As soon as school gets out for break, I always go mental from the sudden shift from having mountains of homework, to having absolutely nothing to do besides work at my lame-oid retail job.
So here is a bag that resulted from the chronic need-to-do-stuff-constantly-disease that college has permanently given me.
It's an odd bag, and I have no clue how I made it, since I just started sewing, and kept adding things and adjusting until I decided that it was done. It's lined and has all kindsa pockets, inside and out, including a little zip inside pocket, and some pen-holding slits.
But anyways, I like it because it reminds me of some kind of misfit granny who shops at flea markets and wears macaroni jewellery that her grandchildren made in pre-school.
The strap is knit out of this odd nylon "yarn" that I got at value village for about 50 cents. Super stylin' nylon!
mgenevieve made a really awesome bag and tutorial here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49030.0 that I loved, and since I am so incredibly bored and thus crafty, I tried it out. I ended up with a super nifty bag that is rather grandma-esque (which is gold-star good, in my books.)
The only changes I made to mgenevieve's pattern were the size, the lining and inside pocket. I also added some jazzy stitching all over, and some ribbon on the strap.
I'll be adding a zipper (you can see the pre-zipper flappies in the pics), as soon as I can get my lazy tush down to walmart.
This baby's coming with me on my first day of school, which is on MONDAY. Cripes.
Yaye! I started this a few days ago, and have been working on it a ton... It is probably the nicest thing I have ever sewn! I wanted to make a clutch-like, old-fashioned wallet, so I could feel like a hip old granny (I'm only 21, but Grannies are my fashion idols.) I think I might hold a country costume ball in my back yard in the spring time.
I "plasticized" the fabric using acrylic gel, so that it is shiny, and sturdier, and collaged on some cut-out flowers. There is tons of space for money and credit cards and receipts, and the coin purse is fully lined (with un-plasticized fabric) and zippered!
Here are some pictures of it.
I'm thinking of selling it, and I might make another one with different fabric. Thanks for lookin', ladies and gents!
I made some stuff this week... with no school, I am a bored little lady, with lots of spare time for crafty things. I'm just starting to make my own scarves, so they are pretty simplistic, but I like them anywhoo.
A loverly neck warmer... just hand sewn together in the middle to make a collar shape... it is SO warm. I like wearing it with a big huge pendant pinned to it.
I only have one set of knitting needles, a 6 1/2. They seem to be a good standard tight-knit size.
Annddd Using my handy dandy knifty knitter, I made this super easy shrug thang. It's sort of like the "Thneed" from that Dr. Suess story... it can be worn a bunch of different ways.
and finally, I didn't knit this, but I thought I'd throw this in... It was a hoody that never fit very well, that turned into a hooded scarfy thing!