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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~ Spring Semester Mar 1-May 31, 2015 ~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: Today at 05:08:03 PM
Note from Slytherin Head Of House
Our house dungeon is still looking quite derelict. The dreary atmosphere reflects your HoH's mood - sad, angsty and frustrated - and we can't keep either this way. Your input on fixing either situation would be greatly appreciated.

I'd like to gather your ideas of what it really means to be a Slytherin, and why that's awesome. I hope this list will inspire some House Pride projects. Being a Slytherin is about more than just snakes and green and silver, my dears!

You can expect the dungeon redecoration in the course of next week, when your HoH returns from personal leave.


Sorry for the lagging behind. I got news on Friday (just before the semesters swithed over) that my paternal grandmother's health had taken a turn for the worse and that she would likely die in the course of the week and today I was informed that she passed last Sunday. First worries and now grief and anguish have been weighing me down this week. I hope the funeral on Saturday will comfort us and provide closure, and I wish everybody will manage to leave the drama at home. My brothers and I are estranged from our father (hence the only finding about about the death 4 days after the fact) and it's been years since any of us have been denied on our final attempts to mend the relationship. I really don't know how the confrontation will play out, especially since everybody will already be super-emotional, but I'm praying for coolheadedness. I definitely want to go to the service, to pay my respects to my gran, to really say goodbye and also because I really don't want this messed-up relationship to rob me of these closing moments. But yeah, it's going to be a though and angsty couple of days...
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~ Spring Semester Mar 1-May 31, 2015 ~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: February 25, 2015 02:20:24 PM
Reserved for Slytherin
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2014/2015~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: February 24, 2015 03:00:39 AM
Good question Naantje!  Provided the pages submitted fit the prompt, AND take at least 30 minutes per submission, then official answer: Yes.   

I will say though, that I ask everyone not to abuse this answer.  To always put your best work into the coloring, and if you find that a page took only 15 minutes, then do 2.  This is a way to celebrate alternate crafting and creativity, but should not be a way to instant House Points.  Do your best work! Smiley

Yay! Smiley Thank you headmistress, rest assured that we won't take advantage of your kindness! With how intricate most of the pages in my book are, I definitely don't think they'll ever be under 30 minutes. I spent 2.5-3 hours on my first page yesterday! :O I had to start with the crafty page of course. It doesn't match any prompts, but I wanted to share anyway - it's just so appropriate. Smiley



Edit: Also, as a PS, I'm swatching a new yarn! When I bought the colouring book yesterday, there was yarn on sale that was already marked down from €2.49 a ball to €1.49, and then got added to a buy one, get second one half price sale. So I got two balls of fresh spring green, one ball of darker green to complement, and one ball of purple for contrast. My goddaughter has a hand-knit gift in her future! Cheesy
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2014/2015~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: February 23, 2015 10:44:20 AM
Headmisstress, I have a question (which could be relevant to others, hence asking publicly): I joined the hype and bought a colouring book for adults today - they're all the rage here - and was wondering if I could enter finished pages as projects in the HPC when they're a good match for a prompt. I'm not really sure they fit the paper crafts board here on craftster, but I do think they might help me relax and find my crafty groove back.
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists on: February 21, 2015 03:12:14 PM
I can't believe we're already in the 8th week of 2015 and I'm only now posting my first project!  Shocked You've all been so crafty already. Sorry for not commenting - it's just too hard to select from 66 pages of goodness. I did make a couple of paper-cut cards in January, but I still didn't take any pictures... My first project for 2015 is a good one though - at least, it's one I'm personally in love with already because it solves one of my domestic irritations.Smiley I'm a bad house-keeper and anything that helps make the house-keeping less of a hassle is a score in my book!

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one with this problem: empty hangers clutter up closets, and when ironing time comes around, you have to gather them in one central spot to hang the new clothes. Typically a basket, because for whatever reason: whenever I put them on the clothes rack, I constantly drop them on the floor. The basket isn't exactly a solution though: that very quickly turns into a hanger spaghetti! I remembered a solution a saw several years back in a retail clothes store, but I've never found anything similar available for purchase in the stores. I did find some on amazon this week when trying to remember how it worked, but why pay for something new, if you've got stuff lying around in the basement that begs to be repurposed? I honestly believe this thing will spare me many headaches. It's currently located next to my closet, and I feed it empty hangers whenever I take something off the hanger, and come ironing time, I just pick it up by one of the legs and tote it along to the living room (I iron while watching movies!) so I've got it available. I don't get why I waited this long to make one!

6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2014/2015~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: February 21, 2015 03:01:15 PM
Wowie, those mittens are sublime! :O I have loved many of the other projects too, I have for some reason just been drained of crafty juices myself in 2015. I am sure they will return. Yesterday I made the project below because I had gotten so fed up with empty hangers.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Hanger Storage
Project Page Link (if available): http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438199
Brief Description:
This semester's Divination prompt is all about welcoming desired changes in your life, and one change I greatly desire is keeping on top of the pile of laundry & ironing. I often joke that I have half of my clothes in my closet, half in the hamper, and half in my ironing basket. (I love buying new dresses, and I hate throwing out old clothes...) Honestly, I am getting better: I've currently got three nearly full loads of laundry (I wash darks, pales and reddish colours separately) and only one basket of ironing. I keep most of my clothes on hangers, which inevitably saddles me with lots of empty hangers as I empty out my closet and fill up the hamper. When it's time to iron, I have to raffle through all my clothes to find the empty hangers, and then toss all of them into a basket, so I have hangers with me when doing the ironing. It's tedious, and the basket always turns into a tangled mess of hanger spaghetti. No more! Years back I saw a hanger organiser used in a clothing retailer (I've only ever seen it in that one shop, though when researching this week, I also found them on amazon) and I figured it couldn't be that hard to replicate. I don't know why I waited all these years, because I've just had the thing two days now and my life is already better! Yesterday I ironed and I didn't have to deal with tangled hangers, and afterwards I placed it beside my closet, so that each time I empty a hanger, I can feed it into this organiser, which I already did this morning. The thing is easily picked up and moved around too (which is of course essential for it to work!). Smiley
Project Picture:


(Also: storage solutions make me happy. I guess that officially makes me an adult now?)
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Hanger Storage on: February 21, 2015 02:38:33 PM
I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one with this problem: empty hangers clutter up closets, and when ironing time comes around, you have to gather them in one central spot to hang the new clothes. Typically a basket, because for whatever reason: whenever I put them on the clothes rack, I constantly drop them on the floor. The basket isn't exactly a solution though: that very quickly turns into a hanger spaghetti! I remembered a solution a saw several years back in a retail clothes store, but I've never found anything similar available for purchase in the stores. I did find some on amazon this week when trying to remember how it worked, but why pay for something new, if you've got stuff lying around in the basement that begs to be repurposed? I honestly believe this thing will spare me many headaches. It's currently located next to my closet, and I feed it empty hangers whenever I take something off the hanger, and come ironing time, I just pick it up by one of the legs and tote it along to the living room (I iron while watching movies!) so I've got it available. I don't get why I waited this long to make one!



(Also, I wasn't sure if this was the right board to put it in. It's made from a piece of MDF that put our previous couch a bit higher off the ground, and the legs of my old sewing table, from when I still had a dedicated craft room in our previous rental place.)
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2014/2015~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: January 13, 2015 01:30:46 AM
Where did you find the pattern for that sweater tiamatfire? I'd love to make one too, for my goddaughter!
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists on: January 09, 2015 03:52:10 PM
Wow, you guys sure have been active in the last nine days! :O I'm taking (and studying for) my final exams, so not much crafting yet on this side. Still, I wanted to claim a spot for my 2015 list, because last year, this craftalong helped me reach over 50. (Still need to upload a couple of pictures even!)

I think the very earliest craft projects I can remember actively working on were these:
Ecoline blow paintings in kindergarten. (Yep, definitely remember blowing on a straw and making something spacey at age 4!)
Two projects I can remember from first grade (when I was 6):
- covering an entire sheet of paper in patches of differently coloured wax crayons, which the teacher then covered in Chinese ink. After that dried, we used toothpicks to draw by scratching of the ink. You got really nice multi-coloured lines.
- an embroidered pencil case. Though we really just used large AIDA fabric and coloured yarn to sample many styles of stitches, and then our teacher backed that fabric with a lining and made an envelope style pencil case that closed with button snaps. Still, I do remember the embroidery!

But I'm sure I did lots more from an even younger age, either in school or at home. My grandfather was an artist who was actually (eventually) able to make a living off his paintings, and my grandmother sewed practically all children's clothes herself. My two nieces and me really cherished the faux-fur winter coats she made us when we were 7, 5 and 3. My mom took after both of them, painting and sewing lots (she was top of her class when she took creative design in weekend art classes) and my father really got into ceramics. Our house was covered in art and crafts! I did stick to writing for a long time to focus my creativity, because I was quite good at that and also because my angsty teenage brain was afraid I wouldn't be able to live up to my heritage. Mainly I made mental pictures and then very intricately told my mum what to make. Tongue I do think my crafting can hold its own now, and I get many compliments on my knitting, so I'm quite pleased. I've realised that it's not a competition, I do it just for fun.

Naantje's list of 2015 Projects
1. Hanger storage - Feb 20th
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2014/2015~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: January 01, 2015 07:57:26 AM
Note from the Headmistress...

Reminder:  The deadline for the December Headmistress Challenges is tonight, at midnight Headmistress time.  (Central Standard Time.)  There will be a new challenge posted tomorrow.  Have a safe & happy New Year!

Oh drat, I totally forgot! Had two projects lined up no less... Good thing I can reassign them!

Class/Challenge/House Pride: House Unity - Gryffindor
House: Slytherin
Project Name: House colour charger pocket
Project Page Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437456
Brief Description:
Since Abbeeroad sent me a confirmation of receiving her HPC participant prize of last semester, I can post the charger pocket I crocheted her. I've been knitting so much lately that I had to get used to the hook again! How's that for Christmas spirit / House Unity, the Slytherin HoH sending gifts to Gryffindor students?
Project Picture:


Class/Challenge/House Pride: DADA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Customized T-shirt for my toddler goddaughter
Brief Description:
This holiday season, it was absolutely time to spoil my goddaughter. Thing is: with two older siblings (a brother and sister), loving parents and ready-to-spoil grandparents, the 18m.o. toddler has pretty much everything her heart could desire. At my wits end, I asked my SIL what my little darling might want or need, and she desperately needed size 86 long sleeved T-shirts. Her older sister wore that size in summer, so what they had on hand didn't do in this weather. While out shopping, I got really rather sad: the muggle stores around here seem to only carry highly gendered toddler clothes, with girl clothes in all shades off pink, covered in drawing of purses and captioned "I love my bags", or with a nice drawing but "I adore fashion" or "Pretty little me" or whatever. Now, the girl is pretty, but I have higher hopes for her than brainless pink barbie doll (I did adore barbies myself, but where are the OTHER options?!) I picked out a couple gender neutral T-shirts, but because there were so few, I also picked up a yeti-white tee to customise with icy flowers. Girly and elegant without being super-stereotypical. (Again: no hate on hot pink. When the girl can make her will known and she begs for hot pink everything, I will get the girl the hot pink everything she wants. But I like to offer variety.)
Project Picture:
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