I went to the Asian market by my mom's house over the weekend and found some new craft books. This one is called Kid's Drawings (isbn 4-7762-0113-5) and I sort of freaked out. I really freaked out. I spent way too much money (although, less than half of what I would have spent on eBay) but I officially can only go there once a season now. A new rule for myself. sigh. so, all the books I got (4) caused me to feel almost sick. The photography, ideas, everything. I can barely write about it. Every idea in this book is beautiful. Lots of raw edges and deconstructed designs that compliment the kid's artwork so well. More of idea book than an actual how to-but I like that better anyway. No rules to follow, make it up as you go.
There has been a lot floating around about inspiration from kid's drawings (hillary, amanda, and where else? somewhere, I can't remember right now.) I love it when we are all looking at things at the same time. A craft wave is so inspirational. Here is a stuffed lion made into a clock.
slippers with stitched kid's art
kid's art etched onto glasses
bean bags? paper weights? I'm not sure, but who cares, they are so wonderful. I will post the other books later, after I have absorbed them all. They are mostly from a publisher called Cafe Time Books, which uses designs from a much of designers-who all have bios and websites in the back (all in Japanese)