Sunday, March 27, 2011










Today I made a lightweight wool blend coat for my littlest C. I finally used one of the patterns in a Japanese sewing book. Anyone else have several Japanese books but never got to actually using them? A couple of years ago I started on a really adorable pant from this book, but ended up with a headache from finding the pattern pieces and never got back around to it.



This is a really sweet and easy pattern and it's a generous but flattering fit. It has adorable kimono like 3/4 length sleeves and it's fully lined.  And it passes her comfort test.
Next time I'll post the book and and a pair of jeans I made for DS.

Thursday, March 24, 2011








This old teddy which was originally my mother-in-law's, then my husband's has been through lot's of love, rough handling, dog maulings but I love it. Toys were truly made so well back then. I decided my teddy bear is a boy now and I need to sew him a pair of pants and vest I think.

I can never seem to work on a series of dolls at the same time which is not very efficient, but it helps me stay motivated despite sore fingers. I've moved on to birds now, I hope I can get everything finished for the next update!

Saturday, March 19, 2011


On my desk today, I decided to give her a head of beautiful ginger hair, hope you like her.

Friday, March 18, 2011



We had a tornado warning today at noon and big C's kinder class was in lock down. The threat past quickly but it was nerve wracking nevertheless. I can't even remember ever having a tornado warning in the Bay Area.
Fridays is our day when the little ones and I got out to lunch; we will staying in today, listening to the pitter-patter of raindrops.

Have a nice weekend xo

Tuesday, March 15, 2011



My next shop update will be Friday, April 8th at 11am PST.

There, I've done it and commited to a date. I will hopefully have some birdies in the shop as well for Easter.

Have a great Tuesday!

xo

Monday, March 14, 2011

back at the machine







I'm back at my desk sewing after a short hiatus. I had surgery in December and I fell in love with knitting again. After years of unfinished socks, sweaters, etc, I realized I was approaching knitting the wrong way. I was impatiently knitting away, then giving up because of the time it takes to see a project to completion. While recuperating I learned that all those knits and purls can be relaxing and wonderful.


Anyway, I am hoping to have an update in a couple of weeks. But I am distracted by the immense sadness I am feeling for the Japanese people as they struggle with horrifying events that have/are taking place. I lived in Japan for 6 years and went to kindergarten there so I have many fond memories. I also called New Zealand home for 3 years in my youth so I was saddened by the tragedies there, and now this. Thankfully the friends we still keep in touch with are okay.  I can't help holding my two little ones close to me and remember that life is fragile and we are blessed everyday we are together.