So here is a presentation of some of my works done, recently.
A hand-sewn, framed coin purse. Why hand sewing? Simply because it's too small to be machine-sewn. Not perfect. More practice is definitely needed. But I learned a lot while working on this little project, even nicer, I figured out ways to improve. The linen-cotton blend fabric was from Japan. I got it in Osaka in 2008. Can't believe it's almost four years! The Japanese crafting industry is amazing. They always produce first-class materials and high standard publications that the North American's can't compare. I treasure all my Japanese craft books and love their sophisticated yet kawaii designs. I feel so poignant about the earthquake, the tsunami and the nuclear meltdown. Let's pray for Japan.
The original designer, Kelly, suggested using several strands of thread to sew the frame. Luckily I got some button threads, which are strong and thick enough that I could use only one strand to safely attach the frame to the purse body. Also, the pattern asks for no pleats. I saved a whole lot of time.
The red thing from the last post is done (long time ago). I am NOT satisfied with the design, the color, and the dimension. Period.
Another BIG UFO is waiting on the queue. I am always loaded with tonnes of ideas in my mind, but simply have no time and lack of persistence to conceive and then realize them, and hence, my creativity is miscarried.