August 25, 2009

Dressmaking 2

I thought the last dressmaking would be my first and last attempt but I made another one again!
This time there's no button or zipper closure, it's a simple slip-on dress that ties both sides at the waist with a thin black ribbon for a fitting form. I must have bought this cotton batik fabric in Singapore over 10 years ago but it's a perfect piece and I think the fabric pattern all worked well in the dress.
I can feel the summer slowly ending as it's getting cooler in the mornings and evenings, but I suppose I would still be able to wear this dress for a little while.


August 24, 2009

Fashion illustration

Just recently, I met a talented illustrator Miwa Goto. She's based in Paris and her works can be seen in fashion magazines like Vogue Nippon, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazzar etc... and many more.
I really love her distinct edgy lines, the colors and how her art is full of life and movement with stories. Here are some of her wonderful illustrations!

先日ゴトウミワさんと言うステキなイラストレータを紹介してもらいました。彼女はパリ在住でVogue Nippon, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazzar など、いろんなファッション誌やグッズで作品を掲載して活躍されています。エッジーなラインや色の使い方、ストーリーいっぱいで生き生きと動いているアートがとても楽しくて好きです!

A B C.... I love these alphabets!

Here, you can read her logo "MIWA GOTO"

August 22, 2009

Fruitful Tree

Look what I found on the way back from the beach today. Kiwi fruit growing on tree in someone's yard! I guess the climate in Hayama is warm enough to bear this many fruit!


August 19, 2009

Work in progress completed

Finally, finished what was in process...

Rose Ribbon Brooch

Fuzzy Pompom Chain Necklace

Blue and White Ribbon Brooch

They will be at Wonderland Workshop this soon so stay tuned!

最近終わらせたこれらの作品、近いうちにWonderland Workshopでもみられるのでお楽しみに!

August 17, 2009

Summer passing by...

I had been so busy working on production for a few projects back to back and hadn't been able to update for a while! I realize that my last post was about my handmade work in progress, but that's been put on hold and they aren't finished just yet. Almost, but not quite. In the mean time though, I am also in the mood to make another summer dress before the summer ends so that should be another post coming up. (... and I thought my last dress making would be the first and last attempt!)

It's already past mid-August. Summer is still here but it seems like it's passing by so fast. Too fast! There are still a few more things I want to do before the end of the season and hope to go to the beach once again... this is a picture I shot with a Holga camera years ago in Izu. I love how the colors are so vivid yet tone is so vague and nostalgic. Some what like a dream...




August 6, 2009

Working in progress

Stay tuned to how these works in progress turn out to be...

August 4, 2009

Japan Summer Lanterns

A Bon-Odori (dance) festival in Ebisu this past weekend.

August 2, 2009

I have a shop!

Yes, I have a shop !
It is called Wonderland Workshop and if you like any of my creations, you can take a look at them here at my shop on Etsy. Please come visit!!

I am excited to have this wonderful place to share and sell my creations with many other creative talents selling online. I will still continue to update my handmade things on this blog, but I wanted to share with you a new and exciting step I am leaping into!

Thank you for all of you who encouraged me to get my action going!!

Etsy Wonderland Workshop でご覧いただけます。ぜひ来てみてください!



August 1, 2009

Happy August

Out to the same beach again as last weekend in Hayama and enjoyed the beautiful sunset... so nice...
It's been a great summer so far.