around the studio

Another hot day in the bay. Can’t really work without a classic cold carbonated drink.
Yes, I’m working on a new rucksack/backpack with waxed canvas, and I start working with leather too. A lot of new things to learn, and I’m enjoying it.

The new rucksack/backpack will be available in my shop soon.

preparing renegade craft fair san francisco

Preparing inventory for Renegade Craft Fair San Francisco.

Location : Fort Mason Festival Pavilion (Marina Blvd and Buchanan St.)
Date : July 21 & 22ย ย ย  Time : 11am-7pm
Free to attend. Featuring 250+ artists.

I will be sharing a booth with my buddy The Little Red House at booth 50.
Come check it out if you are around.

Adventure : New York

As you know, my friend and I went to New York for the renegade craft fair show. We flew there 2 days before the fair and spent a little time roaming in new york.

Love:
1. Lobster Place
This pace is inside the Chelsea Market. Lots of variety of fresh seafood. My friend and I order a Lobster ,a sushi platter, and a squid salad. It was yummy! The good thing about this place is that you can select your own lobster and they will stream and cut for you.
2. Metropolitan Museum
I always read review about museum and those people who wrote it always said “you need to spend a day here.” And after visiting metropolitan, I would say “you really need to spend a day there.” The collection is HUGH. My friend and I got there late morning, spend 2 hours and just covered a small portion. We got out for lunch and popped back in until they closed at 8:45pm, and we still haven’t covered everything.
3. Dessert in Little Italy
One night, we had our dinner at de gennaro at little italy. The main course is just okay, but the dessert is a surprising delicious! We ordered a tiramisu and a creme brulee.

Hate:
1. Bed Bug
I have heard new york’s bed bug problem before, but I didn’t think that it would happen to me. I got pretty bad bed bug bite on my face and arms. Won’t show the picture here to lower your appetite. But people out there (yes, you!) should be careful about it when you go to new york.
2. Subway
Yes I know. It is very convenient going from place to place, BUT not when we have 2 baggages, especially in this summer weather.

Despite the bed bug bite, I did enjoy my new york business/leisure trip very much.

new in the shop

This is a medium size cross-body or shoulder bag.
Great for those day when you want a slightly better bag to carry your essential items, keys, wallet, a book and/or a light jacket.

FEATURES:
-one pocket slot under the flap
-one zipper pocket on the back
-magnetic snap closure flap
-it can be worn as a shoulder bag or a cross-body bag
-detachable handmade tassel

MEASUREMENT:
top opening width : 10.5″
bag widest width : 12″
height : 8.75
adjustable strap approx. : 27″ to 48″ long

Lined with durable water repellent canvas.

They are now available in my shop.

Just in time ;)

It’s only 2 weeks away!! Just in time for my first craft fair in 2011. These are final version of my handbag, haven’t thought of a name yet. Any idea?


This bag can be worn as shoulder purse/bag or a cross-body bag.

The bag is about 9.25″long x 6.25″height x 3″wide. It has one zipper pocket inside. A good size for everyday wear.


More colors and fabric patterns to come ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Chinese New Year ๆ–ฐๅนดๅฟซๆจ‚!

According to the lunar calendar, today is the start of the year of rabbit. I wish everyone good health and prosper in the year of rabbit !!


As I promised in the last post, the animal scarfs are now available in my shop.

The scarf is super soft, comfy, and fluffy. Keep you warm through the cold, rainy, snowy season =) It also make a great gift for Chinese New Year in the year of rabbit!! It is machine washable cool delicate with like colors only, but hand wash is recommended, no chlorine bleach, air dry. Because everyone of them is handmade, size and shape might vary a little bit.

(copyright) please do not copy, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

pics from my star of the sea event :D

Here are some pictures that I took from the event at Start of the Sea School in the past Saturday.

YESSS!!! that the Animal Scarf that I have been making these days ๐Ÿ™‚
I need to think of a better presentation for my booth space.

I will take better pictures later when I have the full line of products ready, so stay tuned!