Sweet Laguna- Flower of the Lake Omiyage

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Sweet Laguna- Flower of the Lake Omiyage


Pretty green- blue batik Cherry Blossom Omiyage is portrayed as "flower of the lake". It's certainly the right color--- lake flowers are often blue. Not many other flowers are, tho.

There are six fabrics being used here... The front of the flower is fussy- cut, that is, every piece was cut alone, for the curves of the design on the cloth to go with the design of the petals. There is a white with blue rosebuds print on the backside of the petals... there is a blue paisley making the outside of the gift- place... there is lining fabric in the gift- place, and there is gilded quilting fabric comprising the hems, or bindings. The ribbons are double-faced satin, and the little fabric buttons made as tradition has it, for the ends of the ribbons, are the rosebud fabric of the backsides of the petals repeated.

It is made as well as I know how, and is hand- washable. Everything is cotton except for the lining.

Cutting each omiyage can take as long as 45 minutes. They are machine sewed as far as they can be, what takes anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. They are then hand- sewn together, which usually is about an hour and a half for each one.

An omiyage is a gift to hold a gift. This one's gift pouch is about 2 by 2". It is a unique creation.

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You may think I'm crazy, but the very best part of artfire for me ??? Is packing your pkg. You've picked your goodies, and sent the pay pal money... I've been rewarded for all my hard work. I love to pack your pkg... I like to imagine wowing you.

Please pay me within 10 days of your purchase.

I can ship internationally up to 3 pounds using First Class International, which is not very expensive.

I accept any and all returns... If you feel you MUST return a lovelything. If your return is MY FAULT, I will also pay the return postage.

This is a SMOKE FREE environment. We have a small cat.

Let me know if you're a fellow crocheter and would like to know the source of my creations. If I can, I will be pleased to steer you in the right direction.



OHMYGOSH this dress is WONDERFUL! Exactly as pictured and Lovely Things is SO nice! She made little hair ties to go with my dress and sent some other small gifts too! Dress was packaged so well and arrived here fast! I am so delighted and can't wait to see what else she offers in the future! Thanks MaryBeth!




Super fast delivery.

Extremely pleased with my purchase. Pictures and description does not do it justice until you have it in hand and can appreciate the work that goes into it. Already placing a second order!

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MaryBeth, This is a wonderful quilt.I love the pattern, colors,material chosen, even the tiny off-center qualities(it fits me). I can tell it was made with lots of love and have already slept under your beautiful quilt. Thank-you, deborah


The shawl closers are so elegants, just love them. Thank you so much for the gifts.


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OMG..... This quilt is just amazing. The quality of the work is outstanding and it is just so sweet. It came packaged with so much care and with some extra special treats. Thank You Marybeth.

Nancy (aka Martie)

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Thank you for the beautiful quilt, it is made with loving care..i can see and feel that! I will be back to shop again soon :) Thanks again! Donna

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Very nice, well made bracelet and earrings! Thank you so much, i enjoy opening your packages and the other little gifts that are included are so gracious! I will be back! Donna


The afghan arrived today - wonderful fast service. It is truly a piece of practical art. Everything is just perfect, the softness, the color, the size - magnificent. This artisan's talent and care is evident in quality of her handiwork. Fabulous! Thanks, Mary!


Absolutely magnificent! The quality of the afghan itself is top drawer but the customer service, timeliness, and communication were perfect. Thank you very much a wonderful buyer experience!

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