Thursday, September 30, 2010

Burp Cloths

Take a peek at my fabric stash and you probably could tell that it's all girly! So it wasn't difficult to decide on the fabric I'll use for the burp cloth for my cousin's baby shower. Happy 1 month, Jingwen. Stay healthy and happy. :)

Both burp cloths have towel material on one side. One with muslin, and the other with flannel on the other side. The muslin was pretty thin, so I added cotton batting. Loved how the machine embroidered name turned out. Maybe I should do make hand towel for myself. Anyway, these took me less than an hour (with interruption) to complete.

It's really easy with the tutorial from Handmade by Jill.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

First handmade item for mama

I still remember the joy and love I received along with the cross stitch bag my mama made for me when I was 7. Yes, I kept it till now, and that kept me going. :)

How could I turn down my mama's request for a pouch to put her work apron?

I presented the pouch to her today with dozens of butterflies in my stomach. Started thinking in my mind if she will like the colour? the fabric? the design? But the butterflies flew away when she went "Ahh! This is exactly what I wanted! You're my girl!!", and immediately packed her apron in. Our hearts were filled with ♥.. :)

This time I didn't embroider the name. It was some alphabet stitch. Attached the band so it can be a wristlet when mama's hands are full or tired. The pouch measures 11.5" by 6.5".

Tutorial from MADE .

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Reversible Kimono Shoe

I couldn't resist purchasing the pattern for this pair of Reversible Kimono Shoe! Used 100% cotton with batting for more warmth and comfort. It looks a little bulky due to batting, but it's all right, comfort matters more. :)

Pattern used: Sweetpea's Baby Kawaii Kinomo Shoe, USD$4.50.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Tissue Covers

Afternoon was spent sewing and unpicking (At least 10 times!) rolled hem for my dress's ruffles. Feeling so unproductive, I decided to do a small project.

So I made myself a tissue cover! No more ugly tissue packagings. :) 

Used Michael Miller's Christmas Trees fabrics. 

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Zippered Pouch

Made a Michael Miller's Japanese Doll (Pink) zippered pouch!


Obi was allowed to roam freely while I clear his cage.. and he found a new hut for hiding! So cute!

Summer wanted to take picture with his furry friend...
Tmeed was in the queue..

Finally Tmeed's turn! laughs!
I love it when they look into the camera. hehee.