Monday, February 25, 2013

Kawaii Stashbusting

Hello Again Stashbusters!
  How's the last week of this lovely dovey month going to go? Probably as quickly as the rest of the month has! That hasn't stopped you from making some AMAZING things! If you participated in our Challenge this month, Sewing something for a loved one, head on over to Cation's post and leave a link so we all can see your creativity! You have until March 2nd to enter, voting will be open to ALL stashbusters, whether you entered or not, from March 3rd through the 6th. Cation and I will pick a winner from the top five!

So how's my stashbusting for others going? I thought you'd never ask! Well last week held a few surprises that changed up my plans. My best friend from college was in an accident and broke her ankle in two places and my Aunt is turning 60. While both of them sound like they will survive, they both sounded in need of some care packages full of sewn goodies.

I loved getting to use some of my new decorative stitches and how they
added perfectly to the sad vibe.
Over Skype, my Aunt shared she had decided to have a "Pathetic Pizza Pity Party" 
full of black, red and white decorations. Kawaii had been popping up on my radar lately and a quick google image search gave me plenty of sad kawaii inspiration to make her this tiny potholder.
 I feel he is appropriately mourning with her without being too depressing about it. I told her I was glad she didn't take the alternate route for growing old. Me only being in my mid twenties doesn't really see why 60 is such a sad deal. Shouldn't she be happy she's made it that far?
Perfect for pulling out pizza!
Anyways, we do love each other and no disrespect is intended in this post. She seems to be having a lot of fun planning a party. I hope this will add some laughs to it as well. Do you think she'll like it?
All I want to do is make a giant quilt full of kawaii faces now... Is kawaii the Japanese word for cute? Does the word mean a specific style or just any old cute thing? 

Keep up the good work stashbusters! I'll be back later this week with a tutorial just for you expressing all my love!


Gretchen said...

That is super かわいい (kawaii)! (And kawaii just means cute or adorable. You hear it a lot in Japan, especially from girls.) I love the idea of putting faces on pot holders; you have inspired me!

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks Gretchen! If you make any be sure to link back to them so I can continue to get inspired by the cuteness!

thequirkypeach said...

Hi Em! This is too cute!!! I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award! You can read more about it on my latest blog post :) I just really enjoy your blog and I think you deserve some recognition! Especially with putting on the Stashbusting Sewalong and all!