5 May 2017

'Made for Baby ~ Cute Sewn Gift' Blog Tour



Thank you for joining me today on the 'Made for Baby ~ Cute Sewn Gifts' Blog Tour to celebrate the release of the ever so lovely Ayda Algin's fabulous new book, published by Tuva Publishing.  I have followed Ayda for quite some time now and have been in awe of her beautiful photographs and makes, you can see these on her Blog: Cafe No Hut.  I was super thrilled when she asked me to join the Blog Hop...honestly you should see the line up, I feel quite giddy!

Obviously as soon as Ayda announced that she was writing the book, I had it on preorder for the shop (I''ve just heard this morning that our copies are on there way to us as a type...what timing...contact me if you would like to reserve one!).  When my advance copy arrived ...thank you Ayda and Tuva Publishing ..... I can honestly say it exceeded everything that I hoped it would be.  Included are 22 gorgeous projects including bibs, blankets, soft toys, wall hangings and lots more.  It's worth knowing that there are several projectss that would be great for anyone and not just for those with a baby, for example.... placemat, fabric boxes, drawstring bag and Moms carry-all bag (a lovely tote bag).   
Having spent an age mulling and drooling over the photographs and projects...it was so hard to choose.... I finally decided to make a Chime Bear.  I chose a pretty floral from the Durham Quilt Collection by Lecien....and some woolfelts to co-ordinate ( I used Blushing Bride and Fresh Linen.)
 The instructions were great and easy to follow.

I chose to hand stitch the woolfelt appliques and for this, used co-ordinating Aurifil Lana Wool threads. I also used a lovely shade of Heathered Licorice Lana Wool for the embroidery details, rather than embroidery floss.
Ayda adds such sweet little details to all of her patterns and as well as the little ribbon tab, I love that there is a bow around the bears neck....don't all the best dressed bears wear bows?  I went for a contrasting Ice Blue velvet for mine.



Ayda launched the Blog Tour on Wednesday and is running a fabulous Giveaway, so make sure you pop over to her Blog to enter.  Jemima shared the first project yesterday, she made a really fun cushion and I am very excited to see what else is made throughout the tour!  Here's the schedule:

May.03
Ayda ALGIN
@cafenohut
May.04
Jemima Flendt
the @tiedwitharibbo
May.05
Sarah Edgar
@sarahedgarprettyfabrics
May.08
Lisa Cox
@aspoonfulsug is
May.09
Ange Hamilton
@alittlepatchwork
May.10
Lauren Wright
@mollyand me
May.11
Melissa LeRay
@ohhowsweetco
May.12
Minki Kim
@zeriano
May.15
Faith Essenburg
@faithessenburg
May.16
Kristin Esser
@kristin_ess is
May.17
Lauren Guthrie
NEW @guthriegh
May.18
Bridgette McNay
@thefamilyhearth
May.19
Torie Jayne
@toriejayn to
May.22
Constance Cabral
@constancacabral
May.23
Stacy Olson
@stacyolsondesign
May.24
Caroline Husle
@sewcarol to
May.29
Nadra Ridgeway
@ellisandhiggs
May.30
Wynn Tan
@zakkaart
was founded in May.31
Sedef Imer
until @downgrapevinel
JUNE 01
Lauren Nash
@transientart
JUNE 02
Jennie Pickett
@cloverandviolet
JUNE 05
Amy Sinibaldi
I @amysinibal
JUNE 07
Kim Kruzich
@retro_ me
JUNE 08
Elea Lutz
@elealutz
JUNE 09
Samantha Dorn
@aqua_paisley
JUNE 12
Ayda ALGIN
@cafenohut

Thank you again for joining me today.
Happy Stitches!

6 comments:

  1. VERY PRETTY! THANKS FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  2. SEW charming!!
    xo Kris

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  3. love the bear its so cute!

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  4. Your bear is adorable!

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  5. This little bear caught my eye from the beginning. I love the projects in this book. Thank you for sharing your adorable make. Well done

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  6. Loved the bear design! That was damn adorable. Sewing makes the work easier and can turn your piece of fabric into a well mannered item!

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