Thursday, December 31, 2009

1025 people "Hearts me" on ETSY today

I know this is nothing but it's something for me, a good start for the year 2010 :)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

ETSY Treasury of 'TheLoudLion' and it was on the Frontpage as well

My bag is in the treasury of TheLoudLion. Thanks a lot..and it was on the Frontpage as well.
If you want to purchase this bag, click HERE! :)

A New Year Postcard for all

I would like to take this opportunity to thanks all my customers and everybody. Thank you very much for your support , for your kind interests in my shop and thank you anybody and everyone who likes the bag and marked my shop as a favorite. Not only the customers , I wish you all a very promising New Year again. All the best to you and your family too. I made this photo for all my flickr friends as a New Year Postcard but for my ETSY fan and customers as well :) If you want to visit my photos and another website, please feel free to visit on Flickr and on my personal photo website at Leelawadee Photography !

I took this photo in Orbe, Vaud, Switzerland and decorated with the textures from another kind and generous Flickr's members. Please visit this photo on Flickr here!

ETSY Treasury of 'justCHARMING'

My bag is in the treasury of justCHARMING. Thanks a lot..
If you want to purchase this bag, click HERE! :)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New DAZZLING TOTE posted on ETSY - BA027A

Check out on my ETSY shop at www.dazzlinglanna.etsy.com or purchase here!



New DAZZLING OVERSIZED TOTE posted on ETSY - HM099L

Check out on my ETSY shop at www.dazzlinglanna.etsy.com or purchase here!


New leather tote posted on ETSY - HM102A

Check out on my ETSY shop at www.dazzlinglanna.etsy.com or purchase here!

New DAZZLING OVERSIZED TOTE posted on ETSY - HM103L

Check out on my ETSY shop at www.dazzlinglanna.etsy.com or purchase here!


Monday, December 28, 2009

969 people "Hearts me" on ETSY today

Sunday, December 27, 2009

New gorgeous Hobo with leather strap.

Check out on my ETSY shop at www.dazzlinglanna.etsy.com or purchase here!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Orders shipped on Dec 24,2009

Leather HOBO - jjboffa79 : registered # RD566454677TH
HM040L & BL020L - katlink : registered # RD566454748TH
HM030A - idontknow333 : registered # RD566454734TH
HM048A - katodd6 : registered # RD566454629TH

All items shipped with registered package but it cannot be tracked online since the Thai Postal Office stopped providing this service but it takes approx.10-15 days to arrive. Please expect some delays due to the Christmas and New Year holidays as well.

Happy holidays and Thank you very much!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Orders shipped on Dec 20-21,2009

BA034 - rillamarilla : registered # RD566454650TH (Shipped on Dec 21,09)
HM081L - tina7436 : registered # RD566454663TH (Shipped on Dec 20,09)

All items shipped with registered package but it cannot be tracked online since the Thai Postal Office stopped providing this service but it takes approx.10-15 days to arrive. Please expect some delays due to the Christmas and New Year holidays as well.

Happy holidays and Thank you very much!

Friday, December 18, 2009

929 people "Hearts me" on ETSY today

Monday, December 14, 2009

Treasury


My bag was in one of the treasury list from ETSY user "artistudios". Thanks to her.!

Orders shipped on Dec 14,2009

HM084A - wlw4281
HM085A - wlw4281

All items shipped with registered package but it cannot be tracked online since the Thai Postal Office stopped providing this service but it takes approx.10-15 days to arrive.

Happy holidays and Thank you very much!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Story behinds the bag

Most of the bags from my Dazzling Lanna shop made from authenthic Hmong Baby Carriers. But many people might not know what is Hmong or Miao. And herewith the story:

The terms Mong ([mɔ̃ŋ]) and Hmong (pronounced [m̥ɔ̃ŋ]) refer to an Asian ethnic group in the mountainous regions of Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Burma. Hmong are also one of the sub-groups of the Miao ethnicity in southern China. Hmong groups began a gradual southward migration in the 18th century due to political unrest and to find more arable land.
A number of Hmong/Mong people fought against the communist-nationalist Pathet Lao during the Secret War in Laos. Hmong/Mong people were singled out for retribution when the Pathet Lao took over the Laotian government in 1975, and tens of thousands fled to Thailand seeking political asylum. Thousands of these refugees have resettled in Western countries since the late 1970s, mostly the United States but also Australia, France, French Guiana, and Canada. Others have been returned to Laos under United Nations-sponsored repatriation programs. Around 8,000 Hmong/Mong refugees remain in Thailand.

From : wikipedia

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

888 people "Hearts me'' on ETSY today

Orders shipped on Dec 08,2009

HF002 - gstoddart to Boston
HF003 - gstoddart to Boston

All items shipped with registered package but it cannot be tracked online since the Thai Postal Office stopped providing this service but it takes approx.10-15 days to arrive.

Thanks!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

NEW collection 2-way shawl

Very lovely 2-way shawl, neck wrap or could be a scarf, unique patchwork from Hmong fabric. Shop online at www.dazzlinglanna.etsy.com!



Orders shipped on Dec 05,2009

HF001 - wintherdroemme
HM055L - katlink

All items shipped with registered package but it cannot be tracked online since the Thai Postal Office stopped providing this service but it takes approx.10-15 days to arrive.

Thanks!

Friday, December 4, 2009

99 Sales

For many sellers they might have already sold in a huge number. For me , today is 99 sales. In Thailand number 9 is a good luck!
So let me recorded here :)

Bag shipped on Dec 03,2009

HM012A - kbmahoney1

All items shipped with registered package but it cannot be tracked online since the Thai Postal Office stopped providing this service but it takes approx.10-15 days to arrive.

Thanks!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bag shipped on Dec 02,2009

HM052L - veronica73

All items shipped with registered package but it cannot be tracked online since the Thai Postal Office stopped providing this service but it takes approx.10-15 days to arrive.

Thanks!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bags shipped on Dec 01,2009

HM082L - mataylor
HM028A - nikndeb

All items shipped with registered package but it cannot be tracked online since the Thai Postal Office stopped providing this service but it takes approx.10-15 days to arrive.

Thanks!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Bags shipped on Nov 30,2009

HM061A - Citymagnolia
HM068A - ag9898
HM080L - Bennylove

All items shipped with registered package but it cannot be tracked online since the Thai Postal Office stopped providing this service but it takes approx.10-15 days to arrive.

Thanks!

Friday, November 20, 2009

ETSY Gift Guide "Tribal Inspire"

My bag from Dazzling Lanna is on the ETSY Gift Guide "Tribal Inspire" today, Thanks :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

*NEW* collection





Visit my shop for more details. Gorgeous and unique!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

777 people "Hearts me" today

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dazzling Lanna on Front page, Oct 27, 2009

Dazzling Lanna on Front page, Oct 27, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

NEW SECTION for simple bags

I have opened the new "SECTION'' for SIMPLY DAZZLING bags, the aim is to create simple, plain bags from natural fabric like cotton, hemp and hand woven fabric mix with leather. I mostly use the hand woven fabric from northern Thailand. The fabric is handmade by the villager. Please check them out ! Here are some bags posted..



10% discount for any purchase above $100 from Oct 1-15,09

From Oct 1-15,09, I offer the 10% discount for all purchase above $100, exclude shipping cost.
Don't miss this!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

NEW shoulder bags posted!



Friday, September 25, 2009

SALE 10% from Sep 15-30, 2009!

SALE 10%

On every items purchased between 15-30 September, 2009. Except for the SALE section.
I will refund the discount back on your Paypal. Shipping cost excluded.

DON'T MISS THIS !

If you want to buy more than 3 bags, please convo me!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Shop Policies

Welcome
Welcome to my shop "Dazzling Lanna", I specialize in ethnic handmade bags for women. Material are unique, original and finely crafted by ethnic Hmong Hilltribe.

Payment
I accept the payments ONLY via PAYPAL(which accepts all major credit cards).

Payment is due at the time of order. If payment has not been received within 2 days seller has the right to cancel transaction and re-list.

When the deal is over, the price of the item as well as the expenses of deliveries are not anymore negotiable. No exception.

By purchaing and paid, we consider that you have read attentively, understood and accepted the conditions and the aforesaid instructions.

* * * * * * * * By purchasing you have agreed to these terms * * * * * * * * * * *

Shipping
I ship items twice a week.

Shipping will be done through the THAI Postal Service which will take about:
> 15-20 days to the US and Canada
> 10-15 days to Europe, Australia and Asia.

All orders are sent under registered packet with number as a reference but it cannot be tracked online since the Thai Post Office stopped providing this service. We are not responsible for the losses, damages and delays caused by the postal services of the destination country. In case of losses, damages and delays, the purchaser must deal directly with these services by means of the number of follow-up (REGISTERED NUMBER).

I will email the Registered Number upon shipment.

The delivery times can vary according to the country of destination, but the average is of 10-15 workdays. It means, sometimes less than 10 days, sometimes more than 15 days.


MORE Shipping Policies:
> I do not refund for the lost packages.
> I am not responsible for items not received due to an incorrect address.
> Note also that some taxes - calculated on the value of the item - can be charged by the customs of destination of the packet or the carrier. In this case, these taxes are entirely in charge of the purchaser and we are not by no means responsible of it.

* * * * * * * * By purchasing you have agreed to these terms * * * * * * * * * * *


MORE Shipping Policies:
In case of problem, and only if the purchaser provides valid motive proofs, the article can be return but at the latest 3 days after the delivery. Past this delay we don't enter anymore in matter. According to agreement, the article is either exchanged or repaid. NO EXCEPTION.

All relative expenses of port to the returns and/or exchanges are entirely in charge of the purchaser.

There is 'No Refund' if you leave me a negative feedback without contacting me first.

Policies and FAQs
I try to take photos of the bags as true in terms of colors and appearance as possible to the real bags. Please keep in mind that the computer's monitors are not the same so the colors you see might vary according to this..

* * * * * * * * Thank you very much for supporting Dazzling Lanna ! * * * * * * * * * * *

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Shop Profile

Welcome to Dazzling Lanna shop !

We have a wide choice of handmade ethnic bags assembled by ourselves with the BEST materials of Thailand's Northern Region. Most of the bags are made from the authentic vintage Hmong baby carrier. You can see that each bag has its own unique pattern, one-of-a-kind bags, which you could never find somewhere else.

❤ You can purchase online at www.dazzlinglanna.etsy.com

❤ Before committing to purchase please read my full Terms, Conditions & Shipping Info located here: http://www.etsy.com/shop_policy.php?user_id=5591643

❤ I will ship the package via Registered Thai Postal Service.

❤ Find the shop update here:
http://twitter.com/dazzlinglanna
http://dazzlinglannabags.blogspot.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/39042277@N03/
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000047222128&ref=name

❤ I'll be leaving the feedback as soon as I receive yours. Thank you very much for your kind understanding.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy shopping!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Making bags

I don't have much workspace at home so I usually use the big table I have to work when necessary. You can see the process below :

[1] First thing first, the fabric used to make the bags are mostly from the Hmong baby carrier. I get that from my source or at the Hmong market in town or a couple of shops in the Chinese market where they sell the fabric. It's rare to find now since the fabric are originally from the small villages in South China. You have to understand one thing, since Chiang Mai is a city specilized in handicraft. It will not be only me who make this kind of bags. There are many sellers in town used the Hmong fabric to make bags as well, sometimes similar to mine but I am sure the fabric I have are beautiful and well selected.


After get the fabric, we have to get rid of the unneeded parts of the fabric then wash and soak in the detergent maybe over a night depends on the condition of the fabric (most of the times we have to wash 2-3 times until the water is clear). Then hang them to dry under the sun. This is the part that I don't like, Imagine the authentic Hmong Baby Carrier that you have to clean. If the colors are not nice and too dull, we've to do hand dye to make the colors smoother.


[2] For the handle or straps, it depends. Mostly we will get the pompom cotton strands from the Hmong market ready to assemble. Or for the leather straps, I could source from the local artisan if I don't have time, or otherwise I will do it myself (handstitch leather strap but it takes a lot of time. So I often ask the local artisan to help). I get the leather from the local shop in town as well.




[3] The decorative items like the red handmade flowers (for the side of the bags) are also from the Hmong market, but they usually are in red red color which we need to hand dye to make them look darker. The Karen metal balls and Burmese coins are also from the Hmong market and from the local shops in China town, Chiang Mai.


[4] After we have all equipments ready, the selected fabric will be sewn with the black cotton lining. As I still work full-time with an international company in Aviation business, I only have time on weekend (That's why I don't accept the custom order). I would match the fabric, lining and zips for my dressmaker and she helps me sewing the bags. Or my neighbor sew the bags for me. So I would skip the photo of sewing process. After I receive the bag, I would put the pompom handles on, sewing the red flowers on each side as well as decorate the bags with metal balls. Then the bag is ready !



[5] When the bag is ready, I also photograph each and every bag in my living room (on my favorite teak shelf ) with my Canon 350D :)


[6] When customer purchase from my online shop. I will put the tags with the bag before sending. The tags are also handmade by me. I just print the whole tags in A4 paper, cut them into pieces and stick them together with the cotton/hemp rope as you can see. Now the bags are ready to put in the box and ship. I ship via Thai Postal Service with Registered number for every package eventho it cannot be tracked online since the Thai Postal Service stopped this service online. But they are very reliable, I have never had experiece about the lost package since I am in business...

Please note that some of the bags in my shop with leather trim, or mixed with leather are made by the local leather artisan. We ask the local artisan to make bags for us with the Hmong baby carrier or Hmong fabric. I believe some customers might want something different and if I ask the local artisan to help that would also help them to have some work as well.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Dazzling Lanna on ETSY

Hi there,

I started my shop on ETSY a year ago but stopped for half a year due to the time availability. Now I resumed my shop again in beginning of May this year. Things are pretty good , well I meant not so bad. I sold few bags though!

Now I managed my time better so then I can try to think about the design of the bags then!

Herewith the link to my shop : www.dazzlinglanna.etsy.com

Cheers!
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