This time it's not handmade craft by me, report of the experience of DYLON COLOR CENTER. :)

I got Tsumori's cute pink-beige "Neko-Dot" cashmere scarf last year. I do love it but the color was too similar to my face... to say the truth, it was not nice in me.
I don't want to make it being put in the closet forever. An idea had came into my head...maybe I could change the color of it? At first I thought I'd dye it by myself. But then I found famous dye color company DYLON doing dyeing service in Shinsen (only 1 station from Shibuya).


2 weeks ago I went to DYLON COLOR CENTER and chose the color number 11 Bordeaux from "multi" series.
Shop staff was professional of coloring and showed me some samples. She said it can be softer color and remain cute dots of the scarf. The price depends on weight of the fabrics. This scarf costs 3,000yen to dye.


10 days later they leave me a phone message - it was done. I went to the shop again and re-born coloring of the scarf made me happy! I can't wait the beautiful autumn day to put this on!

約10日後(2週間が目安だそうです)出来上がったと連絡があって再度ショップへ。とても綺麗に染め上がっていて嬉しかったです!今年の秋冬は活躍させられるといいな〜 :D


Patch Brooch Pin

Recently I got a cute iron-on-patch of my fav anime. I don't want to fix it to only one of my bag or t-shirt. So I changed it to a brooch pin.
It's quite easy! If you have skill of making your own patches (I envy you ;D) it would be awesome work!

=== Materials & Tools ===

- patch (iron-on-patch is easier)
- felt sheet (over 2mm(0.08in) thick is best,  I glued two pieces of 1mm sheet)
- pin
- fabric glue clear type
- thread and needle or super glue

- steam iron
- scissors
- toothpick or tiny spatula

=== Steps ===

1~2. Put a patch on a felt sheet. Cut the felt out with some allowances to the patch.
If your patch is not iron-on type, glue the patch with fabric glue to the felt sheet and dry it.

3. (if your patch is iron-on type) Press the iron with steam on the patch to the felt sheet. Using presser cloth is better.

4. Cut the felt sheet out to contour shape of the patch. place the pin with small felt sheet piece for the mount. 
     If you are more lazy and have super glue , you don't need the mount.

5~6. Put fabric glue to the contour of fixed patch and felt sheet with toothpick or tiny spatula. Dry it.
     It's better not to touch the contour  anywhere, I used cardboard to keep it. You can use anything - pet bottle caps, tiny box...

7~8. Attach the pin. Sew the pin to the mount and fix it by superglue on the back. Or just attach the pin to the back by superglue.

It's done! Enjoy :D

***Don't think about selling when you use copyrighted character patches. Thanks!***