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« on: February 01, 2010 04:22:00 PM »

Firstly, I want to say WOW! I thought I had a great unique idea, and then I saw the wonderful stuff everyone else has made! Good work everyone!

Okay, so I don't go by envirocraft for nothing... this challenge really excited me!

Here's what I ended up with (I didn't buy anything to make this project!)


I bought a new bathing suit a while back (I just so happened to find one at costco I liked, and when you find bathing suits you like, even if it's minus 40 degrees outside, and you have no plans of a trip to mexico, you buy it!!!)

It came on one of those plastic body forms.  The body form had found its way into my blue bin recycling. I put my recycling out that week.  They didn't come pick up that week, and what a blessing in disguise.

So I decided to paint the inside inspired by my sister's (unfinished) art at my mom's house:
 

I drew the pattern I wanted on the inside with permanent marker


It was very weird drawing in the boob cavities and the "downstairs" region! LOL

I then painted it with acrylics... with a mishap along the way:
Blue paint on my chocolate brown  curtains


I have a very small work area, so sometimes stuff like this happens (I cleaned it up right away and it mostly came out!)


I sewed a fabric bag from my stash, and inserted it.  I added eyelets (also from stash) in the plastic so if it was heavy the plastic wouldn't rip, and added ribbon as handles (the ribbon came from Retmains shopping bag!)


The fabric bag is only attached by the ribbon strap so it can be taken out for washing if need be!

And here's how it looks:
(Boob side)


(downstairs side)


(Inside-the tissue paper roses beside it were made by my boyfriend for me for our one year anniversary! He's SO SWEET!!!)


I had a lot of fun making it.  It's not all that "grocery bag-y" so I think what I might do is put a longer and wider strap on it to make it more of a shoulder bag.

I hope you like it too! Don't forget to vote when the time comes!
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010 05:57:43 PM »

great work! I love the design!
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010 08:17:41 PM »

Really cool! I love your use of the swimsuit form. I imagine you'll get lots of looks at the store.
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010 10:30:51 PM »

You are one clever gal!!!  Love the idea, boobage and all of that being a bag  Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010 11:10:55 PM »

 No Way! That is the coolest, craziest thing I ever saw! It Rocks!
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2010 02:04:44 AM »

This is amazing, I bet you get lots of comments when you are using it.
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2010 07:43:19 AM »

Thanks for all the comments! It was fun to make!

Midnight Sun, that pot smoking quote made me die laughing!!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2010 08:53:30 AM »


Midnight Sun, that pot smoking quote made me die laughing!!!

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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2010 10:12:11 AM »

You sure have a designer's eye!
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2010 10:55:12 AM »

absolutely funny and practical and so green!

I mean, who would have thought you could even do something like this with those plastic forms!!!  Geniusly clever!!!

totally loving your bag and your artwork!!!
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