12. juli 2013

Zakka Handmades blog tour + giveaway


 I'm a big fan of the Japanese zakka world,
it can hardly surprise anyone....
I was very exited, when Amy Morinaka invited me
to join the Zakka Handmades blog tour.



Amy's book with 24 projects is inspiring for beginners
as well as more advanced sewers.

It's hard to choose which project to make,
but I decided to start with a rice therapy eye pilow.
The eye pillow is filled with uncooked dry rice
- you can heat it in the microwave.






You can replace the rice with beans and
add lavender buds.





I skipped the embroidery
- not because I don't like it!
....I was a lazy sewer that day, that's it.




If you like Zakka too, you have to buy this book!

...but you have a chance to win a copy of Amy's book.
All you have to do is to leave a comment to this post
by Friday July 19th. The giveaway is open internationally.

 I will announce the randon winner on July 20th.

Until then you can visit the other blogs participating
in the blog tour. There's a giveaway at every stop!

6/24/13 - Kerry verykerryberry (interview post)


6/26/13 Jeni In Color Order
6/28/13 Sachiko Tea Rose Home
7/1/13 – Amber One Shabby Chick
7/3/13 – Kristen Feeling Stitchy
7/5/13 – Hiromi Harujion Design
7/8/13 – Amy nanaCompany
7/10/13 – Lisa and Sarah A Spoonful of Sugar
7/12/13 – Mette Erleperle
7/15/13 – Sarah and Rachel Roxy Creations
7/17/13 - Anna Noodlehead


Happy Sewing!




81 kommentarer:

  1. Thank you for offering this giveaway. That book looks like it has lots of fun inside! xx debbie

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  2. The book looks great with many cute and fun pattern. Love to give a try. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  3. I love it!!!! Count me in.

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  4. I can't wait to get this book! It looks like so much fun!

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  5. This is so exciting I really love Zakka and this book looks so interesting. I will keep my fingers crossed. Thanks for this chance to win :)

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  6. uhh den gad jeg godt vinde :) elsker sådan noget, men har aldrig fået købt en bog...

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  7. Lovely givaway- the book looks beautiful! *
    (estherbleyenberg(at)gmail.com)

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  8. I would love to win that book - thanks for the chance.
    tagelaursenpiaeriksen@gmail.com

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  9. It looks so lovely - makes me happy of course I Will try to win :)

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  10. Thank you for the giveaway of this awesome book. I love these projects. Just bought Stitch Zakka and love it!

    Jacqueline Strand

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  11. Beautiful eye pillow!

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  12. love your eye pillow fabrics very lovely thanks for sharing

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  13. Very cute eye pillow. I make those sometimes with rice, but a little less quilty. They are very nice for when you need a hot compress.

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  14. I love your little eye pillow, what a great idea for sore tired eyes. The book looks fabulous, I have only just found your blog and would love the chance to win.

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  15. Cute ideas, I would love to win this book for my daughter who loves everything japanese.

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  16. I love your eye pillow, and the bird fabric you used is adorable! Where did you get it?
    Thanks for a chance to win this book.

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  17. I have to make some of these for friends. I'm just getting back into embroidery...

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  18. I'd love to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I've seen so many cute Zakka things -- I really must try some!

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  20. This book looks awesome. I would love the chance to win it. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  21. I am so excited to see this book in person - loving all the sneak peeks!

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  22. Looks like a great book!

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  23. Hvor er den fin. Det er lidt sjovt for jeg har netop gået og tænkt at jeg vil sy sådan en pude, med hørfrø og lavendel. Vi bruger dem til yoga og jeg elsker når afslappelsen finder vej til kroppen og man kan dufte lavendlerne i puden.

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  24. Anonym12.7.13

    So sweetly zakka. Love the rice pillow. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. So much fun to see all the great projects from the book! Your eye pillow is adorable!

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  26. The sheep looks so sweet!

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  27. Se ud til at være en bog efter mit lille kønne hoved ;0)
    Man kan jo altid håbe.

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  28. This book has so many fun projects,but my favorite is the "fabric bucket". I hope luck is on my side!

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  29. Thank you for this lovely giveaway and for the chance to win very nice book! Jolana

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  30. very cute sheep. Love the idea of lavender (I have plenty of those I want to use)...

    thanks for the chance to win.

    Annie (NJ)

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  31. I agree with many of the comments, I would add the lavender since I have so many plants. Such a cute projects.

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  32. This looks like a wonderful book. It would be so much fun to win a copy!

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  33. Åååååååååhhhhh, krydser fingre, arme, ben, tæer og ALT hvad ellers kan krydses, for jeg vil SÅ gerne vinde et eksemplar :o)

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  34. I love your project - it is simple and lovely!! This book has so many things that I would make for gifts... Thanks for the chance!!!

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  35. The rice bags would be so useful. Every time I see those baby booties/shoes, I know I'd love to make those. They are adorable!

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  36. All your projects are so sweet and unique. Thanks for giveaway!

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  37. What a good idea. I love the fabrics you used. So cute.

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  38. What a lovely rice pillow! I'm just learning more about Zakka and I'm loving it. So many cute items!
    I'd love to make the cute items in the book.

    Thank you and Amy for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. I love all your sweet things and of course this giveaway!

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  40. I like your version of the eye pillow--cute! New to your blog and enjoying it!

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  41. What a cool little pillow. It would make for a lovely gift. Thanks for the chance to win Amy's book in this giveaway! :)

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  42. I'd love to win this book, it looks awesome.

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  43. I would love to win this book!

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  44. I love this project and your version with some Tilda fabric. Looks really good together with the linen.

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  45. I have enjoyed seeing these projects online! Looks like a great book!

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  46. I'd love to win this book,I can see beautiful projects !!
    Good luck !

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  47. Sikke en fin lille øjenpude:) Jeg kan også godt lide zakka - og syning i det hele taget....

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  48. I love your little pillow. Thanks so much for sharing it and your thoughts about this book.

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  49. Jessi James14.7.13

    I love this! Everything is just so cute! x3 <3 Thanks for the chance to win! :D

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  50. Wow I'd love this book!! Thank you for the chance :-)

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  51. This is an awesome book - thanks for the give away!

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  52. The book is so inspiring. I'd love to make those little baby shoes. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    Lori Ann

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  53. I'd love to have a copy of this book to add to my library. There seem to be so many fun projects.

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  54. This looks like a great book!

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  55. This book sounds really inspiring!
    Thanks for this giveaway!


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  56. Den her giveaway MÅ jeg bare deltage i - bogen ser så fin og inspirerende ud, sejt at du er med i den :-) Jeg linker også lige fra min blog....ønsker dig en dejlig dag. Mange hilsener Mette

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  57. So many fabulous projects - this looks a great book!

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  58. I love the mix of beautiful fabrics, and would so love to a have a copy of this book. Many thanks.

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  59. Karen B.15.7.13

    This eye pillow idea is neat. I have made one with flax seeds. The only problem is it's easy to have it fall off (and for me lands under the bed). Once my husband lost his under the bed which is right next to the sliding glass door, and it sprouted due to the moisture from the window! I like the idea of using rice. It seems safer!

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  60. Yes, a pillow of lavender buds would be such a nice gift for someone or just for me!

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  61. What a great project. I like lavender.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. I am like you a big zakka fan. So this book would be the perfect addition to my craft book library. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

    Greetings from Germany, Claudia

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  63. I have been following this blog tour and have not seen one project that I don't love! Thank so much for reminding me that the projects can be made without the hand embroidery and still look beautiful.

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  64. I would love to win, there are some nice projects in there.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  65. Love the book! Hope to win.

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  66. Love the book.
    Thanks Bev

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  67. This looks like a great little project. I would love to win a copy of the book, thank you. :)
    lorepuckett at verizon dot net

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  68. I would like to win. I think I would like to make it all!

    bookie1510(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  69. love the eye pillow. I would love to win this book. thank you
    robindemaree at yahoo dot com

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  70. The book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  71. I love the projects from this book that I've seen so far, and your version is very lovely. I think it's great that they work with, or without embroidery!

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  72. This book looks amazing. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  73. Beautiful eye pillow. Thanks for the chance to win

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  74. Great fabric choices. Thanks for the chance to win!

    hlward500(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  75. Denne kommentar er fjernet af forfatteren.

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  76. Anonym18.7.13

    What a great project and awesome book! Hope to win! Thanks for doing a giveaway!
    smck1978(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Thanks! Sam

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  77. Oh boy would I like a copy of this book! Thank you for the opportunity and all of your inspiring works!

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  78. Anonym18.7.13

    Hej! Hej! I am here on the Zakka tour and am happy to have found a place where I might (eventually) be able to practice my Swedish. I am still learning and can tell you all about Göran Nilsson, his family, and neighbors, but nothing useful about how much I enjoyed seeing your projects. The eye pillows are sweet with or without the embroidery. Tack, Mette! ldpaulson [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  79. Anonym19.7.13

    I would love a copy of the book so may cute projects laurakam at iowatelecom dot net

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  80. Fab giveaway :-) x

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