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11  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Thing-A-Day February 2016 Craftalong on: March 01, 2016 05:14:39 AM
I agree with everyone else, this was a great craftalong.  (Though it made me realize how much I let slide around the house when I craft.)  It was fun finding little projects that I could do every day.  Thanks so much WileESongdog!

Here's my final picture dump.  I found one of those coloring pages online to print.  But it took me three days to finish! 

Then I added a tier to a skirt my daughter wanted from the thrift store.

28 was making overnight oatmeal for the first time.  It had mixed reviews from the family.  And I don't make pretty food, so no photo.

Finally, 29 was an attempt at mixed media.  You can't really see the tissue paper on there, and my white gelpen was dead.  But I think it's a keeper.  It reminded me of the fairy tale where the disguised fairy blesses the kind girl that gems and flowers will fall from her lips when she speaks.  Then the rude sister is cursed with snakes and toads instead.  So I added the gems and flowers.  (The single 'ruby' is for a previous verse.)

Thanks again WileESongdog!
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: RAINBOW FISH costume on: February 25, 2016 09:06:29 PM
13  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Thing-A-Day February 2016 Craftalong on: February 24, 2016 07:00:49 PM
Acadian, I like that your mugrugs are big enough for a snack, too.

Always, I understand the monotony of a granny afghan.  I made one long ago for my daughter, and baby-sized it still took a hundred hours!  Didn't help that they were hexagons instead of squares, so the joining wasn't straight.  Are you going to use fantasticmio's continuous join method?  It's brilliant!
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Thing-A-Day February 2016 Craftalong on: February 22, 2016 03:47:52 PM
Wulf, you are amazing!

My offerings are much more humble.  I think I'm losing steam.
19 and 20 are fancy friendship bracelets.  I was looking at the old craftster vs. pinterest craftalong, saw a lovely post by Smeddley, followed it through pinterest to this.  I didn't have any of the actual supplies, so just subbed what I had.

21 is another old family recipe:  Zucchini Pie from my Great Aunt Agnes.  Just think pumpkin pie with a different squash, and meringue.  I remember my Mom making it only once.  She thought it was a main-dish kind a food, what with the zucchini!

22 and 23 are more tiny totoro, no photo.
15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Thing-A-Day February 2016 Craftalong on: February 18, 2016 08:40:39 PM
whatthepuck, I'd never had plum pudding before, either, much less made it.  It wasn't super-fantastic, but it was fun to use a family recipe.

WileESongdog, saving lives is so much better than any old 'thing.'  You're amazing!

Acadian, loving that mugrug block.

Always, I've been casting longing glances at those type of coloring books.  Show us more pages.

Thing 16, head start on shamrocks that I make for my kids every year.  Usually I give them a few so they can give them away.  Every year I have to re-remember how to cro-tat, since this is the only thing I do it on.

Thing 17, a hand drawn tutorial for the running stitch.  (BTW, I only barely know what I'm talking about.)  I'm mailing it to my son who is on his own for the first time, out of the country, and doesn't have access to the internet.

Thing 18, Jam Cake from my grandma's 1939 Household Searchlight Recipe Book.  I make dinner pretty much every night, but don't do dessert very often.  This turned out okay.  Tasted more like a quick bread than cake.  Not very sweet considering it uses 1 1/2 cups jam!

16  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Thing-A-Day February 2016 Craftalong on: February 15, 2016 03:18:32 PM
Hang in there dewshinesdopp.

Whatthepuck, I like the jump ring bracelet.  Care to share how you did it?

ActsofCraftiness, I think ripping out should count as a thing.  Sometimes it takes almost as long as the stitching.

Acadian's goldfinch photos and Wulf's watercolor are both skills I admire and appreciate.

For me, #14 was a plum pudding.  I used my husband's grandmother's recipe, and some of her bottled plums.  It was none too pretty, but tasted yummy.

#15 was adding beads and crystals to pieces that will be attached to a  ballet costume.  It's for the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland.  Here's the bodice embellishment.  You might recognize the organza ribbon flowers from day 2. 

17  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: finally tiny totoro on: February 13, 2016 03:02:46 PM
And a tiny totoro rainbow!

18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Thing-A-Day February 2016 Craftalong on: February 13, 2016 02:51:35 PM
Wow, I love so much that you guys have been doing! This craftalong is fantastic!

I hope it's okay that I've made the same thing for seven days in a row.  They do have different personalities, though.  I'm going to let each of my kids pick one for Valentine's tomorrow.  And any leftovers I'm going to give to little kids at church. 

pattern again
19  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / finally tiny totoro on: February 08, 2016 08:19:44 PM
I finally got around to using Angry Angel's tiny totoro pattern!  here  I ended up making a couple and will probably make more.  I used what I had, so they've got different sizes of eyes, and creative colors.  So cute!

20  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Thing-A-Day February 2016 Craftalong on: February 08, 2016 06:30:21 PM
Wow ActsofCraftiness, those are amazing baby sets!

kbrison, they are super fast to do on the sewing machine.  Set it for the longest straight stitch, and away you go!  I did them in a long chain and cut them apart after.  You just have to make sure to leave a long enough tail at the top so you can tape them to the ceiling.  Here's the finished product.  I love how they gently turn whenever the heater is blowing.

#6  On Saturday I tried making a strawberry bag.  I've had the post here on craftster bookmarked for too long.  But I used the wrong fabrics, and it didn't turn out so well.  Of course, I'm going to share a picture that looks deceptively good.  I may call this a learning experience and have another go, another time.  berry bag post

#7  I finally tried the pattern for a tiny white totoro. So cute!  I don't even mind that I didn't have the right size of eyes.  

#8  Then today I went and got smaller eyes and made another!  No, this color isn't standard, but I may just end up making a rainbow of tiny totoro.  (And it's good for using those small balls of yarn.) pattern on craftster

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