Friday, 20 January 2012

I`m Passionate...

...about Zipit!


I`m a little late to the Zipit party but I need zips for the Mouthy Stitches swap, which is all set to bust into mouthy overdrive as soon as the swap mamas assign partners next week. Exactly one week ago, I asked the numptyest of questions about zips of one of the swap mamas who politely responded and is far too nice to EVER spill the beans (although it may come out over a glass of her favourite tipple at the FQ Retreat)! The same day, I ordered a rainbow selection of 7 and 8 inch zippers from Zipit.  They arrived yesterday!  Yes, yesterday - all the way from...I`m not sure actually but who cares...etsyland, they are here and I can make a pouch for the swap! I have never made a zippered pouch before but I have put zips in clothes when I made them as a teenager.  I`m hoping things work out and may try this tutorial.  Wish me luck!

 I can`t recommend Zipit highly enough.  The zippers are so reasonably priced, come in beautiful colours and hopefully zip and ship so quickly.

What else am I passionate about?  Well a recent discovery is orange.  I had to order some orange fabric for the 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee as I had none in my stash and it featured heavily in my hive members` nominated colours.

Block for Tiffany
I don`t know exactly how it came about now but a while back, the lovely and super talented Jennifer at The Enchanted Bobbin said she would send me some orange strings left over from a project.  Just before we left England last week, they arrived all the way from Canada together with a bunch of orange scraps.  There`s certainly enough to make a cushion so I can`t wait to show you that once I get started.  Thank you so much Jennifer!


Just to prove I`m passionate, I received one of those fortune teller fish with my zips from Jennifer, which you place on your hand and it tells you how you are feeling! I haven`t seen one since I pulled one out of a Christmas cracker as a young girl.  Well, here it is...


`Curls up entirely` - passionate.  For passionate - read, hot hands.  I just tried it on Zaki`s hand and it curled up for him too...and the only thing he is passionate about is dinosaurs!

Have a great weekend - it`s Friday!



11 comments:

diane said...

I haven't received my zips yet. I hope they are not lost in etsyland somewhere between China and here!
I like those orange strips. You are most definitely a passionate person...I can tell from your warm bloggy self.

Catherine said...

hurray - blogger is letting me comment again!! Thank goodness it is Friday, this has been a looong week! Those orange strips look lovely, looking forward to seeing what you come up with. When I go in to the office at work, we are next to the market and they sell amazing zips there, so am very lucky on that score. Have a great weekend

susan said...

Yeah! I cam comment again. Yeah! You finally got some post quickly. Yeah! You have a s**t load of zippers!

Flying Blind... said...

ZipIt Zippers are the best!
Have fun xxx

Debbie said...

Glad you discovered zipit - they ARE the best, aren't they?

Katy Cameron said...

Oh I LOVE the zip-it zips, so many fun colours and sizes and... and... just prettiness in something that is so boringly functional!

Love the new block, and looking forward to seeing what that pile of orange turns into :o)

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Yey for zips and strings and pretty things!! X

Rebecca Lynne said...

Love love love that block for Tiffany. And of course you are passionate - that's why we love you! -B

Jenelle said...

Ah orange! Probably my favorite color, but woefully underrepresented in my fabric choices. ;) I can't wait to see what you make with your lovely scraps and zips!

two hippos said...

a fabulous array of zips, never heard of zipit zips. Will be searching on etsy!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love the zips and the block - I can't wait to see what you make for the swap!