edelC, that Sorting Hat tea cozy is fantastic! I love the shirts, too, great job!
Holy pile of puppets, ErinAquaheart! They are all adorable and so creative. I want to go trick-or-treating at your house this year...
I'm excited to see your OWL, WhistleFish, that pattern looks really cute.
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination class
Project Name: Nerdy Bookshelf Picture
Brief Description: For this assignment, I focused on the "achievement in arts" aspect of the Sun card. I consider this picture an achievement because I don't have a lot of experience making digital art, but I think it turned out rather well. I took images of nerdy things from the internet and combined them into one picture using the GIMP
. (I'm particularly proud of the transparency effect I made with the jar.) The nerdy items are an Ankh-Morpork City Watch badge, Harry Potter's wand, the Tenth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver, Mr. Pointy (the stake from Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Belle's chipped cup from Once Upon a Time, a block of diamond ore from Minecraft, and a leather-bound set of Lord of the Rings books.
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Philosopher's Stone #3 (Plant Pains)
Project Name: Hot Butterbeer
Project Page Link: Recipe page
Brief Description: I've tried various Butterbeer recipes in the past, and none of them impressed me. All of the recipes I used were for chilled Butterbeer, though, and today was such a cold wet bundle-up-and-drink-something-warm day I wanted to try a hot one instead. I followed the recipe at the link above, except I didn't have any butterscotch topping so I used butterscotch schnappes instead (in both the drink and the whipped cream). It turned out really well!
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfiguration class
Project Name: Kindle Stand
Brief Description: My least favorite chore is washing dishes, but I have discovered that if I prop my Kindle Fire up in front of the sink and play Doctor Who or Once Upon a Time, I'll wash all the dishes in the house and even come up with other things to clean (the stove, the inside of the microwave, etc) if I run out of dishes before the end of the episode. When the makeshift cardboard stand I'd been using fell apart I figured it was time to make a nice, sturdy one to replace it. The basswood, tiny hinge, and spray paint I used were all from my stash.
(I sawed a little too far into the left side and had to patch the cuts, and my camera's flash highlighted the spackle. It's not that obvious in real life...)