Wednesday, September 26, 2007
the good, the bad, and the fugmo.
zipperstop on ebay. they're in NYC and they're my new bestest friend. for $10, they sent me 100 zippers ranging in color and size (from 4" to 10"). i fondled them for many hours; organizing them by color, then by size, then by color, then no... by size. NOT having to pay $1.50 for every zipper is a dream, and having all these colors at my fingertips helps me to come up with combinations of fabric and zipper that i would have never imagined possible had i been struggling to keep a (now) 4 year-old in check while i picked the color of zipper in a store where clearly everyone was convinced i was a terrible parent ('S, i'll give you chocolate if you STOP touching things, mommy's almost done!'). so maybe that last part wasn't related. all i'm saying is, i will always and forever buy my zippers in this way.
the bad: i'm not sure why everyone hates my fabric covered journals, but they seem to. this is 2nd of 4. i have only posted one online. it doesn't get many views, and i've already decreased the price by $5. :(
the fugmo: WHAT is this? okay, it may not look that bad from the outside, but on the inside, it was a nightmare. i tried putting in some bias tape to hide the edges, but then it looked worse. it's a new design i'm trying. 'big mouth bags'. i want to make a bag that opens up NICE and wide so you can actually get your stuff out. prototype 1: FAILED. i will work on it again tonight. i think they'll be great once i get it worked out. :)