While having a rose garden at home, caring and gardening the roses can be rewarding but also relentless. Once the roses commence it’s bloom, the garden is well looked after by my husband, while my daily chores (as an assistant) is cleaning and sweeping. As the flowers fade to the end of life, the petal feather down, especially during the rain, moist and wind. To save the flowers for a little while longer, the flowerpots are often rushed for cover protection from the rain. Dead flowers take away the vista of the rose garden. The treasure of having a rose garden is of course, the everyday beauty of blossoms, a picturesqueness at times seems endless. However, every organic life has its limits, as we do. To preserve the beauteousness the house turns into a shelter for ‘dry roses’. 見事な薔薇園になった今年。主人は10年近く薔薇を大切に植えていますがやっとコツがわかった！と自負。自負ができるほど今年は素晴らしく咲いた年を言えると思います。 「咲かせるのは男の仕事」・「綺麗にするのは女の仕事」という分担で春の一ヶ月間はほぼ毎朝お庭の掃除に明け暮れる日々が続きました。花は雨、風を嫌います。綺麗は花は旬をすぎると朽ちていきます。花びらが散ります。それを片付けます。そんな繰り返しかな？（笑） 花の時期を見ながら「ドライフラワー」作りもしてみました。３分咲きのもの、５分咲きのもの、７分咲きのもの。いろいろと試してみると多々の形状に残っていくものです。色も残るお花と黒くなっていく花と色々とあり、発見を楽しんでいきます。 Another challenge, tried this year is making ‘rose oils’. With such numerous DIY projects and information from the internet, a bucket full of collected petals were soaked in jojoba oil, first kept over a …
I’ve been doing a lot of craftwork lately and I’ve finally managed to renew my ‘craft shop’ at ETSY | CraftsvillaTOKYO with new collections of handmade BAGs. Most of my craftwork are ‘fabric arts’, a lot of sewing, a lot of stitches and sashiko works. Just recently was lucky to encounter some Kantha fabrics from India which has inspired my creativity to do something more different, think different. All off my craftwork are a one of kind and perhaps as with any artist, motivation and idea are given for just one item and then to moves on to the next. Links from this site will jump to my ETSY site, CraftsvillaTOKYO. Here are some of the recent craftwork….see more to visit my CraftsvillaTOKYO shop. ついつい怠り気味のクラフトワーク・サイトでしたが、、 海外のクリエイターがあつまるETSYサイト ETSY site, CraftsvillaTOKYO をリニューアルしました。 ファブリックアートを中心に最近はバック作りにちょっとハマり気味。 インドからカンサ生地を手に入れ、念願のカンサバックを作って見たり。 趣味サイトですがご興味の方、お立ち寄り頂けると幸いです。 単品ばかりですが心を込めてつくった作品です。宜しくお願いします。 保存保存
Couple of months have passed (already) since I purchased this dream machine ‘Bernina Sewing Machine’, the 530 series. Apart from ordinary sewing, I fell in love with this machine wanting to go free motion
Things you love and done during one’s childhood, seem to come back over the course of your life. ‘Sewing’and ‘patchwork’ had been one of my favorite things to do at home,
I am opening a ‘my own’ craft shop within this website. The craft goods are all (my) ‘handmade’, fabric art, knitting, crochet and patchwork, etc.etc. which I love investing time on to add a spice of creativity into my daily life.
This is an apron is made from large tea towel fabric, beautiful flower collage designed by an Artist, Starla M. Halfmann. It’s a relatively small apron made to fit a junior high girl size (Japanese children size 160), see my niece reference photo below. It is available at my Etsy site, if anyone is interested in purchasing this item.
Starting to feel autum-ish….. as the summer heats slowly starts to shy away as the days pass through September. A tea cosy with a cute pink canary attached, which has been released at my ETSY site. 秋めいてきました。 造るものも少し秋〜冬へと頭が自然に変わっていきます。 「カナリアとティーコーザー」。 ETSYのサイトに出ています。 保存 保存 保存
I’ve been doing sewing lately with fabrics which I’ve kept and stored for long. Here are some of my DIY Aprons which I just opened a small shop at ETSY for anyone interested to purchase. All items are all handmade and one of a kind.
Summer DIY…… This is a tea towel (purchased at Antropologie Honolulu by an artist – Holly Frean) converted into an apron for my niece, who has stared to take interest in cooking.