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Makeup pouch – upcycled placemat

Makeup pouch – upcycled placemat

This is a makeup pouch that I use everyday. The outer fabric is blue Japanese cotton with pretty white floral pattern on it, and the lining is blue cotton. But I didn’t sew the lining myself because this pouch was actually a rectangle placemat with lining already attached. I found a set of pretty placematsContinue Reading →

I’d rather sew

I’d rather sew

I feel like I haven’t sewed anything for months, then I looked at my blog and found out that my last project was only a little more than 2 weeks ago. But it is sure felt like a long time because I’ve been feeling so uncreative these last few days, and I really don’t likeContinue Reading →

Bather bunny brooch

Bather bunny brooch

The problem with having a kid in the house is you get a lot of outgrown clothes in such a short time. I can give them away if the conditions are still good, and use the stained ones as rags. But there’s still too many of them, and I don’t need that much of ragsContinue Reading →

Some kind of tutorial for cowl and hand-warmers

Some kind of tutorial for cowl and hand-warmers

My first tutorial! Well, sort of. As I’m being asked about how I recyled a scarf into a cowl and hand-warmers, I made this, uh, simple drawings on how to make them. I hope the drawings can explain itself. The scarf I used measured about 120×45 cm. It has to be a bit stretchy asContinue Reading →

A cowl and a pair of hand-warmer

A cowl and a pair of hand-warmer

Today is Cultural day holiday, but we all stay at home because the three of us has got a cold. I got a little bit bored, so I make this cowl/neck-warmer for Sidra and a pair of hand-warmer from a scarf that was thrifted from a secondhand store nearby. I think I still have aContinue Reading →

Recycled green shirt

Recycled green shirt

This green striped shirt used to be mine, but I rarely wear it because somehow it didn’t hang well on my body. So I recycled it to a top for my son.

A tote bag from used flour bag

A tote bag from used flour bag

I only brought two suitcases when I moved to Japan, and one of few things that I brought here was a used flour bag. Beats me. Now the time has come to transform this used flour bag to a tote bag for my husband, because he loves carrying tote bags. I simply drew the pattern onContinue Reading →

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