Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Little Owls tool bag


I am thinking of making a patchwork tool bag (also a cosmetic bag) using pattern from here...  maybe a little bit of adjustment.

8/12/2010, 2pm.  Very cold weather, 0 degree today.

I just completed my applique, owl is my theme this time.  When I was in Hokkaido, a lot of souvenir stores were selling owl figurines, the design were really funny and cute.  I thought of making projects that have owls as the theme since then.  If you really noticed, it's really rare to see projects with owls in any Japanese patchwork books. This is something different .  

I think I will stop for the day.  I will perform quilting tomorrow. 

9/12/2010, 4:30 pm

It is warmer today.  I find that I am more energetic when it is getting warmer.  I have actually completed quilting for the front page and the 2 pieces for the zippers.  By adding some red juicy fruit, I think that looks better ^^. Let's see what is the task for tomorrow.   

Mouth watering fruit.... what do you have in mind ?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Able to access to blogger again !!!!

Hurray !!! I am able to access to blogspot again, yeah !!!! Today, my husband sent me a link that provides a proxy to bypass screening server in China. I am able to access to blogspot again. I am so happy ^^.

Here are some of my works during the "unable to access blogspot" period

12/10/2010 , Sunbonnet Sue clutch pouch.  This pattern kit (from Minami Kumiko) is a gift from my friend, Sophea (how wonderful of her ^^).  Though I was struggling with the wedding ring project that time, I tried to free up myself to make this pouch from time to time.  Sophea was so proud of me when I showed this pouch to her (I managed to make it during my tight project).  How I miss my dear friend these few days cause she is now traveling to Eastern Europe.  I love this pouch so much, the size is big enough to put my purse, handphone and some cosmetics.  Very Japanese country patchwork indeed :>

Bag in Bag 30/11/2010

Introducing bag-in-bag concept.  This is currently very popular bag in Japan (especially if you are handmade maniac).  It is actually a bag by itself AND an organiser for bigger bag.  Imagine carrying a big bag, isn't it difficult for you to locate even your handphone ?  This beautiful organiser actually solve your problem.  The bag has 2 sides, different Japanese Kimono prints in each side.  Take a look ^^

Take a look at how your things are organised ...

I will slowly begin to sell this bag in Etsy under the name Cotton Friends.  Right now, I am designing few more items for sell soon.  Please feel free to drop by and enjoy my works :)

9/12/2010, Wedding Ring, with Love.....

I sewed these pieces when I visited Leeds, UK , in November.  As a result, this project is really memorable and meaningful to me ( I actually visited UK, WOW).

Look at this colorful projects, how many pieces of fabric did i use ?  It took me few days to cut out and arrange them (combined with worrying feeling about the result).  Right now, I am just so happy to see the real result.  (**Big big laugh**)