I'm not sure if this a finished project or not, because I may end up adding a cushion foam and a fabric cover on the back, or add several rows of crochet stitches to make it into a stool "cover" instead... I'll see.
Close up of the crocheted flower in the center.
The petals are made of "popcorn" stitches, which adds a textured effect.
I really I love the puffiness of these petals!
But a bumpy seat cushion may be a little awkward for some people...? lol.
The back side of the seat cushion looks like this.
And by the way... it's hard to believe that we're in the final month of this year already.
Despite all the craziness, I hope you all have a safe and happy December ;)
This is something I've been trying to post here but been forgetting to do so...
These are handmade stickers made with my handcarved erasers.
I simply stamped my eraser stamps onto these blank sticker label sheets
(round) from Avery using different colored stamp inks.
It was a fun and quick project to make!
Well, from today (Wed, Nov 24th) our girls are off from school, and they will enjoy a long five day Thanksgiving holidays...
Both my husband's and my side of the families all reside in Japan, so we usually celebrate Thanksgiving with our closest friends...
This year, we plan to visit our friend's house for the Thanksgiving dinner, which we really look forward to :) I will be bringing few dishes to the dinner, including Chinese chicken salad, Japanese style mixed rice with meat and veggies (o-ko-wa), and I may make one more dish to lighten the cooking load of the hostess (my friend).
I've listed a couple of girly carrying pouches in my shop this week.
All of these carrying pouches are made of combination of 100% cotton prints and Japanese imported fabrics.
I used 9 inch (23 cm) zippers for the opening, which make these pouches roomy enough to be used as a generously sized pencil pouches or as everyday carrying pouch for the grown-ups.
The fun part of making these pouches is the fabric combinations!
I can spend hours just thinking about which fabrics to combine with what... It is just normal for me to cover my entire sewing table AND the ironing table with lots of fabrics, and I often end up covering our dining table with more fabrics! lol
But once my mind is set, the rest can be whipped up in a storm ;)
All of these items are fully lined and padded with fleece batting, which make the pouches stand on its own.
This one is just a little bit shorter in height than my other pouches.
It measures approximately 4 inches (10 cm) in height, whereas my other pouches measure 4.5 inches (12 cm) in height.
Edited to Add: Youtube tutorial (5:19) is also available here.
Would you like to decorate your home with a beautiful handmade wreath for this holiday season? And wouldn't it be nice if you can make good use of those ever growing fabric scraps in your sewing room?
If you answered yes to both of these questions, this tutorial is for you! This is a quick and simple no sew project, yet it sure adds that special touch to your home. I also think the handmade wreaths will make great holiday gifts for your friends, teachers, and family members.
Okay, let's begin. Here are the required supplies:
One 12 inch (30 cm) Styrofoam wreath purchased from local Joann store (30センチ大の発泡スチロール製のリース。私はアメリカの手芸量販店 Joann にて購入）
1 chopstick or screw driver (割り箸一本。または、スクリュードライバーでもOK。）
Craft glue （工作用のり）
Various fabric scraps of your choice （はぎれたくさん）
Approximately 1 yard 10 inches, or 115 cm, of matching ribbon. I used red velvet ribbon of 5/8 inch or 1.5 cm in width. (1.5センチ幅のベルベットなどのリボンを約1.2メートル分）
pinking shears （ピンキングはさみ）
Are you ready to begin?
Using pinking shears, cut out fabric scraps of your choice into approximately 2 inch x 2 inch (or 5 cm x 5 cm) squares. The squares does not need to be precisely in this size, it can be a bit bigger or smaller.
Pour a small amount of craft glue into a flat container. Here, I used a recycled jar lid.
Then, take one 2" x 2" fabric square and place it on your palm RIGHT side up.
Place a tip of the pointy side of your chopstick or a screw driver in the mid point of the square fabric.
Wrap the square around the chopstick (or the screw driver) like this.
Dab a small portion of craft glue on to the tip...
Then stick the fabric-covered chopstick into the Styrofoam. Be careful that you don't pierce the fabric with the chopstick, and also be careful not to go too deep inside the foam. As long as the hole you made into the foam is not too deep and the square does not come off easily, you're on the right track.