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21  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / "A" Cosmetics Bag on: April 19, 2011 05:42:40 PM
Made this for my 8 year-old sister (Alice, hence the "A") using queenofdiy's tutorial http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176509.0
I added the design + made the extra pocket before putting the rest together.

Tell me what you think =)







22  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Crochet hook roll on: April 17, 2011 05:02:58 PM
Today I was feeling a bit "meh" and instead of working on my main sewing project (right now, a summer dress for my trip to Cuba), I wanted to do a little quickie of a thing. Since I've been needing a nice way to store my crochet hooks, this roll was born =D
Took from 30min to 1 hour to make. Comments and Critiques are welcome =)





23  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Soda Can Earrings on: March 21, 2011 07:15:09 PM
It's been a while I haven't made jewelry and I've missed it =P Ahhh all the opportunities (especially for up-cycling!)



I made these out of a really stylish ice-tea can that sells here in Montreal (and probably elsewhere, I just don't know). It's two pieces of "can" glued together, then cut into the desired shape and matched with some glass beads.



Somehow, my picture refuses to stay upright... but you get the idea.



C & C are always welcome!
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Button Leg-warmers on: March 20, 2011 09:02:03 PM
This is my first knitting project and I'm so proud of it! Spring is in the air here in Montreal and I'm loving walking around in my new leg-warmers =D



I knit a simple rectangle and then sew it together to make the tubes. The buttons are purely decorative (Oh how I LOVE decorative buttons) because I didn't want the hassle of making button-holes (that will be for a later project).



Close up of the button


Rocking off my outfit!


I knit these a lot faster than I expected (in a couple of weeks of on and off knitting). I think what kept me motivated was the warm weather approaching, I was determined to wear them before it got too warm... Success!

I love the fact that I can wear these with low boots, open shoes (as in photo) converse, etc. =D

C & C are welcome!
25  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / iPad case on: March 02, 2011 11:15:57 AM
My boyfriend wants to give his mom an iPad 2 for her birthday, but since her birthday is the 10th of March but the new iPad is still not out, this poses a problem.
So I made a case for it, and we'll slip in a paper "iPad" with a note saying that it's on it's way =D
I really hope it fits!

Tell me what you think









26  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Polka-dot summer bag on: February 26, 2011 08:55:52 PM
I started this bag back in the summer when my sewing skills were very elementary (not to say I'm a professional now, but I'm getting better =D) and gave it up. Now I decided to finish it, which called for quite a bit of re-doing. It's finally done and I'm supper hyped about using it (even though it doesn't match my poofy winter coat)!

Front




Back




Inside Pockets


Comments and critique are welcome!
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / HELP! Winter coat torn, best way to fix? on: January 31, 2011 08:22:50 PM
Fellow crafsters, I need your help! It's not so much sewing as fixing.
The outer layer of my coat got torn today (that part was 100% polyester, the shiny type)




I'm wondering what would be the best way to fix this?
A patch? sewing? glue? sewing then glue? varnish???

Thanks in advance!
28  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Jazzy Wallet - now with TUTORIAL LINK on: January 23, 2011 05:22:45 PM
My first wallet!



Inspired by http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369533.0 and changed to fit my needs.

I was amazed at the amount of measuring, calculating, planning, re-planing, and on-the-go fixes this took! This gave my brain cells some long-needed exercise. But despite (and in a way, thanks to) all the complications, I had a LOT of fun making this.


12 card slots


Change pocket with zipper




magnetic clasp



Here is the link to the tutorial you guys have all been patiently waiting for!
http://newspaperboat.blogspot.com/2011/01/wallet-tutorial.html
Thanks for all the lovely comments and all the interest!
Feel free to ask any questions and show me what you're come up with!
29  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Best fabric for a wallet? on: January 18, 2011 06:58:54 AM
I want to make a wallet, but I don't really have any sturdy fabric on-hand.
I wanted to ask if anyone had suggestions, before going to buy.

Also, should I have an "outer" and "inner" fabric or just stick to one?

Thanks!
30  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Simple and practical e-book reader case on: January 17, 2011 07:37:49 PM
This is my first crafster project post, and I'm pretty excited! =D

This is an e-book reader case that I made out of an agenda cover. (Unfortunately, pictures are links, because I'm new)



Very easy and fast to make (the longest part is finding an agenda cover the appropriate size) and has a very nice end-result feel. I open it like a book and don't need to take it out to read.

Step 1:
Find a hard-cover outdated agenda (outdated simply because it costs less) or any other book that you can spare the size of your e-book and with a pattern or texture you like.
Step 2:
Take out the paper part, you'll only be needing it's cover. In my case, this was really simple because it was a slip-on cover. If it's not, simply rip out the pages.
Step 3:
Secure your e-book to the outer-side or the cover. If, like in my case, you found a slip-on cover, simply cut out the desired curve to be able to slip in your e-book in place of the agenda. If not, you will have to create corners to secure it. This can be done by sewing on or securely gluing on elastics (diagonally, at the corner of your cover); by finding large photo-corners; or by making the corners out of a nice solid cardboard or fabric. Personally, I think elastic bands would be your best bet.
Step 4:
Secure your e-book to the inner-side of the cover. The way I did it should work in most cases, simply secure an elastic band to the cover and slip your device in.
Step 5:
If you wish, add something on the opposite side of the cover: a photo, notepad, even a mini pocket folder! I glued a piece of cardboard under my notepad, because the book-cover itself was not hard cover and I wanted an extra protection to come over the screen when it is folded.
Step 6:
If you book cover has no way of closing on it's own (some come with clasps or close shut with magnets) then you can easily attach an elastic band to do the job.

Voila, your custom-made, unique and personalized case is now complete!








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