Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Collage Overalls and Winner!

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Thank you so very much for your sweet words about my book! I am back today to show you overalls I whipped up this week. You know who this is for, hehe! It's so teeny and cute I can't believe I have like a year to go until my little baby girl (←maybe) is ready to wear this.

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I have been in the nesting phase completely. I am constantly on the lookout for nice fabric print that would make cute baby outfits. So when I received Carrie of Such Designs' new fabrics, "Collage" for Windham Fabric to come out in July, in the mail, I went out of control!! All the things on my to-do list that day were pushed back to the next day so I could start making overalls with this awesome fabric right away!! Take a look at some of the prints in the line!

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Isn't it so beautiful?! I feel so honored I got this chance to play with this beauty before it hits the market. Carrie and I have been friends for years, and I've always admired her natural artistic talent. I knew the moment she told me she had designed fabric, it will be such an awesome line. I wasn't wrong at all! Colors on this fabric line are just so rich it's pleasing to look at. I love that this fabric line is great for both large and small projects. I can see it would make really nice bags, outfits, home decor items, but it would be great for small patchwork projects too. (Check out Carrie's blog to see some creations with this fabric line by her friends (They are amazing!!) and learn more about the line. Thank you Carrie for your generosity and kindness to allow me to play with your fabric!!



The result of the giveaway! The winner of a signed copy of my book is...
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Congratulations, Jessica! Could you email me your address? :) (I don't have your email address!)

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a great week so far!


45 comments:

  1. The overalls are so cute! and I love the fabrics. You are so right about the colors. When is your due date?

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  2. Ah, the birds! So perfect for the overalls!

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  3. I have seen peeps of this fabric line and I love it! Works perfectly or mini clothes!

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  4. congrats to the lucky winner.

    that outfit is so adorabubble!

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  5. The best dressed baby in Japan will rock these stylish overalls! Love the fabric. I will be on the look out for it. Have a lovely day, and congrats to the winner of your lovely book.

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  6. Oh, those overalls are darling. Your little will be the best dressed baby anywhere!

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  7. Oh, I LOVE that fabric! Have fun sewing for your baby while dreaming about the future with her...!

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  8. The overalls are so cute - and really, that fabric line is wonderful. How exciting! Making baby clothes is just so much fun.

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  9. Most adorable overalls ever. Ever! Love!!!

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  10. Those are just too clever and so darn adorable!

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  11. I am in love with the overalls...the fabric is just fabulous. Can you tell me what pattern you used? I would love to make some too! Thanks for your incredible inspiration...You are just amazing....

    Susan

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    1. Thank you Susan! I used a pattern in this Japanese book!Unfortunately there is no English version of this book, but it has a lot of diagrams/illustrations enough for most seamstresses to be able to figure out without reading instructions :) Lots of great patterns in it!

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  12. Gosh, no wonder you went out of control, the fabric is gorgeous. Still impatiently waiting for my copy of your book, a bit delayed here in the UK, but any day now............

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  13. That are the cutest little overalls EVER!!!!

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  14. Adorable overalls, the bird print works splendidly!

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  15. That fabric was made for you! You are the best at doing 'cute'!

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  16. I love the overalls. They are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. The cutest overalls ever. I swear =D Just ignore my deleted comment. Apparently, I was so excited by the cute, I couldn't spell overalls LOL!!!

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  19. Love the overalls. Your baby will be the best dress one in Japan. She (?) will be so lucky to have you as a mom.

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  20. Os macacõezinhos são encantadores! Os tecidos da Carrie: uma graça!
    Parabéns para as duas!
    Um abraço!
    Egléa

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  21. holy cuteness! These overalls are adorable and i am popping over to Carrie's blog right now.

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  22. When I saw the first photo I thought you'd done some very intricate applique! Instead Carrie has designed a very original fabric. Your overall is very smart and pretty at the same time. The fabric is great too!

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  23. The cutest overalls I ever seen and that fabric is perfect for them!

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  24. Utterly adorable overalls!
    Cottilello x

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  25. These are so cute!!! Thank you for sharing the link to your friend, too. Love her fun and pretty new fabric line...

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  26. These are so adorable. I have a feeling these will be well worn with the birds and the front pocket. You do wonderful work.

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  27. those overalls are adorable and i'm drooling over the strong colors with the strips of newsprint.

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  28. Dang! But I guess lucky for the winner.
    Ayumi, if I sent you my book along with return postage would you be so kind as to sign it? I am such a fan of your creative inventions and your patterns were the first thing ever I did outside of quilting. You are truly an inspiration!
    Thank you for all the confidence you have given me to sew creatively. My projects (I call them "Table Scraps" are donated to Animal rescue/advocate groups for sale and auctions and I have been able to bring in much money for this passion of mine. Thank you for your kindness in sharing your talents with all of us.

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  29. Adorable! Love the simple pattern of the overalls combined with these very fun dots and collage birds. It is a beautiful collection!

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  30. Hello Ayumi, this is Rosemary Bolton in Virginia
    congratulations to you and Joe on your soon new baby!
    I love your blog and I am so happy to know that you are having a baby.
    It is fun. Both of my babies are 24 and 27 and they are girls. Which ever you have boy or girl, it will be fun and wonderful. You two will be great parents!
    Love, Rosemary

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  31. Awww.. so sweet. love it. Yes, it's a simple pattern of overall with adorable fabric, they made a adorable, cute and sweet overall.. You baby is so blessed to have u n Joe as parents.

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  32. HAI AYUMI SAN ..BLOG TOTEMO SUBARASHIII..KOKO IPAI BENKYO DEKIMASU DESU NE..ARIGATOUUU..AYUMISAN NO BLOG IPAI MIMASHITA..WATASHI BRAZIRU JIN DESU..TEZUKURI DAISUKI,IPAI TEZUKURI O BENKYO YATEIMASU BRAZIRU KAITARA KONO SHIGOO YATIRAI DESU..WATAHI WA GOGATSU NI EVENTO DERU NI DEKITA..PACIFIC YOKOHAMA 25 26 O TEZUKURI BRAZIRU DASHIMASU..AYUMISAN KONO EVENTO DERU KANA??WATASHI NO BLOG MIGUI NO HO HATEIMASU ..FACE BOOK NI ARIMASU TEZUKURI NEUSA FACEBOOK NAMAE..KOKO MATA KIMASHU KARA NE..TOTEMO KIREIII BLOG..TUTORIAL ARIGATOU..WATAHI YOKOHAMA NI SUNDEIMASU DEKITARA BLOG NI ASSOBI KITEKUDASAI JA NE..NEUSA YORI

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    1. Hi NEUSA Yori, totemo ureshii comento, arigatougozaimasu! Yokohama ni sundeirundesune! Yokohama no handmade evento, zehi ikitai tokorodesuga, ikesouniarimasen. sonokoroniha onakaga
      sugoku ookiku natteirunode toudeha muzukasisoudesu (><) zehi kawaii sakuhin ippai hanbaisaretekudasaine! (^^)/

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  33. Hi Ayumi,
    I hope this finds you feeling well! I just ordered your book this morning - can hardly wait to see it!!! I have a new blog (thevanillayear@wordpress) and I also misplaced your mailing address! If you get a moment, will you resend to my gmail account? It's jomellenthin@gmail.com
    Take GOOD care!

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