Sunday, December 29, 2013

Drawstring pouch made of one square fabric

 I am editing a tutorial for making this adorable drawstring pouch. I've been wanting to share this tutorial in the blog. The structure of the pouch looks complicated at first sight. I know, it would be unbelievable to you ladies, if I say it is very easy to make. And this is made of only ONE piece of square fabric. But I am not lying at all! The pouch has two out side pockets which are covered by two flaps look like pretty flower petals. I am going to share the tutorial of making this magical cute thing in the next post. So please stay tuned and make it your first project of the new year 2014!

The process of making this cute pouch is only two things. Folding a square fabric like Origami and a bit of sewing. This particular method is applicable to any sizes of squares. No need to cut and assemble numbers of parts at all. This is a very quick project.

Super cute, huh?

Flips look like flower petals.

Perfect for carrying bits and pieces in your purse. Or organizing your supplies for sewing.

All right! I made one last blog update just in time in 2013 as I promised! (Do you think I'm cheating by posting only a preview of the tutorial?) The next post will be coming real soon.

This is going to be my last post in this year. Sometimes life is tough. And I often complain about that. But I really think I should be very grateful that my family spent another safe year. I hope you had a safe and peaceful year as well, and will have a wonderful new year. I am also grateful that many many people around the world visited this little creative space of mine and inspired me a lot. Thanks so much you all and have a Happy New Year.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas to you all!

Merry Christmas everyone! It has been really long time since the last post. I wrote about Halloween in that post! That meas I have been silent for about seven weeks! I am so sorry about that but things around here got suddenly crazy busy after then. I usually spend very busy weeks around the Holidays like many of you do, but this one was extreme. I kept thinking of updating my blog and always ran out of strength at the end of a day. There were numbers of things that has occupied me so much. One of the reasons were that I had two commissions from the publishers in two different counties. The dead lines were close together in the middle of December. I am not going to describe about that, but this is a sneak peek for you of what I had been working on.

Today, I am going to share the pictures of the things I made on consignment for Christmas sales at Junk Evolution. These are folding zipper clutch bags. This pretty red and white lace fabric was from the dress I've found at a thrift store. The dress itself looked beautiful, clean and almost unworn. I washed and took apart that very carefully then made it into these pretty bags.

These are crocheted jewelries. Some colorful earrings and pins.

My standard goods, crocheted flower brooches.

I started making these felt pins last Winter. A building and a tree series.

From here, these are Christmas gifts Nina made for her teachers. The mini heart pillow with embroidered letters. This was for her ballet teacher.

The canvas book tote made with "original textile" . Nina drew the picture with fabric crayons and markers.

This was not a gift. She built this ginger bread house almost all by herself for the first time! Now I consider her a real big girl ;D

This is the book tree I saw at the library in the town. I think it's very chic and cool. Maybe, I could make a small version of this for my house next year.
It's literally freezing here in South Bend tonight. We don't have much snow but this is a beautiful Christmas eve night. I hope you are having a merry merry Christmas with your loved ones.

( I promise the next post will be coming sooner! I have a lot to share with you!!)