Anyway, Georgia is a big fan of Smiggle (funky stationery shop) and on a quest for small fun things with which to fill her stocking I spotted pencil cases made by spiralling a single zip. Naturally I figured "I could MAKE that!" so I did. I have a bunch of zips from Tamahine's closing down sale (oh how I miss their sales) so put half each of a green one and red one together for this.
Construction is simple, but a bit fiddly. I spiralled the zip into a tube and pinned it, then unzipped it and sewed along the now straight zips.
Unzipped it looks like this:
And zipped it looks like this:
It would have been a better surprise had Georgia not seen the photos on the camera before Christmas, but she loves it anyway. I'm going to buy some zip by the metre from Spotlight so I can make her one long enough for an actual pencil case.
In other news, I went to Miracle this week for more nappy liners, and found I've sold three more things! Two bubble dresses, which seem to be a really good seller, and something else. I was so excited that I forgot to check exactly which things went for my own records. Can you tell I'm very new at this? Time to replenish the stock and work on my new designs...