Monday, January 15, 2007

Small Things



Instead of tidying my house and packing my bags for Symposium I have been making a pin brooch to put my quilting pins on and a pencil case. The pencil case is made out of zippers. Accol idea I saw the idea on someone's site last year. I can't remember where it was, so my apologies for not attributing the design source. I got these zips from a discount shop. 20 for $2, really cheap. I used 10 so I have enough left for another one. The ends are made form off-cuts of the cutting mat bag I made. Nothing like a deadline to get me going. i have been meaning to make a cutting bag and the pencil case for ages. I also got some green zips as well and I have nearly finished making another one for my friend Janice. a neat pencil case for $1 plus some thread and time.

3 comments:

Jan said...

Helen, your badge brooch is lovely - love the expression on her face and her hair! And the pencil case is great - really looking forward to seeing mine!! I've started gathering some stuff together to pack so I'm not panicking quite so much today, yet...

Webfrau said...

What a cute idea for a pencil case - I always wondered what to do with all those garish odd length zips I have!

Shelina said...

Your brooch is adorable! Kinda reminds me of quiltpixie's muse.