Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Zakka Manual Wood Carving Hobbyhorse

Happy Thursday dear friends! Today I really got something happy to share with you! If you want to know what it is, continue read it.  lol

For a majority of us, the childhood would be the most happy and carefree time in one’s life. At that time, we do not need to worry about the exam, the work and some other annoyance. All we need is to enjoy the prime time and grow happily! In the memory of most people, the rocking hobbyhorse is one of the significant items. (PS, in the previous post, there is a post about rocking chair, you can click here to review it)

The rocking hobbyhorse as the great company of children provides a lot fun to us. When sits on it, the whole world is just full of happy. All we can hear is the sweet laugher of the kids. It seems that the rocking hobbyhorse has magic power that can please us a lot!

Inspired by this sweet and happy item in childhood, the artisan made this zakka wood rocking hobbyhorse. Although, you can not sit on it, you can recall the sweet memory. It can not only give you sweet memory but also offer a decoration for the space. Cool!

There are two sizes for it: big and small. You can choose as you like. Hope you can like it and hope it can bring a sweet memory in bustle life.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Touch the Time with Hourglass

Hello guys! Welcome to a new day and welcome to the new sharing of zakkatalk bog! Today I would like to share a set of hourglasses with you.

In order to better introduce it, I searched online and find some easy-to-read introduction. Generally the hourglass also refers to sandglass, sand clock, sand timer. It can measure the passage of the time probably a few minutes or an hour. The hourglass usually has two connected vertical glass bulbs allowing a regulated trickle of material from the top to the bottom. The moment when the top bulb is empty, it can be inverted to begin timing again.

The set if hourglass is made of quality glasses and gravel with special process. The fine material made the foundation to the high quality of the zakka hourglass.

It can use to timing 30 minutes when the top bulb is empty. If you still want to timing, just invert the hourglass. It is about 20 cm high and with 8 cm diameter for the bulb.

To add to more sweet touch to the hourglass, there are five colors for the sand. The colors available are white, pink, blue, yellow, and purple. 

Use it to timing for cooking or board games. It would be fun and helpful. Meanwhile, maybe sometimes, you feel bored, just simply watching the sand trickle and touch the passage of time directly. Recall the happy times in mind and put yourself up ready for the challenge as well as splendor in life!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Zakka Tote Kawaii Bag

A new week comes here! Amy wishes you all make a good start of the week. Well, on the weekend, I spend some pretty nice time with my friend cathy. We shopping, we eating gourmet and what’s most important we had fun!

I always hope you all can have fun in life, and especially the zakka items that I shared on the blog can add some fun and cute touch to your life. I am happy to see it if you liked them. Feel free to let me know.

Today I would like to share a zakka tote kawaii bag that I found on Etsy. This bag is handmade by the owner. It is used of panel fabric. On the both side of the bag, there is a print. On one side it is print with castle and on the other side it is a house with trees beside it. The prints feature in simple lines and pop colors. So the whole feeling for the zakka bag is fashion and modern!

It is about 38cm×30cm in size. So there is no worry in the storage of the bag. You can go out with it for shopping or go to supermarket. It should be point out that there is no interfacing in the bag. There is just one layer inside the bag. Hope you will like it:)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

How to Make Layered Felt Flower

Hello guys, a happy Friday to you all! As I have talked about before, zakka may be small and easy to make, while the charm of it is that it can bring beauty and improvement to our life. Today I would like to share an easy made zakka with you all: layered felted flower.

I found this tutorial at creationsbykara. It is really fun and simple. The most important is: it is cute!

First of all, take a look at some of the materials needed. They are felt, sturdy thread and needle, scissors, and tiny beads. These materials can be get prepared easily!

Then here comes the instructions:
1.      Cut a tiny little round-like shape. It would be much cuter if it is not so perfect circles, do not worry to make a pattern.
2.      Take the first piece cut before as a guide to cut the second layer slightly bigger.
3.      Repeat the process till you have the size of flower you want.
4.      Stack all the pieces together and sew them with the thread and tiny beads to add some bead touch. 
Here is the step by step picture!

With these easy steps you get a cute zakka felt layered flower! You can use it as a brooch or hair clip or the like. Just make with your own creativity! Make this lovely flower for a friend this weekend :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Zakka Nautical Keychain Key Holder

Hello Wednesday! Does any body love the zakka fabric basket that I shared yesterday? I hope so, if not, hmm… I guess I need more efforts to share more interesting and exciting zakka items with you in the coming days.

I found this zakka item on etsy and I guess you may like it, because you may need it for your keys. Yes, it is a nautical anchor unisex leather keychain key holder. I remember well that I have shared this kind of zakka before. And when I check it, I found it is a coincidence that it is also shared on Wednesday! If you want to review it, you can simply click here.

The white and deep blue stripes make it full of nautical feeling. There is also a small anchor charm. It is just unisex, both men and women will like the style. The key chain can help decorate your keys for home or you can match it with your key for your car as the picture shows. 

It is just very small, very simple and yet it is useful! Try it to decorate your keys to have a bright feeling. Enjoy!

(please note that the pictures are from etsy sound of home shop)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Zakka Woven Willow Basket

Hello dear readers, do you enjoy the last post about the vintage zakka rocking chair? Today the item going to share has something in common with it. It is also wood product. The difference lies in that the item is weaved by willow.

The woven basket shows a idyllic feeling. The willow twig has been gone through special process which may ensure that it will not have hemiparasite. With the smart wovenship by the craftman, the woven basket is nice is detail.

In addition to add some more sweet touch to the basket, there is a fabric inside liner for the basket. The light blue fabric with white little dots makes it just fresh and pretty.

There are two sizes for the basket, the big one is about 30cm*24cm*13cm and the small one is 24cm*18cm*12cm. You can choose the size as you like.

The basket can help you make storage for some clutter in life, for example, the magazines, clothes and etc. Also you can also make it as a flower basket as showed in the picture. Just make use of it with your originality.

Hope you can like it. What’s more I sincerely hope the zakka I shared can make your life better and more beautiful!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Vintage Red Zakka Rocking Chair

Happy Monday! It comes to the start of the new week again! How was your weekend? In weekend what would you usually do? Maybe you would go out for a travel or shopping? I guess there would be still many people would just stay at home with your loved ones or family just relaxing yourself. No matter what your choice is, always be happy is the key.

Today I would like to share with you all a wood zakka vintage chair. It looks so relaxing and cute. That’s the reason I like it so much! Just imagine, if you got a busy and tired work for a day, and when you looked at this lovely wood chair, you began to feel relaxed and become calm. Isn’t this is a kind of bliss bring by the little thing? Hmm… I would like to state again, that’s the function of zakka. They are cute and they will improve our life in some aspect!

It is a small copy piece of European classic palace’s rocking chair. The chair with complex process and distinct modeling and beautiful lines is very popular among many people. Meanwhile, the nostalgic red paint color gives the chair a vintage feeling. 

It can be used as dolls for improving your home or background props for shooting. Just play with it as you like!