LOVE the Halloween cards and all the Skellington stuff! Great job with the paintbrush, Smeddley!
And the bat ninnis are adorable!
The wand is lovely, and the planetary TM patch is so unique! Love the buttons!
Prompt: September Thor/Loki Team: Wordy!! Bonus Points: Giver Project Name: Minecraft tee Project Link: N/A Brief Description: Creepers are sneaky, just like the mischievous Loki! I made this for my son's school sale. I figure since school donations are tax free, that counts as a charity, right? LMK if the giver points don't work here.
Prompt: October Jersey Devil Team: Wordy!! Bonus Points: Project Name: Grim Reaper cards Project Link: N/A Brief Description: I made these for Onyxnox in the 12 Days of Christmas swap. I don't think she's following this board so I'm taking a chance and posting them. This project involved lots of steps. 1) Draw the Grim Reaper. 2) Use my handy-dandy light box (Thanks, gozer!! ) to trace him and add new details. 3) Repeat step 2, three more times. 4) Color all the little Grimmies with markers 5) Copy the little guys onto card stock 6) cut the card stock to a size that will fit the envelopes 7) fold.
I made 3 of each for 12 total. My fave is the one with the lights on his sickle. Mistletoe is hanging from the sickle of the guy next to him, it's hard to see in the pic - and he's been kissed on the cheek! awww....
Prompt: Brownie Points Team: Wordy!! Bonus Points: Giver Project Name: Star tee Project Link: N/A Brief Description: Another tee I made for the school sale. Project Picture:
Prompt: September Wolf/Raven Team: WORDY!! Bonus Points: -0- Project Name: kitchen towels Project Link: Brief Description: Made these for the 12 Days of Christmas swap, so they will be linked, just in case Onyxnox is lurking. They are black, like a raven. Project Picture:
Prompt: September GOOD vs. evil Team: WORDY!! Bonus Points: -0- Project Name: Christmas surprise! Project Link: Brief Description: Made this for the 12 Days of Christmas swap, so it will be linked, just in case Onyxnox is lurking. And in my opinion, Christmas is very, very good!!
Prompt: September Brahma/Vishnu/Shiva Team: WORDY!! Bonus Points: UFO Project Name: Lace skirt Project Link: Brief Description: I've been wanting to make myself a lace skirt for quite some time now, and have had the fabric sitting my stash for about 2 years. Yesterday I finally took the time to just do it, already! It's just a couple of simple tube skirts sewn together, and nipped in at the waist a bit to cut down on the bulk there (goodness knows I have enough of it already ). The second photo shows the length of the skirt better. ('Scuse the unmade bed in the background- my son's room is the only one with a full length mirror- because it was his sister's room before she moved out ) There are a lot of flowers featured in Indian art, and the lace on the skirt incorporates lots of flowers.
Wow! So much awesomeness! Pinokeeo- you have made so many lovely things for your wedding! The gourd is so beautiful and I freaking LOVE the cedar cone roses. Perfect idea for floral arrangements- with feathers, no less! I hope you will be kind enough to share a few pics of your big day with us.
That1girl, you are so prolific! It seems like every time I come on here, you've posted umpteen new projects!
The baby blanket is so pretty - I hope it will go to someone who will appreciate all the love that went into its creation.
Yummy looking donuts, Lindy! I gain weight just looking at the food pics you post, girl!
Epic ugly sweater, SheepBlue! I think someday I'd like to have an ugly Christmas sweater party - I think it would be hysterical!
I've been doing a lot of crafting lately, but it's mostly for the 12 Days of Christmas swap, so I'll have to post up later. I did a count yesterday of what I've already made for my partner, and I only have 3 items to go! I didn't realize I had done so much already!
I did, however, make myself a skirt yesterday. I've been wanting a lace skirt for a while now and I finally took the time yesterday. It's just a couple of simple tube skirts (nipped in a little at the waist to avoid extra bulk there) sewn together:
This pic shows the unusual length better. I quite like it!
Prompt: September Zeus/Poseidon/Hades Team: Wordy Bonus Points: Project Name: Stenciled Sugar Skull shirt (do I get bonus points for alliteration? Tongue twister? ) Project Link: Brief Description: Made this for lindyv321 for our personal swap. She has a thing for sugar skulls. Obviously, this one's for Hades.
RBR, I really like those towels, and the strawberry is really cute- I liked the story that went along with it as well!
Wow, a 35c paperback -- that IS vintage!! Makes a great notebook and I concur that it definitely works for "evil".
Zero is way cute, and the watercolor owl turned out fabulous!
Prompt: Zap #1 Team: Wordy!! Bonus Points: -0- Project Name: skirt from dress Project Link: (if available) Brief Description: I had this gray dress, very comfy and casual, from jersey fabric. But the top was REALLY stretchy and so keeping my goodies under wraps was a bit challenging. So I whacked the skirt off, put some elastic on it, and voila! Almost instant skirt! Super comfy and casual. Makes me look huge, but I'm comfortable. So there. Project Picture:
Prompt: Big Time #1 Team: Wordy!! Bonus Points: -0- Project Name: cushy cowl Project Link: (if available) Brief Description: I made this cowl for a personal swap with lindyv321. The yarn was so smooshy and soft and delicious... it will be hard to give away but Lindy's awesome and I think she'll like it. Project Picture:
Prompt: September Isis/Osiris Team: Wordy!! Bonus Points: Community, UFO Project Name: Thorn in my Side Baby Quilt Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440584.msg5335727#msg5335727 Brief Description: This is for a child, which falls under Isis' domain. I've been working on this quilt for a while. My Canadian bestie is having a baby and I decided I needed to make her a quilt. I bought the minky backing fabric over a month ago, and was planning to use this really cute vintage-style fabric for the top. And of course, when it was time to finally begin the project, I could not find that fabric ANYWHERE. And I SWEAR I had seen it just a few days prior. After several frustrating hours of tearing apart my stash, I gave up and went the next day and bought the cotton I used for the top. Of course, then I had to exchange the binding, coz the one I'd previously purchased was now the wrong color for the new quilt top. *sigh* So after the fabric had been washed and dried (if it was going to shrink, I'd prefer it do so BEFORE I sew it), I cut it out and marked the quilt lines on top with a dressmakers chalk that broke about 5 times. Then I pin basted it and left it alone for a few days coz it was making me cranky. So, on to tonight. I moved my sewing machine to the kitchen table coz while I love my craft room, there's not enough room in there to sew a quilt, even if it's just a baby one. I dug thru my thread stash, found some gray thread and off I went. When the bobbin ran out, I refilled it and discovered that somehow that simple act had mucked up my tension so after ripping out a row of stitching and fiddling, I was underway again. Then I ran out of the gray thread altogether, but thankfully found a spool in my vintage thread stash and decided that my friend was worth sacrificing some of my vintage thread for. Actually, it was more of just being too lazy to go to the store for more of the other stuff. So quilting finished, I moved on to the binding. I discovered that binding is NOT a strength for me. I need LOTS of practice to perfect that art, and since this little guy is due to join us any day, I just don't have that kind of time. So I'm calling it, and mailing it out by Monday at the latest.
Yeah, that was a long description, but I thought you should know why it was a thorn in my side. Ha! Project Picture:
My Canadian bestie is about to have a little boy and so I determined that I should make her a quilt. I chose a cute cotton top and a minky backing, and a satin binding. I was a bit nervous about the binding part, so I watched a bunch of tutorials that made it look pretty simple, so I was excited to try these new (well, new to ME) binding methods.
Here's the quilt cut out, marked and pin-basted:
A close up of the cute print (and some apparently wonky quilting):
The final result:
Notice that I'm only displaying a corner of the minky backing. Did I mention that binding sucks? Maybe it's just MY binding...
Perhaps I just need more practice to perfect my binding skills, but it's not going to happen today. Being as this little guy could come any day, I'm calling it done and getting it in the mail asap.
Completed Battles Rockingbearranch - September Good Quantumphysica - September Evil Bunny1kenobi - September Good Puzzled-penguin - September Good Calliemae - September Evil Gozer - September Evil *Community
Big Time (max. 3 per season) Bunny1kenobi - cushy cowl Rockingbearranch - Finger
Red Alert Bunny1kenobi - Mad t-shirt Rockingbearranch - White Rabbit ATC Gozer - Catnip toys
Geeky Giver Gang Calliemae - knit purse and hat (Brownie points x2) * Giver (x2) Bunny1kenobi - star tee (Brownie points) *Giver
Proposed Research Projects Calliemae - Eagle Rug Gozer - 7 scrappy scarves Rockingbearranch - TV Credenza, Craft room redux Elliot_anne - Hexie Quilt, Harry Potter pillow sampler Quantumphysica - Silmarillion cosplay
Completed Research Projects
We will be having a monthly contest during the Fall Battles, just to keep things a bit more interesting. Anyone who might wish to donate a Wordy prize for the contest is welcome to do so. PM me if you'd like to participate! Just keep in mind these guidelines: ~We absolutely do not wish to overshadow the Season Raffle, so these will be SMALL items, smaller than the raffle items would be. Think "zaps". ~We do have international members on our Team, and if you are wishing to donate a prize, shipping said prize to the winner is part of the donation, so again, small is a good idea. ~If I already have prizes lined up by the time I hear from you, please don't be offended. If this little incentive is well- received, we may keep it going for subsequent seasons. Either way, I'm sure other opportunities will present themselves.
SEPTEMBER CONTEST All Team Wordy members who complete all five main prompt challenges this month will be entered into a drawing for this cute Wordy tropical flavored lip balm! (Those are books on the label - photographing a surface with that much curve is a challenge!!)
Congratulations, Gozer! She was the only Team Wordy member to complete all 5 September prompts within the month!
And I made this for a prize in the Summer Nerd Games:
If you are enjoying this craftalong, you may also like the Nerd Games (or Battles, as they are often called). The Fall season will be starting in September, so feel free to pick your favorite team and join us for the upcoming season! You may find some great inspiration for new projects! Check out what we've been doing this summer here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439402.0