It’s a party! I was thrilled to be included in the blog party and G I V E A W A Y in celebration of Amy Butler’s newest book, Piece Keeping! Amy is a gorgeous, inspiring human on many levels, not least of which is her generous soul. (Plus I learned to sew six years ago making her Birdie bag.)
You will absolutely love her new book. It is filled with inspiring patchwork projects to unleash your inner sewinista in boho style. It was really hard to pick a favorite project but I chose the super cool Talisman Necklace and got to work.
I raided my stash for bits of African, Japanese, and Hmong Hill Tribe textiles for my teensy beaded triangles. I chose a warm palette of orchid, muddy mauve, saffron and hot pink. The palette is making me happy. So happy.
Short on time, I just made three fabric pyramids and then realized that they would look amazing with some thingamajigs I bought at a craft show a few years ago. Also, I’m a huge fan of the recycled silk sari ribbon from Ken at Leilani Arts as you can see!
It just so happened I got a new car on the day I sewed, so I had my answer…Talisman Keychain! I love to wear textiles from around the world…like a hippie urchin in sari + sarong + Mexican flour sack dresses. So, this little key chain is making my heart sing! It says, “…hey, I’m an artist. With a capital A.” And I love that declaration. Plus it has little bells and beads and puff balls and I’M SO NOT GONNA LOSE MY KEYS! Like, ever.
Amy’s directions are simple and clear. And I can’t wait to make other projects from the book as gifts.
As a part of the blog tour, there is a giveaway of all the lusciousness that is in the first picture! One reader of my blog will win the following prize: a fat quarter bundle of Amy’s latest fabrics from FreeSpirit, a selection of her ribbons from Renaissance Ribbons, and Amy’s new book, Piece Keeping! Just leave a comment here. We will randomly pick a winner on July 21st.
Be sure to follow all of the great creatives on this blog tour. Each blogger will be offering a giveaway so you have lots of chances!
Amy Butler’s Piece Keeping Blog Tour
July 12, 2016 – The Root Connection
Project: Charming Garland
July 13, 2016 – Suzy Quilts
Project: Pyramid Pillows
July 14, 2016 – Rock Paper Scissors
Project: Dreamweaver Wall Art
July 15, 2016 – 100 Billion Stars
Project: Statement Necklaces
July 16, 2016 – Carrie Bloomston
Project: Talisman Necklace
July 17, 2016 – Late Night Quilter
Project: Tribal Cuffs
July 18, 2016 – Crimson Tate
July 19, 2016 – A Gathering of Stitches
Project: Embellished Infinity Scarf
July 20 – Heather Jones Studio
Project: Improv Pillows
July 21 – Make It In Design
Project: Illumined Lamp Shades
Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to comment!
I can’t wait to see this book. I am sure it will be wonderful.
I love your pyramids. The colors and the beading are beautiful.
I am so looking forward to working (playing!?) from this book.
Love your pyramids, great beading and color choices.
Oooh yes please!!! I love your little keychain (I’m sporting a mini-weaving as my keychain!) and haven’t lost my keys yet, either! This book looks so great!
love your pyramids!!!
The little pyramids necklace is so sweet!!! This books looks wonderful!
everything is so inviting, another way to spark! our imagination.
Love this necklace!
Oooh La La
Too cute! Thanks for the chance to win this great prize.
Wow I would love Amy’s book!!!
Amy has a beautiful spirit, I had the pleasure of spending a few days with her and Hildie last year during their dreaming in color workshop in Granville. A very special time. Your gorgeous boho necklace and keychain are representative of the creative spirit that is so Amy. Thank you Carrie for participating as I now I get to know you as well. Namaste.
Wow love your key chain! I can’t wait to try out a number of projects from Amy’s book! The hardest part is choosing which one to make first!
I love the projects I’m seeing from this book!!
I love Amy Butler’s fabrics and designs and have enjoyed seeing projects from her new book. She seems to be a truly genuine and sweet soul. I look forward to someday being able to meet her.
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Love your pyramids and key chain. What a fun way to keep track of your keys!
How can anyone not love these fabrics and projects?? They all have a happy, joyful feel!
What wonderful eye candy! That key chain is amazing. I agree – you will never lose your keys! Thanks for the inspiration and for this awesome giveaway!
So gorgeous! And what fun to make!
So lovely, the color is strong and happy! Can’t wait to see Amy’s book.
Absolutely Adorable! Following the blog party daily and love seeing what everyone is creating!
Takes me back to my high school/hippie wannabe stage.
Oh my gosh!!! I love your keychain and all the elements! I just ordered a charm to go on a bag (that I have yet to sew!!) that is similar. So fun!
The pyramids are so cute! What a great giveaway!!
You are very inspiring; and thank you for the giveaway.
Very sweet and interesting textures… Love the eye candy!!
This book looks amazing! Love Amy!
I love the book and it’s been fun to see all the artists on the blog tour making examples – thanks for your inspiration! Love the colors you used!
Love Amy Butler! I made a quilt years ago with her fabrics and pattern for my daughter.
Love your cool projects!! Fun & clorful!! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! 😀
Love the keychain, I ant to make one.
Love love love!!!
I love the bling you added to your keychain.
The beading on your pyramids really make it shine.
I will have to get this book! Your keychain and necklace are to die for! Love the look, the fabrics, just the spirit of your art. I have been a fan of Amy Butler forever, it seems, and you also, Carrie. (I have ALL of your fabrics, your book, and I follow you. Love your art, really.) Great giveaway. If I win this, I plan to share with my 15 year old granddaughter who is having major surgery for scoliosis on August 1st. She will be very limited in what she can do for quite awhile, and she loves to make things, like bracelets, necklaces, etc. This would be so much fun to share with her. Thanks for the giveaway!
Very cute! My granddaughters would love this hanging on their backpacks.
Your jazzed up fabric pyramids are adorable and would be perfect for my key ring too! I’d add a little jingle bell or two so they would ring when I shuffle through my purse looking for my keys. I’ve always loved Amy’s style and fabrics, so I know I’d love her book too!
Love your talisman necklace and key fob Carrie! You’ve inspired me to get creative with my collection of scraps, embroidery thread, beads and other treasures to create wearable art.
Your talisman keychain is awesome and I think this project would make great gifts, as you mentioned. Thanks for posting this! I need this book!
Love your fun key chain eye candy…..so cute and with the bells, you could sure find them in your purse. thanks for the chance to win.
Seeing all the glorious things you made, it’s clear how much fun and creativity this book inspires.
The projects look really interesting, and your key chain is fab
Looks like fun to me!
Pyramids have become my new favorite shape – so happy to see Amy and you are right there in the mix!
Fun, but really not me! Can’t wait to see the other projects.
Love your key chain and necklace. Thanks for the chance to win all the goodies.
How creative! Love the key chain and the necklace both. I’ll be following this blog party closely.
Gorgeous! I always love Amy Butler!
I love it! I want to win!
Amy’s book looks like it is so much fun! Can’t wait to get a better look at it!
That key chain is just awesome!
So creative! I would love to win this giveaway 🙂
LOVE those little pyramids!! Especially in the necklace. So unique and beautiful.
What beautiful and fun projects. Thank you for sharing.
Love your projects and can only hope I will win the book.
I love Amy’s designs and I am sure this book will be inspiring! Thanks for the chance to win.
Love the necklace you’ve made!
You did a great job with the keychain. Lots of kids would be thrilled to have it dangling from Their backpack!
Love your basket of scraps!
I get energized every time I see what you have created. So much fun.
What a great idea! I don’t wear necklaces too often, so this is perfect. Now I must make a keychain for myself… Thank you!
Wow! This might be my favorite project yet! I love the fabrics you’ve chosen and the way you changed it up a bit to fit your time and resources its a perfect little keyfob! So beautiful!
I really want a copy of this book. So many wonderful ideas that would make great gifts for my fabric loving friends.
Your key chain is great!
I love the little pyramids! What a great idea to use them for a keychain.
I love your keychain, I definitely need one of them in my life! X
Oh! The pyramids! Love!
Adorable pyramids! Thanks for the chance!
I’m loving the necklace.
Looks like a beautiful book!
Aww, these tiny pyramids are so cute!
I can’t wait to see the book and play!
More fun projects!
I love those pyramids! I must make some. That book looks fantastic.
Love the keychain! I didn’t know this book was on its way so I am thrilled to add it to my ever-growing list. thanks for the chance to win!!
ive checked the book out of the library. so inspiring! would love to win a copy
love the ribbons, and your little key chain. please pick me!!!
This is such a clever and useful project- I just lost my own keys and I had to pay a lot for a new fob!
I love your pyramid necklace, so cool! Thanks so much for a chance to win this beautiful fabric and I would definitely use her book!
I love the idea of using the talisman pyramids as a keychain! Thanks for sharing your ideas and hosting the giveaway!
such fun little projects, fingers crossed
Looks like it will be a great book
Love your new key chain. Enjoy your new car!
Loving all the very unique projects on the blog tour. And with different scrap piles they can all take on a different look! Congrats on the new car and new key chain 🙂
Love your necklace! I always come away with fresh inspiration after reading your blog!
Such a fun book. Love seeing it.
What an amazing prize! Thank you for the giveaway!
I love everything amy butler
your key fob is sew fun. i also like the necklace, great idea
Love Amy Butler! Super cute!
Such a cute necklace, and I LOVE your dress!
The pyramids are wonderful! Great book!
Love your take on the little pyramids, really nice!
The projects in this book look so awesome!
Love that key ring. What a great idea
I love the key ring idea! So fun!
These shapes are adorable!
I can’t wait for Amy’s new book – I made lots of her birdie sling too!
Hi, I want to ask you about the dress/top you are wearing if it is something you made? Is there a pattern available for it? Many thanks!