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

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Happy Birthday to my Brother in Law who is 40 this week

My Brother in Law, Martin, is 40 tomorrow and I have sent him what I think is a most appropriate card. I love to write messages to my family and friends when their birthday comes up and usually I talk about what has happened between us and to them in the previous year since their last birthday. Sometimes quotes come to mind which make me think of them but more often than not the message is personal.

If you sometimes struggle to find the right quote or comment when you send birthday greetings, just take a look at the list below for some inspiration of what to say to someone about to pass the BIG FOUR-O!


Life begins at 40 - but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.
Helen Rowland

At the age of 20, we don't care what the world thinks of us; at 30, we worry about what it is thinking of us; at 40, we discover that it wasn't thinking of us at all.
Author Unknown

Age is opportunity no less than youth itself.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This wine is forty years old. It certainly doesn't show its age.
Latin: Hoc vinum Falernum annorum quadragenta est. Bene aetatem fert.

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
George Bernard Shaw

The first forty years of life give us the text: the next thirty supply the commentary.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Life begins at forty.
W. B. Pitkin

At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgement.
Benjamin Franklin

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.
George William Curtis

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.
Victor Hugo

The I just woke up face of your 30's is the all day long face of your 40's.
Libby Reid

What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Jack Benny

Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and 40 after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.
Christian Dior

Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
Tom Stoppard

Women deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of twenty eight and forty
James Thurber

The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men.
Colleen McCullough

When I passed forty I dropped pretense, 'cause men like women who got some sense.
Maya Angelou

You've heard of the three ages of man - youth, middle age, and 'you're looking wonderful'.
Francis Cardinal Spellman

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
Bob Hope

At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose, not closing up like a cabbage.
John Andrew Holmes

Middle age is when you still believe you'll feel better in the morning.
Bob Hope

Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Charles Schulz

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever
Don Marquis

Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one that'll get you home earlier.
Dan Bennett

The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.
Jerry M. Wright

The best years of a woman's life - the ten years between 39 and 40.
Author Unknown

35 is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.
Oscar Wilde

To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.
Bernard M. Baruch

To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
Edward Young

And below is a message for my BIL - Have fun young man!!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Valentine's Day is coming......here are some quotes.

With Valentine's Day less than a week away many of you may be racking your brains thinking about how to convey your true love and what to write in your cards. So here are some quotes which you might find useful.......Happy Valentine's!

"Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds."

"If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand."

"You don't marry someone you can live with - you marry the person who you cannot live without."

"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction."

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."
-Ingrid Bergman

"I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love."
-Henry Ward Beecher

"True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen."
-La Rochefoucauld

"Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all."
-St. Augustine

"To love another person is to see the face of God."
-Les Miserables

"Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition."
-Alexander Smith

"Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole."
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time."
-Lawrence Durrell

“Very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love."

"There is no remedy for love but to love more."

"Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it."
-Dr. Karl Menninger

"To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best."
-William M. Thackeray

"If you love someone, let them go. If they return to you, it was meant to be. If they don't, their love was never yours to begin with..."

"True love never dies for it is lust that fades away. Love bonds for a lifetime but lust just pushes away."
-Alicia Barnhart

"Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever."

"If love is great, and there are no greater things, then what I feel for you must be the greatest."

"The Eskimos have 52 words for snow because it is so special to them; there ought to be as many for love!"
-Margaret Atwood

"Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart."

"Within you, I lose myself. Without you, I find myself wanting to be lost again."

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Happy New Year!

May your life be filled with blessings and joy!

Kung Hei Fa Choy!