Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Japanese Craft Books

Like so many others I am a serious lover of Japanese Crafting books. I first became aware of their existence 5 or 6 years ago and I've been smitten ever since. Simple things, beautifully made.
 Presented in the flawless, simplistic style that Japanese crafters seem to have running through their veins. I treated myself to a few books at the end of last year and I don't think I will tire of looking at them for a long time to come.
 The way they showcase each piece just makes my heart go pitter patter (and the models are adorable too).

Look at these two, they are sweet enough to eat.
 And this!!

 I desperately want to make this cape and have been working on one for the last week or so, it is frustrating me no end. If you are not familiar with Japanese Crafting books, the instructions are entirely in Japanese (imagine! how strange?) and I do not read Japanese.
 Just can't figure out how to attatch the hood to the cape, the pattern seems an odd shape. But I'm still working on it. Haven't given up. Yet.
 I love yo-yo's (or Suffolk Puffs as my mum calls them), and would love to make one of the necklaces. So cute.
So much cuteness. I want to make all of them.

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