Friday, March 7, 2014
Sunday, June 6, 2010
I don't think I have to tell you that I have been busy. I just got back to Tokyo after a month-long vacay in California and I am getting the bloggin itch again. I've been stuck to my computer most of the time since I returned for a number of reasons. The biggest of these reasons is that Omar is working full time (yay!) and gone most of the day. The other reason is that the night I got back to Tokyo, while trying to exit the Narita Airport into the Keisei train station, I fell down an escalator...! I know, right? Iam getting better but still ahve some trouble getting around, so it's hard to leave the house by myself. Tomorrow I'm heading to a local hospital to make sure my healing is progressing normally.
Anyway! Now that you all know my business, let me catch you up with a few pictures.
I learned how to salt-grill fish (so easy!)
I continued to make hotpot
I found out that Omar has some exceptional UFO catcher skills
I baked a lot of sweets
We made mochi in Tochigi for New Year's
It snowed in January (but only a little)
I started making jewelry
We saw the sakura trees in full bloom
I made an Amineko
I'm thinking my next next undertaking might be making some umeshu...
Monday, September 28, 2009
I know. Most. Boring. Post. Ever. But I cannot get over how adorable this keychain is. I wanted it forever, but I already had one (this really big gnarly neon pink sparkly stuffed dog - but I could find it in my purse). So when I moved out here, I left the old keychain behind, hoping to make a change to something more elegant.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Omar and I visited the Stitch by Stitch Exhibit at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum yesterday. I had read about it here and wanted to check it out. It took some convincing to get Omar on board (he was expecting a bunch of needlepoint pillows?), but in the end he agreed to go and we both loved it. They didn't allow cameras in, so sadly I don't have any pictures of all the art.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I am pleased to announce the Grand Opening of my new Etsy shop: For the Shorties! I'm selling a selection of japanese craft supplies, craft books, and hankies. I stocked it as best I could for the moment, but if things sell at least at a reasonable rate (please please please), you will be seeing regular updates of new merchandise.