Monday, July 12, 2010

Baby kimono made by Tenugui(hand towel)

Hi, One of my customer asked me to make a baby kimono.
The picture's kimono was made by Tenugui(Hand towel).
It will be comfortable for the baby to wear!!(Because, TENUGUI is normally made by very fine 100% cotton)
In my shop, TENUGUI is a popular item for scarf, table centre, quilt works.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

KAZUYO'S COLLECTION Tanabata - star festival -

Hi, today, 7th of July is "TANABATA -star festival".

The Milton state school invited me to have the Japanese tea ceremony and Tanabata festival" today.

I asked the kids "Who is the lady?".
The answers were funny, "Geisya girl!!"
I said the kids "We can not serve SAKE today, we will serve Japanese tea!"

Anyway, they enjoyed the Japanese tea ceremony with their interest and tasted the Japanese green tea and sweet(KONPEITOH).

After we had the TANABATA festival with Origami and wish card.
Thanks for inviting us in the kid's world!!

What's the TANABATA festival?
The festival originates from Chinese legend of the two bright stars, Altair and Vega. Vega(Orihime) was weaving lady and Altair(Hikoboshi), a cowherd boy. They loved each other. They had so much fun and stopped working hard. The king was upset and separated them by the Milky way. He allowed them to meet once a year across the Milky way on the 7th of July.

On the day, people decorate bamboo with paper strips and ornaments. It is believed that a wish comes true when you write your wish on the strip and hang it on the bamboo.

The Japanese art & craft, tea shop, Kazuyo's collection has the 1st anniversary sale on the 10th of July at 98 Latrobe tce Paddington!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

vintage kimono bag with leather

I have just done my next goal how the vintage kimono revive as a long life!!
The vintage kimono has a history which somebody enjoyed "kimono life" and finally came out in the antique market". I have been making the vintage kimono bags for 5 years. But always worry about the bag's life. Especially, The corner of bottom of bags.
This year, I had a chance to get an industrial sewing machine. It's not for mass production, it's for the leather's work. As you feel that kimono and black is a matching colour, That means leather should be matching with vintage kimonos!! I really would like show the real these works.
If you live in around Brisbane, please have a look my new works. It will make you happy feeling for vintage kimonos.
Kazuyo's collection
98 Latrobe tce Paddington, Brisbane