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MelCap
« on: February 10, 2008 12:24:39 PM »

I'm so glad I stumbled upon this website- Everyone is so creative!! I can copy - but Im not much of an "original thinker"   

 Here are my first craftster inspired creations






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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2008 12:46:15 PM »

Cute. I really like the second one, it has a very "mod" flair.

It's not if you "copy" someone else's idea, 9/10 times they got it from somewhere else anyway. It's how you turn their ideas into your own or make them better, and if you ask me that's something original just like what you've done.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2008 01:13:59 PM »

I love, love your bags!  I love the style of the 1st one! 
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ShaynaElise
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2008 02:30:03 PM »

I really like these... I have been wanting to make a book purse for a while now but haven't been brave enough to try it.  One question though, how did you get those nifty reinforced holes in the first one that you have the strap threaded through? Is it a special tool or do you just buy the rings and poke them in?? I really like all of these purses they are wonderful!
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008 05:24:08 PM »

Your bags look great, very well made.
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2008 08:10:29 AM »

I really like the second bag too. All of them look really great though! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2008 12:06:07 PM »

I like the first one with the grommets--that's a nifty idea!  But they all look really nice.
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2008 05:32:19 PM »

I want to know how you cut the holes for the gromets? They look so neat, I'm afraid I would do a sloppy job trying to cut through the thickness of a book.
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kannd86
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2008 03:55:28 PM »

The first one really catches my eye, but I like all three.  I'd also like to know how you did the grommets.  I bought a book last year to make a book purse.  It never happened.  You've inspired me to start thinking about it again. 
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teddybear423
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2008 06:04:08 PM »

I love these bags.  I would love to make some, but I love to read and I would have a hard time taking a book apart to make a bag.  It always makes me mad when I let someone borrow a book and I get it back all messed up.
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stacijane
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2008 06:10:22 PM »

These are so cute!  I agree with Seraphina - you may see something someone else did and go with it, but we always end up putting our own spin on it.
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MelCap
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2008 03:31:40 PM »

Hi Guys,

Thanks so much for all the positive feed back! 

For the holes, I used a drill & a fat drill bit.   The 2 sides of the grommets that are supposed to fit together were too thick for the book & I also didn't have the "grommet tool"  so I just glued the smaller half of the grommets to the holes (both inside & out).   

I used the E6000 glue that I saw recommended on here, boy that stuff holds well, but those purses STINK -- they smell like a skunk!

Next time, I'm thinking craft glue for the majority of the bag, and E6000 for the "tough to glue" areas.   

Thanks again,

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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2008 08:56:32 PM »

I love these bags.  I would love to make some, but I love to read and I would have a hard time taking a book apart to make a bag.  It always makes me mad when I let someone borrow a book and I get it back all messed up.

I agree about having a hard time messing up decent books. My sister hit on the idea of buying books from a thrift store. She got 'em in some other language and didn't feel so bad about ripping 'em up. They're gorgeous!
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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2008 06:50:08 AM »

Brilliant! And SO pretty! All of them! Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2008 12:17:44 PM »

I got an old book for 50 cents at the library.  It was an outdated computer/math type book, so I'm not afraid to destroy it.  Just don't pick a classic!
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« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2008 09:01:58 AM »

These are beautiful and awesome.
I am so jealous.=D
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« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2008 12:33:23 PM »

Love them.
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2008 01:58:15 AM »

OMG They are ADORABLE!!!b Roll Eyes
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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2008 02:10:21 PM »

I am loving the black and white one in the middle!!
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