Thursday, March 24, 2011

Little craft to store your lace or embroidery thread

I saw a magazine with a little piggy wearing a ball dress, an idea cross my mind. I went back to try my idea after that.

I am so exciting to share this idea today. If you have a varienty of embroidery threads or lace that require a cute way to store up, you don't have to buy any special tool at all.  Simply use my way to store your threads or ribbons. The result is going to be so cool and you can decorate your cute studio too.

All you need are hard cardboard, cute animal shape (suggest to use shape that is big enough to roll up your threads), a pair of scissors, and any fabrics of your choice (if you have a lot of left over from your projects that is big enough to cover the shape, you can use them) and paper glue.

1. draw up the shape of animal on the cardboard.

2. cut out the shape.

3. Make sure the outer fabric is larger than the original pattern, glue the fabric to the shape, make sure the fabric covers the area nicely and no air bubble inside, then cut the fabric slightly bigger than the original pattern.

4. cut out the fabric as follows so that you can fold the fabrics towards the cardboard.

5.  Remember to  cut the sharp edge as shown in the photo below.

6.  Apply the glue to the back side of the cardboard, fold in the fabric

7.  Draw up the same pattern for the back fabric but this time make sure the pattern is on the opposite side.  Next, cut the fabric but make sure you cut it slightly smaller then the original pattern.

8.  Apply the glue to the cardboard again and stick the fabric to the cardboard as shown

 9.  Done !!  You are done, it's time to roll up all your ribbons or thread.  Does it look like the little piggy wear the ballet dress ?

Go green, enjoy !!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

My latest collections (March), Shabby Chic Rose Elegant Pouches

My latest collections were out in Etsy yesterday.  But before that, 2 my the lovely pouches were already sold out.

These fabrics are my long time collections.  It is just so hard to find shabby chic rose fabrics over here. 

Sold out !  Cheerful light blue. 

Sold out !  Elegant light purple

Available for sell in etsy :, Elegant light peach.

All the pouches have their very own inner fabrics to let them look bright all the time.   You will surely love my choices.

Here is my full collections.

Remember to join me at my facebook page here

Friday, March 18, 2011

My little Moomoon is coming up

Introducing Little Moomoon.

Based on my sketching earlier,

Moomoon is a rabbit. Like Winnie The Pooh, he has an easy-going character. He loves small and simple things that make him happy. Besides, he loves making everybody happy too.

Why does he look so tired today ? Soon you will know...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Teddy Bear Pouch - sold out

My Etsy shop is opened. 
Pattern for the pouchest are available here

** the one on the right is already sold out.

Remember to check on our Etsy .

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sketching !

While having my coffee break yesterday, I was thinking of something in mind and with my itchy hands, i sketch these cartoons, looks funny and cute.  Hmmmm.... i have something in mind now.

Newly arrived Japanese fabrics. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

My Wedding Ring Quilt was featured in Sewmamasew's blog.

WOW !!  My wedding Ring Quilt was featured in Sewmamasew's blog yesterday.  This is such an encouragement to me.

Fantastic feeling this morning !!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Starting my Baltimore quilt

You need to transfer the pattern to your fabric first.  In Japan, they have special box kind of tool that comes with lamp and glass.  If you don't have such a tool, you can follow what i did here.  I have a transparent glass table here, then place a reading lamp below it (by the way, you need to be in darker area when copying), then place my fabric on top of the pattern on the table.  You will be able to see the whole pattern well enough, then start to "transfer" the pattern. 

 just have to face this, lots of applique to do.  Thing is,i still have no clue what kind of color combination i need to use right now.  Nevermind, start with the leaves first.

I just can't sit still while sewing applique.  Someone reminded me of baking cake to enjoy the other day at my Facebook wall.  Hmmm... good idea.

Would you like to join me ?
Butter cake with lemon rind and raisins, not too sweet, not that fattening, based on Japanese cake recipe. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

My new Facebook Page is ready

My Facebook Page is up !!  I will start to sell my handmade items in my page from time to time.  Hope you like my page and if you have suggestion, feel free to let me know. 

Thank you and hope you enjoy my page.