Shrine to Nohohon Zoku
I love Nohohon Zoku (Hidamari No Tami) dolls from Japan. I collect them and put them in my office. I find most of them at the comic book shows my company sends me to. Gives me something to look for while I am there. I have about 10 of them now. This month’s journal shrine quilt is a funny little Nohohon Zoku. I outlined him in grey because I thought black would be too harsh for this little guy. I am particularly proud of the soft pallate and my satin stitching. Not a fan of the leaf quilting I attempted, but, what can one do? The below pic is just some of my Hidamari, including some other “solar” toys on my desk.
Grow a Pear
This pear was entirely painted. I drew a funny pear with a face on it for a swap at my favorite ATC trading site a few weeks ago. I decided to do an all painted quilt for this week’s work.
Baby Sock Flower Bouquet
I made this bouquet of “flowers” out of a pack of baby socks I got from Target. My cousin had a party for her daughter’s Christening and I thought this would make a cute gift in place of a quilt I am still working towards.
Recycled Materials Month- Tenkei Marshmallows
I saved this bag after consuming the delicious chocolate-filled marshmallows inside for over a year. I love the little character on it. I also got sent a pack of candies and San-X tissues from the Japanese Etsy seller who my husband bought my Gocco machine from. So I wanted to make a mini quilt out of the candy wrappers and tissues for my first week on the “recycled materials” theme. I love Japanese “kawaii” or “super cute” stuff. This way I get to keep the little bag and tissue as artwork…