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May is Handmade Zakka month!

May 2, 2013

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!


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  • Reply cathy voight May 2, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Can’t wait!

  • Reply janet May 2, 2013 at 10:27 am

    yay! I’m so excited! I just bought a zakka project book from kinokuniya, so the timing’s perfect. I’ll definitely try out a project this month.

  • Reply Rebecca May 2, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Sounds great! And a nice change for a while 🙂 I’ll be watching.

  • Reply Maria May 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Where could buy this book for May zakka? I think it is beautiful.Your blog is wonderful.

  • Reply Chandra May 2, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Sweet! Looking forward to a great month.

  • Reply Cindy May 2, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Yay! Can’t wait to see everything 🙂


  • Reply Vesna May 2, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    I’m looking forward to this month. I like sewing items like these.


  • Reply Jayne May 2, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    I’m looking forward to your zakka posts 🙂

  • Reply ELENA May 2, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    That sounds great. Can’t wait to see your next posts 😀

  • Reply Mimsy Borogove May 3, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Looking forward to it! Thanks.

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