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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: ghost school insignia on: March 27, 2009 09:27:16 AM
Thanks, ladies!
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: ghost school insignia on: March 26, 2009 04:31:23 PM
Oh, man.  I searched for Black Apple's ghost and found these cookies, which made me squee!
http://theblackapple.typepad.com/inside_a_black_apple/about_me_mostly/
I've only ever seen her girl prints before.  Those are so cute.

BUT THAT WANNA BUY A GHOST VIDEO!!!! It's soooo funny.  You taught me two new things, lilac print!  Thanks!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: ghost school insignia on: March 26, 2009 04:18:23 PM
I love it! Reminds me of Black Apple's ghost, or Waverly Films 'wanna buy a ghost?' video.  Cheesy

Ooh, now I'm gonna have to look those up!  I'm a sucker for ghosty things, ever since pac man was my favorite video game as a little girl.
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / ghost school insignia on: March 26, 2009 03:29:32 PM
I haven't done any embroidery in awhile, but I finished this piece today: 

I'm really excited about it!  I'm gonna put it on the cover of my new catalog.
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: 8 New Pieces.. yeah I have a lot of time on my hands on: November 01, 2008 05:59:02 PM
You're SO talented.  I am always in awe of how flawless your stitching is!

Oh, and forever ago you recommended a book on the embroidery technique that you use... I wisted it and forgot about it, and then my husband bought it for my birthday!  I'm so excited....
6  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Felted Franki (my dog) on: November 01, 2008 05:51:23 PM
That is a very good likeness!
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Even Cow-Octopusses Get the Blues on: November 01, 2008 05:50:04 PM
zomg, that's fricking adorable!  I loooove the boots.
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: What's a girl to do when she's bored? Learn to embroider!! on: September 03, 2008 03:54:48 PM
Great work!  But then, you always do great work Smiley
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Ugly suitcases are completely unacceptable. on: September 02, 2008 11:08:10 AM
Thanks, katie!

Maybe you could add clear vinyl over the felty parts? Like sew a large square around the design.

I think I'm just gonna go ahead and let it get dirty.  Vinyl is probably the best solution though.  Thanks!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Ugly suitcases are completely unacceptable. on: September 01, 2008 12:32:47 PM
I've never owned real luggage before, even though I'm about to turn 30 and I go on regular vacations.  My luggage suite consists of:

1-large green duffel bag very faded and beat up that I used to take to summer camp, purchased in 1988

1-Red hello kitty duffle bag given to me as a gift by my bf probably circa 1999

2-very cute and VERY small matching 1960's overnight bags

You see my problem.  And yet, I absolutely HATE owning anything ugly, which is why I've never bought suitcases.  I finally bit the bullet and bought a set of two very big and very practical suitcases at Goodwill for $15 for the pair.

You know the type... with wheels and a handle... utterly generic.... indistinguishable from every other suitcase coming down the luggage carousel.

I couldn't take it.  I had to craftster them up.  I pulled out some felt and a hot glue gun and put on a movie, and this is what I came up with:

Mine(yes, I took the bigger suitcase for myself):

The boy's: 

Together:


I'm pretty happy with the results.  I have no idea how durable this will be, but I'm leaving on vacation in a week, so I'll find out.  Plus, this project cost me about $20 for the supplies AND the suitcases, so ya can't beat that.

What do you guys think?  Any suggestions for travel-proofing the felty part?
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