Ugly zips

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I can’t even remember where and when I got them, but at some point I bought a bulk bag of 81/2 inch zips in all different colours.

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They’re handy little things, just the right size for putting pockets inside bags or making little pencil cases.

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The problem is that some of them are just ugly. Green and yellow ugly. So this weekend, instead of working on the project which I spent all last weekend cutting out, I decided I would make myself do something with the ugly zips.

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Step one – pull all the fabric out of my fabric cupboard and audition it against the zips. Surprisingly there were quite a few fabrics which didn’t look hideous up against the really bright zip colours.

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Then to make some little pencil cases.

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I think I like the grey and yellow better than I like the one with the green, but both turned out alright.

I’ve had to abandon the sewing room for now, as it is still getting too hot in the afternoons, so am off to do some knitting in the lounge and to struggle to resist temptation of the TV. I’ve convinced myself to try giving up TV (except for one show on a Friday night) for a month to see whether it results in me getting more done. I’m only one day in and already struggling, but really how many home renovation shows do I actually need to watch?

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