Japanese craft books 20 minutes away

I went to Kinokuniya the other day with my mother. I had to feign calmness so she wouldn’t think I was completely out of my gourd. I didn’t have much time to browse, but I did manage to snag a couple of books.
This one is all about T-shirts! I happen to have a thing about T-shirts, so I was pretty excited to find this:

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The translation of the title is “I love T-shirts.” It appears to be a T-shirt catalog of sorts. Sigh. Here are some shots from the book:
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ISBN is 4-07-247054-6
The other book I got is Simple Chic, a sewing book by Machiko Kayaki. I have one of her skirt books, and I love it! The subtitle of this one is “Dress Up, Dress Down.” Cute, huh.
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And some shots from the book:
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I love that green dress. I don’t know that I’d have occasion to wear it, but I might need to make it anyway. Maybe I’ll wear it while walking Deedle. The ISBN is 4-579-10961-9.

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13 Responses to Japanese craft books 20 minutes away

  1. carolyn says:

    can we have matching dresses since we don’t live in the same town? (only you have to make both of them) i got some quilt/home project books at kino in NY but am too lazy to post them. you’ll get to see them when you come visit tho.

  2. Jan says:

    I have some wonderful Japanese sewing books that I have (*sigh*) never used. But maybe you’ll inspire me!
    Hope the settling in is going smoothly. How’s Deedle doing?

  3. Jessica says:

    You can make me one of those green ones too. 🙂
    Love the dog whizzing t-shirt.

  4. lauray says:

    I have that book too! Lovely isn’t it? I’d probably make one of each eventually. Only problem is I can only understand the pictures. LOL Enjoy! Looking forward to see your sewing FOs.

  5. allena says:

    those books are great! LOL it’s funny to try and be calm when we’re soo happy about finding goodies!
    i like the green dress too! it’s nice enough to wear on a Hot summer day for a lunch or something!

  6. Jenn says:

    Those look great! Can you believe I’ve been in NY for almost a month and still haven’t hit Kinokuniya? While I have a serious budget (what with the job-hunt thing,) I may have to remedy that soon.

  7. Tania Ho says:

    The dresses are amazing ! Thanks for the ISBN, I’m going to try and find myself a copy 🙂

  8. Lisa says:

    The green dress would make a lovely bridesmaid dress (I’m not into the froofy, pastel “bridesmaidy” type dresses – even thou I had them at my wedding – it was 1976)

  9. amineko says:

    i would like my own stamping ground, too, little doggie.

  10. Renata Stauder says:

    I was just curious which Kinokuniya you go to, I’m a PDXer and I love the books you post on your blog!

  11. nod says:

    I am so jealous! My local Kinokuniya just reduced their craft section to one shelf and added cases and cases of Manga. I guess that’s what sells here 🙁

  12. susan says:

    oh no! it’s too bad you bought that t-shirt book because actually i have the same one i want to get rid of! i bought it thinking it would be different, i thought it would have bags (i looked at the bag cover) and that it would have some how to or handicraft stuff, but i was wrong.. anybody else want it? i’ll send it for postage cost and maybe a ball of yarn if you’re feeling generous!

  13. jen says:

    that green dress is very very cute. i wish i knew how to sew!

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