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11  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: First Diaper Bag... on: May 24, 2007 08:08:02 AM
Ha! I may have learned to do patterns in Home Ec, but that was at least 15 years ago - and I hadn't been near a sewing machine from that point until January this year. So, even if I learned it at one point, I completely lost it. My biggest problem is that I learn by doing, which means I'm great friends with my seam ripper, and I go reallllllly slow. Smiley If I get ahead of myself, that's when I make mistakes. But, I like things that don't look like something everyone else has, which is why I just like to use the basic ideas of a tute and go from there. The tute is so I can learn how to do things (like those darn elastic pockets that I LOVE) - they were also great for things that seem so simple now, but I couldn't figure out...
12  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: First Diaper Bag... on: May 22, 2007 07:48:35 AM
thanks ladeis - sewing skills are fairly new - other than the standard home-ec class I took in jr. high - I've only been sewing a few months. I still have not idea how to read a pattern (either that, or I'm lazy and don't have enough room to really try) so the tutes have been great on here. I got my sewing machine for christmas, and it's just a basic one. Now that I've learned how to use it, and that I truly love it, as soon as I get more room I'll probably upgrade!

So basically, I've been sewing about 4 months, and have made maybe 4 or 5 bags - runnermom - most of them have been from your hobo bag tute so Thanks!!
13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / First Diaper Bag... on: May 21, 2007 01:26:18 PM
Phew! It's finished. My middle sister delivered her first baby at 29 weeks back in October. Now that my niece is out of the NICU and able to go on outings with mommy, I thought I'd put my new sewing skills to work to make her a diaper bag... since I've no idea how to post a pic here I posted all the details and loads more pics on my blog - check it out - any and all comments greatly appreciated....

14  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Business Name Help!! on: May 14, 2007 02:17:18 PM
It's actually Italian, and the word for May is Maggio. Hm. You may have something with that. But I fear that many may not know what that means. May Flowers. Maggio Fiori. Not sure.

I like the suggestions though, keep them coming.

Yes, he's amazing. That's the name of the song he wrote about me. It's wonderful - I love it, which is why I thought of that.
15  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Business Name Help!! on: May 14, 2007 08:10:34 AM
thank you for replying...I love the way Fiori sounds but was worried about the google search...
Fiori Designs
Fiori Handbags
Fiori Bags
Um, wow, I didn't think I'd run out of possibilities so soon...

I ran out of steam finishing my sister's new diaper bag (and if I must say so myself, I would consider it upscale - she lives in Houston, and therefore is very hip but understated Smiley - it's gorgeous fabric and as soon as I finish it I will post here to get better opinions)
16  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Business Name Help!! on: May 12, 2007 08:39:49 AM
Hi, I wanted some input - general ideas etc. I've been making bags for the past 6 months and have gotten pretty good with a few of my own designs. I've only been making them for myself and family/friends, but have gotten tons of compliments. I'm thinking in the future I would like to sell them, and want to have a label/name in the bags that I'm giving away as gifts. I'd also like to have business cards so when I do receive compliments I could hand a biz card to them.

Anyway... I don't have any recent samples of my bags. They vary from reversible tote bags, hobos, wristlets, cosmetic bags and the newest - and most likely my focus - diaper bags! I love fun, funky fabrics, but also love soft, neutral, muted colors.

My blog is flowers in may (from a song my bf wrote about me) and I usually put some sort of flower in all my bags (a button, a zipper pull, a charm...) I thought about using flowers in may, but there is already someone on etsy with that, so I'm looking for any and all other ideas out there. I thought about the italian word (i was an italian major in college, speak it fluently, and lived in florence) fiori, but really - any help would be great.

Thanks craftsers!
17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: What's your number? bag and I need your opinion (pg. 2) on: March 09, 2007 09:57:26 AM
OHHH - I love the contrast of the lining...and even if i had had a green zipper, I think the orange is sooooo much better!
18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Black Eyelet Clutch on: February 15, 2007 08:01:22 AM
very nice! glad you were able to make what you wanted since you couldn't find it!
19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pencil roll on: February 14, 2007 01:41:04 PM
ohh...I like it. the fabric is great, but you're right, m ight be too much for clothes. I made something like this recently for all my knitting needles
20  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Velcro Pouch Tutorial... Quick and Simple on: February 14, 2007 09:51:24 AM
Very cute! I love how simple it is...bookmarking this one
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