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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Fish and turtle bags/clutches on: January 22, 2010 11:41:57 AM
So after lurking for about 2 years, I'm finally making my first post and sharing some of the results of of all the inspiration I've gathered from you lovely folks!



I made these little guys for two of my friends for Xmas last year- there were a few animal-based bags that were featured awhile back (like a fish pencil case) that caught my eye, and since my friends and I are all ocean-nerds I decided on creating clutches in the shape of a sea turtle and a fish for them.

I wanted to make them big enough to be used as a clutch or small bag, so I based the bodies off of Amy Butler's Stash and Dash Bag pattern with a little modification for the fish to make it more pointy.  I added on the extra details, came up with the straps, and ta-da! I hope you like them!

The turtle


The turtle's face


Inside the turtle


The fish


The fish's face


Inside the fish


Thanks for looking!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Finally a dress for myself on: January 21, 2010 12:18:55 PM
great job! It's super cute!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Bucketloads of T-shirt Reconstructions! on: January 21, 2010 12:05:48 PM
these are all so amazing! I love the cross-over top of the glow-in-the-dark and moon tees. Definitely a lot of inspiration for my pile of tees I've been meaning to do something with!
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 46 ENTRIES / Re: UP Inspired Gingerbread House for Big Brothers, Big Sisters Auction on: January 21, 2010 11:59:38 AM
amazing work!  I am in awe of your patience and dedication to all the details of the house
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Jellyfish/Octopus Woodburned Wooden Spoons on: January 21, 2010 11:53:12 AM
super cute!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Tentacle Scarf on: January 21, 2010 11:40:01 AM
amazing!!  I love the detail of the suckers
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Tree of Life Wall Quilt on: January 21, 2010 11:15:53 AM
Wow, so stunning!  I love the simplicity
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Daydreams Quilt on: January 21, 2010 11:10:36 AM
great colors!  after looking at the tutorial, I am definitely putting this on my to-do list!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Quilty Quacky laptop sleeve (now with instructions!) on: January 21, 2010 11:03:33 AM
loveLOVE the fabrics! the quilting around the ducks is super cute.
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: TUTORIAL: Make a Lined Zippered Pouch on: January 21, 2010 11:00:26 AM
Just adding to the mountains of thanks for putting this tute together! super helpful in getting over my zipper anxiety!
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