Friday, April 23, 2010

Zipper Purse & Vintage Findings

I love last week's tutorial on Julie Collin's blog: Wool zipper purses. I ran right to Craft Depot and bought tons of metal zippers (ten cents each). Can't beat that. Now I have enough to make a zillion of these pouches.

The purse was very easy to make. Good way to use up some of that scrap felted wool I've been storing. Last year I bought a new pair of Fiskars fabric scallop scissors on eBay. They're great for cutting scallops on fabric, which you can't do very well with the scallop scissors made for cutting paper. I don't think they make them anymore, but you can find them sometimes on eBay. Here's out it turned out.

Last week I picked up a couple of vintage items from this store called Urban Indigo. One is this jewelry box with a dancing ballerina...Lana had to convince me to get this one, and I'm so glad I did now. I can always use more room to store my jewelry.
Then I got this neat round tin stackable storage container. It's perfect for storing my flowers.


  1. connie: wow.i love the pouch you made!
    (and the scissors too)
    and enjoyed seeing your treasure found at Urban Indigo.Always wanted to go myself!
    say hi 2 all the sisters 4 me please xoxXO
    [ and little sister Rachel :D ]

  2. I think you outdid yourself this time...I LoVe the pouch...the scalloped edges and the little pink flower really makes it so adorable! I love your jewelry box & tin can, too!

  3. love your 3 tiered container. it is from the 30's or 40's. isn't it made in england...what a find!