Friday, July 27, 2007

More Kimono Shoes!

Ah, I'm in love. With Hetty Rose Kimono shoes.

As for the SakeOne kimono fashion show, I'll write about that when I get the photos... I was too busy dressing models to take photos or even listen to the music. But it was fun!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Hey! Check out my guide!

I did it. I've taken yet another step to becoming totally ebay-ified, as if I wasn't already. I got up at 6:30 am and wrote a guide to using kimono fabrics for crafts. Please take a look at it and let me know what you think, and submit a happy vote while you're there! If you think it needs revising, let me know about it.

You can find it here: Using kimono fabrics for crafts, quilts and art, a brief primer on kimono fabrics, uses and care.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

One show down, one more to go for July

The Fiber Arts Walk in Sisters, Oregon was so much fun! This was my second year doing the show and I had a great time in my friend Debbie's shop, Wisteria Chic. It was a hot day and I wore my new green shibori yukata. I met a lot of friendly quilters and artists and sold quite a nice bit of fabric.

Up next... the kimono fashion show at Sake'One! I'm so excited. I've never done an event like this, so it's all a bit intimidating, but in a good way. I will certainly post pics after the show. Click on the link to get more details. It will be on the evening of Saturday, July 21 in Forest Grove, OR.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Photos I Like, part I

I really like this photographer's work. Simple black and white photos, but they convey a feeling of sensitivity for the environment and people within it. These are the pictures you take in your mind when you're walking down a city street and see kids looking at toys in a shop, or a father and son walking down the street together. Nothing too complex, just ordinary stuff, but shot in such a way as to make you feel you were getting an honest look at life somewhere else as it is happening, not something staged or set up.

Maybe I'm just a big fan of black and white photography? See more photos at tetsu_awazo's Flickr page.