Sunday, June 3, 2012

Japanse Craft Book: How To Make Pom Poms

 How To Make Pom Poms ISBN 978-4-7661-2282-4

My husband tells me he's tired of going to Japan Town but I think that's code for, "I'm tired of you buying Japanese craft books". Last weekend at the Kinokuniya bookstore, I stumbled upon the most charming Japanese Craft Book, "How To Make Pom Poms".  All the projects were so fun and pretty, I couldn't let it go to waste sitting on the store's bookshelf.  No, this book had to come home with me and live happily with all the other Japanese craft books I've acquired.   

Here are a few of my favorite projects from the book.

Amazing right?  My mind is racing with ideas for these apple pom poms.

Who can resist a babushka?

Pretty accessories. 

Your eyes do not deceive you, that's a hamburger pom pom.

In case you're wondering, I haven't made any of the projects in the book yet.  I've been occupied with work projects, end of school activities, baseball... and the list goes on.  You might have noticed that posts have been sparse the past couple months and that's why.  I'm hopeful the summer will bring more time to relax and craft.

22 comments:

gale said...

Now those are some cool pompoms.

pilgrim said...

oh. my. GOSH!!!! leave it to the japanese to take something like pom poms to the NEXT level!

kochiflorist said...

Keep up the good work. Best of luck. From www.kochiflorist.com

Deanna said...

Those pom poms are amazing!!

Joy said...

Wowza! You always find the best stuff! Seriously.

Natalie said...

I can't blame you for not leaving the book behind. It looks fantastic. Can't you just imagine all those cool pompoms as gift toppers?

Sweet Sapling said...

Whoa! So amazing!

BellsInSpires said...

that hamburger pompom is AMAZING. i can't believe how creative this is!

Katrina R. said...

Those are ADORABLE! I love, love, love the apple one! How can I get my hands on a copy of this book? Or does anyone know of any online tutorials, or books in ENGLISH with similar projects?

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Zakka Life said...

Katrina R,

I purchased the book at the Kinokuniya bookstore in San Francisco. Here's a link to the online store. I think you can buy it there. I also included the ISBN# in the post to make it easy to search for the book.

http://bookweb.kinokuniya.co.jp/indexohb.cgi?AREA=03

Caca said...

oh, show me how to make the pom pom clip. Can't wait to see your tutorial.

skipandscatter said...

How is this even possible? Coolest pompoms ever . Thank you for bringing this awesomeness into our lives.

Melanie "Mel Belle" said...

Wow-amzing pom poms!!! Are all the instructions in Japanese? Can you easily follow the instructions just by looking at the pictures?

I just might need to head over Japan Town this weekend!!

Melanie :)

Zakka Life said...

Melanie,

Yes, the instructions are in Japanese with pictures. I think I'll be able to make the pom poms from the photos alone. I'll post an update once I get to test it out.

Hermanye said...

It's amazing ! I hope you'll show us your realisations (when you'll have more time). Big kisses !

Zakka Life said...

Hermanye,

I just posted about a couple pom poms I made from the book.

Laurinda said...

I just checked their website, but I can't find the book :-(
The problem is that I have the name in English , but they have it listed with it's Japanese name.
Any help would be appreciated, Laurinda Laurpud@yahoo.com

Laurinda said...

I just checked their website, but I can't find the book :-(
The problem is that I have the name in English , but they have it listed with it's Japanese name.
Any help would be appreciated, Laurinda Laurpud@yahoo.com

Zakka Life said...

Laurinda,

Here's the link to purchase the book. I looked it up with the ISBN# I provided in the post. Hope it helps :)

https://bookweb.kinokuniya.co.jp/guest/cgi-bin/wshoseaohb.cgi?W-NIPS=9987366309&AREA=02&LANG=E

Laurinda said...

Thank you! Sorry about the double post (& not finding it by myself :-S )

Ana said...

This is amazing. Amaaaaazing!

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