C&T Publishing sent me an ebook copy of Diary in Stitches by Minki Kim to Review. This came about the time I got all those other quilt books to review and let me tell you, for me, this book was the stand out and one I most wanted to get.
This book is said to be Zakka style. I didn’t know what the heck that meant so I checked it out. According to Google: “(from the Japanese ‘kak-ka in de zak-ka’（閣下 雑貨）or ‘many things’) is a fashion and design phenomenon that has spread from Japan throughout Asia. The term refers to everything and anything that improves your home, life and appearance.”
I could classify this as Zakka for sure. The little projects in the book are so cute and even me, the non-putzy girl, would like to give some of these a try.
I’ll be honest…I wasn’t very impressed with C&T’s website. They didn’t provide many pictures for me to show off the book to you. I ended up googling around to try to find a few for you…but still no luck. Any of the projects that they did show are not the ones I was attracted too. BUMMER for all of you. I guess that puts the pressure on me to try to make one of those cute ones so I can show it to you!!
The projects did “make me smile” like the back cover says.
I ended up bringing the book up on my computer and then taking a couple pictures of some of my favorite projects.
I sewing machine cover….
an illustration that could be a wall hanging….
I ended up liking the book so much that I ended up on a goose chase on the internet and found out she did another book…This one….
This one had projects I loved too.
What a cute basket….
I love the bag with the typewriter….
The sewing machine pincushion…TOTALLY ADORABLE!!!
You can find the author’s blog here.