Wednesday, March 30, 2011

three new pouches~!

This is a “pink bunny girl happy spring pakkun pouch~!”

Bunny-chan is strolling with her favorite bunny. It is a happy Spring day, best time for bunnies to look around~.

On the back side of the pouch, the two of them are together in a matryoshka form. A polka dot accessory pocket is also attached.

This is a “pink bear cozy sleeping bag zipper pouch~!”

A pink bear girl is sleeping in her bear-sleeping bag. Her little bear friend is also in her sleeping bag, right next to the pink bear girl. I feel very sleepy too when I look at them~.

On the back side of the pouch, the two of them are together in a matryoshka form. A rose print accessory pocket is also attached.

This is a “kokeshi-doll sisters happy flower day zipper pouch~!”

Three kokeshi-doll sisters are enjoying the Spring flowers~. They are happy to be together as usual!

On the back side, a kokeshi-girl and a kokeshi-bunny are sitting together. A Japanese fabric accessory pocket is also attached.

I love the color of this pouch so much. It is quite wild and adventurous~. It has a wide bottom, and the shape of the pouch is very pretty too.

The pouches will be at my Etsy shop tomorrow~.

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

new appliques~!

Four new appliques are ready to be pouches~.

These mini appliques are for the backs.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

donation to JAPAN~!

I finished the “panda-chan happy flower festival zipper!” Panda-chan is enjoying cherry blossoms with her favorite teddy panda~❤ It is a very warm, happy day!

I hope that warm Spring days will come to Tohoku, Japan very soon, and they are going to be able to enjoy their beautiful cherry blossoms.

At my Etsy shop, 30% of the proceeds will be donated to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund through the Japan Society. I will continue to donate until 30th of June.

The pouch is at my shop already~.

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

I finished making 2 new pouches~!

I finished making 2 new pouches~!

when I was making a gama pouch, I was very nervous because it was the last gama frame that I bought in Japan. Of course, I am planning to purchase some later, but it will be difficult since the shop doesn’t accept credit cards from abroad..???

I thought that the pouch looked perfect~... until I found scratches on the frame~! Ooooh, no--. I put fabric around the frame when I pinched it, but the fabric might have been too too thin for it. Mmmm, I will still add this pouch to my shop because it is very pretty, and all parts of this pouch were hand sewn. I hope that somebody will like it~.

Another pouch is made from USA vintage fabric for the most part. It looks very Spring-like, and a red bear girl & her REAL bear friend are so cute together. On the back side, you will see them together too, but in a matryoshka form. This pouch also will be in my shop tomorrow.

I’ve been watching Japan TV since the terrible earthquake hit Japan. I am so proud of the Japanese people who are enduring there.

When I was a child, I learned about earthquakes in school, and was trained for possible disaster. And when I was living there, I experienced many quakes. But this earthquake (M 8.8) is unimaginable... I have been feeling helpless in front of the TV set. Every time I hear the earthquake emergency alert (it is still happening very often) from the TV, I pray. I recalled my teacher’s voice, “Huge earthquakes will come, it is 100% certain. But we don’t know when.”

I called my mother yesterday morning when I found the news on the internet. My mother was fine, a little bit shaky because her area also shook very hard. I was worried about her because she is in a wheelchair, and she can only travel between her bed to her wheelchair, or to the toilet. For her, it is a tough thing to do. So, I just hoped that she didn’t have bad timing, and the earthquake came as just as she stood up. I want to call her again, but I learned that we all have to hold our calls if it isn’t an emergency.

I hope that we can at least understand the whole situation very soon... No more big ones, please...

Saturday, March 5, 2011

vintage cloth zipper-- panda-chan & pink bear girl~!

I made 2 zipper pouches with vintage fabrics~! One is Panda-chan, and another is a pink bear girl appliqué. They both posing in their usual style~❤ I think that the pink bear-chan’s head is a little too big for her body??? Oooh, I shouldn’t mention it to her~.

They are both lived-in feeling pouches, no reinforcing of fabrics.

I love this tired feeling sometime.

The pouches are at my shop already♫

I can sit in my chair long enough to stitch appliqué now, so I will work on new pouches next week. I will add new items to my shop one by one.

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