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1  Seeking name of a finding! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by beeshebags on: October 05, 2009 07:06:58 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm trying to find the name of a finding that is used for long crystals...it's kind of like a bead cap and is approx an inch long!  I believe they are plastic and are painted either silver or gold.  I used to have some, but they were bought a long time ago, so can't even remember where I got them from.  I can't even find a pic of one so I can include it with this post.....unless I take a pic of the one I have....maybe I'll do that.  In fact I will.

Sorry I can't help more, but that's the only way of describing it.

Hopefully someone can let me know what the name is, and perhaps even where I can buy them from please?

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2  More completed projects - lots of pics in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by beeshebags on: April 13, 2009 04:21:54 PM
Hey again,

As I admitted in my post about the Bootie Bag, which you can see here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=300945.msg3435319#msg3435319 I haven't been posting many pics of completed items lately, so here's a few other projects I've completed...most have been done from tutorials I've found on the net, or purchased patterns...if there's any you're interested in trying out, please ask and I'll try and tell you where the pattern can be found.

First up we have some coin purses...the original pattern was for faux lined or not lined curved top purses, but as I've recently been playing around with quilting fabric for bags, thought I'd try it out on these cute coin purses (wish Australia sold as many varieties as the USA in pre-quilted fabric, sob sob), I've also made a smaller one, and they are in high demand, but haven't taken a pic of that yet...am waiting on my friends pass me down camera.

Next up we have what I consider to be my "Gay Pride" boxy bag....I love how unique this one looks....don't think I've personally seen any of these out there anywhere, till now!

Some of the girls at the adult campus I attend (where I do a sewing course) were all making these "Chenille Bags" and one of the ladies, thanks Cathy, told me what to do to make one....and I just went home and 'did it'.  I had the sun & moon fabric cut out ready to make a different bag, but when Cathy said how to make the Chenille bags, it just begged to be made up into one...gonna try making some other colour ones soon.

That's the outside of the bag, and the next pic is of the lining, showing the pockets...it also has a longish key fob that I put in (which is the bit you see poking over towards the right from my hand in the pic), so I didn't have to rummage around the bottom of my bag looking for keys...this way, I just grab the cord, and pull on it, and tah dah, the keys are at the end of it!

Now, anyone for tea?Huh  I saw a tutorial for tea wallets and thought they were great, then, as usual, I started thinking how I could make the pattern in a different way...so mine aren't quite the same as the originals....and instead of a loop and button, I put press studs on mine...wish I could find the nice white plastic ones, but can't locate them anywhere.  The 5 Sunflower ones at the front, were a custom order for my sewing teacher at school...she supplied the fabric for hers...and then still paid me to make them!  I've just made some with the matching business card holders, and am thinking about making complete sets, with coin purses, cell phone holders and glasses cases as well as 'womens things' holders as accessory sets.

All c&c greatly appreciated and welcomed
from Adelaide, Sth Australia
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3  Bootie Bag I recently completed in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by beeshebags on: April 13, 2009 03:59:34 PM
Hi everyone,

I haven't been posting as much in here lately...and definately haven't been posting many of my completed projects, so thought I should share at least one of them with you.  I completed this Bootie Bag as part of a sew-a-long I joined in a Yahoo group I'm in.  It's amazing to see how many different variations were made from the one pattern....for instance, I have a sewing group at my house on Tuesday afternoons with a couple of friends, and all 3 of us did the bags, but all 3 are different....only one of the others have finished theirs so far (the other wasn't well last week when we finished our journey off, but she'll finish hers next week).  I'll post pics of Marions as well as mine....let us know what you all think of our bags.

My bag pics:

All c&c welcomed!

from Adelaide
Sth Australia
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4  Re: Hobo-jordy bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by beeshebags on: August 03, 2008 06:30:26 AM
Hello everybody! This is the first time I write here. After weeks of lurking finally Im doing my outing. Yes, Im a crafts maniac, too! Wink I just cant stop creating  and I like to do many different things. I will show you my creations, in the future.
I decided to write because this is the first time that I fell in love with a project and had absolutely to make it. Guess what? Yes, the jordy bag! I made some for me and my friends and they all like them. Thanks Jordy!!!
But, since I guess you have enough of seeing jordy bags, I show you my personal version of hobo-Jordy bag.

Its been very easy to do. And very quick!
It only request a one-piece pattern.

Hope you like it.
(Sorry for my English)


Just wondering if anyone happens to still have this tutorial and can post it here please?  I know what a Jordy is and how it's made, I'm just really interested in seeing how this one was constructed, and what it actually looks like!

Hugs and happy sewing
Adelaide, Sth Australia
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5  Some new bags I've made. (IMG heavy) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by beeshebags on: July 14, 2008 07:43:04 AM
Hi all,

I've been a bit slack with coming in here lately, but have had a busy few weeks....BUT still managed to find time to whip up a couple of bags....let me know what you think.

The first is a little set I made for one of my teachers (sewing believe it or not!) and it's only my third attempt at patchwork, but kind of designed the pattern as I went.

The next is a series of pics of a bag I did for someone in a bag swap (in a Yahoo group that I'm a member of).  It was a swap of a different kind, in that we sent the person our own fabric...and we all used the same pattern.  It's interesting to see how we've all made changes to the finished item to individualise it.  It's safe to post pics now, as she's received her bag.

And lastly, a friend of mine snuck a birthday in, and I just HAD (smiles) to make her a bag.  I made a tissue holder and wallet to match, but forgot to take pics of them!  Anyhoo, here's two pics of the bag.

I'll accept any comments, good, bad or ugly.  Oh, and please excuse the messy work area...but I'm a self proclaimed grot!

Hugs and happy sewing
Adelaide, Sth Australia
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6  Bright handbag that I just finished. in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by beeshebags on: April 25, 2008 10:45:44 PM
Hi everyone,

Just thought I'd post pics of the handbag I just finished for my daughter Hayley....What do ya's all think of it?  The colours are a bit hard to show with my cruddy photo taking skills, but here it is....I lined it with some pre-quilted calico.

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7  Scrappy Sues shopping bag - Hot off the machine! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by beeshebags on: April 24, 2008 10:20:06 PM
Hi everyone,

After a small hiccup (I stuffed up cutting my pattern out and thought there was a problem with Sues' pattern, but it was just me having brain fade!) I've just made 4 identical shopping bags, using Sues great semi tutorial which is found on page 2 of this link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=228521.10

Let me know what you think, they are for a belated birthday present for a 70+ year old male.....won't he look grand going shopping now?

The outer material is like an imitation cord and the inner is a great lining fabric with like a sheen to it...I'm loving the way they came out.....gonna make myself some in the next few weeks, as well as some market bags when the tute is up and running for them.

Hugs and hope to hear a few comments soon.
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8  Re: Bingo Betty Sanibel knock off in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by beeshebags on: April 24, 2008 02:14:20 AM
Great job!!! You are the purse making queen Kiss!


Awwwww thank you  Grin

Here's an even clearer pic of it....the friend I made it for, has even taken it along to bingo now....so in a week or so, I'm expecting her to come round and say someone from bingo wants one! lol

I can't remember if I mentioned it before or not, but this version was actually made with 2 fat quarters of betty boop fabric and approx the same amount in plain black (poplin) fabric for the lining and handles were a little extra.


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9  Re: My weak attempt at a Sanibel Knock off - img proud! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by beeshebags on: April 24, 2008 02:09:01 AM
Hi everyone,

I just made another one of these today, and I've found something out, by trialling it on todays' effort....after you've sewn the bag and it's looking like the first of my pics, see how the bottom doesn't look right?  and is all floppy-ish, well to stop that, and make the bag stand up without a bottom insert or heaps of interfacing, what I did, was topstitch right up against the edge around the bottom of the bag.

I'll get the bag and take a pic and load it in this post so you can see what I mean.  If my camera behaves itself and takes a pic you can see.

I've also changed around the pockets a bit, I no longer put the end pockets on the outside, but put them on the inside and in the pink one I made today, I added an extra divided/pleated inner pocket, so all up it has ten pockets - 6 outside and 4 inside.

Let me know what you think.  As you can see, even on an office chair, it stands up quite good.

And here's a close up of how close to the edge I stitched.

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10  Tropical Whatever tote in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by beeshebags on: April 19, 2008 07:21:23 AM

I made two matching bags out of this beautifully coloured tropical print fabric, however it doesn't look anywhere near as pretty in the pics as it is in real life.

Design wise, it's made similar to a Jordy but it's basically my own design...as in, I was making these bags late last year before I had even heard of the "Jordy" let alone been a member on craftster.

Enough waffling Naomi, show everyone your pretty bag!

That's the outer of the bag, and the following pic is of the lining and shows the inner pocket.

Thanks for looking and I'd love to hear what you think.

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