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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sheer blouse and polka dot circle skirt on: September 13, 2011 12:09:00 AM
Oh my goodness I'm absolutely drooling over this.  It makes me want to try my hand at sewing actual clothing!
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: New Sparkle Vinyl Purse! on: July 19, 2010 12:01:58 AM
Thank you everyone for the nice comments!! Smiley

Concerning the machine I use, it's really just a old Kenmore sewing machine from the 70's that my mom gave me.  I just had to be gentle with it and see what it could handle and now i'm pretty rough on it but I have yet to break a needle! (or the machine for that matter...) *knock on wood*  To give you an idea of what i'm working with, here's a pic:



It basically has wood paneling. haha.
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / New Sparkle Vinyl Purse! on: July 15, 2010 06:03:36 PM
Here is my newest purse creation.  I think it turned out pretty good.  Those frames are still the biggest pain to work with though....Not for the faint of heart.

It's made with turquoise and white sparkle vinyl (the turquoise is my favorite color of sparkle vinyl I've seen yet I think! It's SO shiny)


I gave it cute little feet


The interior is boomerang fabric and I put 3 white stripes on the front that are padded to give it some dimension.


Thanks for looking! I hope you like it!
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sparkle Vinyl Diner Booth Purse v. 2.0 on: July 02, 2010 08:14:17 PM
Wow, they are awesome! Is it hard to work with that material? I have never seen anything like them and I commend you on your creativity! Very cool!

Thank you so much!!  It's not easy to work with the material, but as long as you have the right needle and keep the vinyl from sticking to the sewing machine, it's not too bad.  It can be difficult to get to hard-to-reach places with the sewing machine though since the material isn't extremely flexible.  Vinyl was pretty much the first thing I used on my sewing machine.  So now when I work with cotton fabrics it's a breath of fresh air Smiley
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sparkle Vinyl Diner Booth Purse v. 2.0 on: June 17, 2010 04:16:03 PM
So cute!!!! Where did you order the glitter vinyl from? I've been wanting to make stuff out of this for a long time but haven't been able to find it at Joann's.
You did such a great job! This has to be the best use of glitter vinyl ever.

Thanks!

I get my glitter vinyl from fabric.com.  They have some at the Joann's in my hometown but it's not nearly as good as the stuff on fabric.com.  Fabric.com has the cheapest and best that I have found.  I'm definitely an advocate for them Smiley

Ok, this may sound dumb, but how do you sew on vinyl? These are incredible to say the least!!

Thanks!
Not a dumb question at all Smiley  It's definitely not easy, but it's manageable.  It's really thick so you have to use a needle made for heavyweight fabrics and the tricky part is that it sticks to the machine.  To remedy that I usually cover the slick surface with tissue paper and sew through that or use an even-feed foot on my machine.  It takes some practice...
6  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: list your etsy store here! on: June 17, 2010 03:32:50 PM


http://RetroRedone.etsy.com

I make purses, jewelry, hair accessories, etc with a retro feel!
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Sparkle Vinyl Diner Booth Purse v. 2.0 on: June 15, 2010 03:14:14 PM
Ok, so it's been over a year but I finally finished my second attempt at a purse that resembles a diner booth.  The original attempt was made from an old purse I found at the thrift store which I took apart and refinished with my design.  Here's the original >> http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=306514.0  It
was good and is still holding up today, but has a few flaws (the frame isn't rust-proof and the chain handle was one I bought at the craft store and was rubbing black stuff on my arm!)


So now I used all new materials and made a pattern based on what I learned from the first one.  Also, I ordered some more vinyl so I didn't have to cut up an old pair of pants for the white part like I did before Wink


Glamor shot!


How it compares to a person (....or, mannequin)


Route 66 Interior


FEET! Probably still one of my favorite things



I also made a smaller one with the purple vinyl I ordered.


Complete with Boomerang interior!


They're my babies Smiley  C and C appreciated!  Thanks for looking!

8  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Mickey Mouse Tye Dye on: June 09, 2010 05:57:19 PM
So cute!! I used to work at Disney World and it was always so cute to see families in matching shirts.  Never saw any tie-dye ones though!! Good job!
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Owl and Jane Austen earrings: First attempts at shrink plastic on: June 01, 2010 01:50:36 PM
I get my shrinky dinks at Hobby Lobby and they have an ok selection (I'm not sure how widespread Hobby Lobby really is though...).  Also, I'm not sure what you're using to draw with, but if you use permanent markers, be careful about which spray-on sealer you use.  I learned that the hard way Sad  I used Plaid brand's Clear Acrylic Sealer and it removed the ink.  Now I use gloss Mod Podge
10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: VAMPIRE SPARKLE PEEN! on: May 29, 2010 12:14:33 AM
hahahaha, awesome! How can you not click on something that says "sparkley vampire peen"? 

Love it!! But it has nothing to do with Vampires.

It does, according to Stephanie Myer who thinks that vampires sparkle in the sun.  I think this is where Lady Ga Ga got the idea for the song Disco Stick.

And about the "disco stick" thing.  All i can think of is a penis covered in fragmented glass when I hear that song.  That doesn't sound comfortable.  I think glitter is much more vagina-friendly.  I think you've got the right idea with these Wink
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