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1  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 05/11/10 - We have 200,000 members! on: May 11, 2010 03:26:15 PM
 Smiley Yay Craftster! I loved the cork background. This website has inspired me to try many different crafts that I hadn't even thought of trying before I saw them here.
2  COOKING / Dessert / Re: "Buckeyes" or "Holy cow that tastes just like a Reese's cup" recipe w/PIX! on: March 13, 2009 03:51:16 PM
T=Tablespoon, it's usually abbreviated Tbsp but I've seen it as T as well.
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Choose Your Own Adventure (not for the faint of bandwidth) on: January 17, 2009 04:14:28 PM
Oh my goodness, this is brilliant! I used to love those choose your own adventure books. I think I may wait until it get warmer to do this-wintertime in NY, brrr...maybe I'll do it for our anniversary in August (which also gives me plenty of time to research and procrastinate, hehe).
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Tutus for the baby on: November 16, 2008 02:39:23 PM
Love them...your daughter looks so adorable in her little tutu. I would love a tute so I can make my niece a tutu.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: He's a cowboy... (or, the disaster that was supposed to be jammies) on: August 25, 2008 07:41:14 PM
That doesn't look like a disaster to me. All I see is an adorable boy in an adorable pajama shirt...that could use a few buttons ;-)
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Magazine Wristlet on: August 22, 2008 08:08:10 PM
THats great!  But Im a little confused, did you put clear tape on each strip of magazine first, or did you do the whole magazine page in tape, then cut?

I cut the strips first, then put the clear tape on. I'm making another one right now out of comic strips, I can take pictures of how I do the tape if you'd like.

Could you please do that? I'm in the process of making a purse myself as well, but every time I try to cover the strips with tape everything gets either broken (the strips) or awfully wrinkled (the tape and/or the strips).
I'm thinking of using something like modge podge now...  Undecided


Here we go. First I have my strip cut.


The sticky part of the tape is facing up, so I lay the strips with the side I want to use down. I use my rotary cutter thing as my surface because it has guidelines which make it much easier to line the strips up with the tape.


So I line the tape up with the lines and take a strip and carefully line it up on the bottom and then gently lower it down, from bottom to top.

And then I continue this until I have a whole bunch on the tape and then I'll cut it off, this way I can do a lot at a time without having to stop and cut after each one.



If you don't get it perfectly lined up with the tape, that's ok because the edges are folded in anyway. Just cut off all the excess tape.


And that's it. It's tedious but I generally do it while watching tv at the commercials.


Thank you guys so much for all the great comments, I'm glad you all like it as much as I do. :-)
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Magazine Wristlet on: August 21, 2008 09:52:26 PM
THats great!  But Im a little confused, did you put clear tape on each strip of magazine first, or did you do the whole magazine page in tape, then cut?

I cut the strips first, then put the clear tape on. I'm making another one right now out of comic strips, I can take pictures of how I do the tape if you'd like.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Magazine Wristlet on: August 21, 2008 03:26:10 PM
The zipper is sewn in. That was by far the most frustrating part, but once I got it started it was easy. You can see how to do it in the first link.
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Magazine Wristlet on: August 21, 2008 02:31:09 PM
Ok, so I had seen candy wrapper purses online and at craft fairs and always liked them. And then somehow I found some websites that showed how to make them so I went decided to make mine using magazine pages instead of candy wrappers, so I went through a few magazine and ripped out all of the (mostly) black, white or gray pages and ta daa...made a wristlet.

After I cut out all of the pieces to the right size, I covered them with clear packing tape to make the bag water resistant and so that it would be sturdier and last longer. [More info about this on page 3]


   
   
   


Here are some of the websites that I found useful:
http://www.candywrapperpurse.blogspot.com/
http://www.gumwrapper.com/build.htm
http://candywrappercrafts.blogspot.com/
10  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: quickie dress that anybody can make on: May 26, 2008 11:07:28 AM
Yeah, I understood the rest of it, I've just never made a circle skirt and so that is where the confusion was. Thank you so much. Now I just have to find some pretty fabric...  Smiley
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