I hope someone can help me. I just finished a huge bag - it's my take on the AB Weekender. I was fusing the lining to the main fabric about 1/4" away from the zipper & I MELTED part of the zipper. It's only about 6 teeth that are affected, but was wondering if anyone knows if there's a way to fix it. Take a look at the pics - the left one is the outside shot & the right is the inside shot.
You can see that it doesn't grab for about 1/2 an inch. I cut away some of the melted parts & even cut in between the teeth, but it still doesn't grab. I'm hoping there's a way to fix this. It would be impossible to insert another zipper. Any advice would be appreciated - thanks! **stupid plastic zipper!**
I am finally organizing all my recipes. I went from a 3 ring binder to having loose papers since I went gluten free a couple of years ago. My recipes were getting out of hand so I decide to make a book that was easy to use.
I wanted it to open vertically so I could have it stand on it's own, the chipboard I used really helps keep it sturdy. I made 3 dividers to separate items. I used Tim Holtz's distress ink pads to age the paper a little. I should've used food themed paper, but didn't have any, plus this one's pretty. I was going to spiral bind it, but I will be adding to it & wanted an easy way to do it so I used 3/4" binder rings instead.
Here is the perfect bag to take to the farmer's market or the grocery store. The outer fabric is from Goodwill & is a heavy cotton fabric - almost like duck cloth, so for the lining, I bought some green duck cloth. I also bought straps & dyed it to match the green. It has an inner pocket for carrying your wallet & personal items. This bag is tall enough to hold a baguette plus your other groceries. There is no secure closure as this is meant to be a shopping bag.
I make herbal products & I have 2 product labels that are similar & want to differentiate them by using watermark stamps OR SOMETHING on each of them. The labels are waterproof white, look at the pic so you can see what I'm talking about. I was thinking of putting a different watermark stamp (some kind of background stamp maybe) for each one. On the one for the salve (on the left), I used a stamp pad & just stamped w/it to create a background. It has to not detract from the label, but be known that they are different products - maybe different background stamps? On some of them, I did apply different colored ink around the edges of the label, but would like something better.
I would appreciate any advice I can get - thanks a lot in advance.
I am about to throw these out (I've gone mostly sugar free), but thought I'd post a pic here first. I loved york mints, but I hated how they rattled around in the tin. I even put some tissue inside to stop the rattle, but it didn't work. It made so much noise in my car & my bag that I had to do something, so I took a york chocolate mint patty, ate the patty (yum!), then I made a small pouch out of the wrapper - problem solved. Cool huh? I even lined it w/red fabric to match the red on the wrapper.
I've been making these for years & have been putting them in deodorant containers - they were more solid than usual so you could just rub them on instead of scratching your itchy skin (very comforting). Recently, my natropath dr. (who bought salve previously) mentioned that his patients liked my salve, but didn't like that it was in plastic packaging. So I made new salve in tins - they are softer than the ones previously made. No plastic here.
I've been crafting w/herbs lately & I had a hand towel tucked into my jeans to serve as an apron. I decided to make an apron out of a full sized towel I got from Goodwill. The coordinating fabric has lavender foliage all over & thought it was appropriate.
I had to shorten the neck strap for the bib & it's still loosey goosey on top (I think I made it too wide), I have to figure out how to fix it. Sorry, the apron is dirty, tried to take a pic when it was clean, but they didn't come out. Anyways, what do you think?