angelinekwan on Mar 12, 2014
Super fast shipping and thank you so much for the cute extras.
yasmo on Jan 9, 2014
i love love love it, perfect item and beautiful wrapping and arrived on time
Stitch by stitch.
Hi! I am Natsu!!
Some of you might know the word Natsu means "summer" in Japanese. But my name is written in Hiragana , not written as summer in Chinese character. This name was given from my grand-ma. She was a teacher of Kimono seamstress.I worn her hand-sewn Kimono when I was a little girl. I think that is why I am interested in Kimono so much.
Myself studied Science of Clothing or Fashion at a private University located in Tokyo.I learned designs, colours, apparel marketing and lots there. After I got married, I got a mom in law who is a master of Japanese Traditional or Classic Dance, Nichibu. (And now I am very much into Nichibu myself!!)
Because of these background, I think I can advise you pretty good or "right" suggestion regarding Kimono and Japanese traditional items, considering the origins and the reasons of Japanese traditional patterns and motives. The knowledge from books and from mom in law and I think those are succeeded from my grand mothers too. (Grand mothers -my own and my hus's grandma, she was born in MEIJI period!!)
In the same reason, my Kimono scrunchy have always some meanings. I always sew them with wishes for my customers. My works are based on ; 1. Japananese traditional sewing methods (from my grandma), 2. From Knowledges at my University Degree, 3. From Experience as a sales of Kimono, Hanten, Souvenirs from Japan.
I wish you enjoy my Kimono schrunhie and my handicrafts.
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My scrunchies are all by my hand sewn at my cozy, SMOKE FREE, PET FREE studio.
Most of my scrunchies are made of old/vintage Kimono fabric (and sometime new one), the rest of my grandma's and/or mother's Kimono or other Kimono staff such as Obi(sash belt) and so on.
* I sometime use modern fabrics or vintage recycled fabrics. Whenever I do I will write it in the description of the each items.
I also handle Kimono items at my garage shop. Please visit and check it too.
Accepted payment methods
Money orders and cheques are not acceptable for me as it costs me too much handling fee from Japanese banks (It costs approx $30 at least ,double or triple sometime, to clear the money orders.)
Thank you very much for your understanding.
Or, if you can get an IPMO, "International" and "Postal" money order in your country (the money order is issued by Post Offices), I will happily accept it. Please convo me and let me work with you.
(Last update : 7th April 2012)
(However, they are sometimes depends on the destinated countries)
I am not be able to be responsible for their lost or damage after leaving my hands.So, if you wish to secure them , please add "REGISTERED MAIL" (delivery confirmation) -5.00 USD or "EMS"-12.00USD.
Registered Mail requires receiver's signature. And in the event that registered mail is lost or damaged, you may claim compensation in an amount not exceeding Approx 50USD (in Yen bases).
EMS service is an express way, tracable and insured not exceeding Approx.165USD.
When you wish to add the above special shipping service, I will re-new the item with the special shipping rates for you. Please let me know by convo. in advance.
Registered : Usual shipping rates + add 5.00 USD
EMS : 12.00 USD only instead of usual shipping rates.
Refunds and Exchanges
** After Sales Service**
I adore all of my Kimono fabrics. After any time you cherished my scrunchies, elastic had damaged, threads had damaged, I would love to repair them AT FREE.
Would you please be responsible for shipping fees (round-trip). Please send them by prepaid airmail. And I will charge only shipping fee from Tokyo to your countries. It is 2.50 USD at one "repair" order, regardless the quantity.
I am just looking forward to seeing my scrunchies again!
I will be appreciating if you will convo me before the "Repair" order. So that we can fully discussed about how can I repair them. (Fabric availability and so on.) And I will list a "Repair order" for you.
Thank you very much for your patronage to my shop once again!
( I started this service from June,2011. However, of course I will gladly accept repair order for my old orders too. )
Additional policies and FAQs
*Blogspot : http://natsu3needlework.blogspot.com/
*Facebook Page : www.facebook.com/Natsu3Needlework
Thank you :-)
** Reserved Listing**
If you are interested in purchasing my products and would like to have some time until payment, I will reserve it (or them) for you up to 7days.
** Custom Made Orders**
I am happy to work for custom made orders. Just convo me how can I make it (or them!!) for you. Discussing about the item, I will let you know my lead time.
Usually it is a couple of weeks. After completion, I will convo you and will list it as Reserved Order. Please purchase it within 7 days since I listed.
So, you do not have to pay any deposit for custom made orders.
Or if you change your mind, no problem. Please seeing and examining through the photo of your custom made orders, and decide your shopping.
Thank you very much for your dropping by once again.
Please convo me for any questions or requests.
>>>>>>>>>>> INFORMATION and F.A.Q. <<<<<<<<<<
::Q:: How many times Natsu's scrunchie tie a ponytail?
::A:: In my case, I can tie around my ponytail as follows;
6 inches elastic used : double
8 inches elastic used : triple
*In future items I will add those information too.
::Q:: would like to have the same scrunchie the Natsu Store sold before.
::A:: Thank you for your checking my listings. Almost all my works are OOAK (One Of A Kind).
However, sometime I might make similar one according to availability of my fabrics. Please feel free to convo me.
In same reason, if you wish to have your original conbination scrunchie, I will gladly accept your custom order.
Thank you :)
::Q:: Is Natsu-san's scrunchie washable?
::A::Most of my scrunchies are made from SILK 100% fabric.
Is this washable??
The answer is YES!! and NO.
I washed my scrunchie. It has now wrinkles. I love this wrinkled scrunchie too. But if you do not want to get them on your silk scrunchie, please do not wash them, but just pat it by washing-benzine or oil type cleaner.
Washing Instruction for my products (including scrunchie and other items.)
::Q:: I am looking at the a set of Two Eco Friendly Reusable Facial Cotton or coasters. Could the tenugui fabric really be used on the face and easy to take care?
::A:: Yes, I am sure they are good on skins and are very easy to be handled.
We use Sarashi as baby's diapers and for facial towel for wiping milk. I mean not all young moms, but traditionally we have used Sarashi or Tenugui like this.
Using and washing more, cotton will be really softer , more comfortable texture.
I am using them too. Actually I have only four pieces for myself. So I use ordinary facial cotton too when I do not laundry ; )
I also use them as Kleenex when I would like to wipe left creams from my hands.
You can machine wash this item. Just put it into your washing machine with other laundries!! It can be handled as same as ordinary towels.
If you have any questions, please convo me.
(Last update : 30th Aug. 2012)
Thank you very much for your reading and understanding my policy.
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