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.

5 comments:

  1. I have to say that, with your fabric selection and fussy cutting, these are my favourite magnets on the Flickr page Heidi. Wanna swap? So glad it wasn't traumatic but fun.

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  2. Yours turned out darling, and love your post about them.

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