No Sew Halloween Baby Onesies

Halloween pumpkin fabric from Timeless Treasures

Halloween pumpkin fabric from Timeless Treasures

It will be the first Halloween for Robert – Jessifer and Thomas’s little boy.


Seen many babies in the pumpkin to go trick-or-treating, we prefer to dress Robert comfy in a simple but festive onesie.


It is so fun and easy to make these onesies - thanks to One Crafty Place’s tutorial.


Of course we would also prepare a trick-or treat bag with the spooky cute style Halloween fabric (tutorial from  fabricmill.blogspot.com)


No Sew Halloween Baby Onesies on One Crafty Place

No Sew Halloween Baby Onesies on One Crafty Place

Trick or Treat Bag Tutorial on fabricmill.blogspot.com

Trick or Treat Bag Tutorial on fabricmill.blogspot.com

cute Halloween fabric from Cosmo Japan

cute Halloween fabric from Cosmo Japan

Halloween children fabric from Alexander Henry

Halloween children fabric from Alexander Henry

Halloween spider fabric from Timeless Treasures

Halloween spider fabric from Timeless Treasures

Halloween Trick or Treat fabric from Cosmo Japan

Halloween Trick or Treat fabric from Cosmo Japan

Back-to-School Bento Lunch Bag

apple fabric by Alexander Henry

apple fabric by Alexander Henry

As the new two-tiered bento box is a bit bigger than the old one, I decide to sew a new lunch bag to fit the bento lunch box as well as the cutlery set, based on the tutorial on smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.com.


DIY Bento Lunch Bag Tutorial on smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.com

DIY Bento Lunch Bag Tutorial on smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.com

lunch box fabric by Timeless Treasures

lunch box fabric by Timeless Treasures

sushi fabric by Robert Kaufman

sushi fabric by Robert Kaufman

Japanese food by Timeless Treasures

Japanese food by Timeless Treasures

bento fabric by Robert Kaufman

bento fabric by Robert Kaufman

watermelon fabric by Timeless Treasures

watermelon fabric by Timeless Treasures

Hot Dog fabric by Timeless Treasures

Hot Dog fabric by Timeless Treasures

Back-to-School Tote Bag Tutorial

alphabet tape fabric by Kokka Japan

alphabet tape fabric by Kokka Japan

Yes, it is that time of year, the “Back to School” rush is on.


I received the package from my favorite kawaii shop Modes4u yesterday (just 5 days from Hong Kong, unbelievable!) with some Japanese stationery (for myself as well), a two-tier lunch bento box and many cute fabric!


The first back-to-school sewing project is a new school bag with alphabet fabric based on Samarra Khaja’s tutorial.


Back-to-School Tote Bag Tutorial by Samarra Khaja

Back-to-School Tote Bag Tutorial by Samarra Khaja

school supplies fabric by Samarra Khaja

school supplies fabric by Samarra Khaja

handwriting school fabric by Samarra Khaja

handwriting school fabric by Samarra Khaja

colourful Timeless Treasures checker fabric with alphabets

colourful Timeless Treasures checker fabric with alphabets

mathematics fabric by Samarra Khaja

mathematics fabric by Samarra Khaja

alphabet fabric by Alexander Henry

alphabet fabric by Alexander Henry

Robert Kaufman alphabet flannel fabric

Robert Kaufman alphabet flannel fabric

Michael Miller alphabet ornament fabric

Michael Miller alphabet ornament fabric



Cute Portable Baby Changer

Timeless Treasures kites fabric

Timeless Treasures kites fabric

As inexperienced first-time mum Jennifer asking my advice to buy a separate piece of furniture called a “changing table” to accommodate the baby during diaper changes for going out, I would suggest to use a portable baby changer which is easy to carry and convert any dresser into a changing table by placing a changing pad on its level surface, ensuring baby is always clean dry and happy.. and mum and dad are always prepared!


There are many “expensive” portable baby changers available in the market, but most of them are dull and boring. Why don’t make one by yourself with cute children’s fabric and even waterproof with laminate fabric? Download here for free sewing patterns and tutorials for portable baby changer.


Waterproof Portable Baby Changer onparamipequeconamor.blogspot.com

Waterproof Portable Baby Changer onparamipequeconamor.blogspot.com

Roll-up Baby Changer on lilblueboo.com

Roll-up Baby Changer on lilblueboo.com

Baby Changer Pad Tutorial on sewtakeahike.typepad.com

Baby Changer Pad Tutorial on sewtakeahike.typepad.com

Baby Changer Set Patterns on smallfryandco.blogspot.com

Baby Changer Set Patterns on smallfryandco.blogspot.com

Robert Kaufman laminated fabric with colourful matryoshka

Robert Kaufman laminated fabric with colourful matryoshka

Echino laminate fabric with birds

Echino laminate fabric with birds

Robert Kaufman laminated fabric with owls

Robert Kaufman laminated fabric with owls

Alexander Henry laminated fabric with doves

Alexander Henry laminated fabric with doves

Father’s Day Gifts for First-Time Dads

birch elephant bunting organic fabric

birch elephant bunting organic fabric

Congratulations to Thomas and Jennifer of  having their first lovely little boy!


I decided to make baby bib and diaper cover as shower gift with my favorite moustache fabric.


Yay someday he will grow a moustache like one of these!


Happy First Father’s Day!


moustache baby bib on etsy

moustache baby bib on etsy

moustache diaper cover on etsy

moustache diaper cover on etsy


moustache fabric by Alexander Henry

moustache fabric by Alexander Henry





Safe Laminate Fabric

Robert Kaufman premium laminate fabric with polka dots

Robert Kaufman premium laminate fabric with polka dots

Are you alerted to common industrial chemicals such as BPA, lead, pthalate which can cause serious health problems in manufacturing laminated fabric?


Make sure you have chosen the safe laminate fabric which has stated with “CPSIA compliant” to make childrenswear, especially for ages 12 or under (who are more likely to have allergic problems).


The following designer fabric brands like Robert Kaufman, Riley Blake or Alexander Henry have got their official safety proof by testing their laminate fabrics against the CPSIA requirements under US law.


So keep your children safe with your handmade totes, raincoats, baby bibs, playmats, bags etc.


Robert Kaufman matryoshka laminate fabric

Robert Kaufman matryoshka laminate fabric

Alexander Henry Mexican folklore laminate fabric

Alexander Henry Mexican folklore laminate fabric

black comic Ka Boom laminate fabric by Robert Kaufman

black comic Ka Boom laminate fabric by Robert Kaufman


Robert Kaufman premium laminate fabric with whale

Robert Kaufman premium laminate fabric with whale

Riley Blake laminate fabric with train

Riley Blake laminate fabric with train

Fabric Shopping 2013

Washi Tape Fabric by Timeless Treasures

Washi Tape Fabric by Timeless Treasures

Happy New Year everyone!

I have been thinking a lot of my sewing goals for the new year, trying to make them attainable. In the meantime, I enjoy shopping for more cute fabrics!

pastel Paris fabric by Timeless Treasures

pastel Paris fabric by Timeless Treasures

I  love Paris Fabric by Timeless Treasures

I love Paris Fabric by Timeless Treasures

teal echino bird flower fabric

teal echino bird flower fabric

echino poplin echino fabric

echino poplin echino fabric

oxford cat fabric by Kokka Japan

oxford cat fabric by Kokka Japan

Hot-Air Balloon Fabric by Robert Kaufman

Hot-Air Balloon Fabric by Robert Kaufman

Market Stall Fabric by Alexander Henry

Market Stall Fabric by Alexander Henry

Sewing 2013

Sewing 2013

Halloween Treats

Alexander Henry witch family fabric

Alexander Henry witch family fabric

It will be the biggest trick if you run out of candies at Halloween.


Halloween spookalicious designs of cupcakes are awesome, but it also takes plenty of time. What would be better than making some easy homemade Halloween treats and having fun?


Halloween cupcake designs on mycakeschool.com

Halloween cupcake designs on mycakeschool.com

Halloween candy skewers

Halloween candy skewers

Halloween pumpkin pops on sweetsugarbelle.com

Halloween pumpkin pops on sweetsugarbelle.com

free printable Halloween cupcake toppers on welovetoillustrate.com

free printable Halloween cupcake toppers on welovetoillustrate.com

biggest Halloween trick of running out of candy

biggest Halloween trick of running out of candy



Pin Up Christmas Fabric

Beach Pin up Girls Fabric by Alexander Henry

Beach Pin up Girls Fabric by Alexander Henry

Is that all I want for Christmas with so many sexy pin up guys?


Christmas Pin up Boys Fabric by Alexander Henry

Christmas Pin up Boys Fabric by Alexander Henry

Christmas Pin up Boys Fabric by Alexander Henry

Christmas Pin up Boys Fabric by Alexander Henry




Happy Day of the Dead: Skulls Fabric

Lacie Skulls Fabric by Alexander Henry

Lacie Skulls Fabric by Alexander Henry

It is almost October, the month for Halloween.


While everyone is busy at preparing Halloween’s trick-or-treating, I am thinking the meaning another similar celebration “Day of the Dead“. It is the day to celebrate your dearly departed and remember that death is a part of life. For Mexicans, it is a happy family time when they honor the human spirit through remembering their ancestors.


Therefore the celebration of the Day of the Dead is punctuated by the use of vivid colors in objects ranging from sugar skulls to fine art, as well as the fabric print.


Colorful Decorated Skulls Fabric by Alexander Henry

Colorful Decorated Skulls Fabric by Alexander Henry

Skeletons Fiesta Fabric by Alexander Henry

Skeletons Fiesta Fabric by Alexander Henry

Skeleton Party Fabric by Alexander Henry

Skeleton Party Fabric by Alexander Henry

Skull & Flowers Fabric by Alexander Henry

Skull & Flowers Fabric by Alexander Henry

Happy Halloween & Day of the Dead illustration on cathyhookey.com

Happy Halloween & Day of the Dead illustration on cathyhookey.com

Feliz Dia de los Muertos (Happy Day of the Dead)!