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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Dreamcatcher Swap - Round 2? on: July 19, 2016 12:22:01 PM
I organized a Dreamcatcher Swap in 2014, and it was lots of fun.  The first round was for 1 Medium crafted item (either a traditional Dreamcatcher or, an alternate crafted item with a Dreamcatcher as the central theme), and 1 Small crafted or purchased item based on the partner's interests.  

At that time I had no idea how to make one, and used the swap as an excuse to learn.  Thankfully there are tons of tutorials, and so many styles out there for inspiration.  I ended up making several, and falling in love with the process.  I just made another one as an extra in a recent swap, and now I want to do some more.  Anyone else interested in a Round 2?


Dreamcatcher Swap (Round 1)
Dreamcatcher Swap Gallery
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Time Turner Dreamcatcher on: July 16, 2016 11:46:51 AM
I was packing up my box for sheepBlue in the I Want to Live in the Burrow Swap, when I bumped into a ring I had wrapped in leather to create a giraffe dreamcatcher for a friend about a year ago.  Somehow the project never got completed, and when I bumped into the leather wrapped golden ring, I had one of those moments of inspiration, where I knew exactly what I had to do with it.  I had to turn it into a Time Turner Dreamcatcher for sheepBlue!


The ring is 6", wrapped with soft yellow leather.  The web was made black embroidery floss, and contains a row of alternating Swarovski crystals and antiqued bronze glass beads .  The fringe is a mix of golds and creams made from eyelash yarn, homespun yarn, metallic ribbon yarn, mohair yarn, and ribbon.


I had planned to use a gold Time Turner somewhere on the web, but when I was done with the stringing and the fringe, I felt like there was too much gold, and adding another gold element would only serve to "lose" the Time Turner in the mix, so I opted to use a bright silver one instead.  It's on a clasp so that sheepBlue can move it around the web to where she'd like it, or it can be removed if she wants a more subtle piece.


There are charms hidden throughout the fringe, including stars, owls, keys, a wand, and other bits and bobs.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Stenciled Turquoise Coffee Table (for covered porch) on: July 16, 2016 11:10:53 AM
My husband and I just bought our first house at the end of May.  Smiley  We've been slowly working on setting up our space, and one of the spaces both of us have loved working on is the porch.  The previous owner had a roof put up and installed a ceiling fan to help with the southern heat, and even put up a shade on one side to battle the glare of the setting sun in the evenings.  I wanted to make the space one that we could have friends over to enjoy, but not spend too much money on it.  We got a great loveseat from Target on sale over Memorial Day, and I've been slowly picking up throw pillows and lanterns and such on sale.  But I had the hardest time finding a coffee table I liked.

With the very sedate white banister, brown deck, and brown wicker furniture, there just wasn't much color going on out there, so I looked high and low for a brighter coffee table.  The ones I liked best were all things like distressed trunks from India, for $300+.  Something I just wasn't willing to pay, especially for an item that will be exposed to the elements.  While searching I bumped into a great stenciled bench tutorial on Cut Out + Keep.  I loved her use of bright colors and the fun of the stencils.  So, I looked for a plain, unfinished pine table on Amazon for $80, with free shipping.  

Then I picked up a bright turquoise water based paint for $9, and a mandala stencil for $5, plus a sanding block and some polyurathane for $10, all from Home Depot. Here it is in its new home.


I used the whole mandala stencil in the middle, and a portion of the stencil on each side, simply taping off the areas I wished to avoid.  If anyone wants more details on how to do it, I suggest checking the tutorial I linked to above, on Cut Out + Keep.  All in all I spent about $110 on the project, including the table and all the materials, and I'm thrilled with the results.


And here's a close up of the center stencil.


Thanks for looking!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Mrs. Weasley Inspired Burrow Afghan (with mini tutorial/pattern) on: July 16, 2016 11:10:27 AM
I recently organized & participated in the I Want to Live in the Burrow Swap, which was a housewares swap, inspired by the world of Harry Potter.  Participants could make HP themed houseware items, or items that felt like they could be found in the Burrow, the house the Weasley family lives in.  I had the good fortune to be partnered up with sheepBlue, one of my Craftster Crushes.  She mentioned enjoying blankets to snuggle up with in the winter, and loving Mrs. Weasley's scrappy style, so I clearly had to make her a Weasley Afghan!  



I dug through my stash and found that I had a lot of miscellaneous skeins of lion brand homespun yarn in a mix of colors.  And though I searched through many patterns trying to find a scrappy way to use the mixed up colors, I just couldn't find anything that worked with the varying amounts I had of each.  Many of the colors have been discontinued I couldn't buy more of them, even if I wanted to.  In the end I decided to try combining elements of a few different patterns I had seen, to try to make something work with what I had on hand.  The two main patterns I was inspired by were the Lazy Girl Crochet Blanket, which used 2 strands of super bulky yarn crocheted together in a V Stitch, and the Fast and Easy Crochet Throw, which used 4 strands of worsted weight yarn that changed out one strand color at a time to get an ombre effect.



I used 2 strands of bulky weight (not super bulky), held together and crocheted in the V Stitch.  I used approximately 14-15 skeins, 9.5 of which were from my stash.  I bought 2 brand new skeins of yarn in barley, and 4 partial skeins of various colors on ebay for about .80 cents each.  Each partial skein was somewhere between 1/2 and 7/8 of a full skein.  To create the ombre effect, you'll have to think about what colors you have, how much you have of each, and how you'd like them to progress.  I started by laying them all out and creating a "rainbow" or color wheel.  Then I made myself a vague chart, based on the number of rows I planned to do, and how I wanted the shades of color to blend.  I've included it below, but if you do this on your own, yours will vary based on what colors and amounts you have on hand.

Here's a close up of the ombre effect created by swapping out 1 strand of yarn at a time.  


If you want to try this yourself, here's the basic directions for making a V Stitch Afghan.  My "afghan" is actually big enough to cover the top of a queen sized bed!  Somewhere in the vicinity of 60"x80"   You can size yours up or down from mine, simply by increasing or decreasing your initial chain by multiples of 6.  

1. Chain 72  (You can do this with any foundation chain that is a multiple of 6)
2. 2 dc in 4th chain from hook. (This is the V-stitch).
3. Skip 1, 2 dc in next ch.
4. Repeat #3 until there are two chains left.
5. Sk 1, dc in last ch. This completes your first row of V-stitches bordered by 1 dc on either end of the row.
6. Now you're ready to start your next row, so turn the work and ch 3 for you first dc of the new row.
7. Skip 2, 2 dc in the space between the two dc that make the V from the row below.
8. Repeat Step 7 across the V-stitches of the row below.
9. Skip 1, dc in last ch.
10. Repeat #6 - #9 until the project is the length you desire. Finish off and weave in ends.

I added fringe by using the 'book' method of measuring.  You can find a good tutorial for it HERE.



Finally, in case anyone wants to know the yarns & progression I used, I've outlined them both below.
3 skeins Tumbleweed
2 skeins Light Blue?  (Cannot find the name)
1.5 skeins Russet
1 skein Wildfire
7/8 skein Prairie
1 skein Adirondack
7/8 skein Light Purple
1 skein Barrington
3/4 skein Khaki
2 skeins Barley
1/2 skein Tan?  (Cannot find the name)

Progression of Colors
Rows 1-4 Tumbleweed & light blue
Row 5 Tumbleweed & Tumbleweed
Row 6-7 Tumbleweed & Russet
Row 8-10 Tumbleweed & Wildfire
Row 11-12 Wildfire & Russet
Row 13-14 Tumbleweed & Wildfire
Row 15-16 Tumbleweed & Russet
Row 17 Tumbleweed & Tumbleweed
Row 18 Tumbleweed & light blue
Row 19-20 light blue & Prairie
Row 21 light blue & Tumbleweed
Row 22-23 light blue & Adirondack
Row 24-26 light blue & Light Purple
Row 27-28 Light Purple & Barrington
Row 29-31 Light Purple & light blue
Row 32-34 light blue & Adirondack
Row 35-36 Adirondack & Prairie
Row 37-38 Prarie & Khaki
Row 39-40 Adirondack & Khaki
Row 41 Khaki & Tumbleweed
Row 42 Tumbleweed & Barley
Row 42-43 Barley & Russet
Row 44-46 Barley & Wildfire
Row 46-49 Wildfire & Russet
Row 50-51 Barley & Wildfire
Row 52-54 Barley & Russet
Row 55-58 Barley & Light Blue
5   / JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Featured Projects for January-June 2016 on: July 07, 2016 09:30:26 AM
By hitting the "This Rocks" button, Craftster members have chosen the Featured Crochet Projects for the First Half of 2016! Thanks for your contributions and congratulations!

6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Harry Potter - I Want to Live in the Burrow Swap Gallery on: July 06, 2016 07:06:35 AM
Harry Potter - I Want to Live in the Burrow Swap GALLERY!


"I think it's brilliant." - Harry
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Portkey Back to the Original Thread


PARTNERS
Mistress Jennie ---> sheepBlue
sheepBlue ---> Mistress Jennie

noodle-bug ---> Ant Bee

Ant Bee ---> noodle-bug

edelC ---> Inselaeffchen
Inselaeffchen (sent 7/15) ---> edelC

fatewineroses (sent 7/14) ---> rjannelle
rjannelle (sent 7/12) ---> fatewineroses

FiberAlchemist
---> patty_o_furniture
patty_o_furniture (sent 7/12) ---> FiberAlchemist


jenleahlynn (sent 7/12) ---> ErinAquaheart
ErinAquaheart (est send remainder on 7/15) ---> jenleahlynn

dinkime ---> teag
teag ---> dinkime


itsmereba (sent 7/12) ---> seeuudee
seeuudee (sent 7/12) ---> itsmereba


Status Colors
SENDING:
Green = Sent
Orange = Sending Late with Communication
Pink = Sent Partial Package
Red = LATE, NO COMMUNICATION, CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY!

RECEIVING:
Blue = Received (but haven't POSTED pictures yet)
Purple = Received & Posted Pictures

Strikethrough = Feedback Given
GLOWING RED=NEGATIVE FEEDBACK
7  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Harry Potter - I Want to Live in the Burrow Swap (Signups CLOSED; Send 7/11) on: June 03, 2016 11:56:14 AM
Harry Potter - I Want to Live in the Burrow Swap


"I think it's brilliant." - Harry
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


Portkey to the Gallery of Cozy Home Magic!

Swap name: Harry Potter - I Want to Live in the Burrow Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Mistress Jennie
Sign-up date range: June 3rd-19th, 2016
Date to send item by: July 11th, 2016

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


Details of this totally awesome swap:

What Harry Potter fan wouldn't love to live in the Burrow?  A house filled with magic and love, plus a whole lot of gingers!  Harry, who has grown up in his Aunt Petunia's very tidy, very boring, and very non-magical home, falls in love with the Burrow on his first trip there, after being rescued from Little Winging by Fred, George and Ron.  There he finds an overgrown garden full of real gnomes, stacks of dishes washing themselves in the sink, endless home cooking from Molly Weasley, and rooms stacked one on top of another, seemingly by magic.  For this swap we will be crafting 1 Medium to Large, Harry Potter inspired houseware item for your partner.  The object can be any size in physical dimensions, but should take a minimum of 2-3 hours, (or more!) of crafting time.

Think beyond House Scarves or wands and into the realm of objects to cozy-up your partner's home.  These can be subtle nods to the HP books and movies, or more overtly HP-specific creations.  If you're going for subtle, how about a scrappy rag rug like Molly might make out of worn clothes?  Or a Weasely Clock for your partner to keep track of their family.  If you want to bring a little extra light into your partners home you could create a Sirius Black Quote Lamp.  If your partner's kitchen feels a bit drab, you could make them a set of HP dishcloths to warm it up.  

Other ideas include:
Cross Stitched Wall Art
Crocheted House Unity Afghan
Hogwarts House Coasters
Deathly Hallows Quilt
Tale of the Three Brothers Plaque
HP Felt Coasters
Ravenclaw Baby Quilt
HP Embroidered Cloth Napkins
Philosopher's Stone Reliquary
Owl Post Hoopla
HP Paper Pieced Quilted Wall Hanging
Gryffin-ghan!
Slug & Jiggers Shrine
HP Love Tea Towels by sheepBlue
Biscuit Cutter Wind Chimes
Jelly Bowl Chandeliers
Patchwork Curtains
Free Motion Embroidery Owl Portrait
Stenciled Owl Pillow
Dumbledore Dream Catcher
Weasley Christmas Tree Skirt


I will allow people to IYP (Invite Your Partner) for this swap if they wish, but it is certainly not required.  If you wish to partner someone specific you must ask them, and then BOTH of you must send a PM expressing that wish.  Please remember that not everyone is able to swap when asked, or might not have the time/funds/desire to participate this round.  If they say no, please accept that 'no' gracefully.  You and your partner should discuss whether you want to stay on the Medium end of the crafting minimum, or if you both want to "go big" and craft something in the realm of a Large.

Please remember that communication is vital to a good swap experience! So in addition to talking with your partner, please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing within the swap thread! Per Craftster rules, you MUST post in the Swap Thread at least once, or risk being dropped from the swap.


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Harry Potter - I Want to Live in the Burrow Swap

Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
If necessary, would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

What are you favorite crafts to make?
What kind of crafts do you like to receive?
Any special wishes? (no guarantees)
Anything you really DON'T want to receive? (i.e. animal products, religious, adult", HP items you already have)

Do you prefer blatant nods to HP, or more subtle creations for your home?
Is there an area in your home you'd especially like something for?  (Your kitchen, a nursery, etc.)
If so, please describe the room(s) for your partner:
Is there something your home is specifically in need of?  (For example, you desperately need dishtowels)
 
What house do you belong to/support?

Who/What is your favorite HP...
Character?
Class?
Magical Creature?
Spell/Charm/Curse/Potion?
Magical Shop?
Magical Item?
Book?
Movie?
Actor?
Quote?

Do you celebrate Christmas, and if so do you decorate with HP ornaments on your tree?

Do you or anyone in your home smoke?
Do you have pets?
Are you allergic to anything?
Do you have any food/treat allergies?

LIKES
Colors:
Patterns/Symbols/Motifs:
Materials:
Flavors:

DISLIKES

Patterns/Symbols/Motifs:
Materials:
Flavors:

Anything else to tell your partner? (A great place to list your blog, Facebook, pinterest, sizes, etc.)



IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.



Participants:
1. Mistress Jennie  Kiss
2. sheepBlue  Kiss
3. noodle-bug  CoolKiss
4. Ant Bee Kiss
5. fatewineroses  Kiss
6. edelC Cool Kiss
7. Inselaeffchen  Cool Kiss
8. FiberAlchemist  Kiss
9. dinkime
10. jenleahlynn  Kiss
11. rjannelle  Cool Kiss
12. patty_o_furniture  Kiss
13. ErinAquaheart  Kiss
14. itsmereba
15. teag
16. seeuudee Cool

 Cool = International Swapper
 Kiss = Partnered (IYP)



Partners:
Mistress Jennie <---> sheepBlue
noodle-bug <---> Ant Bee
edelC <---> Inselaeffchen
fatewineroses <---> rjannelle
FiberAlchemist <---> patty_o_furniture
jenleahlynn <---> ErinAquaheart
dinkime <---> teag
itsmereba <---> seeuudee
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Expecto Patronum Night Lights on: May 11, 2016 03:55:17 PM
"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." - Albus Dumbledore

While searching for supplies from one of my regular vendors, I came across some beautiful geode slices.  As soon as I saw them, I knew I wanted to turn them into night lights.  But not your run of the mill night lights, Patronus Night Lights!  Because what could be a better comfort in the dark, than your very own Patronus standing guard?

I love how different each and every slice is, and how the light shines out from behind the pewter stags, in a cool blue glow.  The second photo shows what they look like when illuminated.






9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Vintage Inspired Earrings on: May 11, 2016 09:14:39 AM
I've been crafting a lot lately, but seem to have gotten into a rut of making the same things over and over.  In an effort to break out of my uninspired streak, I pulled out my stash of Vintaj supplies, Swarovski crystals, and Czech glass beads, and started playing around last week.  I ended up spending an afternoon happily making lots of new earrings!  And best of all, by the end of it I felt happy and inspired again.  So much so that I spent the next day making pendants from antique keys.  (To be posted shortly!)

Here's what I came up with...

Golden Stars with emerald crystals and pearls.


Emerald Chandeliers


Black Butterflies with purple Czech glass flowers


Silver Birds with purple Czech glass flowers


Black Feathers with milky blue Czech glass bird beads


Copper Chains with milky blue Czech glass flowers


Art Nouveau Ladies with purple Czech glass flowers



10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / ~*HP Craftalong - Midsummer Semester 2016*~ on: May 10, 2016 07:59:56 AM

~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Semester 2016*~

~*Begins June 1st, 2016*~
~*Ends September 30th, 2016*~



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!


~*HPC PROJECTS*~
---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 AT THE TIME OF POSTING.  If your item is a private piece, or is being kept secret for a Craft Swap, you are more than welcome to post a link for the Headmistress to view.  EDIT 4/17/15: As of today, I will no longer be posting reminders to folks about pictures.  I simply do not have the time to chase folks down for pictures.  If you post your project without a photo or photo link, it will simply not be counted when I tally House Points.
---For any cooking/food project, in addition to a photo, you must post a complete recipe, or link to the complete recipe you used.  No recipe = no points.  [EDIT due to questions: *For our purposes, a "complete recipe" means it includes a full set of ingredients that includes amounts, and step-by-step instructions that another HPC member could replicate themselves at home.  Think of writing your recipe with a beginner cook in mind, who needs full instructions.
---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:
Class/Challenge/House Pride:
SPEW: (If your item is for charity, enter that here; if not leave blank or add n/a.)
House:
Project Name:
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques/recipe used, any fun tips, etc.)
Project Picture: (REQUIRED! NO PICTURE (or link) = NO HOUSE POINTS)


-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.
-When posting your projects, you are more than welcome to post more than one at a time. But if you do so, then please attempt to post your projects in alphabetical order by SUBJECT.  Bertie Bott's Beans, Detention Prompts, and Headmistress Challenges should be posted under B, D, & H respectively.  For more information, see this post.



~*HPC FAQs*~
---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 Mistress Jennie's Central Timezone (Tennessee 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 Headmistress Mistress Jennie.  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.


~*House Points*~
~*Your triumphs will earn you points*~
Points System
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!)[/color]


~*HPC Portkeys*~
Headmistress Tower (Headmistress Challenges)
Deputy Headmistress's Office - S.P.E.W. Headquarters
Badge Station
Floo Powder Challenge Series
Quidditch Pitch
Diagon Alley
Magician of the Month
Wizard & Witch Career Placement Agency
Pinterest Pixie's Projects Page
Hogwarts Kitchens
HPC Facebook Group

House Keys
7th Floor Gryffindor
Hufflepuff PARTY Common Room
Ravenclaw Tower
Slytherin Dungeon



Professors' Classrooms
Detention in the Dungeons
Alchemy
Apparition
Arithmancy
Astronomy
Care of Magical Creatures
Charms
Defense Against the Dark Arts
Divination
Flying
Herbology
History of Magic
Muggle Studies
Potions Dungeon
Study of Ancient Runes
Transfiguration
Ordinary Wizarding Levels
Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests


~*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.

~*HPC on Facebook*~
The HPC is now on Facebook!  This is a way to share links, photos, or videos with your friends here in the HPC, that you cannot post on Craftster.  Please feel free to use the page to ask questions, share craft related or Harry Potter related links, pictures of your kids dressing up like Hogwarts students, or anything else that might be of interest to the group.  This group is Closed, so folks must message me with BOTH their Craftster username, and a way to locate you on Facebook, in order to be added. This is to keep it to just folks within the Craftalong, rather than a general HP forum, and anyone who participates here is welcome there as well.  If you send me a message via FB, PLEASE include your Craftster username.  We've been getting lots of requests to join, from faux accounts who just want to spam us with porn, so I've become *extra* cautious about adding folks.
  
~*Summer HPC Staff*~
Headmistress Mistress Jennie
Deputy Headmistress noodle-bug

Gryffindor Head of House Abbeeroad
Hufflepuff Head of House Moonflame
Ravenclaw Head of House FiberAlchemist
Slytherin Head of House ErinAquaheart

Alchemy Professor TechnicolorAquahearts
Apparition edelC
Arithmancy Professor noodle-bug
Astronomy Professor Inselaeffchen
Care of Magical Creatures ErinAquaheart
Charms Professor edelC
Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor Magpirate
Divination Professor ErinAquaheart
Flying Professor gaudiknight
Herbology Professor Inselaeffchen
History of Magic jenleahlynn
Muggle Studies Professor Magpirate
Potions Professor noodle-bug
Study of Ancient Runes TechnicolorAquahearts
Transfiguration Professor ErinAquaheart

Kitchen Elf Abbeeroad
Pinterest Pixie audio

~*Past HPC Semesters*~
Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2012/2013, Spring 2013, Summer 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2013/2014, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2014/2015 Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2015/2016, Spring 2016

~*Previous Winner of House Cup*~
Winter 2012/2013: Gryffindor
Spring 2013: Gryffindor
Summer 2013: Gryffindor
Fall 2013: Gryffindor
Winter 2013/2014: Ravenclaw
Spring 2014: Ravenclaw
Summer 2014: Ravenclaw
Fall 2014: Gryffindor
Winter 2014/2015: Gryffindor
Spring 2015: Gryffindor
Summer 2015: Gryffindor
Fall 2015: Gryffindor
Winter 2015/2016: Slytherin
Spring 2016: Slytherin
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