Thanks so much for all the suggestions recently on where to get zippers. I will keep that in mind the next time I need them, which will be in about 10 years from now because look what I got in the mail from Kelli! And the fun part is that a lot of them are still in their original retro packaging from the 40's and 50's. I can't wait to think of some fun ways to put these to use. Thanks Kelli!
Secondly, I mentioned that I'm doing the In-Stitches along. I decided to make the photo holder, but had a really hard time with it because I tried using something other than Timtex. I'd already heard the pitfalls of substituting, but for some reason, I thought those warnings didn't apply to me. Anyway, it took me 2 tries and about 4 hours to make, and the result was a bunched up thing that wouldn't flatten out or fold properly, so I decided to cut my losses and make it out of cardstock instead.
I don't know if it still qualifies for the sew-along, although I did sew in the pocket, so technically it has some stitches, right? But I must say, I loooooove working with paper, and I love the look of grommets and I think the likelihood of making more of these is pretty great since it involves 1) a small time commitment, 2) no interfacing, 3) no ironing, 4) no pinning. And it's flat, so it can be sent easily. And I don't think I need to mention the endless possibilities of fabric/paper/color combinations. You get the point.
Before I sign off, take a look at Blackbird's hilarious post today (at least I think it's hilarious!). Now off to look for some Zakka objects in my house...