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  2. I look forward to seeing your progress @Kim Werker! Being able to sew a basic A-line skirt for myself is a major bucket list goal.
  3. I just got my first serger, and I'm determined to learn how to use it so I can make my own clothes in 2020. I'll be chronicling my adventures on Instagram, which is why this video is oriented that way instead of landscape. :) Beginner serger project recommendations most welcome!
  4. My name is Corrie, and I live in Omaha, Nebraska (but I'm from D.C., which always seems like a really important distinction in a town where people start out conversations with "So what high school did you go to?"). The last project I made that I loved - Ugh. It has been so long since I made something (as in actually completed a craft), that I can't think of anything. However, I think I'll count my hammock performance in October as one thing I loved that I did, which I guess I'd consider a project. We also recently finished our kitchen remodel, and its the first time I've made some major "decisions" in terms of what things look like and I'm really happy with it. I'm having a mixed relationship with making right now - particularly anything involving yarn and fluff. I used to be a KNITTER and spinner (you know the type - all my friends were knitters, all my free time was spent knitting, my travel was related to knitting and spinning) and now...it's not. So I feel like anything I make recently is ugly because I'm barely connecting with it anymore. Adjective - right now? Floundering. However, I think that's just my current frame of mind. Overall, I think 'dabbler' is a great description. I love what Kim does, and I loved Mighty Ugly on my own, so I think it'll be good for me to do it with a group!
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  6. Hello everyone, my name is Victoria, a California girl, who transplanted myself to a small town in Southern Utah. My last project I loved is a Twiddle Muff crocheted for my mom who has dementia, it is her Christmas Gift for this year. My ugly project sitting in a bag, is a sweater I made out of luscious yarn and it is unwearable because I can't sew and the sleeves are wonky under the arms. For my creative personalty - Colorful is the word that comes to mind. Colors dominate my projects. They catch my eye and I must look closer. Currently I have 4, projects on the hook, all in amazing colors; I could also be considered a colorful person; I volunteer, take care of mom, and when I see the beauty in nature my imagination soars to our wonderful world of living color created for us. My goal, funny, I talk about beauty around us, but I find it hard to find beauty within the daily struggle. Make it Mighty Ugly is something that spoke to me. I'd like to learn how to see beauty in ugly or how to make the ugly beautiful.
  7. Welcome to Community of Creative Adventurers! Browse around and get to know the others, and be sure to introduce yourself. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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  10. Wow, @daisywreath! Thanks for such a thorough list of supplies and resources!
  11. Marissa

    NaNoStitchMo

    Sorry everybody! I didn't get any sort of notifications before now that anyone commented on this. I did start it, but got totally out of it. The theme this year was 50 and I have this GIANT project that uses a TON of colors to make little pixel squares so I was going to try and use 50 different colors, but I didn't make it. True to form, I started but couldn't finish. I just need to try and focus on the fact that STARTING it is farther than I would have gotten without the prompt so I guess that's a plus?
  12. Hi @Marissa, I know this post is old now, but I'll chime in because I have heard of StitchMaynia. I used to be pretty active in the cross-stitch Instagram crowd, but I'm not in the FB groups. I did not participate in #nanostitchmo, but I'd be up for doing some kind of stitch-a-long here in the future!
  13. @Kimberly Hirsh Congrats on the dissertation proposal! I like your word "emergent." I realized as I was reading your post that I do the same thing. When learning a new craft I read the books, watch the YouTube videos, and--like you--follow established, published patterns. I never thought about before, but being able to go "off-book" so-to-speak is a great way to define when I've transitioned from beginner to intermediate or advanced in a craft.
  14. Your name I'm also Kimberly, but I'm not from Seattle. Where you're from Durham, NC, USA The last project you made that you loved I submitted my dissertation proposal yesterday, so probably that? It was really easy/fun/interesting to write, and I'm very proud of it. The last project you made that turned out ugly (might be the same project! just saying) I can't remember, but probably some food item. An adjective to describe your creative personality Emergent. I like to get to know a medium really well by following patterns/models/instructions and only then do I feel free to get thoroughly creative. Like, I might change colors or fibers, but until I understand something deeply I don't improvise. But I do eventually, if I stick with the thing long enough. For example, I was real into cupcakery for a while, and at first followed recipes, and then once I understood how they worked, I started to mix up the flavors by adding in different extracts or fillings. What you hope to get out of starting the new year off embracing the ugly I just like doing Kim's stuff, so I hope I get to, you know, do this.
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  17. I finished the hat! I'm pretty pleased that it came out an appropriate size and not weirdly big or tiny since I had to adjust the stitch count by a lot due to using a much lighter weight yarn. I still have some qualms over the wonkiness of the yarn, though. Oh, and I didn't even have to finish spinning more yarn! I finished with 2 grams of yarn to spare. I'm now working on a squishy cowl that's working up pretty quickly and might do a couple more if all goes well.
  18. Hi, I'm Alice, and I'm from the far south suburbs of Chicago. I am working on a couple of projects now that I really love. One is a cross-stitch project that I really just need to finish. It's this pattern. I love Belle & Boo, and this is the third or fourth design of hers that I've stitched. The other is a counted canvas project. I have another cross-stitch project in-progress that I've been avoiding because I realized I just don't like the color palette, and I'm too far along to start over, and I'm ready to chuck the whole thing out even though I hate wasting fabric like that. I'm a creative dabbler. I'll try just about anything--and I have the supplies to prove it--but I keep coming back to cross-stitch and weaving. I used to to more drawing and painting when I was young but had that kicked out of me by a particularly critical art professor in college. Sad, but it sucked away my desire to put paint to canvas ever again. I joined this for the accountability to make SOMETHING, even if it doesn't work out as planned. Just to get things flowing again. But, I just found out yesterday that I might be having surgery on Jan. 6th, so who knows how much I'll actually be able to participate. But, I have the book, and I'll be reading along--even if it's from a hospital bed.
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  20. I plan on knitting a hat for my boyfriend, and making stitch makers/progress keepers for some friends.
  21. Welcome to Community of Creative Adventurers! Browse around and get to know the others, and be sure to introduce yourself. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

  22. I am Kimberly from Seattle. The last project I made that I love and want to wear all the time is an indigo dyed jacket. I created the pattern and didn't realize how much I would love it until it was sewn up. I sewed up a shirt recently out of what turned out to be horrible fabric and it was just all wrong. It was so bad I didn't even finished I just banished it to the scrap bin. This doesn't happen often to me, but I find it to be all consuming and super frustrating every time it happens. I think my creative personality is best described as unbound. I will literally try anything creative and then usually I get obsessed. I have always preferred to be good at the things I make, so when I am not I get frustrated and move on. I would like to work on embracing things when they are not good and not just abandoning it.
  23. I'm Marissa from Madison, WI. I think the last thing I made that I loved is actually what I was making last night which was a Skeletor/Nyan Cat mashup embroidery. It just makes me laugh. I don't know what the last thing I made that turned out ugly was. I think if it was looking ugly, I probably would have totally abandoned it into some box never to see the light of day again 😉 I did really try and make an ugly doll when I first got the book and MAN, was that hard! Hmmm...an adjective...probably "Scattered". I don't really have a "style" and I don't only do one craft and I work on WAY too many projects at once and am constantly finding more I want to do. I'm not sure what I hope to get out of it yet. Maybe just a start and finish to something right away to make me get on the right track. Or maybe dedicating more time to all the online learning classes I've signed up for, but never taken. Let's be honest though...I just like supporting whatever Kim does because she's so awesome.
  24. Welcome to Community of Creative Adventurers! Browse around and get to know the others, and be sure to introduce yourself. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

  25. Melody’s Maple Granola is actually a year-round breakfast staple for us, but Melody makes batches for the local church Christmas Bazaar, so it’s sort of festive! You can obviously play with the ingredients to get a custom mix of your own! P.S. I have never put chocolate chips in this...but I have thought about it! (I hope the file download works. It took me a stupid amount of time to figure out that my ipad doesn’t like this particular task. Worked fine with my phone. Darn Gremlins.) High in protein and all tgat good stuff. Oh, and we use the darkest maple syrup we can get up here (super dark, delicious!) for the flavour. (Needless to say, for this recipe, ya gotta use the Real Stuff or the flavour will suffer.) Breakfast of swim champions and knitting sopranos. wiseheart-granola.pdf
  26. We got to talking about holiday baking in our video chat today, and I thought it'd be fun to create a recipe swap. Which isn't really a swap so much as a thread where we can share our favourite holiday-related recipes. These will be different recipes depending on the time of year and the holidays that are coming up, so I labeled this thread for winter holidays, and we can make new ones as the seasons pass. Ok, I'll start. This is my go-to recipe for sugar cookies (which, not being a Christmas celebrator, I usually trot out for Halloween. 😁). As promised, no chilling needed. I made these sufganiyot (jelly donuts) last year at Chanukah, and they were incredibly satisfying to make. I want to tweak the dough a bit so it's more flavourful, so we'll see if I can manage to figure that out this year. :) Ok, your turn! What are your favourite things to cook or bake for winter holidays?
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