Interview with Anna Maria Horner

on May 5 | in Interviews + Profiles, Products | by | with 558 Comments

Anna Maria Horner’s fabric is always a favorite in the shop, and we loved the clear instruction and fun patterns in her first book, Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing. Anna Maria’s second book, Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby, is hot off the presses and we’re already sewing away!

Handmade Beginnings focuses on Baby in a very inclusive way with projects for Mama, Baby, the Family and “Nest Sewing” for the home. It’s difficult to choose where to start with all of the wonderful patterns in Handmade Beginnings, but Cute-as-a-Button Booties are first on my list for our baby on the way! As we’ve come to expect from Anna Maria the book is full of beautiful color, clear instruction, excellent sewing tips and absolutely wonderful glimpses into family life in addition to the extensive offering of beautiful patterns. We predict you’ll reach for Handmade Beginnings every time you learn a family is about to welcome Baby home (and there are lots of perfect projects for the toddlers and little kids in your life too!).

Learn more about the book and enter to win a sewing machine sweepstakes (1 Singer® Confidence™ 7470 sewing machine, 5 yards of Anna Maria Horner fabric & a signed copy of the book Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby) here. That link also takes you to a page where you can download the cute Nesting Cubes pattern shown below! Also, be sure to check out Anna Maria’s blog for the full blog tour list with lots of opportunities to win the book.

Enjoy our interview with Anna Maria today (there’s fabric news!) and comment on our post for your chance to win one of TWO copies of Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby!

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SMS: Congratulations on the new, beautiful book!
Anna Maria: Thank you so much!!

SMS: We have a baby on the way right now, and I really appreciated what you said in the introduction about sewing and nurturing being a wonderful benefit to us as mothers too.
Anna Maria: Congratulations to you!

SMS: I know your pregnancy coincided with the development of Handmade Beginnings. Did each endeavor (growing Baby and a book!) enrich your experience with the other?
Anna Maria: Oh most definitely– In fact I had already agreed to do a second book -a quilting book- just about a month or two before I found that I was expecting Roman. As I wrote Seams To Me, I kept getting ideas for specifically family/baby related sewn goods, and just sort of jotted them down and set them aside. Then when I learned I was expecting Roman, the inspiration of being pregnant and just plain wanting to make these things for myself rerouted my book writing plans. It was a long difficult process to actually write the book as I went through the pregnancy, birth and newborn care of our baby and I would have so many bouts with exhaustion. But the inspiration to make a book that celebrates all the best parts about my experience won out over being a sleepy mama! Not to mention it was a bonus to be able to really feel and reflect all the anticipation and joys of having a new baby in the house as I wrote each and every project. I didn’t have to guess or think back to what those past days were like…. I was having them!

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SMS: It’s hard for me to choose where to start with my own sewing projects from Handmade Beginnings… A Baby-in-the-Hood Jacket? Some Cute-as-a-Button Booties? The Sixth Time’s the Charm Crib Quilt? Do you have a favorite project from the book that you use now with Roman?
Anna Maria: The Quick Change Trousers and the Baby-in-the-Hood Jacket have been used a ton, as has the Sixth Times the Charm Quilt- covers him every night. He’s already grown out of two pairs of booties, and now he pulls everything off of his feet, so I’m not inspired to make another pair now! Babies! But I am definitely going to make a few more jackets and pants for him as he’s growing out of the first few. I also think I’ll amend a few pairs of trousers to be shorts for the summer.

SMS: We’ve really enjoyed working with the different base cloths your collections were printed on this year (voile and flannel). What’s next?
Anna Maria: Well, I am excited to say (I think for the first time actually!) that my line coming out this fall, Innocent Crush, will include not only quilting cottons, home decor weights, and a selection of voiles, but also a gorgeous cotton velveteen. I can’t wait! We also have some new patterns in line to support all these fabric types.

Thanks so much, Anna Maria! Readers: Don’t forget to comment today for your chance to win a copy of Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby.

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558 Responses to Interview with Anna Maria Horner

  1. jill says:

    Thankyou Anna Maria Horner for introducing the voile fabric in so many great inspiring prints and colors. Great for summer clothes!!

  2. Jane says:

    what a gorgeous book! can’t wait to see it in the shops to have a good look at it!

  3. Giulia says:

    Please please please let me win this book!!! I’m expecting it ..the book! so I will be able to start to create my nest for my little one..

  4. Heidi says:

    What a great book

  5. Amanda says:

    This book looks so cute. I am expecting my second baby in August and have been looking for some ideas!

  6. Hi Anna Maria, I’ve been following your blog for ages now, congratulations on your new book, I can’t wait to read it! and congratulations on your new baby on the way!

  7. Stéphanie says:

    If only I could win that book :)) Thanks for your blog … hopefully that book will arrive in France soon !!


  8. Stephanie says:

    Oh, I would love to win this book!

  9. april says:

    Would love this book!

  10. Katherine says:

    What an inspiring book — I love the nesting blocks pictured. It’s on my wishlist at Amazon!

  11. Kristine says:

    Such a wonderful book.

  12. Allison S. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Lisa says:

    What a great book! With all my friends who are preggo right now I could definitely put this to good use:)

  14. Carla says:

    I cannot wait to see this book in real life!

  15. Kerstin says:

    I would absolutely love this book – so cute!

  16. Willow says:

    Anna Maria Horner has such a lovely style; I so enjoyed Seams To Me. . . I’d love to read this one!

  17. faith says:

    I own her first book. I will need to check this book out as I plan to have children within the next few years. It looks adorable!!

  18. Holly U says:

    This is such a sweet book, I’d love a copy!

  19. Debbie says:

    considering I’m gonna be a grandma this year(!!!), I’d love to have this book & get started on my own handmade goodies for baby & family!!

  20. Helen says:

    I just love making baby gifts! The first book is great and this second book looks lovely!

  21. Erin says:

    I love Seams to Me, and I’m sure that Handmade beginnings will be just as good! Can’t wait to get my own copy 🙂

  22. Laura Tawney says:

    I have two new grandbabies coming and would love some new ideas for making baby gifts. I just love Anna Maria Horner and her great ideas!
    Laura T

  23. kelli says:

    I’d love to win. Even though I’m done having babies, it seems my friends are not!

  24. Veronica says:

    I love Anna Maria’s work. I can’t wait to see the book.

  25. Ashley O. says:

    I really, really want this book!!!

  26. Maria says:

    this looks like a great book! I look forward to reading it!

  27. Michele says:

    This is on my Mother’s Day wishlist!

  28. Tara says:

    I would love to win a copy as there are lots of little babies on their way into my life!

  29. Kim S. says:

    Loved Seams to Me and I really want to get a copy of this one. Thanks!

  30. Ashley says:

    cotton velveteen!!! i can’t wait!

  31. brooke says:

    so sweet!!

  32. alli b says:

    Anna is amazing!

    Can’t wait to see the new line!

    alli b

  33. leah says:

    i would LOVE LOVE a copy of this book. I am due with baby #3 TOMORROW and my first two are 3 and 2, so we could definitely get some usable stuff from this book!

  34. Wynn says:

    I love all things by you, Anna! I would very muchto make something for my little baby girl if I win your book! Thanks so much!

  35. Leslie Schmidt says:

    Even though I’m 60 years old (how did that happen?) I still get all mushy looking at baby things and making wee goodies for babies. There’s nothing like the sweet promise of a new life.

  36. Alicia says:

    I love anna maria’s blog, fabric, and everything. And I’d love to win this book!

  37. Meg says:

    I would love a copy of this – will probably buy it if I don’t win.
    What a great idea for a book!

  38. sy says:

    the patterns are so cute love the bb shoes

  39. Blog it, win it, make it. What a wonderful world this could be.

  40. Rae says:

    I love yiour little folks voile. I sew for my grands and for me.

  41. Katie Holeman says:

    This book looks great. It’s making me want to sew up a storm for our little one on the way!

  42. Kari E says:

    i would love a copy of this book as we are thinking of trying soon for #2!

  43. Melanie says:

    What a lovely story and book!

  44. Susie says:

    I have the book, “Seams to Me” and would love to have this book as well!

  45. Tara says:

    Thanks for the great interview and the book giveaway!

  46. Amber Anderson says:

    I would absolutely LOVE to add Handmade Beginnings to my sewing room as well for continued sewing fun and inspiration as I LOVE her Seams To Me book also! Anna’s books truly are treasures to have in one’s sewing book library. Congrats Anna!

  47. Abbington says:

    I have a new baby on the way – this book looks just fabulous! I have ‘Seams to Me’, and love Anna Maria’s work.

  48. Rebecca says:

    I’d love to make some more things for our little guy – looks like lots of inspiration in there!

  49. Janna says:

    Oooh!!! Would LOVE to win this book!!

  50. Erin B says:

    would love to win this book!

  51. Leanna says:

    Always looking for fun projects to sew for little ones…our first shows up next month!

  52. Toni Coward says:

    Just beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

  53. Sarah says:

    Looks like a fantastic book! I’m expecting right now, so am really excited about new sewing projects to make in the next few months!

  54. Bonnie says:

    Past having more little ones of my own, but love to sew for other moms. This would be a great addition to my non-existant collection!

  55. Danielle says:

    I can’t wait to read this one. I love her projects and fabric!!

  56. Marcia W. says:

    The projects in Anna Maria Horner’s new book are pretty and practical. I especially like the Dad’s bag. My niece is having a baby and these projects would be wonderful for the new addition, as well as my two other little grandnieces.

  57. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this, I would really like it!

  58. Juliana says:

    I have just started sewing recently. I am getting married in June and the creative house wife bug has bit me Hard! I want to make everything! I currently have a beat up Brother Mini Ultra machine and am stunted with what it does not do. I am SOO thankful for it though. I don’t know what I would do without it. I am going to make Mother’s Day Cards with it tomorrow. I am excited! I hope I can win this. I have never been in a contest like this before. Thanks for the opportunity to participate!

  59. Lisa says:

    We just found out our 3rd child will be a girl, after two boys, and I am ITCHING to make some stuff!

  60. Megan says:

    This book makes me want to have another baby! Good thing there are plenty of babies to give too.

  61. Amy S. says:

    I am expecting in August and REALLY want this book!

  62. Melissa says:

    I love her fabrics! And that book looks to-die-for!!

  63. holly p says:

    Great interview. I can’t wait to see her new fabric line!

  64. Sarah Vee says:

    This book sounds great! Excited about the new fabric line too. Thanks for the chance.

  65. Brianna says:

    Aw, I’m 12 weeks pregnant and would LOVE a copy of this to make some cute things before the bebe arrives!

  66. LaDonna says:

    I love the quilt on the cover.

  67. Emily says:

    I would L.O.V.E to own this book. Anna Maria Horner is so inspiring!

  68. Pam Donoghue says:

    Chiming in to say that my August arriving grandbaby would look smashing in some of these outfits!

  69. tarabu says:

    Oh! I was perusing this in the shop the other day. *swoon* making photographs – simple and inspiring. Congratulations on such a lovely publication.

  70. Amanda says:

    I can’t wait to get this book. I’ve got a little one and my sister is pregnant, so it is perfect timing for me!

  71. Michelle H says:

    Oh I love Anna’s book and fabric and I can’t wait to add this title to my sewing library 🙂

  72. mieke says:

    just found out i’m expecting, so can’t wait to start on some cute projects!

  73. Kaylin says:

    I’m pregnant and baby number 2 is due in July! Ahhh, I’d love to have this book!!!! It looks so wonderful:)

  74. Love the book, can’t wait to see it- thanks for the chance!

  75. Katrin says:

    This book sounds great!

  76. Cheryl says:

    The hexagon quilt is so cool. I would love to make something for my grandson from this book.

  77. Ginger says:

    Sounds like a great book!

  78. Jackie says:

    Love Anna — love her fabric, love her books. Inspired by the way she embraces life …

  79. Kerry says:

    Is the pattern for the maternity top on the cover included in the book?? 🙂

  80. RJ says:

    This book looks like it’s jam-packed with fabulous little projects! It’s definitely going on my wish list!

  81. kelly jo says:

    Wow! What a fantastic giveaway!

  82. Oh that really looks to be a great book –

  83. Jamie says:

    I would love to make one of the quilts out of this fun book.

  84. Christina says:

    Anna’s patterns are great. I know a bunch of pregnant people having babies this year. THis would be perfect!

  85. Tricia L. says:

    I cannot wait to get this book…and see the new line!! Great interview!

  86. Rebecca says:

    Would LOVE to win this book- we are preggo with #3 also=)

  87. Elizabeth says:

    Ooh – how exciting! I’m expecting our second child (a boy!) in a few months and would love a copy to start working on little projects!

  88. Katy Yo says:

    I love Anna Maria’s blog and would love to check out her book, too. 🙂

  89. Christine says:

    Love sewing things for all 3 of my boys. Can’t wait to check out the new book!

  90. Diane B says:

    My oldest niece is pregnant with her first baby – I’d LOVE to win this book!

  91. odethina says:

    looooooove her work. i´m expecting, so i would be great to have it. ps. love your blog too

  92. Its_Lily says:

    Awwww, what new or expecting mom/aunt/grandma wouldn’t love this book.

  93. Casey says:

    I really would love this book!

  94. Rochelle says:

    AMH has the most inspiring fabrics and creative patterns! Love her blog too.

  95. Anna is my hero. I have Seams to Me and I love it! Her new book looks amazing…can’t wait for her new fabric line.

  96. Sam says:

    OOOOh, I want this book. That little hoodie is too cute.

  97. Julie says:

    This book would be so appropriate for us – our third child is due in a few months. It looks lovely!

  98. Debbie says:

    Would love to win this great book!

  99. Katie says:

    What a lovely book!

  100. Michelle P says:

    Wow-I cannot wait to get my hands on this book. I love Anna’s fabrics and she seems like such a genuine person.

  101. georgia says:

    I love Anna–she’s so inspiring!

  102. StudioCherie says:

    Oh, what exciting news about all the new fabrics this Fall! Congratulations on your pregnancy too!

  103. Jennifer says:

    This looks like a wonderful book! I loved her first book…


  104. Alicia says:

    Would love to win this book as I can always use a few more ideas to make gifts for my friends!

  105. robyn says:

    what a beautiful book! i have her other one, and would love to win a copy of this one!

  106. Elizabeth says:

    I love all of her fabrics and this book looks amazing! I’ve been eagerly waiting for it’s release!

  107. Emily says:

    I have a copy already and it’s the coolest sewing book ever! 🙂 OOh and I can just hope that when that new line comes out I’ll be as lucky as I have in the past to have “santa” buy me a ton! So exciting!

  108. faith says:

    This book sounds wonderful and perfect for our home right now.

  109. Sarah Z. says:

    hmm…maybe one more baby?!

  110. Cherie Wright says:

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  111. Lilia says:

    I am very interested in this book =) I am planning on making these projects for my first baby. We are expecting her any time now in the next two weeks =)

  112. Jen says:

    Looks like a fabulous book!

  113. Joy says:

    Looks like a great book. Lots of fun projects!

  114. It sounds like a great book! I’m in the process of adopting baby #2, so I have lots of time to sew for her!

  115. I would love to have this book for my collection.

  116. Kristin says:

    I am so excited about this book! I would love to win a copy!

  117. Claire says:

    Count me in!!!!!!!!!!

  118. Aleta says:

    Wow, those nesting cubes are adorable. I’m trying to get back into sewing and this looks like the perfect start.

  119. Julie G. says:

    Everyone I know is having babies left and right. I would love to have this book for presents!

  120. SofiAlgarvia says:

    This seams such a great book to own! The family is always growing, if it isn’t our children, it’s our nephews or our friend’s children, or someday our grandchildren! So… I would love to have one! 🙂

  121. Christine says:

    Oh my goodness!!! I loved sewing for my own babies and now my babies are having babies!! this book would be perfect as the modern patterns are sooo interesting. And Anna Marie’s items are so fabby.

  122. Bekah says:

    What a beautiful book, thanks for the interview.

  123. Kati says:

    AMH is my absolute favorite fabric designer. I love Seams to Me and would love to have a copy of her newest book. I have many pregnant friends or friends that have recently delivered that would love to have some handmade items from AMH’s bok!

  124. Suzie says:

    Congratulations Anna Maria – what a fabulous looking book. I am sure to spend hours sewing projects for my little nephews.

  125. Shannon says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

  126. Sarah says:

    This is fantastic! I would love a copy of this book!

  127. The cover photo is amazing- make me want to sew again

  128. rebekah says:

    I love everything by Anna maria Horner! I couldn’t wait for the book to come out so I could start sewing for baby number 5!

  129. MzTallulah says:

    Anna Maria always comes across as such a nice, energetic and loving person… and her fabrics are just gorgeous!

  130. Melody says:

    I love Anna Maria’s designs. I would love win her book. I always give homemade baby gifts.

  131. Amanda says:

    I have been eyeing this book on Amazon 🙂 I am pregnant with #2 right now and started sewing when I was expecting #1…I just love making my little boy something special and unique 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us, Anna Maria!!

  132. brittany says:

    love her fabric and would love a copy of this new book!

  133. I am a longtime fan of AMH and would LOVE to win a copy of her new book. Those booties are too cute!

  134. roberta sanderson says:

    The book sounds great, the chance to make something for baby that is really individual! Would love to win it !

  135. Pink Fawn says:

    Anna Maria projects are all so beautiful – would love to have this book!

  136. i love anna maria’s design style and her down home confessional style of blogging too…she makes following one’s dreams and being truly oneself, unabashedly attainable.

  137. Beth P. says:

    Oh, I love it! I am a grandmother of one, but with six children I expect LOTs more grandchildren and look forward to LOTs more sewing for them. I’m already loving sewing for baby Clara and would love more ideas and projects to do for little ones. Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

  138. Luciana R. says:

    We’re expecting a baby girl and it would be wonderful to make all these projects 🙂

  139. Catherine says:

    That book is definitely on my wish list! Thanks for a very informative review and interview with Anna Maria Horner. Nice to get to know her better.

  140. Laura G says:

    would love this to sew for my friends/ relatives, or myself if need be!

  141. Katie says:

    I so want a copy of this book. Not pregnant but have littlies and love the look of the projects. I will plan to buy if I don’t win…

  142. Silvia says:

    Thank you for this giveaway! I would looooove to win a copy. Please pick me pick meeee 🙂

  143. Julie says:

    It looks like a great book. Would love to win a copy.

  144. Bec says:

    I’d love to win this in time for our next baby!

  145. Paulina says:

    That’s great! I think there is some extr pleasure of sewing when you do it for a baby (either your or your family’s, friends’one)

  146. Mandy says:

    love anna marias’ blog. she’s such an inspiration. would love to win a copy.

  147. D'Anna says:

    Have so many friends who are pregnant right now – – I would love to make them all something from this book!
    Thank you!

  148. Brownie says:

    I would love to own this book! Seams to Me has helped me teach myself how to sew, and I would love to add this to my “collection”!

  149. bruinbr says:

    That book looks fantastic! I have a few girlfriends who are preggers right now, who would love a handmade goodie from this book! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  150. Tereza Peercy says:

    I cannot wait to get my hands on this book! I’m expecting my first baby this month and only wish the book would’ve been published a few months earlier so I could sport some of AMH’s maternity clothes :o)

  151. Katrina H says:

    I love her blog! It was great to read the interview, thanks!

  152. Lexi says:

    Another beautiful book I need to get a copy of!

  153. Melissa says:

    I do love this book! Huge props to Anna Maria, though, for writing a book while gestating and taking care of the rest of the family, and the business, and EVERYTHING!!! I can’t imagine how you did it all, but I’m loving the result! :o)

  154. Jiaying says:

    Can never get enough baby and children patterns and ideas! Looks really cute.

  155. Elizabeth says:

    Looking forward to seeing this book! I would LOVE to win a copy. Thanks for the chance!

  156. Katie M says:

    Would.Love.This.Book! Thanks for the chance!

  157. Jodes says:

    this book does sound great! Perfect for all the little nieces and nephews I am looking forward to in the next couple of years 😀

  158. Jeannie says:

    Would love this book!

  159. Melissa says:

    I have already been asked to make the blanket on the cover. I will be getting the book soon!

  160. ~Helena~ says:

    I can’t wait to get a copy, looks to be a great, fun book.

  161. Julie says:

    Anna Maria Horner is so talented. I would love to have a copy on her new book. I could make some fun things for my new son.

  162. Sorahart says:

    My library doesn’t carry her book, so I would love to just have my own copy! 🙂

  163. Laura says:

    I’m so excited about this book (and thanks for the new fabric news!).

  164. Tabitha says:

    This book looks great and has been on my wishlist since I first heard about it – would love to win a copy!

  165. stacy says:

    AHHH-mazing! Thanks for the chance to win such a dynamic book!

  166. Freda says:

    I would love this book! It sounds so wonderful!

  167. shugkz says:

    new grandsons and nephews are the perfect excuse to make adorable baby things. This book looks so inspiring!

  168. What a great interview and how exciting to hear all the options in her new fall line!!

  169. Deb says:

    Wonderful book giveaway. I think this would make a wonderful expecting gift!

  170. Mary Beth says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!!!

  171. Millie says:

    I love this! New baby in the house so perfect timing

  172. Marita says:

    My lil’ sis and I are such crafters, and we would love to be inspired by this book for ideas for our older sister’s soon-to-be-born baby!

  173. kim says:

    anna maria horner is the best. the end.

  174. Trudy M says:

    I will be a first time g-ma in six weeks. This would be a great resourse.

  175. kathleen says:

    of course I wanna win, great interview!

  176. Amy L. says:

    I would love this book to make things for my little girl!

  177. sulovessew says:

    the book is so lovely, i can’t wait

  178. Rose L says:

    Oh, my sister-in-law is expecting – I would love to get my hands on this book!

  179. Sudi-Laura Overstreet says:

    With a toddler of my own I would love to have AMH’s take on making things for my little man!

  180. Angel says:

    I’m expecting my third and would love this! My oldest daughter is trying to talk me into letting her make her own skirt, and she has helped with small things already…sounds like a fun summer project list for us!

  181. Another pregnant lady here (with plenty of friends with babies I’ve been meaning to make gifts for too) who’d love a chance to win this book!

  182. MsCleaver says:

    Non babies here yet, but I’m happy to stock up for when I do!

  183. Esther says:

    I absolutely loved Seams to Me and would love a copy of this one too!

  184. Mary says:

    Oh the fabulous projects to make with all those awesome fabrics! What a great book to inspire creativity.

  185. Ann says:

    Would love this book – thank you for the opportunity to win it.

  186. Amy says:

    This book is soo adorable. The projects are great for any new mom!!

    I “heart” you Anna Maria!

  187. Christie says:

    Looks like a fabulous book – I loved Seams to Me and can’t wait to get my hands on this one! I’d love even more to win one!

  188. Judy D. says:

    My first baby is due in three weeks! i’d love to win a copy of this!

  189. Kelly says:

    Love this book-such fun and usable projects!

  190. Maria says:

    Here’s hoping my name is picked!

  191. Mary says:

    My daughter is pregnant with our first grandchild…I would love to win a copy of this book!

  192. WOW–this book sounds wonderful! My friends are expecting and one day I would like a kid…so this book would be WONDERFUL! Great interview! THANKS:)

  193. Alex says:

    this book looks so cool – no surprise since it’s from Anna Maria!

  194. Meredith says:

    I am so excited about this book! And so excited to see Anna Maria’s booth at Spring Market. I am not expecting a baby anytime soon (gotta finish school…) but I know a lot of babies that would love some handmade things!

  195. Amanda says:

    I would love a copy of this book, I really enjoyed her first one!

  196. Rachel says:

    Just had a baby girl and I’d love to make some of these things for her. Great giveaway!

  197. Sarah says:

    What a great book — I can’t wait to see itl

  198. Rachel says:

    Ohhhh! Pick me! please, pick me!

  199. Allisa says:

    Long time fan of Anna’s designs!

    This new book is perfect for welcoming my best friend’s baby…

    Thank you so much fpr this giveaway!

  200. jen says:

    I LOVE AMH fabric and patterns … would love the book too!

  201. Kris says:

    I would love to win this! We are having lots of little ones in our family lately!

  202. Cindy F. says:

    I would love this book! I already enjoy “Seams to Me.”

  203. Kenesha says:


  204. Andi says:

    I’d love to try some of those projects!

  205. Jessica says:

    ohhh, yes please. I’m so excited to dig into that book. (And there are many buns in the oven in my life at the moment!)

  206. Heather says:

    I can’t wait to make some of the projects from this book!

  207. Ramona says:

    This book looks wonderful and I am always making gifts for babies. I would love this book.

  208. Amber W says:

    I’ve had my eye on that book and Im so excited for the chance to win it! Thanks!

  209. Emily S says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book – and what great new fabric news!

  210. Myrnie says:

    Oh what lovely fabrics- thanks for a great interview!

  211. What a treat that would be and just in time for Mother’s Day. The book looks amazing.

  212. Mary Jo says:

    So, “grandma’s” want to make baby things too.
    And I can not wait to see the new fabric.

  213. Michelle says:

    I would love to win a copy of this great book!

  214. Anna Bolster says:

    This would be perfect! I hope I win!

  215. Tina L. says:

    With another grandbaby on the way, the projects in this book would come in very handy.

  216. Laura says:

    We’re expecting a baby now too! This book sounds wonderful!

  217. Kim T. says:

    I would love to win a copy of this wonderful book!

  218. Christina Davis says:

    It would be so awesome to win this! I loved her first book!

  219. Linda says:

    Oh, I would love to have this. Lots of grandbabies of mine need pretties!!

    Thanks for the chance.

  220. KristenA says:

    I love everything about Anna Maria’s fabrics and can’t wait to get this book!!! And then go roll around in some voile! Yum!

  221. Holly says:

    Thanks for the chance to enter! Can’t wait to see this book! =)

  222. Christina says:

    I want this so bad!

  223. Jennifer says:

    Those blocks are adorable! I can’t wait to check this book out! And I’m excited to see new fabrics too!

  224. Cheryl says:

    This looks like a great book with such a great variety of projects:)

  225. kim says:

    Baby bearing days are long gone but nieces and nephews are very busy. Always looking for persons to sew for.

  226. I loved her first book and am so excited for her second, especially with all my friends pregnant or with babies. Thanks for the offer!

  227. carrie says:

    just paged through at the bookstore, and it’s just as gorgeous and inspiring as i would have guessed! thanks, anna maria, for the beautiful book and projects!

  228. YC says:

    Just what I need for my incoming little one!

  229. Jodi says:

    Looks like a marvelous book! I just love Anna Maria Horner’s eye for color and playful fabric designs.

  230. Caroline says:

    This book looks so fun!
    Due in August w/ our first, so I would love to win a copy! Thanks!

  231. Alisa says:

    The book looks beautiful. I’m not pregnant myself but I love to make things for those who are.

  232. elle says:

    Well, those little booties really are cute!

  233. Sarah says:

    Loved Seams To Me. Would love to see/make all the beautiful photos and projects in the new book.

  234. SuBoo says:

    Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this!

  235. Stacy says:

    Looks like another beautiful book from one of my favorite designers, thanks for a chance to win!

  236. Fern says:

    Ooh, I’d love to win!

  237. Amy P says:

    We just decided to start trying for a baby…this makes me so excited!

  238. Michelle says:

    Just beautiful, the colors alone make me want to dive right in.

  239. Tina C. says:

    I have a growing family and would love to get a copy of the book! I can make gifts for my friends, who are soon to be mommies too! Love your work.

  240. Terrific interview! Looks like another winning book 🙂

  241. Jen says:

    Oh I would love this book! I am currently sewing up a storm in anticipation for Baby #2 due in September.

  242. Jenna C. says:

    i love love love anna maria’s fabric lines! this book looks great.

  243. hilary says:

    I love all the projects in this book. i have been following AMH since Seams to Me. Her fabrics are so much fun to work with.

  244. Aimee says:

    sounds like a beautiful inspirational book!

  245. Jennifer says:

    I would love to win this book.

  246. yvette p says:

    More projects? That’d be a resounding “yes” if it means using Anna Maria Horner’s book and fabrics! =)

  247. Cathy says:

    Congratulations Maria on both your pregnancy and your gorgeous book!

    I too am pregnant (nearly 12 weeks) and I am just itching to start getting things ready for our new baby. I really want to do something special, and I am sure with the aid of your book, I will be well on my way!

    Thanks for all your creativity!

  248. Chas says:

    Looks like a wonderful book! My sister is expecting & I would like to make her some of her new ideas!

  249. Kaycee says:

    I have some AMH fabric just waiting for one of the projects in this book!

  250. Kate says:

    What a beautiful book! AMH is my absolute fave!!!!

  251. Jaclyn says:

    The book looks amazing!

    And cotton velveteen? I’m intrigued.

  252. Kari says:

    Man, would I love to have this book especially since I’m expecting!

  253. Kate says:

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this book! I love baby projects. 🙂

  254. Jessica says:

    Would love this book!

  255. Heather J. says:

    I just discovered that we have eight (8!) babies about to be born on our street; I need to get sewing!

  256. Laura says:

    With my next baby due in October, I’m definitely interested in taking a closer look at this book!

  257. Tina C. says:

    I’m so excited for this book! I would love to win it!

  258. Carrie L says:

    Looks like a lovely book. I can’t wait to see that velveteen!

  259. Rachel says:

    I am so in love with this book, and desperately need a copy, it all looks so beautiful!!!

  260. Melissa says:

    I love Anna Marie Horner and this book looks amazing. Thank you for the chance to win a copy!

  261. Heather K says:

    Love everything she does. Plus, a new baby coming into the family in June! I need this! Thanks!

  262. Angela says:

    LOVE her fabric…STOKED about this book!

  263. melissa says:

    looking forward to new projects!

  264. Lynnette says:

    This book looks awesome and timely! So many babies being born lately.

  265. Elena says:

    I love AMH’s fabric! I’m so excited for her new book; I have a 1 month old I’m dying to try stuff out on! 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  266. Valerie says:

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for the interview!

  267. anne says:

    I can’t wait to check out the projects in this book!

  268. Anja says:

    Great book! And there is so many babies around me still in their warm safe tummy-nest, and it would be great to welcome them with some of the projects from this gorgeous book.

  269. The block you are showcasing from the book look sweet. I would love to win this book and share with friends that are have grandchildren also.

  270. Sara R. says:

    That quilt on the cover looks fabulous! I love hexagons, and I need to tackle this project.

  271. Megan says:

    I’d love this book! I have a newborn and about a bazillion pregnant friends who need special gifts.

  272. Amanda says:

    I love Anna’s fabric and would love some inspiring project ideas. Although, I’m a little concerned that by viewing this book I may decide I have to have another child. Oh well…

  273. Rebekah says:

    This looks awesome! I am 3.5 months pregnant right now so this would be a great book to start with. I’m currently trying to decide on what projects to make for baby.

  274. Jacquie says:

    I love Anna~ Her fabric is gorgeous and I love her blog. Looking forward to picking up a copy of this book!

  275. Julia says:

    Anna Maria is brilliant! What a fun book. Thanks for the interview. And the contest.

  276. Bronwyn says:

    Anna-Maria is such a talented designer – her patterns are so original and now she produces them on more original fabrics!! The velveteen sounds delicious!

  277. duff says:

    that little stuffed dog is too StInKiN’ cute!!

  278. Julianne says:

    I would love to have a copy of this book! I am surrounded by friends, family and co-workers having babies in the next few months and have been looking for things to make them over my summer vacation. 🙂

  279. Kathy says:

    I soooooooo want to see this book. I actually just popped into Borders to see whether they had it. Sadly, no :-(. Which means I just need to win it!

  280. Erin says:

    This book sounds amazing; it would be great for the baby on the way in our house.

  281. Marta says:

    Great book! I love making things for children.

  282. the book looks wonderful. so many cute projects

  283. Katie B says:

    I love AMH! Her fabric got me started in quilting. I need to get my hands on the new book!!

  284. andi says:

    Looks like a gorgeous book.
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  285. Nichole says:

    Can’t wait to see this book in person, sounds like so many fun projects. Thanks for the interview!

  286. Lael says:

    I love ALL of these!

  287. susana says:

    I would love to win this one. I am a great fan of all her work. Thanks!

  288. Andrea says:

    Love her and love the book. I just can’t wait to devour it. Hope I can win one!

  289. Martha says:

    Seams to Me is such a fun book and I’m sure this would be a great addition to my collection. 🙂

  290. Nicole says:

    I love Anna Maria’s books and fabrics!

  291. Elizabeth says:

    So excited to get my hands on this book and start making some things for all the babies in my life…seems everyone I know is pregnant right now!

  292. Beki says:

    I super love AMH! I read her personal blog and just love her simple yet unique style. I am due w/my second baby in June and would love to be inspired by this book!

  293. DeDe says:

    Anna Marie Horner is my absolute favorite. I love her blog, her books and her fabrics!

  294. sarah c says:

    I enjoyed ‘Seams to Me’; now that I’m expecting my 3rd baby this summer, I absolutely know I would love ‘Handmade Beginnings’.

  295. Judi B says:

    Crossing my fingers and hoping that I win a copy. The book looks wonderful!

  296. Amanda W says:

    A new fabric line!! Oh, I can’t wait!

  297. Tanya says:

    Looks like a wonderful book!

  298. Shannon says:

    I have this book on my wishlist and I really like her patterns and fabric. Crossing my fingers! Thanks!

  299. Sonya M says:

    I am trying to make all my gifts handmade, so this book would be a great help! No more trips to the store for the same old stuff!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  300. bec says:

    oh, i am excited to try out the dress pattern- especially the nursing dress! i was bummed the other pregnancies because i couldn’t easily nurse with my dresses on. so i wore skirts. which was very tiring after awhile.

  301. Sarah says:

    Congratulations to you on the baby on the way!

  302. Laura says:

    I just had a baby and would love this book, it looks amazing!

  303. Regina says:

    What a great collection of patterns and ideas!

  304. Hana says:

    The book and louciouse goodies .. Sounds ymmy ..would love to win 🙂

  305. Robin says:

    My twins just turned 15 months old and I’m just starting to think about making quilts for them out of scraps of favorite baby clothes. I’m looking for the perfect pattern or idea!

  306. Nicole DeCamp says:

    Wonderful new book and the patterns look like so much fun! Thanks Anna and Sew Mamma Sew for the chance to win a copy!

  307. Mary says:

    Sounds like such a cool book! I think it’s nice that there is a maternity clothes pattern or 2 in there! I’d love to win a copy!

  308. jill says:

    The book looks fantastic, and I’m excited about more voiles — as a red head, most of the Little Folks ones were not in colours I could wear.

  309. Rachel L says:

    I would love this book so much – lots of babies to sew for! Love Anna Maria Horner!

  310. Andi says:

    I love the sneak previews I have seen of this book. I can’t wait to see the whole thing!

  311. Amy says:

    OH so perfect for my life right now. I’m due in October and I gave away most of my baby stuff afer the last one. This would be fun to sew away my summer with. Looks like a fun book.

  312. Melissa K. says:

    Would love to get my hands on this book. We have twins coming, and even if I didn’t feel up to my own sewing, I bet I could get my mom to do some for me! 😉

  313. Emily says:

    anna ROCKS! would so love love this book.

  314. Jackie H says:

    I love her fabrics and her new books should so wonderful, esp as we’re contemplating a fourth! 🙂

  315. Tammy says:

    I would love to have this book.

  316. Kimiko says:

    Oh, Anna Maria Horner. My favorite!

  317. Nikki says:

    I’m so excited to see this book! I’ve gone to a few different books stores looking for it, but no one had it in stock yet.

  318. SparklePetal says:

    Thanks for the interview, great to learn about this book. I’ve just come to the computer from sewing baby-welcome gifts, it would help to have a few more ideas to go to in future (and hopefully when I expand my own family!)

  319. Sarah S. says:

    I’d love this – just a couple of months to make things before baby arrives, but I’m sure that nesting instinct will help!

  320. Samina says:

    It sounds like a lovely book! I’ll have to check it out in detail. I’d love to win a copy!

  321. Cathy says:

    I love patterns for babies and children! They make the most unique and treasured baby shower/welcome home baby gifts because they’re made from the heart.

  322. beth says:

    How wonderful! Her designs are so beautiful…her patterns and her fabric are just so fabulous. I could really use some new sewing inspiraton right now too. Thank you!

  323. Shelly says:

    What a beautiful new book!
    I’m looking forward to sewing something wonderful.

  324. Lindsey says:

    This book sounds like it will be a lot of fun!

  325. Emily V says:

    The book looks great! I’ve been reading on Anna Maria’s blog about it. I love her colors and ideas. So fun!

  326. Erin Compton says:

    I am very excited for this book and would ADORE winning a copy! I love that there are maternity patterns included!

  327. Erica says:

    I have two close friends who are “expecting” and I need inspiration for gifts… this would help a lot! 😉

  328. Crissy says:

    I’ve been waiting for this book to come out! Looks adorable!

  329. Mom2Elle says:

    I just put this book on my wishlist, and I was so excited to see the Facebook post about the interview. I love sewing goodies for my own babe, but I also love giving handmade gifts to expecting moms. I can’t wait to check this out!

  330. Shana says:

    This book looks adorable, and as I’m expecting in July, it’s perfect timing!

  331. Anna says:

    New patterns? New fabric! Yipee! And I am dying to get my hands on this book!

  332. Kat says:

    I can’t wait to add this book to my collection!!!

  333. Kathleen says:

    I’m sure I’ll have to get this soon! I love her fabric collection and there are always babies & Mamas to sew for these days.

  334. Betsy says:

    I really want to make the hooded jacket!

  335. Rachelle says:

    oh what a great book. Looks very exciting. I pregnant right now, so how fun would that be to win. Thanks for the chance.

  336. Marilou says:

    So excited to see this book and start sewing some sweet projects!

  337. I Love the folksie flannel, but velveteen…..WOW!!! I cannot wait!

  338. Annika says:

    This book is at the top of my wish list!

  339. Morgan says:

    So inspiring as a mom and an artist…I love her work in general and can’t wait to see what she has included in her new book!

  340. Erin Waters says:

    I would love to win one of these books. I was bummed that it didn’t come out until May (just had my first baby boy in April), so I couldn’t make any of the pre-baby things, but would love to make some things for him now! Thanks for offering the giveaway

  341. KZ says:

    I have been waiting for this book to come out, it is on my to-buy list!

  342. Victoria says:

    OH, PLEASE pick me! I would love to make the projects in this book!

  343. Jessica Peppel says:

    I would love, love, love, love to have this book!

  344. Biscuit says:

    I’m a craftin mom and I would lOVE a copy of this!

  345. Jessica says:

    We have new baby (6 weeks) and would love to make some of these things. Of course, time might be an issue!

  346. Liesl says:

    All these adorable baby-craft books make me want to have a baby! Luckily all my friends are having babies so I can spoil them rotten with handmade gifts.

  347. Robyn Brown says:

    oh what great little beginnings!

  348. Jessica says:

    I have this book on my wishlist!

  349. Courtney says:

    I’ve loved Seams to Me, so I’m sure this book is fantastic as well. Thanks for the chance to win.

  350. Annette says:

    Aww! So cute. I just had my first girl, after 2 boys, and am LOVING the sewing part of it 😉

  351. Rosemary says:

    This looks like a beautiful book and I have many baby gifts coming up. This would be so welcome!

  352. Megan K says:

    LOVE AMH! Such beautiful fabrics and fresh ideas… I’m expecting in September and I NEED PROJECTS! 🙂

  353. Kelli says:

    Oh, I would love to win this book. I LOVE to spoil new babies and their Mamas with handmade gifts and I can’t wait to get a look at this new one. Thanks for the interview from such a great lady!!

  354. Lynne says:

    Oh, looks wonderful! I would love this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  355. lorchick says:

    I totally need to have this book! Win or buy, it will be mine! 😉 Due November 5 2010!

  356. Wendy says:

    This book looks wonderful–I love the hooded jacket!

  357. Kacey says:

    what a beautiful idea for a book!

  358. Beth says:

    i would love to have this book!

  359. Ellu says:

    Oh, what a wonderful experience this must have been to nurture a new book and baby at the same time!

  360. Desiree says:

    There are some really cute projects in this book! Expecting my 3rd baby in October and just recently started sewing so I’m definitely excited to sew some homemade baby gear.

  361. Katy says:

    This book sounds like it will be lots of fun and full of great projects for babies, both the heirloom type and the quick projects that are ok to only have them fit for a short bit of time. Can’t wait to actually get a look at it.

  362. Jenna says:

    Oooh, I would love this book and I have my 3rd on the way!

  363. Cari says:

    I can’t wait to get this book! I’m pregnant with baby #4 and need to get going prepping for her arrival.

  364. kate says:

    what lovely projects!! how fun!

  365. Ohh I would love this book!! I would much rather give homemade baby shower gifts than bought ones, and can’t wait to start having babies so I can make things for them as well! Anna’s blog is so cute too!

  366. Doris says:

    Thanks for the interview.. Sounds like a fun book!

  367. Erin says:

    I’ve had my eye on this book for a while. Anna Maria Horner has done a great job once again! Thanks for the chance to win.

  368. Kim says:

    Thanks for the interview! I loved Seams to me and I can’t wait to check out this book. There are a lot of baby showers in my future, so I better get sewing!

  369. Jessica says:

    Can’t wait to see the book (and the new fabric line!)–thanks for the giveaway!

  370. Shiloah says:

    AM’s new book looks fabulous! I would love to win it!

  371. @home says:

    oh Im following this book giveaway around….want it want it want it…thanks for the chance…

  372. Jeni says:

    ah, she’s my favorite!

  373. Another win for AMH. Now, if she needs some help sewing, you can send her my way!

  374. Pat says:

    Great interview. Inspiring woman! Anna Maria Horner is so talented and creative – I love, love, LOVE everything I’ve seen. We welcomed our first grandchild into the world on Monday, and I’ve been sewing up a storm before and after. I’d love to win this book, and thank you for the opportunity. 🙂

  375. stephanie says:

    This looks like such a fantastic book!

  376. renee says:

    i just recently discovered anna maria horner and am in love with all that she does. i am so excited to get this book!

  377. Jennifer says:

    What a great looking book! I could certainly put it good use right now! Thanks for the chance to win and for featuring it.

  378. Emily says:

    This book looks so fabulous!!!!

  379. Jody says:

    With 6 grand babies age 3 and under I just need this book.

  380. brenda says:

    What a wonderful book! I would love to have it!

  381. Mitzi Muirhead says:

    I have no less than 10 pregnant friends right now and 2 adopting! This book would get worn out:) Love all thing Anna Maria!

  382. Audrey says:

    I would love to have this book! My little one is still small enough that we could use all of these projects.:)

  383. christina says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. It looks fabulous!!

  384. Jeanine says:

    Looks like a GREAT book!

  385. marie says:

    I would love to win this!

  386. LauraJ says:

    I don’t have any babies but I love Anna Maria Horner and this book would be a delightful addition to my sewing library!

  387. Erin says:

    I’m working on a quilt with the flannels and summer scarves with the voiles….but I’m pretty sure those booties are calling my name too. 🙂

  388. bayoumama says:

    So many prego friends, and a new wee one on the way for us too!!! Perfect timing! Thanks for the opportunity!

  389. Pamela says:

    Can’t wait to see the book! Loved the interview!

  390. Kristy says:

    That book looks like a must-have. I am on my third baby and need some sew-nesting inspiration!

  391. Jan says:

    Great interview. Now, I need the book.

  392. Ana V says:

    This book would come in handy; I’m bored sitting around at home, and my first baby is due end of August!

  393. Lindsey says:

    I would love to sew that shirt on the cover!

  394. Eva says:

    The pictures are beautiful and the content sounds great! And after reading this I’m bursting with curiosity concerning the coming fabric collection!!! Innocent Crush! Sounds great! I’m sure I’ll fall in love with it as much as I did with Anna Maria’s other collections.

  395. So fun! I’m hoping this is my lucky post 🙂

  396. Bertha says:

    I can’t wait to pick up this book, the projects look amazing!

  397. Stephanie says:

    My two little ones inspired me to start sewing again – would love to have this book!

  398. qsogirl says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book!! I really enjoyed the interview, too. Thanks!

  399. Jacki Daley says:

    Would love to get this book. My little one is set to arrive in one week- but that won’t stop me from sewing!

  400. Nicki Ingram says:

    Would love to add this book to my sad little collection!

  401. Susan S says:

    What a fabulous book! I LOVE making baby gifts!

  402. Barbara says:

    So beautiful to shower a baby with homemade love!

  403. rachel says:

    I’d love to make some new stuff for baby #7

  404. D. says:

    I hope I win!

  405. Carmen says:

    I love that Anna Maria keeps printing on different kinds of fabric – it really opens up possibilities for sewing!:)

  406. Corrie says:

    Oooo… I want to win this book so much! It looks wonderful.

  407. Kim says:

    I have many friends and family back in Australia who are having/expecting babies and I’d love to send home some handmade love. Love Anna’s fabric and blog, this book looks fabulous!

  408. Emily S. says:

    Such cute baby ideas! I know 5 people that are expecting right now- including me!

  409. Jeanne White says:

    Love her fabrics and would love this book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  410. Julie says:

    Great interview! I’m drooling just thinking about the projects to make… thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the book.

  411. evylynn says:

    This book looks like so much fun!

  412. Meg says:

    This book looks beautiful and I can hardly stand the fact that I don’t already have it!

  413. Leslie Newton says:

    I love everything that is Anna Maria Horner. The colors are incredible and the patterns are exceptional. I live in Nashville and my goal is to meet her someday. She has accomplished what I wish I had done much earlier in my life (as I sit in my gray cubicle and type this)!

  414. Amber says:

    I need this book! I have two under two…and they sadly need some crafting love! Thanks!

  415. Mandy says:

    What a great book! I’d love a copy….there’s always someone having a baby!

  416. Cristi says:

    Those little shoes are the best! I definitely want to learn how to make them!

  417. Amber B. says:

    I love Anna Maria’s blog and fabrics… thanks for the chance to win a copy of her latest book!

  418. Cindy says:

    This is very exciting–I relly loved her first book–bought several to give away–I would love to win this book!

  419. Megan S. says:

    I’m due in June and have an addiction to all the tutorials on baby things. This would be a great first book on making baby things myself (rather than living vicariously through the blog world).

  420. amber says:

    oh! that looks like an absolutely beautiful book!

  421. Clare says:

    Oh how I need this book! Baby #3 is due this December… and sewing things for baby is one of my favorite parts of being pregnant!!!

  422. grace says:

    congratulations on the book! can’t wait to read it and try the projects out.

  423. Lina says:

    Great interview. She designs such lovely things.

  424. Grace says:

    Love Anna Maria’s books and fabrics! Thanks for a chance to win one of her books.

  425. Jennifer says:

    What a wonderful book! I’d love to make some of these projects for my little ones!!! Thanks for the great interview!

  426. Morgan says:

    Such great, useful projects! This is inspiring me to get sewing.

  427. Skye says:

    Beautiful book Anna! Would be totally fun to dive in a work on a few of those projects.

  428. JulieAnn says:

    How fun! I have a 4 month old, and would love to win this book! Mahalo!

  429. Kate says:

    I already had my baby, but I am sure I could find something to sew in this book. And there will always be other babies! 🙂

  430. Sounds like a fun book!

  431. Morgan says:

    This book looks so fun! I have a little one on the way, and an 18 mo. old, I should get some good use out of it!

  432. Sara says:

    I would love a chance to win this book. I love all of Anna Maria’s fabrics so I’m sure the book is fantastic.

  433. great interview. that book seems awesome!

  434. needlenose says:

    I’m so excited to see her book. I love everything she does.

  435. Emma says:

    I love her book seams to me …it was my first craft book and so helpful! Love her style! I would be thrilled to win a copy of her new book.

  436. erinmalia says:

    oh man, i want a baby AND this book. hopefully i’ll get one!

  437. Becky says:

    I have been busy sewing and welcoming new babies like crazy lately. Me being grandma age with no grandchildren yet; and all my friends becoming grandmas like crazy. I love to give handmade and I would love to have the ideas and inspiration and instructions on more fun to give.

    Thanks for the giveaway …

  438. rachel probst says:

    So excited about this book!

  439. Heather S says:

    Holy Cow, Cuteness. I would love to win. *Fingers crossed*

  440. Whitney says:

    this book would be such a great shower gift!

  441. Patricia says:

    My, I’m crazy about this book and all her fabrics… I’d love to win this book!

  442. Kristine says:

    The projects on the cover look so cute! Love the shoes! And love the fabric on the cover, too!

  443. Tiffany says:

    i love AMH!

  444. Jenny says:

    those booties are a must try in my book! really cute stuff.

  445. Amy B. says:

    This looks like a wonderful book! My sister is due in June and it would be wonderful to make one of these projects for her!

  446. britt says:

    I am excited to look at this book, though there is something about the hand holding the booties on the cover that seems off. odd

  447. Meredith S. says:

    Would love to win a copy of this book!!!

  448. Kristina says:

    I’ve been waiting for this book to be released!

  449. Katie says:

    This book looks so fun, especially for a mom expecting a sweet arrival!

  450. Sara says:

    Please, please let me win! I’m 9 weeks pregant with my first baby and I can’t wait to start cute little sewing projects for him or her!

  451. Lynn says:

    I would LOVE this book, and am so excited to hear about her new fabric line coming out!

  452. Elizabeth says:

    I love her first book, and would also love to own a copy of this new one. It sounds wonderful!

  453. Katie says:

    Oh new fabric!! I would love to win this book, if not I will buy it anyway!

  454. Anna says:

    weee! so excited for her new line, I have to check out her new book as well. 🙂

  455. Kat says:

    Nice interview! This book looks like it has great projects with such inspiring colors! I would be so honored to win this book. Thanks!

  456. Sandy says:

    I love Anna Maria’s blog and I know this book will have lots of great projects and inspiration.

  457. gina says:


  458. Kortnie says:

    I would love this book! I have her first one and use it so much. Anna Maria Horner is so talented!!

  459. mcregan says:

    Congratulations on your new book; I can’t wait to see your new fabrics!

  460. Sherpa says:

    Can’t wait to read this book, would use it for gifts?

  461. Ulrike says:

    If I do not win it, I will buy it ;-)) It just sounds soo good!

  462. Melissa Ann says:

    I have two little ones at home right now and would love to win this book!

  463. Desiree says:

    I am despretly waiting to get this book. My birthday is coming up and its the number 1 item on my list… along with tons of fabric, of course.

  464. Heidi says:

    I think her stuff is beautiful. I’d love a chance at the book. So many ideas for a new baby on the way!

  465. tracey says:

    I know so many babies and moms that would love to receive any of these gifts! So looking forward to reading A’s new book!

  466. Erin says:

    The new fabric line sounds wonderful! So many of our friends’ babies are turning 1 this summer and more are on the way. I already have a little girl in mind for those stacking cubes! I’m sure the rest of the projects are just as fantastic!

  467. Marilyn says:

    I would love to have a copy of this book. I am going to be a grammy for the first time. Please consider me. Thank you

  468. Hilary says:

    Lovely book! I am so crazy about all the new baby pattern books…

  469. charlotte says:

    what a fun book!!! cannot wait to sew up several of the amazing projects for my nieces and nephews… and hopefully my own wee ones quite soon!

  470. Marci Girl says:

    Oh…this book seems awesome, I am very excited to hear that there are baby boy patterns in this book…they are hard to come by!

  471. Molly says:

    Wonderful!! It seems like everyone I know is having a baby so I would love this book. Baby stuff is the funnest stuff to make!

  472. Beth says:

    Is the pattern for the dress on the cover in the book? It looks like it would be lovely to wear–pregnant or not!

  473. Theresa says:

    I’d love to get my hands on this book. With all the new babies showing up in my life, I think it would really come in handy.

  474. Rachel says:

    oooooh… I can’t wait to see Anna’s new fabric!!!!!!!

  475. Jules says:

    each interview with Maria makes me want this book even more! thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

  476. Aileen W says:

    i love her fabric and blog!

  477. Sara says:

    Yes this would be a great gift for a friend of mine!!

  478. Celeste says:

    With for children under four, I’m sure this book would provide lots of sewing inspiration for me this summer!

  479. ~Michelle~ says:

    Would love to have a copy of this book (Seams to Me is so great, this one has to be too!) – the preggo friends stage is just starting, this would be a wonderful resource!

  480. Heather says:

    Wonderful book, I would love to have it, expecting number 4!

  481. Jacinthe says:

    I do love so much all the work of Maria.
    and reading her blog give me a chance to practice my english comprehension.


  482. lyds says:

    i just bought seams to me a couple months ago and i am having a blast deciding which project to work on next and making them…I am working on the apron for mothers day! If handmade Beginnings is anything like Seams to Me Im sure its full of cleaver ideas with great fabric inspirations! Anna Marie Horner, Thanks for getting me so excited about sewing I dont want to do anything else…especially work and/or house work! 🙂

  483. Pamela V says:

    So many cute ideas, I would love a copy of this book!

  484. Dominique says:

    I love her stuff!

  485. Angela says:

    What a great interview! Velveteen?! 🙂 Thanks!

  486. Brandie says:

    Can’t wait to get a peek at this book! Looks fantastic!

  487. Molly says:

    so cute! I love making new-baby projects for friends and family.

  488. Cat says:

    Oh! I totally want this book!! I have so many pregnant friends at the moment and I want to have some of my own, this just seems perfect!

  489. sarah says:

    I’m in love!

  490. DebbieKL says:

    I’d love to check out this book – nothing better than pregnant mamas and little babies!

  491. Lorrie says:

    So many people in my world are having babies just now – this would be perfect!

  492. Rachel says:

    I love all of Anna Maria Horner’s fabrics and patterns! Can’t wait to see what she has whipped up for the littlest ones in our lives!

  493. Great interview! I can’t wait to see the book.

  494. Ana says:

    I heart Anna Maria!!

  495. Elaine says:

    I am so excited about this book! I cannot wait, thanks for the chance to win…wahoo!

  496. Bonney says:

    I can’t wait to see this book in person. AMH’s sense of style is absolutely the best!!

  497. Brooke says:

    What a great idea for a book! My husband and I are looking to conceive in the next month or two and this would be a great way for me to focus some of my sewing energy. I find that I have lots of WIPs without really having a clear finish line for them. This book would definitely help me see the end goal and put some purpose to my sewing.

  498. Jen says:

    Would love to read this book! Seems like I’m making a lot of baby gifts right now!

  499. Daisy says:

    I loved her other book, can’t wait to check out this one!

  500. Bekah says:

    As a new mom, I’d love to win this book! The projects look so cute!

  501. Jenna says:

    Love this 🙂

  502. Jeni says:

    Great interview, this looks like a fantastic book!

  503. Theresa says:

    I would love to win.

  504. megan says:

    can’t wait to read it!

  505. Amanda says:

    Ooooohhhhh! What a fun giveaway!

  506. Julie says:

    Would love to win this book!! I am 7 months pregnant and this book is perfect 🙂
    Thank you for offering it.

  507. joyce says:

    I’d love a copy of this book. Maybe for future great-grandchildren. Thinking ahead here…

  508. alison says:

    The last book is my fave sewing book – hope this one is as good!

  509. Ramona Burke says:

    I’m waiting desperately for my birthday so I can get this book…. LOOOOOVE her!

  510. eadaoine says:

    Nothing is more fun than cute baby projects!

  511. Catarina says:

    I love Anna Maria Horner blog.
    I wish i would won a copy of such wonderful book.

    I’m trying to have my second child for 6 months (unfortunately) with no success. Maybe the book will give me luck.


  512. Crystal says:

    Love the looks of this book! Can’t wait to see the patterns!!

  513. Jennie says:

    I LOVE her!!

  514. Serena says:

    It looks like such a great book. The velveteens should be fun to work with. 🙂

  515. Sara says:

    Anna Maria does it again! Babies, pregnancy, sewing, designing, she is the best! I can’t wait to add this to my library! Thanks so much!

  516. Jill K says:

    This looks like such an amazing book! Handmade items for babies are always the best shower gift!

  517. lucy says:

    love this interview! i asked my local library to buy this book and they placed the order!

  518. Holly says:

    This book looks so great! Hoping to win it, but will definitely buy it if not.

  519. Susanna says:

    yay! I love her work, and I can’t wait to get the book, because I’m expecting too! Exciting times.

  520. JJ says:

    Love it!

  521. L Heggelund says:

    Can’t wait to see the new book and the new line 🙂

  522. Jean says:

    Seams to me was the first sewing book I bought – i love it! I’d love to add the new book to my ever growing collection!

  523. Kristyn G says:

    This looks like a great book! I am 23 weeks pregnant and have been looking for some great patterns for the new baby! Thanks for the chance to win!

  524. I’m excited to see her next fabric line! Great interview!

  525. 4vs1 says:

    I would LOVE to get my hands on this book! Looks like a wonderful book!!!!! I am currently at home with our last baby (*sniff* *sniff*) and so I find myself wanting to spoil her with everything!!!

  526. Megan says:

    such cute projects!

  527. Krystina says:

    Oh I would absolutely love to win a copy of this book! It looks so amazing and there are so many babies being born around me right now, I know so many moms who would love a little handmade love for their babies!

  528. Melanie says:

    So many great ideas in this book! I love making baby things, both for my little one and for gifts. Thanks for the inspiration!

  529. Beth Lehman says:

    It’s so fun to hear from designers and to have a chance to win, too!!!

  530. erica says:

    I’ve been searching my local bookstores for this book and nobody has it in yet! I’m dying to look through the pages of happy colors and new project.

  531. Abbey says:

    Oh I am so excited to see that book! I love Anna Maria’s fabric and can’t wait to find some new patterns for babies!

  532. KristenO says:

    I am within days of my due date and would love a copy of this book – nesting at its best!

  533. Deborah S. says:

    Thank you for all of the inspiration! Us grandmothers get so excited to sew for the little ones too. Anna Maris’s patterns and fabrics are so beautiful and easy to follow that they are a joy to create. Can’t wait for the next fabric line.

  534. Lori says:

    Thank you for the interview. I absolutely love Anna Maria Horner’s ideas and fabrics. I can’t wait to get my hands on copy of her new book.

  535. Linnea says:

    This book looks awesome! Then again, so does everything this woman creates. Can’t wait to see the new fabric line and play around with these patterns.

  536. Alexis says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Anna Maria Horner and all of her creations! She is by far my favorite fabric designer so thank you for the opportunity to win her new book.

  537. Tong says:

    I love Anna Maria Horner’s fabrics, the new book looks beautiful! Looking forward to seeing all the gorgeous little projects from the book! Thank you for the giveaway!

  538. Rebecca says:

    What is this about Innocent Crush… a new line… how exciting! When do we get a sneak peak? Thank you for the chance to win the book.

  539. amanda says:

    What an exciting book and an exciting announcement! I can’t wait to see the new line.

  540. Shannon says:

    I love this new book! I have a new baby, and he needs a pair of those pants as well as those booties!

  541. Lorajean says:

    yay for baby sewing!

  542. tracy_a says:

    Thanks for the interview and the peeks inside the book and the mind behind such lovely work!

  543. Kate says:

    I just love Anna Maria and her beautiful creations! So very excited for this new book and all the inspiration it will bring.

  544. Brooke says:

    I want this book!!!

  545. Abby Wright says:

    I am so excited to see this book! I am now 10 weeks pregnant and have been teaching sewing for 2 1/2 years at a local sewing lounge! Anna Maria Horner’s patterns are a hit and I can’t wait to see what I can now make for myself and my baby to be!

  546. Andria says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book!

  547. sarah says:

    What a great prize! I’m sure this book is full of lots of great ideas!

  548. Gretchen says:

    OK, that book is immediately hitting my amazon wish list. I must have it! We just found out we’re expecting again, and the projects in there are so cute!

  549. Megan Lazzar says:

    This book looks so lovely! Thanks for posting the nice interview.

  550. Amber H. says:

    Congratulations on the new book! I’m looking forward to adding BOTH books to my personal library soon!

  551. Kate says:

    I love it — our baby girl, due next month, has a nursery outfitted with handmade bedding, curtains, and a chair covered with Anna Maria Horner fabric. Now I need a copy of the book so I can find some projects to use on the fabric scraps I have left!

  552. Michelle says:

    Fabulous book, I have so many cousins having babies, what a fountain of ideas this would be, and I love the fabrics and colors too.

  553. Maya says:

    This would be such a precious gift to win!

  554. amy says:

    I’m a crafty mama of five little ones and I would LOVE to own that book and put it to good use. Thanks!

  555. laura says:

    perfect for my nephew to be!

  556. Hannah says:

    Great book, so many wonderful projects!

  557. Mama Lusco says:

    Loved Seams To Me and this one sounds great, too!

  558. kasey says:

    i want this book so badly!! i pregs right now, so it would be perfect timing!

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