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1  Our New Holiday Cards! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by diagonalman on: December 05, 2006 11:16:20 AM
It's been a long time since I've posted (except for the Gilmore Girls vs. Craftster thread). But work has been particularly hectic.

My wife came up with the concept and I illustrated it (Adobe Illustrator). They're printed on a professional offset printer, so I don't know if they officially count as paper crafts.

But I did want to see what Crafster members thought of it.

On the outside, you see our snowman suffering through spring rains, summer heat, and autumn leaves. On the inside, you see him in an impressionistic snow scene saying, "Tis the Season!"

The name of the card is "Four Seasons."

Hope you like it!

Four Seasons (Outside) by Magnolia Design

Four Seasons (Inside) by Magnolia Design

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2  New "Janet" Tote Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by diagonalman on: August 02, 2005 06:01:53 PM
Here's my new bag, crafted and named for my mother-in-law's birthday.

Janet Tote
Dimensions: 10" x 6" x 11"

The Janet tote is made of heavy bottom-weight canvas supported by craft interfacing by Pelon. This was the first one I made in this size. (The other was purse size.) To draft the pattern and cut took about an hour and it took about another 5 hours to make.

Other details:
- two 6" external 'invisible' pockets (invisible, b/c I matched the pattern)
- two 5" internal pockets (good for PDAs and iPods)
- two 3" internal pockets (good for cell phones and misc)
- one 7" zippered pocket w/ contrast lining (good for items you want to keep secret)
- 30" shoulder straps
- magnetic snap closure

Cell phone, PDA, and iPod not included! Smiley

Model/Wife also not included!  Grin

Please let me know what you think... Will this sell or are there too many inexpensive tote bags available from Walmart and Target?
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3  B-day Shirts for the Car Enthusiasts! in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by diagonalman on: June 22, 2005 07:19:52 PM
I made these shirts for my wife's two brothers. You don't see too much stuff around with this logo anymore. So I bought some vintage stickers from eBay, scanned them at a whopping 1200x1200dpi, color corrected them, and made these shirts for their birthdays.

I had bought a T-shirt, not dissimilar from these, from eBay... but it turned out that that guy just used iron-on transfer paper. I figured I could do just as good of a job. And I did!

I surrounded the logo in the oval, b/c I didn't want to have to X-acto around all the small details. Much less cutting!
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4  Wedding Tote Purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by diagonalman on: June 19, 2005 07:28:06 PM
Here's the bag I made for my future sister-in-law-in-law (i.e. my wife's brother's future wife... huh wha?) Smiley

It is tote bag style, but smaller purse size in her wedding colors...

I custom made the label with their names and wedding date...

It has two outside pockets...

And one inside zipper pocket...

I reinforced the bottom and added feet just like the pros...

Close up detail...


So what do you think?

PS: I also have a matching cell phone cozy that I haven't finished yet. I'll post pics when done. Thanks!
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5  Re: New Bags! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by diagonalman on: June 12, 2005 08:49:27 PM
And finally, there's the medium Jordy that I made as a going away gift for our friends Lynne and Steve. Well, it's really just a gift for Lynne. Sorry Steve. I'm working on a Man-Bag.

It's slightly bigger than the standard Jordy, and has a magnetic snap closure and inside divided pocket so your pen can be ready to take down those boys phone numbers if you like.

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6  Re: New Bags! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by diagonalman on: June 12, 2005 08:46:51 PM
There's also this version of the Devon, which I'm just calling the "Devon, too" bag. It's slightly larger b/c I had found this great brocade in various colors and I wanted it to be showcased more.

You can see from the picture, I carry the brocade detailing into the inside too and add a nice contrastic yellow lining with inside pocket and magnetic snap closure.
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7  New Bags! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by diagonalman on: June 12, 2005 08:44:42 PM
I've finished 2 bags and completed 95% of another 5 bags in about 3 days. There are three types. The "Devon" bag is the bag I designed as gifts for my wife's bridesmaids. Although these aren't the ones. Those were brown and pink and I won't be making those again, but these brown and lavender ones were made for people who loved then and had to have them. There's also the "Devon, too" which is just a variation on the theme and the most loved bag on Craftster... the Jordy.

Here's the Devon Bag...

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8  Re: Jordy Bag - Square Bottomed Lined Bag Tutorial in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by diagonalman on: January 15, 2005 02:57:17 PM
Here's my first THREE near identical Jordys... these bags were my first sewing project ever!

They are all made of the same corduroy shell and pink/purple lining. The cord color is hard to tell and takes on a purpleish/brownish hue when matched with its lining.

If you can't see the picture link...

and... https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/19390inside2.jpg

I used medium interfacing in Bag #1, and used a regular snap closure b/c I realized that it still just flops open when something is inside. I forgot the interfacing in Bag #2, but it has a little makeshift closure flap and velcro to solve the problems in Bag #1. Then in Bag #3 it has the same type of flap (lining matches this time) and a magnetic snap! I like the magnet snap best, but the velcro one came out better I think.

B/c I'm a guy, alas, I must give away my creations. The first one goes to my fiancee, second goes to her little sister, and the third to a friend for her 30th birthday.

Go to my Craftster.org photo gallery to check out the rest!

Thanks Jordy... thanks Craftster!
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