Shrink plate workshop

I held a new workshop today!! It’s about shrink plates.
Do you know what shrink plate are like? A shrink plate is just a thin plastic plate and you draw or paint on it and heat it in an oven for about a minute. Then, it will shrink down to almost 1/3 or 1/4 of the original size.

When I was little, it was very popular among kids. Today, shrink plates are so big in the Japanese handmade world. If you browse Japanese online handmade markets, I’m sure you will easily find some.

I have been so into this craft for a few month, and of course, I made this character 🙂 I always carry them on my bag.
shrink plate (oji-san)

Here are some photos from the workshop.
plastic plate workshop 2

I’ve asked them to bring their kids’ favorite characters or kids’ drawings.
So, she was drawing lots of trains for her son.
plastic-plate workshop 1

She brought her son’s very first drawing! It’s a fish! How exciting!!
shrink plate workshop 3

I forgot to take all of the works, but here are the trains! They are so tiny and cute 🙂 I can’t tell which one is which, but I’m sure the great little boy can! 😀
plastic plate workshop 4

Here are another boy’s very first drawing, a fish, in a fish bowl as a key holder and a pair of earrings!! She’s going to give the key holder as a gift to her husband and send the jewelry to her friend. How sweet ♡
plastic plate workshop 5

She made name pins with her name and her kid’s name 🙂Akina-chan bag

When I become someone’s mom, I’d love to do the same as what my friends did today!!

plastic plate wokshop 6Hmmm, crafting helps to make our life a little bit happier ♡

Crochet Coaster Workshop with babies!!

I’ve had another workshop on making coasters and I’ve got many cuties today!!
They look really cute, but I guess the little babies’ world isn’t so easy either…!! Ouch, the smallest one is crying…!!

Babies world isn't so easy

 

Mommies had so many tasks to do at the same time… learning crochet skills, taking care of their babies and enjoying talking!! What multi-talented ladies they are!!!

Working with babies

 

Creating things by yourself is really fun 🙂 Slowly but surely, you are making something just by making knots one by one.

Having fun!

 

Sometimes, there is the moment when nobody talks and everyone is just concentrating on their works…!! I love the chatting but I love the completely quiet moment as well!!!

Having fun!!

 

Hemp is a difficult material to work on, so we needed to take a break 🙂

Sweet autumn

 

Then, finally we’ve made them !!!

DONE!!!

 

Aren’t they beautiful?? As Audrey Hepburn once said “I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls” ♡

Well done, ladies :D

 

Creating something by hand with your love can bring you a lot of happiness!!! If you have some spare time, why don’t you try to be happier with what you do? 😀 I hope tomorrow will be another happy day♡