I went to Kinokuniya the other day. I hadn’t been out there or purchased any Japanese crafting books for a long while, so I guess I was due. I frantically sifted through the books (I was with my mother, and I didn’t want to make her wait for hours), and while having lunch at the adjacent Japanese restaurant (Hakatamon–best udon noodles in town), I narrowed down my choices. I came home with three books:
This is a totally random book full of these little crocheted round things in strange locations and poses. There’s something really appealing about that to me. Check them out:
The other two books are about embroidery. I must have some fantasy about embroidering. It’s completely delusional, because I don’t embroider and probably never will, but hey, a gal’s gotta have dreams, right?
Design Collection for Kids:
Very cute designs and good graphic explanations of how to do the stitches (imperative for a non-embroiderer like me):
My mother thought I should limit myself to just one embroidery book, but I think you can see why I could not choose between them! Here’s one final otama shot for you: