Playful Designs Blog Tour // Modkid

Monday, November 10, 2014

Welcome to the Playful Designs coloring book blog tour! In case you've missed the excitement, Fun Stitch Studio, a division of C&T Publishing recently released a gorgeous coloring book based on some of my most popular fabric designs, and there are even some designs on there that were never produced as fabric! You can read more about the process in my feature at the C&T blog last week.

Designing this book was such a fun process for me! And I am thrilled to be able to finally share it with all of you and your kids. In addition to 19 ready-to-color pages, this book also includes a tear-away bookmark plus lessons on color theory, color mixing and fabric design!  Below is a little preview of some of the pages included in Playful Designs.

For this blog tour, I've asked some of my favorite bloggers to share a copy of my book with their kids and show me their favorite colored pages. Of course, I had to partake in the fun, since my kids have been such an integral part of this process!

Sydney, age 10, chose this page to color and she says, "I picked this one because I love animals and I was sad when this design didn't get made into fabric. But now I get to play with it anyway!"

Sydney is referring to Arctic Circle, a design featuring animals generally found in that ├╝ber-chilly part of the world, like whales, dolphins, wolves, elk, polar bears and so many more. This design was originally created for my Heaven & Helsinki fabric line but was cut from the collection early on. I was thrilled to be able to breathe new life into it in this coloring book.

Sophie, almost 13, chose the Aromatherapy design from my Sanctuary collection of fabrics. She says, "I like coloring flowers because I can get creative with new techniques I have learned in art class, like Ombre shades." Sophie is taking her time coloring this page because she is quite the perfectionist. So, here we are seeing about half of her work-of-art-in-progress.

The Playful Designs coloring book can be found on our website here. I would be happy to autograph it and even write a personalized message for a special someone. Just let me know the name and details in the notes, when you check out.

Or, you can try your luck for a chance to win your own copy by entering the Rafflecopter giveaway below...

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow along the Playful Designs blog tour and see which pages were chosen by other kids out there. There will be more giveaways at some of these stops...

Monday, November 10th

Patty Young @ Modkid

Tuesday, November 11th

Susan Yates @ Crafterhours

Wednesday, November 12th

Melissa Mora @ Melly Sews

Thursday, November 13th

Heather Valentine @ The Sewing Loft

Friday, November 14th

Teresa Behr @ Dandelion Drift

Saturday, November 15th

Elizabeth Evans @ Simple Simon and Co

Monday, November 17th

Jenny Fish @ Sew Pretty Dresses

Tuesday, November 18th

Courtney Davis @ Sweeter Than Cupcakes


  1. If I win, I would give it to my daughter (age 6) who loves coloring books!

  2. I would probably give it to my daughter (7 and 3/4 as she likes to say)... but I think I'd want to color it in with her!!!

  3. If i win, id give to my friend....she uses colouring in books to relax :-)

  4. I have three girls and we all love coloring books like this!!!!!

  5. My daughter loves to colour and this is a great book for us both to sit down and do together

  6. I would share with my daughters!

  7. If I win I will give it to my 18 year old daughter! She'd love it!

  8. If I win I will give it to my 7 year old artist (daughter).

  9. If I won, I'd give it to my 6 yr old daughter. She would LOVE this!

  10. Hard call, but after I look through it myself I'm sure I would gift it to my 13 year old daughter who loves to colour detailed designs like these. Great idea, Patty!


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