February 2, 2010

Valentine's Day :: zakka inspired zippered pouch



I finished my little project today: a zakka inspired zippered pouch. It was fun and easy to make. For the past week or so, I had been thinking of something to use my crocheted hearts for. It was only when I visited Eloleo's blog and saw her latest creation with free-style embroidery, that all pieces fell into place. A zippered pouch with the heart free-style embroidered onto it! So here it is!



The part I like best? The zipper! A vintage zipper found at our local "mercerie". The girls start laughing as soon as I even mention that store. It's ran by three ladies. And all three they have in common they do not always appreciate the presence of kids at their store. And they're very conservative. Like with the zipper today - Ok, maybe in this case I was the one being conservative. I took the little pouch with me and I had a certain idea of the kind of zipper I wanted: a metal one. I spotted a nice red-ish one. "Oh non! Red wouldn't work, beige is what I needed. A beige polyester one, that is.". Well, I didn't agree. And I did not only buy a red zipper but a whole array of zippers, all in faded candy colors. At a bargain price, because these were old zippers nobody else wants anymore. Again according to the ladies at the store. Good thing I'm conservative when it comes to zippers...






And the second best part are the three little hearts in the back.



13 comments:

RosaMaría said...

i love it!!!

nicole/brussels said...

en groot gelijk heb je, de zipper is prachtig! gewoon je gedacht doen, de feeling heb je sowieso, mooi resultaat! I love it so much, I wish it was mine!!

eloleo said...

Ja het zal wel zijn, jij hebt het zéker in je vingers! Heel mooi, alweer!

molly:: apple cyder said...

this is simply beautiful!

cindy said...

you have outdone yourself ... it's wonderful! all the details from the zipper to the gingham to the hearts. someone is going to be very lucky!

Andrea, creative collector said...

I like the little red seed stitching on the front. Fun, fun, fun!

karen said...

It's absolutely lovely! Thanks for the gift of giggles. I can just imagine the ladies (and in my imagination they have three heads on one body) and how they lobbied for beige. The red is perfect!

KSU said...

очень красивая сумочка!

britt said...

that is wonderful. absolutely adorable!!!

eleonor said...

einfach bezaubernd, so huebsch!
thank you for sharing!

virginia said...

this is perfect - i picked up 2 bright blue vintage metal zippers, and now i'm inspired!

cucicucicoo said...

very sweet!

la.daridari said...

it's adorable!
only one question: how do you stitch the zipper? I noticed that there isn't any stitch on the exterior fabric...
Thanks
Daria

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