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121  Re: 2014 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: October 28, 2014 08:40:25 AM
I love the patchwork Christmas fabric you used for the bunting, jfer007.

Time for my usual monthly doll clothes dump.  These were for an extended project for the HP Craftalong, so some of them were actually made in September.




Dress #1 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Dress #2 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Dress #3 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Dress #4 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Dress #5 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Dress #6 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Dress #7 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
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122  Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2014~ *Join Anytime* in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: October 24, 2014 02:02:44 PM
Warning: Wordy & Pic Heavy Post Ahead!

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy NEWT
SPEW: n/a
House: Hooflepuff
Project Name: 7 Dresses in 7 Weeks
Project Page Link (if available): See Below
Brief Description: For my Arithmancy NEWT I decided to sew 7 dresses for my 27cm doll in 7 weeks.  This involved things that I hadnt done in forever (setting sleeves) and things Id never done before (sewing jersey).  The time-table didnt exactly work out to one a week as planned due to several unexpected house guests and being kidnapped for family stuff, but I still managed to get it done.  Letting my inner Ravenclaw out for a little bit, I have written up my notes for each dress.

Dress #1

Dress #1 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Pattern: Empire Waist Bodice Pattern
Modifications: None
Notes: Tried a new-to-me method of attaching the skirt to avoid bulk, which worked really well.  Skirt is 4.75 x 15 inches.  It overlaps a bit too much in the back, but still has a nice shape.

Dress #2

Dress #2 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Pattern: Simple BID Sundress
Modifications: Reduced width of bodice in front and back.
Notes: Took too much off the back - theres not really enough overlap for a proper closure.  Bows were a bit of a challenge - one is perfect and the other is doing a sideways granny knot thing.

Dress #3

Dress #3 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Pattern: personal pattern shared by another doll enthusiast
Modifications: Pattern was for a bigger doll, so printed it at 92% and still had to do extensive modifications in the bodice to get it to fit.  First time doing sleeves in about 5 years, so they arent all that pretty.  Forgot to use the reduced bulk method to attach the skirt.  If I did it again, Id probably shorten the bodice a bit more.

Dress #4

Dress #4 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Pattern: Simple BID Dress
Modifications: Narrowed the bodice a bit.  (Are we sensing a theme?)
Notes: Really versatile pattern, but if I had to make it again Id shorten the bodice and add fullness to the skirt.

Dress #5

Dress #5 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Pattern: personal pattern shared by another doll enthusiast
Modifications: uses the same basic bodice as #3, shortened by about 1/4 inches.
Notes: there are more exposed raw edges than there should be, but I had never done a Peter Pan collar before.  I think with better markings, basting, and better lighting I could definitely do better.

Dress #6

Dress #6 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Pattern: my own modification of the bodice from dress #1 based on an old dress my mother made for her Ginny doll.
Modifications: extended the shoulder straps of the sundress.
Notes: This was an aha! moment after years of wondering how this sort of dress is constructed.  Long skirt because it's intended to be a nightie.

Dress #7

Dress #7 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Pattern: A-Line Dress for Littlefee
Modifications: none.  Dresses #s 1 and 7 were the only ones actually designed for this size doll.
Notes: made from an old tshirt.  First time sewing jersey materials.  Had the right type of needle, but will definitely have to do some more research before trying again.  Things wiggled around a lot.

Also!  The hems are not as wonky as they seem.  This girl likes to stand with one hip cocked, so she's leaning a bit in most of these pictures.
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123  Re: 2014 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: October 01, 2014 09:05:00 AM
October Themes


My grandmother's lace by httf, on Flickr

Color: Black
Pattern: Lace
For: Your workplace
Challenge 1: If you have a super special item that you've been saving for a perfect project there's no time like the present to use it.
Challenge 2: Make some small, portable projects.
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124  Re: 2014 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: September 20, 2014 09:18:24 AM
Time for a quick update for September!

I made a quick lapghan for my grandmother's church ladies.  These make great meditative TV crafting and it used up 3 skeins of yarn that were rejects from an amigurumi project (who knew I preferred red heart to simply soft when it comes to acrylic?).  It turned out silky soft but a little smaller than intended.


253 Poodle Square by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

And a quick card project - I'm trying to work through scraps at the moment.


Purple Package by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

Finally, because I cannot post without something doll related, a quick fingering weight sweater.  I had a tiny bit of Noro I was trying to finish off, but there's still more left.  Hopefully enough for a hat.


Slouchy Sweater by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
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125  Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2014~ *Join Anytime* in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: September 19, 2014 09:51:11 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Botts Every Flavor Bean - Pomegranate
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Slouchy Sweater
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: Knitting = needles = pomegranates?  Not really sure how that math works, but it gets me a doll sized sweater at the end of it.


Slouchy Sweater by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

My NEWT is going well.  I'm two weeks into my 7 week adventure and have finished 2 outfits, so right on schedule.

I'm also starting on a pair of socks, and given that it took me the better part of two months to finish my last pair, I'm going to propose them as an OWL.

OWL Subject: Herbology
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Sassafras Socks
Brief Description: Sassafras is a rather interesting plant - most of the trees in its family are evergreen but the sassafras is deciduous.  Its leaves have three different shapes, and if a random illustration on Wikipedia can be believed, they make good homes for swallowtail butterflies.  And if you consume a huge quantity of sassafras it will cause cancer, which means it can't be used to flavor root beer any more.  It was a very popular medicinal herb historically and still has scientific uses.  My socks will be inspired by the colors and shapes of sassafras.

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126  Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2014~ *Join Anytime* in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: September 10, 2014 12:31:57 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy
SPEW: Church lapghan drive for local nursing homes
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Poodle Square
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: You don't really need a pattern for a giant granny square.  For added arithmancy bonus, I used a D4 to determine how many rounds of a color to do, because I'm a dork.  It turned out about 31" square, which is smaller than I hoped, but since this was a stashbusting project I didn't want to buy more yarn.


Poodle Square by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
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127  Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2014~ *Join Anytime* in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: September 03, 2014 07:50:44 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean - Aubergine
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Crane Card
Project Page Link: Made using this template from Scherenschnitte
Brief Description: I needed a card to go with some purple wrapping paper I was using for a baby gift.  Since I'm trying to avoid paying for cards, I shrank down a template from one of my favorite blogs, changed to a fresh exacto blade, and v-e-r-y carefully cut out the teeny tiny little lines.


Purple Package by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

And the time has come to reboot my NEWT from the Spring term!  I'm going to go ahead and put the proposal in again, just for record keeping purposes.

NEWT Subject: Arithmancy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: [Something Clever]
Brief Description:

Seven is the number of the counting, and the number of the counting shall be seven.  Yes, it's the same number as the OWL requirement, but the significance of 7 goes back further than the work of Bridget Wenlock.  There are seven days in a week, seven wonders of the ancient world, seven (or more) geese in a gaggle, we sail the seven seas, tell stories about seven dwarves, and the list just keeps going.

For my NEWT I shall run seven times around the seven hills of Rome ... wait a minute, that's not quite right. 

For my NEWT I shall spend seven weeks sewing seven patterns for my 27 cm doll.  Many of the patterns will need a bit of resizing and tweaking to make them fit my own girl, and include details like set in sleeves, peter pan collars, and cuffs.   I avoid these sorts of things in human sized clothing, so making them on a 1/6 scale is going to be a real challenge.  This will also be my first time sewing with knits (eek!)  The time-scale should allow me to finish one dress a week while still keeping some time available for extra curricular crafting to avoid burn-out.  I went through my stash with a friend last night to choose fabrics, so I'm am really excited to get started.


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128  Re: 2014 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: August 31, 2014 08:10:53 PM
September Themes


Argyles + Chucks by - luz -, on Flickr

Color: Whatever is your favorite
Pattern: Argyle
For: Kids
Challenge 1: Recycle, Re-purpose, and Reuse.
Challenge 2: Teach someone a craft and use materials from your stash for instruction.
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129  Re: 2014 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: August 31, 2014 08:00:27 PM
Planning for September. I'm going to knit some hats for the kids and make produce bags from an old lace curtain. Funny how my plans seem to match with the challenges. Third month in a row that this happens.

What about you?

I always find it amusing how little my crafts match up with any of the goals.  This month I hope to make a dent on the simply soft languishing in my stash.  It will probably turn into a lapghan for my grandmother's church.

I have a massive project dump to get through, and then I'll go ahead an post the reminder for September themes.  Brace yourself!

First off a set of cards I made just to get my crafty juices flowing again after being in a bit of a slump.  It's just a few sheets of paper, but it helped me get back into a more productive frame of mind.



A doll dress (it was innevitable wasn't it?).  As I'm posting this I remembered why I had the yellow in my stash.  Hopefully I can cobble together a quilt binding from what's left.  Let that be a lesson to me to label things that are intended for a specific project.



I have been squirreling away zippers for ages now because I was going to learn to make zippered pouches some day.  And that some day has finally happened!



I also tackled amigurumi this summer.  I enjoyed it way more than I was expecting.  Now if I only had a use for things like this:



I also made two pillowcases for the ConKerr charity.  I find it a good way to use up fabric that I bought just because I liked it and was sure that I'd find a use for ... someday.



I only used up about half a skein of yarn making this doll sweater, and I'm not really sure how I feel about it.  I suspect it may be frogged and reworked in the coming months.


Blue Sweater by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

This shrug is made of lace-weight yarn.  Since those skeins come wing 1000s of yards, it didn't make a dent, but every little bit helps.


Swatch Shrug by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

I had some mystery black fabric in stash, which turned into yet another doll dress.  It was hideous to work with, so I'm trying to figure out whether its worth holding onto, or if I should just find a way to dispose of it.  Which is a shame since I've got about two yards left.


Little Black Dress by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

And last but not least, we have the umpteenth doll dress.  This one is made from a tiny scrap of backing from a quilt I made a few years ago, which in turn was made from leftovers from a sewing project from my college days.


Bonnie Blue Dress by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

Whew!  I think that's it.  Thanks for bearing with me through all that.  I've got to be better about posting projects as I finish them next month.

And now on to the Themes!
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130  Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME* in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: August 31, 2014 07:23:04 PM
Here are my contributions to the end of the semester project dump!

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfiguration
SPEW: ConKerr Cancer Pillowcases
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: And then there were two...
Project Page Link: ConKerr Pillowcase Pattern.
Brief Description:  I made a pillowcase for the Broomstick challenge in the Quidditch World Cup.  Since I still had more of the fabric in my stash and no real idea of what to use it for, I made a nearly exact duplicate of the previous case.  I think the only real difference is the color of bobbin thread. Pictured here with its identical twin.



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bonnie Blue Dress
Project Page Link: Made using this pattern
Brief Description: Surprising no-one, I have made more doll clothes.  This one fulfills the blue requirement, and is flowered patterns.  Given how much water my flowers need at this time of the year it seemed fitting.


Bonnie Blue Dress by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bunny Blobs
Project Page Link: Tiny Baby Bunnies Pattern
Brief Description: I love bunnies more than is probably reasonable, so when I found a mochimochi pattern that combined my love for rabbits and itty bitty things, I knew I had to try it.  Yes, they may look more like lumps with antennae, but they amuse me.  Couldn't stop at just one (they are rabbits after all) but now I have to keep them from multiplying.


243 Bunny Blobs by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

Bonus Action Shot:


IMG_5284 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

So that's it for the summer semester.  Looking forward to the new challenges for Fall.
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