Friday, November 26, 2010

bunn-chan waiting for santa pakkun bag~!

I made a Bunny-chan waiting for Santa pakkun bag~! Bunny-chan & her stuffed bunny are planning to catch Santa Claus on Christmas eve. They pretend quite well to be asleep.

Bunny-chan prepared everything-- cookies, hot milk, and a lovely letter to entice Santa Claus~.

This appliqué design was one of my framed works that I made last year. It was Panda-chan’s appliqué originally and I kept the frame work for myself.

I love this Christmas scene very much, so I decided to make another one with Bunny-chan. I hope that it will be a lovely accessory for the holiday parties!

I will add three pakkun bags to my shop tomorrow~.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

bunny-chan christmas pakkun bag~!

I made a Bunny-chan Christmas Eve pakkun bag~! The Bunny-sleeping bag is stuffed a little bit, and it is very soft.

The pink leather handle can be put on and off easily.

There is also Bunny-chan on the back side. She is dangling her stuffed bunny who had been hiding in a red stocking~.

I hope that this pakkun bag will be a lovely accessory for the holiday parties!

I am making more pakkun bags this week.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

lion-chan happy family zipper tote bag~!

I finished the lion-chan happy family zipper tote bag yesterday! It is very colorful with a lot of love~♥

The bag is not so big, between small & medium-- Measurement: approximately, W: 26cm (10 1/4in) H: 20cm (8in)

D: 6cm (2 3/8in) Handle: 32cm (12.5in) The space between the handle and the to of the bag: 11cm (4 3/8in)

The handles are long enough to dangle from your arm.

On the back side, I also attached Lion-chan and some pretty flowers. She is waiting for her parents to get ready to go out~. I love these pink linen-denims & tomato gingham check patchwork.

On the top of the bag, there are three cute buttons. I bought the light pink flower buttons in Japan, but I was told that they were from France. The little clear button is a USA vintage button. I think that they are so pretty together~.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

new items for tomorrow~!

I finished some new items~! This is a kokeshi-doll mini gama coin purse, a Japanese style doll & a Christmas wreath appliqué. A shell strap is also handmade~

This is a Panda-chan gama pouch. Panda-chan’s usual pose is so cute~. I think that it is a very pretty pouch. I love the tomato color gingham fabric on the side. Please note that it is NOT quite symmetrical.

This is a Bunny-chan gama pouch. She is making her snowman~. And on the back side, you can see her fancy snowman I think that Bunny-chan did a good job!

I also made two tissue cases for stuffing your stocking! Both matryoshka are charming and they look happy too~. One Japanese tissue pack is included as an extra, so you can use the case right away!

I’m in the middle of making a Lion-chan happy family tote bag. I think that I need a couple more days to finish it, so it can’t be in my shop tomorrow.. I will send an e-mail to the lovely Etsyan who asked me about the bag. It was a long time ago, but just in case, if she has been kindly waiting for the Lion-chan family~♥

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Monday, November 8, 2010

bunny-chan puffy zipper pouch~!

I finished a baby pink puffy Bunny-chan zipper pouch! It is a new pattern for me, and I think that it turned out very soft and pretty.

The pouch is made from a baby pink linen-denim, and it has small stripes. I think that the pale peach color gingham bias tape is perfect for this pouch~.

The appliqué is a simple Bunny-chan. Bunny-chan holding her bunny rabbit & a tiny flower on the front. On the back side, there are three colorful little flowers.

With this pattern, I think that we shouldn’t worry about closing or opening the zipper completely. If you would like to close or open the zipper completely, you may need to lift the flap (zipper attached part) a little bit.

We had our breakfast at the Mister Donut many times. One donut & a cup of coffee is 300yen for the breakfast service. And coffee refills are free at Mister Donut~ One of my favorite places in Japan!

We went to Kyu-Furukawa-teien in Komagome, Tokyo. This mansion was owned by a former zaibatsu family who created Mitsubishi. We were lucky that they had a rose festival when we visited~.

Pene-chan... We wish we could live here for a little while...

The rose garden was beautiful~♫

Pene-chan & Roses♥

They also have Japanese garden.

At the entrance/exit of kyu-Furukawa-teien, I used their beautiful stamp. It was very pretty, but I’m a bad stamper~. Many Japanese museums & parks have this kind stamp, so it is nice to carry a notebook. The entrance costs 150yen, 9:30-4:30.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

bunny-chan mini-mini puffy zipper~!

I made a Bunny-chan mini-mini puffy zipper pouch~! Bunny-chan is making a phone call to someone important.

On the other side is a brown bunny. Oh-ooh, a telephone line is terribly tangled on this side... But bunnies still somehow can understand each other~.

Pompom ribbon is so lovely with this pouch♥

In Jinbochou, Tokyo, we found a pretty cafe. It is a cake shop, but there is a small space for eating too.

My husband ordered an apple pie and I ordered a POODLE cake~! It was so cute!!! It was a butter cream cake, very nostalgic~ The poodle cake was 380 yen♫

The cafe section was antique and I loved their stained glass.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

mini mini brown bear multi case~!

I finished mini-mini brown bear multi case today~! This velcro closing case is made of Japanese cotton. It is one piece of fabric, not patchworked. Medium cotton batting inside, so it is puffy, and the brown bear girl is very cute on it~.

I am concerned that the top closing is not completely flat when it is closed because of the heavy batting. But I love this case and I hope that somebody would like it too.

My husband and I stayed in a small Japanese style hotel for 5 nights during the trip. (The other 3 days, we stayed at my mother’s home town). Japanese yen was too expensive when we arrived in Japan ($1=78yen!!!), so we felt lucky that we found this 3,000yen/night hotel~.

The hotel is very close to the Asakusa Sensooji, and every morning at 6 o’clock, the sounds of their bell woke us up.

We walked through Sensooji every day.

The food I must eat when I go to Japan is grilled EEL. Kawamatsu is my favorite eel restaurant. The Unajyuu (grilled eel on rice) in front of Pene-chan is very delicious, 2,100yen~.

After eating eel, we needed some sweets♥ I had Shiratama Anmitsu at Umezono. Most of their sweets are 670yen, and they have some take outs too.

My treasures from Asakusa~. Tenugui (Japanese cloth, Edo era style handkerchief), Japanese handmade culture doll made with Japanese fabrics, and I also bought a bunny strap for next year’s lucky charm. They are all from the Kiryudou shop in Asakusa. I hope that I can find this shop again next time. Asakusa is very difficult to navigate, and the shop was a happy accidental discovery~. My husband was quite patient, following me there, here, over there, and there again...

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