Friday, September 20, 2013

Moon Cakes!

Ever had one?

Moon Cakes are a very important treat for the Mid-Autumn Festival which was September 19th on our western, solar calendar this year.

The Chinese locals seem to gobble them up. Or at least, that's what it looks like because they were literally flying off of the shelves yesterday afternoon! But do the Chinese really enjoy them?

Sure, Moon Cakes are absolutely beautiful. Inscribed on top of each cake is an intricate design along with the brand and flavor stamped in.

But as far as taste goes, most of the foreigners I've met think that they're gross.

I understand, though. Some of the most popular flavors to give as gifts to unsuspecting foreigners are preserved meat and salty egg yolk. But you've really got to try the red bean paste flavors, the seedy nutty ones and the fruity flavors. Don't give up on moon cakes after just one taste!

...and fireworks in September rivaling any 4th of July celebration? Well, let's just say that China really can't be beat when it comes to holidays.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Things are happening around here.

Website design... prep for new products...

...which should be availible just in time for Christmas shopping.

So if you're ahead of the game and already think about what you're going to give your aunt or daughter or mom or cousin this Christmas, take a break. It's only September. Relax.

And the best is yet to come!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thrifty Thursday: Annie Jane & Vivian (2-Fer!)

We have a Thrifty Thursday sale ongoing in our shop! Two of our very popular pieces are going for the price of one. Vivian & Annie Jane together for $34, a savings of $30!

Visit to make your purchase!
It's the perfect time to pick up a couple of housewarming gifts or hostess gifts for those parties that we all know are coming up! Can you imagine the oohs and ahs? No need to tell the recipient about the steal of a deal - our lips are sealed!

Annie Jane is our beautiful reversible apron with a classic floral print on each side and a lovely wide sash cinching the vintage look. Reg. $34.

Vivian is one of our newest creations. The trendy bold floral paired with the contrasting yellow brightens up kitchens everywhere. Reg. $30.

We need to make room in our new online shop and in our ST closet for the new products from the Chin Collection and from our village in China. So help us by visiting our website and making your purchases today.

Remember, because this deal is already tremendous, we won't be able to accept additional discounts. Thanks!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Snowflakes in September?

It may not be cold enough yet, but look what's being created right now...

...kinda makes you wish that Winter was here already, doesn't it?

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Quiet, and Yet...

If you've been following my personal blog, you probably noticed that I'm no longer in Beijing. A few months ago my family and I moved up North to begin some new adventures. It's been exciting!

 But not being in Beijing means that I've spent much less time in the sewing room with Deng in the last few months. Hm. Could this be a problem? Is our stock going to run out and not ever be replenished?

Most certainly not! Because, in the last six months, new projects, including some incredibly adorable aprons, have been produced. Oh, you're just going to love these. As soon as our new website design is up and running you might as well do your Christmas shopping early because, well... you'll see.


And that's not all! In the last week we have been putting our heads together with some dear Chinese friends and Lao Yan and have come up with the Christmas 2013 ornament set! Eight ornaments, eight characters, eight powerful meanings.

It won't be long now... and it's going to be good!