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I love having you come to visit my blog. In fact, you're welcome to stay here as long as you want, anytime you want (just stop moving my embroidery needle...I know it's gotta be you!). But sometimes, I like to encourage you to visit some other blogs that need to be on your radar.

And today, if you like fresh, modern sewing and quilting, you'll want to spend some time @ Modern Handcraft. Take a look at a sampling, and then look for a special treat from Nicole!



Lately, Modern Handcraft has been featuring all kinds of wonderful Halloween project. Some are simply to show you what she's made, like this table runner. Nicole shares a simple explanation of how to make one, but mainly it's pretty pictures!



But you'll also find some great tutorials, like this candy corn bunting. Don't you love it?



Of course, her hexies jump out at me, because...well, I'm entirely hooked on them. And more than a little jealous of these Star Wars and dancing monkey hexagons. Note to self: find Star Wars fabric!



Now, here's the exciting bit! Nicole has been making some fold-over bags, and she wants to give one to one lucky Wild Olive reader! The bag measures 10.5" wide and 11.5" tall unfolded. It has Faux leather accents and a metal zipper, and is way cute, yes?

You can enter with a blog comment, or get some bonus entries by following Wild Olive and Modern Handcraft (any way you follow is fine!).

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Good luck, and thanks to Nicole! Now, go spend some time at Modern Handcraft! You won't regret it!

All photos copyright Modern Handcraft. Used with permission.

59 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing another great blog. I hadn't heard of hers and I will be looking at all her lovely projects more often!

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  2. Nicole has an awesome blog!! Thanks so much for introducing me to her! I love your posts like this!!

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  4. Like the blog, many fun projects )

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  5. I love spending time on your blog! But I don't have your embroidery needle! Perhaps it eloped with mine? Funny you should mention Modern Handcraft, I was just checking out her IG feed! Love her bat quilt :-)

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  6. Loving the candy corn bunting!

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  7. I like making bags but recently staring embroidery. And love it!

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  8. I like making quilts the most

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  9. I still love hand embroidery, but lately have been consumed with EPP hexies and making BIG quilts (by machine)!

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  10. what a great giveaway! I love to handstitch little ornaments.

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  11. What a great giveaway and I love to hear of new to me blogs. I'm hooked.

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  12. Both great blogs to encourage new hobbies ;-) thanks guys for encouraging us newbies!

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  13. Anonymous10:14 AM

    I love to hand craft things with yarn, thanks for the chance

    margaretannegibb (at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Cross stitching, costumes, Hexies.. everyday for all 3..

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  15. I am always looking for new hobbies. :)

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  16. I love sewing baby gifts... definitely my favorite thing to hand craft :)

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  17. My favorite thing to handcraft is always changing. Right now, I like making hexies, but I don't like sewing them together! I like making totes and purses for my daughter.

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  18. kimberly1:28 PM

    Nice giveaway. I like the candy corn bunting.

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  19. I like to make quilts.

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  20. You both are wonderful in expressing yourselves through your arts
    I love the clutch!

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  21. I love to embroider (anything) and make stuffies. I am gearing up to try out quilting! Wish me luck and thanks for the giveaway!!

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  22. Julie2:02 PM

    Cute little bag! Very inspiring blogs.

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  23. Any thing I or others can use in the kitchen.

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  24. I'm a cross stitch addict!

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  25. I enjoy several different hand crafts....cross stitch, embroidery, crochet, beaded jewelry, and sewing (EPP). I need more time in the day. Gorgeous bag! Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  26. I've sewn some purses and I've really enjoyed it! Thanks for a new source of inspiration!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  27. I love to sew hexagons! :)

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  28. Sweet projects! love the Star Wars hexies :)

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  29. I love hand embroidery! I haven't tried the hexagons yet.

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  30. I love to crochet items for gifts.

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  31. My first love will always be hand embroidery. My mother started me on it when I was 4. I am now 55, so I have been stitch'n for 51 years. But I also love to tat and knit.

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  32. I love hand embroidery! I've been doing it since I was 15!

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  33. I love DIYing jewelry from vintage pieces. What a cute colorful bag, love it.

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  34. Malia Young6:21 PM

    Right now I love sewing little toys for my daughter but I also do embroidery and knitting!

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  35. I love to weave baskets! :)

    Sue

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  36. What a great new blog, thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  37. I like to make sock animals by hand. It is a nice break from teaching.

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  38. I love any type of hand work. I am forever stuck on Hexi's, and hand embroidery.

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  39. Cute fold-over purse. I like scrapbooking, card making, embroidery, and quilting. Just started making hexies, but haven't made anything with them yet. I may make two great granddaughters a doll quilt with them.

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  40. I have 3 purses cut out, am working(slowly) on a Dresden Plate quilt, and making stuffed animals.

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  41. The kinds of hand work I have done has varied at different points in my life so far. Recently, it's been simple sewing projects and freehand embroidery accents on them.

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  42. Love the candy corn bunting. So refreshing to see a non-flowery design!

    Claire xx
    http://somewhereyonder.blogspot.co.uk/

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  43. The candy corn bunting is really a great idea!

    Maybe you find Star Wars bed linen you can use for crafting...

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  44. So hooked on embroidery but I love sewing as well. Great Halloween ideas!

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  45. I love to knit and crochet, but lately I've started dabbling in embroidery and I'm loving it!

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  46. Love the Star Wars hexies!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize! :)

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  47. I have plans to do star trek hexies one day! I love hexies!

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  48. I love hand making banners (: I made a star banner for my bed frame awhile ago and I thought it was loads of fun and simple to do (:

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  49. I love crocheted blankets! I have been doing much more crochet lately than any other craft.

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  50. That candy corn bunting is adorable!! I need to make one for our Halloween party soon!

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  51. I am a scrapbooker... creating great layouts always makes me happy.

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  52. I love knitting and crocheting - especially little animals or thread doilies.

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  53. Right now I really like making ATC's.

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