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1  Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R3!- Gallery in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: December 04, 2014 04:45:41 PM
Because not much is going the way it's supposed to be going tonight, I decided to make a little patch of happy and arrange my collection of science patches. And, because I had enough of a charge on the camera, I was able to take a photo (not the best light, but...).

This probably isn't a permanent layout, but it was fun to try to fit the patches together!
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2  Re: Cryptid Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: November 30, 2014 03:53:42 PM
What a fantastic gallery! I don't know how I haven't been over here, yet! I love, love, love the knitted okapi and the picture of the pup with the platypus is adorable. I love all of the jackalope items, too! And, the giant squids? Totally huggable!

When I got home from my Thanksgiving away, my package from artsycandice was waiting for me! And it is amazing...

First, a Bigfoot TM patch for my science collection (I'm hoping my students will ask why it has been included and we can have a discussion about cryptozoology!).

And second, an utterly amazing hoopla with a painting of the Abominable Snowman! I.LOVE.IT!!!!! I can't believe it's painted- it's perfect!!

Thank you so much, Candice!

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3  Re: Fall Nerd Battles: September 1 - November 30, 2014 ~Join Anytime!~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: November 30, 2014 03:37:03 PM
Well, I got home today and had to shovel icy snow and soaking, wet leaves, so I sort of crashed when I was done. No crafting happened (the brain is willing, but the body can't cope...). But, I do have a bunch of projects to finally post!

Prompt:  November Battle: Fiction
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points:  n/a
Project Name: Blue Sun TM Patch
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I made this for Watsonc7 in the most recent TM Patch Swap. Blue Sun is the fictional corporation in the Firefly TV series.
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Prompt:  September: Scrabble
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points:  n/a
Project Name: Mr. Toast's Adventures in the USA (An ABC  Book)
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I recently participated in the Little Visitor Swap, and one of the first places my LV visited was a local quarry (back in May). I realized that I could create his scrapbook using an alphabet theme, especially since I had one of the more challenging letters already taken care of. While I created the scrapbook using an online service, I spent many hours putting it all together- from selecting the photos, planning the layout, and writing the text (so I hope it counts Smiley )!
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Prompt:  September: Hide and Seek
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points:  n/a
Project Name: Amphibian Avenger Logo
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: The week before Thanksgiving, we had a Spirit Week at school. Tuesday was "Superhero Day," and rather than buy a pre-made costume, I decided I needed to make something science-y. Since I love frogs, I knew what I needed to be- The Amphibian Avenger! I designed the logo, which doubles as the letter A and a frog, cut a stencil and created the t-shirt.
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Prompt:  September: Pong
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points:  UFO (I bought the materials back in June!)
Project Name: Creeper Cross Stitch
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: As has been said, cross stitch is a natural for pixel art, and while I've never played Minecraft, I have the idea that it's a landscape built from a pixelated landscape. So, a tiny Creeper, with a bit of a musical pun (the pattern is called "Creepers Love Radiohead" and it's from wonderstrange.com) seemed perfect. I stitched this up the day after Thanksgiving. It's been a while since I did any cross stitch, so this tiny project (it's in a 4" hoop) took me much longer than I expected (a little over 2 hours!).
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Prompt:  September: Yahtzee
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points:  UFO (I bought the materials for this back in the Spring Games!)
Project Name: Fabric Rope Coil Bowl (made w/5 fabrics)
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: This project was a birthday gift for my sister-in-law (her birthday was in September, but I didn't make it until the day before Thanksgiving!) and I used a fat quarter pack of 5 different fabrics that were all nicely color-coordinated. I also found a variegated thread (Fiesta) that was a perfect complement to the fabric. It measured about 8" across at the top. It was easy enough to make, but I think that the next time I make one, I'll pre-wrap the rope first!
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Prompt:  October: Pumpkin Patch
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points:  n/a
Project Name: Clue Weapons TM Patch
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I made this for vincentvanbuck in the latest round of the TM Patch Swap. I made a patchwork using fabrics to represent each character (Mrs. White, Colonel Mustard,  Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. Peacock, Mr. Green... at least I think that's their correct names), and then I stenciled a silhouette of the 6 Clue weapons on the patch.
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Prompt:  November: Fantasy
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points:  n/a
Project Name: Amphibian Avenger Cape and Headband
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I've always wanted to have superpowers, and so when "Superhero Day" presented itself at school, I knew that I had to be the Amphibian Avenger. The cape is made with some frog-printed flannel, and I used some extra green fabric to add in a few godets. Not only did they give the cape some swirl action, it also helped the cape to resemble the webbed foot of a frog. The headband was made with giant google eyes that I covered with felt and attached to a headband (it's a bit hacked up looking from behind, but my first version was a fail, so I had to quickly improvise).
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Prompt:  November: Mystery
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points:  n/a
Project Name: The Billiard Room
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: This is another TM patch for vincentvanbuck. It's a replica of "The Billiard Room" from my 1970's version of the board game Clue. I found a matching font online, did a little MS Paint magic to get the scroll work, and combined it all together before printing it onto the fabric (my new favorite trick!). The patch is the same size as the Billiard Room on my board.
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Prompt:  November: Science Fiction
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points:  n/a
Project Name: Firefly Ship TM Patch
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: This is another patch for Watsonc7. I printed the ship image on the fabric, then did some crayon tinting to give it some character. I stitched the details on the ship, and then appliqued it on to the patch (the background fabric is fabric that I hand painted).
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Prompt:  November: Romance
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points:  n/a
Project Name: Peace, Love & Happiness TM Patch
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I made this for stillatthetop in a private swap. In addition to the heart, which represents love, it also has a smiley face, which was invented in the city that I live in (Worcester, MA... also the place where the first commercial Valentine was made).
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Prompt:  Red Alert!- Thanksgiving
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points:  n/a
Project Name: Turkey Trot T-Shirts
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: For the 3rd year in a row, I've organized a t-shirt design contest for our school's annual Turkey Trot (they run/walk down the 1/2 mile driveway and then run/walk back up- it's a pretty decent hill!), and then I silkscreen the shirts for the winners. I don't have a picture of one of the actual shirts (I gave them to the PE teacher before I thought to take a photo, but I'll see if I can get one,if needed), but I printed up 8 shirts (one for each boy & girl winner in each grade, one for the teacher winner, and one for the student who designed the shirt... I was supposed to print one more for me, but one shirt got left in the washing machine and I didn't realize until I had already cleaned the screen). Every year, I also print a paper copy so we have a record of past designs. The Student Leadership Council (which I co-organize) pays for the shirts, but I donate my time for the printing Smiley The Turkey Trot entry fee is a non-perishable food item which, combined with the Spirit Week food drive (coordinated by the Student Leadership Council), results in a large amount of food for the local food pantry.
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4  Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R3!- Gallery in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: November 18, 2014 06:22:29 PM
I got two great patches from vincentvanbuck!

The first is for the solar system... Poor Pluto!

The fabric for the patch is an image of a planet- it's very cool looking!

The second one is for molecules!

The backing fabric for the patch is a science-y flannel fabric, and vincentvanbuck replicated one of the molecules on the fabric as an applique on the front. I haven't figured out what molecule it represents, yet, but I'm working on it Smiley

Thanks for the fantastic patches!

And, I just updated a bunch of feedback, so please let me know if I've missed anyone!

And, once I get myself back on track, I'll be back to comment on the latest patches of awesome! Smiley
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5  Re: Fall Nerd Battles: September 1 - November 30, 2014 ~Join Anytime!~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: November 09, 2014 02:32:57 PM
Prompt:  October- Haunted House
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points:  n/a
Project Name: Spider Swarm Pumpkin (and challenge entry!)
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436684.0
Brief Description: I respect and admire spiders, but when they are crawling on me, or are big and hairy, they totally creep me out. I usually do my best to rescue and relocate them even though they are often the subject of nightmares. This one was made for the Occasions & Holidays challenge and even though I know that they are just plastic spiders stuck into a pumpkin, it's still giving me the willies... It might have to spend the night on the porch before I put it out on the steps for the squirrels to attack (in less than 24 hours, it'll be decimated). I'll remove the spiders first (I wouldn't want a squirrel to choke on a plastic spider...).

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6  Spider Swarm Pumpkin in Occasions and Holidays: Challenge Entries by craftADDchick on: November 09, 2014 02:21:19 PM
This was inspired by the news story about the house that had brown recluse spiders erupting from the walls... While I don't mind having spiders in the house, poisonous spiders crawling out from every nook and cranny? No thanks!

So, this pumpkin is decorated with almost 37.5 (one is still "emerging" from the hole I gouged into the side) plastic spiders (they were rings, and I cut a portion of the ring off so I could stick them into the pumpkin). It will eventually become squirrel food, so I didn't want to glue the spiders on (as irritating as my local squirrels are, I wouldn't want one to choke on a plastic spider). For now, it sits in the dining room, and it's sure to give me a start every time I turn on the lights... Even with the lights on, I can almost swear they're moving...

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7  Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R3!- Gallery in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: October 29, 2014 06:28:43 PM
I received two fantastic patches from Watsonc7 today. As tired as I am (I was at school from 7:30 am to 8:30 pm... I had to help run the Halloween dance), I had to come on and gush over my patches Smiley

Because my themes fall under science and more science and then, even more science, Watsonc7 ran with it!

First, a Fungi patch to fit into the category of scientific classification. She did free-motion embroidery to make the mushroom and it's excellent!

And next, a patch that shows the layers of the atmosphere. I love how they get darker the higher up you go and that a bit of the earth is peeking out at the bottom!

Thank you so much, Watsonc7! Two more fabulous additions to my collection!
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8  Re: Fall Nerd Battles: September 1 - November 30, 2014 ~Join Anytime!~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: October 27, 2014 10:43:02 AM
Prompt:  October Battle:  Fall/Halloween vs. Winter/Christmas- Halloween
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points:  n/a
Project Name: Witch Paper Pieced Potholder
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: This is only the second thing I've ever made using paper piecing (I made a pillow once before), and I have a bigger project I want to make so this was practice. It was a free pattern from Artisania.com and I turned it into a potholder, because I never have enough. My friend had the idea to use the orange thread to quilt around the witch, and I love it! I also love the backing fabric (folded over to make the binding, too), and I'm pretty sure I'll be using this year round! I only had a little bit of trouble putting all of the sections together, so I'll need to do a bit more practice with that (or find some good instructions for that step).

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9  Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: October 13, 2014 02:04:02 PM
But, while I haven't really crafted much lately, I have made a bit of progress on my Research Project. In my habit of not working on the important things until I absolutely have to, instead of working on making the house presentable for the delivery of my freezer (which I did eventually do, but not until the night before and morning of), I worked on assembling a second metal shelving unit in my kitchen.

I emptied out two tall, narrow book shelves and part of a cabinet. Almost everything went into bins on the metal shelves, and one of the book shelves is now home to some of the cabinet contents {it holds infrequently used kitchen items- trifle bowl, apple peeler/corer/slicer, cookie cutters, shredding attachments for mixer, etc.}. I ran out of plastic bins, but I'll be emptying the rest of the cabinet to turn it into my canning cabinet.

But, here's the shelving unit, loaded up with pantry supplies and some cooking utensils and implements:

Once I sort out my kitchen cart and its contents, I might have a bit more room on the shelves (the glass jars holding coffee, flour, and sugar will go on the cart). I also have a bit more room on the top shelf. I need to see if I have more bins in the house I can repurpose (I have some, but they may be too big). I also need to start doing a bit of baking... The bin on the bottom right is full of baking mixes...I need to use them up so I can have that space for something else Smiley
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10  Yet Another TM Patch Swap R3!- Gallery in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: October 12, 2014 06:00:30 PM

Original Swap Post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435698.0#axzz3DVicJR8T

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craftADDchick: Watsonc7, vincentvanbuck
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goatgoddess: vincentvanbuck, roler
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