Running belt

Running belt

Since I moved to Japan my weight had been slowly creeping up. In the last 6 years I gained 6 kg, while before my weight stayed more or less the same since the college days. Recently I put on one of my handmade dress and it was tight around the waist! It was time to do…

Yoga mat bag

Yoga mat bag

A quick sewing project from last week. This is a yoga mat bag for my sister in law. The fabric is a gift from lovely Iveta of Wonderosa.You might remember that I’ve made one of them in this dress. It is just a simple unlined drawstring bag with cotton webbing for straps, my own pattern….

Dog saddle bag

Dog saddle bag

Monte has been with us for a week now. I take him for a walk twice a day and he seems to enjoy this routine. He’s very energetic though, which is quite good for a dog at his age. But it means that I get tired before he does, and he still needs more exercise…

Stash busting: Feed the Animal coin purses

Stash busting: Feed the Animal coin purses

Just like any other who sews, I have acquired a massive amount of fabric scraps after several years. Of course I have tried not to hoard and got rid of those unnecessary scraps after each project. But there are always the ones that are too big too throw away and too small to be turned…

iPad case

iPad case

  We just got the new iPad last week and I made a case for it so I can bring it everywhere. You know, in case I need to play some DrawSomething…. The fabric is microsuede leftover from my zebra skirt, it is stiff enough so I didn’t need to use interfacing. For added protection,…

Fourth grade bags

Fourth grade bags

Sidra is starting fourth grade today! I made him a new set of bags and pouches for his school needs. Every elementary school student in Japan has this set, consisted of a book bag, a shoes bag, and a pouch for lunch napkin. I’ve made him a set of bags with grey robot print fabric…

Stick bag

Stick bag

  After finished his swimming school, we promised Sidra that he could start learning martial art, something that he had been asking for sometime. He didn’t want karate though, fortunately there is an Aikido club at the community centre. Sidra has attended several classes and really loved it there. The teachers are several old men,…

Boy’s wallet

Boy’s wallet

The last time I made a wallet for Sidra was three years ago when he was still in kindergarten. It is still in good condition, but Sidra asked for a new wallet with coin pouch because his coins often fall off his wallet. So this is (maybe) the last thing I sew before we leave…

A day in the mountain backpack tote

A day in the mountain backpack tote

We went to the mountain today, but I didn’t wear my new top because it doesn’t match my new backpack! Actually I prefer carrying a tote bag than a backpack, simply because I never found any backpack style that I like. But I thought I would need my hands free for our walking in the…

Pencil pouch

Pencil pouch

My husband is a member of an internet community and they often arrange some exchange events. The recent one was a craft exchange, and my husband asked me to work together making something. Our match is a game lover, so my husband drew the mascot of the community, with portal gun on its hand, jumping…

Featured in Sew News!

Featured in Sew News!

I’m in a magazine cover! Well, at least my handmade organizers are ^_^ If you can get your hands on the newest (December 2010/January 2011) issue of Sew News magazine, you would see five organizer wallets featured in the cover. They were handmade by me! You can see the cover in the Sew News facebook page here….

Bag for Sensei

Bag for Sensei

Since about three months ago, I’ve been seeing a chiropractor for my back pain, caused by scoliosis. In Japan, teacher, doctor, therapist are called ‘sensei‘, so that is what we called her. Her office is on the second floor of her house, not very far from our house. My husband, Sidra, and I usually come…

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