Saturday, November 2, 2013

Baby Diary in Patchwork Tsushin


I have tons of things I forgot to blog about! I finally got around to taking some pictures, so here we go! This plastic bag dispenser above was made for Cotton Time magazine, No.110, (Japanese magazine). I remember having lots of fun paper-piecing those small bag blocks although at the time, I was hugely pregnant.


Cotton Time has been around since I was little, so it was really cool to see my name in it. Thanks to the editor who kindly invited me to contribute for the patchwork section.


You can buy Cotton Time magazines at superbuzzy here :)

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Next up is this great book compiled by the lovely Tricia Waddell. I am honored that several of my past projects for Stitch are featured in it including these:



This is such a nice book with a collection of all sorts of different bags. I definitely have to make the bag on the cover made by Malka. It's amazing, isn't it?

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Thanks to friends who tagged me on Instagram to let me know about my project being featured in this issue of Mollie Makes, a really inspirational magazine published in England.


It is the apron I made for my book. Pretty cool to see it in this mag!

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Lastly, this is the newest issue of Patchwork Tsushin, Japanese magazine. I don't have any project in it but...


In the preview section on the last page of the mag, between super famous stars in Japanese craft world  is a little name that may look familiar to you. The line translates.. "ayumi's baby diary". That would be..... me!! I will be sharing my baby diary in this awesome magazine along with some sewing projects for babies for one year starting the issue coming out next month. This idea was brought up by the amazing editor of Patchwork Tsushin way before Honoka was born. I have been into baby sewing almost exclusively, so it didn't take me a moment to make a decision, though I admit I was a bit intimidated!

I can't wait to see this little one's picture in my favorite Japanese quilt magazine! I will talk more about it once the next issue comes out. You can score Patchwork Tsushin at supperbuzzy here or subscribe it directly from the publisher here. This magazine will not disappoint! (It always comes with some nice extras too! The current issue includes a 2014 calendar featuring beautiful quilts!)

Ok, I thought I was going to do short blogposts lol. Well...next time!!
Thanks for putting up with me!


36 comments:

  1. I'm not surprised that all these magazines/books want your projects, they are really lovely!

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    1. Such a sweet thing to say! Thanks Julia!

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  2. Congrats on getting in the books and magazines. That recycle bag is awesome! I love the pleat bag, and I am on board with the making the one in the magazine too. It's fab.

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  3. Wow! Such amazing feats! But really, it's not surprising at all:DD hehehe 'ayumi's baby diary' sounds adorable already!=^.^=

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    1. And I just realized that your name is listed just below Suzuko Koseki! Weeee~! o(^▽^)o

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  4. Ayumi's Baby Diary sounds like such a fun project!

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  5. You are becoming the most famous patch crafter in the world! Congrats on your new project!

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  6. That's fantastic Ayumi, that your beautiful works are in the magazines! Can't wait to see what fun you will sew for babies! x Teje

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  7. Congrats on touring the world in print :o) Mr Penguin looks less excited about becoming a model though ;o)

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  8. How lovely, what great places to see your name in!

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  9. Well deserved recognition. Your work is impeccable but your greatest accomplishment is creating that beautiful baby. Honoka is a precious gift.

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  10. Love the recycling bag, and all your other items, well done for all the recognition, truly well deserved

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  11. Lovely to see your talents being recognised in such lovely magazines, Ayumi. Your gorgeous girl is growing so quickly; that's a lovely pic of her with her dad. Hope you are all having lots of fun together.

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  12. Honoka is getting so grown-up looking and is soooooo cute! It's great to see all of your wonderful work that's been published recently, and especially lovely that you'll be in every issue of Patchwork Tsushin in 2014! I'm subscribed to it and dying to receive my first issue in December. Yayyyyy! ♥♥♥

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  13. Oh such a sweet little girl - so precious. :) I've been wondering how you are doing, knowing that the first year of motherhood is such a wonderful elation, but full of many changes in your life. How excited it will be for you to document your first year and projects for the baby! My daughter is now 17 years old and it just seems like yesterday she was Honoka's age. Time flies and treasure each and every moment. Next thing you know, Honoka will be asking for the keys to the car!

    Ayumi, do you think the magazine would have enough visual aids for those who cannot read Japanese? I've purchased other Japanese books and I can make my way through the pictures. Just curious if the magazine is similar to the books in their pattern directions? Often, format for magazines is a bit more condensed, so not sure? I jumped over to Superbuzzy to look at the magazines offered and the projects on the cover look great, so I'm tempted... just want to be sure I will be able to manage my way through the instructions?

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  14. Congrats on so many lovely projects! Thank you again for brighten S up! Thank you for sharing these great projects with us~ Honoka is getting so big. Has she gotten teeth?

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  15. Congratulations, so well deserved! Honoka is so gorgeous :-)

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  16. congratulations!
    and such a cute cute baby : )

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  17. How wonderful to have your projects in so many magazines!
    Your sweet baby is adorable (husband is too)!

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  18. Oh my gosh, you're so busy and wonderful and fabulous Ayumi!!! Look at that gorgeous baby girl. She looks so healthy and happy...Joe, too. Congratulations on everything, friend.

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  19. Congratulations on all of it, Ayumi! Your baby girl is so adorable!!! so sweet! xx

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  20. Your daughter is just so adorable! Congratulations on all your published projects!

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  21. Congratulations!!!
    Honoka is so beautiful!!!

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  22. Ayumi!!! I haven't checked back in in a while .. Just wanted to say your daughter is absolutely adorable !!! :) What a doll!! Congrats to you and your hubby ! :)

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  23. Congratulations! Such wonderful things going on for you!

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  24. I have been meaning to get the latest Patchwork Tsushin, now I have extra incentive to hurry up! Congratulations! Can't wait to follow your baby diary :)

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  25. yay! I can't wait to see your projects, so good!

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  26. Oh, those delicious cheeks! Congratulations on all of the print-work . . . you do wonderful work. I am glad to see you getting some much deserved recognition! :)

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  27. Congrats on having your lovely projects featured in all those publications! I'm so glad to read your posts again. But don't ever feel bad about not feeling like a supermom...just do what is best for you and your little family. No need to apologize; those of us who enjoy your blog are happy to be patient :) Love the last photo--she's gotten so big already! Such an adorable happy face.

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    1. Thank you so much Lynn! She sure has been growing so much!

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  28. Nice to see you posts again. Love all your projects, they are all so lovely. Can't wait to see your next project.
    And Honoka is surely growing very well and healty. She is so adorable

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  29. Ciao! My son Lorenzo was born on 13 July like your fantastic daughter! Isn't fantastic? We live in Italy. A big kiss Cristina

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  30. Wow that is amazing! Congratulations to you on the birth of Lorenzo! I am sure you are enjoying this special time..!

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  31. Congratulations, Ayumi! So many exciting things happening! Everything so pretty and lovely :-)

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