Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Interesting birds

Nova scotia has great wild life.
Unfortunatery I couldn't see Moose(I saw micky moose on a wall, as a photo) - I saw interesting birds.

an  awl in the woods

Various kind of wood peckers - this is hairy wood pecker  
Ring neck pheasant, this isn't my shot I was trying to take photos but he was really spooky and walked fast.I couldn't get a good photo.

This isn't wild, but he used to work with a person called curly.
I saw the mickey moose at a restaurant called curly portable's.

Well this is the final travering report - it was fun!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


The dog came to us with super fast run, jumping around, say hi to us and storm like run back to his home.  
This is back to my trip report - 
I went to Prospect, there is a fisherman's village, famous for fresh lobsters. 
I first time saw frozen ocean.
The place has an amazing view, looked like the end of ground or an another planet.
I uploaded some photos of my trip on flickr.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Cool sweater

I wrote about my trip since last few days, but today's subject is not about it.
I was just back to Vancouver yesterday, and today I went to a store called "one of a few".
They have a lot of unique and beautiful stuff.
I bought an interesting sweater by American Retro.
It has beautiful shape, a taste of late 70s - early 80s.
Well I will write about my trip next time.
I took tons of photos in Halifax.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Travel report 2

Halifax is a historical harbour town.
There is a titanic cemetery in downtown, some old buildings too.

The second day of the night was a snow storm -
I couldn't sleep because the wind was so strong and scared me.
Next morning was a black out until late afternoon, it was a bit crazy weather matter but snow covered everything beautifully white.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Nova Scotia

I  love flight pictures.

melt and protect the frosts

Now I'm in Nova scotia.
It was too cold to take best shots at outside but I took a few shots in town and forests.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas house

I made a ginger bread house, it is second experience for me.
The first was in my childhood. I was in Japan, probably around 10 years old, very fascinated about christmas tradition. I knew about it by the magazine my mother bought always.
I tried to make it and it was succeed as I remember -  I'm not sure it was very beautiful or not.
Anyways this is the second time to make it.

I don't know about it was well done - but I made it with heart!
Happy holidays,
I will be out of town untill 29th, ll report about halifax during the trip.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Snow birthday

2days ago, it was my birthday - snow in the morning, rain alot in the evening.
It was a good day, working hard in the day and dine out in the evening.
My boyfriend took me to a Japanese restaurant, Kingyo.
They are stylish restaurant.
I bought a small camera for my work and blogs and nice jeans for my treat.

Well - my memories of birthdays were always not too special.
I have bad memories in some of my birthday too, haha.
I think "birthday" is just an odinaly day but in generally people hope it will be a special day, so that's the reason why the days of memories for my birthday were "not too good".
Anyways I had fun in these years of my birthday since came to Canada.
Thank you for my parents, gave birth to me!


Sunday, December 7, 2008


I found a cool boutique at close by my place.
I didn't realise there is a boutique before, it is kind of "as know as" store to me.
A happy found!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Time flue by

The November was like time flue by. Days passed so fast, and then December is a time of the year, busiest month -
busy for working, maybe partying a lot, my birthday is on 12th, Christmas, newyears eve..

Liz Elaine featured my item on her blog, thank you for the featuring.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

A beautiful evening

Did you see the sky in this evening?
It was beautiful sunset, the sky was in a graceful pink.
(this is for Vancouver BC area)
There are fog around, it refrect the sunlight and the air looked like pink.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Fun to perform

As I wrote, I just finished a show on Saturday.
There was a lecture  and performance about Indonesian music(Gamelan).
Music performed by Gita Asmara, I am a part of them as one of a dancer.
I danced just by myself at the show, it was really exciting time. 
The boy on the photo is my friend "Dede", my dance teacher's son.
He is so cute.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Small, brown strange..

Do you know Cheburashka?
It is Russian cartoon, I knew about it in 90s.It is originally written  by Russian writer Eduard Uspensky in 60s.
I like the charactor and the sadness in the movie.
I made a bonnet with ears.
The ears are not as big as the charactor of the cartoon, kind of gentle ears.
The bonnet is maden with 100% fine wool,warm and cozy. 
I like to use the wool for this item rather than synthetic materials, of course it is warm, has long life, rich and chunky texture.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Midnight express

Midnight Express is a 70's movie, directed by Alan Parker.
The story is about a guy was caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey.
It is actually like a bad dream - after watched the movie, probably you can appreciate your usual life.
I was stick to the movie all the time - story and atmosphere, actors are all great, the sound track is also good, it is well done movie(I will notice about the movie is including violence scenes) . 


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Japanese food motives

My favorite food is Sushi.
The most I like sushi-ingredient is uni, but it is hard to make it for the motif, so I made sokeye salmon.

The event, "Eat it" is still continuing. 

Friday, November 7, 2008

Still I can't cross fingers with my left hand..probably it will getting better shortly.
By the way..
I am looking for christmas gifts, it is hard to choose. .
Here I picked up some from etsy,
they gonna be a cute stocking stuffers or tyny gifts.

A strawberry ornament - looks charming, by fernanimals

Super cute rooster egg stand cover, by bigsister

Sponge holder, I like the idea! By khphillips

Thursday, November 6, 2008

cat umbrella

This is a cat umbrella - not for cat, for human.
The other day I got an umbrella but it didn't look like special, I made an embroidery on it.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

thank you for the featuring

I cutted my left second finger today, it was bleeding so much, I've never seen such amount of my blood. 
But it wasn't too bad, I took some medicine and rest my left hand (am typing this with only right hand) while, now my finger looks better. Hopefully no more bleeding, 
wish I can clossing my fingers with my left hand, mmm.
 by the way - thank you for featuring the column, fierceandnerdy- 
my hat is on their 6th november issue.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My Hibiscus

I have a hibiscus tree at home.
The flowers look like should bloom soon.
The first one was already gone in last week, it was beautiful.
The flower didn't open the last year,  so I was waiting the moment to see the blooming.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


When I listened the sound of water dropping on a iron plate, it remind me the sound of "suikinkutsu".
Even I was in the kitchen, the sound brought me mind trip to Japanese garden.

This is a discription from Wikipedia.
suikinkutsu (水琴窟? literally "water koto cave") is a type of Japanese garden ornament and music device. It consists of an upside down buried pot with a hole at the top. Water drips through the hole at the top onto a small pool of water inside of the pot, creating a pleasant splashing sound that rings inside of the pot similar to a bell or a Japanese zither called koto. It is usually built next to a traditional Japanese stone basin called chozubachi, part of a tsukubai for washing hands before the Japanese tea ceremony.

You can hear the sound from here.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Notes from my store : thank you and considering

After the etsy interview, 
I was incrediblly busy - I 'd like to say thank you for everyone who looked at my store.
I can have more confidence and believe my work more by the thing happened during in the last week, and then heart warming messages made me really happy.
It was really great week, but I  will keep my best work as usual, as well as I can.    
Again thank you for all people supporting me.
You can read the interview from here

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cheese cake hunter

I am the cheese cake hunter..

Currently my best cheese cake in town is "tree's organic coffee"'s.
Their new york cheese cake is so good. Not too thick, not too light.

The second is Granville island's new york cheese cake. 
Their one is very heavy, it can be a meal almost..!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Interesting photos

I found an interesting photographer, Beata(the photos by Beata Bernina).
I was Looking at her photographs and felt like taking a trip to Asian countries.   
You can look at her works at 

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New shoes

Umeboshi is a beautiful shoe store on Main street.
Yesterday when I took in the middle way to go home from my dance practice, I went the store.
I guess I was messy look and I am hegitated to go in the beautiful store, but I couldn't help to go there, I needed a pair of new winter shoes.
I bought a pair of  shoes and then satisfied..
Wearing new shoes is feeling great, it remind me my memories of childhood.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Magazine and blackberry soda

I love reading magazines, my favorite is I-D magazine.
They have interesting interviews for fashionistas and subcultural people every issue.
Their web site is cool too.

By the way I often make treats.
The other day I made black berry soda with my homemade Jam.
To make it, put in the jam in your favorite glass and pour soda, stir it.
If you desired, put on the peppermint reaf on the soda.
Its very easy and great for refreshment.


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Thank you!

In these a few days here, the weather became like a winter.
Dry and sunny, crisp wind - It remind me Japanese early winter.

The other day, when I took a seat on a bus and I saw a person was wearing my hat.
I felt happy to see the scene and it makes my heart warm.
I wanted to talk with her but I didn't do it.
Thank you for all people who enjoy my hats!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Silver dollar

I love silver dollar plants.They look like they have beautiful pearl color leaves, actually the pearl parts are seeds pods.

When the plants are in gardens, the pods don't look like pearl color.

They have shells outside, the pearl color appears once you peel the shells.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Eat it - Japanese food

"Eat it - Japanese food" is an event for my store.
There is still a few of items, but I couldn't wait to announce about the event untill more items are finished .
Now I am very inspired by Japanese foods from some reason.
This is my first piece for the Eat it series, California roll toque.

Monday, August 18, 2008


The other day, I went to a store called "chick pea" to deliver their order.
One of my hat is featuring in their web site and store cards.

I took some pictures by my phone but I couldn't transfer them to computer.I don't know why. Anyways there is a beautiful store, they keep their style always.

Also my hat is featuring in "Rajul Paris" Blog.

Thank you very much for both of featuring!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Italian soda

I took a walk to have a good Italian soda.
There is a cozy cafe in Kitslano called Arbutus cafe. Their Italian soda is so deliscious!

this photo is by

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

phlly soul

I was interested in to make collection those kind(phlly soul) of records before, but then I was really into roots reggae music, so I couldn't buy those records.It was long time ago.
Now I am interested in to listen philly soul again. Probably it will be my second record collection.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Cool finder - report 2

I bought a pair of earrings fromJeremy Dane Studio Glass.
His works are very modern and simple, cool look.
I want to have those sushi plates one day..

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The mauveis sang

I watched a movie called "Mauveis sang(Bad blood)".
It is a french 80s movie.
The movie doesn't look like 80s film -Kind of dark, interesting cinematography, mysterious love story.
The main charactor is working on the street, his father is killed by someone.
He and his father's friends commit a crime, and then he met a girl(Juliette Binoche) who loves his father's friend, he is falling in love with her.
The main charactor has a girlfriend too.
It is interesting about friendship of the main charactor and the mysterious girl.

It remind me Wong Ka Wai's chinese movie called "In the mood for love".

Monday, June 30, 2008

Cool Finder - Report 1

I like to go to thrift store or vintage store sometimes -

I found these shoes at a thrift store.

This is a funky beaded bag, found at a vintage store.