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Archived Since:June 8, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Fun With Washi featured on the Martha Stewart Site!

3 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

This isn’t much of a post.  I’m just popping in to share that my book Fun With Washi was recently featured on the Martha Stewart site.  There’s also a couple of tutorials from the book on the site.  I hope you’ll check it out!  Click here to read the article.

DIY Fabric yo-yo Coin Purse

4 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Upon request, I’m re-posting the directions for making a fabric yo-yo coin purse.  It was first published in 2011.  The tutorial for this coin purse was also published in Haute Handbags Magazine. Supplies: Coin purse frame set (pictured above) – I purchased this one at Daiso. You can also find them on Amazon. Fabric and […]

Paris Street Style Coloring Book

4 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Paris Street Style by Zoe de las Cases It looks like the coloring book craze isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon.  I keep seeing new coloring books popping up. One book that caught my eye was Paris Street Style by Zoe de las Cases.  I was drawn to this coloring book because of the subject matter, […]

Printable: Guitar Valentine Cards

5 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Back by popular demand, Printable Guitar Valentines! Over the past week, I’ve been receiving emails for this guitar valentine.  I’m sorry if I haven’t returned your email, I’ve just been really busy with life.  Last weekend I was in Carmel with my husband.  It was the first time in over 12 years that we were […]

Time for a Change

7 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

It’s time for me to take a break from this blog.  Most likely it will be a permanent one.  The truth is my heart  just isn’t in it anymore.  I think I’ve known that for a while now.  I think many of you have known that too.  So thank you for all the comments, the […]

Printable: Origami Frankenstein Doll

8 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Today’s printable is an origami Frankenstein.  And for the Mary Shelley fans, today’s printable is an origami Adam.  This Frankenstein monster was created to fold up the same way as the origami kokeshi doll.  This doll can stand on its own and be used for a decoration, bookmark, etc. Click here for the origami Frankenstein […]

Coloring Book Review: The Time Garden

8 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

The Time Garden by Daria Song Everywhere I look, The Time Garden seems to show up.  During a stroll down 4th street in Berkley, I saw it in the window of Nest and on a shelf in Papyrus.  It came through my Instagram feed more than one might expect.  The book just keeps popping up […]

Printable: Mummy Origami Paper

9 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Turn origami animals into mummies with this week’s origami paper.  I designed the paper to look like mummy wrapped bandages and omitted the eyes.  This way, you can add the eyes where it makes the most sense.  Happy folding! Click here for the printable Mummy Origami Paper.

Printable: Halloween Origami Paper

9 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Now that it’s October, I figure a Halloween printable is in order.  For this origami print, I made the witches on the kawaii (cute) side.  This print is perfect for folding containers to store treats.  You can also use this printable for Halloween cards and digital scrapbooking. Click here for the printable Halloween Origami Paper. […]

Craft: Vintage Halloween Votive

9 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Here’s a craft project I created and published back in 2012.  I don’t have a witty introduction for it.  Simply, here’s the tutorial: Supplies: Glass candle votive Tape Scissors Vintage clip art – The images that work out the best have a good amount of white space in them.  The clip art I used came […]

Printable: Ginkgo Leaf Origami Paper

9 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

One thing I miss about Connecticut in the fall are the vibrant colored leaves. Now I’m surrounded by California brown.  There are some trees here that have color but it’s nothing like the trees on the east coast. So today, I’m bringing a little fall my way and yours with this ginkgo leaf origami print.  […]

We Adopted a Pug!

9 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

You may have noticed there was no “origami printable” this week.  Well, there’s a good reason for that. I’ve been busy taking care of this sweet little pug.  Her name is Lilly and she’s about six years old.  We adopted her from Pug Rescue of Sacramento.  We started the process in June and we finally […]

DIY Boho Necklace

9 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Boho Necklace from the book KNITLESS: 50 No-Knit, Stash-Busting Yarn Projects by Laura McFadden, Photograph by Allan Penn If you’ve read my blog for a while now, it’s no secret I like to knit.  And like most knitters, I have a massive decent yarn stash.  Which always has me asking, “what am I going to […]

Grandma’s Biscotti Recipe

9 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

This is one of my favorite recipes that my grandmother passed down to me.  When I would visit her, she would always have a large jar of this on the kitchen counter among other treats.  As a kid I would just eat it plain but now I enjoy it with tea or coffee.  This is […]

Printable: Vespa Scooter Origami Paper

9 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

Raise of hands, who likes vintage Vespa scooters?  I personally have always found them charming. Perhaps it’s because I associate them with Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday.  So when Dessy recommended a Vespa for an origami paper print, I was on board. Since the Vespa print is larger than usual, I made the origami paper […]

Printable: Origami Paper with Coffee Cups

10 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

More recommendations have been coming in for the origami printables.  Thanks guys!  This coffee cup print was suggested by Colleen.  If you want to recommend an idea, leave a comment on this post or email me (jessica (at) zakkalife.com). Dessy, I’m still working on a vespa print for you   Click here for the origami […]

DIY Washi Tape Pencil Toppers

10 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

I can’t remember the last time I posted a washi tape craft on Zakka Life.  I do know It’s long overdue.  So today I’m sharing how to make washi tape pencil toppers.  These toppers easily slide on and off pencils.  They’re also easy to make. Supplies: Wide straws – I use bubble tea straws that […]

Life Hack: How to keep your Handbag Clean

10 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

After lots of searching for the perfect handbag (which could be a post in itself), I finally found one.  There was just one problem, this bag was made of soft leather.  In other words, this handbag could soak up dirt quicker than a toddler in a mud puddle.  That combined with me having to set […]

Printable: Speech Bubble Origami Paper

10 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

This week’s printable was inspired by comic books.  I decided to leave out the common images associated with comic books.  Instead, the paper features speech bubbles and dots.  This way the paper is more versatile.  I also like that you can write your own words in the bubbles.  This origami paper lends itself well to […]

Superhero Lollipop Templates

10 months agoHobbies / Crafts : Zakka Life

I’ve been receiving a lot of requests for the basic superhero lollipop templates so I’m posting them again (previously posted on Zakka Life in 2011). Click here for the Superhero Lollipop Template For full directions on how to construct the Superhero Lollipops, please visit the Superhero Valentine post.

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