Sunday, January 31, 2016

Trio of small bags made for our friends at Mugendo Budogu: sized for carrying small tools you might need when bringing your sword to/from the dojo.
Crafted them from a very dense, high quality cotton twill (black) and embellished with Asian-themed prints. Fold and tie to close. They retail for $30 on their website.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Small Details

A dojo bag being prepped. The original design for the dojo bag had a single layer bottom. I soon decided they merited a double layer for durability, and wanted to quilt the layers together. Sitting at the machine, I started with concentric circles turning inward to the center, and as a last minute flourish turned to make the wave. So now that's what I do.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

New Prints for a New Year

A few drop-dead gorgeous brand new prints that I have just ordered today - enough for one bag each.

They will be available for use in early January.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Five lovely extra-wide jodo bags shipped out to my dear friends at Mugendo Budogu with whom I consign selected designs.

They offer all kinds of budo supplies, clothing, iaito, books, videos, and more - high quality imports from Japan, they are based here in the USA and offer excellent customer service.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Another Happy Customer!

Samurai Cats custom weapons bag has made somebody very happy - and will provide years of good use!

Japanese imported decorative prints cost more, but a decorative print can individualize your custom weapons bag for as little as $12 on top of the $50 base price for a canvas or twill bag. Add a tanto sleeve and you are looking at $74 + shipping (and sales tax in CA) for an aikido weapons bag made to your specs.

I do long bags for those whose training includes the bo, wide bags for jodo folks, and special designs for folks doing escrima or other arts with many smaller weapons.

Current timeline: Booked through November, but can manage a couple of holiday orders....

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Every now and then an absolutely wonderful print presents itself and this Samurai Cats, imported from Japan, fits the bill.

This bag is en route to a bodacious budobabe who will use it well. Next up, a bag for one of my teachers, using one of my all time favorite prints (it decorated one of my own bags some years ago) and then back to an ongoing project to get more consignment bags out to the folks at Mugendo Budogu - they get extra wide bags to meet the needs of jodo folks.

I wonder if there will be a last minute holiday rush again this year?