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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Once Upon A Thread: Minna no Kobito (みんなのこびと)

Once Upon A Thread: Minna no Kobito (みんなのこびと)

Don’t miss my guest post today for Once upon a Thread at Katy’s blog, No Big Dill! This is a whole month event devoted to projects inspired by children books. Isn’t that sweet? Katy is so full of ideas! In addition, several wonderful people around the blogland are invited to share their projects, and I’m veryContinue Reading →

Cockroach plush tutorial

Cockroach plush tutorial

A cockroach plushie? Who needs cute bear or cat plushies? I’m sure every boy would love a huggable cockroach! This is Sidra’s favorite toy at the moment, he calls it Gokiburi-kun (gokiburi means… well, cockroach). The cockroach is basically just an oval shape pillow with legs. The wings and head are made with leftover dupioniContinue Reading →

Pointed hood tutorial

Pointed hood tutorial

These hoodies were inspired by a children book, みんなのこびと (cub label) (Minna no Kobito) by Toshitaka Nabata, or loosely translated as ‘Everyone’s Kobito’. I made them for the Once Upon a Thread event at No Big Dill. Check out my story and pictures over there! The fabric is cotton knit, very soft and comfortable. TheContinue Reading →

Purple Tank

Purple Tank

So many things happened in just two weeks. We didn’t have any blackout again since the last time, although the schedule for next blackout will still be  planned to roll until summer. Summer without aircon? I might need to take a vacation then! This week is also the last week of school year, and SidraContinue Reading →

Japan Quake Appeal Raffle winner

Thank you for all your participation in my raffle for Japan Quake Appeal! I used random.org to choose a random winner today and the winner is: Marga! Congratulations, Marga! I will contact your email shortly. Please continue your support for the quake and tsunami victims. Here’s a link to Save The Children: Japan Earthquake TsunamiContinue Reading →

Japan Quake Appeal Auction: Jigoku (Hell)

Japan Quake Appeal Auction: Jigoku (Hell)

We had three days weekend because of Spring Equinox holiday. Sidra wasn’t feeling well and we were still really not in the mood for going out too much, so we spent the weekend doing things at home. My husband spent time by finishing his watercolor drawing for the raffle. It depicts a bunny in the processContinue Reading →

Getting back into track

Getting back into track

Most of the blackout schedule had been cancelled because people has helped by conserving the use of electricity. But we finally had our first blackout last week. We put on candles and Sidra played with the flashlight, making funny faces. Then we rolled out the monopoly board and had a game. Sidra only complained thatContinue Reading →

Japan Quake Appeal Raffle

Japan Quake Appeal Raffle

I only have a pair of little hands that can offer small things. But many little hands will make bigger things. Here’s a raffle, in cooperation with A Bit of This and a Bit of That, where you can make a donation and win this package of prizes! a tote bag made with canvas in black withContinue Reading →

Four days after the quake

Thank you so much for all your messages and comments! I’m sorry that I can’t reply to every messages so please accept our deepest gratitude! We are still here in Tokyo. My husband hasn’t gone to the office because of limited train schedule but his job allow him to work from home. Stores are started toContinue Reading →

He’s home!

He’s home!

After FIVE hours walking nonstop, one train trip, and 15 minutes biking from our station, my husband is finally home! Red eyes, blisters on the heels, freezing ears and all, but we’re together at last! I feel like I’m going to cry now T_T He said that there were a lot of people walking homeContinue Reading →

Earthquake today

Earthquake today

A quick news. A big earthquake happened around 3 pm today. I was really scared because I’ve never experienced earthquake that big before. Books were falling off the shelves and the building was shaking. Several aftershocks was coming afterwards. I went to school to pick Sidra up, the kids were already out in the schoolyardContinue Reading →

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