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1  Re: Thing-A-Day February 2018 Craftalong in Craftalongs by Acadian Driftwood on: February 15, 2018 12:15:19 PM
I've been working, but still behind on posting my pictures - so here's a catchup on a few of them!

Day 6: Swap item for Positive Affirmations. Spoilers for dharma_rebel!

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=733524&ppuser=138272

Day 7: More embroidery work!



Day 8: Finished the project Smiley



Day 9: ...Started a new embroidery. Tongue This one will be a blooming cherry tree.



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2  Re: Positive Affirmations Swap: Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Acadian Driftwood on: February 15, 2018 12:06:23 PM
This is my favorite swap gallery in a long time. <3 So I'm glad to be able to add to the amazingness - a framed embroidery by dharma_rebel!

 
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I put it under mature tags for language - if you have censoring on, here is a glimpse of it.



She dyed the cloth herself, in my favorite color combo of all time! I think it's absolutely perfect. It makes me happy every time I glance at it.
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3  Re: Thing-A-Day February 2018 Craftalong in Craftalongs by Acadian Driftwood on: February 09, 2018 07:23:38 PM
Playing catch up with a few of my pictures - Day 4, more embroidery work:



And day 5, a swap item! Spoiler for craftylittlemonkey, but the rest of you can see. Smiley

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=733150&ppuser=138272
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4  Re: Thing-A-Day February 2018 Craftalong in Craftalongs by Acadian Driftwood on: February 04, 2018 12:01:21 PM
Day 2: Progress on embroidery



Day 3: More embroidery work

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5  Re: Thing-A-Day February 2018 Craftalong in Craftalongs by Acadian Driftwood on: February 03, 2018 06:23:38 PM
BLU IS ONE OF THESE HEADSTONES MY DAD oh my god I laughed so hard reading them. Brilliant idea and execution (pun intended).

Catch-up post for day 1: ramen recipe. The recipe itself is easy, but I've been meaning to take pictures and write it up for craftster for ages.


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6  Vegetarian Ramen Broth in Vegetarian / Vegan by Acadian Driftwood on: February 03, 2018 06:13:01 PM


I've been playing around with this recipe for a while, trying to get a complex broth in a short amount of time. I think this builds a good balance of flavors, and it's become a popular dinner at my house!

This is a recipe for one portion - if you're making for more than one, I would suggest cooking each noodle cake separately from the broth. Here is each ingredient in the order they are added, left to right in three rows:



Spinach: just a couple leaves. Tear it up and put it at the bottom of your bowl. Everything will go on top and wilt it nicely as the soup cools.

Olive oil and sesame oil: a good splash of each. Sorry for the vague measurements with a lot of these, it's the kind of recipe where you just splash stuff in until it looks good!  Wink Heat the oils in a small saucepan.

Shallot: a tablespoon or two minced. Cook it in the hot oil until it starts to brown a bit.

Mushroom: one smallish mushroom chopped up. Add it to the pot and sautee until it starts to soften.

Ginger and garlic: a clove of garlic, minced, and about the same amount of grated ginger. Add them in and cook for only half a minute or so, until they start sticking to the bottom of the pot.

Tamari (or soy sauce): deglaze the pot with a few good dashes of this, probably a tablespoon or less.

Water (not pictured): add one and a half cups of water right after the tamari.

Salt + Pepper: because why not, just throw some in there.

Rice vinegar, brown sugar, and hot pepper flakes: a dash or two of rice vinegar, a pinch of brown sugar, and a smidge and a half of pepper flakes. I hope you're enjoying these measurements. Bring all of this to a boil for however long you can stand to wait around, usually like five minutes.

Frozen veggies: a good handful, I use a mix and some edamame. Dump them in and bring back to a boil.

Noodle cake: add it now if you're making the single-serving recipe. If not, cook each cake in another small saucepan and turn out into your waiting bowls with a little broth on top to keep it warm.

Egg: I like to just crack it right in there once the noodles are pliable enough to separate. My partner prefers a fried egg on top. Some people like a boiled egg cut up as a garnish. If you poach it in the pot, lower the heat to a gentle simmer and cover the pot until the egg is set to your liking.



Gently turn the entire contents of your little pot into the bowl with spinach at the bottom. Garnish with some chopped scallion.

It may not be the most photogenic noodle bowl, but it hits the spot for me (a rural Vermonter with no good ramen shop within a 60 mile radius).

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7  Thing-A-Day February 2018 Craftalong in Craftalongs by Acadian Driftwood on: February 01, 2018 11:27:46 AM


(Image is a batch of love rocks I made as one of my "things" last February)

Welcome to the third annual Craftster Thing-A-Day! See last year's thread here.

Thing-A-Day is a special craftalong that only runs during the month of February. Our goal is to do something creative every day and take a picture to share! These projects should take around 30 minutes, although they can be longer or slightly shorter if you want. The rules are very loose as this is a personal challenge and not any kind of competition. Putting work into a longer-term project also counts for your thing for a day - for instance, working on a knitting project for half an hour or decorating one page in your altered journal. 

Projects can be as diverse as a painting, a snow sculpture, a granny square, a batch of funny-shaped pancakes, a pair of earrings, or organizing your craft area! Honestly it is up to you what you'd like to count as your "thing" for any given day. Creativity comes in many shades.

If you'd like to participate, make a post where your list will go, and then you can update it with links and/or thumbnail pics throughout the month. I'll have a masterpost of everyone's lists.

What are you hoping to accomplish this month? I really need to do some sewing, and I have an embroidery project that's been sitting in my work area for something like 8 months!  Roll Eyes
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8  Re: Ongoing Offer What You Have Swap - January 2018 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Acadian Driftwood on: January 22, 2018 02:27:40 PM
I'll claim Grab a coffee for a felt cactus ornament (light green in the middle)

Claims I have made: 1
Claims made from me: 0
Claims I have mailed: 0
My remaining claims: 2

I live in Vermont, USA. Nonsmoking house, two cats. Click on tiny pictures to see a large version.

Pick 1:

Vintage Lace Hoop
I made this to hang my earrings - the hooks hang on the horizontal lace, and studs attach to the hanging piece. It proved too interesting to my cats, who wouldn't stop jumping up to swat at it.   Tongue

https://www.dropbox.com/s/633u4aweuw4sn7g/IMG_7543.JPG

Scrappy Ornaments
Set of 15



1 Fabric Wallet
Single fold wallet, 4 card pockets and 1 long cash pocket.
Available: Rainbow Zebra, Green Waves





Clutch Wallet
Single fold, large zipper pocket, 6 card pockets, 1 long cash pocket, button closure.






Pick 3:

Fabric Buttons
All for 1/3 claim

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ilg5sw0lp7ut3qj/IMG_7541.JPG

Plastic Decorative Buttons
All for 1/3 claim

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wmyshfvq8hg90zq/IMG_7542.JPG

Word Buttons
All for 1/3 claim

Turquoise Bead Strand

https://www.dropbox.com/s/o9dzdriav7d2irx/IMG_7540.JPG

Scrapbook Decorations

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1rrk7ebjriiox1p/IMG_7539.JPG

1 Ball Cotton Yarn
Available: Sugar n' Cream



1 Tea Wallet
Four pockets just the right size to hold teabags, button closure.
Available: Owls





Metal Belt Buckle TAKEN

USA Flag Trim
Aprox. 3 feet, slightly stretchy

Carving Tool
Comes with 5 tips

Sketching Pencils
All 4 included in 1/3 claim, 2 HB and 2 6B



1 Tiny Card Wallet
Single folding wallet with 2 card pockets, elastic closure. Use for business cards, giving gift cards, or holding your credit card and a bit of cash.
Available: Rainbow Zebra, Black and White Striped

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9  Re: Level Up Your Cooking Skills! in Craftalongs by Acadian Driftwood on: January 08, 2018 06:37:59 AM
The only other culture I've really had experience with is yogurt - I've managed to keep mine going for about 3 months now, making a new batch every week or two. I've got a good rhythm going where I buy a half gallon of raw milk at a local farm ($4) and it makes a quart and a pint of yogurt after straining. It's a great deal seeing as the original quart of yogurt that started my culture costs $7. I've also been finding ways to use the pint of whey I strain off, like biscuits, smoothies, cooking beans, and soups.

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10  Re: Winter Nerd Battles 2017-2018: December 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018 in Craftalongs by Acadian Driftwood on: January 06, 2018 02:59:10 PM
Prompt: December - But That's None Of My Business
Team: Wordy
Bonus Points: Community, Meme
Project Name: Vinyl Record Animal Ornaments
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454036.0
Brief Description: I had no idea what I was doing when I borrowed my friend's woodburner and tried to cut apart some old records! I wasn't very good at it to begin with, but I think I improved. I made 3 bears, 2 cats, and a leopard gecko.
Project Picture:





Prompt: January - RENT
Team: Wordy
Bonus Points: Meme
Project Name: Altered Dog Coat
Project Link: -
Brief Description: My dad and stepmom couldn't find a coat that would fit little Misha - he is so slender, yet also tall! They asked if I could alter a fleece coat they had, so I sewed it up just in time for this cold spell we're in. The pictures show the fit on him now, and how much had to come off.
In the musical Rent, Angel buys Collins a coat when he's cold ("I'll Cover You").
Project Picture:







Prompt: January - Cats
Team: Wordy
Bonus Points: Community, Brain Power, Meme
Project Name: Vinyl Record Hawk
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454036.0
Brief Description: I made my own pattern for this hawk, made for my dad from one of his old records. He has fond memories of the album.
Project Picture:



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