I’m always looking to improve my skills, as all artists should, and learn how to make new styles of flowers. Surprisingly, the simple six pointed petal flower was the hardest for me to manage. But now, I have it! And I think I rather like making them. ^_^
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After a major hiatus, I’m back at the sewing machine to do some serious creating. I’m still making my tiny totes which I think are the cutest thing in the world. I’ve been meaning to get on designing the medium sized totes (for the ladies who carry around a little more) but just can’t decide on the right size. I have to pick the right finished size and then figure out the sewing pattern based on that.
The problem is, I tend to feel that most purses are huge anyways so every set of measurements I come up with just seem enormous! I think 12″ x 12″ would be pretty good…. I think.
Also, with this hiatus I’ve come to decide to push my shop in a slightly different direction. I’m going to focus more on using just asian and asian inspired designs using salvaged and vintage fabrics whenever I can. With the wonderful gift I recieved recently (of vintage kimono scraps) I’ve already started on quite a few pieces (like the lovely tote pictured). I’ll still be using up all the brocade that I bought, but there will be more Japanese fabrics introduced into the mix too. I’m really looking forward to the new items that I’ll be able to make and hope you’ll be looking for them too!
Also, there is a great giveaway that you can enter as well. The prize is a great pair of kanzashi hair clips that I made recently. They’d be great for women of any age. They’re only about 3″ long and are made by hand from cotton and silk. The center is a pearlized button.
The giveaway ends on Dec. 6th and a random person will be chosen on the 7th. You get extra entries for following her blog or a purchase from the shop. Good luck to everyone entering!