I have made many items from Kumiko Sudo's books, "Omiyage" and "Kokoro no Te". Both are fabulous. The pictures are beautiful and the instructions are easy to follow. The projects are mostly handsewn and small enough to take places so they are perfect for waiting rooms etc. I really like the permission she gives teachers in "Omiyage" and the lesson plans in the back of the book along with traceable patterns. "Kokoro no Te" also offers traceable patterns for beautiful small bags with beading, the tiny kimono, and the needle book shown above as well as the pansy pin that I like to make for gifts. Both books are well worth checking out!