Saturday, November 24, 2007

I love lothantique

Lothantique is a bath and beauty products company.
My boyfriend loves perfume and soaps, candles whose are all about "smell" products.He often go there so that I knew there.
Soap is an important ingredients for starter of a day.
Good smell soap relieves or refresh my mind.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Got back home

I was looking at my pictures of the hats I made three years ago.

I am making same style of the hats but it was little bit different from currently I am making.

Colors, shapes..

The hats remind me I was just moved to Vancouver and walking around to show my products for stores in town by myself.
I thought then I made a lot of effort more than now.

Still I am making effort for everything I do, but at the time just I came here was very different.

I didn't know about anyone besides my boyfriend and his family, how is the town, how are the stores around here..I have to cultivate everything. It was hard but same time very exciting moment.

Recentry I am thinking about what is the certain "my style"

I already discovered it but still I am feeling not enough to find certain style.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

A story of " Memory Lane"

Memory Lane-

Its a street name in Sidney Vancouver island, also my signature hats name.

When I just came to Canada which was 2004,
I started to make the style with materials currently I am using.

First I made the style with different materials in 1998.
It was when I joined a craft event made by my friends, I tryed to make a style no one made.

Mostly people remind for "crochet hats", are beenies or tams and kind of "hippie" or "granny" or "reggae, black music inspired" hat.
I wanted to get out that taste and make them more cute, mid century inspired.
Now I am making several design of the series but the fast one is very simply, just brown and navy and regular wool yarns.
Unfortunately I don't have the photo for the fast one but my friend still has it..

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

These songs are my memory songs,
probably this is little sound funny for people know me at present time.. in 90s, I was working at a Jamaican record store in Tokyo for a few years.
While I was working in there, I went to Reggae Clubs every weekends with my friends.
Dancing and drinking untill morning.. waiting for first train.. tons of crows in the early morning..
it was crazy, great memories.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Found a treasure

I found a small treasure at a craft fair.

Misterious butterfly pin.

Created by eloi - she creates cute, chic jewllery.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Sunday treat

I love having waffles on Sunday morning. (Well tomorrow is still Saturday..)

I often make them on Sundays.

The other day I made waffles with fresh whipping cream and maple walnuts.

It was so good, we couldn't stop eating!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Long, rusting tracks

Long, rusting train tracks -

We went to a junction for photo shooting.

I felt like travelling a different world.
Long, long rail tracks from under my feet and I could see some beautiful mountains further there.

little bit of darkness and beautiful view - strange contrast.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Holiday is coming soon..

Once Halloween was over, as soon as the mood changed into holiday seasons in cities and TV commercials.. Most busiest season in a year is coming.

Well, holiday season is baking season.

I love baking. I often bake treats.

My faborite smells in baking process are..

#1 smells of making berry jam - It is like a smell of lovery moment.

#2 smells of caramelised sugar - Sweet but little bit bitter, as my life.

#3 smells of opening the oven once finished baking - Mellow and aromatic, waiting for the moment!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

fairy tale mushrooms

Do you remember the mushroom with red roof and white spots in fairy tale?

They are based on"Amanita muscaria mushrooms". I heard about it from my boyfriend.
The other day,we found them while walking and they remind him his childhood.

He was interested in mushrooms in his childhood.

And the"Amanita...mushroom" was special kind for him - they are rare and he was dreamed about to see them.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween magic

Yesterday, my feeling was kind of sad in the evening.

Everyone get out home for Halloween parties and sound of fireworks everywhere, but my boyfriend must work next day and we just staying at home.

After the dinner we went out for a walk.

The atmosphere of around our place was different from usually we were walking at night.

Kids were walking around to get the treat and houses were beautifully decorated, candle lights..
Then I back home, I was satisfied having a good time for the walking and appreciated for the Autumn scenes here.