‘Zakka’ is a term I have recently come across. It is a Japanese word and refers to something that improves your home, life and outlook. Sounds good, doesn’t it! Generally, it seems to refer to household items. There has been a big movement recently in zakka handicraft – sewing, knitting, crochet, and so on. I […]

It’s Knit in Public Day!

World Wide Knit in Public Day, to be exact! How exciting! The Dublin city centre event is kicking off at 11am on the balcony beside the lift in the Powerscourt Centre, right beside This is Knit. People are welcome to come and knit, crochet, embroider, cross-stitch, spin… whatever they like…. until 2pm. After that, I […]


Over the last day or two I have been thinking up the best way to sew a cozy for my hankies. This is what I came up with. I made the smaller one first but it turned out only just big enough for shop tissues. The bigger one is perfect for the larger hankies that […]

A few more hankies

What I like about these is that they’re quick projects to finish. Reverse here. Reverse here. My personal favourite! Reverse here.

Blow your nose in style

I imagine there are a lot of people blowing their noses today, considering the drastic ten degree drop in temperature we have experienced here in the last 24 hours! To them, I offer this. I had planned on making tea towels out of my cotton – and I probably still will – but handsewn handkerchiefs […]