Sewing DIY

Sewing DIY

 Meisen fabric from Chichibu

Meisen fabric from Chichibu

It's the rainy season so I cannot spend as much time outdoors as I would like to, so I keep myself busy indoors with some cooking, working and some DIY projects. Indeed, it's been a few years now that I have wanted to sew and buy myself a sewing machine. So far I was hand sewing and doing some basic embroidery but for a lot of the things I do, actually a sewing machine would have been much better. I don't do very difficult things, rather fixing clothes: shape and size and interior goods: mainly pillow covers, table clothes etc... In Tokyo we live in an area where there are a few fabric shops and I can't resist buying some regularly, but the real trigger was all the meisen fabric I bought for super cheap in Chichibu when we visited a friend a few weeks ago. So last week, I finally got a sewing machine. Since I'm a total beginner I went fir the simplest one and it's been really easy to use. I've done a few simple projects to start with: pillow covers, button holes... yesterday I tried a very ambitious project but it was really over my abilities, so I will have to work on it again, I made many mistakes because of the lack of technique and small equipment. I'll do better next time. Anyway, enjoying myself very much learning something new and decorating the house!!!

 Decorating the guest room with some new meisen pillows

Decorating the guest room with some new meisen pillows

Ceviche inspire by Patka restaurant

Ceviche inspire by Patka restaurant

Tiny new potatoes

Tiny new potatoes