Archive for May, 2007

May 17th, 2007

The Loot

I had a really great time in Tokyo. The people are all so nice and friendly and helpful – even though I don’t speak a word of their language. I wish I could say the same for the people in my own country… I did try to speak some VERY basic Japanese, though I’m afraid it wasn’t very good. I’ll have to practice up for the next trip – I would love to go back. Ooohh, I just had an idea. How much fun would it be to have crafters from around the globe meet in Japan for a few days of sightseeing, food, books and fabric? I’m sure the realities of families, work, and vacation days will probably seriously limit the chance of that happening, but a girl can dream, right? Anyway, on to the fabric!

I made a trip to Nippori by myself while Rod was working one day. I bought a few meters of various prints and called it a day. When I got back to the hotel and showed Rod my purchases he said, “That’s it?” I hadn’t wanted to buy too much without having a specific project in mind, but he was able to talk some sense into me (when will we be back here again? how much does this stuff cost at home?) and we made a return trip to Nippori together. And then he carried the bags for me. Such a good guy!

Since I’m having so many formatting issues, I won’t even try to comment on them individually. When I was picking them out, my favorite was the hedgehog print, but now that I’ve got them all here at home with me, I can’t decide which one I like the best. I love them all! Which do you like the best?

Mice with apples

Sheep on linen Mushrooms, Bunnies and Bears

Flowers and Engrish


Red Riding Hood-ish



Squirrels and leaves


Cats and Dogs

May 16th, 2007

Home again

We have returned from a great trip to Tokyo. I have several photos to share, but I need to get some things taken care of around the house first. In the meantime, here are two photos I managed to download. They happen to be photos of my (now) favorite place to shop for fabric…

Nippori Map

And, more specifically, my favorite store and fruit…

Tomato Fabric Store

Photos of the loot to come soon!

Grrrr! I still can’t get the formatting right on this thing. What in the world am I doing wrong?

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