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A taste of Zakka…

A couple of weeks ago I ordered Zakka Sewing by Therese Laskey and Chika Mori.  I was so thrilled when it arrived yesterday.  The projects look great and the photography is stunning…

This little basket is so cute…

And the sashiko on this tea towel is so lovely and simple.

I really love this pear motif, though I think I would prefer it on a apron.

I also ordered Lets Make Cute Stuff by Aranzi Aronzo which I have found really inspiring.  I love how animated all their designs are, yet also very naive looking.

I have been so busy this week, Daniel is on leave and the last two days I have sewed all day as I am hoping to get some things ready for an upcoming market.  The Janome is being a bit monstrous, skipping stitches, and doing other weird things.  I am so looking forward to when I can get my dream machine, The Bernina.  Hopefully I’ll have a load of completed softies to show off later in the week.



11 thoughts on “A taste of Zakka…

  1. That looks like a wonderful book! I love those kind of books, the photography is stunning. I’m looking forward to see what you are going to make from it.

  2. I have the Zakka book and really love it. I’ve made the little basket (it was the first thing to catch my eye). It is deceptively small though (but obviously you can enlarge the template…..). I also love the bird applique cushion, but from what I’ve just read on your blog, you’re probably going to give that one a miss!

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