Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Bow tie for Him

My husband is kinda a funny guy (if he is in the mood), loving and very smart. He has no interest in fashion, style or anything related.  Wearing a sleepwear t-shirt and sandal to office, it's his personal style. 
Then one day he said that he wanted to refresh his style and wear a bow tie. What a surprise! Without asking much about it, my fingers start googling about how to make a bow tie. Then I remembered I have remnant fabric from my pant, and it's big enough to make it. *another sewing practice edition

Hope he will like it ;)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Now Accepting Portrait Embroidery Custom Order !

This is my latest craft project in this month for my good friend. I transferred her figure and interpreted her fashion style into a fabric. When I know she liked it so much, I decided to focus more on my stitching techniques and improve my drawing skill with an embroidery floss. That's why I went to an embroidery workshop like I wrote on my previous post.

I started crochetting the embroidery hoop.

Finished stitches on another hoop

This how the back looks like, I fold the fabric like making a gyoza ;D, and secure it with tiny stitches

Another final look with a different angle.

All materials, working process and designing were done in Japan. And your order will travel from Japan to these countries with EMS JP Post. 
I don't have any online shop yet for one and another reason. But still you can contact me here for further details information. Hope to see you soon! ;)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Embroidery Workshop

After one year an a half living in Japan and still barely can't speak Japanese, last week I encourage my self to attend an embroidery workshop run by local embroidery artist. Rather than to bring my embroidery tools, I prefer to bring an Ipad and mobile router with me. So we can communicate easily (google translate help me so much ;p).

The workshop took place in her shop, near Utsubo park Osaka. It's inside an old building, with a narrow alley but it was very easy to find. She named her shop with her own name, Eimi. It was open last year in June 2012. 

When I was came, I was so amazed with her work and love the way she displayed it. 

Some of her work displayed on the wall

All the workshop preparation were ready on the table with a cute presentation. On that day I made my initial on a handkerchief with two colors and one lame yarn. Before I started to stitch on handkerchief, she gave me a fabric with two simple line so I can practice with basic stitch.  


With a lack of my Japanese language skill, we still can communicate smoothly. I get some good tips and how to stitch in the right way. It was a good experience and I would like to try it once more.

Here are some pics of a beautiful handmade inside her shop.  


For more detail about her work or shop please contat her here or visit her website