Friday, August 19, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

GCC Concealed Carry Purse- My Designing Adventure

I am so excited to share with you my newest sewing adventure of designing my very own concealed carry purse.  I made an attempt a while back, but it was too huge.  Funny enough, this one turns out to be too small!  LOL

In the past I have taken someone else's purse design and converted it into a gun bag.  I often feel guilty hacking their purses like this, especially when some say I do not have to acknowledge them.  So, I decided it was time to design my own to sell in my Etsy shop and at www.ginasconcealedcarry.com

Gina's Concealed Carry Purse-Designing Adventure


I have to admit, I would love to just design purses full time.  I love the creative part of it.  I'm always drawing in my little sketch book trying to design the perfect one-of-a-kind purse that no one else has ever seen before. (right-lol) I soon realized, early on, that I just did not have enough "know-how" to design my own purse.  There are so many different techniques to learn when it comes to making purses.  The reason I was finally able to make this purse on my own, was because I had finally made enough "different" purses and learned enough techniques, that I finally had enough of the puzzle to put a decent purse together on my own.

Gina's Concealed Carry Purse-Designing Adventure

I often look at purses all over the internet for inspiration.  I saw a little purse online that had a slanted pocket with a zip.  It went all the way across, but I thought I would add a pocket for some more accessories.  My customers have been asking for a smaller concealed carry purse, so I was trying to come up with something to fit their needs.  This purse measures 9"W x 8.5"H. 

Gina's Concealed Carry Purse-Designing Adventure

As soon as I finished this purse I measured the gun pocket and it only had room for a gun about 5.75" in length.  It would fit the small guns, but most of my customers have a gun that measures 6" at least.  I decided that I needed to try again and make the pocket at least 7" in height.  I was not too sad because that meant I had a new cute purse! 

I did learn a few new techniques in making this purse.  Would you believe I had never made a purse with a top zipper closure as pictured above.  All the patterns I use usually have a recessed zipper, which I love.  Another new things was putting in those strap loops.  They would have been fine if I did not have to work around the gun pocket, but I just could not squeeze them in there very well with the measurements I was using.  Well, it is not like I thought I would get this bag perfect the first time.  (uh..yes I did-lol) 

I made this purse 2 more times and finally came up with what I think is cute gun purse!  It is a little bigger and I changed a few things, but I am very happy with my new GCC "Casual Crossbody".  If you want to see my new purse you can go to my facebook page to check it out!  I'd love for you to hop on over and comment and join my community over there.  ;)


 Thanks for stopping by!





Sunday, June 26, 2016

GCC's Parade of Purses- 22 Concealed Carry Purses Sewn in 26 Days

If you are a regular reader of Gina's Craft Corner, you know that I sell concealed carry purses on Etsy. Well, on May 30th, I set a goal of sewing up 39 purses and 8 wallets by July 4th.  However, with only 8 days left until the 4th, I don't think I am going to make it.  I've been showcasing these purses on my facebook page so my customers can follow along and keep track of my progress.  Since I am over half-way to my goal, I thought I would compile the photos here on my blog, because honestly, it has been a blur to me!

Here is what 26 days of late nights and little sleep has produced.

Purse #1 & 2


Purse #3



Purse 4



Purse #5



Wallet redo (my giraffes were upside down).





Purse #6



Purse #7 & 8



Purse #9



Purse #10



Purse #11



Purse #12



Purse 13 & 14



Purse #15



Purse #16



Purse #17




 Purse #18



 I made 4 more purses that I did not take pictures of, so that leaves me 17 to go.

If you are interested in concealed carry purses or know someone who is, please visit my Etsy shop, GCCginascraftcorner, or my store web page, www.ginasconcealedcarry.com for more information. My store will remain closed until the end of July so that I can finish up orders, and possibly introduce a new concealed carry tote.  If you would like to know when I reopen, you can easily sign up for my newsletter on my website.

Want to see what the next 17 purses look like?  Follow along on my facebook page, Gina's Craft Corner, and let me know your favorites.

Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!

Gina

GCC Links
*Etsy Shop
*GCC-Gina's Concealed Carry store and blog
*Facebook

Friday, June 10, 2016

Pinbellish #41


Welcome to Pinbellish #41!

A Pinning Celebration

 

Pin Trivia 



A rolling pin is a simple tool used to flatten dough.

Over the centuries, rolling pins have been made of many different materials, including long cylinders of baked clay, smooth branches with the bark removed, and glass bottles. As the development of breads and pastries spread from Southern to Western and Northern Europe, wood from local forests was cut and finished for use as rolling pins. The French perfected the solid hardwood pin with tapered ends to roll pastry that is thick in the middle; its weight makes rolling easier. The French also use marble rolling pins for buttery dough worked on a marble slab.

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  1. Link to your pinterest pin (not your blog - only links to pins get featured)
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Falling Blossoms Scarf
vintage dresser
Baba Ghanoush Hummus
Crossover Flounce Dress

 knitted slippers
polka dots using a mason jar ring
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Friday, June 3, 2016

Pinbellish #40


Welcome to Pinbellish #40!

A Pinning Celebration

 

Pin Trivia 


A belaying pin is a solid metal or wooden device used on traditionally rigged sailing vessels to secure lines of running rigging. Largely replaced on most modern vessels by cleats, they are still used, particularly on square rigged ships.

A belaying pin is composed of a round handle and cylindrical shaft. The shaft is inserted into a hole in various strategically located wooden pinrails (lining the inside of the bulwarks, surrounding the base of masts, or free-standing, called fife rails) up to the base of the handle. A line is then led under and behind the base of the pin then round the top in a Figure-8 pattern till at least four turns are complete.

Excess line is coiled and stored neatly by taking a bight from the upper part of the final strand, looping it over and round beneath the coil, then twisting it once or more before slipping the twisted end over the top of the belaying pin to secure the coil in place.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belaying_pin



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  1. Link to your pinterest pin (not your blog - only links to pins get featured)
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  2. Add up to 7 pins old or new (one for each day of the week!)
  3. Repin 2 pins for every link you add
  4. Follow your hosts on your favourite social media platform
At Pinbellish Pin Party please repin pins in Pinterest to promote Pinterest prioritising your pins to purfylle your Pinterest pinning pleasure. 

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Falling Blossoms Scarf
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Baba Ghanoush Hummus
Crossover Flounce Dress
Frame Transformation
Denim Jeans Drawstring Bag ~ Tutorial
How To Make a Knock-Off CB2-Inspired Modern Flower Pot -

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 knitted slippers
polka dots using a mason jar ring



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