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And kitties. Oh gawd, the kitties!

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So, lately (basically the past year), I’ve been really struggling. My depression has been at a peak, and my schizophrenia sometimes spikes bad. I’ve thus far managed not to harm myself, but some days that is all I can do - try not to do anything really bad.

Today, right now in fact, I’m at the doctor for my 悪い thyroid. Usually it’s just a long wait, but today has been actually amazing.

I’ve had three people come up to me so far to talk about my bag. It’s one of those made from an obi.



No one gets more excited about foreigners liking Japanese things than older Japanese women!

One of the ladies is also from Saiki, and it turns out her father has a small crafts shop in town, where he sells his ceramics. She invited me to visit!

This outpouring of love is exactly what I needed today, and it makes me feel like maybe I can keep managing things for the time being at least!Trying by taeliac

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Sam
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
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I'm a sewing maniac, who is willing to sew just about anything (cosplay or otherwise) you could throw at me!


:star: I'm currently residing in Japan with my wonderful husband :star:
I'm not working on cosplay commissions at the moment, nor much sewing apart from small personal projects (purses and jewelry, more than anything) due to only having one (I know, right?!) sewing machine with me, and no dress forms or even room to work!


So, for the time being, I am simply existing, getting over some crippling mental health issues, and snapping pictures every chance I get.


I graduated with a BFA in Costume Production in the Spring of 2008. I had created my own costume and cosplay studio, Taeliac Studio,
way back in 2002, which I ran with my husband until we moved to Japan in fall of 2012. We specialized in custom cosplay pieces, and won numerous awards for our work throughout the US. Since moving to Japan, it is incredibly difficult to get your hands on good fabric, and until very recently, we didn't have the room for me to even consider sewing. Now that there is a bit of space (seriously, Japanese apartments are small), I have slowly dipped my toes back into making things, while juggling life, 2 cats 3 cats, mastering Japanese, and dealing with a few major health problems.
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So, lately (basically the past year), I’ve been really struggling. My depression has been at a peak, and my schizophrenia sometimes spikes bad. I’ve thus far managed not to harm myself, but some days that is all I can do - try not to do anything really bad.

Today, right now in fact, I’m at the doctor for my 悪い thyroid. Usually it’s just a long wait, but today has been actually amazing.

I’ve had three people come up to me so far to talk about my bag. It’s one of those made from an obi.



No one gets more excited about foreigners liking Japanese things than older Japanese women!

One of the ladies is also from Saiki, and it turns out her father has a small crafts shop in town, where he sells his ceramics. She invited me to visit!

This outpouring of love is exactly what I needed today, and it makes me feel like maybe I can keep managing things for the time being at least!Trying by taeliac
A blog post about the weekend swimming in crystal-clear rivers is up!

saminjapanland.wordpress.com/2…
Snow bunny pins
Working on making things again, just trying to get the knack of living, basically. So, not wanting to spend a fortune for supplies, or go and tear apart some kimono to sew with, I started thinking small. I saw some decorative pins in a shop about a year ago, and I fell in love with them, and have been meaning to make my own for some time now.

Well, as a typhoon was coming through, I decided to give it a go, since I couldn't play games (was too afraid we'd lose internet mid raid!) I started sketching. And, of course, my snow bunnies wound up being the main topic! So I ran with it! These little guys are coated in clear resin, making them really durable, and attached to the tops of sewing pins, making them perfect for quilting and the like! They're small, maybe only 1cm (1/3") high, but perfect for grabbing on to.

I have so many more ideas planned, and I might make these as a special order type thing, or maybe just as earrings, since they'd make perfect studs, too! Either way, I'm enjoying getting to draw again, and work that into the stuff I'm making, even if it is just little, kawaii things.


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Zachary-A-Valerian Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018
Happy Birthday!
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An happy Birthday to you :hug:Eating Collection.6 Eating Collection.6 Eating Collection.6 
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CaliforniaClipper Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, just wanted to say thanks for your yukata tutorial. I wanted to make a nursing robe for a friend and I thought a yukata would be perfect because she likes Japan =). Your instructions are nice, so thank you!
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iamburningfire Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Kao Emoji-16 (Happy Birthday) [V1] 
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TaishoBee Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
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