Thursday, 1 November 2007


First of all THANKS to all who came over and talked to me during the party. I had a wonderful time and hope there will be one again next year hosted by the wonderful Constance, Gilian and Lisa.

Book week has closed, so I'm late with this entry. Still I wanted to post it. I have quite a few Japanese craftbooks, and they seem to be much discussed already by other wonderful bloggers. I have the advantage of having a husband who studied Japanese and can read proficiently. I don't ask him to translate the instructions. I hardly ever follow instructions anyway. But he is very handy to have next to me when I want to order from a Japanese site, even though has most of it's site in English too. This one I haven't seen yet (I'm sure it's out there) is what seems to be more a magazine than book.

It has lots of yummy images
Wouldn't you want to have a studio like this

great ideas for one of these, which I bought when we were still in the US here

I love this dancing pair

Another country with lovely craftbooks, especially crossstitch is France
I fell in love with the cover of this book

a little ladybug alphabet

with butterflies

And this one has pretty little motifs

with koi fish

and pretty monograms, which I tried to make for a second sail for a gift. This was just before we went to the Netherlands, but I had to abort this second sail and settle for a single sail ship, because I ran out of time



Junie Moon said...

All the books look fabulous and lots of fun projects ahead.

Anonymous said...

Dear Shin,
Thank you for showing the Japanese books. They really intrigue me. Also the French, but I have those.
So glad we could all get together for the Halloween fete!

Happy Sunday!

Anonymous said...

I don't know what but Elsa can't leave a comment on your blog?

Unknown said...

Thanks Junie and Constance. I don't know why Elsa can't leave a message. I've checked my settings and they are set for anyone to leave a message. Sorry Elsa.

Anonymous said...

I didn't see your rabbit in the boat the other day. so great!!

Unknown said...

thanks Constance

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