This particular piece (fruit shortcake from page one) is one time consuming lengthy project. This is only part of it and it took me a few hours to put together. There are five more pieces to go. One ingenious little idea from the book was to use styrofoam instead of stuffing for the slices of cake.
Of course not everything that you make will turn out looking like the pictures in the book; I realized that after I stuffed this pinwheel dessert that I probably should have used styrofoam again or cardboard to keep it looking, well like it was stuffed.
And finally one of my favorite objects in the world; donuts! There is something really happy and pleasing about going into a donut shop and just staring at all the different donuts (ahh, Krispy Kreme!). Asides from tasting good the donut is eye pleasing too. It's rather unfortunate that it's taken the U.S. so long to get into felt crafts and bring over crafting books from Japan, who seems to reign supreme in the crafting arena. There are tons of books on Ebay but non-translated and expensive (about twenty-five to forty-five dollars per book).