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Topic: CLOSED-HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2013~ End of Term Feast Dec.5-10  (Read 91640 times)
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« Reply #330 on: September 22, 2013 06:00:57 AM »

Pinks, I love your tiny Dalek!!!
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« Reply #331 on: September 22, 2013 10:16:24 AM »

Pinks, I love your tiny Dalek!!!
Cool Do you now? Wink Cheesy Grin


~*Happy SPEW Sunday!*~

I have 9 SPEW Hats for Bundle of Joy Grin
Because many are the same color, I took a group shot.

SPEWX9: Bundles of Joy
House: Gryffindor
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Brief Description: More baby hats, because I just can't STOP! Grin
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« Reply #332 on: September 22, 2013 10:25:36 AM »

midkiffsjoy: You should definitely get back into oil painting!
pinks: are those baby hats knitted or crochet? they're too adorable
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« Reply #333 on: September 22, 2013 10:32:45 AM »

pinks: are those baby hats knitted or crochet? they're too adorable
They are crochet. Grin The free pattern link is Simple Baby Boy Beanie Pattern by Jennifer M Bennett with the following mods: Adjusting size (12circumference): Using H hook. Adding inc round of 3 dc, inc, skipping last inc so to have even number for rib (44sts around).
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« Reply #334 on: September 22, 2013 12:02:05 PM »

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Fear of a Name Challenge (D.A. - September)
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Kinkakuji
Brief Description: I started acrylic painting a little over a year ago.  I went with a group of friends to one of those "paint while you drink" art as entertainment places, and absolutely fell in love with the whole process.  Within days, I was at Michael's, buying paints and supplies, and this is what ended up nudging me into the world of craft over several months, and finally to joining Craftster this past summer.  Acrylics was my gateway craft, you could say.

And while the majority of the painting I do is at these establishments (where everyone copies the same image the teacher is painting), I do enjoy producing original works at home as well.  HOWEVER, when I do these works at home, I always, always carefully plan them out.  Pre-sketching, drawing my image on the canvas first, using chalk and sharpie to help me keep my sketch lines visible while painting, yadda yadda yadda.  But this takes a LONG time.  Most of the canvases I paint on at home are only 8 x 10, and they can take hours.  The one 16 by 20 original painting I did took over 20 hours to complete.

Okay, fast forward to the challenge: One of my best friends was having her birthday party at our favorite painting place.  For the painting, she chose... a black and white painting of the Eiffel Tower.  Perfectly lovely, but just not something that was inspiring to me at all (or that I had any intention of hanging on my wall).  So, I decided that I was going to be a rebel and paint something original.  I opted for a different landmark that would be more meaningful to me: Kinkakuji, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan.  But for me to do that, I would have to do it on my own -- ie, without the benefit of the teacher's instruction, since she would be demo-ing the Eiffel Tower painting.  Plus, I would have to get it done within the two hour time span of the class -- and I have NEVER finished a painting in two hours before.

So, I downloaded a black and white source photo onto my iPad, brought it along to class, and happily ignored whatever was going on with the instruction for the rest of the class, as I tried to figure out how the heck to paint this on my own.  Part of the reason this was significant for me, is because like I said before, I always plan out my paintings first and sketch out the image on the canvas with pencil/chalk/sharpie/whatever.  But not this time -- I just went with the flow, and started putting paint on the canvas.  For me to finish my original painting in only two hours, I just had to trust my instincts and go with it.

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I am really pleased with how it turned out.  Now, I recognize that the quality of the lines is not particularly great.  But my goal was to finish this original painting in two hours, without having instruction from the teacher.  And in the end, it came out much better than I thought it was going to.  I think the part I am most pleased with is the blurred reflection in the pond water, because that is such an iconic part of any photograph you will ever see of this particular structure.



One more shot from a distance, because one of the teachers at the class always says that paintings are meant to be viewed and enjoyed from a distance, not up-close and right in front of you.
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« Reply #335 on: September 22, 2013 12:53:45 PM »



The Weekly S.P.E.W. Review

With a flutter of wings and a screech or two,
This Weekly Report is delivered to you!
Support Caring Causes and the bringing of smiles,
Sending love out over thousands of miles!

The Weekly Review, (although it spells Spew)
Is sent to encourage and not sicken you.
So earn your house points and relax for a while,
Sharing the crafts made in your unique style!


Hello again, Gentle Readers!

This week we have 4 members of 3 houses representing the art of Caring Crafts. *Ant Bee looks sheepishly at her housemates and mouths Let's meet in the common room to get working on some this week?*  We appreciate all the time and materials you are sending out into the world to make life a little kinder for someone. Thank you!

Representing Hufflepuff House we have Nicajeanie with her granny square love and Midkiffsjoy with her hats and diapers. Together they earn an additional 100 points this week!

Gryffindor Pinkleo is wowing the halls with her baby beanies- 10 of them! She also earns another 100 points this week! Nicely done!

Ravenclaw Netchez earn her house a gaggle of Squees and 10 additional oints for her little owl stuffie. Cute!

And Slytherin.... well.... We, ah, ...are waiting ...on an owl delivery from Diagon Alley! ... and the next trip to Hogsmeade for supplies.... yeah, that's it!

Happy Crafting!
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« Reply #336 on: September 22, 2013 02:28:28 PM »

Class: SoAR
House: ravenclaw
Project: Plenty of bookmarks
papercrafted bookmarks, made from old broken books and stamps I've collected from post I've received. for the bookcrossing Uk convention next weekend. more than a hundred of 'em, which I'd say is a true harvest Cheesy


Class: Transfiguration
House: Ravenclaw
Project: walnut coffee cakepops
my hedgehogs came out wrong... they each just have one long spike sticking out of the back Sad
they are kinda yummy though...


Class: MS
House: raveclaw
Project: Money can't buy love popcakes
muggle money is all very well and good - but in a world where you can't wave a wand to bake a birthday cake, acts like that take time; so they become more valuble than money. So I made some caramel-chocchip cake pops for my daddies birthday, the made the muggle way. Because money - muggle or wizard - can't buy love, and I love my daddy lots Cheesy


Class: DADA
House; ravenclaw
Project: another hat!
I thought I'd continue my personal challenge to learn to knit, after what I did in dumbledore;s army; what better place to practise than DADA class, right under umbridge's nose! My decreasing is much better here, you can see in the photo that it's neater. the sewing up in neater too. This hat is simpler, it doesn't have the false slouches knitted in, so it's more suitable for a boy Smiley it's not the right hat for Peter still, but I'm getting better, so the range of patterns I can tackle is wider... and I'll get to his by christmas!
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« Reply #337 on: September 22, 2013 05:25:52 PM »

pinks: Awesome! Maybe one day I'll have the guts to crochet something that's not an amigurumi!  Cheesy
 
vincentvanbuck: yay another painting fear challenge! It looks really nice esp the water. That's also another fear of mine. Painting reflective water.

noodle-bug: your cake pops look so yummy!
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« Reply #338 on: September 22, 2013 06:18:44 PM »

Well done on your 100 bookmarks noodle-bug!

In other news I completed the 10 in-progress bracelets for my NEWT on Saturday, and created 6 more "from-scratch" today.  (Ie., I created them start to finish, as opposed to completing something that was already in-progress.)  3 for my NEWT, and 3 that will be Class Projects.  That brings my total to 26 bracelets completed for my NEWT.

69 days and 54+ bracelets to go.
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« Reply #339 on: September 22, 2013 06:32:49 PM »

Noodle-bug, those cake pops look really tasty.  And vincentvanbuck, congratulations on conquering your fear of impromptu painting!  The finished product turned out really well.


Just like when I was actually in school, I tend to finish my homework on Sunday night.  Tongue

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Botts - Lobster
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Seahorse Glass Painting
Project Page Link: Of course!
Brief Description: My girlfriend and I went to the aquarium yesterday.  They had seahorses.  I painted one.  (Also a starfish.)
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy class
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Moon Checkers Set
Project Page Link: Indeed.
Brief Description: I wanted to see if I could make a crescent-moon Sculpey cane, so I tried it out.  The verdict?  Kinda.  The other pieces are full moons.
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