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21  bjork tee! in Stenciling: Completed Projects by bowlordie on: February 28, 2006 10:32:10 PM

 this shirt wasn't all that hard to make..the stencil's just a little curvy which was a drag. but it's pretty coool. i included what i used weenies Smiley
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22  Re: My version of the Mod Record Purse *Tutorial* in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bowlordie on: August 17, 2005 09:28:15 PM
Last night I was fighting insomnia and trying to find something to do, which eventually led me here. And as soon as I saw this, I decided I wanted to make one too! So I started at like 10 o'clock this morning, and worked on it off and on during the day, and I just got finished. I had some troubles when I was cutting the records, but I found it was easier to heat them up in the oven (preheat to 300 degrees, slap it on a cookie tray and let it sit in there for like 2 minutes) to soften them up and make them easier to cut. So here's my homage to bowlordie's awesome idea and tutorial (excuse the crap on the mirror):

Bowlordie, you're a genius! Grin

that looks great! also, momwith3kids i never thought of using binder rings, that will make things alot easier.
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23  "eye"-pod cozy + a brilliant ear piece idea. in Completed Projects by bowlordie on: July 20, 2005 09:37:14 PM
i know there are so many posts for ipod cozies and cases,  but bare with me.  i love taking stuff literally, so i made a home for my very own.  a wiggling "eye"-pod cozy is fitting for an idiot like me. haha . it's very simple and general just felt, fabric glue, and velcro.

i thought of this out of my own lazy-ness.  i know that im not the only one listening to music while working  Wink, but i constantly have to take me ear pieces out to talk to customers.  therefore, i thought of an incredible solution.    when taken out they just dangle like earrings, and pop right back in.
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24  Re: WIZARD OF OZ SWAP GALLERY!! in The Swap Gallery by bowlordie on: July 15, 2005 06:10:07 PM
first i will start with the
a beautifully done bag that everything came in. it's one of the poppies from the field, and the lining is gingham like dorothy's dress. 
2 pairs of awesome earrings one to represent the tornadoes and the other pair to represent dorothy's house. i love the monopoly pieces. sorry the pictures are so shi++y. i haven't worn earrings in quite awhile. some guy asked me if they were infected, because they were so red..haha

my favorite Grin, a tote with "no place like home" hand stiched on the front with a house graphic, covered in sequin details.
a book journal even though you say its "not too hot" i love it!

thank you Caitlin for being such a good swapper! i love everything!  Cheesy
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25  Grungy "The Ring" bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bowlordie on: May 30, 2005 10:53:32 AM

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26  Re: rounder roomy bag tutorial in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by bowlordie on: May 28, 2005 02:52:13 PM
I loooove this damn tutorial.  i have made insanely large amounts of these things.  since graduation is coming up i made tons for graduation presents.  my friend is going into political science and i shall present her with this...

I used a tie for the strap and the closure. thanks so much for this rounder roomy bag tute!
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27  Tutorial: My version of the Mod Record Purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bowlordie on: May 28, 2005 09:04:16 AM


-a hot chick with power tool capability. hehe.
-A Stanley knife or Laminate cutting blade
-A square or straight edge
-A Drill
-Hot glue gun
-1 inch paddle bit          
-3/16 inch drill bit
-A couple records
-4 key chain rings

1. Set out a record on your cutting surface.  Cut the record to divide it into 3 different pieces using your  square.  You will need to repeat the cut several times.  Do not force th break, or you will crack the record.
2.  Place the middle piece of record #1 on record #2 (the uncut one).  This helps make sure that   both sides will be even, plus its a lazy way to do it! Hehe.  Its best to have someone hold the middle piece for you while you cut.  Repeat the cuts again and again.  Now, you have 6 pieces of record.  Discard two pieces that are smallest.  You are left with this.....
Sandpaper your cuts until any uneven areas are smooth.
3. Have a friend hold down the two top pieces (the pieces that will soon be handles).  Mark out where you wish to locate the 4  - 1 inch holes for your fingers.  With the Drill in hand and the 1 inch paddle bit apply slow and steady pressure onto the first location.  Going too fast will crack the Vinyl!! slowly drill the other three holes (step 2 on the illustration). Rolling a piece of sand paper around your finger helps to smooth out the holes.  Next, change the bit to the 3/16th. (see illustration below for help) . you will now be drilling the holes that connect the handles to the biggest pieces or body of the bag.  

Take in consideration the size of your key rings.  This will help determine the placement. Make sure you dont get too close to either edge or it will break off the corner.  It took me a lot of trial and error to figure this out. go slow....do the same to the biggest piece of the bag (step 4 on illustration).  Somehow pry those damn key rings open wide enough to connect the pieces together.
You can see how this is coming together now...WOOT! Grin

4. Grab that fabric and get cuttin'! the fabric is in the teal on the illustration.  choose the width that you want the bag to be able to open up to.  Cut two of each piece.  next place the middle or body piece of one of the records on your fabric, trace it and cut out two pieces of that also, for the lining. (step 2 on  illustration shows all of the fabric pieces you should have).

5. bust out the sewing machine and sew together 1 side piece, 1 bottom piece, and another side piece together.  Heat up the hot glue gun and around the outer edge of record 1 apply glue and stick the fabric to it, all the way around.  Do the same to Record 2.  This part is trickier.

6. The liner is the laaaaast step. it's obvious how to assemple it but I drew a picture anyway ..hehe.

Make sure the liner is on the side that doesn't show the seams. hot glue the top of the liner to the inside of the bag.  Hand stich the outside and the inside to get rid of the gap (picture below.)

VOILA! you are FINISHED!  I hope this tutorial was easy enough, but if you get confused you can ask!   Wink

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28  Re: Color Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by bowlordie on: May 28, 2005 08:59:52 AM
Here are some pictures of the Purse I sent to Rusty....

p.s. I'm glad I met up to your hubbies standards! hehe
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29  Re: Color Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by bowlordie on: May 28, 2005 08:46:27 AM
I recieved my package from Rusty today.  It's some of the most amazing things i have ever seen  Cheesy  My mom is already trying to swipe them!  My colors were green and turqoise, and she did a beautiful job on all of the detail work.  check it out!!

by the way, that is an actual picture of me zonked out! hehe. The placemats were sent in a set of 4,  and the varying stiches are not to go unnoticed.  Thank you so much on making my first swap a success! i couldn't have asked for anything better.
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30  Shakespeare "Prose Before Hoes" Shirt! in Stenciling: Completed Projects by bowlordie on: May 21, 2005 05:27:36 PM
we had to read Hamlet in our AP English class, and part of our assignment was to create a Shakespeare shirt.  i love wearing shirts that are  borderline against the rules..haha. im sure im not the only one  Grin Grin.  my teacher actually liked it. what a good lady!

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