- Where's my book !?! Review by Linda Stokes
Okay, I just saw the info about this book, I fell in love, ordered it, looked in the mailbox and it's not there. Darn, have to wait till it gets here. How I wish it would just appear in the mail box as soon as I pay for it! Will do a real review when it arrives. Can't wait to do the button calendar.
(Posted on 12/3/10)
- Irresitible is right! Review by Susan Bleiweiss
Loosely translated Zakka means "miscellaneous goods" but as the author talks about in her introduction it has really grown into it''s own aesthetic design style that''s focussed on everything from household items to personal accessories. And that''s exactly what you''ll find plenty of in this book: 21 very fun and engaging projects to sew that are suitable for just about any skill level. Directions for each project are clearly written and easy to follow and you''ll also find some helpful diagrams and illustrations to accompany a lot of them. You''ll find a wide variety of projects in this book ranging from personal accesories like the cosmetic bag, pencil case, patchwork bordered apron and fold up eco bag; household items like placemats, kitchen towels, table runner, utensil basket and coasters and things for your sewing room that include a pincushion, sewing machine cover and a travel sewing kit. The author uses linen combined with cotton patchwork for all of her examples but any of these projects would be equally as charming done in cotton or even denim. Whether you''re a beginner or experienced sewer you''ll enjoy the projects in this book.
(Posted on 12/31/09)