The Eagle Has Landed!


Thanks to Mariko and her sweet mother & aunt a package of beautiful fabric from Japan arrived on my doorstep this week! Mariko graciously agreed to be my accomplice after hearing of my desperate quest for Japanese fabric. I think she could tell how truly obsessed I was, and being the kind heart that she is, offered to get me a fix. She hatched a brilliant scheme full of international intrigue and suspense… and somehow convincing her mother to bring us back fabric from her trip to Japan.
Here are my new treasures.


thanks Mariko for the little notebook! I’ve consolidated all my lists into this little guy so I’ll be organized this holiday!





and look how amazing up close…


The first thing I plan to do when it’s 2005 and the tree is away is start in on projects using all these beautiful fabrics. I’ve got so many things in mind for these beauties and the ones Jennifer sent. Pillows and wallhangings, bags and stuffeds. Maybe I can make some things to sell or trade – spread the cuteness! I have to dig in to this fabric before it becomes sainted and can no longer be used. And of course, the rule is you can’t get more until you use it up. ahhh more…. sigh.

10 thoughts on “The Eagle Has Landed!

  1. Heidi says:

    Excellent scores, and worth all the international plot-hatching! 🙂
    When I lived in Japan I was too caught up with traditional fabrics to seek out that kind of thing, and now I really regret it. Maybe I can go back sometime…
    Can’t wait to see what you do with them eventually!

  2. rhya says:

    oh my god i am totally drooling…those fabrics are totally fantastic.
    you are the luckiest girl in the world today.
    can’t see what is created.

  3. carolee says:

    Oh yes! Yes to owls and squirrels! Please–if you know where the fabric came from, can you tell us, please? I am traveling to Japan on Saturday and would love to find similar gorgeous things.

  4. Jennifer in Tokyo says:

    It all looks great! Is that a different Nani Iro print from the one I got for you? Looks like it. I love all of her stuff. She regularly has interviews and photo spreads in the crafty magazines here. She was a watercolorist before designing textiles.
    Carolee–if you’re going to Japan really soon, send me an e-mail, and I will lead you to a couple AMAZING fabric stores that you could spend all day in. Literally. I only know about good places in Tokyo, though.

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