I’ve been collecting these Japanese craft books by Kumiko Sudo. I have all of the rest of her books on my Amazon Wish List.
I already posted about her book Folded Flowers: Fabric Origami with a Twist of Silk Ribbon on Never Yawn here.
I’m compiling a fabric stash just of asian looking fabrics so that I can make some of the gifts in Omiyage: Handmade Gifts from Fabric in the Japanese Tradition. My first project is going to be the fish pouch. I think my young Nemo-obsessed cousins will like those.
I highly recommend any of these books. Amazon has some good reviews to read before ordering, apparently some of the patterns in the book are a little complicated because some of the instructions get lost in the translation from Japanese to English.