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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: June 12, 2016 04:50:53 AM
Oh my gosh!  Thank you for the birthday greetings.  I haven't been on here for a few days.  I've been hip deep in the craft room mess.  I will say I have successfully gotten half a floor, and some of the shelves. 

Happy belated birthday Lana and Bethntim!  I am sorry I didn't come back on and wish you guys happy birthday in a more timely manner.  Tongue 

I did a quick glance at things, and saw an awesome alien jacket and some great crochet and...was that a scrump made out of felt?!?  Oh...scrump is my favorite. 

Have a great day, all.  I am back to work.  Smiley
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: June 06, 2016 04:27:21 AM
Good morning all.   

I haven't done much in the way of "crafting", but I have been tearing apart and reorganizing the craft room, so I figure that counts for something. 

I've been having a rough couple of days, mood wise.  It's my birthday tomorrow, and that's always a hard time for me to deal with.  For the record?  *whispers*  Ptsd stinks.   

Aaannyways...enough pouting, and on to the crafting I HAVE been working on.
I have been loving the loom knitting thing, now that I have finally figured it out. 
I successfully made a scarf, but it was too short, so I got some more yarn in coordinating colors, took it apart and started over.    I accidentally pulled the yarn knot too tight, and broke it, so I tore it apart, and am starting again this week.   I finished the coordinating hat, and will post photos later today, or tomorrow. 

We're in the middle of a tropical storm, and that means that internet is occasionally wonky.  And yes, I am totally thrilled to have a tropical storm as a birthday present.  The least they could have done is named it after ME.  Sheesh.  Those meteorologists.  Tongue 

I am working on a larger loom knit thing.  Depending on how big it turns out, it's going to be a purse/grocery store bag.  It's a gift for one of my housemates, so it will be harder to post.

Let's see... I have learned (sort of) how to crochet a bit.  A friend sat down and taught me how to attach the strings together.  So I sort of made a square.  Small detail she neglected to mention in her tutoring?  You have to count stitches, or you wind up with weirdly triangular shaped "squares".  Needless to say, that got torn apart, and will be re-done, soon.  But it is the first step to making my own cute little people.  I can't wait!   

I hope everyone has a wonderful day. 

3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Everyday is Halloween Gallery SO May 20th on: May 29, 2016 03:37:51 AM
*does google search on vintage Beistle illustrations*

Now I have a name for all of that cool stuff!  Thanks so much! 

BTW, I am dying of jealousy for absolutely everything in this thread.  There are so many amazing artists here, in so many ways. 

I want your talents, and I want your stuff.  You all blow me away. 
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: May 29, 2016 03:32:32 AM
They haven't done it since then, and I keep looking.  I guarantee I will buy more if they do it again. 
When they did it, I got 5 bags.  Two got donated to the local knitting group, because they make scarves and hats for charity.  One got donated to my son't school for art class. 

But, I totally admit that I kept the softest and coolest ones for myself.  *smiles guiltily*

5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: May 28, 2016 04:37:06 PM
What's the name of the yarn brand and of the colorway, if I may ask?  Cheesy

I once saw a yarn similar to that by Red Heart.  Every time I saw it, though, I'd be like "ewwww".  Then, lo and behold, I had to make something with it someday and the colorways were indeed beautiful.  Smiley

Lol.  You are speaking a foreign language, ladybugsandbumblebees.
The extent of my knowledge of yarn is...*blinks stupidly*  It's yarn.   Huh

My local Michael's had trash bag sized "grab bags" of yarn for $5 about two years ago, and I bought a couple of them in order to eventually learn to use yarn. 

Also, what's a "colorway"?  I truly am clueless about these things.  Tongue
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: May 28, 2016 03:38:44 AM
I made a scarf out of this really cool yarn.  I thought at first it was just white and blue with a little bit of brown.  But...this is the weirdest yarn ball I have ever worked with.  Of course, since it's the first yarn ball I have really worked with, I guess that isn't saying much. 

But, really.  It's got brown and tan and blue and green and white and...sections that are one inch white and one inch black??? 

There is no rhyme or reason to this yarn, and I completely LOVE it. 

That baby hat I made last week?  I think it's going to be taken apart and become a bigger hat with what is left in order to match this awesome scarf. 

7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Fabric Art Journals Page Swap #5 on: May 28, 2016 02:39:21 AM
I've been thinking about the "how to put the journal together" question that came up a few pages back. 

I don't know if it would work or not, but...

I have a cast iron grommet punch. It's a huge thing, but it can punch right through multiple layers of brocades, denims, and broadcloth with almost no effort.  It's super easy to use with leather, too.

Anyway, I was thinking that making a patch that would hold the grommets might work, and then sewing that to all of the patches. 
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: May 28, 2016 02:18:48 AM
That is a real talent...to be able to use clothing to make something else...I have a book on how to do it and I still can't seem to, but give me a pattern and I can put the puzzle together like a champ!  I can deconstruct pretty readily...look at something and figure out the pieces...funny how we all have such unique talents in so many different ways to get it done! Grin

Lol. *blushes at the compliment*  AIMR, you are right about it being funny.    I can see how something is made, and take it apart inside my mind.  But Patterns are frustrating to me. Looking at all of the pieces and seeing the whole is difficult, and often causes me to sew the wrong sides together.  But, I suppose I am not alone in that.  Tongue

Anyway, I successfully made a loom knit scarf this week, and am working on another Halloween hoopla.  I'll post the scarf later today. 

9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Everyday is Halloween Gallery SO May 20th on: May 28, 2016 02:10:23 AM
My jaw just DROPPED to the floor when I saw that amazing secret book.  Holy crow, that's phenomenal.  *goes back the stalking the gallery*
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: My first Teesha Moore patch on: May 28, 2016 02:08:07 AM
Thanks for the link fatewineroses!  I have been looking at the TM galleries for years, but the more ideas/info I get from others, the happier it makes me.
Plus, the more I see all the amazing ideas everyone has. 

I haven't made any new ones yet, because I have been super busy.  But the pile of random-sorta-matches-the-theme-I-have-in-mind fabric is sitting there staring at me. 

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