Here are some of the crafts that were displayed at the ABC craft store in Osaka. Their resin work is fabulous and the creators of some of their line will be in Hawaii during July to demonstrate and sell some of their products. They also have a product line that can turn pretty paper napkins into pieces to iron onto plain canvas purses, folders, aprons, etc. This craft will also be coming to our HM Ben Franklin stores.
While in Japan most people take pictures of scenery and famous sites, but the crafter in me takes more photos of craft work so I can remember what I see and I can someday replicate or be further inspired by the handcrafted items. To me a vacation is to breathe in the sights and sounds, then absorb new ideas and let the gears in my brain start cranking all the way home. Crank, cronk, clang...clink!