*Pincushion pattern available  here.   Hello friends, I had been given many nice Christmas gifts but there’s a particular gift that I can’t forget. It is a mini felt teddy bear handmade for me by my high school friend. At the time neither one of us really knew anything about sewing. Her first teddy bear wasn’t perfect, it had uneven stitches and crooked neck. However I was so thrilled to get such a special gift, and I loved it so much because of the time she spent making on little bear just for me! I have kept her little felt bear in a special drawer forRead More →

Hello friends, I am so excited to introduce Tula Pink’s new book, Coloring with Thread.   photo by: The Quilting Company Coloring with Thread has 17 designs based on her best-selling fabric collections. Each project features a suggested color guide and illustrated tutorials for more than twenty embroidery stitches. If you are new to hand embroidery, this book will guide you kindly with tips and design inspirations. You can hand embroidery and finish as a hoop art or adapt on other projects just like me.   Stitched by Annette Millard,  photo by the Quilting Company It was hard but happy job to choose one designRead More →

My debut fabric collection Dear Diary for Riley Blake Designs is out at the shops. Dear Diary Showcase was hosted by six the most talented artists and here’s the summary.   Samantha Dorn  @aqua_paisley Samantha has designed a gorgeous quilt and is sharing the tutorial on her blog.   Saija Elina @saija_elina Saija has made this beautiful hexagon quilt and the cutest ever house potholders. They will make the perfect Christmast gift for your friends.   Alli Jensen @woodberry_way Alli made a charming quilt that shows my illustration so well. Don’t miss her hand quilting tip!   Ayda Algin @cafenohut Ayda created so many beautiful projects. YouRead More →

Hello friends! Today I had a tea time with my friend down the street. Then I realized that I didn’t have any cute mats for my hot tea pot. Is it only me? I have made so many bags but there’re certain sizes I don’t have and after making countless number of mats – snack mats, tea mats, table mats… I still don’t have a kettle mat!! I grabbed one of my old drawings and made this Strawberry  mat. I am going to invite my friend soon again. haha You can download my strawberry drawing on my patternshop SewingIllustration.com for free. 🙂 I used myRead More →

  Hello friends, Thank you for stopping by. Let’s have a girls day at the park with Five and Dime, Heidi Staples  Debut collection for Penny Rose Fabrics.   As soon as I received this fresh new fabric, I knew I would make a bag. I made a big fat tote bag without thinking hard and I love how it came out. How about you? What project do you have in mind?   Claire and I packed the bag with toys and snacks,  went to the park, found a pretty spot and started to play.       This is my trusty bag for anyRead More →

2017. 7. 10. Monday   2017. 7. 11. Tuesday   2017. 7. 12. Wednesday   2017. 7. 13. Thursday   2017. 7. 14. Friday   2017. 7. 15. Saturday   2017. 7. 16. Sunday      Read More →

I was brave. I thought that trying something new would somehow help me on the road to becoming a real quilter. That’s how I decided to take a part in the Whild Goose Chase sew along with Fat Quarter Shop.   With my trusty Olfa rotary cutter with Endurance blade(I would like to hug the person who invented this sharp blade!), I followed the cutting direction, carefully and perfectly.   Then I sewed all pieces together onto Triangles on a roll paper that Fat Quarter shop graciously sent to me. It was so easy because I have a guide line for each stitch. I was thinking, ‘oh, thisRead More →

  It’s finally my turn to talk about Weekend Quilting, Jemima‘s first book. Bring your cup of tea over and take a seat. 😉 When it comes to quilts, I am always like a preschooler peeking through a 1st grader’s classroom. What they are learning seems so cool, so hard and I want to grow up to be in that class. Just like that, Quilting seems like the big leagues. I was so happy when I received Weekend Quilting. Jemima, my big sister showed me the ropes. By the way, Are you older than me Jemima? 😉   The very first lesson I learned at aRead More →

A long long time ago, when I didn’t have my own blog, when I didn’t know that there was something called Instagram, I found one beautiful picture on the internet. That picture led me to continuous clicks and I finally found a blog called “Cafenohut”. Ever since that moment, Cafenohut was saved in my bookmark bar and Cafenohut Pinterest was my eye candy jar. I thought this blogger was a genius and that belief hasn’t changed a bit! Ayda Algin, the lady was like a movie star to me. I wished to know her better and to say hi, if there’s a way. I never knew thisRead More →

Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine issue 47 is out in UK and available to digital download today. My sew illustrated Hexie Quilt is inside.   photo by Love Patchwork and Quilting   My sewing themed illustrations are inside of the magazine.   You need these many hexies to make the mini quilt.   And do you remember my old sew-illustrated hexies?   I made  this mini quilt first and then sewing themed one later for LP&Q. I was inspired by Nicole’s modern hexies.   Fabric and Notions used: Lecien fabrics Aurifil 28wt dark thread, 50wt neutral thread Warm & White batting    Read More →

Make It Yourself magazine spring/summer issue is out and my projects are inside! 🙂   Simple strawberry zipper pouch   And a set of four coasters. *Used with permission from Make It Yourself™ magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.   Fabric and notions: Lecien fabrics Aurifil threads, 28wt and 12wt Warm and Natural Cotton quilt batting Fusible cotton batting: Daily like Canada          Read More →

2017. 3. 13. Monday on the way home from Mammoth 2017. 3. 14. Tuesday a sponge cake and berry sauce made by Chloe from the scratch   2017. 3. 15. Wednesday   2017. 3. 16. Thursday a drawing by my mom in Korea   2017. 3. 17. Friday   2017. 3. 18. Saturday a box of gift from my mom. 2017. 3. 19. Sunday          Read More →

Happy Flower Quilts book reminded me of my very first trip to a local quilt shop in Korea almost 15 years ago. I was in between of jobless that time and was looking for something to kill time. As I had always wondered what’s happening behind the showwindow of that cute quilt shop, I stepped in with my sister and that changed my life. The shop was filled with all kinds of handmade beauties such as mini quilts, bear dolls, dolls, home shoes, quilts hats…and lots of cute fabrics. On the center, there was very long worktable and ladies of different ages were sitting around andRead More →

It rained today. My 10 year Chloe said “it rains cat and dogs.” then my 6 year Claire asked “where’s cats and dogs?” As a Korean, this expression doesn’t make sense to me for I see many cats and dogs play like besties. It rained like two dogs on the street. 😉 “I will save you!” Claire said. 🙂   A happy mail from Ministry of Fabric came along with rain.   They are Sevenberry fabrics, Cotton and Steel and Dear Stella. It always surprise me when someone selected fabrics just like I picked them. I remember many gifts I didn’t really like; plates, clothes, homeRead More →

ISSUU Digital Catalogue: Fall Market 2016 is out from Lecien Fabrics. In this issue, you can see new fall collections with inspiring projects, including my baby quilt!   I enlarged (by 200%) the Vignette pattern from my book Sew Illustrated; 35 Charming Fabric & thread Designs (co-authored with Kristin Esser). It’s now one of best sellers from C&T Publishing. *Thank you! thank you!*       I used Flower Sugar Paisley Wind collection by Lecien Fabrics.   Sew Illustrated Sew Along 2nd round is going on now. Check out #sewillustratedSAL at Instagram and enter your project too. Michell’s Vignette   Jitka’s Vignette   xx MinkiRead More →

When I first discovered Kerri’s first book “Lovely Little Patchwork” from Tuva Publishing this spring, I fell in love with her vintage-y patchwork and her raw-edge applique. So I was super excited to be part of Lovely Little Patchwork Blog Tour! It was hard to choose where to start first but my little girl wanted mama to make her this lemonade mini for her dolly play. My fabric choice was Minny Muu collection by Lecien Fabrics. I’ve saved these colorful fun fabrics for today!   In her book, she made a Lemonade Jug Rug. I enlarged the size so I can also use as a snack mat.Read More →

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