Right before Christmas - Friday and Saturday (Christmas Eve) to be exact, I received two small parcels from my friend in Japan. We discovered each other last Spring in the SewMamaSew Giveaways. It turns out she grew up right behind Canbyland, where I live.
She writes a sewing blog that occasionally delves into Japanese culture in Awagi. She has a traveling sewing machine repairman AND a traveling fabric salesman. I am very jealous of her good fortune.
All of the goodies laid out.
|Hello Kitty from Awagi cloth. |
Can one take it out of it's cellophane and use it? Is it destined to be a souvenir?
The green packet caught my son's eye.
Thankfully, she worte in english that is was a bath bomb and not candy.
This darling little cosmetic-size bag with it's lacy zipper and key fob.
Reverse side of the crane bag.
It's sitting on another Tight-n-Tidy bag in a soft blue.
She sent along a Star Kit containing pre-cut strips of Japanese papers and Japanese instructions on how to make Magic Stars.
Magic stars only take a few minutes to make and you can easily fill up a containter full for luck? Similar to a 1000 cranes?
This is the Tight-n-Tidy Tote I ordered from her shop.
She blogged about this fabric and I couldn't get it out of my head. I am using it to carry my laptop to the library for my mom's e-reader class.
I love these cherry blossoms on the purplish-grey background.
Look who remembered about my airplane fetish.
Thank you, dear friend.