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Category Archives: plushies
Best Wishes for you this year. I wish you all the best in all you endeavors and adventures. Also wishing you lots of monkeys to take over your bad habits from you! Thanks for reading the Spendy Pencil and … Continue reading
In the middle of writing a blog post reflecting on everything going on this autumn, I end up writing about art and and the way we talk about it. It’s still a work in progress but I thought I would … Continue reading
Walking around in Jiyugaoka in December I came across a branch of Hobbyra Hobbyre. This store sells higher end yarns, fabrics (Liberty Cotton mainly) for quilting, sashiko (a Japanese embroidery style) supplies and some small toys. I looked in the … Continue reading
A while ago on my Yarnspiration post, I posted about the Finnish wool I bought at Lanka Deli by Novita. I had originally intended to make mittens but I have a multitude of mittens. What I didn’t have was a stuffed … Continue reading
I had several glorious pairs of pure wool socks. Eventually, they stretched and lost their ability to stay on my feet, plus got quite worn in the heel. Their lives as socks were over. But I loved their color and … Continue reading
I’m bringing Ikamura with me on my flight to Canada because he makes a surprisingly good neck pillow. I took a photo of him at Saza Coffee in Shinagawa Station. I was really surprised at the lighting effect. It’s like … Continue reading
Ikamura-San is busy writing his latest opus. If you follow me on Facebook, you might have already seen one of these photos. In my interview with Ikamura, he stated that the squid’s point of view is poorly represented. He notes … Continue reading