Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Quickest Project

Loves2experiment over Oregon was so kind to mail me this sweetest
handmade gift: "ayumi" stamp. *smile* I truly love it.

I have been very interested in carving my own stamp using erasers
like she did. I've collected everything I need to start. This Japanese
stamp-making book
, an x-act knif, and even a couple of big erasers
that are specifically made for carving stamps out of.
But the question is then, "why don't I begin?".
Well, I am quite terrible at drawing. Even just tracing seems
a little intimidating to me.

But thanks a lot to Loves2experiment, now I have my own
original name stamp that's way cuter than I would make
by myself! Woo hoo!!

So I used the stamp to make this little "ayumi" bag.
It was quick. No lining. No patchwork. Not even caution to
sew neatly. This time I wanted to have fun with free-stitching.
It turned out pretty cute. I am using it to put some necessities
in including fruity gum, a chopstick, and dental floss.

Sometimes crazing sewing is fun.

By the way, thanks soooooo much for many nice comments
on my last post. I am absolutely grateful that you guys
like the tutorial and surprisingly some of you already
made super cute reversible patchwork bags!!!
You are super fast! And I love it!

Enjoy looking at..

Reversible Patchwork Bag by Hirono, Trina, Upstatelisa, PinkPaisely!

Fabric Baskets by Jane, Our Busy Little Girls, Gina, Cybele, Kalora, Tracy,
Jillian, Jacqui, Molly, Dawn, Handmaiden-Handmaiden,
AmandaJean, Kristinemhanson, Bec, Anna, Alice, Vera, Tracy in CT, MissyMack, Ali

Thanks so much! xoxo!!

Thanks for reading!


  1. I just love the stamp It look like your style. and the bag is just too cute. I love it.

  2. Awesome bag! I love the tutorial! Thank U..

  3. love the stamp it looks so good...one more thing i need to organize so everything looks more professional...
    having a little giveaway over at my blog...overseas bloggers most welcome...

  4. The bag looks awesome! I love that you're using your stamp :)

  5. Cool stamp! I would love to know how to carve one!!! I looove your bag and my daughter and I have gotten a lot of compliments on our reversible patchwork bags!!! thanks for sharing!

  6. I love the stamp and I LOVE your little bag! It is so cute, and just gorgeous!

  7. Carving is fun just as a craft, it doesn't have to be 100 % perfect. When you do try I think you'll like it. Try a simple flower for experience... :-)

  8. yes.....crazy sewing is always the best kind!

  9. Hi Ayumi! I love the stamp and the bag ... so cute!

    I made a fabric basket using your tutorial. Thank you so much for the great instruction and the inspiration! I had fun making it!


  10. I love your stamp! It's so cute - I want one :)

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