I've not written about the tragic disaster in Japan, because frankly, I'm nowhere near articulate enough to put into words such devastation. However, my thoughts are with all those effected on a daily basis as I watch the news in utter disbelief. My thoughts are especially with Japan on days that I am lucky enough to spend with those close to me.
My boyfriend and I spent this weekend in Hertfordshire catching up with good friends and on Saturday, a group of us girlies went to a Japanese-themed fair which donated all proceeds to those in need. The fair was a true display of Japan's spectacular culture, with origami-making, other arts and crafts and traditional foods.
Other than lots of sushi, I also picked up some gorgeous fabric, which I really think captures the elegance and quality of Japanese products. It's a 5m roll of light to medium weight wool fabric, which feels like a rough cotton. It cost £15 for a 5 metre roll, which is just 37cm (14.5 inches) wide, as it's produced with kimono-making in mind. However, I have panel skirts, bags, cushion covers and so many more ideas floating around in my head.
Anyway, I hope that the proceeds from the fair go a long way to relieve people's plight.