Saturday, November 28, 2009

Quilt Holders

I was working on taping off a quilt for top stitching and left the room to answer the phone. When I came back this was the scene that greeted me. I snuck out and got the camera and they were so comfortable using their pillow that they didn't even move.
If I lay anything on the floor, even a single layer of fabric, they think it is for them. I am constantly shooing them away and even lock them out of the room at times. You can see a comfy dog bed behind Lilly. They are so funny!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Lilly's Test Coat

I think dog coats are super cute but not really necessary here in Okinawa. Lilly has quite thin fur and I think she might get cold when we visit Wisconsin in the winter so that is my excuse for coming up with this (I really just wanted to make her a darling little coat).
I wish Matt was here today so he could have taken pictures while I was tracing Lilly on some scrap fabric. She cooperated nicely and I had a nice little diagram to make a pattern from. I drafted a rough pattern and this was the sample coat. I guess this may be the beach version since it is lined with terry cloth. Just kidding! The next one I make will be lovely wool or corduroy with fleece lining. I can't believe it worked on the first try!
She was not thrilled with the photo session but she doesn't seem to mind the coat. She is sleeping with it on while I post this.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Kawaii Japanese things!

KAWAII = cute
Recently my friend and I made the rounds of our favorite craft stores here. We browsed books, bought fabric and enjoyed great food. A great way to spend a rainy Sunday. Here are a few of the things that made their way home with me.

Fall (or any season as far as I'm concerned) window clings. Check out how cute this little forest scene is. I have them in my sewing room and they are adding a whole lot of Kawaii to the place.

Does anybody know what this says? I don't speak Japanese or French!

This little gem of a book is filled with great bags, zippered pouches and fabric buckets. The Japanese culture appears to like little bags for almost every item you take out of your house. It seems this would help keep you organized and sure looks cute.
The book is split up into the different seasons and uses those color palettes. Amazing layout!

This book is filled with beautiful things for little girls. It is filled with inspiring work. If only I could read kanji!

I want to make up some of this clips for my own hair.