(Before I forget, my name's changed from consultingcorsair to 3plyproblem) I just spent the last couple of hours going through all that I'd missed on here, and wow! You've all made so many wonderful things, it's really inspiring. I've had my first class ready to share for a couple of weeks now. I need to be less forgetful or I'll end up with Detention, heh!
Class/Challenge/House Pride: CoMC House: Hufflepuff! Project Name: Homesick Slippers Project Page Link: N/A Brief Description: I knitted these slippers as a gift for one of my dear friends, who's just started her second year at university. She's from up North but goes to uni quite close to where I live. Hopefully these slippers will keep her feet warm when her halls get cold, and help her cope with the harder times of being so far from her family. (Like noodle-bug, I got caught out by the variegated yarn, so my friend will be getting one orange slipper and one blue one! It's my favourite yarn ever, though, and super-cosy, so it could be worse.) Project Picture:
Do I get bonus points for wrapping them in tissue paper from the Harry Potter Studio Tours?
[sneaks into the Hufflepuff common room] What are you talking about? I definitely wasn't here a couple of semesters ago as a Ravenclaw, of course not... Now, if you'd kindly pass me a cauldron cake~
I got super-busy at the beginning of the year and it didn't really let up, but autumn came around and I knew I had to come back to the HPC. You've all made such amazing stuff, I've loved looking through it all to catch up! In my excitement I may have made a colour-coded list of assignments for different classes. Eight projects on there, which is possibly a little overambitious, but I'll try my best!
@consultingcorsair: ~*OWL Approved*~ I absolutely adore tied quilts, and I can't wait to see your finished OWL. Since this is your first go at a quilt, don't hesitate in posting questions; we have some HPCers experienced in the spellwork of quilts. Send blessings of luck!
Thank you, headmistress! I'm really glad to have so many talented crafters to turn to if I get stuck. (I had to go and look up tied quilts because I didn't know what you meant but that is exactly what I was thinking of, so you've helped me already, hehe!)
MamanTatoo - That owl jumper, I need it! So cute!
patty_o - Between that bottled venom and the wooden castle...
tiamatfire - That stitchwork is so tiny and pretty! I really wouldn't have the patience myself. I can't wait to see it finished!
Ant Bee - "Marvolos" cracked me up far more than it should have, just saying. :')
FreakieGeekie - Your Snape looks fantastic! How did you make his nose so well?
TechnicolourAquahearts - I'm waiting for my dinner right now, that banana bread isn't helping!
noodle_bug - It sucks that your camera was stolen. But that mug hug is gorgeous! I love all the buttons, it looks really cute. (And ooh~ pegloom! That's an awesome present.)
The only good thing about being too busy to look at this thread for a while, is coming back to loads of stunning crafts! Everything looks amazing! I've got to say, Foxy Sam, you Horcrux project is inspired. And patty_o, those marshmallows look so yummy! I'd love to have a go at them myself...
(If I was talking to you about Weasley jumpers, I saw your reply but now I can't find it, sorry!)
Although the dreaded exams are eating up all my time this month, it's just gearing me up for crafting again in February, and I think the new Detention challenge is going to be the motivation I need for my stripey Weasley jumper. I've also decided to propose my first OWL! I'm really excited!
OWL Subject & Option: History of Magic (Option 3: Craft something using a vintage pattern, material, or technique) House: Ravenclaw! Project Name: The Rather Uninventively-Titled Patchwork Quilt Brief Description: Quiltmaking is a traditional technique that is once again very popular in the Muggle world - and why should us witches miss out on the fun? I've never made a quilt before, and would love to have a huge snuggly patchwork quilt of my own (a desire not at all helped by all the Studio Ghibli I watch - seriously, the number of gorgeous-looking quilts in those films!) Although I'll have to buy some extra fabrics, this will also be an excuse to utilise some of my rather eclectic fabric stash. It'll either look beautiful or a monstrosity, but I'll love it either way, hehe! The quilt will either be the size of a single or double duvet, and I should start buying and making by the end of January. I really hope it turns out nice and lasts a long time - a good quilt should be something to treasure, after all.
TechnicolourAquahearts - Lovely scarf! It makes me really want to learn how to crochet more than chain stitches...
Kit the Brave - I got Charmed Knits for Christmas last year, and the first thing I made from it was one of those tiny Weasley jumpers. Yours looks better than mine, heh! (It's such a great book, isn't it? I've just finished the back of my first full-size and rather stripey Weasley jumper, now.)
Just caught up on the last few pages, and everything looks fantastic! I reckon there are going to be a lot of people very happy with their presents this Christmas, judging by all your posts.
I'm hoping to do my first OWL in the new year, and I was wondering how early I can propose it? I might not be able to start on it until February because January's going to be a very busy month of exams, but I'm really looking forward to it!
Bloody hell, you lot are brilliant! Twelve days in and over 30 pages of stunning work. It's worn me out just looking through them. I'm so glad to be back at Hogwarts again...
Thank you to the people who complimented my Zombie doll in the Fall Semester thread! My bff loves him (as did many others, to whom I had to shout "NO NEVER AGAIN" when they asked me for one, because I value my sanity! :'))
Anyway, to make up for my late arrival, here's my first project!
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy (& Ravenclaw Quidditch Practice?) House: Ravenclaw Project Name: Quidditch Colours Fingerless Gloves Brief Description: I went to my first muggle Quidditch match earlier this month, to support my friend's university team, the Reading Rocs, whose kit colours are red, black and gold. So it was a neat fit for my Alchemy homework (not to mention Quidditch practice! I reckon they'd be handy for a Chaser... ) So I knitted myself up a pair of fingerless gloves to show my support. Although the weather was freezing, and the second game lasted over an hour due to an incredibly tricky Snitch, so my fingers were almost falling off by the end! I think next time I'll make proper mittens... Project Picture:
It's just gone midnight here, so technically it's the 30th, but I finished him on the 29th, so I DID IT! My Zombie doll is done! Excuse me whilst I collapse of exhaustion...
Class/Challenge/House Pride: November Detention House: Ravenclaw Project Name: GallahadRingoHarry Zombie Doll Brief Description: A fully poseable wire frame, a mixture of hand and machine stitching (mostly hand), and a ridiculous amount of felt and time. He's sitting in a giftbag waiting to be given to my best friend, whose birthday it is on the last day of the fall semester. I'm so very glad to be finished with this, as it was so much work! He's the most complicated thing, other than a garment, that I've made. I'm very proud of him, too, though he isn't perfect. I just really hope she likes him! Project Picture:
I still need to catch up on the last couple of pages, but everyone's crafts still look fantastic! So many lovely things I can't point them all out, but @indigo_roses, your yarns looked gorgeous! The knitter in me just wants to grab them from the screen...
@pinkleo - Wow, that is alot of hats. And they're adorable!
@patty_o, @jennieingram and @Abbeeroad - I love all of your projects! So Christmassy...
I wish I could indulge in a little festive crafting myself, but I'm working on my November Detention and I won't let anything distract me! I finished the head today, with handsewing, a lot of felt, and the help of my good friend contact adhesive. I'm considering changing the mouth, but otherwise I think he's coming along splendidly - though we'll see what happens when I start on the body!