Sunday, March 06, 2011

Sunaga Design

A while ago, when I was sitting in a shop window at my work and crochetting, a japanese couple saw me and came to ask what I was doing. -"Crochetted handbags from a very thick cotton yarn", I told. They were owners of Sunaga Design, a design shop in Nagano, and they were looking for new scandinavian designers. We changed emails, and after a short while I got my first order; grey and black handbags.
The small kodomo there in the photo is my little niece Emili. She is half japanese, and the most cutest thing ever. Some day I hope she'll teach me Japanese, but firstly she has to learn it herself. I'll can then teach her how to crochet.

 Here's the bags I made. Simple and practical, and can last quite a lot of weight. The tag is a small origami made from a cotton ribbon.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Enough of Winter Sleep

Incredible amount of snow here! I wonder where did it all come from, is there any left for polar bears. Hmm, let's see if I can find Mr. Strong's footprints somewhere here, a week ago he left to south again. I'm planning to travel there soon too, just have to finish the pile of homeworks. Before that I'll make snow tunnels!