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5431  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Interfacing and Totes on: September 13, 2006 04:41:39 PM
When you go to buy interfacing, feel them!  I didn't know that they came in different weights. Angry  It took me buying a really flimsy one to realize my mistake.  Now I buy sturdy stuff!
5432  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The Fall Ball/Invite your Partner 3 on: September 13, 2006 04:39:18 PM
Such gorgeous goodies!  I love the jewelry. *hint hint* I might be persuaded to "put out" for jewelry! Wink

The bags are beautiful and everything is so nice.  Even the kitty!

I can't wait for teddybearbones to receive.

What are tim tams?  I'm sure I want some.
5433  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Doesn't Anyone Know Of A Book About Fifties Style Housewives? on: September 13, 2006 11:58:24 AM
Hmmm, I thought that was the name of the book too, the one that you originally mentioned.  One of the sociology profs here use an article out of it to show how far women have come.  I'll check with her.  The book IS funny, but it also has good advice.
5434  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Results of a bag making frenzy. image obese. on: September 13, 2006 11:56:18 AM
Just thought I'd mention I've wisted you - twice!
5435  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Results of a bag making frenzy. image obese. on: September 13, 2006 08:50:18 AM
What fabulous bags!  I love the first and the last ones the most, but they are all beautiful!

5436  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Interfacing and Totes on: September 13, 2006 08:46:30 AM
Okay, I'm not the most experienced, but I had the same questions starting out!

1.  Interfacing is a stiffener - it helps your bag hold it's shape so it doesn't just fall in a heap when you put it down. Smiley  I can usually find it pretty cheap where I live.  There are different kinds ofcourse.  I used to use the kind I had to sew in, but then tried the iron on kind and it's fantastic!  You just put the shiny side of the interfacing against the wrong side of the material and iron on and it sticks!  Nope, it's not just for bags - some clothing calls for it also - collars, waistbands, etc.

2. I have made a tote with a sturdier bottom by cutting a piece of cardboard the right size and wrapping it in clear packing tape.  Then I just slide it in between the lining and the outside when I sewed them together.  I didn't really care for it much this way myself.  My totes seem pretty sturdy by themselves, they just don't have that flat bottom look when they are empty. 

For straps, I've used just material folded and sewn with or w/out interfacing and I've also purchased the nylon webbing stuff and used that.  Either way they haven't broken on me yet. 

I hope this helped a little bit!
Dawn
5437  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Card Swap Gallery on: September 13, 2006 08:14:30 AM
Yep, mine are right, I put the last 3 in the mail on Monday, so they should be arriving anytime now.  Generally I find that regular mail is about 3 days from my house to almost anywhere.

5438  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Fall Ball/Invite your Partner3 Signups CLOSED; sendouts Sept. 11 on: September 13, 2006 08:09:09 AM
Dorkariffic - if I can remember to bring my MP3 cord in tomorrow, I'll send you a file so you can listen to the song.

Back to crafting - my partner won't receive until sometime between Monday and Wednesday (hopefully).  My son asked about the one item I made as he wants one now too (he's 5)!! Wink
5439  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Fall Ball/Invite your Partner3 Signups CLOSED; sendouts Sept. 11 on: September 13, 2006 06:15:28 AM
Totally unrelated to the swap, but Hookin Flamingo, every time I see your username, I start singing it to the tune of "Bitchin Camaro"

*HOOKin flamingo...HOOKin flamingo*

OMG! I thought I was the only one. Is it a Minnesota thing? Cheesy

No, but it could be a midwestern thing, 'cause I do it, too!
Heeheehee  That's too funny!  I have that song on my MP3 player!  Now I'll be singing it with Hookinflamingo too!  I wanted to call my column in the campus newspaper "Hey Jack, what's happenin' ", but they voted me down.  Sad
5440  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Mommy & Me Swap (SIGNUPS 8/25-9/8 SENDOUTS BY 9/29) on: September 12, 2006 07:44:46 PM
Great!  That's what I always like to hear!
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