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1  Re: Aussie Send Us Yer Bits! swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by SaraM on: July 01, 2006 06:48:51 PM
sorry for the delay in getting these pikkies up.

This lovely doll is wearing a shirt made out of the floral fabric I sent, cord trousers with a monkey on them (I find these adorable!), and a little handbag made out of the matching fabric.

bluebubble you are very clever if I think you knitted that shawl? love it! And a little bracelet made out of the trim I sent.

Great swap! Might consider doing it again, I'm always so easily persuaded  Wink
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2  Re: Aussie Send Us Yer Bits! swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by SaraM on: May 09, 2006 10:56:42 PM
received from Bluebubble today yay Cheesy I will take some pics this afternoon and post it up. I can't wait to get crafting!!!!

okay here's what we have....

loads of trims, pink ribbon and a gorgeous white tassle. A little bit of felt..
Heaps of bright fabrics, Bluebubble, I'm not sure which fabric I like the most to start on!!
An iron on motif of a very cute tutu and a great big white button, got ideas for those already.

Better get started I am getting so inspired Cheesy
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3  Re: aussie/newzealand easter swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by SaraM on: April 11, 2006 05:58:26 PM
hello all I have received from Jane Feebles... I can't wait to sink my teeth into some choccie and put those cute little chicken socks on Smiley

The coin purse is egg shaped and has a little felt chicken in an egg as a charm. I just love the chicken clips, I will wear them on my coat in the winter!

I have been spoilt, what a great swap partner Smiley

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4  Oriental fabric binge!! 2 bags so far... in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by SaraM on: April 10, 2006 07:28:48 PM
I decided to sit down one weekend and make myself a bag out of some very cute Japanese fabric I picked up at a craft show recently. And since then I have had about 5 requests from friends for me to make them a similar bag! It's absolutely crazy how popular these little babies can be Cheesy

mine is the pinkish yellow one with wooden handles which I carry everywhere with me and the black one is the first one of 3 orders so far so friends. My friend is stoked, hers has a zipper pocket and a magnetic catch and black acrylic handles whereas mine is the lazy version with just a simple pocket.

Hope you like Smiley




Inside friends bag:
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5  Beach bag... its huuuuge!!! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by SaraM on: February 05, 2006 02:18:57 PM
Hey everyone, its been a little while since I had the energy to make anything but my friend commissioned me to make a beach bag for her to fit her extra large double towel and a change of clothes and some drinks... so I made up mu own pattern based on another one I already had and it came out more massive than I originally wanted, but decided to keep it that way. She could also use it as an overnight bag!!

What do you think? It's pretty basic but I love this fabric Cheesy

thanks for looking!
- sara

Bag in full:

bag detail:

bag inside zip pocket
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6  Houndstooth evening bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by SaraM on: January 02, 2006 06:07:20 PM
Hello Cheesy

I made this shoulder bag for my brothers girlfriend for Christmas, it is a wool blend outer with an oriental inner and a ribbon detail. She liked it so I am happy but I have to be honest I wanted to keep this one for myself and had a hard time letting it go!!

thanks for looking Cheesy

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7  Monkeying around :D in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by SaraM on: January 02, 2006 06:04:53 PM
hey everyone, I decided that while I was bored at home one day over Christmas in the sweltering Australia heat I would sew up a little Monkey clutch for a friend in brown cord. I was going to sew up more of a storm but it was just too hot!!

hope you like and thanks for looking Smiley

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8  Beach bag for friend's christmas pressie in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by SaraM on: November 28, 2005 02:51:30 PM
Hey, my friends and I just had a Kris Kringle amongst ourselves and I decided to make something rather than buy something.

Anyway she loved the ba and said that she would take it not only to the beach but everywhere! Makes me very proud that she will be displaying it.

It was my first attempt at making a zipper pocket in the lining (I used the jordy tutorial here). I had a fair bit of trouble getting the zipper in the cut whole and making sure there were no gaps in the sides of the zipper. I'm still not sure what I do to ge rid of those gaps but the pocket worked pretty well. I used the same fabric for the pocket as I did the outer bag. Lining is just poplin with interfacing. The outer is canvas. It was also my first attempt at attaching bamboo handles... it was quite easy.

What do you think? Comments and criticisms all welcomed Cheesy

I've made another bag for my brother's girlfriend for Christmas but have to take photos tonight!





thanks for looking Cheesy
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9  Latest creation for a 3 year old! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by SaraM on: November 07, 2005 03:36:19 PM

I have a friend who has a 3 year old daughter who is starting to like all things girlie, so I made her a little miniature bag in yellow (her favourite colour) and with a big lettered B on the front. She loved it and has filled it with all her My Little Ponies! Cheesy

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10  Re: Australia / New Zealand Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by SaraM on: November 07, 2005 03:24:32 PM
HI guys, here are the wonderful things I received from viridis.

the bag, perfect for yoga/swimming/carrying all my stuff to work:

the remnants which I can't wait to start crafting with:

and the lollies which are soo tasty and I love Hello Kitty.. and such wonderfully made bracelet and hairclips and a bookmark.

BIG thanks to viridis, I love everything and I have been parading it around to my work colleagues... poor things just don't understand the addicition that is crafting things Cheesy
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