Here are some of the photographs from my column at decor8 -of course I added a few extra to make it interesting for you. As you know these photos are inspired by my recent trip to Japan. I have a serious fondness for Japanese stationary and craft supplies! I also enjoyed looking at fabrics while I was there in the "fabric town" area of Tokyo. My friend Sandy from Cookie Cutter gave me some great tips on how to find this area and more in her Japan series.
My inspiration board reflects some new supplies I bought and some studies I did of the alphabet using watercolor and white ink. Of course I have been using my colored tapes on everything. I have bought some online before from Ginko Papers.
Many have asked where to get these lovely printed fabrics and I am sad to say they can only be found in Japan. I bought these at Itoya in the Ginza area of Tokyo. These are small swatches of fabric about the size of a dish towel that are used to wrap up lunch kits or other gift items. I could not resist these gorgeous patterns and love the idea of wrapping a present in them.
Thank you for stopping by here and I hope you are enjoying your September.