A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned some cool packages coming in the post - well, here's one of them - a whole pile of Japanese goodies ordered from Etsy seller talktothewind. First up, "Handmade Bookbinding" by Yo Yamazaki (ISBN 978-4-579-20970-5). I had been looking for a Japanese book on binding for a while, and this one is great. Riyo - the proprietor of talktothewind, didn't have it in her shop, but she went out and sourced it for me - how sweet!
There are lots of great projects in here, including the wooden concertina book, pictured above. The only problem is, it's a bit more text heavy than some other Japanese craft books. It still has diagrams, but also lots of text explanation. I think I can muddle through...
Next up - Paper Paper (ISBN 978-4-579-20947-7) - a book of cute paper projects.
I am a sucker for brown paper packages tied up with string. Do you know you can't post packages like this anymore? It makes me a bit sad. Everytime I try to do something cute on a package - it gets a giant bar code slapped over it.
That hasn't stopped me from using my final talktothewind purchase though - these cute rubber stamps that I've been putting on packages willy nilly. Riyo also sent along some cute fabric samples with my order - I will definitely be a repeat customer!