Birthday bucket shoulder bag with outside pockets

I might have said this before, but I love customer feedback. Feedback is invaluable in improving my designs and coming up with new ones. Honest feedbacks are the most helpful, and the most honest customer I have in that department – is my mother.

My mother – who has always been an amazing supporter . . . → Read More: Birthday bucket shoulder bag with outside pockets

Autumn – and another Echino bucket tote

It’s getting cold in the Blue Mountains. I love all the seasons here, but autumn is particularly lovely. Here’s a view from my studio right now. What a glorious day!

In Japan, we think of autumn as a season of creativity and reading – a time to resurrect your brain after a mind-numbingly hot and sweaty . . . → Read More: Autumn – and another Echino bucket tote

New Bag!

It’s been a while since I added a new bag design to my shop. Not that I didn’t have any new ideas, but I’ve been so busy fulfilling orders, I had no time to play with new designs. This is the real shortcoming of having a do-everything-yourself business – that when . . . → Read More: New Bag!

Echino Tote Bag

Here is a simple tote bag I made this week, using a stunning “Echino” line of fabric designed by Etsuko Furuya. 

I love this large-scale faux patchwork print. It’s very colorful and the mix of different patterns could have looked busy, but it . . . → Read More: Echino Tote Bag