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Leaving for Japan GRUPEN WALLPAPER

Thank you for your love about the Christmas gifts I sent this year :) I truly appreciate that you took the time to leave me a comment when it's really busy and precious time of the year.. thank you :) I will be leaving for Japan today. LOL Wonder what in the world I am doing by sitting at the table to do a blog post? Hehe it might sound crazy but I am making a point of getting as worn-out as possible given the fact that I will be heading to San Francisco airport in 5 hours. 11 hours in the plane is no fun. How I utilize this amount of time in the plane is always something I try to be creative about. I don't really have a book I want to read this time, so I am hoping I will be able to stitch some embroidery, but you know a needle/ scissor that I put in my bag already might be taken away at the security check-in. So,, in that case, I need to SLEEP! or.. maybe I'll find a book to read at the airport.. Anyways, I am really, REALLY excited about this trip. I have been away from

A few more Christmas gifts.. GRUPEN WALLPAPER

For a friend who likes baking and rose.. Used a pattern in Denyse Schmidt Quilts For a boy who likes dinosaurs and elephants.. Used a pattern in Patchwork + Quilted Gifts For friends and family who would like these.. Used my fabric basket pattern .. Wishing you the warmest Christmas.. :)

Some of the Christmas Gifts GRUPEN WALLPAPER

I'm really happy that some of my Christmas gifts that I've sent have been received, opened and loved! I made a few of these patchwork totes. There is nothing like square patches that I truly love. And I still adore Ginseng collection by Joel Dewberry as much as I did when it just came out. I seem to have my glitter penguin's approval too! On the other side of the tote, I appliqued my friend's (recipient's) name. Vy - Isn't it such a pretty name? These are some felt cakes I made for Joe's niece Sarah. It took me a while to make a pattern that I felt comfortable with, but it was worth it. I ended up wanting to make some for myself too! Some Christmasy placemats. I was hoping that the recipients will open this gift before Christmas so that they can use these mats this year, so it was really nice to know that they opened the gifts as soon as they received these mats. I used a pattern in Kumiko Fujita's patchwork pattern 318 to make this for my mother-in-la


I have been sewing and sewing and sewing every minute possible in the given day this past week and maybe you are probably in the same boat? Christmas is just around the corner and it is the best time to sew up something nice for families and friends and I would hate to miss this chance. I've made many things for Christmas gifts but I can't show any of them yet in here because I know some of my gift recipients read my blog frequently. Surprises shouldn't be ruined.. My deadline to ship gifts to ensure the delivery before Christmas is tomorrow (assuming this from my experience), so I will get really busy tonight to wrap up my handmade gifts. Starting tomorrow, I will get started making things for folks whose gifts will be given in person. Busy, busy time.. but to be honest with you, a lot of my gifts are looking good (I think!) and I am just really enjoying imagining recipients' smiles when they open my gifts. hehe. (I hope I don't sound creepy.) Let me leave you with

the tiniest pouch ever GRUPEN WALLPAPER

I wanted to share with you a few projects I finished. The flex frame pouch above is the tiniest pouch I've ever made. It's about 3" x 3 1/4". Really, really small. When I was asked to make a pouch with a 3" flex frame, I thought it might be a challenge for me, but it turned out it was fairly easy and I really enjoyed cutting really thin strips, sewing them together, and turning it into a little coin purse! I love how it turned out so much that it will be a bit hard to part with it. Logcabin pincushion Again ?! ..yes.. I told you I am addicted to making these :D Have a great day! Thank you for stopping by!

Some Quick Projects GRUPEN WALLPAPER

I bet many of you are completely swamped with tons of things to do before Christmas now. I am too. I am done with writing up a list of people I want to make something for Christmas. Wow that is a long list. Knowing I haven't even started making a single thing, I am a bit overwhelmed. And here I am posting something in my blog - a form of procrastination that I am very good at! The potholder above is an early Christmas gift I sent to my friend Fei in England. I told you I have been just in this "food mode." Fei has a boy who is about the same age as this boy in the center of the potholder, so I couldn't think of better fabric choice to make something for her. In case you are wondering about the fabric, it is from a Berlin Kollektion Anne and Hanse by Yuwa . Ever since I learned about this fabric coming out in Quilt Japan magazine, I had been waiting to get some myself very impatiently. I snatched it on the day it became available! I love the collection. And this straw