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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Clothesline Beach Bag!! (IMG heavy) on: January 14, 2010 01:14:18 PM
I first saw this method from the book "It's A Wrap" (http://www.amazon.com/Its-Wrap-Sewing-Fabric-Baskets/dp/156477662X).  So addicting. 

I took the bowl/bag idea a step further to create a huge beach bag (probably a little too big, but I just couldn't stop).  I was able to bring it on the plane as a carry on and put it under the seat in front of me.  

Turned out a little more 'watermelony' looking that I had hoped, but it's summery!!!

I wish I had pictures as i was doing it, when I got to the end of sewing it, my head was inside the bag just to hold it up....actually pretty challenging.

a little misshapen from storage...











Enjoy Smiley





2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Bedazzled Plunger on: January 13, 2010 10:20:10 PM
that's so cool!!! (never thought i's be saying that about a plunger......)

and LOL to the 'disco stick' comment... Wink
3  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Creative ways to incorporate patches? on: January 13, 2010 09:39:28 PM
So..posted this in a different area but realized that it probably makes more sense here (sorry!)

My grandfather passed away a month ago and in going through his things we found a box of patches (TONS) from various awards he has won throughout the years.

As a sort of remembrance for the family I wanted to make a quilt or something incorporating the patches in a crafty way but have not come up with any ideas yet  

So just asking (OK -- borderline begging...) if anyone can think of anything creative I can do, possibly even something other than a quilt; the quilt just came to mind first.  Any help you can give is greatly appreciated!!!   Cheesy
4  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Magazines / Clippings / Etc on: January 13, 2010 08:56:02 PM
I cannot wait to show my mom this....she is continually trying to convince me to throw out the boxes and boxes of magazines I have saved throughout the years...only to find out that I'm not alone in the magazine hoarding business!!!!! Woo hoo! Smiley

After breaking my leg I slowly started going through mine and pulling out the articles I wanted to keep and organized them into a binder...well 4 binders later and a healed leg (aka no more sitting in bed/no attention span!) i need to come up with something new...

love the idea of making envelopes...
did the magnet thing (my friends all make fun of how many I have, yet they all seem to want a set.....haha)
mod podge everything....
love making magazine beads...
still attempting to successfully make a magazine bowl!

i love, love, love that there are others out there like me...  Grin
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Origamic Architecture Pencil Holder on: January 13, 2010 11:09:35 AM
w o w
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: Baby Shower for My Sister-In-Law! on: January 12, 2010 09:43:39 PM
really impressive!!!

LOVE the game...never heard of that one! hilarious. 
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Plate on: January 11, 2010 09:09:10 AM
ooooooo! I love it! The kids I am student teaching love this book -- great idea!  Grin
8  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: glaze experiments. on: January 11, 2010 09:03:38 AM
Beautiful!!!  I would love to have these hanging on my Christmas tree. 

Great job!
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Watercolor Stencil Portrait + TUTORIAL on: January 10, 2010 06:15:22 PM
This is simply gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial!  Now I just need to figure out where I can get masking fluid asap....too impatient to wait for it if I order it online!
10  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Upcycled sweater boots (w/mini tutorial!) on: January 09, 2010 08:52:29 PM
WOW!!!!!! I really thought these were store bought.  Amazing job...they look really well made too.  One question, how does the hot glue hold up after some time?

Definitely digging through old sweaters tomorrow and attempting to make a pair.

Thanks for the tutorial  Cool
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