Friday, August 9, 2013

Her mini case











It touches me so much that you came here and left us great and supportive comments. S and I read them together and she thinks she can do it. We have tried to be on our own as much as we can, so we can work on the projects/ studies in the slow mode. Our space is working so much better. A room with more space to play and rest. Best of all, during the mornings, she is back in reading mode and I am back in some sewing act.

Between our struggles and adjusting new life here. I tried to find time to sew.  From a few hours a day to a few hours a week. Some days just simple sketches on paper.  As long as I touch needle and thread I am delight and feel great! My sister finally decided to purchase an ipad. It took her a very long time to decided which version to purchase. That's how we sisters are different. She takes her time to do shopping, but I like to cross off my list as soon as possible. 

When she purchased her mini ipad, S kept telling me,  Aunt Fifi needs an ipad cover and zippered pouch. Can you make them for her, mama? I show my sister mine and S', but she didn't like both of ours. So I made a quick sketch for her and show her the new idea. She likes it much better, but the only downside is that I missed count the width of the ipad by 0.25". That's why you see the little ipad is above the case. My sister didn't mind it, but I told her I'll try to make one for her again. 

Since the new sewing machine I purchased is for basic sewing. I didn't dare to work so hard on the machine. Then I decided to go with hand-quilting for the mini case. Yes, so much better to hand-quilt everything. I took the finished front and back pieces while waiting  S at the swimming lesson. I sat there and slowly work on them. It was so so so so nice! The lesson is 80 minutes long and the waiting area comes nice cool air. I really have to take advantage on that time.

The front and back pieces are used many prints that I loved!  My sister didn't get to pick them out because I knew it would take very long time for her to decide what prints go in the mini case. The only part I let her pick is the wooden button, since I only had 10 of them, but it took her one afternoon to decide. oh very dear..

We plan go fabric shopping when the weather cools off. She is getting some fabric packs for me. I have few things in mind that I like to pick out.  It feels good that I can share a little sewing accomplishments with you ..   Have you been sewing? 

Thank you, Kathy for sending me the scraps.. I used the moda print for the lining. It fits perfectly for the mini case.  I also used a few other prints of it..

Link up: { Crazymomquilts: Finish it up Friday post}

xxc

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  1. It looks wonderful! The hand quilting is the perfect finish.

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    1. thank you~ i do prefer hand-quilting. if I can sit all day that's what i would do~ xc

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  2. It is so well done, and I'm so glad you are getting a good routine again. So important to make time for alone time and together time :)

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    1. thank you~ yes!! once S is more stable, I feel more comfortable making a bit of time for myself~ she is getting there, but still needs a bit extra attention from mama~ xc

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  3. It looks beautiful and the hand quilting is very special. I think I am like your sister, I take a long time to decide anything.
    Clare

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    1. thank you~ i will tell her.. she just walked in and handed me a piece of fabric for making shopping totes. I'll be having some sewing time today~ xc

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  4. I love what these look like. Your hand quilting is amazing!!

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  5. oh my word, it is perfect in every possible way....

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  6. could i ask what pattern you used for the case?

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  7. This is the cutest cover EVER! I love the patchwork and the curved flap ~ so sweet, and feminine, and perfect. You do amazing work.

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    1. thank you! she is happy about it~

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  8. lovely handwork as always chase..

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    1. Thank you~ Hope your summer been well and back to sewing and baking, too. I miss the cool weather! We are taking some iced tea and stay inside. I wish the rain drops could be extra large and the raining time can be extra long! hehe.. xc

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  9. Oh, Chase! I got chills when I saw the iPad cover! So, so cute, and so your style. Glad to hear you're both feeling a bit more comfortable. It's always lovely to see your creations and to hear how you're doing!

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    1. Thank you~ I am happy to see S' face has some light smiles each day. She needs to feel herself again and feel good that it is ok not knowing everything. Learning can be fun and can be challenging. Oh.. I am tired in the good way, but looking forward some self time in the Fall~ xc

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  10. So very darling and all that hand quilting! Beautiful.

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  11. This is incredible! I absolutely love it, and that button is so cute! :)

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    1. Thank you~ I love having sister around even she makes funny comments on the work I make. :) xc

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  12. What a cute, scrunchy looking iPad cover...makes me drool!!!
    Love all your fabric choices...especially the text!!!
    I have to laugh at your story of how different you and your sister are...my sister is the "fast" one and I take forever!!! lol!!!
    The button was the right choice!!!
    PS happy to hear things are getting easier for you and S, you are both so special!

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  13. Beautiful case for your sister! I'm sure she will treasure it!

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  14. Beautiful case, did you use a pattern or design it yourself? Would love to know what pattern if you used one.

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  15. It is beautiful. Your sister is so lucky. I am happy to hear you are settling into your space and I hope you have more time to sew soon.

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    1. Thank you! It has been another better week here and there.. We took a long break from the study and had some nice lunch with family~ It is always nice to feel in our little space~ xc

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  16. Doing a little catching up Chase.
    Happy to hear that after the bumps things are settling down. My kids always have a long transition period after a move (and they don't even have to learn a new language!) You are doing awesome taking a step back to spend quality time with her!
    Love the bit about your sister taking too much time to pick fabric. ;-)
    The case turned out great!

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