Finished projects · Hand Embroidery

What to do when homesick? Bring home to you, of course! A nostalgic embroidery piece

When you’re living in another country for a long time, it’s inevitable that you’ll become homesick before too long. That was the case for me during the winter holidays here in Japan. So instead of spending 100% of my time feeling cold and homesick, I decided to make an embroidery that reminded me of home!… Continue reading What to do when homesick? Bring home to you, of course! A nostalgic embroidery piece

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A Sakura Daruma Grainline Alder Shirt

Spring is here! Summer is around the corner! Let us all rejoice in the warmer temperatures! Let us rejoice in only needing to wear one pair of socks! And no more layers of thermal underwear! Yayyy! Other than leaving behind the bleak winter, one of the best parts of Japanese spring is seeing the sakura… Continue reading A Sakura Daruma Grainline Alder Shirt

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My First Long-Sleeved Deer and Doe Melilot Shirt

I’ve always had issues finding the perfect button-down blouse. Store-bought shirts would either be too tight in the shoulders and back, or too tight in the hip area. Thank God for the joy of sewing and the plethora of indie patterns that allow me to finally feel comfortable in button-down shirts! I’ve had lots of… Continue reading My First Long-Sleeved Deer and Doe Melilot Shirt

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Free and Cute Peplum Top? Count Me In!

*I drafted this post before my move overseas, so here’s me in Tucson! And slightly late on the summer sewing posts, whoopsie!* I love free patterns but sometimes the drafting quality leaves a lot to be desired. I can’t blame them, though, because… well, it’s FREE! I was iffy about the Peppermint Peplum Top from… Continue reading Free and Cute Peplum Top? Count Me In!

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I’m Back and Now on the Other Side of the World!

OHMYGODIMISSEDYOUGUYS!!!! I’m popping in to say hello, I’m still alive, and I’m mostly settled into my new home in Japan! Check out my previous post to see why I made the move in case you missed it. To say the past couple of months have been a whirlwind would be an understatement. It feels more… Continue reading I’m Back and Now on the Other Side of the World!