Literally hundreds of pounds (seriously, UPS weighed it all) of kimono and Japanese goodies are heading to Sakura-Con in Seattle at this very moment. The kids and I will follow on Thursday. Although it seems the only vacations I ever take are busman’s holidays (think of an old fashioned British bus conductor going on vacation and taking a bus), I can’t complain. I promised the kids two years ago we’d do this trip, and I’m glad to follow through by providing them with several days of fun and games, eating out and staying in a nice hotel. My son has even asked that I put him to work so he can earn some spending money. We’ll see how that goes.
While most of the goods and I are out of the studio, my Etsy shop will be a bit thin. Once we’re back, I’ll restock and update everything as best I can. Yes, you can still order Olympus sashiko supplies, although I’ve only got white thread for now. The full rainbow of thread will be back soon, along with needles and thimbles.
Vintage kimono, Folkwear patterns and a few other bits and pieces are coming with me, so they’ll be gone for a while. I’ve got new items on the way from Japan due to arrive in April, so expect to see some pretty new kimono in the shop!