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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Big City Messenger Bag on: February 27, 2007 08:55:03 PM
OK, so here is the deal. it is one of my BFF's birthday's tomorrow, and she wanted a messenger bag. i had no specifications other than this, and my vast knowledge of her taste in clothing and such...sooo.... this is what resulted. i call it the "big city messenger bag"

a picture of the front, showing the pattern on the fabric



this is a photo showing the strap, which is made out of blanket binding, and plastic findings i took off of another bag.




This picture shows the lining



and finally a picture of it on me.... excuse my icky-ness.... PJ's and a hat. blegh.



i sure hope she likes it.
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Help! i dunno what i should say... on: February 11, 2007 12:10:22 AM
so i am sort of seeing this guy, and i decided to make him a valentine's day card. the thing is, we are kind of dating but not officially, so i don't want it to be too lovey-dovey, you know?

so what should i write on it?

oh, and the reason that there are the panda's on the card is that his nickname is "purple panda" so i always slip a little panda something or other into the stuff  i give him.

here it is.... in it's unfinished glory...



do you think i should maybe just not give it to him now? i know some guys get freaked out when girls make them stuff.
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / fabulous hat i crocheted for my friend! on: January 07, 2007 01:20:17 PM
so i realised the day before christmas that i hadn't gotten anything for my friend elyse, so.... i decided to whip her up a quick hat. i know that she perfers "ugly" things, so i picked the colors that i disliked most and went with that. it didn't turn out hideous, but she still loved it!



a close up of the hat, on me... in my christmas eve slobbishness.




and her, looking absolutely fabulous.
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / a make up bag for christmas! on: January 07, 2007 01:06:08 PM
so i made a really cool gift for my best friend for christmas. she introduced me to the world of Anime, and one of our favorite movies is Princess Mononoke. well... my favorite part of the movie was the kodama (or tree spirits) so i decided to make her a make up bag with a kodama on it.

i was inspired by runnermom100863 and the tutorial that she had posted, but as usual, i looked at it then decided that i could make my own pattern, so i didn't really follow the tutorial.



 this picture above shows the tree i appliqued on by hand best. sorry about the over exposure.


that one shows that the little kodama i made can be taken off, and shows the zipper nicely.

the tree was made out of velvet, so it is furry. oh, on another note, the bag is completely lined with plastic vinyl so that if any make up explodes it will be easy to clean up.

i also made one for my less nerdy friend... i embroidered her initials on it, and added a needle felted flower i made a while back.



hope you guys like it....
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / A Polar Fleece Cloak for cool nights, or maybe saving Middle Earth..... on: September 09, 2006 10:01:30 PM
So it all started the other day, when i was cold and didn't want to wear a sweatshirt, so i wrapped one of our polar fleece throws around me. The problem was, i couldn't do anything, like read, or knit, without it falling down. so in ored to solve that, i decided to make myself a polar fleece cloak...

I made it out of some cheap polar fleece, i chose the color because i wanted it to compliment my Renaissance outfit, so i could wear it to the renaissance festival if need be. the thing is, it turned out looking a bit like the cloaks the elves gave the fellowship in LOTR. it wasn't my intention, but that is ok....

so here are the pics....



Oh, sorry about the demon eyes in the pics. i tend to get that in photos, and my red eye software doesn't fix it.  Undecided

So... hope you like. let the comments begin........
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / my very first post.... 2 Hoodies and 2 belts on: August 18, 2006 11:19:10 PM
So here's my first post on craftster. i finally got so bored i had to learn how to post pictures. hope you guys enjoy the stuff i did

sorry about my crazy looking eyes and hair. apparently i am a bit unphotogenic.

The first sweatshirt i did was a $10 men's black sweatshirt from walmart. i painted the flowers on with acrylic w/textile medium, it is kind of crunchy, but i like it anyways. i also put some decorative stiches on the pockets and added thumbholes. pretty awesome.

The other hoodie that i made was inspired by all of the v-neck hoodies i have been seeing around at AE and such. i wanted one, and i couldn't find one that fit quite right so i took this ugly sweatshirt and made it beautiful. it started out with elastic at the wrists and the waist, which was highly unflattering, but i got rid of that. i altered the side seams to make it fit better, and added the v-neck.  i think i might add thumbholes and i definitely want to decorate it, i was thinking maybe some embroidery, but i haven't decided. 

These belts are some of my personal favs. they are both made from recycled things from the summer camp that i work at. (i am the arts and crafts director... fancy that.) the top belt is one of the straps from an old lifejacket we were throwing away, and the bottom one was made from an old climbing harness that was out of date and had to be replaced... one man's trash is another man's (or woman's) belt.


i would love to hear some feedback, so lay it on me.
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