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zakkaArt
Singapore
Mommy to three. Loves everything about zakka and patchwork.
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So here's the bonus block for our #handsewpatchwork sew-a-long! It's called Flower's Dream and it's a really pretty block. Initially I was quite hesitant to include this block because it looks difficult to sew! I was afraid there will be a lot of unpicking and frustrations. But it turned out... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at zakkaArt
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This is a zipper pouch I made last week out of frustration for handsewing all week long. I thought it looks kawaii (cute). Great for stationery and small sewing stuff. And just in time for Valentine's day too! It has six hearts in all different colors. Like a rainbow. All... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at zakkaArt
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The long holiday season is finally over and I'm back trying to catch up with this sew-a-long! Is everyone still handsewing with me or thinking if you should start hand sewing for this new year? Well, there's no better time to continue or start right now!^_^ This block is the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at zakkaArt
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Hello there! I hope everyone is enjoying the cool and merry season. Sorry there was a long break to this #handsewpatchwork sew-a-long. After we came back from a short holiday in Taiwan, my kids took turns to fall sick. Two weeks of sleepless nights is no fun at all! While... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at zakkaArt
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I have forgotten when I started making key ring pouches. When I first saw a picture of it in a Japanese magazine, I scampered to search online for the circular key ring. It fascinated me because I wanted to try hand sewing something new. So I grabbed a recycled paper... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at zakkaArt
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A few more pictures of this huggy basket other than those I showed on IG... I thought I was crazy to decide to sew this entirely (from patchwork to quilting to binding) by hand given only three days to complete it. But when I finished the last stitch, I was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at zakkaArt
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"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. I have been wanting to make a mini quilt with houses for so long but I never did. Now I'm regretting that I haven't done it earlier! The house patchwork... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at zakkaArt
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There are many things I love and dislike about this block. Love because: - it gives me so much satisfaction after completing it. - the beautiful joyful colours. - the eyelet lace I chose (because there's no other low volume fabric suitable enough) - old technique (appliqué) I'm picking up... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at zakkaArt
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Because we live in Singapore, it's a pity we do not get any chance to experience four seasons. We get summer all year long. But if you ask me about my favourite season, I will say it's autumn without batting an eyelid. The cool weather and the beautiful colours of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at zakkaArt
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How I love this week's block! It's not tricky at all for sewing (no curves or appliqué, only end-to-end stitches) and I had fun piecing them like a tangram or jigsaw! Download Template 12 Card Trick Cut the templates out. It's very easy. For each coloured fabric, cut two big... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at zakkaArt
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I think this week's block is my new love with my favourite fabrics. It's so bright and cheerful! There are only a few pictures for this block because the steps are repetitive. It's an easy block with only curves to handle. The rest are just sewing from end-to-end. Refer to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at zakkaArt
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Have anyone tried hand sewing your zipper pouch? I certainly hope so! I can't wait to see everyone's pretty pouches! This week's block has been kinda hard on me. I admit it requires a little more patience. From matching of fabrics to sewing the pieces together. Oh well, if you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at zakkaArt
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Seriously, I was quite apprehensive to suggest hand sewing a zipper pouch for our #handsewpatchwork sew-a-long. The last time I entirely hand sew a zipper pouch was years ago. That was before I bought my first sewing machine. I always think whoever invented the sewing machine must be a genius.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at zakkaArt
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*If you are following my IG, you may have known that I have been dealing with migraine for the past week. Migraine is awful because I just simply can't get anything done. Sorry I have to delay the tutorial post for the zipper pouch. I'm still working on it. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at zakkaArt
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*I have never imagined we will go this far for #handsewpatchwork. It's really amazing how social media can bring people who are all so far apart to be doing something together. I know there are many of you out there joining this hand sewing journey quietly behind the computers. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at zakkaArt
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With leftover scraps from Rise & Shine mini quilt, I had planned to make another mini one with the scrap fabrics. The most perfect pattern would be the Cheerios mini quilt, also by Thimbleblossoms! It's a free pattern published at Love Quilting Magazine May Issue 8 (yes, i'm a digital... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at zakkaArt
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*Sorry for this late post! I'm a week late to post this block due to some hiccups in my daily routine last week. Nevertheless, this week's block should be not too difficult to complete!* *edit: I did not realise my patchwork (pink petal) is dirtied by dirty iron until I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at zakkaArt
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Yoyos are my favourite. They are easy to sew and therapeutic too. Especially when you need some peaceful moments to yourself. I needed something pretty to occupy the empty space on the wall today. Something nice to look at. So I took out the ribbon block (from #handsewpatchwork sew-a-long) which... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at zakkaArt
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This week's block is another easy one that's fast to sew. It's pretty Ribbon! I took about the same time to sew this as the Bow-Tie block. Because I have received many mails saying that the previous block Basket is a little more difficult to make especially the hand appliqué... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at zakkaArt
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I'm in love with this week's block. It's Basket. Well, I know I say that for every block! But this block is special, because this is one of the first block I tried when I first starting patchworking. It looks difficult but it's really not. Imagine flowers in this basket... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at zakkaArt
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Here is block 4 of our #handsewpatchwork sew-a-long! It's Heart. Have I been making too many heart-shaped sewing lately...? I have received a few mails saying that some of you are experiencing problems dealing with the Y-seam in the last block. It's actually really very straight forward! It goes like... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2014 at zakkaArt
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Here is another WIP I finally completed. It's a key purse with zipper compartment. The fabric is very adorable with russian dolls, deers, owls, squirrels, birds...! I bought it years ago and after sharing with many online friends, I only have a very small piece left. So precious! I think... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at zakkaArt
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*Note: The pictures are taken on a rainy day so if they are not clear, please email for clearer explanations. Thank you. I think this is a block everyone must trying making. I'll tell you why: 1. It only has two paper templates and five fabric templates. 2. It's so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at zakkaArt
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That day I took out all my WIP and stared at them for a long time. And this lone patchwork block caught my eye. It was crumbled and looked lonely. So I thought of turning it to a normal zipper pouch which I usually will make. My daughter skipped into... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at zakkaArt
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Thank you everyone for spreading the word about this sew-a-long! I have received a number of sweet emails and they made me very happy! One of the nicest lady wrote about how this sew-a-long reminds her of her beloved late granny who used to handsew all the quilts for her... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at zakkaArt