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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Pink pleated purse! on: February 20, 2008 05:17:42 PM
Yay, alliteration! Anyway, I made this for my chorus's silent auction. It was originally supposed to be the lovely leafy spring bag, but I made the handles majorly too small and I didn't have any more interfacing to make bigger ones...so I kinda gave up on that. I used that tutorial for the main part with modifications. And everything is hand sewn, given my lack of sewing machine :]

Front! (And yes, that is a zipper going around the top, haha. I needed a ribbon or something to hide my ugly "top stitching" and I didn't have anything else...I glued it shut so you can't open it up and look at the hideous stitching.)

Back! The closure is a white button from my stash and a bit of red ribbon.

Aaand, an action shot.

The lining is just the red polka dotted fabric you can see on the top. The flower is crocheted from this pattern.
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Turtles! [5 pics] on: September 07, 2007 04:26:17 PM
(This is my first project post!)

Okay, back story. (Feel free to skip XD) During the summer, I went to Hawaii with my chorus (Pacific Rim Children's Chorus Festival, if that rings a bell for anyone) and we split up into groups to learn about different eer, Polynesian? cultures, and two of the groups got those giant pieces of fabric that they tied around their waists like skirts (okay, I don't know what they're called, but essentially it's fabric!). Well, anyway, I wasn't in those groups, but I did manage to get one of each from people who didn't want theirs. My friend, whose birthday is coming up, wanted me to make something out of one of the fabrics. So of course...

The whole thing.

The lining, just a plain brown cotton.

Action shot, just to show how big it is. (It passes our school "dress code", the fingertips rule XD)

Oh, and that was all handsewn. And just because I don't want to create a new thread, here's the turtle necklace that's also part of her present.

Wire wrapped sea glass with a turtle charm.

And an action shot.

edit Oh, by the way, for the tote bag, I used this pleated tote tutorial combined with this tutorial for the zipper.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / McCall's M5382 (Skirt!) on: May 06, 2007 05:43:33 PM

I really like the skirt on this pattern (C), but as I am too cheap to buy it (and I probably couldn't follow it anyway, plus it wouldn't fit me), how would you achieve that effect? How do you make it poofy and do the gathers?

I feel so stupid asking this Tongue
4  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / A bag of novels and random plastic busts on: January 22, 2007 04:10:00 PM
A couple weeks ago, I was at the library and saw bags of novels for a dollar each. I picked one up, figuring I could do something with them. I have no idea what. They're all smallish paperback novels. Mostly romance, I think XP Any ideas, other than ATC's?

edit: I knew there was something that I forgot. My piano teacher used to give me plastic busts of famous composers and such (Mozart, Bach, Tchaikovsky, etc.) but I have no idea what to do with them. They're fairly small, about the size of erm, a computer mouse? They're off-white in color.
5  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / An old flute and its case on: December 29, 2006 03:18:13 PM
I've stopped playing, and I don't really want to waste several hundred dollars. So, I'll put it towards a crafty endeavor if someone has a clever idea (:
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