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11  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Spring Semester Mar 1-May 31, 2015 ~ JOIN ANYTIME! in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: May 17, 2015 06:58:53 PM
Moonflame - Wow, she got home fast!  Love all the things you're making her.  It's addictive, no?

And in a similar vein, popping by with my Olive bean submission before diving into my stash in search of something bright...

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean - Olive
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Unexpected Mom Jeans
Project Page Link: Unfortunately the tutorial is on a members-only forum
Brief Description:  I have two dolls that share one body (that makes a lot more sense if you're in the hobby but is kind of creepy otherwise).  They have very different personalities and tastes in clothes, but one thing they can agree on is that jeans go with everything.  They also agree that I don't make very stylish examples of said jeans.  I'll be giving it another shot before admitting defeat.


Mom Jeans by Trillian, on Flickr
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12  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Spring Semester Mar 1-May 31, 2015 ~ JOIN ANYTIME! in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: May 09, 2015 10:49:03 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Apparition
SPEW: ConKerr
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Practice Pillowcase
Project Page Link: see above
Brief Description:  Pillowcases hold pillows.  In a pinch, they can also double as laundry bags, and make great "running away from home" sacks.  They are also great practice when you're trying out a new sewing machine! *happy dance*


127 Pillowcase Practice by Trillian, on Flickr
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13  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Spring Semester Mar 1-May 31, 2015 ~ JOIN ANYTIME! in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: May 06, 2015 12:25:57 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Care of Magical Creatures
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Seven Dwarves Sweater
Project Page Link: All Knit Sweater
Brief Description: The colors in this yarn reminded me of the shady parts of a garden where garden gnomes are wont to make their home.  The colorway is called "Seven Dwarves" and since muggles like to dress garden gnome statues as if they were Disney dwarves it seemed appropriate.


123 Seven Dwarves Sweater by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
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14  Re: 2015 Annual DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: April 30, 2015 07:45:48 PM
May Themes


07-scraps by saraicat, on Flickr

Color: Pink
Pattern: Letters & Numbers
For: Your yard, garden, window box, etc.
Challenge: Finish the oldest WIP you can find in your stash.
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15  Re: 2015 Annual DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: April 30, 2015 02:48:03 PM
Kookaloo Star - I'll be interested to see how those jeans turn out.  Looks neat!

dulcet - I'm going to add my voice in praise of those skirts.  They're super cute, and I'm sure you'll find plenty of people willing to take them off your hands.

cmouse01 - I love the flowers on the purple hat.  So sweet!

Popping by with two last April projects. 


Summer Sweater for Lily by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

And the first project from the box of fabric my great-aunt gave me

Baby Blue by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

I had left about half of the fabric my great-aunt gave me at my mother's house until I could figure out how to integrate it into my own stash.  When I last spoke to mum it appears she accidentally gave it away.  She feels really bad about it, but I'm not all that fussed.  It went to a good home, and except for two pieces (a neat orange plaid, and a vintage winnie the pooh sheet) I don't even miss it.
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16  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Spring Semester Mar 1-May 31, 2015 ~ JOIN ANYTIME! in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: April 30, 2015 02:36:09 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Headmistress' Challenge - April
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Baby Blue Dress
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: Spring brings blue skies and pretty flowers, both of which are represented by the fabric of this dress.


Baby Blue by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

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17  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Spring Semester Mar 1-May 31, 2015 ~ JOIN ANYTIME! in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: April 23, 2015 12:40:32 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean - Mushroom
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Curtains for Me
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: Living in a rental meant I needed a way to add color to my walls other than using paint.  I whipped up a really quick curtain for behind my bed.  It's only two seams, so most of my time was spent ironing, pinning, and wrestling about 7 yards of material.



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Detention - March WIP
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: The Grand Sewing Experiment
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: I have slowly, over the course of the last few months, been experimenting to see how many doll dresses I can get out of one fat quarter.  After finishing up three more this week I have my answer: 6.  One didn't make it into the picture (I ran out of dolls) and half have been submitted for other challenges, but the front row in this pic are my March Detention Dresses.


The Sewing Experiment by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

And close ups, if you care:


Tuesday & Cherish ... by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Favorite Things Dress by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Sweater for Lily
Project Page Link: Made with this pattern (free)
Brief Description: YELLOW!  Very Yellow.


Summer Sweater for Lily by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
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18  Re: 2015 Annual DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: April 22, 2015 10:46:05 AM
I sew a lot of doll clothes. [Pause for everyone to roll their eyes at my statement of the obvious.]  I decided to do an experiment to see how many dresses I could get out of a single fat quarter.  The answer is six, and if there hadn't been a stain in one corner I probably could have gotten another one made for my smallest doll (12 cm). 


The Sewing Experiment by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

One of the dresses didn't make it into the picture because I ran out of bodies.  The smallest dolls are 16 cm, the largest is 27.  Next I should see how many of a particular size I can get from one FQ.
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19  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Spring Semester Mar 1-May 31, 2015 ~ JOIN ANYTIME! in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: April 14, 2015 01:38:33 PM
Noodlebug - I am in awe of those socks!  They must have taken forever!

Ant Bee - He looks so pleased with his scarf Smiley

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Cheery Dress
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: My grandmother's best friend from high-school lives in the Grams' mother-in-law apartment.  She's the only person in that house who can read between the lines of their precarious health and the house's increased age to see that a move is inevitable.  The last time I went to visit the grandparent's I spent some time helping her weed through her fabric stash as part of her ongoing downsizing efforts.  Some went to a local quilting group and some came home with me (and I'm sure there'll be more next time I go up).  Since she always wants to know what I've been sewing for my dolls, I whipped up a dress from one of my favorite fabrics from her stash to show her next time she asks.  (The fabric came from a 36 inch wide bolt, so you know it's been around for a while.)


100 Cheery Dress by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle Studes
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Field Trip Dress
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: I have no idea why Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" includes the line "and so you're back from outer space" but it kept going through my head every time I saw this fabric scrap in my stash. 


Field Trip Dress by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean - Red Apple
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Snow White Dress & Headband
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: Snow White's mother wanted a daughter with skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as coal.  I did some poking around to see if there was any symbolism in the color imagery and found all sorts of weird internet theories - that they represent the three phases of the maiden/mother/crone, that it has something to do with how languages develop (light/dark being the first color words to develop, then something on the reddish spectrum), and even that Snow White somehow represents the philosopher's stone because of color alchemy or something.  I'm not sure I believe any of these, but red/black/white is still a classic color combination.  This dress is a longer version of the one I made for the vanilla bean challenge.  I'm trying to see how many dresses I can get from this Fat Quarter so this isn't the last time you'll see this fabric.


A Walk in the Woods by AluminumDryad, on Flickr



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20  Re: 2015 Annual DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: April 12, 2015 09:10:56 PM
TheMistressT: Love that lamp!  I wish my stash had something like a neat old tripod in it.  Sadly...  And I'm going to have to steal the idea for patching together batting.  I was just looking at my pile wondering what I was going to do with all those strips.

kbrison:  What a cute cottage!  I especially like the stripey wallpaper inside.  Good fabric choices!

quaggy:  Wow, those are beautiful.  Those colors go so well together - I wouldn't have thought to pair pastels and peacocks.

My stash has exploded recently.  My great-aunt is downsizing, and really wanted some of her stash to go somewhere she could still enjoy it vicariously.  So I've got a trashbag or two of it in my trunk...  I'm confident I can use up most of it, but there's just so much!

I'm trying to put a good dent in my own to make room for the new acquisitions, but doll clothes are just baby steps:


70 New Frock by AluminumDryad, on Flickr


Cheery Dress by AluminumDryad, on Flickr


Field Trip Dress by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
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