Saturday, February 28, 2009

Japan Team Featured Item

Time for Saturday's Japan Team Featured Item. This week's featured seller is AKjapan-Original Art from Japan by Andrea Kobayshi. This is a beautiful ink drawing on washi paper. Enjoy having a look in Andrea's shop. She has some beautiful work.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Etsy front page again!

Well, here's the treasury that made the front page this week. Thanks to Finchbird for creating it.
What a great feeling:)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Japan Team Featured Item

This week I had to work fast to get the Japan team item to you all. I've been in Hiroshima and Miyajima all week without internet access so today is the first chance I've had to have a search around for something inspirational.
This week's item(s) is from Blue Bonbon Yuuco. I love these prints as they remind me so much of a favourite Richard Scarry cat book I had when I was small. Ahhhh! Hope you like my choice this week. See you all next Saturday with another fantastic Japan Team Item.
If you want to find out more about the Japan Focus Etsy Team you can check out the blog here.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mystery item

At first glance I thought I was getting some lipstick for Valentine's Day when I took this box out of the cute little paper bag. But then I remembered...Oh yes...this is Tokyo and things are not always quite what they seem.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Japan Team Featured Item

Wow! Where has this week gone? It's time for the Japan Team Featured Item already:)

This week's item is from Daneko-Made in Japan. This beautiful glass ring reflects the unseasonably hot weather here in Tokyo, reminding me of the summer time when the hydrangeas bloom. We are having a mini heatwave today (about 17 degrees C) with bright sunshine and a cool breeze.
Hope you like my choice this week. Please check out Daneko's shop here.

For more information about the Japan Focus Etsy Team, you can read the blog here.
Mata ne!


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Mount Fuji as seen from my terrace

This post is going to make me sound like I am not the sharpest tool in the box, but I wanted to share something with you that I noticed last week.
We have been living in this house for around two and a half years, regularly using the terrace attached to our living room (which is incidentally upstairs!) for drying laundry, sitting in the sun and recently taking photos for my etsy shop. Last week, on a particularly beautiful evening complete with characteristic Japanese red sunset, I wondered to hubby if we could see the mountains from the terrace. When we looked, we could see THE mountain of Japan silhouetted against the red sky.
Since then, I check every morning and evening and tip a nod to Fuji-san, now thankful for our wonderful view.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Japan Team Featured Item

This week's Japan Team Featured Item is a beautiful pillow from Kalla made by Hitomi Kimura. I love the colours and the striking images she uses in her work by screen printing her own fabrics. To find out more about Hitomi's work, you can read her blog here.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Featured on 18kt Contemporary Jewelry Blog

Thank you to Martha at Masaoms for featuring my work on her wonderful contemporary jewellery blog. The pieces she features on her blog are truly stunning so I am honoured to have been chosen. You can check her blog out here.

Front Page of Etsy- Hooray

Hooray! I was featured on the Etsy front page today. Made a sale from it and LOADS of shop and item hearts.... Thanks Spazzy for featuring me in your fabulous treasury.

Can you spot my item? (It's still for sale by the way!)