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The Present has landed!

So, those who know me in RL and on FB know about "the present".  I have been making my sister a birthday present for forever because a) I suck at time keeping and b) I lost the bastard magnetic bag doey uppy clippy thingy {gestures clapping hands together} - that is totally the correct term for it because the woman in the shop knew what I meant and agreed with me that it was totally the correct term.

Anyway...

What to make for a Bon Jovi fan that will actually be useful instead of just sort of sit on display...?  A bag!

There was post sent to her with scraps of fabric... close up shots on her wall... various hints... mainly inspired by this picturesherlock_holmes_finds_a_clue

Me being me, the bag is a wing it job.  Uh, "self drafted".  That is apparently the term I am meant to use.

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I actually did proper calculations and drew stuff out to make it... go me.

I then found the Smirk on Google Images and made it the right size on my screen, and then did the very technical tracing from my monitor onto pattern paper.

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The embroidery was by far the most "wing it" part.  I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, so I went with lots of very close zig zag stitch over the top of the traced image and hoped for the best.  Next time I need to remember to use tissue paper... not pattern paper... one will wash out fairly easily, the other needs picking at for hours with tweezers.

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The completed Smirk!

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Then it was just a case of putting the rest of the bag together (now that I had the magnetic bag doey uppy clippy thingy {gestures clapping hands together}), and getting it posted to arrive before Saturday.

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I managed it!!!

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Have a nice day!

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