August 9, 2010

Long time...

So... it's been a long time since I've worn kimono. And unfortunately it will take another few month before I can find some time to do kitsuke. We're in the middle of some renovating of the house and even if I have spare time, it's nice to do nothing or just relax a bit. But because of the renovating, I'll have more space and better lighting when I'm doing kitsuke!

However, there is a 'huge' project that I am working on every day that has something to do with kimono... I've been busy with a cross-stitch embroidery-piece. It's not a han-eri or any other kitsuke item, it's a bell-pull. It has a Japanese setting and 3 lovely geisha on it, Mount Fuji (?), some lanterns. It's not finished yet, but I'm almost there (more detailed pictures below).