I followed this tutorial, and made a little bag *grins*
Seriously, how cute is that fabric?! I found it on ebay and just had to buy it ;) Little shepherds and sheep - perfect for any kind of knitting accessory. I have some left over, so I'm thinking of making a DPN case or something to match.
As you can see, the bag is a little wonky - my final stitching wasn't as straight or evenly matched as it could have been. But, this is the very first time I have ever managed to put a zip into anything, and that bit looks really neat, so I'm pretty dammed pleased with myself *proud smile*
Look, it even has a cool lining:
I'm really pleased with this little bag (can you tell?), and I love it very much. Having said that, as well as the wonkiness issue, there is also the factor that it is quite a bit smaller than I intended. Hmmm. It was supposed to be a sock project bag, but alas it will not fit a ball of sock yarn :( My seams may have been a little (ok, a lot) more generous than they needed to be!
No matter, it will make an excellent replacement to my current, boring, notions bag. In fact, it already contains some of the goodies from yesterday's post ;)
Friday is a pretty active day in blog land, so I encourage you to check out some of these links, for more lovely crafting:
Tami's Finished Object Friday
Andrea's Fiber Arts Friday
Careless shepherd make excellent dinner for wolf" - Earl Derr Biggers... Luckily the shepherds on this bag look pretty attentive to their flocks ;)