Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Zippity do dah!

Just playing around with my new camera, and what better to photograph than my new zips?! I *may* have gone a little overboard, ordering 100 of a random assortment of 4, 5, 6, and 7 inch zippers:






And then hand picking 25 in rainbow colours:






Aren't they pretty?!


I'm sure by now y'all will have heard of the Mouthy Stitches swap? Its mama'd by 3 of my very best bloggy buddies and mouthiest stitchers I know, Susan, Hadley and Cindy I'm hoping to put a few of these zips to good use in practice runs for the swap... I'm not totally confident in my zip sewing abilities just yet! 


I might have taken the mouthy part to the extreme, but here's my mosaic:





1. Felix the Fox paper piecing pattern 1, 2. new 2CV pouch, 3. MQ for STUD swap (1), 4. Vespa scooter PP quilt block (2), 5. paper airplane zipper pouch pencil case, 6. finished pouch, 7. back, 8. flexi pouch, 9. pouches., 10. Woven Pouch for PLP Swap, 11. star pouch, 12. PLPS3 finished (1), 13. Pretty {little} Pouch Swap Finished!, 14. stuff pouch, 15. pretty {little} pouch front, 16. up close, 17. glasses pouch side 2, 18. TNT Quilt ~ In All Its Glory, 19. Pillow Talk Swap 6- Scrappy!, 20. Pillow Talk Swap 3 Pillow Cover, 21. patchwork pouch, 22. crossstitched, 23. sh*t sh*t sh*t, 24. basket front, 25. Doll Quilt Swap 11 Finished!

16 and 23 are my favourites, I so want to see my partner's face when she gets me!


26 comments:

  1. Hahahaha loving that mosaic, swear words galore. I think swearing and sewing are often partners in my house! I think I need to expand my zip collection now too

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  2. your mosaic and zips are just GREAT. I got a bag of zips in the post today as wellxx Looking forwards to this swap....in a terrified sort of way!!

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  3. Oh dear lord! They are lovely though aren't they!

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  4. Yay for fun zips! And you know I already love your mosaic - great choices!!

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  5. So hope I'm your partner.... you'll never be able to blog it!

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  6. Cannot wait to see what you get in this swap! Great mosaic!

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  7. Maybe you are thinking of making a pouch for each person in the group? I love 16, I would totally make you something inspired by it!

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  8. I think buying zippers is addicting. I just bought an assortment of 50 and want to buy more. I've only used about 10 so I have no excuse, but they are just such fun colors.

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  9. well, was going to say get plenty of practice because when you get me as your partner my zip better be perfect. And if I get you I will make something F***ing Awesome!

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  10. Oh you naughty minx! Zips are lovely - I take these are from Zippit? Jxo

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  11. what lovely photos! i'd be overwhelmed with 100 zips, but they sure do make a pretty picture :)

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  12. Naughty girl! But I agree with Lotti, the words do go with sewing here too!!Oops.

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  13. Zip madness!! Brillint mosaic, I take it you like rainbows and swearing ;)

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  14. What a great mosaic - I must have missed it in the flickr pool. I love the pieced fox but rather like the rude ones too (hmm, what does that say about me, I wonder?) With that many zips to practice on, your partner is sure to get an awesome pouch!!

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  15. Great mosaic and lovely coloured zips, are they from Zipit?

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  16. oh you can never have too many zips, look at all those colours

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  17. What kind of camera did you get? I'm shopping around for an SLR myself.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  18. I know all about the zipit addiction, I ordered another 100 a few weeks back! You're mosaic is way cool, but if I get you I might not be able to use a swear word, mum'll tell me off!

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  19. Well, if I don't have a zip in the right colour I know who to turn to! They are more fun than candy. I want more, more, more too. And I can't see anything but the swear words in your mosaic now. Love it!!

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  20. Ohhh, so pretty... now you can make a pouch for each of your followers ;o)

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  21. How many pouches are you planning to make?!! The zips are lovely though and I'm really quite envious of your collection!

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  22. Hey there beautiful! I was just ready your lovely encounter with Ellison Lane Quilts and thought "I need to interview her for my podcast" are you up for it? Let's chat about that!!!

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  23. Laura, congrats on being featured today on Ellison Lane Quilts, I loved your interview and learned some new things about you. Have a great weekend. Are you going skiing, we got 8 inches of snow dumped on us last night so it's a sledding day for us.

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