Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bookcase Tour Tuesday - Kokoro no Te

Another library version of Bookcase Tour today.

This is a book that I've wanted to browse through for quite a while now, so snapped it up when I saw it at the library. It's filled with lots of little projects, lots of pretty little brooches, purses and pouches. All is handsewn, there's not a machine in sight.

If you look at even just the cover, there's probably no guessing why I'm so drawn to this publication - the fabric! The photos for each project are just scrumptious!

I probably wouldn't actually make that many projects from this book, but I'd use it more for inspiration, as an eye candy piece.

The three pieces I am tempted to try are the windmills...

The thimbles (which would look just adorable as rings as well)...

... and the juggling balls, not that I can juggle mind you, but they would just look pretty scattered around.

I'll be stalking my library now to see if I can get my hands on Kumiko Sudo's Omiyage book.


Clare Maree said...

Hi Melanie
I have the Omiyage book out on loan from my local library (in Melbourne, sorry) and it's just wonderful. Just looking at the photos in your post, I think the projects might be a bit easier than those in Kokoro no Te. VERY beginner sewist me might even try some of the simpler projects.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I have been drooling over Kumiko Sudo's Flower Origami book that I have out from Herberton Library.....I am definitely going to have to look at her other books, what she does with lovely fabric is amazing! Check out my blog for the Flower needle case that I recently made....not a machine in sight :-)

moose and bird said...

I love this kind of inspiring mind stimulating craft book. The little juggling balls are too cute.....and I agree with you, they would look lovely just scattered around or fillling a vase. xo

Sandrine said...

Beautiful book, suit your fabric stash "a la perfection"!! :)X

Red Hen (dette) said...

Beautiful images! Eye candy indeed. Looking forward to seeing the things you create as a result of this inspiration.


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