29 May 2005

hurry up yesasia


zaka Originally uploaded by dressform.


i'm not sure if it was because i was surrounded by lovely crafty goodness the last two days... or because i really really wanted to get myself a little bit of a treat - not something to use for lesson plans or other "necessary" reasons.... but i read and re-read wee wonderful's post about japanese craft books and decided it was do or die time (2 disclaimers: i think that i was a bit loopey from all the talking at the craft sale - and it was late at night - or was it early morning? Secretly, shhh, i'm glad i splurged). the above is one of the 4 - yes FOUR (but shipping was FREE FREE FREE) books i got via yesasia.com hee hee. now do i really think i have the time to be making any of this crafty goodness?? no. but a girl can dream.... besides, i'll know they'll be inspiring for the whole art thing (this is true, not just a justification!) plus it's never to early to plan ahead for holiday hand made treats! purlgurl go look and see.... ;) for those who want to follow suit - be sure and follow all the suggestions/ISBNS from all the comments in the weewonderful's post. if you go to yes asia on your own and just look for craft things you won't find too many good books (at least I didn't). FYI a search for "zakaa" did turn up a family of books that are similar to the above....

so the crafty fair was overall just a good ole time! saw some long lost friends that came out - always a treat.... and sold more stuff than i thought we would. yay! and i got two pairs of earrings and two necklaces in my continuing swap w/ jodi (she wanted a painting) YAY for me! (i will try and photograph them in their lovelyness) - so now it's back to work on the whole grading thing - oh and those websites.... yes.... i haven't forgotten about you dear clients.... i'm on it! which means i gotta go - or motor if you are in a "heathers" kind of mood....

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