Friday, 27 July 2012

Zakka sewing

It's been weeks and weeks since I made anything from the Zakka Style book, there have been a few of the projects that I have really wanted to make, and I always planned to make them along with everyone else doing the Zakka Style Sew Along, but time is an elusive thing just now, with school holidays and a mental puppy who although almost fully recovered, is not allowed out for proper walks. Fortunately the weather has dried up, and although we're not baking like the rest of the UK seems to be, the kids can get outside to play- yipee! :)
Today I really wanted to make something. It had to be quick and easy and I had to have all the supplies I needed within easy reach. I managed to make a large version of the Delightful Linen Bag.

I used some Essex linen, some teeny tiny Liberty scraps that I just couldn't bear to throw away, and a handmade lace handkerchief that my Great-Great Aunt made. I absolutely LOVED making this! I really love finding a use for things that other might throw away, and I think these fabric are just so pretty together.
I'm going to use it to keep my small quilting rulers safe (and easy to find!) and other bits and bobs that have no home at the moment :)

I got some lovely mail the other day, from the very lovely Helen and Archie. Helen has been very very busy. You may have seen this fantastic thread catcher turn up on some other blogs. Isn't it brilliant? She also sent some retro charms for my hexagon quilt, and the lovely Archie sent my little Murphy some tasty biscuits (not pictured because Murphy went crazy for them and persuaded me that they were medicinal and would aid his recovery ;) Thankyou so much Helen, you are very sweet and kind.

That's all for now, I'm off to organise myself for a sewing day on Sunday at the lovely Jo from Bearpaw's shop! I'm so excited to be getting a sewing day with some lovely girls, with a bit of shopping too! I have somehow volunteered to do a quilting demonstration - not sure why because I'm only just learning how to FMQ. Don't tell any of the others, but I'm going to make it an interactive demonstration, and see if they will help me quilt the Do Good Stitches quilt for Project Linus :)

Have a great weekend!
Fiona x


  1. Great make! It's so much fun using stuff you already have without going shopping. I hope you have fun at Jo's too. I ordered some fabric from her online this week. I think I'd be buying like mad if I got in her shop for real! Great package of goodies from Helen and Archie have admired those thread catchers when I've seen them on other blogs - useful too!

  2. I love your ruler tidy - what a great idea! I'm so glad you like the charms and the thread catcher and Archie is pleased that Murphy likes the biscuits - he's always happy to be a biscuit enabler ;o) Have a wonderful time at Jo's!

  3. Love your ruler tidy! So lovely to see the different fabrics all work together so beautifully :-)
    As for interactive.... lol

  4. Interactive, hmm, spring that on us didn't you? ;o)

    Love the wee bag anyway, I've not managed to pick the book up in weeks, but seeing these pop up has inspired me...

  5. Great idea for Sunday! Make 'em work! Love your lace pouch Fi, so pretty and meaningful too. Sounds like you're getting our kind of weather. No baking hot temps here! Jxo

  6. Lovely make - and so jealous of your Sunday jolly - enjoy xxx

  7. Sweet pouch! Glad you enjoyed it so much!

  8. I really love that little pouch, the lace and the liberty fabrics are beautiful. And such a nice present from Helen.

  9. I've missed all your excitement lately - poor wee Murphy! Puppies will eat anything, no? I hope he's still improving, the wee scone.

    I love your ruler pouch: linen and lace are a lovely combo. And I've just ran and packed my quilting gloves so I'm good for some FMQing tomorrow! Sneaky wench.

  10. Your Zakka pouch is the perfect project for Liberty scraps! You will SO enjoy using this!

  11. Hi, just found your site and I'm loving browsing through the archives,love the little pouch! Always nice to discover another Scottish crafty blogger!


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