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
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
I suppose if you’re my friend nowadays and you get married, I’ll more than likely make you an embroidery! I was lucky enough to be my best friend’s Matron of Honor at her wedding in New Orleans, and I wanted to give her something handmade to commemorate the special day. She is a huge Lord… Continue reading A LOTR Wedding Embroidery
Where am I? What year is it? Happy 2019, everyone! I wish I could come up with a wittier title and a cooler project, but that’s about all I have to share right now. We have entered deep winter in Japan and I’m in a particularly snowy and wet area. There is no insulation in… Continue reading Japanese Seat Cushion Covers
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
Last year, I made the most Christmas-y dress I could… with green velvet! I had some of that awesome fabric left over, so I made a top from it! Check out my new Grainline Linden shirt: I took these pictures in Takaoka, Japan. It’s about a 45-50 minute drive from where I’m currently living. DD… Continue reading A Festive Fall Grainline Linden!
One of the many things I am grateful for when I moved to Japan is all of the help I received from other JET participants and coworkers. You would think since I’ve done this before that it would be easy and I would know what I’m doing. WRONG. I’m in a new prefecture, 11 years… Continue reading Thank-you Embroideries
*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!
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!
Hello sewing friends! Boy do I have some news to share… I’m moving! To Japan! What?! YES!! I’ve been slacking more than usual on the blog this year because I have been crazy busy trying to bust out as much overtime as possible at work and preparing for my new life. Not to mention we… Continue reading Huge Changes Ahead!