Have you seen this?
Maybe it is the choice of colours and fabrics, but these items are lovely. Very feminine. Very Japanese. Quite shabby chic.
You could take the method and do these projects in your own favourite fabrics and still have something fabulous. Each item takes just a few scraps. Can you see these in black and red satin with gold ribbon? Or ethnic prints with wooden beads? Thai silk? Leftover bridal fabrics?
If you look through Naoko's blog you will see some really interesting stuff. The fish-shaped waffles were a new thing for me. And I really liked how she turned a sweets tin into a sewing kit too.
Many thanks to Naoko.