I guess I could always display a couple more of my zippered pouches...
I love this fabric! It's so happy! And what did Mr. Pouchy eat for breakfast???
My eyeglasses! Well, one of my many pairs of glasses, that is. I have to keep a couple of pairs of eyeglasses in my sewing drawer. I also have to keep a pair in my knitting caddy, a pair by my easy chair, a pair on my nightstand, and...well, you get the picture. I'm obviously over forty.
This next pouch was a challenge to figure out. I saw something like this in a store and wanted to try a two-zippered pouch with different lined compartments. I like to torture my brain by figuring out how to do stuff like this:
I like all the different fabrics together. I figured out how to engineer this thing so that both linings were finished inside--no raw edges. It was an origami puzzle!
By the way, there are many zippered pouch tutorials on the web if you would like to try. Here are some of my favorites:
Twelve22's zipped pouch tutorial
Mari's Bias Tape Purse at Purl Bee
At Sew, Mama, Sew a zippered pocket tutorial
At Craftster: Make a Lined Zippered Pouch
Zippers are not all that difficult, especially if you're not setting them in a dress or skirt. You basically just sew fabric to each side of the zipper and sew across the ends! Nothing to it. Easy.
Which reminds me, the Knitting Contessa tagged me to write a six-word memoir. This required many days of thought on my part, but I finally came up with this:
"It's Easy Once You Know How."
Life is about learning. I truly believe I can do anything I set my mind to if I think and try hard enough. Knowing this in my heart keeps me going every day. Some learning curves are steeper than others, but nothing is impossible.
If you are reading this, consider yourself tagged and try to think of a six-word memoir on your blog. It's an interesting exercise.
Okay...off to bed for me. I'll leave you with a short film of one of my husband's wonderful kinetic sculpture designs in action: