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Gingerbreadman tote, Snowman tote, Leaf Pattern Pocket Purse and Vintage-like Hawaiian Print Purse

Whoo hoo! PHOTOS!!

I’ve been on a roll to get so many photos resized and loaded! I’ve got more DONE!!! I even managed to figure out how to add a page to my FaceBook profile. See the little button there on the right? You can become a fan of my page! I’m catching up to the tech world at a slooooowww crawl.  lol

I’ve been so busy sewing, hand embroider-ing, and creating patterns that I haven’t given myself enough time to actual sit at the computer and share any of it..so NOW is the time. (I actually have TONS of finished creations that haven’t even had an appointment with the camera yet!…as soon as I get this daunting batch up to date, then I can put on my photographer’s beret!)

Of course, I can only show you the items that are NOT gifts, so far. After Christmas, I can upload all the GIFT photos…[some gift recipients are rather sneaky…and would peek here to find out what they are getting!  😉  ]

And now, without further ado…

This is the ‘project tote’ size that I am developing a pattern for. It will be available soon. 🙂

This snowman bag is a great purse size tote. I’m also writing up a pattern for this size with the directions for the variations of the interior.

This one was really fun to do up! It’s a variation of the notes I’ve kept for the snowman bag…This one creates a different ‘feel’ with the 4 blocks for the front and back, as well as the metal rings added on the straps.

I love this pocket purse. It is from a  pattern that I bought.  🙂

Check back soon for other new photo uploads. I still have sewing and embroidery to add to the mix!

Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun! –
smiles,
alicia in Hawaii
See my ArtFire Studio! http://Curiosities808.artfire.com

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Christmas Candy Canes and Snowman Winter Totes, Project Bags and Purses

Creations of items and … a Pattern!

I’ve been busy creating some fantastic fun items! I have been cutting and sewing all kinds of fabric and this is what I have so far to post about.

The first 2 bags are great practical sized totes. I’ve done up several trials of sizes and proportions of this overall style and I absolutely love the combinations of this ‘model’.

I’ve loaded them with knitting supplies as project totes to show how they work wonderfully for projects.

Here’s a peek.

I’m working on cutting and sewing up a few more of this size and construction. While I construct them I will be creating a pattern or photo tutorial for it. Think a pattern would be a good idea?

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This next on is my most favorite for a purse or bag. I love the size and the handy pockets key fob! It’s a little taller and more ‘square’ than the first two. I can get a LOT into this bag.

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I’ve added a button on the right linking to my ArtFire Studio. My creations that I blog about are items that I have a LOT of fun making.  Some of them end up in my Studio. 🙂

Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun! –
smiles,
alicia in Hawaii
See my ArtFire Studio! http://Curiosities808.artfire.com

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Halloween Tote Bags-Purses

Sewing. Fabric. Fun.

hall grn cameo

hall grn overall 2

hall grn int 2

This is what happens when I am left alone with some fun Holiday fabric, a sketch pad and some ideas!

I sketched out a few designs for some Roomy, Sturdy, Comfortable purses/totes.  I created these…from scratch!

hall blk cameo

hall blk overall 2

hall blk int overall

They are made from cotton fabric, lined with heavy duty canvas. They have interior pockets…large for all kinds of goodies and small for the cell phone that everyone has to fish out of the bag every time it rings or buzzes. AND …they have a loooonnnngggg tab/strap equipped with a key ring and clip to hold…yes, those keys that somehow always fall to the bottom of the bag! Overall size, 11x11x5!

What do you think?

Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun! –
smiles,
alicia in Hawaii
See my ArtFire Studio! http://Curiosities808.artfire.com

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Mystery Project-“Blue”

Blue

blue-portrait

A pile of plush Bright Blue Fur

blue1

What could this BECOME?

blue2blue3

added to some bright pink… Fun!

Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun!

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Embroidery Project – Snail Wallet with Vintage Snail Embroidery

The Matching Wallet!

This little wallet is made from a Lazy Girl Designs pattern, Wonder Wallet.

We took the same fabric from the lining of the Snail Purse and used it as one of the top pockets and accent piece for the little matching wallet. The wild stripe really went well with all the colors and makes the wallet a little fun and crazy! Notice the velcro closure. It’s Fabric Fushion Velcro. It IRONS-on. No sewing. NO. NOPE. NO. No sewing velcro…whoo hoo!

[“Shop Day” snail was made the same way as all the other Snail Portraits. She’s just a little smaller.] Here’s little “Shop Day” snail appropriately placed on the wallet for shopping. I altered her design. The original has her shopping for vegetables and milk. I just couldn’t find a lot of FUN in shopping for vegies or milk…so I have her shopping…where else? At the Local Yarn/Needlecraft Store! Can you see what she is browsing through?

The snail patch is very, very little. It’s only 1.5″ x 2″. Here you can see, the wallet just fits in my hand. According to Lazy Girl Designs, you can stuff this puppy of a wallet pretty full…I’m sure going to try!

While finishing the wallet, a cute little bright pink flower button was added to the short handle strap of the finished Snail Purse.

Now all the pink ties all the elements together…and the Snails are a full “Days of the Week” pattern with 7 complete portraits.

How does the “Shop Day” wallet fit with the little Snail Purse? Well…let’s look!

Here is the bottom of the Snail Purse…see the little wallet down there? You can see the reflection off the plexi glass bottom and guess that there is actually a lot of room down there for more stuff!

Here’s proof. My hand is down there with my hand under the wallet. You can put a LOT of stuff in this purse!

And…here is the Snail Purse, wallet snug inside, handles all ready to go on an adventure!

Try a wallet! The Lazy Girl Wonder Wallet pattern is EASY PEASY. Really. It really is. All the parts can be cut with a rotary cutter and the directions are beautifully clear with illustrations and clear, precise instructions. Best of all, the wallet can be made from wonderful scraps! I can see all types of embroidery projects adorning this little wallet. You’ve got a flap, a back, pockets to embellish…oh, and crazy quilters…can you SEE it?! This little guy is a quick little, affordable gift for anyone of any age!

Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun!

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Pattern Finds – Inspiration for Embroidery Ideas-Purses

After all the posting about a reversible purse/bag, (See July posts), maybe we could suggest a few more cute little bags that are similarly sewn. 😉

Think of these as a great canvases to showcase your wonderful Embroidery Ideas!

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While posting about the Snail Purse creation, I received email saying this next bag is very similar in pattern and construction to my Snail Purse. It is found at Martha Stewart’s site:

Reversible Purse (Click Here) full link listed below-

http://www.marthastewart.com/article/reversible-purse?autonomy_kw=purse%20pattern&rsc=header_1

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And…while roaming the Wal Mart, lo and behold! I saw this pattern:

See that little red bag? Bottom left corner?! It’s really similar to the bag pattern for the Snail Purse! 😉

Simplicity 6574 (Click Here) full link listed below-

http://www.simplicity.com/index.cfm?cat=6&type=0&sec=90&startrow=1

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Either of these two patterns can be pieced together like the Snail Purse I posted here in July. They would make great ‘homes’ for your upcoming embroidery ideas.

Do you know of other patterns? Share them here in the comments.

Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun!

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Embroidery Project – Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery, Gallery, Final

I added a plexi-glass bottom to the purse. [I cut it out on the bandsaw ;)] It keep the bottom firm and all my little ‘junk’ won’t sag into oblivion.

Here is the Gallery for the completed Snail Purse/Bag! Enjoy!

Long handle under short handle…

Doesn’t that little space there on the handle really need a decorative button?! <evil grin>

I’ve got the wallet designed. It’s the 7th “Day of Week” Snail…Shop Day. 😉

Thanks for being a fan!

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