Sew Cuddly -- a Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

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We have been having a busy weekend. My Thirty-One career is taking up more time than I planned and this weekend we kicked off the amazing December specials and new products. Then I woke up today not feeling too well and Hazel seems to be coming down with something too. Ugh!! Anyway today we get to share a fun sewing book with you. Do you know all those super soft and cuddly fabrics that are out now? Well this book takes them and makes them into fun and cute products to have the softness on your or near you. These are perfect for the winter and holidays!! The book is Sew Cuddly by Judy Gauthier.

This fun book has 12 fun projects that range from animal hats to a comfy reading pillow to a soft bath mat. All of the patterns are made with super soft minky cuddle fabrics. A secret to sewing with them is to cut the fabric and then wash and dry the fabric. It keeps it from fraying on you!! My mother taught me that trick. The book however gives all sorts of tips on sewing with this fabric as well. Then the projects start. On the cover you can see the animal hats (well one of them), the three hatchlings, the reading pillow and the fox stole. 
There is this adorable Cuddly Clutch Purse to make. I could see Hazel absolutely LOVING this bag. What about you?

This is the back of the Bundle Me Up Stroller Wrap. Yes you can make a super soft stroller wrap/bag for any baby or toddler you might know. I love that you can personalize it this way!! Wish I had a pattern when Hazel was younger.

Now on those cold winter days who wouldn't want this fun poncho to cuddle up in. Or even for those friends who are always cold (I know we all have those friends or are that friend). Do you know someone who would want one of these?

Here is the super soft bath mat I mentioned previously. Think about how luxurious it would be to step out of a hot bath onto this super softness. Talk about pure opulence. 

Now is your child starting sleepovers yet? How about this adorable Sleep Sack. Can you imagine sleeping in this cuddly sleep sack? Oh, the warmth and comfort of home wherever you go. How perfect! There are also patterns for gauntlets, a large floor pillow, and a cuttlefish cuddle quilt.  So much fun!! The patterns are downloadable and easy to use. You do have to piece them together, but the pattern are presented on full pages and make it easy to do the piecing. So if you want to add some cuddle to your winter or even for those gifts from under the tree, I hope you will check it out! 

It is time to see what you have been creating!  Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party. It was a fun party with lots of creativity shared!  Below are a few of the features from our last party, but be sure to go back and check out the many great crafts shared! Please remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday will be back next week!! I skipped one due to the holiday! be sure to stop by and share your kid-oriented activities!! And if you have cultural posts be sure to share them at Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop this month!  I can't wait to see what your latest creations are!!


1) From Reviews, Chews, & How-Tos: Literary Christmas Ornament

2) From Hands-On Teaching Ideas: Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

3) From The Scrap Shoppe: Faux Tobacco Stick Christmas Trees

4) From Anika's DIY Life: DIY Winter Village from Scrap Wood

5) From Turtles & Tails: Merry Christmas Stenciled Wall Sign

6) From Clean & Scentscible: Farm Fresh Christmas Trees Free Christmas Printable

7) From Sparkle Living: DIY Turquoise and Cobalt White Christmas Wreath

8) From Wondermom Wannabe: Easy, DIY Fleece Wreath for Under $5

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!