Ok. I don’t know how to explain my irrational adoration for my zippers that finally came today. Despite them taking a month to get to me and not contacting me because there was a problem, I’m still pretty happy with Zipperstop.com. Why? Check this:
This is a 32 inch separating zipper in navy with an amazing brass tone and the ginormous pull. It was $4.75 from them. I’m going to use it on the Weekender bag (shortened to non separate). I think what’s got me so stoked is that this looks like the kind of zipper you would find on a high end bag. Sturdy, nice color, great pull. No more Coats and Clark for me I say! Below is the photo next to their ‘handbag’ zipper. Both have longer pulls.
Yep. It’s me an Zipperstop from now on. They did FedEx my order to me and I received it two days after I called them. So, I’ll definitely use them again. They have the 2 way separating zipper I’ve been dreaming of for a jacket that is like 30th on my list of things to sew.
My one purchase from the craft show today was this way cool yard stick from a furniture maker. It’s made from cherry wood and is about 1/2 inch thick. Super sturdy and kind of pretty.
And, here’s a peak at my current summer dress project. As I mentioned, it’s basted for fit. Hopefully I’ll get to it next week.
Ah, also, I now officially have my own domain. Just type in MissCeliesPants.com (you don’t even need the ‘www’) and you’ll wind up here.
Here’s a photoless post for you:
The errant Weekender zipper is on it’s way to me. It was in the ‘problem’ file with the company, but I had to call them to find out it was a ‘problem’. My maxi dress is almost done. It’s basted together and needs hemming. Two hours left on it max. I’ll start a blue version for a friend this week too.
But, not this weekend. My best friend from eighth grade is coming to visit this weekend with her three daughters. What’s remarkable, we haven’t seen each other in 20 years! We became friends in middle school when we both lived in Grafenwhoer, Germany. We’ve kept in touch through her annual Christmas letter. This year, I called after a two year hiaturs and learned her husband passed away earlier in the year and we figured it was as good as time as any for her to visit.
So, this weekend, I’m going to hang out like it’s 1989.
She’s driving down after work today with the girls and we’re all just going to hang out and catch up. Cool, right?
And, this afternoon, Trena is heading up from DC to we can stop by the American Craft Council show here in Baltimore. I love most of the jewelry. I could take or leave the clothes (wearable art), but love love love the fiber arts. I forgot my camera today, but they never let you take photos anyway.