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hom spun::japanese sewing book

Thursday, May 21, 2009

hom spun - japanese sewing/craft book

hom spun - japanese sewing/craft book

Japanese craft books are true love, in my opinion. If I had a million dollars I could easily spend the majority of it on these Japanese craft books and fabric/supplies to make everything in them. I got this new book called "hom spun: sewing book." It's delightful. I have brown linen for the wrap dress, but there are so many other garments in there I want to make. Which one should I start with? Hm.... it's a tough decision. Especially seeing as I have like, NO time to work on anything for myself right now. {more pictures here.}

Also, I got my heirloom tomato plants and seeds! I'm a little nervous about this garden business. But hey, there is a first for everything right? I hope I don't kill anything. Worse, will anything actually grow?? We shall see... It's almost the weekend and my friend Alanna is finally back from France! She's making dinner tonight. I imagine something delicious and utterly French. I can't wait. This weekend is another shape-note sing as well as barn dance in the evening. I can see it's going to be a good weekend. Later!

9 comments :

  1. Oh, man...I have been searching and searching for this book for weeks as I am desperate to make that purple dress. Where did you find it??? I only saw one website that had a listing for it, out of stock, of course. Lucky duck!

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  2. i love japanese sewing books too..
    wish we had a japanese book store here :(

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  3. I couldn't agree with you more!
    This book looks rad, thanks for sharing!

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  4. hi, shannon! i'm sorry i'm so bad at replying to blog notes. (or emails for that matter. yikes.) but wanted to let you know i got the book on etsy from the seller "pomadour24." here's her shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5233568

    she's awesome. if you can't find it, just send her a message and she'll list it. looks like she's on vacation, but she's very prompt when she returns. anyway, good luck on finding it! it's a great book. now i just need to find some time to start sewing from it.

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  5. Funny! I just bought a different book from her shop instead: http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=16591012

    Looks equally awesome! Although, I am just learning to sew and will need a friend to walk me through every little bit...should be a fun adventure!

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  6. oh, that one looks awesome! i was looking at that one too, when i got the other book. i was soooo tempted to get more than one book, but decided against it. if you make anything, i hope you blog about it!

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