Today I have been working on a small order but thinking of things much more grand! Sometimes I am unaware of how often I daydream....other times, like today, I wallow in my daydreams. I have a very grand idea that when I decide to pursue will have many baby steps along the way before it will become the reality of which I dream. Of course it is a "bag" idea. But it would also be something in rememberance of my dad. "What!? A purse that reminds you of your dad?" you ask. No, my dad was definately a gun toting guy, not handbag toting kind of guy. But there was something that my dad said so many times.
I never became aware of the words until the weeks before his death but now they echo lovingly through my soul. The words were, "I love you, with ALL of my HEART. They were spoken slowly with such a depth of feeling. They were always followed by a closed lip smile and often a kiss. What a gift he left behind! So although it is still in the dreamy, state of the process of making things happen, I can see something wonderful and sweet and with a heart theme. Hey! You don't expect me to give it all away right now, do you? My dream of the bags would be something that I could make "with all of my heart", individually as if I were making them for myself. Bags that only I would sell in my shop instead of offering them wholesale. Each bag would have some sort of heart reference. Some blatant, others subtle that you would have to search for. I envision keys and locks and tassles and such in jewel tones and leather and wonderful kimono silks! But as I have learned, you have to wake up to make your dreams come true. And right now, that means finishing this small order that still sits on my table to earn the money, to order the supplies, that fit on the bags... that I dream of.
a hui hou