Sunday, July 29, 2012

20 vintage kimono bags to Brisbane Grammar Art Show

 After finished The Botanique Bazaar at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Garden. Last 2 weeks, I made 20 Vintage kimono bags for Brisbane Grammar Art Show(Open Day). This year, I still stuck with SHOBORI, but also Vintage sash and Vintage Girl's red kimonos. I am pretty happy for the finished. Most of all designs are very classic in my works. 

The art show, There are many works for painting, sculpture, pottery. I saw many famous painter's works from Lethbridge Gallery(Paddington) too.

I appreciate the BGS still keep inviting me to the show. Many thanks! ARIGATO.
Shibori Haori (Jacket)bag with a brooch

Shibori kimono, Lady's kimono

 Vintage sash "Nishijin" (20's) with Brown leather
Shibori kimono, Vintage sash(20's)

 Vintage sash (Taisho era, Nishijin) with red leather

 Modern sash bag and purse

 Vintage girl's kimonos(20-50's) Vintage red is gorgeous!

The following vegetables in my daughter's hand, which is harvested from my garden. It's also beautiful!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Kimono bag 2012 and Botanique event

Time fly! I have not updated my blog for 6 months.

During the last 6months, I did moving, looking after daughter(Mother knows our main job, It's driver!!!) and gardening, etc... I also start to learn SUMIE(Japanese painting) every week and I am enjoying very much with Mrs Kojima, Sumie Master every week. And Just now, I am back as a vintage kimono lover to make kimono bags. People always looking for something new. I have been thinking all the time if I should challenge new design or mix with other materials, like that. However, my policy is still same, recycle and reuse vintage kimono as a practical use. So, I will keep making bags more and more this year too!

The first poster is the event "Botanique" There are many unique wearable art work with unique background artists. The catwalk must be fun. I will join as a kimono bag maker for the Bazaar and forward the 20 bags and other works from 4th July to 15th July at the Richard Randall Studio, Brisbane Botanic Garden, Mt. Coot-tha, Toowong. The part of money will be donated to the garden. Please visit and have a look!

The messanger bag for practical user! I tried marketing research with my previous customer's shop "Pink on wall" at Graceville. The red SHIBORI must be nice, It's gone quickly!
I still love small kimono bag....So keep making as main work. I like Black and Red combination!
By the way, Do you know what the following flower is ? We can eat it.


Okura's flower is a group of Hibiscus. I did not know about it. How beautiful and pretty it is!