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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2019/2020*~ on: December 15, 2019 04:07:07 AM
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: Handspun hat
Brief Description: My flying project features lots of loops, since it's knitted.  This is a bulky weight waffle weave hat made with handspun from fiber I got in the Shop the Swap. I have struggled with getting a hat long enough to fully cover my ears, but this one finally works for me.     
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Project Name & Page Link: Reclaimed Leggings
Brief Description: The "Creative Reuse Center" in my area recently had an event where they had designer samples of all kinds of things that would have just been thrown out that you could take as much as you want for $5.  For fabric, this meant ~1-2 yard cuts of various fabrics with random 4 inch circles cut out (for quality testing).  These leggings are the first thing I've made out of that fabric.  It makes laying out an adventure, but it's worth it - I practically live in these every weekend now.  I also used old waistband elastic from a pair of work pants, so the only "new" thing in these is the thread.  Smiley
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2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2019/2020*~ on: December 03, 2019 09:49:51 AM
Same, just asked. My real human name is Alicia Phelps. Smiley
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: STS (Shop the Swap) 2019 Discussion Thread on: November 11, 2019 03:16:36 AM
Thanks for a nice chill round, everyone! Smiley
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2019/2020*~ on: November 09, 2019 04:18:42 AM
Class/Challenge: CoMC
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: Unicorn Batts
Brief Description: After I tested out the waters with neutral fiber that I wouldn't get too attached to if I screwed it up, I went the total opposite direction for my next blending board foray - crazy colors, multiple add-ins, the works.  This is a teal, hot pink and neon green BFL braid that I blended with some black/white/purple alpaca, some darker teal merino, sari silk, firestar (glitter for yarn), and bamboo.  In my head, I use the yarn from these batts to weave matching scarves for all three of my nieces.  Reality complicates this slightly, since I don't actually own a loom, but for whatever reason that's what sticks.  I actually have one bobbin of this spun already, so completed yarn soon to come?
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This about half - I got ~8 batts out of the 4 oz braid + adds.
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2019/2020*~ on: October 26, 2019 05:21:22 AM
Class/Challenge: Herbology
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: Green Candle
Brief Description: This was the first time I had come back to candlemaking in....6-8 years?  A lot of the time this session was cleaning out old jars to prep them for future sessions, but I did have one applesauce jar that I had previously cleaned and saved, so I made this green, pine scented candle (honestly, just because the pine scent bar was on the top of the stack when I dragged all the supplies out!  It's green in the color sense, and in the environmental sense, since it's mostly recycled wax from candle stubs. 
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Class/Challenge:Study of Ancient Runes
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: Art Fairy
Brief Description: I watched a Tamara LaPorte video on how to make an "art fairy" to send yourself a message about your art.  Recently I'd been overloaded with my new job, and trying to fit in crafting felt like a job, so I needed the message that it was okay to not craft for a while.  I finished her this morning after starting to dig my craft room out after taking the needed break. Smiley I think this is the happiest I've ever been with a face that I've drawn.
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And for Advanced Studies Friday, I've picked my pants pattern to try!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: STS (Shop the Swap) 2019 Discussion Thread on: October 22, 2019 05:36:28 PM
LBB,  This was actually a good round to get in on for a first one - I sometimes get overwhelmed with how fast things get snatched up when there's a ton of swappers! 
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2019/2020*~ on: October 10, 2019 06:34:57 AM
Class/Challenge: Detention - Repair/Alter
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: Sewing Pattern Storage
Brief Description: I have been admiring organized sewing pattern storage for ages, and I finally had a reason to go to a comic book store regularly, which gave me the chance to support a local store for supplies.  Over the course of several weeks, I acquired short comic boxes, 100 boards/bags, and dividers.  Then I went to work pulling out, sorting, and organizing my patterns.  I didn't get rid of a whole lot, but I did make sure that everything I kept had some reasonable chance of being used.  I still have plenty of room in most of the boxes, but I should be able to make much better use of my patterns this way!
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It's the manilla folders sticking out sideways, with uncut patterns in the bin to the right
My labeller started giving out on me, but there's enough to get the idea of which one's which

8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2019/2020*~ on: October 10, 2019 06:13:54 AM
I leave for a few days, and there's already so much gorgeousness!  The wine holder! The tea spreads!  The dragon!  It all looks so amazing! 
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: STS Winter Market 2019 **Gallery** on: October 10, 2019 06:10:22 AM
Oh my goodness, THREE 5K's?  That is hectic!  Congrats on getting through all that.

Is it bad to say that I'm glad someone else finally claimed those daffodil linens?  I'd been admiring them every round, but I know me - I am the least "decorate-y" person ever, so they'd have gone into a drawer somewhere, never to be seen again, which defeats the whole point.  Tongue
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: STS (Shop the Swap) 2019 Discussion Thread on: October 10, 2019 06:07:47 AM
No worries, LBB - I'd been eyeing some of your stuff, but didn't want to claim while I was on the road!
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