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« on: July 31, 2008 09:03:55 PM »

so, i'm kind of excited about going back to college, but i am dirt broke (didn't get a job over the summer for family reasons...nothing serious, just a long story) so i decided to make some things for my dorm.  First and foremost, I'm tired of throwing my books and notebooks and things on a chair next to my bed in my dorm, so I came up with this idea to make a bed caddy.  I didn't make this from a pattern, kind of came up with it on my own, but it was super easy to make. (really, if you can sew a straight line, you could do this!)
so, here is my bed caddy, presented to you in AMAZINGLY BAD WEBCAM SHOTS! HUZZA! (sorry, didn't have time to upload pics from my camera on my super slow computer. i have to get up early tomorrow morning to go to chicago.)

So, here it is. The yellow and blue fabric was a remnant i found in a long-forgotten fabric section in a store in my town that is usually empty...and spooky. the colors are SO MUCH BRIGHTER in person, but yea, crappy camera.

this is the larger black part that goes under the matress. i added the ribbons because the bed frames in my dorm have like, thick squiggly wires that hold the mattress up i guess, and that is what i'm planning on tying these to.

close up of the pockets, and the fabric.  yes, that is the director's cut of "Johnny, The Homicidal Maniac". yes, i am a nerd. i can't help it, i've loved it since, wow, MIDDLE school!  Shocked (how the years fly!)

a crappy, blurry close up of the smaller pockets and the pen pockets.
did i use a big expensive sewing machine for this? noooo! i used this little darling:

a 53 year old Feather weight! that thing is a MIRACLE! you can't believe how well it sews through thick layers! better than the Viking! oh, and that's a pincushion my sis made me. a tofu square with a look of pain on his face. why is he screaming? my sister's reasoning was, well, if YOU were a pincushion, would YOU be smiling?
my sister has an odd sense of humor...
(oh, if your wondering what's on the television, i was watching "Batman Begins" Cheesy
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i like my coffee black just like my metal ~msi (actually mr. urine, i like mine with a bit of creme and sugar...)
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008 09:11:03 PM »

hehe cute and i was wondering if that was batman Smiley i just watched it the other day

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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2008 12:09:37 AM »

the caddy looks awesome.... I am always looking to some kind of thing to hold everything, it makes it look so much more organized! And I love the pincushion too!

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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2008 01:58:04 PM »

thank you! Cheesy

i like my coffee black just like my metal ~msi (actually mr. urine, i like mine with a bit of creme and sugar...)
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008 12:40:51 AM »

Good idea, and really cute. Love JTHM book, too lol

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2008 08:56:03 PM »

What a good idea!

And you FW is so cute
i have one too, but mine is 67 years old! haha
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2009 07:02:13 AM »

I love your bed caddy idea - and I love your old Featherweight.  They don't make sewing machines like they used to - simple, but durable.

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