Archive of ‘Japan’ category

Japan PhotoDiary Spring 2014

The crossing at Hachiko in Shibuya remains pretty much unchanged since last year. After spending 3-and-a-half weeks in Tokyo in February and March this year, I wanted to share some of the photos I took. Since the reason we went was for me to take care of my mother who was hospitalized, I wasn’t able […]

DIY Chocolate Chip Cookie Macaron Coin Purse

While I was in Tokyo last year, I picked up another felt macaron coin purse kit. (I think I’m a little addicted!) I made a cute little half-and-half cookie macaron coin purse the year before, and within 6 hours of hanging it from my handbag, I promptly lost it somewhere on the streets of Tokyo. […]

Japan Finds

jouetie double flamingo T-shirt, Tabio neon chiffon-trim socks, YOIM furfur ruffled sweatshirt I’ve almost hit up all my favorite shopping districts after almost 2 weeks in Japan…and I’ve definitely sketched, photographed, and bookmarked more than I’ve bought (not being able to fit into the sizing here anymore helps with curbing one’s purchases!!;-). A couple happy […]


I picked up this iron-on decal set last Spring when I visited Japan. Japan is such a treasure trove of nonsensical English.  I find it summarily hilarious. So of course I could NOT pass up this “Beau Chat” iron-on decal.  I am a crazy cat lady at heart (who happens to unfortunately currently reside with […]

DIY: Quick n Easy Vintage-Style Iron-On Decal Leather Keyring Charms

While I was in Japan last April/May, despite the unhappy circumstances of my visit I did manage to go to some craft stores to see the latest trends and products.  One thing I came across were these beautiful vintage-style iron-on decals by Eruberu Co, Ltd.  They’re a company that manufactures a number of craft-related supplies, […]

Tokyo Photodiary April-May 2012 Part 2

It was Springtime in Tokyo and the cherry blossoms were in bloom whilst I was there. As many of you know, my family and I traveled to Tokyo, Japan in April of this year to take care of my mother who suffered a spinal stroke.  (Who lives in Tokyo for her job.)  Though I didn’t […]

Craftomania! Japan Hobby Show 2012 (lots of photos)

Every year in late April the enormous Japan Hobby Show takes over a huge exhibition hall in Odaiba for 3 days straight.  Buyers and avid crafters from all over Japan flock to Tokyo to visit the Hobby Show, see the latest techniques, pick up the newest products, engage in workshops and demonstrations, and celebrate all […]

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