When my friend went to Japan for 3 weeks to spend time with her family, she brought back an adorable little gift for me. It was a small package containing fabric and instructions for making a small triangle shaped pouch. The pouch I made was very tiny (about 1 1/2 inches long on… Read More
When the colored leaves begin to fall, I know that the hand warmer season has begun. Unlike structured gloves or mittens, the hand warmer allows for more flexibility. Without taking them off, I can pay a cashier using my credit card or pick up the bills and coins from my wallet. I can… Read More
It’s 3 o’clock and tea time! Shall we have a cup of green tea and dango? Dango is a Japanese sweet dumpling made from mochiko (rice flour). It tastes like mochi but is not as sticky and pairs perfectly with green tea. The flavor in the picture above is called “mitarashi… Read More
I lived in big cities, small towns, and the countryside in Japan when I was a child. Like everyone, I have many memories from my childhood. I remember the beautiful Koi fish in the small pond in my grandma’s garden, the plum trees that my mom made plum pickles… Read More
When my daughter was in elementary school, I used to knit her all kinds of scarves and sweaters to wear. As she grew older, my focus shifted to my two other babies; wiener dogs named Cocoa and Haru. Like many other dog owners, I constantly… Read More
Hello! I am excited to start this journey, and share my crafting experiences and little adventures.