Teaandcraft of Perth, Australia, has a practical side that I appreciate. She decided recently she really needed a plastic bag holder, and that it should totally look like Jake the Dog from “Adventure Time” on Cartoon Network.
Her Jake has a 65cm long torso and, including his arms and legs, is about 118cm long in total. He is only 14cm wide though; but she can’t decide if she likes the skinny look best (because it kind of looks like he really has stretched) or if she should have made him wider.
Personally, I like the long and skinny Jake, because it looks like he’s changing size to me.
For more details on how Teaandcraft made her Jake, check out her posting here.
With the holidays over, school’s definitely back in session. Why not dress up your everyday look with a fun DIY Doctor Who Inspired Tote Bag made upcycling clothing? Elizabeth Hudec on DIY Ready has got a tutorial on making this fun bag using a tweed jacket, button down dress shirt, bow tie, and couple of belts (for the straps). And if you were feeling adventurous, you could probably take the leftover sleeve parts and make pockets for the inside! A-llonsy!
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NH822, a poster from Michigan, posted this messenger bag she made of Sweetums from “The Muppets,” in a Jim Henson-themed swap in 2012.
The eyes are Teesha Moore style patches and the strap is a result of weaving some fuzzy yarn. The eyebrow was crocheted and then sewn on, the teeth are felt cones and the nose and lip are stuffed fleece.
Sweetums is a very large, imposing and hairy Muppet ogre about nine feet tall. Despite appearing menacing, he is often depicted as friendly and harmless.
Moscow, Russia-based Lyuba and Max of Krukrustudio have created a fantastic felt Star Wars handbag that looks just like the cute astromech droid, R2-D2.
Made of fine quality wool felt and decorated with prints and embroidery, this bag is designed with attention to details. The bag is padded and keeps it’s shape well, with a removable adjustable strap, and an inner pocket.
full height: 17″
“effective” height (body height): 12″
It is available to purchase online from their studio or from their Etsy shop, for $185 plus shipping. Order yours today. Droids are standing by to take your order! Or if droids aren’t your thing, they’ve got tablet and iPad covers, even other bags, for the Whovian, Anglophile, or other type of geek in your life.
Sometimes you just need a bag that’s bigger on the inside. That’s where Jade Falcon comes in. She has posted a very detailed account of her process for creating a TARDIS shoulder bag to take with her to cons.
I loved her write-up of how she came up with the design, then modified it after a trial run before hitting a con. As a not-so-great-seamstress myself, it was fascinating to read how a pro attacks design issues to come up with a winner of a project.
Have you ever created a project, then gone back and reworked it after a test run? We’d love to hear about it in the comments section below!
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Each day, Christy Kilgore of eastern Illinois likes to bring a little sunlight in her children’s life by drawing pop culture artwork on the lunch bags they bring to school. She’s been doing this for about a year now and uses regular colored pencils, sharpies, and crayola markers to create her art. Be sure to check out the original posting, check her out on Instagram (linked above from her name), or follow her on Twitter to see more of her work.
I’m jealous…I need someone to pack a lunch for me everyday and draw on my lunch bags!