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1621  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: MP3 Cozi on: April 10, 2005 01:52:39 PM
i never thought of using stuffed animal fabric to make stuff...
1622  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Ribbon & Felt Flower Pin Cushion on: April 10, 2005 01:42:58 PM
I hate my pincushion (why tomatoes?). I should make a new one.
1623  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Birth control pill wallet on: April 09, 2005 04:47:03 PM
I have the exact same ones. I make wallets out of them. I bought a ton of little iron-on appliques on clearance and I use grosgrain ribbon and hammer-on snaps and go crazy. The first one I made for myself is kind of dumb because it just has two little ducks on it. I made one for my friend with cherry ribbon, red ribbon, and a snap. I wish I had taken a picture of it. The next one I made had rainbow ribbon, two snaps, and little bumblebee appliques. Again, gave it away before I took a picture.
The glue I use is called Crafter's Goop. I test it out first to make sure it won't seep through the ribbon. As long as you don't use gobs and gobs of it, it won't. It also holds the appliques very well. I don't iron them on because the pouches are plastic.
I love these pouches because they have a clear window, which is perfect for a driver's license.
1624  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Rat Hammock on: April 09, 2005 04:13:00 PM
my little kojo is sick right now. she hates the antibiotic. she used to love it! the first time she was sick, both she and another rat (shadow) were sick at the same time. i noticed they were not feeling good the day of my wedding, so my husband and i decided to take them both on the honeymoon to make sure they got lots of care and love. we had some antibiotic left over from the last sick rat we had, and kojo gobbled it up. we had to convince shadow, but they both got better! shadow got sick again and died a while later, and now kojo is not doing well. one thing we do is put her in a paper bag (bigger than a lunch bag) and spray my albuterol inhaler in it and close the top. she hates it, but it seems to help her breathing a little.

about the crafty stuff, i sew tubes out of leftover fleece and put cardboard tubes in the openings and sew the fabric around them for a door and they love their little snuggle sacks.
1625  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Crafty Place Card Holders? on: April 08, 2005 01:17:18 PM
I made photo-holders for table decorations, but you can easily alter them into place card holders.

I took Fimo clay, shaped it into Hershey kiss shapes, shoved two lengths of craft wire into the top (you'd use one for a place card holder) and baked them.

Then I Printed out "Paul and Danielle - 2004" a billion times with blue ink on white paper, cut them apart into strips, and wrapped the kiss shapes with aluminum foil with one of the paper strips in each one (sticking out like a kiss). Then I used needlenose pliers and shaped each craft wire into a curlique, and put baby pictures of my husband and me in them. Our guests loved them!
1626  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Purse from hoodie on: April 08, 2005 12:59:24 PM

I bought this hoodie off ebay, but it was too tight for me. I didn't want to sell it again, so I made it into a purse. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be (especially for me - a brand-new sewer at the time) but one thing I would change is that I used fleece for the lining, which made it hard for my mom's old sewing machine. I ended up doing a LOT of it by hand. I bled a lot  Undecided

I was going to cut the hood off, but my mom's friend suggested I keep it, and I'm glad I did. I bought a zipper and sewed it so I could close the hood. I like to keep keys in there, it's easier than digging through the whole thing.

The main compartment is basically just the bottom half of the hoodie, and the flap/hood are still intact. I didn't have to do much in the way of cutting/reconstructing. I used extra material from the back of the hoodie to make pockets inside the purse.

I couldn't figure out how to attach a zipper to the main compartment. My mom suggested Velcro, which I used, and I hated it. I ripped one part off, but I can't get the other side off - I used hot glue.  Sad fortunately it's the loop (soft) side.

Later, I bought some magnetic snaps, which I'm planning on attaching, but I'll have to un-stitch a part of the flap to do it.

The strap, obviously, is made from the sleeves. They were a little wide at the top, so I sewed them narrower. They are attached to the main compartment.

I'm working on an Old Navy purse with gray t-shirt lining, which I'm finding is too flimsy.

I'd like to see other people try this, and hear their ideas.
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