Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Stocking shop

all previews are up and going live at 6am est
4 Kyokos and a few rattle animals

in a few days there will be a "made by nonna" only stocking

Sunday, September 18, 2011

~Pay it forward~

After taking most of the summer off and ignoring this poor blog I'm glad to see I still have followers.
School has started and all 4 kiddos are attending for the first time, ranging from PreK to Junior year. My oh my what ever will I do with a few free hours each day? Can you guess?
So as I'm reading along today I happened by a blog......linked through here and there...... stumbled upon a post titled Pay it Forward.......

After signing up over on Pieces to Love I in turn get to pay it forward to 3 of you.

Heres the rundown

~To the first 3 followers to comment I will gift you a random handmade suprise sometime in the next year, out of nowhere you'll get a package from me, who doesnt love mail?!

~In turn you share the same love from your blog posting something similar to this post

When you comment please leave your email (and your blog link) so I can write you and get a good mailing address from you.

I will do International shipping :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

4t 2pc playdate outfit

This past week I did a SewAlong with a few others over at The Cottage Home
I of course made the Outfit in DD's size and wouldn't you know it, she doesn't want it, pretty much like everything else I make.
So here it is up for grabs
Make with 4 cordinating fabrics in the "Catalina" line, buttons and waist line are striped, top liner is green like the 'leaves' and 'stem' (thats what I was going for at aleast) the capris, flower 'petals' and sleeves are in blue.

If interested please let me know $35 shipped, paypal only please

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sew excited!

This past week over at The Cottage Home I was participating in a Sew Along. Today the finalist were announced and I'm one of them. I would love it if you could stopon by and vote or your favorite :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Navy Star Dress

Up for grabs

a one of a kind, sz 4t, empire waist, removable belt, big bow, no elastic on waist or sleeves,

length shoulder to hem 23.5 in, perfect for the Holiday coming up.

$20ppd in the US

it is a first ever/tester

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Sneak......

to the Birthday Stocking coming up soon, date TBA

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Special gift

Every order in June will recieve a small gift from Nonna.

Stop on by & check out the shops,

I'm slowly stocking up new items over on HC

and coming soon a Birthday Theme Stocking.

Up for grabs are a few vintage reloved pillowcase dresses

twirl skirts

and a stocked up clearance section

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Stash Buster Stocking round one

Is up!

Theres a few vintage love pillowcase peasant dresses up,

a couple of twirl skirts

& if you own a sissy doll stop on by and get her some new clothes

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Wk 21 of 52

The Twirly

This week I worked on some new skirts,

this one here is a 2 layer twirly circle with serged raw edges,

done up in Strawberry Shortcake for dd.

I practiced on a few different ones

some with 1 or 2 layers, some with varying hem lengths, and a few different sizes.

Whatcha think about seeing these in the shop?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Spring Cleaning!

and get to shopping,

there's some great deals to steal :)

Items go live Friday May 27 @ 1pm EST.

Must register with Hyenacart first to shop & purchase,

but its oh so worth it,

there's some really great shops on there

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Stash Buster Stocking

Yes that's right!

A whole stocking devoted to my in stock fabric stash,

date is still undetermined but I'll be posting sneak peak pictures here & there.

Keep an eye out :)

There will be some great prices!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Wk 20 of 52

Here I have a Baby Blanket

While trying to gather it all in my head I kept seeing different textures so the new little girl receiving it could enjoy feeling around everywhere.

The body of the front is flannel, the stems/leaves and flowers are fleece, the center circle is textured cotton and the trim is cotton velour, stitched on to a pre quilted backing.

Here's a few pics along the way, its not a full tut but if you have any questions feel free to ask away.

(after 5 attemps at drawing out what I was actually seeing in my head........)

heres a pictorial of the steps

I used # 8

then right at the end I saw I had this velour that matched perfectly so I just had to ad on the trim

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Just a quick shot of my new view from the cutting table :)
and its nice enough out today to have the windows open!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Slowly getting back

I cant believe its been a month since the machines were boxed up.
I'll be honest though, getting to bed before 10 and not "having" to go into the office was nice.
I've been working on setting up the furniture in here, to include setting up a table for the hubby so he can play his games in here with me while I stay up sew on the weekends. He only plays on weekends so we figure we might as well be in the same room :)
I am starting to feel the itch to make something.
A soldier of hubby's had a baby this past week so I'm going to make a quilt this week, I drew it out and got the fabrics washed and picked.
Did you know that's how I started sewing? Simple square baby blankets for new littles being born, I even did up a bow tie pattern rag quilt all by hand once.
Keep an eye out, after I finish up this project and finish the rest of the office (fabric) boxes new items will be surfacing.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Wk 19 of 52

As I've been unpacking I realized dd had some old pieces of clothes that I could play with.

Here I took an old tee and the skirt part of an old dress, pieced them together with a scrap of fabric I had on hand to make this new play dress, yes play dress, it was just see if I could do it, I'm not a good 'knits' person so this was a bit challenging for me. I do think though with time & practice I could get the hang of it.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wk 15 of 52

Any intrest in this set being available in the shops once the move is done?


Here we have the Bucket Bag and Basic Wallet


Super huge and roomy, the bottom has stabalizer, the front pocket has lots of room and the inside pocket is great for keys




This set pictured is for sale at a tester/seconds price, $20 ppd.

Its not 100% perfect since its a first/tester.

Outside is a lightweight cotton canvas, inside is cotton woven

a KeykaLouPattern

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunshine Sale

Sunday & Monday only

use code sunshine and get 20% off all instock items on the Hyenacart shop

Wk 14 of 52

Since I'm taking a small break for packing and moving

I'm posting a new item that was made a few weeks ago but not featured as a "project 52"

Tea Party Dress




The apron, waist srap and trim on sleeves are made from a tea towel,

this is part of my upcycle vintage love catagory.

I really am very happy with the way it turned out and I cant wait to make more with my stack of tea towels I have pressed and waiting

available here

Saturday, April 9, 2011

TNT Webbernet Event

Did you know that my friend TNT is holding a month long

Well she is !!!

Make sure to stop on by for lots of great info, ideas, tutorials, giveaways

Theres even the great option of you submitting ideas or questions right to her

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Wk 13 of 52

Rabbits in Spring

Perfect for picking flowers or searching for eggs

from one cut of fabric I was able to get 3 sizes




All 3 are available here and here

Thursday, March 31, 2011

On Hold

Until further notice Noguchi Designs is on a hold, due to some unforseen events we are in for a super quick move, which will include lots of downsizing and readjusting. I'm hoping to be settled and ready to sew again come May. I will also pick up on Project52 then as well. Any & all instock items are available still for shipping out.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Wk 12 of 52

I love old hankies, teatowels & embroidered pillowcases.

I admit to having a good sized pile cleaned a pressed sitting in my fabric stash.

In my search of "what to do with ...."

I stumbled upon this handkerchief to bonnet tutorial.

I tried it out and captured along the way how I did it.

This tutorial will show how to upcycle/relove an old handkerchief

this could be a handmedown from grandpa or a thrift shop find

either way this lovely something old

will be something new and can continue its journey as such for generations


Washed and pressed handkerchief, ribbon, thread, large needle, safety pin, scissors

Here I used colored ribbon & thread, feel free to use whatever colors you choose

Fold & iron two sides, the back side about an inch, the front side about 2-3 inches

Loosely stitch the small fold down, this will be the back side

Pull lightly and knot off, trim lose thread

Here's a quick 'how it should look' pic

Loosely thread the top fold down, here I used the holes already in the detail, if the handkerchief has lace you could thread through that as well

Lightly knot of both ends

Pin one end of ribbon and thread through the front fold

Trim ribbon ends, you can use a touch of fray check or slightly heat with a lighter to avoid unraveling

All Done! :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wk 11 of 52

This week I did a few things,
to include the set of Rabbits in Spring dresses up for sale on the Riotcart shop.
But a turn was in for this weeks project 52.
I have Japanese Fat Quarters stocked up along with some Japanese fabric that mom brought back from her last trip.
I felt a big need to do something with them, also to add a touch of Japanese back into the shop since the Kyokos are on hold until the Fall.
So here we have it, a Buttercup Bag pattern by Made by Rae in Katsori print.
This one will be listed along with a few others in a day or two.
I'd love to hear your thoughts

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St Pattys Day :)

Stop on by the Hyenacart shop
and use discount code green17
for 17% off any INSTOCK ready to ship item
Valid until 12midnight pst

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wk 10 of 52

This week was a no sew project and a tut to boot
Baby Bunny Gift

~To make (a simple) Bunny
1 burp cloth,
2 baby wash cloths
a bit of ribbon

1. roll long sides of burp cloth in
(I pinned one side as I rolled the other)

here's both rolled,
pin to hold while you do the next step

2. fold up one corner of the wash cloth,
roll both up,
one will be the ears and one will be the arms

3. place the ears in the center of the body

4.fold the body over
place a bit of ribbon behind the burp cloth under the washcloth

tie the ribbon to form the head,
tuck the bow into the burp cloth

5.pull the washcloth/ears up and pin to hold,
tie a bit of ribbon at the base of the ears,
unpin the burp cloth/body and place in the second washcloth,
place ribbon behind again and tie under the arms to form the chest

again tuck bow into the burp cloth

7. bring arms together and pin to hold,
tie a bit of ribbon to hold arms,

You're done!

~To make a complete bunny gift~
Place bunny on top of a 4oz bottle

or before adding the ribbon to make the chest,
insert a 8-10 oz bottle,
tie chest ribbon around bottle too

before tieing arms add on a binky then tie
A complete yet simple gift in one