|New Japanese Craft Books|
|Stitch Idees Magazine|
|Cotton Time Magazine|
|Craft Books I bought from Shibuya|
|Books I keep under the bed because I've run out of shelf space|
What is noteworthy about the experience is that it reminded me of simple pleasures in life. Although I loved visiting the 'must see' sites in Tokyo, I was content just doing something as simple as browsing in a bookstore. We are constantly seeking fulfilment through engaging in new activities and stepping out of our comfort zone. I applaud this and agree that we need to broaden our horizons by trying something new and different, but sometimes it's the simple things that remind us to just appreciate what we have.
Stitch Idees magazine is always filled with fantastic cross stitch and embroidery patterns (can be purchased for around A$30 from Pomadour24 on Ebay), and Cotton Time (Kanga Kanga sells them for around A$35) consists of fun zakka sewing projects.
My friend Andrew bought me a stack of Japanese craft books to feed my craft obsession! Nothing like a healthy dose of new craft books to get the inspiration flowing.