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11  Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R6- Gallery in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: April 28, 2016 02:52:12 PM
"gala_apples" those patches are too cute. The mouse & thimble is darling. Great patches!

Hey! You took my reply! Grin

And, I like how 3D that Star Wars patch looks and how the blue and tan fabrics on the beach patch capture the "texture" of the sand and the surf. I also really like how the stitching on the owl patch highlights the owls in the fabric and makes them look appliqued!

It really emphasizes how the choice of fabric can really be the focus of a patch.

And now, be prepared to be impressed! While I'm still dealing with internet/wifi glitches, I can finally get these posted. Wulf did an amazing job on these patches!

First, a paleontology/life sciences patch. I love how he varied the thickness of the floss when stitching to create different textures. And, the font! I love it!



And next, the Milky Way Galaxy! All of those little dots are very tiny French knots! The photo doesn't capture the subtle color differences in the knots, but it makes for a very neat effect when seen in person.



And, finally, Wulf had printed up some pieces of linen fabric with antique science images, but didn't have a use for them, so he sent them along.



Thanks, Wulf for some stellar patches!
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12  Re: Dishcloth Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: April 10, 2016 03:28:37 PM
And, I got mine from smittenheart! Two fantastic knit cloths (I love getting knit cloths, because I can barely knit), and 2 crocheted facial puffs (so soft). They will be put to use immediately!




Thanks so much, smittenheart!

I LOVE THE SKULL DISHCLOTH! 

Thanks! I found the bobble skull pattern on Ravelry, I think, and it was s solid color. But I wanted a white skull, so I carried the yarn to make the bobbles. I might have to do that with some more bobble patterns because it looked so neat!
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13  Re: Spring Nerd Battles: March 1 - May 31, 2016 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: April 07, 2016 05:09:22 PM
Prompt:  RED ALERT- National Craft Month
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Community
Project Name: Shibori Dyeing
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=446226.0
Brief Description: I had brunch with my siblings on Easter Sunday, and my sister-in-law had a project for us to try after we ate. She had run across a Shibori dyeing video on Facebook (I think my mom actually posted it), and she got all of the stuff for us to try it out. While I had done tie-dyeing before, I had never tried this method (especially using the PVC pipe!).

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14  On Easter, Instead of Dyeing Eggs, We Dyed Fabric (Shibori-Style) in Dyeing: Completed Projects by craftADDchick on: April 07, 2016 05:02:03 PM
I had brunch with my siblings on Easter Sunday, and my sister-in-law had a project for us to try after we ate. She had run across a Shibori dyeing video on Facebook (I think my mom actually posted it), and she got all of the stuff for us to try it out.

She picked up a half dozen large square cotton/linen towels and a t-shirt. She also got clothespins and denim RIT dye.

We watched the video and then had at it! While the dye pot (half a bottle of liquid RIT dye and some salt) was heating up on the stove, I washed a piece of PVC pipe that my brother had in the basement. It seemed a bit long, but was the perfect size for the wrapping. We folded, clipped, wrapped, and scrunched the fabric in a variety of ways (we did a couple that were as directed in the video, but then, renegades that we are, we tried a few variations). Before it went into the dye bath, we had to get the cloth wet.

For my first cloth, I rolled it around a piece of 4" PVC pipe, and then wrapped it with twine, scrunching it down as I went.  I had to stand the pipe up in the pot (and supervise it carefully so it didn't tip and break the kitchen lighting!).



We had 3 items in the pot for the first batch, and once they were ready (at least 10-20 min later), we rinsed them in the sink.



Rinsing the one on the PVC pipe was tricky- I had to make sure I didn't break any dishes with the other end of the pipe!

Unfolding them was pretty cool because we got some really neat effects! I don't have pictures of all of them, but they were neat!

This was my first one, and it came out with this neat ombre effect (it probably could have used more time soaking in the dye, but I really love how it came out!).



For this one, my SIL's brother folded his a bit like a "cootie catcher" and ended up with this neat heart-shaped pattern in the middle.



I also did one that I twisted in a spiral, and I got a neat spiral pattern on it. The coolest thing was the t-shirt that my SIL accordion-folded and then clipped with the clothespins (she also did a dishtowel the same way). It came out a nice deep blue with crisp white rectangles where the clothespins were. My sister did a triangle accordion fold with clothespins, and got a neat geometric design.

Here are most of the towels drying in the sun on the deck. You can see the spiral one on the table on the right.



After we ran out of towels, there was still a huge pot of dye, so my SIL and her brother wandered around the house to find other things to dye. My SIL gave new life to an old bathrobe, and her brother dyed an old chef's hat.

It was a lot of fun, easier than we expected, and we ended up with some great (and functional) memories of the day!
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15  Re: Spring Nerd Battles: March 1 - May 31, 2016 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: March 31, 2016 06:27:09 PM
Prompt:  March Battle- BUTTERFLIES!
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: UFO
Project Name: Embroidered Rainbow Butterfly
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: Over a year ago, I purchased this limited edition Sublime Stitching kit from Restoration Hardware. I wanted to practice my embroidery, and the kit had everything I needed, except for fabric. I cut up a fat quarter and ironed on one of the butterfly transfers from the kit (and learned, after I left the imprint of another section of the transfer sheet on my mom's ironing board, that I should have cut out the section I wanted to use... beginner here!). And then, vacation ended and the kit got tucked away, and forgotten. But now, it's finished! And, while I used all of the colors included in the "Rainbow" floss set, it's a butterfly for this prompt Smiley  It isn't in it's final resting hoop, because it was too big for the 4" hoop in the kit, and I cut the fabric a little too small for a 6" hoop. I just ordered a few 5" hoops, and hopefully, I'll have them soon!

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16  Yet Another TM Patch Swap R6- Gallery in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: March 24, 2016 12:33:28 PM

Patch made by Inselaeffchen!

Swap Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=443959.0

Status:
Sent
Received
Received & Posted Pics
Feedback Given
Sending Late w/Communication
Contact Organizer

Participants:

alwaysinmyroom- DaphadillyArt, roler
craftADDchick- Wulf
craftylittlemonkey- roler, curiousfae
crazyda79- jkaywiz, Sharalee
curiousfae- craftylittlemonkey
DaphadillyArt- alwaysinmyroom
gala_apples- LadybugsAndBumblebees, Inselaeffchen
Inselaeffchen- gala_apples, quaggy
jkaywiz- quaggy, crazyda79
LadybugsAndBumblebees- gala_apples, teag
quaggy- jkaywiz, Inselaeffchen
roler- alwaysinmyroom, craftylittlemonkey
Sharalee- teag, crazyda79
teag- Sharalee, LadybugsAndBumblebees
Wulf- craftADDchick


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17  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2015 - February 29, 2016 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: February 29, 2016 04:04:00 PM
This past weekend, I was supposed to head into NYC to catch a photography exhibit at a gallery, but my sister mixed up the days, so we're going next weekend instead. Since I had a bunch of stuff all packed up, I headed out to her house and we spent the weekend playing with some different art techniques. I have 2 projects to share, as a result! I could have squeaked out a 3rd, but I didn't take a picture and I left the examples at my sister's. I also learned how to use a small printing press that I have and we printed out some images using it. And, we both tried out a Gelli plate for the first time (my results were NOT good). But, I don't have pictures of those, either! Sad

Prompt:  December: Classic Toys- Rubik's Cube
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Painted Backgrounds
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: My sister has every color of acrylic paint the craft store carries, so I got to try to get over my lack of confidence in using multiple colors. I painted up a bunch of background papers (for stamping or printing on). My sister is going to an art meet-up in a couple of months (in Seattle) and she wanted some fun background pages. These are the ones that I made!

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Prompt:  December:Classic Toys- View Master
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Hand Carved Stamp
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: In the hopes of carving a stamp that we could use in the press, I brought along my stamp carving tools and some blocks and erasers. I carved this one, and carving creates a raised (3D) image. And, I tried to make it a fairly generic shape so it could be used for multiple images (seaweed, tentacles, hair, branches, flames, grass, etc.) depending on the orientation of it on the page and the colors used. We couldn't get successful prints using the press, but it stamped nicely when done by hand!

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Now, I'm going to try to locate a sewing needle and see if I can finally get those buttons sewn on!
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18  Yet Another TM Patch Swap- R6- SU Closed! SO by Apr. 18, 2016 (update SO date) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by craftADDchick on: February 26, 2016 04:34:02 PM
Patch made by roler

Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=445370.0

Swap Name: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R6
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: craftADDchick
Sign-up date range: February 26, 2016- March 12, 2016
Date to send item by: Monday, April 18, 2016 New Send Out Date!

 Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

 Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
 
 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
 - Is at least 18 years old: 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
 - Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
 - If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
 - If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

 Details of swap:
 Do you love making Teesha Moore-style patches? Have you always admired them but haven't yet caught the TM bug? Well, this could be the swap for you!

In this round of the TM Patch Swap, you will be crafting for 1 or 2 partners (first time swappers will be limited to 1 partner) and from 1-3 patches (you and your partner should agree on the exact number).

Also, you will have the option of exchanging a TM Patch Supply kit with your partner (contents of kit may include: floss, fabric, embellishments {buttons, beads, ribbons, charms, etc}, poly-fil, etc.).

Let's keep this swap simple and limit it to the sending of patches and kits (if you love sending extra things, consider adding those as part of a kit Smiley ).

There are lots of inspirational patches from previous swaps, so check out some of the galleries here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439296.0 (Round 5)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437989.0 (Round 4)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436180.0 (Round 3)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434712.0#axzz37wXpySPV (Round 2)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432695.#axzz2yLfpYtaO (Round 1)

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407645.0#axzz2UxtFzswN

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402089.0#axzz2UxtFzswN

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426480.0#axzz2bcdxNvuF

IF your are new to making patches, here are some links to Teesha Moore's own video tutorials showing you her techniques. You won't want to miss these.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cm4RoEsgl0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt49UgGzy6k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=246iSNnS8So
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njd3J7ttslQ


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

 QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
 Name of swap: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R6!
 Craftster username:
 Email address:
 Your real name:
 Mailing address including the country (please put it in the proper format for mailing to your country):
 Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
 Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
 Do you want one or two partners?
How many patches would you like to make for each partner (Organizer will attempt to match partners based on this information as much as possible)?
Do you also want to exchange a kit with your partner(s), in addition to the patches?
List at least four themes to inspire your partner: (Some themes from previous swaps were the beach, peace and love, buttons, rainbows, DOTD, trees and nature, literature, stripes and polkadots, craftster's choice.)
List preferred size range, if you have one:
Preferred colors, if any:
Are there any colors or themes you really don't want to receive?
Are odd shapes desirable, such as round or triangular patches?
Do you have a Pinterest, website, or WIST site that your partner can peruse for inspiration?
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home (smokers, pets, etc.)?

 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 other rules about participating in a swap.


PARTICIPANTS:

1. craftADDchick
2. craftylittlemonkey
3. curiousfae
4. LadybugsAndBumblebees
5. Sharalee
6. roler
7. crazyda79
8. Inselaeffchen
9. jkaywiz
10. Wulf
11. quaggy
12. teag
13. alwaysinmyroom
14. gala_apples
15. DaphadillyArt

PARTNERS:

alwaysinmyroom- DaphadillyArt, roler
craftADDchick- Wulf
craftylittlemonkey- roler, curiousfae
crazyda79- jkaywiz, Sharalee
curiousfae- craftylittlemonkey
DaphadillyArt- alwaysinmyroom
gala_apples- LadybugsAndBumblebees, Inselaeffchen
Inselaeffchen- gala_apples, quaggy
jkaywiz- quaggy, crazyda79
LadybugsAndBumblebees- gala_apples, teag
quaggy- jkaywiz, Inselaeffchen
roler- alwaysinmyroom, craftylittlemonkey
Sharalee- teag, crazyda79
teag- Sharalee, LadybugsAndBumblebees
Wulf- craftADDchick

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19  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2015 - February 29, 2016 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: February 17, 2016 08:05:49 AM
Prompt:  Free-Range Crafting #2
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: n/a (although it was a charity fundraiser, the painting itself isn't being donated)
Project Name: Sea Turtle Painting
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: One of my friends is running the Boston Marathon again and, this year, she's raising money for The Herren Project. She had a fundraiser at the local paint party place (Art on the Rocks), and this is the painting we made. I'm going to hang it in my classroom, since it doesn't go with any of the rooms in my house.

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20  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2015 - February 29, 2016 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: February 14, 2016 08:01:39 PM

Prompt: February Battle- Blizzard!
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Pressure Canned Black Beans
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: In the event of a blizzard that knocks out the power, it's a good idea to have some food on hand that doesn't depend on the fridge or freezer. So today, my friend and I finally gave pressure canning a try. We started with black beans, because if we screwed it up, it wasn't a lot of money wasted.

And, did you know that 2016 has been declared the International Year of the Pulses? Pulses are legumes, and are a staple in the diet of pretty much every culture.  THANK YOU GOOGLE!

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