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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2019/2020*~ on: December 18, 2019 05:29:38 PM
Class/Challenge: Arithmancy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Itty Bitty Doll Dress
Brief Description: It doesn't really show up in photographs, but the background for this fabric is actually gray.



Class/Challenge: CoMC
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Itty Bitty Doll Dress
Brief Description: Definitely tiny.  Definitely under 5 inches.



Class/Challenge: Hagrid's Christmas Tree - Angel
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Christmas Dress
Brief Description: This dress is a present for katiebread, who puts up with me constantly dithering at her about pointless things.



Class/Challenge: Hagrid's Christmas Tree - Bauble
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Doll Dress
Brief Description: Red, white, and blue in a non-patriotic way is pretty much my favorite combo, so this fabric made me really happy.



Class/Challenge: Hagrid's Christmas Tree - Bells
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Brief Description: I used my usual chocolate cookie recipe (with a little less butter than it calls for) and dumped in some Andes peppermint chips in place of peanut butter.  Probably the best cookies I've made in years - they smelled and tasted delicious.



Class/Challenge: Hagrid's Christmas Tree - Star
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Blue Stars
Brief Description: I'm pretty good at turning scraps into doll dresses



Class/Challenge: Hagrid's Christmas Tree - Tinsel
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Silver Stars
Brief Description: Itty Bitty and Sparkly



Class/Challenge: House Unity
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Snowflakes
Brief Description: Combining Ravenclaw Blue and Silver/Gray for a rather fun winter dress

2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2019/2020*~ on: December 18, 2019 05:09:27 PM
Slipping in a project or two under the wire...

Class/Challenge: Flying
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Brownie Socks
Brief Description: Socks don't really fit the impractical part of the prompt, but when you think about it knitting really is just a bunch of little loops together.

3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2019 Annual DeStashAlong! on: December 04, 2019 08:09:39 PM
I am absolutely amazed by the cross-stitch punched paper.  Does the process generate itty-bitty confetti or is it more like pushing a pin through the paper?

Also those buttons are the most adorable things I've seen in a while.  I love the idea of the needle minders - much better than my usual procedure of just sticking needles into the nearest upholstered surface.

4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Re: 2019 Annual DeStashAlong! on: December 04, 2019 10:48:04 AM
Dec 19 is more than half the month! I will be swamped with holiday stuff after that time anyhow so destashing will likely end by then. Not bad timing, I am good with having this bit and the extra push to GET ON WITH THE DESTASH! Whoohoo!

We've got two weeks left at this point and I intend to make the most of it.  Can I track down pics of all the stash projects I've made this year but forgot to post?  Maybe not, but lets go out with a bang anyway.

This news also comes as I am gearing up for a No-Buy Craft-Supply in 2020 so I need to find a way to document it for my own brain and accountability
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2019 Annual DeStashAlong! on: December 04, 2019 07:51:01 AM
Given the recent news and how quiet November has been on this thread it seems a little futile to be posting the December Themes, but there they are.

We'll need to discuss the future of the DeStashAlong at some point, but let's give it a few days for the news to percolate and to see if Craftster as a whole will reinvent itself elsewhere. 
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2019 Annual DeStashAlong! on: December 04, 2019 07:35:54 AM
December Themes

Sewing Tools by Nedra, on Flickr

Color: Silver
Pattern: Folk-Art
For: Your Home
Challenge 1: Congrats! You've been DeStashing for a year.  Take a look back and see how much you've accomplished.
Challenge 2: Help come up with ideas that will make next year's DeStashAlong better.
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2019/2020*~ on: November 26, 2019 08:26:12 AM
Class/Challenge: DADA
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Holly Dots Doll Dress
Brief Description: The best part of the holiday season is getting to indulge my love of Christmas Carols, especially those on the obscure end of the spectrum.  One that frequently gets stuck in my head is the Sans Day Carol, which seems to be the Cornish version of The Holly and the Ivy, except with a jaunty tune.  The fourth verse's lyrics are "Now the holly bears a berry, as blood is it red, / Then trust we our Saviour, who rose from the dead: [Chorus]."  Since this means in my brain anything with holly now has an association with blood, here's an incongruously cheerful holly-print dress.    



Class/Challenge: Floo - Coral Reef
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Aqua Dots Doll Dress
Brief Description: I made some doll dresses using leftover border material from my OWL quilt earlier in the semester that reminded me very much of sea foam.  Yay for creative re-use of scraps.



8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2019/2020*~ on: November 21, 2019 07:35:46 AM
Class/Challenge: History of Magic
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: 90s Textbook Doll Dress
Brief Description: I can't quite put my finger on why, but this fabric is giving me really strong elementary school vibes - that kind of liminal mid 90s space after we'd moved away from neon but everything still had lots of geometric shapes.



9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2019/2020*~ on: November 19, 2019 12:52:06 PM
Back after several weeks traveling!  Now to see if anything I've made recently fits a prompt...

Class/Challenge: Herbology
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Green Starbursts Doll Dress
Brief Description: Well, it's certainly green.  I like using really dark shades of this color for winter, even if the print is a bit more summery (it kind of looks like fireworks or dandelions). 

10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2019 Annual DeStashAlong! on: November 19, 2019 12:38:50 PM
November Themes


Citron by amazing_podgirl, on Flickr

Color: Brown
Pattern: Tartan, Plaid, or Checks
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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