Sunday, April 29, 2012

In Store - Stamps

We often have various old Japanese stamps in the shop and they're always popular. The box of old wooden textile stamps that I put out this week are definitely my  favourites so far. There's a mix of traditional motifs including some very finely carved kamon (family crests). I took these photos before I put them out in the shop and quite a few of them have already gone.  I've been strong and only kept one for myself - I would love to have kept them all.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Around the shop...

Life has been hectic with one thing or another and I'm afraid I haven't been doing a very good job of keeping my blog up to date... I will try and write soon but in the meantime here are some pics from around the shop.
I'm putting out a few hina dolls:

I've started stocking some Olympus brand sashiko threads in a nice bright range of colours including some lovely variegated ones.

I've put out a box of terrific old theatre portrait photos, many of them signed

And more rolls of kimono fabrics  including a lovely big roll of black wool

I've got lots of mizuhiki paper cords  out at the moment  -  for beautiful gift wrapping

We've got a sale starting next week so I'll be restocking the rummage baskets

And discounting lots of things including our already incredibly cheap poly threads. These are excellent quality and very popular for machine embroidery. We're able to sell them cheaply because they're discontinued colours.

And the remnant basket is overflowing...