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621  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2013~ *join anytime* on: November 27, 2013 04:02:06 PM
Challenge: DA signture peice
House; ravenclaw
project: all wrapped up for advent
I thought long and hard about what my signature piece would be. Socks, maybe, except I don't think of myself as a knitter - more an embroiderer... except my work in that media is so varied I couldn't narrow it down to one specific thing. Then someone posted on facebook about missing my gift wrapping service that I run each christmas at work (I charge 2 a present, to cover the cost of paper, ribbons & tags, and any profit goes to a Horse charity becasue the show I work on is about horses) - and I thought that kick-starting that with a big project this year would be fun, and good advertising. But... what could I make that involved gift wrapping? An advent calendar with 24 wrapped small gifts, of course!

I covered a shoebox in brown paper, so that it still opened and closed with a hinged lid, and lined it with gold tissue - each present is then wrapped in a brown paper with green & red trim colour scheme - I used a few types of twine, some coloured ribbons, some wooden letters, basically a hodge podge of left over bits that worked within that theme. And I brought white stationary labels, tea stained them and stamped them for most of the tags (others I stamped straight to the wrapping)

then I closed the lid with more twine to hold it shut til December


Challenge: Popcorn Bean
House: ravenclaw
Project; pop it on hat
My mum was raving about the hat I gave my sister for her birthday, so I've done her a matching one for christmas - in white to go with her ''ski wear'' (she doesn't ski; she ''apres skies'' - sits in a cafe drinking hot chocolate and reading, all cosied up in woollens when the weather is rubbish).
this hat is chunky wool on 12mm needles, so even for a beginner like me it's popped off your needles before it's popped on (done in 3 hours!!)


Challenge: November Detention
House: ravenclaw
project: The hat of ripping back.
I ripped this hat back so many times. It just became too depressing. and so it sat looking like this on my needles for ages (this is just after the 4th start over)

but, since I had to sit in detention anyway, after a few weeks ignoring it I figured I'd force myself to crack on ... and voil! It's so far from perfect it's ridiculous - there are a million dropped stitches, and weird tension issues, and all that. But it's my first 'proper' project with non-massive wool and a real pattern to follow, and it's done and wearable, so I'm happy!
622  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: One Small Doctor Who Thing Swap gallery on: November 27, 2013 12:37:30 PM
wow.  great patches!
623  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Discworld Swap (SIGNUP CLOSED; MAIL BY 12/06/13). on: November 26, 2013 03:07:08 PM
For those in the UK,
Guards, Guards (the radio series) is on iPlayer  Smiley

I have it on when I'm crafting.

yay! great tip, thanks Smiley
624  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2013~ *join anytime* on: November 26, 2013 09:17:23 AM
love you pinks xx
625  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2013~ *join anytime* on: November 25, 2013 04:08:12 AM
that carved tower is great - and the peanut butter hedgehog, and the inches, and generally you guys are fab  Grin
626  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2013~ *join anytime* on: November 23, 2013 06:14:21 PM
my newt is finished!  i can't post pictures til Tuesday or Wednesday, but it's done!!
627  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2013~ *join anytime* on: November 22, 2013 04:00:36 PM
I just thought I'd give you all an update on my friends fund-raiser that I and moonchilde did SPEW work for - the raffle raised 420 (!) which is way more than they had even dared hope for, an the event as a whole looks like it's going to come in somewhere around 1500+ which is just amazing!
628  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: One Small Doctor Who Thing Swap gallery on: November 21, 2013 04:47:28 PM
great appliqu on that hoop - how'd you get his hair to stand out like that?
629  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2013~ *join anytime* on: November 21, 2013 10:33:17 AM
Hi erin, good to hear from you! Best wishes for the surgery  Kiss
630  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: One Small Doctor Who Thing Swap - signup 10/25/13-10/29/13, sendout 11/19/13 on: November 19, 2013 07:06:14 PM
*poking my mail man and yelling 'Run' at him*
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