If you would have told me a few years ago that after moving to Tokyo I would be ooh-ing and ah-ing craft books dedicated to ribbons and pink bows, I would have laughed in your face.
Only the bows knows who’s laughing now.
I even made a mega bow. I’m not sure what head of hair is ready for this.
This craft book is adorable, full of easy accessory projects to make in under an hour.
I love the brooches and badges. If I wore one of these, I would feel like a winner all day.
I’m not sure what to try first — the bow necklace or the hairy shoulders.
The illustrated step-by-step instructions are really easy to follow, and the assembly techniques heavily favor a hot glue gun. It’s like I’m an 11 year old again!
And get ready for this … scrunchies are making a comeback! A J-pop band even sings a song about them (ponytail to shu shu) though due to gratuitous beach and wet t-shirt scenes, I’ve decided not to link to the music video. Do the work yourself.
I think the bow necklace is cute. You are so lucky to have those craft books at your local bookstores. I order mine via Amazon Japan. The postage costs more than the book!
I know, I just can’t help myself! My pile of craft books is starting to get out of control… more to come, I promise 😉 What are some of your favorite Japanese craft books?
Are bow ties going to make a comeback? I like bow ties, they don’t get soap spilled on them and they don’t blow around in the wind. The best thing is that you don’t have to make sure the narrow end is shorter than the wide end. 🙂
Dad, let’s start a trend! You make such a reasonable case for bow ties, I might start wearing them, too.
Angie! We went to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art and I thought of you when we were looking at cases and cases of Victorian belt buckles and buttons. The thought of corsets was painful, but the buckles were super cool. I took photos for you, but haven’t downloaded them yet.
I’m so glad you are liking the book! I love the bows you made so far! If you are taking orders for the bow necklace…
i think i am going to come visit just so we can go craft book shopping.
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