2010 First Yokomono Studio Event This Weekend

2010 first Yokomono Studio event is this Saturday in Oakland.

You will see the new mono in the new spring fabric and the independent textile designer mono. Plus, I will offer 10% discount on any purchase at the show. Hope to see you there!
  • Date: Saturday, April 3, 2010
  • Time: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Location: Jack London Square
  • Street: 98 Broadway Ave (Previously Barnes and Noble Books), Oakland, CA
Taste for Artisans pays tribute to Americana but with a modern, urban twist.
We celebrate local craftsmanship with over 100 of the Bay Area's best artisans selling their handmade wares, farmers filling our plates, live local bands/djs, and other educational activities from the De Young Museum.

Go to Handmade Ho Down Facebook page for more details.

Spa & Slumber Birthday Party

My daughter Miya turned 9 last Sunday, and we through her Spa & Slumber Birthday Party with 5 other girls. What were on the menu:
  • Manicure service by Jim (my husband)
  • Avocado & cucumber facial by Jim (again...)
  • Onigiri (rice balls), miso soup, karaage (Japanese style fried chicken) & edamame
  • Fresh strawberry cupcakes (by me)
Of course, Miya didn't want me to buy anything for her guests. She likes to be an original. I think it's a good thing, but more work for me... So, I whipped up few things while catching up with orders.

(Headbands for facial)

(Ah....)

(Draw string cotton pouches as goodie bags)

(Sprinkles' Strawberry Cupcakes)

Miya requested these cupcakes again. This is the 3rd birthdays. Since I've grown up in Japan where frosting is not common, I don't usually like cupcakes with frosting. But, I like Sprinkles' Strawberry Cupcakes. I think strawberry flavor is refreshing. 

I was really tired after the party, but it was fun to make non-Yokomono!


New Vocabulary Word: SWAG


I've been living in the US for over 15 years and still learning new words everyday. Today's new word is "SWAG". I made this for Handmade Ho Down, the event that I'm going to participate next month.

My first SWAG with Yokomono style: Handmade fabric button + card/discount coupon tied together yellow cotton yarn

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