Thursday, January 22, 2015


After years of trying to get one, I finally bought the coveted Beads Mania fukubukuro. A fukubukuro, is a "grab bag" of products a store wishes to sell quickly at a discounted price. They generally go on sale on New Years Day. Some stores in Japan have great long queues of customers hoping to snag a fukubukuro on January 1st.  Beads Mania is only and online store, and they have limited numbers of the fukubukuros, so I was lucky to get one. The bag I got also came with a miniature tea set.

Yes, I am nuts getting all excited over some bead kits, but that's my escape from the stressful world of type 1 diabetes that I live in.

Looking forward to making these cuties soon.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


This took me two years to finish for various reasons. Happy it's done now!

Sunday, January 18, 2015


My latest order from Kiwa, my favourite store on the planet. It's a beaders paradise. Luckily for me they have an online store. I can't wait to get started on my many planned projects.

If you want to buy online, you will need to use a forwarding service, as they online ship within Japan.  I use Tenso.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Saturday, January 3, 2015