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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / First craft - cheap handbag into sassy leather MP4 case! [img heavy] on: April 14, 2008 09:22:02 AM
So, I'm not a natural crafter. I haven't done anything remotely crafty (that doesn't involve copious amounts of lolly sticks) in many, many years. But when I received this bag:

I knew something had to be done :|

My Nana's heart is in the right place, I'm sure. Her taste just isn't >.> And while it's a perfectly wonderful, as far as little black bags pinched at the sides and smothered in gluey gloop go, I can't imagine myself with anything that's not big enough to hold a few dozen novels.

Around this time, Christmassy time, I got a gorgeous MP4 player.

It's about as big as my hand, which is awesome for HQ movies, but not so great while searching for cases. The screen's also really delicate, and buying a leather case, stiff enough to stand it up, with a handle and a screen protector, comes to around thirty quid, which is nothing short of painful for a stereotypical medical student.

So despite my Mother's protests (she's mortally afraid of cutting up pretty things) I recycled Cheesy

It's now a fully lined, silky soft but just stiff enough, custom fit sexy sophisticated pleather MP4 case complete with top zipper for USB connection points, wrist strap,  sewn in plastic screen protector and back pocket for earphones Cheesy Which is a little long for a brand name, but still!

I even managed to use the nasty nylon lining as a rather inoffensive backing for the white foam. Because the fabric is deliciously soft, on the inside and out, but needed a little more guts, since the cover doubles as a brace to help it stand.

My stitching's appalling, and I had to do a lot of patchy cover-ups that made the front a bit bulgy, and the zipper's falling off, but I hope as I improve I can fix those up. It wasn't anything serious - just turning something I'd never use into something I refuse to put down Cheesy

Let me know what you think!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: dresses made from... gaffa tape, newspaper and plastic bags... on: April 14, 2008 09:00:47 AM
Now THEY'RE what I call recons!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Sexy in seconds cleavage control clip knockoff- it really works! on: April 14, 2008 08:59:18 AM
If I had something to work with as it is I'd so go for this. Inspiiiring.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: prom dresses from t-shirts? how dare I! on: April 14, 2008 08:56:30 AM
I admit it; I squealed.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Revamped 80's sweaters and hoodies galore!! (a little invader zim, too!) on: April 14, 2008 08:55:40 AM
Considering the eighties haunt me in a way that makes me nauseas, these are definitely pieces that are serving as therapy.

Don't dwell; just make it prettier! That's a new motto [: Gorgeousss.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Tattoo Baby Bonnet on: April 14, 2008 08:50:20 AM
Beautifully classic and ever so gritty all in one shot. It makes me crave sprogs purely to dress them like that. Down with the fluffy bunnies!
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: old clothes + color-savvy husband + Vogue pattern = really cute new bag on: April 14, 2008 08:48:46 AM
What an excellent combination!

I think I need to get married purely to have my own personal colour matcher Grin
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Are you Dirty? Checkbook Cover on: April 14, 2008 08:47:27 AM
I would spend epic amounts of cash on that to the point of having nothing to store within it :|

Defeats the object, but in a way that's oh-so worth it.
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Cassette tape wallet: 10 months later (plus tutorial!) on: April 14, 2008 08:39:49 AM
Guh, I loved this thing from the start, but drawing beautiful designs on them too? You're killing me.
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: My Soda Pop Tab Purse on: April 14, 2008 08:38:13 AM
Modern day chain link Cheesy In other words - fabulous.
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