There is nothing like finding the ultimate bargain AND knowing exactly what you are going to do with it! There is a big clearance store near me called Clarksons. Oh, lordy, but you can find some weird and wonderful things in that place! Well, last week I wandered in to see if inspiration would strike, and it surely did. A huge shelving unit with containers full of zippers, in all lengths & colours. The sign read ‘Zippers … 50c each or 10 for $1’. I had to read it twice, I just couldn’t believe my luck!
You see, a couple of weeks ago I found some gorgeous zipper pouch pics on Pinterest, and as I looked around it led me to this amazing tutorial at Noodlehead.com … CLICK HERE. I have buckets and buckets of fabric, so I thought that they’d be great … except for the cost of the zippers! So, the timing of this bargain find was absolutely perfect. I made up one pouch, realised that they would be great painted, and so I started painting a whole bunch of fabric panels.
There is a purpose to all this painting and sewing and zipper madness! Every year my painting association, the FDAA (ie, The Folk & Decorative Artists Association of Australia) has a mammoth sale at the Quilt & Craft Show, Darling Harbour, Sydney. It is next week, and I’m trying to paint and sew as many of these as I can to be delivered in time for the show sale. Of course, anything that comes home will hit my online store.
Now, it’s confession time. I went back to Clarksons today to buy 20 zippers for Mrs Can-Do … and I bought another 50 for myself *baaahhahahahaaaa*. Oh dear … at least I’ll never be bored!