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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Monday, December 16, 2013

Portrait Embroidery

It's Mr. K....He look well groomed in red bow tie and round glasses frame. Hope he will like it ;)

Mini Dining Room Furniture for Dollhouse

I've been so busy making doll furniture lately. It's because we have unused three shelves cabinet and I am planning to swap it into a dollhouse. I'm sure it will much more easier for me if I just bought ready stock mini furniture. They're all come up with a nice colors, cute details, and very attractive packaging. Then I will end up with buying many unnecessary things and definitely it's not a wise spending for my wallet ;p. Besides, It's always my plan to build a creative environment at home for my daughter.
So I decide to spend just a little time and `a lot of` energy to make these handmade furniture.

Dining bench were made from popsicle sticks and I covered it with yarn. Bench's legs were made from chopstick. And I use felt flower, yarn, and bamboo skewer to make hanging lamp.

Dining chair were made from popsicle sticks as well and decorated with crochet chair pad. The front chair legs look remind me of Spongebob Squarepants teeth ;D.

Dining table made from popsicle sticks and I covered table legs with yarn to give a different texture. Book were made from magazine

Tools that I used for this project

" Please, have a seat "

Monday, December 2, 2013

Ginkgo Leaves Embroidery

Autumn is here!! It's my second time to experience autumn season in my life. I'm sure nothing new if you're coming from 4 seasons countries, but for me who was born in tropical country and spent my childhood there, it's a thrilling experience. Feel the temperature difference in every four months and see the nature's color change has inspired me most. 

When I walk around my neighborhood I saw this line of ginkgo trees.

Even under a gloomy skies the dark brown ginkgo's trunk beautiful contrasting with it's rich yellow leaves. It inspired me to make this embroidery.