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1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?
I am from Northern part of Japan, and now live in near Tokyo.

2. What was the 1st thing you made? How did you start sewing?
I made a pin cushion at the age of 9 and I still have it. It’s a patchwork and has some embroideries.

3. What role does sewing play in your life?
Sewing was something I used to avoid to learn, because it seemed really complicated. I started hand-sew, crochet, and beading when I was a kid.

But it took me about 20 years to get started “sewing”. I finally decided to learn it seriously at the beginning of 2010.

Now, I am in love with it. I need this skill and its joy to reach my goal.

4. What is your favorite and what is your least favorite thing about sewing?
My least favorite thing is you need a space to work on. I don’t have a big working desk, and always have to sit on a floor and cut out fabrics. If I ever win any contest, I will got to IKEA and get a huge working desk for sure:D

My favorite thing is to see the process of a flat fabric becomes something wearable and when the result is gorgeous, I put it on and can’t leave in front of mirror for a while… :0 Every time it amazes me.

5. If you could make something for anyone who would it be and what would you make?
I am a big fun of Bill Cosby and I want to make a pajama for him:D I enjoyed his many variety of pajamas in The Cosby Show.
He is my hero!

6. What are you looking for on our site? What do you think should be improved and what do you really like?
Personally I appreciate if there is a contest to win one of a favorite pattern on Burda Style, maybe once a month to keep our motivation up?

7. What is your motto?
About design, my motto is pop, simple, and practical.

Ophelia k has such cute creations, they have even been the weekly featured creation! Check out her top ten favorite projects and keep up with her on her blog also check out her etsy shop


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    Jun 19, 2010, 04.12 PMby nettevivante

    Featured Member おめでとう~!!!


    You can be very proud and you definitely deserve it! Looking forward to your future projects!

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      Jun 20, 2010, 02.24 AMby Ophelia K

      ありがと~!! You know how nice it is to receive comment in my language!
      Thanks a lot! I will work hard!

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    Jun 19, 2010, 02.18 PMby reneebies

    ugh i have to cut things out on the floor too. hurts the back!

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      Jun 20, 2010, 02.24 AMby Ophelia K

      Oh you too… We both should get nice big working desk!

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    Jun 19, 2010, 01.21 AMby madstitchress

    Yay! This is the first time I’ve commented on a featured member, but it couldn’t happen to someone more deserving :)

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      Jun 20, 2010, 04.26 AMby Ophelia K

      Thank you so much! I am really happy to be featured! Great you found me here too;)

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    Jun 18, 2010, 04.52 AMby sarsaparilla

    Congrats on the feature Ophelia! I love your work, and your idea about the free pattern contest is fantastic!

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      Jun 20, 2010, 05.33 AMby Ophelia K

      Thanks!! Yeah, we wanna be here, be active, and get motivated! Hope they will do something;)

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    Jun 17, 2010, 03.46 PMby lunatepetal

    congrats on being featured! 6 -what a good idea!!

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      Jun 20, 2010, 05.33 AMby Ophelia K

      Hey, thanks! I guess it’s my first time to see you here!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 12.54 PMby sewella

    Congratulations on being featured! You absolutely deserve the nomination! And I must thank you for including my daughter’s top in your favorites! I am honored!

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      Jun 20, 2010, 06.21 AMby Ophelia K

      OH thank you so much!
      You’re welcome! I love your tops and wanna make one for myself!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 11.44 AMby ajtak7171

    I agree with everyone else and am a little proud that I “discovered” you before you were featured :-) I’m sure you’ll be very successful with your sewing!

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      Jun 20, 2010, 06.25 AMby Ophelia K

      Oh thank you very much for such a lovely comment! I am very happy to be found! Let’s keep motivating each other!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 10.25 AMby ellie-sew

    Hi Ophelia, once again: congratulations for being a featured member! I enjoy your interview. Maybe you should get used to it. That could be the beginning of wonderful story.;-)

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      Jun 22, 2010, 04.44 AMby Ophelia K

      Hello Ellie, thank you very much!! You are always there and am glad to receive a comment from you!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 05.50 AMby Geeky Seamstress

    woohhooo congratulations!! :-)

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    Jun 17, 2010, 05.12 AMby emily-marie

    best answer to question #5 EVER! love it.

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      Jun 22, 2010, 04.47 AMby Ophelia K

      hehe thanks!!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 05.04 AMby hstorm799

    Congrats! You are incredible talented and have a great style!

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      Jun 22, 2010, 04.48 AMby Ophelia K

      Thank you so much!

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    Jun 17, 2010, 03.05 AMby rifka

    Beautiful photo! Congratulations on your feature.

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      Jun 22, 2010, 04.48 AMby Ophelia K

      Thanks!! I love this photo cus it was taken during my honeymoon. Sweet time ever.

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