Friday, June 19, 2009

Picture Editiing

I finally found a picture editing program that I didn't even know I had. Apparently the version of Microsoft Office that we have has a VERY basic editing program. That's all I need really. So here are the promised pictures from the last post!

As I was looking at the pictures of my messy crafting, I realized that most of you may not agree with my assessment of "messy" for my craft area. I felt very messy that day, I can assure you. So you can laugh if you want, but this is my messy sewing station from the last post:

My pictures of the bag liner didn't turn out as well as I wanted, but here is a pic of the badass skull pockets:

I haven't finished sewing the liner into the bag yet, but it is pinned into place. I am going to have to force myself to do it before I start on my Starling Handbag. I, among many other people, am super stoked about futuregirl's first crochet pattern! Her handbags rock and I can't wait to make my own! :D

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Messy Crafting

As you will see in the following pictures, I am (apparently) a messy crafter. I was *in*the*zone* today with my bag liner, so maybe it was just the frenzy I was in - I don't think I am ususally that bad.

I started that liner a few weeks ago on a super-productive day, but I still needed to add the pockets because, what purse is cool without inside pockets? I mean, really...

So, today was a challenge because I was not thinking when I sewed the liner into the bag shape that it would be w-a-a-a-y easier to add the pockets beforehand. Ugh. Still, I triumphed, especially for the first one I've ever made! Not only did I add two kick-ass skull and crossbones pockets, but I added a zippered pocket on the other side and a heavy-duty interfaced bottom - all after I'd sewn the sides of the bag together! I'm pretty impressed with myself because it was tricky to do it this way. I have definitely learned to do the pockets first for next time, though. I hope you can see enough from my shoddy pics... I'll post better ones when I finish the bag! Hooray!

** ( I forgot, we are currently without a photo editing program, so the pics are on the way...) **