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« Reply #2290 on: March 04, 2011 08:50:12 AM »

Despite being on vacation I have been able to knit a little. Not much down time so I have had to do a few rows at random moments like on the plane, breakfast in a restaurant, by the pool, sitting on the edge of the hot tub, waiting for someone in a store, and the weirdest spot of all...in the stadium of Cirque du Soleil  Cheesy I sat there and I was like, I swear no one on this planet has ever knit(or even crafted for that matter) in here! So I have learned that even when you are super busy, you can get a lot done if you just carry your knitting in your purse and knit even a few stitches when you can, like waiting for someone to go to the bathroom. Slowly but surely this baby hoodie will get done.
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« Reply #2291 on: March 04, 2011 09:22:04 AM »

AlishaMisha - I've done needlework in public, like restaurants and get the strangest looks.


I just finished my first ever knitting project!!!  I had learn to knit on my 50 list from last year and it didn't happen.  I made a patterned washcloth.  I must of messed up a few stitches, because there's a wonky part, but it was good practice!  I hope to post photos this weekend along with some other crafts.
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« Reply #2292 on: March 04, 2011 09:31:10 AM »

Yay for knitting when you can!

Yay for first time knitting!

Messing up is part of the process...love it, learn from it and move on! Cheesy  Great attitude!  FEARLESS!!!!
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« Reply #2293 on: March 04, 2011 10:35:21 AM »

I have a question for all you crafty people -- Any suggestions for a good messenger bag style pattern?  I fell inlove with some fabric on spoonflower, but with it being so expensive, I wanted to make something really useful.  I was thinking I could use iron on vinyl on the outside to help protect it.  I want something that's not too huge but that I can carry all my purse type stuff, but also when traveling this summer be able to carry a book or two and some craft projects.  I'd be open to other bag styles if someone knows of a great one... Probably with a zipper or flap though so stuff doesn't fall out
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« Reply #2294 on: March 04, 2011 10:55:59 AM »

I use Scotchguard on all of my bags...it at least keeps most of the dirt off...however, I also make everything except my kimono bags washable as well...to be honest, though, I get tired of the bag long before it gets dirty! Cheesy

Yeah, it is expensive and a lot of work--sorry, but I draft up my own patterns bag by bag, so I can't help you there...
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« Reply #2295 on: March 04, 2011 11:18:05 AM »

Wish I could help with a good pattern too but I made up my own last time I did a messenger bag...I don't follow patterns very well, which really limits me...it's a goal of mine this year to force myself to do it better.

I'm working on a series of zentangles for my living room wall.  I finished the first one yesterday but haven't taken pics yet (I know, shocking, right? Beth, not taking pics...lol).  I probably would have finished two instead of one but my hand was calling out for a doodle too!

Here's hoping I get time to sew today...even if it's just long enough to do the cell phone pouch I want to do...I miss my machine!!
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« Reply #2296 on: March 04, 2011 12:30:58 PM »

Try here: http://somethingsewspecial.blogspot.com/2008/12/purses-bags-wallets.html

There are tons of links to different bags.
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« Reply #2297 on: March 04, 2011 12:48:16 PM »

So my son is very into trucks. He's also been really into bags lately. He'll take any bag (often one of my purses), load it up with stuff, and tote it around the house. So I made this mini tote bag for him while he was napping using some truck fabric and scrap fabric for the lining.



I'd post an action shot, but he refused to touch the bag and ran away from it. Sigh. Cry
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« Reply #2298 on: March 04, 2011 12:51:07 PM »

What a great link!

I have a few things that I make often drawn out or with templates (I must have made 30 passport wallets--blech!)...

It does same time if some one already did the measurements and figured out the pieces...and offer free patterns and tutorials! Cheesy
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« Reply #2299 on: March 04, 2011 01:09:28 PM »

I'd post an action shot, but he refused to touch the bag and ran away from it. Sigh. Cry

Aww... he'll come around soon I'm sure.   Smiley
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