Bento Box






I made a fabric bento box, using my bento box fabric. I used a pattern from the book Stash Happy: Patchwork by Cynthia Shaffer. Lark books had posted the project for free online here. I made a few changes to the pattern by lengthening the handles and not adding a patchwork flap. I am planning to use it to store bento supplies. I tried it out with some of my washi tape, markers, and little wrapped candy, it holds quite a bit more then I expected.
I think it would make such a cute gift for someone filled with your favorite asian candies like Pocky, Matcha Kit Kat , or my favorite Konpeito
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DIY Flower Girl cross stitch

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Today I wanted to share with you a quick and easy cross stitch design that I made. I’ve been wanting to do some cross stitching in the evenings when Tom is home and we are watching a movie, so I made this little design because I am excited about Spring. I’ve ordered all my garden seeds, and printed out my planting schedule. Now it’s just about waiting.
I stitched up my girl on 32 count linen (over 2) but you can stitch her on 16 count aida cloth if you prefer.
Finished she measures about 5×5.5 inches. Please remember this pattern is for personal use only.
Flower Garden Girl PDF
* printing tip-If you are trying to save ink just print page #2, choose scale to fit page.

working

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I’ve been working on some silly new fabric patterns, trying to add loads of crazy little things going on in each. I realized when I’ve been sewing lately that some of my favorite fabrics to use have all kinds of things happening, so I wanted to try it in my fabric. I’ve ordered proofs and will post again when they come in. I do have a new set of library inspired fabrics already up for sale over at Spoonflower, but I never posted photos!
The middle one is just in the beginning stages, but will be all about baking.

Christmas 2013


I hope everyone who celebrates had a Happy Thanksgiving, a Happy Hanukkah (or both!) I created some new patterns on Spoonflower (which will be up for sale once I approve the proofs) A cut & sew Christmas tree, some patterned fabrics, and a wall decal. Now that Thanksgiving is over all the Christmas decorations are coming out! I’ll have the Christmas Music mixer available real soon too, so check back for that!