Mar 27, 2014

hand-kneaded Udon (Japanese wheat noodle)

Miyu likes using hands like me and makes something everyday.
We sometimes cook Udon and she has learned how to cook it already.

At first she kneaded the flour well by hand.
 Then she rolled out the dough using a roll pin.
 She cut it by herself and at last I put them in the soup.

This time she cooked the noodle almost all by herself.
I cooked only the soup.

Usually she doesn't eat so much but she asked a refill (* v *)!!!!

I'm sewing very much these days because in April she starts kindergarten.
I sewed her bags, smocks and clothes.
She likes this camisole top and pants. Her friend wore the same ones.

Now she doesn't want to start kindergarten because she is afraid of it and wants to stay home with me more.
So I'm making items for her to cheer her up with my hand sewing items.
I hope she gets used to her kindergarten soon...

 See you soon!!!

Nov 15, 2013


Tonight I knit these Otamas after Miyu fell asleep.
They are so sweet (* v *)!!!!
Several years ago, the writer of the book had a web site on which I could find the chart of Otama. When I wanted to knit them again, I found the site had gone already.

Fortunately I found the book in the library yesterday.

Miyu will like them because she likes tadpoles very much.
 I'd like to knit them more and make Miyu laugh (* v *)!!!!

Nov 14, 2013

How to make a Yo-Yo bracelet

I like knit fabric sewing lately.

So I made some Yo-Yos using my favorite knit fabrics.

It's very easy to sew and needs little piece of fabrics. I'd like to show you how I made it.

First I cut 3-inch diameter circles. I need 4 Yo-Yos for a bracelet.

Then I made Yo-Yos with them and put my favorite buttons on them.

I made a patchwork cord on which I put Yo-Yos.

And I put a button on the end of the cord and made a loop on the other end.

That's all!
The gray fabric is sweat and the other one is Jacquard knit.
I also made my neck warmer, my husband's and Miyu's with the sweat fabric(* v *).
They make us very warm in this cold house.

Have a good day!!!!

Nov 5, 2013


Last night I made Miyu a pair of new leggings.
It's from a Japanese pattern book.

Mainichi kiru onnanoko fuku

It has lots of cute patterns for girls.
It took only an hour for me to sew it. It's quite simple and good pattern.

She likes my handmade clothings and often asks me to sew her ones.

For Halloween, I made her a cape.
Her request was the "3", because she's three years old.
She is so comfortable in it and wears it almost everyday with a small ghost brooch (* v *).

At a Halloween party, she put it and a cap (I put a face of her favorite Jack-o'-Lantern).
She walked around and got lots of candies.

We enjoyed Halloween very much this year.
When I was a girl, the event isn't so popular in Japan and I didn't know it.
Now, it's very popular and we could enjoy some events. So Miyu could get lots of candies (* v *).

Oct 7, 2013

T-shrits embellishing ideas

Last week I got her two T-shirts and embellished one of them for the Halloween event.

She was very delighted with it because she likes Jack-o'-Lantern very much. She puts it on whenever she finds it washed.

At the back I put a big bow.

Today I put a cup shaped pocket on the other one.

She likes orange juice so I made the straw in orange.


At the back I put big candies because she likes candies very much.

I enjoy sewing items for Miyu and happily she likes them. But sometimes she asks me to make something I cannot make. She wants batteries for my husband bicycle, a new chair, new games etc... She believes I can make everything (* v *). I'm a very happy mother.

Sep 30, 2013

sarouel pants

I haven't written in so long. Miyu is now 3 years old and doing very well. I've made lots of her clothes and these pants are my favorite ones.

These pants are very comfortable, easy to move in and easy to sew. So my husband advised me to sew them for my ETSY shop.

I've made three ones already. Now I'm preparing restart my shop again. I'm always playing with Miyu and have little time for myself. But she goes to bed earlier than before because she doesn't take a nap recently. So I can use several hours a day for myself and my shop. Thank you very much for your kind comments and e-mails for us. I'd like to post a recipe of making these pants as soon as possible. These are what I sewed for Miyu recently.

Her favorite character's bag. I saw similar one in a shop but it costs too much for me...

Miyu is very good at drawing. So I appliqued one of her drawings on her shirt, a cute dog. Now she likes me sewing by her !(* v *)!. See you!!!!

Apr 20, 2012

Handomade toys

I live a busy life with Miyu. Everyday we go out and play with our friends.
Miyu is 1 year and 8 months now, but still cannot walk by herself (' v ').

After she falls asleep, I sometimes sew by her side.
These are toys for her.

This is a puzzle. I made it with a kit. I enjoyed painting it with Miyu and her friends.

We also painted on blocks. Miyu helped me to rasp them.

Miyu likes trains and plays with these trains everyday.

These are button training toys. I put her favorite characters on them.

This is an octopus. Two of her friends like them and I made two other ocutopuses for them.

Last night I made felt sandwitches. I need only one hour for them all.

The breads are very easy. I cut a piece of square and cut it in half for two pieces of bread. Then fold it in half and sew the outlines. Then put a corner inside and make the triangle shape. So you can put your favorite items in it.

Last weekend I got a Japanese sewing pattern book with cute patterns of girl's outfits.

I'm making a vest of the cover. Isn't it so cute?

Miyu likes me.

And she loves Haru very much.
He plays with her everyday even if he is very tired.

When Haru was taking her pictures,,,
She tried to put the cap...

See you!!!!