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OMGosh that gentleman ATC cracks me up!!!

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@megwell, that mysterious man cracks me up as well, lol! I like the “masterboard flavoured” candy, and I think the running lips are funny, too. And that junk journal is just :heart: I love seeing how everyone has bound theirs; so neat! And I like how you altered the cards to provide some writing space, too. And that’s too bad the post ate your first greeting card, but this second one is beautiful!

@Bunny1kenobi what a beautiful ATC (I also read your community post), and a beautiful, loving story to go along with it. It’s so wonderful to have some art to remember that special moment. I also love your ghost robe; that’s really well made!

@craftADDchick Care Bears! So cute :heart: I grew up with them, not on TV but as toys, I remember having at least 2 stuffies. I love your dedication to help your team look its best :slight_smile:

@LovelyMiss Your felted wool ball trivets are so pretty and colourful! Ad wow; you did a great job with the fabric marker on those socks; they look like they came that way from the store! What cute gnomes, too :slight_smile: I think I missed a post about your gift buffet and I’m very intrigued—could you share the link where you explain it? The pottery is just gorgeous; I would love to learn some day, too. Have you done both wheel and hand thrown? If so, which one do you like best?

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Prompt: Old-School Stakeout (November Battle)
Team: Gourd of the Rings
Project Name: Lucille Pinball
Project Link: Lucille Pinball
Brief Description: I made this today at a library program. Pinball feels old-school (as does I Love Lucy), and cardboard is definitely not the highest-tech material.
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Funny! But it’s pinball! How fun!

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Prompt: Research Project
Team: So Corn-fused
Project Name: Candles
Project Link: Soy Wax Candles
Brief Description: I made candles again! I’m submitting them as a research project because I upped my game pretty drastically this year, making almost all of my own custom scent blends, which I’ve never done before. I got little scent test strips and everything, lol. I wanted to quit several times. People requested scents (at my prompting), but many of them were scents I don’t like. I also get headaches from smells very easily (WHY did I choose this craft?!). It was a barf-y feeling several days. I went waaaay overboard with all the blends I chose to try. But I’m happy with the end products, so it was worth it. There’s more info in the link!

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Prompt: MI-5 (November)
Team: Gourd of the Rings
Project Name: Zine
Project Link: Back Home Again in Zine-diana
Brief Description: Made for the Zine swap. The process had more than 5 steps.
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Prompt: Gone Till November (Advent)
Team: Gourd of the Rings
Project Name: Fall drink page
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Made for the November Craft This in Your Style prompt. The ice cubes require liquid :crazy_face:.
Project Photo: Oh hey look, it’s my junk journal!

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Oh my, that’s a LOT of candles! You really sacrificed for this gift buffet! And making your own scent blends- how cool is THAT?!!

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This is a hilarious craft this in your style project! So clever, too!

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Prompt: research project
Team: don’t stop Beleafing
Project Name: elegant elephant blanket
Project Link: Elegant elephant 🐘 blanket
Brief Description: this took me 26 days and more than 73,500 stitches.
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The elephant is so beautiful! What a labor of love!

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Absolutely stunning! What an epic triumph!

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Prompt: October Uncharted
Team: So Corn-fused
Project Name: Felt Yeti
Project Link Felt Yeti Ornaments
Brief Description: This little Yeti is so cold that It has turned blue.
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Prompt: November – Old Skool Stakeout
Team: So Corn-fused
Project Name: Felt Yeti
Project Linkhttps://forum.lettucecraft.com/t/felt-yeti-ornaments/26972
Brief Description: To catch a Yeti, many have spent many nights in the woods in an old-skool style stakeout!
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This trio makes me smile every time I see them. So cute!!! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Oh November you cruel, cruel month. Why must NaNoWriMo fall in you as well as nearly my entire family’s birthdays?.. I finished NaNoWriMo with 72,304 words today! Here are my meager submissions for the month.

Prompt: November Battle Old School Stake Out
Team: so corn fused
Project Name: NoOnion French Dip
Brief Description: Hubs is still allergic to onions so an “old school STEAKout” classic French dip, turned out ok, few tweaks needed for future
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Prompt: Zap 1
Team: so corn fused
Project Name: 50th birthday countdown jokes
Brief Description: still counting down to hubs 50th here are more of the doodle dad jokes/groaners for him
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Prompt: Zap 2
Team: so corn fused
Project Name: 50th birthday countdown jokes
Brief Description: still counting down to hubs 50th here are more of the doodle dad jokes/groaners for him
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Prompt: Zap 3
Team: so corn fused
Project Name: 50th birthday countdown jokes
Brief Description: still counting down to hubs 50th here are more of the doodle dad jokes/groaners for him
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Prompt: Zap 4
Team: so corn fused
Project Name: 50th birthday countdown jokes
Brief Description: still counting down to hubs 50th here are more of the doodle dad jokes/groaners for him
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Prompt: Zap 5
Team: so corn fused
Project Name: 50th birthday countdown jokes
Brief Description: still counting down to hubs 50th here are more of the doodle dad jokes/groaners for him
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Prompt: October the Librarians
Team: so corn fused
Project Name: 50th birthday countdown jokes
Brief Description: the last of the dad jokes/groaners with words for the countdown
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Prompt: November Chuck
Team: so corn fused
Project Name: Levi Simpsonized cake
Brief Description- My eldest turned 27 this year and so I simpsonized him. I have transferred this way so many times, this time it didn’t work, but it tasted great
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Prompt: November MacGyver
Team: so cornfused
Project Name: blueberry cobbler cake
Brief Description- I improvised this. My youngest son for his birthday wanted this blueberry cobbler where you have blueberry pie filling, cake mix, and soda… it is too sweet and no one but Lore are any. he trusted me & I combined blueberries & a tried & true cake recipe. it was delicious and all eaten that night
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Prompt: November Burn Notice
Team: So cornfused
Project Name: Lemon Blackberry icecream
Brief Description- made a quick icecream for one niece’s birthday
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Prompt: Feed My Frankenstein
Team: So cornfused
Project Name: More apple pies
Brief Description- My niece doesn’t like sweets & can’t eat eggs so this is always her vote for dessert. I find apple pie annoying to make

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Prompt: November Battle - Old-School Stakeout
Team: So Corn-fused
*Project Name: Scrapbook Page 1 (for this season ;P)
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: This looks like a very simple page, but it ended up taking me hours because as I sifted through papers and stickers and things, I ended up sorting a ton of them. Now I have a very organized scrapbooking area and one simple but pretty page! Also, this was for a villains and superheroes murder mystery party and these characters would DEFINITELY go the old-school stakeout route to find more criminals!
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Prompt: October - The Detectorists
Team: So Corn-fused
Project Name: Partridge Ornament
Project Link: Will post later
Brief Description: This partridge is for a 12 day of Christmas ornament set for my parents! It has gold lame yarn worked into it. I used a pattern by makemeroar.
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Prompt: November - Avengers
Team: So Corn-fused
Project Name: Speckled Bird
Project Link:
Brief Description: Another pattern by makemeroar; this one is called “Speckled Bird”! Speckled is close to polka-dots, and it’s definitely got more pink than most of my crafts! I’m planning to hang this on my wall.
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:sparkles: will catch up on some commenting later, but for tonight, I just need to get my battle in! So…

Prompt: October Battle - Old School Surveillance
Team: So Corn-Fused
Project Name: Crocheted Impkin
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: A coworker has listened to me complain more than she probably should have to, and she’s been having a rough time with both her personal life and work, so I went the old-school route of passing notes… little mailman Impkin had a bunch of little “letters” with inspirational messages printed inside! I left it anonymously on her desk, but she guessed it was me!
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Okay, I’m getting this in last minute- it took me 3 1/2 hours to make this tonight, and I really should have been working on getting my house ready for an inspection next week! But, there’s always this weekend!

In any case…

Prompt: November Battle- High Tech Surveillance
Team: Team Don’t Stop Beleafing
Project Name: Crochet Christmas Tree
Project Link: coming soon, I hope
Brief Description: One of my crochet club students wanted to make a Christmas tree, so I bought this pattern. I figured that I should make it so I would know how it went together. It’s supposed to have a star at the top, but it’s after 11:30 PM and the alarm rings at 5:30 AM, so it’s a plain tree. And, I just realized that I forgot the little smile, so the tree looks a little grumpy (and the picture isn’t the greatest. but, again, it’s after 11:30 :laughing: ). It fits the prompt because when I was a kid, the local Sears store had a “talking” Christmas tree. When you walked by, it would shake a little and talk to you. I seem to recall that it responded to what you actually said to it, so I can only imagine that there was someone sitting in a room with a camera and a microphone (high tech for the times!), interacting with people as they walked by. This little tree reminded me of that!
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Prompt: November-chuck
Team: Gourd of the Rings
Project Name: Booktrovert ornament
Project Link: Booktrovert ornament
Brief Description: Reading is “nerdy”.
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Prompt: December- Only murders in the building
Team: Gourd of the Rings
Project Name: Zip pouches
Project Link: Project Pouches!
Brief Description: I made these from upholstery samples and the red stripes are fuzzy velvet.
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Prompt: Advent #8
Team: Gourd of the Rings
Project Name: Family ATC for Austin
Project Link: He gets $*** DONE - a family ATC
Brief Description: I made this from paper. And glue. And markers. And distress ink. And love.
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Prompt: November- Burn Notice
Team: Gourd of the Rings
Project Name: Fire Man ATC for Toad
Project Link: Fire Man- a family ATC two-fer
Brief Description: This has a yellow background.
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Prompt: December- The Last Detective
Team: Gourd of the Rings
Project Name: Fire Man ATC for Ty
Project Link: Fire Man- a family ATC two-fer
Brief Description: My son gave up on trying to convince his little brother that “Fire Man” was actually “Iron Man.”
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