Tuesday, 16 December 2008

a sewing box with a drawer

I have put these two sewing boxes in the auction today.

This is a very simple one with a battenberg lace for an accent.

This has a "Russian" feel to it with the green pattern fabric used inside.
I have painted and appliqued the dove on the lid with a lace and a stamp.
These boxes are my new type, with a drawer at the bottom.
The top tray can also be removed.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

carry around spectacle stands

I have made 7 new spectacle stands for this Christmas.
They are the last lot for this year.
They can be carried around or be used on the desk.
It has a cotton pad inside to protect your spectacles.
Here are some of the pictures.

This spectacle stand is very popular amongst Japanese people.
You can get the horizontal cases at the shop, but not a vertical stand like this, where you can use on the desk, as well as carry it in your bag.
This stand has been proven very useful by many users, in their bag as well as at their office or at home, and they are asking for more since the price is quite cheap.
Despite this cheap price, there are lots of work involved to make it, that it doesn't worth the effort, to tell you the truth.
But, I think I will continue making them as long as there is a demand for it.

Monday, 8 December 2008

A sewing box with a drawer

I have made this as a gift for my mum.
The cross stitch is from Sajou, and its "H" in case you can't see it. ; )

This is the inside of the sewing box, and it's same as the previous design.

You can remove the top tray to store scissors and roller cutter at the bottom.

This bottom shelf is now a drawer, and the handle is actually a parts that fasten the box with.

Now you can access the scissors and roller cutters without removing the top tray!
The fabric used is the plain purple linen and the Liberty cotton.
I will make the top tray and the bottom hight a little bit higher for the next one.

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Alice theme sewing box

This is the new sewing box I have on auction now.
I have cross stitched A on the lid, and stamped the Alice theme.

I have stamped the rabit and its clock on the top tray.
I have cross stitched on the removable items on the lid.
They have velcroe at the back so they can be removed from the lid.

This is the bottom of the box when you remove the top lid.
You can store your cutting scissors and roller cutter.

This is the recent bag I have sold on auction.
All the fabrics used on the patchwork is antique feedsack from America, and I have cross stitched a colourful bird at the centre on antique hungarian linen.

This is the backside of the bag, and all the patchwork is 5cm x 5cm.

This is the side pocket. You can store your ipod or mobile phone.

This is the inside of the bag.
The main area is fastened by the zipper, and there are pockets on both side of it.
It is fastened by the magnetic hock.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

unique messenger bag

I have done sashiko stitch on this European linen cloth.
The pattern is Kagome, and I have used the black DMC no.5 thread.
The bird figure at the centre is hand painted by me, and it suppose to be a dove. ; )

The model of this dove is the one that always comes around to my backyard.
I stitched the retro black button for the eye.
It actually looks surprised now, and it's expression is so much like the one I usually see when my dog gives them a fright.
The wording stamp I stamped next to the dove is of Rome writing, so I don't know what it says. It just look nice!

This is the back side of the bag, and I have put the tweed pocket at the centre.
It has a retro black button on it as well as an ornament.

This is the inside, and it can be closed by using the magnet button at the top.
It has a whole size zipper pocket on one side, and a small pockets on the other to store your mobile, pen and others.

The strap can be worn short or long.

Friday, 14 November 2008

new sewing box for patchwork lovers

I was making three sewing boxes, two for the request, and one for an auction.
One I have sold already and didn't take the final picture, so I can't show it to you, but this one is the second one of the request.
The lady who has requested it didn't want it to be on auction, so I have done a special deal with her this time, as she has been a good bidder for these few months.
This is the inside of the sewing box. This dot fabric is really cute, and it matches well with the floral fabric.

This is the third sewing box which I plan to put into auction today, and it has a different feature from the sewing box I usually make.

The tray is divided into two, which is fixed this time rather than having two free standing boxes.

This tray can be removed and there is a space at the bottom where you can store your cutting scissors, and fabrics for patchwork etc.
You can also fit in the rotary cutter as well.

Friday, 7 November 2008

Sashiko spectacle stand

This is the latest spectacle stand I have made.
I have done sashiko on a plain cotton fabric with DMC 5 thread.
The sashiko pattern is Kagome, and I love this systematic pattern.

I have brought this high contrast colour fabric inside, which is the Asian Shu colour.

I have stamped my logo at the bottom. It reads 'sen'.
This is the gift I have made for my mother in law.
Hope she likes it.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Japanese style spectacle stand

I have made few more of the spectacle stands.

This is the pretty floral type. It seems to be more popular to Japanese women.

This is the Japanese floral fabric one.

This is the traditional Japanese character fabric with all sorts of kanji characters of fish.
You see this at most of the Sushi bars in Japan.

This is the vintage fabric one.
They are all in auction Japan now.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

a spectacle case for man

This is the recent item no.08006.
I had a request to make one for male, and so I have used the basic linen cotton fabric in khaki colour.

To contrast with the outside fabric, I have used a traditional Japanese arrow print inside.

This is on Auction Japan today for 4 days.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

The bag made out of the interior fabric

This is the large zipper bag I made yesterday.
I have used my favourite interior fabric.
I am sure if you went to the Spotlight, you have seen this at the shop.
It disappeared few years ago from the shop, but came back recently.

There are whole width pockets on both side of the bag, and have made a small pockets for pens and memo pad inside it.
I think it will be better if the pocket is whole length as well so that it is deeper.