Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Latest Japanese Mags

Just a few shots of my latest acquisitions:

First book, Cotton Friend. Summer Edition 2007. 4910136250674.

The form for the little box on the right came with the magazine. I love the little extra's you get with these craft mags.

Pop-up greeting cards.

Great idea.

I love the little bag in lower right corner.

I loooooove this sweet, tiny bag!

More great bag designs.

A wonderful pattern to make cloth flip-flops.

A pattern showing how to turn pants into a cute handbag.

Stitching monogram ideas.

I don't know what these are, but I know I like them.

Next book - Cotton & Paint. 2007, Vol 28. 4910039210676.

A very cool umbrella and bag pattern.

Instructions on how to make this bookcase/shelf unit and the round cloth contatiners.

Smocking directions.

Cute bag.

Pretty curtain pattern. Looks similiar to roman shades but more sheer.

I want to know what she is saying to her kitty! Wait. Is that me and Mr. Biddles?

Another cute bag design.

Some small crochet items.

Cute, cute. These pincushions are too sweet.


Sweet pajama bag.

Plenty of patterns in both books.

Eep! You know I love little purses!

and big purses.

Not sure what these are either, but I also like very much.

More cute bags.

And a very unusual design for a bag. Very simple.

There were a lot of chidren-oriented clothing patterns and crafts (bibs and such) which I am not interested in at this time. Overall, I was more pleased with the previous mags I purchased, but these certainly have enough to offer and I do not feel my money was ill spent. I will lean more towards "Cotton Time" and "Stitch Ideas" in the future though.


  1. the pop up greetings cards are a great idea aren't they!. i love they way the diagrams are drawn in the japanese books, even if i can't understand any of the words!.

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  3. oh, my. those images are quite amazing- thank you sharing! i especially love those little placemats- would be a good way to showcase fledgling embroidery skills i reckon...

  4. Fantastic that book. Thanks for sharing those pictures.