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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Heart and Star Gift Boxes (3 pics) on: February 16, 2007 10:31:35 PM
Just as an fyi...this kind of thing made me think of this link to patterns that I found a while ago: http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/templates.htm

You guys might also find something there...
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: valentine maryjanes (toddler) on: February 02, 2007 07:03:33 PM
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I must make a pair * please do share how!
I would if I could just get this pattern right - it never comes out the same way twice.  Its actually a very simple technique - But I can't seem to get the guage right...when I do, I will share.
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: valentine maryjanes (toddler) on: January 31, 2007 10:17:03 AM
Yes, they were much more "plain-jane" before I added the edging.  And I thought the silver would complement the pale pink nicely.  They're my favorite pair so far.

Thanks for all the sweet comments.
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / valentine maryjanes (toddler) on: January 30, 2007 05:48:40 PM
I made these little shoes for my two-year-old.  They're adorable on her.  There's nothing literally "valentine" about them, but they're especially sweet and a little pink...

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted and felted, but a purse! on: October 21, 2006 06:06:04 PM
I think it's great!  I love the pairing (love the winter white especially).
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Anna Corrinna City bag - My Version!! on: October 21, 2006 09:32:01 AM
Love your fabric choices.  Am a big fan of corduroy and that rusty color.  I also LOVE big floppy bags; I'd buy it!
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Vintage Feedsack & Floursack purses (w/bamboo handles)! on: October 21, 2006 09:16:15 AM
Yes, this is a bit "spring" but I had intended to make it this summer and JUST NOW got to scratch it off my To Do list!

Made this for a quilter with a large collection of vintage feedsacks.  It's reversible, made from two vintage feedsacks and bamboo handles.  She picked the feedsacks from her collection (they're not my taste, but it works):

She asked for it after her daughter raved about my vintage Flour Sack purse I made last year:

I'm planning to sell some next spring (no I don't have a shop and am not advertising), but the materials can be pricey, since they're vintage and very collectible.

Hope you like!
8  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: With the best material on: September 12, 2006 09:23:53 PM
I think some crafters sell themselves short.  Quality (and confidence in your work) counts for a lot.  If the craftstmanship is good (meaning, good sewing skills), and it appears to be, I wouldn't charge any less than $55.  Its a unique piece, with quality materials, and is artistic - also hand-beaded.  Do you have a shop?  If you do, and your other pieces are a lot less expensive, you'll have a harder time selling it for this price.  BUT, if you have confidence in your talent, and can stand behind your work, and if all of your pieces are this good, then I say you should put a true "art/boutique" price on it.

Sorry for rambling...
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tutorial-Unlined tote bag with french seams on: September 12, 2006 01:15:15 PM
VERY nifty way of doing an unlined bag - will def have to try this with a quilted bag - I've been trying to figure out a way to quilt it, THEN sew it up - but didn't like the idea of raw edges on the inside.  This is the perfect technique!

Thanks for the tut!
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Corduroy Hobo on: August 28, 2006 11:43:39 PM
The finished dimensions from seam to seam are about 20 x 12 - but it doesn't literally look that wide because I have squared off the bottom (4').

These did used to be men's pants, and they have a tendency to be very wide.  In order to give it a nice rounder, hobo shape, I made a single, shorter handle attached to a D-ring on each side (which tends to pull the sides up), and squared the bottom (which also pulls in some of the width and gives it shape.

To make a square bottom for this bag, I sewed a straight seam across the entire bottom, then folding the corners into triangles and sewed 4" across each side, then cut off the "triangles."
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