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

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tasty Tuesday ~ Garlic Dill Slaw

Simple & quick

Found HERE

Tea Party Dress

I'm so excited about this one
I'm really happy with the way it turned out
Here I used a vintage tea towel as the apron and waist line and trim on the sleeves
its a size 4 with plenty of wiggle room
~*Available HERE*~

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Wk 9 of 52

This week I dragged my feet a bit,
its super late on Saturday night & I've literally just finished this project.
Well worth it if you ask me,
I'm so happy with how it turned out.
I mentioned before (maybe not here but on FB for sure)
I love vintage pillowcases.

I've been meaning to add a new catagory to the shops to show this love.
Well here we go.........

A touch of pink 2T peasant dress

~*Available HERE *~

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Feeling alittle behind today.
Two big boxes shipped out though.
One to New Zealand & one to New Hampshire!!!
Going to try and cut out something for this weeks project, gotta squeeze it in by tomorrow night.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

softies for Christchurch

As I posted earlier about the softie drive here ,

we now have our box all ready to go out tomorrow morning.

Included are 3 Tutrtles and 4 Owls

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March of Dimes

What better reason to shop!?!
Stop on by and check this out.
We at Riotcart are pledging to donate 20% of our monthly sales to March of Dimes
Click link to find out more