‘Zakka Home’ Blog Tour

‘Zakka Home’ Blog Tour

A big warm welcome to everyone following Sedef’s blog tour for her gorgeous new book, Zakka Home! It was such a pleasure joining the tour for her first book, Quilt Petite (you can read all about it HERE). So I was extremely honoured when I was asked to join in again. How lucky am I?

As soon as my copy arrived from Tuva Publishing, I dove straight into the beautiful pages, trying to decide what to make first. With 19 pretty projects, it was difficult choosing!

I decided to pull some of my favourite fabrics, which include a mix of Sevenberry and Tilda prints. Don’t they work well together?

I had some lavender leftover here from a local farm, which I had used to make some simple lavender pouches. So I just knew that I had to sew the ‘House Lavender Sachets’ on page 33.

I was thinking ahead for Christmas and decided to sew four of them for sweet little stocking stuffer gifts for family. They’re so practical but pretty too, and super easy to sew.

I love how they turned out!

Then of course another project caught my eye. I just had to make the ‘Armchair Caddy’ from page 23 because (if I am perfectly honest) I wanted to sew something I could keep just for myself!

I had recently purchased this pretty, pink, fat quarter of ‘Prairie Dot Serene’ from Amy Sinibaldi’s ‘Dollhouse’ fabric range at Dolly Henry. Now seemed like the right time to use it! I just love the little framed flowers and mushrooms. So cute!

The armchair caddy was another quick and easy sew, and an absolute pleasure to make. I think I’ll try the bento bag or peg bag next. There’s also a kitchen towel, cushion, trivet, keyrings, wall art, bag, pincushion and more.

I like this book because the layout is lovely and the projects are straightforward and designed for sewists of all levels. I love Sedef’s ‘give it a go’ attitude too. I also enjoy encouraging others to try something new or give it a go. In fact, it was the focus behind my book, Pretty Handmades. So it’s wonderful to support a self-taught sewist like Sedef who always loves to inspire others as they follow their own creative journeys too.

The Zakka Home blog tour has only just started so be sure to check in and visit the upcoming designers and makers, to see what they have created too. The line up is simply amazing! Tomorrow you can visit my lovely friend Sarah from Piccolo Studio. I can’t wait to see what she creates.

22 October – Sedef Imer – Down Grapevine Lane – @downgrapevinelane
23 October – Jemima Flendt – Tied With A Ribbon – @tiedwitharibbon
24 October – Minki Kim – Minki’s Work Table – @zeriano
25 October – Jane Davidson – Quilt Jane – @quiltjane
26 October – Elizabeth Chappell – Quilters Candy Box – @quilterscandybox
27 October – Lauren Wright – Molly and Mama – @mollyandmama
28 October – Sarah Scott – Piccolo Studio – @piccolostudio_sarah
29 October – Alyce Blyth – Blossom Heart Quilts – @blossomheartquilts
30 October – Emily Dennis – Quilty Love – @emily_dennis_
31 October – Sharon Burgess – Lilabelle Lane Creations – @lilabellelane
1 November – Wynn Tan – Zakka Art – @zakkaArt
2 November – Amanda Woodruff – A Crafty Fox – @a.crafty.fox
4 November – Samantha Dorn – Aqua Paisley Studio – @aqua_paisley
5 November – Love Patchwork & Quilting – @lovequiltingmag
6 November – Kate May – The Homemakery – @thehomemakery
7 November – Ayda Algin – Cafe Nohut – @cafenohut
8 November  – Faith Essenburg – Sarana Ave – @faithessenburg
9 November – Nadra Ridgeway – Ellis & Higgs – @ellisandhiggs
10 November – Fat Quarter Shop – @fatquartershop
11 November – Laura Cunningham – @laura_zuckerkuss
12 November – Bev McCullough – Flamingo Toes – @flamingotoes
13 November – Amy Smart – Diary of a Quilter – @diaryofaquilter
14 November – Riley Blake Designs – @rileyblakedesigns
15 November – Michelle Hickson – @coleandtaffy
16 November – Christopher Thompson – The Tattooed Quilter – @the_tattooed_quilter
17 November – Ange Hamilton – A Little Patchwork – @alittlepatchwork
18 November –  Sedef Imer – Down Grapevine Lane – @downgrapevinelane


Thanks for stopping by. Stay a little longer to check out my free tutorials, or store, if you like. Enjoy!

Happy stitching, Lauren x

This post was written by Lauren Wright and appeared first on Molly and Mama http://www.MollyandMama.com.au









  • by Kay
    Posted 27 October 2018 8:34 pm 0Likes

    I really like the lavender houses, I need something just them for stocking fillers. x

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 9 November 2018 12:15 pm 0Likes

      Thanks Kay. They’re great for Christmas!

  • by Sarah Scott
    Posted 28 October 2018 6:57 pm 0Likes

    Lauren your photos are simply stunning! Such a beautiful post to read and enjoy x

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 30 October 2018 12:02 am 0Likes

      Thank you Sarah. You’re so kind!

  • by Alyce {Blossom Heart Quilts}
    Posted 30 October 2018 12:40 am 0Likes

    Oh those buttons – the spool and thimble – are so cute!!

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 9 November 2018 12:16 pm 0Likes

      Aren’t they sweet Alyce? So lovely!

  • by Glenis Ebbett
    Posted 3 November 2018 5:14 am 0Likes

    Your sewing is just gorgeous and as always stunning..the pale pink and denim is the perfect colourway . Really love seeing what you make.

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 9 November 2018 12:25 pm 0Likes

      Thank you Glenis. I really appreciate the feedback!

  • by Susan
    Posted 15 December 2018 3:34 pm 0Likes

    I love the lavender houses and the over the arm sewing organizer. You have a pair of gray scissors pictured with the lavender bowl and the picture under it. Where did you get those? I have a vast small scissors collection and have never seen anything like them, so now I want the book, AND the scissors! LOL

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 15 December 2018 4:50 pm 0Likes

      Thank you Susan. The grey scissors were a gift, so I am not sure where they were from, sorry. Sedef’s book is lovely and I really recommend it!

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