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1  EPP Hexie Fabric Swap R2- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: July 13, 2017 09:49:29 AM

Swap Thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452485.0


Status:
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alwaysinmyroom: Amazon_warrior, aspenwall, Averia, craftADDchick, Eamea, Immaculata, quaggy

Amazon_warrior: alwaysinmyroom, Averia, craftADDchick, Eamea, Immaculata, quaggy

aspenwall: alwaysinmyroom, Averia, craftADDchick, Eamea, quaggy

Averia: alwaysinmyroom, Amazon_warrior, aspenwall, craftADDchick, Eamea, Immaculata, quaggy

craftADDchick: alwaysinmyroom, Amazon_warrior, aspenwall, Averia, Eamea, Immaculata, quaggy

Eamea: alwaysinmyroom, Amazon_warrior, aspenwall, Averia, craftADDchick, Immaculata, quaggy

Immaculata: alwaysinmyroom, Amazon_warrior, Averia, craftADDchick, Eamea, quaggy

quaggy: alwaysinmyroom, Amazon_warrior, aspenwall, Averia, craftADDchick, Eamea, Immaculata
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2  Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: July 10, 2017 11:27:10 AM
Wow! That really sucks about Photobucket! That's a crazy amount of money, and I'm guessing they'll lose a ton of people. It's too bad they didn't decide to charge a more affordable fee. What a hassle for anyone who uses it!  Angry


Speaking of photos...

I have a little photographic evidence that I am actually making progress on my Research Projects!



This is a photo of most of my current t-shirt collection (a few are in the laundry).

How is this evidence? Well the piles are sorted:
- The leftmost stacks are my science & geek-themed shirts (planning on doing Science Shirt  Friday at school this year- bonus points for any of my students who join me)- with about 40 weeks of school, I think I have enough... and if not, I'll just make a couple...
- The center stack in the back is for our various theme-days (Spirit Week events several times a year)
- The center stack in the front is my craft-themed shirts (I didn't realize I have so many!)- but not the top one which I just realized is in the wrong pile Smiley
- The stacks on the right are general wear.
- Not pictured: A stack that's been relegated to the "okay to ruin" shirts that I'll wear on cleaning and house project days. A second stack is shirts that will become part of T-shirt and Jeans Quilt (one of my Research Projects)

This photo also does a bit of double duty for my craft room reorganizing Research Project, because I'm in the process of cleaning/organizing the back bedroom, which will be the temporary holding place for the craft stuff piled on and under the table in my craft room. That stuff all needs to be cleared out so I have room for my new storage cubbies (which will eventually become a cutting table). The weather hasn't been crazy hot, so I'm taking advantage of it!
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3  Re: Summer Nerd Games 2017: June 1 - August 31, 2017 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: June 29, 2017 07:17:40 PM
Since tomorrow is the end of the month, I figured I'd better post my projects tonight so I don't forget tomorrow Smiley

Prompt:  June Battle- Young Boy
Team: Clan of the Makers
Bonus Points: Brain Power
Project Name: Pillow Case
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I usually keep a pillow and a sleeping bag in the car, and the pillow case on that particular pillow was looking a little worn. So, this past weekend, my mom, my aunt, and I got together to learn how to use our sergers.My mom just got hers and had her first project all lined up, so she decided we should all learn together (my aunt and I have had our sergers sitting and collecting dust for several years). Once I figured out how to get mine to work, I helped my aunt, but my mom's machine wasn't working at all. Turns out that the belt had slipped off, so I re-attached it. Then, we took a break to run to the fabric store where my aunt and I got the fabric for the pillow cases (she picked it out and was making 2 for my cousin). The pattern/instructions that we used was the one for Ryan's Cases for Smiles (a charity that collects pillow cases for children battling cancer and other long term illnesses so they can have a special one for their lengthy hospital stays). While this pillow case is for me, I do have fabric to make some more for donating. And, now that I have learned the basics on my serger, the pillow cases should sew up pretty quickly. I learned a few things while making this one, in terms of using the serger (be careful not to get the pins stuck on the cutting blade, for example) which made it take longer to make. Future pillow cases should be finished in half the time!

Project Picture:




Prompt:  Side Quest- UFO Sighting
Team: Clan of the Makers
Bonus Points: WIP It!, UFO bonus: Different shapes
Project Name: 2017 Raindrop Rundown Shirts
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: Our second annual Raindrop Rundown (a run/walk down and back up the school driveway- 1/2 mile each way) was back in April, and I had planned to make shirts for the winners, but life intervened. School ended last Friday, and I finally made them on Thursday night! I had the design all planned out (different cloud shapes with raindrop shapes, plus the shapes of all of the letters) back in April, but hadn't cut, weeded, or ironed on the vinyl. It took several hours on Thursday, but they came out pretty good! Only 2 minor glitches, but unless the shirts are side-by-side, you're not likely to notice (and they're at the bottom of the piles in the photo). I made 6 all together- one for each first place winner (boy & girl) in grades 6-8.

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4  Yet Another TM Patch Swap R9 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: June 28, 2017 12:10:40 PM


Patch made by craftADDchick


Swap Thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452486.0



Status:
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Received
Received & Posted Pics
Feedback Given
Sending Late w/Communication
Contact Organizer


audio: Inselaeffchen, JoyfulClover
craftADDchick: craftylittlemonkey, JoyfulClover
crafty-becky: quaggy
craftylittlemonkey: craftADDchick, Inselaeffchen
curiousfae: gala_apples, Wulf
fatewineroses: gala_apples, SuzyScissor
gala_apples: curiousfae, fatewineroses
Inselaeffchen: audio, craftylittlemonkey
JoyfulClover:audio, craftADDchick, quaggy
quaggy: crafty-becky, JoyfulClover
Sharalee: SuzyScissor, Wulf
SuzyScissor: fatewineroses, Sharalee
Wulf: curiousfae, Sharalee

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5  Yet Another TM Patch Swap R9: SU- CLOSED; SO- July 31, 2017 in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by craftADDchick on: May 30, 2017 04:19:04 PM

Patch made by craftADDchick

Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452654.0



Swap Name: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R9
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: craftADDchick
Sign-up date range: May 30, 2017- June 18, 2017
Date to send item by: Monday, July 31, 2017

 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 Delivery Confirmation 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:
 Do you love making Teesha Moore-style patches? Have you always admired them but haven't yet caught the TM bug? Well, this could be the swap for you!

In this round of the TM Patch Swap, you will be crafting for 1 or 2 partners (first time swappers will be limited to 1 partner) and from 1-3 patches (you and your partner should agree on the exact number).

Also, you will have the option of exchanging a TM Patch Supply kit with your partner (contents of kit may include: floss, fabric, embellishments {buttons, beads, ribbons, charms, etc}, poly-fil, etc.).

Let's keep this swap simple and limit it to the sending of patches and kits (if you love sending extra things, consider adding those as part of a kit Smiley ).

There are lots of inspirational patches from previous swaps, so check out some of the galleries here:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451858.0 (Round 8 )

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448165.0 (Round 7)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=445370.0 (Round 6)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439296.0 (Round 5)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437989.0 (Round 4)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436180.0 (Round 3)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434712.0 (Round 2)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432695.0 (Round 1)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407645.0#axzz2UxtFzswN

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402089.0#axzz2UxtFzswN

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426480.0#axzz2bcdxNvuF

IF your are new to making patches, here are some links to Teesha Moore's own video tutorials showing you her techniques. You won't want to miss these.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cm4RoEsgl0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt49UgGzy6k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=246iSNnS8So
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njd3J7ttslQ

And, here's a thread right here on Craftster that has some additional tips by your fellow Craftsters!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451936.0


 If you want to participate, information to send to organizer, craftADDchick:

 QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
 Name of swap: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R9!
 Craftster username:
 Email address:
 Your real name:
 Mailing address including the country (please put it in the proper format for mailing to your country):
 Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
 Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
 Do you want one or two partners?
How many patches would you like to make for each partner (Organizer will attempt to match partners based on this information as much as possible)?
Do you also want to exchange a kit with your partner(s), in addition to the patches?
List at least four themes to inspire your partner: (Some themes from previous swaps were the beach, peace and love, buttons, rainbows, DOTD, trees and nature, literature, stripes and polkadots, craftster's choice.)
List preferred size range, if you have one:
Preferred colors, if any:
Are there any colors or themes you really don't want to receive?
Are odd shapes desirable, such as round or triangular patches?
Do you have a Pinterest, website, or another site that your partner can peruse for inspiration?
Do you have any allergies that could be a problem?
Do you have any allergens in your home?

 IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


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


PARTICIPANTS:

1. craftADDchick
2. audio
3. Sharalee
4. Inselaeffchen
5. SuzyScissor
6. fatewineroses
7. Wulf
8. JoyfulClover
9. craftylittlemonkey
10. crafty-becky
11. gala_apples
12. quaggy
13. curiousfae


PARTNERS:

audio: Inselaeffchen, JoyfulClover
craftADDchick: craftylittlemonkey, JoyfulClover
crafty-becky: quaggy
craftylittlemonkey: craftADDchick, Inselaeffchen
curiousfae: gala_apples, Wulf
fatewineroses: gala_apples, SuzyScissor
gala_apples: curiousfae, fatewineroses
Inselaeffchen: audio, craftylittlemonkey
JoyfulClover:audio, craftADDchick, quaggy
quaggy: crafty-becky, JoyfulClover
Sharalee: SuzyScissor, Wulf
SuzyScissor: fatewineroses, Sharalee
Wulf: curiousfae, Sharalee
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6  EPP Hexie Fabric Swap R2-SU: CLOSED; SO- July 31, 2017 in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by craftADDchick on: May 30, 2017 04:01:09 PM

Photo by sloth003


Click HERE for the Gallery!


Swap name: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap
 R2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: craftADDchick

Sign-up date range: May 30- June 18, 2017
Date to send item by: July 31, 2017


Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Not at this time
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

    If so, which country?


Additional Age requirement? 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/NO

- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO

- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO

- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO

- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO

- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO

- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO

- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO



Details of swap:

Are you an EPP junkie? Does the sight of neat little stacks of stitched up hexagons make you smile with delight? Do you have dreams of making a quilt with hundreds of hexies? Could you use a bit more variety in your hexie stash? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the swap for you!

In this swap, you will be exchanging 24 squares of quality, 100% quilting cotton with up to each member of the swap. This may mean that you will have to send out of your country, but fabric squares are small and light, so postage should be lower. You may also have the option to swap finished hexies and/or a small item made with hexies (such as a pincushion, mug rug, etc.).

What size squares do you need?

The size of the hexagon is determined by the length of one side. So, a 1" hexie has sides that measure 1" each. To determine the size of the square you need, refer to the information below.

1/4" hexie = 1" square
1/2" hexie = 1 1/2" square
3/4" hexie = 2" square
1" hexie = 2 1/2" square
1 1/4" hexie = 3" square
1 1/2" hexie = 3 1/2" square
2" hexie = 4 1/2" square
3" hexie = 6 1/2" square

So, it seems like the formula for the size of the square is: 2X the side length  plus a 1/2".

So, a 2 1/2" hexie would need a 5 1/2" square (2 1/2" X 2= 5", plus 1/2"= 5 1/2")


Note: If you need larger squares, but are partnered with someone who needs much smaller squares, you may want to consider sending your partner a few extra squares Smiley

What do I need to know about sending finished hexies?

A finished hexie is one that has already been stitched into the hexagon shape. When sending finished hexies, please adhere to the following guidelines:
1. Please use card stock (or index cards) to make your templates so your partner can reuse them.
2. Please punch a hole in the center of the template to make them easier to remove.
3. Please be sure that your template is the correct size for your partner. Remember that a hexie's size is determined by the length of one side.
4. Please leave the template in the hexies when you mail them.
5. Please check with your partner to see if they would like you to stitch through the template to the front along the sides of the hexagon. (While this can hold the template in place, especially for larger hexies, some people don't remove the basting from the hexies. It can also reduce the number of times the template can be reused.)
6. If you plan to use glue to help to hold the template in place, please check with your partner first. Also, please make sure to use a glue stick that is specifically for use with fabric.


What can I make with my hexies?

Well, if you don't want to make a quilt, I've started a board on Pinterest with some ideas for smaller projects. Check it out here: http://pin.it/pB0s5aT



If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:



QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap

Craftster username:

Email address:

Your real name:

Mailing address including the country (Please write it in the proper format for shipping to your country):

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country (swappers with more than one partner may need to ship out of the country for at least one partner)? (YES/NO)
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

Do you understand that you will need to get a tracking number if shipping within the US, or keep a copy of your receipt if shipping outside the US? (YES/NO)
How many partners would you like (1, 2, or 3)? First time swappers will be limited to one partner.
In the last round, there were 8 swappers, and participants swapped with everyone. If a similar number of swappers happens in this round, would you be willing to swap with everyone?
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?
Organizer will do her best to match partners based on this information:
   What size fabric squares (see information above) do you need?
   Do you want any fussy cut pieces? (YES/NO)
   Do you want multiples of fabric pieces (i.e. If you plan on making hexie flowers, you'll need 6 of each fabric)? (YES/NO)
        How many squares of each fabric do you need?
   Do you want to receive hexies that are already stitched (see note above about how to send pre-stitched hexies)? (YES/NO)
   Would you like to also swap a small finished object made with hexies? (YES/NO)
   Is there anything else you would like your partner(s) to know?




IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.




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



PARTICIPANTS:

1. craftADDchick
2. aspenwall
3. Immaculata
4. quaggy
5. Amazon_warrior
6. Averia
7. Eamea
8. alwaysinmyroom

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7  Re: Spring Nerd Battles: March 1 - May 31, 2017 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: May 30, 2017 07:30:17 AM
Prompt: April- Quote #3
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Community, Engineering
Project Name: Celebrating Girl Power Bookmarks
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452482.0
Brief Description: I created these Girl Power! bookmarks to celebrate some of the achievements of famous female scientists/engineers. I found some coloring book images online, resized them in Microsoft Publisher, added some additional bio info where needed, printed them onto card stock then cut them out.

Quote: A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink. - Gina Carey

Project Photo:


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8  Celebrating Girl Power! Bookmarks in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by craftADDchick on: May 30, 2017 07:26:23 AM
I teach 6th grade science, and middle school tends to be the time where girls lose interest in science careers. So, to help promote the amazing power of females, I created some Girl Power! bookmarks, highlighting some famous female scientists/engineers.

I found some coloring book images online and resized them to fit onto a bookmark. For those that were missing any biographical information, I added a little blurb. Then, I added the Girl Power! message, printed them onto cardstock and cut them apart!






I think that, next year, I'll also post some full size copies of the images on the bulletin board during Women's History Month. I might even color them in first Smiley

I can't upload the file here because the images are not my own, but I'd be willing to share the PDF (for personal use), if anyone is interested. Just send me a PM.
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9  Re: Spring Nerd Battles: March 1 - May 31, 2017 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: May 28, 2017 03:11:30 PM
Prompt:  May Battle- Synonym
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Brain Power
Project Name: CindyLou Shirt
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: A while ago, I purchased a LuLaRoe Perfect T shirt, and while I loved the way it fit, at $36 a pop, I couldn't add many to my wardrobe. I had seen a couple of tutorials that showed how to trace a shirt to make your own pattern so, after a trip to the $2.99 a yard fabric store, I headed down to my mom's (she just moved back from FL for the summer), and we got to work. The hardest part was figuring out the sleeve. But, the rest of it came together pretty easily, once we had the pattern all traced. And now, I have a nice comfortable shirt to wear (in the same exact style as the more expensive LuLaRoe shirt) while I'm chaperoning the Washington DC trip in about a week! My mom kept calling the original shirt my "LaLa shirt" but we decided that, since CindyLou is my nickname, my version would be called the "CindyLou"" shirt Smiley

Project Picture:


The color doesn't show up well, but it's a green pattern framed by black and white.


Prompt:  May- Coruscant
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Swaptastic
Project Name: Craftster Trading Card
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: For my Craftster Trading Card in Round 2 of the swap, I am wearing a very sparkly outfit!

Project Picture:
Just a link until everyone receives...
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/73745_28May17_IMG_2330.JPG

Prompt:  May- Ostentiferous
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: FitNice T-shirt #2
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: This is another version of the FitNice Master T-Shirt pattern, only made with short sleeves. The fabric has a print on it that resembles the end of an arrow. Arrows are made with feathers on the end, and if a feather falls at your feet, one interpretation is that it is an omen that your calls have been heard and answered.

Project Picture:



Prompt:  UFO-Lubbock Lights
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Repeating Pattern, WIP It! (I bought the fabric a while ago and I have been waiting for my mom to come back to MA)
Project Name: CindyLou Shirt #2
Project Link:
Brief Description: This is another LuLaRoe Perfect T shirt knockoff, and it uses fabric that has a repeating pattern of hexagons and diamonds.

Project Picture:




I have 5 prompts that I haven't completed, but I need to get one project finished tomorrow, so I'll be able to check that off of the list, and I just thought of one more I might be able to get done (and possibly a third one). I have a Free Range Crafting item but it needs one more bit to be called finished. And, somewhere, I have a "throwback" item... So, if I get myself a little bit organized, I might be able to sneak in a few more (I just made a list and have 4 items that I "definitely" should be able to finish, and 3 items that I "possibly" might be able to get finished).
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10  Re: Spring Nerd Battles: March 1 - May 31, 2017 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: May 01, 2017 06:33:48 PM
Prompt: April- Quote #4
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Robot Tile #1
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: "With regard to robots, in the early days of robots people said, 'Oh, let's build a robot' and what's the first thought? You make a robot look like a human and do human things. That's so 1950s. We are so past that. --Neil deGrasse Tyson"
Back at the beginning of March, my sister and I took a glass fusing class (it was my Christmas present), and we were supposed to make St. Patrick's Day coasters. But, when the instructor said we could make something else if we wanted, I had to make robots! I have another one from a few years ago, but I don't know where I stashed it.

Project Photo:



Prompt: May- Gasconading
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Robot Tile #2
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I made a second robot tile, because we had a plenty of time, and I used some very tiny glass rods as part of the design when I made these. For the tile on the right, it was especially tricky to place them. I was worried that they would shift when the instructor put them into the kiln. When I went to pick the tiles up, I was the first one in the class to do so, and I was pretty impressed with how great my tiles looked (especially compared to some of the others). Even my very talented artist sister said that mine came out the best (I took pictures so she could see them all).

Project Photo: See photo above


Prompt: May- Fugacious
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Canning Day #2 of 2017
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: Saturday, I canned with my canning buddy up in NH. We made rhubarb quick pickles (less than 15 minutes to make), rhubarb vinegar (which will be ready to strain and bottle on Thursday), pickled asparagus, asparagus relish (which used up the ends of the asparagus that we trimmed off so the stalks would fit into the jar). All of these will be consumed!

Project Photo:





Prompt: April- Quote #1
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Engineering
Project Name: Dollhouse Fabric Bolts (in the Craft Hutch)
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: "Creativity is contagious- pass it on. -- Albert Einstein"
Anybody who knows me knows that I am a crafty gal, and I'm happy to share what I've learned and learn from others. When my mom and I decided to start decorating my childhood dollhouse (made by my uncle, but left in my mom's attic for about 35 years), I knew the attic space would be perfect for a craft room (with and adjoining library). The craft hutch is the first thing we made for the room. It's a purchased hutch that was unfinished, so we painted it white. Then, I loaded it up with little fabric bolts (I really wanted the post to be just the bolts, but I forgot to photograph them before I left FL, and my mom photographed them for me, and I didn't specify that I just wanted the fabric bolts). I cut little bits of cardboard (about 3/4" tall by about 1/2" wide) and then cut strips of fabric (about 1/2" wide and 2 1/2" long). I glued down one end of the fabric strip, wrapped the rest around the "bolt," and glued the end down with just a dab of glue.

Project Photo:



Prompt: April- Quote #2
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Brain Power
Project Name: FitNice T-shirt
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself. --Muhammad Ali

My aunt came across this pattern designing class about the FitNice design system, and when the class got cancelled, my mom bought the DVD and pattern. The idea is that you create a master pattern, that is fitted to you, and then you can alter it to make over 100 different tops (when you buy more DVDs). While I was in FL (visiting my mom, and my aunt came down later in the week), we decided to give it a try. Since I was leaving first, I got to be the guinea pig. We had a lot of trouble getting the sleeve area to fit properly (I think I stitched it at least 3 different ways), and I had to redo the neck band because I measured the pattern, and not the shirt, so the band was initially too big. When we were struggling with the armhole area, I wanted to throw in the towel, and even though we finally got that right, when the neck band didn't fit right, I had just about had it. But, after a good night's sleep, I redid the neck band, and quickly hemmed it.  I finished it about an hour before I was due to head to the airport. I'm already planning to make another one, now that I have a perfect fit pattern!

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Prompt: May- Enantiodromia
Team: Textbook
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Project Name: Dollhouse Bedding Update
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Brief Description: When we pulled out all of the furniture we had for the dollhouse, the bedding for the canopy bed looked a little yellowed from 35 years of sitting in the attic. I decided to make a little quilt for it, and wanted a simple patchwork design. But, I knew I didn't want to stitch a bunch of tiny squares. I had a pattern saved that had a clever method for creating the patchwork by sewing, cutting, unsewing in a select location, and sewing strips. It made it pretty easy! If you look closely, you can see that the seams don't match up perfectly in a few spots, but overall it came out pretty nice! And, it transformed the look of the bed!

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