Thank you so much for your very kind and encouraging
words about my envelops and mailbox block for Ringo
Pie bee! It made my day, no, more like my week! Thank you
girls! I've had many people asking for a paper-piecing
tutorial, so I will come back sometime in a week or so
with a simple printable pattern and an instruction on how
to paper-piece it, so if you have never tried a paper-piecing
technique and would like to learn one way of doing it,
please remember to come back :)
Today I would like to share with you 4 projects of mine
that are featured in the current issue of Stitch Magazine.
This might be one of my favorite projects I've ever made for Stitch.
These slippers are made for the 'Opposites Attract' theme in the issue.
The colors, one slipper being blue and green and the other being
red and orange, were suggested by my lovely editor and
I thought it was such a fun and unique idea!
It was a lot of fun putting together cute
and quirky fabrics.
This is a cat mat to accommodate food and water bowls.
The top is vinyl laminate, and it is backed with non-
slip fabric so that it will keep the mat in place.
I have to give this to my parents' cats. They make
too much mess around their food bowls.
Or I'll convince Joe to get us a cat once we are
in Tokyo. Wish me luck!
This is a checkerboard-inspired handbag made for
"the Good Earth" theme of the issue. Mixing different
shades of linen to make this was a lot of fun.
I like how they put some veggies in the bag!
Now I want to use this bag to go to Farmer's Market.
Natsuiro means 'summer colors' in Japanese and the same
word in Japanese Kanji character is sashiko-embroidered
on the side of the bag. This bag reminds me of the night
I worked on this until 6 am to be able to ship it off
via overnight shipping that day. I have this bad habit of
waiting until last minute to do anything, but this was
literally last minute. The other side of this bag
This cat house designed by my friend Penny!
Isn't it the cutest cat house ever?!?!
It totally drove me nuts when I first saw this.
I must make one for my parents' cats for sure!
This clutch made by Leigh is a must to make too!
I love the gorgeous gathering and the combination
of yellow and gray is the best!
Lisa made this super cool wallet! I want to whip up
a few of these for my friends.
Speaking of Stitch, all projects in the fall issue from
2009 are available for individual purchases on
their website now. You can find my odekake bag pattern here,