Around the World Blog Hop❣ 「世界1周ブログの旅」企画に参加しています❣

My original fabric stamps
(Check out my book to make these fun stamps from your scraps!)


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Hello everyone! My name is Amy Morinaka, author of Zakka Handmades. Today is my turn on Around the World Blog Hop to share a bit about myself and my recent creations by answering four questions.

Thanks to my talented crafty friend Jennifer of Sunny in Cal for inviting me♥ Check out her blog or IG account @sunnyincal for her latest fabulous creations... You'll find lots of loveliness!

今日はいつもと趣向をかえてQ&A方式でお届けします。 手芸仲間のジェニファーさんからバトンが回ってきたので「世界1周ブログの旅」という企画に参加して4つの設問にお答えする形で進めさせていただきますね♪

素敵な大作キルト作品などを数多く手掛けるジェニファーさんのブログはこちらから→★ インスタグラム(IG) をお持ちの方は @sunnyincal もチェックしてみてくださいね❣

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1. What am I working on? 

Oh my gosh, I have waaaay too many work-in-progress stuff going on around here! Here is a  glimpse of the wips that I'm working on right now...


Linen tote


Zipper pouch making with cute bow prints




Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt Making


Sashiko Embroidery 


Flower garden granny squares made from Hiromi's awesome tutorial

アメリカ在住の手芸家 Hiromi さんの手作りレシピを参考に編み始めたお花のモチーフ編み→★

Knitting neck warmer 


Entrelac wrist warmers


Crochet flower hot pad making


Actually I may have more... but it's getting a bit embarrassing to list so many unfinished projects so I better stop here!


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2. How does my work differ from others in its genre? 

I like to add that fresh, aesthetic and happy Japanese "zakka" touch to everything I create, whether it be tote bags, patchwork projects, crochet accessories, or embroidered items... It's my passion to create something that makes me smile... and hopefully to bring smile to others who make things from my patterns or to someone who receives handmade gifts that are made from my patterns!


 Crochet doily and linen pouches


Lots of "Bento" lunch bags (project from my book)



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3. Why do I create what I do? 

I'm sure many of you will agree with me with this. I create because it's my passion. Creating with my own hands brings me a huge pleasure in my heart after a long day at work, taking care of my family, and multitasking chores. Even when I don't have time to sit down and stitch, just daydreaming about my next project makes me so fulfilled and content!

手作りをするのはとにかく楽しい❣ この一言につきると思います。たとえ忙しくて手芸する時間がとれない時でも、頭の中で次の作品を妄想しているだけでウキウキしてくるから不思議です(笑)。

Hand-carved eraser stamps

My "Cat in the house" block



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4. How does my creating process work? 

Pinterest, Google images, craft magazines and books, fun tutorials, and definitely those beautiful fabrics and yarns out there are major source of inspiration. I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by so many inspirations; all I need is more time to stitch and create! lol!  I like to carry a small notebook with me to jot down when I come up with any new ideas for my next project. Not just the outcome, but the process that comes with the crafting brings so much joy in me.


My original Airmail Zipper Pouch

 オリジナル作品 エアメールポーチ→★

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Oh and here's another wip project that I just started... I made a couple of fabric stamps recently to embellish handmade baby gifts for my newborn nephew! This is really a great way to fussy cut and use up your cute scraps (another reason to keep all your scraps!)


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Bird cage key cover


Now it's your turn❣ If you'd like to take part in this blog hop simply write a post answering these four questions:

   1. What am I working on?
     2. How does my work differ from others in its genre?
     3. Why do I write/create what I do?
     4. How does my writing/creating process work?

Thank you all so much for stopping by and reading this looooong post! I had so much fun participating :)


***Love, Amy***

Find me on Facebook (Amy Morinaka) →☆
Follow me on Instagram @chickchicksewing →★


Michelle 米雪 said...

I love all your projects! It's reassuring to know that someone else has a few works in progress... I think I've got just as many lol!

SunnyInCAL - Jenn said...

Great post! I love everything you make!!!

TammyLB said...

your book is one of the best out there- I love all your adorable projects!!


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