I am opening a ‘my own’ craft shop within this website. The craft goods are all (my) ‘handmade’, fabric art, knitting, crochet and patchwork, etc.etc. which I love investing time on to add a spice of creativity into my daily life.
I’ve been doing sewing lately with fabrics which I’ve kept and stored for long. Here are some of my DIY Aprons which I just opened a small shop at ETSY for anyone interested to purchase. All items are all handmade and one of a kind.
Summer DIY…… This is a tea towel (purchased at Antropologie Honolulu by an artist – Holly Frean) converted into an apron for my niece, who has stared to take interest in cooking.
It’s still the rainy season but the weather man is warning us for again, an Indian Summer this year. (As I recall….it’s been extremely hot for the past couple of years, so what’s new?) Anyway, my mind is just getting set for the coming hot days, as well as getting (trying not to forget), getting rid of some of my archived fabrics, lying deep under the sewing pantry. So…I found a thin silky linen cloth, which probably was an over-sized scarf. Trying to keep the beautiful vertical weaved pattern, I turned it into a elastic skirt, a Thailand-ish wrap around skirt image. Not much of sewing techniques required for any of my DIY skirts. Second was again an over-sized scarf, I think it was a present from a colleague who went to East Europe. This is a circular skirt made out from a 360 degree cut out. 今年は猛暑になる、猛暑になる、、といわれるとついつい力んでしまいます。年々日本の夏が苦手になるわたし。 キレイな布がまだまだねむっているので夏向けのスカート作製。 下のは超〜簡単に作れる『ゴム・スカート』。布は薄いエスニックスカーフでタイの巻きスカートをイメージして改造を計りました。 もう一つは『フレアスカート』。柔らかくてパターンも東ヨーロッパのデザインみたいな？誰かのお土産に貰った気がするけど思い出せない。デザインを動かしたくてフレアスカートに仕立てました。これはちょっと裁断を失敗して実はつぎはぎしてるんだけど360℃のフレアなので分からないから許す（笑）。 保存 保存 保存 保存 保存 保存
My fabric collection box has been storing a lot of my husband’s old neckties. A lot of his ties having had retired couple of years ago had been recycled to our son but some pretty and pristine HERMES ties
A handmade baby mattress for our little granddaughter…already turning just a little less than a month old (yet). The center fabric is designed and fabricated; made by my daughter during her young art center days.
It’s been a while since we visited Bangkok but our choice of fabrics are finally sewn to become…our new line of ‘tablecloths’ using Jim Thompson fabrics.
Baby onesies made for our newborn grandchild (girl) born – November 2nd, 2015. I’ve used a baby gap onesie wear and handsewn an applique using old T-shirt fabrics.
Sewing has started to become my second hobby next to cooking. Since are family has grown rapidly welcoming a grandson earlier this year and a granddaughter waiting for the moment to arrive in our plant – mother earth; these little clothes are so adorable that I cannot seem to stop looking into patterns for future projects.
I think that I am entering a different phase of life… Making ‘baby swaddle blanket’ from my newborn daughter’s baby (due any moment) which officially make both of us – granny and grandpa. Well, to confess we already are this January when our son welcomed baby boy.