Saturday, March 26, 2011

Link Love No.46!

Before I begin, I have picked a winner for the Shabby Apple giveaway. Head on over to see if you have won. But don't feel bad if you didn't, there is a coupon code at the bottom of that post.

There were many great posts this time. Before I do my usual five spot lights, let me spot light two special posts whose projects are trying to help the people in Japan.

Susan from Living with Punks told me about this project started by Chelsea from Pink Fig.

Basically, Susan wants to help with this project and wants you to join in! The goal is to make 500 t-shirt to ship to Japan. Interested? Go to Living with Punks to get more details.

Christie from My Ocean of Notions shared a tutorial to make mittens. She is sending them to Miyagi (that's where I came from). I watched on the news that at night, the temperature drops a lot and I know these mittens will be so handy to many people. Christie also posted two addresses you can send items to in Japan (no food items), they will make sure to take them to people in need.

My family is still there, even though their house is still standing, they have a hard time getting gas, and food. People in evacuation centers are starting to get some supplies, but most people who are in individual houses have a harder time receiving such things. A couple days ago, I was able to talk to my sister. While we were talking, they received a package from a friend who lives in a different prefecture! I am planning to make a package to send to my family next week too.

There are so many people living in harsh conditions right now, and who knows how long it will last. Even though they started building temporary houses right away, it will take a while till they are complete.

So, Susan, Christie, and whoever else is putting in the effort to make a difference to help people in Japan... Thank you so much! I am trying to do with what I can; it is so empowering to know there are more people out there with the same intent.

Thank you!

Ok, I will share my link love for this week. :)

Me sew crazyshared her recovered umbrella. Isn't it so pretty? It rained all the time where I grew up in Japan, and I still remember my favorite umbrella. Even though I don't really need one where I live now, I like looking at pretty umbrella sometimes.

I have seen many makeovers of candle stand with plates, but this is different. My Garden of Eden shared a tutorial on how to make these cute spring colored candy jars. Such a fun and useful idea!

Me being technologically challenged (my husband revoked my Japanese card), I don't know when I will decide to buy a kindle (or nook), but my husband loves his. I know all the others around me love theirs too. Surviving Motherhood shared this awesome kindle kozy she created. This is one of the great gift ideas for birthdays and Christmas (ok, there is father's day and mother's day too...). :)

I. LOVE. THIS DRESS. tidbits shared this amazing dress for a little girl with us today. The view from the front sure is cute, but I died when I saw the picture of the back. SO, so, cute!! The whole design is well thought out and pretty, but I can’t ignore the cuteness from the color combination. Great job!

The last one for today is this Berberis Bag. Wondrlanding makes very fun and unique items. I always admire her sense of style. The pink and red combination is very sweet. The drawstring closure is a nice touch!


  1. Aloha Sachiko! By Monday I will have sewn well over 200 pairs of mittens to send out to Japan. Others are sewing as well and probably more than 300 pairs will have been sewn and sent.There are others also who are sewing and donating.Mahalo to all and many prayers for Japan.

  2. thank you so much for featuring my umbrella! i am a huge fan of your site, and love that you are keeping everyone informed on how we can help. thank you for making a difference.

  3. Love the link love this week! Thank you for all your inspiration. I have several of your tutes on my Discovering Beauty Posts I do on Saturdays. ( I think I asked for your permission- if there is a problem let me know)
    I have redone about 10 clothing items thanks to you and several others in blog land sharing their great ideas and how too! Hope to share them soon but I do have the cut little ruffle bag I made on my blog right now. Would love for you to see it-

    bee blessed

  4. We are praying for the precious people of Japan. I am so impressed with their dignity and calm even in such a horrific time. Bless your family

  5. Sachiko, ty so much for featuring my Kindle Kozy :) I am honored.

    I am proud to say that I will be taking part in Pink Fig's sew a long. I hope many people do so that we can at least do something to help.

    I am so glad to hear that some help is starting to get there for people.

    I had not heard about the mitten project yet, but I will definitely check it out!

  6. Thanks Sachiko! Can't wait to get started tomorrow! I appreciate all your efforts and will keep your family in out nightly prayers.

  7. I love , love, love this blog! Seriously....I really enjoy the linky loves and parties, I have found so many cool blogs and fun things to create :)

  8. Link loves are always full of great ideas and give us so much inspiration! Thank you Sachiko for choosing and featuring my bag!! I am so glad for your kind words on my projects!!

  9. I just noticed you featured my dress. Thanks a ton! And thank you for all your nice thoughtful comments about it. I do love your blog!


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