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11  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Spring Semester Mar 1-May 31, 2015 ~ JOIN ANYTIME! in Craftalongs by Abbeeroad on: May 11, 2015 01:37:58 PM
Awesome stuff, all! May is a little crazy for me, so I'm not sure how many projects I'll fit in before the end of the semester, but I HAVE to get this one in, so here goes.

Challenge: Detention in the Dungeons (MAY)
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Kid Lab Coat
Project Page Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439280.new#new
Brief Description: I picked up a pattern AGES ago with the intent of making some clothes for my kiddo, but once I cut out the pieces, it kind of just sat around. Then my kid saw Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, and requested a lab coat like Flint Lockwood's. I knew I could reconfigure the pattern I had to turn it into a lab coat, so a few tweaks later, I had a working pattern. However, I have a slight problem with keeping white fabric white in my house (I may or may not have a tie-dye problem), so several purchases of white fabric and/or potentially repurpose-able white sheets never made it through the tie-dye gauntlet that is the "Road" House. Finally, finally, with a sixth birthday date looming close I managed to gather two yards of untouched white cotton and complete this long-time WIP last weekend. Now it just has to stay white until after the birthday party on Saturday! Wink
Project Pictures:

Finished product:



Original pattern (C):



Happy kid (finally!):

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12  Kid Lab Coat for at-home Mad Sciencing in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Abbeeroad on: May 11, 2015 01:18:57 PM
My kiddo is obsessed with at-home science experiments. Pretty much every time I go food shopping I have to stock up on Alka-Seltzer, Mentos, diet Coke, baking soda, vinegar, and food coloring, just to name a few favorites. In addition, he has been asking for a lab coat since he first saw Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (remember the scene where Flint gets his first lab coat? My son does!). Since he's turning six (!!) very soon and we are having a (what else?) science-themed birthday party, I finally got around to making him a lab coat of his very own. His only prerequisite was that it had "inside" pockets - for important science stuff, of course.

Here's the finished product:



I started with this pattern I picked up at the thrift store ages ago (pattern C) and ~2 yards of white cotton:



Some modifications I made to the pattern are as follows: I lengthened the pattern sleeves and the shirt overall and increased the number of pockets from one to six (three outside and three inside). The collar part was confusing and I ended up with extra fabric in the front, which became neat little lapels, so I'm cool with it. Grin



The skull logo just adds a bit of personalization.  Wink



Inside pockets in use:



Poorly-lit picture of a happy kid:



Thanks for looking!
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13  Re: Stitching INCHIES Craftalong *JOIN IN ANYTIME!!* in Craftalongs by Abbeeroad on: May 07, 2015 08:42:54 AM
I made these wooden twinchies for spikefan in the STS swap. It's great to get a inspirational nudge from a fellow craftster-er. Grin



The pic isn't that great, but they are supposed to be: fire, abstract, tribal, and space inspired, respectively.
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14  Re: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!! in The Swap Gallery by Abbeeroad on: May 06, 2015 01:45:30 PM
Awesome stuff ladies!! Love it all.

Unfortunately I was not as diligent as I should have been with taking pics of my package for Maman...here's what I do have...

A group shot of sorts:



You can see lots of tie-dye, the Buddha necklace, and a bit of the yoga belt I made.

I made Maman tie-dye leggings like these (but these are MINE Grin):



With a lotus stamp on the upper left corner...similar to this one that's on the back of her daughter's tie-dye:



And this one that's on a lavender sachet I also sent:



Here's another close-up shot of one of the tie-dyes:



And a little wood-burned sign (the only pic I have of it is among my messy craft space!):



I also sent a hand-dyed fat quarter in reds and oranges, but I did't get a pic of that...

Glad you liked it Maman! Sorry I didn't take pre-send pics! Hope you'll post some awesome action shots when you can!! Wink
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15  Re: STS Spring Market 2015 **Gallery** in The Swap Gallery by Abbeeroad on: May 04, 2015 07:02:58 AM
Headed their way to MissingWillow today - 2 more cups of beads!  Grin



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16  Re: STS Spring Market 2015 **Gallery** in The Swap Gallery by Abbeeroad on: April 30, 2015 10:27:31 AM
Sold to spikefan:

Custom for spikefan - wood-burned twinchies - .25 points each or all 4 for 1 point (your choice Smiley)



Thanks! Grin
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17  Tie-Dye Fold Experimentation in Dyeing: Completed Projects by Abbeeroad on: April 28, 2015 01:17:55 PM
My kiddo and I had a dye-fest this past weekend, and we decided to try some new folding techniques. I did the folding and my kiddo did all the dyeing! Here are our results, shown off by the master dyer himself. Wink

1. The Bullseye:



2. The Radiowave:



3. The Accordion:



4. The Scrunch:



5. The Box or Zig-zag:



Thanks for looking! Cheesy
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18  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Spring Semester Mar 1-May 31, 2015 ~ JOIN ANYTIME! in Craftalongs by Abbeeroad on: April 28, 2015 12:55:43 PM
Challenge: Detention in the Dungeons: April
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Lavender sachet
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: This little sachet is filled with dried lavender blossoms, which smell heavenly!
Project Picture:



Class: Divination
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Zig-zag tie-dye shirt
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: January's flower is the carnation, a flower that comes in a wide variety of colors, much like this tie-dye!
Project Picture:



Class: Muggle Studies
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Tie-dye Fat Quarters
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: Inspired by Robert Plant's song Tie-Dye on the Highway these fat quarters are dyed in traditional tie-dye style with a variety of folding techniques.
Project Picture:



Class: Study of Ancient Runes
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Spiral tie-dye bag
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: To say my mom is a free spirit is a bit of an understatement. A child of the 60s and 70s, she is as new-age and flighty as you might imagine. This spiral tie-dye reminds me of her care-free nature and colorful spirit.
Project Picture:



Class: Transfiguration
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Quote Magnet
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: I've been playing with the script tool on my wood-burner, er, I mean quill, and working on my lettering. I've got room for improvement for sure, but I'm semi-happy with how this one came out. Added some water color embellishment for this cool little magnet.
Project Picture:

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19  Re: Yoga/Zen/Meditation Swap Gallery!! in The Swap Gallery by Abbeeroad on: April 27, 2015 07:38:00 AM
I get to start! I received a wonderful package from Mamaneedles over the weekend!

First off, this gorgeous woven wall hanging. It's soooo soft!



Next, the best set of mala-style bracelets. The charms are so perfect, Maman. I'm actually wearing these today.



Stacked:



And a mala necklace to go with them!



She also sent not one, but TWO yoga shirts. I LOVE this first one. So clever of you to make it "Omie," Maman!



And detail on the second shirt (my full-length shot was blurry for some reason):



A SKIRT! Embellished with a cool design (is this bleach-dyed, Maman?):



Detail close up:



A GORGEOUS watercolor hamsa painting:



Some calendula seeds and a cute little pot:



And last, but certainly not least, two items from her daughter. A yogi pipe cleaner sculpture that looks just like me! Wink:



And a lovely meditative drawing. I'm hanging this at work where I have a mini art gallery of kiddo art:



Thank you so much, Maman. Everything is perfect and wonderful. I'll get your package in the mail tomorrow!

Namaste!
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20  Re: STS Spring Market 2015 **Gallery** in The Swap Gallery by Abbeeroad on: April 27, 2015 07:32:21 AM
Awesome stuff, A2K - love the wallet.

Sold to spikefan:

Custom for spikefan - shoebill fabric ATC - 1 point



And free point with sale:

Beaded Bracelets - 0.5 points each. 0.25 points each! Specify pink, green, purple, or starfish.



Thanks for the claim!
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