Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Amusing Japanese TV

Delicious looking bento.

A man with streamers coming out of his nose.

Adorable children's programs.

 Historical drama.
 Underaged reporter.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Handmade Baby Gifts

 I recently made these gifts for a friend's newborn baby boy. Firstly, a baby carry bag which is made from some super cute Japanese fabric.
 Isn't the print just adorable?
 This little bear was made from a kit I purchased in Kyoto.
I love his face!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Three Necklaces.

 Here are a few pieces I made recently with the beads I bought in Japan.
The first is called "Milky Way", and is made from Swarovski crystals, pearls and gold.

 This one is called "sakura"
 A close up of the blossom, which is formed from sea pearls.
 The final one is called "Pink on pink" and is made from sugar pearls,  Swarovski crystals and Miyuki beads.
 I find beading very relaxing, except when something goes wrong and I throw a little hissy fit.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Last minute shopping in Tokyo

Various purchases made on our last couple of days.
Yummy chocolates and Kit Kats.

Our hotel gave us substantial free gift vouchers to spend at Shibuya 109. We spent the last of them at Plaza, stocking up on souvenirs to take home to family and friends.

Beautiful cards from the Meiji Jingu gift shop.

Have you heard of Marunan? It's a small family operated fabric store on Doganzaka, Shibuya, just near our hotel. I swore I wasn't going to go in there, as I had already purchased oodles of fabric, but at the eleventh hour just before going to the airport, I popped in to buy a little fabric.

A cute new bear from the Disney store.

Various books, magazines and cosmetics. I treasure everything I buy in Japan.