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Topic: back on the purse wagon!(pics)+Key Fob Tute p3  (Read 10598 times)
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Hi, my name is Nikki and I am a fabric addict.

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« on: June 09, 2008 08:52:07 PM »

and the craftster wagon too for that matter.   Cheesy

ive been so busy with the kiddos and school and now summer vacation. not to mention adding a 5th child to my fantastic four by taking on a full-time babysitting gig.  (imagine this....its a humid 97 degree afternoon....im outside trying to explain watering restrictions and heat exhaustion to my 3 boys ages 6-9, all the while biding my time till the perfect moment to whip out the handy-dandy mosquito repellant hidden behind my back and soak the little devils....2 hits, 1 miss....then i come inside to my lovely air conditioned home and plop on the couch for a moment before deciding what id least hate to cook for dinner and there they are....my 4yo oh-so-precious daughter in the middle of painting the shirt and arms of my 3yo godson....with  Shocked  MODGE PODGE!!!......yeah, that was last friday) whoooohoooo!

anyways! with what little time ive had to myself, i seem to have themed each of the last 4 months with a new idea that I thought would consume less time but still satisfy my need to create....boooo, never settle for less!

THANKFULLY, things are finally falling into place, routines are being learned and the chaos is getting manageable so im finding the time to spend a little longer "working".  i got to do my first custom bag order in months yesterday and by golly, miss molly, i think the purse bug is BACK!!!

not only have i missed "pursing", ive really missed lurking around here. i think i have clicked every new post since march or so in the past hour, lol. im just drooling over what everyone has been doing. then i remembered why i like it here. everyone is so creative and kind enough to share their own work as well as advice, experiences and opinions. you guys really inspire me to get it together and start making and sharing my own goodies.

so, without further ado and babbling..

the super-quick, super-enthusiastic 4 month recap of what i have been doing and not doing...

february was unofficially wallet/zippered pouch month i do believe. i got on this kick and made like 30 of them...then burned out  Cry

march was key fob month, not a bag persay, but they do carry your keys  Wink  (still making a few of these actually, lol)

ah april, I actually made a purse!!!

may was almost completely void of things that carry stuff

YAY for June!!! 3 purses in 2 days!!!.....hey thats big for me  Tongue i dont have a pic of the custom i did and im kicking myself now. so try to imagine the skull print one with pink hippy van fabric instead. it was awesome, i swear.

this one was an exact copy of the custom bag, but with my favorite fabric....my friend manipulated me out of it in less than an hour!  Angry

and this is a slight evolution of the same bag, but with a cheerier print. it screams summer to me...

ive gotten a lot more requests from friends and family for versions of the bags above and since they offered money, i assume they aren't just being nice, lol. so yay, i really feel like im getting my purse mojo going again. im actually giddy  Grin

Viva la Craftster!!!

« Last Edit: June 11, 2008 07:28:15 AM by sewnikki » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2008 09:00:42 PM »

Okay, these are all AWESOME! 

I love all the fabrics you used and especially the wallets - they look great!

Your sewing is so neat and pretty.

I really love the sushi fabric!  Where did you get it?!?

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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2008 09:11:10 PM »

Those are all awesome, I can see why your friends and family want them!! I love the sushi print purse, and your wallets are adorable Smiley
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2008 09:11:25 PM »

ah these are all so cute  Smiley
do you think you could give a brief tute on how to make those key fobs??

« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2008 09:17:57 PM »

These bags are great!!! How does the skull fabric purse close? What pattern did you use and where did you find such great fabric? Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2008 09:33:56 PM »

awesome job! fun fabric choices!

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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2008 09:42:35 PM »

All your bags are awesome. I especially like the purse with the button closure. Did you have a pattern or design it yourself?
You are so creative.
I'm inspired to create!
Please let me know about the bag pattern.
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2008 03:54:09 AM »

All of your items are beautiful!!  Great patterns and choices of fabric!!  Bravo!!

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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2008 06:34:45 AM »

What tutorial did you use for the bottom bags?

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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2008 07:39:45 AM »

All of your things are amazing!  Could you point me in the direction for patterns? I would love to make the wallets.  Thanks for any info.
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