Welcome to my blog. I work full time and creating is my sanity. I like to use many different mediums and was a finalist in the Fire Mountain Beading Contest in 2008. I am a passionate blogger, and a promoter of handmade goodness.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Grateful - thank you Rie of Zakka81 !

Maddabling was exceptionally lucky recently to win a wonderful giveaway held by Rie of Zakka 81.
What is Zakka 81 ? 
Rie says this about her lovely store :
"We specialise in imported Japanese zakka (meaning knick knacks) and handmade one of a kind products. I carefully select zakka from some of the most up and coming designs from Japan . 

They are very unique and cool items that are difficult to get outside of Japan. As for the handmade products, I am doing one of the traditional needleworks called SAIKUMONO. Saikumono is a  very delicate hand sewn craft from time gone by  which disappeared during a period of war, but now it is revived anew. The Japanese women used the art of Saikumono to express the beauty of nature though out the four seasons using old kimono fabrics. The little sachet type of craft is used to put  plectrums for their Koto (harp type instrument), also used for perfumes etc. This idea is very old like 200 years old but some places still use them for special decorations.  Also my Aussie husband helps complement of variety of my products with his wood turning. We both enjoy being working together as artists. We service all areas of Australia and welcome international orders.
Rie spoilt me terribly with a wonderful selection of Japanese goodies which  I will share with you now :)
p.s. take note of the super cool cloud tape that my package was sealed with awwwww !
A beautiful handkerchief and the sweetest socks
some simply gorgeous origami craft papers and
a delectable selection of Japanese Sweets ! 

Thank you again Rie for holding such an amazing giveaway - I feel so lucky to have been the winner ! If you want to see more of these gorgeous things for yourself, you can visit the Zakka 81 Online Store at  http://www.zakka81.com.au/ or
follow Zakka 81 on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zakka-81/227215274004193

See you all tomorrow for the final instalment in the Savage Kitten 30 Day Photo Challenge xo

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