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Amy Morinaka
Author of Zakka Handmades (Creative Publishing international, 2013)
Author of Zakka Handmades (Creative Publishing international, 2013)

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More Patchwork *Gamaguchi Wallets and Giveaway Winner Announced♥ またまたパッチワークのがま口財布を作りました&プレゼント当選者発表です♥*
I made two more patchwork gamaguchi wallets or metal frame coin purses for my girlfriends. I totally forgot to take pics of two wallets together in one photo, but let me show you some of the images I stored on my iphone while I made these small handmades....

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♥Sew Illustrated Blog Tour and Book Giveaway♥ アメリカの手芸本 Sew Illustrated の紹介とプレゼント企画 ♥
I'm so happy to be part of the Sew Illustrated blog tour today!  Sew Illustrated: 35 Charming Fabric & Thread Designs: 16 Zakka Projects is a book packed with sweetly designed projects and useful techniques and tips, written by Minki Kim and Kristin Esser. ...

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Making Patchwork *Gamaguchi Wallet or Metal Frame Coin Purse ♥ パッチワークのがま口財布を作りました♥*
Here's my recent handmade item: patchwork gamaguchi wallet or metal frame coin purse I whipped up for a good friend of mine for her birthday.  My girlfriend and I met while working at a same restaurant when we were still teenagers (which is a long long time...

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♪ Patchwork feather quilt making ♪ パッチワークの羽(フェザー)作り♪
In an effort to use up some of my ever growing scraps, I began piecing a scrappy patchwork feather block. 増え続けるハギレを活用したくてパッチワークの羽(フェザー)を作り始めました。 Piles of my ever growing scraps, sorted into ziplock bags by size 大まかな大きさに分けてジップロックで分類しているはぎれの山。。。 After some tr...

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Making handmade zakka from Japanese tenugui ♪ 100円ショップの手ぬぐいでいろいろ作ってます♪
Now the summer is in full swing in Tokyo, and we're striving to survive the unbearably hot and steamy weather with temperature reaching over 90 F with high humidity... The worst part is that the rainy season isn't over yet, so we must prepare ourselves with...

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My Handcarved Eraser Stamps and More Makes❣ 自作の消しゴムはんこ、がま口、スマホケースなどあれこれと♪
As I was tidying up my craft space today, I laid out all my handcarved eraser stamps on my desk and this is how much I've carved so far! I haven't had a chance to carve eraser stamps lately, but I sure miss making these tiny stuff... 手芸用品を片付けているついでに消しゴムはんこを...

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♪A Spoonful of Sugar Book Tour♪
Welcome to my stop of A Spoonful of Sugar Book Tour! I have been following Lisa Cox and her daughter Sarah's inspiring blog, A Spoonful of Sugar for a long time, so to be part of Lisa's blog tour of her new book is a great pleasure and honor for me♥ オーストラリア...

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Patchwork Log Cabin Dome Pouch ☆ パッチワークログキャビンで五つ星バッグ ☆
In Japan, we are in the midst of "Golden Week" or one of the longest holiday period for workers and students.  Trains, airports, amusement parks, shopping malls, and everywhere else gets very crowded during this week in Japan. 日本の皆さまにとってはゴールデンウイークですね。 アメリカで...

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Trip to the Craft Fair at Japanese Temple and Nippori Textile District
Kumamon,  a popular mascot created by the government of Kumamoto prefecture.   First of all, m y heart goes to the people affected by the recent major earthquakes that struck the Kumamoto area of Japan. More than 800 aftershocks occurred in the area over th...

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Sewing Patchwork Kimono Bags (Not one but three of them!) ♡ 着物地でパッチワークバッグ作り(3つも!)♡
Using kimono fabrics, I stitched up patchwork purse for my hubby's elderly aunt who is in her late eighties. She lives in a residential care home in Honolulu, Hawaii. ハワイ在住の高齢の夫の叔母(もうすぐ90才)に着物地を使ってパッチワークのバッグを作りました。 叔母はホノルル市内の住宅型高齢者ホームで暮らしています。 Here are the ...
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