Monday, May 11, 2009

My Favourite Books : 5 Taiwanese Crafting Books

I have 5 taiwanese crafting book titles in my studioshoppe now! Have a sneak peek of these craft inspiring books. Eventhough you don't read taiwanese, the step-by-step instructions are well photographed or illustrated in every project featured. These books are so easy to follow and I believe much more affordable compared to the Japanese crafting books. Enjoy!!!

BOOK 1 : BIG BAG麻布大包包拎著走 [ISBN:9789866648274]
PRICE : US15.00 / RM40.00 (2 LEFT) HURRY!

When I ordered this book I was thinking about some of my friends who does lovely cross-stitch pieces. It's a book about cross-stitching and bag making put together in a beautiful combination.

Some nice redwork patterns. Canvas, thread count fabrics and natural cottons transformed into gorgeous big bags!
This is my favourite bag in the book. Lovely isn't it?

Another cross-stitch masterpiece. Imagine vintage designs on a picnic carry-all.

This book features some modern applique designs too.

Simple lunch bags and multi-purpose totes.

I love the buttons on these bags. Must do the one on the left!

Very clear instructions and measurements. Charts are big and easy to refer.

Even beadworks are well illustrated here.

Patterns & templates are computer generated.

PRICE : US17.00 / RM54.00
SOLD OUT! (Inquiries Welcomed for 2nd order)

This is my favourite book of all the lot. This book is on special demand (I have many requests for this book). Lot's of creative ideas using pleats, patchwork and quilting technics. Put away them yo-yos and try this!

Great ideas for all your fabric stash and leftovers! Not your grandma's patchwork bags.

Intricate details, but surprisingly easy to do with the step-by-step pictorials.

So sweet!
It's like combining origami with patchwork.

More ideas to start your own bagmaking frenzy.

Bags with zipper pockets and lovely cotton quilts.

This book features an amazing 39 projects! A very good buy!!

This is my favourite bag. Love how the cat tails turn out so lifelike.

Small projects to start. Lovely pictures and the layout is pleasant.

I love how the designs are modern but yet classic.

Bags and matching accessories.

You never knew how much you can do with a square of fabric until you read this!

One of the reasons why I love this book is the step-by-step pictures here guiding you to create the pieces.

See, I'm showing you more than I should!

Close-up on how the designer is guiding you to put it all together.

Clear and accurate computer generated templates.

Concise and easy to understand.

BOOK 3 : ZAKKA DIY STYLE BOOK 幸福手饰DIY/文经社 [ISBN:9789867637338]
PRICE : US10.00 / RM31.00

This book features a list of zakka projects with beadworks, sewing and crafting.

Basic beadwork skills are taught in the beginning of the book.

Fabric covered buttons and knick-knacks!

Felt and fabric projects for fun.

Retro necklaces with all the fabric scrap you have stowed away for such a project in mind.

I'm so going to try this with my nieces. Aren't they lovely?

Inspiring pictures and well illustrated instructions on every page.

Romantic petals for embellishments. Overall, this book is a relaxing crafting book that will help you use up some of your leftover beads, fabric jellyrolls & buttons you've been stashing away.

PRICE : US17.00 / RM54.00 (SOLD OUT)

It's a book lovers - crafting book. Dress up your favourite novels, journals and crafting books with these home made book jackets.

They are so yummy together! Look at all those covers! Every style for every kind of book!!

A little bit of patchwork...

Retro styled journals...

Colourful covers in bold prints...

Instructions and charts are well illustrated.

Easy to follow embroidery patterns.

BOOK 5 : HAWAIIAN PRINTS CRAFTS 夏威夷风印花布小物/雅书堂 [ISBN:9789866648267]
PRICE : US15.00 / RM40.00 (SOLD OUT!)

This book features fun prints and patterns that are fun & easy to make.

Make your own envirosax carry alls. You'll see many possibilities with this pattern.

Cute zipper pouches.

Lovely home accessories and deco to make.

Coasters and matching coordinates.

More cute and simple zipper pouches.

Well illustrated and computer generated templates.

Templates for easy drafting.

HAPPY BROWSING! Let me know if you'd like to see more books!!!

FOR BOOKS delivered to Malaysia & Singapore RM1.70 for registered mail.
FOR BOOKS delivered to Anywhere else US3 for posting & registered mail.