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 on: June 30, 2016 08:08:37 PM 
Started by Smmarrt - Last post by rscowtown
Looky what I got today from WiccadWitch!!

LOVE the owl!! Thanks WW Smiley

 on: June 30, 2016 07:48:35 PM 
Started by artsycandice - Last post by JoyfulClover
I received from LovelyMiss who made me the neatest Space Bear ever!

Here is Space Bear in his full glory:

Can you believe it!?    We both made similar strange dolls! And LovelyMiss has a great eye:

Head - a hard silver front helmet, with a back made of some type of soft plastic (same as boots), with neon tubing at his neck (straws??):

Chest - A MINI GLOBE! with a moon, and angel to watch over, and a tiny deer:

Feet - soft plastic type material trimmed in white grosgrain ribbon, and a GRENADE! (this made me laugh):

I had a fun time checking him over to pick out what she used on each piece. The fake brown fur makes me think my Space Bear might be of Russian origin.  Plus, during his space downtime, he appears to be quite the fisherman (I love the wee orange fish on a chain):

But he is also a gardener (I'm claiming these as green hydrangeas):

My Space Bear is mounted on canvas, painted in acrylic and scattered with 3D stars.  I'm going to add in hook, so I can hang him at the top of my stairs. I love all the small details she included to make my Strange Doll so VERY strange.

Thank you, LovelyMiss!  I really enjoyed swapping with you!

 on: June 30, 2016 06:18:28 PM 
Started by pinkleo - Last post by roler
I just wanted to share a couple pictures of my awesome hoopla wall!  So many great crafty things on it! But there's plenty of room for more!! ;P

And now to get back to swap crafting!  I made a lot of progress yesterday but I still have a ton of catching up to do!!  ^^;;

 on: June 30, 2016 06:02:22 PM 
Started by LovelyMiss - Last post by roler
gozer - Fun shirt!  And the shadowbox is really cool; I'm not familiar with the quote but the different representations of light are really striking and pretty!  And I LOVE that bag!!!  It turned out fantastic!!  Just gorgeous.  I see why you like the bee fabric; it's darling, and you put it to good use!

scaramouche - I commented on your topic for that project but I still think those cards look better than a lot of professionally done game cards! Very well done!!

rockingbearranch - Those oatmeal monsters are SO. CUTE. I wouldn't mind sharing my oatmeal with them!

puzzled-penguin - LOVE my little Cthulhu; thanks again!!  He's on the wall right next to me now. Smiley

Smeddley - Those dragons are adorable!!  And wow, you made a whole hoard of them! XD

bunny1kenobi - I agree, I think your saved T-shirt looks even better than it probably would have if it had gone as planned initially!  Really great job!

craftADDchick - Way to rescue your greens!  Looks like that stash of puree will last you a while! And I'm so glad you found your passport!  I've lost mine before too, and it sure is stressful.

storerboughtcreations - You are making me want pudding pops so badly!  That looks delicious. XD  

It's totally making me smile that all the way across the world, SBC and I are both eating frozen banana treats!

Prompt: Zap #2
Team: Digital
Medal Event: Foodology
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Banana "ice cream" two ways
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I'd been meaning to try this banana ice cream idea for some time now; apparently you can puree frozen bananas, and NOTHING ELSE, to make a nice cream ice cream texture!  I decided to add a little coconut milk to mine because the food processor was having trouble getting its teeth into the frozen bananas, but once they had a little lubricant it went like clockwork!  I ended up taking half out as-is, and adding some chocolate syrup to the other half to make two flavors.  And then I ate some with Oreos, which turned out to be the BEST IDEA EVER.
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 on: June 30, 2016 05:22:34 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by midkiffsjoy
Okay, so now I understand what sculptors mean when they say the stone tells them where to take stone away to release the figure trapped within.  They mean that stone TELLS them.  And if they don't listen it YELLS at them.  I've never sculpted or carved before so it was a new experience.  Fred grew concerned when I related the argument I was having with the doll I was trying to make for the Headmistress challenge to him.  She knows how she wants to be made, that's for sure.  Apparently I ticked her off because her arms and legs have gone missing, and her paint refuses to dry so I'm going to have to turn something else in and use her for a different project.  Jerk doll. I'm so sorry I've been fighting with this doll and farm stuff so much I seem awol.  I'll catch up as soon as I post this.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Headmistress Challenge: June (Time Turner)
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Summer 2015.  Divination.  Art Supplies
Project Page Link (if available): http://www.creativelyblooming.com/2012/06/sidewalk-chalk-paint.html?showComment=1341632410476. http://www.whimsy-love.com/2012/12/diy-cinnamon-ornaments.html.
Brief Description: Make something to be used in a future project. 

My niece posted that she's really into chalk pastels, so I decided to try making her some as a gift.  I didn't like the texture of 1tbsp baking soda/1tbsp H2O, so I bumped it up to 2tbsp baking soda/1tbsp H2O.  Don't let anyone josh ya, it takes a week to dry.  And then they cracked.  But she loves them anyway.  I used gel food color to tint them.  It was hell.  Liquid food coloring would have been much easier to mix.  I used an ice tube tray as my mold.  2tbsp baking soda/1tbsp water made enough for 3 mold slots.  I would tint for the lightest color first then one a little darker, and then the darkest, to give her a range of color values. 

I was experimenting with grunging for the first time and decided to try making some cinnamon clay.  I've been wanting to try it for quite a while but the girls keep eating the apple sauce before I can mix it up.  Not sure how I feel about it yet because I haven't had a chance to work with it yet, but it's interesting. It smells strongly of cinnaburst.  Like cinnamon on crack.

I have been experimenting with using papermache pulp.  I make it by shredding it, soaking it in water, pulping it in my 1980s food processor, and adding elmers glue to a ratio of 2p pulp to 1p glue.  This mixture has molded well in plastic Easter eggs, and can be sanded.  It takes FOREVER to dry.  You can add wet pulp to a dry lump.  Carving with an exacto knife is harder, and more dangerous than it's worth.  Dremel tools work really well on it.   I'm using it right now to try attempting doll head sculpting.

I tried to make papermache pulp with thin cardboard (think frozen pizza boxes) instead of shredded paper.  It's okay but it broke the drive shaft on my food processor.  I am now food processorless.  *sigh*  I'll be trying to use a paint mixer on a power drill for the next batch I make.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch: Owl
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: An Owl
Project Page Link (if available): (I have a pin, but it doesn't go to anything)
Brief Description: This project taught me that if I read a project prompt, and a project jumps out and screams DO ME, don't try to do something else because it will haunt you and one day you'll look up and realize you're making it anyway.   Which bites because sometimes drying time takes forever. 
This is just cardboard mache pulp molded around wadded/tapped sales flyers, and painted to look like a owl.  I wanted to cut it, and hollow it out to be a container, but I'm scared to try.  I'm sure it'll haunt me until I do, but until then it's stuck just being vaguely owlish. The cardboard pulp takes a long time to dry out (I can't SIT and watch something dry out in the oven to make sure it doesn't burst into flames, so air dry it is....though I did hit it with a blow dryer for a bit).  I didn't try sanding or carving it so I don't know how the pulp handles that yet.  I wanted to use oils to paint it but didn't have a whole nother week for it to dry (OMG) so I used acrylics to paint it (groan).  I'd love to see what he looks like with a coat of Triple Thick on him, but it's gone missing.  Blah.

My art hates me this week/month.
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 on: June 30, 2016 04:15:18 PM 
Started by LovelyMiss - Last post by storerboughtcreations
Prompt: Zap
Team: Digital
Medal Event: Foodology
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Banana pudding pop
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: It's been in the 90s here the last few days. Thankfully it's a very dry heat as I don't do well with humidity. My hubby picked up some popsicle molds at the store recently, so we decided to make pudding pops last night. I wanted to make some nanner pudding, so I made up a big box of banana pudding and used half for nanner pudding, and the other half for pudding pops. I forgot to take a picture of the nanner pudding before we ate it. Oops. :p

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 on: June 30, 2016 04:06:11 PM 
Started by LovelyMiss - Last post by craftADDchick
Prompt: June- Lemonade
Team: Analog
Medal Event: Foodology
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: It's Not Easy Being Green...or Eating Them
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: My summer CSA started 3 Thursdays ago, and this year, I swore I wasn't going to waste any of my produce. But, it seems as though life (and the search for my passport) just got in the way. Fast forward to today and my fridge is full of limp Swiss chard, kale, and spinach, plus partly frozen lettuce. And, because I finally found my passport (hooray!), I'm heading to Montreal tomorrow morning. So, instead of throwing out the seriously neglected produce, and neglecting today's batch, I hauled out the blender (I have a NutriBullet, and it kicked some vegetable butt today!) and pured up: 3 heads of lettuce, 2 bunches of Swiss Chard, a big bag of spinach, and 3 bunches of kale. I portioned the result into a bunch of plastic containers in amounts ranging from 1/2 cup to about 1 1/2 cups, and popped them in the freezer. Now, I have a ready supply of super green smoothie bases. All I need to do is thaw one out, toss it in the blender with some fruit, a little water, maybe a dash of protein powder, and I'll be good to go! Earlier, I also boiled up some beets and pured them with some strawberries I forgot about. Those are in the freezer, too. And, right now, I'm roasting 2 weeks worth of beets so I can do a quart of refrigerator pickles. And, I'm going to make some refrigerator pickled radishes, too. That would mean that the only old produce I have left to deal with is a bunch of garlic scrapes (garlic scape pesto, if they're still usable), plus the rest of today's share (shell peas, zucchini, yellow squash, and a cousa), and those should be okay until I get back.

So, I hope this fits the prompt because I was able to take something pretty much unusable (wilted and frozen greens) and turn them into something useful!

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And, I think I actually got all of this month's prompts in before the month ended! See what happens when I'm not wasting my time surfing the net? I guess that's one good thing about not having the Internet at home right now...

 on: June 30, 2016 03:56:21 PM 
Started by LimeRiot - Last post by petskin
LOOK at this beauty PERFECTLYBOHEMIAN made for me!

I love how beautiful it is - the little space wing with this awesome colorful bead! You nailed it, much like with Rusty Smiley

Love this swap and my 2 little badges are perfect! Smiley

 on: June 30, 2016 03:52:40 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by netchez
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Iron Chef Hogwarts - Chocolate
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:The Many Flavors of Chocolate
Project Page Link:  Inspired by the many cupcake owls on Pinterest. 
Brief Description:
   1 pkg cupcake cups
   1 Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
   3 eggs
   1/2 cup vegetable oil
   1 1/4 cup water
   1 bag Nestle's semi-sweet chocolate chips
   1 pkg. Oreo Cookies
   1 container Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate Icing   
   1 pkg white chocolate chips

   Mix batter according to directions on box.  After putting batter in cupcake cups, sprinkle chocolate chips on top (I put about 7 chips on top of each cupcake).  Bake in oven 14-19 minutes (mine were done at 15 minutes).  Let cool completely on wire rack.  Ice each cupcake generously with the milk chocolate icing.  Take Oreo cookies apart and using the part that has the white icing on it, place two halves on each cupcake (to look like Owl eyes) and a semisweet chip in the eye. I took the other side of the Oreo and made 2 score marks on the inside of the cookie an broke the cookie on the score marks.  Two of these pieces made the ears (eyebrows).   I used a white chocolate chip for the beak. BTW... Bob is hiding in the owls.
Note:  The Oreos work better if the tops of the cupcakes are flat and the icing is cool. I put mine in the frig to chill.

 on: June 30, 2016 03:36:52 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by FiberAlchemist
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Headmistress Challenge - June - Time Turner (Iron Hogwarts - Chocolate)
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Peanut Butter Ups
Brief Description:  I used my time turner to travel back and complete the Headmistress Challenge from November 2014.  It was to make a family recipe.  This is a recipe my mom found when my brother and I were kids.  It quickly became a favorite around our house and would often get taken to potlucks and picnics.  Since leaving home I have continued making this recipe.

1 cup butter
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped peanuts (optional)
2 cups powdered sugar
2 cups chocolate chips
2 Tbsp shortening

Combine the butter and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave 1.5 - 2.5 minutes or until the butter is melted and the peanut butter is softened.
Mix the graham crackers and the powdered sugar into the peanut butter mixture.  If using peanuts add them too.
Press firmly into a 9 x13 inch pan.
Combine the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl and place in the microwave.  Microwave for 1 minuted then stir.  Microwave additionally in 30 second increments until the chips and melted.
Pour the melted chocolate over the peanut butter layer and smooth with the back of a spoon.
Refrigerate at least 45 minutes for the cookies to set up.

This time I made a half batch and used a 8 x 8 inch pan.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Oven Roasted lemonade
Brief Description:  I love lemonade, especially in the summer and am always looking for a new spin on it.  I read that roasting your fruit before hand can make the lemons sweeter, resulting in less added sugar.

I cut about 8 - 10 lemons in half and placed them cut side down on a baking sheet and roasted them in a 400*F oven for 20 minutes.  While the lemons were roasting I made a simple syrup, combining 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a sauce pan and heating until the sugar was dissolved.  I then removed the syrup from the heat and let stand to cool.  After 20 minutes I removed the lemons from the oven flipped them over and allowed them to cool.  Once the lemons and syrup were cooled, I juiced the lemons until I had 1 cup of juice.  I combined the juice with 4 cups of water and the simple syrup to taste (I used about 1/2 cup of the syrup, which is about half as much as I use normally).  Chill before serving.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch - Owl Post
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: A Foxy Birthday Card
Brief Description:  I have been developing an interest in card making for the past year or so.  The cards at the store never seem to express the sentiment that I want and sometimes I just plain forget to pick one up at the store.  My sister-in-laws birthday is in a couple of weeks so I thought I would attempt making her a card.
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 Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle Studies
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Closet Redo
Brief Description:  Since we moved into our home last year I have been wanting to redo the bedroom closets.  The closets were original, just a wooden bar with a wooden shelf above it.  Over the 35 year the house has been here the shelf had become so saggy that you really couldnt use the middle section in the hanging bar.  One weekend when it was too hot to do anything outside I decided to take action.  I chose a closet kit from Lowes and my husband and I worked together to pull out the old stuff, patch the walls, and install all the new rails, bars and shelves.  We have so much more room now!
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