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1  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Rnd 6 CLOSED on: August 25, 2014 07:41:10 PM

Check in question 8:
 Are you dressing up this year?  If so as what?

Probably not... I think it has been four years since I had a reason/event to dress up for.  Undecided We hosted a Halloween party that year, and I was Harry Potter.
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Summer Nerd Games: June 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014 ~Join anytime!~ on: August 22, 2014 08:16:51 PM
I cannot believe how busy this summer has been!  School starts on Monday (eek!)  Shocked.  I apologize for not commenting on all of the truly amazing work that's been submitted this season.  Before things get too busy next week, I need to get in one final project dump.

Prompt: July - Midnight Opening
Team: Multimedia
Event:
Craftology
Project Name: Up Altered Puzzle Piece
Brief Description: I made this for a Disney-themed puzzle in the recent altered puzzle swap.  Besides being a wonderful movie in its own right, Up is the first film I ever saw with DH.  Smiley
Project Picture:



Prompt: August - Battle Royale: Fire
Team: Multimedia
Event:
Craftology
Project Name: Fire Altered Puzzle Piece
Brief Description: I made this for a Four Elements-themed puzzle in the recent altered puzzle swap.
Project Picture:



(Bonus Pic - I'm deciding to compete for Fire since I like that piece better, but I also did an Air themed piece for the same puzzle)



Prompt: August Flash Mob - August is Happiness Happens Month
Team: Multimedia
Event:
Yarnology
Project Name: Crochet ball
Project Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBmqBHNLb9E&list=PL9C637493FA54B30A&index=9
Brief Description: I'm learning to crochet!  I'm taking lessons at a local yarn shop with a couple of friends.  Amigurumi has always been on my list of most admired crafts, but I always figured it would be way beyond my ability and take forever to learn.  However, so far I am completely in love with it, and I feel like I am progressing pretty quickly.  I found this tutorial video and used it to start teaching myself how to crochet in the round.
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Prompt: August - Taste the Rainbow
Team: Multimedia
Event:
Yarnology
Project Name: Crochet Practice #1
Brief Description: I crafted this, uh... decorative pot holder?... as a homework assignment for my crochet class.  Although the lighting is awful in this picture, the yarn is brown with yummy-looking "sprinkles" of red, green, blue and yellow throughout.
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Prompt: Rhinestone Cowboy
Team: Multimedia
Event:
Craftology
Project Name: Quotes altered puzzle pieces
Brief Description: I made these two pieces for a quotes-themed puzzle in the recent altered puzzle swap.  I used a shiny silver paint pin to add the stars/lightning bolts.
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Prompt: Version 2.0
Team: Multimedia
Event:
Yarnology
Project Name: Crochet easter egg
Project Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hWSMbMbohU&list=PL9C637493FA54B30A&index=13
Brief Description: This pattern is essentially just an edit of the crochet ball I posted above.  It's also been altered by threading through the white yarn to make a zig-zag pattern.
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Prompt: String Theory
Team: Multimedia
Event:
Yarnology
Project Name: Crochet ghost
Project Link: http://craftyiscool.blogspot.com.au/2011/01/wanna-make-monster.html
Brief Description: The pattern is actually for a baby monster, but since I was using white yarn, I decided to make him a ghost instead.
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Prompt: August - Secret Stash
Team: Multimedia
Event:
Yarnology
Project Name: Crochet Practice #2
Brief Description: More homework for crochet class, this time using yarn I bought months ago for a swap.
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Prompt: Red Alert - Perseid Meteor Show
Team: Multimedia
Event:
Craftology
Project Name: Space Traveler puzzle piece
Brief Description: I made this space traveler for a universe-themed puzzle in the recent altered puzzle swap.
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3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Altered Puzzle Pieces, Round 9 on: August 22, 2014 06:42:33 PM
I received from hazelly today.  We did a trade for 4 pieces, so now I have a new pair for both my domestic and international cities puzzles.

St. Louis:



Las Vegas (ahh, I love The Strip!):



Paris has such a lovely quality with the contrast of the red against the black & white:



And last but not least, Venice:



They are all really wonderful hazelly, thank you so much!
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME* on: August 21, 2014 08:13:38 PM
gaudiknight - what a cute octopus ami!  I think I'll be trying out that pattern myself soon!
FiberAlchemist - your pincushion looks wonderful.
Tech.Aqua. - The drawings are lovely.  The self-portrait is actually my favorite, though.  Wink

Edited to add: when I type your full username, this really weird string of code-looking text is getting generated into my post?!?  Anyone have an experience like that?  See below:

TechnicolorAquahearts
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME* on: August 20, 2014 08:04:35 PM
It has been such a busy summer!  I feel bad that I have not been around to comment on everyone's awesome work.  Anyway, school is starting next week (eep!), so I need to get in an end-of-term project dump before then.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Crochet Ball
Project Page Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBmqBHNLb9E&index=9&list=PL9C637493FA54B30A
Brief Description:  My friends and I started taking crochet lessons a couple of weeks ago at a local yarn store.  I found this video tutorial on YouTube to help me start to learn how to crochet in the round.  The yarn is a lovely shade of watery blue.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Bean - Marshmallow
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Crochet Ghost
Project Page Link: http://craftyiscool.blogspot.com.au/2011/01/wanna-make-monster.html
Brief Description: A cute black and white ghost to help me practice crocheting in the round.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Detention in the Dungeons - August
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Up Puzzle Piece
Brief Description: I created this Up altered puzzle piece for a Disney theme in the recent puzzle swap.  I absolutely LOVE the way it looks, but quilling all of those balloons is the definition of tedious.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch: Events - Beater
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Quotes Puzzle Pieces
Brief Description: I made these two pieces for a quotes-themed puzzle in the recent Altered Puzzle Swap.  Naturally, since the two pieces come from the same puzzle, they have to go together -- they can't go with any other puzzle!
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch: Events - Chaser
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Foreign Language puzzle pieces
Brief Description: This pair of foreign language-themed puzzle pieces did not take me long to craft.  The first features the first lines from a very famous Tagalog children's song "Bahay Kubo" (My nipa hut), and the second has color words in Korean.
Project Picture:





Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch: Events - Keeper
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Crocheted Easter Egg
Project Page Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hWSMbMbohU&index=13&list=PL9C637493FA54B30A
Brief Description: Crafting this Easter Egg involved many repeated crochet stitches.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch: Event - Cheering/Spirit
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Captain Mickey puzzle piece
Brief Description: In support of the US National Quidditch Team, I crafted this Captain America/Mickey Mouse mash-up puzzle piece.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch: Penalty Shots - Blagging
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Assorted altered puzzle pieces
Brief Description: All together, this assortment of altered puzzle pieces took me well over three hours of crafting time.
Project Picture:

(Four Elements - Air)

(Four Elements - Fire)


(Disney)


(Tudor History)




(Shades of Blue)




(PAIL Awareness)


(Artist's Choice)


(Warm Colors)




(Chocolate and Turquoise)





(Artist's Choice)


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch: Penalty Shots - Blatching
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Painted poly clay altered puzzle pieces
Brief Description: This set of pieces was made for two different themes - underwater pigs and PAIL (Pregnancy & Infant Loss awareness) -- but they both involved sculpting with poly clay and painting.
Project Picture:





Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch: Penalty Shots - Cobbing
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Universe Traveler puzzle piece
Brief Description: This universe-themed piece was by far the most detailed and intricate of all the ones I made for the recent Altered Puzzle swap.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch: Penalty Shot - Snitchnip
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Crocheted pot holder
Brief Description: Having worked exclusively with a size 7 crochet hook since my very first lesson a couple weeks ago, I wanted to try out working with a bulkier yarn and a bigger hook.  So, I bought an L hook and a chunky brown yarn full of colored specks to make this decorative pot holder.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch: Penalty Shot - Stooging
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Planetary symbols altered puzzle piece
Brief Description: Altered puzzle pieces are one of my "go-to crafts".  I made this piece featuring the different astrological symbols for the planets for a universe-themed puzzle.
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6  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Rnd 6 CLOSED on: August 18, 2014 06:50:27 PM
Check in Question:
Do you enjoy scary movies??

Nope, not even a teensy tiny little bit.  Scary movies = nightmares for DAYS.
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Altered Puzzle Pieces, Round 9 on: August 12, 2014 07:54:53 PM
While I was away on vacation, I received pieces for both my Domestic and International Cities puzzle.  Smmarrt crafted San Francisco and Boston:





I did a private swap on the side with Seeuudee for 2 extra pieces, and the UK is now thoroughly represented in my International Cities puzzle!  These first two pieces for London and Chichester feature her own photographs:





The last two are Bath and Oxford:





Thank you so much ladies!
8  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Rnd 6 CLOSED on: August 12, 2014 07:33:01 PM

Check in Question:

What is your go to craft?

Making ATCs, it's the swap I've been involved the most with here on Craftster.  But I started crochet lessons a couple weeks ago though, and I'm loving it, so maybe my answer will be different in a few months?
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap Discussion Thread for 2014! on: August 06, 2014 09:23:02 PM
Hi July Swappers,

I just wanted to let you know that I've updated July's totals with everything I've received so far, but I won't have access to my computer for the next few days, so the totals probably won't get updated again for a little while.  If you notice something is off, or realize you haven't sent in a sent/received PM yet, just send me a message and I'll get to it as soon as I have my computer again.

Thanks for a great month!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Summer Nerd Games: June 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014 ~Join anytime!~ on: August 05, 2014 07:58:51 PM
I've always wanted to do an altered puzzle.  One of these days!  Looks like you have a nice start, there, crazyda!

Pssst... I am planning on probably starting up an Ongoing Altered Puzzle Piece swap in September or October. Wink
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