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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Stenciled Jordy! on: April 13, 2004 06:53:39 PM
so since i'm addicted to making these jordy bags, Thought i'd share my two lastest..

I got this thick fabric at walmart, in the remnant bin, which i'm normally not fond of because it's usually a rip off.
Anyhow this fabric is white and furry on one side, and on the other side it's really rough and almost vinyl-y. I have no idea what it is.. But i got enough to make these two purses for 25 cents!!!!! Can you belive that???!?!

On to the pictures.. This first one is a purse I made for a friend of mine.. Complete with skull and star appliques.

detail




And here is one i just finsished for myself, Same design as the first, Just a tad taller, With an added stencil!!


i am so in love with this thing!!

I put plastic canvas in the bottoms of the purses, And they stand up just perfect!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Keyboard wrist Rest on: April 12, 2004 12:49:42 AM
Just wanted to share my ingenious idea.. haha

So everytime I've been to walmart I've caught myself drooling over these..
http://www.cleansweepsupply.com/pictures/standard/cfel0273.jpg

Your basic gel wrist rest = $19.95

Me being poor and a student realized hey.. I can make that!

So it's not gell but here it is in all it's glory..

http://img32.photobucket.com/albums/v95/buytradesell/wrist.jpg

Excuse the dirty keyboard!
http://img32.photobucket.com/albums/v95/buytradesell/wrist2.jpg

All I did was cut two peices on fabric the same size, into a shape of about what I remebered them looking like, and made it a little shorter than my keyboard, sewed it, leaving a hole for the rice, Then turned it inside out, Which wasn't as bad as I had imagined!! Then i filled it with rice and sewed the hole up.

I am very pleased and my wrists are happy...

I suppose if i did some research on the net someone probably already makes these.. But it brightened up my Easter Wink
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / POSTCARD SWAP!! **CLOSED* on: March 28, 2004 02:51:06 PM
Okay! I really want this to go over well, And it should because postcards are el cheapo to ship, And still tons of fun!

How about everyone Send out to the next person that signs up, And the last person sends to me since I will send out first??

I would like these postcards to be random, Made by you, handmade, re decorated, altered, a part of a ceral box, a peice of cardboard.. Whatever says something about you!

Okay I guess I'm first!!

[address removed]

If you want to participate just post your addy and I will add it to the list.. Or would you rather PM me, i make the list and then Pm you back who you send to> This all depends on how you feel about posting your addy Smiley

Thanks!! I think this will be alot of fun.

The deadline for this swap is April 10th!

Alright I have the list and I will send out PM's today, So you know where to send!!!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Mucked up shirt on: March 22, 2004 10:35:40 PM
Alright so i took my favorite shirt.. and instead of doing what i wanted.. a stencil.. i chose the short route.. iron on hell.. Well i guess i didn't do it right, and maybe my iron had muck on it? because all around the area of the iron on.. is nasty looking gray.. on a white white shirt.. BAH! I'm so depressed over this.. grrr..
So is there anything i can do to fix it? so i can wear my favorite shirt again?


will dye dye over the iron on in between the wings? I think a tea/coffee dye would look aweosme.. if it will cover right
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / tactical sewing apron on: March 22, 2004 12:16:05 AM
This didn't start out as an apron i don't even remeber what is started out as.. just remeber seeing this darling *pink* fabric in my scraps box every time i dug for fabric. No this isn't my best job.. I plan on making another good one soon.. But i thought the idea was pretty swell.
I'm always losing my scissors!! ALWAYS!! So I made myself a Tactical Sewing Apron. Heh.


That's what it looks like on


Despite the fact I look amazingly pregant here.. I promise it's just my pj's.. lol

And this is it laying out flat.


My next one i plan on making a few more pockets, and A different way of fastening.
The reason I like this is it's small and cozy and fits well when i sit.. So it's not always in my way or hanging on my knees Smiley
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Finished Floral Hobo Bag!! on: March 11, 2004 03:32:33 AM
Made my first hobo bag ever.. Pretty excited.. The bottom came out a little different than planned.. But all in all it's pretty darn cute!

My dog is such a stylin hottie! LOL Smiley Smiley
 So here are some more pics.. Feast your eyes.. Me and my dog.. At 5 in the morning.. yay!


the bag * it's huge!*

The doggie Smiley
Oh yeah and me Smiley

Not sure if thats exactlly how it's supposed to look when on the shoulder, Not my type But I'll probably put it up for sale..There's gotta be someone out there who likes hobo bags and flowers. btw: This bag is very large.. bigger than i thought it would be.. hehe

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Apron type halter top! on: March 10, 2004 02:47:50 AM
Okay so again The weather has been so nice I've decided to make some sumer-y tops! Here's my latest, I didn't use a pattern.. But judging by the way the sides cut in.. I should prolly buy one.. Smiley

check it out>>
detail



The front.

The back.





silly drawing.

Yeah sorry for all the pic-ness.. But I'm pretty proud of this baby!
8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Swoops containers on: March 08, 2004 12:04:44 AM
Just wondering if anyone else is saving these swoops containers??
don't know what i'm going to do with them..
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Drawstring skirt on: March 02, 2004 06:35:43 PM
So- This was supposed to be an easy peasy skirt that I was going to run up in like an hour.. Well that didn't happen..  Embarrassed

It looks ok.. But after i put the drawstring in and put it on.. I notice a large "poof" in the front.. example:


Basically it's got too much fabric.. But i don't want to redo the whole thing.. because i don't have anymore of this fabric.. which my camera washed out btw.

Here is what i want it to look like


What did i do wrong? ANd is it fixable?
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / One Shoulder Tank tutorial on: March 01, 2004 08:01:48 PM
I had a great idea from a picture I had seen from almost three years ago. I love the way the one strap wraps around, plus i just love tank tops!!
Although this may not be for the bigger busted girls out there, I say go for it! Wink


http://img6.photobucket.com/albums/v19/cherriesrockmysox/shirt.jpg

and here is my shirt Smiley

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Yeah Don't  mind the ugly face making.. heh

I didn't use a pattern for this and I am a beginner sewer so take it easy on me!

Cherries.

ps. Yes I did dye my hair red! Thanks for noticing Smiley
I'm such an idiot..
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