Sunday, 16 September 2012

The End ~ Zakka Nesting Boxes

"This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end"


The Doors lyrics for 'The End' pop into my head when I think that this is the last Zakka project of the book!!  24 weeks all done.... awwwww.... 


I love Zakka.  I made a small nested box last week for the Sailor Mouth Swap and wasn't sure if I would make this style of box again -- but I did!!  And I made all three - and yay I love them and I now have Christmas containers!!!  I used more of the Moda Blitzen mini charm pack from Fat Quarterly retreat.  This Basic Grey line uses some of my favourite colours - red, aqua, grey, green... YUM!


I made a geeky/cheeky snowman for one of the side of the large box.  He's quirky and definitely not perfect - but that appeals to me!  I used fours types of linen making these nesting boxes - mostly scraps from making the other projects.  I've got Essex Linen in putty, linen in green and a cotton/linen blend in tan - plus I added a small a piece of Waterford linen in that I bought from The Village Haberdashery simply because I wanted to try it!  It is slightly thicker than the rest and lighter in colour.


I love Christmas fabric!  The binding is from the Figgy Pudding line from a few years back - I bought A LOT of it and it seems to make its way into a lot of my projects!  I still love it! 


I made the snowflake using my regular foot on the sewing machine and is the opposite side from the snowman.  This is the more 'classy' side and the snowman is the 'fun' side!  I made the smile and eyes on the snowman using techniques I learned yesterday at an Embroidery workshop with Aneela Hoey (more about that another day!).


The medium sized box has a present/wrapped gift on each side.  I used my regular foot to create these.  And there you have it - the FINAL Zakka Style Sew Along project!  My weeks won't be the same without sewing something out of linen!  I suppose I will have to concentrate on Christmas tree decorations now...


Linking to the Zakka linky party for the last time over on LR Stitched.  The post each week, the guests and the prizes have been amazing and the effort that went into everything was awesome - thank you for this sew along and thank you for giving me Zakka in my life!! 

....what shall we all do next!?
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September Finishes

16 comments:

Di said...

The boxes are absolutely fab. You have done such a great job on them. I have enjoyed watching out for your Zakka makes each week. You are very good to see the sew-a -long to the end. Di x

Deborah said...

Your boxes are SO adorable. What a fabulous job!

Gertie Pye said...

Love these boxes! I am a Blitzen fan too - I have a charm pack and a mini and really want to put together a simple quilt before Christmas.

Amy DeCesare said...

Your boxes are the perfect grand finale! That snowflake embroidery is awesome!!! Lucky you to have a gorgeous set of Christmas baskets already, and it is only September!!!

MetroQuilter said...

Love the Christmas boxes, need to know how you did that snowflake! Seriously impressive

Catherine said...

Those are fab. I particularly love the snowflake - it's one of those things that make you think I have to do that right away!

Rebecca said...

I love them! It's so fun to come up with different fabrics that compliment each other and look "Christmas-ey." The linen is so nice.

Charlotte said...

so cute!

elizabeth said...

Darling : ) I do love linen, and I love that you mixed in several colors and types. I can't wait to see what you do next!

Kay said...

These are just so lovely, it makes me want to put up my christmas tree.

Kelly said...

Very cute - but me thinks you are a little obsessed with Christmas ;-)

Cherie said...

They are super cute!! It's such a shame the book is done now! I'm sure you can make your favourite things over again =D

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Super cute!

ANudge said...

What great boxes! Love the fabric you used and awed by the embellishments you did. Thanks for linking to Applique Thursday.

Ellie Q said...

These are adorable! Definitely something to add to my (never-ending) "to-do" list!

QuiltyGirl said...

These are too cute! My LQS has some of this line, and I keep eyeing those snowmen. :)