Monday, July 21, 2014

kawaii fabric

Hi all!  Just wanted to share another coin purse and a smaller pencil case I sewed a while ago.  I actually haven't been too creative lately.  I've just been stalking some sewing blogs and looking up tutorials to see what else I can try to sew.  There are so many cute things!  One thing always leads me to another.  Anyway, I really love this fabric store on Etsy called Beautiful Work.  They have the cutest fabrics and they ship so quickly even though they are in Japan.

I got this fabric from the store I mentioned.  Super cute, right?  I love that it has so many different Sanrio characters.

I made this pencil case for my daughter for school.  It's an inch shorter in both directions than the previous one I made so I think it's a better size.  She added her little heart clip to it.  I made sure to have Tuxedo Sam showing some where since that is her favorite character.

Here is the case opened.  I think I should try sewing a little tote bag next.  I think that would be cute for little girls. 

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Friday, July 11, 2014

more sewing!

Hi everyone!  Thought I'd share some of the things I've been sewing.  I was totally frustrated the past couple days with sewing.  It was driving me crazy!  So many things were going wrong even though I was sewing the same coin purse I had shared here before.  The only difference was the fabric design.  And yesterday I took apart and actually scrapped another coin purse.  So today I took a break from it before I got more frustrated.  The only thing that I got irritated today with was trying to learn GIMP to edit my photos.  Ugh, what a headache too.

So here are the two same ol' coin purses.  But while I was sewing one of these, the needle on my machine actually popped out!  I think it couldn't handle the thickest part by the little tab.  Good thing I could just pop it back in and didn't break the machine.

This is a different pattern that I found HERE.  The only difference is that I chose not to sew the zipper the way she did.  I was too scared that it would be all crooked!  Maybe when I am a bit more experienced.  But I like the size of this.  The only thing that bothered me with this is that I used some iron on backing to make it stiffer and then when I tried to pull all the layers the right way it started to get so wrinkled.  I ironed it again after I was done but doesn't seem to be very smooth looking. 

This is the side view.  It has a boxy bottom.

It opens nice and wide but I don't like how thin the red material is.  I could see through it! 

This is a longer sized pencil case but I'm thinking this a bit too long though my daughter likes it.  You can definitely put a ton of pencils in here!  It was at this point that I started sewing crooked!  I'd start off really close to the zipper and then slowly I'd get farther and farther away.  I felt like banging my head on the table at this point.

Here's the case opened.  I just threw some stuff in there that I had on my desk.

I think I'll have to practice more before I can cut into my nicer fabrics.  It's a good thing I have coloring and stamping to fill my time when sewing isn't working out.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Arigato Yoichi

Hi again!  I think this may be my last post for a little while.  I am trying to do a lot of my stamping and coloring now before my new cutting mats arrive tomorrow for sewing.  I bought larger mats so I could cut my fabrics easier.  Then I plan to make a bunch of coin purses and maybe larger make up bags or something.  When I make a bunch I'll share them here but I don't know how long that will take me since I'm kind of slow with sewing.  Anyway, I'll keep you posted. 

Here are a couple calendars featuring Sister Stamps Yoichi.  I thought I would make calendars for my son's taiko teachers instead of just a thank you card.  Hopefully they'll be able to use them in 6 months!  Haha.  I matted the washi paper in gold so sorry about the reflective glare.

Here is a close up of Yoichi. 

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

every day is the best day

Hello!  Hope you all had a great holiday!  We spent our day at home just relaxing.  I was able to finish putting the Miyakos from Sister Stamps onto some calendars.  That was my being crafty everyday part for Friday.





Each one is a little different.  I like the purple one best.

Here's a close up of the saying.  I thought it was fitting for the image and the calendar.  I do plan on selling these calendars just haven't gotten to opening my Etsy store yet.  But if you're interested just send me an email!

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sister Stamps Miyako!

Hi!  So I am telling myself not to be too lazy this summer because before you know it, it'll be Christmas!  These days are going by so fast.  I want to try to do something creative everyday.  I hope I can keep up with that goal.  The other day I finished up 9 more little Year of the Sheep calendars using Sister Stamps Sheep stamp.  I think I shared one before so I didn't photograph the set I just made.  Yesterday and today I stamped up Sister Stamps Miyako and just had fun coloring her up.  Now that I have less DT commitments I have more time to just create whatever I feel like!  I kind of missed that. 

So here are the 4 I colored up.  I tried to use colors that I don't use too often for kimonos.  I think mostly I pick pink!  Miyako is such a cute stamp!  And I have a plan for her to go on some calendars along with a cute saying I found on the internet.  Yup, she's not just for Valentine's Day!

I also started coloring up Yoichi because my middle guy is taking Taiko for the summer and I want to make a couple of thank you cards for his teachers. 

I hope you have a great 4th of July!  We're gonna be different and bake a turkey tomorrow instead of grilling.  Thanks so much for stopping by!




Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sister Stamps Release #24 is Today!

Hello again!  Can you believe it's July 1st already?  This summer is going by too fast.  But at least Sister Stamps latest release is available today!  You can pick up these cute shave ice kiddos.  I wanted to share one last little project I made with this release.  I have 3 kids so this release reminded me of my own kids.

I took some ATC sized water color cardstock that I had and used gelatos again in the background.  I really bought the ATC sized cards cause I thought the size was just so cute!  Thought these little guys would be perfect for that.  I am thinking about doing a mini scrapbook/planner kind of thing so I may use these cards to decorate some of my pages.

Here is Anuhea to represent my daughter.  She loves purple and strawberry shave ice.

This is Ekahi and he has vanilla shave ice like my middle one loves.

Here is Leilani who not only lost her shave ice but her pigtails.  Haha.  My youngest is a boy so I had to change her up a bit.  I tried to even out the scalloped edges on her shirt and sleeves too with a black Copic multiliner pen.  He loves rainbow shave ice.  When I showed my kids this little guy who lost his shave ice they felt so sad for him and didn't want to be him!

Thank you everyone for all of your nice comments!  I appreciate them!  Hope you all enjoyed the previews for this release and will pick up some of these cute stamps!  Thanks so much for reading!




Monday, June 30, 2014

Sister Stamps Release #24 -- Anuhea

Hi again!  Continuing with previews for Sister Stamps today.  Since it is Sister Stamps' 3rd birthday, I thought it would only be fitting to make a birthday card.  I think these shave ice kiddos are perfect for birthdays.

My birthday card features Anuhea and her yummy shave ice.  The sentiment is from CC Designs and it is heat embossed in white on Lawn Fawn's journal die cut.  Cute papers are from Doodlebug.

Here's a close up of Anuhea with her pink plumeria.

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