I guess I can say that I am definitely hooked on the Machiko Kayaki sewing books. Her stuff is really cute but not too crazy. The latest book I got is called Home Couture: My Standard.
Oddly, I want to make many of the sleeveless items. The thing is, I don’t really wear sleeveless tops. In California I rarely wore them because we had air conditioning for those sleeveless-top-weather days. Now, my upper arms are getting to the point where I probably should not reveal them, and it doesn’t get THAT hot in Oregon, but you know, we don’t have air conditioning here, so some days maybe I will need sleeveless? I guess I could have worse problems!
The other book I got is one I have been coveting: the 2006 edition of the “I Love T-shirt” book!
Great ideas for those freezer paper stencils!
One other incredible thing I got at Kinokuniya is a little knife pen for cutting out those freezer paper stencils: