Thank you for entering the giveaway and leaving
really sweet comments there! I couldn't believe
how quickly the fabrics flied out of my shop.
I had 7 yards of each of those two prints two days
ago but now I have only a teeny tiny bit left
on hand, which probably will be gone pretty soon too.
It kept me really busy cutting fabrics, folding
them, packaging, shipping, creating invoices,
and making sure every order has been taken care of.
Phew! it was like I experienced a few days of being
an owner of an online fabric shop, and I felt good.
I didn't mind doing it at all; in fact, I enjoyed
it so much that I will definitely do it again sometime
in the future. Several people have asked me whether
I will order the same prints again. Unfortunately no,
I haven't been able to find any shops that carry
those prints anymore. Hopefully next time I go back
to Japan, I will look for them at small local shops
and will share with you again. Otherwise, I will
find other rare interesting fabrics to share with you!
Thank you so much for those of you who snagged
the fabrics. If you've made a payment before 3pm PST
yesterday, your items have been shipped. If your
payment was made after that, yours will be
shipped off to you this afternoon (August 18th) ;)
These are some wallets I made last week. This is just like
the one I made a long time ago except I made a pocket
behind the zipper case, that can be used to put
a checkbook in there! The aqua one is for me and the
grey one is for my friend whose wallet was stolen
a few weeks ago. Poor my friend.. she didn't have any
wallet for a while and used one of the pockets on her
bag to carry cash and cards. I wanted to help somehow.
Knowing that she had always liked wallets I got for her
birthday, I was pretty sure I knew the type of a
wallet she would like, and this pattern was perfect!
She was really excited about this and immediately
started transferring all her money into the wallet.
Yay that made me smile. I have to say that one of the
reasons I love sewing is that I can enjoy this
satisfaction - giving handmade items made with love.
Oh and I am so glad I sewed another one up for
myself too. You have no idea how worn-out my old
wallet had become. Even Joe who can wear 10 years-old
T-shirts with a few big holes told me "Isn't it
the time you made another wallet for yourself?" lol
Speaking of him, I made another pair of pajama
shorts for him last week. I used the pattern
by Simplicity (5314), but modified the pattern
a little to make them three inches longer, because
he wanted them to be long enough to cover his knees.
I think this indigo fabric is really pretty.
It looks both traditional and modern with
those hand-written-looking circles. And I like
how it is a little heavier than normal quilting
weight cotton fabric too, so it's perfect for
garment projects. These shorts will probably last
longer than other ones I'd made for him.
He really likes these shorts and wear them
almost daily. After a long stressful day,
he comes home, changes to these shorts
and jumps onto the couch to start a video game
It simply makes me smile to see that ;)
Thank you for stopping by ;)
Have a fabulous day!