I had a fun sewing session at my friend Leigh's today. I was the inexperienced novice, and she was the educating task master - she made me make a zipper! I've never done a zipper! I'm so glad she challenged me, because now people, I have actually sewed my first zippered cushion for my new Ikea Skruvsta desk chair. I wanted to funk it up a bit and add some color with one of my new Amy Butler Nigella fabrics, Water Lotus, and I think I accomplished just that. I am obnoxiously proud!! It came out very nicely for a first effort, AND...the best part? The pattern we made from the existing chair cover, almost perfectly fits the new Tulip Chairs! So, with some minor adjustments (it sticks out just a tad far in front), I no longer need the upholsterer I thought I'd need to seek out, and can make my own darn cushions! Attempting to be a domestic goddess is so much fun! Thanks for all the help, Leigh!