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Topic: Finally Finished my Beatles Teesha Moore Bag!!! (PIC OVERLOAD!!)  (Read 6028 times)
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« on: June 15, 2011 12:26:56 PM »

I've been working on this bag on and off for a year- and it's finally finished! Confession: my original intention was to make this and give it to my sister-in-law last year for the christmas holiday. BUT... after about 30 hours of working on it, I fell in love with it and decided if I was going to spend so much time on a project I deserve it! After all, how often do us crafty people make things for ourselves?? So as I worked along I incorporated tons of the things I love.

Onto the many Pics! And if we've had the chance to swap- be on the look out for some of the goodies you send me on the bag! It's loaded with swap treasures!  Grin

Shot of the front




I printed out the squirrel on fabric backed with freezer paper, then thought he looked cold so I embroidered a sweater on him Wink
The butterfly pendant (peeking out of the hole on the brown flowery fabric) is from onecrazymom. I know there are also some goodies from Tree27 sewn on there too (The number 9 and others that don't show up too well in the photos).


back of the bag


one side- I used a Jenny Heart pattern for the sexy lady. There's also a bit of thrifted tea towel (3rd from bottom), a Chippy (Check out Tim and Eric!!) and a vintage elephant button from my grandma's collection (all of the buttons came from her collection)


The other side- again, grandma's buttons, Jenny Heart embroidered squares, The little Mexican man came from a tea towel with a hole on it. The bottom square is a maze with a cat and a mouse button from FrankSpinello. There's also a fabric flower from onecrazymom and some star beads from suereal.


See that little mustache pouch? I sewed that on the back of the sexy lady- I call it my stache stash Smiley. I received that it the 44cent swap from runningnaked

And I promised you the Beatles! Here they are!

Printed them on vintage material, again backed by freezer paper. I had to mod podge them because the ink didn't set  Tongue



I also lined the bag; I didn't want my stuff to snag any of the treads. I used a lot of thrifted fabric in the bag- felted sweaters, old clothes that I loved but didn't wear anymore. I had a lot of fun trying new stitches. I must have spent 150+ hours on this bag! I wish I could take close-ups of all the squares for everyone to see (the textures are so nice!), but that would be a bit of an over load! I'm in love with it- what do you guys think???!

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011 12:33:52 PM »

This is fantastic. I'd LOVE to have a bag like this.
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011 12:36:16 PM »

 Shocked That is absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing!  Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011 12:36:39 PM »

This is really neat! You can tell that a lot of love went into it. Awesome work!
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2011 12:39:46 PM »

Thank you so much for the compliments! I've had three friends already try and "steal" my bag! Good thing I made it ginormus and impossible to sneak away with  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011 01:54:11 PM »

I loooove it!  Wink I even had to look Teesha Moore up on google a while back and discovered she have a website. I was soo fascinated in her work. I also got to watch the videos how to come up with one of those bags! Too bad they weren't close captioned.  Roll Eyes
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I looking for fabrics! Willing to do a fabric exchange or some kind of swap.

I am up for private swap for Teesha Moore patches!! PM me if  you are interested! :-D
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2011 02:13:39 PM »

This bag is intense. I love it! And the squirrel is cute  Tongue great work!
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2011 03:24:29 PM »

This is gorgeous!  I love the muted colors and all the texture it has.  Absolutely stunning!
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2011 03:35:18 PM »

Thanks guys!

Too funny you said "intense" to describe this bag magentarose- my husband said the same thing when he first saw it all finished!

And I couldn't get away from the muted colors Aislynn! I tried to use color (I've decided I'm afraid of them by looking at my wardrobe and art work), but I don't know, I'm just drawn to earth tones!
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2011 04:09:18 PM »

Okay, that's just an amazing bag!  Wow!  I'm glad you kept it for yourself--we crafters are always giving up our stuff.  You deserve one just for you!
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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2011 04:58:43 PM »

Absolutely bloody beautiful!
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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2011 05:19:48 PM »

fantastic!
so many amazing details!
I esp love the wee squirrel, and the mexican patch.
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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2011 05:55:52 PM »

I would try to steal it too!!  Cheesy Just wonderful!
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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2011 03:52:01 AM »

Wow, so lovely and detailed.
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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2011 12:07:53 PM »

Thanks everyone! I'm glad I posted- after I was finished with it it crossed my mind that it might be a little much! But if you crafters like it, my mind is at ease!

FrankSpinello- there are other bits you send me on there as well- some beads and the cute owl that were in my matchbox Smiley

I love looking at the bag and being reminded about all the wonderful swap partners I've had! Thank you Craftster!!!
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« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2011 03:21:49 PM »

Fabulous, WOW you sure did a intense work on it!!! Roll Eyes Really love it. I love teesha Moore bags & some of the others on craftsters do a great job too. I'm still working on one for myself. It'll be another year before I get mine done Ha!! Wink Thanks for showing.
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« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2011 01:19:33 PM »

Thanks Sharalee! I was definitely inspired (envious  Grin) of all the Teesha Moore bags from the other Crafsters as well. I hope you finish yours up soon so you can enjoy it!
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« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2011 04:50:48 AM »

This is a beautiful creation, the hours of love you put into it really show!
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« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2011 11:03:47 PM »

Such a uniquely intricate and beautiful bag..!! Your hard work really paid off..~! <3
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« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2011 07:30:09 AM »

Thanks for the lovely compliments everyone!
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« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2011 04:02:02 PM »

so pretty! i'm happy you decided to keep it for yourself. after all that work that would have been my choice too!
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« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2011 07:32:26 PM »

thanks vintagegirl90! I actually started a bag for my sister-in-law today (much smaller) I'm feeling less guilty for keeping this one Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2011 06:00:40 AM »

This is gorgeous. I love bags like this but a Beatles one? I love them. We named our son Lennon, after all! Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2011 04:39:11 AM »

WOOT! This is awesome! Of course LOVE the Beatles!

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« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2011 12:25:27 PM »

Thanks for the love guys!
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« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2011 02:49:28 PM »

Wow! Amazing! I just found this while browsing and just had to comment, I may have to try making one one of these days!
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« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2011 09:57:55 AM »

Thanks isaacmom01! You should def give Teesha Moore's techniques a try! I'll warn you though, it's very addicting  Cheesy!
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« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2012 09:03:49 PM »

I love this bag!  What did you mean by modge podge the beatles pic?  I'm interested, because I've tried to print on fabric with my inkjet, and would like to know of this method of setting.   Is the fabric really stiff now?  Thanks for any info.   
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« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2012 01:15:36 PM »

I love this bag!  What did you mean by modge podge the beatles pic?  I'm interested, because I've tried to print on fabric with my inkjet, and would like to know of this method of setting.   Is the fabric really stiff now?  Thanks for any info.    

It did make the fabric a bit stiff. If you do this, just dab the mod podge on the picture because the ink will smear if you brush it. I think there's a product you can buy to pre-treat your fabric so you can print on it and it will set the ink  (I was just trying to use what I had at home  Smiley plus I had most of the stitching done when I spilled a drop of water on it an noticed that the color bled off- mod podge was a quick fix!

Oh and thanks for your compliment too  Smiley
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