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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / New Sparkle Vinyl Purse! on: July 15, 2010 06:03:36 PM
Here is my newest purse creation.  I think it turned out pretty good.  Those frames are still the biggest pain to work with though....Not for the faint of heart.

It's made with turquoise and white sparkle vinyl (the turquoise is my favorite color of sparkle vinyl I've seen yet I think! It's SO shiny)

I gave it cute little feet

The interior is boomerang fabric and I put 3 white stripes on the front that are padded to give it some dimension.

Thanks for looking! I hope you like it!
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Sparkle Vinyl Diner Booth Purse v. 2.0 on: June 15, 2010 03:14:14 PM
Ok, so it's been over a year but I finally finished my second attempt at a purse that resembles a diner booth.  The original attempt was made from an old purse I found at the thrift store which I took apart and refinished with my design.  Here's the original >> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=306514.0  It
was good and is still holding up today, but has a few flaws (the frame isn't rust-proof and the chain handle was one I bought at the craft store and was rubbing black stuff on my arm!)

So now I used all new materials and made a pattern based on what I learned from the first one.  Also, I ordered some more vinyl so I didn't have to cut up an old pair of pants for the white part like I did before Wink

Glamor shot!

How it compares to a person (....or, mannequin)

Route 66 Interior

FEET! Probably still one of my favorite things

I also made a smaller one with the purple vinyl I ordered.

Complete with Boomerang interior!

They're my babies Smiley  C and C appreciated!  Thanks for looking!

3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / The Diving Lady on: June 05, 2009 08:17:06 PM
I made this painting based on a photo my dad took in 1988 of a neon sign in my hometown.

and here's one with the magazine that my dad's photo was published on!

The neon sign stood next to a motel on the side of the interstate.  It's a lady diving into the pool and I remember seeing it when I was younger and absolutely loving it.  It was one of the few instances of neon signage left in our town.  It remained in good condition and lit until about 1997 or so when the motel was demolished to make way for a super walmart Sad

Here it is in its glory days

It was in such good shape...I hope someone saved it from destruction...
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Diner Booth Purse! (kinda image heavy...) on: May 25, 2009 10:04:05 PM
Hello, all!

I've been a long-time lurker of the forums but I've finally decided to get over my forum-posting phobia and give it a go!  Grin

I saw some purses using sparkle vinyl at a local shop but none of them were made with that classic, red diner booth vinyl so I decided to make my own!  And I decided to go ahead and take it further and make it reminiscent of an actual diner booth while I was at it!  So, here's the result:

and here's the Route 66 interior

I had no idea how to actually construct one of these so I bought a couple of old vintage purses at a flea market to use as a pattern. (I used the brown one)

I had to scrape all the material off the frame (not recommended)

Here's the purse with it's new cover (I used the cardboard and padding from the old purse)

The white part is made of just some scrap white fabric I had lying around because I was too impatient to wait for white vinyl

Can't forget its little feet!

And then add a few rhinestone and rivets and a chain for a handle and viola! oooooo, glitter... *drool*

It was definitely a long, difficult process, but at least I'll know what to do (or at least what not to do) next time  Tongue

I hope you all liked it! Thanks for looking!

5  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Hello from MS! on: May 25, 2009 09:31:09 PM
Hi, everyone! I've been reading these boards for a while and I hope to actually start posting and interacting here now Smiley  My name is Jennifer and I'm from MS (not so sure there are that many of us Mississippians on here...)! I'm 23 and I love to do pretty much any kind of craft that I can afford and obtain the materials for. haha.  I'm excited to get to talk to all of y'all!
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