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1  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2015 - February 29, 2016 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by mistress_batty on: December 31, 2015 04:01:02 PM
I'm joining in the chorus of people saying they're behind on commenting on everyone's awesome stuff <3 lol I think that's my 2016 goal, be better in commenting!

So I have 5 crafts to post - so Team Multimedia, here's a cool 100 points, babes! <3

Prompt: December - BATTLE ROYALE - Lincoln Logs
Team: Multimedia
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: tiny cardinal cross stitch
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: This was miserable to stitch. lol it's so small and I made a mess in the back and so on. It was my first attempt of stitching on such fabric (it's way smaller than 14 ct aida lol)  -  lol and my fella asked how it relates to lincoln logs and my explanation was - lincoln logs = wood = trees = omg birds live there! lol
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Prompt:  December - Rubik's Cube
Team: Multimedia
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Leroy the Elvis Impersonator - cross stitch
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description:  This is a belated Christmas gift for a big Elvis fan. There's just over 20 colors in this piece.
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Prompt:  December - Cardboard Box - my prompt 'horses'
Team: Multimedia
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: horse head cross stitch
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description:  Another belated Christmas present - this time for a horse lover.
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Prompt:  Winter - Throwback
Team: Multimedia
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: 10th Doctor fingerless gloves
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description:  I started these ages ago with a different pattern and then frogged them and got 80% done and ready to submit them for the month of Nov. in the Fall nerd battles but Thanksgiving and everything happened and they got put aside and I missed the deadline to submit anything for Nov. So....I finished them this month! I made bow ties for them but really didn't like how they came out, so...I decided to just forgo the bows.
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Prompt:  Winter - Throwback
Team: Multimedia
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Tardis drink cozy
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description:  Just like the cozy I made for my water in Fall, this is for my energy drink, which freezes my hands. And who doesn't want a little Tardis to sit on their desk? lol Another project from Nov. that fell victim for the holidays lol
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and inside now im just like OMG January get here, I'm dying for the new prompts to be revealed! lol

Happy New Year, everyone! <3  Grin
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2  Re: Fall Nerd Battles 2015 --September 1 - November 30, 2015-- ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by mistress_batty on: October 31, 2015 06:17:05 PM
Prompt: October Battle - Yeti
Team: Multimedia
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: water bottle cozy
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: The yeti may enjoy the cold weather, but not me! I have my water bottle always at my desk with me but it freezes my fingers. I hate trying to type and work when my fingers on my right hand are cold and achy. Sucks. Soo....I found this neat crochet stitch that I like....picked a color scheme...and boom! No more cold fingers.

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3  Re: Fall Nerd Battles 2015 --September 1 - November 30, 2015-- ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by mistress_batty on: October 03, 2015 08:11:55 AM
Prompt:  October - Chupacabra
Team: Multimedia
Project Name: Habichuelas y Arroz Con Gandules  (Beans and Rice with Brown Pigeon Peas)
Brief Description:
Chupacabra originated in Puerto Rico! When I was in middle school, I started taking Spanish. My neighbor's, their dad was from Puerto Rico and his parents still lived there. They were planning a trip to PR and they said I could come with them if I bought my own ticket and could learn how to roll my R's (which I couldn't do and needed to for class).
  Puerto Rico was awesome. I'm really grateful that I got to go and experience a different culture. Omg, it was so beautiful!
  But their Grandma, omg could she cook. I loved her cooking there, and I loved when she would visit my neighbors back here in VT and she would make the most delicious stuff. (I still need to find a recipe for this corn pudding she made).
 
  So.....I made Puertorican food for dinner! These are two of the basic recipes I remember Grandma making, that taste just so good.

I made Arroz Con Gandules  -  which is rice with brown pigeon peas and
(http://myloveforcooking.com/recipes/arroz-con-gandules/)

Habichuelas which is beans....but the beans actually have a lot going on - a tomatoey sauce, potatoes, capers, olives, etc.
(http://www.elboricua.com/habichuelas.html)

 The rice recipe I followed to a T, the beans recipe I substituted the cured ham for some pulled pork I made in the crock pot.  The pork shoulder was cooked with sofrito, rotel, adobo, salt, pepper, Sazonador Total (another seasoning mix by Goya), onion powder, garlic powder......and just let it cook until it melts in your mouth. lol

lol please ignore the full bowl. I didn't eat all afternoon, just waiting until this was all finished and ready. 'cause....it's simply delicious lol

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4  Re: Fall Nerd Battles 2015 --September 1 - November 30, 2015-- ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by mistress_batty on: September 30, 2015 07:24:41 PM
Prompt:  September - Mythology -  Zeus/Poseidon/Hades  - The Sea
Team: Multimedia
Project Name: Ursula mini figure
Brief Description: This is made with sculpey clay. It's not what I originally started out to make....lol which is how all of my crafts seem to go, lately. This was the first time I ever used sculpey clay.

What I originally wanted to do was make Ursula's shell from her necklace and have a her tentacles wrapped on it. But....her tentacles are what didn't turn out well. I tried making a tentacle with black on top and purple on the bottom, at first I got them melded together how I wanted, but I realized I made the entire thing skinny and had no thick part and I didn't like that. lol  And when I started playing with the tentacle to redo it....it just kept swirling together.

 I started playing with it and trying to make it all curvy and what not and eventually it just kinda ended up in this shape. And I liked it. I kept wishing it was open enough to be a ring, but it wasn't. lol oh well.  I scrapped my original big shell and made a tiny one to set on the Ursula piece.  In the end, I think it came out cute for the most part.  I'm mad that there's a cat hair baked into the front of this, but, oh well.  I also learned that trying to make tiny things with clay, doesn't go so well with longer nails. lol I put sooo many gouges and lines in what I was making, made me sad. There's still a couple on it that I couldn't smooth out without making a bigger mess.

So....it turned out to be just a neat little figure. I have other little clay figures people have made me in swaps....so one day when I can get a little thing to display them....this will go right with it!

Sorry for the potato pic quality! The lighting sucks in here at night. I'll have to try and get a better shot in the morning.
OH - also, it's about the size of a quarter.

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5  Re: Fall Nerd Battles 2015 --September 1 - November 30, 2015-- ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by mistress_batty on: September 29, 2015 06:29:32 PM
Prompt: Battle Royale September  -  GOOD
Team: Multimedia
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Rainbow Brite & Sprites plastic canvas
Brief Description: I admit, I was originally going to the dark side and doing a tapestry of a Storm Trooper, but I never would have finished it by the end of the month. So.....I went to the Good side.
  I loved Rainbow Brite as a kid. <3<3  and I love colors. So if someone's gonna be on my good team, it's going to be her!
  I had these little plastic canvas squares and decided to do the Sprites' and Rainbow Brite's heads. (the colors are a little off in the pic than they really are)
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6  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 110, 111 & 112 Gallery & Discussion in The Swap Gallery by mistress_batty on: April 21, 2015 11:53:24 AM
I wanted to say sorry to everyone for posting so late due to some family things I've been taking care of.
  I hope everyone gets their feedback and can make more people super happy with their crafty talents!

Here are the 3 things I've received from people in round 111!

frosty772 -
  This talented belle made me a Tardis themed mug rug! My very first mug rug and I've been utterly spoiled with this one! The Tardis is so awesome. It's machine embroidery and I'm super impressed with the detail - you can actually read where it says 'police box' and everything (although my photo didn't capture that well).
  Thank you so much frosty772! Now I'm totally inspired to try my hand at making a mug rug. lol I just have to get comfy with my sewing machine again. lol




texscrapper -
 Thank you to pieces for the 'unpaper' towels! I was blown away when I saw this pattern peeking out as I opened the package. I looooove damask patterns. And the black and white damask is perfect! I have a few other household items that have the black & white damask so this fit in 100%!
 These 6 towels are perfect, lol but I'll be honest, they're so white I don't wanna use them to dry things off and make the white dingy. lol they're so crisp and perfect <3
 Thank you so much!



vixen72 -
Mini pinatas! I was so surprised when you picked this off my list because this is one of those items I didn't know if anyone would wanna make....so I was psyched when you made them. And I was even more psyched when they arrived!
 lol I've had to fight one of them away from one of my mom's dogs and my cat (and he still tries to find them and bat them around lol).
 They definitely brighten up my work space <3  They look awesome! Thank you soo much!!
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7  Re: January, February, March 2015 Birthday Swap! Discussion and Gallery in The Swap Gallery by mistress_batty on: March 11, 2015 03:30:32 PM
First - I wanted to apologize for being quiet and gone for awhile! I had a family emergency and have been dealing with that. And now I'm catching up on work and crafting!
I have a couple more claims I plan on making - I just need to get the current claims from this swap and the ongoing wishlist swap done and sent first before things are too late!

Second - I received my package from SammyLouise40 today!! I think I was squeeing the entire time I was opening it. lol She picked some of my interests off my list and handmade them and I'm so excited! She did an awesome job!


Nerdy Hello Kitty card she made


all the pieces she made!



A planted Sandworm that glows in the dark <333



Then we have a tentacle for a necklace - I'm now on a mission to find a chain to put it on. lol
And then she started my collection of cats inside of things lol She knew I liked the 11th Doctor from Doctor Who....so she put the kitty inside a fez <3

I'm going to have to find a little shelf or something to hang up to display my pieces.
My sandwork is here next to my laptop and I just keep checking it out lol It's going to be one of those things I have to pick up each night so it doesn't fall victim to my cat.  ....and he is enjoying the cool blue patterned box everything came in....lol he's putting teeth marks in it as if he's a hole punch.

Thank you so much, SammyLouise40!!
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8  Re: FOC Second Chance Wishlist Swap 2015 GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by mistress_batty on: March 11, 2015 01:26:26 PM
I hope mistress batty will receive mine soon as well.

I just got my package yesterday from IdlersDesign!!.....and I was blown away! It was like my birthday opening everything inside hehe.


part 1 - washi tape, handspun yarn, pens, little yarns lol I was'nt sure what to call them, they're really soft, a postcard from Holland...which I'm totally going to hang up lol, and an embroidery hoop - and I'm really digging this hoop because it's not like wooden ones I've found in craft stores around here....where it's kinda flat on the edges and feels unfinished and stuff. This one's more rounded and smooth. lol I have a thing with feeling things. lol


part 2 - a big notebook that's been painted with a galaxy (and I forgot to take pics of the back and inside of the notebook, but it's super pretty with flowers and everything - I loooove notebooks <3 lol )   annnnd, she handcarved some stamps for me! (also I included the wrapping paper that the notebook was in because it's just so pretty. <3


stamps closeup - we've got a bow, a mushroom from Mario Bros., nerdy Hello Kitty, and 11th Doctor/Doctor Who Hello Kitty!
 They're so cute! I'm dying to get an ink pad now so I can put them on everything lol

Thank you so much, IdlersDesign for this amazing package!!
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9  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2014 - February 28, 2015 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by mistress_batty on: February 28, 2015 08:17:35 PM
I'm bummed that so much came up with work and getting sick and all these snow storms D: that it kept me from getting more done than I wanted. But! I'm excited with what I did finish and I'm lovin' the craft prompts. I wanna participate in the Spring round as well - lol and I'm ready for bright, warm, spring things.

Prompt:  Challenges - December: Around the World - Japan
Team: Multimedia
Bonus Points:
Project Name: poptart scarf - swap in OWS rnd 110
Project Link:
Brief Description: I love cute foods. I use to collect kawaii stationary - I loved San-x characters. I've also been a fan of Twinkie Chan and her cutesy scarves for years. So when I saw rscowtown wanting a poptart scarf, I was excited and channeled my inner Twinkie and put this together for her!
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Prompt:  Challenges - December: Around the World - India
Team: Multimedia
Bonus Points:
Project Name: spring mandala - swap in OWS rnd 110
Project Link:
Brief Description: I've been wanting spring time colors in my place because I'm so sick of winter :x lol so I went hunting for spring saris on Pinterest to see what I'd find. I started falling for this blue, green, and cream/gold color scheme.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/210261876327049698/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/79164905921405269/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/2603712254724589/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/91268329924406562/

A girlie in the OWS wanted a mandala (something I"ve been obsessed with lately - and also Indian inspired) - so I had to accept the wish and make it for her!
She wanted spring feelings for her place as well, so things just came all together!
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Prompt:  Challenges  - January: Baby, It's Cold Outside - Brrr
Team: Multimedia
Bonus Points:
Project Name: jewel-tone fingerless bow gloves
Project Link:
Brief Description: OWS rnd 111 item - made fingerless gloves for a lady so when she walks her dog, her hands are a little warmer!
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Prompt:  RED ALERT! - New Year's Resolution
Team: Multimedia
Bonus Points:
Project Name: skull square
Project Link:
Brief Description: I hadn't tried intarsia knitting in years. I did it once years ago and it was not a pretty sight. lol I'm not confident with knitty to begin with, I"m much confident with crocheting. I agreed to an exchange with a girl on Reddit...she wanted a mug cozy with a skull on it. After lots of searching for the 'perfect' skull....I fell in love with this repeating pattern. I was surprised with how much easier it was this time and I really like how it turned out. I was surprised how it was kinda tight - so I've gotta ease up on the tension.
 So this was my first try at intarsia - so I kept this square for myself. <3 lol I'm proud of what I taught myself.
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Prompt:  RED ALERT! - Love is in the Air
Team: Multimedia
Bonus Points:
Project Name: rose ring
Project Link:
Brief Description: I've never been given roses or jewelry for Valentine's (a book of stamps, mixed CDs, and stuffed animals, yes lol) -  so, this year I gave myself both in the form of this ring.
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10  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 110 & 111 Gallery & Discussion in The Swap Gallery by mistress_batty on: February 22, 2015 06:52:36 AM
Finally the weekend! lol
I received these awesome packages in the mail this week! <3

From rscowtown, she made me some crocheted hoop picture frames in my pink & gray color combo that I like.
 Thank you so much! hehe now I've gotta craft my butt off to make things to go in them. lol not that I'm complaining about crafting hehe I've gotta put out the aida and floss and get to cross stitchin'! That and I'm going to print off some pics of my late pupper and hang her up on my desk <3


From Alliekat914, she sent me a package of supplies - which I was super grateful for seeing I'm trying to rebuild my supply collection. (i've moved a few times over the last few years and my belongings keep having to be sacrificed :/ ) sooo....yay for the ability to craft more! lol
  I've never used washi tape before and have just oogled in from afar and pinned projects for it. And Doctor Who fabric was something I lusted after for awhile but could never splurge on.....so seeing both of those things and more hoops in my package was a total thrill!  lol I'm going to have to do a few practice sewing jobs before I do anything with that fabric. lol I haven't really used a sewing machine since I was in college making tote bags....so I gotta get back in the habit. lol



My mom watched me open these and her response was 'more hoops? do you need more hoops?'. lol Yes. Yes I do. (when I can find them at a thrift shop for 50 cents, I usually grab them lol).

lol she gives me the same response about yarn. I will never have enough yarn, Miss. Ever. lol

Thank you both so much!!! This was an awesome swap to get my swappin' groove back. lol
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