Thursday, March 20, 2014

Bunny Series Fabric Bag

Last month, my daughter's teacher handed me an Elementary school's guide book. The content is all about what kind stationery that we need to prepare before entering the school and how to labeling them. What is interested me the most is a mandatory for all children to bring an extra little bags with recommended size. Which it means I can make something for her ;).

I  went straight to a craft store buying some fabric and having a quick look on bag books tutorial. I decided to use linen and cotton fabric, polyester crochet yarn for border and pom pom, and some embroidery floss. 

For tote bag tutorial I will link you to her website. Her tutorial is very easy to follow and very inspiring. Now, I have many sewing project waiting in the line. 

The big is for books that size are bigger than A4 size. Smaller size drawstring bags are for gym clothes and indoor shoes. And the smallest pouch is for mask and handkerchief.

Bunnies are in progress 

DIY pom pom with fork. 
Later these will set as a bunny tail and decoration on drawstring bag.

After school, I forced her to be my model ;p.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Embroidery Baby Boy Figure

Last month my friend asked me to make embroidery figure for her son birthday gift. 
I asked her to send me her son's pictures and kind of details that she want me to put it on. 
And then she dropped me a few list things to be done such as her son front hair whorl, two flags that reflect parent's origin (mom is Japanese and dad is Austrian), and owls hanging somewhere. 
I had a lot of fun with her idea, and I would love to share it with you.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Waiting a Newborn Baby to Come

My experience as a beginner crocheter, reading someone else's pattern without a diagram is so difficult. Everyone has their own style in writing, and me who had no experience with it will make the project totally look different than it should be.

Then I realize that I feel more comfortable to read or watching crochet tips rather than reading someone else's pattern. It's good for me to learn how to make a crochet pattern from scratch.

A little story behind the making of this, first, I design a bear then I searched all over free crochet bear patterns on the internet but I found nothing. So I made an outline sketch as my guidance to make a perfect size and shape of crochet bear. I'm know this method looks silly but at least I got the look that I wanted ;).

And here is my sketch.

Then I made an illustration as a greeting card.

Now, these gift are ready to send to my friend as a warm welcome to the world of parenthood soon after the baby is born

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Holiday Greeting From Our Family

New year event is one of the most important event in Japan. Japanese people have a custom sending New Year's postcard or gift to friends and relatives. During that time the Japanese post office usually hires students part-time to help deliver the letters.

This year, we want to send some postcards to our friends for the first time. We want these cards looks special and personal and I think there is nothing can beat the handmade cards. 
During winter I usually see many decoration icons such as pine tree, Santa, ice flakes, icicle, deer, snowmen and penguins. Borrowing from one of these icon, then born these four little penguins who will deliver our greetings from home. 
So here they are.....

Wishing you all a very warm and wonderful holiday "

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