September this year I launched the Once Upon a Pixel book togehter with Studio Koekoek. A book filled with maxigal pixel patterns to cross stitch and quilt.

Mean while we ordered the second print and translated the book to English So exciting! Because this all is more than enough reason for a little party we will host a blog tour from next week.

Blog tour

A what? A blog tour, a trip where we will visit different blogs :) In the coming week you can visit a different blog each Wednesday which will post about our new book.

Give away

That is not all. We will give away 6 e-books. Each week you get a change to win your own copy! For more information on how to win in a specific week, you just hop over to the blog of that week.

Blog tour program
22 nov – Paisley Roots
29 nov – Made By Melli
6 dec – Pattern Revolution
13 dec – Made By Sara
20 dec – I Have Purple Hair
27 dec – Sugaridoo

So from next Wednesday, keep an eye open for the blogs listed above for sneak peeks, reviews and projects form the Once Upon a Pixel book. Enjoy the blog tour!

Love,
Irene

The book is finished! So exciting. We are thrilled with how it turned out. A real adventure to make a book in only a couple of months, we are pretty proud. This is the cover of the book:

The book is filled with pixel patterns that can be cross stitched or quilted or crocheted or .. So many options with a pixel pattern. In this vlog you’ll get an impression of the craft fair ‘Handwerkdagen’ in Rijswijk. A nice small fair where we set up a exposition with all the projects of the book!

Did you miss the fair and the pre-orders? Than you should take a look over here to get your version of the Once Upon a Pixel book. Or click here to get the ebook.

These are a few of the projects from the book.

The unicorn was a big hit already on instagram. And also during the exposition we got a lot of lovely comments on the unicorn quilt.

Monkey business. Mike joined the exposition and had a great time getting so much attention from everyone.

These two.. So cute! These would be lovely in a nursery or childrens room.

Thanks for watching!

Love,
Irene

 

 

The last mile. Well it really is the longest! This week I started half asleep on Sunday with editing of the vlog, I received the printed test version of the book, we took some extra pictures to finish the book, I made a cute garland for a baby shower and picked out baby fabrics with the two grandma’s for our baby boy.

You can order the once upon a pixel book over here:

 

This is the cute little cover all that my mom is going to make:

Photo: Fussellines Blog http://fussellines-blog.blogspot.nl/2015/01/rosaroter-babykram.html
Pattern: Minikrea https://minikrea.dk/en/product/10550-heldragt/

This was again a pretty busy week. I finished a lot of projcets, did a photo shoot for the book and visited my parent for a quilting weekend with my mom. So nice :)

The pre-orders for the Once Upon a Pixel book are now open! Want to secure yourself a copy from the first edition? Click here :)

Love,
Irene

This week I experimented with a Ikea duvet as quilt batting, had a let’s craft together morning in the studio and made a lot of progress on all the projects for the upcoming book.

Thank you for watching!

Love,
Irene

Last week someone asked for the pattern of a cactus quilt block I shared a while ago on Instagram. I realized that I still haven’t shared the pillow which I made with those blocks here on he blog. So today time for a short show and tell :)

 

No green fingers

For a long long time now I’ve been a big fan of cacti. I’m not sure why, but I just like them a lot! Maybe it’s because I’m not so good with plants. (And then I put softly, really most plants don’t last longer than a few months under my supervision..)

A cactus doesn’t need much care or water and still can grow into a huge plant. And if you’re lucky it will even show some pretty little flowers.

So when I designed all the blocks for the Sugaridoo Sampler it just needed to include a cactus. It turned in to this cactus with a happy colored pot.

From the block in the book I enlarged the 10 x 15 cm block to a 20 x 30 cm block and and made three of them. Sewing them together with a few white borders resulted in the a 45 x 60 cm mini quilt which is a standard Ikea pillow size.

>> The pattern for the cactus pattern can be found here <<

The back of the pillow is made with two pieces of green fabrics which slightly overlap. And so it turned into an easy pillow case without a zipper. I like.

The pillow has been approved by our hairy pillow tester Jimi the Maine Coon (Jimithecoon on Instagram).

Thanks for stopping by!

Love,
Irene

Beginning of this year I published my first book. A super tick quilt book full of all paper piecing patterns that I ever designed. Now, half a year later I’m working on my second book. Together with Gerda from Studio Koekoek I’m writing a book about pixels.

Pixel patterns can be used in cross stitching (please do take a peek at the Studio Koekoek website) but of course also in quilting and crochet. In the book ‘Once upon a Pixel’ you’ll find a collection of pixel patterns in the once upon a time theme. Including many fun projects for a children’s room or nursery. It’ll be full of fairy tale figures, knights, princesses and castles.

The last months I’ve worked on making the quilts for the book. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen some sneak peeks of the projects. Also in my latest vlogs (YouTube – Sugaridoo) you can see some power quilting being done ;)

 

All test stitchers thank you thank you for all your hard work!

 

I can’t wait till it’s time to shoot the final product photo’s. Meanwhile we keep writing, stitching and quilting.

 

Would you like to be the first to place a pre order for the book? Then keep an eye out on the Sugaridoo Instagram and Facebook. With a week or 2 we will be ready to take the first pre-orders

The book will be released end of September 2017 on a craftfair in the Netherlands (Handwerkdagen in Rijswijk). On this same craft fait there will be an exposition of all the projects made for the book.

After the book release there will also be a digital version available as an e-book (in Dutch and in English) via our webshops.

Liefs,
Irene

Week vlog number 3, whoop whoop! (Three vlogs already, that makes me officially a real vlogger right? haha..) This week I had special guests over in the Sugaridoo studio, there was a #letscrafttogether morning, I finished the froggy pillow and started a new quilt design.

Thanks for watching!

Love,
Irene