A zakka afternoon


Today was a nice day for doing some zakka sewing from this cute japanese craft site. Those two tiny totes are actually cozies for my little phone that I made from this pattern. This zakka love is growing on me and now I can't wait to make this cafe apron pictured below:


  

and this embroidered gingham book cover



Image from Fujix
or this patchwork bag


Image from Fujix

Hmmm, too many zakkas, too little time?

I also stumbled on the cutest japanese novelty/zakka shoppe in the entire galaxy. You'd enjoy browsing this little shop even if you don't know nary a Japanese word. The Curly Collection shop sells insanely cute and sweet retro goodies such as these :







Images from Curly Connection

Meanwhile, have a look at Jojoebi Design's lovely blog and Etsy shop. Her shop is stocked with handmade baby stuff and cute japanese items such as bento making kits, japanese fabric packs and more. She is also a Montessori mum and she has great tips and tutorials on how to raise brainy kiddos. And oh, she also has a cool giveaway in her blog. Do check it out!

Comments

  1. Thank you!
    You have lots of cute things on here, if only I can drag myself away from the computer and do some work...

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  2. Your zakka inspired pouches are just lovely Christy!Love your photo styling. Thanks for the link to the Japanese site - lots of inspiration there!!

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  3. I love all the Japanese Craft Books -especially the ones with patchwork bags! I wonder why more USA publishers don't give us craft books like them!?! Skipping below- I printed out the pattern for the bear- I might just try it!I too love Marie Claire!

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  4. Thanks so much for the links. Loved the Etsy shop, was a great find!

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  5. why oh why oh why can't that site be in full english!!!!!!!! Oh it is just the cutest thing ever! I have some Japanese craft books. I was going to see if my brother could translate for me :)

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  6. There is some cute stuff for sale in the zakka shoppe. I love the heart shape tin, and I like the little bunny button too! x

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  7. Cool zacca stitching Christy!..love the vintage images and the bowl of buttons! Enjoy your weekend Gxox

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  8. This is great! Just got back from Hong Kong and Japan - they truly know cute! I am linking this page to my site! Thx, Andy

    www.msslippers.com

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