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151  Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2014~ *Join Anytime* in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: November 18, 2014 12:08:47 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Apparition
SPEW: Yes - the church-ladies group my grandmother belongs to makes these for local hospitals and nursing homes.
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name:  Chocolate Square
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: Three shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be three.  Three colors, and, coincidentally, three double crochet stitches for each "blip" in a granny square


Chocolate Square by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Detention - September
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Orange Dots
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: I cut this dress out at the same time as I did the one I used for my herbology assignment, but decided I valued sleep more than dressing up my dolls in matching outfits for Halloween.  But since orange is a Thanksgiving color too, I decided to put it together for this month's holiday.


Mischa is the most cooperative model by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

My OWL socks are all knit up.  Despite careful counting and detailed notes, they don't seem to be quite the same size.  I'll be blocking them tonight and hoping that fixes some of the problem.
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152  Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2014~ *Join Anytime* in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: November 12, 2014 12:25:23 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle Studies
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Sweater for Baby E.
Project Page Link: Elsie Cardigan (link to pattern's ravelry page)
Brief Description: A suite-mate from college had her first baby in September.  I knit this up using yarn a mutual roommate/suite-mate brought back from Ireland (so it's a gift made from a gift).  I finished this pretty close to when the baby was born, but it's taken me another month to sew the buttons on.  It's supposed to be a 12 month size (I'm not really sure how babies work in that regard) so hopefully the baby's size and her need for a sweater coincide.


Baby Sweater by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
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153  Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2014~ *Join Anytime* in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: November 04, 2014 12:35:23 PM
midkiffsjoy - I wouldn't have known that wasn't a Mason Jar unless you said so.  It looks awesome.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean - Pizza
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Sundress Test
Project Page Link: Made using this free pattern.
Brief Description: The skirt for this dress is made of wedges, much like pizza (unless you are from one of the strange parts of the world that goes in for square pizzas).  One of our local pizza places does a really good white pizza with ricotta and spinach, but this dress is more reminiscent of the sauce rather than the toppings.  Maybe it needs some green embellishment...


More Muslin by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
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154  Re: 2014 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: November 01, 2014 10:39:39 AM
November Themes


brown coin quilt by splityarn, on Flickr

Color: Brown
Pattern: Plaid
For: Transportation - your car, bike, water-buffalo, however you get around.
Challenge 1: In our family we have a saying "all done but the pressing" quoting a great-grandmother who was great at starting projects but not so great at the final details needed to make them usable.  Put the finishing touches on any languishing almost-finished projects.
Challenge 2: Make things in bulk.  Those multiples may come in handy next month.
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155  Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2014~ *Join Anytime* in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: October 31, 2014 12:05:18 PM
I'm sitting at my desk dressed as the 4th Doctor giggling over your light up Tardis patch, noodle-bug.  Love it!

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology
SPEW: n/a
House: Hooflepoof
Project Name: Pumpkin Dress
Project Page Link: From a free pattern on the puchi collective, but the site seems to be down at the moment.
Brief Description: I am generally not a huge fan of orange, unless we're talking about pumpkins or fall leaves.  Since it had been a while since I sewed for this particular doll, I thought I'd whip up a quick seasonal dress.


Pumpkin Dress by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
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156  Re: 2014 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: October 28, 2014 08:40:25 AM
I love the patchwork Christmas fabric you used for the bunting, jfer007.

Time for my usual monthly doll clothes dump.  These were for an extended project for the HP Craftalong, so some of them were actually made in September.




Dress #1 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Dress #2 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Dress #3 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Dress #4 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Dress #5 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Dress #6 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Dress #7 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
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157  Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2014~ *Join Anytime* in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: October 24, 2014 02:02:44 PM
Warning: Wordy & Pic Heavy Post Ahead!

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy NEWT
SPEW: n/a
House: Hooflepuff
Project Name: 7 Dresses in 7 Weeks
Project Page Link (if available): See Below
Brief Description: For my Arithmancy NEWT I decided to sew 7 dresses for my 27cm doll in 7 weeks.  This involved things that I hadnt done in forever (setting sleeves) and things Id never done before (sewing jersey).  The time-table didnt exactly work out to one a week as planned due to several unexpected house guests and being kidnapped for family stuff, but I still managed to get it done.  Letting my inner Ravenclaw out for a little bit, I have written up my notes for each dress.

Dress #1

Dress #1 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Pattern: Empire Waist Bodice Pattern
Modifications: None
Notes: Tried a new-to-me method of attaching the skirt to avoid bulk, which worked really well.  Skirt is 4.75 x 15 inches.  It overlaps a bit too much in the back, but still has a nice shape.

Dress #2

Dress #2 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Pattern: Simple BID Sundress
Modifications: Reduced width of bodice in front and back.
Notes: Took too much off the back - theres not really enough overlap for a proper closure.  Bows were a bit of a challenge - one is perfect and the other is doing a sideways granny knot thing.

Dress #3

Dress #3 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Pattern: personal pattern shared by another doll enthusiast
Modifications: Pattern was for a bigger doll, so printed it at 92% and still had to do extensive modifications in the bodice to get it to fit.  First time doing sleeves in about 5 years, so they arent all that pretty.  Forgot to use the reduced bulk method to attach the skirt.  If I did it again, Id probably shorten the bodice a bit more.

Dress #4

Dress #4 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Pattern: Simple BID Dress
Modifications: Narrowed the bodice a bit.  (Are we sensing a theme?)
Notes: Really versatile pattern, but if I had to make it again Id shorten the bodice and add fullness to the skirt.

Dress #5

Dress #5 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Pattern: personal pattern shared by another doll enthusiast
Modifications: uses the same basic bodice as #3, shortened by about 1/4 inches.
Notes: there are more exposed raw edges than there should be, but I had never done a Peter Pan collar before.  I think with better markings, basting, and better lighting I could definitely do better.

Dress #6

Dress #6 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Pattern: my own modification of the bodice from dress #1 based on an old dress my mother made for her Ginny doll.
Modifications: extended the shoulder straps of the sundress.
Notes: This was an aha! moment after years of wondering how this sort of dress is constructed.  Long skirt because it's intended to be a nightie.

Dress #7

Dress #7 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
Pattern: A-Line Dress for Littlefee
Modifications: none.  Dresses #s 1 and 7 were the only ones actually designed for this size doll.
Notes: made from an old tshirt.  First time sewing jersey materials.  Had the right type of needle, but will definitely have to do some more research before trying again.  Things wiggled around a lot.

Also!  The hems are not as wonky as they seem.  This girl likes to stand with one hip cocked, so she's leaning a bit in most of these pictures.
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158  Re: 2014 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: October 01, 2014 09:05:00 AM
October Themes


My grandmother's lace by httf, on Flickr

Color: Black
Pattern: Lace
For: Your workplace
Challenge 1: If you have a super special item that you've been saving for a perfect project there's no time like the present to use it.
Challenge 2: Make some small, portable projects.
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159  Re: 2014 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: September 20, 2014 09:18:24 AM
Time for a quick update for September!

I made a quick lapghan for my grandmother's church ladies.  These make great meditative TV crafting and it used up 3 skeins of yarn that were rejects from an amigurumi project (who knew I preferred red heart to simply soft when it comes to acrylic?).  It turned out silky soft but a little smaller than intended.


253 Poodle Square by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

And a quick card project - I'm trying to work through scraps at the moment.


Purple Package by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

Finally, because I cannot post without something doll related, a quick fingering weight sweater.  I had a tiny bit of Noro I was trying to finish off, but there's still more left.  Hopefully enough for a hat.


Slouchy Sweater by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
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160  Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2014~ *Join Anytime* in Craftalongs by gaudiknight on: September 19, 2014 09:51:11 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Botts Every Flavor Bean - Pomegranate
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Slouchy Sweater
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: Knitting = needles = pomegranates?  Not really sure how that math works, but it gets me a doll sized sweater at the end of it.


Slouchy Sweater by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

My NEWT is going well.  I'm two weeks into my 7 week adventure and have finished 2 outfits, so right on schedule.

I'm also starting on a pair of socks, and given that it took me the better part of two months to finish my last pair, I'm going to propose them as an OWL.

OWL Subject: Herbology
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Sassafras Socks
Brief Description: Sassafras is a rather interesting plant - most of the trees in its family are evergreen but the sassafras is deciduous.  Its leaves have three different shapes, and if a random illustration on Wikipedia can be believed, they make good homes for swallowtail butterflies.  And if you consume a huge quantity of sassafras it will cause cancer, which means it can't be used to flavor root beer any more.  It was a very popular medicinal herb historically and still has scientific uses.  My socks will be inspired by the colors and shapes of sassafras.

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