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« on: January 16, 2012 06:34:26 AM »

I just completed my very first Teesha Moore bag, inspired by sheepBlue's Harry Potter bag , and I'm SO EXCITED to share it with someone!  It's a surprise for my daughter, who won't get to see it for 2 more days.  I used every technique I could think of to make each square unique from the others.  I used transfers of images and quotes from the TV show; 3D objects like the moonstone, the diary, and the fake flower (vervain); embroidery (which I suck at); fabric paint pens (to write "doppelganger" instead of trying to embroider it); iron-on patches; and acrylic paint (to do the blood splatter).  I found two t-shirts at the Salvation Army that I was able to incorporate into the design... the "E" for Elena and the "blood bank," which obviously came off of a local blood bank donor shirt.  (You'd be surprised how many blood donor shirts are out there!)  I decided to try and make side and bottom panels so that the tote would hold more, and so I also did a lot of ripping and redoing too!  Next time I'll start with the bottom panel, make sure everything's square, and work my way up.  I also added a lining to cover up all of the knots and strings on the inside.  Now I've got to decide on a theme for my next bag, which will be for me!  Maybe Pride & Prejudice??

 
 
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012 07:00:25 AM »

I don't watch it but can really appreciate how you captured the show's elements.  You did a fantastic job!
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012 07:23:10 AM »

so pretty!  You did a great job on this!
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012 07:29:27 AM »

It looks great!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012 01:52:12 PM »

WOW I'm very impressed!! I don't watch the show. But this is fantastic, I love it. All the things that went into it, Love the lady transfer & the Diary Book so special!!! Roll Eyes I 'm sure your daughter will be estactic about it!!! Also a treasure she'll love for a long time!! Great Peice of Art!!!
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So gorgeous! I love it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2012 12:32:28 PM »

 Love all the techniques! I am working on a TM bag for my Mom, this is inspiring!
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2012 09:55:10 AM »

Love Love Love!!  I just finished watching the entire show on Netflix, I love it and I want more.  Your daughter is going to love this bag!
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2012 07:35:28 AM »

Wow!  You put alot of work into this bag.  I love it!
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2012 05:38:53 AM »

Thanks, everyone, for the kind words.  I hated to give it away, but now I can concentrate on making one for myself.  I'm trying to think of ideas for a Pride and Prejudice bag, but I don't want to rely on too many pictures from the movie.  This one may take me a while!  I'm inspired every day by the TM squares I see on Craftster.  Everyone is so talented!
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