Monday, March 26, 2012

The "fun" never ends...

I'm glad so many of you got a good laugh out of my last little mishap.  You'd think after how many times I said in my zipper tutorial to make sure your zip pull is at the correct end before cutting that I would have actually listened to my own advice.  Honestly, I'm sure I would have laughed along with the rest of you, except that right after cutting the zipper, then just sitting there & staring at it, wondering how I could have actually just done that, I saw this:

plastic tear

A big ol' tear in the plastic pocket.  AARRRGGGHHH!  I was trying to recycle one of those clear plastic bags that comforters come in, but I guess this one was a bit too old & brittle.  Plus, even though I carefully ironed it with a pressing cloth, I was still never quite able to get all the old ripples out.

And then I remembered that I had ordered my zippers online & only got two of each color, so I didn't have another to match the one for the zipper pocket.  It was not a good sewing day!

The next day I headed to JoAnn to pick up a new zipper since it would it would be quicker & cheaper than paying shipping on one zipper online, but of course I forgot the cut zipper at home so I couldn't even compare colors.  Things were just not going my way!  I ended up picking up 2 new red zippers since what they had weren't the same brand, and not quite the same red.  I know this bag is just for a young boy who isn't going to notice if his two zippers don't match, but I'll know!

While I was at JoAnn, I decided to check out their clear plastic since it would probably look nicer & hold up better than the plastic I was trying to use.  While looking for the plastic, I decided to take a quick detour through the quilting cottons to see if they had any of the DS Quilts fabrics in stock.  I should have known better, I really should, but I just couldn't help myself!  And of course the colors in the new line are just so gorgeous, and I do need a new diaper I just couldn't resist picking up a few.  Plus it was on sale, and I had a 25% off coupon, so how could I pass this up?!

DS Quilts fabric

It's hard to tell, but the three skinny lines in the plaid on the right are aqua that perfectly matches the aqua in the one right next to it.  Actually, none of the colors are showing up quite right, but I just absolutely love them all.  I've still got a couple prints from the DS Quilts line last summer that I originally planned on using to make a bag for me, so now I've got a decision to make.

DS Quilts fabric

I think I'm going to use the new ones to make a modified version of Anna at Noodlehead's 241 Tote, but we'll see.  

I think the new fabrics make up for all my other sewing issues this weekend!  Now I just have to get to work on it all.

Until next time...


  1. Ooh! I love those in orange. Definitely need to run up to Joann's...though I really don't need to spend any money! Oh yeah, I have coupons!

  2. Oh dear, sorry for all the tote trauma! Still, at least you got some retail therapy out of it ;o)

  3. Ugh! Sorry to hear about all your sewing mishaps, but those DS finds will hopefully make up for it a bit!!

    I LOVE that orange floral on the left!! I can't stop staring at it! Sadly my Joann's sucks so they don't carry the good stuff. Oh well, I'll just enjoy them vicariously through you! ;)


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