Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Prepare a shop

Finally I am preparing to open an online shop.
The shop sells hand spun yarn, rug hooking, vintage craft items etc..


Only one item , rug hooking

Hand spun yarn with Japanese wool


I'm not confident if these items are needed in the world .
The goal is continue the shop for one or 2 years.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Shallow pond

 I unearthed a small pond last year. A year passes I used a waterproof mortar, but the water leaks. 
 It used to be water indeed in the past. Because I found a lot of shells of river in the pond soil. 

 去年越した時に、家の正面にある小さな山の上を草むしりしていたら、底があることがわかり、発掘して池が出てきた という話をちょこっとしたと思います。

 These countless stones belong to nearby mountain. It's a popular garden stone here .
The other side of this pond is flower beds. Visitors only see flowerbed, so they don't notice the pond. It's an interesting design.



A picture of last June.


I have worked a lot.... 
There are plenty of seeds and bulbs in the flowerbed of pond, it will be lively with flowers in the summer !


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

First strawberry

When I had time, I was doing knitting. but after moving to the countryside, I am gardening very much. 
Japan has much rain compared to Europe ( I have only lived in Japan and Europe, so I don't know other countries) Therefore, the grass grows faster.


Farmers come to see our garden from time to time. County garden is large, many of them hire gardener. Professional job is really perfect.

I bought this strawberry in Tokyo . it was a very small planting strawberry and never made berry in the balcony of Tokyo.  
But it increased a lot since I planted in the soil of garden. 
simple pleasure 


But We need to improve the soil. because it is very sour 

庭から摘んだイチゴでジャムを作る というシンプルな事に喜び、甘い香りに満たされます。

I made a Jam :)


Green Cardigan

I bought this yarn for bargain sale at craft shop "Yuzawaya" in Tokyo.  
Gradients are lively(?) shades. so, I knit simple design.



Buttons are also simple. 

My pocket was too low... but
I promote you to put pocket, it is very convenient. 

I sewed this dress with embroidery. It's a warm linen ( of Japanese fabric ) 


And Remaining yarn became socks :)