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21  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ on: February 28, 2017 05:50:17 PM
Research Project Name: Zentangle Postcard Project
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Community, Epic
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451730.0
Brief Description: If there was an Epically Epic category, this would fall into it.  The pattern books alone were probably an Epic research project (if anyone wants a pdf of the pattern books, PM me your email address, I'll send it to you, I think I have all three, I know I have the last two).  The rest of the story is in the link!
Project Picture:


Many many many many MANY more pictures in the link.


Prompt: Zap #1
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Blood Drop
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Blood drops (squeezies to use while you donate)...  in Public Works and Parks colors!  Our city often has Police vs Fire blood drives (I make blue and red blood drops for those!), and why should those departments have all the glory?!  So I made some orange Public Works and green Parks Department drops to give away at the next blood drive (I'll make some more red and blue as well).
Project Picture: (see below)

Prompt: Zap #2
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Blood Drop
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Blood drops (squeezies to use while you donate)...  in Public Works and Parks colors!  Our city often has Police vs Fire blood drives (I make blue and red blood drops for those!), and why should those departments have all the glory?!  So I made some orange Public Works and green Parks Department drops to give away at the next blood drive (I'll make some more red and blue as well).
Project Picture: (see below)

Prompt: Zap #3
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Blood Drop
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Blood drops (squeezies to use while you donate)...  in Public Works and Parks colors!  Our city often has Police vs Fire blood drives (I make blue and red blood drops for those!), and why should those departments have all the glory?!  So I made some orange Public Works and green Parks Department drops to give away at the next blood drive (I'll make some more red and blue as well).
Project Picture: (see below)

Prompt: Zap #4
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Blood Drop
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Blood drops (squeezies to use while you donate)...  in Public Works and Parks colors!  Our city often has Police vs Fire blood drives (I make blue and red blood drops for those!), and why should those departments have all the glory?!  So I made some orange Public Works and green Parks Department drops to give away at the next blood drive (I'll make some more red and blue as well).
Project Picture: (see below)

All four Zaps!


22  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Thing-A-Day Feb 2017 Craftalong on: February 28, 2017 05:39:27 PM
craftylittlemonkey, they get to keep them and take them to all their donations in the future!  J

Last two days were spent finishing up my Postcard Project for the Nerd Games... I made a post about the project:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451730.0

I doodled 15 postcards in the last two days... I admit the last few were a little rushed and sloppy, but I just wanted to get them DONE.

WHHHHHOOOOO!  I'm so stoked I did it, but also soooooo glad February is over... *collapses in exhaustion*
23  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Postcard Project on: February 28, 2017 05:31:42 PM
Backstory, feel free to skip: in 2012 I started my yearly goal book, with the intention of only ever completing 50%.  Because of this, I put "Send 50 Postsecret Postcards", thinking I'd finally send one or two and that would be it.  Fast forward to 2014 and suddenly I was looking back to undone goals from years past, with the notion of eventually completing them.  Then skip to 2016, where I realized that to actually complete some of the goals, some... modifications would be required.  I couldn't imagine sending in 48 more Postsecrets, so I amended it to "Postcards Sent" and the Word-of-the-Day, Doodled Postcard Story was born.

My first postcard wasn't anything near an official Zentangle....



Just real doodling around a word.  But these tiny doodles were really hard work... so I decided to make a book of actual Tangles (mostly) and use dice to determine what random tangle I was going to do.  Of course, for reproducability, I decided to do them on the computer, which was really, really hard.  It's hard to "doodle" on a computer without a pen and tablet!  The straight lines were easy, though!

The book had 100 Tangles, and using two 10-sided dice you would "pick" a random doodle.



But soon I found flipping the pages was really tiring.  And I really hated some of the Tangles.  So I reformated it to fit 6 to a page, 4"x6", with some of the very similar patterns having the same number so if you rolled that number you could choose, and it made the random Tangles more distinct and different looking.



AND THEN... I decided to make one for a friend, but realized the typical little 4"x6" portrait-oriented photo album had a lot more pages... so on top of flipping the orientation, I separated out all the tangles I had AND added more to come up with 200 Tangle options, numbered 10-209, because you now roll a 20-sided die and a 10-sided die.



I think almost as much time went into preparing for this project as doing the project.  

If anyone would like a PDF of any of the book formats, PM me, I'm pretty sure I have all three formats, I don't know how to do the Dropbox thing but I can email them.

Of course, I also had to write a little drabble for the back of each of the postcards, using the Word of the Day on the front.



Good thing writing was also a goal!

And then... and then it was time to tangle...














All that was left was to randomly send them to my friends, and I think they got a kick out of them!
24  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles on: February 28, 2017 04:48:02 PM
I got my Research Project done, I just need to find/format the eleventy billion pictures and write a post...  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

But yay, I finished something!  Unlike my printing at work today, because grrrrrrr Windows 10.... Angry
25  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! on: February 27, 2017 04:02:41 PM
I know some people who really need that winosaur!!!
26  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles on: February 27, 2017 08:53:27 AM
I'm in my final push to try to get my epic Zentangled postcard project done before the end of the month. Yeah, remember waaaaaaay back when I posted the pattern book I made, then remade? O.o

27  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Thing-A-Day Feb 2017 Craftalong on: February 26, 2017 06:54:07 PM
Saturday and Sunday were blood drops (squeezies to use while you donate)...  in Public Works and Parks colors!  Our city often has Police vs Fire blood drives (I make blue and red blood drops for those!), and why should those departments have all the glory?!  So I made some orange Public Works and green Parks Department drops to give away at the next blood drive (I'll make some more red and blue as well).

28  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! on: February 25, 2017 01:49:11 PM
Sorry, this is going to be long - between thing-a-day and my reading challenge, I haven't posted anything (plus an annoying glitch in Firefox is making everything sooooooo slow it's like dial-up days!  Okay, not quite, but it's annoying).

Bluebird
Bluebird Pattern: http://tericrews.blogspot.com/p/free-simply-cute-blue-bird-crochet.html


Pumpkin Pies!
The first two are patterns I found, the third I combined what I thought was the best of each and added my own alterations (pie pan flange).
Pie 1

Pattern: http://craftyiscool.blogspot.com/2011/11/free-pattern-friday-squeeze-n-sniff.html

Pie 2

Pattern: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmXHL3Z0ps4

Pie 3:


Cherry Pie
Made up from the combination of the other two pie patterns and winging it.


Bunnies!
The pattern is in French.  I do not speak French, not even a little.  With the help of much internet (web sites that give french abbreviations for crochet stitches and Google Translate) and some math (thankfully, they had the number of stitches after every round) I kind of got it... I realized what I'd done wrong and made another, that time with completely different errors! My favorite Google translate phrase:
Rembourrer la tte de ouate = Pad the wadding head
Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/valentin

Bunny #1:


Bunny #2 (also, you can see I did give Bunny One eyes there in the background, it was just too creepy without!)


Dragon
Dragon Pattern: http://heavens-hellcat.livejournal.com/807.html


Duckie!
This is for the Little Yellow Duck Project, but I haven't had time to make the card or abandon it yet, and the park I was going to leave it in was just (three nights ago) very close to police activity (hunting for a murderer and/or his weapon) and I don't think leaving things lying about is the best idea just now.  Maybe in a month or two!


Death of Rats (aka The Grimm Squeaker)
I modified the pattern slightly, using the bunny hands and closing the bottom so it's an ami and not an egg cozy.
Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rattus-mortei


Poodle in a People skirt ATC


Shopping bag
From my absolutely favorite Craftster Tute ever: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177482.0


Sheep!
Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bobble-sheep


Leaves
Pattern: http://www.thepaintedhinge.com/2015/08/31/fall-maple-leaves-free-crochet-pattern/


Crochet Skull Scarf
Pattern: http://www.glamour-4-you.com/blog/free-patternskull-love?utm_source=moogly+Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=006d46785f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b2d00989e-006d46785f-61670117


Pie Bunting
Pattern: http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2014/11/crochet-pumpkin-pie-bunting.html

29  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ on: February 25, 2017 01:32:22 PM
Sorry, this is going to be long - between thing-a-day and my reading challenge, I haven't posted anything (plus an annoying glitch in Firefox is making everything sooooooo slow it's like dial-up days!  Okay, not quite, but it's annoying).

Prompt: December - Showtunes
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: WIP It
Project Name: Bluebird (on my shoulder, makes me happppppy!)
Brief Description: I've had this poor little guy sitting around unfinished for eons, it was time to give him a beak and eyes!
Bluebird Pattern: http://tericrews.blogspot.com/p/free-simply-cute-blue-bird-crochet.html
Project Picture:



Prompt: December - EDM
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Pumpkin Pie, Take 3
Brief Description: I took elements of both Pie 1 and Pie 2, then added my own alterations (pie pan flange) to come up with this.
Project Picture:


The two original pies:
Pie 1

Pattern: http://craftyiscool.blogspot.com/2011/11/free-pattern-friday-squeeze-n-sniff.html

Pie 2

Pattern: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmXHL3Z0ps4

Prompt:  January - Pitfall!
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Brain Power
Project Name: Bunny
Brief Description: I know what you're saying, you're thinking, Smaeddley, crochet is absolutely nothing new to you.  But following (trying to follow) a crochet pattern written in FRENCH is.  I do not speak French, not even a little.  With the help of much internet (web sites that give french abbreviations for crochet stitches and Google Translate) and some math (thankfully, they had the number of stitches after every round) I kind of got it... I realized what I'd done wrong and made another, that time with completely different errors! (And no, the pattern didn't call for eyes) My favorite Google translate phrase:
Rembourrer la tte de ouate = Pad the wadding head
If you want to make the bunny: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/valentin
Project Picture:



Prompt: January - Zelda
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: WIP It
Project Name:  Dragon
Brief Description: Another ami that has been sitting, disassembled, on my desk for months and months (I hate sewing amis together!).
Dragon Pattern: http://heavens-hellcat.livejournal.com/807.html
Project Picture:



This pictures refers to the next three prompts:

L-R - Fruity Pebble Cookies, Carrot Cookies, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Prompt: December - Jazz
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Engineering
Project Name:  Carrot Cookies!
Brief Description: I was looking for cookies to make one day (love trying new recipes!) and I found one in a cookbook, but it called for raisins and chopped nuts, as well as oatmeal.  I had plenty of oatmeal, but I hate buying raisins because I ise them for one recipe and then they turn into a brick in the cabinet.  But I DID have Raisin, Date, and Walnut instant oatmeal... three packages of that worked like a treat!  
Project Picture: (see above)
Recipe:
Cream together:
1 C butter
1 C packed brown sugar

Add:
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Mix in:
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Combine:
1 1/2 C finely shredded carrots
3 packages Raisin/Date/Walnut instant oatmeal

Incorporate:
1 1/2 C flour

Drop by spoonfuls on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 375*F for about 8 minutes.


Prompt: January - Pacman
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Fruity Pebbles Cookies
Brief Description: These are super, super sweet!
Recipe here: http://myfindsonline.com/fruity-pebbles-chocolate-chip-cookies/
Project Picture: (see above)

Prompt: February - Action
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips
Brief Description: I've found that when I write down recipes for cookies, I just list the ingredients, then the temp, time, and if it says what to do with the cookie sheet (greased, ungreased, parchment).  And when I share recipes with people who don't make as many cookies (that container represents what I do EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND we game, so I spent 4-5 hours baking most weekends!) I need to make sure I break it down.  Because there's a very specific order you need to mix the ingredients when you make cookies, or it really doesn't work.  You'd think, in the end, if it all gets mixed it would be fine, but I think there's some alchemy or witchcraft that happens in the "creaming butter" then "whipping in eggs" - and if you forget to add the baking soda (or powder) then try to incorporate it after you mix in the flour?  Good luck getting that mixed in right!  And never, ever, forget the flour entirely (RIP, medium-sized cookie sheet, you are gone but not forgotten).
Project Picture: (see above)

Prompt: January - Warcraft
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Duckie!
Brief Description: I collect Rubber Ducks, and love ducks in general.  This is for the Little Yellow Duck Project, but I haven't had time to make the card or abandon it yet, and the park I was going to leave it in was just (three nights ago) very close to police activity (hunting for a murderer and/or his weapon) and I don't think leaving things lying about is the best idea just now.  Maybe in a month or two!
Project Picture:


Prompt: February Battle - Comedy!
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Death of Rats (aka The Grimm Squeaker)
Brief Description: Discworld is one of the best, most hilarious things ever, and the Death books are my absolute favorite.  Comedy all the way!  I modified the pattern slightly, using the bunny hands and closing the bottom so it's an ami and not an egg cozy.
Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rattus-mortei
Project Picture:


Prompt: February - Independent
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Swaptastic
Project Name: Poodle in a People skirt ATC
Brief Description: For the Grumbacher ATC swap on Facebook, just a piece of cardstock and colored pencils - certainly less than $5 worth of materials, as they were even Crayola colored pencils!
Project Picture:


Prompt: February - Sci-Fi
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: WIP It
Project Name: Shopping bag
Brief Description:  I think the outside pieces of this bag have been cut out for about 4 years... finally got around to sewing it!  You certainly would need carrying capacity during the apocalypse, and this baby can hold a lot of food!  You can get four two-liter bottles in there, it'll hold up, and you won't get that plastic bag burn on your forearm!  Though, admittedly, the fabric pattern won't do a ton for your tough street cred...
Project Picture:



Prompt: February - Documentary
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Sheep!
Brief Description: A sheep is a real animal, and it's even a fairly real representation of a sheep!  Most unlike most of my amis...  and all those bobble stitches certainly created a very real pain in my hand...
Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bobble-sheep
Project Picture:


Prompt: February - Horror
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Bunny (take two)
Brief Description: Completely from stash, bunny #2 (also, you can see I did give Bunny One eyes there in the background, it was just too creepy without!)
Project Picture:



Prompt: Free-Range Crafting 1
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Cherry Pie
Brief Description: Made up from the combination of the other two pie patterns and winging it.
Project Picture:



Prompt: Free-Range Crafting 2
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Leaves
Brief Description: So many crocheted leaves...
Pattern: http://www.thepaintedhinge.com/2015/08/31/fall-maple-leaves-free-crochet-pattern/
Project Picture:



Prompt: Big Time Project #2
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Crochet Skull Scarf
Brief Description: This took forever and a day, I didn't expect it to take so long, even though I knew the squares took time from when I made the shawl...
Pattern: http://www.glamour-4-you.com/blog/free-patternskull-love?utm_source=moogly+Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=006d46785f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b2d00989e-006d46785f-61670117
Project Picture:



Prompt: UFO Signting
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Cover Up
Project Name: Pie Bunting
Brief Description: I started this back last October for Pumpkin All The Things, it will now be part of PATT 2017 because it's done at last!  Buntings can be used to cover up mars, dings, and smudges on the walls!
Pattern: http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2014/11/crochet-pumpkin-pie-bunting.html
Project Picture:
30  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Thing-A-Day Feb 2017 Craftalong on: February 25, 2017 12:22:37 PM
Sure!  It's originally from "The Little Guides: Cookies" but I've modified it a bit.

Cream together:
1 C butter
1 C packed brown sugar

Add:
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Mix in:
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Combine:
1 1/2 C finely shredded carrots
3 packages Raisin/Date/Walnut instant oatmeal

Incorporate:
1 1/2 C flour

Drop by spoonfuls on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 375*F for about 8 minutes.
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