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Topic: Hand Turkey says hello!! (+ hand wreath, hooties and country windmill)  (Read 1526 times)
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« on: November 16, 2008 09:09:21 AM »

So I made my mom a purse: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=268968.msg3031190#msg3031190

Among the changeable flaps she requested were a windmill country scene, something with cardinals, and some seasonal ones for the holidays. So here's what I ended up doing....

I emailed my little brother and sister (20 and 22 years old respectively) and had them mail me tracings of their hands. I made my own as well. Scanned them into the computer and reduced them all to 40% (they're slightly larger than an infants hand) and reprinted them out. Using wonder-under and my small hand cut-outs I cut our hands out of fabric to make a facsimile of those cheesy kindergarten holiday crafts we were always bringing home as kids.

So here they are:

Hand Turkey!! (yeah, that's my right hand with the brown felt)

Hands wreath:

And a windmill country scene I painted. Also used leather cording to create "barbed wire" for a 3-D effect.I haven't finished this flap yet, it still needs another side. Plus, I'm not a painter by any means so it's not as nice as I hoped it would look....

Finally, some love hooties I did for my best friend's purse. I still need to finish the other side of this flap too.

The hooties are inspired by a post I saw here. Someone had done a laptop protector with porcupines on it in a similar fashion, and posted they'd gotten the idea from some pillows and included a link. A version of these owls were on another pillow at the same link.  Tongue

Anywho... that's all I've gotten done for the day.  Grin

« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2008 09:16:42 AM »

Those are awesome!  I love the handprints and I think the painting is wonderful!  The owls are adorable too.  Great work!
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2008 09:40:26 AM »

Those are great, and I agree, the painting is lovely!  I really love the hands though.  I'm almost 25 and I will still randomly trace my hand and turn it into a turkey.   Grin  I'm sure your Mom will love them, great work!

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2008 11:18:05 AM »

Not only is it cool because the purse is interchangable
but those hands are really really cool because it is sooo special for your mom!!!
And the painting is beautiful!!!
I love these!

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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2008 01:10:31 PM »

They are all great! Like the handle too.

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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2008 02:35:50 PM »

Thanks! Cheesy I'm gonna finish up the last flap and try and mail them off by Tuesday so she can actually wear it around Thanksgiving... lol.
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2008 05:30:11 PM »

Lucky Mom!!  Love the interchangeable holiday flaps...better than having a whole purse that you can only use a couple of weeks a year.
I hope it isn't too heavy for your mom when she stuffs it full!!
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2014 03:23:00 AM »

SO cute!

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