30 January 2010

Finki Challenge 'turning Japanese' - i really think so!!

Greetings all,
I decided to join in the fun of the Finki challenges with the friendly Jay, this month her suggested theme was ‘Turning Japanese’.  I have quite the stash of Oriental fabrics, so with my eldest staying with a Japanese family in the country, I thought I might whip up a little something to say thanks to her lovely friend. Introducing ‘Samurai’, loosely based on a pattern by Fliss Dodd, with a few variations as I was under time restraint.

Samurai is waiting to go home to his new Japanese family

When my daughter was returned, looking a foot taller, a year older & dragging a trail of wet towels from swimming all afternoon . . . she handed over those Japanese food gems (packets behind Samurai) plus tiny chocolates & other quirky gifts, from her lovely hosts.  And what did my daughter eat while she was away with said fabulous Japanese family?? I was hoping it wasn’t sausages, it wasn’t. They had (& not a word of a lie) an Indian curry for dinner, Dutch pancakes for breakfast & Mexican nachos for lunch. He he he he he . . . love Posie

18 comments:

CurlyPops said...

What a fab range of fabrics you've used. Gorgeous!

Jane said...

I love it! Your use of fabric and colour is fabulous :).
Since you were telling me you make lots of gifts, can you tell me what the most popular items seem to be for girls aged 6 - 9? I may need some inspiration for birthday parties this year!

Lizzie said...

multinational then??

yardage girl said...

Samurai is wonderful and colourful! Nice work! Nic

Penny said...

Japan, India, Holland and Mexico. That's a very cultured young girl you have there Posie. Quite funny really.

Hey, I came back to re-read your last post. Will take notes this time ;D

XO

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Phew hot-dog by the sounds of things in your neck of the woods~ lovely samurai, will you be making a matching Tom Cruise? Tee hee....

Thanks for your lovely comment Posie, loving the amazing array of foodstuffs enjoyed by your daughter at her friend's, brilliant!

Sarah x

m.e (Cathie) said...

definitely one good looking Samurai there!
nice Ms Posie, very nice

Deirdre said...

gorgeous! lovely combination of pattern and colour :)

Sally said...

Very cool - me likes it a lot :)

The Sewing Dork said...

LOVE those fabrics! What an eye you have for color.

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

very nice indeed! Very Ninja

moose and bird said...

Hi Posie,
You definetley look like you have a large selection of Japanese fabrics to work with. Your little samurai is quite an attention seeker. Look at all those colours. Love it! Melinda xo

Kylie said...

That's so funny! We do live in a truly international world. Love your Samurai :) K

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Wow! Fab Posie! xox

Gilly said...

Very cool - they are awesome fabrics!

Market Girl said...

Jen that's so cool, I hope they loved it!

charismagic said...

Spotted Samurai over on Finki's blog... awesome!

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