Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!

We did a photo shoot for our holiday greeting card the other day. We really wanted the photo to have us all looking at the camera. Of course the challenge was with Haru. We didn't have a photographer so we used a self timer. It took forever to keep Haru's attention to the camera because the camera was about 5 feet away from us. It started raining and Haru started to shiver so we almost gave up to get the perfect shot, but a miracle happened. Haru kept looking at the camera!!!!! Of course we praised him soooo much after this;) Anyways, This year has been so wonderful to me and I really appreciate all of my family, friends and the new people I have met this year. Hope you have a great holiday and a happy new year:)

Friday, December 21, 2012

My annual project

Making mini calendars has been my personal annual project since 2009. I send calendars to my family and friends as a holiday greetings. Around summer time, I start conceptualizing and sketching when I have time. And in the middle of December,  I usually rush to finish it before new year. And I get lack of sleep lol... Everything is handmade, so it takes a lot of time. But I'm always very happy to see everyone using my calendar. I would like to continue this project as long as I can. My 2013 calendar which was designed with water color paint is almost ready to ship:)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco

I went to the Renegade Craft Fair over the weekend. It was packed with so many people!! I had so much fun and was inspired by many artists there. Hopefully I could join the fair as a vender sometime next year. Here is one of the things that I bought for my husband. This is called magic wallet created by Ryan Hansen from Magic Industrie. His wallets are made from vintage books, so they are all one of a kind. I was amazed when he explained how it works and I had to get it lol... My husband always carries loose cash in his pockets even if he has a wallet. So I thought it would be a perfect one for him:) He loved it!!!

Xmas tree

Almost X'mas! Beautiful decorations everywhere in the city. I'm now ready to decorate my house;)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

my new toy :)

I'm not a type of person who follows new technology. I still use my free phone from AT&T and of course it doesn't have a touch screen. It's been totally good enough for me. But since my husband gave me this (ipod touch) for a celebration present for opening my Etsy store, I've been enjoying my new toy A LOT. Now, I know how easy it is to text lol... I still don't feel like getting a smart phone though. I work from home anyway:)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Holiday Auction

I'm participating with a Holiday Auction hosted by Furever Dachshund Rescue (FDR). The auction starts 11/12 and ends 11/26. Please check it out:) 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Happee Cone

Let me introduce one of my shop item " Happee Cone". I'm really happy coming up with this name because it's a truly happy moment for both mothers and babies when its time for a diaper change:) The outside material is organic cotton and the inside is fleece made out of organic bamboo and organic cotton. I love this inside fleece because it's so soft. Also there is no stitching inside to protect baby's skin. It's a perfect gift for mothers expecting a baby boy;)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Tote bags

It was a very warm day in San Francisco! It's really rare. Of course I went to the beach with my husband and Haru to take advantage of this nice weather:) The tote bags in the photos are from my web store and I also use them A LOT daily. The type design "on the go" is printed onto the organic tote bag from ECO BAGS. On the other hand, The bow-tie tote is made from scratch by me. It was nice and warm with no wind there. We had a great time. How was your weekend??

Friday, September 21, 2012

Etsy store now open!

Finally, my Etsy store is now open! It's a really tiny store, but I'm going to keep updating items and new designs. Hope you enjoy it:)

Here is my store → wild apple on Etsy

Friday, September 14, 2012


I'm also in the middle of creating my wild apple website. I uploaded the splash page that has links to the blogs. It seems like the website will launch a lot later than the Esty store though. I will announce it when it's ready:)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Etsy store coming soon!

My Etsy store will be opening on 21th of September 2012!!! I'm very excited that I can announce it now because it was kind of a long journey to get here. I'm releasing baby bibs, diaper backpacks, tote bags and so on... Most items are created by me with organic materials. I'm looking forward to seeing you at my store soon:)

Thursday, July 19, 2012


I've been printing a lot recently. I'm using non-toxic water-based pigments for colors  which are all mixed by me. Small Ziploc containers are good to store pigments for now. They are stack-able and perfect for small runs like I do. However, repeat printing in two colors takes time more than I was expecting even if it's small run.  It will be a LONG process until I actually see my own products!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

my little buddy

Today, I would like to introduce my little buddy.  He is a long hair dachshund named Haru(means Spring in Japanese), almost 3 years old. I work at my studio alone everyday, so he is a good listener for me. It's much better than talking to myself.

Right now, I'm preparing to launch my web site and a web store maybe before summer. and I would like to share my designs and products there. It's really overwhelming but exciting at the same time. And today, my screens are getting ready. I can't wait to print!