I am sure you've all heard of this great book, Zakka Handmades by now. The author of this book, Amy Morinaka of Chick Chick Sewing, has been a very good blog friend of mine for years. I was absolutely thrilled to hear that she was putting together a book! Knowing how lovely her projects are, I knew her book would be full of cute, lovely, and useful zakka projects, and I was so right :) You can pretty much tell that from the cover of the book. Cute overload!
There are many great projects for home in this book that I would love to make, but my favorite projects are these irresistibly cute baby projects! This book came out right around the time my baby girl was born, so it was waiting for me when I came back to my apartment in Tokyo with her for the first time. What a thrill it was to see all the cute projects. Now that my girl is old enough to play with toys, I want to make this soft ring toy for her especially the bunny version! Amy, thanks for writing such a lovely book. It is just as lovely and sweet as you!
These are a few of hexagon pouches I made for friends last year! (I am so behind! Trying to catch up here!) I made many of them, but these are the ones I didn't forget to photograph before gifting. I truly enjoyed making every one of them. The great pattern is in a Japanese book, From Quilter's Studio, by Kumiko Fujita. (The only place I know you can locate the book is Etsy here.)
Hope you are staying warm!