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11  Felt Bird Luggage Tags--and a Horseshoe one, too.... in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by gypsysoul3 on: March 02, 2005 10:12:22 AM
i wasn't sure what category to put this in, but i think it fits here, as it is similar to the felt bird pins i posted.

anyway, i'm going on a roadtrip w/ 2 of my best friends, we're flying from here (honolulu) to LA, then driving to austin, tx.
to celebrate/commemorate this trip, which i'm soooo exicted for, i made us all matching luggage tags:

(the 3 bird ones are for us, and the horseshoe one is for my sisiter who is going to vegas for spring break. the horseshoe one was inspired by something similar at urban outfitters).



i just cut out pieces of felt and stitched it together with beads, & sequins, using embroidery floss. easy as pie--though kinda time consuming, b/c i really didn't know what i was doing, and didn't really start w/ a plan.

the netting over the address part on the back (which might be hard to see since i blurred out my address) was a bit of an after thought, because when i finished it i realized that the cardstock i had in there could easily just fall out. I also sewed in  a snap, which you can't see, that holds the card in and keeps the tag from opening.

the only real problem is that they are really pretty and nice, and kinda fragile. i don't know if i really want to put them on my luggage that goes through who-knows-what once it leaves my hands. maybe we can put them on our carry-on's. hee.hee.
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12  Re: pirate sword earrings in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by gypsysoul3 on: February 27, 2005 11:23:01 AM
I made these like a month ago, and was going to post them in a separate topic, then thought, "someone's probably thought of this" and yes, you did...
anyway, here is a picture of mine, i call them my "Martini Pirate Earrings!!!"

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13  Re: Felt Bird Pin--urban outfitters inspired in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by gypsysoul3 on: February 17, 2005 12:00:26 AM
i made another one in different colors for a friend of mine who adored the pink one i made....

i was also thinking of using the bird stencil i made to make the pin to make an applique (sp?) for a luggage tag.... if i don, i'll post pics.
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14  Re: Guitar Pick Earrings in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by gypsysoul3 on: February 12, 2005 10:15:56 AM
I recently made these greenday guitar pick earrings. (my husband got the picks from somewhere...)

(i love thier heart/grenade stencil looking american idiot logo!)

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15  Felt Bird Pin--urban outfitters inspired in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by gypsysoul3 on: January 01, 2005 09:03:50 PM
perhaps i should have posted this under the other "felt pins" topic, but i was afraid it'd get lost in there....anyway....

so, i was browsing urban outfitters website today and saw the cutest bird pin....
you can see it here:  http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=6863&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=77&iSubCat=87&iProductID=6863
well, as cute as it is, there's no way i was going to pay $16 for it, so, i made my own, which i think turned out even cuter!



it was pretty easy too, i just drew the pieces onto different felt, cut them out,  stitched on some sequins and beads, and the pin back, and stitched up the whole thing together. i was going to use a real twig for him to stand on, but i kinda like him without it. i used brown embroidery floss to sort-of give him some legs instead.

i love it and can't wait to wear it!
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16  Super Simple Knit Yoga Bag--from a novice in Knitting: Completed Projects by gypsysoul3 on: November 30, 2004 12:55:27 AM
This is my first post to the knitting boards, but I wanted to share this:

my best friend is a yoga instructor, and she doesn't have a bag for her mat, so for xmas i made her a knit yoga bag.
it was really easy, and since i have only been knitting for about 6 months, it had to be.

i used 16" circular needles, and knit a tube about 28" long, i then knit an i-cord for the draw-string to close the bag, (which you can only sort-of see in the picture) and stitched it in a hem/seam i stitched at the top of the tube.

i then made a strap, like you'd knit a scraf, i wanted it to be able to be worn over the shoulder like a messenger bag, so it was almost as long as the bag. i then stitched the strap on, and there you have it.

it took me awhile, but i think it turned out great, and my friend is going to love it!

here is a (bad) picture, let me know if you want more detailed instructions. i pretty much made it up as i went along, which seemed to work, especially b/c i'm not really a detail-oriented person, and i'm still new to knitting.

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17  Re: displaying jewellry at flea markets? in Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs by gypsysoul3 on: September 04, 2004 12:44:50 PM
this may have already been said...but, i just use posterboard (or card stock, but posterboard is cheaper than a package of cardstock) to display my earrings and necklaces, i cut it into earring card display things (i use sissors w/ a "fancy edge" b/c i can't cut a staight line) and just punch small holes for the earrings w/ a pin. for necklaces, iuse a hole punch. (see picture). you can't see that i used a triange cut scissors b/c i cut the edges out in photoshop. but you get the idea.  It takes up a little more room, but looks good, and they stay untangled! though, i sell most of my stuff on ebay, so it also makes for better looking pictures.

i also love the idea of old screens...

(sorry if this picture is huge)

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18  Re: Rolling Rock Bottle Cap Necklace and Earrings in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by gypsysoul3 on: September 02, 2004 07:53:16 PM
it's no problem. i don't know what happened before

gross close up of my neck...sorry.

i'm thinking of making another rolling rock necklace using just blue glass beads instead of hemp.

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19  My first (good) embroidery project--bird on a purse. in Needlework: Completed Projects by gypsysoul3 on: September 02, 2004 05:40:19 PM
I know this isn't much, and i don't even have a whole picture of the purse, but this is the first "thing" (aside from a tea towel--my 1st offical embroidery project) i embroidered. Thanks to sumblime stitching i am hooked.
I just had to show this to people who would "get it." and be happy for me (b/c some people just don't seem to understand the fun, seriousness, creativity, blood, sweat, and tears, that can sometimes go into crafty projects).

so, i had this icky old pink cargo purse...it used to be my favorite, now i just use it for things i don't want to take my "new" purse to (beach, concerts, camping, etc) and i decided to make it "new" again. i love how it turned out. i'm so proud.

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20  Re: How can I make this? in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by gypsysoul3 on: August 31, 2004 11:07:42 PM
This is the one I made (as stated above). The picture is a little weird, so you don't get the "full effect" but you get the idea.
 Sorry it's so super huge!
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