Thursday, December 29, 2011
What does everyone have planned for New Years?
Something about New Years makes me think of glitter and sparkles. Or maybe I just really like glitter and sparkles. Either way, I found these headbands at Don Quijote, our go-to discount store for just about anything.
Here in Japan, headbands are called "Katyusha," which is very weird since it's a nickname for the Russian name Ekaterina. After a little investigation, I've learned that the name came from a character in Tolstoy's novel "Resurrection." It was made into a play in Japan 1914 and apparently Sumako Matsui, who played the role of Katyusha, was wearing a headband in the play and it came to be known as the "Katyusha."
Interesting how things come to be.
Anyways, to bring things back to the present...I've finished making my Nengajo (new years greeting postcards). I thought you might like to see how I make them every year. This year I kept it really simple since I didn't have that much time. I forgot to put in the embossing powder and the pen I use to write in the picture but you get the picture. Now all I have to do is write in a little message to everyone and send them out!