Welcome to the world of Kimona Creates

Welcome to the world of Kimona. I love to create beautiful things especially cards and customised stationery made from fabrics of all kinds. The process of making our products begins with the selection of the fabrics and materials and then is completely manual. We do not add bits to pre-existing printed card, we make our products from scratch.

We have an in-stock selection of cards which can be used for any occasion or can be adapted for special use Take a look at the posts to see some pictures of them.

We use several types of fabrics including a range of Thai silk, Chinese silk brocade, ribbon and sequins and a glittery Christmas range. We are always looking for new and exciting fabrics and ideas and can design anything to suit our clients needs and they have asked us to design special occasion stationery for weddings, barmitzvah's, christenings, parties and for corporate use. Our service is truely bespoke.

I would love you to join me on my creative journey and will keep you posted on what I get up to.

Be well and take good care,

Kim x

Friday, 29 June 2012

We've been busy at Kimona Creates

We have been working hard at Kimona to source new fabrics and materials and create new designs. Take a look at the 2012 collection below which includes 4 new Thai silk creations as well as some new and familiar classics in silk brocade. Don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to order some of the new cards or have any enquires at all. Email kimlette7@hotmail.com or leave a message on this blog. Hope you like the cards! Here are the 9 cards featured in the 2012 Collection........
Introducing for the first time to Kimona - 100% Thai silk collection............
Beautiful Cerise Pink and Turquoise Thai silk........
Rich Red and Purple Thai silk...........
Classic Chinese silk brocade in Turquoise vine.........
Rich Red Tibetan silk and Chinese silk brocade in teal, both from the luxury gold thread collection.............
All five silk classics.......
Would love to hear from you. Drop me a line......xxx

Thursday, 7 July 2011

New to Kimona Cards - Kimona Keepsakes

We are all excited at Kimona Cards because we have a whole new range of customisable, hand made invitations for those special occasions in your life. Take a look at Kimona Keepsakes which can be made as a flat card with printing on the back or as a folded cards with printing on the inside right flap.

Let's start with the white and natural linen range. There are three designs in this group: "Let's Party", "An Invitation" and "It's My Birthday"

"Let's Party" - White Linen card with black lace and mirror flowers - ideal for any age, 16, 18, 21, 30 etc etc

"An Invitation" - White Linen card with silver heart - ideal for weddings, anniversaries, parties etc

And in Natural Linen colour "It's My Birthday" - Ideal for young and old(er) alike

Made with Natural Linen card and pink and purple felt hearts.

All cards come in 6"x4" size with envelopes and can be flat with personalised printing on back or with folded card with personalised printing on inside right

HK$ 1250 for 25 - Flat card, one side personalised printing
HK$ 1500 for 25 - Folded card, one side personalised printing on inside right

Minimum order of 25, then sold in multiples of 10.

I'll be posting again with the gold linen range so watch this space.......

Monday, 20 June 2011

Hong Kong Artisan's - W52 on May 28th

The Hong Kong Artisan group had it's first showcase event on May 28th. Over 200 people turned up to see the stunning work of crafts folk and artisan's in Hong Kong. We also had a cake decorating demonstartion where the team from Sweet Secrets turned a humble square cake into a delicious Tiffany's gift box draped with pearls.

We had beautiful jewellery from Katia. Her work is made with antique silver beads and semi- precious stones.......

Bettina Wan provided some lovely, colourful children's hair accessories.....

Sara provided some of her jewellery which she makes using medieval knotting techniques using a simple sewing needle....

Cakes and cupcakes were provided by Sarah and the team from Sweet Secrets. Can you believe that this is a cake!

And, of course, hand crafted cards made with silk brocade, organza and trimmings were provided by us at Kimona Cards, here are just a few.......

We are planning our next showcasing event which will take place in October. This one will have a festive theme and there will be more companies displaying their work. So watch this space and I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

2011 Feng Shui Almanac (May 2011)

I just came across this calendar and thought you might be interested in.............

"Tips on choosing a good day"

1. For big events such as wedding, buying property/car, moving house and grand openings, it is best to avoid 3rd, 6th and 7th lunar months.

2. Avoid holding big events on days where San Niang Affliction appears.

3. Days where one has zodiac conflict (particularly with certain age) is bad for that particular zodiac, but good for the rest of the zodiacs.

4. Every day will be a good day if one carefully selects that day to do the correct things right:
a. Placing Feng Shui Remedy - If one starts placing their feng shui enhancers on a good day, it would be doubly auspicious to yield better results. This includes building the wealth vase, placing the wealth ship, displaying a water fountain etc.
b. Start Biz - The grand opening or the day that marks the start of a business and career is very important to assure success. One has to choose a good day to embark on a new endeavour in order to face less obstacles and ride higher.
c. Move House - Moving into a new house marks the new beginning in ones life and the family wellbeing. The day when one moves in plays an important role to determine if one can stay free from illnesses, disturbances and havoc.
d. Negotiate/Interview - If one chooses a good day to meet up with important people to negotiate for sales and business, the chances of success is higher. Same goes for those who wants to make a one-on-one appointment with their bosses to propose an idea or negotiate for promotion. And no doubt, if one goes for a new job interview, it is always more beneficial to choose a day without conflict.
e. Travel - Travelling here refers to long distance travel, either going on a business trip, relocation or tour purposes. One would find the trip less stressful, less chances of accident and his/her health stays at tip top condition if he/she chooses a good day to travel.
f. Renovate/Hammer - This is the day one should choose to start their renovation work or doing any banging work that increases noise level. This includes hammering nails onto walls, hammering down of walls, removing wall cabinets, applying tiles on floor, repairing doors, fixing the roof, installing the air conditioner etc.

The chinese only has 12 hours in a day and they name the hours by the 12 zodiacs. The conversion between chinese hours and international hours are as follows:
Rat hour - 23:00 to 01:00
Ox hour - 01:00 to 03:00
Tiger hour - 03:00 to 05:00
Rabbit hour - 05:00 to 07:00
Dragon hour - 07:00 to 09:00
Snake hour - 09:00 to 11:00
Horse hour - 11:00 to 13:00
Sheep hour - 13:00 to 15:00
Monkey hour - 15:00 to 17:00
Rooster hour - 17:00 to 19:00
Dog hour - 19:00 to 21:00
Pig hour - 21:00 to 23:00

And here is the almanac for May 2011...

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Here's Our New Brochure

Take a look at the new brochure below. If you would like us to send you a copy please let us know. e. kim@kimonacards.com or m. 9330 1327. Look forward to hearing from you.

Monday, 11 April 2011

We are having a Tea Party!!

Hong Kong Artisans Networking Event 2011

Who are we looking for? What is the aim of this event? Why do this? When?

We are looking for artisans and craftspeople to join us in hosting a networking event for creative professionals in Hong Kong.

Our aim is to gather a group of like-minded artistic and creative professionals to host a constructive, informative, casual and successful networking and introduction event. We would like to introduce the people of Hong Kong to the beauty of long-lasting handmade things, to the wonder of things that are original and unique, inspiring and interesting. Things made with love and care and imbued with soul. There will be nothing mass produced or disposable, only things made with craftsmanship and invested with time.

If you are in the business of high calibre handmade products, whether you are a jewellery designer, book-binder, dressmaker, shoemaker, bag maker, home-accessory maker, soap maker, candle maker, perfumer, ceramicist, toy maker, glass-blower, doll-maker, furniture craftsperson, or anyone who is an artisan with beautiful creations that you would like to showcase, and you are based in Hong Kong, we would like to hear from you.

Our aim is for this event to be in late May, 2011. We are also looking for sponsors to provide a venue for what we hope to be a Saturday afternoon event, over tea and cakes.

Please email or call us for more information and a chat, we’d love to hear from you.

Kim and Mona, Kimonacards.

e. kim@kimonacards.com m. 9330 1327
e. mona@kimonacards.com m. 9855 1772