my melody

I have been a fan of My Melody for as long as I can remember. Her world is so sweet and magical. IMG_4356

One of my favorite Japanese brands, Liz Lisa, has a special collaboration mook (magazine/book) with My Melody. It always comes with a cute tote. llquilt

Liz Lisa also has a My Melody collection of goods and clothing, and this year it came out right around my birthday, so I was able to pick up a few cute items. melody trioThis plush sits on my dresser. I really like her flower crown. IMG_8077

And the mini bag charm has a beautiful plate that reminds me of stained glass. tiny melody

Even my Line Play character has been decorating with a My Melody theme. IMG_9603

My first project of 2014 was a tiny tote bag for my little niece. I was pleased to use a bit of this fabric I’d been saving for awhile.melody bag

Happy the heart shaped marshmallows are back in the stores…melodymarsh

And with so many snow days and chilly evenings, I’ve been baking away. IMG_9042

Now I’m gearing up for Valentine’s Day, getting my papers, punches, seals and stamps in order.


Stay warm and thanks for visiting!



axes femme for fall

It’s been a busy month so far. Lots of fun little trips for concerts and ballets. Lots of housekeeping too…

So I haven’t had as much time for sewing as I’d like. Perhaps I’m taking a rest before the holidays begin and I go into serious sewing, knitting, and baking mode.

In the meantime, I’ve become quite fond of the Japanese brand called Axes Femme. Their clothes feature romantic details and old-fashioned charm. Layers of ruffles and lace can keep you cozy (and pretty) this fall.

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There were some nice images in this month’s Steady magazine.


All the Axes Femme pieces I’ve been wearing this fall.


Some of my favorite Axes Femme items… these silky pouches with tiny little ballet slippers!


In other news, I’ve been making pink witch hats, of course!


Just a bit of sewing– making some fabric baskets to organize my never-ending collection of bows.


At least my Line Play avatar is hard at work sewing.

Oh well! See you soon with more fall and halloween projects!