The Birthday Season

The birthday season starts today! Today is the first of 7 birthdays in a period a little over a month long. I have created this little number as a sweet way of presenting some birthday money.

This little keepsake cache is stitched together from a project from a book by Kumiko Sudo “Kokoro-No-Te” – Handmade from the heart in English. I have made a few projects from this book mainly useful things like pincushions and needlecases for myself and friends I know who actually sew (apart from my C&G class – these people are few and far between).  I decided to use some of my guilty quilt fabric purchases for this project as well as some pink viscose wool felt I had left over from previous projects and some silk/cotton mix for the buds. The little beads were substituted for the recommended larger beads.

The projects in the book are exquisite and generally are straight forward – although like any project its worth reading it through beforehand.  They are quite time consuming because they all almost exclusively rely on hand sewing. It would be difficult to construct the projects on the machine without significant changes in the nature of the finished result.


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  1. mummybear says:

    Looks wonderful. I like the vibrant coluours, they cheer up a pretty gloomy day. I love the intricate necklace too.

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