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221  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Shoulder Purse on: March 28, 2011 09:48:38 AM
This was actually supposed to be a cardigan Cheesy. And it was supposed to be made for my sister by Christmas. But sadly I didn't make it in time Sad. So I decided I would finish the cardigan and give it to her for her birthday (March) instead. After the craziness of Christmas presents, though, I took about a month off of crocheting. When I got back to the project, and got to shaping the armholes, I got completely lost. I just couldn't figure out what the pattern (http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/aruna/aruna.html) wanted me to do!!! Then after much deliberation in my head, I decided not to finish Sad

But……….I didn’t really know what to do with this piece. I didn’t want to unravel it because the design was really pretty, so I decided to fold it and put it away until I was more experienced in making cardigans. I folded it in half and then ding!!!! I had an idea. “I will make it into a bag!!!!” :







I sewed a bow on the outside first then sewed a nice soft fabric ( I found in Hancock Fabrics) on the inside (I hand-sewed it with a color thread matching the color of the purse). Once that was done I folded the piece in half and sewed the edges except the top. My mom and I went to the Thrift Store to find the handle and after many "not the right color"s, we found it. The bad thing is that we had to buy the bag attached to it as well but that became a part of her gift too. Since I have no idea how to sew on a zipper, my mom did it for me instead. I didn't get to take a picture of it afterwards though. But in overall, I'm really happy on how this turned out Cheesy
222  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Monster Art Totes for Preschoolers on: March 28, 2011 09:21:44 AM
How cute!!! The colors are fantastic!
223  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Upcycled Magazine Pages turn into a Pretty Picture on: March 28, 2011 09:20:51 AM
Amazing!!! Great idea!!
224  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Matchboxes on: March 28, 2011 09:19:01 AM
These are SO COOL!!! :O
225  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: My Halloween in Wonderland Wedding (INCREDIBLY PICTURE HEAVY!! I mean it!!) on: March 28, 2011 09:12:02 AM
Fantastically unique Cheesy
226  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: tea cup sewing organizer with tea bag thread catcher on: March 28, 2011 09:09:57 AM
This is amazing!!! And fantastically adorable Smiley
227  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My Daughter's Forest Nursery on: March 28, 2011 09:08:16 AM
I love the theme of the nursery!! The little animals on the pillow are adorable Cheesy
228  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: I've got a tree growing in my foyer and it's bringing in SPRING!! on: March 28, 2011 09:06:26 AM
I'm in love with how you made the leaves!!! Simply magnificent!!!
229  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: A Seuss Nursery OR The Lazy Parents Guide to Decorating on: March 28, 2011 09:04:48 AM
It's so colorful!!! Dr. Seuss is perfect for growing up Cheesy
230  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Nintendo coffee table *extremely pic heavy* on: March 28, 2011 08:59:58 AM
Woah!!! Awesome overload right here!! Awesome Job!!
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