handmade: gift for j&km baby

3 months ago, W asked me to make a baby gift set of a blankie and matching bib for her pregger friend. her endorsement of my sewing skills gave me that boost in confidence to fuel my sewing fervor. after 5 blankies, 4 hand embroideries, 15 bibs later, i finally went about to finish this…

the definition of drool bib

many months ago, when E was only 3 months old, I denounced categorically the functionality of drool bibs. today, I would like to take my words back. apologies to all mothers in the world who uses drool bibs. 3 months ago, E was NOT drooling. he was merely slobbering… i.e lots of saliva on his…

handmade: japanese tunic dress pattern for mum

24 mar saturday : 11pm (after baby E have had his last feed and was sleeping soundly) lib: oh, it’s mum’s birthday on monday! mr g: yes dear. we are going to have dinner with her, remember? lib: yes I know. but I didn’t get her anything…… mr g: didn’t we share an iPad for…

handmade: baby harem pants v1.0

One fine morning as I was surfing the Internet, I came across this kids clothing brand called bodebo from France. It has these wonderful graphic harem like pants that was so awfully cute! trousers from bodebo Digging out my Michael Miller French terry, I went about improvising (my first!) a pattern for E based on…

how to: baby bib with colour block straps

when I first started my first bib, I was looking through mum’s fabric stash to see what I could use for E’s bibs. mum had these lovely hand towels of the softest touch that she have had for 3 years! she said she was waiting for the right moment. i had to convince her that…

new tools of the trade

I have slackened. It’s been so long since I last wrote a post! Ever since I went back to work, it seems as though I am constantly chasing after time. I am glad I sew. Sewing has now become an outlet of my stress. I promise you i have not been slackened of my sewing….

handmade: the yoshiko jinzenji figure 8 scarf

i want a lightweight summer scarf. something that i can wear to work and be an accessory to my monotonous wardrobe. i want the figure 8 scarf found in anna maria horner website. i am using 2 of my fabric stash by yoshiko jinzenji – dashes and dot white &  grey. i have raved about…

fabric stash: nani iro

what can i say about them? they are beautiful. i don’t know what i am doing with the nani iro, but i just feel happy looking at them. looking at the free nani iro patterns, i would say anything goes! nani iro painting muji japanese fabric nani iro japanese fabirc colorful pocho double gauze nani…

in love with: my fabric collection

when i first started sewing, i had this impulsive compulsive urge to buy fabrics after fabrics online. however, i had issues with how to store them. i used to put it in my mum’s place but they were all placed in cartons and impossible for me to keep track of all the fabrics i bought….

how to : sew easy buttonless pillow covers

; lately, E has been complaining and whining whenever we leave him at the mat while the family have our meals. so we thought of putting him on the high chair so he could sit with us when we are eating. S&H bought us a chicco high chair for E’s first month. it is a…

how to: easy seam finish zig-zag way to heather ross bloomers

i have found another short cut in sewing bloomers. after reading through numerous posts on finishing hems and finishing seams the ‘correct’ way, i decided that i was going to try sewing E’s next bloomer with my zig zag stitch. Instead of stitching the seam then using the zig zag on the edge of the…