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1  Re: Winter Nerd Battles 2017-2018: December 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018 in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: February 15, 2018 04:25:57 PM
Here are a few projects that I made for the Hookers Only Swap (plus one for me, as a bonus Smiley ).

Prompt:  December- All Your Base Are Belong to Us
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Meme Bonus, Swap Bonus, Brain Power, Community
Project Name: Amigurumi Kitty
Project Link:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454292.0
Brief Description: I made this for geekgirl1000100 in the Hookers Only Swap. She doesnt like to do amigurumi, but she loves cats, so I figured Id make an ami kitty for her. I used a free pattern from here and she also has a really neat way to tie in the tails after youve stitched them on, which I had never seen before (watch the video it makes it just a little easier to understand), and Ill be finishing all of my amigurumi projects using this technique!

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Prompt:  February- Judging/Perception
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Meme Bonus, Swap Bonus
Project Name: Crochet Hook & Knitting Needle Roll
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: Ive seen plenty of hook & needle rolls around here, but I dont think Ive ever made one, so when geekgirl1000100 had one on Pinterest for the Hookers Only Swap, I decided to give it a go. Except for the wonky fat quarters giving me fits, it was a pretty easy project!

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Inside view:





Prompt:  February- Your Personality
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Meme Bonus, Swap Bonus, Brain Power
Project Name: Half Square Triangle Zipper Pouch #1
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I made this for geekgirl1000100 in the Hookers Only Swap, and it came from a free pattern on Craftsy. I just love zipper pouches, and I love tucking things into individual pouches, so I was very happy that this pattern actually made 2 pouches at one time, so I got to keep one. And, I also learned how to make something using just one half of a zipper (and how to swap out zipper pulls, but my zippers were two different types, so I couldnt do it).

Project Picture: (With bonus shot of the hook & needle roll all rolled up Smiley )






Prompt:  Free-Range Crafting #2
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Meme Bonus
Project Name: Half Square Triangle Zipper Pouch #2
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I love zipper pouches, so I was VERY happy that I got to keep this one. I think Im going to use mine for my crochet stitch markers, which is what I made the one for geekgirl1000100 for (except the stitch markers were on backorder and didnt arrive in time so she just got the pouch Sad ). Plus, I really loved the batik fabric (and was pretty happy with the fabric combo, in general), so I was psyched that I got to keep something made using it.

Project Picture: -( The one for geekgirl1000100 is on the left mine is similar, but it has a different color zipper)



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2  Cute Little Kitty in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by craftADDchick on: February 15, 2018 04:08:04 PM
This cute little amigurumi kitty was a free pattern from here and she also has a really neat way to tie in the tails after youve stitched them on, which I had never seen before (watch the video it makes it just a little easier to understand), and Ill be finishing all of my amigurumi projects using this technique!




I always forget how long it takes me to sew the parts together...the little pile of parts can be a bit daunting! Smiley



Over halfway done!

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3  Re: Hookers Only Swap - Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: February 15, 2018 03:52:06 PM
I love that scrappy yarn basket! So much better than a wicker basket, which catches on the yarn. And, great idea to use a bit of the cut off fabric to make a scissor cozy. The star dishcloths definitely are fun- love the bright, cheery colors! The yarn is super pretty and the books are great! I think I have to add the afghan book to my list. The crochet necklace is brilliant- what a clever idea to add the stitch markers to the yarn cutter. The needle holder is making me jealous... I just keep mine in the little plastic thing they came in, but now I think my needles deserve an upgrade Smiley

That gingham lapghan is fabulous! I never would have been able to make something like that for the swap... it would have been a many weeks project, for sure! I really like the strawberry trivets (and love the photo shoot Smiley ). And, I'm intrigued by the crochet design book (another one I may have to add to my list!).

geekgirl1000100, I'm so glad you liked everything! The hook roll was off of your Pinterest, and it's big enough for knitting needles, too. Also, circular needles (and hooks, too, I guess!). I had a lot of fun picking out the fabrics for that. And, the kitty was fun to make! After it was finished, it was sitting on my table and I patted its head every time I walked by. It was a little hard to send it away!

My package from geekgirl1000100 was stellar, and geeky, too! 

First, she made me some hyperbolic crochet dishcloths (and included the pattern, too!). It's something I've wanted to try for a while, and the pattern has links to more info, so I'll definitely be giving it a go soon.



Next, I had requested a project bag that wasn't scratchy, was big enough to hold a gallon-sized ziploc bag full of yarn, and closed up so stuff wouldn't spill out (i like to crochet while traveling, and I keep my bag by my feet... my current bag is lacking in all of those features). She certainly delivered! The bag is generously sized (I might even be able to sneak in a second, smaller project), closes with a zipper (which she put some lace on  to cover the inside seam), and is made of lovely cotton material (I really love the floral print!).



And, finally, she sent me some hooks in my favorite sizes, some little storage containers (for stitch markers and other small items), and a set of SCIENCE-THEMED stitch markers! Geekiness abounds! I love them!



Thank you so much, geekgirl1000100!
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4  Re: Hookers Only Swap - Round 2 (SIGNUPS CLOSED; SENDOUTS 2/12/18) in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by craftADDchick on: February 05, 2018 03:16:38 PM
So here's a fun question for y'all: What's the most favorite thing you've ever crocheted?

Id have to say that its probably the crocheted Guinea pigs Ive made. So far, Ive and sent off 3 of them. Somehow, I cant seem to locate a photo, however...



And, Im also pretty proud of the hot water bottle cozy I made without a pattern.

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5  Re: Winter Nerd Battles 2017-2018: December 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018 in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: January 01, 2018 05:03:27 PM
Prompt:  December- But That's None of My Business
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Meme Bonus
Project Name:Flat Glass Marble Mosaic Tabletop
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: While I have done some mosaic work (a very, very small amount), I've never actually done anything with grout. For this tabletop, I drew out the design with a water-disappearing marker; I just quickly drew a few wavy lines across the top of the table. Then, my mom & I spent some time using E-6000 to glue down the flat marbles. Next, the grout was applied. It's not a perfect job, and I think that the next time I attempt this, I'll start with a smaller piece. My mom loves it, and since it's her table, that's all that matters!
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6  Re: Christmas Silhouette = New Welcome Sign in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by craftADDchick on: December 30, 2017 06:56:21 AM
Thanks! Its been fun playing around with it and finding things to attack with vinyl. We put a message on the bathroom mirror for my stepdad, but were waiting for him to notice it. We had some trouble cutting, initially, but I think the problem is solved Smiley

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7  Re: Winter Nerd Battles 2017-2018: December 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018 in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: December 29, 2017 09:00:33 AM
Prompt: December Battle- Doge
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Community, Engineering, Meme Bonus
Project Name: Christmas Silhouette = New Welcome Sign
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=453976.0
Brief Description: Dogs are very welcoming creatures, and so is this sign! The sign will be placed beside my mom's front door to welcome her visitors.
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Prompt: December LOLCat
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: Community, Meme Bonus
Project Name: Christmas Silhouette = New Welcome Sign
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=453977.0
Brief Description: This is just a fun sign that my mom & I made to hang outside the pool at her house in FL.
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Prompt: Kenneth Arnold UFO Sighting
Bonus Points: WIP, Meme Bonus, Number 9 Bonus (this used a 9 mm hook for part of it)
Project Name: Elephant Blanket for Two
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I started this last month, hoping to be finished by Thanksgiving, but it didn't happen. It took me 22 hours to make! I made it for a co-worker's husband for Christmas. It's placed across the end of my queen-sized bed. It's made so two people can sit side-by-side and each person tucks their legs into one of the legs (each leg is a cylinder).
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8  Pool Warning Sign in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by craftADDchick on: December 29, 2017 08:44:11 AM
Since my mom got a Silhouette for Christmas, along with free lessons while I visited, we decided to make a fun sign to hang on the wall in her pool area.



The lettering came from a file purchased from the Silhouette Design Store, and the picture was found online, and we transferred the outline to the painted board (using the tried and true "rub the pencil on the back and trace over it" method) , and my mom painted it.

Now, all we have to do is hang it up!
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9  Christmas Silhouette = New Welcome Sign in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by craftADDchick on: December 29, 2017 08:38:59 AM
For Christmas, my sister and I bought my mom a Silhouette Cameo, and since I was visiting for vacation, she got some lessons while I was there! One of the first things we made was a welcome sign for her to put out by her front door.



She had everything on hand, except for the starfish!

First, we painted a piece of plywood using the paint that matches the color of her front door. Then, we cut out vinyl letters using the Silhouette. And, the starfish got a coat of white paint to match the letters.




Next, we positioned the letters and starfish on the board...




And then applied the vinyl letters.




Using some E-6000, the starfish was glued on to make the letter "O" (and after a bit of discussion, the shells were added at the top {discarded ideas: ribbon, sand dollars}).



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10  Re: Fall Nerd Battles 2017: September 1 - November 30, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: November 29, 2017 06:23:20 PM
Here's one more! I had a 3 hour round trip to go to a wake (I was there less than an hour), so I only had time to finish one project tonight. Hopefully, I can finish the last one I have partially done in between events tomorrow.

Prompt:  September- Star Wars
Team: Team Textbook!
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: Adventure Banner
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I stitched the banner (plus a few more) out of white muslin (for light) and used black HTV (for dark). However, it also has a bit of brown, because when I pressed it using kraft paper, as per the instructions, the paper stuck to the surface of the vinyl and to the fabric. I soaked it today, and sacrificed a toothbrush to give it a scrub, so I was able to rescue it!

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