my momma steph

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 |
i once worked in the display department for a department store named 'the bon ton' back when i was young. we had a ton of fun and steph, sharon, kathi, bob, dave and i were pretty good friends. there were some 'issues' when we hired a new girl who liked head banger music, and i had a bad habit of catchng things on fire (BY ACCIDENT).
but we were a pretty happy family.
anyways, thanks to the magic if facebook, steph and i are back in contact! she is just as fun/weird/funky as ever.
i should talk, i refer to her as 'momma steph'.
anyways, with mothers made her cute little pin. i hope she sees this post because im certain it wont get there in time. that way she can look at the photo until it finally shows up!
i started by using some zippers from my friends summer trash pile. yup, a pile of jeans that was headed to the trash before i begged for them.
ripping zippers out of jeans isnt all that easy or fun. but i didnt want to head to the store. which i ended up going to anyways for the buttons. (i got them from the dollar tree. and since there are a whole page of them, i can make more!)

i sprayed the buttons with a spray paint made for going over plastic. that isnt so much to do with my thought process as much as the fact that i was out of primer and didnt want to go to the store. the second coat of paint was just regular black.
i broke the zippers in half (so there were 2 strips, like on a jacket) and with hot glue, i made a little flower out of the zipper halfs. the one that i started with i cut the fabric off until the teeth started because i thought it looked better.
and of course it did.
the middle was missing something so i broke the little handle off of the zipper zipper (wtfreak is that part called?) and glued it to the middle.
so there you go-something funky for my funky momma! someday i will post photos of some of the stuff she made me.
as long as you remember it was the late 80s/early 90s and fashion was a little bit different.
i mean really, george michael wasnt gay and whitney huston could still sing back then.
happy mothers day momma!
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Stacey said...

Wow! You are so creative!! I can mimmick, but not so great at coming up with ideas on my own. You're awesome!

Ruth Solter said...

BA- So crafty!! Love it. BTW- I think it's called the tab or zipper pull.

the thrifty ba said...

thank you ruth! i was having a brain cramp when i was posting this! (as usual!)

Summer Miller said...

I have to say that when I saw the supplies I was a bit worried. It turned out GREAT!!!!!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love it, and using the button as a base really helps!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

Now that is pretty crafty! I love the idea!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

I hope you're keeping the rest - those are adorable!!

Cristin@ Serendipity said...

How great to reconnect with a friend...

Fun zipper craft!!!

Laura said...

These are so darling! Love it!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Gotta love a great zipper flower!

Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

Fawnda said...

cute zipper flower! Love it! :)

Sachiko said...

Wow, you are one creative women! I have been eching to try zipper flower. Yours look so nice!

Kendra Goodrich said...

Very cute, great idea!

Sandra said...

That is cute! I never would have thought of using a zipper and button in that way but I like it!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Fun and funny, what is that thingy called?? I love your blog and I am now a follower. I am a newbie and would love some followers or would be honored if you would just take a peek at my new blog filled with DIY, tip, tricks, and secrets! Thank You so much Carol

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

So cute! I know your mom will love it!

Happy Friday to ya!

Kendra “Domestic Princess in Training

{All Thingz Related} said...

This is so cute! Love it!
Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love the little leaf you added to the zipper flower--what a sweet gift. Thanks for linking up!

Brenda said...

I love it! That is so cool! I found you from Tip Junkie!

Thanks for sharing! I will have to try it!

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