Posts Tagged ‘book’

Cute Embroidery for a Princess

ISBN 978-4-8163-4498-5

Yen 1200

This is a cute book with some nice ideas on small embroidery. The book has sections with diagrams to explain (in Japanese) how to embroider some of the designs. This book is not in my top five but I would still recommend it to someone looking for some cute girly designs!

Link to Amazon:

Cute Embroidery for a Princess

Japanese Craft Book Reveiw- Igne Oyalari

Igne Oyalari

ISBN 978-4-277-31166-3

Yen 1500

This is one Japanese book that I wished I could read Japanese. It is full of beautiful pictures of an exquisite form of needle lace embroidery. My favorite are  the  3D earrings and necklaces. The color combinations of the embroidery in this book are beautiful.  I would recommend this book for the viewing pleasure.

Link to Amazon:

Igne Oyalari

Japanese Craft Book Review- Simple Stitch Life

I apologize to any visitors on my lack of writing lately. Its nearing holiday season and my mind as been elsewhere.

OK, here is my first review.

Simple Stitch Life

ISBN 978-4-579-11103-9

Yen 1300 (You do not pay the tax price if ordering internationally Y 1365)

This is a very cute book in my opinion and as the title dictates, the designs are very simple and almost “imperfect”. The pictures are inspiring and the patterns are easy to follow and use some of the most basic embroidery stitches (I am not an expert at embroidery!).

Tip: If you plan on purchasing several books at one time consider ordering directly from Amazon Japan. The shipping cost is Yen 2700 with a handling charge of Y300 for each additional item but the costs are still lower than ordering from a US dealer since you are not paying more than double the cost for 1 book. Shipping to Canada only took 3 days and I paid no duty or tax since DHL is good with handling items plus air shipping usually factors in the cost of a brokerage fee in the shipping.

Here is the link to Amazon Japan for this book:

Simple Stitch Life

Miniature Project-Antique Shop

I got inspired by a couple of miniature artists and decided my next project to be an antique shop. This will be probably by last or second last ‘room’ setting style project. Until the show in September I will be focusing on creating some food miniatures and miniature singles to have ready for sale.