In the wake of my tirade pie-rade the other day, I couldn’t resist a little of this:
While wandering through my friendly neighborhood craft store Yuzawaya, I came across the make-cute-things-out-of-felt aisle. Usually able to resist its powerful magnetic pull, this time I fell victim and I came home with a sweet little kit of my very own. I blame the pie.
I haven’t yet delved into too many Japanese craft kits (and there are many! glass, wood, felt, wool, paper, plastic… hobbies are serious business) but figured I could handle this one — just cut the felt into shapes and stitch it together like in the photograph. Right, piece of cake, er, I mean easy as pie.
I should know better than to trust my own clichés! As anyone who has made a pie knows, pate brisee is not easy (damn you, ice cold butter chunks that make it impossible to roll you into a flat pie crust shaped circle!). I opened the kit this morning, and the pieces are teeeny. I don’t think I can cut them that small, let alone stitch them into something smaller. Apparently my big Norwegian hands are not well-suited for cute felt things.
Also, I forgot that there might be directions to follow, and that they would be in Japanese. What can I say, pie + crafts make me crazy.