zipper pulls for little hands

little tikes and zippers don’t always go hand in hand, especially if the zipper tab is tiny. we have been using zipper pulls around here and made some new ones when i was inspired on instagram by @kelbysews when she posted these hexi coasters.



before we were using fabric buttons with a hook attached to the back. the assembly on that is pretty quick.




for the hexagons i followed Kelly’s instagram tutorial. found here.

i used a smaller hexagon to make the zipper pull. about 2 inches across for the finished hexagon. i also added a tab so the hook or key chain could be attached.


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these little guys are pretty addicting to make.


also, please bear with me as i work on my photo editing skills. 😉




hello, my friend

after a long unintentional break, i am back to nourish this neglected blog. a lot has happened since the last time i have posted so here is a brief update!

we moved to las vegas!

the end.

ha! if only it was that short and sweet…. my husband (jake), son (bronson) and i moved to follow my husband’s job. we have been here for about 2 months and we are loving it. it is a huge change from our home in Wisconsin but we are looking forward to getting to know the area better and to not freeze our behinds off in the winter!

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so, what does that mean for this little ol’ blog? hopefully more attention! after a decision between my husband and me, we decided it would be best if i would stay home with our now 2 year old son. now that i do not have a full time teaching job, bronson and i have more time together to play, explore our new city and have loads of time for kid and momma projects!!

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i have a lot of ideas brewing and i plan on sharing it all with you! i have been working on a few things, some quick projects that are ready to be shared and some longer projects that are still in the works.

check back here soon or follow me on instagram @stacyvaughn for updates!


bag of the month club – march bag

I joined the bag of the month club because I like to make bags. And $35 for 6 bag patterns is a steal. It is the fourth month and I have only made one of the bags :-/ … Anna from Noodlehead is the designer of the Campfire Messenger Bag. I actually made it before it came out (March) to test the pattern for her. I love it though!! It still needs snaps. And I need to get that done asap in order to use it this summer. I think it is the perfect size, not too big and not too small. And it has an over the shoulder strap which is a MUST for me for an everyday purse!

Details about the Bag of the Month Club here. It is not too late to join!

grey – Robert Kaufman Essex yarn dyed linen blend in steel
green – Kona Cotton Solid in grasshopper (i think!)
yellow – Cotton and Steel Basics in dandelion
inside lining white with black polka dots – Hobby Lobby


Antique Brass Donut Pull Metal Zipper 7 Inch White – zipit 

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