It’s May already! Are you enjoying beautiful May? It’s my daughter’s birthday month and my girls are already waiting for the summer break. I like vacation because I don’t need to worry about lunch menu (all my three girls don’t like school lunch.) but I don’t like them fighting. lol May is a very busy and fun month at the same time, any way. My Shine your light tote bag was featured on Homespun magazine May issue and that makes this month more fun, for sure.         One side has a big pocket and   the other side has a small pocket.Read More →

Lecien Fabrics, American Country Collection Aurifil 12wt.     Sewing Illustration is quite handy when you want to add embellishments on the plain, neutral fabric. I machine stitched flower motif using Aurifil 12wt. thread. So happy with the result and I feel I would use this technique quite often. 🙂            Read More →

Finished size: 14 x 15 x 3inch Finished handle size: 22inch  x 2 pocket size: 6 1/2 x 5inch pocket cover: 6 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch bottom: 14 x 3 1/2inch *all seams are 1/4inch you have to add.   you need: 2 linen 17 1/2 x 11 1/2 inch 2 bottom fabric 17 1/2 x 4inch 2 linining 17 1/2 x 15 1/2inch lining for pockets, pocket cover and lining 2 cotton-webbing handles (1 1/4″wide) 24inch 2oz quilt batting 17 1/2 x 11 1/2inch 2 Ultra-firm fusible interfacing (for bottom only) 17 1/2 x 4 2 buttons DMC black 3stands   Sources: Linen,Read More →

  Today I want to share the story about this sewing illustration of mine.   My blog friend made me this bag last December. I cried when I unwrapped the package. I had no idea how much time it took to finish this picture. On the plain illustrated fabric, she cut all the little pieces of the liberty fabric to color them. She used heat bond to adhere and sew every edges. This was one of the best Christmas gift I ever got from a person I never met.     I couldn’t just sit and enjoy. I started to make my own version ofRead More →

  I always love to draw a camera.  A photo that I found on Pinterest inspired me this time.   This is the picture. I searched for the original pinner, unfortunately ” oneandthesamenyc.com” doesn’t exist anymore.  However, I have to give them credit for my creation.           1.Draw a camera on linen using Frixion pen. (heat erasable pen)   I copied this image which my friend sent me from Korea. *Morning Glory is one of major paper design brands in Korea.   2.Cut out camera straps and glue them. It is just positioning for sewing. (I use Sewline but school glueRead More →

This is another version of linen tote bag. I am in love with linen bag now. 🙂 *approx bag size: 12.5inch x 13.5inch Cut two  10inch long 2 1/4inch wide linen strap Create two layered ruffles 1inch apart. Stamp a image on the back side. I used Stazon ink pad but I don’t recommend. Use just regular Momento ink pad would work fine. If you worry about fade away when washing, gentle hand wash. Sew front and back together. Make a pocket for the inside.   Shoulder strap is 1″ 1/4  wide x 9″. Make two of them. Iron fusible interfacing on one side toRead More →