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« on: July 01, 2010 01:42:20 PM »

You voted, and the theme for this Purses, Bags, and Wallets Challenge is:

Recycled: Must use items from the following lists

--Something that used to be some kind of packaging/container (packaging from food, drink, plastic bits of packaging, etc)
--Something that used to be stepped in or stepped on (carpet, shoes, socks, be creative)
--Something that used to be worn on the body (any kind of clothing, jewelry, etc)
--Something that was previously crafted (parts from a previously made purse, an embroidered item, knit scarf, etc)

The materials for your project must be 90% recycled, with the items coming from the above categories. Please take "before" pictures of the materials you will be working with. Additional items (up to 10% of your total project) you may use that are not recycled could include: thread, trim, interfacing, closures, etc, but the majority of your piece must be recycled items off of this list.

The Rules:

-This challenge is open to all Craftster members.

-Each participant may enter only one project, it may be a set or a single piece.

-It can be any style or made out of any material as long as it fits the theme.

-It has to be a current piece. It can not be something that you have already made and posted.

-Post your craft during the period of August 3rd-10th, 10 pm Pacific time

-Voting will be posted from August 11th to 18th.

-On August 19th a winner will be announced

How to post your project:

-Please DO NOT post your completed project in this thread, please start a new thread in this folder. To do this, go to the top of this folder http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=246.0 and click on the tab that says "new topic"

-Name your project something memorable, starting with "PBW Recycling Challenge
" This will help me later when it is moved to the archive folder

-Post pictures: from different angles and close-ups that help us see what you made clearly. Be sure to show your favorite detail and the lining!

-Don't forget to take "before" pics of the recycled items you are using. This is a requirement.

-Post the story of your project, that could be your inspiration, how you made it, something to let us know how your project came to be.

-Please don't beg for votes.

And now the good part! Wink

The Prizes:

1st prize is being generously donated by bleedingfingertips

If the winner is not an FOC they will receive a $36 value Friend of Crafster membership. If the winner is already an FOC, other details will be worked out, either they could extend their current membership or they could choose something of comparable value from the Crafster shop.



Thanks bleedingfingertips!

2nd and 3rd prizes will be added if at least 10 people enter the challenge.
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010 12:10:02 AM »

~ I have a few old shirts, dress and skirts that i've cut up before and used for other things and there are pieces still left over worth using, can i use them?
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2010 01:11:10 AM »

Yep, just take a pic of the pieces beforehand! Can't wait to see what you make! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2010 01:41:19 AM »

~ Oh excellent!! Let the crafting begin!! 

Will you be making an entry in this challenge also?
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2010 03:12:23 PM »

Oooh I know the perfect item for this!
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2010 03:18:59 PM »

~ Oh excellent!! Let the crafting begin!! 

Will you be making an entry in this challenge also?

Me? Probably not, I don't think it would be right to enter a challenge I am running. But I am going to try to enter next month's Craftster-wide challenge, Terrific Tutorials
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2010 05:24:34 PM »

ok, I'm printing the rules and will go stash-shopping to get an idea of where I can go with this!  Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!!  The prize is worth it to me...thanks bleedingfingers(for whomever it goes to!) Wink
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2010 05:32:06 PM »

I'm so glad that people are excited about this challenge! I know that jMi used to do purse challenges but we haven't done one for awhile!
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2010 02:03:38 AM »

This sounds like great fun!! might go raiding the wardrobe this evening. Sure I have stuff I don't wear anymore. Might steal some clothes from my other half too!! have a great bag project in mind that could benefit from this! :-)
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2010 06:42:38 AM »

Hmm if my health holds up I reckon I might have a crack at this one - looking forward to seeing all the ideas that come out of it!
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2010 01:08:19 PM »

oooh yay, this is perfect, I have a project in mind to do that will fit the bill perfectly!......

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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2010 08:07:56 PM »

do bottle caps count as packaging?
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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2010 08:13:10 PM »

Yes, I think so!
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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2010 09:30:22 AM »

 Grin FINALLY!!! so can be a purse and a wallet as a set and from recycle clothes!
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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2010 01:11:09 PM »

Absolutely, a purse and wallet set sounds great!
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« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2010 01:20:49 PM »

I attempted to clean the vintage piece I want to use but had very little luck with getting some of the stains out. Looks like I might have to change my plans a bit!
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« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2010 06:59:21 PM »

how do you guys feel about denim bags (oddly shaped of course!)
about this color
http://cotton.missouri.edu/images/stonewash.gif

it's not a normal shape though, my bag, it may even be stuffed so...
opinions?
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« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2010 07:02:49 PM »

I like that color of denim, looks nice and worn!
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« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2010 07:05:26 PM »

but would it serve as a "plush"
for example, a piano bag

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« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2010 07:13:05 PM »

uh, no idea Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2010 07:16:06 PM »

darn it.

we'll see if maybe i'll find someone else's clothing to cut up.
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« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2010 08:00:07 PM »

whoo! bombarding you with questions!
for: -Something that used to be worn on the body (any kind of clothing, jewelry, etc)
can it be something "you" made?
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« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2010 11:01:42 PM »

Sure, that would even fall under the last category too so I think you are double covered Wink
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« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2010 12:32:49 PM »

This makes me really happy! Most of my projects are made using recycled materials so this is my kind of challenge.  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2010 05:08:32 PM »

Oh yes. Just what the motivation I needed for my massive stack of clothes-to-be-turned-into-bags. (I collect).

I think I'm going to tackle the biggest project for this challenge- turning the ankle-length, denim & brown leather, studded cowboy duster into an awesome bag.
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« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2010 11:59:39 AM »

ugh! i've found out i'm leaving and won't be able to enter! poo.
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« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2010 11:36:18 PM »

hmmm, I could use a bigger and more specifically designed bag for my business.  Doing this would also show off my crafty-ness (it's a crafty business) and be very useful.  hmmmmm....  I need to start digging through my stash.
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« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2010 01:21:43 PM »

I joined today, But can I do this as well?
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« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2010 02:38:13 PM »

I joined today, But can I do this as well?

Yep, anyone can join the challenge! Good luck!
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« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2010 04:11:29 PM »

I think I may get some time to get my done over the weekend! I plan to sew up a storm, with this and my Yarnies vs Sewists package.
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« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2010 08:19:34 PM »

Is anyone else going to post an item? I'll be posting mine before the deadline... Maybe this challenge could use some promotion over on the PBW: Reconstructed board.
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« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2010 05:55:05 AM »

If I can get mine finished tonight I will get it posted tomorrow!
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« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2010 08:40:50 PM »

I actually got mine up. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356209.0   I hope I have some competition (or that at least, AnaBeth gets some pictures up!)
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« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2010 07:37:25 AM »

I haven't participated in a challenge before, and am just curious about the voting part. Is this open for voting by anyone, or is it a panel of judges? I don't see any posts about voting for this challenge. I can only find ones in the Craft Challenges board that aren't related to this. I see challenges with numbers there, so I'm guessing there is a difference between the board specific challenges and the general Craftster site challenges.

Is there a challenge FAQ somewhere? Thanks Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2010 09:12:04 AM »

I'll have the voting up in the next couple of days. I am sorry everyone, I got the dates confused on this and somehow didn't have this board set to notify me of entries.

Yep, the category challenges are a little different from the general Craftster monthly challenges, mostly in that they are a little more sporadic. After I post voting everyone will have a chance to vote and then the winner will be announced.
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« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2010 11:05:15 PM »

Voting is up! Go cast your votes!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356582.0
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