Friday, July 21, 2006

The craft fair in Tokyo on July 19

The fair was fantastic. I met a lot of new people who shares the same work with me, "handmade". It supposed to open at 11, but there were such a long que, the organizer
decided to open at 10:30 AM. Before that, we creators had a chance to take photos and exchange shop cards and chat. I met great artists who does super great works. You can take a look on some
shots I took with the permission.

Of course, Jade was with me and she did a great job, handing the wrapped items to customers with a big smile! She and I had a great time and I did make a great $$$. Happy :D
I'm now invited to join some fairs in Tokyo and the local Shonan area. I won't hesitate, and will definately join to enjoy myself!


Handmade Girl said...

Glad you made alot of money. The pictures are great.

点点滴滴 said...

Good sharing, I have been waiting for you to share Craft Fair ... I lovely everything about handicraft. Too bad we do not have this carnival in my country.

*Kumi said...

Hi P!
Sorry that I have kept you waiting.
I've been still busy with follow-ups after the fair.
Yap, I was so happy to earn $$$!
He he he! :D

*Kumi said...

Hey, 点点滴滴.
What a name!
Yap, the fair was over and I did have a great time there!!
Enjoy the photos!

isa said...

oh kumi,

i love you little shop...
for crafters in germany it is like beeing in heaven ;)

*Kumi said...

Hi isa!
Welcome to mine!
Thanks for your sweet words.
As you may know, Japan is so booming with handmade works!
It's so great here!

isa said...


i finished my bag with some of your fabrics ;)


*Kumi said...

Oh, isa.
Then I have to see it!

camomille said...

Oh! nice photos! I would have been there..but Tokyo is a little bit far... I am happy for you!

Patricia said...

Great pictures, Kumi! I was also waiting to hear about the fair. Glad you and Jade had a great time. Everything looks so different from the handmade stuff we have here in Brazil.
Thank you for sharing!
Have a nice weekend.

cruststation said... can anyone resist not going to your store with a super cute smile like Jade's.

madhatter said...

congratulations that the fair was so successful for you! i KNEW they´ll love your work!
surely the next ones will be successful, too. you´ll be famous in a wink and we all will be waiting for autographs! ^.^

jade makes such a cute sales-lady... you will have to cook her a favorite dessert every day so she keeps helping you like this!

madmommy said...

Oh, I wish I could have been there, such wonderful things! Congratulations on your success, and to future successes!

Valerie said...

Wow, the fair looks like it was amazing! I wish there was something like this near me. It looks like Jade had a lot of fun too, hehe. :D Congrats on being invited to this and for doing so well there! :)

*Kumi said...

Hi Camomille.
Tokyo may be a bit far,
but it got a lot of things to thrill you!
He he he!!

*Kumi said...

Hi Patricia.
Thanks for waiting!!
I see lots of beautiful bright colors
in the Brazilian craft fair and
that's really beautiful!

*Kumi said...

Hi cruststation.
He he he, thanks for saying that!
Jade must be happy and proud of herself!

*Kumi said...

Hi madhatter!
I'm back from the fair!
Yap, Jade did quite well for such a long hours
(5 hours!!).
I guess she enjoyed it very much.
So from now on, I should make sweets
for her before and after each fair?
Good deal!

*Kumi said...

Hi madmommy.
Yap, the fair was full of goodies,
as you can see!
Thank you so much for your wishes!!

*Kumi said...

Hi Valerie.
The fair was really great, I believe.
And Jade had so much fun there, too!
She's already asked me when the next one would be!

isa said...


i got my second delivery today...
oh, i love these fabrics...

thanks for the great candys ;)...


*Kumi said...

Isa, great to know that
you enjoyed the second package, too!
And you'll get the third one pretty soon!

natacha matic said...

You must be so proud! The fair looks fantastic and I was sure you'll sell a lot of your lovely items. Happy for you :D

*Kumi said...

Hi Natacha.
It was so much fun for us!

Sofia Barao said...

Oh Kumi I'm so happy that everythings are going just right for you, I wish you all the best with your "new job" ;-)

The fair looked awesome, wish I could be there :) Jade is such a cutie helping her mom :):):)

joyce said...

congratulations on the craft fair kumi! sounds like lots of fun!

*Kumi said...

Salut, la fee coriandre.
Merci beaucoup!
We had such a great time at the first fair!
Love this fun thing!!

*Kumi said...

Hi Joyce.
Yes, it was a lot of fun for me and Jade!

点点滴滴 said...

Hi Kumi, I just want to share with you that I am going to participate in one of the Sunday Market in Penang. It is a monthly showcase of Malaysian arts, crafts and culture. I am very excited about it. First time in my life ;p

*Kumi said...

点点滴滴, congrats on your first fair!!
It was my first one, too.
I'm sure you'll have a great time there!
Make sure to share some phots with us!

Gina said...

Hi there! Missed ya, I'm back now. Wish I could have gone to your fair, I would have loved to look around! Congrats to you kumi!

Alexa said...

That's awesome! Congratulations on your success! :D

If I ever go to Tokyo, I want to visit a craft fair.

*Kumi said...

Hi Alexa.
Thanks you!
You'll love those craft fair, for sure!!

kate said...

Kumi- I saw a cute "humpty Dumpty" in one of the photos of the Craft Fair? Do you know where I can get that pattern? Want to make it for the preschoolers I read to...

good blog, by the way!

*Kumi said...

Hi Kate.
All works belong to each artists, and none of the pattern is not sold at all.
I'll tell her that someone outside of Japan likes her work!

Heels said...

That's some kind of craft fair! I'd love to be able to attend one like that. Your daughter is lovely!

mangetsu said...

Sounds nice. Congrats on your success!

*Kumi said...

Hi heels.
Thanks for your comment.
The craft fair was so much fun, as you can imagine!

Hi mangetsu.
Danke for your sweet words!!