Posts tagged ‘kimono’

How to tie an obi (butterfly style)

May 19th, 2009

o today I learn how to tie obi/sash :) One of the girl in my “chado” class (chado=the way of tea) is very kind to teach me how to do this. I will tell you later about my chado class. I’ve been in this class since last month. I have learned a little bit about japanese tea ceremony.

And today, I wear my yukata again (yukata= a simple version of kimono).

Click! (I’m the one with the yellow obi).

I love her obi because it has 2 colors (red & yellow). So when you have 2 colours, you can play around with your obi, and do several variations. The lenght of her obi is about 3 meters.

And the yellow one, is my obi. It is actually a “ready-to-wear” obi, means I don’t have to fold the obi (to make a shape of ribbon). I only need to attach it to the sash. Just that simple! That’s way I’m not so good at this thing (obi folding).

So these are the steps. It’s not so difficult actually.

April 11, 2010 at 1:08 am 1 comment

Let’s make 3D collage dolls (japanese girls)

Another collage doll free tutorial. You can see my previous collage doll tutorial

You will need:
– old postcard, some old flyers
– glue
– scissor

April 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm Leave a comment

DIY: Kokeshi Collage Dolls

Another collage project. You will need:

  • Scissor
  • Black pen
  • Glue
  • Old postcards/ old publication/ flyer


  1. Print the patterns. Based on those patterns, prepare all the pieces (head, hair, flower, neck, and 2 bodies)
  2. Place the 2nd body onto the 1st body (see pic).
  3. Body done.
  4. Place the hair on the head. And draw a face.
  5. Place the neck on the backside of the body.
  6. Place the head on the neck.
  7. Place the flower. Done!

ps. click on the image to see it larger

September 6, 2009 at 4:46 am 1 comment

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