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Free market bag crochet pattern + beautiful Japanese crafts

A couple of my bigger crochet projects are on hold (supply issues), so I finished another wonderful cotton market bag as an in-between task. This bag uses Paintbox Cotton DK in Eggplant. It was such fun to make that I might crank out a few more for friends. If you are keen to try making one of these beauties, check out a previous post that shares an identical bag in pink, and a link to the K.A.M.E. Crochet free market bag pattern.

I just received some wonderful items in the mail from Japan, too. One of them is a needle-felted eye-glasses pouch beautifully crafted by InkoWanko (on Etsy). Her work specializes in parrots and dogs. Needle-felting is yet another craft that I would really love to try, but I have my plate full, so will be content to admire it for now.

VIDEO: A peek inside two charming, animal-themed coloring books by Japanese artist Kanoko Egusa.

Lastly, here’s a peek at two more Kanoko Egusa coloring books that arrived from the Etsy seller Pomadour’s Craft Cafe (I wrote about one book in my previous post). Here, I share two more – one is Symphony of Cute Animals, and the other is Menuet de Bonheur (Minuet of happiness). These are such charming coloring books, and arguably best suited to an older fan of coloring, since they are detailed, and have themes that are linked throughout the pages. Probably colored pencils will be best to tackle these, as the images are printed on both sides of the page.

That’s all I have for today’s craft diary update! I’m waiting patiently for some accessories to arrive so I can complete my amigurumi hamster. Until the next post, take care and be well.

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