the title of this wonderful japanese craft book is 'for sweet baby: hand made gifts." it's full of perfect handmade gifts for a new baby that are easy to make. what's special about this book is that it includes a wide variety of projects, from sewing, embroidery, applique, and handmade rubber stamps. projects include: hand sewn fabric baby shoes, bibs, a baby blanket, diaper bag, diaper case, baby bottle case, baby hat, cushion, covered hanger, adorable stuffed toys, a bug mobile with felt balls, rabbits and mice stuffed animals, soft building blocks, a polar bear backpack for kids, embroidery patterns and embellishment ideas for baby clothes, and rubber stamp patterns and instructions. all written instructions are in japanese, although there are clear diagrams and pictures showing the construction process. this book is geared for beginners, and has step by step photos that show how to sew on a button, insert a zipper, and several different basic hand sewing stitches. that being said, since it's in japanese, you would probably be better off if you had some basic sewing skills, and then the photos and diagrams would be easy to understand and interpret.