Friday, October 22, 2010


Didn't like the way the bag fell in the other post, so I took the strap and cut it in half.

I made it into a T-shirt bag (I think that is what they call it), like those shopping bags you get at the grocery, only this isn't plastic.

Monday, October 4, 2010

stuck indoors

Was stuck indoors today because of the rain, so I decided to use some scraps to make this bag.

It is a little bigger than this one.

Most shoulder bags tend to slide off when wearing heavy coats so bags like this, that go across the body are perfect for winter.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

iphone case

I had seen a cute iPhone case in a Cath Kidston magazine here in Japan.

The magazine listed the measurements, so I took them down and created my own pattern (7.7 cm x 12.3 cm).

I had cut some "nicks" on the top of the pattern, but realized it would be too hard to sew, so I cut my fabric straight across.

Using some upholstery fabric that looks like a Marimekko type, I created my own iPhone case.

I think the Cath Kidson version uses velcro and oilcloth fabric, but I wanted to try making button holes for the first time, so I did just that.

What do you think?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

and a pair for satoshi

A pair of sachets for Satoshi....these weren't long but are wide enough for his shoes.

Friday, March 19, 2010

more sachets

After using up my potpourri, I decided to buy some more.

Using some scrap material I made these two long sachets...for my shoes.

Friday, March 12, 2010


I recently found some potpourri tucked away in the back of my closet.

It still smelled fragrant, so I wanted to find a way to use it.

I took some scrap material and was able to fill 3 sachets.

Am putting these in our table linen and towel drawers.