I have to show you these terrific photos from the new Marie Claire Idees magazine (March 2006 issue). If you're not familiar with this magazine, you may want to locate it; it's such a terrific resource for inspiration and ideas. I finally quit trying to track down individual issues on the newsstands and subscribed, which you can do via Amazon quite easily. It's published four times a year and has various articles and photo spreads focused primarily on crafts but also covering fashion, travel, food, beauty, and selections of new products. I should point out that it's all written in French, but if you're already buying and looking at Japanese craft books you're familiar with interpreting via photos and drawn instructions. Directions for most items are given in the back of the magazine. And I hope I don't get into trouble for posting these photos; I just want you to see what an amazing resource this is. It's one of those publications that just keeps getting better; after more than three years of reading it I still love every issue.