Friday, July 25, 2008

Drawstring Bags

drawstring bags

Oh my oh my! I feel bad slacking off on updating
my blog these days! I've been super busy. That's all it is.
Busy life equals the least creation coming out of my sewing
space and that results in the lack of things to write about here. haha

Anyways, these drawstring bags above are the most recent
things I've made. I made these for my friends to give on
my birthday. Oh, yes! I had my fabulous 26th birthday
on July 23rd! I got to get together with my friends and
had a great dinner at the Elephant Bar Restaurant.
My friends are so super sweet!!

Vy gave me this really nice, cute bag.
Isn't it lovely?! The best thing about this is...

it's reversible!! I truly love it!
I want to make a bag like this. Such inspiration!


Another cute thing I want to show you is this vintage
scarf I found in one of vintage clothing stores
up on Haight street in San Francisco.
I love that area. There are so many stores that carry
vintage stuff that thrills me.

Joe and I are leaving for Japan tomorrow morning and
will be back on the 21st of August. Unquestionably,
I'm REALLY excited. I'm sure I'll take hundreds of pictures,
and I'll show you ones that are somewhat craft related
like fabric I find there and/or cute zakka stores.
And!! Remember I'm having a giveaway of things
from Japan once I get back. I'll try my best to find things
that are super cute and rare, so please look
forward to it if you're a big Japanese things-lover!

Here comes another pretty fabric basket!!

heartFabric Basket by Nanette

Rickrack on top! What a great idea!

Thanks for reading!


  1. Don't forget Afternoon Tea!!! My favorite store in Japan!!!!<333

    Have so much fun:0)


  2. Happy belated birthday! You are the same age as my daughter. She is not a sewer/crafter, but is quite a talented photographer. Have a great trip!

  3. The drawstring baskets are DARLING! And your birthday purse is very sweet. Happy Birthday and have a great time. I've made 8 more baskets for a total of 9 now and I tried making the pattern in different sizes. Such a great idea!! Thank you again.

  4. Happy late birthday Ayumi! I hope you guys have a great time in Japan

  5. Have the BEST time in Japan. You're going to have so so much fun! I love your drawstring bags...and Happy Birthday!!! You're fantastic.

  6. Oh, I hope I'm not too late. Have a safe and fun trip to Japan. I'll be looking forward to seeing your photos when you arrive back home. Happy belated Birthday!! Have fun!!

  7. I'm 26 as well :) Have a great trip and do show us loads of pictures!! :)

  8. Happy Birthday! Oh I'd love a tutorial on that darling drawstring bag. I'm so excited about your trip to Japan. I lived there for 3 years and LOVED it. I have lots of treasures. So looking forward to your hundreds of pics and giveaway!!! Have a terrific trip!

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  10. Hi Ayumi! I nominated you for an award…please see my blog for details.

  11. Happy belated Birthday!

    and have a great trip to Japan.

  12. Happy belated birthday! You really have thoughtful friends.

    Hope you have great time in Japan. I can't wait to read the posts when you are back! :)


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