July 31, 2012

Once a month a kimono - July

Finally I was able to do some kitsuke, and with a reason... Together find some fellow-Kimono de Jack NL 'members' I'm going to the Floriade. Floriade is a World Horticultural Expo, held once every 10 years. And this year it's held from April until October.

Participating countries each have their own stand, so does Japan. That's why we're going in kimono!

Of course I had to practive my kitsuke before going, and see that the outfit I wanted to wear looked good. It's the same yukata Linda has, the first kimono I have in a TL-size, and it's very comfy! Combined with a tsuke eri and a beige/purple hanhaba obi, purple obi age and purple/lightbrown obijime ^_^

And just before the end of July!

July 24, 2012


It's been a while since my last post... That's because of vacation and other things to do here at home. But maybe I'll wear kimono again soon!

Vacation was 2 weeks in Italy, in the regions Tuscany and Umbria. So now I have to get the pictures organised, converted (all photo's were shot in RAW-format), and the photo-album has to be made. Another thing I have to do, is to turn my traveljournal into a digital journal. It's written in a school notebook, so now I have to type it all over in a Word document. Which is nice, because I can relive the vacation all over again ^_^

Another thing I've done, was last week. I've told you about the sewing maching my mother gave my on New Years Day. Well, I've finally made my first item on the machine! It's not a big thing, but a little apron for a handpuppet made after a model in white fabric.

Now I got to know the sewing machine a little, I want to try and make a tsuke eri (or maybe more) with velcro, and lots of han eri for it.

And last week we went to the lovely city of Gent in Belgium for the Gentse Feesten (a free festival with lots of music all over the city). On Sunday we stumbled upon a secondhand bookmarket where I found 2 books that were meant to be mine:

I'll keep you posted!