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Erica
NC
A fiber artist, graphic designer, wife and mom
Interests: sewing, cooking, fitness, movies, thrift stores, recycling, art collecting
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Here is a doggie bed I made for Nyah's dog Chyna from some stuff I got from scrap exchange and fabric and a pillow I had at home. I painted it with some paint samples that were on clearance for $1. I got the idea to make it from this blog. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at the elk blog
Hi, My name is Erica. I made the bag above. I used to sell my bags at the Durham Craft Market. I'm teaching a class on how to make them at the Scrap exchange this November. www.ericalking.com
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2010 on plastic bag at Sew Liberated
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Jun 13, 2010
Kimberley and I are going to have craft classes this summer June 7-12 at SeeSaw Studio. We are calling our collaborative efforts Something Handmade we are offering eight different classes, 5 evening classes and three Saturday classes. Photos of some of the projects are below. Felt Flower Purse - Use an original pattern to make these cute bags. Fabric Post Cards - Use a pattern or make your own design on a fabulous post card you can actually mail!! Mini Applique Quilt - create an original mini quilt using fabric scraps, trim and beads. Applique Pillow - Make a whimsical... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2010 at the elk blog
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Here are some little felt hears pins I'm making for Valentines Day. Bitter Sweet Valentines Art Sale at Goldenbelt 12-4 tomorrow!! Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2010 at the elk blog
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I thought I would share a project that I did today. I made a quick board envelope a sewing pattern for a sewing pattern I sold on Etsy at ELKbags. I made mine with a recycled cookie box with the brown side on the outside. If you make your envelope with the printed side out they make cute envelopes for storage or for gifts. I save most our boxes at home for crafts. When we finish a box of cereal or cookies we open the top and the bottom of the box flatten it and stack it them on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2010 at the elk blog
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I'm working on some Valentines Day themed stuff for Goldenbelt Artist Studios, February 6th Bitter Sweet Valentines Art Sale 11-4pm. I'm sure there will a bag or two and may be some cards. I hope to have some photos to post later this week. I started making some graphics for what I'm not sure. Here is one graphic I made tonight. I altered a graphic I found to make the heart shape in the graphic above. Here is the heart graphic below. I'm sharing it with you, maybe you can use it to make a cool Valentines Day craft. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2010 at the elk blog
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I've seen boots and shoes in thrift stores and wondered how to use them to make a bag. Cool huh? Check out the article where I saw the boot bag, 14 Unusual and Creative handbags. Carrying the gun bag could be a little risky it you ask me. Today I checked out Netflix to find another interesting movie, I found A Man Named Pearl. It's a documentary about an African American man who taught himself the art of creating topiary after being accused by his white neighbors of not keeping his yard up. He became the first black person to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2010 at the elk blog
Thanks!! I married for love and get to create . . . I hit the jackpot!
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2010 on Wool and Leather Bag - Asymetrical at the elk blog
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Jan 7, 2010
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Here is a bag I made last night. I used a cool belt I got yesterday at a thrift store, part of a vintage wool and fur coat and some leather my cousin Paula gave me. Thanks!! My Inspiration was the belt and I wanted to make the bag a little different. On the front are some hand sewn pleats and a pocket from the coat. You can adjust the strap length by adjusting where the knot is tied. Here are some photos of beautiful asymetrical bags I saw on the web. Both are made by Kooba. Slammin!! Kooba Kooba Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2010 at the elk blog
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I finished this wallet yesterday. I used a adorable green dual snap Wilsons Leather change purse that a friend gave me. I cut apart half of the change purse and made one side of the wallet. The other side of the change purse was turned at an angle and reattached to the first half. I used two upholstry samples from the Scrap Exchange. It took me a few hours to complete it. I put on little leather loops so that I could attach a strap later since it does not fit in my jacket pocket. I treated myself to a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2009 at the elk blog
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