30 September 2010

Another day in Sheffield

It is a lovely sunny day and I am almost feeling optimistic about life!

After hearing many comments made at the Art in the Garden event about my kanzashi I have decided to make some which are more suitable for weddings.

I have another two designs that need to be made into tiaras but I have two that are ready to go.

Let me know what you think!

22 September 2010

A quick update on my life!

Ok update time!

I have been applying for stalls at Christmas Markets and although I failed to get one with Candy Craft Market at the Millennium Gallery, I succeed in getting one at the Crucible which is great! This will be held on the 27 November 2010 so if you are around then why not visit!

I'm still not sure how I should finish off the kusudama.

Should I make it in the traditional way or use it to make a modern kanzashi?

Oh and finally Lyuba and I have been arranging the first and second Kimono de Jack UK event which is very exciting. Lyuba has been a very busy bee getting a twitter and blogger account for Kimono de Jack UK and I just created the Facebook group so that we have a place to share all the photos and announce events for members.

The first one will be held on 23 October at Trafalgar Square in London and there is not plans on what we are going to do. We will probably enjoy the sights and sounds of London, take lots of photos and exchange kitsuke ideas.

The second one is on 13 November at Stables Market in Camden where we will be visit a new Tea Bar (YUMMY). Obviously we will be eating, drinking and shopping at Camden Market so if you are going to turn up in kimono make sure your kitsuke is robust!

The extent we are willing to go just to wear kimono is extreme!

11 September 2010

A weeks worth of Etsy listing and still more

I have listed items on etsy for the last 6 days and I still have a lot of items to post.

I think I will be spending another 3 weeks, listing everyday before I have used up all the Art in the Garden stock. To make things worse I have more designs popping into my head that I would like to make and sell. These will be more in the style of fascinators that one sees in shops but using tsumami flowers and more subdue colour co-ordinations. Still using bold colours of course or what is the point of a fascinator.

Oh well no rest for the creative mind.

7 September 2010

Finally recovered from the weekend!

Wow what a hectic weekend!

For all you people who do not know, I had a stall at the Art in the Garden event in Sheffield Botanical Garden selling my kanzashi. Although I didn't sell out (which I didn't expect too), I received a lot of positive comments for my creations with many people saying that it is nice to see something different. Also quite a few of my business cards were taken so hopefully they will become future orders!

Of course to receive maximum attention I had to wear one of my bold kimono and what better then my new purple yabane ko-furisode. My helper for the weekend, April (who was kind enough volunteer her time and effect) also brought along her kimono to wear. So a big thank you to April!

Unfortunately I don't seem to have any photos of myself in kimono despite spending a total of 17 hours in kimono (which is a record for me). Never mind but I did notice a lot of people taking pictures of April and I, so one is bound to pop up on flickr for me to copy (I hope).

Anyway, now I have the long task of listing my kanzashi onto my etsy shop which I'm looking forward too.