If you are in Tokyo / Saitama this end of February, I am inviting you to join our fun kawaii journaling event! 🙂
Rainbowholic Studio will be finally opening its doors for its FIRST ever workshop this 2019. Come and join me & @raquels_creations this February 23 (Saturday) as we learn how to sew our very own journaling tote bags + do some crafting together!
My dear friend Raquel has been making these handmade tote bags (cutest fabric designs from Japan!) & she will be giving us a demo on how you can make your own in the first part of the workshop. The fee includes a tote bag of your choice + @rainbowholic.shop freebies! After the demo, I am going to teach you how to make cute bag charms that will go well with your tote bag (kit is included).
Second part of the workshop will be just pure journaling fun together + sipping on some Karel Capek tea that I’ve been drinking everyday lol + munching Japanese snacks + exchanging stationery and such. The end time might extend but it’s okay, as we have the whole day together! 😍
After a long crazy week, I am finally having some me-time here at my place. It feels so good to blog again and just type away all these thoughts in my head! breathes in and out
As mentioned in my instagram posts earlier this month (and also blogged about it previously haha), I’ve finally gotten myself a studio / office.
I never expected that this day would come so soon. I knew that it would come true, but maybe not this year..? Haha. And yes, even if I’m like the most optimistic person out there, I still have those moments when I doubt my capabilities and all… tryin’ to be realistic. I hope that everything gets settled soon as it’s quite harder than I thought to set things up especially during this very cold winter season. I still don’t have internet at my studio and I hope to get one soon as it has been extra challenging for me to not edit & upload… wew.
To share some of my progress, here’s a messy desk photo! I’ve been filming some BTS during the entire setting up phase and I can’t wait to share them on my youtube! : )
Watch: First Rainbowholic Studio Vlog ♡ Empty Japanese Apartment Tour (アパートツアー)
Patreon-exclusive post: my first day reaction!
I reused my old stuff from my old apartment. My brother and Aki’s parents also donated some furniture / equipment for the studio. Aki was able to score this really good “extendable” dining table + chairs set from some app here in Japan. We only paid a few thousand yen for it!
My first breakfast at the studio during my first “work day” there. ;_;
Sorry for the lack of updates during the second half of the year. phew
I had to give my maximum effort to make this goal a reality before 2018 ends.
Rainbowholic Studio is no longer a dream but a real space where I can freely create content, hold workshops / meet-ups, and fulfill orders for rainbowholic-shop.com.
I used to do everything in this small Japanese apartment… ;_; I was so inspired to work extra hard so that I can finally spend a happier self-care time here in my apato (apartment) without seeing “work” everywhere (packing supplies / boxes), lol.
It wasn’t easy and it was such an “uncomfortable” journey for me to pursue as I juggle many jobs ( teacher / entrepreneur / stationery store / custom kawaii tokyo tour guide ) but I’m so glad everything has fallen into place. ;_;
I had to set aside a good amount of money every month to be able to afford the “heavy” first month of payments. My savings made it just in time, lol!
More feelings here.
If you haven’t watched my #ThankYouPatrons / patreon journey video, please do! ^^
(Note lol: Couch / other displays not mine. This was when we were checking apartment options (it took a month!!)
From this… (stamping postcards at a kombini with my bestfriend ) ….