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1  Re: HP Craftalong - Setting up Fall Semester - DO NOT POST HERE in Craftalongs by noodle-bug on: August 30, 2015 05:31:47 PM
Potions Classroom
Severus Shape Appreciation Society
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2  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Summer Semester June 1-August 31, 2015 ~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by noodle-bug on: August 30, 2015 04:24:42 PM
Challenge; bean - bouliblaisse
House; ravenclaw
Project; wedding cuff
My friend needed some emergency embroidery for the cuff of his wedding shirt, after a mix up with the machine embroidery company... I hope that my fix, though not quite what he had planned, makes him feel beautiful

Challenge; Detention, August
House; ravenclaw
This project uses traditional craft forms of embroidery and applique, updated with bright modern colours and clean designs

Class; herbology
House; ravenclaw
A touch of lavender coloured blanket stitch

Challenge: library August
House; ravenclaw
I restocked on a few favorite colours of embroidery thread, the downside of which is needing to wind them all onto cardboard holders!

I love colour, and so I recommend a graphic novel that I especially enjoyed the use of colour in;'Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, by skottie young. It's based on the novel from the original series, and I adore the illustration style and gorgeous coloration

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3  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Summer Semester June 1-August 31, 2015 ~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by noodle-bug on: August 24, 2015 08:25:28 AM
Am I in time? I have no idea when midnight Jennie time is for me... ;-) if not, please let me know and I'll submit this for something else

Class; HoM
House; ravenclaw
Project; atom embroidery
I.am making an embroidered patchwork quilt for my nibbling yet to be born... A science alphabet one! Here is my competed a is for atom embroidery. The letter will overlap a little onto the surrounding patches, so I will finish blanket stitching it after construction (that's a couple if spare strand of thread so I don't run out of the right color)

I copied the image of the atomic structure diagram from one of my foundation year textbooks :-)
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4  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Summer Semester June 1-August 31, 2015 ~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by noodle-bug on: August 23, 2015 05:04:35 PM
Aaaaahhh I have been meaning to hand these in and can't believe I'm cutting it so close to deadline before doing it! Cripes!

Pinterest pixie; please don't pin these images, add they include photos of kids :-)

Ok, this is basically one project that I thought would take an afternoon, but actually took a month... For my nieces birthday I made her a personalised version of Guess Who with all her family as the characters. She sometimes gets a bit lost in her family as her parents are separated and both now have children with their current partners, so I think she feels a bit like piggy in the middle on occasion. I wanted to remind her that she had her own, completely unique and special family who adore her

Challenge; quidditch starting whistle
House; ravenclaw
Project; big cards

The first thing was to collect photos, edit then to size, print them off and mount them onto card to be the playing cards

Challenge; quidditch half time
House; ravenclaw
Project; small cards

The next step was to make the smaller images that would go onto the game boards, also mounted onto card and stalled with names :-) hopefully, the game will be very entertaining (and indeed my neice spent all afternoon of playing it, so it must be!). Cutting all 48 of these to size, very carefully with a Stanley knife, was NOT entertaining at all!!

Challenge; quidditch catch the snitch
House; ravenclaw
Project; game boards
They have updated the format of Guess Who, and I didn't think I could work with the old one; but a friend swapped me my new, specially purchased set for his old one (big thanks, big relief!). I dismantled all the tiny flip Windows, cleaned everything, sprayed the main bodies of the board gold and silver, and reassembled, putting my own pictures in place of the old ones

Challenge: quidditch warm up
House; ravenclaw
Project; game box
The old box was a bit bashed, with a torn part on the front of the lid. I prepared it for years of future use by spray painting it, and making a new front cardboard panel to go on top covering the tear - I used a scalpel to stencil out the words 'guess boo' (boo is the nickname we have always called my neice. My family is big on nicknames), and decorating it with some extra photos - also individually backed onto card to give it a good 3d quality
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5  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Summer Semester June 1-August 31, 2015 ~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by noodle-bug on: August 18, 2015 06:05:38 AM
Class; apparition
House: ravenclaw
Project: painted postcards
Slytherin Treasure Hunt; 5. Pygmy puff
I decided to add a little colour to the postcards, but still leave them for the kids to colour in. I used my friend watercolor pencils, which I've never used before so took some deliberation and care!

I used my cat's fur by observing it to paint this part, I wanted to get the colours and direction of lay right!

Class; flying
House; ravenclaw

This toddler sized bear hood will turn my friends kid into a little honey seeker!

Class; MR
House; ravenclaw
I used fishing line and lead weight to secure these quidditch figures in a fish tank! It's hard to get a photo because goldfish don't pose, and it's a spherical tank so it's hard to see all the pitch on one go! There are goal hoops to :-) the electric.water pump makes all the difference because it makes the cloaks flutter

Challenge: quidditch goal
House; ravenclaw
This set of postcards celebrates by awesome niece!

Challenge: quidditch pep talk
House: ravenclaw
New babies can be hard work, but dressing then up all cute can lift the spirits!
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6  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Summer Semester June 1-August 31, 2015 ~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by noodle-bug on: August 07, 2015 03:36:55 PM
Challenge: Bean, horseradish
House; ravenclaw
I write postcards to my niece and nephew every week, I thought it might be fun to draw some up using these beige blanks instead of buying them! I've done a letter of Bethany's name on each card, sorry it's a weird photo, the drawing is faint so hard to capture! I can't decide what to use to colour them, our maybe I will leave them for the kids to colour?

Challenge; Detention, June
House; ravenclaw
My nephew thinks these postcards spell his name, but secretly they are messages for his cat, written in code and then labelled so that kitty knows where to find them..

Challenge: Quidditch tune out
House; ravenclaw
I finally got a chance to sit down and update my smash book! I did a couple of months worth,
which still leaves me behind, but if I can get my are in fat yo get a couple if photos printed off I'll catch up soon (neeeeever gonna happen....)

Subject; History of Magic option 2
House; ravenclaw
I intend on making an entralac turban for my cousin, which will resistant the 4 Hogwarts houses;
- it will be slytherin green
- it warms the ravenclaw mind
- making a gift is a nice, hufflepuffy thing to do
- my cousin is SUCH a Gryffindor! There would be zero hatstalling!

I intend to knit this at work, during the half everyday when I have to sit upstairs waiting whole the audience come in. I think if I work fairly quickly, I can get a tier done every day, which means in total my turban should be done in exactly 3 weeks :-)

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7  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Summer Semester June 1-August 31, 2015 ~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by noodle-bug on: August 04, 2015 05:02:59 PM
Challenge; quidditch practice
House; Ravenclaw
Project: Davey lamps
Slytherin Treasure Hunt: 13 not our colour, and 8 liquid luck
Some colleagues are going to a 80s night in a Margaret Thatcher themed club. I don't know how much you guys know about Thatcher, but she's far from universally loved, and I decided I couldn't go because being in a place eulogising her would make me angry (I come from a family of previous miners). Some of the others are going dressed as miners in a tongue in cheek way (they are less angry people than me, I guess)... Anyway, I spotted this by making their Davey lamps!
I struggled to get the shape I wanted on the proto type, but tried again, here using plastic cups spray painted, on a cardboard base that hides the wiring

They'll be attached to the helmets by stick on Velcro. One of them is suspiciously slytherin green and silver... And the prototype below is hufflepuff colours... But there's no properly Ravenclaw one!!
Each circuit has 7 components - a bulb, wire from bulb to switch, switch, wire grin switch to battery,  battery, battery holder, wire from battery to bulb

Challenge: Quidditch snitch/snidget maker
House; ravenclaw
Project; ET finger
For the same fancy dress night, a friend wanted an ET glowing finger... I had to wear the glove the whole time I was sewing the circuit in, to make sure it was comfy, and had enough stretch.
When my friend folds her hand up to point a finger, she'll touch the press stud together, which acts as the switch to make the finger glow...
She'll paint it to match the rest of the outfit

Challenge: Quidditch Try out
House; ravenclaw
Project: prototype Davey lamp
Sytherin treasure hunt: 6, finders keepers and 11, just a time turner away
I am an electrician, as well as a crafter... Hence getting hit up for light up fancy dress help! Anyway, light up craft should be my best! This one, I sculptured the lamp surround from black tack (a sticky back metal foil tape). I first tried using black wrap (same stuff, except in sheets, not on a roll, and not sticky back), but I had to go back and fix it with tack so many times, it ended up all tack and no wrap!
The whole thing is made of found objects! I used left over bulbs from when Cats was in our theatre (hhhmmm... 20 years ago or so!!), plus all other stuff I scrounged up in the green room, including card board from the box our coffee machine came in...

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8  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Summer Semester June 1-August 31, 2015 ~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by noodle-bug on: July 28, 2015 06:22:00 AM
Class: Detention, July
House: Ravenclaw
Project: Song bird
When my friend Ben was last working at WarHorse with me, I used scraps of puppet leather to make him a little toy mouse who sat in his pocket in every performance, and was named Song Mouse (Ben plays Song Man, our folk singer narrative spirit)
Now Ben is back for a new contract, and when he started in March I promised I'd make him a new tiny friend to go in his other pocket! He requested a bird, and helped me gather bits of  scrap Joey leather, some Mic clips to be wings, and a snip of fabric from Ben's costume neck scarf... But it's taken me all these months to pull my fiber out and make Song bird!

Class; Divination
House; Ravenclaw
Project; Spurs hat
This hat is the first part towards a collection of baby football fan gear that wool be an ongoing craft project for me, for my friend's baby

Class; potions
House: ravenclaw
Project; shepards pie
I used this recipe, except a few changes; I added sour cream to the mash in place of milk & butter (plus I leave the songs on when I make mash, for added texture).. I also included some celery and fresh tomatoes in the stew part, and I made it veggie by using Quorn mince and a veggie stock. Making veggie stock, to keep it a nice deep flavor, I also add red wine, a teaspoon of marmite, and some worsester sauce.
These are the leftovers after my housemates shared it over our rainy weekend!
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9  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Summer Semester June 1-August 31, 2015 ~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by noodle-bug on: July 27, 2015 04:40:20 AM
Class: Alchemy
House: Ravenclaw
Project: a pair...
I busted my stash of left over bits of chunky sock yarn to make this pair of socks, knitted with love to help him externalise his inner brightness!

Class; House Unity
House; Ravenclaw
Project: .... And a spare
There was still some left over yarn, so I ended up making an extra sock! It's like a mix and match set :-) this ore had slytherin green and hufflepuff yellow!
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10  Re: One Awesome Harry Potter Thing (OAHPT) - Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by noodle-bug on: July 22, 2015 08:37:24 AM
Since I knew delivery was due, I took an extra bag to work to bring it home in, so it was no problem :-)

Here's an in situ shot of my rug petty in my window with all my mad craft supply boxes around it!

And here's a close up, you can see the white isn't solid white, it had all these cool doodles printed on it
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