No, I can't read a word of Japanese. That's how much I'm in love with these books. I bought them anyway.
Who doesn't want to embroider a hedgehog?
Or a smiling rabbit?
Yes, I know the clothes' patterns will need to be...ahem...adjusted or shall we say up-sized?
As I mentioned yesterday, while on my rambling travels in Sydney, I found the most. beautiful. bookshop. ever. Kinokuniya. Oh yes. Originally Japanese (as you may have guessed), they now have shops throughout the world. Apparently their store in Sydney in the largest bookstore in Australia. It's surprising that I was able to leave.
I found the most beautiful Japanese craft books that have completely renewed and reinvigorated my interest in:
1. Japan (and so, all things Japanese)
3. Clothes-making (and so, using my sewing machine)
4. Drawing (and so, making my greeting cards)
Who knew that a visit to a bookstore could be so inspiring?