Ok, so I have officially recuperated from holiday everything and then my 6 y/o's birthday everything! Whew! And now, for my insane list of homework to turn in:
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Horcrux Hunt
Project Name: Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem/Ravenclaw's colors
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: For my daugher's birthday, she wanted a Brave theme. So, instead of chocking goodie bags full of candy that their parents don't want especially after Christmas, I decided to do a little craft for them. Each girl got a necklace with all of the charms in silver and then added were some blue crystals to represent the wisps. Perhaps Rowena and Merida are related as they share the same colors?
(sorry for the lousy pictures!)
House: still Ravenclaw
Project Name: Pocket weaponry
Project link: n/a
Brief Description: As I said, my kiddo had a birthday. We also had a few cousins that were fellas there and we didn't want to "embarass" them with jewelry. So, i took a bow and arrow, a bear and some wisps and used my shrinking spell on them and stuck them on a "manly" keychain! I don't how they all turned silver though. Must work on that...
Class: December Detention
Project name: little house night gowns
Project link: n/a but it is from Simplicity pattern 3586
Brief Description: I began my Christmas crafting in July becaus I said *this* year I wasn't going to stress myself out and be crafting up until the day of. Well, apparently I lied to myself because I finished these night gowns Christmas Eve. It wasn't even b/c I was lazy either! I promised four people I'd make them costumes and then I got caught up doing the "other" Christmas gifts. Ah well. Maybe next year. These are our Little House night gowns:
and I am terribly sorry for how dark this pic is. I took another, but I can't find it for some reason
Project name: Knooked scarf
Project link: n/a
Brief description: I bought this Knook kit a while back because I love crocheting and I truly suck at knitting. What could be better and cooler than knitting with a crochet hook?!! And while it still took me a bit longer than it would have if I just straight crocheted it, I still loved doing it. It did take me quite a bit to figure out what the instructions were saying and I had to rip out a few rows until I got it right, though. Still, it was fun and I learned a new way to use yarn
and a happy little girl got a scarf for Christmas.
Project name: 3 piece bow and arrow set
Project Link: coming soon
Brief description: The last thing I crafted for my daughter's birthday this weekend were these miniature bow and arrow sets. What better way to make parents like me than giving their children projectiles? They were a huge hit, though! And they were comprised of three pieces. I burned each child's name into the wood of the bow before soaking it in water for a few hours. Then I bent it gently and applied the second of the three which is the bow string. Lastly, I clipped q-tips for the arrows. These suckers are awesome, too, because I've seen a few go up to 30 feet!
Class: Holiday Recipe Challenge
Project name: Every year hot cocoa mix
project link: no link, but from the book Gifts in a Jar : Cocoas, Cappuccinos, Coffees and Teas
Brief description: Every year (for the last 6 years) I give hot cocoa mix to almost everyone. I vary it in different types of glasses, sometimes mugs, sometimes bowls and jars. This year, i applied a drawer handle onto a mason jar and stuffed the mix inside. While the containers and accoutraments are different, my mix is the same. It's from the Gifts in a Jar
book line, titled Cocoas, Cappuccinos, Coffees & Teas
and it is simply scrumptious! Here you go!Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa
2/3 C. powdered coffee creamer
2/3 C. milk chocolate chips
2/3 C. powdered sugar
2/3 C. powdered chocolate flavored drink mix (I use Nestle's rich and creamy hot chocolate mix)
2/3 C. powdered instant dry milk
1 1/3 C. miniature marshmallows
Combine all ingredients and place in a wide mouthed 1-quart canning jar. Attach with instructions.
For one serving, place 2 Tablespoons Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix in a mug. Pour boiling water over the mixture and stir until the mix is completely dissolved. If desired, garnish with additional marshmallows.
I have also discovered this year that if you add a Tablespoon or two of a Peppermint Mocha coffee creamer, it tastes even better!!
Here are the jars and mixes for this year