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1  Macro Challange Entry: "New to the World" in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by nappyolme on: April 24, 2008 01:40:13 AM
So I work with quail and I always take pictures when we have new babies.  This is one of them...

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2  Re: Pretty Puff Slouchy Hat UPDATE: Pattern added in Crochet: Completed Projects by nappyolme on: December 10, 2007 01:08:17 AM
I should be asleep right now...instead I'm on craftster posting this picture of my rendition of a slouchy hat...

Once i got the hang of it, it was a very easy pattern. I may get carried away and make some in a few other colors. I already made an ivory one for one of my friends' Christmas gifts!

Great pattern!
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3  Re: The Post Office Hat with pattern. in Crochet: Completed Projects by nappyolme on: August 02, 2007 08:33:51 AM
Heres my wack at this lovely hat...

my tail was added after completing the cap because I couldn't understand what the beginning was doing. 
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4  Re: "It's outta sight!", sling bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by nappyolme on: January 02, 2007 10:37:30 AM
Here's the promised tutorial...I may have lied when I said it was good for a beginner  Undecided ...we'll see

1. Start with some fabric for the outside, lining, and strap.

I just use a magazine to judge how large I want my pieces to be...not precice...I know, but it works for me. Some rough dimensions: lining & outer body pieces 12" long, 10.5" wide

2. So, cut out outer and inner fabric (two of each).  You can also cut out interfacing if you will use it.

3. For the straps measure the width of the bottom against the pieces of outer/inner fabric you cut out.  You want the straps to look like this before cut out.. Rough strap dimensions are 25" long by 4" wide @ bottom

this is that they'll look like in end (after bag is complete)...

so we want to cut each side out to nearly equal the width of the bag (is that clear? It may become clearer in a second).

4. You want to cut out 8 pieces total of "strap" fabric.  I eyeballed my angles but you don't want to make the length of the straps too thin or you won't have room to sew the pieces together.

5.  Now we're going to cut out our little edge pieces of fabric.  Cut out four triangles (only four because we are only putting them on the outer fabric).  They rougly measured  4" on each side. While you're cutting the triangles it may help to put them against the outer/inner fabric edges to see if they will fit like this...

Cut out 4 like this..

Leave a half inch around the edges of the triangle for seam allowances.

This is what they look like pinned on.

6.  Add whatever things you may want on the inside of the purse (pockets, tags, whatever).  I used velcro closure.  Now the body of the purse is ready to go.

7.  Back to those pesky straps...Now we want to pin the pieces of strap together (at the straight edge) by twos as shown.  Then sew those suckers together like so...

8. Now put the angled edges of two (newly formed) strap pieces together to form two new larger pieces like this one...

9.  Take those two big ole weird looking pieces and sew them together at the top (smaller end not the wider end) like so...

10.  Almost to the end of the strap stuff...now take that really big piece and fold it over itself on the wrong side and pin edges and sew...

11.  Now turn that sucker to the right side...it takes patience..

Yay!! This is your finished strap...

12.  Back to the purse body...sew the triangles of strap fabric onto the outer fabric (repeat 4 times)...

13.  When finished with other pockets (if you want any) sew on velcro closure...

and lay outer and inner pieces together on their wrong sides.  Sew around edges but leave space at the bottom of the lining pieces (like 3 inches)...

14.  Getting ready to wrap it up!!  Place your strap inside your outer part (on wrong side still).  Once you situate the strap (to look the way it should in the end), place your lining part inside the outer (lining part on the right side.

15.  Sew that sucker shut at the top edge...

16.  Then pull it on through...

Phew!! There you have it!   

The one I made is just big enough to hold a magazine, next time I'll make it a bid wider and taller.

Sorry for all the pictures but I hope they helped...If there are any unclear statements please let me know...This is my first tute so it could need a lot of tweaking.
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5  "It's outta sight!", sling bag **Tutorial on Pg. 3!!** in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by nappyolme on: November 03, 2006 11:59:20 AM
So I was walking through target one day minding my own business when I saw (what I thought was) the cutest sling bag.  It was really simple like two pieces of fabric sewed together but it was cute.  Then I looked at the price and said, "Ha! I could make that! Why would I spent $15 on one here?"  So a while after that I made this...

What do ya think?
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6  Photo albums for christmas presents!! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by nappyolme on: December 23, 2004 07:59:24 PM
Another installment of my christmas presents...this time it's my aunt and godfather's presents. 

My aunt's...

and my godfather's...

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7  Inspirational Tin (altoid) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by nappyolme on: December 23, 2004 07:47:54 PM
Altoids tins have blown my mind...oh, the possibilities.  I made this tin for my cousin as a christmas present.  It's sorta inspirational...it has little inspirational sayings on little cards that she can clip on the top of the tin.

sorry for the quality of the pictures...
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8  Re: messenger bag with gusset tutorial in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by nappyolme on: December 23, 2004 07:43:37 PM
Here are my swings at the messager bag...

This is my christmas present for my male cousin.  He's in law school and doesn't  have much money. i figured he could never have too many book bags...it features a family guy button...

The inner is a man's dress shirt i found at the thrift store...it was the most masculine lining i could find in a pinch...I left the pocket off the shirt as the pocket on the inside of the bag, and also added a zip pocket.  it closes with velcro

...and this is a bag i made for myself...i didn't get to attach anything for closure on the flap of this one...it features 3 pen holders, a zip pocket, and a little pocket

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9  Re: rounder roomy bag tutorial in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by nappyolme on: December 23, 2004 07:29:45 PM
...this is my first rounder roomy bag. it's made of cordaroy and a brown floral fabric.  I'm giving it to my roommate for christmas...

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10  Re: wrist band frenzy! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by nappyolme on: August 05, 2004 09:20:11 PM
I was so inspired i decided to make a wristband of my own!!!  There will be more to come i'm sure!! Grin

I sewed little skulls into this wristband...

I think it turned out really cute!!
Sorry pics are so big!
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