i can't believe i have lived virtually across the road from a japanese book shop (kinokuniya) for three years and have been coveting all the gorgeous things online made from japanese craftbooks for two years - and have never actually thought to seek out some books for myself! maybe it's the fact that all the book sections are (obviously) labelled in japanese so i would have no idea where the craft books are. but last week i decided to plump up the courage and venture into the japanese section of the book shop. it didn't take me too long to locate the craft section, but it did take me a while to chose my purchases - so many gorgeous pictures and two trips to the toilet ("mummy I need a wee" swiftly followed by "mummy I need a poopoo" the second we had returned to the shop!)
i chose these two books to adopt and bring home.
stylish clothes for girls (ISBN9784579112890)
and this one (ISBN 9784834731736) which I have no idea what it is called
both are filled with gorgeous pictures like this
and i can't wait to get started making some of the projects
what a shame - i think i'll just have to buy some new fabrric to do the patterns justice!!