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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Fedora (With a Pattern) on: September 26, 2014 06:46:22 PM
Its been raining pretty much nonstop where Im at for two weeks now, and its really messing with my hair. I love to walk in the rain, but Im getting a little tired of looking like a wet dog. So I decided to make a hat, but Im tired of tight fitting hats, and I wanted something with a brim. Voila! Fedora happened.

It needs a chunky weight yarn, but I NEVER have any so I used to strands of worsted weight. Its what I always do whenever I dont have chunky. I chose black and gray because theyre the two things most prominent in my wardrobe.

So here we go!



Fashionably Fabulous Fedora

Hook: J
Yarn: chunky 10 strand, or two 4 strands.

Abbreviations:
Sc = Single crochet
Sp = space
Ch = chains

PATTERN:
Rd1: ch2, 10 sc in the 1st ch. Join in beginning stitch. -10 stitches
Rd2: ch1, 2sc in next stitch, 2sc in each stitch around. -20stitches
Rd3: ch1, 2sc in first stitch, *single sc in next stitch, 2sc in next stitch,* repeat from * to * around. -30 stitches
Rd4: ch1, 2sc in first stitch, *single sc in next two stitches, 2sc in next stitch,* repeat from * to * around. -40 stitches
Rd5: ch1, 2sc in first stitch, *single sc in next three stitches, 2sc in next stitch,* repeat from * to * around. -50 stitches
Rd6: ch1, sc in each stitch around. -50 stitches
Rd7: ch1, 2sc in first stitch, *single sc in next four stitches, 2sc in next stitch,* repeat from * to * around. -60 stitches
Rd8: ch1, sc in each stitch around. -60 stitches
Rd9: ch1, 2sc in first stitch, *single sc in next five stitches, 2sc in next stitch,* repeat from * to * around. -70 stitches
Rd10: ch1, sc in each stitch around. -70 stitches
Rd 11: ch1, 2sc in first stitch, *single sc in next six stitches, 2sc in next stitch,* repeat from * to * around. -80 stitches
Rd 12: ch1, sc in each stitch around. -80 stitches
Rd 13: ch1, 2sc in first stitch, *single sc in next seven stitches, 2sc in next stitch,* repeat from * to * around. -90 stitches
Rd 14: ch1, sc in each stitch around. -90 stitches
Rd 15 25 (add more here for a longer hat) : ch1, sc in each stitch around. -90 stitches

Now we can have some fun. You can make a different color band, or just go straight into the brim.

For the band:
Rd 26: (if you want a different color join here) ch2, dc in back loop only, in each stitch around. -90 stitches

(If you want a thicker color band, do another row, but do it through both loops.)

For the brim:
Rd 27: ch1, in back loops only,  sc in next three stitches, 2sc in next stitch, *sc in next four stitches, 2sc in next stitch,* repeat * to * around. -108 stitches
Rd 28-29: ch1, sc in each stitch around. -108 stitches
Rd 30: ch1, sc in next four stitches, 2sc in next stitch, *sc in next five stitches, 2sc in next stitch,* repeat * to * around. -126 stitches
Rd 31-34: ch1, sc in each stitch around. -126 stitches
Rd 35: ch1, sc in next five stitches, 2sc in next stitch, *sc in next six stitches, 2sc in next stitch* repeat * to * around. -144 stitches
Rd 36: ch1, sc in each stitch around. -144 stitches.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Now, fold the back brim up, and push down the top of the hat. Pinch it at the front and wear you new, fabulous fedora!

2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Bookmark Swap 6 Gallery on: September 10, 2014 09:26:28 AM



Bookmark Round 6 Gallery! Post your lovelies here Smiley

Partners:

Group 1
-elder flower
-blupaisain
-Acadian Driftwood

Group 2
-zigg13pra
-august bell
-Zalphinina

Group 3
-savvysister
-i Sew Cute
-what the puck

Group 4
-pioneer9
-noodle bug
-toralune

Group 5
-chameleon hound
-jenleahlynn
-wizards pupil

Eclectic Dreamer <->Wizards Pupil

Sent
Sending late with communication
Received
Sent and Received
PM Organizer immediately
Feedback given
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Bookmark Swap Rd. 6 S-U 8/22 -8/30 SO 9/15 on: August 22, 2014 06:06:55 AM
Hey everyone!



Gallery

Swap name: Bookmark swap Rd 6

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Wizards_Pupil
Sign-up date range: August 22nd- August 30th
Date to send item by: September 15th.

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? The Craftster swap age requirement

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now:2nd one
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES



Details of swap:

In this swap, participants will have two options.
#1.To sign up to swap with a single partner.   (Send and receive 1 bookmark.).
#2.To sign up to swap in a group of 3. (Send and receive 2 bookmarks.).

Love reading? Hate folding corners, losing your place? Always using the nearest slip of paper to hold your spot? Then this swap is for you! Open for all book lovers to finally get something to hold their positions in the books they're enjoying.

This swap is open to people in every country, and is a great way to try out swapping internationally, without a lot of cost.  To those of you who automatically say you do not wish to ship to a country outside your own, please consider it on this one!!! You will only be mailing an envelope and the costs would be much less than in a traditional swap.  Think about how much fun it will be to get international mail!  And think about how sad you would be as an international crafter, if no one ever wanted to swap with you!  Also remember that you would NOT receive ALL international swappers.

It is A LOT cheaper to ship international on a bookmark swap. You're only shipping envelopes, so even three will be under $5.

For a wonderful swap experience, communication is always the key.  Please keep in touch with your partners and organizer.  If you are accepted into the swap, I will PM you, and add you to the participant list.  Once partners have been assigned, you may craft your bookmarks and send as early as you wish.  All swaps on Craftster, requires the use of tracking, but this is not possible when sending letters or sending internationally.  Since you can't get tracking for these, feedback will be based on if your partner received or not. 

For US based crafters If your bookmark is not received after two weeks, you will need to re-craft and send another one to avoid negative feedback.

 For International and US/International crafters If your bookmark is not received after three weeks, you will need to re-craft and send another one to avoid negative feedback.

If you don't think you'll be able to make and send more bookmarks if your items are lost in the mail, please think about doing option #1.  As soon as you ship, YOU MUST PM YOUR organizer and your partner to tell them.  Please label your PM "SENT: Bookmark Swap - Rd 6".  When you receive, you MUST PM your partner and organizer again, please label this one "Received: Bookmark Swap - Rd 6".
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Extras may be sent between partners but BOTH MUST AGREE TO THIS!! No one wants to feel bad for getting a boatload of extras but not sending any

IN ADDITION:
- You must post in this thread at least once a week.
- You must post in this thread before you can join the swap.
- All announcements will be made here so please bookmark this page
- Please try to create a package that you are proud of and you think your partner will enjoy receiving – do some research!
- Remember to take pictures, just in case your partner is unable to.
- Keep your receipts
- Make sure you PM the organizer and your partner when you send and receive
- PM organizer with any other problems right away!


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap: Bookmark Swap - Round 6
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval: (YES/NO)

Would you like to have 1 partner (make/receive 1 bookmark), or, be in a group of 3 (make/receive 2 bookmarks)?

What is your favorite book?
What is your favorite author or series? 
What is your favorite genre of books?  (mystery, historical fiction, romance, etc.)
What are some of your other hobbies and interests?
What are your favorite colors, themes, or motifs? (blue, nature, trees, etc.)
What themes would you not like to receive?

What kind of bookmarks do you like to make?
What kind of bookmarks do you like? (ie: paper, thong, stretchy...) 
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any pets?
Do you smoke?
Do you have special requests?

Are you interested in crafting extras (you must agree to any more crafting with your partner)?
Do you have a pinterest or website that you would like to show your partner? Please list the links here:
Is there anything else you would like your partner or the organizer to know?


******************************************************



Please send questionnaires to Wizards_Pupil with 'Bookmark swap rd 6 questionnaire' in the title.

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.



Swappers

1. Wizards_Pupil
2. AugustBell
3. Zalphinian
4. Acadian Driftwood
5. blupaisan
6. zigg13pra
7. elderflower
8. pioneer9
9. noodle-bug
10. Eclectic Dreamer
11. whatthepuck
12. I Sew Cute
13. ChameleonHound
14. jenleahlynn
15. Toralune


Partners:

Group 1
-elder flower
-blupaisain
-Acadian Driftwood

Group 2
-zigg13pra
-august bell
-Zalphinina

Group 3
-savvysister
-i Sew Cute
-what the puck

Group 4
-pioneer9
-noodle bug
-toralune

Group 5
-chameleon hound
-jenleahlynn
-wizards pupil

Eclectic Dreamer <->Wizards Pupil

Sent
Sending late with communication
Received
Sent and Received
PM Organizer immediately
Feedback given
4  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / FOUND -- Middle Earth Swap 1 Angel needed on: August 12, 2014 01:25:00 PM
Swap Name: Middle Earth Swap
Original Thread link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433786.0
Gallery thread link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434483.0
1 Flaker


You will send a 4 Point package.  You will be required to craft at least one large or one medium item. The point scale is: Large=3, Medium=2, Small=1. If you make a large item, you need a small to go with it to reach the four points. If you make a medium, you need another medium, or two smalls to go with it.

It's any art goes swap. You can use any medium you like to craft for this swap. Painting/drawing, amigurumi/stuffies, quilts, embroidery, mixed media, ATC collage, jewelry design, Scrap booking, knit/crochet etc. Just make sure it fits your partner's taste.


You will have 2 weeks from acceptance to finish the package(s) and get them mailed.  Please PM me if you're interested.


Who you will angel for:

calixita


Thank you!!!!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Narnia Swap on: July 14, 2014 06:50:46 AM


Hey everyone! Is anyone interested in doing a Narnia swap? During my time on Crafster, I've never actually seen one. I love C.S. Lewis and all the stories/movies that take place in Narnia. My question is if anyone would be interested in joining a Swap on it? Any movie or book involving Narnia would be acceptable.

I would think a 4 point swap (Which means a swap with any of the following combinations: one medium two smalls, two mediums, one large and one small.) Though I'm open to anything! Would anyone be interested?

Happy crafting!
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Middle Earth Map Hoop on: July 14, 2014 06:36:11 AM
I adore Tolkien, and all things Middle Earth. One of my favorite things in the world of Middle Earth are the maps. I adore maps in general, but I really love the ones Tolkien made.

So, for the Tolkien swap, I made my partner a map of the Shire.



Here are a few detail shots



I made the trees out of very loose french knots, because I am not very good at circles. They usually look bizarre.



It was a lot of fun. I'm thinking of making a grid of hoops for another map. Maybe even one of Narnia.
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Middle Earth Swap Gallery on: July 09, 2014 12:30:00 PM




Middle Earth Swap Gallery!

Original thread

Welcome to the gallery for the Middle Earth Swap. Post all your awesome goodies here.


Partners:

Sylvan <->NathanielM93
spikefan <-> trisarose
chase_acow <-> ErinGoCraft
calixita <-> WeeFreeRhie
Audania1 <->arwenjade
mrraawwr <->Samsara
My_RubySlippers <-> Wizards_Pupil
Rae-mazing <-> Averia
Anarchy Cupcakes <-> 3200Runner

Sent
Sending late with communication
Received
Sent and Received
PM Organizer immediately
Feedback given
8  COOKING / Dessert / Apple Pie on: June 26, 2014 10:32:02 AM
I love apple pie, but I hate mushy apple pie. That started me on a long quest to find the best apples for pie and I tried a large variation of failed pies. Finally, I found an excellent mix. This, to me, makes the perfect texture for a pie. Fuji and Braeburns aren't too sweet and they don't turn grainy when baked.


(sadly I don't have a picture of a slice. My housemates descended on it before I could get one.)

Cook time
35 mins
Serves:
8 (or so)
Oven temp:
425 f. (Preheat the oven!)
 
Ingredients
1 package pie crust, or 1 pie crust recipe. You'll need enough for two crusts.
2-3 Fuji apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2-3 Braeburn apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
3 tbsp lemon juice
⅓ cup sugar
⅓ cup brown sugar
⅓ cup flour
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tbsp butter
1 egg + 2 tbsp water, whisked together (this will be an egg wash for the top crust)


Roll out on pie crust and press it into a greased pie dish. Allow any excess to hang over, you'll need it later. Stick it in the fridge to chill for a bit while you work on everything else.
Now, in a large bowl (because you're going to need to get in and mix a lot of things and will want some room to groove) toss your apples slices with lemon juice. It adds a little flavor and makes certain that they don't go all brown.

Add your sugars, flour, and spices to the bowl with your apples. You can 'toss' to coat, but I find it easier to just go at it with my hands. Once everything is fairly well mixed pour it into your chilled pie crust.
Cut your butter into small cubes and sprinkle it over the apple filling. Set that aside and roll out your remaining crust.

This is where you can have fun. You can go with the lattice work like I did, or do something completely different. Whether that's cutting slits through the crust so it looks like the center of an apple, or anything else. Have fun with it Smiley If it messes up just roll it back out and try again.

If you do the lattice like me, you'll want a pizza cutter and something to help you cut straight. I keep mine about an inch wide, and 3/4 in apart. you'll want to lay down a layer of strips all in one direction, and seal them ONLY ON ONE SIDE!!! Then start laying another series of strips perpendicular to the first layer of strips. You'll want to weave those strips under, and over the other one. Alternate with the next strip to make the lattice effect.

For example: Row one started under, and then went over. Row two would start over and then go under.

Once you're done, press the ends to the pie crust to seal the layers together. Trim anything that is still hanging around and crimp those edges together.

Brush the top with your egg wash and, if you have one, put a pie crust shield on it. I don't have one so I just pop it in the oven.  To bake for 30-35 minutes, or until top is golden brown and juices are bubbling.

Let it cool for another 30 minutes and then serve. I like it best with ice cream, but my sister adores whip cream with it.

Enjoy!
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Alice In Wonderland Hoop on: June 13, 2014 06:05:50 PM


I adore Alice in Wonderland, and this is one of my favorite quotes. I based it off a beautiful image that's on my pinterest.

Here are a few detail shots of it.







Thanks for looking!
10  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Middle Earth Swap Sign-ups 6/1 6/11 SO 7/18 on: June 01, 2014 10:17:04 AM



Swap Gallery

Swap name: Middle Earth Swap

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Wizards_Pupil
Sign-up date range: June 1st- June 11th
Date to send item by: July 18th

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? The Craftster swap age requirement

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now:2nd one
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES



Details of swap:

All Tolkien and Middle Earth fans are welcome for this swap!

Love the world of Middle Earth? (Be it books or films) Can't get enough of it? Do words like Gondor, wizards, hobbits, and Silmaril get you excited? Then this swap is for you! Open for all books and films portraying the wonderful world that Tolkien created.

This will be a 4 POINT swap! You will be required to craft at least ONE LARGE or ONE MEDIUM item. The point scale is: Large=3, Medium=2, Small=1. If you make a large item, you need a small to go with it to reach the four points. If you make a medium, you need another medium, or two smalls to go with it.

THIS IS AN "ANY ART GOES" SWAP!! You can use any medium you like to craft for this swap. Painting/drawing, amigurumi/stuffies, quilts, embroidery, mixed media, ATC collage, jewelry design, Scrap booking, knit/crochet etc. Just make sure it fits your partner's taste.

Extras may be sent between partners but BOTH MUST AGREE TO THIS!! No one wants to feel bad for getting a boatload of extras but not sending any

IN ADDITION:
- You must post in this thread at least once a week.
- You must post in this thread before you can join the swap.
- All announcements will be made here so please bookmark this page
- Please try to create a package that you are proud of and you think your partner will enjoy receiving do some research!
- Remember to take pictures, just in case your partner is unable to.
- Keep your receipts and tracking numbers
- Make sure you PM the organizer and your partner when you send and receive
- PM organizer with any other problems right away!


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap: Middle Earth  Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Do you or anyone in your home smoke?
Do you have pets?
Are you allergic to anything?

Favorite Film:
Favorite Elf:
Favorite Hobbit:
Favorite Dwarf:
Favorite Human:
Favorite other creature:
Favorite Book:
Favorite Realm:
Favorite language:
Which side are you on? Good or Evil:
What race would you be:
Favorite quotes:
Characters you dislike:
What books have you read or films have you seen?

Anything you'd especially like to receive?
Anything you really DON'T want to receive?
What crafts can you do? (i.e. sewing, knitting)
What crafts do you admire? (i.e. sewing, knitting)
Favorite colors:
Colors you dislike:
What Tolkien related things do you already have?

What is your... (list only what you would like to receive)
shirt/tee size?
shoe size?
preferred bracelet length?
preferred necklace length?
preferred bag/tote/purse size? (small, medium, large)

Are you interested in crafting extras (you must agree to any more crafting with your partner)?
Do you have a pinterest or website that you would like to show your partner? Please list the links here:
Is there anything else you would like your partner or the organizer to know?


******************************************************



Please send questionnaires to Wizards_Pupil with 'Tolkien swap questionnaire' in the title.

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.



Swappers
Elf, Hobbit, Dwarf, Dragon, Human, Wizard, Ent

1. Wizards_Pupil
2. mrraawwr
3. NathanielM93
4. ErinGoCraft
5. Averia
6. Samsara
7. Rae-mazing
8. chase_acow
9. trisarose
10. My_Ruby_Slippers
11. WeeFreeRhie
12. Sylvan
13. Audania1
14. calixita
15. spikefan
16. Arwenjade
17. AnarchyCupcakes
18. 3200Runner



Partners:


Sylvan <->NathanielM93
spikefan <-> trisarose
chase_acow <-> ErinGoCraft
calixita <-> WeeFreeRhie
Audania1 <->arwenjade
mrraawwr <->Samsara
My_RubySlippers <-> Wizards_Pupil
Rae-mazing <-> Averia
Anarchy Cupcakes <-> 3200Runner

Sent
Sending late with communication
Received
Sent and Received
PM Organizer immediately
Feedback given
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