Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Scratching my Head WIP

At the pattern that is! 

Last year, during the Zakka Style Sew Along, I found the book's instructions to be a bit light on diagrams and clear explanations. So today when I started my first project for the Zakka 2.0 SAL I was expecting a little angst.

I honestly thought Ayumi's instructions would be clear but by Step 4 I was scratching my head and messaging Alyce frantically (she made the project last week and is more conceptually aware than I). Thankfully she checked my work and corrected my mistake.
got through the crux of the patterns and am currently up to Step 6. Phew!

 Maybe it was my lack of committment. I really wanted to spend the day outside in the sunshine sewing rye grass but I need to get some projects done before the end of the month. A two week school holiday break begins at the end of this week and we have house guests for most of the time.

Whilst sewing I did get to start watching a great new Australian drama on the ABC called 'The Time of Our Lives'. It stars Claudia Karvan, Justine Clarke (I can so relate to her character), Shane Jacobsen and  Stephen Curry. It made up for the lack of 'Silent Witness' after the 2013 season finished with a shock.

This Month's  Sewing  Stats

Completed projects  - May QCA Bee #1 block for Gemma
                                                   June QCA Bee #1 block for Kelly

Currently in progress -  Zakka Tea Bag pouch
                                                  Lorax Quilt top
                                                  Dr Seuss Quilt top
Yet to start  -    'And Sew On' May block
                                 'And Sew On' June block
                                  Wombat Stew June block for Ms Midge

Linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.


  1. I looked at the pictures and it didn't make sense to me but I see you are making the tea bag pouch :-)

  2. I haven't tried any of the new Zakka projects, and I miss Silent Witness already too:(

  3. I find myself second, third and fourth guessing some instructions! lol. I must look up TIme of our lives to see if I can watch the first episode!

  4. visiting you for the first time from WIP wednesday. I have to agree re instructions. Some patterns are so hideous to follow that I give up and resell the pattern. Too much for my tiny brain

  5. Glad you were able to get it sorted out with Alyce's help!

    Ooh I missed the first episode of The Time of Our Lives but it did look interesting!


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