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371  Re: craftalong to, post a project on every completed projects board in craftster in Craftalongs by Acadian Driftwood on: April 11, 2010 03:52:54 PM
I've been quiet in this craftalong for a while, but I've been looking at everything you all put up! It's very inspiring to see people crafting outside their comfort zones. I haven't been able to do all I want to do, because I'm studying abroad until the end of May. But I knew I would hate to be separated from my crafting supplies for ten weeks, so I brought along a little candy box full of embroidery floss and my travel sewing kit in a match tin. I'm very glad I did! While I was sick for a few days I did a little stitching on my jacket - I'm waiting to post it over there until I do a few more sections, but for now I'm counting it as done.

28.   Needlework: Completed Projects

I also managed to squeeze out a camera case - full story in the post proper:

35.   Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed

Potholder to camera case!

OK well, that's seven categories for me so far - I guess I'll be busy this summer!
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372  Potholder to camera case (low supplies crafting) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Acadian Driftwood on: April 11, 2010 03:49:12 PM

So I'm currently an ocean away from almost all of my crafting array; the only things I brought were a candy box full of embroidery floss and a metal matches tin of sewing things. After my old camera kicked the electronic equivalent of the bucket, I decided that perhaps I should safeguard the new one somehow (ie, not just wrap it in a napkin and throw it in my backpack). Not wanting to purchase even more things however, I picked up a potholder for 1 (just noticed it was half off!), mostly because it had built-in padding.

It didn't have quite the right dimensions - so I trimmed it and reattached the binding:

(That picture was probably truest to color out of them all.) Then I stitched it in half with contrasting embroidery thread (light blue):

And found a snap in my tiny little sewing kit (also, french knots are my go-to embellishment):

And there y'are! It even has a little loopy so I could clip it to my belt or whatnot.

No action shots, because it's a camera case, and, well... yeah. Anyway. Thanks for checkin' it out!
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373  Re: Labyrinth Swap Round Three Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Acadian Driftwood on: April 03, 2010 09:58:24 AM
Well I haven't heard from my partner in a few weeks, so I can't explain some things, but I guess I'll go ahead with pictures since I want to show off the package!

Here's everything:

Close up of the felt Jareth doll and cute extra crochet octopus:

Jareth even has different colored eyes!

Elastic bookmark with decorative stitching:

Labyrinth tower jar:

Unfortunately, a lot of pieces fell off of this in transit.

Two mask bases:

From what I can tell, one of them had been decorated with the green and gold bits, but that all came off on the way as well.

Some extras:

Thank you again for your package, GiddyUpMunky.
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374  Run away with the circus! Circus skills swap? in New Swap Theme Ideas by Acadian Driftwood on: March 28, 2010 03:10:57 PM
I juggle and unicycle, as well as some other random tricks to a moderate standard - anyone interested in a skills swap? For instance, I'd like to learn poi, so I'd love a handmade set. Or a bag that would fit juggling rings as well as clubs without it all falling out. The crafts could also be a skills-themed shirt or wall art, anything really! I'd be interested in organizing, but I don't have the time until summer, so sign ups would probably be in June. I'd love to hear any ideas you all have about how to make this a cool swap, or things you'd want on the questionnaire!

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375  Labyrinth and Shaun of the Dead inspired key chains in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Acadian Driftwood on: March 09, 2010 07:07:24 AM
I did both of these for swaps. The first one references Hoggle from Labyrinth - his jewels, and the peach he gives Sarah.

The pit is dried, painted, and wire wrapped, and the leaf is fabric sewn onto felt for structure.

The next one is a cricket bat from Shaun of the Dead. Very useful for fending off zombies!


I whittled down a branch from my yard, I'm guessing it was maple, and sealed it with olive oil. The handle was wrapped with electrical tape (I have no idea why I have so much electrical tape, but I do).

Thanks for letting me show off. Wink
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376  Re: craftalong to, post a project on every completed projects board in craftster in Craftalongs by Acadian Driftwood on: March 05, 2010 11:18:10 AM
34.   Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General

Stethoscope bag (links to tutorial) for my boyfriend!

I'm not giving it its own topic, because it's not anything new, I only added a pocket to queenofdiy's tutorial. I'm still gonna show it off to you guys, though! Cheesy

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377  Re: TUTORIAL: Straight Sided Triangular Cosmetic Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Acadian Driftwood on: March 05, 2010 11:09:26 AM
So queenofdiy, after you found the dimensions for the bag I needed, I ended up using this tutorial to make it! I altered the measurements with a few stumbles, and added a pocket before I sewed up the lining. I'm really happy with it, though. So thanks for all your help! The little squares at the ends of the zipper were especially helpful.

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378  Re: Altered Journal-a-long in Craftalongs by Acadian Driftwood on: March 04, 2010 02:20:25 PM
I can never amass a significant amount of pages to post at once, I always get excited to show you all whenever my little sprees are done. Like now!

I'd like to do this with paint, but I don't have anything I can use right now. I've titled this page "sharpie headache." Wink This is a really fun technique, though! I encourage you to try it.
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379  Re: craftalong to, post a project on every completed projects board in craftster in Craftalongs by Acadian Driftwood on: March 04, 2010 10:08:03 AM
I briefly considered counting projects I'd already done - but then what's the point of the craftalong? I wanted to challenge myself do do different types of things.

With that said, here are my first dotees!

38.   Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects

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380  Hissing cockroach, Pirate, and Embroidered dotees in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Acadian Driftwood on: March 04, 2010 10:03:32 AM

I made these three for round 8 of the dotees swap - my first! After I finished them I just wanted to make more.

My first partner liked pirates and mermaids - so I made Bartholomew James and his daydream.

My next partner had this great quote in her questionnaire: "to fare on - fusing the self that wakes with the self that dreams." I based Dahlia off of that.

My last partner liked weird things... and insects! I wonder if anyone's ever made a Madagascar hissing cockroach dotee before? This is Anosy.

Thanks for lookin'!
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