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21  Re: Post Secret 15 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by annigirl22 on: January 17, 2012 05:33:29 PM

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22  Re: Post Secret 15 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by annigirl22 on: January 17, 2012 05:29:39 PM

'but she moved on... now it's my turn to try to do the same. Smiley'
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23  Re: Post Secret 15 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by annigirl22 on: January 17, 2012 05:27:37 PM

'but than I would have a kid... yuck.'
'I miss you baby.'
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24  Re: Post Secret 15 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by annigirl22 on: January 17, 2012 05:25:29 PM

(back) 'I always want to be invisible everyday so I don't need all the drama, friends who treats me mean, anything. Then they would never find me.'
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25  Re: Post Secret 15 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by annigirl22 on: January 17, 2012 05:22:55 PM

"We were never this in love. I wish I could just leave you, but I don't have the guts to tell you."
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26  Kiss Lock - Kiss Closure Wallet-- Tutorial of Sorts in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by annigirl22 on: July 01, 2011 01:33:06 PM
So, after searching for hours looking for a tutorial on kiss lock bags... searching clam closure, clam locks, kiss locks, kiss closure, I searched everything I could think of and could not find anything. (I'm sure as soon as I post this someone will point me in the right direction.) But I could wait no longer. So, I just took a scissors and some fabric I didn't mind destroying, and hopped to it.
I ordered three kiss closures from http://www.etsy.com/shop/bagpurseframes she has EVERYTHING. It's a little crazy. Anyway. I received them and was still a little bit lost. I looked up some pictures and this is what I came up with afterwards.

This is the final product.

Starting out put two layers of fabric down. Trace around the outside of the kiss closure, and decide how large of a bottom you want the purse to have. Fold over the material, and trace the opposite side of the kiss closure.

Cut about 5/8 of an inch outside of the lines for the tracing, down to the edge of the tracing. Square off the edges, unless you really want just a short super square wallet type deal. Similar to this picture.

(I apologize for the quality of the not so great pictures.)

Fold over the edges of the traced part of the bag, about 1/4 of an inch. **but make sure to check before you sew** I had to rip out what I was doing probably six times, just on this particular step. The kiss closure needs to be touching all around, and fit comfortably, when pressed into the closure. Sew!

Now, for connecting the lock. I used super glue, and many people will tell you NOT to do that. Something to do with the fabric and the way the glue bonds to it... It boils down to, it is way better to use something like craft glue, or hot glue (watch out for burns!!) sometimes gorrilla glue. It all depends really on what you like best personally, and which you have on hand. I laid a light layer of glue down on the inside of the closure, only about half at a time, because the glue I have dries fast. Push the fabric as far as you can into the closure, and hold there for a couple minutes.

Now after you do both sides with glue, and let it dry a bit, get a pliers. Yes, pliers, but don't worry, we're pinning fabric around them!!

as such.

they sell a special tool for this, also at the etsy site I tagged at the beginning, that is made especially for this, but if you are a cheap college student like me, or mom with no money, or whatever your circumstances, if you aren't going into doing this to make money, I'm not sure buying the tool is really worth it. Because pliers work perfectly fine as long as you are careful, and have fabric covering the tips.

Start going around the edges and pressing down to squish the lock onto the fabric.

Now, before you hook up the other side, sew the bottoms together in the fashion that you would like. I didn't want mine to be tooo bulky, so I did something like this.

So, now hook up the other side of the closure, same as the other side, let dry, and clamp close.

If you're more talented or have your wits about you more-so than I do, you might be able to make the base of the bag, without having to hook the bag to the closure until the end. But I will say this made a pretty bag this way too.

I will be adding a chain to it, so as to be able to carry it as a purse.

I'm sure this is the first tutorial I've written and I'm sure it is a bit wordy and such, but I hope that maybe this will help someone in the future. It is always incredibly frustrating to try and find a diy or tut and you can't.

c & c welcome and encouraged. If you have a better way of doing it, I would love to know! Cheesy

Also, I have no idea whats going on with my photobucket. I have flipped the photos twice each, and for some reason, they are still not flipping. I apologize, as I know it is incredibly annoying.
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27  Recovery of a FREE chair! :) *pic heavyish* in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by annigirl22 on: January 24, 2011 10:58:35 PM
I started going to school, and instead of doing homework, I was super motivated to move about. Therefore, I recovered a chair last week. It was kind of a pain. I has pictures though! I will spare you the ridiculous amount of pictures I had to go along with it, but I will show a few... Smiley

This thing was hideous. Like, I didn't want to touch it with my bare hands-disgusting-hideous. I got it for free at a church sale a couple years ago, and it has been sitting in my parents shop since than. We kinda threw that [fireproof I might add] fabric that I got from a friend over the top so that we could have the extra chair at our family get togethers. Anyway. I am more than certain that these people must have left it like outside in the weather or something, because it had some serious damage.

This one is actually after I stripped it down. The original 'stuffing' of sorts was SO GROSS. I believe it was actual original batting, like in cotton or something, and it was starting to like biodegrate or something. Plus there were all kinds of like weird fuzz things in there. Also the stuffing/batting that I used I'm pretty sure is stuff my sister got for me at a garage sale a couple years ago, for an entirely different project.

I am DAMN proud of this particular part of the chair. This is the first one I did, and the other one did not turn out as well as this one did.

It still looks better than it did when I started. So that is good enough for me. Smiley anddd.... apparently I only have an action shot of the chair. Whatever. All in all, I think this took about like 6 hours or so. The entire time I was working on it, I was listening to Tom Petty [can I get a hell yeah?] who has so much music, I think I only repeated a couple songs. Pretty amazing, I think. BTW this was a serious workout. My legs got an amazing hamstring workout. lol

and me! acting like a queen. ha ha.

C&C Welcome and Appreciated. Smiley
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28  cabled wristlet/FIRST time double pointed needles!! =] in Knitting: Completed Projects by annigirl22 on: December 29, 2010 01:26:24 AM
I totally Love wristlets! I've wanted to knit some for a while, but have been too afraid of double pointed needles to try it out... I was feeling ambitious the other day when I had some extra time off work, and decided to just go for it. because, hell, we only live once right? and why be afraid of needles? lol.

I'm rather proud, even though I have not finished its mate yet. I just couldn't wait!!! =]

as you can see, I also got impatient when it came to the thumb part... I just crocheted it up for lack of a better solution in the heat of the moment.

C&C welcome!
thanks for looking. =]
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29  wife beater + fabric = pretty sweet dress/ shirt. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by annigirl22 on: January 24, 2010 01:15:28 PM
So I am definately one of those people who takes comfort over style. daily. but lately I have been wanting more girly-esque clothing, while still wanting comfort. crazy I know.
This idea came to me literally in the middle of sleep, I sketched it out, and next morning it was born. I took an old wife beater I had, and some extra fabric I deemed cute, and created this...

[excuse the unbrushed hair, and sleepy looks on my face.]

[and the crumby blurry picture] I added ties to the back cause I like the look. =]

and a touch of lace to the top, because the tank top, being cut for a man, is insanely high necked.

comments or constructive critisicm welcome. =]

thanx for looking. =D
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30  Newsboy Cap !! [throw back to the 60's ?] in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by annigirl22 on: May 14, 2008 05:12:12 PM
I have wanted a hat for a while now that was cute, that I could wear around, I have several knit ones, but those are getting pretty warm lately. =] I got this pattern from  http://www.wildginger.com/products/wildthings.htm
[free downloadable program]
I had to alter it to make the band completly different, even so,
It is a pretty wicked program.
ok... so here is the hat!
[and computer and cell phone and cup... lol]

The button ! I had to put the fabric over and sew it... it was definetly an interesting experience.

The brim kind of ends upbruptly and I am not sure how to make it not do that...

and an Action Shot!

ok, one more, mostly I just like this photo. =]

Constructive critizism and comments welcome and appreciated!
Thank you for looking!
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