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Topic: CLOSED-HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2014~  (Read 79985 times)
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« Reply #80 on: June 07, 2014 06:14:11 PM »

Sure - I hadn't thought of it to be honest, but I don't see why people who were alumi last term shouldn't include work done then too Smiley

(ignoring all those double negatives, short answer is 'yes' Cheesy)
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« Reply #81 on: June 07, 2014 07:38:58 PM »

Mistress Jennie: Thanks for those recipes, I will absolutely give them a try! Even though my first time out with the crockpot was a bit of a dud, I am very much looking forward to playing with it more this summer.

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    Nerd Battles: Team Multimedia
    Harry Potter Craftalong: House Ravenclaw
    « Reply #82 on: June 07, 2014 08:20:28 PM »

    I think I'm going to have to try that cashew (soy) chicken recipe!
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    « Reply #83 on: June 08, 2014 01:46:24 PM »

    Oh the wonderful CoMC amazingness!!!!

    Moonflame- That penquin jumper is completely adorable! Way to go!

    Samash90- House Elves definitely need that kind of protection!

    Keep up the good work!

    As a Slytherin.....I am so excited to see us strive for the greatness that we can achieve!  Go Slytherin!!!!
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    « Reply #84 on: June 08, 2014 01:59:39 PM »

    First week we're back via Floo Powder from the continent was a bit hectic to get everything settled (lots of washing spells/gardening spells done), getting the first step to education for the Little Witches sorted (phew!) and then to try and get rid of my URTI... which, given the doc said 5-7 days REST and I've been cutting grass, decluttering 1/2 a cupboard, decluttering (phase 1) the Little Witches' (Hobbitses') toys etc... didn't really happen.

    However... our PINTEREST board is up-to-date!!! As is the ALCHEMY DUNGEON!! Smiley  Now I just have to read all the prompts, try to find projects to do and keep on top with all the craftiness on here!
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    « Reply #85 on: June 08, 2014 02:10:24 PM »

    Class: Transfiguration
    SPEW: NA
    House: Slytherin
    Project Name: Gemino Curse Cupcake Necklaces...well almost...
    Project Description: I loved the cupcake necklace I made for Technicolor so much that I had to have one for myself.  The only problem is that I only had a pink cupcake left and hers was blue.  After some work I managed to make a similar one for myself.  This one has an identical design but different color scheme.  Seems like my curse could use some work to make exact replicas...I'll keep working at that....

    Class: SoAR
    SPEW: NA
    House: Slytherin
    Project Name: Paint Chip Ink Drawings
    Project Description: I worked on my ink skills with these little ATC sized works.  I have been meaning to get much better at my freehand (no pencil work) ink skills.  So I went and got some paint chip samples at the store and made some ATC sized pieces and worked up two dragons, a golden hind, and a little monkey.  I think that its coming along okay.  I still need to work on not hesitating on where I want lines to go.  But I adore my little dragon...he needs a name though...any suggestions?

    Class: Alchemy
    SPEW: NA
    House: Slytherin
    Project Name: Lapis Bead Necklace for MommaAquaheart's birthday
    Project Description: MommaAquaheart had a lapis necklace that broke and she wanted to have a whole new look for the beads.  So we looked at a lot of pictures and decided on a design concept she liked.  I picked out some glass beads that would add some interest but you can't really see them in the picture.  The picture doesn't do it justice.  It's so much prettier in person!  And obviously...its blue...like water.

    Class: Astronomy
    SPEW: NA
    House: Slytherin
    Project Name: Hidden Mickey Necklace and Bracelet
    Project Description:  I love DisneyWorld!  I love Mickey Mouse!  When I went to Disney World last I bought a stretchy bracelet that had all these Mickey head beads on it.  I hate stretch bracelets...they never fit me right and always break really easily.  So I repurposed them into jewelry that I love.  The meaning where there is none?  My love of Disney that doesn't scream off of a tee!
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    « Reply #86 on: June 08, 2014 03:21:04 PM »

    I got some of those micky head beads in a swap, that's a great way to use them! Love the cucupcake necklace(s) too

    Challenge; house unity
    House; ravenclaw!
    This is the first block for a quilt.... My first kaleidoscope block, and my first go at foundation paper work. I'm much more comfy with hand sewing than machine but i'm trying :-) there's lots wrong with this block, but i decided not to unpick because this way i'll be able to point it out on the finished quilt and be all smug about how i improved (hopefully...)
    And of course, for my first go, i choose the 4 house colours for the corner pieces :-)
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    « Reply #87 on: June 08, 2014 03:27:06 PM »

    Yay! I always love the beginning of a new term, I always feel a new drive to create more and work harder on developing my skills! I have three classes to turn in so far!

    Class/Challenge/House Pride: Care Of Magical Creatures
    SPEW: YES, These are a part of a group of ATC's that went to a 4th grade class at a public school
    House: Slytherin
    Project Name: Winged Unicorn ATC's

         These ATC's fit the assignment because we all know that winged unicorns are some of the rarest magical creatures and the absolutely must be respected and protected. These ATC's were made for a set intended for trade with a class of fourth graders for a volunteer art lesson so they qualify as a SPEW project. They were delivered to the class last Friday (June 6th).

    Class/Challenge/House Pride: Study of Ancient Runes
    SPEW:YES, these were sent to a 4th grade class as part of a volunteer art lesson.
    Project Name: Robot Trio of ATCs

    This project fits the assignment because the action of me doing a volunteer art lesson for children at public school using ATCs that I made myself to trade with them definitely shows enthusiasm for learning. I feel it is necessary to teach kids not only the few lessons they get about art in their curriculum but also how art is accessible to them, and how they can interact with it and form a creative community with their peers. I feel that A lesson on ATCs is a great way to begin that kind of thinking in students.

    Class/Challenge/House Pride: Dumbledore's Army: Dept. Of Mysteries
    SPEW:YES these are more ATCs for my lesson with the 4th graders.
    House: Slytherin
    Project Name: Dinosaur ATCs

    This project fits the criteria of this assignment because children in public schools in the United States a drastically under served when it comes to exposure to arts and culture. There for it is fulfilling a great need to volunteer one's time and talent to bring the art experiences to the children that they otherwise wouldn't get.

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    « Reply #88 on: June 08, 2014 06:30:40 PM »

    dinos and Robots and flying unicorns? lucky kids to have such awesome artwork to inspire their crafty community bulding

    Excuse me... I just noticed that the puffs have got Dr Evil in their common room! bahahahahah!

    On a more serious note... our first witch of the week for the semester is posted
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    « Reply #89 on: June 08, 2014 07:58:12 PM »

    I finally had the opportunity to do more than scan everyone's new assignments, and read nine pages of awesome creativeness! Took notes for future reference too.  Grin

    To noodlebug, thanks so much for developing the career paths page for alumni! Is Professorship an option for a career?

    Now, because I spent 3/4 of last semester in the library instead of paying attention to the assignments I turned in, it appears I neglected to take credit for the HoM N.E.W.T. I proposed in March. So all House points are null and void.  Tongue Here's a picture of the completed project, as well as the completed NEWT I proposed in January (which I thankfully turned in!). If both of these can be removed from the Proposal List, I'd much appreciate it!

    Completed NEWT (Posted Feb. 28th)

    I love the end of a semester because everyone is wildly posting all their assignments. Rah, Rah Ravenclaw!!!!

    NEWT Subject: Charms
    House: Ravenclaw
    Project Name: Waldorf Doll for Theo
    Brief Description: Theo's baby now has a daytime outfit to go with his jammies.

    Pic won't load...see page 83 Winter Semester.

    Completed NEWT (Proposed March, completed, never turned in.  Sad)

    On to this semester!
    Class: Divination
    SPEW:  n/a.
    House: Ravenclaw
    Project Name: Make Your Own Parliament of Owls...or just one, whatever.
    Brief Description: Alrighty, so here's a mini tute on how to make pretty cute pom pom owls.

    Materials List:

    Wool or acrylic in whatever colours you choose
    Plastic Pom Pom maker or cardboard pom pom maker The cardboard or plastic snap together kind work best
    Scissors, tacky glue, small amount of felt for beak, beads or felt for eyes, and paper covered floral wire for feet.

    Make 2 pom poms, one for head and one for body. You can get creative here and pattern your owl depending on how you wrap the yarn. Or use variegated yarn and make an owlet!

    Now for the fun part! Trim head pom pom in a roundish ball (if you're making the barn owl) Make sure you leave the long strings you used to tie the pom pom because they will be used to attach head to body later on. For the body, separate two sections of yarn on either side for the wings and one section at the bottom for the tail. Trim top, front, back, and under wings of body piece.

    Thread the leftover long string from head onto a needle and carry it under the body's string (it's the one that holds the pom pom together) and tie the two pieces together. Or trim the top of the body and the bottom of the head flat, and glue the pieces together.

    Take the floral wire and bend in a U shape. Measure how long you want the legs, then bend into a foot-like shape, then wrap remainder of wire up leg. Cut off excess.

    Attach legs with gobs of glue, or better yet, tie them on with a long string that you can bury in the pom pom. I've since begun attaching the legs with the long tie strings before trimming the pom pom. They stand better that way.

    Trim some more, shape shape shape, add a beak and eyes...aww...it's an owl.

    A special thanks to noodlebug for sending all of those buttons, which made perfect eyes for these wee cuties!
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