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401  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: November 11, 2013 05:37:42 PM
Great job on the dress.  I'm amazed how you got the angles of the stripes to work so well together.  I'm kind of scared of striped fabric, though.
402  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: November 08, 2013 07:03:38 PM
Dulcet - Those costumes are amazing!

jfer007 - I am jealous of your productivity.

Look for the horsemen of the apocalypse on the horizon, folks, I have an update before the end of the month.

A pair of mitts for a co-worker.

Jules' Mitts by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
They are made from the leftovers from a pair of mitts I made for his wife, plus some extra from stash.  (The other mitts are here if you care.)

A little dress for a little doll made from scraps from an old quilting project.

Libby Dress #4 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

That's all for now, but I'm in the depths of Christmas knitting, so there's more to come.
403  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: November 01, 2013 08:04:45 AM
bananaleg - I love the yarn you used for the infinity scarf.  I wish my stash had such gorgeous colors in it!  And the Frankenstein cuff is really, really cute.
404  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: October 31, 2013 08:42:49 PM
November Themes


Capel Garmon natives by LlGC ~ NLW, on Flickr

Color:  Brown
Pattern: Plaid
For: Charity
Challenge 1:  Host a crafternoon with friends.  Its a great way to make gifts in bulk ahead of the holiday season.  And fresh eyes looking at your stash may find new ways to use materials that would never occur to you.
Challenge 2: Make more than one of something.  If you've already got the supplies out, it might be nice to make a batch, some to keep, some to give away.
405  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: October 31, 2013 08:19:36 PM
craftylittlemonkey That bunny in the altoid tin is absolutely adorable!  I am a huge fan of bunnies, tiny things, and objects that fit in their own boxes, so it hits all my buttons.

And now for my traditional end-of-the-month project dump.

Starting with a project or two for the bazaar at my grandmother's church.

Teeny Tiny Little Note-pads.  They're 3 x 4.5 inches, and embellished with random buttons, bows, and those little flowers I made last month without a purpose.


Post-it Note Covers.  No I don't know why I had 24 pads of post-it notes scattered throughout the house either.  Some are embellished, some are plain, but everything's from stash except the velcro dots holding them closed.




I also finished off a UFO that had been about three years in the making.  The only problem is in the intervening time my gauge changed considerably, so the mitts aren't quite the same size.  Oops!  Not sure what to do about that.

260/360 Endpapers by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
406  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: October 01, 2013 02:29:52 PM
Hello again!

I'd start out my post with the usual apologies for my absence, but I have a feeling you're all sick of those by this point.  On to the actual De-Stashing progress.

First and foremost a set of cards I made ages ago but only just got around to photographing.  My mother moved to Pittsburgh over the summer and I made these for her "change of address" letters.


I made a bunch of little flowers, which didn't even make a dent in the crochet thread stash.  No idea what I'm going to use them for, but they were fun.


On the crochet theme, I made this dress about a month ago, but it fell behind the couch and I just got it finished this morning.

Dolly Duds by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

I used up a box and some cardboard scraps I was saving for who-knows-what reason to make an organizer for scrapbook materials.  I have mixed feelings about it so far.


I turned a box full of tangled ribbon and some matte board remnants into a bunch of these.  I just took a picture of the more colorful examples.


While wrapping a gift I realized I had no bows, so a piece of scrapbook paper, hot glue, and a button turned into this.


And that's what I've got to show for September.  I've got several projects in various stages of completion.  My current goal is to get all of those done this week before tackling anything new.
407  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: October 01, 2013 01:20:36 PM
October Themes


PC60-64-7 by Schlesinger Library, RIAS, Harvard University, on Flickr

Color:  Black 
Pattern:  Lace
For:  Cold Weather (If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, I of course meant to say Warm Weather gear)
Challenge 1:  If you're anything like me, you love the adrenaline rush at the beginning of the project, but by the time rolls around to clip threads, sew on snaps, and all the other little things that make a project truly finished you've gotten bored and moved on to the next craft.  So pull out those almost finished projects from wherever they're hiding, and take care of the finishing touches.
Challenge 2: Much like our pinterest challenge from earlier in the year this one is about all the lovely craft books you have lined up on your shelf.  If you have a book you love but have never done anything from, pull it down and see if something from your stash will suit.

408  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: September 02, 2013 06:08:12 PM
CUTE doll cloths...but it is hard to compete with those faces.  Please, what brand dolls are those?  I hated dolls as a kid, but there are some so fabo dolls around these days Grin

Thanks! They are from two different companies. The one wearing the hats is a Lati and the dark haired one is from Fairyland. Flickr is full of people who are much better at crafting for and photographing their dolls. Mine are about 6 inches tall and whenever I try to sew for them I feel like my fingers get really fat and clumsy.
409  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: August 31, 2013 07:58:41 PM
September Themes


20130821_141422 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

Color:  Grey 
Pattern:  Argyle
For:  Your Workplace (or School if that's more appropriate)
Challenge 1:  Remember those supplies you bought to teach yourself a new craft that are languishing unused at the bottom of your stash?   Now might be a good time to dust them off, find some instructions, and knuckle down.
Challenge 2: Use up a specific number of items from your stash.  You know what you have better than anyone else, but try for something like 1 yard of cloth, 2 skeins of yarn, 4 buttons, 8 sheets of scrapbook paper, 16 beads, etc. etc. etc.  Whatever suits your stash best, just pick a number and try your hardest.
410  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2013 Annual DeStash-Along on: August 31, 2013 07:30:03 PM
texscrapper - Whatever little girl has a dino-themed birthday party is incredibly awesome, and lucky to get such a cute t-shirt, too.

dulcet - I love the color combination in your corduroy quilt.  That's going to be really cozy.

I have a few projects of my own.  I didn't manage to post as frequently as I'd hoped, but still made some good progress. 
First and foremost a pair of Dashing Mitts that will be a Christmas present for my grandfather.

IMG_6057 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

The rest are little bitty things for little bitty dolls. 

A tiny beanie that finished off a tiny ball of yarn I'd been saving for years.

20130828_004535 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

A yellow dress:

20130830_152929 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

And a blue one.  This one turned out shorter because I ran out of that color thread.  Yay!

20130831_130222 by AluminumDryad, on Flickr

I made another little dress, but it has disappeared somewhere into the mess of my craft area.  Oops.
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