Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Back to School!

School started on Monday, but I am finally getting around to posting the kids pictures.

I love taking their pictures on the first and last day of school so I can see how much they have changed in just 1 year.

Crazy kid!

Love these kids!  Have a fun and creative school year!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

It's a BABY!!!

Okay... so it is not a real baby, but it does have Baby in the title and it does take at least 9 months to make before it arrives. This kind of baby is my newest addition... Sew Modern Baby by Angela Yosten {aka: Me} published by Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing.

My advance copy of my new book is here and it is so very exciting to see it in print... even smells like a baby. Alright, maybe not, but it is still super cute!

There are 19 stimulating projects contained in this book and they are all modern in style and feature high contrast fabrics mixed with a touch of linen for that heirloom quality.

I came up with the projects in this book when I became pregnant with our 3rd child. This is not your typical baby book either. This projects in my book focuses on the education and stimulation of a child's developmental process. Infants cannot see pastel colors when they are first born. Black and White are the first colors a baby can see. So why not create a quilt or toy that the baby can actually enjoy and experience first hand?

So with this in mind, I set out to create fun and exciting projects that both baby and mom can enjoy.

The toys include textures and sounds using rattlers, squeakers, and crinkle plastic that are all baby safe and sparks your baby's natural curiosity.

For mom, there are projects such as a tote bag, card holder and nursing cover up with a hidden pocket and clippie to easily keep track of which side you nursed on last.

The projects range in complexity from super simple for beginners to a bit more complicated for the advanced sewer. Applique techniques, quilting, bag and toy construction are just a few of the skills you will learn in this book.

So, get your machines out and start sewing.  Pre-order your copy today! In Stores everywhere coming September/October 2013. For retail shops, you can pre-order this book now from United Notions, C&T Publishing and other distributors.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Million Pillowcase Blog Hop

American Patchwork and Quilting has put together an amazing blog hop event in support of the 1 Million Pillowcase challenge for those in need. I got a little creative on the Moda Bake Shop and made my pillowcase appliques fit the Flats. CLICK HERE to learn more about how to turn APQ's Train Applique into a fun activity for a child in need.  Make a Pillowcase and see the difference this small gesture can make!


Friday, August 9, 2013

National Book Lovers Day and Giveaway!

Today is National Book Lovers Day and I am very excited to be sharing my first and favorite books with you as part of Moda's FUN Book Club Day!

So we are to share our First book we ever bought and our most favorite book at the moment. So here it goes...

My FIRST book {at least I think it was my first book} that I ever purchased was Savannah by Cabbage Rose. The book was published in 2002 and ironically, that was the same year that I started working for Moda Fabrics and United Notions as their web developer.

I still have this and really love all the quilt designs in the book. I even made one of the quilts in the book for a friends little girls room. I wish I had a picture to show, but apparently I didn't take many pictures in 2003.

Little did I know back then that I too would be an author of my own books. Which brings me to my current Favorite Book... Sew Modern Baby.

Is one allowed to be this excited about a book??? I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about this book... it is fun, modern, and the projects don't stop with the baby! There are several quilt designs, totes and accessories that can be enjoyed by.. well... pretty much anyone!

For a sneak peek of the projects that are in my new book, click here.

There are so many great books, old and new, out on the market that you will have a hard time deciding which book to buy next! Be sure to check out the Moda Cutting Table blog to find out all the other First and Favorite books that available. This is a new kind of book club and it is FUN! PLUS... you don't want to miss out on the giveaway for 6 books to add to your own collection on Moda's Book Club Day here...

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