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Monthly Archives: August 2010

What I did today

What I did today

Sidra had some friends coming today. Since being in the same room with jumping and screaming little boys is not my idea of fun, I retreated to my sewing room upstairs and looked for things to do. These curves are so challenging and fun at the same time! Loving it so far! Both fabrics areContinue Reading →

Learning to embroider

Learning to embroider

I taught my husband to embroider last weekend, and he really loves it! For his first project, he made a sketch based on his own illustration, ‘Space Cow’ (whatever it is), and drew it on a tote bag. I made the tote bag sometime ago and it has become my daily grocery bag. It wasContinue Reading →

Surprise package!

Surprise package!

The postman brought me a surprise package a couple of days ago, it’s from Kayo! The package contained many pretty things, one of them is Kayo’s handmade floral camisole for me! Now I have an original creation by Kayo, I’m so happy (^_^)v Kayo also put some pretty candies for Sidra (the butter candies areContinue Reading →

Novita dress

Novita dress

I made Novita again! But I didn’t want to make the  same thing and changed it into a dress by simply sewing a wide gathered strip of fabric on the hem. The strip of fabric follow the curved hem, so the front part of my dress is shorter than the back. The fabric is IndonesianContinue Reading →

Novita!

Novita!

You might wonder why I would go around screaming my own name like that, but actually it is the name of the pattern that I use for my new top. The fabric is Kokka cotton that I bought in Swany, Kamakura, it was on sale and only 1.3 m left. The bias-cut top pattern isContinue Reading →

Kamakura

Kamakura

We just got back from Kamakura, a beautiful city about 2 hours away from Tokyo. Sidra had really wanted to go to the beach, that was why we went there so we could go to Yuigahama beach nearby. I really love Kamakura, the city is small yet so beautiful. The streets are clean with lotsContinue Reading →

Blue waves shirts

Blue waves shirts

I bought this cotton fabric in IKEA, it comes ready cut, 150 cm by 3 m. The pattern is called IKEA PS batik, and it is designed by Kazuyo Nomura, a textile designer. So I actually bought a piece of Japanese designer fabric in a Swedish home products retailer in its Tokyo chainstore. The fabricContinue Reading →

Blue bloomers

Blue bloomers

I have just finished making shirts for my husband and son, but haven’t taken pictures of them being worn yet as I have to wait until this weekend. Anyway, just after I cut all the pieces for both shirts, I found that there are still little fabrics left, just enough for a pair of shortsContinue Reading →

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