Thursday, August 03, 2006

busy like a bee

On July 31, I said goodbye to my work, a German firm where I had workd for 7 yrs! Yes, now I don't belong to any company and I'm free! Hooray, I feel so relieved and free. I had a great last day at work. Had fancy Italian lunch with some co-workers, my boss bought some yummy cakes and pies for all of us in the afternoon, got some farewell gifts from good frineds, and my sister treated me a great Chinese farewell dinner in central Tokyo, called Turandot. Here's a photo of pretty yellow flowers my husband gave on that day. Happy! :D
And now I'm so busy like a bee again as I have an event coming up on the weekends. I was invited by a big zakka shop in Chigasaki to have a kind of exhibition of my works
on Saturday. I'll show ll kinds of my Hawaiian bags there and sell them at the same time. I'll have to stay there from 11 AM to 9 PM!! So it's gonna be a long day for me. It's my first time to have this kind of event, but the owner told me to bring 20 kinds of bags. So I'm working so hard to make a lot of bags using Hawaiian fabrics. Phew!

26 comments:

kirsten said...

good luck - that's very exciting!

Handmade Girl said...

Wow! 20 bags! Are your fingers sore from the sewing? :)

madmommy said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad you'll have more time to sew and create, you have such talent! Good luck.

Amanda said...

Congrats again, Kumi! Those flowers are really lovely, so delicate.

madhatter said...

i keep fingers crossed for you - though you don´t need it. you will be successful that day - and rich after it ;)

you have my very best wishes - and you´ll make it!!!

Gina said...

Congrats on your freedom! What lovely flowers. We are all so excited for you!

*Kumi said...

Thanks for your wishes, Kirsten.
Yap, I'm quite excited about it!

*Kumi said...

Hi P!
The last time, I took about 50 bags with me!
So this time it's less!
My fingers and hands are just fine as I used my sewing machine for all works!

*Kumi said...

Hi madmommy.
Thanks for your lovely comment!
Glad to hear yours!
:D

*Kumi said...

Hi Amanda.
Thanks for your sweet words.
The yellow flowers are still blooming at the dining table, and it's so pretty!

*Kumi said...

Hi Katrin.
Thanks for crossing your fingers for me! That's so sweet of you! He he he, will I be rich? I do hope so, ha ha ha!!

*Kumi said...

Hi Gina.
Yap, I'm so free now! Hooray!
Thanks, and I'm so excited, too!

mi2 in CA said...

Wow! Kumi, are you going FT on yr own business now? Thay's wonderful!! Congrats!! And Jade must be so happy!! ^_^

Best wishes! so excited for you!!

nico said...

yay kumi!!! im soo happy your following the handmade dream! all the shows news sounds super fantastic so exciting! yii! im so happy and proud of you, you hawaiian bag maker- its so cool to have a trademark design and its your love too right, hawaiian prints yay!! '-'/

点点滴滴 said...

How I wish I can also quit my job and fully concentrate on the craft work. All the best!

*Kumi said...

Hi Mimie.
Thanks for your wish for me.
Actually, Jade keeps going her preschool every weekday just as she used to!

*Kumi said...

Hi Nicole.
Thanks for your sweet commment.
:D

*Kumi said...

Hi 点点滴滴.
I know how you feel about it as I used to!!
I feel so much great now to have more time for it!

Alice said...

Fantastic bags, great fabric!

cameron said...

ils sont vraiment magnifiques ,dommage qu'on ne les trouve pas ici , see you later

*Kumi said...

Thank you so much, Alice!!

Salut, Cameron.
Merci beaucoup pour votre comment.
C'est dommage, mais vous avez tres bon/chic "staffs" la.

lyn said...

LOVE those bags !
: )

pulando amarelinha said...

Ola Kumi, seu blog é lindo!

pulando amarelinha said...

Ola Kumi, seu blog é lindo!

*Kumi said...

Hi Lyn.
Thanks for saying that!!
:D

*Kumi said...

Hi Pulando Amarelinha.
Obrigada!