These little Japanese booklets are a pretty good buy. They were about $4.00 at our Chicagoland Japanese Bookseller at Mitsuwa Marketplace.
The prices are slightly better at YesAsia, but a real life bookstore has obvious other advantages.
This one is a felting instruction booklet, ISBN 4277490050
I know you can probably find all these sorts of instructions on the internet, but I like having them in my own pretty little booklet. Here is a lovely flower. Step-by-step instructions are provided in detailed photographs:
Any book that I buy has to have some pages of cuteness and this one is no exception:
I also got a second book, ISBN 9484277490306. This one is adorable beaded lovliness.
Here are some Christmas beading ideas:
And summertime critters:
Last year I got this felt mascot book, ISBN4277490549:
It has these patterns for you Francophiles out there:
I also stitched this mouse from that book:
That mouse went unacknowledged by my swap recipient all the way over in New Zealand. Alas.. that's the way swapping goes sometimes...