July 18, 2009


Today, at the last minute, my family decided to go to the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco. Superbuzzy was there! And it's not too late if you want to check it out. They'll be there tomorrow too. :)

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December 11, 2007


library for six and a half stitches

library and associated post for Buzzville

library for A Ervilha cor de Rosa

library for craftlog

library for Zhinka dinka doo

library for Wee Wonderfuls

library for Bellablue

library for Knitting-Sushi in AZ

library for girlreaction

library for super eggplant

library and library post for Croque-choux

library for Craftapalooza

library for Knittism

library post 1 and post 2 for Half Baked

knitting/crochet, prince of knitting, embroidery and softies, and English Ondori libraries for Knit Buddies

library for Angry Chicken

library for abby tries again

library for Mrs. Pilkington

library for sweet

library for candlemomo

library for Lisa

library for lixolux

library post for Blah, Blah, Blahhhg

library for PuchiMaiko

library category for Molly Chicken

library post for Crafty Snargle

library for Bella Dia

library for knitcake

library for Wise Craft

library for afternoons & coffeespoons

library for small hands

library for disdressed

library for being crafty

library for miss pompon

library for movinghands

library for keymistress

library for puchitomato

toy book library and bag books library for Red Instead

library category for crafty mcgee

library set for movinghands

library set for ask anke

library for Poohza's Ponderings

library for Little Crown

library for Klucking Bear

library for bees and blue fences

library for Soozs

library for Trini Chicks Knit

library for thistletown

library for Wishing On Clovers

library for kittycatalina

library for Polvoron de Limon

library for So Tread Softly

library for Bamboo Sticks

library for the CraftyModster

library for Two Little Banshees

library for mk carroll

library for kwoozy

library for Fluffbuff

library for material mama

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October 02, 2007

Saucylouise sale

Saucylouise is having a sale until October 15. 10% off almost everything! Besides a great book selection, she carries some lovely Japanese craft supplies. She's in Japan, but her prices and shipping are quite reasonable.

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December 01, 2006

Craft submissions

Craft is looking for submissions for their next issue, which will be devoted to Japanese crafts! I would sure love to see some of my Crafting Japanese contributers in print!

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October 11, 2006

message from Portland Kinokuniya

For those of you looking for how to subscribe to Japanese magazines, here's a message from the Portland Kinokuniya store:

Kinokuniya Bookstores Portland Store carries a lot of Japanese craft books that are shown on the site. We also carry Japanese craft magazines such as Oshare Kobo, Cotton Time, Patchwork Tsu-shin, and Quilt Japan, and more. You can buy a specific issue of a magazine or subscribe to it if you like. You can get a 5% discount for six month subscription or 15% discount for one year subscription (discount for subscription depends on magazines) If you know an ISBN number of a book, you can order it by phone (503-641-6240), by fax (503-643-1059), by e-mail (portland@kinokuniya.com) or online much faster. Come and see our great selection of Japanese craft books or visit our web site www.kinokuniya.com.

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July 06, 2006

Little Clover Garden

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Hamanaka, some sort of crafting supply site, has a bunch of free patterns. Click the link for "How to Challenge" for patterns and tutorials, like these felting ideas, including a nifty method for felting small balls. Also, clever sweater wrap thing, felted corsages, i-cord flowers, and a bunch of knitting and crochet.

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July 01, 2006

For the Love of Yarn

For the Love of Yarn has a free turtle pattern by Half Baked, in English and French


and a snail by Roxycraft, who has a bunch of other patterns at her site.

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May 15, 2006

Crafting in Japanese on Flickr

crafting in Japanese group on Flickr. I've gotten a few inquiries about starting a Flickr group like this, so thanks to whoever did it!

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May 04, 2006

YesAsia deal

YesAsia is offering free shipping worldwide on orders of $25 until the end of June!

(An update is coming soon, I promise.)

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March 02, 2006


All sorts of random patterns at omura. Beading, amigurumi, papercraft, you name it.

amigurumi winged bug and another bug by Look at my photos, from this free pattern (in Japanese, but with charts)


stag beetle by Wendy's Intertwinement


mushroom amigurumi instructions

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December 15, 2005

We Love Amigurumi

Nice LJ community devoted to amigurumi: We Love Amigurumi.

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July 30, 2005


Amigurumi-Along is a group weblog for posting amigurumi projects. Besides the finished creatures, they have links to free patterns and other amigurumi sites.

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