Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A New Iron and Another Pink Bag

I needed to purchase a new iron because my old Rowenta was dripping water.  Not just dripping actually, but making large puddles.  The reason why I purchased it in the first place because of Rowenta's reputation.  Since it cost $70+,  I thought I was going to be okay.  Within the first few weeks of use, it started to drip water.  I read the instructions and followed them thoroughly.  I probably should have returned it right away, but I thought it was making puddles because of something I did.  I cleaned it and reread the instructions, but it was just not meant to be.  What I did not realize was that the model I bought was made in China and the ones that were rated highly were the ones made in Germany.  So I researched for a model made in Germany and finally found one with raving reviews (Model DZ2061, $70).  But guess what? ... they no longer make that model.  So after some more research, I found the Rowenta Iron Pro Master (DW8080, $100) which had great reviews and was made in Germany.  So hear is a picture of the package of my new iron...hope I have better luck with it.  I will let everyone know.

In my last post, I made a bag with a snap closure, but wanted to make one with a zipper closure.  I cannot believe how long it took me to complete.   I  made every mistake you could possibly make.  I mean, every mistake! And I thought that all my mistakes were behind me, HA!  This is the finished product.

I do like the way it turned out.


  1. Good luck with the iron... nothing worse than a drippy iron!! The bag is lovely.... good on ya... I have avoided zippers....mmmm love the colours

  2. ARGH my iron just started doing this too. And like you said, PUDDLES. It dripped all over my wood floor one night while I was sleeping.

    I hope you have better luck with this one. I'm going to check garage sales this summer for older models, without the auto shut-off. I hate that.

    I love your new bag - gosh I hate putting zippers in them, looks like you did a great job!

  3. Ooh gorgeous bag Talin, I love the colours you have used. I often make a lot of mistakes on bags, don't know why!!! xo

  4. Congrats on the new iron. I have that one too, and love it.

  5. I had a leaky Rowenta of a different model. Sorry you suffered, too. I HATED the leaks. It drove me nuts. Good luck with the upgrade.