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771  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Summer Nerd Games --May15, 2013-September 2, 2013-- JOIN ANY TIME! on: June 22, 2013 10:20:34 AM
Challenge: May Randomiser; scrap heap
Team S&M
Nerdom: languages
bonus points: geeky & engineering
Project:
This is the birthday card I made for my colleague; she only let slip a day before her birthday that it was approaching, so I didn't have time to shop for supplies, I had to use the supplies I had to hand.
She is of turkish heritage, and recently began learning the language, so I thought it would be nice to put happy Birthday on in turkish... which of course I don't speak. I'm a bit of a languages geek though so I had fun with dictionaries getting the words and tenses. I did check with the guy who runs my corner shop (he's turkish) that i had it right, and he told me that it would be more usual to specify that it's for the person - apparently, to just write 'happy birthday' would be like ''oh look, a happy birthday floating in the air'' a bit random and just sort of a statement. Where as what he said was to write 'happy birthday to you', since that sort of grounds it (I can't really explain... sorry!) .
Anyway, here's the card...

and here's the new stitch I used - I seen it a while ago and wanted to try it - it's not really like embroidery, it's more like inserting a strand of weaving; you follow along a weft strand of the existing fabric, using a needle to follow in and out of the warp threads. It sits much flatter to the fabric than embroidery
772  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2013~ *Join at any time!* on: June 22, 2013 05:23:53 AM
Class: Transfiguration
Ravenclaw extra credit: Flying
House; ravenclaw
Project:
I decided to focus on the turkish dragon Illuyankas, by making this card which has a turkish birthday message on it.
The gods tried to defeat Illuyankas using first rain - which Illuyankas evaporated into clouds, then the sun (Illuyankas simply shaded himself with one enormous wing)... and we all know that rain and sun together for a rainbow, so I also added a little rainbow decoration at the bottom
 
773  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2013~ *Join at any time!* on: June 21, 2013 03:30:24 AM
More carebear necklaces! I may have to look into getting myself some of those figurines... How do you thread them?

Ant bee, you pay the air fare and I'm yours...  Wink
774  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: OTHPT4 aka One Tiny Harry Potter Thing Round 4 ~SU thru 5PM CDT on 6/8~SO 7/1~ on: June 19, 2013 06:20:30 PM
new technique high-five, partner Cheesy

I decided to start again with my project, since I can't think how to fix it otherwise... But rather than de-construct to re-use materials, I'm gonna just remake from new, since one of my colleagues saw me crafting and said how __[complimentary adjective]__ they thought it was... so this way, I'll end up with two, one for jennie and one for neyira.

775  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2013~ *Join at any time!* on: June 18, 2013 06:25:01 PM
~*OWL PROPOSAL HEADER*~
OWL Subject & Option(if available): Charms
House:
Project Name:
Brief Description: The accio charm summon objects - I intend to make a very specific 'accio' for muggles to use; it will summon all the crafters by drawing them in with the promise of maker goodness.
I will make a set of 3 hoopla signs which will spell out O.H.M. (one letter each) - these are to use at the OHM 2013 festival I'm attending, to help summon all the other attendees to us by helping to make sure they know where we are Cheesy
O.H.M stands for Observe Hack Make; it's a 5 day long festival for makers - so for example the thins I am looking forward to particularly are the blacksmith tent (with workshops) and the mozzarella making demonstrations. *
All of the attendees are also responsible for running the event - every one has to give some time whilst there to eg set-up communal areas of camp, give a workshop, run lights & sound for couple of hours, or man a bar, or take tickets, clean loos.... (it's best to sign up early to !!) everything that gets done to run the festival is done by attendees (it's a pretty big shindig, more than 3 thousand attendees). I'm on the decoration team so I'll be ... decorating, and cleaning. I want to get these signs made up ahead of time, since embroidery is not exactly a quick process Smiley

(why can't I stop singing - to the tune of 'milkshake'; ''My signage brings all the nerds to the yard...')

*I am SO EXCITED you guys, It's more than a month away but I'm bouncing up n down already
776  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2013~ *Join at any time!* on: June 18, 2013 03:09:10 PM
yay whistlerfish!! Go you!! Well deserved WotW Smiley

And annoyingbigsister - I have to say I love your screen name Cheesy
777  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: And Still More Teesha Moore Inspired Patches Swap. SU 6/1--6/9. Send out by 6/25 on: June 18, 2013 06:47:19 AM
hopefully hitting the PO today to send my parcels of patches
778  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: OTHPT4 aka One Tiny Harry Potter Thing Round 4 ~SU thru 5PM CDT on 6/8~SO 7/1~ on: June 18, 2013 06:43:49 AM
ahhhhh man - my tiny thing is finished, but there's something about it that's kinda bugging me, that I don't know how to fix (without just flat out starting again - which I don't want to do becasue I'm otherwise really pleased with it and I don't think i could re-create it the same - I had lots of luck this time round and may not have the same if I tried again). I guess I'll let it sit a couple of days and see how much it annoys me.
779  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2013~ *Join at any time!* on: June 17, 2013 11:24:07 AM
Ah- he's gorgeous (and so is his hat)
780  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2013~ *Join at any time!* on: June 17, 2013 05:38:06 AM
Class: Herbology
ravenclaw extra credit: SoAR
House : well, ravenclaw, i would think...
Project: cherry patch
kindda self explanatory, really....

Cherries have some pretty varied symbol - everything from lust, sexuality & virginity (modern western) to spiritual beauty (western biblical) or the transience of life (japanese). Personally, I think just think they are tasty... and I like putting the stones in an empty kinder egg shell for my cat to play with Cheesy
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