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« on: June 24, 2005 08:10:58 AM »

I crafted this drawstring backpack for a friend.  It was inspired by another post on Craftster which I can't find...

Black is her favorite song.  I rubber stamped the lyrics on a piece of muslin.  Time consuming, but easy.  I lined it with spider web fabric.  I couldn't find the cord I had to use for the straps, so I used the spider web fabric which I folded and top stitched.  I used grommets on the bag corners and just buttonholes on the top of the bag.

Here's the pics.

Front: (sideways, forgot to rotate it before I uploaded)



Whatcha think?

She adored it.  We work security staff in a concert pavillion, so we carry these kinds of backpacks with us to make sure we have supplies we need!  Now she has a very cool one to take when we work the Stones/Pearl Jam show in Oct!

« Last Edit: February 08, 2010 11:40:35 AM by rackycoo - Reason: to fix images » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2005 09:12:08 AM »

I have adored Pearl Jam since I was 12.  That bag is awesome!

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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2005 11:34:57 AM »

wow! thats nice. i really like how you did the outside of her bag. man, that mustve been hard.

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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2005 07:16:23 PM »

Pearl Jam is my favorite band ever, but I kinda wanna read what it says on it.  That would make he happy

« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2005 06:01:10 AM »


It's the Lyrics to the song Black

Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay
Were laid spread out before me as her body once did
All five horizons revolved around her soul
As the earth to the sun
Now the air I tasted and breathed has taken a turn
Ooh, and all I taught her was everything
Ooh, I know she gave me all that she wore
And now my bitter hands chafe beneath the clouds
Of what was everything?
Oh, the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything...
I take a walk outside
I'm surrounded by some kids at play
I can feel their laughter, so why do I sear
Oh, and twisted thoughts that spin round my head
I'm spinning, oh, I'm spinning
How quick the sun can, drop away
And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass
Of what was everything?
All the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything...
All the love gone bad turned my world to black
Tattooed all I see, all that I am, all I'll ever be...yeah...
Uh huh...uh huh...ooh...
I know someday you'll have a beautiful life, I know you'll be a star
In somebody else's sky, but why
Why, why can't it be, why can't it be mine

The ink is a really dark charcoal grey, the words black when they appear are black in color.  It's a nice contrast!

Thanks everyone!
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2005 08:03:25 AM »

SWEET! Now I'm very happy.  Great job on the bag.

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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2005 11:37:59 AM »

Hi! I loved your bag! And I think youve been inspired by my pillow, dont you?
Ive made some purses with this technique too...
great work!  Kiss

« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2005 09:51:37 AM »

Ah Kaka, yes you were!!  I looked all over craftster to find a link to your pillows, but couldn't find it.  I mentioned it was an inspiration project in my original post, but thank you so much for posting the link!  It was a wonderful idea!

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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2008 07:31:33 AM »

I can't see the pictures =(
But it sounds awesome! I love Pearl Jam, and that song is one of my favorites!

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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2008 01:18:16 AM »

PJ forever!

bonus points for loving the best band ever! im sure the bag is cool, (cant see pics) but any association with Pearl Jam means its uber-cool no matter what lol!

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