Monday, 21 December 2009
Friday, 27 November 2009
::Q:: would like to have the same scrunchie I sold before.
::A:: Thank you for your checking my listings.
Almost all my works are "one of a kind".
However, sometime I might make similar one according to availability of my fabrics.
Please feel free to convo me.
In same reason, if you wish to have your original conbination scrunchie, I will gladly accept your custom order.
Thank you for your visiting!! :-)
Monday, 23 November 2009
Friday, 20 November 2009
Monday, 16 November 2009
And this fabric is now very rare. (Artisan of Roukechi like this is now very rare and old.)
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Of course you think I should take the 50cm from length not width so that I do not have to patch. But the fabric is much storonger to take it from width than length because of the fabric's weaving.
Saturday, 31 October 2009
This is very simple but very delicate crafted fabric. Very light silk and it has pattern woven surfaced.
The colour is very dark violet, called EDO MURASAKI (Literally, Edo period or city Purple/violet) in Japanese.The Edo people loved this colour as it is coolest - "Iki". If I express this colour, I can say "Egg plant violet".Very beatiful and elegant colour.
Friday, 23 October 2009
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Monday, 7 September 2009
Friday, 4 September 2009
This was one-of-a-kind holder.I wish this mallet will bring her lovely days!!
Some of you might know, you can often see mallets as Kimono motif. This is called MAGICAL MALLET, just like Aladdin's magical lamp, you can get anything knocking this mallet.
You can see Magical Mallet half shown on this ponytail holder.
Very soft but thick silk Kimono fabric is Japanese tradtional blue and has tiny dot on it.
It is alsmot secretaly but you can see dots are also woven.
I wish the half shown Koduchi (Magical Mallet)will bring you very lucky and magically lovely days to you.
Half-shown means, I am quite sure, you already have the half of this Koduchi inside of you.
My ponytail holder's "width" is measured LAID FLAT but not ring.
This was not in her questions, but the "circum" is the round of the holder's around of the circle of ponytail holder. ( Actually I streched out the ponytail holder and measure the half of it , and then mutiply into double.
3. How many times does it tie around a ponytail?
The photo is the ponytail holder which is used 6 inches elastic.
In my case, I could do twice (double).
If you have any questions about my products, please convo me from Etsy.
Monday, 31 August 2009
I added new items, Zakka Kawaii Japanese stickers for scrap booking.
Very lovely stickers I found.
Matryoshka Russian Doll, Cafe items, and black cats.
I wish someone love this stickers and use her lovely cards or scrapbookings!
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
I am using waste threads.
Below is from Tenugui, japanese traditional hand towel.
These are not for etsy. Just for our home.
Sunday, 2 August 2009
Friday, 10 July 2009
Shou chiku bai, the most japanese-like pattern motif (motives), are used for marking lines or just for congratulatory occasion.
Shou is MATSU = pine tree, Chiku is TAKE = bamboo and Bai is UME =Japanese plum.
Pine tree is ever green. This means ever-lasting prosperity.
Bamboo is loved because their strong propagation means family's propagation. And also their streightness reminds you BUSHI DOU = samurai's policy.
Most people think the most japanese like flower is Sakura =cherry, but anciently it was UME when you say HANA (flower).
Ume is fruitful not only beautiful.
I think that is one of the reason ancient Japanese people love this plant.
The picture is my latest craft, hand mirror.
I wish the conbination will bring you many fortunes!!
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
I named the pair of this button "AI", which is comes from its colour, Japanese blue, dyed japanese indigo.
Japanese blue has many gradations.
Those two pieces are not dark not deep but nicely faded chic ans soft, gentle blue.
This is reversible dyed, face is stripe and another is basket like pattern.
Both are very old fashioned pattern.Stripes are always loved by EDO people as "IKI" - cool and the basket pattern also loved as symbol of catching good fortunes.
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
I made this Ring inspired by OBI and Japanse traditional JUNIHITOE kimono (Very acient Japanese Kimono conbinations).
Of course I have ever heard about that each colour conbination has names and we have the name of SAKURA in those spring conbinations.
Just think about the name of SAKURA.
I have thought SAKURA should be pink gradation for those long time, however, I firstly found the SAKURA conbination is RED and WHITE.
This comes from Sakura's flower petal, WHITE (rather than pink) and RED of leaf (In this status,Sakura leaf is red, not green).
The title of this Ring, SAKURA is from the name of this conbination of RED AND WHITE.
Monday, 15 June 2009
The faced fabric is white, pure silk. It has dod woven figured fabric.The liner is cotton 100%. Beige colour.The thread is gold but very chic gold, not much glittering.
Thursday, 11 June 2009
This is another "SILKROAD" conbination.
The pattened one is the Sarasa, which I posted previously (here)
The combination is OBI (sash/belt) fabric, woven with bluish green or bluish greish green threads and golden one.This Obi sash weaving is called "SUKUI", which you can see same pattern in face and back, completely reversible.
Both are CELADON Green based. This is the colour of China which was bought on Silkroad.
I think this colour is one of the most "japanese" colour.
The old synthetic SARASA batik looks like sepia-films.Smoky pink & smoky orange flowers and blue leaves and (sometimes mysterious tropical birds) on bluish green ground. The fabric has crispy face imitated traditional silk CHIRIMEN fabric.
The combination is plain white, SILK 100% one.This comes from edge of Edokomon (Very formal small pattern dyed / printed fabric).
The tough sytnetic batik and soft pure silk conbination makes very unique and beautiful looks.
I named this ponytail holder "SUMMER ON SILKROAD" because of the SARASA fabric pattern and also the two colours combination reminds me of Mosk and of celadon.I wish you will love the ponytail holder back on silkroad to you.
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
The kimono pattern of this fabric, very tiny dots are lined as alps on alps, is called "SAME KOMON" - Literally, "Shark Small Pattern" - very traditional and formal one.
The pattern is used for "Kamishimo" which is for Samurai's the most highest and the most formal dress. The Kimono of this pattern is believed as to protect you from illness and evils. That is why parents gifted to their daughter when she would be a bride, as wishing she would be always healthy and happy in her new life.
This fabric is very high classed "Kusaki -zome" (= pure natural dye) dyed (You can see it in the mark of the edge of the fabric)
Also it has crispy very fine shrinkled face (CHIRIMEN).