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brookelynne
« on: March 23, 2009 07:27:11 PM »

Before I begin I have a few breif warnings and then I will elaborate.

1. I am an ameture craftswoman
   (a) This is my first bag
   (b) This is my first aplique attempt
2. I have BDD (body dismorphic disorder)
   (a) It's not easy to admit, it's really embarrassing really
   (b) I can't just "get over it"

Ok! So. I was having one of the worst BDD attacks of all time, panicing really, someone suggested that I draw a picture of what I perceive myself to actually look like (to see how ridiculous it is) but it didn't work it made it 10x worse.

So I turned to craftster to see what people had been making that reflected positive body images. 
I found this link
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=223939.0
Awesome!

So I went and purchased some fabric and started on the first decent idea that floated by and this is what I ended up with.



It's a Squishy Tummy Grocery Tote Cheesy.
It's an aplique of a stuffed disembodied tummy, because a full belly is a happy belly. 
I left it a little bit abstract so it wouldn't be all "HEY LOOK GUYS THERE IS A STOMACHE ON MY BAG ISN'T THAT RAD?!" I still wanted it to look a bit classy



That's my little sister for size comparison, and my little dog, and my destroyed entranceway because my ferret reaks the havok.



The lining! I think I did ok maybe



I tried to do some topstitching for the aplique for a bellybutton and little pudgelines, but it didn't really show up on the cotton.  I'll put a pink button on later maybe if I deem it nessecary by then.

Thanks for looking Smiley
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malmow
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2009 10:24:56 PM »

Looks good to me! I love the lining.
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bookwormbethie
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009 11:31:09 AM »

very cool  bag, glad you found that thread on crafster too.

i like that the tummy applique is abstract, from far away people will just think it's a pocket Wink
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ruthiedutton
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2009 08:34:36 AM »

fun, whimsical!
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2009 03:45:36 PM »

Love your idea! It came out great! That'd be cool to go shopping for healthy stuff, like, filling your tummy with fruits Smiley
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