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31  "Promotion Purse" in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Wendellina on: November 01, 2008 07:55:06 AM
My Sister's friend, (my friend too!) just got promoted so we wanted to get her a little gift.  My sister will buy the card, big deal, and I made the purse!

The purse looks wonky, but it is not!  I promise!

I really like the simplicity of this one.  Approximately 10"x8".  Her favorite colors are black, brown, black and brown.  Did I mention black?  Wink

Since she is a good friend of the family, she even deserves one of my Grandmother's buttons on the purse!

Thanks for looking, C&C appreciated.
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32  Not Yo Momma's Diaper Bag - *Picture Plump* in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Wendellina on: October 21, 2008 02:26:20 PM
My big sister has three kids, 6, 3 & 3 months.  Her diaper bags have seen their day so I made her a special customized one.  I also made a diaper/wipes holder.  We saw these at Babies R Us and I thought since I am making the bag, I could make a matching holder.  I measured the wipes container and diapers and "winged" it.

Bag Front

Inside with pockets for wallet, inhaler (sis has asthma), pen slots, cell phone, keys...

I put elastic scrunchie things in the sides of the bag to hold bottles/sippy cups

Close up of the front pocket w/ magnetic closure.  I wanted the pocket to blend in so as not to lose the pattern so I matched it up.

Diaper/wipes holder

Back, holding the wipes container (I used mine for the pictures and yes there are all kinds of stickers on it!)

Front holding diapers, currently holding 4 size 5 diapers - with room to grow

Sorry for the rambling.

Comments and criticism appreciated!  Cheesy

Thanks for looking!
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33  Niece's 12th Birthday Gift Set in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Wendellina on: October 12, 2008 04:46:00 PM
My niece turned 12 and she wanted a more mature bag to carry her stuff in.  I opted for her favorite color combo, browns and blues.  She loved it and I was so happy. Grin   My SIL wanted to steal it but I told her I would take an order for Christmas.

Bag with ribbon/button pin that she can remove it wanted

Inside of bag with keychain that clips in

Journal/Sketch book with connected ribbon bookmark

She just got her period this summer so I also made her a pad holder.  Wink This way she can carry her pads inconspicuously (and hair clips).

Thanks for looking!  Comments/criticism appreciated.
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34  Pretty Pink Pirate in Halloween Costumes by Wendellina on: October 07, 2008 07:32:23 PM
My friend's 6 year old daughter wants to be a Pretty Pink Pirate for Halloween.  We hit Joann's and $7.00 later, voila!  She will wear a white long sleeve shirt underneath, black leggings and black boots.  She is adorable and has brown hair cut in a perfect wedge with hazel eyes.  The pink is perfect for her!   

I have to say that I attempted an eye patch.  Totally frustrating.  It is sitting in the bottom of my trash can and will stay there.  My friend will buy a plain one and I will add some bling to it. 

 - The pink triangle on top will be a head scarf tied to the side with the pink polka dot ribbon.
 - Wrist cuffs
 - Cummerbund (with crappy embroidered skull & crossbones)
 - Skirt with ribbon tie (back view, front is plain)

Thanks for looking!

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35  Therapeutic Mermaid in Needlework: Completed Projects by Wendellina on: October 03, 2008 06:11:23 PM
Without going into much detail, I found out some horrible news on Monday that Hubby and I will not be adding to our family Cry.  I am finding things to keep myself busy,( being a SAHM and having a 2.5 yo does that for you!  Cheesy) Sorry for the drama... Tongue

I love mermaids and wanted to do something to cheer myself up.  This is not from a pattern or anything but from one of my 4-5 sketchbooks.  And I promise the sketch is WAY better.  I am thinking that black cloth is not very forgiving so I may have to switch to a lighter colored fabric.  I love the way the colors pop on the black. 

LOTS of things I can improve on but I wanted to share and get feedback:

Thanks for looking!
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36  Birthday "wist" gifts! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Wendellina on: September 23, 2008 07:09:13 PM
My friend's birthday is tomorrow.  I am her personal "wist maker"  Wink  Everytime she sees something it's "hey, can you make that for me?"  So, here are a few goodies for her.

Bracelet (purple is her favorite color)

Matching earrings

Black beads

In the bag, ready to go! (forgot to use flash  Sad)

Thanks for looking! 
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37  Blues and Browns, little handbag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Wendellina on: September 21, 2008 06:33:36 PM
My sister wanted a purse that she could carry for herself, not for her three kids!  I just bought this fabric to make a birthday set for my niece who is turning 12.  The bag for my sister was a trial run.

The brown ribbon came up really shiny but it is just satin ribbon, nothing fancy.

Thanks for looking.

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38  Paint storage / Fabric storage in Completed Projects by Wendellina on: September 21, 2008 06:28:56 PM
Paint Storage

I wanted to come up with a better way to store my paints.  I have seen paint storage racks but I could never find them in a store.  So I decided to make my own.  I used several cardboard tubes from wrapping paper as well as blueprint tubes.  I tried using paper towel and toilet paper tubes but they were not sturdy enough. 

I cut the tubes into 3 inch sections with a jigsaw.  After they were cut, I taped them together in rows holding 10 for the small rolls and 7 for the larger.  Needing something to hold everything together, I used a box and cut it up to be the dimensions that would fit my tube rows.  I then constructed the box, holding everything together with white duct tape.  I then poured a crap load of glue all over the bottom of the box and started stacking the tube rows.  When I place one row on top of the next I added more glue to the parts that touched.  I let it dry for 48 hours just to be safe.  I have this sitting on a table but I do plan on making a new one that I can hang.

Fabric Storage

I have had this shoe organizer forever and I held on to it because I knew I would use it again someday!  Dont we all have stuff like this? Cheesy   So I tipped it on its side and now I have a storage bin thingy for my fabric.  I like how it keeps them stacked nice.  I need to do a better job folding the fabric so I can see it better.  I think I may also paint the organizer because the pattern bothers me.  I think I bought this at Target/Walmart/Kmart for $5 - $7. 

So I ramble let me know what you think! 

(Please keep your jealously confined staring at my wood paneled basement!) Shocked

Paint storage

Fabric storage

Thanks for looking!

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39  Autumn tree - Newbie Alert!!!!!! in Needlework: Completed Projects by Wendellina on: September 19, 2008 06:55:48 PM
Ok, so I am the first to tell you that I have never embroidered.  The last time I used embroidery thread I was in junior high school making friendship bracelets.  No needles involved.  So thanks to craftygurlllll, Smiley I have decided to give it a try.

Every stitch I made was intentional, the inconsistent short and long, the crisscrossing... I thought it would add character, as if I do not have enough to dish out!  I do not like the way my french knots turned out but I really like them and will practice those.  I made this pattern up as I went along.

Looking for any kind of feedback!  Thank you!

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40  "Thank you" jewelry set in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Wendellina on: September 11, 2008 09:24:28 PM
I wanted to thank someone for helping us with our son.  So, instead of getting her a gift card to Starbucks (which seems so impersonal Tongue), I made her a jewelry set.  Her favorite color is green, so I went with lime.

 - Earrings

 - Necklace (sorry for the crappy picture, I could not get it to focus for the life of me)

 - Bracelet - 3 strands intertwined w/ bead in the middle

Thanks for looking!
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