Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Turning Japanese


I'm joining in with Finki's January design challenge, which is all about turning Japanese.

I've created some little kimono dolls, out of kimono fabrics my younger sister (Scalpel Bettie) gave me for Christmas; plus some oddments donated by my mother. Japanese fabric is beautiful, so I was really happy to receive these bits and pieces as a present. And because they came as a giant bundle of offcuts, I don't have The Fear about cutting into them the way I do with really BIG bits of lovely fabric. It's almost as if the smaller genre enables me to be freer with what I make!



Then, to top it off, My One True Love returned from his cycling weekend and brought me a present .... of these lovely Japanese fabrics! There's a wonderful shop in Bright that stocks Japanese materials, buttons and beads.

I love the way he does this. How many husbands would go away on a blokey cycling weekend and still manage to find the fantastic fabric shop and go in and pick out a whole range of incredibly wonderful stuff, for their wife? My One True Love is certainly a king among men.

12 comments:

PaisleyJade said...

They look great!

Jennie said...

You are very lucky indeed when it comes to husbands!

Beky said...

Very cute dolls.
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Yes your husband is priceless. Did he go on that big bike ride I heard about on the news?

Sarah said...

OH very cool blokey husband!

Kate said...

Those little Japanese dollies are just the cutest! And as for the bike riding, fabric buying man...WOW!!

Posie Patchwork said...

Super cute, adorable!! My eldest daughter is off to a sleep over at her Japanese friend's house, can't wait to hear how they live, eat, dine, garden the works!! I think i'll have to join this month's challenge too, just adorable. Love Posie

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

Wow - that is very impressive. He knows you well, he thinks of you when he is away...lots of points!

Isabella Golightly said...

Mr Golightly went skiing with the boys once for a long weekend and came back with... a miniature cowbell. You have indeed done well with the husband:fabric ratio!

Megan said...

very cute dolls, and what a wonderful husband!! japanese fabric is so inspiring.

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Little Waltz said...

The dolls are so cute! I love the fabric choices as well. Simply adorable.

spill said...

I don't know where you can get them in Melbourne, but there is a shop near Geelong that sells old kimonos chopped up and packaged up, you can get some stunning fabrics from it.

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