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Topic: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists !  (Read 865112 times)
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« Reply #3120 on: July 05, 2012 02:07:30 AM »

Busy busy busy!

No, not me. I'm a total slacker at the moment just making TM patches for the swap and not an awful lot of anything else  Shocked
I think I need to go back through my list and see what is likely to not happen after all  Roll Eyes

There are some wonderful things in the gallery lately. Keep up the good work!  Grin


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« Reply #3121 on: July 05, 2012 08:10:39 AM »

WOW WOW WOW--I just had a super week with some of the mods...talk about inspiring!  Seriously, who would not be inspired with : rackycoo, MissingWillow, cackle, loves2experiment, HSG, and alteredmommy!!!?  Talented, smart, kind and fun...I left feeling energized and wanting to craft more and more! Cheesy

Then, to top it off...I come to my favorite board ever and see that there are even more wonderful goodies!  My list of 50 is going to be over 200 at this rate! Cheesy

I see lots of projects for the June/July challenge...after I unpack and get back to everyday living, I will look and comment on the projects

well, one comment:  I love the quilt looking afghan, fFrogg!!!

« Reply #3122 on: July 05, 2012 01:42:16 PM »

So impressive that you're all crafting thru the summer heat!  (For those of us in the northern hemisphere, at least.)

With no air conditioning and 10 days of temps in the upper 90's, I'm starting to slow down, but I did want to post what I've been doing the past month.

32. Knit snakes
I made a dozen of these creepy characters for International Yarn Bombing Day my first participation.  I made them with wire running thru the body so they are poseable, and deployed them thru out the large municipal garden near my house.  I was very self-conscious about it, and put them out at the crack of dawn, but still got some curious looks.  Most were gone the next day, but there are two that are still slithering down a banister at the park!

33. Rain barrel stand and installed
Weve had an extremely hot summer so far, and it looks like its going to get worse, so Im glad I finally built a stand and got this rain barrel deployed.  Its huge, 50-gallon, and I was pleased I could tuck it away behind this little gate, with a shut-off hose attaced that feeds thru the gate.

34. Self watering planters
I found this idea here: http://edenmakersblog.com/?p=4348 and Im pleased to report they work pretty well!  They are a little tippy, so I put a handful of stones in the base.  And they do get a little grubby looking as some of the dirt works its way to the bottom, so I think Ill try covering the bases with foil or some contact paper.  But when everybody else is watering their potted plants twice a day, its nice to only have to top it up once a week!

35. Blubarb jam
Before it got so hot, I was doing a fair bit of cooking.  Made another batch of Blueberry-Rhubarb jam, with less sugar than last years, but just as tasty.  And what is home made jam without.

36. Sourdough bread
My sister gave me a really good sourdough starter, and Ive been making some of the best bread.  Its unfortunately the last thing I need to be eating, so Ive been making a lot of my friends very happy! 
Im experimenting with freezing and reviving the starter, since I dont think I can keep baking in the 98+ heat!  And when its that hot, you need someway to cool off.

37. Sorbet
Years ago someone gave me a little ice cream maker, and to be honest, Ive barely used it.  But once I noticed a lactose-intolerant buddy of mine was going bankrupt on fruit sorbet this summer, I got it out and have been experimenting.  The basic formula has been simple syrup + fruit + any extras I want to add in.  Shown here is Granny Smith apple and honey with walnuts, and Double Mango with crystallized ginger.

38. Elenka 1and 2
Back in March I began knitting this cute little dress for the daughter of a friend.  Id been bugging her for exact measurements, and I wasnt terribly surprised to find halfway thru the dress that it was a size too small.  So I finished the knit part and knit another one in the right size.  Then I set them aside, because youre supposed to finish them with a crocheted edge, and I didnt know to crochet.  Until this week.  Procrastinated for two months on the trim and finished it in a weekend.  Theres a lesson there somewhere.

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« Reply #3123 on: July 05, 2012 02:29:07 PM »

I just love your ideas on conserving water!  Believe me, it is super hot where I am, too...I am trying not to use the air conditioning by not using the oven...

Your bread looks fantastic...I keep my sourdough starter in the fridge...it keeps forever if you feed it...(that sounds scary, doesn't it!?)

how fun to do some yarn bombing!

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« Reply #3124 on: July 05, 2012 03:46:25 PM »

Hey, can this count as one of my projects? hehe

Lookie what I made!  I chained together part of the finale with black match!  Woot!  My husband got to be the co-lead pyro this year for the professional firework show downtown this year.  It takes 3 days of set up to do, and its so much fun!  This year I got to chain together shells for the finale.  Normally I just wire, but this year I didn't do much of that.

Putting in the e-match, a very delicate procedure!  Put it in too fast and KABOOM!  lol!

And here I am gathering up my chain to put into the sandbox with the mortars!  Weee!

KABOOM!!!  Ooooo ahhhhh! (not a finale chain, but one of my favorite pictures I took of the shoot)

HERE's a finale chain.  ^_^


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« Reply #3126 on: July 05, 2012 05:22:15 PM »

Awesome.  Totally count the fireworks.   We are finishing off the gingerbread house this evening.  We are only using very small stationary fireworks and fountains because of the dry conditions, but it is still a blast to watch the spuds plot how they are going to do the gingerbread house in. 

The doilies are beautiful.  Love the rainbows, bear hug, other stenciled shirts, all the sci fi/steampunk/geekery, upcycling, baking, conservation....  So much crafty goodness going on around here. 


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« Reply #3127 on: July 05, 2012 06:04:34 PM »

The fireworks are so awesome!  Love it! 

« Reply #3128 on: July 06, 2012 12:03:11 AM »

mama24boyz - I love Daysies rainbow themed birthday party. My favorites are the rainbow jello and the balloon wreath  Grin

Ffrogg526 - I love sock monkeys! and yours looks great with the bow tie and the top hat!

Bookstorebabe - The compact is fantastic!  Cheesy

I'm busy working on some sock monkeys at the moment...

My latest creations:

A book thong

Some spiders

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« Reply #3129 on: July 06, 2012 06:13:15 AM »

I think I recognize some of those projects, v3nu5!! Awesome work.

Your rain barrel is inspiring, yofi! And I wish I could smell that bread! Looks delicious.

Awesome fireworks, jillybeans!!

Your spiders are adorable, katara. Who would have thought I'd ever say that about spiders?!

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