June 29, 2009

Crafty eye candy...,

Al has been away in Singapore for a week, there wasn't much I asked him to bring back, just this Japanese Craft Book, 'Animal Mascot', which I've had my eye on for weeks.

Very cute penguin and seal pattern,

and Crocodiles to name but a few.

But he also picked up the May issue of 'Cotton Time', 

love this issue, there are a few softie patterns, in amongst,

a whole heap of quilting ideas.

All the eye candy got the creative ideas going at the weekend, and I started playing around with fabric...!

I'd better get on with the sewing!

17 comments:

juanitatortilla said...

Oh my word, you have to tell me where I can get Japanese craft books in Singapore! It will be on my Must Get shopping list when I go back for my annual visit!

Needled Mom said...

Very cute. You will be having fun with those.

Rose Charles said...

those are so sweet!

Rose XXX

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

love those Japanese books so beautiful.
and i LOVE your sweet little kingfisher there - wow!

ezeldabeth said...

wow those are cute patterns...i have envy! and your bird is adorable!

solomi558 said...

Hello I,m cottonreel,I,m sure I,m on your blog follower.
your site is a joy to visit, you are a talented craft person

Christine - OrigamiMommy said...

I love Japanese craft books. I live in Japan so it's hard not to become addicted to them when they are so readily available to me.
I am thinking of trying to make some mascots and stuffed animals - wondering how hard it will be for me!
Your new project in the hoop is so beautiful. I cannot wait to see how it turns out.

Anja said...

Love the Kingfisher!!!!

Lesley's Creations said...

What a wonderful craft book. Looks like your going to be very busy! Have fun. Hugs xx

picciolo said...

that book and magazine look great! What lovely presents
: )

Beth said...

oh that book is awesome!

Hapi said...

hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

Suzanne Vaughan said...

Kingfisher fab!

susan said...

im sew jealous, i dont have this book. it is super cute and i have had my eye on it for awhile but havent broken down and gotten it
i love your hummingbird, what will it become?

Arien said...

Wow, you will have a lot of work to do, just looking at those ideas in your new book:)

Indigo Blue said...

Ooh the sewing machine block looks good. Been taking part in a quilting block/quilting bee which has been streching my skills like an elastic band over the past couple of months! They are lovely books and mags though aren't they. They ahve a special style all of their own.

Holly said...

I know this was posted a while ago - I loved your blog so much I lost track of time reading back through your archives!

I have Animal Mascot, I got it a while ago, but your post rekindled the reason I bought it - SUCH CUTE ANIMALS! Thank you! Sometimes it's so easy to forget what inspiration we have tucked away on our bookshelves/craft shelves.

I must make some beanie filled crocodiles to hug on the couch.

~Holly
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