Saturday, July 31, 2010

Personalized Book Cover

 This is the new book cover I made for my daughter.  She wanted to have a plain background fabric with her favorite cartoon characters appliqued on it.  These are characters from a Japanese cartoon called "One Piece"    This book cover took less than 30 minutes to make!!  My kind of project. 

Before I made the book cover for my daughter, I went through my collections and found these two covers I made a year ago.  The one in the middle is a wallet-sized business card holder .  I choosed panel fabric for this particular one.  The one at the bottom is also a business card holder.  For this one I needlepunched the heart design before I sew the fabric together.

It's really quite easy to make a personalized book cover.  All you need is the dimension of the book and  two strips of fabric.  Then you'll be on your way...!

Stay Tuned for Personalized Book Cover Tutorial coming up next week.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

After the rain...

After a few days of continued rain, these lovely flowers sprouted from the ground to grace my garden with their beauty. 

Do you see a pot of orchid at the bottom right hand corner of this photo?  That orchid is one of my husband's orchid collection.  It has never bloomed before.  We don't know if it's because the weather is too hot in Kaohsiung or we need to place it under the shade during the hot summer days.

I feel embarrassed to say this, but does anyone know what kind of flowers (has bulbs) these are?  My husband said it might be in the narcissus family!  When there aren't any flowers, all we see are the long green  leaves. 

So, after the rain... I finished another oilcloth tote!  The oilcloth is a MIT (Made in Taiwan)  product.  It has that English countryside/ Laura Ashley feel to it, don't you think?  

This time I challenged myself to sew a tote that's made of oilcloth both inside and out.  Some helpful hints when sewing oilcloth can be found at my last post. 

Happy sewing!