Isn't this just so cute?! :)
This is a Maneki Neko. I saw these all over Singapore and I had to have one!
Especially given my love of kitties and pink. :)
You can read all about them here.
The mechanical ones really cracked me up. I'm going to add this little guy to my sidebar and maybe he'll bring me some luck. :)
That one is a little large for the dollhouse, it measures 1 1/4 inch or 3.5cm, I'll probably have him sit on my vanity where I can see him every day.
I found this one at one of the bead stores. Perfect size for the dollhouse, it's only a half of an inch tall or .75cm. It's just too cute! I love it. :)
I really think I ought to be able to claim the trip to Singapore as a business trip. lol!
Well, we did talk shop (minis) almost the entire time and look at all of the wonderful supplies I have brought home. :)
Some ribbons, mouse tail (isn't that adorable, the larger version is called rat tail) and trimmings.
A lot of this trim is going to go on upholstered pieces that I plan to get real busy with soon. :)
Of course, my favorite, fabrics!
Christmas fabric, which you can never have too much of and some fabric that I think might work for some custom work.
Fabrics from Japan. Love the details on the strawberry pattern and I think the fabric on the right will make a lovely room divider screen.
These are Japanese kimono fabrics. The one on the right was very dear so I only got a bit of it, but I absolutely love it!!!
There was wrapping paper very much like it in another store, but alas, I feared a roll of paper would not travel well and I think I'm right! There would have been no room in my suitcase for it! :(
More fabric from Japan
I absolutely adore this fabric, it is so me! don't you think? lol
I know just what I am going to make out of it and I'll be sure to make some for myself and not just all for my etsy shop. :)
And some more fabric
I forget where the fabric on the left is from. :( Sans!??
The pink fabric will make a lovely table cloth, it has a wonderful drape to it and some gold threads running through it. It would be good in a shabby chic room.
Some luxury papers, see how the piece in the foreground is similar to the fabric up above? :)
and some less expensive origami papers
I have plans for these, of course! ;)
I bought a lot of stuff from Japan! lol ;)
What can I say, I buy what I like when I see it.
The girls thought I was a very decisive shopper. ;)
I just try to make the most out of what I have to spend and try not to go off budget.
and the Mother load! lol
Just a few piecs from the bead store! ;) Okay, I admit it, I went a little crazy in this store. ;)
Yup! I got plans for these too! Some things on my list of things to do have been on the list for ten years.
Cindy has greatly enouraged me to get on these projects when I returned home, so, I'm gonna try.
I hope no one is setting a timer. ;) These will work with a probably equal amount of beads that I have been hoarding from my great Aunt. :)
I ended up checking in my carry on bag, as I was afraid there was no way I could lift my suitcase into the over head compartment. Those findings are heavy! Especially, when you buy an embarrassingly huge lot of them. ;)
Well, it seems like a lot when it's all spread out, but, it only took up half of my suitcase. If I had brought the box of krimpets with me, I probably would have had less clothes to wear and more room to bring back treasures. LOL! ;) I left the krimpets home with the kids and brought all my clothes. :)
I wonder if Sans is through all of the goodies yet? ;)
Well, come back and join me on Sunday and we'll have a little party with the real treasures that I brought home from Singapore. Gifts from "the girls." :)