Friday, April 28, 2006

"Golden Week" is coming in Japan!!

In Japan, we have a long holidays called "Golden Week"from the end of April to May. This year it's from April 29 to May 7. Banks, post offices, companies and schools are closed except May 1 and 2. I took both days off from work so I have a long ones!! He he he!!
Those pink peony is from my garden. Every year around this time, it gives us so much happiness with beautiful flowers. I love this gorgeous flower and I think I took a great photo of it!!

And I'm adding more photo of my new bag collection for the up coming season!! This one is special one with retro-like flower. I do love the fabric a lot!!

The right-sided fabric is showing the traditional Japanese summer scene. A golden fish. This pattern is often used for Yukata (summer Kimono). Very Japanese-like fabric and I love the colors.

The left-sided bag is also using Japanese traditional pattern called "ya-gasuri", but in a modern way.

I used the new bag pattern I created on my own.


Gina said...

Wow, you created the pattern yourself! You are so talented. I really like the fish bag! And, I like the borders on all of your bags, I like that they are thin and in the same color but different patterns, what a perfect contrast! Have a super golden week.

Handmade Girl said...

I love these new bags! Beautiful!

madhatter said...

oooh, i love the "fishy" one!
and your fabrics are gorgeous - they´re always so lovely!

and such a beautiful flower photo! i really adore them :)

Amanda said...

Sounds like you have a relaxing Golden Week ahead--enjoy! Your new bags are beautiful!

Patricia said...

You took a great picture of the flowers... Beautiful garden you might have...
I love the new collection of bags. Specially the fabrics!!!

*Kumi said...

Hi Gina.
I'm back, my dear!
Yap, I've been creating patterns for bag for several years now.
But you know what?
I've seen some people copied mine and selling online.
So sad...

*Kumi said...

Hi Handmade girl.
I wonder if you got a bit better now?
Let me check your blog now!

*Kumi said...

Hi madhatter.
It looks like the fishy one is the no.1 so far.
It was the same result on other sites with my photos.
Thanks for your comment on my photos.

*Kumi said...

Hi Amanda.
Yes, I had a great holidays with my family!

*Kumi said...

Hi Patricia.
I love flowers, and have so many trees and flowers in our garden.
Now I'm so much interested in buying Old Roses as a new collection!