Friday, June 29, 2012

More Zakka

Sometimes, when I'm surrounded by lots of bigger projects that I'm not motivated to work on, I'll do a one sit project. You know, the kind that you can cut, sew and finish in a couple of hours. I thought that the organizer from the Zakka Style book would be just that. In fact, it took many, many sits, way too much frogging, and was a little frustrating. I got it to this stage:

but realized I hated the binding, and the zipper I wasn't fond of either.

It sat for a few weeks. Then, in a burst of "I want to finish something", I ripped out the binding and zipper, and started fresh. This is the final version. I'm so much happier with it. So much, that I'm considering making another. (I think, next time, I won't use linen for every. stinking. piece. Those sides are thick!)

The potholder project, on the other had, was definitely a one sitter. I've been saving this Japanese veggie linen fat quarter for over a year, waiting for the right project. Love. I made it a tad bigger than the pattern, because I could, and chose only to feature the veggie fabric and one strip of linen, again, because I could. The back has pockets to slide your hands in, but I may just use it as a hot pad. So cute! So Zakka! In keeping with the Japanese theme, I've got a tiny slip of sushi fabric that I've been hoarding ~ it might makes it's way into another potholder!

If you don't have the book yet, look on my side bar and click on over to Amazon and check it out. I really think you'll like it!


aksherry said...

Love your organizer and potholder. Quick projects sure are nice!

Kristy QP said...

The new binding on the organiser is perfect. Well done for persisting - from what I'ved read that's one of the tougher Zakka projects!

Emily said...

I love this! I've thought of making my own, but ... everyone seems to have challenges with it. :) Yours turned out really nicely though! :) Great work!