learned how to to back basting applique. it was fun.

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  23. Getting all of my chores completed before an enjoyable Valentine's Day date night.

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  24. I'm looking forward to the routine starting to work with getting to school and homework. Wish me luck!

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  25. I am looking forward to going to the local pws on Thursday and having a day of sewing!

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  26. I am looking forward to seeing my first grand daughter this week! I'm so excited and I also get to give to my daughter two baby crib quilts that I've completed. They are the first 2 quilts I've ever made I just can't wait for Thursday to get here, counting the days!

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  27. I am looking forward to working on my quilt. Hand quilting will take a while to get done. But will hopefully be great when done.

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  28. I am looking forward to making some polymer clay canes.

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  29. My flexi day on Friday I am cutting out a new quilt! excited much!

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  30. My flexi day on Friday I am cutting out a new quilt! excited much!

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  31. I am looking forward to having alone time with my husband and two little boys this Valentine's Day :)

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  32. I'm looking forward to completing a quilt I've been working on with lots of hand APPLIQUE! I would love to win this book, I'm still learning! Thanks :)

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  33. I'm looking forward to having a visit ftom my Mother in Law as we don't get to see her often.

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  34. I am looking forward to having our backyard finished this week & I can sit outside finishing the 2 applique fairy quilts I have for my granddaughters. The book looks like it would stop me doing my housework :)

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  35. I'm looking forward to celebrating Valentine's Day by sending the kids to bed early and sharing a glass of red wine and gourmet pizza with my husband!

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  36. I'm looking forward to seeing my son exchange valentines for the first time!

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