Tuesday, December 24

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Dear All,

I would like to thank you all for your support this year again, it's been a pretty full and amazing year! I am very much looking forward to the new year and the challenges it will bring...
I have been very busy lately running my workshops and looking after my children and I couldn't update the blog as much as I wanted unfortunately. We are off on a little road trip again starting tomorrow, heading to Kyoto with stopovers in Nagoya and Nara. 

Merry Christmas to you and yours, enjoy the precious time spent with family and friends!


Monday, December 9

Christmas in Tokyo

Jiyugaoka's Christmas tree

I have meant to share these pictures for a little while, but completely ran out of time in the past two weeks... It's been really busy but fun and I have made many new friends, it feels good! So here below are a couple of pictures of what's happening during Christmas time in Jiyugaoka... Enjoy!

1, 2, 3, 4. Jiyugaoka's Christmas tree decoration 5, 6. Cafe Medewo 7, 8. N.11 shop 9. Idees
10, 11. Pain Fermier

Have a lovely week >.<

Friday, December 6

December Workshops: making a Christmas ornament {Tokyo}

In December I am conducting 4 workshops in collaboration with Niki's kitchen, all on the theme on Christmas. Participants are making a Christmas ornament made of a doily base and hand-embroidered with sequins. We then share a home-cooked lunch together at the end of the workshop. 

I had the first two workshops this past week (on Tuesday and Thursday), and it was fantastic! I served  spinach quiche, vegetable soup, a cake and vin chaud for lunch and we all spend a very great and creative moment. My participants were friendly and they enjoyed making new friends and sharing a couple of hours together at my home. Here are a couple of pictures taken during the two workshops. I haven't taken any pics of the finished projects, as I was as busy as a bee in my kitchen getting our lunch ready to be served. I will do better next time!

The chocolate cake above is a recipe by Nigella Lawson, her infamous old-fashioned chocolate cake that was passed on to me a couple of years ago by my good friend Hilary. Scrumptious!

If you live in Tokyo, check out Niki's Kitchen's website for the entire schedule of cooking workshops. My husband is starting is own cooking workshops next weekend, also via this website ~ tanoshimini!

Giveaway: we have a winner!

We have a winner to our giveaway with Bonbon Paper! The lucky winner will receive a set of 4 handmade cards by Bonbon Paper (worth US$24) together with a 30% discount on their next purchase AND a coupon code to share with a friend was well.

As you can see in the Raffle copter below, our winner is rosairosa, congratulation! Please get in touch with me via email at marie[at]etincellecreativestudio[dot]com as soon as possible to claim your prize. Thank you to everyone who participated!

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If you need beautifully crafted cards for your Christmas wishes, make sure to check out Bonbon Paper online shop. Gorgeous designs await!

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