Finished projects

Let’s Stop Counting My Monetas, Shall We?

Now that I’m slipping back into sewing again, I’m reaching for my good ol’ TNT (tried-n-true) patterns. Now you KNEW it was only a matter of time until I had to make another Colette Moneta! Surprise, surprise! Isn’t this the cutest fall outfit? I know spring is right around the corner, but I’m moving a… Continue reading Let’s Stop Counting My Monetas, Shall We?

Finished projects · Hand Embroidery

Back to the U.S. and RED-y with a Deer and Doe Melilot Shirt and Farewell Japan Embroidery!

H…. hello? Ahem, hello? Wh-what’s this?! Who??! Yes, it’s me! I’m alive and back on the blog! Did you miss me? Because I certainly missed you! Wow, so how have things been? How have I been? Well, I’m back on my feet after a long, hard fall – but we’ll get into that later, shall… Continue reading Back to the U.S. and RED-y with a Deer and Doe Melilot Shirt and Farewell Japan Embroidery!

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

Finished projects

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

Finished projects

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