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151  Re: Spring Nerd Battles: March 1 - May 31, 2016 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by bunny1kenobi on: May 29, 2016 12:00:24 PM
Research Project Name: Quilt as you go wedding quilt
Team: Wordy!!
Bonus Points: Community, Epic
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447984.0
Brief Description: I made this for my son and his wife for their wedding in March (I'm really slow...!)  It's really loud, but they seem to like it!  Hooray!  I started this in February. I haven't counted the hours, but I'm pretty sure that 45 would be on the LOW side for this.  It took me about 4 hours just to bind it.  Roll Eyes
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152  Epic Queen sized wedding quilt!! in Quilting: Completed Projects by bunny1kenobi on: May 29, 2016 11:52:41 AM
I made this quilt as you go quilt for my son and his bride.  The wedding was in March, so I'm REALLY slow, but I'm just glad I got it finished before Christmas, before they started having kids, before the sun burned out.... LOL!






From these humble beginnings...

The first 2 blocks (I was so proud!)


To a basketful of 90 of them!

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153  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- May 2016 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by bunny1kenobi on: May 24, 2016 12:36:07 PM
I received a card from rockingbearranch for my Cabinet of Curiosities theme.  She sent me some actual curiosities!!



It came in a fabulous little tin, and the loose feather is from her youngest chicken, Chippy. 

Thank you, RBR! Very cool card!
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154  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by bunny1kenobi on: May 24, 2016 12:32:25 PM
My son is a huge Dan TDM fan.  He really wanted a shirt, but they are more expensive than the budget can handle at the moment.  So I made him one.  He is over the moon.

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155  Re: Spring Nerd Battles: March 1 - May 31, 2016 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by bunny1kenobi on: May 24, 2016 10:57:20 AM
Prompt:  May Fantastic Four
Team: Wordy!!
Bonus Points: -0-
Project Name: Dan TDM shirt
Project Link: na
Brief Description: My littlest is a HUGE Dan TDM fan (TDM stands for The Diamond Minecart), who is a popular youtuber.  He wanted a Dan TDM shirt and my budget can't support a $35 t-shirt at the moment, so I made him one.  It will be worn often. In fact, I will probably have to wrestle him to the floor to get it off of him to be laundered.
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156  Re: Spring Nerd Battles: March 1 - May 31, 2016 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by bunny1kenobi on: May 23, 2016 09:24:06 AM
Prompt:  April Iliad
Team: Wordy
Bonus Points: -0-
Project Name: Love Never Dies
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Brief Description: This ATC is based loosely on Botticelli's Birth of Venus (from Italy) and a Day of the Dead calavera (from Mexico). 
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Prompt:  May Guardians of the Galaxy
Team: Wordy!!
Bonus Points: -0-
Project Name: Night Terror ATC.
Project Link: na
Brief Description: This beast is silhouetted by a glow in the dark moon.  I tried for a glow in the dark pic, but my phone didn't like it.
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157  Re: DO NOT POST: Setting up Summer Nerd Games 2016 in Craftalongs by bunny1kenobi on: May 22, 2016 08:04:18 AM
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158  Re: Spring Nerd Battles: March 1 - May 31, 2016 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by bunny1kenobi on: May 19, 2016 09:02:35 AM
Prompt:  May League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Team: Wordy!!
Bonus Points: -0-
Project Name: Cabinet of Curiosities ATC
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: The Cabinet of Curiosities was a popular Victorian phenomenon.  People who had them often charged admission for viewing, and many of them were the seeds of today's museums.
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Prompt:  May Suicide Squad
Team: Wordy!!
Bonus Points: -0-
Project Name: Queen of Spades ATC
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Brief Description: This card is rather Harley Quinn-esque.  (Sorry-- q's are fun.)
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159  Big and Little swap - alleviate summer boredom! in New Swap Theme Ideas by bunny1kenobi on: May 11, 2016 03:01:30 PM

I'm thinking of starting this swap in June or July.  Initially, I was thinking parent and child, but I know there are a lot of craftsters in our community who aren't parents, but have kids in their lives who they'd love to craft with.

Here's the idea:  Partner up with a kid you love, to create an item for each of your partners (another adult + kid team).  The items must be made by the adult and kid team and one item must be made for each adult participant, and for each kid participant.

Some examples of projects:  wooden plaques or other wood projects (kids can sand and maybe paint or stain, adults can do the more detailed work), stenciled items (t-shirts, aprons etc - adults can cut stencils, kids can paint), art work (kids start the process, adults add or fill in the blanks)... kids can wield glue, needle and thread, all kinds of things.  Don't sell your kids short, give them a challenge and let them rise to the occasion!

I'd love to see kids learn some new things that can build some self esteem, and teams creating projects for others of the quality that they'd like to receive themselves.  And it would be a great way to kill summer boredom.

THIS WILL REQUIRE some devoted time and care on behalf of the adult portion of the team.  I would set aside a generous crafting time because working with kids sometimes means working more slowly, and allowing time for trial and error.  I would request that if you aren't prepared to do what's necessary to teach your child partner something new and if you don't have the patience or time to follow through, pass on this one.  Also, if you don't think you can send on time, give this one a pass.  It's bad enough to disappoint an adult in a swap, but I don't want to have to call for angels for heartbroken kids.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.  Also, if you think of examples of great cooperative projects, please share!  You may spark inspiration in others!  Grin
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160  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by bunny1kenobi on: May 04, 2016 07:31:19 AM
Great painting, Lindy! I'd like to do one of those workshops, I think it would be fun!

I did a little something last night:



This collage is being offered as a prize for the Spring Nerd Battles raffle to be held at the end of the month.
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