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11  Embellishment ideas for purse I messed up in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by PwrToolChick on: June 06, 2006 11:55:09 AM
I thought I was being careful.  I was ironing out the seam at the top before I sewed.  I was trying to be extra careful around the straps because they are vinyl.  But D'OH...I wasn't paying any attention to the vinyl on the bottom.  The vinyl is ALL GONE at the store I bought it.  It's a custom-order purse and I can't start over. 

I tried to cover it with one of my labels..but it looks so terrible.  I had the idea to put one of those little spirograph thingy-ma-bobbers on it...thought that would be a fun way to cover it.  But I went through all of my kids toys and I guess we threw out all of their spirograph supplies long ago.

Anyone have ideas on what I can do to cover it up? 

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12  Re: Another project for a friend in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by PwrToolChick on: May 15, 2006 10:42:32 AM
Thank you all very much!  There are a few flaws..but now I know what to correct if I want to make more.

I'm really beginning to go through power tool withdrawals...so I really need to get back out in the garage soon!

Here is the matching purse:
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13  Another project for a friend in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by PwrToolChick on: May 15, 2006 10:15:46 AM
So, I made a purse for myself a few months ago.  It turned out to be a bit bigger than what I like to carry around.  So, a friend bought it from me.  Well, that same friend has a birthday coming up, so I tried my hand at a wallet (this is my very first wallet EVER).  It matches the purse I made.



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14  Craftster Inspired - Laptop sleeve with Messenger Bag (img heavy) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by PwrToolChick on: May 01, 2006 02:39:11 PM
I had a friend ask me to make her a "Laptop bag".  I wanted it to be perfect, so I turned to Craftster for help.

Ok, everything I did here was inspired by fellow Craftsters.  Now - I know my work isn't nearly as good as the craftsters who inspired me..but my friend is pleased.  And I'm happy with the accomplishment.  Now, I get to go back to making furniture.  LOL

So, the sleeve was inspired by jazfitz's "Click-Clack.... Typewriter Laptop Sleeve & Tote Set! Success!!" (and her photographer's set with messenger bag came out after I had already started this set)

The messenger bag was inspired by AmandaJ's "my latest creation - messenger bag"

I used the zipper pocket tutorial "Zipper pocket tutorial (messenger bag & jordy bag)"  by SewPixie for under the flap as well as inside the bag.

And this is what I came up with:
First, the sleeve:

The sleeve with my laptop (my laptop is much smaller than her laptop):

The sleeve with the bag:

The bag front:

The bag back:

The bag with flap up and sleeve ready to slide in:

Closeup of pockets under flap (there is also a zipper pocket up above the blue strip:

Inside the bag (with inside zipper pocket open)...I put a tag inside - how cool am I?  lol:

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15  Re: loftbed? in Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions by PwrToolChick on: January 22, 2006 08:11:47 AM
When we moved into the house I'm in, my daughter went from a huge room into a small room.  She did not want to give up her space.  We bought very inexpensive loft bed from http://www.collegebedlofts.com/.

After I already bought it, I found plans on the net...
Here are a couple links:



Loft beds are fun because you can do so many crafty things with them.  I built a desk for underneath the bed:
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16  The Golfer's lamp in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by PwrToolChick on: January 07, 2006 10:17:49 AM
Ok, so about a year and a half ago, my husband accepted a job in another state.  Instead of relocating immediately - we decided he would rent a small efficiency apartment for a few months.  The kids and I got together and started crafting to decorate his little apartment.  Among many other projects that we completed (and didn't get photos of)...was the golfer's lamp.

I made this out of a flower vase.  I filled the vase with golfballs and tees.  I drilled holes in the balls for the stem.  Ummm...if anyone decides to drill holes in golf balls for whatever reason - I highly recommend that you do NOT try it with Tietlist (sp) balls!

I never got to finish by decorating the shade.  I was not thrilled with the shade size - so I planned to get out and get another one.

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17  Ottoman from Table in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by PwrToolChick on: December 23, 2005 07:15:16 PM
Ok, so I decided to introduce myself before I posted some of my projects.  This is my first post on a project I've done.
Here is one project I created from a cheesy table my friend had out on her patio.  She hated it and gave it to me...said, "Keep it and do whatever you want with it.".  I didn't keep it.  I made it into something that would match her decor in her house and gave it right back to her.

The only 'before' pic I got was while I was actually working on it:

The finished project!

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