Today, I have a special treat for you. I had the pleasure of shooting a little how-to video with Amy Morinaka author of Zakka Handmades: 24 Projects Sewn from Natural Fabrics to Help Organize, Adorn, and Simplify Your Life. She shows us how to make a scrap-fabric-covered STYROFOAM™ wreath. It is a great way to feature little Zakka projects, such as the ones from her book like little baby booties, Matryoshka doll key cozies, rattles and hair bows.
I am so going to make one of these little scrap-fabric wreaths with all my scraps!
More about the CPi book
Learn how to sew simple, clever things that organize your home and help with daily tasks with Zakka Handmades! These incredibly useful projects include pouches and bags, small toys and baby items, and handy kitchen accessories. Some of the author’s sewn items also incorporate simple crochet. In Japanese, zakka means “household goods,” referring to items for domestic use—tableware, kitchenware, containers of various kinds, even simple clothing. What all the items have in common is a simple, fresh, handmade aesthetic; a subtle, clever wit; and absolute usefulness and practicality.
Originally from Japan, Amy Morinaka is currently living in sunny Torrance, CA, with her husband and two girls. She is an accountant, a green-tea drinker, and a chocoholic who just loves to sew, patchwork, embroider, crochet, and more! Visit her blog at http://chickchicksewing.blogspot.com and browse her handmade goods on Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/chickchickhandmade.