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.
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 zipper end...
the zipper sides...
this is the most bad part, the ruined bottom
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.
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
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
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.
p.s any comments, questions, suggestions are most welcomed. <3
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.
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.