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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*HP Craftalong - Midsummer Semester 2016*~ on: September 16, 2016 02:48:07 PM
Abbeeroad-  There is NOTHING like shock and disbelief to modivation a body.  You would be AMAZED if you saw what I'm building out of pallets this week.  Fred even wore his mended jeans to town.  To the TRACTOR PARTS store!!!!  O.O Smiley
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*HP Craftalong - Midsummer Semester 2016*~ on: September 15, 2016 09:47:30 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Detention: July
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Jeans for the girls
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Brief Description: I've been going through my mending stack, searching for a pair of ABigS's to patch.  I haven't found any yet, but I've found little jeans that I've put of patching for a year.  So long that now they're too small for ALS, but still too big for ABabyS.  Oh well.  That's what I call a WIP.  Anyway, for this pair I patched the knees with purple bandana, to match the purple decals on the back pockets,  (and a layer of cotton sheet) and used light blue crochet thread for the mending.  They'll be ready when ABabyS gets some height of her.  Smiley
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Detention: September
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Jeans for the girls
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Brief Description:  I've been going through my mending stack, searching for a pair of ABigS's to patch.  I haven't found any yet, but I've found little jeans that I've put of patching for a year.  So long that now they're too small for ALS, but still too big for ABabyS.  Oh well.  That's what I call a WIP.  Anyway, for this pair I patched the knees with pink bandana, to match the pink bling on the back pockets, (and a layer of cotton sheet), and used pink crochet thread for the mending.  Since the hemline was trying to unravel I trimmed them and used the pink crochet thread to do a blanket stitch around the hemline.  I think they're more adorable than they started out.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Floo Powder: The Cast Courts
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Sureal shorts for Fred
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Brief Description: In my mend stack I found a pair of shorts, torn from the waistband to the hemline.  According to Fred, it is due to just one nail that caught him about halfway down his shorts, which then ripped in both directions as he tried to walk off, unawares. 

Apparently the fence decided to rip his clothes off.

Now if that doesn't make you laugh, it surely counts as sureal.
Fred said there was NO way I'd be able to fix THAT.  Well, I'm always up for a challenge.  I had to use a seam ripper to sever the thread attaching the crotch flap so I could mend the patch under it.  While mending I realized that a pocket corner needed mending too, so I cut the tread attaching the pocket flap to mend the hole.  When I was all done I used blue jean thread to reattach his flaps.

Are you laughing yet? 
Kids- Whatcha doing?  Me- Sewing your dad's crotch flap with heavy duty thread.  Kids- O.O
I was laughing the whole time.  Rofl
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3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*HP Craftalong - Midsummer Semester 2016*~ on: September 13, 2016 12:21:01 PM
Guys, I love how the word Project has become a thing in our house.  What project are you working on today?  Hey, I need a such-in-such for a project. Yea, I got a project to do.  No, I'm doing that for a project.  Even the little ones.....

AnnoyingLittleSister-  NO ANNOYINGBABYSISTER!!!!!  I NEED THAT FOR A PROJECT!!!!  AnnoyingBabySister- NO!!!!  I'M doing that project!

No, seriously.  It really gets funny.  It's just amazing how that word has worked it's way into our day to day life.  Roflmbo.
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*HP Craftalong - Midsummer Semester 2016*~ on: September 13, 2016 12:01:53 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Floo Powder: Jupiter
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Custom Shoe Lasts
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Brief Description: If duct taping a sock to your foot, and then having to cut it off doesn't make you nervous, you haven't tried it.  First, it gets tight.  EVEN if you're very careful, and you cut the tape (instead of just wrapping it around your foot) into small lengths and then pressing them gently against your sock, it still gets a bit claustrophobic.  And y'all know me, if I haven't done something before I'll go into panic that I'm going to waste materials, and I did.  It turns out I had to use twice as much duct tape because I refused to waste the pretty duct tape, but the plain grey duct tape turned out to be dollar general brand and it didn't STAY stuck.  After a few days it started trying to peel off, so I had to go over it all with the pretty duct tape anyway.  I ran out of the orange duct tape and had to switch to measuring tape duct tape.  Cutting them off is nerve wracking.  GO VERY SLOW.  I stuffed them with grocery store plastic bags, and tapped the top.  The key is to G O  V E R Y  S L O W.  Every part of this project, go slow.  Slower.  SLOW DOWN.  ABS was making shoe lasts too, for moral support, but halfway through she panicked, started screaming GET THEM OFF, and hacked hers off of her.  See?  Nervous.  Now I hope I can tackle the nerve wracking task of trying to make shoes with them.  Rofl. (Not gonna be a waste of wool.  Not gonna be a waste of wool.  Not gonna be a waste of wool.)
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: House Unity
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Gryfendor Patched Jeans
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Brief Description: Fred is a Gryfendor.  Fred has been begging me to patch his jeans all Summer, dropping hints, mentioning how hot working in black jeans is, or how the holes in his jeans are from battery acid from working on the tractor.  Sitting there, staring, as I patch another hole NOT in a pair of his jeans.  Sunday I spent too much time in the sun, inside a project, and Monday I woke up dizzy.  There is no working outside when you're dizzy, so I grumbled and proceeded to tear through my stack of jeans waiting to be mended.  Fred watched in amusement as he prepared to go work on the Ford's starter.  Me- These aren't ABS's jeans.  I need a pair of her jeans to patch for House Pride.  Whose are these?  Fred- Those are mine, but they're too ripped to be mended.  Just use them for fabric.  Me- o.o You're a Gryfendor.  I haven't turned in a House Unity yet.  You need jeans.  I'll mend these.  Fred-  o.O You are NOT going to be able to patch those.  Just dig a pair out of my dresser.

I don't dig through other people's dressers.

So, I patched and mended the pair he'd thrown in my mend stack.  It took me approximately 13 hours.  I'm getting much faster, I think.  I was able to watch the entire 1st season of Vikings, and half of season 2.  Ragnar just got back from England, but hasn't routed Jarl Borg yet.  That man was 2 cats short of a bag of crazy.  Smh.  Anyway, I do believe 1 of these 5 patches is the LARGEST patch I've mended so far.  All patches are a layer of cotton sheet and a layer of red bandana.  I used red tread for the mending.  All knots are fray checked. 

Fred- How did you.......

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5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*HP Craftalong - Midsummer Semester 2016*~ on: September 11, 2016 08:01:20 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Cup: Snitchnip
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: They ripped again.
Brief Description: Mending is not new to me.  I've been mending all Semester.  But it is very hard on my hands.  It gets to the point where it pushes the skin off my fingers, even with calluses.  It physically hurts.  Mending keeps me sitting in one place for a long time, hours.  Part of my adhd makes it physically painful to sit still for periods of time.  This is why I enjoy building so much, because I can move.  It's not monotonous.  I usually don't build the same thing twice.  Things get changed.  Things get mixed up.  But not with mending.  Mending is monotonous.  Mending doesn't change.  So when my green/grey cargo pants ripped, right after I had just patched them, I couldn't even look at them.  I shoved them aside and tried to ignore them.  I couldn't think about them without groaning, and hanging my head.  I knew this patch wasn't going to be quick.  It wasn't going to be small.  It wasn't going to be fast.  It took three seperate patches this time.  There is a patch to cover the actual rip, a patch to join the patches in the front, and a patch to join patches in the back.  I've learned that the next rip is usually right next to a previous patch so I can't leave a section between patches unpatched.  I have tried to make the new patches just overlap the old patches, instead of overlapping by huge sections.  If you look you can see I have a mountain range shaped patch.  The three patches with red/pink thread are the new patches.  I'I'm getting faster at mending, and overlapping less helps, but it was still like pulling teeth to bring myself to do it, and it still hurt my fingers.
In the article that started all of my mending a guy was quoted as saying that the goal was that one day his jeans would be nothing but patches.  I feel I'm way ahead of him. 
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6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*HP Craftalong - Midsummer Semester 2016*~ on: September 04, 2016 07:38:02 PM
Thanks Erin Aquaheart!!!!  It's shocking what you can do with a bandana, isn't it?  I have some more I may try making overalls from.
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*HP Craftalong - Midsummer Semester 2016*~ on: September 04, 2016 06:47:31 PM
@Erin aquaheart, HOLY MOLY, that is one AWESOME Horsea!!!!!!

@Seeuudee- Thank you!!!!  Smiley  I haven't had to go check it but I'm willing to bet they're already all gone.  If deer didn't get them, I bet coons did.  Smiley  The more I build, the more I'm surprised by what I can build.  Smiley  That Apple Dumpling.  *drool*

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Headmistress Challenge: September
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Archery rack
Brief Description: AnnoyingLittleSister and AnnoyingBabySister got a youth compound bow to use while Netchez is practicing with her crossbow.  AnnoyingBabySister isn't strong enough to pull it back yet, but AnnoyingLittleSister and AnnoyingLittleBrother are doing GREAT.  But now they need a place to keep it safe while it's not in use, so I built them a bow rack to keep their archery gack organized. I even left room for a second bow for when they get another one.
The lumber is ALL warped pallet wood (bwahahahaha), the pegs are from used sponge brushes, and the end caps are 410 shell brass with the plastic shell section cut off.  Bwahahahaha. 100% upcycled.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Cup: Flacking
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: A polka dot dress for Bella Kitty
Brief Description: I sewed this dress from a single bandana.  I am experimenting to see what I can sew from just a bandana since so many 18" doll patterns call for 1/2 yard of fabric.  A single bandana is enough for a dress without having to work the pieces to fit as long as it's has a continuous print around the edge of the bandana.  I fold it in half, cut the bodice on the fold line, and then cut the skirt from the rest of the doubled over bandana.  The hemline is already don't for you, but it is also wonkie so you just have to accept that.  No one would notice unless they sew and are examining it for flaws.  I got advice from AnnoyingBigSister who said she liked the strip down the front.  I'm convinced I should have sewn it so the strip doesn't show.  I doubt the girls will care on Christmas morning.  AnnoyingLittleSister already caught me working on it and is disappointed that her doll isn't getting it (yet).  It covers a portion of their doll's body which is based on human anatomy.  
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Cup: Referee
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Mending
Brief Description: I don't really like mending.  That's why I have so much of it waiting to be done.  It hurts my fingers, and forces me to sit still, which is physically painful for me.  BUT yesterday morning Netchez came wandering into my room with a pair of camo cargo pants with a TINY Itty bitty 2"-3" tear.  Netchez- These pants have a rip in them.  They can't be fixed, can they?  I'm gonna cut them up and make them into doll clothes.  Me- O.O GIVE ME THOSE!!!!!  *starts mending the ONE tiny spot*
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8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*HP Craftalong - Midsummer Semester 2016*~ on: September 02, 2016 08:49:58 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Cup: Seeker
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Salt Block Holder and Apple Tree
Brief Description: I thought I was gonna turn these projects in for Stooging, but as easy as the salt block holder was to build from pallet wood I found while on a trip to town, the apple tree was a blooming nightmare to build from scraps of horse panel.  Not your normal type crafting supplies.  The apple tree I built by using a metal cutting blade in my circular saw to cut bits off a left over scrap of panel, and shaving the metal cross bits off with a drimel, since I had no way to vice the pieces of horse panel scrap.  Shaving the bits off turned out to be a living nightmare.  Every time I think a project is going to be easy I am taught humility.  I carried them out to the woods and beat them into holes I drilled into a dead tree, then I used those as spikes to pin apples and peaches to the tree.  I also screwed the salt block holder to a different dead tree.  Pine beetles have come through and killed over half of the trees in our woods, so I had trees to chose from.  I made these for the big doe, and her juvenile doeling Fred and I saw earlier this week. That's not rain dripping off the apples, that's apple juice.  It was hard not to lick them. 
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Cup: Stooging
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Archery Target Stand
Brief Description: I thought I was going to turn this in for Seeker, since I ALSO built this of pallets I found while on a trip to town, but luckily for me it went together like cutting through butter with a hot knife, so I'm turning it in for Stooging.  Last week Netchez off handedly mentioned to me that she never practices with her crossbow because she doesn't have a target.  Well, that can be remedied.  I bought her a foam target, but THEN it didn't have a stand.  *headesk*  I looked on Pinterest and saw some neat stands.  They inspired me to build this stand from pallets so Netchez has a place to practice.  The girls have since gotten a compound bow so they can practice TOO.  Smiley
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9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*HP Craftalong - Midsummer Semester 2016*~ on: August 31, 2016 08:30:06 PM
Y'all TOTALLY need to make mountian range pillows!!!!!  Jennie, that would be SO AWESOME to make mountian pillows shaped like the ones you grew up with!!!!  Cheesy

The kids voted that I should stop giving them stuff all year long and save it all up for birthdays and Christmas.  It doesn't seem to be lasting long.  The girls keep running off with the mountians!!!!  Roflmbo
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*HP Craftalong - Midsummer Semester 2016*~ on: August 31, 2016 08:09:13 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Headmistress Challenge: August
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Labor Day Dress for Bella Kitty
Brief Description: Labor Day signals the end of Summer here, and we celebrate all holidays that aren't religious by having a Bar-B-Q and with lots of flags.  When I was little we had huge extended family reunions and little girls wore bright, new sundresses.  For my "end of Summer" challenge I sewed the girls' doll Bella Kitty a bright new dress from a U.S. flag themed bandana for Labor Day.  They love it.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Cup: Try Outs
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name:  Reclaimed wood Pastured Pig Shelter (Say that 3 times fast)
Brief Description: One early Sunday morning, many MANY years ago the wife of our small Baptist Church explained to us that each of us had ONE God given gift that no one else had, to which I replied, with all the sincerity my young heart could muster, that I hoped MY gift was to be able to make ANYTHING I looked at.  I had no idea what I was saying, and someone, be it God or Loki, was listening.  I was once voted the person you most want to be stranded on a deserted island with, because my gift is to build anything, out of nothing.  There's never a shortage of places for money to go on a farm so scrounging, reusing, and economizing is an artform.  
My new pigs needed a new shelter, whether they want one or not.  The design is common for pastured pigs, an A frame open on both ends.  An opening on both ends is vital in case someone decides to be a jerkface.  The ground frame is made from 11' pallet boards I had from last year.  The top is made from pallets I picked up a few weeks ago.  I managed to build this in three days even though 85% of each day was interrupted by driving rain.  While we debated what to use as roofing material over the pallets, we discovered that the driving rain wasn't getting through the double sides pallets.  So for an outlay of $0. my beloved pigs have a fabulous, new, rain proof, pasture shelter.  That's what I'm best at.
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The dry ground we found while moving the shelter right after the rain stopped.


It's really not that ugly when it's not wet.  Rofl
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