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Topic: Hand Turkey says hello!! (+ hand wreath, hooties and country windmill)  (Read 1112 times)
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SkyyAngel
« 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

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threegirlsandaboy
« 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 »

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!
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.
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JerseyGal
« 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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