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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / "Essentials of Medical-Surgical Nursing" on: August 14, 2006 01:44:41 PM
So I picked up this old 80's textbook for 50cents at a thrift store with thoughts of making one of those book purses. I'm going to school to become a nurse so I was pretty excited. Well it sat under my bed for months and after looking at it various times I wasn't sure it would match my style very well so I let it be.
So fast forward a bit...My Aunt's birthday is approaching and my mom wants to get her something really nice and thoughtful because my aunt always gives such nice gifts. My aunt just happens to be a Nurse Practitioner  and has taught nursing at a college. hehe Cool. So It's the night before her party and my mom is freaked cause she hasn't found anything. Idea lightbulb goes on and the process began. Cheesy I went to walmart and got all my supplies and went to work on it at about midnight. I finished about about 3 am ish I think... I just basically figured out how to make it as I went along. She loved it!

What do you think?

2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 14 ENTRIES / Something is a little fishy here on: August 03, 2006 09:29:03 AM

This is my little fish tank complete with puffer fish, clown fish,....er purple fish which I can't remember the name of, and star fish which is sucking onto the back wall of the aqarium. There is also an orange coral and green plant. The purple fish is swimming up to the little bits of fish food floating in the water.  It's all clay except for the water gel and tank itself. I made each little piece of gravel with clay.
Here are some more pictures-

Thanks for looking!


Edited to add this picture. It's a toothpick leaning against it to show size. The length of the tank is 2 in.
Also the water is the gel that is used in vases of silk flowers. You can buy it at craft stores for about $12 for a bottle (this used about a fourth of the bottle).
3  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Watermelon Converse on: July 26, 2006 03:18:23 PM
I found this pair of old white converse shoes at my Grandparents house and, of course, immediately started thinking of ways I could fluff them up a bit. I went into the kitchen to ask if I could experiment with them and the fam were all eating watermelon (cue the lightbulb). Lucky for me, they were up for grabs so I went to work on them. 
This is them before-

and after-

All I used were some permanent makers. Smiley This is my first time doing anything with shoes.  What do you guys think?

4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Laptop bag swap on: July 21, 2006 06:51:25 PM
So I've had a long absence from this website, but Im having crafting withdrawls.

Anyways, I'm getting my first laptop here soon and I'm pretty depressed about the lack of style in cases for them. It looks like some of you have made some pretty awesome laptop bags and I was wondering if any of you would be interested in doing a swap. If it's already been done or this is a crappy idea just let me know. I think it'd be fun and I really want something great looking to put my new comp in.

5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / My take on the Captain Jack stencil on: July 12, 2004 10:35:57 AM
Well here is it. I used the picture from my icon. And, as you can see, I put "savvy?" on the back.
If you have any questions or want a copy of the stencil, let me know and I can upload it from my other computer ( Roll Eyes I just never seem to be on the one I need).


6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Ruffle cluch thingy Update-tutorial added on: July 10, 2004 10:21:21 PM
Hey, My friend showed me how to make these a few days ago and I love mine. I don't know if anyone has seen these before but I thought the were really cool. I chose a pink satin with a kind of celtic design in it for the outside and a dark denim for the inside (a denim or something thick is better so it keeps its form better). I also like the denim cause it kinda tones down the satin so you can match it with almost anything and it doesn't look like your going to your prom.  Wink
Mine isn't yet completly done. I still need to attach the little handle but I will update with a finished product picture.
If you have anyquestions let me know. Wink
Hope you like!




Well, I've gotten together (a sad excuse for a ) tutorial.  Wink Here is it is. If you have any questions let me know.
tutorial Grin
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My Magazine bags on: July 10, 2004 10:14:34 PM
Hey, I personaly LOVE these handbags. Whoever came up with them is a genious. I did use some (Awesome ) scrapbook paper to line the inside of the bag but, I'm not sure I have any tips other tips to add on how to make these, but feel free to ask any questions.


8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My playing card handbag on: July 10, 2004 10:09:42 PM
Hey peeps, I saw a playing card purse on here (which was AMAZING by the way) and thought I would give it a try with my own little spin on it.
I just used clear packing tape on the front and back of the purse and then (you can't see it in the pics) the sides,bottom, strap and snapy thing are made out of black duct tape. For the sides and bottom, I wanted to give it more support so when I was making them, I basicly just put a playing card inbetween the two tape strips. The tape was thinner then the cards so I ended up cutting about 1/4 in. of card off the sides but it was well worth it (I hope that made sence Huh). It is suprisingly sturdy. For the snapy thing I just used velcro. Here are some picsys.


9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Wallets on: July 10, 2004 10:00:42 PM
Hey, I saw how to make these on this site and I just wanted to share my creations  Wink Grin Here are some pics.


10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My Starburst messenger bag on: July 10, 2004 09:57:09 PM
Hey, I saw that someone had made one of these a while back and I had been looking for a good messenger bag so I thought what the hey.  Grin
It was really fun to make and it holds up a lot better then I thought it would. I made mine fairly big so I could carry my school books in it. I also made some little ID and credit card slots in the inside of the bag. I mad some pen slots too. The starp I think was the hardest for me. It just took a lot of looking around at different stores to finally find what I was looking for. I really wanted it to be able to adjust but if that wasn't such I big deal for me, it wouldn't have been nearly as bad. Well here are some pics.


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