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1  Re: A random bag (KS 3526) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by hat-and-bag-lady on: June 30, 2015 08:05:17 PM
I was at the Harley Davidson shop and found a patch to add to it!

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2  Insert pocket here --> in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by hat-and-bag-lady on: June 27, 2015 11:43:23 AM
I feel very clever. Wink
This is my riding backpack. I got it at Valu Village for under $5.

I like to carry many things with me on a ride. Sometimes even my I-Pad. (Which falls over, fills the bottom of my pack. And digs into my back)

I originally tried 3 strips of elastic. That din't work at all: the I-Pad slid right out the bottom, and laid flat and dug into my back.
But, I've fixed it now.

I added a pocket. Hopefully, it will hold all items inserted upright, so they don't dig into my back.

Pretty clever, eh, Craftsters and Guests?
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3  A random bag (KS 3526) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by hat-and-bag-lady on: June 25, 2015 03:47:56 PM
So, I was finishing off the "Family of Bags",
Read more: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438634.0#ixzz3e7HLMcep

And had this fabric, which I didn't use on it, left over. So, I chose to put a black band and handles onto it.

It's rather bright, but the band and handles make it a bit easier to look at.


What do you think, Craftsters and Guests?
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4  Re: A "Family" of Bags in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by hat-and-bag-lady on: June 25, 2015 03:28:44 PM
Here is the one for the last son, who is now home. (Same pattern)


And, one of the daughters has gotten a Courter (similar to a boyfriend, but more serious.)
He's from Manitoba, a province East of here. I know very little about Manitoba.
But, I chose this print for his bag.


I hope "the boys" like them.

What do you think, Craftsters and Guests?
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5  Carrot Bran Muffins (Company's Coming) in Recipes and Cooking Tips by hat-and-bag-lady on: June 18, 2015 10:09:07 AM
Line muffin tin with paper liners, or grease each cup well.
Preheat oven to 400*F.

The pineapple makes this muffin tender and very moist

1 1/2 C. Flour
3/4 C. Packed Brown Sugar
3/4 C. Natural Bran
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. B. Powder
1 tsp. B. Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt

Combine in a large bowl. Mix together. Make a well in the centre.

2 eggs
1/2 C. Cooking Oil
1 C. Grated Carrot
1 C. Crushed Pineapple with juice

Beat eggs in mixing bowl until frothy. Mixing oil, carrots, pineapple and juice. Pour into well. Stir only to moisten. Batter will be lumpy.
Fill muffin cups 3/4 full.
Bake in 400*F oven for 20-25 minutes.
Remove from pan after 5 minutes.
Enjoy with butter or margarine, and beverage of your choice.

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6  Re: A Russian Bread Bag (a.k.a. Lunch Bag) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by hat-and-bag-lady on: May 05, 2015 02:48:55 PM
Okay. So, now I've fixed it.

I re-applied the Bias Tape (correctly) and added the Velco closure, and a little patch.
I'm pleased.





There were a couple of spaces where the stitches didn't catch the other side's Bias Tape, so, I hand-stitched it.

What do you think, Craftsters and guests? Improved?
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7  A Russian Bread Bag (a.k.a. Lunch Bag) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by hat-and-bag-lady on: May 04, 2015 12:10:36 AM
My husband and I were in Vancouver BC. Nice trip.

While wandering around, we came across a store named "Camouflage".
It was an individualists' store, with a great variety of items; clothes, bumper stickers, knives, hats, bags, and helmets. Upstairs, there was an Army Surplus area. And, not just Canadian army, various armies from around the globe.

A neat bag caught my eye,


I showed my husband, he thought it neat, we left the store. I thought not much more of it, but it caught my husbands attention. While our daughter and I went to a bookstore, he went back and bought it.

Once we returned home, I took the measuring tape to it, and came up with these notes,


Using the notes, I made a pattern for it. Then, using a bit of common sense, and some Denim, I made the bag, itself.

And, the interior,


I admit to a few errors, though.
1. When putting in the divider, I marked both the front and back on the same side. If you're marking the wrong side of the fabric, you ought mark the left side on one pattern piece and the right side of the other, that they'll correspond with each other. Easy enough fix.
2. I didn't round the corners off. I was applying the bias tape before I realized it had rounded corners for a reason. Not just artistic view; but to make bias application easier. (In real life, you can see that my bias tape is really not very good. Undecided )
3. I ought have added Velcro before putting it together, to make the flap stay closed.
Oh well, live & learn.

What do you think, Crafsters? Turn out okay? Awful copy? Somewhere in between?
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8  Re: 2 Lemon Loafs in Recipes and Cooking Tips by hat-and-bag-lady on: April 20, 2015 03:30:31 PM

This is a pic of the front cover.
As I said, earlier, I received it as a wedding gift, over 20 years ago. This one, I tried about 10 years ago (?)
Dear Hubby, enjoys them so much, that baking them one at a time is quite pointless. That's why I listed a recipe for 2. In order to make only one, halve the recipe.
Enjoy.
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9  2 Lemon Loafs in Recipes and Cooking Tips by hat-and-bag-lady on: April 12, 2015 09:36:26 AM
I first got this from a recipe book called "Company's Coming: Muffins and More"
At my first try of it, I discovered that making them one at a time is pointless. So, here's a double recipe.
Enjoy.

Grease & Flour 2 loaf pans. Preheat oven to 350*F

1 C. Butter
2 C. White Sugar
4 Eggs
1 C. Milk
In a large bowl, cream Butter and Sugar and 2 eggs. Beat in other 2 eggs. Blend in Milk.

3 C Flour
2 tsp. Baking Power
1 tsp. Salt
2 Grated Lemon rinds
In a 2nd bowl, thoroughly stir Flour, B. Power, Salt and Lemon rind. Add to milk mixture. Stir ONLY to MOISTEN! (do not over-stir) Spoon into prepared pans.
Bake 1 Hour, or until tests done with toothpick. Remove from oven, add Glaze. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove to rack and continue cooling. Wrap and store (I put it in the fridge, myself, but I don't think you have to.)

GLAZE
1/2 C. Sugar
Juice of 2 lemons
Combine juice and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat and stir to dissolve sugar. Spoon evenly over hot loafs.
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10  A Wool Tote in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by hat-and-bag-lady on: March 30, 2015 06:39:29 AM
I hadn't thought before of making a tote bag out of wool. Then, I read it in this book,

"Hold It ... " by Nancy Restuccia. Terrific resource if you can get it. (I got mine off E-Bay auction site.)

So, I bought some Wool fabric and decided to give it a try. Simplicity 9658, bag B. It's a nicely sized tote, neither too large, nor too small.


Here it is:


And the other side:


This one will remain mine. Period.
Thank you for looking.
Any feedback is welcome.
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