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6/24/10

Flat Tote In Zakka Square 朴素杂货风扁包

It is flat tote but have enough of room.
Suit for school and working.
One 25cm zipper pocket at the back, for your wallet and keys.
Big front pockets, for your note book, papers, stationeries and etc.
Big inner pocket, for your books, papers or even a laptop.


~SOLD~







Interested?
Here to buy :





6/20/10

Something I have to say about CUSTOM MADE ORDER 我有话要说关于停止定制包

Although I have stated that I do not take custom-made order, I still received plenty of emails asking about this matter. Some of them even asked several times.

The reason I did not tell why custom-made is no longer available, in fact, is no secret. It is just I don’t know how to explain. I don’t know where to start : (

I spent two nights to write this and edited for many times, I hope it is not too messy.
I have no idea to how to explain that is why I didn’t give the customers an answer…….until few days ago I received an email asking me why I refused to take order.

So I think I need to give an answer to my customers who always support me, including the old and new one, to let all of you know, in fact, I have my difficulties.

I am not arrogant or I refused to receive orders, but custom-made order is quite a tiring job for me.

First of all, I need to capture at least 10 different types of fabrics for customers to choose and explain to them (I know this is a must).
Normally, I just simply captured the photos because I really have no time, that’s why the colours and pictures of/on the fabrics are not as close as the real items. Maybe because of this, some customers do not like the choices provided.

So I told the customers they can have a look on the fabrics which I put on my blog before and if they like it, they can ask for it.
Unfortunately, some customers are afraid of carrying the same fabrics, same designs.
LV bags are everywhere too and no one complain about it but this handmade bag might only be 2-3 pieces in the world and some customers are still afraid of having the same bag?

Another example is customers like this bag (including the fabric and design),so customers emailed me asking about it. I told them it has been sold but I still have enough materials to make the second one. But at this time, they are afraid of having the same bag so they asked for other fabric choices.

The fabrics choices that I provided, in fact, have been mixed and matched to one another.
This is because I must make sure these fabrics will match perfectly with the materials and designs too!
If there is a case where the fabric that customer choose cannot be matched with what I have in my stock, then I will have to look in the shops which is not just pick and go.
In Malaysia, handmade is still not very popular and therefore the stock is very limited. Most of the time, I have to search overseas.
However, I cannot just buy a piece of fabric overseas due to the high shipping cost so I have to buy in bulky which means I have spent RM20 before I can earn RM10 from the customers.

The most common problem I’ve faced is some customers still asking for more than what I have provided. Please forgive me, I really can’t capture all the fabrics in my stock for you.

Of course, if you have more choices you can have more to match. Perhaps you will think why not just buy more fabrics since they all will be made into bags. It is okay if I have enough money but there are so many types of fabrics, they are all come into different colours, sizes, patterns etc.
In many cases, by just looking at the fabrics might not be attractive to you. However, the finished product can be another brand new look.

For the customers who have no confidence in my design, they want to mix and match themselves from the inner fabric, lace etc, even the fabrics with the same colours but different tones, they required me to match and capture for them.
If I need 20 minutes to mix and match one fabric and materials, and customers need to see so many kinds of matches, I have no idea how much time I have to spend in doing this.
It is not just as simple as fabric A + fabric B, there are many things to consider. I have to imagine the finished product before I start making it.

Some customers do not believe in my design, but they will still asking me whether their choices is pretty or not.
Sometime I have to spent whole afternoon ‘serving’ this.

I am just running a family-style handmade business and everything is made in a small sewing room. Beside the time in the sewing room, the rest is for my housework and children.
At the beginning, there is no money investing in this. Everything in the sewing room is made from what I have earned a little by little. It is 2 years since I started handmade and the experience is earned just like any other handmakers out there.

Finally, please understand I just have a little handmade business.


***


虽然我已经在blog上注明不接定制包,可是陆续还是收到不少朋友的来信询问要做定制包的事。有的人甚至一连email我几次,问同样的事。

其实,我不说出原因,并不是有不可告人的秘密。而是我不知道要怎样去解释。不知道该从哪里开始说。

用了2个晚上来写这篇文章。改了又改,希望不会乱七八糟的。

也是因为无从解释,所以一直没有给顾客一个答案。一直到数天前,收到一封email,一直追问我为何有生意不做。
后来想了想,我还是要对支持我的顾客有一个交待。包括新顾客和老顾客。让大家明白其实我有我的难处。

我不是骄傲。我不是有生意不要接。
而是接收定制包,可以说是一件很累的事.

首先,我要拍下大约10款的布料照片,加以解释给顾客选择(我知道这个是应该的).
通常,我拍的很随便。因为真的没有时间去摸到美美。
也因为随便拍,所以颜色和图案并没有很接近实物那般好看。
也许因为这样,近10款新布料供选择也没有相中喜欢的。

我说,blog上曾经出现的布料有些还有存货,叫顾客去看看,喜欢的话可以向我询问存量。
可是顾客又有一种心态就是,我不要撞布。
如果做同一款包又用同一款布的话,就会撞包。
真的?真的会撞到吗?满街LV都不怕撞了,难道全世界只有2~3个一样的也担心会撞?

另一个例子就是,明明很喜欢这款包,包括布料和款式。然后email来询问。
我说此包已经售出,可是还够材料做第2个。
呛呛...此刻他又产生撞包的心态。要求有没有其它的布料选择。

还有就是,如果我给顾客10款布料选择,那么我不是随便捉出来,拍一下照,就给你看。
其实顾客不知道我供选择布款的背后,都是一一配搭过了。
因为我一定要确保这些布是有很好的配搭(配布和配搭材料).
不然,如果顾客选到的布,在我布库里面找不到配搭的话,我就要向外找。
而向外找不是问题。
问题是,不是走进一间布店就可以买到那样东西那么简单。
毕竟在马来西亚,这门手作还不是很旺盛。货源非常有限。很多时候要向国外找。
可是,向国外买,不能只买一块半块布,那样邮费会吃不消。为了平衡邮费,我要多买才划算。可是,那也等于说,我还未赚到10块,就已经要花20块。

最常最常遇到的就是,十几款布料给顾客看,顾客还是会问“还有其它的吗?”
原谅我,我真的不可能把整柜的布都拍照给顾客看,供顾客过目决定。

也许你心里会疑惑说,多买又不会怎样,反正也是做成包包来卖。
是的,多买不会怎样,如果我够资金的话。
因为,单是1种布,就有很多很多不同的颜色,大小,深浅。格子,水玉,素面,图案....多不胜数。
为了得到最好的配搭,可以的话,希望是拥有越多选择越好。那么在做配搭的时候才不会...明明知道能够更好,却因为没有而被逼选第二选择。

1个大包使用2meter布。要多产,就要进多几倍的数量。

很多时候,单看布料,未必会吸引。可是做成成品后,却是另一个面貌。

遇到对我没信心的顾客,全部都要自己配搭。从内布,蕾丝,布标... 甚至是同色不同tone的布,也要我配搭一起,然后拍照.
如果我要用20分钟来做布料和材料配搭,那么如果顾客要看那么多种配搭,我要用多少时间去忙这个?
并不是A布加B布那般简单,而是需要考量很多东西。要假想象成品的感觉。
不是马上就可以给顾客答案。
不信任我,却又要一一问我这样配美吗,那样配好看吗。往往要用半个下午来'招待'这种状况。

我只是一个家庭式的手作包包。一切都发生在一间小小的缝纫室里面。
除了踏入缝纫室里的时间,其余时间就是家务和小孩。
当初并没有资金来投资。
缝纫室里的一点一滴,都是每一个月赚到一点就增加一点。
从开始接触这门手作,足足2年时间,像很多手作者一样,都是从一针一线累积出来。

最后,请谅解我只是一个小小家庭式的手作。

Something I have to say about CUSTOM MADE ORDER 我有话要说关于停止定制包

Although I have stated that I do not take custom-made order, I still received plenty of emails asking about this matter. Some of them even asked several times.

The reason I did not tell why custom-made is no longer available, in fact, is no secret. It is just I don’t know how to explain. I don’t know where to start : (

I spent two nights to write this and edited for many times, I hope it is not too messy.
I have no idea to how to explain that is why I didn’t give the customers an answer…….until few days ago I received an email asking me why I refused to take order.

So I think I need to give an answer to my customers who always support me, including the old and new one, to let all of you know, in fact, I have my difficulties.

I am not arrogant or I refused to receive orders, but custom-made order is quite a tiring job for me.

First of all, I need to capture at least 10 different types of fabrics for customers to choose and explain to them (I know this is a must).
Normally, I just simply captured the photos because I really have no time, that’s why the colours and pictures of/on the fabrics are not as close as the real items. Maybe because of this, some customers do not like the choices provided.

So I told the customers they can have a look on the fabrics which I put on my blog before and if they like it, they can ask for it.
Unfortunately, some customers are afraid of carrying the same fabrics, same designs.
LV bags are everywhere too and no one complain about it but this handmade bag might only be 2-3 pieces in the world and some customers are still afraid of having the same bag?

Another example is customers like this bag (including the fabric and design),so customers emailed me asking about it. I told them it has been sold but I still have enough materials to make the second one. But at this time, they are afraid of having the same bag so they asked for other fabric choices.

The fabrics choices that I provided, in fact, have been mixed and matched to one another.
This is because I must make sure these fabrics will match perfectly with the materials and designs too!
If there is a case where the fabric that customer choose cannot be matched with what I have in my stock, then I will have to look in the shops which is not just pick and go.
In Malaysia, handmade is still not very popular and therefore the stock is very limited. Most of the time, I have to search overseas.
However, I cannot just buy a piece of fabric overseas due to the high shipping cost so I have to buy in bulky which means I have spent RM20 before I can earn RM10 from the customers.

The most common problem I’ve faced is some customers still asking for more than what I have provided. Please forgive me, I really can’t capture all the fabrics in my stock for you.

Of course, if you have more choices you can have more to match. Perhaps you will think why not just buy more fabrics since they all will be made into bags. It is okay if I have enough money but there are so many types of fabrics, they are all come into different colours, sizes, patterns etc.
In many cases, by just looking at the fabrics might not be attractive to you. However, the finished product can be another brand new look.

For the customers who have no confidence in my design, they want to mix and match themselves from the inner fabric, lace etc, even the fabrics with the same colours but different tones, they required me to match and capture for them.
If I need 20 minutes to mix and match one fabric and materials, and customers need to see so many kinds of matches, I have no idea how much time I have to spend in doing this.
It is not just as simple as fabric A + fabric B, there are many things to consider. I have to imagine the finished product before I start making it.

Some customers do not believe in my design, but they will still asking me whether their choices is pretty or not.
Sometime I have to spent whole afternoon ‘serving’ this.

I am just running a family-style handmade business and everything is made in a small sewing room. Beside the time in the sewing room, the rest is for my housework and children.
At the beginning, there is no money investing in this. Everything in the sewing room is made from what I have earned a little by little. It is 2 years since I started handmade and the experience is earned just like any other handmakers out there.

Finally, please understand I just have a little handmade business.


***


虽然我已经在blog上注明不接定制包,可是陆续还是收到不少朋友的来信询问要做定制包的事。有的人甚至一连email我几次,问同样的事。

其实,我不说出原因,并不是有不可告人的秘密。而是我不知道要怎样去解释。不知道该从哪里开始说。

用了2个晚上来写这篇文章。改了又改,希望不会乱七八糟的。

也是因为无从解释,所以一直没有给顾客一个答案。一直到数天前,收到一封email,一直追问我为何有生意不做。
后来想了想,我还是要对支持我的顾客有一个交待。包括新顾客和老顾客。让大家明白其实我有我的难处。

我不是骄傲。我不是有生意不要接。
而是接收定制包,可以说是一件很累的事.

首先,我要拍下大约10款的布料照片,加以解释给顾客选择(我知道这个是应该的).
通常,我拍的很随便。因为真的没有时间去摸到美美。
也因为随便拍,所以颜色和图案并没有很接近实物那般好看。
也许因为这样,近10款新布料供选择也没有相中喜欢的。

我说,blog上曾经出现的布料有些还有存货,叫顾客去看看,喜欢的话可以向我询问存量。
可是顾客又有一种心态就是,我不要撞布。
如果做同一款包又用同一款布的话,就会撞包。
真的?真的会撞到吗?满街LV都不怕撞了,难道全世界只有2~3个一样的也担心会撞?

另一个例子就是,明明很喜欢这款包,包括布料和款式。然后email来询问。
我说此包已经售出,可是还够材料做第2个。
呛呛...此刻他又产生撞包的心态。要求有没有其它的布料选择。

还有就是,如果我给顾客10款布料选择,那么我不是随便捉出来,拍一下照,就给你看。
其实顾客不知道我供选择布款的背后,都是一一配搭过了。
因为我一定要确保这些布是有很好的配搭(配布和配搭材料).
不然,如果顾客选到的布,在我布库里面找不到配搭的话,我就要向外找。
而向外找不是问题。
问题是,不是走进一间布店就可以买到那样东西那么简单。
毕竟在马来西亚,这门手作还不是很旺盛。货源非常有限。很多时候要向国外找。
可是,向国外买,不能只买一块半块布,那样邮费会吃不消。为了平衡邮费,我要多买才划算。可是,那也等于说,我还未赚到10块,就已经要花20块。

最常最常遇到的就是,十几款布料给顾客看,顾客还是会问“还有其它的吗?”
原谅我,我真的不可能把整柜的布都拍照给顾客看,供顾客过目决定。

也许你心里会疑惑说,多买又不会怎样,反正也是做成包包来卖。
是的,多买不会怎样,如果我够资金的话。
因为,单是1种布,就有很多很多不同的颜色,大小,深浅。格子,水玉,素面,图案....多不胜数。
为了得到最好的配搭,可以的话,希望是拥有越多选择越好。那么在做配搭的时候才不会...明明知道能够更好,却因为没有而被逼选第二选择。

1个大包使用2meter布。要多产,就要进多几倍的数量。

很多时候,单看布料,未必会吸引。可是做成成品后,却是另一个面貌。

遇到对我没信心的顾客,全部都要自己配搭。从内布,蕾丝,布标... 甚至是同色不同tone的布,也要我配搭一起,然后拍照.
如果我要用20分钟来做布料和材料配搭,那么如果顾客要看那么多种配搭,我要用多少时间去忙这个?
并不是A布加B布那般简单,而是需要考量很多东西。要假想象成品的感觉。
不是马上就可以给顾客答案。
不信任我,却又要一一问我这样配美吗,那样配好看吗。往往要用半个下午来'招待'这种状况。

我只是一个家庭式的手作包包。一切都发生在一间小小的缝纫室里面。
除了踏入缝纫室里的时间,其余时间就是家务和小孩。
当初并没有资金来投资。
缝纫室里的一点一滴,都是每一个月赚到一点就增加一点。
从开始接触这门手作,足足2年时间,像很多手作者一样,都是从一针一线累积出来。

最后,请谅解我只是一个小小家庭式的手作。

6/16/10

School Spirit In Zakka Tote Bag 学院风zakka包

This tote bag are made from a panel of zakka style cotton linen.
Zakka,unique and maybe only 1 in the world^^

Large space tote bag suit for school,working,shopping or diaper.
One 25cm zipper pocket, for your wallet and keys.
Two opened pockets, for your note books, scarf, thin sweater or cosmetic.
Two side pockets, for your small note book, cellphone, tissue, pen or etc


~SOLD~


Bag on the table,can stand alone.In shape.




Side pocket


Other side pocket


Bottom


Inner


Close up the front and the back fabric pattern



Interested?
Here to buy :