Like many of the bloggers I follow, I try to re-use items and re-make something new from something old. One project I have seen on a number of sites, too many to mention, is the use of old metal zips. At the Port Chalmers School Garage Sale I bought a large number of zips for 20 cents. Some are old and some are the more modern plastic teeth. Last weekend when it was lovely and hot and sunny I sat outside under my umbrella and made my first, and second zip flowers which will become brooches. Here they are:
I am planning to make some leaves from some scraps of green fabric - will post more on this project later. Have you seen something like these and thought to yourself "I can make that" and then, found its actually harder than you thought? I am not going to give up on these "zip flowers" as it would be wasting the zips, so I am determined to make something from them! What would you do??