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1  Re: Thrift Store Purse Revamp Swap Round 1 *New Gallery* in The Swap Gallery by tagurity on: January 03, 2006 08:06:26 AM
I am going to go ahead and post pictures anyway since girlwonder is MIA.  I'm hoping she has received but, uh, if she hasn't - DON'T LOOK, GRACIE!!!

The bag before (er... being dismantled.  by the time i remembered to take photos I had already taken off the straps and the snap closure.  Did you know Gap GLUES their bags?  Ew!!!  So yucky!

Finished bag.  Since the material was awflly thick and gluey (something my machine HATES) and being as though my painting abilities are limited, I stuck with sewing.  I recovered the bag in pink and white striped fabric (I gathered from my revamped purse that she was really into stripes).  I also added a layer of black lace over the front and back (I left the sides with just the pink and white stripes).  Rather than recover the old strap, I added a new, matching one.

Closer view of the fabric(s).  I kept the original lining but added velcro as a closure since the purse was too thick to add any sort of snap to.  I also included a wallet (not pictured).

I also have pictures of the purse I revamped hers into BEFORE this.  Believe it or not, I actually made her another version but, once I received my purse from her, I realized that it would probably not be her style.  I'll upload and post those later!
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2  Breadbox Organizer in Discussion and Questions by tagurity on: November 21, 2005 06:56:51 AM
Hey guys and gals!  Here is something I found to be really convenient for organizing your craft rooms.  While more "office-y" items are in my room (computer, printer, etc), I still like to have a few office supplies handy in the craft room (writing letters to buyers or friends, making tags for merch, etc).  It's hard, however, to find a good space for all of that.  Especially when all of that space is taken up by misc. yarn and fabric (ack!).  I found this beauty at the local thrift shop for about $3:

It was in pretty great shape and didn't need any work - just look at those mushrooms!  Why would anyone want that on a bread box?

Ooohhh!!!  Inside has room for things like paper, pencils, pens, paper clips,mini stapler, and stationary while still being able to house things like my button box and my bobbins!  I used film and medicine vials to store things like googally eyes and sequins.

I just thought I would pass this along because this breadbox organizer has been so helpful in keeping me organized (it is the only part of the room that isn't cluttered!).  I thought maybe some of you would be interested in a cheap, efficient way to keep things together!
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3  Re: Looking for bright colored skeleton charms/dangles Anyone???? in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by tagurity on: October 20, 2005 01:23:34 PM
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4  Re: Favorite Flower Gallery in The Swap Gallery by tagurity on: September 03, 2005 01:38:18 PM
okokokokok!  I FINALLY got the chance to take a picture:

-purse with appliques, magnetic snap, adjustable tying band, and inner pocket
-light pink beaded charm-style bracelet
-orchid hair barette
-(bottlecap???) floral fabric magnets
-daffodill iron-ons
-super sweet letter on handmade daffodil stationary

I think that's it.  I kind of blitzed through it like a tornado and played with everything and tried it on before actually taking pictures!

The QUALITY of everything is AMAZING!  I showed my bf the purse and we both dropped our jaws and stared at each other and back at the purse.  Now I think he understands why I was working so hard on everything!!!

Thank you soooooooo much Elisabeth!  My package to you should be arriving within the week!
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5  Re: shrinky dink question in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by tagurity on: August 24, 2005 08:13:12 AM
A toaster oven is looks like this:

Oh god, you're making me HUNGRY!
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6  Re: fun with bleach (a different take on a ribcage shirt + MORE!) img heavy in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by tagurity on: August 23, 2005 12:13:42 PM
Dear, Sweet, Smarmy:

Thank you for posting this so I didn't have to spend a bajillion dollars on a ribcage shirt and could, instead, make this:

Which is infinitely better than buying anything.

Love, your sister in Craft,

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7  Re: My hand sewn recons (top, 2 skirts) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tagurity on: August 18, 2005 09:24:44 AM

The jeans in a previous life,lol. taken is summer '03 it was almost 100f and I was wearing jeans *needs head checking*

Up until last year or the year before I refused to wear anything other than jeans in the summer.
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8  Re: Hair Extensions in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by tagurity on: August 11, 2005 10:40:25 AM

My hair was chin-length (you can sort of see since I have curly hair and it is incredibly hard to straighten without going to a salon) but that is what it looked like with tracks.  The glue is sold usually wherever the tracks are sold.  I don't remember what it is called.  I would ask at a salon or look online.

I forgot to mention that I did not have all the tracks put in as I was late for a halloween show!  (I was go-go and my friend was the bride ala kill bill.  We made our own costumes and weapons!)
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9  Re: Help with vinyl in AUSTRALIA by tagurity on: August 11, 2005 07:00:22 AM
The coloured vinyl that they sell at spotlight is really thin stretch vinyl, which isn't suitable for things like the vespa bag (though you can use it to line the cutout), you need a thicker vinyl that has like a canvas-ey back (if that makes sense). I don't know where to buy it, unfortunately, I was lucky to score about 10m at a garage sale for $8, years ago. I'm still using it.

The clear vinyl that you're talking about is the stuff that you use to coat bags. It's hell to work with. I used to make clear corsets and sell them on eBay and it was awful. If you're going to sew with it, I recommend using a teflon foot or, better yet, a walking foot on your machine.

I hope this has helped.

If you can't afford one of those, tracing paper works just as well (seriously).  It keeps it from sticking.  if you are making a pattern on vinyl, you can just trace where you want to sew, lay it down, and voila.  that's how i made this (it's not lumpy, i just left the zipper open which distorts it):

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10  Re: lobster halloween in Halloween Costumes by tagurity on: August 09, 2005 04:14:54 PM
Wow, thanks everyone!!!  I thought I was going to get laughed off the boards since everyone is so incredibly talented here!  *blush*

Here is my cartoon rendering (MS PAINT 4EVR) of the costume:

and, as promised, a picture of the side:

I guess I deleted the claw pics (probably making a bad face)?  Unfortunately they were destroyed at the show so I can't photo them.  Um... look at the cartoon and imagine them in all their glory? 

I'll be sure to share my oct-'tume when it is finished.
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