Thursday, September 04, 2008

New cute fabrics are here!

Hello, hello, hello!
Finally I uploades some cute fabrics like these along with some other Japanese craft books on my little webshop, Atelier JADE. Pls check 'em out if you're interested. Thanks!

Atelier JADE:

Thursday, August 21, 2008

outfit for the little one

Hello out there! How're ya? Again I was silence for such a long time. I'm such a bad writer. Hehehe!
I've been busy sewing up this
and that for my daughter and myself these past months. I made this one for her in July.

Look at her! She always make faces ever time I try to take a shot on her! Gee, is this five-year-old thing?
And today, I just finished making this one in different color! She hasn't seen it yet. I wonder what she'd say???

Monday, June 16, 2008

just uploaded on etsy

I just uploaded some Decole cute zakka and other goodies on my etsy shop.
See you there!

Monday, May 12, 2008

My latest white work

I just cannot help stitching it!

Thursday, April 24, 2008


I made a sachet with the crochet I made yesterday. Isn't it so lovely?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Here I am with the outfits!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

my new outfits I made

with black pure-linen
with cotton

Friday, April 04, 2008

Happy srping!

April is here and now we're having the most beautiful season of the year! Enjoy!

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Have a happy easter day!


Friday, March 21, 2008

back from holidays

We were in Okinawa, the South tropical island of Japan for five days as spring holidays. It was already beginning of summer down there. It's been five years since we visited the last time, and it was her first time for our daughter to visit the island. We all had a relaxed holidays. Feel so great now!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I am now into ...

I'm now so much into drawn thread work. It's a simple work but takes sooooooooo much time! Gee, it took me more than a couple hours just to finish those cross motieves on linen. I really like it. I guess this handwork is not popular any longer, but I wonder if anyone out there enjoys the work just like I do???

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

with the same fabrics

I made a bag for my daughter using the same fabrics I used for her new skirt. I really love the cute red pompon tape. I've been selling the tapes ever since I'd opened my online shop, Atelier JADE. But it's my first time that I myself use it! Hehehe! Now I'll keep using it since it's super cute!

Atelier JADE

Friday, March 07, 2008

a new skirt to my girl

Here I made a new skirt to my five-year-old daughter using linen and cute heavy cotton flower print. What do you think? It'll be a treat for her as she'll move on to the eldest grade at her pre-school from April. Here in Japan, all school starts new school year from April.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Happy Hina-Matsuri Day to all girls!

March 3 is Hina-Matsuri Day here in Japan. It's a girl's festival day. The photo is from our family hina dolls. When I was born in 1974, my grandpa bought a beautiful and gorgeous set of Hina Dolls, one Princess, one Prince three female servants, three male servants and five male musicians. Now they all belong to my daughter who is five.
Happy Hina-Matsuri Day to all girls out there!

do we look alike, eh?

Last Saturday, my five-year-old daughter stayed with me at my zakka botique, and my best friend dropped in with some goodies. She made crochet hair accessories with linen yarns for us. So here we are! Can you tell which is me???

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Liberty fabrics from London!

My husband was in the UK for a week on business and brought me back some gorgeous fabrics from the Liberty in London. We do have made-in-Japan Liberty, too. But those are different and more expensive to buy in Japan. Hooray, what am I gonna make with these? Umm...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Workshop: Zakka Style Covered Button

I now have classes at my own zakka boutique. I started it last fall. And now I'm opening new classes for English speakers, too. Would you like to make linen and lace covered buttons in zakka style at our zakka boutique?

If you're interested, feel free for inquiry.
atelierjadejapan at gmail dot com

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you out there!!

HELLO, hello, HELLO!!
How have you been? Hope you guys are doing great! Here in Japan, we're having a cold winter this year. We already had some snow in Tokyo/Yokohama area, which is quite unusual!!
It's Feb. 14 today and ... Yes, it's a day to celebrate our love, right? Wishing your day is filled with lots of love and joy!
bunch of love from Shonan,