Chou-chou

Chou-chou

Not a very spectacular project, but this thing proves to be very useful in summer. I think it is also called scrunchie, but it is called chou-chou here and I like the name better. I found several tutorials for making chou-chou, but they always involve hand-stitching, which I’m too lazy to do for such a…

the world from a kid’s point of view

the world from a kid’s point of view

We went out for dinner in Shinjuku with friends a couple of nights ago. Sidra took these pictures.

Burdastyle Book Project: finished (ugh, finally)

Burdastyle Book Project: finished (ugh, finally)

After days of postponing and slacking around, I’ve finally finished my blouse for Burdastyle Book! Actually I planned to work on it just after the Yokohama Artist Market, which was, errr, 3 weeks ago, but lots of things happened between then and now. Suddenly I found the need to make a couch cover, which by…

Soil change for our larva!

Soil change for our larva!

Warning: wriggly thing pictures ahead! This morning, the three of us woke up in excitement  because today was the soil change day for our larva! It can only be done every 3-4 months, so this occasion is something that we are always waiting for. It has been almost a year since we bought the larva,…

Red stripes bags

Red stripes bags

Summer holiday has officially started since yesterday! It’s also getting hotter and hotter now. Strangely, I never sweat that much. Most of the time there’s only a layer of ‘glow’ over my face while my husband and other people are literally drenched in sweat. Not that it’s a good news. While my powder stay in…

One shoulder dress

One shoulder dress

So I’ve said that I won’t make any floral for sometime, but it turned out that I still have 1.35 m of this floral fabric in my stash, so I made a one shoulder dress for myself. Initially it was cut for a ruffled collar dress, but then I got kinda bored of making it…

Linen shorts

Linen shorts

I made this linen shorts several days ago because I need something to wear at home. The linen fabric is only 50 cm, bought already cut and it’s only about $2. The pattern is Jane from Burdastyle, which is very simple and easy. The fabric wasn’t enough, so I only added 1 cm for the…

3 years

3 years

We met for the first time on July 12, 2007, after 1.5 years of email exchange. He gave me a handmade card with a little poem on the backside. Sometime later, I recalled my feeling when I saw his face for the first time and wrote the passage below: “A smile on a certain face….

Couch cover

Couch cover

Not a very interesting project, but something that needs to be done. The couch is actually a sofa bed bought from IKEA, I love the simple shape and the neutral navy colour. But after two years of having a little boy jumping on it every single day, it finally showed some signs of deterioration. There…

Shop update and my progress on the Burdastyle Book project

Shop update and my progress on the Burdastyle Book project

I’ve just finished putting all my stuff in the shop! Please check it out and if you’re a petite, there might be something for you there! :: SHOP :: You see that stripes fabric on the picture? The colors remind me of peanut butter and strawberry jam! The fabric is shantung silk that Burdastyle sent…

Yokohama Artist Market

Yokohama Artist Market

And how many clothes that I had sold? None! Hahaha. Well, actually a lot of people came by and took a look at the clothes, but there were no fitting room to try them on. I think the market is better suited for small stuff like bags and accessories that don’t need sizings. Another problem…