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 on: Today at 06:52:04 AM 
Started by marcusandila - Last post by myloveasdeep
I've been working on building up my herb garden for the past two years, and I harvested and dried TONS of stuff this summer! I've got a few herbal teas I'm making for people out of that.

Solstice Tea: dried cranberries, dried orange peel, peppermint, cinnamon stick

Relax Tea: lavender, lemon balm, skullcap

Daughter, 2: Making: crocheted Jake the Dog doll, red velvet riding hood, fairy tale shadow puppets, MAYBE wood blocks from the fallen birch tree in our yard. Buying: Red Riding Hood and Puss in Boots books, magnetic drawing toy, wind up toys, big cardboard blocks, pajamas and Christmas outfit.

Husband: Making: PB puppy chow, picture of him and our daughter in a wood frame with a woodburned quote..not sure what yet  Buying: pens, Dance Dance Revolution, Sagan's Cosmos series on DVD, Mjolnir pendant, pajamas, solar fire starter, Japanese panda candy.

Friend J: Making: Woodburned goddess spoon, a few medicinal teas I know she's comfy with that I will create just for her.

Friend C: Making:  medicinal teas I know she's comfy with, homemade pumpkin spice syrup

Friend H: Making:  Solstice Tea, tub tea

Brother/SIL: Making: white embroidery on black cloth of their names and wedding year

ILS, Nonnie, Great-aunt: Making: Shutterfly photo book of daughter's year (Aunt will also get Solstice and Relax teas)

 on: Today at 05:47:38 AM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by jillybeans
I received an awesome altered tin ornament from MissingWillow.  Its Snape themed and just absolutely awesome!  I love all the little details.  The little wand came off during transit, so I need to reattach that before I hang it.

Thanks so much, MissingWillow!!!

 on: November 23, 2015 09:26:03 PM 
Started by waterbaby - Last post by waterbaby

Swap name:  Scrappy Trip Around the World
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  waterbaby
Sign-up date range:  November 23-December 5, 2015
Date to send item by:  January 16, 2016

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):  20

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement?  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:

This is a fun and fairly easy 12 inch quilt block made with 2 x 16 inch strips from six different fabrics, so its a great stash buster.  Basically, you create a six-strip set, sew that into a tube, then cut the tube into six new strips.  The next step requires that attention be paid to the order of opening up one seam in each strip.  The last step is to sew the new strips together to make your block.  Once you get the hang of the un-seaming process, these blocks don't take too long to put together.

Find the complete instructions here:  http://quiltville.com/scrappytripspf.html

This will be a Choose How Many Partners You Want swap.  Youll be making four scrapilicious blocks for each partner and may choose to have one, two, or three partners.

   1 partner = 4 blocks
   2 partners = 8 blocks
   3 partners = 12 blocks

Be sure that you are sewing accurate quarter inch seams; your completed blocks should measure 12 inches or very slightly larger.

To participate, please complete and send questionnaire to waterbaby with Scrappy Trip in the subject line.


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?  
Confirm that are at least 16 years old:  
Do you have any allergies that would prevent you from exchanging with smokers or pet owners?  
Are there people who smoke or pets where you sew and/or store fabric?  

Do you want one, two, or three partners?
   1 partner = 4 blocks
   2 partners = 8 blocks
   3 partners = 12 blocks


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


1. alwaysinmyroom
2. quaggy

 on: November 23, 2015 07:42:33 PM 
Started by Wildfyre - Last post by waterbaby
Nessie has finally arrived!  After debarking from her travel box she snuggled into a pocket and off we went for a walk with the pups:

Back home I introduced her to the dogs, neither of whom is ever very fond of having their picture taken with LVs for some reason.  Bella tends to ignore them or try to get away:

and Fred always seems to think they're going to do something to him:

Or maybe it's just because they know THEY can't play with them.

 on: November 23, 2015 07:09:38 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by dinkime
Here is my awesome mini hoopla ornament from supermutts!!  I loved the wrapping as well. 🙂

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 on: November 23, 2015 06:56:05 PM 
Started by LovelyMiss - Last post by ActsofCraftiness
Thanks, craftADDchick! I used polycrylic and glitter on the inside of the ornament, and the designs on the outside are made with vinyl. The cups are made with vinyl too.

Prompt:  Free Range
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Community & Engineering
Project Name: TV Tray Pressing Table
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=441891.0
Brief Description: Our ironing boards werent working well for me for my sewing and quilting projects. I converted a TV tray table into an awesome pressing table. It works so much better for pressing than an ironing board does. Its also portable, easily folded up and hidden away, and its the perfect height for setting up next to the table where I sew.
Project Picture:

 on: November 23, 2015 06:42:55 PM 
Started by Onyxnox - Last post by flygirl88
Next up I have my package from Kbrison.

She did a beautiful job making tags and cards for a French Christmas.  The French side of the family will treasure these.

First: The tags:

The tags have this gorgeous golden sheen over them. Is the overlay stamped?

Next are these 2 cards.  They coordinate with the tags flawlessly.  The choice of paper for the matting is excellent.

You have got to see this next style:

First view when flat:

Pull the ribbon on the top and...

Bam! 3D.  Absolutely lovely and I am going to steal the idea for a future project.

Another 3D card:

Thank you so much KBrison!  I love every card and tag.  You did an amazing job making tags and cards for my requested Noel theme.

 on: November 23, 2015 06:36:15 PM 
Started by ActsofCraftiness - Last post by ActsofCraftiness
I dont have a dedicated crafting space, so I have to keep things (kind of) put away when Im not using them. I like to sew and quilt, and I used our regular ironing board for a while, but its big and was always in the way. The metal on it got bent during our last move, and I think it distorts my fabric now. I switched to a mini ironing board, but the padding was so thin, the metal design would transfer to my fabric. I knew I needed something different. I converted a TV tray table into a pressing table. It's going to make my sewing and quilting projects so much easier. I can have it right next to my sewing table (at a great height), and it folds up to tuck out of the way when I don't need it. I'm in love! I think my daughter might like it as much as I do. She likes using it as a kitty perch.

It was a quick, easy project. You just need a few things:

TV Tray table - If you dont have an old one lying around, you can get one at Target for $8.99.
Home Dec weight fabric
Cotton Batting
Staple Gun


1. Measure the surface of your TV tray table.
2. Take the TV tray table measurements and add 6 to both the height and width. This is the size you should cut your home dec fabric.
3. Take the TV tray table measurements and add 3 to both the height and width. Cut three pieces of cotton batting and one piece of Insulbrite using these measurements.
 * These were my measurements:
    - Tray Table - 19.0 x 14.5"
    - Home Dec Fabric - 25.0 x 20.5"
    - Cotton Batting & Insulbrite - 22.0 x 17.5"
4. Lay the home dec fabric wrong side up. Place the three layers of cotton batting in the center of the fabric, and place the Insulbrite on top of the batting. Last, with the legs in the open position, place the TV tray table, surface side down, on top of the fabric stack. Make sure it is centered.

5. Use scissors to clip a square of the batting and Insulbrite away at the corners of the table top. Be careful not to cut your home dec fabric.

6. Your home dec fabric should extend past the tray twice as much as the batting and Insulbrite. This is so you can hide the raw edges of the fabric. Fold the fabric over to the edge of the tray, covering the batting and Insulbrite.

7. Fold the fabric and batting/Insulbrite over the edge of the tray and staple it down. Start by stapling at the midpoint of each side, making sure to stretch the fabric taut.

8. Next, I stapled the corners.

9. Then, I stapled the fabric all the way around the tray about every inch or two, making sure to keep the fabric taut.

8. And, youre done!

 on: November 23, 2015 06:33:57 PM 
Started by LovelyMiss - Last post by craftADDchick
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 Smiley

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:

 on: November 23, 2015 05:56:24 PM 
Started by VanGo87 - Last post by bethntim
Cogsworth is my favorite, mainly because of this gem....

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