Monthly Archives: May 2010

Josephine and Ms. Jussen

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Two of the worlds coolest, CUTEST ladies came over this weekend and not only were they fantastic company and cooked some INCREDIBLE Indonesian food, they bought 2 bags!!!

Like mother like daughter they both fell in love with the Wolf bags.  And who can blame them!

Ms. Jussen was rockin’ the Wilf Wolf Shoulder bag at 88 years old, and standing VERY shy of 5’0″ the bag was almost as big as she is!  And when I went to take a picture of the two of them she began to strike a pose!  Lord I hope I am half as cool as she is when I’m 88!

THANK YOU Josephine and Ms. Jussen!

*Fun fact, I was born on Josephine’s birthday and my middle name is Josephine, she and my mother go way way back!  What an honor to be partially named after such a wonderful woman!

*****Each product is handmade from second hand clothing and fabrics and is completely one of a kind, I couldn’t duplicate any of these bags even if I wanted too! It’s my way of going green and staying in style.

As always you can e-mail me at kimB@punKyj.com or leave a comment.

And if you’d like to view my complete collection become a fan of punKy*j on facebook. Or you can follow @pjpunky on twitter.

To purchase visit my etsy store.

Thank you for stopping by and please enjoy these designs by punKyj!

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punKyj.com!!!

Good news folks!  I finally bought my own domain name last night!  So I officially own punKyj.com!

You won’t see much if you go there now just a picture with a message that I’m coming soon, that KP so lovingly posted up for me  =)  (Since I am computer illiterate he’s going to be helping me a lot while I try to learn.  But I will try my best to learn quickly!)

And along with the website I also got my very own punKyj email address.  So you can now e-mail me at kimB@punKyj.com.

Isn’t this SO EXCITING!

Well it is for me.  Can’t wait to get it up and functioning for all of you to shop, browse and click through.

Is there anything you’d like to see on the website?  Just let me know!

Get excited, I know I am =)

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I Finished my Bag! And a pocket (sold) =)

After an amazingly painful day yesterday, I was back at my sewing machine today and ironing board like a champ!

Here’s what I finished up today.  And I absolutely am IN LOVE with my brand new, VERY OWN, punKyj messenger bag, that’s fits my laptop perfectly!  (Complete with my dad’s golf shirt that I apparently was not suppose to cut…whoops…)

I also finished a pocket from my BlackJack fabric, and linen tree lining.  I love how one inside pocket is at an angle because that’s how the shirt was shaped.

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The bag is made from a shirt made by “Sanctify” which you see on the side panel.  And on the front flap is the scene of Jesus on the cross.  The back pocket on the back of the bag is from the back of the shirt and has the Bible verse Luke 23:32:  Father Forgive them for they know not what they do.  I got this shirt from my buddy Eric who never wore it because it was too small, and I knew I had to make it into a bag for myself immediately when I saw it.

The Lining is from my dad’s golf shirt as I mentioned before, but it didn’t provide enough fabric to line the whole bag and the extra I needed for the laptop divider, and the lining for the back pocket.  Luckily I found a green sheet in my house I was able to cut up.  I didn’t need very much of it but I’m glad I had it because it looks great with the yellow and maroon.

I doubled up the 1″ straps again, like I did on my “YellowJacket” Tote, because they don’t sell the gold strapping I wanted in 1 1/2″ or 2″ width, and I didn’t have it in me to do a web search for more webbing when I was only making it for myself.  And besides I really like how it looks doubled up, especially paired with the silver metal hardware.

I used the sleeves of the T-shirt for the two side panel pockets, a piece of Dad’s golf shirt for the inside pencil and phone pocket, and for the inside pocket on the laptop divider.

I did a lot of piecing together of fabric and clothes for this bag, which I have been doing a lot lately because people just don’t buy XXXL’s like they used too.  Too bad I didn’t start this business in the mid 90’s, I would’ve been overwhelmed with all the baggy clothes =)

*****Each product is handmade from second hand clothing and fabrics and is completely one of a kind, I couldn’t duplicate any of these bags even if I wanted too! It’s my way of going green and staying in style.

As always you can e-mail me at kimB@punKyj.com or leave a comment.

And if you’d like to view my complete collection become a fan of punKy*j on facebook. Or you can follow @pjpunky on twitter.

To purchase visit my etsy store.

Thank you for stopping by and please enjoy these designs by punKyj!

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Cat’s Giants Hooded and Reversible Scarves

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Cat is a huge baseball fan! And with season tickets to Giants games she wanted to rock a cool orange and black scarf to the games. I couldn’t make her a regular scarf, and I’ve always wanted to make one with a hood, so with a little convincing she jumped on board. Smart move Cat =)

So now she has a rad hooded scarf for her and a sweet hooded scarf for her boyfriend. Sports scarves for couples! This could be big!

They turned out better than I thought and I’m really excited to make more.

Onto how it was made…

I got the Giants lettering from a t-shirt I bought at the Goodwill, and bought the fleece from the fabric store, because any scarf you get at a thrift store has probably lost that soft feeling we long for when we put scarves around our necks.

I’d never made a hood before, so I made a pattern from one of my favorite sweatshirts, and honestly just had to figure out what I was doing as I went along. Then added the Giants lettering onto the edge.

I love this hooded scarf so much I might have to make one of my own =)

Thanks for stopping by! And Enjoy!

PS What’s you’re favorite team? Let me make you a hood! =)

And that beautiful male scarf model is off the market. Sorry ladies. Lucky me =)

*****As always you can e-mail me at kimB@punKyj.com or leave a comment.

And if you’d like to view my complete collection become a fan of punKy*j on facebook. Or you can follow @pjpunky on twitter.

Thank you for stopping by and please enjoy these designs by punKyj!

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The Army Family!

Just took some pictures of the whole Army clan and thought I’d share! It’s nothing you haven’t seen before but now they are all together.

The pocket, headband and larger tote bag are now sold but the Army Baby is for sale at my etsy store.

Enjoy!


*****Each product is handmade from second hand clothing and fabrics and is completely one of a kind, I couldn’t duplicate any of these bags even if I wanted too! It’s my way of going green and staying in style.

As always you can e-mail me at kimB@punKyj.com or leave a comment.

And if you’d like to view my complete collection become a fan of punKy*j on facebook. Or you can follow @pjpunky on twitter.

To purchase visit my etsy store.

Thank you for stopping by and please enjoy these designs by punKyj!

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Eric’s Custom Ecko Messenger Bag

This is my first fully customized messenger bag. Everything on this bag was taken from one mans closet, minus the laptop divider piece and front pencil pocket, which were taken from my own collection since he was only a medium, and I ran out of fabric =)

The trickiest part for this was managing the fabric well. He’s not a very big guy so my fabric was limited as well as there being NO room for error! And boy do I like making mistakes =) (I’M ONLY KIDDING!)

Since I’d never made any bags like this one before it lasted me all week and burned me out completely! But in the end he loved it, and since all of the pieces have some sort of meaning to him it makes it timeless. Which is definitely satisfying for me!

I’ll have to post a picture of him with the bag because he is a very good looking fellow and I’m sure you ladies would enjoy that 😉

NOW onto the boring info about how I made it. If you’re interested please read on!

The front flap came from Erics favorite Ecko T-shirt from high school.

The grey exterior is from a pair of his Levi slacks. The back face is from the pant leg as well as the inside front face with the pencil pocket on it.

The side panels are portions of what was left of the pants near the hem. And the side panel pocket came from a back pocket from the pants.

The interior lining was pieced together from one of his old button down dress shirts. The front side of the shirt is represented inside the front flap as you can see with the buttons that run down the middle.

The inside front lining is from the back yoke. And the bottom back of the shirt is on the bottom inside back of this messenger. And the side panels were completed with the sleeves of the shirt =)

If you’d like a custom bag like this one, please feel free to contact me!

Thanks for stopping by!

*****Each product is handmade from second hand clothing and fabrics and is completely one of a kind, I couldn’t duplicate any of these bags even if I wanted too! It’s my way of going green and staying in style.

As always you can e-mail me at kimB@punKyj.com or leave a comment.

And if you’d like to view my complete collection become a fan of punKy*j on facebook. Or you can follow @pjpunky on twitter.

To purchase visit my etsy store.

Thank you for stopping by and please enjoy these designs by punKyj!

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I got a Camera and I’m making myself a bag =)

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I’ve been wanting a new camera for a couple months now, I’m talkin one of those I-TOTALLY-KNOW-WHAT-I’M-DOING camera’s.  Where when you carry it places people look at you and your camera and assume you’re taking some awesome pictures.  Well I did some research, and asked a friend to help me do some research and he recommended the coolest camera!  So when  I went to buy it I got a completely different kind that was way more expensive…Yeah…I’m hopeless.  I know.

So naturally, after it arrived, I hopped out of bed and I had a photoshoot with myself in the bathroom.

Isn’t it kind of gorgeous!

And secondly I’ve finally taken  on making myself my very own punKyj bag!  I thought it was about time I was able to show off my stuff when I leave the house.  It’s not finished but it’s well on it’s way!  After one more trip to the fabric store and the arrival of some more hardware it’ll be ready to photograph.

Get excited!

*****Each product is handmade from second hand clothing and fabrics and is completely one of a kind, I couldn’t duplicate any of these bags even if I wanted too! It’s my way of going green and staying in style.

As always you can e-mail me at kimB@punKyj.com or leave a comment.

And if you’d like to view my complete collection become a fan of punKy*j on facebook. Or you can follow @pjpunky on twitter.

To purchase visit my etsy store.

Thank you for stopping by and please enjoy these designs by punKyj!

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