Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Sherry at pattern-scissors-cloth has talked about zips and what sort you use.  I have only ever done one "invisible" zip but it isn't that invisible! When I was recently in Adelaide I visited the beautiful Adelaide Arcade where I found the beautiful little shop called The Button Bar!   

Look at all these buttons!

 What a fabulous range of buttons... there was every colour, shape, size, and price but also plastic, metal, crystal, glass and even those real toggles that Peter of has used for his duffle coat. I've never seen them before Peter used them on his coat and then I see them in real life! There was loads of interesting sewing/crafting accessories that I hadn't seen before in Brisbane (it's probably here but I just haven't had the time to browse).

The other thing I had never seen and the reason Sherry's post sparked my memory, was that I saw these beautiful zips.  Can you see the sparkles in the zip teeth and the end and in the next photo have a look at the beautiful lacy ones.  From memory the sparkly ones were about $12 and the lacy ones about $8 for about 15-20cm size.  Not too bad for such a unique looking zip.  
Beautiful zips.

Gratuitous sunny day photo!
The other thing I'd like to say is that the staff were really friendly and helpful and did not mind at all when I asked if I could take photos. The sales assistant told me many people take photos and I'm not surprised. 


  1. That is awesome, you are lucky to live so close!!!

  2. Hey Molly I don't live close ... Adelaide is a two hour flight from Brisbane! Won't get there for a while now.


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