5.30.2009

Early Summer





It's almost Jun and half a year has gone by already.
I can't believe that time goes by so quickly!!

The good thing is that Summer is right around the corner!! yay!

I am planning to visit my friend in the country next weekend
and I am looking forward to it.


++ I have been included in the 3 Birds Saturday Shopping List and
also Janick featured my linen placemats at creativadoration
today!

Have a great weekend! ox



5.26.2009

Summer dress








I received a package from my aunt last week.
She sent me some summer dresses which she made in different fabrics.

This dress is the one of them she sent me...

When everytime I go back to Japan, I visit her in
Oita
and I always enjoy spending time with her.

I am thinking of her and miss her a lot...

5.22.2009

My vegetable plants






one



two, three tomatoes..



Chingensai (bok choi)



I volunteer in JASA senior center teaching art class every Friday morning and the activity what we did today was watercolor. I always enjoy teaching and have great time with them.

My vegetable plants are getting bigger and what I am so excited about is that I grow them in the city and I can't wait to see some ladybugs and bees visiting my balcony!

Have a great holiday weekend!
ox

5.20.2009

Corner view / tea instead...



3pm...



tea time...



relax...

.............

.......
and then ok, let's go back to work!

++ I don't drink coffee but you can find coffee corner views at Spain daily!

5.18.2009

Stationery & furniture show



beautiful wholesale catalog + Italian cotton ribbon scraps from Angela



and then I made some objects....



I went to the National Stationery show (NSS) & International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) yesterday. Both of them were great shows
and I really enjoyed!


Thank you for the invites, Angela and Chip!


If you are planing to visit there, please stop by their booths!
Albertine Press - Booth# 1934 NSS
Momo Arts Deisgn Collaborative - Booth # 1873 ICFF




Beautiful old stamps from Angela. Thank you for the lovely gift!



After the show, I went to see Joanne who is visiting NY from Montreal with her family. I met her though our blogs and we have known each other for almost a year! I really enjoyed meeting her and we had a great time at Japanese cafe!

5.15.2009

Button collection





My friend sent me some lovely gifts from Japan!
I got some yummy rice crackers, my favorite Earl Grey
tea bags and cute yellow buttons!!
I am so excited to use
these buttons for my craft project!


Have a great weekend!

5.13.2009

Corner view / outdoors









I always bring my small digital camera with me when I go out
and I take some photos whenever I find something caught my attention.....


There are too many buildings in the city but I still see some
pretty flowers on the street!


++ Here are the participants in corner view which is hosted by
jane.
Check them out!


ladybug-zen, ian, bonnie,esti, sophie, cele, modsquad,
caitlin, joyce, ani, couturecoucou, kim, a day that is dessert,
epe, kaylovesvintage, trinsch, c.t.,jeannette, outi,
schanett, ritva, dongdong, francesca, state of bliss, jennifer,
dana, denise, cabrizette, bohemia girl, ruth, dianna, isabelle,
amber, a girl in the yellow shoes, mister e, janis, kari, jgy, jenna,
skymring, elizabeth, audrey, allison, lise, cate, mon, victoria,
crescent moon, erin, otli, amy, ida, caroline, lisa, dorte, kimmie,
la lune dans le ciel, nicola, malo, samantha, kyndale

5.12.2009

Green



I have been very busy lately , so don't have much sleep.
When I am tired and get stress,
plants always make me feel calm and relaxed....







They are getting bigger day by day. mmmm yummy...


++ Oh, I love
this video! Please check it out!

5.08.2009

Line drawing







She is going back to the forest....







From my old sketch book....

++ I am planning to go to the
National Stationery Show next Sunday to visit,
booth no. 1934. Thank you for the invite, Angela! I am so excited to see
a variety of beautiful letterpress greeting cards there!


Have a great weekend, everyone!

5.06.2009

Corner view / shopping







One of my favorites is Union Square Greenmarket which I often buy some fresh fruits, vegetables and plants. Especially, I love to buy all kinds of apples there.
They are very fresh and I love the smell of apples...






Right now, lilacs are in bloom all over at the market and
It's the season which I didn't know until I went there...


Here are the participants in corner view which is hosted by jane.
Check them out!


ladybug-zen, ian, bonnie,esti, sophie, cele, modsquad,
caitlin, joyce, ani, couturecoucou, kim, a day that is dessert,
epe, kaylovesvintage, trinsch, c.t.,jeannette, outi,
schanett, ritva, dongdong, francesca, state of bliss, jennifer,
dana, denise, cabrizette, bohemia girl, ruth, dianna, isabelle,
amber, a girl in the yellow shoes, mister e, janis, kari, jgy, jenna,
skymring, elizabeth, audrey, allison, lise, cate, mon, victoria,
crescent moon, erin, otli, amy, ida, caroline, lisa, dorte, kimmie,
la lune dans le ciel, nicola, malo, samantha, kyndale

5.03.2009

Tomato plant







I am waiting for my tomatoes to become red and get bigger.
mmmm... I can't wait... Should I make tomato sauce pasta or salad ??

5.01.2009

Mother's day giveaway at GoodLife {eats}







Mother's day is just around the corner!
GoodLife {eats} is having a mother's day kitchen event giveaway.
There are so many great prizes for lucky readers
.
Here are the rules of the contest.




One of their prizes, I am donating my napkins and coasters
(green/ set of 2) for this giveaway!


Please go over to GoodLife {eats} to leave a comment
for a chance to win! Good luck!


(sorry, this contest is open to US residents only)