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111  Re: Summer Nerd Games: June 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014 ~Join anytime!~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: July 19, 2014 10:44:16 AM
Haha, Mrs. Peel! Great name and excellent embroidery as usual, Ludi!

Prompt: July flash mob
Team: randomizer
Event: Fabricology
Bonus Points: UFO 10
Project Name: maxi dress alterations and repairs
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: I've had this thrift store dress in my to-fix pile for months...ok, years.  Roll Eyes I sewed up under the arms, closed the front more and did a few repairs to the elastic. I finished just in time to wear it to a wedding yesterday!
Project Picture:

(crummy picture taken this morning)

Prompt:  July photogenic
Team: randomizer
Event: Paperology
Bonus Points: Engineering 10
Project Name: paper cut card
Project Link: (if available) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434709.0
Brief Description: I designed the image and printed it out so I could hand-cut this card for my friend, J. We've been pals since preschool!
The link includes a tutorial on how I did the designing part. I'm still green, I know, but I wrote down what would have helped me when I was even greener!
Project Picture:

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112  Making a Pretty, Paper-Cut Message for the Artistically Challenged in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Calabaza on: July 19, 2014 10:28:25 AM

For a while now, I’ve liked to do simple paper cuts on occasion, such this card I made to go on a friend’s wedding gift.

It’s so fun! And it’s about the one type of paper crafting I can do with any confidence, although I’m still not that good. I thought this hid that fact all right!

If you’re at all like me, I have one big suggestion for your paper cut designing adventure:

Graph paper.

Here are some other suggestions:

Write out your message and give it some lines to rest on. I’ve seen paper cuts where the letters are connected only to each other and, perhaps, a background design. It’s amazing! Maybe someday I’ll get to that point and maybe I won’t. I thought this looked pretty good!

As you can see from the finished product, the dots and dashes aren’t connected. They had to be glued onto the white backing separately. I was okay with that.

Scan your message into your computer in case you mess up on the next step. When I did, I just printed out the scan and continued on. Okay, there was some grumbling about messing up but not as much as if I had messed up AND had to start from scratch.

Now, you could leave the design like with just the letters and lines or you could add a background. Leaves or vines or stars? They’re awesome. When I tried, though, they looked like eww. So connecting infinity-like loops it was!


Draw them out in pencil, adjust as needed, then marker over the top of the lines so you have an idea of how wide to leave them when you start cutting. I used a fine tip sharpie.

Next, decide where you want your image’s edges to be. I opted for this look for mine:

Scan it into your computer even if you lived dangerously before and didn’t make a copy because you’re going to flip.


However you want, flip it so it’s mirror image. I took a screen shot, put it in my text editing program and flipped it there.

Print it out and adhere it onto the back of whatever paper you’re using. I knew I was going to glue mine down to the backing paper completely (so the reverse would never be seen) so I used a plain, old glue stick.

Cut away!

Enjoy your work and your finished project!

Hope this helped!
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113  Re: Summer Nerd Games: June 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014 ~Join anytime!~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: July 09, 2014 05:10:45 PM
Wow on the quilling, vincentvanbuck!  Shocked

BadWolf314, the lasagna roll looks delicious!

The rest of this post is nothing but boring men's vests. You have been warned. If boring men's vests are not your thing (and I don't know why they would be), please scroll by.

Prompt:  Best things
Team: Randomizer
Event: Fabricology
Bonus Points: Giver 10
Project Name: vest
Project Link: 
Brief Description: I volunteer helping make costumes for a local, non-profit theater. The fabric is provided at no cost to me. Free crafting!
Project Picture:

Prompt: brownie points
Team: randomizer
Event: Fabricology
Bonus Points: Giver 10
Project Name: vest
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: Made for a nonprofit theater.
This one and the others are lined and have back darts.
I did not choose the pattern.
Project Picture:

Prompt:  geography
Team: randomizer
Event: Fabricology
Bonus Points: Giver 10
Project Name: vest
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: The vests will be used in the theater's production of Fiddler on the Roof. The story is set in one of the most fascinating places in the world to me: Eastern Europe!
Project Picture:

Prompt: midnight opening
Team: randomizer
Bonus Points: Giver 10
Project Name: vest
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: Fiddler on the Roof was made into a movie! I helped make costumes for a stage production of a musical that was made into a movie I love! I've got to say, even though they're boring men's vests (which I said I'd do because no one wanted to sew guy stuff), that is pretty cool.
Project Picture:

Those plaids do line up when they're not lounging on a couch waiting for me to snap a picture. Really!

Prompt:  multimedia team spirit
Team: randomizer
Event: Fabricology
Bonus Points: Giver 10
Project Name: vest
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: Movies are awesome! See more above.
Project Picture:

Prompt:  team spirit wordy
Team: randomizer
Event: Fabricology
Bonus Points: Giver 10
Project Name: vest
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: "Would it spoil some vast eternal plan if I were a wealthy man?" is a line in the song "If I Were a Rich Man" from Fiddler on the Roof. The lyrics were written by Sheldon Harnick. It's my dad's favorite line in one of the few musicals he likes. I think it's a pretty cool line too! I find myself thinking it at times  Roll Eyes
Extra wordiness: Look up subjunctive verbs if you're wondering why it's were and not was. Kind of neat!
Project Picture:

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114  Re: Summer Nerd Games: June 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014 ~Join anytime!~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: June 14, 2014 05:13:21 PM

Prompt:  Textbook team spirit
Team: Randomizer
Event: Foodology
Bonus Points: 
Project Name: Whipped Cream Pillow Cover
Project Link: 
Brief Description: A while ago I made one of these pillows and my mom really liked it. She called it, "the whipped cream pillow." For her birthday this year I finally made her one of her own.
Whipped cream- the stuff in a can -was invented during WWII and originally made with more abundant ingredients than the traditional food. With the rise of aerosol and the end of rationing the formula was changed and the fluffy junk food we know and love today was born! Hooray for inventors with a sweet tooth!
Project Picture:
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115  Re: Summer Nerd Games: June 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014 ~Join anytime!~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: June 13, 2014 07:53:17 PM
Go Team Randomizer!

What a beautiful sweater, pishaw13!

Prompt: Hike
Team: Randomizer
Event: Fabricology
Bonus Points: -
Project Name: Who hoop
Project Link:
Brief Description: I tried couching with the help of a wood hoop for this project I made for the TV/movie swap. I will stabilize this particular fabric if I ever use it for something like this again, but it turned out all right I think.
Project Picture:

The back is covered with glittery blue felt Smiley

Prompt: button
Team: Randomizer
Event: Fabricology
Bonus Points: -
Project Name: puzzle hoop
Project Link:
Brief Description: Also for the swap this appliquéd hoop features quotes written on fabric cut and ironed on to fit together. One of the brown fabrics I used has buttons on it.
Project Picture:

Prompt: Team Spirit Randomizer
Team: Randomizer
Event: Craftology
Bonus Points: 10 for my team!
Project Name: A completely different purse
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433992.0
Brief Description: This too was for the swap.
It features an homage (sketched, cut out of clear contact paper which was then used as a stencil for fabric painting, hence the craftology claim) to Monty Python and the Holy Grail's knights who say ni. The movie was made in the seventies with a medieval setting (sort of Wink ) The TV show, Monty Python's Flying Circus, features several skits (among them the killer joke, world forum) where history plays a part. History is important! So is a sense of humor Cheesy
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Prompt: flash mob - fictional male
Team: Randomizer
Event: Fabricology
Bonus Points:
Project Name: Sherlock Holmes throw pillow case
Project Link: 
Brief Description: I fell in love with the Sherlock short stories as a kid and have had a fondness for them, the title character and Watson ever since. This pillow case was made with reverse appliqué and has a blind-hemmed lapped zipper opening in the back.
It was, you guessed it, made for the swap.
Project Picture:

Prompt: June battle - scissors
Team: Randomizer
Event: Fabricology
Bonus Points: 
Project Name: octopus trying to be like the one from the fruity oaty bar commercial on Serenity
Project Link: 
Brief Description: Scissors were heavily used to make this. So many tiny, tiny snips and cuts. The design was taken from this but I didn't think my rendition recalled the one from the movie enough to send for the, say it with me folks, tv/movie swap. I know what I was getting at, however, so it'll join my growing wall art collection.
Project Picture:

It's in a 4 or 5 inch hoop.

Prompt: fandom team spirit
Team: Randomizer
Event: Fabricology
Bonus Points: 
Project Name: FMA transmutation circle mug rug
Project Link: 
Brief Description: Take a wild guess as to why I made this  Grin
A friend introduced me to anime and manga through Fullmetal Alchemist and, despite a rocky start, I enjoy an occasional revisit to the style. This mug rug features a transmutation circle done sashiko-style. It goes though both sides so it's the same front and back. The stitching also serves as the quilting. I thought I was done with it in May, but then I decided I didn't want to leave the edges raw so I bound them and, thus, it qualifies for these games.
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116  A completely different purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Calabaza on: June 13, 2014 07:02:43 PM
For those confused by the antlered ni in the corner of the flap, please refer to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, particularly the knights who say ni Smiley

For the recent TV/Movie swap I made this purse.

The back

has a big pocket hiding little pockets.

Map fabric for the lining with a single, long pocket.

The up-cycled black sheet is made sturdier by fusible fleece. The strap is padded with two lengths of fleece. Its long- 50-60 -but can be made shorter by tying or threading through/clipping to the loops differently.

The tribute I designed (I think. Sometimes ideas seep in without my knowing Roll Eyes by doodling on clear contact paper (the paper backing, not the plastic.) After cutting it out with a knife, I stuck the contact paper (the plastic) on the wrong side of the fabric and painted over it with dark gold fabric paint, making sure it soaked through to get the distressed look.

It was pretty fun to make!
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117  Re: Movie/TV Show Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Calabaza on: June 13, 2014 06:59:24 PM
I received today from DaphadillyArt! I came home sick from work and there it was waiting to cheer me up. It sounds like we were a great match because she says she loves her stuff and I love mine!

A big, soft, comfy Mike Wazowski eye pillow and the cutest baby Mike and baby Sully!

Avengers hoop,

a Firefly mug,

and the best journal!

This is one of my favorite quotes from Arsenic and Old Lace and it is oh so true around here! Grin Did I have it pinned somewhere or did you just happen to pick it? It is perfect!

Thanks so much, DA!

Cryssoleil, love the Sherlock wall hoop!

pinkmichk, excellent silly walks clock!
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118  Re: DO NOT POST: Setting Up the Summer Nerd Games - June 1 - August 31, 2014 in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: May 24, 2014 10:46:48 AM

~ Geekdom of OOAKs, Oddballs, and Marchers to Different Drummers ~
To better understand this team...
          -Our motto could be "It's all good."
                    -Kind of like Hufflepuff

Welcome, welcome!
If you have any questions, go ahead and pop off a PM to me, Calabaza,
or mosey on over to the Discussion Thread.

~Team Randomizer Points - 3040~
Reminders: Challenges/Battles 20 pts, Research Projects 100 pts
Engineering/Giver/UFO/Prompt Specific 10 pts Extra

Completed Challenges
Hike - crazyda79, Calabaza, artsycandice, Cryssoleil, LovelyMiss
Waldo - artsycandice, Cryssoleil, crazyda79, LovelyMiss, Calabaza
Best Things - artsycandice, crazyda79, Cryssoleil, Calabaza*, LovelyMiss
Button - Calabaza, artsycandice, crazyda79, Cryssoleil, LovelyMiss*
Onomatopoeia - artsycandice, Cryssoleil, crazyda79, Calabaza, LovelyMiss
Wee Bit - crazyda79, artsycandice, LovelyMiss, Calabaza
User's Manual - crazyda79*, LovelyMiss, Cryssoleil, artsycandice, Calabaza
Photogenic - crazyda79, Calabaza*, LovelyMiss
Geography - Calabaza*, crazyda79, LovelyMiss, artsycandice
Midnight Opening - Calabaza*, crazyda79, artsycandice, Cryssoleil*, LovelyMiss
Rainbow - crazyda79*, Calabaza*, LovelyMiss*, artsycandice
Rhinestone - crazyda79, Calabaza, LovelyMiss, artsycandice
2.0 - crazyda79, Cryssoleil, LovelyMiss, Calabaza, artsycandice
String - Calabaza*, crazyda79, LovelyMiss, artsycandice
Stash - crazyda79, LovelyMiss, Calabaza, artsycandice

Completed Battles
June - Calabaza, crazyda79, Cryssoleil, artsycandice, LovelyMiss
July - crazyda79, artsycandice, Calabaza, LovelyMiss
August - crazyda79, Calabaza, LovelyMiss

Completed Flash Mobs
June - crazyda79, Calabaza, Cryssoleil, artsycandice, LovelyMiss
July - Calabaza*, LovelyMiss*, crazyda79**
August - crazyda79, Calabaza, LovelyMiss, artsycandice

Completed Red Alerts
Perseid Meteor Shower - crazyda79, artsycandice, LovelyMiss, Calabaza

Brownie Points Projects
crazyda79 again!**

Completed Research Projects
Artsycandice again!*

Team Spirit
Textbook - Calabaza, artsycandice, crazyda79*, LovelyMiss
Multimedia - Cryssoleil, Calabaza*, crazyda79, LovelyMiss, artsycandice
Wordy - artsycandice*, Calabaza*, crazyda79, LovelyMiss
Fandom - Calabaza, Cryssoleil, crazyda79, LovelyMiss, artsycandice
Randomizer - Calabaza*, artsycandice*, crazyda79*, LovelyMiss*

   / = 1 project in the event, // = 2, B = 3! bronze medal earned S = 4! silver, G = 5! gold
yarnology ~ Cryssoleil //, crazyda79 G, LovelyMiss G, Calabaza /
fabricology ~ Calabaza G, artsycandice G, crazyda79 G, Cryssoleil S, LovelyMiss G
paperology ~ artsycandice G, Cryssoleil B, crazyda79 G, Calabaza B, LovelyMiss G
foodology ~ Calabaza //, crazyda79 G, LovelyMiss G, Cryssoleil /
craftology ~ crazyda79 G, Calabaza S, Cryssoleil //, artsycandice G, LovelyMiss G
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119  Re: Spring Nerd Battles --March 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014-- Join anytime! in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: May 02, 2014 02:55:20 PM
That owl looks like those magnets you can get in the store except way neater!

Battle/Challenge: April UFO
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points: Black = 10
Project Name: Purse strap
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: I'd been meaning to make a new strap for this purse almost since I finished it. The other one just wasn't cutting it. I had spare material and thread and clips and fusible fleece and, now, it's finally done! I like how its sturdy yet comfortable and adjustable. The fabric has black threads running through it.
Project Picture:

And the whole thing:
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120  Re: One Tiny Surprise Thing Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Calabaza on: May 02, 2014 02:46:00 PM
Look what arrived for me from Koreena today:

The stitches are so tiny! Seriously! I think she used embroidery floss.
Thanks much, Koreena! And thank you to our organizers too!
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