Kiku Craft Fair

Happy Wednesday friends!

The cooler weather in SoCal this week has got us into the fall spirit.  With the Holidays just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get a head start on your holiday shopping for family and friends.  We have always despised the crowds in the malls during the holidays and prefer to do as much of our shopping ahead of time as possible so we don’t feel so stressed.

The upcoming Kiku Crafts & Food Fair is one of our absolute favorite craft fairs to attend both as a vendor and a shopper.  It is extremely organized and easy to find exactly what you’re looking for.   Added bonus: there is always delicious food to snack on.  If you’re anything like us, shopping has a way of making you hungry!  We love to support small businesses and love being able to gift things that you can’t snag anywhere else.

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We hope you can join us for a fun day!  We’ll be there with our signature Pretty in Gingham items and some special gift sets especially for the holidays.  As always, if you aren’t able to attend, we would be happy to work with you to create a custom order in the color and/or fabric of your choice.  Please feel free to email us at with any questions or for order information.

Here’s a sneak peak of some of the items we’ll be featuring that day:

We also have a few surprises up our sleeve that we can’t wait to share with you.  Hope to see you all there!


Kokoro Craft Boutique

Happy September! We’ve been a little MIA from the blog lately but hope all of you enjoyed a wonderful summer with family and friends.

We’ve been super busy prepping some of our Pretty in Gingham staples plus a few brand new surprises to feature at our next craft show.  This is our first time participating as a vendor in the Kokoro Craft Boutique and we couldn’t be more excited!


This is a great opportunity to get a head start on your Holiday shopping and check out some of the great local restaurants since you’ll get a 10% discount when you make a purchase of $10 or more!  Plus, sales from the boutique will benefit JANM’s educational program.

We hope you’ll join us but if you aren’t able to make it, please feel free to email us at with questions or to place a special order.

We look forward to seeing you!

Brand new lunch tote bag

One of the items that we’ve been working on lately that we are super excited to introduce is our brand new lunch tote bag!


These super cute and functional insulated lunch tote bags come in two sizes (8x10x5 and 7x9x4) and are perfect for both adults and kids.  They feature a water resistant liner which can easily be wiped clean, a nylon web handle and velcro closure.

Our lunch tote bags are available by special order only and will not be featured at any of our upcoming craft fairs.  Our smaller lunch tote is currently priced at $7 plus tax and the larger tote is priced at $8 plus tax.  These totes would make a perfect back to school gift for students and teachers and are a fun and stylish way to carry your lunch and snacks to/from the office.

For those of you with babies and young kiddos, our lunch totes are also a great way transport bottles, milk, juice, food and other snacks while you’re on the go.

Please feel free to email us at with any questions or to place an order today!

Next craft show

Hi friends,

We hope all of you are enjoying the amazing long days of June and are gearing up for another wonderful summer.  We’ve been keeping busy experimenting with some new Pretty in Gingham items, babysitting our grandson who just turned 1 year old and working on our inventory for our next craft show.

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We are extremely excited to be participating in the Venice Japanese Community Center’s annual arts and crafts fair.  Along with our signature Pretty in Gingham aprons, tote bags and towels, we have a few other surprises up our sleeve and can’t wait to share some of our new fabrics and designs with you.

If you’re in the Southern California area, we hope you’ll come out and join us on Saturday July 9 for a fun afternoon of shopping and eating.  If you aren’t able to make it or would like to place a special order, please shoot us an email at

We hope to see you there!

Karen JPEG

Cherry Blossom Festival recap

Happy 2nd day of Spring!

We had a blast participating in the 3rd annual Huntington Beach Cherry Blossom Festival yesterday.  We tried a ramen burger, got to check out different Japanese cultural exhibits and performances and enjoyed the beautiful weather.


Thank you to those of you who stopped by!  It was lovely to meet all of you!

Our next craft fair will be in July in Venice and we look forward to seeing all of you there.  In the meantime, please feel free to email us at for product or order information.  We are still taking custom order requests for Mother’s Day!