9.17.2006

Why I love used bookstores: Reason #547

Look what I found at the neighborhood one!

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I couldn’t believe my luck in coming across a Japanese craft-book, looking absolutely brand-new, no less, tucked between two heavy volumes of art prints. And here I was mourning the fact that I didn’t having the time this weekend to stop by Kinokuniya for a craft-book fix! Of course I snatched up the book immediately. Once I thumbed through it, I was really quite beside myself with delight at the find. The book (ISBN4-14-927553-X) is a squeal-inducing hodge-podge of craft projects of every kind.
There's everything from a cozy baby doll made from towels

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to beautiful Japanese costumed dolls

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to traditional bean bags

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to a few sweet baby items (there are some children's clothing patterns too)

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to a gorgeous hand-quilted blanket

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to adorably silly felt animals of the zodiac. Here are my two favorites of the dozen.

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I think the sheep on the right is thinking about her holiday knitting…

6 Comments:

Blogger Brandy said...

Thats an amazing find!!

4:54 AM  
Blogger KSD said...

So, so lucky!! And what amazing projects.

6:56 AM  
Blogger hege said...

That's great! Love the knitting sheep!

7:11 AM  
Blogger Areli said...

Great find! The little doll in the first picture is so cute.

8:43 AM  
Anonymous francoise said...

I love Japanese craft books! What a lovely find!

2:48 PM  
Anonymous le chat qui coud said...

i'm crazy about this book!!!
how lucky you are!!!

i've never seen such book in my town..... i should travel more!!! lol

have a nice day!!!!!
kises
milouson

12:56 AM  

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