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1  My I Love Target Too Much Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by beaniepup on: September 02, 2007 09:57:29 PM
Absolutely and shamelessly inspired by this bag:

I needed one of my own.  NEEDED.  Needed.  So actually the night after I saw the original I went nuts, grabbing Target bags and my iron and making this version in, like, two hours.  I loved it, but it was missing something.  It didn't look finished.
I wanted piping, but I couldn't find red vinyl piping anywhere in town, and I didn't know how much I needed so I was hesitant to order any online.  I finally settled on some neato string/yarn trim I got at Hancock for 50 cents a yard (and I needed three yards!)
And still, it needed more!  Lucky for me, I spent three years working at Target, so thusly I HAD more!  Hurray!

So now I give you, it's in final Target-dorky-form, my I Love Target Too Much bag.

The front.

The back, more of the same.

The pocket, which is now much more secure than it was in the original version.  I love this.  I'm so glad we had the older bags with the big list on it (the new bags only have small lists.)

And the dorkery side... I have four different versions of my nametag (my original with the Target pin you got after a year, which they no longer give out... no pins on any badges, they wanted uniformity); a regular nametag; a generic one with my store's number on it; and two that happily proclaimed me as a TRAINER (team trainer!  yay!)  I used the one I had duplicates of (actually, my pin one is in my scrapbook I think.)
I also had the hilarious pharmacy badge that they made us all wear for a month during a pharmacy promotion.  I love it.

I also switched the straps so they didn't cross between the bag.  It only took one shopping trip for me to realize that was stupid and wouldn't work, LOL.
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2  Elvis Jailhouse Rock Bag (from a tank top) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by beaniepup on: August 04, 2007 08:42:09 PM
No before pics, because I got home and ripped the shirt up right away to start on this.  Actually, it's been done for a long time (since Spring semester), but only tonight did I sit down with my mom and we figured out how to reline it so it's not as floppy, so only now am I posting pictures. =>  Just in time for the Fall semester!

This started as a black and white striped tank top from Walmart for $7, and four images of that awesome Elvis jailhouse rock fabric.  I still have the blue piece sitting around, waiting for me to do something with it..
We spent most of the day searching all of the fabric stores in town for black and white striped fabric.  None.  On a whim I looked at Walmart for clothing and found the tank top!  Perfect!  I think it was an XXL, so I had lots of fabric to work with...
added a piece of vinyl at the bottom to give it more support/a flat bottom.  It's lined with white cotton and... whatever that stiff lining stuff is.  That stuff, yeah.

The front - I put the pink on the front because I love pink, and also I liked this photo the best.  We used fusing to put the pictures on, and then I handstitched around the black frame to make sure it stayed.  It looks off center here, but the bag is a little tube-y right now because it's fresh off the sewing machine and hasn't been abused into a rectanguler shape yet. =>

The back (slightly blurry).  After we put the picture on and realized the stripe was going to show through... I think that just made it even more awesome.

I used the orange panel inside for a pocket, to fit my planner, pens, and cellphone.  Ignore the chunk of doghair inside. *facepalm*

Elvis bag, being mauled modeled by my dog Auggie (very blurry!)  I used one of those Elvis Lives beltings for the strap.
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3  Chain Chomp Scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by beaniepup on: January 15, 2007 01:44:24 PM
If I were to do it again, I would probably make a few changes... but I think he's pretty darn snazzy.  If scarves could be pals he would be my new best friend.
I call him Chompy.  So original.

Inspired by general video game dork-ery, with "oh!  I can make this TOTALLY AWESOME!" help from this project.

He needs a matching hat buddy.  (Yes, that will probably be next.)
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