Thanks a million for your thoughtful comments for my last post.
I'm really glad that there are people like you who enjoy reading
what I say and seeing what I make. Sorry for not posting for
so long. The final exams are coming up and I am just busy studying,
but I really wanted to catch up with you guys this weekend.
I haven't sewn as much as I'd like to but these are the handmade
gifts I made for my mom in Japan and my American mom ;)
This one is on its way to my mom in Japan.
I started piecing the squares feeling like making a tote bag
for her, but as I noticed how fancy-looking it was turning,
I knew a bag isn't the best idea: my mom likes things simple.
So I changed my mind and decided to make it into a mini quilt.
When I was about to close the opening after sewing together
the patchwork and linen, I immediately thought about filling
it up with poly-fil, so I did. And the result was a pillow. LOL.
If I had known that this was going to become a pillow, I'd
have resized it to make it just a pillow cover so that it
would fit the commercial pillow of her choice. But doesn't
it make more exciting when gifts are big? Coming up with
justifications like this is what I am good at. LOL.
This one is for Kim, and I was glad to know it's already in
her hands. I made this pillow in the exactly same way.
30 squares and zigzag stitches. I like incorporating what
the recipient likes every time I make gifts. Kim loves
the beach, so Joe and I knew we wanted to make the pillow
look like beach-color.
Ever since I started making handmade gifts for Mother's day
last year, I knew I would like to do the same every year.
Both my mom and my American mom really enjoyed the fabric
baskets I sent for them. They are always so nice to
care for us, and the best way to show the appreciation,
I thought, was special handmade gifts that are not found anywhere.
Thank you again for your lovely comments/e-mails.
I'll be back soon with a blogiversary giveaway!
You all have a great weekend!