We have a new featured member: the fabulous Diver! Heer are some of the fabulous projects Diver's posted on the PBW board:
When and why did you begin making purses, bags, and wallets?
I started making purses about 10 years ago, my first project was a patchwork corduroy bag without a pattern. I didn't even make a lining. I constructed most of my bags without patterns for a long time. Once I found craftster, I followed a few tutorials (The Jordy Bag square bottom purse) and applied my newfound skills to my pattern free purse making.
How long have you been sewing?
My mother taught me how to hand sew when I was younger, but I didn't start using a machine until about 12 years ago
What type of sewing machine do you have?
I have a Bernina Artista and I love it!
Do you have any tips for anyone looking to make their first bag?
2014 started off with a bang here on the PBW board. There were so many lovely projects. Here are a few favorites, as chosen by your votes in the 'This Rocks' button and my own personal preference. They are in no particular order.
So with all the cold, snowy weather we've been having lately, I had the urge to make something pretty and spring-like.
After checking the coming trends, I settled on one focus: nuts. Unfortunately, I'm a teacher and with all the peanut allergies, I couldn't wear a nut to school. However, I found a solution: a packing peanut.
Using 3 strands of turquoise embroidery floss and some beads and stones I had squirreled away, I centered the peanut in the place of honor. I think it turned out great, and will definitely be something that will get noticed!
The last quarter of 2013 was chock full of amazing projects here on the PBW boards. It was hard to choose only a few to feature, but here they are. They were chosen by your votes in the 'This Rocks' button and by my own personal preference. They are in no particular order!
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Group 1 - blupaisan to cmarion3, Helcura cmarion3 to blupaisan, Helcura Helcura to blupaisan, cmarion3 Group 2 - blupaisan to Onyxnox, vincentvanbuck Onyxnox to blupaisan, vincentvanbuck vincentvanbuck to blupaisan, Onyxnox Group 3 - blupaisan to kosmicgirl, michelleandbean kosmicgirl to blupaisan, michelleandbean michelleandbean to blupaisan, kosmicgirl Group 4 -kaz814 to Helcura, stellou Helcura to kaz814, stellou stellou to kaz814, Helcura Group 5 - kaz814 to kosmicgirl, vincentvanbuck kosmicgirl to kaz814, vincentvanbuck vincentvanbuck to kosmicgirl, kaz814
It's beginning to be that time of year again! And this time, the Reusing, Recycling and Recrafting Board has a challenge for YOU. What sort of holiday decorations (Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Yule, New Year's, etc.) can you create from recycled materials?
To be eligible, the final project should be at least 50% recycled. More reused items=better! Let's save the earth while we make our homes prettier! Not only will we leave a beautiful world to our children, but we might inspire others to do the same. (Please note, we're on the honor system with this. I won't be checking, but the whole point is reusing and recycling!)
Here are the details for the challenge:
During the week of December 1st through December 7th (until 11:59 pm, Eastern) you can post pictures of your entry. As it's impossible to know if your entry is 100% original, if you're inspired by someone else's project, please give that person a shout out!
Voting will open on December 8th and run for one week. Voting will take place right here and the first place winner (US or non-US) will get Eco-Craft: Recycle Recraft Restyle by Susan Wasinger.
TO ENTER DURING THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, START A NEW THREAD ON THE Reusing, Recycling, Recrafting: CHALLENGE ENTRIES BOARD BY CLICKING ON "NEW TOPIC" AND UPLOADING YOUR PICTURES! GOOD LUCK!
There has been some discussion on the FOC board (thanks, bookstorebabe and Onyxnox) about starting up a Reusing/Recycling/Recrafting craftalong, so here it is!
The idea is that each month, we'll have a reused/repurposed/recycled item that we'll use in our crafting or we'll have a theme around which you can recycle anything your heart desires! Crafts can be posted in this thread and on the board they'd usually go under so everyone can share in the recrafting goodness!