Wednesday, May 13, 2009

japanese sewing lessons

*****giveaway closed*****

So I don't really know anything about Japanese sewing. But my sister-in-law just moved back to the states from Japan. And she brought back some Japanese fabric. And I helped her make some little bags.

I've seen lots of matroyshka fabric on lots of different blogs. But to see it up close and personal? Ohhhhh, so sweet! And this was almost a linen weight, so it was just right for these little gems.
These are the same size as the little bag I posted here. Perfect for little girls to carry some stuff around in.

And who could resist pink poodles?

I helped her make some pillows a while ago the last time she was here to visit. So I thought she might know something about fabric stores over there. I asked her if she had been and if she would be willing to shop for me. She was SO nice and took pictures and emailed them to me and then went back and bought some yard lengths.

This is some of what she brought back for me! And I just can't keep all this cuteness to myself.


So I guess you could say I'm having a giveaway! Leave me a comment by Friday, 9 PM Pacific and I will pick a winner of 4 fat quarters.

If you want to share on your blog - you may use an image and just leave me a separate comment telling me you've done so. Please make sure you have an email attached in some way so that I can contact you! I'll pick a winner using the random number generator thingy and announce the winner Monday morning!

44 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Ooooh so cute Amy!! Love those fun little prints :) Have fun!

Valerie said...

Those little prints are too cute! I wish I had access to Japanese fabrics in my town instead of just the Internet.

Nora Mair said...

Adorable Fabric. I'm a sucker for anything with a monkey on it.

Cheryl Arkison said...

You are one generous family to share!

allyn said...

ahhh. are you kidding me. i thought you were only going to share with me! those animal prints are tooo cute. please pick me!

Jessica said...

I love these bags.....please pick me!

One Shabby Chick said...

So cute! What a fun stack and how nice of you to give some away :-)
The little bags are too cute!

Ms. Mini said...

very cute!

mommymae said...

i love the blue chair against the green dresser. so striking. and what a generous giveaway of adorable fabric!

TheBackPorchQuilters said...

I love the fabric

Artfulife said...

The fabrics are just too cute! I'll be blogging about this tonight.

pigglet said...

how gorgous, i am always dreaming over the japanese fabric on the aucion site, love the little bags and love love love your blog.
thanks for the inspiration

tara said...

How lucky to have a contact in Japan. Super cute fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway.

Amy said...

Oh my! I love all of those prints, sooo cute! How nice of you to share!
I have my fingers crossed!

I love your new blue shoes by the way, super cute!

Dana said...

I love, love, love Japanese fabrics. They have the greatest designs and I love the weight of the fabric. You have some beauties there!!

Darci said...

Oh Love Japanese fabrics!!! they better be coming to my house, hehe.

sewtakeahike said...

cute fabrics Amy! You've got a treasure of a sis in law!

Andrea said...

Those are adorable! A generous giveaway, thank you!

Sue Cahill said...

How lucky you are to have a personal shopper, and what treasures she brought you.

How lovely you are to share your new lovelies with us.

Sue Cahill (scahill at yahoo dot com)

Renee G said...

This fabric is darling. It makes me want to take a vacation in Japan so I can go shopping at a fabric store over there.

rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

Reesie said...

What beautiful fabric! Thanks for sharing!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

How'd I miss this post! ? So glad you told me. Count me in. Japanese fabric is one thing I haven't had the pleasure of having yet. So I'd be thrilled! Cute bags. ooxx`jodi

Jessica Levitt said...

Too cute. You're right I think it's so much better to see prints like that in person....

Letteers-R-Us said...

That IS some cute fabric!

Camille said...

Adorable creations, as always!!

Lala said...

Hi Amy!!! How nice of your SIL to shop for you! And how NICe of you to have a giveaway and share!!! Super Cute fabrics!!!

Share what you sew!

Lala :o)

Amy said...

Um, yes please.

Sarah Pead said...

OOOHHH! So cute! I would love to have some of this beautiful fabric. Oh please pick me! :)

rachel griffith said...

thanks for the heads up!!!
please throw my name in the mix.

AmyF Hackworth said...

You are one lucky lady! That's so fun to have such a great hook up to DARLING fabric. How fun! Thanks for sharing, Amy!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Beautifully made bags! They are divine! Absolutely lovely Japanese fabrics! So cute - count me in on your give-away!

Debbie said...

these are precious!!! i hope i win!! on my blog

Lyn said...

oh so cute!
i love your bags =) and they are even more gorgeous with those japanese prints.

Danielle Porter said...

Hi Amy - this fabric is so so cute, If I only had a girl. I have a sewing friend who would adore these! Count me in.
PS, I'm glad you are doing well with hubby gone. He will be back before you know it!
Danielle
daniandmichael at gmail dot com

quietly going mad... said...

Too cute!!! Your bags are adorable!

Darci said...

oooooh, i love your fabric and even more, i love you!

V and Co. said...

okay i love the fabric! too cute for words and i think i can put it to some good use over here! just give me a chance and i'll show you!!

Deisha said...

Is it my lucky day??

Whimsical Creations said...

Congrats on your sale. That bag is beautiful!

I absolutely adore those fabrics!! I am crossing fingers and toes.

midnight hysteria said...

your farmer's market bag is darling as is the japanese fabric bag for kids ... i think i need me some o that japanese fabric ... just a few fat quarters and, i'm sure, i'll be hooked ....

Laura said...

They're cuter in person!? I would love to be able to see for myself. Thanks for this generous giveaway!

MichelleB said...

Those fabrics are darling! What a great giveaway.

Stacy Lynn said...

Hey Amy! I'm entering this for my mom because she can't remember her login info. We love the Japanese prints. I remember going into the little shops off base in Okinawa and looking at all of the fabrics with my mom when I was younger. So fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kendal and Hunter said...

I'm ready to win some lovely fabric!!! You are such a talented lady. :0)

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