Japan

Cinti visits Japan…again!

Cinti visits Japan…again!

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You may not have noticed unless you follow me on Instagram, but I was in Japan last week for a short and amazing break. Here are some of the colourful highlights. Osaka Kyoto Nara All these photos were taken with my new fave camera Fujifilm Finepix X100. Most were taken on one of the various auto functions and have only…

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Paper Balloon Inspiration…

Paper Balloon Inspiration…

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I couldn’t resist sharing these amazing images taken by Ebony of Hello Sandwich, of the paper balloon installation at the mt Expo in Tokyo. Is your mind blown? You can see more photos over here on the Hello Sandwich blog. And if you want to recreate this installation (on a smaller scale) you can get your Japanese paper balloons here……

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Blythe 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Blythe 10th Anniversary Exhibition

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Yes, I’m still talking about Japan, bear with me… Pilgrim and I were so lucky to catch this amazing Blythe Doll exhibition during our last few days in Tokyo, it was in the Parco Department store gallery space. Called ’10 Happy Memories’ it’s a collection of every Blythe doll that has ever been released in Japan. WoW! I believe it…

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Marimekko e-Mook

Marimekko e-Mook

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I almost forgot to tell you about one of my last book purchases in Tokyo. It’s a Marimekko e-Mook. An e-Mook is all the rage in Japan apparently, a cross between a magazine and a book, with the kicker being a premium gift all for around $15. There were a heap of fashion labels doing them with some worthwhile gifts,…

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I ♥ Japanese Bookshops

I ♥ Japanese Bookshops

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I came back with only a handful of books from my trip to Japan, not because they were expensive or the choice was poor, on the contrary. The selection and prices were amazingly good, but unfortunately books are heavy, so I had to control myself. Our hotel was next door to a massive bookshop, so I spent plenty of time…

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Blythe Stylin’ – Perty gets a Kimono

Blythe Stylin’ – Perty gets a Kimono

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I couldn’t resist making Perty a kimono, especially after picking up these adorable Blythe sized Geta sandals and Tabi sock combo (Japanese flip flops with special toe socks) from Junie Moon in Tokyo. It’s technically a Yukata as it is made of cotton for informal wear. I used some of my fabric scraps, and fittingly, I think the fabric I…

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Japan hearts Miffy…

Japan hearts Miffy…

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Most of you probably know and love Miffy, she is just the most adorable bunny that ever existed, yes? Well the Japanese seem to think so. They love Miffy BIG TIME! Probably not as much as Hello Kitty, but quite a lot. She is on everything you could possibly think of.I thought I’d share my Miffy purchases with you…You have…

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pom pom maker

How To: Use a Pom Pom Maker

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I picked up this awesome set of Pom Pom makers in Japan at the most amazing department store called Tokyu Hands. Tokyu Hands is my idea of crafty heaven, it has everything a crafty person could ever dream of wanting, and then a million things more. I’ve always wanted one of these little gadgets, because making pom poms the old…

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