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I fell in love with Kanzashi flowers when I first saw them on a flickr group (http://www.flickr.com/groups/kanzashi_/). The flowers were really beautifully made. I attempted and well, my flowers pale in comparison to those featured in the group but I will gradually improve on my skills.

The flowers are rather easy to fold and then to assemble. They make great brooches and hair accessories. So I made a few for my princesses. Whenever, I walk behind them, these flowers bring a smile to my face because they are really sweet to look at.

 

There are many tutorials out there in the web, just type in the word ‘kanzashi’ and be amazed at the handiwork.

 

I had made some pencil cases.

The red ones being simple.

The delicious looking  fabric ones were quilted and I was kind of enjoying the process of making it.

It also turned out quite pretty.

Then, I researched on the flex coin purse for a couple of days and I tried it.

It looks cute.  Those two were my prototypes… I still have to get the dimension right.

That is all for now.

 

This is the fourth time I am making this post and I am getting a bit frustrated…

So let’s make this post a real short one then.

Holiday is here.  The children are taking lots of time to play in their room.

I am taking my time to play with my toys too.

So I made these…

Sorry for the lousy naming … but I like to make it sound cute.

I tried my hands at the mini pouches again.

This time with a little embellishments so that it will not look so plain like before.

They measure approximately 5.5″ by 5″ and the ribbon by the side is long enough to slip it to your wrist.

I made two of them and hope that someone will like it enough to buy them and help contribute to my daughters’ university funds.

Mini Sweet Pouchie

Mini Sweet Pouchie

Mini Sweet Pouchie (back)

Mini Sweet Pouchie (back)

Mini Flora Pouchie

Mini Flora Pouchie

Mini Flora Pouchie (back)

Mini Flora Pouchie (back)

Please let me know if they need to be improved.
Thank you very much.

I am so proud of myself.

I had to wear this ugly transponder round my neck while at work as it unlocks the doors.

I was kind of sick of looking at this black thing in front of my chest. 

Ugly Transponder

Ugly Transponder

As I was making the crochet necklace for Ash, I thought of how I could crochet a cozie for this transponder and dress it up nicely.

So I thought of the design and how the pattern will work.

After two to three days of thinking through, I finally set work on it yesterday night.

I put in the finishing touch this morning… the button.

So here is my newly dressed up transponder. 

Cozied Transponder

Cozied Transponder

Next, I had been sewing clothes for my princesses and also bags and never really dared to venture into clothes for myself.

I plucked up the courage and find a simple enough pattern and cut out the fabric last week.

I let the cut fabric sat for a whole week and finally managed to work on it this morning.

I must thank Superpig for bring Aver along with him and Ash to violin lesson so that I can sleep in and also sew.

I am very very very happy of my new blouse.

New blouse for Wen

New blouse for Wen

I hope you will like them too.

Had been saving my fabric scraps, I used to throw them away with a guilty heart.  So I started to put these little scraps aside and hope that I will be able to use them.

So I made these little flowers with the bigger  scraps and add in the buttons.  After which I attached them to the rings and Hey Presto… I have got three new rings.

What do you think of them?

Still in the mood of working with felt and hair clips.

But no mood to say more than these few sentences.

Hope you will like them and forgive my rudeness.

I had brought quite a bit of felt for Ash to sew some christmas ornaments and now Ihave quite a bit left over.  So I started doing these felt hair clips.

 

I asked Superpig whether they are nice.  He said they are nice.  When I asked him again later in the night, his reply was,”Okay only…”

I am a little hurt as he never ever give me a true answer.  His answers change all the time and I really do not know whether the stuffs that I made are good or not.

I know I am still far from many of the crafters out there and to some extent I feel that all the over rated comments by friends about my crafts are only polite comments just to makeme feel good.

However, I so not feel good at all as I know my stuffs are far from nice now that Superpig had spoken his true words when he is most unguarded.

Superpig asked for some Christmas presents for his colleagues (his first Christmas with them) so I thought of tissue cozies.  So I made them..

And there are more fabric covered buttons.  These tiny ones are so tiny that I do not what to do with them yet.  Anyone has any suggestions?

Then these were transformed into hair ties.  Cute … very cute… I love them very much.

And today, 3 hours non-stop sewing after sending Superpig and princesses to their destination…

Four tote bags and a skirt for Ash.

The two big ones at the back used to be cushion covers from Ikea and I transformed them to big tote bags for a good shooping day at the market.  The other two are what was left over from the gifts I made for Teachers’ Day and were waiting for me to complete them. 

How do they look?

It seems that the fashion for kiddos nowadays are tights with a skirt attached.  I do not know what they name this particular attire but I find it extremely cute.

With my success in sewing pants for my princesses, I thought I may just push it a little further by adding a skirt on top of it.

I tried it out yestaerday morning when I stayed at home sick.  (Yes, sick but refuse to lie down and rest.)

The outcome is this…

 

And this is Aver with her “cheese” pose.

(Please ignore that her rompers and the bottom piece do not match… I simply asked her to put it on for the sole purpose of taking photos of her in it.)

Hope you will like it as much as her father do.  He says it is cute.