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Handmade birthday gift

5 Sep

For my Taiko friend Simona’s birthday, a couple of weeks ago, I bought a purse sewing kit and completed the task in 2 hours, more or less. Well, maybe more… Actually it was more difficult than I expected especially because the instruction sheet wasn’t that clear. 

But the result is quite nice, isn’t it? And those purses are always useful. 😄

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A farewell gift

22 Mar

My post today is about a little gift I made for a friend who is leaving for a while.

My friend and Taiko teacher Tomoko is going back to Japan for 1 year, so I wanted to thank her for her kindness, patience and for all the time that she spent on teaching me.

I also selfishly made this so that when she looks at it she might remind of me too, and, by the way, little pouches are always useful! 😀

Thank you for all the happy hours Tomoko-sensei. Come back soon!

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Pouch and handmade envelope decorated with washi-tape

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Inside the pouch…. made by me. =^.^=

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Embroidery detail

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the other side….

Christmas collection 3: the father’s gift

3 Jan

My friend Paola’s husband also had his share of my craftsmanship… I really couldn’t neglect him! 😉

So I made this Shamballa bracelet especially for him, with grey shimmering ceramic beads and black cotton waxed string. Each bead represents a member of his family. I think he appreciated it.

Anyway, it looks better on his wrist than in this photo…

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Xmas collection: a shamballa for Vince

Santa’s Little Helper

6 Dec
Me, the Elf

Me, the Elf

I’ve been working a lot lately making gifts for friends and family for Christmas. But since I don’t want to spoil the surprise I can’t really upload all my handiworks – except for the two in my previous posts – until after those gifts have been safely delivered and happily unwrapped by the recipients on Christmas day!

A bit frustrating for your Santa’s Little Helper but it is worth waiting! 🙂

Another Christmas gift

5 Dec

Here is another of my “spending review” Christmas gifts… a Chan Luu bracelet for my brother’s girlfriend. I used some rawhide string and half-crystal beads in various shades of red. I also used a red wooden one-hole button to finish it.

I must say that I really like this bracelet and I find terribly difficult to separate from it. I actually still find it difficult to separate from any of my handiworks… When I’ll be easier to part and when my technique will be good enough, only then I’ll be able to start a commerce! 🙂

Again, I’m posting it just because I’m 100% sure she’ll never visit my blog. 😉

Xmas Chan Luu

Xmas Chan Luu

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Christmas gift

Christmas gift

Spending review Xmas gifts

4 Dec

As Christmas is approaching, in these hard times of economic crisis, you have to find alternative gifts. So here is my “spending review” first gift: a crocheted scarf for my daddy (who’s not going to see this blog ever so I can publish it light-heartedly!) Not too bad for a first serious attempt with the crochet, but I can certainly improve! 🙂

Crocheted scarf

Crocheted scarf

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