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Topic: I call it Vera [a tribute to Jayne Cobb]  (Read 5476 times)
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« on: June 24, 2007 08:21:27 PM »

Because I like to hide my 'squeeing fangirl' behind a thin layer of subtlety, instead of going in costume to Saturday's CantStopTheSerenity charity screening of the ever awesome Serenity [those of you who haven't seen it borrow it. Go Now. I'll wait.] I spent all of friday designing and then making up a bag that proclaims my fannish allegiance.

So here I present to you, the Jayne Bag.


 
unfortunately it was a little too subtle. No one noticed it. Oh well, I adores it anyway.

For those who want actual specifics and specs; The bag is made of medium weight calico and black cotton homespun, the lining is black polypop, a lightweight cotton polyester blend. The design was photoshopped and then transferred to the calico using Avery Iron on Transfers for light coloured fabrics. The design is the same on both sides. The quotes in black are by Jayne, those in blue about or too Jayne and the one in red is meant to point to to what the rest refer.

It was an absolute labour of love. I had to unpick the base numerous times as I kept messing it up and I screwed up and then fudged the handles cause I was sick of unpicking by that stage. I took it to the Screening and carried it proudly. It held my wallet, mobile phone, digicam, a note pad and pen, two CSTS shirts and the Juggling Goslings I won in the charity auction without drama. I wondered if it was not a little bit "Mary Poppin's Carpet Bag" at that point.
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2007 09:15:33 PM »

AAAHHHH. I love it!!!!!! I truly do. I love "Serenity".
The bag is a eloquent tribute to Jayne, perfect.
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2007 09:47:43 PM »

i'm glad to see i'm not alone in my firefly obsession!  this is awesome!  great job Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2007 12:14:57 AM »

Wow that is a geeky bag I could take to work and not worry about my boss (or other high up people) seeing!
Nice work. Did you write up all the text yourself or is it a mixture of quotes?
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2007 12:19:45 AM »

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

Midnightoak: all of the text is quotes from Firefly and Serenity, although I realised once I had finished I had missed putting some of my favourite 'Jayne moments' Oh well.

I'm thinking I need a Mal bag as well  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2007 05:04:01 AM »

That is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.  You should sell them.  I would totally shell out money for that.  Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2007 11:10:55 AM »

GorRRRAM!
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2007 10:39:00 PM »

That is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.  You should sell them.  I would totally shell out money for that.  Shocked

I have had a few of my friends say that I should sell them as well but honestly, if you are making them for other people you can't fudge anything that isn't quite working and it loses some of the fun too I think.

But I am glad you liked it  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2007 12:06:04 AM »

Ooooohh my geeky little Joss-Whedon obsessed heart beats for your bag, that's awesome! I think the level of subtlety is perfect!
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2007 08:18:11 PM »


Wonderful bag, Sharre.  And also ...?  You went to Can't Stop the Serenity in Australia!!  (I checked your profile to be sure we didn't miss your awesome bag on our "costume watch" here in Wash, DC....)  That is so cool!  It really was an international event!

For you Whedon fans who didn't make C.S.theS., have you seen his speech to Equality Now about why he writes strong female characters?  Amazing.  If you missed it, there's a link to the video in my blog, below. 
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2007 07:32:01 AM »

GorRRRAM!

That's what i was gonna say...
Very cool idea, very well executed!
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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2007 10:43:01 AM »

Totally Shiny.

I love it. I must have one....

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« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2007 02:20:12 PM »

Thanks all.

It was relatively easy, ya'll could make one if you wanted.  Cheesy

Its just a very simple bag, and I mean really really simple. Once you've done your design and got it onto your fabric the rest is straight lines and a little bit of cursing, only if, like me you kept putting the gorram stitching in the wrong spot  Wink

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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2007 04:00:32 PM »

Blah! Me envy you! It's beautiful! Mmm, Jayne Cobb.... .. .
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« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2007 05:23:36 PM »

I love this idea and this bag -- I joined just so I could tell you that, but it looks like a nice place to explore; must poke around.

But this bag is wonderful!  Thank you for showing it and saying how you made it.
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« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2007 06:05:18 PM »

I love it!!! The Hero of Canton is my favorite episode Smiley I'd go watch it but i just sent the dvd's off to recently converted fiance overseas.
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« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2007 12:36:40 AM »

I love this idea and this bag -- I joined just so I could tell you that, but it looks like a nice place to explore; must poke around.

But this bag is wonderful!  Thank you for showing it and saying how you made it.


Welcome to craftster! It definitely is a good place to explore  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2008 05:03:37 AM »

I love it!!!!
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« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2008 03:19:57 PM »

OMG, I seriously <3 that bag.....I LOVE Firefly....I'm thinking I may need to do a Kaylee bag....lol
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« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2008 09:05:10 PM »

Y'know, Adam is going to be at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA this year.... Smiley

I wish I had the ability to make that...
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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2008 01:00:52 PM »

that's amazing~!! keep up the grat work
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« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2008 05:57:30 PM »

This is a great design, especially for those avid readers who might like to put their favorite quote on a bag and display it proudly.

If I saw this in person I would notice and want to take a closer look.
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« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2008 08:18:10 AM »

Geat idea!  and u have something to read while u wait in the dentist office ^^
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« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2008 08:59:37 AM »

I am totally in lust with this bag!!  Not only because I am a huge Firefly fan (as are most of my close friends and my hubby) but because I can see so many other uses for this bag.  Cheesy  I want one now!
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« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2008 06:23:58 PM »

I so want that bag. XD
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« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2008 06:55:25 PM »

incredible~
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« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2008 11:30:37 AM »

Me want one, too!♥! I forsee a trip to get transfer material in my future. Now I'll have a (legitimate) reason to write down my favorite quotes.
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