ok, so bitter because mozilla decided to crash while i was writing this post.
so here it is again, bleh.
I made this red fleece CD pouch for a good friend, it's getting mailed out in the next day or so. I just love the Alexander Henry
fabric! This is a fabric from 1998 called 'Haiku Cat' and long discontinued. Applique is a great way to use up little leftover scraps! This is my first time sewing with fleece. Very easy... except when your cat decides to lie down on top of it while you're working on it. I only left it alone for a minute! Bad kitty. I also embellished the whiskers with embroidery floss, so that they would stand out. I'd really like to make some for my etsy-shop-to-be, depends on when i get around to it.
Haiku Cat Cd pouch, red.
Here is a difficult project:
2x camellia kinchaku from Kumiko Sudo's Omiyage book.
Very tricky, lots of tiny pieces, tons of hand sewing and a lot of steps you have to follow. Kinda also involves origami techniques too. I'd like to make some of these to sell but with all the time it took, i think I might maybe get burnt out on them. I used seafoam green noil silk, hydrangea blue crepe, and hand-dyed taffeta (you can see the color variation in the 9 petaled kinchaku). These really are *tiny*, the pocket is about big enough to fit a walnut in it, and that's about it. I remind you again not to forget about seam allowance, that is why one of them has more petals than the other. Each pouch shows the bottom, they will hang face downward. They close with a drawstring. I'm going to make some sakura cherry blossom stuffs next!
9 petaled kinchaku
enjoy the fruits of my work!