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 on: Today at 06:41:14 AM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by Mistress Jennie
Challenge: 12 Trees Challenge - Baubles
House:  Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Reading Bookmark

Brief Description: This bookmark was made for my partner calluna in the Winter Book Swap.  It reflects my personal style of crystal beads, and happy sparkly rainbows worked in wherever possible when crafting.
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Challenge: 12 Trees Challenge - Ribbon
House:  Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Scarf for Dad

Brief Description:  When I saw this yarn, I knew I had to make something with it for my dad.  He's rather warm-blooded, so he doesn't usually wear a winter coat.  Usually just a thick denim shirt or a hoodie.  Hopefully this will tie his look together, as it goes with a previously made hat, and the blues go with the denim, while the mustards go with another favorite color in his wardrobe.
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Challenge: 12 Trees Challenge - Star
House:  Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Scrappy Dishcloth Set #1

Brief Description: Over the last few years I've started to crochet more and more.  It's definitely a medium I think I excel at, even though these aren't a very difficult item to make.  Especially since I have the pattern memorized.  I whipped out 14 dishcloths over the last 12 days, many of which are destined to be holiday gifts or stocking stuffers.  These recently went into a swap package, partially to keep everything from rattling around in the box rather than use tissue paper.
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Challenge: 12 Trees Challenge - Tree Skirt
House:  Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Scrappy Dishcloth Set #2

Brief Description:  More dishcloths!  These are both functional & decorative, and can help make the kitchen a little cheerier while doing such a boring chore.  Plus they will last for years and years of use!
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Class: Divination
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Scrappy Dishcloth Set #3

Brief Description:  And yes, the dishcloth madness continues.  These are both flat and round, and will also go towards holiday gifts.
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Class: Herbology
House:  Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Scrappy Dishcloth Set #4

Brief Description:  Set #4 was for my mom.  While looking around on Etsy I saw a vintage dish towel with an ocean scene that I knew my mom would like.  (She grew up on the ocean in Massachusetts.)  This was one of my more 'matchy-matchy' scrap sets.  I've made her dishcloths before, but she's never used them until she came to visit last week, and discovered there are no scrubby sponges in my house, just a drawer full of handmade dishcloths.  After 2 days she declared she loved them and wanted some for herself.  Good thing these were already under the tree.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfiguration
House:  Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Scrappy Dishcloth Set #5

Brief Description:  Last set of dishcloths today, I promise!  These are used with soap and water to make glasses crystal clear!
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 on: Today at 06:10:16 AM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by Mistress Jennie
My parents came to visit for 8 days last week.  Since I was trying to keep the house neat and clean with guests, I decided to crochet something tiny, that wouldn't be in the way, and would hopefully help me use up some yarn.  Answer: dishcloths!  

I managed to make 14 of them in 12 days, and hope to get 2 more done tonight.  Bonus, they make great stocking stuffers and gift basket fillers. They were all made from the Fire Blossom Dishcloth pattern, which is free on Ravelry.

A few super-scrappy ones, that were made up with the tail ends of various yarns that were all in a zip loc bag.  My dad claimed most of these.  I missed getting a pic of my favorite green & blue one before my mom made off with it.








A few more matchy-matchy pairs, made from bigger half-skeins.  These will go to a few neighbors & friends.






A set for my mom, made to match a vintage tea towel I bought her.  This was one of my more 'matchy-matchy' scrap sets.  I've made her dishcloths before, but she's never used them until she came to visit last week, and discovered there are no scrubby sponges in my house, just a drawer full of handmade dishcloths.  After 2 days she declared she loved them and wanted some for herself.  Good thing these were already under the tree.






Best part, I basically emptied my entire cotton yarn drawer!




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 on: Today at 05:43:35 AM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by Mistress Jennie
I received a lovely package from lindyv321! 

Check out the stunning stitching on the felt Hogwarts letter she made:


Here it is up on the tree:


She also included a beautiful flying Hedwig, who can hold the letter.


She also sent a lovely red & gold glitter ball, but the picture I took came out fuzzy, so I'll take another pic later today.  Smiley  Thank you Lindy!

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 on: Today at 03:50:19 AM 
Started by JoyfulClover - Last post by loves2experiment
Thanks...I really had fun getting to know my swap partner, and her color preferences and themes were perfect to work with Cheesy
Before we started stitching, Becky and I had talked about her preference of simple stitches (straight and crosses)...and we decided to go with that. 
I really enjoyed the uncomplicated process of slow stitching...this swap was definitely one of my faves in 2018!


Okay, my turn to gush about the beautiful patches that I received from Becky. 
We agreed to do a swap for 3 patches, and she sent along an extra that she considered wonky (I disagree with that assessment).

Here's the charming 4" x 3" scrappy (not-at-all-wonky) piece.  I love all the tiny scraps she used! 



And here's a 5" x 3.5" patch in one of my fave color combinations.  This piece has so much texture and the stitching is perfect!



A 5" x 4" patch with a house and tree!  I adore this!



And look!!  I got a circular piece too!!!  We must've been on the same wavelength Wink  I'm really liking the look of circular patches and I think I need more of them in my life Cheesy



Becky, thanks for sharing your work with me Cheesy



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 on: December 13, 2018 11:18:10 PM 
Started by Wildfyre - Last post by phoenixfiredesigns
Pixel got to come see the indoor ice skating rink inside the mall in Clearwater. Ironically, though I am from PA and didn't move to Florida until I was 9, the first time I ever went ice skating was here in this very rink! Grin



(eta: the banner is for our local NHL team, the Tampa Bay Lightning. That's the Captain, Steven Stamkos. There's banners and player numbers all around the rink. Because the team is called the Lightning, the slogan for the fans is, "Be the Thunder" which you can see on the wall around the 2nd floor as well.)

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 on: December 13, 2018 07:50:42 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by tapestrymlp
I recieved from Teag! She sent the coolest package so get ready for pic spam!

She made a Hedwig tree topper for my tree! Something I've been in need of for YEARS.


Plus there's a lovely hand-drawn card!


Annnnnd if you turn Hedwig around, there's a lovely painting on the back!


The best part is, because of the way she's made, Hedwig can sit in my desk during the rest of the year and go up on the tree at Christmas! I love her! THANK YOU, Teag!

Here's a shot of her on the Tree and one of my Harry Potter tree in all its crafty glory. HP crafting & decorating is my favorite part of the season!



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 on: December 13, 2018 04:09:01 PM 
Started by Inselaeffchen - Last post by Summer6061
I received a package stuffed full of good stuff from Lindy earlier this week.  Seriously, she sent a ton of fun and delicious extras!  It made me smile when I saw how many of the same types of things we sent each other.

The stocking:

The funny thing is that before I chose the design that ended up on Lindy's stocking, I too was playing around with the idea of adding snowflakes and actually created a mockup before choosing a different design  Cheesy.

Store bought goodies:

I have already opened up and enjoyed some of the chocolate and I can't wait to have a cup of minty hot chocolate!  The socks are tall and perfect for wearing with boots!  The little snowman under the Joy ornament is a pin and the snowmen at the bottom of the pic are salt and pepper shakers.  I love how little items like that can add instant festiveness!

We both made each other shirts with heat transfer vinyl Smiley.  This was the first thing I took a picture of so I could wear it right after I opened my package!


Lindy also made my son a fun coloring shirt and sent along a stocking for him to color as well! Lindy, this is such a fun activity, it's something that will appeal to kids of all ages, you should definitely make more of these!


She also sent a personalized goody bag full of fun things for him to enjoy!  It includes a paint your own tic tac toe set, a suncatcher & shrinky dinks to color, along with a tasty looking candy cane!  


Next up is some jewelry!  She sent a matching snowflake necklace and bracelet set.  I love the sparkle of the crystal part of the necklace!  Look at how cute the little tree in a jar is!  She completed it with snow in the form of iridescent glitter!


We both sent each other handmade ornaments and the funny thing is that we each sent a glitter filled ornament complete with a vinyl design  Cheesy.


We also both sent each other garland.  She sent this super cute red and white ball garland, which was ideal for my son's play house!  The house looked cute with just the lights, but the garland elevated it to a whole new level of festive cuteness!  


Lindy and I both made each other soy candles.  It turns out we're both new to candlemaking.  It made me smile that we both opted to try our hands at the same new craft to send to each other.  The dashing through the snow is the perfect size for the top of my hutch.  Lastly, is a cute embroidered cardinal hoop.  I have to admit, when I saw that Lindy and I were partners, I was hoping I'd receive one of her fabulous embroidery creations and she did not disappoint!


Thank you so much, Lindy!!  I really enjoyed being your partner and I appreciate everything you sent!

 8 
 on: December 13, 2018 03:17:27 PM 
Started by rockingbearranch - Last post by madcrafter
I received a wonderful package from Psyche.  She sent so many goodies that it was a package! 

The teapot card was really sparkling!



Very cool!  She also sent another card using a collage technique.



This card has a lot of layers and interest.  The card draws you right in.

She also sent a handmade note card which is really lovely.



The small card and the woman watering her head  is wonderful with the string art sections!

If I put pictures up of all the goodies it would engulf the gallery.  She included pages from a child's book, pages in Japanese,  paper doll page, santa cards, postcards, interesting paper pieces, cards, hockey card, and more!  Thank you for the package and cards!

Lois
Madcrafter


 9 
 on: December 13, 2018 02:08:15 PM 
Started by kittykill - Last post by kittykill
I am on an embroidered hankie binge right now. My friend loves all things Halloween and spooky. I couldn't resist stitching this up for her.

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 on: December 13, 2018 02:06:38 PM 
Started by kittykill - Last post by kittykill
I stitched this tea towel up for a friend. The pattern is from Aunt Martha.


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