Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Vintage jimono fabric

fabric 013, originally uploaded by offgenemi.

I get my kimono fabric from different suppliers, most of the time I dont know what I am getting. I know it is silk or cotton but everything else is in the air. So every time my package comes I rip th envelope like a kid and look at the gorgeous fabric I have. I wish I can keep them all, but no I have to make them into other things. The fabric in the picture is very pretty, it looks like water color huh? I wish I can have the chance of seeing these kimono fabric artists in action. that would be truly awesome. I have a big crush on fabric, God help me :)

Friday, February 22, 2008

mini patchwork book

mini patchwork book, originally uploaded by offgenemi.

I got hooked on quilting at a very young age. I think I was 16 years old, my father sent me to an sewing machine embroidery class. all summer I made 16 pillows and 5 bags. I worked on bigger pieces like bed cover, bags, etc this book is about "tiny patchwork" pieces. it is very adorable. my mom will love this one.
if you click on the picture you see other pictures and ISBN

amigurumi no hon

amigurumi no hon, originally uploaded by offgenemi.

I got this one from Kinokuniya San Francisco. I was in a dream when I was there, looked at like five thousand books I wanted a amigurumi book and this was the perfect one. A very good beginner's book, very lovely.

if you click on the picture you see other pictures and ISBN

kimono mook

kimono mook, originally uploaded by offgenemi.

Kimono Hime magazine is awesome I got two more volumes I will take pictures as soon as possible. since I cant read very fluently the japanese articles I rely very much on the pictures. and if you are a fabric freak like me this is the best magazine to salivate over. especially this volume is the best... so far.

if you click on the picture you see other pictures and ISBN

Mini kimono dressed dolls

Mini kimono dressed dolls, originally uploaded by offgenemi.

This is one of my favorite japanese craft books. it is super adorable and I got it so much cheaper at amazon.co.jp from a seller who ships USA. not every seller in Japan sells to international customers. Thank God they have the web site in english so I can order with some sort of ease. I think I ordered twice from there. SO far nor problem since I had to pay for the expensive shipping 12 bucks per book, it came super fast in like 3 days. which is impressive :)

if you click on the picture you see other pictures and ISBN

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Japanese inspired accessories from a Turkish-German couple ;)