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31  Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R9 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: August 16, 2017 05:02:52 PM
I've got some more JoyfulClover lovelies to share! In addition to her gorgeous skulls, I have two fantastic female scientist quote patches (I love that I got quotes from women in this round!):

The first one is free motion stitched and it is AMAZING!! The quote, by Eugenie Clark says: People generally thought that sharks are dumb eating machines. After some study I began to realize that these gangsters of the deep had gotten a bad rap.

The shark is impressive enough, but the free motion words? Seriously awesome! The patch is about 4X6, so those letters are small!

The next one features an oh-so-expressive chimpanzee, with a quote by Jane Goodall (I got to hear her speak in person once, so this one is extra special): The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves. This patch is entirely hand-stitched, and it's just wonderful!

Thanks so much JoyfulClover!
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32  Re: Summer Nerd Games 2017: June 1 - August 31, 2017 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: July 29, 2017 05:35:35 PM
Prompt:  July Battle (Young Boy)
Team: Clan of the Makers
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: The Lonely Coaster
Project Link: n/a

Brief Description: I've been wanting to crochet myself a sun hat for a while, and I wanted to make it out of jute twine, with a fabric lining. I had a pattern for a hat that used raffia yarn, but I figured that I could substitute the twine instead. I knew that the twine would be tough on my hands, so I picked up a cheap pair of quilting gloves so I could protect my fingers.

You've perhaps noticed that I am not posting a lovely sun hat...

I had a bear of a time crocheting with the twine. It was hard to stitch with, and was giving me aching hands. I crochet tightly, which definitely didn't help, and by the time I was 5 rounds in, I realized that I probably should have used a bigger hook. I just wasn't in the mood to rip out what I had already done and start over, so I compromised and turned it into a coaster. I stopped at that 5th round (perfect coaster size, as it so happens), and added a "lacy" border of chains and single crochet stitches. I definitely won't be making another one, but my poor, lonely coaster will be well appreciated!

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33  Re: Summer Nerd Games 2017: June 1 - August 31, 2017 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: July 27, 2017 04:25:48 PM
Prompt:  (Young Boy/Stay & Negotiate) 5. Bridges-Y
Team: Clan of the Makers
Bonus Points: n/a
Project Name: The Endless Cone of Yarn Dish Towel
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452843.0
Brief Description: While on a trip to Canada, I needed something to keep me from getting antsy on the long drive. I also had a large cone of peach-colored cotton yarn. In the hope of using the yarn up, I decided to crochet a dish towel using the linen stitch (or moss stitch, I think). I added a loop so it could hang over a hook. I ended up gifting it to my friend, who did all of the driving. I can make myself another one, because it barely made a dent in the yarn...

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34  The Endless Cone of Yarn Dish Towel in Crochet: Completed Projects by craftADDchick on: July 27, 2017 04:24:37 PM

I've had this cone of peach-colored cotton yarn for a long time. I think it was on clearance and I bought it to use as an inexpensive alternative to string in my classroom. At some point, I took it home (I think I started a random crochet project during an after school program and took the project home to finish...I have a dishcloth in this yarn, so I'm guessing that was it...).

I recently took a trip to Canada, and since my friend was doing all of the driving, I needed something to keep myself from going stir-crazy in the car. Enter the cone of yarn. Since it isn't my favorite color, I wanted to use it up, so I figured that a dish towel would do the trick. I used the linen stitch (also called the moss stitch, I think: single crochet one, chain one for a row, then in the next row, put a single crochet in every chain space, and a chain between each single crochet). Then, when I thought it was big enough, I chained a loop, and then crocheted a bunch of single crochets into the loop.

It took longer than expected but, sadly, it didn't make much of a dent in the cone of yarn. Since I gifted this one to my friend, I'll have to make another for myself... maybe even two...
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35  Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R9 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: July 24, 2017 11:40:41 AM
I got 2 amazing patches from craftylittlemonkey!

First up, a quote from Rosalind Franklin, with a DNA X-ray diffraction image in the background (stippled with Sharpie). Without her work, Watson & Crick wouldn't have been able to discern the DNA structure.

I am so happy to have this quote from her!

Next... SPUTNIK!!

It's perfect! And in Russian, too Smiley

The edges for the patches are super neat and square (or rectangular). I am impressed!

Thanks so much, craftylittlemonkey!
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36  Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap R2- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: July 24, 2017 11:10:11 AM
I have received two VERY generous packages of squares from quaggy and Amazon_warrior!

First up- from quaggy:

The squares are square, but the blanket underneath them wasn't flat, so they look distorted. I really like the flower squares that match but are in different colorways, plus the ones with the circles and the overlapping rectangle-y shapes. And the leaf one. So many great fabrics!

And, from Amazon_warrior:

There are a couple of science-y fabrics in here that I really like (one has DNA!), there are more circles (in different colorways), and for some reason I can't put my finger on, I love the one with the little carrots!

Thanks for such a great assortment of fabrics, ladies!
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37  EPP Hexie Fabric Swap R2- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: July 13, 2017 09:49:29 AM

Swap Thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452485.0

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alwaysinmyroom: Amazon_warrior, aspenwall, Averia, craftADDchick, Eamea, Immaculata, quaggy

Amazon_warrior: alwaysinmyroom, Averia, craftADDchick, Eamea, Immaculata, quaggy

aspenwall: alwaysinmyroom, Averia, craftADDchick, Eamea, quaggy

Averia: alwaysinmyroom, Amazon_warrior, aspenwall, craftADDchick, Eamea, Immaculata, quaggy

craftADDchick: alwaysinmyroom, Amazon_warrior, aspenwall, Averia, Eamea, Immaculata, quaggy

Eamea: alwaysinmyroom, Amazon_warrior, aspenwall, Averia, craftADDchick, Immaculata, quaggy

Immaculata: alwaysinmyroom, Amazon_warrior, Averia, craftADDchick, Eamea, quaggy

quaggy: alwaysinmyroom, Amazon_warrior, aspenwall, Averia, craftADDchick, Eamea, Immaculata
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38  Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: July 10, 2017 11:27:10 AM
Wow! That really sucks about Photobucket! That's a crazy amount of money, and I'm guessing they'll lose a ton of people. It's too bad they didn't decide to charge a more affordable fee. What a hassle for anyone who uses it!  Angry

Speaking of photos...

I have a little photographic evidence that I am actually making progress on my Research Projects!

This is a photo of most of my current t-shirt collection (a few are in the laundry).

How is this evidence? Well the piles are sorted:
- The leftmost stacks are my science & geek-themed shirts (planning on doing Science Shirt  Friday at school this year- bonus points for any of my students who join me)- with about 40 weeks of school, I think I have enough... and if not, I'll just make a couple...
- The center stack in the back is for our various theme-days (Spirit Week events several times a year)
- The center stack in the front is my craft-themed shirts (I didn't realize I have so many!)- but not the top one which I just realized is in the wrong pile Smiley
- The stacks on the right are general wear.
- Not pictured: A stack that's been relegated to the "okay to ruin" shirts that I'll wear on cleaning and house project days. A second stack is shirts that will become part of T-shirt and Jeans Quilt (one of my Research Projects)

This photo also does a bit of double duty for my craft room reorganizing Research Project, because I'm in the process of cleaning/organizing the back bedroom, which will be the temporary holding place for the craft stuff piled on and under the table in my craft room. That stuff all needs to be cleared out so I have room for my new storage cubbies (which will eventually become a cutting table). The weather hasn't been crazy hot, so I'm taking advantage of it!
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39  Re: Summer Nerd Games 2017: June 1 - August 31, 2017 ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by craftADDchick on: June 29, 2017 07:17:40 PM
Since tomorrow is the end of the month, I figured I'd better post my projects tonight so I don't forget tomorrow Smiley

Prompt:  June Battle- Young Boy
Team: Clan of the Makers
Bonus Points: Brain Power
Project Name: Pillow Case
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I usually keep a pillow and a sleeping bag in the car, and the pillow case on that particular pillow was looking a little worn. So, this past weekend, my mom, my aunt, and I got together to learn how to use our sergers.My mom just got hers and had her first project all lined up, so she decided we should all learn together (my aunt and I have had our sergers sitting and collecting dust for several years). Once I figured out how to get mine to work, I helped my aunt, but my mom's machine wasn't working at all. Turns out that the belt had slipped off, so I re-attached it. Then, we took a break to run to the fabric store where my aunt and I got the fabric for the pillow cases (she picked it out and was making 2 for my cousin). The pattern/instructions that we used was the one for Ryan's Cases for Smiles (a charity that collects pillow cases for children battling cancer and other long term illnesses so they can have a special one for their lengthy hospital stays). While this pillow case is for me, I do have fabric to make some more for donating. And, now that I have learned the basics on my serger, the pillow cases should sew up pretty quickly. I learned a few things while making this one, in terms of using the serger (be careful not to get the pins stuck on the cutting blade, for example) which made it take longer to make. Future pillow cases should be finished in half the time!

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Prompt:  Side Quest- UFO Sighting
Team: Clan of the Makers
Bonus Points: WIP It!, UFO bonus: Different shapes
Project Name: 2017 Raindrop Rundown Shirts
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: Our second annual Raindrop Rundown (a run/walk down and back up the school driveway- 1/2 mile each way) was back in April, and I had planned to make shirts for the winners, but life intervened. School ended last Friday, and I finally made them on Thursday night! I had the design all planned out (different cloud shapes with raindrop shapes, plus the shapes of all of the letters) back in April, but hadn't cut, weeded, or ironed on the vinyl. It took several hours on Thursday, but they came out pretty good! Only 2 minor glitches, but unless the shirts are side-by-side, you're not likely to notice (and they're at the bottom of the piles in the photo). I made 6 all together- one for each first place winner (boy & girl) in grades 6-8.

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40  Yet Another TM Patch Swap R9 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by craftADDchick on: June 28, 2017 12:10:40 PM

Patch made by craftADDchick

Swap Thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452486.0

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audio: Inselaeffchen, JoyfulClover
craftADDchick: craftylittlemonkey, JoyfulClover
crafty-becky: quaggy
craftylittlemonkey: craftADDchick, Inselaeffchen
curiousfae: gala_apples, Wulf
fatewineroses: gala_apples, SuzyScissor
gala_apples: curiousfae, fatewineroses
Inselaeffchen: audio, craftylittlemonkey
JoyfulClover: audio, craftADDchick, quaggy
quaggy: crafty-becky, JoyfulClover
Sharalee: SuzyScissor, Wulf
SuzyScissor: fatewineroses (JoyfulClover is the Swap Angel), Sharalee (Inselaeffchen is the Swap Angel)
Wulf: curiousfae, Sharalee

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