Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean - Aubergine
Project Name: Crane Card
Project Page Link: Made using this template from Scherenschnitte
Brief Description: I needed a card to go with some purple wrapping paper I was using for a baby gift. Since I'm trying to avoid paying for cards, I shrank down a template from one of my favorite blogs, changed to a fresh exacto blade, and v-e-r-y carefully cut out the teeny tiny little lines.
Purple Package by AluminumDryad, on Flickr
And the time has come to reboot my NEWT from the Spring term! I'm going to go ahead and put the proposal in again, just for record keeping purposes.
NEWT Subject: Arithmancy
Project Name: [Something Clever]
Seven is the number of the counting, and the number of the counting shall be seven. Yes, it's the same number as the OWL requirement, but the significance of 7 goes back further than the work of Bridget Wenlock. There are seven days in a week, seven wonders of the ancient world, seven (or more) geese in a gaggle, we sail the seven seas, tell stories about seven dwarves, and the list just keeps going.
For my NEWT I shall run seven times around the seven hills of Rome ... wait a minute, that's not quite right.
For my NEWT I shall spend seven weeks sewing seven patterns for my 27 cm doll. Many of the patterns will need a bit of resizing and tweaking to make them fit my own girl, and include details like set in sleeves, peter pan collars, and cuffs. I avoid these sorts of things in human sized clothing, so making them on a 1/6 scale is going to be a real challenge. This will also be my first time sewing with knits (eek!) The time-scale should allow me to finish one dress a week while still keeping some time available for extra curricular crafting to avoid burn-out. I went through my stash with a friend last night to choose fabrics, so I'm am really excited to get started.