I made this bag for my friend's birthday. I'm not much of an embroiderer, my hands just can't take too much of it, so most of this is machine sewn. I used lots of patches, paint, beads etc. My favorite part is the strap. I used the straps and buckles(?) from an old pair of overalls because I wanted the strap a bit longer and I LOVE how it turned out. Now I just hope she likes it as much...
I made this for my friend's birthday. She is a volunteer for SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival) and totally flipped out over it! Its pretty simple,I already had the wood with the holes pre-drilled. So I just looped some of this braided green cord through and tied it off. The logo is reversed on either side so she can wear it how she likes on any given day.
I made this for my friend's birthday last month. This is something he says...A LOT. His apt. is done in red and black, so I just took some red fabric, ironed on the letters, and wrapped it around a piece of cardboard. There's a piece of black felt glued to the back to cover the edges, but I forgot to get a pic. The "frame" is actually the door to an old jewelry box, I just took out the glass and painted it gloss black. There's no hanger, because I'm lazy.
I made this Edward Scissorhands woodburning based on a simplified/tweaked version one of the movie posters. I had the wood for quite a while and I knew I wanted it to run up/down, so it was hard to find an image that I liked and would fit. I wasn't sure about splitting him in 1/2 lengthwise like I did, but I am super happy with how he turned out. The wood is stained with watercolor paint and then lightly sealed with Thompson's wood seal.
My sister's birthday was a couple of days ago, and since she is way into Dr. Who I made her a TARDIS purse/tote.
I used the basic insructions from this tute: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=51187.0 and changed the sizes a bit. Not being a Dr. Who fan myself, I was worried whether I got the details right. But she seemed to really like it. The light on the top has velcro on both sides for a clasp of sorts. Anyhoo, onto the pics!
The red on the bottom of the bag in this one is just a piece of loose string that got stuck to it, its not attached.
So, I'm not sure if this is the right spot for this, but it didn't seem to fit anywhere else. Mods feel free to move it.
My Grams just had her 80th birthday. I wanted to make her something pretty, but also something she needed. My Aunt (who is her caregiver) suggested that she could use a bag to hang on the rail of her hospital bed for used tissues etc. This is what I came up with, her favorite color is blue and she loves butterflies. It's fully lined, machine washable, has adjustable velcro straps and a pocket on the front for her to keep her sudoku books etc in.
Pocket (not sure if you can see, but the button on the bow is a butterfly, too):
Our house is only carpeted in the bedrooms, otherwise its hardwood or tile. That's fine for us, but our dog on the other hand spins out on the slick floors all the time. Usually its just kind of amusing, but on occasion she slips and hurts herself. Never anything serious, but still, I don't want my little girl laid up so I've been making rugs. I made this one a few weeks ago http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=386277.msg4569034#msg4569034 and made this first one the same way:
This second one I totally winged. I had to trim around the edges of the bottom piece to make it match because the patch work somehow wanted to get wider as I went along. I'm looking forward to seeing how this looks after a few washings, I left the edges free so they would fray. :
And a shot of my inspiration enjoying the red rug :
For the longest time my hubby and I have had an old Jack Daniels flag as our kitchen curtain. There was no rod when we moved in, so we tacked it up as a temporary fix (the sun blasts in that window in the afternoon and the kitchen gets HOT.) Of course, as often happens, it got left up way to long. So when we found a really nice curtain rod (still in the package and with all its hardware) for $2.99 at a thrift store, I figured it was time to finally make some curtains. I already had the John Deere fabric, the brown lace I used for loops, and the white I used to line them. Sorry there's no before pic, but trust me - you ain't missing much.
I made this for the Ancient Cultures Swap. My partner has now posted in the swap gallery, so I figure its ok to show this off to the rest of you.
I took plain white cotton, dyed it with tea, stenciled Bast, used a styrofoam block to stamp the border and strap, used a potato to stamp the inside and used a tweaked version (I made it inside out for example) of this tute, http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=51187.0 (I love the adjustable strap!!) to put it together.
The whole bag:
Inside(and probably the best color representation):
You can't really tell in these pics, but all of the gold/turquoise jewelry and her eye are glittery.
I made this for my partner in the Ancient Cultures Swap. Now that she has received and posted in the swap gallery I thought it would be OK to show off one of my favorite pieces here.
I burned Isis, then added red and blue glass from a mosaic kit, nailed gold leaves and beads to the corners, painted the nail heads blue, painted the sides black and added the hanger and some yellow foam sheets to the back so as not to mar her walls.
I don't remember the exact size, but I think its approx 9.5"x4.5" (or so):
Semi-close-up of wing:
I'm really proud of it, and my partner likes it too -WIN!