Sad news on the sewing front: I told a friend that he can move in for a few months and take over the third room... whiiiiiiich has my "new" sewing machine. Unless I can figure something out, it might have to go to the attic and my sewing desires will be put off.
Those are totally amazing Konstantine, and I am pretty sure most of the GFTers will agree that fanny packs can be pretty rad!! I bought a fanny pack/pocket belt thing in Asheville during Moog (CKS and Abra were there!) and I CANNOT wait to use it. It's a style along the lines of your first link, but less hip and more hippie (cloth, flowered...)