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Topic: My new craft bag and exposing your (crafty) self in public! (IMG Zaftig!)  (Read 664 times)
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lisalady161
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« on: March 31, 2009 06:43:15 PM »

I apologize in advance for the length; please scroll to the pics at the bottom if I'm boring you...

I got in a very bad funk last summer over life and when it knocks you down and takes your lunch money.  I began crafting again as therapy...creating something always makes me feel better about myself.

And as a former professional actress, I've always craved attention from total strangers.  As a middle-class midwesterner of middle years, I've grown very tired of 'keeping up with the latest fashions' which in this area means buying mass-produced garbage made by underpaid people in undeveloped areas.

That has all combined to make me a shameless exhibitionist of my crafting...I do it everywhere!  I'm fairly lucky because where I live crafting has always been in style, so I gets lots of positive comments and wishful "I wish I could do thats"!  So my fellow crafters I say; get out there and flaunt what you be makin'!

That said,  here are the pics of my new craft tote, which is still a WIP (work in progress)

She's a vintage piece done in Black Work on the bag back (the lame caption is my own, but that's what she's sayin' to me when I look at her!)

The left front pocket is my favorite Urban Threads design:



He's going to have black fabric paint adorn his nifty ninja togs!  But my teen-age son says,
"If you see a ninja, he isn't a ninja (it's a joke in his high school)

And this is the right front pocket, a free design from Urban Threads:



As a little girl I actually had a bunny that ate knitting and crocheted pieces!

Finally my cat Ben wanted to help so I let him model:


Let me know what you think, I'm a big girl!
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2009 07:43:26 PM »

I love the slogan underneath your stitchin' girl, and I can totally relate to it Wink. Urban Threads has some great designs -- I love the ninja ones. Great stitching work, ma'am.
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009 07:49:54 PM »

Thank you, my friend!  It's hard to walk the line between self-honesty, freedom of expression and self-preservation in this time of political correctness!
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009 08:54:58 PM »

I love the first one the most! Great stitching and glad to have you here and thank you for giving us a little background. You're right, crafting and stitching is great therapy.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009 09:26:33 PM »

although i am partial to ninjas, i think i love the first picture the best!!! that girl is just too cute!
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2009 09:35:29 PM »

I wish I had a bag like these!  I absolutely love the first one with the lady in the rocking chair, but they're all great. 

And don't all cats want to model our stuff in photos?  My cats are always getting in the shot!
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2009 06:54:35 AM »

The look on that girl's face is priceless!  And that's exactly how I felt last night when my husband kept talking to me when I was counting cross stitches.  LOL.

Great bag.  And good luck with the middles -- I'm there too.  Pffffft the middle blues.
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2009 07:13:07 AM »

Amen and well done!!!
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