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Topic: CLOSED-HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2014~  (Read 64277 times)
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« Reply #120 on: June 12, 2014 09:21:28 PM »

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House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: fonts and handwriting notebook

Brief Description:another composition notebook makeover. I used this one as a reference/ practice book for handwriting samples



Challenge: Bertie Bott's mini challenge- Belly button lint
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: positive affirmation charm Bracelet


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« Reply #121 on: June 13, 2014 04:23:57 AM »

I like the ghost letters all piled up at the top & bottom :-)

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I had some left over thread and fabric from my thanks postcard, so i decided to practice my basic sashkio stitching as I'm not very good at it (on big projects i sometimes revert to just running stitch as it looks the same - but here where there's no project at stake i can play without worrying.) it came out ok (or ok enough, anyway - the stitches are still odd lengths!) so i covered another postcard
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« Reply #122 on: June 13, 2014 04:51:23 AM »

teag: What a neat looking comp. book!  I agree with noodle-bug, the ghost letters look really cool.
noodle-bug: That embroidery really makes the fabric look lovely.  I'm thinking I might play around with that idea for some fabric ATCs.  Your mentioning sashiko made me realize that I've heard that term, but don't really know what it is, so I was curious when you said it ends up looking the same as running stitch.  I read a couple tutorials online, and I think I have a grasp of it in my mind, but I'm curious: what is it that "makes" a project sashiko?  Is it the longer stitch on top/shorter stitch on back, the putting multiple stitches on your needle and then pulling the thread through, the nature of the design, or the whole kit and caboodle?

ETA: I'm thinking I might want to try sashiko out as an element for my embroidery OWL in Alchemy.  Also, auto-correct keeps changing "sashiko" to "sashimi", which, good job on replacing the foreign word with another word from the same language, but no, still totally wrong, A.C.
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    « Reply #123 on: June 13, 2014 07:02:56 AM »

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    « Reply #124 on: June 13, 2014 08:57:45 AM »

    Well, to my mind, sashkio is about moving the fabric rather than the needle - and so making multiple stitches at once. I aim to get stitches the same lenght, and placed exactly where i want. Ideally i'd like my stitches smaller too :-)
    There are traditional patterns, thread, fabric etc too, though, that are interesting to look at; i don't really use them in any formal way, but i this the general guidelines about stitch placement (eg at corners, or where lines meet) are good, they're aesthetically pleasing to my eye anyhow :-)
    The results aren't really identical to running stitch, i was sort of simplifying to explain that i sometimes 'cheat' by doing normal sewing akin to running stitch. I hope you see what i mean!
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    « Reply #125 on: June 13, 2014 09:04:45 AM »

    Hey everyone! I just wanted to pop in and say hi. All the projects look great. The Slytherin Common Room and Astronomy Class Room aren't updated yet and probably won't be until later. I'm graduating from High School today, have finals for my college classes next week, and am going on a cruise with my family June 24th through July 1st. I'll try and get things updated before we leave but no promises.
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    « Reply #126 on: June 13, 2014 09:07:57 AM »


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    Excitement over the 2014 Quidditch World Cup is seriously heating up.  With only 4 teams left in the Semifinals, it's anyone's game.  Bulgaria is set to play Japan, and Brazil soon faces off with the USA.  It's time for you to declare your support for your favorite team.  For this challenge you must craft an item inspired by your favorite team in the Semifinals.  You craft can be inspired by a location within their country, the team colors or emblem, team mascot, national flag, native cuisine, etc.  Please be sure to state in your post exactly how your craft is inspired by your team.

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    « Reply #127 on: June 13, 2014 09:45:53 AM »

    Congrats DragonChilde!!! You should be very proud of yourself!


    Onto classwork...

    Class/Challenge/House Pride:  Alchemy
    SPEW: N/A
    House: Gryffindor!!
    Project Name:  Ocean Sunset
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    Brief Description: As a water sign, it can't be a surprise to anyone that this would be my first assignment to turn in!  Water is definitely my favorite element
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    Class/Challenge/House Pride:  Muggle Studies
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    House: Gryffindor!!
    Project Name:  Michelle and Ben (sort of)
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    Brief Description: As it turns out, turning a Muggle photo into something new and magical is, well, exceptionally challenging for some of us.  Instead of sticking with a nice picture of flowers or animals or something I could manage, instead I got too ambitious and thought that perhaps painting a person would be a nice change of pace.

    I was wrong.

    Some of us are not meant to paint people and I am clearly one of those people.  I think Michelle turned out okay-ish but holy crap Ben was impossible.  I feel embarrassed even posting this but I worked SOOOOOOO LOOOOOOOOOOONG on it (hard to tell, right?!) so I refuse to give up credit for it.

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    Class/Challenge/House Pride:  Study of Ancient Runes
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    House: Gryffindor!!
    Project Name:  A Wealth of Knowledge and Culture
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    Brief Description: I have a very healthy love of learning and as my sociology degree attests, the knowledge of society and thus culture is particularly strong.  Now my husband, a Poli-Sci guy holds that you can't beat Greece and Rome for the birthplace of philosophy and government; I hold that Venice is the modern-day birthplace of knowledge and culture.  You just can't beat Venice during the Enlightenment.
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    « Reply #128 on: June 13, 2014 10:06:31 AM »

    I actually think the painting of the people was beautiful...it seems as if you captured the essence of both of them.  A painting doesn't necessarily have to have 100% detail in it to be great.
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    I agree, I think that painting is lovely, it captures both people perfectly.
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