Zakka 81: 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

Season's greetings to everyone!
I wish all you have a great Christmas and Happy New Year☆ :D

Isn't it great?
Julian Beever a pavement drawings artist.
His web site is for check more tricky arts!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

About Japanese crafts

Is everybody has interest about Japanese traditional crafts? We have a lots of crafts which is clothes, home decor, interior, toy, pottery...and so on.
I found great web magazine it's all about Made in Japan.
It's called PingMag Make.
Very interesting!!

PingMag MAKE is the sister site to PingMag. We use an interview format to put the spotlight on a wide range of people active in rural areas. We document the voices of these unknown heroes and broadcast them to the world. It’s the Japan-based magazine about people and making things, coming out once a week. We’re passing on the passion, ideas, skills, and life stories of people who are building today and exploring tomorrow: craftsmen, engineers, entrepreneurs, and inventors. Stay tuned!

LOVE - mini canvas with easel

☆New in the shop☆

Love accumulates quietly in my mind like the leaf accumulates on the ground.

愛 meaning love.
I used two pink dots in the middle of "愛" which express the passion in the heart. "心"meaning heart or mind.
I wrapped the canvas with the kimono material and put a little piece of chirimen for the "love".

W 6cm x H 8cm
W 6.5cm x H 12cm

Friday, December 12, 2008

precious - ornament ball box

☆New in the shop☆

This craft idea from Japanese KIMEKOMI craft.
The history of kimekomi (pronounced kee may ko mee) dates back to the first half of the eighteenth century. Kimekomi originated with dolls. A wooden base was carved into and fabric was then used to decorate the doll-clothing, face, hair, etc.

Kimekomi means “tuck in” in Japanese. They also may be known as “quilt balls”

I made this with a chirimen material tucked into styrene form ball. I scooped out the inside for the box.

More about Kimekomi is here....

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Another Kirigami magnet

☆New in the shop☆
Another Kirigami magnet set is in the shop now!
This sets are design from flowers and snow flakes but it's suite at any seasons of the year.
Not including a little animals, this is mine! ;)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Frilled turtle and Sunset hair pins

☆New in the shop☆This is a different color and design of Frilled turtle.

This is a hair pin set.
When you put it on, it's looks like this...
Please check my etsy shop and find out more details!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

How to make a beautifl origami ball

How is this!!
This is a most beautiful origami ball I saw!!
And you can make this by your self, thank you Mio Tsugawa who made this great origami ball!!
If you made this, please let me know :)
I will try to make this but not now.... I need to do some other stuff....
Are you excited?! Here is a LINK!
and more origami ball is here!

Lets have a fun!!
Would be great for the Christmas present☆

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Marie Antoinette Award-thanks☆

Thank you, Patricia at Home with trujoy for the award!
I am honored. Marie Antoinette Award- a real person, a real award!
Here are the Rules for the Award:

1. Please put the logo on your blog.
2. Place a link to the person from whom you recieved the award.
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs.
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog.

How to make a Non sewing bag!

No needles, no glue, what you need is only a fabric!
Here is how to make a non sewing bag☆

1. Find a nice square material.
(I used 70cm x 70cm)

2. Fold up and tied up with a corner and corner.
An one side should leave longer than the other side.

3. Tied up again

4. Do the same things to the other side.

5. Tied up together......and finish :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

in progress

I have a birds. They are different kind of bird but they love each other so much.
A white bird is a girl and a gray bird a boy. I think it's does not matter about the color or the difference between each other. What's the important things is LOVE.

I made them but need to fix the frame.

This will coming on my shop very soon☆

Friday, November 7, 2008

Giveaway to my first customer!

I forgot to mention about my giveaway stuff...
MINI KIMONO to my first customer!!
All detail and photos are on my etsy shop!
I made white mini kimono, and I realized it's very similar with my pre-weding kimono!(?)
We have not marred yet, but when we went to Japan, we took wedding photos at photo studio.
Combination of red and white is use for celebration in Japan, like a wedding, birthday, success of job, opening own shop....etc
Anyway, I will make another one for by myself!!

Huge giveaway at BrisStyle!!

Run to the BrisStyle to enter the pre-Christmas giveaway!!

Anyone (international readers as well) can enter except for BrisStyle members and their immediate families.
What you need is just answer the question: "How did you hear about BrisStyle?" in the comments section.
Entries will close on Friday 21st November midnight Aussie time!
You have plenty of time to enter☆
There is a 3 huge bags of handmade goodies from 17 BrisStyle members and each gift pack is valued at over US $100, and they are all of equal quality, value and gorgeousness!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hanging charm (white plum blossom and white butterfly)

☆NEW in the shop☆

Yes, this is an another hanging charm with white plum blossom & white butterfly.
Looks very lovely to hang it in the bedroom with filled your favorite fragrance!

They have a tiny bag and you can put some ring or accessory.

You can enjoy this for an individual sachet or little bag.
It will be a good Idea to put on to your bag☆

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I found most beautiful soap at Flickr last night!
I fell in love with this heart soap. It's so BEAUTIFUL!!
Of course she has etsy shop

I wish I have a heaps of her soap in my room!

Monday, November 3, 2008

kirigami magnet (Snowflakes)

New in the shop☆
Yes, this idea is from the last weekend craft. I used gorgeous Japanese Washi(paper) with gold, silver, black, red based pattern.

Blue and Green based magnets are 7.3cm square and yellow based magnets are 5.5cm square.

Kirigami(paper cutting) isa a variation of Origami(paper folding) where the artists is allowed to make cuts in the paper. The enables the artist enhance the visual presentation of the art work, at the expense of simplicity.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Not right...

I'm making new hanging charm, it's nearly  finish, but I realized this is not right color combination....I gonna make white butterfly.
It's will be on the shop very soon☆

My business card

I have been thinking about have an own business card for long time and finally I made it. Maybe should make some professional business card but I have a lovely blank business card and I am a crafter. So why not to make by myself? 
I used eraser to make a stamp. This is a very popular craft in Japan. When I was a little girl, we used to make like this kind of stamps with potatoes. 

Now I'm ready to spread my name :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Isn't it amazing?! I fond this from Japanese web news.

His name is Bill Dan, a performance artist.

This is not fake, not computer graphic, no glue!!  

Visit original web news site, and find more about his art!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tidy up!

More easy to see all the patterns from yesterday's craft. 

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Paper & scissors

What you need to make like this pattern is.......
just paper and scissors!
Fold square paper to make a triangle, and fold again to make a little triangle, then fold again to make a more little triangle. Now use your imagination for the pattern and put a scissors in.....then open the paper......
Easy and fun!! Nice to do at the saturday afternoon :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

First blog

Nice to meet you everyone!
Ok,this is my first blog in English, I have a Japanese blog for my Japanese friends but this blog for all over the world (hopefully...) If my English is something wrong..... just laugh it!

A little bit about my craft and myself...
I grew up in Tokyo,Japan and moved to Australia after my meeting my partner overseas, we both enjoy being involved in our own craft. 
I'm proud of my traditional culture(Japanese) coz of it delicately and elegance, so beautiful! I just thought I would share that as I'm making little sachets type of craft, the idea is of old, like 200 years old. In the days of old, where KIMONO was worn traditionally, left over pieces were used make various items (like this photo)
This art of needlework called SAIKUMONO is a very delicate way of a hand sew craft from time gone by in which disappeared during the period of war, but now it is revived anew.
The Japanese women used the art of SAIKUMONO to express the beauty of nature though out the four seasons.

Please check my Etsy shop to find more Japanese art craft!!

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