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 on: May 22, 2017 07:48:00 AM 
Started by gerbilgal - Last post by Annchen
I had a nice surprise waiting for me when I came home from the dentist today.

Such a clever way to pack it up! We swapped a few local goddies. The advantage of international swapping Wink

After some fluffing: Catthulu!

I love the tiny wings! Yes, there's glitter Smiley

Thank you veghorsegirl!

 on: May 22, 2017 07:47:36 AM 
Started by Patraw - Last post by Patraw
Since I finished on time, Mistress Dash said I could include some monstrous extras that I picked up over the last week or two (I'm a miser, so, my swap partner is only getting secondhand thrift store junk, which is all he deserves anyway!)

First, is the previously mentioned 2008 Eidos Monster Lab Nintendo DS video game.  In this title, you're an aspiring mad scientist that collects raw materials, fabricate body parts out of them (via touch screen mini games), and then assembles those components into structurally questionable abominations that you then use to beat the snot out of other monsters with in RPG style battles.  Sounds like a promising career choice to me, where do I sign?

Second, a beat-up copy of the February 1974 issue of DC's Swamp Thing (this thing is older than me; it's allowed to have a few bends!)  I much prefer Alan Moore's run with the character, but Len Wein's stories aren't bad either.  In this particular issue, a freezing Swamp Thing finds comfort in a remote town that just happens to have a celestial demon thing living in the depths of its abandoned mine that wants to devour and absorb the man-plant, but Swampy defeats it (or so he thinks).  Just think, a 12-issue subscription to this comic only cost $3 in 1974; and that's about what a single comic book retails for these days.  Inflation is scarier than any monster!

Third, I don't know the date/manufacturer of this, but it's one of those giant pipe cleaner modeling kits with a bunch of parts including monstrous ones.  It's similar to a Mr/Mrs Potato Head except that you bend yourself a body out of the pipe cleaners and then pop the feet, arms/hands, and facial features onto those via hooks.

And, finally, my week never feels complete unless I buy a random bag of  little girls' toys.  I totally NEED more Barbie make-up compacts and handbags.

Now, this swap being monster-themed and all, I'll only focus on the monstrous items.  First is a 2008 Burger King Pokemon (remember: Pokemon is a truncation of Pocket + Monsters) Collectible Card Game figurine of Happiny:

Next, a 2014 McDonald's My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Lily Blossom.  I already have this toy, but this sample is complete and includes the clip-on circular comb (with her floral cutie mark sculpted on it in raised relief) that my other one lacks.

Now, some of you may be thinking, "Pegasi aren't monsters!"  They are so!  In Greek mythology, Pegasus was born from Medusa's neck after Perseus decapitated her.  If you came out of a Gorgon, you're a monster too!  Plus every edition of Dungeons & Dragons' Monster Manual I've ever read had Pegasi entries in them, so there.  Just don't tell Rainbow Dash that I think she's a monster or she'll demonstrate to me exactly how monstrous she can be . . .

Speaking of which, lastly, this is a 2014 Hasbro My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Rainbow Dash "dog tag" necklace (the two halves come apart so that you can mix-and-match them with other MLP necklace halves, but I don't know why anyone would ever want to wear anypony other than Rainbow Dash around their neck.)  I don't wear jewelry, but this has Rainbow Dash on it, so it's obviously priceless and can never be parted with upon pain of death.  That toy grab bag just happened to have items depicting both of my favorite MLP pegasi, what are the odds of that? 

Believe-it-or-not, while I never intentionally purchased a single piece of it, I probably own more jewelry than many women do--granted, it's almost all cheap plastic kiddy stuff that would only appeal to children, but, thanks to buying dozens of these "blind" bags of girls toys over the years, I have accumulated a small mountain of necklaces, rings, bracelets, headbands, barrettes, clip-on earrings, etc.  I have a Rainbow Dash ring too. Cheesy

 on: May 21, 2017 07:43:26 PM 
Started by rockingbearranch - Last post by mandykaye
I received two amazing cards from bunny1kenobi yesterday! One is for artist's choice and the other is Pinterest based but they are interchangeable lol!

First up are these fabulous mermaids titled "Girl's Night Out"!

The mermaids and seaweed in front are cut out and pasted! You must have a super steady hand to cut those little bits out bunny! Love how glamorous they look! I love this scene!

And for the second one, a cute little camper titled "Blessed Are The Curious"!

Again, more intricate cutting! Love this one too!! It doesn't show in the pic, but the little bunting is a bit sparkly.

These two ATCs are wonderful bunny1kenobi! Thanks so much!!

 on: May 21, 2017 06:06:18 PM 
Started by rscowtown - Last post by snowyangel
Yaaa got myself another supply claim in, woot woot! You gals are  great at helping me destash.

On a completely different note, we had a feral mom cat drop some kittens off on our porch today. So in the midst of trying to move and pack we have 3 five week old kittens kept in our bathroom(I could've leave them outside knowing the dangers and not wanting to add to the cat population) . Looked em over, pulled one tick off, they're eating wet and dry food and using a litterbox too, woot woot. Gonna get them dewormed & booster shots, let them get bigger and then see if close friends want one otherwise they'll go for adoption at our local shelter. Prepare for cuteness factor...

 on: May 21, 2017 05:27:27 PM 
Started by pottermouth - Last post by pottermouth
Chaircat Mao refused to wear the Mom jeans I made her for May's holiday hat, so she got a Viking helmet instead. Jeans aren't exactly hats, so I see her argument.

"Odin owns you all!"

I'm nearly afraid to go to sleep tonight.

She needs a beard.

 on: May 21, 2017 02:58:10 PM 
Started by audio - Last post by Smmarrt
A gelli-printing Sunday. I went to the teacher/artist reuse center last week to get paper for the preschool and I grabbed a few plastic report covers - which I cut into shapes.

I just got the slot punch but the slots are horizontal, not vertical - I wish they were the other direction. Hello Amazon?

Here are three prints to show the generations:

First print - I tried using a cotton swap to clean out the holes before printing. It's no biggie either way - I will use a larger punch for the next batch.

Second print - usually my favorite.

Third print - love the grunginess of these prints.

And a few more - just playing. I know they need more layers.

And a string print - this never gets old.

I will keep printing! There is a road race that goes right past my front door so I'm stuck inside for a few hours.
And laundry can wait, right?

Thanks for looking.

 on: May 21, 2017 12:11:46 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by Audania1
and now a few more... lol

May Headmistress Challenge: May
Hufflepuff challenge!
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Totoro wrap
link: (for totoro cross stitch only) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451768.0
I created this wrap out of my head using the afgahn stitch for the base and single and double crochet for the borders. I cross stitched a totoro on it. This took DAYS!!!!!
create something 3 hours or more!  I made a wrap with cross stitched Totoro on it!

Challenge: A Pinch of Floo Powder: Volcano
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Gnome wreath
This project became a little unpredictable when I accidentally fried the polymer clay mushrooms. I wanted to make some cute funky mushrooms to go along with the purchased bits I was putting together. Instead of repainting the whole thing, I decided to gloss it with glow in the dark paint. So, it turned out!!

Class/Challenge/House Pride: House Unity
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Strands of four
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I created this glass bead light catcher for a swap partner. Four strands were used in honor of the four houses of Hogwarts. They each rest peacefully, separate from each other, but one piece in unity.

 on: May 21, 2017 12:05:02 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by Audania1
I have a HUGE amount of homework to turn in! I can't believe it's been so long....  Undecided

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: leaf shawl pin

Brief Description: After my fiasco with overcooking my polymer clay mushrooms for the gnome wreath I was worried about making things again. Still, I persisted, and created this shawl pin for my swap partner.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Apparition
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Tiny wire doll for a geocache

Brief Description: This little cutie was created using wire, embroidery floss, and a heaping ton of hot glue. She reminds me of a more humanoid mandrake. She was quite useful when we drove out to our hike and she became a geocaching treasure for somebody to find!
Project Picture:

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Monochrome orange
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I was in a TM swap where my partner wanted patches in monochromatic colors and very specifically said she wanted orange. I totally obliged and created her this lovely little orange Teesha Moore patch.
Project Picture:  Please use only the orange patch! The other is for another prompt Wink

Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Thistle patch
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: Ive chosen this to focus on my personal history. My best friend got me interested in flowers and plants when we were in junior high school. Originally, I liked them for purely aesthetical reasons but then I began to study and learn botanical and historical bits of plants. In studying not just the medicinal parts of the thistle, I also learned that it was the flower of scotland. Id read that it became that because it saved the Scotts from an ambush by invaders because it made some cry out in pain while they were trying to sneak attack, giving away their position. Im not sure how true that story is but I enjoyed it and created this thistle tm patch.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle Studies
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: wishing well pin cushion
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I believe that wishing wells help ease the mind. While the wishes may not actually come true, it is still nice to have that feeling of hope that goes with each penny. Ive taken this well and embellished it with hand made mushroom turner, pincushion, and sweet woodland flowers.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Brain food
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I created this patch for a lovely partner who loves zombies!! I decided to use a spin on words of what zombies eat to also evoke the other type of brain food.
Project Picture:

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Study of Ancient Runes
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: crochet totoro beanie
Project Page Link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/totoro-beanie-2
Brief Description:
I definitely feel like I was born to crochet!! I made this super cute totoro beanie.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfiguration
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Blue spring
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: This TM patch evokes spring with these lovely blue flowers that I embellished with thread and beads. Its peaceful and a lovely reminder of spring.

 on: May 21, 2017 07:32:59 AM 
Started by roler - Last post by Thimbles71
I received the most fantastic package from CraftyLittleMonkey.  She was so very kind to angel for me.  And look at how lucky I am.  These beauties are all mine!  And they make me ridiculously happy!

So perfect wee little kawaii breakfast felt twinchies.

 on: May 21, 2017 05:09:56 AM 
Started by geekgirl1000100 - Last post by quaggy
My pocket letter from seeuudee arrived yesterday!  She went with black and white and i love it!  Just look at all the aspects she used to make this pop.   The one card shows the dimension and then the gloss and matte surfaces.

First up is how it arrived!


and of course all the goodies!

Thank you so much seeuudee for such a wonderul well made pocket letter and I love the pop of red!  Perfect!

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