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PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS => Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General => Topic started by: Poosel on December 20, 2009 05:26:45 PM



Title: Bug Purse
Post by: Poosel on December 20, 2009 05:26:45 PM
I'm a docent at the Detroit Zoo. I needed a little purse (just for wallet, phone, chapstick and a little flashlight to point out frogs).  I didn't find a cute one in the shops, so I decided to make my own in bug shape. The beading took the longest.






The bag is made out of quilter's cotton and the wing part is made out of some sort of sheer (this really inspired the purse)




This shows the backside (since it's a zoo purse I thought I'd go with leopard print), The inside fabric is covered in little black ants. It also has a little pocket for my cellphone.




How's it hanging! ...This way ;)

Thanks for peaking!


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: bluesea777 on December 20, 2009 05:38:02 PM
 LOL :) That is so cute!! 


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: tomico on December 20, 2009 05:48:45 PM
Wow! The work and detail is gorgeous. I really love the unorthidox style. I hit the "this rocks" button. It is unusual for me to get out of the "home sweet home" section. Today, I'm glad I did.

Tomico


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Post by: stellaheartocean on December 20, 2009 06:10:13 PM
That is so awesome! I love the way it hangs.


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Post by: klbaroni on December 20, 2009 07:03:20 PM
Great idea and execution! Don't be surprised if people start asking you where they can buy one : )


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Post by: llisaredd on December 20, 2009 07:03:44 PM
I am also "rocking" this! Great job and great purse for your job!  ;D


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Post by: silverhart on December 20, 2009 07:52:37 PM
Goodness, he's adorable!!!  XD  i love his little wings, they're so pretty


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: grendelsmom on December 21, 2009 05:02:49 AM
This rocks!  I love the sheer underwings and your beading is perfect.  This is the cutest bug I've seen  in a long time!


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: McJulie-O on December 21, 2009 06:39:09 AM
Too cool! I love how it looks like there are hairs on the legs!


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: suddenlysandra on December 21, 2009 08:27:35 AM
Oh yes this DEFINITELY rocks - what a creative and amazing project! You put a lot of work into this bag, and it shows - it's just lovely (in a buggy way, of course!) :)


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: spiderlady on December 21, 2009 10:08:46 AM
Wow, that's really beautiful!  Wear it with pride!


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: notanotherxerox on December 21, 2009 10:56:35 AM
That is the coolest purse I've ever seen!!! Love all the fabrics you used and the beading. You're so lucky to work at a zoo:)


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Post by: quicksilverjen on December 21, 2009 11:04:16 AM
Hitting "This Rocks" because it totally does!  Original, beautiful, and practical!


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: goodmorningstarshine on December 21, 2009 12:26:36 PM
This is SO COOL! I'm going to you rock you! And I agree that you are very lucky to work at the zoo. That's so fun!


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: animegirlie on December 21, 2009 12:42:32 PM
super cute idea!! Love the way it turned out!


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: kitschkitty on December 21, 2009 02:30:15 PM
very cool! Love the materials and all thew work you put in to make something so fab!  ;D


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Post by: TPauSilver on December 21, 2009 02:49:11 PM
Wow, that's really creative and oddly adorable...XD


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: sirmamabear on December 21, 2009 03:12:22 PM
I just love this idea.  Are the legs just knotted fabric ribbons?  Or is that the beaded part.  Just can not tell from the photo.


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: Poosel on December 21, 2009 06:04:44 PM
I just love this idea.  Are the legs just knotted fabric ribbons?  Or is that the beaded part.  Just can not tell from the photo.


Thank you so much everybody!

For the legs I used biased tape and kinda cut it "beetle-leggish". Then I sewed close to the edge, because I wanted it to frey a little to make it look hairy. There is no beading  on the legs, just the carapace.

I don''t work at the zoo. I'm just a volunteer. I get to tell people about the animals. It's really cool. If you have a little extra time left in your week, check out your local zoo. Most of them accept volunteers.


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: lamducks on December 22, 2009 01:38:46 AM
Adorable! I love the wings.


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: Lisa C on December 22, 2009 06:34:34 AM
My daughter would be absolutely crazy for this purse, she is five and loves bugs and anything non girlie. LOL! Great job.


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: Endrina on December 22, 2009 09:55:14 AM
Oh oh oh, this so rocks!! You've really done an amazing job on this purse :)


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: little me on December 22, 2009 10:02:46 AM
I wish all bugs were that cute & that "touchable" - nice job!


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Post by: abbysreddoor on December 22, 2009 12:12:19 PM
I love everything about this!  Hairy legs and all.


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Post by: dollmaker on December 22, 2009 02:47:19 PM
OMG!! I love it. Amazing job!!!

Cristina  ;D


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: Eliea on December 23, 2009 08:27:59 AM
this is amazing! What fabric did you use for the legs and how did you make it look "hairy" or furry? Really cool!


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Post by: Eowynt on December 23, 2009 12:44:36 PM
This is the coolest bag ever.  I love bugs, and I want one. . .


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: KMOM13 on December 29, 2009 10:41:23 AM
Very creative!


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: millik on December 29, 2009 03:09:51 PM
Yay beetles! This is so cool. You did a fantastic job--I love it.


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: rotten rose on December 29, 2009 05:12:03 PM
Oh, that is not cute.  I don't mind bugs at all but this one made me shiver. I think it's the scale of it and the hairy legs. Well done you!   


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: SPIDERWOMAN9005 on December 29, 2009 07:37:45 PM
awesome job! don't you just love the language of inspiration?




Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: GatbysRevolver on January 01, 2010 01:24:00 AM
*SQUEAL* It's so freaking awesome. It's a bug, and a purse and I'm going to burst at the seams from its super coolness!!!! OOOOO if you make another think about making a tarantula one. *pauses to take a breath* So rad!


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: mintymoonpie on January 02, 2010 08:50:06 AM
WOW!


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: devilmaycraft on January 02, 2010 11:41:14 AM
Amazing detail! I'll bet the kids at the zoo love it.  :)


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: ld on January 02, 2010 03:39:52 PM
Incredible and very clever. I love all the details you've put into it, particularly the sheer wings.


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Post by: Simply Des on January 02, 2010 06:44:17 PM
This is too cute! I love the several layers of the wings!


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: stringofpearls on January 03, 2010 08:51:50 PM
It looks like it's hugging you! ;D


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: pixie5 on January 04, 2010 07:34:41 AM
i love it!


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Post by: froggie0424 on January 05, 2010 07:06:56 AM
That is awesome!!  Very  cool.


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: kittykill on January 05, 2010 06:10:45 PM
This is so cool! LOVE!


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 01, 2010 06:32:15 AM
BEAUTIFULLY DONE!


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: Elfling on February 04, 2010 07:45:36 AM
I love this!  It's so detailed and so amazing!


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: downtownmonsters on February 08, 2010 02:35:30 PM
this is AMAZING! i am so in love with it! i hate bugs ... but this bag is so perfect i want ten of themmm!! awesome!!


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: LDesjardin on February 19, 2010 05:30:14 AM
Oh wow that is cool. Totally gives me the creeps but in a cool way.


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: amarok on February 21, 2010 10:33:05 PM
hahaha this is so cool! not really something i would use, but supercute and i love it! well done :)


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: wendiek on February 22, 2010 06:33:45 AM
Never seen it before, I'm wondering why!?
Fantastic! Like the beading on it very much.

A bit creepy, but that's me and bugs...  :o
The bag is fab!

Congratulations!


Title: Re: Bug Purse
Post by: CajunLady on February 24, 2010 12:20:37 PM
That is totally awesome!