A few months ago - when the realization I had just turned 30 sank in - I asked my Instagram followers for recommendations on skincare and boy did they deliver. This was kind of hilarious as my mother is a dermatologist who has tried to get me to at least put some moisturizer on for… Continue reading My skincare routine
Hey there! This post was originally published on shopkintsugi.net blog over a year ago. I've decided to revisit for several reasons: I was asked about it in a podcast (have a listen to Clothes Making Mavens!), I'm planning to relaunch Kintsugi this year or early next year with a collection of one-of-a-kind kimono remakes only,… Continue reading Some thoughts on waste
Hi! This is an off topic post, absolutely not sewing related. As somebody who wears only leather shoes, mostly boots, I get asked how I care for my shoes. Now, it's not like I'm the depository of any sort of received wisdom, but over the years, and thanks to a husband who loves classic menswear… Continue reading Shoe care 101
Hi! Hope you had a peaceful end of the year AND of the decade. Things were very quite here, but I did burn out a bit trying to finish all my experiments by the end of December. That resulted in a very painful infection and being too tired to even enjoy some amazing food. But… Continue reading My plans for 2020
My name is Emilia, a sewing enthusiast and sustainability freak calling Tokyo home. I started this blog to chronicle my sewing journey, patterns I love (and, let's be honest, hate), projects I'm doing, and share what I learn along the way. My reasons for learning to sew were, originally, mostly ethical, as I did not… Continue reading Hello there!