Japanese crafting (This and That Japan)



The Japanese have an amazing eye for style and simplicity. I’ve never visited the country, but I’m pretty sure I will love it as I love their food, their architecture, and their product design! The Japanese also make the most amazing fabrics and print the most wonderful craft books — it’s all so tasteful and simple and inspirational. Now that I’ve decided to start being creative again (I’m attending a craft night every 2 weeks), the gorgeous Japanese craft shop ‘This and That Japan‘ is a true treasure chest! They have an amazing selection of Japanese fabrics and books in stock, plus a good selection of stamps and stickers and haberdashery. I’ve recently ordered some fabulous fabrics (this one with buttons is gorgeous!) and a few books — even though I don’t read one word of Japanese the photos are inspirational and the drawings are clear enough. So now I have to decide — which project to start first? Pot holders? Shopping bags? Baby shoes???

xxx Esther

PS This and That Japan is now offering an additional 15% off to Babyccino Kids readers for one week only! Just enter coupon code Babyccinokids at the check-out page. This discount is additional to the current sale but excludes shipping. Happy shopping and crafting!

6 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Steph | November 2, 2011 | Reply

I LOVE all things Japanese!

2. Courtney in London | November 2, 2011 | Reply

I love the Matryoshka doll fabric. Everything is so lovely!
x

3. gabrielle | November 2, 2011 | Reply

brilliant. as a former resident of tokyo i’m always swooning at the pictures of my japanese friends (now mums) and their fabulous little kids. wouldn’t a tokyo babyccino correspondent be a great idea? all those etsy sites – all those blogs – all those tiny little home-made online shops. it is all so difficult to source though. and japanese children’s books are always my kids’ favourites. great post. domo.

4. Rie | November 3, 2011 | Reply

I’m a Japanese woman and I love Babyccino! I was impressed when I saw this theme.

5. Emilie | November 4, 2011 | Reply

Love this site, I am officially addicted

6. Allyn | November 14, 2011 | Reply

I Love This & That from Japan also! just mentioned shop on my blog last week. I barely sew, but I’ve bought lots of fabric, trim & craft books from her in hopes that I will eventually make something. Inspires me nonetheless!!

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