I love going to the Japanese markets. Visiting is even BETTER when you have a Japanese friend with you to translate and explain things. Lucky for me, my friend offered to take me on a pleasure cruise of some of the markets here in San Diego this week.
We were happily wondering from market to market and aisle to aisle, reading nutritional labels and learning about what foods she likes best when I stumbled across the most glorious site I had ever seen... Japanese wool felting supplies...a lot of them.
I stopped in my tracks and said, "What is THIS?!" My friend said she didn't know, to which I quickly replied, "I know EXACTLY what this is." Needle felting is one of those things I am attracted to. Much like fabric, I buy all the needle felting supplies I run across and they sit. But have you EVER seen a book this cute?
I've never seen a felting display as large as the one I saw at the market... the prices! They were less than what I have been paying at American felting supply stores (if you can ever find any). Any felting supply (wet and needle) you could need was there. I was beside myself.
As if the needle felt discovery wasn't enough, we found so many other delights. American advertisers should take a lesson from our Japanese friends...because I am sucked into their packaging like a bug to a night light...I'd buy everything if I could!