Monday, December 30, 2013

Tagged Dinosaur Toy for My Boy

Thanks for the free pattern provided by the blog Beloved-ones, I made a tagged dinosaur toy for my 7-month old boy. I used my favourite polka dots fabric (haha!) He loves it :)

Inspired by this, I am thinking to make a tagged lion toy. Stay tuned!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

WIP - Cross stitch of Erine of Sesame Street

I have just finished the 2nd cross stitch, Erine. My husband said it is prettier than expected. I think apart from the cute pattern, I have to give credit to the beautiful colour of the embroidery floss. The orange floss is so bright that it makes Erine looks really eye catching and lively!

I will make one more. Guess which character am I going to make? It's also one of my favourite characters.

Because of cross stitch, I started to like DMC embroidery flosses. They are beautiful. I know it may not be easy to get all the colours you need. I have been to a small needle craft shop when I was looking for flosses for this project but they do not have all the colours I need. It was quite frustrating as I wanted to start the project right after I purchased the pattern. I now have sources to get all colours of DMC flosses and have just made a listing in my shop. Go check this out from the crafty supplies section of my little etsy shop. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WIP - Cross stitch of The Count from Sesame Street

I don't like cross stitch in the past as I think most patterns I found are characters of the precious moments, which I think are boring XP. But recently I searched on Etsy and found that there are many many cute cross stitch patterns!!!! As requested by a colleague, I purchased the Sesame Street cross stitch patterns from cloudsfactory and am working on a project. I have just finished making the Count. It's so so so cute!!!

 I loved Sesame Street when I was in my early teens. I remembered having a Sesame Street year organizer, pencil pouch and a Bert mechanical pencil. I loved loved loved the mechanical pencil but I couldn't find it now....wish I have kept it properly...

I hope I can have more time to sew and make craft but I am a mom of a 6-month old boy now and with a full time job, it's really difficult to spare time for sewing...sometimes I really wish I am a vampire of Twilight, no need to sleep and will not grow old so that I have eternity to sew and read books. XD

Monday, November 25, 2013

Make Cross Stitch on Whatever Fabric you Like!! Water Soluble Canvas

I always wanted to make cross stitch and sew cute cross stitch patters on my handmade pouches and bags. However, it is difficult to make cross stitch on quilting fabric as there is no "square" for me to do the cross stitch. I once found a cross stitch sewing kit with waste canvas on a Japanese crafting site but I guess it took me about several months to discover the "waste canvas" term hahaha...While I was searching for the waste canvas, I found this treasure - Water Soluble Canvas!! I immediately ordered some and tried last night once I received the canvas.

It is simple and easy and fun! You just have to put the water soluble canvas on top of the fabric you like, make your cross stitches, and then put the water soluble canvas into warm water of around 40C to 50C. The water soluble canvas dissolves and you get a pretty cross stitch on the fabric.

I don't know if this water soluble canvas is new or I'm just ignorance XD. I couldn't find it on etsy so I guess this is new!!

Would you like to try this? I'm making a pre-order listing on my etsy and will order some for sale in my little shop. I also found DC90 Water Soluble Cross Stitch Canvas on Amazon, which I think is similar. You can check it out. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

All are made of Atsuko Matsuyama Fabrics

Pencil Case: around 19.5 cm x 10 cm / around 7.5" x 3.9"

Medium Sized Tote Bag : Around 35cm x 27.5cm / around 13.7" x 10.8"
Handle around 44cm / 17.3"

Zipper Pouch: Around 15.5cm x 13.5cm / around 6.1" x 5.3"

I applied to sell my handmade products in a very small handmade flea market last Saturday. The experience was just okay and I think I will not join flea market in the near future. It pushed me to make a lot of products in a short period of time so I could not enjoy the happiness of sewing actually.  Sewing slowing at my own pace and put them on my etsy shop is more suitable for me. ^^

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pencil cases and Patchwork Pouch

size: around 20cm x 9.5cm/ around 7.8" x 3.7"

size: around 20cm x 10cm/ around 7.8" x 3.9"

 Size: around 16cm x 11.5cm

All these are listed in my etsy shop.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

New YUWA Floral Fabrics

YUWA Yoko Okamoto Collection - floral bouquet, little roses and polka dots on a white background

YUWA, Designed by Sunday 9am - Floral bouquet on a light creamery background

YUWA, Designed by Sunday 9am - Roses Monogram on a Pink Background
Just stocked in these 3 fabrics in my etsy shop

Monday, June 24, 2013

Patchwork Pencil Case #1

This patchwork pencil case measures around 20cm x 10cm / around 7.5" x 3.9". The green strawberry and cherry fabric is the latest fabric by Atsuko Matsuyama. Just listed this in my etsy shop

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Floral Hexagon Patchwork Small Tote Bag / Lunch Tote Bag

I always like making small tote bags. They are suitable for both lady and little girl.

I used some new Atsuko Matsuyama floral fabrics and other floral fabrics to make this hexagon patchwork. It turns out really pretty and girly. This bag measures around 24cm x 24cm (around 9.4" x 9.4") with handles of around 41cm (around  16"). Just listed in my etsy shop.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Floral Fabric Buttons

Finally my baby was born on 23 May. His name is Christian. I am fine and resting at home now.

Last weekend, my sister came and helped me to make some 18mm floral fabric buttons. These are my favourite floral fabrics. I'm thinking to use some to decorate one of my cardigans.  I have also listed these in my etsy shop, only US $3 for six buttons at your choice.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

A Medium Sized Patchwork Tote Bag

I always like fabric tote bags. They do not take up a lot of storing space as they can be folded up. Tote bags of different sizes and styles are must have items so as to suit different occasions and match clothes.

This tote bag measures around 11" (W) x 11.5" (H) x 2.7" (D) with a 19.5" handle. You can wear it on your shoulder. The patchwork is made of my favourite Atsuko Matsuyama fabrics, Japanese fabrics and some other fabrics. The two sides are different.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

It has been a while...

It has been a while since my last post...I have been a great slacker, because I am pregnant!! My baby boy will come out in 14 days. I did not have any mood to do sewing since I have the baby in my tummy, and I always tell my friends and colleagues that this is because of his male hormones. I don't even have mood to make a bambi doll for him =.=

Recently, I managed to do some sewing. I know life will be very different but I still want to have time to sew!! It will be difficult but I am prepared to strike a balance among work, family and private time.

This is what I have made: a small zipper pouch with a little hexagon patchwork.

I think the bambi and floral combination is cute.

I used some scraps to decorate the back.

I like this Japan YKK zipper with a little gold metal head. I only use this kind of zipper.