I decided to practice Japanese stab binding today. Because you have to pass the thread several times in the same hole, it’s very important to make the holes big and even. Instead of stabbing slowly with an awl, most bookbinders will use nails and hammer. Not my favorite part! (My favorite part is the sewing.)
I was craving macarons so I decided to crochet some! The pattern comes from the book “Hello Kitty Crochet Super Cute Amigurumi Patterns for Sanrio Friends”
Sadly, they are not edible.
Went to Murata on East Broadway to purchase some Japanese paper. These will be for the covers of the star books I’m working on. Stay tune to see the results.
You can create a map for your next crafts project in just a few simple steps.
How to create a map
- Apply thin strips of masking tape on watercolour paper.
- Use watercolour to colour the space between the tape.
- When the paint is dry, remove the strips.
- Add the name of the streets.
I bought a set of ornamental alphabet rubber stamps without knowing if I’d ever use them, but once I tried it at home, I totally fell in love with the lettering.
I made some Japanese cards today.
For the geisha, I tried a vertical composition.
The Japanese woman with a fan is one of the new rubber stamps I purchased recently at a crafters garage sale.
These shiny Pacific Northwest frogs will look nice on a card. I’m just testing the coil patterns for now, that’s why I’ve used the half-frogs that were on the edge.
After buying a ColorBox inkpad, I practiced making flowers with a set of rubber stamps.