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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / ~*Le Purrs*~ Mini Tote on: July 17, 2005 08:16:55 PM
This is a mini tote I made for my friends birthday this week.  Her favorite color is purple, she has a funky/girly style mixed with a sprinkle of goth, her screen name is Le Purrs, and she adores cats.  I tried my best to incorporate all of these factors into a bag, and apparently did well because she wont stop telling me how well it fits her  Cheesy  I'm glad she likes it.

The outside: I added a removable bow and a little beaded collar to the kitty which is felt that I hand sewn onto the bag... 

The inside...

I used heavy sew-in interfacing in the bag and handles, and placed a piece of 3/4 inch thick foam in the bottom to give it a nice tailored shape even when there's stuff inside the bag, and to give it squishy yet sturdy support.
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / `*Bag & Bracelet Swap*` Gallery on: June 21, 2005 08:18:08 PM
Hey everybody!  If you can, please post the bag and bracelet you received and don't forget to let me know when you receive.  Please don't just assume I'll see the pic of what you got or see the description you wrote about what you got and know you received.  PM me and tell me.THANKS!
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / `*Bag & Bracelet Swap*` (CLOSED -- partners posted -- SEND BY: July 10 on: May 26, 2005 06:40:46 AM
Swap name: Bag & Bracelet Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Krafty-Kritter
Sign-up date range: May 26 - June 10
Date to send item by: July 10

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO

Non-U.S. participants allowed?  SURE!

All ages allowed? Or 18+?  All Ages

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES

Details of swap: This is a swap for all the purse addicted, bracelet wearing craftsters out there.  The idea is to create a bag of any kind (trying to stick with what your partner likes/dislikes, of course) and creating a dazzling new bracelet to match.  Sew it, knit it, make it out of something funky -- It's up to you!  Having a new bag just seems better when you have a little something on your wrist to match, which looks extra cute when you carry a clutch, I might add!

Although I've been in a few swaps already, this is my first time organizing.  Let's make this a fun swap with NO FLAKERS, PLEASE!!  It's all about making a purse, a bracelet, and having fun.. knowing that you'll get items in return.  Be kind.. Don't FLAKE!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap -
Craftster username -
Email address -
Your real name -
Mailing address -
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US? -

What type of bag would you most prefer?  (Clutch, tote, messenger, etc.)-
What colors do you love? -
What colors do you hate? -
Whats your style? (Sporty, Girly, Goth, etc.) -
What kind of shapes, designs, or prints are you into? 
How long would you like your bracelet to be? -
Do you like silver or gold findings? -
Anything else you want to add? -

**Dont be shy to ask your partner for additional info so you can make them just what they want**


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / 4 New Bags Fresh Off the SINGER!! on: May 15, 2005 03:54:31 PM
Today was the perfect day for cranking out some new bags, so I went to work and created these four.  

This one is a funky black dot cotton fabric that reverses to baby pink, and has a removable tie on the right side of the handle...

The inside OR outside fabric...

This one is made with a bright floral cotton fabric that reverses to hot pink, and has white rings holding the handles on...

The inside OR outside fabric...


This one is a tiny tote made with a bright green dot cotton fabric that reverses to lime green, and is decorated with a lime green satin bow...

The inside OR outside fabric...

This one is done in a calico floral cotton fabric and is reversible...

The reverse side...

Fabric closeup...

Thanks for looking

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Black bag w/ red beaded dragon & pockets gallore! on: May 06, 2005 05:38:19 PM
This is a bag I made for Jas.ns in the Wish Swap.  She requested a black bag with a red dragon on it, so this is what I came up with..

I used quilt batting instead of interfacing so its nice and puffy.  If Jas.ns ever gets sleepy during her travels she can always take a little cat nap on her bag!!

Close up of the dragon that I handstitched in red, then gray, and sewed on little beads for scales...

Pockets, pockets! ...

Thanks for looking!  Grin
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / ~Wish Swap Gallery~ on: May 06, 2005 05:22:27 PM
Since Jas.ns just got her things from me today, I guess I'll post the pictures of what I made her since I have her permission  Grin

The lovely Jas.ns wished for a black bag with a red dragon on the front and some earrings, so I turned her wishes into these:

A black bag with red felt dragon, made with quilt batting in the middle instead of interfacing to make it nice and puffy, and lots of pockets inside for a whole days loot...

Close up of the dragon that I handstitched in red, then gray, and sewed on little beads for scales...

Pockets, pockets! ...

And the earrings to match the bag...

I just want to thank Jasmine for creating a super fun swap!!  Her wish for this type of design let me create something fun and funky on a purse that I might not have normally done on my own.  Ill definitely be making myself a bag very similar to this one because it was so hard to give away.. Hehe

Thanks Jasmine!  

I'm anxiously awaiting my package from Starlee!  Grin

7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tote and Bags: "Starry Nights", Strawberry Shortcake, and "Strawberry Patch" on: April 12, 2005 01:52:22 PM
I've caught the bag making bug and cannot stop sewing!  Here are my latest creations...

This is an 8 x 8 inch mini messenger bag I made with one of my favorite fabrics and lined with a bright gold fabric.  It's reversible and will be finished when I add a button closure...


Here's a side view...

... and here's the removeable bow and fabric detail.


Here are two Strawberry Shortcake messenger bags I sold to a mother and daughter.  They both have a red interior, strawberry buttons, and are reversible...

Here is a tote bag I made using an old McCall's pattern my aunt had from the 60's.  I put demin on the inside and rickrack around the bottom to give it a little shot of color.  Each side has an outside pocket that is found between the straps but is really hard to see, and I sewed the little zipper pouch to match...

Side view...


Zipper pouch with red interior and strawberry applique I created out of felt and handstiched on...

Thank you so much for looking!!  Your input is very welcome  Smiley
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / 4 Jordy bags I've made on: April 03, 2005 08:13:25 PM
After seeing just how easy it was to follow the tutorial for Jordy bags, and how very easy and fun they are to make, I decided to get to work.  I carried the pink one to college two weeks ago, my handbag addicted friends fell in love, and I've been making and selling bags ever since!  I love this site  Cheesy

Here are just a few of the numerous ones I have made so far...

The pink messenger bag I made which reverses to a solid hot pink fabric:

The green messenger bag I made for a friend which reverses to a vibrant lime green fabric :

Detail of the fabric and removeble bow:

The Hello Kitty bag I made for a friend which reverses to a solid red fabric:

Another bag I just made for myself which reverses to a dark blue denim:

Detail of the fabric and removable bow:

9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Marshmallow Fluff purse on: March 30, 2005 08:55:53 PM
After scooping the last globs of Fluff from its container, I discovered that the study plastic container with snap on lid would be perfect for a purse!  I cut slots in the plastic, sewed up a handle, added some rhinestones, and *taa-daa*.. a purse!


Adding felt or something to the inside would help keep things from rattling around, so when I get time, I'll have to add some.

Thanks for looking!  Grin

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