one more item to pack

I’ve been trying not to bring new things into the house, because it just means I have to pack them. There must be exceptions, though, right? As my friend Wendy says, rules are just guidelines. SO, in the spirit of exceptions, I acquired a new Japanese craft book.

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ISBN 4-277-31147-4

It has all kinds of cute little embroidery and appliqu

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21 Responses to one more item to pack

  1. Nichola says:

    I think i’d wear it too! I love the slippers with the stripes inside, i think i may have to break my promise to myself and buy the book. (I promised i wouldn’t buy Japanese craft books because i fear once i have one i won’t be able to stop myself from buying more.)

  2. marichan says:

    I think both slippers are too cute for words – I would make them both! And I’d wear the elephant dress too!

  3. marielle says:

    I would *so* wear that dress. And the slippers too!

  4. Taya says:

    What kind of china is that? That teapot is too cute.

  5. Jessica says:

    Oh, the table cloth is so cute.
    How soon do you head north?

  6. Nicole says:

    I have that book and it’s lovely. I reckon you could whip up that elephant dress in NO time 🙂

  7. carolyn says:

    you’re right, you definitely would!!

  8. Gina says:

    Listen, it’s a craft book. It’s light. It’s slender. So easy to pack. And, come on… Elephant Dress? You have to sew that — pronto!

  9. jess says:

    That is such a nice book – like Nichola, I to have promised not to buy japanese craft books because then I’d have yet another purchasing compulsion

  10. tanyarella says:

    Do you have the ISBN for the book with the elephant skirt you are probably working on RIGHT NOW? And ditto everything above esp ditto the china pattern.
    Geeez i love your blog. It makes everything ok here.

  11. tanyarella says:

    uh…apparently your blog doesn’t help my super powers of observation,as i totally missed the ISBN below the book photo. Sorry.

  12. hannah says:

    so would i, so would i!!! i am so loving those little slipper flats at the bottom…. adding this isbn to my growing list!

  13. Carol says:

    But why is that scary? Nothing scary about that. The elephant dress is cute!

  14. Amy B. says:

    I’m hooked. Spent the last ten minutes trying to navigate ISBNs on the web to find this book when Kinokuniya is just across the Bay! Yea! A shopping trip MUST be planned.
    I really enjoy your style and site. Thanks for putting your ideas and crafts out there.

  15. shokufeh says:

    I like the elephant dress. I liked it even more when I was misinterpreting the photo (before clicking to enlarge) when I though the elephant was rearing up and peeing. I don’t know why I liked that idea, but I did. The real picture is cute too.

  16. That book is so cute! I love Japanese style. Thanks for sharing!

  17. marg says:

    I would so wear the kitty slippers. In fact, I think I’d put those kitties on a dress — or a skirt, indeed I would.
    Good luck with the move!

  18. Kim says:

    I love that tablecloth! I have GOT to learn to sew 🙂

  19. Rachel says:

    I love that dress!

  20. Gina says:

    That dress is adorable, and so you! I would wear it too, and I think I am going to get some fabric and some felt and rip off the idea for that tablecloth for sure!! It looks like you would just have to measure and space the appliques out correctly.

  21. Meg says:

    The Japanese come up with the cutest things! I’d wear something like that dress, too – only I’d probably make a cat applique. I once made my Mom a blouse with cat-print cotton, with alternating pawprint and reclining cat buttons in silver & gold. She wore it lots.

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