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 on: October 19, 2016 05:51:19 AM 
Started by playswithneedles - Last post by purplexime
I feel so lucky to be the first person that has received the patches.  I love what my partner vkvhawk created for me.  Thank you so much.  Her work and details are lovely.  She sent them in a cute envelope too!!

 on: October 19, 2016 04:05:15 AM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by edelC
Class/Challenge/House Pride: DADA
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: marmalade
Brief Description: I use a prepared tin of marmalade mix, http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=254850756 this is brilliant stuff it is seville oranges all chopped and cooked down. All you have to do is add sugar (2lbs) and a bit of water (the empty can full), boil (fire) and put into sterilised jars.

I don't have a collection of pretty mason jars, so I just use a lot of leftover ones. I tend to make this kind of thing in small jars in case one gets mouldy from being left open too long.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Crab apple jelly. I love how pretty this looks. It is a simple recipe, you chop leaving in seeds and skin as many apples as you have (I used about 4 pints of chopped apple. Into a big saucepan and cover with water, Then boil until everything becomes soft.

Put the pulp into a muslin and hang it up to allow all of the juice to strain out. DO NOT SQUEEZE THE BAG WHILE IT IS STRAINING OUT! this will make the jelly cloudy. I tend to leave this overnight. I added in about 5 cloves when boiling it up to give it a nice spicy taste.

Next day boil it up for about 5 minutes to reduce down a little of the liquid. Then measure how much liquid you have left, put in an equal volume of sugar and boil. It will take about 10-15 minutes, test for setting  ( http://portlandpreserve.com/TestingTheJellyPoint.pdf) and put it into serilised jars
These crab apples were a big part of my past, we used to make this jelly occasionally but mostly we used to try and eat them as kids-bitter!! I love making jams and jellys I feel all domesticated when I look at them and they will make some pretty little hostess gifts in the future.

 on: October 19, 2016 04:00:10 AM 
Started by MyDesignStation - Last post by MyDesignStation
this is a business card case that I designed for one of my clients but it looks equally cute without a logo or with some small but quirky design. it's a laser cut product. there is a special technique of incising plywood that allows to bend it so I could actually achieve this kind of nice hinge. plywood is painted in white on both sides to achieve high-end finish.

 on: October 19, 2016 03:55:06 AM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by edelC
Newt progress. I am half way there, and there is recognisable cable stitches..I have finally gotten it and can now see if there is a mistake in the pattern (there has been one or two) I can also see why twelve year old me hadn't a snowball's chance in hell of knitting this on two needles having to reverse all the stitches. This also confirms that I am not a knitter and will never be, it is so SLOOOOOOOOW hats (ha!) off to our rockstar knitters in this thread.

slightly manic picture

 on: October 19, 2016 02:41:51 AM 
Started by LovelyMiss - Last post by storerboughtcreations
Prompt: Red Alert! Double, double, toil and trouble
Team: multimedia
Bonus Points:
Project Name: Scarecrow kitty
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: This cute kitty is ready for Halloween!
Project Picture:

 on: October 18, 2016 08:03:21 PM 
Started by Franki3Moon - Last post by Franki3Moon
I'm doing a swap on another site and the theme is Serial Killer ATCs. I chose John Wayne Gacys Pogo the Clown, and The Phantom Killer. Cool fact my half brothers great aunt was one of the Phantom Killers victims..

Pogo was my attempt of a gacy style painting. Only the mortgage I put on smeared the ink, but I think it gave it a creepy look

 on: October 18, 2016 07:52:53 PM 
Started by LovelyMiss - Last post by LovelyMiss

Swap name: Fall Nerd Battles 2016 Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  LovelyMiss
Sign-up date range: 10/18/2016-10/23-2016

Date to send item by: 11/19/2016
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 a tracking 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 swap is for participants of the Fall Nerd Battles craftalong (or previous Nerd Games seasons) ONLY.  If you sign up for this swap and are not a current or past Nerd Games/Nerd Battles player, your questionnaire will not be accepted.  If you would like to join this swap, and are not a current or previous player, please visit the above link and join the current season of the Nerd Games craftalong by reading the rules and posting at least three projects.  After you have joined the craftalong you may then submit a questionnaire for this swap.

We will be swapping one medium nerdy item of your choice.

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 1-2 hours

By Price
-Large = $20 or more
-Medium = $10-$20 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

Extras are fine ONLY IF you discuss it with your partner first.  If you didn't discuss it, dont send them.

No one likes a flaker, and there is NO need to be a flaker!  If you sign up and cannot meet the swap requirements, please PM the organizer ASAP (before send outs), so a replacement partner can be found.  If you need to send late, you MUST PM the organizer and your partner BEFORE the send out date.  Failure to meet the rules and requirements of the swap will be reflected in feedback.  If you do not have the time or resources to meet the swap requirements at this time, please wait to sign up until the next round.

Swap Rules:

-You must post in a swap thread at least once per calendar week.
-A tracking number is required for all senders in the USA.  If you are mailing internationally, include the customs number in your "sent" PM.  Additionally, international shippers may be asked to upload an image of their receipt if there are shipping issues (so make sure to save it!).

-You must PM the organizer AND your partner when you send AND receive.  Please use the following subject lines for your PMs to help keep the swap running smoothly.
Nerd Games Swap:  Questionnaire
Nerd Games Swap:  Sent
Nerd Games Swap:  Received
Nerd Games Swap:  Question/Other


Name of swap:  Fall Nerd Battles 2016 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 (YES/NO):
I have read the Swap Rules above this post (YES/NO):
I am a current or past Nerd Games/Battles player (YES/NO):

Do you have allergies/sensitivities relevant to this swap?
Do you have allergens in your home (dog, cat, smoke, etc)?

Please list AT LEAST five geekdoms/fandoms for which you would be interested in receiving a crafted item.  Feel free to add specific helpful information about your fandoms, such as favorite characters/people, quotes, motifs, themes, etc.

What types of items might you like to receive?
What types of crafts do you admire?
What types of crafts do you do?
Is there anything you absolutely do not want to receive?
Favorite colors/combos/patterns, etc. that might be helpful to your partner:
Link to your Pinterest and/or other relevant sites:

Any other info you would like the organizer or your partner to know?


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

 on: October 18, 2016 07:50:30 PM 
Started by Franki3Moon - Last post by Franki3Moon
Seeing Seaheat's beautiful Ruby Slippers  has encouraged me to try and make my own. I've only completed one(except the bow) and they are nowhere screen accurate, but hey..  Ignore the dog hair, my brothers dog found my sweater to be a blanket..

 on: October 18, 2016 06:12:57 PM 
Started by Brynnolan - Last post by Brynnolan
So, Im' still new to sewing, but I kept seeing these types of project bags online. The only patterns I found were either not exactly what I was looking for, or hard for me to follow. I decided to wing it! The fabric is leftover from another project, since I cut the pieces out wrong on the fabric I WANTED to use, and I had to rip it apart 3 or 4 times to get it the way I wanted it, but I am pleased with the end result!

 on: October 18, 2016 05:43:01 PM 
Started by GreatAwk - Last post by GreatAwk
Sooooo, I started making Shrinky Dink jewelry with a Klutz kit (it was really good, and so much fun!) about a year or so ago, and Ive mostly used up all the provided Shinky Dink Film.  Went over to Hobby Lobby and got some great new film, but found out that when using sharpies on it, the stuff rubs off after its been baked.  (Like, my family all wanted to know how Id gotten a red rash on my neck and what had happened to the little red flowers on my new necklace!)

Time to figure out how to seal Shinky Dinks!

I did all the research, and mostly found that it cant be done if youre using Sharpies the color will run everywhere no matter what sealant you use.

Well, let me say: Thats nonsense.

Ive done several projects now, and they havent run.

You just have to do it right.

What Youll Need:
Baked Shrinky Dinks (all nicely colored with Sharpies before you bake them)
Clear spray paint (I got the cheapest type I could find at Walmart)
Cardboard (I like to use a opened up cereal box this is just to protect your work surface)

Place the Shrinky Dink, colored side up, on the cardboard.  If both sides are colored, just place one side up; you can do the other later.

Now this is Very Important: Place the cardboard on a flat surface.  The Shrinky Dink must be flat, like, extremely flat.  If its not flat, the paint could begin to flow downhill, thus smearing the colors.  Youll want to be outside; make sure theres nothing in the immediate area that will matter if it gets a little spray paint on it.

Shake up the can of spray paint (read the directions; theyll tell you how long to shake the can).  Make sure your Shrinky Dink is flat.  Now spray a spurt of paint at a 90 degree angle to the cardboard basically, youre spraying over the head, so to speak, of the Shinky Dink and allowing the spray to mist down on the Shrinky Dink.  This effectively keeps you from blowing away the Shrinky Dink and smearing the colors in the process.  It also helps you to not get too much paint, which also smears the colors.

Check to make sure the cardboard all around the Shrinky Dink has little speckles of spray paint on it.  If not, try spraying again.  You dont need a thick coat for sure; just a little speckling.

<You might want slightly more speckled than this!>

Now walk away and leave it.  You can move the cardboard I did, since I didnt want to leave it out where someone might step on it, or it might blow away but keep the whole thing flat, flat, flat.

Four hours later (or whatever your directions say), repeat the spraying process.  You can be a bit more generous this time, but still dont try to cover it completely just make sure theres a heavy speckling of paint around the Shrinky Dink.  Were using light coats so the colors are less likely to bleed together.

Wait another four hours and repeat the spraying process again.  Now you can begin to be generous.  Wait an additional four hours and spray one last time.

Overall, you want to avoid heavy coats (at least for the first two times you spray) and you want to avoid spraying directly at the Shrinky Dink at all times.

If your Shrinky Dink is double-sided, flip it over (once the paint is dry, lol) and repeat the four coats for the other side.

Then enjoy your sealed Shrinky Dink!

<Finished Shrinky Dink!>

Note: Some Sharpie colors may bleed no matter what, and the process isnt exactly a science, so dont try this on your precious project until youve tested it out, ok?

<As you can see, the green bled just slightly>

<A Shrinky Dink I had worn 24/7 for several weeks as a necklace - as you can see, it does wear after a while, but it didn't leave blue on my neck!>

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