here is my latest embroidery. it is based on the japanese legend about a moon goddess who keeps rabbits as pets and sends them out to earth as messengers. the japanese see a bunny in the moon instead of a face. at the next full moon, tilt your head and you'll see it too! http://www.dreamfollow.com/littledear/images/bunnymoon.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/26/53847781_7bb7083408.jpg Lately Ive been doing embroidered artwork based on little drawings from my sketchbook. Ive found that the simplest doodles can become great embroidery designs! 'blue trees' is about 10x14 inches and shel silverstein with a giant bird is about 8x10.
my mom used to make this salad (Im not sure how "japanese" it actually is but that's what it's called) with chicken and everyone always loved it. I have recently become a vegetarian so I've been making some old recipes without the meat. I also mixed my own spices in instead of using the ramen noodle seasoning pack it calls for. It turned out great! here's what it takes:
thinly slice 1/2 large head (or 1 small head) of cabbage add as much as you like of: sesame seeds sliced almonds chopped green onions
dressing - heat and cool the following ingredients : 1/2 cup salad oil (I used a mix of peanut and olive) 1/4 cup soy sauce 2T sugar 3T vinegar about 1/2 to 1 tsp of each of the following: onion powder garlic powder celery seed ginger pepper salt 1 bay leaf
when dressing is cooled remove bay leaf, pour over salad. (you may not need all of it.) mix well. add 1 package of cruched ramen noodles. the noodles will become softer as it sets.