July Pineapple

Michael Miller pineapple fabric

Michael Miller pineapple fabric


Pineapple projects really put me in a summery mood. It makes me think of some place tropical and beach-y. Piña colada, anyone?


 


pineapple drawstring backpack by makeit-loveit.com

pineapple drawstring backpack by makeit-loveit.com

pineapple hot pad by craftystaci.com

pineapple hot pad by craftystaci.com

Michael Miller pineapple fabric

Michael Miller pineapple fabric

fruit fabric from Japan

fruit fabric from Japan

double gauze fruit fabric by Kokka Japan

double gauze fruit fabric by Kokka Japan

Sports Themed Father’s Day Treats

Soccer Ball Fabric by Elizabeth's Studio

Soccer Ball Fabric by Elizabeth's Studio

 


Special treats for sporty dads from the baseball, football, basketball fans to fans of niche sports. Of course he will be always your number one sportman!


Sports Themed Father's Day cookies

Sports Themed Father's Day cookies

Sports-Themed Macarons on ehow.com

Sports-Themed Macarons on ehow.com

Golf Ball Cake Pops on pintsizedbaker.com

Golf Ball Cake Pops on pintsizedbaker.com

Baseball cheese burger on hungryhappenings.com

Baseball cheese burger on hungryhappenings.com

Football Fabric by Kokka Japan

Football Fabric by Kokka Japan

Robert Kaufman sports fabric

Robert Kaufman sports fabric

Football Fabric by Kokka Japan

Football Fabric by Kokka Japan

Robert Kaufman sports kids fabric

Robert Kaufman sports kids fabric

Basketball Fabric by Timeless Treasures

Basketball Fabric by Timeless Treasures

Japanese Fabric Double Gauze Fabric

nani IRO double gauze fabric

nani IRO double gauze fabric

 


Double gauze fabric is literally two layers of thin gauze fabric which is breathable and airy while the double layer lends a bit of weight to give it a nice shape.

It is especially nice for summer garments in Japan since the fabric is lightweight but not see-through. Double gauze also makes for ultra soft and cozy garments and accessories, and even be the perfect fabric for quilts. 

The most renowned and fantastic selection of double gauze fabrics are undoubtedly from the incredible Nani Iro collection.


double gauze flower from Kokka Japan

double gauze flower from Kokka Japan

double gauze flower from Kokka Japan

double gauze flower from Kokka Japan

nani IRO double gauze fabric

nani IRO double gauze fabric

DIY Fabric Tulips for Mother’s Day

Tulip Flower Fabric by Kokka Japan

Tulip Flower Fabric by Kokka Japan

Show your mum just how much she means to you by making these delightful everlasting fabric tulip flowers that will continue to bloom beyond Mother’s Day.


 


DIY Fabric Tulips

DIY Fabric Tulips

DIY Fabric Tulips Tutorial on dawanda.com

DIY Fabric Tulips Tutorial on dawanda.com

DIY Fabric Tulips on taller-creativobordadosymanualidades.blogspot.com

DIY Fabric Tulips on taller-creativobordadosymanualidades.blogspot.com

Michael Miller Tulip Flower Fabric

Michael Miller Tulip Flower Fabric

Michael Miller Tulip Flower Fabric

Michael Miller Tulip Flower Fabric

Michael Miller Tulip Flower Fabric

Michael Miller Tulip Flower Fabric

Cherry Blossom Fabrics

Cherry Blossom Fabric from Japan

Cherry Blossom Fabric from Japan

 


April means the blooming of the pink cherry trees (or sakura in Japaneses) and it is not limited to Japan only, but also throughout Canada and Northern America. Let’s enjoy the sights and take an early spring picnic under the cherry blossom with family and friends.


Cherry Blossom Fabric by Kokka Japan

Cherry Blossom Fabric by Kokka Japan

Cherry Blossom Fabric from Japan

Cherry Blossom Fabric from Japan

Cherry Blossom Fabric by StudioE

Cherry Blossom Fabric by StudioE

Easter Breakfast Ideas

Michael Miller Easter Gnomes Bunny Bites Fabric

Michael Miller Easter Gnomes Bunny Bites Fabric

 


Start off the day with a unique and memorable Easter-inspired breakfast for your kids. These cute Easter recipes will have the little ones in your life rejoicing!


Breakfast Bunny Pizza on hungryhappenings.com

Breakfast Bunny Pizza on hungryhappenings.com

Bunny Pancakes on sheknows.com

Bunny Pancakes on sheknows.com

Easter Egg in Bunny Nest on barefootkitchenwitch.com

Easter Egg in Bunny Nest on barefootkitchenwitch.com

Free Printable Bunny Milk on theseasonedmom.com

Free Printable Bunny Milk on theseasonedmom.com

Michael Miller Easter in Gnomeville Fabric

Michael Miller Easter in Gnomeville Fabric

Easter Bunny Fabric from Kokka Japan

Easter Bunny Fabric from Kokka Japan

Free Printable Personalized Pencil Cover & Back-to-School Fonts

Pencil Fabric by Timeless Treasures

Pencil Fabric by Timeless Treasures

You may be in the midst of your summer holidays - and I hope you are having a wonderful time - but back-to-school planning is not far away.

If your child is anything like mine, his stationery is simply disappearing from time to time. Here is a free printable from The Girl Creative, a lovely way to brighten up plain, old pencils and give them the personal touch. These are so quick to make and affordable too. A sweet gift and a lovely surprise in their pencil case at the start of the new school year.


Free Printable Personalized Pencil Cover on thegirlcreative.com

Free Printable Personalized Pencil Cover on thegirlcreative.com

Free Back-to-School Fonts on ellaclaireinspired.com

Free Back-to-School Fonts on ellaclaireinspired.com

School Supplies Fabric by Kokka Japan

School Supplies Fabric by Kokka Japan

School Supplies Fabric by Timeless Treasures

School Supplies Fabric by Timeless Treasures

School Supplies Fabric by Timeless Treasures

School Supplies Fabric by Timeless Treasures

Japanese Culture Fabric

Kokka Dobby fabric

Kokka Dobby fabric

 


Culture shock as part of travelling. Arriving in a new country can be quite a challenge, some level of culture shock is inevitable. it is nothing to be afraid of.


Japan is a wonderful country with culture shock for the visitor, especially the “westerners” from non-Asian countries. There are many cultural differences including local languages, concepts of time, meeting and greeting and religion, let alone the traditions of Samurai, Geisha or Ninja, the tea ceremony, calligraphy, pottery, haiku, you name it.


Timing the trip at sakura cherry blossoms season or Summer Festival to explore your “once in a life time experience” in Japan. Of course don’t miss the very best part of Japanese cuisine!

Geisha fabric by StudioE Fabrics

Geisha fabric by StudioE Fabrics

ninja fighter fabric by Robert Kaufman

ninja fighter fabric by Robert Kaufman

Japan Culture Shock Fabric

Japan Culture Shock Fabric

Japan Culture Shock Fabric

Japan Culture Shock Fabric

Bento Sushi Fabric by Timeless Treasures

Bento Sushi Fabric by Timeless Treasures

cherry blossom ball fabric by Cosmo Japan

cherry blossom ball fabric by Cosmo Japan

Map Fabric Will Inspire You To Lose Yourself And Travel

London New York Tokyo Paris fabric by Timeless Treasures

London New York Tokyo Paris fabric by Timeless Treasures

 


“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves, and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again – to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.” – Pico Iyer


Truthfully though, your next stop is home too, and the next. Enjoy the travelling.


Michael Miller Maritime Fabric 'Nautical Map'

Michael Miller Maritime Fabric 'Nautical Map'

USA panel fabric by Timeless Treasures

USA panel fabric by Timeless Treasures

map fabric with animals by Kokka Japan

map fabric with animals by Kokka Japan

world map fabric by Timeless Treasures

world map fabric by Timeless Treasures



DIY Toy Car Wallet Travel Pouch

Michael Miller Car Fabric

Michael Miller Car Fabric


A great idea of making a car wallet that your child can load up with his favorite little cars and carry along with them wherever they want to go!

DIY Toy Car Wallet Travel Pouch

DIY Toy Car Wallet Travel Pouch

DIY Toy Car Wallet Travel Pouch

DIY Toy Car Wallet Travel Pouch

DIY Toy Car Wallet Travel Pouch on somuchformyplans.blogspot.comc

DIY Toy Car Wallet Travel Pouch on somuchformyplans.blogspot.comc

DIY Toy Car Wallet Travel Pouch on homemadebyjill.blogspot.com

DIY Toy Car Wallet Travel Pouch on homemadebyjill.blogspot.com

DIY Toy Car Wallet Travel Pouch on thesustainabilityadventure.blogspot.com

DIY Toy Car Wallet Travel Pouch on thesustainabilityadventure.blogspot.com

Robert Kaufman Car Fabric Ready Set Go 2

Robert Kaufman Car Fabric Ready Set Go 2

Robert Kaufman Car Fabric Ready Set Go 2

Robert Kaufman Car Fabric Ready Set Go 2

Riley Blake Car Fabric

Riley Blake Car Fabric

Kokka Car Fabric

Kokka Car Fabric