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 on: August 30, 2014 06:51:22 PM 
Started by waggonswest - Last post by waggonswest

Members of my family run a couple microbreweries.  They sent me a box full of grain bags.  I am upcycling them into bags and things.  This is a prototype for a messenger bag. 

I need to mess with the proportions a bit but I do like how the round flap came out.  It currently doesn't have a closure.  Does it need one?  Magnetic? Button?  Velcro?  Suggestions please.

More pics on my blog.  http://twasbrilligand.blogspot.com/2014/08/prototype.html 

 on: August 30, 2014 05:30:24 PM 
Started by My_RubySlippers - Last post by jfer007
That's true. I'm still shocked by the whole ordeal, so forgive the photo quality.

Everything together:

The front of the coin purse (featuring Holden from Catcher in the Rye)

And my personal favorite part (oh the irony):

The quote says "People are always ruining things for you."

Thank you so much again, goldfishpollywog! And I'm sorry that I have such a crappy apartment manager! (Actually she isn't that bad, the situation just stunk!)  Grin

 on: August 30, 2014 05:23:18 PM 
Started by kosmicgirl - Last post by oddacity
I'm so glad you both liked your cards! I've been having a lot of fun recently getting back into all sorts of artsy things I forgot I liked to do. Rediscovering painting was one of them! I'm not particularly good at it but it sure is fun to mix up some paint and brush it onto a page. ^__^

I received from cmarion3 today! My theme was feminism.

She sent me two cards because she said she got overenthusiastic. I hear ya on that one! I love them both! I had never heard the quote by Rebeca West before but thought it was pretty great. Also I love the colors and textures of the paper! Thank you so much!!! Cheesy

 on: August 30, 2014 05:09:39 PM 
Started by LovelyMiss - Last post by craftADDchick
Okay, if you saw my list of planned projects and compared it to the projects I am posting, you would see little similarity. Grand plans modified greatly! But, once I looked at the items I'd recently made for swaps (plus a few other summer projects), I realized I had fulfilled quite a few prompts. I have a few more finished, but I need to take photos tomorrow.

For now...

Prompt:  August Battle- Water
Team: Textbook
Event: Yarnology
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Sailor's Knot Dishcloth
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: Sailors obviously need water for sailing, and another thing sailors need is knots. This dishcloth is reminiscent of a Turkish knot (sort of) which is often used as a stopper knot around a cylindrical object. I actually stitched most of it during our all-district staff meeting earlier this week, while listening to speeches & presentations (2 1/2 hours worth...) and it helped me to pay attention and not fidget (and wonder "Is it almost over?" every 5 minutes)! When I got home, I just had to finish the last piece and assemble it.

Project Picture:

Prompt:  August Mob- Happiness Month!
Team: Textbook
Event: Fabricology
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Science Pun Bag
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I made this for BriannaB03 in the Science Swap and she said she loved science puns. She laughed when she opened it, so it definitely made her happy!

Project Picture:

Prompt:  June-  Onomatopoeia: Zip!!
Team: Textbook
Event: Fabricology
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Zipped Project Pouches
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I love zippers and zipper pouches!! These were made to be tucked into the Argon bag that I made for BriannaB03, to be used for holding individual craft projects.

Project Picture:

Prompt:  August- Rhinestone Cowboy
Team: Textbook
Event: Fabricology
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: SHINY! TM Patch
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I made this patch for Watsonc7 in the most recent round of the TM patch swap. I used beads and sequins to adorn the patch. Shiny, indeed!

Project Picture:

Prompt:  August- Version 2.0
Team: Textbook
Event: Yarnology
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: As You Wish Patch
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I made this patch for roler (private swap) and the image is the same one I used for my Dread Pirate Roberts shirt, only much smaller!

Project Picture:

Prompt:  August- String Theory
Team: Textbook
Event: Yarnology
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Bacteriophage TM Patch
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: This was also made for BriannaB03 in the Science Swap, and I'll definitely be making one for myself!

Project Picture:

Prompt:  RED ALERT! Perseid Meteor Shower
Team: Textbook
Event: Yarnology
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Jayne Cobb Hat TM Patch
Project Link:
Brief Description: The TV show Firefly took place in space! I made this for Watsonc7 in the recent TM patch swap, and the little pom-pom (made out of embroidery floss) just about kills me with its cuteness!

Project Picture:

Prompt:  June- Take a Hike!
Team: Textbook
Event: Fabricology
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Beetle TM Patch
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I made this beetle patch for goatgoddess in the recent TM Patch swap. One thing you can definitely find in nature is insects...

Project Picture:

 on: August 30, 2014 05:05:40 PM 
Started by kaz814 - Last post by alwaysinmyroom
As part of my personal destashing goals, I decided that I am going to do a scrap project each week.  Scrap yarn, scrap fabric, scrap papers, etc.

Here is my project for 9/1:

I started with scraps left over from cutting out quilt pieces and some old recipe card stock I found in my Mom's basement:

I glue and sewed the scraps on the cards to make these:

I then used my heart stencils to cut out hearts. Glued them on and used a mix of glitter and glue to go around the edges....ta da--much needed notecards for swaps! Grin

I still have tons of scraps so I will be on the hunt for more easy and fun projects!

Thanks for looking!  

 on: August 30, 2014 05:04:59 PM 
Started by HSG - Last post by that1girl
i went to the library today and placed my bookmarks

take a book leave a book

im working on hats to abandon or donate in the winter

 on: August 30, 2014 04:56:21 PM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom - Last post by alwaysinmyroom
I received two items from the Frugal Living Swap today!

Banana-Pineapple Nut Bread

It came in handy when I needed a snack.

I also got a set of much needed notecards!  They are made from leftover scraps from her quilting projects and kraft paper--how frugal!

She said to overlook her dog hair carpet...she was not feeling 100% today and did not get a chance to vacuum! Grin

 on: August 30, 2014 04:28:50 PM 
Started by ama - Last post by ama
I usually hang out in the knitting forums, but I've been taking cake decorating classes through Wilton so here I am.  Grin

This is my final cake for Course 3.  I did a patriotic theme for Labor Day.  This was my second attempt at covering a cake in fondant, and while it's not perfect, I'm pretty proud of myself for not having any folds.  I don't think you can tell because of the bunting, but I could have smoothed the sides a little more.  My fondant smoother kept picking up traces of the chocolate buttercream from the edge, so I decided to leave it alone before I smeared it everywhere.  In any case, it's so much better than my first attempt!

Inside there are two layers of chocolate Guinness cake with chocolate buttercream frosting.  I almost wish I was going to keep it so I could eat it.  But I'd totally stuff my face, so I've got a friend coming to take it off my hands.

Thanks for looking.  Smiley

 on: August 30, 2014 04:18:13 PM 
Started by stillatthetop - Last post by stillatthetop
I am in America, so Christmas is usually our holiday. But I know other craftsters who like to make homespun gifts for their families...gifts from the heart. I hope we can use this post to celebrate the reason for the season...LOVE.

I need to save money this year, and giving all my hard earned cash to the "cash cows" that promote crazy things are not for me. I would rather spend the dollars on items to make hand-made candles, soaps, pillows, and food goodies. Son is getting PJs. {along with a few toys}. Some of those materials will come out of my stash. (I save old candles and re-melt them  Wink)

This is not my photo...snagged somewhere off the internet, but it looks like it could be made with leftover {used and broken} sweaters, and be good to use as package toppings and tree ornaments. That way you can skip the bow...those just add to our never ending garbage dump at this time of year.

Embroidery floss to wrap the hands and ankles. Small foam ball for the head {you could add a face if you wished with fabric paint?} easy to trace and make your own pattern. Looks like it would be easy to stitch by hand, and the more handmade it looks, the better. Charming.

My gifts will be wrapped in brown paper bags. With garden twine on them. Oh, of course I will rubber stamp some fun designs  Grin

I also go to our local newspaper printing place, and for $2.00 I get an "off-roll" with lots of unprinted newsprint. It is great for making larger fabric patterns, or protecting the table when the kids do their crafts. Or at Birthday parties I bring out the markers, and they all get to draw on the 'tablecloth'  Grin

Another holiday idea for everyone is to put a white linen cloth on the table, and let all the guests sign it with  fine-line sharpie...then embroider it later for a keepsake. Great at weddings. Just ideas.

Now I would love to hear yours!


 on: August 30, 2014 04:12:06 PM 
Started by BigBangMomma - Last post by BigBangMomma
I had made several pairs of squares from an afghan book and decided to make them into a small bag. Instead of adding a strap, I made it a small organizer bag. It's about 9" squared. I'm pretty excited because it's my first time with lining a bag, and with using magnetic closutes, or actually any closure like that. Next time, I'll add my closure a little lower so u can sew it in above and below it, but I am super pleased with my first try.

Thanks for looking!

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