i wasn't in the mood for doing much yesterday, but as it was a choice between tackling the never ending ironing pile, doing the hoovering or playing about with fabric in my workroom, guess what won out? the pic is my first ever attempt at stitching in a zip. yep, despite the fact that i've used a sewing machine everyday for the last fifteen years or so, i have never tackled the business of putting in a zip. i've always steered clear because i've thought of it as a really tricky thing to do and i'm terribly impatient. i'm one of those awful people who gives a job up if it doesn't go perfectly first time. so, yesterday i was determined to make a simple pouch from some pieces of linen i bought from namolio the other day. and while it's not perfect, i'm feeling ridiculously pleased with myself.