Jan 1, 2010

A happy new year!!!!

I thank everyone who read this blog, leave kind comments and think of me and Bo-chan.
I'm very happy to celebrate the new year with you all.
Thank you very much (* v *)!!!!

I celebrated the very beginning of new year watching fire works and hearing whistle from ships in the Yokohama Bay.
A happy new year!!!!

The fire works were held in a amusement park by the bay, and it was crowded very much. So we gave up to enter the park.
A happy new year!!!!

But the fire works finished only in five minutes...!!!!

A happy new year!!!!
After that, we went to a park by the sea to see decorated ships.
I like seeing the bay. It relaxes me a lot.

It was 2 hours walk in the midnight.

I'm sorry but I don't work these days... What I made recently were only these pouches.
Button pouch
I'm writing the tutorial to make them. Please wait for a while.

Button pouch
They have two rooms in them but it's very easy to make. I hand sewed them as usual but it took only 40 minutes or so for each.

Have a beautiful new year!!!!


IrinaBohemianDance said...

Happy New Year!



Julie Andrea said...

Happy New Year sweetie! Wishing you all the best for 2010.

From a dedicated reader in Canada who really enjoys your blog, I look forward to reading it every day, thank you for all the hard work you put into it!

Hugs, if you want one,

Julie Andrea

Gingini said...

Happy New Year to you too!

Elizabeth said...

My New Year was one day before yours! Happy New Year Mai and good health to you and yours.

muiee said...

Happy New Year to you too Mai :)

I love the pouches that you have made. Looking forward to your tutorial on how to make them ;)


Anonymous said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR my Japanese friend Mai
Thanks for sharing pics
Now I know how you welcomed the new year
Here I was at home and enjoying the moment in prayer with lighted candles
Then some people played with firewords and crackers
Welcome 2010 one and all

your friend Mena :)

Tiia said...

Greetings from Finland and
Happy NewYear too!

Keep going whit your stuff, they
look awesome

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Mai!

Umatji said...

Happy new year - I just posted my hand stitching - done between the two children and the life that bubbles around them - I love your blog very inspiring for hand stitching...

celine said...

happy 2010 to you too! awesome shots, as always..

Anonymous said...

happy new year!!

Jaya P said...

Happy New Year Mai! Best wishes from Qatar. Have a blessed new year..

helena said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR, Mai!I wish you all the best!!!
Thank you for all the beautifull things you shared whit me since I discovered your blog!

helena said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR, Mai!I wish you all the best!!!
Thank you for all the beautifull things you shared whit me since I discovered your blog!

Muriël said...

Happy New Year!!!
I'm looking forward to the tutorial. The bags are very cute!

the nest said...

Happy New Year, Mai! What nice views you had for the opening of the new year. Thank you for all the sweet inspiration; your handwork is very fine & special!

Becky said...

Happy New Year to you as well!

The pouches are so cute and dainty. Looking forward to another excellent tutorial.

Thank you

jacqueline said...

Dear Mai, happy new year!! Wishing you and yours many beautiful moments in 2010! Love to you!

Lady Caroline said...

Happy New Year to you too!!

Gene said...

Happy New Year!

Those pouches are eye candy and I love the embroidery on them. My goal for the year is at least make one from your tutorial because they are simply adorable.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Cheers from Toronto


kittykittypompoms said...

Happy New Year Mai! I look forward to seeing how to make those lovely pouches!

iru said...

Happy new year:)

julie said...

Happy New Year to you as well Mai. Health, happiness and prosperity to you.
Your pouches look beautiful.

tamdoll said...

Happy New Year! I love your little wallets, you're inspiring me to sit down and do some hand sewing right now.

Sylvie said...

Happy New Year to you too.

Best wishes.


Grace said...

happy new year to you too mai ;-)
may your dreams come true this year.

ethel said...

happy new year!!!

i happily found your blog through a friend's blog 3 months ago. i think you create and make beautiful pieces. very inspiring for sure! also, it's awesome to see a little piece of Japan through your eyes.

Suze said...

Happy New Year from Hawaii

Anonymous said...

Happy new year!!!!
Its always a joy for me to read your blog!!!

Núr said...

Happy New Year, dear! It is so amazing how different are the celebrations in each country! :) I like the pictures of the Japanese style! :)

The pouches are so cute! I'll be waiting for the tutorial!

ch said...

Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu!
oh my God i still cannot believe i'm actually holding one of those pouches XD thank you very very very much! *hugs*

fleur said...

I wish you a happy, happy, happy new year!

美恵子 said...

Happy New Year from Maui! I hope your year will be an amazing one!

I have just started reading your blog and I think it is wonderful and inspiring! Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful works!

kate said...

and Happy 2010 to you too my dear and thank you for all your inspirational post - I love your sewing! i think I may make some bias tape today!

MomWaldsPlace said...

Thank you for sharing your fireworks!

I need to do a sweet small project. Your wee little pouches will be perfect. Thank you again.

Tine said...

Happy new year!
You have a nice blog!

tamdoll said...

I wanted to leave you another comment, because I gave you a blog award here -

I've been reading all your past posts and your work is really wonderful, I love to see the pictures of all your sewing.

Miss Pelicano said...

Happy New Year! Keep doing lovely things and thanks for all the inspiration! Looking forward to all your new projects. Love the little embroidered details on your pouches.

Faye said...

Happy New Year's from Vancouver, Canada! Thank you for sharing and making me want to sew more!

bellanna said...

Hy Mairuru, I found you by a friend of mine. I love your projects. Many compliments:-D
ps. your dog is so cute;-)

try2knit said...

Hi Mariru..I just discovered your blog that is so beautiful and full of surprises .. congratulations you are truly an artist!
Now start to read everything.
Please excuse me for my English .. I hope you understand what I mean. ;)
Happy new year from italy ;)

Barbara said...

Happy New Year from snowy Scotland. I love to read your blog and see all the beautiful things you make. My daughter enjoys the pictures of cats but particularly likes Bo chan. Bx

ch said...

Araki san, i put the photo of your pouch in my blog, i hope you don't mind ^^ *hugs to you*

Aras by Sara Cimino said...

Hello Mairuru!!
Happy new year for you :)
Kisses from Italy!

handmadecreativity said...

Hello Mairuru, I'm Taced from

I have to give you a virtual award for your beautiful blog. Can you visit my blog here


to pick your award?
Hugs, Taced

Wynn Tan said...

Happy New Year, Mai! I'm planning to do a tutorial on scrunchy or goodies pouch but I don't know how to use photoshop!=P

Lodji said...

Happy new Year/bonne année :)
Your blog is very beautiful !!!
A trés bientôt.