OWL Subject & Option (if available): OWL exam - Study of Ancient Ruins House: Hufflepuff Project Name: My "reason's to believe" dress and website, along with 3 other dresses. Project Page Link (if available): Brief Description: I ended up embroidering around 40 words on to my banner - all of the reasons can be found on our website. Then I washed, dried, and ironed the banners flat before sewing them into a tube and adding a backing so the work is protected from behind and nobody can see the work on the back. When that was done I added them to the dress. Lastly I got silver ribbon to be the bow to add some shape to the dresses. Each of the ladies embroidered their own banners, but I put all the dresses together. Project Picture: My dress
The other 2 dresses are the same with light purple and bright purple fabric, but I haven't asked them if I can put their pictures up here, so until I have permission, you'll just have to imagine them.
To see more pics, and what the words represent you can visit www.topsjourney.webs.com, My Mom is Jackie, and I am Jennifer so you can find our individual information.
Challenge: Care of magical creatures SPEW: n/a House: Hufflepuff Project Name: Fairy House Brief Description: I'll be honest, the idea was not mine, but together my and I crafted this fairy house - if assignments must be completed solely by me, no worries I can do another project, but thought you might enjoy our fairy house anyways.
We went for a walk together and collected all sorts of natural items - rocks, sticks, bark, stones, etc. Then we found a flower pot under the deck that me Dad said we could have. She was shocked when her Grandpa (my Dad) told her she could dig some dirt out of his garden to fill the pot, then we built a home for visiting fairies, gave them a patio, a walkway, a future garden, and a "ladder" for injured fairies who may not be able to fly to the house. -we won't have greenery for a few weeks yet, but I plan to add some glitter this week, not fairy home is complete without a bit of fairy dust right:)
I have thoroughly enjoyed having time this spring break, and the fact that this semesters prompts seem to fit so many of my "must be done by April 7th" projects:)
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions SPEW: House: Hufflepuff Project Name: Mom's Silver Shoes Project Page Link (if available): Brief Description: We have our dresses and clutch purses, so it was only fitting we needed some shoes. I went to town on some of our old shoes with silver paint, glitter glue, shellac, and trim. Wasn't sure what the final outcome would be, but I'm quite happy. It took 4 coats of silver paint and 4 coats of glitter glue, to cover the black and get them nice and sparkly - each layer required a couple hours to dry before the next layer could be added. Then I added trim around the top and finally shellacked them to ensure the glitter didn't flake off everywhere.
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Charms SPEW: House: Hufflepuff Project Name: IRD savings box Project Page Link (if available): Brief Description: Now this is done to be permanent - for 3 years. I recently found out that International Recognition Days will be in a place I really want to go to in 2018, and that means I need to start saving money. Knowing myself, I always dip into savings when I'm short on funds, so this box has a permanent sticking charm, that I will have 3 years in which to learn the unsticking charm! I first took all the hinges and fasteners off, then I wrote a letter to myself in 2018 and added a few "you did it" items. I glued the lid on with a regular glue stick. Then I glued ribbon around the box to cover the seam of the glued down lid. Then I Refastened the hinges and clasps. When that was all dry I decorated the box using sharpie pens to write inspirational words and images. This puppy has a serious case of permanent sticking charm on it!
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Headmistress challenge - March SPEW: House: Hufflepuff Project Name: Elephant on an egg Project Page Link (if available): Brief Description: I got this little elephant eraser somewhere, but he was WAY too cute to actually use. While my niece and I were playing with him, we tried to balance him on a plastic egg - that was a fail, poor elephant wiped out and hit the floor, but after she left, I persevered, I flatted the side of an egg so it would sit on it's side. Then with the elephant on it, it was cute, but rather bland, so I got out the paint and sharpies. I painted the egg with a technique to look like grass, drew on the vines, painted a watering hole on top, but the egg still looked empty, so I added one of my favourite quotes that also represents balance "live, love; laugh".
Class: Astronomy SPEW: House: Hufflepuff Project Name: Garment Bag Brief Description: I've made my TOPS friends their costumes, and I'm making my formal gown, so instead of folding them and risking wrinkles and damage as we travel (it's only a 5 hour drive, but the dresses are cotton or satin, and one has glitter which I'd rather not have over all my other clothes), I've created this garment bag that slides over 5 clothes hangers and hides all of the dresses so nobody will see them as we check in to our rooms.
Class: Flying SPEW: House: Hufflepuff Project Name: Garment Bag Brief Description: I needed a fancier dress than usual for our TOPS recognition days next month, as we're hosting Saturday evening when everybody glams up, so I've made this dress with some glitter overlay, a rhinestone belt, and a satin skirt. I feel great wearing it, and can't wait to show off:)
Class: Muggle studies SPEW: House: Hufflepuff Project Name: TOPS fascinators/brooches Brief Description: The theme of the recognition days is "reasons to believe", and the colour scheme is blue, purple, and silver, so I made these fascinators - no set plan, just listened to "believe" (the theme song from the 2010 Olympics, which is a very inspirational song). These can be worn in the hair or on their dresses, each individual can decide for themselves.
Class: Bertie Botts Bean - Cherry SPEW: House: Hufflepuff Project Name: Bunny rabbit rag blanket Brief Description: My nieces have a little swingset with a play house and always want to have picnics out there, but constantly take the pillow cases, so with the warm weather coming, I finally got around to making this little blanket which will fit perfectly and keep them comfy during all of their upcoming picnics.
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Defense against the dark arts SPEW: n/a House: Hufflepuff Project Name: Eucalyptus show tubs Brief Description: I got sick and tired of the one time use "shower bumbs" that lost their scent, and made the shower floor slippery, so I did some experimenting and came up with this method of making it in plastic containers with screw top lids. When you're sick, use it in the shower. Immediately recap it when your shower is done and it will retain the strong scent which is what I enjoy most out of them:) Recipe : 1 part baking soda, 1 part water, mix and add enough eucalyptus to make you happy, pour into containers - fill about 1/2 - 3/4 full and put lid one.
Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic SPEW: n/a House: Hufflepuff Project Name: Silver clutchpurse Project Page Link (if available): Brief Description: My mom and I travel together for our annual Provincial Recognition Days for TOPS, and the theme this year is "reasons to believe" and the colour scheme is blue, purple, and silver, in addition to our dresses, we wanted clutch purses, the ones we could find where like $20, so since I had this vinyl in my stash, I took some time and made some clutch purses, so this one is my Mom's - isn't it great when your best friend is also your mom:)
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Study of ancient ruins. SPEW: n/a House: Hufflepuff Project Name: Owl cable holder Project Page Link (if available): Brief Description: Just another item for when I travel, I need something to coral all my cables and plugs, so I made myself a cable and plug holder out of some owl fabric:) I know feel safe knowing my phone can be charged anywhere while we travel, I won't lose anything, and we need not worry about becoming lost as my Mom and I use our cell phones for navigating, as I'm the co-pilot it's my duty to get us from point A to point B without getting lost, so this is a big deal..
Class: Apparition House: Hufflepuff SPEW: NA Project Name: Hair accessory and jewelery holder Project Description: This is a case to hold my hair stuff and jewellery for when I travel - which isn't often, but it's nice to keep things neat and tidy in the hotel rooms, and keep things together so they don't tangle or break.
and the inside
Class: bertie botts - vanilla House: Hufflepuff SPEW: NA Project Name: Cell phone accessory holder Project Description: A carry case for my Mom to hold all of her cell phone accessories when we travel, to help coral everything when we're in the hotel room. The flowery bird like fabric was chosen from stash by my cat, guess he's ready to welcome the warm spring weather we've been having.
Class: Arithmancy House: Hufflepuff SPEW: NA Project Name: Reversible housecoat Project Description: I made a frozen themed housecoat as a project for the store for a friends niece, and offered to do one for the little brother as well, so this is Ninja turtles on the main side, and it reverses to a solid red (forgot to take a pic of that side, sorry)
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Charms SPEW: n/a House: Hufflepuff Project Name: Pink hoody Project Page Link (if available): n/a Brief Description: A pink polar fleece hoody to keep me warm, it's been a mild winter this year, so I've been wearing it as a jacket:) Project Picture:
Class/Challenge/House Pride: January Detention SPEW: n/a House: Hufflepuff Project Name: Pink blouse Project Page Link (if available): n/a Brief Description: I started this last summer, got busy and set it aside, finally got back to it and finished it this past week. Project Picture:
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle studies SPEW: n/a House: Hufflepuff Project Name: spring pyjama's Project Page Link (if available): n/a Brief Description: I will be going to our TOPS provincial recognition days again and I'll be sharing the room with my Mom, so in preparation I made myself some new pyjama's to lounge around in. Project Picture:
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfiguration SPEW: n/a House: Hufflepuff Project Name: crochet owl Project Page Link (if available): n/a Brief Description: I will be making another 20 of these, this was just the test pattern, he measures about 1" wide and 1.5" tall, and about .5" thick (I don't really know if he'd fit in a matchbox as I've never really measured or handled the small matchboxes. so if it doesn't fit the requirements, please let me know. Project Picture:
PS. just noticed they're all date stamped 2012, but that's just because my camera is being tempermental and I'm happy I could at least get pictures.
Class: Jelly Bean - Banana House: Hufflepuff Project Name: fancy dress Link: Project Description: I wanted to test the pattern I am using for my fancy dress, so instead of using ugly fabrics, I used some stash and made this pretty little one - I think my Mom might wear it for the event, she said it was a pretty and cheerful dress that would be lovely for the even.
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Botts Bean - Cheese SPEW: (If your item is for charity, enter that here; if not leave blank or add n/a.) House:Hufflepuff Project Name: Glow in the dark owl pj pants Project Page Link (if available): Brief Description: I picked this fabric up last time it was on for 50% off (I believe that was in September), and it sat waiting to be turned in to pj pants, but with the Christmas ones I did, I never got around to these, so now I have nice new ones for the next few months:) Project Picture: - Feel free to also include your house and any storycrafting you've created for your project.