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1  Re: Fall Nerd Battles --Sept. 3, 2013 thru November 30, 2013-- Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by leather and lace on: October 07, 2013 08:00:01 PM
I'm going to jump in here a bit late with some September prompts.

I guess if I have to choose, I declare myself a member of Team Fandom!

Challenge: September Conventions
Team:Team Fandom
Bonus Points: none
Project Name:TARDIS wristlet
Project Page Link (if available):https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=427222.50#axzz2h5sRkv3b (swap gallery)
Brief Description: Recently I participated in the ninth round of the Doctor Who swap. My partner had pinned a wristlet with two money/coupon pockets, three card pockets, a hinged change pocket, and ID slot on the outside on one side, and a zippered phone pocket on the other. It has a wrist strap, so you would be less likely to lose it at a Whovian convention! The seller also had the pattern for sale (here), so naturally I made a TARDIS out of it. It was a 36 page PDF and worked on a smaller scale then I'm used to, so the workmanship is a bit shoddy. It's functional though!
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Challenge: September Starfleet Uniform
Team:Team Fandom
Bonus Points: none
Project Name:Fantastic T-shirt
Project Page Link (if available):https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=427222.50#axzz2h5sRkv3b (swap gallery)
Brief Description: My partner's favorite doctor was Nine like me, and she liked stencilled shirts, so I made one using a sun-reactive dye called Inkodye by Lumi. It comes in red, orange, and blue, which I chose to use. It's a bit touch and go since any exposure to UV rays will start the process, but I thought it turned out with a nice vintage/distressed feel.
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Challenge: September Periodic Table
Team:Team Fandom
Bonus Points: none
Project Name:Companion Figurines
Project Page Link (if available):https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=427222.50#axzz2h5sRkv3b (swap gallery)
Brief Description: We also made a small project for favorite companions, and I just couldn't choose, so I made all three of her favorites: Jack, Rose, and Donna. Because there are three, I chose the element Lithium, Greek for 'stone'--- sort of like these little people feel after baking. Because of its reactivity, lithium doesn't occur in nature in its raw form, but due to its solubility as an ion, lithium can be extracted from clays. I also painted each figurine with metallic paints, which goes with the metallic luster of the third element on the periodic table.
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P.S. To pinkleo and SenatorOrganza--- I noticed there was no listed Team Captain or Headquarters for Team Fandom (correct me if I'm wrong), so if you would like me to I could start something up. It's up to you, though Smiley
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2  Re: Doctor Who Swap round 9 gallery in The Swap Gallery by leather and lace on: October 07, 2013 07:15:04 PM
Wow, everything looks absolutely fantastic! I really love all the different takes on River's diary.

I'm really sorry I've been so out of it this swap, you guys. One of those things where life just does what it wants and I fall really behind. I didn't technically flake but I'm the next worst thing Sad I'm so, so sorry. Thanks spikefan for being so patient and posting pictures. They're a lot better than mine Smiley. I thought I'd add a few favorites of my own.

My Dalek hat and mittens<3 <3 <3. I love thes things, seriously. My mom thinks they're ridiculous, but she thinks that about the whole fandom so she doesn't count. I also wore them to school today and nobody knew what they were which made me sad but they liked them anyway.

The bracelets were on my wrist almost immediately. They are super cute!

This key chain is too awesome. I just love the little BANANAS.

All the rest of my pictures stink. The only place in my house with good lighting is the laundry room and even then I'm no talent with a camera.

I was sooooo spoiled. Thanks again, spikefan!!

Thanks everyone for a great swap!
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3  Re: Little Visitor Round 17 - Summer Vacation! in The Swap Gallery by leather and lace on: August 25, 2013 12:50:38 PM
Wow, I can't believe its already the last month of this. I really have been having fun with Charlotte, but I've been absolutely, unforgivably horrible at telling you guys about it. So get ready for a reeeallly long post. Sorry Sad

Here are the long-ago promised Omaha zoo pictures:

Giraffes! (Mama and baby Smiley)



Leopards! (this guy came out for a single minute for us to get some great pictures, then went and hid)



Some sort of tiny deer creature!

I've got tons more adventures to share but they'll have to wait til tonight when I'm home again Tongue
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4  Re: Discussion Thread for Summer Nerd Games in Craftalongs by leather and lace on: July 16, 2013 09:52:08 PM
I thought I'd show you all my current geeky baby. It's a 28 string, 8 (nine if you count the silver strands
I added to the black as stars) color friendship bracelet featuring the TARDIS (which is two shades of blue 'cause I ran out of one  Grin). I used pattern #71068 on friendship-bracelets.net, except I changed the colors to make it sort of look like the color scheme of  Van Gogh's Exploding TARDIS. Overall it's supposed to look a bit like the TARDIS flying through space/time. It's taking me ages to finish!

I'm trying to decide how I'm going to tie it when I'm done. I'm normally a traditional knot type of girl, but I've seen some on Pinterest that add some cute clasps to the end like these. Opinions?
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5  Re: Rennaisance Festival Swap Gallery (Sendouts 6/5/13) in The Swap Gallery by leather and lace on: June 16, 2013 08:16:36 PM
I'm glad you like everything, Hayley! I'm really sorry about the dragon's foot. I had to superglue it on once; I thought that would take care of it. I'm not very experienced with polymer clay, I'm afraid.

I received my package from hayleylujah, along with goodies from another swap; it was fun being double partnered Smiley. Here is the whole package:

First is this awesome renaissance style bracelet:

I love arm candy, and this piece is particularly awesome Wink

Next is this scabbard, along with a leather belt bonus. I don't yet have a blade to put in it, so use your imaginations:

And, as I'm sure you've seen it the previous photos, she sent this WICKED COOL knitted chainmail tunic. It's so comfy. I'm going to love wearing it at the ren faire this summer. Cue the awkward selfies and messy kitchen shots, haha:

It all fits so well, and will work great with my lady knight costume. I'm soooo excited!!! Thanks for being a great, patient partner, hayleyluah!
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6  Re: Fabric Printing Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by leather and lace on: June 16, 2013 08:01:36 PM
I just marathoned through the whole gallery right now---- everything is FANTASTIC! I love all the techniques and themes; they made for a great gallery Smiley

Just to answer a few questions I noticed. . .

   The gradient color on Jen Sews's feather print was made by globbing drops of white, pink, red, and blue screenprinting ink on a clipboard, blending them with a brayer, and applying them to the linocut.

   The steampunk silhouette on her gear fabric was also a linocut that i just integrated with the gears.

   Hayleylujah's avocados were a linocut outline with Inkodye sunprinting ink to color the pits (is that what they're called? I don't like avocados personally, so I'm not sure Tongue), then handpainted with green acrylic paint with an additive to make it fabric safe. You guys should check this stuff out. It is waaay too much fun. It's the same stuff loulew28 used. You can even print photographs using negatives!
   Anyways, here are a couple more photos so you can see the colors. I hope you don't mind, hayleyluah!

ANYWAYS (lol), let me show you what my partners made!!!

From hayleylujah comes two yards of awesome prints made using glue resist and

Dog fabric:

Running fabric:

I love them both. They're both very subtle, yet cute. I can't wait to get using them! Thank you so much, hayleylujah!!!

And Jen Sews sent me the fantastic running skeleton she previewed earlier. It's screenprinted on the coolest natural canvas, my favorite fabric EVER.:

I am going to have so much fun with this one. I'm thinking a new bag for my running gear. She also sent an extra piece of the koi fabric:

Thanks SO MUCH, Jen! I love them both to pieces Smiley

You guys were both great, patient partners. I sort of lost my head with time these last couple swaps, and you guys didn't get mad. Thank you for a great swap Smiley
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7  Re: Little Visitor Round 17 - Summer Vacation! in The Swap Gallery by leather and lace on: June 02, 2013 01:57:21 PM
Wow, I've become an absolutely dreadful LV host. I need to get back in the swing of things--- school is out now, so I'll have more time to pay attention to Bee!

I got a quick "Where's Bee?" photo when we were cleaning the art room the last day of school. It's a pretty easy one--- I'll try to make a harder one this week.

I also made her a tiny reflective crown, but it's sort of hard to see.

I've found myself with a ton of awesome fabric samples from the Fabric Printing Swap, and I finally got my sewing machine back up after its visit to the repair shop, so I think I'll be making some new clothes for Bee. It should be fun!
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8  Re: Superhero and Comic Fans Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by leather and lace on: May 27, 2013 10:38:48 AM
Wait til you guys see the box of awesomesauce bethimusprime sent me. . . you're gonna be sooo jealous Wink

First off, this super soft and wonderfully embroidered journal:

ITS X-MEN!! Nightcrawler is my favorite, but I'm honestly in love with all the X-Men, so this is too perfect. It'll have to stay wrapped up when at home though, because it'll be COVERED in dog, cat, and horse hair in .0002356467 seconds if I take it out in the house Tongue

Next are these wicked cool decoupaged picture frames:

Iron Man (<3):

(If you look really close at one of the top right cells, he's saying "Make me." Lol. That's such a Tony Stark thing to say.)


I can't wait to put some pictures of my (comic-loving, of course) older brother and my nephew.

Then there was the ill-fated Batman candy. Sadly, it melted in the mail. Kind of surprising, considering the weather has been so cool here lately. May it rest in peace.

AND THEN we get to the EXTRAS!!! I had this Iron Man helmet stamp on my Pinterest, and bethimusprime actually got it for me!!

Sooo, soo cool. I'm going to stamp ALLTHETHINGS with it.

And then this hilarious Iron Man bobblehead from Universal Orlando. I wanted to stick him on my dash but my Mom forbade me. She claims it would drive her insane if she had to drive around with him.

(I'll get a pic up when my computer decides to stop fighting with me)

Here is everything together. Thanks SO MUCH, bethimusprime!!!

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9  Re: Little Visitor Round 17 - Summer Vacation! in The Swap Gallery by leather and lace on: May 12, 2013 04:49:18 PM
I'm so sorry I haven't updated lately; I haven't had much time to relax and edit pictures.

Let's see. . . we've been up to a LOT lately! Here are some pics of the Lite Bright 5K and the Scamper Run I did. The Scamper one was a puppy run. Bee rode in the arm band that my phone goes in Smiley

We got pizza afterward at Pizza Ranch, the BEST PIZZA PLACE EVER. Thin crust alfredo with mushrooms, tomatoes, and chicken. YUM.

The I took the ACTs. I also did the SATs, but I have no pictures from that.

We got ice cream after the SATs. This is butter cream with gummy bears Wink

Bee helped me make a necklace for my aunt's trip to Germany. She's giving it to her hostess as a gift. I'm sure you've seen the design on Pinterest.

We saw the blow up monsters at Pat Clemmons Auto's annual "monster sale".

We also visited the Almost Home animal shelter to visit the kitties. It's a no-kill shelter, so we get a lot of animals from there.

I'll leave you with this somewhat distrubing image. Our school principal found this in the front seat of his car with no identification other than the name "Mary Greene" on a tag on its wrist. He gave it to my art teacher thinking we might be able to do something with it. So, naturally, we put a face and hat on it and gave it a sign to scare little kids Tongue
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10  Re: Fabric Printing Swap Sign up til 5/1, Send out 6/3 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by leather and lace on: April 22, 2013 09:50:20 AM
I made up a quick linocut the other day and practiced some inking techniques today. I think I'm going to print this on some natural beige duck cloth for myself:

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