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71  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Too Small Overalls to dress on: April 17, 2007 08:40:15 PM
Oh, so cute Smiley  Now watch me go through the goodwill bag to rescue 3 of my dd's overalls Wink
72  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Kodama Tote on: April 16, 2007 06:45:31 PM
**SQUEALING WITH DELIGHT**  Huge Miyazaki fan and I'm drooling over this bag.  I've turned my 3 year old dd into a Miyazaki freak, too.  Her fave is Howl's Moving Castle Smiley
73  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rainbow Brite Msgr 4 Tots on: April 16, 2007 06:34:33 PM
woooow!  I love it!!  I had Rainbrow Brite everything when I was little.  It looks like you bought it from Toys.R.Us.  I'm not sure I would carry it myself (you know, age appropriate stuff a la what not to wear) but I could make one for my little cousin.

Does Joann's have that rainbow fabric and rainbow webbing?  The webbing is such a nice touch.  Woo for you!!  And your daughter for having such a cool mom. 

That bag is adorable...and really well made! I bet your daughter loves it too Smiley

What kind of material is the pink fabric?

You can get everything for this bag at Joann's or Wal-Mart.  The rainbow and hot pink fabric are just plain qulting/apparel cotton cloth.  I used interfacing to make it sturdy.  The webbing (strap) is sold by the yard.  Paid about $1.39 for a yd of webbing and $3.00 for the rainbow fabric.  Had the pink fabric, felt, and bias tape onhand.  The hardware I salvaged from an old bag. 

I love the way this turned out, just wish I had interfaced the loops that anchor the strap to the bag.  They're so flimsy compared to the rest of the bag Sad

Thanks, for all the sweet comments.  You've all really made my day *BEAMING*
74  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rainbow Brite Msgr 4 Tots on: April 16, 2007 10:28:39 AM
aww cute! I didnt even know rainbow bright was still around! Smiley

Yup, me too.  You could've knocked me over with a feather when I saw them on the shelves.  I had Red Butler and Rainbow Brite when I was around 5 or 6.  They also have Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony, and Care Bears.  Talk about nostalgia.  I wanted to buy one of the SS dolls just so I could smell it Wink
75  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Oh, nice a....... cow? on: April 16, 2007 10:25:09 AM
Oh, I love this!! So much that I'm going to lift the idea Wink  My dd is learning how to tell time and it would be such a fun project to "make" this clock together.  I know she'll be tickled to see her artwork in it.  Thanks for the inspiration Smiley
76  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: original design baby shrug..(^_^) on: April 16, 2007 10:21:30 AM
Wonderful!!!  Seeing projects like this is what makes me want to learn to knit Smiley
77  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Rainbow Brite Msgr 4 Tots on: April 16, 2007 10:10:58 AM
I was wandering through Toys R Us with my 3 year old dd a few days ago and she went gaga for the Rainbow Brite toys she saw.  Well, the creative wheels in my head started turning and we headed to JoAnn's.  4 US dollars and 4 hours later (we still had to go grocery shopping Wink ) this was born...




My dd adores it.  She wore it the next day to her play date and was proudly telling everyone that "my mommy made it for me".  Several of the moms offered to pay me to make one for their dd's and one wanted a larger version for herself.  I politely told them no (too many projects right now) and directed them to JoAnn's and Craftsters...shameless plug for my all-time favorite site  Grin
78  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: 2 New Purses: 1 Messenger + 1 new design on: April 15, 2007 09:56:45 PM
Love both, but I'm drooling over the couture and the fact that you have a serger Wink
79  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: what are the rules on banknotes in art work? on: April 13, 2007 12:54:01 PM
From what I've read...  It's okay if you're not mutilating or defacing with the intent to defraud.  We've all seen those souvenir machines that press coins.  Those machines thoroughly destroy the monetary value, but it's legal because the owner does not seek to pass the coin off as another form of currency or denomination.  This is standard in most countries.  If you're still not sure check with your country's treasury website.  Hope that wasn't too confusing Wink
80  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Offer What You Have (Crafts/Supplies) Swap - April on: April 13, 2007 11:43:10 AM
Im tasi292 (Ria).  Ive been approved and would like to claim jloveg for the yellow and light blue fabrics.  This is my first claim.  My list:

Pick any 2 from the following 4 items:

1.  2 yds of stretchy crushed velvet, hot pink


2.  McCall's Toddler's Couch Pattern (never used)


3.  Simplicity Slipcover and Pillows Pattern - never used


4.  1 yd Hot Pink Tulle & 2 yd Baby Pink Tulle


The following are 1 choice:

5.  Custom Cosmetic Brush Organizer similar to this one:


Larger pics can be found here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=163703.msg1659148#msg1659148

Let me know your fave color combos & patterns (floral, stripes, solids, dots, etc) and Ill whip it up Wink

7.  A custom chickie or dude avatar like these
 

For this you'll have to provide me with a pic of your face or you can give me eye, hair, skin color, and face shape and I'll wing it.  Tell me what you'd like your background to be or what you want to be wearing, accessories, clothing, etc.  Make it as personal as you want.  I'll even send you the PSD file so that you can further design your own bg's and accessories.  I like to change my chickie every holiday or special occasion Wink  I know it's not quite a craft, but I'm a graphic designer and I thought people might like it.


I'm so excited, this is my very first swap  Grin
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