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Monday, May 30, 2011

My Lemonade day!

One hot day!
Delicious lemonade - 50 cents. Delicious Chocolate cup cake - 50 cents.
Is her artwork a great sign?

I should sell watermelon too.
Pineapple sorbet, it sounds good too. "Dad, can I eat ice cream?"
Cherry on ice cream, it sounds good, too.

Annabel Daughter Apron by Hoodie's Goodies.
Fit 2-7 years old. (Suggesting size)
She is 8 years old. It still fits on her.
Fruits series is not available for sale yet.
Apple and Lime will be in the fruits series too. Annabel Mom will coordinate with Daughter's.
We take pre-order. Contact

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Fruits on Annabel Apron. All of them are my favorite!


Three fruits are missing on Annabel apron. Apple, Lime and Lemon.
Hope they will be on the apron soon.

Music Aprons for children/ All That Jazz

Can you see a cat?

One of them was supposed be at SLC's market, but it didn't arrive there. (Missing mail by UPS)
Now, I have both!

They are going to be Hoodie's Goodies and sell soon. Color / Red (Pockets-Black) will be available on Carpenter Apron.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Int'l Contemporary Furniture Fair @ Javits, NY

After The Quilt Market, I went to Javits Center in NY.
There were Surtex, Stationery Show, and Int'l Contemporary Furniture Fair.

I enjoyed this fair very much! Of course, you know why!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fruilt business cards.

Hi, I'm "Hoodie" for Timeless Treasures.
This design is in my line.
I supposed giving these cards at the market, but.....

These cards were not with me in Salt Lake City.They didn't arrive at on time. :(

Six more fruits on the cards. Will post!

Hoodie's at Timeless Treasures Booth / Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City

Beautiful display at Timeless Treasures Booth. (Thank you, Emily!)
It was trilled! We made it in short time!
When I got pieces of my fabrics, some of the designs were less than 24". It was April 29th.
I wasn't sure what I should make for the show from them.
More fabrics should be in the office next week, but we needed to start to make.

I sent 5 pieces of fabrics for the Friday bag to Kris Poor right away.
I started to draw the ideas of projects in the first weekend of May.

In the meantime, Kris Poor was getting fabrics from Timeless Treasures and kept making next bag to the next bag. She reported me each stage and sent us pictures of her bags. (All of them were posted on my blog.)
She was off from her work a day before Mother's day. (Thank you, Kris!)

I asked to make seven Annabel kid aprons (Hoodie's Goodies) from small pieces fabrics to my sewer, Lisa. (Thank you, Lisa!)
But half of aprons couldn't arrive at the show. Pineapple, Cherries, Watermelon, Music instruments are not in the picture. They were mis-located by UPS.

I started making baby dress, quilted bib, bonnet and booties.
Wing and A Prayer Design made Alien Quilt. (Thank you, Toni and Jenny!)

Then I made Pineapple and Apple aprons and brought Timeless Treasures on Tuesday morning 10th.
I could sleep only two hours!

I wanted to make Six Aprons from black ground of Strawberry, Lemon, Watermelon and Cherries.

I could make Strawberry and Lemon. I couldn't make Watermelon and Cherries.
Instead of the apron, I made Watermelon ipad handbag and Cherries shoulder bag.
I left to SLC on Thursday morning, 12th. I couldn't get enough sleep before the market.
I love the watermelon ipad bag!!!! It was very successful, useful for my ipad!
The details of the ipad bags (I have designs more than one) will be out on Hoodie's pincushion soon!

Baby's quilted bib and bonnet's detail will be out on Hoodie's Pincushion as well!

My Applique Cafe apron's instructions will be on the magazine. I'm going to announce details of book situation soon.

These are Applique series on my sketch book.
  • Applique kid(Child) apron.
  • Applique Cushion Cover (16 x 16)
You never get bored with Hoodie's fabrics! I promise!

One more accident during the market.
New my business cards and flyer were mis-located by UPS. I didn't have any handout sheets at the market.
However my flyer's designs are on my blog and True up and It's all about the fabrics
(Thank you for your post!)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Apple and Pear / On Tour Bag!

I love this Apple bag. ( I love the Onion too. Do you remember?)
Inside fabric is purple Nettie dot. Beautiful color.

I love this apple and pear design. My apple that image come from my childhood's memories of an apple box.
I was born in NAGANO where is famous for Apples (Shinsyu apple). Since my father had transferred his job in the city of Osaka, our relatives sent us a box (maybe Boxes) of apple every winter. There was an apple and name on the side of the box. The box was strong, so we used it for storing box. When I was at the school. I guess, it was a middle school.
We had an art project which was painting on a dish. I drew of cutting apple in half.

We don't have the woman's body shape of pear in Japan. I love that shape because I couldn't get it.
We call the woman's body shape of pear - Western pear, so I used the Western pear for one of my illustration for AD. In
I hope I still have that illustration work. I believe I gave original work to my first American stylist who helped me to be in US.
So behind a scene of my artwork....... Mixture of Eastern and Western, again.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fruit -A-La-Carte / The Friday Bag!

Friday, A Fruit Cocktail after work.... oh,,, sounds so delicious!
This design looks so delicious.
The Friday bag by Kris Poor. (Poorhouse Quilt Designs)
Size: 13" wide x 18" high x 3" deep

Fruit -A-La-Carte / HOODIE–C8376 Black
Citrus HOODIE–C8383 Lemon
Inside - Bubble Dot, Gold and Orange
Trimming - Bubble Dot, Red

This Bag will be @ Timeless Treasures Booth in Salt Lake City May 13th to 15th.
More pictures to post for the market.

I haven't seen real one yet. I will be at the market on 12th. Two more days.
I'm still making my aprons. I'm going to wear them.
These aprons are base on Veggie's Aprons.
I made disappointments not to make the patterns of veggie apron.
It became Fruit aprons.

Please check them at the market. Two aprons /Apple and Pineapple are on the wall.
Lemon and Strawberry will be my show's aprons. I think I won't be able to make Watermelon and Cherries in this time. It will be on the apron too.
I'm planning to make small bags for my show's using these two fabrics.
Let see, One more day I have.
I brought Apple and Pineapple aprons and Baby's (Dress, quilted bib, Bonnet and booties)
Two Carpenter kid aprons and Five Annabel Kid Aprons to Soho. TT's office.
They are going to Salt Lake City today!
I didn't have a time to take pictures.

Come to see us!
BOOTH#1428, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 40, 41, 42, 1540

Sunday, May 8, 2011

All That Jazz / Monday Messenger bag!

My "All That Jazz" for Timeless Treasures is a bag already.

Poorhouse Quilt Design put "All That Jazz" Group onto her Monday Messenger Bag.
This is Kris Poor's pattern picture. These prints are looks familiar, right. She used my "Spring Fever" group for Blank Quilting (Discontinued) onto her bag two years ago.
It was introduced on Quick Quilts.
Now, it is with "Music" This is excellent for school or lessons.
You can choose many designs and colors for main fabrics from "All That Jazz"
Geo Master /Multi and Kiss me/Black will be cool for the adults/for men.

This Bag will be @ Timeless Treasures Booth in Salt Lake City May 13th to 15th.
More pictures to post for the market.

I got this picture two days ago. I haven't seen real one yet.

Happy Mother's day!

Mom! (Oka-a-san)Happy Mother's day to my Mom who is in heaven.
Thank you for giving my birth.
I shouldn't forget the day with you!
You were beautiful, really you were!

My son is giving me a hard time sometime, but I'm happy being a mother.
It was pleasured I could give the birth. Raising a child is not easy and need sacrifice in my life. But I'm still saying I'm happy being a mother.
Listen Honey, don't waste your life that you got from your Mom.
Kisses and Hugs, Love,

Happy Mother's day for everybody. We all were born from the Mother.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hoodie's Baby's. I'm an Alien!

White, Black and Red version for babies.

This one design can go with other group such as All That Jazz group.
I'm a friendly Alien! See the Alien friends.

Pa-Pi-Pu-Pa Po.....
the sound from the movie ”CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND”
I love the movie "E.T."
I enjoyed watching "Taken"
All Steven Spielberg's work. Does he know my Alien? :)

Click image and enlarge!

I made a pattern of baby dress (Size 12 months) in this morning (May 6th) for my mannequin.
I got more fabrics from the back entrance of TT in SOHO, New York.
It is a beautiful day in the city. But my case, I drove the city here to there.
At least I opened my window. :)
Now, project time!
I'm going to use Alien's fabrics for my baby mannequin that is going to Salt Lake City, too.

Next post will be my baby projects.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

All That Jazz / My memories.

Click image and enlarge!
Bubble dot, raindrops, Nettie dot go with all design!
These are cream ground expect musical instruments.
It is white ground. This colorway go with Alien's group too .

They are really beautiful Retro feeling.
Wider ages arrangement group!

I love my piano print! :) I can't wait to play with all my fabrics.
Let make a Scrapbook with Hoodie's fabrics.
My first piano recital when I was 7.
I remember... I was nervous.
I couldn't wait to wear my dress that my mother sewed!
I always love to dress. Still!
Most of the pictures when I was a little were taken by my father and were self- developed by him in his dark room. It was his hobby at the time.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fruit-A-La-Carte and basics plus laminate!

I have three basics lines for my collections.
More colors with more designs.
2011 Spring
  • Bubble Dot - 10 colorways
  • Nettie Dot - 6 colorways
  • Raindrops - 6 colorways

My favorite cake is Strawberry short cake as I mentioned twice on my brog.
Some regular readers might remember it.
Whenever I look this design, I feel like to eat a Strawberry short cake.

My Strawberry is with laminate.
Check TT's blog "Sew Timeless"
Rain cape (kid) and bibs will be available from Hoodie's Goodies in August.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Finally, an official announcement! My new lines for Timeless Treasures Fabrics.

Since I moved Timeless Treasures Fabrics. (JAN 1st),
I was waiting my new lines are on the fabrics.

Our of processing for production was very late for the spring market, but we tried our best.

10 days ahead for The International Quilt Market.
My name was on their website.
I got pieces of fabrics (24" x 44", some of them are smaller than this measurement) last Thursday.

I'm going to making projects for our market in two days and finish in a week.
Since I moved Timeless Treasures Fabrics. (JAN 1st), I was waiting my new lines are on the fabrics.
Our of processing for production was very late for the spring market, but we tried our best.

10 days ahead for The International Quilt Market. My name was on their website.

I got pieces of fabrics (24" x 44", some of theme are smaller than this measurement) last Thursday.

I'm going to making projects for our market in two days and finish in a week.
I cross my fingers!
I can make it.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Instant May Calendar

Click the image!
Print it out and put it wherever you want.
Tomato Soup
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 3 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 drops hot pepper sauce

Directions for Tomato Soup

  1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic until onion is tender.
  2. Add carrot and celery; cook 7 to 9 minutes until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in tomatoes, broth, Worcestershire sauce, salt, thyme, pepper and hot pepper sauce. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring frequently.