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new japanese craft books

Kari and I had a great time in Chicago. Kari made this lovely soft fleece tree scarf for me, accessorized with a Crafty Ginger tsumami kanzashi flower snap – yay! She also gave me some gorgeous grey fuzzy yarn, which I know I’ll be able to make good use of 😉

We went to the Sanseido bookstore in the Mitsuwa Japanese marketplace . If you’re in Chicago I highly recommend you check it out if you love Japanese craft books (and who doesn’t?) – they had a wide selection and the prices were very reasonable. I managed to restrict myself to buying three:

ISBN 9784529039017 (cute stuffed toy patterns)

ISBN 4277490239 (crochet motifs)

ISBN 9784277490405 (pretty patchwork)

Beautiful, inspirational books! And all 3 for only $20 🙂


  1. mell said

    luv it! plese list the patterns if possible

  2. Rayleen said

    I love the middle book, I think I’d have fun with those. I hope you enjoy them, and can’t wait to see what you make!

  3. Felicia said

    Those books look fantastic!

  4. Just like to say thanks for introducing Mitsuwa, which I’ve now marked as a must-see & must-go place in Chicago! 🙂 Clara

  5. Rina said

    Score! All those books look like so much fun.

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