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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: scarfy/necklace thing on: October 19, 2009 03:23:52 PM
Great job!!  I saw these on etsy from necklush and loved them immediately but really who wants to pay $40+ for a scarf??
I bought several kinds of jersey fabric from my local fabric store and decided to make my own.  (I know it's supposed to be environmentally friendly but I wanted to be able to have one that was longer and that just won't happen with a t-shirt so, yeah.) 
I used fabric that was 1.5-2 metres long, and cut it into 3/4" strips.  I found the thinner, cheaper jersey fabric worked the best especially when you pull it tight for it to curl in on itself.  Then after all of my strips were cut, I knotted the ends then looped each one over a hanger so it wouldn't get tangled on itself.  I then cut a strip of fabric about 6" long and 4" wide and wrapped it over all of the knots then when I came to the end of the strip I tucked the side edges under and voila! Your own version of a necklush scarf! The ones I made go past my waist, that way I can loop it several times around my neck so it's nice and full.  I'll try to get a couple of pics and post the final product  Smiley
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: cute maternity shirt sayings?? on: January 20, 2007 12:05:15 PM
Some of my favs:
Sex-Ed Drop out
Morning Sickness: Making hangovers seem pleasant.
I am not Buddha. Please do not rub. (with a pic of Buddha)
Can You tell me if my shoes match?
I should've had a headache!
Boy (written across the belly)
Oh Boy
Tickled Pink
Epidural? Yes please! (Bullseye on the back)

And for the dad to be:
Pickles & Ice cream fetcher Smiley

3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: inserting foam into laptop case? on: November 19, 2006 07:05:00 PM
I made a laptop bag for my sister in law and when I put the foam in I sandwiched it between the outside fabric and the lining (in the front & back of the bag) then turned down how far I wanted my finished edges to be, inserted the flap part between the layers at the back, held everything together with pins and basically sewed around the bag and voila... a foam filled laptop bag. 
It's late & I'm rather tired so this makes sense to me  Undecided but if I'm not helpful let me know and I can try to explain it better Smiley
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bags I've been working on lately (pic heavy) on: November 05, 2006 04:23:42 PM
You guys are always so nice & encouraging! Thanks so much for all of your kind words! Smiley
5  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Suspender Clips?? What to do... on: November 05, 2006 06:55:48 AM
I don't know if you're looking specifically for something to do with purses or not but you could try making "mitten clips" (example: http://www.rainbowconnection.com/product_thumb.php?img=images/MC-52.jpg&w=168&h=200) I used to work in a daycare and some of the kids had these things attached to their coats... great thing for not loosing your mittens! Smiley
Also, maybe you could do the same idea but longer and with matching fabric instead of elastic - and make funky interchangeable handles on a bag?
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Bags I've been working on lately (pic heavy) on: November 05, 2006 06:41:04 AM
Hey All,
It feels like its been forever since I've posted anything on here! I just moved across the country and I've been in a whirlwind of activity ever since  Wink
Just wanted to post a few of the bags I've done recently, any comments/criticisms appreciated.  Smiley
(If you click on the pics it will bring you to webshots where the bigger pics are Smiley)
My Burberry wanna-be bag for fall:

This was a just for fun bag... I call it Santa Baby  Cheesy:

I made this bag for my sister in law's wedding day (all the pearl beads are handsewn):

And these I made for her bridesmaids as part of the thank you gift she gave them for helping & participating in the wedding day:

And finally this is a bag I made for my hairdresser before we left for the east coast (she's also a friend of the family):
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Blue Skirt ( 5 min ) 1st clothing ever made IMG FIXED ( Hopefully) on: August 18, 2006 10:20:03 PM
Wow... Ok I'm definitely inspired Smiley  I think I could do that... I have a few metres of fabric so if I screw up I'll either be able to fix it or end up turning it into a bag! Wink
Congrats on the job btw  Cheesy
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Blue Skirt ( 5 min ) 1st clothing ever made IMG FIXED ( Hopefully) on: August 18, 2006 04:05:36 PM
So pretty!  I have fabric similar to that but in black... I was going to make a bag out of it but you've inspired me to make a skirt instead Smiley  (Too many bags in the closet anyway!)  Did you use a particular pattern?
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Funky diaper bag.. my first one! on: August 11, 2006 01:56:46 PM
So cute & funky!  Love all the pockets and matching accessories... great job!  Cheesy
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: First Messenger/Laptop Bag on: July 27, 2006 09:30:49 AM
That is so cute! I love your fabric choices. Smiley I'm getting ready to make a laptop bag here myself. What did you use for padding?

Thanks Smiley for padding I used some foam pieces that my mom had from a  package she received... they were about 10" long, 2" wide and about 1/2" thick... since they were all in pieces and I didn't want them to shift in the bag, I hot glued them to a piece of that thin foam stuff that you can get in the kids craft section (they use it to make door hangers or placemats & whatnot)  If I would've been able to get to the craft/fabric store I would've bought the foam in sheets - much easier  Wink
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