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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag (like the plastic shopping bag) on: April 05, 2008 04:26:38 PM
whoa rmember_myreply, those bags are awesome!  Are they made using Fat Quarters?

no, i found out if you ask for a 1/2 yard cut, open it, and fold it like a "hot dog" (the long way) then in half the other way (where the crease is), then line up the fold with the fold of your pattern, making sure the cut out middle part is facing the middle fold, then you can cut out the bag, and use the middle part as your pocket, and there are NO scraps! woo hoo! (i hate scraps because i hate throwing them away)

thanks for the compliments!
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag (like the plastic shopping bag) on: April 04, 2008 09:39:01 PM




Here are my bags! I decided to make these when my mom discovered 600+ plastic bags i kept "meaning to recycle" under my sink while helping me clean my apt. She threw them away and i almost threw up. all that plastic. from then on, i vowed to myself i'd never bring home another damned plastic bag. then, i looked up tutes on craftster and i was hooked on this pattern! I decided the most i would need at one time was 5... and that's because i only go shopping every 2-3 weeks.

I also had an aha! moment trying to figure out this bag, which, i had with the Jordy as well. the tutorial was amazing once i wrapped my head around it! i accidentally sewed up the handles with no holes for your hands. oops! you really are an inventive chica, though. i used them at kroger 2 days ago and they held SO much, and the bagger didn't blink an eye when i said i had my own bag.

i was having a hard time with the french seam, so i just made a little bias tape out of my lining and covered the raw edge at the bottom with that. as you can see, my bags are black and white patterned outside with bright solids on the inside. i got all of my fabric at joanns... unfortunately the closest nice fabric store is Paducah, KY about an hour and 15 mins away Sad

i made sure to make some with "boy" colors and patterns too so maybe i can con my bf into using them Smiley

thank you so much again!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Finished Lace Panel Raglan on: October 24, 2007 10:24:13 PM
wow, what a beautiful sweater! i can't wait for the pattern so i can start one of my own Smiley what a great christmas present this would make for my mom! did it take you very long?
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pouches with Cute applique on: September 22, 2007 06:56:55 PM
your pouches look amazing, i love Japanese inspired work! so cute.

buuut, i must agree, that throw behind that is SO fabulous. so fabulous in fact that i ordered the yarn to make my own tonight. haha! i cannot wait to see yours finished! it reminds me somewhat of gum wrapper chains..... (off topic)
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: <3 Bracelets! on: May 23, 2007 06:53:51 PM
i love something blue!
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Longarm Quilting services on E-bay? on: March 30, 2007 08:03:33 PM
my aunt runs a business in her home doing long arm work. you'd have to mail her your quilt and she'd have to mail it back to you, but she is HIGHLY skilled in long arm (quilting, for that matter) and would love to help you. if you'd like her number i could PM it to you??
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: THE MARIO QUILT-- an update. on: March 30, 2007 07:59:22 PM
thanks for the great ideas Smiley i plan on saving it for my children some day for sure, and i love the thought of displaying it somewhere. i live about an hour away from paducah, KY, quilting capital of america (literally haha) so maybe i could call down there to the quilting museum and see if they would like to display it or know of someone that might? again thanks for your help?
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / THE MARIO QUILT-- an update. on: March 27, 2007 07:49:58 PM
many moons ago, i completed a quilt, far exceeding my expectations of awesomeness. it was, the mario quilt of 2004 (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=11325.msg88387#msg88387). i submitted it to craftster not thinking anyone would really undertstand my quirkiness, my humor in the old meets new... but from there it seemed to sort of spark a following?? of sorts, and inspired many a craftster in their quilting and thinking outside the box. for that, i am happy and flattered that so many thought it was such a great idea and wanted to try out the technique for themselves!

but here's the problem.



this has been its home for the past, oh... 2 years. my tastes have changed and while i still think it's super rad, it doesn't go with my decor and it just doesn't fit anywhere.

so my question is, what shall i do with this piece of art? i really love it and it would take a lot for me to sell it, seeing as though i consider it my proudest creative achievement... but it really doesn't do any justice at all sitting in my hall closet. does anyone have any ideas at all?
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Sunshine! on: March 25, 2007 12:18:11 PM
i'm on the FINAL sleeve of this project, almost to the ribbing portion!! i'm so excited! i did mine in soft pink. thank you so much for the AMAZING pattern! Smiley
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Just what you need, another song list... but it's a good one! on: January 17, 2007 09:19:30 PM
ugh, no matter who i marry, Your Guardian Angel is going to be our wedding song. period exclaimation mark.!

another good one is Hero/Heroine by Boys Like Girls... so my life right now.
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