I know you all know this already but I am not very crafty. Nevertheless I'm powerless—powerless I tell you!—whenever I'm confronted with a couple of adorable appliqués like these. Especially vintage Japanese ones, a whole category of appliqué that I wasn't even aware existed. (Is appliqué even the right term for these items?) Luckily, they only cost a quarter.
Anyway, on that note, happy weekend! Lots of excellent books, including the promised vintage kid books, over at the etsy shoppe, and more to come if I get my act together.