A productive week!! This is the first time I've been able to say that for quite some time. After adding buttons to my 4 pincushions from last week I turned my attention to zipped bags, and more precisely to the actual zips. Unwanted, second-hand or recycled zips are more difficult to come by than fabrics so, with limited choice, the idea has to start with the zip, adding matching/complimentary fabrics comes next.
purse a few weeks ago but have remembered in the meantime that it came to me in a lovely parcel of scraps from Ali of Very Berry Handmade after she won a book I gave away. It's lined in a very small orange polka-dot which you can just see on the tab poking out to the left.
All of these bags were made using the same basic method, using hints and tips from various books and tutorials on the web. I would, however, like to single out 'Annie get your glue gun' for this tutorial where she demonstrates a new-to-me way of attaching the fabrics to the zip that is straightforward, quick and neat.
Progress since last time:
Five zipped bags - finished/completed/finalised/done (get the message?)
Knitted lampshade - almost done (whether all will be revealed depends on the final result!)
Baby quilt - started (the answer to any question you may now be thinking is 'no, No, and definitely NO!), it's to sell
Linen/cotton, blue/white cushion - started.
Bye for now