very exciting news today-over at craftlog, maitreya, (of marthadex fame) has started a new site called crafting japanese, all about japanese craftbooks. amazing! I am so excited to contribute and get my hands on this resource. I am so unhelpful when people ask me about how to buy these books that I post about (I usually say yesasia.com) because I get them here in town and am so lame at this type of research, so thank you-thank you Maitreya for doing this for all of us!
I know so many of you have great japanese books in your collection, please get your hiney on over to the new site and send her your links. This is just the type of thing that makes me so happy about weblogs. The information sharing is so generous.
okay-now on to the immature part of the post (also having to do with japanese goodies) I purposely don't visit many of the links having to do with japanese cuteness (mostly from hillary, katey, myra, and kelly) because I get so grumpy and agitated knowing I can't get this stuff. crazy? perhaps. But I get really jumpy about it and seriously think it's better for me personally to not see this stuff. (grammie will point out my anxiety attack when I was about 6 in my first hello kitty superstore, cried and stayed looking for over 2 hours, I left with nothing, couldn't decide. finally, I decided I shouldn't go back there)
okay-so last night I couldn't sleep and made the mistake of looking at
all of the "japanese cute" links at wee wonderfuls that I had been
avoiding (why do I do this?) and found these at decole. I know hillary
and kelly have written about this company before, but again, I refused
to be sucked in. Well, now I am and I am mad and frustrated and spent
an embarrassingly long time researching last night to see how I could
possibly get my mitts on some of these wooden toys (again, if there was a way, I
know I'd be the last one to figure it out) sigh.
so, I have taken the immature response and am showing them close up in all their glory to bring you all down with me. sorry. It's like a bad virus, and I'm spreading it. happy friday! (and yes, kelly, start an import store-I am serious!)