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11  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~ Spring Semester Mar 1-May 31, 2015 ~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: February 27, 2015 02:34:57 PM
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12  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~ Spring Semester Mar 1-May 31, 2015 ~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: February 27, 2015 02:34:35 PM
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13  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2014/2015~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: February 22, 2015 09:12:57 PM
Oooh great ice-cream!  My sister is in the Halifax area so was inundated as well, thankfully not in any of the areas flooding now!

I've updated the Charms and DADA classrooms, please let me know if I missed one of your projects!
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2014/2015~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: February 22, 2015 09:31:21 AM
From what I understand Moonflame - you can include any projects you've done since you became an alumnus instead of being a student (so you completed 7 semesters)!
15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2014/2015~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: February 19, 2015 07:38:09 PM
Thanks!  PPD was harder for me to deal with than the one other time I've suffered with clinical depression, I think in part because you feel really, really guilty that you're sad with a new baby.  Especially when they're difficult, and/or have health problems.  I also never had the feelings of not wanting the baby or anything and some doctors and nurses still consider that to be a requirement for PPD (even though it isn't).  My friends and family have helped, and talking helps too.  I'm doing much better now thankfully, and I think going back to work will help too.
16  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2014/2015~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: February 19, 2015 04:52:48 PM
Love that TARDIS art!  It'd make a great wall poster.

Challenge: Bean - Pepper
House: Gryffindor
Name: Rainbow blankie

This is the other lot of yarn I and my kids were given as Christmas presents (the first was to make that little bear hood).  She gave me a pattern for a garter stitch blanket, but I haaaaaaaaaate doing acres of garter so I decided to try a granny stripe instead!  The black is what edges the border, to make the rainbow stand out more - just like how a bit of pepper brings out the flavour in a meal!



Class: Divination
House: Gryffindor
Name: Just for me

I suffered from PPD after the birth of my son, and didn't even realise it at the time.  I've been coming to terms with it, and dealing with it.  One of the things I had to do was create something special just for me, and when my mom gifted me with the beautiful dark yarn here I knew I had to make mittens.  The pattern is "Perianth" from Twist Collective, and the yarn is a delicious hand-dye from a local yarn store called "Adam & Eve" - dyed by Handmaiden.

The mittens took awhile to get right.  First I couldn't decide on a contrast, and when I did it just didn't work - the darkest tone in the contrast was too close to the lightest in the background.  Then I had to rip out my work and reknit when I realised that one end of the ball had more light patches than the other and I needed the darkest yarn for contrast.  With trial-and-error, I finally wound up with beautiful mittens.

The journey with my son has been similar.  He was beautiful but suffered from severe colic and reflux, and still isn't growing correctly.  But through trial and error we persevere, and I love him with all my heart.

17  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 106 ENTRIES / Re: The gluten-free gingerbread house on: February 18, 2015 08:08:44 PM
Thanks Pallie, that would be great!  I've made some really good cookies and things, but none have been strong enough to build a gingerbread house with.
18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2014/2015~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: February 18, 2015 07:25:52 PM
Moonflame, I really like those dishcloths!  I think I've seen that pattern in an afghan as well.  Gaudiknight the dresses are, as always, amazing.

I was able to get the bow tie on my little buddy this afternoon, so I thought I'd drop a cute bebe pick on you!

19  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2014/2015~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: February 17, 2015 09:12:50 PM
More great projects!  Love the watercolour, the inchies, and the suncatchers!  That body butter looks luscious as well.

Class: Transfiguration
House: Gryffindor
Name: Baby bow-ties

The only matches we use at home are the large box of strike-anywheres....hopefully they still count as a match box!  They're still not all that large.  At any rate, both these bows would fit in one!  I made them for my boy's 1st birthday and cake smash sessions.

20  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2014/2015~ JOIN ANYTIME! on: February 06, 2015 11:40:48 AM
Drive-by post, and a thank you for the honorable MoM mention! Smiley

Class: DADA
House: Gryffindor
Name: Bear hood

My kids Christmas presents from their Great-Aunt and Uncle were the yarn for me to make them a hood and blanket (she knows I like to knit, so it's sort of a present for me too).  This is the Burton Bear cowl, which I think someone else makes on here too!  I knit her the size 12-18 months so it'd be more close-fitting since it's quite cold where we live, and we just got through a blizzard.  It fits the prompt because the yarn is 50% wool, making it extra soft and warm.  It's also fuzzy (albeit not white!).




Challenge: Bertie Bott's BANANA
House: Gryffindor
Name: Cheery top and bloomers

My daughter has also been in a dress-loving phase lately, but I wanted to make her bloomers to go under them because she's still pretty rough-and-tumble!  This vintage pattern (from the late 60's early 70's) also came with a really cute reversible swing top, which looks pretty dress-like.  I sewed it up over a few hours the night before last.  She liked it, although as a fickle toddler she wouldn't be it on again yet!



Challenge: Headmistress FEBRUARY
House: Gryffindor
Name: Ooh-la-la!  Des fruits!

I've had this pinned for AGES, and this was a perfect opportunity to try it out (especially since I found a stack of prepared canvases from the art store stored away!).  I followed the tutorial pretty carefully, but didn't do a crackle finish, wrote the names out in marker instead of using scrapbook paper, and invented my own "orange" as well.  I'm pretty happy with them, but they're not mounted yet because we'll likely be moving shortly and I don't want to just take them down again right away!  EDIT: I forgot the link to the tutorial!  http://craftsbyamanda.com/2010/10/french-fruit-wall-art.html

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