About

Hi! I am Mardie, 26 years old and crazy about beautiful Japanese fabrics. I sew handmade Japan-inspired fabric treasures like wallets, bento bags, keychains and craft packages. I find inspiration in Japanese quilting cottons in traditional colours, but also modern Japan-inspired fabrics. On this page you can find out more about me and my work!

Japanstudies

In 2009 I moved to Leiden to study Japanese, a dream I had since my school exchange with Japan in 2005 during high school. I wrote my thesis on the intangible material culture policies of the Japanese government, and I did a minor in Museumstudies, which lead to my job as a receptionist at Japanmuseum SieboldHuis in 2013. After graduating in 2014 I continued working for the museum, first as a receptionist and currently as a workshop developer in Japanese crafts.

My Journey on Etsy

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My first Etsy shop was called Pete & Nordica where I created scale 1:4 doll clothing and miniatures together with my roommate Nordica. We had over 250 sales in the two years we ran the shop and we even attended a doll convention in Lyon, France! I left Pete & Nordica in 2013 to focus on graduating university. After working at Japanmuseum SieboldHuis for a couple of years, I opened a brand-new Etsy shop with handmade fabric treasures inspired by Japanese fabrics!I have been selling online and on various markets since 2017.

Visit my Etsy shop

In my Etsy shop I sell handmade Japan-inspired fabric treasures like wallets, bento bags, keychains and craft packages. I find inspiration in Japanese quilting cottons in traditional colours, but also modern Japan-inspired fabrics.

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