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1  Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R2- SU: until July12, 2014; SO: August 6, 2014 in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by craftADDchick on: July 20, 2014 07:11:34 AM
I'll be an infrequent visitor this week, but I did make pillows!



Now, they'll sit in this pile until Friday Sad


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2  Yet Another TM Patch Swap R2- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: July 19, 2014 12:11:14 PM

Patch made by roler!



Post all of your fabulous patches here!

Status:
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Received
Received & Posted Pics
Feedback Given
Sending Late w/Communication
Contact Organizer

Participants:

BriannaB03: DaphadillyArt
cabaute: Watsonc7, goatgoddess
craftADDchick: Watsonc7, goatgoddess
Craftsunderground: Sharalee, madcrafter
crazyda79:smileyyogini, jkaywiz
DaphadillyArt: BriannaB03, milkeway
fancybutch: jkaywiz
goatgoddess: craftADDchick, cabaute
GoldenSunshine: milkeway, noodle-bug
Inselaeffchen: Sharalee, madcrafter
jkaywiz: fancybutch, crazyda79
madcrafter: Inselaeffchen, Craftsunderground
milkeway: GoldenSunshine, DaphadillyArt
noodle-bug: GoldenSunshine, quaggy
quaggy: noodle-bug
Sharalee: Craftsunderground, Inselaeffchen
smileyyogini: crazyda79, stillatthetop
stillatthetop: smileyyogini
Watsonc7: craftADDchick, cabaute



Original Swap Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434143.0#axzz37wWGRQLb

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3  Re: Summer Nerd Games: June 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014 ~Join anytime!~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: July 17, 2014 07:04:01 PM
Prompt:  July- Geography
Team: Textbook
Event: Paperology
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Mountain View note cards
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: These cards don't represent any one particular mountain, but rather mountains, in general. Mountains off in the distance always make me feel calm. I used to hike a lot, and there was nothing I like more than reaching the summit and seeing the view spread out around me. On my way to work in the mornings, I pass a mountain, and it always makes me happy to see it. I used my Silhouette to cut out the trees, and I finally tried out the Silhouette sketch pens, which is how the text and the mountain image was done. I can also use regular pens (once I find my pen holder), so I'm excited by the possibilities!

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Prompt:  July- Midnight Opening: The Princess Bride
Team: Textbook
Event: Craftology
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: As You Wish t-shirt
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies! And, this shirt represents one of my favorite lines ("Anybody want a peanut?" wouldn't translate as well on a shirt, and I already have a "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya..." shirt). I found this image of the Dread Pirate Roberts and so I swapped out his name underneath the image with the line from the movie. I especially love it when the grandfather says it to the little boy at the end of the movie.

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Prompt:  Team Spirit- Team Fandom: FAN-tastic
Team: Textbook
Event: Craftology
Bonus Points: UFO (this was supposed to be my brother's Christmas present... last year)
Project Name: Avengers T-shirt
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: My brother and I both love movies based on superheros, so it's something we get to do together. Even though I never read many comic books as a kid (or even now), I watched a lot of Saturday morning cartoons and superhero shows were my favorite. I also loved the live action versions (Batman, Wonder Woman, even The Greatest American Hero). Last year, I made this same shirt for myself, and when my brother saw it, he asked me to make him one. I even made it with the same glittery paint (although, he might not like it, so I might have to re-do it), and I fixed the alignment error I made on my shirt on the Avengers logo on the back. I think the front image might be a wee bit crooked (which might drive my brother crazy... so again, I might have to re-do it).


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4  Re: Summer Nerd Games: June 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014 ~Join anytime!~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: July 16, 2014 06:10:08 AM
Prompt:  July Mob- World UFO Day
Team: Textbook
Event: Craftology
Bonus Points: UFO
Project Name: Jim's Home Improvement T-shirts
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434631.msg5220751#msg5220751

Brief Description: These were supposed to be ready for Father's Day. My step-dad makes a wreck of his shirts whenever he is working on a project and my mom is forever on him about wrecking his good shirts. So, a couple of years ago, I made him a set of shirts and I gave my mother specific instructions that he was allowed to wreck them. It is now a tradition, but this year, they weren't ready (the design was ready, but the stencil wasn't cut- freezer paper cut with the Silhouette). My mom said that I should just give him the plain shirts because he needed them, but then I knew that they'd be indistinguishable from his "good t-shirts" and he'd just get yelled at for wrecking them. This way, everyone knows that these are his work shirts. The funny thing is that he wears them out and about and people have asked them for a business card so he can do work for them! Every year, the design is different.

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5  Shirts My Step-Dad Can Wreck in Stenciling: Completed Projects by craftADDchick on: July 16, 2014 06:09:11 AM
My step-dad makes a wreck of his shirts whenever he is working on a project and my mom is forever on him about wrecking his good shirts. So, a couple of years ago, I made him a set of shirts and I gave my mother specific instructions that he was allowed to wreck them. It is now a tradition, but this year, they weren't ready (the design was ready, but the stencil wasn't cut- freezer paper cut with the Silhouette). My mom said that I should just give him the plain shirts because he needed them, but then I knew that they'd be indistinguishable from his "good t-shirts" and he'd just get yelled at for wrecking them. This way, everyone knows that these are his work shirts. The funny thing is that he wears them out and about and people have asked them for a business card so he can do work for them! Every year, the design is different- Acme Demolition Company (1st year), Jim's Fix-It (2nd year), Jim's Repair Shop (3rd year).


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6  Re: Summer Nerd Games: June 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014 ~Join anytime!~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: July 11, 2014 11:21:17 AM
Instead of working on my Research Project this morning, I worked on this little project Smiley

Prompt:  July- Wee Bit
Team: Textbook
Event: Yarnology
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Wee Monstie
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I used this pattern to make a mini version of a Monstie! I made a small version once before using sock yarn, but this one is even smaller, and is made with #10 crochet cotton. His eyes are 12 mm safety eyes. I've included a comparison photo of one made with worsted weight acrylic (made by OnePinkHippo).

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7  Re: Summer Nerd Games: June 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014 ~Join anytime!~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: July 04, 2014 05:55:17 AM
Prompt:  Team Spirit- Textbook: Knowledge is Power
Team: Textbook
Event: Foodology
Bonus Points: Textbook Team Spirit Points, Engineering (recipe given)
Project Name: Cold Yogurt and Pea Soup with Mint & Lime
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: Yesterday, I picked up my half of my CSA share (I split it with a gal I work with) and we got a bunch of sugar snap peas. They were very fibrous and not easy to eat raw, so I decided to make soup. I found a recipe that sounded tasty, but I didn't have all of the proper ingredients, so I had to do some substituting. I also had to blanch the peas.

According to the National Center for Home Food Preservation:
" Blanching (scalding vegetables in boiling water or steam for a short time) is a must for almost all vegetables to be frozen. It stops enzyme actions which can cause loss of flavor, color and texture.Blanching cleanses the surface of dirt and organisms, brightens the color and helps retard loss of vitamins. It also wilts or softens vegetables and makes them easier to pack.Blanching time is crucial and varies with the vegetable and size. Underblanching stimulates the activity of enzymes and is worse than no blanching. Overblanching causes loss of flavor, color, vitamins and minerals."

While I wasn't freezing the peas, I did want to soften them up without them losing their flavor or color, so blanching made perfect sense!

Here's my modified recipe:
Cold Yogurt and Pea Soup with Mint & Lime
  • Blanch about 2 handfuls of peas in water.
  • Reserve about a cup of the cooking water and add a dash (1/8-1/4 tsp) of boullion granules (I had to use beef, since it was all I had).
  • Add the zest of about half a lime, 5 finely chopped mint leaves, about a tablespoon of lemon juice (I used bottled lemon juice instead of freshly squeezed lime juice because I needed the limes for another purpose), and about a teaspoon of onion powder (I didn't have any shallots or onions).
  • Add the peas and use an immersion blender (or a regular blender) to puree the mixture. If necessary, strain to eliminate any remaining fibrous bits.
  • Pop the puree into the freezer to chill (I chilled mine for about a half an hour... ice was just starting to form on the edge of the puree).
  • Mix in about 6 ounces of Greek yogurt (no creme fraiche on hand, so I actually used some mango yogurt that I had...). If needed, pulse a few times in the blender to evenly combine (I also had to break up the mango chunks).


It only made one portion, and was very delicious. The flavors played together quite nicely!


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8  Re: Summer Nerd Games: June 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014 ~Join anytime!~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: June 28, 2014 05:14:36 PM
I am putting my other Research Project on hold, because I have finally reached the point where I can't take it anymore...


Research Project Name: Kitchen Nightmare Overhaul
Team: Textbook
Brief Description: My house was built in 1920 and had a pantry area with a sink (but the sink was moved to the main part of the kitchen at some point) and cabinets. When I first bought the house, my step-dad ripped out the pantry so we could convert it to a laundry room. Twelve years later, the dryer is still in the kitchen (and it shares an outlet with the stove, so I can never cook and do laundry at the same time). It also means that I don't have any real cabinet (or counter) space, except for a cabinet over the sink that holds the dishes/cups/mugs and a cabinet area under the sink (pots/pans & cleaning supplies). The available counter space is about 2 feet square. Since there is no real storage, every available surface is piled with something (see the evidence photo below). After setting up my kitchen rack during the last round, I decided that I could probably use another one to create a second, more efficient storage area. So, I am planning to organize every available nook and cranny of my kitchen. This will involve:

1. Removing all items from the kitchen that do not belong in the kitchen.
2. Assembling a second kitchen rack (on order and should be here in a few days)
3. Emptying two bookcases and a cabinet (currently used for food and kitchenware storage) and transferring the contents to the new kitchen rack
4. Repurposing the bookcases and cabinet for additional kitchen storage
5. Cleaning and organizing the refrigerator (and the freezer)
6. Organizing other areas (existing counter space, top of dryer, kitchen island cart)
7. Labeling whatever I can label! And, maybe creating a few dust-cover-thingies (I truly can't think of what they are called right now) for the appliances.

My goal is to have it finished by the 20th of July (which is 3 weeks from tomorrow!).

Exhibit A:



This is my coffee/tea area on top of the dryer, but it's crowded with other items. It's the least offensive spot in the kitchen right now (except for the top of the stove, which is very clean at the moment!). If I showed you what the rest of the kitchen looked like, you'd be horrified... trust me... stuff is everywhere... It's a good thing I have 2 solid weeks off to work on it starting after the 4th of July (although I'll be working on bits during the evenings this week).
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9  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 19- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: June 28, 2014 08:13:23 AM
I've been in a class since school got out (school ended Tuesday, class started Wednesday) and have been so tired at the end of the day that not much has happened.

Mr. Toast is helping us with an experiment!



And, one of the other teachers in my class (I work with her) is going to the beach today, and wanted to take Mr. Toast. Since it may be his only chance to get to the beach, I sent him off to the New Hampshire coastline with her. I'm sure that, on Monday, he will share all of his adventures with me.


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10  Yet Another TM Patch Swap R2- SU: until July12, 2014; SO: August 6, 2014 in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by craftADDchick on: June 22, 2014 04:04:34 PM



Link to the gallery!


Swap Name: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: craftADDchick
 Sign-up date range: June 22, 2014- July 12, 2014
 Date to send item by: Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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

 Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
 
 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: YES
 - 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:
 Do you love making Teesha Moore-style patches? Have you always admired them but haven't yet caught the TM bug? Well, this could be the swap for you!

In this round of the TM Patch Swap, you will be crafting for 1 or 2 partners (first time swappers will be limited to 1 partner) and from 1-3 patches (you and your partner should agree on the exact number).

Also, you will have the option of exchanging a TM Patch Supply kit with your partner (contents of kit may include: floss, fabric, embellishments {buttons, beads, ribbons, charms, etc}, poly-fil, etc.).

Let's keep this swap simple and limit it to the sending of patches and kits (if you love sending extra things, consider adding those in to a kit Smiley ).

There are lots of inspirational patches from previous swaps, so check out some of the galleries here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432695.#axzz2yLfpYtaO (This was the last round we had!)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407645.0#axzz2UxtFzswN

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402089.0#axzz2UxtFzswN

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426480.0#axzz2bcdxNvuF

IF your are new to making patches, here are some links to Teesha Moore's own video tutorials showing you her techniques. You won't want to miss these.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cm4RoEsgl0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt49UgGzy6k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=246iSNnS8So
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njd3J7ttslQ


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

 QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
 Name of swap: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R2!
 Craftster username:
 Email address:
 Your real name:
 Mailing address including the country (please put it in the proper format for mailing to your country):
 Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
 Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
 Do you want one or two partners?
How many patches would you like to make for each partner (Organizer will attempt to match partners based on this information as much as possible)?
Do you also want to exchange a kit with your partner(s), in addition to the patches?
List at least four themes to inspire your partner: (Some themes from previous swaps were the beach, peace and love, buttons, rainbows, DOTD, trees and nature, literature, stripes and polkadots, craftster's choice.)
List peferred size range, if you have one:
Preferred colors, if any:
Are there any colors or themes you really don't want to receive?
Are odd shapes desireable, such as round or triangular patches?
Do you have a Pinterest, website, or WIST site that your partner can peruse for inspiration?

 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.


PARTICIPANTS:

1. craftADDchick
2. quaggy
3. stillatthetop
4. Sharalee
5. fancybutch
6. jkaywiz
7. noodle-bug
8. GoldenSunshine
9. goatgoddess
10. milkeway
11. Inselaeffchen
12. Watsonc7
13. cabaute
14. Craftsunderground
15. smileyyogini
16. DaphadillyArt
17. crazyda79
18. BriannaB03
19. madcrafter
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