Tuesday, June 28, 2011

All things Japanese.

This was not my best idea in showing on a black background as you can't see the dolls black hair! I made this little Japanese bag for Sherry. I ran a blog 1 yr anniversary and Sherry was one of my winners and got to choose an item to be made for her and she chose this bag. It is made from genuine Japanese silks from real kimono's that have been unstitched and the material cut up and then shipped from Japan.
Photos are much better on Sherry's blog.


I also made this minature kimono as a little extra gift.
This shows the front.


and this is the detailing on the back. It is all fully lined. Turned out rather cute I think and I had fun making it after I worked out how to turn the sleeves the right side out and attach them!!







I'm show casing these on 1st Unique Gifts: handmade Monday.


and making them my Monthly Make for June on The Felt Fairy:






18 comments:

Susie said...

Oh, how stunning! I love all things Japanese, we lived there when I was a little girl. This is just awesome! Wonderful job. :)

Michele Pacey said...

oh my gosh what a great little kimono, it's just perfect Mrs. A! and I love the bag too; you've used such beautiful kimono fabric. What a lucky Sherry!

Margreet said...

this is awesome and a treat for the eyes, Mrs. A.....you're such a great artist with threaat and needle.....that kimono is so lovely...I still enjoy every day may cat's handpurse!

Carolee Crafts said...

Beautiful, the colours in silk are so vibrant.

Wendy said...

You've done an amazing job with these - stunning pieces and one very lucky recipient! Well done x

Helen said...

That's a lovely bag, really sweet colours :)

Ali said...

Oh gorgeous how cute is that kimono xx

Ann said...

What a lovely gift - no wonder Sherry is delighted. Those fabrics are a treasure and you've created something beautiful and special with them.

Sherry Edwards said...

I am a very lucky Sherry indeed! Can I say thank you again xx

Catherine said...

OMG ! This is so so adorable ! Sherry is so lucky ! You really rock Lady ! Hugs x

Terry Oulboub said...

Oh I just know Sherry is loving her little bag as it is absolutely divine! So magnificent, one could sit forever just gazing at it. I do see the lovely hair though and what a magnificent little doll bag it is - fantastic fabric and that kimono is just amazing. You are such an amazing and talented woman, Mrs. A. I just adore visiting you seeing your lovely creations!!

Debbie said...

Wow Mrs A, this is adorable. Photo is lovely to me, sweet project. Debbiexx

Sandra said...

How stunning.:) Sandra H

fatmonica said...

The bag is gorgeous and I love the kimono too.They're both fabulous!

Sam Findlay said...

These are beautiful and so special! Thank you for your comment on my blog! x

Caroline Lovis said...

Very cute, I'm sure the recipient will be chuffed to bits

Faye said...

Thes pieces are beautiful, I can feel how soft they are from here. xxx

Susan Allan said...

Fantastic sewing skills.
Poor you with your virus..it is a really scary world!!
How are your hands? Mine are covered in blue food dye, white paint and nail varnish.
Are you enjoying it?

Sue xx