Thumbs up for Kokeshi, from Tohoku with Love by Manami Okazaki. Nonfiction.
Sometimes I like reading books about craftspeople. I knew nothing whatsoever about kokeshi dolls, but this was an interesting book, and I now know much more than I did.… >> Read more
Love Doctor Who, but want to display your love in a subtle, classy way?… >> Read more
What does a lady adventurer take with her? Goggles to shield her eyes on the dirigible; a watch to calibrate her time machine; a diary to record her discoveries. And a few things to beautify herself as well, in case she must distract the villain!… >> Read more
Yeah, I’ve beaded, I’ve sketched, I’ve crocheted, I’ve made softies, all the craftsy stuff. But my eye kept being drawn to needle-felted creatures on Etsy. I never bought any because, well, I’m cheap/frugal/broke (however you want to look at it) and I can’t bring myself to buy anything I could conceivably make myself. Not that I was actually making it myself, nor did I know how; the point was that if I were so inclined I could learn.… >> Read more