Hello my dear friends! I am so happy to announce that my 2nd book DIARY IN STITCHES  is ready to ship.   “Artist Minki Kim turns her own daily sketchbook challenge into 65 stitchable drawings to mix and match. Embroider and appliqué the whimsical, easy-going way with 6 useful projects to make and share, like a patchwork pouch, a statement pillow, and a sweet wallhanging. Minki’s uplifting designs, plus an extra gallery of small project ideas from coasters to wall art will appeal to anyone who wants to add personality to their home and personal accessories.” -from C&T Publishing book description-Read More →

I think I told you that my very first quilt lesson was almost 15 years ago at my local quilt shop. I learned how to make a four patch, how to hide a knot and how to make heart applique all by hand sewing. For about two months, I have made small zakka style handmade projects so I didn’t even go close to bigger sized quilts  that I see every day on social media now. I have got to know about actual quilt through my quilty friend Kristin down the street not that long ago. I loved how her old quilts layed in a bigRead More →

  Hello friends, I remember that day when I was sitting on my desk, waiting for Stephanie from Modern Sewciety to call me. I made a cup of tea next me and kept checking if there’s any noise from out side. It was quiet morning and I could only hear cars from the distance. The phone rang and I answered. Then all my worries and nervousness melt away. She has such calming voice and loving heart. I had so much fun chatting with Stephanie talking about all the fun things like sewing, designing, photography and even cooking! It’s good to have a girl friend andRead More →

I began for myself but as the steps added up, I started thinking of my mom. I don’t remember when was the last time I bought her a bag, a scarf or clothes… My mom always said that she didn’t need anything and I was silly enough to believe that. There are very few things I’ve given my mom in the past decade. I wish I knew that I would live abroad and I wouldn’t be able to meet her often. Now I am a mother of three girls and whenever my girls ask me what I want for Christmas, for birthday or for anniversary,Read More →

*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 →

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