Thank you for your lovely words about those placemats!
Several people have asked me whether I'd post a tute
for it, and I am very happy to announce that I will
do so on the 27th of May! Sorry it's not too soon,
but I promise I'll do my best to make it fun!
By the way, have you got this new issue of Stitch
that came out pretty recently? This is a GREAT issue!!!
As soon as I started flipping pages I found myself
expanding my to-make-list like exponentially.
I love how Stitch always features such modern,
unique handmade items made by really talented folks!
And I can't believe how lucky I have been to
be able to contribute my projects to such an
innovative mag! (Sorry I kept it a secret again,
I just love this moment of sharing the surprise!)
Every time I see my items published in this magazine,
I literally shake in excitement. I really can't help it!
I had never been a great student in art classes
throughout my childhood. I was a terrible student
in sewing classes in elementary school. Growing up,
I never ever associated myself with "creativity" or
"sewing" or "designing." But it didn't mean I gave up.
I've always wanted to be creative, to design,
and to sew things original.
And here I am with my things in a magazine
written in a different language, published
in a different country! (from the perspective that I was born
and grew up in Japan and my native language
is Japanese. ) It's still so unbelievable
to me. I'm sorry to be lacking humbleness but I really love this
and appreciate all the supports you've given me to make
this possible!!! Thank you a MILLION!
The magazine is on stand now at local bookstores
in the U.S. but it is also available on the publisher's
website here. You'll love projects from
popular designers like Rashida of i heart linen
and Malka of a stitch in dye
and many modern cool ideas that will make you
feel "Wow! That looks fun!" Trust me ;)
On a separate note, I've realized that this blog has
become a 2 year-old recently! I will be back with
giveaway next time! I've ordered interesting Japanese
fabric for this, so I hope you'll come back
to enter the giveaway!
Thanks for letting me share my joy and thought.
Have a great week!!