Monday, October 13, 2014

The lucky winner of HAPPY500!! GIVEAWAY

Thank you all who participated to the HAPPY500!! GIVEAWAY. The lucky winner is Michiko Okada!! Michiko, please send email to {harujiondesign at gmail dot com} with your mailing address so I can send out the Sashiko pouch to you.

We have a rainy day here but a good thing is it is not so cold. I hope you all have a good start of the week!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Recent work

I am working on some embroidery pieces. These two projects look very different. But there is a hidden theme common to them. Can you tell?

You remember this polka dots!! Yes I really love this Japanese half linen dots. I always look for them when I go back to Japan. I shaped flowers by stitching around polka dots. Similar technique to chicken scratch.

This project below is a combination of applique and beads embroidery. I love doing applique. It is so much fun! To me, it is just like drawing or painting. The back ground fabric is a quality wool from a long winter coat. I enjoy Beads embroidery as well though it takes much more time than applique.

I think you already got an idea about the hidden theme. Yes, it is "Dots!!". Well, to be honest I haven't thought of it at all until I started thinking about the title of this post! (;p)

My recent work is mostly making items for sale. I am hoping that I will be able to reopen my Etsy shop soon. Also I try to make pretty things for Holiday gift shoppers in the town. It's hard to find time to do this but I will try as hard as I can!! What are you working on now?

Thank you for reading. And don't forget to enter "HAPPY500" giveaway!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Happy 500 Giveaway!!

I am not sure how many of you "Like" my facebook Harujion Design page. If you have visited there you might already know that the page achieved the 500 Likes mile stone in the middle of September!! It sounds like a dream to me. When I started my facebook page I haven't even dreamed that I could have 500 likes. This is really a big mile stone for me and you can't tell how much this encourages me as a nameless designer. Thank you very much all the readers and fans. I really appreciate your support!

As I mentioned there in my facebook page, I am going to have "Happy 500" Giveaway today!! The item I am going to give away is this Sashiko embroidered pouch! Hope many of you are interested in to win it.

To enter, please go to the giveaway post in my facebook page and leave any of your thoughts in your comment about my creation, blog, or anything about handmade. You don't need to like my page to enter this giveaway, and if you are not a facebook user just leave a comment here in this blog post.   There is one rule. Please enter only one time per person. The entry will be closed on Saturday, October 11th at 6:00pm/EST. I will pick one lucky winner and announce that in both this blog and my facebook page sometime this weekend. Then I will ask the winner to give me some information which I will need to send the item out. If I do not get any response from the winner for a week she/he will loose her/his eligibility for receiving the giveaway item. In that case I will be picking out a new winner. So please check the blog or facebook page often so you won't miss your luck!!

I hope many of you will participate and enjoy this giveaway. I am so looking forward to hearing from you!! Again thank you so much!