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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Spring Nerd Battles: March 1 - May 31, 2016 ~*Join Anytime!*~ on: Today at 05:47:22 PM
craftADDchick, I do wool balls for the dryer. I wonder how they compare? Very pretty quilt for a baby and with an added bonus of being visually stimulating.

bunny1kenobi, Fantastic job on your huge quilt. Yowza is that a lot of work! It matches that art work from my scrapbook pages. Here is the artist's blurb. It is called Holy Forest and is inspired by poetry. I can see that in the pattern, especially in your quilt.

http://www.mcnayart.org/exhibitions/current/stephen-westfall-the-holy-forest

Smeddley, I love your peg people. I think I will start collecting them. And of course Jareth. His hair was well worth it. I immediately knew who it was.
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / COMPLETED PROJECT on: Today at 11:35:16 AM
Prompt:  May Challenge - League of Extraordinary Gentleman
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points:
Project Name: Little Visitor Scrapbook pages
Project Link:
Brief Description: These are some of the scrapbook pages for my Little Visitor Gabby. These are specifically from the art museum and feature the work of several men and one woman which seems to be the ongoing situation in society as well as the film industry. Victorian women had a significant feminist movement which ties it back to the prompt.  

Project Picture:
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: 2016 Ongoing ATC Swap Discussion Thread on: Today at 09:25:18 AM
Reminder:

Notify me and your partner via personal message when a card is sent and received.

It is required that a picture be posted asap! If you do not have access, let your partner know and they can post the picture.


Let me know if you have feedback on the swap.  Smiley
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / COMPLETED PROJECT - Engineering on: Today at 06:31:40 AM
Prompt:  May Challenge - Guardians of the Gallery
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Engineering
Project Name: Herbed Chicken Recipe, for human and dog
Project Link:
Brief Description: This is inspired by the Running Chicken Nebula in the constellation of Centaurus. Its a real thing, I had no idea. This is just a simple roast. I take the legs and wings off for a puppy meal. Cooked chicken bones shatter. Raw are ok for dogs who are accustomed to eating a raw diet.

Massage some butter under the skin over the breast meat. Sprinkle with paprika and Italian seasoning (equal parts oregano, parsley, basil, marjoram, etc.). If you don't have a spice, you can smell them as you add them. Just use what is appealing. Add a cup of broth from the last chicken or turkey that you made. I store broth in jelly jars in my freezer. Add water, filling the pan to two inches or so. I used a Pyrex baking dish which takes longer to cook and the chicken is a little more rubbery. The best is a cast iron frying pan. Bake at 350 for 45 to an hour. For crispy skin preheat oven to 425 and then drop it to 350 five minutes after you've put it in the oven.

The dogs like to have their raw meat in the yard because they leave it for three days in the Texas heat until it is nice and stinky. That's why she's making the face. She doesn't want to have to eat it in the kitchen. The white sprinkles are papaya enzymes for dogs and cats. Feeding indoors means that I have to wash that towel after one use. Some people use a plastic tablecloth and wash it after each meal.

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5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- May 2016 Gallery! on: May 27, 2016 01:21:08 PM
I got this great pointillism card for my self portrait theme from blupaisan. The dots make it feel elegant for some reason. I like the visual activity they create.

6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: 2016 Ongoing ATC Swap Discussion Thread on: May 27, 2016 12:14:04 PM
66 claims!
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP -- MAY 2016 (Sign-ups open, claiming starts 5/1/16) on: May 27, 2016 08:19:41 AM
I claim ale0059 for panda bears.

4/2/3

I'm from Texas, USA where I live with my significant other and a pile of fuzzy wuzzies. Bulky, political or adult cards are fine. Express yourself!

My themes:
ATC Swapper Superlatives (Example - I'd vote blupaisan, Most likely to craft with a cat on her lap.)
AbFab, French and Saunders
Virginia Slims style lady snark
the 12 steps of ATCs Annonymous - Steps 3 to 12 are available
Mexican Loteria (I have 1, 7, 9, 10, 23, 27, 35, 39, 40, 41, 51, 52)
plein air (draw outside)
fiber or fabric
movables
self portrait (doesn't have to be a literal portrait)
figure study or any other nude/adult theme
combine 2 themes, mine & yours
what's on your desk
bookpage
postage stamp
Basquiat
totem pole
folk art
camping
deep sea mystery, Neptune Memorial Reef
unneeded technology ie. spaghetti spinning fork
you're the mayor, make a proclamation
Jackie Chan
Edward Gorey
Shepard Fairey, poster/graffiti art
artist's choice
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: 2016 Ongoing ATC Swap Discussion Thread on: May 27, 2016 07:34:57 AM
Welcome to the swap!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Box of Sunshine Round 2 on: May 27, 2016 05:54:03 AM
Charming! I love how her braid is flying behind her.
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Yellow Angora/rug yarn mix on: May 26, 2016 12:26:32 PM
Yes! Actually there are some service buns who do nursing home or school tours. My Chrissy is a pedigreed retired show bun. If you can get one I highly recommend one that is retired if they are from a family or farm with kids. That way they are used to being handled. Pet shop buns tend to be more wild and untamed from my experience. If you can find a breeder willing to let you take a retired show animal you may be saving a life. It isn't common knowledge but some who show small animals will put them down when they are no longer useful so their genes don't get out there and create another animal that will beat them at a show.

You can spin right off of an angora bun. There are other animals that are called angora btw. There are sheep and more! Bunny fur has very little tooth (wire-eee-ness vs smoothness or the felt-ability of the fur). Here is a video of spinning off the bun. If you own one as a pet you can usually find someone to groom them for free so they can have the fiber.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS07L0rnfBE
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