Sunday, February 20, 2011

Stitch Magazine Spring 2011

Stitch Magazine Spring 2011

This is another thing I had been itching to share with
you! I can't believe how long I waited to post this!

Have you checked out the current issue of Stitch?
It's been about a month since this became available
on the bookstands, so you might have heard about
this a lot by now, but I still want to talk about it :)

This issue is, once again, packed with lots of
unique and fun projects that make me want to go
sit at my sewing table and start playing with my fabrics
right away. Did you know that, starting with this issue,
Stitch became a 'quarterly' magazine from a 'biannual'
magazine due to its growing popularity?!

I'm really glad that Stitch has been making lots
of progress to make this awesome magazine available
to many readers. For example...

1) We can now sign up for
Auto-ship program to receive this magazine
at a discounted price. (Free shipping within the US,
$5 international shipping.)

2) The mag became available for digital downloads here!
(Past issues are available too!)

3) A purchase of an individual project in
the past issues became available here.
They are now working on this - we'll probably
see more projects available for individual purchase soon :)


I don't know how, but I seem to be still surviving
as a Stitch's project contributor among such a creative bunch.
Coming up with projects for this magazine, making actual
projects, seeing them in actual magazines, and
hearing feedback.. each and every step has been
a bit intimidating, but I can't describe how happy
I feel about being able to experience all this too.
Stitch editors as well as many readers have been
very supportive of my work and I can't thank them (and you!) enough.

Stitch Magazine Spring 2011

This is a hot pad with chipmunk applique on.
Maybe letting this cute guy warm you up
isn't such a bad idea.. :)


Another project of mine featured in this issue
is the set of this kitchen towels! (Next to
my project is a felt pillow by Lisa that
made the cover of this issue! I love the pillow!)

Stitch Magazine Spring 2011

Making these was a lot of fun!
Of course you can find patterns for all the
applique in the magazine issue. I *might* have
some super exciting news about these towels
later, maybe in a few months... :D

Thank you for stopping by :)

I hope you have a great week!!


  1. I love seeing your wonderful projects in print - you are just so talented and creative and I have to get myself a subscription to this magazine but, as they sell it online as well, that might be the best bet for me. Congratulations!!!

  2. I've never come across this magazine in Australia (& I have looked) so it's nice to know it is now available online etc.
    Congrats on your lovely projects.

  3. These little towels look amazing, so much detail! Love the frill on the bottom. And the chipmunks by their tiny fire- v cute!

  4. I always purchase the issues you are in! One for me & I send one to my mom in Canada. Can't wait to pick this up!

  5. Wow, this must feel so amazing!

    Cant wait to hear what your exciting news is!

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  6. Love your projects, couldn't get the links to work...though...

  7. I am happy to see that you are part of such a great publication.

  8. I think I might have to order this magazine online, as it is not yet available in Norway.. Your towel project looks so great! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Too cute - though I would never want to use the towels. They're so adorable!

  10. Just wanted to let you know that the chipmunk hot pad was my favorite project of the whole issue! Keep up the great work :)

  11. Those towels are just about the cutest kitchen patchwork I've seen in a long time! Well done!!

  12. I really love your super adorable dish towels. Hope you will make some for your shop! ;)

  13. Awww, leaving us in suspense about the towels! I think those Stitch projects are gorgeous; your applique work is so detailed, Ayumi!

  14. Fabulous, as always! It is certainly no surprise to me that Stitch wants you and your great projects in every issue!! I can't wait to see what the towel surprise is...I have some ideas but I don't want to spoil it if I guess right!

  15. Oh how exciting! I love both your projects, but the hotpad with the chipmunks is just adorable! I'll have to get the magazine now :-)

  16. Love both your projects in this issue Ayumi! Can't wait to hear your exciting news.

  17. I can't wait to get this mag!!! Thanks for sharing with us about it :)

  18. Congratulations Ayumi! those tea towels are adorable...i would love to make them!

  19. Congratulations! Your projects are amazing!! I love all the detail in the kitchen towels and the fun applique in them as well as on the hot pad! Cool idea to put a fire on it! :-)

  20. Thank you for the information concerning the auto-ship program for this magazine. I have sent my order yesterday and can't wait to receive the spring issue. Your projects are great!

  21. I love all of them!

    sandra :)

    ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫♫♪

  22. Congrats, Ayumi! It's exciting to see your projects printed in each issue. Your applique' is so cute on the teatowels.
    Thank you for the information on web patterns. It's great that now individual patterns are also available.

  23. I got the auto shipment programme for my valentines this year I cant wait there are a few back issues I would love too!!! go you as a continuing contributor, It's no shock really as you are a super talented lady.... So glad you have been given the chance to show the world ;) xx

  24. Love your work. I bought the digital version of the magazine.

  25. I love Stitch, but I've only once managed to pick up a copy in magazines shops near me. I think I'll have to subscribe. Your work is so beautiful. You must be so pleased.

  26. I get such a kick out of seeing my famous friend in print - 2nd hand famous, that's me ;-)

  27. I love Stitch! I don't have a subscription but I definitely need one.



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