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1  Spanish Fiesta Tote Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by ketmga on: April 16, 2006 07:47:31 PM
I made this for a good friend that is traveling to Spain at the end of the month. I wanted her to have soemthing unique to take toting (pardon the pun) around Spain. I found the vintage Spanish dancer fabric on Ebay and I cut out a strip to put in the middle of the tote. The interior fabric came from a friend and this is also vintage. I made a sunglass case and matching zippered pouch. All in all I'm pretty proud with how it turned out.

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2  My first custom order for a purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by ketmga on: April 09, 2006 08:21:40 PM
I finally received my first custom order for a purse. It's for my dog walkers mom who suffers from MS and has a bad back. Because of her illness she can not carry a purse for extended periods of time over her shoulder. She wanted a purse with a detachable handle so she could loop it over a grocery cart handle. She purchased the exterior fabric and I had this great vintage linen material that I used for the interior. I am still making her a wallet, coin purse and checkbook cover to complete the set but I thought I would post the purse.

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3  My first tote that I want to sell on Etsy. What should I price it at? in Get Product and Website Opinions by ketmga on: February 15, 2006 08:28:40 PM
I finally made a tote bag that I would like to sell on Etsy but I'm not sure what to ask for it? The fabric cost me about $3-$5 and it took me about 3 hours to put together. The tote is lined with two interior pocets, the smaller one I designed to hold a bus/train pass. It's good size about 16"w x 20"h. It has a tie closure.

I really like the size of this tote and I am planning on making it in various fabrics. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


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4  Camouflage Jordy Style Purse Small Tote in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by ketmga on: January 26, 2006 09:03:41 PM
It's been a while since my last post so I thought it about time to put another one on. I have recenlty become addicted  Grin to sewing purses and I have come to adore the fabulous tut from Jordy. After several failed attempts I finally did it! I tried this pattern out on other fabrics and made some for a co-worker in a summer motif.

This purse I used a bandana that I purchased from the thrift store for a whole .99. The handle is a belt that I picked up at the same store half off (love the sales) for only $1.50 and the lining I already had and to be honest I have no idea where I got it, so let's consider it FREE. The buckle on the flap is only for looks. I cut the belt apart and took the buckle off and decided to use one piece. I have sewn in velcro on the inside to ensure a good closure.

All in all I think it turned out pretty good. I'm getting better with sewing a straight line and I know that comes with practice. You always tend to be hardest on yourself. Thanks to all the fellow craftsters out there for great posts and even better tutorials, you all ROCK  Grin.


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5  Potting Bench from Recycle Store in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by ketmga on: December 17, 2004 11:00:38 PM
Wow! First of all, what a cool website. A friend of mine referred me to the site and I have to say I am impressed with everything that I have seen so far!! What a creative world we all live in. About 3 months ago I went to the local re-use store and purchased this beat up cabinet for $10. My plan was to make a potting bench to use outside in my yard and I also wanted some additional storage to hold tools and things. Beauty is certainly beyond skin deep and what I saw was just what I had imagined.

With a little elbow grease I got off what paint I could from the cabinet and knocked off one of the shelves that was beyond repair. I used some white paint I already had as a primer and I purchased the primary color at Home Depot for $1 "oops paint" and went to town painting. After two coats it turned out great.

I used some old shelves from a bookcase I no longer used as a counter and an old window I picked up free sitting by someone's garbage. I painted the window black before installing. I used a couple of handles that I found in my toolbox and I was good to go.

This whole project took a day to complete and I have to say I have enjoyed it every time I have gone to pot a plant or put away some garden tools.

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