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21  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Patchwork Clutch on: August 06, 2006 03:25:10 PM
I made this from strips of different cottons.  I am really pleased with how it turned out.  It's 9.5"x6".  There's peltex in addition to cotton quilt batting for structure.

22  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Wallet Clutch Made From Old Saddle Blanket on: August 03, 2006 06:47:09 PM
Hello Craftsters,

I made this from an antique wool saddle blanket
I'm pretty excited.  We've added a few things, but this is my favorite.

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23  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / The Best @#&*#@* Backpack Ever on: July 26, 2006 05:53:15 PM
According to me anyway.

Red & Charcoal Zodiac Naugahyde, my own pattern.

I have several different color combinations that I plan on using. 



Star Close Up:


Side Pocket:

Lining which includes a patch pocket and pen slots:

24  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Purse Shaped Like a Flower on: July 16, 2006 02:31:14 PM
  After making a hat for my cat (posted in another forum),  I played with that pattern and came up with this.  I made the pattern for this (as well as the hat).  The bottom part is upholstery fabric, the petals are silk.  It has a drawstring closure and is lined in muslin.

25  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Brown, Blue, Green Backpack on: July 14, 2006 10:18:55 AM
I made this to take to the State Fair.  We spend all day there and I need something to carry all the kid's junk in without getting all hot from the nylon of other backpacks.

I didn't use a pattern, just worked from measurements from another backpack.





Little strap holder that I'm fond of:


26  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Pointy Cat Hat on: June 24, 2006 06:17:28 PM
I made this hat for our cat.  She hates it... you know, because cats aren't supposed to wear hats.

27  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Wallet of Red Ticking & Change Purse on: June 24, 2006 06:12:46 PM
I made this out of red pillow ticking.  It has bias binding and heavy interfacing.

Here it is all folded up:

This is the inside, laid open, including removable check book cover:

This is the outside laid open:

This is a shot of the extra outside pocket:

This is an additional change purse I made:

28  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / ALL THINGS VOODOO VINCE on: June 08, 2006 12:08:51 PM
We played Voodoo Vince with the children and they requested that I make them each a doll.  I did, and it turned out so well that I scanned an image to Clayton Kauzlaric, head of Beep Industries, maker of Vince.  I then made him a doll and sent it to him.  You can imagine my delight and surprise when I opened my Play  Magazine this month, and saw my Vince staring back at me!!

The doll in the magazine is the original scanned image I sent, and not the doll I sent him.  I think the doll I sent him turned out much better, and wish that one would have been put in.

I made this Vince for my husband to take to work, along with the article.

My Vice is in the upper left:

Here's what Vince looks like in the game:

He's made out of burlap, which is far from easy to make tiny things out of.  I dyed his little burlap feather and heart red.  Burlap dyes really, really well, and now that I know that, I might do more stuff with it.
29  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Pads for the Curvy Gal...Tutorial on: June 05, 2006 11:06:00 AM
I know this post won't be for everyone.  However, I am posting it because I know out there in craftster land, there are some gals who will appreciate this. 

I made these pads because I am sick of getting up at night, sometimes up to four times, to hose myself off during my period.  I have serious periods.  When my husband woke up one morning with a mess all over him, I knew something had to be done.  I took an old pair of underwear, and using the stains as a guide, made a pattern.  I then cut out two pieces of fabric (I used flannel), two layers of an old towel (I used this project as an excuse to buy new towels), and one layer of a changing pad.  It said it absorbs 3X it's weight without leaking.
I was able to cut three pads out of one towel.

I then quilted the towel to the wrong side of one of the flannel layers.

After that, I sewed the edges of the changing pad down to the wrong side of the second flannel layer.

I then put RS together of both flannel pieces, and sewed all around, being sure to leave an opening to turn it.

Clip the curves

Turn RS out, using opening.

Topstitch all around, closing the opening in the process.

Sew Velcro on the wings.

Some of the finished pads.

Now, I realize how huge these may look to some of you, but just know I was desperate.  I am glad to report that they do their job really, really well.  I haven't had one leak since I tried out the first batch last time around.
30  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / The "I"M NOT JOKING AROUND ANYMORE" Wallet. on: May 07, 2006 06:58:24 PM
I made this to match a purse that I already posted.  I should have posted them together, but I don't think that far ahead.  I used a wallet I already had as a guide.  I had to make some compromises with the construction because I wanted the inside to be ticking, and that really increased the bulkiness.  Instead of traditional card holders, I had to make a flat pocket with divisors sewn in.  I also will use a slimmer zipper if I make another one.  I added a snap to keep it shut.  Overall, I'm very pleased with the result, even with the compromises.

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