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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Travel in style! on: November 14, 2008 04:41:02 PM
In preparation for me and hubby's anniversary trip to San Francisco I wanted to make a fun bag to take on the trip. Not only that but the wonderful airline charges per checked bag, so I'm protesting and made a carry-on-friendly bag to carry all my goods. I was inspired by Logsio's travel bag, but I made mine bigger (maximum carry on size of 22x14x9), added more features too like outer zipper pockets and what not.

It took me forever to make, but it is a labor of love. Oh yeah, I also made a matching toiletry case. It's a good size too (8x6x5). Thanks for looking.  Cheesy

















Look at all the towels I could stuff in my bag!

2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Another diaper bag-I'm keeping this one for myself! heehee on: August 11, 2008 12:01:31 PM
So I made a pattern loosely based on the amy butler weekender which I love so much. It's much smaller though and is just...different. I just turned it inside out so all the timtex is still all funky making it look lopsided. Also the inside features some pockets, a zippered compartment, and a key lanyard. It's also not as neon orangey as the picture shows (can't figure out my new camera).
I figure once my baby outgrows his diaper bag he can use it as a cool overnight bag when he's spending the night at grandma's or a friend.

Thanks for looking! Smiley








3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / "Desk Deli" Lunch bag on: June 02, 2008 07:24:20 PM
Got this pattern from quiltsillustrated and LUUUUV it! I call it my "Earth Bag". Don't the colors look really earthy?
Anyways this is a perfect lunch bag for anyone interested in it. It holds a ton of stuff and has LOTS of pockets on the inside for silverware, ice packs, energy bars, etc. Also has matching napkin, yay! What do you think?







4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Shag rug = Beach tote on: May 01, 2008 04:23:51 PM
Thanks to Craftster I've been looking at everything in new ways and trying to find new uses for things. Well I picked up a $10 shag rug from Walmart recently and thought to turn it into a tote. It was kinda funky so I figured a beach/pool tote would be a safe bet.
The swimming frogs interior fabric I got at JoAnn's and was so happy it worked so well with the rug/bag. Me and my boys are ready for summer!! (PS- Out here in AZ it's already in the 90s  Wink )

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5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Mini bowling ball bag (img hvy) on: April 22, 2008 09:29:44 AM
So I am always trying to make the perfect diaperbag and came up with this bag. I just made a weekender so I drew a couple ideas from that bag combined with a bowling ball bag shape. It is small (12X11) so it could be a purse or a small diaper bag. I will use it for the latter. Next time I need to interface it since it's a little baggier than I like.
Thanks for looking  Smiley









6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Best way to learn to crochet? on: April 20, 2008 11:11:09 PM
I desperately want to learn to crochet. I almost bought a book the other day that claims to teach you, but when I flip through the book it just looks like latin and way too hard to try to learn from just reading. Am I wrong? Is it really easy to learn from a book? Should I get a DVD? Or join a class? I would join a class but I've got two little ones and a husband who's never home to watch them.

Any ideas? Personal experiences?

PS- Not lucky enough to have any friends or family members who know how either.
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My Amy Butler Weekender Travel Bag on: April 18, 2008 10:52:36 AM
I've been wanting to do one for so long after seeing the hundreds of beautiful ones here and on the web. So here's mine! I will concur with everyone else and say, yes, this bag was TOUGH! But SO worth it in the end! I can't wait to use it next month!
The outside is a medium weight fabric I got at a Joann's going out of business. And the inside is a wonderful black suede! I didn't add any extra pockets inside, but I will be making a toiletry bag to match.
Thanks for looking!  Grin



8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My cassette wallet on: April 02, 2008 09:16:09 PM
I've seen the expensive commercial ones and thought $43 no way! Then I saw Freepepper's version (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=222019.0) and liked it much better.

Well here's mine. I LOVE IT!!! It has a real 80's feel to it  Cheesy  It was a MAJOR pain in the butt to sew the coin purse part. I just made my own template. It's a little uneven on one side but you can't tell...






9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Patchwork purse/tote finished on: April 01, 2008 12:23:59 PM
This bag was REALLY easy!!! It was from a See & Sew pattern B4839. The pattern is a Fat quarters pattern, so you could just use fat quarters to make this bag, or you could just use some fabric scraps to use as the patchwork.
A couple things I will add is the pattern doesn't say anything on the outside of the bag about purchasing a magnetic snap to use to close the purse, but in the instructions it tells you to put it on. Luckily I had one. I'm sure you could use velcro or a button or whatever you had. I just thought that was weird.

Anyways, here's the bag. It turned out really cute! I can't wait to use it!  Cheesy





I also added a divided pocket. The instructions didn't have one. . .
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Sanitary Stasher on: March 26, 2008 11:25:45 PM
Wallet that holds a few pads (and tampons if you wanted to sew a couple slots).
Yeah I copied this idea, but how could I not?! It looked so incredibly easy (and not to mention I wasn't going to dish out $31). Anyways here is the original idea:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9841547

Here's mine. I LOVE it! It's like a must have now that I have it.  Cheesy








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