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21  Yet Another TM Patch Swap R8-SU: CLOSED; SO: April 3, 2017 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by craftADDchick on: February 15, 2017 01:00:56 PM

Patch made by craftADDchick

Check out the gallery here!

Swap Name: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R8
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: craftADDchick
Sign-up date range: February 15, 2017-March 4, 2017
Date to send item by: Monday, April 3, 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=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 R8!
 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. Inselaeffchen
3. Sharalee
4. craftylittlemonkey
5. roler
6. curiousfae
7. audio
8. Abbeeroad
9. fatewineroses
10. alwaysinmyroom
11. RovingAnarchist
12. Audania1
13. crafty-becky
14. Wulf
15. JoyfulClover
16. jenleahlynn
17. noooitaremybirthday
18. gala_apples
19. meowari


Partners!


Abbeeroad: craftylittlemonkey, Sharalee
alwaysinmyroom: noooitaremybirthday, JoyfulClover
Audania1: gala_apples, meowari
audio: noooitaremybirthday, roler
craftADDchick: curiousfae
crafty-becky: jenleahlynn
craftylittlemonkey: Abbeeroad, RovingAnarchist
curiousfae: Inselaeffchen, craftADDchick
fatewineroses: Sharalee
gala_apples: Audania1, JoyfulClover
Inselaeffchen: curiousfae, Wulf
jenleahlynn: crafty-becky, roler
JoyfulClover: gala_apples, alwaysinmyroom
meowari: Audania1
noooitaremybirthday: audio, alwaysinmyroom
roler: jenleahlynn, audio
RovingAnarchist: craftylittlemonkey
Sharalee: Abbeeroad, fatewineroses
Wulf: Inselaeffchen
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22  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: January 30, 2017 05:34:29 PM
Just a quick Zap! I'm still recovering from a weekend of my school's annual Winter Carnival (I was there from 9 am until 4:45 pm), and then finishing end of term grades on Sunday...

Prompt:  Zap!
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Chalkboard Tag Signs
Project Link:
Brief Description: Since I'm in charge of the bake sale table at the Winter Carnival, I've been trying to spruce it up. Last year, I made cake stands and snowflake-themed napkins to line the random baskets. This year, I glued some chalkboard tags to mini clothes pins to make reusable price markers for the goodies. I should have made them Friday night, but was too tired to dig out the glue gun, so I spent some time Saturday morning (fortunately, I had a few student volunteers show up to help with the setup), "priming" each tag with chalk, wiping the chalk off, then hot gluing the clothespin to the back. I'm pretty sure it took under 30 minutes- I had to keep stopping to give direction to my volunteers Smiley

Project Picture:



Sorry if the picture is sideways...
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23  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: January 26, 2017 04:53:03 PM
Prompt:  January Battle Royale- Solitaire
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Hat for a Bunny
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I made this single hat for the bunny of one of my students. I found the pattern as a free hat for an amigurumi mouse or bunny, and thought it would fit. But, the hook I had handy (I made it in school on one of our special half days when the kids were working on independent projects) was a size (maybe even 2) too big. I crochet tightly, so I thought it would work. Turns out the bunny (Angel) was smaller than I expected, so instead of tucking the ears into the single slot, my student used it as a chin strap Smiley

Project Picture:

The hat!


Action shot!
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24  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: January 20, 2017 04:30:50 PM
Prompt: December- Classical
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points:  Community
Project Name: Elephant Crib Quilt #1
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451412.0
Brief Description: My mom and I made a pair of baby crib quilts in about 3 1/2 days over my Christmas break. For each quilt, I did regular sewing, applique, and hand sewing (plus we tied the quilt for the "quilting" part)
Project Picture:
It's not a great photo, but the one for my mom is on the left, and the one for me (to give as a gift) is on the right.



Prompt:  December- Hip Hop
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Brain Power (developed our own version of the pattern)
Project Name: Elephant Crib Quilt #2
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451412.0
Brief Description: My mom did a search for an easy baby quilt pattern and came across a photo of one on Pinterest (it was from an Etsy seller). But, you could only buy the finished quilt. We modified the layout a bit to make it symmetrical, and did some math to figure out the block sizes to get it to a crib-sized quilt (it's long and a bit narrow).
Project Picture: (see above photo)



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25  Re: 2016 QuiltAlong, now with prizes! in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by craftADDchick on: January 20, 2017 04:16:37 PM


These are the baby quilts my mom and I made in about 3 1/2 (long) days
while I was visiting on my Christmas break. We finished on Dec. 30th, because I thought I was leaving the next day, but it turned out that I was leaving on the 1st. So, we had a day to actually head out and do something besides sew! In the picture above, mine is on the right, and my mom's is on the left. I cut and sew, she pins, presses, and trims! Teamwork!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451412.0
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26  A Pair of Baby Quilts (Crib-sized) in Quilting: Completed Projects by craftADDchick on: January 20, 2017 04:11:15 PM


So, when I went to visit my mom for Christmas this year, she had another quilting project planned. She wanted to make a baby quilt for someone (who actually just had the baby the other day- 10 lbs 8 oz!) and, since it seems that someone is expecting a baby at least once a year at work, I figured I'd make one, too, so I could have one all ready to go! She found a picture of one that looked pretty basic but it didn't have a pattern available because you could only purchase the completed quilt. We only had about 3 1/2 days to do it.

Based on the finished size of the inspiration quilt, we worked out the measurements that just about made it the same size. We changed the layout slightly to make it symmetric. Then, we figured out how much of each fabric we needed to buy, and headed to the store! We bought a little bit more than we needed because we grabbed a FQ bundle, but my mom has put the extra fabric to good use already!

We've been sewing together for a while, and I usually handle the sewing machine and the cutting, while my mom does the pinning, pressing, and trimming.

Once we had our fabrics, we started playing with the layout options. This is mine (the stack of fabric in the corner is my mom's):



We appliqued an elephant and some little hearts on the center panel. My mom had never done applique before, so she was impressed with the magic of Wonder Under! After I zig-zagged the appliques, I hand embroidered the elephant eyes and tails.

The picture is pre-embroidery...



That just about took care of the first day and a half (planning, shopping, cutting, doing the appliques). The next day, we pieced both tops:



Mine is on the left, and my mom's is on the right.

The next (and final) day, we made the quilt sandwich and tied each quilt. I sewed the binding on my mom's and tried to stitch in the ditch. I missed one spot, and after I left, my mom decided to un-stitch it and hand stitch the binding. I decided to hand stitch the back of mine, too.

My mom's is backed in light purple flannel, but because they didn't have enough for two quilts, mine is backed in a dark teal.

Because we stopped working after dark each evening, the lighting isn't great in the photos, but they came out pretty cute, and they were pretty easy to make. Besides the binding, the hardest part was the applique. And, I'll definitely use this layout for a few more baby quilts (I might change the dimensions slightly- I don't love the proportions of it- it's long and not too wide- the photos of the completed quilts are across a queen-sized bed).

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27  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: January 08, 2017 06:59:51 PM
Prompt:  December- EDM
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Crocheted Makeup Remover Rounds Redux
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: A while ago, I made a set of reusable makeup remover pads using 1 round of double crochet and some organic white cotton yarn. My friend has been using them regularly, but requested a new set made "one round bigger." I couldn't find the rest of the white yarn, and it has been discontinued, so I used a ball of brown that was in my stash. Since I wouldn't be able to use the yarn for much else, I used just about the whole ball to make a set of 18 rounds. And, the brown yarn is actually better because it won't show the makeup stains!

Project Picture:



Prompt:  January-Zelda
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: WIP It!
Project Name: Queen Anne's Lace Scarf
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: Back in 2010 (I still have the receipt), I stopped in to a little yarn shop in NH, and while most of the items on display were knitted, there was a crocheted scarf made out of Noro Silk Garden yarn. It was beautiful, and I thought it would make a great gift for my scarf-wearing friend. But, my crochet skills at the time were not up to the task (I even went back for help the following year) and the project got tucked away. I came across it this summer, and put it in a prominent location so I would remember to work on it. When my flight was delayed on Sunday, I took it out of my busy bag, and couldn't figure out where I was in the pattern (I had done about 8 motifs), so I frogged it and started over. Now that my skills are improved, I found the pattern to be pretty simple! I got through the first ball of yarn on Sunday, and the second one on Monday. I didn't block it before I gave it to her but when I said I would take it back to do it, she said she liked it just fine the way it was! Whew! One project off of the WIP list!

Project Picture:




Prompt:  January- Pac Man
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Community, Engineering (for the modifications to the recipe)
Project Name: Cooking with Bella
Project Link:https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451301.0

Brief Description: Yesterday, after a brunch at the home of friends, I didn't want to drive home in the snowstorm, so I stayed over. The parents had a neighborhood party to attend, so I hung out with their daughters. We had been challenged to make something using the extra pie crust (and even some thawed puff pastry), so their daughter Bella and I searched for ideas. First, inspired by this recipe for Irish Potato Pie, we came up with a slightly modified version. We used the pre-baked pie crust instead of the puff pastry it called for, red onion instead of yellow, several smaller potatoes, and only 6 slices of bacon. Plus, we didn't have any dill, so we substituted rosemary. We had to bake it a lot longer than it called for, but it was quite tasty, and I'll make it again. Then, for dessert, we came up with a peanut butter, chocolate chip, and marshmallow filling for the puff pastry, which Bella assembled.

Project Picture:



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28  Irish Potato Pie...Sort of... in Recipes and Cooking Tips by craftADDchick on: January 08, 2017 06:58:16 PM
Yesterday, after a brunch at the home of friends, I didn't want to drive home in the snowstorm, so I stayed over. The parents had a neighborhood party to attend, so I hung out with their daughters. We had been challenged to make something using the extra pie crust (and even some thawed puff pastry), so their daughter Bella and I searched for ideas. Inspired by this recipe for Irish Potato Pie, we came up with a slightly modified version. Because of the storm, we were limited to what was on hand. We used the pre-baked pie crust instead of the puff pastry it called for, red onion instead of yellow, several smaller potatoes, and only 6 slices of bacon. Plus, we didn't have any dill, so we substituted rosemary. We had to bake it a lot longer than it called for, but it was quite tasty, and I'll make it again.

Baking:



Finished!


Then, for dessert, we came up with a peanut butter, chocolate chip, and marshmallow filling for the puff pastry, which Bella assembled.





I forgot to take a picture of it finished, but it was delicious!
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29  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: January 02, 2017 07:13:24 PM
Prompt:  December- Show Tunes
Team: Texybook
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Bendy Bags!
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I just LOVE zippered pouches. In fact, they may just be one of my "Favorite Things" (cue the song from the Sound of Music). And so, when I saw the Bendy Bag, I knew I had to up my zipper pouch game. I made one once before (and helped a friend make a couple), but when a friend commented how much she liked mine and would love for me to make her one, I just had to do it. And then, since I was at my mom's, I made one for her, one for my step-aunt, and 2 more for me! My mom helped with the pressing, pinning, and thread trimming, but I did all of the cutting and sewing.

Project Picture:

I used a piece of the lining fabric on the outside of each bag:




And, so you can see the main fabric for each bag, here are the thumbnails!

   

The one for my friend is the owl print, my step-aunt got the floral print, my mom got the wine bottle print, and the bicycle print and triangle print bags are mine! My mom noticed that I didn't catch a smidgen of fabric on the bicycle print bag, so I need to go in and tack that bit down with a few hand-sewn stitches.


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30  Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: December 28, 2016 04:23:57 PM
I figured I'd better post this before I lost track of the month!

Prompt:  December Battle- Rock
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Gravity Hoops
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: Our new state science standards place heavy emphasis on students developing their own experiments and writing good science explanations. I needed to do an activity using different sized spheres (cause you just can't say the word "balls" in middle school...trust me) where they placed a sphere in the center of a hoop covered in stretch fabric and then rolled another sphere past it in order to show how gravity works. So, $100 later, I had figured out how to cover 5 hula hoops with swimsuit lining fabric. They're not pretty, but they worked! How does it fit the category? John Mayer (he fits into the genre of Rock, apparently) has a song called "Gravity."

Project Picture:
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