how are you?
december is here, my favorite month of the year.
i ve been cleaning up around the house.
in japan, we do major cleaning end of the year to have a fresh start in new year.
since im not good at cleaning, it takes time coz i take a break every 20miniuts....
i bought beautiful wool fabrics the other day, its soft and airy so i decided to make a new bedding for myself. the fabric has 2 layers but very light and soft on skin too.
i used the wool on front and cotton sheets on back.
duvet cover is easy to make, and sleeping in new bedding is sweeet!
i cant wait to sleep tonight! or i take nap. :p
have wonderful holidays!
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Thursday, October 06, 2011
weather is so nice out and im heading to tokyo today to see the textile art show by akemi chon.
i met her at lillstreet in chicago where i learned screen print, she teaches japanese textile there.
it will be great so see her in japan!
the show will be at ginza where we have the first apple store in japan.
i will stop by apple store to feel him...
besides that, im working hard for the fair im doing in a couple of weeks.
i printed paper bags and cotton bags.
i bought a bunch of bags from muji. and i think i will give it to the customer who purchase baby blanket at the fair.
friend of mine from school is coming to japan, im so excited to see him someone from chicago in here, and he will be a big help at the fair. heavy tables etc...
you have a great weekend!
Posted by Yuko at 8:05 PM
Sunday, October 02, 2011
im sorry for long absence from blog. :p
it's just that summer weather was killing me.
the heat and high humidity of japans summer really put me down.
the weather affects me in the big way.
now, fall is here and im super happy!
im ready to work!!
the article about me and my work was in the local free paper " shonan beach FM 78.9 magazine".
if you are in shonan area, please grab it. you can find it at shops and restaurant, convini. now im busy for the craft fair im doing on oct 22nd at kamakura. 鎌んどいち場
it seems really fun fair, so if you in kamakura area please stop by.
im sharing the table with my neighbor chica, she makes beautiful knitted hats!
i recently bought a lock sewing machine finally.
i was staying away from it coz it looks scary and not sure if i can handle using it. but im glad i got it, it makes life so much easier!
im using it to sew my pillow cases.
i will be making more pillow cases and maybe duvet covers too.
Posted by Yuko at 10:35 PM
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
hows your summer going?
mine is hot and humid and i hate it!
im having a lazy summer but i am doing a show right now.
im show casing and selling my embroidery piece, posters, and towels.
If you are in shinjyuku area, please stop by!
Posted by Yuko at 8:56 PM
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
sorry for long absent from blog...
im doing great, and my motivation came back finally! :p
i have printed many baby blankets last few week, and i wanted to show you new one.
friend of mine asked me if i can print the design i made it for wrapping paper for baby blankets and i thought that would make fun blankets.
pillow cases and bath towels will be available soon.
Posted by Yuko at 5:30 AM
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Thank you so much for your kind words and support.
we have been dealing with very hard time here in japan, but we will get through this. really?
ok, ive been really depressed by watching the news, so many people lost their family and home. dont feel like to enjoy anything.
i want to do something for them, but i dont know what can i do for them besides donate money, blanket, etc.
but being depress and feeling sucks dont help anything.
so i work.
i wanted to make an original wrapping paper to wrap my towels when i ship, so i finally made it.
i found a very unique print shop called retro printshop, they specialized to print old school style using newspaper , card board, craft papers and etc...
i chose the paper that has texture on the front and smooth on the back. i love how it turned out.
now i have cute wrapping papers to wrap my towels. :) since i print a lot, i might be selling at etsy.
Posted by Yuko at 4:19 AM
Saturday, March 12, 2011
thank you for all of your concern emails and convos.
my fam and i are doing ok.
but so many people are not! My heart goes out to all those who suffered from
its just heart breaking.
i wanted to help, even a small way.
so I will be donating $5 to earthquake relief efforts in Japan for every towel sold on my shop from now until April13.
i listed more colors.
please take a look and purchase towels to help them.
Posted by Yuko at 11:07 PM
Monday, February 21, 2011
it has been forever since i wrote on my blog...
February is almost over, and how are you guys doing?
my 2011 started nice and peaceful, i love new years in japan, good food and chill mode all the way with family.
i have lots of plans for patapri this year, but ive been slacking! :p
i wanted to show you my new embroidery piece called " home ". I just finished last night.
i put all my energy into this piece, and its finally done! yay!
i was working on nothing but this piece since january.
the bird on the bottom is toby, my bird who come to my balcony everyday, which represent my home. those triangles and colors represent life, things happen to your life, happy things , sad things by colors and each french knots.
all those french knots left me with sore hands and fingers, but its all worth it. :D
i love how it turned out, its on my living room wall now.
Posted by Yuko at 7:53 PM