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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Clutches of clutches: silk, houndstooth and salvaged curtains!!! :D on: November 02, 2009 11:18:23 AM
I'm still on the 'there arent enough outrageous clutch bags in the world' train of thought so I've whipped up three more. God knows what im going to do with them all! :p

This one is very similar to one I made a while back for a friend's birthday. Its chinese silk (absolutely horrendous to work with if you dont get the interfacing attached properly - it frays everywhere!) with a black lining and magnetic clasp. Ive also added D rings on either side because there are removable shoulder/wrist straps not shown in the picture.

This one I absolutely love, the asymetric pattern i think works really well and the fabric is just outrageous. It used to be a pair of gaudy curtains in a friends house which were just going to get thrown away. Whilst I agree that its perhaps a bit TOO outrageous for curtains, the fabric was too fabulous to go to waste. In fact I dont think this photo really does justice to it - its actually quite a dark almost blacky colour in the background, with gorgeous sparkly green embroidery all over it. The lining/clasp/D ring info is as above Smiley

I'm thinking about maybe adding some bronze buttons near the point - what do people think?

Finally (another) houndstooth one. I thought to combat the hedonistic fit i had over the green bag, i would make something a bit more cutesy that i could use during the day. The strap on this one is attached, because its a little bit smaller than the others i didnt think i would ever really want to use a shoulder strap with it.

Anyway as always, absolutely ALL comments/ criticism/ unwarranted compliments welcome and positively encouraged Smiley Smiley Smiley
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Procrastination means clutch bags! :) on: February 24, 2009 07:32:48 AM

I am at present meant to be doing my contract law reading....so obviously I just finished off another clutch bag I was making and decided to post it on here. What do we think? I would love some feedback. Personally I think its adorably tacky in a kind of cutsey retro kind of way, but that could just be me. If its actually hideous please do let me know :p

Oringianlly it was just going to be a plain clutch but it looked a bit plain with the less than glam fabric so I thought the bow would add a bit of interest (although I'm not overly happy with how its sitting on the fabric).

Comments and critisism always welcome Smiley
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Layered pixie skirt made from scraps I had lying around on: February 21, 2009 06:41:56 AM

Just something I russled together over the last week or so. I'm quite pleased with how it came out considering its the first skirt i've ever made withou an elasticated waist and I didn't make a pattern or anything, just winged it. The top layer is houndstooth check and then underlayer is black velvet.

Comments and critique always welcome Smiley
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Clutch bag made from the Bag Bazaar excerpt instructions :) on: December 22, 2008 01:22:13 PM
I never know what to get my best friend for Christmas/birthday/anything, so I thought what better than something handmade of course? :p She's a bit of a handbag fiend but I don't seem to remember her having a nice little evening bag for when we go out, so it was pretty convenient to find instructions for a clutch bag in one of the sponsored excerpts Cheesy I followed the instructions pretty much exactly except for adding a little wrist strap (I find clutch bags that you have to literally 'clutch' really annoying).

I found it very easy to use, if anyone is thinking about giving it a go i highly recommend it, I probably threw it together in less than two hours crafting time (though there were considerable gaps caused by lack of transport to the fabric store :p).

Anywho this is my first bag so let me know what you think Cheesy
Happy Holidays everyone xxx#

Chinese satin exterior

Black velvet interior

Action shot:)

Comments welcome Cheesy
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Funky skull skirt from 1.50 scarf. on: October 08, 2008 03:46:46 AM

Got this funky sugar skull scarf on sale in H&M ridiculously cheaply and I just thought the fabric was so adorable it had to become something less mundane than a scarf. So I created a little underskirt since the fabric was pretty seethough and cut the wiast in it off centre so it can either be worn so its longer at the back, or at one side.

What do you think guys? Smiley
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Pink tulle fairy skirt on: September 19, 2008 12:09:10 PM

Well here it is Smiley Basically my aunty gave me the material left over from making my sisters prom dress, and ive been meaning to do something with it for ages. So i decided i wanted to make myself a tutu skirt for my more off the wall moments. However I made it waaay to short and when I got it on i decided i looked a little bit too much like ....i dont know what lol. So the highly elastic waist has now been altered for it to fit a little girl. I thought when i looked at it it looked like it should be in the kids section of woolworths so it was only appropriate really.

As always any comments and feedback greatly appreciated
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Dresden dolls stencilled tank top on: September 06, 2008 03:58:36 PM
Made for a recent swap, i was really pleased with how this turned out, got very minimal bleeding on the stencil. I made the stencil myself although the design is highjacked from dresden dolls album art, and just filled it in with standard acrylic and fabric medium.

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My first ever completed item of clothing - pixie skirt on: September 06, 2008 07:52:03 AM
Made for my first swap, I thought id get a little ambitious and finally make a piece of clothing! So here it is, I know it looks a little rough and ready but i like it, im actually making myself one at the moment.

Let me know what you think Smiley

9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bag made from folded vinyl record :-D on: September 06, 2008 02:34:51 AM
I made this for the dresden dolls/punk cabaret swap round 2, but I was so pleased with it i thought id give it a post all its own. Its basically a vinyl record folded in half with a satin interior (which is basically just a sewn semi circle).

Anyways, as always any and all feedback/comments appreciated!

10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Anybody interested in a gorgeous choker swap part 2? on: August 31, 2008 11:22:21 AM
Well, anyone? Here is the gallery from the first round if anyone wants to check it out, there's some freaking gorgeous stuff.

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