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1  Re: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2014/2015~ JOIN ANYTIME! in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: December 26, 2014 03:35:33 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Stocking Stuffer Swap Pouch
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: I participated in the Quickie Stocking Stuffer Swap this month.  I sent out this pouch and got some lovely ornaments in return.  The roll of washi tape is just there so you can see the lining and didn't go in the swap package.



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Flying
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Stocking Stuffer Swap Pouch
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: I made this pouch for the Quickie Stocking Stuffer Swap to send to a new Craftster friend. 



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Headmistress' December Challenge #2 - In Person Gift
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Understudy Scarf
Project Page Link: Made with the Tea Scarf pattern by pixeldiva
Brief Description: I was given very short notice of the fact that my grandmother wanted a scarf for Christmas this year (less than a week).  My first attempt ran out of yarn 10 stitches before the end, and just wasn't looking right.  So I dug through my stash, found a ball of Encore worsted and started crocheting this at 11:50 on the 23rd.  I finished before noon on the 24th and had it wrapped and ready for giving the next day.  Whew!


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2  Re: Quickie Stocking Stuffer Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by gaudiknight on: December 26, 2014 03:18:16 PM
It was so exciting to finally get to open my swap packages after staring at them longingly in my stocking in the days leading up to Christmas.

First Up, an amazing collection of ornaments from Onyxnox.  The paper stars are awesome, and I can think of a few places to hang the tree slice for next year since its a little bit bigger than my tree can handle.  It will be great to have some Christmas wall art for the season.



There was also some yummy candy in the package (that didn't last long), and at the top of the picture you can see the feet of an incredibly whimsical take-along shopping bag that stuffs inside a bright red teddy bear.  That's one I won't be able to lose!

Rockingbearranch sent along a cute little hand-stitched bird ornament.  I love the houndstooth fabric it's made out of.  Since it's recycled suiting I can't imagine what the original garment looked like.



Thank you so much!!!!  This has been a terrific swap!
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3  Re: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2014/2015~ JOIN ANYTIME! in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: December 22, 2014 08:41:03 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Headmistress' December Challenge #1 - In the Mail
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Christmas Dress
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: My former college roommate really likes my dolls.  Really really likes them.  Scarily so.  But she hasn't quite wanted to take the plunge to get one herself.  I've spent the past 9 months slowly collecting/assembling the bits and pieces for a doll of her very own.  My herbology and astronomy class projects last semester were actually part of the set.  I gave KT her doll in person the first weekend in December, but I hadn't managed to make a Christmas dress in time.  Thankfully I still remember her parents' address, so she'll have this waiting under the tree for her when she goes to visit them.


Christmas Mischa by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

I had hoped to have my "in person gift" for Challenge #2 ready to post as well, but I got to the last ten stitches last night and ran out of yarn.  You could probably have heard my wail of frustration from space.  So that gift is now frogged back to its initial ball of yarn and we'll see if I can get it done in the next two days. 
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4  Re: Quickie Stocking Stuffer Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by gaudiknight on: December 19, 2014 12:00:41 PM
My package from rockingbearranch came earlier this week, but I haven't been able to get a picture posted until today.  I'm waiting until Christmas to unwrap, but I can't wait!

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5  Re: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2014/2015~ JOIN ANYTIME! in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: December 13, 2014 02:38:54 PM
Finally able to pop in here.  Most of my recent crafting has been for swaps, so it will be a while before I can post what I've made. 

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean - Mint
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Peppermint Chip Cookies
Project Page Link: Recipe for chocolate cookie base available here.
Brief Description: I look forward to the mint flavored everything season with the same amount of enthusiasm usually reserved for pumpkin spice, so this Bean made me very happy.  It is exam time at the university where I work, which means we have extended hours at the library.  Since my Saturday student workers would have to arrive early, stay late, and deal with all sorts of stapler & printer related anxiety, I thought they could use some cookies to help get them through the day.  I found a bag of Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips, which I combined with my go-to chocolate cookie base recipe with delicious results.  The peppermint is almost overwhelming, so I think if I have another opportunity to use these chips I'd substitute regular chocolate chips for about half the bag.


345 More Cookies! by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
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6  Re: 2014 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: November 30, 2014 08:57:39 PM
December Themes


Silver Crystals - Cristaux d'argent by monteregina, on Flickr

(How did it get to be December already.  Eek!)

Color: Silver
Pattern: Folk-Art
For: Your Home
Challenge 1: Congrats! You've been DeStashing for a year.  Take a look back and see how much you've accomplished.
Challenge 2: Help come up with ideas that will make next year's DeStashAlong better.
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7  Re: 2014 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: November 30, 2014 08:51:12 PM
OK - time for my traditional end-of-the-month project dump.  Apologies for the long post.

First up a pair of socks.  Sadly they didn't finish up the ball of yarn.  Not sure what I'm going to do with the leftovers.


Finally Finished by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

A doll dress made from scraps of a quilt I made a few years ago.


16 After by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

I covered a found box with some paper I'd been saving since 2012.  I need to get back into box making to use up some of the book-board I have squirreled away.



This project finally utilized a composition book I'd had since 1998, a few sheets of scrapbook paper, and a lot of washi tape.  Every little bit helps!



Some more knitting.  I'm wondering if I have enough yarn left to make a pompom.  Pompoms make everything better.



And finally, yet another doll dress.

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8  Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2014~ *Join Anytime* in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: November 30, 2014 08:39:34 PM
I had planned on being much more productive over the Thanksgiving break, but then entropy took over.  But I still have a couple of projects to add to the end-of-the-semester spree.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean - Peach
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Christmas Knitting
Project Page Link: Ardelle Hat Pattern
Brief Description: Here we have a warm, slightly fuzzy hat knitted as a gift from the heart to protect a friend or loved one from the health hazards of a cold head.  ( I think that managed to incorporate most of the prompts...) 



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Favorite Things Dress
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: We had our first snow down here in Virginia.  It was just a dusting on this side of the mountains, but enough to make visions of smooth untouched snowbanks fill the brain in anticipation of next month's holidays.  In the spirit of eternal optimism I whipped up a quick dress inspired by the weather it presages a white Christmas.

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9  Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2014~ *Join Anytime* in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: November 24, 2014 09:58:35 AM
Socks can be tricky!  I was planning on doing this pair with the two at a time magic loop method, but couldn't figure out the instructions for love nor money.

I had a really productive weekend, so I've got a few more assignments to turn in.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Ember's Box
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description:  The colors of the paper I used to cover this box remind me of copper, plus it has a bit of metallic ink, so it seemed appropriate.  I started out with the box for an expansion pack to Carcassone, painted the bottom to obscure the instructions, and then covered the lid with some decorative paper saved from the days when I was more active in bookbinding.  It's part of a larger, more elaborate present for a friend, so you may be seeing more of it once I figure out how the inside is going to work (padding, dividers, etc.)



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Defense Against the Dark Arts
SPEW: n/a
House: Pufflehuffs
Project Name: Bullet Journal
Project Page Link: bulletjournal.com
Brief Description: I had been working without a paper calendar for a while, and couldn't take it any longer.  The usual weekly agendas don't really work for me, as my brain works in lists, so when I stumbled across the concept of a bullet journal I was intrigued.  I decided to use an old composition book I've had kicking around since I was in 8th grade, but it needed a bit of an upgrade.  Some scrapbook paper and some washi tape to cover the beat up spine and places where I'd torn pages out years ago, and I was ready.  I've been going strong with my modified version of the bullet journal for nearly two months, and its been really helpful, and an excellent way to make a dent in my washi tape stash.


(and some inside pages)


Class/Challenge/House Pride: October Detention
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Scrappy Dress
Project Page Link: Antique Lilac's Cute and Colorful Dress Pattern
Brief Description: The lighting in my house is terrible, so seeing the markings for the bodice darts was nearly impossible.  I had to pay very close attention to make sure I didn't go off the red line on my dark grey fabric.  It took two evenings, because I gave up in frustration the first night after trying one dart three times with no luck.


16 After by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
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10  Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2014~ *Join Anytime* in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: November 22, 2014 12:06:56 PM
OWL Subject & Option: Herbology
House: Hooflepoof
Project Name: Sassafras Socks
Project Page Link: Groovy Socks
Brief Description: One of the interesting things about Sassafras is that it has three different leaf shapes present on one plant.  One is a fairly regular shape, but the other two have interesting lobes.  Inspired by these different shapes (and also a childhood freind's calico who was named Sassafras) I've knit up a pair of socks with a waved lace pattern, stripes, and plain stockinette.


Finally Finished by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
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