Monthly Archives: December 2009

New Year

New Year

This is a New Year card that Sidra made yesterday. The writing says: あけましておめでとうございます (akemashite omedetou gozaimasu = happy new year). He drew a tiger’s head there because next year will be the year of the Tiger. The blue building with television antennae on the far right is our apartment building. Tonight is the second… Continue Reading

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Iro-iro

Iro-iro

Iro-iro is a Japanese word for ‘a bit of this and that’ , and that’s what this post is all about. ^.^ I want to say thank you for all the comments in my last post, and also for all the emails! They mean so much to me and I’m sure that everybody has nothing but… Continue Reading

Happy holiday and moving time!

Happy holiday and moving time!

It’s getting nearer to the end of another year,  and this blog has been chronicling my crafting life since almost the last 2 years I’ve been living in Tokyo. It’s time for a little change. So my name is Novita, and my internet personality name is verypurpleperson, but my blog address is verypurplestuffs, while the… Continue Reading

Reversible jumper dress

Reversible jumper dress

This is another dress that I made for TokyoMade Market. The orange and green fabric is called songket, a type of traditional fabric from Sumatra, Indonesia, featuring hand-woven cotton with gold threads inserted in specific areas to create the intricate pattern. This songket fabric used to be worn by my mother in several occasion when I… Continue Reading

TokyoMade Market!

TokyoMade Market!

That’s me in Shibuya station, bringing my stuffs to the TokyoMade Market. The picture was taken by my husband in the morning. Due to a little mishap, I had to come again in the afternoon, accompanied by Sidra this time. He insisted to help bringing those big bag ^.^ The market will still be going… Continue Reading

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Meet me in Shibuya!

Meet me in Shibuya!

When I first came to Japan, I got to know this really cool site, TokyoMade, an online shop supporting independent Tokyo and Japan-based creators. They have the most brilliant and stylish stuffs I’ve ever seen. Bags and purses, clothes, stationery, arts, all made by Japan-based independent designers. Every season, TokyoMade held a special event called… Continue Reading