Sunday, March 14, 2010

So warm...!

thanks erica!

I hope your past week was filled with laughter
and crafty moments. Today I'd like to introduce
a couple of handmade gifts that have been given
to be me this year. The super cute potholder above
is from Erica of Craftyblossom. Erica has been
such a sweet, inspirational blog friend for me.
I found a surprise package from her the other day
in the mail which included this potholder as
well as other little gifts. ...Oh my!!!
Do I need to explain how much I love the potholder?!
I don't think I need to, because it's toooooooo
obvious that I am in love with the colors, designs,
style, and pretty much the whole awesome idea, right?!
So warm. No way can I use it in my kitchen.
I will put it up on the wall where I can see
it every single day to give myself a lift up!
Thank you so much, Erica!!!!

thanks susan!

Could any pincushion be prettier than this one?
This one is from Susan, who has been very
supportive and nice ever since we 'met' here.
It might not be easy to tell from this picture,
but the tummy of the little penguin is baby pink!
Pink Penguin, exactly!!
It's just so cute and handy. I didn't realize
how much I needed a little pincushion like this
until I started using this one. It stays very close
to me when I am at my sewing table because
it makes me smile and appreciate my creativity
which had led me to make lots of great friends
like you all. Thank you so much, Susan!!!!

thanks mary!

Here is another warm, sweet handmade gift that
I am very lucky to own. Mary is also a great friend
I made through my blog. She was very generous and
kind to send me a lot of rare vintage fabric which
I've already used for some of my projects.
I'd been meaning to make something like this that
would help me carry threads and a little scissor.
I love how beautiful and practical this little
one is for me. Thank you so much, Mary!!!!

pencil pouch

Here is the pencil pouch I was working on which
I finished yesterday. I really love how it turned out.

pencil pouch

It will be sent to a girl who likes tulips,
so I used this cute tulips fabric for lining.

puffy pouch

This puffy pouch will also be hers ;)
I really hope she'll like them!
Speaking of a puffy pouch, I've seen many pretty
puffy pouches in this flickr pool as well as
in some crafty blogs! Some folks came up with
really neat ideas such as adding a chain to
it and enlarging it to make a big purse!
Very creative!!

Thank you for taking your time to read my post;)
Have a great Sunday afternoon!



  1. You are so welcome! Look at all the nice things you got! And thanks again for all the inspiration... :)

  2. you are a lucky girl! the gifts are beautiful and the pencil case turned out lovely! :)

  3. love love the potholder, very creative. the bags people made with your pleated pouch are super cute!

  4. Oh my goodness, I love that potholder! What a creative idea! I love your latest pencil pouch too.

  5. Lucky ... to have beautiful gifts from dear friends :)
    Oh, I love your pencil case design, the zig zag sewing line made it more gorgeous!

  6. wow...
    i loved the potholder too....

    simple yet meaningful with the 'thank you' word.
    to touch one's heart, not the price matters but words do so...

    psstt: could i request one :P of the 'paper' potholder . well, just joking.

  7. Do you have a tutorial for your pouches? I'm struggling with a lined pouch - the ends of the zipper aren't square with the fabric (at the corners) and tend to fold in. Thanks in advance!

  8. Oh my goodness, I love that potholder! I may have to try and make something similar, can you imagine a little love note like that? So cute.

    I read your tutorial on how to make the little pouch and I made one, so fun! I will post a blog about it soon linking back to your tute. Thanks again :)

  9. Just lovely work from you.Thanks for sharing it.

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  10. Hey, your blog is in my reader and I was just reading How About Orange's new post (also in my reader) when I recognized your name... check it! :)

  11. I found your blog via How About Orange and i'm so loving it! Adding you to my blog list. Hope you'll stop by. :) xoxo

  12. Thank you so much everyone!

    GinSpaghetti and The Girl Creative,

    Thank you for letting me know that you came from there! Isn't the blog awesome?! I'm so glad that she featured my tute ;)

  13. I discovered your blog just a few days ago on a German sewing forum and wow, you make amazing things, and I'm totally in love with your crazy patchwork pencil cases, so, this morning, I just had to make one for myself. Thanks for the inspiration, am going to definetly add you to my blog list.

    link to German site:

  14. This is so beautiful!!!!

  15. why you don't post your top 3 patterns soon? it would be so nice!


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