Two ladies and a whole lotta wool
Apologies for the infrequent posting of late, a lot has been happening behind the scenes over at Danni and Charlie HQ (more on that soon!) It’s nearly my birthday so for my gift, my boyfriend’s mum is bringing me some crafty things from Japan when she visits in October. I am so excited about this for so many reasons! 1) because I can’t get most of these things in the UK at all and 2) even if I can get them, I have to pay import tax/postage handling fees that usually end up costing more than the item I want to buy.
I have been trying to narrow down all the things I want (there are a lot) and here’s what I’ve come up with, what do you think?
I know I go on about this a lot but it really is so nice, and has so many uses! You order by weight so it’s great for small projects. I’ve been using it in bracelets, necklaces, hair ties and journal decorating.
MT Maki Maki
Just look at this cute video for the MT Maki Maki (literally “roll roll”). Does it not really make you want one?! I’m a fan of it because it means I can take small quantities of washi tape around with me for creating on the go. I often meet my friends for crafternoons and a few of my projects involve lots of different washi tapes. This is so handy because you can bring a little of each with you. You just add your normal rolls onto one part and then wind your tapes onto smaller rolls or flat plates. I also really like the tote bag at the end!
The Masking Tape Book
I’m so excited about this book because it has some really cute projects inside. As I’m sure you’re aware, I just love Japanese craft books and I’ve been struggling to feed my addiction here in the UK – luckily I discovered Hello Again Bookstore on Etsy! (FYI if your order is over £15 you’ll have to pay import tax which in itself is not that bad, but the fixed £8 handling fee that the post office add on should also be factored in).
I’m obviously throwing some washi tape in there, especially the coharu tape for my little printer – you just cannot buy that here at all. I’m going to include the super cute video for that while I’m on a roll (ha ha roll, see what I did there!):
Literally the best birthday present ever 🙂 What would you buy?