Color: Green Pattern: Stripes For: Your Craft Space Challenge: Now that you've weeded through your stash you might find it useful to do some organization - put all your yarn in bins, sort your beads, and consolidate all those half empty containers of googly eyes. If you come up with a particularly clever way to organize your stash or have found something on the web that could be useful or inspiring, please share!
Slipping in with a couple more projects and twenty minutes to spare (sorry!).
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy SPEW: n/a House: Hufflepuff Project Name: Sewing Practice Shirt Project Page Link: Made using this pattern Brief Description: I need to get better at sewing knits, and the only way to do that is through practice. This shirt is made up of 5 pattern pieces - the front, two sleeves, and two pieces for the back.
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfiguration SPEW: n/a House: Hufflepuff Project Name: Itty Bitty Books Project Page Link: n/a Brief Description: I made a batch of mini paperback books for out of old magazines, scrapbook paper, and washi tape. The two larger ones are a bit big for a matchbox (maybe if we counted kitchen matches...) but the smaller ones would fit no sweat, since they're only about 1 3/4 inches tall. They turned out okay for a first try, but I'll need more variety to furnish a library. 5 down, 12,937,541 to go.
Class/Challenge/House Pride: CoMc SPEW: n/a House: Hooflepoof Project Name: Pattern Testing Dress #2 Project Page Link: n/a Brief Description: The swirls and stars of this dress reminded me of cold clear winter nights and blowing snow, while the chocolate color has a lot in common with the super soft color of flying reindeer fur. It might need a mossy green ribbon sash in the future to really tie it into the tundra color scheme.
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology SPEW: n/a House: Hooflepoof Project Name: Pattern Testing Dress #1 Project Page Link: n/a Brief Description: In testing out a pattern, one really doesn't want to use your best fabric. But muslin gets so boring. In this case I recycled an old green plaid sheet instead (green & green!)
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Beans - Black Pepper SPEW: n/a House: Hooflepoof Project Name: Pattern Testing Dress #3 Project Page Link: n/a Brief Description: By this point I'd finally figured out how to get the bodice to fit properly. The black goes with just about anything, so you can save your fun fabric for the skirt for a bit of spice.
Bushbaby - Love the shawl! It's giving me serious stash envy.
As those of you who have DeStashed with me in previous years know, I have a tendency to drop off the face of the earth and then pop in with a bunch of doll clothes to show for my absence. This year is no exception.
Left over from January's DeStash efforts we have ...
Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic SPEW: n/a House: Hufflepug Project Name: Concealing Curtains Project Page Link: n/a Brief Description: I live in a very small place, which means I can't let any bits go to waste. There's a very deep shelf above my "fireplace", so I put together some closetmaid shelves to tuck behind my TV. They were ugly as all get out, so I whipped up some muslin curtains to hide the shelves, cords, and boxes.
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean - Banana SPEW: n/a House: Hufflepug Project Name: Bevy of Blue Dresses Project Page Link: n/a Brief Description: Doll dresses make me happy! Blue calico makes me happy! Stashbusting really makes me happy! Experiments with batch sewing and efficiency make me pretty pleased. And being able to turn an oops in interpreting the prompt for alchemy into a Bean instead makes me happier still.
Just popping by really quickly to drop off my Cheese Bean right before the deadline. Will have more time to look at everyone's projects in the morning, when I'm not so sleepy.
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean - Cheese SPEW:conkerrcancer.org House: Hufflepuff Project Name: Cupcake Case Project Page Link: See above link for more information Brief Description: I've had this fabric for closer to three years than three months. And like most novelty fabrics I buy, I can never figure out what to use them for once I get them home. ConKerr pillowcases are a great way to use up that sort of fun but not terribly useful fabric.
Color: Red Pattern: Hearts For: Someone Special Challenge: Weed your stash. As you were looking it over last month you probably ran across a few items that you know in your heart of hearts you aren't going to use. Maybe your tastes have changed since you acquired them, maybe your great-aunt Mabel insisted you take them and you couldn't say no, or maybe you can't even remember where they came from. It's okay to let them go! Take those things to the goodwill or keep an eye out for a local group that could give new life to your crafty cast-offs.
Class/Challenge/House Pride: January Detention - WIP SPEW: n/a House: Hooflepoof Project Name: Squiggle Dress Project Page Link: Made using this pattern Brief Description: I cobbled this dress together back in December since the fabric reminded me of a weird combination of Christmas and doctor's waiting room couch upholstery (how could I resist?). The bodice came out much larger than expected, so I put off sewing the lining and snaps until this weekend.
My OWL is going... not well. I am utterly befuddled by the pattern I intended to use, so I thought I'd switch to one that was charted instead. It's still not looking quite right. I may post a picture of my progress later to ask for opinions.