Cutekitti's Blog

Sunday, October 22, 2006

New Kimono

This is the new kimono and obi I bought from Ryu-japan. They are so pretty and will actually match with other pieces that I own. Yay!!! I actually have one more synthetic kimono I bought. Its a tad big though. I'll have to post that one when I have pics!!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Crappy shishi obi

I received my shishi obi yesterday. The first one with the stripes was beautiful but the other was terrible. It was old, wrinkled and had stains. I don't htink it was the one in the picture. I e-mailed the seller and he gave me a refund and told me to keep the obi his mistake. Thats nice but I'm out shipping. Oh well. I may take it apart and frame it as there is no hope to make it nice again. It will look pretty on the wall but its really too bad as it was once beautiful.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Still struggling with taiko obi

I've been trying to tie a taiko obi for quite some time now but it never works out well. I'm soooo frustrated. I have websites and books to teach me but I have trouble wrapping it. Grrrrrrrr. I have absolutely no trouble getting the kimono on/off. Am I dumb? Why can everyone else do it and not me. I'm kimono impaired. It's so sad because I have a ton of beautiful kimono but I just can get the obi on so that I can wear them.

New Shibori Kimono

I'm sooo happy. I have been trying to find the perfect shibori kimono for a long time. Now I finally found one. It was a tad expensive because someone inched up the bid at the last second. Kinda mean of them but its mine all mine!!!!!

On another sad note. My Iromuji from Ryu-Japan didn't come as expected with my order. He's looking into it now. I hope its okay. I really loved it. I'm so nervous about getting it. I don't know why because he is an awesome guy and will refund all my money if it was lost.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Weight loss

I'm on a mission to loose weight. Since starting work at my hospital I gained 15 pounds. I've only worked there a year so I'm afraid I will be very overweight soon. So I've been using my elliptical trainer every day and really watching what I eat. It's hard when the food at work is all junk.
I also want to fit into my kimono better. They are just a tad tight now. My current weight loss goal is 15 pounds. I think I can get back to feeling thin in two months or so. We'll see.