This was indeed a strange Me Made May, in an even stranger year, and while I did make a very rewarding self-discovery journey, I can't help feeling anxiety, pain, and a complete loss of faith in humanity. I've ranted plenty IRL and on Instagram for a day, so I'll keep this strictly sewing-related. As I… Continue reading Me Made May 2020 Recap
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, projects I'm doing, and share what I learn along the way. My reasons for sewing are mostly ethical, as I don't want to support a capitalist system that exploits the… Continue reading Hello there!