This is my latest bag, made out of fourteen zips I got from the Scrapstore. It is quite small, 18cm x 13cm, so it's more like an evening bag. I was limited by the colours I have, and the metal zips make it quite heavy, but it is all hand stitched. The handle has a leather stiffener inside it and is covered with the same fabric as the lining, from a dress I got for 20p at a car boot sale. I am going to put a simple press stud on the inside to fasten it, as inserting another zip along the top would make it too bulky.The colours on the photo's are a shade lighter than the actual colours, and on the other side the zips are in a slightly different sequence, there is two blue and one pink. It looks quite trendy and quirky, maybe Iwill have to have a night out to try it.
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Blimey, I've just noticed that this is my 200th post, think I ought to celebrate, I'll crack a can of cider, ha ha. When I started the blog I thought I might do it for a year. One year of frugal living, money saving, and how to live within your means. I've had plenty of practice. I had an operation last year and needed twelve weeks off work to recover, then lost my job and became unemployed in October. You could say my enforced retirement started ten months early, rather than the actual date three months ago. But here I am, eight months into my blog, and always something to write about. Life is grand.