A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Fanatic Friends of Craftster now have the ability to disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 304,884
Currently Running With Scissors:
436 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 12 13 [14] 15 16 17
131  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Remembering Mary Poppins....my Old-fashioned Overnighter on: April 29, 2008 03:02:10 AM
Your wonderful comments are much appreciated!   Kiss

I recently came across a book on making vintage bags and am now in the process of preparing materials so I can try out some of the beautiful patterns.  Can't wait to share them with all of you!
132  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Remembering Mary Poppins....my Old-fashioned Overnighter on: April 27, 2008 02:50:34 PM
wow, if I saw this bag in a store I would probably spend a lot of money for it... I totally envy your sewing skills!

I don't consider myself skilled at all. I'm sure you can sew a bag like this yourself!  Roll Eyes
133  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Remembering Mary Poppins....my Old-fashioned Overnighter on: April 26, 2008 08:01:39 PM
Beautiful bag!
Did you used fusible interfacing? I haven't had much luck with it. Is there a certain brand you use?


I use fusible interfacing in my bags, but am not particular as to the brand.  I find that machine-basting the outer edges help a lot as sometimes the interfacing does not stick well around that area.

Maybe somebody else can recommend a good brand?
134  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Remembering Mary Poppins....my Old-fashioned Overnighter on: April 26, 2008 05:04:01 AM
Your title caught my eye - I love Mary Poppins! 

I also love your bag, I love that fabric, it reminds me of the 1930s I think.  It looks like it's beautifully put together.  I don't know what kind of sewing machine you have but I've never dared sew anything quite so heavyweight with mine - did you have any problems with that?

I have a small, ordinary Singer sewing machine.  I simply changed the needle to one that is appropriate for heavyweight fabrics. 
135  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Remembering Mary Poppins....my Old-fashioned Overnighter on: April 26, 2008 01:09:17 AM
I've been working on an overnight bag the past few days.  My son's first impression of the bag was that it looked 'old'.  Well, that's exactly the look I was after...old-fashioned...vintage...

Here it is in different views.  I edited the photos to give it an antique feel.  Wink 









Doesn't that kind of remind you of Mary Poppins' carpet bag?  I used upholstery tapestry fabric.  First time I worked on a heavyweight fabric.  It was quite hard sewing all the layers, especially slip stitching the lining to the main bag.  But the important thing is that I've done it!  Roll Eyes

Finished bag size is 10"x18"x6".  This bag is similar to logsio's funky travel bag (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=42927.0) but it is just a bit smaller and the shape is different.  The process of making it is basically the same.  I interfaced both outer fabric and lining so the bag is quite stiff.  However, I wish I had template plastic to line the bottom.  Well, next time....

Lastly, here is the bag in full colour.



Would appreciate comments!
136  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Wonderful Japanese Fabric! on: April 23, 2008 05:15:09 AM
Found a wonderful japanese fabric over at Lincraft and immediately envisioned it as a bag.  This is what I came up with:

The front



Straps extended



Ric-rac and yoyo detail



The inside



Finished size is about 8 1/2"(along the top) by 11 1/2" (widest portion) by 3"(bottom depth).  Quite roomy.

This bag is very similar to the previous bags I recently posted here except for a bit of variation in the shape and front detail.  I see this kind of bag all over the net and they are quite expensive.  It is actually pretty easy to make and will save you a lot if you just make one for yourself.  Roll Eyes

137  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Mum's Beef Pot Roast on: April 22, 2008 05:31:09 PM
So, exuse me if  I'm being dense, but, do you actually boil the pot roast on the stove?  I've never seen it done that way

Yes, you got that right! Just simmer beef until its tender.
138  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Mouth-watering Creamy Pesto Gnocchi on: April 21, 2008 04:55:30 PM


Recently found a recipe of this lovely dish from a food magazine.  Tried it out last night and it proved to be a hit with the family.  Very easy to make and ingredients are readily available in the supermarket.  Try it!  Roll Eyes

Click here for the recipe:
http://pinoyinoz.blogspot.com/2008/04/going-italian-with-this-creamy-pesto.html
139  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Mum's Beef Pot Roast on: April 21, 2008 02:12:53 PM
I actually bused to the grocery store in the rain to buy a roast for this.  It's simmering in the pot right now!  I can't wait for dinner.  I am serving this with garlic mashed potatoes and broccoli for dinner. 


I will let you know how it goes.


You should totally post this on allrecipes.com too!

Yes, please let me know how it went.  Truthfully, I had to estimate the soy sauce and vinegar quantities.  When I cook this dish, I usually just chuck in the ingredients without thinking and it turns out alright.... Huh  I might have to adjust.

Thanks!
140  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Mum's Beef Pot Roast on: April 20, 2008 05:59:24 PM
Hi all!  I have always been posting over at the Bags Forum and thought it would be a good idea to drop by in here for a change.  This is what we had for dinner last night - my mum's Beef Pot Roast.



I just posted the recipe over in my blog.  Anyone interested can simply click on this link:

http://pinoyinoz.blogspot.com/2008/04/7-books-and-beef-pot-roast.html

Happy cooking!  Grin
Pages: 1 ... 12 13 [14] 15 16 17


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Supervillain Origins: The Green Goblin
Superhero Origins: Robin
Supervillain Origins: Doctor Octopus
Turf Author Jonathan Ross Interview
Jonathan Ross on Golden Age
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Easy Tile Coasters
Tute Tuesday: Scrabble Afghan
These Are a Few of My Favorite (Spooky!) Things

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.