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on: June 24, 2016 09:08:46 AM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom, Message by bunny1kenobi
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Ok, I had a swap package received by my Book Swap partner, so I can post a few things!  Yay!

Travel mug:

Mug rug (quote is from the book The City of Bones):

"Unfortunately, we're all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it's either tea or nothing"

Amelia Peabody (LOOOVE that series) art on a notepad:

Double sided pendant, Amelia Peabody themed (luckily my partner's name also begins with A)-- side 1:

side 2: (I did send it with a chain attached, I promise!  LOL)

City of Bones t-shirt:

(I like the shirt so much that I'm going to make one for me, too!)

And the photo dump continues with a few other projects:

Desert colored infinity scarf:

Cotton candy infinity scarf #2:

Pub sign ATC:

on: August 24, 2016 08:46:22 PM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom, Message by kbrison
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Yofi, you did a great job of rescueing that rocker! Hope it brings you decades of pleasure!

Bunny, you always do wonderful stencilled items and that shirt is no exception.

Went to a scrapbook convention this past weekend, so I thought I'd share some of the cards I made in classes. These penguin pop up cards are from a Lickety Split class. I adore penguins!

Then these were from a Stephanie Barnard class. She designs for Sizzix (stamps, pop up dies, flip it dies, stand up dies) plus she has her own company, Stamps for Life. She's a great teacher, so take one of her classes if the opportunity ever arises. You won't regret it because you'll learn a lot of tips and techniques for using the interactive dies.

Another class I took was from ClearScraps, a company that features acrylic cards, tags, and decor items. Learning what adhesives and paints to use on acrylic cardstock and how to correct mistakes will keep you from wasting time and materials, plus everything looks so professional when you've finished.

I also took a Heartfelt Creations class but I still have to add the glitter to those cards so I'll post them another time.
on: August 28, 2016 05:11:54 PM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom, Message by sheepBlue
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Brace yourself for an epic craft dump - I met up with sloth003 today and we exchanged swap packages  Grin It was way too fun crafting for that lady.

First a great hoopla that expresses a sentiment that we can both get behind.

Whimsy art....I guess I had a lot of fun with sweary words in this swap package haha

I printed up a ton of fabrics for her since she is one of the queen of quilts around these parts...this also includes 2 yards of personalized logo fabric for her to cut up into labels for her finished projects. Should be good for....oh over 140 quilts or so.

And when she runs out of those, she can stamp some more with this personalized stamp I made her.

There was also some stumpwork...this is special though, because this is the finished flower that I brought as an example to the Canada craftster meet up back in June.

Also there was crochet (why I got the urge in the middle of summer, I don't know, but a good time was had)..

And beer mitts!

That's all for now. Whew! It's nice to be able to share this finally  Smiley
on: September 09, 2016 04:00:21 PM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom, Message by sheepBlue
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Another swap package received so I can share here  Cheesy

These all went to audio, so you may see a theme...

This sequined skull shirt, by far, took the most time. But it was worth it   Grin

Audio got the top and bottom bowties, and the middle ended up in my STS shop.

Not the greatest picture, but it's an infinity scarf with the broomstick lace stitch. Love how it looks.

In not-swapping crafting, I recently made this little mobile for a friend's housewarming.

And a shirt for another friend's upcoming birthday. She has a black cat that she says eats souls so I thought this was appropriate haha.

on: October 19, 2016 09:59:03 AM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom, Message by yofi
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Wow!  Such awesome stuff!
I'm amazed by the stumpwork beetle, but I really love the flower hoopla!

The food all looks fantastic, too!  Makes me hungry....

I've got a few things to add....

31. Hearts in HandPies

Looking around for something special to make to take to the shop one morning; all I had on hand was enough flour to make a double pie crust, and a jar of slightly runny jam. Voila!  Hearts in Hand Pies!

32. Back-to-school dress

My young friend Isabella was gobsmacked to see Shopkins fabric at JoAnns a few weeks ago.  She luuuuuvs Shopkins.  So obviously, I had to sneak back and buy some.  And make her a little end-of-summer dress.  She insisted on wearing it to the first day of school!

33. Bake Sale for Survivors
Every year a wonderful woman in town holds a massive bake sale to benefit a survivor of breast cancer, to help with some of the bills shes still battling.  Its a real honor to contribute.  This year, I brought 6 dozen amaretti cookies.

And a dozen mini pineapple upside down cakes

packaged as six pairs of pineapple ta-tas!

I need to work a little on the packaging, but they seemed to be popular, and they sold fast!

34. Knubbelchen

Because you can never have enough little knitted nisse, can you? These are such great gifts for little people, I try to have some on hand for impromptu presents.  One of these is already gone!

35. Mittens

The temps are still in the 70s here, but winter is on the way, and by some accounts, its gonna be a cold one.  Started my Christmas knitting!  These will have matching hats, for a pair of twins I know.

36. Rust dyed cloth

Ive been having a lot of fun experimenting with rust-dying cloth.  Lots of unexpected results, the trick is learning how to predict what results Ill get!

on: November 14, 2016 08:49:09 AM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom, Message by bunny1kenobi
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Project dump!  Grin

I made these for the cards and tags swap, and now that they have been received, I can post!

I made 2 sets of these cards:

And a close up so you can better see the metallic shimmer on the paper:

I made one set of these cards:

And I made these tags:

In a different swap (also now received), I made this hoopla, based on a peacock from the Book ofKells:

The colors are metallic, and I was really pleased with how this turned out. 

I also sent along these cards:

And I made this over the weekend for my DIL for Christmas:

Whew! I think that's it for now!  Roll Eyes
on: December 15, 2016 09:59:17 PM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom, Message by audio
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I't been forever since I posted any projects here! I'm positive i've hit the 50 mark but i lost track in the middle somewhere!

Lindy what a beautiful craft! I can't believe you made that 16 years ago, it looks so new and modern!

Here are a few things I've made recently

on: December 31, 2015 06:52:48 AM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom, Message by Taramor
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I would like to join - I kind of fall of the wagon this year, but hope to do better in 2016. But I wont set a fixed goal - just se how much I will be able to do.

1. DNA scarf for my daughter (knitted)

. 17.1.16 38 cm, 5 rapports.  

Finished the 6th of March. 165 cm, 22 rapports.

2. A pair of socks,  for my daugther, too.

3. A curtain for my niece for her konfirmation. 95x65 cm. DMC Blanc 40' nede 1,5.

4. A book for my Best frikendes 60th birthday. I am sure she has allways wanted to be a character in one of the trashy western novels, we Reading, when we were yong.

on: January 21, 2016 11:51:42 AM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom, Message by that1girl
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3.fingerless gloves


5.fingerless gloves

the dolls head is way to big, i sewed the dress also. my niece gave me the yarn as a gift so i made her something for her out of it. a coworker asked for the fingerless gloves 
on: January 24, 2016 11:28:25 AM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom, Message by bethntim
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Project # 2 in the books!
Here are some of my video game inspired hats, I wanted to make a total of 20-25 different styles and I've knocked 3 of them out.  I made a Kirby hat but haven't made the face for it yet so I didn't include it here
Prepare for photo dump:

Angry pig:

And my fave.... Looks like a regular green and white hat, right??

hidden gem:

It's Link from The Legend of Zelda!
on: January 24, 2016 05:47:13 PM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom, Message by alwaysinmyroom
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The drop stitch pattern is one of my favorites!  It looks so good in multi-colored yarn (like Noro!)...beautiful job!

bethntim--what a challenge to make that many game related hats!  I love the angry pig!

carolmb--I have that skull pattern in my to do list...yours turned out very crisp and nice!  What yarn did you do?  I think the last time I tried it, my yarn was too soft and did not hold the shape properly!

Love your purse...the color combos are lovely (I can tell you are a quilter! Grin)...

I can finally post two sets of the quilt blocks I made for a swap...these will make for a nice scrappy quilt.

for kbrison:

for quaggy:

I also made a dotee for the Dec2015 monthly dotee swap.

Haven't had a lot of time to craft this weekend...because, SNOW!!!  Lots of shoveling! Grin

on: January 24, 2016 08:41:20 PM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom, Message by calluna
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Here is some of what I've been doing this month:

I ended up with a 5-lb bag of sawdust, so I used some of that with old candle wax, dryer lint, empty toilet paper rolls, and egg cartons to made a variety of firestarters for some friends who have a mountain cabin.

Initially I was heating the candle wax in a glass jar in the oven, which was tedious and messy. Then the crock pot became unusable for food due to cracks, so I tossed a bunch of sawdust in with three candles and melted everything together nicely. I used molds for most of the firestarters, but in the end I was just treating it like cookie dough, rolling it into balls and letting it harden. Wear some kind of gloves if you work with lots of sawdust; doing so got me through this project without a single splinter!  Smiley

On more of the design/tech-y side, a colleague and I presented a poster at a conference this past week, designing the poster (and some infographics that didn't make it into the final poster) on Canva.com.

Here are some completed ATCs, using old scrap photos as starting points. I have a half dozen massive scrapbooks that take up a lot of space and are full of a lot of things I simply don't care about anymore. From these I yanked a large amount of photos, patterned paper, and cardstock, and am on a mission to repurpose as much of it as I can.

One watercolor:

And I respun a bulky yarn I'd first spun last year, to thin it out and get more yardage out of it. No photo of that; I'll post one when I finish spinning all the roving I have left over.
on: January 27, 2016 02:00:28 PM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom, Message by LadybugsAndBumblebees
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Someone poked me and pointed out that I was not posting my completed projects in the discussion thread, so no one was seeing them!  ( :'(I thought I was just being ignored!)

So here they are:

on: January 31, 2016 05:51:21 PM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom, Message by plaidpineapple
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Those hats are so cute!

I completed a few projects this month.
First up, a Christmas quilt. My daughter and I made it together.  We did not get it done in time for 2015 but it's ready for Christmas 2016!

Next up a couple of Harry Potter items for a friend.   Bookmark and sweatpants-

I recovered a flip chair, made some hanging towels and made some totes and a purse

on: February 10, 2016 05:18:17 AM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom, Message by LadybugsAndBumblebees
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I have one thing to post that is not a hat or a blanket.  Roll Eyes Cheesy  Here goes:

Sides of the box:

Inside of box...it's painted a deep turquoise, but the photo washed it out:

The 3-D items on the box were made using Modge-Podge melts and a silicone mould, then painting them and E-6000ing them to the box.

I also made a blanket for a nursing/Veteran's home:

The pattern was satisfying to make b/c there were many different types of stitches used, and it really came out pretty, I think:

I used Lion Brand yarn, in the pound size to make this blanket.  It is softer than any of the other pound yarns, I think, maybe even more so than the baby yarns.

I'll be starting today on a new blanket!  Wink
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