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

It’s not my birthday…

…but this week I seem to be getting the presents. I got home the other day to find a little cardboard box waiting for me* with some fabulous printed African fabric in it… Continue reading

Dark days

It seems to be a while since I did a fashiony sort of post, but after reading the post on Colette Patterns about sewing and wearing black outfits, I started thinking about the… Continue reading

Kitty wrestling

Still at work on the translation… while checking out people’s blogs, of course (I really need to focus!). My mind is so much in Japan recently what with reading all about kimono and… 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

Pool hair

Not being able to run is doing my head in.* It’s also doing my hair in, because I’m having to go swimming instead**, and as if I don’t already have crap enough hair… Continue reading

Maternity mystery

I bet that’s got your attention. However, no, I do not have any news to announce (in fact, if I did have news of that nature, it would REALLY be a mystery, especially… 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

Vicarious cocktail hour

It’s cocktail hour, but I don’t drink, and I’m at home slaving away at my translation anyway, or I would be if I weren’t writing a blog post. Woops! Anyway, for those of… Continue reading

Yay for yukata

Although I haven’t had time to make any new pieces for my label for ages, I’ve been thinking a lot about kimono lately – mainly because I’m in the process of translating a… Continue reading