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« on: May 02, 2013 05:58:55 AM »

When I was little, my absolute favorite toy was my spirograph. I remember sitting for hours at the table experimenting with different wheel and ring combinations. And ink colors. My Dad bought me one of those 16 color pens. I used every drop of ink in it with my spirograph.

I saw this great bag while I was stumbling around on flickr, and decided to make my own version. White bags and I do not get along. They usually end up gray, so I decided to start with a gray bag.


A close up bit of some of the embroidery. (Yeah, not my best stitching, but the overall effect is just fine.)


The finished bag.



I couldn't get very good shots. The lighting was bad and my camera batteries were dying.

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013 06:15:25 AM »

Really pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013 07:05:52 AM »

eep! I love it!  It's very pretty!
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013 07:06:31 AM »

Cute!  Did you spirograph and then trace it with your stitches?
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013 08:42:33 AM »

Thanks!

I spirographed onto paper. Then I enlarged the designs a bit on my scanner/printer/copier thingy, and transfered them to the bag to stitch. Doing the designs without enlarging them would have taken forever...
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013 09:31:53 AM »

that's so beautiful.  I love all the colours you chose. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013 10:40:33 AM »

This is fantastic!  What delicate stitching.

As a kid I had a 16 colour pen and spirograph too!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013 01:41:21 PM »

That's awesome!  I loved my spirograph too.  The new ones are not as user friendly.  Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2013 02:01:42 PM »

Amazing! I'ma pin it.
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2013 02:53:45 PM »

oh wow, that's so pretty!
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2013 06:18:30 AM »

Wow! This is so great! I loved spirograph too!
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2013 05:43:13 PM »

Oh, I love it!
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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2013 01:44:04 AM »

I really like your bag Smiley Nice embroidery !
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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2013 07:55:53 PM »

So cute!!! I loved my Spirograph too.  It was the "coolest" and we thought we were real artists!!
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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2013 01:03:58 PM »

Pretty! I remember using my spirograph as a kiddo!
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« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2013 09:17:41 PM »

This is awesome! I like how you started with grey right from the get-go.
When I was a kid, I used my Mom's 1930s version of Spirograph, called Hoot N Nanny.
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