Wednesday, April 26, 2006

new collection of bags

HELLO, my dear friends. I've been busy with new bag collection for up-coming season at my shops. Here're some photos. Every day, I spent hours in front of my sewing machine for two weeks.
I'm so excited as I met so many great fabrics at the local shops. In many cases, an idea what to make occur to me right after I see the fabric for the first time.
The area I live is called "Shonan" and people say it's "Japanese Hawaii". We're facing to the Pacific and surrounded by some mountains, people enjoy surfing and other marine activities and so on.
At my Japanese bag shop, I make lots of bags with fabrics from Big island of Hawaii and they sell so well. I have many local customers who love Hawaiian kinda feeling. It's so much fun to choose the fabric, too. I myself love these kinds of fabric, vivid colors and lovely flower print. It gives me so much power! Those fabrics you see are brand new. I just got from Hawaii a couple weeks ago.

I just signed a paper that I leave the company I've been working for the past 8 yrs at the end of July. I'm now working on a project with big money, and I feel bad to leave in the middle of it. So I'll stay here until this project is completed.
What will happen to me, then? Who knows!! Let's just hope things won't be that bad. I'll be free, anyway! Right?


Sofia Barao said...

and what's better than being free ????? nothing...good luck on that.
The bags are beautiful Kumi....:)

Gina said...

Wow, that's a whole lot of bags! You've been working so hard! The blue one is my favorite.

*Kumi said...

Salut, Sophia.
Right, being free can be nothing comparable!
But life can be hard, too, eh?

*Kumi said...

Hi Gina.
Yap, I'm making bags every single day now!
I have more to take photos.

Handmade Girl said...

I like being able to stay home with the baby. Think of all the time you will have to devote to your shop.

joyce said...

great bags kumi!
best wishes to you!

hermione said...

tu as beaucoup de talent pour les sacs...bravo ! ils sont tous vraiment fait , je voudrais apprendre le japonnais, tu sais où je pourrais m'adresser sur internet ? Ou bien avoir une correspondante ça me plairait bien aussi !!