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Topic: CLOSED-HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2013~ End of Term Feast Dec.5-10  (Read 88472 times)
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« on: August 31, 2013 02:27:02 PM »

Harry Potter Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2013~



The Fall Semester lasted 91 days.
50 Students were enrolled at Hogwarts.
436 Projects were Posted!!


That is an amazing average of around 5 projects a day and 9 projects per student!

~*Begins September 1, 2013*~
~*Ends November 30, 2013*~


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 us; 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.
---For a project to be counted, it must have a picture or picture link included.  If your item is a private piece, you may submit a picture link to one of the headmistresses.
---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 sign-up 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.
---What is the Magic Quill?  Ah, you must have heard about that from your headmistress.  She is referring to updating the completed project list by using the tinyurl website.


~*House Points*~
~*Your triumphs will earn you points*~
Points System
15 points for a Class Assignment & Challenge*
100 points for OWLs
150 points for NEWTs
10 points extra for SPEW aka Charity Items

House Points Guidelines
--- *You cannot double dip for Class & Challenge points.  For example, if you turn-in a project for Herbology & Geminio, then you would get 2 badges but only 15 points for the project.
---You cannot get credit for a class or challenge twice.  For example, if you turn in 2 Alchemy projects, then you will only get points for the first one.
--- SPEW points are extra credit.  You can earn SPEW points for each project you turn in if it goes to charity.  You do not have to give the charity's name, just that you are donating to a certain cause.  (I happen to know that some Battered Women's Shelters don't like their names/locations posted.) SPEW projects must be clearly marked with SPEW to earn extra points.  I suggest adding it to your header.  Also, SPEW project can be turned in as stand-alone projects; they will earn 10 points.  Unlike most projects, you can turn in more than one SPEW project for points.
---HPC Challenge Points do not include House Challenges.  For Example, a Gryffindor Lion-along project would not count for points unless it also fulfills a HPC Class or HPC Challenge.
--- To determine House Cup Winner, an average from the points accumulated per house and the number of members per house.  If there is a tie, then more than one house will win the cup.  Note, a House Member is someone who has turned in at least 1 project.
--- Don't stress over House Points, but do craft your personal best. (This varies from person to person.  And I'm not really worried about "crafting your best" bit because HPCers are amazing crafters!)



~*HPC Portkeys*~
Fall 2013 HPC Pinterest Page
Headmistress Tower
Deputy Headmistress' Office
Diagon Alley
Badge Station
Witch/Wizard of the Week
Daily Prophet
Berite Bott's Every Flavour Bean Grab Bag
Kitchen Elf Recipe Index
SPEW Bulletin Board

House Keys
Ravenclaw Tower
Slytherin Common Room


Professors' Classrooms
Detention in the Dungeons
Dungeon 5 Potions
Study of Anciet Runes
Transfiguration
Wizarding Tests Exam Room



~*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 Mistress Jennie

Gryffindor Head of House
Hufflepuff Head of House
Ravenclaw Head of House FiberAlchemist
Slytherin Head of House TechnicolorAquahearts

SPEW President Ant Bee

Potions Professor FiberAlchemist
Runes & Transfiguration Professor BadWolf314

Kitchen Elf Audania1

Badge Baronesses pinkleo
Spreadsheet Sorceress Mistress Jennie
Math Magician pinkleo


~*Members of Slug Club This Term*~
Audania1, BadWolf314, CraftyLadyMJ, ErinAquaheart, lelyonna, midkiffsjoy, Mistress Jennie, Moonflame, netchez, noodle-bug, patty_o_furniture, pinkleo, pottermouth, TechnicolorAquahear ts, tiamatfire, and travelgirl


~*Past HPC Semesters*~
Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2012, Spring 2013, and Summer 2013

~*Previous Winner of House Cup*~
Winter 2012: Gryffindor
Spring 2013: Gryffindor
Summer 2013: Gryffindor

~*Previous Winner of Quidditch Cup*~
Summer 2012: Gryffindor
Summer 2013: Gryffindor

~*I want to express my gratitude to the HPKCHC on Ravelry which was the inspiration point for the craftalong.*~
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~*Current Challenges*~
SPEW Mission: Dementor Repellent for the AquaHearts
Join Dumbledores' Army: Keep an eye out for new challenges & deadlines
Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans: Be warned, bean flavor changes every 2 weeks.
Detention in the Dungeons: Semester long challenge with new challenges each month.

~*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.  Note you will get House Points on only 1 House Pride and 1 House Unity project per semester.


~*Fall Classes*~
---Alchemy: Uroboros or Ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail.  It represents the cyclical nature of alchemic work. The Uroboros is symbolic of cycles, eternal, and indivisible processes found in alchemical practices. Alchemists' are also quite keen on matters of nature and would often indicate the Uroboros when the concept of rebirth or regeneration needs to be conveyed.   The famous Ouroboros drawing from the early alchemical text The Chrysopoeia of Cleopatra,  written in the late hellenistic period, encloses the words hen to pan, "one is the all".  The Uroboros is a sublime alchemical symbol meaning infinity.  Show your understanding of the symbolism of the Uroboros  by crafting something inspired by its form or representations.

---*schedule change* Frog Choir: You have been selected to be a member of the Frog Choir this term!  So in lieu of your Apparition studies, you will be singing and croaking.  But before you can officially join, you must find yourself a frog as your partner.  Go out and find a froggy friend.  Then, show him off in your submission.  Note: You can show for your frog as a whole or by focusing on one part/characteristic.

---Arithmancy: 4 - The number four signifies what is solid, stable, and what can be touched and felt. Its relationship to the cross (four points) makes it an outstanding symbol of wholeness and universality, a symbol which draws all to itself.  And like the cycle of the four seasons, it also represents predictability. Research the number 4.  You will discover the number four all around you, for example: Four Seasons, Four Elements, Four Mathematical Operations, Four Cardinal Directions, Four Suits in Cards, the Fab Four.  Once you complete your research, represent the number four in a craft.

---Astronomy: For Fall, we are going to study the Moon.  The Moon is Earth's only natural satellite and the fifth largest natural satellite in the Solar System. The moon's phases and substances are very useful and important in the wizarding world.  And you will find references and connections to it pretty much everywhere you look.  A few examples: The mooncalf is a creature that only comes out of its burrow during a full moon to perform its complicated mating dance.  The presence of a full moon can induce basilisk eggs to hatch early if given certain other circumstances.  The phases of the Moon influence the making of potions, as studied by Hesper Starky.  Veritaserum takes a full moon cycle to mature, and when making Polyjuice Potion, the fluxweed for it must be picked during the full moon.  It was believed by medieval Healers that taking the liver of a toad, binding it tight about the victim's throat and standing naked by the full moon in a barrel of eels' eyes would cure spattergroit. Wizards infected with lycanthropy transform into a Werewolf if exposed to the full moon's rays.  For your homework, you must represent the moon or something connected to the moon in your project.  Please use your explanation to make sure your connection is clear.

---Care of Magical Creatures (CoMC): Werewolves- Ministry of Magic Classification XXXXX (when in wolf form)  A werewolf is a human being who, upon the complete rising of the full moon, becomes a fearsome and deadly near-wolf.  At all other times, they appear as normal humans, although they will gain a pallor as the moon approaches and then wanes. This condition is caused by infection with lycanthropy, also known as werewolfry. A werewolf cannot chose whether or not to transform and will no longer remember who they are and would kill even their best friend given the opportunity once transformed. Despite this, they are able to recall everything they have experienced throughout their transformation upon reverting to their human form.  Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for lycanthropy. However, some of the worst effects can be mitigated by consuming Wolfsbane Potion, which allows a werewolf to retain his or her human mind while transformed, thus freeing him or her from the worry of harming other humans or themselves.  Because werewolves only pose a danger to humans, companionship with animals whilst transformed has been known to make the experience more bearable, as the werewolf has no-one to harm and will be less willing to harm themselves.  Study the the plight of werewolves and craft something that reflects a personal struggle or helps one cope during difficult times.

---Charms: The Marauder's Map is a magical document that reveals all of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  It was created by Remus Lupin (Moony), Peter Pettigrew (Wormtail), Sirius Black (Padfoot), and James Potter (Prongs) while they were attending Hogwarts.  The magic used in the map's creation is advanced and impressive.  It includes the Homonculous Charm, enabling the possessor of the map to track the movements of every person in the castle, and it is also enchanted with a charm to insult Severus Snape.  Your charms assignment is to study the Marauder's Map and the magic within.  You are then to either craft a recreation of the Marauder's Map or work on your Homonculous Charm by crafting something that help you keep track of something.

---Defence Against the Dark Arts (DADA): The Imperius Curse is one of the three Unforgivable Curses. When cast successfully, it places the victim completely under the caster's control, though a person with exceptional strength of will is capable of resisting it. This makes it unique among the unforgivable curses, as it is the only one of them with a known method of resistance.  Demonstrate your strength of character and will to resist the Imperius Curse by undertaking a personal crafting challenge.  Since personal challenges vary from person to person, remember to use your description to explain why your project was a personal challenge.

---Divination: Ailuromancy or Felidomancy is a form of theriomancy, which is divination of animal movements.  In ailuromancy, one uses a cat’s movements or jumps to predict future events. Here are a few common movements and their meanings:  - If a cat turns it's tail to the fire, it indicates a change in weather, in particular rain or a heavy frost.  - If the cat is curled up on the ground with it's forehead touching the ground, it means stormy weather is coming. - A cat washing its ears or face can indicate that rain is coming soon. - If a cat is following you, it means money is coming your way. - If a cat washes it's ear three times, you can expect a visitor from the direction that it's looking. - If a cat is grooming itself and puts it's paw around it's right ear, it means a gentleman is coming; left ear means a lady is coming to visit. - If an unfamiliar black cat suddenly enters your house, it indicates good fortune. - If a white cat crosses your path, you are very lucky. - If a gray cat crosses your path, it is good luck.  As you can see, we have a cat for every student.  Pick out a cat and study its movement.  Then submit a project that either demonstrates you knowledge of the cat's form or reflects a prophecy you divined from the cat's movements.

---Flying: You share the skies with many animals, magical and mundane, and it is best for a flyer to know the appearance, characteristics, and behaviors of their neighbors in the sky.  Study something you might encounter while flying and use your crafty magic to represents it.

---Herbology: Whomping Willows are a very valuable and very violent species of magical plant.  They attack anyone and anything that comes within range of its branches.  Whomping Willows are commonly used as protection of a given location and as an offensive weapon.   It is deciduous plant, and its limbs function as arms. The most famous Whomping Willow is the one planted on the grounds of Hogwarts.  It  was planted around the year 1971 to disguise the opening of a secret passage leading from the Hogwarts grounds to the Shrieking Shack in the village of Hogsmeade. It has a small knot near the base. When it is pressed, the tree becomes immobilized.  Show your understanding of the Whomping Willow by creating something inspired by its appearance or would protect you from its branches.

---History of Magic (HoM): This fall we will be studying Hogwarts.  Your professor requests that you brush up on your Hogwarts history by obtaining and reading Hogwarts: A History by Bathilda Bagshot. You will find tons of interesting information about your school such as information about the Great Hall's enchanted ceiling, the fact that you cannot apparate or disapparate on Hogwarts grounds, and the fact that electronic devices do not work within the grounds.  For those interested, you can find the book's original hand-written manuscript stored in one of the Hogwarts Library's annexes, but it  can be only read by special appointment.   However, students and staff may admire its ornate cover from a distance.  After your studies, use your crafty magic to create something inspired by Hogwarts.

---Muggle Studies (MS): Have you ever considered how you would pay for something in the muggle world?  You most certainly couldn’t give them galleons, sickles and knuts.  This fall, we are going to acquaint ourselves with muggle money.  There are various types and denominations of muggle money depending on nationality.  To seamless function in the muggle world, a wizard must become familiar with their currency.  Your Muggle Studies professor has arrange for students to travel to Gringott’s to view muggle money.  For advanced studies, it is suggested you go out and actually buy something with muggle money.  After this research, you are assigned the task of using your crafty magic to create something inspired by muggle money or something to carry muggle money in.

---Potions: Cures & Antidotes  This term you will be tasked with creating something to help those around us.  It may be using a Burn Healing Paste after a long day at the beach, a Calming Draught to help quell nerves or a Pepperup Potion for your friend with a cold.  And your cures don't have to be limited to our wizard and muggle friends; brew up a batch of Dragon Tonic to heal what ails your furry familiar.

---Study of Ancient Runes (SoAR): ᛃ Jera-year, harvest, and plenty  Jera is the rune of harvest and reward for right actions in a naturally ordered process.  It is the rune of peace on the land and in the heart, recurrences in nature and of the procession through time, and it is patience and movement with the harmony with natural tides of life.  It contains many more profound secrets than does our common involvement with linear time, calendar dates, and the clock.  Jera has to do with right timing.  It is in the saying, “This too shall pass”, the proverb, “As you sow, so shall you reap”, and in the modern adage, “Time heals all wounds.” Using this rune is the key to understanding the mysteries of time and the psychological importance of dividing and managing time.  For your assignment, you must craft something that captures the spirit/meaning of Jera.

---Transfiguration: Students, please get out your Intermediate Transfiguration book and head to the chapter regarding transforming hedgehogs into pincushions.  Your assignment is to research this spell.  Then you must demonstrate in your project either: A serious study of hedgehogs and craft something that features a hedgehog.  Or you may present your successful transformation of a pincushion.
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~Completed Classes and Challenges~
Looking for links to projects? Check out our new Fall 2013 HPC Pinterest Page to see all our crafty magic.

Gryffindor
~*Abbeeroad, 5th Year: Alchemy, Arithmancy, BEAN-Pumpkin, Flying, HoM, SoAR
~*butterflyangel, 1st Year: DA-Fear, Flying, House Pride
~*Crafty Kat, 1st Year: Flying
~*jenleahlynn, 5th Year: DADA, DA-Fear, NEWT, Potions
~*MamanTattoo, 6th Year: DETENTION-Oct, HoM, NEWT
~*Mistress Jennie, 6th Year: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, BEAN-Almond, BEAN-Apple, BEAN-Cinnamon, BEAN-Lobster, BEAN-Popcorn, BEAN-Pumpkin, BEAN-Socks*, CoMC, Charms, DETENTION-Sept, DETENTION-Oct, DETENTION-Nov, DADA, Divination, DA-Fear, DA-Drink, DA-Sign, Flying, Frog Choir, Herbology, HoM, House Pride, House Unity, MS, NEWT, Potions, SoAR
~*pinkleo, 6th Year: Alchemy, Arithmancy+SPEW, Astronomy, BEAN-Almond, BEAN-Apple, BEAN-Lobster, BEAN-Popcorn, CoMC+SPEW, Charms, DADA, DETENTION-Sept+SPEW, DETENTION-Oct, DETENTION-Nov+SPEW, Divination, DA-Fear, DA-Drink, DA-Sign, Flying, Frog Choir, Herbology, House Pride+SPEW, House Unity, MS, OWL, Potions, SoAR, OWL+SPEW, SPEWX15
~*rockmygypsysoul, 1st Year: Alchemy, Arithmancy, BEAN-Cinnamon, BEAN-Lobster, BEAN-Socks, CoMC, Charms, DADA, Divination, DA-Fear, DA-Drink, Flying, Herbology, OWL, SoAR, SPEWx1
~*The Mad Quilter, 1st Year: CoMC
~*tiamatfire, 6th Year: Arithmancy, BEAN-Popcorn, BEAN-Pumpkin, BEAN-Socks, Charms, Divination, DA-Fear, DA-Drink, DA-Sign, Herbology, OWL1, OWL2, SoAR, Transfiguration
~*WhistleFish, 5th Year: Arithmancy, BEAN-Almond, BEAN-Pumpkin, CoMC, Charms, DETENTION-Oct, Flying, Frog Choir, Herbology, HoM, House Pride, MS, Potions, SoAR, Transfiguration, SPEWX1

Hufflepuff
~*3plyproblem, 3rdYear: CoMC
~*Acadian Driftwood, 1st Year: Alchemy, Arithmancy, BEAN-Apple, DETENTION-Oct, DA-Fear, DA-Drink, Flying, Frog Choir
~*ale0059, 1st Year: BEAN-Cinnamon, Frog Choir, Transfiguration
~*AnnoyingBigSister, 2nd Year: Potions
~*CraftyLadyMJ, 4th Year: DADA, DA-Fear, House Unity
~*Dolphin girl, 1st Year: Arithmancy, Divination, HoM, House Unity
~*midkiffsjoy, 2nd Year: Alchemy, Astronomy, BEAN-Apple+SPEW, BEAN-Cinnamon, BEAN-Lobster+SPEW, BEAN-Popcorn+SPEW, BEAN-Pumpkin, BEAN-Socks+SPEW, CoMC, Charms, DADA, DETENTION-Sept,  DETENTION-Oct, Divination, Flying, Frog Choir+SPEW, Herbology, HoM, House Pride, MS, Potions, SoAR, Transfiguration, SPEWx61
~*Moonflame, 4th Year: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, BEAN-Almond, BEAN-Apple, BEAN-Cinnamon, BEAN-Socks, Charms, DETENTION-Sept, DETENTION-Oct, DADA, DETENTION-Nov, Divination, DA-Fear, DA-Drink, Flying, HoM, House Pride, House Unity, MS, SoAR, Transfiguration, SPEWX1
~*Nicajeanie, 2nd Year: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, BEAN-Almond*+SPEW, BEAN-Apple+SPEW, BEAN-Cinnamon, BEAN-Lobster, BEAN-Popcorn+SPEW, BEAN-Pumpkin, BEAN-Socks, CoMC, Charms, DADA, Divination, DA-Fear, DA-Drink, DA-Sign+SPEW, Flying, Frog Choir, Herbology, HoM, House Pride, OWL, Transfiguration, SPEWX6
~*panda bear, 2nd Year: BEAN-Socks+SPEW, DADA, HoM
~*pinkdelia, 1st Year: Charms, DETENTION-Sept, DA-Fear, Herbology, House Pride

Ravenclaw
~*Audania1, 5th Year: Astronomy, BEAN-Apple+SPEW, CoMC+SPEW, Charms, DADA, Divination, DA-Fear, DA-Drink, DA-Sign, HoM, SoAR
~*AugustBell, 5th Year: Arithmancy
~*BadWolf314, 2nd Year: Alchemy+SPEW, Arithmancy, Astronomy, BEAN-Almond, BEAN-Apple, BEAN-Cinnamon, BEAN-Lobster, BEAN-Popcorn, BEAN-Pumpkin, BEAN-Socks, CoMC+SPEW, Charms, DADA, DETENTION-Sept., DETENTION-Oct., DETENTION-Nov, Divination, DA-Fear, DA-Drink, DA-Sign, Flying, Frog Choir, Herbology+SPEW, HoM, House Pride+SPEW, House Unity,  MS+SPEW, Potions+SPEW, SoAR, Transfiguration
~*elektra blue,2nd Year: BEAN-Pumpkin
~*FiberAlchemist, 6th Year: DA-Fear, DA-Drink, DA-Sign, Flying, Frog Choir, HoM, House Unity, MS, OWL, Potions, Transfiguration
~*jellybean89, 1st Year: Alchemy, Arithmancy+SPEW, BEAN-Almond+SPEW, BEAN-Apple, BEAN-Cinnamon, BEAN-Lobster, BEAN-Pumpkin, BEAN_Socks, DADA, DETENTION-Sept, DETENTION-Nov, DA-Fear, DA-Drink, Flying, Frog Choir+SPEW, Herbology+SPEW
~*Magpirate, 1st Year: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, BEAN-Almond, BEAN-Apple, BEAN-Cinnamon, BEAN-Lobster, BEAN-Popcorn, BEAN-Pumpkin+SPEW, BEAN-Socks, CoMC+SPEW, Charms, DETENTION-Sept, DETENTION-Oct+SPEW, Divination, DA-Fear, DA-Drink, DA-Sign,  Flying, Frog Choir, Herbology, House Pride, House Unity, MS, OWL, Potions, Transfiguration
~*netchez, 2nd Year: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, BEAN-Almond, BEAN-Apple+SPEW, BEAN-Cinnamon, BEAN-Lobster, BEAN-Popcorn, BEAN-Pumpkin, BEAN-Socks, Charms, DADA, DETENTION-Oct., Divination+SPEW, DA-Fear, DA-Drink, DA-Sign, Flying+SPEW, Frog Choir+SPEW, Herbology, OWL, Potions, Transfiguration, SPEWx3
~*noodle-bug, 5th Year: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, BEAN_Almond, BEAN-Apple, BEAN-Lobster, BEAN-Popcorn, BEAN-Pumpkin, BEAN-Socks, CoMC, Charms, DADA, DETENTION-Nov, Divination, DA-Fear, DA-Drink+SPEW, DA-Sign, Flying, Frog Choir, HoM, House Pride, House Unity, MS, NEWT, OWL, Potions, SoAR, Transfiguration, SPEWX5
~*PenguinSoup, 6th Year: BEAN-Apple
~*pottermouth, 6th Year: Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, Divination, DA-Fear, DA-Drink, DA-Sign, Flying, Frog Choir, House Unity, MS, NEWT, OWL, Transfiguration
~*SenatorOrgana, 1st Year: Arithmancy, Astronomy, Charms
~*teag, 5th Year: Astronomy, Charms, DETENTION- Oct, Divination
~*TooFewShoes, 1st Year: DETENTION-Sept
~*vincentvanbuck, 1st Year: CoMC, Charms, DADA, DETENTION-Oct, Divination, DA-Fear, DA-Drink, DA - Sign, Flying, HoM
~*WeeFreeRhie, 1st Year: BEAN-Cinnamon

Slytherin
~*AnnoyingLittleBroth er, 2nd Year: CoMC, Charms, Flying, SoAR
~*Ant Bee, 6th Year: DETENTION-Sept
~*bookie0013, 1st Year: Arithmancy CoMC, DETENTION-Sept, Flying, Herbology
~*coulsenl, 1st Year: BEAN-Socks, DADA, DETENTION-Sept, DETENTION-Nov, Divination, Frog Choir, Herbology, Potions
~*DragonChilde, 2nd Year: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, BEAN-Lobster, CoMC, Charms, Flying, Frog Choir, Herbology, HoM, House Unity, OWL, Potions, SoAR, Transfiguration
~*ErinAquaheart, 4th Year: Astronomy, BEAN-Lobster, CoMC, Charms, DA-Fear, Frog Choir, Herbology, BEAN-Cinnamon, DETENTION-Sept, Divination, OWL, SoAR, SPEWx1
~*Inselaeffchen, 1st Year: Arithmancy+SPEW, BEAN-Socks, DETENTION-Sept, DETENTION-Oct, DETENTION -Nov, DA-Fear, DA-Drink, Flying, Frog Choir,MS, SoAR
~*musicalflower, 1st Year: Potions
~*Naantje, 6th Year: Alchemy, Arithmancy, BEAN-Almond, DADA, DETENTION-Sept, Detention-Oct, Divination, DA-Fear, HoM, Potions, Transfiguration, SPEWx3
~*TechnicolorAquahear ts, 4th Year: BEAN-Cinnamon, BEAN-Lobster, DETENTION-Sept, DA-Fear, Flying, Divination, Frog Choir, Herbology, Potions


NOTE: Above may be a bit off, but I promise that Mistress Jennie created a Spreadsheet of Awesomeness that kept wondrous track of your points. Smiley


~House Points~
*Reminder: Class/Challenge 15 pts , OWL 100 pts, NEWT 150 pts , SPEW 10 pts extra*
*Cup Winner, average from points per house & number of members per house*


Gryffindor: 11 students, 2740 points
Hufflepuff: 11 students, 2180 points
Ravenclaw: 18 students, 3665 points
Slytherin: 10 students, 1385 points
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2013 02:48:59 PM »

NOTE: Still under updating.  Please propose & go forth on your Advanced Studies projects.

~Everything O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s~
---Ordinary Wizarding Levels, OWLs, and Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests, NEWTs, are advanced crafting projects.  OWLs and NEWTs are supposed to be more complex and challenging projects.
---OWLs and NEWTs 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.
---OWLs should take 3-4 weeks to complete.
---NEWTs should take more than a month to complete.
---Projects that do not take the allotted time of crafting will not be counted as complete; keep that in mind when you post your completed OWLs and NEWTs.  If you finish your OWL or NEWT earlier than expected, then craft an additional item(s) that correspond with your subject.  Add notes on how you finished earlier than expected and details about your additional crafting in your Completed Project post.
---You must propose your OWL or NEWT 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 & 1 NEWT at one time.  (Dont want you to be stuck with a ton of OWL & NEWT WIPs!)
---You may propose an OWL or NEWT any time during the semester.
---OWLs and NEWTs can carry over to the next semester.
---If you decide to abandon an OWL or NEWT project, notify your OWL Examiners, and they will erase that log from their records.  Once you have submitted to have an OWL or NEWT erased, you can propose a new one.


~*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*~
--Alchemy:  Option 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 Creatures:  Option 1-Even in the muggle world, we are surrounded by fascinating and breathtaking 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 or inspired by 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 wizards 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.


~*HOW TO COMPLETE A NEWT*~
IMPORTANT: To be eligible to take your NEWT, you must have completed one OWL.  If you have not completed an OWL, you cannot propose a NEWT.
1. Select which subject you would like to complete for your NEWT.  You may only do one NEWT at a time so select carefully.
2. Propose what you plan on doing for your NEWT project.  You may do this by PM to your NEWT Examiners or by posting in the HPC thread.  When making an NEWT 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 NEWTs.
3. Begin work on your NEWT 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 NEWT Header provided below.  Once you post a completed NEWT, your NEWT Examiner will notify the Headmistress, and you will earn your NEWT Badge for that subject.
GOOD LUCK!!


~*NEWT PROPOSAL HEADER*~
NEWT Subject:
House:
Project Name:
Brief Description: (explain how your project relates to your subject, pattern/techniques used, materials using, plan of action, expected timeline, etc.)

~*COMPLETED NEWT HEADER*~
NEWT Subject:
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.


~*NEWT EXAMS*~
So, whats a NEWT?! A NEWT is impressive! A NEWT is just enough crazy that youre not totally sure you can make it to end, but not so crazy that youll land in the padded wagon on your way to the finish line.  A NEWT is much like a thesis.  You are to choose the course of study you wish to take in a particular subject.  Research your desired subject, find a facet of that subject that you wish focus your advanced studies.  Form a plan of action, and make your proposal.  Remember your NEWT should be detailed and should be a craft endeavor that take you 1 month or more to finish.  This is Advanced Studies so make sure to stretch yourself and your crafty magic.  You may take NEWTs in the following subjects:
--Alchemy: Students are expected to show extensive knowledge of basic elements, as well as the transmutation of substances.
--Arithmancy: Students display their mastery of all things magical and mathematical.
--Astronomy: Students should demonstrate knowledge of the celestial heavens.
--Care of Magical Creatures: Students should demonstrate extensive knowledge of magical creatures and their proper care and handling.
--Charms: Students are expected to have total mastery over charms.
--Defence Against the Dark Arts: Students must demonstrate the ability to defend themselves in magical combat.
--Divination: Students should have a sound knowledge of a variety of techniques of foretelling the future.
--Herbology: Students should have a vast knowledge of magical plants and be able to easily manipulate complex organic creations.
--History of Magic: Students must produce evidence that they did not sleep through all of Prof. Binns lectures.
--Muggle Studies: Students should demonstrate their knowledge of all things muggle and have the ability to blend into muggle society with ease
--Potions: Students should exhibit full knowledge of all potions and a mastery at mixing complex potions.
--Study of Ancient Runes: Students are expected to decipher obscure markings with ease.
--Transfiguration: Students will demonstrate the ability to transfigure and vanish.


~*OWL PROPOSALS*~
Gryffindor Abbeeroad: Transfiguration, Sept. 6, 2013
Gryffindor dwfan10: Arithmancy, Apr. 30, 2013
Gryffindor IsikkahJai: Herbology, Sept. 6, 2012
Gryffindor jenleahlynn: Arithmancy, Sept. 10, 2013 (PM Secret Proposal)
Gryffindor MamanTattoo: Care of Magical Creatures, Apr. 12, 2013
Gryffindor Melissaurus: Divination, Jan. 28, 2013
Gryffindor sakuracat23: Transfiguration, Jan. 22, 2013
Gryffindor spikefan: Transfiguration, Sept. 4, 2012
Gryffindor The Mad Quilter: Transfiguration, Sept. 3, 2013
Gryffindor tiamatfire: Potions, Nov. 18, 2013
Gryffindor ttsaria: Study of Ancient Runes (PM Proposal), Sept.15, 2012
Gryffindor whenindoubtsew: Care of Magical Creatures, Sept. 23, 2012
Gryffindor WhistleFish Transfiguration, Sept. 4, 2013

Hufflepuff CraftLadyMJ: Potions, Option1 (PM Proposal), Mar. 25 2013
Hufflepuff jillybeans: Transfiguration, Mar. 27, 2013
Hufflepuff Kit the Brave: Arithmancy, Dec. 1, 2012
Hufflepuff midkiffsjoy: Divination, June 4, 2013
Hufflepuff Moonflame: Potions, Aug. 27, 2013
Hufflepuff patty_o_furniture: CoMC, Aug. 18, 2013

Ravenclaw Audania1: Transfiguration, June 18, 2013
Ravenclaw AugustBell: Transfiguration, Jan.16, 2013
Ravenclaw BadWolf314: Alchemy, Sept. 1, 2013
Ravenclaw consultingcorsair: History of Magic, Jan. 9, 2013
Ravenclaw FiberAlchemist: Potions
Ravenclaw Flip-floP: Charms, Apr. 10, 2013
Ravenclaw krashromance: Potions, Mar. 19, 2013
Ravenclaw jellybean89: Potions, Oct. 26, 2013
Ravenclaw kstaron: Charms, Sept. 6, 2012
Ravenclaw Listessa: Potions, June 17, 2013
Ravenclaw Natasjadreams: Study of Ancient Runes, Sept. 7, 2012
Ravenclaw netchez: Transfiguration, Nov. 29, 2013
Ravenclaw noodle-bug: Astronomy, Sept. 19, 2013
Ravenclaw PenguinSoup: Care of Magical Creatures, Jan. 18, 2013
Ravenclaw SenatorOrgana: Tranfiguration, Oct. 20, 2013
Ravenclaw ShardaeDobby: Muggle Studies, Sept. 11, 2012
Ravenclaw SiakelA: Alchemy, Jan. 5, 2013
Ravenclaw Swimswamswum: Transfiguration (PM Proposal), Sept. 2, 2013
Ravenclaw teag: Potions, July 8, 2013
Ravenclaw the_essence: Charms, Dec. 9, 2012

Slytherin Ant Bee: Transfiguration, Sept. 8, 2012
Slytherin audio: Transfiguration, Jan. 27, 2013
Slytherin bookie0013: Charms, Sept. 1, 2013
Slytherin FreakieGeekie: History of Magic, Apr. 26, 2013
Slytherin Inselaeffchen: Transfiguration, Sept. 2 2013
Slytherin lightninglisa: Astronomy, Sept. 3, 2012
Slytherin Naantje: History of Magic, June 4, 2013
Slytherin SKooKum: Potions, Apr. 2, 2013
Slytherin TechnicolorAquahear ts: MS, June 16, 2013
Slytherin travelgirl: Arithmancy, July 23, 2013


~*COMPLETED OWLs*~
Ravenclaw noodle-bug: Arithmancy
Gryffindor pinkleo: Herbology
Slytherin ErinAquaheart: Chams
Ravenclaw pottermouth: HoM
Slytherin DragonChilde: Herbology
Gryffindor tiamatfire: HoM
Gryffindor tiamatfire: CoMC
Ravenclaw FiberAlchemist: Potions
RavenclawMagpirate: HoM
Gryffindor rockmygypsysoul: Charms
Ravenclaw netchez: HoM
Hufflepuff Nicajeanie Transfiguration
Gryffindor pinkleo Divination


~*Students Eligible to Take NEWTs*~
Abbeeroad, Audania1, CraftLadyMJ, DragonChilde, Eiseldora, ErinAquaheart, FiberAlchemist, indigo_roses, jenleahlynn, jennieingram, jillybeans, Kit the Brave, lelyonna, Magpirate, MamanTattoo, Melissaurus, Moonflame, Naantje, netchez, Nicajeanie, noodle-bug, patty_o_furniture, PenguinSoup, pinkleo, pottermouth, rockmygypsysoul, Supermutts, tiamatfire, travelgirl, and WhistleFish

~*NEWT PROPOSALS*~
Gryffindor Abbeeroad: Arithmancy, Sept. 6, 2013
Gryffindor Melissaurus: DADA, Feb. 9, 2013
Gryffindor tiamatfire: Arithmancy, Nov. 16, 2013

Hufflepuff CraftyLadyMJ: Transfiguration, July 10, 2013 (PM Proposal)
Hufflepuff Moonflame: Transfiguration, June 6, 2013
Hufflepuff patty_o_furniture: CoMC, August 18, 2013

Ravenclaw Audania1: MS, June 15, 2013
Ravenclaw FiberAlchemist: Muggle Studies, July 30, 2013
Ravenclaw indigo_roses: Ancient Runes, Mar. 4, 2013
Ravenclaw netchez: CoMC, Sept. 1, 2013
Ravenclaw noodle-bug: Transfiguration, Nov. 28, 2013
Ravenclaw PenguinSoup: Ancient Runes, Jan. 17, 2013

Slytherin DragonChilde: Divination, Oct. 12, 2013
Slytherin ErinAquaheart: Astronomy, Mar. 1, 2013
Slytherin Naantje: Alchemy, June 4, 2013


~*COMPLETED NEWTs*~
Ravenclaw pottermouth: Arithmancy
Gryffindor jenleahlynn: History of Magic
Gryffindor MamanTattoo: Arithmancy
Ravenclaw noodle-bug: CoMC
Gryffindor Mistress Jennie: Arithmancy



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~*NEWT Certificates*~
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2013 02:55:44 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 find that we are a chatty bunch.  Don't let this intimate or prevent you from posting.  Think of the HPC like stopping into the Three Broomstick.  Pop in and chat about what's going on at the moment.  No one will be offended if you "skip" their projects during commenting.  We are all here to have fun and explore our crafty magic.  Third, ~*Obliviate*~.  Further, please note that we participate in the Hogwarts tradition of House Points; House Points are explained in the first post of the HPC.  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 AND 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~
* Craftster now has a special HP pinterest board for those interested in crafty magic.
* Congratulations on Gryffindor on winning the Summer Quidditch Cup
* Show off OWL & NEWT progress on Advanced Studies Friday!
* 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



~Badge Station~
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~Chocolate Frog Cards~
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secrets abound....just what will pop up here? Cool
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2013 03:15:26 PM »


Are you sick of Umbridge already?  Do you want to learn - properly learn - practical defensive magic?  Do you need to know what it's really like facing him?  Facing Vo... Voldemorte?   Are you ready for a brand new epic *series* of Craftalong Challenges? Do you have what it takes to join Dumbledore's Army?

Well then you are in luck my friends because your Headmistresses have dreamed up another awesome challenge for you!  This challenge series will span three HPC semesters, and cover the journey taken by our favorite Trio, and their faithful friends, as they fought to learn magic, and fought to live in a world without fear or prejudice.  Each individual challenge will have a specified time frame, much like you saw in Summer Quidditch.  This Fall Semester will contain 3 awesome challenges that will lead up to your lessons with Harry, as he teaches you defensive spells over Winter Semester.  And you can't begin to imagine what we have in store for the Spring Semester.... Wink  

So, what's our next task?*


*If you did not complete the first task in time, but would still like to participate, please scroll down to the bottom of this post for directions on how to catch-up!


~*Sign the Parchment*~
November 8th-30th

"I I think everybody should write their name down, just so we know who was here. But I also think that we all ought to agree not to shout about what we're doing. So if you sign, you're agreeing not to tell Umbridge or anybody else what we're up to." - Hermoine Grainger

This next challenge should be a real doss for everyone.  Hopefully a nice way to wind down the semester.  As easy as signing your name really.  For this challenge you will need to create something in your 'signature craft'.  The craft that you are most comfortable and familiar with.  You may create anything within that medium, no restrictions.  If you have more than one craft that is your signature, you may pick either medium.  If this is somehow still unclear, think of it this way.  If two Craftsters were to have a conversation about you, your signature craft would be how they'd identify you.  It would probably go something like this:

Abbeeroad:  Hey noodle-bug, do you know Mistress Jennie?
noodle-bug: You mean that girl who makes all the charm bracelets?

Yep, that girl who makes the charm bracelets.  So, if you were me, which you're not because you're you, but if you were me, then you'd craft a charm bracelet.  If you were pinkleo, you'd crochet something.  Etc. etc.  So get going on signing that parchment!



~*Have a Drink in the Hog's Head*~
CLOSED! ~ REQUIRED CATCH-UP CRAFTING TIME = 2 WEEKS!*
October 10th-November 7th

"Hi," said Fred, reaching the bar first and counting his companions quickly.  "Could we have... twenty-five butterbeers, please?'
The barman glared at him for a moment, then, throwing down his rag irritably as though he had been interrupted in something very important, he started passing up dusty butterbeers from under the bar.


Sometimes darkness lies ahead.  Whether it be a long war against evil, or the long dark nights of autumn and winter.  But even when times are difficult and the road ahead of us looks impossible, there is comfort in sharing a moment of peace, some laughter, and some good food & drink with friends.  For this challenge you will take inspiration from Fred & George, and share a treat with your friends or family.  You must make a food, drink, or sweet treat to share that will serve at least 5 people.  (Not dinner for 2. The purpose of this challenge is to share with a larger group of friends.)  Further, in an effort to broaden the effects of your sharing spirit, you MUST post the complete recipe here in the HPC thread, in order to earn your Badge & House Points.  
***It should go without saying that, like all craft submissions here in the HPC, a picture must also accompany your post. No picture also = no points.***



~*Fear of a Name Challenge*~
CLOSED! ~ REQUIRED CATCH-UP CRAFTING TIME = 2 WEEKS!*
September 11th-October 9th

"Harry, don't you see? This... this is exactly why we need you... We need to know what it's really like... facing him... facing V-Voldemort." - Hermione Granger

Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.  This is a lesson that all Potter fans take to heart; that facing your fears is the first step towards defeating them.  Hermione began to face her fears when she said Voldemorte's name for the very first time.  For this challenge you will will learn from her example, and face your crafting fears.  You must choose to craft something in a new medium that you have been afraid to try before, OR, you may craft something in a medium you are familiar with, but with a new technique that you have been afraid to try before.  For example, perhaps your a a knitter, and have made tons of knitted items, but you've always been afraid to try cables.  Then this is your chance to try knitting the heck out of those cables!  Since you will be trying new things, you have 4 weeks to complete this challenge, giving you lots of time to make mistakes and perfect your technique.
   


Catching Up with the D.A.

You:  Dear Headmistresses, I did not get a chance to complete the first DA task, but I would still like to participate.  What can I do?

Glad you asked my friend!  Your Headmistress and I have discussed this and come up with a solution for anyone who missed the first challenge, but still wishes to participate.  Whether you were too busy to jump in during a busy Fall Semester at your real world school, or family & personal obligations kept you from crafting as much as you'd like, you may have fallen (or may in future fall) behind with the DA Challenges.  This is not a problem, and you can still participate.  (As can folks who decide to join the HPC over Winter or Spring semesters.)  

Since learning practical defensive magic and joining the fight against Voldemorte and the Death Eaters was a journey for our characters, you will still need to complete the same journey they do in order to earn your place in the DA.  Therefore, you will still need to do all the challenges *in chronological order* to complete the task.  Therefore, if you missed the Fear of a Name Challenge, you will still need to complete it before you dive into the Drink at the Hog's Head Challenge.

But, there is a bit of fine print...  Wink

First off, each challenge will be assigned a required amount of time "Catch Up" time.  This means that you cannot post your NEXT craft until that amount of time has past.  (This amount of time will be noted with the closed challenge prompt.)  For example, the Fear of a Name Challenge has a Required Make Up Time of 2 weeks.  So if you missed that prompt but you still want to join the DA, first you must plan and craft an item that fits the Fear of a Name challenge prompt.  After posting it, you cannot post a Drink in the Hog's Head Challenge for 2 weeks.  This is not because we are mean.   Smiley  It is because we want each and every crafter to craft their best, rather than rush through a large number of poorly made crafts in a short time.  (It will also make more sense later, when there are lots more projects to get through in order to Catch Up.)

Second bit of fine print:  Each project completed DURING the official Challenge Period will receive 15 House Points.  Any project completed AFTER the official period will earn 10 House Points.  So if you complete the Fear of a Name Challenge today, you can earn 10 points.  Then you can begin crafting the Drink in the Hog's Head Challenge.  If you complete it and post it after the required 2 week Catch Up period, but before the new challenge closes, you earn 15 Points for that one, AND you will have caught up to your classmates.  Make sense? Smiley  If you still have questions, feel free to PM both ME, and pinkleo.  We will be happy to clarify.


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***Please remember, you can choose to do any, all, or none of the Challenges and Challenge Series that come up.  The goal here is always to have fun and to be excited about our crafting!  None of the Challenges are intended to cause you stress or strife.  Even your Headmistresses do NOT plan to do ALL the things.  So craft on Friends, craft on.***
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2013 03:17:20 PM »

Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans
A risk with every mouthful!

"You want to be careful with these. When they say every flavor, they mean every flavor - you know you get all the ordinary ones like chocolate and peppermint and marmalade, but then you can get spinach and liver and tripe. George reckons he had a bogey-flavored one once." - Ron Weasley

Its no secret that Hogwarts students love sweets.  And teachers, Headmasters & Headmistresses have been known to enjoy their share of treats too.  Therefore, your brilliant Headmistresses have devised an epic new *series* of Mini-Challenges for you.  


Every two weeks we will pull a new bean out of the bag.  Each bean will be the inspiration for a mini-challenge.  Students may complete and post a craft based on that theme to earn extra House Points, and a Badge for that challenge.  Once a new challenge is posted, the old one is gone and cannot be entered.  As with all things in the HPC, you are welcome to do any, all, or none of these challenges.  They are just a way to inspire your own magical crafting adventures.

And this weeks bean is...
POPCORN!
Popcorn is one of those foods that always makes me feel festive.  Between the explosive sounds it makes as it pops up all fluffy, and the fact that it is associated with fun times like going to the movies or having friends over for a party, it always brings a smile to my face.  This week we're going to focus on the "pop" aspect of popcorn.  You must craft something that involves a "pop" of your own.  It could be a pop of color, like these Elf Shoelaces by TheMistressT for your favorite sneakers, or this amazing set of Slumped Glass Bowls by speedingpullet for your dining table decor.  If color isn't your thing, try a pop of scent in the air with these lovely Rosemary Wreaths from Acadian Driftwood.  Or a pop of flavor in a delicious food, like MareMare's Zuppa Toscana.  So get poppin' folks!
 
  

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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2013 03:18:23 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 challenges in August.)

September Challenge:
Prof. Sinistra has caught you casting the Muffliato Charm in class!  You'll have to spend your night long detention on the Astronomy Tower, watching for meteors and portents in the stars.  Good thing Hermoine is taking copious notes.  This leaves you time to craft.  Cool To complete your Detention, you must finish a WIP (Work in Progress). 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 thread.  So get going!


October Challenge:
Crusty old Filch and Mrs. Norris have caught you playing with the Fanged Frisbee in the fourth floor corridor!  Now you have to spend all of Saturday raking leaves on castle grounds while everyone else gets to go to Hogsmeade.  At least you'll get to spend some time outside while the weather is nice.  For this challenge you must craft something that contains at least one of the colors seen in autumn leaves.  Burgundy, red, scarlet, orange, amber, gold and brown are all possibilities.  So start raking.  Otherwise Filch will go to the Headmistress and ask to have you chained in the Dungeons!


November Challenge:
Drat!  Professor Flitwick caught you sketching cartoons in class (of Malfoy getting hit by falling dragon dung during the upcoming Quidditch match) and has given you Detention.  Fortunately he has given you lines to write, and Fred & George taught you an incantation to get your quill to write the same thing over and over.  This gives you time to catch up on other homework.  To complete your Detention, you must finish a WIP (Work in Progress). 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 thread.  So get going!



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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2013 03:19:17 PM »

Our newest Witch of the Week is...

Fiberalchemist for two outstanding projects!  The first is her Potions OWL project, the Very Weasley Christmas Tree Skirt! You can practically hear Celestina Warbeck warbling away in the background when you see this lovely granny tree skirt.  The second is the Gryffie Pride Quilt she made for the Back to Hogwarts Swap!  It's so cold in our house right now, I could really use this to cuddle up under.  Beautifully done Fiberalchemist!


Contratulations Fiberalchemist!  You have earned the Witch of the Week Badge below.



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.[/center]

Previous Witches of the Week
Pottermouth
Ant Bee for her the Coverlet of the Seven Fandoms!
noodle-bug for her Rainbow Quilt!
BadWolf314 for her Perfect Pergola!  

***Please note that Witch of the Week is a bi-weekly event.***
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