Is there a thing better than a cup of tea and a pile of books on a cold day? I pulled out my entire stack of Japanese craft books over the weekend and have been spending a delightful hour here and there.
The partial stack ...
Here are a few of my favorite pictures. From this zakka book ...
What makes me so happy when I look at these pictures is the worn in feel. Together with the color, there is no better combination.
From a book of pojagi and quilting there is this gem of color and pattern. This one is absolutely my favorite. I call it the Pojagi patchwork book and you can see the full blogpost here. The photos in these books are really what I'm after with the Japanese aesthetic and photo composition.
Blogging from my Auntie's so if you want any ISBN's, I will get them to you in the comments in a couple of days.
Several Japanese craft books have been published in English and are available.Patchwork Style: 35 Simple Projects for a Cozy and Colorful Life (Make Good: Crafts + Life)
Aside: Aunt Bets is recuperating from her second glaucoma/cataract surgery and is doing great. It is miraculous that these surgeries are so commonplace. We talked this afternoon about the mass polio innoculation in 1962. Does anyone else remember the little sugar cubes with the pink dots? Our whole down lined up outside of the high school.