Having fun here in Japan. Caught a bullet train through the typhoon amongst other interstesting experiences.
Lots of nice photos to show you when I get home on the weekend!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Therefore, I am going to spend a whole day in Asakusabashi, which is a district filled with bead shops- one after another. Bliss!! It also is home to some Japanese doll stores and big craft shops (Bliss again!)
So I have photocopied about 40 different projects from my bead books and translated them to English and drawn up an enormous list of beading requirements. 40 projects = alot of beads!
I do feel a little sorry for my son who will be in tow. Is it cruel to make a little boy spend a whole day in bead town? Hopefully I will stumble across a model car shop whilst I am there so I can buy something to bribe him.
Have a look here to see the bead shops I will be visiting: http://www.bel-art.co.jp/shop_shop/beadsshop_map.html
Saturday, September 10, 2011
La Droguerie is a French craft store and has several branches across Japan. Have a look at these gorgeous pictures from their website.
Apparently, their products are quite expensive, but that won't stop me from purchasing a little of their merchandise. And, I'm sure it is all high quality. I want to make this necklace - it's so unique.
They seem to specialise in vibrant jewel colours, which I adore.
These two books captured my interest. I would love to own one.
Has anyone ever been to La Droguerie? I'd love to know what you bought there!
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Apparently, the wait to get a table is about one hour, so my daughter and I are going to take turns waiting in the queue whilst the other browses the lovely objects in Mitsukoshi. My son is not going to like! But us girls have our hearts set on lunching here, and once he has a cake in his mouth, he'll be happy.