these have got to be one of my favorite little treats over here. the shop calls them hanabi (fireworks). and they are made from satsumaimo (sweet potatoes). i only have them about once a year because i don't know where to buy them. which is a good thing. because they are deep fried and then coated with some super sticky sweetness. my gosh. my friend showed me where the famous little shop is that sells these. dangerous.
two separate deliveries came this weekend. from two great gals. who i did swaps with. the fabric on the left is so wonderful. i'm not sure i'll be able to cut it up. thanks, lindsey. and the fabric on the right is some of my favorite. it's my third batch of it. thanks, erika (aka mikodesign).
we also took a trip back to h-kun's hometown. to have lunch. and tea with his folks. while taking the back way to his parents' house we found a farmer's field. with a bunch of ume trees in bloom. at various stages. and in a few different colours. and h-kun's mom told us that the sakura trees should start blooming in about two and a half weeks. so we planned our first hanami (cherry blossom viewing picnic) of the season. i am super excited.