Sunday, 11 January 2015

Zippitty Do Da!!

Zippitty ay! My oh my, what a wonderful ... holiday! :0) Taking a bit of liberty with a song that we will probably all have stuck in our heads now ... sorry about that! Tee! Hee! Hee! I'm just coming to the end of my last week of holidays before I have to be a grown up and go back to work ... SIGH! Still ... they promise that if I turn up and be a grown up they will pay me ... so I can buy more fabric! ... so I guess I'm off to work tomorrow! :0)

I've had a REALLY productive week for my last holiday week ... I stayed home for FIVE days in a row - a new record for me, I think! :0) And my Husky has been humming. I've finished a number of projects that have been on the ol' "To Do" list for a while ... including the reason for my title today. Like many of you, I've been a bit of a zipper-phobe ... it's all that changing machine feet and lining stuff up properly ... all a bit too challenging for me. :0) But ... I've often had design ideas that would be better with a zip closure. So ... while I had some uninterrupted time at home to fiddle and experiment, I decided to give it a go ... with pretty pleasing results ...

Ta Da! A nice size zippy pouch to match my new handbag. I didn't get a pic of it, but this pouch is lined ... you should have seen me trying to work out how to do THAT! :0) I think I nearly turned MYSELF inside-out ... and there were a few naughty words muttered during the process, I suspect ... BLUSH! :0) All in all, I'm pretty happy with it as a first try ... I want to make a few little changes next time to get the top corners where the zip is set in a bit neater, but that's just me being fussy, I think. I gave it a trial run on Friday night when our Friday night Sit N Sew gals got together for the first time in 2015 and it held all of my sewing goodies comfortably. Another finish for the OPAM list. :0)

There were a couple more finishes this weekend ... as I squeezed out as much sewing time from my holiday as I could manage! ... but I haven't got good photos yet, so will share them next time. I sure will have a respectable start to my OPAM list for 2015. :0) Are you joining Sweet Peg and I for the fun, laid-back challenge to finish One Project A Month? Sign up will be opened on

FRIDAY JANUARY 24!

And it will close at the end of the month, so if you want to join the fun, keep an eye on my blog and Sweet Peg's blog - we'd love to have you play along! :0)

Right now, though, I'm off to make a batch of yoghurt to add to my summer oats breakfasts for the week, then have a cup of tea to commiserate with the Brisbane Heat, who have just been knocked out of the Big Bash cricket comp for the year ... SIGH! Ah well ... that's sport. :0) I hope you all have a fantastic week ... whether you're still enjoying some holiday time or have to be a grown up like me and go to work. Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS

8 comments:

Susan said...

Good to hear you got stuff done- Im back to work tomorrow too...but sad still have a long list of things I could do!!!

KimM said...

AWESOME!! January 24th - got it!!
xxx

Melody said...

Very happy to hear we are having OPAM again. Huge thanks to you and Peg for organising it for us.

Maria said...

FabuLous job on the zipper purse . I don't like doing them either.

YEH looking forward to signing up again but is it Friday 23rd or the 24th is the Saturday?

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love it,,,.not long now xxx

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Cute zipper purse.
Looking forward to joining OPAM again !

Michelle Ridgway said...

Well done Kris. Glad you have had a lovely break.

Sue G Johnson said...

Your bag is lovely! I've been humming and hawing over doing a zipper bag forever. After reading your post, I have just the motivation I need!

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