St. Patrick’s Day is about a month away. If your anything like me then soon it will be time to find that “Kiss Me I’m Irish” tee that’s somewhere in the back of your closet. Oh… and we must not forget to add green food coloring to our grocery list. What is St. Patty’s Day
Continue reading >>Shamrock Kimekomi Ornament
Last summer I started experimenting with Kimekomi and have since posted about 15 kimekomi designs. This week I decided to revisit my Six Petal Flower design.
Here is my original design:
You can find the instructions and a video for the original design here, or by visiting the archives page.
I made a few changes
Continue reading >>Six Petal Flower Kimekomi Revisited
Several weeks ago I posted my “Flower Garden” Kimekomi Orament Video which showed you how you can create interesting kimekomi designs with the temari combination 8 division. These combination divisions are not just reserved for temari and kimekomi ornaments. You can also create great sequins and glitter ornaments.
Tools & Materials Needed:
ballpoint pen tape
Continue reading >>Combination 8 Glitter Ornament
This ornament combines the kimekomi (fabric) technique with sequins and glitter paint.
ball point pen measuring tape tucking tool (I use a straight upholstery needle) glue stick craft glue craft knife
three inch smooth foam ball cream colored silk fabric** 1/2 inch silver sequin pins* 3/4 inch silver sequin pins*
Continue reading >>Holly 2010 Christmas Ornament
About a year before I started this site I started posting videos to YouTube. It occurred to me that maybe some of my new readers haven’t seen my old videos. So, today I’m featuring some videos from 2009.
I moved back to Japan around that time so I used a lot of J-Pop as background
Continue reading >>Designs from 2009