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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~ Winter Semester - Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2015 on: February 11, 2016 08:15:39 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean - Sprouts
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Beep Beep Dress
Brief Description: Both tiny and green.  The purple and the green paired surprisingly well together.



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Time Traveler Tunic
Project Page Link: Sized up this pattern
Brief Description: Stashbusting some old sock yarn.  Although the top half of this tunic is knit back-and-forth, for the skirt portion you just go around and around and around. 


Stripes by Trillian, on Flickr
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~ Winter Semester - Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2015 on: February 04, 2016 06:24:37 PM
~*OWL PROPOSAL HEADER*~
OWL Subject & Option: Alchemy Option 2
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Alchemy Socks
Brief Description: Having finished my Potions NEWT I was casting about for a new knitting project and stumbled upon some great sock yarn in my stash.  It features a twist of green (earth) blue (water) orange (fire) and sunshine yellow (let's call that air) fibers.  Since it takes me about a month to finish a pair of socks, I would like to propose these as my next OWL with colors representing the four elements.  As Dumbledore says, one can never have enough socks.
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2016 Annual DeStash-Along on: February 01, 2016 07:18:18 AM
February Themes


Sewing Kit by Justin Shearer, on Flickr

Color: Red
For: The Kitchen or Eating
Pattern: Polka Dots
Inspriation: Hearts and Love
Challenge #1: You've probably run across some items in your stash that you know you aren't ever going to use and that it perfectly OK.  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.
Challenge #2: With your leaner, meaner stash you may want to start consolidating and re-organizing your craft area.  Please share progress pictures or organizational inspiration you've found.
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~ Winter Semester - Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2015 on: January 28, 2016 01:22:23 PM
~*COMPLETED NEWT*~
NEWT Subject: Potions
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Hitofude Cardigan
Project Page Link: Pattern Information here
Brief Description: This project required careful reading of the pattern, patience as you kept knitting and knitting and knitting longer and longer rows, and blind faith that what you were told to do would turn out okay.  This was my first sweater and I am really pleased with the results.  No action shots yet, since it's a light sweater with 3/4 length sleeves.  Definitely not what you want to wear in January.


23/365 Finished! by Trillian, on Flickr
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~ Winter Semester - Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2015 on: January 26, 2016 01:37:19 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Always Challenge
SPEW: Church Lapghan Drive
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Black & White
Brief Description: I needed to use up some acrylic yarn in my stash, so I made a lapghan for my grandmother's church's women's association.  (That is a lot of apostrophes...)  They take them to local nursing homes and hospitals.


Black & White by Trillian, on Flickr

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Shrug
Brief Description: A small shrug made with spikey knitting needles.  Size ones have a tendancy to punch right through your bag, so transport of WIPs can be a little dangerous.


14 Something Small by Trillian, on Flickr
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2016 Annual DeStash-Along on: January 15, 2016 02:10:18 PM
I'm finally ready to post my State of the Stash!  (Cue ominous music)

The Yarn Stash

Surprisingly, the smallest stash.  I've since re-housed it out of the laundry basket and rolling tote into the new-to-me footlocker that I've started using as my coffee table.  Everything that doesn't fit in there has become the priority USE THIS FIRST pile and I've already started making inroads.  I hope to find a new home for my fiber (that black tote with a phoenix on it) with a spinning co-worker.

The Fabric Stash

That's a heck of a lot, but it's also the stash that gets the most use.  My main goals here are to re-organize, finish up WIPs (there are only two...), and to avoid buying more fabric without a clear project in mind.

The Misc. Sewing Stuff Pile

This is all lace, trim, ribbons, zippers, elastic, etc. etc. etc.  I think I'm just going to give away all my interfacing since I use it so rarely.

The PaperCrafts Stash

This is the problem child.  I used to do quite a bit of bookbinding, hence the piles of paper and bookboard, but I don't have the space in my current living situation.  Most of this stash lives in the all-but-inaccessable reaches under my bed and never sees the light of day.  I raid my stash of scrapbook paper fairly regularly for etsy packaging and other random purposes, but at three or four sheets a month it doesn't make a noticeable difference.


This may not look too bad but, to put it in perspective, I live in a two room converted garage of less than 500 square feet.  My one table serves for sewing, mealtimes, and as my desk.  All the craft supplies are stored in nooks and crannies in closets and under the bed, and if I can't get to it easily it doesn't get used.  So I probably need to work most on streamlining and the accessibility of my stash during 2016.
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~ Winter Semester - Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2015 on: January 12, 2016 08:56:42 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Junk Trunk
Brief Description: My grandfather found this trunk on the side of the road ages and ages ago.  It sat around in my mom's garage looking horrible and mauve.  I needed a coffee table, so when I went to visit over the holidays we added some casters and used liquid paint to make a nice solid blue finish.  It's really not that streaky in real life, the light when I took this picture was catching all its imperfections.



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean - Coconut
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Batik Dresses
Brief Description: I found this itty bitty tropical batik print scrap in my stash and there was just enough to make two tiny dresses.  The pattern is really flowers, but at such a small scale the petals look more like lily pads.



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Headmistress' Challenge - Free the House Elves #1
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Project Bag
Brief Description: I was really late in making and sending out j_kievet's prize from last semester.  I hope she's received it already, but just in case here's a link:

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/12309_12Jan16_356.JPG

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Headmistress' Challenge - Free the House Elves #2
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Cards
Brief Description: We have a "winter carnival" at our library in January when all the students are home on break and there's a little bit more downtime.  I went to a card making workshop and managed to make three I'm quite pleased with.



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Headmistress' Challenge - Free the House Elves #3
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Christmas Dress for Katie
Brief Description: Present for my friend's doll.  She gave me the fabric scrap from her stash, so I knew she liked it.


354 Something Silly by Trillian, on Flickr

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Headmistress' Challenge - Free the House Elves #4
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Stripey Lati Yellow Dress
Brief Description: Continuing on my scrap crusade.  I am tickled with how the button/bow turned out.



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Headmistress' Challenge - Free the House Elves #5
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Navy Littlefee Dress
Brief Description: Stashbusting!  Seemed like a good combination for winter.



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfiguraton
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Green Plaid Pukifee Dress
Brief Description: My friend Katie (mentioned above) just got a new cage for her Bearded Dragon.  Inspired by Clovis' new habitat I used the last of my green plaid scrap to make a dress for one of my tiny dolls.


357 Green, Gray, and Gold by Trillian, on Flickr

8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2016 Annual DeStash-Along on: January 09, 2016 06:21:43 PM

3: Okay, so I wouldn't usually count this as stash busting (am I the only one who feels they have to own stuff for a while before it really becomes "stash" material?), but it is a crafty goal anyway: I found a fantastic solid wood rocker at a thrift store, and intend to paint it for my niece's birthday this summer.


I know exactly what you mean about how it takes a while from something to go from "craft material" to stash.  If I just buy it because I like it, then it's stash.  But things that are bought for specific projects and then used for those specific projects aren't stash.  Material bought for a specific project that then languishes for 18 months, well... that might be stash.  And then there's the "new" stuff...

At the new year I declared that everything is now stash (except the black-out material to line my curtains, and quilt fabric for a friend's baby).  For some reason I don't consider things like thread and notions to be stash - they're just too useful.  Then there's the buttons.  I keep telling myself those aren't stash, those are a collection.  And for some reason I count my washi tape as an office supply rather than a craft material.  There is no logic here.

I got my stash photographed today, but I'm still in the process of getting everything put away and cleaned up since I started purging and organizing at the same time.  I'll have something to show for myself tomorrow.
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2016 Annual DeStash-Along on: January 07, 2016 01:14:04 PM
Aw man, Texscrapper!  Can I move into your craft closet?  I promise I won't take up much room - you'll just find me quietly petting all the pretty supplies in a not-at-all-creepy manner.

I just finished a huge (but not stash) knitting project yesterday, so I'll have to do some excavating in stash to figure out what I want to make next.
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2016 Annual DeStash-Along on: January 05, 2016 12:55:48 PM
Ah lace - my current nemesis.  It is so hard to find small scale, delicate stuff when your only local option is Jo-Ann's.

I am back from a long (for me at any rate - three whole days plus travel time!) visit with family.  I came home with two sacks full of fabric and a box of empty plastic shoe boxes.  (Thank you Mom, Jeanie, and Aunt Gloria).

I'll be working on sharing pictures for Challenge #1 this weekend when my house has enough light for photographs.

Challenge #2 Goals:

1. No new craft supplies until April (unless needed to finish up a specific project or one of the Aunts hauls out more fabric).  No new paper for the entire year (I'm like elliot_anne - I have a ton of the stuff but I'm not a scrapbooker).  Only yarn for specific sweater projects.
2. Organization Organization Organization.
3. Get back into bookbinding to help use up all the stashed book-board and pretty paper.

I am so excited to see everyone! There are lots of new faces and old friends.  2016 is shaping up to be a fun year!
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