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Title: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pinkleo on February 26, 2014 08:40:14 AM
~Harry Potter Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~

~*Begins March 1, 2014*~
~*Ends May 30, 2014*~

Welcome to Hogwarts!
The Harry Potter Craftalong (HPC) is not your typical craftalong; we are gathered here to celebrate our love of crafting and the Wonderful World of Harry Potter.  In the HPC you will be completing classes and challenges with your skills in crafty magic.  These classes and challenges all have HP centered themes, but your crafts do not have to be “Harry Potter."  Your mission, as a student at Hogwarts, is to complete at least one class or challenge during this semester.  You may join any time during the semester.  I hope you join us; the HPC is a great way to stretch your crafty muscles, meet HP crafters, and have fun!


~*HPC PROJECTS*~
---The HPC is here to help us each finish projects and to explore new challenges as we better our crafting skills.  Prompts and guidelines are there to help stimulate creativity and growth; the size and complexity of the project submitted should reflect a level of personal growth and challenge over the time you spend in the HPC.
---Projects for the HPC should represent your best crafty skills.  Take pride in your work.  Classes and challenges should take a minimum of 30 minutes to make. 
---A project can only be submitted for one class/challenge (the same project cannot be entered in multiple categories) unless noted in prompt (it will be CLEARLY noted if allowed).
---Projects must be turned in within the timeframe designated by the type of assignment or challenge.
---For a project to be counted, it must have a picture or picture link included.  If your item is a private piece, you may submit a picture link to one of the headmistresses.
---There is SO MUCH to do in the HPC.  Do not feel like you have to craft everything.  Think of the HPC as a "Choose Your Own Adventure".  Craft what inspires you, but don't try to do everything and get burned out.  Keep in mind these wise words , "It does not do to dwell on lists and forget to craft." 


~*HOW TO TURN IN A PROJECT*~
For each assignment/challenge, use this header:
Class/Challenge/House Pride:
SPEW: (If your item is for charity, enter that here; if not leave blank or add n/a.)
House:
Project Name:
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques/recipe 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.


~*HPC FAQs*~
---How long is a semester?  Semesters are as follows: WINTER- December, January, February; SPRING-March, April, May; SUMMER-June, July, August; FALL-September, October, November.
---When can I join?  You can join anytime in the semester.
---Do I have to sign-up 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 Headmistresses Mistress Jennie AND 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 and OWLs; look for details about these projects in their information posts.
---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.
---Do I have to craft all the classes and challenges? NO, you pick what you inspires you.  There is tons to choose from so choose your own HP Craft Adventure through the castle.
---What kind of projects are allowed for classes/challenges? If Craftster has a category for it, then it is a viable HPC project.  And since Craftster has a board for almost everything, your choices are vast.
---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.


~*House Points*~
~*Your triumphs will earn you points*~
Points System
15 points for a Class Assignment & Challenge*
100 points for OWLs
150 points for NEWTs
10 points extra for SPEW aka Charity Items

House Points Guidelines
--- *You cannot double dip for Class & Challenge points.  For example, if you turn-in a project for Herbology & Geminio, then you would get 2 badges but only 15 points for the project.
---You cannot get credit for a class or challenge twice.  For example, if you turn in 2 Alchemy projects, then you will only get points for the first one.
--- SPEW points are extra credit.  You can earn SPEW points for each project you turn in if it goes to charity.  You do not have to give the charity's name, just that you are donating to a certain cause.  (I happen to know that some Battered Women's Shelters don't like their names/locations posted.) SPEW projects must be clearly marked with SPEW to earn extra points.  I suggest adding it to your header.  Also, SPEW project can be turned in as stand-alone projects; they will earn 10 points.  Unlike most projects, you can turn in more than one SPEW project for points.
---HPC Challenge Points do not include House Challenges.  For Example, a Gryffindor Lion-along project would not count for points unless it also fulfills a HPC Class or HPC Challenge.
--- To determine House Cup Winner, an average from the points accumulated per house and the number of members per house.  If there is a tie, then more than one house will win the cup.  Note, a House Member is someone who has turned in at least 1 project.
--- Don't stress over House Points, but do craft your personal best. (This varies from person to person.  And I'm not really worried about "crafting your best" bit because HPCers are amazing crafters!)


~*HPC Portkeys*~
Headmistress Tower (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165738#msg5165738)
Deputy Headmistress' Office (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165747#msg5165747)
Diagon Alley (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165757#msg5165757)
Badge Station (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165738#msg5165738)
Witch/Wizard of the Week (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165756#msg5165756)
Room of Requirement (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165747#msg5165747)
Daily Prophet (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165738#msg5165738)
Berite Bott's Every Flavour Bean Grab Bag (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165751#msg5165751)
Wizard & Witch Career Placement Agency (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165744#msg5165744)
Pinterest Pixie's Projects Page (http://www.pinterest.com/inselaeffchen/hpc-spring-2014/)
Team Dobby Clubhouse (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5166045#msg5166045)
Quidditch Pitch (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5166149#msg5166149)

House Keys
7th Floor Gryffindor (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165811#msg5165811)
Hufflepuff PARTY Common Room (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5166167#msg5166167)
Ravenclaw Tower (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165780#msg5165780)
Slytherin Dungeon (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165773#msg5165773)



Professors' Classrooms
Detention in the Dungeons (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165755#msg5165755)
Alchemy Dungeon (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165982#msg5165982)
Apparition (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5166040#msg5166040)
Arithmancy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5166000#msg5166000)
Astronomy Tower (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5166106#msg5166106)
Care of Magical Creatures (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5166073#msg5166073)
Charms (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5166043#msg5166043)
D.A.D.A. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5166040#msg5166040)
Divination (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165992#msg5165992)
Herbology (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5166043#msg5166043)
History of Magic (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165814#msg5165814)
Muggle Studies (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165819#msg5165819)
Dungeon 5: Potions (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5166024#msg5166024)
Room of Runes (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165984#msg5165984)
Classroom 1B: Transfiguration (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165981#msg5165981)
Wizarding Tests Exam Room (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165735#msg5165735)


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


~*Spring HPC Staff*~
Headmistress pinkleo
Deputy Headmistress Mistress Jennie

Gryffindor Head of House WhistleFish
Hufflepuff Head of House Moonflame
Ravenclaw Head of House FiberAlchemist
Slytherin Head of House DragonChilde

SPEW President Ant Bee
Quidditch Refereee MamanTattoo

Alchemy Professor Inselaeffchen
Apparition & Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor noodle-bug
Arithmancy & Divination Professor coulsenl
Astronomy Professor DragonChilde
Care of Magical Creatures Professor ErinAquaheart
Charms Professor Madame Suppléer with Spirit Division Contact noodle-bug
Flying Professor MamanTattoo
Herbology Professor Madame Suppléer with Spirit Division Contact noodle-bug
History of Magic & Muggle Studies Professor WhistleFish
Potions Professor FiberAlchemist
Study of Ancient Runes & Transfiguration Professor BadWolf314

Kitchen Elf OPEN
Team Dobby Captain noodle-bug

Badge Baronesses BadWolf314, coulsenl, FiberAlchemist, Mistress Jennie, pinkleo, WhistleFish,
Pinterest Pixie Inselaeffchen
Spreadsheet Sorceress Mistress Jennie
Math Magician pinkleo


~*Members of Slug Club This Term*~
Acadian Driftwood, BadWolf314, coulsenl, DragonChilde, ErinAquaheart, jellybean89, Magpirate, MamanTattoo, Mistress Jennie, Moonflame, noodle-bug, pinkleo, rockmygypsysoul


~*Past HPC Semesters*~
Summer 2012 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408525.msg4820231#msg4820231), Fall 2012 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=413509.0), Winter 2012/2013 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=417363.0), Spring 2013 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=420911.0#axzz2Ub9spXYo), Summer 2013 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=424033.0#axzz2dc2npp3P), Fall 2013 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=427092.msg5088427#msg5088427), Winter 2013/2014 (http://tinyurl.com/lre8ddc)

~*Previous Winner of House Cup*~
Winter 2012/2013: Gryffindor
Spring 2013: Gryffindor
Summer 2013: Gryffindor
Fall 2013: Gryffindor
Winter 2013/2014: Ravenclaw

~*Previous Winner of Quidditch Cup*~
Summer 2012: Gryffindor
Summer 2013: Gryffindor


~*I want to express my 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: ~*Class & Challenge Prompts *~
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 26, 2014 08:56:12 AM
~*Current Challenges*~
Join Dumbledores' Army (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165748#msg5165748)
Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165751#msg5165751): Be warned, bean flavor changes every 2 weeks.
Detention in the Dungeons (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165755#msg5165755): Semester long challenge with new challenges each month.



~*House Pride & House Unity*~
You can turn in as many House Pride or House Unity projects as you wish.  These are projects inspired by one of the Hogwarts Houses.  House Pride would be projects representing your house, and House Unity would be projects representing the other houses or a combination of houses.  They can be inspired by house colors, mascots, founders, heads, past members, house ghosts, etc.  Note you will get House Points on only 1 House Pride and 1 House Unity project per semester.


~*Spring Classes*~
---Alchemy: With regards to my teacher training placement we will continue to study alchemical symbols during the Spring semester. This time we will look into the PHOENIX. This animal alchemy symbol is the archetypal bird. It rises, reborn, out of its own ashes, representing the alchemical process of death and rebirth. The phoenix is a highly used emblem in alchemy, representing the purifying and transforming fire, the chemical element sulfur and the color red. For your assignment, craft anything that shows the properties of sulphur, something that depicts the "rebirth" of the Phoenix or something that is red and gold (colors of the Phoenix).

---Apparition: Remember the apparition motto; Destination, Destination Destination. Focus on a destination that you would love to travel to, but haven't (yet), and use that as inspiration for your craft. Your destination can be a real trip that you have planned, or just somewhere you wish to visit one day - and who's to say how realistic those wishes should be? Maybe if you focus hard enough, you'll get there! 

---Arithmancy: The number 8 represents balance.  According to the pythagoreans the number 8 is the symbol of love, friendship and thinking. The chemical symbol for oxygen is 8. Create something based on the number 8.

---Astronomy: This term we will be studying the Pleiades, a cluster of stars found near Taurus the bull. According to Greek mythology, the Pleiades were companions Artemis the virgin goddess of the hunt. According to some myths they were placed in the sky as stars by Zeus shortly after their father Atlas was condemned to carry the world and they became deeply saddened. Other versions of the tale state that they were turned into stars by Zeus to allow them to escape from Orion. Your job this term is to either take something negative (either negative emotions or objects that you are not particularly fond of) and turn it into something positive/beautiful or to make something with seven parts. You may also, if you so wish, do some research of your own and make something that relates to another myth about the Pleiades.  

---Care of Magical Creatures (CoMC): This semester we will be focusing on the Fwooper.  The Fwooper is a magical African bird with brightly-colored plumage.  Its vivid feathers usually include orange, pink, lime green, and yellow.   The Ministry of Magic has listed the Fwooper with a danger classification of XXX, which means that only competent wizards should attempt to handle this exotic magical creature.  The Fwooper has earned this rating because of its very distinctive song.  Listening to the Fwooper's song will drive the listener insane!  Each bird, therefore, must be sold with a Silencing Charm placed on it. This charm is then reinforced monthly.  A license is required to own one.  The Fwooper lays elaborately patterned eggs and their feathers are highly prized for use as quills.  As you can imagine a naturally lime-green quill would be an attention getter....(think Rita Skeeter!)   On a side note, a little History of Magic for you, Uric the Oddball once tried to convince the Wizards' Council that the Fwooper song was actually beneficial to a Wizard's health, and listened to it continuously for three months. His presentation did not go well, when he turned up wearing nothing but a toupee that, on closer examination, was revealed to be a dead badger.  Your assignment this semester will be to create something that is BOTH vividly colored AND patterned, using at least THREE colors or patterns.  Example: one pattern and two colors OR three patterns and no color. Be creative and remember that the Fwooper is dangerous if you don't take precautions!  Remember your Silencing Charms!

---Charms: The swish and flick movement is one of the first wrist actions we learn in Charms. However, no wand movements are in-effective unless used with the correct spell-word (either verbalized or not); thus all Charms require the use of two different skill sets simultaneously. For your homework, practice using two different skills at once by producing a project that requires mastery of at least 2 techniques or mediums.

---Defence Against the Dark Arts (DADA): Spring is all about celebrating new beginnings, and with the curse tradition of annual teacher changes for DADA, we have plenty of those! Craft something to welcome a new person in your life; this may be a new baby, colleague, new found friends, or anyone else who you are just getting to know.

---Divination: This term, all divination classes will be held outside as we study the art of Aeromancy. Aeromancy is the study of divination using things you see in the sky, particularly focusing on cloud shapes. For your homework, you must look into the sky and create something based on what you see.

---Flying: In order to better your flying aptitude this semester, you must study a creature that is able to fly on its own, magical or not. See how elegantly a pegasus take its flight, how sturdy is the hippogriff. Look at a bird's or a pixie's wings and create something that depict a flying creature or wings.

---Herbology: No plants can thrive unless they are given the right conditions to grow in, and all require different things.  Some need lots of water, whereas some must be watered sparingly - some love heat whereas others frolic in the frost. In the greenhouses we work in, we recreate these conditions as best we can. For your homework, you must create the conditions which YOU work best in by making something to use in future crafting; this could be a practical  item like a needle case, an item to increase your comfort while working such as a cushion, or a piece of inspirational art for your work-area. 

---History of Magic (HoM):  For thousands of years flowers have been used in many different kinds of spells and magical endeavors.  Craft something inspired by the historical, magic uses of popular flowers.  For example, did you know the daffodil is associated with love and fertility? You could create a baby item, an item for a loved one, or something bright, cheery, and yellow like a daffodil.  Or take influence from a Narcissus flower: named for a Greek figure, the Narcissus helps promote polarity and harmony. Its calming vibrations bring about tranquility and inner peace so you could create something that brings a sense of calm to your household or garden.

---Muggle Studies (MS): Isnít it amazing how Muggles survive and live without magic? This semester weíll be studying the annual Muggle tradition of ďSpringtime Cleaning!Ē Muggles donít have spells and charms to whip their houses into shape. Sometimes they have to spend HOURS getting household things done. This semesterís assignment is not quite a crafty lesson, but itís still an important one. To learn some respect for how hard Muggles really work, your assignment will be to take an area of your house (or yard!) and give it a good deep cleanÖwithout any magic. To receive full credit for this class you must take a before and after picture so we can see just how much work you did. Happy Cleaning! 

---Potions:  Polyjuice Potion allows a human drinker to temporarily assume the form of another person.  This is a very complicated potion that takes one month to brew completely and is brewed in two separate stages.  It also contains many uncommon ingredients, such as lacewing flies, fluxed, powdered horn of bison and boomslang skin.  This semester you will need to create something to demonstrate your knowledge of the Polyjucie Potion.  This can include a complicated project or something that uses luxury or difficult to source materials.  Or you may choose to focus on the effects of the completed potion, such as something that transforms into another object or something that looks like one thing but is actually something different.

---Study of Ancient Runes (SoAR): Regenerative power and light of spring, renewal, promise of new beginnings. The rune berkano, birch, is the rune of the Great Mother, the goddess worshipped as Nerthus by the early Germanic people. The Earth Goddess is the mother of manifestation and of birth and rebirth. She also rules over death, since the soul travels to her cauldron after death to await rebirth. Her symbol is the birch tree, which is a fundamental symbol of fertility. For your assignment, you must craft something inspired by the rune, Berkano.

---Transfiguration: The Avifors Spell is a transforming spell that can be used to change the target into a bird, flock of birds or flock of bats with a vivid flash of blue light. When used in offensive manner, a jet of blue light will shoot from the witch or wizardís wand, erupting upon hitting the target and solidifying them into a flock of black bats. These bats can be controlled by the caster, although they may also fly away. Your assignment this semester is to practice the Avifors Spell. You must craft something that shows your mastery of this spell.


Title: ~*Completed Classes & Challenges*~
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 26, 2014 09:16:22 AM
~Completed Classes and Challenges~
Looking for links to projects?  What to see everyone's crafty magic this term?  
Then head over to our  hosted by our Pinterest Pixie Inselaeffchen (http://Pinterest Board[/url)


Gryffindor
jenleahlynn, 7th Year: SoAR
Mamaneedles, 7th Year: Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, DA-Patronus, DA-Mysteries, DET-May, Divination, Flying, Herbology, HoM, MS, Potions, SoAR, Transfiguration,
Mistress Jennie, alumni: Alchemy, Apparition+SPEW, Astronomy+SPEW, Arithmancy, CoMC, Charms, DA-Patronus, DA-Mysteries, DADA, DET-March, DET-May, Divination+SPEW, Flying, HoM, House Pride, House Unity, MS, Potions, SoAR, Transfiguration  
pinkleo, alumni: BEAN-Violet, DADA, DET-March, Divination, Herbology, HoM, SPEWx3
rockmygypsysoul, 3rd Year: Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, BEAN-Strawberry, CoMC, Charms, DA-Patronus, DA-Mysteries, DADA, Divination, Flying, Herbology, HoM, MS, Potions, SPEWx2, SoAR, Transfiguration
tiamatfire, alumni: Alchemy, Apparition, CoMC, Charms, DA-Patronus, DA-Mysteries, DADA, Herbology, HoM, DET-March, DET-May, Potions, SoAR
WhistleFish, 7th Year: Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DET-May, Divination, Herbology, HoM, MS, Potions,

Hufflepuff
Acadian Driftwood, 3rd Year: CoMC, Charms, DA-Patronus, DA-Mysteries, DET-May, Flying, MS, Transfiguration
AnnoyingBigSister, 3rd Year: BEAN-Violet, BEAN-Glue, CoMC, Flying
blupaisan, 2nd Year: BEAN-Violet, DET-March,
BringMeKnitting8, 1st Year: BEAN-Violet, Arithmancy, DADA, DET-March, Divination, Herbology, House Pride, MS,
gaudiknight, 2nd Year: Alchemy, BEAN-VIOLET, BEAN-Glue, DA-Fear, DA-Drink, DA-Sign, DET-March, DET-May, Divination+SPEW, Flying, MS
midkiffsjoy, 4th Year: Arithmancy, BEAN-Violet, CoMC, Charms, DADA, DET-March, DET-May, Divination, HoM, MS, Potions, SoAR,
Moonflame, 6th Year: Alchemy+SPEW, Arithmancy+SPEW, Astronomy+SPEW, CoMC, Charms, DA-Patronus, DET-March, DET-April, Divination, Flying, Herbology, HoM, SoAR, SPEWx1, Transfiguration, Potions
Nicajeanie, 4th Year: Alchemy+SPEW, Apparition, Astronomy, CoMC+SPEW, Charms, DA-Patronus, DA-Mysteries, Potions, SoAR,
sammylouise40, 3rd Year: Alchemy, BEAN-Violet, BEAN-Glue, CoMC, DET-April, Divination, Herbology, HoM, MS
seeuudee, 3rd Year: Flying, HoM, Potions,


Ravenclaw
Audania1, 7th Year: Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, Charms, DA-Disarm, DADA, Divination, Herbology
BadWolf314, 4th Year: Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, BEAN-Violet, BEAN-Glue, BEAN-Strawberry, CoMC, Charms, DA-Patronus, DA-Mysteries, DADA, DET-March, DET-April, DET-May, Divination, Flying, Herbology, HoM, House Pride, House Unity, MS, Potions, SoAR, Transfiguration
FiberAlchemist, alumni: Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DA-Patronus, DA-Mysteries, DET-May, Divination, Flying, Herbology, House Unity, MS, Potions, Transfiguration
jellybean89, 3rd Year: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, BEAN-Violet, BEAN-Glue, BEAN-Strawberry, DA-Patronus, DADA, Divination, Flying, Herbology, HoM, House Pride, SPEWx3, SoAR, Transfiguration
Magpirate, 3rd Year: Astronomy, BEAN-Strawberry, CoMC, Charms, DADA, DET-March, DET-April, HoM, House Unity, MS, Potions, SoAR, Transfiguration,
netchez, 4th Year: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, BEAN-Violet, BEAN-Glue, BEAN-Strawberry,
noodle-bug, 7th Year: Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, BEAN-Glue, BEAN-Strawberry, CoMC, Charms, DA-Patronus, DA-Mysteries, DADA, DET-March, DET-May, Divination, Flying, Herbology, HoM, House Pride, House Unity, SoAR, Transfiguration,
pottermouth, alumni: Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, BEAN-Violet, BEAN-Strawberry, CoMC, Charms, DA-Stunning, Divination, DADA, Flying, Herbology, HoM, House Unity, MS, Potions, SoAR, Transfiguration
vincentvanbuck, 3rd Year: Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, Divination, Flying, Herbology, HoM, Potions, SoAR

Slytherin
AnnoyingLittleBrother, 4th Year: BEAN-Violet
Ant Bee, alumni: DADA, HoM, SoAR
calliemae, 1st Year: Arithmancy, Astronomy, Charms, DADA, DET-March, DET-May, Divination, HoM, SoAR
coulsenl, 3rd Year: Alchemy, BEAN-Violet, BEAN-Glue, Charms, DA-Patronus, Flying, SPEWx2
DragonChilde, 4th Year: Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, DET-March, Herbology, HoM, Potions, SoAR,
ErinAquaheart, 6th Year: Apparition, Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, BEAN-Violet, BEAN-Glue, BEAN-Strawberry, CoMC, Charms, DA-Room, DA-Patronus, DA-Mysteries, DADA+SPEW, DET-March, DET-April, DET-May, Divination, Flying, Herbology, HoM, House Pride, House Unity, MS, Potions, SoAR, Transfiguration
Inselaeffchen, 3rd Year: Alchemy, Appartion, BEAN-Strawberry, CoMC, DA-Protean, DA-Stunning, DA-Shield, DA-F&G, DET-March, Flying, Herbology, HoM, MS
ladychris2010, 2nd Year: DET-March, Herbology, MS,
Naantje, alumni: DET-April, Divination, SoAR, Transfiguration
samash90, 1st Year: Alchemy, Astronomy, Arithmancy, CoMC
TechnicolorAquahearts, 6th Year: Alchemy, Apparition, Astronomy, BEAN-Glue, BEAN-Strawberry, CoMC, DA-F&G+SPEW, DA-Patronus, DADA, Herbology, MS, Potions,

 

~House Points~
*Reminder: Class/Challenge 15 pts , OWL 100 pts, NEWT 150 pts , SPEW 10 pts extra*
*Cup Winner, average from points per house & number of members per house*


Gryffindor: 7 students, ...points
Hufflepuff: 10 students, ...points
Ravenclaw: 9 students, ...points
Slytherin: 11 students, ...points


Title: ~*Ordinary Wizarding Levels*~
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 26, 2014 09:17:52 AM
NOTE: Once you propose, please go forth on your Advanced Studies projects.  Your Examiners will PM if they have any inquiries.

~Everything O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s~
---Ordinary Wizarding Levels, OWLs, and Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests, NEWTs, are advanced crafting projects.  OWLs and NEWTs are supposed to be more complex and challenging projects.
---OWLs and NEWTs are more time-consuming than HPC classes and challenges.  There is no hard and fast rule on how many hours a project should take, because speed and difficulty levels are too subjective.  What we are really looking for is a project that will be a personal challenge to you.
---OWLs should take 3-4 weeks to complete.
---NEWTs should take more than a month to complete. (Please see post below for more on NEWTs.)
---Projects that do not take the allotted time of crafting will not be counted as complete; keep that in mind when you post your completed OWLs and NEWTs.  If you finish your OWL or NEWT earlier than expected, then craft an additional item(s) that correspond with your subject.  Add notes on how you finished earlier than expected and details about your additional crafting in your Completed Project post.
---You must propose your OWL or NEWT before starting so that we may be your cheerleaders and help encourage you during this more challenging craft adventure.
---You may only do 1 OWL & 1 NEWT at one time.  (Donít want you to be stuck with a ton of OWL & NEWT WIPs!)
---You may propose an OWL or NEWT any time during the semester.
---OWLs and NEWTs can carry over to the next semester.
---If you decide to abandon an OWL or NEWT project, notify your OWL Examiners, and they will erase that log from their records.  Once you have submitted to have an OWL or NEWT erased, you can propose a new one.


~*HOW TO COMPLETE AN OWL*~
1. Select which OWL you would like to complete.  You may only do one OWL at a time so select carefully.
2. Propose what you plan on doing for your OWL project.  You may do this by PM to your OWL Examiners or by posting in the HPC thread.  When making an OWL Proposal, please use the header below, and make sure you give details such as methods using, materials using, plan of action, timeline.  These details will help us cheer you on and inspire future OWLs.
3. Begin work on your OWL project.  Feel free to add progress pics in the HPC thread.
4. Once your project is complete, post a picture of your project in the HPC; make sure to use the OWL Header provided below.  Once you post a completed OWL, your OWL Examiner will notify the Headmistress, and you will earn your OWL Badge for that subject.
GOOD LUCK!!

~*OWL PROPOSAL HEADER*~
OWL Subject & Option(if available):
House:
Project Name:
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques used, materials using, plan of action, expected timeline, etc.)

~*COMPLETED OWL HEADER*~
OWL Subject & Option (if available):
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.

~*OWL EXAMS*~
--Alchemy:  Option 1-Alchemists have, through their mystical quests, made significant contributions to our world.  These include metalworking, production of inks, dyes and cosmetics, ceramics and glass manufacture, preparation of extracts and liqueurs and the invention of gunpowder.  Honor the work of these alchemists by creating something from one or more of these contributions.  Option 2-The Four Elements of alchemy are Fire, Earth, Air and Water.  Craft a project that represents all four of these elements.
--Arithmancy: Bridget Wenlock was a famous thirteenth-century Arithmancer, and the first to establish the magical properties of the number seven.  Your OWL quest is to turn in something that involves the number seven.
--Astronomy: Option 1-Craft a star chart.  Option 2-Interpret the solar system into a craft.  Option 3-It is believed that we can only see 5% of the universe, the rest is made up of Dark Matter and Dark Energy which is invisible to us. Create something where at first glance you can only see a small portion, but when you look closer you can find the rest of the details.
--Care of Magical Creatures:  Option 1-Even in the muggle world, we are surrounded by fascinating and breathtaking creatures.  Craft something inspired by an everyday animal you find magical.  Option 2-Dragons are terrifying yet awe-inspiring; craft something inspired by these magical creatures.
--Charms: Research the different charms and show your mastery of a particular charm by crafting something inspired by it.  For example, Alohomora is an opening charm; craft something that open or has an opening.  Another example, Confundus is a confusion charm; craft something you find a bit confusing.
--Defence Against the Dark Arts: Option 1-The patronus is an effective charm against dementors and to call for help when in need, though difficult to master. Craft something using or inspired by your patronus animal.  Option 2-Craft something inspired by one of the DADA professors.
--Divination: Option 1-Create at least 4 items you need for a successful reading.  Option 2-Create a dream item.  Option 3-Create something inspired by the zodiac.
--Herbology:  Research magical and mundane plants, and show your knowledge by creating something inspired by one or more plants that could be found in a wizardís or witchesí garden.
--History of Magic: Option 1-Create 4 different items, one item for each house, these items should reflect your interpretation of the characteristics of each house.  Option 2-Craft 3 items which represent 3 characters with Harry Potter.   Option 3-Craft something using a vintage pattern, material, or technique.
--Muggle Studies: We all know the Tales of Beetle Bard, but did you know that muggles have a vast array of fantastical stories?  The most fascinating are known to muggles as fairy tales.  Study these tales and craft something inspired by them.
--Potions: Option 1- Show off your ability to work with many ingredients by showcasing at least 3 different colors/pattern/textures.  Colors can be monochromatic.  A variegated yarn or one fabric swatch with various colors within it count as one color.  Option 2-Research different potions and show your mastery by crafting something inspired by it.
--Study of Ancient Runes: Option 1-Use an intricate charted design; you may create your own design for this project.  Option 2-Create something that contains 7 or more letters/symbols.  Option 3-Create a set of runes; these can be presented in one or more pieces.
--Transfiguration: Option 1-Practice your vanishing and conjuring spells by taking a large amount of supply and crafting one piece.  Option 2-Craft something with a dual purpose.  Option 3-Craft your Animagus.



~*OWL PROPOSALS*~

Gryffindor
Abbeeroad: Transfiguration (http://tinyurl.com/oa3okbs), Sept. 6, 2013
dwfan10: Arithmancy (http://tinyurl.com/cp2youy), Apr. 30, 2013
IsikkahJai: Herbology (http://tinyurl.com/c3fsgrk), Sept. 6, 2012
Melissaurus: Divination (http://tinyurl.com/9w8ty4o), Jan. 28, 2013
Mistress Jennie: History of Magic (Option 3) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5159233#msg5159233), Feb 11, 2014
pinkleo: Muggle Studies (http://tinyurl.com/ldkboed), Dec. 23, 2013
rockmygypsysoul: Transfiguration (http://tinyurl.com/m568aej), Dec. 5, 2013
sakuracat23: Transfiguration (http://tinyurl.com/bzl8pj5), Jan. 22, 2013
spikefan: Transfiguration (http://tinyurl.com/cha3ep8), Sept. 4, 2012
The Mad Quilter: Transfiguration (http://tinyurl.com/ody5se3), Sept. 3, 2013
tiamatfire: Herbology (http://tinyurl.com/m2rvws6), December 25, 2013
ttsaria: Study of Ancient Runes (PM Proposal), Sept.15, 2012
whenindoubtsew: Care of Magical Creatures (http://tinyurl.com/9dgbb9w), Sept. 23, 2012
WhistleFish: Transfiguration (Option 1) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5154601#msg5154601)

Hufflepuff
blupaisan: Arithmancy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5151312#msg5151312), Jan. 27 2014
CraftLadyMJ: Potions, Option1 (PM Proposal), Mar. 25 2013
jillybeans: Transfiguration (http://tinyurl.com/cqohaxu), Mar. 27, 2013
Kit the Brave: Arithmancy (http://tinyurl.com/btj72n2), Dec. 1, 2012
midkiffsjoy: Divination (http://tinyurl.com/mm43wfu), June 4, 2013
patty_o_furniture: CoMC (http://tinyurl.com/mw84j4f), Aug. 18, 2013

Ravenclaw
Audania1: Arithmancy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5167500#msg5167500), March 01, 2014
AugustBell: Transfiguration (http://tinyurl.com/b37wd4d), Jan.16, 2013
BadWolf314: Potions, Option 1 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5167785#msg5167785), March 02, 2014
consultingcorsair: History of Magic (http://tinyurl.com/a8n6qll), Jan. 9, 2013
FiberAlchemist: SoAR, Option 1 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5182185#msg5182185) April 07, 2014
Flip-floP: Charms (http://tinyurl.com/cyzbpa2), Apr. 10, 2013
krashromance: Potions (http://tinyurl.com/a5ygufq), Mar. 19, 2013
kstaron: Charms (http://tinyurl.com/caw73eb), Sept. 6, 2012
Listessa: Potions (http://tinyurl.com/lvtja5d), June 17, 2013
Natasjadreams: Study of Ancient Runes (http://tinyurl.com/d72xxbo), Sept. 7, 2012
noodle-bug: Alchemy, Option 1 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5175344#msg5175344) March 21, 2014
PenguinSoup: Care of Magical Creatures (http://tinyurl.com/b37bnl7), Jan. 18, 2013
SenatorOrgana: Tranfiguration (http://tinyurl.com/mcwnsgf), Oct. 20, 2013
ShardaeDobby: Muggle Studies (http://tinyurl.com/8nsl8u3), Sept. 11, 2012
SiakelA: Alchemy (http://tinyurl.com/b4bpewz), Jan. 5, 2013
Swimswamswum: Transfiguration (PM Proposal), Sept. 2, 2013
teag: Potions (http://tinyurl.com/lkch4u8), July 8, 2013
the_essence: Charms (http://tinyurl.com/aszsnlt), Dec. 9, 2012
vincentvanbuck: Alchemy (http://tinyurl.com/m59beh6), Dec. 3, 2013

Slytherin
Ant Bee: Transfiguration (http://tinyurl.com/9komdcl), Sept. 8, 2012
audio: Transfiguration (http://tinyurl.com/a5rl84x), Jan. 27, 2013
bookie0013: Charms (http://tinyurl.com/poeratn), Sept. 1, 2013
calliemae: DADA, Option 2 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5174720#msg5174720) March 19, 2014
coulsenl: Potions (http://tinyurl.com/manrk3b), Dec. 2, 2013
DragonChilde: Transfiguration, Option 1 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5179833#msg5179833) April 01, 2014
ErinAquaheartL Potions, Option 1 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5195465#msg5195465) May 13, 2014
FreakieGeekie: History of Magic (http://tinyurl.com/d6d57w3), Apr. 26, 2013
Inselaeffchen: Potions, Option 1, Jan. 1, 2014 (PM Proposal)
lightninglisa: Astronomy (http://tinyurl.com/dynhspe), Sept. 3, 2012
Naantje: History of Magic (http://tinyurl.com/kh6vfqd), June 4, 2013
samash90: Transfiguration, Option 1 & 2 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5174104#msg5174104) March 18, 2014
SKooKum: Potions (http://tinyurl.com/cuamy93), Apr. 2, 2013
TechnicolorAquahearts: MS (http://tinyurl.com/l6ktuvn), June 16, 2013
travelgirl: Arithmancy (http://tinyurl.com/kbcs7o2), July 23, 2013


~*COMPLETED OWLs*~

Gryffindor
jenleahlynn: Potions (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5200861#msg5200861)

Hufflepuff
Acadian Driftwood: Potions (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5173084#msg5173084)
gaudiknight: Care of Magical Creatures (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5176500#msg5176500)

Ravenclaw
BadWolf314: Alchemy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5167785#msg5167785)
noodle-bug: Muggle Studies (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5175344#msg5175344)
Magpirate: Care of Magical Creatures, Option 1  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5199060#msg5199060)
pottermouth: Alchemy, Option 1 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5185127#msg5185127)

Slytherin
margaron: Transfiguration, Option 1 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5186859#msg5186859)


~*OWL Certificates*~
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Title: ~*Headmistress Tower*~
Post by: pinkleo on February 26, 2014 09:20:59 AM
~Headmistress pinkleo's Tower~
:::password: cherry sours:::

Welcome new and old students!  As we settle into the Spring term, I wanted to say a few words. 

First, you will see me and Deputy Headmistress Mistress Jennie mention many times about how you do not have to craft ALL the classes and challenges.  This is because we don't want anyone to feel overwhelmed and not craft along.  I can tell you now that I, Headmistress pinkleo, will not be crafting everything in the Winter HPC; what I will be crafting is those classes and challenges that inspire me.  Furthermore, all that is needed to complete the semester and a HPC year is to post one project during the semester.  I sincerely hope you find this a comforting reminder and enjoy your crafting. 

Second, you will find that we are a chatty bunch.  Don't let this intimidate or prevent you from posting.  Think of the HPC like stopping into the Three Broomsticks.  Pop in and chat about what's going on at the moment.  No one will be offended if you "skip" their projects during commenting.  We are all here to have fun and explore our crafty magic. 

Finally, I hope you have fun this term.  Take your time exploring the castle and all that's within; for your convenience, portkeys to various rooms have been added to the first post of this thread.  And if you ever have a question or problem, do not hesitate in sending an owl (aka PM) to me, pinkleo, AND Mistress Jennie.  I would like to leave you with some final words, and here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank you and blessed be.



~Daily Prophet~
*Look for new Daily Prophet Reports this term!*
* Craftster now has a special HP pinterest board  (http://tinyurl.com/cc7bmta) for those interested in crafty magic.
* Show off OWL & NEWT progress on Advanced Studies Friday!
* 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



~Badge Station~
To claim your badge, just left 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
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Challenge Badges

House Pride & House Unity Badges
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~Chocolate Frog Cards~
These are the Chocolate Frog Cards aka CFCs offered within the HPC thread, also known as Common CFCs.  There are some Special CFCs that have been handed out by HPC Staff from their private collection that may have not been revealed yet in the thread.  You can collect CFCs by completing a CFC challenge prompt or by doing extraordinary crafty magic.


Title: ~*Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests*~
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 26, 2014 09:29:41 AM
~*HOW TO COMPLETE A NEWT*~
IMPORTANT: To be eligible to take your NEWT, you must have completed one OWL.  If you have not completed an OWL, you cannot propose a NEWT.
1. Select which subject you would like to complete for your NEWT.  You may only do one NEWT at a time so select carefully.
2. Propose what you plan on doing for your NEWT project.  You may do this by PM to your NEWT Examiners or by posting in the HPC thread.  When making an NEWT Proposal, please use the header below, and make sure you give details such as methods using, materials using, plan of action, timeline.  These details will help us cheer you on and inspire future NEWTs.
3. Begin work on your NEWT project.  Feel free to add progress pics in the HPC thread.
4. Once your project is complete, post a picture of your project in the HPC; make sure to use the NEWT Header provided below.  Once you post a completed NEWT, your NEWT Examiner will notify the Headmistress, and you will earn your NEWT Badge for that subject.
GOOD LUCK!!

~*NEWT PROPOSAL HEADER*~
NEWT Subject:
House:
Project Name:
Brief Description: (explain how your project relates to your subject, pattern/techniques used, materials using, plan of action, expected timeline, etc.)

~*COMPLETED NEWT HEADER*~
NEWT Subject:
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.

~*NEWT EXAMS*~
So, whatís a NEWT?! A NEWT is impressive! A NEWT is just enough crazy that youíre not totally sure you can make it to end, but not so crazy that youíll land in the padded wagon on your way to the finish line.  A NEWT is much like a thesis.  You are to choose the course of study you wish to take in a particular subject.  Research your desired subject, find a facet of that subject that you wish focus your advanced studies.  Form a plan of action, and make your proposal.  Remember your NEWT should be detailed and should be a craft endeavor that take you 1 month or more to finish.  This is Advanced Studies so make sure to stretch yourself and your crafty magic.  You may take NEWTs in the following subjects:
--Alchemy: Students are expected to show extensive knowledge of basic elements, as well as the transmutation of substances.
--Arithmancy: Students display their mastery of all things magical and mathematical.
--Astronomy: Students should demonstrate knowledge of the celestial heavens.
--Care of Magical Creatures: Students should demonstrate extensive knowledge of magical creatures and their proper care and handling.
--Charms: Students are expected to have total mastery over charms.
--Defence Against the Dark Arts: Students must demonstrate the ability to defend themselves in magical combat.
--Divination: Students should have a sound knowledge of a variety of techniques of foretelling the future.
--Herbology: Students should have a vast knowledge of magical plants and be able to easily manipulate complex organic creations.
--History of Magic: Students must produce evidence that they did not sleep through all of Prof. Binnsí lectures.
--Muggle Studies: Students should demonstrate their knowledge of all things muggle and have the ability to blend into muggle society with ease
--Potions: Students should exhibit full knowledge of all potions and a mastery at mixing complex potions.
--Study of Ancient Runes: Students are expected to decipher obscure markings with ease.
--Transfiguration: Students will demonstrate the ability to transfigure and vanish.


~*NEWT PROPOSALS*~

Gryffindor
Abbeeroad: Arithmancy (http://tinyurl.com/oa3okbs), Sept. 6, 2013
Melissaurus: DADA (http://tinyurl.com/cobegc2), Feb. 9, 2013
MamanTattoo: Astronomy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5181956#msg5181956) April 07, 2014
Mistress Jennie: Transfiguration (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5152532#msg5152532), Jan. 29, 2014
pinkleo: HoM (http://tinyurl.com/ldkboed), Dec. 23, 2013
rockmygypsysoul: Muggle Studies (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5168587#msg5168587) March 04, 2014
tiamatfire: SoAR (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5149413#msg5149413), Jan, 22, 2014

Hufflepuff
Acadian Driftwood: Herbology (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5183530#msg5183530), April 10, 2014
CraftyLadyMJ: Transfiguration, July 10, 2013 (PM Proposal)
gaudiknight: Arithmancy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5177488#msg5177488) March 28, 2014 - On HOLD as of 4/30/14
Moonflame: Transfiguration (http://tinyurl.com/muuefxh), June 6, 2013
patty_o_furniture: CoMC (http://tinyurl.com/mw84j4f), August 18, 2013

Ravenclaw
BadWolf314: Alchemy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5167785#msg5167785), March 02, 2014
indigo_roses: Ancient Runes (http://tinyurl.com/d85uoym), Mar. 4, 2013
Magpirate: Alchemy (Email Submission) April 05, 2014
netchez: CoMC (http://tinyurl.com/m98yc3y), Sept. 1, 2013
PenguinSoup: Ancient Runes (http://tinyurl.com/bzxdcm7), Jan. 17, 2013
pottermouth: Charms (http://tinyurl.com/jvhxlp3), Jan. 9, 2014
pottermouth: History of Magic (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5169830#msg5169830),  March 06, 2014

Slytherin
DragonChilde: Divination (http://tinyurl.com/letze6u), Oct. 12, 2013
ErinAquaheart: Muggle Studies (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5195465#msg5195465), May 13, 2014
Naantje: Arithmancy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5150520#msg5150520), Jan. 25, 2014


~*COMPLETED NEWTs*~
Gryffindor
MamanTattoo: Transfiguration (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5172982#msg5172982)

Ravenclaw
Audania1: Arithmancy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5191972#msg5191972)
noodle-bug: Arithmancy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5167956#msg5167956)
noodle-bug: Herbology (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5180964#msg5180964)

Slytherin
ErinAquaheart: Astronomy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5177405#msg5177405)



~*NEWT Certificates*~
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Title: ~*Wizard & Witch Career Placement Agency*~
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 26, 2014 09:30:28 AM
Career Paths (UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!  These are not finalized requirements!)

Time to choose your profession!

You can earn your position earn by completing the course work for your career.  You will be working several terms to "apply" for your position.  You wouldn't have to announce your profession path until they complete all requirements.  When you wish to apply for a position, then you will need to provide links to your completed requirements.  

After completing a profession, you can go for another profession path, but you will start anew with job requirements...mean ing once you announce a completed profession, then your class/course slate is wiped clean.

For House Points & Year tracking I was thinking we could label them as such.  B for Bachelor's and then year 1-7 so 7th Years would be B1 in the Spring...after that we could move to M for Master, D for Doctorate, MO Merlin Order...etc.

If a student pass 7th Year wants to propose a profession we don't have listed, they may present a course of study that the headmistresses will review for approval. (Once a new profession path is approved, it will be added to the list)


---Auror:  5-Potions Classes (so 5 terms), 7-Defence Against the Dark Arts (7 terms), 4- Transfiguration (4 terms), 3-Herbology (3 terms), 2-HoM, and 4 Charms (4 terms)
---Arthimancer: 7-Arthimancy, 5 Divination, 6 SoAR, 5-DADA, 3-Charms, 3-Potions, 2 Herbology OWL Arit, NEWT in DADA/Potions/Trans/Charms
---Broom Maker: 6-Herbology, 7-Flying, 5-Charms, 2-Potions
---Curse Breaker: 6-DADA, 2-Herbology, 2-Charms, 2-Transfiguration, 2-HoM, 2-SoAR
---Dragonologist: 7-Dragon Inspired Projects, 7 CoMC, 2-HoM, 4-Charms, 2-Flying, 2-Potions, 5-Herb, 2-DADA, 3-Trans OWL CoMC NEWT CoMC
---Healer: 6-Herb, 6-Potions, 5-Trans, 5-Charms, 2-CoMC, 4-DADA, 1-OWL, 1-NEWT in Potions/Trans/Herb/Charms/DADA, 1 project reflecting your uniform-lime green robe with a sign of a bone and a wand crossed on it.
---Herbologist: 7-Herb, 6-Potions, 4-HoM, 2-CoMC, 1-OWL Herb, 1-NEWT Herb
---Magizoologist: 4-projects inspired by Magical Creatures, 7 CoMC, 2-HoM, 4-Charms, 2-Flying, 2-Potions, 5-Herb, 2-DADA, 3-Trans OWL CoMC NEWT CoMC
---MoM-L2-The Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office: 7-MS, 7-Charms, 4-DADA, 4-Trans, 4-HoM, 1-OWL MS, 1-NEWT MS/HoM/Charms
---MoM-L3- Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes: 7-Charms, 6-Potions, 6-Transfig, 5-DADA, 4-HoM, 2MS, 1-OWL & 1 NEWT Charms/Potions/Trans/DADA
---MoM-L4- Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures: 7-CoMC, 7-DADA, 4-Charms, 4-Transfig, 3-Herb, 3-Potions, 1OWL CoMC, 1 NEWT DADA/CoMC
---MoM-L9- Department of Mysteries aka Unspeakable: 5-Divination, 5-Charms, 5-Transfiguration, 7-HoM, 6-DADA, 2-SoAR, 2 Astronomy, 1OWL-HoM, 1-NEWT of your choice, 1 project inspired by time (Time Chamber), 1 project that inspired by love (Love Chamber), 1 project inspired by death/veil of death (Death Chamber), 1 project inspired by the brain (Brain Room), 1 project inspired by space (Space Chamber), 1 project inspired by prophecies (Hall of Prophecies)  
---Muggle Relations: 7-MS, 7-HoM, 4-Charms, 4-Trans, 2-DADA, 1 OWL-MS, 1-NEWT-MS
---Obliviator: 7-Charms, 4-MS, 4-HoM, 2-Fying/Apparating, 2-Potions, 2-CoMC, 2-Herb, 1-OWL Charms, 1-NEWT-Charms
---Potioneer: 7-Potions, 6-Herb, 2-CoMC, 4-HoM, 2-Trans, 2-Charms, 1-OWL Potions, 1-NEWT Potions
---Professional Quidditch Player: 7-Flying, 4-Charms, 2-HoM, 2-Arithmancy, 2-DADA, 4 projects inspired by Quidditch, 1 project inspired the Pro Team you will play for
---Professorship: 7-of your intended subject of teaching, 2-OWL & 1-NEWT in your subject along
---Quibbler Reporter: 7-CoMC, 7-Divination, 3-SoAR, 3-Arithmancy, 5-Astronomy, 4-HoM, 2-Charms, 2-Tranfig, 2-Herb, 1-OWL Divination/CoMC, 1 project inspired by article/ad you might find in the Quibbler
---Shop Owner (Food): 20-Recipes, 4-Charms, 2-Arithmancy, 4-Herbology, 4-Potions, and 1-Transfiguration
---Snake Charmer: 7-CoMC, 7-Charms, 7-Transfiguration, 4-Flying/Apparation, 7-Snake Inspired Projects
---Wandmaker: 7-Herbology, 6-Charms, 6-Transfiguration, 2-Care of Magical Creatures, and 4-DADA, 1-OWL Herb/Charms/Transfig, 1-NEWT Herb


Title: ~*Dumbledore's Army - Still Recruiting!*~
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 26, 2014 09:33:31 AM

Are you sick of Umbridge already?  Do you want to learn - properly learn - practical defensive magic?  Do you need to know what it's really like facing him?  Facing Vo... Voldemorte?   Are you ready for a brand new epic *series* of Craftalong Challenges? Do you have what it takes to join Dumbledore's Army?

Well then you are in luck my friends because your Headmistresses have dreamed up another awesome challenge for you!  This challenge series spans three HPC semesters, and covers the journey taken by our favorite Trio, and their faithful friends, as they learned to use magic, and fought to live in a world without fear or prejudice.  Each individual challenge will have a specified time frame, much like you saw in Summer Quidditch.  The Fall Semester contained 3 awesome challenges.  Winter semester we had lessons with Harry Potter himself!  This semester we will have three more challenges, a new one each month!  Each 'on-time' project you submit will earn you 15 House Points, just like all other Class and Challenge prompts.    

So, what's our next task?*

*If you did not complete the Fall or Winter Semester's tasks in time, but would still like to participate, please scroll down to the bottom of this post for directions on how to catch-up!



~*Department of Mysteries*~
May 11 - May 31, 2014
"There is a room in the Department of Mysteries that is kept locked at all times. It contains a force that is at once more wonderful and more terrible than death, than human intelligence, than the forces of nature. It is also, perhaps, the most mysterious of the many subjects for study that reside there. It is the power held within that room that you possess in such quantities and which Voldemort has not at all." ó Albus Dumbledore

The Department of Mysteries is a section within the Ministry of Magic where the various mysteries of the world are studied, including space, thought, time, death, and love.  On June 18th, 1996 Lord Voldemorte planted a vision in Harry Potter's mind, of his godfather, Sirius Black, being tortured somewhere within the Department of Mysteries.  When Harry decided to rush to Sirius' aid, he was accompanied by his best friends, Hermoine Granger and Ron Weasley, as well as  Dumbledore's Army members Ginny Weasley, Luna Lovegood and Neville Longbottom.  Though many students had joined the D.A., it was only Ginny, Luna and Neville who rushed to help Harry fight the Death Eaters and rescue Sirius, without thought for themselves.  

"We were all in the D.A. together. It was all supposed to be about fighting You-Know-Who, wasn't it? And this is the first chance we've had to do something real ó or was that all just a game or something?" Neville Longbottom

For this challenge you will need to follow Luna & Neville's example and go out of your way to help a friend who could really use a hand.  You can create any sort of crafted item, provided the intended recipient is a good friend, and the craft is intended to help them in some way.  Be sure to explain the situation in your post.


~*Mastering the Patronus Charm*~
CLOSED! ~ REQUIRED CATCH-UP CRAFTING TIME = 2 weeks!*
March 17 - April 7, April 22, 2014[/center/

"This ancient and mysterious charm conjures a magical guardian, a projection of all your most positive feelings. The Patronus Charm is difficult, and many witches and wizards are unable to produce a full, corporeal Patronus, a guardian which generally takes the shape of the animal with whom they share the deepest affinity. You may suspect, but you will never truly know what form your Patronus will take until you succeed in conjuring it."

The Patronus Charm (Expecto Patronum) is an immensely complicated spell that evokes a partially-tangible positive energy force known as a Patronus, or spirit guardian. The charm was primarily designed for defense against Dementors and Lethifolds.  Dementors as you know, feed on human happiness, draining it from their victims until all they can feel is depression and despair.  While Witches & Wizards are able to defend themselves with this charm, Muggles have no such luxury, and there are many living in depression and despair every day.  A successfully cast corporeal Patronus is able to shield not only its caster, but also other human beings around them.  In this way a single Witch or Wizard can defend their families, friends, neighbors, and even strangers.  

For this Challenge you must craft an item for a CHARITY, that will help bring hope to someone in despair.  Please check out the SPEW Craftalong (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412546.0#axzz2wFKC9ehP) for a wonderful list of organizations that accept handmade items.  Many of these charities even have guidelines, tutorials and patterns available to help you in your crafting.  Your crafted item will earn you 15 House Points, and cannot be combined with any other class.  However, in effort to promote the spread of joy and love in the world, your Headmistress is also giving you a chance to earn extra House Points on all charity items crafted within this Challenge's timeline.  For each additional SPEW item you craft, you will earn an additional 5 House Points, on top of the normal 10 points. These SPEW points CAN be combined with Class prompts.  For example, you could create a daffodil yellow quilt for Quilts for Kids (http://www.quiltsforkids.org/) to complete your History of Magic homework.  This would earn you 15 House Points for History of Magic, + your normal 10 SPEW points, + 5 Bonus SPEW points = 30 House Points!



~*Lessons With Harry*~
CLOSED! ~ REQUIRED CATCH-UP CRAFTING TIME = 6 weeks!*
December 1st - February 28th
It's time we learned how to defend ourselves from Voldemorte and his Death Eaters.  Throughout the Winter Semester you will be learning practical defensive spells from Harry Potter in the Room of Requirement.  In order to earn the right to move on in the Join the DA Challenge, you will need to master 5 out of 8 of the following spells.  You may choose any 5 you wish, and you have until the end of the semester to post them.  However, as a good Headmistress I must remind you that leaving all your studying to the last minute will result in poor performance on your exams.  So start thinking, planning and crafting as soon as you wish!
And since I just *know* someone will ask...  If you master your 5 spells and still wish to continue crafting the others you may do so.  If you complete all 8 *within this semester* only, you will earn a bonus of 10 House Points, and an extra fancy badge.   :D

1. Disarming - The word expelliarmus is derived from the Latin roots, expel, meaning 'to drive out' and arma, meaning 'weapon'. For this challenge you must remove something standing in the way of your completing a craft project.  This could include striping down a piece of furniture in order to refinish it, redyeing an object to hide a pesky stain, bleaching to remove color, or cleaning out & organizing your messy craft area in order to better utilize the space.
2. Impediment Jinx - The Impediment Jinx is used to freeze something in its current place.  For this challenge craft something that either literally freezes like homemade ice cream, or something that blocks or stops something else like a door stop.  Other ideas include a shawl to keep out the chill, a batch of Freezer Meals for busy work nights, or draft blocker for one of the doors in your house.
3. Reductor Curse -  The Reductor Curse is used to blast an object into tiny pieces.  For this challenge you have two options.  One is to break down a larger object into smaller pieces and use them in a completed craft project, such as breaking plates into small tiles to create a mosaic table top.  Your second option is to craft something tiny.  This can be anything you desire, but the maximum size is 3Ēx3Ēx3Ē.  (For our friends using the Metric System, this is 7.6 cm, but you may round it up to 8 cm. ;))  
4. Stunning Spell - The Stunning Spell, otherwise known as Stupefy, is used to render someone unconscious or to halt a moving object.  For this challenge you must create something that stuns at least one of the 5 senses.  For example, it can dazzle the eye with sparkle, dazzles the ear with sound, dazzles the taste buds with flavor, dazzles the nose with an intoxicating scent, dazzles the sense of touch with softness.  (Note: Please do not try to render anyone unconscious in your crafting! ;))
5. Shield Charm - Shield Charm is a term applied to several varieties of charms that create a magical barrier to deflect both physical entities and spells. For this challenge you must craft something that will shield either you or another person, from an outside force. Ideas include a potholder to shield you from hot pots & pans, a hat or scarf to shield someone from the winter's cold, or a sleep mask shields tired eyes from the bright sun.
6. Protean Charm - A Protean Charm is a very advanced spell, which links multiple objects together for a common purpose.  In 1995 Hermione Grainger cast the Protean Charm on a series of fake Galleon coins in order to communicate with other members of the D.A.  A change in Harry Potter's master coin would be magically reflected on the other coins, as well as emit a heat signal, alerting group members to the next meeting date.  The genius of this method of communication is that even if a student was searched by Umbridge and the Inquisitorial Squad, they wouldn't find any sort of contraband on the person as it is perfectly legal to carry currency.  For this challenge you must craft an object that is actually something else in disguise, or that contains a hidden meaning.  Examples include a pillow quilt or "quillow (http://acuppaandacatchup.com/2011/05/quillow-tutorial/)", a clever tea cozy, a mask, or something more personal like noodle-bug's ingenious "Birdhouse In Your Soul" (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429311.0#axzz2ltKyycv6) project from last semester.  
7.  Fred & George Fight Back - After the D.A. was betrayed by Marietta Edgecombe, Fred and George Weasley continued to fight back against Umbridge's hold on the school by doing what they are best at; namely causing mischief, chaos, and laughter.  They released some rather impressive enchanted fireworks to disrupt lessons, created a swamp in the corridor, and in their final act of rebellion, struck several members of the Inquisitorial Squad with jinxes, summoned their brooms from Umbridge's office and escaped the school to start their joke shop.  For this challenge, take your inspiration from Fred & George's methods.  Craft an *impressive diversion* for yourself or a group of friends.  This could mean creating a stunning display of lights & decorations around your home for the holidays.  (Think beyond hanging ornaments on the tree.)  Or how about crafting food, decorations & favors for a fabulous New Year's Eve party?  On this challenge, be sure to GO BIG.  This is for Fred & George after all.
8. Help the Room of Requirement - The Room of Requirement, otherwise known as the Come and Go Room is possibly one of the most fascinating parts of Hogwarts Castle.  The room is thought to have some degree of sentience, because it transforms itself into whatever the witch or wizard needs it to be at that moment in time.  It is also Unplottable and can only be accessed by a witch or wizard who has great need of it.  For this challenge, you will take your inspiration from the room itself and craft something for which there is *great* need.  You can decide just what is needed and how to best supply it, but you must explain this clearly in your posting.  For example, perhaps your broom closet is overflowing with plastic grocery bags and is an utter mess that you can no longer control.  You could turn those bags into a set of reusable bags.  (Thanks noodle-bug.)  Or perhaps your great aunt Muriel has been getting cold while reading in her drafty old house.  You could crochet her a new lapghan to keep her warm.  Whatever you choose, remember to explain why it is so needed.




~*Sign the Parchment*~
CLOSED! ~ REQUIRED CATCH-UP CRAFTING TIME = 1 WEEK!*
November 8th-30th

"I Ė I think everybody should write their name down, just so we know who was here. But I also think that we all ought to agree not to shout about what we're doing. So if you sign, you're agreeing not to tell Umbridge or anybody else what we're up to." - Hermoine Grainger

This next challenge should be a real doss for everyone.  Hopefully a nice way to wind down the semester.  As easy as signing your name really.  For this challenge you will need to create something in your 'signature craft'.  The craft that you are most comfortable and familiar with.  You may create anything within that medium, no restrictions.  If you have more than one craft that is your signature, you may pick either medium.  If this is somehow still unclear, think of it this way.  If two Craftsters were to have a conversation about you, your signature craft would be how they'd identify you.  It would probably go something like this:

Abbeeroad:  Hey noodle-bug, do you know Mistress Jennie?
noodle-bug: You mean that girl who makes all the charm bracelets?

Yep, that girl who makes the charm bracelets.  So, if you were me, which you're not because you're you, but if you were me, then you'd craft a charm bracelet.  If you were pinkleo, you'd crochet something.  Etc. etc.  So get going on signing that parchment!


~*Have a Drink in the Hog's Head*~
CLOSED! ~ REQUIRED CATCH-UP CRAFTING TIME = 2 WEEKS!*
October 10th-November 7th

"Hi," said Fred, reaching the bar first and counting his companions quickly.  "Could we have... twenty-five butterbeers, please?'
The barman glared at him for a moment, then, throwing down his rag irritably as though he had been interrupted in something very important, he started passing up dusty butterbeers from under the bar.


Sometimes darkness lies ahead.  Whether it be a long war against evil, or the long dark nights of autumn and winter.  But even when times are difficult and the road ahead of us looks impossible, there is comfort in sharing a moment of peace, some laughter, and some good food & drink with friends.  For this challenge you will take inspiration from Fred & George, and share a treat with your friends or family.  You must make a food, drink, or sweet treat to share that will serve at least 5 people.  (Not dinner for 2. The purpose of this challenge is to share with a larger group of friends.)  Further, in an effort to broaden the effects of your sharing spirit, you MUST post the complete recipe here in the HPC thread, in order to earn your Badge & House Points.  
***It should go without saying that, like all craft submissions here in the HPC, a picture must also accompany your post. No picture also = no points.***



~*Fear of a Name Challenge*~
CLOSED! ~ REQUIRED CATCH-UP CRAFTING TIME = 2 WEEKS!*
September 11th-October 9th

"Harry, don't you see? This... this is exactly why we need you... We need to know what it's really like... facing him... facing V-Voldemort." - Hermione Granger

Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.  This is a lesson that all Potter fans take to heart; that facing your fears is the first step towards defeating them.  Hermione began to face her fears when she said Voldemorte's name for the very first time.  For this challenge you will will learn from her example, and face your crafting fears.  You must choose to craft something in a new medium that you have been afraid to try before, OR, you may craft something in a medium you are familiar with, but with a new technique that you have been afraid to try before.  For example, perhaps your a a knitter, and have made tons of knitted items, but you've always been afraid to try cables.  Then this is your chance to try knitting the heck out of those cables!  Since you will be trying new things, you have 4 weeks to complete this challenge, giving you lots of time to make mistakes and perfect your technique.
   


Catching Up with the D.A.

You:  Dear Headmistresses, I did not get a chance to complete the first DA task, but I would still like to participate.  What can I do?

Glad you asked my friend!  Your Headmistress and I have discussed this and come up with a solution for anyone who missed the first challenge, but still wishes to participate.  Whether you were too busy to jump in during a busy Fall Semester at your real world school, or family & personal obligations kept you from crafting as much as you'd like, you may have fallen (or may in future fall) behind with the DA Challenges.  This is not a problem, and you can still participate.  (As can folks who decide to join the HPC over Winter or Spring semesters.)  

Since learning practical defensive magic and joining the fight against Voldemorte and the Death Eaters was a journey for our characters, you will still need to complete the same journey they do in order to earn your place in the DA.  Therefore, you will still need to do all the challenges *in chronological order* to complete the task.  Therefore, if you missed the Fear of a Name Challenge, you will still need to complete it before you dive into the Drink at the Hog's Head Challenge.

But, there is a bit of fine print...  ;)

First off, each challenge will be assigned a required amount of time "Catch Up" time.  This means that you cannot post your NEXT craft until that amount of time has past.  (This amount of time will be noted with the closed challenge prompt.)  For example, the Fear of a Name Challenge has a Required Make Up Time of 2 weeks.  So if you missed that prompt but you still want to join the DA, first you must plan and craft an item that fits the Fear of a Name challenge prompt.  After posting it, you cannot post a Drink in the Hog's Head Challenge for 2 weeks.  This is not because we are mean.   :)  It is because we want each and every crafter to craft their best, rather than rush through a large number of poorly made crafts in a short time.  (It will also make more sense later, when there are lots more projects to get through in order to Catch Up.)

Second bit of fine print:  Each project completed DURING the official Challenge Period will receive 15 House Points.  Any project completed AFTER the official period will earn 10 House Points. For example, if you are joining the HPC this semester and complete the Fear of a Name challenge, you will earn 10 Points for it, because that challenge closed last semester.  You can then begin planning and crafting your Drink at the Hog's Head project and may post it 2 weeks after you Fear of a Name project.  If, in the course of catching up, you get to making some of this semester's challenges (during the semester), you will earn 15 Points for those.  If you still have questions, feel free to PM both ME, and pinkleo.  We will be happy to clarify.


~*Badges*~
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***Please remember, you can choose to do any, all, or none of the Challenges and Challenge Series that come up.  The goal here is always to have fun and to be excited about our crafting!  None of the Challenges are intended to cause you stress or strife.  Even your Headmistresses do NOT plan to do ALL the things.  So craft on Friends, craft on.***


Title: ~*Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans*~
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 26, 2014 09:34:33 AM
Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans
A risk with every mouthful!

"You want to be careful with these. When they say every flavor, they mean every flavor - you know you get all the ordinary ones like chocolate and peppermint and marmalade, but then you can get spinach and liver and tripe. George reckons he had a bogey-flavored one once." - Ron Weasley

Itís no secret that Hogwarts students love sweets.  And teachers, Headmasters & Headmistresses have been known to enjoy their share of treats too.  Therefore, your brilliant Headmistresses have devised an epic new *series* of Mini-Challenges for you.  


Every two weeks we will pull a new bean out of the bag.*  Each bean will be the inspiration for a mini-challenge.  Students may complete and post a craft based on that theme to earn 15 House Points, and a Badge for that challenge.  Once a new challenge is posted, the old one is gone and cannot be entered.  As with all things in the HPC, you are welcome to do any, all, or none of these challenges.  They are just a way to inspire your own magical crafting adventures.

*If the Semester ends before the Bean's two week span is over, the Bean will continue into the new semester.  You may only enter your Bean project in *one* of the semesters.


And this weeks bean is...
STRAWBERRY!

Spring is finally well under way here in the northern hemisphere, and with it have come the first bright red strawberries of the season.  With their sweet-tart flavor, beautiful color, and heavenly smell, can anything beat fresh strawberries?  For this challenge you must create a recipe that includes strawberries as an ingredient, is inspired by a strawberries shape or form, or is red in color.

 
~*Challenge Badges*~
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Title: ~*Detention in the Dungeons*~
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 26, 2014 09:36:30 AM
~*Detention in the Dungeons*~


This semester there will be three Detention Challenges, one for each month.  You are welcome to do any, all, or none of these challenges.  (Remember, they are just here to help get your crafty juices flowing!)  All Detention projects are worth 15 House Points and may be turned in anytime during the semester, regardless of what the newest Challenge is, up until the semester ends on February 28th.  (For example, you may turn in December or January challenges in February.)

March Challenge:
Fred & George Weasley posted a notice in all the Common Rooms, asking for volunteers to test their new Weasley's Wizard Wheezes products.  (Seriously, how did they get into the Hufflepuff Den, the Ravenclaw Tower, or the Slytherin Dungeon?!?!)  At 3 Galleons an hour, it sounded too good to pass up.  Sadly, the Fainting Fancies they gave you worked too well!  Now you're stuck in the Hospital Wing, with Madam Pomfrey giving you a Strengthening Solution every hour, on the hour.  She says you'll be here for at least a week.  Fortunately your friends have brought you some crafting supplies to keep you busy during this time.  So sit back, relax, and finish that darn project that's been hanging around for far too long.  For this challenge you must complete a Work In Progress.


April Challenge:
Merlin's pants!  Professor Lupin has caught you mocking Snape in the court yard between lessons.  While he seemed to be suppressing a chuckle when he saw Ron flapping about like a bat, he still gave you both detention. Now you'll have to be there bright and early on Sunday morning instead of sleeping in.  For this challenge, we will be taking a cue from the perpetually shabby Professor Lupin himself. You must fix up a shabby item to give it a new life. Put a new coat of paint on a chipped old table, upcycle an ugly old chandelier into a fabulous new find for your bedroom, or redecorate a sad looking guest room.  


May Challenge:
Malfoy provoked you into cursing him outside of Potions Class, and Snape has given you yet another Detention for it.  Writing "I am not above or exempted from school rules," 1,000 times.  Fortunately Fred & George gave you one of their new Copy-Quick Quills, allowing you to finish the task in record time.  So now you can use thetime to catch up on other homework.  For this challenge you must complete a Work In Progress.



~*Challenge Badges*~
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Title: ~*Witch of the Week*~
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 26, 2014 09:37:02 AM
***Please note that Witch of the Week is a bi-weekly event.*** [/center]


Title: ~*Diagon Alley*~
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 26, 2014 09:37:53 AM

~*Diagon Alley*~
"Did he say diagonally?"


Mistress Jennie's Handmade Jewelry
MistressJennie on Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/MistressJennie) has donated a Create Your Own Charm Bracelet Kit!  Winner gets to choose the theme, and Mistress Jennie will pull appropriate beads and charms from her stash to suit you!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=607162)
Mermaid Themed Bracelet Shown as Example Only
*Ships Worldwide*

Noodle's Notions Nest
The utterly fantastic noodle-bug has kindly offered a *custom* mini-hoop (4"-5"), based on the winner's favorite HP character, magical item, or quote!  Check out this example of her mad stitching skills!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=579353)
*ships worldwide*


BadWolf Boutique
BadWolf314 has kindly donated a Hogwarts Care Package consisting of a Golden Snitch Necklace, handmade wand, notebook and YOUR CHOICE of House Scarf!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=636809)
*Ships within US*


Title: Slytherin Dungeon
Post by: DragonChilde on February 26, 2014 10:12:20 AM
WELCOME TO THE SLYTHERIN DUNGEON
Image (http://mcgray.deviantart.com/art/The-Slytherin-Common-Room-7217190) courtesy of Theresa McGray on devinatART (http://mcgray.deviantart.com)


To our new students welcome and to our returning students welcome back. I will be your Head of House for this term. Feel free to refer any questions to me via owl (PM), I will do my best to get back to you in a timely manner.



Student Roster
AnnoyingLittleBrother 3rd year ~ Violet Bean
Ant Bee 7th year ~ DADA, History of Magic, SoAR
calliemae 1st year ~ SoAR, History of Magic, DADA, Arithmancy, Astronomy, Divination
coulsenl 3rd year ~ Charms, Violet Bean, Flying, Alchemy, DA Patronus, SPEWx2, Envelope Glue Bean
DragonChilde 4th year ~ Apparition, Astronomy, Charms, DADA, History of Magic, Potions, SoAR
ErinAquaheart 6th year ~ DADA, DA Help the Room, Divinations, History of Magic, Flying March Detention, SoAR, Potions, Violet Bean, Arithmancy, Astronomy NEWT, Apparition, Astronomy, Envelope Glue Bean, DA Patronus, Divination EC, Muggle Studies
Inselaeffchen 3rd year ~ Apparation, CoMC, DA Stunning Spell, Alchemy, DA Protean Charm, Muggle Studies
samash90 1st year ~ Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC
megaron 1st year ~ Transfiguration OWL
Naantje Alumni/B1 ~ April Detention, Divination, SoAR
TechnicolorAquahearts 6th year ~ DA Fred and George Fight Back + SPEW, Muggle Studies, Alchemy, Apparition, Astronomy, Envelope Glue Bean, DADA, Herbology


House Points Tally: 1250


Title: Ravenclaw Tower
Post by: FiberAlchemist on February 26, 2014 10:30:47 AM




~Ravenclaw House Points - 2145~
*Reminder: Class/Challenge 15 pts , OWL 100 pts, NEWT 150 pts , SPEW 10 pts extra*


COMPLETED CLASSES
Alchemy - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, natchez, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck
Apparition - Audania1, BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck
Arithmancy - Audania1, BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, natchez, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck
Astronomy - Audania1, BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, Magpirate, natchez, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck
Care of Magical Creatures - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, Magpirate, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck
Charms - Audania1, BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, Magpirate, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck
Defense Against the Dark Arts - Audania1, BadWolf314, jellybean89, Magpirate, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck
Divination - Audania1, BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck
Flying - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, Magpirate, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck
Herbology - Audania1, BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck
History of Magic - BadWolf314, jellybean89, Magpirate, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck
House Pride/Unity - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, Magpirate, noodle-bug, pottermouth
Muggle Studies - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, Magpirate, pottermouth
Potions - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, Magpirate, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck
Study of Ancient Runes - BadWolf314, jellybean89, Magpirate, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck
SPEW - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, noodle-bug
Transfiguration - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, Magpirate, noodle-bug, pottermouth


COMPLETED CHALLENGES
March Detention - BadWolf314, Magpirate, noodle-bug
April Detention - BadWolf314, Magpirate
May Detention - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, noodle-bug

Bertie's Bean Sugared Violet - BadWolf314, jellybean89, netchez, pottermouth
Bertie's Bean Envelope Glue - BadWolf314, jellybean89, netchez, noodle-bug
Bertie's Bean Strawberry - BadWolf314, jellybean89, Magpirate, netchez, noodle-bug, pottermouth

Dumbledore's Army - Fear of a Name - Audania1, BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, Magpirate, netchez, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck
Dumbledore's Army - Have a Drink in the Hog's Head - Audania1, BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, Magpirate, netchez, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck
Dumbledore's Army - Sign the Parchment - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, Magpirate, netchez, noodle-bug
Dumbledore's Army - Lessons with Harry -
     Disarming - Audania1, BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, Magpirate, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck
     Impediment Jinx - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, Magpirate, noodle-bug, vincentvanbuck
     Reductor Curse - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, noodle-bug, Magpirate, vincentvanbuck
     Stunning Spell - Audania1, BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, Magpirate, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck
     Shield Charm - BadWolf314, jellybean89, Magpirate, noodle-bug, vincentvanbuck
     Protean Charm - BadWolf314, jellybean89, Magpirate, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck
     Fred & George Fight Back - Audania1, BadWolf314, Magpirate, noodle-bug, vincentvanbuck
     Help the Room of Requirement - Audania1, BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, Magpirate, noodle- bug, vincentvanbuck
Dumbledore's Army - Mastering the Patronus Charm - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, noodle-bug
Dumbledore's Army - The Department of Mysteries - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, noodle-bug

COMPLETED OWLS & NEWTS
Audania1 - Completed NEWT in Arithmancy - A Frozen Spectacular! (http://tinyurl.com/ku22bs5)
BadWolf314 - Completed OWL in Alchemy - Lego Quilt (http://tinyurl.com/nnnb6jj)
magpirate - Completed OWL in Care of Magical Creatures - Wooden Animal Toys (http://tinyurl.com/nov928h)
noodle-bug - Completed NEWT in Arithmancy - Klein bottle hat, with Pi Stripes (http://tinyurl.com/kn685l9)
noodle-bug - Completed OWL in Muggle Studies - Lots of bears! (http://tinyurl.com/kzve99n)
noodle-bug - Completed NEWT in Herbology - Coffee Pot (http://tinyurl.com/me7gmud)
pottermouth - Completed OWL in Alchemy - I Spy 13 Eyes (http://tinyurl.com/l2zgxho)

* Completed Class + SPEW Project


Title: Re: HPC ~Spring2014~ SETTING UP! Only HoHs postings please
Post by: WhistleFish on February 26, 2014 11:07:10 AM

Gryffindor House Points:
795 points


*Reminder: Class/Challenge 15 pts , OWL 100 pts, NEWT 150 pts , SPEW 10 pts extra*

BULLETIN:


Hey Gryffindors! So many SPEW projects are being turned in! I'm proud to call myself Head of Household to such a loving and caring group of witches. Keep up the awesome work!



*This page last updated: 05/03/2014*


COMPLETED CLASSES
Alchemy - MamanTattoo
Apparition - Rockmygypsysoul, Tiamatfire, Mistress Jennie*
Arithmancy - Whistlefish, Rockmygypsysoul
Astronomy - Whistlefish, Rockmygypsysoul, Mistress Jennie*
Care of Magical Creatures - Rockmygypsysoul, Tiamatfire
Charms - MamanTattoo, Tiamatfire
Defense Against the Dark Arts - pinkleo, MamanTattoo, Tiamatfire
Divination - Pinkleo, Rockmygypsysoul, Mistress Jennie*
Flying - Rockmygypsysoul, MamanTattoo, Mistress Jennie*
Herbology - pinkleo, Whistlefish, Rockmygypsysoul, Tiamatfire
History of Magic - rockmygypsysoul, Pinkleo
House Pride/Unity - Mistress Jennie*
Muggle Studies - MamanTattoo
Potions - Rockmygypsysoul
SPEW - pinkleo x 3
Study of Ancient Runes - MamanTattoo, Rockmygypsysoul, Jenleahlynn*
Transfiguration - MamanTattoo, Rockmygypsysoul


DETENTIONS
March Detention - pinkleo
April Detention - Tiamatfire
May Detention -


CHALLENGES/EXTRA
 
BERTIE'S EVERY FLAVOR BEANS
Bertie's Bean TOMATO - (Winter Semester: Whistlefish, pinkleo, Mistress Jennie, rockmygypsysoul)
Bertie's Bean VIOLET - pinkleo

 
DUMBLEDORE'S ARMY
Dumbledore's Army - Fear of a Name - (Fall/Winter Semester: Whistlefish, Avesthel, MamanTattoo, butterflyangel, Mistress Jennie, pinkleo, rockmygypsysoul, jenleahlynn, tiamatfire)
Dumbledore's Army - Have a Drink in the Hog's Head - (Fall/Winter Semester: rockmygypsysoul, pinkleo, Mistress Jennie, tiamatfire, MamanTattoo, jenleahlynn, butterflyange) l
Dumbledore's Army - Sign the Parchment - (Fall/Winter Semester: Mistress Jennie, pinkleo, tiamatfire, MamanTattoo, butterflyangel)
Dumbledore's Army - Lessons With Harry -
  • REDUCTOR CURSE - (Winter Semester: butterflyangel, MamanTattoo, tiamatfire, Mistress Jennie)
  • STUNNING SPELL - (Winter Semester: pinkleo, tiamatfire, Mistress Jennie, MamanTattoo)
  • SHEILD CHARM - (Winter Semester: pinkleo*, tiatmatfire, MamanTattoo)
  • PROTEAN CHARM - (Winter Semester: tiamatfire, MamanTattoo, Mistress Jennie)
  • DISARMING SPELL - (Winter Semester: Mistress Jennie, MamanTattoo)
  • IMPEDIMENT JINX - (Winter Semester:Mistress Jennie, pinkleo*, MamanTattoo)
Dumbledore's Army - Fred & George Fight Back - (Winter Semester: Mistress Jennie)
Dumbledore's Army - Help the Room of Requirement - (Winter Semester:Mistress Jennie, MamanTattoo) Tiamatfire
Dumbledore's Army - Patronus Charm - Rockmygypsysoul*, Mistress Jennie*

COMPLETED OWLS & NEWTS
MamanTattoo - Transfiguration NEWT
 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5172982#msg5172982)
* Completed Class + SPEW Project


Title: Re: HPC ~Spring2014~ SETTING UP! Only HoHs postings please
Post by: WhistleFish on February 26, 2014 11:09:35 AM

Spring Semester 2014: History of Magic
"Time for History of Magic? Good, I've been needing a nap."
    óAn unidentified Hogwarts student

Completed Homework: For thousands of years flowers have been used in many different kinds of spells and magical endeavors.  Craft something inspired by the historical, magic uses of popular flowers.  For example, did you know the daffodil is associated with love and fertility? You could create a baby item, an item for a loved one, or something bright, cheery, and yellow like a daffodil.  Or take influence from a Narcissus flower: named for a Greek figure, the Narcissus helps promote polarity and harmony. Its calming vibrations bring about tranquility and inner peace so you could create something that brings a sense of calm to your household or garden.

Gryffindor - rockmygypsysoul

Ravenclaw - vincentvanbuck, Pottermouth, Magpirate

Hufflepuff - sammylouise40, Moonflame

Slytherin - ErinAquaheart, Ant Bee, calliemae, DragonChilde




HoM OWLS
: Option 1-Create 4 different items, one item for each house, these items should reflect your interpretation of the characteristics of each house.  Option 2-Craft 3 items which represent 3 characters with Harry Potter.   Option 3-Craft something using a vintage pattern, material, or technique.

Proposed OWLS
  • 3plyproblem: History of Magic (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=417363.msg4959071#msg4959071), Jan. 9, 2013
  • FreakieGeekie: History of Magic (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=420911.msg5025906#msg5025906), Apr. 26, 2013
  • Naantje: History of Magic (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=424033.msg5045510#msg5045510), June 4, 2013
  • pinkleo: History of Magic (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5135990#msg5135990), December 23, 2013

Completed OWLS
  • pottermouth: Harry, Ron, and Hermione Marionettes (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=427092.msg5108476#msg5108476)
  • tiamatfire: Hat and Mitten Set (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=427092.msg5108736#msg5108736)
  • netchez: Hufflepuff Afghan (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=427092.msg5126625#msg5126625)

HoM NEWTS
: Students must produce evidence that they did not sleep through all of Prof. Binnsí lectures.
Proposed NEWTS
  • pottermouth: History of Magic (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5169830#msg5169830), March 6, 2014
Completed NEWTS
  • jenleahlynn: Hogwarts Alumni Messenger Bag (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=427092.msg5108731#msg5108731)


Title: Re: HPC ~Spring2014~ SETTING UP! Only HoHs postings please
Post by: WhistleFish on February 26, 2014 11:11:22 AM
Spring Semester 2014: Muggle Studies
ďI'll fix it up with Mum and Dad, then I'll call you. I know how to use a fellytone nowó"
"A telephone, Ron," said Hermione. "Honestly, you should take Muggle Studies next year...Ē

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Completed Homework: Isnít it amazing how Muggles survive and live without magic? This semester weíll be studying the annual Muggle tradition of ďSpringtime Cleaning!Ē Muggles donít have spells and charms to whip their houses into shape. Sometimes they have to spend HOURS getting household things done. This semesterís assignment is not quite a crafty lesson, but itís still an important one. To learn some respect for how hard Muggles really work, your assignment will be to take an area of your house (or yard!) and give it a good deep cleanÖwithout any magic. To receive full credit for this class you must take a before and after picture so we can see just how much work you did. Happy Cleaning!

Gryffindor - MamanTattoo

Ravenclaw - FiberAlchemist, Magpirate, Pottermouth 

Hufflepuff - Acadian Driftwood, Gaudiknight, sammylouise40, BringMeKnitting8, midkiffsjoy

Slytherin - TechnicolorAquahearts, Inselaeffchen, ladychris2010




MS OWLS
: We all know the Tales of Beetle Bard, but did you know that muggles have a vast array of fantastical stories?  The most fascinating are known to muggles as fairy tales.  Study these tales and craft something inspired by them.

Proposed OWLS
  • ShardaeDobby: Muggle Studies (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=413509.msg4894516#msg4894516), Sept. 11, 2012
  • TechnicolorAquahearts: MS (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=424033.msg5052165#msg5052165), June 16, 2013
  • Audania1: Muggle Studies (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5145102#msg5145102), January 13, 2014

Completed OWLS
  • Noodlebug: Muggle Studies (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5175344#msg5175344), March 21, 2014


MS NEWTS
: Students should demonstrate their knowledge of all things muggle and have the ability to blend into muggle society with ease

Proposed NEWTS
  • FiberAlchemist: Muggle Studies (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=424033.msg5073166#msg5073166), July 30, 2013
  • rockmygypsysoul: Muggle Studies (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5168587#msg5168587), March 4, 2014
Completed NEWTS


Title: Classroom 1B
Post by: BadWolf314 on February 26, 2014 02:45:59 PM


"Transfiguration is some of the most complex and dangerous magic you will learn at Hogwarts. Anyone messing around in my class will leave and not come back. You have been warned." -- Minerva McGonagall

Completed Projects
Gryffindor:
   MamanTattoo - Quack-quack pants (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5181956#msg5181956)
   Mistress Jennie - Librarian Retirement Bracelet (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5201339#msg5201339)
   rockmygypsysoul - Preservation (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5187624#msg5187624)

Ravenclaw:
   BadWolf314 - Frozen Cupcakes (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5176195#msg5176195)
   FiberAlchemist - Blue Bird Pin (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5201890#msg5201890)
   jellybean89 - Blue Dragon Egg Dice Bag (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5202073#msg5202073)
   Magpirate - Doggie Bow Tie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5199949#msg5199949)
   noodle-bug - Old John Card (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5186107#msg5186107)
   pottermouth - Chunky House Halloween Style (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5187576#msg5187576)

Hufflepuff:
   Acadian Driftwood - Turquoise songbird purse (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5168282#msg5168282)
   Moonflame - Flock of doughnuts (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5186743#msg5186743)

Slytherin:
   ErinAquaheart - Cupcake Necklace (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5199547#msg5199547)
   Naantje - A brood of three (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5197044#msg5197044)

Proposed OWLS
   Abbeeroad- Teesha Moore Patch Sewing Machine Cover
   rockmygypsysoul- Non-traditional Alphabet/Name Books
   sakuracat23- Fireside Throw
   spikefan- Movie/TV ATC Album
   The Mad Quilter- "Now you see it, now you don't"
   WhistleFish- Scrap Granny Square Blanket
   Audania1- Sophie Doll and accessories
   AugustBell- Granny Stripe Blanket
   SenatorOrgana - Matchbox Advent Calendar
   Swimswamswum- Mrs Weasley's Hogwarts Blanket
   jillybeans- Pop Tab Chainmaille Vest for Hubby's Birthday
   Ant Bee- "Sisters" Sampler Quilt
   audio- Raccoon Plushie
   DragonChilde- From Alterations to Altercations: The Transfigurative Guide by Henrick Darkstorm
   samash90- ambitious first altered book

Completed OWLS:
   margaron- The 60 Hour Snuggy

Proposed NEWTS:
   Mistress Jennie- Craft Room Extravaganza
   CraftyLadyMJ- PM Proposal
   Moonflame- WonderBook

Completed NEWTS:
   MamanTattoo- Child Winter Wool Coat


Title: Alchemy Dungeon
Post by: Inselaeffchen on February 26, 2014 02:46:31 PM

Welcome to the Alchemy Dungeon

"With regards to my teacher training placement we will continue to study alchemical symbols during the Spring semester. This time we will look into the PHOENIX. This animal alchemy symbol is the archetypal bird. It rises, reborn, out of its own ashes, representing the alchemical process of death and rebirth. The phoenix is a highly used emblem in alchemy, representing the purifying and transforming fire, the chemical element sulfur and the color red. For your assignment, craft anything that shows the properties of sulphur, something that depicts the "rebirth" of the Phoenix or something that is red and gold (colors of the Phoenix)."


Completed Projects

Gryffindor:

Ravenclaw:

Hufflepuff:
Nicajeanie - Phoenix Square (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5168359#msg5168359)
sammylouise40 - Phoenix Cake (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5171489#msg5171489)


Slytherin:
Coulsenl Blue Flamed Phoenix (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5173764#msg5173764)

Proposed OWLS

Ravenclaw BadWolf314: Side Tables (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5167785#msg5167785), March 2, 2014
Ravenclaw SiakelA: Alchemy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=417363.msg4956068#msg4956068), Jan. 5, 2013
Ravenclaw vincentvanbuck: Alchemy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5128829#msg5128829), Dec. 3, 2013
Ravenclaw pottermouth: Alchemy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5169830#msg5169830), Mar. 6, 2014
Ravenclaw noodle-bug: Elephants are made of elements (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5175344#msg5175344) Mar 21, 2014


Completed OWLS:
BadWolf314: Lego Quilt (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5167785#msg5167785) March 2, 2014

Proposed NEWTS:

Gryffindor rockmygypsysoul: Alchemy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5133434#msg5133434), Dec. 15, 2013
  
Completed NEWTS:


Title: Room of Runes
Post by: BadWolf314 on February 26, 2014 02:46:43 PM


"I mistranslated Ďehwaz,í" said Hermione furiously. "It means Ďpartnership,í not Ďdefense,í I mixed it up with Ďeihwaz.í

Completed Projects
Gryffindor:
   jenleahlynn - lives change at your library bookmark (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5184941#msg5184941)
   MamanTattoo - Natural Homebirth Book (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5188486#msg5188486)
   Mistress Jennie - Container Herb Garden (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5196193#msg5196193)
   rockmygypsysoul - The Rebirth of Blossoms (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5187624#msg5187624)
   tiamatfire - Spring dress (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5193955#msg5193955)

Ravenclaw:
   BadWolf314 - Garden Bed (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5201028#msg5201028)
   jellybean89 - Spiral Baby Blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5202073#msg5202073)
   Magpirate - Green Doodle Tree Embroidery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5199949#msg5199949)
   noodle-bug - A Tech of Hexies (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5175567#msg5175567)
   pottermouth - Birthday Bear (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5185127#msg5185127)
   vincentvanbuck - Easter needle-felted ATC (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5175700#msg5175700)

Hufflepuff:
   midkiffsjoy - Parakeet Nestbox (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5200081#msg5200081)
   Moonflame - Hope Rising (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5181643#msg5181643)
   Nicajeanie - Cheers (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5201892#msg5201892)

Slytherin:
   Ant Bee - Little Amelia Aviator Hat (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5175514#msg5175514)
   calliemae - Baby Cardigan in shades of green (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5175528#msg5175528)
   ErinAquaheart - Baby Boy Square Baby Blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5173454#msg5173454)
   Naantje - Wire wrapped tree of life (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5191804#msg5191804)


Proposed OWLS
   ttsaria- PM Proposal
   FiberAlchemist- Dovetail Shawl
   Natasjadreams- A set of rune stones
   Moonflame- Double Knitted Loki Doki

Completed OWLS:

Proposed NEWTS:
   pinkleo- 2 Hogwarts Stockings
   tiamatfire- Classic Pooh Birth Sampler
   indigo_roses- Deciphering Cables
   PenguinSoup- Portulaca

Completed NEWTS:


Title: Divination Classroom
Post by: coulsenl on February 26, 2014 02:58:24 PM
Welcome to Divination


Completed Classes
Slytherin
ErinAquaheart: Dawn and Day washcloths

Gryffindor
pinkleo: nut scarves

Ravenclaw
Noodle-bug: Zebra balloon postcard
Audania: Blue dinosaur tales

Hufflepuff


Completed OWLshi

Completed NEWTs

APRIL EXTRA CREDIT
You spot a particular cloud in the sky, craft something inspired by it.


*anyone that completes the main home and at least one of the extra credit options, will go into a raffle to win 1 of 5 harry potter themed tarot cards, crafted by me!


Title: Arithmancy Classroom
Post by: coulsenl on February 26, 2014 03:03:00 PM
ARITHMANCY CLASSROOM

Completed Classes

Slytherin
ErinAquaheart -Giraffe
calliemae - pink cardigan
samash90 - smash page

Gryffindor
Whistlefish - rat house

Hufflepuff

Ravenclaw
Pottermouth: French Toast
Audania1 - Green dinosaur tales
vincentvanbuck - ATC

NEWT proposal:
Gaudiknight - #7

Completed NEWTs
Ravenclaw - Noodle-bug Pi Hat


Title: Dungeon 5 - Potions
Post by: FiberAlchemist on February 26, 2014 04:08:50 PM
You are here to learn the subtle science and exact art of potion making, I don't expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the senses ... I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death -- if you aren't as big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach. - Severus Snape

Completed Projects
Gryffindor -
jenleahlynn - Hope ATC Collage (http://tinyurl.com/kkeyme7)
Mamaneedles - Victor's Birthday Doll (http://tinyurl.com/lcfc8rj)
Mistress Jennie - Kolsch Mustard (http://tinyurl.com/kjxtwmo)
rockmygypsysoul - Wisteria Pass (http://tinyurl.com/medhaca)
tiamatfire - Butterfly tutu (http://tinyurl.com/k8s466q)
WhistleFish - Second April Project Life Page (http://tinyurl.com/m9dnlyp)

Ravenclaw -
BadWolf314 - Pi Pie (http://tinyurl.com/plq6og6)
FiberAlchemist - Blue Quillow (http://tinyurl.com/p85dehx)
Magpirate - Blown Glass Ornament (http://tinyurl.com/k2gzvnk)
pottermouth - I think I successfully transformed a pile of wool roving into a zombie sheep (http://tinyurl.com/l2zgxho)
vincentvanbuck - "Reading with Grandma" ATC (http://tinyurl.com/lys4f4j)

Hufflepuff -
midkiffsjoy - Rabbit Grooming Table (http://tinyurl.com/q34oyyn)
Moonflame - Polyjuice Polygon (http://tinyurl.com/msmaxqg)
Nicajeanie - Luau Cake (http://tinyurl.com/k5hacb7)
seeuudee - Book storage (http://tinyurl.com/knk66cr)

Slytherin -
DragonChilde - Forget-me-not ring (http://tinyurl.com/l8zrt7e)
ErinAquaheart - Custom NOT-Converse! (http://tinyurl.com/ohesztq)
TechnicolorAquahearts - Wire Wrapped Crystal Necklaces With Hand Mined Crystals (http://tinyurl.com/pvne7fv)


Proposed OWLS

Completed OWLS
Acadian Driftwood - 4 elements wallet collection (http://tinyurl.com/o8uu6su)

Proposed NEWTS

Completed NEWTS


Title: Re: HPC ~Spring2014~ SETTING UP! Only HPC Staff postings please
Post by: noodle-bug on February 26, 2014 05:05:43 PM

Welcome to Apparition!

Apparition is not offered as an OWL or NEWT subject - but you are welcome to Join the Apparition Club by crafting something inspired our travel destination this term; INDIA
Appirition Club doesn't earn any house points, but you can combine it with another class or challenge if you wish
Appirition Club Members:



~~~~~  ~~~~~  ~~~~~


Welcome To DADA
Defence Against the Dark Arts Classroom. No cursing allowed.
The DADA Classroom is available for any student who wishes to spend time practising.
A specially big three cheers to our current OWL and NEWT students this term, we're really looking forward to see what you guys make:

Proposed OWLS & NEWTS;
Melissaurus' Newt: Mastering the Procrastination - Deflection Spells (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=417363.msg4979499#msg4979499)

feel free to PM professor Noodle-bug if you wish to discuss Exam study options and ideas




Title: Re: HPC ~Spring2014~ SETTING UP! Only HPC Staff postings please
Post by: noodle-bug on February 26, 2014 05:10:11 PM
Our usual Charms & Herbology professor has decided to take a term off this spring , and so Professor Noodle-bug has drafted in an old (really old) family friend to fill in.
Madame Supplťer is the ghost of a Beauxbatons professor - being non-corporeal, she has difficulty using a computer, but you can communicate about any homework and exam questions or inspiration with her via noodle-bug, or by ouija board (en franÁais, s'il vous plaÓt!


Title: Re: HPC ~Spring2014~ SETTING UP! Only HPC Staff postings please
Post by: noodle-bug on February 26, 2014 05:15:09 PM

Had a Craftastrophe? gauge gone wrong, sunken soufflť or twisted thread?
You need
Team Dobby

Dobby leaps in at the last minute and saves the day, providing Gillyweed, a helping hand and a kind word. This is where Team Dobby gets it's inspiration!

Join Team Dobby by showing us how you saved your own craft from disaster by changing your plan to get moving forward again.
For example; did you spill drink on your bridal doll-dress half-way through sewing? That's ok, as long as you re-purposed the fabric to make an awesome aged-look piece instead!

Or

If you can't rethink your craftastrophe, that's ok. It's easy to get downhearted and uninspired when things go wrong. That's one of the reasons the HPC is a wonderful place; there's always someone to help lift your mood and bounce ideas off of!
Post your problem, we'll try to come up with some suggestions... use one of those, or an idea of your own to turn your craft around and share the final results with us!
Both you, and everyone who makes a suggestion to help you out, gets to proudly bear the title; You're a member of Team Dobby

Or
Make some socks!  Grin



Title: Re: HPC ~Spring2014~ SETTING UP! Only HPC Staff postings please
Post by: ErinAquaheart on February 26, 2014 06:38:59 PM
Welcome to Care of Magical Creatures!

I am so excited to welcome you all to the great, magical outdoors. :)



Everyone have their books ready!  Don't forget to stroke the spine before letting off the belts you have all ingeniously roped them all with! ::)

As you know, we are studying the amazing and complicated FWOOPER this semester.  



Before we head to the aviary to face your assigned bird for the semester, I would like to remind you all to practice your silencing charms regularly because we will have to renew the charm on our little friends before the semester is over.

Completed Projects:

Magpirate: For his gorgeous cushion, Well Done!!!
RockMyGypsySoul: For the beautiful Rooster painting, Congratulations!
BadWolf314: For the amazing Ib T-shirt, Wonderful!!
Samash90:  Lovely layers of patterns! Outstanding!
Moonflame: Bright Blue and Black Houndstooth is perfect!!!
AnnoyingBigSister: Pokemon Cuties!  Wonderful!!!
SammyLouise40: Chibi-girl...Absolutelly Adorable
Noodle-bug: That badge! Wow!
Tiamatfire: Rainbow Eggs fit for a Fwooper! Excellent!
Midkiffsjoy: Bright and Colorful Embroidery Floss. Lovely!
AcadianDriftwood: Kraken Stitch Sampler. Brilliant!
MistressJennie: Dreamcatcher.  Fantastic!
Mamaneedles: Great Doll.  Her patterns are too cute!
FiberAlchemist: Magnificent Quillow!
Nicajeanie: Bright Granny Square.  So vibrant!
Whistlefish: First April Project Life...Love it!
Vincentvanbuck: Altered Puzzle Piece.  The Flowers are great!


For those of you endeavoring to complete OWLs or NEWTs please feel free to ask for help!  And toot your own horn!  I will be keeping an eye out for exceptional work  :)  You might even receive a note from me in exchange  for your completed work.  ;)
GOOD LUCK!

Proposed OWLS:
Gryffindor whenindoubtsew: Care of Magical Creatures, Sept. 23, 2012
Hufflepuff patty_o_furniture: CoMC, Aug. 18, 2013
Ravenclaw PenguinSoup: Care of Magical Creatures, Jan. 18, 2013
Hufflepuff  Gaudiknight: CoMC, Mar. 2, 2014 complete


Completed OWLS:
Hufflepuff Gaudiknight: CoMC Dragon Mar. 25, 2014
Magpirate: CoMC Wooden Animal Toys May 2014



Proposed NEWTS:
Hufflepuff patty_o_furniture: CoMC, August 18, 2013
Ravenclaw netchez: CoMC, Sept. 1, 2013


Completed NEWTS:


Now! Let us get our hands dirty and learn how to care for our  FWOOPER.  First thing first. Name your  FWOOPER!

Extra Credit Available this Semester:

Any student that completes the main assignment and ALL the extra credit available during the semester will receive a crafty care package.  It will include an ATC of original art plus a small RANDOM assortment of crafty supplies.  This can include but is not limited to papercrafts, stickers, beads, craft chunks, and/or yarn. It will be a complete surprise.

April Extra Credit:
SILENCING SPELLS READY?!?! As I informed you at the beginning of the semester we would be needing to renew the silencing spells on your Fwoopers in order to continue studying them without going insane.  

EC#1: Please renew your silencing spell on your Fwooper by completing a craft that helps block or silences noise.  Remember we do NOT want to hear the song of the Fwooper at this time!

May Extra Credit:
OH THE INSANITY!!!Well, it seems not all of us have been practicing our silencing spells. So I think this may be a good time to focus on how to treat the addled brain that has been exposed to the Fwooper's song for too long!

EC#2: Focus your crafting energies to create something that gives you or someone else peace, comfort, or relaxation.  Remember that we want to counter the insanity caused by the Fwooper.


Title: Astronomy Tower
Post by: DragonChilde on February 26, 2014 08:18:27 PM
Hello and welcome to Astronomy, this term we will be studying the lovely star cluster known as the Pleiades. It is a pleasure to have you all here and I can't wait to see what crafty magic the Pleiades inspire in you.

Completed Coursework: This term we will be studying the Pleiades, a cluster of stars found near Taurus the bull. According to Greek mythology, the Pleiades were companions Artemis the virgin goddess of the hunt. According to some myths they were placed in the sky as stars by Zeus shortly after their father Atlas was condemned to carry the world and they became deeply saddened. Other versions of the tale state that they were turned into stars by Zeus to allow them to escape from Orion. Your job this term is to either take something negative (either negative emotions or objects that you are not particularly fond of) and turn it into something positive/beautiful or to make something with seven parts. You may also, if you so wish, do some research of your own and make something that relates to another myth about the Pleiades.

Gryffindor
WistleFish~ Easy Crochet Ribbed Scarf (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5176774#msg5176774)
rockmygpsysoul ~ Mums (for Haleigh) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5187624#msg5187624)

Ravenclaw
Audania1~ Blackberry Jam (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5175060#msg5175060)
noodle-bug ~ Learning to Draw (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5175567#msg5175567)
vincentvanbuck ~ Male Torso Figure Study ATC (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5175700#msg5175700)
Magpirate ~ Phone Time Doodles (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5188998#msg5188998)
Pottermouth ~ Mini Circus Art Cards (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5190181#msg5190181)

Slytherin
samash90 ~ Pleiades (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5178155#msg5178155)
DragonChilde ~ Persephone's Dark Days (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5178818#msg5178818)
ErinAquaheart ~ Baby Everett's Baby Blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5184181#msg5184181)
TechnicolorAquahearts ~ Paint Yo Shoes!!! A Field Trip Assignment. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5181553#msg5181553)
calliemae ~ Last Minute Blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5183038#msg5183038)

Advanced Studies *Note that only advanced study projects completed during the current term will be displayed under the completed OWL and NEWT headers*
Proposed OWLs: Option 1-Craft a star chart.  Option 2-Interpret the solar system into a craft.  Option 3-It is believed that we can only see 5% of the universe, the rest is made up of Dark Matter and Dark Energy which is invisible to us. Create something where at first glance you can only see a small portion, but when you look closer you can find the rest of the details.

Slytherin
lighthighlisa teaandcraft ~ Sept 3, 2012 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=413509.msg4889522#msg4889522)

Completed OWLs

Proposed NEWTs: Students should demonstrate knowledge of the celestial heavens.
Gryffindor
MamanTattoo ~ Proposed: April 7, 2014 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5181956#msg5181956)

Completed NEWTs
Slytherin
ErinAquaheart ~ Proposed: March 1, 2013 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=420911.msg4991347#msg4991347) Completed: March 27, 2014 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5177405#msg5177405)


Title: Re: HPC ~Spring2014~ SETTING UP! Only HPC Staff postings please
Post by: Mamaneedles on February 27, 2014 03:51:34 AM
Quidditch Pitch!!

image from google

For this semester I've changed the concept a bit. I'll invite you to recycle, reuse, repurpose, rearrange, and be resourceful!

The points you make will be for your house. The points you take away you must choose one of the other 3 Houses.

You can score a goal (10 pts) by crafting with a thrifted object.
Ex : my beloved kids pants from sweater sleeves. A pair of yoga pants from a maternity pants. Transform a birdhouse from a yard sale.
You can also score a goal by rearranging a room to make it more functional.
By opting to by to buy used instead of new (a couch, a coat!) and put your personal touch to it.

You can hit with a bludger (take away 10 pits from another House) by using your stash.
Use all that yarn your great aunt gave you. And that fabric you bought *cough* 4 years ago.
By re-purposing a piece of furniture.
By doing something with all those toilet paper rolls.

For this semester, you'll only be able to catch a snitch once (150pts), with a Quidditch related project.  

Gryffindor: -90
Hufflepuff: -30
Ravenclaw: -50
Slytherin: -70

blupaisan hits gryffindor (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5173044#msg5173044)
AD hits S (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5173084#msg5173084)
sammylouise hits R (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5173375#msg5173375)
Erin scores for S (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5173454#msg5173454)
Midskiffjoy scores for G (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5174091#msg5174091)
Antbee hits someone but we don't know who! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5174510#msg5174510)
AD goal for H and hits G (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5177077#msg5177077)
samash90 hits 3 houses (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5178155#msg5178155)
Inselaeffchen hits G (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5178403#msg5178403)
Moonflame hits the 3 houses (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5180099#msg5180099)
Moonflame hits S (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5180209#msg5180209)
coulsini hits G (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5181189#msg5181189)
Erin hits G and H (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5181540#msg5181540)
Moonflame hits Gryff twice and once each other houses (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5181643#msg5181643)
Maman Tattoo hits the 3 other houses once (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5181956#msg5181956)
Gaudiknight hits S (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5182454#msg5182454)
Moonflame hits S and G and scores for H (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5182808#msg5182808)
Calliemae hits G and H (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5183038#msg5183038)
Moonflame hits The snakes (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5183056#msg5183056)
Gaudiknight scores for the Puffs (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5183689#msg5183689)

Any course, owls and newts and house unity are elligible for quidditch points. You can also submit stand-alone Quidditch project. However, Quidditch points does not count as House points.

***************
Flying: In order to better your flying aptitude this semester, you must study a creature that is able to fly on its own, magical or not. See how elegantly a pegasus take its flight, how sturdy is the hippogriff. Look at a bird's or a pixie's wings and create something that depict a flying creature or wings.

ErinAquaheart (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5169849#msg5169849)
pottermouth (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5172246#msg5172246)
seeuudee (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5172954#msg5172954)
Annoyingbigsister (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5174798#msg5174798)
Rockmygypsysoul (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5175346#msg5175346)
Acadian Driftwood (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5177077#msg5177077)
gaudiknight (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5177151#msg5177151)


Title: Re: HPC ~Spring2014~ SETTING UP! Only HPC Staff postings please
Post by: Moonflame on February 27, 2014 05:49:37 AM
WELCOME TO THE HUFFLEPUFF BASEMENT!!




It's been such a long, cold winter that even this dalek was longing for warmth and cosiness.  In a strange twist, the sorting hat picked up on this, and he was consequently sorted into our house!

Don't be alarmed by his mutterings of "EXTERMINKNIT."  I believe he's just befuddled by the pattern.



Welcome to Gaudiknight and Sammylouise40, our new Hufflepuffs!!!!  

It's party time once again in our lovely common room!  All are welcome, regardless of house.  But if you're here to shush us, remember what happened to Loki when he tried last semester.  ;D


 Please beware of dorkily dancing Doctors!



Captain Jack invites you to simultaneously dance and warm your bum by the fire.




Completed Classes

HOUSE PRIDE: BringMeKnitting8 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.410;#axzz327TeOvfE)

Alchemy: Nicajeanie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.50#axzz2uuN13Tpe), Gaudiknight (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.100#axzz2vyQslNC1), Moonflame (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.290#axzz2y7E8dU3n), Gaudiknight (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.340;#axzz2zRfImt51)

Apparition: Nicajeanie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.480#axzz33RduRNkB)

Arithmancy: Moonflame (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.290#axzz2y7E8dU3n), BringMeKnitting8 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.410;#axzz327TeOvfE), Midkiffsjoy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.450#axzz32pX16Fis)

Astronomy: Moonflame (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.290#axzz2y7E8dU3n), Nicajeanie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.480#axzz33RduRNkB)

Care of Magical Creatures: Moonflame (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.250;#axzz2xeuPkUs2), AnnoyingBigSister (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.260#axzz2xeuPkUs2), Midkiffsjoy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.370#axzz30IHVrcmG), Acadian Driftwood (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.390#axzz31V7seO5E), Nicajeanie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.480#axzz33RduRNkB)

Charms: Acadian Driftwood (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.230#axzz2xdY0r1EZ), Moonflame (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.270#axzz2xkvssGpa), Midkiffsjoy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.410;#axzz327TeOvfE), Nicajeanie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.480#axzz33RduRNkB)

Defence Against the Dark Arts: Bringmeknitting8 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.300#axzz2yLdcz0Xz), Midkiffsjoy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.440#axzz32mbUfhL3)

Divination: Moonflame (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.330#axzz2yPW0hQnV), SammyLouise40 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.360#axzz30IHVrcmG), SammyLouise40 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.360#axzz30IHVrcmG), BringMeKnitting8 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.410;#axzz327TeOvfE), Midkiffsjoy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.410;#axzz327TeOvfE), Gaudiknight (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.470#axzz33Raw3oCT)

Flying: Seeuudee (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.120;#axzz2vykmK3xH), AnnoyingBigSister (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.180#axzz2wtSHDG8b), Acadian Driftwood (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.230#axzz2xdY0r1EZ), Gaudiknight (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.230#axzz2xdY0r1EZ), Moonflame (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.360#axzz2zRuBtWua)

Herbology: Sammylouise40 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.140#axzz2wGcNaAxo), Bringmeknitting8 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.300#axzz2yLdcz0Xz), Moonflame (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5182808#msg5182808)

History of Magic: Gaudiknight (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.100#axzz2vyQslNC1), Moonflame (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.270#axzz2xkvssGpa), Midkiffsjoy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.410;#axzz327TeOvfE), Seeuudee (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.440#axzz32mbUfhL3)

Muggle Studies: Acadian Driftwood (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.110#axzz2vyQLOPZi), Gaudiknight (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.210#axzz2wtOWaMJ1), Bringmeknitting8 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.300#axzz2yLdcz0Xz), Midkiffsjoy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.370#axzz30IHVrcmG)

Potions: Moonflame (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.270#axzz2xkvssGpa), Midkiffsjoy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.440#axzz32mbUfhL3), Nicajeanie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.480#axzz33RduRNkB)

Study of Ancient Runes: Moonflame (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.290#axzz2y7E8dU3n), Midkiffsjoy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.450#axzz32pX16Fis), Nicajeanie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.480#axzz33RduRNkB)

Transfiguration: Acadian Driftwood (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.50#axzz2uuN13Tpe), Moonflame (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.360#axzz2zRuBtWua)

Bertie Bott's

Sugared Violet: Gaudiknight (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.90#axzz2vIolUngz), Sammylouise40 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.100#axzz2vyQslNC1), BringMeKnitting8 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.190#axzz2wtRdtOJH), Blupaisan (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.190#axzz2wtRdtOJH), AnnoyingBigSister (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.170#axzz2wtSHDG8b), Midkiffsjoy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.160#axzz2wtSHDG8b)

Envelope Glue: Gaudiknight (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.280#axzz2y7E8dU3n), Sammylouise40 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.290#axzz2yLdcz0Xz), AnnoyingBigSister (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.340;#axzz2zRfImt51)

Detention in the Dungeons

March: Gaudiknight (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.90#axzz2vyRSjwH5), Moonflame (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.120#axzz2vySOCwD8), Blupaisan (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.120;#axzz2vykmK3xH), Midkiffsjoy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.410;#axzz327TeOvfE)

April: Moonflame (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5182808#msg5182808), SammyLouise40 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.380#axzz30IHVrcmG)

May: Midkiffsjoy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.410;#axzz327TeOvfE), Acadian Driftwood (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.480#axzz33RduRNkB)

 Quidditch

Blupaisan sends a Bludger against Gryffindor! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.130#axzz2vykmK3xH)

Acadian Driftwood sends a Bludger against Slytherin! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.130#axzz2vykmK3xH)

Sammylouise40sends a bludger against Ravenclaw! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.140#axzz2wtSHDG8b)

Acadian Driftwood sends a bludger against Gryffindor! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.230#axzz2xdiiG09f)

Acadian Driftwood scores a GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.230#axzz2xdiiG09f)

Moonflame sends a bludger against Gryffindor! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.270#axzz2xkvssGpa)

Moonflame sends 2 bludgers against Slytherin! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.270#axzz2xkvssGpa)

Moonflame sends a bludger against Ravenclaw! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.270#axzz2xkvssGpa)

Moonflame sends a bludger against Slytherin! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.290#axzz2y7E8dU3n)

Moonflame sends a bludger against Ravenclaw! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.290#axzz2y7E8dU3n)

Moonflame sends 2 bludgers against Gryffindor! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.290#axzz2y7E8dU3n)

Moonflame sends a bludger against Slytherin! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.330#axzz2yPeBp9O5)

Gaudiknight scores a GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.330#axzz2yPeBp9O5)

Gaudiknight sends a bludger against Ravenclaw! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.340;#axzz2zRfImt51)

Moonflame sends a bludger against Gryffindor! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.360#axzz2zRuBtWua)

Midkiffsjoy scores a GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.370#axzz30IHVrcmG)

SammyLouise40 sends a bludger against Slytherin! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.380#axzz30IHVrcmG)

Midkiffsjoy scores FIVE GOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLS!!!!! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.410;#axzz327TeOvfE)

Acadian Driftwood sends a bludger to Ravenclaw! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.440#axzz32mbUfhL3)

Midkiffsjoy scores 2 GOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLS!!!! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.440#axzz32mbUfhL3)

Midkiffsjoy scores 2 GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLS!!!! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.450#axzz32pX16Fis)

Gaudiknight sends a bludger to Ravenclaw! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.470#axzz33Raw3oCT)

Gaudiknight sends a bludger to Slytherin! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.470#axzz33Raw3oCT)

Acadian Driftwood sends a bludger to Ravenclaw! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.480#axzz33RduRNkB)

Nicajeanie sends a bludger to Slytherin! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.480#axzz33RduRNkB)

Nicajeanie sends a bludger to Ravenclaw! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.480#axzz33RduRNkB)



O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s

Gaudiknight - CoMC (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.220#axzz2x5E4g9H1)

Acadian Driftwood - Potions (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.130#axzz2vykmK3xH)

Dumbledore's Army

Mastering the Patronus: Acadian Driftwood (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.230#axzz2xdY0r1EZ), Moonflame (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.270#axzz2xkvssGpa), Nicajeanie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.310#axzz2yLdcz0Xz)

Fear of a Name Catch Up: Gaudiknight (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.310#axzz2yLdcz0Xz)

Drink in the Hog's Head Catch Up: Gaudiknight (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.370#axzz30IHVrcmG)

Department of Mysteries: Acadian Driftwood (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.440#axzz32mbUfhL3), Nicajeanie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.480#axzz33RduRNkB)

Sign the Parchment  Gaudiknight (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.470#axzz33Raw3oCT)




Title: ~*Welcome to Hogwarts! Spring is now OPEN!*~~
Post by: pinkleo on February 28, 2014 09:26:36 PM
~*Welcome students new and old to Hogwarts' Spring Semester*~ 

   A certain excitement fills the air at the beginning of a new semester.  And lucky for us, our crafty magic can now begin since our new class assignments have been posted (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165715#msg5165715).  Further, keep an eye out for how you will serve your Detention in the Dungeons (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165755#msg5165755).   Also, make sure to check out our Advanced Studies Exam Room (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165735#msg5165735); we are here to encourage you while you tackle the larger projects of OWLs and NEWTs.

    Also, keep an eye out for random challenges that need your crafty magical skills.  We are continuing our recruitment to Dumbledore's Army (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165748#msg5165748), and Deputy Headmistress Mistress Jennie shall continue her amazing Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Bean Challenge (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165751#msg5165751) for the Spring.  Further, look forward a few fun challenges.  Owls will be sent when they arrive.

    Moreover, this is a very special semester because we have our first ever Bachelor-First Years aka B1s!  This is the step beyond the traditional 7 years of study at Hogwarts.  Not only can B1s continue their studies in our various courses, but they now can start thinking about their future careers in the wizarding world.  That's right B1s, it's time to choose what you want to be when you grow up.  Please head to Wizard & Witch Career Placement Agency (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165744#msg5165744) for further instructions.

   There is a lot that goes on here at Hogwarts, especially during the first few weeks of the semester.  Please be mindful of the moving staircases and staff spells as we prepare for our new term.  To ease your way around the castle, you can find portkeys in the first post, first page (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165707#msg5165707).  If you have any questions, do not hesitate in sending an owl (either through a PM aka Personal Message to your headmistresses pinkleo and Mistress Jennie or posting in this thread, our students are very helpful). 

Final note, please remember that you do not have to take on all the classes and challenges. It is craftsmanship that shows who we truly are, far more than how many projects we turn in. 

I can't wait to see your skills in crafty magic.  We are going to have a spectacular Spring! ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on March 01, 2014 05:18:52 PM
Dude, the h-puffles have a knitting Dalek? JEALOUS!

but, in true Ravenclaw stylee... I'm whipping in to submit the first project of the term!

Class: Divination
House: Ravenclaw - GO EAGLES!
Project:
My cousin asked me today to send a postcard to her boyf for his birthday - he collects them, so she want them from everyone... but she's left it a bit last for postage so we were all on the rush :)
letting out a sigh of exasperation (last minute is always the way in my family, it can be frustrating!) and throwing my head back, I took inspiration form what I saw in the sky, and decided to embroider a pre-existing postcard with a floating birthday balloon! Since the postcard I found had a lot of sky that seemed good, and that postcard had a zebra balloon with the legend 'zebra in seville'.... which somehow made me think of a zebra in seville orange... so I stitched him up to hold the balloon. I backed the postcard with some paper, double-side taped on to hide the back of my stitches and give me somewhere to write. I hope he likes it :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: midkiffsjoy on March 01, 2014 06:41:05 PM
Oh I LOVE B1s!!!!!  Im going to try to be more involved this semester.  We're camped out on Netchez's ranch rebuilding so most of my projects will probably be farm related. 

:D  That's a COOL card Noodle-bug!!!  I hope he likes it!!!  *Perfect* stitches. :) 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pottermouth on March 01, 2014 07:39:04 PM
Go noodle-bug! That zebra's face looks like he is ready to party.

Looks like another fun filled semester in the best school ever, and now I get to contemplate a future career! Of course, I've planned ages ago what my career would be, being a Ravenclaw and all, and will ardently work toward my goal. Say that in Hermione's voice and it sounds funnier.  :D

Happy Spring Semester everyone!


Title: ~*Divination Badge Revealed*~
Post by: pinkleo on March 01, 2014 07:48:14 PM
~*Congratulations noodle-bug*~
~*You are the first to earn the Divination Badge*~



~*Class Badge created by Badge Baroness coulsel*~

To claim your badge, right click and save to your computer.  Then, you can do whatever you wish with it.  Ideas on how to show-off your badges: use it as an avatar, put it in your profile under Brief Bio, or create a pinterest board for all your badges. 

*Once revealed, a class badge can be found in the Badge Station (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165738#msg5165738).*



Title: ~*Starting Spring with SPEW*~
Post by: pinkleo on March 01, 2014 07:56:21 PM
~*Happy Spring Everyone*~
I can't wait to decide on a career path. 8)

SPEW: Afghans for Pine Ridge
House: ROAR Gryffindor!
Project Name: Sunberry PRR Square
Brief Description: I wanted to start Spring with SPEW work! ;D  Here's a 12" square that I hooked up for Afghans for Pine Ridge.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: midkiffsjoy on March 01, 2014 08:40:25 PM
Me  (reading classes*reads Muggle Studies)- AWWWW MAN!!!!!  I *just* cleaned out the wash house!!!  I bagged *5* contractor bags of feed sacks.  I *hosed down* the walls.  *flops around on the floor like a toddler) That would have been *perfect*!!!!  aurgh....  sigh.  Aw well.  *wicked smile* I can do the MILKING STAGE in the back barn!!!!  Yeah Buddy!!!  I've got to replace FLOOR JOISTS for THAT project!!!!  :D   Or I could do the Big Barn!!!  I've got to box blade the floor for that one.  *rubs hands together conspiratorially* 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Audania1 on March 01, 2014 09:39:05 PM
NEWT subject proposal: Arithmancy
House: Ravenclaw
Title: A Frozen Spectacular!
Description: I am in the Frozen swap and it requires a large medium and small items. For the large, I am going to make her 8 year old an Elsa costume that she could also use for special occasions or church as well as a costume for fun. I am going to make it with removable mesh sleeves and a removable cloak/cape. I am also going to crochet her daughter a pair of mittens like Anna wears when she is in her Winter outfit. I will be using the Afghan stitch because there is also embroidery on the back of each. Elsa has snowflakes in her hair and I am going to make barrettes and bobby pins for her daughter. If I do end up having extra time, I am going to make another pair of mittens for my partner herself. This will take me at least 5 weeks to complete as I am having to mash up several patterns together and adjust sizing on certain pieces. I have placed this under Arithmancy because I will have to do mega amounts of geometry on resizing and meshing the pieces together. As well, I will have to do math for the mittens in the pattern itself as well as the cross stitching on the back.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Naantje on March 02, 2014 03:14:50 AM
Ooh, I'm excited for the carreer paths! I'm not entirely sure I get how it will work yet, but it really sounds like a cool add-on :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pinkleo on March 02, 2014 08:56:44 AM
Ooh, I'm excited for the carreer paths! I'm not entirely sure I get how it will work yet, but it really sounds like a cool add-on :)
You can ponder away...no rush.  After the beginning of term settles, we will have an informative post about it. :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on March 02, 2014 09:56:59 AM
I totally know what career path I want to start on next term :D


Title: ~*House Pride & House Unity Badges Revealed*~
Post by: pinkleo on March 02, 2014 01:57:23 PM
I'm happy to unveil our House Pride & House Unity Badges for Spring...

~*House Pride Flowers*~
House Pride would be projects representing your house. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165715#msg5165715)






and

~*House Unity*~
House Unity would be projects representing a house other than your own or any combination of houses. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165715#msg5165715)




To claim your badge, right click and save to your computer.  Then, you can do whatever you wish with it.  Ideas on how to show-off your badges: use it as an avatar, put it in your profile under Brief Bio, or create a pinterest board for all your badges.  You can find them in our Badge Station (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165738#msg5165738).*



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on March 02, 2014 02:23:17 PM
noodle-bug The postcard is adorable! The zebra is so cute!
pinkleo I love the bright and cheerful colors! And the house badges are absolutely stunning! I love them!

And now to finally submit my finished OWL.

OWL Subject & Option: Alchemy: Option 2
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Lego Quilt
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431918.0#axzz2uoyzjUu5
Brief Description: I finally finished my OWL! It look a lot longer than I had anticipated but itís done.
Project Picture:


Now for my next to big projects to work on!

OWL Subject & Option: Potions: Option 1
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Portal Companion Cube Bean Bag Chair
Brief Description: Our movie room is sort of our nerd zone. Itís covered in nerdy posters and it has all of our nerdy movies and video games. Sadly it only has a single loveseat couchÖ so when we have anyone, we canít fit and watch a movie together without some poor souls chilling on the floor. So what Iím planning to do is to blow up the pattern I used for the fuzzy companion cube dice and make a giant 3.5 foot bean bag chair. The plan is to have a simple inner bag that will hold all the beans and zip close and then an outer bag that will have all the design and velcro close. That way it should be easy to clean if need be. The outer bag will consist of three different colors of fabric a dark grey, a light grey and pink.
Week 1: Blow up the patterns and cut out my fabric.
Week 2: Sew. This is going to end up being a lot of hand stitching.
Week 3+: More sewing and filling it with bean stuff.

NEWT Subject: Alchemy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Side Tables
Brief Description: The Chinese believe that the five basic elements are Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. Iíve chosen to extensively research the element of wood and transmute some of it into something useful. My brother is getting married and for his wedding present Iíve decided to try and make him some side tables. Iíve only done smaller wood projects so this will be quite a leap. Iíll also have to design my own pattern as well.
Week 1: Design Pattern and buy lumber.
Week 2: Carefully cut out pieces and start piecing things together.
Week 3: Work on gluing and jointing pieces together. Start sanding.
Week 4: Finish the sanding process and oil/wax and put the finishing hardware on.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Moonflame on March 02, 2014 02:47:52 PM
Noodle-bug  Awesome postcard!  And you are so very Ravenclaw to get that first assignment in. :D  I love it!

Pinkleo  I continue to be amazed by your awesome squares!  I love how the pattern shows off the contrasting yarn.  So COOL!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: gaudiknight on March 02, 2014 03:53:12 PM
Badwolf314 Congrats on finishing your OWL!  It look really warm and cozy.

Very excited to start the new semester.  Just to confuse things, I will be a Hufflepuff this time around instead of Ravenclaw.  I've always waffled between the two houses - I like learning things, but more so I can flail excitedly about useless information than for any practical academic applications.

And now for something completely different - An OWL Proposal!

OWL Subject & Option: Care of Magical Creatures - Dragons
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Accomplishment Quilt
Brief Description:  Chinese Dragons are frequently identified with water and wisdom.  I have a friend who will be (hopefully) completing her PhD in March, and I wanted to commemorate her valiant defense by making her a lap-quilt that incorporates her favorite colors (blue and green) and her favorite animal (dragons).  I will be using a disappearing nine-patch pattern, which I have made before, but with the added challenge of a tight time constraint (we're throwing her a party on the 21st - so there can be no procraftination) and I really want to improve my machine quilting skills this time around.
Timeline:
Week 1 - Iron fabric, cut squares, assemble (and then disassemble) nine-patches. 
Week 2 - arrange and sew quilt top.  Piece Backing.  Baste. 
Week 3 - Mark out quilting (something new and different for me). QUILT ALL THE LINES! Sew binding.

I proposed a few days ago in a PM to the Headmistresses, and having heard no objections, I've started plowing forward.  I got all the fabric for the squares cut this afternoon.  Now on to the sewing!

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12891208203/)
061 Cut (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12891208203/) by AluminumDryad (http://www.flickr.com/people/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 02, 2014 05:47:29 PM
Welcome to Hufflepuff, gaudiknight! I wonder if anyone ever switched houses at Hogwarts? Maybe a kid felt like they changed a lot over the summer, and asked to be re-sorted? That would be exciting to read about!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Ant Bee on March 02, 2014 07:46:08 PM
We're off to a great start!
Postcards, SPEW squares and Lego- Oh my!

Today being Sunday, the traditional S.P.E.W. day around here, I thought I'd take a moment to share--


*Peeves flies in and takes over singing mockingly* 

"Oh Icky poo! You're all joining Spew!
What nice little doobies, that's all good for you.
You think you're so grand, caring crafts in your hands
Touting good deeds all over the land.
Well, I know the truthses, it's all just excuses-
These crafts are stash-busters! They're pile reducers!
You think you're so smart?
That you craft from the heart?
Well, know what I think about that? Smell my-

PEEVES!!
 



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Moonflame on March 02, 2014 08:06:27 PM
LOL!  That Peeves! **shakes head**


BadWolf315  AWESOME Lego blanket!  I must have missed it while I was posting. 

Gaudiknight WELCOME to Hufflepuff!  We're thrilled to have you! :)



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on March 03, 2014 05:15:40 AM
You guys make me laugh so much :D

Great colours on that lego quilt!

A short update on my ongoing OWL; it's due tomorrow, but I an extending it to include a couple of extra hoods I've be asked to make so I guess I'll need an extra week or so :) also, my mum got the age wrong of one of the kids, he's more of a young teen, so I will be making his hood in teen size not child.

ok... a few days late, but that allowed me to take my time finishing up and do the best I could
Completed NEWT
Exam: Arithmancy
House: ravenclaw
Project: Klein bottle hat, with Pi Stripes

The whole hat is a giant klein bottle - meaning it only has one surface. It's basically two layers of dk stocking stitch, with the little tubey bit in rib to hide where the inside becomes the outside.

it's stripes are the numbers of Pi - so, 3 green, 1 purple, 4 green, etc to make 3.14....
green and purple to match my friends coat - with the decimal point (on the brim) in cream; by coincidence those are the colours of the women's suffragette movement here in the UK, which I kinda love too.
the bit where it joins back up again... so, just before the first three of 3.14... sits just inside the brim. There, I added a couple of rows of cream again to represent ellipsis to show that the Pi numbers go on and on. and then I did it up by grafting it (I'd done a special type of cast on, which I can't remember the name of, where I could rip off the cast on to reveal a row of live stitches beneath, for grafting)

It's not perfect - but it's a lot better than the last hat I made with dk wool :) I'm happy with it, and I think my friend will like it. I'll share a photo of her posing in it when I get one


NEWT Proposal
Subject: herbology
House: ravenclaw
Project:
One of the guys at work makes me coffee everyday. Everyday. Even when he's not having one himself. How sweet is that? He's leaving when his cast changes in a month, so I wanted to make him a thankyou / goodbye gift - I thought a coffee pot would be ideal. I will make it from stuffed fabric patches, embroidered (a kin to my birdhouse - except not Tm patches, these will be smaller so I don't want them to have the visible hem borders). I'll use skills from english paper piecing to make the pillows.
The whole thing will be a celebration of that most life-affirming plant; the coffee tree (yes, tree - i checked; wikipedia says tree or shrub). I will also be using embroidery patterns inspired by a number of different plants. including some designs based on hemp leaves and petalled flowers.
I will also primarily be using cotton fabric, from the cotton plant of course - I will be using left over bits and scraps, which means that I am saving more cotton plants form being picked by making sure I don't waste what I already have
I want to leave it in his dressing room during his last show, so I need to have it finished by then!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: coulsenl on March 03, 2014 01:41:29 PM
Yay for a new semester!

Noodle-bug - that is an awesome postcard, I love the orange zebra! I also love the stripes on the pi hat.
Pinkleo - your afghan square is very pretty!
Audriana1 - your NEWT sounds awesome, I'm excited to see the Elsa costume.
Badwolf314 - your lego quilt is awesome, I can't wait to see your bean bag chair.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Inselaeffchen on March 03, 2014 02:52:46 PM
Noodle-bug: Love your Zebra card - great idea to stitch onto paper (haven't even thought of that for cards - done it only when scrapbooking). The Klein Bottle Hat looks FAB! And your NEWT Proposal sounds just right - how nice of that guy to make your coffee every day!

pinkleo: I just LOVE those bouncy ball pattern squares! They just make me happy looking at them! Can only imagine how great a quilt will look made of them!

BadWolf314: Again, just LOVE your Lego Quilt! Can hear hubby asking for one!! :) And your OWL and NEWT proposals sound great!!

gaudiknight: I love the colours you selected for your OWL. Great blues!!


Ok... keeping up-to-date with comments - CHECK
Pinterest up-to-date (http://www.pinterest.com/inselaeffchen/hpc-spring-2014/) - CHECK

Crafting... ummm ... errr.... *disappears to get back into the Slytherin common room to actually read the Class Assignments*


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 03, 2014 03:02:36 PM
noodle-bug, I love your hat! It looks nice and cozy.

Here's my first project of the term:

Class: Transfiguration
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Turquoise songbird purse
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431958.0
Brief Description: This is one of my favorite spells - bright blue light, and flock of birds? I'm all over that!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: coulsenl on March 03, 2014 03:14:11 PM
Pretty purse!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on March 03, 2014 03:37:05 PM
cute bag :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Nicajeanie on March 03, 2014 06:44:55 PM
Class: Alchemy
SPEW: Suber-Marshall Memorial United Methodist Church
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Phoenix Square
Brief Description: Red and gold grannie square to be used in another prayer shawl to bring renewed hope.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: margaron on March 03, 2014 09:03:31 PM
OWL Subject & Option(if available): Transfiguration, Option 1
House: Slytherin
Project Name: The 60 Hour Snuggy
Brief Description: Named such, as I attempted to make one before and to satisfy curiosity timed every time I actually sat down to work on it over the two months I did. The crocheted snuggy will take a large amount of yarn (approximately 3000 meters) aka. about 4 1/2 of those giant balls you find at wal-mart. I will be using a pattern I made and used once before and it will be crocheted. The final product will be 79.5 inches long and about 50 inches wide. Thus my expected breakdown is about 20 inches a week over 4 weeks. This project does have a deadline on it for someone's upcoming birthday, this should give me double the motivation!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: DragonChilde on March 03, 2014 09:24:02 PM
Welcome to Slytherin house margaron! I am your head of house this term, though as you can see our common room is under a bit of construction at present. I can't wait to see your completed OWL.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: coulsenl on March 03, 2014 10:24:53 PM
Class: Charms
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Twitterpated Art Piece
My twitterpated piece uses felt, buttons, and flowers, and lots of sewing. The sewn pieces don't show up too well in the pictures.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Magpirate on March 03, 2014 10:43:30 PM
Hooray for Spring Semester!

noodle-bug, that zebra is super cute.  :)  And the Klein bottle hat turned out really well!

pinkleo, gorgeous crochet work as always!

Wow Badwolf314, congrats on finishing the Lego quilt!  It looks fantastic.  :o

Acadian Driftwood, that purse is adorable.  I love the fabric.

Nicajeanie, nice work on the grannie square!

coulsenl, that art piece is really cute.  :)


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Care of Magical Creatures class
SPEW: N/A
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Rainbow Patchwork Cushion
Project Page Link: Yay! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431978.0)
Brief Description:  This vividly-colored cushion I made for my sewing stool contains fourteen different colors of fabric squares arranged in a rainbow bulls-eye pattern.  I have done very little patchwork in my life so this is far from perfect, but I love it to bits anyway.  :D
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on March 04, 2014 12:07:52 AM
Awesome cushion  ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Moonflame on March 04, 2014 05:26:13 AM
Noodle-bug Your hat is geekalicious! :)

Acadian Driftwood  I LOVE that bag!  The fabric is lovely and the pattern is so cool!  Awesome!

Nicajeanie Beautiful square!  It looks soft, too. :)

Coulsenl  Your art piece is so happy! I really like that cherry-blosom branch. :)

Magpirate  Wow!  That cushion is amazing!  :o


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: coulsenl on March 04, 2014 08:02:41 AM
Love the cushion!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Ant Bee on March 04, 2014 08:17:22 AM
I love how everyone is using such bright and cheery colors- it all looks great!

Here's my first (non brightly colored, but pretty cute model!) project for the semester...

Class: DADA
Spew: N/A
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Good Knight, or Sir Cadogan's Squire
Link: Purchased pattern from A Ravelry member. Will look up the contact info and add it in later.
Description: Friends had a new baby on Valentine's day and this is the little hat I worked up for them in Crochet. It is modeled on the newest squire for your baby-fix enjoyment. :) So cute, that wee boy!
Picture:





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on March 04, 2014 08:43:12 AM
I'm *so* excited to see everyone's OWLs and NEWTs!!

Acadian - I am in LOVE with your purse!  And when you consider that I don't even use a purse, it's that much more impressive  :D

I, too, am feeling ambitious this semester and thus have two NEWTs to propose (and am still toiling away on last semester's OWL):

~*NEWT PROPOSAL 1*~
NEWT Subject:  Muggle Studies
House:  Gryffindor!
Project Name:  A Study of the Dehumanization and Re-Empowerment of the Human Female Form
Brief Description:

As someone who (attempts to) tries to recognize privilege and discrimination in its many forms, Muggle and magic alike, I have been of late considering thin privilege.  One of the more interesting microaggressions we don't always think about is how whenever the news is discussing obesity, it regularly blocks off the heads and/or faces of the people it's discussing or using as an example.  While I understand that for many that may save them some embarrassment, I also think it contributes to the current dehumanization of fat people.  We tend to look at and talk about fat as the enemy and the term fat always has a negative connotation when discussing people so it becomes easier to stop thinking of a fat person as a person and just considering them 'fat' - as though that somehow gives a complete description of who they are.  

So my intention is to complete a series of 15 oil pastel paintings and/or soft pastel drawings of heavy, plus-sized, fat, or whatever you like to call them, women.  There will be no faces or heads, in keeping with the Muggle passive-aggressive method of dehumanization, but with a healthy appreciation that human bodies - including larger ones - are still beautiful.  I want to empower Muggles to say, in essence, "Remove my face, remove my head, strip away my personhood and as it turns out, I'm still quite lovely."


~*NEWT PROPOSAL 2*~
NEWT Subject: Transfiguration
House:  Gryffindor!
Project Name:  Looking a Bit Peaky
Brief Description: I have been playing around with a painting technique that there is probably a name for but it's essentially a combo pointillism-impasto kind of thing.  It's using oils straight from the bottle onto the canvas for a slightly abstract and 3D effect.  I am planning on doing 6 paintings of various sizes and subjects from flowers to animals and so forth.  As transfiguration is all about altering something's appearance or even form, this technique will hopefully still allow for recognition of the object(s) but will be highly altered from their original state (or even their properly painted state  ;))





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on March 04, 2014 02:16:00 PM
I thought it was one newt at a time? They both sound like cool projects though

That knights helmet is so SO cute!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on March 04, 2014 02:23:13 PM
Quite right you are, noodle-bug!  Alas, I withdraw the request for my NEWT #2.  No biggie; I am sure some of the oil paintings I plan to do may be able to be submitted for class work  ;)

So yes, I will soldier on with my existing OWL and my Muggle Studies NEWT.  Please note that my old NEWT is shown  on the first page under proposed NEWTs but I did complete it last semester  ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on March 04, 2014 04:28:03 PM
This semester is certainly off to a great start!  So many OWLs and NEWTs!!!!

BadWolf: I love your OWL and your proposal for the next one! Can't wait!

AcadianDriftwood: Bird Purse!!!! EEEEE!!!! Cute!

Coulsenl: Love the Twitterpated Art!  Adorable and so pretty....I would frame it!

AntBee: ADORABLE! (both hat and baby!) I die of cute!

Magpirate: Your cushion is amazing.  So many bright vivid colors and the patterns!!! Oh you have made your new CoMC professor very happy! And we haven't even gotten to observe the Fwooper's eggs in person yet!  ;D

Gaudiknight: Hufflepuff is most certainly a lucky house with your crafty additions!  :) Your Dragon related OWL proposal will be added to the class board immediately.  Don't forget to keep us up to date by posting updates on Advanced Study Fridays!   ;D




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on March 04, 2014 05:19:01 PM
And now for some of my own student goodness  ;)

Challenge: DA--Help the Room of Requirement *6 of 8
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: A&M Baseball Player
Project Description: One of my aunts has paid me to paint her a watercolor that reflects her son's (my cousin's) college baseball career.  I have never been very sports centered and so have never focused on making any artistic choices with sports in it.  SOOO! I have the challenge of creating a unique baseball themed painting for her that included A&M as one of the teams that I had to depict.  Well this little painting is the trial run before I decide to try to "ruin" an 18"x24" watercolor paper with the final product.  Definitely something that there was a great need for....Practice! :P ;D


Class: DADA
SPEW: Shakespeare Festival Benefit Ball and Art Auction
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Alas, poor Yorick!
Project Description: In the end, this painting is for a whole group of new people in my life!  The Arkansas Shakespeare Festival is just around the corner and this painting is being donated to them so that I can participate in the activities that are happening this spring! I hope this means new and friendly faces that will be gracing my life in the near future.  This is a 12"x 16" watercolor of my DapperApple playing Hamlet.  He holds Yorick's head from the classic scene... see those sketches from last semester are already haunting this semester!  :o :P ;D



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: vincentvanbuck on March 04, 2014 07:06:07 PM
So many great projects already!

rockmygypsysoul -- I really love the idea for your NEWT.  I will definitely be looking forward to enjoying the fruits of your labor over the coming weeks.


Title: ~*Transfiguration Badge Revealed*~
Post by: pinkleo on March 04, 2014 07:15:50 PM
~*Congratulations Acadian Driftwood*~
~*You are the first to earn the Transfiguration Badge*~



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Title: ~*Alchemy Badge Revealed*~
Post by: pinkleo on March 04, 2014 07:17:52 PM
~*Congratulations Nicajeanie*~
~*You are the first to earn the Alchemy Badge*~



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Title: ~*Charms Badge Revealed*~
Post by: pinkleo on March 04, 2014 07:19:02 PM
~*Congratulations coulsenl*~
~*You are the first to earn the Charms Badge*~



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Title: ~*CoMC Badge Revealed*~
Post by: pinkleo on March 04, 2014 07:20:09 PM
~*Congratulations Magpirate*~
~*You are the first to earn the Care of Magical Creatures Badge*~



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Title: ~*DADA Badge Revealed*~
Post by: pinkleo on March 04, 2014 07:21:45 PM
~*Congratulations Ant Bee*~
~*You are the first to earn the Defense Against Dark Arts Badge*~



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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pinkleo on March 04, 2014 07:25:04 PM
What a fantabulous beginning to our Spring term!  Way to Go Crafty Witches! ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pottermouth on March 04, 2014 07:35:12 PM
The beginning of a new term is always so exciting because, like the end of term, everyone is conjuring up so many magical projects. Love that!

Headmistress pinkleo: I knew your first project would be for S.P.E.W.! Keep channeling your inner Hermione; the world needs you!

Audania: THAT will be one impressive NEWT. Can't wait to see the end result!

BadWolf:  :o! Amazing Lego Quilt! And your next O.W.L.? I'm going to steal it.

gaudiknight: You shall be sorely missed in the Ravenclaw Tower, but never feel bad about having waffled between the Houses because waffles are delicious. Good luck on your quilt, it looks lovely!

Ant Bee:  What a gas!  :D (that's punny!) Cute subject for your equally cute helm.

noodle-bug: yay for Team Dobby! Your Pi stripes hat is wonderful...love the colours.

Acadian Driftwood: such a pretty bird purse! I like the birdie on the clasp.

Nicajeanie: your granny square is so shimmery looking!

margaron: giant.crocheted.snuggie. Best thing ever.

cousenl: cute twitterpated piece! I suspect it is for a loved one?

Magpirate: Holy colourful butt pad, Batman! That's gorgeous!

rockmygypsysoul: cannot even tell you how much I want to see your female form study. What a brilliant idea.

ErinAquaheart: DapperApple is just so fantastic. Glad to see more!

Class: Arithmancy  (there are 8 ingredients)
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Super Secret Ingredient French Toast
Brief Description: My assignment began last week when kid2 asked me to show him how to make French toast. This was an odd request, because he's never shown an interest in cooking. Whatever, I'll take the bonding time. Turns out, he presented the recipe to his school, which was having a breakfast food contest, and he won! Tomorrow he gets to prepare his "Secret Ingredient French Toast" for the breakfasting high schoolers and will be on the news. Tonight he prepped for his first public culinary experience by making the recipe for his sisters (even though the grocery was out of the intended bread). Here's my secret recipe sssshhhhhh....it's a secret!

Ingredients: Makes about 10-12 slices

sliced White Mountain bread
5 eggs
splash of orange juice, from zested orange
splash of milk
about 1/4 cup (secret ingredient) International Delight Vanilla Coffee Creamer
zest of 1/2 an orange, or to taste
cinnamon/sugar mixture
whole nutmeg or a pinch of ground nutmeg

Preheat griddle to 350.
Crack eggs a la Alton Brown (NOT on the edge of the dish, but on the counter!) into shallow dish and beat til combined. Add a splash of milk, splash of OJ, and coffee creamer, whisk til uniform in colour. It'll be pale buttery yellow. Add orange rind, and sprinkle cinnamon/sugar mix on top. Grate a bit of nutmeg with a microplane (or sprinkle ground) over mixture. Not too much! Dip slice of white mountain bread into mixture, turn over, then add to hot griddle. Repeat until bread, or mixture, is gone. I usually add more cinnamon/sugar to the mixture after every third bread slice. Also, it is best to lay your bread out the night before or use day old bread. Unless you like floppy French toast, and that's okay too. Here's kid2's toast tonight, using white Italian bread, which I don't recommend because it's just wrong.

NOOOOO!!!! My picture won't upload!!!!! I'll be back in a minute.
 Got it! Kid2 kept slapping me when I attempted to "garnish" his toast. I gotta learn to let them grow up and do things themselves.  :(


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on March 05, 2014 02:04:38 AM
That's supercool for your son, pottermouth - i hope has loads of fun :-)


Title: ~*Arithmancy Badge Revealed*~
Post by: pinkleo on March 05, 2014 06:52:23 AM
~*Congratulations pottermouth*~
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Molly Merula on March 05, 2014 12:40:51 PM
I love Acadian Driftwood's bag! :D

ErinAquaheart, the wood texture is really amazing on those baseball bats!  Do you have a method for that technique?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on March 05, 2014 12:56:10 PM
Class: History of Magic
SPEW: n/a
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Poppies
Project Page: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432019.0#axzz2v7i6M2cD (this has the poppies as well as a Dalmatian I painted separately)
Brief Description: Poppies, such a distinct but simple flower, are one of my favorite symbols and have a rich history.  They can symbolize death but also may mean sleep or, more wonderfully, pain relief.  Poppy seeds produce opium which in turn is used in certain pain relief drugs like morphine.  While I have never used any opioids and fully respect the power of those drugs, I likewise know that the development of certain, safer prescription drugs have evolved from how opium works.  As a person with multiple chronic pain conditions and related insomnia, I completely appreciate the symbolism of sleep and pain relief.

Plus poppies are just so freaking adorable.



This is oil on canvas using a pointillism/impasto/tube painting technique for which I'm confident there's a real term but I don't have the first clue what it is, I just started playing around one day and really loved the effect.  That said, since there's no dilution, you go through the paint SO fast plus now, between this and another one I did, my hand hurts  :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: midkiffsjoy on March 05, 2014 01:14:44 PM
BadWolf314- I love that lego quilt!  :)  I can't wait to see your bean bag.  I bet your brother's end tables turn out wonderful. :)

Guadiknight- Always, Keeo 'em guessing. :)  Oh!  Tell your friend CONGRADULATIONS!!!  :D  I bet she's gonna LOVE her quilt!!!

noodle-bug- You make me wanna try knitting again.  :)  Those hats are *so cute*!!! :)  That guy sounds really sweet.  I'm sure he'll love his gift.  :)

Acadian Driftwood- I LOVE your purse!  It's so pretty!!! :)  (Very peaceful to look at) :)

Nicajeanie- I like your prayer shawl square. :)

margaron- Good luck on your snuggie!!!

coulsenl- I've never seen twitterpated art before.  I like the buttons. :)

Magpirate- I love your cushion.  It's gorgous. 

Ant Bee- oh my.  That is such a sweet baby hat.

Rockmygypsysoul- Your Muggle Studies newt is interesting.  My father's family are all fat.  They are all farm folk who bust their butts, and work hard all day, but are still fat.  My grandma was wonderfully fat.  Hugging her was like falling into a feather comforter.  :D  I love your poppy painting.  Plus, it's just so much fun to say ďPOPpies poppies will make her sleep.  Sleep....Ē like The Evil Witch of the West. :) ..... I can't wait to see the rest of your paintings.  :)

ErinAquaheart- *HUGS*  It's good to see you Erin!  A&M is just up the road from us!  That is my favorite scene in Hamlet.  I was once supposed to be studying for a Human Anatomy and Physiology exam and Netchez caught me practicing lines from that scene with my skull.  *opps*  :)

pottermouth- Oh I love french toast.....  *drool*


Everyone's off to such a great start.  We're having a horrible freezing spell here, so everything has ground to a stop.  I raise calves, and one of them caught a chill and didn't make it so I'll be trying my hand at leather making.  Waste not.  I have been trying to work on some projects but it's just so darn cold.  Hopefully we'll have some nice weather soon and I'll catch up. :)


Title: ~*HoM Badge Revealed*~
Post by: pinkleo on March 05, 2014 02:13:27 PM
~*Congratulations rockmygypsysoul*~
~*You are the first to earn the History of Magic Badge*~



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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Magpirate on March 06, 2014 05:52:15 AM
Ant Bee - d'awww, what an adorable mini knight helm!  It looks great!  (And your model is pretty cute too.  ;) )

ErinAquaheart, your watercolors are really well done!  I love the texture on the bats in the baseball one, and I'm really impressed by how you made the ribbons look shiny.  :)  DapperApple looks great too, you have a way with color and shading that really brings your pieces to life.

pottermouth, that french toast looks yummy!  I've never heard of putting orange juice or zest in the mix, but I bet it tastes wonderful.  And congratulations to your son, that's awesome!

rockmygypsysoul, your poppy painting is beautiful.  I love the textured look your technique produced, it looks great!


This semester's off to a great start.  Keep it up everyone!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 06, 2014 11:54:16 AM
Note from the Deputy Headmistress...

The new Detention Challenges for March has been posted!
Be sure to check the Detention in the Dungeons Post (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165755#msg5165755) to see what it is....




Remember, you can do any, all, or none of the Detention Challenges as they come up each month.  The goal here is always to be excited about our crafting!  Also please remember that you can submit ANY of the Detention Challenges at ANY time during the semester.  For example, you may turn in the March or April challenges in May.  :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 06, 2014 02:18:16 PM
A new Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean Mini-Challenge has been posted!  



What's this week's bean!?!?  Take the Portkey to the Deputy Headmistresses Office (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165751#msg5165751) to find out!


Please note you are welcome to do any, all or none of these challenges as they come up throughout the semester.  They are not intended to cause stress, but are instead intended to get your crafty Muses singing.  Neither the Headmistress or I will complete ALL the classes and challenges posted this semester.  So relax, and craft what you love.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pinkleo on March 06, 2014 04:42:02 PM
Just got back from peeking at Detention & Bean; now plotting! 8)
Thank you jennie! :-*


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 06, 2014 06:04:47 PM
Just got back from peeking at Detention & Bean; now plotting! 8)
Thank you jennie! :-*

THANK YOU for your help today my darling!  Being surrounded by boxes has me feeling less than creative right now, so it was much appreciated.  :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pottermouth on March 06, 2014 07:34:32 PM
I need about a week's worth of Detention to get through the top layer of my WIPs.

~*OWL PROPOSAL HEADER*~
OWL Subject & Option: Alchemy, Option One
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: It's a secret swap item
Brief Description: I can say that I'll be working with metal, inks, dyes, etc...but silencio! No telling secrets!


~*NEWT PROPOSAL HEADER*~
NEWT Subject: HoM
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Secret swap item, different partner
Brief Description: So much magic going on in this one, but not of the witchy kind!

If more info/pictures are needed, I'll be glad to send an owl.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Moonflame on March 06, 2014 08:03:36 PM
Hey guys!  Just popping in to share this great potential for S.P.E.W. projects!

http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2014/03/05/3957423.htm

Here's a pic:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on March 06, 2014 08:59:30 PM
pottermouth: French toast is my favorite breakfast! What am I talking about! Give it to me for any meal...yummy!

Molly Merula: I really can't tell you a method I use to do wood grain...I have spent years staring at wood surfaces and loving the way the grain wiggles and bobs and flows.  Over the years I have gotten to where I will just fill a piece of scrap paper with the lines.  I just have to remember that no wood grain is complete or believable without the occasional knot and/or "sharp" grain.  I don't know what else to say...

Rockmygypsysoul: Your poppy painting is great...I have such a hard time letting myself go that free flow.  I should try something like this just to see what it feels like.  Probably feels like fun!

Magpirate:  Thank you for that compliment.  I like to think that I can add some life to my odd creations.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: TechnicolorAquahearts on March 06, 2014 09:06:38 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: DA: Lessons With Harry: Fred and George Fight Back
SPEW: Donated to an art auction to benefit the Arkansas Shakespeare Festival
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Exit Pursued By A Bear: A Winter's Tale Painting

For this project I wanted to do my best not only for the Arkansas Shakespeare Festival, but also so that it would be stunning enough to be the distraction Fred and George were looking for. This painting is watercolor and it took me a total of 46 hours over 5 days to paint. I included several process pics so you can see how I arrived at the finished piece. It is 16x20 on watercolor paper.

 












Class/Challenge/House Pride:  Muggle Studies
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Cleaning My Art Desk

For my spring cleaning the muggle way project I cleaned off my art desk

Before:







After:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on March 06, 2014 09:22:36 PM
It's my BIRTHDAY!!!!! So happy to be 32!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  I used to be upset about being older.  I didn't want anyone to know my age and if they thought I was younger than great! But now, I want to just climb up high and scream that I made it to another birthday!  Thank you guys for being apart of this with me! I love that this craftalong has been part of this journey.  You have all made it so much more fun and easier to deal with throughout the entire process....

I found out my surgery will be on the 21st of March. This means I won't be on as much for a few weeks but I will make Technicolor tell me everything that I can't keep up with....including my professorship load!  So don't worry!

Anyway...

Class: Divination
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: The dawn and the day washcloths
Project Description:  I was riding my broom during the predawn hours, letting the wind whip some of my problems away, and as I watched the sunrise I was inspired to crochet these.  One represents the glowing predawn to sunrise colors and the other the clear and vibrant blues of a beautiful new day.


Class: HoM
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Calming Comfort Bath Cuddles
Project Description: I find nothing as comforting as a hot shower with lots of bubbly, soapy, sudsy goodness (except a bubble bath, but alas, we have no tub...  :'( ) So in order to hold onto my bubbly comfort longer I needed more washcloths! I swear I can't get enough of these handmade goodies!


Class: Flying
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Flying Wonders (Bug doodles on wallpaper sample)
Project Description: I know Hagrid and I would get along wonderfully!  I just adore magical creatures and I harbor some serious secret desires to do some illegal magical creature breeding....I have found though, that if you stay away from dangerous creatures in your experimenting, that the Ministry really could care less what you breed in your backyard.  So I have been developing some small winged wonders by combining fairy genetics with your average butterflies and ladybugs with fantastic and gorgeous results...they need a little tweaking still...I am having problems with them trying to lure local children into dark woods to be lost forever.  A little too much fairy perhaps? Anyway. I'm sure that I can work that out.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on March 06, 2014 09:45:48 PM
You Aquahearts with your amazing talent(s)!!

Moonflame - that potential SPEW link was ADORABLE!!

Rockmygypsysoul: Your poppy painting is great...I have such a hard time letting myself go that free flow.  I should try something like this just to see what it feels like.  Probably feels like fun!

Trust me, I have a hard time, too.  I am rapidly working on developing ways to have better control with this technique for that exact reason.  But it really is fun and while it's more costly due to materials, they're actually taking SO much less time than almost anything else I do.  Not counting drying time, of course   ;)

Honestly, I think the best thing that's let me liven up a bit is using a Gelli pad.  Onyxnox gave me one in the 12 Days of Christmas swap and when I decided to take it out to play I re-discovered how much I like play  :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on March 07, 2014 03:33:14 AM
Moonflame, i came along to share the exact same link for spew ideas :-) my friend who sent it to me to wants me to make them in tuxedo colours with little knitted bowties!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: gaudiknight on March 07, 2014 07:49:30 AM
Moonflame - Yay penguin sweaters!  That particular odd bit of knitting has been around a while, but for some reason everyone I know, including my boss, decided to send me the link yesterday.  Apparently I'm known for penguins and knitting?  There are worse things. 

TechnicolorAquahearts - That bear painting is amazing!  The Winter's Tale is such a bizarre play, but so much fun.  The geography in it is hilarious if you try to think about it logically.  And isn't it nice to have a clear desk?  Somehow it really helps one think.

ErinAuquaheart - Happy Birthday!!!!!  Love the colors on your washcloths.  They certainly are addicting to make.  Your butterfly painting is neat too.  I like how your pictures and the wallpaper flowers blend together.

I've been working away furiously on my OWL project.  All but one of my 9 patches are sewn together, but I had a bobbin mishap late last night and decided enough was enough.  I'll sew the last bits tonight and get them cut for my disappearing 9-patch blocks.

And now for a project of my own...

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans - Sugared Violets
SPEW: N/A
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Simple Sweater
Project Page Link: http://ravel.me/gaudiknight/5qlo0
Brief Description: This is a little sweater I whipped up for a 16cm doll out of some sweet purpley/pinky sock yarn.  The mixed color strands in the yarn give it a slightly sparkly, frosted look.

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12890862924/)
Simple Sweater (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/12890862924/) by AluminumDryad (http://www.flickr.com/people/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on March 07, 2014 08:15:21 AM
gaudiknight I canít wait to see your quilt! Adorable sweater!!!
noodle-bug The hat looks awesome! And itís done in time to wear it on pi day!!! Yes, a penguin in a Tuxedo would be the most adorablest thing ever!
Acadian Driftwood The purse is gorgeous! That fabric is adorable!
Nicajeanie I love the colors of the square and the pattern is perfect!
margaron Welcome to Hogwarts! I canít wait to see how your snuggie turns out!
coulsenl Again, awesome felt piece!!!
Magpirate The cushion turned out amazing! I love the purple fabric and the colors are perfect!
Ant Bee That hat is adorable!!!
ErinAquaheart Happy Birthday!!!! Your drawings are amazing as always! I love the washcloth colors and the butterfly doodles are amazing!!!
pottermouth Yum! That french toast looks delicious!
rockmygypsysoul The poppies are adorable! I love the texture!
TechnicolorAquahearts That watercolor is gorgeous!!!

And for my advanced studies Friday update:
I've made a plan for my side tables and am spending this afternoon at a wood shop to purchase my lumber.
And my bean bag chair is coming along swimmingly! I've cut all the pieces for one side so I could see just how big this is really going to end up! I'm thinking when this is done I'll have a new bed to curl up into!




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: gaudiknight on March 07, 2014 08:07:59 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Detention in the Dungeon - March Challenge
SPEW: N/A
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Scrappy-ness Dress
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: I sewed the bodice of this dress in November of 2013, but had neglected to actually complete it.  The skirt part was a reject from another doll dress which was both too short and the wrong color for its intended purpose.  But the two together don't look half bad.

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/13002653684/)
Scrappy-ness Dress (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/13002653684/) by AluminumDryad (http://www.flickr.com/people/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on March 08, 2014 08:15:07 AM
gaudiknight I love the colors together! The dress looks awesome on that doll!

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Pi Pie
Project Link: More Pictures Here! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432073.0#axzz2vO0RtLF2)
Brief Description: Like when using the polyjuice potion, this pie is not just a pie. Itís actually pi! In honor of my favorite nerdy holiday I made this pi pie! Not only is the crust covered in pi, the apples are also cut up into numbers!
Project Picture:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: gaudiknight on March 08, 2014 10:59:27 AM
That pi/e looks delicious!  But are you sure it's going to last until the 14th? 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on March 08, 2014 11:34:41 AM
That pi/e looks delicious!  But are you sure it's going to last until the 14th? 

ummm... Nope! It was just too delicious! :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Ant Bee on March 10, 2014 07:23:58 AM
Thanks for the hat love, everybody! I hadn't been crafting at all for ages so it felt good to get back in the game. I'm gearing up for the next delivery due sometime this month... :)

Everyone's things look so good! The tiny sweater, the Pi pie, the paintings and and and everything!

The penguin S.P.E.W. note is excellent- thanks for the share! And great timing, too, because this week Hagrid is here to share his thoughts about Hermipne's pet project:

Aww, thanks fer havin' me here. I jus' wanted to remind everyone that, while House Elves wouldn't want yer to go freein' 'em all willy-nilly, the animals on the other hand could use all the cuddly bits you can work up.  Pet and animal shelters often need blankets, cuddly sacks for kitties and kneazles, and the like. Why, I even know a feller who has accepted tiny sweaters and hats for his Krupps and cerberus pups- remember now, my Fluffy was no bigger 'an a pekinese when I got 'im. So, if it's bitty sweaters yer makin' maybe reach out to the local groups, too, to see if they have any friends to wear 'em.

Thanks, Hagrid. Great advice!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: sammylouise40 on March 10, 2014 03:52:24 PM
I finally had some time to make something for the semester. Here's the first of hopefully many for the Spring Semester.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Botts-Sugared Violet
SPEW: (If your item is for charity, enter that here; if not leave blank or add n/a.)
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Sugared Violet
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques/recipe used, any fun tips, etc.)
I made a sugared violet with polymer clay. I used white sand for the sugar and then after I glazed it, it made it look like sugar rather than sand.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: margaron on March 10, 2014 09:35:36 PM
Thought I'd show the progress on my OWL project :) Currently just under 20inches here's the snuggy!



The next section will close off the arm hole areas, I hope to get another 20 or so inches in this week between swap crafts and work. :)

Also, everyone's stuff looks great, I'm so inspired to craft and maybe deplete my supply stash a little! You're all so creative, I'm jealous!   :D lol


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: WhistleFish on March 10, 2014 11:33:09 PM
...Pssst! Gryffindors!

Head to the End of Term Feast for a special announcement (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5171238#msg5171238) from yours truly.  ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pinkleo on March 11, 2014 09:52:14 AM
~*Winter End of Term Feast (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429362.msg5169313#msg5169313) has bestowed the Hermione Award for SPEW work, announced members of the Slug Club, and awarded the Winter House Cup!  And there's still more to come....like prizes! 8)*~


Title: ~*Muggle Studies Badge Revealed*~
Post by: pinkleo on March 11, 2014 11:42:27 AM
~*Congratulations TechnicolorAquahearts*~
~*You are the first to earn the Muggle Studies Badge*~



~*Class Badge created by Badge Baroness WhistleFish*~

To claim your badge, right click and save to your computer.  Then, you can do whatever you wish with it.  Ideas on how to show-off your badges: use it as an avatar, put it in your profile under Brief Bio, or create a pinterest board for all your badges. 

*Once revealed, a class badge can be found in the Badge Station (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165738#msg5165738).*



Title: ~*Flying Badge Revealed*~
Post by: pinkleo on March 11, 2014 12:09:28 PM
~*Congratulations ErinAquaheart*~
~*You are the first to earn the Flying Badge*~



~*Class Badge created by Badge Baroness coulsenl*~

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*Once revealed, a class badge can be found in the Badge Station (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165738#msg5165738).*



Title: ~*Potions Badge Revealed*~
Post by: pinkleo on March 11, 2014 12:11:14 PM
~*Congratulations BadWolf314*~
~*You are the first to earn the Potions Badge*~



~*Class Badge created by Badge Baroness FiberAlchemist*~

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*Once revealed, a class badge can be found in the Badge Station (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165738#msg5165738).*



Title: ~*pinkleo's herbology & DADA*~
Post by: pinkleo on March 11, 2014 12:30:59 PM
whew!  I have been busy.  Last Friday was my son's Spaghetti Dinner, which means dessert auction pieces must be baked. Saturday was all the last minute buying for my son's band ski trip; then packing and watching Catching Fire.  Sunday was my SIL's birthday party and sendoff for band trip.  And since then, my hubby & I have been putting down new floors for the whole house.  (sneak peek at what it looks like in below pic 8))

Class: Herbology
SPEW: n/a
House: ROAR Gryffindor!
Project Name: Spring Clean Cloth
Brief Description: I work best in a nice clean spot, so I whipped myself up a springy cloth to keep my crafty table tidy. ;D
Project Picture:



Class: DADA
SPEW: n/a
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Baby Block
Brief Description: One of my online groups gathers 12" squares for members that are having a baby; it's one of the many things we do to form this fun community.  I whipped up this one for a soon-to-be new mom; she is having a girl with nursery colors orange, gray, and aqua. ;D
Project Picture:
*not blocked, but will be fine when added to blankie*


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: sammylouise40 on March 11, 2014 03:04:58 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic
SPEW: (If your item is for charity, enter that here; if not leave blank or add n/a.)
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Legend of the Forget-me-not
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques/recipe used, any fun tips, etc.)
For my History of Magic assignment I made a polymer clay girl that represents the legend of the forget-me-not. The story is that a knight and his love were walking along the Danube when they came to a bunch of forget-me-nots that grew on an inlet in the stream. The knight jumped into the water to pick a flower for his love. As he was swimming back to give her the flower he was overtaken by the current and before he was swept away he threw the flower onshore and screamed "Forget-me-not!" to his poor beloved. My figurine is of the love holding the flower that was thrown to her.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
SPEW: (If your item is for charity, enter that here; if not leave blank or add n/a.)
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Phoenix Cake
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques/recipe used, any fun tips, etc.)
My alchemy assignment is also made from polymer clay (I do have some non-clay related projects coming). I created a three-tiered cake that represents the fire of the phoenix. I hope you can see the flames and colors properly in the photo. Sorry but all my pictures are taken with my Ipod since I have no camera.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mamaneedles on March 11, 2014 03:55:13 PM
Hi everyone. Just a quick note to say that I'm alive and back to regular life (one without my surrending family and with an over-studying BF). I have a huge projet going on, which you'll probably know about very soon... And I have a NEWT to turn in, if it's the only thing I do this term!
I'm going to count my points for the Quidditch and announce the winner and MVP later this week. Thanks a lot for the awesome badge, by the way! I love that lion!

I'm so happy for you, Erin. May you 32th year of life kick arses!

eta: my camera died on me, which is heartbreaking (and bankbreaking) so it's not a joke that I won't turn as many project... however I might have even more time to craft for the classes because of that! haha!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Inselaeffchen on March 12, 2014 06:40:04 AM
Still around - just been busy with dealing with little Witches in the household ... which will take even more of my attention the next week. Not done ANY crafting this month so far, but hope I'll get things started tonight. Wish me luck with the little Witches!! ;)

As for pinning ... will do that tonight/tomorrow too! Sorry! :o


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: FiberAlchemist on March 12, 2014 12:13:27 PM
I just wanted to pop in and congratulate everyone on a wonderful start to the semester!! So many wonderful projects turned in already and we're only ONE week in!  I hope to be online and crafting more soon; (things have been kind of crazy in the Fiber household lately) but I am here and thinking of you all.   :-*


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 12, 2014 04:03:29 PM
Class: Muggle Studies
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Craft room spring cleaning
Brief Description: In anticipation of my MS homework, I let my craft room get nice and disorganized.  ::) I may have underestimated the work muggles put into cleaning - it took me 3 hours to get it all sorted! My fabric is all folded and put away, current projects only in the brown box, and all other boxes sorted and purged.





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: stillatthetop on March 12, 2014 08:06:55 PM
Darn. I thought my room was a mess...but nothing compared to what you were challenged with  ;D
Great job sorting it all out! Mine is probably about to look like your first pictures soon. Crafting is messy, but FUN!

~T


Title: Make Yer Own Hippogriff
Post by: pottermouth on March 13, 2014 02:03:10 PM
Class: Flying
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Make Yer Own Hippogriff
Brief Description: I made another hippogriff to send to a friend and to prove it isn't the same one, I decided to write up a little tutorial and include the pattern so you can make one too. Ignore all of the crafty disaster that's going on in the background...art is messy!


PATTERN EDIT: CUT 4 FEET PIECES, NOT 2!

Materials:

Dark Grey wool felt for body and feathers
Light Grey wool felt for feathers
Golden wool felt for beak and front feet
Embroidery Floss in matching grey and gold
Small black seed beads for eyes
Wool yarn for tail
Wool for stuffing

Trace patterns pieces onto coordinating felt, reversing pieces for opposite side. Place dashed lines of leg pieces on fold of felt.

1. Sew beak to body piece. Repeat for other body piece.


2. Fold ear to right side then fold ear slot over, aligning the piece. Sew along straight edge. Repeat on other body piece. This will be the only sewing done on the inside. Forgot to take that pic but you can see here how it's sewn.


3. Align body pieces wrong sides together and sew around, leaving an inch open at bottom to stuff. Stuff body firmly (this is where you'll be glad it is wool felt) and sew opening closed.


4. Fold rear leg piece in half along fold and beginning at hock, sew around, leaving hoof open. Stuff firmly. Place hoof on bottom of leg opening and sew around. Repeat for other rear leg.


5. For front legs you have two options. I chose to cut off a bit of the front leg and sew on a piece of gold felt to replicate the hippogriff's eagle legs. Or you can skip this part and have grey legs. Fold leg in half, sew around, leaving bottom open. Stuff firmly. Sew two foot pieces together. Place foot at bottom of leg opening and sew around. Repeat for other front leg.


6.  To sew joints together, thread three strands of embroidery floss (or use button thread) through a needle and make a knot at end. Take a small stitch on inside of rear leg, catching a bit of stuffing, then pass needle back through knotted thread and pull tight. Pass needle through body. take a small stitch on other rear leg then pass needle back through body. Pinch legs together and pull tight. make a loop around joint of first leg and pass needle through thread, making a knot. Loop and knot a second time. Repeat for front legs.


7. To make feathers, cut several feather shapes from your scraps (wool is expensive!) in both dark and light grey. Sew or glue feathers beginning at bottom of neck, and move up toward head. Put 'em wherever you want 'em. Glue ears back, unless you like the way they stick out.


8. For wings, I trace the top portion of the wing and cut out a thin band to act as the "wing bone" and glue in place. Cover wings with feathers, using longer feathers at wing tips. Sew wings in place.



9. Almost there! Wind wool yarn around a credit card, or whatever you have that is the same length as the tail you'd like. Tie a knot around center of wool and cut the other end. Sew tail to body. Sew bead eyes to head, add whatever other features you'd like, then voila! A little hippogriff!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: sammylouise40 on March 13, 2014 03:34:36 PM
That hippogriff is so cute, pottermouth. Thanks for including a tutorial. I'm going to try that out. :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on March 13, 2014 04:38:06 PM
So much love to you for the tutorial!  :-* ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: gaudiknight on March 14, 2014 11:41:18 AM
pottermouth - Amazing Hippogriff!  And thanks for the pattern.  I probably won't make the whole animal, but I may borrow the idea for the wings.  They look great!

Acadian Driftwood - Good Job on the clean-up!  You're inspiring me to tackle my own Muggle Studies project.  The only problem is I don't think I could bring myself to post the before pictures when the time comes - it's way too embarrassing.

I'm making good progress on my OWL quilt, but I'll wait until it's all put together to show pictures.  Due to a slip of the rotary cutter I ended up having to take about half an inch off each square to get them all the same size and properly square, so the quilt-top turned out a little smaller than intended.  Nothing a nice border can't fix.  I've got my backing and batting all ready to go - I just need a relatively warm day with no wind since I usually do my spray basting outside. (Those days are hard to come by in March.)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 14, 2014 12:05:41 PM
I finished my OWL!! Taking pictures today, and hope to share soon.

The only problem is I don't think I could bring myself to post the before pictures when the time comes - it's way too embarrassing.

I totally understand that - I used to feel that way too, until I started reading and participating in UfYH (http://unfuckyourhabitat.tumblr.com/) (swearing in that website link). It's an amazingly supportive community for people who are not natural cleaners. Many people share before and after photos, and if someone's before looks like someone else's after, that's OK!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Moonflame on March 14, 2014 02:07:54 PM
Wow!  I've been a baaaaaaad head of house!  I shall try not to let these periods of delinquency happen any more!  And we have a new Hufflepuff!  Welcome, Sammylouise40!  I think we might just have to have another party in the Common Room.  ;D

Ant Bee  OMG, LOVE that adorbs hat!

ErinAquahearts  Your paintings are awesome!  And I love how your dishcloths and doodles turned out!

Rockmygypsysoul Those poppies are lovely!

TechnicolorAquahearts  That "Pursued by a Bear" work is sooooooo excellent!  I LOVE it!  

Gaudiknight  The doll sweater and dress are soooo cute!  

Sammylouise40  WELCOME to HUFFLEPUFF!!!  I love your sugared violet and your Forget-me-Not girl!  And that Phoenix cake is marvelous!! :D

Margeron  Awesome progress on that Snuggie. :)

Pinkleo Ah, that Spring Cleaning cloth is happy and inspiring.  I love your block, too! :)

Acadian Driftwood  FABULOUS Spring cleaning job! :o

Pottermouth Ermagerd that Hippogriff is Amazeballs!!

I actually have a couple of things to post, too!

First of all, my OWL progress on the LokiDoki scarf.  I have already done so much tinking (backwards knitting to undo problems), you wouldn't beLIEVE!!!!  I think Loki has been playing tricks on me while I knit it.  ;)



And also:

Challenge: Detention in the Dungeons - March
S.P.E.W.: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Vert-igo
Project Link: This pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elegant-alpaca-fingerless-gloves) with my own tweaks
Project Description: I made these armwarmers that go up REALLY HIGH so that I could extend the wear-time of my many beloved T-shirts.  (Ironically, I'm wearing a really boring T in the photo, lol!)  This is the yarn that I started making my mozetta from before I figured out that self-striping did not = elegance in that pattern. ^_^  I love the yarn, though, and am super happy with how these came out.  
Project Pic:



OK, now to update our common room and see if I can find any party guests to invite.  :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 14, 2014 02:16:47 PM
Moonflame, those are GORGEOUS! I just pinned them!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Audania1 on March 14, 2014 02:56:52 PM
I love those arm warmers!! I'm totally jealous of anyone who knits.


I am going to adjust my O.W.L. I am still doing the Elsa modified dress but the mittens I was going to do the afgahn stitch with I am changing. I have spent like 3 hours trying to FIGURE this pattern out and it's nuts!!!! I'm still doing mittens but I am changing the stitch either to a single crochet or this really cool slip stitch one.
On the other hand, I have my tissue cut out for the pattern and all of the supplies. I will be cutting my fabric tonight and should be able to piece it/sew it tomorrow! Yay!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Ant Bee on March 14, 2014 03:43:11 PM
Lookin' great, everybody! Moonflame, I have such yarn envy right now! Those Arm warmers!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on March 14, 2014 03:50:33 PM
The loki scarf is looking fab! Love that pattern


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pinkleo on March 14, 2014 05:04:38 PM
OMGoodness! :o  So much awesomeness.....must set aside time for personalized WOWZERS notes...but for now, know that y'all crafty witches are rocking it!! ;D


Title: ~*pinkleo's March Detention*~
Post by: pinkleo on March 14, 2014 05:29:51 PM
Challenge: March Detention
SPEW: n/a
House: Gryffindor
Project Name & Link: Random Granny Ghan (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432200.msg5172838#msg5172838)
Brief Description: I have a massive stash of yarn, especially oddballs & leftovers skeins from previous projects.  Every so often, usually when I'm in between projects or need a break from a project, I grab a few of these stashed yarns and whip up granny squares.  No rhyme or reason to my color schemes or patterns, just whatever I grab and feel like doing.  I have finally gathered up these squares and made them into a proper ghan.  I let my kiddos figure out where each square should go.  It measures 66"x49" and is quite cozy. Haven't really decided it's home...but I'll probably be keeping this one. 8)
Project Picture:


little wonky here because cats kept photobombing & wrinkling up the ghan...seriously, this is one of the only pics without a kitty invasion


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: blupaisan on March 14, 2014 06:42:17 PM
   
   





House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Spare Those Cuffs! (Detention in the Dungeons)
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques/recipe used, any fun tips, etc.) So, I landed a job back in November at an assisted living place working in the dining room. Our uniform was to be black pants and white short sleeved shirt. At the time I was living on pennies (well, I still am, just twelve instead of five) so I went to the thrift shop where they had no short sleeved shirts in November. I chose a long sleeved blouse and cut the sleeves off. The cuffs were quite fetching and I did not want to discard them. I made bracelets out of them.
I have been so busy since, and only just now completed this project. I am only showing one, since they look the same.
At first I sewed the sides right up, then tried to fit it over my hand. I mean, I have small wrists, but big hands and I spent a good 5 minutes trying to force them on. Um, how to get them off? Pliers. So I revamped and sewed differently and now I can get them on and off.
Embellished with keys and beads. I like how they came out!
Project Picture:




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Audania1 on March 14, 2014 09:57:08 PM
I love that granny gahn! That is such a great idea to use up those tiny scraps that won't even make gloves or a decent beanie. I'm pretty sure I'm stealing that idea now.  ::)

Also, those cuffs are bomb diggity! lol! How very fun! They remind me of Alice in Wonderland and you just can't go wrong there  :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: seeuudee on March 15, 2014 06:11:58 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Flying
SPEW: N/A
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Faery Wings
Project Page Link (if available): N/A
Brief Description: I recently went to a Steampunk Faery Ball, so, obviously, needed some wings!
Project Picture:

From the back:


From the side:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mamaneedles on March 15, 2014 07:57:01 AM

image from google

Please head to the Quidditch Pitch (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5166149#msg5166149) to know how you can play this semester!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mamaneedles on March 15, 2014 08:19:51 AM
You all started so strong!!! I must say the flying homework are stunning!!!! I will make one of the hyppogriph! And I'm a little late, but the theo's doll new suit is very lovely.

Badwulf, The lego quilt is so great! I know a little boy that would be over the moon to have it!
Antbee, that cap is to die for!! and the little model too!
Erin, the woodgrain of the bats are perfect!
Techni, I love how you put snow on the roses. Tattoo watercolor style is hard and you seems to master it! I LOVE it!
Moonflame... fabulus gloves! the color is so great.

Sorry not to comment on everyone....But now I'm up to date, at least!! Hi new students!!!

And here is my completed NEWT:
~*COMPLETED NEWT*~
NEWT Subject: Transfiguration
House: Gryffindor (Quidditch score!)
Project Name: Winter coat, and mittens
Brief Description: I made a winter coat for my daughter using a wool blanket someone gave me some years ago, because it was red, and apparently, all red things are mine.
I also used a piece of fur I bought for a snow knight costume. I used a coat we found as the lining, so I save a huge amount of time in term of sewing and planning since I only made an outer shell with the blanket. With the remainings (both of fabric and newt-time) I made myself a pair of mittens! the inside of those are old sweater, so very comfy!
the label on the blanket said: Regent Fabric- Mothproofed- 1952 :D
Project Picture:



and the mittens:


++++++++++

I have a question about last semester's giveaway. Do we have to draw the winners ourselves of you'll do it, Mistress Jennie?




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: netchez on March 15, 2014 10:08:37 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bottís Bean - sugar violet
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Victorian dream catcher square
Project Page Link:  http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/patterns/victorian_dream_square.php

Brief Description: I have always loved dream catchers and when the bean said to craft something inspired by the Victoria timesÖ well, it just came to me.  This was a different kind of crochet for me.  I had never done some of the stitches.  I am happy with the finished project.  I may make more of these and make a lapghan or maybe a pillow cover.

Project Picture:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: blupaisan on March 15, 2014 11:28:07 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Pitch (10 from Gryffindor pls with bludger!)
SPEW: (If your item is for charity, enter that here; if not leave blank or add n/a.) N/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Running With Scissors
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques/recipe used, any fun tips, etc.) Time to dip into my old stash and repurpose something I was certain was entirely unusable. I bought a super cheap sewing set just for the mini spools of thread which I turn into long earrings of 5 spools each. Knowing the 2 cent scissors wouldn't cut butter, I let them hang around. Now I see they would make great (and safe) earrings!
So with some embroidery thread and beads, I made them. The inferior quality of the scissors showed themselves on day one, and promptly fell apart. Luckily, a friend found a missing bit on her rug and I was able to reconstruct. Some E6000 took care of it all. I will wear them to work tonite.
Project Picture:






Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: stillatthetop on March 15, 2014 01:13:19 PM
My word. I thought I was the only crazy one in the bunch...but you just set my bar higher  ;D
I shop for fishing lures for earrings  :D And anything else I see the right size that is weird.
I really like the scissors. They are cute! Great job with those.

~T


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 15, 2014 01:57:23 PM
blu, I love those key cuffs! I also thought of a kind of steampunk Alice in Wonderland. :D

seeuudee, you look fantastic, and those wings are amazing!! How are they attached to your corset/harness?

MT, that's a great looking coat. I love the shape!

~*COMPLETED OWL HEADER*~
OWL Subject & Option
: Potions (option 1)
House: Hufflepuff
Quidditch: *bludger to Slytherin*
Project Name: 4 elements wallet collection
Project Page Link: not yet, but I may post some of them separately later
Brief Description: I kind of wish I had proposed this as an Alchemy OWL, but I had no idea it would go in this direction! I had finished the green, blue, and red patchwork pieces before I realized that I only needed a yellow one to complete the 4 elements. I had a great time playing with all the colors and patterns. Also, I managed to use only stash fabric for the first three elements, and only bought 1 piece of grey and 1 of yellow for the last batch.

Original goal: 20
Final count: 23
7 large wallets, 8 medium, 4 business card size, 4 zipper pouches.









Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Moonflame on March 15, 2014 02:39:13 PM
Pinkleo  I LOVE that 'ghan!  I really want to make one with back edging/stripping like that.  They make me think of stained glass and are sooo pretty!

Blupaisan  AWESOME cuffs!  And those earrings are so fun!  What a great way to show off your craftaliciousness!  ;D

Seeuudee  WELCOME to Hufflepuff!!  Those Fairy Wings are FAB!!!  That Steampunk Ball must have been a blast! :)

MamanTattoo  Your coat turned out SOOOO COOOOOOOL!  It makes me think of this book. (http://www.amazon.com/New-Coat-Anna-Dragonfly-Books/dp/0394898613) :)

Netchez  Ooh!  I love that square!  It's lovely!

Acadian Driftwood Your O.W.L. wallets are AMAZING!  What a lot of work!  They are gorgeous!  Is the bird a stamp?  I <3 it SO MUCH!



I really like the new Quidditch rules.  I'm going to have to craft something up. ^_^


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 15, 2014 03:32:06 PM
::Deputy Headmistress Jennie's head breaks the surface of the water, and she bobs up and down a moment, blinking rather stupidly.::
How the heck did I end up in the Black Lake?  I remember using my wand to help with the packing of boxes.  I know I *arrived* at my new home in one piece...  But the rest is a bit of a blur...  It sure felt like drowning at some points though..

Anyway, this is just a quick run-by posting to let you all know that I'm alive and well.  The move was much bigger than I thought it would be, even with a gaggle of friends who came out of the woodwork last weekend to help unload our truck to a *second floor* apartment!  I spent several days unpacking (still not done!) and setting up my new craft room, so I could get some work done for my Etsy shop before I have to go back to work.  Today DH & I drove up to the old house to finish emptying it out, and cleaning it.  (I feel disgusting, and am about to hop in the shower.  With a beer.  Seriously, shower-beer is a miracle.)  Meanwhile, our router seems to be dying, so I can only get occasional internet access, when it decides to be my friend.  DH will be home with me tomorrow, and he's a wizard at keeping it running, so I hope to get some HPC stuff taken care of then.  Look forward to the Prize Drawings, at the very least!  I *hope* (::crosses fingers::) to have the next step in the Join the DA Challenge up as well, though it may not get up till Monday.



I have a question about last semester's giveaway. Do we have to draw the winners ourselves of you'll do it, Mistress Jennie?

I'll be doing the drawing tomorrow morning!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: coulsenl on March 15, 2014 06:27:40 PM
Challenge: Bean - Sugared Violet
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Petunias
Petunia Dursley is named after the flower so I drew some. The black flower is a newly discovered type of petunia, and it reminded me of a sort of mourning flower from Victorian times. It's hard to see in the photo, but I sewed around the outline of each of the flowers.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: gaudiknight on March 15, 2014 06:33:23 PM
In no particular order...

seeuudee - Those wings are amazing!  I love the gears at the joints to give the impression they're mechanically operated.

mamantatoo - That coat looks really warm, and your model is adorable in it.  But I've got to admit my favorite part is the pair of mittens.  What a great way to showcase the labels.

Accadian Driftwood - Congrats on finishing your OWL!  That was really smart to break it into smaller pieces like that.  I love all the color combinations, especially the green and brown.  Yay DeStashing!

netchez - What a pretty granny-square!

blupaisan - Those earings are awesome.  What a great use for those weird little things that come in sewing packets.

pinkleo - What a happy scrappy afghan!  And never apologize for cats - they are an integral part of the crafting process (or so they seem to think)

moonflame - I am in awe of those armwarmers!  The colors work really well with that pattern.

I am rather intrigued by the Quidditch project themes, since I am trying my hardest to only craft from stash this year, but am a little baffled about how the whole process works.    Please excuse my future flailings in that department.  There was a reason I was never picked first in gym class.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Audania1 on March 15, 2014 07:55:16 PM
My gosh I love those wallets!!  I bet they use up scraps pretty well. I should make some lol.

I have quite a few things to turn in and 3 or 4 things that are almost done. I think I'm going to finish those up first and then do a massive craft drop  :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on March 15, 2014 09:37:30 PM
Just posting this quickly and Iíll comment on all the amazing and lovely projects soon!

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bean: Sugared Violets
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Mosaic Violet ATC
Brief Description: I snagged a paint chip or two from the local hardware store for some inspiration. Little did I know this would lead to gluing lots of tiny squares to form this sugared violet. To make it sparkle I used some glittery nail polish.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: seeuudee on March 16, 2014 02:12:54 AM

seeuudee, you look fantastic, and those wings are amazing!! How are they attached to your corset/harness?


They were on a leather gun holster style harness, they were bolted on to a metal plate that was riveted to the back piece.

Love the wallets, pouchs, etc, the colour combos are lovely. And loving all the flowers, makes the board so pretty.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Moonflame on March 16, 2014 06:59:33 AM

Coulsenl and BadWolf314 Love the violets!  They're making me feel all Springgy in spite of the snow outside. :)

Oh, I have a question!  Can Class projects count as Quidditch, too?  Like if I did something for potions and it was made all from stash?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mamaneedles on March 16, 2014 08:05:55 AM
Yes, yes! I've just added that information in the Quidditch pitch this morning.
You can have or take Quidditch points with any class or challenge, and even have a stand-alone quidditch project, but Quidditch points does not count as house points!

Acadian Driftwood!! Those wallets are delightfull!! I must say the air ones are my favourite!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Inselaeffchen on March 16, 2014 09:31:45 AM
Feedback for the first 2 weeks (or so it seems) ...

Acadian Driftwood: Loving that songbird purse! Lovely fabric! And I love your wallets - they're just great! Again, love the colours!

Nicajeanie: Loving the rich colours of the Phoenix Square!

Coulsenl: Love all the different items on the Twitterpated Art .... now have to look up the Twitterpated... ;)

Magpirate: What a lovely cushion! Fabulous Rainbow colours!! Makes me happy! :)

Ant Bee: That Knight's Hat is soo cute!

ErinAquaheart: Happy belated Birthday! :) Your drawings are just amazing! And I'm loving the colours of your washcloths!

pottermouth: Ooooh... I want that French Toast! NOW!!! ;) And well done to kid2 to win that contest! And that hippogriff looks quite fierce! (thank you for the tutorial!)

rockmygypsysoul: Such strong colours in the Poppies painting!

TechnicolorAquahearts: Love the bear drawing/painting! I really wish I was better at drawing (specially as the requests from the "little Witches" are getting more and more demanding!).

gaudiknight: I love the colour of that little sweater. I really have to learn to knit small!! And that little dress ... soo cute!!

BadWolf314: The Pi Pie looks fab! Great idea to cut the apples into shape, too!!! And I love your Violet Mosaic! Might have to pinch that idea! :)

sammylouise40: Well done on your first class item. Love the colours used. And just adore your polymer clay work.

pinkleo: Lovely colours in your squares again! How quickly do you whip one up? And that Granny Ghan looks fab!

moonflame: I just LOVE how that LokiDoki scarf is coming along... WANT ONE!! :D And I love the colour of those armwarmers!!

blupaisan: Those cuffs are just so fun! And the earrings, too! :)

seeuudee: Welcome! oooooh, Steam Punk Faery!!

MamanTattoo: What a great NEWT finish! I'm currently looking into Upcycling Adult clothes for the little Witches. :)

netchez: Love the dream catcher square - what an intricate pattern!!

And I'm amazed by all those Muggle Studies class hand ins. I'm going to have a go this week, but due to time constraints (the little Witches hit the next stage of being "Big girls" (at 2 3/4 years)) I'll have to do it in 2 hour stints, and our new study/craft room currently is used more as a store room... :o

The Pinterest is up to date again (http://www.pinterest.com/inselaeffchen/hpc-spring-2014/). About to read the Quidditch rules and hopefully will get some crafting done soon!! :D


















Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: sammylouise40 on March 16, 2014 10:20:28 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology/Quidditch bludger to Ravenclaw
SPEW: (If your item is for charity, enter that here; if not leave blank or add n/a.)
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Clay board
Project Page Link (if available): https://www.youtube.com/user/SugarCharmShop (https://www.youtube.com/user/SugarCharmShop) This is the YouTube channel of the crafter who inspired this project.
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques/recipe used, any fun tips, etc.)
My favorite craft to do, as many of you can tell, is to sculpt with polymer clay but I do not have a proper board to use for it. One of my favorite YouTube crafters showed that she uses glass from a picture frame so I went through the stash of frames I have, got the biggest one and started using it. Found a couple problems though. It kept sliding around the table and the edges were really sharp. To fix this, I put some felt on the back and cover the sides with duct tape. I tried clay for the sides but when it dried it came off the frame so my mom suggested duct tape and I just happened to have tape that matched my felt. It works great now and I'm not going to get sliced up using it.
Project Picture:



Title: ~*Herbology Badge Revealed*~
Post by: pinkleo on March 16, 2014 11:22:59 AM
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on March 16, 2014 01:42:14 PM
WOW WOW WOW! Amazing projects everywhere....some I may need to do myself.  ;D

Thanks for all the birthday well wishes.  I had a great day.  One of the best in a long line of bad birthdays over the past few years.  Got dressed up for the Bard Ball and my Hamlet DapperApple auctioned for $30.  Not bad for a silent auction... And the ball was a great way to celebrate (being only one day after my birthday)

Rockmygypsysoul: I'll have to look into a Gellipad.  I keep hearing good things about them

Gaudiknight:  When I was taking costume elements in college we called bobbin mishaps "bobbin snot."  It got to the point that "bobbin snot" was a common curse instead of more commonplace curses.

Badwolf314: Your Pi Pie looks absolutely delicious!
                 Paint Chip Mosaic!!!! I always want to do art with paint chip samples but haven't yet!  Inspiring! :D

SammyLouise: Your clay projects are so cute! I love the phoenix cake and the girl the best...what a sad story too. I've never heard it before.  And I would never have thought of that for a clay board!  I must make me one too!

AcadianDriftwood: That is some serious spring cleaning!  Go for muggle style cleaning!
                         WOW!  I love your OWL!

Pottermouth: That Hippogriff is amazing!  It's even jointed!  I am amazed...I am totally using your tutorial!

Moonflame: AAHHHH! Those armwarmers are gorgeous! Love the colors!

Blupaisan: Those cuffs are so cool.  And the scissor earrings are great!  Don't trip!  ;)

Seeuudee:  I have always wanted really cool wings but the ones I've gotten or done in the past have always failed.  Your whole costume is amazing!

Maman: The coat turned out great!

Netchez: I love dream catchers too! This square is great! Where did you find the pattern?

Coulsenl: neat drawing...I love the flow.  Makes me feel like they wave.








Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pottermouth on March 16, 2014 01:51:13 PM
Everyone's projects are looking wonderful; Spring is creeping into our crafting!

A quick mention to Moonflame about those most spectacular arm warmers:  :o! Beautimous!

Thanks to Maman for the Quidditch Pitch info and I love M's coat!

Headmistress pinkleo, I'm going to ask again for the spell to grow additional arms because you clearly have at least eight of them in order to hook up so many gorgeous things.  :-*


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on March 16, 2014 02:38:28 PM
And some class posts for myself:

Challenge: Detention--March
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Quidditch: Goal for Slytherin.
Project Name: Pink and Black Drop Necklace
Project Description: I started this necklace before the end of the last semester but I kept messing up on the center drop.  The first attempt just wouldn't lay flat.  I finally ended up with this.  And I love it.  It will be hard to part with but I hope it finds a good home.  The beads came from a necklace that I bought at a cheap jewelry store.  And the clasp and chain was reused from an old never wore necklace.


Class: SoAR
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Baby Boy Square Baby Blanket
Project Description: A person I know had a baby this week.  They knew it was a boy already so I sat down an got to business with a crocheted baby blanket.  It is one giant square and I worked three hard days on it...including an eight hour car ride!   ::)  But its done! And will go to the new bundle of joy next Thursday...right before my surgery.
 

Class: Potions
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Custom NOT-Converse!
Project Description: Technicolor and I went to South By Southwest this past week.  We didn't have money for badges so we did all the free things we could find.  On Wednesday, we stopped by Urban Outfitters and found that, as we walked in the door, that they were getting people to buy Converse by setting up a Customize your Chucks table.  Well, I really wanted to customize a pair but I didn't have any money or space to buy a pair of shoes but the dude running the table told me I could just paint the chucks I had on.  I laughed and told him that I actually had on a crappy pair of walmart Faded Glory converse look-alikes!  He found that funny and then let me paint my shoes anyway!  So I have a pair of NOT-converse parading around on my feet like they are real customized chucks!!! WhoooT!!!

before(with my green unicorn buddy)

and after...they don't match but they do. :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on March 16, 2014 02:45:22 PM
I have a couple of questions about the new quidditch system.  ????

First...to score a goal...can I rearrange a craft draw or a closet or bookself instead of a ROOM?

Second...to use a bludger...kinda like the first question, can I repurpose anything or does it have to be a piece of Furniture?



Title: ~*SoAR Badge Revealed*~
Post by: pinkleo on March 16, 2014 03:34:16 PM
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pinkleo on March 16, 2014 03:35:33 PM
@ErinAquaheart: Which class/challenge is your "Custom NOT-Converse" for?


Title: ~*SPEW Sunday*~
Post by: pinkleo on March 16, 2014 08:12:41 PM
SPEW: Bundles of Joy (supports the babies in the Pine Ridge Hospital OB Ward. Poverty on the Reservation is extensive and many of the moms do not have any clothing or other items waiting at home for their new babies)
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Montrose Magpies Shiny Baby Hat...OOOoooo Shiny ;D
Free Pattern Link: Simple Baby Beanie Pattern by Jennifer M. Bennett (http://www.jenniferbennettdesigns.com/2012/04/24/simple-baby-boy-beanie-pattern/)
Brief Description: It's SPEW Sunday!  I decided to celebrate by working up a baby hat for Bundles of Joy.  It's a gray day here, so I decided I needed a bit of shiny yarn to brighten the day.
Project Picture:




SPEW: Bundles of Joy
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Chudley Cannons Cables Baby Hat...crossed my fingers & hoped for the best
Free Pattern Link: Diamond Trellis Baby Hat by Kendrea Beers (pdf file) (https://www.dropbox.com/s/trb4gfutokdjbdy/diamondTrellisToddlerHatPatternKendreaBeers.pdf)
Brief Description: It's SPEW Sunday Part 2!  Another baby hat for Bundles of Joy.  I have included the pattern link, but be warned that this pattern took a lot of modifications for it to work for me.  It was my first go with this pattern, and it is possible that this pattern was not lefty crocheter friendly.  By crossing my fingers & hoping for the best, I made it through with a baby hat...YAY! ;D
Project Picture:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Ant Bee on March 16, 2014 08:52:47 PM
Great S.P.E.W. work, Pinks! Hermione would be proud!

Happy S.P.E.W. Sunday, everyone! I'm working on some things right now that aren't ready for their close-ups yet... Soon though, I hope.

I hope that you'll keep Charity Crafting on your radar- there's lots of opportunities out there to craft your heart out and bring some good into the world. (Bring some good, send out some stash... it's all a positive thing!)

Have a grand week, everyone!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: DragonChilde on March 16, 2014 09:08:11 PM
Goodness me there are already so many wonderful projects. The Slytherin common room is NOT up-to-date but I should be taking care of that (and a batch of comments later this week) Also, I have finals coming up and am crafting like mad so that I have all my jewelry projects finished for the final on the 25th so don't expect to see a lot of me until after that date.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: samash90 on March 16, 2014 09:21:53 PM
OMG!!! i only just stumbled across this website, and i'm in love ,i love harry potter and crafts, where do i start?
I have been looking at the crafts everyone has been making and they are amazing , you are all so talented :) :)
just a few questions?
-Does it matter what type of craft? i do mainly paper crafts , with a little DIY and altering.
-For a class does it have to be a stand alone craft project , or is a smash page/scrapbook page acceptable?
- is there a certain amount of classes or semesters you must do before an owl?




Title: ~*Hello samash90 and Welcome to Hogwarts*~
Post by: pinkleo on March 17, 2014 07:45:43 AM
OMG!!! i only just stumbled across this website, and i'm in love ,i love harry potter and crafts, where do i start?
I have been looking at the crafts everyone has been making and they are amazing , you are all so talented :) :)
just a few questions?
-Does it matter what type of craft? i do mainly paper crafts , with a little DIY and altering.
-For a class does it have to be a stand alone craft project , or is a smash page/scrapbook page acceptable?
- is there a certain amount of classes or semesters you must do before an owl?

Hello samash90 and Welcome to Hogwarts!

I'm glad you found your way to the castle.  Let's see if I can help answer your questions...

   ~* All crafty magic is welcome at Hogwarts! (If Craftster's has a board for it, then it is welcome in this craftalong.  And Craftster encompasses pretty much all crafty endeavors.)
   ~* A smash page or a scrapbook page would be a fabulous submission. (Do note our guideline for class/challenge  submissions (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165707#msg5165707): Projects for the HPC should represent your best crafty skills.  Take pride in your work.  Classes and challenges should take a minimum of 30 minutes to make.  If you find that your craft didn't take about 30 minutes, then you can turn in several items/pages that equal that crafting time.)
   ~* Students may submit OWL proposals before completing a class/semester.

Let us know if you have any other questions; our staff & students are always happy to help.  I can't wait to see your crafty magic! ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: coulsenl on March 17, 2014 10:59:00 AM
Class: Flying
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Raven
Ravens have wings and they fly, and this is my illustration of one.


Class: alchemy
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Blue Flamed Phoenix
For my alchemy homework, I drew an illustration of a red and gold phoenix, surrounded by the blue flame emitted by burning sulfur.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: samash90 on March 17, 2014 12:38:01 PM
Thank you pinkleo , I was a little overwhelmed with info to begin with but I think its sunk in a little now and I have a grasp on it. :) 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pinkleo on March 17, 2014 01:14:45 PM
Thank you pinkleo , I was a little overwhelmed with info to begin with but I think its sunk in a little now and I have a grasp on it. :) 
You are more than welcome. :)  And I find it best to just jump in.  I promise; once you get going it's easy to get into the swing of things. ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on March 17, 2014 01:57:13 PM
Oops!!! Sorry about that pinkleo!  I have corrected the empty spot...it was meant to be for Potions...

Samash90!  Can't wait to see you in the halls and grounds of Hogwarts!  We could always use an enthusiastic Slytherin... ;)

A big welcome from your Care of Magical Creatures professor...

And Coulsenl: your drawings made me smile!  I love the Phoenix...but I am partial to the creatures... ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: samash90 on March 17, 2014 02:40:00 PM
I agree Pinkleo ,i easily jump in the craft , its the board thing that puzzled me, i feel sad to admit it but it took my half an hour just to figured out how to post on the board :)

Sounds good to me Erinaquaheart, i was tossing up between my old sorted house of ravenclaw , but i was feeling rebellious and was leaning towards slytherin :) you have sold me !


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 17, 2014 03:04:38 PM
Note from the Deputy Headmistress....  It's time for a new Join the D.A. Challenge!





~*Mastering the Patronus Charm*~
March 17 - April 7, 2014

"This ancient and mysterious charm conjures a magical guardian, a projection of all your most positive feelings. The Patronus Charm is difficult, and many witches and wizards are unable to produce a full, corporeal Patronus, a guardian which generally takes the shape of the animal with whom they share the deepest affinity. You may suspect, but you will never truly know what form your Patronus will take until you succeed in conjuring it."

The Patronus Charm (Expecto Patronum) is an immensely complicated spell that evokes a partially-tangible positive energy force known as a Patronus, or spirit guardian. The charm was primarily designed for defense against Dementors and Lethifolds.  Dementors as you know, feed on human happiness, draining it from their victims until all they can feel is depression and despair.  While Witches & Wizards are able to defend themselves with this charm, Muggles have no such luxury, and there are many living in depression and despair every day.  A successfully cast corporeal Patronus is able to shield not only its caster, but also other human beings around them.  In this way a single Witch or Wizard can defend their families, friends, neighbors, and even strangers.  

For this Challenge you must craft an item for a CHARITY, that will help bring hope to someone in despair.  Please check out the SPEW Craftalong (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412546.0#axzz2wFKC9ehP) for a wonderful list of organizations that accept handmade items.  Many of these charities even have guidelines, tutorials and patterns available to help you in your crafting.  Your crafted item will earn you 15 House Points, and cannot be combined with any other class.  

However, in effort to promote the spread of joy and love in the world, your Headmistress is also giving you a chance to earn extra House Points on all charity items crafted within this Challenge's timeline.  For each additional SPEW item you craft, you will earn an additional 5 House Points, on top of the normal 10 points. These SPEW points CAN be combined with Class prompts.  For example, you could create a daffodil yellow quilt for Quilts for Kids (http://www.quiltsforkids.org/) to complete your History of Magic homework.  This would earn you 15 House Points for History of Magic, + your normal 10 SPEW points, + 5 Bonus SPEW points = 30 House Points!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: coulsenl on March 17, 2014 07:23:57 PM
ErinAquaheart - i love your necklace and converse shoes
pinkleo - pretty hats, i'm sure they will be well loved


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on March 17, 2014 08:16:38 PM
Challenge: Bean--Candied Violets
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Violet Fairy
Project Description: I started to look at violet flowers and kept thinking that the blossoms would make really pretty fairy skirts.  I couldn't shake the idea so I drew up a little fairy with a violet blossom for her skirt and had her floating through some violets.  It was excellent inking practice.  I was working on pulling long solid lines with a loaded brush and experimenting with heavy and thin lines to get different details.


Class: Arithmancy
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Baby Pink Giraffe
Project Description: I wanted to show my teen sister-in-law how much I really do love her so I painted her a picture for her birthday.  And since the number eight is a symbol for love and friendship I thought that this gift was perfect for this assignment.  It's a little late but I think she will still like it all the same. She told me to pick the animal but told me she loves black and pink.  So this baby was born.  I was trying a different technique for shading.  I like it but I think I was still too scared to go darker.  I will continue to work on that...


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: coulsenl on March 17, 2014 09:27:39 PM
Love the fairy!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: midkiffsjoy on March 17, 2014 09:31:18 PM
TechnicolorAquahearts- Omg!!  I *LOVE* your ďA Winter's TaleĒ Painting!!!!  It's GORGEOUS!!!  Their auction isn't online, is it?  Omg Having a piled up art desk *sucks*.  It'll be much easier to do art magic now. :)

ErinAquaheart- HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIN!!!!!!!!  *hopping up and down and waving*  I am SO glad you are getting to enjoy it.  :D  I will keep you in my thoughts all 21st and send you happy thoughts.  Your wash clothes are so bright and colorful!  :)  Your fairyflies picture is *beautiful*!!!  Their problem sounds like you might have gotten some wisp in there.  :)  Your pink and black drop necklace is beautiful.  I wish I could make such beautiful jewelry.  :)  That is a sweet baby afghan.  One of my school sister's just found out she's going to be a grandmother.  I can't wait to make little baby boy things for it. :)  Oh I love your custom not chucks! :)  Your violet fairy is lovely. :)  I love your pink giraffe!!!  :D

gaudiknight- I love your BJD's sweater, and scrappy dress !!!  I haven't been able to sew/crochet for my Bleuette lately, and I miss it.  

BadWold314- That beanbag is going to be HUGE!!!  Your pie looks both delicious and mentally stimulating. :) That is a CUTE violet!  I would never have thought to use a paint chip as a crafting media.  :)

Sammylouise40- Your violet looks delicious.  (If only it wasn't clay. Lol )  What a sad story, but a wonderful little lady figure.  That is such a cool burning cake!  I really like your clay board!  I'll have to make AnnoyingBigSister something like that for her clay work.  I think that would really help her.  :)

margaron- Your snuggly is coming along wonderfully!  I can't wait to see more. :)

pinkleo- I love your cleaning cloth and baby square.  How AWESOME to make a baby blanket out of squares everyone has made!!! :)  That's so cool! :)  Oh I love the Random Granny Ghan.  *Everything* is better with kitties.  :)  Your baby hats are always so pretty. :)  

Acadian Driftwood- That craft room looks contained!!! :) Oh Wow!  All of your wallets are beautiful!!!  :D  

pottermouth- I love your Hippogriff!!!  It looks so awesome!!! :D

Moonflame- I love your LokiDoki scarf. :)  Your arm warmers are awesome!!!  I like that yarn too!  :)  It looks so fuzzy and warm!!!

blupaisan- Your cuff bracelets are *crafty*. :)  Those earrings are awesome!!!  I like 'em! :)

seeuudee- Those Steampunk fairy wings are the B O M B!!!  I LOVE them!!! :D

Maman Tattoo- That Winter Coat is AWESOME!!!!! O.O  And those mittens are so cute! :)

Netchez- Your square is really pretty.  You worked really hard on it. :)

Mistress Jennie- Glad y'all made it to the new apartment in one piece!  I had a bf who would surprise me with Screwdrivers in the shower on particularly hard days.  Ummmm orange juice and vodka....  :)

coulsenl- Those are nice petunias.  I like the idea of a mourning petunia.  :)  I really like your raven, and your phoenix is beautiful! :)
  
samash90- Hi there!!!  AnnoyingLittleBrother does mainly paper crafts too!  He's really big on origami.  :)  


 Y'all have all been so busy!!!  :D  The weather has been crazy here and the donkeys have torn apart a fence line so it's been hard for me to find time to work on class projects.  Sometimes it feels like I'm spinning in circles.  I'm really glad I got my Bertie Bott done!  This is the very first time I've worked with this medium.  :)

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott Sugar Violets
Quidditch Pitch: Score for Hufflepuff (I'm pretty sure this counts as thrifted)
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bone Orifice Hook for my Spinning Wheel
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: Having to butcher my calf, and working on the tools I need to tan it's hide has really made me think heavily on art and crafting using organic media.  Living on a ranch that's been in my family for 180 years (this year) I have grown up around bones.  Go for any walk through the woods or pastures and you'll come across bones.  It's the cycle of life and through the years lots of things have died here.  
I have always admired carved bone tools that were so popular during the Victorian times.  I have two friends who are bone carvers and I have always admired the beautiful objects they create.  So I went for a walk through the pastures with a basket and picked up bones.  The one that produced the best working material was a leg bone from a goat named Princess who died this past Winter from old age.  When she was very young she managed to break her leg and I cast it.  It healed beautifully and never slowed her down. :)  
The bone had a natural curve in it, perfect for a replacement orifice hook for my spinning wheel, and after I used a hack saw to cut off the ends of the bone, I used a drimel tool with a diamond blade to follow the curve and cut a long section of bone.  I used first my diamond blade to cut as close to what I needed, then used my orbital sander to rough out the shape I needed.  I finished with hand sanding.  I then used the diamond blade to cut the slot.  I used a drimel sanding drum to ease some of the extra  bone away from the front of the slot.  I then hand sanded the slot to a smooth surface.  I was amazed by the smooth and satin surface that I was able to achieve.  It is 7 1/4" long.
Everyone wants to use it as a crochet hook.  Maybe I will try making a crochet hook next.  I have always admired Victorian bone crochet hooks.  
Project Picture:




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: samash90 on March 18, 2014 01:31:01 AM
Due to the fact that i am a ambitious first year my first project on craftster is going to be an owl (nuts right ) well ambition does come with the house :)

~*OWL PROPOSAL HEADER*~
OWL Subject & Option:Transfiguration , option 1 and 2
House:Slytherin
Project Name:ambitious first altered book
Brief Description: For my owls i am going to show my mastery of transfiguration , by taking one thing and changing it to another. It will utilize my vanishing and conjuring spells , by transfiguring a large amount of supplies into a finished product. when complete it will have a dual purpose as a decorative book and a scrap/smash book.

plan of action-
step 1: find hardcover book
step 2: removed pages
step 3: glue pages
step 4: pick photos, paper and embelishments
step 5: figure out the rest of the steps

pattern/techniques used - making it up as i go
materials using- anything and everything i have in my stash
expected timeline - must be complete by april the 23rd, as i am taking it to australia with me to give to him for his 50th.

wish me luck - of course no slytherin needs it  ;D

Read more: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.0#ixzz2wIggAmVX


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on March 18, 2014 05:38:35 AM
Wow, samash! Way to jump in with both feet - really looking forward to seeing your stuff :-)

I have an owl whinge, if you'll indulge me...
I have about 3 rows to go to finish my owl... And i ran out if wool (Grrrr!) ... And for nearly a fortnight the site has been out of stock of my colour - they won't even let me back order it so I'm having to check every day.... And i just want to get it done already!!! RARR!

In other news, my newt is going well and on schedule :-) we're in tech for the incoming company so I'm not about much but i should have a couple of projects to post when i get some time with my laptop instead of my phone  ;D it's hard to post but I've been talking all your stuff, you guys are so cool


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: samash90 on March 18, 2014 06:26:20 AM
Thats gotta ve frustrating noodle - bug , hope they get it soon.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: DragonChilde on March 18, 2014 07:26:23 AM
Welcome to Slytherin samash90! We are very glad to have you. Just to make sure things are clear, you may only have one OWL and one NEWT in progress at a time. Parts of your proposal are written as if you are talking about two OWLs.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pinkleo on March 18, 2014 08:01:46 AM
Oops!!! Sorry about that pinkleo!  I have corrected the empty spot...it was meant to be for Potions...
No prob....and thank you! :-*



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: AnnoyingBigSister on March 18, 2014 08:38:28 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride:Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean challenge, sugared violet. 
House: Huffelpuff
Project Name:Clay Espeon
Brief Description:"Professor Dumbledore, I present, Espeon." Katie said, as a lilac animal entered the room. ''Let me guess, It's a Pokemon.'' ''Psychic-type evolution of Eevee sir.'' The Espeon flicked it's two-tipped tail. ''Ve.'' ''Well... The requirements ARE something purple and sparkly. But this Espeon is not sparkly.'' Katie smiled and said ''Espeon.'' The Psychic-type evolution of Eevee stood. Katie held out her hand and the Espeon took what was in it, walked up to Professor Dumbledore, and gave him a small sleeping Espeon made out of clay. ''Espe'' it said, happy. ''Well...  The clay one  is sparkly.'' He said. ''Congratulations! Very nice work!''
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pinkleo on March 18, 2014 09:22:53 AM
~*The Spring Term is well on its way.  I'm unsticking this thread.  It is sure to remain near the top, and if you replied in this thread, then it will appear in your "Replies to Your Posts".*~


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on March 18, 2014 09:27:47 AM
Samash! Welcome to Slytherin!

AnnoyingBigSister: your pokemon figure is so cute!

Midkiffsjoy: The bone workings is amazing...I'm a little weird about bones so I couldn't work with them but your results are gorgeous.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on March 18, 2014 10:28:50 AM
sammylouise40 I canít believe thatís sand and not sugar! Itís lovely! And the other two are just as adorable! The cake is awesome! Clever idea for the board! I love your choice of duct tape!
margaron Itís looking awesome, I canít to see it when itís finished!
pinkleo I love the colors of the blanket square and the spring cloth has such lovely happy, springy colors! The quilt is awesome! What a great idea to use up all that extra yarn! I love the Spew hat colors!!!
Acadian Driftwood Wow! Awesome job, it looks great! The wallets are awesome, I love the colors!
pottermouth  Heís adorable! And thanks for the tutorial, Iím going to have to try it!
Moonflame The scarf is looking amazing!!! I canít wait to see it finished! And those arm warmers are gorgeous!!!
blupaisan The cuffs look fantastic! They turned out awesome! The earrings are adorable!
seeuudee  WOW! Those wings look awesome!
MamanTattoo The coat turned out amazing!!! It looks so warm and cozy!
netchez That pattern is lovely and the colors go so well together!
coulsenl The flowers are lovely! I love the combination of drawing and sewing, clever! I love the bird drawings especially the phoenix!
ErinAquaheart The necklace is gorgeous and what an awesome baby blanket! I love the colors! And your not chucks, are great! I love how sparkly they are! Your fairy drawing is awesome! And the pink giraffe is so cute!!!!
midkiffsjoy That hook is awesome!!! I love how it looks!
samash90 Canít wait to see it finished!!! Welcome to Hogwarts!!!
AnnoyingBigSister Espeon is adorable! I can never decide what to evolve my Eevee into!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: midkiffsjoy on March 18, 2014 11:05:39 AM
ErinAquaheart- I've always been really weird about bones too.  They always creeped me out.  I just KNEW that some kind of parasite that would kill me lived in them.  When I was a kid, I'd pick them up in a towel and then put them in a tub of bleach to clean them until they fell apart. :(  The irony is the feathers I picked up and stuck in my hair likely had more living in them than the bones.  LOL  Mites would always eat the feathers ragged.  And I've always been in love with leather.  Then I watched YouTube videos on bone carving and saw that everyone was buying their bones at the pet stores.  Chew bones.  *headesk*  That was even weirder to me.  LOL  (Not dogs chewing on bones, I'm used to that.  Using dog chew bones as carving material.)  The one that I'm still working up to is making something for AnnoyingBigSister out of Candy.  In Texas it is illegal to bury a horse on your property.  O.O  smh  Her horse Candy died in her late 20's a few years ago and has had to stay out in the pasture as she fell.  :(  ABS would like me to make her a charm or something as a memorial.  It's a whole 'nother kind of weird when you knew the animal than it being from some random cow raised for hamburgers (though we had plenty of those around when I was growing up too).

The REAL irony is that as a kid I would pick up dry cow pats with my bare hands to get the grubs that live under all cow pats to go fishing with.  *headesk*  Gotta love the 70's/80's.   


Title: ~* pinkleo's Sugar Violet Bean*~
Post by: pinkleo on March 18, 2014 12:49:56 PM
Challenge: Bertie Bott's Sugar Violet Bean, a craft inspired by Petunia Dursley
SPEW: n/a
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: A Very Muggle Dishcloth
Brief Description: Petunia Dursley is a stereotypical middle-class housewife who keeps her home impeccably clean.  One can see how she perceives cleanliness as a way to keep up her good-standing with muggles as she spends the day cleaning and cooking in preparation for the dinner with Mr. & Mrs. Mason...of course she forces Harry to do chores while she prepares roast pork and a huge pudding of whipped cream and sugared violets.  So I present to you a very muggle, non-magical dishcloth that I'm sure even Petunia would approve of.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: midkiffsjoy on March 18, 2014 02:02:47 PM
A really cool thing I discovered (and forgot to mention in my post) when I googled Petunia was that her maiden name is Evans.  She and Lily were both an Evans.  My second husband's grandmother was a Welsh WWII war bride whose maiden name was Evans.  That makes AnnoyingLittleSister cousins with Harry Potter!!!!  LOL!!! :D  That is just SO COOL!!!  She's a VERY happy 4yo. :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: samash90 on March 18, 2014 02:49:01 PM
Welcome to Slytherin samash90! We are very glad to have you. Just to make sure things are clear, you may only have one OWL and one NEWT in progress at a time. Parts of your proposal are written as if you are talking about two OWLs.

Thank you for the welcome DragonChilde. It is only one OWL /one project , it just happened to meet both options , so i wasn't sure weather to say both or pick one. thank you for pointing it out , il try to be clearer next time :)

Thanks for the welcome Erinaquaheart :)

me 2 badwolf hopefully i get there

I love the colours in the dishcloth pinkleo

thanks for having me everyone (i apologize in advance as i am a chatterbox)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Ant Bee on March 18, 2014 08:00:57 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic/Quidditch: Hit a Bludger
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Blackberry Soap Saver
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques/recipe used, any fun tips, etc.) The Blackberry symbolizes Healing, protection and money.  I chose the Blackberry stitch for this little scrap-buster for the user to use to help visualize healing energy as they scrub-a-dub-dub their aches away in the tub. 

It could also be used to visualize being showered with riches or for sudsy visual aids during protection spells.


For the Quidditch match: The yarn is Lily Sugar&cream left over from my Swiffer pads made ages ago.

Project Picture:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629217)  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629216)



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: AnnoyingLittleBrother on March 18, 2014 08:09:08 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride:Bertie Bott Sugared Violet
SPEW: (If your item is for charity, enter that here; if not leave blank or add n/a.)
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Origami Elephant
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description:In Victorian times elephants were very popular, so I made a purple Origami elephant.
Project Picture:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: DragonChilde on March 18, 2014 10:20:18 PM
Huge batch of comments coming up
noodle-bug~ That is a really cute card. Great unexpected color for the zebra. I love the Pi hat! It looks really cozy.
pinkleo~ Great square, as always. SPEW work is a fantastic way to start the term. I really like the colors for your spring clean cloth and the baby block. Beautiful ghan. It looks wonderfully eclectic. Lovely baby hats, awesome colors. That dishcloth sure does remind me of Petunia.
BadWolf314~ Yay completed OWL. It looks fantastic! I can't wait for the bean bag chair. That chair looks great so far. A Pi pie! *squeeeee* It warms my nerdy heart. I really like your mosaic violet. The sparkly bits are wonderful.
Acadian Driftwood~ Lovely purse. Yet another organized craft room. It looks great! Yay completed OWL! The wallets all turned out great. I especially like the green and brown ones.
Nicajeanie~ Beautiful square, the colors are fantastic.
coulsenl~ Wonderful twitterpated piece. Great use of buttons. Cute flower drawing. Great bird drawings.  What did you use to get the gold color for your phoenix?
Magpirate~ Fantastic cushion. I love the colors.
Ant Bee~ Its good to see you, you were missed last term. Adorable knigtly hat. That soap saver looks fantastic. I adore the colors.
ErinAquaheart~ Great paintings! Your DapperApple Hamlet made me laugh. Fantastic wood texture as well. Happy belated birthday! Beautiful washcloths, the colors are stunning. It looks like you had lots of fun with your bug doodles, they are adorable. Cute drop necklace, Iím glad you got it to hang the way you wanted it to. It is really frusterating when necklaces donít hang the way you want then to. That baby blanket looks great! I canít believe you finished it in three days. Awesome custom not-converse. Fantastic Violet fairy! She looks positively magical. Cute giraffe! I really like the colored animal paintings you have been doing lately.
pottermouth~ That French Toast sounds delish. We like to go to the bakery up the street and get European cinnamon swirl bread for French Toast. That is a very cute hippogriff. I think I will have to make one at some point. Thanks so much for the pattern and tute.
rockmygypysoul~ Lovely paining, I adore the texture and colors.
TechnicolorAquahearts~ Fantastic bear painting, I love the tree. Yay for a clean art desk!
gaudiknight~ That is a really cute little sweater. That dress came together quite nicely.
sammylouise40~ That sugared violet looks wonderful. I canít believe that the sand ended up looking so much like sugar. Lovely forget-me-not maiden. Forget-me-nots are some of my favorite flowers. I like the cake charm, it looks fiery hot. A picture frame glass is a great idea for a clay board!
magaron~ Your OWL looks to be coming along swimmingly, I canít wait to see the finished product.
Moonflame~ Yay OWL progress. I bet it is going to look fantastic! I LOVE LOVE LOVE those arm warmers. The colors are fantastic.
blupaisan~ Lovely cuff bracelets, I agree with Audania1 that they have an Alice in Wonderland vibe. Cute scissor earrings.
seeuudee~ Those are fantastic wings! I really like the fabric that you used.
MamanTattoo~ Your NEWT looks fantastic!
netchez~ That dream catcher square truly is lovely.
midkiffsjoy~ Fantastic bone hook, it looks well crafted. How did the hide tanning go? This summer I hope to figure out how to tan the hides of our rabbits.
AnnoyingBigSister~ That is a really cute Espeon.
sanash90~ Iím pretty sure it is alright for you to do both options in one OWL (or to pick just one option), the wording just threw me off a bit.
AnnoyingLittleBrother~ Great looking origami elephant!

*phew* now I'm caught up with comments (the common room still isn't updated yet, but I hope to get to that tomorrow). I'm hitting the real crunch time for my classes so I may be popping in often as a bit of stress relief (and perhaps some procraftinating).


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Inselaeffchen on March 19, 2014 09:12:30 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride:Apparition
SPEW: n/a
House:Slytherin
Project Name:Dressing up (SHHhhhhh... LV Swap item)
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description:I always wanted to travel to the Middle East - and this item of clothing was created in view of this. :)
Project Picture:




Class/Challenge/House Pride:Care of Magical Creatures
SPEW: n/a
House:Slytherin
Project Name:Something Scottish (SHHhhhhh... LV Swap item)
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: Typical Scottish, and I've used 4 colours ... as for pattern... mmmh... guess work? ;)
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: AnnoyingBigSister on March 19, 2014 09:30:39 AM
Thank you to everyone who liked my Espeon! BadWolf314, I completely agree with you! Espeon is DEFINITELY adorable!!! :D  I LOVE the Eevee Clan! They'r all so CUTE!!! {fangirl squeal}  :D  I have a AWESOME idea for Flying class! Hint, it's a original Eeveelution!!!  ErinAquaheart, I LOVE your Violet Fairy painting. It looks AMAZING!! And thank you! 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: calliemae on March 19, 2014 12:36:08 PM
OWL Subject & Option(if available): DADA option 2
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Umbridge's Knitted Afghan
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques used, materials using, plan of action, expected timeline, etc.)
For my OWL I am going to knit an afghan inspired by Professor Umbridge. I will be using multiple shades of pink for each square and I will be using red for any charted designs I choose to add to them.
My time frame for this is as follows:
Week 1: Chart out each square, determine how many I need, and make swatches to determine gage as I will be using lots of different brands of yarn, so I will be making a swatch for each ball of yarn to ensure uniformity in size.
Week 2: start knitting the plain squares.
Week 3: Continue with the plain squares and hopefully finish those ones.
Week 4: Start on the squares that will include intarsia designs.
Week 5: Start on the squares that will have fair isle designs.
Week 6 & 7: Finish the squares.
Week 8: Block the squares.
Week 9: Join the squares (the most tedious part).

Read more: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.0#ixzz2wRDHp37R


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: AnnoyingBigSister on March 19, 2014 03:20:04 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Flying class
House: Huffelpuff
Project Name: Aireon portrait
Brief Description:  ''Katie,who is this?'' Madam Hooch said, giving the 3rd year Huffelpuff and the sky blue animal in front of her a piercing glare that would make Professor Snape afraid. ''Her name is Aireon, ma'm'' Katie said, fidgeting uncomfortably. '' Air.'' said Aireon.  ''Can it fly?'' ''Yes ma'm. She can.'' Aireon bent her front legs and large, white wings swept away from her body and she launched herself into the air.  She tipped one wing and she swept into a curve that would make a Firebolt green with envy. '' Awesome job Aireon!'' Katie said as Aireon landed. '' Air!'' said Aireon, happy. ''Good job.'' Madam Hooch said finally. She smiled at Aireon. '' She should be Seeker for Huffelpuff.'' ''Aireon!'' The Flying-type evolution of Eevee said, blushing.  ''Thank you Madam Hooch.'' Katie said. ''Air!''  So there you have it!!   :D Has I hinted in my last post, Aireon is my own idea. I made up the name, I made up the fur shade and color, I made up just about everything about it!  ;D
Project Picture:


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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: jellybean89 on March 19, 2014 03:49:23 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean: Sugared Violet
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: La Mode Shawl
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For the sugared violet bean, I crocheted a shawl using a Victorian era pattern found in the La Mode Winter Book found here (http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/date.htm) (published in 1862). I added a few rows and left off the fringe and tassels.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BringMeKnitting8 on March 19, 2014 07:32:44 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride:Bertie Bots mini challenge (sugared violets)
SPEW: n/a
House:Hufflepuff
Project Name: Sweet Violets Pin
Project Page Link (if available):http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kayovel/teeny-tiny-crochet-flowers
Brief Description: This little pin, inspired the African violet sitting on my windowsill is both my favorite shade of purple and has incorporated some little bobbles from my childhood, mystical little metallic bits that invoke thoughts of lace and buttresses.
Project Picture:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kayovel/13279490813/


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 19, 2014 07:46:00 PM
Hello all you lovely new people, it's so exciting to have you here!


midkiffsjoy, that bone hook is a.ma.zing. Very cool.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: WhistleFish on March 19, 2014 09:32:44 PM
Hey there fellow HPCers! Gryffindor Tower, Muggle Studies Classroom, and History of Magic Classroom are now all updated! I've done a lot of thinking and sadly, I won't be commenting on everything/everyone this semester. I'll still be here lurking about so don't you worry...real life is just taking up a lot of time lately. (And I started my blog up again and that takes up a lot of internet time. Lol.) I will make one comment for now, though:

Acadian Driftwood
- Your wallets are amazing!!! I am in love with the yellow/gray ones. (The green ones too!)

Now for some homework to turn in!

Class: Arithmancy
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Harriet's House!
Project Page Link: None
Brief Description: We recently got a new rat - Harriet! I made her a little cozy house. I made the pattern up as I went a long and decided to study a bit of Arithmancy by starting off with a circle of EIGHT stitches then went from there. :)
Project Picture:


Class: Herbology
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Personalized Toddler Pillow
Project Page Link: On my blog (http://two-forty-six.blogspot.com/2014/03/personalized-toddler-pillow.html)
Brief Description: My little baby Bean got her very first big girl pillow...perfect to give her lots of comfort while she's cuddled in bed.
Project Picture:


Well...I thought I had a lot more to turn in but now that I think about it, I haven't taken pictures of anything. Lol. Perhaps this weekend then. Hope you're all well!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pinkleo on March 20, 2014 10:33:21 AM
~*Welcome to Hogwarts BringMeKnitting8*~

...I've done a lot of thinking and sadly, I won't be commenting on everything/everyone this semester. I'll still be here lurking about so don't you worry...real life is just taking up a lot of time lately. (And I started my blog up again and that takes up a lot of internet time. Lol.)
@WhistleFish: Do not even fret upon not commenting on everyone's projects.  We are a busy, easy-going, & understanding bunch.

To Everyone: We are a chatty bunch.  Don't let this intimidate or prevent you from posting.  Think of the HPC like stopping into the Three Broomsticks.  Pop in and chat about what's going on at the moment.  No one will be offended if you "skip" their projects during commenting.  We are all here to have fun and explore our crafty magic.  So grab a butterbeer, jump in, and have fun! ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Audania1 on March 20, 2014 01:26:18 PM
Hey everyone! I've finally got projects photographed and ready to turn in. I do apologize because it's a lot of crafts and, therefore, a lot of pictures.



Class: Astronomy
Spew: none
House: Ravenclaw
Title: Blackberry jam
Link: none I got it from the Food in Jars book
Description: I chose to take something negative and turn it into a positive. While most of the U.S. is still experiencing snow storms, we have been in a severe drought. The month of January usually has an average of 10 inches of rain. This year we had 1 inch. Itís rather depressing that we have had no Winter to speak of.  That said, no frost has hit and blackberries have been continuing to ripen and grow! I decided to make some yummy blackberry jam when I saw that packages of blackberries were on sale for $1.25!! I couldnít pass it up so I bought ALL the packages!! lol. I bought some to make a double batch of jam, some to freeze and some to eat (my kids can eat like a package a piece a day. Seriously.) The recipe was for a blackberry and sage jam, but there is no sage to be found. :(



Class: Charms
Spew: none
House: Ravenclaw
Title: Calzones
Link: I got it from the book Disneyís the Magic Kitchen Cookbook
Description: My daughterís and I made these together the other night. It took a bit of time (they are only 4 and 7) but it was a lot of fun. This book is specifically for helping get kids cooking in the kitchen and itís wonderful!! I believe this falls under Charms because the two different techniques used are the prep/cooking/baking and keeping the other eye on my kids so they donít turn the kitchen into a demolition zone!!




Class/Challenge: Lessons with Harry, Disarming catch-up
Spew: none
House: Ravenclaw
Title: Craft clean kaboom!!
Link:
Description: I cleaned the crap out of my crafting space. I live in a tiny apartment with my husband, two kiddos and my dog. My crafting space is literally 3 feet of space between the kitchen and ďdiningĒ area so when itís not clean it looks horrible. Now I can actually sew in my space again instead of moving my machine to the kids foldable table in the living room!!! Yay! lol
here's the before:



(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=622902)


(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=622903)


(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=622900)

And here's the after!! Yay!!




Class: Arithmancy
Spew: none
House: Ravenclaw
Title: Green dinosaur tales
Link: Got the tutorial here:
Description: I took the meaning of the number 8, love and friendship, and made these tails for my friend Danielle. Itís been a long time since we have physically seen each other but I miss her and we are still very close. Because I love her, I want for her son to have a rockiní dino party that I can help with from far away. This is the green batch.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629345)

Class: Divination
Spew: none
House: Ravenclaw
Title: Blue dinosaur tales
Link: http://www.running-w-scissors.com/2011/03/dinosaur-tails.html#.UytG4fRdV68
Description: I looked up at the clouds and saw dragons and dinosaurs!  I crafted tales in blue for the sky color. Here is the batch of 4 blue dinosaur tales.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629343)

Class: D.A.D.A.
Spew: none
House: Ravenclaw
Title: Yellow dinosaur tales
Link: http://www.running-w-scissors.com/2011/03/dinosaur-tails.html#.UytG4fRdV68
Description: When my husband was in the Marines, we lived over on the East coast and made great friends with another couple. The military being what it is, we all eventually moved away from each other and, sadly, have not ever gotten to meet each others children. Well, their oldest son is turning 3 and he is having a dinosaur themed party in a few weeks. While we are not able to go, we are planning a trip out there over the summer and I hope that he will enjoy these party gifts and remember that I made them with love for him. These are the four yellow tales I made for the party. In all, I made 12 tales.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629344)


Class: Apparition
Spew: none
House: Ravenclaw
Title: Bows for little dino-girls
Link: I did a major downscale version of these: http://seekatesew.com/big-huge-pink-bow-tutorial/
Description: These bows make me think of Minnie Mouse! This January, we made a trip to Disneyland and my daughters loved it. Now we are currently saving for a super magical trip to Disney World!!  I made bows to pin on the tails of the little dinosaur girls at the birthday party, but I am definitely going to make some more for my girls because they are also super cute hair accessories.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pinkleo on March 20, 2014 01:49:51 PM
Wowzers Audania!  You've been busy! ;D


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Post by: pinkleo on March 20, 2014 01:57:43 PM
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: blupaisan on March 20, 2014 05:37:51 PM
   
   




Class/Challenge/House Pride:  Bertie Bott's Beans
SPEW: (If your item is for charity, enter that here; if not leave blank or add n/a.) n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Victorian ATC shrine
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques/recipe used, any fun tips, etc.) For a Victorian Creation, I took an old box and glued music from that era on it and very old lace bits. I put a tiny stand inside and it features "my current favorite ATC" which will change whenever. Currently it is my Valentine ATC made Acadian Driftwood.
Project Picture:





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: tiamatfire on March 20, 2014 07:44:56 PM
Hi everyone!  I'm sorry I haven't been on, but I have a good excuse...



This is our newest addition, his name is Sam!  I will put up a picture of him in a few of the projects I made soon.  I'm hoping to be back crafting shortly!  He was born on March 9th so I haven't had any real opportunity yet.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: WhistleFish on March 20, 2014 07:49:16 PM
Ahhhhh! Sam! He is so adorable!!!! (And that's the best excuse for not stopping by lately. Lol.) Congrats tiamatfire! Can't wait to see what cute things you've made him. :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: coulsenl on March 20, 2014 07:51:10 PM
Squee! Baby! He is gorgeous! Congrats!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Ant Bee on March 20, 2014 07:56:41 PM
 :o
Congrats, Tia! He's sooooo cute!!

And Pinks, I love love love the analogy of popping into the Three Broomsticks- perfection!

Hope everyone is having a crafty week!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pinkleo on March 20, 2014 08:09:03 PM
awwwwwww...so sweet! Sam is adorable!

~*Congratulations tia!*~


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Audania1 on March 21, 2014 07:42:03 AM
Congratulations Tia!!! What an adorable little cutie!!! :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on March 21, 2014 10:46:52 AM
YAY TIA!

In fact - yay y'all :)  I've not been commenting much because it's hard from my phone, but I've been popping in here for regular pick me ups during what is proving to be the world's most infuriating tech and you're creativity and general loveliness has been keeping me sane

Ok. I've decided, and I hope the headmistresses will agree with me - to submit my OWL. Although I haven't finished knitting all the hoods ordered (due to yarn supply issues) I have done more than I intended when i proposed the OWL, and definitely more than 3 weeks worth! Also, with this half finished one sitting on my needles and no yarn in sight for it, I am getting angsty and would like to start a new project while i wait for wool :D

**Completed OWL**
Subject: MS
House: ravenclaw
Project: Lots of bears!
I knitted lots of bear hoods, for friends and friends of friends....
I made (proposed OWl number in strikeout, actually made number in Purple)
4 4 + a bit x 3-9 months (Brian's twins, Arthur, Stacey's youngest, Elaine's youngest grandson)
1x toddler (Elaine's middle grandson)
1 x child(Stacey's oldest)
0 1 x teen (Elaine's oldest grandson) this one already submitted as class project, included for completeness only and not eligible for marking!
1 2 x adult (Amy & Evita)

Here are some action shots (understandably, not all the recipients are comfortable with me putting pics on the internet so a handful will have to represent!)

And.....
OWL PROPOSAL
Subject - Alchemy Option 1
House: ravenclaw
Project: Elephants are made of elements
Here at Hogwarts, we learn about the elements of fire, earth, air and water. But in Muggle schools they have a whole different set of elements, and there are so many that they need a special table to organise their names on! I was listening to a They Might Be Giants song about these muggle elements and I learnt that everything is made of them, including elephants :D So I will be making a baby quilt depicting an elephant made of these elements. I will use reverse appliquť, embroidery, and hand quilting... and I will also honour magical alchemists by using the inks they create to stamp onto the fabric.  This blanket is for my friend's baby's first birthday (which was a month ago.... but... well, he's 1, he doesn't know that, right? Shh!!)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on March 21, 2014 10:50:39 AM
Congrats Tiamatfire!!  He's gorgeous! Give him lots of love from craftster friends  :-* :-* :-*

And noodle, that is just freaking adorable!!  Congrats on finishing your OWL!!

A couple of assignments to turn in...

Class: Apparition
SPEW: n/a
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Blossoms on the Mall
Brief Description: I spent a year living in DC and there's little to love as much as the Mall and when the cherry blossoms come in the spring it's incredible.  But my husband, a government teacher and politics junkie, has never been to DC!  We're working on paying down debt and when we get rid of the car note and credit card debt (I married into A LOT of debt) we will celebrate by taking a special trip - he doesn't know to where but it's totally going to be Washington!


(oil on canvas using the peak impasto method)

Class: CoMC
SPEW: n/a
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Serious Rooster
Brief Description: Well the Fwooper is not the only impressively colored bird - we all know the peacock, cardinal, phoenix, and bluebird are among the most beautiful birds alongside the Fwooper.  But we often overlook one other - a bird I personally feel represents the bright coloring of the Fwooper along with the ridiculousness that the Fwooper can cause among those who hear his song too long.  Thus I present Serious Rooster:


(oil on canvas using the peak impasto method)

Obviously, we have a strong feather pattern along with rich colors of red, blue, and yellow.

Class: Flying
SPEW: n/a
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Owl in Winter
Brief Description: Obviously, owls are quite capable of flying and I feel they are quite magical.  I imagine this one as one of the many at Hogwarts, still feeling the loss of Hedwig (as we all do).


(soft pastel on charcoal paper)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on March 21, 2014 11:02:11 AM
Beautiful Owl :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on March 21, 2014 11:39:50 AM
pinkleo I love the dishcloth pattern! Petunia would definitely approve of it!
Ant Bee Awesome soap saver! I love the colors!
AnnoyingLittleBrother Cool elephant!
Inselaeffchen Your swap items are so adorable!
calliemae I canít wait to see how it turns out! Good luck!
AnnoyingBigSister Squee!!! Sheís adorable! I think if I could have any type of Eevee it would have to be a fighting one, or a ghost, or a steel or a dragonÖ okay I still canít decide!
jellybean89 Cute shawl! I love the color!
BringMeKnitting8 Lovely pin!
WhistleFish Cute rat! She looks so happy in her awesome house! And that pillow is adorable!!! I love the colors!
Audania1 That jam looks delicious and so do the calzones! It always fun cooking with your family! Your clean craft room looks awesome and those dino tails are adorable! I think Iím going to have to make me one!
blupaisan I love that you used sheet music for your shrine!
tiamatfire AW! Congrats!!! What a cutie!!!
noodle-bug YAY!!! They turned out awesome!!! I canít wait to see how the baby blanket turns out!
rockmygypsysoul Awesome paintings and that owl is beautiful!

For my advanced studies Friday update, I've gotten all the pieces cut out for the outside layer of my bean bag chair and I finished sewing all the hearts onto the circles. I'm currently working on adding the pink lines to the big squares and then I'll get to sew all the pieces together. Unfortunately that project is going to have to take a back seat to my NEWT, as my brother's wedding is Easter weekend which is scarily only four weeks away. I did get all my pieces of wood cut out and now comes of the "fun" part sanding like crazy! I'm hoping to have that part done early next week so I can get everything glued together by next weekend. Finishing them is going to require a lot of drying time between coats of oil and varnish (which is technically supposed to cure over 51 days but that's definitely NOT going to have time to happen). Here's my lovely pile of wood that will eventually become two side tables. I'm in love with the tops and the shelves that I made, I've decided that zebra wood is some of my favorite!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: calliemae on March 21, 2014 03:02:03 PM
Oh, I love the bear hoods.

I have a question about submitting items for classes. Can I submit items I have made since March 1st, or just since I joined?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Ant Bee on March 21, 2014 03:21:23 PM
 :o
I'm loving those Bear hoods, Noodle! I'm eyeing my crazy stash and wondering if I could work them up out of what I have after I complete my current yarny project.

Meanwhile, back in the dungeons...

Advanced Studies Update.... of dooooooooom....

I...

I...

I proposed my O.W.L. project back in the fall of .... 2012... *hangs head*

Some of you were there and may remember that I had a real reason for its stall: It is a photo quilt for my sister which was centered around the best picture of us ever- a Good Sister/Bad Sister type pic of me and her on her wedding day. Well, things happened and her marriage ended and I had asked her about her feelings on photos from that day that didn't involve the hubby and she said tat it was too painful.  I was stuck. The project stalled and the cut pieces were left in a bag in the back of the cupboard under the stairs to wait a new energy and also a new center picture.

Well... Cut to 2014 and quite unexpectedly I am getting married this summer- a perfect opportunity to have a new picture of the two of us taken and give new life to this project. Yay!

So, long winded story summed up: I will be able to resume work on this poor neglected quilt over the Spring and Summer Semesters and maybe actually gift it to her for her birthday in August!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on March 21, 2014 05:03:11 PM
Congrats AntBee!  Sounds like a fabulous idea!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Ant Bee on March 21, 2014 08:16:29 PM
Thanks, Rockmygypsysoul! I am very hopeful that I will (finally) be successful!

And here's the latest...

Class/Challenge/House Pride: SOaR: Berkano, "New Beginnings"
Quidditch: Hit another Bludger!
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Little Amelia Aviator Hat
Brief Description: I chose to focus on Berkano's "New Beginnings" attributes. This little hat, pattern found here: http://www.littlestickyfingers.com/patterns/2013/6/22/newborn-aviator-hat (http://www.littlestickyfingers.com/patterns/2013/6/22/newborn-aviator-hat) is for a baby due any day now. It is supposed to be 0-3 mos sized, but I think it worked up a bit big. Probably a good thing, seeing as (one hopes) Spring is here and they shouldn't be needing the hat for much longer this season. The yarn is left-over from the Coverlet of the Seven Fandoms I did in September.
Project Picture:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629438)

... back to the stash!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: calliemae on March 21, 2014 09:47:05 PM
Fair warning: it seems like everyone I know is having babies at the moment, so I have a lot of baby gifts coming up.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Study of Ancient Runes
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Baby Cardigan in shades of green
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: My friendís baby was due on St Patrickís day, so I made a green cardigan for the little one. Since Berkano is related to birth I thought this would be appropriate.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Baby Cardigan in spring variated yarn
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: I made cardigan this as a gift for my cousinís baby shower.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Defence Against The Dark Arts
SPEW: N/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Baby Cardigan in peach
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: I have another baby shower coming  up, so I made this cardigan as part of the gift.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Pretty in Pink (cardigan)
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: The number 8 represents love, so I made this cardigan as a gift to go with the peach cardigan so that the new bundle can be wrapped up with love.
Project Picture:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: DragonChilde on March 21, 2014 10:33:22 PM
Hi all! Just popping in to let you all know that both the Slytherin Common Room and the Astronomy Tower are now up to date.

A warm welcome to Slytherin, calliemae! We are glad to have you.

Congrats Tia! What a cutie.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on March 22, 2014 06:16:17 AM
Golly you lot move quickly! So many new projects on just a day :D
Here's a couple of my own to throw into the mix

Class: SoAR
House: ravenclaw
Project: A Tech of Hexies
I'm actually having to do some work this tech rehearsal period. Shocking! And it means I can't crack on with a nice big project in the green room like I normally do. But I still have quite a bit of sitting around in the auditorium, so I decided to find a craft I could pick up and put down, and that didn't need much space... hexies!
I sorted through my fabric pile and pulled out all the bits that are too small to be really useful. I've needed a clear out for ages! and I hexied them up...
hexies are the ultimate in re-birth; I use scrap paper (usually old homework notes) that would other wise be thrown away, and odd ends of thread either left on the spool, and scraps of fabric - all reborn into something useful!
there's about a fortnight of tech worth of hexies here, and I have more fabric scraps, but I'm taking a break for a bit to work on some swaps and the prize hoop from last term

Class: astronomy
House : GO EAGLES!
project:
I mentioned to a colleague that I'd always regretted that I never learnt to draw well... and he brought me the most beautiful gift; a book of learning to draw exercises and a sketchpad and pencil. Isn't that lovely? haha, you can tell the actors are near the end of their contract, they are all terribly sentimental!!
Anyway, I am going to at least try it ... though I'm not really sure that I expect to learn to draw from a book (I must be a ravenclaw, to be even trying that, right?). And the first thing it calls for is some pre-instructional drawings so that you can judge your progress from where you began.
I did a portrait of my friend, from a photograph, and a picture of my left hand from life. I had to stop half way through the hand, as I got interpreted and then couldn't find how I had been holding it to 'pose' again (lesson one learnt.)
I couldn't get the portrait done in the allowed time, either - I must have drawn her other eye about a squilion times and couldn't get it right somehow. But everyone starts somewhere, right?!
So I am taking my negative emotions (vis lack of drawing skill) and turning them into something positive (the impetus to learn)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on March 22, 2014 06:29:31 AM
Noodle - I think they both look fantastic!  My mother told me that eyes and hands are the hardest things to draw and I think she's dead on the money!  Eyes are challenging but I think I'm okayish with them but hands?  Holy crap, no!  I am horrible with hands.  Horrible.  Yours is amazing.

I also think learning to draw from a book is an excellent idea but does require Ravenclaw patience.  My mom lent me this art book she has that covers several different mediums with step by step instructions.  Only I never have the patience to work on what they are instructing me to do so I plow along with whatever I feel like - truly a Gryffindor!  ;)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: gaudiknight on March 22, 2014 06:41:45 AM
Oh wow, noodle-bug, I am totally in awe of the number of hexies you have there.  I need to work on mine for the Wild Olive Stitch Club, but I am uninspired by my stash.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle Studies
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Closet Tidy
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: Clothes are my cleaning kryptonite.  The closet is my main dumping ground for things as I walk into my room, and I utilize the "on the floor" method of organizing more than I should.  It was time to beat back the entropy.

Before
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=629465)

After
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/13309400233/)
077 Closet Clean-out (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/13309400233/) by AluminumDryad (http://www.flickr.com/people/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: vincentvanbuck on March 22, 2014 04:09:37 PM
Firstly, I have to send out a general "hooray" for everyone's wonderful projects!  I have been following along, but things have been busy with work lately, so Craftster time at home has been limited.  Most of my crafting this month has been for the Ongoing ATC Swaps, and now that my partners have received, I can finally start posting classes!

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
"Kaguya-hime's Birth" ATC
Brief Description: The Japanese folktale "Kaguya-hime" (also known as "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter") tells the story of a princess from the Moon who is reborn on Earth and adopted by a kindly old man when he discovers her while chopping down bamboo one day.  Appropriately, Princess Kaguya's swaddling clothes are red and gold, re-emphasizing the connection with the phoenix.  This particular ATC is based off of illustrations from the "World Masterpiece Fantasy" series -- kind of like the modern Japanese equivalent of the Golden Books, every Japanese person I know under 30 grew up with these as a kid.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
"C'mere Babe" ATC
Brief Description: The number 8 symbolizes love, and with love in the air as spring begins, this card captures a tender moment in a budding relationship (perhaps from some unexpected characters!)  ;)
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
"Male Torso Figure Study" ATC
Brief Description: I too have long been dissatisfied with my drawing ability.  When I first joined the Ongoing ATC Swaps, I was too ashamed to try and draw anything free-hand, so I exclusively traced cards and/or worked in other mediums that limited the capacity of my cards to achieve the things I wanted.  Well, this season I have been working hard on my drawing, and I am really proud of the results.  In fact, I have even started abandoning my "safety net" of color, and begun working in black and white pencil drawings!  This figure study card is my first work in that realm, and I am so happy with the way it came out.
Project Picture: (Note - I don't consider this mature at all, but I understand that figure study is not everyone's cup of tea.)

 
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Edited to Add: This is my first time using the Mature Image tag, I'm not sure why it's not working (the closing tag shows up correctly in the code on my end when I click edit/modify).  ???  And a few minutes later, without me changing this part of the code, it now seems to be working -- strange indeed!

Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Spring Flower ATC
Brief Description:In my research, I learned that tulips traditionally have a connection with prosperity, and so I imbued this needle-felted card with crafty magic to wish prosperity upon its recipient and all who view it during the new spring season.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
"Reading with Grandma" ATC
Brief Description: As a child, whenever my grandmother came to visit us, the first thing my brother and I did was sit with her in the big rocking chair while she read us the same Richard Scarry book (which only she was allowed to read to us  :)).  In this card for blupaisan, I replicated that scene of reading with my grandma from my childhood, but used the Polyjuice Potion to transform us into Richard Scarry characters!  (I am represented by Lowly Worm  ;))
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: SoAR
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Easter needle-felted ATC
Brief Description: Berkano is associated with spring and fertility, and this card features two folk symbols of the major Spring holiday Easter which also represent fertility -- the rabbit and the egg.
Project Picture:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pottermouth on March 22, 2014 07:37:46 PM
Congrats on the Newest Gryffindor, tia!!! He's a beautiful baby!

Congrats also to noodle, for completing your OWL, and to Ant Bee for your upcoming wedding (and opportunity to get that photo for your quilt!).

RMGS: Serious Rooster. Love him.  :D

BadWolf: so excited to see your finished bean bag; it's going to rock!

calliemae: Welcome to the castle! Your baby cardigans are gorgeous, and I really adore the vintage patterns.

gaudiknight: yay for clean closets!

vincentvanbuck: thank you for sharing all of your ATCs, especially the Flash and Green Lantern one... :D!

Challenge: Bertie Bott's Sugared Violet
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Retro Diner Blackberry Slump
Brief Description: Mmmm, blackberries. They are so delicious it is a shame to mix them with anything, but when I do, it is with this recipe.

1 quart blackberries
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsps baking powder
1 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
dash of salt
4 Tblsps sugar
4 Tblspns melted butter
whipped cream or vanilla ice cream

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease baking dish and pour in berries. Sprinkle with 1 cup sugar.
In bowl, combine baking powder, flour, milk, salt, 4 tbsps sugar, and butter.
Pour flour mixture over berries and bake 45 minutes or until crust is light brown and filling is bubbly.
Serve with cream or ice cream. Enjoy!



Challenge: D.A. Lessons with Harry/Stunning Spell
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Old School Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Brief Description: I like to bake, my MIL is here and likes to eat cake, so I've been busy making some of her favourites.

Cast iron pan
1 stick butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
6 slices canned pineapple in heavy syrup
maraschino cherries
1/4 cup chopped pecans
3 Tbspns pineapple Juice

1 cup flour
1 tspn baking powder
1/4 salt

3 large eggs
5 Tbspns pineapple juice
1 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cast iron skillet over medium heat and melt butter. Add dark brown sugar and stir until it dissolves, 5 minutes. Remove from heat and arrange pineapple slices in pan. Place cherries in center of pineapple slices. Sprinkle nuts over the fruit and then top with the 3 Tbspns pineapple juice.

Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt) in bowl. Combine eggs, pineapple juice, sugar then add to dry ingredients. Mix just until combined. Pour batter over fruit and bake 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Allow to cool slightly then set a platter over skillet. Invert cake. Eat plain, with ice cream left over from Blackberry Slump, or for breakfast.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Ant Bee on March 24, 2014 07:06:40 AM
Thanks, Pottermouth! I really want to see this project off the WiP list! That Blackberry slump is going on my summer "to try" list. The cottage in NH where I go every summer has wild berry bushes. If I can beat the birds and deer to a few I will definitely be making this!

Cute sweaters, calliemae, Do you happen to know if those are free patterns somewhere?  I, too, seem to be surrounded by new babies this year...
 :)

Everyone's things are looking great! We've had a really strong start to the semester! 

I would love to see a few more Charity crafts on the board, anyone have something to share?  If you are looking for a charity, remember there is the S.P.E.W. specific board on craftster as well.  Bust that stash for Good!

(Side benefit: if your stash gets busted, isn't that divine authorization to buy new yarn/fabric/paints, etc.? That's how I'm gonna look at it!)

 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: coulsenl on March 24, 2014 09:23:26 AM
Challenge: DA - Mastering the Patronus
Spew: Local Hospital
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Preemie hat
I knitted up a hat to donate to the baby unit at my local hospital.


Challenge: spew
Spew: Local Hospital
House slytherin
Project name: Preemie hat
Another preemie hat.


Challenge: Spew
Spew: Local Hospital
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Preemie hat.
Another hat to donate to the baby unit.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on March 24, 2014 10:18:57 AM
Ant Bee The little aviator hat is adorable!
calliemae  The cardigans are so cute! I love how unique each of them are!
noodle-bug I love the assorted colors of hexis! And your drawings are great! I think the hand looks amazing!
gaudiknight The on the floor method is one of my favoritesÖ I use it quite a bit in my craft room which drives my husband insane. Congrats on getting it tidied up!
vincentvanbuck Awesome ATCs! I love the Richard Scarry one!
pottermouth Yum! The cake and slump both look delicious!
coulsenl  Awesome SPEW-ing!!! The hats are cute!

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Ib Shirt
Brief Description: My husband played and loved the computer game Ib. Itís a little too creepy for my taste but he really wanted me to make him a shirt with the three main characters. I used the Fwooper as my inspiration. Each character in the game was generalized by a specific color, I used these vivid colors and a brush stroke pattern as the background of the shirt. I then added the detailed parts in black.
Project Picture:


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfiguration
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Frozen Cupcakes
Project Link: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/262756959483900919/
Brief Description: I was finally able to sit down and get to watch Frozen for the first time this weekend. So in celebration, I took a break from practicing the Avifors Spell and made these cupcakes, I couldnít get the blue light from the spell out of my mind and decided to incorporate the color into the cupcakes.
Project Picture:


Class/Challenge/House Pride: House Pride
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Ravenclaw Scarf
Project Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431081#axzz2sCK8PZ00
Brief Description: I saw this tutorial and I just had to try it! Now I can support my house whenever it starts getting cold again!
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: calliemae on March 24, 2014 10:42:02 AM
Most of my patterns are the result of a lot of experimentation as I knit, though ravelry is great for free patterns, I found some cute seamless ones that I want to try out next.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 24, 2014 09:08:33 PM
A new Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean Mini-Challenge has been posted!  



What's this week's bean!?!?  Take the Portkey to the Deputy Headmistresses Office (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165751#msg5165751) to find out!


Please note you are welcome to do any, all or none of these challenges as they come up throughout the semester.  They are not intended to cause stress, but are instead intended to get your crafty Muses singing.  Neither the Headmistress or I will complete ALL the classes and challenges posted this semester.  So relax, and craft what you love.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 24, 2014 09:10:34 PM
P.S. Mistress Jennie is having computer problems and has not created a badge for this new Bertie Bott's Challenge.  I promise to do so as soon as I get back from the conference I am currently attending in TX.


ALSO, HAVE I MENTIONED THAT I'M AT A THEATRE CONFERENCE IN TX, WHERE I'LL GET TO HANG OUT WITH OUR GLORIOUS HEADMISTRESS?!?!?!?  Who's the luckiest Craftster ever?  This girl!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: WhistleFish on March 24, 2014 09:16:07 PM
BadWolf314 - I love the shirt you did! So neat!

Mistress Jennie - So cool you get to hang out with Pinkleo! Hope you two have fun!

I love the new Bean! I've got a ton of packages to send out this week so I'll have to incorporate it somehow! :D Hope everyone is doing well!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: gaudiknight on March 25, 2014 06:33:02 AM
badwolf13 - Wow, that t-shirt is amazing!  Very professional looking.  And those cupcakes look delicious.  Love the blue candy spikes!

coulsenl - Those hats look toasty warm.

pottermouth - Those desserts are making me hungry.  The blackberry slump looks especially tasty.

vincentvanbuck - I love the illustration you drew for the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.  So cute!

Time to turn in my OWL.

Owl Subject & Option Care of Magical Creatures - Option 2 - Dragons!
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Kathleen's Quilt
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description:
Dragons in Europe tend to live in caves, hoard shiny things, and bother young ladies, but in Asia they are wise creatures who live in rivers.  In order to honor my good friend leveling up in wisdom, i.e. getting her PhD, I made her a lap-sized quilt in her favorite colors, blue and green.  They always remind me of water and dragons (which also happen to be her favorite animal for an added bonus).  It seemed a good way to commemorate all the times she was in the lab being all "Science!  High Temperature Materials!" and I wandered in going "ooh, that looks like a great place to toast marshmallows, now can be go eat lunch?"  I haven't yet been able to give it to her, as she's been in Dayton scouting out the city where her new job is, but I will give it to her when she returns. I expect it to be claimed by her cat immediately afterwards.

This quilt was loosely based on Obsessively Stitching's 1st Quilt Ever tutorial, which I highly recommend.  I have made disappearing nine-patches before but I winged the pattern a bit more than usual (resulting in a smaller size) and quilted something other than "stitch in the ditch" + an extra line through the middle of each block.  I went on the diagonals this time, which was a first for me, marking them out in chalk before I did so (also unusual, usually I just eye-ball everything).  As always, hand sewing the binding was my favorite part.  The mitered corners turned out great, which was a relief because I had well and truly mucked them up on the last quilt I made.

Project Picture:

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/13402754725/)
Kathleen's Quilt (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/13402754725/) by AluminumDryad (http://www.flickr.com/people/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr


 (https://flic.kr/p/mqoN4j)Front & Back (https://flic.kr/p/mqoN4j) by AluminumDryad (http://www.flickr.com/people/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: coulsenl on March 25, 2014 11:50:15 AM
Gorgeous quilt Gaudiknight!

I am excited to get planning for the new bean flavour.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Inselaeffchen on March 25, 2014 03:00:54 PM
Still here, just busy busy busy at the moment ... :o Planning on pinning tomorrow, and updating the Alchemy Dungeon.

LOVING all the items coming in!! Well done Noodle-bug on finishing your OWL (are those the knit or crochet hoods? And if knitted ... how DO you do it? Never used circular needles for continuous knitting  :o ) BadWolf314 - that T'shirt looks amazing ... I've got some Silhouette goodies coming my way when the inlaws come back from USA in April! ;) Might have to ask you for IYP swap in the next round... ;)

Lots of yummie food out there!! :) Getting hungry!

As for Muggle studies - I had a "cleaning vibe" last weekend and tidied things in the garden (planting & re-potting) and "decluttered" my "infusions" cupboard (Tea, hot choc & coffee) - and I can't believe I blimming didn't take a before photo! So will have to tackle another cupboard, me thinks!! ;)

Right ... off to watch some TV with hubby and then off to bed.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on March 25, 2014 05:18:34 PM
The Ib tee is fab (never heard of it, but looks great!) and loving the quilt :) Top work as always, y'all!


LOVING all the items coming in!! Well done Noodle-bug on finishing your OWL (are those the knit or crochet hoods? And if knitted ... how DO you do it? Never used circular needles for continuous knitting 


they're knitted :) tbh I don't mind circular needles, as long as the pattern is written for them (otherwise you have to flip the k/p of every other row which is so appealing I've never attempted it!). Only the yoke is actually all the way around, the hood part is just knitted flat. I did do all of the smallest baby size ones on straight needles (couldn't find small enough circs) then just sewed up the yoke with mattress stitch (badly, tbh :D ) - this patterns so simple that it wasn't an issue (just stocking stitch)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: WhistleFish on March 25, 2014 11:57:12 PM
Fly by post! Whoooosh! ;)

Class: Astronomy
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Easy Crochet Ribbed scarf
Project Page Link: Blog Post (http://two-forty-six.blogspot.com/2014/03/easy-crochet-ribbed-scarf.html)
Brief Description: While studying Pleiades, I decided to focus on the number seven, for the "seven sisters." And just like the seven stars, the seven ribs of this scarf come together to form one unifying thing. In this case, a nice cozy scarf for my uncle.
Project Picture:
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on March 26, 2014 06:18:35 AM
Class: Alchemy
House: ravenclaw
Project: Bag - belt
My handbag died! I love this bag; it's the right size, colour, has good pockets... I've worn it pretty much everyday for 3 years. But the clasp broke and I live in London so I can't carry a bag that doesn't do up securely.
I drew inspiration from The Monster Book of Monsters and created a new closure with a belt; I riveted the belt to the bag so that the buckle acts to hold the bag closed. I set the rivets with a hammer in some places, and with a rivet setter in others (the arm on my setter is short so couldn't reach the deepest ones) - and I was careful to make sure the pockets are all still usable
how's that for rising from the ashes and coming back more beautiful than ever?
I might decide to shorten the hanging end of the belt if it gets annoying, but right now I love how it looks


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Moonflame on March 26, 2014 08:37:01 AM
Wow!  You guys are all making SUCH AMAZING THINGS!!  I'm really slow off the blocks this semester, but I have some projects in the works.  I wish I had more time to comment! 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Audania1 on March 26, 2014 12:25:54 PM
NEWT subject proposal: Arithmancy
House: Ravenclaw
Title: A Frozen Spectacular!
Description: I am in the Frozen swap and it requires a large medium and small items. For the large, I am going to make her 8 year old an Elsa costume that she could also use for special occasions or church as well as a costume for fun. I am going to make it with removable mesh sleeves and a removable cloak/cape. I am also going to crochet her daughter a pair of mittens like Anna wears when she is in her Winter outfit. I will be using the Afghan stitch because there is also embroidery on the back of each. Elsa has snowflakes in her hair and I am going to make barrettes and bobby pins for her daughter. If I do end up having extra time, I am going to make another pair of mittens for my partner herself. This will take me at least 5 weeks to complete as I am having to mash up several patterns together and adjust sizing on certain pieces. I have placed this under Arithmancy because I will have to do mega amounts of geometry on resizing and meshing the pieces together. As well, I will have to do math for the mittens in the pattern itself as well as the cross stitching on the back.


Hey there wonderful Headmistresses! I was just checking up and saw that my N.E.W.T. isn't up on the list on the first page yet. I'm trucking along though!! Here is my prompt again in case you needed to see it.

Also my Muggle Studies O.W.L. was completed ;-)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Inselaeffchen on March 26, 2014 03:22:14 PM
Ok... the Pinterest Board (http://www.pinterest.com/inselaeffchen/hpc-spring-2014/) is up to date again...

Just to let you know that some Class assignments have NOT been pinned, as I am not able to pin those thumbnail photos. :o If you want to change your photos from Thumbnail to normal size, please do so and I'll check back and pin them as well. Best to let me know that you have changed the photo though.

Noodle-bug - LOVE your Alchemy item!! WHAT a transformation! Are you keeping the belt that long or cutting it shorter?

Still no craftyness here - I'm still working on things ...


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on March 26, 2014 03:53:04 PM
I think I'm gonna keep it long, for now anyway - i like how it looks. If it gets annoying I can always shorten it later. I was so glad when i had the idea - I've just gotta the original bag leather nice and battered up so i was really bummed at the thought of losing it


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 26, 2014 08:55:05 PM
Class: Flying
Quidditch: Bludger to Gryffindor (stash project)
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Hummingbird hoop
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432416.0
Brief Description: I've been studying the hummingbird for my lessons, and I've learned a lot about quick turns and high-energy flying! I hope you'll all see the results in my Quidditch performance. :D



Class: Charms
Quidditch: Goal (fabric thrifted)
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Spring card wallet
Brief Description: This project was my first experiment with ribbon embroidery! I definitely don't have the right ribbon to work with, but it was fun to try. Mediums: sewing, ribbon embroidery.



Challenge: DA - Mastering the Patronus
SPEW: Baby Ward Adoption
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Water drops wallet
Brief Description: Some folks I know through etsy are raising money to adopt a child. I donated this wallet to their silent auction, and hope it attracts some bids for them! This adoption will surely bring hope to all involved.
https://www.facebook.com/limelightphotographyokc/posts/620471214705620?stream_ref=10



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on March 27, 2014 02:17:35 AM
Beautiful humming bird


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: gaudiknight on March 27, 2014 08:31:13 AM
Acadian Driftwood - I love the fabric for the card-holder.  Great thrift find!

noodle-bug - That's a clever fix!  The belt matches the purse really well too - it looks like they were meant to go together.

Whistlefish - That scarf looks super warm and skwishy.

Class: Flying
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Paper Cut Crow
Project Page Link: Made using this template (http://papercutting.blogspot.com/2013/10/template-tuesday-steampunk-crow.html) from Cindy Bean at Scherenschnitte (http://papercutting.blogspot.com/)
Brief Description: Crows and Ravens are very magical birds - from Australian trickster to Odin's Huginn and Muninn, they pop up all over the place.  They are also super smart, so if any bird was able to get steampunk technology to work, they'd be the ones.

(https://flic.kr/p/muimyZ)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on March 27, 2014 01:38:27 PM
gaudiknight The quilt is amazing! I love the pattern and colors! Awesome steampunk crow! I love it!
WhistleFish The scarf looks so warm and cozy!
noodle-bug Yes, definitely an awesome example of the Phoenix! I love how it turned out!
Acadian Driftwood The hummingbird is gorgeous and I love the wallets!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 27, 2014 05:53:53 PM
Hey there wonderful Headmistresses! I was just checking up and saw that my N.E.W.T. isn't up on the list on the first page yet. I'm trucking along though!! Here is my prompt again in case you needed to see it.

Also my Muggle Studies O.W.L. was completed ;-)

Hi Audania1.  The reason your OWL's & NEWTs haven't been updated, is because neither of us has been able to update House Points & Advanced Studies yet.  I have just moved to a new city, and am now currently at a conference for work.  We hope one of us will be able to update on Monday or Tuesday.  And just FYI, if you're wondering if we missed your post when we were updating, scroll down to the bottom of the post you are checking, and you'll see a time stamp of the last time that post was edited.  If the post was edited AFTER your post, then we missed it.  If the post was last edited BEFORE you posted, we haven't gotten to it yet.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on March 27, 2014 06:05:50 PM
I'm BAAAACK!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

My liver resection surgery went really well! So well that I didn't have to spend any time in ICU at all.  And I am already home...and it hasn't even been a full week.  Ya...I'm still in tons of pain. And ya....I can't even sit up for any extended period of time but the good news I got after my surgery makes all of that worth it.  Not only did the actual surgery go really well, my surgeon in pretty sure he got everything.  He took out the lobe that had the big tumor on it and actually took a picture so that I could see it!  I won't share the pic even though I think its amazing...and then he told me that after exploring my liver with an ultrasound couldn't find any of the other tumors, not even tiny traces of them, to burn out!  Happy happy happy me!

Anyway, I still will be slow getting things running again.  I looked at all the projects that I missed and loved them all.

Have to brag to my CoMC students for their amazing work!

Gypsy:  Your rooster painting is amazing! Lots of bold colors and patterns.  You definitely have an affinity for these beautiful birds! Magical and non alike!

BadWolf:  That is a very cool t-shirt!  I haven't heard of IB...but the colors are spot on for the kinds we see in our fwoopers!

Guadiknight: Your OWL turned out absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on finishing it!

Tiamatfire: CONGRATS!  Baby Sam is precious!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on March 27, 2014 06:40:34 PM
I have been working on this NEWT for over a year!  I believe that it will take me a lot of time to do the other half of the series.  I have messaged our wise headmistresses about going ahead and turning in what I have as one NEWT and then submitting the other half as another NEWT when I feel more inspired again...

So here it is:

COMPLETED NEWT
Class: Astronomy
SPEW: NA
Project Name: Six of the Zodiac
Project Description: Six different zodiac signs all done in intricate patterns with watercolor. The six done in this NEWT are: Ares, Pisces, Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, and Aquarius. Sorry for the varying sizes of pic...still don't know how to fix that....
All six



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Post by: Mamaneedles on March 27, 2014 06:43:48 PM
Oh Erin what wonderfull news!!! I'm so happy for you!!! WONDERFULL NEWT!

And Hello Baby Sam! Bienvenue dans notre monde! :D

I will post soon, my camera came back from the dead, yay! But- the local PO closed, I don't know why, but now it's a car ride to post something... So the 2 prices are packaged but unsent. I'm supposed to go tomorrow!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ladychris2010 on March 27, 2014 08:17:50 PM
Such wonderful things. Too bad all my attention has been going towards something I was trying to do for a detention challenge project. But this thing seems to take forever lol.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Audania1 on March 27, 2014 09:39:33 PM
Hey there wonderful Headmistresses! I was just checking up and saw that my N.E.W.T. isn't up on the list on the first page yet. I'm trucking along though!! Here is my prompt again in case you needed to see it.

Also my Muggle Studies O.W.L. was completed ;-)

Hi Audania1.  The reason your OWL's & NEWTs haven't been updated, is because neither of us has been able to update House Points & Advanced Studies yet.  I have just moved to a new city, and am now currently at a conference for work.  We hope one of us will be able to update on Monday or Tuesday.  And just FYI, if you're wondering if we missed your post when we were updating, scroll down to the bottom of the post you are checking, and you'll see a time stamp of the last time that post was edited.  If the post was edited AFTER your post, then we missed it.  If the post was last edited BEFORE you posted, we haven't gotten to it yet.

I wasn't trying to upset anyone, so I am sorry if I did. I didn't notice the time stamp thing but I completed my OWL last semester. Have fun at the conference tho! :)


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Post by: gaudiknight on March 28, 2014 05:36:26 AM
Erin Aquaheart - Wow!  Those paintings are amazing!  I wish I could zoom in and see all the details, but they are simply gorgeous.  Hope your Muse lets you do the others at some point, because I can't wait to see what you come up with.

In honor of Advance Studies Friday I would like to post my own NEWT Proposal.  

Ahem...

NEWT Subject: Arithmancy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: [Insert Something Clever Here]
Brief Description:
Seven is the number of the counting, and the number of the counting shall be seven.  Yes, it's the same number as the OWL requirement, but the significance of 7 goes back further than the work of Bridget Wenlock.  There are seven days in a week, seven wonders of the ancient world, seven (or more) geese in a gaggle, we sail the seven seas, tell stories about seven dwarves, and the list just keeps going.

For my NEWT I shall run seven times around the seven hills of Rome ... wait a minute, that's not quite right.  

For my NEWT I shall spend seven weeks working up seven patterns that were very generously given to me by a lady in the doll hobby.  These patterns will need a bit of resizing and tweaking to make them fit my own doll, and include details like set in sleeves, peter pan collars, and cuffs, and most don't include assembly instructions.   I avoid these sorts of things in human sized clothing, so making them on a 1/6 scale is going to be a real challenge.  I was given eight patterns total so this gives me a bit of wiggle room if one just doesn't turn out at all.  The time-scale should allow me to finish one dress a week while still keeping some time available for extra curricular crafting to avoid burn-out.  And with any luck I should be able to do this project almost entirely from stash.


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 28, 2014 06:15:27 AM
I wasn't trying to upset anyone, so I am sorry if I did. I didn't notice the time stamp thing but I completed my OWL last semester. Have fun at the conference tho! :)

Oh, no one is upset dear.  I'm just typing on my phone between conference sessions, so I was writing as brief a message as I could.  Sorry if it sounded snappy.  It wasn't meant to. :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: samash90 on March 28, 2014 03:33:32 PM
I love the vast range of stuff everyone's making , I have been amassing my classes/challenges so i don't spam the board. I should be putting up what i have done so far tonight which will be my first contribution - go Slytherin  8)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: samash90 on March 29, 2014 05:43:55 PM
baby sam is adorable and shares my name :) , right time to get posting these classes.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Slytherin
Quidditch: Hit a Bludger at Hufflepuff
SPEW: N/a
Project Name: Fwooper
Brief Description: I created a smash page inspired by the Fwooper  with its brightly-colored plumage. Its vivid pink feathers influenced this page using three patterns in the one vivid pink colour (although the photo doesn't do this justice, but u get the idea). I created this page to remind my ten year old sister that she is beautiful inside and out and has a vivid personality akin to the Fwooper.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
House: Slytherin
Quidditch: N/A
SPEW: N/a
Project Name: Pheonix
Brief Description: I created a smash page inspired by the red and gold colours depicting the Pheonix.
Project Picture:


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy
House: Slytherin
Quidditch: Hit a Bludger at Ravenclaw
SPEW: N/a
Project Name: Pleiades
Brief Description: In astronomy, the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, is an open star cluster. this smash page is inspired by the seven stars and is therefore consists of seven sections created from left over scraps from my OWL. It has two journaling cards that slip in at the top and the bottom for hidden journaling.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy
House: Slytherin
Quidditch: Hit a Bludger at Gryfindor
SPEW: N/a
Project Name: Friendship
Brief Description: The number 8 is the symbol of friendship, so I created this smash page using left over pieces in my stash from other projects. It is an old picture of me and my friend from 2009.
Project Picture:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on March 29, 2014 07:11:45 PM
samash90--> Oh! your pages are lovely!  I adore how you layer. And as your CoMC prof. I have to say you really are spot on with the patterns...aren't Fwoopers lovely creatures!!!

BEWARE: PICTURE HEAVY!!!

And after throwing several curses and pleading with my camera and computer I think I have finally figured out how to get all my pictures to be large...so I wanted to toot my NEWT horn a little more with individual pictures of each of the completed zodiac paintings.  First three are 6x6 and next three are 9x12.
Aries


Cancer


Gemini


Pisces


Virgo


Aquarius


much better....some are a little blurry...but at least you can see the details.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 29, 2014 07:28:54 PM
Wow, those really are stunning! I love Aquarius the best :D


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Post by: samash90 on March 30, 2014 12:42:28 AM
Thanks ErinAquaHeart , I love your newt pics , espically Pisces , I'm a Pisces  :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on March 30, 2014 12:41:40 PM
I love the idea to leave pockets for hidden journalling :) and. erin, your work is always stunning

Class: HoM
house: ravenclAWESOME
Project:
This batch of hexies (the last of my scrap-stack... for now, anyway) includes several with floral prints, including some daisies. I think that's appropriate as daisies traditionally mean patience (amongst other things) and this sort of hand-quilting definitely requires that!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pottermouth on March 30, 2014 02:24:58 PM
Class: CoMC
SPEW:n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Finis
Brief Description: The Craftster vs. Pin Craftalong (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432270.0#axzz2xTyo9nub) prompted this project; I chose two pins and incorporated them into a mixed media sorta thing. There's plenty of colour in the finches (Nintendo Power posters) and lots of pattern (the woven Encylcopaedia Britannica paper, seed beads, raised finches,  and tissue tree).



Class: DADA
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Passel of Puppets
Project Page Link (if available): Pattern Here (http://www.innerchildcrochet.com/patterns/pppp_kids.html)
Brief Description: I had the pleasure of making some little finger puppets for the beautiful MamanTattoo, someone that I've always admired and have recently gotten to know a bit better.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Inselaeffchen on March 30, 2014 02:47:23 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: DA - Stunning Spell (Catch up)
SPEW: N/A
Quidditch: Hit a bludger at Gryffindor
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Mini Pies for little Hobbitses
Project Page Link (if available): N/A

Brief Description: I had a tin of pie filling in our cupboard for ages (well, still in date), and as it's PI Month, I decided to make some little individual pies for my girls.

Shortcrust Pastry
325g plain flour (plus extra for rolling)
175g cold butter, cut into cubes
1 large egg, beaten
1 egg, beaten, for glazing
2 tbsp caster sugar (preferably golden)

Instructions
Put the flour and butter in a food processor and blitz on the pulse setting until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
With the motor running, add the beaten egg and blend until the mixture forms a ball.

Use 2 different sizes of circle cutters to cut pastry circles, add bigger ones to a muffin tin, add pie filling and top off with the smaller pastry circle.
Use a fork or knife to make small holes into the pies for steam.
Brush beaten egg over pastry to glaze
Sprinkle with caster sugar.

Bake in the centre of a pre-heated oven for 20 minutes (pre-heated to 200 degrees Celsius / Fan 180 degrees Celsius) or until the pastry is crisp and golden.

Project Picture:



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Post by: DragonChilde on March 31, 2014 02:26:47 PM
Insleaffchen~ Lovely LV outfits. They are both very cute. Those mini pies look delicious.
AnnoyingBigSister~ I think it's really cool that you invented your own Eevee evolution. Wonderful colors!
jellybean89~ That shawl looks fantastically warm.
BringMeKnitting8~ Those pins look fantastic! I am envious of your crocheting abilities.
WhistleFish~ Cute rat. She is lucky to have such a wonderful new home. I love that pillow. It reminds me of the night sky and stargazing. Lovely scarf. I really like the color.
Audania1~ That jam looks delicious. Homemade jam is the best. Those calzones look yummy too. Yay clean craft area! Those dinosaur tales and bows are adorable.
blupaisan~ Lovely ATC shrine, I really like the use of sheet music.
noodle-bug~ Yay OWL! Fantastic hoods. They are so cute. That is a lot of hexies. I love all the colors. I've always found eyes and hands hard to draw. Your bag looks amazing. I like the touch of color added by the belt.
rockmygypsysoul~ Lovely oil paintings. That owl is positively gorgeous. Great job on the wings.
Ant Bee~ Cute little hat.
calliemae~ Wonderful little sweaters. I especially like the one in different shades of green.
gaudiknight~ Yay for a clean closet! It looks really nice. That is a lovely quilt. I adore the colors. Fantastic looking crow.
vincentvanbuck~ Great ATCs! I really like the felted ones.
pottermouth~ That Blackberry Slump looks delicious as does the pineapple upside-down cake. That is a beautiful mixed media piece. I love all the layers. Cute puppets.
coulsenl~ Lovely baby hats.
BadWolf314~ I really like the composition of the Ib shirt you made. Those cupcakes look fantastic. That Ravenclaw scarf looks really warm indeed.
Acadian Driftwood~ Adorable hummingbird hoop. I like the way you filled in the ends of the blue swirls. Both of those wallets are beautiful.
ErinAquaheart~ Congratulations on completing your NEWT. All of the paintings are gorgeous.
samash90~ Lovely smash pages. I really like the variety of colors and patterns.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Apparition
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Yggdrasil Pendant
Project Page Link: None
Brief Description: Yggdrasil is the tree central to most Norse mythology, it connects all nine reams. If you can get to the tree you can get to anywhere in the realms.
Project Picture:

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Persephone’s Dark Days
Project Page Link: None (yet)
Brief Description: Persephone was a goddess of spring who became queen of the underworld when she was kidnapped by Haides. She must spend 6 months of the year in the underworld owing to the six pomegranate seeds that she ate while there. This necklace was made using the Day and Night pendant that I turned in at the end of last term. I would like to think that Persephone found light in the midst of her darkness and used that energy to create something positive.
Project Picture:

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Charms
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Valknut
Project Page Link: none
Brief Description: The valknut symbolizes the 9 realms of Norse mythology, joined by Odin. This project required sawing with a jeweler’s saw as well as soldering.
Project Picture:

Class/Challenge/House Pride: DADA
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Lumos
Project Page Link: none
Brief Description: Last term the lovely Linakins made a unicorn badge that became to stepping stone for a personal swap. I would consider her to be a new friend. This piece was a part of the package that I sent to her. The embroidery is done on a page of a damaged copy of PoA that I picked up at a used bookstore for art projects. I used glow in the dark embroidery thread and burned the edges of the paper using a lit stick of incense.
Project Picture:

Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Tree
Project Page Link: none
Brief Description: For my 18th birthday, my mom took my sister and me to a tree grafting class. I got to make my very own apple tree. Apple blossoms represent love, fertility, and peace. The tree will be able to live in a pot it’s whole life due to the dwarfing rootstock, which will enable it to bring harmony and peace to wherever I live.
Project Picture:

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Forget-me-not ring
Project Page Link: none
Brief Description: This ring is made out of sterling silver, which could be considered a luxury or difficult to source (read – expensive) material. The original design had forget-me-not flowers on it but that aspect of the design was very hard to realize.
Project Picture:

Class/Challenge/House Pride: SoAR
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Dragon Eggs
Project Page Link: none
Brief Description: The rune berkano represents rebirth and new beginnings. I cannot think of a more appropriate symbol for such a rune. These dragon eggs embody the same things as the rune we are berkano.
Project Picture:


I made some small progress with my NEWT this week. I composed two scrying chants and I am now ready to move on to tasseomancy. If you are interested in taking a look at the information I have gathered so far, it can be found here (https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=EC99D799138001EF!107&authkey=!AMxReZJ4G-cG7sM&ithint=file%2c.docx)

The Slytherin Common Room and Astronomy Tower are now up-to-date.

I have a question for the Slytherin students… What sort of common room challenge would you be interested in me organizing this term? I would love to do some sort of house competition or extra credit challenge but I want your suggestions.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Audania1 on March 31, 2014 10:21:46 PM
Hey I just thought I'd put it out there if anyone (like Me) loves the Once Upon a Time series there's now a swap for that ;)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432502.0#axzz2xbiSH9OS


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Post by: Moonflame on April 01, 2014 06:56:56 AM
Acadian Driftwood  Wow!  I love your hummingbird hoop SO MUCH!  And your wallets are beautiful!

Gaudiknight Your steampunk crow is AWESOME!!

ErinAquahearts CONGRATS on the successful surgery!!  That's great news!  And your watercolours are AMAZING!  I love the intensity.  Just gorgeous!

Samash90  Your Smash pages are so inspiring!  I love them!  Now I want to skive off everything I'm supposed to do today and Smash instead! :D

Noodle-bug  Adorable hexis!!  Do you mostly use them here and there, or do you have a big project in mind for them?

Pottermouth  I <3 your mixed media pic so much!  Awesome!  And those finger puppets are soooo cute!

Inselaffchen  Those hobbit pies look scrummy!  I believe I will attempt them here.  I still haven't found a fab GF pie crust, but this will give me a reason to experiment! :)

DragonChilde  Wonderful jewellery!  And your altered page is soooo cool!  I love how you added embroidery!   How cool to have your very own apple tree!  I love your ring and dragon eggs, too!  Fabulous!!

I have a project I've been working on for a while.  They didn't really take me too long hour-wise, but I had a lot of other things going on.  This is my first big project with a lot of colour work - my second total.  I really recommend this pattern for anyone who wants to jump in to colourwork, because it makes it seem easy!


Class: CoMC - Fwooper
S.P.E.W. n/a
Project Name:  Blue-tooth
Pattern Link:  Ravelry again (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/houndstooth-handwarmers)
Project Description: This class required the use of a mix of 3 colours/patterns, so I have black, blue, and houndstooth in this project.  The blue is certainly vivid, as my dd picked out a sort of NEON blue. ^_^  I love how cushy the colour stranding makes them. :)
Project Pic:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Audania1 on April 01, 2014 09:04:49 AM
Oh my gosh! Is anyone else dying over our avatars?!! lol  :D :D :D :D


Title: ~*Let's go nutty!*~
Post by: pinkleo on April 01, 2014 09:34:45 AM
~*Happy Gred & Forge Day!*~
I see they went a bit nutty for their birthday. 8)



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pinkleo on April 01, 2014 09:36:06 AM
Oh my gosh! Is anyone else dying over our avatars?!! lol  :D :D :D :D
I am lovin' all the nuttiness of Craftster today! ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Ant Bee on April 01, 2014 09:57:25 AM
Happy Gred and Forge day!!!!!


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Post by: BadWolf314 on April 01, 2014 10:40:50 AM
~*Happy Gred & Forge Day!*~
I see they went a bit nutty for their birthday. 8)
I don't think Gred and Forge would say it's nutty enough! ;)

ErinAquaheart Thatís FANTASTIC news!!! Your NEWT is amazing!!! They are all gorgeous!
samash90 I like the happy one too!
noodle-bug Yay for more hexis! I love all the different fabrics!
pottermouth I like the page! And THANK YOU for the pattern! I love the potter puppet pals, now I need to go a few more colors of yarn!
Inselaeffchen Again, they look delicious!!!
DragonChilde All the jewelry is gorgeous and I love that you used glow in the dark thread for the lumos, very fitting! The tree looks really cool and I love the dragon eggs!
Moonflame I love the colors and the pattern! They turned out awesome!

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Charms
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Let it Go TM Patch
Brief Description: I decided to delve into the world of TM patches. This is my first patch and I used both fabric painting and embroidery to make it.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Moonflame on April 01, 2014 11:00:12 AM
Yes!!  I'm loving them!  :D

BadWolf314 SWEET patch!  We just watched Frozen again last night.  That song has been stuck in my head all day. :)



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: DragonChilde on April 01, 2014 04:19:25 PM
moonflame~ Fantastic arm warmers. What a bright blue color.
BadWolf314~ Lovely TM patch.

~*OWL PROPOSAL*~
OWL Subject & Option(if available): Transfiguration Option 1-Practice your vanishing and conjuring spells by taking a large amount of supply and crafting one piece.
Project Name: From Alterations to Altercations: The Transfigurative Guide by Henrick Darkstorm
Brief Description: So I recently found this website called hogwartsishere (http://www.hogwartsishere.com) and it is like a MMORPG (I don't know what else to call it) where you are attending Hogwarts and doing course work and such. Part of the site has textbooks that were written by fans. For this OWL I am going to take the large supply of words provided by one of these textbooks and a large supply of paper and turn this virtual book into a physical book. I will write up the body of the book on my typewriter and then hand sew the binding. I'm not sure what type of binding I will use but I'll figure that out eventually. I hope that this won't talk me more than 4 weeks to complete. I expect to spend around 2-3 weeks cutting the paper to size and typing the body of the text, and 1 (maybe 2, depending on the availability of materials) constructing the book. I don't plan on starting this project right away, I just wanted to write up the proposal while I had the idea (and to give me motivation to work on it). I plan on starting after I get my room clean (which will hopefully be this week).


Title: ~*pinkleo's HoM & Divination*~
Post by: pinkleo on April 01, 2014 06:39:41 PM
Class: History of Magic
SPEW: n/a
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Baby Boy Wooleater
Brief Description: I chose to study daffodil and its magic of new beginnings.  I have created a baby blanket for someone who is about to give birth to her first child.  This new baby will begin a new chapter, a new beginning in her life.

Project Picture:


Class: Divination
SPEW: n/a
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Nut Scarves with Pattern ~ Keep Your Nuts Toasty! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432536.0#axzz2xfyQRoCc)
Brief Description: I looked up in the sky...prepared to divine the cloud shapes...when I spied, well see for yourself...



Do you see him?  Do you see Mr. Peanut in the clouds??!

You know...Mr. Peanut...


Well I took it as a sign that the nuts need me!  I must keep my nuts toasty.

Did you know once roasted, it is imperative that you keep your nuts nice and toasty?  I find the best way to do this is to keep on hand Nut Scarves. 

Project Picture:


Remember, a warm nut is a happy nut. 8)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 01, 2014 07:06:31 PM
oh my goodness!!!  That is Mr. Peanut in the heavens!!!  It was meant to be!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: AnnoyingBigSister on April 01, 2014 07:42:21 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: CoMC
House: Huffelpuff
Project Name: Flareon and Leafeon portrait
Brief Description: ''Professor Hagrid, I would like to introduce Flareon and Leafeon.'' Katie said as two Pokemon walked into the room, carrying a piece of paper between them. The one on the right looked like it was a living embodiment of fire. It's fur was red, and the fur collar and it's tail were yellow, and it's ears looked like they were on fire. The one on the other side however, looked like it was made of leaves. It's ears were leaves, it's tail was a leaf, and two leaves protruded from its chest. But they seemed to be part of it, not wounding it. And the piece of paper was a portrait of the two Pokemon.'' The red one is Flareon, Fire-type evolution of Eevee, and the one with leaves for ears is Leafeon, Grass-type evolution of Eevee.'' ''Leaf!'' ''Flare!'' Hagrid's face burst into a smile and Katie smiled back nervously. Leafeon was very shy and she and Flareon had a hard time even getting him to do this. But before she could tell him, Hagrid scooped up Leafeon in a bear hug. Leafeon reacted immediately with a Leaf Storm in Hagrid's face, who immediately dropped him. Leafeon streaked out of the room and tripped Professor Snape. As Katie ran after Leafeon, she heard Snape's yell echoing down the  corridor. ''KATIE!!!!'' She yelled ''SORRY PROFESSOR SNAPE!! LEAFEON IS VERY SHY!!'' He screamed '' I DON'T CARE!!! 40 POINTS FROM HUFFELPUFF!!!
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Moonflame on April 02, 2014 09:01:13 AM
Class: History of Magic
Challenge: Quidditch - bludger to Gryffindor (stash used)
S.P.E.W.: YES!  Pine Ridge Reservation
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Daffodil Square
Project Description: One of the magical uses of the daffodil is keeping negative energy away from the home.  This Daffodil-inspired square is headed off to Pine Ridge Reservation, where hopefully it will keep away negative energy and inspire positive feelings and experiences.
Project Pic:



Challenge: Dumbledore's Army - Mastering the Patronus Charm
Challenge: Quidditch - bludger to Slytherin (stash used)
S.P.E.W.: YES!  Pine Ridge Reservation
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bee stitch square
Project Description: As Pine Ridge reservation is THE most impoverished area in the country, I was inspired by Pinkleo's work to create afghan squares to send there.  It seems like a fantastic way to bring hope to someone in despair.
Project Pic:


Class: Charms
Challenge: Quidditch - bludger to Ravenclaw (stash used)
S.P.E.W.: YES!  Pine Ridge Reservation
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Charming Trinity Square
Project Description: The main body of this square is knitted in Trinity Stitch, and the edging is crocheted.
Project Pic:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Audania1 on April 02, 2014 10:25:49 AM
Oh my gosh. I totally died when I saw that heavenly Mr. Peanut!!! What fun! lol and those scarves are adorable.  I LOVE that baby blanket!!!!!

And those squares are so sweet. I will have to bust some stash myself in the next week :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: gaudiknight on April 02, 2014 10:29:37 AM
DragonChilde What an interesting OWL.  Are you planning on typing it continuously on single sheets and going the perfect binding or japanese stab binding route?  If you're interested in binding types that require folded signatures (case bindings, coptic, etc.) there's a way to collate and print in microsoft word.  I realize that kind of negates the typewriter portion of your proposal, but even if you copy/paste the text there's a lot of fiddly formatting that goes into getting the text ready to print that would probably still be an OWL worthy effort.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: DragonChilde on April 02, 2014 11:05:13 AM
gaudiknight~ I'm planning on doing a sewn and folded signature binding (at this point I am leaning toward hollow spine but I think that will depend on the cover I design) and I want to still do it on  my typewriter, mostly because it gives me more flexibility with page sizes (and partially because TYPEWRITER). I'm actually really excited for this project.


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Post by: Moonflame on April 02, 2014 11:58:35 AM
Ha!  Pinkleo those nutty scarves *cracked* me up! ^_^  That baby blanket is LOVELY!! :)

AnnoyingBigSister Your drawing is fantastic!  Great job!  (I really like the story accompanying it, too. :D )

DragonChilde  How had I not heard of that site?  COOOOOOOOL!  That sounds like a fabulous project!


OK, one more for me today.  This one has had me ripping my hair out (or at least a lot of yarn) for 2 days.  Lame, but true.  Have I ever mentioned that I failed crocheting in 3rd grade?  Ugh.  I'm getting better, though, in a slow but sure fashion. :P


Class: Potions
Challenge: Quidditch - bludger to Slytherin (I think it will become evident why I chose Slytherin. . .), used stash (yep - leftover from those houndstooth mitts :)  )
S.P.E.W. : YES!  Pine Ridge Reservation.
Project Name: Polyjuice Polygon
Project link: Right here! (http://signedwithanowl.blogspot.com/2011/06/squaring-big-circle-tutorial.html)
Project Description: I used my knowledge of the Polyjuice potion to transform a circle into a square.  This was a particularly fiddly potion for me, and it took me several disastrous attempts before I finally got it right.  It didn't help at ALL that Snape kept wandering by behind me making snarky comments.   :P  I finally prevailed, however, and my circle is finally a proper square! (I should have taken pics of all its trapezoidal predecessors.  ::)  )
Project Pic:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pottermouth on April 02, 2014 05:01:52 PM
must. have. houndstooth. mitts. I lurves them so, so much.





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on April 02, 2014 06:53:42 PM
OMG!!! Pinkleo!  :o I died over the Nut scarves!  Cozy, toasty nuts!

Moonflame: That's the spirit!  The Fwoopers are definitely are making their mark this semester! Love the colors...and houndstooth is one of my favorite patterns! ;D

AnnoyingBigSister: That is the cutest drawing ever!  Love them so much...  :D

I have nothing to post of my own because I am making a second baby blanket for my cousins new baby boy, Everett....because I am recovering from surgery it is taking me FOR EV ER!  The first one happened so fast!  I am now frustrated that this one is taking so long....it doesn't help that I keep FALLING ASLEEP while I am crocheting....literally falling asleep with it on my chest....holding the hook at an awkward angle and everything!

Oh well...I'm sure I'll get back into the swing of things sooner or later.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on April 02, 2014 07:16:11 PM
SILENCING SPELLS READY?!?! As I informed you at the beginning of the semester we would be needing to renew the silencing spells on your Fwoopers in order to continue studying them without going insane. 

April Extra Credit:  Please renew your silencing spell on your Fwooper by completing a craft that helps block or silences noise.  Remember we do NOT want to hear the song of the Fwooper at this time!

I have updated the Care of Magical Creatures classroom to include this update!

Further more: Any student that completes the semester assignment and ALL extra credit posted during the semester will receive a crafty care package from me, ErinAquaheart, to be announced at the end of term.  MUST complete ALL the assignments!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: sammylouise40 on April 02, 2014 10:15:45 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle Studies
SPEW: (If your item is for charity, enter that here; if not leave blank or add n/a.)
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Clean Room
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques/recipe used, any fun tips, etc.) I had a very messy room as you will see in the before photos posted below. So for my Muggle Studies assignment, I cleaned my whole room. The dresser side of my room was the messiest so that is the most improved side and gave me so much more room. I also moved my dresser over since it was hard to put clothes in it when it was behind the bed (that explains the clothes thrown on the bin). The after photos may look a little messy still but I just have a lot of stuff that is much more organized now. Also, that scrapbook box in front of the garbage bin next to the tv stand serves the purpose of keeping my dog out of the garbage. Luckily she's too small to put her head over it and smart enough to know not to knock it over and make a lot of noise. I also have lot more display room now too which is great. I have Webkinz on my dresser and my tiny amigurumi collection on my nightstand.
Project Picture:
TV Stand:
Before

After


Dresser and Storage bins
Before

After


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 03, 2014 11:50:47 AM
Note from the Deputy Headmistress...

The new Detention Challenges for April has been posted!
Be sure to check the Detention in the Dungeons Post (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165755#msg5165755) to see what it is....




Remember, you can do any, all, or none of the Detention Challenges as they come up each month.  The goal here is always to be excited about our crafting!  Also please remember that you can submit ANY of the Detention Challenges at ANY time during the semester.  For example, you may turn in the March or April challenges in May.  :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Magpirate on April 03, 2014 09:12:11 PM
I love all the SPEW projects this semester!  Fantastic work, everybody.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Defense Against the Dark Arts
SPEW: N/A
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Making Friends with Cupcakes!
Project Page Link: I used this recipe (http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/06/15/chocolate-fudge-cupcakes-with-salted-caramel-frosting/) for the cupcakes and this recipe (http://savorysweetlife.com/2010/03/buttercream-frosting/) for the frosting
Brief Description: A new girl at my work crochets, and when I admired a cupcake stuffie she was working on, she made one for me!  In return I baked her some actual cupcakes.  I wanted them to be super fancy, not just box-of-cake-mix-meets-jar-of-frosting, so I found a cake recipe I thought I could handle and I made the frosting from scratch.

I tried out a bunch of different methods of frosting but all I had to work with was a plastic bag with the corner cut off so it didn't turn out too well.  (My girlfriend and I ate these, the ones I gave to my new friend weren't quite so...bedraggled.)

Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: March Detention
SPEW: N/A
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Wooden Chain
Project Page Link: Here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432589.msg5180807#msg5180807)
Brief Description: This was going to be my Potions assignment last semester.  I finished it yesterday.  Oh well.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on April 04, 2014 02:36:15 AM
The carved chain is gorgeous


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Post by: Moonflame on April 04, 2014 06:42:40 AM
Oooh!  I'm hungry for cupcakes now! :)  Dobby's sock!!  That chain!  Mind.  Blown.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on April 04, 2014 07:30:47 AM
Completed Newt
Subject: Herbology
And; Team Dobby
House: ravenclaw
Project: Coffee Pot
Inspired by teesha Moore patches, this coffee pot is constructed from little stuffed and embroidered patches.

I'm really happy with how it came out :D

but... that said... I totally messed up at one point; having made each piece individually, I came to sew them together and found that the central band was too short! I ummed over making a new one and in the end decided to make a pocket instead, using the gap as the pocket  hole - to store secret notes or hidden treasure in :) so, I filled the pot with coffee beans and put a note in the pocket before handing it over to the recipient
(annoyingly blurry picture)
So, this mess up and subsequent adaptation / save is my entry to Team Dobby!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: coulsenl on April 04, 2014 07:36:22 AM
Love the peanut scarves and all of the spew projects that are coming out this semester, so many great things already.

Divination and Arithmancy classrooms have been updated. If I have missed you, please let me know.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: coulsenl on April 04, 2014 07:48:28 AM
Divination Extra Credit
APRIL EXTRA CREDIT
You spot a particular cloud in the sky, craft something inspired by it.


*anyone that completes the main home and at least one of the extra credit options, will go into a raffle to win 1 of 5 harry potter themed tarot cards, crafted by me, Professor Coulsen!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on April 04, 2014 10:57:05 AM
pinkleo The blanket turned out lovely! The colors are fantastic! The nut scarves are awesome!
AnnoyingBigSister Awesome Flareon and Leafeon! I always love your pokemon crafts!
Moonflame Yay for SPEW! I love the colors!
sammylouise40 I love all of your knick-knacks all over the place!
Magpirate The cupcakes look delicious and WOW that chain is incredible!!!
noodle-bug Your NEWT is absolutely AWESOME!


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Post by: Audania1 on April 04, 2014 11:30:59 AM
Magpirate,
Those cupcakes look delicious!!!
That wooden chain/lock/key is beautiful. And I totally have keys on the brain!! Did you know, at the Disney store (not sure if it's all of them or just mine at the mall in Roseville, Ca) if you are outside of the store before they open and are waiting, they have a store opening ceremony? They pull the lock doors aside and behind them is this giant stand with a large keyhole in a box on it. Attached to it on each side are ropes like you would see at a movie theater (the velvety ones). The first kiddo there gets to use this giant foot long key to open the store and there's music, a countdown, and firework noises! It's crazy! And then they get a special miniature of that key to keep for their own as their personal key to the Disney store. It was so crazy and cool to have my kiddo get to do that yesterday! So, now, I've got keys on the brain. I want a large one that I can paint the Disney castle on lol.

And Noodlebug, I love that Teesha Moore coffee pot!! You are so clever with all of your stuffed fabric patches - I'm way jealous of that recipient!

Sammielouise40, way to go on getting your space cleared!! I did that and felt way better and more productive. :) Get those crafty juices flowing!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: gaudiknight on April 04, 2014 01:19:16 PM
Magpirate - Wow, that chain is absolutely amazing!!!
noodle-bug - Nice coffee pot!  The grey gives it a really nice look - keeps it from looking too busy so you can really admire the colors on the other patches.

Challenge: Bertie Botts Every Flavor Bean - Envelope Glue
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Boring Ballot Box
Brief Description: We're running some sort of contest at work next week, and in preparation a co-worker dug out the old "ballot box" to collect entries.  It was an old stereo box covered in some bright but tattered tissue paper and tape.  I decided we could do a bit better than that, so with the help of the roll of construction paper for covering bulletin boards that was stashed in the supply closet, a pair of blunt scissors, and a ruler that didn't sit flat, we now have a slightly more professional looking receptacle.  I thought I was going to have to glue the entire thing with glue sticks, but I found some spray adhesive, which worked like a charm.  I am informed by the others that my office now smells strongly of chemicals so I'm admiring my handiwork with the windows open.



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Post by: netchez on April 04, 2014 02:43:09 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Bean - envelope glue
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Glue for Maddy
Project Page Link (if available): pennilessparenting.com
Brief Description: Maddy keeps wanting to make envelopes to send things in.  She usually uses tape but since this bean was envelope glue, we decided she needed glue (that wouldn't hurt Ily if she got hold of it) so she could learn to make envelopes.  This website was a BIG help.  We keep the glue in the fridge so it won't mildew (I'm allergic).  Only three ingredients... water, flour, and sugar... and it works!  See the orange envelope we made to send Charlie a picture. Oh! We added 2 drops of red food coloring so the glue would be pink, and we glued the label on the jar.
Project Picture:



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Post by: coulsenl on April 04, 2014 02:59:50 PM
Challenge: bean - envelope glue
House: slytherin
Quidditch: bludger to gryffindor (used yarn stash)
Project Name: Yarnie Teething Ring Pouch
I knitted up this pouch to contain teething rings straight out of the freezer. The teething ring fits into the pouch and is cozy for her to hold while gnawing on a nice cold teething ring.



Title: ~*Headmistress Memo*~
Post by: pinkleo on April 05, 2014 01:26:56 PM
Hello HPCers! ;D  I've been loving seeing everyone's crafty magic.  As some of you know, I teach my daughter at home, and we have been extra busy with state testing prep.  Thankfully we are finishing up the last of these tests (the last one of the year will be on April 23rd).  With these getting out of the way, our school year will begin wrapping up, which means more time to craft and to be on Craftster!!! 

A big thank you to everyone for your patience during this time when both your headmistresses have been having extremely busy lives.  I promise we are chatting about your awesomeness, admiring your fab projects, and have not forgotten you dear students.  Advanced Studies Students, please go forth with your OWLs & NEWTs.  Updates are coming; we just want to make sure to take our time so nothing goes amiss.

Finally Note: Anyone interested in participating in a Harry Potter swap, signups are open for the Harry Potter Box Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432452.msg5177837#msg5177837).  Please stop for more details.  Hope to see you there! ;D

Wishing everyone a wondrous weekend!!  ((HUGS)) & Love! :-*


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on April 05, 2014 07:33:44 PM
Magpirate: That wood chain is amazing...I have a deep relationship with locks and keys...they seem to end up in all my art.

Noodle-bug: That coffee pot!!! WOW!! I am so amazed by it...its gorgeous!

Audania: I totally WANT/NEED/HAVE TO do that! I would travel to your store just to have this experience...unfortunately I don't have children   :-[  Do you think they would make an exception if I begged?  ;D  ::)

Challenge:  DA---Mastering the Patronus Charm
SPEW: Yarnbomber's LizardMouth yarnbomb installation (California) #more than willing to post the address and info...just don't have it with me right now
Quidditch: Bludger to Gryffindor! (yarn from my stash)
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Granny Squares for MASSIVE globally contributed yarnbomb
Project Description: There is a dude in California that has a global call for contributions to a yarn bomb installation every year! I couldn't NOT contribute...so I made these five granny squares to add to the massive yarn installation that he is doing in the hills of California.


Challenge/Quidditch:  Pink Purple White Granny Square, bludger to Hufflepuff
SPEW: Yarnbomber's LizardMouth Yarnbomb Installation
Project Name: Girly Splash Granny Square
Projects Description: Practicing my granny square nonsense with this.  Used yarn from my stash. Finally finished off that pink...  :P



Off to craft some more!!!!


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Post by: pottermouth on April 05, 2014 08:01:57 PM
Galloping gargoyles, MagPirate! That's an amazing skill you have!

Congrats on completing your N.E.W.T. noodle, I love it!

ErinA, beautiful granny squares...they are all perfectly straight. Never could figure out how to get squares nice and symmetrical; mine always have a wonky side.  :P

Right behind you with the testing, Headmistress. (I've learned that homeschoolers ace EOC tests, mainly because they have such awesome teachers!  ;))


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Post by: TechnicolorAquahearts on April 05, 2014 08:59:21 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: BEAN: Envelope Glue
SPEW:n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Mini Sketchbooks/Smashbooks for on the go art making and life documenting

When ErinAquaheart and I were at SXSW we found ourselves in dire need and want of drawing materials and journals to add to our experience and do some in the moment smashbooking, but we had decided before hand that we wouldn't bring any sketchbooks or journals because we basically had to live out of our purses for four days and we didn't need any extra stuff. Well, that situation prompted me to make these little bitty take me everywhere little books. I pasted some envelopes in them and some blank ATCs. I gave some of the pages themes and little decorations and left others blank.








Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
SPEW: n/a
House:Slytherin
Project Name: Her Calm Couldn't Hide Her Chaos Drawing

This assignment was all about the phoenix and the process of death and rebirth. This drawing represents the fact that I use art to rise from my own ashes when I suffer from depression. Depression has been a part of my life since I was a small child, but ever since then I have had my creativity to get me through it.





Class/Challenge/House Pride:Apparition
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Little Panda Cross Stitch

I made this little Panda cross stitch to represent asia, I have always wanted to visit many different parts of Asia, maybe someday I will get so good at apparating that I will be able to go.





Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Paint Yo Shoes!!! A Field Trip Assignment.

For this class I chose to focus on the turn a negative into a positive aspect of the class assignment. ErinAquaheart and I were lucky enough to get to go to the SXSW music festival in Austin at the last minute, but the last minute nature left us with a funding challenge :) For my assignment I was able to turn a negative into a positive when we stumbled across a "customize your chucks" work shop where you were supposed to buy some converse and then they let you customize them with free art supplies, well our negative of not having the money to buy new shoes turned into a positive when the man in charge let us paint our own shoes for free instead.





Class/Challenge/House Pride: DADA
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Power Bear, ACTIVATE!! drawing.

This drawing is actually going to be a much larger painting for my new guitar coach, he graciously fixed my guitar for an art trade and so this is the concept drawing that I showed him before digging into a larger painting. HE is someone new in my life so it fits the assignment.







Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Larger Handmade Smashbook/sketchbook

For this assignment I realized that many many times my crafting/creating environment is actually on the go. So The little sketchbooks that I made were so helpfull I decided to make a larger one with a few more options.






Here's one of the themed pages:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: stillatthetop on April 05, 2014 09:19:38 PM
I am loving the...'Her Calm Couldn't Hide Her Chaos' Drawing, TechnicolorAquahearts. And your other creations are wonderful, too. I don't post here often, as I don't have much to share. And know nothing of HP.
But I am a lurker  ;D You talented people keep my mind spinning. Very cute on Power Bear, too.
I love all the eye candy. It gives me ideas  ;D

~T


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Post by: Moonflame on April 06, 2014 07:47:19 AM
Noodlebug I love your TM coffeepot!!  One of these days I'm going to try some TM patches.  Yours are awesome!

Gaudiknight  Your ballot box looks very professional and classy!  It sounds like a HUGE improvement on the old one. :)

Netchez  I love the idea of making envelope glue.  How cool!  Now that it's the season of garden catalogs, Maddy might like to make envelopes from pages of those. :)

Coulsenl  The teething pouch sounds like a great idea!  And it turned out really cute. :)

ErinAquahearts LOVE the granny squares!  Do you have the info for the yarnbomb?

TechnicolorAquahearts  Wow!  I love your smash books and notebooks!  And the inner illustrations are great!  That alone would be inspiring. :)  Your drawings are just amazing!  And Your panda is adorable. :)  Your shoes are cool, too!  How fun!

More squares from me:

Class: Alchemy / Challenge: Bludger to Slytherin (stash yarn)
S.P.E.W.: YES! Squares for Pine Ridge Reservation
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Phoenix Square
Project Description: This red and gold square is destined for Pine Ridge where it will be part of an afghan that hopefully will help someone in rising from the ashes.
Project Pic:


Class: Arithmancy/ Challenge: Bludger to Gryffindor (stash yarn)
S.P.E.W.: YES! Squares for Pine Ridge Reservation
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: 8 squared
Project Description: Another Pine Ridge Square.  This one is based on a multiple of 8, and done in Moss Stitch.
Project Pic:



Class: Astronomy/ Challenge: Bludger to Ravenclaw (stash yarn)
S.P.E.W.: YES! Squares for Pine Ridge Reservation
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: You need the darkness to see the stars
Project Description: Another Pine Ridge Square.  This one is done in a knitted Star Stitch.
Project Pic:



and finally:


Class: SoAR/ Challenge: Bludger to Gryffindor (stash yarn)
S.P.E.W.: YES! Squares for Pine Ridge Reservation
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Hope Rising
Project Description: Another Pine Ridge Square.  I wanted a more manly square, and I found some lovely chunky, manly yarn in my stash.  It makes for really cozy squares (the Moss Stitch square is this yarn, too.)  The colours in this make me think of hope rising from the darkness, and hopefully that's part of what the afghan this comes to live in will impart to its owner.
Project Pic:


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Post by: FiberAlchemist on April 06, 2014 10:21:10 AM
Ravenclaw Tower and The Potion's Dungeon have been updated!!!

I have some projects to post as well (hopefully this evening or tomorrow morning), but now it is time to run errands the muggle way.


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Post by: sammylouise40 on April 06, 2014 11:25:56 AM
Challenge: Bertie Botts Every Flavor Bean - Envelope Glue
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: TP molding card w/ envelope
Project Link: http://inkysmiles.blogspot.com/2010/05/tutorial-toilet-paper-molding-technique.html (http://inkysmiles.blogspot.com/2010/05/tutorial-toilet-paper-molding-technique.html)
Brief Description:I created this card and envelope for a Yahoo group I'm in. On the card, I made a TP mold embellishment and used stickles on the heart on the mold and on the white paper. The envelope is made using the same paper that is behind the vellum on the card.
Project Photo:


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Post by: Inselaeffchen on April 06, 2014 02:57:26 PM
Ok... we're up-to-date with the PINBOARD  (http://www.pinterest.com/inselaeffchen/hpc-spring-2014/) again. :)

Fabulous work from everyone again!! Sorry for not giving individual comments this week - have not the best evening with one of the Hobbits having conjunctivitis at the moment and already having interrupted my bath by crying out a couple of times...

My crafting is currently on the back burner, with both Hobbitses not being well (just cold bugs, we seem to have them every couple of months, they just pick up EVERY little bug going around with toddlers!!) and we're currently toilet train them... :o Was going well for a week, then the bugs hit and we had to go back to square one with one of them (and therefore do the same with her sister, too). Inlaws are on their first longer annual trip to Florida (for 4 weeks), so that means my Hobbit-free days (Tuesdays) are currently on hold, too.

Hoping to be able to do some crafting again soon - it's only 1.5 week to go until I may get some respite! :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on April 06, 2014 05:36:21 PM
Challenge: Bean--Envelope Glue...bleh!
SPEW: NA
Quidditch: Score for SLYTHERIN
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Easter Bunny Easter Cards
Project Description: I bought a HUGE stack of children's books from our library a few years back.  I had this wild idea that I would take the illustrations from the books and use them to make greeting cards.  Well. I dismantled the books and carefully stored all the pictures and then never returned to finish the projects... BAD ERIN!  Well. I finally bought some cardstock so that I can make the card blanks.  My first set of cards came from a cute Easter themed book about a bunny family waking up and going on an Easter hunt for their Easter baskets because the oldest bunny hide them.  I don't remember the name of the book or the artist (I was silly enough not to keep that information!  :P)  So here they are.  Six cute Easter cards made from a thrifted children's book!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on April 06, 2014 05:51:55 PM
okay...so here is a link the the Yarnbomber website...

http://www.yarnbomber.com/

The deadline for the next yarnbomb is APRIL 15TH!  So hurry if you want to join in the fun...he also needs help with installation the last time I heard...So if you live in the Santa Barbara area you may want to try to do that too!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on April 06, 2014 07:23:47 PM
Quick Flyby Posting:

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bean: Envelope Glue
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Wands
Brief Description: I used a lot of hot glue to whip up some new wands!
Project Picture:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: WhistleFish on April 06, 2014 09:11:35 PM
Gryffindor Tower, Muggle Studies, and History of Magic are now updated!

There's been some great crafting lately! I've got some projects to turn in as well, hopefully I can get pictures taken this week and turn them in. :) Hope everyone is well!


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Post by: ladychris2010 on April 06, 2014 10:20:26 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Detention in the Dungeons March Challenge
SPEW:
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Uniform Ear Warmer
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: Well after I did my sailor moon themed headband (separate thread) my mom asked me to make one in the colors of her work uniform. Now it's fairly simple to make but I started it soon after she asked me to make it and then put it down for other projects and finally finished it earlier today
Project Picture:





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mamaneedles on April 07, 2014 07:46:22 AM
Sorry for being totally absent! I'll update the Quidditch pitch...soon. At least before the term is over? I plan to have a surprise for my Quiddtich players and Flying students, but what? :)

I'm having quite a weird spring, actually. Still not looking like spring outdoor, more like December. I spent the day at the hospital yesterday for the first time in my life (didn't even go to give birth!) I passed a kidney stones. I hurts. so. much. But now it's gone, and I'm kind of trying to rest (yeah, the kids are listening telly!) so to celebrate lets turn in some assignments!!


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy / Bludger to Slytherin
SPEW: n/a
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Fire boots for Victor
Project Page Link (if available): http://demilunes.co/2014/04/02/experiences/
Brief Description: I've been wanting to try wet soap felting for a while now and finally got to it.
Project Picture:


Class/Challenge/House Pride: DADA / bludger to Ravenclaw
SPEW: n/a
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Spring spinning
Project Page Link:  http://demilunes.co/2014/03/27/je-suis-allee-voir-andre-stern/
Brief Description: Last year, I started working on some cute colored yarn (for what was left of the felted MLP I did) but didn't know what to do with it so I offered the result to a lovely new friend here, the first real friend since we moved! :) She was really happy, told me it's not something that happens often, knitting with some yarn you know who spun it!
Project Picture:


Class/Challenge/House Pride:  Charms
SPEW: n/a
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Tooth fairy Chart
Project Page Link (if available): http://demilunes.co/2014/04/04/la-carte-des-dents/
Brief Description:  My daughter lost a baby tooth! Can you believe it? She's growing up so, so fast! For the tooth fairy to keep track of lost tooth I made a chart using pen and watercolor (technique 1), and shown it on my blog. Several mamas requested one for themselves their children, so I took a picture and edited it (technique 2) so it could be printed:


Feel free to use it too!


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfigurations /  bludger to Hufflepuff
SPEW: n/a
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Quack-quack pants
Project Page Link (if available): http://demilunes.co/2014/03/28/les-pantalongs-coin-coin-et-le-the-dostara/
Brief Description: as a little gift for Spring, I made my children those supper comfy knit pants. I had that fabric stored for about 3 years, wondering what to make of it! Well, I decided to use every last of it, even if it means my daughter have "yoga" pants (her words!)
Project Picture:


Since it's a all in one post:

~*NEWT PROPOSAL HEADER*~
NEWT Subject: Astronomy
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: e-Book of Shadows (The little guide of the Agnostic Pagan Family) Illustrations
Brief Description: It's a huge project I've been willing to make for a long, long time. I want to write a little book for each seasons and each sabbath, about how we celebrate the year and how we heal ourselves naturally. In French...because there's nothing much in french for those living in our Quťbecer weather. I want to illustrate it with watercolor, so that's the NEWT part for you!
I choose Astronomy as a subject for this since The Wheel of the Year is based on the Equinoxes, Solstices and medianes (Samhain, Imbolc, Betaine and Lughnasad) and those are the 9 (I'm adding the Wheel too) I want to make absolutely.  I guess I'll start with Beltaine since it's the one comming up.


few. So there you have it!
I'm going to update my pitch now. *fly to the pitch in shame*


Can't wait to have my our finger puppets pottermouth!!! They are awesome!!

I'm so late into the craftalong I can't comment on everyone... but there's so many great projects.

ETA: You can head to the Quidditch Pitch (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5166149#msg5166149) to see the current score!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BringMeKnitting8 on April 07, 2014 09:41:28 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride:Muggle Studies
SPEW: n/a
House:Hufflepuff
Project Name: Craft Room Cleaning
Project Page Link:https://www.flickr.com/photos/kayovel/sets/72157643593040084/
Brief Description: My boyfriend and I decided it would be nice to have my crafting things all in one space so we took on the challenge of clearing out our junk room and redoing it all.
So instead of having an unsightly corning in the living room, now we have another nice room to hang out in.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on April 07, 2014 10:36:51 AM
gaudiknight It turned out really nice! Very nice!
netchez Thatís clever! I love that you dyed it pink! Awesome!
coulsenl I love the color! And what a great thing for a teething little one!
ErinAquaheart Awesome granny squares! I love the colors! The easter cards are absolutely adorable!
TechnicolorAquahearts The notebooks are fantastic! The chaos and bear drawing are amazing! The panda is so cute and your shoes turned out awesome!
Moonflame Awesome Spew squares! I think my favorite is the phoenix one, I love the colors and the pattern!
sammylouise40 Again I love how the card turned out. Purple is the perfect color for it!
ladychris2010 The ear warmer looks so toasty!
MamanTattoo The shoes look awesome!!! And I love the yarn colors! And the fabric for the pants is adorable! And I love how the tooth fairy chart looks! Cute! I canít wait to see your finished ebook!
BringMeKnitting8 Welcome to Hogwarts!!! Wow! It looks great! I love the wall hanging thing, so cool!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Naantje on April 07, 2014 10:48:40 AM
Advanced studies update: I've finished my sweater's body! I just seamed up the shoulders and finally had my first fitting. I did so much better than with my first sweater (that one ended up 3 sizes to big and received a new home with a friend) because it totally fits like it should! I'm so happy, because there were LOTS of conversions and alterations involved.

Pattern had 5 sizes, so XS-S-M-L-XL and this is how my measurements stacked up:
Shoulderwidth = XS
Waist = M
Hips = L
Bust = XL and a half

Sorting out the alterations from the bosom to the shoulders was the toughest part. I had to move the armholes back so as not to have the sweater be baggy in the back and stretched out in the front, and I had to smuggle with my stitches to go five sizes down. And naturally, I had to compensate for gauge as well. I was really nervous about that part, but the alterations to the pattern really work! Being larger chested, it can really be a pain to get clothes to fit properly... I betcha I'd still be showing cleavage wearing a turtle-neck!  :-\

So now it's on to the sleeves. The pattern works with flat knit set-in sleeves. Yeah, thanks, but no thanks: I hate seaming knitting up! I already changed the body to knitting in the round, and I'll be changing the sleeves as well. I've found this great tutorial to knit set-in sleeves seamlessly from the top down (http://bygumbygolly.com/2013/10/how-to-knit-seamless-set-in-sleeves-from-the-top-down/) and decided that I'll be trying that technique. If I mess it all up, no harm done, I'll just frog the sleeve and follow the pattern. Wish me luck!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BringMeKnitting8 on April 07, 2014 02:04:19 PM

Class/Challenge/House Pride:Herbology
SPEW: n/a
House:Hufflepuff
Project Name: Thread Catcher
Project Page Link:https://www.flickr.com/photos/kayovel/13701721533/in/photostream/
Brief Description:
This duo thrash and pin cushion was so fun to make. I also used up some of my stash to make it. This will be so helpful because I don't have a trash in my sewing room yet. Made with help from this nifty tutorial from the polka dot apron http://mypolkadotapron.blogspot.com/2011/05/thread-catcher-tutorial.html

Class/Challenge/House Pride:DADA
SPEW: n/a
House:Hufflepuff
Project Name: Kitty Cat Blanket
Project Page Link:
Brief Description:
I started making these squares with the assumption that it would become a nice double sized blanket for my bed. Little did I know that it would instead become a cuddly topper to my new cat's bed.  made with the Weekend in Stockholm pattern hear http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/weekend-stockholm"


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: FiberAlchemist on April 07, 2014 02:12:46 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle Studies
SPEW: n/a
House:  Ravenclaw
Project Name: Desk Cleanup
Brief Description: The space where I do all of my non crafty work often becomes a catchall for clutter.  This spring I rolled up my sleeves and found a home for everything and gave the surfaces a good scrub down as well.

Before:

After:

Class/Challenge/House Pride:  Dumbledore's Army - Mastering the Patronus Charm
SPEW: Local Hospital
House:  Ravenclaw
Project Name: Acorn Baby Hat
Brief Description: The local hospital in my area is always looking for donations of hats, booties, blankets and such so I knit up this little baby hat (Ravelry pattern here (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/golden-pear)) in unisex colors to donate.
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: FiberAlchemist on April 07, 2014 02:38:07 PM
OWL Subject & Option(if available):  Study of Ancient Runes - Option 1
House:  Ravenclaw
Project Name: Dovetail Shawl
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques used, materials using, plan of action, expected timeline, etc.) - This semester I will be attempting to master reading the runes and symbols of knitting.  The Dovetail Shawl (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dovetail-shawl) has a repeating geometric pattern in two colorways.  I have chosen to use black and white for my shawl instead of the variegated yarn shown in the picture.  I plan on this project taking about three weeks, so I have a tentative completion date of April 28.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on April 07, 2014 06:08:50 PM
Love those felted boots! Great colours and flamey pattern

Fibrealchemist, that's such a cute hat pattern, and the colours you used are gorgeous


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on April 07, 2014 08:07:13 PM
Fly-by posting!  I'm on my tenth bout of this stomach hell I've had for the past three months so I'm keeping it short, though I expect you guys will best appreciate the conversation I just had with my husband while he was going downstairs:
Him: "Okay, well I'm gonna watch some X-Files and let the puppies have time out.  Just yell if you need something."
Me:  "Okay.  I'll be in my room, making no noise and pretending I don't exist."
...

Class/Challenge/House Pride:  DA - Patronus Charm
SPEW: A local crisis pregnancy center/home for expectant mothers
House:  Gryffindor!
Project Name: Mother's Day Postcards
Brief Description: Obviously, I hate papercrafts but I do so love painting!  I've been playing around a bit with watercolors which are so impossible for me to do but, using masking fluid, I made a set of 5 simple cards.

I have a tough time with Mother's Day after we miscarried four years ago so I usually do something like this - this year, I wanted to honor mothers who have adopted out their children.  Our local center stays in contact with the young women for a long time typically so this way I made a simple note inside saying "Mothers are not measured by the children in their arms but those they hold in their hearts.  Happy Mother's Day" and they can send them to the women they know will appreciate something like that (since I and they totally understand that some women would not want to receive this which is totally okay).
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Nicajeanie on April 07, 2014 08:14:50 PM
Challenge: DA-Mastering the Patronis Charm
SPEW: Suber-Marshall Memorial United Methodist Church
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: 21 More  Prayer Shawl Squares
Project Description: Church members crochet grannie squares to be put together into a prayer shawl. The last one was given to a woman caring for her terminal son. We almost have enough squares to make a 5th shawl. It feels so good to be an instrument of God!
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: jellybean89 on April 07, 2014 09:21:55 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean: Envelope Glue
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Princess Bride Cards
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For the envelope glue bean, I made 24 Princess Bride themed cards using card stock, scrapbooking paper, glue, and an old Princess Bride calendar.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Dumbledoreís Army: Mastering the Patronus Charm
SPEW: Boston Marathon Scarf Project
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Boston Marathon Scarf
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: To master the Patronus Charm, I crocheted a scarf for the Boston Marathon Scarf Project (http://www.redheart.com/blog/boston-marathon-scarf-project). The Old South Church in Boston is collecting scarves to give out to the runners of the Boston Marathon.
Project Picture:


Class/Challenge/House Pride: SPEW
SPEW: Boston Marathon Scarf Project
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Boston Marathon Scarf
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: Another crocheted scarf for the Boston Marathon Scarf Project (http://www.redheart.com/blog/boston-marathon-scarf-project).
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: SPEW
SPEW: Boston Marathon Scarf Project
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Boston Marathon Scarf
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: Another crocheted scarf for the Boston Marathon Scarf Project (http://www.redheart.com/blog/boston-marathon-scarf-project).
Project Picture:


Class/Challenge/House Pride: SPEW
SPEW: Boston Marathon Scarf Project
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Boston Marathon Scarf
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: Another crocheted scarf for the Boston Marathon Scarf Project (http://www.redheart.com/blog/boston-marathon-scarf-project).
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Audania1 on April 07, 2014 09:47:05 PM
Rockmygypsiesoul, I "Serius"ly snorted water reading your post! That was too cute lol.

And I'm loving all of the yarnie creations! Especially ones being donated! Way go go ladies!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 08, 2014 07:15:59 AM
Class: Arithmancy/ Challenge: Bludger to Gryffindor (stash yarn)
S.P.E.W.: YES! Squares for Pine Ridge Reservation

Hi Moonflame!  Did you realize you posted two projects for Arithmancy in the same post?  You can only get House Points for one of those two posts, but you will receive SPEW points for both.  Did you mean to post one of them as another class?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: gaudiknight on April 08, 2014 07:17:08 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Dumbledore's Army - Fear of a Name Catch Up
Quidditch: Stashbusting!  Bludger to Slytherin?
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Curatorial Sock
Project Page Link:  Vanilla Latte Sock Pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vanilla-latte-socks) on ravelry
Brief Description: I've been knitting for years now, but for some reason had never tackled socks, despite my love of sock yarn.  I decided to get over my fear of the beasts and just knit.  It took me over a month to complete the first one because I mainly work on it during weekly choir practice.  The second sock has been started and is well on its way, but in the interest of being able to work on other parts of Dumbledore's Army before next winter I'm going to go ahead and turn this project in now.

(https://flic.kr/p/mU7huz)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 08, 2014 07:31:22 AM
~*Headmistress Jennie casts the Semi-Homonculous Charm - We are here!*~
*OWLs & NEWTs NOT a part of current tally


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 08, 2014 08:03:44 AM
Note from the Deputy Headmistress...

Hello students & staff!  As Headmistress pinkleo mentioned a few days ago, we are both in the midst of large life projects.  I have completed my move to TN, but I am now commuting to my old job in KY for the next month.  (That's a 1.5 hr drive each way!) The commute is taking its toll on my sleep schedule and my family time, not to mention my crafting time and my Craftster time.

As pinkleo said before, we are both grateful for your continued patience during this period.  (For you newbies, please know that usually both of us are "here" more often, and usually things like House Points are updated more quickly.)  I have gone and updated House Points for Classes, Challenges & House Pride ONLY.  Points for completed OWLs & NEWTs have NOT been calculated.  This will have to be done at another date, but I didn't want to let class points go on any longer without being updated.  PLEASE DO NOT message either of us asking why your OWL & NEWT points aren't in the House totals yet.  You'll just have to be a little more patient. 

Secondly, I have notinced in the tallying of points that not as many folks have completed this Join the DA Challenge as normally participate.  (Obviously you are not required to do anything you don't want to do here!)  I know it can be hard to find the time to complete a project for a stranger when you have so many demands on your time, such as crafting for family, friends, kids, and just running your everyday life!  Therefore I have decided to EXTEND the time limit on this challenge. If you are unsure about charities that accept crafted items, be sure to check out the SPEW Craftalong (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412546.0#axzz2wFKC9ehP) thread, or talk to our awesome SPEW Captain, Ant Bee for ideas.

And in an effort to encourage crafting for charity, I have also decided to extend the deadline on the Bonus SPEW Points for charity items until the end of the semester.  For each additional SPEW item you craft (beyond the Join the DA - Patronus Challenge) you will earn an additional 5 House Points, on top of the normal 10 points. These SPEW points CAN be combined with Class prompts.  For example, you could create a daffodil yellow quilt for Quilts for Kids to complete your History of Magic homework.  This would earn you 15 House Points for History of Magic, + your normal 10 SPEW points, + 5 Bonus SPEW points = 30 House Points!

I hope this sparks some ideas from the Crafty Muses!  Go forth and create art my friends.  :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mamaneedles on April 08, 2014 09:47:38 AM
I'm guilty of this one. I really, really don't know what to make/who to craft for. I've looked at the list and most needs me shipping to them, which add to stop me -car ride to the PO with the kids, money to send it (we don't have much!), etc. I'm lame for that, really.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 08, 2014 10:46:26 AM
I'm guilty of this one. I really, really don't know what to make/who to craft for. I've looked at the list and most needs me shipping to them, which add to stop me -car ride to the PO with the kids, money to send it (we don't have much!), etc. I'm lame for that, really.


Many local hospitals take donations of handmade baby clothes (like hats) or baby quilts, provided the quilts are 100% cotton and are able to take the high heat of the industrial washers & dryers they use.  And many local elderly care facilities take lapghans for their residents.  We've also had folks who donate a crafted item to a charity that won't USE it, but will auction it off to raise funds.  For example, I just crafted a necklace & a bookmark for the Warren County Public Library auction.  :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on April 08, 2014 10:58:58 AM
I'm guilty of this one. I really, really don't know what to make/who to craft for. I've looked at the list and most needs me shipping to them, which add to stop me -car ride to the PO with the kids, money to send it (we don't have much!), etc. I'm lame for that, really.


I'd suggest something local - that's definitely the least pricey way to go.  I've done cards for inmates, jewelry for mothers who have miscarried, etc.  If you can sew, knit, or crochet, hats for babies, hats or scarves for the homeless, blankets for local CPS office or CAC, toys for the same, etc.  You could also make maybe something that can be auctioned off for a non-profit in your area - I took a used set of tea cups and saucers, painted Mah Jongg characters on them, and they were auctioned off at a golf tournament/ladies' game day.  My mom (who sews - I don't!) makes these 2'x2' little patched quilts with different textured of cloth or add-ons for her work with dementia patients through hospice.  Crisis pregnancy centers can use baby clothes and cloth diapers, you can even make themed art work for a non-profit to have at their location.

Just some ideas - I've worked in non-profits all my life (now I'm a freelance grant writer working with them!) and I promise anything you would make for your normal life can be used and loved.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Moonflame on April 08, 2014 06:39:43 PM

Hi Moonflame!  Did you realize you posted two projects for Arithmancy in the same post?  You can only get House Points for one of those two posts, but you will receive SPEW points for both.  Did you mean to post one of them as another class?

Oh my Goodness!  That last one was supposed to be SoAR.  I was copy-pasting my header to save time, and forgot to change the class name for that one.  I've fixed it now.  Thanks! :)


Class: Herbology / Challenge: Quidditch - bludger to Slytherin (all stash)
S.P.E.W. n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Kosy Kitty Kneedle Keepers
Project Description: These Hello Kitty DPN holders will keep my needles from getting lost and make crafting much easier (and less sweary since I won't be hunting down missing DPNs!)  This was a much-needed item!
Project Pic:



Challenge: April Detention / Quidditch - score a GOAL for Hufflepuff!  (upcycled/remade item)
S.P.E.W. n/a
House: Hufflefluff ^_^
Project Name: Skully Stick Savers
Project Description: My favourite soccer socks bit the dust. :(  But they were only holey in the bottoms, so I saved them. (That was a couple of months ago!) Then, inspired by my success with the Kitty Kneedle Keepers, I decided to make more holders to corral my other loose needles.  I cut the top off of one of the socks, then cut that in half.  I seamed both halves individually to make tubes, sewed one end shut and turned them right side out, stitched the black end shut, then folded and sewed down the ends to make caps for my needles.  The socks were nice and stretchy, so there was no need for elastic.  I love how well they work!
Project Pic:




Challenge: S.P.E.W. / Quidditch - Bludger to Griffy (can I bludger with a non-class item?)  (stash)
House: Hufflepuff
Project Description: Another Square for Pine Ridge - trying a new stitch with more of that super-soft but manly yarn. :)
Project Pic:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on April 09, 2014 04:51:15 AM
Those needle cosies are such a good idea - I've been driving myself mad trying to find small enough elastic bands to hold really thin dpns together!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Moonflame on April 09, 2014 08:05:32 AM
Ooh!  I've made some really utilitarian holders for tiny dpns using pencil toppers that I string together with thin elastic like this:

Pencil Topper DPN tute (http://makezine.com/craft/dpn_project_holder_tutorial/)

Those teensy hair elastics would work, though, too, for just bundling them together.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on April 09, 2014 09:32:25 AM
BringMeKnitting8 The thread catcher is a great idea and the blanket is lovely!
FiberAlchemist The acorn hat is adorable! And I canít wait to see your shawl!
rockmygypsysoul Lovely card! I love the colors!
Nicajeanie I love all the different colors and patterns!
jellybean89 The scarfs are fantastic! I love the colors! And the cards are great! Itís such a great movie!
gaudiknight I am in love with those socks! My inner whovian is squealing! They look like 4ís scarf!!! :D
Moonflame What a cute way to keep everything from walking off mysteriously! I love the colors of that square!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 09, 2014 09:46:41 AM

Hi Moonflame!  Did you realize you posted two projects for Arithmancy in the same post?  You can only get House Points for one of those two posts, but you will receive SPEW points for both.  Did you mean to post one of them as another class?

Oh my Goodness!  That last one was supposed to be SoAR.  I was copy-pasting my header to save time, and forgot to change the class name for that one.  I've fixed it now.  Thanks! :)

Awesome!  I fixed your points too!  :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 09, 2014 09:53:46 AM
~*Headmistress Jennie completes the Homonculous Charm - We are here!*~




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 09, 2014 09:58:47 AM
Note from the Deputy Headmistress...

Thank you for your patience friends!  I was able to complete updating OWLs & NEWTs this morning.  That means that the House Point totals are truly up to date, and include all submitted classes, challenges, beans, OWLs and NEWTs. 

If you have proposed an OWL or NEWT this semester, please check the list on the first page to make sure it is correct. 

If there is a mistake, do let me know.  But please, for the love of my sanity, send just one message each, and be sure to include actual information in your message.  A note that says "My OWL isn't there", is not actually helpful.  :-\  Please include the name of the subject you are missing, and a link to the post in which you created your proposal, or your completed project post.  Your help on this is greatly appreciated!!!  :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: calliemae on April 09, 2014 10:10:05 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Quidditch: Bludger to Gryffindor
Project Name: Last Minute Blanket.
Description: I hate having to do things last minute, I am the queen of planning, anything else makes me crazy stressed. So when I found out about a last minute baby shower I was not a happy Slytherin. However, knitting makes me very happy, and I loved the way this little blanket turned out, and it only took me 5.5 hours to start and finish.


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Quidditch: Bludger to Hufflepuff
Project Name: Stork Brings A Baby
Brief Description: I looked up into the sky and I saw a cloud shaped like a stork, guess that means a new arrival is on its way. What better way to welcome than offering up this gift.
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Moonflame on April 09, 2014 10:44:39 AM
Sammylouse40 Lovely card!  I've wanted to try paper moulding, but I've never done it.  

ErinAquahearts  Love the upcycled Easter cards!  Cool idea!

BadWolf314  Awesome wands!  I've been too intimidated to try my own yet.  Great job! :)

Ladychris2010  That's a great earwarmer!  I bet your mom loves it!

MamanTattoo  Those flame boots are fabulous!  And I love the yarn you made.  Do you spin on a wheel or drop spindle?  Your tooth cart pictures are agorable, and the pants are, too! :)

Brinkmeknitting8 Nice job on the space clearing!  And your thread catcher turned out lovely!

FiberAlchemist Great space clearing!  And that hat is sooooo cute!  The postcard is beautiful. :)

Nicajeanie I love your squares!  

Jellybean89 The cards are such a great use of an old calendar!  Sweet!  And those scares are great! :)

Gaudiknight I love your socks!!  Dumbledore would be jealous! :)

Calliemae  What a beautiful blanket and sweater!  Great job!

One more from me!

Class: Divination / Challenge: Quidditch - Bludger to Slytherin (all stash)
S.P.E.W. n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Flair book with Flair!
Project Description:  Today I was cleaning countertops and came across a bunch of stickynotes with ideas for flair written on them.  I wanted to throw them away, but in typical ADD crafter style, I suddenly HAD to make a notebook to write the ideas in.  ::)  Anyway, I thought this would make a neat divination project, so I looked into the sky for inspiration, but it was COMPLETELY CLOUD FREE!  ???  That just doesn't happen here, LOL!  Especially not lately.  So I took that as a sign that my horizons were unbounded, and the sky was the limit.  ;D  I also saw a crane flying this morning, so I was inspired to do something about flight. I've had this $1 notebook in my stash for several years  :-\ so it was time to upcycle it into something I actually WANTED to use. :)  I wanted to put a button on it, but couldn't find one that worked, but then I had a sudden inspiration to make a flair button and use it.  Very apropos, I think. :D  
Project Pic:






Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mamaneedles on April 09, 2014 12:00:21 PM
Thanks ladies for the ideas, I think I might be on the right track... :D

I spun with a drop spindle :) Someday I will have a wheel!!

I don't remember who asked but yes, anything project turned is okay to hit or score.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 10, 2014 11:17:07 AM
Note from the Deputy Headmistress....

Hello friends!  Yes, I fear I have yet another announcement. I feel like I've been overburdening you all with them the last few days, but hopefully this will be the last one for a bit.  I want you all to know that the post on the first page of OWLs & NEWTs has been broken up into 2 separate posts.  One for OWL's, is in the same space (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165735#msg5165735).  The post for NEWT's is 2 posts below that (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165744#msg5165744).  I'm sure you've all noticed pinkleo & my comments about just how big a project tallying House Points is.  I felt that part of the reason for that is just how dense the OWL & NEWT post was.  Editing the text every time someone had a new proposal was like wading into the jungle with nothing but a large knife.  Daunting to say the least.  :-\

So, we're going to try this for a little bit and see if it works.  Hopefully it will help us keep Advanced Studies updated in a more timely fashion.  Thank you again for your continued patience while we work to make this wonderful place run even better!   :-*


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 10, 2014 03:22:42 PM
gaudiknight, that's a great looking sock! I think you've inspired me to finally try them. :)


I hope it's OK for me to propose a NEWT - I did complete an OWL, but my name isn't on the list of eligible students yet.

~*NEWT PROPOSAL HEADER*~
NEWT Subject: Herbology
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Spring veggie & flower garden
Brief Description: I will demonstrate my mastery of many varieties of plant (mostly muggle), by constructing and planting a raised garden in my yard. I will consider the project complete when I have filled all the space with plants, and they are all well established.
Timeline and materials:
Week 1: Plot out and mark my space. Build the raised beds from cinderblocks.
Week 2: Fill beds with soil and compost (many trips to the town compost site). Sketch preliminary plan for where veggies will go.
Week 3: Start planting things!
Week 4 onward: More planting! General garden maintenance, weeding, pruning, staking, watering. Maybe some kind of decorating?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: gaudiknight on April 11, 2014 06:23:42 AM
calliemae - You finished a baby blanket in under 6 hours?  Wow!  I usually take weeks to finish anything that big.

moonflame - What a pretty notebook!

NEWT Update - I am pretty much still in square one as far as sewing my seven dresses.  I got as far as prewashing all my material and cutting out two patterns, but then real life got in the way.  I hope to finish at least one this evening after work.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch - Goal for Hufflepuff (Thrift Store Yarn)
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Teeny Tiny Sweater
Project Page Link: Made using Wovenflame's "Knitting Patterns to Fit Pukipuki" available on ravelry or etsy
Brief Description: One of the hazards of being a crafter is that people keep bringing you things that they think you can use.  A friend found two lovely skeins of lace-weight yarn from the 70s or 80s in a thrift store, and brought them home for me.  While winding them into balls, I found moths had gotten at one of the skeins, so I had lots of short lengths of yarn.  Not so good for shawls, but perfect for doll sweaters.

(https://flic.kr/p/mGqyxx)




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Moonflame on April 11, 2014 08:00:52 AM
Acadian Driftwood Love your proposal! :) 

GaudiknightWhat an adorable sweater! 

MamanTattoo I changed my notebook from a goal for Huffle to a bludger, because I was thinking about it, and though I upcycled an item, it wasn't already used, so I think bludger is probably more appropriate.  It was all stash supply, though. :)


Title: Quidditch Updated
Post by: Mamaneedles on April 12, 2014 07:52:21 AM
The Quidditch is up to date!

I should have put it the other way around! We're all in the minus... next time I'll know :P


Gaudiknight- That sweater is just so cute! I love tiny things.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on April 12, 2014 08:59:53 PM
Class: Astronomy
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Baby Everett's Baby Blanket
Project Description:  My cousin had a baby.  He is so cute!  So I made him a baby blanket.  It's a lot like the first one I made but its a little bigger and has a solid blue stripe around the edge and a little loopy finish. It took the horrible recovery time of laying in bed and gave me something to focus on other than the pain after my surgery.  Definitely a positive object from my negative time in bed.   :D



Challenge: April Detention
Quidditch:  Goal for Slytherin
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Upcycled Children's Book Cards
Project Description: Continuing  with my thrift book transformations.  I made a set of six cards with bunnies again.  These are home togetherness themed.  Dinner with family and hanging out after together.



Quidditch: Goal for Slytherin
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: School Day Bunny Greeting Cards
Project Description: Another set of cards made from old children's book pictures.  These are more school day/ mischief making themed. Four in the set.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Audania1 on April 13, 2014 01:21:22 PM
Love that afgahn!! So cute! And I am really in love with those upcycled bunny pictures. Very cute - you've given me a great idea for holidays after Easter now  ;)
Maybe now I will get to that bin or two of scrap book stash I have had sitting in my closet For.Ev.Er. I haven't touched that stuff in years (super big time burn out) but I'm feeling an inkling of inspiration.....!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: AnnoyingBigSister on April 13, 2014 02:16:33 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean Challenge Envelope Glue
House: Huffelpuff
Project Name: Glacey Wrapping Paper
Brief Description: I am making an anime of my own, called ''Glacey''. It centers around a Glaceon named Glacey and her evolved siblings, trying to defeat The King of Pokelantis and save May and the world. So for this Bean I made wrapping paper for my anime that takes place after the end of the series.
Project Picture:
       


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: tiamatfire on April 13, 2014 02:43:23 PM
Class: Apparition
SPEW: N/A
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Dreaming of Paris
While my sister was visiting to meet her new nephew, we decided to make macarons.  Iíve never been to Paris, but biting into a true French macaron is a wonderful experience.  They werenít too difficult, and considering I didnít bother sifting my ingredients OR aging my egg whites they went together surprisingly well!
Class: Charms
SPEW: N/A
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Puppy Cake
It was my daughterís second birthday a few weeks ago, and although weíre not a dog family (Iím both allergic and afraid of them) she has something of an obsession with dogs (which she calls puppies).  Despite the adorable plans I had for rainbow birthday I caved and themed it with puppies instead.  The picture is based off a design on one of her favourite shirts.  Definitely uses two techniques and mediums Ė cake/icing, and standard/star tip decorating!
Class: DADA
SPEW: N/A
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Samís Shadowbox
I made my daughter a shadow box with some of the items from her birth in it, and since we knew we wanted another baby at some point I bought a second one at the same time.  I was able to put Samís together a few days ago.  It has my hospital bracelet and one of his, as well as the card that was on his bassinette.  I would have put his little hat in but our hospital uses donated hand-knit hats and it was absolutely huge.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on April 14, 2014 09:32:00 AM
calliemae That blanket looks absolutely lovely and the sweater is so cute!
Moonflame The notebook is gorgeous! I love your paper choice!
gaudiknight What a cute sweater!
ErinAquaheart The baby blanket is adorable! And more adorable bunny cards!
AnnoyingBigSister The wrapping paper is awesome!
tiamatfire The macarons and cake look delicious!!! And the shadow box is so cute!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 14, 2014 01:12:20 PM
Class: Apparition
SPEW: Warren County Public Library Raffle
House: Gryffindor!

Project Name: Doctor Who TARDIS Bookmark
Brief Description: While I would love to travel this beautiful world of ours, the place I'd MOST like to travel, is among the stars.  Therefore I crafted something I might run into there, the TARDIS.  :)  This bookmark is being donated to the Warren County Public Library Raffle on Doctor Who Day later this month.
Project Picture:



Class: Astronomy
SPEW: Caitlin's Smiles
House: Gryffindor!

Project Name: Craft Foam Bookmark Kits
Brief Description: Caitlin's Smiles (http://www.caitlins-smiles.org/kits.php) is a wonderful charity that sends craft kits to children in hospitals.  Often seriously ill children cannot get out of their beds and have very little to keep their mind off of sickness and pain.  Caitlin's Smiles (http://www.caitlins-smiles.org/kits.php) aims to change that by giving the kids something creative to work on.  And is there a better way to turn a negative into a positive than using creativity and imagination to fight off fear and pain? Each of these 30 kits contains a craft foam bookmark, and lots of self-stick foam shapes, in various themes including music, dinosaurs, birds, etc.
Project Picture:



Class: Divination
SPEW: Warren County Public Library Raffle
House: Gryffindor!

Project Name: Doctor Who TARDIS keychain & necklace
Brief Description: When I looked up into the sky this past weekend I was shocked to see a fluffy white version of a very famous "blue box".  This keychain and necklace are being donated to the Warren County Public Library Raffle on Doctor Who Day later this month.
Project Picture:



Class: Flying
House: Gryffindor!

Project Name: Quilted Laptop Case
Brief Description: When studying creatures who fly, I looked into two different creatures; moths and bees.  This lovely quilted laptop case is the result!  It is made with the Flora & Fauna line of fabrics from Michael Miller.  Luna Moth in mustard for the outside and Bee Hive in mustard for the lining.  I used two layers of batting, and the inside is free-motion quilted, while the outside is treated like a "lining" and is smooth.  I used this tutorial (http://www.amyalamode.com/blog/2010/04/04/laptop-sleeve-tutorial/) as a starting point, but heavily altered the directions, as it calls for the case to open along the short side, and I wanted it to open along the top like an envelope.
Project Picture:




Challenge: D.A. - Patronus Charm
SPEW: Caitlin's Smiles
House: Gryffindor!

Project Name: Friendship Bracelet Kits
Brief Description: Another project for Caitlin's Smiles (http://www.caitlins-smiles.org/kits.php)!  This is 25 friendship bracelet kits, with a charm, to keep kids busy while hospitalized.
Project Picture:



House Pride: Gryffindor
SPEW: Wildlife Rescue Nests
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Crocheted Bird Nest
Brief Description: This bird nest is being donated to Wildlife Rescue Nests (http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/nest.html).  When injured animals are brought into Wildlife Rescue facilities, they often lack places to put tiny creatures who need to stay warm.  Hence, reusable yarn nests!  They are used for birds, bunnies, cats, and other critters to need to be kept warm and safe without their mothers.  This one is Gryffindor red & gold to give the little creatures courage to face the big wide world ahead of them when they heal.  :D
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: samash90 on April 15, 2014 03:44:43 AM
hey everyone, I am loving everyone's work there's too much to comment on , but i am in awe of the hard work you all put in :)

I just have a Quidditch question , when it says you can only catch a snitch once, does that mean once per person or once per team?
Thanks all :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: jenleahlynn on April 15, 2014 11:12:01 AM
class-study of ancient runes/spew
house-gryffendor
project-lives change at your library bookmark
 

my local library had a contest for a bookmark design for natioal library week. the theme was "lives change at the library" . i think the idea of growth and change fits with berkano. my image was a sunflower growing out of the book, and  added various programs onto the leaves. i love that there are a wide variety of programs to encourage readers of all ages.


i was really happy with how it turned out, and i actually won the contest for the adult age group! they are taking my design and printing it as bookmarks to be distributed at the library!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: gaudiknight on April 15, 2014 11:43:53 AM
tiamatfire - Those macarons look gorgeous!  Where did you find the recipe?

mistressjennie - I love the fabric you chose for the laptop case.  Thanks for sharing the tutorial link - I might just have to give it a shot.

jenleahlynn - Congrats on winning the contest!  I'm really admiring the lettering you did on the leaves.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy / Bludger to Ravenclaw (All Stash Material)
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Easter Cards
Brief Description: I needed an easter card to send in a care-package, and if you're going to make one, why not make several and use up a bit more of the stash.  The colors of the patterned paper are a lot more rosy and gold in real life (for some reason the pictures turned out terribly).  I was very happy to finally use this stamp, which has been languishing in my stash for the past 10 years.





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: jenleahlynn on April 15, 2014 11:59:59 AM
OWL Subject & Option(if available):potions/ spew
House:gryffendor
Project Name:hope atc collage
Brief Description:i had a previous owl started for arithimancy that i would like to postpone, as i've basicallly misplaced it, and have started another project that is turning from a class into an owl. i'm hoping that i can still get approval even though i'm a week into the project. i could submit it as several smaller projects instead.

i was on the planning commity for our churches ladies overnighter. it's lots of fun crafts and community. we came up with a theme of 'spring into action'. we wanted to use the activeties as more than just fun, but as ways to use our hobbies to serve and encourage others. i wanted to create a piece of artwork to hang in a bathroom that has recently been repainted. the idea i settled on was to collect atc cards with the theme of hope, and then frame them as a collage.

these are  a few cards i made ahead of time as samples.the overnighter was last weekend, and i had precut cards (2 1/2 by 3 1/2) in various colors. i also had patterned paper, stickers, cutouts for people who wanted to make a collage. i also demonstrated stamping with stazone ink, and watercolor pencils.  the ladies had fun, and each card is unique. now i'm planning to some of the kids create cards during sunday school to add the the collection, and then arrange them all to be framed.


i also posted flyers encourgaging people who hadn't attended the program to contribute, but i didn't recieve any. i think it was hard to understand the project without an example. so instead of having it finished by easter, i'm putting them in a binder to show people. i think having our church contribute makes it more personal, i just asking people to do something. hopefully by showing what's been started, and including the kids, we will have more cards within a few weeks, then i can create the collage.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pottermouth on April 15, 2014 08:16:55 PM
~*COMPLETED OWL HEADER*~
OWL Subject & Option: Alchemy, Option One
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: I Spy 13 Eyes

For the IYP 25 Swap I decided to transform a house shaped shadow box into a Halloween house chock full of spooky stuff. The little parts were added as I found them, like a mysterious hand, a vintage Whimsies owl, wishbone, plastic ribcage, and a treasured die from a Harry Potter game. (Had to sneak that in there somewhere.) The house was painted, crackled, papered, painted; the parts were aged, inked, painted, or made...like the paperclay little cat. The whole reason for the project was actually as a joke, because I had hidden a few eyeballs in something I made my partner last year, and I thought it would be funny to do it again. Then I mailed it off without taking photos. Classic! So this picture is courtesy of MissingWillow:



Class: Charms
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Stuart and Nelson

Another something for MissingWillow in the IYP swap. It's Stuart and Nelson, the goofy skellies in their wee shrine. The house is made of foam board, painted, papered, and feathered, and the little dudes are sewn from muslin, painted, and joined with bead parts. I miraculously took a pic of this a while ago.



Class: SoAR
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Birthday Bear

Sent a crocheted birthday cake to my daughter who is away at college, and topped the cake off with a needle felted bear and decoupaged plastic egg.



Class: Potions
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: I think I successfully transformed a pile of wool roving into a zombie sheep. All weak stomached people should turn away. (Photos are again MissingWillow's!) If you care to see the eyeball picture, go here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432225.70#axzz2z0xR5KaO)



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: tiamatfire on April 15, 2014 09:03:51 PM
The macaron recipe was from here!  http://notsohumblepie.blogspot.ca/2010/04/macarons-101-french-meringue.html (http://notsohumblepie.blogspot.ca/2010/04/macarons-101-french-meringue.html)

We made chai, lemon, vanilla, and chocolate buttercream to fill them :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 16, 2014 05:33:07 AM
pottermouth: LOVE the Spooky House!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Audania1 on April 16, 2014 01:20:59 PM
LOVE the zombie sheep!! lol so grossly cute! My kids were playing in the living room next to me and I said, "hey girls. Wanna see a zombie sheep?" The looked at me all confused and were like, "um.... ok?". So I showed them and they flipped!!! They are 4 and 7 and kept asking "Can I see it again?!!" little weirdos..... lol  :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: WhistleFish on April 16, 2014 03:24:17 PM
Hey fellow HPCers! Have you seen/heard about Hogwarts is Here (http://www.hogwartsishere.com/)? I didn't even know this was a thing but I saw a lot of stuff about it today. It's a online "Hogwarts" kind of role playing site made by fans but it appears to be pretty well done. You can enroll and take classes and live in "dorms". Sounds neat! I don't have time today, but I'm definitely checking it out tonight. Just wanted to give my fellow HP fans a heads up in case it was something you wanted to check out!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Inselaeffchen on April 17, 2014 05:27:39 AM
Mistress Jennie, love your Tardis works!! :)
So much great works around here again, really have to hide somewhere for not producing ANYTHING! :o

As for me ... two very active toddlers, weather being a bit better so they WANT to go outdoors, and 2 swaps I've done stalking but no crafting yet means I've not done much crafting. :o

Our Pinboard needs updated (although I did some yesterday), as well as the Alchemy dungeon, so that will be a task for tonight.

HOWEVER ... I managed to do one class assignment yesterday!! :D

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle Studies
SPEW: N/A
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Cupboard Declutter
Project Page Link (if available):N/A
Brief Description: I'm currently trying to declutter our kitchen - haven't done much on that front since the twins were born 07/2011, and now that they CAN actually entertain themselves in the living room (but WON'T without constantly interrupting me... *sigh*) I try to do some decluttering one cupboard at a time (can't believe I haven't taken a picture of my "potions" cupboard (hot choc, tea, coffee) so couldn't put that forward as class assignment done! :o

Project Picture:

That's our "Herbology" cupboard (Herbs & Spices)

BEFORE


and after


I'm planning on sewing a pocket thingy to hang inside the door for mix packets etc... not sure when I'll find the time for that mind... ;)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on April 17, 2014 01:47:54 PM
Mistress Jennie I love the TARDIS bookmark, keychain and necklace! And the bookmarks and friendship bracelets are a fantastic idea! Those kids are going to love them. The laptop case and the nest are absolutely lovely! I love the colors!
jenleahlynn The bookmark is lovely and congrats on winning! I canít wait to see the finished collage!
gaudiknight The cards are adorable! I love the paper colors!
pottermouth The spooky house is awesome and Stuart and Nelson are so cute! I love the zombie sheep! The eye is just fantastic! And what a lovely birthday cake!
Inselaeffchen The cabinet looks great! And a door hanging thing for the packet is a great idea, I might just have to steal it! ;)

Class/Challenge/House Pride: DA: Mastering the Patronus Charm
SPEW: PRR Squares
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: PRR Square
Brief Description: I finally found some time to do some crocheting while parts of my side tables were drying off. I made this for the Pine Ridge and I canít wait to make a few more!
Project Picture:


NEWT Subject: Alchemy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Side Tables
Project Link: More Pictures Here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433007.0#axzz2zX81zvRO)
Brief Description: I finally finished my side tables in the nick of time (the wedding is tomorrow). I love how they turned out and am almost tempted to keep them for myself.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: DragonChilde on April 17, 2014 04:56:45 PM
Hey guys! I wanted to pop in and say that I still exist. Everything so far has been great. I'll be back over the weekend to comment, submit some things, and to update the Slytherin Dungeon and Astronomy Tower.

WistleFish~ Hogwarts is Here is great! Things are a bit slow right now and sometimes their servers crash (they got a lot of press recently), so if you sign up and are working on homework make sure to write it up somewhere else first so you don't lose it.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: gaudiknight on April 18, 2014 07:28:38 AM
jennleahlynn - What a neat idea!  I hope you share pictures of the finished collages.

pottermouth - ZOMBIE SHEEP!!!  It doesn't get any better than that!

Inselaeffchen - Great job!  There's something really satisfying about cleaning out cabinets like that.

BadWolf314 - Those side tables look great.  Looking forward to a project page link.

Advanced Studies Friday Update
After a week or so of no progress I'm back in the saddle.  I was finding no inspiration in my stash, so I let myself buy a little bit of fabric for the project, and that seemed to be the kick start I needed.  Dress count stands at 1/7 three weeks into my 7 week time frame.  Not great, but still do-able.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on April 18, 2014 08:37:42 AM
Loving all your work guys (and will certainly be checking out the hogwarts rpg!)
Couple of classes to turn in, since swap parcels have been received!

Class; Apparition
House: ravenclaw
Project; old John hoop
This 'folly' atop a hill near my parents house is a familier sight... But i had always assumed that it was closed to public access - it wasn't until i was researching to get photos for this hoop that i found out it's not! So i am now planning a walk to visit it next time i have a weekend up north

Class; transfiguration
House; ravenclaw
Project: old John card
I also researched the bats who live in the same park (i will try to spot some when i go), and included them in this view


Challenge; da patronus charm
Spew; retirement home raffle donation
House: ravenclaw
Project;
Visiting my nan recently, i saw that the home she is in were asking for donations of raffle prizes; so i knitted a pair of bedsocks to be given away :-)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Naantje on April 19, 2014 10:41:29 AM
It's April 19th and I'm posting my first completed class... Half of the semester has flown by already! I really have been very busy for my muggle education with hardly any time left for my magical education!

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
SPEW: N/A
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Bird's nest pendant
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432970
Brief Description:
I was looking at the sky and saw many a bird fly by. They chirp incessantly these days. I wondered if they're already busy caring for their brood. I have no idea if it's mating season, nesting season or hatching season for those tweeters, but I was definitely thinking about them being parents. And then, thinking about my own mum. And the fact that there's only thee more weeks to go until mother's day. So inspired by the birds, I made this bird's nest pendant for my mother. The teal beads represent her three boys, the green ones represent my foster sister and myself. My first time wire wrapping!
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on April 20, 2014 04:16:11 AM
Lovely necklace naantje!
And new that you've received the hoop i made you for the end of term feast last term, i can post it here :-)

Challenge; house unity
House; ravenclaw
Project;
Naantje asked for a hoop featuring hermione, and the insult from when snape calls her an 'insufferable know it all' - only Naantje wanted to frame the insult as an achievement :-)
So i created the hermione award, celebrating the ravenclaw side of a famous gryifindor, mounted on hufflepuff yellow and surrounded by laurels in slytherin green. This demonstrates that by embracing the qualities of all the houses that we each have inside us, we become stronger, more rounded people - and especially we can turn what other people may see as weakness and worthy of insult, and use it as good.


Class; arithmancy
House; ravenclaw
Project;
Happy Easter! My friend has a bit of a rough weekend ahead visiting some people who she doesn't get on too well with,  and i know she's dreading it. I have a spare key to her house, so after she left i let myself in and set up an egg hunt around her lounge for her to come home too, to remind her that we love her and to cheer her up. There were 8 clues and 8 eggs to find


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Moonflame on April 20, 2014 10:27:30 AM
ErinAquahearts  That baby blankie is lovely, and your cards are all adorable!

AnnoyingBigSister I <3 your wrapping paper so MUCH!  I think it's great that you're doing your own anime.  Cool! :)

Tiamatfire Those macarons are amazing!  And your puppy cake turned out great!  And I love your shadowbox!

MistressJennie Wow!  All your TARDIS goodies rock! :)  I love your bookmark and bracelet kits, too.  Your laptop case is awesome!  And I love the nest.  What a cool charity!'

Jenleahlynn  Your bookmark is gorgeous!!  Congratulations!  I can see why you won! :)  ANd your ATCs are lovely!

Gaudiknight Your Easter cards are so adorable! :)

Pottermouth Wow!  I love the shadowbox and shrine, and that bear really takes the cake. ^_^  And that zombie sheep is SO BRILLIANT!!!  So Amaze!  Such wow!

Inselaffchen Great decluttering job!  

BadWolf314 I love your Pine Ridge square!  And those side tables are amazing!  Awesome job!

Noodlebug  I love your folly hoop and card.  Cool!  The bed socks a re a great S.P.E.W.project!  And I LOVE that Hermione award. :)  I think the egg hunt you made for your friend is a brilliant idea! :)

Naantje Your next necklace is sooooo cool!  I love it! :)

I've been a bad student this week, but at least I did finally get some things finished up.

Challenge: Quidditch - send a bludger to Gryffindor
S.P.E.W. YES! Squares 4 Pine Ridge
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Seedy Squares
Project Description: I'm too lazy to post these all separately.  They're all seed stitch from stash. :)
Project Pic:



Class: Flying
S.P.E.W. n/a
House: Huffledypuff
Project Name: The Drunken Bee
Project Description: So in my mind, this was going to be a really chibi, fat bee.  Alas.  He turned out looking a bit soused.  I helped him along while doing his wings (which are barely visible, but are stitched in silver wool) by sharing a daquiri with him, and to be honest, I think I drank all of it before he got any.  Alas.  Anyway, he's a pretty good example of how things turn out at my house - NOT Martha Stewartesque. ^_^  I decided to let him bee and love him just as he is.  It will be fun looking through the quilt when it's all done and finding the "Exceeds expectations" puffs vs. the "Expectations?  Ha!" puffs. :D  

Really, all I can say is that it was a good thing Madam Hooch was there to grab me out of the air as I fell off my broom, because it would have been even messier had she not.  ;)
Project Pic:


Class: Transfiguration
S.P.E.W. n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Flock of doughnuts
Project Link: Right here! (http://tasty-yummies.com/2012/02/24/gluten-free-diary-free-chocolate-donuts/)
Project Description: I was bummed for my 16 year-old this Easter, because she can't have sugar right now.  (She's seeing a practioner of Chinese Medicine for reflux, acne and eczema which are all related to GI issues.  The plus side is that after only 3 days we were already seeing a difference! :)  )  We are also veg. and gluten-free, but the doctor said she CAN have coconut sugar.  I found these cute doughnuts on Pinterest and decided to try them.  It was pretty amazing how well this recipe transfigured a bunch of mildly unexpected ingredients into a dark flock of yummy little doughnuts!  Even my husband (who is super picky) liked them!!  My daughter made the glaze from coconut milk, coconut sugar and cocoa powder.  The one on the right is dusted with coconut sugar.  The recipe made over 30, but all but these 3 flew away before I could snap a pic, and now we're down to one, LOL!
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Naantje on April 20, 2014 11:03:35 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: April detention
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Shirt turned gym bag
Project Page Link (if available): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432985.0#axzz2zRzOlBKZ
Brief Description:
I'm training to become a teacher, and next week I'll be faced with real life pupils (aged 16-18) for the first time. Me and two fellow students will be delivering a documentary related workshop, and since the subject is rather tough (stock markets and technology) we've incorporated a little competition to incentivise the kids. Naturally, we needed a prize, and this is where I volunteered.

I found a hand-me-down shirt my husband got from his brother, but that was too big for him. It hung of his shoulders, not a good look. So instead of letting my husband walk around like a shabby guy, I used the magic of scissors and a sewing machine to make it into a first rate gym bag. I hope whoever wins the game will find it useful :)
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Post by: noodle-bug on April 20, 2014 11:37:30 AM
I love the drunken bee! I hope everytime you spot him on the finished item, he makes you laugh :-)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: sammylouise40 on April 20, 2014 12:34:42 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Cutie Girl Chibi
Brief Description: For my CoMC assignment I created this little chibi girl who has a dress that has three patterns on the bodice of her dress and one color on her skirt. The patterns are also on her sleeves and hair ties.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Mushroom
Brief Description: I took a photo of the clouds in the sky and I saw a mushroom first so I made a mushroom out of clay. My mom is going to put it in her fairy garden. When I later looked at the photo I also saw an alligator and witch's shoe. Anyone see anything else?
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Post by: margaron on April 20, 2014 06:30:46 PM
OWL Subject & Option (if available): Transfiguration Option 1
House: Slytherin
Project Name: The 60 Hour Snuggy
Project Page Link (if available): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5168396#msg5168396
Brief Description: Named such, as I attempted to make one before and to satisfy curiosity timed every time I actually sat down to work on it over the two months I did. This crocheted snuggy took a large amount of yarn (approximately 3000 meters) aka. about 4 1/2 of those giant balls you find at wal-mart. I used a pattern I made  once before and it is crocheted in entirely of Half-Double crochets. The final product ended a little bit longer than anticipated at about 81 inches and about 50 inches wide. My project breakdown went out the window when I got sick and then had my birthday, forcing a huge amount of last minute crocheting to be done (my fingers are still a little sore and I finished about 14 hours ago... ). But the deadline was met successfully  8) (and I feel like a boss for cranking out so much last minute and finishing it).  


Project Picture:
(http://s320.photobucket.com/user/ecjwrscwluv/media/pics/DSC_0004_zpscbf3625f.jpg.html)

Unfortunately this is the only picture of the finished product I have as I did an 8 hour push from 10:30pm- 6:30am and come 6:30am I wasn't having any more of the non-sleeping shenanigans. The birthday boy loved it! I'm so glad I stayed up, though my hands weren't liking me too much by the end, my fingers had slowed drastically and my eyes were heavy, it was worth it. :)


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Post by: BadWolf314 on April 21, 2014 10:05:41 AM
noodle-bug I love the hoop and card! It looks like a fun place to visit. The socks look so cozy! The Hermione is perfect! And who doesnít love an egg hunt!
Naantje The necklace is absolutely lovely! Your mom is going to love it! Awesome gym bag and what a clever way to use a shirt!
Moonflame Yay! Spew! The doughnuts look delicious and the drunken bee is cute!
sammylouise40 Adorable little girl and the mushroom is cool!
margaron The snuggy looks fantastic and so warm! Congrats on getting it finished on time too!


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Post by: noodle-bug on April 22, 2014 06:00:44 AM
great looking snuggie :D

Class; care of magical creatures
House; ravenclAwesome
Project;
A friend is off on tour, and needed someone to look after his fish... Step up the daughter of a mutual friend, who at 8 years old is very excited to be a fish keeper :-) i made her an official badge to wear (in case excitement fades come cleaning out time ...), using ribbon with a stripe pattern in 3 vivid colours, plus a couple of bright cheery buttons. I fish are much quieter than flwoopers, i found!


Challenge; housepride
House; ravenclaw!
Project;
Who but a ravenclaw would try to learn to draw from a book?! The exercises I've been doing call for copying line drawings, but upside down. These were all drawn upside down. The first one was abandoned (i think i tried to start with to complex a picture, i will try again in a week or so) but I'm really pleased with the other 2




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Post by: pottermouth on April 22, 2014 03:24:00 PM
House; ravenclAwesome

Hee, hee. Totally using it. Love the Old John hoop and cards, noodle! I wants to go to there!

Beautiful necklace, Naantje. That's your first time wire wrapping?

Moonflame, drunken bee! Drunk knitting is the best knitting, because there is always a great story.  :D

sammylouise,  what a cutie chibi you've made! Love her eyes.

margaron, Merlin's saggy y-fronts! THAT's how one crochets! Congrats on completing your O.W.L., and I'm next in line for when you make a second.  ;D

Class: Alchemy
SPEW:n/a but I've got a few projects begun!
House: Ravenclaw-tastic No? Doesn't work?
Project Name: FUN Lion Pincushion

A cutesy needle felted lion pincushion for a wonderful swap partner. The phoenix's colors are represented with the gold and red of the base, which was a pain to stitch. (Photo belongs to rackycoo)



Class: Transfiguration
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravencleriffic! Still not as good, huh?
Project Name: Chunky House Halloween Style

After transforming some paper into bats (well, mostly) I used the Permanent Sticking Charm to affix them on a creepy chunky house.



Class: Herbology
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravencool-aw. That's right out. No good.
Project Name: Squid and Octopus Hoopla

Have you read the book Squid and Octopus Friends For Always? It's a favourite in our house, and I used a page from the book to stitch up a happy hoop for my craft area.



Class: HoM
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclawwwww, oh forget it. There's nothing better than RavenclAwesome.
Project Name: Spool Boy

When I found this vintage spool at an antique shop, I knew it was destined for rackycoo. To make it "spring-y" and happy I cut out a paper daisy and added that cheery little boy on top. He looks as if he's enjoying Spring, huh? (photo also rackycoo's!)

Seems as if I haven't mastered the Photo Sharing spell yet, so until I get it corrected you can see it here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432225.110#axzz2zejZWKRw), if you wish.


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Post by: ladychris2010 on April 22, 2014 04:00:31 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology
SPEW:
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Drawing Tablet Case
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: Although I have yet to submit any drawings for projects yet, I do have a drawing tablet which I use when drawing digitally and keep it close to my laptop when not in use. However, since it's black, it tends to blend in with the spot it rests in and catches dust quite easily. With that in mind, I decided to craft a case for it in a color that was sure to stand out in its resting spot. ((Do ignore the red project showing in the bottom of the picture. That is something else I was working on at the time I snapped the picture.)
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Post by: ladychris2010 on April 22, 2014 04:11:12 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle Studies
SPEW:
House: Slytherin
Project Name: A Mother's Job
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: Most mothers know how messy their little ones can be and my little one is no exception. So, taking advantage of her being in daycare for the day, I took to the task of cleaning her room. Mind you it is quite a small room but it did take hours due to all the pieces of paper (or book pages) I had to toss, clothing I had to put away and toys to arrange along with plugging some openings at the bottom of one of the walls to keep out unwanted rodent visitors. (No cat familiar here sadly). Also had to sweep and mop her floor, (those darn rodents) and exchange her sheet for a brand new one. But it was well worth it.
Project Picture:
Before:




After:
(That's a balloon still intact from her birthday last year that she likes to play with hiding under her bed. The string allows for her to pull it back to her if she accidentally knocks it out.)




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: tiamatfire on April 22, 2014 05:16:37 PM
Great stuff guys!  I'm sorry I haven't the time to comment on it all (baby boy, while smiley a lot of the time, has also developed mild colic) but I check and admire every day.

Class: CoMC
House: Gryffindor
SPEW: N/A
Name: Rainbow Eggs

We coloured eggs for the first time this year, and decided to try a version that made a "tea egg" look.  I boiled the eggs, my daughter and I cracked them with the backs of spoons, then we let them sit in coloured water tinted with gel colours for several hours in the fridge.  Some colours worked better than others as you can see, partially because a two year-old is a little over-enthusiastic with the cracking :P  They also didn't peel very well, I always have issues with the membranes sticking to the whites.




Challenge: Dumbledore's Army
House: Gryffindor
SPEW: Women's shelter
Name: A little luxury

I can't imagine how difficult it must be to have to go to a shelter, and how much suffering must have happened to get there as well.  I'm hoping this crocheted wash cloth and luxury soap will bring at least a little moment of happiness to someone who's really struggling.  I'm hoping to make more as well!



Class: Herbology
House: Gryffindor
SPEW: N/A
Name: Ring sling

Well I wouldn't be able to get ANYTHING done, never mind crafting, without a baby carrier!  Little man needs a LOT of holding, way more than his sister ever did, and with a toddler all by myself 2 days a week (she's still in daycare 3 days to keep her place for when I go back) I wanted a carrier that was faster to put on and adjust than my Maman Kangaroo wrap.  This fits the bill, although it's not his favourite carrier (he prefers the wrap).



Challenge: Detention
House: Gryffindor
SPEW: N/A
Name: Ladybug sweater

This project was banished to the UFO pile months ago, and I finally picked it up again so I could justify doing a few NEW projects instead.  Sadly, even though the wool was superwash and it said specifically to wash it in the machine, it felted slightly after these pictures were taken so I need to make sure it still fits!



Oh, and an extra photo of little man in one of the sweaters I submitted as a project last term!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: midkiffsjoy on April 22, 2014 05:53:14 PM
I can't believe these are my two first classes to post.  I've been working my butt off on the farm constantly!!!!!  I hope everyone is doing okay. 


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Care of Magical Creatures (CoMC)
Quidditch Pitch: Score for Hufflepuff
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Hand dyed, Hand Spun Embroidery floss
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: Spring has burst forth, with all it's many colors, freeing us from the dark, murky colors of Winter.  To celebrate Spring I took plain white roving, dyed it every color of the rainbow, and spun it into embroidery floss for my friend Tasha.  Like the Fwooper, they are vividly colored.  :)  I used white roving that's been in my stash since time forgot, Easter egg dye that's been in a box over the washing machine for 3 years, and a rebuilt Ashford Traditional with a home/self built mother of all. 
Project Picture:




Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle Studies
House:Hufflepuff
Project Name: Old pig pen = New garden
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: Once upon a time, soon after my father's passing, I built my mother a pig pen where she once had a garden.  The pigs have since been "lured" away by a congenial neighbor who doesn't understand the concept of stealing.  Since the pigs are gone, she'd like it to be a garden again.  But it had to be cleared..... 
Project Picture:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: stillatthetop on April 22, 2014 05:58:03 PM
Darn. You have a mess! Welcome to kids  ;D Baskets, tubs, and totes. We need a new thread for Spring Clean Along.

Cute kids, tiamatfire. And cute projects for them. I like your eggs. And a new idea for me with the cracking with the spoon. I will have to try that one.

And yes, shelter houses are not fun. Those people enjoy and deserve a needed break from their crazy world. Bless you for sharing things for them. Any little pick me up helps to make their day.

I really like that pink egg on top. Have you ever done the ones with silk ties? You wrap the silk fabric, and soak in the vinegar, and the dye stains the egg. Tie dye style. Men's silk underwear also works.  :o Don't tell anyone that is what you used.

~T


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on April 22, 2014 07:17:21 PM
WARNING: HUGE HOMEWORK DUMP AHEAD!!

Okay, I've been plowing through as much art as possible of late in preparation for my first art show.  Consequently, now that it's over I have oodles of stuff to turn in!

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy
SPEW: n/a
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name:  8 Thoughts on Love and Thinking
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description:  To reflect the balance of love and thinking, called to mind by the number 8, I submit 8 Thoughts on Love and Thinking, just maybe not quite the kind of thoughts usually brought to mind.  ::)
Project Picture:
On Love...




On Thinking


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy
SPEW: n/a
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Mums (for Haleigh)
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: As the Pleiades are thought to be responsible for transformation of negative into positive, I painted this for a young woman who has no idea how special she is.  She's different from most of her peers - she thinks compassionately and is more imaginative and adventurous than most of the people who attend her extremely conservative, religious school and church (nothing against them per se but she does not fit in).  Her mother - who I adore - tends to have an attitude of 'make nice' and encourages her to simply suppress herself until she's able to be elsewhere.  But I see so much of me in her and I believe that she needs to appreciate what makes her beautiful in her individuality.
Project Picture:

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
SPEW: n/a
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Magic in the Sky!
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: During my study of Aeromancy, the view of the clouds was blocked  :-[  BUT! I was able to see that bit of magic that the Muggles have in them (though I suspect a kindly witch or wizard helped them figure out how to do this!)
Project Picture: 

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology
SPEW: n/a
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Trees in Pink
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: I'm trying to grow my art but am struggling with not trying to recreate images.  This was my first piece that I worked directly from a picture but actually interpreted it rather than trying to recreate it.  This was incredibly liberating and (although my husband and parents don't care for it), it brings me joy, comfort, and inspiration whenever I look at it and remember the joy of loving what I did!
Project Picture:

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions
SPEW: n/a
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Wisteria Pass
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: Just as polyjuice potion takes so much time and effort and patience, so too can oil paintings, especially when you want lots of different effects and colors and impressions.  Consequently, while my polyjuice potion was taking its time to brew, I also practiced my wand work on an equally complex painting.
Project Picture: 

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Study of Ancient Runes
SPEW: n/a
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: The Rebirth of Blossoms
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: As Berkano, the birch, is a symbol of birth and rebirth, I was thinking of other trees that are born and then reborn year after year.  The cherry blossom is a stunning example and, I think, represents spring as a whole which certainly encourages rebirth and fertility as well.
Project Picture:

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfiguration
SPEW: n/a
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Preservation
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description:  As I've been practicing the Avifors spell, I created not only a bird, but one that kept the gorgeous blue light my wand emitted when making it.  It took many tries to get this, but I love it so much better than a bat!
Project Picture: 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Naantje on April 23, 2014 03:19:30 AM
Beautiful necklace, Naantje. That's your first time wire wrapping?

It is! I tried to make a second one for my mother in law, but the beads were too small, since she only has three. That one really didn't come out nice. I'll have to go raid my mother's bead stash to make MIL a nice one too. I also tried a tree of life (that will be for the pinterest challenge come May) and it's nicer than many examples I've found around the net, but not as nice as most that fellow craftsters have posted. I don't think I'll venture much deeper though, I find the twisting and pulling etc to be rather taxing on my hands. All the knitting and crochet I usually do already asks a lot of them, and when I took up my knitting after making the necklace, I had to put it down after only five rounds on a sleeve because my hand was hurting. (I'm pretty much a craft till you cramp girl...)


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Post by: noodle-bug on April 23, 2014 05:14:50 AM
I an completely in live with the spun embroidery floss. Gorgeous colours and such a great idea! I see all the gorgeous spun yarns all the time but i never thought about embroidery floss

Pottermouth, I've been loving the needlefelting all term :-)

And rmgs - the pink trees are beautiful, they remind me of photos I've seen of kyoto


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Post by: Inselaeffchen on April 23, 2014 09:53:54 AM
Got two wee ill Witches at home, so nothing done on the crafting front (with 2 swaps going... ooops!). But our Pinboard (http://www.pinterest.com/inselaeffchen/hpc-spring-2014/) is back up-to-date.


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Post by: gaudiknight on April 23, 2014 12:14:07 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Dumbledore's Army Catch-Up - Drinks in the Hog's Head
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Ritz Rolo Combo
Brief Description: I've been going to the same family friend's house for an Easter Potluck for years and years now.  No croquet this year, sadly, but we did have an amazing scavenger hunt, a great hymn sing, and plenty of good food.  My contribution was a batch of super simple not-quite-cookies.  Basically you take a Ritz cracker, stick a Rolo on top, pop it in the oven for about 3 minutes, and then squish another cracker on top.  The results taste a lot like a Twix.  But it doesn't require heating up the house much, and most of the prep time goes into unwrapping the candy.  It's at that lovely point where the lines of minimal effort and tastiness intersect.


 (https://flic.kr/p/niCwsy)Ritz Rolo Combo (https://flic.kr/p/niCwsy) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr


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Post by: noodle-bug on April 23, 2014 04:16:40 PM
they're basically salted twix biscuits!??! LUSH!


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Post by: Ant Bee on April 23, 2014 05:49:01 PM
:: runs to tickle the pear on the portrait to the kitchens and beg the house elves for ritzy rolo treats!::


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Post by: BadWolf314 on April 24, 2014 10:00:23 AM
noodle-bug The badge is great and the drawings are lovely!
pottermouth The lion and spool boy are so cute! I love how spooky the house looks, the bats and cobwebs finish it off perfectly! And the hoopla is adorable!
ladychris2010 I love the pattern for the tablet case and getting anything clean with a kid is a HUGE accomplishment!
tiamatfire The eggs look awesome and the washcloth is a great idea. Someone in need will really appreciate it. And your kids are so adorable especially in those cute sweaters!!!
midkiffsjoy The pig pen looks great and that floss looks fantastic! I love all the colors!
rockmygypsysoul Wow! Youíve been busy! I love the paintings especially the pink trees! It reminds me of cherry blossoms in some of the anime Iíve watched.
gaudiknight Yum! Those look delicious!


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Post by: Mamaneedles on April 25, 2014 03:48:32 AM
Here's my overdue assignments return:

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Flying
House: Gryffindor *Quidditch: bludger to
Project Name: A dress full of fairies
Brief Description: Found this fabric some time ago, perfect for my little girl but couldn't decide on how to make the dress with it. We are studying fairies a lot right now!
Project Picture:


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle Studies
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Our playroom
Brief Description: I guess I don't really need to tell you why this room was a mess.... But, in complement to just pick up the toys, I've also moved the furniture around a bit.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Study of Ancient Runes
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Natural Homebirth Book
Brief Description: A friend of mine wrote a book about homebirth, and asked me to illustrate it. This is one of the 30-ish illustrations I made. We are not quite ready to publish, but very close!! It's actually what's keeping me out of the board...
Project Picture:


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Post by: sammylouise40 on April 25, 2014 12:07:50 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: April Detention/Quidditch bludger to Slytherin
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Altered Puzzle Frame
Brief Description: I just finished up a Altered Puzzle swap and to display my newly decorated puzzle, I took an old frame that I had, removed the glass, and added the puzzle to it. I also added some ribbon bows I made to the corners.
Project Picture:


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Post by: midkiffsjoy on April 25, 2014 07:21:02 PM
Sammylouise40- That is the neatest puzzle.  AnnoyingLittleSister LOVES Hello Kitty.  :) 

Maman Tattoo- She LOVES that dress!!!! :)  I LOVE your illustration!!!!  I've had two HBa2Cs and they were the most incredibly healing events of my life.  :)  The book your friend is writing is so blessed to have your illustrations.  It's going to be BEAUTIFUL!!! :D




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Post by: midkiffsjoy on April 25, 2014 08:16:51 PM
Inselaeffchen- Im going back through all the pages of projects I've missed (I've missed a lot) and I just saw YOU MADE OUTFITS FOR AN ADIPOSE DOLL!!!!!!  OMG THAT'S SO COOL!!!!!  Okay..... I just had to have a fan girl moment. :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Magpirate on April 26, 2014 07:38:10 AM
I've been a delinquent student this semester, it's been three weeks since my last post...  Everyone has been doing amazing work, it's so inspirational to come on here and see what's new!  Naantje, I LOVE that bird's nest pendant!  noodle-bug, fantastic embroidery (as always) on the Hermione hoop, and your line drawings turned out really well!  Moonflame, that drunken bee puff made me giggle.  :)  margaron, congrats on finishing the snuggie!  Pottermouth, your juggling lion is adorable, he looks so sweet!  midkiffsjoy, the embroidery floss turned out AMAZING.  :o  rockmygypsysoul, your paintings are wonderful!  I especially like the Mums one, and the story behind it.  :)

I have some projects of my own to post, as well.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy class
SPEW: N/A
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Phone Time Doodles
Brief Description: Part of my job as a purchaser in a pharmacy is to find alternate ways to fill our patients' orders if the drug they want is out of stock.  This involves a lot of calls to our backup pharmacies, which are mostly Walgreens.  This, in turn, involves a lot of time on hold.  (I've learned that the automated message "Your call will be the next call answered" is a good sign, "There is one caller ahead of you" is a bad sign, and "We will be with you shortly" means there are a lot of other people on hold too and you'd be better off just hanging up and calling back in ten minutes.)  To keep myself from getting really frustrated with all that wasted time waiting for someone to pick up the phone I started drawing pictures.  I only allowed myself to work on these while on hold, and I drew on things that were destined for the recycle bin.  These are two of my efforts to turn wasted time and materials into stress relief and happy artwork.
Project Picture:

(drawn on cardboard with highlighters and colored markers)


(colored pens on a piece of scrap paper)


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Charms class
SPEW: N/A
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Fairy Garden Altoid Tin
Project Page Link: Ra... (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432915.msg5185606#msg5185606)
Brief Description: I made this for my partner in the Dreaming of Spring swap.  I used multiple techniques to complete it, including painting, polymer clay work, and a bit of woodcarving.
Project Picture:
Outside


Inside (with flip-down path)



Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic class
SPEW: N/A
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Paper-Pieced Lamb
Project Page Link: Ra... (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432966.msg5186320#msg5186320)
Brief Description: Traditionally, the violet flower is associated with innocence and purity, as well as the renewal of spring.  I made this paper-pieced mini art quilt featuring a pure white baby sheep on a violet-colored background for my partner in the Dreaming of Spring swap.  I came up with the pattern myself based on a picture of a lamb on my partner's Pinterest.  For my first time paper piecing I think it turned out pretty well.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle Studies class
SPEW: N/A
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Panic Cleaning
Brief Description: Nothing motivates one to clean like an impending visit from the in-laws, and most of my girlfriend's family (parents, sister, brother, sis-in-law, and nephew) stopped by the other day on their way to Florida to drop off her brother's dog so we could puppy-sit.  I was especially anxious to get everything straightened up because some of the family had already seen the house in a pretty embarrassing state (not quite as bad as the "Before" picture, but still cluttered) and I wanted to redeem myself.
Project Picture:
Before


After (the cat dishes on the plastic lid are a temporary installation, they belong in the kitchen but that's where the dog is, behind that puppy gate)



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions class
SPEW: N/A
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Blown Glass Ornament
Project Page Link: Ravenclaw! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432965.msg5186318#msg5186318)
Brief Description: This was a complicated project, and while it didn't really use luxury materials, it did require tools and equipment that you can't just pick up from your local craft store.  I made this ornament during a beginner's glassblowing class at Franklin Glassblowing Studio (http://www.franklinglassblowingstudio.com/Franklin_Glassblowing_Home.html).
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on April 27, 2014 02:25:40 PM
The altered puzzle is super great - and i always live your watercolours mamat; will we get to see more of the illustrations?

Challenge; envelope glue bean
House; ravenclaw
Project; more epp!
English paper piecing is all about wrapping paper shapes in fabric


Class; charms
House: ravenclaw
Project; tm patches for swap partner 1
These patches use both embroidery and stamping to decorate them


Class; flying
House; ravenclaw
Project; tm patches for swap partner 2
Owls fly silently - so i headed up to the owlery to study their technique :-)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 29, 2014 11:30:50 AM
Note from the Deputy Headmistress...

Hello friends!  I'm sure you all think I've abandoned you.  I assure you, that is not the case.  I've been commuting from Franklin, TN to Bowling Green, KY for work, and it's been hell.  (1.5 hours each way.)  Thankfully this is my last week of doing so!  Therefore you shall have me back to tally House Points, and update Challenges very soon.  Hopefully before Monday.  (I'm also doing an epic cleaning of our new house, in order to throw a Housewarming Party this weekend, so hopefully I'll have some projects to post from that too.  And, in more good news, not only will I not be commuting, but I'll now be working from home, giving me more time to dedicate to the HPC in future.  Thank you all for being so patient with me during this past semester.  I appreciate it more than you know.   :-*


Brief Description: ...I made this ornament during a beginner's glassblowing class at Franklin Glassblowing Studio (http://www.franklinglassblowingstudio.com/Franklin_Glassblowing_Home.html).

Magpirate, I'm so jealous!  I've wanted to take that class, as I saw it on living social.  Did you enjoy it?  Would you recommend it?  I was also thinking of taking the Encaustic Collage Painting class at O'Moore College of Design, but it's during my Housewarming party.  :(  Have you ever taken any classes there?  Also, I think I've found another member for our Crafternoons group!  Hope to plan the first one for mid May if you're still up for it!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pottermouth on April 29, 2014 02:40:56 PM
Fly by post with broom tail on fire!

Class: MS
SPEW: n/a Still working up baby hats.
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Please Don't Fall On Me and Squash Me Dead When I Open You
Brief Description: MS was the kick in the cauldron that I needed to tackle our school closet. Or Closet of Doom, whatever.

Before. Oh my, this is embarrassing.


After. Three trash bags and two donation boxes later.


And while the closet of doom preoccupied me for 2 hours, Natural Disaster #1 joined forces with Natural Disaster #2 and annihilated their room. The ability to do this in a speck of time still perplexes me.

Before. Hold on to something.


After. One trash bag and several donation boxes later. But we had fun constructing a Lincoln Log Fortress before bed.


Class: Astronomy
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Mini Circus Art Cards
Brief Description: At one point in my life I drew and painted daily, and even if the results were less-than-pleasing, I was never uncomfortable with my art. The pen, pencil, and paints have taken a backseat along with my confidence, so I chose to make matchbox sized mini cards in hopes of feeling more secure with my art. The tiny cards were cut from watercolour or black ATC paper and I went nuts with acrylics, pens, pencils, markers, inks, etc. Of course I had to incorporate paper images in there somewhere, but at least I felt good about the aspects that I did draw.







Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pishaw13 on April 29, 2014 11:39:17 PM
Would it be against the rules to be in two craft-along groups at once? I have never done one but I can't decide between this and  the nerd battle craft along. Also, is it too late to be added to a house?
 Sorry I'm a newbie, but I really want to get more involved!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on April 30, 2014 03:04:47 AM
You can do as many craftalongs as you want :-)

I don't know about the others, but here in the hpc you are welcome to join anytime - any house would be happy to have you


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 30, 2014 07:35:43 AM
You can do as many craftalongs as you want :-)

I don't know about the others, but here in the hpc you are welcome to join anytime - any house would be happy to have you

Thank you noodle-bug!  You are wonderful.  :-*

Would it be against the rules to be in two craft-along groups at once? I have never done one but I can't decide between this and  the nerd battle craft along. Also, is it too late to be added to a house?
 Sorry I'm a newbie, but I really want to get more involved!

Hi pinshaw13!  noodle-bug is quite right.  You are welcome to participate in all the craftalongs that you like.  (Swaps are the only thing here that you have a limit on joining.)  You get to choose your House, and any of them would love to have you.  :)  Please feel free to ask questions if you have them.  Everyone here is happy to help.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on April 30, 2014 08:33:16 AM
MamanTattoo The dress is adorable! I love your playroom and the illustrations are beautiful!
sammylouise40 I didnít notice before but the bows match perfectly!!!
Magpirate The dragon drawing is adorable! Now I want my own private marshmallow roaster! And the fairy garden and paper pieced lamb are fantastic! In-laws are the worst when it comes to cleaning up, but it looks awesome! And the glass blowing is incredible!!!
noodle-bug More hexies, yay! And the TM patches look fantastic! I love the emergency button one!
pottermouth It looks great! And making lincoln logs fortress before bed is the best! Those Circus ABCís are adorable!!! The colors are fantastic!

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Hogwarts: A History
Brief Description: I turned a scrap of junk (paper, cardboard, and extra fabric) into, what is in my opinion, the coolest journal/notebook ever! Even though itís not exactly what I had imagined I still love how it turned out.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on April 30, 2014 04:18:47 PM
Class: Care of Magical Creatures
Quidditch: Goal for Hufflers (hoop and fabric thrifted)
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Kraken stitch sampler
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433190.0
Brief Description: Here's an outrageously colored and patterned hoop any fwooper would be proud of!
I've been seriously kicking myself for not submitting this as an OWL, because it took a buttload of time to finish. But by the time I realized it would be so extensive, I had already done a lot of work on it, and only had two weeks left to finish. :(



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Magpirate on May 01, 2014 06:45:26 AM

Brief Description: ...I made this ornament during a beginner's glassblowing class at Franklin Glassblowing Studio (http://www.franklinglassblowingstudio.com/Franklin_Glassblowing_Home.html).

Magpirate, I'm so jealous!  I've wanted to take that class, as I saw it on living social.  Did you enjoy it?  Would you recommend it?  I was also thinking of taking the Encaustic Collage Painting class at O'Moore College of Design, but it's during my Housewarming party.  :(  Have you ever taken any classes there?  Also, I think I've found another member for our Crafternoons group!  Hope to plan the first one for mid May if you're still up for it!

I thought the class was amazing, and I would definitely recommend it!  Glassblowing was something I'd been wanting to try for a long time and I'm so glad I got to do it.  I've never taken classes at O'More, I actually didn't know they offered courses to non-students.  Of course I am still up for Crafternoons!  Mid-May sounds great.  :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on May 01, 2014 08:58:52 AM
I have been so MIA!!! So many lovely and amazing things have been turned in but I must give nods to the wonderful CoMC projects that have been turned in!

SammyLouise40---your polymer clay chibi girl is adorable!

Noodle-bug:  That Badge!!!!  ;D ;D ;D

Tiamatfire: The Rainbow eggs are just what a fwooper love to hatch....  :D

Midkiffsjoy:  I adore the embroidery floss! So bright!!! 

AcadianDriftwood:  That Kraken is amazing!!!  I can't even begin to try something like that! About how big is it? I couldn't quite tell from the picture...

I haven't really been able to do my own crafting the past couple of weeks.  This second round of chemo has hit me pretty hard, sapping most of my energy.  Hopefully I'll be able to do more soon...I miss crafting.....


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on May 01, 2014 09:15:53 AM
a note from your friendly CoMC teacher--I have updated the CoMC classroom to reflect the new Extra Credit assignment!  Remember goodies will go to anyone who finishes the main class assignment and both extra credit assignments!!!  Good magical crafting!

May Extra Credit:
OH THE INSANITY!!!Well, it seems not all of us have been practicing our silencing spells. So I think this may be a good time to focus on how to treat the addled brain that has been exposed to the Fwooper's song for too long!

EC#2: Focus your crafting energies to create something that gives you or someone else peace, comfort, or relaxation.  Remember that we want to counter the insanity caused by the Fwooper.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on May 01, 2014 10:02:06 AM
Going through my posts and I realized that I never turned in these projects!

Class: Divination Extra Credit.
SPEW: NA
Quidditch: Goal for Slytherin. (thrifted children's books)
House:Slytherin
Project Name: Fluffy bunny Rainy Day Cards
Project Description: That fluff in the sky is definitely a bunny!!! And clouds make rain, right? So here is a set of four rainy day bunny cards made from children's book illustrations.



Class: Apparition
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: POW! POP! WHAM! T-Shirt
Project Description: I have always wanted to go to the San Diego Comi-Con but its so expensive and so far away.  So to give myself a lift I took an old tee of mine that already had the blue bubbles on it and gave it a comic book facelift.  Some classic fighting word sounds and some glitter really made me love this tee again!
before:

after:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pottermouth on May 01, 2014 01:54:38 PM
Too cute fluffy bunny cards!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on May 01, 2014 02:21:31 PM
The greyjoy hoop is gorgeous!

Challenge: March detention
House: ravenclaw
Project
You guys remember the bear hood i couldn't finish because i ran out of yarn? Well, the shop finally (months later!) got some in, so i could finish up
Lesson learned; don't use yarn that's only available from 1 supplier!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on May 02, 2014 08:27:15 AM
Acadian Driftwood Wow! The Kraken looks amazing!
ErinAquaheart The cards are adorable and the shirt looks great!
noodle-bug The hood is so cute! And the yarn was totally worth it! It looks great!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Naantje on May 03, 2014 12:48:04 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: SoAR
SPEW: /
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Wire wrapped tree of life
Project Page Link (if available): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433268.0#axzz30dSx9JrW
Brief Description:
The rune Berkano represents the Earth Goddess, who is manifested in birth, death and rebirth. The rune also translates to birch, the symbol tree for this goddess.

I created a wire wrapped tree of life pendant, which just like berkano represents the cycle of death and rebirth. I chose to use white metal wire for the tree's trunk and branches to represent the typical white bark of the birch tree. I used green and yellow seed beads in the tree top to reflect the green foliage and yellow catkins of the blooming birch. I did decide to make the tree less straight than birches usually are, because a straight design was less aesthetically pleasing.

This is my second wire-wrapping project, after the birds nest pendant I submitted for divination.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Audania1 on May 03, 2014 03:57:33 PM
Hey there all! So I finished my N.E.W.T. and had to wait for my partner to receive, which she did, and then I promptly forgot to post it!!

Here was my original post, since I see it wasn't added to the N.E.W.T. list on the front yet.
NEWT subject proposal: Arithmancy
House: Ravenclaw
Title: A Frozen Spectacular!
Description: I am in the Frozen swap and it requires a large medium and small items. For the large, I am going to make her 8 year old an Elsa costume that she could also use for special occasions or church as well as a costume for fun. I am going to make it with removable mesh sleeves and a removable cloak/cape. I am also going to crochet her daughter a pair of mittens like Anna wears when she is in her Winter outfit. I will be using the Afghan stitch because there is also embroidery on the back of each. Elsa has snowflakes in her hair and I am going to make barrettes and bobby pins for her daughter. If I do end up having extra time, I am going to make another pair of mittens for my partner herself. This will take me at least 5 weeks to complete as I am having to mash up several patterns together and adjust sizing on certain pieces. I have placed this under Arithmancy because I will have to do mega amounts of geometry on resizing and meshing the pieces together. As well, I will have to do math for the mittens in the pattern itself as well as the cross stitching on the back.


N.E.W.T. complete subject: Arithmancy
S.P.E.W.: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Title: A Frozen Spectacular!
Description: I was in a frozen swap and my partner specifically wanted a dress for her daughter. But she wanted it to where she could have it be a regular dress for special occassions, too. So I stitched one up (mega re-sizing and pattern matching) with a detachable cape so she can be just herself or Elsa! I also finished making a few snowflake barrettes and also added a snowflake ring so that it would look like she was producing snowflakes while she danced around. I attempted mittens. Boy I tried hard, but no matter how hard they kept coming up different sizes and I couldn't get them to match. I will include a photo to show but it's rather embarrassing and I scrapped that project. Instead, I did a wood burned sign of the Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna.
Here it all is!

I will start with my FAIL mittens and get those out of the way. I swear I know how to crochet and gauge and everything! I don't know what kept happening!


and now on to the good stuff!
Here are the barrettes I made:



the snowflake ring: It's hard to see in this picture. I used hot glue and a crapton of glitter. I fastened it to a length of copper wire and fixed the end to a ring.


the Wandering Oaken sign:



and the dress and cape:







Here's a link to the page where my partner posted what I sent her so you can see it on her daughter - it looks much better that way  ;)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432379.20#axzz30h5RStl8


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Audania1 on May 03, 2014 04:24:24 PM
I also have an assignment to turn in :)

Class: Herbology
Spew: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Title: Rapunzel wall art
link: none
Description: To help me work better, I decided to sketch up a picture of Rapunzel for some wall art. Drawing was what I first crafted as a kid and I havenít done much of it in the last few years. This will hopefully remind me to go back to the beginning every now and then.




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on May 04, 2014 07:43:27 AM
Class; dada
House; ravenclaw
I found a new friend recently, who's into quilting, we swapped some fabric from our slashes and sats sewing together for an afternoon :-) that, plus a couple of long train journeys, resulted in 200 more hexies


And that photo serves for the 'before' to...

Class; herbology
House; ravenclaw
I emptied out a draw to make room for hexie storage, collected them all together and colour-ordered them... 610 hexies in all!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 05, 2014 09:58:37 AM
~*Headmistress Jennie completes the Homonculous Charm - We are here!*~


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Inselaeffchen on May 07, 2014 02:31:08 PM
Just a quick flutterby - things here are going mental, with crafting for swaps and 2 hyper toddlers most days - and getting ready for our annual trip to Germany.

Pinterest and Alchemy dungeon will be updated tomorrow - I promise!

Just wanted to quickly hand in some class assignments for a change... ;)

Class/Challenge/House Pride:Alchemy
SPEW: N/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Swap item #1 for HP Box Swap
Project Page Link (if available): N/a
Brief Description: Can't say much due to it being a swap item ... but it's Red & Gold (yellow)...
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride:DA catch up - PROTEAN charm
SPEW: N/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Swap item #2 for HP Box Swap
Project Page Link (if available): N/a
Brief Description: Can't say much due to it being a swap item ... it has a "hidden" use for storage
Project Picture:



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: tiamatfire on May 08, 2014 09:24:28 PM
More projects!

Class: Potions
House: Gryffindor
SPEW: N/A
Name: Butterfly tutu

I'm not sure why I called it the butterfly tutu, maybe because the colours of the yarn are similar to a lace colourway I've used called Papillon?  At any rate, for me this falls under the "luxury" part of the prompt, because ruffle scarf yarns are normally too expensive for me.  I was able to get this one really on sale though, and the DK yarn it's knitted with is leftover from the sheepie sweater I knit wayyyy back in Summer 2012 for the very first semester of the craftalong!  There's even enough yarn left to make another one.



Class: HoM
House: Gryffindor
SPEW: N/A
Name: Hexie cushion

My mom gave me this English paper-pieced kit, and I LOVED making it.  The hexies are all pieced by hand, then appliqued down by hand as well.  I found the work of making the hexies and setting them up very "zen" and relaxing, and I can do it while the baby is asleep on the nursing pillow in my lap ;)



Class: Ancient Runes
House: Gryffindor
SPEW: N/A
Name: Spring dress

I found this very sweet pillowcase set at the thrift store, and knew it would make a beautiful spring dress.  I added the lace, then stitched it up the sides and at the neckline.  My daughter plays pretty rough-and-tumble so I didn't think the drawstring shoulders you usually see on dresses would work very well for her, since they'd threaten to come untied all the time.  Luckily the dollar store had the perfect shade of grosgrain as well!



Challenge: May detention
House: Gryffindor
SPEW: N/A
Name: Chunky knit pants

More photo prop knits for my friend.  They're made out of chunky wool so are actually quite heavy.  I started the pink pair back before Sam was born, but only had one ball each of yarn and that wasn't enough!  I finally finished them a few days ago.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on May 09, 2014 03:53:24 PM
That tut is such a good idea for ruffle yarn - SO cute!  and i hear you about the zen of hexies ...


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 11, 2014 07:14:29 PM
Note from the Deputy Headmistress...

The final Join the D.A. Challenge has been posted!  Be sure to check it out and get crafting before the semester ends.  :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Moonflame on May 12, 2014 04:40:53 AM
Hello, fellow Hogwartians!  It's been busy at my house, and we just came home from out of town.  I'll try to get caught up tonight and tomorrow! :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Inselaeffchen on May 12, 2014 07:13:37 AM
Okay, Pinterest board (http://www.pinterest.com/inselaeffchen/hpc-spring-2014/) is up-to-date again..

Alchemy dungeon will be updated tonight or tomorrow.

As for class assignments ... I'm going to get stuff done for swaps tonight/tomorrow, so hopefully can show some things off tomorrow... ;) Well.. will be linked ones as they're "secret". :)

LOVE all the things coming in here, and I think I really have to look into Hexies myself now, tiamatfire, noodle-bug and Moonflame!! :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on May 12, 2014 08:57:27 AM
Yay! If a few of us are making hexies, we should do a little hpc fabric swap for swatches to increase the variety in all our stashes  :-)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: J_Kieviet on May 12, 2014 09:55:26 PM
Can't wait to join next semester, currently re-reading the entire series:)  on the "Order of the Pheonix" at the moment:)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on May 13, 2014 11:37:56 AM
You don't need to wait, you're welcome to join in anytime :-)

Class; herbology
House; Ra Ra Ravenclaw!
Project;
I've turned another 100 scraps into hexies, all ready to use in some future craft project


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on May 13, 2014 06:27:12 PM
Class: Muggle Studies
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Hats Organized
Project Description: I have gotten so many hats since I was diagnosed.  I didn't loose my hair but it got thin in places and the hats reallly help keep me warm when the chemo makes me chilly.  Anyway.  I had taken to stacking them on shelves, throwing them in drawers, and hanging them on random things around my room.  To solve this problem and be able to get to my collection quickly and see everyone of them that I have I used a clothesline and some clothespins to hang them up.  I started by painting the pins gold and then hung some pink clothesline.  After that it was a challenge to gather the hats from their various locations.  I piled them on the bed and then started hanging....here is my finish project...much nicer than before!




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on May 13, 2014 07:05:46 PM
So I have some big projects in the works!

Both an OWL and NEWT proposal!

I thought I had an OWL proposal but one isn't listed...and honestly I can't remember what I was going to do...so I'd like to propose something new!

OWL Proposal
Class: Potions--option 1
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Cousin Brett's Baseball Career Collage
Project Description: My aunt wanted me to paint a collage watercolor of my cousins college baseball career.  He attended three schools with three different school color combos, and three different school symbols and mascots.  I started working on it a while back...but I am finally ready to do the final stuff to start the actual painting phase.  So this painting will include baseball paraphernalia, a representation of my cousin for every school, the school logo for each school, and the school colors for each school.  (I don't know if this is possible but I have been working on prelim stuff for months! Could I have a week of that time counted toward the time of the OWL?  I understand if that isn't okay.) I'd like to have this done by the first week of June (or the end of May if I can include a week of prior work into my OWL)

NEWT Proposal
Class: Muggle Studies
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Photo Albums the Muggle Way!
Project Description:  No moving pictures. No disappearing children. No fancy footprints.  Just a good old-fashioned muggle photo album/scrapbook.  This will blend in really well in my mother's very muggle living room.  I am going to take over ten years of photos from my mothers old albums and organize them by date, place them in a scrapbook with some minimal scrapbooking work, and then finish off the job by cataloging all of the hard copies in digital form so that I can share with the rest of the extended family. Honestly.  It may end up being two or three scrapbooks worth of material, but I hope to have all the photos organized, booked, and digitized by the end of June or first week of July.  My mom is moving to Corpus Christi and I would like them to be a house-warming gift.
step one: Take all photos out of all the albums and organize by date and event and extended family. (maternal and paternal Christmases need to be place together...etc.)
step two: Have all photos digitized by scan or camera...I don't really care too much for getting the best picture...just want to preserve the moments.
step three: Place photos with scrapbook materials (paper, brads, stickers) and photo corners into scrapbook until full. Continue process until I run out of photos no matter how many books I fill!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BringMeKnitting8 on May 13, 2014 07:08:06 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride:House Pride
SPEW: N/A
House:Hufflepuff
Project Name:Heliopath
Project Page Link (if available):http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kayovel/heliopath-vest
Brief Description:  Though this vest was designed for a certain Ravenclaw, I have always seen it for the brilliant Hufflepuff vest that it is! Look at that gorgeous mustard color and those helices that clearly depict the dug path of the brave badger!!
Project Picture:https://www.flickr.com/photos/kayovel/13994544899/in/photostream/

Class/Challenge/House Pride:Arithmancy
SPEW: N/A
House:Hufflepuff
Project Name:Bigger on the Inside
Project Page Link (if available):http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kayovel/bigger-on-the-inside
Brief Description:"4 minutes? Thatís ages. What if I get bored or need a television, couple of books. Anyone for chess? Bring me knitting." this tardis shawl is dedicated the 8th Doctor for the most craftastic line of all.
Project Picture:https://www.flickr.com/photos/kayovel/14181206324/

Class/Challenge/House Pride:Divination
SPEW: N/A
House:Hufflepuff
Project Name:Classy Slip-up in YOLO
Project Page Link (if available):http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kayovel/classy-slip-up-socks
Brief Description:the light brown drifting across the deep green-blue reminds me of the way stratus clouds float by streaking the sky like beautiful fog.
Project Picture:https://www.flickr.com/photos/kayovel/14158044496/


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: midkiffsjoy on May 14, 2014 04:48:13 PM
I apologize for how many pictures there are and how big they are.  I finally got MY computer back so I could edit them, and then someone chewed my phone cable in half so I canít plug it into the computer.  *facepalm* :)  Iíve finally finished the donkey fence so Iíll be working on and posting pictures of classes all week. :D  I sure hope yíall have been having fun!!!  Iím so thankful to be DONE with THAT fence!!!  Lol  (Now to start the *next* one : )

Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic Class (HoM)
Quidditch Pitch: Score for Hufflepuff!!! :D
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bee Waterer
Brief Description: One day, while scrolling through my facebook, I saw an AWESOME bee waterer.  It was a bird bath full of glass decorator marbles.  *Really* enjoying the quidditch pitch theme I started searching the farm for materials to build a bee waterer.  I found the base of the BEAUTIFUL birdbath I had received as a birthday present year before last.  The basin had tipped off and broken, leaving me with only the base.  I found my grandmotherís basin (which most likely was *her* motherís basin), the pitcher is long gone and the basin itself is damaged.  When she ďdiedĒ my step uncles left NONE of her china undamaged.  >:(  The rocks the girlís and I collected on a walk around the ranch.  AnnoyingBigBrother helped me carry the bucket. :) While building fence I watched bees pollinate blackberry vines.  I placed the birdbath base in the shade in the middle of the blackberry vines.  I scrubbed all the rocks,  piled them in Grandmaís basin, and placed it on the birdbath base.  It fit *just* right!!! :D  It awaits the rain weíve been having all week to fill with fresh rain water.  It makes me very happy to see it all come together. :)
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Charms class
Quidditch Pitch: !!!SCORE FOR HUFFLEPUFF!!!
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Spring Violets Yarn
Brief Description: I was very inspired by the 1st Bertie Botts theme.  I dyed three hanks of white, merino roving (thatís been in my stash *forever*) blue, purple, and green.  Everyone knows about purple violets, but blue wood violets grew on the island past Steep Branch Slew while I was growing up.  I spun the blue and purple roving, and then (for the FIRST time in my ENTIRE life :D ) I plied them into one yarn.  I then spun the green roving and plied it ON TOP of the plied purple and blue, to make one yarn.  :D 
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination Class
Quidditch Pitch: Score for Hufflepuff!!!! :D
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Texas Sunset Yarn
Brief Description: When I look into the sky, I see the same sky my ancestors looked at, on this farm in 1834, 180 years ago.  Itís very powerful, to me, looking at the sunset, knowing they saw it from the same hill I watch it from every evening. :)  I decided to paint/dye mohair locks the colors of the sunset and spin them into chunky yarn.  Iíve had a bag of locks for a very long time (Iíve been afraid to try spinning them).  I tried dying them using the method I learned recently at a class.  I covered a lunch tray with saran wrap, laid my locks on it, squirted the prepared dye where I wanted it, rolled it up, sealed the wrap, folded it up into a ball, stuck it in a microwave proof container and microwaved it 30 seconds at a timeÖÖ for the next several hours.  Well, not reallyÖ. Iíd nuke it and then forget it existed for a while.  Anyway it didnít work.  It mixed all the colors, and they never set.  They rinsed out, and looked horrible.  I was ready to put in a call to Team Dobby.  I took a breath, remixed new dye, laid the locks into a microwave proof dish, squirted the dye where I wanted, covered it with a glass lid, and microwaved it 4 times for 2 minutes at a time.  I rinsed them out, and while they were NOT what I had originally intended (the dye had mixed to make a LOT pf purple) they were still very pretty.  Spinning merino is SO much easier than spinning locks. I suspect itíll take a little practice. :)  Iíve never spun a chucky yarn, and while this may not actually qualify as chunky, itís definitely not the even sewing thread I typically spin. :)     
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: March Detention
Quidditch Pitch: Score for Hufflepuff. :D
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Barnyard Gateway & Garden Fence
Brief Description: When my father was diagnosed with Colon Cancer and given 2 months to live, he promptly came home, climbed onto the towering John Deere, and tore out EVERY cross fence we had on the ranch.  Since then we've had FOUR people drunkenly drive cars through outer fencing, and a massive herd of donkeys ďlay downĒ the fence of our lastÖ. remainingÖ. secureÖ. pastureÖ..  So I have been working on fence.  All week.  Every week this year.  One thing I wanted to do was enclose the barnyard, the area of the ranch surrounding the house and barns.  I also wanted to fence a garden for Netchez.  She asked for a fenced garden my entire childhood without getting one and always had to worry about stray livestock in her vegetables.  I cut the gate posts from trees that had grown up into the fence line over the years.  The tposts I pulled up from my fences.  (Iím tearing down my farm, as I build her's.)  The roll fencing is from a roll I bought long ago, when I was married.  The barbwire I found in the back barn, having been bought by my father before he died.  I have been working on this for 6 months.  The gateway is quite impressive from the street and has added another line of defense keeping livestock in and people out.  I love that people can no longer just drive up to the house and walk into the kitchen, but have to stop at the barns at the bottom of the hill.  The garden is currently pasturing goats at night (they free range during the day) and during trips to town, but is big enough to house a family garden, a patch of corn, a patch of sunflowers and watermelons, and a patch of cotton for spinning. :D  I can not WAIT to decorate the new gate way for the holidays!!! :D
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: May Detention
Quidditch Pitch: Score for Hufflepuff!!!  :D
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: A GAP NO MORE
Brief Description: ALL MY LIFE the gate into the wooded 13 acres was a barbwire gap.  The only one who was EVER strong enough to open or close the 20+í gap was my father.  We have *always* hated it.  Itís at the bottom of the hill and when the donkeys laid down the fence, the gate had to be included in the rebuild.  It was made all the more interesting by Netchezís request that I leave the cedar tree laid across the fence line.  *facepalm*  I set creosote corner posts in for the gateway, one is from a stack that was bought right after my dad died a decade ago, and one is from a fence line I cleared that had been put in in the 50s.  So one post is 10 years old, and the OTHER post is 65 years old.  :D  The cattle panels are from fencing Iím taking down at my farm.  It was tricky, cutting the panel to fit around the cedar tree, but still close enough that the goats cannot slip through. I was sweating bullets the whole time.  The gate I made from cattle panels, since I inadvertently made the gateway a foot too wide.  I consider this finishing my Fatherís WIP that he SHOULD have done 30 years ago!!!! :D  Itís goat/donkey strong and yet WE CAN GET THROUGH IT!!!! :D  lol
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on May 14, 2014 05:26:44 PM
Gorgeous yarn - yum yum yum!

Challeneg: DA - Dept of Mysteries
House: Ravenclaw (of course)
Project:
So, a friend of mine is having a tough time at the mo - divorce, teenage daughters being a bit uncommunicative (as is the want of all teens, I keep telling him), and basically he just needs a bit of support from his buddies. Unfortunately, he's also on tour so working away from us all so we can't see him much. But i thought of a way to help him feel less lonely by sending postcards...

I've handed them out to our circle of friends, and we're making sure we post them in order, so he'll get 'h' from me, then a few days later 'e' from someone else.... etc. Hopefully it will brighten his week a bit, and let him know that we're still around even if it's not so local at the minute


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: midkiffsjoy on May 14, 2014 09:32:44 PM
Oh I *really* like that idea Noodle-bug!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: jellybean89 on May 15, 2014 05:55:48 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Crochet Metroid
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For Arithmancy class, I crocheted a metroid for my boyfriend using this pattern (http://gestapuran.blogspot.com/2011/05/my-first-pattern.html). The metroid has eight pieces (1 body, 3 spots, 4 legs) that I had to sew together.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Defence Against the Dark Arts
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Ripple Blanket
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For Defence Against the Dark Arts, I used this pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ripple-baby-blanket-4) to crochet a blanket to welcome a friend's new baby. :)
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Bear Hat
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For History of Magic, I was inspired by the daffodil (love & fertility) to knit a bear hat for a friend's new baby. I used this pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sweet-baby-hat-3) for the hat, and the ears are based on this pattern (http://www.fiberfluxblog.com/2011/10/free-pattern-just-in-time-for-chilly.html).
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on May 15, 2014 09:03:39 AM
Naantje The tree of life looks really cool! I love the way the wire wrapping makes it look more like a tree trunk.
Audania1 Congrats on finishing your Newt! The dress is absolutely lovely! And the Rapunzel drawing turned out great!
noodle-bug I love all the colors of the hexis! The cards are a great idea!
Inselaeffchen Your swap items are AMAZING! You have a lucky partner!
tiamatfire The tutu and dress are so cute! The cushion looks lovely and the pants look awesome!
ErinAquaheart You have some awesome hats and they look great hanging up there! And I canít wait to see your Newt and Owl projects!
BringMeKnitting8 Awesome knitting projects! I love the color of the TARDIS shawl!
midkiffsjoy The bee waterer is lovely and the yarn colors are perfect! And the gate and fence look great!
jellybean89 The metroid is adorable! And the hat and blanket turned out awesome!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 15, 2014 01:29:06 PM
 Class: Muggle Studies
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: The Great Porch Cleaning & Makeover

Brief Description: As you all know, I've recently moved.  Two weekends ago we threw a Housewarming Party, and I worked for days to get the place ready, both inside and out.  I started by cleaning our small porch.  I wanted to make it a useful space, and welcoming for both myself and guests.  Since we don't have funds to travel as much as I might like, I also wanted it to be like a small vacation.  So I created a little Moroccan Garden!  First I swept and wiped down the walls, which were covered with dirt and dead bugs.  (Shots of that are thumbnails below.)  Then I added some chairs ($25 each), rug ($20) and a table ($30) from Tuesday Morning, a strand of lights from Target ($12), and hung some mercury glass lanterns from Pier 1 ($10 & $15).  This brought the total for my patio area redecoration to $137!  Now I've just got to try to get a shot of everything lit up at night.
Project Picture:


Dirty Walls & Clean Walls
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=635296) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=635295)


Class: Alchemy
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Rebirth of an Ugly Table

Brief Description: When working on creating my Moroccan Garden, I knew I wanted a cute table, and so shopped around places like Target & Pier1 Imports, but their prices were just too high for furniture I would only use occasionally.  (About $100+ for a table!)  So I found an inexpensive but hideous little tin table for $30 at Tuesday Morning, that none-the-less had nice lines to it.  I took it home, and painted it! Gave the top a few coats of black paint, then sponged some metallic dusky purple paint over that, before using a clingy stencil to create the gold medallion pattern on top with Rub'n'Buff.  I wanted to keep the slightly aged/rough feeling, so I wiped the gold onto the legs and rim haphazardly, trying to let some of the faux-rust finish show through too.  I'm thrilled with how it came out.  Now I have tea out there, while reading in the mornings.
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Class: Study of Ancient Runes
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Container Herb Garden

Brief Description:  Of course I also needed some growing things in my Moroccan Garden, so I created a container herb garden.  The plant stands came from Big Lots ($20 each), and the purple metallic pots came from Tuesday Morning ($4 each).  I drilled holes for drainage in each one, then planted herbs from Home Depot ($3 each).  All in all, my garden area of the patio came to $99.  The whole porch together was a grand total of $236.  :D
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Class: Arithmancy
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: 8 Ingredient Summer Berry Sangria

Brief Description: I made tons of food for my Housewarming, but the sangria might have been my favorite part of the night.  And the favorite part of everyone else's night too, considering we finished ALL of it!  This recipe uses 8 ingredients, and can be altered to suit your tastes.  (This picture was taken when we had already drank half of it!)
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Recipe:
6 cups pom juice
6 bottles red wine (I used zinfindel)
1 pint raspberries
2 pints strawberries
1 pint blackberries
1.5 cups sugar
3 cups homemade berry or pomegranate liqueur
seltzer, as needed

Place 1.5 cups of pom juice, and the sugar in a sauce pan on medium heat.  Stir until the sugar has completely disolved.  Let cool.  While waiting, wash the berries, and slice the strawberries if needed.  Place the berries in the beverage dispenser with the rest of the pom juice the wine, and homemade berry liqueur.  When the syrup is cool, add it to the container and stir gently.  Allow to sit for a few hours for the flavors to mingle.  Serve over ice with a splash of seltzer.


Class: Defense Against the Dark Arts
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Berry Syrup

Brief Description:  One of the best parts of the Housewarming that we threw, was getting to welcome new folks into both of our lives.  I had invited some friends who have recently been married, but whose spouses I don't know well yet, and DH invited some co-workers that I hadn't met yet.  Since I wasn't sure who among our new friends drinks, and who does not, I wanted to have some nice non-alcoholic options, that would feel like a treat for folks who don't imbibe.  I created a few flavored syrups to mix with seltzer to make homemade sodas. I have included the link to the recipe below, though I admit to using half blackberries & half raspberries for a more complex flavor. (Again, picture taken halfway through party.)
Recipe Link: http://www.chow.com/recipes/10875-blackberry-syrup
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Class: History of Magic
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Mint Syrup

Recipe Link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Minted-Simple-Syrup-15243
Brief Description: This is the second of the homemade syrups that I made for the party.  Did you know that for centuries mint has been used in magic to promote energy, communication and vitality?  What more could you ask for at a party than some magical energy, good communication, and vital friends.
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Challenge: Join the D.A.! - Department of Mysteries
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Graduation Sewing Kits

Brief Description: As you all have heard over the last few months, I've quit my job and moved.  But I continued to commute to finish the semester at the university I taught at.  Partly because I didn't want to leave my co-workers high and dry, but also because I wanted to end the year with two of my students who I'm close to, who were graduating.  Both of them are going out into the world to pursue costuming jobs, and had mentioned at the beginning of the year that they don't have "grown up" sewing tools, and rely on the ones in the costume shop.  I remember how hard it was beginning my career, in need of tools and being just dead broke, so I decided to build them their own "grown up" sewing kits. I worked hard to shop sales, and discount stores, but still find them lots of useful and good quality tools.  (Found the bags and may of the hand tools on sale for half price!)  Since I wanted to make each one special and personal, I decorated them based on the girls interests.  Becca got red rosettes, because red is her favorite color and she always makes a rosette from the scraps of whatever fabric she's been using in the shop.  Adrienne got a mixed collection of vintage and rhinestone purple buttons, reflecting her love of sparkles and all things purple.  Each kit contained the items below, as well as point turners, seam rippers, and snip scissors.
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: DragonChilde on May 15, 2014 02:31:53 PM
Everything looks great! I don't have the time nor the energy to go back and comment on everything but it's all fantastic! Both the astronomy tower and the Slytherin Common Room are updated (finally!). I should be back this weekend with projects to turn in.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: stillatthetop on May 15, 2014 02:41:09 PM
MJ, you are just too much!  ;D You always crack me up with your projects. I love them all. Wonderful porch. And wonderful recipes to enjoy on.

~T


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BringMeKnitting8 on May 15, 2014 06:25:56 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride:Detention(march challenge)
SPEW:N/A
House:Hufflepuff
Project Name:Bravest Warriors Hoops
Brief Description: Just got finished with this triptych of hoops that I've been putting off a while. I was stuck on Incredibear for some reason I can't remember... If you havn't seen it, I hightly recommend watching Bravest Warriors. Best free youtube cartoon out there.
Project Picture:https://www.flickr.com/photos/kayovel/14006435439/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kayovel/14006435229/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kayovel/14189812211/in/photostream/



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: samash90 on May 15, 2014 08:52:02 PM
I am back from Holiday, and i love everyone's work , I specifically love the card idea noodle bug , that is so thoughtful (your a great friend) , so i am appoagising in advance for spamming the board when i start putting up homework i did before i left, although i do need to sort it first :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 16, 2014 02:46:51 PM
A new Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean Mini-Challenge has been posted!  



What's this week's bean!?!?  Take the Portkey to the Deputy Headmistresses Office (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.msg5165751#msg5165751) to find out!


Please note you are welcome to do any, all or none of these challenges as they come up throughout the semester.  They are not intended to cause stress, but are instead intended to get your crafty Muses singing.  Neither the Headmistress or I will complete ALL the classes and challenges posted this semester.  So relax, and craft what you love.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 16, 2014 02:48:39 PM
P.S.  I also finally got around to creating a new badge for May's Detention prompt, and the new Join the D.A. Challenge.  You can find them on the first page. :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on May 16, 2014 07:45:44 PM
Class: CoMC
SPEW: NA
Project Name: It's Much Better Down Here Hoopla
Project Description: Using an old tee that already had the seahorse, quote, and bubbles on it I turned it into a new thing! I added the buttons and the coral on the side.  Lots of different colors and two patterns with the buttons and coral.  I loved it when it was a tee and I love it as my new hoopla!

and a detail:


Class: Herbology (CoMC extra credit for May)
SPEW: NA
Project Name: Winking Sleep Mask
Project Description: With how many naps my treatments have me taking it really is something for me to use for future craft projects. To be able to get quality rest during daytime naps really has helped me continue crafting in comfort.  It has also saved my sanity to be able to get a little shut-eye.  A few drops of essential oil on the edges of the mask make it even better!  I freeform crocheted this with cotton yarn so that I can easily pop it into the washer when I need to.  It's super soft too! I decided to use a button to close it on the side so that its easily adjustable and I don't have to worry about tying it or the tie coming loose while I sleep.




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: DragonChilde on May 16, 2014 08:52:18 PM
ErinAquaheart ~ Can I still submit April's CoMC extra credit this month, even though it is now May?


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on May 17, 2014 12:56:00 AM
That seahorse hoop is so cute, and a great idea to use an old shirt


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mamaneedles on May 17, 2014 07:31:49 PM
Quickly dropping by with some assigments before the term is over!
Since some of you asked, here's the book I MADE! (yeah! I made a book!!!)
https://fundo.ca/fr/projects/242 --It's still in the crowdfunding state, we're almost there, at 95%!!! so you can buy one if you like. It's in French (which was the point, there's NO French children book about homebirth)
http://www.viewdocsonline.com/document/dz8qyj and here's an exerpt (spelling?) of it, so you can see the beggining so more image. I did the illustration AND the conception. I'm pretty proud of myself, I should say!
So there you go, the reason why I've been absent and neglecting.... Hope the mods do not see that as fishing... else tell me and I'll remove this :)


Class: Apparition
House: Griffindors!
Name: Grandmas' watercolors
Desc: You might remember we moved away from our family, and we really, really long to move back there... I went with the kids on Mother's day and those paintings (one for my mom and one for in MIL) represents well our desire to be there as often as we can! (I should say it's a 4h drive) Both says "Best Moms gets promoted to Grandmas/Mamie".



Class:Herborlogy
House: GGGGGRRRRRRRRRR!
Name: Salute the Sun!!
Desc: My whole day is better off started with a nice Sun Salutation. I made myself this little reminder that now decorate the wall of my kitchen!


Class: HoM
House: Griffindor
Name: Beltane Crown
Link:http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Andreann/wildflower-crown
Desc: Made for our little Beltane dance.


Class: Divination
House: Grifindor
Name: Birthday crown for Victor
Link:http://demilunes.co/2014/04/29/les-couronnes-de-fete
Desc: My boy will turn ONE next month. I know, so fast!!! And like I do for little ones that I love, I made him his very own crown, but I had to wait for the inspiration to strike... What to put on it??? While gazzing into the sky I saw squirrels and accorns and had this "ahAH!" moment. At the appartement were I gave birth, there was 4 giant old oaks in the yard so it was always full of accorn. And on the same day -true! not even making up a story there!- I saw a onesie on pinterest with an accorn on it saying "I will be mighty!" Well, this big guys surely will!


Challenge: DA- Patronus
Spew: Yay!!!
House: still a Lion
Name: Cuddle Doll
Desc: The House of Birth (??? English term, it's Maison des Naissances in French) where I had my first 2 kids holds an annual brunch on mother's day to raise a little bit of funds for its commitee, so I gave away one of my dolls for them to giveaway. The mother that won it was very happy and grateful (and her belly was HUGE! :D ) Thanks for putting up this challenge. It was worth the 4h drive!


phew. That's it for now. I don't beleive I'll be able to count Quidditch this weekend, but maybe this week.

Erin, that hoopla is lots of fun! I love the color you used
Noodle-bug and Jellybean, those hats are SO cute!
midkiffsjoy... THOSE YARNS!!! Yum!!!
Audiana...my daughter would be jealous of Elsa's dress. In fact I'm overdue in making one... The sauna sign made me laugh!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Naantje on May 18, 2014 06:38:39 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfiguration
SPEW:N/A
House:Slytherin
Project Name: A brood of three
Brief Description:
Woops, I'm afraid I need a bit more practice for the Avifors spell! Instead of a flock of birds, I conjured a nest of eggs. Sure, the'll become birds eventually, but not quite the desired effect.

I made this bird's nest pendant for my mother-in-law, for mother's day, as I had made one for my own mother too. She was really pleased with it :)
Project Picture:


Speaking of pleased mothers: here's a bonus picture of my own mother wearing her bird's nest today.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: seeuudee on May 18, 2014 01:34:49 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Book storage
Project Page Link (if available): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433197.msg5196397#msg5196397 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433197.msg5196397#msg5196397)
Brief Description: This was crafted for the Harry Potter Box Swap, but now that my partner has received, I can share here. A pile of books that looks like books, but is actually a storage container - the bottom book has a little drawer that pulls out and the top book opens up.
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Moonflame on May 18, 2014 06:38:02 PM
Oh WOW!  I LOVE all the projects!  So much inspiration!  I don't have the energy to post on each one, but please know that I'm admiring everything SO much!  I thin kI have the Huffle Common Room up to dat, but please msg me if I missed anything.  My husband and I were just saying to each other to day how we're glad the weekend is finally over so we can relax a little.  How sad it that? LOL! 

I've been doing a TON of decluttering here, and I cleaned out the fridge a couple of weeks ago (it was truly frightening - think Ghostbusters, LOL!) but I launched into this stuff with a little thing here or there and then got sucked into doing it "Whole hog" as they say, so I don't have before pictures and can't count them as Muggle Studies.  Argh!  Be that as it may, my whole house is feeling better and I can't wait to get rid of even more! :)  Maybe I'll even get to do some crafting!  I'm all fired up to make stuff after seeing all the new projects!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Ewulotta on May 19, 2014 03:09:22 AM
Oh my, I so love the watercolour paintings!


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Post by: BadWolf314 on May 19, 2014 09:27:20 AM
Mistress Jennie The porch looks fantastic! The syrup and Sangria looks delicious! And the sewing kits are such an awesome graduation present!
BringMeKnitting8 The hooplas are so cute! I love the Catbug one, Dramabug is my favorite episode and you recreated perfectly!
ErinAquaheart The hoop is adorable, I love all the buttons! And the mask looks great!
Mamaneedles The watercolors are lovely! The crowns are cute and the doll is adorable!
Naantje The birdís nest is beautiful! I love the color of the eggs!
seeuudee Those books look awesome! And I love that they are storage too!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on May 19, 2014 06:32:26 PM
The end of the semester is almost here!!! It's so hard to believe so much time has already past!

***All Extra Credit can be turned in at anytime before the end of the semester!  I can't wait to see what you have for CoMC!***


I haven't been able to do much myself this past weekend...I meant to get so much more done!  Hopefully the next few days will be more productive.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Ant Bee on May 22, 2014 07:52:46 AM
:: Ant Bee stumbles out of an old disused vanishing cabinet in the Charms classroom, blinks at the bright light and staggers to the calendar::

How long have I been gone? Galloping gargoyles! The end of term?! I haven't finished all my homework yet!!

::She utters a little squeak and scurries to the Slytherin dungeon so as to find her half-started assignments::


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on May 22, 2014 02:24:29 PM
Challenge: DA - Department of Mysteries
Quidditch: Bludger to Ravenclaw (stash project)
SPEW: n/a
House: Huffleypuffley
Project Name: Hanging coin
Brief Description: I've been trying to support my friend as much as possible lately - she's been making some major life changes, including quitting all substances but caffeine. She asked me if I could figure out a way to display this coin as a reminder, so I used some waxed hemp cord to make a little border/cage for it. Now it hangs from her rear-view mirror.







Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: midkiffsjoy on May 22, 2014 08:58:24 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions Class
Quidditch Pitch: Score for Hufflepuff!!! :D
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Rabbit Grooming Table
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: My dad brought this home from work, over a decade ago, and itís been taking up space ever since.  It was ugly, it was clunky, and it had no use.  The kids needed a table  to work with their 4H rabbits on, and I discovered very quickly that I donít care for grooming/shearing my new Angoras on my lap.  SO a grooming table was in order!  I scrubbed and rinsed the buck cart, and gave it several layers of white primer.  I gave it a top coat of a very pretty seafoam blue/green color, and then painted vines and puffball flowers all over it.  I topped it off by putting a carpet square in the top tray for the rabbit to sit on while itís being groomed.  :D  Itís already been *very* helpful for grooming my Angoras.   
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(I had more pictures of the sides, but no matter what I did it kept turning them so I gave up)

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Defense Against the Dark Arts (DADA)
Quidditch Pitch: Score for Hufflepuff!!! :D
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Booster for Pygmies
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I recently took a fiber preparation class and, for the first time, was introduced to Pygora fiber.  It has a softness that is divine.  Pygora is a cross between Pygmy and Angora.  Angoras are very hard to come by in my stretch of the woods, but you can throw a rock and hit a Pygmy.  Theyíre everywhere.  SO I have just bought 3 Pygmy does, (theyíre brand new in my life) BUT their short legs arenít tall enough for them to stand on my milking stand and put their heads through the headstall to reach the feed!!!!  O.O  This being absolutely unacceptable, I built a booster for them to use my milking stand so they can reach the feed while I brush/milk them. :D I built the stand from boards left from a pond bridge demolition.  The bridge was damaged when a horse attempted to cross it. I gave it a base coat of white, and then painted it with vines and flowers.  Itís so pretty Iím going to have to paint my milking stand to match.  :D
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Magpirate on May 22, 2014 09:07:34 PM
Mamaneedles, your watercolors are lovely!  The two crowns are adorable, and great job on the doll!

Naantje, the bird's-nest necklace is really cute, and such a thoughtful gift.  :)

seeuudee - FANTASTIC job on the book boxes, they look great!  Are the "pages" the actual book pages with the middles cut out, or did you make the box sides out of wood or something?

Acadian Driftwood, that wrapped coin turned out really well!  I like that you left both sides visible.

midkiffsjoy, I love how you've taken old, unloved items and turned them into useful and beautiful works of art.  The grooming table and Pygmy booster are both gorgeous!


My Random Swap partner has received, so I can start posting everything I've been working on for the past several weeks!  I'll start with my completed OWL.  :)

OWL Subject & Option: Care of Magical Creatures, Option 1
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Wooden Animal Toys
Project Page Link: Ol' Magpirate had a farm... (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433629.0#axzz32TMQ4Uaq)
Brief Description: For my OWL, I chose to study not one but three Muggle animals.  My swap partner requested wooden toys for her future grandchildren and I decided Muggle farm animals would be just the thing to make.  She has a donkey and a cow, so I made those two, and I added the chicken for some taxonomic diversity.  I cut them all out of pine wood, then sanded, painted, and finished them with mineral oil.
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Post by: seeuudee on May 23, 2014 11:42:17 AM
seeuudee - FANTASTIC job on the book boxes, they look great!  Are the "pages" the actual book pages with the middles cut out, or did you make the box sides out of wood or something?

The box was made of thick card and covered with "pages" printed paper. It was a bit of a labour of love, but I so enjoyed making them and loved how they turned out.


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Post by: seeuudee on May 23, 2014 01:30:01 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Daisy Chain
Project Page Link (if available): Tutorial and free printable can be found here - http://www.craftedblog.com/2014/01/diy-paper-daisy-chain.html (http://www.craftedblog.com/2014/01/diy-paper-daisy-chain.html)
Brief Description:
The Daisy, or Bellis Perennis, has long been my favourite flower, so much so that when my friend got married and decided on flowers as table names, made sure that I was on the Daisy table! I have also always loved making daisy chains, but hate the fact that they wilt so quickly.

I have a great summer hat that looks really good with a daisy chain wrapped around it, so I decided to make this artificial one instead of keep killing innocent daisies! The only problem is that they look more like the larger oxeye daisy, still pretty, but kinda take over the hat, so I may need to make a set at about half the size. Each daisy is almost 2" across. The centers are covered in small yellow beads. They are threaded on green embroidery thread.

The daisy can be used in spells relating to the following matters - beauty, compassion, fidelity, friendship, happiness, interchanges, joy, love, luck, meditation, pleasure, reconciliation, and youth. Made into a tea, the daisy is considered to have astringent, demulcent, expectorant, digestive, emollient and tonic properties. Finally, decorate the house with daisies at Midsummer's Eve to bring happiness to the home and to obtain the blessings of faeries. Such amazing properties for such a simple little flower!

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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on May 23, 2014 08:35:45 PM
Let me start by saying congrats to Magpirate for the wonderful OWL for CoMC!
Magpirate: Please PM me your mailing address so that I can send you a special card to commemorate your accomplishment!

and then there are all these that I've been working on-----

Class: Charms
Spew: NA
House: Slytherin
Project name: Key and Locket Necklace
Project Description: Using chain, glass, and plastic beads I constructed this multi-medium necklace!


Class: Transfiguration
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Cupcake Necklace
Project Description: With a flash of blue light this necklace is harnessing the lovely color created by the Avifors spell!


Class: House Pride
Quidditch: Goal for Slytherin
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Fishy Bracelet
Project Description: Using an old stretch bracelet full of green catseye beads and a little turtle I made this and a necklace to match.  The Slytherin house is a water based house. So it wasn't much of a stretch to embrace my watery tendencies in making the fishy bracelet with green beads for my beloved house! 


Class: House Unity
Quidditch: Goal for Slytherin
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Blue and Green Turtle Necklace
Project Description: Proving that Air and Water (AKA Ravenclaw and Slytherin) CAN get along! This is the matching necklace with the little turtle charm. Loving the blue and greens of this lovely addition to my collection!




Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on May 23, 2014 08:54:29 PM
Too much for one post!!!

Challenge: DA---Dept of Mysteries
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: CoMC OWL Congratulation cards!
Project Description: So far this semester both Gaudiknight and Magpirate have completed advanced studies for Care of Magical Creatures.  To reward and encourage them (and everyone else interested in completing advanced studies in CoMC next semester  ;D) in their crafty magics I made them cards! Sorry that you two are getting spoilers for your mail but I just can't wait!  I'm too excited about them.  I hope that they brighten your day!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152051667177377&set=pb.506097376.-2207520000.1400902002.&type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152051667182377&set=pb.506097376.-2207520000.1400902945.&type=3&theater

Class: EC CoMC
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: ShareBear CareBear Necklace
Project Description:  Lynn has been super jealous of all the jewelry that I've been making so to SILENCE the green eyed monster I made her her own Care Bear necklace! Now we can match!


Class: May Detention
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Plant Cell Bracelet
Project Description:  I made the polymer clay cane ages ago and stuck it in a bag and never finished them.  So I took the two canes that I had in the bag and made them into not one but THREE bracelets.  I gave this one to MommaAquaheart.  She wore it to school and her class said that it reminded them of plant cells! So there you go. Plant Cell bracelets!


Challenge: QUIDDITCH! Catch the Snitch for SLYTHERIN!
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: A Snidget hand-carved Stamp
Project Description:  The Snidget is a small bird that has wings that rotate 360 and make it extremely agile in the air.  During the early days of quidditch the snidget would be released.  This use and its highly prized golden feathers and ruby eyes soon depleted its population.  The Dept of Magical Creatures soon banned the use of the snidget in the game of quidditch and the mechanized charmed ball, The Snitch, replaced it in use!  So, I nod to the Snidget in its wonderful addition to the history of quidditch!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Inselaeffchen on May 24, 2014 12:07:20 PM
Mmmmh... not able to post my crafts in time for the end of the Spring Semester. Is it ok to carry them to the Summer Semester if I can find challenges etc that suit?

Currently on family visit and have only sporadically access to the internet (and photos are on the laptop at home...)

Will update the Pinterest board after 2nd June as well due to same reasons (sorry).


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on May 24, 2014 12:34:36 PM
Only crafts done during a semester should be posted in that semester


From faqs on page 1
--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

...

Wips are different - they can have been started anytime, but you should still finish them in the term you post them.

But do remember that you can be creative with how you interpret prompts, so maybe you can find a way to post them this term


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 24, 2014 01:40:12 PM
Well said noodle-bug!  :D


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Post by: Inselaeffchen on May 25, 2014 01:43:52 AM
Thanks for that. I might be able to post a couple afterall ... hoping that the photos are either in DropBox or on the SD card which is currently in my camera...  :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Magpirate on May 25, 2014 07:15:02 AM
seeuudee, your daisy chain is really cute!

ErinAquaheart, gorgeous jewelry, I like the cupcake necklace in particular.  :)  The plant cell bracelet looks great too, and amazing job on the Snidget stamp!  I've sent you my address, and thank you very much for making cards for us!  (I'm resisting the temptation to see what they look like before I get mine, though.  :D )


These are the rest of the things I made for my partner in the Random Swap...

Class/Challenge/House Pride: April detention
Quidditch: Score for Ravenclaw (the book is from a used book store)
SPEW: N/A
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Book Safe
Brief Description: I took an old, beat-up book and gave it a new life as a secret book safe.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: House Unity
Quidditch: Bludger to Slytherin (stash project)
SPEW: N/A
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Christmas-Themed TM Patch
Brief Description: My partner collects Teesha Moore-inspired patches, and one of the themes she requested was traditional Christmas.  I made this stocking patch in the standard Christmas colors of Gryffindor red and Slytherin green.  ;)  I tried to make the border look like peppermint stripes, and the beaded candy cane is removable.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Study of Ancient Runes class
Quidditch: Score for Ravenclaw (the fabric is a thrift-store pillowcase)
SPEW: N/A
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Green Doodle Tree Embroidery
Project Page Link: Yep (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433663.0#axzz32jVhry2s)
Brief Description: To me, nothing represents spring and rebirth better than green, growing things.  I embroidered this tree surrounded by flowers using many shades of warm spring green.  I learned most of the stitches from this website (http://www.embroidery.rocksea.org/reference/picture-dictionary/).  (Thanks to Acadian Driftwood for the original link!)
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfiguratin class
Quidditch: another Bludger to Slytherin (stash project)
SPEW: N/A
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Doggie Bow Tie
Brief Description: In my attempt at the Avifors spell I only managed to produce a single black bat, which promptly flew away and (apparently lacking the echolocation skills of a natural-born bat) got its feet tangled in a dog's collar.  I tried to free him but I must've used the wrong spell because he turned into ribbon.  I think I'll let McGonnagall sort this one out...

I made this bow tie for my partner's dog using a length of black ribbon I'd had forever and the buckles from one of my cat's old break-away collars.  I modeled it after the actual bow tie I had to wear sometimes when I worked as a bartender.  (Occasionally the event venue where I worked would host wedding receptions and fancy charity dinners.)
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Post by: noodle-bug on May 25, 2014 08:01:20 AM
Challenge; may detention
House; ravenclaw
Project
Another 100+ hexies .. It's an ongoing collection from leftovers, so if you squint and turn your head just so, you can see how that's nearly a wip! (thanks to these detention prompts, I've no wips left!! Hurry!!)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Inselaeffchen on May 25, 2014 08:38:11 AM
Very late question in the game, I know, but wondering: I started the DA Harry's Lessons last semester (managed only 1) - is that getting carried over to this semester (i.e. I only have to do another 4) or not (i.e. I have to do 5 out of the 8)?

Thanks.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: midkiffsjoy on May 25, 2014 05:20:04 PM

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Study of Ancient Runes (SoAR) Class
Quidditch Pitch: Score for Hufflepuff!!! :D
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Parakeet Nestbox
Project Page Link: http://thesplendidbourkebirdblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/design-for-building-parakeet-nest-boxes.html
Brief Description: Using ĹĒ untreated plywood left over from another project I constructed a parakeet nestbox.  The bottom is waffle board left over from cutting our rabbits shredding boards.   The nest box is 6 ĹĒ x 6 ĹĒ, has a cleanout door on the back, and a viewing window on the side.  Both the viewing window and entrance hole measure 1 3/4'Ē.   It has a perch both outside and inside under the entrance hole. 
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy Class
Quidditch Pitch: Score for Hufflepuff!!! :D
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Shuttles for Tasha :D
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: My best friend, the magnanimous Pretty Lady Tasha recently found a table loom at her local Goodwill.  But it has no shuttles.  To remedy this I have built her 5 stick shuttles, and 3 beater shuttles.  I made them from the slats of a garden basket that I picked up at a junk shop for .50 a gazillion years ago because I knew theyíd make wonderful shuttles one day. 
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: netchez on May 25, 2014 07:14:00 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's Bean - Strawberry
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Strawberry Suncatcher
Project Page Link (if available): none
Brief Description: I have just begun learning stained glass making and the strawberry seemed like a wonderful project to try.  So here it is.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Spring Tulip
Project Page Link (if available): none
Brief Description: This is the first piece I made as I began to study stained glass construction.  It has seven parts.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy
House:
Project Name: Ravenclaw
Project Page Link (if available): none
Brief Description: The arithmancy class requires we construct something with 8 parts.  My college bird was a cardinal and while looking online at stained glass, I found a picture of a cardinal with 8 pieces.  So I copied the picture, made a pattern, cut the glass to fit, foi8led it and soldered it.  It turned out rather nice as a suncatcher.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
House:  Ravenclaw
Project Name: Windchime for the fairies
Project Page Link:  none
Brief Description: While working on another project, I saw an old (and I DO mean old!) windchime.  It was so old that it was beginning to fall apart.  The only thing it had going for it was that the chimes were gold.  So I took it, painted parts of it red, and attached a red suncatcher to make the chimes work.  I hope the fairies will like it.
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Molly Merula on May 25, 2014 07:17:52 PM
OOOOOOO - that Snidget stamp is ADORABLE.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Moonflame on May 26, 2014 07:27:14 AM
Acadian Driftwood Your hanging coin is lovely!  I'm sure your friend will appreciate it!  It will be not only a symbol of her strength, but of your support! :)

Midkiffsjoy I'm always in awe of your skills (and your menagerie!)  Your projects all look great (every time I think of the pygmy step-stool I can't help grinning - too cute!), and those shuttles are GORGEOUS!

Magpirate Your animals!!  Ohhhh!! So cute!!!  Your book safe and patch are great! (Still want to make some TMs myself!), and that doggie bow tie is cute. ^_^  The hoop is stunning.  Wow!

Seeuudee  I love the idea of a more permanent daisy chain.  Yours is beautiful!  I'd love to see how it looks on your hat. :)

ErinAquahearts  Wow!  Your jewellery all looks amazing!  I especially love the heart and key necklace, and the cupcake!!  I love the cupcake!!  And ermagerd!!!  That snidget stamp is adorbs!! :D

Noodlebug  I <3 your hexies so much!  I pinned the method yesterday and some projects, and a fabric place, and, and, and. . . ^_^  How many do you have now, roughly?  They're awesome!

Netchez  Wow!  Your stained glass projects are gorgeous!  I LOVE how your windchimes came out!! 





Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 27, 2014 07:50:08 AM
Very late question in the game, I know, but wondering: I started the DA Harry's Lessons last semester (managed only 1) - is that getting carried over to this semester (i.e. I only have to do another 4) or not (i.e. I have to do 5 out of the 8)?

Yes, it gets carried over.  You only have to do another 4 to complete that section of the Challenge Series.  :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on May 27, 2014 08:35:31 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Charms
House: Gryffindor!!
Project Name: Linocut and Print
Project Page Link (if available): none
Brief Description: It takes mastery of different techniques for many charms and I have been working very hard at better developing my linocut prints; the cutting is fine but the printing?  A mess!!  But I worked on better designing for the print process as well as the cut itself and finally found a method of printing that's working for me!
Project Picture:


Class/Challenge/House Pride: DADA
House: Gryffindor!!
Project Name: Zombie Apocalypse Bag
Project Page Link (if available): none
Brief Description: I made this for the Surviving the Walking Dead swap for a fellow craftster with whom I've *never* swapped!  Plus she only lives about two hours away  :o  I loved this bag and had been holding onto it for the right use and I thought this was it - long enough to use as a proper messenger bag so you're less likely to lose it, plus lots of pockets for proper storage.  Surviving the zombie apocalypse isn't all fun and games, you know (though I did include some Walking Dead playing cards in there  ;))
Project Picture:


That's it for now, off to work on my DA project!!  ;D


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Post by: jenleahlynn on May 28, 2014 06:07:28 AM
i completed my owl!

owl subject:potions/spew
house:gryffendor
project name: "hope"atc collage

in potions, you combine many diffrent elements, colors, and textures. for this project, i wanted to combine art work from many diffrent people to create one encouraging piece. we were doing a bible study on hope and watching a series of videos "ed's story" it's sort of a journal a minister is writing through his experience with als. it inspired me, to create atc cards based on some of the scriptures in the lessons. when i was helping plan activeties for our ladies overnighter, i came up with this project. i had samples that i had made, and a variety of supplies. i precut paper in diffrent colors to the correct size, and layed out stamps, stickers, patterned papers, and my personal favorite watercolor pencils.




i love the variety. i also did cards with my kids and my nieces. the lion is actually my 11 year olds. it's inspired by a song she loves. The bird is mine, a freind suggested a poem but didn't want to make a card. there are also some my son stamped, and i added the color and scripture verse. the grayish flower is actually a print of someones screen saver, and the me< is a sticker from a program our youth group is doing on putting others first.  i tried posting a flyer asking people to create cards on their own, but no responses. i'm still happy with the final product though.



i tried rotating the photos, but they just came out distorated.
 each card is mounted on 1/8" mat board so it stands out from the background. the name of the person who created the card is on the back. i used a repositional adheasive, so i'm not sure over time if they will be able to peal them off or not. i donated it to our church and it will be hung either in a classroom or the ladies restroom. there was a little miscommunication about that part.



i had to be careful with the arrangment as some people used the same stamps. after it was all in the frame, my husband glanced at it and notice one was upside down. that part took longer than expected, but everyone really liked it. i found a wooden tray at hobby lobby that hold 9 cards, so i'm planning a smaller version for at home.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 28, 2014 07:08:13 AM
Note from the Deputy Headmistress...

Hello students, staff and friends!  Another semester is coming to a close, and with it there are of course, loose ends to tie up.  One of those ends is finding excellent Professors for next term.  We have Arithmancy, Divination, Flying & Potions Professorships open at the moment.  Professors are welcome to send possible prompts for their subjects, design their own badges if desired, and are free to offer extra credit if they wish.  If you are interested in trying your hand at one of these, then please send me an owl as soon as possible.   


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on May 28, 2014 12:57:29 PM
Acadian Driftwood The coin looks lovely!
midkiffsjoy The table and booster both look great! I love that the nest box has a viewing hole and the shuttles look awesome!
Magpirate The animals are adorable! The calf is so cute! The book safe and doggie bow tie turned out great! The TM patch looks lovely and the Embroidery turned out amazing!
seeuudee The daisies look lovely!
ErinAquaheart I love all the jewelry! The turtle charm is adorable! And the cards and Snidget stamp turned out awesome!
noodle-bug Yay! More hexis!!!
netchez Wow! Your stained glass pieces all look fantastic! And the cardinal goes perfectly with those windchimes!
rockmygypsysoul The linocut print looks awesome! I love the initials in the tree, they look great! And the bag looks great and itís perfect for storing the apocalypse essentials!
jenleahlynn It turned out absolutley lovely!

And now for a HUGE project dump... I'm going to just apologize now for the scrolling... :D

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Apparition
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Allons - Y! Tie
Brief Description: One day Iím hoping to travel to London and find a mysterious man with a blue box. Until then Iíll just have to be content watching his travels on my TV.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Magic Shirts
Brief Description: Iíve seen people make some really cool shirts using bleach and I thought Iíd give it a try. Unfortunately the bleach didnít even make a difference in the green shirt and bleed through my pattern on my blue oneÖ I was sad. But I decided to try and save them with a little bit of fabric paint and I love how they turned out especially the blue one.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Defence Against the Dark Arts
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: TARDIS Cutting Board
Project Link: More Pictures! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433705.0#axzz332XPxTwX)
Brief Description: While staying at my husbandís Auntís house for a weekend trip, I met his cousin (who had been out of the country for a while) and her future husband for the first time. They noticed my Doctor Who socks and we immediately bonded over our love for said show. I decided that I would make them an awesome Doctor Who related gift for their wedding and this beauty was the result! Iím going to have to make myself one because Iím sad to see it go!
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Zeus ATC
Brief Description: As I was gazing up at the sky I saw a cloud shaped like an  eagle. According to Greek mythology, the symbol of Zeus is an eagle, so to honor him I made him into an ATC.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Flying
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Snitch Necklace
Brief Description: Iíve been so wrapped up in life lately that I havenít had much time for my class work let alone Quidditch! So for this project I took some inspiration from the snitch Iíd been missing and made it into a necklace. Now I can always have it close regardless of how busy I am.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Doctor Who Shirt
Brief Description: I tend to be more inspired and work best when Iím in comfortable clothing that is meaningful to me. So I created this shirt of one of my favorite Doctor Who quotes. Now I can let my mind find the inspiration it needs while being comfortable and not having to worry about accidently getting paint on my shirt.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: You wonít like me when Iím Hangry
Brief Description: I took my inspiration from the Narcissus flower and crafted something to help me to remember to be calm. When I get hungry Iím usually not a happy person, and so I made this towel to hang in the kitchen to remind me to laugh at my ridiculousness.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle Studies
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: My Side of the Bed
Brief Description: I have a tendency to leave very specific and very ďorganizedĒ piles in certain places. My side of the bed tends to end up with a lot of these ďpilesĒ and they sometimes get smushed together. So I spent sometime cleaning and putting away things on the floor and in my drawers and under the bed. So now I can actually find the things Iím looking for instead of pile hunting.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Study of Ancient Runes
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Garden Bed
Brief Description: Spring is a time of new beginnings and itís the perfect opportunity to plant a garden. Last year we only had three boxes and were able to get quite a few things but we wanted a little more room so we good grow some strawberries! So my husband helped me build this new planter box. And then we had to spend a good two days shoveling dirt and soil into it. (The car ride home, stuck in traffic in some very hot weather with our bags of soil and steer manure was not pleasant!) Now we have some strawberries planted and a few have started growing fruits (they are delicious!)
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: House Unity
House: Ravenclaw
SPEW: Afghans for Pine Ridge
Project Name: PRR Square
Brief Description: I made this square in Hufflepuff yellow.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Det: March
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Modded Land Cards
Brief Description: Iíve had this idea pinned on my to craft pinterest board for quite some time and I finally just sat and did it. I used the mana cards from MTG and painted them all black except for the mana symbol over the art. I love how they turned out and eventually Iíll make enough to have a full play set of them in one of my decks.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Det: April
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Hulk Alter
Brief Description: Recently Iíve been playing a lot more magic and I found this shabby sad card called Rotted Hulk that needed a new coat of paint and a little more personalization.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Det: May
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Hermione ATC
Brief Description: Again, this has been pinned for quite sometime. It turned out very different from what I originally thought but Iím happy with the results.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bean: Strawberry
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Red Mana Shirt
Brief Description: Since there arenít quite enough strawberries in the garden yet to make anything delicious out of them, I found this red shirt and made it a little more me. I used my cutting machine to cut a pattern out of freezer paper and then used some bleach spray. And it worked perfectly this time!
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: DA: Department of Mysteries
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Lion King Card
Brief Description: I have a really good friend who suffers from a lot of health related problems. Weíve both moved away and so I donít get to see her very often at all. Weíve always loved watching movies together especially Disney ones. So I made her this card based on the Lion King. I think itíll definitely brighten her day when I send it to her.
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Inselaeffchen on May 29, 2014 03:32:13 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: FLYING
SPEW: none
House: SLYTHERIN
Project Name: Cute Owl
Brief Description: One of the regular flying animals in our realms are the OWLS Ė who doesn't look forward to the Owl Post. I've created a felt Owl for the HP Box Swap.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: HERBOLOGY
SPEW: none
House: SLYTHERIN
Project Name: Unicorn Towel
Brief Description: One of the practical items around our house are constantly towels Ė you need them for drying your hands, they're very good to pick up hot items with. I've used my silhouette to cut a flocked Unicorn iron-on for a cotton kitchen towel.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: DA Ė Shield Charm
SPEW: none
House: SLYTHERIN
Project Name: Tea mug cozy
Brief Description: A crocheted mug cozy with a ďteabagĒ tag on it, made for a swap. 
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: DA Ė Fred & George Fight Back
SPEW: none
House: SLYTHERIN
Project Name: Hobbitses' ďPhoto Books
Brief Description: With 3 grandparents' birthdays in April & May, and 2 of them not seeing the ďhobbitsĒ on regular basis, I thought I create a photobook for 2013. It was a BIG challenge, given I've been taking sooo many photos, wanted to include photos from us (the parents), resize the photos, add German AND English notes to the photos, then again whittle down the photos to only 26 pages available at the online photobook printer... phew! But the 2 grandparents who received their book so far loved it!!
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: seeuudee on May 29, 2014 12:01:27 PM
I love all your bleached tshirts, but the blue one looks amazing.

Your hobbits are adorable, they are worthy of a book of their own!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 29, 2014 12:29:05 PM
Class: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: My First Dreamcatcher (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433711.msg5201076#msg5201076)

Brief Description:  I recently started organizing the Dreamcatacher Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433652.0#axzz338OXvN6S).  Only problem?  I've never made one before!  So I took out my wand and gave this a shot.  It contains one pattern, and 4 colors (turquoise, teal, purple and grey).
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Class: Charms
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: DIY Button Wall Art

Brief Description:  I recently saw some adorable wooden button wall art, and knew I needed some for my new studio.  But the colors weren't really my style, nor was shelling out $30 for something I could make for a fraction of that cost.  So I picked up an 12" unfinished wooden charger for $4.80 with a coupon, and set to work.  First I drilled holes for the button, using a 1/2" drill bit.  Then I did some paint work.  Did an under coat of black along the inside edge, the outer rib, and near in/around the holes.  I went over that with some watered down gray paint, in order to give the button depth and texture.  A final coat of sealer, mixed with a tiny bit of shimmer dust and I have a grey mother-of-pearl button for my wall!  I can't wait to hang it next to the giant wooden safety pin I found at TJ Maxx last week.  (Seriously guys, I bought a 30" long wooden safety pin, that really opens and closes, for $20 at TJ Maxx!  You should all be jealous.)
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Challenge: March Detention
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Wizard of Oz Charm Bracelets (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433729.msg5201304#msg5201304)

Brief Description:  This bracelet has been sitting on my desk half-finished for about 4 months now.   :-[  Finally finished it up yesterday.  Check out the link for a full description.
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Challenge: May Detention
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Cowgirl Charm Bracelets (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433728.msg5201303#msg5201303)

Brief Description:  Another WIP that has been lingering for months.  Three months to be exact!  Time to get that homework DONE.  Again, there are further details in the linked thread.
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Class:Potions
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Kolsch Mustard

Recipe Link: http://www.freshpreserving.com/recipe.aspx?r=57
Brief Description:  My husband enjoys kolsch style beer, especially in the summer, but it isn't always easy to find.  In fact, the last time I found it readily available in various locations, I was in Koln, Germany back in high school!  Much like real champagne coming only from that specific region in France, technically only that style of beer, made in Koln, Germany are "real" kolschs, though there are now a *few* American microbreweries making kolsch-style beers.  Meanwhile, since moving down to TN, we've found lots of great stores for wine and liquor, but very few good beer options for DH.  So last week, while wandering through World Market over in Nashville, I came across Stoudts Karnival Kolsch.  I knew I had to pick some up for DH, but claimed one for myself to make a lighter, more summery version of a beer mustard that I made last year.  I swapped out the brown mustard seeds for yellow, and ended up with a lighter, but still flavorful and pungent mustard.
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Class: Transfiguration
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Librarian Retirement Bracelet

Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433730.msg5201305#msg5201305
Brief Description:  Oh no!  My avifors spell doesn't seem to be going well.  I managed to conjur up a flock of bats, but they were all very tiny!  The size of the tip of my pinky finger!  They kept fluttering around my room though, so I transfigured them into tiny fluttery bead pins for a new bracelet. ;)  My MIL asked me to create this bracelet for a friend who is retiring.  She's been the school librarian for years, and it includes library themed charms, as well as other things she happens to love.
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on May 29, 2014 01:01:08 PM
MistressJennie: Love the dreamcatcher.  I always have wanted to make my own.  Was it hard to figure out?

I always love the end of term push! Everyone is doing amazing things.

Class: Alchemy
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Quidditch: Thrifted Kiddy Sweater----Score for Slytherin!
Project Name: Tee and Sweater Pillows
Project Description: I long time ago I found this kid sweater with Lady Lovely Locks on it and I just knew I had to have it.  I bought it and it has sat around forever.  I mean...I can't WEAR a children's small...finally it hit me! I would make a throw pillow for my bed with it.  Soon after I decided on what to do with the sweater I had to downgrade my favorite tee to the craft pile.  It quickly was designated pillow material as well.  After much cursing to the witch who cursed me to have no math skills I ended up with two pillows that I am more than proud to throw on my bed in the morning. These two pieces of clothing have definitely had a rebirth!

The blue tulle was so hard to work with!  I'm so glad it turned out as nice as it did!


Challenge: Strawberry Bean
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Sir Teddy Cuddlestuff and Squirt ATCs
Project Description: Since these are surprises for my CoMC OWL completers I am just posting links to these.  These are two ATCs featuring Sir Teddy Cuddlestuff and Squirt as they enjoy the first of the Spring strawberries! Ink and color pencil.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152052889512377&set=pb.506097376.-2207520000.1401393559.&type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152055956002377&set=pb.506097376.-2207520000.1401393559.&type=3&theater



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 29, 2014 01:58:36 PM
MistressJennie: Love the dreamcatcher.  I always have wanted to make my own.  Was it hard to figure out?

Nope, not at all.  Check out the thread for the Dreamcatcher Swap that I linked above.  There are several tutorials linked on the first page of that thread.  :D

P.S.  Your Bertie Bott's Strawberry links don't work.  :(


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 29, 2014 02:08:43 PM
~*Headmistress Jennie completes the Homonculous Charm - We are here!*~


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: gaudiknight on May 29, 2014 02:13:38 PM
After a hectic month I'm popping in to add a few quick projects before the semester ends.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Dumbledore's Army Catch-Up - Sign the Parchment
Quidditch: Stash fabric and buttons!  Bludger to Ravenclaw.  (Also thrifted lace sash if such a tiny bit counts)
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Sundress
Brief Description: Looking back at my projects thus far this year, it seems to be mostly doll clothes.  So why fight the trend?  I used to make a wider variety of crafts, but tiny dresses are nearly instant gratification.  This one was supposed to be part of my arithmancy NEWT, but I had to put that on hold for real life nonsense (yay travels and house guests and getting ready to move!).  And of course, just about everything I make is from stash (and yet the stash never seems to get smaller - I have yet to figure out the physics of this phenomenon)
(https://flic.kr/p/nxU6HP)
Sundress (https://flic.kr/p/nxU6HP) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
SPEW: Made for a fundraiser my grandmother's church is holding for a little boy with cancer.
Quidditch: 2 balls of stash yarn!  Bludger to Slytherin?
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Dishcloths Galore
Brief Description: I looked at the sky at sunset and saw lots of pink and blue and fluffy clouds.  Then I looked in my project bag and saw lots of pink and blue and squishy yarn.
(https://flic.kr/p/nqsF1Q)114 Knitting (https://flic.kr/p/nqsF1Q) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: calliemae on May 29, 2014 05:10:56 PM
Class: Charms
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Scratch Mittens
Brief Description: These scratch mittens use knit and purl stitches, as well as seaming.


Class: March Detention
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Journal Page - Happiness
Brief Description: I started this page on happiness and summertime awhile back. It has words and song lyrics as well as butterflies and flowers.


Class: May Detention
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Journal Page - An Ode to Poetry
Brief Description: I made this journal page as an ode to poetry. The inside square has passages on book pages and handwritten quotes.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Magpirate on May 29, 2014 09:10:36 PM


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bott's - Strawberry
SPEW: N/A
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Gallifreyan Polo
Project Page Link: Same post for all three projects (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433742.0#axzz339ea6alu)
Brief Description: I wanted geeky shirts that I could wear to work on days that aren't Casual Friday, so I embroidered subtly nerdy designs onto plain polo shirts.  This one (on a strawberry-red shirt) is circular Gallifreyan (http://www.shermansplanet.com/gallifreyan) that says "Allons-y!"
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Flying Class
SPEW: N/A
Quidditch: Catch the Snitch for Ravenclaw!
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Snitch Shirt
Brief Description: Another geeky polo, this time a be-wing'd Snitch.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: House Pride
SPEW: N/A
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: TARDIS Shirt
Brief Description: Third and final polo, the TARDIS on a shirt in lovely Ravenclaw blue.
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on May 30, 2014 05:15:22 AM
gaudiknight, I know all about an eternal stash... I swear I'm always using mine but it seems to be self-replenishing!

Challenge: Strawberry bean
House: ravenclaw
Project
Yay Towel Day! I made this sign to attract attention to the books I was giving away... of course, 'Don't Panic' is written in nice friendly strawberry red letters, just like on the cover of the Hitchhiker's Guide ;)

Challenge: May detention
House: ravenclaw
Challenge:
I took a scruffy used book with torn bits and missing pages, combined it with a scruffy scrap of fabric... and did them up together to make this ape card for my friend who's show about the Scopes Trial opens tomorrow night
 


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: seeuudee on May 30, 2014 11:02:03 AM
noodle-bug, I love your sign, I really do, but I don't understand this concept of giving books away?  ???


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: jenleahlynn on May 30, 2014 11:19:21 AM
looks like i'm not the only one waiting till the last minete!

magpirate-i love the shirt with the snitch
badwolf314-i love the tardis cutting board

class-astronomy-negative into positive
house-gryffendor
project-strong and courageous t-shirt design

On the theme of negatives into positives, i've had a rough time this spring. 9 years ago, i had cancer. on my annual chest ct they found a spot this year. we had to go through several tests and waiting until it was confirmed that it is a metastasis from the origional cancer. it's small and we are planning to treat it with radiation. there is a concern about further spread in the future.

with that hanging over my head i needed extra encouragement. we always take our kids to the relay for life to help them see cancer in a more positive way. this year i decided to design a t-shirt specifically for our family. our last name is strong so i used the scripture"be strong and courageous for the lord god is with you. joshua 9:3"
 
the i had to simplify my origional idea so it can be read but i'm really happy with how it turned out. i mixed size and font to get the look i wanted. i worked with a screen printer in town and had to do a couple revisions, it's more complicated than you would think but i appreciated his advice.





i think i like them more than the kids. when every i take pictures lately i either get police officers or mug 1  shots. it means something to me though. we are doing a
 family 1 mile race later this summer and i plan to make them where the shirts again.

jen


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on May 30, 2014 11:21:17 AM
I'm on my phone. Shoot. So I'll fix the links to my strawberry bean tonight.   Sorry about that. I even checked them after I posted!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on May 30, 2014 12:06:37 PM
noodle-bug, I love your sign, I really do, but I don't understand this concept of giving books away?  ???
I live in London (have to for work) where house prices are astronomical, do i live in a shoebox and have no room too keep all the books i read - so those I've done with and doubt think i'll re-read , i give away - sometimes to friends, and sometimes just by leaving them in public spaces fir passers-by to take


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 30, 2014 01:05:30 PM
Class: Herbology
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name:  Tea Time Mug Rug

Brief Description: Now that I'm mostly settled into my new house, I seem to have distributed all my mug rugs to various areas of the house.  Somehow, for reasons I cannot begin to imagine, I didn't have one that fit in well with my new studio.  So, I pulled out some more of the awesome teacup printed fabric that sheepBlue sent me in a previous swap, and made myself one.  (I made a similar one before for a swap.  Perhaps for noodle-bug?  Can't remember at the moment.)  Anyways, the mustard, plum and teal fits in beautifully in my studio, and having a cup of tea beside me helps me craft my best. :D
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House Pride: House Unity
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Project Link: Dragonfly Dreams Charm Bracelet (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433752.0#axzz33EJrgsBu)

Brief Description: A charm bracelet I whipped up today, that just happens to include Slytherin Green, Ravenclaw Blue and Hufflepuff yellow.  As well as iridescent teal, sap green, turquoise, and purple.  ;)
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on May 30, 2014 01:41:57 PM
Challenge: Detention - May
Quidditch: Bludger to Ravenclaw (stash project)
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Porcelain lady pincusion
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433753.0
Brief Description: I've had this project on deck for... 4 months? Maybe more! I had all the materials, and they were just waiting for a few hours of assembly.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pottermouth on May 30, 2014 02:48:36 PM
House Pride: Hufflepuff Love
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: A Badger of Honor for the great felicitybaby (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=106505#axzz33EkUWyHf) in the IYP swap.

Photo is property of felicitybaby, because I neglected to pay attention to my Remembrall before sending.



Class: Apparition
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: TARDIS Mitts
Description: I wonder if a knitted TARDIS would carry me to Missing Willow Farm?
Photo also felicitybaby's.



Class: Divination
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Owlet Pincushion
Description: While doing my best Luna impression, a little owl cloud drifted by...



Now to go gather the S.P.E.W. hats I've made.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on May 30, 2014 03:16:23 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Dumbledore's Army - Department of Mysteries
SPEW: N/A
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: For Lara
Brief Description: One of my oldest friends is struggling right now.  Her dad passed away, her mother remarried very quickly, and she was okay with all of that as it was happening.  But he's not close with her mom or her sister and while they were more bonded during that upheaval, now that things have settled down she's left without much support from them.  She's re-entered therapy and was sweet enough to tell me that as she was filling her counselor in on her past she mentioned me several times (in positive ways) and wanted to share with me that she felt I was a supportive and encouraging friend when she wasn't always getting that from the other people in her life.  So I thought something a little pretty might help her remember that she is loved and cared about.


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle Studies
SPEW: N/A
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: The Great Paintbrush Cleaning
Brief Description:  Okay, so I am like the laziest painter ever.  Consequently, I don't spend much on brushes since I'm often terrible about keeping them in good condition (though I am getting better at this, I promise!).  Anyway, I started out with this


and FIVE hours later ended up with this
  I know they don't all look clean but they are.  I promise.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
SPEW: Yes - benefiting our local art scene - http://www.cityoftyler.org/Departments/MainStreet/GalleryMainStreet/[email protected]
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Chemical Compounds
Brief Description: Sulfur, which plays a critical role in the rebirth of the phoenix, has the power to alter through both oxidation and reduction, particularly to metals although it is a non-metal itself.  This piece started out as an entirely different painting but was going awry.  Much like the phoenix, it was able to become something new again, including silver, copper, and gold which can be triggered by the sulfur, igniting the whole painting.


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Just SPEW!
SPEW: Yes - benefiting our local art scene
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Roses
Brief Description: This is an impasto piece that actually had roses underneath and then the large rose on top


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Just SPEW!
SPEW: Yes - benefiting our local art scene
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: A Shock of Gold
Brief Description: Another abstract piece. 

Class/Challenge/House Pride: BB - Strawberry
SPEW: N/A
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Lace Band
Brief Description: As a very heavy woman, I am particularly conscious about my lower belly.  I have a ridiculous amount of lingerie so I decided to repurpose my strawberry red babydoll to have a little lace belly band.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on May 30, 2014 03:33:11 PM
Badger of honour? Bahhahahahahahahaha too excellent. Pinned. I know who I'm making that for, and his birthday approaches!

Mistress Jennie, yes, I have the mug rug with that gorgeous fabric, and some beautiful free hand machine quilting. it's in pride of place next to my laptop - I'd say I use it all the time, but actually, it's most often occupied by the cat, and I am reduced to a lame-o plastic coaster


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: FiberAlchemist on May 30, 2014 06:32:46 PM
The Ravenclaw Common Room and Potions Dungeon are now up to date!  Whew.  :P  I will be back later with a HUGE homework turn-in; but first there must be dinner.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mamaneedles on May 30, 2014 07:15:46 PM
Let's see what I can turn into assigment for this one last time!

Class: Arithmancy
House: Gryffindor
Desc: 8 is the number of the Sabbath in the Wheel of the Year, and I made us a little friendly reminder for our wall, soon to be transform into a coloring page when I get the time :)


Class : CoMC
House: RAwwwrrrrrr....
Desc: For this doll's clothing I used two different fabric with colorful pattern and a soft green fabric too :)


Class: Potion
House: Gryffindor
Desc: This is the doll I made for Victor's first birthday. I couldn't find the right red fabric, so I decided to take out the special Merino superwash baby yarn and knit him the dolly instead of sewing. I came up with the pattern as I went. I love him and so does the little guy I made him for!


Challenge: DA- Department of Mysteries
House: Gryffindor
Desc: My friend is openning a coffee shop in her village, and she needed a great logo for marketing. I made her a couple of drawings, edited the one she and her partner liked and put some text. The name means "Little Happiness", roughly. I did it for free (or mayhaps a lifetime of free coffee!) saving her tons of money on a graphist.


Challenge: May WIP
House: Graaarrrrwwwwfindor
Desc: This one is still a WIP, or so to say, because she has no clothing made just for her, but the body and hair is done, actually. And you know it took me more than 30min for those part (more like, 20h!!!) Her body is a wire skeleton wrapped with wool. She has bandable finders, wrist and limb. She has a chin, nostrils and hairs. Her hairs are mohair so, so soft! I made her for Mariann 6th birthday next July. I couldn't keep her from playing with her already!


I promise to provide better picture of her once she has proper clothing.

Phew.

I LOVE the owlet pincushion!! SO, SO CUTE! (yes I'm yelling. In a high-pitched tonne!)

will. update. quidditch. later.......


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on May 30, 2014 08:22:50 PM
Mamaneedles--those are some awesome dolls.  Love the CoMC one!  Lovely patterns...rivals a Fwooper egg!

So, since my links don't work for my strawberry bean I decided that I would go ahead and post them straight out.  Sorry that they can't be a surprise to the recipience.  I am sure they will both understand!

Challenge: Strawberry Bean
SPEW: NA
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Strawberry inspired ATCs
Project Description: Bringing out Sir Teddy Cuddlestuff and his pet Squirt to the Strawberry patch.  Looks like they both found something yummy!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: FiberAlchemist on May 30, 2014 08:58:07 PM
This is my MASSIVE homework turn-in.  Every semester I say I'm not going to do this againÖ and here I am doing it again.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Iron Man Cast
Brief Description:  Several weeks ago my husband fell at work and in the process of trying to catch himself fractured his wrist, resulting in six weeks in a cast.  Trying to make the best out of a bad situation, I decided to paint his cast using red and gold to recreate Iron Manís Armor.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Apparition
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:  Thereís No Place Like London
Brief Description:  Traveling to London is at the top of my travel list.  I like to plan pretend itineraries for my dream vacation.  One of the things I would like to do would be to ride in a double decker bus (I know, so touristy).  So to help me focus on my destination I embroidered a bus and used a fabric button making kit to make a pin.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride:  Arithmancy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Octavius
Brief Description: When I think of the number 8, I think of an octopus.  This is Octavius, my pink ami octopus.  Heís very pleased to meet you all.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:  Making Negative Storage into a Positive
Brief Description: My house is lacking in storage space.  More specifically linen storage space.  All too often my quilts end up piled in the corner... until now!  I was inspired by quilt ladders; but their rustic style doesnít really go with my decor.  Thatís when I discovered some silver tone rails at IKEA.  I hung them on the wall and viola! Instant storage and quilt display!
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: CoMC
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Quillow of Many Colors
Brief Description: This quillow contains many vivid and complimentary colors and two different patterns.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Charms
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Mother of Dragon Eggs
Brief Description: To make these Game of Thrones inspired dragon eggs I needed to master both polymer clay and painting.  I began by making a baking the egg shapes.  Then I cut out and added the scales individually and baked again.  The plaint consisted of a base coat, a highlight color, a black wash and a high gloss sealer.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: All Hail the Glow Cloud
Brief Description: Welcome to Night Vale is one of my favorite podcasts and the glow cloud is a popular part of that podcast.  ďThe Glow Cloud is a cloud which made a sudden entrance to Night Vale from the west. It glows in a variety of colors and emits a low, whistling noise.Ē  This hoop is my interpretation of the mighty Glow Cloud... complete with glow-in-the-dark thread.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Flying
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Embroidered Bee Pin
Brief Description: The bees have been buzzing around my garden lately; and they inspired me to make this embroidered pin.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Sewing Pillow
Brief Description: I found this awesome sewing themed fabric at my local store and knew it would make a perfect lumbar pillow to increase my comfort during long days of sewing.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: House Unity
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: House Banners Cross Stitch
Brief Description: This cross stitch was made for my partner in the recent Harry Potter Box Swap.  The pattern is by CloudsFactory.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:  Blue Quillow
Brief Description: Itís a pillow, itís a blanket, itís a quil.... planket?  This is made of two pieces of fleece with a pocket on one side so the blanket can be folded up into a pillow when it is not needed.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfiguration
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Blue Bird Pin
Brief Description: Again using my handy dandy button maker I made another pin.  This one featuring a happy little blue bird.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride:  DA - Department of Mysteries
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Casserole for a Friend
Brief Description: My next door neighbor recently broke her hip, so to help in her time of need I made her dinner.  This is one of the meals I brought to her while she is stuck in bed recovering.
Chili Beef and Pasta Bake
Serves 8
3 cups whole wheat penne
1 pound lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 cup part-skim ricotta
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Preheat oven to 350F.  Spray 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
Cook penne according to package directions.  Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
Meanwhile, cook beef, onion and garlic in a large nonstick skillet over medium hear, breaking up beef with wooden spoon, until beef is browned, about 8 minutes.  Stir in tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper; simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens slightly, about 15 minutes.
Stir beef mixture, ricotta, and 1/2 cup Monterey Jack into penne; transfer to baking dish.  Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Monterey Jack.  Bake until heated through and slightly browned, about 25 minutes.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: May Detention
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Photography Light Box
Brief Description: This has been a project in the works for a while now and I just finally finished it up.  The frame of the box is made of PVC pipe and the back drop is made of white pillow cases.  Itís lightweight, can be taken completely apart for storage and easy to move around.
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Nicajeanie on May 30, 2014 09:13:47 PM
Challenge: Quidditch
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Perler Bead Snitch
Project Description: Snitch made with chedder and clear glitter perler beads
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Class: Apparition
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: The Emerald Isle
Project Description: Planning a trip to Ireland for when I'm aloud to apparate
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Class: Astronomy
Quidditch: bludger to Slytherin (wire stash)
SPEW: n/s
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Stana's Cuff
Project Description: Often white is depicted as good and black as bad. I use some "bad" wire to make a lovely bracelet.
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Class: CoMC
Quidditch: bludger to Ravenclaw (yarn stash)
SPEW: Suber-Marshall Memorial UMC
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bright Grannie Square
Project Description: I used orange, green and pink for this square. (bad picture)
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Class: Charms
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Agape Prototype
Project Description: I plan to make the next agape gift from our church which requires 140 of the same item. I made this sample using graphic design and wire skills.
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Class: Potions
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Luau Cake
Project Description: This was a multi day project as several potions were needed. The first potion was Italian Custard Cream requiring hours of refrigeration. The second potion was cake  using the Italian custard cream for extra moisture. The third potion was buttercream icing to disguise the cake into a Hawaiian island and tiki hut.
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Class: SoAR-Berkano
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Cheers
Project Description: I am obese and I hate my body. I saw a picture of Stana Katic pumping her fist and thought 'she's cheering for me to loose wt'. I then decided to ask people who actually know me to send pictures of themselves cheering for me. When I loose wt it will truly be a rebirth for me.
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Challenge: DA-Dept of Ministries
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: paper t-shirts
Project Description: A very busy friend asked if I could make her paper t-shirts for a women's club meeting she was teaching but didn't have time to make the shirts. Of course I printed and cut out 25. This one escaped under my coffee table.
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: WhistleFish on May 30, 2014 09:26:56 PM
It's the end of the semester....that means we're supposed to do a massive dump of all the assignments we haven't turned in, right? Well, here's my obligatory post to do just that. Lol. Uh...hope you like Project Life 'cause that's all I've really managed to do lately and I'm even behind on that. Haha. Such is life! I'm definitely going to try to be more active this upcoming semester!

Class: Apparation
House: Grrrrrrryffindor!
Project Name: Yosemite Project Life Pages!
Project Page Link: You can see more detailed pictures/read more here at my blog (http://two-forty-six.blogspot.com/2014/05/project-life-yosemite-trip-documented.html).
Brief Description: Yes I realized that you are supposed to craft something to a place you haven't been buuuut Yosemite is a HUGE place, with more to see than just the valley. Scrapbooking our trip helped me to focus on getting back (we got a season pass) so we can explore other parts of Yosemite, not just Yosemite Valley.
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Class: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Grrrrrrryffindor!
Project Name: First April Project Life Page
Project Page Link: You can see more detailed pictures/read more here at my blog (http://two-forty-six.blogspot.com/2014/05/project-life-catch-up-april-1-6-2014.html).
Brief Description: Like the Fwooper, this Project Life page is FULL of patterns and colors. Perfect to blend in with the rest of my pictures.
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Class: Charms
House: Grrrrrrryffindor!
Project Name: Iron On Quote Bag
Project Page Link: None
Brief Description: Yes, this bag may look familiar. I've made one before but I assure you that it's a different one. My SIL liked the first one so much she asked that I make her one for her birthday. Two techniques involved - 1. getting the *darn* Silhouette to cut properly and not waste iron on material, 2. Ironing it on properly without ruining the whole thing. Success! I think I still need practice at all of this. Lol.
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Class: Divination
House: Grrrrrrryffindor!
Project Name: Birthday Card
Project Page Link: None
Brief Description: Imagine my surprise when I looked into the stars and realized that they were aligned in such a way that it had appeared to be April! I checked my calendar and GASP! It's indeed April! (Humor me...I'm turning this in late. Lol.) If it's April it must mean that my SIL's birthday has passed! Yep. It has. To go along with the bag I made her I also crafted this birthday card (It says "happy late birthday" inside.) This card was brought into existence based on what I've seen in the stars, making it perfect for my Divination homework.
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Class: History of Magic
House: Grrrrrrryffindor!
Project Name: Easter Cards
Project Page Link: None
Brief Description: One historical use of flowers is for decoration and honor which is why my daughter and I included flowers while making our Easter cards for the family. (There were originally 8 cards but I had already closed and addressed envelopes on the others before I remembered to take a picture.) Yes, I used a helper on my HoM homework, but sometimes working with a toddler makes it just that much harder. Lol.
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Class: Muggle Studies
House: Grrrrrrryffindor!
Project Name: Craft Supplies
Project Page Link: None
Brief Description: This area isn't so much messy as it is in need of organization. You can't tell much from the picture but I went through and organized all the little boxes and containers. I put alot of things into grabbag piles. I organized my whole scrapbook cart. Perfect and ready for crafting when I was done! It's hard to keep craft supplies in control in an apartment. You have to tuck them in everywhere when you can't have a real dedicated portion of the house. This is one of 3 main areas I have craft supplies stored.
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Class: Potions
House: Grrrrrrryffindor!
Project Name: Second April Project Life Page
Project Page Link: You can see more detailed pictures/read more here at my blog (http://two-forty-six.blogspot.com/2014/05/project-life-catch-up-april-1-6-2014.html).
Brief Description: It may look like a regular project life page...but WAIT! What's that? Secret hidden flaps?! Muahuahuahuahua!
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Class: May Challenge
House: Grrrrrrryffindor!
Project Name: Big Trees Project Life Page
Project Page Link: You can see more detailed pictures/read more here at my blog (http://two-forty-six.blogspot.com/2014/05/project-life-catch-up-april-1-6-2014.html).
Brief Description: Yea, yea...you're probably all sick of all these Project Life pages but it seems to be the only crafting I've really had time to do lately...and I'm struggling to even get them done. So yes, professor, since Project Life is always a WIP, please accept my pages from our trip to Big Trees State Park as my May detention submission. (More pics in blog link!)
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Inselaeffchen on May 31, 2014 06:20:01 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic
SPEW: n/a
House: SLYTHERIN
Project Name: Dragon Cushion
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: A flocked cushion cover for the HP Box Swap (using the Silhouette Cameo
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- cushions alway bring forth a sense of calm for me (and it's got yellow on it!!)
)

Class/Challenge/House Pride: MARCH DETENTION
SPEW: n/a
House: SLYTHERIN
Project Name: Birthday Cards
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: birthday cards for my mother-in-law and my dad (using the Silhouette Cameo and Tonic Punches &Stamps Set)
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: BERTIE BOTT'S BEANS - Strawberry
SPEW: n/a
House: SLYTHERIN
Project Name: Little Gnome
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description:
I Crocheted this little gnome for my swap partner in the "Use your own stash" swap - it's mainly red. ;)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: tiamatfire on May 31, 2014 09:04:01 AM
jenleahlyn I'm so sorry to hear about your health - I hope everything goes well!

I have another hexie project in this bunch, and I forget who it was (noodle-bug maybe?) who suggested a fabric swap but I'm all for that!  Fabric swaps can generally be done for just over the price of a standard letter, so they're a lot of fun!  Maybe we could even make it a full swap? 

Here's my final few projects for the semester:

Challenge: DA - Department of Mysteries
SPEW: Not sure - it isn't a charity, though it's a friend in need!
House: Gryffindor
Name: Tutu 2!

Our friends have a few months of financial difficulty ahead, due to her in-laws (for whom she works) not having a contract at the moment and not being able to pay her unexpectedly.  Their daughter of course just went through a growth spurt, AND summer finally arrived.  This means she has no shorts!  I had enough yarn left from the first tutu to make a second, so I made this and will include a pair of shorts to go underneath for a fun little summer outfit. Her daughter adores fru-fru outfits so it'll definitely go over well, and our daughters will match as well!



Class: Alchemy
SPEW: N/A
House: Gryffindor
Name: Hexie bookmark

I made this hexie  bookmark for my mom for her birthday, using scrap pieces - so it's basically fabric that was going to be thrown away, rebirthed into a useful bookmark!  I hope she likes it - she quilts too so I thought it was perfect for her.  It's actually ten 0.75" hexies sewn into two lines of 5, then stitched back-to-back.



I have one more project that's for the strawberry bean, but it needs a photo first!  It's My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic related though ;)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on May 31, 2014 12:36:34 PM
I will comment on everything later but I wanted to get this last project posted.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Eevee ATCs
Brief Description: I realized that little Eevee has 8 evolutions he can be evolved into. So I made 8 ATCs depicting most of these evolutions (I did an actual Eevee instead of a Slyveon).
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: vincentvanbuck on May 31, 2014 01:57:02 PM
Four more days of school left... four more days. Hopefully I will be a lot more active in the HPC thread come summer.   ;)

Until then, I submit my obligatory end-of-term project dump.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Apparition
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Altered Puzzle Swap - ocean/beach theme
Brief Description: This piece was inspired by my (imaginary) trip to the bottom of the ocean.  While there, I got to see all manner of sea creatures, including a poly clay sea horse.  (The turtle is a metal charm I painted.)
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: CoMC
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Altered Puzzle Swap - flowers theme
Brief Description: My fwopper takes its cues from the myriad of colors found in flowers.  (The 3D ones are poly clay.)
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Charms
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Altered Puzzle Swap - chocolate & turquoise theme
Brief Description: My two techniques/mediums for these sets of pieces were paper crafting (mod podge & stickers) and poly clay.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: DaDA
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Altered Puzzle Private Swap - purple theme
Brief Description: Amazing Craftster member JillHogan does a wonderful job of hosting the Altered Puzzle Piece Swaps.  I had the opportunity to do a private swap with her and get to know her a little. = )  (The text on the pieces says "Hollywood Squares" and "Purple Royale: (Grimace) VS. (Barney)"
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Altered Puzzle Private Swap - Sun & Moon theme
Brief Description: The whole time I worked on my Divination assignment, the skies were clear (even at night), so for my Aeromancy project, I focused on the sun and moon instead of clouds.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Flying
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Altered Puzzle Private Swap - Nature theme
Brief Description: These two nature-themed pieces feature a variety of winged creatures, including bees, ladybugs and butterflies.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Closet Fabric Storage Center
Brief Description: For my Herbology assignment, I made a fabric storage system in my craft room closet.  It helps me to keep all my fabrics handy and visible for crafting, but also makes me happy because I love looking at them!
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: jellybean89 on May 31, 2014 04:40:44 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
SPEW: CC Animal Control Shelter
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Red & Gold Cat Toys
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For Alchemy class, I crocheted red and gold toys for the cats at my local animal shelter.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy
SPEW: CC Animal Control Shelter
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Seven Cat Toys
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For Astronomy class, I crocheted seven cat toys to donate to my local animal shelter.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Bottís Every Flavor Bean: Strawberry
SPEW: CC Animal Control Shelter
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Red Cat Toys
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For the strawberry bean, I crocheted some strawberry red cat toys for my local shelter.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
SPEW: CC Animal Control Shelter
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Sky Cat Toys
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For Divination, I crocheted cat toys in colors inspired by the sky: sky blue and cloud white. The toys will be donated to my local animal shelter.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Apron
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For Herbology class, I made an apron to keep my clothes clean while I bake in the future. It's made from an old sheet and it's mostly hand-sewn. :P
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: House Pride
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Luna Scarf Bookmark
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For House Pride, I crocheted a bookmark (based on this scarf pattern (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=238536.0#axzz33L00SfJc)) inspired by Ravenclaw Luna Lovegood. :)
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Study of Ancient Runes
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Spiral Baby Blanket
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For Study of Ancient Runes, I was inspired by Berkano's association with birth to crochet a baby blanket using this pattern (http://cthulhucrochet.blogspot.com/2010/03/spiral-baby-blanket-with-free-pattern.html).
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfiguration
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Blue Dragon Egg Dice Bag
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For Transfiguration, I was inspired by the blue light of the Avifors Spell to crochet a blue dice bag using the crocodile stitch.
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Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: gaudiknight on May 31, 2014 04:44:17 PM
One final project before the semester ends!

Class/Challenge/House Pride: May Detention - Finish a WIP
Quidditch: Thread and ribbon were thrift store finds, which I believe earns some kind of points
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Mischa's Dragon-scale Dress
Brief Description: I started this project in March, misplaced it, then found it in time to finish for May detention.  My grandfather gave me a bunch of crochet thread he found at the goodwill, so I've slowly been making my way through it.

(https://flic.kr/p/nNZJcG)
149 Mischa&#x27;s Dragon-scale Dress (https://flic.kr/p/nNZJcG) by AluminumDryad (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mamaneedles on May 31, 2014 05:21:54 PM
Challenge: Quidditch!! (150 pts to gryffindor!)
House: Gryffindor
Desc: I wanted to make a little something for my lovely ladies that played along this semester. I couldn't do much but I'll send this little watercolor card to someone that participated in the Quidditch challenge and turned in their flying assigment.


I'll count the points this weekend and withdraw someone this week :D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: ErinAquaheart on May 31, 2014 06:25:05 PM
I have updated the Care of Magical Creatures classroom for the last time!  Let me know if I have missed you...

It looks like no one took up the challenge of Extra Credit assignments this semester.  No matter the same will apply during the summer term!  I can't wait to see the new things that everyone will create!



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pottermouth on May 31, 2014 06:27:07 PM
Still squeaking in those final assignments!

Challenge: Bertie Bott's Strawberry
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Alton Brown's Angel Food Cake with added Summer Berries
Project Page Link (if available): Recipe Here (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/angel-food-cake-recipe.html)
Brief Description: I love Alton Brown. It only made sense to make his delicate Angel Food cake to go with macerated summer berries.



Ingredients
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cake flour, sifted
12 egg whites (the closer to room temperature the better)
1/3 cup warm water
1 teaspoon orange extract, or extract of your choice
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a food processor spin sugar about 2 minutes until it is superfine. Sift half of the sugar with the salt the cake flour, setting the remaining sugar aside.

In a large bowl, use a balloon whisk to thoroughly combine egg whites, water, orange extract, and cream of tartar. After 2 minutes, switch to a hand mixer. Slowly sift the reserved sugar, beating continuously at medium speed. Once you have achieved medium peaks, sift enough of the flour mixture in to dust the top of the foam. Using a spatula fold in gently. Continue until all of the flour mixture is incorporated.

Carefully spoon mixture into an ungreased tube pan. Bake for 35 minutes before checking for doneness with a wooden skewer. (When inserted halfway between the inner and outer wall, the skewer should come out dry).

Cool upside down on cooling rack for at least an hour before removing from pan.

Serve with summer berries and whipped cream. Yumstastic.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: TechnicolorAquahearts on May 31, 2014 07:33:54 PM
I have a few last minute assignments to turn in!

Class/Challenge/House Pride: BEAN: Strawberry
SPEW: YES, this project is for a volunteer art lesson for a class of 4th graders at a public school
House: Slytherin
Project Name: A Baby Strawberry Dinosaur ATC

This ATC is part of a set of 30 ATCs that I am making to do an art lesson about ATCs for a group of fourth graders. I will teach them about the origin of ATCs and then have them make one and then trade them for one of mine. This lesson is so good for making kids see the accessibility of art and that art can be a part of their lives with the time and materials that they have available to them.








Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Wire Wrapped Crystal Necklaces With Hand Mined Crystals

This project fits the assignment because the crystals used to make the pendants were actually dug out of the mine by ErinAquaheart and myself. I think crystals that were mined by hand qualify as a material that was difficult to source. It was at least physically difficult :). Our puppy even helped! (See helpful puppy in the first pic)








Class/Challenge/House Pride: Care of Magical Creatures
SPEW: YES, part of ATC lesson with 4th graders at a public school
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Visual Illusion OpArt ATCs

This set of three ATCs display how you can use vivid colors and pattern to create visual illusion.








Class/Challenge/House Pride: Dumbledore's Army: Master The Patronous Charm
SPEW: YES, this project is part of a volunteer art lesson for a 4th grade public school class
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Kawaii Treats ATC set

This set of three ATCs is part of a larger group that will be traded with a class of fourth graders. I am trying to show them a large range of styles and subjects so that they can see that the art that they can do can have as much variety as they want.






Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: DragonChilde on May 31, 2014 08:56:59 PM
I also have a few last minute projects to turn in.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: From Electrial supplies to craft supplies
Project Page Link: none
Brief Description: Like the phoenix, electrical wire was rebirthed into copper wire for crafting and then rebirthed again into jump rings and various connectors for chains.
Project Picture:
From this -

To this -

To this -


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Wonderful Pomegranate
Project Page Link: none
Brief Description: We took a road trip to a nursery where I got to pick out my very own pomegranate tree. The trip should have taken around four hours but instead it took 10! In those ten hours we looked at a three-teated goat, were left high and dry by our navigation system (thank the gods for good signage), and got to be first responders to a motorcycle accident (the cyclists walked away and was, mostly, fine). This pomegranate will remind me of this wacky adventure with people I love for years to come
Project Picture:

Class/Challenge/House Pride: CoMC
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Mjolnir
Project Page Link: none
Brief Description: This is this first piece of jewelry that I have sold to someone Iím not related to! Hooray!  The piece has four colors (copper, silver, purple, and black) and two patterns (the crescent moon and the stars)
Project Picture:


Class/Challenge/House Pride: March Detention (AND CoMC May Extra Credit)
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Bracelet repairs
Project Page Link: none
Brief Description: When I first taught myself how to weave chainmaille, everyone got maille bracelets for Christmas. Since it was my first time with this technique, some of the bracelets came apart in places. That wasÖ umÖ over four years ago. I finally found the bracelets again (yay for cleaning my room) and fixed them. I have found chainmaille to be an extremely relaxing and peaceful pastime (though at times it will drive me insane)
Project Picture:
Before -

After -


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology (AND CoMC April Extra Credit)
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name:  Math Class Doodle
Project Page Link: none
Brief Description: Doodling really helps me focus and makes it easier to listen (studies have shown that doodles help people remember auditory information better). One day I was bored in math class and I found my mind wandering so I decided to doodle a little bit. Not only did this little doodle keep me quiet, it also made the class a better learning environment for me.
Project Picture:


I am sad to report that though I started cleaning my room for Muggle Studies, itís not finished just yetÖ.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 01, 2014 03:52:38 AM
~*The Spring 2014 Semester has ended*~

Henceforth, all enchantments, protection charms, and House Points spells have dissolved.
Thank you to all the students who joined us this winter.

Your End of Term Feast will be May 1-5, 2014.



Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 01, 2014 04:09:15 AM
~*The Summer 2014 Semester (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433608.msg5198754#msg5198754) is OPEN*~

Please note that some of your classrooms and common rooms are under a bit of construction.  Please bear with us as we transfer Spring to Summer. Thanks! ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 02, 2014 09:31:12 AM



Welcome to the Spring 2014 End of Term Feast!
For the next few days, we will celebrate the Spring accomplishments of HPCers.
A few of the awards to be announced are: Slug Club Members, House Cup, & Diagon Alley Prizes.
HoHs, Professors, & Staff, please feel free to recognize and award your housemates & students.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 02, 2014 10:31:58 AM
~*Spring 2014 Crafty Magic Stats*~

The Spring Semester lasted 92 days.
37 Students were enrolled at Hogwarts.
419 Projects were Posted!!


That is an amazing average of around 4-5 projects a day and 11 projects per student! :o

Many students also took up the challenge of OWLs and NEWTs.  Eight OWLs and three NEWTs were completed during the Spring Semester. To those who completed their Advanced Studies, Congratulations & Well Done!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 03, 2014 06:59:39 AM
~*Special Award for SPEW Work*~

The Society for the Promotion of Everyone's Welfare, SPEW, would like to recognize the students who supported charities with crafty magic during the Spring Semester.  These students are:  

Gryffindors: jenleahlynn, Mamaneedles, Mistress Jennie, pinkleo, rockmygypsysoul, tiamatfire,
Hufflepuffs: Acadian Driftwood, gaudiknight, Moonflame, nicajeanie,
Ravenclaws: BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, noodle-bug
Slytherins: coulsenl, ErinAquaheart, TechnicolorAquahearts


As a small token of gratitude for your charitable acts, the HPC Staff would like to bestow you...

~*The Hermione Award*~


Congratulations!
Display & Wear it with pride
!

If you think your name was left off in error, PM Headmistress Mistress Jennie.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 03, 2014 07:21:28 AM
~*Announcing New Slug Club Members*~

I am proud to announce the new members of Slug Club.  These students have gone above and beyond for the Winter  Semester with each completing an impressive 15 or more Class, Advanced Studies, SPEW, and/or Challenge projects!!

Our new Slug Club Members are:
Mamaneedles, Mistress Jennie, rockmygypsysoul, Moonflame, BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, Magpirate, noodle-bug, pottermouth, & ErinAquaheart


Congratulations Slug Club!
Here's your special badge for making it in...



Display & Wear it with pride!

If you think your name was left off in error, PM Headmistress Mistress Jennie.  New members of Slug Club will be announced at the end of the Summer Semester.  Qualifications for entry changes each term to reflect those students who go above and beyond in their HPC crafting.  The Slug Club Committee uses number of completed projects, amazing crafty magic, and adherence to HPC guidelines as determination factors.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 03, 2014 07:42:49 AM
~*Dumbledore's Army*~

I am proud to announce that the following members of the HPC have attended all the meetings in the Room of Requirement, studied all the spell work, practiced all the charms, and completed all the required challenges and are officially *Founding Members* of Dumbledore's Army! 

Mamaneedles, Mistress Jennie, rockmygypsysoul, tiamatfire, Acadian Driftwood, nicajeanie, BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, noodle-bug, & ErinAquaheart!

Congratulations
Here's your special badge!



Display & Wear it with pride!

If you think your name was left off in error, PM Headmistress Mistress Jennie, along with links to your completed projects.  If you are still working on catching up with the DA, don't worry!  Your badge will be coming at the end of the Summer Semester!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 03, 2014 08:02:45 AM
~*Awarding the House Cup for Spring 2014 Term*~



As mentioned earlier in our feast, the HPC students submitted an impressive number of wondrous projects.  Congratulations to all the students for the amazing crafty magic!  The results from the House Points Spell are:

Hufflepuff with 10 students and 1,285 points, an average of 128.5 points per student
Slytherin with 11 students and 1,705 points, an average of 155 points per student
Gryffindor with 7 students and 1,765 points, an average of 252.1 points per student
Ravenclaw with 9 students and 2,715 points, an average of 301.6 points per student

The Spring House Cup is awarded to RAVENCLAW!



Congratulations Audania1, BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, Magpirate, netchez, noodle-bug, pottermouth, & vincentvanbuck.

Here's your special badge for your house honor...



Display & Wear it with pride!

To determine House Cup Winner, an average from the points accumulated per house and the number of members per house.  If there is a tie, then more than one house will win the cup.  Note, a House Member/student is someone who has turned in at least 1 project.  To learn more about House Points check the first page, first post of HPC thread.  The House Cup competition begins anew each semester.


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 03, 2014 08:07:09 AM
Note from Headmistress Jennie...

As you all will have noted, our End of Term Feast is well under way!  Tomorrow I will be drawing names for prize winners. 

Please remember that in order to be eligible for the End of the Semester Prize Drawings, you need to have your *real* home country listed in the location section of your profile. 

If you have "Hogwarts", "Narnia", "Asgard", or any other fictional place listed, you will not be eligible.  I completely understand the desire for privacy on the internet, and you do NOT have to list *where* in the country you live.  Just the country.  United States/US, United Kingdom/UK, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, etc, are all plenty detailed.  I do not require this because I'm a big old meanie, but because the kind folks who have donated prizes all have various shipping requirements for me to work around.  Your help in this matter is *GREATLY* appreciated!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: DragonChilde on June 03, 2014 08:08:41 AM
Congratulations Ravenclaw!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: pottermouth on June 03, 2014 03:51:07 PM
Congrats to all for creating yet another awesome semester!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: rockmygypsysoul on June 04, 2014 07:08:26 AM
Congratulations, Ravenclaw!!


Title: ~*Most Crafty Witch Awards*~
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 04, 2014 07:15:51 AM
Note from Headmistress Jennie....

First, let me offer my sincere congratulations to each and every one of you on another magical semester here in the HPC!  You have all crafted valiantly, and while doing so, you inspired others to new heights of crafting magic.  Well done Crafters. Well done indeed!

Secondly, I would like to take a moment to honor those members of the HPC who gave their craftiest, as it were.  Those who went above and beyond the idea of participation, and into the land of crafty-witch legend.  Therefore I have selected a few MCW's (Most Crafty Witch's) from each House.  These people have each upheld the honor of their respective Houses by crafting the most projects in each each House.  (Much like a Muggle MVP award.)

The winners of this honor are as follows...

From Slytherin House... ErinAquahearts, DragonChilde & TechnicolorAquahearts



From Ravenclaw House...  BadWolf314, noodle-bug & pottermouth


From Hufflepuff House...
Acadian Driftwood, gaudiknight & Moonflame


And from Gryffindor House...  
Mamaneedles, Mistress Jennie & rockmygypsysoul


Please be sure to take and wear your badges proudly!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on June 04, 2014 01:36:16 PM
Well done, Ravenclaw! And congratulations to my fellow MCWs! ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: FiberAlchemist on June 06, 2014 11:22:57 AM
Congratulations to all of my fellow Ravenclaws!!

And the end of term wrap-up!  We turned in over 140 combined homework assignments, OWLS and NEWTS giving us grand total of 2715 house points!  Enough to secure the house cup for the second semester in a row!!  This is amazing to me, and I am honored to serve as your Head of House.

Spring 2014 Participants: Audania1, BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, Magpirate, natchez, noodle-bug, pottermouth and vincentvanbuck
Most Popular Class: Astronomy, with 9 homework assignments completed.
Least Popular Class: Muggle Studies, with 4 homework assignments completed.
SPEW Superstar: jellybean89, with 8 SPEW assignments.
Achievements in Advanced Studies: This spring we had 4 OWLS completed by - BadWolf314, Magpirate, noodle-bug, & pottermouth.  We also had 3 NEWTS completed, one by Audania1 and two by noodle-bug.  Way to go!!

And last but not least, in a very close race, our craftiest witch isÖ. BadWolf314, who completed 25 projects plus an OWL!!


Congratulations BadWolf314, and wear your badge with pride!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: BadWolf314 on June 06, 2014 11:26:17 AM
Thank you! It's so pretty!!!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on June 06, 2014 02:35:27 PM
Way to go badwolf!  ;D


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: samash90 on June 06, 2014 02:54:52 PM
Congrats bad wolf , that is awesome :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: tiamatfire on June 08, 2014 10:15:36 AM
Congratulations to Ravenclaw, and to all the winners so far!


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 09, 2014 11:46:15 AM
Note from the Deputy Headmistress...
Finally, there are a few more last minute honors to bestow.  Some of your fellow Craftsters have donated their time and prodigious skill to create PRIZES for you students.  

HPC Participant Prize
Our first prize winner was pulled out of the Sorting Hat, from among ALL of the people who participated in this semesters magic.  

Ms. midkiffsjoy of Hufflepuff House,  who has won Hogwarts Care Package consisting of a Golden Snitch Necklace, handmade wand, notebook and YOUR CHOICE of House Scarf from the fantastic BadWolf314!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=636809)


Detention Drawing
Next, the award for the student who has reformed their behavior best in Detention.  This semester's winner (randomly drawn from all those who posted a Detention project) is...

Ms. ErinAquaheart of Slytherin House,
who has won a who has won a *custom* designed HP mini-hoop from noodle-bug!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=579353)


Award for Special Services to the School
Each semester we draw a prize from among those who attained their OWLs and NEWTs.  This semester's winner is...

Ms. noodle-bug, of Ravenclaw House, who has won a Create Your Own Charm Bracelet Kit!  Winner gets to choose the theme, and Mistress Jennie will pull appropriate beads and charms from her stash to suit you!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=607162)


*Normally so everyone knows this was done fairly, I post thumbnails of all the student lists and random number generator numbers.  Sadly I am having Photoshop issues at the moment, so I am going to have to ask all of you to trust me this round.*


Congratulations to each and every one of you on your hard work this semester!
***For each of you who have won a prize, please PM your mailing address to me, so I can have the correct prize sent on to you.***


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: Inselaeffchen on June 09, 2014 12:54:15 PM
Congratulations to Ravenclaw, the Most Crafty Witches and The Craftiest Ravenclaw Witch and all the Award holders!!

Thank you to all Professors, "non-teaching staff" and of course the Headmistress and Deputy Headmistress! You (and all students) made last semester a very Crafty one again, indeed!!

I'll try to update the Pinterest Board for the Spring Semester tomorrow and see you all over at the Summer Semester!! :)


Title: Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME*
Post by: noodle-bug on June 10, 2014 04:06:36 AM
Wow! Yay! I'm gonna take a couple of days to mull over themes i reckon