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Flapi
« on: May 13, 2007 01:48:34 AM »

Hello Smiley
I've joined the forum today and this is the first post I'm making! My name is Mariana, I'm from Portugal and I'm a big pop art fan that loves the idea of using daily life objects to make arts&crafts. I've made several pouches and purses reconstructed from them, take a look:

- Measuring Tape:




- Tea Box:


- Cereal Box:


Any input is always welcomed Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2007 02:34:20 AM »

that is so cute, i love how you used measuring tape.
especially the first bag with all the colors is lovely
ah too cute
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2007 04:13:41 AM »

Welcome to Craftster!

Looks like we are the lucky ones that you joined - your purses are too cool!!!!! I LOVE the first one!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2007 06:43:21 AM »

I sing praises for the first one especially
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2007 08:40:59 AM »

Thank you very much, everyone :-)
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2007 12:31:37 PM »

I love the bag! You're lucky you can find such colorful measuring tapes- I can only find white and yellow here.
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2007 05:46:52 AM »

That's true, I was lucky to find a crafts store here in my city that sells them in a bunch of different colors, I'm now constantly emptying their stock eheh ;-)
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2007 09:10:55 AM »

Now THOSE are COOL!!
Really great.
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2007 09:31:46 AM »

These are wonderful bags!  The first is my favorite, but they're all great!
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2007 09:35:11 AM »

Your purses are wonderfully colorful!!!  I love what you did with the measuring tapes!  Very cool.
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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2007 10:34:21 AM »

Too fab!!! Did you make a base purse first and attach the measuring tape? You could really sell that bag!!!
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2007 10:36:12 AM »

Wow, that's really good.  How did you get the measuring tapes to stay together? 
Haha, that first purse reminds me of the periodic table of elements with all the colors.
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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2007 12:59:36 PM »

Wow, that's really good.  How did you get the measuring tapes to stay together? 
Haha, that first purse reminds me of the periodic table of elements with all the colors.

I've put part of one under part of another and sewed both together, kept doing it until I had the enough amount of them to make the bags :-) I hope this is understandable, english is not my first language eheh. Thanks!
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2007 01:02:41 PM »

Too fab!!! Did you make a base purse first and attach the measuring tape? You could really sell that bag!!!

No, I've just sewed them all together until I had a large surface like a fabric and then used it to make the purse ;-) I hope this is understandable, english is not my first language eheh. I've already sold 2 of that big purse, actually! The first one I made was a custom order and it ended up so good that I put it for sale. Thanks :-)
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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2007 01:51:37 PM »

You've done a fabulous job!  I really like the way you staggered the flap on the first bag.  Show us some more! Smiley

I like the tea "bag" (?) too.  Is it a coin purse or wallet?  Do you have a pic of the inside?  It's very cute, too.
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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2007 02:25:54 PM »



 I hope this is understandable, english is not my first language eheh. Thanks!
Your English is fine-I teach ESL and Craftster would be a great place for you to practice it-except for all of the typos we sometimes make!!
These are such cool bags, too.
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« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2007 03:27:03 PM »

You've done a fabulous job!  I really like the way you staggered the flap on the first bag.  Show us some more! Smiley

I like the tea "bag" (?) too.  Is it a coin purse or wallet?  Do you have a pic of the inside?  It's very cute, too.

I think it can be used both ways :-) here's the inside:



Thanks!
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« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2007 03:29:57 PM »

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Yes, I've been practising a lot in the crafts communities and websites I'm a member of :-) I have the Certificate of Advanced English from when I had english classes at a private school, but that was like, 3 years ago and now in college in the degree I'm taking we don't learn foreign languages eheh. Thanks!
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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2007 05:23:25 PM »

Thanks for taking the time and posting the inside pics of the tea purse.  It's very adorable, and so simple!  Again, great job.
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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2007 06:26:08 AM »

Thanks :-)
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« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2007 09:23:09 AM »

Wow these are excellent, my favourite is the largest bag and I'm totally inspired to make my own now, what a fantastic idea and so easy to get hold of tape measures too.

Well done x
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« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2007 04:01:21 AM »

Thanks :-) Today I've bought 36 new tapes for new projects eheh.
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« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2007 06:16:43 AM »

I love the measuring tape bag. Definitely amazing!
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« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2007 06:32:47 AM »

Great ideas (: They're all ace
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« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2007 07:22:56 AM »

Thanks! Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2007 07:42:33 AM »

I was just in Seattle and saw something like this for sale in the mall. That one was made with measuring tape weaved together and it sold for $150!!!  Shocked
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« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2007 07:57:50 AM »

i'd really like to see more pictures of that tea box one...any chance of a tut? great job for first post...POST AGAIN =)
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« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2007 10:38:58 AM »

i really love your measuring tape bag...i am curious...did you fuse them to fabric to get them to line up so seamlessly? fantastic work!
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« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2007 05:59:50 AM »

They are reaally super cute!!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2007 01:01:52 PM »

great stuff... welcome to the forum!
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« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2008 05:50:09 AM »

I think its great to try and use materials that are recycled, like the cereal box. theres  a whole movement out there countering mass consumerism and waste. Nice one Smiley!
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