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« Reply #110 on: September 08, 2012 10:14:22 AM »

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I'm sending you quilting protection spells and a Draught of Peace for all will be well.
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« Reply #111 on: September 08, 2012 10:26:41 AM »

Hello dear HPCers! 

I want to send a HUGE THANK YOU to Deputy Headmistress jennieingram for taking care of our students and helping me out this week. And a THANK YOU to all the HPC Staff for helping cheer on their housemates.  You made my absence less worrisome because I knew the HPC was in great hands! Kiss

Also, WELCOME TO HOGWARTS to all the new students!  I am thrilled that you have found your way to the castle, and I cannot wait to see your crafty magic. Cool

And WAY TO GO to all those attempting their OWLs! You can't imagine how excited I am to see y'all tackling this crafty adventure. Grin

I have been away for the past few day dealing with personal family issues, but I am joyful to return to this wonderful thread.  You are so inspiring!  For the next few days I maybe be a little less available than usual, but I shall pop in at least once a day.  Thank you everyone for your understanding. Kiss

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« Reply #112 on: September 08, 2012 01:34:11 PM »

Catching up on badges Grin
~*Congratulations the_essence!*~
~*You have earned your Charms Badge!*~


~*Congratulations skatergirl1007!*~
~*You have earned your Study of Ancient Runes Badge!*~


~*Congratulations Naantje!*~
~*You have earned your Arithmancy Badge!*~


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~*Congratulations tiamatfire!*~
~*You have earned your Herbology Badge!*~


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« Reply #113 on: September 08, 2012 01:41:12 PM »

~*Slytherins, welcome your new Prefect Naantje*~
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« Reply #114 on: September 08, 2012 02:19:25 PM »

I haven't had time to do many non-work related crafts lately and after so many craft swaps I'm running out of decorating space for larger crafts. I have gotten into ATCs as a way to do some small and quick projects for myself and others, as well as to improve my drawing skills.  I've decided to do some of my classes/challenges in ATC form, hope that is acceptable. Here are two I've made this week.


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Gemini Monsters ATC
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Brief Description: I am a Gemini so for Astronomy I made an ATC of Twin Gemini Monsters. I used Sharpies and a white gel pen.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Mandrake ATC
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Brief Description: One of my favorite Harry Potter things are Mandrakes so for Herbology I drew a Mandrake ATC. I used pen and Sharpies.
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« Reply #115 on: September 08, 2012 03:15:25 PM »

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle Studies
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: "Snuggle" Studies
Brief Description: I decided that for S.P.E.W. I would make a "Snuggle" (http://www.snugglesproject.org/) for a shelter animal. Since I am still studying magic and the shelter that takes Snuggles is two towns over, my magic can't reach to show the animals my love, so I've made them a Snuggle or two using good old-fashioned Muggle hard work. While I was at it, I made baby Luna her own Snuggle as well as a mini-Snuggle for her to hold in her hands to comfort her while I'm away at work.
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All the Snuggles piled up together. There's a bigger square blanket and mini-Snuggle made out of the pink fabric for Luna, an almost square Snuggle blankie for a Snuggle, and a brown and white crocheted Snuggle which measures about 20x20 in. The opposite site of the pink is a dusky purple flannel.

...and because I can't get enough of her:

Little Luna with her mini-Snuggle made out of the scraps. Smiley I don't know if it comforts her, but it sure made her go a bit crazy.
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« Reply #116 on: September 08, 2012 04:31:36 PM »

~*Congratulations spikefan!*~
~*You have earned your Astronomy & Herbology Badge!*~


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~*Congratulations WhistleFish!*~
~*You have earned your Muggle Studies Badge!*~


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« Reply #117 on: September 08, 2012 04:52:55 PM »

Skatergirl & abbeyroad: Hah! She's mine, all mine! The good news is there's still other treadles out there. I've seen two or three in my area within the past couple of years when I wasn't looking for one/had no space/etc.

Kit: Hiya, welcome!

Cleaned the cast iron base with kerosene to get rid of general grime and any light rust. I tested soaking some of the metal bits in vinegar overnight to clean them and it worked up pretty spiffy. So now I have to get up the courage to dismantle all those little bits to soak and clean them.

Researched the veneer issue and looks like I need to find some old veneer wood to match, but worse the black stain, like the dark mark, is an ugly piece of business. Caused by water damage, I'm going to have to strip the top and bleach the black out. Then re-finish the top piece. I was originally hoping to retain the original finish, now I'll have to try and find a decent match to the rest of the piece.
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« Reply #118 on: September 08, 2012 06:11:05 PM »

~*OWL approved Ant Bee*~ 
I'm sending you quilting protection spells and a Draught of Peace for all will be well.

Thanks!  I'm gearing up and going in!

And Congrats on making Prefect Naantje!
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Harry witnessed Professor McGonagall walking right past Peeves who was determinedly loosening a crystal chandelier and could have sworn he heard her tell the poltergeist out of the corner of her mouth 'It unscrews the other way.
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« Reply #119 on: September 08, 2012 06:11:58 PM »

It's time for our first challenge...
~*Ride Across Black Lake*~
Your first challenge is to make sure students can find their way to Hogwarts, especially first years.  To claim your badge (pictured below) you must either add a link to this craftalong in your signature or craft an item inspired by the Black Lake.


To claim your badge, right click and save to your computer.  Then, you can do whatever you wish with it.  Ideas on how to show-off your badges: use it as an avatar, put it in your profile under Brief Bio, or create a pinterest board for all your badges.

From this moment forth, only the revelation of a new badge will be posted.  If you complete a class or challenge that has already had its badge posted, you can find your badge and claim it at the Badge Station located on the first page, fifth post of this thread.
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