Featured Friday: Davie and Chiyo

I am so excited for this week’s Featured Friday!!!
Not only does she make awesome bags & clutches but they are doing a giveaway for one lucky person! SO make sure to read below on how to enter her awesome cotton/silk coin pouch!!!
Davie & Chiyo
Who are you?
My name is Fumi Bull and my sister, who is my partner for Davie & Chiyo is Himi.
I am 23 years old and my sister is 25 and is married with two little kids, Alexandru and Andrei! (three and one, respectively)
We currently live in Vancouver, Canada, the most beautiful city in the world, but we spent the first half of our lives in Tokyo, japan. As you may have guessed from our names, our mother is Japanese and our father is English.
Happy Candy – Eye Glasses Case – Frame Clutch Pouch
(aren’t these awesome? I so want one!)
How long have you been selling on Etsy?
Davie & Chiyo, is a brand new Etsy shop, just opened at end of January, 2009. We also have a complementary webshop, which was also opened beginning of this year. I keep a blog in my webshop about the challenges and excitements of owning a little business, if anyone wants to know more about us! (http://www.blogger.com/www.davieandchiyo.com/blog/)
Watercolour Petals – Silk Lined Frame Clutch Bag

What made you decide to open up shop?

We decided to open up this shop on Etsy after we saw the huge market out there for pretty clutches! But it all started last year, when Himi started making bags and hats as something that she was able to do at home while raising two children. Me on the other hand, have just graduated from a university with a business degree, eager to apply my new found knowledge (sort of …) in real life! So we started talking and and bit by bit the ideas behind this shop came together. And few months later, here we are, shop open, blog running, and being featured on Feature Friday!

Embroidered Purple Japanese Silk – Frame Clutch (One of a kind)

How did you decide on your shop name?
Davie & Chiyo… you must be wondering where that name came from. Well, if there are any readers out there that personally know me, you may easily be able to figure it out, but for the rest of you, here is the explanation! It’s very simple actually, my father’s name is David and my mother’s name is Michiyo. Yes, very cute indeed. But there was more to it than just trying to show how much my parents mean to my sister and I. We really wanted to create a name that was a mix of the two cultures. At the end of the day, that’s who we are, and that’s what we wanted to make our products be as well. The idea of using a kisslock metal frame as an opening for purses originated in Asia, and by completing the clutches using various fabrics such as retro cotton and decor fabric, made them more modern and westernized. We are recently also loving the idea of up-cycling, so we have a whole collection of beautiful unique clutches using vintage kimono and sash fabric!

Airforce Blue Polka dot – Camera Case – Framed Clutch Pouch
What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
My favourite item in the shop, currently, is the Asian Sensation Clutch. It is made with very beautiful vintage sash material, and it is just sooo gorgeous! But in general, I love the glasses cases that we carry in the store because the shape of it is so unique and they come in all kinds of fun and bright fabrics, making it impossible for anyone to not find one that they love!

BRIDAL Asian Sensation – Silk lined Frame Clutch Bag

What are some of your favorite stores from other sellers on Etsy?
I have many shops in Etsy that I love!I love the shop by JellyBeans. She sells these wonderful water colour paintings in a shape of a tree. My favourite is the family tree where the names of all your family is painted into the tree! Such a unique idea and it looks amazing.Another shop that I love is AriaImages. She does amazing photography work, and I recently did a trade with her! I gave her a camera case from my shop in this navy Asian cotton, and I received a photograph of a branch with red berries against a crisp blue winter sky. Sooo pretty!

So… with all that said I am so excited to show you her amazing coin pouch!
Isn’t it gorgeous!?!

This is 100% cotton on the outside with blue bubbles, and light blue dupioni silk on the inside

Comments

  1. JPATPURSES says

    Hand down my favorite the purple sakura flower one–
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21465832

    Just gorgeous!

    JPAT
    http://www.jpatpurses.com

    I follow you ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. ConnieK says

    I love all the eye glass pouches… too cute and so unique!!
    (I already follow you!)

    ~Connie
    mrs.conniekrebs@hotmail.com

  3. Digital Misfit says

    I have a few pairs of eyeglasses, and I am ALWAYS misplacing them. This adorable scarlet pouch would solve that problem in such a chic way!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21465041

    heidig@gmail.com

  4. niftyknits says

    wow – I love this glasses case because I’m always putting my glasses down and not being able to find them!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21465041

  5. niftyknits says

    I’m already a follower – don’t know if that counts as another? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. niftyknits says

    and (not that I’m greedy, you understand?) I’ve just left a comment on their blog too!

  7. balanced. says

    I’m going to pick a camera case as well because they are just too cute and unique.
    My fav would be this one:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21055275

  8. balanced. says

    Oops, I also already follow you, not sure if you meant only new followers, but yeah. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. J. Leigh Designz says

    Yes, if you already follow that counts too!

  10. Fox's Bunny says
  11. Fox's Bunny says
  12. Beth, a.k.a. Chicken Scratch says

    I’m following your blog! This is my fav; I love the color on this clutch:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21230250

  13. William says

    It has to be this one
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21447315
    My wife would love this retro fabric

  14. olivia GIrd says

    count me in! I love this one..would totally match my coat n purse:) Nice chatting w/you today:)

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20639204

  15. mishap says

    Loved the Stripes and Flowers eyeglass case.

  16. Katrin says

    My favorite is the Scarlet – Eye Glasses Case – Frame Clutch Pouch!

    http://www.kaleidoscopestyle.etsy.com

    kaleidoscope.style@hotmail.com

  17. Audrey says
  18. daniiiโ™ฅ says

    Yay! I’m following you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. daniiiโ™ฅ says
  20. ARTLIFE says

    this is my favorite:

    Magic Carpet – Sidekiss Frame Clutch Bag

    thanks!

    missellen3 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  21. Glitzer says

    Great feature! I love their shop.

    My favorite is Geisha Girl – Vintage Japanese Frame Clutch!

    Cool!

  22. Glitzer says

    Followed your blog, but I cant seem to follow Davie & Chiyo's blog. Anyway a comment on their blog.

  23. by.carollai says

    i love this stuff! it’s all so cute. and the story is so lovely as well. my favorite is the leaves in teal as well as the happy candy. ooh. i WOULD feel so fortunate if i won!

    btw… thanks for passing by my blog. i don’t have the follow option but if you ‘follow’ me in your dashboard, i’ll see it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Andi says
  25. Lilly says

    My favorite is Lilac and Silver Bamboo – Frame Clutch Bag. Gorgeous!

  26. OliveStreetStudio says

    Geisha Girl! the red and white is great!

  27. OliveStreetStudio says
  28. Jess says

    I love the Autumn Sunset clutch – it’s so adorable!

  29. demmi says

    Embroidered Purple Japanese Silk – Frame Clutch (One of a kind) is my favorite con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

  30. thelostboys says

    wow your clutches are super cute. that is some great fabric you guys used thou all were beautiful this was my favorite
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20421390
    amandkay01@gmail.com

  31. thelostboys says

    oh and i am definetly a follower.
    amandakay01@gmail.com

  32. Lazy Daisy Marie says

    I love this midnight japanese silk clutch! Gorgeous!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21311164

  33. Stephanie says

    I’ve found this seller before through Etsy! Love their stuff. My favorite is the Scarlet – Eye Glasses Case – Frame Clutch Pouch.

    lesjoujou AT gmail DOT com

  34. ้™ณๅŠ ๆ˜€ says

    I love the Ume in Purple glasses case- the fabric is GORGEOUS. =)

    atomic[.[unicorn[@]gmail[.]com

  35. danaj says

    BRIDAL Asian Sensation – Silk lined Frame Clutch Bag-everyone of the clutchs is gorgeous.

    flyergal82 AT yahoo DOT com

  36. Cards By Jenna says

    It was hard for me to choose at first until I saw this item:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21465832

    My favorite color is purple. This eye glass case is functional and can be used for more than holding eye glasses. Very chic! Love it.

    ~Jenna
    cardsbyjenna.blogspot.com

  37. JuliaA says

    i like the ooak embroidered purple japanese silk frame clutch.

  38. Vivien says

    So pretty! I love the “Scarlet – Eye Glasses Case – Frame Clutch Pouch.”

    puffpastryshop(at)gmail(dot)com
    puffpastry.etsy.com

  39. Whimsical Creations says

    My favorite is the Watercolour Petals – Silk Lined Frame Clutch Bag. Beautiful!!

    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

  40. Whimsical Creations says

    following

    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

  41. ecky says

    love the Leaves in Teal – Silk Lined Framed Clutch Bag!

    elkesten at yahoo dot com

  42. Heather says

    I love the Leaves in Teal – Silk Lined Framed Clutch Bag.

  43. Aik says

    I love the BRIDAL Asian Sensation -Silk lined Frame Clutch Bag!

    aikychien@yahoo.com

  44. janil says

    I love Scarlet – Eye Glasses Case – Frame Clutch Pouch! Thanks!
    cal_rubies(at)yahoo(dot)es

  45. janil says

    follower!

  46. Rosemary says

    Hard to choose as the styles and fabrics are all lovely, but my favorite is…
    Autumn Sunset – Silk Lined Frame Clutch Bag

    Thank you!
    thebashfulapple@gmail.com

  47. tiff says

    omg they are just gorgeous! i looooooooooooove the Scarlet – Eye Glasses Case – Frame Clutch Pouch!

    texan_michael(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

  48. Sabreena says

    I love the air force blue polka dot camera bag…it's lovely! It was hard picking just one favorite. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for introducing me to Davie & Chiyo! ๐Ÿ™‚

    designbysabreena@gmail.com

  49. bFlat says

    I love the Leaves in Teal – Silk Lined Framed Clutch Bag!

    lensimpressions at gmail dot com

  50. TiLT says

    I just ran across their shop the other week…love the look of their kiss clutches – the “Stripes and Flowers – Eye Glasses Case – Framed Clutch Pouch” was my fave

    contact: tiltcreations(at)gmail(dot)com

  51. TiLT says

    Am now a follower ๐Ÿ™‚

    tiltcreations(at)_gmail(dot)com

  52. Nicole says

    Embroidered Purple Japanese Silk – Frame Clutch is very pretty!

  53. TiLT says

    Just checked out their blog & left a "hi"…looks like they just sold 10 bags! How awesome

  54. Angie says

    I like the Happy Candy Eye Glasses Case & the Midnight Japanese Silk Frame Clutch Bag!

    ravenwins@comporium.net

  55. Kristen says

    I’m following your blog!

  56. Kristen says

    My favorite style is the sidekiss clutch but I don’t know which fabric I would choose. They are all so pretty and it would depend on my mood and outfit! ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. The Giveaway Diva says

    i commented on thier blog!! under Nicole =)

  58. The Giveaway Diva says

    i love Magic Carpet – Sidekiss Frame Clutch Bag!! =)

  59. Anonymous says

    I visited their site and commented on their blog.
    Elisabet
    liveleisurely@yahoo.com

  60. Anonymous says

    I have to use reading glasses so the scarlet case was my favorite.
    I would use this case offered for my lipstick and change when I got out to dinner.
    Elisabet
    liveleisure@yahoo.com
    PS my google acct is giving me problems..

  61. cksknitter says

    I like the Magic Carpet Sidekiss Frame Clutch Bag. Beautiful!
    Chrissy at knittodayAThotmailDOTcom

  62. AnniKae says

    Happy Candy…my favorite. Very fun shop. Now, I'm off to their blog & I'll be back to enter again!
    Happy Day!

  63. AnniKae says

    I left a comment on their blog. Such a fun vibe I get from the shop and blog.

  64. Anonymous says

    They are all beautiful. My favorite is Embroidered Purple Japanese Silk bag.

    Thank you for sharing
    Maria

  65. sarah says

    i loooooooooooooooooooooove the Purple Blossoms – Japanese Silk Frame Clutch Bag.

    fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

  66. sarah says

    i left a comment on their blog here

    http://davieandchiyo.com/blog/2009/02/feature-friday.html

    fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

  67. ChaosGarden says

    I would have to say that I utterly love the Lilac and Silver Bamboo Frame Clutch Bag.

  68. ChaosGarden says

    Following your blog. Hannah.J.Peifer(at)gmail(dot)com

  69. ChaosGarden says

    Commented on their blog (forgetting to leave my name).

  70. ChaosGarden says

    Blogged about your giveaway on my blog here: http://chaosgarden.livejournal.com/6323.html

  71. Made by Melissa says

    What gorgeous work! I think that Embroidered Leaves on dark Lilac Japanese Silk is my favorite. ๐Ÿ˜€

  72. Made by Melissa says

    I’ve also left a comment on their blog – so cool about selling 10 clutches in one day through alchemy!

  73. Chocolate and Steel says

    wow! I’m so glad you are doing this feature. I’ve never seen their bags before. Really beautiful. I love the bistro check clutch and the eyeglass case – happy candy.

    I linked to your blog and left a comment on their blog too.

    Thanks!

  74. ~ Lora Hart Jewels ~ says

    love this eyeglass case 21465041 such a cute shape to the frame.

    love your blog too. found it through chocolate and steel.

  75. sassyglassdesigns says

    What beautiful creations…I am following you.

    http://www.sassyglassdesigns.blogspot.com
    sandi@sassyglassdesigns.com

  76. Alexandra says

    I really love the Leaves in Teal clutch.

  77. sassyglassdesigns says

    Since red is my favorite color, I have to go with the Geisha Girl clutch…adorable.

    http://www.sassyglassdesigns.blogspot.com
    sandi@sassyglassdesigns.com

  78. sassyglassdesigns says
  79. Debbie says

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway. My favorite is definitely the Yellow and Orange Vintage Japanese Obi – Framed Clutch Bag.

    debbiesther at gmail.com

  80. Debbie says

    I became a follower of yours!

    debbiesther at gmail.com

  81. Debbie says

    I left a comment on Davie and Chiyo’s blog!

    debbiesther at gmail.com

  82. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) says

    My favorite item at Davie & Chiyo is the Ume in Purple – Eye Glasses Case – Frame Clutch Pouch ๐Ÿ™‚ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  83. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) says

    I left a comment on the Davie & Chiyo blog :
    http://davieandchiyo.com/blog/2009/02/feature-friday.html

  84. mireia says

    I want participate from Spain!, and i post you in my giveaway blog (sorteos y concursos).
    I leave a comment in the Davie & Chiyo blog.
    My favourite item is "Geisha Girl – Vintage Japanese Frame Clutch Bag"
    My email is in blog.
    Thanks

  85. noreen says

    BRIDESMAIDS Purple Blossoms – Japanese Silk Frame Clutch Bag #2

  86. auntrene says

    I saw so many pretty things, I think my favorite is Geisha Girl – Vintage Japanese Frame Clutch Bag. I also loved the Airforce blue polka dot camera case. Everything is great,
    Thanks
    auntrene.blogspot.com

  87. Super Blogger Girl! says

    my favorite item is the Sketches in Gold – Sidekiss Frame Clutch Purse.

    Jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

  88. Jen says

    I love this one:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21230250
    The colors are fantastic! Thanks for the chance!!!
    -10oneworld

  89. Jen says

    I’m already a follower and I love this blog!!!
    -10oneworld

  90. Jingle says

    I absolutely love the Geisha Girl – Vintage Japanese Frame Clutch Bag!

  91. dctm says

    The Purple Blossoms Japanese Silk Frame Clutch Bag is my favorite

    dctm at bellsouth dot net

  92. nfmgirl says

    I like the Sketches in Gold Sidekiss Frame Clutch:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20695804

    How handy for days out and about town!

  93. The Blue Ridge Gal says

    I adore the blue polka dot camera clutch case…Airforce Blue Polka dot – Camera Case – Framed Clutch Pouch

    It’s adorable and what a great idea to keep the camera from getting scratched when in my purse… love it!

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  94. Abby says

    Geisha girl would be my favorite!!

    Such beautiful work!!

    ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

  95. playswithclay says

    Wow! Love the choices. My favorite is Leaves in Teal – Silk Lined Framed Clutch Bag.

    http://www.playswithclay.etsy.com
    playswithclay3@yahoo.com

  96. Shanda says

    The sketches in Gold Clutch Purse is my favorite!
    shan_da(at)hotmail(dot)com

  97. Grammatically Delicious Designs says

    Oooooo. My favorite is Sunflowers and Chocolate. And I am already a follower on your blog. I really want to win this one. Beautiful work!

    Danielle

  98. Tracy (Serendipity Images) says

    My favorite item is the Leaves in Teal clutch … it’s fabulous! =)

  99. jedigirlz says

    love Geisha Girl – Vintage Japanese Frame Clutch Bag, but also like the Autumn Sunset….great name. (hint, hint)

    Following your blog from here on. You rock.

    Posted your link….awesome! Check it out on http://www.autumnliketheseason.blogspot.com

    Left a note on their blog, as well.

    Have a good one…-Autumn

  100. CatzInTheHouse says

    I am a follower of you as well. Blessings, Mama Cat

  101. CatzInTheHouse says

    Ok, left a comment on their blog:):) Blessings, Mama Cat

  102. CatzInTheHouse says

    And last but not least I have blogged about your give away. I have placed a picture of the pouch. I have put a link to your blog, your shop, and their shop.

    http://catzinthehouse.blogspot.com/2009/03/coin-pouch-give-away.html

    I think I might even be going back to them for a custom pouch, their work is very nice.

    Blessings once more Mama Cat

  103. Winklepots says

    I LOVE Geisha Girl. The red is hot! Beautiful bags!

  104. NotionsbyNicole says

    I absolutely love the Embroidered Leaves on dark Lilac Japanese Silk – to me it just embodies simple elegance.

    Thanks for the chance to win one of your pieces!

    ~Nicole

  105. Lisanne says

    I really like the Autumn Sunset clutch. Thanks!
    lisanne411(at)yahoo(dot)com

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