Category Archive: kimono

Boro’d time

Don’t I look young in this picture? That’s because it is from three years ago. Yes, back in 2016 I started altering this child’s kimono* that I brought back from Tokyo some time… Continue reading

Bomber + brocade

When a dress has been three years in the making, it’s worth showing it off a bit, right? I bought this turquoise number for $3.99 at Savers while on a bloggers’ getaway in… Continue reading

Bloggers on the Bellarine

So, it’s that time of the month again – no, I’m not talking about lady days, as one of my friends has so charmingly named what others might call “the curse”, I’m referring… Continue reading

Crop & Tails to kick off 2013

Happy 2013! Did you enjoy your holidays? I’ve just got back from a week in Laos, which I will post about later, but I thought I would kick off the new year with… Continue reading

I blame it on the cupcakes

Contrary to popular belief (or maybe just wishful thinking on my part), it’s not every day that I get to eat delicious cupcakes, hang out with people who actually make an effort with… Continue reading

One night – three fashion shows

It was day one of Self-stitched September yesterday, but more on that later… it was also day three of Fashion Week so fittingly I attended three – quite different -fashion shows. First up… Continue reading

Message to Melburnians

Just a quick one today to let you know that if you live in Melbourne you can experience the unparalleled thrill of listening to me rabbit on about my creations, life, and other… Continue reading

19 steps to frustration

So the kimono book translation is over and the checking begins. The last chapter was probably the trickiest as it was the chapter on how to actually wear the kimono, as in, how… Continue reading

The final chapter

I’m into the sixth week of a translating job and amazingly am on schedule… in fact today I got up to the final chapter. Yay! As it’s a book about kimono I thought… Continue reading

Bagging a bargain

I’ve been showing off my dresses a lot lately, so here’s a break for anyone whose eyes are sick of the sight of me prancing around in the backyard! As part of a… Continue reading