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 on: September 21, 2017 06:56:28 AM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by Ant Bee
Noodle Florence is so cool! You're doing amazing work on her!

I have been quiet this term, pulled in too many directions where I want to holler "Not my circus! Not my monkeys!" but the monkeys need help, i am related and I used to be a stage manager and event planner so people turn to me to "stage manage my life!" from time to time. So, please accept my apologies for not commenting on all your fabulous projects this term. I promise I am looking at them all and sending you all happy, creative vibes and  kudos. Smiley

I have been able to do some sanity savers crafts so here are a couple of homework bits from me:

Class/Challenge/House Pride:Apparition
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Love Pillow
Brief Description: After finishing the Love Blanket I had some yarn left (Which makes no sense, I must have geminio'd it without knowing.) so I worked up this little 12 x 12 (inch) pillow to coordinate with LB to give them together as a gift for my cousin. The pattern seemed simple enough, although it was a chart and sometimes charts and I have to squabble for a while before we reach an understanding. This took several heart breaking entire frogs before success came to us on tuesday. We're friends now. (But I can't wait to pack it off to Cousin's house and be rid of it.)  I knitted it in the local Library, at a family cottage on the lake in NH, and in a panera.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/watercolor-heart-pillow <-- pattern link

Class/Challenge/House Pride: CoMC
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Wool Dryer balls
Brief Description: Also for my cousin, this time for a Christmas gift, these dryer balls are made to protect laundry- clothes and the machine. Not to mention her budget! Allegedly these little buddies will cut drying time which means clothes spend less time being tumbled (getting worn out), energies costs can be lowered and she doesn't have to spend money on dryer sheets. They don't claim to help against static cling, however a tinfoil ball is allegedly good for that. This was another "supposed to be quick and easy, wait, what? what the heck..." (I don't know what is going on with me and my crafts this term!) but the first run through the washer resulted in a hot mess with a yarn explosion and underwear hostage negotiations. But, I was determined. This yarn was procured at Plymouth Plantation (https://www.plimoth.org/ and is made exclusively for them using period colors (but modern dyes.) For this project I went with a pale yellow and a "Sheep color" just in case the colors bled. And I'm glad I did bc as I boiled them the yellow did release color. Good thing it wasn't red!  


(Pics: Strarting out, high hopes. A hot Mess, Hostage negotiations. Worst Soup Ever, second attempt, stove top this time. Final Outcome.)

I have 2 more balls of yarn (This time Patons Roving) to do because everything I read indicated that a person would want 4-6 balls per laundry load. But these ones are done! (ish, I will run them through the dryer a few more times to really felt them down.) I will give her some essential oils to go with them for her to scent them as she uses them. One Christmas gift (sort of ) done! (Well, half started at least.)

Class/Challenge/House Pride:DADA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: No yeast, no knead (no stress) bread
Brief Description: I made a beef stew last week and we have no bread, because I stopped buying it when we realized we were carb junkies who can't be trusted not to eat every crumb in one night. (Toast! How we love thee let me count the ways...) But Stew without bread just seemed wrong. I had no yeast in the house (Rally cry: To pinterest!) and no regular sugar (Who is responsible for groceries around here? Geez! Wait, what? oh.) And as you know, Gamps Law and all, so I had to make due with what I had around. I used a recipe I found on-line and subbed out the white sugar for brown and didn't have enough regular flour so I threw some coconut flour in there and it actually came out decent and not at all poisonous.

Project Picture:

http://hellobaxter.com/back-to-basics-simple-no-yeast-no-knead-bread/ <--recipe link

The smell of good food cooking is something both my husband and I find quite calming (Him especially as his big task is simply to eat it!) And there's nothing like fresh bread hot from the oven and all buttered up after making yourself swear it off for a stretch!

 on: September 21, 2017 06:27:29 AM 
Started by MissingWillow - Last post by MissingWillow
Cackle gave me a French Millinery Cabinet kit for my birthday this year.  I wasted no time assembling and painting it.  When considering what I wanted to display inside I realized I've been collecting things for this my entire life.

I got the little porcelain beaver when I was a teenager.  The crystal skull was purchased on our 25th anniversary trip to Asheville.  I made the zombie display from an HO scale train figure. The green stone glows in the dark (because everything's better when it glows in the dark!)  The shelf below has a glass rubber duck, a copy of the first Harry Potter book and a model of the Enterprise.

The sharks tooth display on the wall was made from treasures I picked up on Daytona Beach when I was a kid. Below that is a metal pin from my first Prince concert during his Purple Rain tour. The jar on the left contains animal teeth, the one in the center is a realistic doll eye I got from Ludi a few years ago. I got the porcelain toad at Disney World the year it opened.

I love the metal box with a vintage sideshow poster. The fighter figurine is one I used often when playing D&D. The metal chocolate kiss was purchased during a visit to Hershey, PA when I was 18.

The shelf on the right has a ouija board and a blue glass amulet I got in Greece.

The little box has black pyramid salt, a jar of preserved ladybugs, a Herkimer diamond crystal and a tiny sheep.  The gravestone is available right now at Michaels.  So is the Tim Holtz resin skull.

The feathers in this section include one from my favorite chicken Nugget and a hummingbird we found in our greenhouse.

I've had this brass diver's helmet forever. The crystal ball is a marble set onto a silver bead.

Towards the back is a polished rock I set for my microscopy class at Georgia Tech, an animal jawbone (thanks again, Ludi!) and a scarab I picked up in Cairo.

And, of course, something to represent Halloween!

 on: September 21, 2017 06:12:21 AM 
Started by sarahknot - Last post by sarahknot
This cute and cool earring is made by Chinese Button Knot. Chinese Button Knot is one of the common and traditional knot. Its shape is a cute small ball. Although it is very traditional, when it arrange in the modern way like this. It looks cute and young.

I am very happy to find a nice model Grin Grin

Each earring is 5.5 cm (2.17 inches) long;
Total weight of one pair is 6 g Very light to wear.

 on: September 21, 2017 05:35:16 AM 
Started by classy broad - Last post by classy broad
(Hope this is the right category for this.)
I am totally into pom-poms lately!  Cheesy
This is my latest pom-tastic project.

 on: September 21, 2017 05:05:19 AM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by alwaysinmyroom
I am using Crazy Zauberball yarn, which is normally a sock yarn, to make this scarf for a friend of mine who loves fall colors...I am using size F.

 on: September 20, 2017 07:27:05 PM 
Started by pottermouth - Last post by pottermouth
Here is the Bin of Doomed Things with all six noggins:

Beginnings of a misshapen niffler, felt pumpkin, Waldorf wizard hand puppet, the unfinished head of another Waldorf doll (supposed to be one of those dolls on a stick that pop out of a cone...poor thing), looming incomplete embroidery, three creepy heads left over from a fairy doll, pom pom bunny head, paperclay pumpkin head, paperclay bunny girl, and two headless plus one complete spun cotton doll ornaments. And Princess Leia. How did she get in there??

All of these are truly Doomed. I have salvaged the best of the bunch, minus Leia of course, and will stuff the rest back in the closet. Except the small paperclay pumpkin head. He has a cute smile.  Cheesy

 on: September 20, 2017 06:46:34 PM 
Started by Acadian Driftwood - Last post by Acadian Driftwood

Mug rug by SusansPassion

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 on: September 20, 2017 04:16:37 PM 
Started by Nodsu - Last post by Nodsu
This. is amazing. Please, more of this  Cheesy

Here's one more-

She really doesn't mind them or me putting them on... she is the world's mellowest kitty for sure. What a sweetheart <3

The first picture she looks like a beauty queen that is posing for her publicity picture. I LOVE it! Slightly annoyed but knowing that she is beautiful.

The pumpkin is so great!

Haha - right? Like a high fashion model wearing a garbage bag dress ...  knowing that everyone is there to admire them, who cares what they're wearing Cheesy

 on: September 20, 2017 03:29:33 PM 
Started by alteredmommy - Last post by sheepBlue
Feel better kwality!

I just added two pairs of earrings I bought from etsy but didn't work out as I had hoped (lesson learned: don't buy earrings that blend with your hair). My loss is your gain.

Everyone's shops look great! I'll probably have a few more things to add when I have time to rummage through my craft room.

 on: September 20, 2017 01:43:53 PM 
Started by BenaeQuee - Last post by BenaeQuee
I needed an escape from reality and to try and get back into my sewing grove, so I made myself a fun jacket. Now that the weather will be getting cooler, I'll be able to wear this jacket soon. I used fabrics from my stash which include Knitorious Fabrics "Vivid Floral Wars" with the character heads, and the coordinating lightsabers print, black rib knit, black casa crepe back satin, purple cotton sateen, and a wide satin zipper. I have no clue where the purple sateen and the zipper came from, I've had them in my stash forever. I love that the pattern has an included lining as well as pockets. Too many times I've had to draft a lining for jackets because the pattern didn't call for one.

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