Saturday, January 13, 2007

Japanese Craft Book, Hawaiian Style

This Japanese craft book is about sewing with Hawaiian Fabrics.
ISBN4-529-04206-5
There are so many fun pics to share, that I will spread this out the next couple of days.
Crafting with Hawaiian fabric

With the ton of fun projects in this book, what most captured my attention was the yo-yo curtains.
Fabric yo-yos seem to have experienced a resurgence of interest lately.

Amanda from Soule Mama embellished curtains.
So did Dacia Ray.

Check out this cute idea--brilliant in its simplicity:
Decorative yo-yos
Yo-yos on each curtain hook, and a decorative strand down the center.
I can envision this on shower curtain hooks also,
as well as attached to a cord with bells behind a door to signal its opening.

But, oh my, look at this wonderful thing. This time an entire curtain, made into a heart shape:
Yo-yo Curtain

In case you need instructions, Craftapalooza provided a tutorial on Whip-Up.
What a great way to use up leftover fabric scraps, and to tie in colors in a room.

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6 Comments:

Blogger swirl said...

Wow. What cool and neat ideas. I will definatly be looking into that book, i love to be able to try new things creatively without shoting up the budget thanks for the update on those awesome projects.

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOOOOO pretty! Where can we find the book?

9:48 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

I purchased this book on ebay, and more copies are available. You can also check the references listed on Crafting Japanese (link is on my side bar). If you're lucky enough to have a Japanese bookstore in your town, they could order it for you.

9:55 PM  
Blogger The Calico Cat said...

Neat... (I need to see if there is a local Japanese Book store around here...)

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Dacia said...

those are lovely! great site. :)

10:34 PM  
Anonymous nicole said...

Hey! Thanks for the link. Nice lookin' book.

5:18 PM  

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