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1  EUROPE / ITALY / Re: Italian Craft Blogs? on: April 20, 2007 06:37:45 AM
Io scrivo in italiano: www.ciaocimba.com
Sul mio blog poi trovi alcuni link ad altre bloggers italiane.
ciao!
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: I made 4 bags on: October 09, 2005 04:39:00 PM
thanks again for your great respons folks! Comments always make me happy Smiley

lovestocraft: I've never done my own fabric myself, and I'd really don't know where to start to make at home a fabric from scratch...seems a bit complex. But you could recycle sheets or things, or maybe go once in a while in a fabric store more far away and buy fabrics in bulk at cheap prices...good luck anyway!
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: I made 4 bags on: August 30, 2005 07:24:17 AM
Thanks again for the great response all of you!

For the price: maybe you're right, also other people said to me I charged too low...that's why I've not considered the VALUE of the item and did only a calculus for the costs and hours of work...I'm still learning, it's not so long that I've started selling my things so I think I'll have to adjust a few things Smiley

Thanks for the suggestion about making a bag reversible! I'll try that, maybe changing a couple of things since I don't feel comfortable ironing the upper pleat (to topsitch) when the bag is sewed yet, I fear to make a crooked line or something...

I chose not to use interfacing cause I didn't want the bags to be stiff but "poseable" and with a comfort style. I prefer soft bags to "rigid" ones.

ciao!
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: I made 4 bags on: August 26, 2005 05:15:09 PM
wow, thanks everybody for your feedback!

I live in Rome, Italy and I often find fabrics in...something similar to thrift shops, I suppose. The sad thing is that quantities are limited: once a fabric is gone, is gone. Those were sold as multipurpose covers (like, to put on the sofa, on bed, etc) so you couldn't even choose the quantity.

lifetofullest: I didn't used a tutorial for these, but in the past I learned the basics to sew a bag from the Jordy tutorial on this forum. These are simple tote bags, and you can easily follow that tutorial playing around with measures and number of handles to get what you want.

Loobylashes: that's true! thanks for the hint

Crafty girl: they are available on my site, where you can find the prices and other infos; you can find the link on my signature below or under my usericon (I don't know if selling is permitted on this forum, so I won't enter in details here- sorry)

TheEverFalling: they could be totally reversible if I could clearly understand what makes a bag reversible and what not Smiley)  I never got it well, haha. I left a hole to reverse the bag, so in the lining there is sewing on that hole, I guess this makes them not reversible, although the sewn part is not so evident. How I can make a bag reversible? sorry for the strange question  Grin
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / I made 4 bags on: August 26, 2005 11:50:27 AM
Hello, it's been a while that I don't write something here, but the other day I finally had a chance to sew again. I made four bags "in a batch" (cutted and sewed them all together) and I saved some work hours this way. Do you use to make things together? Do you have any special hints about saving time so to make more? I always have timing problems Smiley

Anyway, here are the bags, any feedback is welcome. Thanks for looking, ciao!

http://photos28.flickr.com/37137956_d268889be7_o.jpg


http://www.ciaocimba.com/_img/ads/tre_borse.jpg

[x-posted to craftgrrl]
6  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: My new website - please can I have your opinion? on: June 27, 2005 05:38:41 AM
Thank you both. It's a really good suggestion, I have to say I thought about it in the making of the site, but being a little shy and not sure about the shop yet, I sort of wanted to not show it off too much. I realize it's silly and a paradox, because I would not have done it, so now that I'm feeling maybe more secure, I'll follow your suggestion and make the naming more self explanatory and clear Smiley

p.s. francey, I visited your site and it's very nice!

7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Crocheted jewelry on: June 19, 2005 03:45:33 AM
oh well...wow. thanks all  Cheesy
The stiffness depends upon several factors. As pointed out, the base of the bracelets is a bangle (and the base of the necklace is a metal chocker), so all the bases are rigid. All the bracelets are made from cotton (only a thin or extra thin quality) and the crochetting is very tight (the index finger burns sometimes!), so the cotton come out thick. The spikes one and the balls one are quite thick themselves alone, while the "loop" ones are ironed after being finished. Ironing helps making things stiff. And the use of "amido" (how do you say that? is a thing you usually use for shirts collars and such), even if I don't use it often because I don't like them be too much rigid. As you can see they stand alone themselves, but it's cotton still, so when you touch it is sort of soft (ie you can "move" the loops on the chocker). Sorry I can't explain very well, english is not my language.

ciao!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Crocheted jewelry on: June 18, 2005 07:49:57 PM
Really thank you Smiley  Seems you and I are the only one to like them!  Cheesy
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: MESSENGER BAG MADE FROM CORDUROY PANTS on: June 18, 2005 08:37:51 AM
Adorable. The belt detail is neat.
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Crocheted jewelry on: June 18, 2005 08:23:48 AM
I make crocheted jewelry, like bracelets, necklaces, accessories and such. Here are some of them. Feedback is very appreciated. thanks for looking, ciao!

 
 
 
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