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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / latest but last collection of bags on: February 13, 2006 04:43:44 AM
hi pals,

i'm back after a pretty long time. my internet service was down for about a month so in the meantime i made a few new bags to keep meself busy. now i'm just tired of these, dunno y, so thought of quitting making more bags. well, 3 r under construction right now. would post them soon. oh well, lets get on...

my cousin who just luved my store bought bag (blue one) wanted one too...


so heres my creation, she luved it sooo much. i appliqued the flowers. made a pocket in the front, one in the back and one inside.













this one's made of  black dotted vinyl, added a mirror pocket inside, this is for my cousin hafsa.







i luv this skipping bag, wanted to make it in black but couldn't find a suitable fabric, so i used dark grey instead. i luv the piping touch.


...here with inner pockets.



of all the jordy bags i've made till now, this is the best. i used a black/biege net here with red sead beads to give it a finished look.



following klinga's small handbag tut, i made this for my cousin, isma.


inspired by muchachak's embossed vinyl purse, i made these. still couldn't get a hang of it, there r some minor mistakes.

and a black one too...


last but not least a jordy bag for my niece, janita.


thanks for lookin... Smiley

Zipper Tutorial - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=79743.msg767152#msg767152
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / i ruined my bag's bottom (with 10 small pics) on: December 20, 2005 10:36:58 PM
hiya,

i saw a cute leather bag in a mag n thought of giving it a try. i took about three days to get started. it all went fine.... here's the front, made of black (slightly pebbled) vinyl. i machine stitched a flower in the front.


the back with a zipper pocket...


the top...


the zipper end...


the zipper sides...
   

the lining...


the detail...


this is the most bad part, the ruined bottom  Cry


so i thought of covering it with a cloth padding...


i was so disheartened, that i swore not to make bags for a whole week (my bro n sis were very happy at my decision). i thought of giving it to my sis-in-law but now i don't wish to give this spoiled bag to her. what do u guys think? is it worth giving as a present.

thnks for lookin.






3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / my PINK zip top bags on: December 06, 2005 12:59:48 AM
hiya girls,

i made these lovely bags recently. this one is a slouchy bag. thnx to tinafish 4 the wonderful tut. its made of flannel, my fav. fabric, so soft n cushy. i lined it with tea pink cotton fabric. no inside pockets Sad



since i luv zip top bags as things r more safe n secure, i was compelled to make this bag. i made it by adding the zipper part of the slouchy bag to the top of skipping bag. it was fun. made of thick cotton fabric n lined by the same tea pink cotton fabric i used in my slouchy bag.



this is a jordy *quilted* bag with a zip top. i used batting inside, it was a pain in the ass, seriously. made of thin cotton, so i thought of using batting to give it some shape. lined by shocking pink cotton. added a zipper pocket in this one  Cheesy


thnx for lookin Smiley
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / How to Make a PENCIL CASE in just 10 mins. (PICS FIXED) on: November 16, 2005 11:27:59 PM
finally i made myself a pencil case. had been planning about it for months. here i go...



n here's my tut...

take a piece of desired fabric, i took about 10" x 8". fold in half. cut squares at both ends of the bottoms (jordy's tip) i cut out 1.25" x 1.25" squares. also mark about 1" at top (both sides) n cut it diagonally.


when opened it'll look like this.


now u'll add the zipper. fold down the fabric about a quater inch n place it on the zipper. sew.


for sewing the other side, open the zipper completely, mark where the fabric edges meet. fold down, pin it in place n sew.


ur zipper part is done. turn wrong side out. keep the zipper half open. now sew the sides as shown.


now pinch the bottom n sew.


ur DONE! turn it right side out.


ENJOY!!

p.s any comments, questions, suggestions are most welcomed. <3
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / my bagz all in one post (with Ribbon Rose Tutorial) on: September 12, 2005 01:49:25 AM
THANKS to Funkable and thejordy for the hot tuts, i succeeded in making my lovely bag. i luv it soo much that i can't resist sharing it Grin


i used flannel for the outside n navy blue thick cotton on the inside.


incase u might want to know:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=16538.0  flap tut

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32204.0 the jordy bag

cheers.

p.s i thought of sharing all my bags in one post, saving time n space. Grin
6  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / *STRETCH MARKS* on: July 19, 2005 12:38:37 AM
Hiya gals, I got this info from a wonderful site www.pioneerthinking.com I thought of sharing these tips with ya all and I quote:

Olive Oil - by DK2THOU
Olive oil is the answer to everything! I learned from reading the Bible just how valuable olive oil is. It is so good for your body inside and out. I use it all the time in the kitchen but also also on my skin, hair and lips. I believe this is why I didn't get stretch marks when I was pregnant.

Stretch Marks - by BARBARA B/ LOS ANGELES, CA
A family member told me years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter to rub pure cocoa butter twice daily over my stomach and breasts. When my daughter was born, there were no stretch marks at all on my stomach. Now in my fifties, I've been passing this information on to my daughter, daughters of friends and anyone I knew who was pregnant. My daughter now has 3 sons and no stretch marks. But once you have stretch marks it is difficult to get rid of. The key is prevention.
Some seemed skeptical but they did it and no stretch marks. It really works.
I used to buy the Hersheys cocoa butter directly from a pharmacy.

Wish u luck... cheers.
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / FOLDER w/ tutorial on: May 24, 2005 07:09:12 PM
hi everyone,

I had a few bag patterns. Didn't knew where to store them. So I thought of making a folder for them. Here is the one I made for my sis. Didn't take pics of mine. Btw, the red one in the tut is mine.


The front, DDM is short for designing and dress making. Made this one for my sis.


The back


Inside.

And here's the tut... by me...




Hope u like it.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / mirror in pocket tutorial on: April 19, 2005 05:02:22 AM
if anyone is intrested in adding a mirror in her bag or wallet, try the tut below, hope it helps.

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=9483

ps. please does anyone know how to bring the pics to the post. i don't like adding links here.



EDITED ON 20TH APRIL TO ADD PICS.





And here is my end product:

slide the mirror in like this.



Sorry for the gritty pics, its my web cam. BTW please do share your pics when u make it. Id love to see how it looks on the bag. I just tried it on my wallet. It turned out fine.
9  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / empty can fun on: April 19, 2005 04:34:00 AM
I used empty cans to hold my stationary stuff.


I made this one out of an empty porriage can, for my lil sis whose a fine arts student. everyone calls her jolly. so i named it after her.



this one is made out of a sausage can. I painted it.

<3
10  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Asian food recipies on: April 13, 2005 10:17:21 PM
Being a Pakistani i thought i'd share a few paki recipies. hope u like 'em.

CHICKEN PATTIES
Ingredients
1 cup chicken shredded
1 cup mixed vegetables, diced and boiled e.g. carrots, beans, peas, potatoes
coriander leaves chopped
2 - 3 green chilies chopped
slices of bread cut into round discs
2 eggs beaten with salt and pepper
oil for shallow-frying
WHITE SAUCE
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1&1/4 cups milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp mustard
Method
For the white sauce, melt the butter in a sauce pan. Add the flour and stir to make a roux, making sure that the flour does not burn. Add the milk gradually; stirring continuously till it is of medium thick consistency. Add the salt, pepper and mustard. Stir. Remove from heat. Put the meat, vegetables, coriander leaves and green chilies into the white sauce. Stir well. Spread the white sauce on half of the bread discs and cover with the remaining bread discs. Dip each "sandwich" into the egg and shallow-fry.

HUNTER BEEF SANDWICHES   Hunter beef or chicken 1 cup chopped
   Mayonnaise 1/2 cup
   Ketchup 2 tbsp
   Black pepper 1 tsp
   Cheese sliced
   Salt l/2 tsp
   Cucumber sliced
   Bread slices
Chopperize hunter beef with mayonnaise, ketchup and seasonings. Butter your slices and spread the prepared paste on the buttered slices. Put slices of cucumber, top it with cheese and cover it with 2nd slice of bread. Cut in triangles and serve toasted or as it is.


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