Scandinavian Stitches by Syko

Scandinavian Stitches

I’m so thrilled to be a part of a book tour of Kajsa Wikman’s new book – Scandinavian Stitches: 21 Playful Projects with Seasonal Flair. I’ve been a long time fan of Kajsa’s creation, created under the label Syko. She was one of our first PikaPackage participants (see previously) who sent in those beautiful postcards — can you believe it’s been two years since then? Kajsa’s line is growing beautifully, and although her focus is mostly on crafting, I am a big fan because she represents a modern craft movement that integrates both art and craft beautifully.

Scandinavian Stitches

Scandinavian Stitches

Scandinavian Stitches

Scandinavian Stitches

Her book is beautifully illustrated in her whimsical style – minimalistic in nature, colorful and imperfect in a perfect way; it’s a wonderful book to collect if you’re an avid quilting fan. The appliques were created based on her own illustrations (along with her daughter’s) and are colorful, fun and so pretty!

If you think that crafting is a boring hobby that requires you to follow exact patterns and instructions, you’ll certainly be inspired by Kajsa’s book – she shows how a little whimsy can be worked into that quilt, or that pillow by breaking a little of the rules. You’ll find that you’ll quickly be inspired to create your own artwork on fabric by following her instructions.

As a reader on Pikaland, you’ll be happy to know that Stash Books, the publisher of Scandinavian Stitches, will be giving away one book to one lucky reader!

Want another bonus? Kajsa is also going to give away a set of 14 postcards to the lucky winner as well, making it a double win!

Just comment on this post to be in the running and we’ll pick out the winner after the 26th of November!

*UPDATE: Commenting has now closed, thanks so much for participating. The winner of this giveaway is Jackie!

193 Replies to “Scandinavian Stitches by Syko”

  1. Paige says:

    Looks like some great projects!

  2. Sandra :) says:

    I’d love to win my own copy of that lovely book – my friend is getting tired of me borrowing hers, lol! Tonight we’re getting together to make Tomte dolls – it’s a Tomte craft-along!

  3. Eva says:

    I love the look of that book – would be a great inspiration to start some new projects!

  4. Phyllis says:

    This book looks like so much fun. Thanks to you, Kajsa and Stash Books for this chance to win it.

  5. Lisa says:

    I’ve been following the book blog tour! Not only is it exciting to read the different interviews and perspectives that each reviewer brings, but I get to become acquainted with these wonderful websites I never visited before. Kajsa is inspirational as an artist, a business woman, and a mother! I am inspired!

  6. Beatrice says:

    I love this book, please count me in ! Hugs from France.

  7. linda says:

    I think I’m gonna need this book!! Loving the cards too!

  8. Julie says:

    The tonte are on my must time to make before Christmas list.

  9. Marivel says:

    I want this book
    Great crafts.

  10. ohhhh, this looks so lovely 🙂 I could make my christmas decorations from it!! 🙂

  11. greedy nan says:

    I would love to win this beautiful giveaway.

  12. kat says:

    Ah oui !! Un très beau livre…

  13. LouAnn says:

    I love all things Scandinavian! Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Annalisa says:

    I’ve browsed the book on It’s gourgeous! Hope to win it!

  15. Elaine Maul says:

    This book blog tour has been great! A fantastic introduction to some brilliant blogs.
    I’d also love to win this lovely looking book, so thanks again for the giveaway.

  16. Lori Alrawi says:

    I would love to try some of the projects in the book. I’m in….

  17. AnnaDenise says:

    Can you believe that I’ve never been to Scandinavia and I’m SO CLOSE? Ridiculous. I am not worthy of this book, but I’m entering the competition anyways 😉

  18. Linda says:


  19. pam says:

    I’m giving my all to win this book…please, please pick me….fingers crossed….love, love this book!!

  20. Kristina says:

    I keep my fingers crossed… quite difficult to do anything like this, but maybe it helps to pick me 🙂

  21. cami says:

    I’m needing some inspiration right now! This looks like just the ticket!

  22. Bodil says:

    An exiting book from a creative girl – would like to win!

  23. janny says:

    The book looks lovely. Thanks for the giveaway.

  24. Lara says:

    So cute! I just had my first baby and this looks full of fun projects!

  25. Deon says:

    The book tour has been fun, introducing me to new blogs — like this one! Thanks for hosting it.

  26. linda says:

    Oh my gosh…instant craft love! This books looks wonderful!

  27. Sara Ojard says:

    Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. VickiT says:

    Thank you so much for being a part of this blog tour. This book is definitely one I need in my crafty room.

  29. Lindsey says:

    Thanks for playing host to the tour. It’s great to visit all these new blogs. Here’s hoping I strike lucky on one of them :o)

  30. Marianne says:

    I love this book! And you are right, it is imperfect in a perfect way. I couldn’t have said it better.

  31. Camila F. says:

    I’m in love! Looks like the perfect book!

  32. Kathy says:

    ohhh…the book looks like fun! Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

  33. Rebecca says:

    I love the quilted container project that I see in one of the photos!

  34. Meg says:

    This book looks so fabulous! Thanks for the chance!

  35. Her book is wonderful! Oh, how I would love to have one! Thanks for a chance to win! Hugs! ♥

  36. Stephanie says:

    I love her little houses the best—the book looks like enormous fun! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  37. Lauren says:

    What a nice book!

  38. Hannah says:

    What a lovely book. I am so glad I happened to find out about it.

  39. So, so excited about this book, love her work!

  40. Alexandra P. says:

    Syko makes so much beautiful things! Her blog is very inspiring, I would love to win her book… Thanks for the chance.

  41. se7en says:

    Everything about this book is totally to love!!!

  42. Linda says:

    What a cute blog. I’m hoping to win the book!

  43. sharon says:

    my eldest have just returned from their visit to Finland – sooo this would be an ideal present for Christmas i’d say ! THX for the opp to enter 🙂

  44. What a lovely book this is! So inspiring! Thanks for the giveaway.

  45. Kirsty Elson says:

    That book looks fantastic! Definitely on my Christmas list!

  46. Aubrey Tell says:

    This looks like a really great book.

  47. Mirjam says:

    Would love to win this fab book full of cool ideas, Kajsa rocks! Thanks!

  48. mariarrosa says:

    I would love to get this book. Thank you for the giveaway.

  49. Stephanie says:

    love this!!

  50. I’d love to win! Looks like a fab book!!

  51. Jo P-S says:

    Wow I love mini quilts & these look inspirational!

  52. Vicki says:

    It’s hard to find Scandinavian quilting designs, I’m so excited about this book!

  53. Bea says:

    I’m so enjoying seeing images of this book. It looks wonderful.

  54. Malealyn says:

    This looks to be just a lovely book. Thank you so much for hosting this tour!

  55. Joy says:

    This book is lovely…thanks for the chance to win it!

  56. Thanks for sharing. I love the look of the projects in this book!

  57. ella says:

    I really can’t wait to get this book!!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

  58. Julie says:

    looks great!

  59. Laura says:

    Can’t wait to see all the cute projects in this new book!

  60. Paula L. says:

    The book looks lovely! Please count me in, thanks!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  61. Julita says:

    I’d love to have this book! It looks fantastic. Thanks for the chance 🙂

  62. kelly says:

    oh yes please, i’d love a copy of this book,

  63. I love this book…was going to order it so I would LOVE to win it! Thanks Heaps!

  64. fiona says:

    there’s always something magical about things from the Scandinavia. i’d love to get my hands on the book n postcards. clever Kajsa! 🙂

  65. SheilaC says:

    I would love a copy of this book!

    Thank you!


  66. colleen says:

    I would love this book. what beautiful pictures!

  67. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    Would really love to win this book!

  68. See Ming says:

    Totally inspiring!! I want this book very much! Thanks Pikaland for this chance to win!

  69. Lucie says:

    The book looks so wonderful. I would love to have it!
    Lucie (

  70. Becky S says:

    I would love to win Kajsa’s beautiful book!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  71. trixi says:

    Such a fun looking book it would be great to add to my collection! Enjoying the book blog tour also and discovering new and exciting blogs.

  72. MelodyJ says:

    The pictures from this book look and very interresting.


  73. Tong says:

    love the book! everything looks so cute! thanks for the chance to win!

  74. Susi says:

    A wonderful lesson to always remember that simple is beautiful. ___

  75. Alison says:

    Fabulous looking book

  76. Gill says:

    I’d love to win a copy of this book!
    Kajsa’s work is just wonderful

  77. Herta says:

    The book looks soooo beautiful, would love to get my hands on a copy and try some of the projects.

  78. Alison says:

    Thanks for drawing our attention to this lovely looking book

  79. Fiona says:

    I’ve been following Kajsa’s work for ages and would love to own her book!

  80. maaike says:

    this book looks wonderful.. great projects, beautiful lay-out.. a true wanna-have.
    thank you for the tip!

  81. Maureen says:

    Oohhh what a beautiful present…

    LOVE it!


  82. KaHolly says:

    Kajsa’s has always been a favorite of mine!! I am so proud of her!! Thanks for this opportunity. ~karen

  83. monica lee says:

    I can’t wait to see this book in person! I would love to win a copy too!

  84. Olga says:

    I would really love to win this one!
    oboskovic at gmail dot com

  85. Kathryn says:

    This looks like a great book!

  86. Thank you for entering me for a chance to win! What a lovely book 🙂

  87. Deb says:

    Everything I’ve seen in this book looks so delightful and whimsical. I’d love to give a lot of the crafts a try. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  88. Silvia says:

    Thank you!!! What a wonderful giveaway!!! I love this artist, and this book looks great!!! 🙂

  89. Gali says:

    the giveaway sounds great. 🙂

  90. Tanya says:

    Would love a chance to win Kajsa’s new book!

  91. MadameRenard says:

    oh, all projects in the book seem lovely!
    thank you for the giveaway!

  92. MArgie says:

    This book looks great! My fingers are crossed!!

  93. Sylvie says:

    This book looks very inspiring, I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway!

  94. Tara says:

    so lovely, so fresh! i would love to see more..
    thanks for the opportunity x

  95. Laila says:

    I just ordered this book, cant wait to get it in the mail!! I’d love the cards, lovely!

  96. nova says:

    sigh i just adore Kajsa’s style and i’m so excited she has made this book! Yay!

  97. Patti Fawcett says:

    I love anything Scandinavian since my mom is Swedish! I’d love to win. I hope I do!

  98. Melissa says:

    I would love to win this book. It would totally make my week. Thanks for the giveaway.

  99. Bevolee says:

    Oooh so pretty! I would love to get my mits on it!


  100. Lyn says:

    I absolutely love the book! Kajsa is very creative and talented!

  101. Lisa says:

    Please, please I hope I get lucky & get a copy of this wonderful book! It looks amazing & I’d love to try these projects.

  102. Dolores says:

    I love Kajsa’s work. It’s so fresh looking. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  103. Melissa says:

    This book looks simply divine.

  104. Chiara says:

    Oh, this looks like a magnificent book! I’d love to win a copy.

  105. Wowza! how awesome. just love it.

  106. beingvfox says:

    looks so lovely!!!

  107. Robyn says:

    I would love to win this… it looks amazing!

  108. Gay says:

    Wow it would be great to win this book in time for Christmas!

  109. Susan says:

    What a lovely book- must get one SOMEHOW!!

  110. Karen Hockom says:

    That book has so many fun projects! Would love to win it!

  111. KAREN says:

    Please count me in!

  112. Audrey R says:

    I’m no stranger to the fiber arts, but I having seriously been thinking of getting into quilting. This would be amazing as I love love love syko’s whimsical eye! the postcards are adorable too!

  113. aijung says:

    i love scandinavian style! this book looks lovely!

  114. duff says:

    I’m just loving all the interviews and new blogs to explore! thank for hosting this giveaway and please count me in to win!

  115. Susan Spiers says:

    WOW! This book sounds amazing! Thanks a bunch!

  116. Gail Walker says:

    super sweet! I am buying a copy for my crafty sister Nancy, but would love a copy for my own creative library. Stash Books are publishing some fantastic creative expressions! Craft and recycle on!

  117. jm says:

    I would love to win anything of Kasja’s!

  118. Another splendid book to add to my Christmas list!

  119. ottavia says:

    lovely lovely lovely!

  120. Ana says:

    LOVELY! lovely! lovey!!!!!!

  121. Rachael says:

    oh this book looks lovely, i hope i win it

  122. Angela says:

    this looks lovely!

  123. Marieke Bos says:

    What a wonderful give away! The book looks amazing, I’d love to have a copy.

  124. Mariel says:

    Beautiful book & projects. I would love to win it!

  125. Sara says:

    This is just marvelous.
    Thank you for the chance 🙂

  126. Fanny says:

    Lovely artful stitchings and drawings bound together! I am excited to try my hand at receiving one of these delights~

  127. Thanks for putting my name in for this great book!

  128. Heather S says:

    What a lovely book, I would la la la LOVE to win!

  129. Dia says:

    Great! I need some new ideas for my home 🙂

  130. Niki says:

    What a lovely prize! 🙂

  131. elle says:

    Oh, me please!

  132. Darcy says:

    i love love LOVE this <3

  133. Louise says:

    I would be so thrilled to win this! Thank you so much. =)

  134. Jacqui says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book!

  135. Nicolette says:

    Thanks for a chance to win Kajsa’s book or her lovely postcards. I’m a fan of her work for some years now!

  136. jodi says:

    What a prize! That book looks like it could inspire anyone into fabric arts!

  137. The book looks lovely – I’ll be crossing my fingers.

  138. Crafty time with this beautiful book

  139. Melanie Martin says:

    Love the book. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

  140. Louise says:

    What an inspiring book, would love to have a copy!

  141. It is always fun to see Scandinavian whimsy—this is great stuff and as I am new to sewing crafts, I would love to win this one.

  142. mus says:

    would looove to have a copy of this book!

  143. Delphie says:

    Ouh!! 🙂 this is lovely!

  144. Oh, I love Scandinavian stuff! I grew up in a home filled with Danish modern decor and as an adult it feels so homey!

    Thanks for offering such a fun giveaway!

  145. Allison Baker says:

    I’m so excited for Kajsa’s book. Thanks for the great review!

  146. ~Heather says:

    I don’t think I really need any more holiday projects and inspiration (so many projects already!), but what a beautiful read and make come January!

  147. Tracey says:

    Hi, would so love a copy of this marvellous book!

  148. What a colorful and fun looking book. Thanks for sharing a few sneak peeks!

  149. ladypajama says:

    what a great looking book. I hope i win.

  150. This book looks fantastic, beautiful bright projects, just right for dreary winter days…

  151. barbara says:

    i hope i win 🙂

  152. Doga Ari says:

    I can’t decide if love the book or the cards better than the other : )

  153. What an exciting blog tour and book. Count me in please xx

  154. Would love to win — this book looks great!

  155. A HUGE Fan Of The Book says:

    I absolutely adore this book! I know i’ll treausure this for years to come. The work is brilliantly beautiful and its done with such love, too. Everything’s so inspiring and its great to know where you get your ideas from, Kajsa. Cant wait to start on more projects with my daughter! xo

  156. Nellie says:

    All those projects are so adorable and amazing! :: crossing my fingers ::

  157. tali says:

    wowowow – the book looks great!!

  158. Nancy Wilson says:

    What a fabulous book. Love to be in the running for this one!

  159. marie mille says:

    Looks beautiful, would love to win and play with it.

  160. catherine says:

    I’ve wanted this book ever since seeing the cover! Loving the chance to look inside xx

  161. Gemma says:

    Would love this book it looks great!

  162. marina aizen says:

    Hello everyone!
    I would love to have this beautiful book at home and also the incredible and sweet postcards!!! 😉 I am an illustrator who has been recently been researching about stitching, embroidering and felting… I think this would be a nice add to my biblioteque!!! 😉
    Hope I can win this! (I’ve never won anything!).

    cheers for everyone!

  163. babs says:

    i love scandanavian style. pick me! 🙂

  164. This book looks lovely ! I think it will be on my list for Christmas !

  165. jackie says:

    I’ve been a fan of Kajsa from the get-go! So exciting that she has a book now, and I would certainly be thrilled to have this on my bookshelf and in my studio!

  166. WandaFish says:

    I’m loving this blog tour – it’s so nice to find out more about creative people and also to discover new blogs. This book is definitely on my Christmas list and the cards look gorgeous too. Thanks for the chance to win.

  167. sherri s. says:

    Oooh, so exciting! This book looks amazing—Christmas wish list, perhaps! Thanks!

  168. Sofia says:

    Just love it! And I want it! 😉

  169. Johanna says:

    Love Kajsa’s work!
    And I’ve actually met her last year when I bought her cards in a trade fair =)

  170. Noelle Powers says:

    I love the simple line drawings and illustrations in this book – makes me think I can do it to.

    thanks for the giveaway.

  171. Paula Bohan says:

    Such a pretty book! I would love to win a copy. Thank you for the giveaway!

  172. Yvonne Koo says:

    Looks like a great book!! I really like the drawings and combination of diys. Very inspiring, I wish I saw this post earlier… I needed some inspiration.

  173. Wehaf says:

    The illustrations are marvelous; I can see how they’d translate beautifully to whimsical fabric projects.

  174. Beth says:

    Oh, I think you should pick me!! I adore Syko and this book looks amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  175. Margaret says:

    Lovely book! I’ve got my fingers crossed.

  176. Jen says:

    woowwww… choose meee

  177. Jen says:

    id love to get my hands on this. 🙂

  178. mel says:

    this would be the perfect way to spend the cold dark winter night here in the UK!!

  179. KAREN says:

    oh please count me in!

  180. baukje says:

    So glad that I am not too late, would love to win the copy. the designs are gorgeous and so are the cards!!!!!!

  181. Hyewon says:

    Could this be what that fortune cookie was talking about? One can only hope!

  182. Leisa says:

    So lovely!!! I would be soooo grateful to win a copy! Thank you for the opportunity! : )

  183. hetti says:

    Love the simplicity and quirky nature of the content of this book and your blog. Thanks

  184. Maxine says:

    I’d love to win a copy. Please enter me!

  185. Janet K says:

    This book is on my wish list! Thanks for the chance to win!

  186. Anna says:

    Thanks for this chance – it’s a lovely book 😉

  187. Hi Amy!
    this book looks so lovely!!!!!
    Definitely on my wish list!

    Happy thanksgiving!

  188. Laurita says:

    WOW sounds an amazing book! I´d love to do all these projects!

  189. claire says:

    love this. but do I keep it for myself or gift it to my oh so crafty and OH SO Scandinavian aunt??

  190. Kim S. says:

    Love this book.

  191. Sharon says:

    Such great style!

  192. Deidre says:

    Love this book — thanks for the chance to win!

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