Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Zakka start to the year

I felt I needed something to start the school year with. I love the japanese idea of Zakka, making something extraordinary out of something quite ordinary ...

I am all excited over this computer keyboard material I got through a few weeks back ... I am IT teacher after all!

So, a good opportunity to play around with my covered diary pattern again and make some more improvements to my product.

I decided to wrap around the keyboard fabric around the front of the diary.

The back of the diary has a flap that can be used as a divider or you can tuck it into the back band for a more "traditional" cover. Surprise lining inside, circuitry!

I also put some elastic on the cover to close the diary up!

I also had a strip of black canvas left over, so I thought I would try my hand at a quick bag to carry all my important book writing stuff in.

Straining a bit because there is lots of important stuff in it!


Jessica said...

I love these - beautifully made and would be a great gift for all the computer geeks I know. If you ever decide to sell these be sure to let us know as I would definitely buy them!

melanie said...

these are gorgeous, and I love the circuit board topped bag!!

ZippyZippy said...

Love that keyboard print, may I ask where you picked that up?