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Nov 15, 2009
Contest Clarification

I have just realized that in the post about the trivets and hotpads contest I didn't exactly spell out that it's a crafting contest, did I? Prob'ly should have run that past the other editors before posting, eh? Whoops!

Anyway, the nitty gritty details are:

1. CRAFT your trivet/hotpad out of any medium.

2. SEND your photos to by 11:59pm EST, December 10, 2009.

3. If you win, we'll need your INSTRUCTIONS by December 20 so that we can publish them in the next issue!

4. Get fabulous prizes!

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posted by Zabet at 8:21 PM | permalink |  0 Comments
Nov 9, 2009
Double, double toil and trouble! Fire burn, and contest bubble!

That can only mean one thing: time for another AntiCrafty contest! When mixing up a batch of eye of newt, toe of frog, wool of bat, and tongue of dog, how do you keep from scorching your counter or tabletops? Better yet, how do you propose that WE keep from scorching OUR counters and tabletops? Trivet? Hotpad? Some ill-begotten offspring of the two? Or something entirely new, say, like a cross between a bicycle and an octopus?

Send photos of your heat protection device—tripad? hotvet?—to by 11:59pm EST, December 10, 2009. (And then give it away as a holiday gift if you so desire, we don't mind!) The staff will pick one lucky winner who can pillage our library for two books and will get a special cannot-yet-be-named prize from Zabet. (We know what it is already, we're just being coy.)

The winner will, of course, have his or her project included in the Imbolc 2010 edition. What an AntiCrafty way to start off the new year!

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posted by Zabet at 10:03 AM | permalink |  0 Comments
Jun 5, 2009
Two Announcements!

First, we'd like to congratulate Gemma who was awarded ∞+162 out of 10 points by the staff for her chaise-longue luchadora. Fabulous translation, Gemma!

AntiCrafters will find full pictures of and a pattern for Gemma's project in the next issue.

Haiku for a Luchadora by Carin
parted knees entice
mask frames wide eyed innocence
lint removal please

Anthony sez: "+50 points for the chaise lounge. I'm a sucker for them. I think it's genetic, my mother bought two after I moved out."

Rebecca sez: "Luch'adorable!"

Edith sez: "Is she a dancer who wants to be a luchador, or a fighter who always wanted to dance? Or is she just a kick ass bitch who does it all?"

Zabet sez: "Yay! Now I can get some of these f*@#ing books out of here!"

Secondly, we'd like to announce that the final merkin is in place and available for your crafting (*ahem*) pleasure.

What Are You Looking At?
A shout out to the crocheters of granny squares everywhere!

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posted by Zabet at 1:34 PM | permalink |  0 Comments
Apr 10, 2009
We were so impressed with the Vlad hats that we wanted to give y'all another chance to shine. The Lughnasadh '09 issue (yet to be named) is going to be embroidery projects (crewel, needlepoint, cross stitch, WHATEVER), and the winner of this brand! new! contest! will have their patterns featured.

Seeing as how no one is currently impugning our collective craft honor (Hi, Steven!), we decided to juice up our brain-hamsters to come up with a suitable theme. Drumroll, please!

Interpret that however you like. No really... there were some drugs involved and we really can't be held responsible for any sane explanation of the theme.

So then!
  1. Come up with some kind of embroidery project centering on the theme of Luchador Boudoir.

  2. Send your entry to Be sure to do the following things. Entries not meeting these conditions will be disregarded. (If you need to send multiple emails to get in all your photos, that's fine, we'll go by the timestamp on your first email.)
    • Put "Luchador Boudoir entry" in the subject line.
    • Send photos of the front and back of your project.
    • Write instructions following the submission guidelines.

  3. Your email must be timestamped in our mailbox by 11:59pm on May 20 June 1, 2009. Winners will be notified by email around June 1. (Winners will also keep it to themselves until the issue publishes in the first week of July.) Entries not meeting these conditions will be disregarded; winners who can't keep a secret will forfeit their prize.

  4. PRIZES! We have a bunch of craft books piling up at HQ. When a winner has been chosen we'll send them a list of available titles and they can pick 5. We'll package them specially in a project bag and throw in some other goodies, too.

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posted by Zabet at 3:16 PM | permalink |  1 Comments

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