Did you have a May Day holiday wherever you are yesterday? May 1st was Labour Day over here and it was a public holiday so I had a little break. I love mid-week breaks. It divides the hectic week into two bite-size two-day pieces. Before you know it, it’s Friday again! =)
So my plan for May is to just blog about handmade zakka. Zakka in Japanese is 雑貨 which just means a mix of many things/goods (literally) but for most of us it means household or daily goods. So handmade Zakka is just hand crafted household/daily goods. Since the word and movement originated from Japan, it’s easy to associate the word with cute, stylish or minimalistic goods (though not all of the adjectives may apply in one single item).
This month I will bring back some of the free pattern links to Japanese sites since most of the free patterns are zakka related. I will also feature fabrics used for handicrafts and zakka. There is also going to be a guest blogger (my first! yay! :P), pattern translations, giveaways… So it is really something for everybody this month. If you have only been sewing garments, it’s time to try something new!