A long long time ago, when I didn’t have my own blog, when I didn’t know that there was something called Instagram, I found one beautiful picture on the internet.
That picture led me to continuous clicks and I finally found a blog called “Cafenohut”. Ever since that moment, Cafenohut was saved in my bookmark bar and Cafenohut Pinterest was my eye candy jar. I thought this blogger was a genius and that belief hasn’t changed a bit!
Ayda Algin, the lady was like a movie star to me. I wished to know her better and to say hi, if there’s a way.
I never knew this kind of day would come – we call each other friends and she made so many charming projects from my book Sew Illustrated (co-authored with Kristin Esser) and I made some projects from her book! Oh boy, life is full of amazing things that I haven’t turned the pages to yet.
So I hope you understand the excitment that I had when I received her first book and the pure congratulations that I want to send her.
As we all do when we get a new book, I flipped through her book from cover to cover, over and over……until I decided where to start.
Don’t you love the feeling a fresh new book gives? Don’t you postpone the moment of “DO”?
First I made this bunny because my 7 year old Claire pointed at Ayda’s bunny picture and said clearly, strongly, “I want that!”
How I love making dolls and not just because I have three girls. I was born to make dolls because my very first doll was almost twenty years ago when I wasn’t a mom and didn’t know how to use a sewing machine. I just loved making dolls by hand and enjoyed giving them to my friends.
So I would like to thank Ayda for including a doll project in her first book!
I am warning you to be careful. Because you will end up making at least two or more bunnies.
It’s hard to stop making at only one bunny. I am serious, my friend. Be careful if you are going to make the bunny.
Claire named them Mr. and Mrs. Bunny and brought all kinds of bunny shaped dolls in the house and insisted they were this bunny couple’s children.
You never have enough bags, right?
I love this big mama’s bag. If I knew Ayda when I was pregnent my first baby or if she wrote the book 10 years ago,
I would be the most stylish mama in town. I wish to go back and hold his bag instead of hot pink Wallmart brand bag.
And can you tell what’s peeking inside of the bag? It’s Kristin’s project and she will give it to my Claire.
Hooray!! Her stop is on May 16th so don’t forget the reveal of this secret project!
You may already noticed that I used Amy Sinibaldi’s fabric collections for this project.
I love my brillant idea to add hand stitches on the pocket. I think a little subtle detail that supports the project, is like a chorus song that complete the beautiful melody.
I recently changed my iron to Reliable and love it and wow it at each steam! 🙂
Pineapple canvas fabric is from Amy’s Charleston collection.
As I used bright fabric for the bag, I added dark canvas that I had for long time to protect the bottom from getting stained. Yep, I am going to baby my bag.
Ayda’s bag has a handy size pocket but I made it small for my B.F.F. – iphone. 😉
Ayda created so many fun details here and there. Simply following her inspiration was so easy and playful.
It was so much fun project for mama who has 7, 11, 13 years old daughter. If you have a baby or are pregnant, this book will make you busy making gifts for you and your baby. If you have grown up kids, look at me–I had fun so why not you?
Thanks for stopping by and thank you, Ayda for giving birth to this beautiful book! You are a treasure!
Made for Baby, by Ayda Algin for Tuva Publishing is bursting with inspiring projects and is available now from Amazon. We hope you will follow along on the Blog Tour to find out more about this gorgeous book. Check out the stops below to see what these talented designers are making from Made for Baby. Don’t forget to head over to Ayda’s blog, Cafenohut, for an opportunity to enter her giveaway.
|May 03||Ayda Algin||www.cafenohut.blogspot.com||@cafenohut|
|May 04||Jemima Flendt||www.blog.tiedwitharibbon.com||@tiedwitharibbon|
|May 05||Sarah Edgar||www.alittlehappyplace.blogspot.co.uk||@sarahedgarprettyfabrics|
|May 08||Lisa Cox||www.aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com||@aspoonfulsugar|
|May 09||Ange Hamilton||www.alittlepatchwork.wordpress.com||@alittlepatchwork|
|May 10||Lauren Wright||www.mollyandmama.com.au||@mollyandmama|
|May 11||Melissa LeRay||www.ohhowsweet.com||@ohhowsweetco|
|May 12||Minki Kim||www.minkikim.com||@zeriano|
|May 15||Faith Essenburg||www.SaranaAve.wordpress.com||@faithessenburg|
|May 16||Kristin Esser||www.kristinesser.com/||@kristin_esser|
|May 17||Lauren Guthrie||www.guthrie-ghani.co.uk/blog||@guthrieghani|
|May 18||Bridgette McNay||www.thefamilyhearth.com||@thefamilyhearth|
|May 19||Torie Jayne||www.toriejayne.com||@toriejayne|
|May 22||Constanca Cabral||www.constancacabral.com/blog||@constancacabral|
|May 23||Stacy Olson||www.stacyolsondesign.com||@stacyolsondesign|
|May 24||Caroline Husle||www.SewCaroline.com||@SewCaroline|
|May 29||Nadra Ridgeway||www.ellisandhiggs.com||@ellisandhiggs|
|May 30||Wynn Tan||www.zakkaArt.blogspot.com||@zakkaArt|
|May 31||Sedef Imer||www.downgrapevinelane.com||@downgrapevinelane|
|June 01||Lauren Nash||www.transientart.com||@transientart|
|June 02||Jennie Pickett||www.cloverandviolet.com||@cloverandviolet|
|June 05||Amy Sinibaldi||www.nanaCompany.typepad.com||@amysinibaldi|
|June 07||Kim Kruzich||www.retro-mama.blotspot.com||@retro_mama|
|June 08||Elea Lutz||www.elealutzdesign.com||@elealutz|
|June 09||Samantha Dorn||www.aquapaisleystudio.com/blog||@aqua_paisley|
|June 12||Ayda ALGIN||www.cafenohut.blogspot.com||@cafenohut|