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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: I'm being overrun by these bottles! on: September 10, 2014 12:10:03 PM
My family too has many prescriptions. I don't craft with them, however I duct tape them all up and use them as geocaches! They're the perfect size for hiding out and about, and the variety of sizes can change the difficulty of your cache.
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Biggest challenges when crafting? on: September 10, 2014 12:07:29 PM
HOARDING! lol I don't know about anyone else but there are some things I get or keep because I think they look interesting or pretty and then I don't want to get rid of them because I might figure out a use for it. For example, I think the Arizona Iced Tea cans are beautiful and I was holding on to the (cleaned) cans because I felt it a pity to throw out something so pretty. Eventually they got crushed and I threw them out thought :/ It hurts my wallet to craft like this lol, Michaels is an expensive trip for me 90% of the time. lol
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME* on: September 06, 2014 09:44:36 PM
Woo! Congrats everyone! I'm looking forward to the new semester and seeing everyone's crafts. Also, I've messages the people who won prizes from knotty gurl designs Smiley
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2014~ *Join Anytime* on: September 05, 2014 10:48:04 AM
Oh my gosh! I am in LOVE with that paper cutting and that Doctor Who hook, BRILLIANT! I've always wanted to try paper cutting but I feel my skills with a knife aren't that good lol, maybe I'll give it a kick one time lol! I've started crafting, so hopefully I'll be posting something soon! I've got a ton of ideas for the prompts, I just need quality crafting time!!!
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME* on: September 03, 2014 06:13:09 PM
Congrats ravenclaw!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2014~ *Join Anytime* on: September 01, 2014 10:18:59 AM
WWWOOOO! new semester! Looks like we're going to have to get super creative this semester, I'm going to start crafting tonight, but I got all work day to brain storm!
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Doctor Who Craftalong 2012-2014 and Beyond! on: August 23, 2014 08:24:10 AM
I'm going to take a kick at a Doctor Who quilt, which I expect to be the death of meas I want to do some serious embroidery work on it, so I don't think I'll be making another cross stitch for a while. However, I definitely intend to continue crafting Doctor Who, I just caught up and now I'm 150% obsessed with it! lol

So I made this bracelet:



It features two hearts per Tardis and a handy dandy sonic screwdriver Wink
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME* on: August 22, 2014 10:05:34 AM
midkiffsjoy: it's knotted like macrame Smiley but the pattern could be done in bead work if you wanted to do it that way.
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME* on: August 21, 2014 09:48:13 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Charms
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Thank-you, you're awesome!
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: This was a little card I made for my boyfriend just for being awesome. The actual card is made from scrapbook paper, and the dinosaurs are freehanded from construction paper. I glued them down but I didn't have a glue stick only a glue pen and it discoloured the paper. Sad I then cut little bows out and folded the centres to make them 3Dish and glued them on, as well as the little heart. Then I took some fancy swirly glitter-glue and wrote Thank-you and decorated the bows. I also glued an insert into the inside to liven up the centre and some dinosaur stickers but I forgot to take a picture before I wrote the mushy stuff in soooo.... unfortunately you don't get to see the inside Tongue

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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Kombucha
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: I used the SCOBY I created for another class to create my own Kombucha! As I explained in my last post, Kombucha is a healthy drink that helps detoxify and cleanse the body. There are many different recipes but this is the one I have:

2 gallons of sweetened tea (Boil the water and add 1 cup of sugar use black or green tea and nothing with added oils)
2 kombucha mothers (AKA scobies, or mushrooms) (see my SCOBY post for instructions on how to make one)
1 cup of starter liquid or last batch of Kombucha
2 large 1 gallon glass jars
1 thin kitchen towel, coffee filter, cheese cloth etc. to put over to keep foreign bacteria and bugs out
15 oz of fruit juice (if you're double fermenting)
6 quart sized jars with lids (any size bottle or jar will do, so long as you\ve got enough to hold 75%-80% of your brewed kombucha)

-Boil your water and steep your tea.
-Add your sugar while the water is warm to ensure it dissolves well.
-Wait for your water to cool to room temperature, if you put it in while it's warm you can kill it.
-pour your tea into your jar(s)
-pour your starter liquid or part of your last batch of Kombucha into the jar
-carefully place your SCOBY on top of the liquid (it's ok if it sinks, it's still doing it's job, your SCOBYs just won't stick together)
-Cover and leave until a film begins to form on your tea, taste daily to find your preference

Double Fermentation:
-Pour your Kombucha into glass jars leaving only a small space for air at the top.
-Add a tablespoon of sugar OR organic fruit juice
-Tighten your lid on so no air will get in
-Leave for approximately 7 days (depending on the temperature of your brewing area)
-Leave to taste, your Kombucha should come out fizzy

(unless you're me and you left too much air at the top -___-)

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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch- Chaser (Hopefully I still got this in!)
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin / Bulgaria
Project Name: I Heart Tardis' & Sonic Screwdrivers
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: I whipped this bracelet up in about and hour and a half. It features Two hearts per Tardis and a lovely Sonic screwdriver Smiley
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10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME* on: August 21, 2014 05:07:42 PM
You grew a SCOBY too! You'll have to tell me how your kombucha turns out, I tried double fermenting but mine didn't come out fizzy, still tastes like kombucha but I think I left too much air at the top :/
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