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january 15th 2011 chionji handmade market

photos from january's handmade market at chioji temple, hyakumanben, are in a flickr set here. this market is held on the 15th of each month.

i love the tiny felt darumas and bunnies together!


handmade 4th sunday market at kamigamo jinja november 2009

this handmade market is held on the 4th sunday of every month, near kamigamo jinja shrine. facing the main entrance of the shrine, the market is a little bit to the right (across the small bridge). or coming from the bus stop, the market is a little beyond the shrine. these red banners are for the market.

it's a beautiful location, in the woods near a stream.

perhaps a little smaller than the chionji market on the 15th of every month, there's a nice collection of crafts.


isbn 457910998 handmade zakka, things to make with a carefree mood

this book is one of the excellent handmade zakka series. it has so many projects! they are for fabric and sewn projects in a variety of sizes.

they are grouped generally by fabric type: liberty print; linen and lace; and check and stripe.

there are skirts, scarves, blouses, dresses, tops, aprons, hair handkerchief...

bags(large and small, sling, shoulder) cases (card, tissues, telephone, pen) book cover, water bottle case, and pin cushions...

items for the home (cushion covers, cases, hangers, cafe curtain, towel, placemat and doily, tea cozy, coasters, and potholder, basket, cutlery case.

all directions are in japanese. there are many clear diagrams and pictures showing how to make the projects. if you have some sewing experience, i think you will be able to figure out all the projects without any trouble. the sewing itself is very simple. if you are a beginner sewer, you might want to ask a friend to help you with some of the projects.

59 pages.

flickr set here.



december 2007 market

last weekend's handmade market it kyoto was the busiest i've been to yet.
so many shoppers!


august 2007 handmade market 

it was so hot!