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Title: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *CLOSED*
Post by: pinkleo on May 13, 2012 05:30:44 PM
HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~

~*Started May 13, 2012*~
~*Ended August 31, 2012*~
~*An amazing 525 classes/challenges posted in 16 weeks!*~

Welcome to Hogwarts!
The Harry Potter Craftalong, HPC, is a little different than past HP craftalongs, but I promise it is still tons of fun!  In the HPC you will be completing classes and challenges with your skills in crafty magic.  And you can join anytime during the semester.  Your mission is to complete at least one class or challenge during the semester.  The HPC is a great way to stretch you crafty muscles, meet HP crafters, and have fun!


~*SUMMER CLASSES*~
---Arthimancy: Create something using the Fibonacci sequence
---Astronomy: Create something the features a sun, moon, and/or stars.
---Care of Magical Creatures: create something inspired by a magical creature
---Charms: The Aguamenti charm produces a jet of water from the caster's wand.  Master this charm by crafting something involving water.
---Defence Against the Dark Arts: Conquer a fear by crafting something inspired by it.
---Divination: Create something inspired by a good or bad omen.
---Herbology: Create something inspired by a wand wood.
---Muggle Studies: Muggles are fascinated by moving pictures they call "television" and "movies."  Create something inspired by a muggle movie or television show.
---Potions: First years must learn the Forgetfulness Potion.  Create something that helps you remember just in case you are under the influence of this potion.
---Transfiguration: Transform something into something else.


~*OTHER PROJECTS YOU CAN SUBMIT*~
House Pride and House Unity: These are projects inspired by one of the Hogwarts Houses.  They can be inspired by house colors, mascots, past members, house ghosts, etc.
Challenges: Look for challenges under Current Challenges.  Beware, some challenges are for a limited time only; these are clearly marked.


~*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 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.

---Starting Fall 2012, a project can only earn points for one class/challenge (same project cannot be entered in multiple categories).  Projects are eligible for additional bonus points such as SPEW points; look for prompts for more information.


~*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 signup 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, OWLs, and NEWTs.
---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.
---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.


~*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 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408993.msg4827058#msg4827058).  Thank you for keeping the HPC within Craftster guidelines.


~*Fall HPC Staff*~
Headmistress pinkleo
Deputy Headmistress jennieingram

Gryffindor Head of House IsikkahJai
Ravenclaw Head of House PenguinSoup
Ravenclaw Prefect FiberAlchemist
Hufflepuff Head of House patty_o_furniture
Hufflepuff Prefect jillybeans

OWL & NEWT Examiner pinkleo & jennieingram
Potions Professor FiberAlchemist
Charms & Astronomy Professor SiakelA
Divination & Herbology Professor jillybeans

Badge Baronesses patty_o_furniture, jillybeans, rossie
Spreadsheet Sorceress jennieingram

FALL STAFF POSITIONS STILL AVAILABLE
~*PM pinkleo if you are interested*~
---Head of House aka HoH (1 each house): Help keep up with their house points, house cheerleader (which could be cheering their housemate projects, inspiring ideas to gain house points, etc.), monitor & be active in their FOC off-topic Common Room, field questions from their house
---Prefect/Head Girl: help HoH, can coordinate with HoH to see how they would like to split duties....kind of like a swap co-organizer
---Badge Baroness: coordinates with Headmistress to create badges for classes, challenges, and house pride, not required but nice if willing to make special robes aka avatars for HPC peeps
---Class Professors: Help Headmistress in creation of assignments, be active and be able to answer questions about classes
---Great Hall Welcome Witch/Wizard: must be FOC, be the welcoming voice and representative of the Great Hall

~*I want to give my acknowlegments and gratitude to the HPKCHC (http://www.ravelry.com/groups/hp-knitting-crochet-house-cup) on Ravelry which was the inspiration point for the craftalong.*~


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 13, 2012 05:35:10 PM
~Current Challenges~
*Follow the Spiders* (http://tinyurl.com/chj4bxn)
*Riding the Knight Bus* (http://tinyurl.com/blpvodp)
*Reducio* (http://tinyurl.com/ce9vml9)
*Detention with Snape* (http://tinyurl.com/7tdv8j3)
*Reparo* (http://tinyurl.com/6vkxzjx)
*Portkey*: CLOSED, see Quidditch Scores for projects
*Quidditch*: CLOSED August 12, 2012
*Sorting Hat* (http://tinyurl.com/8jjcb3y)


~Completed Assignments & Challenges~

FOLLOW THE SPIDERS
* chughes' Riddikulus HP Spider hoop (http://tinyurl.com/cv6s2ng)
* aliis' How to make silvery Spiders for your creepy jewellery (http://tinyurl.com/d2lzrzj)
* rossie's Book Spider (http://tinyurl.com/bv6ub5o)
* Mloopy's Spider Tee (http://tinyurl.com/cl9fdfy)
* ZombieLili's Spider bookthong (http://tinyurl.com/ccbvb8y)
* patty_o_furniture's Wire & Balloon Spiders (http://tinyurl.com/7wp5myq)
* skatergirl1007's Bag with spiders (http://tinyurl.com/83m98fl)
* spikefan's Beaded Spider (http://tinyurl.com/76o9mes)
* bubblegum_phoenix's Creepy Made Good (http://tinyurl.com/7p25eaf)
* jennieingram's Spider Earrings (http://tinyurl.com/8764rm4)
* pottermouth's Upcycled Sweater Spider (http://tinyurl.com/86brxkm)
* katara's Follow the Leader (http://tinyurl.com/7kp6qwa)
* Eiseldora's Flags (http://tinyurl.com/c2cq8to)
* hgddm's Color-Changing Signature Stamp (http://tinyurl.com/cat6y8f)
* lightninglisa's Glittery Spider Fascinator (http://tinyurl.com/998hooe)
* jenleahlynn's web zentangle (http://tinyurl.com/9msketf)
* teag's spider hunter heirloom necklace (http://tinyurl.com/9xpgdse)
* Ant Bee's Motivational "Creativity Catcher" (http://tinyurl.com/9stvqc2)


RIDING THE KNIGHT BUS
* butterflyangel's checkered skull scarf (http://tinyurl.com/d9y3t9m)
* WhistleFish's Puffalump the Pygmy Puff (http://tinyurl.com/cbbntxw)
* TheBrokenButterfly's Crocheted Amethyst Scarf (http://tinyurl.com/ce5jvhk)
* chughes' Purple Hair for non-Metamorphagi (http://tinyurl.com/bpdszup)
* teag's Mnemonic Inscriptor (http://tinyurl.com/bre5uuy)
* tiamatfire's Nursing Cuff (http://tinyurl.com/bvl5czk)
* wifeofbath's Knight Bus Slippers (http://tinyurl.com/d9ak36p)
* pottermouth's Sleuthing Slugs (http://tinyurl.com/bp4k3pu)
* Solitaire's Bewitched Journal (http://tinyurl.com/7dntbs7)
* skatergirl1007's Bag with spiders (http://tinyurl.com/83m98fl)
* pinkleo's Tiny Knight Bus Socks (http://tinyurl.com/ce9vml9)
* AugustBell's Niko (http://tinyurl.com/7pymkjo)
* rossie's Bewitched Ice Cream (http://tinyurl.com/87qhoqa)
* yofi's Lavender scarf/stole & Carrying pouch for Image Capturing Device (http://tinyurl.com/bnmudqp)
* seeuudee's Place marker recording device (http://tinyurl.com/7286698)
* bubblegum_phoenix's Warm Winter Beanie (http://tinyurl.com/7p25eaf)
* Icekibby's Purple Gypsy Wrist Cuff (http://tinyurl.com/7x345yq)
* jennieingram's Rustic Roasted Beet Tart (http://tinyurl.com/7dh3mwg)
* MedusaLisa's Invisibility cloak for Padfoot (http://tinyurl.com/c7khbya)
* PenguinSoup's Invisibility Shawl (http://tinyurl.com/6ud8udq)
* Eiseldora's Purple Cat Washcloth (http://tinyurl.com/7fxzyj2)
* lightninglisa's Lumpy Space Princess Brooch (http://tinyurl.com/7nhep26)
* indigo_roses' Unpaper Towels (http://tinyurl.com/75zcemj)
* patty_o_furniture's Bridesmaid Pillow (http://tinyurl.com/buah436)
* aliis' Juicy Grapes Bracelet (http://tinyurl.com/ctkd4u5)
* Ruby Copperhead's Crocheted Hat (http://tinyurl.com/ccohfdk)
* Avesthel's purple paisley kindle fire cover (http://tinyurl.com/9tthls4)
* Critter10's A Simple Purple Card (http://tinyurl.com/9p64joz)
* jenleahlynn's patronus (http://tinyurl.com/92l5j2f)


REDUCIO
* patty_o_furniture's Fairy Cookies (http://tinyurl.com/7hv3tm9)
* Solitaire's Help, I shrunk my Golden Snitch! (http://tinyurl.com/7uq3q8a)
* amc-'s Sorting Hat (http://tinyurl.com/7mtmpgl)
* pottermouth's Wee Rucksack (http://tinyurl.com/88bht32)
* tiamatfire's Aubergine Hooter decoration (http://tinyurl.com/7goakej)
* MedusaLisa's Tiny Padfoot (http://tinyurl.com/c7khbya)
* chughes' Hogwarts in a bubbling cauldron pin cushion (http://tinyurl.com/c4lswxd)
* skatergirl1007's Small Artwork (http://tinyurl.com/6mu3dnd)
* AugustBell's HP Jar Pincushion (http://tinyurl.com/chyc4hv)
* Eiseldora's Red Doll Skirt (http://tinyurl.com/7vthfk7)
* jenniengram's Miniature Potions Bottles (http://tinyurl.com/89ngl2f)
* teag's Hogwart Students against Voldermore Game (http://tinyurl.com/75xvaa2)
* indigo_roses' HP Coasters (http://tinyurl.com/75zcemj)
* Critter10's A Tiny Hogwarts: A History (http://tinyurl.com/77qvezq)
* pinkleo's Luna Hoopla (http://tinyurl.com/7ll7225)
* FiberAlchemist's Draco's Tiny Trunk (http://tinyurl.com/7kblxdp)
* rossie's Tiny bakery Yummies (http://tinyurl.com/cgcc2xr)
* SiakelA's Shrunken Owl (http://tinyurl.com/cq67sw2)
* special_occasion's Angel of Creativity (http://tinyurl.com/cfmj4av)
* Ruby Copperhead's Blaise Zabini (http://tinyurl.com/ccohfdk)
* Ant Bee's Witch Hat Ornament (http://tinyurl.com/9abpzhf)
* lightninglisa's Mustard yellow Blythe Hat (http://tinyurl.com/8jx2mpd)


DETENTION WITH SNAPE
* pottermouth's Watercolour Luna (http://tinyurl.com/7l3dze2)
* patty_o_furniture's Bug Spray (http://tinyurl.com/7zza54g)
* chughes' Zombie Marilyn (http://tinyurl.com/7vkhlgu)
* jillybeans' Cat Cross Stitch (http://tinyurl.com/d8mdx7f)
* Mloopy's Monster Portaits (http://tinyurl.com/6tvrylr)
* rossie's Gigantic Squishy Sprocket Pillow (http://tinyurl.com/78kw96s)
* Naantje's Granny Square Purse (http://tinyurl.com/7mvfy5t)
* WhistleFish's Burp Cloths (http://tinyurl.com/cx5sbuo)
* AllyCatAria's Tile push pins for Dad (http://tinyurl.com/c8bgsy2)
* skatergirl1007's A small wall hanging thingy (http://tinyurl.com/7bw3avw)
* varifiresis's Rita Skeeter Pendant (http://tinyurl.com/7l9arg4)
* tiamatfire's Prairie Bonnet (http://tinyurl.com/76j9hlz)
* Eiseldora's Summer Skirt (http://tinyurl.com/7c77k84)
* FiberAlchemist's Quilts (http://tinyurl.com/7kblxdp)
* special_occasion's Eventually Much Larger Wall Quilt Block 2 (http://tinyurl.com/8gpyn62)
* Ant Bee's Mouse Hooded baby blanket (http://tinyurl.com/9mytg5v)
* clumsy_momma's the big a** blanket (http://tinyurl.com/9fl8a4e)
* SiakelA's Date nights! (http://tinyurl.com/9p64joz)
* pinkleo's Kitty Ghan (http://tinyurl.com/9pkkp7v)
* teag's Arvifae House (http://tinyurl.com/8up3lwz)
* jenleahlynn's smocked sundress (http://tinyurl.com/9k8zklp)
* jennieingram's Bracelets galore! (http://tinyurl.com/8bjceqv)
* indigo_roses' mom's necklace (http://tinyurl.com/9y6mrf9)
* lightninglisa's Haberdashery storage (http://tinyurl.com/8jx2mpd)
* wifeofbath's First Attempt at Hairsticks (http://tinyurl.com/8dafxbx)


REPARO
* Eiseldora's Doctor Who Pride (http://tinyurl.com/86en263)
* pottermouth's Potter Pillows (http://tinyurl.com/7ft7bxp)
* jennieingram's Director's Chair Redo (http://tinyurl.com/8y25oyl)
* katara's Fly away! (http://tinyurl.com/79hb7vc)
* tiamatfire's Mini Playpen (http://tinyurl.com/7lwv9xt)
* Eiseldora's Winter Skirts (http://tinyurl.com/7vgbvyw)
* patty_o_furniture's Spy Bag Fix (http://tinyurl.com/buah436)
* lightninglisa's Fixed up case (http://tinyurl.com/cqrapmn)
* teag's Winged Potions Bottle (http://tinyurl.com/8h2j7lv)
* chughes' Muggle Bag (http://tinyurl.com/cvby783)


SORTING HAT
* Eiseldora's Owl show you my colors (http://tinyurl.com/9u5exkr)
* skatergirl1007's A Hufflepuff mug (http://tinyurl.com/95vxaxz)
* patty_o_furniture's Badger Nails (http://tinyurl.com/95lnupo)
* tiamatfire's Gryffy booties (http://tinyurl.com/9cbku8f)
* jillybeans' Braided Bead Bracelet (http://tinyurl.com/9qaoktj)
* pottermouth's House Toque (http://tinyurl.com/d89jcxc)
* lightninglisa's Slytherin uniform cup cosy (http://tinyurl.com/9mrzv3r)
* Ant Bee's Witch Hat Ornament (http://tinyurl.com/9abpzhf)
* wifeofbath's Ravenclaw Zipper Pull (http://tinyurl.com/8m2952p)
* Natasjadreams' coincidence painting (http://tinyurl.com/8pabmq3)
* teag's Ravenclaw composition note book (http://tinyurl.com/8ln53zr)
* jenleahlynn's charm bracelet (http://tinyurl.com/9hnbdc4)
* chughes' House Patch (http://tinyurl.com/9dfv8fu)


ARITHMANCY
* chughes' Fibonacci gryffindor scarf (http://tinyurl.com/d8rsqvh)
* teag's the Avarifae (http://tinyurl.com/cyqqebs)
* patty_o_furniture's 1,1,2,3 (http://tinyurl.com/bnpsqqb)
* FiberAlchemist's Golden Rectangle Mugrug (http://tinyurl.com/73hyd6v)
* pottermouth's Fibonacci Tee (http://tinyurl.com/78kpzqm)
* katara's 'Keeping Cool' Place Keeper (http://tinyurl.com/7pqykwf)
* Eiseldora's Lavender/Basil Face steam and sugar Scrub (http://tinyurl.com/d7uoqn3)
* special_occasion's Sneaky Heart (http://tinyurl.com/dxoym5g)
* Natasjadreams' Fibonacci bracelet (http://tinyurl.com/d834uad)
* tiamatfire's Fibonacci time vortex (http://tinyurl.com/9agnb6u)
* lightninglisa's Twisty Fibonacci Cowl (http://tinyurl.com/998hooe)
* skatergirl1007's Fibonacci Book Cover (http://tinyurl.com/bpdaabp)
* jenleahlynn's fibonacci finery (http://tinyurl.com/9o9ys7r)
* Nanntje's Fipoemnacci - the power of love (http://tinyurl.com/9g7k4kd)
* ShardaeDobby's Fibonacci Earrings (http://tinyurl.com/8n3yx9d)
* wifeofbath's Fibonacci-striped Square (http://tinyurl.com/9mhczvc)


ASTRONOMY
* FiberAlchemist's Solar System Necklace (http://tinyurl.com/bvpce9g)
* skatergirl1007's Partial Eclipse (http://tinyurl.com/clglfs5)
* tiamatfire's Reversible sun hat (http://tinyurl.com/cpy2t2f)
* patty_o_furniture's Astronomy Bow (http://tinyurl.com/7o5zpcr)
* chughes' The lightning struck tower hoop (http://tinyurl.com/86jyg8s)
* AugustBell's Slightly sad first doodle stitching (http://tinyurl.com/6twf63j)
* Icekibby's Full Moon ATCs (http://tinyurl.com/7ubk2x8)
* Shannin's Astronomy Art Yarn (http://tinyurl.com/74zgbmw)
* SiakelA's Flame of Tar Valon (http://tinyurl.com/7bfeljn)
* Eiseldora's Summer Solstice (http://tinyurl.com/7cnsvur)
* tattooedcupcake's iPod Beanbag (http://tinyurl.com/7bckulp)
* pottermouth's That 70's Smock (http://tinyurl.com/crbmd48)
* katara's Sunshine! (http://tinyurl.com/7ab7ga4)
* lightninglisa's That's no moon (http://tinyurl.com/cb3xhe8)
* special_occasion's Sewing in the Sunshine (http://tinyurl.com/czlcafp)
* Critter10's A Little Pouch of Sunshine (http://tinyurl.com/9p64joz)
* teag's Blue Luna Turtle (http://tinyurl.com/8h2j7lv)
* jennieingram's Night Sky Silk Painting (http://tinyurl.com/8eofoqq)
* jenleahlynn's sun and storm (http://tinyurl.com/9dl8dnz)
* Naantje's Starry Yarn Bomb (http://tinyurl.com/9f5m5fz)


CARE OF MAGICAL CREATURES
* TheBrokenButterfly's Charmander Hat (http://tinyurl.com/c87egl8)
* pottermouth's Blast-Ended Skrewt (http://tinyurl.com/d5fxpm6)
* raynebeauxx's Turduckie the Puff (http://tinyurl.com/bnzuzf3)
* teag's Dragon Sighting (http://tinyurl.com/bl78thp)
* rossie's Nargle (http://tinyurl.com/cm9gv2q)
* chughes'Owlets and nifflers (http://tinyurl.com/c649mej)
* Mloopy's Toothless (http://tinyurl.com/7ejnvyn)
* WhistleFish's Peggy (http://tinyurl.com/7s8778l)
* ZombieLili's Fuzzy Jellyfish (http://tinyurl.com/7rnllpq)
* FiberAlchemist's Chubs the Fat Dragon (http://tinyurl.com/73hyd6v)
* dolphinwind10's A Not-So-Scary Monster Book of Monsters (http://tinyurl.com/74zhdkv)
* patty_o_furniture's Mermaid stamp (http://tinyurl.com/79yz8nc)
* bubblegum_phoenix's Unicorn Mug (http://tinyurl.com/7p25eaf)
* flower's Pygmy Puff bracelets (http://tinyurl.com/7mq4kfg)
* Icekibby's Mermaid ATc (http://tinyurl.com/7ubk2x8)
* tiamatfire's Violetta the Pygmy Puff (http://tinyurl.com/cgajpj9)
* flower's Owl backpack for the birthday boy (http://tinyurl.com/7v2r3sc)
* SiakelA's Ogier (http://tinyurl.com/7uvj47c)
* Eiseldora's Mockingjay Stencil (http://tinyurl.com/739g4xn)
* tattooedcupcake's Lola (http://tinyurl.com/cun8c27)
* Naantje's Shopping bag of requirement (http://tinyurl.com/7fsbfms)
* flower's Candy-cute Monster Book of Monsters (http://tinyurl.com/7va43sb)
* trifle's Baby Aragog (http://tinyurl.com/6rtokh3)
* varifiresis' A Captured Fairy Jar Pendant (http://tinyurl.com/7ota93c)
* PenguinSoup's Mr. Fox (http://tinyurl.com/7cx2aal)
* skatergirl1007's A non-sparkly Vampire (http://tinyurl.com/83kal6t)
* katara's Mystical Unicorn (http://tinyurl.com/6rmqpsr)
* pinkleo's Rainbow Dragon Booties (http://tinyurl.com/6qfjsdm)
* skier3439's He was gooD Elf (http://tinyurl.com/79dwa2o)
* jennieingram's Care of Magical Creatures Charm Bracelet (http://tinyurl.com/7qvgg6r)
* special_occasion's: A Really Massive Tiny Responsibility (http://tinyurl.com/c6lq66k)
* lightninglisa's Dino Desk Set (http://tinyurl.com/cqrapmn)
* jenleahlynn's Fawkes ATCs (http://tinyurl.com/cwudnw3)


CHARMS
* FiberAlchemist's Rainy Day Hoop (http://tinyurl.com/d97dap9)
* SiakelA's Blonde Pale Ale (http://tinyurl.com/c6bnyzf)
* rossie's Aguamenti Cuff (http://tinyurl.com/c4dbdwy)
* Sinead.B's Water drop necklace (http://tinyurl.com/7q2qx9g)
* pinkleo's Beach Walk Charm Bracelet (http://tinyurl.com/78onyz5)
* clumsy_momma's Wrap-around cowl (http://tinyurl.com/7ua4eot)
* pottermouth's Quidditch Practice Mini Cooler (http://tinyurl.com/6m2o3xl)
* tiamatfire's Duckie onesie (http://tinyurl.com/cpg6zcl)
* Critter10's Academy Pride (http://tinyurl.com/8axfg8l)
* tiamatfire's Fishy Dreams (http://tinyurl.com/7x3oq99)
* patty_o_furniture's Potions to Go (http://tinyurl.com/79luaqn)
* skatergirl1007's Rain Drop People (http://tinyurl.com/7hyfjbr)
* indigo_roses' Beach Coverup (http://tinyurl.com/75zcemj)
* Eiseldora's Water Fowl & Source of Life (http://tinyurl.com/6tyod6z)
* trifle's Second Challenge Top (http://tinyurl.com/72vldmy)
* lightninglisa's Raincloud Brooch (http://tinyurl.com/cb3xhe8)
* AugustBell's Sublime Shower (http://tinyurl.com/cqsf5cf)
* special_occasion's Raindrop Pendant (http://tinyurl.com/cfg7pfn)
* chughes' Shell Cottage memory jar (http://tinyurl.com/cjnydjq)
* teag's Manatee Charm (http://tinyurl.com/8h2j7lv)
* wifeofbath's Water, Water, Everywhere (http://tinyurl.com/8qgh3w3)
* jennieingram's Custom Let It Snow Bracelet for Krafty_Karasu (http://tinyurl.com/8m985ba)
* jenleahlynn's waves atc (http://tinyurl.com/8mgcy77)


DEFENCE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS
* skatergirl1007's Spider (http://tinyurl.com/cocw8ak)
* pottermouth's Carnie Hoop (http://tinyurl.com/899voen)
* tiamatfire's Let's Go Fly a Kite (aka: Applique is not scary!) (http://tinyurl.com/cgajpj9)
* patty_o_furniture's Killer Mothra Necklace (http://tinyurl.com/7j54bs4)
* chughes' Triangular pyramid tablet stand tutorial (http://tinyurl.com/7bn6s2y)
* pinkleo's Lone (http://tinyurl.com/8y59qev)
* trifle's Lumos Nightlight (http://tinyurl.com/86tf9xu)
* Eiseldora's Ancestry (http://tinyurl.com/7xjgeva)
* FiberAlchemist's No one ever suspects the butterfly (http://tinyurl.com/7kblxdp)
* SootBerry's Clay Dark Mark (http://tinyurl.com/984ufbs)
* Naantje's A reminder (http://tinyurl.com/8nzvzsb)
* teag's Black Cloud (http://tinyurl.com/8vkmrbz)
* jennieingram's Climacophobia Digital Collage (http://tinyurl.com/8zdqze8)
* raynebeauxx's First Loom Scarf (http://tinyurl.com/8ll6xgy)
* Ant Bee's The Bogart's Taunt (http://tinyurl.com/8rftanp)
* lightninglisa's Time Flies (http://tinyurl.com/9jm8bv5)
* jenleahlynn's sweetened sweatshirt (http://tinyurl.com/9u4ge6a)


DIVINATION
* pinkleo's Raven Hoopla (http://tinyurl.com/c7bpy7n)
* pottermouth's Tarot Card ATC (http://tinyurl.com/6s6snqp)
* chughes' Hogwarts Tea Set (http://tinyurl.com/7xzlj76)
* AugustBell's Rainbow Sensory Bin (http://tinyurl.com/7qf6w5j)
* tiamatfire's Morrigan (http://tinyurl.com/cgajpj9)
* patty_o_furniture's Black Cat Earrings (http://tinyurl.com/7j54bs4)
* jennieingram's Is that a Dark Mark pillow?  No?  Oh, good! (http://tinyurl.com/ce47xcd)
* Eiseldora's Symbols of Good Fortune (http://tinyurl.com/8yoteot)
* special_occasion's Ladybird Ladybird Fly Away Home... (http://tinyurl.com/6v8b94s)
* lightninglisa's Release the Krakken! (http://tinyurl.com/cb3xhe8)
* Critter10's A Sanity for My Mom (http://tinyurl.com/9p64joz)
* SiakelA's Lightning Hockey Stick (http://tinyurl.com/9p64joz)
* teag's Norse Acorn Window Charm (http://tinyurl.com/8h2j7lv)
* skatergirl1007's Rainbow Drawing (http://tinyurl.com/bsl2jow)
* jenleahlynn's mad cat atc (http://tinyurl.com/8u8r3gt)
* ShardaeDobby's Butterfly Bracelet (http://tinyurl.com/8n3yx9d)
* wifeofbath's Bad Omen/Good Omen (http://tinyurl.com/9mhczvc)


HERBOLOGY
* chughes' Whomping willow tree pendant (http://tinyurl.com/d4oozs7)
* Ruby Copperhead's Elder Blossom Syrup (http://tinyurl.com/c655sak)
* rossie's Going for a wander (http://tinyurl.com/d5mox95)
* flower's Wands (http://tinyurl.com/7mq4kfg)
* indigo_roses' Tree Stamp (http://tinyurl.com/75zcemj)
* Eiseldora's Oak Tree (http://tinyurl.com/6uh5qve)
* lightninglisa's Faux Letterpress Blocks (http://tinyurl.com/czvglgf)
* Eiseldora's Knitted Leaf (http://tinyurl.com/6mbaczz)
* katara's The Green Man (http://tinyurl.com/83j278z)
* special_occasion's Wreath (http://tinyurl.com/cfg7pfn)
* Natasjadreams' The Elder Whistle (http://tinyurl.com/cav2uws)
* patty_o_furniture's Tree of Life (http://tinyurl.com/bm6ou7d)
* jennieingram's Gryffindor Trinket Box for pinkleo (http://tinyurl.com/c334w5m)
* pottermouth's Wee Wand Tree (http://tinyurl.com/8uz338b)
* clumsy_momma's Oak Tree Painting (http://tinyurl.com/9tubn6t)
* skatergirl1007's Tree Pouch (http://tinyurl.com/c24njqj)
* jenleahlynn's Practice Wands (http://tinyurl.com/9r7r7j9)
* teag's Sycamore wand (http://tinyurl.com/98d473t)
* tiamatfire's Holly Booties (http://tinyurl.com/9pg4fpb)
* ShardaeDobby's Secret Keeper (http://tinyurl.com/8n3yx9d)


MUGGLE STUDIES
* raynebeauxx's Dreamcatcher (http://tinyurl.com/cvunedr)
* TheBrokenButterfly's Avengers Hoop (http://tinyurl.com/ck47etw)
* Noxika's The Walking Dead: Zombie of the Week (http://tinyurl.com/cosnwkb)
* butterflyangel's Cake Pops (http://tinyurl.com/cveoddb)
* clumsy_momma's Lace Table Cover (http://tinyurl.com/czhx9jb)
* pottermouth's Mr. Weasley and the Moving Picture Box (http://tinyurl.com/7fzojx3)
* patty_o_furniture's Cornucopia (http://tinyurl.com/888qcqu)
* amc-'s Grrrrrr the Zombie (http://tinyurl.com/72k886r)
* flower's Dancing With the Stars skirt (http://tinyurl.com/7mq4kfg)
* tiamatfire's Super Mario Brothers Super Uncle Super Onesie! (http://tinyurl.com/cgajpj9)
* jillybeans' Star Wars Achievement Badge Zippy (http://tinyurl.com/ck5992l)
* chughes' Bazinga kindle case (http://tinyurl.com/7tv29vy)
* tiamatfire's TARDIS onesie (http://tinyurl.com/7x3oq99)
* pinkleo's R2DShoes & Stamp (http://tinyurl.com/d4mvku6)
* WeasleyIsMyKing's Potions & Nightlock (http://tinyurl.com/7pavv3j)
* Eiseldora's Tardis Ebook Cover (http://tinyurl.com/7vthfk7)
* jennieingram's Mrs. Weasley's Charmed Bracelet (http://tinyurl.com/874lzdn)
* lightninglisa's Wesley Crusher Hat (http://tinyurl.com/d6hskgt)
* AugustBell's Girl on Fire ATC (http://tinyurl.com/ckso2oj)
* Eiseldora's Serenity (http://tinyurl.com/7c77k84)
* FiberAlchemist's I Wear the Cheese (http://tinyurl.com/7kblxdp)
* special_occasion's Sherlock Coin Purse (http://tinyurl.com/cfg7pfn)
* skatergirl1007's Inkheart Bag (http://tinyurl.com/8vs6wr5)
* teag's Pearls (http://tinyurl.com/8f4utg3)
* Ruby Copperhead's Jadeite in tunisian crochet (http://tinyurl.com/9h62ar2)
* jenleahlynn's jacob atc (http://tinyurl.com/8ncnt28)
* wifeofbath's Charlie Brown Shirt (http://tinyurl.com/8zflqmb[/url)


POTIONS
* yofi's Memory potions and rack (http://tinyurl.com/c2lqzzl)
* teag's  Hpnotiq -remembrance potion (http://tinyurl.com/czfhynw)
* tiamatfire's Nursing Cuff (http://tinyurl.com/bvl5czk)
* Sinead.B's Byzantine Knot Bracelet (http://tinyurl.com/cny9rqk)
* patty_o_furniture's snitch & sorcerer's stone bookmarks (http://tinyurl.com/75frwq6)
* rossie's Pensieve (http://tinyurl.com/7crs3kl)
* Natasjadreams' Believe in your dreams (http://tinyurl.com/7ujoow6)
* jennieingram's Remember Who You Are Charm Bracelet (http://tinyurl.com/6sxwqtl)
* skatergirl1007's Bookmark (http://tinyurl.com/6mu3dnd)
* pinkleo's Stitches (http://tinyurl.com/7jgctfs)
* Eiseldora's RememberMed (http://tinyurl.com/6wwlkgv)
* Ant Bee's Travel Potion Package (http://tinyurl.com/c8vecd7)
* FiberAlchemist's Scrabble Pillows (http://tinyurl.com/7kblxdp)
* pottermouth's Inspiration Board (http://tinyurl.com/726uogc)
* special_occasion's The Price Of Magic (http://tinyurl.com/74oyo5w)
* Eiseldora's Yoga Poses (http://tinyurl.com/c9kffag)
* Naantje's An honest feast (http://tinyurl.com/ct3rsb3)
* chughes' Place's I'd like to go (http://tinyurl.com/976cszp)
* lightninglisa's Alma's Birthday Scarf (http://tinyurl.com/9jm8bv5)
* jenleahlynn's book list bookmark (http://tinyurl.com/9hd9gk5)
* wifeofbath's A Timely Reminder (http://tinyurl.com/9mhczvc)


TRANSFIGURATION
* yofi's Badger Bites & Trufflepuffs (http://tinyurl.com/cwyslvp)
* chughes' My Little Hippogriff (http://tinyurl.com/cemyyy3)
* butterflyangel's Mother's Day Cards (http://tinyurl.com/c72cxlx)
* teag's Plastic muggle Egg into Bird (http://tinyurl.com/d9btybc)
* pottermouth's Crookshanks? Scabbers? (http://tinyurl.com/ckkqhtq)
* bambam91's Table into a Frame (http://tinyurl.com/chudqpr)
* flower's Patchwork pillow (http://tinyurl.com/d5kne38)
* skatergirl1007's T-Shirt bag (http://tinyurl.com/8yc9pfg)
* seeuudee's Paper Bag Journal (http://tinyurl.com/833khkf)
* wifeofbath's A Probably-Not-Approved-by-Professor-McGonagall Post (http://tinyurl.com/882uw33)
* tiamatfire's Puffskein cupcakes (http://tinyurl.com/cpg6zcl)
* Youfoundmeagain's Failed violet Knight Bus hair into something less suck (http://tinyurl.com/bqg8h9n)
* WhistleFish's Crochet Pencil Can Covers (http://tinyurl.com/6qd4cpo)
* jillybeans' Postage Stamp ATCs (http://tinyurl.com/d8mdx7f)
* patty_o_furniture's Gillyweed Jar (http://tinyurl.com/86uckek)
* Ant Bee's Wooden handled purse (http://tinyurl.com/79thamg)
* Naantje's Granny Square Purse (http://tinyurl.com/7mvfy5t)
* jennieingram's Transfigured Cashew Ricotta (http://tinyurl.com/7dh3mwg)
* LanaC's Dollar store doll to weeping angel (http://tinyurl.com/cbr9fw4)
* Solitaire's Phoenix Tears Book Thong (http://tinyurl.com/6mt5qqs)
* Eiseldora's Purple Poof (http://tinyurl.com/7fxzyj2)
* AugustBell's Weekly Menu Board (http://tinyurl.com/6qa2vbb)
* indigo_roses' Cheesecake (http://tinyurl.com/75zcemj)
* katara's Sock Monkeys (http://tinyurl.com/d7johju)
* FiberAlchemist's Starburst Mirror (http://tinyurl.com/7kblxdp)
* special_occasion's Good Luck Charm (http://tinyurl.com/czlcafp)
* lightninglisa's Sock Monkey Mania (http://tinyurl.com/cqrapmn)
* Natasjadreams' Cake pops (http://tinyurl.com/cav2uws)
* rossie's Oreo Dubloons (http://tinyurl.com/c29wusw)
* pinkleo's Transforming yarn into AWESOME YARN (http://tinyurl.com/9yceh3h)
* jenleahlynn's ribbon rescue to hair clip (http://tinyurl.com/8z2taeo)


HOUSE PRIDE & HOUSE UNITY
* chughes' Fibonacci gryffindor scarf (http://tinyurl.com/d8rsqvh)
* pottermouth's Little Luna (http://tinyurl.com/bqub62x)
* wifeofbath's Gryfinndor Slippers (http://tinyurl.com/864qjnx) & Hufflepuff Joins the Rest (http://tinyurl.com/8e9br2a)
* flower's Florean Fortescue's Chocolate Ice Cream Cake (http://tinyurl.com/7mq4kfg)
* rossie's House Pride PJs (http://tinyurl.com/78s2s4y)
* aliis's Ravenclaw Maille (http://tinyurl.com/cbj3r9t)
* Critter10's Academy Pride (http://tinyurl.com/8axfg8l)
* jennieingram's Elder Wand Pendants in House Colors! (http://tinyurl.com/7lve5vy)
* AugustBell's Hogwarts/HP Mug (http://tinyurl.com/6qa2vbb)
* pinkleo's Ravenclaw Common Room Slippers (http://tinyurl.com/6phxwrm)
* special_occasion's House Pride Necklace/Earring Set (http://tinyurl.com/co4v7ul)
* Eiseldora's First Year Scarf (http://tinyurl.com/cyu38sf)
* patty_o_furniture's Hogwarts Crest Stamp (http://tinyurl.com/9guoycl)
* teag's Ravenclaw Journal (http://tinyurl.com/8f4utg3)
* tankrgrl's Early Admission Hufflepuff (http://tinyurl.com/c2x2gct)
* indigo_roses' Gryffindor Hoopla (http://tinyurl.com/9y6mrf9)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 13, 2012 05:35:26 PM
~Daily Prophet~

* The Sorting Hat has a challenge for you. (http://tinyurl.com/8jjcb3y): What to craft?

* GRYFFINDOR WINS THE QUIDDITCH HOUSE CUP!

* Quidditch Awards Announced. (http://tinyurl.com/8hmvfgs): check out our winners

* JOIN the Society for the Protection of Everyone's Welfare, also know as S.P.E.W. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412546.0)!

* Great Hall Now Open (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408993.0): FOC Off-Topic Chat Board

* I'm so hungry I could eat a hippogriff!: Magical Recipes (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=385568.0) Revealed



~Quidditch Scores~
Quidditch is over for Summer 2012.  Collect the badges earned HERE (http://tinyurl.com/96cnc92).
Gryffindor - 930 pts
1 Avesthel: Portkey (http://tinyurl.com/cqudenr), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/8oh9393), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/98jgjld), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/92dnxsu), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/9lh423h)
2 chughes225: Portkey (http://tinyurl.com/brfmjg3), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/dx3453l), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/dx3453l), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/dx3453l), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/co6dss2), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/cjnydjq), Keeper (http://tinyurl.com/9b6dynz)
3 IsikkahJai: Beater (http://tinyurl.com/c7m2an5), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/9xxga8u), Keeper (http://tinyurl.com/9xxga8u), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/9ox6ze2), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/9ox6ze2), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/9ox6ze2)
4 jenleahlynn: Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/d2w2cpr), Keeper (http://tinyurl.com/d8xpjtj), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/9njc8cm), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/8treb88), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/8treb88), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/9mloogl)
5 jennieingram: Portkey (http://tinyurl.com/cujo7sp), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/cpbfg2x), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/cpbfg2x), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/c8zkvwo), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/946eqj3), Keeper (http://tinyurl.com/8b9t3ba), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/8b9t3ba)
6 pinkleo: Portkey (http://tinyurl.com/79ckzaz), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/9awe4r9), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/9awe4r9), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/9awe4r9), Keeper (http://tinyurl.com/9awe4r9)
7 tiamatfire: Portkey (http://tinyurl.com/6pu3kwd), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/d574sdb), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/9slo8my), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/9f4qdrj), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/8qp7sh2), Keeper (http://tinyurl.com/92az2kc), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/92az2kc)

Ravenclaw - 1450 pts
1 aliis: Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/ctkd4u5), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/8fcdy2m), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/8fcdy2m), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/8fcdy2m), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/95vqnay)
2 clumsy_momma: Beater (http://tinyurl.com/9fl8a4e), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/9tubn6t)
3 Eiseldora: Portkey (http://tinyurl.com/cc9emur), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/cegn7zn), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/d34d5kn), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/bsvltdc), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/c6424sp), Keeper (http://tinyurl.com/cqszfyd), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/cegn7zn)
4 FiberAlchemist: Portkey (http://tinyurl.com/cjcwolp), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/bufrdju), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/bufrdju), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/9bs8qbk), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/9bs8qbk), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/9bs8qbk), Keeper (http://tinyurl.com/d4vcxjq)
5 Natasjadreams: Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/cav2uws), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/d834uad), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/d834uad), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/d834uad)
6 pottermouth: Portkey (http://tinyurl.com/6wl7kay), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/blwl7ot), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/cd7khgs), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/bnovv5k), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/d33p47q), Keeper (http://tinyurl.com/96qcdql), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/9bg5a6g)
7 raynebeauxx: Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/cyuqw66), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/c24gv4c), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/cblt8am), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/8aoj5cr), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/9x6w2xo)
8 Ruby Copperhead: Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/cfobyyh), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/cfobyyh), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/cfobyyh), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/8wobe4c)
9 SiakelA: Keeper (http://tinyurl.com/9lxjq9l), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/9lxjq9l), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/9lxjq9l), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/9lxjq9l), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/8udf9o6)
10 ShardaeDobby: Portkey (http://tinyurl.com/crxg3ov), Broomsitck (http://tinyurl.com/d6x7rxs), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/csg86ud), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/977l3o2), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/977l3o2), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/977l3o2)
11 teag: Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/9daprlx), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/9daprlx), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/8gha3pq), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/8gha3pq)
12 wifeofbath: Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/9q6nxtk), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/cayhzwf), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/cayhzwf), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/cayhzwf), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/8un68dh)
13 Critter10: Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/9c4an4b), Cheering//Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/9c4an4b), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/9c4an4b), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/9c4an4b)
14 SootBerry: Beater (http://tinyurl.com/984ufbs), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/984ufbs)

Hufflepuff - 430 pts
1 jillybeans: Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/cxja3s9)
2 katara: Portkey (http://tinyurl.com/d4smfbk), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/8fnrspj), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/8fyba2q), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/924cbob), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/924cbob)
3 patty_o_furniture: Portkey (http://tinyurl.com/87ra7oe), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/bt7n38x), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/clpj2x2), Cheer/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/clpj2x2), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/c8xdvqn[/url), Keeper (http://tinyurl.com/dxnpjr6), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/coscsnz)
4 skatergirl1007: Portkey (http://tinyurl.com/7c339q5), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/cdluam5), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/ctrays6), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/bphdud4), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/c3dgt26), Keeper (http://tinyurl.com/d399g7o), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/9caaosk)

Slytherin - 800 pts
1 Ant Bee: Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/csgzahc), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/cufknxd), Keeper (http://tinyurl.com/coyy5kz), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/8d5ohlp), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/8sxfurt), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/8sxfurt)
2 Icekibby: Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/ceg6fzx), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/csj45ev)
3 lightninglisa: Beater (http://tinyurl.com/8t6okc6), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/8t6okc6), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/8t6okc6), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/8t6okc6), Keeper (http://tinyurl.com/9e6s2a4), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/9e6s2a4)
4 Naantje: Beater (http://tinyurl.com/cyczm6a), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/958a8p8), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/958a8p8), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/958a8p8), Keeper (http://tinyurl.com/8pfkgc9), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/8pfkgc9)
5 rossie: Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/bvc4gmh), Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/crundcs), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/9zag2fb), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/8fe3u38), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/cwysy34), Keeper (http://tinyurl.com/d4ksoea)
6 special_occasion: Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/bop8jdd), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/c2gceoy), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/d62wqbn), Keeper (http://tinyurl.com/c8en8mq), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/9ookfab), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/9jtp5m4)
7 varifiresis: Seeker (http://tinyurl.com/bvh9qzy), Chaser (http://tinyurl.com/8ebmffk), Broomstick (http://tinyurl.com/8ebmffk), Cheering/Spirit (http://tinyurl.com/8ebmffk), Beater (http://tinyurl.com/8ebmffk)


~Badge Station~
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.

Class Badges: Complete your homework assignment and turn it in to earn your badge.

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Challenge Badges

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~Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions~
Students, Madam Malkin's is now open.  Robes (aka avatars) are a great way to show off your House Pride.  To add one of the robes below to your wardrobe, 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 (like add your name to it).  New robes are still arriving, so check back often.  A big thank you to all the robe designers!


~*Below from pinkleo*~
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~*Below by Baroness jillyeans*~
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: teag on May 13, 2012 06:23:04 PM
I would love to attend  the summer semester -I have sent an owl with the proper paperwork-
I anxiously await receiving my supply list


My class badges



My challenge badges



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 13, 2012 06:24:22 PM
I would love to Join I have so many ideas running through my head- Count me in!
YAY! ;D I can't wait to see what you craft!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: silentblair on May 13, 2012 06:40:05 PM
Silly Question:
Might those strange muggle boxes called televisions be included in Muggle Studies? I hear they spend quite a bit of time staring at those blasted things!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 13, 2012 06:53:15 PM
Silly Question:
Might those strange muggle boxes called televisions be included in Muggle Studies? I hear they spend quite a bit of time staring at those blasted things!
Ah, how could I forget those tiny muggle boxes with moving pictures...YES, they would be perfect for a Muggle Studies assignment.  (I shall add that to the assignment description. :-*)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: wifeofbath on May 13, 2012 06:57:06 PM
Do summer school students have to take a full course load--i.e. complete an assignment for all ten of the mentioned classes?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 13, 2012 07:11:09 PM
Do summer school students have to take a full course load--i.e. complete an assignment for all ten of the mentioned classes?
Great question! (I shall add it to FAQs)
NO, you do not have to complete every assignment; you can complete as many as you wish.  But know badges will be awarded later for each class.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 13, 2012 07:45:21 PM
I would love to attend  the summer semester -I have sent an owl with the proper paperwork-
I anxiously await receiving my supply list

:::teag's owl swoops in and drops a letter by pinkleo's pot of ever-hot tea.  pinkleo picks up her quill and replies:::

Dear teag,

Welcome to our special Summer Semester here at Hogwarts.  As it is summer, our dress code is very lax, work robes and black pointed hats are not required, and no official supply list will be sent.  A few classes are open to special independent study projects, please refer to the list above for these assignments.  To turn in your assignment, you must post a report in this thread.  At the end of the semester, special badges will be awarded for each class.  Also, the Houses have been trying to promote House Pride for next year; please consider creating something special for your Common Room or something fab to wear.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in sending an owl.  My window is always open.

Sincerely,
Professor pinkleo

:::pinkleo rolls up the parchment and sends Frodo along, since Hamlet out hunting:::


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on May 14, 2012 03:09:32 AM
I love this idea.  Great job pinkleo this is going to be fun.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: rossie on May 14, 2012 03:09:51 AM
Forget the creeping winter - I shall chase my endless summer, HP style :)  Absolutely enrolling.  


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Nyxika on May 14, 2012 03:30:12 AM
This sounds like so much fun! A clever twist that has me pondering what on earth I could make for each class.   :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: bambam91 on May 14, 2012 04:00:30 AM
I am anxiously awaiting my invitation to Hogwarts!! I hope I am in hufflepuff!!!!!! Its such a cute name. I wonder if there is acreature called a hufflepuff???? Myabe in my Monsterbook of monsters..


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: seeuudee on May 14, 2012 05:50:04 AM
This sounds like a fantastic idea.

This may be a silly question, but there is no swapping involved, right? You keep what you craft?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 14, 2012 06:02:39 AM
YAY!  Y'all have me so excited!  I am thrilled to see so many peeps interested in the Summer Semester!  :::squeeing:::

This sounds like a fantastic idea.

This may be a silly question, but there is no swapping involved, right? You keep what you craft?
No question is a silly question!  This is just a craftalong; you keep what you craft (unless you are crafting a gift for someone ;)). 

I will be hosting several HP swaps, so keep an eye out for those in the Organized Swap Boards (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=365.0) if you are interested; in fact, there will be signups for the OTHPT3 ~One Tiny Harry Potter Thing Round 3~ (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408272.0) at the end of May.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 14, 2012 06:32:03 AM
I am anxiously awaiting my invitation to Hogwarts!! I hope I am in hufflepuff!!!!!! Its such a cute name. I wonder if there is acreature called a hufflepuff???? Myabe in my Monsterbook of monsters..
Welcome to Hogwarts bambam91!  I am always pleased make friends with a Hufflepuff; they are such hard-workers, so friendly, and have the most delightful treats to enjoy!  Good luck on your Care of Magical Creatures homework; I can't wait to see your project!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: silentblair on May 14, 2012 07:58:38 AM
I just may start my Muggle Studies project today!
Printing out my pattern and rolling up my yarn as we speak!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 14, 2012 08:47:02 AM
I just may start my Muggle Studies project today!
Printing out my pattern and rolling up my yarn as we speak!
Fantastic!  I worked on my Reducio Charm this weekend by felting a pair of slippers.  Now I think I'm ready to tackle the Aguamenti Charm, but I have so many ideas swirling in my head!  Must narrow down my options for I want to start today!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: PenguinSoup on May 14, 2012 08:58:03 AM
I can't wait to start my summer semester at Hogwarts! Will there be extra-cirricular activities like Quidditch at the Duelling Club or are those only on during the regular school year?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 14, 2012 09:23:51 AM
I can't wait to start my summer semester at Hogwarts! Will there be extra-cirricular activities like Quidditch at the Duelling Club or are those only on during the regular school year?
So happy you are joining us!  There will be no extracurricular activities like Dueling Club for the Summer Semester (I'm going to work on gathering students, working out kinks, and hiring professors, head of houses, & such).  I can see that we will most likely have enough interest to do a full fledged Fall Semester, which delights me to no end, so look forward to Sorting in August and a full-course load and more for the Fall!

:::Of course, I'm not saying there will not be surprises for summer students ;)  ...such as there might be a quick quidditch match for the Summer Olympics; I so love muggle sports.  And there is a special badge coming up that you should keep your eye out for 8):::


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: blackie.sage on May 14, 2012 09:38:14 AM
I want to join in! I need some extra schooling during the boring summer!

... but is there anything I have to fill out, like when doing swaps? I've never participated in a craftalong and I see a few replies have said they've sent things or are awaiting letters... and I can't tell if they've actually send something that I don't see or they're just being fun.

*newbie so confused*


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: indigo_roses on May 14, 2012 09:51:58 AM
I want to join in! I need some extra schooling during the boring summer!

... but is there anything I have to fill out, like when doing swaps? I've never participated in a craftalong and I see a few replies have said they've sent things or are awaiting letters... and I can't tell if they've actually send something that I don't see or they're just being fun.

*newbie so confused*

They're just being fun. As of now there isn't anything to send in, unless you're sending pinkleo a pm letting her know you'd like to be a Head of House or something like that for the fall semester.

I'm definitely in! I need to work on my potions assignment, I was forgetting things all day on Saturday!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: blackie.sage on May 14, 2012 09:54:46 AM
I want to join in! I need some extra schooling during the boring summer!

... but is there anything I have to fill out, like when doing swaps? I've never participated in a craftalong and I see a few replies have said they've sent things or are awaiting letters... and I can't tell if they've actually send something that I don't see or they're just being fun.

*newbie so confused*

They're just being fun. As of now there isn't anything to send in, unless you're sending pinkleo a pm letting her know you'd like to be a Head of House or something like that for the fall semester.

I'm definitely in! I need to work on my potions assignment, I was forgetting things all day on Saturday!

Yay, thank you! That's what I figured, but I was just making sure.
I like to have all my ducks dragons in a row before starting something.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 14, 2012 10:11:58 AM
:-* Thank you & Welcome indigo_roses! :-* 

And welcome blackie.sage! ;D  I am glad you are getting your dragons in a row.  Go forth and craft an assignment, to turn it in, just post a pic or project link in this thread.  That's it....easy as swish & flick!

And students, you can join in any time during the semester!

Please remember when you post a project to include...
Class/House Pride:
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.




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on May 14, 2012 10:28:03 AM
Oh, I love this! Will have to do a few classes! Wow, the plans for the autumn semester sound awesome too!
Yay Ravenclaw! Will there be house points?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 14, 2012 11:19:03 AM
Oh, I love this! Will have to do a few classes! Wow, the plans for the autumn semester sound awesome too!
Yay Ravenclaw! Will there be house points?
Welcome Ruby Copperhead!  Yes, for the Fall Semester there will be House Points and a House Competition for the House Cup!  (with a house cup badge for the winners

If I get a few Head of Houses, then each house will have a Common Room setup in the FOC Off-Topic Chit Chat board (you will have to be a FOC aka Friend of Craftster to access the Common Rooms...to become a FOC you can go to Support Craftster (https://www.craftster.org/subscribe.php) or be a Swap Angel (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=203.0)).


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: mousee23 on May 14, 2012 11:36:43 AM
So excited.I may just wear my robes anyways.They're new...but don't tell mom.I hate getting a howler.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: butterflyangel on May 14, 2012 12:25:54 PM
This looks like it's so much fun ! I'm super excited about this summer session ! I was just wondering, are there due dates for each assignment??


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 14, 2012 12:35:15 PM
This looks like it's so much fun ! I'm super excited about this summer session ! I was just wondering, are there due dates for each assignment??
The only due date is that your assignment has to be done within the Summer Semester.  (Official end date to come later). ;D

There will be at least one special summer event that will have a shorter timeline, which will be a quick game of quidditch during the Summer Olympics; look for the owls about that when the time gets closer. 8)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: teag on May 14, 2012 12:50:51 PM
Thank you professor pinkleo for your owl,  I have decided to  join  Pottermore to socialize with like minded wizards, much to my surprise the sorting hat placed me in Ravenclaw-  I must admit I was a bit apprehensive at first but I think it's going to be a perfect fit- as I am always in the pursuit of knowledge. I look forward to meeting you and my fellow wizards attending the summer semester.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on May 14, 2012 12:58:44 PM
Oh, I love this! Will have to do a few classes! Wow, the plans for the autumn semester sound awesome too!
Yay Ravenclaw! Will there be house points?
Welcome Ruby Copperhead!  Yes, for the Fall Semester there will be House Points and a House Competition for the House Cup!  (with a house cup badge for the winners)  

If I get a few Head of Houses, then each house will have a Common Room setup in the FOC Off-Topic Chit Chat board (you will have to be a FOC aka Friend of Craftster to access the Common Rooms...to become a FOC you can go to Support Craftster (https://www.craftster.org/subscribe.php) or be a Swap Angel (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=203.0)).

House Common Rooms, House Cup - that'll be fun!
I'm also looking forward to the Quidditch!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: silentblair on May 14, 2012 03:00:45 PM
Thank you professor pinkleo for your owl,  I have decided to  join  Pottermore to socialize with like minded wizards, much to my surprise the sorting hat placed me in Ravenclaw-  I must admit I was a bit apprehensive at first but I think it's going to be a perfect fit- as I am always in the pursuit of knowledge. I look forward to meeting you and my fellow wizards attending the summer semester.

I love Ravenclaw... Congrats!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: jillybeans on May 14, 2012 04:24:13 PM
I so want to join all you fabulous people for a summer full of enchanted crafting!  What better way to wile away the hot summer days?  I wonder what house I will be sorted into!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: PenguinSoup on May 14, 2012 05:45:34 PM
I just signed up for Pottermore so I could be sorted. I was always stuck between Ravenclaw and Gryffindor and it put me into Ravenclaw so I guess that's where I am :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: dinkime on May 14, 2012 06:08:43 PM
woo hoo!!  time to get my crafty on!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: PenguinSoup on May 14, 2012 06:22:02 PM
Does organizing/painting and setting up my craft room count as a Transfiguration assignment? Right now it's a boring empty room full of boxes and after it should be a wonderfully organized craft space.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on May 14, 2012 07:12:51 PM
Who knew summer school could be so fun? What a great way to finally stop lurking! Please count me in.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 14, 2012 07:30:58 PM
Does organizing/painting and setting up my craft room count as a Transfiguration assignment? Right now it's a boring empty room full of boxes and after it should be a wonderfully organized craft space.
Yes!  Transforming your craft room is a perfect Transfiguration project.  And you can also post your transformation in the Craftster Home Sweet Home (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=347.0) category; everyone loves peeking at a newly decorated craft room. 

Hint to HP Craftlongers: If Craftster has a board for it, then it counts for our craftalong....and I think Craftster has a board for everything!

Who knew summer school could be so fun? What a great way to finally stop lurking! Please count me in.
Welcome!  It's truly a great way to stop lurking.  Can't wait to see what you craft. ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Icekibby on May 14, 2012 09:29:57 PM
I've sent in my faithful owl, Joe, with my application papers. You'll know him by the splotches of purple paint I accidentally got on him last term, and I just haven't been able to get them out again. Those white owls are so prone to getting dirty.

Anyhow, I'll be working on my first assignment shortly, and expect to have my wizarding partner, Phrixy, signing up as well.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: bambam91 on May 15, 2012 01:24:09 AM
Well, I do not have an owl. But I have a bright green Alexandrine parrot called Petrie who is easily recognised by his bright pink and black rings on his neck. He will be faithfully delivering all my assignments. Ohh and I hope cats are allowed in the commonroom. Im sure Spooky will love to join


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on May 15, 2012 06:23:20 AM
So will we get extra house points if our items are Harry Potter themed? 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 15, 2012 09:33:25 AM
So will we get extra house points if our items are Harry Potter themed? 
We will get into points during the Fall Semester.  (Your Hogwarts Staff will get together and come up with some fab system for House Points and the House Cup competition.  There will be many, many opportunities and ways to win points.  As the time draws nearer, I'll post updates on what to expect as First Years*.)  At the end of this semester there will be badges for each class, plus a few surprise badges along the way.  And we will have different events that are more focused on the HP-theme such as quidditch & house pride (though all the projects really are HP in spirit).

I'm off to work on some homework because I want to get some pics posted and truly kick off our craftalong!  I have so many ideas for Charms that I've put it on the back fire to simmer.  I'm working on a quick Divination project (an embroidery piece 8)) that I hope to have done by the end of the day.

*We are all Not Quite First Years for the Summer Semester 2012, but after this semester, participation (meaning at least one project posted) in each semester advances you one year.  You will be able to take a sabbatical and come back to continue your year progress.  Staff will be named as such (Headmistress, Professor, Head of House, Quidditch Captain, S.P.E.W. Leader, etc.), but we will progress in years like everyone else.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: FiberAlchemist on May 15, 2012 09:52:32 AM
My trunks are packed and I'm ready to go.  As a Ravenclaw how could I resist the chance to get in a bit more practice on my magical (crafty) studies before autumn term begins.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: PenguinSoup on May 15, 2012 10:40:57 AM
I've got my DADA, Divination and Transfiguration assignments on the go!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: TheBrokenButterfly on May 15, 2012 02:15:07 PM
I'm super excited about this, and I will start completing my assignments as soon as I've recovered from having my wisdom teeth taken out! Only light crafting until then!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 15, 2012 02:31:36 PM
I'm super excited about this, and I will start completing my assignments as soon as I've recovered from having my wisdom teeth taken out! Only light crafting until then!
YAY and OW!  I had that done a few years ago :P  Feel better soon!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: dinkime on May 15, 2012 03:10:47 PM
so many people already getting crafty!  i have to finish the regular spring semester first, lol


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: RougeRaven on May 15, 2012 04:31:59 PM
I totally just had a nerdgasam, this is exactly what I needed! I have so many ideas but I think I will start with Care of Magical Creatures


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on May 15, 2012 04:53:34 PM
I am quite looking forward to enrolling in your prestigeous school. I will send in my letter post-haste. Now to just find where that dratted out has run off to...

Archemedes, get down here! He does love to sit on top of the bookcases...


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on May 15, 2012 04:59:34 PM
I totally just had a nerdgasam, this is exactly what I needed! I have so many ideas but I think I will start with Care of Magical Creatures

I too am starting in Care of Magical Creatures. I shall be studying Ogier, who were discovered by the scholar Robert Jordan, perhaps you've heard of them?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: yofi on May 15, 2012 05:49:24 PM
This looks like a lot of fun!  Since this is the first time I've attempted themed crafting, and have not read my HP very thoroughly, I suppose that makes me an overage foreign exchange student....

While I'd love to be heroic enough to be Gryffindor, or smart enough to be Ravenclaw, I believe I'll go with my strengths and become a Hufflepuff!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 15, 2012 06:43:22 PM
I totally just had a nerdgasam, this is exactly what I needed!
Nerdgasm....I now will be saying this all the time! ;)  And this craftalong is just what I needed too!  I've been in a rut lately (and a bit low), but this craftalong has made inspired and giddy!

I too am starting in Care of Magical Creatures. I shall be studying Ogier, who were discovered by the scholar Robert Jordan, perhaps you've heard of them?
WELCOME!!  I shall keep an eye out for Archemedes.  I can't wait to see what you craft; I am very intrigued by these Ogiers.

This looks like a lot of fun!  Since this is the first time I've attempted themed crafting, and have not read my HP very thoroughly, I suppose that makes me an overage foreign exchange student....

While I'd love to be heroic enough to be Gryffindor, or smart enough to be Ravenclaw, I believe I'll go with my strengths and become a Hufflepuff!
Foreign exchange students and all levels of HP love are always welcome, but I bet we'll have you thoroughly versed in HP before you know it. ;) 

And YAY Hufflepuff!  What a wonderful house!!  (And the fact that Helga Hufflepuff was gifted in food-related Charms and that her recipes are used for Hogwarts feasts makes me love the Puffs that much more!  I'm hoping that a few Hufflepuffs share this gift and post yummy recipes. ;D)  So come on Hufflepuffs...Badger Pride!!





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: RougeRaven on May 15, 2012 08:02:26 PM
If we are choosing our houses, I am a Hufflepuff. I knew that I made the right choice with my college when I learned their colors are yellow and black too  ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 15, 2012 08:10:14 PM
If we are choosing our houses, I am a Hufflepuff. I knew that I made the right choice with my college when I learned their colors are yellow and black too  ;D
We are not sorting in houses for Summer, but we are definitely supporting House Pride!  That way you can start seeing who's in your house (because you want to know who is going to be your housemate for the House Cup Competition in the Fall) and show off fantastic house inspired items! (for me, that's the best part!)

pssst....I'm Gryffindor!

In other news, I've been working on badges, can't wait to see what assignment is turned in first (I bet it will be a badge I haven't made).  And spiders....why spiders!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on May 15, 2012 08:42:16 PM
I'm feeling very Ravenclaw, since being in school to become a teacher. I'm learning to love learning for the sake of learning....hehe.

It's funny because I've identified with every other house at some point, and yet as a child everyone said I should be in Ravenclaw.

I wish there were a real sorting hat to place me!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: PenguinSoup on May 16, 2012 05:56:44 AM
I wish there were a real sorting hat to place me!
There is! Sign up for Pottermore.com and explore the first book until it sorts you. Jk Rowling had a hand in the websites creation so I don't think it gets more official than that!
I'm Ravenclaw too!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: TheBrokenButterfly on May 16, 2012 06:09:45 AM
I was sorted yesterday, and I am Hufflepuff :D Also, do Pokemon count as magical creatures, or should it be more traditional/HP oriented?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 16, 2012 06:58:42 AM
I was sorted yesterday, and I am Hufflepuff :D Also, do Pokemon count as magical creatures, or should it be more traditional/HP oriented?
As my house seems to be filled with Pokemon, I would count them as magical creatures. ;)

Assignments can be translated many, many ways (craft what inspires you, because first & foremost we are a craftalong, we want to encourage the magical arts of crafting), and your description/explanation of your turned-in assignment can go a long way in showing how it fits the category.

:::My Pottermore Confession:::  I have been sorted 4 times!  I always answer how I truly feel (no trying to answer what I think that hat wants to hear to get in a certain house).  And here is how I was sorted:  First time (early entry) I was sorted Ravenclaw, which I understood because I hold many traits of a Ravenclaw, but I was a bit sadden because I've always had a strong pull to Gryffindor (as well as having many of those traits as well).  Second time (after everyone could enter), I wanted to try again, and I was Gryffindor.  Well then I felt a bit guilty for trying to resort myself so I did it again, and I was Hufflepuff!  (Then again I can see that....actually I see bits of myself in every house, but I think it is your driving force that should be your main house...I'm digressing...moving along)  So I did it again, since I had myself thoroughly confused; I promised myself if there was a repeat house then that would be my house (my heart could handle no more).  A little nervous, I was sorted again, and this time it was Gryffindor!   

Sidenote: Always the same wand ~ 12-1/2", Ebony, Dragon, Slightly Springy


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Melissaurus on May 16, 2012 07:26:43 AM
Oh, be still my heart, this has just made my day. I'm sending my owl posthaste. Although, she's a bit careless - make sure you're ready to duck.

Ahh...a summer filled with Hogwarts magic. It's what I've been waiting for.

And I second the notion that pokemon are magical creatures. I have a menagerie of them in my home as well - so they must count. ;)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 16, 2012 07:47:46 AM
My gosh, pinkleo, this is sooo creative! I might just have to start scanning the skies for my letter...


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 16, 2012 08:16:20 AM
Our First Challenge...

~FOLLOW THE SPIDERS!~
Your first challenge is to get students to follow the spiders.  To claim your badge (pictured below) you must craft a spider item (the more spiders to lead students to the castle) or add a link to this craftalong in your signature.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=529521)  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.


Don't forget that I'm looking for badge creators so send a PM if you are skilled in these arts.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: TheBrokenButterfly on May 16, 2012 09:51:39 AM
Class/House Pride: Crafting for Hufflepuff! (Though this craft is not Hufflepuff related)
Project Name: Charmander Hat
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408664.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408664.0)
Brief Description: This is my project for Care of Magical Creatures. It is a hat based on the Pokemon charmander. It is mostly knitted, but also has some felt sewn onto it for the face and some other details.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: butterflyangel on May 16, 2012 10:45:46 AM
I've always wanted to be a Gryffindor so that's where I wanna be  :) Hello fellow housemates !


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 16, 2012 10:58:28 AM
Checking for my letter too! I just hope there's nothing too shiny on it, as kea's (a native parrot) are well known for pinching shinies...
(Go Hufflepuff!  :D )


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: cassiopial on May 16, 2012 12:03:41 PM
I got my Hogwarts letter a few years (11 or so) late, so I was hoping that I could attend summer school to catch up to my peers?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 16, 2012 12:17:00 PM
Congratulations TheBrokenButterfly!

You are the first to earn the Care of Magical Creatures Badge.....

 

To claim your badge, just right click  on the image 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.  (Badges are also located on the first page, third post, under the Daily Prophet.)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on May 16, 2012 12:52:45 PM
yay, the first project! what a cute adorkable hat!
And two badges are out! Hm, it's probably not very likely I craft a spider... but I can link to the Summer Semester.
Ha, first badge, yay!
Hm, can we get the badges on the first post, too, so we won't have to search a very long thread for them?
yay, the first project! what a cute adorkable hat!
And two badges are out! Hm, it's probably not very likely I craft a spider... but I can link to the Summer Semester.
Ha, first badge, yay!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: meleriffic on May 16, 2012 01:38:03 PM
I just did the Pottermore Sorting Hat and well I'm kind of surprised. Apparently, I'm Slytherin.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 16, 2012 01:40:13 PM
Hm, can we get the badges on the first post, too, so we won't have to search a very long thread for them?
Yes, I'll be posting the badges on the first page, third post under the Daily Prophet (my mom was over for lunch and I didn't have time to set it up...I'll get it posted later today after I hear about my kiddos days ;D).

(UPDATE: Done!  I'll only post in the thread the first time the badge is earned.)

And thank you for posting the craftalong in your signature :-*!  You don't have to keep it up forever, a week would be nice.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 16, 2012 01:51:29 PM
I just did the Pottermore Sorting Hat and well I'm kind of surprised. Apparently, I'm Slytherin.

I did the same thing, but I got Gryffindor. I always fancied myself a Ravenclaw.

I got my wand, too.

Pottermore is super fun.

Great hat, TheBrokenButterfly!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 16, 2012 03:08:08 PM
Everyone please welcome our new Badge Baronesses jillybeans & rossie!  They are going to help me in creating your HP badges.  THANK YOU jillybeans & rossie! :-*


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: TheBrokenButterfly on May 16, 2012 04:05:29 PM
Thanks, you guys! And yay, badge! :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on May 16, 2012 04:42:11 PM
Class (or House Pride Item): Follow the Spiders Challenge
House: (if desired) Gryffindor
Project Name: Riddikulus HP Spider hoop
Brief Description: Ive had this hoop pinned for a while and this challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to make it.  Its based off of Ron and the bogart. I dont embroider much but I love how it turned out.  
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: jillybeans on May 16, 2012 04:45:38 PM
omg, that is so great, chughes225!!!  love it!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 16, 2012 05:20:35 PM
I wish there was a like/love button; I would use it ALL the time!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on May 16, 2012 05:55:41 PM
Class (or House Pride Item): Arithmancy
House: (if desired) Gryffindor
Project Name:Fibonacci gryffindor scarf
Project Page Link:https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408692.0
Brief Description:  I choose to do the Arithmancy one first.  I did a gryffindor scarf for my son using the Fibonacci Sequence (I had to look it up  ;D). So the gold going one way and the red the other. 1g,22r,1g,13r,2g,8r,3g,5r,5g,3r,8g,2r,13g,1r,22g,1r.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 16, 2012 06:44:16 PM
Congratulations chughes225!

You are the first to earn the Arithmancy Badge.....



To claim your badge, just right click  on the image 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.  (Badges are also located on the first page, third post, under the Daily Prophet.)

You've been busy chughes! ;D



Do you see the Fibonacci sequence in the badge?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: indigo_roses on May 16, 2012 06:51:14 PM
Love the spider hoop! I've had that pinned as well, and have recently started embroidery. Maybe soon I'll have 2 hoops on my wall! :P


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: butterflyangel on May 16, 2012 07:40:04 PM
wow ! you guys work soo fast !  :o  I haven't even started yet  :-\

@chuges225 that's a great scarf an d love the hoop !


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on May 16, 2012 07:51:11 PM
You must crochet like the wind, chughes!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 16, 2012 08:17:44 PM
Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions is starting to stock up.  You can find a fine selections of robes (aka avatars) that show off your House Pride.  You can also PM the Badge Baronesses to see if they can make you something a little special.  (The Baronesses will take requests, but remember they have other magic to work, not just robe making)  You can find the robes on the first page, third post under the Daily Prophet; new robes arriving all the time!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on May 16, 2012 08:34:58 PM
Class (or House Pride Item): Care of Magical Creatures
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Blast-Ended Skrewt
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: a face (?) only Hagrid could love.
Project Picture:




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Oodelally on May 16, 2012 11:58:49 PM
How am I only just discovering this ?!?!

I am Gryffindor, through and through :D Go Gryffindor!

I'm going to head back to the first page and choose an assignment after reading all your posts ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on May 17, 2012 05:14:49 AM
That skrewt is quite...interesting! ;-) youve managed to make it cute, bravo!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on May 17, 2012 05:40:02 AM
Love the Skrewt !


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: seeuudee on May 17, 2012 05:58:42 AM
I cannot resist any longer - I am in!  ;D I have been sorted into Ravenclaw, and I can see why, but have always identified more with Hufflepuff! May have to do the sorting as a best of 3!  ::)

Have already added a link for the Follow the Spider challenge and will have a think about the other challenges.

Loving the Skrewt!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 17, 2012 06:15:06 AM
Awesome work, chughes225 and pottermouth! Love the hoop and the skrewt.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 17, 2012 06:39:40 AM
pottermouth, I adore the skrewt!  You're marked complete (see 2nd post). :)  Please collect your homework badge on the first page, third post, under the Daily Prophet.

seeuudee, welcome; I'm thrilled you are joining us! ;D  Beware the best of 3 (see my pottermore confession, I ended up doing a best of 4! ;D), and I think if the Sorting Hat was really upon your head, it would take your house choice in consideration so Huzzah Hufflepuff!   THANK YOU for the link :-* (students will surely follow your spiders!); please collect your spider challenge badge on the first page, third post, under the Daily Prophet!

To All Students: Remember to check the Daily Prophet from time to time. (pick up your copy at the first page, third post)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: yofi on May 17, 2012 10:38:54 AM
Class (or House Pride Item): Transfiguration
House: (if desired) Hufflepuff
Project Name: Food Charm....
Brief Description: cinnamon Badger Bites and chocolate Trufflepuffs

Tough school -- you folks are fast!  I can see I'm going to have to buckle down this summer.

Food is always a great way to make friends, and I imagine Helga Hufflepuff would approve of snacks in the common room.  So I brought cinnamon 'Badger Bites' and chocolate 'Trufflepuffs'. (I'm sure I'm not the first to coin that name, but I especially like the badger stripes!)  I had leftover melted chocolate, so I tossed in some toasted coconut -- perhaps they're 'Bracken Bits'?



More 'Trufflepuffs'


I'm sure I'll make some healthier snacks as the summer wears on, but it's nice to make a good entrance!

Now... for those spiders....


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: PenguinSoup on May 17, 2012 10:49:08 AM
yofi, those look amazing! They could also count as your transfiguration assignment as you took ingredients and made them into yummy treats!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 17, 2012 11:03:43 AM
yofi, those look amazing! They could also count as your transfiguration assignment as you took ingredients and made them into yummy treats!
You took the words right out of my mouth! 

yofi, you're quite skilled in food charm; they look delightful!  You could just add a class header (located on the first page, first post)  and your yummy treats could earn you a tranfiguration badge....you could also add the recipe for future Great Hall feasts (plus, we Craftsters always love a new recipe).

♥ Badger Bites & Trufflepuffs...makes me smile! ;D ♥


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: yofi on May 17, 2012 11:20:56 AM
Done!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 17, 2012 12:08:23 PM
Congratulations yofi!

You are the first to earn the Transfiguration Badge.....



To claim your badge, just right click  on the image 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.  (Badges are also located on the first page, third post, under the Daily Prophet.)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on May 17, 2012 12:59:50 PM
That is a most fantastic image of McGonagall.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on May 17, 2012 05:03:25 PM
Ok this is going to be my last one for the week. I have three days off in the middle of the week to craft and then I work crazily during the weekend.
Class (or House Pride Item): Transfiguration
House: (if desired) Gryffindor
Project Name:My little Hippogriff
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408731.0
Brief Description: I choose to do Transfiguration. I was debating between that and care of magical creatures, but I have another idea for that one. So I took one of my daughters old my little pony's and turned it into a hippogriff. This is my first custom My little pony and I dont think its going to be my last. I based him after Buckbeak in color. I used polymer clay to add the beak and make all the feathers and wings. I love how he turned out and can't wait to add him to my HP display.  There are more pics at the link.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: jillybeans on May 17, 2012 05:16:37 PM
Oh wow, chughes225!  That is absolutely an amazing work of magic, there!  Your little hippogriff is so freaking awesome!!!  I want to sit here and marvel over it forever!  I love how you did the feathers!  I'm seriously blown away, can you tell?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 17, 2012 05:18:50 PM
What an amazing piece chughes!  :::pinned:::


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: hgddm on May 17, 2012 05:25:32 PM
WOW!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: yofi on May 17, 2012 05:47:21 PM
That really is fantastic!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on May 17, 2012 06:13:46 PM
Im glad you all like him. He was so much fun. The feathers took forever but so work it. think Im going to plan somemore. Happy crafting.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: indigo_roses on May 17, 2012 06:29:37 PM
LOVE the hippogriff, chughes!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on May 17, 2012 07:35:43 PM
OMG I have to join!!! :D :o I'm not too late to sign up though am I? ??? ??? I don't know what house I want to be in. I don't want to be in slytherin cus they all seem to be big meany heads.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 17, 2012 08:12:55 PM
that is awesome!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on May 18, 2012 03:31:57 AM
Oh, this thread movves fast!
Riddikulus - no, it doesn't really get less scary with rollerskates on ;)
Skrewt - it's really cute, and has great colors, I can understand why Hagrid loves it. What is it made from?
yummy hufflestuff - want!
Gryffindor Fibonacci scarf - oh, that is awesome! That needs to be done in Ravenclaw colors, too! Great use of the sequences!
Hipponygriff - I have no words for the cuteness, and it's genius to make it out of a pony thing.
Hope I didn't forget anyone.

Oh, and I love the badges! I want them!
Guess I'll have to start posting something soon - I know what I'll do for Transfiguration and it'll take a while until I get to it, but I have something I wanted to do for a long time and I think I need to do that now.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 18, 2012 06:00:31 AM
<--- Look!  I changed my avatar robe. ;D  I'm going to leave the HPC (Harry Potter Craftalong) Headmistress on there so you know it's me. 8) (just in case you forget my name)

(pssst, chughes....your new robe looks fab on you)

OMG I have to join!!! :D :o I'm not too late to sign up though am I? ??? ???
WELCOME skatergirl!  It's not too late to join (anyone can join at anytime during the semester).

Oh, this thread movves fast!
Riddikulus - no, it doesn't really get less scary with rollerskates on ;)
Oh, and I love the badges! I want them!
Guess I'll have to start posting something soon - I know what I'll do for Transfiguration and it'll take a while until I get to it, but I have something I wanted to do for a long time and I think I need to do that now.
This thread is fast & furious; I think students are very excited & motivated this summer ;), which is great ;D, because a craftalong should inspire you to craft....especially those "I've been meaning to craft this" projects.  I'm still working on my Divination (I want to earn my badge too!).  I should be done with it :-\, but I keep getting sidetracked by the internet (the time sucker that it is), my kiddos' end of school activities, and Fringe (which I'm finally getting caught up on).

P.S. I completely agreed; the skates don't make it lees scary!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on May 18, 2012 06:58:21 AM

:::My Pottermore Confession:::  I have been sorted 4 times!  I always answer how I truly feel (no trying to answer what I think that hat wants to hear to get in a certain house).  And here is how I was sorted:  First time (early entry) I was sorted Ravenclaw, which I understood because I hold many traits of a Ravenclaw, but I was a bit sadden because I've always had a strong pull to Gryffindor (as well as having many of those traits as well).  Second time (after everyone could enter), I wanted to try again, and I was Gryffindor.  Well then I felt a bit guilty for trying to resort myself so I did it again, and I was Hufflepuff!  (Then again I can see that....actually I see bits of myself in every house, but I think it is your driving force that should be your main house...I'm digressing...moving along)  So I did it again, since I had myself thoroughly confused; I promised myself if there was a repeat house then that would be my house (my heart could handle no more).  A little nervous, I was sorted again, and this time it was Gryffindor!   

Sidenote: Always the same wand ~ 12-1/2", Ebony, Dragon, Slightly Springy

Ok seriously, this has me cracking up! I did the exact same thing. I've always considered myself Ravenclaw, but with definite Gryffindor leanings. During the Pottermore beta period I was sorted into Gryffindor, and I was so conflicted about it. I just knew I was a true Ravenclaw at heart. So I took over my husband's beta account (he didn't really care) and I took the test there....Ravenclaw! The only problem was I hated his username. So naturally I made a new account when it went public, and got Ravenclaw again :) The funny thing is my wand has also never changed.

And I have to say I am SO EXCITED about this craftalong. I've never participated in one before, but Harry Potter will get me on board with just about anything, and I've falled off the crafting boat, and it's time to get back in. Woohoo! Can't wait to see more projects this summer!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on May 18, 2012 07:04:38 AM
Ok, I just saw the My Little Hippogriff...umm WOW. That is so amazing and adorable. What a fantastic idea. I'm extremely jealous! Great job!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: PenguinSoup on May 18, 2012 07:34:17 AM
I think for the fall semester (if the classes permit) I'm going to make my wand that pottermore has said it mine. I love it!
Length: 10 3/4 in
Wood:Sycamore
Core:Phoenix Feather
Flexibility:Slightly Springy
Totally me!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 18, 2012 08:39:38 AM
I think for the fall semester (if the classes permit) I'm going to make my wand that pottermore has said it mine. I love it!
Length: 10 3/4 in
Wood:Sycamore
Core:Phoenix Feather
Flexibility:Slightly Springy
Totally me!
Oh, that sounds fab....I'm sure Ollivander is planning a challenge in the Fall ;) .....y'all can't imagine what your Headmistress has in store  :::tee, hee::: ;D!


Ok, I just saw the My Little Hippogriff...umm WOW. That is so amazing and adorable. What a fantastic idea. I'm extremely jealous! Great job!
It's truly wondrous, and it was just featured on Craftster's facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/#!/craftster).  Way to Go chughes!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: ZombieLili on May 18, 2012 08:51:31 AM
Ooooh this sounds fun !

I'm a bit late to join. Glad to see so many fellow Ravenclaws. But beware...I'm a really lazy student  8)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: butterflyangel on May 18, 2012 08:52:42 AM
you guys work so darn fast !!  :o

I wanted to ask, would cards count as a transfiguration assignment?? I made a bunch of cards that I would love to share (to have SOMETHING to show  :D )


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: PenguinSoup on May 18, 2012 09:03:43 AM
I wanted to ask, would cards count as a transfiguration assignment?? I made a bunch of cards that I would love to share (to have SOMETHING to show  :D )
Turning anything into something else counts so I'd say yes.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: butterflyangel on May 18, 2012 09:28:50 AM
I wanted to ask, would cards count as a transfiguration assignment?? I made a bunch of cards that I would love to share (to have SOMETHING to show  :D )
Turning anything into something else counts so I'd say yes.

Class (or House Pride Item): Transfiguration
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Mother's Day Cards !
Project Page Link:
Brief Description:Collection of cards I made for Mother's Day with fun moving functions

Hey guys ! Hope everyone enjoyed their mother's day  ;D

Here are a couple of cards I made for the occasion.



I made two of these to give to my former art teachers
the flower in the center spins when you open the card


I made this one for my godmom


the ribbon pulls the top part up

open and ready for writing

Then I made the same one for my grandmother




This one for my MIL

the center swins open when you pull the card at the sides


Then one for my friend to give her mom



FINALLY! the card for my mommy







Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 18, 2012 10:01:52 AM
Congratulations butterflyangel on completing your Transfiguration assignment!  I have marked you as completed for Transfiguration (see first page, second post).  Please claim you badge on the first page, third post, under the Daily Prophet.


psst TheBrokenButterfly, like your robes! 8)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: raynebeauxx on May 18, 2012 10:18:41 AM
Can I still join in?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: yofi on May 18, 2012 10:21:20 AM
Those cards are absolutely gorgeous, butterflyangel.  That's a real talent!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: TheBrokenButterfly on May 18, 2012 10:26:47 AM
psst TheBrokenButterfly, like your robes! 8)

Thanks! I just received them today :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 18, 2012 12:10:31 PM
Can I still join in?
Yes, anyone can join in at anytime during the semester! ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on May 18, 2012 12:51:54 PM
Skrewt - it's really cute, and has great colors, I can understand why Hagrid loves it. What is it made from?

Thanks Ruby Copperhead! I decided "use what you have" was the way to go for all of the assignments so the skrewt was created with a pile of scrap felt, chenille stems, and poly-fil from an old pillow. It was sewn willy-nilly, without a pattern. Watch out!

Everyone's assignments are craftacular (and drool-inducing), can't wait to see more!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on May 18, 2012 03:15:28 PM
Question, is there a browser that works better for pottermore? I can't get it to let me collect the items I find, which has me stuck before even getting my wand. :(


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: jillybeans on May 18, 2012 03:27:20 PM
I use Google Chrome, and it worked fine with me with that browser.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: aliis on May 18, 2012 03:46:52 PM
Oh this topic is so precious! I can't believe how perfectly many of crafts I have planning to do is falling under these categories  ;D So, here is one for Follow the Spiders:

Challenge: Follow the Spiders
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Mirkwood Necklace
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409503
Brief Description: This is one part for a jewellery I'm making for One Small Hobbit Thing Swap. I'll post whole project and missing information when my partner has received but I want to keep this as surprise until that ;) Here is a little "How to make silvery Spiders for your creepy jewellery" -tutorial
Project Pictures:

Here's what I started with. Wire gauge is 22 (if I remember correctly) and one with a twist and loop is bit longer than other 3.


Pass bead to wire with twist and as meny wires to "headpiece" as you can.


Twine together and twist, tighten with pliers. Pass rest wires (if any) into this and wrap all together.




Trim legs to desired length and bend ends (if you wish).


Ta-dah! Spiders!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 18, 2012 03:53:04 PM
Oh I adore those spiders!  Thanks for the fab little tute! :-*  You can collect your Follow the Spiders badge on the first page, third post, under the Daily Prophet. ;D   ...is it odd that real spiders give me the willies but I love spider crafts (especially jewelry)?  :-\


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 18, 2012 03:53:51 PM
Spiders give me the total willies, real or otherwise, but those ones are really quite cute!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: PenguinSoup on May 18, 2012 03:55:58 PM
Butterflyangel, those cards are amazing and so gorgeous! And aliis, those are the prettiest spiders I've seen! Love it! I'm hoping to finish one f my assignments this weekend.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 18, 2012 04:55:48 PM
Student Roster Under Construction: I'm trying to work out kinks for the Fall, so I've put up a student roster on the first page, second post.  If you are not listed, I've either missed you or don't know your house.  You can PM me and I'll update the list (please add your house preference, just one...no Gryffinclaw or Slytherpuffs), or I'll just grab it when you post a project.  If I have you under the wrong house (some of the houses I swiped from my previous HP swaps), just PM me, and I'll get you sorted.  Don't worry, if I don't have you listed, you can still be in the craftalong, and you can join up to the last day!  This roster is really just for me to work out things for Fall.  ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on May 18, 2012 06:30:30 PM
Ok, I just saw the My Little Hippogriff...umm WOW. That is so amazing and adorable. What a fantastic idea. I'm extremely jealous! Great job!
It's truly wondrous, and it was just featured on Craftster's facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/#!/craftster).  Way to Go chughes!

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Wow Thanks. I had no idea it made it on there that is so cool.  My mom stole him from me this morning and showed me how perfect he looks on her shelf.  I have a feeling I've lost him all ready. Just means I get to make more ;D

aliis Im loving the spiders I'm definitely going to try it.  They'd be great to wear for opening night of the Hobbit.




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: kittyasauras on May 18, 2012 09:55:43 PM
I would like to attend the summer semester at Hogwarts! I missed the train and had to walk it there. :C That's why I'm so late!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: bambam91 on May 18, 2012 11:11:09 PM
I love your hipogriff chughes!!! I wish I was good at polymer clay!!! Would you consider putting a tute up??? Idk but I absolutely love love love it!!!!!- ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: seeuudee on May 19, 2012 12:07:56 AM
Wow, I don't check in for 24 hours and have 4 pages to catch up on!

Love, love, love the hippogriff! And the spiders are so cute. All of the cards are beautiful, I'm sure the recipients loved them.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: rossie on May 19, 2012 02:06:13 AM
Class: Care of Magical Creatures, Spider challenge
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Book Spider

Book spider pendant is made of several layers of old book pages laminated together with matte medium.  It's sealed with a coat of glossy modge podge.  I have to admit, looking for a suitable stencil I saw so many pictures of spiders I actually got a bit nauseated.  I don't mind the little critters if they are small, but... well, when you get stories in the local paper about huge spiders eating tree snakes, you can imagine why I'm a wee bit hesitant to embrace arachnid love.  I like my book spider much better!   

 



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 19, 2012 06:59:11 AM
I would like to attend the summer semester at Hogwarts! I missed the train and had to walk it there. :C That's why I'm so late!
Oh my, you had to walk....you poor dear....well here's some pumpkin juice and cauldron cakes, I know you must be starved.

Welcome kittyasauras!  I can't wait to see what magic you can work in your crafting.  If you have any questions you can post here or PM me.  Have fun!

psst, kittyasauras, nice robes! 8)



rossie, LOVE that spider necklace!  I completely understand what you mean about looking at spider pics and large spiders....I'm having a hard time with just my spider robes; probably will have to Madam Malkin's very soon (swish...changed :)).  Speaking of Madam Malkin's, I absolutely adore your robes!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: PhoenixWolf on May 19, 2012 07:54:20 AM
My oh my, Hogwarts sure gets more attention these days then it used to during the summer. *Sends in any necessary paperwork* I would love to join in on this Craftalong fun; this structure is wonderful, the badges and theme gives some incentive to actually make stuff, and oh do I have ideas. ....oh as for house, I'd probably be a Ravenclaw (haven't actually gottten anywhere near that far in Pottermore to be sorted, but quizzes have placed me in this house).


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 19, 2012 08:54:56 AM
I would love to join in on this Craftalong fun; this structure is wonderful, the badges and theme gives some incentive to actually make stuff, and oh do I have ideas. ....

Welcome dolphinwind10!  You make me smile :) because getting inspired and getting crafty is what it is all about here at the HP Craftalong....that and share our love of the HPverse.  I can't wait to see what you craft!

In other news, I finished my Divination project! ;D  (YAY!)  I just need to take pics (why is my camera always low battery when I want to take pics :-\ ....I suspect nargles)  Now to ponder my next assignment...


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: hgddm on May 19, 2012 09:04:07 AM
The book spider is awesome!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: kuraikatara on May 19, 2012 09:16:35 AM
Nice spider necklace!

I love the my little hippogryph, so adorable!

I do believe I would like to join in, but I have no idea which house I belong in. On quizzes I tend to end up a hatstall between Ravenclaw and Slytherin, but people say I am far too nice to be in either and that I must be a Hufflepuff! I do have to admit on Pottermore I got Slytherin, but then Hufflepuff on a second try through (just to see) and I think it bases the decision more on which house needs more students than anything else. Maybe PinkLeo would let me try on the sorting hat :3 (As Slytherin is underrepresented I'll not argue like Harry did. There have been good Slytherins too you know!)

I do know I have a great idea for my potions homework, good thing too! It does not do well to begin classes on Prof. Snape's bad side.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: FiberAlchemist on May 19, 2012 11:36:53 AM
I'm hoping to make some progress on my "homework" this weekend.  I have ideas and supplies for a couple classes so I should be ready to roll.  ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: raynebeauxx on May 19, 2012 12:54:54 PM
ravenclaw
Project Name:Pygmy puff
Brief Description: k so she didn't turn out as planed but I made a pygmy puff from a old bear & a old duck.
This was a trial for when I make a real better one my daughter adopted her & named her turduckie.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: TheBrokenButterfly on May 19, 2012 01:27:46 PM
Haha, I love the name Turduckie xD I am still trying to decide what to do for my next project :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 19, 2012 02:40:23 PM
raynebeauxx, I'm counting Turduckie as your Care of Magical Creatures homework. :)  If you pop in, please let me know your house (since there was no homework header I couldn't tell what house you are); I'm trying to work out kinks for Fall.  THANK YOU! :-*. and....

Congratulations raynebeauxx on completing your Care of Magical Creatures assignment!  I have marked you as completed for Care of Magical Creatures (see first page, second post).  Please claim you badge on the first page, third post, under the Daily Prophet.


Homework Header for those curious....
Class (or House Pride Item):
House: (if desired)
Project Name:
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, techniques used, and any fun tips)
Project Picture:
Feel free to also include your house and any storycrafting you've created for your project.



psst FiberAlchemist, like your robes! 8)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 19, 2012 03:01:00 PM
Class: Divination~Create something that can be interpreted as a good sign or a bad omen
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Raven Hoopla
Brief Description: Ravens have long been omens, sometimes bad and sometimes good.  Ravens are carriers of messages, protectors of seers, and representers of death, mysticism and magic.   Here are a few raven prophecies: If you see a raven preening, rain is on the way.  Seeing a raven tapping on a window foretells death.  If a raven perches on a roof, it means prosperity for the family. 

Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 19, 2012 03:03:45 PM
Okay, here goes a yay to me (makes me feel silly really, but here I go...)

Congratulations pinkleo!

You are the first to earn the Divination Badge.....



To claim your badge, just right click  on the image 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.  (Badges are also located on the first page, third post, under the Daily Prophet.)



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on May 19, 2012 03:14:56 PM
Hehe, I think I can get far with two default comments: The dot dot dot spider is so scary! The dot dot dot pygmy puff is so cute!

@kuraikatara: I sometimes think all crafters are default Hufflepuffs anyway. ;) with their hard hand work usefulness

@pinkleo: Oh, that raven is gorgeous! Absolutely deserves a Yay me ;)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 19, 2012 03:25:42 PM
I do believe I would like to join in, but I have no idea which house I belong in. On quizzes I tend to end up a hatstall between Ravenclaw and Slytherin, but people say I am far too nice to be in either and that I must be a Hufflepuff! I do have to admit on Pottermore I got Slytherin, but then Hufflepuff on a second try through (just to see) and I think it bases the decision more on which house needs more students than anything else. Maybe PinkLeo would let me try on the sorting hat :3 (As Slytherin is underrepresented I'll not argue like Harry did. There have been good Slytherins too you know!)

Dear kuraikatara,

Welcome to Hogwarts!  You will find that our summer students are quite welcoming, studious, and chatty.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate in sending me an owl (aka PM), or if you wish, you can post here in this thread for I know our students will be more than helpful.  As for your sorting, what a responsibility to decide.  Well, lucky for me the Sorting Hat is on vacation during the summer.  I'm sure when he returns in the fall, the Sorting Hat will be more than happy to help you decide.  For now, just enjoy your classwork.  I bet after being with us for awhile you will discover an inkling of which house you would like to join; I know that the true Sorting Hat takes your wishes in consideration.  Best of luck; I can't wait to see what you craft! 

Sincerely, Professor pinkleo


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on May 19, 2012 04:06:45 PM
Class (or House Pride Item): Former Students of Hogwarts
House: (if desired) Ravenclaw
Project Name: Luna Lovegood
Project Page Link: Pattern Here! (http://mokulen22.deviantart.com/art/Revised-Plushie-pattern-258352362)
Brief Description: This pattern was so small I made her out of the scrap fabric pile. Too bad I didn't have enough red for her shoes!
Project Picture
                  
                   She's unfortunately nekkid under her robes...gotta make an outfit next!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on May 19, 2012 04:17:38 PM
Professor pinkleo- LOVE your raven!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on May 19, 2012 04:36:49 PM
What a beautiful Raven and such a sweet little Luna.  Great job Lady's


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 19, 2012 05:05:25 PM
OMGoodness! :o I want that Luna!!!!  :::pinned:::

:-* Thank you for pattern link; hope I have the skills :-\.

Make sure you post this in Toys, Dolls, and Playthings (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=358.0)!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Nyxika on May 19, 2012 06:03:57 PM
Wow this thread moves fasssst!  :D And double Wow, so many amazing projects!! If I had a wist/pintrest I would have broken my finger wisting/pinning them all!~  :o :o Incredible work, everyone!


I am waiting on supplies to arrive for my Potions homework (muggle-mail is so much slower than owl post!), but I'm almost finished my Follow the spiders assignment! (which could have doubled for my greatest fear, lol. Ergh, spiders!!).


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: FiberAlchemist on May 19, 2012 06:36:09 PM
Class (or House Pride Item): Astronomy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Solar System Necklace
Brief Description: I have been inspired by Chain of Being's necklace over at MAKE magazine (http://blog.makezine.com/2010/07/03/solar-system-necklace-each-bead-r/) for a while now and decided I could try to tackle something like it.  I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out as I don't often make jewelry.

Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 19, 2012 07:46:57 PM
Congratulations FiberAlchemist!

You are the first to earn the Astronomy Badge.....



To claim your badge, just right click  on the image 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.  (Badges are also located on the first page, third post, under the Daily Prophet.)



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: raynebeauxx on May 19, 2012 07:54:31 PM
I forgot to add all the info to mine. (adding now)
Im going to make a 2nd pygmy puff then I have no idea what to make for my next assignment.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 19, 2012 07:59:07 PM
I forgot to add all the info to mine. (adding now)
Im going to make a 2nd pygmy puff then I have no idea what to make for my next assignment.
No prob!  I knew you were making another; I just didn't want you to think I forgot you.  Can't wait to see your puffs!! ;D  ....just added you to the Ravenclaw house :)

FiberAlchemist, that necklace is Siriusly ;) seriously awesome! 8)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 19, 2012 08:09:38 PM
~* New Challenge To Be Announced Tomorrow *~


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Shannin on May 20, 2012 01:00:45 AM
I'd like to join in! I signed up for Pottermore (FINALLY), when do I get sorted? Regardless, I'm supporting Ravenclaw! I'll be working on an Astronomy assignment in the next couple of days.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: bambam91 on May 20, 2012 03:45:07 AM
I am currently working on my care of magical creatures!! I have a yeti, I am trying to catch!! I got the yeti from thedragoncharmer.com and bought the pattern and now I am waiting on supplies


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 20, 2012 07:01:12 AM
I'd like to join in! I signed up for Pottermore (FINALLY), when do I get sorted? Regardless, I'm supporting Ravenclaw! I'll be working on an Astronomy assignment in the next couple of days.
Welcome Shannin!  I have put you in Ravenclaw, for I think the true Sorting Hat would know your heart and see your Ravenclaw wishes.  I can't wait to see what you craft!

I am currently working on my care of magical creatures!! I have a yeti, I am trying to catch!! I got the yeti from thedragoncharmer.com and bought the pattern and now I am waiting on supplies
Yeti are tricky beasts; I hope you catch yours soon!  Yeti Tips: Don't be startled; they roar in greeting.  Bring some essential oils for they have a strong scent.  Bring a flask; they are fond of a stiff drink.  And make sure your Incendio spell is in order, for they live in the coldest of places.

the Dragoncharmer (http://www.thedragoncharmer.com/thedragoncharmer.com/Welcometothedragoncharmer.com.html) pieces are amazing!  Your  CoMC is going to be amazing!

Oh, I must say bambam, your robes are looking good!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: butterflyangel on May 20, 2012 07:43:59 AM
Wow this thread really goes super sonic fast !  :o

@yofi- *blushes* thank you so much !

@PenguinSoup-thank you !

 
@aliis-thatís a really cool spider !
@rossie-great spider pendant ! is it made from HP book pages?  ;)
@raynebeauxx- your turduckie is so cute and squishy ^-^
@pinkleo-headmisstress that raven hoopla is absolutely beautiful !
@pottermouth- your luna is absolutely a doll! Haha (pun intended)
@FiberAlchemist-how cool now you can wear the whole solar system around your neck =]

can wait to see more assignments completed !  :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: ZombieLili on May 20, 2012 09:07:36 AM
aliis: those spiders are so creepy and awesome!
I love the book spider, too. And pothermouths Luna doll is so adorable! She is my favourite character :)

Ah...I just started with the spider challenge. I had the idea for some days, but only started today.
Is is still okay finish it even though the new challenge is already announced? Why must I always start so late  :-[


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 20, 2012 11:13:40 AM
Ah...I just started with the spider challenge. I had the idea for some days, but only started today.
Is is still okay finish it even though the new challenge is already announced? Why must I always start so late  :-[
Don't worry!  Most challenges will be up for the whole Summer Semester, meaning you just have to finish the challenge during the months of May-August.  If there is a time limit on a challenge I will clearly post that...the only one that I can think of for the Summer Semester is the Quidditch Game during the Olympics.   So keep those spiders coming! ;D  ...and speaking of new challenge....


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 20, 2012 11:29:30 AM
~* New Challenge*~
~* Riding the Knight Bus *~

The Department of Magical Law Enforcement has received reports of some odd occurrences happening on the Knight Bus.  They are recruiting wizards and witches to ride the Knight Bus and record what is going on.  If you choose to volunteer for this mission, you need to craft something purple so it blends in with that vivid purple bus, and bewitch it to record what you witness while on the Knight Bus.  Be safe my friends!  If you have any questions, please send an owl.  I will help you as best I can, but for now, I cast protective spells on all your materials.  Good Luck!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on May 20, 2012 02:18:28 PM
New Challenge, yay! I've been wanting some purple accessories for a while, need to give it a go!

Aw, that Solar System Necklace - I am speechless! I can't even say how much I love it! It even has the Asteroid Belt... All those details... the moon! Siriusly Awesome! I'm wondering if you wear it, how many people figure out what it is.
Please tell us what reactions you get!

And Luna! Yay! So cute, and her big innocent eyes are perfect.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Shannin on May 20, 2012 03:48:25 PM
Here's a sneak peek of my astrology assignment. I dyed it and will be spinning it to art yarn. I posted this in the most recent fiber friday (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408761.msg4824826#msg4824826), linking to this craft-along. :) Oh, and I finished getting sorted on Pottermore and ended up in Gryffindor although I was hoping for Ravenclaw.. haha oh well.

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanninbanana/7236558944/)
astrology (http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanninbanana/7236558944/) by shannin banana (http://www.flickr.com/people/shanninbanana/), on Flickr


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: FiberAlchemist on May 20, 2012 04:22:25 PM
@ Ruby Copperhead - I haven't worn it out yet but when I showed my husband he guessed right away what it was.  :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 20, 2012 04:25:56 PM
ooooooooo....what a lovely sneak peek....I need to learn to spin (I'm sure my hubby will be so happy that I'm doing yet another craft....that's what he's get for marrying a craftaholic.)  I have all the materials, just need to make myself give it a whirl!


My plan for the night: Get out one of my trusty wands (aka crochet hook) & a skein of purple sock yarn, and hook up some Apiary Puffs (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-apiary-puff). ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: butterflyangel on May 20, 2012 05:19:11 PM
Challenge: Riding the Knight Bus
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: checkered skull scarf
Project Page Link: *
Brief Description: I started this double knit scarf back in sept for a friend's birthday that I didn't finish in time so I was gonna give it to him for Christmas which I didn't finish then either or see him. I finally have it all completed but I still haven't seen him yet but here it is.





The bottom says RU his initials


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on May 20, 2012 05:59:05 PM
FiberAlchemist- your Solar System Necklace is beautiful.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AllyCatAria on May 20, 2012 07:27:23 PM
I would love to sign up! I already have a great idea for the Charms homework. There's such great inspiration in this board already!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: WhistleFish on May 20, 2012 08:25:35 PM
Class: Riding the Knight Bus Challenge
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Puffalump the Pygmy Puff
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408862.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408862.0)
Brief Description: I know there have been a couple of Pygmy Puffs floating around already, but it was the first thing I thought of and I wanted to start right away. (I needed a project to do today anyways...) This is Puffalump the Pygmy Puff. She's cute and unsuspecting, perfect to spy on the strange witches and wizards that have recently been frequenting the Knight Bus. She reports back to me nightly and her lovely purple hues and adorable cuteness make her blend right in.
Project Picture:

((P.S. Love this Craftalong! I've got so many ideas running through my head. I'm a newbie so I can't do any swaps yet (I really wanna do one!), so this is a perfect alternative. I can't wait to do more and see what everyone come's up with!))


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on May 20, 2012 09:20:58 PM
I've collected my supplies and my wand has selected me. :D

CYPRESS WITH UNICORN CORE, ELEVEN AND A HALF INCHES, UNYIELDING

I am a Ravenclaw officially! I didn't try and influence my results at all, even though I felt like 2 questions were waaay too obvious. :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: hgddm on May 20, 2012 10:46:36 PM
PUFFALUMP!! :D

I'm in too. This craftalong reminded me to sign up for Pottermore, and I played feverishly until I got my wand and was sorted. Rah rah Ravenclaw! Hoping to craft a craft this week.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: ZombieLili on May 21, 2012 01:21:31 AM
Phew~ glad we have so much time for the challenges. I crocheted for hours yesterday, but it just would not come out the way I wanted and I have to redo everything *rage*

I'm starting to get really intimidated by all the aweseome things posted so far  :o


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 21, 2012 05:55:38 AM
Congratulations butterflyangel & WhistleFish!

Y'all are the first to earn the Riding the Knight Bus Badge.....



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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 21, 2012 06:12:24 AM
@butterflyangel: great scarf...deather eaters would love!

@WhistleFish: precious puff...never can have enough puffs!  And the pictures of Puffalump are adorable!  I'm thrilled you love this craftalong!  (I do too!  It really inspires me to craft!)  And you are so close to being able to swap.  In fact, you will be able to join the OTHPT (One Tiny Harry Potter Thing) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408272.0) swap since your 1 month anniversary happens before signups end; One Tiny Thing swaps are a great introduction to swaps.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: yofi on May 21, 2012 09:54:42 AM
Such wonderful crafts -- y'all were busy this weekend!  I love all the spiders, (and thanks for the tut on the wire spider - I think I want to try my hand at that) and the animals, and especially the sweet little Luna.  I've got some purple yarn and an idea in mind, but I doubt I can keep up with the pace!

Had a very busy weekend; a major plant swap Saturday that took all day, and preparing for a fund drive at work that kicked off today.  But I did get some things done over the weekend.  And got a chance to use some of the hops vials my brewer-sister gave me!

Class: Potions
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Memory potions and rack
Brief Description: Smell is the one of the most evocative senses we have; a whiff can immediately transport you to a different place or time.  My 'potions' are bath salts, blended to remind me of specific places.  Balsam fir and apple make me think of the PNW; Folly Beach is smells like the ocean, with a little gardenia thrown in; Covina Oranges smells like the California town where my mother grew up....
It's hard to capture the sparkle of the rack (which is made from basswood). It's a metallic green that shimmers - but does not photograph well - in the sun.



Close up of the potions



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: teag on May 21, 2012 10:27:28 AM
Class :Care of Magical Creatures:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Care and feeding of Dragons

     I was out for my morning constitutional gather plants for potions class, when I happened upon a patch of flowers, hoping to find the nettle plants I need for my potions homework,  I took a closer look and found a baby dragon nestled among the flowers- What a wonderful surprise! I was able to capture a picture of  him with my picture box before he flew away (apparently the clicking sound from my picture box startled him). I was able, however, to follow him for a short distance and observe him in his natural habitat, I believe I will have enough information to finish my Care of Magical creatures assignment



I hurried home to record my findings. As I was writing, I heard a noise, a rustling sound, I looked up, and saw, much to my delight, this nestled among my potion stores:



Another Dragon! what luck! I was able to capture a few more pictures of this one with my picture box before he flew off







If, like me, you have many curious muggle friends and they happen upon these pictures accidentally, tell them they are merely sculptures made from a rare clay with polymer qualities


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: yofi on May 21, 2012 10:52:45 AM
What a rare and wonderful encounter!  (And I love your potions bottles, too!)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 21, 2012 11:16:18 AM
Congratulations yofi!

You are the first to earn the Potions Badge.....



To claim your badge, just right click  on the image 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.  (Badges are also located on the first page, third post, under the Daily Prophet.)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 21, 2012 11:21:01 AM
@yofi, fantastic potions idea!  I love bath salts, and these sound amazing!

@ teag, :o Wow! :o ...yup, I think that sums it up nicely, just... WOW!!!

Y'all's skills are amazing!  I just am in awe in the crafty goodness we all ready had!  Y'all are truly inspiring, and I can't wait to see more! ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: teag on May 21, 2012 11:38:23 AM
Class :Potions
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Hpnotiq -remembrance potion

My recent plant gathering constitutional  netted me the necessary plants and herbs to brew up a batch of hpnotiq









Hpnotiq puts one in a light hypnotic state that allows one to recall recent events- one or two drops administered in pumpkin juice should suffice.

Possible Side effects: administering more than the suggested amount could cause a person to remain in a past hptoniq state for an extended period of time- Consult your wizard practitioner if side effects present themselves


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 21, 2012 11:42:07 AM
teag, you crafty beast!  I could just sit and admire your potion bottles all day!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: teag on May 21, 2012 11:53:56 AM
The Hpnotiq bottle, found on the street, was begging to become a Harry potter potions bottle, Don't you think?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: jillybeans on May 21, 2012 11:56:15 AM
The Hpnotiq bottle, found on the street, was begging to become a Harry potter potions bottle, Don't you think?

I wholeheartedly agree!  The brand always seemed to me like it should be a potion and not a liqueur.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: raynebeauxx on May 21, 2012 12:02:21 PM
teag Such cute little creatures  you came across!

WhistleFish I am in love with Puffalump!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: bambam91 on May 21, 2012 02:04:32 PM
Thanks for the swap tip Pinkleo!! Im always a bit worried that my craftiness is up to scratch and the timelines!! I work full time and study comercial design part time. Lol and I also live in Australia so postage would take weeks!!

Love your potions and bottles!! Love Luna as well.
Lol I am loving everything this morning!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 21, 2012 03:28:03 PM
Teag--your bottles are fantastic...I have no idea what this craftalong is about, but I love the bottles so I had to come in and see...

Each time a huge tree falls in my woods, I check out the root balls and I always seem to find bottles and trash from times past...I really have a nice little collection of brown bottles that would look cute decorated as potions


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on May 21, 2012 05:25:27 PM
Each time a huge tree falls in my woods, I check out the root balls and I always seem to find bottles and trash from times past...I really have a nice little collection of brown bottles that would look cute decorated as potions

What a great idea!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: wifeofbath on May 21, 2012 05:44:26 PM
If there's room for another Ravenclaw, I guess I'm enrolling, since I just started making something to wear on the Knight Bus. I'll be the class slacker, admiring the harder working students' progress.

I signed up for Pottermore as soon as it opened up to just anybody, and I'm eagerly waiting the next books to be put up. It gave me what seemed like a slightly offbeat wand: vine wood, 14.5 inches, hard, with a unicorn hair core.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: TheBrokenButterfly on May 21, 2012 06:16:55 PM
Challenge: Riding the Knight Bus
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Crocheted Amethyst Scarf
Brief Description: I crocheted this scarf that will not be easily spotted as a recording device. It should blend in with the Knight Bus quite well.
Project Picture:


(My shirt says "Craft ninja armed with pointy objects" and he has knitting needles in one hand and scissors in the other. An awesome Christmas gift from my mom!)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 21, 2012 07:12:56 PM
Crafty ninja you are!  That is the perfect scarf for the Knight Bus, no one ever suspects the scarf. ;D

Also, LOVE your hair color!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Youfoundmeagain on May 21, 2012 07:20:03 PM
Hey peoples! I'm officially making this my FIRST EVER craftalong.  I know it's pretty emotional, right?  I was sorted into Ravenclaw on Pottermore so that will be the table I sit at in the great hall.  I am getting RIGHT on this.  I do not have a camera but my mum has one of those silly over-priced phones and it has a camera.  Which isn't great but I can build a temp' light box and it should be just fine. SUPER stoked!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 21, 2012 07:24:59 PM
Hey peoples! I'm officially making this my FIRST EVER craftalong.  I know it's pretty emotional, right?  I was sorted into Ravenclaw on Pottermore so that will be the table I sit at in the great hall.  I am getting RIGHT on this.  I do not have a camera but my mum has one of those silly over-priced phones and it has a camera.  Which isn't great but I can build a temp' light box and it should be just fine. SUPER stoked!  ;D ;D ;D
Welcome Youfoundmeagain!  And YAY for your first craftalong! ;D  You are sitting a fine table, with lots of fabulous students.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.  And have crafty fun, because that is what a craftalong is all about....crafting & fun!  I can't wait to see what you craft!


I changed my robes yet again (back to my pinkleo witchy alter ego), and I added my earned HPC badges to my profile page (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile), which I think makes it more wondrous. ;D  (I also started a pinterest board for my badges. 8))


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Youfoundmeagain on May 21, 2012 07:51:05 PM
Thank you so much, Pinkleo!  I actually DO have a question, right out of the gate.  (I'm going to be one of THOSE students) :)  This question doesn't actually pertain to me but I thought it may be an idea for someone else. The assignment for Arithmancy, on the Fibonacci Sequence, I was thinking about things that could be submitted and would matryoshka dolls ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matryoshka_doll ) work for the mathematical sequence? I mean, It's the same idea, don't you think?  Just an idea.  Oh and I know we need to earn the assignment badges and the challenge badges but I was a little confused about using the house badges and/or school robes.... Do we earn those or..... ?  OH!  I just had the most amazing idea!  So, The knight bus dealio.... the ONLY specifications are it has to be purple and you must be able to cast a charm on it?  The knight bus was violently purple but I was wondering violet is purple, right?  Because I have something violently violet that I could do for that assignment and it would be pretty effing epic.  Well, I think it would be anyhow.  But I don't want to say what it is cause I don't want to ruin the surprise but it will be, give or take, two weeks for that to be posted here. IF of course, Violet is considered purple by you guys as well. 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: bambam91 on May 21, 2012 09:05:00 PM
Yep in Australia violet is purple!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Youfoundmeagain on May 21, 2012 09:33:21 PM
Yep in Australia violet is purple!!

lmao.  It may have become an international crisis if we hadn't addressed this sooner.  Who knows how many people have questioned "Is Violet blue or purple?".  We can settle this by voting....or very simply by Pinkleo agreeing with us.  lol


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Youfoundmeagain on May 21, 2012 09:47:29 PM
Cappa-chow!  Check out my signature.   :D  (By the by, "Cappa-chow" doesn't actually mean anything.  It's just something I say when I'm excited.)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Nyxika on May 21, 2012 09:52:24 PM
@FiberAlchemist ~ Love that necklace!
@butterflyangel ~ awesome job on the scarf - lovin' the colours!!
@whistlefish ~ Awwww, such a cute little pygmy puff!
@yofi ~ Very clever idea - I bet they smell wonderful!
@teag ~ Amazing little dragons - how very fortunate you were to capture some in muggle pictures. ;) And that bottle is beautiful! Looks like it belongs in Snape's personal collection.
@thebrokenbutterfly ~ That is a gorgeous colour! It will look perfectly at home on the bus. Also love your shirt!

I have always thought of violet as being in the purple family, so it'll be interesting to see the verdict~! :D

I am just putting the final touches to my Muggle Studies project -- my potions homework didn't really turn out very good.  :-\ I never was very good at that particular subject (too busy drooling over Prof. Snape to pay attention to the potions, I think!) but I shall have to try again soon! Hoping to get pics up for my MS homework tonight~!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: rossie on May 22, 2012 12:07:33 AM
Class: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Nargle

Brief Description: If Nargles really do exist anywhere but Luna's imagination, this is how I like to think of them; something between a fairy (vain and dim-witted), and a pixie (mischievous little naughty words).  Nargles like to take things and watch people run about trying to find them.  They are especially fond of sneaking off with one sock from a pair, keys, coins, and bewitched jewels.  Wizards are the best to steal from, because their things are so wonderfully interesting.  Nargles cannot easily be seen because they blend in with their surroundings, which is helpful with the thieving.

This nargle has spent most of her life in a dark, dusty house full of wonderful curiosities.  Unfortunately this treasure trove has been lately spoiled by a swarm of loud, red-haired wizards who are gradually taking over.  The doxies were the first to go.  The nargle has been storing up her pretties in preparation for moving.  Though she's not too sure about that locket she swiped from the decrepit house-elf; it tends to make her cranky...








Made from paper, glue, glitter, bits of jewelery and what-nots, and a lovely Slytherin pendant made for me by the delightful bubblegum_phoenix.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: bambam91 on May 22, 2012 04:37:47 AM
I love your nargle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So creative, I love the story behind it as well!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 22, 2012 06:26:39 AM
Thank you so much, Pinkleo!  I actually DO have a question, right out of the gate.  (I'm going to be one of THOSE students) :)  This question doesn't actually pertain to me but I thought it may be an idea for someone else. The assignment for Arithmancy, on the Fibonacci Sequence, I was thinking about things that could be submitted and would matryoshka dolls ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matryoshka_doll ) work for the mathematical sequence? I mean, It's the same idea, don't you think?  Just an idea.  Oh and I know we need to earn the assignment badges and the challenge badges but I was a little confused about using the house badges and/or school robes.... Do we earn those or..... ?  OH!  I just had the most amazing idea!  So, The knight bus dealio.... the ONLY specifications are it has to be purple and you must be able to cast a charm on it?  The knight bus was violently purple but I was wondering violet is purple, right?  Because I have something violently violet that I could do for that assignment and it would be pretty effing epic.  Well, I think it would be anyhow.  But I don't want to say what it is cause I don't want to ruin the surprise but it will be, give or take, two weeks for that to be posted here. IF of course, Violet is considered purple by you guys as well. 
I see your Ravenclaw roots. ;)

Arithmancy, on the Fibonacci Sequence, I was thinking about things that could be submitted and would matryoshka dolls You can; remember your explanation of how you interpretted the assignment is key. 8)

little confused about using the house badges and/or school robes.... Do we earn those or..... ?  House badges aka robes are a way to show off your House Pride....kind of a free badge for joining in the fun...so claim away and change your robes (aka avatar) as much as you wish.

The knight bus was violently purple but I was wondering violet is purple, right? any shade of purple and violet counts for the Riding the Knight Bus.....As long as most of your project is purple/violet, then all is well.

Overall, I'm going to be lenient assignments (it is all up to your interpretation & description); mostly, I just want you to have fun, be inspired, get crafty, lend support to your fellow classmates, and enjoy a HP friendly environment (one where you can shout out your House Pride, ponder that existence of Blibbering Humdingers, fully replace the word "seriously" with "Siriusly"....well you get the idea ;D).

How that helps! ;D

psst, love your robes and :-* on sig


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 22, 2012 06:36:33 AM
rossie, I'm in love with your nargle!  I'm now gathering mistletoe in hopes of attracting one. 8)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 22, 2012 06:56:17 AM
Geeze this thread moves fast. How did I miss like 20 pages?!?! You guys really are wizards.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on May 22, 2012 07:14:13 AM
Class :Astronomy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Partial Eclipse

I had wanted to see the eclipse on Sunday but missed out so I looked at some pictures online and made this felt badge thing that will be a magnet. I know it could look better but I like how it turned out.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=530666)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: raynebeauxx on May 22, 2012 09:18:20 AM
I did not realize how low on supply I was, Time to make a trip to the shop.

Meanwhile Everyone is doing great on their ASSIGNMENTS.
All of it looks amazing.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: teag on May 22, 2012 09:22:43 AM
wonderful job Rossie how fortunate you are to have sighted a nargle  I have only heard them in my garden at dusk


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: PenguinSoup on May 22, 2012 09:41:08 AM
It looks like my current assignment will count as the challenge! I started it when I saw this craft along, but too bad knitting takes me forever. I'm hoping to finish up in the next 2 days and get some pictures of it up. I can't wait to show it off to you!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on May 22, 2012 10:09:27 AM
Class (or House Pride Item): Knight bus challenge
House: Gryffindor
Project Page Link:-
Brief Description: Not being a Metamorphmagus I can't just change my hair with a thought.  But once I saw this challenge I thought purple would be the perfect color for my ends.  I started coloring the ends after seeing this tutorial http://thebeautydepartment.com/2011/07/tipped-out/. I had to mix two different colors to get this shade a hot pink and a purple. It takes quite a bit of time to section and strip and the color but so worth it. Ive had them many different colors and every time I do it that color is my favorite, but this is the first time its had a HP connection I think I love it even more. It reminds me of Tonks and the knight bus.
Project Picture:
What do you think?  Does it fit the requirements?  Its kind of a craft right?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: jillybeans on May 22, 2012 10:25:17 AM
Ooooooo I love it, chughes225!  You have such pretty hair!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: teag on May 22, 2012 10:28:17 AM
Challenge:Riding the Knight Bus
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Mnemonic Inscriptor

Being a proud wizard I knew I could not sit idly by while misdoings were afoot on the knight bus so I promptly sent in my owl and was honored when I was given the assignment-

I boarded the knight bus wearing a Mnemonic Inscriptor, a powerful memory recorder passed down for centuries from Mother to eldest daughter, although Mnemonic inscriptors take many forms, mine was created to be worn as a necklace




The opening of the neck piece captures the memories thus allowing the memories to be recalled at a later time-

   When I boarded the knight bus it appeared empty, I took a seat,not wanting to call attention to myself I pulled out my copy of the quibbler and pretended to read.I couldn't help notice that the  bus made many stops and the doors would open- but it appeared as if no one had boarded. How curious.

  As my journey proceeded I could hear voices that seemed to come from above, the number of voices grew with each stop. after about an hour or so with no more stops, I decided it was time for me to take action to investigate this curiosity-  quietly I rose from my seat,being careful not to alert the driver. Slowly, I mounted the stairs to the second floor and peered around the corner-I could see wizards, many wizards, and tables with piles of knuts, sickles and galleons and in the center of the table, a pile of bones.

 Oh No, It couldn't be! not here, I had heard tales of this, but never in my life, I  was so shaken to see.... a game of muggle bones being played, a game that was outlawed centuries before by the Wizard's council- a game played only by the darkest of wizards-who hunt down innocent muggles for their bones, I must get back to The Department of Magical Law Enforcement and report these horrible findings- This must be stopped at once!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: blackie.sage on May 22, 2012 12:08:14 PM
I started crafting today... but apparently my cold porcelain potion was incorrectly written in the textbook, and the resulting clay is very tough to work with. I may just have to go get some fancy smancy polymer clay to use on this project instead.

 :(


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 22, 2012 12:09:38 PM
@skatergirl1007, what a fab magnet!  (note to self: you need more magnets)

@chughes, oh my, I adore the color...I'm in the process of collecting supplies for a fab pink streak for me; hubby is anxiously awaiting....he thinks it will be adorable.  And of course it counts, Craftster has a board for everything, and if there is a board for it, then it is good for your assignment.  (Bath & Beauty is one of my fave boards (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=352.0))

@teag, Your report is shocking indeed.  The Dept. of Magical Law Enforcement needs all recruits to be vigilant for this practice of play game that must not be played....Muggle Bones...must be stopped!  (great piece and GREAT storycrafting!)


You guys are so fast and so amazing!  ;D


It looks like my current assignment will count as the challenge! I started it when I saw this craft along, but too bad knitting takes me forever. I'm hoping to finish up in the next 2 days and get some pictures of it up. I can't wait to show it off to you!
YAY and don't fret; we have the whole of summer to finish assignments (and most challenges).  Oh, and I feel your pain; I'm a very, very slow knitter myself.  Luckily in the Fall Semester we will have the OWLs, which will give us extra points for taking on long-term assignments. 8)  I can't wait to see the pics!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Mloopy on May 22, 2012 12:15:24 PM
Time for me to join in on the fun, and step out of crazy lurkerdom.  It is so much fun watching all the action on this thread. This will be just what I need to participate more actively here.

First thing I had to do was get sorted properly. I have taken many different "which house would you be in" tests all over the web and gotten a variety of options, so I signed up to Pottermore and played till I was sorted (ok I kept playing after too  :D ). Add another Ravenclaw to the roster.

And for my first thing to add...
Challenge: Follow the spiders
House: Ravenclaw


Close up of some of the spiders...


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: teag on May 22, 2012 12:41:00 PM
Ooh your spiders are delightfully creepy- I  don't know if I could wear that shirt


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on May 22, 2012 01:15:55 PM
Hehe, my thoughts exactly ;) Who's going to wear that? ;D

Oh, and again the thread is filling up faster than I can comment.

Eclipse button - great idea!
Tonk's Knight Bus hair - I love it and I'm jealous now ;) Did you bleach it first?
Mnemonic Inscriptor - those beads are so pretty! And your report is shocking! I hope you escaped safely!
The Nargle - aw, how beautiful! Love the description, too.
The Amethyst scarf - what a happy color!
The Potion Bottles and the dragons - they're beauties!
Memory potions rack - I want one!
Astrology yarn - please post the finished yarn, too! Looks very pretty already!
Checkered skull scarf - double knit, is that when the pattern appears on both sides at once? Never done that, must be perfect for scarves. Scarf is really cool!

Phew, hope I got them all! Hope I can post my Knight Bus project tomorrow!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: seeuudee on May 22, 2012 01:30:26 PM
Loving all the new projects added, but especially the Nargle. And I love the story that goes with the necklace.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Mloopy on May 22, 2012 01:33:26 PM
lol. The shirt is not my style either. Spiders are creepy.  :P

However I am hoping the intended recipient (a teenage boy HP fan) likes it.  I guess I will know when he gets home from school.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 22, 2012 01:34:22 PM
Time for me to join in on the fun, and step out of crazy lurkerdom.  It is so much fun watching all the action on this thread. This will be just what I need to participate more actively here.
Welcome Mloopy!  I am so happy you are coming out of lurkerdom! ;D  If you have any questions, just send an owl (either PM me or post in this thread).  Your spider shirt is fab, though if I was wearing it I would constantly be thinking real spiders were on me...which would make me quite jumpy...which probably drive my family to fits of laughter.  Can't wait to see your next assignment!  I'm off to add you to the Ravenclaw house.  

Oh, and again the thread is filling up faster than I can comment.

I know what you mean.  I feel like I'm on a crafty highway....who knew that a little HP Craftalong would create such a crafty storm ;)  I LOVE IT! ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: teag on May 22, 2012 02:48:11 PM
Class:Transfiguration
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:Plastic muggle Egg into Bird










It worked! It worked!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: indigo_roses on May 22, 2012 03:04:09 PM
teag, I love the stories you post with your projects!

I'm thinking for the spiders challenge I'll do something with an image on my pinterest of the Ford Anglia and the acromantulas... maybe stitch it up for my wall. For the Knight Bus challenge, I'm not sure yet. I have a lot of other in progress (or soon to be in progress) projects going on right now though, so I think I'm going to push my summer homework off until the second half of the summer.  ::)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: teag on May 22, 2012 03:20:38 PM
Thank you everyone for your kind words and encouragement although you may want to rethink that now that you have had a glimpse into my mind


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: wifeofbath on May 22, 2012 05:50:00 PM
Mloopy, I love how understated that is! Simple and effective, black on grey. Is that fabric paint or markers?

I was thinking of a row of spiders marching across clothing too (underwear, in my case), but I was picturing them from the side, rather than the top--your way looks better than my imagining.

I'm enjoying looking at all these projects, actually. Interesting to see what very different things people come up with.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on May 22, 2012 06:46:44 PM
Ooooooo I love it, chughes225!  You have such pretty hair!!!

Thanks :D

Tonk's Knight Bus hair - I love it and I'm jealous now ;) Did you bleach it first?

Yes I did have to bleach it first.  With how dark my hair is the color just wont show up unless I do.  I'm planning on doing my daughters next week and she has light brown hair so Im hoping not to have to bleach it.  She is so excited, ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: TheBrokenButterfly on May 22, 2012 07:17:06 PM
@Chughes Ahh, I love it! That's actually the color mine was supposed to be but it turned out blue xD What dye did you use? I used Manic Panic Ultra Violet which I suppose has more of a blue base and all of the red washed out the first time.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Youfoundmeagain on May 22, 2012 07:32:57 PM
HOLY JEEZ, YOU GUYS!

My head is spinning.  Everything rocks so freaking hard.  Everything looks amazing!

Pinkleo, Thank you for your help.  You are doing such an amazing job of giving such incredible positive feedback.  You are the master of masters.   :)

Chughes225, You crafty minx!  My violet question was about hair dye!  lol No joke.

  The Knight bus challenge is perfect because my hair is currently pink but fading fast so I had to think of something to do before I end up with salmon hair.  So, I went and got Ultra Violet Manic Panic because in my head the Knight Bus has always been violently violet.  I still have to get the rest of the supplies needed, powder and developer.  I'm going to soap cap it twice over the period of two weeks.  I'm going to mix the violet with toner and go a bit pastel.  At least that's my idea at the mo'.   

I've started my transfiguration assignment and even started taken photos. :) I will be posting here again soooooon.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on May 22, 2012 08:05:32 PM
Class: Transfiguration
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Crookshanks? Scabbers?
Project Page Link:Itty-Bitty Toys Reversibles (http://susanbanderson.blogspot.com/)
Brief Description: Pretty sure Professor McGonagall will be proud- I successfully transfigured Crookshanks into Scabbers. While learning the spell I did run into problems, like when Scabbers looked more like a mole, but a few attempts later and I think I got the cross-species transfiguration down.
Project Picture:
                     
                     
                     


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: raynebeauxx on May 22, 2012 08:22:41 PM
Ravenclaw

I know a muggle or two I asked if I could go watch something on the "t.v?"
Several times I seen things it  shaped like a circle with a type of twine & sorts of leather  
stretched over it in different shapes. I asked what it was she said it was called a "dream catcher"
I decided it would be perfect for my muggle studies assignment.
Here is how it turned out using only vintage supplys.
(please excuse the crappy photos my camera is in the shop)  





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on May 22, 2012 08:29:17 PM
Whoa! Everyone's wands are on fire!
Rossi, your Nargle is amazing.
skatergirl1007, love the eclipse and for some reason I think "cookie" and want to eat it...mmm, cookie...
chughes, nice hair! so knight-bus purple.
teag, the Mnemonic Inscriptor is very creative, just like your story to go with it.
Mloopy, excellent spider shirt, not creepy at all.

All of these projects (and the ones I forgot to mention) are great!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: rossie on May 22, 2012 09:03:45 PM
OH my goodness, pottermouth - that Crookshanks/Scabbers is jaw-dropping awesome.  Siriusly.  What an idea!  As for the project name...Scrookshanks?  Crabbers?   


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Youfoundmeagain on May 22, 2012 09:49:46 PM
Brief Description: Pretty sure Professor McGonagall will be proud- I successfully transfigured Crookshanks into Scabbers. While learning the spell I did run into problems, like when Scabbers looked more like a mole, but a few attempts later and I think I got the cross-species transfiguration down.

Holy camole!  Hands down you get an "Outstanding" or at LEAST an "Exceeds expectations".  Awesome, awesome work.   ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: TheBrokenButterfly on May 22, 2012 10:53:12 PM
Class: Muggle Studies
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Avengers Hoop
Project Page Link: Click me! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408956.0)
Brief Description: While I was studying Muggles, I learned that they were quite obsessed with this movie called The Avengers. They love it so much that they have spent over eight million of their muggle dollars on it! I decided that if it was that good to them then I might as well check it out myself. So I got myself a ticket and watched it. It really was as good as they say, though quite peculiar to a wizard. Anyways, it inspired me to make this Avengers hoop for my Muggle Studies project.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Nyxika on May 23, 2012 01:56:53 AM
Class: Muggle Studies
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: The Walking Dead: Zombie of the Week
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408962.0
Brief Description: I am rather taken with some muggle entertainment they call The Walking Dead - it's full of inferi-type beings which they call zombies; I tried my hand at creating one of these dreaded beasts - though my attempt shall remain spell-free and inanimate!
Project Picture:


..and I just caught up with all the posts! So many, so quickly --

@rossie; that is oh so gorgeous!! I love how you've given her little treasures she has picked up over her journeys.
@pottermouth; That transfiguration project is AMAZING! Such a clever idea -- but of course, you're Ravenclaw!! ;)
@raynebeauxx; Very pretty! I love the slips of lace! :)
@skatergirl1007; I Love the eclipse magnet! Beautiful colours!
@chughes225; I love your hair! That is such a pretty colour!
@teag; I ADORE your story as much as your fabulous craft! I find myself wondering what happened next, lol!
@Mloopy; I could not wear that shirt - I would think spiders were on me constantly *shudder* but it is very well done!
@teag; Such a cute bird! Are you going to send it to attack Ron. ;)



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on May 23, 2012 04:05:59 AM
Wow potteermouth!  That is amazing. What a creative idea.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on May 23, 2012 06:00:11 AM
Merlin's beard, Noxika!!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on May 23, 2012 06:08:29 AM
lol. The shirt is not my style either. Spiders are creepy.  :P

However I am hoping the intended recipient (a teenage boy HP fan) likes it.  I guess I will know when he gets home from school.

Hehe, that sounds like a good plan, tell us how he liked it!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Mloopy on May 23, 2012 06:29:31 AM
First some answers:
@ Ruby Copperhead: The shirt was approved.  YAY.
@ wifeofbath: the spiders are actually made with both. The bodies were freezer paper stenciled on so that I could plan the spacing, that is the fabric paint part. Then I added the legs individually with a pigma pen.

and then some "wow I am in awe":
@ Noxika: Can you love a zombie? He is great. The eyes. the teeth, the bloody details. Crazy good!
@ TheBrokenButterfly: l Love that the hoop is so clear yet so simple at the same time.
@ pottermouth: amazing transfiguration project. so cute and the picture half cat half mouse just makes me smile so hard  ;D

There are so many great things, every one of them gets me thinking and planning. MUST. CRAFT.




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 23, 2012 06:39:34 AM
I can tell y'all are using magic to whip up these fantastic goodies! ;)

@pottermouth: Bloody Brilliant!  Your Crookshanks/Scabbers is so fab & adorable!  I you earn a definite O!
@raynebeauxx's: Muggles have such amazing imaginations...catching dreams
@TheBrokenButterfly: LOVE ♥....I need to see that movie! 
@Noxika: Merlin's Beard! ..Walking Dead is one of my fave shows (except for Carl :P)...just WOW!!!


Pinkleo, Thank you for your help.  You are doing such an amazing job of giving such incredible positive feedback.  You are the master of masters.   :)
awwwww...you are so sweet!! thank you! :-*


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 23, 2012 06:44:22 AM
Congratulations raynebeauxx, TheBrokenButterfly, & Noxika!

Y'all are the first to earn the Muggle Studies Badge.....



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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on May 23, 2012 07:02:14 AM
Class:DADA
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Spider
I am actualy scared of spiders I am not sure why but I can't stand them. So I looked up on googie some pictures of spiders and found the Black Widow spider and drew it. It turned out really well considering that I am not very good at drawing.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=530808)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on May 23, 2012 07:30:00 AM
@Chughes Ahh, I love it! That's actually the color mine was supposed to be but it turned out blue xD What dye did you use? I used Manic Panic Ultra Violet which I suppose has more of a blue base and all of the red washed out the first time.

Ive used the aqua manic panic before and loved it but this was a impulse buy at the beauty mart it was only $4 and its called Kiss express color purple rage and I mixed it with the Splat pink fetish to give it more of a red tone.  We will see how it holds up after a couple washes ;)

Class (or House Pride Item): Herbology
House: (if desired) Gryffindor
Project Name: Whomping willow tree pendant
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408967.0
Brief Description: I decided to do a willow tree but not just any willow tree the whopping willow tree for my inspiration.  I attempted to do something similar to the wire tree pendants(first time doing the wire tree) and added the shrinky dink blue ford anglia. I used a black covered wire for the outside and a copper wire for the tree. It has some wear and tear allready from being used as a keychain but I love it
Project Picture:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: ZombieLili on May 23, 2012 07:45:31 AM
Why are you all so fast and so awesome?!
So much creativity in here. I love it :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: raynebeauxx on May 23, 2012 07:48:01 AM
Everyone is posting so much amazing stuff so fast its hard to comment on all of it so I would just like to say WOW!

All of you  have done amazing work Every last one of you!

also DUCKIE!!!!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 23, 2012 08:18:43 AM
Congratulations chughes225!

You are the first to earn the Herbology Badge.....


by Badge Baroness jillybeans

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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Ant Bee on May 23, 2012 09:02:06 AM
Dear Headmistress Pinkleo,

I would very much appreciate the opportunity to participate in the Summer Session indicated in your recent announcement.  I am brand new to this Ministry of Crafting and this is my first Owl- I do hope it finds it's way to your office without incident.

I have been coming to terms with being sorted into Slytherin by the Sorting Hat on Pottermore and take comfort in the fact that Mr. Potter himself was very nearly a member.  Not to mention the most devoted Professor Snape.

Thank you for your consideration, and happy crafting!

Hoping you are well,
A. Bee

(PS- everyone here is mightily talented, I'm in awe!)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on May 23, 2012 10:15:58 AM
Pottermouth I love the Scabbers andCrookshanks doll that is so cute! Noxika I love the zombie so much I wish I had one!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on May 23, 2012 01:01:31 PM
@ Pottermouth: That Crookshanks/Scabbers plushie is ahh-mazing!!! I can't even wrap my mind around how you did that. It's just absolutely fantastic!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 23, 2012 01:48:53 PM
Projects were coming in so fast & furious that I almost missed skatergirl's DADA assignment (that or I totally blocked out the spider since they give me the heebie jeebies :::shiver:::)  :-* skatergirl for the owl! :-*  And without further to-do.....

Congratulations skatergirl1007!

You are the first to earn the D.A.D.A. Badge.....


by pinkleo's son

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My son did 2 DADA badges for Summer 2012 (I picked this one because...one word, SNAPE!); I'm going to add the extra/alternative DADA to Badge Central so you can pick which one you would like. ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 23, 2012 02:24:53 PM
Dear Headmistress Pinkleo,

I would very much appreciate the opportunity to participate in the Summer Session indicated in your recent announcement.  I am brand new to this Ministry of Crafting and this is my first Owl- I do hope it finds it's way to your office without incident.

I have been coming to terms with being sorted into Slytherin by the Sorting Hat on Pottermore and take comfort in the fact that Mr. Potter himself was very nearly a member.  Not to mention the most devoted Professor Snape.

Thank you for your consideration, and happy crafting!

Hoping you are well,
A. Bee

(PS- everyone here is mightily talented, I'm in awe!)
:::just as I accio my ever-hot teapot, an owl swoops down with a parchment...as I have my quill always at the ready (stuck behind my ear), I pen my reply...:::

Dear Ant Bee,

Welcome to Hogwarts!  I am quite pleased that you will be joining us for the Summer Semester.  The Slytherin Dungeon is a little bare at this time, but I know your fellow housemates will welcome you into their fold.  And no fear, we here at the HPC believe that all houses have greatness within.  Please join in our banter.  And if you have any questions, don't hesitate in sending an owl (either through a PM aka Personal Message to me or posting in this thread, our students are very helpful).  I can't wait to see your skills in crafty magic.  Wishing you the very best!

Sincerely,
Professor pinkleo

P.S. Congratulations on sending your first owl post!

P.P.S. I'm in awe of all our students too!

:::sends Hamlet on his way and ponders where I put those butterbeer biscuits:::


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: FiberAlchemist on May 23, 2012 03:31:05 PM
Class: Charms
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Rainy Day Hoop
Brief Description: Today is one of those pacific northwest spring days where it really feels like fall.  All rainy and grey... so I was inspired to capture the water I see outside my window and stitched up a cloud (complete with a silver lining) and some beaded "raindrops". 

Project Picture:


I've already added it to my hoopla wall and it's settling in nicely.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 23, 2012 03:58:00 PM
Congratulations FiberAlchemist!

You are the first to earn the Charms Badge.....


by Badge Baroness jillybeans

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All class badges have been revealed!  Don't worry; I have more surprises for you throughout the Summer Semeter.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: butterflyangel on May 23, 2012 04:36:52 PM
Class: Muggles Studies
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Cake Pops !
Brief Description:For my Muggles Studies, I recently watched the muggle move the Avengers and had to make them into yummy cake pops ! Since I had more left over, I also made some into another favorite muggle movie of mine, Despicible Me






@butterflyangel: great scarf...deather eaters would love!

Thank you headmistress

@butterflyangel ~ awesome job on the scarf - lovin' the colours!!

Thank you Noxika !  :D





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: WhistleFish on May 23, 2012 05:40:12 PM
butterflyangel: What awesome cake pops! You must be quite talented with a wand in the kitchen. When I try to conjure up something in the kitchen, it ends up as some sort of slop usually. Ugly slop. ...Perhaps I need to get my wand tweaked?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 23, 2012 05:45:11 PM
mmmmmm....cake pops


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: amc- on May 23, 2012 05:46:11 PM
Oh Pinkleo, this is a fab idea. I love the idea of assignments. It was this sort of structure that was the reason I loved Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2 so much! I'm going to start planning out what I will do for each project and maybe even start crafting if I have the time tonight.

My favourites so far are the My Little Hippogriff and the zombie. Walking Dead is one of my faves.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 23, 2012 06:58:36 PM
The Great Hall is now open! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408993.msg4827058#msg4827058)  Our HPC Off-Topic (OT) chatty board ;D

FOCs please stop by.

A few perks of OT board: birhday list, congrats list, infirmary (aka prayer & blessing list), library (what HPCers are reading, readalongs, recommendations), pottermore name list (for those seeking HPC friend @ pottermore), students stats (our houses, wands, pet, owl name, fave class, etc.)...and more to come!

also a test for Fall Semester 2012

Want to join, but not a FOC (Friend of Craftster)?  Well, you go to Support Craftster (https://www.craftster.org/subscribe.php) and pay to become a member, or you can be a Swap Angel (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=203.0) and earn a FOC status.  (For my swaps, I'll post in here when looking for angels.)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: amc- on May 23, 2012 07:13:20 PM
CONFESSION: I may have just paid for my Fanatic Friend of Craftster so I can join in the off-topic chatty board. :)

I have also made a list of ideas for this summers assignments but what I am most excited for is being Slytherin Head of Household this fall!

Slytherin Pride!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 23, 2012 07:38:29 PM
CONFESSION: I may have just paid for my Fanatic Friend of Craftster so I can join in the off-topic chatty board. :)

I have also made a list of ideas for this summers assignments but what I am most excited for is being Slytherin Head of Household this fall!

Slytherin Pride!
I am OVERJOYED that you are going to be the Slytherin HoH!  I can't wait to visit the Snake Den next semester! 8)

And isn't Fanatic Friend of Craftster great?!  Just for the fact that you can turn off ads makes it so worth it to me. ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on May 23, 2012 08:08:23 PM
Class: Charms
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Blonde Pale Ale
Brief Description: My first batch of beer! Of course, it won't technically be finished for a couple weeks. Still, I'm very excited!
Project Picture:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=530960)

This was a failed attempt at a charms and potions independant study project. I was working on crafting a potion to improve memory from the forgetfulness potion base, by adding Mermaid blessed water instead of Lethe River Water and stirring counterclockwise instead of clockwise. Unfortunately I forgot to take into account the reaction of the heat of the water to the mistletoe berries. I've ended up with a potent, but temporary forgetfulness potion that will cause the drinker to lose their short term memory and act as though under the effects of a confundus charm for a few hours. I've kept all of my notes, and I do believe this still qualifies for the charms assignment, and I already have plans for my make up project for potions.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 23, 2012 08:22:24 PM
mmmm...ale

@SiakelA, Though this may seem a failure, a confundus ale could come in handy.  Good thing you kept your notes, for I would love to peek at them.  I await your makeup Potions project and offer myself as a volunteer to test any future tastings attempts.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Nyxika on May 23, 2012 08:26:30 PM
Projects!
@TheBrokenButterfly  That hoop is spectacular! The little symbols around the A are the perfect touch!
@skatergirl1007 That is creepy good! I hate those spiders, but love the drawing!
@chughes225  You work fassst! The Ford Anglia looks amazing. Love all the twists of the Whomping Willow!
@FiberAlchemist That hoop is ADORABLE!
@butterflyangle Om Nom Nom Nom! They look declious!
@SiakelA Wonderful take on the Charms assignment!

Thanks for the kind words @pottermouth, @Mloopy, @pinkleo, @skatergirl1007, @amc-! ^__^

Also I second the applause directed at pinkleo! This craft-a-long has me hopping with inspiration, so a HUUUUUGE THANK YOU for organizing this - it's just the thing I needed to dig into my rather large stash of half-finished projects and get cracking on trying out things from my "one day I'll try this.." idea book. <3


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on May 24, 2012 06:03:14 AM
I agree! I'm actually working on my crafts (and some cooking!) again. I really am loving this craft along. :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: wifeofbath on May 24, 2012 06:17:12 AM

Knight Bus Challenge
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Knight Bus Slippers

Brief Description: Since some patrons like to sleep on the Knight Bus--complete with bed and nightshirt, if I recall right--I thought I'd make slippers to help me fit in. The color scheme seems fairly wizardly.

Project Picture:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 24, 2012 06:28:05 AM
@wifeofbath: Those are some cozy looking slippers!

Again, I am thrilled about how this craftalong is inspiring everyone to get crafty!  Just 11 days in and we have 35 completed assignments!!! :o  (and I know many more in the works....I have 1 in the works and many more planned).  In fact, I need to get crafty....I have to finish my item for the Knight Bus mission; we must figure out what is happening!


Have an idea what you would like to see for the Fall Semester....PM me or post it in the Great Hall.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: clumsy_momma on May 24, 2012 06:40:40 AM
Okay...So, I've decided to jump on the bandwagon as well...This is just a great Craftalong and I've enjoyed everything that I've seen so far! I'm in awe of all the amazing wizardry that has been posted.

Class: Muggles Studies
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Table Cover
Brief Description: I have learned that Muggles like to decorate and cover up EVERYTHING! I have seen Muggles cover their tables and chairs with dainty items that must be taken off prior to using these pieces of furniture so as not to ruin the item. It seems like a lot of work to do without the use of magic, but it makes them happy. I made this for a Muggle who will be thrilled to have a new item to cover things up with. This was a long project but did not finish the item until this week. A lot of magic was needed, especially when blocking the lace to the appropriate size. Please forgive the bad images. I am still learning how to use this picture taker that was given to me.





Edit to add: Pattern is from I Can't Believe I'm Lace Knitting by Kay Meadors


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 24, 2012 06:54:54 AM
Welcome to Hogwarts clumsy_momma! ;D

Galloping Gorgons! :o  That table cover is AMAZING!  Just WOW!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on May 24, 2012 07:23:01 AM
Class (or House Pride Item): Care of magical creatures
House: Gryffindor
Project Name:Owlets and nifflers
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409009.msg4827306#msg4827306
Brief Description: For care of magical creatures I decided to make owls that I have pinned forever.  The originals were made of real clay and kiln fired but since I am with out kiln and clay but I have plenty of polymer clay I made them with that instead.  I started out with 3 but have a feeling that my owlery is just going to grow and grow.
while working on the owls I was inspired by the othp3 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408272.0 swap coming up and decided to do a baby niffler.  He likes all the shinny beads.
Project Picture:




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: butterflyangel on May 24, 2012 08:15:01 AM
@WhistleFish-Thank you soo much for your kind words ! You're too sweet and maybe we should get together in the kitchen  ;)
@Noxika- Thanks ! I ate one of the ones before I made faces  ;) Now I can't bring myself to eating them haha


@FiberAlchemist-Your hoop is aboslutely adorable !
@wifeofbath-your knight bus slippers are so pretty and looks so warm and cozy
@clumsy_momma-GOODNESS! That table cover is absolutely amazing!  :o
@chughes225-your owlets are so cute! I love seeing them in the dorm  :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: jillybeans on May 24, 2012 09:08:31 AM
Omg, I love the little owlies!!!  I think I might have to make some of those for myself, too!  You do some awesome work, chughes225!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on May 24, 2012 09:18:08 AM
@chughes225: I have those same owls pinned and I've been wanting to make some forever. Your's look so great! They are so teeny and cute. I might have to make some for myself, but my poly skills are very basic so I'm not sure I could pull it off. I love them!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: clumsy_momma on May 24, 2012 09:30:13 AM
chughes225, those owls are adorable! I'm going to have to wists this because I know there's no way I can do that.



And thanks for the kind words on my table cover. :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 24, 2012 11:16:08 AM
chughes, your owlery houses the most fantastic creatures. (I too have the owl inspiration pieces pinned.)  Oh, and what luck to have a niffler; they are the most affectionate pets, though beware their hunts for sparkly items. (they will just wreck your house!)  And YAY OTHPT3 is almost here!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on May 24, 2012 11:43:46 AM
Class: Herbology

House: Ravenclaw

Project Name: Elder Blossom Syrup

Brief Description:
Finally, our elder bush is blossoming, and I can makee our favourite spring drink!
The recipe is easy: Collect some elder blossom, remove everything that has legs but don't wash, put it in a bowl and cover it in sugar and lemon juice (there are recipes with exact measurements, but I always go by rule of thumb and add lemon or sugar later if necessary). Let it sit in the fridge for at least two days. Serve cold with sparkling water or sparkling wine - delicious!

Project Picture:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: jillybeans on May 24, 2012 12:08:42 PM
that sounds amazing!!!  I've never had it before!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on May 24, 2012 12:18:59 PM
I didn't know it until a friend taught me to make it a few years ago, and it's our favourite ever since. It's really easy.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 24, 2012 12:22:05 PM
mmmmmm.....Elder Blossom Syrup

@Ruby Copperhead, Sounds like a delectable potion!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on May 24, 2012 12:36:04 PM
pssst...I heard Professor Trelawney predict the Summer Semester students were all joining the OTHPT3. Is that true?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on May 24, 2012 12:44:43 PM
pssst...I heard Professor Trelawney predict the Summer Semester students were all joining the OTHPT3. Is that true?

Its is for me I can't wait!!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on May 24, 2012 01:03:29 PM
I will if I can get a partner who wants a 3inch hoop. :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 24, 2012 01:43:22 PM
pssst...I heard Professor Trelawney predict the Summer Semester students were all joining the OTHPT3. Is that true?

Its is for me I can't wait!!!!
:::pinkleo is so excited!::: ;D

I will if I can get a partner who wants a 3inch hoop. :)
8) I know at least one OTHPTer who would love a 3"hoop.  She has 2 thumbs...this gal! d(^ - ^)b



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: bambam91 on May 24, 2012 01:45:35 PM
I have atransfiguration project to post!!!! But I am on the train to work!! I will have to post it when I get home!! Hopefully Petrie will get there once I send him off!!!

Chughes you are a very talented witch with those owls!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on May 24, 2012 01:56:44 PM
I will if I can get a partner who wants a 3inch hoop. :)
8) I know at least one OTHPTer who would love a 3"hoop.  She has 2 thumbs...this gal! d(^ - ^)b


I'm sold! :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: clumsy_momma on May 24, 2012 02:08:22 PM
pssst...I heard Professor Trelawney predict the Summer Semester students were all joining the OTHPT3. Is that true?

I promised the other half that I wouldn't swap for a bit since the last one I did cost $30 just to ship it...However, I don't think OT swaps should count....

I'll have to think about it (even though I already have several ideas!).


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 24, 2012 02:30:30 PM
I promised the other half that I wouldn't swap for a bit since the last one I did cost $30 just to ship it...However, I don't think OT swaps should count....

I'll have to think about it (even though I already have several ideas!).
No, no....OTT swaps don't count ;)   

...oh, and I have been there & done that, but the truly great thing about One Tiny Thing (OTT) swaps is you just send one thing, no extras, and that one thing can be quite light, great but light, which is a saver on post. ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Sinead.B on May 24, 2012 02:45:42 PM
Wow, this looks like so much fun! I would love to join, it would be a good excuse for me to stop lurking and start posting :D
I was sorted into Slytherin on Pottermore, so that's the house I'll be joining. Hello fellow Slytherin students!
I already have ideas for the care of magical creatures, potions, charms and divination assignments - I'm so excited to start crafting ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on May 24, 2012 03:13:06 PM
Welcome Sinead_B!

Hehe, Professor pinkleo, I hope you have lots of co-organizers for the OTHPT. I siriusly plan on joining as well ;)

And yay, my first assignment done! Can I say please that I LOVE the badges?

I'm sorry that I'm so behind on commenting on all the other amazing assignments - I'm glad we have them listed on the front page now! Feeling a bit breathless though - this thread moves so fast!
Projects that made me smile:
Owlets&niffler, rainy day hoop, SiakelA's story, and the Avenger cake pops!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 24, 2012 03:53:30 PM
Wow, this looks like so much fun! I would love to join, it would be a good excuse for me to stop lurking and start posting :D
I was sorted into Slytherin on Pottermore, so that's the house I'll be joining. Hello fellow Slytherin students!
I already have ideas for the care of magical creatures, potions, charms and divination assignments - I'm so excited to start crafting ;D
Welcome Sinead.B!  I can't wait to see what you create!  If you have any questions, don't hesitate in sending an owl (either PM to me or post here in this thread).  Have fun! ;D



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Ant Bee on May 24, 2012 05:14:04 PM
Merlin's Beard!
I can't begin to list individually how much I love these projects! All of them!
I "accidentally" went to three craft stores in 2 days getting bits and bobbles for the crafts dancing in my head.

Thanks for the inspiration, and for letting me know I am not alone in my love of HP themed crafts!

~Bee


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: indigo_roses on May 24, 2012 06:58:22 PM
I love the little owls, they are great!

Who said something about a hoop? ;) I would love to receive a hoop!

I love the step in the syrup recipe where you have to remove anything with legs. :P


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: tiamatfire on May 24, 2012 09:21:30 PM
I'm curious -  can a project do double duty either for two classes or a class and a challenge?  Because this item is both for forgetfulness AND is purple!

Class: Potions (and possibly The Knight Bus)
House: Gryffindor - according to Pottermore!
Project Name: Nursing Cuff
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409065.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409065.0)

This cuff is designed to help me remember which side I last nursed on!  Baby girl is 2 months old, and we usually only nurse one side at a feed.  During the day in particular it's hard to remember, because of course I'm not changing positions much to swap sides.  At night we do side-lying feeding so then I can remember!  I just swap the cuff at each feed, and I'm never left wondering!  The yarn is scraps of Dream in Colour Classy from a Tulip baby sweater my mom made for her.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: tiamatfire on May 24, 2012 09:30:28 PM
Project #2!  I hope it counts....although it doesn't have a sun or moon ON it, it's specifically a sun hat to protect her from the sun's rays!

Class: Astronomy
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Reversible sun hat
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409066.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409066.0)

So I had to take it upon myself to make my baby girl a sun hat, because we haven't been able to find one that fits her tiny noggin!  She's only two months and was born on time but quite small, so the 0-6 month store hats are simply massive.  I used this really cute pattern: http://www.merrimentdesign.com/baby-sunhat-pattern-with-ruffles-and-ties.php#comment-150484, but used 5/8" seam allowances on the crown pieces to reduce the circumference to around 16".  I also left two little gaps in the seams between the crown and brim, finished with top stitching so that I can pull the straps through to reverse the hat.

It turned out SO cute, and the pattern and tutorial were great!  I really recommend it.




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: rossie on May 24, 2012 10:34:08 PM

Charms: The Aguamenti Charm produces a jet of water from the caster's wand.  Produce a project inspired by water.

This cuff is inspired by sea water; the lovely briney smell, greens and blues and purples, the ripples and waves and rock pools... 





The cotton was chucked in with a blue dye lot, and came out with lovely subtle shades all over.  I wish you could see the detail in the pics!   


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: seeuudee on May 24, 2012 10:44:31 PM
Loving your baby girl's hat - she looks adorable in it.

Love the sea water inspired cuff - it's beautiful.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: ZombieLili on May 25, 2012 02:25:43 AM
challenge : Follow the spiders
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Spider bookthong
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409077.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409077.0)
Brief Description: This looks simple right? Right? Somehow I still managed to mess up everything. The spider was simple to do, but some I failed to do her web. Originally I wanted to do a necklace like a cobweb, but it just wouldn't turn out the way it should. Well....maybe spiders prefer crawling on book rather than human necks  ;)

it's all crocheted with sturdy sewing yarn.
Project Picture:





I hope I won't continue with this slow pace  :(


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: bambam91 on May 25, 2012 02:51:15 AM
Class (or House Pride Item): Transfiguration
House: (if desired) Hufflepuff
Project Name: A "new" photo frame from an olde wooden table in our garden
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, techniques used, and any fun tips)
This started out as on old wooden table thing with 3 legs from our back yard that was buried in our garden when we moved in. Ian (my partner) helped me make a photo frame out of it and I got to decorate!! I am sorry I do not have before pictures because we pulled apart before I decided to make a frame!!

Project Picture:


Here comes Petrie to deliver my assignment






Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on May 25, 2012 03:47:25 AM
The baby hat and nursing cuff are great,tiamatfire 
love the sea themed cuff, rossie 
the spider thong is so cute ZombieLili
great job transfiguring that table bambam91

I can't wait to see more projects!!! ;D



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on May 25, 2012 08:31:50 AM
Wow, everything is so great. I love that little baby sun hat, and the baby in it! SQUEE!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on May 25, 2012 10:30:48 AM
ZombieLili that spider is really cool!! I wish I could make something like that.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on May 25, 2012 12:16:28 PM
Loving the water cuff! And I think a spider bookmark is very appropriate for a "follow the spiders" challenge. :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Sinead.B on May 25, 2012 01:03:29 PM
Class: Potions - Create something that helps you remember.
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Byzantine Knot Bracelet
Brief Description: Since next week is my last week ever at muggle school before I go to university in September, I wanted to craft something that would help me to remember all the fun experiences I had and the amazing people I met whilst in school. However, I wanted it to be quite subtle as I already have all the usual leavers items - hoodie, yearbook and so on, so I made this. It's a byzantine knot bracelet with 7 knots, each knot is to help me remember both one year spent in school and one of my closest friends.
Project Picture:

Bracelet kindly modelled by my sister ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: tiamatfire on May 25, 2012 01:28:38 PM
Everything so far looks so great!  It's amazing to see how this kind of a craftalong inspires everyone to keep crafting!  I also love that there's both HP and non-HP stuff in the thread - I want to wist EVERYTHING!  Oh and thanks for the comments - I think the she's awfully cute too  ;)  It's funny, she's still got big blue-grey eyes even though daddy and I both have brown - everyone else in our families though except our siblings, my dad, and his mom have blue eyes though so they might stick around instead of changing.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on May 25, 2012 02:26:32 PM
Class: Riding the Knight Bus
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Sleuthing Slugs
Project Page Link:Slug Pattern Book (http://www.amazon.com/Birds-Butterflies-Little-Beasts-Crochet/dp/031265605X)
Brief Description: George Weasley developed the Sleuthing Slugs exclusively for the Ministry, for the purpose of recording suspicious conversations between dark wizards. The Sleuthing Slugs can change colour accordingly, to better blend in with their surroundings. Ministry members collect the slugs after a week, press them to their ears and give them a little squeeze. That seems to trigger the "device" to replay the recording. Managed to catch a few while riding the Knight Bus but after squeezing them all we heard were The Weird Sisters.
Project Picture:
                   


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 25, 2012 02:54:24 PM
so many great assignments! 

@tiamatfire, I'll let y'all do "double duty either for two classes or a class and a challenge" for this Summer Semester only.  When Fall gets here, each project will only counts for one item (either class or challenge); this is because of the House Points we will be earning. 

Love the nursing cuff, so clever & gorgeously purple and the sun hat & baby are ADORABLE!  (need to find babies to make sun hats for)

It's amazing to see how this kind of a craftalong inspires everyone to keep crafting!  I also love that there's both HP and non-HP stuff in the thread
I completely agree!

@rossie, the Aguamenti Cuff is absolutely stunning!

@ZombieLili, WOW to the spider bookthong!  I'm an avid hooker, and I know those little stitches are killer.  I love the spider (again so odd since real spiders creep me)

@bambam91, Petrie arrive with your Transfiguration assignment....such a lovely example of transforming a table to a frame, a tricky spell indeed!

@Sinead.B, your Byzantine Knot Bracelet is beautiful!  What a great remembrance.

@pottermouth, your Sleuthing Slugs are the perfect spyies!  And I LOVE your storycrafting!  (fab pics too!)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Craftsunderground on May 25, 2012 03:52:48 PM
I love it, the imperfections make it all the more special


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: teag on May 25, 2012 05:34:53 PM
Class: Arithmancy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:Arithmancy and the Avarifae

     While it is well known that Leonardo of Pisa,  later known as Leonardo Fibonacci,  discovered the Fibonacci Sequence little was known about what led to the discovery of the Fibonacci sequence. That is until recently, when a wizard appearing on the Artifacts Cobblestone (the wizard version of the Antiques road show) presented his recent garage sale finds, One of which was a journal belonging to Leonardo himself. This priceless artifact revealed many unknown facts about his childhood and subsequent mathematical discoveries.

Leonardo was born a muggle around 1175 AD  to wizards Guglielmo Bonacci, A customs officer in Bugia and Alessandra, a frail but loving woman who doted on Leonardo.As a child Leonardo was a shy, intelligent, lonely boy- that lived on the edge of two worlds- One was a world of all things wondrous and magical with many unexplained phenomenons and the other a simple, ordinary world filled with honest hardworking people.

     Not being magical, Leonardo didn't quite fit in the wizard world- and having wizards for parents that use their magic freely at home, made it difficult for him to fit in with muggles, as a result Leonardo spent many hours, alone in his room contemplating the mysteries and wonders of both worlds. This worried Leonardo's parents, Alessandra and Guglielmo so much that they devised a way to expand their son's world.  As a customs officer, Guglielmo frequently traveled the world. Leonardo would accompany him on his next journey to the Middle East. It was there that Leonardo would discover many unusual and wonderful things, including the basic mathematics that led to the discovery of Fibonacci sequence.
    The shops of the Middle East held a strong fascination for Leonardo, they were so colorful and different from the shops back home,that he  spent many hours wandering through them- mesmerized by the wonderful and unique treasures they carried. One shop, The Hieracosphinx emporium held a particular fascination for him.
     The Hieracosphinx emporium sold the most unusual and unique creatures from both the muggle and wizard worlds- As a muggle born to wizards Leonardo was permitted to enter the room of magical creatures that was hidden from muggles by a concealment charm. It was in this room that Leonardo discovered the Avarifae (ah-var-ree-fay),A highly intelligent, one inch tall, half bird, half elf like creature that spouted endless facts, stories and tales about everything.




   Leonardo would spend many hours in the concealed room at the back of the Hieracosphinx emporium listening the Avarifae's tales, who Leonardo learned was named Angrod. One day Leonardo was late visiting the shop, when Angrod inquired as to why he was late Leonardo broke the terrible news to him, that soon he would have to leave the middle east and would no longer be able to visit him. All of a sudden Angrod let out a loud shout to the shop owner, who appeared at once and demanded to be released to Leonardo. At first the shop owner resisted and began to argue with Angrod, against releasing him. Angrod shot back that he had served the shop owner well for many years educating him on many subjects, including achieving wealth, because of this, Angrod argued,the shop owner owed him his release.
    The argument continued, for what seemed to Leonardo, hours. Finally the shop owner relented, realizing there is no way he would ever win an argument with an avarifae, Angrod's freedom was granted. Angrod was now free to accompanied Leonardo back home to Pisa
   
     As Luck would have it they arrived in Pisa on the evening of the blue moon, just in time to for Leonardo to witness a miraculous and unusual occurrence. For the duration of a the blue moon Avarifae have the ability to divide and multiply themselves, doing so enables the avarifae to offer wizards additional  help if needed, once the blue moon ends the avarifae  returns to it's original one-ness.
    Witnessing this phenomenon helped Leonardo discover the Fibonacci Sequence, you see, the avarifae have an unusal way of multiplying, at first there is one, then two, then three, then five then, well just take a look














I think you get the idea- I really had to stop taking pictures and leave the room the constant chattering from the ever multiplying avarifae was making me crazy


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 25, 2012 05:46:59 PM
At first glance I thought I was witnessing the effects of the Gemino Curse.  After reading the tale of Leonardo and Angrod, I realize the wondrous magic that was in place.  Avarifae are truly amazing creatures!


@teag, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your work & storycrafting!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: teag on May 25, 2012 06:14:12 PM
Thank you, so The avarifae were particularly helpful in their creation and story telling


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: hgddm on May 25, 2012 06:46:12 PM
Wow, so cool! Who'da thunk Leonardo Fibonacci was a Squib?!?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on May 25, 2012 08:01:24 PM
Class: Follow the Spiders Challenge
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Beady Eyes
Project Page Link: not thrilled enough with it to give it it's own page
Brief Description: Wanted to go to Hogwarts but was lagging behind in other classes, the only thing I could think of was to make a wire spider. Guess I better find a creativity spell and quick!
Project Picture:



and just for fun, a balloon spider I made too!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on May 25, 2012 08:16:45 PM
I love the wire spider! Give yourself more credit :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on May 25, 2012 10:41:22 PM
Took my creativity potion and been thinking about what else to make.  Here's another!

Class: Astronomy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Astronomy Bow
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409114.0
Brief Description: A pretty bow for my girls with fun ribbons.  Planets, a bright sunshine yellow, and stars on a night sky.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Mloopy on May 26, 2012 04:37:18 AM
WOW teag! I loved the little Avarifae in his first solo pictures. Such a great expression on his face.  But then watching him multiply in each picture, I was just blown away.  You really are amazing with mixing story telling and crafting.  Just awesome. 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 26, 2012 09:24:21 AM
@patty_o_furniture: love your spiders...the balloon one is fab!  And such a cute bow! ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: teag on May 26, 2012 10:08:05 AM
WOW teag! I loved the little Avarifae in his first solo pictures. Such a great expression on his face.  But then watching him multiply in each picture, I was just blown away.  You really are amazing with mixing story telling and crafting.  Just awesome. 
 

Oh Thank you so much -


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on May 26, 2012 12:02:49 PM
Class: Muggle Studies
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Mr. Weasley and the Moving Picture Box
Project Page Link:
Project Picture:
                     
                     


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Sinead.B on May 26, 2012 12:40:10 PM
Class: Charms - Produce a project inspired by water.
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Water drop necklace
Brief Description: I was practicing my augamenti charm this morning when I accidentally directed the jet of water over a spider's web. Fortunately the spider wasn't annoyed and informed me that she had been planning to make a new web anyway, so I used an immobulus charm to freeze part of the web and turned it into a necklace. It reminds me of the way rain drops settle on spiderwebs :)
Project Picture:

Again, kindly modelled by my sister.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on May 26, 2012 01:34:37 PM

Class: Potions
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: snitch bookmark
Brief Description: Snitch bookmark to help me remember where I am in my wonderous HP book!  And I can't take all the praise for the sorcerer's stone bookmark.  I showed my hubs mine and he said I should make a stone.  So I made it, but he came up with the idea!
Project Picture:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 26, 2012 03:54:59 PM
@pottermouth, that is adorable...I absolutely love it!

@Sinead.B, simply GORGEOUS!!! Great use of the Immobulus Charm.

@patty_o_furniture, love your bookmarks, just the perfect project for potions!  I for one can never have enough bookmarks.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 26, 2012 04:14:15 PM
Class: Charms
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Beach Walk Charm Bracelet
Brief Description: Ah, I enjoyed a relaxing tea at Shell Cottage.  After a wondrous walk along the beach, I was suddenly hit with the inspiration to make a charm bracelet.  I bewitched droplets of water to harden into beads.  Using the Bubble-Head Charm, I gathered the pearls.  And finally I used Reducio and Transfiguration to create silver charms from the mementos I collected from the beach.  I am quite pleased with the results!

Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: rossie on May 26, 2012 04:23:55 PM
I NEED A GOLDEN SNITCH BOOKMARK.

Also, Mr. Weasley is adorable!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on May 26, 2012 04:45:31 PM
Merlin'’s most baggy Y-Fronts! Look at all the HP craftiness!!! So glad I'm here.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: flower on May 26, 2012 05:48:12 PM

Class: Transfiguration
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Patchwork pillow
Brief Description: A few months ago I bought unfinished quilt top pieces from a Muggle store called eBay.  You can buy anything Muggle there!  It is truly fascinating!  Anyway, I took my favorite piece and made a pillowcase today.  It was just enough fabric.  :)  I think Mrs. Weasley would like such a pillow in her home.  I also did another, less exciting transfiguration project today.  I cut and hemmed five pairs of my son's jeans into shorts today.  I wish I knew  mending spell because almost all of them had holes in the knees!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 26, 2012 06:03:19 PM
@flower: I adore patchwork pieces to...well pieces! 8)  Would be right at home in the Burrow (where I truly want to live).


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on May 26, 2012 07:17:50 PM

Class (or House Pride Item): Transfiguration
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: T-Shirt bag
I just made this. I found a two minute t-shirt bag online and thought what a wonderful way to use a t-shirt that the muggle school I had gone to for a muggle study gave me. Now I have a nice place to carry my books.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=531359)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: WhistleFish on May 26, 2012 07:29:23 PM
I love that patchwork pillow! You might just inspire me to make one of my own. I think my home could use a bit more "Burrow"ness.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on May 26, 2012 07:42:53 PM
I think that a tshirt bag is an awesome idea! I wish I could see the picture better though. :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: teag on May 26, 2012 09:07:03 PM
pinkleo

Thank you so much for thinking of me. The postcard you sent of your lovely bracelet is indeed inspiring-I am envious of your holiday by the sea, I have yet to be fortunate to pay a visit to shell cottage. 

Your use of the bubble-head charm was inspired , you found the most exquisite pearls and those bewitched droplet of water glisten just like diamonds, the silver charms and mementos compliment the pearls and water droplets perfectly- How fortunate to have such a lovely keepsake - I truly wish I was there with you by the sea.

  We'll have to get together for cuppa when you return from holiday to catch up. I look forward to hearing  about your adventures.

Cheerful Greetings,

teag



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: PenguinSoup on May 26, 2012 09:49:16 PM
Like my new robes?? :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: rossie on May 27, 2012 04:08:32 AM
Class (or House Pride Item):Potions: A Forgetfulness Potion is something all first years must learn.  Create something that helps you remember.

So what helps you remember?  A pensieve, of course! 





Mini notebook (13cm x 9cm) made from cereal box cardboard, printer paper and staples.  A handy artifact in which to place all those important details that must not be forgotten.  If Harry had one of these, imagine what'd be in it - find horcruxes, destroy Voldemort, get haircut...

 



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on May 27, 2012 06:42:03 AM
I think that a tshirt bag is an awesome idea! I wish I could see the picture better though. :)

That is actuly a link to the picture things.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 27, 2012 08:37:08 AM
:-* teag :-*

@skatergirl1007, I'm a sucker for bags & tees, and what a happy marriage of both...great transfiguration!

@PenguinSoup, LOVE your robes! 8)

@rossie, how wondrous it would be to have my own pensieve....fantastic potions work!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: PhoenixWolf on May 27, 2012 08:40:34 AM
Rossie, that Pensieve journal is so beutifully simple; that lettering is wonderful. Cool also that it is from an old cereal box.

Flower: That patchwork pillow is cool, super colorful.

To everyone else: There are so many amazing projects on here! Can't wait until I'm done w/ school so I can start crafting.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Sinead.B on May 27, 2012 12:33:39 PM
I love your pensieve notebook rossie, such a clever idea and you made it so pretty :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: WhistleFish on May 27, 2012 12:41:16 PM
Rossie - I thought you had just drew on a premade notebook. It looks exactly like some Moleskin ones I have. I'm totally just gonna make one with a cereal box like you did next time I need more. VERY pretty!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Mloopy on May 27, 2012 03:54:22 PM
Class: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Toothless the Nightfury
Project Page Link: Read all about Toothless (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409178.0) here
Brief Description: Toothless is a Nightfury Dragon from the stories "How to Train Your Dragon"
He is definitely based on the movie version of Toothless. 
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on May 27, 2012 04:37:06 PM
What a cute! dragon!! He looks amazing!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: WhistleFish on May 27, 2012 05:02:56 PM
Class: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Peggy the Pegasus
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409182.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409182.0)
Brief Description/Project Picture: Meet Peggy the Pegasus. She's a young chubby Pegasus I encountered this afternoon while checking on my grape plants...and what a surprise -- not a grape in sight! She'd eaten them all which caused her snow white wings, mane, and tail to all turn purple! She had gotten so plump she couldn't fly away. (Click on the project page for pictures of the poor dear stuck in the grape plants.) I debated keeping her, but such a creature cannot be tamed. Here's a picture of her after I freed her so she could fly away:


And what a sight it was to watch her try to fly away...I don't think Pegasus' are supposed to be so chubby, but she made it. It must have been some sort of magic. Maybe once she gets a tad older she'll resemble the majestic elegant Pegasus' I've seen in books.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: WhistleFish on May 27, 2012 05:05:36 PM
Mloopy - Your Toothless looks so good! I love Toothless. You did such a good job! I really like how his wings lay...so much like the real Toothless.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 27, 2012 05:40:15 PM
WOW!  These Care of Magical Creatures projects are fantastic!  Way to go Mloopy & WhistleFish!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 27, 2012 05:48:18 PM
~* New Challenge To Be Announced Tomorrow *~


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on May 27, 2012 05:50:34 PM
Class: Divination
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Tarot Card ATC
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I spent some time perusing ATCs and decided I wanted to try my hand at it. However, I don't know if they have to be on a specific type of paper. Maybe someone could tell me. Mine was made on watercolour paper using watercolours and ink. I used a Death card as reference. The meaning of the Death card usually scares people but it is actually just the end of something, like a terrible job, or a year, or whatever. But of course it could be Death, too, so that is where the bad omen part comes in!
Project Picture


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Solitaire on May 27, 2012 11:41:33 PM
I'm Solitaire, and I've been lurking since the first few posts and decided that I would like to join the summer semester! Everything that I've seen so far, is absolutely brilliantly done! I visited Pottermore, and have been sorted into Gryffindor!! I've finished one project so far. For the Knight Bus Challenge.

Class/House Pride: Gryffindor
Project Name: Knight Bus Challenge
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I crafted a journal that blends in with the violently purple coloring of the Knight Bus and doubles as a drawing journal. Thus, rendering the journal inconspicuous during use.


  I'd heard about the odd occurrences on the Knight Bus, and being the nosey little Half-Blood that I am, I decided to try my hand at magical bookbinding. So, I gathered my supplies and came up with the perfect solution. A travel sized sketch book with a twist. I've bewitched the pages so that only my drawings will show up, until the password is written on the page you wish to reveal. I'm heading off on the Knight Bus this weekend. I'll keep you updated on the success or failure of my mission.

  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=531504)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=531503)



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: ZombieLili on May 28, 2012 03:34:40 AM
Class : Care of Magical Creatures
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Fuzzy creatures from the lake
Brief Description: They look way more toxic in real life. Magic just won't turn up right with a muggle camera.

I think nearly everyone is familiar with those fuzzy jellyfish living in the lake. As I was studying them I saw them surrounding a strange little creature. I looked closer and saw it that it must have been a normal bunny once! It must have mutated when it came in touch with the jellyfish.

Always remember not so touch the jellyfish with your bare hands! You don't want to end up all green and fuzzy, do you?! (do you? :D )
Project Picture:





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 28, 2012 07:52:25 AM
Welcome to Hogwarts Solitaire!  I am thrilled you will be joining us for the Summer Semester.  Your betwitched journal is the perfect way to take note of the odd occurrences on the Knight Bus.  I cast protection spells upon you while on your mission.  Be safe!

@ZombieLili, great catch!  The Black Lake hold so many strange creatures, and the fuzzy jellies are definitely one.  I think you may be right; the jellies could be descendants of the bunnies that used to be in the Forbidden Forest.  They must have first gone there to hide, but later developed aquatic bunny mutations.  Finally, after many a moon, you have furry jellies (of course they keep their fur, the lake is freezing!).


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: WhistleFish on May 28, 2012 07:59:04 AM
ZombieLili - I love the fuzzy jellyfish AND that little bunny. They look so soft. (As for the jellyfish, I'm imagining them as Christmas ornaments on a sea-themed tree and it would look awesome. Almost makes me want to have an under-the-water Christmas tree.)

 Solitaire - Awesome journal! (I have a terrible habit of buying journals and blank books and then doing absolutely nothing with them. Drives my boyfriend crazy...maybe if I actual made my own journal I would do something with it. Haha.) And that quill! I LOVE the quill! When the picture was small I thought it was a real feather. Great job!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 28, 2012 08:19:27 AM
OTHPT3 is now open! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409200.0)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on May 28, 2012 10:06:28 AM

Class (or House Pride Item): Follow the Spider and Riding the Kinght Bus
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bag with spiders.
I found this fabric the other day that has spiders and bats on it. Also I promise the fabric is purple it just looks blue.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=531542)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 28, 2012 11:41:53 AM
@skatergirl1007, fab bag...cute fabric!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 28, 2012 11:42:10 AM
~* New Challenge*~
~* Reducio *~

There I was, just sitting and sipping my tea.  I had just finished the most adorable pair of socks for my Knight Bus mission, when all of the sudden....POOF.....blackness surrounds me!  Could someone be trying to stop me from recording what is happening on the Knight Bus?  I try Lumos, but it does not work.  Ah, I know what this is, Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder.  I find my way to the window and throw it open.  All I can do is wait.....

Finally, I can see once more.  But wait, where are my socks?!?!  I search high and low; then, a knock comes to my door.  I open the door, and what is there to greet me, my socks...



....but much, much smaller.  Sigh, it was all a prank!  And try as I might, I can not break this Reducio spell.  Oh well, at least this gives me a fab idea for a challenge....

Make one tiny item that is no more than 4"x4"x4".  It should be physically small and should be something that you can craft with a high level of skill.  Even if it is a fairly simple/easy item for you to make, please embellish so that it best represents your skill.

Have fun!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on May 28, 2012 01:50:48 PM
Wow, so many awesome crafts! I love the snitch bookmark, shell cottage bracelet, and Toothless plushie! I spent some time crocheting this afternoon. Hopefully will get some more time to hook after dinner :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on May 28, 2012 03:30:56 PM
Wow  :o I'm away for a few days and everything blows up.  There are so many creative projects on here I'm so impressed.  Great job everyone!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on May 28, 2012 04:00:04 PM
Class/House Pride: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Knight Bus Challenge
Brief Description: I took a ride along the Knight bus last night to help contribute to the ongoing investigation of the strange occurrences. I took with me this small lavender kitty named Niko. I recruited Niko from the top secret Ministry of Kitty Affairs. He was recommended to me by none other than Crookshanks himself. He came highly recommended as Niko was one of Crookshanks' top agents after Sirius Black's escape from Azkaban many years ago. Niko's old post was to ride along the Knight Bus and hide in the rafters to spy on passengers. As Crookshanks promised, Niko did a splendid job and we gathered a valuable tidbit of information. I managed to snap a photo of Niko taking a quick catnap before we headed out to catch the bus.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: butterflyangel on May 28, 2012 04:03:10 PM
@pinkleo~omg that charm bracelet ! I want that bracelet its so prettyy !


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 28, 2012 04:05:24 PM
@AugustBell, how lucky you were to get somekitty from the Ministry of Kitty Affairs; they are such an elite group.  Niko is an adorable agent! 8)

@pinkleo~omg that charm bracelet ! I want that bracelet its so prettyy !
:::blush:: ...Thanks! ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: raynebeauxx on May 28, 2012 04:08:00 PM
oh my goodness I was offline for not even 2 days & yall stormed this with STUNNINGLY AMAZING ITEMS!
Wow guys everyone just wow!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: wifeofbath on May 28, 2012 04:34:58 PM
I'm still enjoying seeing everyone's projects--especially all the spiders, for some reason. I don't have any class projects to post, but this craftalong did encourage me to finally get out and seam up the Gryffindor slippers I knit last November or December, back when the now long-gone cool weather started; next time I'll make them in the round. Since it's HP-related, I guess it's okay to share a picture:



(Yes, there is a glaring mistake in the cuff of the second one, but these were knit right around the time I adopted my new crafting motto, "Embrace Imperfection".)

I've also been doing a little pre-practice memory spell work by recreating the tastes of a Muggle-born childhood, '70s era--specifically making Kool-Aid pie. Results of my experiment: I've learned lemonade Kool-Aid pie tastes just like it did when I was a kid, even without the vanilla wafer crust people tended to make when I was a kid. Also it turns out orange Kool-Aid pie tastes almost exactly like orange sherbert "push-ups", so it was like two (or 1.5?) summer memories for the price of one.

I'm considering the pies a warm-up for whatever I do for the Potions class project. But then again I'm now calling most of the stuff I do around the house transfiguration.  ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: clumsy_momma on May 28, 2012 05:16:52 PM
Class (or House Pride Item): Charms
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Wrap-around cowl
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I know that it is basically summer, but I've been fighting with this yarn for months. We argued and fought. She didn't want to be socks and then she didn't want to be a skirt...Nothing was making her happy. I even tried mixing her with several other yarn friends to see if that made her happy. Finally, we both agreed that simplicity may be the best for the both of us. This is a simple cowl that I was able to make in just a few days. It's long enough to wrap loosely around twice and several times if you needed to bundle up!  The pattern that is almost wave-like and the yarn color reminds me of the water. For a better picture of the yarn: http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Imagination_Hand_Painted_Sock_Yarn__D5420173.html
Color-way is Looking Glass

Project Picture:





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 28, 2012 05:44:21 PM
@wifeofbath...another wondrous pair of slippers...what pattern are you using?  Anything HP is always welcome; I put it under the category of House Unity.  And I always seem to be embracing imperfection. ;D  And I'm excited about your Potions assignment!

@clumsy_momma..your cowl is lovely (I'm going to heart it on Ravelry if & when it pops up 8))


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on May 28, 2012 08:43:15 PM
My momma is finally joining craftster as an active member, because I've recommended her to this thread. We'll have a new Gryff joining us soon. :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: rossie on May 28, 2012 09:27:17 PM
My completed assignment for the Riding the Knight Bus Challenge!





Blend into the purple with a delicious summer treat.  Dip a waffle cone in melted chocolate, then in sprinkles.  Let set.  Roll balls of vanilla ice cream in purple jelly crystals before squashing into the cone.  Serve at once!  The magic dessert turns your tongue purple first, and if you've charmed it right, the rest of you should follow - a perfectly purple disguise to sneak around the Knight Bus and gather intelligence for the Ministry...



 



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on May 29, 2012 08:21:07 AM
rossie I love the ice cream!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on May 29, 2012 08:44:33 AM
Mmmm that ice cream looks yummy!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 29, 2012 01:35:59 PM
My momma is finally joining craftster as an active member, because I've recommended her to this thread. We'll have a new Gryff joining us soon. :)
YAY!

@rossie, mmmmm.....that looks delicious purplicious

~*UPDATED Completed Assignments & Challenges Page*~
let me know if you see something amiss



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on May 29, 2012 03:11:55 PM
Class: Muggle Studies, although it could be for reducio too, but I started it for Muggle Studies
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Cornucopia
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409272.0
Brief Description: Muggles have been crowding the cinemas at all hours to see the new movie about teenagers fighting to the death (eep!).  I had to see what it was about and decided to take a piece with me to study it further, an easy spell later it fits in my pocket!
Project Picture:
All of the various little treasures

All the treasures stacked inside the cornucopia


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 29, 2012 03:34:53 PM
@patty_o_furniture, These Muggles tales are so fascinating, but I have yet to see the Muggle movie though.  Your piece is just fab and a perfect project for Muggle Studies!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: indigo_roses on May 29, 2012 03:41:16 PM
patty_o_furniture, I love how your reducio charm kept the items in such pristine condition!  :) I looked at that moving picture as well and found it quite interesting!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on May 29, 2012 04:08:19 PM
That cornucopia project is just FANTASTIC!! Oh man, I'm super jealous. That's just awesome!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on May 30, 2012 05:57:28 AM
Oh man, this thread is moving so fast! I tried to make a list of the project I haven't commented on, and gave up when it were more than ten and still going... I'm sorry... but I enjoy looking at all those projects so much!
I have a question about the Reducio contest - does taking part in the OTHPT count or do we make a different tiny thing for it?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on May 30, 2012 06:31:32 AM
Class (or House Pride Item): Astronomy
House: Gryffindor
Project Name:The lightning struck tower hoop
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409298.0
Brief Description:  I wanted to continue to work on my embroidery/felt applique. I decided to pull from the chapter art of the lightning stuck tower from chap 27 of the half-blood prince.  I used a blue fabric and added water colors to the fabric to give it a night sky look.  I also painted some green behind the dark mark and then stitched over top of it so it would glow a bit.  I like it and am happy to add it to my wall of hoops.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 30, 2012 07:35:47 AM
@chughes, I just love all your crafts!  I love your hoopla and will be pinning it shortly!


I have a question about the Reducio contest - does taking part in the OTHPT count or do we make a different tiny thing for it?
The item you make for the OTHPT counts for the Reducio Challenge.

If you are making a OTHPT, then after your partner receives (we don't want any spoiler alerts) post pics in here to get your badge. ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on May 30, 2012 07:47:12 AM
Chughes, wow that astronomy tower/dark mark hoop is just full of awesome. I love it so much. Someday I intend to stitch all my favorite HP chapter art, and some of the covers, and now I want to do this one too. I love how you used paint on the fabric also. I'm going to be pinning this and probably making my own version someday!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: amc- on May 30, 2012 08:46:38 AM
I thought I`d get caught up on my comments on all the amazing projects. You all make me seem like a slacker.

@TheBrokenButterfly  The Charmander hat is absolutely fab and I really love that scarf. My husband would love an Avengers hoopla like the one you made.

@chughes225 I also have the spider hoopla pinned. You did a great job copying it. The Fibonacci scarf is also great. That My Little Hippogriff is honestly amazing beyond belief. Your hair looks super fab and the Whomping Willow pendant is super cool. Your owls and hedgehog are adorable. I really love your Astronomy Tower hoopla.

@pottermouth That Blast-Ended Skrewt is great but the Luna is possibly the best project on here. Iím a big fan of your reversible cat/mouse. Super wicked slugs. Your little My Weasley is adorable and your Tarot card ATC is so well done.

@yofi That food looks delicious. Iím very impressed by your bath salt memory charms. Thatís something I never would of thought of doing.

@butterflyangel Those are really nice Motherís Day cards. So is the scarf. I never seem to finish my projects when I mean to either. The Avengers cake pops are sweet but my fave are the minions.

@aliss Those are darling little spiders.

@rossie The altered book spider is beautiful and the nargle is adorable. Your water cuff has some great detail work. Your pensieve notebook is a really smart idea. The ice cream looks super delicious.

@raynebeauxx Super cute pygmy puff. The dream catcher is nice as well.

@pinkleo I love love love the Raven Hoopla. It has now been pinned. Your Beach Walk Charm Bracelet is super cute as well.

@FiberAlchemist Your solar system necklace is great and your rain hoopla is absolutely great.

@WhistleFish I LOVE that pygmy puff so much.

@teag That is possibly the cutest little dragons Iíve ever seen. The potion bottle is really cool as well. The necklace is really well done too. The egg to dragon turned out great. ďLeonardoĒ is also very cute.

@skatergirl1007 The eclipse magnet is very nice. And a tshirt bag is a smart idea for transfiguration.

@Mloopy I like your tshirt. I had actually had a very similar idea myself.

@Noxika Your Walking Dead zombie is super amazing. Iím currently working on a sock monkey zombie that I am sure will be nothing in comparison to yours.

@SiakelA Making your own beer?! Super cool.

@wifeofbath I like those slippers.

@clumsy_momma Wow that table cover is insanely good. Wish I could make something like that.

@Ruby Copperhead I didnít even know you could make syrup our of Elder Blossom. Wicked cool.

@tiamatfire That is a great idea. My baby girl is 3 months and sheís a mix between one or two sides depending on how hungry she is.  I think Iíll need to make myself one as well. And that sun hat is super adorable. I think I may need to make Miss Lily one of those too.

@ZombieLili Your spider bookmark is very cute but those fuzzy creatures from the lake.

@Sinead.B Your Byzantine Knot Bracelet is jaw dropping. So beautiful. I really love your water drop necklace as well.

@patty_o_furniture That spider is super cute and I really like that bow. I think Iíll need to make myself the sorcererís stone bookmark. I really like your Hunger Games project.

@flower Your patchwork pillow is great.

@Mloopy Toothless! Oh gosh I love that movie.

@WhistleFush Peggy is a very adorable Pegasus.

@Solitaire I especially LOVE your paper quill.

@AugustBell That cat is so cute.

@wifeofbath The mistake isnít that noticeable. What is noticeable? These slippers rock.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on May 30, 2012 01:59:26 PM
Class (or House Pride Item): Reducio Challenge
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Fairy Cookies
Brief Description:  Already having done small polyclay goods for my other project I decided to do something different, miniature cookies.  Made peanut butter blossoms but used miniature chocolate chips and tinsy bits of dough.  I hadn't left them out too long when my garden fairies found them!
Project Picture


For sizing!  Miniature chocolate chip, regular chocolate chip, and Hershey's kiss


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: seeuudee on May 30, 2012 02:37:24 PM
All of the projects are so amazing. Loving the teeny cookies - so cute!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 30, 2012 02:38:13 PM
Congratulations patty_o_furniture!

You are the first to earn the Reducio Badge.....



To claim your badge, just right click on the image 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.  (Badges are also located on the first page, third post, under the Daily Prophet.)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: rossie on May 30, 2012 04:06:14 PM
Class (or House Pride Item): Astronomy
Project Name:The lightning struck tower hoop


Beautiful!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on May 30, 2012 05:06:01 PM
Haha! Loving that badge!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: indigo_roses on May 30, 2012 06:43:58 PM
Loooove the tower hoop! Those teeny pb blossoms are adorable, too!

Love the badge! I've been wanting some HP legos for a long time!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 30, 2012 07:24:56 PM
Love the badge! I've been wanting some HP legos for a long time!

Haha! Loving that badge!

I couldn't resist; I do adore Lego HP. ;D



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on May 30, 2012 10:06:10 PM
Class (or House Pride Item): Arithmancy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: 1, 1, 2, 3
Brief Description:  Found this shirt saying online when looking for ideas, and thought it was hilarious.  Had to be for my math geek husband. This will be his, but I'll model (eep!).  Freezer stencil, the most detailed I've ever done.  I've been cutting the stencil out bit by bit over the last three days, finally just decided to finish it today.  Hubs loves it.
Project Picture


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: rossie on May 30, 2012 10:22:53 PM
That shirt cracks me up :)  You did a great job on the stencil, I don't think I could handle such fine lines!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Nyxika on May 31, 2012 01:49:18 AM
I've gotta say, I am amazed by all the ..well, amazing crafting being done by everyone.  :D :D

I need to do something for Reducto ecause that badge is adorable! I must earn it!  ;) :D



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on May 31, 2012 06:24:17 AM
I need to do something for Reducto ecause that badge is adorable! I must earn it!  ;) :D



Me too, me too!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on May 31, 2012 07:21:15 AM
*MUST earn Reducio Badge* Utterly adorable!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on May 31, 2012 10:57:03 AM
I hit the thrift store today and found the perfect thing for Divination. I cant wait to get started.  ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 31, 2012 12:31:42 PM
@patty_o_furniture: I think I need that shirt!  Fantastic job!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: yofi on May 31, 2012 12:41:45 PM
I've been working hard on my class assignments, but I did have time to finish off some extra-curricular challenges this week!

Class (or House Pride Item): Knight Bus Challenge
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Lavender scarf/stole
Brief Description: This is a great concealer; stretched thin and wrapped around your neck, it simply warms your neck.  Streched wide and thrown over your head and shoulders, it helps you blend into the background.



And to help me in my info-gathering.....

Class (or House Pride Item): Knight Bus Challenge
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Carrying pouch for Image Capturing Device
Brief Description: After watching the Muggles mania for photographs, I've taken to carrying around my own Image Capturing Device all the time.  But I needed a carrying case to protect it from everything else in my bag.  (Honestly, I don't know what I did before I discovered the undetectable expansion charm for by rucksack!)



I've been eavesdropping on some of the Parselmouth kids from Slytherin, and trying it out myself.  But I think I need to practice more before I try it on anybody larger than this little guy....




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 31, 2012 12:50:41 PM
@yofi, your stole is so gorgeous that it is almost sad that it is such a great concealer.  And word to the witch, what would I do without that undetectable extension charm...saved my life really.  Good luck with your Muggle picture-taking (never understand how they get everything so still) and with your lessons in Parselmouth (such perfect little snake to talk to).


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: seeuudee on May 31, 2012 12:58:00 PM

I couldn't resist; I do adore Lego HP. ;D


I do not dare to add up how much I have spent on HP lego - it would be scary. Just need a nice big glass fronted cabinet to display it all in!

Loving the t-shirt! And the little snake is so adorable.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: seeuudee on May 31, 2012 01:32:10 PM
I finally have a project to share!

Class (or House Pride Item): Transfiguration
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Paper Bag Journal
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409378.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409378.0)
Brief Description: I started with a pile of paper carrier bags that all the shops seem to be using now (and I cannot bear to throw away!) and made them into a journal. The cover was made with a cereal box and leftover wrapping paper.
Project Picture:
Cover -


Some of the inside pages -


I think I may use this one to record all the fun from the HP Craftalongs! A crafting journal dedicated to HP crafting!  ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: yofi on May 31, 2012 01:52:49 PM
Love it!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 31, 2012 02:18:28 PM
@seeuudee, love!  (I love it anytime something gets reused instead of tossed.)  And what a perfect journal for your HPC!  (I may steal this idea 8))


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: FiberAlchemist on May 31, 2012 02:39:32 PM
Wow @yofi, I love that scarf.  I wish I had the patience to do lace but I just don't. 

I have a few things in the works here but kinks were thrown into the works when my sewing machine decided to go wonky.  I tried Repairo but it wasn't working.  It hopefully will be back from the professionals soon.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on May 31, 2012 06:25:18 PM
Class: DADA
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Carnie Hoop
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I have an irrational fear of carnies. And embroidery. So I combined them both in hopes of conquering my anxiety. I used startattookid's original art from deviantart (thanks) and attempted to embroider it. Added some permanent ink here and there and presto! A DADA assignment completed. Carnies still give me the willies. Maybe it's their small hands.
Project Picture:
                     


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 31, 2012 06:36:02 PM
@pottermouth, :o Wow!  What an amazing piece!  Make sure you post that in the Needlework Board (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=356.0); I'm sure it will get tons of love!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: wifeofbath on May 31, 2012 06:36:42 PM
Class: Transfiguration
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: A Probably-Not-Approved-by-Professor-McGonagall Post

Brief Description & Project Pictures: I transfigured two old tops.

An old blue tee-shirt with a stain became a new pair of simple underpants in Ravenclaw blue. Probably the only interesting thing about them is that there's no elastic in the crotch. I've taken to sometimes leaving leg elastic out of the crotch area, as it not only saves elastic, but feels kind of light and airy.


A secondhand knit shirt in an unflattering shade of red that I was given became underpants with a subtle message for the only person who ever sees my underpants in RL.

Sadly that picture makes me think of an old Groucho Marx bit where he speaks to Margaret Dumont of his vision of them in their little dream home: "I can see you bending over the stove--but I can't see the stove." :-[


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on May 31, 2012 06:49:30 PM
@wifeofbath: "light and airy" ...that sounds delight ;)  ...and Carpe Gluteum would be too much of an invitation to my hubby :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on May 31, 2012 07:13:59 PM

Class : Divination
House:  Gryffindor
Project Name: Hogwarts Tea set
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409402.0
Brief Description: I decided do do a divination tea set with tea leaves that have to do with good and bad omens. The tea pot has a painting of Hogwarts that I have always loved.  I used glass enamel paint to paint on them and set them in the oven and plan on putting a clear coat for durability. On one side of the lid it says Hogwarts on the other side it says Harry Potter.  Since I already made a mug set with the logos of each house on it https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=371959.msg4376351#msg4376351 I thought a more simple design of the names of each house and the handles in the house colors would be nice. Now inside each cup is a tea leaves in good and bad omen shapes. Gryffindor has a grim-death, Ravenclaw has a skull-danger in your path, Hufflepuff has acorns-windfall , and Sytherin has a sun-great happiness. There are more pics on the project page
Project Picture:



I can't wait to have a HP party and serve tea with it. ;)
 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on May 31, 2012 07:45:10 PM
That tea set is AHHH-MAZING!!! The detail in the teapot is so great. I love it. And I would kill for one of those coffee mugs. Mine broke the other day at work :(  This set is just incredible!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: spikefan on May 31, 2012 07:58:17 PM
Wow, everything is so awesome! I have been wanting to join in on the craftalong but haven't been feeling well lately. I finally had a good day a couple of days ago so I decided to make something for myself that also fits with one of the challenges.

Class (or House Pride Item): Follow the Spiders challenge
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Beaded Spider
Project Page Link:
Brief Description:  I was inspired by aliis's wire spider and decided to make the one from a tutorial I had pinned a while back. I didn't have the right stuff to make it though so I ended up using this tutorial instead. http://www.instructables.com/id/Beaded-Spider-Tutorial/?ALLSTEPS
Project Picture:




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: seeuudee on May 31, 2012 10:29:37 PM
Love the tea set - can I come for tea?

The spider is so cute!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on June 01, 2012 04:17:38 AM
Can I have the tea set its soooo cool!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on June 01, 2012 06:58:26 AM
That beaded spider is VERY cute! Never thought I'd say that about a spider.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 01, 2012 07:02:17 AM
@spikefan, love the spider, great with the red beads.  Feel Better Soon! :-*

@chughes, :o my lord woman... swoons ....I am now coveting that teapot!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: teag on June 01, 2012 08:59:43 AM
chughes225 I am looking for the owl carrying my invitation for tea, I hope he has not been delayed - I really need a closer look at that tea set, oh yes and I do want to visit and catch up on all your news


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on June 01, 2012 03:40:26 PM
wow, impressive!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: indigo_roses on June 01, 2012 06:31:08 PM
Accio teaset! Oh darn, it's warded against summoning. Guess I'll have to hunt her down and steal it the muggle way, because it's absolutely amazing!  ;)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on June 01, 2012 06:45:31 PM
You guys are making me blush :D Thank you for the wonderful comments. Ive always wanted to paint hogwarts but never took the time.  Thats what I love about this craftalong its so easy to make the time when I want to share it with other Harry Potter fans. And the classes and challenges make you stretch your imagination and come up with things you've never thought of before. 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 01, 2012 06:46:19 PM
Accio teaset!
:D  8)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Solitaire on June 01, 2012 07:28:40 PM
Class (or House Pride Item):  Reducio Challenge
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Help, I shrunk my Golden Snitch!
Project Page Link:
Brief Description:  So, I was outside practicing my quidditch skills, when I spotted the golden snitch. Before I could grab it for the win, I heard a small pop and saw a flash of purple sparks. The snitch was nowhere to be seen! Suddenly, a small insect was buzzing at my ear. When I reached up to brush it away, I realized I'd captured the snitch!! But, it was TINY! I landed and saw my youngest daughter trying not to look guilty. She was hiding my wand behind her back. She apologized over and over for shrinking the snitch! Well, I decided to turn my tiny little snitch into a necklace. That way, I could keep it with me forever!


Project Picture:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on June 01, 2012 07:39:06 PM
I love the snitch and cute story too


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 02, 2012 07:33:30 AM
@Solitaire, your daughter's wandplay during your quidditch practice, turned into one fab necklace.  Fantastic job! ;D  Just love the bead & wings used.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Solitaire on June 02, 2012 08:34:35 AM
Thank you Pinkleo and chughes225. When I saw these at the bead store, I just KNEW what they were supposed to become.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: NathanielM93 on June 02, 2012 10:05:28 AM
Class (or House Pride Item): Potions
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Believe in your dreams
Project Page Link: it doesn't have one
Brief Description: I needed something to help me remember to believe in my dreams and so I made a portret of the most fantasy-rich witch ever in hogwarts: Luna Lovegood
Project Picture:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 02, 2012 10:44:35 AM
@Natasjadreams, great potions project...I just adore anything Luna!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on June 02, 2012 12:20:39 PM
I can't wait to have a HP party and serve tea with it. ;)
 

Can I come? ;D

Solitaire's tiny snitch is beautiful and Natasjadream's Luna art is great! Like Prof. pinkleo I enjoy ATL (all things Luna), and this is very cute.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on June 02, 2012 08:57:42 PM
Haven't been on in a few days, but I'm loving the teapot, snitch and Luna! I can't wait to see what people post next. :)

My care of magical creature's project is taking a lot out of me! Ogiers are hard to find, and harder to keep pinned down to study. I've got my notes pretty well finished, and now it's just a matter of piecing it all together, if you know what I mean!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: amc- on June 03, 2012 09:12:19 AM

Class: Muggle Studies
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Grrrrrr the Zombie
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: Grrrrr was my first sock monkey and was actually made at my friends request. Walking Dead is one of his favourite televisions shows currently and therefore a zombie seemed perfect. Weirdest part was while making this is when the ďzombieĒ attacks were happening in Florida.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: amc- on June 03, 2012 09:17:00 AM

Class: Reducio Challenge
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Sorting Hat
Brief Description: I am currently making a Harry Potter sock monkey that is quite small because Iím using my baby daughters socks to make it. Heís not quite small enough to qualify for this challenge but the sorting hat sitting on his head is.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Ant Bee on June 03, 2012 07:34:49 PM
I've finally finished my first project- transfiguration!  It's a ball of yarn to a knitted handbag, unfortunately my camera phone lies and says it has emailed me the pics but really it just shrugs and wanders off.  As soon as I can post pics I will and then I'll feel official.

These projects are amazing, thanks for sharing them all!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on June 03, 2012 07:40:19 PM
Class: Astronomy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Slightly sad first doodle stitching.
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I've always admired doodle stitching and have always wanted to try it. I have also been wanting to embroider the phrase "I love you to the moon and back" for my son's room. Well today I just got out my thread and needle and went to it...and it was a bit of a "FAIL"...Ha! I very much enjoy patterns. I'm a "planner" and I like to have things perfectly outlined before getting started so this was a real challenge. I'm not very happy with the way it turned out because it's just so wonky and the composition makes me want to cry, but I'm glad I did it. Now I know it's just not my thing. The wording is much more visible in person...I swear...





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Ant Bee on June 03, 2012 07:56:04 PM
AugustBell- Don't cry!
I understand what you mean though, the bag I just finished was my first attempt at such a thing and I def feel it is not "gift worthy" but still a success because I followed it through to completion.

I think the hoop looks cute and kinda folksy.

Congrats on trying something new and seeing it from start to finish!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 03, 2012 08:20:39 PM
@amc-: zombies & sock monkeys....loves collide, though I think a zombie sock monkey would get put outside my room when I'm sleeping (something about scary dolls....or worse, talking dolls!!!....that will not let me sleep; never has, never will).  And what an adorable, tiny Sorting Hat!

@Ant Bee: I can't wait to see your assignment.

@AugustBell: No tears!  I truly think it looks fab (wonky goodness & handmade glory!), but I completely understand.  I too love my patterns (and I am a harsh critic on my crafted items). :-*


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on June 04, 2012 06:10:34 AM
AugustBell- Don't cry!
I understand what you mean though, the bag I just finished was my first attempt at such a thing and I def feel it is not "gift worthy" but still a success because I followed it through to completion.

I think the hoop looks cute and kinda folksy.

Congrats on trying something new and seeing it from start to finish!

You are so sweet, thank you!

@AugustBell: No tears!  I truly think it looks fab (wonky goodness & handmade glory!), but I completely understand.  I too love my patterns (and I am a harsh critic on my crafted items). :-*

Handmade glory...I love that! haha, thanks :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: seeuudee on June 04, 2012 08:08:11 AM
Class/Challenge: Riding the Knight Bus
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Place marker recording device
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: Whenever I travel anywhere, I always carry a book, just in case! And with a book comes a bookmark, right? If that bookmark happened to fall from said book whilst travelling, say on a bus, who would suspect that little bookmark of being anything other than it appears. Well this one opens up to reveal a hidden recording device within it, with the microphone being hidden in the decorative tassel!
Project Picture:

The front and back are decorated from my box of purple paper scraps - I keep all small offcuts to use in inchie making!

The inside is painted in metallic paints, so has a real sheen, but I could not get it to translate into the photo! The edge was painted as a separate piece and the little screws in each corner were embossed before being glued down.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Solitaire on June 04, 2012 08:51:51 AM
I am truly loving all the HP crafts!
  I simply adore AugustBell's hoop! I have a love for all things handmade and wonky :) So please don't cry! Your embroidery is fab, I'd proudly hang it on my wall.
  Epic Zombie Sock Monkey and tiny sorting hat, Amc!
  Can't wait to see pics of your bag Ant Bee, maybe they will show up today. I know that I sent pics to my email addy once, and it took 2 days for them to show up. Check your spam folder too. They could be hiding.
  Seeuudee, love the bookmark, how clever to hide the recording device inside! No one will suspect a thing.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on June 04, 2012 10:18:22 AM
I do hope your recording device picks up some useful information. Is it capable of transmitting the sound to another location or will you have to go back to retrieve the sound?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on June 04, 2012 11:22:01 AM
  I simply adore AugustBell's hoop! I have a love for all things handmade and wonky :) So please don't cry! Your embroidery is fab, I'd proudly hang it on my wall.
 

Oh my goodness, you are making me very happy :) So sweet

I love that purple bookmark *ahem* recording device, I mean. The inside is my favorite part. It's like a little surprise in there!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: seeuudee on June 04, 2012 01:33:08 PM
I do hope your recording device picks up some useful information. Is it capable of transmitting the sound to another location or will you have to go back to retrieve the sound?

Once the recording device is full it returns itself to me, having placed a "return to owner" charm on it before placing dropping the bookmark. If I need it returned before it is full, well, I have been practicing my accio spell - 75% success rate is not too bad, right?  ::) 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 04, 2012 03:26:23 PM
@seeuudee, fab bookmark, love seeing the inner working 8)  Will surely catch snips of what is happening on the Knight Bus....be vigilant, be safe....casting protection spells upon your "bookmark" 8)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 04, 2012 03:38:08 PM
~*Are you ready to serve Detention with Snape?*~


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: indigo_roses on June 04, 2012 06:19:06 PM
~*Are you ready to serve Detention with Snape?*~
Hmmm, is he going to give me detention like scrubbing cauldrons, or "detention" where he lectures in that chocolate-y voice of his? Cauldrons, no. Otherwise, sure!  :P


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on June 04, 2012 07:55:21 PM
Yes, I'm also interested in what this detention includes...


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on June 04, 2012 07:57:57 PM
*gulp*


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Youfoundmeagain on June 04, 2012 10:11:42 PM
You guys....... I'm kind of seriously heart broken.  So, I was dying my hair violet for the Knight bus dealio, remember?  Well, I did.  And it's AWFUL.  I've been dying my hair for most of my life and I just don't understand it.  I mixed the violet hair dye with toner because I wanted to go pastel, over the SUPER light pastel pink I had.  So, I bleached my roots to white and soap capped the rest and then I dyed my hair.  When I rinsed it the water ran COMPLETELY clear.  Well.... It isn't what I was expecting at ALL.  My roots are almost indigo and the length is as well but there is still a lot of pastel pink and in between that is dusty blue/black.  My hair completely soaked up all of the color and it came out SO dark.  SO dark.  I'm mortified.  And I'm afraid to wash it because it looks like it's threatening to fade to gray very soon.  I was going for PASTEL violet.  I'm super bummed.  I really didn't want dark hair.  I still have bleach and developer and tomorrow I'm going to pick up some hair dye to try to repair the damage.  Any ideas on exactly how I could repair said damage?  xoxo

P.s.
I'm going to post this in a more relevant place as well, I just wanted you guys to know that I DID try.  Fail xThe color of my hair.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: FiberAlchemist on June 05, 2012 09:05:24 AM
@youfoundmeagain - I'm sorry about your hair  :'(  I've had my share of color mishaps too.  I don't really have any great suggestions (my hair is dark enough that when things go wonky I can color over it dark brown) other than to see if a salon might be able to strip the blue/violet out if the bleach doesn't work.

On another note, to try to avoid detention I thought I would post a couple of projects I completed but have been too lazy to take pictures of.

Class: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Chubs the Fat Dragon
Brief Description: Chubs (I'm sure he has a proper dragon name that he has not revealed yet) is a dragon of the frosty type.  I found him in my back garden one warm day looking quite uncomfortable.  When I approached him he did not flee and was quite friendly.  He followed me back inside where he's been causing some mischief, mostly chilling my tea when I'm not looking and leaving the freezer door open.
Project Picture: Here he his in my sewing room chillin' on a quilt I'm trying to finish.

He was made using a pattern by DIYFluffies

Class: Arithmancy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Golden Rectangle Mugrug
Brief Description: I pieced together this mugrug using red scraps creating a golden rectangle based off of the Fibonacci sequence.  Being monochromatic the photo doesn't show each of the smaller rectangles well.  :'( 
Project Picture:




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 05, 2012 10:43:05 AM
@Youfoundmeagain, I'm so sorry!  I've had a bad hair experience this year (color mishap AND horrible, horrible cut :P), which I'm still recovering from.  I wish I had some advice for you, but sadly I don't.  I wish you tons of luck!!!! :-*

@FiberAlchemist: Chubs is adorable, and you Arithmancy is very clever.  (just so you know, I'm coveting your mug!)

Detention coming soon!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: seeuudee on June 05, 2012 11:15:26 AM
FiberAlchemist - I love Chubs - I have this pattern waiting to be made up, so Chubs may have an online friend soon.  :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on June 05, 2012 04:16:57 PM
Class: Divination
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Rainbow Sensory Bin
Brief Description: I chose a rainbow for my omen. Who doesn't love a rainbow? They are so pretty and there's always gold at the end of them! I decided to do a sensory bin for my 20-month-old (today!) son. He loves sensory bins and he's had a dried oatmeal and dinosaur one for a while and I thought it was time for a change.  I dyed six pounds of pasta in six different colors. Dying the pasta was messier than I anticipated and took longer too. I also had to redo three pounds :/ I made a felt cloud plushie and of course added a pot of gold!



Little cloud guy:



Action shot of my little man playing:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 05, 2012 06:26:26 PM
@AugustBell: Adorable!  And such a fantastic sensory tub!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: PhoenixWolf on June 05, 2012 08:36:53 PM
Made two assignments today - Charms and CMC, was so nice having a day to craft. For charms I made a bookmark for a friend with an ocean theme and for CMC I made a Monster Book of Monsters. Pics to come tommorrow when it's not so late.

August Bell - That Sensory Bin is the cutest thing!
FiberAlchemist - Chubs is adorable and the mug rug is neat.
Youfoundmeagain - Hope things go okay in fixing your hair.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: seeuudee on June 05, 2012 10:38:31 PM
The sensory bin is great, but I love the little cloud guy - he is so cute.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: rossie on June 06, 2012 01:51:39 AM
Class: Herbology
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Going for a wander.

So I'm taking a mixed media portrait class, and this is my first proper piece.  On Pottermore I was given a dogwood wand.  I had no idea what dogwood was, as it doesn't grow in this part of Australia, but turns out it's rather pretty.  I decided to incorporate a dogwood tree into the painting...two birds, one stone, etc.  Pardon the weird shadows; it's night time and I'm under fluorescent lights.  Also, the drippy bits looked great until I put the bird in so that might get a re-do.  We'll see.  Effort.





 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on June 06, 2012 04:49:17 AM
rossie that is a very pretty painting and I slightly hate you cus I can't draw or paint that well. :P


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on June 06, 2012 06:25:28 AM
@AugustBell: Adorable!  And such a fantastic sensory tub!

The sensory bin is great, but I love the little cloud guy - he is so cute.

Thanks, both! He got so mad when it was time to put it up and eat dinner last night...he threw himself a little tantrum on the kitchen floor  ::) I know what we're playing with tonight!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on June 06, 2012 06:26:50 AM
Oh and rossie, that painting is so pretty! I've always envied people that can paint like that. It's so pretty, and I love dogwood trees. We have a ton around here!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on June 06, 2012 06:34:55 AM
FiberAlchemist- Chubs is too cute- he looks like he needs a doughnut.
rossie- if that is your first proper piece I can't wait to see more. Beautiful!

Trying to speed sew something so I'm not stuck in detention with Snape. what did I just say?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 06, 2012 07:12:22 AM
@rossie: Your piece is amazing!  I love it to pieces!

Dang, I just want to own everyone's crafty goodness!
Accio All The Projects!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 06, 2012 07:27:03 AM
~* New Challenge*~
~* Detention with Snape *~




Get ready to help chop slugs, scrub cauldrons, and clean lab tables!  But beware - failure to abide by Detention rules may result in the Professor using the Levicorpus spell on you!


Welcome to Detention, the place to bring all your WIPs.  Finish a WIP (aka Work in Progress) to earn your badge. 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 gallery.  So come on in, grab a comfy chair and a nice cup of tea, and get crafting.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on June 06, 2012 07:51:25 AM
Hmmm which half finished craft should I chose?! Decisions, decisions.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 06, 2012 08:16:00 AM
Hmmm which half finished craft should I chose?! Decisions, decisions.
:D I too have too many to admit to!  Which is why I'll be in Detention forever! ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Ant Bee on June 06, 2012 08:37:18 AM
WiP Dention= Best.Plan.Ever.
So many things... and justification for taking time to get them done!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: WhistleFish on June 06, 2012 08:50:50 AM
@Rossie - That painting is so gooood! I'm officially jealous.

As for detention, I've got a couple projects right now that have landed me here. :/ I'm gonna try to finish one tonight.

((Off topic (kind of?), but I had to share, forgive me:  I ran across this yesterday: http://sewhooked.com/2011/10/02/harry-potter-a-love-story (http://sewhooked.com/2011/10/02/harry-potter-a-love-story). It's a super super awesome HP quilt.  Some of you may have ran into it on the internet at some point seeming as we're all HP fans. I'm seriously contemplating making this. I really may need this on our wall. There's a link to the project on the bottom and it breaks down all the squares to make it manageable. Goal is to get one  square done a week. Can't decide if I'm ready to commit. Also will have to learn how to paper piece. Haha.))


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: seeuudee on June 06, 2012 11:57:31 AM
Rossie, your painting is just gorgeous.

I have the perfect project for my detention! Hoping to have some time to craft this weekend.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: butterflyangel on June 06, 2012 02:14:45 PM
I'm ready for detention !!  ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: PhoenixWolf on June 06, 2012 03:04:34 PM
So the past two days I've been crafting most of the day, it's been pretty fun, and it's nice to see the results. Anyways, an asisgnment (also have Charms done and a Reducio project started, pics to come later.:

Class (or House Pride Item): Care of Magical Creatures
House: (if desired): Ravenclaw
Project Name: A Not-So-Scary Monster Book of Monsters
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=386618.msg4573315#msg4573315 (Page also has a few older HP related crafts)
Brief Description: One cannot study CMC without the proper materials. A friend of mine was lucky enough to find this slightly gentler Monster Book of Monsters so I could better study more advanced subjects in the field.
Project Picture:





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on June 06, 2012 03:18:11 PM
Class: Charms
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Quidditch Practice Mini Cooler
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: This was a speed-sewn project, done in less than an hour. A layer of batting was sandwiched between the fabric for insulation and I added my favorite Ravenclaw badge for easy identification  ;D.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: rossie on June 06, 2012 04:34:56 PM

Project Name: Quidditch Practice Mini Cooler


GAH!  WANT!  Also, very much love that you used the Ravenclaw badge for crafty goodness :) 


Thanks for the nice comments about the painting, guys!  Paint and I usually don't get along.  I've been practicing a lot, so here's hoping this success wasn't just a fluke.  The mixed media thing would be great for a portrait of Luna Lovegood, don't you think?  Maybe I should try that next.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: tiamatfire on June 06, 2012 04:54:59 PM
I ADORE the detention idea!  I have so many WIPs sitting around....

I have a couple more projects to share:

Class: Charms
House: Gryffindor
Project: Duckie onesie

I decided to make family-specific onesies for my and my daughter's first visit out to see her maternal great-grandparents, and visit with my and my husband's family!   When I was looking for designs to embroider, I found this cute little duckie and realised it would work for the water-themed Charms class (although this duckie is away from her pond at the moment).

I used advice I found online about stitching on knits, and stabilized with freezer paper, but the stitches are a bit loose now.  Any suggestions for the future on helping things stay more stable and tighten the stitches without warping the fabric?



The others will be posted in the kid's clothing thread once I finish the uncle one!


Class: Transfiguration
Project name: Puffskein cupcakes

Although this could also work with Care of Magical Creatures, as you can see the picture below I have a nearly-complete pygmy puff for that!  

I made cupcakes a week ago, and decided to tint the icing with yellow. Well, when they turned out this great custard colour I was reminded of the description of puffskeins in Fantastic Beasts...so I tossed on some chocolate chip eyes, waved my wand, and they turned into puffskeins!  Thankfully they seem to play nicely with their pygmy puff cousins.  I'd have added some liquorice tongues but I have celiac and liquorice has wheat flour in it  :'(




I have two more projects to post that are 99% done (including the pygmy puff in the picture), and another that's about 75%.  I also have things ready to make a couple challenge pieces and another class project :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Youfoundmeagain on June 06, 2012 04:56:53 PM

Class: Transfiguration
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Failed violet Knight Bus hair into something less suck
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409605.0
Brief Description: This was supposed to be for the knight bus challenge but it failed miserably so I switched it up and now it's less fail.  More info if you click the project page link.
Project Picture: 

Before:






After:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on June 06, 2012 06:03:28 PM
@Dolphinwind10 - I love that silly monster book!

@pottermouth - That water bottle cooler is very nice. And I've also got my eye on your Knight Bus Lego!

@tiamatfire -That embroidery is just precious!!!

@Youfoundmeagain - Your hair is so awesome. I love that electric blue. I used to have hot purple hair, but now that I have a "grown up" job I have to have a natural occurring hair color :(


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on June 06, 2012 07:38:23 PM
So pretty! I love your hair!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Youfoundmeagain on June 06, 2012 08:09:38 PM
Thank you, you guys!  :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: tiamatfire on June 06, 2012 08:23:50 PM
So many more great projects are getting posted!  That mini-cooler is great...I'm tempted to make one to keep bottles cold while we're out!  The pump we bought came with a little cooler to to keep a bottle, the pump, and a cap and nipple in but it's pretty big if all I need to bring along is the bottle itself :D  I'm just wondering if it needs to have the special thermal batting with a silver backing or if quilt batting will do.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on June 06, 2012 09:19:11 PM
Class: Magical Creatures
House: Hufflepuff
Project Page:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409717.0
Project Name: Mermaid stamp
Brief Description: My latest obsession has been stamp carving.  Here is my newest.  Most detailed I've done yet and wow I love how it turned out.  I guess I never got over my little mermaid obsession from when I was young, lol.  I think this mermaid is more a siren then the selkies.  Now to figure out a hundred things to stamp her on.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: WhistleFish on June 06, 2012 09:20:31 PM
Class: Transfiguration
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Crochet Pencil Can Covers
Project Page Link: None
Brief Description: I transformed old soup cans into pretty little pencil/office supply holders. Bit of craft paint, varnish, and a random crochet hooky happiness.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: rossie on June 07, 2012 02:43:52 AM
The crochet is great, I particularly like the one on the left.  Gorgeous colours. 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 07, 2012 06:14:28 AM
@dolphinwind10: How lucky you were to find a gentler Monster Book of Monsters!  The clerk cried when I asked for my book (I felt sorry for him until I realized I was the one that was going to have to carry that book to class everyday).  Luckily, I have become good friends with my Monster Book of Monsters (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=383062.msg4556311#msg4556311). ;D

@pottermouth: fab bottle cozy!  I absolutely love that you added your Ravenclaw pride to it!

@tiamatfire: adorable onesie!!  & mmmmm.. Puffskein cupcakes

@Youfoundmeagain: Wondrous Transformation!  I love the blue!

@patty_o_furniture: Gorgeous Mermaid Stamp!  The detail is fantastic!  I shall covet it!

@WhistleFish: YAY Crochet! (my hooker heart has a soft spot for anything crochet!)  Love, love, love your can transformation!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on June 07, 2012 06:32:30 AM
Patty_o_furniture: That mermaid stamp is just gorgeous! You are really talented!

Whistlefish: Those cans are just the cutest thing!! I love that you added some yarnie love to them. Brilliant idea. I love them both, but those circles are my favorite.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: JuliG47 on June 07, 2012 08:21:46 AM
Hi!  I am SiakelA's mom.  This is my first Craftalong and I am very excited. SiakelA and I have been working with a Magical Creature...  More to come with photos :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on June 07, 2012 09:52:10 AM
Class: Detention with Snape!
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Watercolour Luna
Project Page Link:This Awesome Tute (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=301135.0)
Brief Description: Found this in my WIP; Misc. Drawings, Paintings, etc. pile and decided to knock it out. But I'd still like to have detention with Snape...
Project Picture: As I found it, stacked in a pile.
                     
                     The fun part:
                     
                     Finished Project:
                     
                   


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on June 07, 2012 10:01:10 AM
patty_o: your stamps are perfect! :o   
Youfoundmeagain: great job on your transformation, you made McGonagall proud.
tiamatfire: please show me how to embroider stuff.

The threat of Detention put sparks in our wands, eh?
And welcome JuliG47!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on June 07, 2012 10:26:25 AM
pottermouth I love the watercolor


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: butterflyangel on June 07, 2012 12:49:49 PM
@chughes225-you make the most AMAZING things I swear. I am soo in love with you tea set !

@FiberAlchemist-aww chubs is so cute !

@tiamatfire-your embroidered ducky is adorable

@patty_o_furniture-I love the detailing in your mermaid stamp wow


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 07, 2012 01:07:22 PM
Congratulations pottermouth!

You are the first to earn the Detention with Snape Badge.....



To claim your badge, just right click  on the image 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.  (Badges are also located on the first page, third post, under the Daily Prophet.)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on June 07, 2012 02:19:45 PM
Class: Detention with Snape!
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bug Spray
Project Page Link:Tutorial- http://frugallysustainable.com/2012/03/handmade-natural-bug-repellent-spray-a-recipe/
Brief Description: Bought all the essential oils and stuff probably two months ago, and it's not like it would take a lot of time to make, I just never did it.  Detention with Snape was a good reminder to finish it!
Project Picture:
Just a link because all of craftster probably doesn't care to see a dumb spray bottle with the label "Bug Spray"  LOL   http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n250/secretsmilesshop/photo-8.jpg


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 07, 2012 02:40:22 PM
@patty_o_furniture: I will have to look into getting these ingredients.  It is already so buggy!  :-* for the link!  :::pinned:::


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on June 07, 2012 04:56:06 PM
Ok, now that I have wireless back, I can start sharing lol

Class: Spiders
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Creepy made good
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I dislike spiders, but their webs make the perfect dream catchers. I carefully gathered one in my magic hoop, and used it for Madison's dream catcher, the only problem is.... now I dont know where the spider has gone!!



as you can see, the bits of spidey's lunch turned into pretty beads, much better  ;D

Class: Knight Bus
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Warm winter beanie
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: Madison offered to go in for me to check out what was going on. She's a lot less noticeable that I am, being she's a Pullip lol. Her unicorn Sparkle was also a great help, turns out that unicorns have a lot more magic that we give them credit for! Plus, having a purple horn, turns out Sparkle would be spotted either  ;)



Class: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Unicorn Mug
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I need a mug that is totally me for my muggle job break times. This is what I came up with




Sparkle is horrified by the unicorn (where's it's neck?) but the ceramic pen is baked on, and the mug usually stays at work  :P so will have to get over it lol




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: flower on June 07, 2012 07:14:49 PM
It's been a busy week in this wizard home!  I spent a couple hours in detention finishing my transfiguration homework.  Then I took my little wizards and my baby witch to Diagon Alley for some shopping and a birthday celebration.


Class: Transfiguration
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Patchwork pillows
Brief Description: I bought several quilt top pieces off of ebay and had to find something to do with them!  I posted a patchwork pillow a few pages back and finally got around to making five more.  I know it's a lot, but I bought several Christmas throw pillows at a yard sale and wanted to use them year round.  
Project Picture: I forgot to take a pic  I will post one tomorrow.

Class: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Pygmy Puff bracelets
Brief Description: I found a jewelry stall and just had to have these bracelets made of Pygmy Puff fur!
Project Picture:


Class: Herbology
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Wands
Brief Description: My boys are heading to Hogwarts in the fall, so we stopped at Ollivander's to get them each a wand.  Made of the finest ash trees, paper mache, and spray paint money can buy.  :)
Project Picture:



Class: Muggle Studies
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Dancing With the Stars skirt
Brief Description: We stopped by Madam Malkin's to pick up a new skirt for my baby witch's birthday.  We found this cute, flouncy little thing that looks very much like a skirt from the muggle show Dancing With the Stars.  It is actually a pair of bloomers with several rows of ruffles attached.
Project Picture:




Class: House Unity
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Chocolate Ice Cream Cake
Brief Description: We ended our trip with a chocolate ice cream cake from Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream shop, complete with a birthday candle for the little one.  We chose chocolate, just in case we met up with a dementor.
Project Picture:






Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: rossie on June 07, 2012 07:18:46 PM
Class (or House Pride Item):  House Pride
House: Slytherin
Project Name: House Pride PJs

Brief Description: I watched Tom Felton in an interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9AmvQ6c5TM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9AmvQ6c5TM)) where he talked about Potter innuendo... it's a good laugh, and the inspiration for my new pyjamas.  



Freezer paper stencil and fabric printing ink.  Font is 'HarryP'.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on June 07, 2012 07:19:21 PM
Yay, my mom finally showed up. ;)

I am going to serve detention working on an afghan. I'll post a current picture of it soon. Likely I'll been in detention for at least a month... but I sure do have to finish it! It was a wedding gift for a friend that got married a month ago... (whoops)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: flower on June 07, 2012 07:35:25 PM
I love the unicorn coffee mug and the Slytherin p.j.'s made me giggle.  The dream catcher is also very nice.  Dream catchers are on my sons' summer to-make list. 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: paaaaydon on June 07, 2012 07:40:21 PM
Class (or House Pride Item):  House Pride
House: Slytherin
Project Name: House Pride PJs

Brief Description: I watched Tom Felton in an interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9AmvQ6c5TM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9AmvQ6c5TM)) where he talked about Potter innuendo... it's a good laugh, and the inspiration for my new pyjamas.  



Freezer paper stencil and fabric printing ink.  Font is 'HarryP'.


This is awesome! I loved that interview (: Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: BirdBones on June 07, 2012 09:14:31 PM
Thee hee, rossie, that T-shirt is making me giggle. I love it.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on June 08, 2012 04:23:21 AM
Class : Detention with Snape
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Zombie Marilyn
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I've had this painting half way done for about a year.  It was for a personal swap that had to be cancelled do to personal events of my partner.  So Ive kept it waiting just in case.  When this challenge came up I thought it was a perfect time to finish it.  I dont have any experience with painting zombies so I dont really know if I made her zombie enough. Also there is always the worry it doesnt look like her enough. I am so out of my comfort zone right now. Im might not be done yet paintings are one of those things I keep seeing things I want to change. ;)
Project Picture:
before

After



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: AugustBell on June 08, 2012 06:29:21 AM
@chughes: The zombie is fantastic!!! You shouldn't feel out of your comfort zone at all, because she looks great. Seriously, I wish I had those skills. I love it!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: butterflyangel on June 08, 2012 06:44:26 AM
Wow  chughes  :o your zombie painting is fantastic !! I wish I could paint like that


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 08, 2012 06:56:21 AM
I am going to serve detention working on an afghan. I'll post a current picture of it soon. Likely I'll been in detention for at least a month... but I sure do have to finish it!
I serving Detention with an afghan too!  I have all the crocheting done and some of the squares joined, but I am the worse at getting those squares together!  (possible 2 afghans will be in Detention...and yes, it's for square joining too)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: aliis on June 08, 2012 08:46:48 AM
Ooo those Slytherin PJ's are awesome!

Here's my house pride for Ravenclaw:

Project Name: Ravenclaw maille necklace
Project Page Link: Maille jewellery in Hogwarts house colours (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409762.0)
Brief Description: Various maille weaves combining different house colours. I made Ravenclaw JPL5 neclace for myself, Slytherin JPL tiepin for my hun and Gryffindor Byzantine bracelet for lil' sis. All tutorials were found in Maille Artisans International League (http://www.mailleartisans.org/)'s webpage.
Project Picture:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 08, 2012 10:30:29 AM
@aliis: dear goodness, that is amazing!  I do so adore chainmaille.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on June 08, 2012 03:25:21 PM
Holey George Weasley, chughes! So awesome! The chainmaille is fantastic aliis...pretty!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pottermouth on June 08, 2012 03:37:31 PM
Class: Reducio
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Wee Rucksack
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: In order to prepare for the upcoming school year I decided to make things a little easier by shrinking my rucksack and all of it's contents. Had another book but the Monster Book made quick work of it.
                 
and with the very furry Monster Book of Monsters:
                 
and a last for size reference:
                 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on June 08, 2012 04:31:27 PM
I love the mini rucksack.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on June 08, 2012 05:09:32 PM
that is super adorable!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 08, 2012 07:29:46 PM
@pottermouth: that is so adorable!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: SiakelA on June 08, 2012 07:50:47 PM
I am going to serve detention working on an afghan. I'll post a current picture of it soon. Likely I'll been in detention for at least a month... but I sure do have to finish it!
I serving Detention with an afghan too!  I have all the crocheting done and some of the squares joined, but I am the worse at getting those squares together!  (possible 2 afghans will be in Detention...and yes, it's for square joining too)
I join as I go and it helps a lot! I also do a trick with weaving in the ends. I weave the starting end in as I start the piece, and the other end is used to join. :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: clumsy_momma on June 09, 2012 05:32:49 AM
I may be in detention for a LOOOONG time when it comes to WIPs...I've had the Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang in limbo for a while and only pick it up here and there...not to mention the blanket that I started for my daughter's B-Day.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 09, 2012 06:55:35 AM
I may be in detention for a LOOOONG time when it comes to WIPs...I've had the Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang in limbo for a while and only pick it up here and there...not to mention the blanket that I started for my daughter's B-Day.
See, this is why we need Detention! :D  Of course you just have to choose 1 WIP....I have too many WIPs to admit to!!!!   It seems mostly crocheted projects (this is probably because I'm a yarn hoarder collector).  And let me say, I LOVE that Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang!!!  I have a couple of sock-crazy projects going, hexipuffs & mini socks.....Yup, I'll be in Detention forever with you! 8)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Icekibby on June 09, 2012 11:46:18 AM
Here is my submission for the Knight Bus Challenge!
Class: Knight Bus Challenge
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Purple Gypsy Wrist Cuff
Project Page Link: none
Brief Description: I hand-stitched this cuff from purple silk, with red crushed velvet on the back. The profusion of lace, bead embroidery, and red disc dangles confuse the eye so that the viewer forgets they ever saw it. Each disc is a recording device that uses muggle technology. The cuff responds even to a far distant accio charm in order to retrieve it. It can also be used while being worn, and is great for recording the goings-on at parties and festivals.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 09, 2012 11:52:55 AM
Gorgeous Cuff Icekibby!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: Icekibby on June 09, 2012 11:55:42 AM
Class: Astronomy
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Full Moon ATCs (Moon Bathing & Full Moon Owl)
Project Page Link: none
Brief Description: These first two cards were drawn from life on the grounds at Hogwarts. The first fellow I caught lounging about in the forest where I was... on an official errand for Hagrid. No, really, I was. Anyhow, the owl was waiting about for a letter to carry home so I drew him while I had the chance.

NSFW!!!   The third card shows bare boobies, just to warn anyone who might be sensitive about that, or who may be viewing from a muggle workplace!

Class: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Mermaid
Project Page Link: none
Brief Description: I came across this siren lounging on the beach by the lake. She insisted that nothing was wrong, but I'm not sure that I believe her.





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: pinkleo on June 09, 2012 12:23:18 PM
These ATCs are amazing! 

How have I not started collecting ATCs?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: teag on June 09, 2012 04:15:22 PM
These ATCs are amazing! 

How have I not started collecting ATCs?

does that mean a Harry potter atc swap in the future


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: jillybeans on June 09, 2012 05:28:32 PM
Ooo yay ATCs!  I love 'em!!!  I totally made some ATCs today, and totally not for the Ongoing ATC Swap, which is so totally weird!  

Speaking of collecting ATCs, I have collected an entire Harry Potter alphabet via the Ongoing ATC Swap.  I should totally work on getting them all together and displayed how I want for some detention time with Snape!

Today, during detention, I got a project that was long overdue done.

Class: Detention w/ Snape
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Cat Cross Stitch
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409835.0
Brief Description:  I started this cross stitch for my Mom for mother's day in January.  But then I had to put it down for a while to make a teesha moore harry potter bag for my SIL.  After that I picked it up and I actually got it all stitched up days before Mothers Day, and even got the frame but then I just ran out of time to get it all put together.  So, its been sitting on my table for weeks and weeks now, just waiting.  And today, I finally got it put together!  FINALLY!!!  Apparently I need a good spell to find me better motivation.

Before:



After:  



It feels so good to finally get this done!

Class: Transfiguration
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Postage Stamp ATCs
Project Page link: coming soon
Brief Description:  So since I'm a crazy pack rat, I've been saving all the postage stamps from all the envelopes I receive during my many many many MANY months of ATC swapping.  Yeah, that's a lot of postage stamps.  Muggles don't have the luxury of sending their mail via owls and must pay to send their letters off.  They put on little squares that signify that they have paid for postage.  Weird right?  Well postage stamps are like little works of art in themselves, since they are all so different!  So in an attempt to destash, I made some ATCs!  I transfigured old postage stamps into tiny works of art!  Weee!!!



And yes, I will be sending these little babies off to new homes via the Ongoing ATC Swap (shameless plug from the organizer, lol!) when I find a theme that fits 'em.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: ScrappySue on June 09, 2012 05:42:23 PM
so beautiful!
S


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 10, 2012 07:31:16 AM
@jillybeans: Love the cross stitch!  And YAY more ATCs! ;D  I love how you saved & reused the stamps!  Oh, I have noticed your ATC swap; one day I may just dare to join.  (psst...your project link for the ATCs is actually for the X-stitch project)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: aliis on June 10, 2012 10:28:36 AM
Thanks all! ;D

@Pottermouth: Holy schmoly! That backpack is AWESOME!

I should also serve some detention with Snape... Though I have so many WIPs I might never get out...


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: tiamatfire on June 10, 2012 12:54:39 PM
Moar projects! :)

Class: Care of Magical Creatures
Name: Violetta the Pygmy Puff

This is the 3rd or 4th pygmy puff I've made, and I just love doing it!  It's a strand of a sparkly purple fun fur with a strand of pink Patons "Allure" which is both fuzzy and furry.  I always give my pygmy puffs outlandish names (the last one, for a swap, was named Ethelberta) because I think it's cute to have a name longer than the puff is big!  This is a baby puff so her eyes are still closed (confession: I want my little girl to be able to play safely so I'm not putting eyes on until she's bigger)

Here she is snuggling with the baby - probably getting ready to snake her long tongue out and eat bogies!




Class: Muggle Studies
Name: Super Mario Brothers Super Uncle Super Onesie!

My husband and my brother-in-law are huge gamers, and that includes watching an old cartoon show known as "The Super Mario Brothers Super Show".  When I was making the family onesies (see my Potions project) I knew I needed to make the uncle onesie retro game themed, and here we go!  I did freezer paper stencilling and used a fabric marker for the outlines.




Class: DADA
Name: Let's Go Fly a Kite (aka: Applique is not scary!)

I've never made an applique quilt or other sewing project before, excepting using felt because I'm terrified of the fabric ravelling on me.  I'd picked up this pattern and the fabric last summer when we were on vacation in Victoria - the day I found out I was pregnant, so it's a perfect adornment for the nursery.  It's all machine worked except for the seed bead kite tails.




Class: Divination
Name: Morrigan

This is a birthday shawl for my mother-in-law.  She has a cat named Morrigan, and the Morrigan can be seen as both a good and bad omen, as she/they was/were believed to affect the outcome of war.  The dark colours of the yarn reminded me of crows, which is one of the forms they were believed to take.  Sorry about the cruddy picture, it's pouring rain and storming here!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 10, 2012 03:46:05 PM
Holy Moly tiamatfire!  What an explosion of wondrous projects!  The puff pic is beyond precious!  Love the onesie.  Way to go on conquering your fear.  And :o that shawl is amazing!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *twist trial*
Post by: chughes225 on June 10, 2012 05:06:21 PM
Ooo yay ATCs!  I love 'em!!!  I totally made some ATCs today, and totally not for the Ongoing ATC Swap, which is so totally weird!  

Speaking of collecting ATCs, I have collected an entire Harry Potter alphabet via the Ongoing ATC Swap.  I should totally work on getting them all together and displayed how I want for some detention time with Snape!

I have never made ATC's before but they sound very interesting and I would love to see a HP alphabet! Your cross stitch is very nice I don't have the patience for that size of a cross stitch and I love the little penguin atc.

tiamatfire that shawl is beautiful



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: tiamatfire on June 10, 2012 09:34:05 PM
Thanks guys!  My crafting time comes in spurts (mostly when hubby is home and has some daddy-daughter time :)).  I have one more quick one to toss up.

Class: Reucio challenge
Name: Aubergine Hooter decoration

Baby girl and I were watching the magical birds in our front garden, when we spotted a rare Aubergine Hooter!  She got so excited she bumped my wand, and in a huge puff of smoke (I hope the muggle neighbours didn't notice) I noticed her sleeper had turned purple and suddenly had a tiny felt badge of an Aubergine Hooter!




I love it so much I've already cut out the felt to make a whale and a fish ;)  So many sleepers and onesies, so little time!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 11, 2012 06:28:17 AM
@tiamatfire: All your projects are going to end up with ADORABLE tags....oh by the way, ADORABLE!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: AugustBell on June 11, 2012 08:08:42 AM
@tiamatfire - Stop posting pictures of your ridiculously cute baby!! You're giving me baby fever!!!! I love that owl patch so much. Adorable.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: tiamatfire on June 11, 2012 09:55:51 AM
Lol, thanks guys!  I swear, half the reason I was so excited it was a girl was all the extra CRAFTY GOODNESS opportunities.  Not that you can't craft for boys, but there's so many more sparkly, lacey, shiny embellishments that are awesome for girls :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: jillybeans on June 11, 2012 01:01:36 PM
Omg, tiamatfire!  Look at her!  She is adorable!  And I looooove that onsie you made her!  Omg!  I agree with AugustBell, you are giving me baby fever!

Class : Muggle Studies
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Star Wars Achievement Badge Zippy
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409892.0
Brief Description: My husband is quite fond of very nerdy muggle movies, especially Star Wars.  (I'm sure "The Force" is just the wingardium leviosa spell.  ^_^)  To celebrate that, I have been working on making him Star Wars Achievement Badges and affixing them to a zip-up sweatshirt for him to wear on those days when he doesn't need to wear his wizard robes.  I have many more badges in the works for him, but I didn't want him to have to wait forever for the zippy, so I just stitched on what I had done.

Project Picture:





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 11, 2012 01:25:58 PM
Oh My Goodness jillybeans....LOVE!!!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: AllyCatAria on June 11, 2012 01:44:56 PM
Oh wow! I totally love the Star Wars badges.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Solitaire on June 11, 2012 04:27:11 PM
I'm loving all the projects so far!! the pigmy puff, onesies, mini backpack, and the zippy .. My 13 yo son just looked at me and went "I WANT THAT MOM!"  (yes, he yelled it LOL)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: tattooedcupcake on June 11, 2012 05:30:03 PM
Hello fellow students!

My owl Sebastian isn't the brightest owl in the parliament (yes that is what you call a group of owls!) and he managed to make a wrong turn when he was delivering my Hogwarts letter to me......but I am here now and I am hoping I will be allowed to start attending Hogwarts.... I promise I ill use all of my spare time to catch up on my classes and I will be a very studious young wizard.

The Sorting Hat allowed me to be sorted.....and it turns out I am in Hufflepuff. I also stopped off it Diagon Alley and I have all of my supplies (but I may need to go on a trip back there as I am sure to have forgotten something, so if any one wants to join me for a Butterbeer you are more than welcome).


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: chughes225 on June 11, 2012 06:34:36 PM
Class : Muggle studies
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Bazinga kidle case
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409849.msg4839492#msg4839492
Brief Description: While doing the e-gadget cover swap my partner has a love for many tv shows and I picked the Big Bang Theory to theme one of the covers I made.  I used the Bazinga ball episode when Sheldon is in the ball pit and keeps popping up saying bazinga.  One of my fave episodes too.  So I made the cover red with balls all around the word. I put a bunch of physics equations on the inside to finish it off.  The case props itself up sideways since she uses hers to watch movies.
Project Picture:




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 11, 2012 06:36:04 PM
Hello fellow students!

My owl Sebastian isn't the brightest owl in the parliament (yes that is what you call a group of owls!) and he managed to make a wrong turn when he was delivering my Hogwarts letter to me......but I am here now and I am hoping I will be allowed to start attending Hogwarts.... I promise I ill use all of my spare time to catch up on my classes and I will be a very studious young wizard.

The Sorting Hat allowed me to be sorted.....and it turns out I am in Hufflepuff. I also stopped off it Diagon Alley and I have all of my supplies (but I may need to go on a trip back there as I am sure to have forgotten something, so if any one wants to join me for a Butterbeer you are more than welcome).

:::Sebastian swoops in and drops a parchment by the headmistresses as she sips her nettle wine....pinkleo replies....:::

Dear tattooedcupcake,

Welcome to Hogwarts!  I am thrilled that Sebastian has found his way, and I know all the summer students will be ecstatic that you are joining in our craftalong.  As a Hufflepuff, feel free to grab a free Hufflepuff House Robe (aka avatar) at Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions, located first page, third post.  And if you have any questions, do not hesitate in sending an owl (either through a PM aka Personal Message to me or posting in this thread, our students are very helpful).  I can't wait to see your skills in crafty magic.  Wishing you the very best!

Sincerely,
Professor pinkleo

P.S. I would happy to indulge in a mug of butterbeer anytime you are in the area.

:::pinkleo sends Hamlet on his way and goes off to search for some dragon milk cheese and crackers to along with her nettle wine:::
 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: AugustBell on June 12, 2012 06:23:43 AM
Oh, how I'm loving these nerdy crafts!! Those Star War badges are SO COOL! What a great, fun idea. I bet your husband just loves them.

@ chughes:  That Kindle case...!!!!!! I LOVE SHELDON! I love how to put formulas on the inside. Very cool. I got a Kindle for Mother's Day and I really am wanting to craft a case for myself. I love the layout of yours. It's just great!

Hi and welcome tattooedcupcake!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on June 12, 2012 09:26:47 AM
Spent a bit and made some avi robes:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=534158) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=534162) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=534159) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=534164) 

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=534157) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=534161) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=534160) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=534163)

On another note, so funny...
I overheard my 8 year old talking to my 6 year old.  She said, "Did you know Harry Potter changed my life?  Yeah, without it I would have went on with my normal life."  -- I was trying not to laugh so hard.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 12, 2012 10:41:04 AM
OH I LOVE THESE ROBES! 
:-* patty_o_furniture! 
Madam Malkin shall be adding them to her shop ASAP!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: PhoenixWolf on June 12, 2012 04:43:24 PM
Class: Charms
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Trefoil Academy House Pride
Project Page Link:  None yet
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, techniques used, and any fun tips): I wanted to make something to help one of my friends at Trefoil Academy (the traveling summer wizarding school we attend) express a little house and Academy pride, so I cast a few charms to transform various pieces of colorful paper into a pretty bookmark for her to enjoy
Project Picture:
Side One (I kept the aguamenti charm most in mind on this side. It has pieces of glittery scrapbook paper, stickers, and the name and motto of her house at Trefoil - Waverider; Creativity Can Solve Almost Any Problem


Side Two: I drew from the Academy color (Purple), the motto (Adapt, Improvise, Overcome, Mischief Managed), and various things to represent her personality and interest, as well as Trefoil Academy's unofficial mascot-Sanity (the duck sticker)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 13, 2012 08:11:24 AM
Class: Potions
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Remember Who You Are Charm Bracelet
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409986.0
Brief Description: One of the only pieces of jewelry I've ever made myself!  A charm bracelet in a mix of antiqued gold, silver and copper, that spells out my first name and middle initial.  The idea is to help me remember my maternal great grandmother and paternal grandmother, who I am named for.


(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=534314) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=534315) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=534316)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 13, 2012 08:15:02 AM
Challenge: Follow the Spiders
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Spider Earrings
Brief Description: A fun little set of earrings in memory of Hagrid's favorite scary friend, Aragog.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 13, 2012 08:23:44 AM
Class: House Unity
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Elder Wand Pendants in House Colors!
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382528.msg4840456#msg4840456


(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=534318) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=534322) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=534319) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=534321)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: jillybeans on June 13, 2012 09:04:44 AM
jennie, I adore all of your jewelry!  You make the most awesome charm bracelets EVAR!  Also, I'm so in love with those wand necklaces!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: AugustBell on June 13, 2012 09:48:36 AM
@jennieingram -  I absolutely adore all of your jewelry! I've been eyeing those wand necklaces for a good while on your Etsy. I just love them!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 13, 2012 10:14:07 AM
Aww, thanks ladies!  I've actually got to admit, that I've been avoiding this craftalong, because I didn't want to get wrapped up in it, when I've got so much other crafting to do for swaps, Christmas presents & my shop.  But I just couldn't resist any longer and caved in last night!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: chughes225 on June 13, 2012 10:50:54 AM
All the jewelery is gorgeous as always Jennie great job!


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Post by: patty_o_furniture on June 13, 2012 11:02:06 AM
Loving that bracelet!  Always love all your bracelets!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 13, 2012 01:59:44 PM
Aww, thanks ladies!  I've actually got to admit, that I've been avoiding this craftalong, because I didn't want to get wrapped up in it, when I've got so much other crafting to do for swaps, Christmas presents & my shop.  But I just couldn't resist any longer and caved in last night!
Welcome to Hogwarts jennie!  And YAY!!!  I knew you were avoiding because of fear being swept up into the awesomeness ;), but I also knew it was only a matter of time... MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

I tried to keep this craftalong flexible enough so it is more of an inspiration & motivation to get crafting...with a HP flair of course!

Off to add your completed assignments to the list! ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Shannin on June 13, 2012 02:36:01 PM
I finally got around to finishing my yarn! I spun up the wool but kept putting off plying & the add-ins!

Class (or House Pride Item): Astronomy
House: Gryffindor (I got sorted on Pottermore lol)
Project Name: astronomy art yarn
Brief Description: 88 yards of polwarth wool plied with glow-in-the-dark thread. add-ins are various yarns (eyelash, ribbon, etc), sequins, stars, etc.
Project Picture:

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanninbanana/7184594713/)
astronomy - art yarn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanninbanana/7184594713/) by shannin banana (http://www.flickr.com/people/shanninbanana/), on Flickr

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanninbanana/7369830250/)
astronomy - art yarn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanninbanana/7369830250/) by shannin banana (http://www.flickr.com/people/shanninbanana/), on Flickr


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: PhoenixWolf on June 13, 2012 02:48:12 PM
jennieingram: That bracelet is awesome, cool that you made something special for yourself. And the wand pendants are cool and the spider earrings creepily cute.
Shannin: Wow, that yarn is so pretty, didn't know such a thing as art yarn existed, it's awesome.

Also, Pinkleo, would you mind adding my charms assignment? The bookmark's one side's theme was water inspired...


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 13, 2012 02:58:39 PM
@ Shannin: :o that is the most gorgeous yarn!!!  :::pinned:::

Also, Pinkleo, would you mind adding my charms assignment? The bookmark's one side's theme was water inspired...
@ Criter10: Will do DONE!...to help me (and future HoHs) out in the future , make sure to fill out homework header. :) Thanks :-*


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: PhoenixWolf on June 13, 2012 03:39:45 PM
Thanks Pinkleo...and I haven't the faintest idea how/why I didn't fill out the header, is now changed, :). Also, I think I have far too many projects I want to make for this Craftalong, so many crafts, so little time.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 13, 2012 03:55:33 PM
Thanks Pinkleo...and I haven't the faintest idea how/why I didn't fill out the header, is now changed, :). Also, I think I have far too many projects I want to make for this Craftalong, so many crafts, so little time.
:-* I did see you copied the header...not filling it out is just like something I would do too!! :D  And agreed, I have so many ideas & WIPs!!!!  (Crafty Time-Turner Wanted NEEDED!)  And I really should serve Detention soon...perhaps tonight. ...I eye that afghan that needs joining in the basket by my chair....

sad little thing...


needs crafty love...


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Shannin on June 13, 2012 04:58:16 PM
Thank you! Now I need to figure out what assignment I want to do next.. and not take ages on it again, lol.

Also, I'm listed under Ravenclaw but you can remove me from there! I was hoping to get sorted into Ravenclaw but got Gryffindor and I'm okay with that, haha.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 13, 2012 05:04:07 PM
Also, I'm listed under Ravenclaw but you can remove me from there! I was hoping to get sorted into Ravenclaw but got Gryffindor and I'm okay with that, haha.
Now our Sorting Hat allows you a choice so if you decide to be Ravenclaw just say the word.  (Houses will matter more for the Fall Semester because of points....for now it is just under construction and to help me sort of see how many peeps there will be. 8))


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 13, 2012 05:41:50 PM
;D Congratulations chughes225 & jillybeans on being chosen for the June 13, 2012 Featured Projects (https://www.craftster.org/blog/june-13-2012-featured-projects/)!

8) And belated congratulations to chughes225 & FiberAlchemist on being chosen for the May 23, 2012 Featured Projects (https://www.craftster.org/blog/may-23-2012-featured-projects/)!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: rossie on June 14, 2012 01:22:26 AM
Everyone is making such great stuff!  Love that yarn, shannin.  I've finished my Detention project tonight (yeay!) but the light stinks so I have to wait until I can get decent pics to post. 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: AugustBell on June 14, 2012 06:27:47 AM
I've been thoroughly engrossed in my OTHPT project, so as soon as that's done I'll be more devoted to my classwork. I've started on my DADA project. It's quite large, so I imagine it will take a few weeks. I've got a couple of ideas in my head for my transfiguration project, and I'm procrastinating about serving my detention with Snape. Imagine that!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Ant Bee on June 14, 2012 02:19:54 PM
(whispers while Snape's back is turned) Expecto Patronum!
::Brown bear patronus lopes off to inform friends that I am still in detention but working steadily and thankfully a friendly house elf has been sneaking me snacks.::


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mloopy on June 14, 2012 03:49:48 PM

Class : Detention with Snape
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Monster Portaits
Project Page Link:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410070.msg4841427 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410070.msg4841427)
Brief Description: "family portraits" of myself and my boys for my art wall.  This project has been waiting and waiting for me to get up the courage to actually put paint onto canvas.  The canvas has been mocking me for maybe 6 months now, but I kept worrying about messing things up.  But now that they are done I love them.

Nothing better than detention to get a person motivated.  ;D

Project Pictures:




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: indigo_roses on June 14, 2012 04:13:59 PM
Cute monster portraits!

I've finally finished my first project (for the Knight Bus Challenge), but I can't post it yet. It's going to go be sneaky and someone will be unknowingly taking it onto the Bus.  ;)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on June 14, 2012 04:21:00 PM
I feel bad I have done a few things but not for my classes.  :/ I did do a couple of things yesterday that I need to take pictures of and post. Ugh I have been so busy doing nothing since school was finished.  ;)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 14, 2012 04:45:16 PM
@Mloopy: fantastic monsters! ;D

@indigo_roses: sneaky....so sneaky 8)

@skatergirl: don't feel bad!  I've only done a few projects myself.  Just have fun!!!!!  (doing nothing after school lets out is just what the doctor orders....you need to unwind!)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: rossie on June 14, 2012 05:09:01 PM
Class: Detention with Snape
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Gigantic Squishy Sprocket Pillow
Project Page Link:https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410073.msg4841471#msg4841471 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410073.msg4841471#msg4841471)
Brief Description: Saw one in a shop a loooong time ago, wanted very much, and have been meaning to make one for at least a year now.  All done!  Finally!  Nothing like Professor Snape glares to motivate you :D
Project Picture:





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on June 14, 2012 05:32:01 PM
Class: DADA
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Killer Mothra Necklace
Project Page Link:
Brief Description:  So, some people are afraid of spiders or snakes, some other random weird people are afriad of tiny moths LOL.  Yes, that's me.  I can't stand the flappy things, and I felt sick to my stomach to even look up pics on the internet about them!  You can laugh, I do too, but once one comes around I freak.  I screamed in a restaurant once because one was flapping in the window.  Hubs made the waiter get it before I would embarrass him. *sigh*  Anyway, made from shrinky and made into a semi pretty choker type necklace.  I meant to make it differently, but after I got it printed out staring at the thing made me forget until it was too late, LOL  ...Now anyone want it?  Get it out of here.


Class: Divination
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Black Cat Earrings
Project Page Link:
Brief Description:  Black Cats, dun dun dun...  Will make fun Halloween earrings, but knowing me I'll wear them anytime.  Shrinky cats and green and yellow bead dangles.  Very small and dainty earrings just like I like!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 14, 2012 05:48:27 PM
@rossi, love the sprocket pillow!

@patty_o_furniture, I'm sorry for your fear of moths luv!  When I was in high school I wrote a story about moths that got published in one of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books.  (This was many years ago.)  It was a story my aunt told my little brother when he was afraid to go to sleep with moths around. :)  Maybe it would make you feel better.  I have no idea why, but several people seem to have posted it online.  Here's a link to one of them: Colorful Shades of Grey (http://curriculum.leeschools.net/Subject%20Areas/Character%20Education/Character%20Development/Tolerance/Colorful%20Shades%20of%20Gray.pdf)  (And no, it has nothing to do with the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomena.  ;))


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: tiamatfire on June 14, 2012 06:16:23 PM
Such great jewellery showing up here, wow!  And congratulations to the people who had the featured projects too.

I have two more little pieces that unintentionally fit into our themes, so I thought I'd pop them in!  I still need to serve detention, do arithmancy, and herbology though.

Class: Muggle Studies
Project: TARDIS onesie

When I saw this perfectly navy onesie, I just knew it was perfect for a TARDIS!  I used freezer-paper stencils and was even wearing my own TARDIS shirt while making it.




Class: Charms
Project: Fishy dreams

Just another boring sleeper spruced up with some felt appliques.  I need to make a squirrel one, but I don't have a good, simple outline to follow!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: FiberAlchemist on June 14, 2012 06:18:18 PM
@patty_o_furniture you are my phobia soulmate!!  Ever since I was little I have been afraid of moths and butterflies and you are the only other person to share this fear.  One evening I left my bedroom window open (with no screen) and the light on, when I came back later and the whole room was filled with moths.  I screamed and ran away and made my husband kill them all and remove their little winged bodies before I would go to bed.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 14, 2012 06:41:49 PM
@rossie: LOVE that squishy pillow!  I just want to squeeze it and cuddle up with it!!!

@patty_o_furniture: Well done facing your fear!  (My son to does not like moths within the house...outside okay, but once inside he shivers.)  And those black cat earrings will definitely make fun Halloween earrings.

@ tiamatfire:  love you onesie & sleeper....quick question, because curiosity is killing me, how is your Fishy Dreams encompassed in Potions?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: tiamatfire on June 14, 2012 07:59:54 PM
D'oh, not potions, charms!   :P


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: tattooedcupcake on June 14, 2012 10:41:03 PM
Loving all the crafts! Mine is nearly done!

@patty_o_furniture and FiberAlchemist- I am horrified by moths and butterflies also! Everyone laughs at me and thinks I;m odd!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 15, 2012 08:53:24 AM
D'oh, not potions, charms!   :P
:D Okay, this makes sense. ;D  (But it couldn't have been Potions....like if you were remembering a first visit to the aquarium or a pet fish that had died....see I was creating Potion stories during my bout of curiosity 8))


HPCers-NOTE FROM THE FUTURE-During the Fall Semester, you will only get house points the first time you complete a class.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: flower on June 15, 2012 11:57:15 AM
Wow!  You all have posted so many awesome projects since I was last on here!  Totally amazing.  :)  

This owl backpack is for my nature loving son's 9th birthday.  He has a special passion for owls and sometimes assists Hagrid in the owlery tower.  

Class (or House Pride Item): Care of Magical Creatures
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Owl backpack for the birthday boy
Brief Description: Two pairs of old pants, a sweater remnant, and shoulder straps chopped off an old bag = birthday present for just the cost of the thread!
Project Picture:





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on June 15, 2012 01:04:23 PM
Class (or House Pride Item): Transfigurations
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Gillyweed Jar
Brief Description: A used spice jar turned into a gillyweed container for Snape's personal supply closet!  Painted and distressed the cap, added some plastic-y leaves, green coloring and glitter, then decorated the outside with a label, feather, twine, shells and wooden beads.  Love it!
Project Picture:


Before: http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n250/secretsmilesshop/photo-13.jpg
Snape's previous supplies:  http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n250/secretsmilesshop/IMG_5123.jpg


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: clumsy_momma on June 15, 2012 05:01:30 PM
I loath moths as well...It's mostly because of all of the animal fiber that is in my house, but that is besides the point. You gals aren't alone.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: raynebeauxx on June 16, 2012 06:28:19 AM
between lack of money & lack of insperation I have been at a bit of a block.
Well yesterday I got these so I should be doing good now. I am super excited about these!











Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: butterflyangel on June 16, 2012 10:02:09 AM
Oh wow !  :o


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: WhistleFish on June 16, 2012 10:35:12 AM
I think you may have just inspired me to go order those books! (I feel like this maternity leave has been one big online shopping spree...:/ This baby better get here soon before I'm out of money.)

On another note, I am seriously slacking in my summer classes here. I have a project in mind for tomorrow. We shall see! Hope everyone's well!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: chughes225 on June 16, 2012 04:16:26 PM
Class : DADA
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Triangular pyramid tablet stand tutorial
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410141.0
Brief Description: Ok I dont have a fear of tablets or their stands but I do fear posting a tutorial.  I always fear Ive forgotten something or someone using it will do it and it will turn out wrong and blame my tutorial.  So I have never posted one before until today.  So its not the item I crafted I fear but posting the tutorial is.  I also used the last of my HP fabric so I hoped that would help it fit a little more. 
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Ant Bee on June 16, 2012 05:49:46 PM
My phone FINALLY released he pics of my finished Transfiguration project from, like, 3 weeks ago! (note to self, get a camera.) It has not, however, released the "before" pics of the yarn in ball form.  *sigh*

  
Class (or House Pride Item): Transfiguration
House: (if desired): Slytherin (via Pottermore)
Project Name: Wooden handled purse
Project Page Link: none
Brief Description: I wanted to create a pretty something for a friend for her birthday, and I saw some great plants in Prof. Sprout's greenhouse that I knew she'd love.  I transfigured the plant into a cotton fabric to line the bag that I created from a variegated yarn ball. Not the most exciting story, but I like how the purse turned out.  (It's my first one ever.)  
Project Picture:

... Hmm.. Or, I won't be able to post pics.... It appears that I need to make a few more comments before Craftster will accept pics from me (in case I'm a bot.)  I guess I'll have to wait for my badge.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Naantje on June 17, 2012 03:23:53 AM
Class : Transfiguration / Detention With Snape (Yes, I AM totally taking advantage of the fact that we can do double duty this semester!)
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Granny Square Purse
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410162.0
Brief Description:
Being a Slytherin has it's perks: you can make your overdue transfiguration homework in detention with Snape! I made the purse below for my mother, with yarn that used to be our favorite shared sweater vest. For several years, we both wore the thing. When I moved out, it stayed in my mother's closet for a while, but she was transfigured by menopause and though she didn't gain any weight, the vest made her look as if she was pregnant. Not very flattering! It moved to my closet, but I had also since been transfigured, dropping 11kg(24lbs) and the vest was too big and baggy on me. I unraveled one of the sleeves (that was scary!) and transfigured the vest into this monther's day granny square purse for my mother.

The two squares were finished really quickly, but then the project sat without a strap on my desk for a couple of weeks, while I was making more interesting stuff. Making straps is so boring! So in detention with Snape, I finally finished off and attached the strap, so I'll have a nice mother's day present to give to my mum in July when we finally see each other again (we live ~200km apart).




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: wifeofbath on June 17, 2012 07:08:56 AM
It's great seeing all the crafty activity. I nominate the cute little baby with the Aubergine Hooter badge (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408525.msg4838933#msg4838933) as the unofficial summer school mascot. :D  I also think Florean Fortescue's ice cream shop should see about buying the rights to sell Rossie's magical purple ice cream.

I'm slowly working on my Arithmancy project, myself, while trying not to think about how much time I would need to spend in detention with Snape to use up my stash. Also hoping my yarn for this project holds up and I don't have to add to the stash.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 17, 2012 09:17:42 AM
@flower: I absolutely adore that owl bag!!! ;D

@patty_o_furniture: :o Snape's Potion Cabinet is amazing!

@chughes: Way to go on conquering your fear!   LOVE THE STAND & TUTORIAL!!  Thank you for sharing! :-*

@Ant Bee: just a few more posts to go...I'm adding your project post to the completed list so just modify to add pics when you can ;D

@Naantje: Hogwarts Hookers Unite!  Love the bag!!! 8)

my reason number...it's counting how many projects we have posted in the Summer HPC...133!! :o

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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 17, 2012 01:06:01 PM
Class: Transfiguration AND Challenge: Riding the Knight Bus
House: Gryffindor
Project Names: Rustic Roasted Beet Tart AND Transfigured Cashew Ricotta

Since I planned to spend time staking out nefarious activities on the Knight Bus, I decided to create a snack to take with me.  There's nothing worse than rumbly tumblies when you're trying to be inconspicuous!  What kinds of foods are naturally purple though?  The answer is of course, fresh summer beets!


Short back story: In the last year I've finally figured out that I'm lactose-intolerant.  (After years of thinking I had problems with tomatoes, or spices, or was getting food poisoning too often!)  This was honestly heartbreaking for me, as I really, REALLY, love cheese in all it's many and varied forms.  Since I've cut out dairy though, I've felt a million times better, and haven't been sick once!  But... I've also been having a lot of trouble with finding dairy-free recipes that work well for parties and crowds.  All too often party foods and appetizers are full of milk, cream or cheese.  Or if you do find a dairy-free recipe, many people get scared away if they know the item is vegan.  But I was thrilled when I ran into this  recipe on Vegenista for a Rustic Beet Tart with Cashew Ricotta Cheese (http://vegenista.com/post/24102250715/rustic-beet-tart-with-cashew-ricotta-orange-zest).  

Now I must admit that I was dubious about transfiguing cashews into cheese, but the recipe was wonderful.  The addition of the garlic and fresh herbs really transforms the dish, into something magical.  The texture is a dead ringer for ricotta, and I can't wait to try it again in a lasagna or stuffed shells.  I honestly urge anyone to give it a try, whatever your dietary needs.  The ricotta browned in the oven, and held together beautifully.  I tested it out on some carnivore/dairy-loving friends, and they all enjoyed it as much as I did.  It also includes simple, wholesome ingredients that you might even already have on hand!  But, for those of you who are not lactose intolerant, or might be afraid to try a vegan cheese substitute, you can also try this recipe on Desserts for Breakfast (http://www.dessertsforbreakfast.com/2012/01/beet-tart-with-blue-goat-cheese-and.html) for a version that includes blue cheese & goat cheese.  


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: MedusaLisa on June 17, 2012 02:40:12 PM
Class: Reducto
House:  Slytherin
Project name:  Tiny Padfoot

Last year I received a booklet for a knitted sock monkey pattern. I knitted a lot of them for work but decided to take the pattern and alter it a bit to make a wolf.   For this craftalong, I made a tiny padfoot!



The grey wolf is the first one I made altering the pattern.



Class:  Knightbus Challenge
House:  Slytherin
Project:  Invisibility cloak for Padfoot

I figured since Padfoot was small enough he might be able to figure out what is going on with the Knightbus, but just to keep him safe, I felt he need to be invisible.  So I quickly sewed up a little mesh invisibility cloak.  When closes it over his head, he is invisible!



With it closed up



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: LanaC on June 17, 2012 02:53:25 PM
Class: Transfiguration
House: Slytherin
Project link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=354411.0
Project: Dollar store doll to weeping angel.

I saw this Weeping Angel a while back and thought, I am so doing that!  But I hadn't watched any of the Doctor Who's so I rented it.  Awesome.  I had a bit of an issue with the dollar store barbie as when I cut her hair close to the pony tail holder it came undone and showed that she only had a hairline, not a full head of hair.   :o

I do apolgize that she is nekkid.  I hadnt made her dress yet. 


I also had trouble with my papier mache.  I bought some at the craft store and it just stayed lumpy so I just let it be.  LOL.  I continued to follow the instructions in the link above and then when she was dry I spray painted her with a metallic stone paint. 

Front:


Side:


Back:




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pottermouth on June 17, 2012 03:28:52 PM
Finished with OTHPT project and decided it was time to check in over here and WOW! Pages of crafty goodness going on! I gotta finish my studies and post some completed projects before I am stuck in Detention again. (Not that that would be too terrible or anything.) On a side note, glad your kiddo is better, Professor. I am sure you conjured up a quick cure and added mommy love.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: chughes225 on June 17, 2012 05:08:17 PM
Class : Reducio challenge
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Hogwarts in a bubbling cauldron pin cushion
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410203.0
natural light photos https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410017.0
Brief Description:
For the othpt3 swap I decided to make my partner jennieingram something useful and decorative.  I sculpted her a miniature Hogwarts castle and cauldron.  The castle was done in different stages.  The buildings individually and the courtyards.  After that I placed them all on the cliffs and re-baked. The hardest part was getting the cauldron right.  The limits for the swap are 4x4.  The cauldron is 3 1/2 wide and the whole thing is 4in high.  I had a hard time putting in enough definition so you look at it and know what it is with out driving myself crazy in the tiny details.  After completing and baking all the pieces I painted them and aged the cauldron. Sealed them and placed floral foam and batting covered by lime green fabric inside the cauldron.  Then took long straight pins and glued green beads and stars to the ends to look like bubbles. I love how it turned out and had a hard time letting it go, but knowing it was going to another HP fan helped ease the pain.  Plus now I can make another one knowing what I know now for myself.
project picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: WhistleFish on June 17, 2012 05:13:01 PM
Class: Detention With Snape
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Burp Cloths (not too exciting, sorry)
Project Page Link: None
Brief Description: Bought some random fabric a good month or so with the thought, "I'm gonna make some burp clothes and they're gonna be cute, and I'm really excited about making them!" In reality, the fabric sat in the bottom of my "Work in Progress" box, untouched. After a week, I was pretty much over the idea of making any sort of anything out of them, but since I'm running out of "baby free" time and I owed Snape some detention, I sat down to work on them yesterday.
As for materials: the owl material is the stuff that is plastic backed kind of, used for making cloth diaper covers and whatnot...to keep the ick from soaking through to your clothes. The cutsy camping fabric is flannel, soft for baby's face...until covered in ick.
Project Picture:
As I sat down to make this "adorable" project, I had decided that I hated it from the moment I started. I didn't want to do it and it seemed absurd to spend time making something in which it's whole purpose is to be puked on.

I made a mock-up one to see how it would turn out. Not so bad. But then, when I started to work "assembly style" it all went downhill. Each stupid step I had to do many, many times. I honestly felt like I was in detention the whole time, hating my life...but I freaking finished them! (Originally there were 9, but there was a mishap in the burp cloth making factory. Hehe.)



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Solitaire on June 17, 2012 05:50:26 PM
Class: Transfiguration
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Phoenix Tears Book Thong
Project Page Link: None
Brief Description:
 
  While in potions class, I kept losing my place whenever the classroom door would open. So, to remedy the situation, I made myself a Phoenix Tears book thong  so that I would never forget my place again! Fawkes was kind enough to share some of his tears and feathers with me, which I transfigured into these gorgeous beads. Thank you Fawkes!



Here it is in use! ( pretend the book is NOT upside down LOL )



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: SiakelA on June 17, 2012 06:08:29 PM
Class: Care of Magical Creatures
Class Partner: JuliG47 (my mom helped a LOT! and since this is summer semester I told her I would ask for her to get credit too.)
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Ogier
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410204 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410204)
Brief Description: I followed Loial across many lands in order to acquire the details I needed to make this poppet. He was very difficult to track down! I feel as though he knew someone was following him. (Clearly I should have worked on the Knightbus challenge to practice being inconspicuous!) By following him I have discovered that Ogier are very friendly to humans, but prefer to avoid one another. They enjoy reading books, but all those he had were clearly written for humans. They were far too small for him to read comfortably! He was nearly 10 feet tall, and built like a beater for the Falmouth Falcons. He did not appear to have any magical abilities granted to him aside from his size and strength.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: SiakelA on June 17, 2012 06:29:42 PM
Class: Astronomy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Flame of Tar Valon
Project Page Link: click here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=398530.msg4842972#msg4842972)
Brief Description: I stitched up a symbol of the Flame of Tar Valon and in the process brought in a sun high in the sky and a setting sun. The beams coming from the sun high in the sky are number 6 to match the Tower when it was broken. Since the Blue's had left, the color of the sun is off to remind us that we need all the colors to be whole. The setting sun has 7 beams, and is in the proper tone. The border is also made up of many tiny sun bursts.
Project Picture:

(No, you won't really get the references for this or Loial unless you've read Wheel of Time...but I'm just pleased with how they turned out!!)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: chughes225 on June 17, 2012 06:32:04 PM
What a sweet Ogier and I love the phoenix tear book thong.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: SiakelA on June 17, 2012 06:35:40 PM
I want to just say how much I love the other projects I'm sharing this page with!!!

I love that pin cushion so much! I am going to have to make something like that for myself, and my mom, and everyone else I know who sews. It is too amazing not to! Art + pin cushion is so much win right there.

Burp cloths may be boring to make, but they turned out really cute. :) I know I wouldn't have had the patience to sit through that, so you have my admiration!

The book thong is beautiful! I love that you have a big bead at the other end to balance out the wonderful waterfall of beads. The beaded thong is also a really cool way of doing that! I had some a long time ago, but they ended up fraying because the thread wasn't protected.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: SiakelA on June 17, 2012 06:36:06 PM
What a sweet Ogier

Thanks!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: PenguinSoup on June 17, 2012 07:22:47 PM
Heya! I'm sort of back after my wedding madness. I'm job hunting, cleaning up, and taking care of after wedding details but I've finished a project and am working on some more and will post soon.

What great projects have been posted since I've been gone. You guys are doing such an amazing job! It makes me even more excited about the fall semester.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: hgddm on June 17, 2012 07:23:11 PM
LOVE that book thong! I have been following this craftalong but haven't made anything yet :( I think I'm in double dungeon detention territory by now...


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Solitaire on June 17, 2012 08:48:45 PM
Thanks everyone! I've had book thongs that have shredded, so for this one, I decided to bead the length to protect the cord. And I used Beadalon stringing wire for durability.  My son is eagerly awaiting his 13th birthday, so that he can start posting the wands he's made from poly clay and branches he's found in our yard. I think I need to send him to Ollivander as an apprentice!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 18, 2012 07:44:57 AM
Oh dear goodness, what an explosion of wondrous crafty magic!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on June 18, 2012 09:19:24 AM
I have some time today so I will post a few things I have done.
Class: Potions
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bookmark
Brief Description: I made this bookmark using some gardon tape stuff that I got stuck onto some paper and painted over it.
Project Picture: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=534970)

Class: Reducio
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Small Artwork
Brief Description: I liked how the bookmark turned out so I made a 4" by 4" gardon tape thing with the same sort of colors.
Project Picture: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=534969)


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Post by: AllyCatAria on June 18, 2012 09:28:38 AM
Class (or House Pride Item): Detention with Snape
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Tile push pins for Dad
Project Page Link: Message eyechart and tile push pins for dad (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410214.msg4843079#msg4843079)

Brief Description: My first project is for Detention, go figure. I suppose it could work for Transfiguration, but I have something else planned for that. Iíve had these tiles since last Fatherís Day, so this detention was looong overdue. I found these awesome tiles in the Room of Lost Things and knew what I wanted to do with them right away. As my father is a muggle, he cannot have obviously magical items around. This project was riddikulusly easy. I simply used a sticking solution to affix the push pins to the backs of 20 tiles. I just had to wait the appropriate amount of time for the sticking solution to set (glass glue is much more effective than hot glue, even though it takes longer to cure. I have so many tiles left over; I may make him matching coasters.
The project link shows the other half of the gift I made, but that wasn't for a class.






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Post by: chughes225 on June 18, 2012 11:48:48 AM
Beautiful tiles and I loved the eye chart very cute idea.


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Post by: PhoenixWolf on June 18, 2012 04:33:47 PM
Eeek, so many awesome projects!
-Solitaire, that bookmark is awesome.
-SiakelA, that poppet is pretty cool; I'm always in awe at people who make poppets and other elaborate toys as I'm only a beggining sewer. Your needlework project is nice too.
-chughes225, that pincushion is simply epically awesome, truly.
Everyone else, well it's all neat!

As for myself, I've been busy craft wise w/ my OTHPT, which is coming along nicely, along with life stuff (one camp in progress, and a trip and a second camp to prep for...busy summer.) Therefore, I haven't had much time for other crafting. At this rate my other Reducio project (a miniature trunk for the wizarding character I've created) will have to be done in Detention with Snape, along with a Rughooking project which I learned how to do a while ago.


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Post by: AugustBell on June 19, 2012 05:04:58 PM
Love that beaded book thong! Oh and the sweet little house elf...adorable! I love his little outfit.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on June 20, 2012 09:43:56 AM

Class: Detention with Snape
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: A small wall hanging thingy
Brief Description: I started this a while ago when I saw the pattern for the Effile Tower applique.
Project Picture: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=535237) 


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Post by: AugustBell on June 20, 2012 02:18:51 PM
Class: Reducio Challenge
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: HP Jar Pincushion
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410366.0
Brief Description: This is what I made for bobbinalong in the OTHPT swap. It's 4" tall exactly. I painted Hogwarts against a night sky on one side and her favorite spell "Alohomora" on the other side. The top is crocheted in her house colors (Gryffindor). I did a wire crochet border with red and gold beads and a lion charm. Inside I put a Weasley twins matchbox with buttons and pins inside along with other mini sewing notions.

The lot:


Alohomora side:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 21, 2012 07:51:37 AM
Class: Divination
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Is that a Dark Mark pillow?  No?  Oh, good!

Hmmm... what's that on my chair?  Looks like a squashy cushion...  But, wait!  Is that the Dark Mark?  Have Death Eaters attacked my desk?  Perhaps pilfered my mug rug?  Or put a curse on my computer??? 


Oh wait, that's not the Dark Mark!  It's a skull & sewing needles!  A Good Omen to be sure, when found in the Costume Shop. 


I've been meaning to make this project for ages now.  While shopping at Rugged Warehouse (a discount clothing store like TJ Maxx), I bumped into a great Marc Ecko tee shirt, from his Cut & Sew line.  (The entire line is sewing themed!)  I would have bought one for myself and for all the kids who work in my costume shop, but sadly, they only had the one, and only a men's small which would never fit me.  Still, I had to have it, even if I didn't know what I'd do with it. 

Meanwhile I got a new-to-me, but old-and-shabby desk chair from our campus recycling office.  (I'm pretty sure it came out of a Dean's office a good 15 years ago, and has been passed around since then.)  It's quite comfy, for all it's shabbiness, but it was definitely made for someone with much longer legs.  I realized that the tee shirt would be a great pillow to put behind my back while sitting at my desk.  So yesterday, I whipped it up on my lunch break. 


I think it fits in quite well in my eclectic office.  Now I think I need to do a bit of Transfiguration to improve the look of the rest of the chair.  Perhaps covering it with a Weasley Afghan and doilies on the tattered arm rests?  And yes, that is a Gryffindor scarf made by our fearless leader, pinkleo, on the hook behind my desk!  As well as a baby Adipose and TARDIS made by lanikins, a Gryffindor pencil cup made by endymion, and a wand made by Andromeda007. Can you tell that I like to decorate my office at work in all my dorky loves???


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 21, 2012 08:16:00 AM
@skatergirl1007: one day I dream of seeing the Eiffel Tower...great way to serve detention!

@ AugustBell: love your pincushion...such a thoughtful & useful OTHPT...and your painting is superb

@jennie: Love the pillow to pieces!  And I love peeking at all your crafty goodies. (and Roar Gryffindor!)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 21, 2012 08:27:35 AM
Class: Muggle Studies
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: R2D2 Shoes & stamp
Project Page: R2D2 Shoes (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410389.0)
Brief Description: I created these R2D2 shoes & stamp for arwenjade as her swap angel in the Star Wars Round 5 swap. ;D  Now they are serving double duty as my Muggle Studies project; YAY Star Wars!
Project Pictures:





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 21, 2012 08:32:29 AM
OMG, pinkleo!  Those shoes are adorable!  Or do I mean adorkable!?!?  Either way, so freakin' cute.  I heart you.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 21, 2012 10:08:58 AM
~*New Challenge To Be Announced Tomorrow*~


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Post by: AugustBell on June 21, 2012 11:20:42 AM

@ AugustBell: love your pincushion...such a thoughtful & useful OTHPT...and your painting is superb


Thank you Pinkleo! And oh my goodness, those R2-D2 shoes!!! Did you use fabric paint to paint them? Also, did you use anything to seal them? My niece's 2nd birthday is coming up next month and I'd love to make her some decorated shoes!

@jennieingram: I love the idea of turning a t-shirt into a pillow. Many times I've seen a shirt I love, but not in my size. This is a great way to still enjoy it.

~*New Challenge To Be Announced Tomorrow*~


Can't wait to hear about it!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 21, 2012 12:02:23 PM
And oh my goodness, those R2-D2 shoes!!! Did you use fabric paint to paint them? Also, did you use anything to seal them? My niece's 2nd birthday is coming up next month and I'd love to make her some decorated shoes!
I used fabric paint on canvas shoes.  I didn't seal them.  I have a pair of fabric painted canvas shoes that haven't been sealed, and after many wears and exposure to many elements, they still look fab.  Oh Crafty Alert, I did see fabric sharpies aka Stained by Sharpie (http://www.sharpie.com/enUS/Pages/stained-by-sharpie.aspx) when I was out shopping for fabric paints; I may have try these out.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: AugustBell on June 21, 2012 12:18:39 PM
And oh my goodness, those R2-D2 shoes!!! Did you use fabric paint to paint them? Also, did you use anything to seal them? My niece's 2nd birthday is coming up next month and I'd love to make her some decorated shoes!
I used fabric paint on canvas shoes.  I didn't seal them.  I have a pair of fabric painted canvas shoes that haven't been sealed, and after many wears and exposure to many elements, they still look fab.  Oh Crafty Alert, I did see fabric sharpies aka Stained by Sharpie (http://www.sharpie.com/enUS/Pages/stained-by-sharpie.aspx) when I was out shopping for fabric paints; I may have try these out.

Fabric Sharpies?! Crazy, because this weekend I saw some paint Sharpies at Michael's. Didn't even know they made them. That's terribly exciting! I might have to get a black fabric Sharpie for outlining.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on June 21, 2012 01:59:07 PM
@skatergirl1007: one day I dream of seeing the Eiffel Tower...great way to serve detention!
 (and Roar Gryffindor!)

I agree I would love to see the Eiffel Tower at some point. I have so many projects I need to get around to that I could have picked from.


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Post by: WeasleyIsMyKing on June 21, 2012 03:17:06 PM
Class: Muggle Studies
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Potions & Nightlock
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410401.new#new
Brief Description: I used a bunch of glue ! (: I also used the tutorials by ToniEllison on Youtube .
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 21, 2012 07:04:50 PM
Those potions bottles are fantastic!


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Post by: AugustBell on June 22, 2012 06:28:58 AM
I love the potions bottles! That is a great idea to put some nightlock in a bottle!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 22, 2012 07:46:17 AM
35 days until  Olympics  my birthday  QUIDDITCH! ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 22, 2012 07:59:42 AM
~*New Challenge*~
~*Reparo*~

Hello Summer Students!  Your new challenge is to master the mending charm Reparo.  You must take something that needs repair or is broken and make it fabulous once more.  Examples: Reupholster a Chair, Darn a Sock, or Make a Mosaic.  Before and After Pictures are needed for this challenge.  Good luck in your spellwork!


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 22, 2012 09:02:16 AM
Huzzah for a new challenge!


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Post by: AugustBell on June 22, 2012 09:14:44 AM
So many things to Reparo!


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Post by: pinkleo on June 22, 2012 10:45:48 AM
Class: D.A.D.A
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Lone
Brief Description: This is an art piece I made for the 4x6 Art Swap (a swap where you create whatever you wish and you send it off to a surprise partner).  Well, I created this piece which does encompass one of my fears...Loneliness.  Not that I don't like being alone, sometimes I wish for a little alone time, but the Loneliness that haunts me is having no one to share my joys or woes or no one understanding.  It even seems at times that the Loneliness can overcome even when you are surrounded by people; and it seems ready to consume you when you are low.  (Dang that sounded depressing!)  Okay, enough of my blathering...to my art piece..
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 22, 2012 11:10:09 AM
I'll always be here to love you pinks!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Solitaire on June 22, 2012 11:30:07 AM
Oh wow! Everyone is doing such fabulous work!! The geek in me is LOVING the R2D2 shoes!!! I may have to make some for my son. He's a HUGE Star Wars nerd ... well, he's like me, Star Wars/Harry Potter/Doctor Who/Star Trek/Firefly GEEK! (I raised him right!!)  Loving the artwork PinkLeo, I have moments where I feel the same. The potions bottles are adorable! I've made a couple and just need to photograph them and post them. I want to ACCIO everything to my house!! I'm loving it all. Specially that adorable baby!

I thought I'd add a sneak peek of my son's work, since he's not quite 13 yet. Just as a heads up when he does start posting.



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Post by: pinkleo on June 22, 2012 11:50:31 AM
I'll always be here to love you pinks!
:-*  HUGS!  And I for you. :-*

Great wand Solitaire; your son is very talented!  I can't wait until he can start posting!


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Post by: JuliG47 on June 22, 2012 04:48:48 PM
I love the potions and the art and the wand! (So talented for a 13 year old!)

Pinkleo, I think we all have that fear sometimes (I know I do!) and I think that it's really brave of you to open up here. We all love you here at least! (Even though the internet isn't always the same)


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Post by: pottermouth on June 22, 2012 05:17:25 PM
Loving the R2D2 shoes, potions bottles, wand, and...oh, oh, what did I forget...there's such fabulous stuff being posted!


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Post by: AugustBell on June 22, 2012 05:24:44 PM
@Pinkleo: That drawing is so lovely. It's perfect.

@Solitaire: Wow, I'm really impressed that your 13-year-old made that! I have a little boy, and I'd be thrilled if he showed an interest in crafting someday.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 22, 2012 06:38:19 PM
Pinkleo, I think we all have that fear sometimes (I know I do!) and I think that it's really brave of you to open up here. We all love you here at least! (Even though the internet isn't always the same)
:-* I do feel loved here on Craftster! ;D 

And I don't mind sharing my fear because I was sure that someone else felt that way, and I wanted them (whomever they are) to know...I know how you feel & HUGS!  And you can PM me anytime!

JuliG47, I love your robes (aka avatar pic)!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: JuliG47 on June 22, 2012 09:34:35 PM
:-* I do feel loved here on Craftster! ;D 

And I don't mind sharing my fear because I was sure that someone else felt that way, and I wanted them (whomever they are) to know...I know how you feel & HUGS!  And you can PM me anytime!

JuliG47, I love your robes (aka avatar pic)!

Hugs back and thank you! 10 minutes on google images and you can find the coolest stuff.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: teaandcraft on June 25, 2012 01:52:59 AM
Hi everyone! Wow, I'm really late to the party (and I've never done a craft-a-long before) but I was searching for something to challenge me and I think this is it! ^_^

I've been feeling kinda uninspired lately, and lacking in motivation due to my chronic fatigue kicking it into high gear again and making me feel really blah -_- But I reckon a good dose of crafting will get me back into high spirits!

And I have been LOVING all of the projects on here so far! You folks are all very talented! I can't wait to finish something to post on here as well ^_^

<3 Lisa

P.S. I'm going to represent for Slytherin! Go, Snakes! ^_^


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Post by: AugustBell on June 25, 2012 06:43:56 AM
Hi everyone! Wow, I'm really late to the party (and I've never done a craft-a-long before) but I was searching for something to challenge me and I think this is it! ^_^

I've been feeling kinda uninspired lately, and lacking in motivation due to my chronic fatigue kicking it into high gear again and making me feel really blah -_- But I reckon a good dose of crafting will get me back into high spirits!

And I have been LOVING all of the projects on here so far! You folks are all very talented! I can't wait to finish something to post on here as well ^_^

<3 Lisa

P.S. I'm going to represent for Slytherin! Go, Snakes! ^_^

Woohoo! Welcome :)


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Post by: patty_o_furniture on June 25, 2012 06:44:12 AM
Welcome Lisa!  


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Post by: pinkleo on June 25, 2012 10:57:00 AM
Hi everyone! Wow, I'm really late to the party (and I've never done a craft-a-long before) but I was searching for something to challenge me and I think this is it! ^_^

I've been feeling kinda uninspired lately, and lacking in motivation due to my chronic fatigue kicking it into high gear again and making me feel really blah -_- But I reckon a good dose of crafting will get me back into high spirits!

And I have been LOVING all of the projects on here so far! You folks are all very talented! I can't wait to finish something to post on here as well ^_^

<3 Lisa

P.S. I'm going to represent for Slytherin! Go, Snakes! ^_^

Hi Lisa!  Welcome to Hogwarts!  I am thrilled that you have joined our HP Craftalong.  I too found my crafty inspiration low, and this craftalong has really gave me my crafty groove back.  I hope this craftalong sparks your spirit as well.  Feel free to grab a free Slytherin House Robe (aka avatar) at Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions, located first page, third post.  And if you have any questions, do not hesitate in sending an owl (either through a PM aka Personal Message to me or posting in this thread, our students are very helpful).  I can't wait to see your skills in crafty magic.  Wishing you the very best!

;D Professor pinkleo


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Post by: PenguinSoup on June 25, 2012 02:16:38 PM
Class (or House Pride Item): Riding the Knight Bus
House: (if desired) Ravdnclaw
Project Name: Invisibility Shawl
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: I've always wanted to knit a shawl but was a bit afraid of lace. I signed for the a craftsy class and following the video found it super easy and I'm not totally addicted. I made it in purple fingering weight that I bought when I was first going to start making socks. It turns out that yarn really didn't want to be socks, but a shawl. It sat for about a year and then bam! In just a week it became this. I brought it to my wedding (colours were purple, ivory and black) and wanted to use it in pictures but it didn't happen  :-\ I hope you like it!
Project Picture:



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Post by: pinkleo on June 25, 2012 02:27:26 PM
Oh PenguinSoup, that is GORGEOUS!!!


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Post by: PenguinSoup on June 25, 2012 02:33:33 PM
Oh PenguinSoup, that is GORGEOUS!!!

Thanks so much! I hope to have another one and some socks finished in July. I feel like a slacker since I haven't been posting projects but they're slow going since most are knitting. I'm just a lurker for now. There should be another one this week though. Yay!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 25, 2012 03:07:02 PM
Oh PenguinSoup, that is GORGEOUS!!!

Thanks so much! I hope to have another one and some socks finished in July. I feel like a slacker since I haven't been posting projects but they're slow going since most are knitting. I'm just a lurker for now. There should be another one this week though. Yay!
I am the s-l-o-west of knitters so I'm in awe!  And don't feel like a slacker one bit!  I think you will pleased in the Fall Semester when more time consuming projects earn more points for your house. (You will be so beloved by your housemates!)


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 25, 2012 04:09:26 PM
Stunning shawl PenguinSoup!


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Post by: indigo_roses on June 25, 2012 05:20:24 PM
Lovely shawl, PenguinSoup! I just bought yarn to make my first shawl, but it doesn't have any lace in it. But it is going to be purple!  :D


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Post by: butterflyangel on June 25, 2012 06:14:26 PM
WOW PenguinSoup beautiful shawl !


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Post by: pinkleo on June 25, 2012 06:41:42 PM
~*Good News Everyone*~
jennieingram will be our Deputy Headmistress.
Let the wild squeeeing start!

;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: teaandcraft on June 25, 2012 06:57:59 PM
[quote It turns out that yarn really didn't want to be socks, but a shawl. It sat for about a year and then bam! In just a week it became this. [/quote]

Whoa - you made this amazing shawl in a week?! That's incredible! And it's soooo pretty ^_^


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Post by: patty_o_furniture on June 25, 2012 07:03:18 PM
Yay Jennie!  *bowing down to our two beautiful headmistresses greatness*


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 25, 2012 07:48:12 PM
Awww, now I'm all blushing and whatnot... 


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Post by: SiakelA on June 26, 2012 03:45:44 PM
Yay for Jennie!!! :D


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Post by: katara on June 27, 2012 06:14:18 AM

26 June 2012

Dear Headmistress Pinkleo,                                                                        

I would like to apologise for my expected late arrival at 'Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry'. I have been waiting since the beginning of May for an owl to come and was just about to give up all hope when it arrived late yesterday afternoon, looking utterly distressed. Apparently it had been trapped in a cage by a hunter for two months, but had recently managed to break free. I am currently nursing the owl back to health.

I will go to the station tomorrow to purchase a ticket for the first available trip to Hogwarts. I will report to your office as soon as I arrive. I promise to be a good student and to catch up all missed assignments as fast as I can. I will not disappoint you.

Thank you in advance for your understanding of the situation.

Kind regards,
Katara


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Post by: pinkleo on June 27, 2012 06:51:57 AM

26 June 2012

Dear Headmistress Pinkleo,                                                                         

I would like to apologise for my expected late arrival at 'Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry'. I have been waiting since the beginning of May for an owl to come and was just about to give up all hope when it arrived late yesterday afternoon, looking utterly distressed. Apparently it had been trapped in a cage by a hunter for two months, but had recently managed to break free. I am currently nursing the owl back to health.

I will go to the station tomorrow to purchase a ticket for the first available trip to Hogwarts. I will report to your office as soon as I arrive. I promise to be a good student and to catch up all missed assignments as fast as I can. I will not disappoint you.

Thank you in advance for your understanding of the situation.

Kind regards,
Katara

Dear Katara,

Welcome to Hogwarts!  I am most distressed to hear about the owl's capture!  Blessings to you for your owl nursing skills.  When you first arrive at Hogwarts, please deliver the owl to Hagrid; he is already preparing an owl feast.  Now, to your arrival, I am overjoyed that you will be joining us for the Summer Semester.  Feel free to grab a free House Robe (aka avatar) at Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions, located first page, third post.  And if you have any questions, do not hesitate in sending an owl (either through a PM aka Personal Message to me or posting in this thread, our students are very helpful).  I can't wait to see your skills in crafty magic.  Wishing you the very best!

Sincerely,
Professor pinkleo


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on June 27, 2012 06:55:20 AM
Welcome Katara! 


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Post by: patty_o_furniture on June 27, 2012 11:13:16 AM
Class (or House Pride Item): Charms
House: (if desired) Hufflepuff
Project Name: Potions to Go
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: Need your potions more accessible when out and about?  Introducing, the potions bracelet!  Always have your potions at your fingertips (because you never know when you'll need that love potion right away ;) 
Project Picture:


(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=536384)


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Post by: chughes225 on June 27, 2012 12:56:13 PM
Very cute potions bracelet. What did you put in them?


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Post by: patty_o_furniture on June 27, 2012 01:06:05 PM
Very cute potions bracelet. What did you put in them?

Thanks!  I love it!  It's good ol' water - sometimes colored water, and chunky confetti type glitter.
Here's a close up on one: http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n250/secretsmilesshop/photo-18.jpg


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Post by: pinkleo on June 27, 2012 02:31:51 PM
I adore the potion charm bracelet! (and cute project title!) ;D

And since you uses water it fits into the Charms Assignment. 8)
Charms: The Aguamenti Charm produces a jet of water from the caster's wand.  Produce a project inspired by water.


.....fab potion tip :-* ....I will be stealing using it in the future.


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Post by: Eiseldora on June 27, 2012 03:58:31 PM
Class:Astronomy
Project Name: Summer Solstice
Project Page Link: WWP Round 36 - Midsummer Envelope Swap - Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410249.msg4846693#msg4846693)
Brief Description: Create a project that has (or is) the sun, moon, and/or stars. I created a few drawings of the Sun for a Summer Solstice Swap.
Project Picture:


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Post by: Eiseldora on June 27, 2012 04:47:24 PM
Class (or House Pride Item):Care of Magical Creatures
Project Name: Mockingjay Stencil (my first stencil)
Brief Description: Craft something inspired by a magical creature. This is a stencil of a Mockingjay. I know its not Harry Potter, but its part of the scifi world of Hunger Games. This creature can mimic any sound and pass along messages. Its been genetically breed by and evil capital, but then becomes the symbol of a rebellion.
Project Picture:


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Post by: Eiseldora on June 27, 2012 04:54:57 PM
Challenge:~*Reparo*~
Project Name: Doctor Who Pride
Brief Description: My favorite shirt developed a hole (One of the downsides of belonging to cats, is that they sometimes snag my clothes). Instead of moving it to the back of my closet like I normally do, I decided I'd try and give it new life with a patch. Then to show my geekiness I added a second heart to represent the Doctor.
Before

I patched it with a red heart, but to show my Doctor Who pride I added a second heart next to it.



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Post by: pinkleo on June 27, 2012 05:54:39 PM
Congratulations Eiseldora!

You are the first to earn the Reparo Badge.....


badge by Deputy Headmistress jennieingram

To claim your badge, just right click  on the image 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.  (Badges are also located on the first page, third post, under the Daily Prophet.)


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Post by: pottermouth on June 27, 2012 06:00:54 PM
Class: Reparo
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Potter Pillows
Project Page Link: irishdaydreamer's PPP Snape (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334832.0)
Brief Description: First off, I hope this squeaks by as an actual assignment. It was a riddikulusly easy Reparo spell but I have put it off for ages. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to do it. Shortly after seeing this awesome Snape (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334832.0) I set out to craft me one. I didn't get to enjoy "Snuggle Snape" very long because the kids snatched him and has since drug him everywhere. Decided I wanted to make another and that's how "Dumblesnore" was born. My oldest requested Padfoot and I found a cute fox pillow image somewhere and sort of used that as reference. Anyway, over time a few had popped seams, poor Snape's smile (?) was coming off, and Padfoot lost an eye completely. I still have not found Dumblesnore's fez. Good enough. Thanks Reparo!
Before:

Well-loved Snuggle Snape:
Trio:

Padfoot has pretty fierce eyebrows. Too bad I took a bad picture.


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 27, 2012 07:15:59 PM
I completed my Reparo challenge today too. Pictures coming tomorrow!


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Post by: tattooedcupcake on June 27, 2012 09:02:56 PM
Class: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Sebastians' Girlfriend Lola
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410671.0
Brief Description: This is from a free pattern from Kincavel Krosses and I changed the colours.
Project Picture:

Sebastian is my owl and he misses his girlfriend (I think she got lost on her way to Hogwarts) so to cheer him up I stitched him a portrait of her. I just hope the other owls don't get jealous!


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Post by: katara on June 28, 2012 06:31:58 AM
...speaking to Professor Pinkleo...

Merry meet Professor Pinkleo!
I'd like to introduce myself to you - I am Miss Katara and I arrived this morning. I've delivered the owl to Hagrid as you requested in our correspondence. I've spent the whole morning catching up, and I'm proud to announce that I have already covered the first 36 pages of the forum board. A fellow student has informed me of all the Summer Class Assignments and I plan to get started on it right away!



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Post by: AugustBell on June 28, 2012 07:12:34 AM
@Pottermouth: Dumblesnore and Snuggle Snape?!?!? I. Love. You. Seriously. Did you just make those, or did you have a pattern. I need. I NEED.

@Eiseldora: Love that mockingjay shirt!

@tattooedcupcake: What a sweet little owl! And I love the colors you used.


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Post by: pinkleo on June 28, 2012 07:24:21 AM
I completed my Reparo challenge today too. Pictures coming tomorrow!
I can't wait to see your spellwork.

@tattooedcupcake: Lola is lovely.  I hope the portrait ease Sebastian loneliness, and I hope Lola returns soon. (I have heard tale of hunters capturing owls!  I'm working on protection spells for all the owls now.)

@Katara: You have been diligent indeed!



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Post by: tattooedcupcake on June 28, 2012 07:36:54 AM
@pinkleo- thank you very much and I hope you get the spell working soon!

Also I would like to commend you on the beautiful robes you made me! I finally put on my new robes after I managed to burn a few holes in the 2ng hand robes I was given! I am fascinated by Pin Up Muggles and the 1950s, so these robes are perfect for me!


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Post by: pottermouth on June 28, 2012 10:31:19 AM
Class: Arithmancy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Fibonacci Tee
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: Made a freezer paper stencil and used acrylic paint.
Project Picture
(does skipping the first bit of the Fibonacci sequence count?)


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Post by: Eiseldora on June 28, 2012 10:36:24 AM
That is so awesome pottermouth!

I want to do that too, but I think the professors would frown on it.


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Post by: pinkleo on June 28, 2012 11:27:49 AM
@pottermouth: I say YAY!

@Eiseldora: No frowns for homages or inspiration from craftalongers (within the Craftster's spirit)


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 28, 2012 12:18:16 PM
Challenge: Reparo!
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Director's Chair Redo

My husband found a director's chair at a yard sale some years ago, long before we met.  His mom helped him replace the fabric components, and we've moved it around to our several homes since then.  Sadly, about 2 years ago, I leaned on it with my knee, and ripped a huge hole in the seat, and bruised up my knee pretty good too! Since we never seem to have enough seating when we invite friends over, I've been meaning to repair it ever since.  But since I never do anything for myself, it has sat around for the last two years.  So, yesterday afternoon, while at work, I freaked out.  Couldn't stand to be in front of a computer any longer, so I got up from my desk, walked out to the main part of the shop, and stitched up a new back and seat!

Here's the old seat:


A detail short of the huge hole:


And a shot of the finished chair! 


I love the olive green a million times more than the blue, which never matched our living room furniture at all. 


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Post by: pinkleo on June 28, 2012 01:58:24 PM
Fabulous work with the Reparo spell!  I love the fabric choice.


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 28, 2012 04:06:25 PM
Fabulous work with the Reparo spell!  I love the fabric choice.

Did you catch the scarf beside the chair? ;)


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Post by: pinkleo on June 28, 2012 07:23:32 PM
Fabulous work with the Reparo spell!  I love the fabric choice.

Did you catch the scarf beside the chair? ;)
;D :::tee, hee::: 8)


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Post by: pottermouth on June 28, 2012 07:49:01 PM
@Pottermouth: Dumblesnore and Snuggle Snape?!?!? I. Love. You. Seriously. Did you just make those, or did you have a pattern. I need. I NEED.

@Eiseldora: Love that mockingjay shirt!

@tattooedcupcake: What a sweet little owl! And I love the colors you used.

Thanks, AugustBell! I sorta eye-balled irishdaydreamer's Snape and drew a pattern on old wrapping paper. After making Snuggle Snape I just went gung-ho on Dumblesnore and made him sans pattern. They sort of have the same basic shape but I sewed DS's ears and arms inside the front and back pieces instead of sewing them on afterward. And I agree with you on Eiseldora's and tattooedcupcake's assignments. So great!


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Post by: Eiseldora on June 28, 2012 07:57:18 PM

Challenge: Knight Bus
Project Name: Purple Cat Washcloth
Project Page Link: Project on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Eiseldora/kitty-love-washcloth)
Brief Description: Made for a Swap, Partner liked Purple, and I've wanted to do this pattern within a pattern for a while.
Project Picture:


Class: Transfiguration
Project Name: Purple Poof
Project Page Link: Project on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Eiseldora/bonbon)
Brief Description: Made for a Swap. I went to Joanns to get nylon yarn to make a bath poof. When I'd done a washcloth swap recently one of the items sent was a knitted poof, so I wanted to try making one myself. At the store one of the sales clerk told me they don't sell nylon, but everyone just cuts up Tule. I asked for more instructions and the told me to just cut it in 2 inch strips and knit. Nervous bought the tule and let it sit for a while.

Then at a farmer's market I saw a booth with knitted items almost identical to everything I know how to make. Lots of washcloths with the pattern I use, and some pot scrubbers made with tulle. The booth owner was very kind and explained how to knit with tulle.  Yeah!

Once I knew how to make the tulle yarn It was a very simple project to make.

This is the first time I've knitted something making my own yarn.
Project Picture:


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Post by: Eiseldora on June 28, 2012 08:05:21 PM

Class : Muggle Studies
Project Name: Tardis Ebook Cover
Project Page Link: Project on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Eiseldora/tardis-kindle-case-dr-who-2)
Brief Description: Muggles love to watch moving pictures, something they call movies or television.  Create an item inspired by a muggle movie or television show. I made an ebook cover for my nook previously, but I have a friend who's birthday is July 4th. He just bought a nook, and he's a big sci fi geek, so I decided to make him a Tardis Ebook Cover for his birthday. Its from the wildly popular muggle sci fi show Doctor Who.
Project Picture:

Class : Reducio
Project Name: Red Doll Skirt
Brief Description: Using size 2 double pointed needles and some red sock yarn, I made a miniturature skirt, the size that will fit on a barbie doll. Give it to a house elf.
Project Picture:


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Post by: teaandcraft on June 29, 2012 12:35:50 AM



Challenge: Riding the Knight Bus
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Lumpy Space Princess Brooch
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: I don't wear a lot of purple, so thinking about the perfect way to bring some purple into my wardrobe for the Knight Bus challenge was tricky ... until, while researching my Muggle Studies project (coming soon!) I saw an episode of Adventure Time. One of the characters is Lumpy Space Princess; a bright purple teenaged ... lump. Her deadpan manner and adolescent outbursts are sure to put any suspicious characters off the trail, for who would suspect her as a spy?



Close-up!



Arty pic! ~_^

I hope you like her!


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Post by: katara on June 29, 2012 02:34:41 AM
...phew... I've just finished reading all 67 pages of this craftalong! I now consider myself to be officially up to speed!  ;)

Must say that I encountered many FAB projects along the way!  :D


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Post by: tattooedcupcake on June 29, 2012 05:19:23 AM
Class: Astronomy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: iPod Beanbag (star fabric)
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410745.0
Brief Description: So when I do my cross stitch I like to sit in bed and watch Youtube videos etc on my iPod. Now my iPod is rather slippery so it often slides from where ever I have strategically placed it. Today I decided to make a beanbag for it so I can sit it on my knee and craft away without having to try not to move or having to pick it up all the time.

So I sat down, sketched what I wanted then made a pattern. I then spent the afternoon hand sewing it. It has a larger triangular part at the back which is filled with rice and a little ledge at the front to hold up the iPod which is made from kebab skewers.

Project Picture:




(On the screen is a show that Muggles love! It is called The Big Bang Theory, I am studying it for my Muggle Studies and I think it is brilliant!)



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Post by: AugustBell on June 29, 2012 07:05:45 AM
@Pottermouth: Dumblesnore and Snuggle Snape?!?!? I. Love. You. Seriously. Did you just make those, or did you have a pattern. I need. I NEED.

@Eiseldora: Love that mockingjay shirt!

@tattooedcupcake: What a sweet little owl! And I love the colors you used.

Thanks, AugustBell! I sorta eye-balled irishdaydreamer's Snape and drew a pattern on old wrapping paper. After making Snuggle Snape I just went gung-ho on Dumblesnore and made him sans pattern. They sort of have the same basic shape but I sewed DS's ears and arms inside the front and back pieces instead of sewing them on afterward. And I agree with you on Eiseldora's and tattooedcupcake's assignments. So great!

Well, they are both great! I'm now convinced that I have to put a Dumblesnore on my long "to-do" list. So clever.


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Post by: pottermouth on June 29, 2012 09:18:09 AM
Class: Follow the Spiders
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Upcycled Sweater Spider
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: While going through the fabric stash, this one-armed sweater yelled, "I'm really a spider!" And so it was.
Project Picture:
the sweater:
                     


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Post by: pinkleo on June 29, 2012 09:41:07 AM
pottermouth...that gave me shivers!  Well done! 8)


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Post by: teaandcraft on June 29, 2012 08:07:35 PM
@Pottermouth: That looks so cool! Like the spider spontaneously formed from your sweater! And, if you don't mind, I'm now off to have nightmares about my clothes turning into bugs ... ~_^


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on June 30, 2012 08:14:16 AM
And, if you don't mind, I'm now off to have nightmares about my clothes turning into bugs ... ~_^
exactly!

:D  & :::shiver:::


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Post by: seeuudee on June 30, 2012 10:27:40 AM
Have been avoiding this thread whilst trying to get my OTHPT completed and now have 16 pages of thread to catch up on! Will be back later with comments!  ;D


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Post by: pinkleo on June 30, 2012 05:17:21 PM
Class: Potions
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Stitches
Brief Description & Pics:
Stitches is my new reminder monster. :)


He is going to help me when I'm crafting. ;D


He will be there to help me remember to calm down (he's squishy and doesn't mind a little squeeze to help me destress), to work past my frustrating crafty moments (luckily he's up for a bit of a toss during those times when my yarn will not rip nicely or I get paint in the wrong space or my thread is all knotty), and to craft with love (how could you forget love when you look at Stitches, such a tender heart he has).

Well, he is ready to go to work ….


Wait Stitches, I need you in my WIP basket not my sewing basket…



Thanks, you’re the best monster a girl could have! :-*



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Post by: tattooedcupcake on June 30, 2012 05:27:24 PM
So cute Pinkleo!

And I love the comment you put on the completion list for my iPod Beanbag!!!


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Post by: pottermouth on June 30, 2012 07:52:21 PM
Too cute, pinkleo! Aren't button eyes the best? (what's in your wip basket? it's pretty!)


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Post by: pinkleo on June 30, 2012 07:58:31 PM
Too cute, pinkleo! Aren't button eyes the best? (what's in your wip basket? it's pretty!)
I adore button eyes (I have safety eyes in stash, but Stitches cried for buttons & X's).  And it's an afghan in my WIP basket (stash-busting my Vanna Mist colors); it is also my Detention project.


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Post by: AugustBell on June 30, 2012 07:59:35 PM
Wow, the spider looks so great, pottermouth!  And pinkleo, that little monster is so adorable and silly. Love his hair!


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Post by: pinkleo on June 30, 2012 08:22:47 PM
Stitches has disappeared! 
I suspect nargles.
...or more likely, my giggly daughter.


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 30, 2012 09:22:24 PM
Awww, pinks!  He's so adorable!


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Post by: SiakelA on June 30, 2012 09:47:33 PM
So cute! The monster and the story of course! :D


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Post by: pottermouth on July 01, 2012 06:48:12 AM
Stitches has disappeared!  
I suspect nargles.
...or more likely, my giggly daughter.

Let's see...in less than 2 hours new cute craft disappears...that sounds about right.


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 01, 2012 04:06:55 PM
Class: Muggle Studies
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Mrs. Weasley's Charmed Bracelet
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410833.0

Brief Description: This bracelet was inspired by the now infamous "Mrs. Weasley Sweater", designed by costume designer Jany Temime for Julie Walters in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.



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Post by: SiakelA on July 01, 2012 04:33:48 PM
So lovely!! I love all of your bracelets so much. :) This one I feel really fits the Mrs. Weasley theme wonderfully.

Now, I had to question how a Harry Potter themed item, about one of the witches even, could be muggle studies...but basing it off the sweater is a perfect tie-in. :D


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Post by: katara on July 02, 2012 06:56:17 AM
jennieingram - The charm bracelet is stunning!

PROJECT SUBMISSION:
Class: Arithmancy
House:HufflePuff
Project Name: 'Keeping Cool' Place Keeper

Brief Description:
 I made a beaded Place Keeper strung in the Fibonacci sequence: 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89 (I alternated white and blue beads).

*This project was inspired by Solitaire's Phoenix Tears Book Thong which I really like a lot!

Project Picture:





I had to look-up the Fibonacci sequence in my 'Arithmancy Textbook' because I didn't know what it was!  :o I guess I should pay more attention in Arithmancy class instead of daydreaming  ::) Just to ensure that in any future states of absentmindedness I don't forget the sequence, I entwined the Fibonacci sequence into my 'Place Keeper'. I also got this book from the library and it kept "Catching Fire" so I used a beginner spell to turn water droplets into 'never-melting-ice crystals' to balance things out. They do say prevention is better than cure! Don't want Hogwarts burning down, now do we??


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Post by: Naantje on July 02, 2012 07:43:47 AM
my reason number...it's counting how many projects we have posted in the Summer HPC...133!! :o

Seventeen days later, we're up another 41 projects! That's just under 2,5 new projects posted every day. It means we're at a total of 174 unique projects. Allow me to add on project #175, since my swap partner has now received.

Class: CARE OF MAGICAL CREATURES
House:Slytherin
Project Name: Shopping bag of requirement

Brief Description:
For aliis's THPT, she hoped to get something embroidered that was also useful. I got her an enchanted shopping bag the size of a package of tissues, which safely attached to a key chain, so you'll never forget to bring it along. As required, the bag will enlarge itself to fit all summoned books, bits and craft supplies that need to be transported. In it's enlarged state, you can admire a magnificient hippogriff soaring through the bright blue sky. When the contents of the bag have been tidied away, the bag will resume it's original dimensions.

Project Picture:





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 02, 2012 09:59:29 AM
katara: lovely book thong!  I love the colors and the wondrous use of the Fibonacci sequence.

Naantje: fabulous Reducio & Engorio spellwork!  And that hippogriff is absolutely stunning!


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Post by: pinkleo on July 02, 2012 11:46:23 AM
~*Challenge Closed*~
~*Portkey*~


Quidditch has been scheduled to coincide with the muggle Summer Olympics.  Many of us will be traveling to this event in July.  Since numerous brooms taking the skies will most certainly be noticed by muggles and apparition is not allowed due to the guards in place around the venue, we must use portkeys to travel. 

Your job is to craft yourself a portkey; it can be anything you desire.  Also, you must submit a picture of your portkey in a location near your home so that it can be registered for the event. (This location must be no more than 50 miles away and must not be inside your home.)


Portkeys must be submitted for registration by Thursday, July 26, 2012.



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Post by: flower on July 02, 2012 11:55:34 AM
A portkey!  I'm so excited.  Off to brainstorm....


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Post by: flower on July 02, 2012 12:15:24 PM
I made these for my neice and two nephews
Class (or House Pride Item): Care of Magical Creatures
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Candy-cute Monster Book of Monsters
Brief Description: Craft felt base, needle felted fiber from my stash, replaceable notepad inside
Project Picture:





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Post by: varifiresis on July 02, 2012 12:39:17 PM
Class/Challenge: Detention with Snape
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Rita Skeeter Pendant

As I am more than a bit tardy joining in this semester it seems only fair to start off in Detention. I have quite a few unfinished projects laying around so I knew this Challenge was perfect for me! Last year I made a Harry Potter themed charm bracelet for my mom's birthday and I came up with the idea when I found a package with a  pre made tiny polymer clay bug on clearance at the craft store. I wasn't thrilled with the obviously fake bright colors (orange, yellow, and green), so I painted it with a coat of black nail polish on the body then added an iridescent polish to the wings, which looked surprisingly realistic and made it look more like a part of a bug collection than the whimsical charm I was aiming for. To help identify her as Rita I added a small piece from a feather boa trimmed into a tiny quill shape that I colored with a green sharpie to make her Quick Quotes Quill. Although the quill helped I still was unhappy with the overall effect, it seemed unbalanced somehow so I left it off the bracelet and ended up putting it away intending to empty it and reuse the vial someday, and I forgot all about it. A few days ago when I was going through my jewelry scraps I found it again and I knew right away what it had been missing- a copy of the Daily Prophet!   :D







Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: flower on July 02, 2012 12:42:00 PM
Those potion pendants are so cool!  Nice job.


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Post by: Naantje on July 02, 2012 12:53:34 PM
That portkey challenge shouts out "YARN BOMB" to me! But yarn bombing a seat on the swings out back wouldn't be very safe for those muggle children, now would it? I'll need to think of something safer.

In the mean time, let me share this google-map (https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=203139903304392519118.0004c3ddbc510f0daa719) with you. On this map, you will see 2 circles of a 50 mile radius from my current home and from my previous home. Once you've seen the map, you will understand why I think 50 miles is NOT, in fact, near my home. XD


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Post by: pinkleo on July 02, 2012 01:04:42 PM
That portkey challenge shouts out "YARN BOMB" to me! But yarn bombing a seat on the swings out back wouldn't be very safe for those muggle children, now would it? I'll need to think of something safer.
I'm dying to yarnbomb!  Expect yarnbombed tree in near future! 8)


A portkey!  I'm so excited.  Off to brainstorm....
I can't wait to see what you come up with. ;D

@flower: I adore those monster books!

@varifiresis: I'm in love with that Rita Skeeter Pendant!


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Post by: chughes225 on July 02, 2012 01:12:43 PM
Loving the portkey challenge. Great idea pinkleo.  The monster notepads are adorable and I love the rita skeeter charm and would love to see the finished charm bracelet. 


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Post by: pinkleo on July 02, 2012 06:11:30 PM
Okay, I'm crazy & finished my portkey! ;D  I can't wait to show you, but I still need to take an outside pic.  Tomorrow when the sun is out! ;)


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 02, 2012 07:50:14 PM
Okay, I'm crazy & finished my portkey! ;D  I can't wait to show you, but I still need to take an outside pic.  Tomorrow when the sun is out! ;)

Aww pinks, you're such a tease!


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Post by: Foxy Sam on July 03, 2012 12:00:25 AM
Oh my goodness, I can't believe I missed the start of this and have only just found it...I am in love with the idea, off to brainstorm a plan of action, I so want to join in, what fun!  That jersey spider is so awesome, amazing detail!  Love the monster to help calm you too, what a great idea.  And the brilliant rita skeeter pendant, that is so brilliant! 

Going to have to think about this one and hopefully join in soon...if that is okay...always wanted to go to Hogwarts, would have to be by correspondence though since the long distance of NZ... ;D



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Post by: pinkleo on July 03, 2012 07:17:37 AM
Oh my goodness, I can't believe I missed the start of this and have only just found it...I am in love with the idea, off to brainstorm a plan of action, I so want to join in, what fun!  That jersey spider is so awesome, amazing detail!  Love the monster to help calm you too, what a great idea.  And the brilliant rita skeeter pendant, that is so brilliant! 

Going to have to think about this one and hopefully join in soon...if that is okay...always wanted to go to Hogwarts, would have to be by correspondence though since the long distance of NZ... ;D

Dear Foxy,

Welcome to Hogwarts!  I am so happy you found us, and just at the right time.  Quidditch events will be arriving soon, and you can get into the swing of things before we start our full-fledged Fall Semester.  Feel free to grab a free House Robe (aka avatar) at Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions, located first page, third post.  And if you have any questions, do not hesitate in sending an owl (either through a PM aka Personal Message to me or posting in this thread, our students are very helpful).  I can't wait to see your skills in crafty magic.  I'm sending a time turner to allow you to catch up on classes; use it wisely.  Have fun!

Sincerely,
Professor pinkleo


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Post by: butterflyangel on July 03, 2012 07:24:45 AM
WOW! Soo many great projects that I've missed !! Seems like I made it back just in time for the Portkey Challenge  :D
Can't wait to see your portkey pinks !   
That Rita pendant is so great


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Post by: pinkleo on July 03, 2012 09:10:21 AM
Can't wait to see your portkey pinks !   
I'm going on a mini field trip to take pics. 8)  My hubby is already embarrassed (and the word Gryffindork is getting thrown around a lot :D); I may have to go alone.


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Post by: PenguinSoup on July 03, 2012 11:11:51 AM
Great craft challenge! I'm in the middle of practicing my household cleaning spells. I'm trying to use magic to clean and organize my craftroom as part of my transfiguration assignment, but it's just not working. I wish Molly Weasley were here!


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 03, 2012 11:11:56 AM
I'm going on a mini field trip to take pics. 8)  My hubby is already embarrassed (and the word Gryffindork is getting thrown around a lot :D); I may have to go alone.

When I was working on a Doctor Who swap, Jim kept calling me "the ReTARDIS".


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Post by: pinkleo on July 03, 2012 11:28:14 AM
I'm going on a mini field trip to take pics. 8)  My hubby is already embarrassed (and the word Gryffindork is getting thrown around a lot :D); I may have to go alone.

When I was working on a Doctor Who swap, Jim kept calling me "the ReTARDIS".
:D If Chris knew, he would steal it and use it endlessly!

Okay, serious now....off to my field trip!


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Post by: pottermouth on July 03, 2012 11:50:36 AM
I'm going on a mini field trip to take pics. 8)  My hubby is already embarrassed (and the word Gryffindork is getting thrown around a lot :D); I may have to go alone.

When I was working on a Doctor Who swap, Jim kept calling me "the ReTARDIS".

Hahaha! My husband once told me I talk an obscene amount about HP and called me a "pottermouth".


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Post by: trifle on July 03, 2012 12:47:17 PM
Class: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Baby Aragog

I should be in Detention every day until the end of next school year. It is a miracle this *tiny* spider, smaller than a pekingese, I tell you, hasn't perished from neglect.







Amazing projects, everyone, I just feel uncomfortable ooh-aaaahing over each and every one, but you fill my heart with warm fuzzy pink things!


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Post by: flower on July 03, 2012 01:24:28 PM
I love that spider!!!


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Post by: pinkleo on July 03, 2012 01:39:30 PM
awwww...what a cute (and slighty creepy) spider....


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Post by: pinkleo on July 03, 2012 02:12:06 PM
Challenge: Portkey
House: Gryffindor
Project Name & Link: Snitch Tea Cozy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410927.0)
Brief Description: Here it is, my portkey!  Now I pondered this project for while because I sadly have naked teapots.  (I know, the madness!)  And what better portkey could there be than a cozy teapot.  I have placed my portkey, so if you recognize the spot, I'm more than happy to share.

Project Pictures:

Here is my portkey in place.




Extra Pics of the Snitch Tea Cozy




more pictures and info about my snitch tea cozy in craftster crochet post


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 03, 2012 02:22:09 PM
Um, is it wrong that I saw the first picture and thought "Oh no!  The Angels have the teapot!"?

Oh, and I absolutely adore the tea cozy!  So freakin' cute.  And your field trip was totally worth it. :D


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Post by: pinkleo on July 03, 2012 02:24:32 PM
Um, is it wrong that I saw the first picture and thought "Oh no!  The Angels have the teapot!"?
not wrong....so awesome! 8)


side note: I bonked my head on this statue really hard :'( ....it still hurts :P ...but worth it! 8)


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Post by: pinkleo on July 03, 2012 02:39:30 PM
Congratulations pinkleo!
(yeah, I feel silly congratulating myself :D)

You are the first to earn the Portkey Badge.....


(A BIG thank you to sheepBlue for giving me permission to use this image. :-*  This image shows a bit of her amazing Teesha Moore meets Harry Potter (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=387633.0) bag.  Go check it out and share your love! ;D)

To claim your badge, just right click on the image 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.  (Badges are also located on the first page, third post, under the Daily Prophet.)


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Post by: pottermouth on July 03, 2012 04:41:14 PM
Love your tea cozy, Professor! Maybe the statue was a seeker at one point? Your cozy made me want tea now, and while drinking it I am going to search "Alan Rickman CBGB" and see all the pics my neighbors took.


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Post by: flower on July 03, 2012 06:05:10 PM
That tea cozy is ridiculously cute!


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 03, 2012 06:33:19 PM
side note: I bonked my head on this statue really hard :'( ....it still hurts :P ...but worth it! 8)

Oh no!  Hugs!  (I can sympathize because I've been nursing a bad headache all day.)  Kisses to you.  And tea!  And tylenol!


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Post by: skier3439 on July 03, 2012 08:06:27 PM
I lurk and lurk around this site, but especially around this posting.  I'm so inspired can't wait to post what i have in the work for Care of Magical Creatures!!


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Post by: pinkleo on July 03, 2012 08:31:12 PM
I lurk and lurk around this site, but especially around this posting.  I'm so inspired can't wait to post what i have in the work for Care of Magical Creatures!!
Hi skier3439!  Welcome to Hogwarts!  Your post gives me tons of joy! ;D  (and YAY for coming out of lurkdom...I was a craftster lurker for a few years...then I joined my first swap, and all was lost....I live here now! :D 8))  I can't wait to see what you crafted for CoMC!


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Post by: katara on July 04, 2012 03:39:56 AM
pinkleo - I love your portkey and the photograph is fantastic!  ;D


Class (or House Pride Item): Reparo
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Fly away!
Brief Description: A friend made me a necklace which I wore once and then the clasp broke. The necklace ended up in my bead box but when I saw this challenge I immediately thought off it and I decided to restring the necklace and attached the birds in a different way. I now look forward to wearing it again!

Project Picture:

Before:

Clasp missing:


In progress:



After:

New clasp:


Ready to wear:


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 04, 2012 05:33:56 AM
So pretty!


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Post by: varifiresis on July 04, 2012 06:56:11 AM
Class: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Slytherin
Project Name: A Captured Fairy Jar Pendant
Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410959.0
 
I got a bit carried away after finishing the Rita Skeeter Pendant and ended up with a fairy in a bottle!



Now to get started on the portkey ideas ....


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Post by: pinkleo on July 04, 2012 07:29:26 AM
@katara: thanks!  And what gorgeous Reparo spellwork!

@varifiresis: love these potion bottle pendants...and that fairy looks mad, you better watch out!


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Post by: PenguinSoup on July 04, 2012 02:47:21 PM
Class (or House Pride Item): Care of Magical Creatures
House: (if desired) Ravenclaw!
Project Name: Mr. Fox
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description:
This is my Mr. Fox Stole (my heart) by tinyowlknits. It was so cute I just had to make it. So I bought the yarn for it, and for about 3 more. This is the bulky version, I want to make the tiny version as well. Right now I'm using a safety pin to pin it's head to it's neck for wearing but I want to get a button or magnet.




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Post by: katara on July 05, 2012 05:03:48 AM
varifiresis - the captured fairy is so cute!!  ;)

PenguinSoup - I love Mr. Fox!!

I'm currently working on my magical creature  :D and I just finished another project.

Class: Follow the Spiders
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Follow the leader

Brief Description:
I was inspired by the wire spiders I saw on this craftalong, so I made some of my own. I didn't have wire but I had eye pins and earring hooks  :)

Project Picture:





And here's one of my little friends as a necklace pendant



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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 05, 2012 05:36:24 AM
I love the use of the earring hooks for legs!  Gives them a bit of weight.  Great way to tweak an idea to make it work for you. :D


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Post by: pinkleo on July 05, 2012 06:44:49 AM
@katara: spiders usually causes The Shivers, but somehow not beaded ones....I adore beaded spiders!  Fantastic job! ;D  Fab use of earring hooks.


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Post by: trifle on July 05, 2012 10:26:58 AM
PenguinSoup, I love Mr. Fox, I am SO looking forward to fall already :)

I was just eying the pink cat that Toadface wears in DHI somewhere the other day, but the Fox looks so much friendlier somehow...


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Post by: teaandcraft on July 05, 2012 07:30:21 PM
Wow! This thread grows so fast!

@trifle I love the idea of using pipe-cleaners for your spider's legs! I really dislike crocheting tiny tubes for legs and arms >_<

@pinkleo OMG! Best. Teacosy. EVER. I adore this so, so much!

@katara I love your new/old necklace ~_^ and your wire spiders are super cute!

@varifiresis Adorable fairy! I love the tiny jar you used too ^_^

@penguinsoup Your fox is the cutest thing EVER! I totally want need one! ^_^


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Post by: Foxy Sam on July 05, 2012 09:24:49 PM
Wow, I love the fairy in the bottle, I wish we could get tiny bottles round here, they look so neat as jewellery pieces. Love the fox too.

And absolutely adore the spiders they are gorgeous!!!

Amazing work!


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 06, 2012 06:27:53 AM
Class: Reducio Challenge!
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Miniature Potions Bottles (part of the project: Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone Pendant & Through the Trap Door Bracelet)
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411030.0
Brief Description: For the One Tiny Harry Potter Thing 3 Swap I created what I call a "concepty OTT".  It was the Sorcerer's Stone, surrounded by the obstacles & enchantments used to protect it in the book.  I used charms to represent most of the obstacles, but I wasn't happy with the glass bottles I had for Snape's logic puzzle potions lineup.  So, I made them!  The bottles are made of beads, bead caps & spacers.  Since the beads on the bracelet are in shades of black and grey, I tried to keep the potion bottles in bright jewel tones to make them stand out from the stones, but not be so flashy that they appear out of place.












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Post by: pinkleo on July 06, 2012 07:41:47 AM
Your potion bottles turned out fab; it's amazing what you can do what beads, spacers, & bead caps. 8)



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Post by: SiakelA on July 06, 2012 09:29:39 AM
So cool!! I love these! The first bottle and the last one are my favorites.


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Post by: chughes225 on July 06, 2012 09:30:53 AM
The potion bottles are great and I love the colors that you choose.  Thanks again for making it for me I can't wait to start showing it off. ;)


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Post by: AugustBell on July 06, 2012 06:40:00 PM
One week of vacation, and I have tons of projects to catch up on, and you all have been so busy!! I love all these wonderful things I'm seeing! I've finished my Muggle Studies project, but will have to wait to post pictures, as it's on it's way to a swap partner, and I don't want any spoilers in case she finds this. I'm also ludicrously close to finishing my transfiguration project. It's sheer laziness keeping me from finishing up. Perhaps tomorrow...


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Post by: Eiseldora on July 06, 2012 11:53:08 PM
Not sure if this counts since its more recycling than crafty, but
2. Potions: A Forgetfulness Potion is something all first years must learn.  Create something that helps you remember.


Class (or House Pride Item): Potions
Project Name: RememberMed
Brief Description: A Forgetfulness Potion is something all first years must learn.  Create something that helps you remember.
I have medications I take daily, I have tons of the little vials that the medicine comes in from the pharmacy. I frequently forget to take my medications in the morning, so I decided to put a days dose in one of the vials and carry it with me so I have it available when I do remember to take it. I now can prepare over a weeks worth quickly once a week, and just need to grab a vial on my way out the door in the morning.
Project Picture: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=538034)


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Post by: Eiseldora on July 07, 2012 12:08:29 AM
Class : Portkey
Project Name: Cant Stop the Signal
Brief Description: I attended a Fourth of July Celebration, and while at the gathering I knitted a hat and placed it in the park for usage as a Portkey for the Quidditch Summer Olympics. I'm hopping with all the muggle explosions they were distracted from my placement.
Project Picture:


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Post by: Eiseldora on July 07, 2012 02:17:17 AM
I've been trying to figure out how to include the fibinacci number in a craft for a while. My husband being a geek decided to help me.
As I was making a face mask he pointed out that the ingredients and times seemed like the sequence. When I looked it up he was right. so I thought I'd post.

Class (or House Pride Item):
Project Name: Lavender/Basil Face steam and sugar Scrub
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, techniques used, and any fun tips)


1 Handful Basil leaves
2 Cups Water,
3 drops lavendar essential oil,
Boil for 5 mins,
Steam Face for 8 mins
Apply Baking Soda and Sugar paste (another start of a sequence) and let dry for 13mins
Wipe face with Cold Water and washcloth

Paste:
1 tablespoon Baking Soda
1 tablespoon Sugar
2 tablespoons Water

Project Picture:



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Post by: chughes225 on July 07, 2012 03:59:59 AM
I love the jayne hat! A man walks down the street in a hat like that people know hes not afraid of aything  ;)


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Post by: trifle on July 07, 2012 09:22:35 AM
@lightninglisa, thanks. I wanted to be able to bend them in different ways, and attach him to various objects around the house. The pipe-cleaners aren't super convenient, but they are the best I could come up with (so far).

@jennieingram, these bottles are inspiring! I have been underestimating beads :(

I am very psyched about a project I have, hopefully I'll finish it this weekend, it's something I've wanted for a very long time :) Keep your fingers crossed!!


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Post by: teag on July 07, 2012 10:52:17 AM
Challenge:  Reducio
Project Name:Hogwart Students against Voldermore Game
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411107.0

While packing for holiday I realized we needed some form of entertainment and what better entertainment than my limited edition HSAV (Hogwart Students Against Voldemore) Game. which I promptly reduced to fit in my luggage.

  Recently the Wizards council passed a mandate limiting the amount of luggage wizards are allowed to travel with, due to overzealous wizards packing far too much- especially while traveling by broom.

  Many Wizards have been neglectful in properly securing their luggage. as a result these wizards have been "losing" their luggage during flight over  muggle villages- Muggles seeing these falling suitcases starting calling muggle authorities which caused quite an uproar. When Authorities inspected these abandoned suitcases and bags they found  magical items mixed in with the clothing.

  After many of these occurrences muggle authorities formed a committee to investigate these magical items, You can imagine the panic this caused in the wizarding world, in order to prevent magic from being revealed the council worked over time cast memory erasing spells over the villages and newly formed muggle committee. Resulting in more stringent travel laws.

  Because of this classes for reducing spells have become quite popular.









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Post by: Eiseldora on July 07, 2012 11:03:00 AM
Teag, I saw this on the ott hp gallery. My husband being a game designer I'm quite curious how you made the game. Are there original rules to the game or is it just new pieces for a classic game.

Looks great :D


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Post by: raynebeauxx on July 07, 2012 11:13:43 AM
Everyone has been doing so amazing I wish I had more  time to make some hp stuff Ive been moving :/


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Post by: skatergirl1007 on July 07, 2012 11:58:09 AM

Class: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: A non-sparkly Vampire
Brief Description: My dad got that Abraham Lincon Vimpire Hunter book and I read it. It was really good. I found the vimpires in the book interesting, with them being able to go into the sun after building up some resistonce to it. I used a bit of this towle I had used to make an embroidery for my brother. I then painted all on the features onto him. Right now I am calling him Count Paintula. :)
Project Picture: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=538125)


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Post by: AugustBell on July 07, 2012 12:16:49 PM
Class: Transfiguration
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Weekly Menu Board
Brief Description: Saw this on Pinterest and had to have one. I used an old cookie sheet and cocoa boxes.




Class: House Unity
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Hogwarts/HP Mug
Brief Description: My friends and I went to a paint your own pottery place and I painted this mug. I was inspired by a mug I saw on Etsy for the design.




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Post by: teag on July 07, 2012 12:41:40 PM
Teag, I saw this on the ott hp gallery. My husband being a game designer I'm quite curious how you made the game. Are there original rules to the game or is it just new pieces for a classic game.

Looks great :D
  The rules are all mine- But playing games most of my life I am probably highly inspired

The board was hand drawn, colored and painted by me The pieces were created with a variety of materials- Polymers for some shrink plastic, wood, glue, fabric etc- The cards were designed by me- the potions and spells are from the book and movies -

Loving Harry Potter it was inspiring to create this original game


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Post by: Naantje on July 07, 2012 03:28:40 PM
I'm so excited about the craft I'm making for the Potions assignment ("A Forgetfulness Potion is something all first years must learn.  Create something that helps you remember.") I dug up an old corset top I wore very often from ages 15 to 18. It was a cheap one from H&M, but it was really beautiful, a deep burgundy colour with lace edging around the top. It had plastic boning and the same kind of closure a bra has. The boning bent quite badly, and it didn't fit anymore, but I've kept it over the past 5 years, determined to make something new out of it. I've finally decided on it's new destination, and I've spent the evening with my seam ripper, carefully detaching the lace without damaging it (though trick, but I managed!) and preserving everything I'll possibly be able to use. I can't wait to finish it and show you all what it will become!


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Post by: raynebeauxx on July 07, 2012 04:05:04 PM
I HAVE A QUESTION!
If anyone can answer.
Is there anything like a harry potter pen pal NOT A CRAFT SWAP but a straight u
penpal you send mail to talk to & every now & send something  Harry potter related ?
I didnt know where else to ask so i figured here would be a good place/.


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Post by: skatergirl1007 on July 07, 2012 05:01:03 PM
I HAVE A QUESTION!
If anyone can answer.
Is there anything like a harry potter pen pal NOT A CRAFT SWAP but a straight u
penpal you send mail to talk to & every now & send something  Harry potter related ?
I didnt know where else to ask so i figured here would be a good place/.

I don't believe there has been. I think they have had just pen pal swap things but not any themed ones.


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Post by: pinkleo on July 07, 2012 05:03:15 PM
I HAVE A QUESTION!
If anyone can answer.
Is there anything like a harry potter pen pal NOT A CRAFT SWAP but a straight u
penpal you send mail to talk to & every now & send something  Harry potter related ?
I didnt know where else to ask so i figured here would be a good place/.
This is a good place to ask since we are the home of most of the Craftster HP lovers; I'm sure if anyone is interested, they will PM you.  Good luck in finding your penpal mate! ;D

(You could also add your search for a HP penpal in your signature to get more viewers.)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: teaandcraft on July 07, 2012 11:58:59 PM

Class: Muggle Studies
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Wesley Crusher Jumper Hat
Brief Description: I made this hat inspired by Wesley Crusher's striped jumper from Star Trek.





I think it turned out pretty well! I put it on to take a photo, but I'm going to be sending this off to support the 100 Beanie Drive (http://epherielldesigns.com/100-beanie-drive (http://epherielldesigns.com/100-beanie-drive)). It's nice to give something back to the Muggles ^_^


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: katara on July 08, 2012 01:12:06 AM
teag - The board game is fantastic!! I am in awe!  ;D

AugustBell - The weekly menu board is such a good idea! I could definitely do with one of those!  :)

Eiseldora - An ingenious use of the Fibonacci sequence  ;)

lightninglisa - The hat turned out great!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on July 08, 2012 07:33:43 AM
I am going to use a metal butterfly for the base of my portkey so the muggles around here don't start wondering why I have some weird thing in my garden. I think I will paint it and I was wondering does anyone like a certain brand of paint better than others?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on July 08, 2012 09:54:27 AM

Class: Charms 
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Rain Drop People
Brief Description: I came up with this idea to make rain drop people. I then drew it freehand onto my fabric and embroidered it.
Project Picture: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=538279)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: trifle on July 08, 2012 10:51:45 AM
Class: DADA
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Lumos Nightlight

No more Fear Of The Dark  8)



A look behind the magic:



and the back of the behind:



This is my first EL wire project, and I have to tell you, the hardest part was working with transparent thread to secure it to the cardboard. However, I will be much more conservative when folding the stuff next time, you can see lots of cracks in the phosphorus.


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Post by: Ant Bee on July 08, 2012 12:55:12 PM
Merlin's Beard!

I went away for but a week with the family and came back to an explosion of crafty wonders!  There are too many to individually call out, but I will say that I am loving them all and feel so inspired!

I haven't managed to finish much of my homework- I was too busy entertaining nephews with a week-long HP scavenger hunt game through woods and field and lake(complete with rhyming clues on scrolls, riddles, activities and prizes).  Now though, it's back to work and I hope to get some pictures posted asap!

Happy Crafting, everyone!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: AugustBell on July 08, 2012 06:24:53 PM
That Lumos night light is SO COOL!! What a great idea!


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Post by: trifle on July 08, 2012 08:18:27 PM
@Ant Bee, I believe no one here would be able to say no to a week-long HP scavenger hunt, esp one with rhyming clues on scrolls!! You'd probably be able to get some extra credit for sharing some of those ;)

@AugustBell :) Thanks, I can't keep my eyes off it, and it only took a couple of hours!! Now I just need to figure out a way to sound-isolate the driver, which makes a really irritating sound.

Ideas anyone?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: teaandcraft on July 08, 2012 09:06:29 PM
@Trifle - wow! That night light is AWESOME! I've never seen an EL project before, it's so exciting to see new things ^_^


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Post by: Ant Bee on July 08, 2012 09:18:44 PM
Thanks, Trifle!

It was fun, even if my mother and sister were laughing at me as I tried to secret squirrel some of the "Owl" deliveries while the Nephews were obliviously playing nearby.  The kids loved it though, it's the 2nd annual HP Hunt- Last year's ended with giant golden "Dragon" eggs in a nesty patch of grass at the top of a meadow.  It was not easy to beat that memory, I tell you what.

I love the nightlight, is there a tutorial somewhere for us less technically inclined folk?


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Post by: Eiseldora on July 08, 2012 09:47:17 PM
@Ant Bee, I believe no one here would be able to say no to a week-long HP scavenger hunt, esp one with rhyming clues on scrolls!! You'd probably be able to get some extra credit for sharing some of those ;)

@AugustBell :) Thanks, I can't keep my eyes off it, and it only took a couple of hours!! Now I just need to figure out a way to sound-isolate the driver, which makes a really irritating sound.

Ideas anyone?

make sure your fan is clean and balanced. Normally the sound is caused by part of the fan blade hitting the side of the case.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: trifle on July 09, 2012 05:36:53 AM
@Eiseldora, there is no fan, it just produces a frequency that humans can hear, because this is the frequency that the light requires, apparently.

@Ant Bee, have you had any previous experience soldering? If not, I'd def recommend having a friend with some experience the first time, it's the kind of thing that makes you wish you had 5 heat-resistant hands. OR: you can just order the required lenght of wire plus driver and just connect the two with a click when you are ready. They call it ready to use EL wire kit and sell them online, good people. If you are willing to get into the soldering business, there are lots of tutorials actually and EL wire is really easy, because you don't need to think about + and - much. As far as my project goes: I cut a piece of jewelry wire the same length as my EL wire and experimented with it and the size of the lettering, until I was pretty certain I could use as much as possible from the EL wire. This was the most arduous task of all, and, as I mentioned, working with the transparent thread to secure it in the spots where it just didn't want to stay close enough to the cardboard. I made holes in the cardboard with a nail :) very basic. And if I had bought the easy to use EL wire, I could have completely skipped the step with the soldering, but we have all the tools so why not use them :) But basically it is just like working with a really thick tread, except you need to be careful not to bend it too much. EL wire rules! I have been eying it for a very long time, but it wasn't until seeing a live demo and some very cool completed projects recently that I finally realized how easy and rewarding it is.
These scavenger hunts sound better and better...


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Ant Bee on July 09, 2012 06:57:11 AM
Thanks, Trifle, this "EL wire" of which you speak sounds darn cool. I'm going to have to add this to my list of crafting skills I want to learn. (...and crafty bits I want to buy!  Move over yarn, there's a new kid in town!)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on July 09, 2012 12:52:25 PM
@Eiseldora, there is no fan, it just produces a frequency that humans can hear, because this is the frequency that the light requires, apparently.

Well if it doesn't need ventilation then Styrofoam might help


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: indigo_roses on July 09, 2012 05:54:44 PM
Just like when I had homework to do in the muggle world, I've procrastinated with my wizarding homework as well. ::) I finally have some things to show you, though!

Class (or House Pride Item): Knight Bus Challenge
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Unpaper Towels
Brief Description: I made these for my new friend DesignVigilante in the MAF swap. Little does she know that the towels will "absorb" any overheard conversations while on the Knight Bus, and magically transfer that audio to me!
Project Picture:


Class (or House Pride Item): Reducio Challenge
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: HP Coasters
Brief Description: To let my family (they're muggles) see the amazing things that I've seen, I reducio'ed some photographs and transfigured them into coasters. Something in the transfiguration process caused the photos to stop moving, but that's okay. This way they don't have to remember to hide the coasters when they have guests.
Project Picture:

Class (or House Pride Item): Herbology
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Tree Stamp
Brief Description: A stamp made of the rare rubber tree ;P (bottom left)
Project Picture:

Class (or House Pride Item): Charms
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Beach Cover-up
Brief Description: You may use Aguamenti against me, but I won't care if I'm wearing this!
Project Picture:

Class (or House Pride Item): Transfiguration
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Cheesecake
Brief Description: My oh-so-yummy transfiguration project consisted of turning cream cheese, sugar, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and more ingredients into a peanut butter chocolate chip cheesecake! I'll admit, it isn't *completely* finished. It has to sit underneath a cooling charm overnight so that the process doesn't reverse. Tomorrow, it'll be ready to eat!
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on July 09, 2012 06:27:02 PM
Class:Herbology
Project Name: Oak Tree
Brief Description: I traced a stencil of an oak tree and filled it in with water color markers. I was reading about different positive symbols and the oak tree is supposed to be a good symbol for me. Since I'm learning to stencil I found a stencil of an oak tree. To practice I traced the image onto a piece of paper and colored it in, but I might make it into a freezer paper stencil in the future.
Project Picture:


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Post by: Eiseldora on July 09, 2012 06:30:20 PM
Class DADA: Defeat a Boggart.  Craft something inspired by one of your greatest fears
Project Name: Ancestry
Brief Description: My biggest fear is developing mental illness.
Project Picture:


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Post by: Koreena on July 09, 2012 08:15:44 PM
Thank you for the smiles, indigo_roses!  Love your fun & funny descriptions~
This looks like a fun craftalong :)


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Post by: Eiseldora on July 09, 2012 10:51:45 PM
Class:Charms
Project Name:Water Fowl
Brief Description: Practicing using stencils I found a lot of stencils related to birds. Sadly I wasn't able to apply them in a way that fits the theme, but I was trying to include animals that coexist with Water
Project Picture:

Class:Charms
Project Name:Source of Life
Brief Description: Since my first attempt was less than enthusiastic I made another picture that represents the natural balance of water with everything around it.
Project Picture:


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Post by: Eiseldora on July 09, 2012 10:57:24 PM
Class (or House Pride Item):Divination: Create something that can be interpreted as a good sign or a bad omen.
Project Name: Symbols of Good Fortune
Brief Description: I started out trying to make symbols that to me are good signs. Then I started looking up what are symbols of good fortune and luck in various cultures and included them in the picture. Some are drawn better than others, but it was fun learning about all the omens from various cultures.
Project Picture:


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Post by: suereal on July 09, 2012 11:05:48 PM
I'm just a ghost in an obscure picture in an unused hall way, but I'm loveing everything I have see in this cool craft along.  Epic Epic Epic.  Very nice work pinkleo ;D


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Post by: Eiseldora on July 09, 2012 11:26:30 PM
I'm just a ghost in an obscure picture in an unused hall way, but I'm loveing everything I have see in this cool craft along.  Epic Epic Epic.  Very nice work pinkleo ;D

I'd love to see your picture :D

What is the theme, and what are you in the painting.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: katara on July 10, 2012 12:37:29 AM
Class (or House Pride Item): Care of Magical Creatures
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Mystical Unicorn
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411223.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411223.0)
Brief Description: Crocheted Amigurumi Unicorn

Project Picture:



A fortnight ago I got detention for sneaking down to the Hogwarts kitchen for a midnight snack. As punishment I had to venture into the Forbidden Forest to help Hagrid rescue 'Pozy' - an injured unicorn that had been attacked by He-Who-Can't-Be-Named. Hagrid assigned 'Pozy' to my care since I have excellent nursing skills, and I have since nursed her back to good health.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: PhoenixWolf on July 10, 2012 05:27:29 AM
Challenge: Reducio
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: A Tiny Hogwarts: A History
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410017.msg4854065;topicseen#msg4854065 (Page is part of the swap gallery, which in general is filled with epically awesome stuff.
Brief Description: For the OTHPT Rd 3 Swap, my partner v3nu5 had a variety of favorite Harry Potter related things. So I created for her a special copy of Hogwarts: A History which serves to remind her of all her cherished HP memories. It was made with an old cereal box, scrapbook paper, and other little bits and pieces. The miniature Ron is made with craft felt and the bracelet with just glass beads.
Project Pictures: (Pictures courtesty of v3nu5 (Venus) because well the only ones I have were taken in the dark)
Letter I sent & Book's Front coer

Left to Right: Gryfindor 1st Two Pages w/ bracelet, Ron & Hermione page spread w/ a little mini Ron plush,
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=537834)  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=537837)
I really liked the color scheme I made w/ this spread - Weasley's Wizard Weezes

Dobby & a Dumbledore Quote

Snape & Lily Quote, Buckbeak


Venus said she enjoys it, which is good. It was probably the biggest paper-craft project I've done, before it's been mostly bookmarks and such. A fun project!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 10, 2012 08:22:33 AM
Wow!  Yesterday I dedicated on working on a comfortghan.  And I return, the HPC has exploded!
And with this explosion of projects we have reached a milestone (reached it, then passed it 8)).



~*Well Done HPC Summer Students!*~


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: suereal on July 10, 2012 08:34:19 AM
I'm just a ghost in an obscure picture in an unused hall way, but I'm loveing everything I have see in this cool craft along.  Epic Epic Epic.  Very nice work pinkleo ;D

I'd love to see your picture :D

What is the theme, and what are you in the painting.

OO that was just my way of saying I've been haunting the craftalong.  I'm still chin deep unpacking and not set up to be artfull yet.  But it sounds like a good plan to make one in the future ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 10, 2012 08:59:38 AM
Class: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Gryffindor
Project Name & Link: Rainbow Dragon Booties (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411236.0)

Brief Description: First, no dragons were harmed during the creation of these booties.  Rainbow Dragons are named such for the glorious rainbow colored scales.  Sadly, Rainbow Dragons have been almost killed to extinction.  Rainbow Dragons are one of the most docile of the dragons, and they have always been associated with fortune because of their knack of finding precious gems (which they find to be perfect chew toys).  Sadly, dark wizards began capturing Rainbow Dragons and using them in an effort to increase their wealth and subsequently their power.  But Rainbow Dragons cannot bear confinement and die without access to sun and rain water (the only liquid they will drink).  Today, Rainbow Dragons are kept under protection spells, and one day there is hope they will thrive again.  The legend of Rainbow Dragons bringing good fortune still remains, and representations of their wondrous scales are often given to the newly married and to newborns as wishes of good fortune and future happiness.

Project Pictures:




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 10, 2012 09:17:28 AM
Challenge: Reducio
House: Gryffindor
Project Name & Link: Luna Hoopla (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411238.0)

Brief Description: A little Luna Hoopla (4" hoop) I made for WhistleFish in the OTHPT3.  I had so much fun working on this piece, and really didn't want to let it go (which is always a good sign you've crafted something fab for your swap partner). 


Project Pictures:






And I just had to add WhistleFish's pic because it features her new, adorable baby Luna Arabella.



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Post by: katara on July 10, 2012 09:22:43 AM

Pinkleo- I love the dragon rainbow booties!! And the Luna Hoopla is very pretty! :D


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Post by: pinkleo on July 10, 2012 09:41:30 AM
House Unity: Ravenclaw
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Ravenclaw Common Room Slippers
Brief Description: Preparing for the Fall Semester and had to make sure my students were going to be cozy in their common rooms.  First up, my gift to Ravenclaws, Common Room Slippers.

Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 10, 2012 09:42:04 AM

Pinkleo- I love the dragon rainbow booties!! And the Luna Hoopla is very pretty! :D

Thanks! :-*  They were both a joy to craft. ;D


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 10, 2012 10:12:40 AM
Beautifully crafted darling!


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Post by: PenguinSoup on July 10, 2012 10:23:18 AM
Wow, I left for a weekend and there are so many wonderful projects! Too many to mention, I'm blown away by everyone's work. I'm currently working on Herbology and Transfiguration assignments.


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Post by: AugustBell on July 10, 2012 11:31:39 AM
Class: Muggle Studies
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Girl on Fire ATC
Brief Description: I made this Hunger Games/Katniss ATC for mariak in the June ATC Swap. It's a watercolor/ink/and acrylic.



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Post by: chughes225 on July 10, 2012 01:33:21 PM
I love the luna hoop and the dragon booties.  Great job pinkleo!


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Post by: indigo_roses on July 10, 2012 04:35:40 PM
I love the colors of the Rainbow Dragon booties! I've been wanting to make a pair of those for a while, even though I currently have no one to give them to. ::) What yarn did you use to mimic the rare Rainbow Dragons?


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Post by: trifle on July 10, 2012 05:24:34 PM
regarding suereal's statement, I wonder if we might have hit another milestone - first haunted craftalong :D ??


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Post by: pottermouth on July 10, 2012 05:27:43 PM
Love the Ravenclaw slippers, Professor! Thanks for making that "HP Craftalong 200 Crafts" pin, too.


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Post by: pinkleo on July 10, 2012 05:42:47 PM
I love the colors of the Rainbow Dragon booties! I've been wanting to make a pair of those for a while, even though I currently have no one to give them to. ::) What yarn did you use to mimic the rare Rainbow Dragons?
I used Knit Picks Chroma, colorway Prism. :)  (WARNING: This pattern turns out quite small so adjustments do have to be made.  For newborn size, I used the largest sizing & upped the hook to an E.)

Love the Ravenclaw slippers, Professor! Thanks for making that "HP Craftalong 200 Crafts" pin, too.
It was my pleasure. 8)


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Post by: skier3439 on July 10, 2012 06:14:35 PM
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411266.0

i did iT! noT REALLY SURE IF THIS IS HOW I'M SUPPOSED TO POST IT


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: teaandcraft on July 10, 2012 07:12:36 PM
@Pinkleo Wow! Your projects are amazing, and I am in total awe of how quick you seem to make things  :o Those Rainbow Dragon booties are squee inducing, and the Luna hoopla is pure perfection! I really want to make versions of both! ^_^ Plus, the Ravenclaw slippers look super cosy and perfect for wearing in front of a roaring fire ^_^


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 10, 2012 08:04:13 PM
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411266.0

i did iT! noT REALLY SURE IF THIS IS HOW I'M SUPPOSED TO POST IT

Congratulations!  I'm loving your project (and slightly creeped out too...the eyelashes pushed it over for me....but still awe!).  To turn in projects for the HP Craftalong, all you need to do is post in here (many on Craftster has no idea about what what's going on in here....shocking I know!...and here HP lovers would love to ooooooo & ahhhhhhh over your project pics)  But you can definitely post your projects in their appropriate Craftster boards.  I'm off to add your project to the list.

@Pinkleo Wow! Your projects are amazing, and I am in total awe of how quick you seem to make things  :o Those Rainbow Dragon booties are squee inducing, and the Luna hoopla is pure perfection! I really want to make versions of both! ^_^ Plus, the Ravenclaw slippers look super cosy and perfect for wearing in front of a roaring fire ^_^
Well, those pieces were OTHPTs so I've been crafting on them for a bit but had to hold off posting so I didn't ruin any surprises.  The Ravenclaw Slippers I crafted a bit ago as well; I kept forgeting to post them in here.  (And if it is crocheting, I've been hooking since 1983 so I can race through small projects 8))


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: skier3439 on July 10, 2012 09:51:06 PM
Class : Care of Magical Creatures
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: He was gooD Elf



So the geekery in my house just doesnít stop.  I felt that we needed something a little crazy so I crafted us a house elf.
 

 



 

Heís made of paper mache with bones made of tin foil duct tape and plastic shopping bags.
I mixed all of the flesh tones from your standard red, yellow, blue white and sepia acrylic paints. And put layers and layers to try and make him look more alive.  Then I sponged on tacky glue to make him look more fleshy and less paint-y.

But finally I individually seated  eyelashes .I really think thatís what made him look real. 
Now all he needs is a nameÖ
 

Any suggestions?


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Post by: teaandcraft on July 11, 2012 12:50:03 AM
@skier Great project. I agree with Pinkleo though, it's a bit creepy! But, in a very cool way ~_^


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Post by: trifle on July 11, 2012 06:34:45 AM
the eyelashes really add a nice touch :)


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Post by: pinkleo on July 11, 2012 06:54:25 AM
:-* perfect turn-in skier3439 ;D

again, fab job!


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Post by: pinkleo on July 11, 2012 07:25:03 AM
Dear HPCers,

Just a little owl to let you know that I have set up a discussion thread for Back to Hogwarts 3 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411283.0) in the New Swap Theme Ideas.  Stop by and say hi! ;D

Sincerely,
pinkleo


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Post by: wifeofbath on July 11, 2012 06:26:38 PM
Pinkleo, those are all amazing.

Skier3439, a house elf head on the wall is a wee bit creepy, but the eyelashes really do make the perfect finishing touch.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: teaandcraft on July 12, 2012 02:37:14 AM
Class: Herbology
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Faux Letterpress Blocks
Project Page Link: http://teaandcraft.blogspot.com.au/ (http://teaandcraft.blogspot.com.au/)



I made these faux letterpress blocks using two non-wand woods to look like a wand wood. Hmmm, sneaky; but I am a Slytherin ~_^

I've got a semi-tutorial on my blog (the link is above), but they are really easy to make. Basically, I glued craft letters onto blocks, cedar stained them, and then distressed them.



I'll be selling these to gullible muggles decorating my craft room with them ~_^


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Post by: pinkleo on July 12, 2012 07:40:52 AM
@lightninglisa: This is fabulous!  I love the look of letterpress blocks.  :-* Thank you for sharing!


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Post by: hgddm on July 12, 2012 10:48:26 AM
LOVE that project! Yay letterpress blocks. I have an assignment for Follow the Spiders but it's for a swap partner so I can't post it yet ;)


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Post by: pottermouth on July 12, 2012 01:11:15 PM
Class: Portkey
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Pork-key Around Town
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: We decided to place our Portkey today so we drove around looking for an inconspicuous location. We first tried the comic shop but figured Muggles would surely find it.


Then we went to Lady and Sons. What were we thinking?!


The fountain was a bust, too.


But that was because they were filming CBGB. Alas! Did not see Snape! Or Ron!

Also tried The Bird Girl statue, Forrest Gump's bench, and Sisters of the New South Soul Food. I think we are going about this wrong and will just chuck Pork-key in the backyard.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: trifle on July 12, 2012 03:20:07 PM
love the Pork-Key!!! hahahahaha :D

Class: Charms
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Second Challenge Top

Something to dive into the Black Lake with.



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Post by: teag on July 12, 2012 09:53:20 PM
pork key, lol


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: katara on July 12, 2012 10:33:08 PM
I love the faux letterpress blocks!! The pork-key is funny and the top looks great!! I'm currently struggling with detention - the unfinished project I chose to work on is time-consuming!! Now I know why I never finished it in the first place...(sigh)

I'm also in need of some inspiration for the portal key challenge. I have 2 possible places where I can take photos but I don't have a clue as to what to make and time is running out fast!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on July 13, 2012 12:38:25 AM
I'm also in need of some inspiration for the portal key challenge. I have 2 possible places where I can take photos but I don't have a clue as to what to make and time is running out fast!!

If you have spots picked out. Why not make something that muggles wouldn't pay much attention to if left in the area?



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: katara on July 13, 2012 05:29:03 AM
I'm also in need of some inspiration for the portal key challenge. I have 2 possible places where I can take photos but I don't have a clue as to what to make and time is running out fast!!

If you have spots picked out. Why not make something that muggles wouldn't pay much attention to if left in the area?



Are we supposed to leave our portal key object in a public place? I thought we just had to take photos?! ...now I'm confused...


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 13, 2012 07:44:04 AM
@ pottermouth: Your Pork-Key is the best!  Love your pics!  Your portkey has been registered.

@trifle: lovely top...you are brave to dive into the Black Lake

I'm also in need of some inspiration for the portal key challenge. I have 2 possible places where I can take photos but I don't have a clue as to what to make and time is running out fast!!
If you have spots picked out. Why not make something that muggles wouldn't pay much attention to if left in the area?
Or you can do what I did and carry your portkey around and have silly muggles stare at you thinking, "Why in the world is the lady carrying a teapot, with a cozy nonetheless."  :D

Seriously, you can craft anything big or small.  Even something like a mere granny square could be a portkey.  GOOD LUCK!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 13, 2012 09:34:15 AM
Are we supposed to leave our portal key object in a public place? I thought we just had to take photos?! ...now I'm confused...

No, you don't have to leave your portkey anywhere.  You just have to take pictures of it in someplace other than your home. 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 13, 2012 10:02:27 AM
Class: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Care of Magical Creatures Charm Bracelet
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411370.0

Brief Description:  This bracelet is my ode to one of classes I would most like to take at Hogwarts, Care of Magical Creatures. It includes 15 pewter and Tibetan silver charms depicting some of the world's most famous magical creatures, including: a thestral, veela, fairy, acromantula, mermaid, dragon, basilisk, sphinx, giant squid, cat, phoenix, griffin, gnome, owl, & unicorn.  The beads are a rainbow mix of glass, shell, stone, and crystal beads.

Project Picture:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: varifiresis on July 13, 2012 01:59:09 PM
I was offline for a few days and am blown away by all the awesome in the new projects! Every thing looks so great!

I have had a couple of set backs on my portkey project and might have to come up with an alternate project. The rainy weather we have had for the last week has completely thrown off my drying and curing times and that deadline seems to be coming up so soon!  :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on July 13, 2012 03:11:24 PM
Are we supposed to leave our portal key object in a public place? I thought we just had to take photos?! ...now I'm confused...

No, you don't have to leave your portkey anywhere.  You just have to take pictures of it in someplace other than your home. 

I'm sorry you asked for inspiration. I thought it might help. since a portkey can be anything it might be nice if it was something that felt natural in the area like a fake flower, or a carved stone, or even a yarnbomb.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 13, 2012 03:16:50 PM
Are we supposed to leave our portal key object in a public place? I thought we just had to take photos?! ...now I'm confused...
No, you don't have to leave your portkey anywhere.  You just have to take pictures of it in someplace other than your home.  
Sorry for any confusion. :P   Yes, you just take a pic of your portkey anywhere except inside your house.  (and :-* jennie)

@jennie: The bracelet turned out gorgeous!  I love the rainbow! ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on July 13, 2012 10:00:57 PM
Finished my port key (yay!) but ended up not being able to go to my photo spot today. Am going to have to think of a plan B spot. Soon-soon I hope! Don't want to miss Quidditch!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: katara on July 15, 2012 12:27:34 AM
I'm sorry you asked for inspiration. I thought it might help. since a portkey can be anything it might be nice if it was something that felt natural in the area like a fake flower, or a carved stone, or even a yarnbomb.

@Eiseldora - you gave me an idea for my port key :D Thank you very much for the suggestions!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: tiamatfire on July 15, 2012 02:53:35 PM
Challenge: Reparo!
Project name: Mini playpen

I've always wanted a doll house, and now that I have a baby girl I'm going to be building her one!  When I found a bag of miniature nursery furniture for $3.99 at Value Village I couldn't pass it up, but sadly a few pieces were broken!  A rocking chair became my portkey (pictures once it stops raining so I can place it) and a playpen became my reparo piece.

It only needed some glue to put on one side, and I decided to recover the ugly gingham mattress.





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on July 15, 2012 06:16:16 PM
Class: Port Key Challenge
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Penny Bracelet Port Key
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411463.0

Brief Description:  When I think of Port Key, I think of muggle garbage, something they'd look passed if they saw it on the ground.  So as I was trying to decide what kind of garbage to make, I had a lightbulb moment and thought of pennies.  Pennies are something that muggles don't usually bother about.  So crafting with pennies it was, and after searching for ideas the penny bracelet was born.

Project Picture:


And my port key spot.  It traveled to the Golden Spike Museum and got to meet the trains.  (Those that possibly lead to the American Wizardry school)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Ant Bee on July 15, 2012 07:58:24 PM
*With bleary eyes and looking obliviated I stumble out of Snape's office after detention all.weekend.long. And still that baby blanket isn't finished.  Oh, the knitting, she teaches the patience, she does.)*

The Projects look really good around here: that penny bracelet looks great!  And I love the doll house furniture!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: AugustBell on July 16, 2012 07:29:03 AM
Ok, a piggy portkey?! Get out of town! How adorable is that? And he's so adventurous. Love him.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 16, 2012 09:55:59 AM
@tiamatfire: fab spellwork...I love mini dollhouse pieces; makes me want a dollhouse when I grow up. (I've built them for my daughter & niece, but one day there will be a house for me.)

@patty_o_furniture: I just adore that penny bracelet!  And LOVE your portkey pic.  Your portkey has been registered. 8)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: tiamatfire on July 16, 2012 01:32:57 PM
Challenge: Portkey
Project name: Fairy chair

So I fixed up one of the broken dollhouse nursery rockers, by gluing one of the rocker pieces and then crocheting a tiny cushion.  I hid it at the library under an invisibility spell to muggles.  (I actually wrote "Portkey to London" on the underside of the seat, hoping a curious child will find it and be delighted!)







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Post by: SiakelA on July 16, 2012 03:39:15 PM
I love the chair!!


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Post by: Ant Bee on July 16, 2012 04:30:35 PM
Chair=Too Cute!

Love it!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pottermouth on July 17, 2012 06:31:30 AM
patty_o- your penny bracelet is cent-sational. And it only cost you nine cents (more or less)!

tiamatfire- leaving the little chair at the library was a brilliant idea. Maybe some child found it and thought it was for "tome gnomes" that live there.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 17, 2012 07:03:23 AM
@tiamatfire: love your portkey.  love the little crocheted cushion.  love your pic.  LOVE that you left it the library with Portkey Message for someone little one to find.  Your portkey has been registered; see you at the Quidditch match. ;D

@pottermouth: adding to my long list of inspirations....tome gnomes. 8)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: katara on July 17, 2012 07:38:29 AM
Class (or House Pride Item): Transfiguration
House: (if desired) Hufflepuff
Project Name: Sock Monkeys
Brief Description: I've been practicing my Transfiguration spellwork, but things have been exploding in my face every time... that is until now. Much to my astonishment my spell actually worked today! It worked out so well that I even got it right the second time round and 2 sock monkeys transfigured out of 2 pairs of dirty old smelly socks!!
;) *waving my wand: 'Transfigaro sockus!'

Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on July 17, 2012 10:09:27 AM
Very cool.

I have wanted to make a monkey for my niece but can't find a knitting pattern or purple socks.

Great project


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pottermouth on July 17, 2012 03:13:28 PM
Class: Astronomy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: That 70's Smock
Project Page Link:This Apron Pattern (http://tadacreations.blogspot.com/2010/02/hand-embroidery-tutorial.html)
Brief Description: I found a really retro embroidery pattern of 1970's designs at a thrift shop and decided to embroider (!) the stylized sun pattern onto a smock. I swear it is a sun and not a flower! The 70's were weird like that!




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on July 17, 2012 06:44:54 PM
Very Bright :D

I'm off tomorrow and I plan to work on my detention with Snape. It may the only challenge I've not done yet.

Its strange I don't have any crafting to do. All my swap packages are sent, no homework here, no projects for friends. I might actually have to craft something for myself...so strange :D.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Ant Bee on July 17, 2012 09:22:07 PM
Class (or House Pride Item): Potions
House: (if desired) Slytherin
Project Name: Travel Potion Package
Description: The assignment was to ..."create something to help you remember..." so I am submitting for review the package I did up fr the nephews during our week long HP scavenger hunt game.  I made this package, and the whole game, to give the boys something that will help them remember that "Crazy Ant Bee" was aways doing wacky things for them when they were kids. Also, the act of making it, hiding it and then watching them use it will help me remember them at this age.  I was on the fence about submitting it bc I think it stretches the notion of "crafting" but I'm not the judge, and it is summer school so... I humbly await the verdict.
Here it is:
One of the "owls" they received included a recipe for "Happiness Potion" and told them an owl would deliver the package of supplies later in the day.  Through careful planning (i.e. hiding from them as I shuffled things around the yard and hired on a relative to holler "Hey! An owl just dropped something over there!!" after I ran away.) they found a package with bottles of ingredients (all sugar/fruit based so no matter what they made they could drink it.  No guarantees it wouldn't turn a stomach, but at least it wouldn't be poisonous!), portable "cauldrons" (mason jars), and vials for storing the finished potion (tubes for custom mixing glitter).  They loved it.  I made up labels in marker and pencil and glued them on with good ol' Aleene's tacky glue.  I hand opened and poured the contents of more pixy sticks then I care to count into the bottles to make "dried pulverized billywig stings" and the like and the Mandrake's Tears" in the flask style bottle was pineapple/orange juice (which has a nice muddy coloring) sealed with red wax to keep the cork in place during "flight".
Project Picture:
The Potion letter:


The top of box:


Inside the Box:


Here's hoping the pics go up properly. I suspect they are all sideways, but if they at least post then that's a win for me as I have yet to make that happen on Craftster!

Thanks for looking!

(Hmm, I don't think it worked. I do have the pics stored in the Craftster Photo Hosting along with the purse I couldn't post in here.  Looks like my next Snape detention will be getting pics to work right on this site!)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on July 18, 2012 01:07:49 AM

*rushes in late*

I've been admiring everyone work from afar but wasn't sure I'd be able to give this my best attempt and attention since my Slytherin ambition has kept me very busy, but then I realised I wasn't going to suddenly get less busy so I'd just have to make room for the important things:  like the HP Summer Semester!  ;D Today I wrote a list of ideas for class assignments, have just now assembled my supplies and am about to leap into them. I hope my assignments will still be accepted!

*rushes out, robes billowing, fingers glue free for a very limited amount of time*



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 18, 2012 07:02:52 AM
YAY Sock Monkeys!  I LOVE Sock Monkeys!  Fabulous spellwork katara!

pottermouth: Adorable Apron.  And amazing embroidery work.  I shall be pinning!

Ant Bee:  Are these the pics you are looking to post? (these are the thumbnail pics, click on them to make larger)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=539954)    (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=539953)    (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=539952)

If so, to add them to your post you need to use the link under the heading Copy and paste this into your Craftster post.  Also, you can use the Edit Photo feature to rotate your pictures.  You click on Edit Photo; it will take you to the edit photo screen.  There under the thumbnail you can Rotate CCW, Rotate CW, Flip Vertical, Flop Horizontal, and Rebuild Thumbnail.  Hope that helps!


and...
Welcome to Hogwarts special_occasion!  I can't wait to see your crafty magic! ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on July 18, 2012 09:27:18 AM
Class: Portkey
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Dino Planter
Brief Description: I was visting family with my mom and grandma out of state. One of the days we went to a few grage sales. At one of them were some dinos and a lion. My mom and I ended up buying them to try making them into those little planters that we have seen. I did one yesterday and it took me about 30 minutes. All I did was use my x-acto knife to make a big hole in my dino's back and then picked out a blue color and painted it all over him. I painted his eyes and smile with black. The muggles next door were wondering why I could not figure out how to use a paint bush or x-acto knife. Cus you know the one day you think "oh this would be a nice day to work on this outside" all the muggles in the neghberhood are out and about.  :)
Project Picture: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=540029)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: tiamatfire on July 18, 2012 08:23:35 PM
Challenge: Snape's Detention
Project name: Prairie Bonnet

I cut out several prairie bonnets a week after baby girl was born, but only sewed one together!  I've now sewn another one.  This one is reversible, with music notes on right side and a bold red and black damask-type print on the other.




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on July 18, 2012 11:42:42 PM
I had a busyish day. Finished up many things I'd wanted, but still wish I had more time. I'm posting the things I finished today.

Class: Herbology
Project Name: Knitted Leaf
Project Page Link: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Eiseldora/leaf-cloth-trio-3
Brief Description: I knitted a leaf today. Its a washcloth I've made many times before but this one was for me.
I believe its a leaf from a Catalpa tree, but not certain.
I used Bamboo Spa Yarn so its very soft.
Project Picture:
all my knitted leaf cloths (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=540146)
This is the first one I've made for myself with the bamboo yarn.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on July 18, 2012 11:43:50 PM
Class:*Reparo*
Project Name: Winter Skirts
Project Page Link: When I first made the skirt (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=396059.0)
Brief Description: I first learned how to sew in December. My mom showed me how to make 6 panel skirts. 2 of the skirts I made where fraying at the seams. Since first learning how to sew my skills have advanced slightly, so I rehemed the skirts, and took in the sides so they fit better. 
Project Picture:
Before


After

No hole or fraying


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on July 18, 2012 11:47:47 PM
Class:*Detention with Snape*
Project Name: Summer Skirt
Project Page Link: Tutorial (http://pinterest.com/pin/41447259041165663/)
Previous Skirt I made for swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410106.msg4850669#msg4850669)
Brief Description: I wanted to make some summery skirts to wear. Something that would be knee length. I found a pattern for a skirt, and used it to make an item for the Sew Summery Swap. When I made the skirt I also bought fabric to make myself 4 skirts. Today I made a skirt for myself.  I have made two other for myself, but I don't seem to have pictures. I still have fabric for 2 more skirts.
Project Picture:





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on July 18, 2012 11:52:45 PM
Class:Muggle Studies
Project Name: Serenity
Project Page Link: Tardis Stencil I made in program (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410020.msg4860976#msg4860976)
Brief Description:I've recently learned about stenciling. I used freezer stencils before, but on Monday I taught a group of teens how to make stencils using office supplies. They used Manilla File Folders, but I used plastic folders to make a Tardis and started to cut out the Serenity ship. I finished cutting it out today, and stenciled two shirts. One for my husband and one for myself.
Project Picture:
Shirt for DH (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=540143) Dried (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=540150) Shirt for me (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=540149)  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=540145)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: katara on July 19, 2012 02:46:14 AM
Class (or House Pride Item): Herbology
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: The Green Man
Brief Description: I made an Oak Green Man Ornament out of air dry clay. I painted it with acrylics.
"A Green Man is a sculpture, drawing, or other representation of a face surrounded by or made from leaves. Branches or vines may sprout from the nose, mouth, nostrils or other parts of the face and these shoots may bear flowers or fruit. Commonly used as a decorative architectural ornament, Green Men are frequently found on carvings in churches and other buildings".

Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: katara on July 19, 2012 03:07:05 AM
Class (or House Pride Item): Astronomy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Sunshine!
Brief Description: Lately I've been studying a common middle-sized yellow star which scientists have named Sol. I've discovered that it has enormous transfiguration power too! It can transform a dead seed into a living growing plant! Sol, has become my Magical Muse  :D.

Project Picture:

I made some ornaments



and decorated a wooden spoon



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: katara on July 19, 2012 03:49:20 AM
@patty_o_furniture: The Penny Bracelet Port Key is great!!

@pottermouth: That 70's smock is so pretty! Fab embroidery work :)

@skier3439: You did an awesome job on that House Elf! My name suggestion for him is Oswald

@Eiseldora: That skirt looks so light and airy. Perfect for summer :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: chughes225 on July 19, 2012 05:27:28 AM
Great job on the Serenity shirt.  I love the firefly series. 


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Post by: FiberAlchemist on July 19, 2012 02:48:26 PM
So I've been crafting up a storm and slacking majorly on taking pictures.  So today I made a point to get everything in order, get pictures taken and post them.  So this post might be a tad bit on the long side.  :-[

Class (or House Pride Item): Transfiguration
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Starburst Mirror
Brief Description: I found a bunch of leftover shims in my garage and took inspiration from the internet and needing something on my living room wall and created a starburst mirror.  I sanded the shims just to take the rough edges off, stained them and glued them to a wooden disk then glued a mirror to the front.

Project Picture:


Class (or House Pride Item): Potions
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Scrabble Pillows
Brief Description: Being a Type-A, high strung person I have a hard time relaxing.  So I decided to make a set of pillows for my bed that will help me remember to slow down and take time to relax.  I made the cases out of tan muslin and stenciled the letters with their Scrabble point value on the front.

Project Picture:


Class (or House Pride Item): Muggle Studies
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: I Wear the Cheese
Brief Description: One of my favorite muggle television programs is Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  This is a quotation from the last episode of season 4 called Restless.  All of the main characters have dreams and the "cheese man" is a reoccurring character in each of their dreams and this is one of the things he says in the episode.

Project Picture:


Class (or House Pride Item): DADA
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: No one ever suspects the butterfly....
Brief Description: I have an irrational fear of butterflies and moths.  I've had it for as long as I can remember (and according to my mom from even before I can remember) and when I saw that Bart Simpson wanted to come back in his next life as a butterfly; because "No one ever suspects the butterfly" I completely agreed.  I stitched this up and tried out the new Sharpie fabric pens to fill in the color.

Project Picture:


Class (or House Pride Item): Detention with Snape
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Quilts
Brief Description:  I had a stack of quilt tops folded up in a chair that needed to be finished.  These are the three that I sandwiched, quilted and bound for my detention.  Snape seemed pleased.

Project Picture:


Class (or House Pride Item): Reducio
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Draco's Tiny Trunk
Brief Description: I created this miniature Hogwarts trunk for MadHattah for the One Tiny Harry Potter Thing Swap.  It has a set of polymer clay textbooks, a cauldron, an owl, a wand, chocolate frog and Bertie Botts Beans, a snitch and a set of robes and knitted scarf in Slytherin colors.

Project Picture:


So if you're still reading this thanks.  :D  I do have my portkey finished and plan to take it out for pictures tomorrow. 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on July 19, 2012 02:56:14 PM
haha, love the Bart Butterfly.  Knew exactly which episode it came from right away. 
...Dang.  Bart Butterfly is what I should have done my DADA on! 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pottermouth on July 19, 2012 04:10:08 PM
FiberAlchemist- your Starburst Mirror is fab. I think I am going to steal your idea.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pottermouth on July 19, 2012 04:17:45 PM
Class: Potions
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Inspiration Board
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I found a cork board at a thrift shop and knew I could use it to help me remember stuff I have to do...or for crafts I want to make. It is painted with acrylic paint and glittery sealant and I used a paint pen to freehand a quote from JK Rowling. I haven't decided on what to paint on the perimeter of the board. Maybe the house colours?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 19, 2012 06:14:46 PM
Oh my goodness!  :o  What an explosion of fantastic projects!

Please note that I'm going on vacation July 22-25.  (Just so y'all know why projects are not being updated during that time.)  I'll be back July 26 to catch up on assignments & challenges.

Okay off to add tons of fab completed assignment links.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: katara on July 20, 2012 01:43:20 AM
@FiberAlchemist - I LOVE your scrabble pillows! What a great idea!

@pottermouth - The Inspiration Board looks FAB!

I've finished my port key and will be taking some photographs over the weekend.  :D I'm still serving my detention - at least it's 60% done so far...


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on July 20, 2012 03:51:56 AM
Class: Potions
House: Slytherin
Project Name: The Price Of Magic
Brief Description: With all the forgetfulness potions floating around Hogwarts, it's only sensible to create something that will help me remember in case I should ever drink one inadvertently. This reminds me that anything is only as special, meaningful and exciting as you let it be. I remember seeing a bracelet in an op shop (thrift store) when I was a little girl and I thought it was the most magical thing I'd ever seen and that it must have belonged to a princess. Mum bought it for me even though I wasn't raised to expect presents all the time outside of Birthdays and Christmas. It was only 50 cents, but I was amazed I could have something so beautiful and thought it must have been worth millions more. It broke a long time ago but I made this today to remind me that we have the power to decide what is magical and special and that has nothing to do with money.
(Section of broken bracelet attached to painted thrifted medallion attached to red velvet in painted thrifted frame.)       
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on July 20, 2012 04:03:06 AM

Since I've joined so late in the Semester I can't possibly list all the crafts on here which I've thought were wonderful, but I'll mention some:

@Katara: The Green Man is just perfect and is it wrong that I really want to eat your Sunshine ornaments?
@FiberAlchemist: your star burst mirror looks fantastic, you are going to giggle when you see my next assignment, there must be something about the Summer Semester which draws us to round mirrors  ;)
@Pottermouth: Iíve been looking for a cork board for ages but they all looked so boring: yours is beautiful  :)




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on July 20, 2012 04:47:07 AM

Class: Divination
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Ladybird Ladybird Fly Away Home...No, Wait, Come Back!
Brief Description: Lady birds are a good omen and being in Slytherin I make my own luck: why have one lucky item of clothing when you can make a series of good omen lavender sachets for your wardrobe so everything you wear can be lucky? ;) Please forgive the late night photography!
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 20, 2012 07:53:32 AM
@special_occasion: lovely pieces!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: greybird on July 20, 2012 10:08:14 AM
special_occasion:  I love, love, love your Price of Magic piece!   Not only is it pretty, but the idea behind it is so lovely!     :D




I've finished my portkey... now I just need to get photos of it out in the wild so I can be registered for Quidditch!   ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: katara on July 20, 2012 10:50:01 AM
@special_occasion: The 'Price of Magic' came out beautifully! I absolutely LOVE it!! Would steal it if I could... ;)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: wifeofbath on July 21, 2012 07:15:02 PM
special_occasion, I really like the idea behind your potions assignment and it came out really well. It kind of ties in with your screen name, too.

Also good to know I'm not the only one who looked at Katara's sunshine ornaments and thought "yummy cookies!"


Fiber Alchemist, lots of good projects. I really liked Draco's little trunk. I'd want to put it under a bell jar or something so I could look at it all the time without fear of losing the tiny pieces.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on July 21, 2012 10:10:58 PM

House: Slytherin
Project Name: House Pride Necklace/Earring Set
Brief Description: Realising a little too late that I could not find a silver bead anywhere in the house (but we all know they're irretrievably dug into the carpet somewhere) I figured that the Slytherin pride would still slither from this fake green pearl and black bead jewellery set.
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on July 21, 2012 10:23:49 PM
Class: Care Of Magical Creatures
House: Slytherin
Project Name: A Really Massive Tiny Responsibility
Brief Description: Please excuse the onslaught of pictures (only assignment I've done which requires it) but I thought my classmates and instructors would appreciate them and I might not be believed otherwise. An owl I didn't recognise arrived at my window carrying a tiny package. I opened it (the package, not the owl) and, well, it seems I've been chosen to raise a little dragon  :o Wish us luck  ;) (Matchstick for size reference: I don't know how I made it, I just sat there and tried till it was done so sorry I can't share a tutorial, also think I'll repaint the egg a little more intricately)
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: teaandcraft on July 21, 2012 11:22:22 PM
Hi all! I've finally finished some more projects - yay ^_^

Class: Charms
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Raincloud Brooch
Brief Description: It's winter here and it's quite rainy; although I don't like being caught in the weather, I do enjoy reading inside while the raindrops fall. A lot of people draw rainclouds as sad, but I've always drawn mine as happy (I imagine that they quite enjoy raining on people ^_^) so I thought I would make a badge version of one of my drawings. It's made with Sculpey and tiger tail.



Class: Divination
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Release the Krakken!
Brief Description: I was reading through some books on symbolism, looking for inspiration for this class, when I learnt that octopuses (octopi?) were considered to provide protection from evil and good luck. Sounds good to me! I made these tentacles earrings from Sculpey. The spray paint I used made them really shiny! ^_^



Class: Astronomy
House: Slytherin
Project Name: That's no moon
Brief Description: I came up with this idea while sleeping and thought I was so clever and original. Turns out, I'm not; there is a poster with the same concept. But I decided to make this necklace anyway. One side is the moon and features an adaptation of the phrase Renť Magritte's famous pipe painting.



The other side is the Death Star ~_^ (You can thank my Muggle studies class for that reference ~_^)



I've really been enjoying all the crafts posted on this thread! I especially enjoyed FiberAlchemist's "relax" cushions, Katara's sock monkeys, and jennieingram's charm bracelet. You're all very talented! ^_^


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on July 22, 2012 12:14:44 AM
@lightninglisa: I love that not only is your cloud happy to be raining but the rain drops are happy to be falling too!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on July 22, 2012 12:31:56 AM
House Pride Item: Ravenclaw Pride
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: First Year Scarf
Brief Description: I was placed in Ravenclaw by Pottermore, so I decided to celebrate by making a scarf for Ravenclaw. I made due with yarn in my stash, but after completing, I ran to the yarn store and bought better mats. I hope to make a better scarf soon.
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on July 22, 2012 12:32:32 AM

Class: Potions
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Yoga Poses
Brief Description: I enjoy doing yoga. I was told to include one restorative yoga pose in my practice each day. A sequence was suggested to me, but I often forget which pose to do on which day. So I stenciled a posterboard with the poses, in the order of the week. To make it easer to remember which day goes with each pose I also added a M W and F to help me see the pose at a quick glance.
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 22, 2012 08:00:21 AM
@special_occasion: fabulous beadwork...your little dragon is beyond adorable! ;D

@lightnlisa: Been busy? ;)  That rain cloud is so cute!

@Eiseldora: The Claws should be thrilled to have you in the Tower.  Fab Scarf! 8)


I'm in awe at all the projects that have been turned in!  (I'm curious to see how much I can fit into the completed projects post....fear it is going to explode!  Note for next term: Save lots of spots!)  Now remember I will be on vacation (and away from the internet....waterparks & computers just don't mix....and when not at the waterpark with kiddos, I'll eat & fall down in exhaustion!).  I'll Miss Y'all!  And see ya' July 26!  Until then, have tons of crafty fun! :-*


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: wifeofbath on July 22, 2012 08:03:28 AM
Class: Charms
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Water, Water, Everywhere



While I was waiting for more materials for my arithmancy project to arrive by post, I started toying around with my Charms homework. My favorite way to take water is to first make it hot and let tea leaves steep in it, so I thought I would make a cosy for my tea press out of this yarn whose color reminds me of water. (Moda Dea Cartwheel in Sea Blues.) I made the pattern up as I went. I hoped when I started it would look a bit like a stylized waterdrop. That didn't work out, but I'm happy with it.

However, while I was working on it things went a little Fantasia-ish, in that it occurred to me that I needed other watery kitchen stuff. For starters, other people had gotten all but a couple of the scrubbies/tawashi I made a year or two back. So I made a pile just for me.



I only meant to make two or three, but they're mildly addictive so I had to stop myself at eight. I also did two mint tawashi I haven't seamed up yet; other people got ALL the mint tawashi I made before.

Then it occurred to me I still didn't have one of those handy-dandy button loop towels for drying my hands. So I made a solid blue one with a crocheted top, then two fishy-print ones with knit tops. All three toppers were made up as I went. Conclusion: I'm still bad at crocheting back and forth, and I think if I ever make these again I'll make sewn toppers.



Also, tea cosies are fun and I want to make more.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 22, 2012 11:13:55 AM
Have a wonderful vacation pinkleo!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: AugustBell on July 22, 2012 11:20:47 AM
That beaded dragon is so cute! Love it!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: greybird on July 22, 2012 07:12:43 PM
Class:  Portkey Challenge
House: Gryffindor
Project Name:  Leaf Key
Brief Description: I was thinking about what I should make for a portkey and I wanted to make something that muggles would overlook or not see.  So I crocheted a leaf in the hopes that if I hung it among some foliage that they would think it belonged there and so would not disturb it.    :)


At a nearby muggle industrial/commercial property.


A better view so you can see the actual leaf shape.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: katara on July 23, 2012 01:02:14 AM
Class: Portkey Challenge
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Ojo de Dios (God's eye)

Brief Description: For my Portkey I decided to weave a "A God's eye" from special yarn that is invisible to muggles ;) I thought it would be a perfect portkey as it's regarded as a magical object and the four points represent the elemental processes earth, fire, air, and water - perfect for opening a travel port!  :D

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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on July 23, 2012 10:44:48 PM
Class (or House Pride Item): *Follow the Spiders*
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Flags
Brief Description: This week I decided to provide markers, sticks and papers for teens to create flags. Ideally they would create country flags for the Olympics, but they decided to take it in a different direction. We had a battle between red mushroom and green mushroom joined by Pokťmon on one side and an army of minecraft creepers on the other. Each creature was represented by a flag and the verbal battles were hilarious. I decided to go off target as well and make a spider flag for the HP challenge. Below is a picture of all the flags I made with the teens.
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 24, 2012 06:37:43 AM
Challenge: Portkey
House:Gryffindor
Project Name: London Calling Charm Bracelet
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411886.0
Brief Description: Between the talk of the summer Olympics, and all the BBC shows (ie. tons of Doctor Who) I watch, I've been longing for a trip to London.  Wait, this is the perfect reason to enchant a portkey!

Project Picture...  What, can't find the portkey? 


Oh, here it is!  Draped around a wing of the Paper Crane sculpture on the WKU campus!  The Muggles will never notice, but the other witches and wizards traveling to the Quidditch World Cup should all be able to find the location easily!  (Plus, isn't this just a lovely work of art?)


The portkey is my latest charm bracelet, which I've affectionately named my "London Calling" bracelet.  The charms are a mix of Tibetan silver, pewter, and enamel and include a crown, postcard, 3 enamel Union Jacks, an enamel double decker bus, a teacup & kettle, royal mail stamp, Underground sign, suitcase, pewter bus, red phone booth and a rose.


The beads are a mix of Czech glass, crystal, acrylic, and jade beads in shades of blue, white and red.  (The acrylic ones are flocked velvet from Ms. pinkleo!)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on July 25, 2012 12:42:26 AM

I really like all the port keys people are coming up with! Beautiful! I have no idea what I'm going to do for mine but I'll keep thinking.


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Post by: patty_o_furniture on July 25, 2012 08:55:40 AM
Class: Knight Bus
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bridesmaid Pillow
Brief Description: Got this dress at my brother's wedding last year.  It looked very *shifty eyes* beautiful on me LOL.  But didn't want to throw it away so it's been in my closet waiting for the day I could dismember it.  I've always thought pillow, but never knew where to put it.  We found an art piece that will go in our master bedroom that has a deep purple as one of the colors, so pillow was finally made up. 
~But before it's put to its finally resting place on the bed, it'll make a few trips on the Knight Bus as my cushion.  Once the hidden recorder is full, it will be taken out (you don't want playback of husbands snoring) and given to the Ministry.
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Class: Reparo
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Spy Bag Fix
Brief Description:  Made this I Spy Bag with light styrofoam beads instead of the classic polypellets thinking I'd give it to a toddler and they could carry it easier.  But in the end, all the little toys just fell to the back of the bag and you could never move the bag enough to find the items.  It's stayed in the pile for months and finally decided to break open the seam and refill it. ~ I never knew it was so hard to break open that particular seam I sewed up!  I knew I sewed it hard to keep the toys in, but I never imagined it would be that stuck closed!  But in the end it got reparo-d.
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on July 25, 2012 05:18:18 PM
@patty_o_furniture: that dress was just meant to be a cushion, good save! And I have to remember the spy bag idea when Christmas comes.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: chughes225 on July 25, 2012 07:06:49 PM
I haven't been able to post things in a while I've been super busy with vbs, but that is now over I can post my portkey.

Challenge: Portkey
House:Gryffindor
Project Name:
  Since I'll be returning to Hogwarts in the fall and my mother, who is a wonderful witch doesn't like to apparate and Hogwarts is to far for a broom ride the Ministry gave me permission to make a portkey for my mom to be able to visit.  She has a beautiful pond outside so we thought we would keep it there, but we don't want any muggles to pick it up so I wanted it to blend in. So I made a rock...
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I used polymer clay around aluminum foil and the carved a crest into the clay.  Painted it so it would blend in when its flipped over. 


Now she can come visit anytime.  She so excited to have this little bit of Hogwarts around her pond. ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pottermouth on July 25, 2012 08:18:41 PM
Your rock rocks! Sorry, had to say it...but it really does!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on July 25, 2012 10:33:05 PM
Your rock rocks! Sorry, had to say it...but it really does!

*giggles*

@chughes225: fantastic, no muggle would suspect it!
 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on July 25, 2012 10:50:04 PM
Since I started so late I'm just going to have to face that I probably won't be able to do the challenges and just concentrate on passing my classes! Next semester I will join straight away so I don't rush and my crafts don't suffer like this:


Yep. It was going to be my charms assignment. The mirror was supposed to be like seeing your reflection in a pond at night, so I covered the wooden frame with clay and embedded shards of mother of pearl and fake pearls and painted it and surrounded it with beads which were supposed to be the stones around the pond. I fell in love with it while I made it. Hastily. And then it cracked. Everywhere. It makes me too sad so I've put it away to deal with another day. I'm looking forward to coming up with something else for class though. Just shared this in case anyone else had a crafting disaster, I know how you feel  :'(


Class: Astronomy
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Sewing in the Sunshine
Brief Description: Decorated a plain cardboard gift box and decorated sewing bits and pieces.
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Class: Transfiguration
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Good Luck Charm
Brief Description: My Mums partner got a new car recently and they love going on recreational drives together. His birthday is coming up,so I made him this charm as part of his present so that every trip they take together will bring them closer together: there are little metal heart charms dangling from it which are hard to see in the picture but I swear they're there.
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Post by: teaandcraft on July 26, 2012 01:16:03 AM
Class: Transfiguration
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Sock Monkey Mania
Brief Description: After I saw Katara's awesome results with the Transfigaro sockus spell, I knew I had to try it myself! I think it turned out pretty well for the first try ^_^



Challenge: Reparo
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Fixed up case
Brief Description: The first charm I used to paint my case didn't really work that well; everytime I touched it I got black marks all over my hands >_< So, today, I finally recast the charm and now I have a lovely new case in metallic charcoal.



Class: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Dino Desk Set
Brief Description: I love all the neon dinosaur planters that I've been seeing around the place and I really want one, but there is not much natural light down in the dungeons so I thought I should make something different. So, I made a desk set! The green Stegosaurus has a compartment lined with a flexible magnent and it's for holding paperchips and pen nib, the pink Velociraptor holds quills, and the blue Triceratops is a spellotope dispensor. ^_^


There are some awesome projects on here! I especially love jennieingram's London Calling Bracelet and chughes's Portkey Rock ^_^


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: ShardaeDobby on July 26, 2012 02:07:58 AM
Hopefully I'm not too late for this. Meant to post yesterday.

Class (or House Pride Item): Portkey
House: (if desired): Ravenclaw
Project Name: No Stress Travel Collage Portkey
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: After a stressful day I like doing quick crafts to help unwind with whatever I have readily available. Since a good Portkey is usually something we want Muggle to ignore, I focused on using clothing tags as well as some buttons laying around. The tree was a just because I felt the need to add something new addition. I'm going back and covering it up so only the bottle cap is visible so Muggles don't pick it up because it's pretty.
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Post by: AugustBell on July 26, 2012 06:22:13 AM
I looooooooove the dino desk set!!!


Class (or House Pride Item): Charms
House: (if desired): Ravenclaw
Project Name: Sublime Shower
Brief Description: This is a crayon scratching. You probably haven't done that since kindergarten, right? It was a lot of fun. Even if I did whittle my poor black crayong down to nothing. Oh well! I didn't really have a good tool to do the scratching so I used a seam ripper. Oops!
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: FiberAlchemist on July 26, 2012 09:06:27 AM
Class (or House Pride Item): Portkey
House: (if desired): Ravenclaw
Project Name: Piranha Portkey

Brief Description: My husband told me I should make a warp pipe for a portkey.  I thought this was a great idea! but also thought I should probably not leave it unguarded.  To guard it (and hopefully deter muggles from touching) it I added a purler piranha.  Any witch or wizard should be able to subdue his chomping with a quick Lumos spell. 

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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: chughes225 on July 26, 2012 11:25:29 AM
Thanks for the nice comments on my rock portkey ;). I am loving the diversity of all the projects in this craftalong.  I agree the warp pipe as a portkey great idea. Ive been working away on my potions assignment.  I just got them back from my dad he had to do some wood cutting for me.  ;D I can't wait to finish them and display them.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: katara on July 26, 2012 11:58:58 AM
WOW! So many awesome projects!  ;D

I particularly like the good luck charm - what an ingenious use of bobbins!  ;) and the rock port key!

lightninglisa - You totally nailed the Transfigaro Sockus spell!  ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 26, 2012 03:04:23 PM
Have a wonderful vacation pinkleo!!!
:-* Thanks!

I'm back...and mostly recovered from my Schlitterbahn vacation.
Now off to update completed assignments and post about Quidditch!
Remember portkeys are due by the end of today! 8)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 27, 2012 05:40:09 AM
A great big Happy Birthday to our fearless leader, Pinkleo!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: AugustBell on July 27, 2012 06:40:21 AM
Happy Birthday Pinkleo!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 27, 2012 06:44:59 AM
A great big Happy Birthday to our fearless leader, Pinkleo!
:::tee, hee::: ;D Thank you! :-*



Portkey Registration is closed.  Quidditch details coming soon. 8)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: jillybeans on July 27, 2012 06:46:50 AM
Aw, yay!  Happy Birthday, Pinkleo!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 27, 2012 07:50:35 AM
~*New Challenge*~
~*Quidditch*~
July 27-August 12, 2012



As muggles gather in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics, witches and wizards will compete for the coveted Quidditch House Cup.


Finally, it is time for quidditch!  Houses will be competing to win the Quidditch House Cup during this challenge.  Below are the Quidditch Challenges with points that can be earned by completing them.  Each student can enter one project per challenge, and each project can only count for one challenge.  At the end of Summer Quidditch, points will be tallied, and the Quidditch House Cup will be awarded.  Since houses have an uneven number of students, I will be taking an average from the points accumulated per house and the number of quidditch players per house.  (A sort of test run of how House Points will work in the Fall.)

Now to the fun part, the challenges...
~*Seeker (20pts): Get the Snitch or die trying.  Craft something with a snitch
~*Beater (20 pts): Don't get beat by something new, try a new-to-you technique or material.
~*Chaser (20pts): Craft something red, like a quaffle.
~*Keeper (20pts): Keepers are protectors, so let's honor them by crafting something for charity.
~*Portkey Bonus (20 pts): For those students who registered before the July 26 deadline
~*Broomstick (20pts): What would quidditch be without a broom?  Craft an item featuring a broom or inspired by your favorite broomstick.
~*Cheering/Spirit (30 pts): Cheer on your house or favorite quidditch team by crafting something that shows your house/team pride.

~*A total of 150 points possible for each Quidditch player.*~ 

In case of a tie, each player that participated and each project entered will be awarded 1 point and average will be recalculated.  If there is still a tie, then pinkleo will announce tiebreaker.

Badges for challenges will be awarded at the end of Summer Quidditch.  And Quidditch Scores will be featured under the Daily Prophet.


 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408525.msg4820236#msg4820236)
Good luck to all the players!  Have fun! ;D



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on July 27, 2012 08:38:06 AM
YAY for Quidditch!  So excited to get started!

And that silly Hagrid, he got completely confused and sent your cake here instead.  I'm wrapping it back up and sending it by owl over to you. 
Happy Birthday!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 27, 2012 09:04:56 AM
:::squeee:::  Oh my gosh!  I love it!  :-* patty_o_furniture!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on July 27, 2012 11:19:35 AM
So excited.

Go Ravenclaw!

How many Ravenclaws are working on the challenge?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 27, 2012 11:59:35 AM
Dear Patty, you completely rock. Love, Jennie


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on July 27, 2012 12:13:34 PM
Happy Birthday Pinkleo

Card for you (http://www.ecardica.com/get.asp?vc=157432509375453)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 27, 2012 12:14:46 PM
Uh Oh! :o  Team Ravenclaw is uniting through PMs in an effort to win the Quidditch House Cup.  Must gather fellow lions for the win!  Go Team Gryffindor!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 27, 2012 12:16:41 PM
Aw, yay!  Happy Birthday, Pinkleo!
Thanks jillybeans! ;D

Happy Birthday Pinkleo

Card for you (http://www.ecardica.com/get.asp?vc=157432509375453)
Thank you Eiseldora for the fabulous card! :-*


Y'all are making me feel very special on my b-day! :-*


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: chughes225 on July 27, 2012 12:21:19 PM
Happy birthday pinkleo!  I love the cake patty.  I am so excited for qudditch!  Love the challenges and cant wait to get started.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 27, 2012 12:34:13 PM
Happy birthday pinkleo!  I love the cake patty.  I am so excited for qudditch!  Love the challenges and cant wait to get started.
Thanks! :-*  And I'm excited too!  (ROAR!)  I'm starting my projects during the opening ceremonies.  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! 8)


Dear Quidditch Players, You do not have to start your projects today; they can be crafted anytime during the Quidditch Timeline.  ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on July 27, 2012 12:43:01 PM
Happy Birthday Pinkleo!!  :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: FiberAlchemist on July 27, 2012 01:05:24 PM
Happy Birthday Pinkleo!

I'm loving these quidditch challenges and already bursting with ideas!  Can't wait to get started.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 27, 2012 02:03:18 PM
Happy Birthday Pinkleo!!  :D
Thank you! :-*

Happy Birthday Pinkleo!

I'm loving these quidditch challenges and already bursting with ideas!  Can't wait to get started.
Thank You & YAY! ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pottermouth on July 27, 2012 03:01:35 PM
Happy Birthday Professor! Hope your day has been magical!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on July 27, 2012 06:58:52 PM
Happy Birthday Pinkleo  :) That cake is lovely!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 27, 2012 07:10:24 PM
Uh Oh! :o  Team Ravenclaw is uniting through PMs in an effort to win the Quidditch House Cup.  Must gather fellow lions for the win!  Go Team Gryffindor!

Fear not brave Gryffindors, I'm already working on two projects!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on July 27, 2012 08:11:00 PM
For ~*Cheering/Spirit  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408525.msg4867309#msg4867309) I wanted to make buttons (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410017.msg4846884;topicseen#msg4846884). Normally I don't make crafts that others can't enjoy so I wanted to offer to make anyone a crest for either Hogwarts or their house. Please PM me by 6pm PST on Monday if you'd like me to mail you a button. Include your address and button preference.




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: chughes225 on July 27, 2012 09:03:25 PM
Wow eiseldora! That is such a nice thing to do. I will be pming you tomorrow.

And don't worry jennie i have plans for all the challenges and am working on two already also. Roar roar Gryffindor!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on July 27, 2012 11:59:58 PM
Class: Arithmancy
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Sneaky Heart
Brief Description: I looked at this to get an idea for the layout: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FibonacciBlocks.svg
A little wall quilt with a tiny tiny tiny Slytherin pride heart embroidered with ribbon and encrusted with beads. So that's what happened this Saturday: from waking till flaking.
Project Picture:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: dewshinesdopp on July 28, 2012 04:00:34 AM
Headmistress Pinkleo: 


Please forgive my belated tidings of birthday joy for you.

As I spent the semester away, with a stop at Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, but have arrived prior to the summer semester ending...would it be possible for me to join my classmates here at Hogwarts, as long as I complete my assignments?

Please let me know as soon as possible so that I might begin. 

Thank you,

Dewshinesdopp



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on July 28, 2012 06:30:39 AM
Class: Seeker Challenge
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Snitch Drawing
Brief Description: I can't draw real well but I like how my snitch turned out. I used oil pastles and a pencil.
Project Picture: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=541615)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on July 28, 2012 06:58:29 AM
Class: Chaser Challenge
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Red Crane
Brief Description: I thought I would do origami. At first I thought DINO then I relized that I don't have red paper for it but I did have a cool red and black napkin(the paper kind not fancy cloth). I then thought of doing the crane that is fairly easy to do. I have a picture of the napkin before folding it up into a crane.
Project Picture: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=541616)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on July 28, 2012 07:29:45 AM
Go Hufflepuffs!

Class: Snitch Challenge
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Golden Snitch Bracelet
Brief Description: A bunch of beautiful snitches attached to a bracelet.  Great for an impromptu game of Quidditch or release them all at once to confuse a villain and make a quick retreat.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 28, 2012 08:53:12 AM
Happy Birthday Pinkleo  :) That cake is lovely!

Happy Birthday Professor! Hope your day has been magical!


Thank you!:-*  My day was truly magical!  (I've decided to take over the whole weekend for b-day pampering 8))


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 28, 2012 08:57:34 AM
Headmistress Pinkleo:  


Please forgive my belated tidings of birthday joy for you.

As I spent the semester away, with a stop at Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, but have arrived prior to the summer semester ending...would it be possible for me to join my classmates here at Hogwarts, as long as I complete my assignments?

Please let me know as soon as possible so that I might begin.  

Thank you,

Dewshinesdopp


Welcome to Hogwarts!  Students can join the HP Craftalong anytime during the semester so start working on those assignments and challenges.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask; you can send me an owl (aka PM aka Personal Message) or post in this thread (our students are very helpful).  I can't wait to see your crafty magic skills.  Have fun! ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 28, 2012 09:26:32 AM
~*Quidditch Update*~

With some fantastic scores by skatergirl1007 and patty_o_furniture, Hufflepuff is in the lead with 120 points. 

Eiseldora's generous spirit and cheering has inspired the Ravenclaw team, and they are now in close second with 110 points.

But don't count out those Gryffindors; whispers in the stands are that the lions have a secret strategy planned to score more goals.  Right now they are in third with 100 points.

The Slytherin team are still waiting on their new brooms, only the best for those snakes, and have yet to score any points.  But no worries Slytherin fans, the snakes are known for their sneak attacks and are sure to score soon.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on July 28, 2012 11:26:03 AM
I been looking into charities to craft for.

I've found some:
Project Thrive (http://www.daysforgirls.org) - Making Kits for young girls to use during that time of the month to keep clean, and still attend school
Knit a Square (http://www.knit-a-square.com/craft-for-a-cause.html) - To wrap orphans in South Africa.
Snuggles Project (http://www.snugglesproject.org/) - Make "Snuggies" for abandoned pets
Blessing Bags (http://kwavs.blogspot.com/2011/05/blessing-bags-how-to.html) - A Gallon sized bag of basic necessities to give to the jobless/homeless you see in your community.
Knitting for Charity (http://www.lionbrand.com/charityConnection.html) - Lion Brand Yarn's database of charities that accept knitted items.


Please share what you've found :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: katara on July 28, 2012 12:41:40 PM
Well if anyone is into Sock Monkey making - I'm trying to get a charity project of the ground and would gladly accept Sock Monkey donations  ;D (if you don't mind sending international of course)

http://www.facebook.com/TheSockMonkeyProject (http://www.facebook.com/TheSockMonkeyProject)

And way to go HUFFLEPUFF!!!  ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 28, 2012 01:47:30 PM
:-* for charity links....I'm always looking for new charity crafty spots.  I'm working on items for a local nursing home; I work gathering&crafting items here & there throughout the year and give for Xmas.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Ant Bee on July 28, 2012 01:55:58 PM
Dear Professor Pinkleo,
Sending magical and merry Brithday well wishes your way!
Thanks for the tips on posting pics, I know one day victory will be mine.
You are a creative genius with these challenges you are coming up with, thanks for making the summer extra fun and crafty, I really appreciate it!

Happy Crafting,
'Bee



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on July 28, 2012 02:00:17 PM
Class:~*Beater
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Bleach Pen Shirts
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I've been trying out different ways to alter shirts. I had this one shirt that fit great, but I accidently got a bleach spot on the front. It's drove me a bit crazy and I wanted to fix it. So today I used a Bleach Pin to make designes along the bottom and disguise the spot. I think it turned out well

Project Picture:





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: SiakelA on July 28, 2012 03:21:15 PM
The projects lately have been so amazing!!! I'm bummed to have missed my portkey, but I've been tied up in a 4 week crash course in history (my worst subject!) I'm looking forward to finishing up my class assignments here though! Is there anything in particular those of us left at home can do to help our quidditch teams?

Go Ravenclaw!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 28, 2012 03:24:03 PM
Dear Professor Pinkleo,
Sending magical and merry Brithday well wishes your way!
Thanks for the tips on posting pics, I know one day victory will be mine.
You are a creative genius with these challenges you are coming up with, thanks for making the summer extra fun and crafty, I really appreciate it!

Happy Crafting,
'Bee
awwww... Thank you! :-*  I'm having tons of fun with this craftalong!  I just can't wait for the full Fall Semester!!!! 

Which reminds me.....

Hey HPCers!  I can't believe July is almost at an end.  In August I will start PMing the Fall HPC Staff about the upcoming semester.  The list I have thus far is....

Headmistress pinkleo
Deputy Headmistress jennieingram

Ravenclaw Head of House PenguinSoup
Ravenclaw Prefect FiberAlchemist
Hufflepuff Head of House patty_o_furniture
Slytherin Head of House amc-

OWL & NEWT Examiner pinkleo
Potions Professor FiberAlchemist
Charms&Astronomy Professor SiakelA
Quidditch Captain Eiseldora

Badge Baronesses: patty_o_furniture, jillybeans, rossie 

Think you could be a fab Fall HC Staff member?  PM me! Here is what I'm looking for...
---Head of House aka HoH (1 each house): Help keep up with their house points, house cheerleader (which could be cheering their housemate projects, inspiring ideas to gain house points, etc.), monitor & be active in their FOC off-topic Common Room, field questions from their house
---Prefect/Head Girl: help HoH, can coordinate with HoH to see how they would like to split duties....kind of like a swap co-organizer
---Badge Baroness: coordinates with Headmistress to create badges for classes, challenges, and house pride, not required but nice if willing to make special robes aka avatars for HPC peeps
---Class Professors: Help Headmistress in creation of assignments, be active and be able to answer questions about classes
---Great Hall Moderator<--add clever name here: must be FOC, be the welcoming voice and representative of the Great Hall



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 28, 2012 03:30:27 PM
The projects lately have been so amazing!!! I'm bummed to have missed my portkey, but I've been tied up in a 4 week crash course in history (my worst subject!) I'm looking forward to finishing up my class assignments here though! Is there anything in particular those of us left at home can do to help our quidditch teams?

Go Ravenclaw!!

You can still compete in Quidditch even if you didn't create a portkey. ;D 

The International Confederation of Wizards' Quidditch Committee does request that those without a portkey travel by muggle transport to the quidditch field so not to attract too much attention with the multitude of brooms that would take the skies otherwise. 8)


:P history class.....love history, hate history classes...I always test bad in history :P


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pottermouth on July 28, 2012 03:58:00 PM
Oh, I gotta get my broom in gear! Everyone means business when it comes to Quidditch!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on July 28, 2012 04:18:17 PM
Class: Beater Challenge
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Accio Keys
Brief Description: Just got some metal stamping supplies a week or two ago, and still struggling with them.  But I won't let it beat me!  The star was killer though.  It was my first time using it.  I went through quite a few blanks before I got one even half way decent, lol.  As for the letters, still need to practice, but I'm getting better.
~And for my project, now hopefully the accio spell charm will help me with my keys!
Project Picture:




Class: Spirit Challenge
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Hufflepuff Pride Ornament
Brief Description: Practice makes perfect, so did some stamps to spell out hufflepuff pride, then added some fun Huffley-puff charms.  This will go on our movie themed Christmas tree later on this year, probably the first of a matching set.
Project Picture:


 Go Hufflepuffs!  Let's stay out in front!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on July 28, 2012 04:46:03 PM
Class :~*Broomstick
House: Ravenclaw   
Project Name: Broomstick Bookmark
Project Page Link: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Eiseldora/broomstick-bookmark
Brief Description: For the Quidditch Challenge I decided to make a broomstick bookmark that can fit in my husband's textbooks. This way he can always have the option to fly to Hogwarts or to me if he gets a break during his studies .
Project Picture:




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pottermouth on July 28, 2012 05:42:55 PM
Class: Beater
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Waiting for Autumn
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I recently started attending a local knitting group and most everyone there was knitting with their own hand-dyed yarn. I've always wanted to try it out but figured I would end up with brown yarn. I bought a skein of Cascade Eco anyway and today we coloured it with some natural egg dye powders we've had forever. The Beater class was a perfect reason to sit down and do it, and we did! And it isn't brown!
Here are the little ones, ready to get messy!

And here is their masterpiece, drip-drying in the shower:

This will most likely be gnome hats for Autumn, if it ever gets here.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: chughes225 on July 28, 2012 06:26:23 PM
Class: Seeker
House: GRYFFINDOR
Project name:  Can you catch me?
Project link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412069.0
I decided to do a felt applique hoop for my wall. I love the simplicity of the shapes.


Class: Chaser
House: GRYFFINDOR
Project name:Can you hear Molly's voice
Project link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412058.0
For something red I always loved the howler. Its one of my favorite parts in the book and the movie makes it even better. I can picture my mom sending me a lot of them.  I was a bad kid.  So I thought it would be great to make earrings out of them.  They are polymer clay and super fun to wear.



Class: Broomstick
House: GRYFFINDOR
Project name: HP christmas
Project link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412058.0
If you know me then you know I kind of go over board with Christmas trees.  I think Im at 17trees.  Well one of my favorites is my Harry Potter tree.  So I thought this challenge would be perfect for me to start making ornaments.  I made these broom with polymer clay and then painted them up. Whipped up some quick hooks and they will look great this year on my tree.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: indigo_roses on July 28, 2012 07:44:37 PM
chughes, I love the hoopla and the ornaments!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on July 28, 2012 08:24:50 PM
Class: Charms
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Raindrop Pendant
Brief Description: It was raining outside so I whipped out my wand to turn those raindrops into something less dreary than just bits of wet. 
Project Picture:


Class: Herbology
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Wreath
Brief Description: As interesting as learning about wands is, I wanted to use those wand trees to make something else so a wreath it was. The green behind the embellishments are metallic balloons stitched and glued.
Project Picture:


Class: Muggle Studies
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Sherlock Coin Purse
Brief Description: For a muggle I know who loves the BBC Sherlock Holmes, a quote from the show: "look at you lot, you're all so vacant, is it nice not being me? It must be so relaxing"
Project Picture:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on July 28, 2012 09:26:40 PM
Class: Seeker Challenge
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Golden Snitch
Brief Description: *sneak attack* I caught the snitch  ;)  
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 28, 2012 10:22:19 PM
GO GRYFFINDOR!! *rooooaaarrrr!*

   Dearest Headmistress Pinkleo,
     
          Due to the fact that I am only a half-blood witch I have spend the summer with my muggle family and have only been keeping tabs on summer activities through OWL delivered letters from friends and challenge updates through the Daily Prophet (HP thread). I hope that I may be still be a cheerleader for my house *GO GRYFFINDOR!* and ease my way back into "assignments" with some "light reading."
         *Plunks down ancient sewing machine with a THUD and starts pulling out masses of fabrics* -puts on Hermione-esque determined face-
  I am excited for the Autumn Semester and have queued up some fantastic spells to help us win the House Cup!
                     With sincerest gratitude for keeping the Hogwarts Summer semester wonderful and creative,
                                               Isi (Jessica)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on July 28, 2012 10:40:37 PM
Class: Chaser Challenge
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Almost Spherical
Brief Description: I've never tried to bead something dimensional before so I thought it was time I did. A keyring as part of a Christmas present.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: aliis on July 29, 2012 12:11:43 AM
Dear professor Pinkleo,

First I need to send late congratulations for your birthday (125 was it?). I had spend some time countryside at my family's farm and our stooopid owl can't find its way anywhere from here...

I have few questions about current challence: does projects made earlier count in because my OTHPT3 would be perfect for this? Also I have been knitting my Ravenclaw scarf all summer and there's still some stripes to go...


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: hgddm on July 29, 2012 03:03:46 AM
Follow the Spiders

House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Color-Changing Signature Stamp
Brief Description: This stamp was carved from a piece of the magical rubber tree for a wonderful witchy friend of mine! The stamp is bewitched to leave its mark in whichever color she chooses so she can sign all of her important scrolls, creations, etc with style. (Can you guess her Craftster username?)
Project Picture:




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 29, 2012 07:48:02 AM
GO GRYFFINDOR!! *rooooaaarrrr!*

   Dearest Headmistress Pinkleo,
     
          Due to the fact that I am only a half-blood witch I have spend the summer with my muggle family and have only been keeping tabs on summer activities through OWL delivered letters from friends and challenge updates through the Daily Prophet (HP thread). I hope that I may be still be a cheerleader for my house *GO GRYFFINDOR!* and ease my way back into "assignments" with some "light reading."
         *Plunks down ancient sewing machine with a THUD and starts pulling out masses of fabrics* -puts on Hermione-esque determined face-
  I am excited for the Autumn Semester and have queued up some fantastic spells to help us win the House Cup!
                     With sincerest gratitude for keeping the Hogwarts Summer semester wonderful and creative,
                                               Isi (Jessica)
ROAR!  Gryfinndors cheer the arrival of Isi!  And Professor pinkleo can't wait to see your crafty magic skills.  Send an owl either by PM to pinkleo or a post in this thread if you have any questions.  HAVE FUN!


Dear professor Pinkleo,

First I need to send late congratulations for your birthday (125 was it?). I had spend some time countryside at my family's farm and our stooopid owl can't find its way anywhere from here...

I have few questions about current challence: does projects made earlier count in because my OTHPT3 would be perfect for this? Also I have been knitting my Ravenclaw scarf all summer and there's still some stripes to go...
Why thank you aliis :-* (139 actually ;)). 

To answer your inquiry, quidditch projects need to be made during the timeline of July 27-August 12.  Note: Only Portkey & Quidditch have small timeline, all other challenges and assignments are open.  HPC Summer projects only have to be made during this semester.  In the Fall, there will be the option and reward to earn OWLs/NEWTs (and lots of house points) for more time-consuming projects (and once OWL/NEWT plans are submitted you may carry them over to the next semester if need be).  Your OTHPT does qualify for the Reducio Challenge (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408525.msg4829520#msg4829520).  Oh and please post your Ravenclaw scarf, it can go under House Pride/Spirit or if you like to have a bit of motivation in getting it done then I suggest you take it to Detention (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408525.msg4835817#msg4835817). 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on July 29, 2012 08:13:15 AM
~*Quidditch Update*~

A bludger dives toward Eiseldora, but she skillfully maneuvers her broomstick out of the way.  The blasted bludger then aims for pottermouth, but faster than seemingly possible, she whips out her bat and knocks the bludger away. Ravenclaw has now raked in 170 points.

patty_o_furniture, full of Puff Pride, finds herself chased by the bludger, but with a swing of her bat she sends that iron ball clear across the field.  Hufflepuff score 170 points.  

chughes spots the snitch, but with quaffle in hand she heads towards the hoops, amazingly flying no-handed so she can keep an eye out for that troublesome bludger, and scores!  Gryffindor now has 160 points.

special_occasion arrives on the field for Slytherin and immediately heads for the snitch.  She then finds herself behind the hoop where chughes makes her score.  A quaffle is headed right towards her head, but with quick reflexes, special_occasion catches the quaffle and scores for Slytherin.  Slytherin is now on the board with 40 points.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Naantje on July 29, 2012 01:28:00 PM
Class: Potions "A Forgetfulness Potion is something all first years must learn.  Create something that helps you remember."
House: Slytherin
Project Name: An honest feast
Brief Description:
In May, an uncle of mine died at a relatively young age (I think he was 66, he had only just retired) of aggressive stomach cancer. I wasn't particularly close with said uncle, the husband of one my father's sisters. We didn't see them all that often when the relationship with my dad was still good, and when my father stopped acting like a father and started acting like an idiot, we lost even that bit of occasional contact. Even so, I was really shaken when I heard about it and I felt incredible sorry for my aunt to become a widow at only 62.

I wrote her a letter back then, to offer whatever comfort I could give her. I'd done the same for my great-aunt when her husband had died somewhat over a year earlier, and I know that that has had a lot of impact for her. She told me at the funeral, and so did the kids, and at the new years celebration 8 months later, they all thanked me again for that kind letter (I think up to three, maybe four times during that day!) and my great-aunt told me that she still often read that card when she was feeling sad and alone... Knowing what an effect that card had had, I wrote to my aunt too. Not just the polite card of "My deepest condolences for your loss." but what I remembered of her husband and what he had been to me.

I told her I was shaken by the news, and that I mourned her husband. Even though we had never been close, I had good memories of him. To me, he was the man that would merrily be fixing things at my grandmothers, a bit of a handyman that would paint the fences, mend the tap and repair the bike. But more than that, he was the man that was passionate about growing vegetables. He did most of the gardening for my grandmother, growing simple things like carrots, pumpkins, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, leeks and lots more. Nearly every sunday we were at my grandmother's, he would also be there, fixing things and gardening and then having lunch together with us. A simple lunch, just some meat, potatoes from the garden and homegrown veggies, a cool beer on the side, that was a feast for my uncle. He thought me the joy that is in a homegrown carrot and showed us that happiness is in the little things. I told her that I know that he was so much more than that for her, and that therefore I couldn't imagine how big her pain must therefore be, but that I hoped she was surrounded by people that would help carry the pain so she would eventually be able to remember him with fondness, not with grief. I also told her that since the last contact we had, I had moved out of my mother's house, all the way to the Netherlands with my boyfriend and that we had just planted our own vegetable patch a couple of months back, inspired by my uncle's love of growing your own. In the letter, I promised her that with our very first harvest, we would commemorate her husband. Cooking our own meal straight from the garden, savouring the food like he would have, in all its simplicity.

So when we had our first harvest today, I stood by that promise. I picked the pods from the poles in the garden, shelled our harvest of peas and cooked us a simple and honest feast. To me, that seemed the most fitting way to honour him, celebrating his life, not mourning his death.

Project Picture:

Project page: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412085.0


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Post by: NathanielM93 on July 29, 2012 01:50:18 PM
Class: Beater
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: I beat the crochetmonster (and made a monster)
Brief Description: I've had everything to start crocheting for ages now, but somehow it scared me a lot. Now I've finally beaten crocheting and made my first little monster :D
Project Picture:

Class: Transfiguration
House: Ravenclaw
Project name: Cake pops
Brief Description: From old cake and left-over glaze into yummy cakepops ! I'm gonna have to write down this spell somewhere :D
Project picture:

Class: Herbology
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: The Elder Whistle
Brief Description: We all now the wood from the Eldertree holds very old and powerfull magic, so I decided (with permission from the resident bowtruckle) to combine this magic with another ancient magic: Music !!
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Post by: Eiseldora on July 29, 2012 02:16:49 PM
Class: Potions "A Forgetfulness Potion is something all first years must learn.  Create something that helps you remember."
House: Slytherin
Project Name: An honest feast
Brief Description:
In May, an uncle of mine died at a relatively young age (I think he was 66, he had only just retired) of aggressive stomach cancer. I wasn't particularly close with said uncle, the husband of one my father's sisters. We didn't see them all that often when the relationship with my dad was still good, and when my father stopped acting like a father and started acting like an idiot, we lost even that bit of occasional contact. Even so, I was really shaken when I heard about it and I felt incredible sorry for my aunt to become a widow at only 62.

I wrote her a letter back then, to offer whatever comfort I could give her. I'd done the same for my great-aunt when her husband had died somewhat over a year earlier, and I know that that has had a lot of impact for her. She told me at the funeral, and so did the kids, and at the new years celebration 8 months later, they all thanked me again for that kind letter (I think up to three, maybe four times during that day!) and my great-aunt told me that she still often read that card when she was feeling sad and alone... Knowing what an effect that card had had, I wrote to my aunt too. Not just the polite card of "My deepest condolences for your loss." but what I remembered of her husband and what he had been to me.

I told her I was shaken by the news, and that I mourned her husband. Even though we had never been close, I had good memories of him. To me, he was the man that would merrily be fixing things at my grandmothers, a bit of a handyman that would paint the fences, mend the tap and repair the bike. But more than that, he was the man that was passionate about growing vegetables. He did most of the gardening for my grandmother, growing simple things like carrots, pumpkins, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, leeks and lots more. Nearly every sunday we were at my grandmother's, he would also be there, fixing things and gardening and then having lunch together with us. A simple lunch, just some meat, potatoes from the garden and homegrown veggies, a cool beer on the side, that was a feast for my uncle. He thought me the joy that is in a homegrown carrot and showed us that happiness is in the little things. I told her that I know that he was so much more than that for her, and that therefore I couldn't imagine how big her pain must therefore be, but that I hoped she was surrounded by people that would help carry the pain so she would eventually be able to remember him with fondness, not with grief. I also told her that since the last contact we had, I had moved out of my mother's house, all the way to the Netherlands with my boyfriend and that we had just planted our own vegetable patch a couple of months back, inspired by my uncle's love of growing your own. In the letter, I promised her that with our very first harvest, we would commemorate her husband. Cooking our own meal straight from the garden, savouring the food like he would have, in all its simplicity.

So when we had our first harvest today, I stood by that promise. I picked the pods from the poles in the garden, shelled our harvest of peas and cooked us a simple and honest feast. To me, that seemed the most fitting way to honour him, celebrating his life, not mourning his death

Project page: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412085.0

So beautiful


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Post by: cicijolee on July 29, 2012 03:17:31 PM
hello...am i too late? had dragon pox for almost the entire semester but hope i'll still be able to immerse myself in summer classes!!! i may not be able to complete many assignments but I'd love to take the classes and challenges~ please accept me as a fellow ravenclaw  :D


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Post by: pinkleo on July 29, 2012 04:26:54 PM
hello...am i too late? had dragon pox for almost the entire semester but hope i'll still be able to immerse myself in summer classes!!! i may not be able to complete many assignments but I'd love to take the classes and challenges~ please accept me as a fellow ravenclaw  :D
So happy that you are recovering from your bout of dragon pox.  It's never too late to join.  Come join the fun; I can't wait to see your crafty magic skills. ;D


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Post by: IsikkahJai on July 29, 2012 04:30:30 PM
That Remberall Feast is so beautiful *sniff sniff dab dab* My favorite Aunt just got diagnosed with aggressive type breast cancer and she has a heart condition on top of it  :'( :( Don't know what we're going to do yet but it makes me think if I'll have to do a Remberall ceremony sometime next year for her. If so, I want to do it like that---so lovely.

  HP-wise I have so many projects that I want to do that do double duty for Quidditch! I think I'm going to try embroidery for the Beater challenge and crochet me a House Pride scarf (GRYFFINDOR!!!!). Gotta get an edge on those Ravenclaws!!  :o


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Post by: raynebeauxx on July 29, 2012 05:35:55 PM
Class: Seeker
House: RAVENCLAW
Project name:seekers secret
Description: a secret good luck necklace  for seekers to wear  during a game.



This is my 2nd time making these (this one turned out better than my last that I made last year)
Try saying seekers secret 5 times fast LOL


I got a pet rat yesterday he is hairless I am stuck on a name.
Remus Or scabbers  OPEN TO ANY IDEAS AS WELL


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Post by: pinkleo on July 29, 2012 07:12:32 PM
I got a pet rat yesterday he is hairless I am stuck on a name.
Remus Or scabbers  OPEN TO ANY IDEAS AS WELL
I'm assuming boy. ???
If so, I'll add Mandrake (Drake for short) & Dobby into the name pool. ;D
Both of these come right to mind when I picture a hairless rat. 8)


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Post by: Eiseldora on July 29, 2012 10:39:48 PM
I didn't get as much time to craft today as I'd wished, but I was able to do another one of the Quidditch Challenges.

Class: ~*Seeker
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Snitch Stencil
Brief Description: I found a few images online of the golden snitch, and using Paint.net I edited them together to make an outline that will work as a stencil. I then traced it onto the pocket of the plastic folder and cut it out. I carefully cut it out so I can use it as both a positive and negative image.
Project Picture:

I'll make the buttons tomorrow night, so if you want one please let me know before 6pm PST Monday.


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 30, 2012 07:55:09 AM
Quidditch: Chaser
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Red Dishcloth

Quidditch has been a great inspiration/excuse to craft several things I have been planning for ages.  This year I'm attempting to craft my Christmas presents over the course of the summer, so that I won't have anything to make in December.  I'm crafting lots of *useful* homemade items in bulk, like liqueurs, spice blends, soup & bread mixes, and crocheted dishcloths.  I have to say I was inspired to try making dishcloths by pinkleo, who sent me 7 of them two Christmases ago, and a few bonus ones last year. While I was initially afraid to use them because they were so pretty, I've found I absolutely adore them, and love not having to buy tons of sponges each month that just have to be thrown away.  

So, in order to "get my eye in" a bit as Ron might say, I curled up on the couch on most of Saturday and Sunday, and re-taught myself some basic crochet.  The first result was my Chaser project.  A super simple, bright red dishcloth.  I even braved how to change colors, so I could do a contrast border.  (Though I'm sure the second I wash it, the ivory will turn pink. ;))  I also have to say a big thank pinkleo for sending me the yarn and pattern book for 99 dishcloths!



Quidditch: Beater
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: ROUND Dishcloths

Ok, so obviously in the above post I mentioned that I had to re-teach myself some basic crochet.  Here's a secret though....  I *never* managed to learn to work in rounds before.  Actually, the only crochet I ever really managed to do was making long winter scarves, with just the double crochet stitch, out of knobbly yarn, that could hide my mistakes.  Every time I tried to teach myself to make something round, it would turn into a big cone shaped mess.  It seemed that working in the round would always defeat me....  :-\

This weekend I was determined to change that!  So, here is the result.  Not just one, but TWO round dishcloths!  I was pretty impressed with myself over the teal one.  It has spaces and bobbles!  



Well, they might not be impressive to everyone else, but I'm overjoyed with myself for focusing on something and working hard until I got it right.  Thanks pinkleo for making us push ourselves to new heights of crafting!!!


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Post by: patty_o_furniture on July 30, 2012 08:06:06 AM
Great job!  Those are fantastic!


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Post by: IsikkahJai on July 30, 2012 08:08:48 AM
Oh my gosh the blue round is GORGEOUS!  :o Well done and SCORE FOR GRYFFINDOR!!!!  ;D


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Post by: pinkleo on July 30, 2012 11:11:48 AM
Great projects everyone!  I love the variety of projects.

and Well Done jennie! ;D  And those round ones are fantastic! 8)

I've got my Beater project supplies today.  In fact, I'm going to spend the rest of today catching up on laundry and working on my Quidditch & Ravellenic (ravelry) projects.

Be back later with a Quidditch Update. ;D


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Post by: Eiseldora on July 30, 2012 11:12:12 AM
Class:~*Keeper
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Jayne Hat for the Homeless
Project Page Link: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Eiseldora/my-jayne-hat-3
Brief Description: Firefly was a show about a group of traders that were just on othe outside of the law. They were living on the edges of society, sometimes struggling for their basic needs, but they had eachother, and even though some days they have it rough they always make it thorough. I wanted to not only give a homeless man or woman a warm hat, but also a message of hope. If they've seen firefly I hope they will understand the meaning behind the colorful hat, or if they don't know the meaning, that someone who does will see them and do them a kindness. There is a program near me that helps homeless teens. I will be sending my hat to their organization http://www.standupforkids.org/
Project Picture:


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Post by: jenleahlynn on July 30, 2012 12:01:53 PM
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class: seeker
house:griffendor
project name:golden snitch artist trading card
description:i'm a late register, but very happy to take a few classes before   summer is over. for the quiditch challenge, i studied the golden snitch and decided to do a color pencil drawing of it. i just started doing atc cards, and the small size suited this project well.


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Post by: Ant Bee on July 30, 2012 12:08:30 PM
Seriously loving the creativity in this forum. You guys are fab!
Hopefully I'll get some stuff up on her soon, I am digging out the craft closet and making plans...

Keep posting these great projects!
'Bee


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Post by: chughes225 on July 30, 2012 12:12:05 PM
Yay another Gryffindor!   jenleahlynn you made a beautiful snitch.  And Jennie you round dish clothes are gorgeous. 


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Post by: patty_o_furniture on July 30, 2012 12:23:12 PM
Class: Chaser Challenge
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Hogwarts Charm Bracelet
Brief Description: Fancy charm bracelet with a bunch of Potter charms, and as many red beads as I could fit, lol.  I think I about went through my entire red bead supply. I think it's lovely, but I wish my bracelets could come close to the beauty that are Jennie's bracelets!
Project Picture:


Charms are:
caudron, lightning bolt, Whomping Willow, Slytherin snake, mermaid, Aragog, snitch, Hufflepuff badger, Hogwarts castle, Buckbeak feather, spells textbook, Weasley's car, Ravenclaw eagle, werewolf, owl post, owl, crystal ball, Gryffindor lion, Dumbledore, Hogwarts train


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 30, 2012 12:45:50 PM
Awesome job patty!


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Post by: indigo_roses on July 30, 2012 02:58:05 PM
Patty, that's a lovely bracelet!

Jennie, congratulations on your Beater challenge (even if you are on an opposing team!) Now that you can go in the round as well as back and forth, the whole wide world of crochet is open to you! :P

Eiseldora - Go Ravenclaw! And yay for charity projects!


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Post by: Icekibby on July 30, 2012 04:19:06 PM
Class:~*Seeker
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Snitch Patch
Description: I've been making Teesha Moore style journals for quite a while now, usually with pagan, nature, and wedding themes. I've only done one bag, but I promised my lovely spouse an HP bag. Might be done for Yule. LOL. Anyhow, here is my snitch patch, done on old fantasy fabric I had from the 90s. I think that just may be Dumbledore there in the corner. He better watch out, because I'm zooming in to grab that snitch!
The snitch is made with a gold bell and 2 silver wing charms. There are pearly short bugle beads around the sun in the left corner, and random dots of the beads coming out from there. The scan was a bit blurry in that corner because the bell held the patch out from the scanner bed.



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Post by: Ant Bee on July 30, 2012 04:39:32 PM
Icekibby- that patch is fab! It's like a hogwarts portrait with Dumbledore moving out of the frame- so cool!
I also wouldn't have thought of using a bell for the snitch, but I love it... and I have about a million of them around here somewhere.  You;'ve just inspired some snitch-rific crafting in this neck of the woods.
Thanks!


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Post by: rossie on July 30, 2012 04:58:01 PM
Having had a looooong absence with a steamroller of an illness, I am clawing my way back to normality - beginning with Quidditch!

Class: Quidditch House Cup - Chaser
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Sports Day Hair Pretty
Description:  In RL, my 8 year old is in a certain school house for sports events.  Their colour is red.  For some house pride of her own, I made a quick, simple hair accessory that has enough bling to catch the eye without being obnoxious.  It's a fabric covered button embellished with red sequins and gold thread, wreathed in pleated ribbons.  A couple of quick stitches secure it to an elastic hair tie.  Clips get lost too easily!







The girls like them so much I will probably have to make a few more.  There were arguments about who got to wear it this morning. 


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Post by: rossie on July 30, 2012 05:12:34 PM
Class: Reducio Challenge
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Tiny bakery Yummies

Brief Description: These little delights are made of marzipan.  The largest piece is the loaf of bread up the back, which is about 3cm long.  The jam drops up front are less than a cm across. 

They are for a a cake for my mum, who works at a bakery and is having a big promotion display.  There are miniature croissants, bread rolls, baguettes, custard tarts, iced donuts, cinnamon donuts, lamingtons, iced finger buns, lamington roll and jam sponge roll, bread, cob loaves, jam drop biscuits (cookies) and cupcakes. My favourite are the lamingtons cause they smell amazing. 

The breads are dusted with cinnamon to give a nice brown colour.  All the lamingtons are rolled in cocoa then dessicated coconut.  The other colours are just ordinary food colouring kneaded into the marzipan.   



 


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Post by: pinkleo on July 30, 2012 05:17:32 PM
Yay another Gryffindor!   jenleahlynn you made a beautiful snitch.
ditto cheer!  YAY!  And welcome to Gryffindor! 8)

Y'all have been busy.....love it! ;D


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Post by: rossie on July 30, 2012 05:50:29 PM
Class: Transfiguration
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Oreo Dubloons
Brief Description: I turned mini oreo cookies into gold dubloons to decorate pirate party cupcakes!  Nomnomnom...  I just sprayed them with PME Edible Lustre Spray (Gold).  I was in a hurry so there isn't perfect coverage, but if you took a little time you could get some serious shiny money cookies.  (And yes, the chocolate cupcakes are frosted with Nutella.  Straight outta the jar, baby!)











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Post by: pinkleo on July 30, 2012 05:55:45 PM
~*Quidditch Update*~


As Natasjadreams' fans blow on whistles cheering her magnificent beater skills, raynebeauxx and Eiseldora spy the snitch and score!  Eiseldora celebrates by throwing her hat into the stands toward the Ravenclaw fans.  Eagles excited with their score of 250!

Just as jennieingram sends a quaffle through a hoop, she finds herself in the path of our troublesome bludger, but she shows off her fine beater skills and sends that bludger spinning across the field.  jenleahlynn enters the fray and immediately sees a gleam of gold.  Lions loudly roar for their score of 220!

As jennieingram bats away a bludger, patty_o_furniture seizes the quaffle and scores for Hufflepuff!  Badgers beam for the fab score of 190!

Icekibby sails onto the quidditch field and heads right for the snitch.  Meanwhile, rossie grabs the quaffle a scores.  Snakes celebrate their score of 80!


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Post by: Ant Bee on July 30, 2012 05:56:52 PM
Challenge: Quidditch- Chaser Challenge (Something Red)
House:Slytherin
Project Name: Eyeglass case recover
Brief Description: Had a broken yucky eye-glass case that bothered me because it was yucky and because it said "Walmart" on the inside which, isn't bad necessarily, but it also isn't cute christmas dogs wearing antlers!
(I would have gone for plain red fabric, but alas I had none.)

Project Picture:

Before:


After:



(Professor, the pics worked!) :D


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Post by: SiakelA on July 30, 2012 08:03:41 PM
Class (or House Pride Item): Reducio Challenge
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Shrunken Owl
Brief Description:
While helping Professor McGonagall with the acceptance letters for this fall, I heard a crash from the other room followed by a loud squeaking hoot! I ran to investigate and my silly owl Archemedes had knocked over a Shrinking Solution and managed to drench himself! Well, I couldn't rightly delay Quinn's letter just because of that, so I figured this would be a good time to practice my Reducio Charm on the parchment. Being a good sport, Archemedes headed right out with the letter, and no worries, but the time he came back he was rightly sized again.
Project Picture:

My little troublemaker! :) I used white suede for his body, and wool thread called Snow Melt from Dragonflylotus Designs for his outline. It's a really pretty mottled grey color.

My shrunken letter. I use vanilla extract to get the color right. There's a sewing needle for size reference.


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Post by: SiakelA on July 30, 2012 08:06:33 PM
Rossie, those cupcakes look amazing!!! I never thought about doing food for transfiguration, you have definitely given a new spark of creativity. I was very stuck on that subject!


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Post by: patty_o_furniture on July 30, 2012 08:36:07 PM
Class: Herbology
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Tree of Life
Brief Description:
A lovely oak tree I came across while on a journey through the forbidden forest.  It's beauty was so out of place I felt the need to capture it, but not wanting to harm the tree, I charmed some wire to bend in a perfect photo of it.  It will be kept on a necklace to give luck and prosperity to the wearer.
Project Picture:



(p.s. I'm done with all my classwork  ;D Yatta!)


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Post by: IsikkahJai on July 30, 2012 09:41:54 PM
Class/event: QUIDDITCH "Beater" challenge
House: GRYFFINDOR
Project name: Charmed by Hello Kitty ^^
Description: Well, I've been doing jewelry for a while now but I've never made a charm bracelet. I ESPECIALLY have never had to use eye pins where I had to curl the tops over myself <-- this is where the "new technique" comes in for me. I made all the little bead thingies on the bracelet and threaded each and every jump ring for the whole bracelet. I also made a matching earring and Necklace set but those weren't new techniques for me :D It's a little sparse compared to jennigram's and patty_o's bracelets, but I didn't have much to work with to begin with lol. And I wasn't sure the chain could handle the weight. It's a little thin and delicate  :)



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Post by: Eiseldora on July 31, 2012 01:27:09 AM
Class (or House Pride Item): ~*Cheering/Spirit
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: House Crest Buttons
Brief Description: I've made house crest buttons for each team to wear and root for thier house during the matches. I'll be dropping them off at the post tomorrow, I hope they arrive by the end of the festivities.
Project Picture:

Class: ~*Chaser
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Ren Skirt
Brief Description: I enjoy attending the local Ren Faire. Normally I rent or borrow a costume, but this year I'm making a simple Chemise and Drawstring Skirt that I can wear with a Cloak I've had for years. The cloak is burgendy on one side and black on the other so I decided to make a burgendy skirt. After much research I've found a pattern for a 3 panel skirt. I'm also trying to make a historically accurate Chemise with ribbons. I hope to finish it next weekend, because I'm going to the Fair on August 11th.
Project Picture:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=542096) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=542098) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=542099)


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Post by: special_occasion on July 31, 2012 01:48:38 AM

I really like what everyone is coming up with, especially patty_o_furniture's tree of life and obviously everything from Slytherin ;)



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Post by: pottermouth on July 31, 2012 06:13:37 AM
OOOoooh, the Tree of Life is lovely!


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 31, 2012 08:01:48 AM
Quidditch: Seeker
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Snitch Ornament

I've had these beautiful victorian wings sitting on my craft desk, awaiting a project.  When the Quidditch challenge was announced, I suddenly realized they were waiting to become a Snitch ornament for my tree this year!  The body is made of two different metal pieces that were layered to create depth, and were sponged with antique gold craft paint.  (They were originally antique copper.)



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Post by: indigo_roses on July 31, 2012 08:19:51 AM
Lovely snitch ornament!

I'm almost done with my Chaser project! Just have to block it and weave in the ends. :)


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 31, 2012 09:01:43 AM
Class: Herbology
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Gryffindor Trinket Box for pinkleo

My Herbology project for this term is a small and simple one, but I was really pleased with how well it turned out, especially since it was part of pinkleo's birthday present.  I created a Gryffindor themed trinket box to hold a necklace and earrings for her.  The box was from Michael's.  I stained it with golden maple and brilliant cherry wood stain markers.  The lion is a brass stamping that I bought from an Etsy seller.  Enjoy!




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Post by: SiakelA on July 31, 2012 09:06:18 AM
Eiseldora I love that skirt!! What pattern did you use?


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Post by: IsikkahJai on July 31, 2012 09:59:23 AM
That snitch ornament is brilliant!!  :o I LOVE the variety of tiny Harry Potter ornaments on here. I might have to start a tiny tree of my own to keep up all year long that's HP themed  ;)


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Post by: NathanielM93 on July 31, 2012 10:04:20 AM
Class: Seeker
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: The snitch
Brief Description: I'm an afwull seeker really, so I knew I would never catch the snitch. So I got some beads and made myself one :)
Project Picture:


Class: Chaser
House: Ravenclaw
Project name: Red ear cuff
Brief description: As a chaser (or most sportswomen actually) you're not allowed to wear earrings. This is mostly because when it would catch on something it would rip out. I figured an earcuff would be safe enough to wear zooming around in the sky.
Project Picture:


Class: Arithmancy
House: Ravenclaw
Project name: Fibonacci bracelet
Brief Description: It seems to me this bracelet came out of nowhere. You could almost say it bred like a rabbit :p (forgive the horrid joke :p)
Project picture:


Class: Cheering/Spirit
House: Ravenclaw
Project name: Ravenclaw flower
Brief Description: I made a flower in ravenclaw colors to put in my hat while watching quidditch
Project Picture:


I'm sorry about picturequality, they were made on my phone because I'm impatient and can't wait until the weekend to post :p


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Post by: skatergirl1007 on July 31, 2012 10:40:01 AM
Class: Cheering Sqaud
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Hufflepuff Coasters
Brief Description: I got this sewing with felt book that had some cute coaster in it. In the book the circle coaster had quilted circles to help it stay together. I decided to put an H on it insted for Hufflepuff. I ended up making 4 of them. Also I swear that the dark navy blue color looked black when I was picking it out.
Project Picture: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=542139)


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Post by: chughes225 on July 31, 2012 10:45:48 AM
Class: Cheering/Team spirit
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: The Sorting hat thread catcher and pincushion I belong in GRYFFINDOR!
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412179.0
Brief Description:
Ive been seeing a lot of thread catchers on peoples pin boards and thought I'd like one but, I cant just have a bag with a strap and a cushion I would need to geek it out some how. And it came to me the sorting hat with a gryffindor striped handle and a pincushion on the end. The hat I made with felt and all hand sewed the strap and pincushion are cotton and machine sewed. What makes it great is I didn't hide my seems which add to the hat patched and raggedness. You can roll him up and put him on display or just unroll the pincushion from the handle and hang from what ever surface you are sewing from.
Project Picture:
all rolled up

In use



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Post by: Eiseldora on July 31, 2012 10:48:39 AM
Eiseldora I love that skirt!! What pattern did you use?

when I was looking for historical representation of common wear I found a few images of a female in corset/vest that was differently colored from the skirt.  the skirt was depicted  with two seams on the front along the legs. I also talked to SCA members who told me most skirts were made  at least 1.5 the width of a winona hips so she could keep wearing during pregnancy. In some costuming manuela I found a technique of adding a drawstring hem, and ribbon hem to the base.

It seems that most embroidering was used on edging to keep fabric from fraying and add style. I don't have time for anything that fancy though.



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Post by: Eiseldora on July 31, 2012 10:50:00 AM
I love your project chughes


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Post by: IsikkahJai on July 31, 2012 12:38:27 PM
OMG CHUGES! I NEED that thread catcher! SO. FRIGGIN'. GENIUS!!!! *pinned*


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Post by: chughes225 on July 31, 2012 01:10:54 PM
Thanks for the nice comments ;). I really love how it turned out.  And  IsikkahJai every time I read your post I look at you avatar and so I read them in this yelling way this time you used caps so it was extra loud. Its so funny :D


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Post by: Ant Bee on July 31, 2012 01:16:19 PM
Wow, the crafty goodness posted here is so cool I'm getting craft worthiness anxieties!

The Wire tree!
The Sorting Hat pin cushion!
The Snitches!

So many great things!  I feel like the little kid your mom makes you take with you to the park. 

Thanks for letting me hang out with you, cool kids!
:)


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Post by: Eiseldora on July 31, 2012 02:01:28 PM
Wow, the crafty goodness posted here is so cool I'm getting craft worthiness anxieties!

The Wire tree!
The Sorting Hat pin cushion!
The Snitches!

So many great things!  I feel like the little kid your mom makes you take with you to the park. 

Thanks for letting me hang out with you, cool kids!
:)

You are a very talented crafter, and you can only get better by practice. Maybe you should try your hand at Beater. Don't let everyone intimidate you.

I never would have thought to replace the inside of a eyeglass case (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408525.msg4869191#msg4869191) Maybe you can keep working on repario charms until you master it, or you can try something new. Remember you only fail if you refuse to try. :D


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Post by: raynebeauxx on July 31, 2012 02:39:54 PM
House:Ravenclaw
class: Beater
Description:I dont know where to begin to explain this here I go.
I tried making something new I have never crocheted anything in my life.
I was trying to make a potholder. It turned into (the first photo)
OH what kind of mess is this? This wont do So I have another idea.
With a wave of my  wand I used some transfiguration to turn it into a hat for my rat Remus.
His head  has been chilly as of late.
(The extra strings are ties for under his head but he didnt let me tie them)





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Post by: Eiseldora on July 31, 2012 02:55:31 PM
Great job with the Transfiguration spell. The same thing happened to my uncle when he learned to crochet. He started out making one thing (A pot holder I think) and it curled into a sock and then a Doll Dress.

Quite lovely.

Way to use the Ravenclaw Wit and Defeat the Beater.

To all working on this challenge its ok for something to change while you try a new technique. You are learning, and the best inventions were discovered by mistakes!


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Post by: kbrison on July 31, 2012 03:21:42 PM
I've crocheted for years, but NEVER would have thought of turning your "oopsie" into a rat hat. Love it! There are some very good tutorials online. Don't give up on crocheting; it really is easy once you figure out a few basic stitches.


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Post by: rossie on July 31, 2012 04:25:08 PM
Class: Quidditch House Cup - Seeker
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Snitch Socks
Description: The perfect socks for the quidditch season.  Classic girls' white turnover socks, embellished with a snitch made from a sparkly gold pompom and metallic gold lace wings. 






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Post by: FiberAlchemist on July 31, 2012 04:41:18 PM
Class: Quidditch House Cup - Beater
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Home Preservation
Description:  I've been wanting to give canning a go for a while now but have never tried because I was always to afraid that it would be too difficult, too time consuming or I would mess something up and give someone (including myself) food poisoning.  Well this past weekend I pushed aside my fears and discovered it's really not that difficult or time consuming and so far no one has gotten sick (though only the jelly has been eaten).  Here are the fruits of my labor spicy dills and grape jelly!



Class: Quidditch House Cup - Chaser
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: The redwork is a lie...
Description:  I had seen some traditional redwork embroidery inline lately and fell in love with it.  So I hunted around for the perfect image to embroider.  This image, inspired by the game Portal, has been sitting in my screenshot folder for a while so I sadly I don't remember where it originally came from; but I thought it was perfect.  I absolutely love how it turned out!  Now I just have to decide if I want to leave it as a hoop or perhaps make a series of redwork blocks and make them into a quilt.



Also Happy Birthday to J.K. and Harry!!  ;D


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Post by: Eiseldora on July 31, 2012 04:47:37 PM
I've been interested in home canning as well. Please share the resources you used to learn how to can :D

I love everyone's projects :D

Go Hogwarts!


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Post by: Ant Bee on July 31, 2012 05:06:54 PM
Thanks, Eiseldora, that was really nice to say :)

I've been thinking of trying to sew, maybe I will embrace the fear in honor of Quidditch and HP's (and JKR's) birthday today.

This community rocks, thanks again!


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Post by: FiberAlchemist on July 31, 2012 05:27:49 PM
I've been interested in home canning as well. Please share the resources you used to learn how to can :D

I've mostly used the website foodinjars.com and the book of the same name.  It focuses on small batch canning, which is perfect for me, since I just need to make enough for my husband and myself.


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Post by: IsikkahJai on July 31, 2012 05:32:37 PM
I've been thinking of trying to sew, maybe I will embrace the fear in honor of Quidditch and HP's (and JKR's) birthday today

  Go Ant Bee! DOOOO IIIIIITTTTTTTTT!!! Make your house proud (even though we're rival houses, lol.) I'm going to try my embroidery project as soon as I find an image I like in honor of J.K.R's and Harry's B-day. Dunno yet if it's going to be House Pride or a snitch--- or a Broom ^^
   As a weird side note...I made my 20 year old sister do the Pottermore thing and she got a rowan 10 3/4 inch phoenix core wand. She was also sorted into Hufflepuff. She's immensely pleased that she's black and yellow (batman colors ::) ) We also watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone together ;) Part of a week long marathon I think. Such a nice day.


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Post by: chughes225 on July 31, 2012 05:55:34 PM
 Class (or House Pride Item): Charms
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Shell Cottage memory jar
Project Page Link:
Brief Description:
I am a huge beach fan even though I live states away from one.  So when I think of water I think the beach.  Ive been seeing these memory jars online a lot lately.  So I thought it would be fun to do a shell cottage jar.  I did a sepia colored image of shell cottage and then filled the jar with blue glass for the ocean and tan salt for the beach and a few little shells and one big one.  I really like how it turned out and I might do some more of different place in the book.
Project Picture:



 Class (or House Pride Item): Beater
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Quidditch captain
Project Page Link:
Brief Description:   This is a surprise for Eiseldora who is Ravenclaws Qudditch captain.  She is making a button for me and I thought as a thank you I would make her a captain quidditch badge.  Im sending it out tomorrow, but I couldn't wait to share with you.  Ive done felt applique before but Ive never made a felt badge before. I used the movie colors because I couldnt find bronze felt.  Ive been stalking the felt badge gallery https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410196.0 for a while and I can't wait for the next round so I can join in.
Project Picture:


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Post by: Eiseldora on July 31, 2012 06:00:54 PM
Class (or House Pride Item): Beater
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Quidditch captain
Project Page Link:
Brief Description:   This is a surprise for Eiseldora who is Ravenclaws Qudditch captain.  She is making a button for me and I thought as a thank you I would make her a captain quidditch badge.  Im sending it out tomorrow, but I couldn't wait to share with you.  Ive done felt applique before but Ive never made a felt badge before. I used the movie colors because I couldnt find bronze felt.  Ive been stalking the felt badge gallery https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410196.0 for a while and I can't wait for the next round so I can join in.
Project Picture:


Ah how sweet of you :D

I put everyone's pins in the mail today. The postal lady was a bit cross at me for not wrapping them in bubble wrap so I got myself a Starbucks and used the coffee sleeve and napkins to wrap the buttons. A little surprise I guess :D I hope all enjoy.


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Post by: pottermouth on July 31, 2012 06:07:36 PM
Class: Chaser Challenge
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Fledgling Phoenix
Project Page Link: Chocobo Tute (http://kimmije.deviantart.com/art/Chocobo-pattern-V-2-285719857)
Brief Description: We happened upon a rare phenomenon while looking for the cat earlier today. A smoldering pile of ash caught our attention and after a few minutes we discovered this:

We took the little creature inside and immediately sent an owl to Hagrid, since Phoenix husbandry is way out of our league. Got a few cute baby pictures, though!



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Post by: raynebeauxx on July 31, 2012 06:18:45 PM
Fledgling Phoenix oh my adorable.

I am glad I did not to terribly bad I was nervous to post it.


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Post by: chughes225 on July 31, 2012 06:45:34 PM
What a sweer little phoenix.  Great job


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Post by: tiamatfire on July 31, 2012 07:18:57 PM
Seriously WANT that little Phoenix!

Challenge: Seeker
Project name: Golden Catsnitch

I decided to make a new cat toy, since they're feeling a bit hard-done-by what with all the attention the baby gets!  It's mostly just invented out of my own head, stuffed with leftover quilt batting and catnip.  I knew it was a hit because they started stealing the ball part from me before I even started the wings ;)



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Post by: wifeofbath on July 31, 2012 07:25:30 PM
Wow! I haven't visited in almost a week and a half and there's an explosion of all these great projects, new people, and quidditch. I need to get busy; this undercover muggle life (job, etc.) is sapping my crafting energy.


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Post by: greybird on July 31, 2012 07:44:32 PM
I love that phoenix!! 


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Post by: jillybeans on July 31, 2012 07:47:26 PM
I have been doing such a bad job on commenting on all the lovely projects, but I do totally check them out each time something new is posted!  I haven't contributed in a while, since I've been so busy with swaps.  Sooooo, I finally did something not entirely swap related.   Something that I love to do and to help my fellow Hufflepuffs in the tournament!

Class: Chaser Challenge
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Strawberry Syrup & Strawberry Jam
Project Page Link: None yet
Brief Description: I slaved over a hot cauldron this Sunday to make up some of my favorite things to can.  I made 1 batch of strawberry jam and 2 batches of strawberry syrup.  And a boiling charm greatly helps speed up the process!


Here are the 7 half pint jars of strawberry jam that I made.


Upclose with the jam.  Oh, and here is the link to the recipe that I use:
http://pickyourown.org/strawberryjam.htm

That website has loads of canning recipes and tips for canning.  It rules!


And here is the syrup in 5 pints and 7 half pint jars.  Mmmmm!  It is soooooo good on pancakes, even better than maple syrup.  Its also good on ice cream, too!


Upclose picture!  And the link for the recipe:
http://pickyourown.org/blueberrysyrup.htm

Go go Hufflepuffs!!!



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Post by: SiakelA on July 31, 2012 08:02:11 PM
Eiseldora I love that skirt!! What pattern did you use?

when I was looking for historical representation of common wear I found a few images of a female in corset/vest that was differently colored from the skirt.  the skirt was depicted  with two seams on the front along the legs. I also talked to SCA members who told me most skirts were made  at least 1.5 the width of a winona hips so she could keep wearing during pregnancy. In some costuming manuela I found a technique of adding a drawstring hem, and ribbon hem to the base.

It seems that most embroidering was used on edging to keep fabric from fraying and add style. I don't have time for anything that fancy though.


Thanks! I've got one ren faire outfit (we go every year at least once) but I've been wanting to make a few pieces myself to shake things up. I've been nervous about making anything wearable, but a skirt seems simple enough!


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Post by: Eiseldora on July 31, 2012 08:24:17 PM
I made a board on pinterest to gather all my internet Ren Faire research. Maybe it will help you in your efforts ;D

http://pinterest.com/eiseldora/diy-ren-faire/

Sadly I didn't find skirt inspiration online. but I did find some good Chemise things.

Did more searching and found this list of patterns you might buy at your local craft store
http://genepaulandsusanna.com/diycostume.html

Hope it helps :D

I've been making skirts for a little while so it wasn't as scary. First time I traced a skirt that fit well, second time I used this pattern (http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2010/04/20-minute-skirt.html) so I worked my way up to a medieval skirt.


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Post by: special_occasion on July 31, 2012 08:32:38 PM
Class: Cheering/Spirit Challenge
House: Slytherin
Project Name: sssssmocked-a-lot
Brief Description: All this flying around at the Quidditch House Cup has got my hair in a tangle, so I made this hair clip to tame my mane and show my house pride deciding that 'stylish' and 'sport' should not be mutually exclusive. It's honestly far more green in reality, I'm pretty pleased how my first attempt at smocking turned out and am really glad to have found a project for a favourite button I'd been holding on to. But mainly I'm happy to have my hair out of my face  ;)
Project Picture:




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Post by: Ant Bee on July 31, 2012 08:36:16 PM
I've been thinking of trying to sew, maybe I will embrace the fear in honor of Quidditch and HP's (and JKR's) birthday today

  Go Ant Bee! DOOOO IIIIIITTTTTTTTT!!! Make your house proud (even though we're rival houses, lol.) I'm going to try my embroidery project as soon as I find an image I like in honor of J.K.R's and Harry's B-day. Dunno yet if it's going to be House Pride or a snitch--- or a Broom ^^
   As a weird side note...I made my 20 year old sister do the Pottermore thing and she got a rowan 10 3/4 inch phoenix core wand. She was also sorted into Hufflepuff. She's immensely pleased that she's black and yellow (batman colors ::) ) We also watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone together ;) Part of a week long marathon I think. Such a nice day.

Thanks! I think I will.
Sounds like you had a great day, Yay!


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Post by: Eiseldora on July 31, 2012 08:51:12 PM
I've been thinking of trying to sew, maybe I will embrace the fear in honor of Quidditch and HP's (and JKR's) birthday today

  Go Ant Bee! DOOOO IIIIIITTTTTTTTT!!! Make your house proud (even though we're rival houses, lol.) I'm going to try my embroidery project as soon as I find an image I like in honor of J.K.R's and Harry's B-day. Dunno yet if it's going to be House Pride or a snitch--- or a Broom ^^
   As a weird side note...I made my 20 year old sister do the Pottermore thing and she got a rowan 10 3/4 inch phoenix core wand. She was also sorted into Hufflepuff. She's immensely pleased that she's black and yellow (batman colors ::) ) We also watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone together ;) Part of a week long marathon I think. Such a nice day.

Thanks! I think I will.
Sounds like you had a great day, Yay!

May I suggest that you start with a "20" minute bag (http://www.purlbee.com/the-twenty-minute-tote/). This was one of the first things I made and I now love making it. It took me 3 hours the first time, and now I can make one in one hour. :D

I also have enjoyed making this "20" minute skirt  (http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2010/04/20-minute-skirt.html)which takes me about 3 hours but is so much fun to wear :D


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Post by: kbrison on July 31, 2012 10:33:41 PM
My HP fanatic daughter wouldn't wear the snitch as socks , but earrings????? And I have those pompoms, so what can I use as wings? Hmmmm! Gotta check my craft stash. Thanks for the idea.


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Post by: special_occasion on August 01, 2012 04:58:12 AM

Class: Keeper Challenge
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Fudge inspires Earrings
Brief Description: Unsure of what charity craft for I remembered I once brought some great fudge from the Country Women's Associaton so I made these earrings for them to sell.
Project Photo:




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Post by: pinkleo on August 01, 2012 09:10:54 AM
So much action on the field....time for an update...

~*Quidditch Update*~


Eiseldora, who has now turned blue from her extreme Eagle Spirit, grabs the quaffle and scores for Ravenclaw.  While watching the blue blur of Eiseldora, Natasjadreams hears a buzz and turns her head to find the snitch right by her head.  After a moment of amazement, she shakes her head and goes for the grab, but then Eiseldora's quaffle smacks her in the chest.  Not wasting a moment, Natasjadreams throws that quaffle through a hoop; Ravenclaw explodes in cheers.  But look out, raynebeauxx finds herself weaving in and out of stands because an insistent bludger is chasing her; luckily she loses it in the stands and heads back to the field for more action.  The bludger then targets FiberAlchemist; she whips out her bat and sends it into the candy cart, where it lands amongst the Special Edition Bertie Botts Giant Pickle Beans.  FiberAlchemist doesn't even notice as she seizes the quaffle and scores.  pottermouth, who is on the bench trying to send a persistent phoenix back to Hagrid, decides a pickle bean might just do the trick; she grabs a bean only to uncover that darn bludger.  Luckily it sails off to find another victim.  Ravenclaw has raked in 420 points.

IsikkahJai find herself in the path of our pickle-scented bludger.  Showing off her skills in charms, she turns that bludger around.  jennieingram spies the snitch and dives to snatch it.  chughes is blushing on her broom by the "chughes is our queen" cheers and barely notices that the bewitched bludger has targeted her.  tiamatfire sees that jennieingram has abandoned the snitch and is rushing to help chughes; tiamatfire takes up the snitch pursuit.  Gryffindor's score now stand at 330 points.

skatergirl1007 soars by the Hufflepuff stands, and the crowd madly waves their yellow & black banners and screams her name.  jillybeans causes that crowd to erupt in more cheers by sending a quaffle through a hoop, scoring for the Puffs.  Hufflepuff now has 240 points.

Ant Bee arrives on the field and immediately sends a quaffle through a hoop.  rossie cheers on Ant Bee but suddenly stops as she spies the snitch darting around Ant Bee's socks.  special_occasion fills with team pride and wildly applauds her teammates from her position in front of a hoop.  Slytherin has gathered 170 points.



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Post by: tiamatfire on August 01, 2012 10:05:37 AM
I feel a bit guilty, some of my projects are super quick and simple - but with a 4-month old you're lucky some days to get a shower never mind find some time to craft or create!

Challenge: Chaser
Team: Gryffindor
Project name: Honeydukes QuidditchPower! Smoothie: Quaffle flavour

Honeydukes has been doing some research into muggle sports, and discovered that many athletes use things called "smoothies", sports drinks, and other health foods to boost their performance.  Now they're trying it out at the Quidditch Cup!  This is their "Quaffle" flavour, so called because of it's reddish colour from strawberries.  Right now they're petitioning the Quidditch Association for permission to add spells or magical ingredients, and the fan version (not allowed yet by athletes) has Billywig stings as well for extra floating power!  



It's strawberries, 1% milk, natural lime yoghurt, and a banana.  I turned the extra into popsicles!

I may expand this line...find fun things to make "bludger" and "snitch" smoothies as well.


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Post by: IsikkahJai on August 01, 2012 10:24:33 AM
MMkay that Quidditch captain badge is just adorable! I might steal I mean BORROW the idea for myself  ;) That Quaffle shake looks SO YUMMY! I'd be interested in seeing how the "snitch" and "Bludger" shakes come about.

Btw, If anyone wants any Harry Potter inspired crafts to check out, I stumbled upon this website that's AWESOME! They have free patterns and tutes for almost every kind of craft! It's pretty awesome!
  http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/features/crafts


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Post by: jenleahlynn on August 01, 2012 11:06:26 AM
your fawkes is so cute! i 'm going to be on the lookout for spontaneous fires!


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Post by: patty_o_furniture on August 01, 2012 11:44:25 AM
Class: House Unity
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Hogwarts Crest Stamp
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412229.0
Brief Description: Fun stamp that shows all the house animals.  I don't expect to know where this stamp is for long as my Potter-loving 8 year old is sure to take off with it.
Project Picture:


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Post by: IsikkahJai on August 01, 2012 12:44:09 PM
Your eight year old doesn't have to take off with that stamp if you send it to ME Patty_O!  ;D It's a piece of really fantastic stamp carving craftmanship!


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Post by: Eiseldora on August 01, 2012 02:52:30 PM
I just saw that JK is going to give a live broadcast for a Harry Potter Reading Club on Oct 11th.

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The live webcast with Rowling from her hometown will be presented by the club at noon EDT (0500 GMT) on October 11 at http://www.scholastic.com/hpreadingclub (http://www.scholastic.com/hpreadingclub)
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I know its a while off, but maybe we can mark it on our calendars.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: chughes225 on August 01, 2012 04:08:55 PM
Patty what a great stamp.  Your skills amaze me.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: indigo_roses on August 01, 2012 05:56:25 PM
Love the little phoenix and the Hogwarts stamp!


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Post by: pottermouth on August 01, 2012 07:04:54 PM
Love the syrup and stamp and catsnitch toy and...well, what great crafting everyone!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pottermouth on August 01, 2012 07:14:46 PM
Class: Seeker Challenge
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Snitchcloth
Project Page Link: Snitch Dishcloth (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/golden-snitch-dishcloth)
Brief Description: I like dishcloths. I like making dishcloths. I like making Harry Potter dishcloths. So why didn't I make a snitch dishcloth earlier? I dunno, but I have one now.

While I was making it the yarn got tangled- and look! A tiny snitch knot!

(I really need to read the camera manual.)


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Post by: IsikkahJai on August 01, 2012 07:18:17 PM
BAAAHAHAHA!!! "SNITCH KNOT!" How funny! I guess that means that the project was meant to be!  :D My gosh someone needs to teach me how to knit---and then do knitting like THAT ^! It's fantastic :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on August 01, 2012 08:02:58 PM
those knitting are pretty simple

Once you learn how to do a knit stitch and how to do a purl stitch you can knit almost anything

I made a  Tardis (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Eiseldora/the-most-awesomest-tardis-dishcloth-evar), a tree, (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Eiseldora/tree---ac) a weeping angel (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Eiseldora/doctor-who-the-angels-have-the-blue-box-dishcloth), a mushroom (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Eiseldora/enchanted-mushroom-dishcloth), and a Cat (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Eiseldora/kitty-love-washcloth) just to name a few.

there are many video tutorials online.

Here is a simple G (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gryffindor-dish-cloth) or a bigger challenge would be a Deathly Hallows (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/deathly-hallows) Just pay attention to which side you are on and maybe use a stich marker to tell you where the edges of the letter are.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on August 01, 2012 09:29:50 PM
Ahahaha, snitch knot.  Awesome work.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 02, 2012 06:18:54 AM
I started work on my Keeper project last night!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: katara on August 02, 2012 07:14:56 AM
Wow! I haven't visited in almost a week and a half and there's an explosion of all these great projects, new people, and quidditch. I need to get busy; this undercover muggle life (job, etc.) is sapping my crafting energy.

My sentiments exactly! I've just caught up with the last 12 pages. Whew... There are so many fabulous projects though!  My progress has screeched to an halt because I started a job on Monday, so my crafting time is virtually non-existent at the moment...
I have changed my avatar though to show my support  ;)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on August 02, 2012 07:53:21 AM
Haha, Ravenclaw is playing a good match here! Whoohoo, well done, fellow Ravenclaws! So here's the first Quidditch challenges I came up after I got enlisted by our reckless restless team captain Eiseldora!

Quidditch Team Ravenclaw
Seeker challenge: something with a snitch

Well, a snitch is something with a snitch! I have plans for this snitch, but for now, it's just a little cute thingie.

Quidditch Team Ravenclaw
Chaser Challenge: something red

I had made these yo-yos a while ago, thinking of making them into a hatband. But now took them and made them into a necklace instead.

Quidditch Team Ravenclaw
Beater Challenge: something new

I learned something new this week - backwards crochet!
I've wanted to make this Hyper-Piston's onigiri purse (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342748.0) for a while. It's crocheted in the round, and then the flaps are crocheted in rows, but they still look like they were made in rounds. Hyper-Piston introduced us to the concept of crocheting rows backwards when we wouldn't stop nagging about how it was done. :)
So now I tried it. It took a bit of trial and error to get the loops right, but it's basically the same thing as knit rows vs purl rows. Just very unusual for the first minutes when you try to mirror single crochet in your head, but then it's just another stitch of its own.

Also, I have a question about the Portkey challenge. What does that signup date mean? Joining the HP Craftalong in general, or was there a special signup for the Quidditch challenge, only I didn't find any? If it's the craftalong, please dear Referree note my portkey points for Ravenclaw!

PS: Sorry I'm not up to the commenting of the wonderful projects in this thread, but it's so many, and they're so overwhelming!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: aliis on August 02, 2012 09:20:49 AM
Hiya! I wisited countryside and missed all the portkeys so I had to take Knightbus to get back here!

Challenge: Riding the Knight Bus
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Juicy Grapes Bracelet
Project Page Link: Here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412278.0)
Brief Description: Sweetpea weave in two juicy colours and cute grapes charm
Project Picture:


And as I ran to stadium I got trown in the middle of Quidditch game with quaffle in my hands! Yikes!

Challenge: Quidditch - Chaser
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Fiery Chili Bracelet
Project Page Link: Here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412278.0)
Brief Description: I was almost beaten 'cause I had all this red wire and didn't know what to do with it... Untill I found this little chili charm! I think Forars Kaede fits well with this colour. Spicy!
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: ShardaeDobby on August 02, 2012 04:20:44 PM
Class: Quidditch Cup Broomstick Challenge
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Mini Quidditch Coat Rack
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: A Reducio charm and some wire hooks has my broom doing double duty as a place for Quidditch uniforms, scarves, and a place to store my Quaffle, Bludgers, and Snitch. A stasis spell ensures they don't get away.

Project Picture  


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on August 02, 2012 04:30:36 PM
Wow everyone is making such wonderful things

I'm so proud of my house :D  <3


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Post by: jenleahlynn on August 02, 2012 05:48:39 PM
house: griffendor
class assignment: care of magical creatures


I caught sight of Fawkes, dumbledores pheonix, flying over the forbidden forest! sightings of him have been very rare since dumbledores passing. i immediatly tried to create an atc card of him. i started off creating a paper silouette to trace around so his wings would be symetrical, but kind of liked it so i ended up doing a paper pieced card as well....not sure which one i like, there may have to be a number 3...



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: ShardaeDobby on August 02, 2012 05:56:19 PM
Class: Quidditch Cup Beater Challenge
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Recycled Plastic Bottle Cuff
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: As far as jewelry goes, I usually don't use recycled materials because it never seemed like I could make it look nice. Ditto using felt (it always ended up bunchy). So for this challenge, I decided to tackle a cuff made of a recycled plastic bottle and covered in felt. I attached a potato chip bag flower(another first-I save these for crafting but end up throwing them out) and threaded a bead into its center. The staples were a make it work moment when I couldn't find my craft glue. I'm quite proud of the result.

Project Picture:
 


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Post by: patty_o_furniture on August 02, 2012 06:24:36 PM
Class: Keeper Challenge
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Twilight Bookmark & Bracelet
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: Was already making a few Twilight items for a Twi-group to sell for the GFYS4Charity, but hey, why not add a few more for good measure!
Project Picture:
Bookmark and Bracelet


All the fun stuff that's getting sent, hope they can sell them all!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on August 02, 2012 08:08:25 PM
Saw this and thought all our artithmancy students would get a kick out of it....
http://www.imbecile.me/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/fibonacci-sequence-nature-pidgeons.jpg


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on August 02, 2012 10:29:44 PM
Saw this and thought all our artithmancy students would get a kick out of it....
http://www.imbecile.me/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/fibonacci-sequence-nature-pidgeons.jpg

That's fantastic!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on August 03, 2012 04:33:38 AM

Class: Reducio Challenge
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Angel of Creativity
Brief Description:  A gift for someone I know who has had a thing for angels lately and who loves being creative. Canvas two and a half inch by two and a half inch, glued on tiny angel pin, lots of beads, paint pallet embellishments. Painted everything gold and then put a black wash over that to add depth and age.   
Project Photo:




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on August 03, 2012 06:20:44 AM
Class: Broomstick
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Hufflepuff Broomstick
Brief Description: I wanted to draw something and I thought that I would draw a broomstick. I then added the "We love broomsticks, Hufflepuff" to it.
Project Picture: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=542609)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on August 03, 2012 07:09:31 AM
Wow....just WOW...I mean WOW! :o ...

I know I haven't commented on individual projects lately, but I had to comment that you guys are just amazing!!!  Amazing and very productive!!! ;D  I love that the HPC has everyone's creative juices flowing.

Okay, off to update completed projects and then post signups for Back to Hogwarts 3 swap...then craft!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on August 03, 2012 07:43:49 AM
Fun broom skatergirl!  GO HUFFLEPUFFS!


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Post by: pottermouth on August 03, 2012 12:25:06 PM
Class: Broomstick Challenge
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Firebolt Fridgie
Project Page Link:Witch Pattern (http://www.crochetmemories.com/archive/free-witch-fridgie.html)
Brief Description: Here's a Ravenclaw Seeker ready to catch the snitch!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on August 03, 2012 12:40:08 PM
Also, I have a question about the Portkey challenge. What does that signup date mean? Joining the HP Craftalong in general, or was there a special signup for the Quidditch challenge, only I didn't find any? If it's the craftalong, please dear Referree note my portkey points for Ravenclaw!

The Portkey Challenge was limited time only like the Quidditch Challenge is. All portkeys had to be registered(picture posted) by July 26th I believe. You can't register a portkey anymore.

I hope that helps Ruby


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on August 03, 2012 01:55:32 PM
Thanks, Eiseldora. Missed that one, unfortunately. Hope I can cover the other Quidditch challenges for my team!
And I think I want to make Firebolt Fridgies now, so cute!

As for the other challenges, I'll finally need to post these:

Knight Bus Challenge:

Always wanted a flapper hat!

Reducio Challenge: Blaise Zabini


For my partner imera in the OTHPT swap, I made Blaise. That was fun! Should have taken better pictures, because I love his little robe!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 03, 2012 02:27:45 PM
Eiseldora is exactly right!  The Portkey challenge was only open for a short period of time.  It closed on July 26th.  You are still welcome to participate in all the other categories of the Quidditch Challenge until August 12th.  :D

Also, I have a question about the Portkey challenge. What does that signup date mean? Joining the HP Craftalong in general, or was there a special signup for the Quidditch challenge, only I didn't find any? If it's the craftalong, please dear Referree note my portkey points for Ravenclaw!

The Portkey Challenge was limited time only like the Quidditch Challenge is. All portkeys had to be registered(picture posted) by July 26th I believe. You can't register a portkey anymore.

I hope that helps Ruby


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on August 03, 2012 02:39:12 PM
Class: Keeper
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bunny for Charity
Brief Description: I found this Charity to donate a doll to though my Sew News magazine. I plan to make a few more before sending her off.
Project Picture: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=542703)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on August 03, 2012 03:24:54 PM
:-* to you fab helpers!
Most HPC challenges will be for a whole semester, but some will be just for a short time only.....sometimes a deadline really gets you moving! (at least for me)

Eiseldora is exactly right!  The Portkey challenge was only open for a short period of time.  It closed on July 26th.  You are still welcome to participate in all the other categories of the Quidditch Challenge until August 12th.  :D

Also, I have a question about the Portkey challenge. What does that signup date mean? Joining the HP Craftalong in general, or was there a special signup for the Quidditch challenge, only I didn't find any? If it's the craftalong, please dear Referree note my portkey points for Ravenclaw!

The Portkey Challenge was limited time only like the Quidditch Challenge is. All portkeys had to be registered(picture posted) by July 26th I believe. You can't register a portkey anymore.

I hope that helps Ruby


A huge SHOUT OUT to Eiseldora for all her Quidditch Spirit! :-*
Everyone get excited because Eiseldora is your Quidditch Captain for the Fall Semester. ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: varifiresis on August 03, 2012 06:18:42 PM
Class: Quidditch Challenge- Seeker
House: Slytherin
Project: Snitch Necklace

I saw how far behind Slytherin was in the Quidditch Challenge and decided to make this Snitch necklace to help earn a few points.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on August 03, 2012 06:32:47 PM
I saw how far behind Slytherin was in the Quidditch Challenge and decided to make this Snitch necklace to help earn a few points.
Remember that since houses have an uneven number of students, I will be taking an average from the points accumulated per house and the number of quidditch players per house.  So don't despair if your house seems low on points compared to other houses .... :::cough, cough, Ravenclaw, cough::: .... there is still hope!


██ Gryffindor Roar! ██
I just finished another Quidditch project and will be posting pics this weekend. 8) 
Sending butterbeers and cauldron cakes to the Gryffindor Team to fuel crafty energy! ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Ant Bee on August 03, 2012 07:16:06 PM
I'm loving that necklace, varifiresis, and not just cuz I'm in S. house, haha.
really pretty!


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Post by: indigo_roses on August 03, 2012 07:24:41 PM
Love the little witch!


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Post by: special_occasion on August 03, 2012 09:04:08 PM
Class: Beater Challenge
House: Slytherin
Project Name: First of Many
Brief Description: Iíd never used polymer clay before so I thought this would be a good opportunity. I made these two pendants as gifts and covered them with mica and then kept making things and kept making things and... yep, polymer clay is fun.
Project Photo:




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 04, 2012 04:29:13 AM
Quidditch Challenge: Cheering/Spirit
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Gryffindor House Pride Earrings
Project Post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412386.0

For my cheering/spirit project I knew I wanted to make something wearable, and jewelry is my favorite medium, so I created a pair of House Pride earrings!


The beads are red Czech glass and amber glass teardrops. The charms are Tibetan silver.

I was so pleased with how cute the Gryffindor ones came out, I kept on crafting and created a pair for each house!


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Post by: raynebeauxx on August 04, 2012 06:25:31 AM
Can anyone tell me how to change my avatar  its been so long Iforgot how i did it


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 04, 2012 08:55:37 AM
Can anyone tell me how to change my avatar  its been so long Iforgot how i did it

The info is posted here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=37941.0 

And just FYI, if you scroll to the very top of the screen, you'll see a set of links in blue at the top center.  The far left is the "Help" link, which will lead you to the Craftster FAQ's & Craftster Need to Know Guide.  :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pottermouth on August 04, 2012 09:33:34 AM
Displaying my Ravenclaw Pride thanks to our Quidditch captain! Thank you, Eiseldora!

I always took Chewie as a Hufflepuff.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 04, 2012 09:52:45 AM
Quidditch Challenge: Keeper
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Crocheted Squares for Knit-a-Square.com (http://www.knit-a-square.com/)

Since I've had my yarn and crochet hooks out, I decided to make a donation to Knit-a-Square.com to fulfill my Keeper project.  They are a charity that accepts knitted and crocheted squares which they then seem together to make blankets for AIDS orphans in Africa.  Here are my 3 squares!




Quidditch Challenge: Broomstick Crafts
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Fly Nimbus 2000 Necklaces

For my Broomstick craft, I decided to try out some new tools and supplies that pinkleo sent to me for Christmas. Specifically, a new set of letters & a bench block for making stamped jewelry.  I ended up making 2 necklaces while I was playing around last night.  Both feature copper and bronze stamping blanks, copper chain, and amethyst AB fire-polished bead accents.



Detail of pendant:







And with that I have now completed something for every project in the Quidditch Challenge!  Woot!  Now it's time to cheer on my fellow Gryffindors.  And in order to do that, I've decided that I'm going to send one of my Broomstick necklaces to the next Gryffindor who completes a Keeper project!  Come on Gryffindors!  Let's show off those chivalrous hearts for a good cause!!!

The other necklace will be going to Eiseldora for her hard work cheering on ALL the Quidditch teams!  Eiseldora, PM me your mailing address, and it will go out with my next batch of Etsy orders!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: wifeofbath on August 04, 2012 10:21:55 AM
Class (or House Pride Item): House Unity
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Hufflepuff Joins the Rest

This may be the teensiest bit dorky, but years ago, before the final book, I made "scarf" bookmarks for each of my Harry Potter books. Mostly Gryffindor, but the other houses got one each, except for Huflepuff. No slight intended: I admire the Hufflepuff spirit of We'll take everybody who is willing to do the work; I just didn't have any black thread and was waiting for some to turn up in the thrift store. I eventually gave up and bought some new and now, inspired by this craftalong, Hufflepuff finally joins the other houses.



The Huff marker will live in The Goblet of Fire, the only book with a major character from Hufflepuff.

And I figured as long as I had the thread out, I'd make some more. I'm always losing bookmarks (other than these HP ones) and one was intended to become my portkey on a nearby Muggle campus (cleverly disguised as a lost bookmark in their school colors) if life and poor planning hadn't intervened.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on August 04, 2012 10:24:57 AM
Eiseldora I got my pins today and I love them!!! :D I will be putting them on my backpack for when school starts. :D Go Hufflepuffs!!!!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: wifeofbath on August 04, 2012 10:29:20 AM

House: Ravenclaw
~*Chaser (20pts): Craft something red, like a quaffle.

I never could get the hang of any Muggle sports as a child, but here's my try at being a Quidditch Chaser:



A bit of serendipity here. I recently found a broken earring someone had lost with a bunch of little lightning bolt charms on it. Unless I come across some tiny bottles ("capture lightning in a bottle"), I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the rest.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: raynebeauxx on August 04, 2012 10:45:40 AM
omg all of these are so amazing! Yall post so much amazing stuff so fast you cant ONLY comment on one item LOL

Thanks for helping me change my photo jennieingram!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 04, 2012 11:03:26 AM
Love the Scarf bookmarks wifeofbath!!!


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Post by: patty_o_furniture on August 04, 2012 12:03:13 PM
speaking of new avi's, decided to make a few more robes!  Feel free to swipe one if you want.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=542816) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=542819) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=542817) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=542818)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on August 04, 2012 02:34:45 PM
:::tee, hee::: new avis!  LOVE! :-* patty

I got my buttons today from Eiseldora! THANK YOU EISELDORA! :-*  (squeees then clear restrictions given to my son not to swipe them, as he was eyeing them and is known for stealing borrowing my HP goodies)

dear crafty true love, adore the broom necklaces to pieces!  And huge HUGS! for the charity link and generosity!  (The Keeper challenge is my fave!  Which makes me ever so happy that our HPC goodness will spread into the SPEW Club for next semester....have I mentioned I'm excited for next semester? ;) ;D)

I am so behind on comments and pinning as I'm feel like a crafty storm for Quidditch!  Know that I am in love with all the projects!

Okay off to update scores and get back to crafting! ;D





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: rossie on August 04, 2012 05:31:17 PM
Class: Quidditch, Beater
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Evil Taekwondo Trousers
Description: 

A friend asked me to help her out with a taekwondo uniform that didn't fit.  The jacket was an easy fix.  The trousers... oh the trousers.  There was no way I could re-con them so I made a new pair.  Which I tried to make as close to the original as possible - you know, hems with six lines of stitching and other nonsense.  I had to do flat felled seams.  I HATE FLAT FELLED SEAMS.  Much like pregnancy, I'd rather stick a fork in my eyeball.  And then there was the weird construction.  This is the 'new technique' that very nearly beat me.  With an ugly stick.

Instead of using a typical one piece leg, or even a standard two piece leg, these pants had an inexplicable inside leg/crotch panel.  It was weird.  And difficult to sew.  I don't know what it's called.  I don't know of any other way to explain it but using a confusing diagram:



On the right you see normal trousers.  The crotch seam meets up with the inner leg seams and they all fit together nice and flat and neat.  On the left you see the mutant taekwondo pants, in which there really isn't a crotch seam, but a sort of panel thing that substitutes for the crotch and runs all the way down both inner legs.  What.  The.    I get the purpose of it - last thing you want to do when you're kicking butt and whatever is bust a seam, but dude, you could just double stitch!     



So that's me, not exactly beaten by this new technique but certainly confused. 

   


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: rossie on August 04, 2012 06:27:11 PM
Class: Quidditch, Broomstick
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Flying Diagram Bookmark
Description:

I love bookmarks.  Especially pretty ones.  This is a flying instruction graphic I put together, printed on recycled paper and then glued to some sparkly card.  Did a bit of random stitching with the machine and silver thread, popping a few sequins here and there.  Finally, a ribbon tassel attached with a silver eye pin.  It's maaaaaaagic!











Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on August 04, 2012 06:44:56 PM

Class: Detention With Snape Challenge
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Eventually Much Larger Wall Quilt Block 2
Description: Knowing I had detention with Professor Snape I packed this:
 
Heaps of very, very tiny bits of fabric I'd saved for ages and planned to sew into something but had no idea what. Under Professor Snapes watchful glare I felt compelled to whip up something quick smart before he threw me out the window in frustration so I came up with a block for an eventually much larger wall quilt:

It's not perfect but that's conveniently the look I'm going for. Measuring? Straight lines? Where's the fun in that?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on August 04, 2012 06:49:01 PM

@ rossie: I guess every craftster has to face their Evil Taekwondo Trousers project at some point, it's just that yours weren't figurative. And were very funny  ;)



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Post by: Eiseldora on August 04, 2012 09:39:27 PM
Great projects everyone.

I'm happy to see some of the pins arriving safely. I hope everyone enjoys them.


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Post by: katara on August 05, 2012 11:19:03 AM
Class: Quidditch, Cheering/Spirit
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Herbology Planter
Description: I decided to show my Hufflepuff House Spirit by turning a clear plastic container into a planter as the Hufflepuff Basement is the only common room that is decorated with vegetation :) I decorated it in my house colours with a frieze of rabbits (my magickal creature) along the bottom, and will be planting something in it very soon!




GO HUFFLEPUFF!!


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Post by: skatergirl1007 on August 05, 2012 05:38:45 PM
I love the planter katara!! :D Go Hufflepuffs!!! :D


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Post by: raynebeauxx on August 05, 2012 07:15:04 PM
Quidditch Challange
Chaser (something red)
House:ravenclaw(almost forgot to add it)
Description: Once a year twords Halloween I do a swap with a friend last year I made some of these with mardi grass beads  Well she requested more this year :) But I used Real beads  So it will last longer & be prettier.
(I apologies for the bad quality I had to order a new charger for my camera)





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Post by: Ant Bee on August 05, 2012 07:48:55 PM
The great projects just keep on coming! Everyone is really rocking this thread, I'm amazed by the creativity and the fun that everyone seems to be having.  Yay, Summer!

I finally managed to finish my Detention With Snape project, it's a knitted mouse hoodie baby blanket that has taken me forever. (Or so it feels.)  The baby was born a month ago, so I'm kinda behind schedule, but the weather has been hot as blazes so I would've felt silly giving the blanket to him yet anyway. Here it is:

Class: Detention with Snape
House: Slytherin
Project: Mouse Hooded baby blanket (knit)

Info:  This is double strand, softee baby acrylic in colors gray marl and flannel.  It measures about 30x30 and has a wee hood with a face stitched onto it to look like a little mouse. The ears are Crochet. I am putting it together with a strawberry shaped teether (It's actually a 'chocolate dipped strawberry' but was the cutest one I found) and the book The little Mouse, The Red, Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear

Pics:




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Post by: Ant Bee on August 05, 2012 08:12:59 PM
Challenge:Quidditch Seeker
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Snitch pendant
Brief Description: Every gal needs her own snitch!  I made this one as a pendant that I originally hung on a charm dangle, but the more I look at it the more I think I will take it off the dangle and instead use a hook to make it an ornament.  The wings are rather delicate.
Pic:


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Post by: patty_o_furniture on August 05, 2012 08:18:52 PM
Class (or House Pride Item): Broom Challenge
House: (if desired) Hufflepuff
Project Name: Nimbus 2000
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412442.0
Brief Description: Made this broom from sanding to ending, took a few days but was fun to see it come together.  Hope it gives plenty of years of good Quidditch games! Feel free to check out the project page for in progress pics.
Project Picture:



and with that I'm done with all my classes and Quidditch!  Now what do I do? *shifty eyes*  Housework?  ....I need house elves.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pottermouth on August 06, 2012 09:02:31 AM
Right behind you, patty_o!


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Post by: pottermouth on August 06, 2012 09:19:03 AM
Class: Herbology
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Wee Wand Tree
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: The wand that chose me is made of fir, has a phoenix feather core, is 10 3/4" long, and unbending. I had trouble translating that into an assignment until today.


And since Hagrid has been terribly busy preparing for his Magical Creatures class he has given us a book about Phoenix Care. Apparently they like fir trees.


My original plan was to make the tree 10 3/4" high (I even wrote it on my hand) but I forgot until I was halfway through. Doh! Oh well, it is about 11 1/2 inches instead.


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Post by: jenleahlynn on August 06, 2012 09:37:04 AM
house: griffendor
class:quiditch/seeker
project: crochet bookmark

our church is collecting items for operation christmas child, you fill a shoe box with school supplies, toothbrushes, small toys, gifts for a child in need. since there are so many back to school sales, i picked up notebooks (muggles use them instead of rolls of parchment) and i'm making crochet book marks to include in them from my scrap yarn. it went pretty quickly so i might make washclothes as well.


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Post by: Naantje on August 06, 2012 03:00:50 PM
I've totally been beaten by the beater challenge  :'(

We bought a second hand table when we moved in together, and it was quite damaged: the colour had faded in some places, there were scratches, ... We bought it voor Ä10, so it was really cheap, and we figured we'd just paint it and we'd have a really nice table. We used it for about 1,5 years as it was, but past saturday, I had had enough and told my boyfriend: that is it, we're buying an electric sander, we'll take the table apart and we'll sand it down and paint it! And so we did. We sanded the thing down on saturday, cleaned away all the dust and I gave it its first coat of black paint. It was looking nice and smooth and glossy, but it definitely needed a second coat of paint since coverage wasn't all that even. So yesterday I put on the second layer and we left it to harden for the time they said.

I was quite disappointed: with the second coat, you could kind of see the marks from the roller and it wasn't really very smooth at all. I think this is maybe because I use a shorter roller, as something inside the longer roller had broken off and it wouldn't stay put on the handle... We reassembled the table today, forgot to take a picture, and had dinner around 9. And dang it, there's scratches in the paint already! And not just minor scratches, but really bad ones. I'm SOOOOOOOOO frustrated, this was supposed to be (according to the can) good covering paint that was very durable, fit for indoor Šnd outdoor use. But it didn't even survive one meal!

I'm not sure if I should post this project, I do have progress pictures, and I'll have a picture of our once-again damaged table. I do feel proud for finally beating procrastination Šnd for trying out something new and intimidating, but I just wished it turned out to be better. (To top it all off: our SD card became corrupted, so I nearly lost all of our pictures on the card, including the progress pictures! I did manage to recover them though, I did the quick format as my computer told me I would need to do, and then used recuva and got all my precious photo's back!)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Ant Bee on August 06, 2012 08:26:42 PM
Naanjte, How frustrating! Good for you for giving it a try, tho.

The challenge says to "Try something new" so I think this definitely counts toward the challenge so go ahead and post a pic if you like. A big part of crafting is the stuff we try and discover we don't like, or it doesn't work the way we want it to- that doesn't mean those crafts weren't worth-while. Professor Pinkleo will ell you whether it counts or not in the end.  It's good you tried it.


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Post by: rossie on August 06, 2012 08:27:52 PM
Class: Quidditch, Cheering/Spirit
House: Slytherin
Project: Snake hair bow
Description:

Both my kids like getting all girly, so hair pretties are in demand.  This is a simple chiffon bow made by gathering two rectangles of fabric and slapping a satin strip around the middle to hold everything in.  

I chose the olive green because it reminds me of taipans, which are common in this part of the world, and what Slytherin doesn't have a little bit of snake in them?  Mwahaha!







    


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Ant Bee on August 06, 2012 08:37:57 PM
Challenge:Quidditch Keeper
House: Slytherin
Project Name:Premie/newborn pumpkin hat
Charity: This will probably go to the local NICU, or perhaps to the drive that Debbie Macomber does called "Knit 1 Bless 2"


(The long green string will be cut the minute I find my goshdang scissors.  I blame Nargles.)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Ant Bee on August 06, 2012 08:41:47 PM
Rossie, that look great!  Go Slytherin!


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Post by: special_occasion on August 06, 2012 08:45:02 PM
Slytherin is coming up with some very nice things!


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Post by: Icekibby on August 06, 2012 09:09:02 PM
Class: Quidditch, Broomstick
House: Slytherin
Project: besom bookmark
Description: This is a scan from prior to rounding the corners and adding a tassel. The image is micron pen and watercolour on watercolour paper, backed with dark blue scrapbook paper. I'm adding one of our temple's besom chants to the back in white gel pen. It's going to be for a grimoire page trade.

I have something made for a charity auction, just need to get a photo of it!



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Post by: rossie on August 06, 2012 11:02:05 PM
Class: Quidditch, Keeper
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Toiletry Bags
Description:  For my Keeper project, I am crafting for a charity that collects handmade things and bundles them up for recipients in need.  They also distribute personal care items like toothpaste, brushes, etc., and need toiletry bags for all these bits and pieces.  I made two this afternoon, and will try and get some more done over the week :) 





 


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Post by: Naantje on August 07, 2012 01:27:56 AM
Class: Quidditch, Beater
House: Slytherin
Project Name: The table that loved its scratches
Description:
When my boyfriend and I moved in together, we bought a Ä10 second hand table that needed some TLC to become a rocking piece of furniture once more. It was heavily scratched and the colours had faded in many a spot, but the piece of furniture itself was heavy duty. We had the table for 1,5 years and used it in its damaged state all that time, but last weekend I had had enough of our procrastination!

We took it apart and sanded it down and realised that in our newly found enthousiasm, we'd forgotten to take a before shot! Here's the "during":


As you can see, our cat is wondering what has happened to our table :P

We emptied out our shed to create space for painting: it was nice enough weather for painting outside on saturday, but heavy rainfall was expected in the evening. It was a good call, because rain started pouring from the sky about 5 minutes before I finished off the table top, and then I still needed to do the legs. See how smooth and mirror-like the surface was after the first coat! Unfortunately, the table wasn't coated very evenly and there were still some brownish spots...


Sunday brought the second coat of paint, and on Monday, when the paint had dried as long as the can said it would need to, we reassembled the table and moved it back inside.


As you can sort of see (it's more telling in real life!) the table top misses that smooth, glossy quality. You can really tell the marks from the roller :(

And this, depressingly, is what the table top looked like after just one meal (though the flash did wash out the black a bit):

Apparently the paint is not quite so strong, heavy duty, durable paint as the can wanted us to believe... Or maybe our table had been in a scratched and stunted state for such a long time that it couldn't go through life looking smooth and glossy. Maybe it liked its scratches and scars, and its angry at us for mending them. After all, I do fear that we did not give our patient a say in this procedure.

I did try something new, but I think that when it comes to painting furniture, I'll invite my mother over for a couple of days and delegate the task to her. She's quite often achieved amazing results with some paint to revive old and damaged furniture, so I'll leave that to her, and stick to painting walls mysellf. Non-glossy paint is a lot more forgiving!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: SootBerry on August 07, 2012 05:06:59 AM
..Is it okay to join while the Quidditch challenge is on? I don't want to upset any numbers or averages or anything. (Team Ravenclaw ftw!  ;) :D )

I've been lurking on craftster & checking in on this thread for what seems like forever and I don't think I can hold myself back from joining in much longer.  :) :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 07, 2012 07:21:11 AM
You can totally join the HPC anytime!  Welcome SootBerry!


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Post by: jenleahlynn on August 07, 2012 08:02:45 AM
Class: Quidditch, Keeper
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Toiletry Bags
Description:  For my Keeper project, I am crafting for a charity that collects handmade things and bundles them up for recipients in need.  They also distribute personal care items like toothpaste, brushes, etc., and need toiletry bags for all these bits and pieces.  I made two this afternoon, and will try and get some more done over the week :) 



great idea. i think the black pouch with he gold zipper is very sharp.
what a creative group of people!


 


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Post by: skatergirl1007 on August 07, 2012 08:12:09 AM
Class: Beater
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: First Headband
Brief Description: I have never made a headband or any piece/type of clothing for anything other than american girls before. I have made a couple refashined tops from t-shirts though. But I thought i would try a headband. It was soo easy. And I had my child sized blue bunny (whose name is Lucky but my dad always calls Ice Cream cus he is a blue bunny) modle the headband for me.
Project Picture: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=543188)


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Post by: Ant Bee on August 07, 2012 04:29:39 PM
Go Slytherin!

Challenge: Beater
House: Slytherin
Project: Needle Felted owl
Notes:  I received a needle felting starter kit from a friend for my b'day (in January) and have been too intimidated to try it out until now (Thanks, Pinkleo!).  Here's a pic of the kit and my "getting ready to craft coffee" (sorry about cig butt, not mine, I didn't even notice it. ugh.):


Here's the first wee bits:


And here's the little fella all finished.  



My first needle felt turned out ok, actually.  I'm glad I finally tried it. Who knows, I may even use it to make Christmas ornament gifts.
Thanks for looking!


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Post by: SiakelA on August 07, 2012 06:26:44 PM
Sooo cute!! I LOVE the little owl!!

OK, so I decided to tell you all what my ideas are for the challenges/classes in an attempt to get my butt into gear! (Hope that's ok)

Keeper challenge: decorate a plate with the Chicago flag and give it to my local police station - covered in homemade cookies!

Chaser challenge: I have a half-made hoop, but my lettering got crooked, and I'm feeling disheartened. I need to just buckle down and finish it I know.

Snitch challenge: I sooo want to make a little snitch hat for my niece and nephew! (4 months and 1 month! they are so cute...) But I'm not sure how to make one quickly. I thought of crochet, but I'm terribly slow at that. Maybe a felt hat? Any ideas would be welcome for this one in particular!

DADA: A sign that says "run! the zombies are coming!" Just thought of this today, and I'm looking forward to getting the supplies for that one.

Muggle Studies: A hoop commemorating the end of House, a show I've really loved watching.

Potions: A hoop commemorating my husband flying me around in a plane, which we did for our 2nd anniversary. Likely just an outline of the plane and the date.

I've got a few thoughts brewing for the other things I'd like to complete, but maybe I should tackle this list first!! :D

When is summer semester over?


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Post by: Ant Bee on August 07, 2012 07:41:00 PM
Thanks, SiakelA!  I think the wee owl cute, too. (But I'm a bit biased, being his mother and all! haha)
I was thinking about your snitch hat: do you have knitting looms?  You could loom a baby hat in about an hour doing the simplest of methods, which ends up looking very much like garter stitch in knitting.  I think Knifty Knitter makes them. Just a thought.

I love the cookie plate idea, that's great.  I would maybe double check that one can still bring home made baked goods to a station.  In this day and age they might have put a stop to "Edibles of Unknown Origins" sadly.  But I hope not!

All your ideas all sound great!  I need to get cracking on the classwork- just like back in muggle school I've been skimping on the homework assignments! haha.  I have a few ideas, but I'm stumped on DADA. 

Also- does anyone know any Grimm themed boards?  I've been trying to search, but have been unsuccessful.  I'm looking for ideas for Christmas gifts to make for a Grimm obsessed friend (OK, and for me, too.)  Any inspiration would be swell!

Good luck with all the assignments, everyone!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: tiamatfire on August 07, 2012 08:23:46 PM
Wow, everyone is just crafting like crazy!  I don't think I'm going to get to do the Keeper challenge sadly, as there's no local charities that need crafts (the humane society actually has a note begging people NOT to donate any more stuffed toys, pillows, etc.)  However I did drop of 3 bags of clothes and other items to a donation bin today so there's that at least!

Challenge: Broom
Team: Gryffindor
Project name: Swiffer cover

Right now as a busy new mom, my favourite broom is my swiffer!  I hate using the disposable wet cloths though, as they feel like such a waste.  I decided to crochet a scrubby cover for it. It's just Bernat Handicrafter cotton.  I'm going to make some simpler non-scrubby ones using old towels as well.  (Yes, I had Star Trek: Voyager on while I took pictures)




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: SiakelA on August 07, 2012 09:12:39 PM
I don't have a knitting loom. I was looking up felt baby hat tutorials, and I found some easy ones. To the craft store tomorrow!

I had no idea that they might not be able to accept my cookies!! What a sad thought. I will definitely check into it first then.


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Post by: Eiseldora on August 07, 2012 09:57:15 PM
Also- does anyone know any Grimm themed boards?  I've been trying to search, but have been unsuccessful.  I'm looking for ideas for Christmas gifts to make for a Grimm obsessed friend (OK, and for me, too.)  Any inspiration would be swell!

Good luck with all the assignments, everyone!

There was a swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402353.0) I believe


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 08, 2012 04:59:18 AM
tiamatfire, did you check the links listed earlier in the thread for charities that accept mail-in donations?  It only cost me $4 to ship my crocheted squares to South Africa!

And I think we need to post that set of links people came up with somewhere...  Hey, pretty pinkleo, could we add that to the first page, maybe in the Daily Prophet?  Hang on, I'll send you the info via email... 

I don't think I'm going to get to do the Keeper challenge sadly, as there's no local charities that need crafts (the humane society actually has a note begging people NOT to donate any more stuffed toys, pillows, etc.) 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on August 08, 2012 07:32:57 AM
Naanjte, How frustrating! Good for you for giving it a try, tho.

The challenge says to "Try something new" so I think this definitely counts toward the challenge so go ahead and post a pic if you like. A big part of crafting is the stuff we try and discover we don't like, or it doesn't work the way we want it to- that doesn't mean those crafts weren't worth-while. Professor Pinkleo will ell you whether it counts or not in the end.  It's good you tried it.
I couldn't have said it better! 

If a you are hit by a bludger and your Beater project doesn't turn out quite right, you can post a pic and still get points. 8)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on August 08, 2012 07:40:14 AM
..Is it okay to join while the Quidditch challenge is on? I don't want to upset any numbers or averages or anything. (Team Ravenclaw ftw!  ;) :D )

I've been lurking on craftster & checking in on this thread for what seems like forever and I don't think I can hold myself back from joining in much longer.  :) :)

YES!  You can join in anytime!  And don't worry about numbers and averages, we are mainly here to craft and share. ;D  Plus you know you are going to want to earn some fabulous Quidditch badges. ;) 8)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: clumsy_momma on August 08, 2012 07:45:56 AM
Class: Detention with Snape and/or reparo challenge, you decide.
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: the big ass blanket
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: When this challenge was first posted, I had one color done on this blanket...the cream color if you can see it. This originally started off as a (MUCH) smaller blanket that was "gently" loved by my daughter and needed some fixing up. Fixing up meaning completely taking the original blanket apart followed by re-knitting the whole thing and making it larger..although it did not need to be as large as it came out, that was strictly an accident that I just went with when I figured out how large it really was...That's what happens when your circular needle cable is only X long. The original blanket was more of a lap blanket that just covered her legs (for size reference, she is an about to be 9 Y/O) and it is now able to almost fully cover a queen-sized bed. I finally did the last CO last night and it just needs to have some ends weaved in.
Project Picture:

This is the before blankie



And the After









Class: Beater challenge
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: eggs
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I know someone has done something similar to this already, but my daughter and I had craft time a while back and since she loves faberege eggs, we decided to make our own. Once you see the pictures, it will be obvious that neither of us have done something like this before! :) We paper mache'd some old plastic Easter eggs and then painted once they dried.
Project Picture:






Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on August 08, 2012 07:47:08 AM
OK, so I decided to tell you all what my ideas are for the challenges/classes in an attempt to get my butt into gear! (Hope that's ok)

Keeper challenge: decorate a plate with the Chicago flag and give it to my local police station - covered in homemade cookies!

Chaser challenge: I have a half-made hoop, but my lettering got crooked, and I'm feeling disheartened. I need to just buckle down and finish it I know.

Snitch challenge: I sooo want to make a little snitch hat for my niece and nephew! (4 months and 1 month! they are so cute...) But I'm not sure how to make one quickly. I thought of crochet, but I'm terribly slow at that. Maybe a felt hat? Any ideas would be welcome for this one in particular!

DADA: A sign that says "run! the zombies are coming!" Just thought of this today, and I'm looking forward to getting the supplies for that one.

Muggle Studies: A hoop commemorating the end of House, a show I've really loved watching.

Potions: A hoop commemorating my husband flying me around in a plane, which we did for our 2nd anniversary. Likely just an outline of the plane and the date.

I've got a few thoughts brewing for the other things I'd like to complete, but maybe I should tackle this list first!! :D

When is summer semester over?
Those sound like AMAZING plans!

Summer Quidditch ends August 12!
The Summer Semester will end August 31.

HPC Semester Start Dates are as follows:
FALL: September 1st
WINTER: December 1st
SPRING: March 1st
SUMMER: June 1st

;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: skatergirl1007 on August 08, 2012 09:16:44 AM
I can't wait untill the next summer semester!! I would love to do the fall, winter, and spring crafting times but I don't think I will have time with starting PSEO this year.  :P


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on August 08, 2012 09:59:36 AM
I am happy to announce that the Society for the Protection of Everyone's Welfare, also know as S.P.E.W. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412546.0), is now open.

S.P.E.W. will be a great way to fulfill assignments because starting in the Fall, S.P.E.W. crafts will earn bonus points. 8)   



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on August 08, 2012 10:03:44 AM
I can't wait untill the next summer semester!! I would love to do the fall, winter, and spring crafting times but I don't think I will have time with starting PSEO this year.  :P
I completely understand.  We'll miss you during that time.  If you just happen to have time to complete one assignment during a semester, you will be counted as finishing that semester and progress in school year. 

Good Luck!


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Post by: chughes225 on August 08, 2012 10:35:35 AM
Class :Keeper
House: Gryffindor
Brief Description:I decided to do the Snuggles Project - Make "Snuggies" for abandoned pets for my charity project.  I have a local animal shelter Hearts and Paws Rescue and Pet Adoption that accepts them.  I used one of their patterns from the website and made it a gryffindor theme.  I have no cats in my house to try it out with and my dog head might fit in it but that's it.  So my daughters stuffed kitty would work. I can't wait to drop it off tomorrow.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: tiamatfire on August 08, 2012 11:36:48 AM
tiamatfire, did you check the links listed earlier in the thread for charities that accept mail-in donations?  It only cost me $4 to ship my crocheted squares to South Africa!

And I think we need to post that set of links people came up with somewhere...  Hey, pretty pinkleo, could we add that to the first page, maybe in the Daily Prophet?  Hang on, I'll send you the info via email... 


I might be able to do that!  It depends on how much it costs - our budget is pretty severely limited right now.  Every craft I've done so far has been 100% from stash!  I could easily make the squares, it's just mailing them that's out of reach until for sure after the challenge is over :(  Pinkleo, can I still get credit if I make the squares before the deadline, and send them after?  I could totally provide proof that I mailed them when I can afford to!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on August 08, 2012 11:40:20 AM
Pinkleo, can I still get credit if I make the squares before the deadline, and send them after?  I could totally provide proof that I mailed them when I can afford to!

As long as you craft them before the deadline, then I'm all sorts of good.  And no need to prove you sent, I have full faith in all the HPCers. ;D

:-* to all the Keepers!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: tiamatfire on August 08, 2012 11:45:35 AM
Awesome, thanks Pinkleo!  I'll definitely whip out a few squares then.  I sooo can't wait for fall semester to start as well, I have some crafts I'm planning on doing, but I'm waiting to see if any will fit with fall semester classes, lol!

Challenge: Beater
Team: Gryffindor
Project name: Quilled Snowflake

Well I've always wanted to try quilling, and now is prime time because it's incredible inexpensive (especially when you borrow everything from the library and use scrap paper) due to budgeting restrictions.  The book I borrowed from the library had a cute little snowflake project which I thought I'd try.  I enjoyed it so much I'm definitely going to make more projects!

It's not glued to anything yet because I don't have the right kind of card stock to make the card.  Next month's allowance!  (My husband and I use an allowance system together, that way there's no bickering about whether it's fair someone bought more craft supplies or video games  ;))



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: chughes225 on August 08, 2012 11:53:48 AM
What a beautiful snowflake!


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Post by: butterflyangel on August 08, 2012 11:57:19 AM
WOW! I went on vacation for a month and I've already missed 30+ pages of crafts !  :o :o


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: patty_o_furniture on August 08, 2012 12:02:41 PM
Before I did a project last night I really had to stop and think if I wanted to do it now, or wait until a new HP challenge was announced for next semester.  "What if I could use it for a class project!?!"  ---- LOL


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pottermouth on August 08, 2012 01:12:35 PM
Class: Keeper Challenge
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Secret Santa Hats
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I decided to help out locally since our city has a lot of homeless. The plan is to make as many hats, toques, berets, etc. that I can before Christmas and then hand them out to the needy. There are always homeless sleeping in the parks and on benches downtown so I'd like to leave the wrapped hat next to them and sneak away. So far I have 2 and a half hats! Maybe I should make scarves too...


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: FiberAlchemist on August 08, 2012 01:58:14 PM
Class: Seeker and Broomstick Challenge
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: HP Paper Pieced Quilt

Brief Description: A while back someone posted a link to a Harry Potter quilt with paper pieced blocks.  I bookmarked the page for a rainy day and then decided making a couple blocks for this challenge was a great way to start on the quilt.  I made the snitch and the broom block, the patterns for both are from Fandom in Stitches.



Class: Cheering/Spirit Challenge
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Ravenclaw Pride Necklace Charm

Brief Description:  I love all the metal stamped necklaces I see around here and on etsy so I decided to have a go at it.  I stamped "ravenclaw" onto a copper disk and added the blue and copper beads.  It's not perfect; but I'm pretty pleased with it since it was my first attempt.




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on August 08, 2012 02:09:47 PM
WOW! I went on vacation for a month and I've already missed 30+ pages of crafts !  :o :o
I know!!  (I love it!)  Everyone is so fast & fab with their crafty spells, I can't even keep up with comments, which makes me feel a little bad but everyone just needs to know I love everything!

Before I did a project last night I really had to stop and think if I wanted to do it now, or wait until a new HP challenge was announced for next semester.  "What if I could use it for a class project!?!"  ---- LOL
LOL! :D

Well, I can tell you that there will be Detention every semester.....so if you have something in the works prior to the semester and then need inspiration to finish it, you can always submit it to Detention and earn points.

Plus, I'm going to try to get OWL & NEWT submissions up early so y'all can start working on those.  ...more details to come! 8)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Ant Bee on August 08, 2012 02:43:17 PM
Also- does anyone know any Grimm themed boards?  I've been trying to search, but have been unsuccessful.  I'm looking for ideas for Christmas gifts to make for a Grimm obsessed friend (OK, and for me, too.)  Any inspiration would be swell!

Good luck with all the assignments, everyone!

There was a swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402353.0) I believe

Thanks a bunch, that's exactly what I was hoping for! (Now, why I never found it in my search only Merlin knows...)

I appreciate the help, Eiseldora, thanks!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Eiseldora on August 08, 2012 03:27:28 PM
I'm a librarian, so i'm trained in finding the elusive information.

I've been under the weather for the past few days. The projects are awesome and you must tell me the name of the book with snowflakes. I love snowflakes, but can't crochet. Maybe I have a chance at paper flakes.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: pinkleo on August 08, 2012 04:05:41 PM
Also- does anyone know any Grimm themed boards?  I've been trying to search, but have been unsuccessful.  I'm looking for ideas for Christmas gifts to make for a Grimm obsessed friend (OK, and for me, too.)  Any inspiration would be swell!

Good luck with all the assignments, everyone!

There was a swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402353.0) I believe

Thanks a bunch, that's exactly what I was hoping for! (Now, why I never found it in my search only Merlin knows...)

I appreciate the help, Eiseldora, thanks!

I just got Grimm 1st season (late bday giftie for me).  I can't wait to watch! ;D


I'm a librarian, so i'm trained in finding the elusive information.

I've been under the weather for the past few days. The projects are awesome and you must tell me the name of the book with snowflakes. I love snowflakes, but can't crochet. Maybe I have a chance at paper flakes.
Feel better soon Eiseldora! :-*


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: Ant Bee on August 08, 2012 04:34:25 PM
Watch it this weekend, Pinkleo, the season 2 premiere is on Monday! (So excited!  It's not quite up to Buffy/angel standards yet, but it is SO much fun in its own right.  Plus, I love me my Monroe...)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: tiamatfire on August 08, 2012 04:43:06 PM
I'm a librarian, so i'm trained in finding the elusive information.

I've been under the weather for the past few days. The projects are awesome and you must tell me the name of the book with snowflakes. I love snowflakes, but can't crochet. Maybe I have a chance at paper flakes.

It's The Book of Paper Quilling, by Malinda Johnston!  http://www.amazon.ca/Book-Paper-Quilling-Techniques-Projects/dp/0806905999/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1344469296&sr=8-8 (http://www.amazon.ca/Book-Paper-Quilling-Techniques-Projects/dp/0806905999/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1344469296&sr=8-8)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: SiakelA on August 08, 2012 04:48:04 PM
Paper snowflake patterns! http://www.joybx.com/entry/18084.html

I just found that one on pinterest a couple days ago. :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: special_occasion on August 08, 2012 05:29:20 PM
Class: Broomstick Challenge
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Eventually Much Larger Wall Quilt Block 3
Brief Description: It's an abstract Quidditch match! Ok, VERY abstract. With three brooms deftly hidden. 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2012~ *Join Anytime in the Semester!*
Post by: teaandcraft on August 08, 2012 11:20:28 PM

Hi everyone! I've been in the Hospital Wing for a while; I came down with a bad case of the Hippogriff Flu. I'm a lot better now though, so Madam Pomfrey let me out so I could play some Quidditch! Well, I *say* "let" ... let's not go into that.

Class: Beater Challenge
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Macrame Owl
Brief Description: I've wanted to try macrame for a long time, so this challenge was the perfect opportunity! I used 2 ply cotton thread and an old bracelet to make this purple owl. I'm not totally happy with how it turned out, but I will definitely do macrame again sometime.



Class: Chaser Challenge
House: Slytherin
Project Name: String Art
Brief Description: String Art is another technique I hadn't tried before! I used an old chopping board, metallic charcol spray paint, upholstery tacks, and red wool. I chose an ampersand because it's one of my favourite puncuation marks ^_^



Class: Broomstick Challenge
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Firebolt
Brief Description: I used Adobe Illustrator to vectorise some of my hand-lettering and apply ink effects to make this poster for the new Firebolt (well, not so new now, but you know what I mean).



Class: Seeker Challenge
House: Slytherin
Project Name: A Flutter of Snitches
Brief Description: I made these snitches from ping-pong balls, spray paint, feathers, a lot of hot glue, and a secret spell to make them fly ~_^ They're hard to get a photo of when they're all fluttering about ... I'm going to tether them to my tree this holiday season ^_^