Jeans and cardigan

It’s Kids Clothes Week Fall 2013!

Today I’d like to share some clothing I made the past few days for my son. I purchased the SewFab pdf sewing pattern bundle last month (the sale is closed now) and have been trying to make new fall/winter clothing out of the pattern bundle.

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Posted by on October 23, 2013 in Children


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A quilted pillow top

Quilted pillow top on Needle & Ladle


Today I’m sharing a quilted pillow top which I made several weeks ago to use some of my scrap fabrics. You might have seen it awhile ago on my instagram or flickr on my sidebar since I’m so slow in updating my blog…. XD

The main part comprises (7 rows by 7 rows) 49 pieces of 2.5″ squares. I pieced these 49 squares all together and then added the 2.5″ wide light jade green border pieces. It is quilted in simple straight stitches. My pillow form (from Hancock Fabrics) measures 18″ x 18″, so I made the quilted pillow cover to be exactly 18″ x 18″. I like it to be a little snugly fit. The back closure is the simple envelope style.  Do you like the light jade green border? I’m glad I chose this color!

By the way, have you seen the book Pillow Pop: 25 quick-sew projects to brighten your space? I checked out this book from our local library and it’s full of inspiring pillow cover projects! Some projects are complicated for me at this point but I hope I can manage them someday!



Until next time,,,, enjoy the new week, friends!


Posted by on October 7, 2013 in Home, Quilts


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Fall t-shirts / undershirts done!



Hi friends,

Is the weather cooling down in your area? Here in the south we still have high 80+ to 90+ degrees almost everyday, but you know it could drop suddenly.  I start organizing my son’s closet recently and couldn’t find enough long-sleeve shirts from last year, therefore I stopped the projects in my hand and made some long-sleeve shirts for him.

The pattern I used is from Ottobre Design,  6/2012 issue. I like their patterns! Although I own two issues of Ottobre Design only, and maybe made only four or five designs out of their 40 designs per issue, the garments fit my son quite nicely (most of the time).  For this particular long-sleeve t-shirt, I only adjusted the sleeve seams a little bit.

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Posted by on October 3, 2013 in Children


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Back to routine

Hi friends,

It’s been quite a while since last time I wrote something. Now I am finally back to my normal life. Kid is back at school earlier this month, and I got myself more “me time” to sew and create.


This is his new backpack. His old one is still nice and good, but just too small, not enough space to hold his nap towel/pillow, etc. So this time I made sure it’s big enough. The material is a nice waterproof nylon from my friend, I love the print! I don’t know what it is called, but she got it oversea. The lining is rip-stop nylon from my stash, it’s water repellent (not waterproof though). I also added red piping to the backpack front. The pattern needs a few more tweak though, but overall I like how it came out.

This summer a lot happened in my small world. My kid and I took a month-long trip across the country to see my parents, and also to overseas in two different countries for a family event and see my in-laws, relatives, and friends. It’s fun meeting relatives and friends after so many years (some of them I didn’t see more than five years!), and at the same time it’s super tiring. My husband joined us in the later part of our trip, and we made home safely after 15+ hours of international flights. Now the summer is over, I want to remember all the happy moments and leave behind all the sad parts.

Recently I focus more on creating items for my Etsy shop and also spend more time on machine embroidery. I will share more on upcoming posts.

Have a great day!

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Posted by on September 20, 2013 in Bags


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Triangles baby quilt


The other day I finished my first baby quilt!! My brother is having his first kid (my first nephew!!) and I figured he already has so many baby clothes gifted from family and friends so maybe I’d just make a blanket or quilt.

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Posted by on June 8, 2013 in Children, Quilts


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Craftsy BOM 2013- March and new outfits for my son

My friends, I finished the March block a while ago, thought of sharing it with you.


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Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Children, Quilts


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A new sewing machine!

I got a new sewing machine for Mother’s Day! It’s the Babylock Elizabeth!


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Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Children


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