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1  Finally finished my Messenger bag! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by aahhh82 on: January 28, 2007 12:52:27 AM
So I finally finished this messenger bag I started waaaaay back in November. It's been sitting around half done for a while but I got motivated to finish it earlier tonight. It's only the second bag I've sewn and parts of it was a major pain, but I'm so proud it's done that I had to share! Yay for one less half done project sitting around.  Cheesy

I made it from the Butterick See & Sew B4583 pattern with some modifications to the inside pockets. It's pretty simple looking on the outside. I was not having much luck hunting down a sturdy fabric that had a fun pattern, so I went with a solid gray for the outside since I planned to pin buttons on it anyway. But for the inside, I found this awsome blue fabric with black swirls that is so fun and colorful. Anyway, here are some photos of my creation!

Outside of the bag with some fun buttons already pinned on:

Inside shot:

The pattern called for two pockets but I didn't really like them so much, so I added my own. One for the cell phone, one for pens/crochet hooks, and one bigger "stuff" pocket.
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2  My Crochet Madness! in Crochet: Completed Projects by aahhh82 on: July 27, 2006 11:08:16 PM
So my mom showed me how to crochet when I was 10 but having no patience at that age, I got frustrated and gave up on it a week later. Recently I kind of felt like picking it up again, so I figure it was about time I gave it another shot. I took a class at Joann's and came out of it crocheting like a mad woman. I'm so proud of my first creations I just had to show them off!
My first scarf:

- The result of turning my practice piece into an actual project. Note, the rounded parts on the end were the result of a complete beginners accident on one end that I tried to replicate on the other but just couldn't make it look as good as my accident. It's kind of weird looking but I keep telling myself it's in a good way. Smiley

My Firey Handbag:

- This was the project they gave us at the class if we wanted to try it. It was supposed to be done with a chunky wool yarn but I decided the red/orange/yellow multicolor Red Heart I bought was a much better choice. I now carry this bag with me everywhere!

My Funky Scarves:
Funky Blue:

Funky Illini:

The girl teaching our class explained how she had to do these for a store promotion the company sent her. They're super easy and come out to be very wild looking!

And it's official I'm now addicted to another craft hobby!  Grin
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