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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Charlie Brown Christmas Tree on: November 25, 2011 02:25:51 PM
Since I work in the Schulz Graphic Novel Library (Charles Schulz drew Peanuts and Charlie Brown and all that fun), I decided to make a REAL Charlie Brown tree this year. My boyfriend's dad chainsawed the butt off the tree he got today in Vermont and I KNEW we could use it for something.



We used a drill press to make some holes for boughs we had trimmed off, you could just carve a hole with a knife. Insert a little branch + one red ornament (hopefully pathetically scratched). We packed snow around the tree butt base to keep the branch alive longer.



And a little sunset:


2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Library or Librarian Swap? on: November 17, 2011 04:11:26 PM
I searched through the logs and didn't find anything like this as far back as 2008. It's time for a Library Swap. I've worked in a library since 2009 (a graphic novel library to boot) and I think we all deserve to have some fun with our profession. Like a MARC display record of yourself embroidered on a pillow, a little pushcart for lotions (judas, the lotions and fingertip moisteners....) for example. Is anyone game?
3  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Reclaiming crystallized honey? on: January 17, 2009 09:24:28 AM
Has your honey ever done this? I recently bought a large container of pure honey (Vermont, baby) and after a small vacation I came home to this sludge. I can still mix it and such but being the honey lover I am---I enjoy just a spoonful every now and then. What can I do to bring it back?! Thank you!

4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Displaced Persons Swap?! on: January 15, 2009 04:25:23 AM
Has anyone else recently moved to a completely different climate than what they are used to? Would they be interested in a swap about that? I'm a Texan now living in Vermont (so very often 60 degree winter weather compared to -10 degrees). Obviously, I've equipped myself with thermies and hot cocoa but I thought this would be a good swap for the mind like 'YOU CAN DO IT' or 'THE SUN WILL COME OUT AGAIN.' The same could be said for people who have made the opposite move.
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Comics and Critique Swap! on: January 14, 2009 10:35:18 PM
So I'm pondering some type of swap where you send comics you have made yourself to either A)one partner or B)enough copies to me for everyone in the group and then I send them out or C)to multiple partners, maybe a triangle.

Partners would be based on types of comics they like and create. Maybe we could extend this to short stories in general? Anyone interested?
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Two-Face/Harvey Dent Costume for Dark Knight!!! on: July 21, 2008 07:59:19 AM
Last week, I made a costume for the premiere of Dark Knight (at the IMAX, of course). When my father died, I kept a lot of his rather hideous suits much to my brother's dismay. I resized the jacket and sleeve in order to make it look somewhat fitting. The other half of the suit is a really crappy zoot suit costume I bought off the internet years ago and wore once. The only thing I had to buy was elastic!

 Well, I FINALLY used one of my father's suits!! Here is a before:

And here is a crappy Halloween costume I used for the other half:

Classy broads take photos in bathrooms. The shirt was also my father's:

Badass friend as Joker:

Close-up:

His outfit was totally vintage, plus we dyed his vest a darker green:

One more:

Profile shots are fun!:

And the other!:

Harvey's two breakfast choices: cup of fruit and quadruple bypass.


Thanks for looking!! If you haven't seen Dark Knight yet, I highly suggest it!
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Embroidery thread vs sewing thread for making patches? on: June 07, 2008 08:24:46 AM
I have some great color sewing threads and I wanted to make a patch later today.... Do I need embroidery 'floss' or can I use my shiny cotton thread? Cheesy

Thank you!
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Feminists are Awesome Swap Gallery! on: March 19, 2008 02:35:55 PM
Post 'em when you get 'em! Don't forget to PM me and your partner with the DC#!

Original Thread

Your name is Blue if you have sent.
Your name is Brown if you have received.
Your name is Orange if you have sent and received.
Your name is Green if you have received Feedback.
Your name is Red if you need to contact me ASAP!

pixie5<->talyra
Knitty club<->calluna
LauraCore<->SteeelMagnolia
Martine<->millik
redidin<->the jenya
number3legs<->Liralera
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Feminists are Awesome Swap! (Sign-Ups: CLOSED; Send 4/1/08) on: February 14, 2008 02:28:04 PM
Swap name: Feminists are Awesome Swap!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:the jenya
Sign-up date range: 2/14/08-2/29/08
Date to send item by: 4/1/08
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): nope

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? n/a
All ages allowed.


Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES


Additional Rules:
1. If this is your first swap please read: (http://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.
2. Please bookmark this thread AND post here. All updates will be made here and this will help you to keep up with everything.
3. I will be giving feedback in the following way:
-  great swapper: for those who follow all the rules
-  good/poor communication:  where applicable
-  sent late/early: where applicable
4. Please put "Feminists are Awesome" in the title of PM's
5. Please post at least twice in the thread.
6. Please create a package that you would like to receive. Do some research on your partner.

Details of swap:
For this feminist swap we focus on the awesome power of what has been accomplished and what will be accomplished. You can call upon the awesome imagery power of your partner's favorite feminists or create your own ideas. Signs, symbols, colors, anything can be used in this swap! Please make either: 2 medium and 2 small items OR 1 medium and 3 small items for your partner. Please decide with your partner which you would like beforehand so no one gets their feelings hurt. If you decide to do more, please let me know via PM.


Feel free to cruise through these previous feminist/women empowerment swaps:
Feminist/Women-centered Swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=196202.0

What Would the Mail Carrier Think? IV--Feminist Revolution:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=23931.0

Menstrual Care Package Swap 3:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=216787.0


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?

How do you practice your feminism, is it a lifestyle, political, etc?
When did you realize that you were a feminist?
Who is your favorite feminist, other than yourself? Feminist icons?
What does feminism mean where you are from? This could be a national, regional or even family particular answer
What are you favorite crafts to make?
What kind of crafts would you like to receive?
What kind of craft have you always wanted to learn?
Favorite color/color scheme?
Least favorite colors?
Do you have any allergies?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

And along with that if you are in the US, please get a dc #.  If you are in the US and are sending outside the country, please send me your customs number.  If you are outside the US and you get a customs number, PM myself and your partner but please keep your receipt!

GALLERY!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Calorimetry Complete! (third attempt) on: February 05, 2008 10:24:56 AM
After frogging many a project I finished my first blessed calorimetr. I used Coral Gables by Lion Brand Homespun, a cheap hairy yarn that has great colors and warmth but it is hairy to use. Here it is before the holes are sewn up:



Here she is, my mom is sooo cute!


Pensive Mom


And a close up so you can see my wonky stitchery:


Now her ears won't be cold when she walks her dog! Huzzah!
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