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41  Cross-Stitch Crab Sachet in Needlework: Completed Projects by craftADDchick on: June 25, 2016 08:50:33 AM
On a recent trip, I cross-stitched this little crab. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but it kept me busy during a 23 hour trip. When my friend asked what it was for, I said that maybe I could use it to decorate a zipper pouch, or maybe make it into a sachet. When she said that she used drawer sachets, I decided to make it for her!



Once I trimmed it to size, I zig-zagged the edge, and then added a round of single crochet.



I continued with a couple of crochet rounds, and then I cut some fabric pieces to make an envelope style for the back. Since I didn't want to lose any of my crochet edging, I pressed the edges under, clipped them to the crab panel, and top-stitched the panel to the fabric pieces.





Then, I made a little pillow insert with an envelope back, and stuffed it with polyfil. I figured they could either spray the polyfil or remove it and fill the pillow with potpourri.




It was a fun little project and it was a good use for the little crab panel! I might have to make something similar for myself Smiley
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42  Granny Square Drawer Sachets in Crochet: Completed Projects by craftADDchick on: June 25, 2016 08:28:35 AM
In April, I hitched a ride to FL with my friend's family. They wouldn't take any money for the van rental, so I put together a little bag of stuff for them. I included a jar of homemade jam, some of my sister's all natural bug spray, and a sachet (my friend mentioned that she, her mom, and her sister always used them).



I crocheted a couple of granny squares (#10 crochet cotton) using a Lace Granny Square pattern.



Then, I cut fabric to make an envelope back. I didn't want to lose any of my granny square edging, so, instead of putting right sides together, I pressed the edges of the fabric pieces under, clipped them to the granny square, and top-stitched the granny square in place.





Then, I made a little pillow insert and stuffed it with polyfil. I used an envelope back on the little pillow too, so they could either spray a scent on the polyfil, or take the polyfil out and fill the pillow with lavender or potpourri.



I didn't block the squares, but I slightly stretched them to fit the fabric pieces. The came out pretty square looking once they were finished!
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43  Yet Another TM Patch Swap- R7! Gallery in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: June 23, 2016 08:20:30 AM

Swap Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447924.0

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

Partners:

ale0059: LadybugsAndBumblebees, Sharalee
alwaysinmyroom: jkaywiz
audio: LadybugsAndBumblebees, fatewineroses
craftADDchick: jenleahlynn
curiousfae: RovingAnarchist, Sharalee
fatewineroses: Wulf, audio
gala_apples: goatgoddess, noodle-bug
goatgoddess: Inselaeffchen, gala_apples
Inselaeffchen: noodle-bug, goatgoddess
jenleahlynn: jkaywiz, craftADDchick
jkaywiz: alwaysinmyroom, jenleahlynn
LadybugsAndBumblebees: audio, ale0059
noodle-bug: Inselaeffchen, gala_apples
RovingAnarchist: Wulf, curiousfae
Sharalee: curiousfae, ale0059
Wulf: RovingAnarchist, fatewineroses
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44  Re: Summer Nerd Games: June 1 - August 31, 2016 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: June 21, 2016 03:56:12 PM
Prompt: June- Zap #1
Team: Team Analog
Medal Event: Paperology
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Take-Out Menu Gift Card Envelope
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: Almost a year and a half ago, after getting stranded in FL, having to take another flight, and not being able to get a shuttle to pick me up (I landed after midnight at a different airport, in a different state, than I originally made the reservation for), a friend volunteered to drive over 2 hours each way to pick me up. On the way back, he got a speeding ticket, but wouldn't let me pay for it. Instead, I got him a gift card to his favorite sushi restaurant, which I promptly misplaced. I just found it last week, and instead of digging out supplies to make a card (for fear I'd lose the gift card in the meantime), I used my envelope punch board to make an envelope out of the restaurant take-out menu. It was very quick and easy to do (much faster than if I had done it on my Silhouette, making it a true Team Analog project Smiley ). I made it too big because I measured the gift card wrong (don't ask...), but otherwise, it came out perfectly!
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45  Re: Spring Nerd Battles: March 1 - May 31, 2016 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: May 27, 2016 04:50:50 PM
Prompt:   May-Fantastic Four
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Mom's Favorite Expression
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: My mother has a series of expressions that she uses whenever someone needs comforting and this is a version of one of them (also frequently used: "Nobody died from it," "When one door closes, another one opens"). I came across this beginner kit in the clearance aisle ($2.25), so I grabbed it. I stitched it up back in April in a couple of evenings, but never got around to the buttons, so I couldn't bring it down to her. But now, since I am taking a much-needed mental break tonight, the buttons are stitched, so it'll make a fine (belated) Mother's Day present!  And, once I decide how to frame it, I'm pretty sure she'll hang it for all to see! RHYME TIME: There once was a steamer named Stanley, Who thought being bigger was manly, so he grew and he grew, Til' his shell split in two, And he widowed and orphaned his family!  (Note: I used to work in a fish market, and when there was available space on the board where we kept track of the lobster count, I would write seafood-related poetry).
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Prompt:  May Battle- Justice League
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points:
Project Name: Skeleton Dishcloth
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: After a bit of research, I discovered the character of Deadman, who is a member of the Justice League Dark and appears as a skeleton wearing the tattered remains of his Deadman costume (at some point... I'm a bit hazy on the details). So, this skeleton dishcloth (made back in April for the dishcloth swap, but I couldn't figure out a prompt for it!) represents him!
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46  Re: Spring Nerd Battles: March 1 - May 31, 2016 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: May 26, 2016 05:25:47 AM
I have been so absent from the Games this round! I haven't really had an internet connection at home, and I've been swamped with work, so crafting time, and Craftster time have been incredibly limited. I haven't even been able to see what everyone has been making.

But, to make sure I don't let Team Textbook down completely, I have a couple of projects:



Prompt:  March- Frankenstein
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Community
Project Name: Baby Quilt (AKA Pretending I Can Quilt)
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447957.0
Brief Description: I made this quilt-as-you-go baby quilt for one of my co-workers (his wife is due tomorrow!), and it's made from pre-cut strips and squares. Definitely put together with multiple pieces (20 strips, 21 squares, plus smaller strips between the squares).
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Prompt: May- X-Men
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Engineering, Community
Project Name: DIY Dryer Sheets
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447944.0
Brief Description: This almost qualified for a zap, but I timed it, and it took me about 35 minutes from start to finish (it would have been faster if I had pinking shears... I could have skipped the hemming!). Any environmental cause is important to me, and I also have sensitive skin, so I can't use scented detergents or fabric softeners, and throwing away a dryer sheet after every load just seems so wasteful! So, this could be a great alternative.
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47  Baby Quilt (AKA Pretending Like I Can Quilt ) in Quilting: Completed Projects by craftADDchick on: May 26, 2016 05:07:53 AM
The wife of one of my co-workers is expecting their first child any day now. They had a little celebration for him at school last month, but I didn't have time to get the quilt made. Monday night, I finally allowed myself to sit and work on it. I got everything finished except for the binding on Monday. Tuesday night, I realized that I couldn't remember where I put the binding so, since I had an appointment not far from JoAnn Fabrics, I stopped there first and picked up some fabric for the binding. I didn't get to start on the binding until almost 8:45 pm. And, I don't have internet service at home right now, so I couldn't look up the proper way. Let's just hope that the mom to be doesn't inspect it too carefully Smiley It looks a little wonky in the picture, but it's the way they're holding it.





A while ago, I had picked up some pre-cut fabric strips (14 in a pack) and squares (21 in a pack) at Wal-Mart. I didn't exactly know how to put it all together (I was planning on doing a quilt as you go like a strip quilt I had made earlier). I figured I'd use the squares as rows, but they weren't long enough if I stitched them together. So, I picked up some coordinating red fabric and pieced together the squares to make 3 strips.





The layout isn't exactly how I wanted it because I ran a little short on the red strips (the top and bottom row were supposed to have a red strip on each side... I was one strip short).

Also, the squares on the edges are cut off a bit because my backing fabric ended up being crooked, so I had to trim it about 3 inches on each side to square it off. The binding, up close, is definitely a bit of a hack job, but the fun polka dot fabric makes up for it.

Hopefully, he likes it!
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48  DIY Dryer Sheets (mini tutorial) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by craftADDchick on: May 25, 2016 06:33:54 AM
I have sensitive skin, so I can't use a scented detergent or fabric softener in my laundry. But, I still wanted to have fresh-smelling laundry! I did a search for DIY dryer sheets and found a couple of tutorials. They're all pretty basic, so I'll do a rough how-to:

Materials:
Fabric squares (mine were 10" X 10" cotton fabric scraps)
White vinegar
Essential oils (I used lavender... because I couldn't find the rest of the oils I bought)
Clean, empty, glass jar

Directions:
1. Edge the fabric squares in whatever way you want. You can hem them (that's what I did), serge or zig-zag them, or just cut them with pinking shears (quickest way).



2. To the glass jar, add about 1/2 cup of the vinegar and 10-12 drops of the essential oils (you can add a little more if the scent isn't strong enough).



3. Take the fabric squares and stuff them into the jar to soak.



4. To use the squares, squeeze out the extra solution (back into the jar- it can be used several times before you need to replenish it).

5. Toss them into the dryer with your laundry, and you're good to go!

A couple of notes:
Use fabric that doesn't bleed. I didn't pre-wash my fabrics, and a bit of color bled into the vinegar solution.

I noticed that my towels smelled slightly of vinegar (but not the sheets), so I'm not sure if they needed to be dried for a little longer.

I used 4 sheets per load, but you could use more or less depending on the size of the load.

The scent wasn't super strong (I used 8-10 drops of oil), so you may want to add more, depending on your preference.
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49  Yet Another TM Patch Swap R7! (signups closed! Send outs July 13- New Date in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by craftADDchick on: May 24, 2016 07:18:13 AM

Patch made by Wulf


Swap Name: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R7
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: craftADDchick
Sign-up date range: May 24, 2016- June 6, 2016
Date to send item by: Wednesday, July 6,  2016

 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=445370.0 (Round 6)

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 R7!
 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 that could be a problem?
Do you have any allergens in your home?

 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. noodle-bug
3. fatewineroses
4. LadybugsAndBumblebees
5. audio
6. RovingAnarchist
7. Sharalee
8. curiousfae
9. Wulf
10. gala_apples
11. goatgoddess
12. Inselaeffchen
13. ale0059
14. jenleahlynn
15. jkaywiz
16. alwaysinmyroom


Partners:

ale0059: LadybugsAndBumblebees, Sharalee
alwaysinmyroom: jkaywiz
audio: LadybugsAndBumblebees, fatewineroses
craftADDchick: jenleahlynn
curiousfae: RovingAnarchist, Sharalee
fatewineroses: Wulf, audio
gala_apples: goatgoddess, noodle-bug
goatgoddess: Inselaeffchen, gala_apples
Inselaeffchen: noodle-bug, goatgoddess
jenleahlynn: jkaywiz, craftADDchick
LadybugsAndBumblebees: audio, ale0059
noodle-bug: Inselaeffchen, gala_apples
RovingAnarchist: Wulf, curiousfae
Sharalee: curiousfae, ale0059
Wulf: RovingAnarchist, fatewineroses
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50  Re: Spring Nerd Battles: March 1 - May 31, 2016 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: May 08, 2016 07:57:17 PM
Prompt:  March- Spring Begins
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Insect Mandala TM Patch
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: Spring brings showers and flowers, and flowers bring insects! I made this for Wulf in the Yet Another TM Patch Swap- R6.
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Prompt:  May- Guardians of the Galaxy
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Earth Rising TM Patch
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I also made this patch for Wulf. He listed "Earth from Space," so I did the Earth as viewed from the surface of the moon, and the moon is studied by astronomers.
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