Welcome to my blog.

After a few random posts I've decided to dedicate this blog to my life long project of Japanese food
and culture (and my life in general, especially my travels).

Since my first taste of sushi back in 1997 I've been interested in, and frequently been making
Japanese food.
My interest in the country and culture started long before and continues to evolve.
I was lucky to finally visit Japan in October 2008 and hope to be back soon.
In July 2012 I visited Japantown in San Fransisco, the next best thing!
I was lucky to be back in 2015, 2016 and 2017 thanks to the fact that we now have family living in California.
Both small and big adventures will from now on, as time permits, be shared with you.

I will post other recipes and pictures too, mainly cooking projects, plants and art projects
(including my new love - making kumihimo braided objects).

I hope you'll find it interesting, and feel free to leave a comment or ask questions!

I write mainly in English, but there will be some Norwegian too, especially posts about things
that mainly have Norwegian interest. Tutorials are bi-lingual.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

New store and my submissions to craftgawker

I´ve been busy lately, braiding until my hands are sore and also finding time to explore new venues online... well, not really, I don´t have the time, but I use the late evenings and nights...

I´ve submitted 2 tutorials to www.craftgawker.com that has been accepted. Lots of page views on my blog was the result. And I´m a little bit proud... :) Click on the green craftgawker-logo one the right side to get to my gallery.

Soooo many hearts! :)

I´ve also opened a second online store on Pipler.com. They make it easy also for sales abroad, so I thought it might be a good idea to get more international customers. Etsy is nice, but big and a little bit frightening, so I thought Pipler might be a nice starting point. Epla is still the bulk of my Norwegian customers, but we´ll see how things develop.

Check out my store, will you? http://www.pipler.com/shop/krysantemum-design.html

My storefront!

Oh, and there has been a lot of orders from friends... these thin wrap-around-the-vrist style bracelets are a hit! Plus the spiral bracelets for little girls birthdays...

Wrap around bracelets. I also make anklets in the same style.


KarianneG said...

Lekre farger og mønster! Gleder meg til vi skal til Drøbak så jeg kan ta en nærmere kikk... ;)

Isis Sousa said...

Herlige bracelets, så stillig :)

Mari Østbye Pedersen said...

Hei:) Har akkurat begynt med kumihimo . Lurer på hvordan du lager sånne tynne armbånd? Finner kun oppskrifter på tykke med 8 tråder og flere..:/ De blir litt store til små kusiner..:)


Linuz said...

Hei! Instruksjoner til de tynne ligger her på bloggen. Trykk f.eks. på tag #kumihimo eller kikk litt rundt!