I have been in love with Japanese crafting for quite awhile now and I found a 'you beaut' tutorial on the net for a Japanese Dilly Bag. It was easy and could be made to any size you need.
Only takes two pieces of fabric 40x40cm. A bit of Japanese origami folding is needed but the tutorial has clear pictures of each step. It is written in Japanese, but the pics are really easy to follow.
A close up of the flower. A Japanese fabric folding flower! These flowers are great at using up scraps of fabric.
A side view. If you want to have a go at this bag, the tutorial can be found here. It's quick and pretty as well. UPDATE: link no longer works. New link here.
It's my birthday today and guess what I got?
Jess (my daughter) gave me Wii fit for my birthday and it calculated my weight as overweight (no surprise) and my fitness age at 57!!!! Yes 57!!!! Bloody insulted on my birthday!!!. But it doesn't stop there! lol Oh no the birthday gift keeps on giving! The blasted machine goes on to say I am unbalanced! My daughter and I had a load of laughs!
My dearest hubby gave me a Dyson dc29 for my birthday. I connected the parts together, pressed start and got zapped with a big bolt of electricity!
I thought 'wow' my birthday gifts are really giving me a good time! lol
My other half explained the electricity as a static charge that most likely built up because of the oily film coating new appliances and wont persist. I hope so because I really love these gifts! One will get me fitter and the other will clean my carpets better.
Year 2011 is the year of a fitter me!
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