I made this for my sister for Christmas last year, and am just now getting around to posting it! I loved the pattern, and seeing as I was really a beginner at the time, this was a big feat for me and it turned out just like I wanted! Since I gave it to my sis a long time ago, this is the only picture I have... It's pre-zipper, so it's stuffed to the nines with plastic baggies as it dries to keep its shape after being felted.
Oh, and the "b" is for Betsy, my sister's name. She uses it to hold her knitting! How appropriate, ne?
This bag was (mostly) inspired by those super-cute Marc by Marc Jacobs bags that everyone relates to Mary Kate and Ashley lately, but I love they way they're enourmous and crazy-printed! I kind of made it up as I went, and it didn't end up exactly how I'd like it to, so I'm definetely going to do another one sometime soon with fabric similar to the real Marc bags, rather than boucle like this one. But I thought I'd show it for fun!
I've had these fabrics forever, and used the liner fabric to line another bag a while back. I love it cos it's so silky and smooth and bright colours. And yes, it's -very- floppy, which is what makes me superbly happy! Plus, $5 for materials is a lot better than $148 for the real thing! What do you all think?
Just thought I'd post my newest creation. It's on a white tee. Just something I thought would be fun. When I wore it to the mall I got looks of either confusion or 'rock on'. It was hilarious. C&C please!
Update: Here's the stencil for all ya'll who asked for it! Thanks again for the interest! It's nice to know someone likes it!
I made this stencil from a picture I took with my dig camera on the last day of school last week. We were sitting outside, and this kid Nick whom I'd just met, got up and said he could breakdance. So he busted a move and I got this rad shot of him on one hand. I put it through photoshop and made a stencil with the words "Break the Mold" across him, and tada! My first real stencil! I used black acrylic for most of it, and then did a second layer with gray acrylic for the "Mo" on the black. BTW: the font doesn't blur together as much as it seems it does in the pic. It actually came out a lot smoother around the edges than I thought it would.
My only concern is that it's very stiff and the paint rips a little if it's stretched. Is there any way to dilute the acrylic paint to make it stretchy? Or do I have to buy a special kind of paint? Help is appreciated! Thanks!
Hey... First stencil ever, so don't expect it to be magical or anything. But I used plain ol' cardstock for the stencil, and the good ol' permanent marker for the fill, so it bled. But the bleeding gives it character, ne? Anywhat, here are some pictures of the monster, comments and criticism please!
I recently bought a *gorgeous* asian embroidered fabric, and would love to use it to make some sort of clutch! But... I have no idea where to start. Help! I was confused, for one, on how to make it stiff enough, but not super thick...
But I chopped them off (they were unfinished) because I couldn't get them to work. So now I'm asking if anyone has any ideas for how to put handles on this thing! The top is stitched over, but *could* be undone if I have to. But right now I'm braindead and can't think of *anything* to do to turn it from an oversized pouch into a coolio handbag! Help is GREATLY appreciated!!!
The cow graphic is cut from an old pillowcase my mom and I had made way back when I was in middle school. It had gotten a little balled up on the white part, so I cut the center out to salvage it. The blue-green-yellow polka-dotted fabric is left over from the baby blankets I made for my neice. And the liner is a horse printed fabric I *adored* back in 7th grade when I was taking riding lessons. -sigh- The whole purse just makes me reminisce! Oh, and the fastener on top is a simple snap I stitched in by hand. Nothing fancy.
The record was an old one of my brother's that he didn't care about, and it happened to match the exact color of the green walls in my room (they're currently sporting two pink walls and two green: this will go on a pink wall for contrast). And the clock parts came in a little kit I found in a box of stuff in the garage that my parents had been storing. I know it's not too spectacular, but I thought it turned out pretty cool looking, so enjoy!