Mar 10, 2010

Stick key chains and my new shirt

On my walk to the hospital
Today I went to the hospital and I saw my Tomato growing up.
I'm really happy with her/his pictures.

I got 1 kg in the month and the doctor told me not to gain more still.
Japanese doctors are strict about weight usually. He told me to decrease meals. It seems hard for me,,, but I'll try for my Tomato.
(But my sister got more than 20 kg because her doctor was not so strict.)

My new shirt
For when I get larger, I made this shirt, with my hands as always.

My new shirt
I sewed it with cotton double gauze fabric, so it's comfortable.

After I finished it, I still wanted to sew something and I made three key chains.
Making key chains 1
I sketched the design at first, choose fabrics from scraps, and patchworked.

Making key chains 2
Then put battings on the back and decorated them.

Making key chains 3
At last put a piece of fabric for the back and sewed them. Turn it out and fill it with stuffings.

Key chains
I like making items without patterns and decorating small items with Sashiko, buttons, laces etc...

Some of you asked me to tell the pattern of rabbit charm. Please wait for a while. When I make them again, I'll make the instruction.

I hope you see beautiful and warm spring soon. It's still cold here.
key chains

64 comments:

rekutopia said...

スケッチも、本物も、めっちゃかわいい!(^◇^)/
Thank you for the inspiration!

Alex

trixi said...

What a sweet key chain! I don't think you should decrease your meals too much!

Grasshopper said...

japanese doctors are way too concerned about weight gain. listen to your body - if you're hungry, you should eat. take care of yourself and little tomato! ganbatte!

Marylectora said...

They're beautiful.
Your shirt is very comfortable.
And about your pregnancy weight, do not worry, I during my pregnancy fattening 10 kg, but after the child helped me to lose them. greetings from Spain

Son preciosos.
Tu camisa se ve muy comoda.
Y sobre tu peso por el embarazo, no te preocupes, yo engorde durante mi embarazo 10 kg, pero despues el niño me hizo perdelos. saludos desde españa

BUSIR said...

I like your key chains;It's still cold in France,with snow.Takeshi Kitano is in Paris for his paintings exhibition.Y.S

bimbi said...

hi mai,
glad to know that u and Tomato are in good shape. i had a healthy diet when i was pregnant with my 2nd child. it is becoz the baby absorb all the food, and i want to have a normal delivery. i gain only 7 kg, and my baby was born 3,5 kg :)
the tips is not having too much rice, only 5 spoon of rice/ meal,and whenever i feel hungry i eat fruits that have lots of water but less sugar like tomato, and also have lots of vegetables
hope it helps. take care :)

Katherine said...

keychains are SO CUTE!!

Irene Strange said...

So great you and little Tomato are doing well! ^_____^b

Pingkan Anita D. said...

Lovely keychain and nice shirt for your pregnancy

Charlotte said...

I really love the key chains. I found your comment about the weight interesting. German doctors are not that strict. They often tell you to eat healthy, but what you feel you want because that is probably what the baby needs. And if it is just for the looks, a healthy baby makes you more happy than a thin body. I'm sure you'd lose the extra weight in no time...

Sweetlilcraft said...

Mai..your shirt really impressed me. Sew with your hand?? It so nice :)
Nice key chain too:)

Yes, don't worry about your weight. My weight increase 22kg until delivery(from 47-69). After give fully breastfeed, now I'm 43 kilos :)

Here, sometimes rainy but still in hot weather 37c-40c.(Malaysia)

Take care :)

mariainblog said...

I am so glad everything is going very well with the baby. Take care of yourself as well!

I love the shirt and the key chains you've made, so clever!

Cheers

Maria

Alhana said...

What a neat shirt you made for yourself! And the keychains too, they're cute.

Glad to hear your Tomato is doing well. Take care (both of you)!

ringadal said...

How fun you got to see pictures of your baby. I am a tall thin woman, but gained 19 kg when I was pregnant with my first child. I had to be on a strict low fat diet for my health. With my second child, I didn't have to be on a low fat diet, ate what I wanted and still gained 19 kg. In both cases, I lost all the weight and I am back to the size I was before pregnancy. You lose the weight breast feeding and chasing your baby! Good luck, and beautiful shirt.
Susan

Neky White said...

I like the way you make your key chains ^^ I do the same! I drawing the design and then cut the fabric n_n

Hugs

april said...

hi mai! i hope you and your little Tomato will always be healthy. ^_^

take care!

helena said...

beautiful your skirt. Inspiring this toys!! I like it!

bricolo-chic said...

beautiful!!! bellissimi!

Gina said...

Adorable keychains! :D

And don't worry about your weight. You body and your child surely tells you what it needs and you will lose the weight in no time later.

deros said...

Mai! u r the best, really:)))

Amy said...

I am happy to hear your little Tomato is doing well. I love the shirt you made. It is amazing that you sew clothing by hand! You do a wonderful job. Your key chains are so cute. It's been warm here. I am really looking forward to spring. It's my favorite season. :)

Becky said...

Oh doctors! It seems every year there is a new way to confuse us with their knowledge! If Tomato is hungry go ahead and feed yourself and her. Try to eat fresh fruit and vegetable snacks. Weather permitting, take a little walk. you and Tomato will be just fine.

Your new blouse looks so cute and very comfortable. Good job. The key chains are just adorable! I love how you use all your scraps. So smart.

fleur said...

ah these doctors! Don't listen too much ;-) and enjoy your tomato!!

Sandra said...

A shirt with your hand - oh boy - it would take me years for such!
Those key-charms are ... charming!

Anna said...

the key charms are lovely, thank you for sharing. I am very impressed by the handmade top.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the others comments
Eat want you want and fatten up that tomato!

jacqueline said...

I like the idea that your doctor is strict about your weight. I think most of the doctors here normally ask you to eat more and more and more...like my sister's doctor. I adore your lovely shirt...everything you make are always so beautiful! And your key chains are adorable! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you and yours!

KnityGrity said...

Your shirt is so cozy!!! Take care. Eat when you want to. Most importantly, stay hydrated and drink a lot of water and take care! :)

Cute keychains!

nennia said...

I agree with everyone else, you're feeding two people now so don't cut down too much. As for the keychains, so cute! I love the blue one the most~

Peter Lynn said...

Hahah! Those things have funny faces!

As long as you're eating healthy and enough, I'm sure it's ok!

craftylibrarian said...

In the UK midwives do not weigh pregnant women - so we don't worry too much and eat lots of chocolate instead!
Let your body tell you what it needs.

3 M's said...

those key chains are adorable :) and the shirt- I'm amazed that you make ALL of these by hand (no sewing machine!)
nice work & thanks (as always) for sharing!
on the weight gain- American doctors say one should gain about 11-13 kg. I gained 16 with my first and lost all of it no problem. I'd eat up! :)

Little Treasures said...

Too cute as always!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Darling keychains. I itch to try my hand at sewing one. I also like your new shirt. My sewing machine is on the blitz and I so want to sew. Maybe it's time for me to start practicing some handstitching. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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Hannah said...

I'm SO impressed with your handmade shirt, it's gorgeous! and I love your keychains.

I agree with all the other comments, if your hungry, eat!!

Alice said...

Wow ! I've just found your blog and what you do seems so cute ! Even your blouse have so much lovely details ! I've just read some of your posts and I can't wait to read more.

*Hecate* said...

Those keychains are so cute, you really have a good eye for those things.

My best wishes for You and little Tomato.

Diana

Ravenhill said...

your key chains are so very pretty!

If you don't want to gain weight, you should drink LOTS of water. It is likely what you body really needs more of, not food. One half hour before a meal drink 2 large glasses of water, then drink again 2 and a half hours after the meal.

Happy days to you!
Hugs from Emily

Jantine said...

|I really think every body reacts differently on a pregnancy and guidelines for weight gain are OK, but you will do differently then someone else. I gained more then 20 kilo's in each of my three pregnancy's and still lost most (except one or two) right after the baby was born.
If you know you are eating healthy, please keep eating, it will hurt your baby and your own body when you do not eat enough!

Agnes said...

Hi Mai
Congratulations on your pregnancy!!!
Enjoy every minute of it and love your little growing Tomato:)
I am a mom of 9 month old baby girl and remembering being pregnant like it was yesterday...
Love your crafts - they are amazing and I enjoy reading about them a lot and love your blog>
Greetings from Poland.

Elizabeth said...

Super cute key-chains!

1 OF A KIND said...

They are really cute

Becky/Skein Gang said...

The shirt is wonderful and the keychains are darling! Great work!

maanu said...

went thru ur blog nw..its amazing...nice work of art..take care of tomato...

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Anonymous said...

Wow what personalized key chains you have got here. they are one of the best i have seen. i was wondering whether if you could also deal with such rice key chains. if so please get back to me

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