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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Japan on Folksy!

To celebrate the first of my new range of Japanese stab-stitched books, I thought I would showcase some wonderful Japanese-inspired items from the talented world of Folksy.

I've been fascinated by Japanese culture since I was 14. I remember borrowing a book and a tape (yes, it was a while ago...) from the library and attempting to learn the language. I'm not usually one to give up on things, but Japanese isn't the easiest language to learn. I thought I'd be better off concentrating on my German and French at school. Then when I was at university I was really pleased to be able to study a unit called the 'Japanese Business Environment'. It was so interesting to see how Japan's history and culture influence today's business world.
Anyway, I'm really happy to now combine my love of Japanese culture, books and photography into notebooks like these:
So here we go. First up, cook in style with this Geisha print apron from Sugarsnap:

Wonderful origami crane earrings made by Satoko's Origami:

A gorgeous way to wrap a present using this red and green floral furoshiki by Myfuroshiki:

Pandas are my favourite animal, so I just had to include this cute mirror by lilidrawspictures:

I love visiting Japanese gardens. This gorgeous mosaic piece represents an abstract garden, made by La Parisienne:

MochiPan's handmade and handpainted Ginger Bun Doll would make a great gift for doll lovers:

And last but certainly not least is this gorgeous 'Friendship' pendant from Wyrley Bird Studios:

Click on any of the images to go straight to the seller's Folksy shop. Hope you enjoyed looking!

PS Does anyone else have trouble with paragraph spacing on their blog??


  1. Lovely pick! I used to "do" mosaics so love the mosaic mirror especially!

  2. Glad you like them! I've got a 'thing' about mosaics too, although never got round to actually making anything...

  3. Lovely selection! My best friend lives in Japan. I'm consequently now obsessed with anything Japanese and decorative :D

  4. Yes, there's certainly something about Japanese things!

  5. Oh lovely stuff. I love Japanese designs too.

  6. I was surprised by how many items there were on Folksy actually. Think Japan's very popular!

  7. What a great idea - thank you very much for including my furoshiki amongst such lovely things. Mich

  8. Hi, sorry for the delayed comment but thanks a lot for featuring my Origami jewellery! I improved my jewellery pictures and listed them on folksy again!


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