13 April 2010

Coosees @ Kishimojin this coming Sunday (18th April 2010)

Fairies: They really do exist! / 妖精がいました!

For details please click HERE. / 詳細はココ

29 November 2009

Thank you for supporting the Coosees!

Kyoko would like to thank everyone who came and supported the Coosees store and the patchwork animal adoption event on Nov 23. It was a beautiful Autumn day and the Coosees store was held in the grounds of the Kishibojin Shrine. Above us were layers of buttery coloured fan-shaped leaves of Ginkgo trees against a backdrop of blue sky. The market was filled with busy craft hunters, the hustle and bustle was only interrupted when a naughty crow was hopping about the branches of trees above our store causing a sudden attack of smelly Gingko nuts!

コーシーズのお店に来ていただいた方、パッチワークアニマルを引き取っていただいた方、本当に有難うございました。鬼子母神でコーシーズ・ストアを開いた11月23日は、気持ちの良い秋の一日で、上空を見上げると、青空を背景に、扇の形をした銀杏の葉っぱが何層にも重なっていました。手創り市は盛況で、喧騒に満ちていました ---いたずら好きなカラスがお店の上から匂いが強い銀杏の実を突然落としたきた時を除いて、、。
Kyoko found some abandoned owls on her way to the Kishibojin Shrine , so she invited them to join the adoption event at the market and managed to re-home all of them!
Besides hosting the adoption event, Kyoko was also showing off some of her precious thimbles at the store. Look! She was feeling so at home that she treated the Coosees store like her own living room!
Take a look at Eccomin and Omori-san's displays. They were really popular amongst the market goers, and Omori-san's paper weights, pot and pan mittens were such a hit that they were all sold out before the end of the day!

Paper weights in the form of a loaf of bread.

The other popular items were Eccomin's crocheted cup and pot coasters.

All the coasters were lined with different patterened fabrics. Her knitted hair bands also performed well.
The Coosees are planning to hold their market store twice a year , the next one is scheduled to be held in Spring! Thank you and see you all again next year!

10 November 2009

Coosees@Kishimojin Craft Market Nov 23 コーシーズ@鬼子母神手創り市 11月23日

Kyoko and her foster pets are out for a long walk. The Scottish Terriers love long walks and they are always pulling on the leads, so it is never easy to take them all out togehter! They are good and friendly though, all they need is to attend a few more training lessons, and then they are ready to be re-homed!


What is there at the back? Kyoko's left hand is holding on to a long, long lead, and a strange creature is attached to the end of it!

後ろにいるのは何? キョーコが掴んでいる長い長いリード先には、ちょっと変わった生き物が繋がれています。

That little something is looking like a cake roll.
Look closer and it turns out to be a snail!

Kyoko and her foster pets are walking all the way to the Kishinmojin Craft market in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. They are going to join the Coosees. The Coosees consists of three animal and craft lovers, they are going to sell their handcrafted goodies at the craft market on November 23. Kyoko will be hosting a patchwork animals adoption event at the Coosees Craft Stall. 20% of the proceeds after costs will be donated to Animal Refuge Kansai, the non-profit organization also known as ARK. Please come along!
For further details/詳細は:

Craft Market/手創り市: http://www.tezukuriichi.com/

23 October 2009

Erio & Eccomin Knit Exhibition

Kyoko went to see Erio & Eccomin "Do you need knit?" exhibition at the Athle Gallery in Yokohama yesterday afternoon. Erio and Eccomin are two knitwear and accessory brands by two very talented knitwear designers.

昨日の午後、Kyokoは、横浜のAthleギャラリーで行われているErio & Eccominの"Do you need Knit?"展示会を見に行きました。Erio、Eccominは、どちらも才能豊かなニットデザイナーによる服・アクセサリーのブランドです。

This piece is by Eccomin, she loves working with natural yarns and colours. Look at the texture of this, I love the piled pompoms and crocheted motifs and I wish I could have my entire wall covered by them! Of course I couldn't afford to have that done so I bought a brooch and a textured Christmas card as a reminder of her work.


I kept fiddling with the brooch while eating my lunch and I suddenly realised something....


.........that the brooch was inspired by the black sesame bread! (Is that right Eccomin-san? Just a wild guess! :P)


The back of the brooch and the label is just as cute!


Eccomin produces a charitable Christmas card every year, 20% of the proceeds would be donated to a designated charity.

It's like a mini rag rug.
Eccomin and I are friends, but it was my first time to meet Erio-san, I was shy to ask if I could take pictures of her work, but she was kind enough to let me take a picture of what she was wearing, she made that herself! She loves using glittering yarns in her work, my photo can't show you how unique her work is, but some of her knitted pieces are available in the Omotesando branch of H.P.France in Tokyo, that means something!


The Athle Gallery


Erio & Eccomin will be showing their work in Kyoto after the Yokohama exhibition ends this week, so if you are in Kansai region you can see their impressive collections in Kyoto from 31st October to 3rd November.
この横浜の展示会がは今週末までで、その後、Erio & Eccominは京都で展示します。関西
Maybe ........I could work as a freelance model? Dream on.

05 October 2009

The Moon Festival 月見

How I love the Moon Festival! This year's Moon Festival falls on the 3rd October, which is the 15th day of the eighth month on the Chinese lunar calendar. It's also Kyoko's favourite festival, that no matter how busy she is, she'll always have some of her favourite lanterns displayed in the garden, she loves starring at them while sipping tea and eating mooncakes. The star fruit lantern is her all time favourite, and this year a brand new rabbit lantern on wheels is also on displayed. Though it has been rainy the entire week but the sky has become crystal clear on the night of of Moon Festival, see how the moon is brighter than Kyoko's brightly lit lanterns?


Kyoko with her favourite starfruit lantern.




All set and ready to celebrate the Moon Festival!