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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / new office with personality on: July 11, 2007 09:53:25 AM
So we relocated offices at work & I FINALLY got my own!

Trouble is the walls were BARE & the budget for wall deco was zip zilch nada.... so... craftiness time.

I saw somewhere online (I'll add the link later to give the credit where its due!) to a project where some wonderful diva had taken foam board & covered them with fabric to make wall art.  Sounded AWESOME!  I have boocous of fabric in the stash & lil cash in the wallet so it was perfect.

The wall seems much cozier now!

Also had to add a touch of something to the wall directly behind me that you see as you walk in....

Cheap wooden stars from the sale section & some black paint... works for me!

I think its funny how everyone keeps coming it going ... THATS SO YOU!  Well duh.. its MY office finally isn't it?   Wink
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / my purple quilt.. a first for me on: July 30, 2006 08:48:10 AM
So my mom is addicted to quilting & had been bugging me to try it.  I started last fall sometime & just finished recently.  My mother actually did the "quilting"part since she has a long arm thing.  I pieced it all together.  So here it is..

This shows the back...& the design my mom used to quilt it all together.  I think she called it stipling.

It was kinda fun.. although the length of time it took almost did me in. Might have to try something smaller next time. (This one is queensized!)
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Goddess Tray....with a resin technique question on: July 08, 2006 01:32:19 PM
So I have been collecting pictures for several months now of goddesses & the such.  Today while I was checking for something else in the craftstore (isn't it always that way?  Go in for one lil thing & walk out with a whole buncha stuff you didn't eve know you needed!) I found this wooden tray for 40% off.  So I grabbed some purple paint & painted it.  Then I glued a few of the lovely ladies (I have a ton of these lil pics!) on the bottom.

close up of some of the pics...just cuz I love 'em!

So I think I will love it like this for a lil bit, but I want to put some glitter & maybe a couple of other trinkets on it & coat it with a resin or varnish type stuff.  Any one have any tips or tricks on using the resin?  I can read the directions, but I have a feeling someone on here can give me the inside scoop!  I so love Craftster!

Thanks in advance for any advice or warnings!
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / yup.. I'm addicted. Purple bags. on: June 27, 2006 08:52:00 PM
So I think I might be obsessed with Amy Butler bag patterns at the moment.  Tonight I just finished one of the In Town bags... the one without the drawstring.

& added some extra compartments to the pockets...

It was my first time adding a snap to anything.  I wasn't into the button closure the pattern suggested.

I made the Nappy bag this past weekend, without the bottle pockets.  

The fabric is my favorite part.  I'm not sure what it is exactly, but it feels like it might be water resistant even.  Best part... THE GLITTER in it!!!

This bag is big & seems like it would hold the world.  Great for beach, shopping, & yeah the diaper bag it was designed to be.  Easy instructions too.  
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / quilted lil froggie change purse on: June 22, 2006 04:05:26 PM
I made this lil change purse for the One Tiny Thing 7 Swap, but I had to share.  My partner liked browns & blues & greens & cute Hello Kitty animals & wanted something functional.  Oh & SF are her initals.  So this is what I made for her.

I quilted the fabrics together & then added the appilque.  I used Shrinky Dinks to make the frog charm (I always forget his name!) & attached it & a cute silver charm that says follow your dreams to the zipper using jump rings.  

It was the most detailed lil bag I have made & certainly the most personalzed.  I'm pretty proud.
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Juicy summer travel bag on: June 20, 2006 05:48:25 PM
So I found this fabric in my mom's stash last time I was at her place & just had to put the two together.  I ended up thinking, summer.... travel... why not?

So here is the outside.  Perfect size for all the necessary junk, toothbrush, de-od, etc.

 & of course when you unzip it......

ha ha.   The summer time fun of a crafty smart arse.
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / my purple distraction...AKA first "purse" bag on: June 06, 2006 04:30:14 PM
So I've been trying to escape my life lately & distract myself positively....well this is what happens. Its like this is my insanity, just add water (it was raining like crazy today!  even had hail in the thunderstorm)

This is by far the toughest thing I have done I think.  I have never made anything with interfacing.  I varied from the actually pattern (it was a basic bag that came with a dress pattern, doubt I'll ever do the dress) but I added pockets- one big one on the outside & three on the inside.

So here it is... mad multiple mistakes & all...
the befores...

I just love that purple fabric!
& the after!


iPod/cellphone pocket?

perfect for tube of lip gloss or pens.. & a small one for protection...(hm cash or condom?)

I'm thinking of adding something to the front.  Like maybe a skull crossbones type shadown in the in purple fabric on the pink pocket?  applique.  Who knows.  Guess I'll just keep it as is & upgrade it as I go.  Any ideas?
So what do you think?  Feedback would be awesome!   Cheesy  Thanks!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Gift for a friend:BLack & White anything bags & relaxtion herbal bag on: May 29, 2006 06:42:14 PM
I made these for a gift to give one of my friends who I know is traveling soon & is stressed out.  I quilted the two fabrics together then added the zippers.  On the big one I stitched up one side normally, then turned it to stitch it the other way so it makes a triangle shape to the bag. Great to hold cosmetics & stuff that isn't flat like hair brushes, etc.  Then I made the smaller bag to match & the herbal stress eye pillow which I stuffed with Buckwheat, lavender flowers, & some crushed spearmint leaf.  She can heat it in the micro or freeze it depending on what she needs.

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