Some news and zipper cheats with zipper pouch tutorial!

4 months? Has it really been 4 months since I’ve last posted? Is anyone still here? Sorry for my absence, my life always seems to get crazy around Girl Scout cookie time and its hard to get back on track after that. Don’t worry I’m still knitting, I started and finished a sweater, a pair of handspun socks (do they count as done if I haven’t grafted the one toe yet?), and a sock and a half of my silly sock pals sock. I’ve been having neck pain which I think it partly from stress and a bad pillow. My hands have been bothering me a bit too, I really need to go see a chiropractor..

And another thing, I do have big news! No, no, no more babies. Still big news though! Months ago my Auntie Adair started cleaning out her craft room, her health hasn’t been so great and she hasn’t been able to do as much as she she used to. Also her son and his wife live with her and my Uncle and they want to use my Aunts craft room as another bedroom. Anyway, when I was little and my mom had to work on Saturdays I got to go to my Auntie’s house. I always enjoyed going over, she taught me how to decorate a cake and I’ll always remember the one that we made for Valentines day in my mind. She also taught me latch hooking (still hate it), plastic canvas, and most of all sewing and quilting. She helped me make my first doll dress without a pattern, helped me make my first quilt, and taught me lots of little crafty things along the way. All of this with tea with milk and vanilla sandwich cookies. Yum! Now the news, she saved every.thing. srsly, I’ll never have to buy googly eyes or zippers ever again. Now its more than I can use in my lifetime, and some of it is stuff I know I’ll never use. So I opened a etsy shop, you can find it here http://www.etsy.com/shop/amanda20458 . I’m still adding things every week, honestly I’m going to use a line that makes my eyes roll, I don’t know how other mom’s do it. How they have their own online shops, keep a house, run kids to whatevers. Granted I have Mike’s work schedule which makes it a bit harder, but still! I do hope you’ll visit my shop, I’m thinking about adding some things that I’ve made… do let me know if there is something that your looking for and don’t see, I have three big Rubbermaid totes still to list and there is more coming.

Now if you follow me on facebook, you probably saw on my status Thursday about making zipper pouches for Corra’s friends to give to them as gift bags (filled with some funky socks, lotion, Chinese erasers). Abi asked me if I knew of any good zipper tutorials, and I don’t, but I have a good cheat for them so I made my first tutorial. It includes my zipper cheat and instructions on how to make your own zipper pouch. I set it up as a flickr set so it would be easy to navigate, click on the picture below to go to it.

Step 14
another link here.
you can also find it in my crafty endeavors collection on the sidebar of the front page of my flickr set. Let me know what you think of it, if you have any questions of a part of it needs to be clearer.

Corra’s friend had a blast last night making their pillows from t-shirts, and pjammie pants. More on that soon. Gotta put the livingroom back in order

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5 responses

  1. How funny! I actually started doing my very first zippers this way, but w/o the liner. The ironed crease really makes for a nice, crisp line to align your zipper against. Thanks for the “permission” to stitch a liner to a zipper this way too. It’ll be easier to navigate around the zipper fob if I do it this way. :-)

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