~Harry Potter Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~
~*Begins March 1, 2014*~
~*Ends May 30, 2014*~
~*Begins March 1, 2014*~
~*Ends May 30, 2014*~
Welcome to Hogwarts!
The Harry Potter Craftalong (HPC) is not your typical craftalong; we are gathered here to celebrate our love of crafting and the Wonderful World of Harry Potter. In the HPC you will be completing classes and challenges with your skills in crafty magic. These classes and challenges all have HP centered themes, but your crafts do not have to be “Harry Potter." Your mission, as a student at Hogwarts, is to complete at least one class or challenge during this semester. You may join any time during the semester. I hope you join us; the HPC is a great way to stretch your crafty muscles, meet HP crafters, and have fun!
---The HPC is here to help us each finish projects and to explore new challenges as we better our crafting skills. Prompts and guidelines are there to help stimulate creativity and growth; the size and complexity of the project submitted should reflect a level of personal growth and challenge over the time you spend in the HPC.
---Projects for the HPC should represent your best crafty skills. Take pride in your work. Classes and challenges should take a minimum of 30 minutes to make.
---A project can only be submitted for one class/challenge (the same project cannot be entered in multiple categories) unless noted in prompt (it will be CLEARLY noted if allowed).
---Projects must be turned in within the timeframe designated by the type of assignment or challenge.
---For a project to be counted, it must have a picture or picture link included. If your item is a private piece, you may submit a picture link to one of the headmistresses.
---There is SO MUCH to do in the HPC. Do not feel like you have to craft everything. Think of the HPC as a "Choose Your Own Adventure". Craft what inspires you, but don't try to do everything and get burned out. Keep in mind these wise words , "It does not do to dwell on lists and forget to craft."
~*HOW TO TURN IN A PROJECT*~
For each assignment/challenge, use this header:
SPEW: (If your item is for charity, enter that here; if not leave blank or add n/a.)
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques/recipe used, any fun tips, etc.)
Feel free to also include your house and any storycrafting you've created for your project.
---You can add more than one project to your post, but a header must be used for each project.
---How long is a semester? Semesters are as follows: WINTER- December, January, February; SPRING-March, April, May; SUMMER-June, July, August; FALL-September, October, November.
---When can I join? You can join anytime in the semester.
---Do I have to sign-up to join this craftalong? No, all you have to do is post in the thread a hi or completed project post.
---How do I complete a semester/earn my year? To complete a semester/year, you only have to complete one class or challenge during the semester.
---What timezone do we use? We use Headmistress pinkleo's Central Timezone (Texas time).
---Do you sort me? NO, you will decide which house you belong to, but you can only choose one.
---I have a problem or question; who can I ask? You can send a Personal Message (PM) to Headmistresses Mistress Jennie AND pinkleo. You can also ask specific questions to HPC staff. And you can post your question in the thread; our students are very helpful!
---Can I turn in something I did earlier? With a very few exceptions the answer is NO! You must complete your project during the current semester. Exceptions are Detention and OWLs; look for details about these projects in their information posts.
---Are we swapping? No, this is not an organized swap. We are just encouraging crafting with a HP twist. But if you enjoy swapping, keep an eye out for HP themed swap info in our thread.
---Do I have to craft all the classes and challenges? NO, you pick what you inspires you. There is tons to choose from so choose your own HP Craft Adventure through the castle.
---What kind of projects are allowed for classes/challenges? If Craftster has a category for it, then it is a viable HPC project. And since Craftster has a board for almost everything, your choices are vast.
---Does my craft project have to be Harry Potter themed? NO, if your item fulfills the class/challenge prompt, then it can be posted in the HPC. Above all, we are here to encourage crafting.
~*Your triumphs will earn you points*~
15 points for a Class Assignment & Challenge*
100 points for OWLs
150 points for NEWTs
10 points extra for SPEW aka Charity Items
House Points Guidelines
--- *You cannot double dip for Class & Challenge points. For example, if you turn-in a project for Herbology & Geminio, then you would get 2 badges but only 15 points for the project.
---You cannot get credit for a class or challenge twice. For example, if you turn in 2 Alchemy projects, then you will only get points for the first one.
--- SPEW points are extra credit. You can earn SPEW points for each project you turn in if it goes to charity. You do not have to give the charity's name, just that you are donating to a certain cause. (I happen to know that some Battered Women's Shelters don't like their names/locations posted.) SPEW projects must be clearly marked with SPEW to earn extra points. I suggest adding it to your header. Also, SPEW project can be turned in as stand-alone projects; they will earn 10 points. Unlike most projects, you can turn in more than one SPEW project for points.
---HPC Challenge Points do not include House Challenges. For Example, a Gryffindor Lion-along project would not count for points unless it also fulfills a HPC Class or HPC Challenge.
--- To determine House Cup Winner, an average from the points accumulated per house and the number of members per house. If there is a tie, then more than one house will win the cup. Note, a House Member is someone who has turned in at least 1 project.
--- Don't stress over House Points, but do craft your personal best. (This varies from person to person. And I'm not really worried about "crafting your best" bit because HPCers are amazing crafters!)
Deputy Headmistress' Office
Witch/Wizard of the Week
Room of Requirement
Berite Bott's Every Flavour Bean Grab Bag
Wizard & Witch Career Placement Agency
Pinterest Pixie's Projects Page
Team Dobby Clubhouse
7th Floor Gryffindor
Detention in the Dungeons
Care of Magical Creatures
History of Magic
Dungeon 5: Potions
Room of Runes
Classroom 1B: Transfiguration
Wizarding Tests Exam Room
~*The Great Hall OT Chat*~
Craftster craftalongs are for crafting and crafting encouragement. If you would like to talk off-topic, such as in-depth Harry Potter discussions, then please visit The Great Hall. Thank you for keeping the HPC within Craftster guidelines.
~*Spring HPC Staff*~
Deputy Headmistress Mistress Jennie
Gryffindor Head of House WhistleFish
Hufflepuff Head of House Moonflame
Ravenclaw Head of House FiberAlchemist
Slytherin Head of House DragonChilde
SPEW President Ant Bee
Quidditch Refereee MamanTattoo
Alchemy Professor Inselaeffchen
Apparition & Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor noodle-bug
Arithmancy & Divination Professor coulsenl
Astronomy Professor DragonChilde
Care of Magical Creatures Professor ErinAquaheart
Charms Professor Madame Suppléer with Spirit Division Contact noodle-bug
Flying Professor MamanTattoo
Herbology Professor Madame Suppléer with Spirit Division Contact noodle-bug
History of Magic & Muggle Studies Professor WhistleFish
Potions Professor FiberAlchemist
Study of Ancient Runes & Transfiguration Professor BadWolf314
Kitchen Elf OPEN
Team Dobby Captain noodle-bug
Badge Baronesses BadWolf314, coulsenl, FiberAlchemist, Mistress Jennie, pinkleo, WhistleFish,
Pinterest Pixie Inselaeffchen
Spreadsheet Sorceress Mistress Jennie
Math Magician pinkleo
~*Members of Slug Club This Term*~
~*Past HPC Semesters*~
Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2012/2013, Spring 2013, Summer 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2013/2014
~*Previous Winner of House Cup*~
Winter 2012/2013: Gryffindor
Spring 2013: Gryffindor
Summer 2013: Gryffindor
Fall 2013: Gryffindor
~*Previous Winner of Quidditch Cup*~
Summer 2012: Gryffindor
Summer 2013: Gryffindor
~*I want to express my gratitude to the HPKCHC on Ravelry which was the inspiration point for the craftalong.*~