Shop News for May, 2013

Things are about to get very quiet for the KimonoMomo Etsy shop, and very busy here at The Ardent Thread blog. I’m going to Japan with Shibori Girl! On Monday, May 13 I’ll be saying goodbye to the dogs, my kids, my fiancee, and the garden to head out across the Pacific Ocean. I haven’t…

Kona Bay’s Hana Bashi Collection by Nobu Fujiyama

Kona Bay Fabrics is known for their wide selection of Japanese-themed fabrics, and two prints from Hana Bashi, the lastest collection from designer Nobu Fujiyama, are now in stock, ready for your spring projects. The colors are a bit darker than they appear on the images, and the metallic gold details are far nicer than…

Shop news and updates for April, 2013

I have no idea what happened to March. It was here, then it was gone. April seems a little more grounded, rooted, and thriving. The shop is buzzing with sales (use the code SPRING at checkout for 15% off until May 1, 2013) and sashiko items have been flying out the door. Going through my…

Did I mention the free stuff?

I noticed that my Facebook page followers were getting nearer to 200 (still small potatoes, but then again I haven’t exactly been posting much this year), so I devised a plan to pull in a few more and make it a nice round number. Once we reach the magic number (200!), I’ll give away a…

I’m back!

I closed the KimonoMomo shop on Etsy in June of this year in order to focus on my writing and the new catering business I was launching. Life was very busy for a while, but has settled down a bit now that winter is almost here. I had packed away boxes of fabric bolts, tucked…

Winding down

We’re almost to the end of the KimonoMomo shop. When I started buying Japanese silk bolts and kimono in 2005, I had no idea how many times I would be moving house, or how many trunk shows, fashion shows, conventions, street fairs, antique shows, museum events, and classes I would be hosting, teaching, or attending…

Closeout Sale!

I’ve been talking about selling off KimonoMomo now for a loooong time, and now I really do need to get things out the door. To that end, instead of offering coupon discounts and such, I’m going to be listing whole bolts at a deep discount. I’m moving again and simply can’t carry so much stock…

Holiday Coupon Code

Keeping up with my editing and writing work means I’ve let this blog and the KimonoMomo Etsy shop slow down a bit more than I’d like, but having decided long ago to let this business go so I can grow my new business, that’s bound to happen. Between now and the end of 2011 I’m…

Where did the time go?!

Is it really June already? I’ve been avoiding this blog for a while. Nothing personal, just been busy working on two different businesses; KimonoMomo, and The Word Sniper, my writing/editing business. Letting go of KimonoMomo has been my intention for quite some time now, but it’s an ornery process, one that keeps dragging me back…

Kimono Aid for Japan

Thanks to the earthquake and ensuing crisis in Japan, KimonoMomo has been getting a lot of publicity. It’s not exactly what I had expected and makes me feel uneasy, but if I can use it to help others, I certainly will. While I would like to offer 100% of proceeds from my sales to help…

October news

The weather is cooler, leaves are starting to turn, and I’m still catching up with all the photos I have to edit of new stock, vintage fabrics, and more kimono than you could shake a stick at (but why would you?). To keep things moving as we turn towards Autumn–and Halloween!–I’m offering free shipping on…

Sashiko, shibori, and everything else

With all the craziness of packing, painting, a family wedding, kids getting out of school, etc., I allowed myself to be overwhelmed by all the other things that needed to get done and ended up ignoring things like, oh, my shop and this blog. Whoops. I logged on this morning to check a few orders…