Ahh camping. No critters in our equipment, thank goodness. I didn't plan our meals carefully enough ahead of time so we brought too much food, but still had to stop at the grocery for various essentials. This time of year it gets dark a bit earlier and our kids are too old to send to bed at 8:30 so we played some rousing games of headlamp Uno: everyone needs a headlamp to see our own cards. Now we are home to piles of gritty laundry and ashy cookware, but it was a great weekend!
Here is another Japanese book I got last week at the Japanese store here in Chicagoland. This is ISBN978-4-8347-5728-6 and features my favorite, miniature felt mascots! It even says so in English on the cover:
Mainly it has these fun squirrels that adorably present the various projects throughout:
Here the squirrels seem to be having a yard sale. I like the birch tree reindeer in the background:
Here are mini bags and purses:
Fun country houses:
There are various themed dioramas. I particularly like this Christmas one because it reminds me of my favorite childhood ornament:
Your mascots can have tea with teeny tiny cakes and fruit slices:
Here are some fun refrigerator magnets. I like the jam jar and the eggs and sausage:
This book has no pattern insert. All the patterns and instructions are on pages like this in the back of the book. This might look intimidating, but it isn't really that hard if you know the basics of hand stitching and working in three dimensions:
Patterns also include felt baking equipment, garden vegetables, miniature felt flower bouquets, and ice cream treats.
I did a haphazard search and I found it at Yes Asia, so if you want to order your own and don't have a Japanese store in your city, HERE it is!