Saturday, April 5, 2014

You've Got Mail Wall Pocket in Patchwork Please!


You've-Got-Mail Wall Pocket in my book, "Patchwork, Please!" published in April last year.


Thank you so very much for all of you who have been very supportive of my patterns!!

I can't possibly describe how much happiness, encouragement, 
and support from you makes my day. 
Without good friends like you, I would be lonely.

I hope you have a beautiful weekend wherever you are!

Much Love!

Ayumi


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Quilty Fun Sew Along: Bumble Bee Block


Welcome to the second to last stop of the blog tour for Quilty Fun Sew Along

I made a bumble bee block which will be a label for your quilt. 
Lori's instruction was so clear and great I was able to put it together fairly quickly. 

It is such an adorable pattern! You will have so much fun making it!


The cutting instruction + embroidery template PDF can be downloded here, but
you will still need the book, Quilty Fun, to get the main instruction to make it. 

As you know, there are some great prizes for you if you sew along and post your
progress in this Flickr group.

One winner will receive a packet of Alphabitties, and
 two winners will receive a 10” stacker of Vintage Happy

The three winner will be chosen from the pool of submissions on the Flickr group 
and will be announced on the Jolly Jabber on the following Monday.

Good luck everyone!

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The winner of the giveaway on my last post is...
Pierro of Rosemary B!

Congratulations, Rosemary!! I will contact you soon!

I so appreciate every one of you who kindly shared your tricks/tips
to find the time to sew. I am sorry I am not able to reply to all of you.
Squeezing in some sewing time in the day has become difficult for me
now that my baby girl has so much energy to crawl around everywhere.
I guess I'll have to get better at time management!


  

Monday, March 17, 2014

Great Granny Squared by Lori Holt

Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet has written two amazing books!! 
I bet you have heard about them already somewhere in blogland!
In fact, many of you must be sewing along with her first book, Quilty Fun by now :)

Lori is an extremely talented, generous, and warm-hearted person I feel very lucky 
to call my friend. Ever since I discovered her lovely blog, I have been a huge fan of her.
I use her beautiful fabric in so many of my projects, including the bag I showed you
last time and several projects in my book. I have a lot of her tutorials bookmarked
and have used some to make gifts for friends too.

She has this special skill to make me want to do everything
she does, so it was very exciting to hear about her books for Fat Quarter Shop!
I love her aesthetics and how she can manage to create fun patterns
without any difficult techniques involved. These two books are such great representatives 
of her lovely work. I just love them!

I am very happy to be part of the book tour for both her books. 
(I will be hosting a stop for Quilty Fun blog tour in a week! Eek!)

Today I would like to offer a copy of her new book, Great Granny Squared 
for one of my lovely readers!

In order to enter this giveaway, please leave a comment telling me about
your trick to find the time to sew! 
I would especially appreciate to hear this if you have managed to
sew with young children at home. 

The giveaway will be open til the 22nd. I will be back to announce
a lucky winner on Monday.



Sunday, March 2, 2014

Patchwork Tsushin No.179


This is a diaper bag I made for my second baby diary for Patchwork Tsushin. 
I had a lot of fun mixing some of my favorite fabrics for the triangle patchwork parts.



I really like how big it is because I have so many things to carry with me now like 
solid food, books, and toys. 


This is the cover of the newest Patchwork Tsushin (No.179) 
This issue is full of lovely and modern projects! It is all in Japanese, but if you get a chance to
leaf through this magazine, I hope you will check out Honoka on this page, hehe :)


I have several extra copies in stock if you would like. 
It is available here in my shop!

Hope you have a lovely week!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Winner!

Thank you for everyone who entered the giveaway of the book, Quilting with a Modern Slant.

The random number generator's choice was 14. 


That means the winner is Jenny!


Congrats, Jenny!

I will contact you shortly!