Tuesday, December 28, 2010

things i made~!

These are new goodies I made during Christmas.

I think that the Panda-chan gama pouch is well done this time! I’m very happy about the final look~♥ Also, I made two tissue cases, and Okameinko-chan appliqué.

It is my first bird girl~. Every colorful bird loves Okameinko-chan~♥ They follow Okameinko-chan with lovely songs. I think that Okameinko-chan is so cute!

This Bunny-chan multi case was just finished yesterday. It is made from a very soft fabric and I enjoyed seeing and feeling my every hand stitch sink into the fabric. I also love the Bunny-chan’s outfit. It is a Japanese traditional print, and she looks like a tomboy.

On the back side of this pouch, there is a little pocket and a tiny tulip appliqué.

Pene-chan wants me to take pictures of her before cleaning up the Christmas tree. This year, I decorated a plastic tree, but it was pretty enough for us. We spent a quiet and happy Christmas. I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas~. And received lovely gifts from Santa Claus just like Bunny-chan & Panda-chan.

I started cleaning up my house today. It is a Japanese tradition that we call, “oo-soo-ji,” it means a big cleaning. It has to be done before the new year (IMPOSSIBLE!), so I have a lot of things to do. I never ever felt finished with this big cleaning before the new year, and I am already giving up some parts~. And I hope that I can make delicious new year’s meal too. I can’t wait for going to the Japanese supermarket to shop for some new year’s food~.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

bunny-chan & panda-chan card cases~!

I finished two card cases~! This Bunny-chan card case will be a Christmas gift for myself♥

My passport can fit in the first page pocket♫

It has cotton batting in the outer case, and the inside card case base is made from denim. It is a warm and thick card case.

I think that the Panda-chan card case is very lovely too~. She is posing in her usual style. On the back side, I put a Winter tree and a cozy house that Panda-chan might love to check out~. I think that the tomato color gingham check bias tape is very pretty with the Panda-chan appliqué. The closing button is a white plastic USA vintage.

The first page, there is one longer pocket that is perfect for your passport or check book. One little pocket is in the second page.

In the middle, there are 14 card pockets.

The last two pages are the same as the first two pages.

An orange flower embroidered ribbon is attached to the back side.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

card case training~!

These are things I have been making. I’m working on card cases, one for practice (mine), and I am hoping that the Panda-chan card case will be at my shop. I think that the Bunny-chan card case will be pretty, but I didn’t like attaching the bias tape by machine. I made a mess there~... So, I will do hand stitch for the Panda-chan.

I also made another Panda-chan gama pouch... BUT I think that I made a mistake. Looks fine and pretty on the front side.

But I found tragedy on the back side... The pouch didn’t properly fit the gama frame! The left top front looks not so good, uncomfortable fit for me. Can’t redo Gama, so this Panda-chan pouch is also mine now.. It makes me very tired when I make this kind of mistake~..

Also, I had an unfortunate missing package experience recently. It was very disappointing for my kind customer and for me too. Maybe, the package will show up some day, but it is difficult to wait for an unknown delivery. I was very glad that my lovely customer was communicating with me. I think that my customer and I both did our best to find the package, but having a tracking number didn’t really help when the post office can’t find the package.

So, I decided to ship all items with insurance. I’m still learning and working on my shop shipping policy (I still don’t know what is the best for International customers), but I hope that I can set everything up for my next shop update.

I was hoping to add more new items during this year, but I also know that delivery during the holiday season takes longer and is stressful. So, I’m so sorry, but I will update my shop early next year, January 6th, 2011. I will introduce every items I make in this blog, so please visit again.

Thank you for visiting!