I am doing a little experimenting for some very special new items. not sure from the photos if you guessed it - but I will be making bags and such from japanese paper. I'm pretty excited about this - there's still a lot of prototyping, but this treated paper "material" is pretty durable, I will explain more when I'm further along on the project. also now that the big show is over I am updating our website, so expect to see some of the new items like the sprout, anemone and smokebush designs in the storage boxes and pillows up on the site. sorry for the delay - it's hard being the maker and web developer. I feel I need a change and I'm getting a shorter hairdo - I think that I will have to get a photograph of myself with this new haircut for the upcoming b.a.h. mag.
this week I've been up to my eyeballs in fabric - I remember when I first started this business - going into a fabric store and finding it hard to order 10 metres of fabric - fussing and wondering if I would ever use it all - now my orders for fabric is in the hundred of metres - and what fascinates me is not the quantity I order, but the fact that I use it up within a few months. john is my go to guy for moving these large rolls.