Bonjour. こんにちは。Hi!

This is the personal site of Makiko Itoh (Maki, 伊藤牧子). Maki is the creator of Just Hungry, a site (mostly) about Japanese cooking, and Just Bento, all about bento box meals. The journal on this site is about art, design, writing, making stuff, culture, web and other geekery, being Japanese abroad, living in France, or basically anything but food. Read more about Maki, or contact her.

Notes on the "Next steps in shuttle tatting" class on Craftsy


Here are some notes on the advanced tatting class offered on Craftsy. The class is taught by Marilee Rockley, aka Yarnplayer, and is called Next Steps in Shuttle Tatting.

Against my better judgement...


I may post a bit about tatting here from time to time.

We Love Funassyi, a new Tumblr blog


I've decided to start a Tumblr blog about Funassyi, the yellow and blue pear fairy and the unofficial yuru-chara or gotouchi-chara (local/regional mascot) from Funabashi, Chiba, Japan.

Why? Because I'm a big fan.

Link: We Love Funassyi

some of my flickr photos