Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Finding More Places To Help You Spend Money

In case you haven't already seen this, Hillary over at Wee Wonderfuls recently shared some great information for anyone who enjoys Japanese crafts but finds it difficult to obtain craft books

all my japanese craft books and their isbn's

From her website: "I thought it might be fun and, maybe helpful to some, to show and tell all my japanese craft books and their ISBN numbers. I just discovered (thanks Cindy!) that you can order many of these books through The interface is in English, the checkout is super easy and they have FREE shipping for orders over $39. Score! So if you don't have Kinokuniya or Mitsuwa nearby you can still get in on the japanese crafty goodness."

These are the books I ordered

ISBN: 4579109783

ISBN: 457910921X

ISBN: 4834722449

The first two links are to Amazon just so you can see the pictures of the covers, Yesasia didn't have images. Total for all three books was 44.00, I used the coupon code someone gave in the comments section on Wee Wonderfuls, SFIAAFF2005 and got 5.00 off, which still qualified me for the free shipping. Wonderful! I can't wait to show off my new books, they are supposed to arrive around May 13th.

Thanks to this sale on ebay

Pamela and the Blue Mare

I had a bit of extra spending money, so I did a bit of shopping at Dharma Trading Company. I bought a bolt of Silk Habotai which I plan to try and dye with Koolaid. I also got some clothing blanks

These are for Ivy

Bolivian Dress
Stretch pants

I wish the Bolivian dress came large enough for Miranda, but I was afraid a size six would be too short, she's gotten so tall lately I have been buying size 7s. And they note the clothing may shrink a bit with dyeing. So for Miranda I got more leggings

More stretch pants
and this
Swing top

I bought myself two dresses as well, and now I can't remember which ones. It was rather a late night impulse buy, which is why I try not to buy on the internet unless I have given it a lot of thought. I knew I wanted to buy the clothes for the girls, but the two for myself, well, I really didn't need them. At least with mine if I don't get to them right away I won't outgrow them.

I am not really sure what I am going to do with these. I plan to dye them, but not sure how. The Koolaid dye works best on protein fibers, on cotton and rayon it will only dye pastels. I would like to try batik, but don't want to ruin the clothing since it would be my first time doing it.


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