Tuesday, April 21, 2009

guess where I am?

sorry for not posting anything for weeks...
but, I had been pretty busy.
We were in Vancouver for 5 days,
and now we are in JAPAN!
We are visiting my family.
This is the very first time for my family to see my daughter.
My parents and grandparents are already in love with her and crazy about her.
It is going to be an awesome visit.
and I can't wait to eat good Japanese food as well, of course!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

etsy update

With the very little free time I have, I finally made a dreamy spring dress for my Etsy shop.
Why did I have to make another one of the same dress?
(well, with a different colored fabric)
Because I decided to keep the first one!
hehehe ;P
This happens often.
probably more than it should....

but it's so hard!
after spending so much time and energy you put into creating things,
of course you'll get attached!
and its also so nice knowing it is the only one unique thing in the entire world!
nobody else has it!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I finally got a shipment for my daughter's mobile today :)
I had been waiting for it for a looooooong time!
When I was looking for a pattern/how-to on baby mobiles,
I came across withthis how-to by Lupin.
As soon as I saw it, I was in love with it,
and knew this was the one for my daughter.

I went felt shopping at a local fabric store and got some nice colored felts.
Originally, I was going to use beads from my beading stash
instead of felt balls used in the how-to.
But, they were way too small for the project,
and I really liked how it looked with the felt balls.

So, decided to go on Etsy for felt ball hunting.
Found some sellers, but got these nice colored ones from feltgirlsupplies.
I was so excited when I saw the package in the mail box.
I FINALLY can finish it!!!!
Cutting out the butterflies was a quite time consuming repetitive work!
especially because I decided to double them.
but I managed :)
My original plan was to use interface yearn running in between two butterflies,
but I changed my mind and stitched them together, just like the how-to.
I think it was the right choice
- it adds a bit more 'handmade feel' to it and now they actually look like flying!
Sewing the balls and butterflies was a bit of work out too.
I didn't have the right needle and yearn was a bit too thick for the eye of the needle I used.

But in the end,

I am quite happy with how it turned out :)

and so is she :)!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

what is up???!!!

what is wrong with the weather??
today is April 1st, and it is SNOWING outside!
This is what happens, as soon as I say how much I LOVE spring in the last post...
must be an April fool's thing!
I wish.... :(