Wednesday, September 28, 2005

what i want to buy now

That's another new digital camera.
Now I have Konica-Minolta DiMAGE X 20.
I bought this about 2 yrs ago because I liked the color, Snow White.
And this camera was really small and light.

But now I want something different!
Now I'm thinking of this one, EOS Kiss by Canon.
It looks so cool with professional features!

What kinds of digital camera do you have at the moment?
And do you wanna get new one, and which one you want??

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


I hadn't done it for a while,
but I had a chance to start again the other day.
A friend of mine ordered it for a baby shower gift to her niece.

Cross stitching is just a simple work.
You just need good eyesight to follow the design,
and patience to keep the same kind of work!

Monday, September 26, 2005

cute "osaifu" from Hokkaido

This small "osaifu", or coin purse belongs to my mom.
I think it's sooooooooooo cute.

Mom got it from nanny more than 20 yrs ago!!
It's from Hokkaido, the North island of Japan.
It's hand embroidered by Aynu people, who are the native inhabitant there. Really beautiful work!

You see small black creature besides the purse?
It's Himalayan black bear in Hokkaido.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

yum yum autumn

Autumn is here in Japan.
We say, 『食欲の秋』, autumn eating.
We enjoy eating lots of yummy.
Here's one of my daughter's favorite food, grapes.
She really likes it and eats almost every day now.
At her nursery, she draws lots of grapes with her favorite color, purple.

Every year around this time, my family travels to Katsunuma, Yamanashi
to enjoy freshly made wines and great mountain food there.
We should start planning the trip again!

What's your favorite autumn food???

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

magazine cover!

Hey, look at this!
My handmade bag became the front page of a magazine!
Cool, eh?
If you're using flickr,
you can creat your own magazine front page with your own flickr photo!

Friday, September 16, 2005

craft books back in Showa era

the other day, i got some old craft books from mom.
they're from Showa era, the oldest one is from 1958!!
she used to own lots of them, but unfortunately these 4 are the only remains...
sad. ..
but they're all in good shape and look so beautiful with lots of great ideas!

here, i love to share with my friends.

i'll try to some projects out of those books.
the books are old, but the pieces are not old at all!!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

my first journal on blogger

Hi there.

Since April 8, 2005, I'm writing my journals on From today, I'm starting this new one as well! You can check my old posting on my lj.

The photo shows me and my daughter. It was taken at Odaiba, Tokyo in Aug. 2005.

This is a quick note to say hello to you all.