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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Zipper pocket tutorial (messenger bag & jordy bag) on: January 04, 2005 06:53:33 AM
Sewpixie,

just wanted to say thanks again for this great tutorial which I just used in a bag i'm making- very good instructions and pictures- you've found your callling, Girl!

xErin
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Jordy Bag - Square Bottomed Lined Bag Tutorial on: November 30, 2004 08:54:39 AM
I have made several Jordy bags since finding this tutorial (I'll prove it when I get some pics!) but I can't get my straps to look good. They always have an exposed edge that frays and looks icky.
I need to get some stiffer interfacing, too.

I feel your pain, mnwild- I find straps difficult too- they're never very even and there's always a little bit showing- sometimes I just use something creative - like wide twill tape (like a thick ribbon) or webbing (like seatbelt stuff) to get around the whole turning them inside out etc- keep in mind that the stiffer the interfacing you use in the handles, the harder those little buggers are going to be to turn- especially if your handles are thin and long.  good luck.
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: make up bag on: September 15, 2004 04:32:51 AM
your bag looks great, poordumbird- you really shouldn't sound all apologetic! It's great! not that i'm any better on the self-effacing respect but man, we ladies should give it a rest- that's what these forums are for.

wanted to also point out that there is an existing tutorial for making a lined bag with a zipper, try using the search thingie- I think comfits was the author. 

xBA


4  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Re: rotary drills on: July 29, 2004 05:54:30 AM
thanks for the heads-up, gemjams- i'm so there!

x
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: My "French Maid-ish" Outfit on: July 15, 2004 12:48:50 PM
that is wicked! you look great! I'm sure you'll have lots of offers of houses to clean, uh hum. I feel your 5 hour pain wth pleats.
6  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Re: supplier of clock movements? on: July 06, 2004 10:11:54 AM
Hi Debzy,

don't know if you're still searching for clock bits but here's a couple links i found recently when after the same thing- I can't vouch for either site as I've yet to order so do give feedback if you wind up using them- seems to only be cheap if one buys in bulk which is a bit of a bummer. 

http://www.craftmaterialsupplies.co.uk/acatalog/everglades_Seiko_Quartz_Movements_for_Metal_Hands_8.html

(sorry don't kno how to shorten links!)

also try:

http://www.clockwiseuk.co.uk/index.html
7  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Re: Seaside towns rule for supplies on: July 06, 2004 09:59:22 AM
I'm getting psyched for a sojourn to W-S-M! Who would've known!

8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Men's Ties / Neckties on: July 05, 2004 02:40:47 PM
And as ties are naturally cut on the bias they make great bias tape substitute, especially the silk ones.
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Record Journal, but a different sort... on: July 05, 2004 02:24:35 PM
That's ace, plum-wine- and welcome.

Oh, go on, tell us your tricks of the trade. Did you use grommets in your holes?
10  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What to do with dryer sheets? on: July 05, 2004 02:22:38 PM
I've used new ones as interfacing in coinpurses etc- something that doesn't need to be to stiff, or with appliques.....

....but even better, I stopped using them altogether by just throwing in a washrag or face cloth with a bit of diluted softner (need to dilute or it can stain). Works a treat. 
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