Thursday, December 16, 2010

Back to Japan

Well, I would be very happy if it was me going back, but unfortunately it's not.
Two of my packages went back to Japan, 'cause I wasn't able to get them from the customs within 7 days. Damn it, this will cost some extra nerves (and money) to get them back again...
Next time I'll let them ship to my parent's home the customs in this town weren't so strict with the 7 days rule...

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Kimono Cataloguing: Half done

Tonight I started taking pictures of all my kimono stuff.
So far I finished my short sleeved kimono. Finally I can update my closet with all the stuff I didn't have had a picture of. Still, there is the rest of stuff in my "tansu" waiting for a little photo session...

Gotta go to work (^.^)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Obi-dome Design: Kingfisher

It was kinda boring this weekend, so I tried myself in design. Maybe this would be a cute obi-dome or a brooch, let's see if I have time to make something out of it.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sewing Kimono: 2nd Attempt

This summer I sewed a synthetic ro komon. Well, my grandmother did the sewing job and I told her how to do it (^.^). She's still showing me how to do it myself, but it's so difficult.

Here's the finished kimono. The collar needs to be corrected though, I misjudged how wide it has to be. Now it a bit too wide for a simple collar, not meant to be folded in half... Not visable, when folded in a bit like here.

Friday, October 15, 2010

My Kimono Moved

Since my parents are renovating, my old room got moved upstairs. And with it my kimono-collection. Now, the room is smaller, but my tansu grew much bigger.
I'm using my new room more as a guest, I moved out a while ago, so the in-build cabinetries are reserved for my kimono only. They do not have to be divided in various wardrobes and shelves again (^.^)

Here is the collection before and after moving:


And after: