In San Francisco

Long time no see, civic center!

Mili and I have been in San Francisco since Tuesday — so nice to be back! Oh how much I’ve missed it here. We’ve been busy seeing friends and hanging around the city, but just wanted to pop in and say hello. The picture is the Civic Center. I took it from my friend’s car when we just got in. It looked more beautiful than ever! Will post some more SF stuff later… xo Hijiri

Think of Japan While Knitting Trunk Show

If you are in San Francisco Bay Area this weekend, please stop by New People this weekend for the Think of Japan While Knitting trunk show! They have been knitting and crocheting lots of pretty blankets, pillows and shawls, all of the proceeds will be donated to Ashinaga Ikueikai in Japan. I wish I were there to support them! I’ll be there in spirit… Have a great weekend, everyone! xo Hijiri

Sweet Packages


My husband was on his business trip to San Francisco last week and he brought me home some treats from Miette (my favorite!) — these packages are great I had to share! Love the hand-lettering chocolate package above and this Italian candy package below is just so sweet, isn’t it?


and of course, their Miette label candies :)


Happy Sweet Friday and weekend, everyone! xo Hijiri

Creators For Japan Next Weekend

If you are in San Francisco Bay Area, please save the date for Creators For Japan fund-raising event next weekend, Saturday April 30th & Sunday May 1st at New People. There would be lots of handmade arts and crafts as well as baked goods and 100% of proceeds will be donated to Artists Help Japan Fund with Mercy Corps.

Heartfish Press is proud to be one of the participants along with chibi., Suga Jewelry, TOTA Press, urban fauna studio… and many more! For a whole list of participants information, please visit their facebook page — amazing! I so wish I could be there… please stop by for me and tell me all about it, will you?!

and wishing you a happy Friday & a weekend! xo Hijiri