Mar 19, 2018

I found a very good tool for embroidery.

These days, I'm training to embroidery on fine linen fabric.
Because of the difficulty of counting, the results are not so good.

But finally, I found a good tool in my daughter's toy box.
This is it!

It's a light box to trace something. She got it for drawing Manga.

I can count linen easily on it.
Even on black or deep blue color, the light helps me to count it.
Now I can embroidery faster than before, and the result is more neat!
The other side is also beautiful. I love both sides. Which one do you like better?

Mar 10, 2018

I can't count linen.

5 weeks after her injury, My daughter is better now and she could dance (hula) with her team today.

For the team member, I
made bow hair  pins as small  gifts.

My son is doing well too.
And he likes making something with me.
These days he makes lots of Sushi rolls of origami papers. 
He makes them so often, and finally I made them by Kogin embroidery.

I stitch everyday and made many embroidery goods.

And now I'm trying to stitch on fine linen fabrics. But it's hard for me to count the linen.
I'm stitching everyday and want to do better! These are what I practiced on brown and yellow linen. 

It was too hard for me to count the brown one. If you could stitch well on linen, please teach me how you practiced.

Thank you.

Feb 26, 2018

How to make LIBERTY ribbon hair clips

This morning, I found a good way to make ribbons using LIBERTY tana lawn.

Next to me, my son made sushi rolls for his dad.

I'll show you how I made them.

I cut a piece of the fabric in 2cm x 35 cm.

Then I put double sided tape on the center of it.

I folded the both sides releasing the paper of  the tape. 

I folded it making triple bow shape.

Do you know this thread for making bows?
You just wrap the center 3-4 times using it, and it keeps the shape without knotting.
I made the bows with it.

I prepared another LIBERTY tape of about 5cm and made a knot.

I wrapped the bow with the knotted tape and sewed at the back.

At last, I attached the bow on the hair pin with a glue gun.

I also  made hair clips with cute lettering ribbons.

I'll be happy if you liked them and make your cute bows.

See you.

Feb 24, 2018

Embroidery at STARBUCKS at night, Japanese Hishizashi

Usually it's difficult to stitch at night because kids want to play with me.

I went to a STARBUCKS in Yokohama, Minatomirai with my sewing tools last night.
It's the first time for me to leave kids at home with their dad.

I enjoyed the city lights and cafe time without kids.

Then I began to stitch not Kogin, but Hishizashi.

Hishizashi is similar to Kogin but they are different. Kogin is odd counting and vertical, Hishizashi is even counting and horizontal.

It's very interesting. I finished each part one by one.

It's important to keep beautiful the back side too.

At last, I finished it. It's beautiful!

Do you like Hishizashi too?

Feb 18, 2018

Nogeyama zoo in Yokohama

Today I went to Nogeyama zoo with my son, Kou.
The zoo is of the Yokohama city and admission free. It's only 10 minutes far from our house, so we often go there.

Kou likes giraffes very much. Today it came near him and looked at him.
He likes using the guidance phone, but I never put coins... But whenever he found it, he enjoyed it.
We took a rest at a bench, with Japanese sweets. The face ones are ningyo-yaki, the inside is anko, sweet beans paste.
The green package is onigiri-senbei, onigiri-shaped rice cake.
Kou likes onigiri-senbei very much.

What he wanted to see was penguins.

Miyu and Kou like to touch with animals and this zoo has such a space. People can touch with mice, Guinea pigs and chickens.

At last, we saw a red panda was sleeping such a high position of the tree.
Please don't fall down...

Today I showed you a small zoo in Yokohama. It's very small and there are not so many kinds of animals.  But it's very interesting to show and to touch with animals.

See you!

Feb 17, 2018

Patent pending, ribbon hankies

Last year, I applied for a Japanese  Patent.
For my daughter, I found a good way to bring her hankies on her clothes those have no pockets.

I put a ring on her clothes, and she can put a hankie on it. I also made a small pouch with a clip. She uses it when she goes outside with her friends, put some candies in it.

The ring is for knitting.

She can use it without refold, just wipes her hands.

I also use them hanging from my bags.
Because my son needs hankies often, it's convenient.
The one with face is for boys. Maybe they don't like ribbons so much.

You close them with snaps on the belt. 
They are convenient and cute, aren't they?

Feb 11, 2018

Tiny tulips with my sarubobo

Hi, there.
Here, in Yokohama, It's still cold but kids want to play outside.
Today I found beautiful plum blossoms in bloom.

What I wanted to show you are petit tulip flowers.
At first, I cut fabrics in small rectangles and folded them in half.
I found a good piece of codes for the stem.
Then, I just put the code through the rectangle piece anf filled them with stuffings.
 I closed the top of the tulips. I made 16 ones, my kids already keep some of them.

I made them for my sarubobo plushies.

I like them with flowers in their hands.

See you!