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Topic: CLOSED: HP Craftalong ~Winter Semester 2013/2014~  (Read 59089 times)
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« Reply #660 on: February 07, 2014 10:31:55 AM »



working on my OWL. beginning to cut and prepare the many many embroidery strings to hang my ATCs. My technique is to put a bit of glue at both ends of the string. After it dries, one end will hang from the thumbtack in the ceiling - no need to tie or loop. I will just have glue-sealed ends and that will allow me to put the tack between the 2 flosses. The other end will attach to the card. After glue dries, I take a needle and separate the 2 strands. I want the strands to be nice and firm and straight, hence the dried glue, then I lay the 2 separated strand ends on the very edge of the top of the card and let it dry. so far so good
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« Reply #661 on: February 07, 2014 01:01:11 PM »

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NEWT Subject: Transfiguration
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Child Winter Wool Coat
Brief Description: I will turn this wool and that fleece blankets into a warm, cory long coat with a hood for my big girl, because she wants a long winter coat like mommy. I'm not using a pattern so I need to draft one. I will most likely make a "practice" coat with an old bedsheet before cutting in the good stuff. I will use twig buttons and might also embellish the hood with fur like my friend did.

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« Reply #662 on: February 07, 2014 01:51:38 PM »

Class/Challenge/House Pride: House Unity
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Lady Hogwarts
Brief Description: I first got the idea for this while deciding what to make for my daughter's barbie dolls and had already decided to use up a small ball of red yarn. Remembering that Red was a Gryffindor color, I decided to make the dress with a section of the colors of the other three houses, putting Slytherin at the top. It's completely free form as is everything else I usually crochet
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« Reply #663 on: February 07, 2014 04:18:36 PM »

netchez~ Chris's afghan was that good. Congrats on the WotW and Craftster Best of 2013! I like the simple style of your coffee mug cozy. Nice mug mats. Gorgeous snowflakes. I really like your skillet handle cover as well. Lovely crown hat. Adorable lap blanket.
vincentvanbuck~ Lovely ATC. It looks like you are having tons of fun quilling!
pottermouth~ Congrats on Craftster Best of 2013! Looking at all the clean crafting spaces makes me jealous… It looks like you have great light where you work your crafty magic. Cute Pom Pom puppets!
Nicajeanie~ Lovely snowflakes (also I like that purple background). Charming quilled snitch.
TechnicolorAquahear ts~ Congrats on Craftster Best of 2013. I love the colors of your scarf! Fantastic model you have there.
midkiffsjoy~ Lovely Hufflepuff gear! I like all the doll clothes you have been making. Fantastic skirt. I really like the pattern.
noodle-bug~ I bet that box of love made Frank smile. Congrats on WotW and Craftster Best of 2013!
MamanTattoo~ Congrats on Craftster Best of 2013! Lovely pants. I love the print on the bottom of that skirt!
Acadian Driftwood~ I adore your hoop. It is a wonderful little piece of spring.
BadWolf314~ I haven't seen Frozen yet but I adore your paintings (or are they constructed out of paper?) Either way, I really really like them. Those chicken wings sound delicious.
ErinAquaheart~ Congrats on Craftster Best of 2013! Cute Europa necklace and earring set. More paintings! They are are fantastic. I really like your colored animals. Lovely redactor necklace. Fantastic Hamlet drawings! They are so cute.
blupaisan~ Great ATCs, I can't wait to see your completed OWL.
ladychris2010~ Lovely house unity dress!

Class/Challenge/House Pride: DA Stunning Spell
Quidditch: Catch the snitch for Slytherin (chapped/sunburned lips are a hazard of Quidditch, lip balm from Madam Pomfery is a great help)
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Project Name: Peppermint Lip balm
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Brief Description: This lip balm is full of lip nourishment; beeswax, shea butter, St. Johnswort oil (mild SPF), and peppermint essential oil. The scent is mild but the chilling sensation from the essential oil is stunning. I used a little bit of lipstick for color.
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« Reply #664 on: February 07, 2014 04:57:58 PM »


Class: Transformation
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: The Little Mermaid
Project Description: The Little Mermaid is one of my favorite stories and a classic transformation tale. In the end, in the original story, the poor little mermaid transforms twice; once into a human and then again into sea foam when the prince that she loves marries another. 

I don't think I have ever posted here before but I follow it and love seeing all the projects! Reading the above. Reminded me of a funny story and I thought I would jump in and share hope that is ok!

When I was little my mum bought me The Little Mermaid on video. When it appeared half way through that she was going to die I got really upset and wanted to stop watching. Mum promised me that it would be ok (a promise to us is something we would never ever break) so I continued watching. At the end she died. I was heart broken. Mum had bought me the original version not the Disney version and had not known it was different! I cried my heart out. I was so upset it was about ten years until I could bear to watch even the Disney version!! To be honest, I don't even watch the Disney version now (about 25 years later)!!!!
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« Reply #665 on: February 08, 2014 02:20:26 PM »

Yay!!! Caught up with the Pinterest board again! Wink

And below are tons of comments - you are all far too good with handing in Class work and Quidditch scores!! Smiley

Naantje wow, have to look into that expedit document storage we usually have everything in office Folders, but think the boxes might be easier!

Magpirate love your Moose Jaw Meteorites - looks great! The Homemade Pasta Alfredo looks yummie really have to look into making that one time (never had Alfredo before! Shocked ). And the motorbike looked really good! Smiley

BadWolf314 Great attempt at the Dalek Dishcloth (I used the same one for my first attempt to knit & purl). Those Bookmarks are great are they done with the Cameo? And the Cyberman pattern is on my list for my OWL, too. Smiley  Your Frozen Snowman is cute, and I really get hungry looking at those chicken wings!!

Coulsenl love your cowls & hat and the blanket. Great work! What great idea with the coffee painting!

Noodle-bug Love the look of the Art Journal (although I never know what to do with art journals really...). LOVE your jumper! Congrats on finishing such a big item!! And the super-nerd hat sounds interesting! Smiley

WhistleFish I like how you did your OLW assignments! And your Project Life layouts look fab (I like the look of PL, but cannot get myself into it)

Mistress Jennie Wow, LOVELY colour in your new space! And as always I absolutely LOVE your bracelets, love the colours!

Ant Bee CONGRATULATION on your engagement!!! Smiley Looking forward to lots of wedding related crafts from you now!! Cheesy

ErinAquaheart Love the look of the Cancer zodiac already. Can't wait for the others! And I love the Monochromatic picture of the Blue Wolf.

Moonflame what a beautiful headband loving the pattern and the colour! And your Mossy Moss is just great, and I LOVE those little coffee cups!! Lovely colours in the Holly in the Window and the Quidditch Broom is just adorable! And the puff looks soo cute, too. What are you doing with all those puffs? (ignore that .. found your description under the Snitchipuff. Wink )

DragonChilde lovely shrines, the snow globes are cute as well. And love your Farm Chore Charts.The Peppermint Lip Balm looks good! Where do you get recipes for it? 

Blupaisan what a grand idea to upcycle that muffin box. Will have to try that next time we have muffins (or maybe can excuse the purchase for that! Wink ) Love the idea of the upcycling for your brush holder!

Acadian Driftwood love your gold flowers. And the Quidditch Bal Flash Drive decoration is a great idea.

Nicajeanie love your milk magnet. It's soo cute! And I love that wire pendant. The paper snowflakes are so different, and I haven't thought of quilling a snitch yet. Smiley

FiberAlchemist I love those Gift Card holders! Such a great and versatile idea. As for your craft space can you come over and do mine? Wink Those Cinnamon Rolls look yummie!

MamanTattoo LOVE those Owls! And the unicorn is just absolutely cute! And the mini Brighid is reaaaally small! Wow! The felt tents are cute nice idea for dollies (have to remember that).  And then the knitted broom loving the colour of it!  And what a great idea for those Leftover pants!

Tiamatfire what cute stitch markers!! How do those work though? So far I only worked with those office clip style ones.

Pinkleo I LOVE your Nook cozy with the earbud pocket what a great idea!!! And the basket is just FAB!

Pottermouth Loving your paper crafts, specially the Expecto Patronum!! Your pom pom pooches are sooo cute!

jellybean89 that streusel cake looks soo yummie!!

vincentvanbuck Another tidy craft room... I really have to get mine sorted!!! And the Tenth Doctor perler frame looks cute. And your paper quilling looks great! Really have to start mine again. Smiley

netchez that coffee mug cozy looks so neat crocheted, as well as the other crocheted items. That Skillet handle cover is a nifty idea, might have to steal that. Wink

TechnicolorAquahear ts The hot color scarf is lovely and bright.

Midkiffsjoy love the Bleuette's Earflap hat. How do you measure those? And those mittens are just too cute! In fact all those little things for Simone are so cute! Smiley Love your Hufflepuff hat I still have to start the earflap hats for my girls.
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« Reply #666 on: February 08, 2014 02:56:59 PM »

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions
SPEW: N/A
House:Slytherin
Project Name: A swap item
Project Page Link (if available):N/A
Brief Description: One of my small items for my swap partner in the Geeky Swap
Project Picture: Linkety link


Class/Challenge/House Pride: SoAR
SPEW: N/A
House:Slytherin
Project Name: Foot Spa
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Brief Description: My first scrapbook layout of 2013! Smiley And it's a double!! A few of Wunjo's meanings are "Joy", "Family", "Bonding" and "harmony". When I saw the photos of my twin girls that was what jumped out at me after reading the information on Wunjo.

Story behind the layout - we pushed out trip to visit my family in Germany back from April to end of May to make sure that we have nice and sunny weather. This day we decided to go to a nice big open air market, and although it was a bit misty and drizzly when we left the house by car, we hoped it would clear up. Well... it didn't. In fact, 30 mins after arriving at the outdoor market (placed in a farmer's field!) it was chucking down, we had fries under a tent and the water was just dripping down everywhere. All 5 of us (including my mum) were soaked to the bones, so we drove back to mum's and then decided to give the girls a foot bath to avoid them getting a cold etc. And as you can see ... they had the best time of it! Smiley

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And now also a CONGRATULATIONS to all our Craftsters 2013!! Smiley
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« Reply #667 on: February 08, 2014 06:22:26 PM »

Challenge: DA---Lessons with Harry
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Disarming
Project Description: I have a loooonnng list of things that get in my way of getting various projects. So it was hard to decide what to tackle for this project. I finally decided to organize some plastic letter beads that have been driving me crazy for years!  I have kept these beads in an unorganized box and spent the time to separate them into sections. I didn't want to do every letter so I decided to separate the alphabet into six sections and then numbers.  So I now have vowels, numbers 1-9 (zero and "O" looked the same so they became all "O", B-F, G-K, L-P, Q-V, W-Z.  It took awhile but now I can actually use these beads instead of look at them in disgust and walk away.  I'm excited!!!


Challenge: DA--Lessons with Harry
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Valentine's Day Handwarmers--- impediment jinx
Project Description: Some cozy handwarmers to watch the game in and hold hands with your sweetheart as we cheer Slytherin to victory....(crosses fingers and starts some more crafts in hopes of catching the snitch)  I crocheted these in chocolate/blue variegated and pink.
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« Reply #668 on: February 09, 2014 09:58:58 PM »

Inselaeffchen~ Fantastic secret swap item. Great scrapbook pages. When I am making a batch of lip balm I use the recipe from the book D.I.Y. girl with alterations, I will also add more wax to the little bit of salve that won't quite fill the last jar. Basically I take 1/4 cup oil (I like to use an infused oil), and add anywhere from 1 to 3 teaspoons of beeswax, and a small amount of Shea Butter (heat the oil and stir in the butter and wax, a teaspoon at a time until melted). To test the consistency I place a spoon coated in the mixture in the freezer for a few minutes. Once I have a consistency I like, I mix in 10-20 drops of essential oil (my favorite to use for this is peppermint but my siblings don't like it much) and a little bit of lipstick to color the balm (it doesn't really color the lips). Then pour it (you may need to reheat so you can pour it) into tins and let it cool. The book suggests adding 1/8 teaspoon glycerin for shininess, a vitamin E capsule for preserving (I add enough essential oil that I don't worry about adding vitamin E unless I have some on hand, which I didn't this time), and/or food grade glitter (because glitter). The heating can be done in the microwave or on the stove. Initially I heat the oil in twenty second increments for about a minute and if I need to reheat while I am making it I do so 10-15 seconds at a time. Hope that helps.
ErinAquaheart~ I'm updating points in the common room and I was wondering which lesson with Harry your hand warmers were for (shield charm perhaps?), they are quite lovely by the way. Congrats on organizing your letter and number beads. I finished organizing my seed beads last month, it took me over a year to get them all sorted.
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« Reply #669 on: February 10, 2014 05:45:34 AM »

Challenge: Join the DA - Reductor
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: University of Illinois College of Law Charm Bracelet

Brief Description:  This may be one of the most unusual and specific charm bracelets I've ever been asked to make.  It is themed around the University of Illinois College of Law, and is a graduation present for a soon-to-be lawyer.  As I went to graduate school at University of Illinois myself, it was a really fun and personal project to work on. It contains 17 sterling silver, Tibetan silver, and pewter charms, including a Briefcase, the Constitution, Justice Scales, Abraham Lincoln, Law Book, Judge, Diploma, Lady Justice, University of Illinois Logo, Gavel, Suit Jacket, Police Badge, Stack of Books, Laptop Computer, state of Illinois, Contract, and a Coffee Cup.  The beads include crystal, Czech glass, Druk glass, goldstone, carnelian, and amber, in shades of Illini blue and orange.  The whole thing measures less than 3"x3"x3" when closed. Cheesy
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Challenge: Detention - February
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Abraham Lincoln Charm Bracelet

Brief Description:  Another unusual, but incredibly fun bracelet design. It is a celebration of the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. It contains 17 sterling silver, Tibetan silver, and pewter charms that represent aspects of his life and character, surrounded by a mix of glass, Czech glass, and crystal beads in black and clear.  The charms include: Abraham Lincoln in profile, United States Constitution, Bow Tie, Lincoln House in Springfield (a vintage sterling silver charm), Stovepipe Hat (vintage), American Flag, Mary Todd Lincoln, an Ax for the Rail Splitter, Cabin in Kentucky where he was born, Shovel which he used to do his homework on, Justice Scales for his time as a lawyer, Horse for riding the Court Circuit, the White House, Envelope on which he wrote the Gettysburg Address, Funeral Train, State of Illinois, and a Heart for his beloved sons.  The only *color* used on this project is black, since clear is a lack of any color. Wink
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Challenge: Join the DA - Protean
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Birdhouse in Your Soul ATB

Project Page Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431297.msg5155733#msg5155733
Brief Description: I recently participated in the Artist Trading Block Swap.  While stalking my partner's Pinterest I noticed she had pinned an altered art tag, which had the lyric "Make a little birdhouse in your soul" on it.  And after seeing noodle-bug's amazing hand stitched Birdhouse for Your Soul, I knew I had to completely steal ahem, take inspiration from her example and create a Steampunk Birdhouse for amaryllisroze's Soul.  There are a lot of small details in this one that are explained in the project thread.
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