Friday, November 28, 2008

serious obsession...

I have a very bad feeling that I am developing a thing for these tiny Japanese craft books. Not to mention the cool packaging and sesame street box tape that they get sealed with on their journey from Japan! I saw one of these on a blog a few months back and can't remember where but I followed the link and found myself in the coolest place! Since that day I have placed another order, this time for 3 books. The two on the right are from the same collection of Patchwork Books. I think there might be 10 or 12 of them. While I certainly know my way around squares and log cabins, it's the patterns for the most fun bags that get me interested. The larger one I had to get after seeing the subject matter! The most fabulous book all about purses, cases (for makeup, pencils, keys, needles, glasses, etc) and sewing kits. Just look at some of these cool things!

I really need to find a source for zippers with the little metal ball on the end...seriously nice for these projects. Look at these two sewing kits! Simply to die for! The inside is in the right lower corner shot.

This gal has pages and pages of books at very low prices...or what seems low to me. I also like how she shows you several pages of the inside of the book so you have some knowledge of what you are buying. I think I'm gonna love collecting these little books very much!

10 comments:

Linda said...

Those do look addicting. I agree - the projects look so cool!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Joyce said...

I got a bunch of Japanese craft books about 15 years ago when we went to Japan and I still love them. I've made lots of things from them and they turn out beautifully even though I can't read the text. My DIL is Japanese so if I really get stuck I call her.

Carla said...

Beautiful projects. What is the site you get the books from?

Libby said...

What great little projects . . . . it will be such fun to have all those cutie little things to hold your supplies and tools. Can't wait to see what you start making from the pages.

Wendy said...

These books sure have some wonderful little things and bags to make. I have one book and love it. Thanks for sharing, I'll check out the link. Let me know if you find a source for the zippers.

MARCIE said...

I am so impressed with the intricacy of the Japanese work. Even the log cabins blow you away!

Kathie said...

oh boy love that star and what a great scissor case...
ok I am NOT going to start looking at these books now too, I am still thinking I need to catch up with you in your wool collection!
LOL

Jeanne said...

I understand your obsession. The Japanese books have always caught my attention. I love their patterns and subtle colors. I also have a lot of recycled wool I want to dye.

Quilts And Pieces said...

oooo, these look great! I bought one japanese book a few months ago and it is awesome! I love the look of these!

Ginger Patches said...

What adorable books! I am not even going to go look at the link until after Christmas though...I know I would get in trouble :)