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Topic: CLOSED:Fall Nerd Battles --Sept. 3, 2013 thru November 30, 2013--  (Read 66708 times)
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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2013 11:13:20 AM »

Research Project Name: Rainbow Brite and Twink Costumes
Team: Team Multimedia
Brief Description: I am going to create Rainbow Brite and Twink costumes for my daughter and I for Halloween. I will be using two actual patterns and modifying them. I will be using mainly cottons and this fluff material for the costumes. I am going to start with gathering my supplies, then I will lay out the patterns and start to figure out the modifications needed. I will be doing the Twink costume first because I have a better pattern and idea on how to do that one. I expect these to take at least 3 weeks maybe longer. They have to be finished by Halloween! If I can talk my husband into it I might be making him a costume as well.

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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2013 01:40:51 PM »

Research Project Name:Superhero Quillow (x2)
Brief Description:
My hubby and I asked my inlaws to buy some Superhero fabric at Joann's while at holiday in Florida, so I could make 2 quilts for our then newborn twin daughters (*cough*they've turned 2 end of July *cough*). So I propose to make 2 Superhero quillows for them as my first ever Research Project. I hope to have this done about middle of October (due to a week away next week and while looking after 2 highly excitable toddlers 24/7 Wink ).

Week 1: Collect all items for a quilt
Week 2: Select a pattern for the quilt top
Week 3: Cut/Sew the quilts
Week 4: Finish quilt and turn into Quillow

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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2013 07:17:24 PM »

Research Project Name: "I Love Lucy" Teesha Moore wall hanging
Team: Multimedia
Brief Description: I have been eyeing the amazing Teesha Moore patch bags, etc. posted on here.  However, being a member of the less-fair sex, I think I would get more satisfaction out of a wall hanging than a bag.  I have already purchased 18 fat quarters, in a variety of contrasting colors and "retro" patterns that (kinda sorta) said "50's" to me.  For now, I am planning on a 3 x 3 grid of patches, but may add more if things go really well. 

My timeline is as follows:

Week 1: Machine sew fabric from pairs of fat quarters together to make 9 patches, then stuff with polyfill and "roll up" the edges.  (I don't really know what the technical terms for any of this would be, but I am watching Teesha Moore's official videos on Youtube to get an idea of how to do this.)  I will need to enlist the aid of a friend with a sewing machine for this part.
Week 2: Embroider and embellish 5 patches.  I have never done any kind of embroidery (other than cross stitch) before, so this is going to be the really challenging part.  But I am looking forward to learning about all the different stitching techniques!  I am thinking that 5 patches in a week is a VERY "optimistic" goal (especially since I think I will only have time to work on these on the weekends for now), but we will see how it goes.
Week 3 (and maybe 4 and 5...  Wink ) Embroider and embellish remaining patches (at least 4), and join patches together.
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    « Reply #13 on: September 03, 2013 07:22:58 PM »

    Just gotta tell you vincentvanbuck that you don't really need a sewing machine. It does make it quicker but you could easily get away with hand stitching the basic squares since you roll them up and sew with the embroidery thread after their stuffed anyways.
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    « Reply #14 on: September 04, 2013 04:45:52 AM »

    Battle/Challenge: September Starfleet Uniforms
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    Project Name: Skeletal earrings
    Project Page Link (if available):  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=427187.0#axzz2dvI0hCQ4
    Brief Description: I crafted a pair of skeletal cameo earrings using black polymer clay.  I painted the skeleton ladies using my trusty citadel paints: Scab red underneath and blood red for a bit of highlighting Smiley  It fulfills the prompt because of the red painting.  I like this look and plan to make some as gifts.
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    « Reply #15 on: September 04, 2013 06:24:10 AM »

    Those are wonderful!

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    « Reply #16 on: September 04, 2013 06:51:09 AM »

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    « Reply #17 on: September 04, 2013 04:18:26 PM »

    Wow, docnessie, those are great! I love anything skeletal and unique.
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    « Reply #18 on: September 04, 2013 05:57:49 PM »

    Wow! Very nice earrings!
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    « Reply #19 on: September 04, 2013 11:52:17 PM »

    Love the earrings, docnessie. They really get me in the mood for autumn!

    Research Project Name: (September Monster Madness) Cthulhu Felted Pillow
    Team: Wordy
    Brief Description: In preparation for a much larger project, I am using this mini-project to learn and practice felting and embroidery. This involves drafting the design, ordering supplies, reading lots of tutorials, actual felting/embroidery, and finally piecing together a throw pillow. I'd like to be done by Halloween, fingers crossed.
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