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« on: August 28, 2012 03:11:52 PM »

Harry Potter Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2012~

~*Started September 1, 2012*~
~*Ended November 30, 2012*~

~*An amazing 240 projects posted in 13 weeks!*~
~*That's about 3 projects posted per day!*~


Welcome to Hogwarts!
The Harry Potter Craftalong (HPC) is not your typical craftalong; we are gathered here to celebrate our love of crafting and the Wonderful World of Harry Potter.  In the HPC you will be completing classes and challenges with your skills in crafty magic.  These classes and challenges all have HP centered themes, but your crafts do not have to be “Harry Potter”.  Your mission, as a student at Hogwarts, is to complete at least one class or challenge during this semester.  You may join any time during the semester.  I hope you join in our fun; the HPC is a great way to stretch your crafty muscles, meet HP crafters, and have fun!


~*HPC PROJECTS*~
---The HPC is here to help us each finish projects and to explore new challenges as we better our crafting skills.  Prompts and guidelines are there to help stimulate creativity and growth; the size and complexity of the project submitted should reflect a level of personal growth and challenge over the time you spend in the HPC.
---Projects for the HPC should represent your best crafty skills.  Take pride in your work.  Classes and challenges should take a minimum of 30 minutes to make. 
---A project can only be submitted for one class/challenge (the same project cannot be entered in multiple categories) unless noted in prompt (it will be CLEARLY noted if allowed).
---Projects must be turned in within the timeframe designated by the type of assignment or challenge.
---There is SO MUCH to do in the HPC.  Do not feel like you have to craft everything.  Think of the HPC as a "Choose Your Own Adventure".  Craft what inspires you, but don't try to do everything and get burned out.  Keep in mind the wise words of Deputy Headmistress jennieingram, "It does not do to dwell on lists and forget to craft." 



~*HOW TO TURN IN A PROJECT*~
For each assignment/challenge, use this header:
Class/Challenge/House Pride:
House:
Project Name:
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques/recipe used, any fun tips, etc.)
Project Picture:
Feel free to also include your house and any storycrafting you've created for your project.
---You can add more than one project to your post, but a header must be used for each project.


~*HPC FAQs*~
---How long is a semester?  Semesters are as follows: FALL-September, October, November; WINTER- December, January, February; SPRING-March, April, May; SUMMER-June, July, August
---When can I join?  You can join anytime in the semester.
---Do I have to signup to join this craftalong? No, all you have to do is post in the thread a hi or completed project post.
---How do I complete a semester/earn my year? To complete a semester/year, you only have to complete one class or challenge during the semester.
---What timezone do we use?  We use Headmistress pinkleo's Central Timezone (Texas time).
---Do you sort me?  NO, you will decide which house you belong to, but you can only choose one.
---I have a problem or question; who can I ask?  You can send a Personal Message (PM) to Headmistress pinkleo.  You can also ask specific questions to HPC staff.  And you can post your question in the thread; our students are very helpful!
---Can I turn in something I did earlier? With a very few exceptions the answer is NO!  You must complete your project during the current semester. Exceptions are Detention and OWLs; look for details about these projects in their information posts.
---Are we swapping? No, this is not an organized swap.  We are just encouraging crafting with a HP twist.  But if you enjoy swapping, keep an eye out for HP themed swap info in our thread.
---Do I have to craft all the classes and challenges? NO, you pick what you inspires you.  There is tons to choose from so choose your own HP Craft Adventure through the castle.
---What kind of projects are allowed for classes/challenges? If Craftster has a category for it, then it is a viable HPC project.  And since Craftster has a board for almost everything, your choices are vast.
---Does my craft project have to be Harry Potter themed? NO, if your item fulfills the class/challenge prompt, then it can be posted in the HPC.  Above all, we are here to encourage crafting.


~*HPC Portkeys*~
Headmistress' Tower
Deputy Headmistress' Office
S.P.E.W.
Detention in the Dungeon
Witch & Wizard of the Week
Special Award for Services to the School

House Links
Ravenclaw: Wit Beyond Measure
The Hufflepuff Gazette
Gryffindor: Come get your Butterbeer Cookies!
Gryffindor FOC OT Common Room
Slytherin will help you on your way to crafting greatness!

Professors' Classrooms
Astronomy Tower
Care of Magical Creatures
Charms Classroom
Divination Room
Herbology Greenhouse
Dungeon Five - Potions
Classroom 1B - Transfiguration

Robe Shops
Baroness rossie's Fine Robes & Luxury Custom Garments
Baroness Jillybean's Wonderful Wizarding Robes
PattyO's Parlor



~*The Great Hall OT Chat*~
Craftster craftalongs are for crafting and crafting encouragement.  If you would like to talk off-topic, such as in-depth Harry Potter discussions, then please visit the The Great Hall.  Thank you for keeping the HPC within Craftster guidelines.



~*Fall HPC Staff*~
Headmistress pinkleo
Deputy Headmistress jennieingram

Gryffindor Head of House Abbeeroad
Ravenclaw Head of House PenguinSoup
Ravenclaw Prefect FiberAlchemist
Hufflepuff Head of House patty_o_furniture
Hufflepuff Prefect jillybeans
Slytherin Head of House lightninglisa
Slytherin Prefect Naantje

OWL Examiners pinkleo & jennieingram
Potions Professor FiberAlchemist
Charms & Astronomy Professor SiakelA
Divination & Herbology Professor jillybeans
Care of Magical Creatures & Transfiguration Professor teag

Badge Baronesses patty_o_furniture, jillybeans, rossie
Spreadsheet Sorceress jennieingram



~*Past HPC Semester*~
Summer 2012

~*I want to give my gratitude to the HPKCHC on Ravelry which was the inspiration point for the craftalong.*~

~* HPC OWL NOTICE: A poll will be taken at the end of semester regarding House Points.  Think if you would like House Points for Winter or if you like it just the way it is this semester.  Your input would be greatly valued.*~
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012 03:12:15 PM »

~*Current Challenges*~
*Ride Across Black Lake: Add a link to this craftalong in your signature or craft an item inspired by the Black Lake.
*Cauldron Treat (CT): Create and share a yummy treat.
*Voting is Magic: Has Ended
*Happy Hogwarts Halloween (HHH): Has Ended
*Geminio: Create 2 (or more!) identical copies of the same object or replicate an existing object.


~*Quidditch Field*~
*September Practice (SQ): Has Ended
*October Practice (OQ): Has Ended

*November Practice (NQ): Craft for a Cause!


~*House Pride & House Unity*~
You can turn in as many House Pride or House Unity projects as you wish.  These are projects inspired by one of the Hogwarts Houses.  House Pride would be projects representing your house, and House Unity would be projects representing the other houses or a combination of houses.  They can be inspired by house colors, mascots, founders, heads, past members, house ghosts, etc.


~*Fall Classes*~
---Alchemy: This fall we shall be looking into the alchemy study of turning base metals into gold. Create something “golden” made from recycled materials. This could be actually golden in color, or just something you might consider “worth its weight in gold”, like a self-filling cat dish, or other handy contraption. 
---Apparition: Apparition is a method of transporting oneself magically from one location to another; the traveler must focus and picture in their mind where they wish to travel.  Create a project that represents where you wish you could travel; make sure the location is clear so that you don’t get splinched!
---Arithmancy: Pi, 3.141593…, is a mathematical constant whose value is the ration of any circle’s circumference to its diameter.  Use Pi to as an inspiration in your craft; for example, you can use the numerical value to create stripes or be inspired to create something that is circular.
---Astronomy: To understand constellations, create something that uses the constellation in its design. It can either be the pattern of the stars, or another interpretation of the constellation.  For instance, if you wanted to create something with the constellation Leo, you could use the actual constellation, a lion, or the Leo zodiac sign and any of those would apply.
---Care of Magical Creatures: Nifflers love treasure.  They have a fondness for anything glittery and shiny, which makes them wonderful for locating anything metallic or shimmery, but they might bite if a person is wearing any jewelry, so BE CAREFUL!   Create something that a niffler would love.
---Charms: Practice your Cheering Charm.  To master this charm, create something that cheers up someone and puts a smile on their face.
---Defence Against the Dark Arts: To be able to protect yourselves, you must learn about Dark Creatures such as Dementor, Lethifold, Basilisk, Grindylow, Acromantula, Vampire & Werewolf.  To show you have sufficient knowledge to be able to combat these Dark Creatures, create something inspired by one or more of these dark creatures, or create something that will help you defeat one or more of them.
---Divination: Divination is used to gain insight through the use of a ritual. There are many different types of rituals that divination uses to glean this information. This semester, we will be studying the technique of Palmistry.  Craft something involving the symbolism of hands.  Put your hands to word to make some hands!
---Flying: Is there anything better then grabbing your broom and heading for the skies?  I think not!  Let’s celebrate the joy of flying by crafting something related to the sky.   It could be something sky blue in color, something that comes from the sky like snow or sunshine, or has to do with the element of air.
---Herbology: Plants are so versatile!  They can be used in potions and cures, like say a Mandrake Restorative Draught to cure those how have been petrified.  It can also be used to guard precious object, for instance Devil's Snare.  Plants can also be part of your crafting adventures!  Craft something with the use of plants, or as the focus of your crafts!
---History of Magic: We will be studying the First Wizarding War, in particular the contributions and valiant efforts of the First Order of the Phoenix.  Craft something inspired by the First Order of the Phoenix or any of their members.
---Muggle Studies: Here in the wizarding world, we are very fortunate to have talented healers amongst us; muggles are left with non-magical methods to cure themselves.  To show our kindness, without revealing ourselves, we shall craft something that would be comforting.
---Potions: Brew up an Aging Potion, and create something that looks old and weathered.
---Study of Ancient Runes: Ancient Runes are found carved on stones in Scandinavia and Northern Europe. Create a craft that includes at least one of the following: runes, carving, or stone.
---Transfiguration: For the Fall Semester, we shall practice turning beetles into buttons.  Swish your wand like so and tap the beetle lightly; take care to neither stab your beetle with your wand or squash it with your elbow - they are not invincible.  Now that you have a perfect pile of buttons; you must create something that incorporates one or more buttons into its design.
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012 03:12:25 PM »

~Completed Classes and Challenges~

Gryffindor
*Abbeeroad: Astronomy, Charms, CT, DADA, Divination, Herbology, HHH, NQ, OQ, SQ, Transfiguration, Voting is Magic
*chughes225: Charms~CT, Flying
*jenniengram: Alchemy~CT, Apparition, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, DADA, Divination, Flying, Geminio, Herbology, HHH, History of Magic, House Unity 1 & 2, NQ, OQ, Potions, Study of Ancient Runes
*jenleahlynn: Geminio
*Melissaurus: Arithmancy~SQ, Divination
*pinkleo: Apparition, Astronomy, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, CT, Flying, Herbology, House Pride, Muggle Studies, NQ, NQ2, OQ, Potions, SQ, Voting is Magic
*sakuracat23: DADA, Potions
*SeeksDeatheater: Alchemy
*spikefan: Astronomy, Herbology
*tiamatfire: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, DADAFlying, Geminio, Herbology, HHH, Muggle Studies, Transfiguration
*ttsaria: Study of Ancient Runes
*whenindoubtsew: Alchemy, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Flying, Herbology, House Unity, Transfiguration
*WhistleFish: Charms, DADA, Herbology~HHH, House Pride, Muggle Studies, OQ, Potions, Transfiguration

Ravenclaw
*AllyCatAria: Flying
*Audania1: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Herbology
*consultingcorsair: Care of Magical Creatures, CT, HHH, House Pride, NQ
*Eiseldora: Alchemy, Astronomy, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms~SQ, CT, DADA, Divination, Flying, Geminio, Herbology, HHH, History of Magic, House Pride, House Pride 2, Muggle Studies, NQ, OQ, Potions, Transfiguration
*FiberAlchemist: Charms~CT, Flying, Geminio, Herbology~HHH, Muggle Studies~SQ, OQ, Transfiguration
*indigo_roses: Arthimancy, Astronomy, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms~SQ, CT, Herbology, Muggle Studies
*kstaron: Alchemy, Flying, Muggle Studies
*lovelessLEE: Charms
*noodle-bug: Alchemy~SQ, Astronomy, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, DADA, Flying, Geminio, Herbology~CT, House Unity, Transfiguration, Voting is Magic
*PenguinSoup: Alchemy, History of Magic
*pottermouth: Arithmancy, Black Lake, Charms, Flying~SQ, Geminio, Herbology, HHH, Muggle Studies, Potions, Voting is Magic
*spikefan: HHH
*teag: House Unity
*the_essence: Arithmancy, Care of Magical Creatures~SQ, Charms
*ZombieLili: Herbology

Hufflepuff
*andCuriouser: Geminio, Transfiguration
*jillybeans: Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, DADA, Divination~SQ, Flying, Herbology~CT, Potions, Transfiguration, Transfiguration 2
*Kit the Brave: Black Lake, Charms, CT Herbology, HHH, House Unity, SQ, Transfiguration
*madcrafter: Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Herbology
*patty_o_furniture: Arithmancy, Black Lake, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, CT, Divination, Flying, Geminio, Herbology, HHH, House Pride, NQ, SQ
*seeuudee: Arithmancy, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Herbology ~ HHH, SQ
*skatergirl1007: CT, Flying, SQ, Study of Ancient Runes

Slytherin
*Ant Bee: Charms, Herbology, Muggle Studies, NQ
*lightninglisa: Arithmancy, Astronomy, Care of Magical Creatures, DADA, Flying, Herbology, Potions, Transfiguration
*Naantje: Alchemy, Arithmancy, CharmsCT, DADA, Flying, Herbology~SQ, Study of Ancient Runes
*redpopsicles: CT, Herbology~HHH, Transfiguration
*Roke45: Herbology, Muggle Studies, Transfiguration
*varifiresis: Care of Magical Creatures~SQ
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2012 03:12:36 PM »

~Everything O.W.L.s~
---Ordinary Wizarding Levels, better known as OWLs, are advanced crafting project.  OWLs are supposed to be more complex, challenging projects.
---OWLs are more time-consuming than HPC classes and challenges.  There is no hard and fast rule on how many hours a project should take, because speed and difficulty levels are too subjective.  What we are really looking for is a project that will be a personal challenge to you and takes at least 3-4 weeks to finish.
---Projects that do not take 3-4 weeks of crafting will not be counted as complete; please keep that in mind when you post your completed OWLs.  If you finish your OWL earlier than expected, then craft an additional item(s) that correspond with your OWL subject.  Add notes on how you finished earlier than expected and details about your additional OWL crafting in your OWL Completed Project post.
---You must propose your OWL before starting so that we may be your cheerleaders and help encourage you during this more challenging craft adventure.
---You may only do 1 OWL at a time.  (Don’t want you to be stuck with a ton of OWL WIPs!)
---You may propose an OWL any time during the semester.
---OWLs projects can carry over to the next semester.
---If you decide to abandon an OWL project, notify your OWL Examiners, and they will erase that log from their records.  Once you have submitted to have an OWL erased, you can propose a new OWL.

~*HOW TO COMPLETE AN OWL*~
1. Select which OWL you would like to complete.  You may only do one OWL at a time so select carefully.
2. Propose what you plan on doing for your OWL project.  You may do this by PM to your OWL Examiners or by posting in the HPC thread.  When making an OWL Proposal, please use the header below, and make sure you give details such as methods using, materials using, plan of action, timeline.  These details will help us cheer you on and inspire future OWLs.
3. Begin work on your OWL project.  Feel free to add progress pics in the HPC thread.
4. Once your project is complete, post a picture of your project in the HPC; make sure to use the OWL Header provided below.  Once you post a completed OWL, your OWL Examiner will notify the Headmistress, and you will earn your OWL Badge for that subject.
GOOD LUCK!!


~*OWL PROPOSAL HEADER*~
OWL Subject & Option(if available):
House:
Project Name:
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques used, materials using, plan of action, expected timeline, etc.)

~*COMPLETED OWL HEADER*~
OWL Subject & Option (if available):
House:
Project Name:
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques used, any fun tips, etc.)
Project Picture:
Feel free to also include your house and any storycrafting you've created for your project.


~*OWL EXAMS*~
--AlchemyOption 1-Alchemists have, through their mystical quests, made significant contributions to our world.  These include metalworking, production of inks, dyes and cosmetics, ceramics and glass manufacture, preparation of extracts and liqueurs and the invention of gunpowder.  Honor the work of these alchemists by creating something from one or more of these contributions.  Option 2-The Four Elements of alchemy are Fire, Earth, Air and Water.  Craft a project that represents all four of these elements.
--Arithmancy: Bridget Wenlock was a famous thirteenth-century Arithmancer, and the first to establish the magical properties of the number seven.  Your OWL quest is to turn in something that involves the number seven.
--Astronomy: Option 1-Craft a star chart.  Option 2-Interpret the solar system into a craft.  Option 3-It is believed that we can only see 5% of the universe, the rest is made up of Dark Matter and Dark Energy which is invisible to us. Create something where at first glance you can only see a small portion, but when you look closer you can find the rest of the details.
--Care of Magical CreaturesOption 1-Even in the muggle world, we are surrounded by fascinating and breath-taking creatures.  Craft something inspired by an everyday animal you find magical.  Option 2-Dragons are terrifying yet awe-inspiring; craft something inspired by these magical creatures.
--Charms: Research the different charms and show your mastery of a particular charm by crafting something inspired by it.  For example, Alohomora is an opening charm; craft something that open or has an opening.  Another example, Confundus is a confusion charm; craft something you find a bit confusing.
--Defence Against the Dark Arts: Option 1-The patronus is an effective charm against dementors and to call for help when in need, though difficult to master. Craft something using your patronus animal.  Option 2-Craft something inspired by one of the DADA professors.
--Divination: Option 1-Create at least 4 items you need for a successful reading.  Option 2-Create a dream item.  Option 3-Create something inspired by the zodiac.
--Herbology:  Research magical and mundane plants, and show your knowledge by creating something inspired by one or more plants that could be found in a wizard’s or witches’ garden.
--History of Magic: Option 1-Create 4 different items, one item for each house, these items should reflect your interpretation of the characteristics of each house.  Option 2-Craft 3 items which represent 3 characters with Harry Potter.   Option 3-Craft something using a vintage pattern, material, or technique.
--Muggle Studies: We all know the Tales of Beetle Bard, but did you know that muggles have a vast array of fantastical stories?  The most fascinating are known to muggles as fairy tales.  Study these tales and craft something inspired by them.
--Potions: Option 1- Show off your ability to work with many ingredients by showcasing at least 3 different colors/pattern/textures.  Colors can be monochromatic.  A variegated yarn or one fabric swatch with various colors within it count as one color.  Option 2-Research different potions and show your mastery by crafting something inspired by it.
--Study of Ancient Runes: Option 1-Use an intricate charted design; you may create your own design for this project.  Option 2-Create something that contains 7 or more letters/symbols.  Option 3-Create a set of runes; these can be presented in one or more pieces.
--Transfiguration: Option 1-Practice your vanishing and conjuring spells by taking a large amount of supply and crafting one piece.  Option 2-Craft something with a dual purpose.  Option 3-Craft your Animagus.


~*OWL PROPOSALS*~
Gryffindor IsikkahJai: Herbology, Sept. 6, 2012
Gryffindor spikefan: Transfiguration, Sept. 4, 2012
Gryffindor tiamatfire: Muggle Studies (PM Proposal), Oct. 18, 2012
Gryffindor ttsaria: Study of Ancient Runes (PM Proposal), Sept. 15, 2012
Gryffindor whenindoubtsew: Care of Magical Creatures, Sept. 23, 2012

Hufflepuff jillybeans: Study of Ancient Runes, Oct. 22, 2012

Ravenclaw Eiseldora: Charms, Sept. 4, 2012
Ravenclaw kstaron: Charms, Sept. 6, 2012
Ravenclaw Natasjadreams: Runes, Sept. 7, 2012
Ravenclaw noodle-bug: History of Magic, Sept. 10, 2012
Ravenclaw PenguinSoup: Transfiguration, Sept. 7, 2012
Ravenclaw ShardaeDobby: Muggle Studies, Sept. 11, 2012
Ravenclaw teag: Herbology, Sept. 6, 2012


Slytherin Ant Bee: Transfiguration, Sept. 8, 2012
Slytherin lightninglisa: Astronomy, Sept. 3, 2012
Slytherin Naantje: Potions, Sept. 3, 2012


~*COMPLETED OWLs*~
Hufflepuff patty_o_furniture: Divination, Option 2
Ravenclaw pottermouth: Astronomy, Option 3
Gryffindor jennieingram: Potions, Option 1
Hufflepuff Kit the Brave: Alchemy, Option 1
Gryffindor Abbeeroad: Alchemy, Option 1
Ravenclaw FiberAlchemist: Potions, Option 1
Ravenclaw indigo_roses: Charms
Gryffindor pinkleo: Transfiguration, Option 1
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2012 03:12:50 PM »

~Headmistress' Tower~
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Welcome new and old students!  As we settle into the Fall semester, I wanted to say a few words.  First, you will see me and Deputy Headmistress jennieingram mention many times about how you do not have to craft ALL the classes and challenges.  This is because we don't want anyone to feel overwhelmed and not craft along.  I can tell you now that I, Headmistress pinkleo, will not be crafting everything in the Fall HPC; what I will be crafting is those classes and challenges that inspire me.  Furthermore, all that is needed to complete the semester and a HPC year is to post one project during the semester.  I sincerely hope you find this a comforting reminder and enjoy your crafting.  Second, you will notice some new events happening here at the HPC this semester.  A few of these new editions are: Students may begin taking their OWLs.  Head of Houses and Professors will be taking a more active role.  And there is a sweet surprise coming for you collectors that should have you jumping for joy.  I hope you have fun this semester.  Take your time exploring the castle and all that's within; for your convenience, portkeys to various rooms have been added to the first post of this thread.  And if you ever have a question or problem, do not hesitate in sending an OWL (aka PM) to me or jennieingram.  I would like to leave you with some final words, and here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank you and blessed be.


~Daily Prophet~
* JOIN the Society for the Protection of Everyone's Welfare, also know as S.P.E.W.!
* Great Hall Now Open: FOC Off-Topic Chat Board
* I'm so hungry I could eat a hippogriff!: Magical Recipes Revealed
* An owl from Headmistress pinkleo: A poll will be taken at the end of semester regarding House Points.  Think if you would like House Points for Winter or if you like it just the way it is this semester.  Your input would be greatly valued.


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~Chocolate Frog Cards~
These are the Chocolate Frog Cards aka CFCs offered within the HPC thread, also known as Common CFCs.  There are some Special CFCs that have been handed out by HPC Staff from their private collection that may have not been revealed yet in the thread.  You can collect CFCs by completing a CFC challenge prompt or by doing extraordinary crafty magic.
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012 03:17:32 PM »

Notes from the Deputy Headmistress...

~*The Geminio Challenge*~


As promised it's time for a new Deputy Headmistress Challenge!  The Geminio Challenge is simple, and as it's name implies it involves *duplicates*.  There are even multiple options for you to choose from!  To complete the challenge you may either:
Create 2 (or more!) identical copies of the same object... or, replicate an existing object with a copy of your own crafting.  Ideas include creating 10 matching friendship bracelets for Christmas presents, whipping up a bunch of jar mixes to keep you fed all winter, or recreating an item you've seen somewhere else and loved.


Now, for the fine print... If you choose to recreate something you've seen somewhere else (here on Craftster, Pinterest, Etsy, etc.) then you MUST provide a link to the original inspiration work AND (this is the most serious) it must NOT BE an item you intend to sell in any way.  Imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery, but ripping off the work of other artists and passing it off as your own is just plain wrong.  Recreating a pillow you saw on Etsy as a gift for your mom is absolutely fine, but selling the (copied) work of another crafter is wrong and will not be tolerated in the Craftalong.  

As an added incentive, this challenge CAN be submitted to ONE class as well.  Once you complete this challenge, you may snag your Geminio Challenge Badge AND a George Weasley CFC.  This challenge will run until the end of term (December 1st.)

~*Geminio Challenge Badge*~ & ~*Chocolate Frog Card*~




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Challenge Badge, CFC for US Craftsters, CFC for International Craftsters:
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012 03:17:50 PM »

~*Detention in the Dungeons*~


This semester there will be three Detention Challenges, one for each month.  You are welcome to do any, all, or none of these challenges.  (Remember, they are just here to help get your crafty juices flowing!)  All Detention projects may be turned in anytime during the semester, regardless of what the newest Challenge is, up until the semester ends on November 30th.  (For example, you may turn in September or October's challenges in November.)

November Challenge: Detention with Dolores
Our final challenge for the semester is to either get a start on, or finish all those pesky in-progress holiday gifts.  This can be making several of the same project (like writing endless lines with Umbridge), or finishing that one big gift that has you worried.  Spend a Saturday morning making 10 mason jars full of soup mixes for all your aunts & uncles, put together those gift baskets that you've already assembled the items for, or finally quilt that monster quilt top you pieced for mom back in July!  Anything that gets you ready for giving out those holiday gifts with a warm smile, rather than an exhausted grimace.


October Challenge: Clean Out Rotten Flobberworms? Without gloves?!?!
Our second challenge for the semester is to get through a down-and-dirty work-in-progress.  Clean a section of your basement to make yourself new craft storage space, finish painting the guest room you've been renovating, or weed & close up the garden for the end of the growing season.  Anything that gets you good and dirty!


September Challenge: Complete that Work-In-Progress!
Our first challenge of the semester will be the same as the HPC Summer Detention Challenge.  Finish a WIP (Work in Progress) to earn your badge. WIPs can be projects that you just haven't quite finished or projects that you bought all the supplies for but never got around to actually making.  If possible, post before and after pics in the gallery.  So come on in, grab a comfy chair and a nice cup of tea, and get crafting.  


~Completed Detention in the Dungeons~
Gryffindor
sakuracat23
ttarsia

Hufflepuff
seeuudeeSeptember & October
patty_o_furniture

Ravenclaw
PenguinSoup
noodle-bug
pottermouth

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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2012 03:18:04 PM »

~*Witch of the Week*~

This week's Witch of the Week is.... FiberAlchemist, for her Outstanding OWL project, the Bear Down Quilt!, Congratulations FiberAlchemist!


To claim your badge, just click the image; it will open another window with a larger image, which you can right click and save to your computer.  Then, you can do whatever you wish with it.  Ideas on how to use your badges: as an avatar, put it in your profile under Brief Bio, or create a pinterest board for all your badges.



Previous Witches of the Week
sakuracat23, for her owlicious Kindle Fire Cozy
seeuudee, for her rainbow-rrific Rainbow of Inchies
tiamatfire for her adorable Sheepish Sweater & Hat set
Abbeeroad, for her out-of-this-world Bedroom Planetarium
whenindoubtsew, for her uber-cozy Herbology PJ & Slipper Set
pottermouth, for her Magic Mosaic (Astronomy Owl)
patty_o_furniture, for her magnificent Dogweed & Deathcap Miniature Store
pinkleo, for her magical Gryffindor Jewelry Box full of Baubles!
Melissaurus, for her uber-cozy Palmistry Mittens!
 
As the semester progresses, the Headmistress & I will keep an eye out for the truly extraordinary crafts you all are sure to create, and feature them here.  If you see something in the thread that you think should be recognized, send me a PM with the suggestion!




patty_o_furniture of Hufflepuff House has received the
~*Special Award for Services to the School*~




All students who completed a proposed OWL were eligible for the award, and out of the 6 students who completed the task, Ms. Patty was chosen by Random Number Generator.  Patty will be receiving copy of the Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone Trivia game from Headmistress Pinkleo & I.  Hopefully you will have plenty of free time over the holidays to play.  Congratulations to you patty_o_furniture!



And congratulations to pottermouth, Kit the Brave, Abbeeroad, FiberAlchemist, indigo_roses for being completing your OWLs!
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And just so everyone can see that the drawing was fair, here's the results from random.org.
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2012 03:41:03 PM »





Our crafty students!
jillybeans
Kit the Brave
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patty_o_furniture
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Welcome our newest Hufflepuff student!  andCuriouser! 

Congrats to Kit the Brave and PattyO for a completed OWL!
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2012 03:57:06 PM »

Baroness rossie's Fine Robes & Luxury Custom Garments

Welcome!  Feel free to browse the ready-to-wear collection.  If you're looking for a custom robe, send me an owl and we'll chat!

Fall Semester Participation Robes:


School & House Pride:


House Founders:
     


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