My first try on sewing leather. It was not as hard as I imagined, just need to change the setting for the sewing machine, such as using leather needle, Teflon foot, and long stitch length. These baby moccasins are based on the Baby Bow Moccasins Pattern I found on Etsy. I followed the pattern to make the bow version and modified it to make the fringe version. 

I made the size 0-3 months for both pairs and plan to modified the pattern to make different styles in bigger size.

In preparing the arrival of Evan's sister, I made these two sleep sacks over weekend with the Lua Sleep Sack pattern by Straight Grain. The pattern comes in 3 sizes from newborn up to 2 year old. These two sleep sacks are size 6m -1Y and I lined them with a thin 100% cotton batting which should be good for use in air-conditioning room at summer time. 

Instead of using an invisible zip as instructed, I used a two-way separator zip so it can be opened at the end of the sleep sack.

This is rattle bunny is a free crochet pattern by Lanukas. You can scroll down to the bottom for the English pattern. As I don't have any cotton yarn at home, I used wool yarn for this rattle bunny.

I started this Amineko (Japanese for "crocheted cat") project long time ago...back in 2013 and finally finished it in 2015. The pattern comes in two size, a normal size Amineko and a jumbo version. 

My Amineko is the jumbo version, but that's not the reason why it took so long to finish. The crochet part was easy, just simple single crochet stitches with increase and decrease. The main reasons why it took so long is because it took me a long while to get plastic pellets for stuffing.

Once I resumed sewing again, it is so hard to stop! There are so many lovely sewing patterns for baby girls and I just can't stop! 

Up next are 2 sets of ruffle bum with matching headband that I made for Evan's sister and my good friend's daughter. Can't wait to see them wearing the ruffle bums. Must be very cute! 

The ruffle bum pattern is from Tadah Patterns and the headband pattern is from Gracie May Patterns.

Friends commented that I didn't sewn anything for Evan. It is not my fault, but I really have difficultly finding any cute sewing patterns for boys. I spent days looking for a good pattern at Etsy but with no luck. At the end, I found this Little Stars Pants Pattern by Puperita and adjusted the pattern to make it more suitable for boys. 

For the trial run, I used dark blue cotton to match with a Japanese style wave print cotton for the hem and pockets.

I didn't have much time to blog about my projects since Evan was born last year. I have made him a few crochet and fabric toys, just didn't get around to post them here. But really, it has been a long while since I have sewn anything. I saw this Haven dress pattern from Etsy and I know I have to make this, because Evan's sister is on the way. Yay!

Sewing for kids is much easier than sewing for myself. It only took me one day to finish this gorgeous dress.

So I saw these vintage velvet ring boxes in various colors that I really like, but they are sell at US$75 per box and additional US$25 if you want to add a monogram on the lid. I figure maybe I can make my own, so there it is.

Materials: 1mm cardboard, 4 cm wide velvet ribbon, 4 cm wide ribbon with matching color, gold embroidery thread, scrap white satin cloth, doubles-side tape, masking tape, glue gun, scissors, ruler.

It has been a long while since my last post in August 2013. Over the past year, I have been busy in preparing the arrival of my little one, Evan, who has finally arrived in April. I believe from now on, most of my projects would be made for this little guy. ^_^    

The giraffe and cow hat patterns are from Repeat Crafter Me, which you can find them here. For the pattern of the brimmed hat, you can find it here.

Special thanks to Hazel Chiu Photography for taking those lovely pictures.

Time flies, we are already half way through the first level of the clay flower course! We made carnations this time. Making carnations are much easier and faster than the previous flowers. On average, it takes about 15 minutes to make one.