I’m now a proud mother of two beautiful girls, so it’s only fitting to celebrate with a Japanese sewing book giveaway for girls’ clothes! Check out my video book review and keep reading for your chance to win a copy of Sewing for Your Girls and my ebook, How to Sew Japanese Sewing Patterns.
I’m thrilled to introduce you to the latest addition to our family, Yuki! Yuki means “snow” in Japanese. For the past two weeks, my days have been filled with sleepless nights and cluster feeds, but it is all worth it for these short and precious newborn days.
Here are 3 outfit ideas which are perfectly suitable to wear before and after pregnancy – all using the Koi drape front top from Hana Patterns. When I designed the Koi top, I never imagined how useful it would be for putting together pregnancy outfits. The volume of fabric at the front of this design completely covers your belly, and the length is just right to hide your maternity leggings or belly band.
Simple Joys is a new monthly series where I’ll be sharing small happenings or objects which brought a smile to my face. I hope this series will be a reminder to us all to notice the simple things in life that brings us joy.
Hanging sheets outdoors
Sheets drying on a Hills Hoist clothesline — how quintessentially Australian! But isn’t it funny, sheets dried in the sun smells exactly the same in Australia and in Japan where I grew up. It’s one of my favourite smells.
Sashiko is a traditional Japanese embroidery using simple running stitches. I’ve made an free and easy sashiko pattern so you can make your own embroidered pillow!