|Project: Becca Geek-Out Fest
||[06 Jul 2007|06:35am]
I've been trying to complete this project since February, but I didn't have time to spare from school. Since graduating, I've had plenty of time on my hands, so I got to work.
It started out as a simple hair bandanna, but I didn't think that would be completely practical, so I decided to make a purse...and a few other things.
What do you do with a box that is potentially, bigger on the inside? You stuff it with...stuff!
Initially a shoe box that I kept to keep all the fabric and things for the project in one spot. It was blue, but I wanted the paper details to stick to it, so I wrapped it in craft paper. It has different references to Doctor Who, or our inside jokes.
( Box May Be Bigger on the INSIDE!Collapse )
Hinged lid jar I found at the dollar store with the Torchwood "T" made with stained-glass sticker paint - glitter leading.
( RetCon holder?Collapse )
I found him in a book, how fitting. The Key to Time: A Year-By-Year Record by Peter Haining. I traced him because I definately knew I wanted to use it. Originally for the purse, but since I lack in the drawing department, I decided to use it for something else.
( Drinkware.Collapse )
Window Stickers! Bottle caps?
I enjoyed using the sticker paint, so I made a few more stickers. I decided to make a few pins since I hadn't made those in a while. I specifically made the reading Dalek larger and backwards so that she can stick it to her car window.
( Flying your freak flag...on a window!Collapse )
The original design was to use a bandanna and stencil the TARDIS onto one side. I didn't think that Becca would get the chance to use it frequently, so I tweaked the design a bit. Pattern was improvised from a book and internet research. I wanted the bag to be able to hold at least 1 book..because I wouldn't want to take that way from my favorite librarian!
My mom did 99.9% of the sewing because
I'm scared of the sewing machine she's a more experienced sewer..and she's awesome! In the middle of sewing she said "The next time you start making one of these projects, remind me to beat you thoroughly before I start helping you." When she was done, I was rethinking the whole gift idea and wanted to keep it.
The bag is fully reversible with a button-strap closure. The stenciling and the buttons are on the same side so that the strap can close the bag on whichever side may be outwards. It has handle straps that can go on the shoulder with enough room to bend the arm at the elbow and hold the bag. (Did that make sense?) The straps are adequate length.
The funny thing about this project is that I bought the bandanna with white paint. As the design kept changing, I kept buying more fabric and materials. I only took the bandanna to the store once for the pink-purple fabric. The striped fabric I found in California in a quilting/craft store.
( Her favorite color is purple.Collapse )
( Reaction Shots..and some quotesCollapse )
I figure I've got her covered up to her next birthday. Now I just have to think of some way to top this. Ideas?
Thoughts and comments welcome!
EDIT: twilight_angel's reaction post here.