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1  Re: Halloween in June Swap 2018 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Calabaza on: July 02, 2018 04:47:15 PM
I received not 1 but 2 spooky cool items from mlsocci74!

IMG_4901 by C C, on Flickr

Aren't they cute?
The pumpkin garland will look great in my window or on my door as the haunted house wall art (how did you do it?) does its thing on the wall.

Thank you so much!
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2  Re: Fukubukuro Lucky Bag Swap round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Calabaza on: June 29, 2018 12:49:31 PM
I'm going to go ahead and post pictures of what I sent dfabbric as we wait for the last package to make its way to its recipient:

She liked cute things, unicorns, and rainbow colors, so I made a reversible chubby unicorn mug rug using reverse appliqu:
IMG_5842 by C C, on Flickr

IMG_5843 by C C, on Flickr

I got her a couple of fat quarters, a yard of some rainbow-y organza, some ribbon/trim, 2 chocolate bars from Trader Joe's (which isn't in Canada, I read) and some candies called bruttles (think really good butterfingers) made by a local company.
IMG_5851 by C C, on Flickr

She wanted a storage item, so I made the bag double as a soft fabric basket. The trim is braided fabric scraps from the mug rug:
IMG_5844 by C C, on Flickr
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3  Re: Fukubukuro Lucky Bag Swap round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Calabaza on: June 10, 2018 03:02:33 PM
I received from dfabbric!

I received a great tote bag (I can always use those) with a globe machine embroidery design on it in addition to 4 stellar flamingo pattern weights! FYI, I love both things  Cheesy  Also included were some tasty-looking caramels and 2 lovely fat quarters.

Now for a pic:

(Thanks, curiousfae, for teaching me how to do that from imgur!)

Thanks so much, dfabbric!
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4  Fukubukuro Lucky Bag Swap round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Calabaza on: May 25, 2018 02:57:32 PM


Post your grab bags and goodies here!

Sent
Partner received
Late with communication
Feedback left
Something's up. Please contact Calabaza.

jemima <-> Averia
RaraAvis <-> geekgirl1000100
LovelyMiss <-> geekgirl1000100
LovelyMiss <-> SevsOnlyGirl
curiousfae <-> Renstar
jellybean89 <-> quaggy
dfabbric <-> Onyxnox
dfabbric
<-> Calabaza
thanate <-> FiberAlchemist
thanate <-> Momof2!
TAOJ
<-> bec99* Package missing Sad Resending.
lady4feet <-> bec99

Sign-up thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454822.0
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5  Fukubukuro Lucky Bag Swap round 2 (SIGNUP 4/25/18-5/4/18 ; MAIL BY 6/4/18) in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by Calabaza on: April 25, 2018 08:26:59 AM
Swap name: Fukubukuro Lucky Bag Swap round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Calabaza
Sign-up date range: 4/25/2018-5/4/2018
Date to send item by: 6/4/2018

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO


Additional Age requirement? 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 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


According to Wikipedia (yeah, yeah, I know): Fukubukuro (福袋 lucky bag, mystery bag) is a Japanese New Year's Day custom where merchants make grab bags filled with unknown random contents and sell them for a substantial discount. Yes, this isn't the start of any new year that I'm aware of, but we are nearing a new season and the mid-way point of the year. So...

Start the summer and the 2nd half of the year with a lucky grab bag!


This 4 point swap basically is make a bag (out of whatever you like) or find one that you think suits your partner and fill it with crafts supplies, candies/snacks and crafted items. Yes, all 3.




Details of swap:
- This swap requires a minimum of 2 small crafted items (or 1 medium) plus the bag (that can be made or bought) then go ahead and fill it with craft supplies and candies/snacks. 
- If you go by point system, it would be a minimum of 4 point swap: 2 points crafted items that aren't a bag, a 1 point bag (that can be crafted or bought) and 1 point of supplies and candies.
- Since this a small, 4 points swap, you can choose to swap with 2 partners.


Swap guidelines/ points:

Large = 3 points
Medium = 2 points
Small = 1 point

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less



If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country in correct shipping format:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)

Would you like to have 1 or 2 partners?

1.  Do you have any allergies?
2.  Do you have any allergens (pets, smoke) in your house?
3.  What is/are your favorite medium(s) to craft in (knit, crochet, sew, etc)?
4.  Please name at least 5 crafted items that you would be comfortable making:
5.  What kinds of craft supplies would you like to receive?
6. What kind of craft supplies do you have too many of already?
7.  Are there any colors/patterns/designs that you love?
8.  Are there any colors/patterns/designs that you can't stand?
9.  What are some of your favorite things/styles/themes?
10.  Please name at least 5 crafted items that you would love to receive:
11.  Are there any items you would not wish to receive?
12.  Are there any specific snacks/candies you would love to receive?
13. Any snacks that you do not wish to receive?
14.  If you have any strong dislikes, please let them be known:
15.  Your Pinterest or Etsy Favorites, etc:
16.  Anything else your partner (or your organizer who will pair you up) might find helpful?
(If you gave very short answers to the above questions, or if you don't have a Pinterest, etc, please be sure and use this to tell a little more about yourself - work, hobbies, family, etc. to give your partner more ideas on what to craft for you.)


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.

Thanks to cold.dinner for most of the write-up from the 1st round!


Gallery!
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6  Re: Fall Nerd Battles 2017: September 1 - November 30, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: November 30, 2017 05:44:57 PM
One more. You don't need to pin this one either:

Prompt: free range
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points:
Project Name: pumpkin pie
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: It's a pie containing pumpkin, among other ingredients.
Project Picture:
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7  Re: Fall Nerd Battles 2017: September 1 - November 30, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: November 30, 2017 05:32:11 PM
*please don't pin*
Prompt: Big Time #2
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points: WIP It
Project Name: Sheath Dress
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: I was going to get better pictures, but I've come down with a bug so this'll have to do. I made a sheath dress from the pattern I drafted for my Nova Corpswoman costume, altering the extended shoulder back to normal and adding sleeves. I had this project ready to go towards the end of last round, but didn't get around to making it until this round.
Project Picture:


*please don't pin*
Prompt: Big Time #3
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points: WIP It
Project Name:
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: I've had this project planned since last round as well. I finished hemming it yesterday. It does look better on, but I'm not sure I'm happy with it. I like the fabric, but perhaps not as a garment.
Project Picture:
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8  Re: Fall Nerd Battles 2017: September 1 - November 30, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: November 30, 2017 07:01:28 AM
Prompt: October Hair
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points: WIP It
Project Name: pattern weights
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: I finished up 2 of these pattern weights I started last round. They'll be available in the raffle next round along with the others. Thread is hair-like.
Project Picture: scroll down

Prompt: October Makeup
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points: WIP It, swaptastic
Project Name: more pattern weights
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: These too. They have a black floral pattern. Black like the Winter Soldier's "war paint" (How many Marvel references have I made this round?)
Project Picture: Keep going.

Prompt: November Photo Op
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points: WIP It, Swaptastic,
Project Name: even more pattern weights
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: Ditto. I tried to take a good picture of them. They are red and black, not berry and black.
Project Picture: Here it is:

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9  Re: Fall Nerd Battles 2017: September 1 - November 20, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: November 05, 2017 01:41:58 PM
Research Project Name: costume
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points: Engineering (bias strip "blind tucks"), Community, Brain Power, EPIC!
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=453657.0
Brief Description: I am a bit of a costuming nerd and one of my costuming idols is Alexandra Byrne. She's even fantastic with designs for background characters, such as the uniforms for rank-and-file Nova Corps members in Guardians, which is what I tried to emulate for this year's Halloween costume. I drafted and sewed a sheath dress and a fitted jacket (I've never sewn either before, let alone made patterns for them!) I used foam for costuming for the first time (the rank arm patch). I strayed from the film's costumes due to my limited ability, resources, and so that it would look all right on me (Pegged dresses are NOT a good look on me.) The whole thing was certainly a personal challenge, and I still have a lot to learn, but I'm really glad I did it.
It is entered in the costume contest here on Craftster.
Project Picture:


One of my few reference photos, so you'll know what I'm talking about:


Prompt:  November Panels
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points: Giver, Community, Brain Power,
Project Name: pumpkin BB8 and Rey costume
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=453644.0
Brief Description: My co-worker/friend and I volunteered for our school's trunk-or-treat and she picked Star Wars as our theme. I had a lot of pumpkins from my garden so I tried my hand at painting pumpkins for the first time (any tips from more experienced pumpkin painters? It did not go smoothly.) Unbleached cheese cloth served as part of my Rey costume along with some ordinary clothes and a bag I made a while ago.
Project Picture:
See next entry.

Prompt: Red Alert: Eat, Drink, and be Scary
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points: Giver, Community, Spooky Photo
Project Name: pumpkin R2D2
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=453644.0
Brief Description: My friend needed a droid for her Leia costume as well. The carve-outs in BB and R2 are their projectors. The candlelight shines through them (it doesn't display any pictures, though Smiley )
Project Picture:




Prompt: November Vendor Room
Team: Randomizer
Bonus Points: WIP It
Project Name: Cinnamon and Sugar Pumpkin Seeds
Project Link:
Brief Description: I planted my garden this year with roster pumpkin seeds in mind. I used purchased cinnamon, brown sugar, butter, and starter pumpkin seeds Smiley
Project Picture:
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10  Nova Corpswoman (Guardians of the Galaxy) in CHALLENGE 121 ENTRIES by Calabaza on: November 05, 2017 01:07:14 PM
I am a bit of a costuming nerd and one of my costuming idols is Alexandra Byrne. She's an Oscar-winning costumer recently best known for her work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on such films as Doctor Strange, Avengers, and Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 1. She's even fantastic with designs for background characters, such as the uniforms for rank-and-file Nova Corps members in Guardians.


Here is my version



and here is one of my main reference photos. They were difficult to find:


This Halloween, I wanted to try and emulate her work as well as I could. I got out my sloper and started tentatively drafting a sheath dress and jacket. Due to my limited skills, resources (Do you know how hard it was to find suiting in this color? Let alone 2? Yes, she used 2 different fabrics for the uniforms! One for centers and one for the sides. I used one, plus the lining.) and so that it would look all right on me, some adjustments from the films costumes were needed. Among them, the dress would not be pegged (that would NOT have been a good look on me.)

Of course, I kept the detailing on the jacket:



I couldnt find any info on any meaning behind the different combinations of red, yellow, and white for the ribbon bars, so I just used my initials: 3 lines in a row for C, the 3rd letter of the alphabet; 18 for R, and 3 more for the other C.

I designed it using colored lines and rectangles in Pages. I made a big block so I could print it out onto transfer paper and cut the right width and point the ends without having to worry about snipping off any surrounding color that didn't belong. I ironed it onto black cotton fabric interfaced with black knit interfacing. I didn't transfer it directly to the jacket because I wanted it easily removed in case of mess-ups or if I ever found out the meaning behind the stripes and needed to change them (haven't yet.) I used knit interfacing because I couldn't find any black non-woven interfacing and wanted something that wouldn't ravel and then have to deal with stray threads peaking out. I then cut the bars to shape with a rotary cutter hand-sewed them into the "tucks", slipping the needle and thread between the interfacing/fabric and the transfer.


For the tucks, I gave up on drafting actual tucks, as evidenced by my note on this pattern piece:


Bias strips were much easier. Simply cut


(tape helps to keep right and wrong fabric sides straight)

then fold and sew into place, arranging so that it looks like tucks:



I had never, ever drafted a jacket before. I'd never even sewn a fitted one at all before! I did my best:


I spent a lot of time fitting the back. There are still issues, but it's way better than it was!





I used foam for the rank-indicating arm patch. This was my first time working with foam.


I didnt piece the sleeve around the patch because I didnt know how the heck it was going to work out, so I wanted it easily removed for multiple tries. I did incorporate piping, however. I glued the piping to the back of the patch. Then I hand stitched through the piping to attach it and the patch to the sleeves.

Im pretty sure at least one uniform was closed with velcro. Thats totally acceptable for a costume for a film or play, but I wanted something a little nicer for if I got too hot and wanted to take it off. I opted for a hidden button placket:



For lining, I used charcoal gray lining. My dress form helped out with this picture:



There were a lot of pieces to the pattern:


As the jacket's hem isn't straight, I faced it.


For Halloween, I wore my random Nova Corpswoman costume to my aunt's annual party and to Chipotle for a $3 burrito. The weekend after Halloween I wore it to a local comic con where they had this backdrop:

Photo op!

Thank you for looking and listening to my rambling Smiley .
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