Class or Challenge Title: Iron Chef - Main Course!
Project Name & Page Link: Tofu Moroccan Stew
Brief Description: The lovely Abbeeroad has inspired me to try more vegetarian recipes. This was one of those things where I was trying to figure out how to use the Moroccan spiced tofu I had from Imperfect Foods (it’s also carried in store at Target!!!), and when I did some looking online, I had everything else the recipe called for. I have made many Moroccan stew with chicken in the past, but this was the first vegan one, and it was lovely. Easily fed my husband & I dinner for 2 nights.
Class or Challenge Title: Iron Chef - Main Course!
Class/Challenge: Quidditch - Gryffindor
Project Name: Beaded Bracelet & Suncatcher
Brief Description: I tried something new & made these during the first LC class! I need more practice using crimp beads & covers, but they turned out ok!
Class/Challenge: Quidditch - Snitch
SPEW: CC Animal Shelter
Project Name: Snuggle Sacks
Brief Description: I made these snuggle sacks (tutorial pdf found on this site) to donate to my local animal shelter.
Project Name: Pamela bear
Brief Description: Made a bear and named her Pamela after my mentor quit her job. She was touched when I told her. And it makes me happy, remembering how good she was at her job.
Project Name: Ziva zebra
Brief Description: I choose to work in a medium that Im comfortable with; crochet. This zebra was part of an ami-along, and Im so happy with her long legs!
Class/Challenge: Reparo challenge
Project Name: New zipper
Brief Description: My friend had a handbag she didnt use since the zipper was broken. So she asked if I could help her change it, and I said yes. My first ever zipper-change! And it went better than I thought it would!
Class/Challenge: Summer quidditch - seeker
Project Name: The perfect bread?
Brief Description: Well, Im looking for a good bread that is yummy even if its not fresh from the oven. This was pretty good, but the search will continue.
Class/Challenge: Summer quidditch - Snitch
Project Name: Flamingo hoopla
Brief Description: I participated in the hoopla-swap here in LC, and made an embroideried hoopla for my partner. I had so much fun with this, and think I need to make some hoops for myself!
@jellybean you’re beaded bits came out beautifully!
@skrutt I don’t think I’ve seen chain stitch used as a fill before, it looks great
A couple of bits from me;
Challenge: Detention - advanced studies
Project: collar ribbing
I hate doing ribbing. Ugh. I really should learn to throw (I pick)* to make it less tedious, but in the mean time, I forced myself to do the collar ribbing on my cardi by not taking any thing else to do on a long train journey recently
Greyscaled so I can do a big reveal once done - only the button bands (more rib ) to go
*the political history of why brits mostly pick does make me laugh tho - basically it boils down to, we learn to knit from our grannies, and they pick because the Germans throw! Classic English nationalistic bullsnottery
Project: mug rug
Made for my first swap here on Lettuce Craft!
I have seen it on instagram, a Swedish woman have done it with cactuses, and it looks just amazing! So I had to try. And I like it (just need to practice my chain-stitch a little). And the feel! I can sit and just touch it, and it is really nice too.
Looking forward to see your project in color.
And a great mug rug!
~ ADVANCED STUDIES PROPOSAL ~
Project Name: Project of Doom Quilt sections
Brief Description: I’ve decided to do the project of doom Harry Potter book case quilt, many have said it can take a year or longer to complete so I am going to make different stages be my advanced studies.
#1 - print all patterns, trace patterns onto special paper, package each block into ziploc bags so I can grab and go when I have time to work on it.
Your AS Proposal has been added to the project log! Good luck!
Wow, this summer ended up pretty busy and I ended up not going online much. However, I have been busy crafting.
Project Name: Needlebook
Brief Description: I created this needlebook for a swap, to hold small pieces of metal-needles. Needles can also be used in the creation of items for commerce, which would be approved by Mercury, the god of commerce.
Project Name: Motivation Bulletin Board
Brief Description: I am a school teacher and the last year and a half has been rough. This year I am really focussing on creating a positive “can do it” environment to throw off the gloom of everyone falling behind because of the pandemic. I don’t usually place classroom items on my crafting lists but this board ended up taking a lot of planning and craft cutting to pull together.
Class/Challenge: History of Magic
Project Name: Swap Mid-Century Modern Bag
Brief Description: In homage to Lettucecraft I had fun being a swap angel for the “Craft my Collectible” swap. I had a lot of fun making this mid-century modern inspired purse.
Project Name: Mid-century modern jar
Brief Description: To create this pottery jar the clay had to be fired twice in a kiln which gets to be more than 1800 degrees. This heat transforms the soft clay into something more like rock. It was made for the same swap as the bag.
Project Picture: Pictured with the bag in the previous picture.
Class/Challenge: Book Club Ch 5
Project Name: Doll dress Just 4 Us Dolls I Luv Summer Dress Doll Clothes Pattern 18 inch American Girl Dolls | Pixie Faire
Brief Description: I have a huge amount of 18” doll dress patterns that I have not sewn yet. They have been taunting me with the large “to sew” list. I decided to tackle one. I even stepped up my game and wrote a review on the store’s site for it.
I love your makes as a swap angel, they look so well done
I totally assumed you found that awesome pottery in a thrift store. Wow! Amazing craftsmanship.
Class/Challenge: Hermionies book club chapter
Project Name: Double chocolate chip cookies
Brief Description: I did some double choc chip cookies, as it was ages since I last baked some cookies. As Im a sweet tooth, I try to bake bread instead of sweet stuff. But sometimes you get to bake the sweet stuff too! So I used white chocolate and milk chocolate in the cookies. I had dark chocolate and that rose chocolate too chose from in the store, but lets take that next time.
A new Hermione’s Book Club prompt has been posted!
Class/Challenge: Iron Chef Midsummer Entree
Project Name: Sausage and mash in the oven
Brief Description: Here in Sweden we have this big sausage that we eat to lots of thing, macaronis; potatoes; rice. You can boil it or fry it, or eat it cold (since its pre-cooked). Very basic thing that is in lots of peoples home. And I found this recipe where you make it in the oven with mashed potato. Yeyy, new dish to try! So I made this dish and invinted my best friend over to try. And it got good! Now I did alot, so I have left overs for a couple of days. In the pic there is the sausage with mash in the middle and around. I have sliced the sausage not all the way through, and put ketchup and cheese in the slits. If you want you can put some mustard there too, but I had none. And on the mash in the middle I put some cheese too.
Project Name: 70’s inspired top
Brief Description: When my grandmother passed away numerous years ago, I received many of her patterns. I was looking for a particular pattern style to sew a linen shirt. I had no luck finding one locally. I pulled out g.mas dress patterns and was able to use an old 70’s dress pattern to alter into this blouse.
Project Name: Linen bra-Boylston Bra Pattern Boylston Bra Instant Download PDF Sewing Pattern - Orange Lingerie
Brief Description: I had just enough fabric left from my linen top to make a bra.
Class/Challenge: Study of Ancient Runes
Project Name: Playing with Boylston Bra pattern (link in previous post)
Brief Description: Like the Deathly Hallows this bra has 3 main components. Fabric, foam, and some metal (underwires and hook and eyes). I had fun altering and trying out some -new to me- techniques including the triangle enforced foam lining to improve support and lift.
Class/Challenge: Quidditch Beater
Project Name: Barbie top (Simplicity 4702) and Skirt (self designed)
Brief Description: I crafted this skirt and top together.
How is it September already? Here’s the new Iron Chef Challenge for the month!
September : Dessert
Usually accompanied by a glass of dessert wine or coffee and tea, this is a sweet and decadent course. In NJ, summer is still going strong in September! Key lime pie, boozy (or not) ice cream floats, or summer strawberry shortcake would be classic ways to say goodbye to summer.
A new Headmistress Challenge has been posted!
Happy Back To Hogwarts Day, everyone!
Speaking of Back to Hogwarts… Now that Swapping no longer has to go in waves, or be voted on, what would you guys like to see for an upcoming HP swap? A Back to Hogwarts theme? Hold off a little, and do another round of HP Holiday (mostly ornaments) Swap? Something else entirely? Tell me your thoughts!
I do love a good HP swap. I’ve been on a swaps break for summer/sanity but for
you this I might start hoarding shipping boxes again!
Editing to actually answer your question: I like different things about each of the swap themes you’ve done. I really liked Malkin’s, the wearable focus was fun (although next time I’ll be more realistic in my time requirements!) The Burrow ones are fun for making things that have the aesthetic and maybe not the overt. The holiday is nice as it could be more of a small item (ornaments) so that might be more accessible…
Personally I have been in a wicked slump lately so I haven’t committed to any swaps for fear of unstoppable procrastination. From tooling around the site it isn’t obvious if that is a trend for others or not, although I have seen a few swaps cancelled for lack of participants or run with much fewer than originally expected. So maybe a “small” swap is what is calling to people these days? Not sure. So helpful, I know.
I would def be down for HP Holiday.