Wow, Mistress Jennie, your weekender bag turned out great! I love all the different fabrics. The lavender sachet is cute and I bet it smells lovely. It's sweet that your neighbor likes to give his wife jewelry, I'm sure she'll love the pendant, it's beautiful!
bluejanuary, the photo book is precious! That little goat is just too adorable. The Mario garland looks great, and I love the Hufflepuff banner!
Holy doughnuts, netchez! Those look delicious! I bet the fried things were tasty, too - if that makes you feel any better about the fact that they got eaten while you were cleaning...
midkiffsjoy, your mini pizzas look scrumptious.
AnnoyingBigSister, your cheesecake sounds wonderful!
AnnoyingLittleBrother, those ice-cream-covered brownies look so decadent. It sounds like your family had quite a feast!
AugustBell, it looks like the Doctor Who lantern was worth all the waiting! It turned out really well.
Ooh, pretty shiny shoes, J_Kieviet! The glued-shut savings box is a great idea, I wish I could put a Permanent Sticking Charm on my bank account sometimes... Your tiny elephant looks so pleased to be balanced on his egg!
I've got a bit of a project backlog...
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy Class
Project Name: Pi Bracelet
Brief Description: This beaded bracelet has a hidden meaning - the number of beads of each color correspond to the first twenty-five digits of pi: three red beads, then a black bead to represent the decimal point, then one orange bead, four yellow beads, etc. (I couldn't find the pi-inspired friendship bracelet I made in a previous semester, and I needed something to wear to commemorate Ultimate Pi Day this year, so I made this one...)
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's - Cherry
Project Name: Pecan Brittle
Project Page Link: Recipe for Microwave Peanut Brittle
Brief Description: Pecan brittle is a nice, portable dessert that you can munch on while admiring the beauty of the cherry blossoms. I used the peanut brittle recipe linked above and just substituted pecans for the peanuts, since that's what we had on hand.
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Care of Magical Creatures class
Project Name: Shepherd's Pie
Brief Description: Gnomes, with their lumpy bald heads, make me think of potatoes, so for my CoMC assignment I made a potato-based dish.
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 medium onion
1 1/2 cup frozen peas
10-12 baby carrots
3 small potatoes
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 packet shepherd's pie filling mix
butter (optional, for the mashed potatoes)
Pre-heat oven to 400*F. Peel and chop your potatoes and put them on the stove to boil. Mince the onion and chop the carrots. Brown your ground beef with the onion. Drain off any excess fat and add the garlic powder, filling mix, and 1/4 cup of water. Bring that to a boil, add the peas and carrots, and simmer for about five minutes. While that's going on, drain your potatoes and mash them (with some butter if you feel like it). Pour the beef mixture into a casserole dish and spread the mashed potatoes on top. Bake for 25 minutes, pull it out and sprinkle the cheese on top, and bake for another 5 minutes. Eat!
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination Class
Project Name: Daisies Etched Charm
Project Page Link: Etching Tutorial
Brief Description: I was born in April, so my birth flower is the daisy. I made an etched metal charm in honor of this cheerful flower.
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Headmistress's Challenge - March
Project Name: Discworld
Brief Description: Terry Pratchett's Discworld is a flat planet balanced on the backs of four giant elephants, which are in turn balanced on the back of an enormous turtle who swims through space. I made this model of Discworld out of craft foam.