(no post yesterday, in my quest for a little balance and sanity in my life I decided Sunday is an official day of rest. no blogging or emails.)
“Kawaii” is a Japanese term meaning “cute,” “loveable” and charming in a non-threatening way. I’ve been throwing that word around a bit lately without talking about what it is, so I thought we could chat about my latest favorite fabrics from Voodoo Rabbit. Ever since I started teaching there regularly, I keep bringing home irresistible kawaii fabrics…
These silly little animals came home with me to line my Cake Roll and to make sewing room accessories recently. Every time I look at this fabric, I can’t help but smile! Cake! Little creatures baking!
Last week, I knew I’d be sewing pockets in the near future (I’m in production mode!) so I picked up another kawaii print. It’s fairytales! Like many imaginative people, I love fairy stories and folk tales.
I’m not impressed with the “Disney-fication” of fairy tales. Disney’s renderings seemed bland to me even as a child. I read and imagined those stories myself. I sought them out in the library and enjoyed those “real” stories that housed hard truths and wisdom passed down through time.
Now that I have a kid myself, I can appreciate how difficult it is to find clothes/bedding/plates/etc that isn’t some bland mass-produced character “product.” Why is that?
At any rate, it means I’ve learned to love and appreciate distinctive little prints like this and to incorporate them into my sewing.
While I wait for Pavlova to finish printing and ship (more on that this week), I’m madly sewing samples for upcoming releases. Today I cut the first of several pocket bags from this fabric. How many different references can you spot in one pocket?
What’s your favorite kind of print to use for pocket bags and facings? What’s your favorite fairytale?