最近のマイブーム、ソーイング. What was I sewing all that time I have been missing on my blog.

そうそう。二か月余りブログを更新せずになにをやったかというと、ミシンだった。

以前、ミシンが大好きで学生時代、自分の服まで作っていた私、今回は子供用のシーツや、様々なかわいいもの作りがブーム。どれだけそれが好きかというと、自分でソーイングスタジオをオープンし自分がミシンで作ったかわいい者たちを売りたい気分 笑

例えばこのおくるみにでも使えるようなブランケットm003-konvert03

このブランケットを作ってからああ、なんでこれが息子が生まれたときになかったのかなって本気で悩んだくらい (笑)

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経験からいうと、ブランケットタイプのくるみ、よかった。ただ、普通に小さくて、今はもう使えないもので押し入れにしまっている。残念。このブランケットだったらまだ全然使えていたのに! よしゃ、次の子どもに使おう 笑

か、この赤ちゃん用の物入

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ああ、これも欲しかったわ。今でも全然使えるし、ずっとあったらいいのに。ママはこうやって勉強するのかね 苦笑

またブログでレシピももちろん、いろいろ投稿したいので、付き合ってね! 今はキッチンよりミシンの前のほうが多いけどね はは

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   Yes, and the main reason I was MIA from the blog was mainly due to my recent obsession with sewing.

You see, I am not new to sewing machine as I was making myself clothes when I was student (how cool is that huh!) which was OMG like a decade ago haha. But this time what seriously got me stuck with machine was baby textile. I can’t express fully how I adore making baby blankets and sheets and other cuties! Each time I catch myself regretting why haven’t I made this or that for my son! (I still have loads of stuff to make for him thought). The other thought is, damn I should make a living selling these beautiful things! no joke

For example, the blanket I made which is ideal for wrapping a precious thing when leaving hospital few days after he or she was introduced into human world. We had one for our son (yip bought one) and it was fine except for the fact it was tiny and soon we couldn’t use it and now it is resting somewhere in the box with clothes the kid outgrew. If I had this blanket (mind you it is 1 square meter size), I bet my hat I would still use it! Not to mention how cute is it, right?

The other thing I made and thought damn where were you, dear, was this hanging pockets piece. Perfect to store a bottle or a pampers to change a kid, or maybe something for mom even. I have always wanted such something, I just haven’t got across it in Internet. Pure joy!

These days it is easier to find me where machine is rather than in the kitchen, but I still have recipes to blog about, and more crafts to make, so hang out here for some more time, ok? xxxx

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Busy Mom Preparing 1st BDay. 多忙なママの一歳誕生日準備中。

時間がたつのが早い。あさっては、ちび青虫君の初めての誕生日だなんて!

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誕生日準備でいろいろ忙しくて、なかなか座ってブログを書く暇?余裕がなくて罪悪感。本当はいろいろ書きたいことがあって!

とにかく、青虫君は元気、私も元気、で、このポストで一歳の誕生日の、部屋を飾るIDEAを三つ紹介する!誕生日でどうしようかと迷っているお母さんたちに参考になるといいね。

まず、材料のこと。

私は、ほとんど百円ショップ。簡単で安くてセリアなんかおしゃれなアイテムも沢山。そして、写真。写真は欠かせない。家に写真を印刷できるプリンターがあってすごく便利。なくても今の時代はコンビニにでも写真を印刷できるので、わざわざ購入しなくてもいい。これがあればOK。

1.アイデイアとしてシンプルだけど、仕上がりは絶対満足のいく、しかもそのまま一年中飾っていてもおかしくない一品。

それは、1歳ボード

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25枚の写真ボード、両面テープあればすぐに完成できしゃう。

写真は青虫君の12ヶ月の人生、月二枚。プラス、写真を並べたらどうしても隙間ができてしまうのでプラス一枚。それで25枚。両面テープでボードに写真を貼ったら綺麗に出来上がります。ピンはどうしても使いたくなくて。そして、セリアで買った星の飾りに、子供の名前かいてもいいし、そのままにしてもおしゃれ。一番時間がかかったのは写真選び。何でこんなにいっぱい撮ったのだろうと!それが終わったら完成品まで30分以内。壁にくっつけて終了。

2.少し時間かかるけど、すごく楽しい飾り、これは顔ガーランド

必要な物:写真、厚紙、折り紙用の紙、縄2本、糊

16顔にしたから、青虫君のおかしい・面白い表情の写真を選択し、Photoshopで写真から顔だけをカットし白黒にし、印刷。サイズは自由。

印刷した顔を厚紙に貼って、作業の三分の一DONE。

次は、百円ショップで購入した折り紙用の紙から誕生日帽子を作る。三角形切ったらまた厚紙に貼る。同じ折り紙用の紙から帽子の飾りも切って貼る。作業三分の二DONE。

最後に、顔と帽子を強めの糊でくっつけて、後ろから同じ百斤で買った縄にくっつける。綺麗にかけるためは縄2本必要。DONE。

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これを作るのがなんて楽しかった!面白い顔についつい笑ってしまい、部屋にかけたら見るだけで気分アップ。一年中飾りたいかも!

3.生まれたばかりの赤ちゃんから1歳の子までの成長を実感できる、月々成長ガーランド

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必要な物:写真、折り紙用紙、ステイッカ、カード、両面テープ、縄、かわいい洗濯ばさみ。(写真以外すべて百円ショップ)

写真は13枚。12ヶ月に一枚づつプラス生まれたばかりの一枚。

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写真はステイッカで折り紙用の紙にとめて、カードに数字を書いて上からテープで貼る。それだけ!あとは縄にかけるだけ!出来上がりはおしゃれ。WINWIN。

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個人的には三つからこちらのほうは一番好き。成長を見るのって、楽しいよね。

まだまだいろいろ誕生日関係のものがあるので、次回!準備は今日と明日しか残っていない。パニック!

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Hello Lovely folks!

I can’t believe time flies so fast I am preparing for my Little Caterpillar’s First Ever Birthday! Can you believe it? Me – no!

So yes, that was partially the reason why I almost abandoned the blog and oh I do feel guilty and oh I did miss it and you all! But here I am with crafts this time! Now Baking Mom is not only Baking, but making Crafted stuff! Yay!

I want to share 3 ideas how to decorate the room for your Cutie on his or her Birthday so everyone can get to know your Precious better!

Before I get down to explaining what I did, want to say few words about materials I used. It was either photographs (each and every mom has TONS), or the stuff I bought in a shops All for 100 yen (each country pretty much has same kind of shops). So it is pretty cheap and cute!

  1. Simple ideas are the best, so why don’t we create a Birthday Board?

All you need is 25 pictures of your child, a board and a tape to stick them together.

The idea is: I take 2 pics per month my Little is here with us on Earth, and as I had a space while arranging my pics, I had to print and add extra one.

I used the tape sticky from both sides for putting my photos in shape of number 1, as I didn’t want to ruin it with pins or such.

The most time consuming was choosing from the TONS and TONS of pictures. Oh why do I take so many? laugh

Other than that, 30 minutes or less – and here you got an item you can decorate your room with! Fancy!

2. Taking up a bit of your time but so worthy Funny Faces Garland.

You will need: 16 pictures of your kid, thick sheets of paper, glue, decorative paper (I used one for origami), decorative rope.

First you need to choose funny faces of your kid and cut them from pictures. I used Photoshop, making them of same size and monochrome as well. Then you glue the faces to thick paper and 1/3 DONE.

Second step is making fancy hats. Cut it from color paper and glue to thick paper again. I made some decorations on hats as well. 2/3 DONE.

Finally, you bring those parts together with some stronger glue and stick them to decorative rope. DONE.

Seriously, I was laughing too hard while making this garland and I am in fact now too just by looking at it. I may leave this one as well for hmmm forever?

3. Making Progression Garland is the fastest way to feel how your little pumpkin matured over this first year.

You will need: 13 pictures, decorative paper and stickers, cards, decorative rope and some fancy laundry pins to put it together.

It is simple again. You take one pic by month your Little One is here on Earth, plus one pic when he was just born. Stick it with cute stickers to decorative paper, put a card with month number on top and hang it on the to rope. Sounds easy and yes it is!

I like watching my garland, as oh damn the kid grew fast over this year! I like this one most out of three decorations as well.

I have still so much to show and share so stay tuned! Mom still has 2 days for crazy preparations!