First up is Ayumi Takahashi from Pink Penguin. I have been a fan of Ayumi's work for years.
I would love meet Ayumi in person. I adore every single thing she designs, her patterns as well as her fabric. I'm glad I had the foresight to hoard her hard-to-find line, Lighthearted, and I'm sure I could sell it for a pretty penny. But of course I'm completely unwilling to do that as I'm pretty smitten with it.
So while I have not met Ayumi in person, I feel fortunate to have the connection of being in a collaborative book with her, Make It, Take It, by Krista Hennebury. (That great tote on the cover was designed by Ayumi--it's a really fun project.)
Ayumi has also written her own book, Patchwork Please! with many wonderful projects in it. Highly recommended!
Before you read the answers to how Ayumi chose the name for her blog, I want to first show you a picture of the quilt I made for our granddaughter, Ella (with help from friends in two bees I belong to).
In her book, Ayumi has a block called "Books for Baby," which always remind me of the Golden Books I grew up with.
Were there any other names you considered, and can you share them with us?
Hmmm.. I didn't think of any other names.
Now that you are known by Pink Penguin, are you happy with it or do you wish you could change it to something else?
I am happy with it. I think the sound of Pink Penguin gives some whimsical, lighthearted feeling, the way I feel when I create something and I hope it does for others too ;)
Thanks for being here today, Ayumi. Whimsical and lighthearted are exactly the words I would choose to describe you.
Ayumi is so creative and yet such a humble person, which comes across in everything she does.
If you haven't had the opportunity to check out her blog, I hope you will take the time to get to know her. Besides her creations, you won't want to miss pictures of her adorable children.
I hope you come back next week to see the second installment of the Pretty in Pink series here on The Name Game.