Great little pokemon, puzzled-penguin. I can think of several people who would want to catch him
Research Project Name: moulage Team: randomizer Bonus Points: Project Link: more notes here: http://flairily.blogspot.com/2015/04/moulage-and-sloper.html Brief Description: I proposed this in the midst of a crafting slump to give me a push, and, boy, did it work! The ideas are flowing! Dunno if they'll work, and I really should do some other things first, but the crafting side is certainly back. I had a lot of fun (some "grrrr"ing too, but that made the end-product that much sweeter.) For those who don't know, a moulage is like a body-double, a sausage casing made for your body. It has just enough ease so you can try it on and not bust it. It's made out of woven fabric. It took me days and tears to fit a normal sloper. It took 1 fun class to make my first moulage. For me it was so much easier! Make trial: Almost perfect. Make just a couple of small adjustments: Perfect! Once you have it, you can use the paper pattern of it to check the fit of clothing, make a sloper (and use it to check the fit of other clothing patterns,) make your own patterns and other things. They can actually be really quick, but I knew I'd take time to whine, and I feel guilty sewing for myself even when I have no ideas for anyone else. Project Picture:
Prompt: April Battle - Sherlock Team: randomizer Bonus Points: Project Name: sloper Project Link: (if available) Brief Description: I fell in love with the Sherlock Holmes short stories as a kid. When sewing and fitting you've gotta pay attention to the details: what's wrong, what's right, what line do I need to trace. As you may have noticed on the pattern above, I missed a couple of lines and had to go back after making this up to check things. Tired crafting is dangerous. Project Picture:
Note to self: Go and pin projects starting on pg. 17 and update T.R. Headquarters while you're at it once you're over the flu
Prompt: march flash mob Team: randomizer Bonus Points: Project Name: another round of the noodle thing Project Link: (if available) Brief Description: I do cook more than the noodle thing, but they usually don't take me more than half an hour to throw together. Well, maybe they do. I should look at the clock next time. Anyway... There were a lot of mafia movies in the 80s. Noodles, mafia, you know. Project Picture:
Prompt: march battle - past Team: randomizer Bonus Points: (include which bonus points you think you've earned, e.g., Giver, Engineering, UFO) Project Name: pin curls Project Link: (if available) Brief Description: PI PROJECT! Curls are circular. I got it in my head to try pin curls. Everyone was doing them back in the day It wasn't as much work or as uncomfortable to sleep in as I'd thought it would be. Project Picture:
Isn't the tin great? I love mail. Even the bottom is decorated:
And what is inside?
Magic rabbits! They're fantastically small and adorable.
She says the 4 say they can do coin tricks. She sent along a Swedish coin for them to practice with. There's a little copy of Tales of Beedle the Bard for them to read on their journeys with me. And what's that button?
An emergency portkey!
Thank you so much, Annchen! Everything is wonderful!
Since you seem to be having some trouble with photos, here are some more of what I sent:
Wow, LM! You officially take the prize for most projects in 1 post- I've never had all the tabs I open to pin things not fit at the top of my screen before I love those cards, the fabric baskets, your new purse, and the doll. He is super impressive!
Wonderful box, Inselaeffchen!
Prompt: December Japan Team: Randomizer Bonus Points: Project Name: Lil' Monster Project Link: (if available) Brief Description: I started making this- the blue and green monster, not the dalek -for the little traveler swap, but it just wasn't turning out the way I wanted. My mother was ooing over him, though, so now he's hers. Project Picture:
Prompt: February Battle - Fabric Team: Randomizer Bonus Points: (include which bonus points you think you've earned, e.g., Giver, Engineering, UFO) Project Name: Lil' Traveler Project Link: (if available) Brief Description: After try #1, this guy came along. He went through several versions. I kept trying to make him fancier, but it just wasn't working. I think he's kinda cute. Project Picture:
Prompt: February Mob Team: Randomizer Bonus Points: (include which bonus points you think you've earned, e.g., Giver, Engineering, UFO) Project Name: Lil' Traveler's Tin Project Link: (if available) Brief Description: My first altoid tin decorating project, but I've had a bunch in my stash forever. I tried paper. I tried yarn. I tried beads. Then I raided my stash of my favorite supply and the one I'm most used to working with: Fabric! There's some yarn, too, that was leftover from another project. So was the glue. Project Picture:
Prompt: Feb. Paint the Town Team: Randomizer Bonus Points: Project Name: Wockets in Pockets Project Link: (if available) Brief Description: I'm not a Dr. Seuss fan. There, I said it. Nothing against him, I just don't care for his books and never have. I do, however, love Monsters, Inc. which takes place- mostly -in the city of Monstropolis. So, for Dr. Seuss day, I decorated the classroom door with construction paper and goggly eye monsters in pockets, a la There's a Wocket in My Pocket for others, but, for me, a la Monster's Inc- but not nearly as cool. Project Picture:
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Christmas was a while ago, but with life and all my friends and I take a while to meet up and exchange gifts.
This exploding etui went to D:
This one went to E:
D. and E. love to craft. I've found these boxes incredibly handy for storing things. I made theirs 4"x4"x2", tall enough to comfortably store thread on its side. The grommet tape works great for storing blunt-tipped needles! The weave is loose enough but not too much so. I'm certain they can think of other uses as well.
*feeling a bit weird posting non-kale-y things, but there is something green*
Prompt: February Dye Team: Randomizer Bonus Points: Project Name: Neverending Macaron Project Link: not yet Brief Description: For the Winter Nerd Battles Swap. It was a blast! I finally was able to swap with Smeddley (who, it turns out, does not have a cat.) I was rather intimidated. She hinted at wanting a macaron, though, so I made her one inspired by The Neverending Story. Project Picture:
Prompt: December Galapagos Team: Randomizer Bonus Points: UFO Project Name: Hello, My Name Is Agent Project Link: not yet Brief Description: Inspired by a line Avengers and it works for Carter now too. Evolution is a word that gets used often in SHIELD-land. Project Picture:
Prompt: December New Zealand Team: Randomizer Bonus Points: Project Name: Exploding Box Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438106 Brief Description: Another Christmas present. The twin of the one I posted earlier. My friend E. loves NZ and LOTR, so she got green. Project Picture:
Aw, thanks! Smeddley, I am so happy you're happy with your things! I'm thrilled with mine!
After snapping some pics while the sun was still peeking out and wrangling technology into submission, here's what Smeddley was wonderful enough to send me:
A red hood! I love hats that cover my ears and this one incorporates my folk and fairy tale theme. *Thumbs up* I hadn't noticed, but I pinned this pattern multiple times. Figures. It's super! (Nevermind my stupid expression.) You can see a bit more here:
For the supply portion she sent me a bagful- literally -of trims!
I love trims. Like I told her, though, I'm too cheap to buy bunches so I wander away sadly after ogling them in the store. But these are mine now. Mine! YAY!
Thank you so much, Smeddley! You are a fab partner. Anytime.