I'd love a chance to be a team captain, but only if there is an opening. I don't want to take someone's spot.
Go Team Textbook!
If you would like to take a turn at being Team Textbook's captain, feel free! I'm not the most attentive/on top of things captain as it is, but no one else wanted it at the time and I couldn't let Team Textbook founder!
You did great, Smeddley! And, ActsOfCraftiness, thanks for volunteering to captain our tiny ship! I know I couldn't keep up with it, so I appreciate the willingness of you both to take it on
Prompt: November- Sight Team: Textbook Bonus Points: UFO (this was for a sky-based prompt in an earlier round of the games- Spring, maybe?) Project Name: Classroom Courtyard Curtains Project Link: n/a Brief Description: My classroom has a door that leads to a courtyard and, during the morning, the sun shines right into the eyes of my students sitting in the first 2 rows. So, I picked up some science-themed fabrics (constellation maps) and (finally) sewed a curtain for the upper 2 windows. I basically used the width of the fabric, doubled the length of the window, folded it in half and stitched it up, sewing in a channel for the tension rod along the top edge. Since it's 2 layers thick, it will hopefully do a good job of blocking the light.
Definitely a good stashbuster, especially for the border piece. I'm trying not to have to shop for fabric tomorrow, but if I do, I might get some fabric to make one more. That way I'll have a nice pile of 10 to donate
ActsOfCraftiness, thanks for the added info. And, fantastic idea for an ironing board. I can't count how many times I wish I had a pressing area beside my sewing machine. Now, I'm going to have to hunt down a lone TV tray table!
That's an amazing bag - I wants one, precious! And how awesome that you have family craft days, too.
I'd offer to make one for you, but you'd probably end up waiting for a couple of years
And, family craft days are definitely fun. At least I know where my "craft gene" comes from!
*hugs* Perhaps I ought to get myself the pattern instead!
The pattern is lengthy, but the basic techniques are pretty simple- the hardest part was sewing all of the pouches into the "accordian" folds of the sides, but mostly because it was a lot of layers, and a bit tricky to maneuver once you got the first one sewn.
And, AugustBell, it wasn't as complicated as it looks. Her directions are very thorough (plus there is a great set of video tutorials online). If you can make a zipper pouch and sew on bias tape, you can make this!
craftADDchick - I hear you. I'm behind on posting projects too. I'll probably have a few project dumps before the end of the month. Go Team Textbook!
By being a little a creative with the prompt, I got one step closer today! I also have another project ready, but couldn't hang it up completely (I didn't have the right measurements).
I actually think I might be able to get all of them finished (including a couple of Zaps) except for the Jackalope prompt. Although, I bet if I think on it, and abandon my original idea (for this round, at least), I might be able to come up with something I can use.
Great job on the purse bunny1kenobi! And those pillow wedges look super comfortable. Nice aprons, too, although I'd be afraid to get one dirty
ActsOfCraftiness, I love the cups and the ornaments! Did you stencil them, or is it vinyl? They came out so neat!
And, I managed to figure out a way to complete one of those pesky cryptid prompts!
Prompt: October- ManBearPig (make up your own cryptid) Team: Textbook Bonus Points: n/a Project Name: 2015 Turkey Trot Shirts Project Link: n/a Brief Description: These are the shirts (designed by a student, silkscreened by me) for the annual Turkey Trot at my school. The Abominable Cincurrens (abominable cindy-runner) was not spotted running the race this year, and while the creature has been spotted running in a race (the most recent sighting was in Hawaii in 2001), sightings are extremely rare. The Cincurrens is a master at blending in as a spectator, so it is often difficult to determine whether it has been sighted along a race course. While action photos of the Abominable Cincurrens have reportedly been taken, no evidence has surfaced that can be determined to be authentic. Project Picture: