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Fleapluckin_Flapper
11-19-2014, 06:28 AM
Super pleased at how well it turned out. It'll also work for my wood top banjo. Super strong,100% cotton....and adjustable! Will be making another one shortly.73017

Olarte
11-19-2014, 07:15 AM
Like I commented on Facebook I would love to have one of these for my eight stringer.

Is there a chance that you could make one for me. Please send me a PM thanks

Fleapluckin_Flapper
11-19-2014, 10:23 AM
sent you a PM back!

sukie
11-19-2014, 12:36 PM
Super pleased at how well it turned out. It'll also work for my wood top banjo. Super strong,100% cotton....and adjustable! Will be making another one shortly.73017

Turned out great.

Are you gonna share the pattern? :-)

Phuufme
11-19-2014, 02:17 PM
Very cool!!

Nickie
11-19-2014, 02:48 PM
love the colors, nice job!

PhilUSAFRet
11-20-2014, 02:07 AM
Great job! Doing any chili pepper straps?

Fleapluckin_Flapper
11-20-2014, 05:15 AM
Sukie, I cannot legally share the pattern....sorry bout that! Phil,are you talkin red chili peppers or is a combo ok? Would love to hear of everyone's suggestions! ;)

Olarte
11-20-2014, 06:40 AM
All Red chilli pepers would be great.

I would also love to see a Kokopelli one.

PhilUSAFRet
11-20-2014, 06:43 AM
I had a red chili pepper strap that got damaged when one of my electric ukes trashed itself inside a closed case. Looks kinda like this one:

http://www.thejsm.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=64

sukie
11-20-2014, 06:47 AM
Sukie, I cannot legally share the pattern....sorry bout that! Phil,are you talkin red chili peppers or is a combo ok? Would love to hear of everyone's suggestions! ;)

No problem.

Flamingo straps?

Fleapluckin_Flapper
11-20-2014, 07:51 AM
Looking for pepper fabric as we speak,,,, Kokopelli sounds good......I do have some route 66 fabric in stock! (black background) Going thru my fabric stash today.

PhilUSAFRet
11-21-2014, 09:49 AM
I like the red chili pepper one, but the multi colored ones are cool too.

Fleapluckin_Flapper
11-24-2014, 04:39 AM
Just picked up some red chili pepper fabric & waiting for it to arrive. Any other straps I place for sale will be in my booth on Etsy. :-)

Fleapluckin_Flapper
12-06-2014, 09:38 AM
Flamingo straps! Well now,why didn't I think of that???? I'll look into fabric. In the meantime I've sold 2 Hanukkah straps and this Route 66 one73798 is about to go into the store......

Fleapluckin_Flapper
12-29-2014, 09:58 AM
this chili pepper strap will be in the store shortly........74463

LloydAZ
12-29-2014, 11:34 AM
Can we get a link to your Etsy store, or some way to look you up. I want to make sure that if I order one it's from you.

With that said, I'd love one in a lightweight denim.

Chopped Liver
12-29-2014, 12:04 PM
Yeah, we need a link. I was just looking at uke straps today and convoed one person for more info about a strap.

Link, please!

Debby
12-29-2014, 12:13 PM
Very neat! I love handmade goods. I have considered making flat Kumihimo uke straps. I'd love the link to your etsy shop as well, please.

Fleapluckin_Flapper
01-02-2015, 07:42 AM
Link to my Bonanza Booth is here (http://www.bonanza.com/booths/mandolinbabes?item_sort_options[custom_category_id]=327187&item_sort_options[per_page]=48) Bear in mind I also have a lot of books for sale as well. Hoping what I need to finish the straps I have nearly ready arrive today. LloydAZ Lightweight denim- in blue,I take it? Very thankful for all the suggestions put out thus far. Sukie have not forgotten your request and am hunting for a small flamingo print,which has proven to be a bit of a challenge. Please everyone, bookmark the link to the store so you'll have it. :)

LloydAZ
01-02-2015, 08:43 AM
Yes, a blue denim like what you have on the ends of the straps.

Thank you for the link, I will share it with my Ukulele group as well. Oh, and I love the little hats and scarves!

LloydAZ
01-02-2015, 08:50 AM
Oh, I found some small flamingo print cotton fabric if you're interested in it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-Pink-Flamingos-Flordia-Birds-w-Tiny-Dots-on-Pink-BY-YARDS-TT-Cotton-Fabric-/141377707723

Fleapluckin_Flapper
01-02-2015, 11:22 AM
LloydAZ thank you for finding the fabric and sharing my store with your ukulele group! I was amazed at how much folks love the little hats & scarves.....an idea that had great results. :D

Fleapluckin_Flapper
01-02-2015, 11:43 AM
Suki I picked up some of that Flamingo fabric LLoyd AZ led me to and I'll start making a strap once it arrives. :)

LloydAZ
01-02-2015, 11:52 AM
Do you have the hat and scarf combo for a Tenor? I like the blue and white one which would match the denim strap. :)

You're welcome on the fabric. That seller had a bunch of different flamingo patterns, but they all looked pretty large and probably wouldn't work well for a strap. I hope Suki likes it.

Fleapluckin_Flapper
01-03-2015, 06:25 AM
LloydAZ The concert size hats & scarves will work for tenor. I know this first hand when I had a custom order and she shared measurements of the tenor headstock.....they matched my concert model! Looking around in my fabric stash to see what I have in denim. Is there a 2nd choice if I don't have denim? Perhaps a bandana print in denim blue?

LloydAZ
01-03-2015, 06:43 AM
I'm not much on prints, so if you have a light blue solid that would work. Thanks!

sukie
01-03-2015, 08:50 AM
Oh, I found some small flamingo print cotton fabric if you're interested in it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-Pink-Flamingos-Flordia-Birds-w-Tiny-Dots-on-Pink-BY-YARDS-TT-Cotton-Fabric-/141377707723

Excellent!

Fleapluckin_Flapper
01-06-2015, 12:17 PM
The chili pepper strap and the route 66 strap are now in the store! chili pepper (http://www.bonanza.com/listings/Ukulele-Mandolin-Mtn-Dulcimer-Acoustic-Instrument-Strap-Chili-Pepper-Print/227957258)
route 66 (http://www.bonanza.com/listings/Ukulele-Mandolin-Mtn-Dulcimer-Acoustic-Instrument-Strap-Route-66-Print/223913987) I'm working on more,so stay tuned!