Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Score! or What I picked up in NYC...Part 1

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I'm back from my super girly getaway to New York City - exhausted, broke and full of inspiration for new projects this spring.

No comment from those of you who know about the ridiculous, ever-growing list of things I want to make, not to mention the towering pile of unfinished projects threatening to swallow up my craft room. Like you could say anything anyway.

Fueling the insanity was a trip to Kinokuniya, a humongous Japanese bookstore across from Bryant Park that's packed with great paper goods, unique toys and gifts, and - most importantly - row upon row of beautiful books brimming with crafty inspiration and, best of all, the patterns.
Here are a couple I picked up, along with some of the projects that sold me on them. I don't know the name of the first book (sorry - I don't read Japanese), but it's full of unusual projects using wool felt. The second is Machine Made Patchwork.



Oh, and I just might have picked up an extra Machine Made Patchwork for a certain super crafter who's looking to get into quilting... I'm sure you'll be seeing her completed projects from this book long before I actually get around to finishing one myself.

6 comments:

Larissa said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! MUST HAVE THE PATCHWORK BOOKIE IN MY CRAFTY HANDS IMMEDIATELY! WHOOHOOOOOOOOOO! GIMME GIMME GIMME GIMME!

OK, I've slapped myself and I've calmed down a bit. Why, thank you, dearest for thinking of me. I kept trying to call you yesterday but junk kept coming up. Goin' to do that right now so brace yourself.

Larissa said...

did i mention I love you?

Larissa said...

this better not be an april fools joke.

doxynut said...

Okay, I'm not just lurking. Speaking of patchwork, you definitely have to post your tablecloth w/curtains. Absolutely wonderful!

Lisa said...

Is there an ISBN # for the felt book? I would like to try to find one.

Robyn said...

Hi, Lisa. Yes, the ISBN is 978-4-579-11115-2. Good luck!

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