Friday, May 11, 2012
Zakka Itty Bitty Magnets
I was a little nervous about trying the Zakka project this week after hearing so many stories about what a nightmare they were to assemble. Shockingly enough, though, I found it to be a rather enjoyable project. It definitely took a little more time and concentration -- nothing says "fun" like trying to press 1/8 inch seams -- but it was worth it. I loved picking out the fabrics and threads for this one, and figuring out how to put it all together.
My fabrics are a mix of scraps from my projects over the last few months; among them are designs by Heather Ross, Yuwa, Lizzy House, Joel Dewberry, Melody Miller, and Bonnie & Camille. For the embroidery on each magnet, I used thread from the opposite side of the color wheel as a contrast to the printed fabrics.
They make a lovely addition to my magnetic chalkboard -- one of my all-time favorite purchases from IKEA. I love to write quotes or Bible verses on here to give me a little encouragement whenever I see it. Now the magnets will add another bit of happiness to the mix.
Linking up to the Zakka Along.