When I stepped into the store, Vansankan Pensée, PRISTINE Friend Shop, I was astonished by the beautiful displays filled with white clothing. They are all made from organic cotton. The owner Miyoko Ishihara was stylishly wearing an all-white outfit, she smiled and said "do you know why organic fluffy cotton fiber ball doesn't sink in water? It contains natural oil which helps to protect your skin from dryness, itching and other problems."
About 6 years ago, I performed furoshiki-fabric gift wrapping demonstrations at a Japanese clothing store in the heart of Manhattan, New York City.
If you love DIY craft projects, the holiday season must be a fun and exciting time for you! Decorating trees and rooms, making your own holiday Christmas wreath and ornaments, designing and wrapping your gifts, making handmade holiday cards...there are so many creative projects to do.
A book is one of the most items I give and also receive as a gift. I'm sure it's the same way to many of you as we know that good books often give us new skills & knowledge, entertainment & enjoyment, or happiness & satisfaction!
Are you planning to host a holiday party? or perhaps giving thank you gifts to friends and co-workers this holiday season?
Here is an easy way to create DIY custom gift bag!
Holiday is around the corner, many of us will start thinking about what presents to give to friends and family members.
The other day, I asked my 13 years old nephew what he wanted for his Christmas present and he replied to me with one word - "Money."
Some people love going to the hardware stores, and some enjoy gourmet food shopping. Me, I get excited about going to the paper and stationery stores and that hasn't changed since I was a little kid.
The colors, textures, and patterns of paper always mesmerize me. I love to see what new designs and items are out there, and watch how the stores display their products and how other customers react to them.
Where do you buy your craft materials?
Your favorite local craft shops? or online stores? Last week, I visited Tokyo to join the International Gift Show with Wrappily, a paper company from Maui. During the trip, I was thrilled with the great options for the craft and gift wrapping stores in Tokyo.
In my new video, I focused on the wrapping material rather than the idea itself - it's all about paper ribbon!There are three DIY craft ideas using the paper ribbons in the video, they are fun, colorful and relatively easy to make!
My new video is how to creatively gift wrap books - another oddly shaped items!
This is a request from one of my YouTube viewers (thank you, Lyne!), and I'm excited to introduce you three fun & easy gift wrapping ideas to wrap any size books!