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Friday, May 27, 2011

New wallet inspiration

I an in love with Hayao Miyazaki's work.  His movies are touching, relaxing, exciting, beautiful, and wonderful all at once. The composer that writes the music for his movies is Joe Hisaishi. His music is.....well, everything Miyazaki's movies are. Haunting, beautiful, touching, emotional. I wanted to make a wallet this morning, but was at a loss when I looked at my vast collection of fabric. When my eyes fell on this beautiful fabric from Kona Bay my parents found at a garage sale, I knew exactly what I would make. I was listening to Joe Hisaishi's music this morning, and this combination of fabrics is exactly what that music made me feel.

This wallet is a lot more "serious" than my usual fun and goofy stuff, but I love it. It is for sale though, so if it strikes your fancy, you can own the Hisaishi wallet for $15, free shipping if you contact me through my blog here. Like it?

And then there's this one, also for sale:

This one's much more my usual style. 
So what do you guys think? Like 'em?


  1. I grew up on Miyazaki movies (my favorite being My Neighbor Totoro--I was Mei and my older sister was Satsukei) so I definitely know what you mean. I also listened to the Nausicaa soundtrack a lot, and would turn a stool upside down so I could pretend I was Nausicaa on her flyer.

    Anyway, on to my real comment:
    That wallet is gorgeous! You have a real eye for balancing different fabrics and colors to make them all look so good together! You can see that in both wallets, especially with that bright Harajuku feel of the second. I envy your fabric skills!


  2. Hi Gwen! His work is great, isn't it? I never know how to describe it to people who haven't seen it. Is it anime? No. Not really. Is it for kids? Well, yes and no. LOL!

    Thank you for the lovely compliment! I love playing with fabrics. Colors and prints sometimes scream to be put together, but others require a bit more contemplation, and that sometimes gets frustrating. These were easy to choose the fabrics though, and were a lot of fun. :)

  3. Oooh, love that Japanese fabric, looks fab made up into that wallet

  4. Thanks Katy! I usually work with crazier fabrics, but this was so lovely I didn't want to "goofy" it up any. I'm glad you like it!


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