I made this journal cover for my daughter and it was a fun quick project. My daughter is really, really into japanese art, fashion and manga, (manga mad). She has been a fan since around ten years old. At around twenty she still is obsessed with pokemon. I started liking japanese craft once I started sewing non garment type things like bags and stuffies. I fell in love with all things zakka from reading blogs on the net. I had found stacks of free patterns on japanese craft sites (google.jp) but when my computer started playing up, my dear hubby reformatted and I lost it all. arrr
I have been learning to make these Kanzashi flowers. This is my second one. The petals are made from 2 1/2 " fabric squares. I will need to practice at this size for a while before I attempt the little ones.