I wrote last week about my struggles to get back into the creative swing of things and received some lovely uplifting responses – thank you one and all!
I thought it would be a good idea to try something new and also something I have had a slightly irrational fear over….. yes, the dreaded zip! I don’t think I’m alone in this avoidance of all things zippy from what I was reading on the net and hearing from friends so I took courage in both hands and went in search of a nice easy tutorial.
I found what I was looking for here at the lovely Sew Delicious blog. Ros is the very talented author of the blog and her pictures and instructions were so clear, I didn’t even feel scared!!
If you haven’t been there already, I can seriously recommend her blog.
Well anyway this is what I came up with first of all:
I really like the fabric and kept wondering what I should do with it as it is quite a heavy duty cotton. I kept thinking bags of some sort but I didn’t have any large pieces so anyway I got quite into the swing of things and made a few more.
I thought this would make a nice girly penci case and although my German is somewhat rusty I believe it says: “The World’s lovliest countries”
yes I know I shouldn’t say ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ fabric but I do think one is more masculine than the other.
As you can see, once I started I just wanted to keep going. Now I have to go and buy some more zips!