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1  Re: STS Winter Market 2015 **Gallery** in The Swap Gallery by Abbeeroad on: Today at 11:08:24 AM
Sold to Smeddley!

Wood-burned beads - 0.5 points

Bead Soup: 0.5 points

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2  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Fall Semester Sept 1-November 30, 2015 ~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by Abbeeroad on: October 07, 2015 06:27:41 AM
In the spirit of full disclosure, here are what my scraps look like completely washed and dried:

The purple and yellow were dyes I mixed up that day, which is why I think I got more color there. The blues I mixed up weeks ago, and I got a lot of fading.

And completely by coincidence, there's a natural dye workshop happening in a couple weeks a bit south of me - I'm seriously considering signing up!
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3  Yarn Wrapped Necklace with Wood-burned Beads in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Abbeeroad on: October 06, 2015 07:08:58 AM
I made this necklace with some cotton yarn I dyed and some plain wooden beads enhanced with a wood-burning pen.

I wrapped some beading cord with the dyed yarn, making loops at each end for clasp attachment and stringing on some wooden beads. I really love how it came out and will definitely be playing around with this technique more - I have plenty of yarn left!

Here's a close up of the beads:

And a wearing pic for fun and size ref:

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4  Wood Prayer Flags in Completed Projects by Abbeeroad on: October 06, 2015 06:56:32 AM
I've been kind of obsessed with my wood-burner lately - I'm seeing every wooden surface as something I can potentially "enhance." Wink

These little guys came out of an afternoon of experimenting with some cheap wooden pieces I picked up at Michaels, my burner (of course), watercolors and stamps, and some twine.

I burned them first, then strategically applied some watercolor paints and stamped the messages in the center. Each flag got three coats with a clear spray sealant and was attached to twine for hanging!
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5  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Fall Semester Sept 1-November 30, 2015 ~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by Abbeeroad on: October 05, 2015 06:58:27 AM
Love the little robot finger puppets!!

I had a super crafty weekend, yay! Time to turn in some assignments.

Class: Apparition
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Wood-burned beads
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: Wood-burning on such a small, round surface definitely requires single-mindedness! I definitely caught my fingers a couple times! Ouch!
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Class: Charms
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Heart Tie-Dye Tank
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: Multiple colors galore! This was my first attempt at a heart tie-dye - I'm pretty happy with it.
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Class: Divination
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: LWI-dyed scraps
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: If dyeing is second-nature to me - low water immersion dyeing is 1st, haha. I threw some scrap fabric into a cup with lots of dye and here are my results - they will pop up in future projects, I'm sure.
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Class: History of Magic
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Dyed Yarn Experiment
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: I bought some cotton yarn for a project a long time ago that never panned out. So I decided to take a risk and experiment with dyeing it. The colors definitely muddied a bit, so I'm still on the fence about the success of this one...
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Class: Muggle Studies
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Mixed-media Necklace
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: I heard that muggles wear yarn, but I wasn't sure exactly how. Certainly not as jumpers like wizards do, right? So I played around with the yarn I dyed to make a muggle clothing accessory. I have the perfect robes to wear this with...Wink
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6  Re: 2015 Shop the Swap discussion thread in New Swap Theme Ideas by Abbeeroad on: October 05, 2015 06:19:53 AM
Good luck, whitterp! I hope you find your neighborhood just as you left it.

I'm adding a few little things to my shop!

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7  Re: STS Winter Market 2015 **Gallery** in The Swap Gallery by Abbeeroad on: October 02, 2015 06:01:07 AM
Sold to jillybeans:

Tribal Necklace - 1 point

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8  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Fall Semester Sept 1-November 30, 2015 ~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by Abbeeroad on: October 01, 2015 06:54:52 AM

The Iron Chef Mushroom Challenge is now CLOSED. A big congrats to our Iron Chefs this month:

You each have been entered once into the giveaway at semester's end!

Just in case anyone missed it, all who participate in Iron Chef Hogwarts will earn one chance to win per recipe entry. What is the prize you ask? A spoon wood-burned with the deathly hallows symbol - perfect for any Iron Chef.  Grin

And now - the new secret ingredient for October is.....


All secret ingredients are chosen at random from a list of ingredients that have been actual Iron Chef secret ingredients on the US muggle television show. That being said, if you are allergic to any ingredient posted, you may still enter and earn your badge IF you choose a recipe that is traditionally made with the secret ingredient but substitute that single ingredient with an allergy-safe version. Please call out any substitutions in your post. Only substitutions based on allergy or other health-related dietary restrictions will be accepted.

If you participated in Iron Chef Hogwarts in September, participating in October will earn you another chance to win! So Happy Cooking all!

Any questions, comments, or concerns, please don't hesitate to let me know!
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9  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Fall Semester Sept 1-November 30, 2015 ~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by Abbeeroad on: September 30, 2015 12:39:24 PM
Class: Astronomy
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Prayer Flag Set
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: I took a little different spin on the traditional prayer flag and made some wooden versions - wood burned and painted, then little messages stamped onto each one! Prayer flag stars with P! Smiley
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Challenge: PS#3 - Plant Pains
Team: The Witches of East Hogsmeade (Mistress Jennie & FiberAlchemist)
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Wood-burned Halloween Block
Project Link N/A
Brief Description: Made using my favorite heat tool, my wood-burning pen, this little Halloween block features Pumpkin Spice Latte on one side and a Witches House on the other - perfect for the season!

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10  Re: STS Winter Market 2015 **Gallery** in The Swap Gallery by Abbeeroad on: September 30, 2015 06:07:08 AM
Sold to alteredmommy:

"Be Happy" and "be wild" (these are my faves, too! Cheesy)

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