My daughter Gianna has caught the sewing bug! Her first project was a pillow and now she has decided to make a little cosmetics pouch.
I checked out several sewing books from the library and one that I particularly love is I Heart Patchwork: 21 Irresistible Zakka Projects to Sew by Rashida Coleman-Hale. From this book, I learned that Zakka is "...an aesthetic and design style, mainly folcused on household items that enhance one's environment...A lot of handmade Zakka is created with linen and has an organic look." (Page 7)
When Gianna came to me a few days ago asking to start a new project, I had her look through the library books to see if anything interested her. She chose the cosmetics pouch out of the I Heart Patchwork book.
Here are the fabrics she chose:
I had to help her cut the pieces out since she has no experience with a rotary cutter and she was really having trouble with it. I think maybe I'll see if she wants to work on an improv log cabin quilt, like my kitchen mat, to get some experience when precision isn't important.
I love the colors and fabrics she chose. The pouch in the book uses a natural linen where Gianna chose solid purple. Which means....more linen for me! Yay!
Yes, the project is beyond her experience, but that certainly hasn't deterred her. That's my girl!
Since we have just enough linen for another one of these little cosmetics pouches, I'm going to make one.
I think I will use bright solids - maybe all purples - instead of prints.
Are your kids interested in your passions?