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Patchwork, Please!

April 8th, 2013

I’m so giddy over Ayumi’s new Patchwork, Please! book that I eighty-six’d all of my responsibilities and dove right into her yummy book.
Patchwork, Please! Prettified Pincushion

More about Ayumi’s book later on because I’m part of the blog tour starting in June, so I’ll save my sweet-nothings book-love until then.  For now, I hopped on the Zakka Along 2.0 Patchwork, Please! train (do it, too!) as fast as I could and made one of Ayumi’s “Prettified Pincushions”.
Patchwork, Please! Prettified Pincushion

Seriously cute.  As is everything in the book.
Patchwork, Please! Prettified Pincushion

I love all things Ayumi - I love her, I love her patterns, I love her style, I love her kindness, and I love her creativity.  And since I’ve made 9 (and counting) of Ayumi’s lunchbags… I see an s-ton more makings of the Prettified Pincushions in my future as well!
Patchwork, Please! Prettified Pincushion

Ayumi Takahashi - Pink Penguin
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15 Responses

  1. The fabulous Cat allegedly said:

    far out that’s one super-cute pincushion! And gorgeous photo-styling too! I love Ayumi too and cannot WAIT for my book to arrive. It was only released today in Australia, so I have already been online this morning and bought it - coulda pre-ordered but I’ve had the release-date cemented in my brain.

    I will be getting on the train. Hope you are well. Cat x

  2. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    So totally on the patchwork train already and cannot wait! Love your pincushion!

  3. The fabulous Lori allegedly said:

    I’m with you on the Ayumi love!!!!
    Her book is full of great projects…
    and I smiled when I got my copy and while looking thru the pages saw peeks of Sew Cherry here and there.
    The pincushion you made is so sweet!!!….
    I need to make ASAP!

  4. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    Yes, love it. I bought the book just from seeing the cover! Your pincushion is adorable. I’ll be making some of those!

  5. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    I love your pincushion! The book is great and as a beginner I had no problems finishing my pincushion. I cannot wait until the sew along. Great job! Cindy

  6. The fabulous Jen allegedly said:

    That’s one super-fantastic pincushion! I can’t wait to get my copy of this book.
    BTW, what kind of linen do you use? And do you usually have to starch it to behave?
    jen :)

      I used the Robert Kaufman Essex Yarn Dyed linen blend (in Flax). It’s dreamy, and cuts and sews for me no differently than quilting cotton. I love it!

  7. The fabulous Erica at Sew So Crafty allegedly said:

    Love your pincushion and cannot wait to get my hands on that book … gimme gimme gimme!

  8. The fabulous ayumills allegedly said:

    Awww I love you to Monica!!
    I wish I were the one who made the pincushion and took those lovely photos!! That’s how much I covet your pincushion!!

    Thank you for agreeing to be a part of the zakka along! It makes me so happy you are a part of it!!!

  9. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    oh your version is just darling!

  10. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    Oh I love it. I have her book OF COURSE and it’s taunting me. Now that I’ve seen this pin cushion I must make one. You make it seem all so dreamy! xo

  11. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    I love her too, and now, I have to find the book so I can have some book love in my life. :) and pincushion love. :)

  12. The fabulous elsa allegedly said:

    I got invited to the Zakka 2.0 group before I even knew Patchwork Please was going to be published ~ was I ever surprised!
    Looking forward to the sew along ~ not sure I can wait tho ~ have to make something soon!

  13. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    I have read my new book cover to cover and want so much to start that little book quilt. Go figure! Love love love Ayumills and all that she has inspired! A Great Book to have, truly!

  14. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    Another “Pam” chiming in!!! Your pin cushion is soooooo cool! The scissors - perfect! PERFECT!

  15. The fabulous Jeifner allegedly said:

    Live the shape of the pincushion. And I like the linen and blues and the waterfall of buttons :)

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