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Title: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 14, 2018 01:59:24 PM
~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018*~


~*Begins June 1st, 2018*~
~*Ends September 30th, 2018*~



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 AT THE TIME OF POSTING.  If your item is a private piece, or is being kept secret for a Craft Swap, you are more than welcome to post a link for the Headmistress to view.  EDIT 4/17/15: As of today, I will no longer be posting reminders to folks about pictures.  I simply do not have the time to chase folks down for pictures.  If you post your project without a photo or photo link, it will simply not be counted when I tally House Points.
---For any cooking/food project, in addition to a photo, you must post a complete recipe, or link to the complete recipe you used.  No recipe = no points.  [EDIT due to questions: *For our purposes, a "complete recipe" means it includes a full set of ingredients that includes amounts, and step-by-step instructions that another HPC member could replicate themselves at home.  Think of writing your recipe with a beginner cook in mind, who needs full instructions.
---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: (REQUIRED! NO PICTURE (or link) = NO HOUSE POINTS)


-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.
-When posting your projects, you are more than welcome to post more than one at a time. But if you do so, then please attempt to post your projects in alphabetical order by SUBJECT.  Floo Powder Challenges, Detention Prompts, and Headmistress Challenges should be posted under B, D, & H respectively.  For more information, see this post (http://tinyurl.com/mt4vuqx).


~*HPC FAQs*~
---How long is a semester?  Semesters are as follows: YULE- October, November, December, January; SPRING-February, March, April, May; MIDSUMMER-June, July, August, September
---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 a 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 the Headmistress' Time Zone,  Mistress Jennie is in Central Standard Time.
---Do you sort me?  NO, you will decide which house you belong to, but you can only choose one.
---I have a problem or question; who can I ask?  You can send a Personal Message (PM) to Headmistress Mistress Jennie, or Deputy Headmistress noodle-bug.  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 below.  If you started a project, for example a quilt, a day or two before the semester started, but then did the bulk of the work and finishing (a good 90%) during the semester, you can submit it.
---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.  Also, we occasionally do things like Valentine or Christmas Card Exchanges.  These are completely voluntary, and are NOT required, and are not organized swaps.
---Do I have to craft all the classes and challenges? NO!  :) Just 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 & Floo Powder Challenge, 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 a legitimate 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.  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 Slytherin Scavenger Hunt 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://tinyurl.com/ya7us9fw) - Headmistress Challenges & Badge Station
Deputy Headmistress's Office & S.P.E.W. Headquarters (https://tinyurl.com/yb792b9z)
Floo Powder Challenge Series (https://tinyurl.com/y7pkbhjx)
Quidditch Pitch (https://tinyurl.com/ya62ddbc)
Witch Weekly Publication Office (https://tinyurl.com/y8jhvjmf)
Wizard & Witch Career Placement Agency (https://tinyurl.com/ybhs83p3)
Pinterest Pixie's Projects Page (http://Pinterest Pixie's Projects Page)
Hogwarts Kitchens (https://tinyurl.com/yap6yo9o)
HPC Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1510145372585717/)

Common Rooms
Gryffindor Tower (https://tinyurl.com/yaszf64z)
Hufflepuff Common Room (https://tinyurl.com/yafbzbek)
Ravenclaw Tower (https://tinyurl.com/y9mlkfqz)
Slytherin Dungeon (https://tinyurl.com/ybu8fubq)

Professors' Classrooms
Detention in the Dungeons (https://tinyurl.com/ybqu5v3p)
Alchemy (https://tinyurl.com/y7bcbgrf)
Astronomy (https://tinyurl.com/yajshsm7)
Care of Magical Creatures (https://tinyurl.com/ybbqekpo)
Charms (https://tinyurl.com/y9h7ztlu)
Defense Against the Dark Arts (https://tinyurl.com/y7ebg9fr)
Divination (https://tinyurl.com/ycgrzyh8)
Flying (https://tinyurl.com/y8w2n56n)
Herbology (https://tinyurl.com/y9hj273a)
History of Magic (https://tinyurl.com/yavq5kmh)
Potions Dungeon (https://tinyurl.com/yd9lobxl)
Study of Ancient Runes (https://tinyurl.com/ychzds92)
Transfiguration (https://tinyurl.com/y8cyat6y)
Ordinary Wizarding Levels (https://tinyurl.com/ybyep2vf)
Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests (https://tinyurl.com/ybjeyl7q)


~*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.

~*HPC on Facebook*~
The HPC is now on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1510145372585717/)!  This is a way to share links, photos, or videos with your friends here in the HPC, that you cannot post on Craftster.  Please feel free to use the page to ask questions, share craft related or Harry Potter related links, pictures of your kids dressing up like Hogwarts students, or anything else that might be of interest to the group.  This group is Closed, so folks must message me with BOTH their Craftster username, and a way to locate you on Facebook, in order to be added. This is to keep it to just folks within the Craftalong, rather than a general HP forum, and anyone who participates here is welcome there as well.  If you send me a message via FB, PLEASE include your Craftster username.  We've been getting lots of requests to join, from faux accounts who just want to spam us with porn, so I've become *extra* cautious about adding folks.


~*Midsummer Term HPC Staff*~
Headmistress Mistress Jennie
Deputy Headmistress noodle-bug

Gryffindor Head of House  Abbeeroad
Hufflepuff Head of House Moonflame
Ravenclaw Head of House FiberAlchemist
Slytherin Head of House ErinAquaheart

Alchemy Professor seeuudee
Apparition Professor noodle-bug
Arithmancy Professor  noodle-bug
Astronomy Professor Inselaeffchen
Care of Magical Creatures  ErinAquaheart
Charms Professor Inselaeffchen
Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor noodle-bug
Divination Professor  FiberAlchemist
Flying Professor  gaudiknight
Herbology Professor  Mistress Jennie
History of Magic  jenleahlynn
Muggle Studies Professor  noodle-bug
Potions Professor  Inselaeffchen
Study of Ancient Runes  jenleahlynn
Transfiguration Professor  ErinAquaheart

Kitchen Elf Abbeeroad
Pinterest Pixie seeuudee
OWL/NEWT Examiner Abbeeroad   
Witch Weekly Editor FiberAlchemist



~*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), Spring 2014 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.0#axzz2ugb9GGfZ), Summer 2014 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433608.0), Fall 2014 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435286.0), Winter 2014/2015 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436911.0) Spring 2015 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438196.0), Summer 2015 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439360.0), Fall 2015 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440461.0), Winter 2015/2016 (http://tinyurl.com/gvxr89z), Spring 2016 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=443488.0), Midsummer 2016 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447769.0), Yule 2016/2017 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450194.0), Ostara 2017 (http://tinyurl.com/kn4r8cy), Midsummer 2017 (http://tinyurl.com/y8z6v6se), Yule 2017/18 (https://tinyurl.com/ycdkc7k3), Ostara 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/y924xeqc)


~*Previous Winner of House Cup*~
Winter 2012/2013: Gryffindor
Spring 2013: Gryffindor
Summer 2013: Gryffindor
Fall 2013: Gryffindor
Winter 2013/2014: Ravenclaw
Spring 2014: Ravenclaw
Summer 2014: Ravenclaw
Fall 2014: Gryffindor
Winter 2014/2015: Gryffindor
Spring 2015: Gryffindor
Summer 2015: Gryffindor
Fall 2015: Gryffindor
Winter 2015/2016: Slytherin
Spring 2016: Slytherin
Midsummer 2016: Hufflepuff
Yule 2016/2017: Gryffindor
Ostara 2017: Slytherin
Midsummer 2017: Ravenclaw
Yule 2017/18: Ravenclaw
Ostara 2018:




Title: ~*Class & Challenge Prompts*~
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 14, 2018 02:24:51 PM
~*Current Challenges*~

~*House Pride & House Unity*~
These are projects inspired by one of the Hogwarts Houses.  House Pride would be projects representing your house, and House Unity would be projects representiing 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 can get House Points on 1 House Pride and 1 House Unity project per semester.

~*Midsummer Term Classes*~
---Alchemy: This semester we are going back to the basics in our study of Alchemy. Alchemy focuses on identifying and purifying the “tria prima” – the three principles of soul, spirit and body. These are represented by sulphur, mercury and salt respectively.  This term we will be starting with the first principle, so please craft something that either soothes or cleanses the soul, such as candles or bath salts to aid relaxation, or craft something in a medium that you find relaxing.  Alternatively, you may craft something linked to sulphur – sulphur is an essential mineral for our body to create proteins for cell and tissue production, so please craft something with incorporates a cell pattern or has defined layers, or as sulphur has such a distinctive odor, make something that has a strong scent or smell, such as a rich curry or some scented soap.

---Apparition: A serious risk of Apparition is the possibility of splinching, the leaving of clothes or parts of the body behind in their former location.  This can be minimal, such as a loss of hair, or life-threatening, with a loss of flesh or muscle.  Avoid this by making an aide-mémoire to remind yourself to concentrating on a part of the body you wouldn't want to to splinch; this should be an item you can wear in that body part.

---Arithmancy: The number 6 represents harmony and adaptability. For homework, please adapt an item to make it fit for the use you want. For example, this could be adapting a garment to make it fit you better, adapting an item to a different use that you prefer, or adapting the pattern you are using to work with your preferred construction method.

---Astronomy:  This term we won't be talking much about the stars or planets, but we will look at one of the instruments we use in astrology, the astrolabe.  An early Astrolabe was invented in the Hellenic period between 220 and 150 BC, often attributed to Hipparchus. An astrolabe is an elaborate inclinometer, historically used by astronomers and navigators to measure the inclined position in the sky of a celestial body, day or night. The word astrolabe means "the one that catches the heavenly bodies" (otherwise translated as "star taker").  Please familiarize yourself with the astrolabes in the Astronomy tower. While doing so, I would like you to craft something that is round (or spherical), something that incorporates the metal brass, something you associate with Greece or your interpretation of "star taker".

---Care of Magical Creatures (CoMC): The Billywig is an Australian insect that is about a half inch long and a vivid sapphire blue. The Billywig’s wings are in the top of its head and rotate so it spins as it flies. At its bottom the Billywig has a long thin sting. Being stung by a Billywig causes giddiness followed by levitation. Too many stings causes uncontrollable hovering and severe reactions can cause permanent floating. Dried Billywig stings are used in several potions and are believed to be used in the popular sweet Fizzing Whizbees. For this term, please craft something that causes giddiness. This could include making a tasty treat, or a surprise gift for a friend, or anything else that makes you or another person feel giddy. Alternatively, you make craft something that “floats,” for example you could make a mobile with parts that float in the air or you could dye yarn which floats in the water.

---Charms:: This term we re-acquaint ourselves with the Aguamenti spell. My Muggle friends tell me that during the summer months they use "hoses" to water their garden or just to entertainment themselves and their children. Imagine if we'd only use Aguamenti for entertainment instead of fighting fires!  While you are studying the spell I would like you to research water in any of its forms. Craft something that either shows water (a painting of a lake), behaves like water (something that ripples or waves), something that uses water in it’s construction (in a recipe for lemonade, or to rinse your brushes while painting) or can be used in water (such as a dishcloth or bath bomb).

---DADA:  "The Dark Arts are many, varied, ever-changing and eternal... You are fighting that which is unfixed, mutating, indestructible. Your defenses must therefore be as flexible and inventive as the Arts you seek to undo."  Take Professor Snape's advice and craft something flexible. This could be an item of flexible material such as cloth, or an item that you have put joints and bends into (which flex) such as a card, a jointed stuffie, or a hinged-lid box.  

---Divination: This term we will be focusing our studies on divining with pendulums. To those who’s inner eyes are clouded a pendulum may look like nothing more than an object hung from a string; but to those of us who know what to look for a pendulum can be a simple and useful tool. At it’s most basic a pendulum can be used to answer simple “yes” or “no” questions, but as your knowledge increases you will find you can use them to help locate lost objects, water or even magical ley lines. In the final weeks of the term will will learn to combine the use of the pendulum with other scrying mediums, such as the tarot and spirit boards. When these items are used together one can divine more complex answers.

To demonstrate your knowledge and proficiency of pendulums your homework will require you to create a simple and useful project. Perhaps a basic notebook to keep track or your thoughts or a decorated vessel to organize your quills. Alternatively you may choose to craft a component to use in a larger project. Maybe you will make your own mozzarella to use in your grandmother’s lasagna recipe, or spin your own yarn for a new hat.

---Flying:  Since the summer season has many of us thinking of longer trips, let us consider the greatest of nature’s long-distance flyers: the Albatross.  Albatross have one of the largest wingspans of any birds, reaching 12ft in some species, and are extremely efficient flyers who use a gliding pattern that can allow them to travel up to 1000 km without actually flapping.  The birds have a fairly colorful history in sailors' superstitions – having one follow your ship was good luck and some considered the birds the to be souls of lost sailors.  The metaphor of an albatross as a burden originally comes from Samuel Coleridges 1798 poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner but didn’t really enter popular discourse until the 20th century.  For your assignment this semester, please remember the albatross and craft something while traveling a long distance, something that brings luck, or finish up a large project that has been weighing you down.

---Herbology:  Wormwood, otherwise known as Artemisa absinthium, is a very bitter herb, used in potion-making since ancient times.  An Infusion of Wormwood is used in the concoction of the Draught of Living Death, Elixir to Induce Euphoria, and the Shrinking Solution.  Muggles also use wormwood leaves for many things, including as an additive to Absinthe, an herbal spirit popular in Europe during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, predominantly among the bohemian set of artists and writers.  Due to its naturally green color, Absinthe was called "la fée verte", or the green fairy.  For your homework please craft something including fresh green herbs like a feta & fresh herb bread (https://cnz.to/recipes/appetizers/feta-fresh-herb-quick-bread-recipe/), something boho in design, or something inspired by the world of fairies and other wee folk.

---History of Magic (HoM):  This semester we will be studying one of the Hogwarts founders Rowena Ravenclaw. Legend says the she dreamed of a warty hog, leading her to a cliff by a lake. This contributed to the name and location of our school Hogwarts. She may have also been responsible for the ever-changing floor plan, most noticeable in our moving stairs. For your assignment, you are to create a project that changes during while being created, or transforms as part of it's use. This could be a recipe that goes from liquid to solid while being baked or frozen. It could also be a scrapbook page with hidden flaps, or a scarf with a different color on each side. What ever you come up with, make it an example of your creativity and intelligence no matter what house you are in!

---Muggle Studies:  Did you know that Muggles use blue birds to send messages, much like we use owls? They use small blue birds and call the system 'Tweeter', mostly to send snarky notes to one another. Pay homage to the similarities between our communities by crafting something inspired by birds, something snarky, or something to communicate a message to a friend or loved one.

---Potions:  The sun is out, and unfortunately it seems to cause some problems, particularly with Muggles who often get something called "heat strokes" or "sunburns".  So for this term we will be studying how to make the Burn Healing Paste.  For homework please craft something craft something with a medium the consistency of paste (like paint or batter for a baked treat), something to promote healing for the body or soul (such as a nutritious recipe, a prayer flag or bag for your yoga mat) or craft something that can prevent burning (such as a crocheted sunhat or a quilted pot holder).

Study of Ancient Runes (SoAR):  This semester we will be studying a more modern symbol, the Deathly Hallows. The symbol represents the tale of the Three Brothers.  A triangle for the Invisibility Cloak, a circle for the Resurrection Stone, and a vertical line for the Elder Wand. For your assignment, please include one or all of these individual shapes in your project.

---Transfiguration:  The Arrow-shooting spell is a conjuration spell that causes arrows to be fired from the caster’s wand. This term we will be practicing producing the arrows, as well as their accuracy.  To demonstrate your progress please make something involving arrows in some way or create a project that requires a great deal of accuracy to complete. This can include making a cross stitch pattern, following a knitting pattern, or cutting out a complicated design for a tee.


Title: ~*Completed Classes & Challenges*~
Post by: noodle-bug on May 14, 2018 03:23:53 PM
~*Completed Classes & Challenges*~

Gryffindor
Abbeeroad: Alchemy, Arith, Astronomy, DADA, Floo-Pizza, Flying, HoM, MS,
jenleahlynn: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, Divination, Flying, HEAD-Sept, Herbology, HoM, House Pride, House Unity, MS, Potions, Quid #11, Quid #12, SoAR, Transfiguration
Mistress Jennie: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Apparition, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, Det-June, Det-July, Det-August, Det-September, Divination, Floo-Pizza, Floo-Hut, Flying, Head-June, Head-July+SPEW, HEAD-Sept, Herbology, HoM, House Pride, House Unity, Iron Chef-Lemon, MS, Potions, Quid #1, Quid #2, Quid #3, Quid #4, Quid #5, Quid #6, Quid #7, Quid #8, Quid #9, Quid #10+SPEW, Quid #11, Quid #12, Quid #13, Quid #14, Quid #15, SoAR
rockmygypsysoul:
Whistlefish: Alch, App, Arith, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, Divination, Floo-Park Guell, Head-Sept, Herbology, Potions, Quid #13, SoAR, Transfiguration

Hufflepuff
AnnoyingBigSister: CoMC,
gaudiknight: Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms+SPEW, DADA, Det-June, DET-July, Det-Sept, Divination, Floo-Guell, Flying+SPEW, Head-June, HEAD-August, Head-September, Herbology, HoM, House Pride, House Unity, Potions, Quid #1, Quid #2, Quid #4, Quid #5, Quid #6, Quid #7, Quid #8, Quid #13, Quid #15, SoAR,  
j_Kieviet:
katiebread: Alchemy+SPEW, Apparition, Charms, CoMC, DADA, DET-Sept, Divination, Floo-Guell, MS, Quid #4, Quid #8, Quid #11, SoAR, HoM, Potions, Transfiguration
midkiffsjoy: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Divination, Floo-Taj Mahal, Floo-Hut, Flying, Head-June, Herbology, HoM, MS, Potions, Quid #1, Quid #2, Quid #3, Quid #4, Quid #5, Quid #6, Quid #7, Quid #8, SoAR, Transfiguration
Moonflame: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, DET-June, Det - Aug, Divination, Fly, HEAD-August, HEAD-Sept, HoM, Herbology, House Pride, MS, Potions, Quid #2, Quid #4, Quid #6, Quid #7, Quid #10, Quid #12, Quid #15, SoAR,
patty_o_furniture:  Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, Charms, CoMC, DaDA, Det-July, DET-August, Divination, Floo-pizza, Head-June, Head-July, HEAD-Sept, HoM, House Unity, Iron Chef-July, Iron Chef - Aug, MS, Potions, Quid #1, Quid #4, Quid #5, Quid #6, Quid #8, Quid #9, Quid #10, Quid #11, Quid #12, Quid #13, Quid #14, Quid #15, SoAR, Transfiguration,  
PheonixWolf:
PlaidPineapple:
seeuudee:

Ravenclaw
Audania1: Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, Flying, Floo-Guell, Herbology, HoM, House Unity, Iron Chef-Mango, MS,  Quidditch #8, SoAR,  
edelC:  Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, DET-June, DET-August, Divination, Head-August, Herbology, HoM, MS, Potions, Quid #9, Quid #10, Quid #11, SoAR, Transfiguration,  
ElliottAnne:  Alchemy, Apparition, CoMC, DADA, DET-June, DET-July, Divination, HoM, House Unity, MS, Potions, Quid #14, SoAR, Transfiguration,  
FiberAlchemist: Astronomy, DADA, Divination, Flying,  
jellybean89: Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC+SPEW, Charms+SPEW, DADA, DET-June, DET-July, Divination, Floo-Guell, Head-June, Head - Aug, House Unity+SPEW, MS+SPEW, Pot + SPEW, Quid #2, Quid #7, Quid #8, Quid #13, SoAR, SPEWx1, Trans
Magpirate:
noodle-bug: Alchemy, Arith, Apparition, Charms, CoMC, DADA,  Det-Aug, Divination, Floo-pizza, Floo-Taj Mahal, Floo-Hut, Floo-Tokyo, Floo-Moomin Valley, Floo-Guell, Head-June, Head-July, Head-Aug, HoM, MS, Potions, Quid #1, Quid #2, Quid #3, Quid #4, Quid #5, Quid #6, Quid #7, Quid #8, Quid #9, Quid #10, Quid #11, Quid #12, Quid #13, Quid #14, SoAR, Trans
TheArtsyRaven: Astronomy, CoMC, Det-June, Divination, Herbology, SoAR,  
Tiamatfire:

Slytherin
Ant Bee:  Alchemy, Charms, DET-June, Divination, Flying, Herbology, House Unity,
Ashes7727:  
Cheyenneatheart: Floo-Taj Mahal,
DragonChilde:
ErinAquaheart: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, DADA, DET-June, DET-Sept, Divination, Floo-Taj Mahal, Head-June, Head-July, Herbology, HoM, House Pride, Quid #1, Quid #2, Quid #3, Quid #4, Quid #5, Quid #6, Quid #7, Quid #8, Quid #9, Quid #10, Quid #11, Quid #12,
Inselaeffchen: CoMC, Det-June, Quid #6, Quid #8, Transfiguration,  
TechnicolorAquahearts:

~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: 4 students, 1365 points
Hufflepuff: 6 students, 2215 points
Ravenclaw: 7 students, 1860 points
Slytherin: 4 students, 570 points


Title: OWLs
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 15, 2018 12:49:23 PM
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.  (Don’t 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 wizard’s or witches’ 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
butterflyangel: Potions, Option 1 July 23, 2014 (http://tinyurl.com/l9soajr)
dwfan10: Arithmancy, Apr. 30, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/cp2youy)
IsikkahJai: Herbology, Sept. 6, 2012 (http://tinyurl.com/c3fsgrk)
jenleahlynn: Arithmancy, December 15, 2017 (https://tinyurl.com/y93fnbnj)
Melissaurus: Divination, Jan. 28, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/9w8ty4o)
Mistress Jennie: Charms, August 22, 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/y75y8kao)
pinkleo: Muggle Studies, Dec. 23, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/ldkboed)
rockmygypsysoul: Transfiguration, Dec. 5, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/m568aej)
sakuracat23: Transfiguration, Jan. 22, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/bzl8pj5)
spikefan: Transfiguration, Sept. 4, 2012 (http://tinyurl.com/cha3ep8)
The Mad Quilter: Transfiguration, Sept. 3, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/ody5se3)
ttsaria: Study of Ancient Runes (PM Proposal), Sept.15, 2012
whenindoubtsew: Care of Magical Creatures, Sept. 23, 2012 (http://tinyurl.com/9dgbb9w)
whistlefish; Astronomy option 3, July 29th 2016 (http://tinyurl.com/j2pshm2)

Hufflepuff
Acadian Driftwood: Transfiguration, Option 1, September 05, 2014 (http://tinyurl.com/nppd2fj)
BringMeKnitting8: Astronomy, Option 2, June 11, 2014 (http://tinyurl.com/oxzfoej)
blupaisan: Arithmancy, Jan. 27 2014 (http://tinyurl.com/mrccvta)
CraftLadyMJ: Potions, Option1 (PM Proposal), Mar. 25 2013
fatewineroses; SoAR, June 29th 2016 (http://tinyurl.com/jomzdkv)
gaudiknight: HoM Option 1. 18th March 2017 (http://tinyurl.com/l8ps53l) - ON HOLD
gaudiknight: Study of Ancient Runes Option 1, June 20, 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/ybpf48yj)
jillybeans: Transfiguration, Mar. 27, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/cqohaxu)
J_Kieviet: Alchemy #1, June 3, 2017 (https://tinyurl.com/yb2bhpl8)
katiebread: Potions - Polyjuice Potion, July 16, 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/ydzbl7zr)
Kit the Brave: Arithmancy, Dec. 1, 2012 (http://tinyurl.com/btj72n2)
midkiffsjoy: Divination, June 4, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/mm43wfu)
Moonflame: Muggle Studies, Feb 10, 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/yan7ujdh)
plaidpineapple: Alchemy Option 1, October 7, 2017 (https://tinyurl.com/y75m83jf)
seeuudee: Charms, June 20, 2014 (http://tinyurl.com/pp9qb5d)

Ravenclaw
AugustBell: Transfiguration, Jan.16, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/b37wd4d)
BadWolf314: Potions, Option 1, March 02, 2014 (http://tinyurl.com/nnnb6jj)
bluejanuary: CoMC Option 1, Feb 22nd 2016 (http://tinyurl.com/jktjnjc)
consultingcorsair: History of Magic, Jan. 9, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/a8n6qll)
elliot_anne: Study of Ancient Runes Option 1, Sept 3, 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/ybg5sa9s)
Flip-floP: Charms, Apr. 10, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/cyzbpa2)
jillybean89: Charms, March 03, 2017 (http://tinyurl.com/z2cydr6)
krashromance: Potions, Mar. 19, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/a5ygufq)
kstaron: Charms, Sept. 6, 2012 (http://tinyurl.com/caw73eb)
Listessa: Potions, June 17, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/lvtja5d)
Magpirate: Astronomy, Option 3, June 14, 2014 (http://tinyurl.com/l8bkacw)
Natasjadreams: Study of Ancient Runes, 2012 (http://tinyurl.com/d72xxbo)
nerdplusneedle (Noxika): Charms, October 03, 2016 (http://tinyurl.com/jamdda4)
PenguinSoup: Care of Magical Creatures, Jan. 18, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/b37bnl7)
primrosepetunia: Transfiguration, Option 1, February 21, 2017 (http://tinyurl.com/hpazb6o)
SenatorOrgana: Tranfiguration, Oct. 20, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/mcwnsgf)
ShardaeDobby: Muggle Studies, Sept. 11, 2012 (http://tinyurl.com/8nsl8u3)
SiakelA: Alchemy, Jan. 5, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/b4bpewz)
Swimswamswum: Transfiguration (PM Proposal), Sept. 2, 2013
the_essence: Charms, Dec. 9, 2012 (http://tinyurl.com/aszsnlt)
TheArtsyRaven: Muggle Studies, June 6, 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/y875lkac)
tiamatfire: SoAR, March 16, 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/y9gvrk2e)
tiamatfire: Herbology, April 08, 2015 (ON HOLD) (http://tinyurl.com/ne66htf)
Treemoon: Charms, December 19th 2015 (http://preview.tinyurl.com/hx9wcp6)
vincentvanbuck: Alchemy, Dec. 3, 2013 (ON HOLD) (http://tinyurl.com/m59beh6)
vincentvanbuck: Arithmancy, December 24, 2014 (http://tinyurl.com/ncttf8z)

Slytherin
Ashes7727, Charms, March 5, 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/y8ow4jww)
audio: Arithmancy, June 11th 2016 (http://tinyurl.com/jju5xfr)
bookie0013: Charms, Sept. 1, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/poeratn)
calliemae: Care of Magical Creatures, Option 1, August 24, 2014 (http://tinyurl.com/qybvxen)
cheyenneatheart: Transfiguration Option 1, May 4, 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/yamrzkfj)
coulsenl: Potions, Dec. 2, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/manrk3b)
DragonChilde: Transfiguration, Option 1 April 01, 2014 (http://tinyurl.com/kgjytag)
FreakieGeekie: History of Magic, Apr. 26, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/d6d57w3)
Inselaeffchen: Charms, July 02, 2014 (http://tinyurl.com/p49rcaj)
Ladychris2010: Potions, option1 Jan 01 2016 (http://tinyurl.com/z8p9qsj)
lightninglisa: Astronomy, Sept. 3, 2012 (http://tinyurl.com/dynhspe)
Naantje: History of Magic, June 4, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/kh6vfqd)
Samash90: Alchemy option 1, Jult 1st 2015 (http://tinyurl.com/qjhqof2)
SKooKum: Potions, Apr. 2, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/cuamy93)
TechnicolorAquahearts: Arithmancy, August 14, 2017 (http://tinyurl.com/y8g5bze7)
travelgirl: Arithmancy, July 23, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/kbcs7o2)


Completed Owls
Mistress Jennie: CoCM option 1, July 5, 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/y76hk8xp)
patty_o_furniture: Care of Magical Creatures 1, July 25, 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/ydgaulb6)


~*OWL Certificates*~
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Title: NEWTs
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 15, 2018 12:50:04 PM
~*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 posting in the HPC thread or if you'd like to keep the project a secret for a swap you can propose it by sending a PM to Mistress Jennie & noodle-bug.  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 PROPOSAL***
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, what’s a NEWT?! A NEWT is impressive! A NEWT is just enough crazy that you’re not totally sure you can make it to end, but not so crazy that you’ll 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. Binns’ 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
jenleahlynn: Arithmancy, March 6, 2015 (ON HOLD) (http://tinyurl.com/qg3dqld)
Jenleahlynn: DADA, October 27, 2015 (http://tinyurl.com/ojkrrd7)
MamanTattoo: Astronomy April 07, 2014 (https://tinyurl.com/lrq9qu4)
Melissaurus: DADA, Feb. 9, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/cobegc2)
Mistress Jennie: Potions, Nov 12th 2016 (http://tinyurl.com/jv8mskr) (ON HOLD)
Mistress Jennie: Astronomy, Feb 10, 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/ycoos9z4)
pinkleo: HoM, Dec. 23, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/ldkboed)
rockmygypsysoul: Muggle Studies, September 11, 2017 (https://tinyurl.com/y8lpvkpd)
whistlefish: Charms, 25th Sept 2015 (http://tinyurl.com/pkg9az7)

Hufflepuff
Acadian Driftwood: CoMC, March 7, 2014 (http://tinyurl.com/pnpqk4r)
CraftyLadyMJ: Transfiguration, July 10, 2013 (PM Proposal)
gaudiknight: COMC april 8th 2016 (http://tinyurl.com/hnt6vlu)
J_Kieviet: CoMC, June 3, 2017 (https://tinyurl.com/yb2bhpl8)
patty_o_furniture: Charms, September 12, 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/ybfvcao4)
plaidpineapple: Arithmancy, April 1, 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/yc8zhl5z)

Ravenclaw
Audania1: Transfiguration, May 21, 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/yax4qfln)
BadWolf314: Alchemy, March 02, 2014 (https://tinyurl.com/nnnb6jj)
edelC: SoAR, February 02, 2017 (http://tinyurl.com/zzp7lk2)
Elliot-Anne; Arithmancy, June 9th 2015 (https://tinyurl.com/lpttunz)
FiberAlchemist: Transfiguration June 10th 2016 (http://tinyurl.com/go6wp57)
indigo_roses: Ancient Runes, Mar. 4, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/d85uoym)
jellybean89: Transfiguration, May 15, 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/ydhbjel4)
magpirate; COMC, June 7th 2015 (https://tinyurl.com/kgc8j5v)
netchez: CoMC, Sept. 1, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/m98yc3y)
PenguinSoup: Ancient Runes, Jan. 17, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/bzxdcm7)
pottermouth: Arithmancy,  June 30, 2014 (http://tinyurl.com/krzlq5t)
tiamatfire: Alchemy, September 13, 2017 (ON HOLD) (https://tinyurl.com/y87mam82)
tiamatfire: Charms, April 30, 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/yamrzkfj)

Slytherin
DragonChilde: Divination, Oct. 12, 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/letze6u)
margaron: Potions, August 17, 2014 (https://tinyurl.com/m7896ed)
TechnicolorAquahearts: Charms, August 14, 2017 (http://tinyurl.com/ya8jazkq)
ErinAquaheart: SoAR, June 10, 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/y9yq8a9k)



~*Completed NEWTs*~
patty_o_furniture: History of Magic, July 25, 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/yaxh6tps)



~*NEWT Certificates*~
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Title: ~*Quidditch Pitch*~
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 15, 2018 12:58:38 PM

2018 Quidditch Cup
June 11th-September 17th, 2018

This summer will be filled with the excitement of the Quidditch World Cup tournament!  The tournament will be comprised of 4 rounds of play, starting with 16 of the world's top Quidditch teams.  In Round 1 those 16 teams will go head to head in 8 matches over 5 weeks, to determine who moves onto the Quarterfinals (Round 2).  The Quarterfinals will consist of the top 8 teams from Round 1, each represented by brand new prompts, over the next 4 weeks.  The Semifinals will consist of the best 4 teams, again represented by new crafting prompts, and given 3 weeks, to determine which two teams will make it into the Finals.  The World Cup Finals will feature the top two teams of the Quidditch season, each featuring shiny new crafting prompts, and two weeks of play to determine the winner!

Time Table
Round 1
June 11 - July 15 (5 weeks of crafting)

Quarterfinals
July 16 - August 12 (4 weeks of crafting)

Semifinals
August 13 - Sept 2 (3 weeks of crafting)

Finals
September 3 - September 17 (2 weeks of crafting)


*NOTICES*
--Keep in mind that the Quidditch Cup Deadlines will be strictly enforced. All enchantments and protections spells will end precisely on September 17th, 2018 at 11:59pm CST.
--All HPC rules apply for Quidditch events!  Please refresh yourself of these guidelines; they are located first page, first post (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.0).
--Remember projects for the HPC should represent your best crafty skills.  Take pride in your work.
--All submissions should take a minimum of 30 minutes to make.
--Incomplete or partial projects will not be accepted.
--No WIPs are allowed for the Quidditch Cup unless specifically indicated in the prompt.
--You may complete one challenge from each Match.
--When submitting a project please write 'Quidditch', the Match #, and the team name of the challenge you are completing.  Ex. Challenge: Quidditch - Match #8 Pride of Portree  This will help keep submissions clear when we are tallying points.  If your submission is unclear, you risk it not being counted!

*SCORING*
--Match Shots = 15 points
--SPEW projects earn a 10 point Bonus, 15 + 10 = 25 points!

*Final Matches*
September 4-16
Match #15. Pride of Portree vs. Tutshill Tornados
Pride of Portree - The Pride's Captain,  Catriona McCormack, leads a team who's players include her own daughter.  For this challenge please craft something to share with your family, or support the world wide family of wizards by crafting a SPEW project!
Tutshill Tornados - Over the years the Tornados have been accused (by no less a source than the Quibbler) of winning by using a combination of blackmail, illegal broom-tampering and torture! For this challenge please cheat a little in your crafting by using either a short cut or labour-saving trick, or by using store based elements to boost your crafting, such as decorating a store-brought cake.


*Semifinal Matches*
August 13 - September 2
For this challenge you may choose 1 team from each individual match, meaning that you can complete up to 4 projects.  You have 3 weeks.  Go!

#13. Tutshill Tornados vs. Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers
Tutshill Tornados - Tutshill is the childhood home of famous biographer J. K. Rowling. Pleas craft something inspired by your childhood home!
Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers - Tarapoto is the only non-British team to have made it though to the semi-finals, well done them! In honor of their accomplishment, please craft something foreign to you by using a new-to-you skill or technique.

#14. Puddlemere United vs. Pride of Portree
Puddlemere United - Puddlemere is unplottable (though many suspect it lays on the river Piddle) - please craft something which has made you lose the plot.  That is, something you have found difficult to make!
Pride of Portree - Portree is on the Hebridian island of Skye, off the coast of Scotland, which is famous for it's beautiful wildlife. Please craft something wild, free and unconstrained by a pattern to follow!


*Quarterfinal Matches*
July 16 - August 12
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For this challenge you may choose 1 team from each individual match, meaning that you can complete up to 4 projects.  You have 4 weeks.  Go!

#9. Chuddley Cannons vs. Tutshill Tornados
Chuddley Cannons - Please craft something with a polka dot motif, like a cannonball!
Tutshill Tornados - Please craft something with a swirly motif, like a tornado!

#10. Wollongong Warriors vs. Puddlemere United
Wollongong Warriors Please channel your warrior spirit by crafting something strong; either with a strong material (wood, stone, metal) or strong (bold) pattern.
Puddlemere United Make like a puddle and get wet! Please craft something that uses water in the making process or depicts water in the finished piece.

#11. Tarapoto Tree-skimmers vs. Montrose Magpies
Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers Please craft something that uses a leaf, vine, or tree motif.
Montrose Magpies - Please craft something that uses a bird, wing, or feather motif.

#12. Wimbourne Wasps vs. Pride of Portree
Wimbourne Wasps Wasps are pretty unpopular! Learn to love something you currently don't by crafting in a form that's new to you.
Pride of Portree Show us your pride! Please craft in your personal best form or medium.


*Round 1 Matches*
June 11 - July 15
CLOSED!
Show off your team spirit by crafting in your favorite team's color(s)!  For this challenge you may choose 1 team from each individual match, meaning that you can complete up to 8 projects.  You have 5 weeks.  Go!

#1. Chuddley Cannons vs. Caerphilly Catapults
Chuddley Cannons - Please craft something bright orange.
Caerphilly Catapults - Please craft something bright green.

#2. Wigtown Wanderers vs. Wollongong Warriors
Wigtown Wanderers - Please craft something blood red (dark red or burgundy).
Wollongong Warriors- Please craft something bright red.

#3. Hollyhead Harpies vs. Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers
Holyhead harpies - Please craft something dark green (hunter or forrest green).
Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers - Please craft something light green.

#4. Wimbourne Wasps vs. Falmouth Falcons
Wimbourne Wasps - Please craft something yellow.
Falmouth Falcons - Please craft something grey.

#5. Puddlemere United vs. Appleby Arrows
Puddlemere United - Please craft something dark blue (navy blue).
Appleby Arrows - Please craft something pale blue (powder or pastel blue).

#6. Ballycastle Bats vs. Montrose Magpies
Ballycastle Bats - Please craft something black and red.
Montrose Magpies - Please craft something black and white.

#7. Tutshill Tornados vs. Quiberon Quafflepunchers
Tutshill Tornados - Please craft something sky blue (auzure-medium blue).
Quiberon Quafflepunchers - Please craft something shocking pink (hot pink).

#8. Kenmare Kestrels vs. Pride of Portree
Kenmare Kestrels - Please craft something emerald green.
Pride of Portree - Please craft something amethyst purple.


*Round 1 Badges*
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*Quarterfinals Badges*
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*Semifinal Badges*
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Title: ~*Headmistress Tower & Badge Station*~
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 15, 2018 12:59:08 PM
~*Headmistress Tower & Badge Station*~
:::password: Pepper Imps!:::


~*Headmistress Challenges*~
This semester I will be offering extra Challenges.  Each Headmistress Challenge will last approximately 1 month, and will earn 15 House Points just like Classes.  So what's up next?


Chocolate Frog Card Challenge
September 1-30

"Oh, of course, you wouldn't know — Chocolate Frogs have cards inside of them, you know, to collect — famous witches and wizards. I've got about five hundred, but I haven't got Agrippa or Ptolemy." -Ron Weasley

Chocolate Frogs are a popular sweet within the Wizarding World.  They are made of the finest chocolate, and 70% Croaka, to give them that realistic hop.  But most importantly, Chocolate Frogs come with Chocolate Frog CARDS!  Collectible cards with a famous witch or wizard on it.  Hogwarts students enjoy trading these cards with their friends, thereby giving the sweet a double factor of fun.  For this challenge you have a few options.  You may craft something that goes along with something else, such as a pair of mittens to match a hat you previously made; something that is fun to share with a friend, like a delicious meal or a board game to play together; or something that pairs well with chocolate, like a batch of vanilla ice cream to go with your dark chocolate cauldron cakes! 



Sorting Hat Challenge
August 1-31
While still alive they did divide
Their favourites from the throng,
Yet how to pick the worthy ones
When they were dead and gone?
'Twas Gryffindor who found the way,
He whipped me off his head
The founders put some brains in me
So I could choose instead!
Now slip me snug about your ears,
I've never yet been wrong,
I'll have a look inside your mind
And tell where you belong!

The Sorting Hat is an indispensable part of Hogwart's tradition.  Ever since Godric Gryffindor removed the hat from his own head, and enchanted it to sort students into Houses based on the Founder's favorite qualities, it has resided in the Headmaster's (or Headmistresses!) Office, where it works on a new song for each year's Sorting.  For this challenge, please channel your inner Sorting Hat, by sorting or organizing something around your home, OR craft something inspired by a song!



Hermione's Handbag Challenge
July 1-31

'When you say you've got the Cloak, and clothes...' said Harry, frowning at Hermione, who was carrying nothing except her small beaded handbag, in which she was now rummaging. 'Yes, they're here,' said Hermione, and to Harry and Ron's utter astonishment, she pulled out a pair of jeans, a sweatshirt, some maroon socks, and finally the silvery Invisibility Cloak... She gave the fragile-looking bag a little shake and it echoed like a cargo hold as a number of heavy objects rolled around inside it."

When faced with the prospect of hunting for Lord Voldemort’s Horcruxes, Hermione knew that she, Harry & Ron would need to be well prepared for living on the run, as well as ready to leave at a moment’s notice.  She therefore took her own beaded handbag and added an Undetectable Extension Charm to it, before packing supplies such as clothes, camping gear, reference books, a healing bottle of dittany, Harry’s Invisibility Cloak, and even some Muggle money.  That girl really is the brightest witch of her age!  For this challenge please craft something ‘infinite’.  This could be literal, such as an infinity scarf, or it could be something that could be used indefinitely rather than used and thrown away, such as paperless towels, cloth napkins, or cotton dishcloths.  Alternately you may craft something that contains hidden depths, such as a skirt with hidden pockets.




Knight Bus Challenge
June 1-30 EXTENDED TILL JULY 31!

The Knight Bus is a purple triple-decker bus that, like a knight in shining armor, comes to the rescue of stranded witches and wizards. It operates at a very fast speed, often taking magical shortcuts to various points within the UK in the blink of an eye, and obstacles will jump out of its way to avoid being hit.  While it is a great way for a stranded member of the magical community to get where they need to go, passengers exiting the Knight Bus are often glad to be off, since its high rate of speed gives many motion sickness.  For this challenge you have a few options:
~Craft a set of three of something; 3 hooplas, 3 dishcloths, 3 beaded bracelets, etc.
~Craft something to help someone in need.  This can be a SPEW item you donate to charity, or something for a friend going through a rough time.
~Craft something that utilizes a 'magical' shortcut of some sort.  Such as adding a crocheted border to a purchased hand towel to create a quick handmade gift.
~Craft something that you are truly glad to be done with!



~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 or you can Pin it with Pinterest Button in your browser. 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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House Unity & House Pride Badges
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Headmistress Challenge Badges
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Title: ~*Detention in the Dungeons*~
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 15, 2018 12:59:56 PM
~*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 September 30th.  (For example, you may turn in June, July, or August's challenges in September.)

June Challenge:  Professor Snape has caught you using some of Hermione's lacewing flies because you forgot to restock your potions kit last time you were in Hogsmeade.  He notes that he saw you leaving Zonko's with your friends during the last Hogsmead trip, but that you obviously didn't stop by Dogweed & Deathcap the same day, even though he reminded all of you to do so at the end of last term.  You now have to start over, and make the potion again, using just what is in your kit, which will obviously not result in a correct potion.  For this challenge, please craft something solely from your stash.

July Challenge: You just can't keep your mouth shut in front of Umbridge!  After talking back in your last lesson, she has put you in Detention again for the whole week.  You will continue doing lines until 'it has sunk in a bit more'.  For this challenge please put in 2 hours on an OWL or NEWT assignment & be prepared to show before & after progress shots.  Please note: no before & after pics = no points!

August Challenge:   You'd think McGonnagall would be a bit easier on her own House, but no!  She caught you & Ron enchanting parchment airplanes to fly about the library, when you accidentally broke the window.  She has assigned you to mend or repair a number of broken items around the castle, without magic!  For this challenge please repair something broken or alter something to work better for you.  This could include mending a hole in a favorite old blanket, hemming a new skirt, turning a broken thermos into a lamp, etc)

September Challenge: Professor Lockheart saw Colin Creevey following you around with his camera, and assumed you were doing photo ops.  After a somewhat affable lecture to you about the dangers of courting celebrity too young, he has assigned you a detention, helping him answer his fan mail for 6 whole hours!  Will the tedium never end?  For this challenge, please complete a Work In Progress.


~*Detention Badges*~
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Title: Office of the Editor - Witch Weekly
Post by: FiberAlchemist on May 15, 2018 01:03:47 PM

Week of September 17 - 23
TheArtsyRaven



Honeydukes Miniature Room (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5503560#msg5503560)



Witch Weekly Archives

September 10 - 16 -- elliot_anne's Ravenclaw Crest Cross Stitch (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5503071#msg5503071)
September 3 - 9 -- katiebread's Milk and Honey Blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5502062#msg5502062)
August 27 - September 2 -- Whistle Fish's “Which Way?” HP Digital Drawing (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5501499#msg5501499)
August 20 - 26 -- Mistress Jennie's Mountain Stream Shawl (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5500856#msg5500856)
August 13 - 19 -- jellybean89's Crochet Fish Hats (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5500031#msg5500031)
August 6 - 12 -- Abbeeroad's Blue Embroidered Mug Rug (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5498797#msg5498797)
July 29 - August 5 -- noodle-bug's Baby Cardi (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5498207#msg5498207)
July 23 - 29 -- edelC's Tardis Art (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5497166#msg5497166)
July 16 - 22 -- patty_o_furniture's Master Redo (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5496828#msg5496828)
July 9 - 15 -- katiebread's Soft Stripes Shawl (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5495696#msg5495696)
July 2 - 8 -- TheArtsyRaven's Fairy in a bottle (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5495513#msg5495513)
June 25 - July 1 -- ErinAquaheart's Tiny skull earrings (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5494543#msg5494543)
June 18 - 24 -- Moonflame's Little Library (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5493919#msg5493919)
June 11 - 17 -- Mistress Jennie's Jenny's Rainbow Shawl (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5493563#msg5493563)
June 4 - 10 -- jellybean89's Llama & Poncho (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5493028#msg5493028)
May 28 - June 3 -- edelC's Air Clay Doll (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454104.msg5492227#msg5492227)


Title: Re: Setting up for the Harry Potter Craftalong ~Midsummer Term DO NOT POST HERE!
Post by: noodle-bug on May 18, 2018 10:43:01 AM
He took a deep breath, scattered the powder into the flames, and stepped forward; the fire felt like a warm breeze; he opened his mouth and immediately swallowed a lot of hot ash.
Mistress Jennie & Deputy Headmistress Noodle-bug are trying to get to Honeydukes, but something has gone wrong.... Where are they?

A Pinch of Floo Powder
Every 2 weeks (usually on a monday) a new challenge will be posted, taking us to explore a different place.
Students may complete and post a craft based on the challenge to earn 15 House Points (and a badge, obvs! :)).  Once a new challenge is posted, you have until midnight Central time that day to finish posting the old challenge.
As with all things HPC, you are welcome to do any, all, or none of these challenges. They are just a way to inspire your own magical crafting

This week we are in...
Greenland
The Thule region of Greenland has the northernmost year-round populated communities on earth. The Thule culture is centered on traditional hunting skills with spears and kayaks.
For this challenge, you must go out and hunt for your supplies before you can craft - this may mean hunting for autumn leaves in a wood, hunting for just the right fabric in a haberdashery, for example.

Previous Floo challenge badges this semester:
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Title: Re: Setting up for the Harry Potter Craftalong ~Midsummer Term DO NOT POST HERE!
Post by: noodle-bug on May 18, 2018 10:43:40 AM
SPEW
The good you can do

SPEW crafting is as a great way to help out AND earn yourself extra house points!

SPEW is crafting for a charity. This could mean making items that you can send to the charity for them to use directly (such as the hats which Midkiffsjoy has recently been making, donated to keep refugee children cozy) - or alternatively it could be making items which will be sold to raise money for the charity (such as through a craft fair or bake sale)

SPEW projects earn 10 extra house points each - which means that if you can combine SPEW with a class or challenge your project will earn 25 house points.
SPEW projects can also be submitted even if not combined with a class, and will still earn you the extra 10 points   ;D

Please note, crafting of gifts for friends is very lovely, but is not a charity action so is not SPEW :P
We have had some questions recently about what counts as SPEW; if your struggling to tell, you can start by asking yourself who (or what) is benefiting, and that can help you decide if it's a charitable cause. So, if you bake cookies to sell at a school bake sale that support a charity fundraiser, that's SPEW because the charity benefits. But if you bake cookie to distribute at school for your kiddos birthday, the people benefiting are your kids friends and that's not SPEW (but probably I will be round the next day trying to make friends with your kid so I get cookies next time!). Of course, if you ever want to PM to ask either Jennie or I you are more than welcome to, we love hearing from you :)   

When submitting a SPEW project, please include a line in your project header to let us know where it is going;
In some cases it may not be sensible to give too many details (don't post the address of that women's shelter.... ) but you can use broad terms if necessary.


Some ideas for SPEW crafting...
These lists are not exhaustive! If you have ideas, please share them in the thread and I'll add them here

In your local community lots of places may be happy to receive donations of crafted items (I recommend that you contact a local resource before you start to make, to double check what they need and if they have any specific requirements about material used / size / etc);
- homeless shelters; hats, scarves, gloves, blankets or other warm items  for people sleeping on the streets
- maternity wards at hospitals; very small hats/ etc blankets to fit premature babies. Many places that care for premature babies also need knitted bonding squares to help pass pheromones between babies in incubators and their parents (this also helps the mum's express milk). Crocheted Octopus toys (http://www.prima.co.uk/family/kids/news/a37423/crocheted-octopuses-help-premature-babies/) are also useful, as the tentacles replicate the umbilical cord and prevent emotional distress for babies in incubators.
- care homes: blankets, cushions and slippers to cheer up lonely folks and keep them warm.
- women's shelters: women's clothing / accessories, children's toys, bath and beauty products, housewares (blankets / cushions, etc)
- many areas now have collection centres for donations to refugees, accepting clothing and children's toys
- Animal shelters always need blankets, animal beds and toys
- Many places that care for eldery folk asks for donations of knitted 'Twiddlemuffs', which are used as therapeutic care for Dementia patients (details and pattern here (http://www.rdehospital.nhs.uk/docs/trust/pr/2015/Twiddlemuffs_Instructions_24-01-15.pdf))
- homeless shelters or foodbanks are often grateful for donations of cooked or baked goods - contact your local ones to see what they may need

Of course, lots of these items could simply be brought in a store - but please remember that to people undergoing a hardship of some kind, often just knowing that a stranger is out there caring hard enough to hand make them something can be a huge emotional support!

Use crafting to raise some money for your chosen charity or community resource
- through a bake sale or craft fair stall
- craft and donate prizes for fundraiser raffles or similar events.
- have a sponsored crafting event with some friends, such as a quilt-a-thon!
- Run a stall at a local fair making 'on the spot' personalised crafts, or teaching a simple craft; or run a game, such as 'How Many Meters of Yarn in the Blanket' (a variation on guess the sweets in the jar)

Specific charities who ask for crafted donations
Thanks to Pinkleo, LittleMiss and LesliesHappyHeart for many of these suggestions
Please let me know if you have a charity to add

- Knit for Peace (http://www.knitforpeace.org.uk/) (UK based): knit assorted items to be given around the world, largely clothes for refugees or homeless people
- UK Hand Knitting Association Charity List (http://www.ukhandknitting.com/knitting_for_charity.php) (UK) database of various charities needing crafty donations
 - Innocent Big Knit (http://www.thebigknit.co.uk/) (UK) accept tiny 'hats' to fit on innocent smoothie bottles, then sold to raise money for Age UK (helping the elderly). donations accepted from mid-autumn until end of Jan annually
- casserole club (https://www.casseroleclub.com) organizes pairing home cooks with people local to them who can't cook for themselves, to provide meals.
- Free Cakes for Kids (http://www.freecakesforkids.org.uk) (UK) pairs amateur bakers with local families who can't afford a birthday cake for their children.
- Wrap Pyjama Fairies (http://www.http://wrappyjamafairies.co.uk/) (UK based) sew pyjamas for hospitalised children, using a special design allowing doctors to open the PJs to examine the child without waking them up - patterns and tutorials on their site
- Project Linus-UK (http://projectlinusuk.org.uk/index.php) (UK) blankets, quilts and comforters to seriously ill and traumatized children
- Postpals (http://www.postpals.co.uk) (UK) send cheering letters, cards and offer papercraft to ill children
- Wiggly Bags (http://wiggly-bags.yolasite.com) (UK) lists children who need wiggly bags (to hold IV lines needed for medical treatment) along with their preferences in colours/themes so that you can sew one up - there is a pattern on their website.

 - Knit4Charities (http://www.knit4charities.org/):  database of charities requesting knit items across Australia.
 - Uthando Project (http://uthandoproject.org/):  (Australia) Create dolls for the vulnerable children of Kwazulu-Natal
- Wildlife Victoria (https://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/projects-a-activities) (Australia) yarn or fabric pouches which they use to 'home' kangaroo/koala/other marsupial babies who have lost their mum (pattern ideas on site)
 - Knitting for Brisbrane’s Needy (http://www.knittingforbrisbanesneedy.com.au/) (Queensland) Knit and crochet items for people who need assistance



- Blankets for Canada (http://www.blankets4canada.ca/) (Canada) crocheted, knitted, sewn blankets to Canadians who need warmth
 - Angel Hugs (http://www.angelhugs.ca/) (Canada)  Craft a wide variety of clothing and blankets for those in need .

- Welcome Blanket (https://www.welcomeblanket.org) collects knitted blankets to give to refugees and immigrants to welcome them to the USA
- Lion Brand's Charity Connection (http://www.lionbrand.com/charityConnection.html) (Largely USA) database of charities that accept knitted and crocheted items
- Afghans for Afghans (http://www.afghansforafghans.org/index.html) (USA based) blankets, sweaters, vests, hats, mittens, and socks for the people of Afghanistan
 - Little Dresses for Africa (http://www.littledressesforafrica.org/blog/) (USA) pillow-case dresses for girls in Africa
 - Wrap Them in Love (http://www.wraptheminlove.com/) (USA)  Create quilts for children around the world.
 - The Red Scarf Project (http://www.fc2success.org/how-you-can-help/red-scarf-project/) (USA) gives out red scarves to foster children; accepts donations between September 1 and December 15 annually
 - Knit a Square (http://www.knit-a-square.com/) (USA) Crochet and knit items for vulnerable and orphaned children.
 - Teddies for Tragedies (http://www.teddiesfortragedies.org/) (USA) Knit or crochet bears, or sew bags for children who experience tragedy.
 - Firehouse Quilts (http://www.firehousequilts.org/) (Colorado)  Sew snuggle quilts for firefighters to distribute to children who have been in an accident, house fire, or experienced domestic violence
 - Heavenly Angels in Need (http://www.heavenlyangelsinneed.com/) (USA) give baby cloths and memorial boxes to help families who have lost a baby, and children who have experienced trauma.
 -  Infants Remembered in Silence (http://www.irisremembers.com/supportiris/wishlist.cfm) (USA) baby blankets, caps, and prayer shawls for bereaved parents. Also accept scrapbooking supplies for parents to create their own memorial pages.
 - Bundles of Love (http://www.bundlesoflove.org/): (Minnesota) handmade baby clothing, bedding, and care items for newborns in families who need assistance
 - Care Wear (http://www.carewear.org/): (USA) Knit, crochet, or sew baby items for hospitals to distrubute
 - The Preemie Project (http://www.thepreemieproject.com/) (Iowa) Make items for critically ill infants and their families around Iowa.
- The Magic Yarn Project (http://http://www.themagicyarnproject.com/) (USA) distribute fantasy yarn wigs to children who've lost hair through illness - they accept yarn, crocheted beanies (which they'll use as a wig base), assorted knitted and crocheted accessories, and of course wigs - patterns etc on their site
- Binky Patrol Comforting Covers for Kids (http://www.binkypatrol.org/index.cfm) (USA) distributes blankets to children born with chronic & terminal illnesses or drug addictions
 - Blankie Depot (http://www.blankiedepo.org/) (New Jersey)  Handcraft blankets, hats, caps, toys, pillowcases, gloves, scarves, etc. for ill or tramautised children
 - Cards for Hospitalized Kids (http://www.cardsforhospitalizedkids.com/) (USA)  Create hand made cards for kids in hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses across the U.S.
 - Case for Smiles (http://caseforsmiles.org/) (USA) Sew pillow cases for hospitalized children.
 - Quilts for Kids (http://www.quiltsforkids.org/) (USA) Create quilts for ill and abused children.
 - Caitlin's Smiles (http://www.caitlins-smiles.org/kits.php) (USA) distributes arts and crafts kits & activities to hospitalised children
 - Ryan's Case for Smiles (http://www.conkerrcancer.org/) (USA) gives out bright cheery pillowcases to to seriously ill child in North America.
 - Mother Bear Project (http://www.motherbearproject.org/) (USA) gives hand-knit and crocheted bears to ill children
 - Project Linus-US (http://www.projectlinus.org/) (USA) gives handmade blankets, quilts and comforters to seriously ill and traumatized children
 - Quilt for Kids (http://www.quiltsforkids.org/) (USA) distributes cotton quilts for children in hospitals, who have life threatening illnesses
 - Knots of Love (https://www.knotsoflove.org/) (USA) distributes caps for chemo patients and blankets for incubated babies
 - Head Huggers (http://www.headhuggers.org/) (USA)  Knit, crochet, or sew caps for those who have lost hair due to illnesses or injuries.
 - Knitting Pals by the Bay (http://www.knittingpals.org/) (North California)  Knit caps for cancer patients
 - knitted knockers (http://knittedknockersusa.com/) (USA) distributes knitted prosthetics for women who have had mastectomies
- Days for Girls (http://www.daysforgirls.org/) (USA based): accept reusable sanitary items, given to women in the developing world to allow them to continue going to school & work all month long
- The Pink Slipper Project (http://thepinkslipperproject.blogspot.com/) (USA) gives out  handmade slippers to women and children that are living in shelters for victims of domestic violence
 - Handmade Especially For You (http://www.handmadeespecially.org/) distributes scarfs to women's shelters. accepts donations of scarfs labelled with a message from the crafter to the recipiant, or yarn
- Threads of Compassion (http://www.threadsofcompassion.org/) (USA) gives out handmade scarves to hospitalised victims of sexual abuse
- Enchanted Makeovers (http://www.enchantedmakeovers.org/) (USA) distribute homewares and toys to women's and homeless shelters
 - Hats for the Homeless (http://www.hats4thehomeless.org/index.html) (New York)  Knit or crochet hats, scarves, and gloves for homeless individuals in New York City.
 - Warm Up America (http://www.warmupamerica.org/) (USA) Crochet or knit afghans, hats, scarves, baby clothing, or blanket squares for people in need
 - HalfKnits (http://www.halfknits.com/) (USA)  Knit and crochet hats and blankets for those in need.
 - Shawl Ministry (http://www.shawlministry.com/) (USA) Weave, knit, crochet, or quilt shawls for individuals who need comfort and peace.
- Knit Your Bit (http://www.nationalww2museum.org/learn/knit-your-bit/) (USA) honors WWII veterans by giving a cozy, scarves
- Partnering With Heroes (http://opgrat.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/partnering-with-heroes-to-support-heroes/#) (USA) gives out paracord braclets to service troops (instructions for making on site)
- Soldiers' Angels (http://soldiersangels.org/teams-programs.html)[/b] (USA) organises many programs to send care packages / handmade blankets to military personal
- The Ships Project (http://www.theshipsproject.com/Home.htm) (USA) sends handmade hats, slippers, and Cool-Ties to deployed military service-people
- Project 40 (http://www.ravelry.com/groups/project-40) (USA - requires Ravelry account)takes knit / crochet blanket strips to be assembled into lapghans for nursing home residents
DOROT (http://www.dorotusa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=vol_cards_D#.V8DRYE0rKUn):  Craft a card for an isolated senior.
- San Rafael (http://www.wildcarebayarea.org/site/PageServer?pagename=babybirdnest_homepage) (USA) accepts knitted bird 'bowls' as homes for rescued baby birds 
- Comfort for Critters (http://comfortforcritters.org/) (USA) accept fleece / yarn pet blankets for use in animal shelters, and donations of yarn/fleece which thye distribute to old folks homes / commiunity projects for people there to turn into pet blankets
- Snuggles (http://www.snugglesproject.org) (USA) distribute blankets to animal shelters, knit / crochet / sew / no-sew patterns on site


Title: Kitchens
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 19, 2018 06:09:42 AM
NOW WITH POINTS!

Hogwarts will once again host "Iron Chef Hogwarts" this semester! Each month a new secret ingredient will be revealed. All Hogwarts students who prepare a dish containing the secret ingredient will earn the secret ingredient badge displayed below and receive points for your house!

Iron Chef Hogwarts challenges now earn House Points ON THEIR OWN!  That's right. You no longer have to combine them with another prompt in order to earn points. Just submit them as a normal class or challenge, making sure to include the challenge food in the header. Here's an example:

Challenge: Iron Chef - Lentils
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Lentil Salad
Brief Description: I made this fantastic lentil salad to take to a bonfire on the beach...

*Thanks to Mistress Jennie for providing this sparkling example!

In addition to earning house points, I will continue to run the Iron Chef Hogwarts giveaway! Each time you make a dish containing the secret ingredient, you are entered for a chance to win a end of term prize! If you make a dish with the secret ingredient each month, your name will be entered into the drawing at the end of the semester THREE times for THREE chances to win!


The secret ingredient for SEPTEMBER is...

CARROTS!


Bake some healthy carrot muffins (https://cookieandkate.com/2015/healthy-carrot-muffins-recipe/), roast some maple glazed carrots with goat cheese and pistachios (https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/maple-glazed-carrots/), or mix up some Moroccan carrots with aleppo pepper and mint (https://www.saveur.com/moroccan-carrots-with-aleppo-pepper-and-mint-recipe).



Previous Iron Chef Challenges

Mango

Audania1 - Rainbow Mango Coconut Ice Cream (https://tinyurl.com/yafexety)


LEMON!

MINT!

patty_o_furniture's Cafe Rio Mint Limeade (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5501069#msg5501069)

NOTE: All secret ingredients are chosen at random from a list of ingredients that have been actual Iron Chef secret ingredients on the US muggle television show. That being said, if you are allergic to any ingredient posted, you may still enter and earn your badge IF you choose a recipe that is traditionally made with the secret ingredient but substitute that single ingredient with an allergy-safe version. Please call out any substitutions in your post. Only substitutions based on allergy or other health-related dietary restrictions will be accepted. Thank you for your cooperation!


Title: Gryffindor Common Room
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 19, 2018 06:10:15 AM
roar.


Title: Ravenclaw Tower
Post by: FiberAlchemist on May 19, 2018 08:08:45 AM
Ravenclaw Common Room
*art by deviant artist corned-beeff


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Post by: ErinAquaheart on May 20, 2018 01:43:10 PM
SLYTHERIN COMMON ROOM





Title: HUFFLEPUFF Common Room
Post by: Moonflame on May 20, 2018 07:01:01 PM
Welcome to the Hufflepuff Common Room!!

"Welcome to Illyria! Welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome to Illyria. . ."


ANNOUNCEMENT TIME!
Hey there, Huffles! Who wants to win the House Cup? This term, not only do you have the opportunity to help us WIN that cup, but you'll be earning FABULOUS PRIZES as well! This term Gaudiknight and I will be awarding prizes based on multiples of 6 projects completed. Come on HUFFS! We can do this! Here are the offerings so far. I'll update as we figure out more. :D

6 projects = postcard!
12 projects = stickers!
18 projects =
24, 30, 36 etc. = 1 additional entry for every 6 projects submitted beyond 18.


It's time to be crafty and win prizes! Who wants some goodies? Check the spreadsheet here. (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Vyzv6hxI6o8vkBfjG45iJw9llLEvKcdFy1hihdJ3cOo/edit#gid=0) :D



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Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 22, 2018 11:54:28 AM

~*Greenhouse #3 ~ Herbology 101*~

July Lecture~*~ Herbology in the Home
With summer here, many of us are out and about on adventures with our families.  While any witch or wizard worth their wand should know a few basic first aid spells, sometimes bumps and bruises happen that just need little time to heal.  That healing can be improved with herbal remedies, such as patty_o_furniture's homemade Herbal Miracle Salve (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=424988.0).  Check out her recipe and whip up a batch for your own home.  I use it on cuts and bruises, and have found it to be a lovely alternative to Muggle Neosporin.  Special thank you to patty_o for sharing!




June Lecture ~*~ Herbology in Muggle History
The study of Herbology is as old as witchcraft & wizrdry.  Since the beginning of time human beings, both Wizard & Muggle alike, have sought to understand the mysterious properties of the plants in our world.  Muggles who had no knowledge of potion making, developed herbal remedies for their illnesses, and later medicaments they call 'drugs'.  All the while Witches and Wizards studied and recorded the properties and uses of magical plants and fungi.  Some rather paranoid experts worried that others would try to steal their hard-won knowledge and so wrote down their findings in coded herbals and grimoires.  The Voynich manuscript, a grimoire kept by Italian wizard Apollonia Madizza, is one such tome.  And it's a good thing he wrote it in code, since Muggles acquired it sometime in the 17th century, and have been trying to unlock it's secrets ever since.  According to them it is "an illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown writing system which may have been composed in Northern Italy during the Italian Renaissance." Muggles named the book after Wilfrid Voynich, a Polish book dealer who purchased it in 1912.  The Voynich manuscript has been studied by many Muggle cryptographers, including American and British codebreakers from both World War I and World War II.  But no one in the Muggle community has yet deciphered the text, and it has become a famous case in the history of Muggle cryptography.

For extra credit, please complete the Herbology Crossword (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Au0BScKBlwPQXyzzjdaMi2TnzRLM5p4J/view?usp=sharing), Word Search (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lHvprMRBTu1Uv3AI2PWdKOe5GJy5QUVV/view?usp=sharing), & Word Scramble (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Fnc_z3A0qIgbZl4YajKPAZdH3ylU0NxL/view?usp=sharing).   Those who do any of Mistress Jennie's extra credit assignment's this term will be entered to win a sun catcher for their home or garden!




~*Herbology Homework for Midsummer Term*~

Wormwood, otherwise known as Artemisa absinthium, is a very bitter herb, used in potion-making since ancient times.  An Infusion of Wormwood is used in the concoction of the Draught of Living Death, Elixir to Induce Euphoria, and the Shrinking Solution.  Muggles also use wormwood leaves for many things, including as an additive to Absinthe, an herbal spirit popular in Europe during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, predominantly among the bohemian set of artists and writers.  Due to its naturally green color, Absinthe was called "la fée verte", or the green fairy.  For your homework please craft something including fresh green herbs like a feta & fresh herb bread, something boho in design, or something inspired by the world of fairies and other wee folk.



Students Who Have Earned Extra Credit:
patty_o_furniture
Audania1


Title: Re: Setting up for the Harry Potter Craftalong ~Midsummer Term DO NOT POST HERE!
Post by: Inselaeffchen on May 22, 2018 11:59:57 AM
Astronomy Tower

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Title: Re: Setting up for the Harry Potter Craftalong ~Midsummer Term DO NOT POST HERE!
Post by: Inselaeffchen on May 22, 2018 12:00:18 PM
Charms

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Title: Re: Setting up for the Harry Potter Craftalong ~Midsummer Term DO NOT POST HERE!
Post by: Inselaeffchen on May 22, 2018 12:00:24 PM
Potions

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Title: Re: Setting up for the Harry Potter Craftalong ~Midsummer Term DO NOT POST HERE!
Post by: FiberAlchemist on May 22, 2018 12:23:40 PM
Divination.


Title: Re: Setting up for the Harry Potter Craftalong ~Midsummer Term DO NOT POST HERE!
Post by: seeuudee on May 22, 2018 12:28:51 PM
Alchemy


Title: DADA
Post by: noodle-bug on May 22, 2018 04:58:59 PM
Click to reveal this year's DADA tutor!  (https://www.pottermore.com/explore-the-story/justin-finch-fletchley)
(Snakes are pretty bendy, right? I bet he'd rather I not submit one those as my homework though!)


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Post by: jenleahlynn on May 22, 2018 05:19:49 PM
history of Magic


Title: Re: Setting up for the Harry Potter Craftalong ~Midsummer Term DO NOT POST HERE!
Post by: jenleahlynn on May 22, 2018 05:26:23 PM
Study of Ancient Runes


Title: Re: Setting up for the Harry Potter Craftalong ~Midsummer Term DO NOT POST HERE!
Post by: ErinAquaheart on May 24, 2018 07:31:56 AM
Welcome to Care of Magical Creatures!

This fine Midsummer term we will be studying a tiny blue creature that is from Australia!

Can you guess what we will be studying?


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Post by: ErinAquaheart on May 24, 2018 07:32:11 AM
Welcome to Transfiguration.

Please have a seat and take out your wands. This term we will be studying something quite fun. Turn your attention to the back of the class and choose your target.





Title: Re: Setting up for the Harry Potter Craftalong ~Midsummer Term DO NOT POST HERE!
Post by: gaudiknight on May 25, 2018 08:15:22 AM
Flying


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on June 01, 2018 09:35:11 AM
Wow! Mistress_Jennie, I want to live in that Herbology greenhouse!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 01, 2018 12:24:32 PM
Note from the Headmistress...

Welcome one and all to a brand new term!  I'm sure you're all eager to dive into your coursework for the semester, and that some of you are daydreaming about Qudditch try-outs, but before you do that, I wanted to make you all aware of a change to our Detention program.

For the past 5 years, we've been alternating between a Work-In-Progress and a miscellaneous prompt every month.  (While I didn't say it outright originally, I'm sure most noticed the alternations each month.)  Eventually I did make public note of it, in case people wanted to do a little advanced planning for their crafting throughout the term.  In the same spirit of letting you plan ahead, please be advised that all four prompts for the term have already been posted.  One of them is a WIP prompt, while the other 3 are all things we could all, as crafters, get around to doing more of, including crafting solely from stash, repairing or altering something, and putting in a chunk of time on an OWL or NEWT.  Please take special note that on the OWL & NEWT option you MUST submit before and after progress pics in order to complete the challenge, since it can be so hard to tell on a large project, what has been done.

I plan to repeat these Detention prompts each term, at least for the foreseeable future, as a way to encourage us all to get more things done and gone from our crafting bubbles.  As before, you may submit any month's detention at any time.  (Ie, you can submit July's in June, or August's in September.)  If you have any questions, or if you just want to give me your thoughts on this change, please feel free to send a PM anytime.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 01, 2018 12:25:14 PM
Wow! Mistress_Jennie, I want to live in that Herbology greenhouse!

SO DO I!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Audania1 on June 01, 2018 01:40:39 PM
I like the idea of these new detention prompts! Looking forward to making progress on a NEWT and busting some stash.

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Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 01, 2018 01:47:18 PM
Wow! Mistress_Jennie, I want to live in that Herbology greenhouse!

SO DO I!

Me three.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 01, 2018 01:48:07 PM
Having trouble posting pics at the moment, but the Iron Chef Hogwarts Challenge is up in the Kitchens!

The secret ingredient for JUNE is...


MANGO!

Make a delicious mango salad dressing (https://www.saltandlavender.com/mango-salad-dressing/), or maybe try a grilled salmon with avocado mango salsa (https://www.cookingclassy.com/grilled-lime-salmon-avocado-mango-salsa-coconut-rice/), or even try your hand at mango and fresh fruit halo-halo! (https://www.yummy.ph/recipe/fresh-fruit-halo-halo)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: imera on June 01, 2018 03:04:21 PM
Now that I'm done with school stress I'm ready to start crafting again, and apply to jobs, but I need something to keep me sane through all those rejection emails. Good luck to everyone :D


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: midkiffsjoy on June 02, 2018 02:40:04 PM
I'm linking my pics from Instagram because of the picture problem.  Hope this works.  :)

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy Class
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Drop Spindle for Flopsy
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: I love spinning because it's very relaxing.  It soothes the soul.  So I made Flopsy a drop spindle.  She's already spun 2 hanks of singles, and is working on a third.
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BjiYiNGHJqt/

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Care of Magical Creatures Class ( CoMC )
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: A Warping Board for Flopsy
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: A warping board makes measuring warp threads a breeze.  It's a piece of equipment that makes any weaver giddy with excitement.  I made a warping board for Netchez 17 years ago, and now I've made one for Flopsy.  She's already wound up a warp, and is working on a second.
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BjiZEElnl3e/
(https://imgur.com/fVHTwMk)

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination Class
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: A Blending Board for Flopsy
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: A blending board is a wonderful, simple tool.  Useful for blending fiber for spinning, this set comes with a blending board, a comb, and 2 lease sticks to help wind the fiber off the board.  Flopsy has already busted out 5 art batts, and is working on a 6th.
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BjiYSpgH0CN/


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Inselaeffchen on June 04, 2018 08:41:37 AM
Oh WOW, Joy!! I absolutely ADORE all the items you just posted for Flopsy!! They are sooo great and sooo cute!!! 


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Inselaeffchen on June 04, 2018 08:43:22 AM
Having trouble posting pics at the moment, but the Iron Chef Hogwarts Challenge is up in the Kitchens!

The secret ingredient for JUNE is...


MANGO!


Ooooh, Abbee!! What a great coincidence... have 3 Mangos in my fruit basket and am planning at least to make a nice Mango Lassi!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: FiberAlchemist on June 04, 2018 09:23:44 AM

The new issue of Witch Weekly (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5490581#msg5490581) has hit the news stands! Be sure to pick up a copy and see which witch (or wizard) has been named Witch of the Week!


Title: Re: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Audania1 on June 04, 2018 07:47:04 PM
Having trouble posting pics at the moment, but the Iron Chef Hogwarts Challenge is up in the Kitchens!

The secret ingredient for JUNE is...


MANGO!


Ooooh, Abbee!! What a great coincidence... have 3 Mangos in my fruit basket and am planning at least to make a nice Mango Lassi!
Oh my gosh! Lol! I was going to make a mango lassi but then decided on an ice cream! Too funny.

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Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: midkiffsjoy on June 04, 2018 08:06:00 PM
Thank you SO MUCH, Inselaeffchen!!!!!  I'm really enjoying building stuff for the little doll house!!!!!  The hardest part is keeping the kids OUT of it.  Roflmbo.  It's like they've completely forgotten they have one of their own that's 3 times as big as mine.  Lol

I wish you the best of luck on your job hunt, TheArtsyRaven. :)

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Floo Powder Taj Mahal
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: A Wading Pool for the Calico Critters
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: Who doesn't enjoy a cool dip in the Summer?  I built this sweet little wading pool from the top of a Folgers coffee canister.  I cut the top off and glued it onto a thick, Chinette paper plate and cut it down to fit a floor.  I layered white and then blue coats over the red plastic (for 3 days).  I found a bunch of water themed coloring pages online, shrank them, and colored them with colored pencils.  I really wanted to add an octopus but realized there was no way I could cut out tenticles that small.  I put a thick coat of modge on it protect it, and make it shiny.  I had SO MUCH FUN building this for my little doll house from scratch!!!! :D
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BjoG9QOHunG/
(https://imgur.com/CKa8bAv)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: midkiffsjoy on June 05, 2018 12:02:10 AM
I am having the hardest time getting my descriptions to paste.  :/ Anyone else having problems or is it just me?

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy Class
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: GrandMaster`s MeltStick for Peter
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: I'm not sure, as creepy as Peter is, he really NEEDS a melt stick, BUT it is definitly the kinda brass colored thing with a sphere on it that should be found in the umbrella basket in the corner by the door of a geek's doll house.
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BjohvpoHamN/
(https://imgur.com/2aAFTs7)
(https://imgur.com/jLxpkiE)

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Study of Ancient Runes Class  (SoAR)
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: A Bath Mat for the dollhouse
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: I love the 50s bathroom in this doll house.  And I was really excited to crochet a tiny little pink *round* bath mat out of *just* the right shade of pink that would match the wall tiles.  Alas, I think it's too big.  What do y'all think?
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BjogujJH9f5/
(https://imgur.com/GrNrpsq)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: cheyenneatheart on June 05, 2018 07:17:07 AM

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Floo- Taj Mahal
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Emerald Dress Washcloth
Brief Description: Washcloths always need water to work appropriately, as does soap. I knit this washcloth dress to dress up the soap bottle, and to help keep hands clean.

Photo: (via Instagram)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BjpVWaYn4YU/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BjpVWaYn4YU/)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Patraw on June 05, 2018 07:21:38 AM
That's cool; I've never seen a washcloth done as a dress before and that is indeed a fun way to pretty-up the bottle of dish soap!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: cheyenneatheart on June 05, 2018 08:59:05 AM
There are a bunch of patterns for dishcloth/washcloth dresses on Ravelry.  The one i used is called "Ducks and Chicks" by Debbie Trainor:
http://www.stitchesbydebbie.com/2015/05/wishing-all-a-happy-mothers-day-with-a-free-knit-dress-dishcloth-pattern.html (http://www.stitchesbydebbie.com/2015/05/wishing-all-a-happy-mothers-day-with-a-free-knit-dress-dishcloth-pattern.html)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: imera on June 05, 2018 03:34:54 PM
Oh my midkiffsjoy you're on a roll :D and don't you know kids don't care if they have something that is better and bigger, they always want what others have :P Or maybe not, but maybe they just like yours because you're making so many cool things for it.

cheyenneatheart I love the washcloth, now, should I try to learn knitting or ask my mother-in-law to make me one or two :P

Can't wait to join the crafting, almost done cleaning my house, I already have some ideas for the classes.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: imera on June 06, 2018 03:37:37 PM
OWL Subject & Option(if available): Muggle studies
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Cinderella's carriage
Brief Description: I'll be studying the story of Cinderella, in particular the transfiguration of the pumpkin into the carriage.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: AnnoyingBigSister on June 06, 2018 10:37:18 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride:CoMC
House:Hufflepuff
Project Name:Confused Dancing Demon
Brief Description: For this project, one of our options was to make something that made us giddy. And boy was I giddy while making this!

I LOVE Bendy and the Ink Machine. The storyline is increasingly interesting, the art style is FANTASTIC and it's a wonderfully made game! I highly recommend y'all look it up!

For this, I drew a human version of the titular character, Bendy the Dancing Demon! He's adorable in the cartoons (The Ink Demon Bendy is not the same as the Dancing Demon Bendy), and I loved drawing him. So cute!
Project Picture:
https://katiemidkiff.deviantart.com/art/Confused-Dancing-Demon-748593948


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 07, 2018 05:04:51 AM
OWL Subject & Option(if available): Muggle studies
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Cinderella's carriage
Brief Description: I'll be studying the story of Cinderella, in particular the transfiguration of the pumpkin into the carriage.

Hi TheArtsyRaven!  Glad to see you jumping in with an OWL project.  But you haven't actually explained what you will be crafting for your project.  We do need you to explain what you'll be making, and how.  For example, if you're making something like an afghan, you would list what pattern you will be following, and what kind of yarn you had chosen.  Please let noodle-bug, Abbeeroad, or & I know if you have any questions.  :)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: jellybean89 on June 07, 2018 01:22:20 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Llama Poncho
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: Crocheting is relaxing for me, so for Alchemy class, I crocheted a poncho (https://kamidake.wordpress.com/2018/01/13/dress-up-your-llama/) for my llama (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lorenzo-the-llama-amigurumi)!
Project Picture:
http://ravel.me/clumsycricket/wueep


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: midkiffsjoy on June 07, 2018 07:38:04 PM
Jellybean89 OMG That alpaca is GORGEOUS!!!!  And I LOVE it's poncho!!!!

TheArtsyRaven I'm trying.  Annoyingbabybrother is going through a growth spurt.  I swear I sprint craft anytime AnnoyingBigSister changes his diaper for me. Lol

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Flying Class
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Calico Critter Toothpick Knitted Baby Blanket
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: Once I knitted the little swatch for Flopsy last semester AnnoyingLittleSister has been after me to knit a Calico Critter baby blanket.  I knitted this on toothpicks in the suburban on the way to the library in the next town over, and while we were there.  
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BjvzGb-nwx9/
(https://imgur.com/Xvp3ifB)

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions Class
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Gardening hats for Peter and Flopsy
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: Summer in Texas is bright.  Very bright.  No one goes outside without a hat, even Calico Critters, so I crocheted gardening hats for Peter and Flopsy.
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bjvyx8ingZA/
(https://imgur.com/lmNvg2a)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 08, 2018 07:05:36 AM
OWL Subject & Option(if available): Muggle studies
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Cinderella's carriage
Brief Description: I'll be studying the story of Cinderella, in particular the transfiguration of the pumpkin into the carriage.

Hi TheArtsyRaven!  Glad to see you jumping in with an OWL project.  But you haven't actually explained what you will be crafting for your project.  We do need you to explain what you'll be making, and how.  For example, if you're making something like an afghan, you would list what pattern you will be following, and what kind of yarn you had chosen.  Please let noodle-bug, Abbeeroad, or & I know if you have any questions.  :)

Thanks, Jennie!

ABS - my kiddo loves Bendy as well! Excellent rendition!

jellybean89 - OMG, the llama poncho is adorable!!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Audania1 on June 08, 2018 08:39:52 AM
I have a question. I was gifted two alpaca fleeces recently and last night I spent about 3 hours picking hay and burrs out of a very small amount of it. Oh. My. Gosh. My plan is to be able to spin it on my wheel but I still have days worth of picking and cleaning to do on these fleeces first. My question is, am I able to use this in a class prompt for points? If not, that's fine also. The end product will be created yarn that I can put in a prompt. Or should I make it an OWL for a start from a dirty fleece and end with clean beautiful yarn?


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 08, 2018 09:36:14 AM
I have a question. I was gifted two alpaca fleeces recently and last night I spent about 3 hours picking hay and burrs out of a very small amount of it. Oh. My. Gosh. My plan is to be able to spin it on my wheel but I still have days worth of picking and cleaning to do on these fleeces first. My question is, am I able to use this in a class prompt for points? If not, that's fine also. The end product will be created yarn that I can put in a prompt. Or should I make it an OWL for a start from a dirty fleece and end with clean beautiful yarn?

Sounds like a perfect way to fulfill your Divination homework....  ;)

---Divination: This term we will be focusing our studies on divining with pendulums. To those who’s inner eyes are clouded a pendulum may look like nothing more than an object hung from a string; but to those of us who know what to look for a pendulum can be a simple and useful tool. At it’s most basic a pendulum can be used to answer simple “yes” or “no” questions, but as your knowledge increases you will find you can use them to help locate lost objects, water or even magical ley lines. In the final weeks of the term will will learn to combine the use of the pendulum with other scrying mediums, such as the tarot and spirit boards. When these items are used together one can divine more complex answers.

To demonstrate your knowledge and proficiency of pendulums your homework will require you to create a simple and useful project. Perhaps a basic notebook to keep track or your thoughts or a decorated vessel to organize your quills. Alternatively you may choose to craft a component to use in a larger project. Maybe you will make your own mozzarella to use in your grandmother’s lasagna recipe, or spin your own yarn for a new hat.



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Audania1 on June 08, 2018 09:41:44 AM
Oh yes! I thought I'd read a prompt but I couldn't find it when I was looking this morning. My eyes must have still been glazed over from last night's picking lol.
Thank you!

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Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Inselaeffchen on June 08, 2018 10:15:26 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Detention - June
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Tardis blanket square
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: I've been dipping into my yarn stash for some nice TARDIS blue. Trying my hand on this kind of knitting - loving those patterns. Due to some muddled brain in the beginning (managed to miscount one row, therefore the knit and purl have been changed up at the bottom of the Tardis) I think this "blanket square" will be used by the twins for their barbies or DC Superhero Girls or Equestria girls as a blanket. ;)
Project Picture:
I sent hubby out to take a photo of the Tardis square with a "Tardis" (police box).

(https://flic.kr/p/27WNdJ1)

(https://flic.kr/p/JneJPB)

PS: Do we have any info as to why there are still problems with the photo upload at Craftster?


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 08, 2018 11:22:27 AM
PS: Do we have any info as to why there are still problems with the photo upload at Craftster?

sweets4ever reported the problem to the IT team on June 1st.  So far, we haven't gotten an update from them on when it will be fixed.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Inselaeffchen on June 08, 2018 11:23:54 AM
Thank you, Jennie. Flickr is fine for me for the time being (until craftster is fixed). I was wondering it's an issue with my PC but then I read that other's have the same issue.

Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: imera on June 08, 2018 04:39:36 PM
I'm sorry Mistress Jennie, in my haste to sign up before two stressful days at work (and so I wouldn't change my mind about this project, again) I must have chosen the tab with the unfinished signup, I was certain I had closed that one, apparently I haven't. Well, here we go again, luckily I didn't close all the tabs.


OWL Subject & Option(if available): Muggle studies
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Cinderella's carriage
Brief Description: I'll be studying the story of Cinderella, in particular the transfiguration of the pumpkin into the carriage. This project came to me one night when I was just about to fall asleep, and ever since then I've wanted to create it. I will use my favourite medium, paper, to create the magical carriage. The carriage will also be decorated with beads and flowers or other things that will make it look pretty. I will also create some mice to pull the carriage, they will either be made out of paper or be needle felted. My plan is to finish this by the beginning of July in case I'm lucky and get the job I really want.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: noodle-bug on June 09, 2018 02:59:40 AM
In light of the current picture upload problems, I'm not going to renew the Floo challenge on Monday - I'll do it next Monday instead :)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 09, 2018 10:12:50 AM
In light of the current picture upload problems, I'm not going to renew the Floo challenge on Monday - I'll do it next Monday instead :)

Great idea!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 09, 2018 10:53:01 AM
Update for yas!  The photo hosting issue has been repaired on the testing site, yahoo!  Just needs to be released live to the site and we're good to go.  I will reply again as soon as I have more info and/or it's live! :)

If you do have to use an outside photo hosting source, I would stick with those like Flickr rather than Pinterest, Facebook, etc.  And never Photobucket! :'( >:( :D

For those of you wondering about picture hosting, here's the latest from sweets4ever.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Inselaeffchen on June 09, 2018 12:08:48 PM
Mistress Jennie - can you please confirm that the Knight Bus is for all of June? You stated in the text the HMCs are monthly challenges, but the date is June 1 - 3 (sorry, my brain just picked up on this when I read through my printouts).

Thank you (and I apologise for the nit-pickety brain of mine).

midkiffsjoy - I absolutely love your miniature items... and admit that I started "stalking" (think they call it "following" though! ;) ) on instagram since your first post of Summer Term. :)

noodle_bug: Thank you for the extension. Will look into something for it now.

ETA: Thank you Jennie for the update!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 09, 2018 01:24:39 PM
Mistress Jennie - can you please confirm that the Knight Bus is for all of June? You stated in the text the HMCs are monthly challenges, but the date is June 1 - 3 (sorry, my brain just picked up on this when I read through my printouts).

Yes, the Knight Bus Challenge is for all of June.  All Headmistress prompts are always for a full month.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Ant Bee on June 09, 2018 06:25:04 PM
I'm loving the detention prompts, well, all the prompts, really!

I've actually made a few things already but I will have to wait to post until the photo bit is sorted out- I'm not one of the 'cool kids' on "the 'gram" lol

Nice work, so far, you folks who have posted. Love the energy of a new term!

Happy crafting, everyone!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: jellybean89 on June 09, 2018 07:52:14 PM
Thanks midkiffsjoy & Abbeeroad! :)


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Fabric Yarn
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For Divination, I made fabric yarn out of some fabric I've had for a few years. It will be used to make a rug. :)
Project Picture:
http://ravel.me/clumsycricket/m971i


Title: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: ErinAquaheart on June 10, 2018 12:23:38 PM
Finally I’m proposing a new NEWT!

NEWT PROPOSAL

Class: Study of Ancient Runes
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Woodland Enchantress CrossStitch
Project description: I will be taking this solid 14x12 inch cross stitch kit and I will decipher all the little complicated symbols to make a beautiful woodland scene. I hope this will be done before Christmas. Giving me 6 months to work on it! I hope that’s enough time.



Note: as soon as I opened the package and started reading the instructions I noticed a problem!!! My kit only came with half of the yarn! I’m missing two of the presorted bundles that are supposed to be in the kit. Hopefully this can be fixed quickly by the company.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: noodle-bug on June 10, 2018 01:58:18 PM
I'm loving all the cross stitch we have going on at the mo - such an underrated craft form imo :)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Inselaeffchen on June 11, 2018 02:45:40 AM
Ok... this summer I'll try a lot of things with Huffie & Gryffie... Just purchased a Tie Dye set - have to make new t-shirts as the girls really have now outgrown Abbeeroad's. But I'm keeping her t-shirts and will incorporate them in a T-shirt quilt (whenever that one is getting done!).

Will hopefully start some rock painting as well.

Thanks everyone for so much fun inspirations in our HPCs!! :D Any more ideas for crafts with (nearly) 7 year olds over summer? Can't promise sunshine during our 6 weeks summer break... :o

noodle_bug: Totally agree with you there! Have to admit that my cross stitch (my first craft since moving to the UK in 1998) has fallen waaaayyyy wayside, but hoping to get back into it (might even take a kit with me on holiday - less bulky than crochet or drop spindle spinning).


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 11, 2018 09:42:53 AM

Summer Quidditch has begun!
 

This summer will be filled with the excitement of the Quidditch World Cup tournament!  The tournament will be comprised of 4 rounds of play, starting with 16 of the world's top Quidditch teams.  In Round 1 those 16 teams will go head to head in 8 matches over 5 weeks, to determine who moves onto the Quarterfinals (Round 2).  The Quarterfinals will consist of the top 8 teams from Round 1, each represented by brand new prompts, over the next 4 weeks.  The Semifinals will consist of the best 4 teams, again represented by new crafting prompts, and given 3 weeks, to determine which two teams will make it into the Finals.  The World Cup Finals will feature the top two teams of the Quidditch season, each featuring shiny new crafting prompts, and two weeks of play to determine the winner!  For Round 1 we will be crafting our team's colors.  Be sure to check out the all of Round 1's Matches over at the Quidditch Pitch (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5490578#msg5490578). 

"Now I want a nice, clean game.  From everyone." - Madam Hooch
   



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: FiberAlchemist on June 11, 2018 10:10:56 AM

The new issue of Witch Weekly (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5490581#msg5490581) has hit the news stands! Be sure to pick up a copy and see which witch (or wizard) has been named Witch of the Week!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: noodle-bug on June 11, 2018 10:19:21 AM
I'm so excited for quidditch! Whoop!

Thanks for doing WotW Fibre - it must be some work with the pictures down! Jellybean, the lamma is amazing! Reminds me of The Emperor's New Groove, one of my favorite Disney films :)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: FiberAlchemist on June 11, 2018 10:22:15 AM
I'm so excited for quidditch! Whoop!

Me too!!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: jellybean89 on June 11, 2018 10:47:18 AM
Yay for quidditch!

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/149991_28Sep17_WitchWeekly.jpg

The new issue of Witch Weekly (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5490581#msg5490581) has hit the news stands! Be sure to pick up a copy and see which witch (or wizard) has been named Witch of the Week!

Thank you! :D

& thanks noodle-bug! The Emperor's New Groove is a great movie! :)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on June 11, 2018 11:27:44 AM
OMG Jellybean! That is ADORABLE!!!!  

Woooo!  Off to check out the quidditch matches!


ATTENTION ALL HUFFLES: PLEASE REPORT TO THE COMMON ROOM.

. . .  and I have a project to turn in!

Class: Divination
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Midsummer Planner Pages
Project Description: While working with pendulums to see into the future, I foresaw that I would need a way too keep track of all my HPC classes and challenges. I made this useful tool to help me do just that!
Project Pics:




Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 11, 2018 12:11:21 PM
Psst....  The "This Rocks" feature is back up and working! 


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: katiebread on June 11, 2018 02:56:12 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Study of Ancient Runes
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bedroom Photography Backdrop
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: I used a trifold to make a bedroom backdrop for my ball-jointed dolls. This involved many vertical lines and the shelf supports also formed triangles. It was a bit of a pain since edges kept curling and paper kept bubbling. I was originally going to use magnets to stick the pictures on and superglued my fingers together, like I always do when I use superglue, and then it didn't work anyway. Poster putty to the rescue!
Project Picture: (https://flic.kr/p/26Kr82P)Bedroom Photography Backdrop (https://flic.kr/p/26Kr82P) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: jellybean89 on June 11, 2018 04:11:01 PM
Thanks Moonflame! :)


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Round Rag Rug
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For Astronomy class, I made a round rug using fabric yarn I made. :D
Project Picture:
http://ravel.me/clumsycricket/cm4w2


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Patraw on June 12, 2018 07:25:14 AM
Cool bedroom backdrop!  The yellow side walls provide a nice contrast to the blue back wall (kind of a beach sand/water dynamic to my eyes).  What are the small critters on the shelf; Littlest Pet Shop animals?  Are you going to add more furniture besides the bunk bed?

I often superglue my fingers together as well--that's pretty much the only reason I keep a bottle of nail polish remover in the house, as I don't, and have never, worn nail polish.  ;D


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on June 12, 2018 08:20:38 AM
Oooooh Katiebread! I'd love to see more pics of that darling bedroom!

Cute rug, Jellybean! It's so vibrant! :)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: gaudiknight on June 12, 2018 12:56:06 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Detention - September
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Littlefee For The Birds Set
Brief Description: I sewed this sundress at the end of the Spring Semester, but it needed a little something more.  So I whipped up a quick little shrug to finish off the outfit.

(https://flic.kr/p/JuGh2H)
Shrug (https://flic.kr/p/JuGh2H) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: midkiffsjoy on June 13, 2018 07:47:20 PM
*blushes*  Thank you, Inselaeffchen.  I followed back.  :)

I love that backdrop, katiebread!!!!  That's beautiful!!!

Gaudiknight, you knit the sweetest doll sweaters.  <3

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology Class
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: A Fairy Costume for Flopsy
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: Using embroidery thread and faux flowers I made Flopsy a flower fairy costume for this Halloween.
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj_QDErFWtc/
(https://imgur.com/IcGwmAs)

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Headmistress Challenge: Knight Bus
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Birthday Presents for the Dollhouse
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: Yesterday was AnnoyingLittleBrother's birthday.  I had him save me some of the wrapping presents to make presents for the dollhouse from.  I started by making cardboard boxes to wrap, and then realized they could easily be crushed so I dismantled them and stacked cardboard pieces, gluing them together.  I then wrapped the boxes with the wrapping paper and decorated the packages with ribbon cut down to size.  And then I learned how to make bows...... (Omg the bows take FOREVER)  SO thankful for Pintrest.
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj_PakmFhtY/
(https://imgur.com/vSZ4YEa)

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle Studies
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: A Dovecote for the Dollhouse
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: According to Wikipedia, a Dovecote is a structure intended to house pigeons or doves.  Having been around since at least Ancient Egypt, Dovecotes were built directly into the upper walls of farmhouses in Brittany.  The homing pigeon was selectively bred from rock pigeons for it ability to find its way back to its nest over extremely long distances.  This enables homing pigeons to be used to carry messages.  I built a lovely dovecote to hang near the rafters of the dollhouse.  
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj_Pxj1FQXi/
(https://imgur.com/sbG3xSk)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on June 14, 2018 07:16:32 AM
Gaudi, that's adorable!

Midkiffsjoy, I LOVE all the minis you're making! That dovecote is TOO CUTE!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 14, 2018 09:44:23 AM
Class: Alchemy
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Jenny's Rainbow Shawl (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455158.0)

Brief Description: A friend of a friend was in a horrible auto accident, that left her severely injured.  Herniated spine, brain trauma, damaged sciatic nerve, etc.  She's lost her insurance, and now that her savings has been depleted, she has sold most of her possessions to help keep her & her 8 year old daughter afloat.  After donating to her Go Fund Me to help with her medical bills, I knew I needed to do something more personal, to let her know that there are people out in the world who are thinking of her, wishing her well, rooting for her recovery.  So I made the Lost in Time Shawl, with 2 skeins of Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball, in Restful Rainbow.  Hopefully it will help soothe her soul while she fights to get well.  (More details as well as a link to her Go Fund Me are through the link.)
Project Picture:



Challenge: Quidditch - #1 Caerphilly Catapults
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Bright Green Dishcloth

Brief Description: After finishing my two new dishtowels, I had a bit of each skein leftover, so I made a dishcloth out of each.  I really like how thick they are.  Really hefty dishcloths, ready to scrub, scrub, scrub! 
Project Picture:



Challenge: Quidditch - #5 Appleby Arrows
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Light Blue Dishcloth

Brief Description: After finishing my two new dishtowels, I had a bit of each skein leftover, so I made a dishcloth out of each.  I really like how thick they are.  Really hefty dishcloths, ready to scrub, scrub, scrub!
Project Picture:



Challenge: Quidditch - #7 Quiberon Quafflepunchers
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Shocking Pink Dishcloth

Brief Description: After finishing my two new dishtowels, I had a bit of each skein leftover, so I made a dishcloth out of each.  I really like how thick they are.  Really hefty dishcloths, ready to scrub, scrub, scrub!
Project Picture:



Challenge: Detention - July
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Progress on Cloud Waves Shawl

Brief Description: I'm on a mission to finish off some WIPs, including my OWLs & NEWTs, but I've had things come up that take up so much crafting time.  Things for friends in need, family events, etc.  So after I got a few of them done and out the door, I took a few hours last weekend to get in some work on my NEWT.  In the first pic you can see the stitch marker I placed as I started, as well as the small ball of yarn left.  In the second pic you can see that I've finished 10 rows, and rolled a new ball of yarn.  I'm officially on the final ball of yarn for this project!  80 out of 100 rows are DONE.   
Project Picture:




Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: gaudiknight on June 14, 2018 12:37:22 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: May Highlights Monthly Spread
Brief Description:  Okay, it may not be the height of technical difficulty, but I find decorating my planner very soothing.  For may I tried to keep a running list of happy things that happened each day to combat my usual pessimism.  I never know what to track on my monthly views, so I used each square (cell) for a daily highlight.

(https://flic.kr/p/277LDMw)
May Monthly Highlights (https://flic.kr/p/277LDMw) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Detention - June
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Pukifee Americana Dress
Brief Description: Finished this one day too early for the quidditch match, so it'll have to be a detention instead.  Leftover quilt binding material makes a pretty good 4th-of-July dress.

(https://flic.kr/p/288Lgk1)
Navy Blue Stars (https://flic.kr/p/288Lgk1) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Round 1, Match 2 - Wigtown Wanderers
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Pukifee Red Rockets Dress
Brief Description: The red of this is a little darker in person than it is in the pictures.

(https://flic.kr/p/25sbwoU)
Red Rockets (https://flic.kr/p/25sbwoU) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: noodle-bug on June 15, 2018 04:54:53 AM
*blushes*  Thank you, Inselaeffchen.  I followed back.  :)

Ohh, will you both (and everyone else!) let us know your instagram handles so we can all follow? I stalk several HPCers on there and would love to increase that number  :D I'm nooodle.bug (with 3 'o's)

Challenge: Floo Taj Mahal
House: ravenclaw
Project: bathmat
Knitted with cotton to allow it to soak up water!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkCzo58nBxZ/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=t30we3gxpec4 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BkCzo58nBxZ/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=t30we3gxpec4)


Challenge: head June
House: ravenclaw
Project: yellow curtain... Again
So, you've seen this curtain twice already. But I remade it again after I decided that it wasn't full enough. I'd followed advice from a book on sewing homewares, but was spending a lot of time tugging the bottom to the curtain to get it to sit how i wanted, and decided that I still wasn't happy so remade it again but a few centimeters wider... I'll remake the blue one too if I can get more fabric so expect to see that again too! In the meantime, I'm finally happy and very glad to be done with this particular 'set of three' curtains!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkCzo58nBxZ/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=t30we3gxpec4 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BkCzo58nBxZ/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=t30we3gxpec4)

Pic is to prove that I did remake - you can see the new curtain hanging up, while I hold the second I've as proof...


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: noodle-bug on June 15, 2018 05:08:55 AM
Also wanted to add that I WILLb be changing the floo challenge his upcoming Monday. I know we still have problems with pictures but I feel like the time has come... If you are unable to submit because you don't have an alternative photo hosting option please PM me and we can work something out :)

Related - could the people who've been able to embed images in there post share the magic knowledge? I couldn't get my Instagram links to show as images :(


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 15, 2018 07:35:14 AM
Related - could the people who've been able to embed images in there post share the magic knowledge? I couldn't get my Instagram links to show as images :(

I've done it with Ravelry pics, but not with Instagram.  First go to the image on the web that you want to link to.  Right click and 'copy image address'.  Now go to your post on Craftster, and click on the Image button (directly below the Bold button).  Click that, and add then paste the saved image address in between the  text.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: noodle-bug on June 15, 2018 07:41:10 AM
Hmm, I think the problem I'm having is that instagram doesn't let you take a link to the image, only to the whole page that the image is on. Thanks though, at least I know I'm not being computer-dumb!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 15, 2018 07:55:24 AM
Here's some info on other ways to link, via some fellow Craftsters: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=413946.130


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 15, 2018 07:56:18 AM
Hmm, I think the problem I'm having is that instagram doesn't let you take a link to the image, only to the whole page that the image is on. Thanks though, at least I know I'm not being computer-dumb!

Apparently you can download some extensions for your browser to allow you to grab the Instagram url.  I haven't tried downloading any yet though.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: jellybean89 on June 15, 2018 08:02:56 AM
To get an instagram link, you can do this (not sure if it's the best way or not, but it works):
1 - Right click on your image on Instagram, select "Inspect" (in Chrome) or "Inspect Element" (in Firefox or Internet Explorer). This opens up the developer tools, where a <div> element is highlighted.
2 - Click the arrow next to the div directly above the highlighted one to open it up. Inside this div, you should see an <img> tag with "src=[your image link here]" inside it.
3 - Double click on the image link after "src=" to highlight it, and you can copy that link and use it here :)
(to close the developer tools, you can click on the X in the upper right or hit F12 on your keyboard)

Images with 1, 2, and 3 labeled & highlighted (left as links because they're large images):
Chrome: https://photos.app.goo.gl/7D5bcEPTpxDSJp618
Firefox: https://photos.app.goo.gl/tAXKgqstbPMTNW639
Internet Explorer: https://photos.app.goo.gl/XqKXMRUhhGhUEDSz9

other browsers are probably similar, but these are the only ones I have on my computer :)



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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Headmistress Challenge June: Knight Bus
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Morse Code Beaded Bracelets
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For this challenge, I made a set of 3 beaded bracelets. Each one has a message in Morse code (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morse_code), where 1 bead = 1 time unit. :)
Project Picture:
(left as a link due to rude words & political content)
https://photos.app.goo.gl/8rz22BHPpZfkXBmw7


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on June 16, 2018 05:26:28 PM
I'm just uploading them to my free imgur account. Then I rt click on the photo I want to use and click "View Image" and copy the url that takes me to. Then in my post, I'm able to click the insert picture icon and paste the url into the place for the address. :)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: ErinAquaheart on June 17, 2018 08:41:45 AM
Challenge: floo powder—Taj Mahal
House: Slytherin
Project name: Dragon riding
Project description: I used watercolors and acrylic paint to paint my Teddy Cuddlestuff riding his dragon friend.



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Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: gaudiknight on June 18, 2018 07:30:56 AM
If we're discussing alternative photo hosting options, I'll put in a plug for flickr.  You can make your photos private if you don't want them discoverable in the search.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Round 1 Mach 5 - Puddlemere United
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Realfee Navy Stars Dress
Brief Description: Navy Blue (with a few pops to make it more exciting)

(https://flic.kr/p/26Xpb6B)
Realfee Navy Stars (https://flic.kr/p/26Xpb6B) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: noodle-bug on June 18, 2018 08:49:47 AM
Thanks for all the info - I use insta on my phone because outs conveniant, and crafster has a weird habit of turning all my pictures on there side which doesn't seem to happen with Instagram images (maybe because they're square?). Setting up a new account at a hosting service seems a lot of hastle so I guess I'll just wait for the fix :)



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: FiberAlchemist on June 18, 2018 08:53:42 AM

The new issue of Witch Weekly (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5490581#msg5490581) has hit the news stands! Be sure to pick up a copy and see which witch (or wizard) has been named Witch of the Week!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 18, 2018 08:58:30 AM
Thank you FiberAlchemist!!!


Title: Re: Setting up for the Harry Potter Craftalong ~Midsummer Term DO NOT POST HERE!
Post by: noodle-bug on June 18, 2018 09:04:06 AM
There's a new floo challenge posted on the board!
Anyone having trouble submitting for the old challenge because of picture hosting issues, please PM me - we can work something out :)


This week we are in...
The Hut on the Rock
Oh my god guys, we are standing in a place of such important wizarding history! This is the very spot that Harry Potter discovered he was a wizard. Breathe in the history (ignore the smell of cotton seaweed).
To honor the place where Harry received news that changed his love, please craft something that delivers an important message. This could be an invite, poster or notecard which literally contains important information - or it could be more along the lines of a gift to tell a loved one you are thinking of them



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: midkiffsjoy on June 18, 2018 03:18:39 PM
Thank you Moonflame.  :)  Did you see the doll house portraits?  The one with just William in it uses prizes I think you made.  <3

Guadiknight.  That calendar is adorable, and your tiny dresses are always so gorgeous.  :)

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy Class
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Adapted strollers
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: I picked up a package of tiny strollers at the dollar store.  I used the best one and the most squashed one for this project.  I took the wheels and push bars off then removed the chassis with a drimel and an exacto knife.  I robbed the band from the squashed stroller's hood for the mobile for the bassinet.  The mobile is embroidery thread and circles stamped from a sheet of felt.  I used thick cardboard, several layers of paper towel, and fabric to make a tiny fitted matresses pad. I'm learning to use fabric glue.  I painted the squashed stroller yellow as all of the walls in my dollhouse have some degree of yellow.  I need to learn how to use gesso to prime plastic. Thus I adapted 2 baby shower favor strollers into a bassinet and a laundry basket for my dollhouse.
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkLp2lNHxwk/

(https://imgur.com/0HLeMpJ)
(https://imgur.com/MrDyEv9)

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfiguration Class
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Dollhouse Chart Baby Afghan
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: This afghan did not want to be made.  For such a simple pattern I had to frog it countless times.  But I managed, by following the pattern closely, to knit this baby afghan on toothpicks for my dollhouse. I need better lighting in my room.  The embroidery thread I used to knit this is so much prettier than it looks in this picture.  It's a beautiful colorway of pink through blue.  Perfect for a baby blanket.
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkLpCV0HsWK/

(https://imgur.com/Z1pXDxN)




OMGOMGOMGOMG Fred let me borrow his new "gaming laptop" ooooooooowwwwwwwwwww and I managed to figure it out!!!!! THANK YOU MOONFLAME FOR POSTING INSTRUCTIONS!!!!!! <3 <3 <3


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: gaudiknight on June 19, 2018 07:47:59 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: SoAR
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Stars and Stripes Littlefee Dress
Brief Description: All kinds of vertical lines going on here.

(https://flic.kr/p/27gsZSU)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/27gsZSU) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on June 19, 2018 01:08:19 PM
I love all the minis and doll clothes so much!!

Midkiffjoy, I found the portraits, but I don't think it was me who made the props. So cute!

Erin, your dragon painting is great! I get this feeling of expectation and imminent adventure from it. :D

Congrats, MistressJennie on a well deserved WotW!! 

I made some tinies today!


Class: Arithmancy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Little Library
Project Description: As I was studying Arithmancy this term and learning how to adapt items to different uses, I chose to adapt an old Game Informer mag and a Reader's Digest into a whole collection of teensy books.
Project Pics:





Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: midkiffsjoy on June 19, 2018 10:05:05 PM
FAN GIRL SQUEE!!!!!!!  Moonflame, I LOVE your books!!!!

I'm trying to use imgur.  It'd probably be easier if I didn't need to do it all with my phone or tablet.

YAY!!!!  Fred let me borrow his new *gaming laptop*.  O.O  lol


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 20, 2018 11:47:25 AM
Class: Arithmancy
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Mini Mandala Set (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455220.0)

Brief Description: For my homework this term, I adapted a crochet pattern to make a pair of mini mandalas to use as doilies under the lamps on our bedside tables.  It was written for a thinner yarn, and with more rounds, but since I wanted to use a more modern chunky yarn, I adapted it by doing just the first 3 rounds as written, skipping the written round 4, 5 & 6, then then writing my own 4th round.  (Pattern link & yarn details in project post.) 
Project Picture:



Class: Astronomy
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Chunky Mandala (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455220.0)

Brief Description: For my Astronomy homework I did a larger mandala to use as a doily under a pitcher & basin on the chest of drawers in our bedroom.  (Pattern link & yarn details in project post.)
Project Picture:


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: gaudiknight on June 20, 2018 12:34:53 PM
I was looking at my career office post for the first time in about a year and realized I was in need of a Study of Ancient Runes OWL.  I would like to propose the following:

~*OWL PROPOSAL HEADER*~
OWL Subject & Option(if available): Study of Ancient Runes Option 1
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Ginkgo Crescent Shawl (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ginkgo-crescent)
Brief Description: I hoard sock yarn but don't really wear hand-knit socks, so I needed to branch out in my fingering weight knitting projects.  I'm also pretty terrible at reading knitting charts and could use some extra practice.  This shawl seems like a good place to start, since it has a bit of stockinette before you dive into the lace work.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: ErinAquaheart on June 20, 2018 01:54:17 PM
Some quick class posts.

Class: Alchemy
House: Slytherin
Project name: Christmas 2017 scrapbook pages
Project description: I made four scrapbook pages for this past Christmas. Not only do these pages have layers of paper but I also find scrapbooking a very soothing activity.


Class: Astronomy
House: Slytherin
Project name: Peanut butter balls
Project description:
1/2cup butter
1 cup peanut butter (smooth)
1 tsp vanilla
Confectioners sugar
Dipping chocolate (melted)

Combine butter, peanut butter, and vanilla until smooth. Then slowly add confectioners sugar until a stiff dough is formed (usually takes me about 3 cups.) Roll dough into small balls and dip into chocolate. Drizzle with extra chocolate. Let set up in the fridge for about 30minutes. Enjoy!


These are definitely spherical in shape.

Class: Divination
House: Slytherin
Project name: New HP craftalong journal cover
Project description: I had to get a new journal started for this term. I took an old Christmas notebook that said “naughty” on the front and repurposed it. This was definitely a simple craft. Very straight forward and useful. I decided to quote Dumbledore for my new journal. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live” I’m sure we can all relate to this when it comes to planning crafts.



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Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: katiebread on June 20, 2018 05:52:34 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Zuggtmoy, Demon Queen of Fungus
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: Frankie Stein from Monster High lived up to her name and turned into Zuggtmoy from Dungeons and Dungeons. Body modifications were done with Apoxie sculpt, the hair is rerooted with yarn and wrapped around wires for the tendrils, and there is so much hot glue in that skirt thing it's ridiculous. It was my first time customizing a doll and as you can see, it was quite a transformation!
Project Picture: (https://flic.kr/p/25DAxdW)Zuggtmoy, fungus demon (https://flic.kr/p/25DAxdW) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on June 20, 2018 06:42:48 PM
Challenge: Quidditch - 4, Falmouth Falcons
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Misty Grey Hood
Project Description: It's been unseasonably cool here, so I made this Falmouth Falcons-inspired hood for Paivi
Project Pic:


Challenge: Quidditch - 6, Montrose Magpies
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Magpie Bag
Project Description: Pippa is cheering on the Magpies with this black and white checked bag!
Project Pic:


Challenge: Quidditch - 7 Tutshill Tornadoes
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Blue Hood
Project Description: After seeing Paivi's hood, Meilna asked for a blue one so she could support the Tutshill Tornadoes. :)
Project Pic:



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: midkiffsjoy on June 20, 2018 07:44:50 PM
Well dagnab it.  I'm back to posting links until IMGUR will load the pictures.  It's temperamental, isn't it?
Would you believe all of my attempts to load it loaded all at once the moment I hit the button to abandon it.  Woooo this reminds me to appreciate Craftsters picture hosting all the more.  O.O

Omg Moonflame!!!!  Those are gorgeous!!!

Erinaquaheart, those treats are positively mouth watering, and those scrapbook pages are adorable.

Mistress Jennie, my great grandmother's hobby was crocheting dollies.  That's the only craft she did.  Seeing yours brings back memories.  <3

GO KATIEBREAD!!!!!  Not gonna lie.  I have a Sterlite tub FULL of dolls I want to faceup.  I have all the tools.  I even have the Mr. Clean sealant.  I'm too scared to try.  *knocking knees*  YOU ARE THE BOMB!!!!


Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic ( HoM )
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Dollhouse Table Top Zen Garden
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: A zen garden transforms as part of its use as the sand goes from flat surface to lined by the rake.  I enjoyed transforming toothpicks and matches into a little table top zen garden for my dollhouse, and transforming beads into a tiny statue for it.
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkRBgIfn8bc/




Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 21, 2018 06:11:16 AM
Challenge: Floo - Hut on the Rock
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Protego Shawl (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455227.0)

Brief Description: This project was a group effort between pottermouth & I, to let our dear ErinAquaheart know that we are thinking about her.  Pottermouth started the shawl and crocheted a full skein of the yarn, before passing it on to me (along with a second skein of the yarn) to finish.  Even though this was only me doing part of the shawl, it did take several hours.  I did 13 rows of the regular pattern, then an extra row of single crochet all the way around to strengthen the top edge, and give it a more finished look.  Pattern link is in the project thread.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Patraw on June 21, 2018 07:37:14 AM
Wow, Zuggtmoy, that's a name I haven't heard since the last time I cracked open an old D&D Monster Manual!  I've never seen her done in doll form before and your custom piece is pretty cool.  I love the little shelf fungi on her arms and the mushroom caps for her breasts.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: jellybean89 on June 21, 2018 10:57:30 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Apparition
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Easy V-stitch Hat
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For Apparition class, I want to concentrate on not splinching any part of my head, so I crocheted a hat using this pattern (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-v-stitch-hat-2).
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Care of Magical Creatures
SPEW: CC Animal Shelter
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Catnip Cat Toys
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For Care of Magical Creatures, I made 20 catnip filled toys for the cats at my local animal shelter using fleece leftover from making tied blankets. The catnip will cause giddiness for the cats & watching them play will cause giddiness for the workers and volunteers. :)
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Detention in the Dungeons: June
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Easy V-stitch Hat
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For June detention class, I crocheted a hat using this pattern (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-v-stitch-hat-2) and yarn from my stash.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch - Match #2, Wollongong Warriors
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Meandering Walk in the Woods Basketweave Beanie
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For this quidditch match, I crocheted a bright red hat using this pattern (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/meandering-walk-in-the-woods-basketweave-beanie).
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch - Match #7, Quiberon Quafflepunchers
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: All Grown Up Striped Slouch Hat
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For this quidditch match, I crocheted a hat using hot pink yarn and this pattern (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/all-grown-up-striped-slouch-hat).
Project Picture:

(the color is a bit off in this picture)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Audania1 on June 21, 2018 11:56:29 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Iron Chef Mango!
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Rainbow Mango Coconut Ice Cream
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: Our favorite ice creams that we make at home really only have 4 ingredients. This one that I made up includes 1 can whole fat coconut milk (unsweetened), 2 T honey, 2 tsp vanilla, and 3 to 4 cups fresh fruit (1 mango, 1.5 C strawberries, 1.5 C blueberries. puree in blender then put through your ice cream maker. SO. GOOD.
Project Picture:


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Post by: Audania1 on June 21, 2018 12:24:45 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Charms
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: TM door to nature
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I crafted this Teesha Moor patch to make it more 3-d. You have to open the door to get to the fishing hole.
Project Picture:




Class/Challenge/House Pride: Flying
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Strawberry Fields Forever
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I created this TM style patch while driving to and from relatives houses that live 3 hours away.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Enchanted Woodland World
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: The last of the TM patches I made for a personal swap, my partner said she likes things of a woodland nature. All of these lovely animals are together in harmony which surely would never happen unless the wee folk were around.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Pride of Portree Quidditch
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Teesha Moore amethyst patch
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I created this patch for a private swap. Filled with lovely purples, this will definitely help Pride of Portree win!
Project Picture:



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on June 22, 2018 12:17:16 PM
Having too much fun making various sized hoods for the coming Fall. ^_^

Class: Alchemy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Rose Riding Hood
Project Description: I find knitting to be incredibly soothing, and during the last few Fall-ish days, I've been thinking about the coming Fall (my fave season) and knitting hoods for the dollies.
Project Pic:


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: ErinAquaheart on June 25, 2018 07:39:49 AM
I’ve been playing quidditch this week!

Challenge: quidditch #1 chuddley cannons
House: Slytherin
Project name: jack o lantern
Project description: Supporting the Chuddley Cannons I painted a bright orange Jack-o-lantern.


Challenge: Quidditch #2. Wollongong Warriors
House: Slytherin
Project name: Lil Devil
Project description: In support of the Wollongong Warriors I painted a bright red little devil child.


Challenge: Quidditch #3.  Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers
House: Slytherin
Project name: Frankenstein’s monster
Project description: using light green to paint a little frankenmonster, I am supporting the Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers


Challenge: Quidditch #4. Wimborne Wasps
House: Slytherin
Project name: kawaii candy corn
Project description: I wanted to support the Wimborne Wasps. So I painted a candy corn dude using a bright yellow.


Challenge: Quidditch #5. Puddlemere United
House: Slytherin
Project name: vampire
Project description: this little vampire is supporting Puddlemere United by wearing a dark blue cape.


Challenge: Quidditch #6. Montrose Magpies
House: Slytherin
Project name: a little ghost
Project description: Using black and white, I painted a little ghost to show my support of the Montrose Magpies


Challenge: Quidditch #7 Quiberon Quafflepunchers
House: Slytherin
Project name: Hot Pink Witch
Project description: Focusing my inner witch and a love for the Quafflepunchers, I painted a little witch wearing her hot pink best.


Challenge: Quidditch #8. Pride of Portree
House: Slytherin
Project name: purple monster
Project description: this little monster is an amethyst purple. I painted it to support the Pride of Portree. Maybe it can be a mascot?



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Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: FiberAlchemist on June 25, 2018 10:25:39 AM

The new issue of Witch Weekly (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5490581#msg5490581) has hit the news stands! Be sure to pick up a copy and see which witch (or wizard) has been named Witch of the Week!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: edelC on June 26, 2018 03:02:25 PM
Hello all you lovely people. I've realised that while I've looked in the thread, I've not commented so I'm missing all the new stuff.

Jennie you're a crocheting machine! I am very impressed.

So here in Ireland we've been having a heat wave. It's been properly hot, so I did some crafting outside today. It was necessary to drape lots of sheets over ropes to make shade, or I would have been lobster red tonight. I had great messy fun doing poured acrylic paintings-next to tie dye it's the most fun outdoor, sunny, craft. If you've never tried it, i really recommend it, there are a ton of YouTube tutes.
I've lots of homework done but until I figure out a way to post pix I'm not submitting anything.  I just wanted to stop by and say hi to my favourite folk

And in other news I have eyebrows, eyelashes and about half an inch of hair on my head..huzzah!?!!


Title: Re: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Audania1 on June 26, 2018 06:14:26 PM

And in other news I have eyebrows, eyelashes and about half an inch of hair on my head..huzzah!?!!

Oh my dear, you make me smile! That's awesome news! :-D

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Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 27, 2018 07:30:22 AM
Huzzah indeed Edel!  Huzzah indeed!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: noodle-bug on June 27, 2018 12:24:20 PM
Woop Edel!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: ErinAquaheart on June 27, 2018 03:37:00 PM
Challenge: Headmistress—Knight bus
House: Slytherin
Project name: Tiny skull earrings
Project description: I made 3 sets of earrings make with tiny skull beads for Halloween.




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Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Patraw on June 28, 2018 08:51:36 AM
Cool skull bunches!  I've seen single skull earrings many times in the past, but never a group, and certainly none so colorful!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Audania1 on June 28, 2018 09:54:47 AM
Im really loving the skull earrings too!

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Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: jellybean89 on June 28, 2018 01:24:06 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch - Match #8, Pride of Portree
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Easy V-stitch Hat
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For this quidditch match, I crocheted a hat using this pattern (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-v-stitch-hat-2) and amethyst purple yarn.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Study of Ancient Runes
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: All Grown Up Striped Slouch Hat
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For Study of Ancient Runes, I crocheted a hat using a pattern (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/all-grown-up-striped-slouch-hat) that includes many circles. :)
Project Picture:


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 29, 2018 05:20:35 PM
Challenge: Headmistress - June
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Bowl

Brief Description: This is a project for a swap, so I'm going to be a bit vague here, and am going to include a photo link, rather than the pic itself.  While I love how it turned out, it was a pain to work on.  Literally.  The ribbon yarn varies in thickness, and like cotton yarn, can be tougher on your hands as you work because you have to stitch it very tightly.  It took just one afternoon/evening, but by the time it was done I had to take 2 days off of crocheting, to rest my hands and wrists after the strain.  I am certainly glad to be done with it!
Project Picture:
https://images4-e.ravelrycache.com/uploads/jennieingram/531868894/IMG_6067_medium2.JPG (https://images4-e.ravelrycache.com/uploads/jennieingram/531868894/IMG_6067_medium2.JPG)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: noodle-bug on June 30, 2018 01:55:06 PM

Challenge: det Aug
House: ravenclaw
Project: periodic table mug repair
We broke another another mug! So this one got glued back together and gold painted too, to become a plant pot in my new roof garden
jttps://www.instagram.com/p/Bj2krXtHOI4/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1l53gw9ed9ker

Challenge: Q2 wolloongong warriors
House: ravenclaw
Project: boots and chestnut can upcycling
My worn through shiny red boots and an old coffee can both had holes made in them to become plant pots too!
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj2krXtHOI4/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1l53gw9ed9ker

Challenge: Floo - hut on the rock
House: ravenclaw
Project: Rose card
Made a card from scrap papers to send a good bye message to a colleague who left
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkqXGWAn3vl/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1qszxatyz2g6a





Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: gaudiknight on June 30, 2018 08:23:32 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Headmistress' Challenge - June - The Night Bus
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Patriotic Picnic Plaid Dresses
Brief Description: 3 matching doll dresses from the same fat eighth.

(https://flic.kr/p/25WmaXq)
The Usual Suspects (https://flic.kr/p/25WmaXq) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: noodle-bug on July 01, 2018 03:38:58 AM
Challenge: Quid 1 Chuddley cannons
house: ravenclaw
project: postcard recycling
I keep a lot of postcards I receive in my scrapbook, but not all - the ones I don't keep I recover the back of with colured paper and washi tape, so I can send them out again. Here's another batch, using a lot of orange paper
https://flic.kr/p/27k1whH

Challenge: Quid 4 Wimbourne Wasps
House: Ravenclaw
project: finger holes
My friend Tom is leaving work after 14 years! We are making him a card where everyone has decorated a square of cardboard with something he likes / a nice memory etc. Well, Tom really likes resting him fingers on things with holes in... such as my knitting needle gauge, or the dimples in the top of a macdonalds cup. He says it's weirdly satisfying :) so I made him some finger rests by layering yellow card (several sheets), making holes it in and then adding a backing of purple
https://flic.kr/p/28FQC9V

Challenge: Quid 5 puddlemere utd
House: ravenclaw
project: backroom shelves
cut to size, painted blue and installed!
https://flic.kr/p/25VJkBC (https://flic.kr/p/25VJkBC)

Challenge: Quid 6 Montrose
House: ravenclaw
project: drawer lables
I needed to make more drawer lables to more accurately reflect what is in the drawers - white card and black ink stamped on!
https://flic.k


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 01, 2018 09:06:59 AM
Note from the Headmistress....

There is a new Headmistress Challenge posted for July!  In addition, since photo hosting is still down, I am extending the deadline for June's Headmistress Challenge to July 31st, so if you missed the deadline, this is your lucky day. 

Since all detention prompts have already been posted, and all are able to be submitted at anytime during the semester, I'm not going to bother 'announcing' July's.   :P

Finally, a note on the photo hosting.  My apologies about it still being down.  I have no control over it, but I still feel bad that people aren't able to post right now.  Last update sweets4ever got,  said that the fix had been done, but that they were in a queue to publish the fix, and there are simply other things ahead of us in that queue. 


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on July 01, 2018 09:33:00 AM
OMG! I'm so thrilled to be WoTW! Thank you!!

Off to check out the new prompt!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 01, 2018 11:04:57 AM
Note from your Herbology Professor....

There's a new lecture in the Greenhouse (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5491293#msg5491293)!  Be sure to stop by and check it out.




~*Headmistress Jennie casts the Homunculus Charm ~ We are here!*~


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 01, 2018 12:49:13 PM
*Quidditch World Cup Update*
Round 1 of the Quidditch World Cup is well underway.  In the first 3 weeks of play we have seen 25 projects posted!  Let's see how the teams are doing...

In Match #1, the Chuddley Cannons are leading the Caerphilly Catapults, 30 to 15.

In Match #2, the Wigtown Wanderers are losing to the Wollongong Warriors, at 15 to 45.

In Match #3, the Holyhead harpies have yet to score, while the Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers have gotten on the board with 15 points.

In Match #4, the Wimbourne Wasps are just ahead of the Falmouth Falcons, 30 to 15.

In Match #5, Puddlemere United is currently leading the Appleby Arrows, 45 to 15.

In Match #6, the Ballycastle Bats are being trounced by the Montrose Magpies, at 0 to 45.

In Match #7, the Tutshill Tornados are struggling with just 15 points to the heavily favored Quiberon Quafflepunchers's healthy 45.

In Match #8, the Kenmare Kestrels are struggling to find a foothold, against the Pride of Portree at 0 to 45.

But with 2 weeks left in this round, it's still anyone's game.  There's plenty of time left in this round for lagging teams to come from behind and make it into the Quarterfinals! 


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: katiebread on July 01, 2018 01:27:44 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Charms
SPEW: to be donated to a neonatal intensive care unit in Petersburg, VA
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Waves and Sun baby blanket
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: The wavy blue lines remind me of the ocean, with the sun reflecting off of it. Hopefully it will bring warmth and strength to a little one born too soon! A friend of a friend who works in this NICU told me about the need for blankets with specific dimensions, and I knew I'd been training for this for like 15 years now.
Project Picture: (https://flic.kr/p/27Ckf1J)Waves and Sun baby blanket (https://flic.kr/p/27Ckf1J) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: patty_o_furniture on July 01, 2018 09:07:33 PM
In addition, since photo hosting is still down, I am extending the deadline for June's Headmistress Challenge to July 31st, so if you missed the deadline, this is your lucky day. 

Thank you Headmistress!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: FiberAlchemist on July 02, 2018 09:01:34 AM

The new issue of Witch Weekly (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5490581#msg5490581) has hit the news stands! Be sure to pick up a copy and see which witch (or wizard) has been named Witch of the Week!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: gaudiknight on July 02, 2018 10:30:58 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Round 1 - Match 1 - Chudley Cannons
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Pukifee Lava Dots Dress
Brief Description: Bright batik scraps courtesy of Katiebread

(https://flic.kr/p/28F97td)
Batik Dots Dress (https://flic.kr/p/28F97td) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Round 1 - Match 4 - Wimbourne Wasps
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Littlefee Yellow Dazzle Dress
Brief Description: Yellow Yellow and More Yellow!

(https://flic.kr/p/28F97bj)
Yellow Dazzle Dress (https://flic.kr/p/28F97bj) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Round 1 - Match 7 - Tutshill Tornadoes
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Littlefee Raindrops Dress
Brief Description: Pretty much my favorite color.

(https://flic.kr/p/LBN4F1)
Blue Raindrops Dress (https://flic.kr/p/LBN4F1) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: ErinAquaheart on July 02, 2018 10:31:57 AM
Aww! Thanks for the witch weekly! I love those tiny little skulls.


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Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: katiebread on July 02, 2018 01:31:49 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch! Round 1, Match 8 (Kenmare Kestrels)
SPEW: (If your item is for charity, enter that here; if not leave blank or add n/a.)
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Exercise Abacus
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: I always lose track of how many repetitions and sets I've done during strength workouts, so I decided to make an abacus to help me keep track! I used it before it was painted (see gym photo) and then added some more green paint and a coat of Mod Podge. This could be done much better with actual boards, dowels, and a drill, but hot glue and Popsicle sticks also did the trick! Since I only lift weights at home or at our little apartment gym, this abacus doesn't need to survive a gym bag.
Project Picture: (https://flic.kr/p/K6SHbk)Exercise Abacus (https://flic.kr/p/K6SHbk) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://flic.kr/p/28KQGtc)Exercise Abacus (https://flic.kr/p/28KQGtc) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 02, 2018 01:33:04 PM
In addition, since photo hosting is still down, I am extending the deadline for June's Headmistress Challenge to July 31st, so if you missed the deadline, this is your lucky day. 

Thank you Headmistress!

Ditto!

Unfortunately, I'm going to close the MANGO ingredient for Iron Chef Hogwarts. I am behind in the craftalong, but I did see Audania's awesome Mango entry! :D

The Iron Chef Hogwarts Ingredient for JULY is ...

LEMON!

Lemonade (https://www.tastemade.com/videos/lemonade-4-ways) anyone?



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: midkiffsjoy on July 02, 2018 09:27:33 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Floo Powder: Hut on the Rocks
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Birthday Presents & Birthday Card
Brief Description: I built 2 dollhouse presents to celebrate Netchez's birthday.  I also made a little toadstool birthday card containing the very important information of what age she's turning.
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkwYnRxlKIW/


Title: Re: Setting up for the Harry Potter Craftalong ~Midsummer Term DO NOT POST HERE!
Post by: noodle-bug on July 03, 2018 12:50:53 PM
There's a new Floo up on the board (sorry it's a day late!)

This week we are in...
Tokyo
Tokyo is the most heavily populated metropolitan area in the world! Please reflect this by crafting something with a very busy or full pattern!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: jenleahlynn on July 04, 2018 08:30:42 AM
class/challenge- Alchemy
house- griffindor
project- yarn wrapped bottle

Our library has craft workshops. The projects are simple, but it's relaxing to meet up with a group and chat while working. sometimes the process is more important than to result.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkyOmh9Aoqk/?taken-by=jc4strong

class/challenge- muggle studies
house-griffindor
project- cork board
another library workshop. I used the cricut to make a stencil to personalize this "what's for dinner?" corkboard for my kitchen. it's a handy spot for recipie cards and lists. https://www.instagram.com/p/BkyOZLKg2HH/?taken-by=jc4strong



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 05, 2018 10:50:09 AM
Psst...  for those of you still having photo hosting issues, if you have Gmail, you can use Google's photo hosting.  I forgot they even had the service, but discovered it by accident on Tuesday. 


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 05, 2018 02:15:34 PM
Class: CoMC
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Scissor Fob for sheepBlue (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455340.0)

Brief Description: This was created as a tiny surprise for sheepBlue.  I was mailing her some yarn she couldn't get in her area, and wanted to add a few goodies to brighten her day.  Hopefully this will keep anyone from stealing her snips!
Project Picture:



Class: Divination
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Stitch Markers for sheepBlue (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455340.0)

Brief Description: Stitch markers are a simple & useful project, AND they can be used in the creation of larger projects.  This set was also made for sheepBlue, and include references to some of her favorite things.
Project Picture:



Class: Herbology
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Strawberry Basil Muffins (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455332.0)

Brief Description: My dog woke me at 4:45 on the 4th.  Because jerks in our neighborhood were setting off fireworks all night on the 3rd, she was too scared to pee before bed, so she got me up before dawn.  So I made myself muffins as a consolation prize.  These were inspired by what I had on hand.  Namely strawberries in my fridge, and a nice full basil plant on my porch.  I also made some basil & garlic compound butter, but I'm not thrilled with how it came out.  Since the recipe called for using raw garlic, it's a bit too pungent and overwhelming.  I think I'm going to try using what I made up on some garlic bread (so the raw garlic gets mellowed a bit in the oven), and maybe try a new batch with either no garlic, or just a little of the pre-minced garlic in a jar that I keep in the fridge.  Huzzah for fresh herbs all summer long!
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch - Match #2: Wollongong
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Strawberry Dishcloths (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455341.0)

Brief Description: When I saw the pattern, I couldn't resist making some bright red strawberry dishcloths to help the Wollongong Warriors score.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch - Match #3: Tarapoto Treeskimmers
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Aloe Dishcloths (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455341.0)

Brief Description: A set of light green dishcloths to help the Tarapoto Treeskimmers score.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch - Match #8: Pride of Portree
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Amethyst Dishcloth

Brief Description:  This project is a bit of a weird one for me.  I've been trying to stash bust, and I found a bag of bits and pieces of dishcloth yarn.  There was some of two shades of purple, a few bits of the same grey, and two partial skeins of white.  So I kinda made up my own pattern, inspired by the colors found in an amethyst geode, and dependent on how much of each color I had.  Since it's so scrappy, it's not as neat and even as I might normally make, and somewhere there's an extra stitch that made it a bit wonky, but oh well.  It's just going to get dirty while doing the dishes anyways, and now there's more room in my cotton yarn drawer.  
Project Picture:


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 05, 2018 03:04:17 PM
~*COMPLETED OWL*~
OWL Subject & Option: Care of Magical Creatures, Option 1
House: Gryffindor!

Project Name: Cloud Waves Silk Shawl (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455342.msg5495342#msg5495342)
Brief Description: This project has been over 2 years in the making.  I bought the kit in March of 2016, after some personal tragedy.  I had hoped to work on it while couch bound for a few weeks, but it didn't ship out until after I was back up on my feet.  After that I had a hard time looking at it for a while, so I put it off until November of 2016.  I started working on it, off an on since then.  Sometimes everyday for a week, other times I'd ignore if for a few months.  But I'm trying hard to stash bust & finish up WIP's right now, so I pushed myself to finish it over the last several weeks.  Special Thanks to the members of the Crochet Shawl Along here on Craftster, who encouraged me when I really needed it. 
Project Picture:






Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 06, 2018 07:13:55 AM
Beautiful, Jennie! Way to complete a long time WIP!!

OWLs and NEWTs Updated!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: noodle-bug on July 07, 2018 08:38:49 AM
Challenge: Floo Tokyo
House: ravenclaw
Project: card book update
I added yet more busyness to my card book by binding in all the cards I've collected in the last year or so
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk7UEcNHjGd/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=dnuttydb9x55

Challenge: Quid 7 tutshill tornadoes
House: ravenclaw
Project: Baby socks
This noro yarn has lots of shades including sky blue. It did a funny abrupt switch to dark blue on the first sock, which I mimicked on the second to make sure they look like a pair!
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk7S_lTnGtC/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=pucogfs5447j

Challenge: Quid 8 pride of portree
House: ravenclaw
Project: purple curtain
One more kitchen cupboard curtain up!
https://flic.kr/p/27wGgxX


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: imera on July 07, 2018 06:53:48 PM
I finally got around to post things, so here you go, a mini dump of crafts :D


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Tiny star taker in a dome
Project Page Link (if available): Blog post (http://www.theartsyraven.com/2018/07/this-project-was-inspired-by-craftalong.html)
Brief Description: This was created with a mixture of needle felting and glue (seeing as the tiny tiny parts were hard to stay on properly without the glue). Star Taker reminded me about this Grimm story called The Star Talers where a kind girl gives away everything she owns only to be rewarded by the stars at the end.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Detention in the Dungeon: June
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Mermaid in a bottle
Project Page Link (if available): Blog post  (http://www.theartsyraven.com/2018/07/im-pretty-sure-im-not-only-one-who-buys.html)
Brief Description: I crafted this only with my stash. Now, seeing as my stash is pretty big I didn’t have any issue with this challenge. I decided to create this mermaid after I created the fairy for Herbology class. I mostly used clay, but also some glitter and tiny glass beads.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Watermelon picnic table
Project Page Link (if available): Blog post (http://www.theartsyraven.com/2018/07/watermelon-picnic-table.html)
Brief Description: This is a useful project, not only does my picnic table look amazing but I’ve found myself using it more than before, so double win. Of course now I’m not that happy about letting my son do crafts outside any longer, but it’s the price I have to pay I guess.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Fairy in a bottle
Project Page Link (if available): Blog post  (http://www.theartsyraven.com/2018/07/im-pretty-sure-im-not-only-one-who-buys.html)
Brief Description: I was inspired by fairies for this project, but the idea of this project is an old one that I had for years. I finally decided to go for it and so created the fairy sleeping under the mushrooms. I really like this project, it gave me the inspiration for the second piece, the mermaid.
Project Picture:





Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: patty_o_furniture on July 07, 2018 06:57:45 PM
LoveLove that table!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: ErinAquaheart on July 08, 2018 10:57:14 AM
Class: arithmancy
House: Slytherin
Project name: tiny skull necklace
Project description: this necklace is to go with the tiny skull earrings. I added some black beads. They all hang in a cluster on a chain


Class: DADA
House: Slytherin
Project name: Spring Break Scrapbook Pages
Project description: a couple of years  ago my dad, stepmom, and half sister came to Arkansas for spring break. We went camping and had a great time hiking and stuff. I finally made some scrapbook pages.


Class: herbology
House: Slytherin
Project name: Fairy Door
Project description: Midkiffsjoy and family sent me a wonderful care package! Included in the package was a little fairy door kit. I didn’t waste anytime painting it up for my room. Now I have a perfect escape route for fairies, brownies, and other fairy folk.



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Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: ErinAquaheart on July 08, 2018 11:01:03 AM
Challenge: Detention—June
House: Slytherin
Project name: Dino days scrapbook page
Project description: a couple of christmases ago I went with my dad to a museum exhibit that included Dino fossils and the like.


Challenge: Detention— September
House: Slytherin
Project name: Care Bear cross stitch
Project description: I’ve been working on this tiny cross stitch for over two terms. I just didn’t seem to have to motivation to finish it. But finally it is done.



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Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: FiberAlchemist on July 09, 2018 09:52:44 AM

The new issue of Witch Weekly (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5490581#msg5490581) has hit the news stands! Be sure to pick up a copy and see which witch (or wizard) has been named Witch of the Week!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: katiebread on July 09, 2018 12:37:36 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Apparition
SPEW: n/a
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Soft Stripes Shawl
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: I found this wool/silk blend at Tuesday Morning for $4.50 a ball, and I couldn't resist! The pattern is https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/angie-shawl This is to remind me to focus on my shoulders and not to heap too many burdens on them.
Project Picture: (https://flic.kr/p/27ARKSR)Soft Stripes Shawl (https://flic.kr/p/27ARKSR) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 09, 2018 12:57:04 PM
Fantastic job on your shawl katiebread! I love the shape, and your cute fairy button.

In case you're interested, there's also a Crochet Shawl-Along (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=453179.0) here on Craftster.  We share what crochet shawls, shawlettes, and wraps that we're working on, and we collect pattern links on the first page.  We do challenges, and participants in the challenges are entered to win a prize at the end of each round.  The current challenge is 'craft from your stash', and ends July 31.  The winner will get 2 skeins of Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball yarn.  :) 


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 10, 2018 07:23:33 AM
That watermelon table is awesome!!!

Love sunshine bear and the shawl!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 11, 2018 01:12:05 PM
Challenge: Detention August
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Repairing My Furin (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455375.0)

Brief Description: Inspired by noodle-bug's recent mug repairs, I repaired my furin, a wind bell that a friend brought me from Japan.  Lots more info on the repair through the project link.
Project Picture:



Challenge: Iron Chef - Lemon
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Lemon Basil Scones (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455373.0)

Brief Description: I have so much basil, that I've been looking for more ways to use it up.  The Iron Chef Lemon prompt gave me a great excuse to pair the two bright summer flavors.  These are nice and light and lemony, without being a sugar bomb. 
Project Picture:



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: katiebread on July 12, 2018 07:22:33 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: September Detention
SPEW:
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Shoulder Dragon
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: I started this for a friend ten years ago. I figured it's about time to finish it. Now she can enjoy it with her new baby!
Project Picture: (https://flic.kr/p/KpWCcB)Shoulder Dragon (https://flic.kr/p/KpWCcB) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://flic.kr/p/KpWAZg)Shoulder Dragon (https://flic.kr/p/KpWAZg) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 12, 2018 08:51:04 AM
OMG, katiebread your shoulder dragon is ADORABLE!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: katiebread on July 12, 2018 01:56:58 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch, Round 1 Match 4
SPEW:
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Eye Spy
Brief Description: I want to get better at drawing faces so I can customize dolls, so I followed a YouTube tutorial ( https://youtu.be/fQo7P9VkFaA ) to practice drawing eyes with grey pencils. Now I just need to scale them way down!
Project Picture: (https://flic.kr/p/27GxUhB)Eye Spy (https://flic.kr/p/27GxUhB) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: imera on July 13, 2018 09:28:18 AM
Oh wow I got Witch of the Week, thank you :)

Also, seeing all the yarn crafts makes me want to learn crochet sooner. Great job everyone :D


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 13, 2018 01:08:57 PM
Class: DADA
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Stitch Markers for Curiousfae (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455340.0)

Brief Description:  For my homework I decided to go with something flexible, that contains a hinge.  Or rather a set of hinges!  I made a set of crochet stitch markers for curiousfae, each with a hinged earwire.
Project Picture:


 

Challenge: Quidditch - Match #4: Wimbourne Wasps
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Yellow Dishcloth Set

Brief Description:  Score for the Wimbourne Wasps!  Set of matching dishcloths in the Fire Blossom Pattern.
Project Picture:



Challenge: Quidditch - Match #6: Montrose Magpies
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Link: Black & White Star Dishcloths

Brief Description: Score for the Montrose Magpies!  Pair of star dishcloths, with inverted color patterns.  
Project Picture:


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 13, 2018 01:43:35 PM
~*Headmistress Jennie casts the Homunculus Charm ~ We are here!*~



*Quidditch World Cup Update*
Round 1 of the Quidditch World Cup is well underway.  In the first 4.5 weeks of play we have seen 37 Quidditch projects posted!  Let's see how the teams are doing...

In Match #1, the Chuddley Cannons are leading the Caerphilly Catapults, 45 to 15.

In Match #2, the Wigtown Wanderers are losing to the Wollongong Warriors, at just 15 to 60.

In Match #3, the Holyhead harpies have yet to score, while the Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers have gotten on the board with 30 points.

In Match #4, the Wimbourne Wasps are well ahead of the Falmouth Falcons, 60 to 30.

In Match #5, Puddlemere United is currently leading the Appleby Arrows, 45 to 15.

In Match #6, the Ballycastle Bats are being trounced by the Montrose Magpies, at 0 to 60.

In Match #7, the Tutshill Tornados and the Quiberon Quafflepunchers's are neck and neck at 45 to 45.

In Match #8, the Kenmare Kestrels are struggling against the Pride of Portree at 15 to 75.

Reminder that this round ends on Sunday, July 15th, at midnight Headmistress time!  Round 2 will open on Monday July 16th.  So in the mean time, help your favorite teams get to the Quarterfinals! 


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on July 14, 2018 03:04:08 PM
Hey all! Thanks for your kind words on my earlier projects. My second child is getting MARRIED in August, and the reality has finally hit. It's been a little busy around here, LOL! I do have a big project we're working on that I'll be posting when it's done, but in the meantime, I did manage to make these as one of the prizes for her bridal shower next weekend.

Class: CoMC?
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Shower dishcloth #1
Project Description: I'm hoping the recipient of this dishcloth will be giddy to win the prize!
Project Pic:





Class:Charms
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Shower Dischloth #2
Project Description: This is meant to be used with water, of course! :)
Project Pic:




Class:Quidditch - Match #2 Wollogong Warriors
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Shower Dishcloth #3
Project Description: I was rooting for the Woollies when I made this one!
Project Pic:



And here are all 3 in their little basket, ready to be gifted to the lucky winner!






Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: katiebread on July 14, 2018 04:00:36 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
SPEW: NA
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Wand Chooses the Wizard
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: I was trying to find a suitable wand for myself, and after trying to break off cedar branches I found an anonymous tree had already generously donated a branch on the ground. After a good 45 minutes of shaving off the bark with a pocket knife and giving myself a massive blister on the thumb of my dominant hand, my husband picked up the wand and it was his. It fit perfectly into his hand. After some sanding, it was done! Now to convince him that I need a Dremel to jazz it up! ;)
Project Picture: (https://flic.kr/p/283N7Y9)Wand Chooses the Wizard (https://flic.kr/p/283N7Y9) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Title: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: ErinAquaheart on July 14, 2018 04:07:26 PM
Love the wand katiebread.

Challenge: Headmistress challenge—Hermione’s handbag
House: Slytherin
Project name: little green dish scrubbie
Project description: this little scrubbie is go by to have a long life since it’s washable. Less need for paper towels with this around. It’s actually a grass green color. The light makes it look more blue.


Challenge: house pride
House: Slytherin
Project name: rectangle green dish scrubbie
Project description: this green dish scrubbie fits in perfectly with my Slytherin inspired kitchen.
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Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: noodle-bug on July 15, 2018 07:41:52 AM
Challenge: Quid 3 - tarapoto tree skimmers
House: ravenclaw
Project: more phonics cards
I remade my phonics cards to incorporate dinner is what I've been reading about the pedagogy recently. They're colour schemed according to what phase each grapheme is initially taught in, so a lot are light green!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlQWaPHna5b/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1jfhv8tbr5tu8


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Inselaeffchen on July 15, 2018 01:29:37 PM
Helloooooo everyone! Hope you're all doing great - we have fantastic crafts done again here.

Somehow I didn't have time to do much crafting the last month or so... muggle life and all that! And now starting week 3 of 6 weeks with the twins around 24/7 ... and we've been away to France the last 2 weeks, so my creativeness equalled ZERO.

Quick question re Quidditch: Can I still take part in Round #2 if I haven't competed in Round#1? I recall we had that rule at one of the previous Quidditch rounnds. I apologise if the answer is blaringly obvious, I woke up with a migraine and am currently dealing with the still throbbing head and the usual "hangover feeling" I get after an attack... :(

Ignore that!! I realised I've done more crafts than I thought!! ;)


Class/Challenge/House Pride: CoMC
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Squadgoals 2018 DLP T-shirts (x4)
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: We seem to have started a tradition of family T-shirts for Disney trips. This year I saw a couple of those "squad goals" tag ones, and I really wanted to incorporate it into our T-shirts. Visiting Disney or watching Disney movies/TV shows make my whole family giddy and we always feel great/have a good laugh.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Round #1 Match #6- Montrose Magpies
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Thor T-shirt
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: With the inclusion of Marvel in the Disney Parks nowadays I had to give Twin#2 a t-shirt with her favourite Marvel character - THOR. Used HTV on cotton t-shirt.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Round #1 Match #8 - Pride of Portree
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Hawkeye MIA
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: I finally managed to get a Marvel T-shirt done for myself. A design I've been thinking about even before Infinity War... and guess what... Hawkeye was of course not to be seen at Disneyland Paris either! ;)
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfiguration
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Squadgoals T-shirt for my girls' bestie
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: Finding birthday presents for the girls' friends in physical shops is a pain in the neck! So I've started making T-shirts last term. This time I wanted to make something special for one of my girls' bestie - all 3 of them love one particular Star Wars female character, so I was trying to get the T-shirt done for the girls' friends (who incidentially went to WDW for her summer holidays). Leia was fairly easy, Rey was a bit more difficult to get from a picture, but goodness me, Jyn Erso was a PITA to get! It's not even the cutting/weeding of the HTV itself but getting a picture that would show her weapon of choice to be similar to Rey & Leia was really the worst. I was about to throw the T-shirt idea into the corner a couple of times, and only managed to finish the T-shirt about 15 mins before I had to pick up the girls from the grandparents to get to the birthday party!!! Soooo... definitely a difficult cut, even if the "cut" part was more digital (I hope this counts).
Project Picture:



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: patty_o_furniture on July 15, 2018 01:39:01 PM
Class: Quidditch #1 ~ Caerphilly Catapults
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: BOO
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: This BOO sign hangs up on your door for Halloween.  One for me and one for W in our last swap!  The colors start out strong with a bright green capitol B.
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Class:  Quidditch #4 ~ Wimborne Wasps
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Khao Neeo Mamuang - Sticky Rice and Mango
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: A yummy Thai dessert!  Sweetened sticky rice with a beautiful yellow mango!  ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง
Project Picture:

Khao Neeo Mamuang
2 cups of sweet or glutinous rice
1 can of coconut milk
1/2 cup sugar (add more if you want it sweeter)
2 pinches of salt
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 ripe mangoes, sliced on diagonal
Sesame seeds, for garnish

Rinse and drain rice, 3 times. Soak rice for at least 1 hour. It is best to leave overnight if you want it to cook faster. Boil water in a sticky rice steamer basket, pour rice into basket and cover with a pot lid. [Alternatively, boil water in a regular pot with a steamer basket, and pour rice inside of cheesecloth and place in steamer covered]. Check after 15 minutes to see if the grains are tender. If not, cook longer and taste again. It should be chewy but not hard in the middle of the grain. Transfer to a bowl and let cool.
Meanwhile, combine coconut milk, sugar, and salt in a pot and bring to a slight boil. Pour half of coconut creme sauce into rice, stir well, and let it cool and soak for about 10 minutes.
In a small bowl, make a cornstarch slurry by combining the cornstarch and 1 tablespoon cold water. Stir into the rest of the sauce, and heat on low until thickened.
Peel mango, slice around pit, and slice on a diagonal. Serve mango slices along rice, sprinkle sesame seeds, and ladle additional sauce on rice and mangoes.



Class: Quidditch #5 ~ Puddlemere United
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Flag Jellos
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439864.0
Brief Description: Made some fun flag jello jigglers for our 4th celebrations.  Red and white stripes all around a dark blue magic corner that no one could figure out how got there!
Project Picture:


Class: Quidditch #6 ~ Monstrose Magpies
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Marshmallow Cake
Project Page Link: http://handmadehousewife.blogspot.com/2018/06/marshmallow-cake.html
Brief Description: Slytherin doesn't really like cake, so she made a side comment one day about wishing she could just have marshmallow for a birthday cake.  That instantly put a round cake of marshmallow in my head and I had to make it.  MMM bright white marshmallow, and a dark black ganache chocolate, held together with a crunchy graham crust.  Turned out so fun!
Project Picture:



Class: Quidditch #8 ~ Pride of Portree
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Grim Grinning Ghosts
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: This painting of grim grinners is a fun door wreath/wall hanging and is a bright amethyst purple a fave color of W.  Hope she enjoys these cute ghosties!  The spooky teeth and eyes glow in the dark. ....side note: I sang this song around the house for a week as it got finished.  
Project Picture:



ps this is me trying to link pics from pinterest.  If it doesn't work, take a look https://www.pinterest.com/pattyofurniture/craftster-photos/


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: gaudiknight on July 15, 2018 05:42:16 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Round 1 Match 6 - Montrose Magpies
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Little Black (and white) Dress for Littlefee
Brief Description: It doesn't get much more classic than black & white polka dots.

(https://flic.kr/p/285WoUE)
Little Black (and white) Dress (https://flic.kr/p/285WoUE) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Round 1 Match 8 - Kenmore Kestrels
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Green Gingham Dress for Pukifee
Brief Description: This is the closest thing to emerald green I could find in my stash (actually I'm not really sure what shade emerald green is) so it will have to do.  And that's the last of this particular scrap used up.  Huzzah!

(https://flic.kr/p/285WkdG)
Green Gingham (https://flic.kr/p/285WkdG) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

I think this will be the last quidditch matches for me of this round, unless I can find something to quickly make in one of the other shades of green I can't quite identify...


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: midkiffsjoy on July 15, 2018 07:02:15 PM
I've been trying to make pictures post for hours.  I'm so sorry.  I'm stuck just posting links. 

I want to start trying to build more dollhouse furniture. I started with a little shelf and worked up to a little bookcase.  I'm really enjoying myself.  I wanted to attach little decals to the kids' room furniture, but I couldn't seem to shrink the decals small enough to fit without making them unrecognizable.  It was nerve wracking, trying to get everything just right so it would all fit together, and then 3 days ago my brain reset and NOTHING was painted the right color.  They all had to be repainted.  

I'm so thankful for this craftalong.  It distracts me when everything else in life falls apart.  <3

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Cup Round 1, #1 Chuddley Cannons
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: An Orange Shelf
Brief Description: I enjoy building little things for my dollhouse, but I don't have much experience doing it so I decided to start by building little shelves, and hutches, and such.  This is a little, orange, bookshelf to go in my dollhouse's Disney themed kids room.
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlRuROJD8AS/

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Cup Round 1, #2 Winton Wanderers
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: A Dark Red Hutch
Brief Description: I built this little, dark red hutch for my dollhouse's kitchen.
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlRtysnjNcz/

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Cup Round 1, #3 Holyhead Harpies
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: A Green Shelf
Brief Description: I built this adorable little, green shelf for the Disney themed kids' room in my dollhouse.
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlRtysnjNcz/

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Cup Round 1, #4 Wimbourne Wasps
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: A Yellow Cabinet
Brief Description: I built this yellow cabinet for my dollhouse's kitchen.
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlRtrBeDCzR/

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Cup Round 1, #5 Puddlemere United
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: A Dark Blue Hutch
Brief Description: This was the darkest blue I had.  It turned out to be more of a Mediterranean blue, very Ma'am Mia.  I absolutely love it.  I progressed in my carving on the piece.  It was actually not eat to carve the little divit out of the top center without cracking the entire tongue depressor in half.
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlRuEspjyjH/

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Cup Round 1, #6 Montrose Magpies
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: A Panda Seat
Brief Description: I made this little black and white panda seat for my dollhouse.
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlRulJFjpfS/

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Cup Round 1, #7 Tutshill Tornados
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: A Sky Blue Shelf
Brief Description: I built this little sky blue book for my dollhouse's kids' room.
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlRud9Lj64a/

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Cup Round 1, #8 Pride of Portree
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: A Purple Bookcase
Brief Description: I have no idea where I'm going to use this gorgeous little bookcase in my dollhouse.  It doesn't match any room, but I sure love it.
Project Picture:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlRuXn7jSiE/


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on July 15, 2018 09:04:11 PM
I took a break from wedding stuff to make these today.

Class: DADA
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Flexibooties
Project Description: These stretchy little booties are definitely flexible!
Project Pic:


Class: Herbology
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Faery Booties
Project Description: My study of the faeries this year inspired me to make some wee booties to fit my Sasha baby.
Project Pic:


I love the variegated yarn I used for these, but I had to make 4 booties before I had 2 pairs that sort of matched, LOL!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 16, 2018 08:00:19 AM
Round 1 of the Quidditch World Cup is now over! 

An announcement of the winning teams, and the opening of Round 2 will happen later today.  Stay tuned to the Wizarding Wireless Network for all your Quidditch World Cup Coverage! 


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 16, 2018 08:37:01 AM
Quick question re Quidditch: Can I still take part in Round #2 if I haven't competed in Round#1? I recall we had that rule at one of the previous Quidditch rounnds. I apologise if the answer is blaringly obvious, I woke up with a migraine and am currently dealing with the still throbbing head and the usual "hangover feeling" I get after an attack... :(


Yes, you can play in Round 2, even if you haven't played in Round 1. 


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 16, 2018 08:45:00 AM
~*Headmistress Jennie casts the Homunculus Charm ~ We are here!*~


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: FiberAlchemist on July 16, 2018 08:54:28 AM

The new issue of Witch Weekly (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5490581#msg5490581) has hit the news stands! Be sure to pick up a copy and see which witch (or wizard) has been named Witch of the Week!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 16, 2018 09:04:11 AM
*Quidditch World Cup Round 1 Results*
Round 1 of the Quidditch World Cup is over!  Our first 5 weeks of play saw Quidditch 55 projects posted.  Let's see the results...

In Match #1, the usually dreadful Chuddley Cannons defied expectations to overcome the Caerphilly Catapults, 60 to 30.

In Match #2, the Wigtown Wanderers lost to their longtime rivals Wollongong Warriors, 30 to 75.

In Match #3, in a stunning upset, the Holyhead Harpies were routed by the Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers 15 to 45.

In Match #4, old favorites, the Wimbourne Wasps soundly defeated the Falmouth Falcons, 90 to 30.

In Match #5, the heavily favored Puddlemere United beat the Appleby Arrows, 75 to 15.

In Match #6, in a brutal match the Ballycastle Bats were utterly trounced by the Montrose Magpies, at 0 to 120.

In Match #7, the Tutshill Tornados just edged past the favored Quiberon Quafflepunchers's with a final score of 60 to 45.

In Match #8, the Kenmare Kestrels were soundly beat by the Pride of Portree at 30 to 120.

That means the teams advancing to the Quarterfinals are:
Chuddley Cannons
Wollongong Warriors
Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers
Wimbourne Wasps
Puddlemere United
Montrose Magpies
Tutshill Tornados
Pride of Portree


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 16, 2018 11:58:56 AM
The Quarterfinals of the Quidditch World Cup have now begun!  In the Quarterfinal round we have 8 teams, going head to head, over the next 4 weeks.  Just like during the last round, you may choose 1 team from each individual match, meaning that you can complete up to 4 projects.  You are welcome to participate in the Quarterfinals, even if you did not participate in Round 1.  As always, each project is worth 15 points, and you can earn an additional 10 point bonus for SPEW projects.

*Quarterfinal Matches*
July 16 - August 12

#9. Chuddley Cannons vs. Tutshill Tornados
Chuddley Cannons - Please craft something with a polka dot motif, like a cannonball!
Tutshill Tornados - Please craft something with a swirly motif, like a tornado!

#10. Wollongong Warriors vs. Puddlemere United
Wollongong Warriors Please channel your warrior spirit by crafting something strong; either with a strong material (wood, stone, metal) or strong (bold) pattern.
Puddlemere United Make like a puddle and get wet! Please craft something that uses water in the making process or depicts water in the finished piece.

#11. Tarapoto Tree-skimmers vs. Montrose Magpies
Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers Please craft something that uses a leaf, vine, or tree motif.
Montrose Magpies - Please craft something that uses a bird, wing, or feather motif.

#12. Wimbourne Wasps vs. Pride of Portree
Wimbourne Wasps Wasps are pretty unpopular! Learn to love something you currently don't by crafting in a form that's new to you.
Pride of Portree Show us your pride! Please craft in your personal best form or medium.


*Please note, these prompts can also be found in the Quidditch Pitch, on page 1 of the thread.  Also, badges may not be available right away, as we are still having issues with Craftster's photo hosting.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: katiebread on July 16, 2018 12:09:52 PM
OWL Subject & Option(if available): Potions- Polyjuice potion
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Doll repaint
Brief Description: I'm going to take a Monster High, remove the factory paint and hair, and give her a whole new look! I'm watched a million videos about this on YouTube and it's time to try it myself.  I think I'm going to take a Frankie Stein doll pictured here https://www.amazon.com/Monster-High-Tired-Frankie-Stein/dp/B004XPIPS2 (https://www.amazon.com/Monster-High-Tired-Frankie-Stein/dp/B004XPIPS2) and turn her into a sort of ocean princess.  I'll have her factory paint and hair gone by the end of the week, but the timeline for her face will be dictated by the weather. You have to spray a base coat of sealant and it doesn't work when it's humid outside. Unfortunately, where I live, it's the most humid part of the year.  ::) However, I will persevere! 


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: imera on July 16, 2018 03:02:19 PM
One week left and then I can participate in the Quidditch World Cup, I had plans for the first round but no time to finish any of the projects.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on July 17, 2018 10:19:43 AM
Mistress Jennie and Noodlebug HUGE KUDOS to you both for doing such amazing work! I'm loving the quidditch season! :D


Challenge: Quidditch Quarter Finals - #10, Puddlemere United
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Ginny's skirt! (not Merlin's sock!)
Project Description: As I was cheering for Puddlemere in the stadium, I got ABSOLUTELY DRENCHED by their extremely moist halftime show. (What even WERE those lake creatures in the huge tanks??) Fortunately, this ended up helping me out, as I had just finished Ginny's skirt (sorry, but the Wollogong Warriors' show just went on and ON) and the skirt needed blocking something fierce. It was so rolly on the bottom that it was about half the proper length before blocking, LOL! Ginny's pretty happy with it. She's been grousing at me to make her skirt, but all the fabrics I find are just too heavy to pleat and drape nicely for her scale, so VOILA, the knitted skirt. It still fits uniform code, being grey and made of wool, but I know the poor kid will catch some flak for it. She already has an oversized, hand-me-down shirt. (Molly did swap out the buttons for more feminine ones.) But such is the life of being a Weasley.
Project Pic:


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 18, 2018 07:32:40 AM
Guess what's working again?!?!?!  Here's a hint....

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=738936) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=738939)    (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=738940)  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=738942)    (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=738938)  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=738937)    (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=738943)  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=738941)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 18, 2018 10:19:04 AM
Woohoo!! I might try to post some projects today! :)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 18, 2018 01:05:47 PM
Class: Astronomy
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Jedi Tee
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: I made this shirt with my Cricut machine for a friend's son. Jedi are peaceful warriors at one with the Force, and thus, the Universe. I like to think of them as having the universe inside of them. A different way to view "star taker," but the first thing that came to mind when I read the phrase.
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Class: History of Magic
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Shark Shirt
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: Made for my son's friend who is a bit shark-obsessed, this shirt transforms from a simple everyday garment into something fun and interesting when worn!
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The "transformation:"



Class: Muggle Studies
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Funcle Tee
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: My BIL is an invaluable part of our lives. He helps Mr. Road with work, woodworking house projects, watches babies (!!), hangs with 9-year olds, and is just all around awesome. To communicate that we are forever grateful to have him in our lives, we made him a fun Funcle shirt! :D
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Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Patraw on July 18, 2018 01:40:36 PM
Awesome shirts!  The "Pretty Fly for a Jedi" is my favorite, because I love that Offspring "Pretty Fly for a White Guy" song, but the Shark and Funcle ones are super cool as well.

Said music video if you've never seen/heard it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtTR-_Klcq8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtTR-_Klcq8)



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: ErinAquaheart on July 18, 2018 04:02:01 PM
Class: History of Magic
House: Slytherin
Project name: The Golden Apple
Project description: I find that nothing changes more during its creation than canvas and paint. Where there was nothing at all comes alive with color and form. I painted this 22x28inch painting that has Teddy Cuddlestuff receiving a golden apple from The Golden Hind. It’s pretty important in my series.



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Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Ant Bee on July 18, 2018 05:55:06 PM
Guess what's working again?!?!?! 

Holyhead Harpies! We're back in action! Wooohooo!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: gaudiknight on July 19, 2018 08:49:05 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Charms
SPEW: Hillcrest Church's Women's Group
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Water Square
Brief Description: While utilizing the colors found in mermaid lagoons and Monet paintings, this lapghan also mimics water by having a very ripply edge that refuses to lie flat. :-\



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 19, 2018 10:16:48 AM
Challenge: Quidditch - Match #9 Tutshill Tornados
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Morning Glory Shawl (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455444.0)

Brief Description:  Score for the Tornados!  I created a swirling shawlette made with silk yarn.  It feels amazing against the skin, and I don't want to take it off.  :D
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Challenge: Quidditch - Match #10 Woollongong Warriors + SPEW
House: Gryffindor!
SPEW: Alice's Embrace
Project Name & Page Link: Dark Scrappy Shawl

Brief Description: Score for the Warriors!  This shawl was created with scraps of Lion Brand Homespun leftover from previous projects.  I created a strong color block pattern with the dark tones in my stash.  This one will be going to Alice's Embrace, a charity that distributes shawls & lap blankets to people with Alzheimers.
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Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: patty_o_furniture on July 19, 2018 08:06:12 PM
Love the shark!  And I love the shape of the morning glory shawl.

Class: Arithmancy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Master Redo
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: Ravenclaw came home from work one day excited about a king bed deal he found and long story short by 9pm a whole bedroom redo was in the works.  Hated those 1/4 rounds in our woodworking, so punched them out to make the woodworking fit our style better.  Greens and tans, to whites and grey!  Big project!
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Class: Astronomy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Father's day cookies
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: These round cookies are like heavenly bodies of delishousness.  Made for a local church to give out as Father's day presents to all the men. .... side note: I was irritated at the tacky sticker of my name on the front.  lol.  If they needed to have a hundred people ask me for the recipe they could have at least stickered on the back!
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Monster Cookies
 
6 eggs
1 lb brown sugar
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp maple syrup
4 tsp baking soda
½ lb butter
1 ½ lbs peanut butter
9 cups oatmeal
½ lb chocolate chips
½ lb M&Ms
 

Mix ingredients in the order listed, in a large bowl.  Scoop with ice cream scoop and flatten on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350* for 12 minutes.  


Class:  CoMC
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Halloween Climbers
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: Made for W in the Halloween swap, she had some climbers in some pinterest and I thought it would be cute to make them Halloween.  You pull on the strings and they float upward by magic.  Sure to cause much giddiness in her kids--did mine at least!  Even Slytherin was entranced.  
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Class: Detention - July
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Newt work
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: With the girlies at camp this week I've been toughing through my newt!  Here's the latest pages.
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Class: Ironchef - July Lemon
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Blender Cheesecake
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: Quick cheesecake you make in the blender!  The secret ingredient is lemon juice to help the cake set.  And at only ten minutes from start to fridge, I helped the time along with a fresh strawberry sauce to go with it.  Lemon in the sauce helps to brighten the flavor!

Blender Cheesecake

1 recipe (or 1 can) sweetened condensed milk (1/2 c. hot water, 1 c. dry non-instant powdered milk or 2 c. dry instant powdered milk, 1 c. sugar, 1 T. butter)
1 8 oz philadelphia cream cheese or equivalent
1/3 cup lemon juice (fresh or reconstituted)
1 tsp vanilla
1 premade 9″ graham cracker pie crust (or the equivalent made from scratch)
1 can pie filling (whatever flavor you like–cherry seemed to be the most popular)

Blend the ingredients for the sweetened condensed milk (powdered milk, sugar, water, and butter in the blender. Turn blender to low and add the vanilla, lemon juice and cream cheese. Gradually increase the blender speed, until smooth and creamy. (you may have to stop the blender once or twice to scrape down the sides). Pour into prepared crust. You will see it start to thicken, even as you spread it into the pie crust! Chill 2 hours. (If you are in a hurry, you can put it in the freezer for half the time, without changing the properties of the cheesecake at all). Top with premade pie filling and serve. Yum!

Strawberry Sauce

3 cups diced strawberries
1 cup granulated sugar
2 TBSP lemon juice
¼ tsp vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.  Lower heat to a gentle simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.


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Class: Transfiguration
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name:  Candy Bouquet
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447733.0
Brief Description: This candy bouquet uses straight arrow like skewers to hold up the candy in a fun arrangement.  Hope it was an accurate gift!
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Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: edelC on July 20, 2018 04:26:28 AM
Woohoo photo hosting is back. I have so many projects to post. I'll try and not overwhelm the thread!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: imera on July 22, 2018 07:41:06 AM
I love the new bedroom patty_o_furniture, simple changes but it looks so much better :D


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 22, 2018 09:28:04 AM
I love the new bedroom patty_o_furniture, simple changes but it looks so much better :D

Agreed!  It came out lovely.  :D


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Inselaeffchen on July 22, 2018 11:22:56 AM
Just wondering if anyone of you HPC participants are interested in making and swapping TM Patches (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455350.0) (Teesha Moore)? We've extended sign up for it until Monday evening (craftADDchick will update the thread asap).


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on July 23, 2018 07:26:21 AM
Awesome bedroom update!  

Any of you ever do the thing where you make stuff and then give it away before remembering to take a picture? I hate when that happens. :-P So I won't be turning in those items, but I do have this:

Challenge: Qidditch Quarter-Finals - #9 - Pride of Portree
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: A fun hat for Ginny
Project Description: While Ginny has been appreciative of getting School items for the upcoming term, she also wanted something just for fun, so I made her this little blue hat.
Project Pic:



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: patty_o_furniture on July 23, 2018 07:45:41 AM
Any of you ever do the thing where you make stuff and then give it away before remembering to take a picture? I hate when that happens. :-P

Hate that too! I once had to take a sneaky picture of somebody's wall with my craft! hehe
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=739219)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: FiberAlchemist on July 23, 2018 10:49:29 AM

The new issue of Witch Weekly (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5490581#msg5490581) has hit the news stands! Be sure to pick up a copy and see which witch (or wizard) has been named Witch of the Week!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: edelC on July 23, 2018 02:00:50 PM
So so many projects to post!!


Challenge: alchemy
House: ravenclaw
Project Name: simple draw string bag
Project Description: I find sewing relaxing
Project Pic:



Challenge: apparition
House: ravenclaw
Project Name: flamingo inspired fastinator
Project Description: I definitely wouldn't want to splinch my head. I wore this for a wedding recently, tbh It looked daft on my baldy head, but it was fun to make.
Project Pic:

Challenge: arithmancy
House: ravenclaw
Project Name: flamingo earrings
Project Description: I wore these to the wedding, they were a simple pair of stud earrings, but I adapted them to be long and dangly
Project Pic:


Challenge: Astronomy
House: ravenclaw
Project Name: bracelet
Project Description: This is a gift for a friend, crystal and lapislazuli and it is round,
Project Pic:



Challenge: COMC
House: ravenclaw
Project Name: flow painting
Project Description: I had a great afternoon doing some acrylic flow painting, it is such fun and when you look closely it will make you giddy.
Project Pic:




Challenge: Charms
House: ravenclaw
Project Name: flow painting
Project Description: These acrylic flow paintings require a lot of water, the background has to be wet so the paint flows over the top.
Project Pic:


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: noodle-bug on July 23, 2018 02:16:58 PM
Love the flow paintings!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: edelC on July 23, 2018 02:22:20 PM
Challenge: DADA
House: ravenclaw
Project Name: super cuddly lap quilt
Project Description: This took a bit of time, but it is soft and drapeable and of course made of cloth
Project Pic:


It has it's own little thread here, https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455466.0


Challenge: Divination
House: ravenclaw
Project Name: hanging pod
Project Description: I had a go at drafting a pattern to make a storage pod, the pattern needs a bit of work, but it is a useful storage pod nonetheless. Reasonably simple and very useful
Project Pic:

Challenge: herbology
House: ravenclaw
Project Name: simple draw string bag
Project Description: purest green my lord
Project Pic:

Challenge: HOM
House: ravenclaw
Project Name: oatmeal cookies
Project Description: I made these smaller than the recipe indicated. Cooked off just a few, open froze the rest and they work really well baked directly from the freezer. I used this recipe, but reduced the sugar by about 30% https://www.cooksillustrated.com/videos/3315-classic-chewy-oatmeal-cookies

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Challenge: Muggle studies
House: ravenclaw
Project Name: Pocket letter
Project Description: These are great to communicate over a distance and really fun to make.



Challenge: potions
House: ravenclaw
Project Name: quilted mug rug
Project Description: this will prevent burning the table with hot beverages

OK that is really enough for now!, there are more, but I don't want to completely dominate the thread


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: edelC on July 23, 2018 02:28:08 PM
Ok I can't resist just one more as I really like how this turned out and it has it's own thread
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455467.0

Challenge: quidditch cup- Tutshill Tornados
House: ravenclaw
Project Name: tardis art
Project Description: swirly swirly
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Title: Re: Setting up for the Harry Potter Craftalong ~Midsummer Term DO NOT POST HERE!
Post by: noodle-bug on July 23, 2018 02:30:01 PM
There's a new floo challenge up on the board!



This week we are in...
Moomin Valley
Moomin Valley is a place of beautiful (but occasionally eventful) nature, with green hills, rivers and fruit trees ready to explore. For this challenge, please incorporate nature into your work buy crafting with or on a natural object. This could mean making feather earrings, crocheting around a pebble to make a garden feature, or using plants to dye fabric for example.

P.S edel, I'm loving your mini-take over! I say keep going for it :D


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: edelC on July 23, 2018 02:32:30 PM
Love the flow paintings!

It such fun, you should really give it a go. Mind you it is definitely an outside craft, messy!! But immediate fast and really really therapeutic (I've talked myself into doing more tomrrow if the weather is fine)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 24, 2018 07:10:24 AM
Agreed! I love your pour paintings, edel!!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: katiebread on July 24, 2018 12:49:58 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Quarterfinals Match 11
SPEW:
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Embroidery Practice
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: My mother in law is a fabric artist, and during our visit this weekend she taught me some basic embroidery. Here is my practice piece! I'm not happy with how the flowers turned out, so I'll not be framing it or anything, but I like the vines and the leaves. I might pick up some floss later this week and show those French knots who is boss!
Project Picture: (https://flic.kr/p/28mW9Xq)Embroidery Practice (https://flic.kr/p/28mW9Xq) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 24, 2018 12:59:54 PM
Awesome katiebread! Good luck with the french knots!!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: patty_o_furniture on July 24, 2018 09:22:49 PM
Class: Quidditch 9 ~ Chuddley Cannons
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Blackberry Cobbler
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452801.0
Brief Description: Time for blackberry cobbler again!  I love how the blackberries float on the surface of the cake like little polkadots.  Even cooked it in the sunoven again.
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Class: Quidditch 12 ~ Wimbourne Wasps
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Blackberry Harvest
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: Blackberry harvest time.  Still trying to figure out new things to do with all the berries we get.  Something new I tried this year is canning blackberry syrup for pancakes and dehydrating the berries to make powdered blackberries for smoothies. 
http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2012/08/blackberry-syrup.html
https://www.thepurposefulpantry.com/how-to-dehydrate-blackberries/ 
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OWL Subject & Option(if available): Care of Magical Creatures 1
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name:  Zombie Flamingos
Brief Description:
A magical creature from the muggle world that’s fascinating is the flamingo.  Muggles are so obsessed with them that lots have them as plastic characters in their lawns.  I wish to pose as a muggle and place patrificus totalus on a few birds and blend in.  The problem I didn’t forsee is that when patrificus is placed on flamingos they often become inferi instead.  Oops. My bad. 
I’ve always had this picture in my head to tell a story of zombie yard flamingos during Halloween time, but I’ve never wanted to spend $300+ to do it.  But, I found some cheepies (see what I did there?) at the dollar store and bought a flamboyance of flamingos.  I’m going to paint 13ish of them as zombie/skeleton flamingos.  Then come October, I’ll start by placing a new pretty pink flamingo out every day.  When day 8 comes along one will be replaced by a zombie and each day one of the others will be replaced as zombies.  Then the zombies will multiply until all zombie flamingos are out. 
I want to be done by October….ob.vious.ly.  I’ll use plastic spray paint, acrylic paints and sealer.  And maybe some duct tape or plaster or something? Because the flamingos seem really soft plastic.  I’ve already punched through a couple with the wire legs on accident. 



NEWTY-NEWT DONE!
NEWT Subject:  History of Magic
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name:  Wreck this Harry Potter Journal
Project Page Link (if available):  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455485.msg5497285#msg5497285
Brief Description:
After months of trying to keep my eyes open in Professor Binn’s classes, I’ve finally finished his NEWT!  I tried to remember everything I could about the wizarding world as I filled in the pages of a new Wreck This Journal.  Each page requests a design: “find a way to wear this journal” or “write one word over and over again.”  I used all the magical mediums I could think of from printed pictures/paint/oil pastels/watercolor/chalk…. and on and on, one hundred pages worth.  With all the time spent into each page I’m sure to see an owl bring me an Outstanding grade! 
Made the goal to finish this week while Gryffindor and Slytherin were at girl’s camp.  Not sure the total amount of time spent on all the other pages, but camp week I spent 15-20 hours on it.  That’s a part time job! Yikes.  But Merlin's Beard it's done and I'm probably not going to ever own another wreck journal lol. 
Project Picture:



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: edelC on July 25, 2018 02:02:50 AM
Patty o, you should be very glad that I don't live near you, because your flamingos would unaccountably go missing.

And I'm jealous of your blackberry haul. We never get too much, just enough to eat them fresh, or many a blackberry and Apple crumble.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on July 25, 2018 07:44:41 AM
Katiebread, nice start! That's your first embroidery? Looking great!

Patty_o OMG the zombie flamingo story is gonna be amazing! What a superb idea! And that journal rocks! Wow!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: imera on July 26, 2018 04:14:29 PM
Flamingo earrings and zombie flamingo, now I want something flamingo myself XD

And I love the flow paintings, really wanted to try it out myself one day, but that will be a day in the future. I especially like the combination of the flow paintings and the tardis :D


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on July 26, 2018 09:18:02 PM
Yeah, those flow paintings are amazing!!

Class: Astronomy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Star-Watching Cowl
Project Description: Cal is modeling a cowl designed for star-watching on the top of the Astronomy Tower. This one is joined in a loop, making it round. It's nice and cosy for those chilly night-time classes.
Project Pic:


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: katiebread on July 27, 2018 02:07:16 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions
SPEW: NICU in Petersburg, VA
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Two-Toned Baby Blanket
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: This 25x31 blanket will go over the warmers in the NICU, and thus promote healing for the wee babies. I ran out of yellow yarn, so about a third of it is blue, but I like it! (Cat model not included.) Pattern can be found here: http://ledzeplisa.blogspot.com/2005/06/pattern-crinkle-textured-baby-blanket.html and all yarn was Bernat.
Project Picture: (https://flic.kr/p/Mq7zMb)Two-Toned Blanket (https://flic.kr/p/Mq7zMb) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Also, OWL update! The doll is bald, all paint is stripped, and I accidentally messed up her legs so she's gonna turn into a mermaaaaid. ;)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on July 27, 2018 02:11:00 PM


Also, OWL update! The doll is bald, all paint is stripped, and I accidentally messed up her legs so she's gonna turn into a mermaaaaid. ;)


Cute kitty! And the blanket looks so snuggly!

I LOVE your creative adaptation for the leg fiasco. ^_^


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 27, 2018 02:39:56 PM
Challenge: Headmistress - July + SPEW
SPEW: Alice's Embrace
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Scrappy Yarrow Shawl (Warm)

Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455520.0
Brief Description:  This scrappy shawl will be going to Alice's Embrace, a charity that provides handmade shawls and lap blankets for Alzheimer's patients.  Hopefully it will provide an infinite hug to someone in need.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on July 27, 2018 07:30:14 PM
Mistress Jennie, I'm in awe of all your shawl work!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 28, 2018 06:56:33 AM
Thanks Moonflame!  It's a really simple pattern, and works up super fast in a bulky yarn.  I did the purple/blue/black one in two days.  This one was 3-4 days, spaced out, because I had originally added a white border instead of the claret, since that was what was in my stash, but the longer I looked at it, the more I hated it. So it sat around for about a week, until I could get a skein of claret, then I frogged the white, as well as 4 rows of brown, so I could end with a wider band of red.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 28, 2018 07:32:23 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Detention June
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Tree of Life Suncatcher (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455494.0)
Brief Description:  This project was made for Wulf in the Use the Good Beads Swap, in which the goal is to use your most treasured bits from your stash, rather than continue hoarding them, and it was inspired by advice from our very own Edel.   :-*  The piece was created solely from stash, and includes jewelry wire in light gold, copper, bronze and silver, a Swarovski crystal moon, Czech glass green rose beads, and an Asfour crystal drop at the bottom. 
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: SoAR
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Sari Silk Mandala Tablemat (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455490.0)
Brief Description:  For my homework on the Deathly Hallows, I created a mandala, which is circular in shape.  It was made from yarn created by recycling silk saris, which keeps the textiles from ending up in a landfill, and gives them new life.  And provides fair wages to women and girls in India & Nepal.  Yay for a circle of reuse, and of supporting women!
Project Picture:



And just for fun, I posted this with a link to the photo back in June, since it was for a swap package and the recipient hadn't received it yet.  It is also crocheted from sari silk, this time made into ribbon yarn.  Here's the missing pic of my fiber bowl:






Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: ErinAquaheart on July 28, 2018 03:05:34 PM
My sister had a gender reveal party. She’s having a little girl at the end of September! My other sister made a cake for the party.
This is the cake



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Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on July 28, 2018 07:09:17 PM
OK Mistress Jennie, if anything, I'm even MORE IMPRESSED that you did all that frogging. That is some dedication! That tree of life is a stunner! Love all your goodies!


ErinAquaheart, congrats to you, Auntie! What a gorgeous cake. You should get your sister to join HPC. ^_^


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: FiberAlchemist on July 30, 2018 10:41:39 AM

The new issue of Witch Weekly (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5490581#msg5490581) has hit the news stands! Be sure to pick up a copy and see which witch (or wizard) has been named Witch of the Week!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 30, 2018 11:20:38 AM
Challenge: Match #11: Montrose Magpies
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Shawl with No Name
(I'm taking suggestions!)
Brief Description: I couldn't find a pattern I liked for using up some of these yarns in my stash.  The Crochet Shawl-Along inspired me to try to use stuff up, but when I couldn't couldn't find a pattern I thought would work nicely with 4 colors, I decided to write my own.  Now that I'm done with the actual hooking, I have to work on typing it up so I can have some friends test the pattern.  :D  Meanwhile, it just happens to be the same colors as a Kingfisher bird (https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Flh4.ggpht.com%2F_X6JnoL0U4BY%2FS_yw-dO-1aI%2FAAAAAAAAkEg%2FRCWe3m8D5PQ%2Ftmp29-55_thumb.jpg%3Fimgmax%3D800&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwhat-when-how.com%2Fbirds%2Feurasian-kingfisher-birds%2F&docid=FJPatMyUHBcfpM&tbnid=STpwcNlvyjorHM%3A&vet=12ahUKEwiRyL3Ot8fcAhVm74MKHWEKDls49AMQMyhcMFx6BAgBEF8..i&w=521&h=480&bih=1275&biw=2015&q=kingfisher%20bird&ved=2ahUKEwiRyL3Ot8fcAhVm74MKHWEKDls49AMQMyhcMFx6BAgBEF8&iact=mrc&uact=8), so I'm score for the Magpies on this one!  If anyone has an idea for a name, I'm open to suggestions!
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Post by: Moonflame on July 30, 2018 11:24:54 AM

Class: Muggle Studies
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Meant to Bee Wedding Soaps
Project Description: This was a bit of a doozy! I made 79 soaps for some of the favours for my daughter's wedding. They're made with Brambleberry's honey base, and some are scented with pure honey scent, while the others are Oatmeal Milk and Honey. They all smell heavenly! I made the stickers on the back using an Avery template, and a bee image I uploaded into the template. The stickers have my daughter's and son-in-law-to-be's names, the wedding date and the message "Meant to Bee." There are 72 in the box. My next project is to make a bunch of lavender soaps. Whew!
Project Pic:



Oh gosh, Jennie, I love the colours on the newest shawl so much!


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 30, 2018 12:25:28 PM
Your soaps are lovely Moonflame!


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Post by: Ant Bee on July 31, 2018 05:25:24 AM
MJ,  why not call it Kingfisher? It looks amazing in those colors, btdubbs! I absolutely love the little pup's head poking up just right behind it, haha, perfection.

Everyone is doing fabulous stuff this term! Sorry I've been a bit MIA, first I was easily distracted by my inability to post pics and then life, the grossly humid and hot weather here,  and the rabbit holes of the internet. But I feel myself coming back to crafty thoughts so hopefully I'll be posting a few soon.

Happy crafting, everyone!


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 31, 2018 10:14:16 AM
~*Headmistress Jennie casts the Homunculus Charm ~ We are here!*~


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 31, 2018 10:27:17 AM
*Quidditch World Cup Quarterfinals Update*
The Quarterfinals of the Quidditch World Cup are halfway through!  Let's check in on the matches...

In Match #9, the Chuddley Cannons are returning to form by losing to the Tutshill Tornados, 15 to 30.

In Match #10, the Wollongong Warriors have just pulled slightly ahead of Puddlemere United, 25 to 15.

In Match #11, the Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers and the Montrose Magpies are neck and neck with 15 points each.

And finally, in Match #12, the Wimbourne Wasps and the Pride of Portree are also tied, 15 to 15. 

But with two weeks to go in this round, anything can happen.  Be sure to get in your Quarterfinals projects before this round closes on August 12th!




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Post by: ErinAquaheart on July 31, 2018 11:19:28 AM
Challenge: Quidditch #9— tutshill tornados
House: Slytherin
Project name: Star swirl
Project description: a watercolor of Teddy Cuddlestuff on a swirly starry background.


Challenge: Quidditch #10—puddlemere united
House: Slytherin
Project name: unicorn watercolor
Project description: I used copious amounts of water to create this unicorn painting


Challenge: Quidditch #12—pride of Portree
House: Slytherin
Project name:merelephant painting
Project description: I feel like watercolor painting is one of my best mediums. This is a watercolor of Teddy Cuddlestuff with a merelephant



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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on July 31, 2018 03:05:02 PM
The colors you used are in my favorite color combo!  It's so pretty!


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Post by: patty_o_furniture on July 31, 2018 08:00:56 PM
Class: Headmistress ~June
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: 20 LB Blanket
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: Ravenclaw and I's bed looks really funny when my side is PILED with blankets.  I love the weight of lots of blankets, even in the summer.  Saw the idea online that people are using blankets weighted with beads for extra pressure for those who are autistic or the like, helps them calm down.  But I thought I would love the weight, so wanted to make myself one.  Great idea right, don't have to pay for a store one when I'm a craftster?  ... OH! Those squares went on and on and on of sewing, and trying to lift 20 pounds to the sewing machine and keep those polypellets in! I'm truly happy to be done with it!  I love this blanket though, so comforting and snuggly soft.  Buut, now Slytherin is begging for her own--see she won't get out from under mine.  So I'm probably doomed to make another.   
Project Picture:


Class:  Headmistress ~July
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Scratch Ice Cream Sundae
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455545.msg5498090#msg5498090
Brief Description: Ravenclaw had an infinitely bad day and needed a pick-me-up.  So I went to town to make him some fancy ice cream sundaes.  Bowl, Ice Cream, Chocolate Syrup, Whipped Cream, and Sprinkles all homemade.  I put a bunch of other toppings out for a whole ice cream buffet... even an infinite assortment of sprinkles! 
Project Picture:



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 01, 2018 08:58:32 AM
A new Headmistress Challenge has been posted!


Sorting Hat Challenge
August 1-31

While still alive they did divide
Their favourites from the throng,
Yet how to pick the worthy ones
When they were dead and gone?

'Twas Gryffindor who found the way,
He whipped me off his head
The founders put some brains in me
So I could choose instead!

Now slip me snug about your ears,
I've never yet been wrong,
I'll have a look inside your mind
And tell where you belong!

The Sorting Hat is an indispensable part of Hogwart's tradition.  Ever since Godric Gryffindor removed the hat from his own head, and enchanted it to sort students into Houses based on the Founder's favorite qualities, it has resided in the Headmaster's (or Headmistresses!) Office, where it works on a new song for each year's Sorting.  For this challenge, please channel your inner Sorting Hat, by sorting or organizing something around your home, OR craft something inspired by a song!


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Post by: Audania1 on August 01, 2018 12:36:30 PM
I love that weighted blanket! I've been meaning to make one but just haven't gotten around to it. Great job!!


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 01, 2018 01:06:32 PM
The Iron Chef Hogwarts Challenge for July is now CLOSED. The secret ingredient for August is...

MINT!


Whip up a summer salad with this Lemon Mint Dressing (https://ifoodreal.com/lemon-mint-dressing/), or blend together this Matcha Mint Smoothie Bowl (https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2018/05/matcha-mint-smoothie-bowl.html). Maybe even drizzle your ice cream with a little Mint Syrup (https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/dessert/ice-cream/mint-syrup-for-vanilla-ice-cream.html).


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 01, 2018 01:16:35 PM
Awesome NEWT work, patty_o! And can't wait to see your zombie flamingos!!

OWLs and NEWTs Updated!!


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Post by: noodle-bug on August 01, 2018 03:17:45 PM
Challenge: head July
House: ravenclaw
Project: light grey facecloth
Using left over yarn to make an infinitely reusable face cloth


Challenge: Quidditch 9 chuddley cannons
House: ravenclaw
 Project: Baby cardi
This fair isle yarn makes sprinkles of polka dots all in its own!


Challenge: Quid 10 puddlesmere united
House: ravenclaw
Project: dark grey face cloth
I'll wet it before I use it!!


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Post by: noodle-bug on August 03, 2018 10:46:51 AM
Sorry I've been too busy to comment much lately - teacher training is incredibly time consuming!! I'm checking in they few days though and always love seeing new projects  ;D

Class: Appirition
House: ravenclaw
Project: pink bloomers
No one, especially not a baby, wants to splinch their butt!


Class: charms
House: ravenclaw
Project: dyed papers
I used watered down paint to dye these, thinking they'd work as origami papers - but actually I've changed my mind about the project I wanted to do so these will go into my paper stock for now


Class: potions
House: ravenclaw
Project: pirate dinosaur
My dino-gnome fell over and broke an eye off  - so I used Fimo (a paste like substance before baking) to turn him into a pirate-dino! I also fixed some magnets to his feet so that he won't fall again ;)


Challenge: Quid 12 pride of portree
House: ravenclaw
Project: visible mending
These days my most common craft is knitting, but my first craft, and still one of my strongest, is embroidery. Especially cross stitch, which my Grandma taught me when I was wee and always reminds me of her. I used crossstitches to do some Middkiffsjoy-style visible mending on my dungarees


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 03, 2018 11:35:53 AM
OMG noodle-bug, the dino is adorable!  Also, it seems like you lost a photo on your post.  One for the visible mending. :-*


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Post by: noodle-bug on August 03, 2018 02:35:21 PM
Oops, thanks Jennie!


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Post by: noodle-bug on August 06, 2018 02:04:04 AM
Class: divination
House: ravenclaw
Project: window frames
These internal frames are simple but very useful (for, e.g. Keeping window in place!). A friend made me a jig then I cut these from mdf (don't worry, the middle bits will be used elsewhere, not just wasted!!) and sealed them


Challenge: floo moominvalley
House: ravenclaw
Project: more visible mending!
I've patched these jeans before but the worn but keeps extending so I keep adding to them! You can just about see where some of the stitches are gone over twice, and where the denim I'm using to patch with changes to a new piece! the new bit is in the top left of the photo


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Post by: noodle-bug on August 06, 2018 02:13:21 AM
New Floo!

This week we are in...
A Pizza Parlour
Pizza really is the best. My favorite thing about it is that you can make it whatever you want - thin base (always), thick or stuffed crust, anything from a huge range of toppings (tip - replace the tomato sauce with a thin layer of pesto. happy days!). It's completely customisable to be whatever you want.
For this challenge, take free choice and craft whatever you want!


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Post by: noodle-bug on August 06, 2018 03:47:48 AM
Public shoutout to the wonderful Antbee!  She's sent me this gorgeous book of Beatrix Potter knitting patterns - it arrived with my parents a couple of weeks ago and they brought it down when they visited yesterday, mum and I loved going through the patterns because we both love Beatrix  Potter :) we used to go on hold to the Lake District most years when I was little, and we'd always hit all the BP tourist stuff  ;D

I think the first make on my list is this owl sweater for my nephew (suspect I wouldn't persuade my brother to wear the matching men's one, which is fortunate because he's huge and knitting him a jumper would take about 5 years!)


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 06, 2018 06:59:31 AM
Those sweaters are so cute noods!  Can't wait to see the one you make your nephew.  :)


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Post by: FiberAlchemist on August 06, 2018 09:22:48 AM

The new issue of Witch Weekly (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5490581#msg5490581) has hit the news stands! Be sure to pick up a copy and see which witch (or wizard) has been named Witch of the Week!


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 06, 2018 01:20:20 PM
Class: Alchemy
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Spicy Zucchini and Cauliflower Rice
Project Page Link: https://divaliciousrecipes.com/spicy-zucchini-cauliflower-rice/
Brief Description: I have found that if I make a vegetable spicy, Mr. Road will eat it. I started with the idea of making spicy zucchini, but when I stumbled across this recipe, and happened to have half a cauliflower in the fridge (babies had cauliflower and apricots last week), I decided to give it a try. However, the cauliflower had a pretty strong scent while cooking, and Mr. Road wouldn't go anywhere near it, spicy or not! But I thought it was delicious!! Very spicy. I halved the amount of spices because I used half a cauliflower and half a zucchini, and threw in some leftover corn on the cob. It was amazing.
Project Picture:



Challenge: Floo Powder: Pizza Parlor
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Say it Don't Spray it Sticker
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: Woohoo! Thanks for the freebie, noodle! :) I made this sticker on my Cricut for Perfectly Bohemian in the Jurassic Park Swap.
Project Picture:



Class: Flying
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Blue Embroidered Mug Rug
Project Page Link: None yet
Brief Description: Also made for Perfectly Bohemian in the Jurassic Park Swap, this mug rug features an embroidered Blue from Jurassic World framed by blue flowers. I underestimated how long this would take me with two babies crawling on me, haha. When it was still a WIP, I took it with me on a work trip to Houston (well, the airport Hyatt anyway). Even with 3-4 hrs uninterrupted stitching time on a plane (both ways), I had to finish it up after I got back home.
Project Pictures:



Here it is as a WIP from my hotel room at the DFW Hyatt:



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Post by: edelC on August 09, 2018 01:04:30 PM
Abbee that embroidery is fabulous

noodle I love the mending, it is great.

Challenge SOAR
House ravenclaw
Project purse, the overall shape of this is a triangle, it has some sashiko stitching on the front



challenge Transfiguration
House ravenclaw
Project: it was time for a new notebook for me, I love the cover fabric and I bound in some lovely scrapbooking paper that I got in a swap here, to cover the individual signatures.


Challenge Quid 10 Puddlemere United
House, ravenclaw
Project: flow painting, needs plenty of water to make the paints flow.


Challenge: Quid 11 Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers
House: ravenclaw
Project: tree pouch


challenge: Headmistress challenge August
House Ravenclaw
Project inspired by Nanny Ogg's hedgehog song,-A little hedgehog broach


Challenge; detention june
House ravenclaw
project: all from stash, a set of cards for a swap. The images from pinterest.



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: noodle-bug on August 10, 2018 02:02:56 AM
Challenge: det aug
House: ravenclaw
 Project: stamped labels
My cousin has her babies! So I stamped up the last of the labels for the knitting I've done her (I always have tea stained tags in stash!) And sent the parcel off :)


Class: MS
House: ravenclaw
Project: cranes batch 1
For my book corner I'm having a 'let your imagination fly' theme, with lots of hanging paper cranes - this is my first batch made and laying flat ready to transport to school!

Challenge: Quid 11 Montrose magpies
House: ravenclaw
Project: paper aeroplane
My first plan was to rig paper planes instead of cranes, but I made these up and set up a few at home to see how they'd look and decided against it. So, more now I have 30 paper planes ready to use should I ever think of a purpose for them!


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 10, 2018 01:42:37 PM
Note from the Headmistress....

Reminder that the Quidditch Quarter Finals end on Sunday, August 12, at midnight, Headmistress time!  (Central Standard Time)  The Semifinals will begin on Monday, August 13th.  After the Headmistress has a few cups of tea. ;)



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Post by: ErinAquaheart on August 10, 2018 02:43:25 PM
Challenge: Quidditch #11 Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers
House: Slytherin
Project name: Tree and vine watercolor bookmarks.
Project description: I watercolored three bookmarks featuring trees and vines



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Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 11, 2018 12:02:37 PM
Challenge: Quidditch - Match #12: Pride of Portree
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Crochet Stitch Markers

Brief Description: Jewelry is definitely one of my top mediums, so I made a set of stitch markers for a friend.  Since it's a friend here on Craftster, I'm posting just a link to the photo.  You guys should appreciate the subject.   ::)
Project Picture: 
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=740068&ppuser=153888


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Post by: jenleahlynn on August 11, 2018 12:32:28 PM
class/challenge-Quidditch #11. Tarapoto Tree-skimmers
house -gryffindor
project-candy bouquet

Our library does lots of craft workshops, and this one was super popular. They had the girl from the florist shop come in to teach us how to arrange the bouquets, and provided all the supplies! love my library. The yellow, orange and red fans have me thinking of fall leaves and trees, but with the candy tucked in I doubt this centerpiece will last long at my house. The base is also made up of boxes of candy.




class/challenge- quidditch #12. Wimbourne Wasps
house- gryffindor
project- etched bottle

Another fun library workship. This is the first time I've tried etching. it was easier than I expected. The hardest part was getting the stencil to lay smoothly on a round bottle. Next time I'll try a flat surface, and maybe a stencil with smaller openings in the pattern. It's hard to see in the picture but it's a large flower with a stem and leaves.
 


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Post by: katiebread on August 12, 2018 05:24:14 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle Studies
SPEW:
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Custom Traveler's Notebook Inserts
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: Muggles and magical folk alike both communicate messages in writing, but magical folk definitely have an advantage. (I really wish I had a Remembrall!) To compensate, I made these custom traveler's notebook inserts in Publisher and stitched them together using this tutorial: http://www.designsponge.com/2013/03/bookbinding-101-five-hole-pamphlet-stitch.html I didn't think it all the way through since I currently don't own a traveler's notebook (it has an elastic band to hold in these pamphlet-style book thingies) and I made them too thick to punch holes for my current planner. Oh well. At least Michael's has a good coupon today!
Project Picture:
  (https://flic.kr/p/28W4NVY)Custom Traveler&#38;#x27;s Notebook Inserts (outside) (https://flic.kr/p/28W4NVY) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://flic.kr/p/28W4Nfu)Custom Traveler&#38;#x27;s Notebook Inserts (inside) (https://flic.kr/p/28W4Nfu) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


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Post by: katiebread on August 12, 2018 05:32:46 AM
OWL PROGRESS, NOT YET COMPLETED
(https://flic.kr/p/28W4Mi9)OWL Progress (https://flic.kr/p/28W4Mi9) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

She has a fin and a belt! What other body embellishments does she need? I'm thinking of gluing or sewing some of the beads from her belt scattered on her tail.

(https://flic.kr/p/28W4LqC)OWL Progress (https://flic.kr/p/28W4LqC) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Messy stitching is messy.  :'(  I'm contemplating some kind of double dorsal fin ruffle thing to hide it but I'm afraid it'll just make it worse.

(https://flic.kr/p/28W4Kgd)OWL progress (https://flic.kr/p/28W4Kgd) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Her face is stripped but I'm using the high humidity here as an excuse not to seal her and paint her yet. (You have to lay down a base coat of a clear sealant so the pencils, paints, and pastels have something to stick to.) I have no excuse for why she's still bald; her head is sitting in her future hair. Wow, that was a weird sentence. ;D Anyway, I need to make her a wig or re-root her but I'm waffling as to which method to use and distracted by other nearly finished projects.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 12, 2018 07:16:23 AM
I posted this in the FB page too, but thought I'd also ask here...  Is there any interest in an HP swap soon?  Back to Hogwarts, I Want to Live in the Burrow, One Awesome HP Thing, etc?


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Post by: FiberAlchemist on August 12, 2018 08:01:48 AM
I posted this in the FB page too, but thought I'd also ask here...  Is there any interest in an HP swap soon?  Back to Hogwarts, I Want to Live in the Burrow, One Awesome HP Thing, etc?

My vote is for One Awesome HP Thing. Not that I wouldn’t join the others, I just like the idea of focusing on one awesome item.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 12, 2018 10:15:47 AM
~*Headmistress Jennie casts the Homunculus Charm ~ We are here!*~


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 12, 2018 10:28:31 AM
*Quidditch World Cup Quarterfinals Update*
The Quarterfinals of the Quidditch World Cup are nearly over!  With just a few hours of play left, let's check in on the matches...

In Match #9, the Chuddley Cannons are returning to form by losing to the Tutshill Tornados, 30 to 45.

In Match #10, the Wollongong Warriors have fallen behind the Puddlemere United, 25 to 60.

In Match #11, the Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers have pulled ahead of the Montrose Magpies 60 to 30.

And finally, in Match #12, the Wimbourne Wasps are down against the Pride of Portree 30 to 60. 

Be sure to get in your Quarterfinals projects before this round closes tonight at midnight, Headmistress Time!  (Central Standard Time)



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: jenleahlynn on August 12, 2018 03:58:04 PM
I posted this in the FB page too, but thought I'd also ask here...  Is there any interest in an HP swap soon?  Back to Hogwarts, I Want to Live in the Burrow, One Awesome HP Thing, etc?

My vote is for One Awesome HP Thing. Not that I wouldn’t join the others, I just like the idea of focusing on one awesome item.

I like the one awesome HP thing as well, but I'm open to any of the swaps


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: patty_o_furniture on August 12, 2018 05:49:48 PM
I've been hoping to see another HP swap soon!   :D
One awesome would be great! But I'd probably go for anything HP swap based lol .... how about: Fill a flat rate? Fantastic Beast themed? Maybe something different like a 12 days -- oh maybe a 7 books, one item from each book?  Um... Hmm... yep anything would be good.  

Class: Floo Powder Pizza Parlour
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name:  Monster Post Its
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description:  Post It notes MY way!  Saw this idea online and wanted to try it out.  Keeping this idea for making teacher appreciation gifts this year!
Project Picture:


Class: Quidditch 10 ~ Wollongong Warriors
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Starry Night Stone
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455622.0
Brief Description: Using a strong stone I painted a Van Gogh scene for an art abandonment project.
Project Picture:


Class: Quidditch 11 ~ Tarapoto Tree-skimmers
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name:  Organic Balloon Vine
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description:  Made a balloon garland in the shape of a vine to climb at the wall at a ladies getaway night. Perfect backdrop to the refreshment table decorated with leafy greens and calming flowers.
Project Picture:




Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: FiberAlchemist on August 12, 2018 05:57:03 PM
I've been hoping to see another HP swap soon!   :D
One awesome would be great! But I'd probably go for anything HP swap based lol .... how about: Fill a flat rate? Fantastic Beast themed? Maybe something different like a 12 days -- oh maybe a 7 books, one item from each book?  Um... Hmm... yep anything would be good.


OOOhhhh... 7 books swap. Love that idea.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: edelC on August 13, 2018 03:15:40 AM
Any HP swap is good for me. I've been collecting hp merchandise in anticipation of the next one. But please don't close signups without me. I'm in the airport heading to Spain for a week long clowning course. I think i probably need my head examined- I'm a ball of anxiety (and I never get anxious with travel) this is my first big solo trip. Aarrgghh


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 13, 2018 06:50:47 AM
Any HP swap is good for me. I've been collecting hp merchandise in anticipation of the next one. But please don't close signups without me. I'm in the airport heading to Spain for a week long clowning course. I think i probably need my head examined- I'm a ball of anxiety (and I never get anxious with travel) this is my first big solo trip. Aarrgghh

Edel darling, I freakin' LOVE you.  Have a wonderful time in your clowning course.  We won't close signups without you, since we haven't even picked a theme yet!  :-*


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Post by: Moonflame on August 13, 2018 06:53:35 AM
I'd be interested in a swap! I'm just trying to get through this wedding (on the 18th) and then life will be a little more sane.


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 13, 2018 07:14:28 AM
While I'm always interested in an HP swap, I'm not sure I will join. It's a little harder for me to meet deadlines these days, especially for a larger swap.

That being said...I do like the 7 books idea...


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 13, 2018 07:51:18 AM
The Quarterfinals of the Quidditch World Cup is now over! 

An announcement of the winning teams, and the opening of the Semifinal Round will happen later today.  Stay tuned to the Wizarding Wireless Network for all your Quidditch World Cup Coverage! 


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 13, 2018 09:34:53 AM
*Quidditch World Cup Quarterfinals Results*
The Quarterfinals of the Quidditch World Cup are over!  This past 4 weeks of play saw 24 projects posted, for a total of 79 Quidditch projects so far this season!

In Match #9, the Chuddley Cannons have lost their earlier momentum, ultimately losing to the Tutshill Tornados, 30 to 45.

In Match #10, in a touch and go game, the Wollongong Warriors were soundly defeated by Puddlemere United, losing 40 to 60.

In Match #11, the Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers continued their winning streak, trouncing the Montrose Magpies 75 to 30.

And finally, in Match #12, the Wimbourne Wasps were routed by the ever-popular Pride of Portree 30 to 60. 

That means the teams advancing to the Semifinals are:
Tutshill Tornados
Puddlemere United
Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers
Pride of Portree



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 13, 2018 10:09:10 AM
The Semifinals of the Quidditch World Cup have now begun!  In the Semifinal round we have 4 teams, going head to head, over the next 3 weeks.  Just like during the last round, you may choose 1 team from each individual match, meaning that you can complete up to 2 projects.  You are welcome to participate in the Quarterfinals, even if you did not participate in Round 1 or 2.  As always, each project is worth 15 points, and you can earn an additional 10 point bonus for SPEW projects.

*Semifinal Matches*
August 13 - September 2

#13. Tutshill Tornados vs. Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers
Tutshill Tornados - Tutshill is the childhood home of famous biographer J. K. Rowling. Pleas craft something inspired by your childhood home!
Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers - Tarapoto is the only non-British team to have made it though to the semi-finals, well done them! In honor of their accomplishment, please craft something foreign to you by using a new-to-you skill or technique.


#14. Puddlemere United vs. Pride of Portree
Puddlemere United - Puddlemere is unplottable (though many suspect it lays on the river Piddle) - please craft something which has made you lose the plot.  That is, something you have found difficult to make!
Pride of Portree - Portree is on the Hebridian island of Skye, off the coast of Scotland, which is famous for it's beautiful wildlife. Please craft something wild, free and unconstrained by a pattern to follow!



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Post by: FiberAlchemist on August 13, 2018 10:48:35 AM

The new issue of Witch Weekly (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5490581#msg5490581) has hit the news stands! Be sure to pick up a copy and see which witch (or wizard) has been named Witch of the Week!


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Post by: katiebread on August 13, 2018 12:33:50 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Care of Magical Creatures
SPEW: NICU in Petersburg, VA
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Serendipitous Stripes baby blanket
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: I mail these 25x31 inch blankets to a nurse who works in this NICU. I asked her if they kept the blankets there or gave them to the families. She said they gave them to the families, who love them. Therefore, I am submitting this one under the "causes giddiness" part of the prompt. I'm glad my blankets are part of happy homecomings!
Project Picture: (https://flic.kr/p/29Zu88o)Serendipitous Stripes Baby Blanket (https://flic.kr/p/29Zu88o) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


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Post by: imera on August 13, 2018 02:21:40 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Study of Ancient Runes
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: My “What to Craft” Decision Wheel
Project Page Link (if available): link to craftster page (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455677.0)
Brief Description: A wheel to help me decide what to do. I've used things I only have at home, which surprises me, but not tat much seeing as I've got a lot of craft supplies (and other things). For this project I've used a circle, lines and triangles (even though it's slightly bed at one side)
Project Picture:


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 15, 2018 07:36:13 AM
Yay! Thanks for WotW, Fiber! :)

A couple more projects to turn in...

Class: Arithmancy
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Dyed Dress for a Wedding
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: My cousin is getting married this weekend and I found a dress I really liked at TJ Maxx for $7!! The only problem - it was white. Ugh. Well, nothing a little dye can't fix, right? Because of the blend of fibers on this dress, I used RIT (Pearl Gray) to do a stove-top dye bath. I was nervous that the color would be too light so I ended up using the whole bottle. It came out more periwinkle than gray, but hey, at least it's not white!
Project Picture:

I forgot to take a before picture, but found one of the dress online:



Here's my altered version:



Class: DADA
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Light Side or Dark Side Twin Tees
Project Page Link: N/A
Brief Description: Inspired by Lothruin's Knitted Star Wars Scarves (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455421.0), I made t-shirts for my daughters - one with the rebel alliance symbol and one with the symbol for the galactic empire. The HTV and shirts are both flexible materials, and who wears which shirt changes depending on how they are behaving, allowing for flexibility in the wearing as well. ;)
Project Picture:



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Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 15, 2018 10:49:54 AM
Abbee, the dress came out GREAT! 

Now I have to ask though, which twin is the Light Side and which is the Dark Side?!?!  ;)


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Post by: Moonflame on August 15, 2018 01:07:36 PM
Wedding is this Saturday, and I'm getting things finished up!

Class: Arithmancy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Flower Garlands
Project Description: My daughter and I bought A TON of fake cherry blossoms as well as some other flowers and I spent the next several weeks adapting them to our purpose by beheading them, and then stringing the flowers onto fishing line and hot-gluing each into place. With some of the larger ones, I tried sewing through the petals a few extra times so I wouldn't have to glue them. Whew! We're going to hang them from the trees at the groom's grandparents' house for the reception. These are hanging out in the basement while they wait, and I have three more hangers-full upstairs that I'm not bothering to move down there since the day is nearly at hand. I really am not sure how I'm going to transport them, but I'll jump off that bridge when I get to it.
Project Pic:

Class: Flying
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Lavender Swirl Wedding Soaps
Project Description: Well this is definitely a project that has been weighing me down. First I made those bee soaps (I think I ended up with 79 after making a few extras from cut up ends) and then I made these lavender swirls, and I somehow ended up with 79 of these as well. As I was shooting for 75 of each, I'm happy.
Project Pic:


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 15, 2018 02:30:18 PM
Now I have to ask though, which twin is the Light Side and which is the Dark Side?!?!  ;)

Haha...well, I thought for sure Ruby would be dark and Rosie light, but lately Rosie has been the much more devious of the two. Ruby is far more straightforward in her rebelliousness. So, yea, Ruby is the rebel, Rosie is with the Empire. At least for now. ;)


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Post by: jenleahlynn on August 15, 2018 05:26:49 PM
moonflame - I love the idea of the garlands in the trees. that will be so pretty for a wedding


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Post by: Audania1 on August 15, 2018 09:21:02 PM
That dress is gorgeous!

And I love those lavender soaps! You could totally send some my way. I wouldn't complain *coughcough*

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Post by: WhistleFish on August 16, 2018 08:51:50 PM
*Peeks head in, looks around*

The long, lost Gryffindor Whistlefish returns!

She has been taking many semesters off to travel the world! (Just kidding, it hasn't been quite that glamorous. I've been house buying, moving, starting a new blog, quit my job, making and having baby #2...)

I just read all 28 pages of this semester's work. I'm all caught up and to show I mean business, I'll even submit some homework.

Class: Alchemy
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Mini Book of Quotes Pages
Brief Description: I found this teeny, tiny notebook at Target and knew instantly I wanted to make teeny tiny layouts. Of what? Who knows. Until now...a little book of quotes from my commonplace book. This is perfect for my alchemy homework because you can definitely see the defined layers of paper that go into the layout.
Project Picture: (Sorry for the sideways pictures. Not quite sure how to fix that.)





Ahhh yes. Feels good to be back. Always like coming home. <3


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Post by: Moonflame on August 16, 2018 09:17:23 PM
Thanks Jen and Audania! I may well have lavender soaps left over ^_^

HI WHISTLEFISH! Love the cute pages!!

Got another thing done because I had to. It's good to have an excuse to craft at this time!

Class: history of Magic
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Sakura Pendant
Project description: This pendant is made using Fimo effect polymer clay, microbeads, glitter, and UV resin. The clay changed from soft to hard when baked, and the UV resin changed from liquid to solid when cured! I made this to wear with my grey dress to my daughter's wedding. (Her palette is grey, sage, and lavender and she has a cherry blossom theme going on for the reception, as you may have noticed with all the strung flowers. ^_^
Project Pic:



Challenge: Detention in teh Dungeons - August - Alter something to better suit your needs
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: The Gown of Despair
Project Description: Because I didn't have enough stress (interfaith marriage - groom is Catholic and my daughter is Buddhist - and yeah, TBD if this is still happening considering the crap that just got pulled these last couple of days, because though I say interfaith, she's been bending over backwards to accommodate them, and is getting completely S**t on in return when she wants her own little ceremony, groom and his parents excepted - they're trying to be cool about it. The priest started to be, but then told groom he can't say the Buddhist vows - cuz compassion, harmony - who wants that? And we're not talking about this happening at the church - this is completely separate. I'm getting really disillusioned - ugh - sorry, I'll stop.) my dd's Maid of Honour was out of town for two weeks as soon as her dress arrived, and got back yesterday. She went to our library with her dress today because there are 3 ladies that volunteer to do alterations on Thursdays, but only one lady was there today, and she turned her away because "her sewing machine couldn't handle such thin material" ????!?!?!? To prove her point, she pulled away the outer gauzy layer and CUT A SLASH ON THE FRONT OF THE DRESS! WTF? I mean, we could have made it work with the girl just holding up her skirt until that happened. So tonight, I got to spend all night shortening the dress by hemming both the heavy inner layer and the gauzy outer layer. Yay. Not scary at all.   ::) And like, who needs to spend time with my sis and nieces who just arrived?  ??? Do I sound bitter?  I'll try not to vent any more. I'm sorry. I usually try to see the best in things. I think I just hit my limit today. If my daughter even wanted a big wedding this might have been a little more tolerable, but she didn't, and neither did we, and I will forever be the biggest advocate in the world for eloping.
Project Pic:


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 17, 2018 06:28:21 AM
Welcome back Whistlefish!  Your Gryffie friends missed you.  :D


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Post by: jellybean89 on August 17, 2018 07:01:34 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Defense Against the Dark Arts
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Crochet Fish Hats
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For DADA, I crocheted flexible fish hats using this pattern (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-fish-hat).
Project Picture:
   



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfiguration
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: R.O.U.S.
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For Transfiguration, I used this pattern (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/peachy-the-rat) to crochet a Rodent Of Unusual Size (R.O.U.S. - from The Princess Bride). Following the pattern involved a great deal of accuracy to make sure it looked like a rat when I was done. :D
Project Picture:


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 17, 2018 10:22:31 AM
Hang tough, Moonflame!! Nothing like a wedding to bring out the worst in people, right? Ugh. I'm sorry for all the drama. But on the bright side, your work for it is beautiful. I hope all the negativity floats away for the big day. :)

Yay, Whistlefish!! :D

Love the fish hats, jellybean!


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on August 17, 2018 11:36:48 AM
What a beautiful pendant!


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Post by: WhistleFish on August 17, 2018 08:14:55 PM
Hey Moonflame! Nice to see you again!
I can’t believe the drama with that dress! I’d be livid! Who does that?! The dress turned out really good if it’s any consolation. Also….eloping. Totally wish I would have saved myself the headache and done that.  ;)

Thank you Mistress Jennie!  ;D

Jellybean89 I LOVE those hats! Is the pattern only for children? My FIL is a silly, fish-loving man and I think he’d totally wear one.

Hi Abbeeroad!


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Post by: jellybean89 on August 18, 2018 05:36:11 AM
Jellybean89 I LOVE those hats! Is the pattern only for children? My FIL is a silly, fish-loving man and I think he’d totally wear one.

Thanks! The pattern says it has 2 sizes (toddler & adult), but they're made the same - they just use different hook sizes: H hook for toddler (18" head) & I hook for adult (22" head).

Mine fit an adult - I held 2 strands of yarn together (Lion Brand Mandala, DK weight) and an I hook for one hat & a J hook for the other. (The one made with the J hook is on the left & is a little larger.)


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Post by: FiberAlchemist on August 20, 2018 09:27:43 AM

The new issue of Witch Weekly (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5490581#msg5490581) has hit the news stands! Be sure to pick up a copy and see which witch (or wizard) has been named Witch of the Week!


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 20, 2018 12:25:53 PM
Off topic, but I'm considering doing a Strawberry themed swap soon.  Here's the interest thread:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455746.0

And no, I haven't forgotten about the possible HP swap soon.  I'm thinking I'm going with the One Awesome HP Thing idea.  It's been a while since we did a round of that one, plus, after 7 years of the Back to Hogwarts Swap, I think it might be nice to do something different this fall.  Change can be good for the soul! 


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Post by: jellybean89 on August 20, 2018 12:47:01 PM
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/149991_28Sep17_WitchWeekly.jpg

The new issue of Witch Weekly (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5490581#msg5490581) has hit the news stands! Be sure to pick up a copy and see which witch (or wizard) has been named Witch of the Week!

Thank you! :D


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Post by: WhistleFish on August 21, 2018 08:06:05 PM
Congrats on Witch Weekly Jellybean89! Those cute hats are definitely worthy. :)

Mistress Jennie - A strawberry themed swap sounds so cute! I'm definitely game for an HP swap though. ;)

And....here's my project dump from the past week or two. Go Gryffindor!
P.S. Anyone know how to make non-sideways photos?

Class: Apparation
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Hippogriff Hat
Brief Description: Okay, so maybe this hat isn't really made from a Hippogriff but it is seriously the thickest, warm hat. And thick is good because hopefully it'll help me from splinch my head when apparating. (Note...the dog attacked my hat the very next morning. I suppose he doesn't like Hippogriffs. Ugh. RIP pom pom. I don't have enough yarn to make another either. Boo!)
Project Picture:



Class: Arithmancy
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Captain America Layout
Brief Description: My husband and I are making our way through the Marvel Cinematic Universe in order. I'm documenting our watching in a Traveler's notebook, making a layout for each movie/season. For this Captain America layout I had to adapt the sizing and orientation of the “filmstrip” to work with my project.
Project Picture:


Class/Challenge: Care of Magical Creatures

House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Freezer Chicken and Adobo Enchiladas
Project Page Link: Link to recipe (https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/freezer-chicken-and-adobo-enchiladas/1e6c5d5a-93a4-4205-951e-a38d1883ea55)
Brief Description: I'm not much of a cook and even I couldn't mess these up. They were delicious and definitely caused giddiness on my husband's part because when he came home last Friday there was actual food cooking. I was so pleased with myself. They were so so so good.
Project Picture: I just took a picture of one enchilada. I was SO excited to eat them I didn't take a before picture and there were only two left over by the time we were done. :D


Class: Charms

House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Iron Man Layout
Brief Description: At first glance you would wonder how a scrapbook page incorporates water but let me assure you it did! I used a scrapbook "spritzer" ink for the red on the yellow page except the sprayer was broken so I opened the vial so I could "flick" the ink onto the page. Well, you can imagine how that went: hands, paper, bathroom counter, bathroom floor all covered in red ink. So yes...much water was used in the clean up process of making this page.
Project Picture:


Class/Challenge: Quidditch - Point for Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Luna's Puff Stitch Hat
Brief Description: I've never created anything with a Puff Stitch before but it looked so cute and was pretty easy to catch onto.  I loved the hat so much I promptly made one for myself. (This one was for Luna)
Project Picture:


Class: Study of Ancient Runes
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Agent Carter Layout
Brief Description: Another page for my Marvel book. :) Inspired by the Deathly Hallows I used circles in my layout. Agent Carter can be pretty stealthy at times, seamlessly blending in… Almost like she was wearing an invisiblity cloak. &#128521;
Project Picture:


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Post by: jellybean89 on August 22, 2018 07:16:06 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch - Match #13, Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Italian Rice Bowls
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For this quidditch match, I tried something new while making Italian Rice Bowls (https://www.centercutcook.com/italian-rice-bowls/) (a new recipe!) for dinner. I'd honestly never cut up a bell pepper before, but the recipe calls for a red bell pepper to be cut into long thin strips (julienned). I used this tutorial (https://www.finecooking.com/article/knife-skills-a-quick-way-to-cut-a-bell-pepper) to learn how to do it & it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. :)

Ingredients:
  • 2-3 cups cooked rice (I made ~4 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian Chicken Sausage, sliced into bite sized pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (I used ~0.5 tsp)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (I used less - I didn't measure it)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (I probably used less - I didn't measure)
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 4 green onions, sliced (I didn't use any - I forgot to buy them!)
  • 2 carrots, julienned (I cut up 3)
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced (I used a jar of sliced mushrooms, because that's what I had in my cupboard)
  • for balsamic glaze: 1 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/4 cup brown sugar (I used a premade glaze)

Directions:
  • Cook rice according to package directions.
  • To make the balsamic glaze: combine the vinegar and brown sugar in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, then bring to a boil the reduce heat and simmer on low until the glaze has reduce by half. This should take about 15-20 minutes. You should be left with syrup-like consistency.
  • In a large non-stick skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken sausage and sauté until it starts to brown. Remove the Italian chicken sausage from the pan cover with foil, and set aside.
  • Add a bit more oil if necessary, then add in red bell pepper strips, carrots, and mushrooms and sauté for about 6 minutes, then add in the green onions and cook for a few minutes longer. Return the sausage to the pan and season everything with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (more or less to taste) and about 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning.
  • To serve:Place about 1/2 cup rice in the bottom of a bowl. Top with the meat and veggie mixture, then drizzle some of the balsamic glaze on top.

Project Picture:


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 22, 2018 03:33:34 PM
Challenge: Quidditch #13 Tarapoto Tree Skimmers
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Tapestry Crochet Swatch & Graphghan Pattern

Brief Description: I've decided to embark on a new mission to learn to crochet graphghans.  I want to create one for a friend's wedding, so I used a youtube tutorial to do a practice swatch (first pic), and then went about making the much more complicated and intense graph for the afghan.  Each one feels like a partial project to me, so even though they each took several hours, I'm submitting them together.  The practice swatch taught me a lot, and I'm so glad I did that before jumping into a real afghan!    
Project Picture:





OWL Subject & Option(if available): Charms
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name:  Haunted Mansion Graphghan

Brief Description:  In order to earn my OWL in Charms, I'm going to be studying the Confundus charm, by diving into the confusing world of graphghans.  The finished afghan is for my hair stylist, who is a Disney fanatic, and is just the cutest thing on two feet.  She & her fiancee decided to both change their names when they marry, and they are going with Gracey, which is the last name of the fictional owner of the Haunted Mansion.  How cute is that?!?!  I next see her on Sept 22, for a trim, and I want to have this done by then, even though her wedding isn't until October.  That gives me exactly 4 weeks.  The pattern was created by me in stitchfiddle, and is 175 stitches wide x 188 rows tall.  The face is black, on a purple background, but the eyes need to be white, so I'm going to have to figure out how to work in a 3rd color in a technique that calls for just two.  For the yarn I'm using Red Heart Supersaver in Orchid & Black, and a stash skein of Caron Simply Soft in Ivory.  I wish I could have gotten some better yarn for it, but none of the stores in town had enough of a better purple and black.  I printed my graph, and printing on size 'medium' it was 20 pages that had to be cut and taped together!  It's now laid out on my cutting table in my studio.  I started today, and have gotten through 6 rows so far.  Nearly all of which has been just background color.  Let's see what happens when the image starts to take shape...  Wish me luck!



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Post by: edelC on August 23, 2018 12:32:38 PM
Just running in quickly to say that the HP neck cooler things (I have no idea what they are called) from last year's HP meetup in universal studios in Florida, are still working magic. This is me today in Barcelona. With lots of new hair btw!

On top of a bus, and with a HP tee


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Post by: Ant Bee on August 23, 2018 02:45:18 PM
Lookin' good, Edel!


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Post by: underthemountain on August 23, 2018 04:42:05 PM
Hi Edel!  You're looking great!  :)

Hope it's okay if I post a pic of my little Slytherin with her new HP tie!  We were at Universal Orlando last week.


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Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on August 23, 2018 08:33:16 PM
EdelC, you look great!


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 24, 2018 07:27:43 AM
Gryffindor colors look good on you, Edel! ;) And yay for lots of hair!

Lana is a Slytherin!?! Haha...She looks dangerous with that wand! :)


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 24, 2018 07:34:42 AM
Good luck with the Graphghan, Jennie! I added your OWL to the OWL post. :)


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 24, 2018 12:02:16 PM
Challenge: Floo - Pizza Parlour
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Mountain Stream Shawl

Pattern Link:  https://tahkistacycharles.com/product/free-patterns/simple-crocheted-shawl-in-navajo/
Brief Description:  My darling pottermouth tempted me into a yarn sale, where I picked up 4 skeins of Tahki Yarns Navajo, in Mountain Stream.  I had seen this pattern on their site, and liked it's simplicity.  It only called for 3 skeins, but I ordered 4 to be on the safe side.  As I started working on it, I decided it would be nice for my MIL, and decided to make it a Christmas present for her.  She's quite tall (well, much taller than me) at 5'8"-5'9", and broad in the shoulders.  When I got to the end of 3 skeins, it was NO WHERE NEAR big enough for me, let alone her, so I kept going.  The 4th skein still left if barely big enough for me, so I ordered 2 more skeins, and this is the result.  The pattern called for 33 rows, but I ended up doing 50 rows, using 5.5+ skeins, ending on a granny row, rather than the plain dc row called for, and then did a row of picot along the outer edge, and a row of sc along the top edge to reinforce it.  It's now a nice big cozy wrap for my MIL to snuggle in while reading her kindle during the cold winters in IL.  Plus, I have a present done 4 months early!
Project Picture:



Advanced Studies Friday
Spent some time yesterday working on my new OWL, and was shocked at how much I got done.  I'm about 17 or 18 rows in, out of 188.


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Post by: patty_o_furniture on August 26, 2018 12:44:44 PM
Class: Charms
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Mermaids
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455819.0
Brief Description: These mermaids are painted with their bodice and tails looking like waves of the water. 
Project Picture:



Class: DADA
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Balloon Animals
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: Made these balloon animals out of twisting and bending the balloons.  One for the PTA table "whooo should join?" and one for a friend's son who just returned after a two year mission.
Project Picture:




Class: Iron Chef - Mint
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Cafe Rio Mint Limeade
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: Delicious limade, I almost drank the whole thing myself, copycat of a drink you can get at a local fast food place.


For the Syrup
1 3/4 cups white sugar
2 cups water
2-3 sprigs fresh mint (just mint, not peppermint or spearmint)

For the Limeade
1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
8-10 cups cold water
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
Ice

For the Garnishes
Fresh mint sprigs
Fresh lime slices
1/2 cup sugar + freshly grated zest of 1 lime combined (for sugaring the rims of the glasses)

Combine the syrup ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and strain the mint leaves. Allow to cool at room temperature or place in the refrigerator. The syrup can be made a few days ahead of time.
When ready to serve, place the chopped mint leaves in the bottom of the serving pitcher. Add the syrup, freshly squeezed lime juice, and 8 cups of cold water. Taste and add additional water to taste (if necessary). If serving over ice, you might want to make it a bit sweeter than you would normally like to account for the dilution from the melted ice.
To make the lime sugar for the rims of the glasses, mix the zest of one lime with 1/2 cup sugar. Using a damp paper towel, wipe around the rim of each glass and then invert the glass into the lime sugar. Carefully fill the sugar-rimmed glasses with ice cubes and pour the limeade into the glasses to serve.

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Class: Quidditch #13 ~ Tutshill Tornados
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Picket
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: My childhood home had the traditional white picket fence around it.  I used it as inspiration to make this painted Picket Bowtruckle ornament!
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Class: Quidditch #14 ~ Pride of Portree
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name:
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: Made these pen wands with paint and hot glue.  You just spread the hot glue all over the pen end to make it look like a handle, no pattern to follow just wild and free.  ....any ideas how to make the paint stick better to the plastic?  I've tried sanding and using plastic spray paint.  Neither was great.
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Class: SoAR
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Hallows Box
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: Found a cool triangle box at the thrift shop that was begging to be a Hallows.  Was a sad green now its beautiful triangle shape standing for the cloak, stone, and wand.
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Post by: jellybean89 on August 26, 2018 06:27:58 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Headmistress Challenge August: Sorting Hat
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Baby Shark Hat
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For this challenge, I was inspired by this song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqZsoesa55w) about sharks to crochet a baby shark hat (http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2013/08/crochet-shark-hat-pattern.html)! :D
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions
SPEW: Mother Bear Project (http://www.motherbearproject.org/)
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Jim Bear
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: To promote healing for Potions class, I crocheted a bear for the Mother Bear Project (an "organization dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children, primarily those affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations, by giving them a gift of love in the form of hand-knit and crocheted bears."). I named him Jim because his outfit reminds me of Star Trek. :)
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Post by: Ant Bee on August 26, 2018 06:36:17 PM
I just wanted to take a minute to apologize to all for my lack of participation this semester- especially to my fellow Slythees.  Things have been quite chaotic here and my crafty mojo definitely took a hit. I do check the board and admire the work submitted but I need to be better about "oohing and ahhing" in actual replies so you can all feel it, too!

Tomorrow I will hopefully upload the two or so projects I've actually managed this term, in the meantime please know that I am admiring you all from this neck of the woods.

All my best,
Ant bee


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Post by: noodle-bug on August 27, 2018 07:32:55 AM
New Floo!!

This week we are in...
Park Guell
Park Guell is one of my favorite places on earth. I went to Barcelona basically because my cousin "suggested" that I spend half my holiday week there instead of staying with her the whole week and I felt like I would be imposing if I didn't go. So I wasn't at all bothered, and I decided when I got off the train to just take my book and sit in the park for the day. Well, it knocked my socks off, the colour and the texture of all Gaudi's architecture bright me so much joy and I proceeded to spend the next 3 days madly running around to see it all.
For this challenge, make something in a colour (or colours) that bring you joy.


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Post by: noodle-bug on August 27, 2018 08:08:26 AM
Okay, I'm about to post a load of projects to do with setting up my classroom book corner, so here is a before photo to give you some context!



Class: arithmancy
House: ravenclaw
Project: poster and recommended slip box
I made a 'Ms Hurst is reading' poster, it's laminated and I'll update the book title throughout the year in dry wipe pen. I also made a 'recommended' section where students and I can recommend books, with slips to explain what we liked about it (and a box to keep the slips in!). These ideas both came out of seeing this website (http://whatimreading.org) which made me think about how I could use my book corner displays to generate conversation about reading, so I adapted the idea of the posters that you can make on that site (I wanted something more reusable!)



Class: CoMC
House: ravenclaw
Project: hanging cranes
They (hopefully) appear to fly, floating in the air


Class: DADA
House: ravenclaw
Project: second batch of cranes
I made these (by bending flexible paper) before I looked properly at my ceiling and raised I wouldn't be able to hang so many! But they are packed away in my storage cupboard, I'm sure I'll find another use for these


Challenge: floo pizza
House: ravenclaw
Project: section labels and bookmark box
I made up labels for the different areas of the book corner (fiction, poetry etc) plus a key to the spine lables that the school puts of all its books.
I also made a box to keep bookmarks in, which I'll keep stocked with those promotional ones you can grab in bookshops for free to try to avoid too many folded corners!



Class: head aug
House: ravenclaw
Project: furniture reshuffle and book organising
I moved around the shelving to separate the book corner from the sink and to create a reading nook. I added a rug and some floor cushions to make it more appealing to sit in too
I also rearranged all the books into reference, fiction, non-fic, poetry etc, and alphabetized /applied the dewery system as appropriate. I took the opportunity to give the shelves a really good clean down too!


Class: transfig
House: ravenclaw
Project: wall letters
Transferring the font I wanted (by tracing off of a computer screen!) Onto left over origami paper required accuracy, as did cutting both the main letters and their backing paper. I tried to clean the wall too, but when I removed the old bluetac it just tore the wallpaper (my classroom is a bit of a derelict outhouse, it's due to be demolished next summer so it's in pretty poor condition - but I'm doing the best I can to get it bright and cheery!).


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Post by: noodle-bug on August 27, 2018 08:25:29 AM
And a couple of unrelated projects:

Challenge: quid 13 Tutshill tornados
House: ravenclaw
Project: lentil soup (https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2155646/lentil-and-bacon-soup) and cornflake cakes
I made the soup adding the pancetta last so that I could add it just to Tom's. I salted mine a little more and garnished with nutritional yeast on top. Terrible picture (tbh, all my food pics are awful because I'm always more concerned with eating it than documenting it!!!)


I also made dark chocolate cornflake cakes for dessert. These always remind me of summer holidays in my childhood kitchen because my dad and I would make them as a treat to share with mum when she got home (my dad teaches in a community college so he was home a lot of the summer holidays and we had the best adventures. One of my favorites was going into his classroom where he would let me help him with displays etc by putting me in charge of laminating which i tight was the coolest thing ever! I've been reliving they a lot this summer!!)

Recipe: melt chocolate. Add cornflakes and stir - keep adding til you can't coat anymore. Spoon out onto graseproof paper and let cool. Whilst cooling, lick the spoon and the bowl!

Challenge: Quid 14 - pride of portree
House: ravenclaw
Project: postcard
No pattern here, just mucking about with wax crayon and watercolors!


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Post by: FiberAlchemist on August 27, 2018 09:20:34 AM

The new issue of Witch Weekly (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5490581#msg5490581) has hit the news stands! Be sure to pick up a copy and see which witch (or wizard) has been named Witch of the Week!


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 27, 2018 09:49:22 AM
Thank you FiberAlchemist!!!


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Post by: edelC on August 27, 2018 11:42:30 AM

 Made these pen wands with paint and hot glue.  You just spread the hot glue all over the pen end to make it look like a handle, no pattern to follow just wild and free.  ....any ideas how to make the paint stick better to the plastic?  I've tried sanding and using plastic spray paint.  Neither was great.


two things you could try, which may or may not work, the problem btw is the intrinsic nature of the plastic.

NB do not do these two together as you will get fire!

1) try briefly flaming the pens, by quickly running the flame of a candle or lighter over the whole surface of the pen. This MAY create active structures on the surface of the pen which will bond the glue better. But you should do the hot glue fairly soon after flaming it-don't leave it overnight!

OR

2) try a solvent wipe, acetone (cheap nail polish) wiped over the surface, let it dry off and the try the hot glue.

Acetone is very flammable so don't do both! or keep the naked flame going when you are using acetone.

Let me know if it works.


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Post by: noodle-bug on August 28, 2018 03:59:11 AM
I posted this in the FB page too, but thought I'd also ask here...  Is there any interest in an HP swap soon?  Back to Hogwarts, I Want to Live in the Burrow, One Awesome HP Thing, etc?

Are you still thinking about this Jennie? I've been pondering it. I'd be into a swap as long as it wasn't too many items (like a one awesome thing, or a ott, or maybe a collection of 3 smalls - something like that). I realise this is the opposite of what a lot of people are saying about the 7 books idea! But I thought I'd chuck my two cents in. Any HPish theme, though you know I particularly dig the burrow swaps!! :D


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Post by: WhistleFish on August 28, 2018 04:01:01 AM
Yes! I could totally do a burrow swap!

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Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 28, 2018 08:19:37 AM
Yep, I posted on the 20th that I hadn't forgotten about an HP Swap.  I was really in need of a happy swap soon (outside of the joy of HP swaps), so I did end up opening signups for my Life is Berry Sweet Strawberry Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455813.0) on Friday.  The signups for that close on the 31st, and I was going to open signups for an HP swap either that day or the next day, just so I wouldn't be getting all the PMs for both swaps at once. 

As I said last Monday, I'm just not up for the Back to Hogwarts this year, which is one of the swaps that require several pieces.  We've done it for 7 years straight, and I think it's time to take a break from it for a while. I know some folks really love it, and I'm not saying I wouldn't do another round at a later date, but I almost feel like we're in an HP swap rut.  There was a discussion on another thread, (possibly on the FOC board?) where someone asked 'Where have all the good swaps gone?'  Basically saying there have been a lot less swaps being posted, so whenever that user checks the swap boards they aren't seeing things they want to sign up for, but in the past they had to limit themselves because there were generally several they wanted to do.  Several other members jumped in to offer some possible explanations, but the one I've really been feeling is stagnation.  Some of our 'yearly traditions' have gone on so long they feel more like chores in some ways, and we're seeing lots of the same items being made over and over in each round of a swap.  So I'm hoping that by changing the routine we could bring some new life into swapping. 

So long story short, I was going to do a One Awesome HP Thing Swap, since it's been quite a while since we did that one.  Then perhaps a new round of I Want to Live in the Burrow in the spring, because I'm guessing folks will still want an HP Ornament Swap for the holidays. 

Thoughts?


Off topic, but I'm considering doing a Strawberry themed swap soon.  Here's the interest thread:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455746.0

And no, I haven't forgotten about the possible HP swap soon.  I'm thinking I'm going with the One Awesome HP Thing idea.  It's been a while since we did a round of that one, plus, after 7 years of the Back to Hogwarts Swap, I think it might be nice to do something different this fall.  Change can be good for the soul! 


I posted this in the FB page too, but thought I'd also ask here...  Is there any interest in an HP swap soon?  Back to Hogwarts, I Want to Live in the Burrow, One Awesome HP Thing, etc?

Are you still thinking about this Jennie? I've been pondering it. I'd be into a swap as long as it wasn't too many items (like a one awesome thing, or a ott, or maybe a collection of 3 smalls - something like that). I realise this is the opposite of what a lot of people are saying about the 7 books idea! But I thought I'd chuck my two cents in. Any HPish theme, though you know I particularly dig the burrow swaps!! :D


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 28, 2018 08:20:36 AM
Yes! I could totally do a burrow swap!

And of course, in the One Awesome Thing, it would be easy to request a Burrow like item.  :)


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Post by: WhistleFish on August 28, 2018 08:26:30 AM
I'm going to do some brainstorming. Maybe we just need to come up with a new HP swap idea all together to shake things up.&#129335;

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Post by: noodle-bug on August 28, 2018 10:50:15 AM
A one awesome thing swap seems great to me :)

 because I'm swapping trans-atlantically, I can only afford to sign up to something I'm really into. Postage costs also pretty much limit me to one item type swaps because whilst i can come up with a postable 3 point make, it's harder to come up with 3 different 1 point makes that are all postable.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: WhistleFish on August 28, 2018 06:04:43 PM
In regards to my previous comment on brainstorming a different HP, I retract my statement. It is hard to find a common idea that crafters of all type can participate in. It would be different if we all did the same kind of craft but we have many different talents and preferences in this group (which makes it so awesome!) The only thing I think could kind of work would be for the "Seven Books" swap someone mentioned.  We could just focus on one book per swap. Like, the first swap would be based out of just HP & Philosopher's Stone and we'd do the second book in a separate swap later on and so on. We could make it OTT or one awesome thing.
I also thought an HP Halloween swap would be neat but I'm not really sure what we would do/make for that.
Sigh. I'm gonna leave it up to the experts and just join in on whatever is decided. Lol! ;D



Mistress Jennie - That Graphghan is gonna be so cool! I’ve always thought those were pretty neat looking! I can’t wait to see the finished project.  P.S. Beautiful shawl! Congrats on Witch Weekly!

edelC - So jealous of you being in Barcelona! Glad you’re staying cool! :)

Underthemountain - Did she get the wand at Ollivanders?! It’s my dream to go and get one there. My daughter now wants to too!

Patty_o_furniture - Pen wands! Brilliant idea!

Jellybean89 - I knew the song before I even clicked on the link...hehe. Perks of having kids I suppose! I think it’s so cute when my daughter sings it that I don’t mind if she keeps on singing and singing.

Noodle-bug - I LOVE all your classroom stuff! I thought maybe I’d go back to school and become a teacher because I absolutely love doing all that type of stuff and I can be very organized...but then I remembered I would also have to teach and it felt less appealing at that point. Lol! Thank you for being a teacher!




Class: Divination
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: #30Lists Notebook Cover
Brief Description: The cover of this notebook is just a component of a much larger project (the #30 Days of Lists book for this September’s listing!). Simple and useful! (Although it appears simple, I assure you I spent waaaaay too long working on this. Finding an appropriate font alone for the lettering took me at least 20 minutes. Lol!)
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Class/Challenge: Floo Powder Challenge - Park Guell
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: #30Lists Title Page
Brief Description: For this entire project/book I’m basically using the same set of scrapbook papers. For this page I used little scraps for the title which are beautiful, colorful watercolor-y designs and that definitely brings me joy.
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Post by: noodle-bug on August 28, 2018 11:37:07 PM
also have to teach

Wait, WHAT??????


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Post by: gaudiknight on August 29, 2018 12:57:44 PM
I'm back!  It's been a busy end of summer with travels, preparing for students to return, and my house trying to fall down around me, so I don't have much to show for my absence, but I'm hoping I can finish the semester strong in September.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Pukifee Stars Dress
Brief Description: We've got a metalic sash and some extra stars thrown in for good measure.

(https://flic.kr/p/29tJUdN)
225 (https://flic.kr/p/29tJUdN) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Pukipuki Stars
Brief Description: Inspired by the diminutive size of fairies (and using fabric given to me years ago by Katiebread)

(https://flic.kr/p/NrEbMf)
020a (https://flic.kr/p/NrEbMf) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr


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Post by: WhistleFish on August 29, 2018 06:30:23 PM

Class/Challenge:
Transfiguration
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: “Which Way?” HP Digital Drawing
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455854.0
Brief Description: I’ve been wanting to practice my digital drawing more and when I was perusing Pinterest I came across a photo of one of those popular HP direction signs and thought it was perfect for this prompt! Arrows! Accuracy! Complicated design! (The complicated part is all the different layers of this drawing, plus...drawing in general. Drawing does not come super naturally to me. I redraw things many times.)
Project Picture:


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 30, 2018 06:39:06 AM
Your drawing came out BEAUTIFULLY WhistleFish!


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Post by: Ant Bee on August 30, 2018 10:06:47 AM
Finally I am able to turn in some projects. I was originally stumped by the photo hosting issues and then things just got away from me. Here we go:

Class/Challenge/House Pride: House Unity
SPEW: n/a.
House: Slytherin
Project Name: 2 Yellow Coasters
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: These bright yellow coasters reflect the yellow of Hufflepuff House to which my husband belongs. I am using one pic for the lot but two are being turned in with this prompt. When I first started making these they took a bit over 15 minutes to work up, hence 2 make a half-hour project (with weaving ends, finishing.)
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
SPEW: n/a.
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Yellow Coasters
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: Something I find relaxing is working with yarn. These crochet coasters are a perfect summer take-a-long project because the supplies can fit right in my purse and I can work on things whenever the feeling arises. For this assignment I am posting the second set of 2 all yellow coasters.
Project Picture: (See House Unity Above)

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Detention: June
SPEW: n/a.
House: Slytherin
Project Name: 3 Yellow and white coasters
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: All of the coasters I am making this term are from my stash Lily Sugar ‘n’ Creme yarns. For this prompt I am turning in 3 yellow and white coasters seen in the pic above as, the more I make the faster I am and now they take about 10 minutes each to work up (with end weaving, etc.) 
Project Picture: (See photo above.)


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Flying
SPEW: n/a.
House: Slytherin
Project Name: 3 Pink and white Coasters
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: While riding over 3 hours state-to-state in a muggle car I worked on these coasters for something to keep my hands too busy to keep snacking. (It’s a struggle, I do love snacks! That’s one reason I usually travel by broom- not so easy to get coffee on the go!) For this prompt I am turning in 3 all pink and white coasters.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Charms
SPEW: n/a.
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Crochet Water Balloons
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: Some friends were having a House Warming/ First B'day party and are a family mindful of their impact on the environment so for a gift for the family I made up a bucket of crochet water balloons- they are washable, reusable, soft toys that the 4 year old and 1 year old can safely play with.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
SPEW: n/a.
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Soap cozy
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: A simple and useful project this is- We had a devil of a time with a particularly aggressive bar of soap. It was insistent on making the biggest mess possible all over the bathroom sink no matter what we did. So I whipped up this little draw string pouch to wrangle it. Now we all get along and my sink isn't a slimy mess (which I did not photograph. You're welcome.)
Project Picture:


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology
SPEW:  n/a.
House: Slytherin
Project Name: 3 all pink coasters
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: When looking at pics of “Boho design” one finds lots of natural materials and also bright colors. These coasters would be at home in such a design. For this prompt I am turning in the 3 all pink coasters.
Project Picture: (See photo above.)


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Post by: edelC on August 30, 2018 12:39:47 PM
Whistlefish that is great, I love how it turned out.

AntBee, the coasters are great


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Post by: gaudiknight on August 31, 2018 12:11:07 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Headmistress' Challenge August
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Mellow Yellow Dress
Brief Description: I could not get Mellow Yellow (https://youtu.be/NLjyUySZAc4) out of my head while I was sewing this dress.



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Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 31, 2018 02:39:19 PM
Advanced Studies Friday Update
I'm on row 28, out of 185.  Need to get some serious work done this weekend in order to catch up to where I'd like to be to get this done by the 22nd.  But I'm pretty happy with how it's going so far.  :)



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Post by: Ant Bee on August 31, 2018 04:55:50 PM
That afghan is looking great! Well done!  I always have to take the chart and then hand write out the pattern To work up complicated charts. This is looking really good!


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Post by: WhistleFish on August 31, 2018 07:41:58 PM
Thank you Mistress Jennie! Your blanket is coming along!
Ant Bee - I was perusing the cotton yarn at Michael’s today. I kinda wanna make some of those coasters! Cute and practical!
Thank you edelC!
Gaudiknight - Literally that song gets stuck in my head ALL the time. If you start singing it even just a little your day has been taken over.

Class: Potions
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Find the Magic TN Layout
Brief Description
: I’ve been doing some soul work of my own lately. I’ve started reading “The Artists’ Way” and doing morning pages. This layout is based on a mantra I’ve had lately which is “Find the Magic”. There’s a bit of magic in the everyday mundane, a bit of this almighty presence to be found if only you keep your eyes open to look for it: a heart shaped leaf, a surge of overwhelming calm as you watch your children play in the backyard, the realization as you’re reading your book and the house is calm and quiet. Look for these moments. They are the magic.
Project Picture:


Advanced Studies Friday Update:

Oh guys….I haven’t forgotten about that NEWT I proposed THREE years ago. I am still working on it. I have been working on this thing for THREE years. It was the Bucilla Felt Advent Calendar for those of you who either don't remember or weren't around back then. All that’s left is finishing the little pieces that go into the pockets. Tonight I worked on a candy cane. My goal is to finish it before the end of the month to get it in for this semester. Either way...it WILL be finished by Christmas this year. Lol!


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 01, 2018 11:50:29 AM
Note from the Headmistress....

Reminder: This round of the Quidditch World Cup ends TOMORROW, at midnight, Headmistress Time.  The Quidditch Finals will open on Monday morning!


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 01, 2018 12:59:23 PM
A new Headmistress Challenge has been posted!


Chocolate Frog Card Challenge
September 1-30

"Oh, of course, you wouldn't know — Chocolate Frogs have cards inside of them, you know, to collect — famous witches and wizards. I've got about five hundred, but I haven't got Agrippa or Ptolemy." -Ron Weasley

Chocolate Frogs are a popular sweet within the Wizarding World.  They are made of the finest chocolate, and 70% Croaka, to give them that realistic hop.  But most importantly, Chocolate Frogs come with Chocolate Frog CARDS!  Collectible cards with a famous witch or wizard on it.  Hogwarts students enjoy trading these cards with their friends, thereby giving the sweet a double factor of fun.  For this challenge you have a few options.  You may craft something that goes along with something else, such as a pair of mittens to match a hat you previously made; something that is fun to share with a friend, like a delicious meal or a board game to play together; or something that pairs well with chocolate, like a batch of vanilla ice cream to go with your dark chocolate cauldron cakes!    


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Post by: edelC on September 02, 2018 07:34:30 AM
Jennie that Afghan is looking amazing.

Whistlefish, how is the artist way working for you? I'm afraid I couldn't get past the morning pages, I hated doing them


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 02, 2018 03:41:40 PM
Challenge: Quidditch #14 Pride of Portree
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Be the Change Necklace

Brief Description: This afternoon, while I was supposed to be working on my graphghan, I had an overwhelming urge to break out of the confines of that project, and do something completely different.  I've had this Be the Change pendant for ages, and have been meaning to create a chunky art necklace with it, but never gotten around to it.  Today I finally let myself go and created something wild and free.   :D
Project Picture:


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Post by: Moonflame on September 02, 2018 04:33:26 PM
Mistress_Jennie, I LOVE that necklace! Just DELIGHTFUL!

Whistlefish, I used those kits to make a Christmas stocking for each of my kids (and my stepson) as well as a tree skirt for my parents. They can be long and very intricate, but they sure are satisfying! And they always come out great! :) Your candy cane really brings back memories. :)


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Post by: gaudiknight on September 02, 2018 05:48:09 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Match #13 Tutshill Tornadoes
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Katiebread's Traveler's Notebook
Project Page Link: There was a youtube video somewhere...
Brief Description:My parents, in their infinite wisdom, painted the bathroom trim in my childhood house nearly this exact shade of orange/brown.  I swear they also used the same pleather dot pattern to upholster their old Saab.



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Post by: elliot_anne on September 02, 2018 10:24:37 PM
Class: Quidditch World Cup - #14 Puddlemere United
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Muk Cross Stitch
Description: This project gave me no end of trouble. I was about halfway done when I realized that somehow I'd managed to add a row on the left hand side and subtract a row on the right hand side... And it was far too late to do anything about it. So I had to scrap the entire thing and start over.
Project Picture:


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Post by: elliot_anne on September 02, 2018 10:32:30 PM
Owl Proposal (Can't believe I don't have one going right now!)

OWL Subject & Option(if available): Study of Ancient Runes Option 1
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Gryffindor Cross Stitch
Brief Description: I'm using the pattern from The World in Stitches to make the 4 House Crests, and this OWL is for the Gryffindor one. I think will take me between 3 and 4 weeks to complete. Because the only chart she offers is in color, I'm going to start by re-creating the pattern in PC Stitch so that I can print/use the pattern without the colors behind the symbols (I use a highlighter on my patterns to mark what I've already stitched, and I can't do that on the color version). Then I will prep my cloth (I grid the backs of mine), and then stitch, stitch, and stitch some more.


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Post by: edelC on September 03, 2018 03:41:10 AM
Oh it is lovely to be back viewing and commenting on this thread on a desktop with a proper clacky keyboard instead of my phone. Yes it is that time of the year, back at work.

Jennie I love that necklace (I am wearing your HP charm bracelet at the moment) it is different from your usual style, but as wonderful as ever

Gaudiknight, that is a great notebook, i love the colour.

elliot_anne Bless your patience with cross stitch, I couldn't do it, expecially restarting. It looks great.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: wrenboldlygoes on September 03, 2018 08:09:18 AM
Hi everyone,

I'm Wren.
I am in Slytherin.
I love all things Harry Potter.

I know it is late into the term but might I join you ?

I participated in my first craftster swap earlier this year and having finished university am looking to get stuck in with some more regular crafting over the next year.

I hope its ok that I join in (also could I join the facebook group too?),

Happy crafting !


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: noodle-bug on September 03, 2018 12:55:47 PM
Hi Wren!
You're more than welcome to join in straight away, it doesn't matter how far into the term we are - we always love to find new crafty pottery friends! I'm sure the Slytherins will be really happy to have you :)
What sort of crafts are you into? Looking forward to seeing some of your projects


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Post by: wrenboldlygoes on September 03, 2018 01:47:18 PM
Thank you !

My mum is a knitter (like my Grandma was) but I cant seem to get the knack. 
I prefer sewing - nothing fancy yet though.
I find it hard to pin down what crafts I am into as I like to try new things!
I like to paint and draw, make faux stained glass, paint items - I'm fairly new to it but it's fun.
I have done a little screen printing and hope to try some lino cutting, and some polymer clay items (used to love fimo when I was little). 
I'd like to upcycle some board games too as I love playing them with my family.
I like to bake and cook too.
It is my first year without deadlines in so long, I'm just excited to get back into crafting!
I'm hoping to have 'A very Potter Christmas' this year with my two trusty sidekicks (my Hufflepuff son is 13, my Ravenclaw daughter is 10).


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Post by: noodle-bug on September 03, 2018 02:01:40 PM
Wow, sounds like you are full of ideas, I bet seeing your stuff will inspire us all!


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 03, 2018 02:34:05 PM
Forgive me for posting this a bit late today, but I've had a hectic one.... 


The Semifinals of the Quidditch World Cup is now over! 

An announcement of the winning teams, and the opening of the Finals will happen later tonight.  Stay tuned to the Wizarding Wireless Network for all your Quidditch World Cup Coverage! 


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 03, 2018 05:25:38 PM
~*Headmistress Jennie casts the Homunculus Charm ~ We are here!*~


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 03, 2018 06:12:32 PM
Life has conspired against your Headmistress today.  I have not been able to get the new Quidditch prompts up.  I'm going to have to head to bed and come back in the morning.  Forgive me friends. 


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Post by: Abbeeroad on September 04, 2018 07:28:15 AM
Your OWL proposal has been added to the OWLs post, elliot_anne. Can't wait to see your Gryffindor crest. :)


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Post by: Abbeeroad on September 04, 2018 07:46:17 AM
Sorry for the delay all! The Iron Chef Hogwarts Challenge for August is CLOSED.

The Secret Ingredient for September is...

CARROTS!



Bake some healthy carrot muffins (https://cookieandkate.com/2015/healthy-carrot-muffins-recipe/), roast some maple glazed carrots with goat cheese and pistachios (https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/maple-glazed-carrots/), or mix up some Moroccan carrots with aleppo pepper and mint (https://www.saveur.com/moroccan-carrots-with-aleppo-pepper-and-mint-recipe).


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: FiberAlchemist on September 04, 2018 08:13:40 AM

The new issue of Witch Weekly (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5490581#msg5490581) has hit the news stands! Be sure to pick up a copy and see which witch (or wizard) has been named Witch of the Week!


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Post by: katiebread on September 04, 2018 03:42:07 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Floo Powder- Park Guell
SPEW:
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bloomin' Wand
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: So what happened was I found a black walnut stick on the ground and that's my wand wood, so I decided to make a wand out of it. Problem is, the stick is pretty skinny, so I used some apoxy sculpt to try and give it some details. Orange and yellow roses bring me joy, so when some of the vine fell off I added one. The whole thing looks a bit messy and amateurish, but it was fun and good practice with the apoxy. The colors are more saturated in person.
Project Picture:
(https://flic.kr/p/29D53LY)Wand Attempt (https://flic.kr/p/29D53LY) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://flic.kr/p/LYsRCe)Wand Flower (https://flic.kr/p/LYsRCe) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Class/Challenge/House Pride: DADA
SPEW: NICU in Petersburg, VA
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Milk and Honey Blanket
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: This flexible blanket will go over a warmer for a little one and hopefully will usher them into a land of milk and honey!
Project Picture:
(https://flic.kr/p/NCVwHw)Milk and Honey Blanket (https://flic.kr/p/NCVwHw) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 04, 2018 05:06:48 PM
*Quidditch World Cup Semifinals Results*
The Semifinals of the Quidditch World Cup are over!  This past 3 weeks of play saw 10 projects posted, for a total of 89 Quidditch projects so far this season!

In Match #14 Puddlemere United was soundly beaten by Pride of Portree, 15 to 45.

Meanwhile, in Match #13, there has been quite the kerfuffle.  The Tutshill Tornados and the Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers were tied 45 to 45.  Suddenly, just as the Tarapoto Seeker was about to grasp the snitch a few scant inches in front of her hand, the entire Tarapoto team, including their brooms, disappeared!  While it is widely suspected that a member of Tornados team or staff, and an illegal Evanesco Charm is to blame, there is no proof at hand.  And since they are the only team on the field, the referee has been forced to call the game in favor of the Tornados.

Therefore your Finals Match will be between the Pride of Portree and the notorious cheaters, the Tutshill Tornados!


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 04, 2018 05:34:47 PM
The Finals of the Quidditch World Cup have now begun!  In the Finals round we have 2 teams, going head to head, over the next 13 days.  Just like during the last round, you may choose 1 team in the match, meaning that you can complete just 1 project.  You are welcome to participate in the Finals, even if you did not participate in Round 1, 2, or 3.  As always, each project is worth 15 points, and you can earn an additional 10 point bonus for SPEW projects.

*Final Match*
September 4-September 16

Match #15. Pride of Portree vs. Tutshill Tornados
Pride of Portree - The Pride's Captain,  Catriona McCormack, leads a team who's players include her own daughter.  For this challenge please craft something to share with your family, or support the world wide family of wizards by crafting a SPEW project!
Tutshill Tornados - Over the years the Tornados have been accused (by no less a source than the Quibbler) of winning by using a combination of blackmail, illegal broom-tampering and torture! For this challenge please cheat a little in your crafting by using either a short cut or labour-saving trick, or by using store based elements to boost your crafting, such as decorating a store-brought cake.


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Post by: jellybean89 on September 05, 2018 09:59:48 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Cat Window Seat
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For Arithmancy class, I adapted a thrift store table into a window seat for my cat. I lightly sanded it and painted it black to match my other furniture. Then I wrapped fabric (a cheap fleece blanket) over the cushion (2 cheap pillows) and stapled it on the underside of the table. It's not perfect, but my cat likes it. :)
Project Picture:
Before:
After:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Detention in the Dungeons: July
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Skull Shawl
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For July Detention, I put in a few (2+) hours of work on my Charms OWL, a skull shawl.
Project Picture:
Before:
After:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle Studies
SPEW: Orange Origami Cranes (http://orangeorigamicranes.blogspot.com/)
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Orange Paper Cranes
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For Muggle Studies, I folded 100 paper cranes for the Orange Origami Cranes project (to remember victims of gun violence).
Project Picture:


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: WhistleFish on September 06, 2018 08:54:55 PM
edelC - I actually really love doing the morning pages! I’ve been waking up at 6am to do them. The fact that I am actually choosing to get up instead of sleeping in is amazing. That being said...I’m only halfway through week two so I haven’t really delved into it.
Mistress Jennie - I love how your necklace turned out! Sometimes it’s hard to make “random” look right but you executed it perfectly!
Moonflame - Almost everyone who knows about the felt stockings has strong memories to them from their childhoods or another time. I think that’s what got me so pumped up about them! I’ve been enjoying making a family heirloom for them to enjoy for many, many years. Glad I could bring back memories for you. :)
Gaudiknight - Your TN cover is awesome! It looks so good I would have never guessed it was handmade! Makes me wanna make one!
Elliot_anne - You scrapped the whole project?! Wow. That is some dedication. I probably would have left the mistake. Lol! He looks great though! Also...gridding the back of your fabric?? Genius! I have never heard of that and it makes so much sense!
Wrenboldlygoes - Welcome!! New people are always more than welcome!
FiberAlchemist - Ahh! Thanks for the Witch Weekly award! I ended up injuring my right wrist doing that drawing so this makes it all worth it! Hehe (Drawing on your phone for hours on end is not good for the joint health. Who knew.  ::) )
Katiebread - Love the wand! That blanket is gorgeous!!! My SIL works labor/delivery. I asked her to check and see what items people can donate. I would love to make something like that.
Jellybean89 - I love how your cat bench turned out! Are they actually using it yet? Also, your skull shawl is AMAZING! I can’t wait to see it when it’s done!


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Class:    DADA   
House: Gryffindor   
Project Name: Felt Pumpkin Ornament
Brief Description: As Professor Snape requested, I crafted something flexible: an ornament made from felt. My felt Xmas advent calendar has got me thinking this week and I feel very inspired to make my own felt creations and with halloween coming up a pumpkin seemed perfect. I bought lots of felt today. Expect many more felt projects from yours truly!
Project Picture:


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Post by: endymion on September 06, 2018 11:40:34 PM
That pumpkin is so cute!!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: wrenboldlygoes on September 07, 2018 04:06:48 AM
I’m just wondering if anyone could give me any pointers.
I’m looking to repaint some game boards to make some Harry Potter games for Christmas - I was wondering what is the best way to prep and paint the boards ?

For the guess who I’m just spraying it, but for others I’d like to paint, maybe decoupage the boards.

Thanks !


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Post by: edelC on September 07, 2018 04:51:16 AM
I’m just wondering if anyone could give me any pointers.
I’m looking to repaint some game boards to make some Harry Potter games for Christmas - I was wondering what is the best way to prep and paint the boards ?

For the guess who I’m just spraying it, but for others I’d like to paint, maybe decoupage the boards.

Thanks !

they have a thin layer of plastic on them (generally) to protect the print underneath, so if you sand it lightly with a fine sandpaper, remove all the dust, you should be able to make the paint stick


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Post by: jellybean89 on September 07, 2018 06:06:07 AM
Jellybean89 - I love how your cat bench turned out! Are they actually using it yet? Also, your skull shawl is AMAZING! I can’t wait to see it when it’s done!

Thanks! Yes, she's been using it - she loves sitting in the window to watch birds. :)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=741135)


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Class/Challenge/House Pride: A Pinch of Floo Powder: Park Guell
SPEW: n/a
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Wobbuffet Amigurumi
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: For this challenge, I crocheted a Wobbuffet amigurumi (https://stringsaway.ca/wobbuffet-amigurumi-pattern) (from Pokemon) in one of my favorite shades of blue. :)
Project Picture:


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Post by: gaudiknight on September 07, 2018 07:57:39 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Pukipuki Stripes
Brief Description: This fabric started out life as the sleeve on an oil-stained work shirt that belonged to my father.



Class/Challenge/House Pride: House Pride
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Gold & Black Stripes
Brief Description: Hufflecolors and Hufflepride!



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Tropical Dress
Brief Description: The fabric of this dress features red coral, which was believed to help ward off disease by the Romans.  Coral necklaces continued to be given to children as a sort of charm for good health well into the 18th century.

(https://flic.kr/p/2aLMyWy)
Tropical (https://flic.kr/p/2aLMyWy) by Trillian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/aluminumdryad/), on Flickr


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Post by: wrenboldlygoes on September 07, 2018 12:55:58 PM
Thanks @Edelc !
I’ll give that a go.

I love your Wobbuffet @Jellybean89 - his face is brilliant &#128077;


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 09, 2018 10:36:41 AM
Challenge: Headmistress - Sept
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Garage Cleanout!

Brief Description: From the ages of 16-24, I always had a car of my own.  Then as I headed to grad school, it died spectacularly, and I couldn't afford to replace it.  Shortly after that, I met DH, and his parents gave the two of us a car to share.  For the entire 14 years we've been together, we have been a 1 car family.  Somehow this always has worked out.  For 6 years I lived in walking distance to work, and he took the car to his job.  Later he went back to school where I taught and we went too and from campus together.  Now I work from home, and he takes the car to his job.  For a while it was great as we were able to keep our bills down, and save for a house and pay off student loans.  But in the last year it has started to get annoying.  Especially since our sweet pup always seems to have a medical issue going on, and to take her to the vet, I had to bring Jim to work across town, go home, go back across town with the dog, take the dog home, and go back again for Jim.  On an average vet appointment day, I can spent 3 hours just driving around our small town.  So earlier this year we resolved to finally get a second car. 

After a rough week of researching everything under the sun, reading reviews and blogs and consumer reports, and pricing things all across the country, we finally settled on a little Fiat 500e, as in Electric, which we bought on Carvana on Tuesday, and which we received Friday.  Meanwhile, we live in a pretty little suburban neighborhood, with a 1.5 car garage.  Our neighbors all have 2-4 cars, most of which are giant trucks and SUVs that don't fit inside the garages at all, and are therefore parked in every square inch of street in the neighborhood.  Since our 1st car is a tiny Prius C, and the Fiat is basically a rollerskate that plugs into the wall, we figured that with some cleaning, we could fit both cars in the garage.  So yesterday we went to Target and bought some steel shelving units, put them together, and loaded them up with the stuff that had been along the side walls of the garage.  Then we got rid of some larger recycle items at the recycle center, dusted all the paint cans and gardening supplies in there, swept & shop vacced the whole space, and put everything back together.  (This was helped by the fact that we don't have a ton of crap in there.)  And since Jim was basically getting the new car to take to and from work (where his company has put in charging stations), I also cleaned out our car so it would feel new to me.  I wiped down and armoralled the inside, vaccumed the floors, reorganized the reusable bags, cleaned the glove box, and added a girly Yankee Candle car jar.  Here are some before pics, and after pics of the garage clean out.  I forgot to take true before pics, so these were taken about 1/3 of the way into the process.
Project Picture:
BEFORE


AFTER, note the lack of crap along the side walls!


And both tiny cars side by side, in a space intended for 1. 


Now I'm working on a few things to make the car a bit more 'mine'.  Starting with crocheting a steering wheel cover and beading a rear view mirror charm.  :D


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Post by: WhistleFish on September 09, 2018 01:55:58 PM
Mistress Jennie - I am surprised you guys lasted with one car for that long! That's impressive! Congrats on the new car! Can't wait to see the little details you add. &#128513;

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Post by: Ant Bee on September 09, 2018 02:02:23 PM
 I have been wanting to crochet a steering wheel cover for the jeep I took over from my husband when he got his pick up truck, but the jeep looks so much like a police cruiser (it has built in lights and stuff as he is a call Firefighter/EMT) that the crochet looks kind of weird and out of place. So I haven't really done any customizing overall. I can't wait to see what you make!


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Post by: FiberAlchemist on September 10, 2018 08:59:58 AM

The new issue of Witch Weekly (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5490581#msg5490581) has hit the news stands! Be sure to pick up a copy and see which witch (or wizard) has been named Witch of the Week!


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Post by: WhistleFish on September 10, 2018 09:14:30 PM
Yay! Congrats katiebread! That blanket was gorgeous and well deserved!

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Post by: elliot_anne on September 11, 2018 09:31:46 PM
So many cool things being made! I'm having terrible technology problems this week, which will hopefully be resolved with the delivery of a new phone battery tomorrow or Thursday. But I did want to take a quick second and post an update of my OWL.

It's coming along. I can't really stand the shades of lemon yellow used in it, but I know it'll look good in the end, especially once I get some reds going, too.


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Post by: WhistleFish on September 12, 2018 04:21:45 AM
elliot_anne: That is looking awesome!! Smart idea to tape the edges so it doesn't fray. I do have a newbie type question...do you not use an embroidery hoop when you cross stitch?

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Post by: patty_o_furniture on September 12, 2018 01:34:33 PM
Class: Alchemy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bath Bombs
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: Some vanilla orange bath bombs for a luxurious bath.  Added SLSa this time and I must have gotten the porportions off or used too much water because the bath bombs bombed.  Not foamy not too fizzy.  Still salts and oils for a nice bath, but not the pretty fizzy look.
Project Picture:



Class: Detention -- August
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Gryffindor's Bag
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: Gryffindor used her own money to buy a shoulder HP bag and within one week it was tearing at the strap.  So I fixed the tear and sewed in a woven strap under the bag's strap so that it would be reinforced.  Hopefully it will hold up to all that extra homework Snape gives!
Project Picture:




Class: Divination
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Monster Post its
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: Apparently for teacher appreciation next year I will need to make 200 monster post it books.  So to skip a step I made a stamp.
Project Picture:



Class: History of Magic
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Suckers
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: These suckers went from water and sugar, add a little heat to melt the sugar and pour in a mold.  Quite a change from grainy sugar to slippery sucker!  There's watermelon, grape, rootbeer, and banana.

1 cup water
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup corn syrup
up to 1/2 tsp flavoring oil
food coloring, optional

Bring water, sugar, and corn syrup to a boil and cook until hard crack stage.  Remove from heat and add coloring.  Stir for two minutes.  Stir in any flavoring oils.  Pour into candy safe molds and let harden.

Project Picture:


Class: House Unity
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Marauder's Map
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: Our four Marauder's from Gryffindor have inspired me to  take the time to put together a layered Marauder's Map for our movie room.  Love how it turned out!
Project Picture:





Class: Quidditch #15 ~ Tutshill Tornados
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=453917.msg5472166#5472166
Brief Description: I took a short cut with these peanut butter cups by using chocolate candy melts instead of real chocolate.  Then I don't have to spend an hour tempering!  Still delicious!  And look at that fun chocolate mold so I don't have to carve out individual faces.  What a time saver.  These were supposed to be for an event I'm catering in a few days.  Don't think they'll all last until then lol.
Project Picture:



***NEWT PROPOSAL***
Subject: Charms
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Balloon Menu & Digital Art
Brief Description: 
Professor Flitwick has inspired me to try a new spell.  I'm ready to learn a new craft, so I'm going into his classroom for 50 extra training sessions to practice.  For this spell I want to conjure a small cartoon with a wand that instead attaches to a muggle computer.

I got a digital drawing pad for Christmas and have been considering it a dark art for months.  I haven’t dared play with it more than a few minutes as I got too angry with the bad line work and went back to pencil. It's time to shine some Lumos on it and not be afraid.  I want to draw 50 computerized cartoons to get a hang of it and learn to use it better. (I'm thinking 50 is a good number for one or two a day, but if I find I'm racing through I might need to up it.) I’ll find some youtubes and watch tutorials from magical art professors. I'll do a timed draw of the same thing drawing 1 and drawing 50 and hopefully see some big improvement. I’d like to redo my balloon twisting menu, so after my tests are up, I’ll try to Gemino my menu with all digital characters instead of pencil.  And maybe this time when I get frustrated, Flitwick will see I’m in a real state and he’ll give out his delicious little dancing cupcakes from his tin to make me cheer up and try again.




Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: PhoenixWolf on September 14, 2018 06:46:51 PM
I have been lurking this entire term, yet I somehow have forgotton to post any. All of the projects posted have been amazing!

I have been crafting some myself, and I hope to post a handful of things before the end of the month. I'm getting a kitten tomorrow (so excited!!) so perhaps some of those things will include things related to the furball :D


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Post by: elliot_anne on September 14, 2018 09:33:42 PM
WhistleFish: I grid the backs of ALL the cross stitches, haha. I didn't take a picture of the back this time, but the next time I post an update of my OWL, I'll try to remember to grab a picture of the back too! As for hoops... it depends. On smaller projects, yes, I hoop. On larger ones, I generally don't (even though it would make it a little easier to cross stitch). I don't like having to iron the project at the end, so instead of hooping, I just use masking tape or painters tape on the edges, and kind of roll the project up a little when I need to work on the middle sections of the piece... I'll probably still need to iron it some, but less than I would if I had to move a hoop all around as I worked.

And now on to my giant project dump for this semester - because that's what happens when I decide to join at the last minute, and I've been crafting like crazy for the past two months haha.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Turmeric Milk
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: I was recently diagnosed with arthritis in my lower back, and instructed to take a turmeric supplement to help with the inflammation. As I finished up my first container of turmeric pills, I came across a (much cheaper!) turmeric powder, and decided to try that instead! This was my first time making turmeric milk, and it turned out so yummy! The recipe called for the use of cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom, too. I don’t particularly like spicy stuff, so I skipped the ginger (might add in a small amount next time), and I’m actually allergic to cardamom, so naturally I omitted that as well. While I was making it, it made the whole house smell like Christmas with the cinnamon in the warm milk. I made a large batch, so it would last me the whole week (who has the patience to make this every single day?!).
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Apparition
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Slytherin House Robes
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: I don’t want any part of my little bug splinched, so I made her some Slytherin House robes that cover her up!
My kids have been going back and forth about a dozen times a day about what they want to be for Halloween... I thought we FINALLY had it settled (going as the characters from Wreck It Ralph)... until we got an adorable invitation to a friend’s Hogwarts Halloween Party, at which point my daughter started insisting we go in Harry Potter outfits, not the Wreck It Ralph costumes... I told her if I was going to make Hogwarts robes for all of us, that was IT – that would be her Halloween costume, too! She told me that was perfectly fine by her (I returned the few things I had already started putting together for her Wreck It Ralph costume), and purchased yards and yards of fabric instead.

For Christmas last year, I made the kids matching bathrobes. For their Hogwarts robes, I took the bathrobe pattern, and omitted the belt and belt-loops. I decided to change the color of the band going around the outside edge, to indicate their house (the original bathrobe pattern has the band in the same fabric as the rest of the robe). Then I added a fancy clasp closure! All that’s left to do is iron on the house patch once it arrives in the mail!

Here is the link to the bathrobe pattern I used for their robes at Christmas and their Hogwarts robes: https://mellysews.com/2013/10/sleepy-robe-free-robe-pattern.html

This is my daughter’s Slytherin robe! (My son’s robe is further down)
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: DADA
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Shellder Cross Stitch
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: Not only is Shellder stitched on flexible fabric, but Shellder himself is shellfish, with his own little hinged clamshell that opens and shuts! (I think I might finally be close to the 1/3 point for cross stitching the first 150 Pokemon...)
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Detention - June
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Weedle Cross Stitch
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: Little bitty Weedle, made using the last of my stash of Aida cloth. Had to go buy more after I finished this little guy, because I have been cross stitching up a storm lately!!
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Detention - July
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: OWL Update – Gryffindor Cross Stitch
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: I have been working on this a lot, lately. I decided that the transition between finishing the yellow/gold and starting the yellow would be a really good time to show before and after pictures because it’d be a dramatic transition! I ended up putting in closer to 3 or 4 hours on this between pictures because I was on a roll and totally forgot to stop and take a picture at the 2 hour mark!! Here is the link to the cross stitch patterns that I am using for these (but I re-did them in PC Stitch because I don’t like working with colored patterns, I like black and white only so that I can highlight the pattern as I go): https://theworldinstitches.tumblr.com/post/140902530443/now-get-my-hogwarts-house-crest-patterns-as-pdfs
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: READ Bookmark
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: This is one of those silly little projects that I’ve been intending to do for YEARS, but just never made time for. Every time I want a bookmark, I’m too busy reading to actually make one, and when I’m crafting, it just doesn’t even occur to me that it’s something that I want or need, because I’m not in the middle of a book. I finally sat down, sketched out the design I had in mind, and actually made myself a bookmark. It’s been getting loads of use (I think I’ve used it in 4 different books already!), and I have a couple people asking if I’ll make them bookmarks for Christmas this year!
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: House Unity
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Hufflepuff Robes
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: Here is my son’s version of the house robes. My cute little Hufflepuff!! &#38;#61514;
Here is the link to the bathrobe pattern I used for their robes at Christmas and their Hogwarts robes: https://mellysews.com/2013/10/sleepy-robe-free-robe-pattern.html
Again, for the Hogwarts robes, I omitted the belt and the belt loops, and added a clasp instead. Also, decided to make the band in their house color instead of matching color.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle Studies
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Birthday Cards
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: My kids were going bananas one day, and wanted to do an art project. As much as I love arts and crafts, for some reason I don’t like art projects that don’t have any functional purpose haha. So when they wanted to make a project, I decided to have them help me make a bunch of birthday cards in advance, so we always had a birthday card handy when a birthday party or holiday sneaks up on me. They colored the cards for me, and then I added glitter, and helped them add sequins and rhinestones. I think we made about 30 of them altogether? Here are a couple of my favorites (most of my favorites were already given away for Father’s Day and various birthdays we’ve been to the past couple months).
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Focaccia Bread
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: I made focaccia bread for the first time and OMG it was so good! I got the recipe from a bread recipe magazine that I picked up at Sprouts because I’ve been wanting to make more bread lately (after making baguettes the other day and basically falling in love with bread haha – too bad I forgot to take a picture of the baguettes before the got demolished by my family!). The bread dough was definitely a very paste-like consistency before it was baked.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: SOAR
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Ravenclaw Cross Stitch
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: The pattern for this cross stitch featured vertical lines, circles, and triangles to indicate different colors for the final product. This project probably should have been an OWL, but (1) I didn’t realize how long it was going to take me, and (2) I didn’t think to submit it beforehand. So it’s just a regular one instead, haha. But I’m in love with it, and I plan to make all 4 of them, plus the Hogwarts crest, and hang them on the wall above my TV. Here is the link to the cross stitch patterns that I am using for these (but I re-did them in PC Stitch because I don’t like working with colored patterns, I like black and white only so that I can highlight the pattern as I go): https://theworldinstitches.tumblr.com/post/140902530443/now-get-my-hogwarts-house-crest-patterns-as-pdfs
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfiguration
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Dewgong Cross Stitch
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: This cross stitch pattern required a lot of patience and accuracy to complete, especially because it was mostly white and off-white. It took much more counting than I’m used to, because so many of the stitches were basically the same color as the cloth, haha.
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Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: gaudiknight on September 15, 2018 07:23:47 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: DADA
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Mitred Swatch
Project Page Link:  This Pattern (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cousins-mitre-square-baby-blanket)
Brief Description: This was a test swatch for a baby blanket.  It's not actually going to work out, but I really liked the way the individual square worked out.  I'm keeping it as a mug rug.



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Floo Powder - Park Geul
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Zany Yellow Littlefee Dress
Brief Description:  The patterns on this fabric really remind me of gaudi's mosaics.  As my username might suggest, I'm definitely a fan.   :D



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on September 16, 2018 10:58:29 AM
Wow! I can't believe the term is almost over!

Class: Potions
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Harmony Wreath
Project Description: One of the first things I did after the wedding was go to the Dollar Tree and get the materials to make this Autumn wreath. I found it VERY soothing to be crafting just for fun again, and it was hugely destressful for me.
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Class: Quidditch Finals - Pride of Portree
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Portree-Supporting Pumpkin Pie Bars
Project Description: I made these to share with my family while we watch the quidditch finals. I'm rooting for Pride of Portree partly because purple is my favourite colour, partly because my friend Andre Egwu has really turned me on to them, and partly because I disapprove of cheating. Here's the link for the recipe (https://www.eaglebrand.com/recipe-detail/pumpkinpiebars-4029). I made mine with GF flour, and walnuts that I ground in the coffee grinder. They're pretty tasty! I put all my topping on the bottom rather than reserving some to sprinkle on top (mostly because I got distracted by a cat being silly, and then my crumbles went from crumble stage to dough stage, LOL!) but it's great that way. I think I'll use a smaller pan next time. They recommend 9 x 13, but I'll prob go 9" square if I can drum one up. I'm swapping out my first pic for a slightly better one. I took the first when it was still hot, and you couldn't tell at all that there's a crust layer and a pie layer. TBH this one doesn't show it terrifically, either, but at least it's firm now, LOL!
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Class: SoAR
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Kawaii Hallows Hat
Project Description: I have sneakily hidden all three Hallows in this hat: The wedge of choco-banana pie to represent the triangle/cloak, the Choco spiral to represent the line/wand, and the circular shape of the hat itself to be the circle/resurrection stone. The fancy bow on the back is just for fun.





Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: patty_o_furniture on September 16, 2018 06:25:27 PM
Class: Headmistress - Sept
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name:  Chocolate Cupcakes
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: Rich chocolate fudge cupcakes I shared with some neighborhood friends after a big get together.  All cupcakes and frosting were the same, just some with chocolate ganache and different decorations.  Made for quite a pretty table and not any more work.  Some people told me "this isn't just party refreshments, this is a wedding spread!" 

Chocolate Cupcakes

1 box devil’s food chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 C. oil
3/4 C. sour cream
¾ C. milk
2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with cupcake liners.  In a large bowl, sift in cake mix to remove any lumps. Into another bowl add eggs, oil, sour cream, milk, vanilla and stir until combined well. Pour mixture into cake mix and stir until just combined. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.  Let cool.

Buttercream Frosting

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, slightly softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
1 pound (about 4 cups) confectioner's sugar
2-3 tablespoons milk

Cream together butter and shortening.  Add vanilla.  Beat in confectioner's sugar one cup at a time.   Add milk, beating until light and fluffy.  For a stiffer frosting, use less milk.  For a creamier frosting, use more milk.

Ganache:
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 Tablespoon honey.

Combine chips and cream, heat in the microwave, melt until smooth, avoiding burning.  Add honey while stirring.



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Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: gaudiknight on September 16, 2018 08:00:40 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Quidditch Final Match - Tutshill Tornadoes
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Confusion and Disarray
Brief Description: I'm a little embarrassed to be posting this, but I guess it can serve as a warning about many things - not sewing late at night, having a definite plan before you start, and carefully checking vintage fabric for imperfections before you dive in.  I frequently use the "live-edge" (ie frayed) edge of fabric as the hem of my doll skirts since it cuts down on sewing time and gives them a kind of unique look.  That's what started us down the rabbit hole of this dress for the prompt.  Then when I had finished attaching and skirt I noticed a very faint stain on the bodice.  No worries, I'll just cover it with one of the handy dandy store bought bows in my stash.  Sadly, there was nothing in that pack that would match the dress, only reds and pastels.  So I started improvising and things got even weirder.  I may yet replace my bow but for now I'm just going to go giggle in the corner for a while.



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Abbeeroad on September 17, 2018 06:56:01 AM
Congrats on the new car, Jennie! And electric!! Jealous. :)

elliot_anne - I love that "read" bookmark! And those robes are fabulous!

patty_o - that Marauder's Map is legit! Also - I added your NEWT proposal to the list!

Moonflame - Your wreath is so festive! I'm so feeling Fall. :)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 17, 2018 08:10:41 AM
Congrats on the new car, Jennie! And electric!! Jealous. :)

Oh Abbee, it's SUPER fun to drive.  It has a lot more 'get-up-and-go' than the Prius does.  But it wouldn't be good for 3 kiddos, as there is technically a back seat, but I don't think it's meant for anything other than holding your purse.  Or perhaps a small dog.  We're hoping to replace the Prius C in a few years, with a Leaf, which has a longer range than the Fiat does.  The Fiat has 80 miles, and the newer Leafs have about 150.  Hopefully by the time we're ready to retire the old car, they'll be up around 200+.  But yeah, if anyone is in the market for a car that's basically just going to take you to work every day, and maybe out around town, the Fiat 500e's are super fun, and really affordable.  I think it was about $11,500, all told after taxes and such.  I love not having a car payment!

Meanwhile...

OMG, you guys aren't going to believe this...  When we bought our house two years ago, the previous owner warned me several times to keep an eye on the tree in the neighbor's yard, that has branches hanging over our house and our driveway.  When the neighborhood was built 20 years ago, they planted a ton of Bradford Pears, which are terrible, evil, no-good, very-bad trees.  They only live about 18-25 years, and then they just fall apart.  Huge chunks just dying and falling.  (There are also some other ecological reasons they are evil, something about harming actual pear trees, I can't remember.)  So when we got the car last weekend, we wanted to make sure both cars could park inside.  Obviously the electric needs to charge, but I also want to be able to park inside to reduce the risk of the dog getting out, ease of bringing in groceries, etc.  So we were very boring, very responsible adults and cleaned out the garage, and put it all back together last Saturday. 

Fast forward to yesterday, when Jim is outside mowing the lawn, and about 1/3 of the neighbor's tree fell over, right into our driveway.  The wife, Jenny, happened to come home just a minute later as Jim brought me out to see it.  She just freaked out.  "Oh goodness!  Did this just happen!?!  Or did I drive right past it and not even notice an hour ago?  Was anyone hurt?  Where's my husband?  I'll make him clean up your driveway!"  I though she was going to have an apoplexy.  We ended up walking down the street to our friends house and borrowing their chain saw, and Jim, the neighbor, and their son took apart the tree, and swept and such.  Jenny made us cupcakes.  Apparently they're going to call today to find a tree service to take the rest down, because if any more of it falls (which is likely since it's obvious the tree is now officially dying), it's likely to land in their living room or our bedroom. 

I've never in my life been more glad to be a boring, responsible adult, who did something as boring and responsible as cleaning out her garage.   :D


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 17, 2018 08:33:18 AM


Your Headmistress intended to post a reminder yesterday, that our final Quidditch round of the season is scheduled to end tonight at midnight.   Then of course the Whomping Bradford Pear happened, and it slipped my mind.  So, I am extending the end of this last match till tomorrow night, at midnight, Headmistress time!  All goals must be scored by then, so get to it and help your favorite team win!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on September 17, 2018 08:50:48 AM
 Then of course the Whomping Bradford Pear happened, and it slipped my mind.

OMG, we had a Whomping Pear as well! It would drop branches every time there was wind. It finally fell almost completely down on Christmas Eve a couple of years ago, and the kids and I spent all day chopping it up and dragging the pieces around to the side of the house. I really REALLY don't like those things. Here's a fun factoid: they're originally a Chinese tree that was "improved" by the US government.  ::) And don't you love the reek of dead fish when they bloom each Spring?  :P So glad ours is finally gone, so annoyed that the HOA bought like 12 of the damn things a few years ago to line the main road into the sub. One has already snapped off about 1' from the ground.  ::)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: FiberAlchemist on September 17, 2018 09:34:46 AM

The new issue of Witch Weekly (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5490581#msg5490581) has hit the news stands! Be sure to pick up a copy and see which witch (or wizard) has been named Witch of the Week!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: FiberAlchemist on September 17, 2018 09:40:06 AM
We didn't have a Whomping Pear, but the original owners of our home planted a Douglas Fir in the back yard, not thinking (or realizing) how tall it would get. When we moved in the tree was at least 60 feet tall, but only about 15 - 20 feet away from the back of the house. Anytime we would have a wind storm the roof would be pelted with pine cones and small branches. We finally had it removed this past spring and it has been wonderful not working about whether or not it was going to come crashing through the roof.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 17, 2018 10:53:29 AM
So glad ours is finally gone, so annoyed that the HOA bought like 12 of the damn things a few years ago to line the main road into the sub. One has already snapped off about 1' from the ground.  ::)

They are all over our development.  The HOA finally decided to take them down from the public areas, like around the entrances, along both sides of the main road, and in the big field that needs to be kept open for drainage.  It took them about 3 years to afford to have them all removed, bit by bit.  But the big problem is, that what they removed was only a small fraction of the Whomping Pears in the neighborhood.  There is 1 or 2 in virtually every yard in the development, and every single storm, a huge chunk of at least one comes down.   :P


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Abbeeroad on September 17, 2018 12:56:14 PM
OMG! Crazy! So lucky you got your cars out of the driveway! Are you seeing any of Florence there in Tennessee? I didn't think so, but it is a crazy big storm.

I love the Nissan Leaf, too! I'm really hoping that my next car will be electric. I drive so much that the infrastructure really has to be there before I can take the plunge. Love that you did, though!!

Ha...I currently drive a Mini Cooper (4-door) with three kids...they don't take up much room, but the car seats sure do! We definitely couldn't go smaller. ;)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 17, 2018 05:39:15 PM
Challenge: Quidditch Match #15 - Tutshill Tornados
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Embellished Towel
Brief Description: This is a project for a swap. It’s going to be an extra, so I didn’t feel bad about going the  shortcut route. I found the towel at Target, and added a crochet border. Since I haven’t sent it yet, I’m just posting a link to the pic.
Project Picture:
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=741462&ppuser=153888


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: elliot_anne on September 17, 2018 09:05:51 PM
Omg I know I shouldn't be laughing, but all the talk about the Whomping Pear trees has me dying! I'm in Southern California, and we just don't get storms like that out here or I'm sure the palm trees would drop their giant fronds all over. I'm glad you cleaned out the garage and didn't procrastinate!

Thank you for Witch Weekly win! That made my day! &#128516;

Omg those cupcakes look AMAZING!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 19, 2018 09:43:31 AM
The Final Match of the Quidditch World Cup is now over!  

An announcement of the winning team will happen later todayt.  Stay tuned to the Wizarding Wireless Network for all your Quidditch World Cup Coverage!  



~*Headmistress Jennie casts the Homunculus Charm ~ We are here!*~


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 19, 2018 10:09:41 AM
*Quidditch World Cup Finals Results*
The Quidditch World Cup is over!  This past 2 weeks of play saw 4 projects posted, for a total of 93 Quidditch over the course of the season!  Way to go players!

And now for the results....  The final match between the Pride of Portree and the Tutshill Tornados wasn't even close!  The notorious cheaters, the Tornados trounced Portree, 45 to just 15.  While it is highly suspected that the Tornados may have tampered with Portree's brooms (and we still have been unable to find the team members of the Tarapoto Tree Skimmers), the referees can find no trace of any illegal magic, so the win stands.

Congratulations to the Tutshill Tornados!



And now for some House Statistics!

Ravenclaw House had 5 players, who scored 23 goals, for an average of 4.6 goals per player.   
Gryffindor House  had 3 players, who scored 18 goals, for an average of 6 goals per player. 
Slytherin House had 2 players, who scored 14 goals, for an average of 7 goals per player. 
Hufflepuff House had 5 players, who scored 39 goals, for an average of 7.8 goals per player. 

Well done Hufflepuff House!



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: WhistleFish on September 19, 2018 10:32:47 AM
Jellybean89: My daughter recognized your Wobbuffet right away! (I have to show her all things Pokemon. Hehe) So cute!

Patty_o_furniture
: How did you get your font so perfect on your stamp!?!?! Also, how did you make the Maurader’s Map? It looks like large paper? Did you get it printed somewhere...I need details! Lol!

Elliot_anne : Thanks for the info! I might have to try that! Also...AH-MAZING bookmark. Love that! I have to make my daughter a Ravenclaw robe for Halloween (I’m dreading setting up my sewing stuff…) and I think I’ll give that pattern a go. Congrats on Witch of the Week for your awesomely awesome Ravenclaw cross stitch!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: WhistleFish on September 19, 2018 10:50:22 AM
Class: Astronomy
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Night Sky Halloween Ornament
Project Page Link: None
Brief Description: I’ve been on my felt ornament kick and I made this one with my daughter Luna in mind. Lots of little silver french knots for stars and of course a moon too. Perfect for studying those “heavenly bodies”. I made a poor choice in so dark of a purple...n case you can’t tell it’s a silhouette of a bare tree and two gravestones.
Project Picture:


Class/Challenge:
Chocolate Frog Challenge
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: The Sanderson Sisters (Felt Ornaments!)
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455997.msg5503481#msg5503481 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455997.msg5503481#msg5503481)
Brief Description: What goes well with one Sanderson sister? Well, another one of course! And if you have two Sanderson sisters you might as well have a third! Hehe.
You guys….I am in LOVE with these. This is the kind of thing I would make in a swap or something and sadly have to give it away. (Why is it I work so much harder on things for other people?) What started off as practicing making more felt ornaments turned into “Holy crap, these are so cool! I get to keep these?!” Is anyone else like that?
Project Picture:


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on September 19, 2018 11:56:47 AM
Oh wow! Those ornaments are GORGEOUS!  :o


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Audania1 on September 19, 2018 12:24:18 PM
Jennie, what you did to that towel is adorable!! I keep meaning to do that to my pillow case edges.

WhistleFish, those ornaments!!! I adore the Sanderson Sisters! And hooray for getting to keep them!!

I will have some things to post tomorrow. I don't know why I let it all bunch up into one or two mass posts at the end of term - I SWEAR I have been crafting!!  Even working on my NEWT! I will definitely have a detention prompt done on friday as well as an update.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: imera on September 19, 2018 03:25:17 PM
I'm sad I missed the whole of Quidditch, hopefully next time I'll have more time to stick to plans and finish things. I've got a few completed projects which I hope to post later this week :) Great job to everyone who are here every day and continue to craft :D


Class/Challenge/House Pride:CoMC
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Honeydukes 1:144 miniature room
Project Page Link (if available): Link (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=456000.new#new)
Brief Description: This project is something that causes giddiness, at least for me, I can't look at it without the feeling.
Project Picture:



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: patty_o_furniture on September 19, 2018 05:31:15 PM

Patty_o_furniture [/b]: How did you get your font so perfect on your stamp!?!?! Also, how did you make the Maurader’s Map? It looks like large paper? Did you get it printed somewhere...I need details! Lol!

The font was printed and then I used that as a tracer.  And the Map is on 8.5 X 17" sized paper from a home printer.  Just tons of pages to cut and paste! https://www.instructables.com/id/Marauders-Map-With-Hidden-Footprints-Full-Size-Rep/


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: jenleahlynn on September 21, 2018 05:11:22 PM
theartsyraven - I love your Honeydukes model! what are the dimensions on it? some of those details must be
                        unbelivably tiny.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: WhistleFish on September 21, 2018 09:29:01 PM
Moonflame: Thank you :D
Audania1: Keeping them is the best part. <3
Patty_o_furniture: I looked through that tutorial and I feel like it’d be hard to get everything lined up correctly. Yours turned out so great!


Class: Herbology
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Teacup Bookmarks
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=456025.0
Brief Description: What do the wee folk need? Wee little teacups of course! One even includes a little bit of greenery that was cut.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 22, 2018 09:06:20 AM
WhistleFish, those bookmarks are adorable!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: katiebread on September 23, 2018 06:44:08 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
SPEW: NICU in Petersburg, VA
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Summer Stripes blanket
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: I work for the school system, so my crafting has slowed down with the start of school. However, I'm still at it! This is yet another blanket to donate to the NICU, to soothe the souls of the parents who must leave their little ones there. They are easy, fun, and inexpensive to make, so I really like contributing to charity this way! The blanket model is Isa, my Our Generation doll, who is having a mid-morning rainy day nap.
Project Picture: (https://flic.kr/p/2afGpsq)Summer Stripes Blanket (https://flic.kr/p/2afGpsq) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Audania1 on September 23, 2018 09:58:59 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: House Unity
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Marauder’s Map Skirt
Project Page Link: none, but done from vintage pattern McCall’s 6741
Brief Description:
House Unity: All four houses are represented in the Marauder’s Map itself so I made a skirt for my niece who loves all of Hogwarts!




Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Winnie’s frog pin cushion
Project Page Link: http://engsidrun.spire.ee/blogs/blog1.php/free-pattern-tree-frog
Brief Description:
Crocheting is very relaxing to me so I made this green frog pin cushion.




Class/Challenge/House Pride: Apparition
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: sewing a sewing machine headband
Project Page Link: https://whatthecraft.com/how-to-make-a-rosie-wrap-head-band-diy-fashion-tutorial/
Brief Description:
I certainly would never want my HEAD to get splinched!! sewing machine headband.




Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: extra bobbles bubble bobble kerchief
Project Page Link: https://pattern-paradise.com/2016/04/27/free-crochet-pattern-bobble-kerchief/
Brief Description:
I adapted this white and gold bobble kerchief to give it more bobbles on alternating edges than the original pattern.




Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Project Page Link: http://www.beatriceryandesigns.com/2013/09/30/amazing-grace-headband-free-crochet-pattern/
Brief Description:
This ear warmer headband was made to be circular to go round the head and keep in warmth.




Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Audania1 on September 23, 2018 10:13:58 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Care of Magical Creatures
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:
Project Page Link: https://pattern-paradise.com/2016/04/27/free-crochet-pattern-bobble-kerchief/
Brief Description:
This very colorful bobble kerchief was made for my friend, the school librarian. She love all colors (has a bright blue mohawk and covered in tattoos). It made me happy to make her happy.




Class/Challenge/House Pride: Dada
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Wrap skirt for my big Keira!
Project Page Link: no link but made from a vintage pattern. McCall’s 6741
Brief Description:
I sewed up this blue wrap skirt for my niece for her birthday. It is flexible in material and size as it grows with you!





Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: 18 hours binging on Netflix
Project Page Link:
Brief Description:
I spent 18 hours cleaning, picking, and processing alpaca fiber for spinning.



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: noodle-bug on September 23, 2018 01:23:16 PM
I love the the teacup bookmarks! And the honeydukes model is amazing!

Sorry I've not been around the last few weeks - being a trainee teacher is phenomenally time-consuming :) a couple of quick projects...

Class: alchemy
House Ravenclaw
Project: self love stew (vegan version) (https://cookingonabootstrap.com/2018/08/25/self-love-stew-38p/)
The whole ethos of this recipe is about self soothing. Even if you're not planning on cooking it I recommend having a read :)


Challenge: floo park guell
House : ravenclaw
Project: washcloth
In love bubblegum blue - so much that my soap is that colour, and now I have a matching washcloth!

Class: HoM
House: ravenclaw
Project: shoebox theatre
During our inset days we looked at teaching art, and produced a small project about ourselves - mine is this shoebox which transforms when you open it to a theatre with my family as the cast :) it's a bit crude as the project was really about teaching art, but I had fun

Class: Soar
House: ravenclaw
Project: welcome wall
I had to create a welcome wall featuring all my class. I based mine around possible lines of travel - it shows places my class might want to go to or work in in the future


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Audania1 on September 24, 2018 08:25:10 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: A Pinch of Floo Powder, Park Guell
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: flower bookmark
Project Page Link: none. Pattern is from a book called 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet
Brief Description:
I have always loved lavender and green. When my oldest was 3 (she’s 11 now) I crocheted her a dress top and sewn dress bottom with these yarns. Green and lavender were also my wedding colors. I think it’s safe to say they bring me joy!



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: FiberAlchemist on September 24, 2018 08:51:14 AM

The new issue of Witch Weekly (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5490581#msg5490581) has hit the news stands! Be sure to pick up a copy and see which witch (or wizard) has been named Witch of the Week!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: edelC on September 24, 2018 09:54:05 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: detention August
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: paper flowers for wedding decorations
Project Page Link:
Brief Description: I am having a very hibernatory time at the moment, with no inclination to go out into the world. Little inclination to craft either, so I thought something that has been hanging around, that needs doing, and that is fairly easy would suit.

I made these coffee filter paper flowers. You cannot get coffee filters here any more, No idea why, not being a coffee drinker, so I bought these on aliexpress. 100 filters made 18 flowers, they are coloured with food colouring. I think I might make a gazillion more, they are so fast to make and I thikn they look good. And in my world decorations are best en masse.



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: jellybean89 on September 24, 2018 10:55:31 AM
Your paper flowers are really pretty edelC! :)

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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Charms
SPEW: Metro Detroit Share (http://www.metrodetroitsharegroup.com/)
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Ripple Baby Blanket
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: This crocheted blanket (http://jillmc.tripod.com/ripple.html) has ripples like water. :)
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: House Unity
SPEW: Metro Detroit Share (http://www.metrodetroitsharegroup.com/)
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Silver Rainbow Blanket
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: This crocheted blanket (https://auburnelephant.com/home/rainbow-blanket) was made using Slytherin silver yarn.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: SPEW
SPEW: Metro Detroit Share (http://www.metrodetroitsharegroup.com/)
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Three's Baby Blanket
Project Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: This crocheted blanket (http://craftyelements.blogspot.com/2015/12/threes-baby-blanket.html) was made to donate to Metro Detroit Share for their memory boxes.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Audania1 on September 24, 2018 12:45:24 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: HoM
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Mini multicolor bobble kerchief
Project Page Link: https://pattern-paradise.com/2016/04/27/free-crochet-pattern-bobble-kerchief/
Brief Description:
This little mini bobble kerchief that I made for my daughter is one strand of yarn that constantly changes from one color to the next. As well, each row changes from bobbles, to double crochets, and single crochets!





Class/Challenge/House Pride: Muggle Studies
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Blue Bird Kerchief
Project Page Link: https://pattern-paradise.com/2016/04/27/free-crochet-pattern-bobble-kerchief/
Brief Description:
This blue bobble kerchief was inspired by blue birds and the sky they fly in.





Class/Challenge/House Pride: SoAR
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Black cloak bobble kerchief
Project Page Link: https://pattern-paradise.com/2016/04/27/free-crochet-pattern-bobble-kerchief/
Brief Description: This bobble kerchief perfectly mimics the Invisibility Cloak in black color and triangle shape!



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: gaudiknight on September 25, 2018 10:28:08 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Detention - July
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Shawl
Brief Description: To commemorate the first two hours I spent working on my Advanced Studies shawl.  I mucked something up with the increases last time I worked on it, so it's been riding around in the back seat of my car since August...


(With a bonus appearance of Lady Sif's paw)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Audania1 on September 25, 2018 11:31:58 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology extra credit
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Word scramble, word search, and crossword
Brief Description: I completed the extra credit! I am unsure if you wanted the answers posted, so I am making them tiny. That was fun!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=741819)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=741820)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=741821)


Title: Re: Setting up for the Harry Potter Craftalong ~Midsummer Term DO NOT POST HERE!
Post by: noodle-bug on September 25, 2018 10:18:47 PM
In posted a new flip a couple of days ago, but realised I never told you guys about it!!  :o
I might of my oversight, you can still submit for the old floo challenge until midnight cereal time today

Greenland
The Thule region of Greenland has the northernmost year-round populated communities on earth. The Thule culture is centered on traditional hunting skills with spears and kayaks.
For this challenge, you must go out and hunt for your supplies before you can craft - this may mean hunting for autumn leaves in a wood, hunting for just the right fabric in a haberdashery, for example.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: elliot_anne on September 25, 2018 11:07:59 PM
I love all the blankets everyone is making! They're all so pretty!

I've been working hard on my Gryffindor cross stitch - trying to finish up the OWL before the end of term. I MIGHT just make it!! Here's my update, a side-by side with the pattern, to show how I highlight as I go, haha:

And a photo of the back, as promised, to show off my grids. (I'm actually really proud of the back of this one - I challenged myself to cross stitch "the proper way" with no knots, and I'm actually really surprised how much I like it!!)


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Care of Magical Creatures
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: "Chocolate Muffin Bread" (aka Chocolate Banana Bread)
Project Page Link (if available): https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/gluten-free-vegan-chocolate-banana-bread/print/
Brief Description: Above is the link to the recipe I used. Although looking at it now, I am just now realizing that I totally goofed and only used 1 banana instead of the 3 the recipe calls for, which totally explains why the loaf was a little drier than it looks in the original baker's pictures  ::)

Backstory: Hufflepuff is potty training, and we use a sticker chart to help encourage (you know... bribe...) him to keep going. He's actually been doing really well this week, and filled up his sticker chart! However, I was having a really hard time coming up with a good treat/prize/reward for filling up the whole chart. As he filled it up yesterday, I had a shot of inspiration! The kids have been enjoying baking so much, why not let HIM pick out a recipe to make?! He LOVED the idea, but he couldn't choose between making chocolate muffins, or some kind of bread. Since he is also allergic to dairy, this complicates traditional recipes sometimes, so I tend to specifically search for dairy-free or vegan recipes.

When I came across this chocolate banana bread recipe on Pinterest, I showed him, and he was positively GIDDY that I had found a "chocolate muffin bread" recipe! As I said before, I goofed and only put in one banana (probably for the best, actually, because I don't actually like banana bread, haha). Also, I don't have flaxseed on hand (we bake dairy-free, not full vegan), so I subbed in one egg instead.

It was really good, and the kids were begging for more! Even with just the one banana, the banana taste still comes through pretty strong, so only make it if you actually LIKE banana bread, haha.
Project Picture:



Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic
SPEW:
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Not So Wheat Bread
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: The only other time I've attempted to make bread before this month was about 7 or 8 years ago, with a bread maker, and it turned out so dense that I'm pretty sure we didn't end up finishing it... So my goal was to find a better bread recipe, and actually make it by hand. This was my first time actually kneading dough. It was... sticky... and messy... and took WAY longer than I anticipated. Like... the all-day-loaf-of-bread. Only to find out right as I'm supposed to pop it in the pan to put in the oven that I need TWO loaf pans, because the recipe makes two, and I only have ONE pan! A "quick" 30 minute run to the store to pick up a 2nd pan meant major over-proofing, and thus, the Monster Loaves were born.

Luckily, they did not remain sticky, and plumped and firmed up nicely like they were supposed to, and my kids and husband helped me devour an entire loaf in 2 days (I hid the other in the freezer).

I don't have a recipe on hand to link to, because this recipe came from a bread book I purchased earlier this month when I decided to make a foray into the world of bread.
Project Picture:




Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on September 26, 2018 04:35:43 PM
Mistress_Jennie and Noodle, I just figured out that I submitted both my Little Library (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5493919#msg5493919), and my Flower Garlands (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.270)for Arithmancy. Would it be possible for me to relabel the flower garlands for the Aug HM challenge (inspired by song lyrics for Sakura (https://kidsongs.com/lyrics/sakura-sakura.html/) - a song I've loved since I was about 12 :)  ) since they were finished in August (for the wedding on the 18th)? It was a crazy time for me, as you may imagine, but I'll understand if that's not OK.

I have a few more to submit!

Class: Detention in the Dungeons - June
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Resin Star and Moon
Project Description: I had all the goodies for this in my stash, though it took some searching to find them all, LOL!
Project Pic:


Class: Headmistress Challenge - Chocolate Frog
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Planner Pair
Project Description: You've probably seen those neat Hobonichi planners. Some are in Weekly format (narrower and taller) and some in daily (shorter and wider.) Here's my own pair, but dolly sized!
Project Pic:




Class:House Pride
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Resin Huffle Charm
Project Description: I had a cute shrink-plastic Huff charm that was wasn't sure how to use, but then as I was resining some other stuff, I realised I could use it to make a charm! I did this in several layers to make it work out right, but I like how it turned out!
Project Pic:



Class: Transfiguration
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: BJD Bag
Project Description: I had to be very precise to make all the bits and pieces measure and match up to each other, but it was worth the effort!
Project Pic:


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 27, 2018 10:18:14 AM
Note from the Headmistress....

Reminder, this term of the HPC ends Sunday night, at Midnight, Headmistress Time!  Central Standard Time.  If you're not sure what that is in relation to you, Google it.  Or ask Siri what the current time is in Nashville, TN.  ;) 

The new term will open Monday, October 1st. 

Deputy Headmistress Noodle-bug, the Heads of House, the Professors & I are all working hard to get next term ready to open early on Monday morning.  Please don't post in the new thread until I make an announcement in this one that the new one is officially open. 

Finally, as you all scurry to post last minute projects over the next 3 days, please make sure that your posts are complete with class or challenge names, recipe links, and pictures posted.  After opening the new Term on Monday, I will do a points tally.  Any posts that are missing vital information will simply not be counted.   


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 27, 2018 10:34:30 AM
Mistress_Jennie and Noodle, I just figured out that I submitted both my Little Library (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.msg5493919#msg5493919), and my Flower Garlands (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454952.270)for Arithmancy. Would it be possible for me to relabel the flower garlands for the Aug HM challenge (inspired by song lyrics for Sakura (https://kidsongs.com/lyrics/sakura-sakura.html/) - a song I've loved since I was about 12 :)  ) since they were finished in August (for the wedding on the 18th)? It was a crazy time for me, as you may imagine, but I'll understand if that's not OK.

I've gone ahead and made the change in our points spreadsheet.  Thanks for the heads up.



~*Headmistress Jennie casts the Homunculus Charm ~ We are here!*~


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: elliot_anne on September 28, 2018 12:39:11 PM
I finished my OWL before the end of the term!!

OWL Class: Study of Anicient Runes (option 1)
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Gryffindor Crest Cross Stitch
Project Page Link: https://www.google.com/amp/s/theworldinstitches.tumblr.com/post/131279528593/gryffindor-house-crest-cross-stitch-chart-the/amp
Brief Description: I'm working on making all four house crests, plus a slightly bigger Hogwarts house crest, based on the cross stitch designs from The World in Stitches tumblr page. This is number 2, Gryffindor!
Project Picture:


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: jenleahlynn on September 28, 2018 02:57:16 PM
Class/challenge - arithimancy
House- Gryffindor
Project- costume restoration

I didn't make these dresses. Our show choir is reusing dresses from a couple years ago. Beautiful but fragile. My daughters needed straps shortened so they would fit better. But once I took a closer look this adjustment also had loose beads and fraying silk. It ended up taking hours to get it back in shape. I hope the dresses survive the season.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: patty_o_furniture on September 28, 2018 07:31:46 PM
Great job on the cross stitch elliot!  You did a lot of work in just the last couple days!

Class:  Muggle Studies
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Giant Lollis
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: For PTA's fundraiser we will be selling suckers.  I wanted something big to stand out and communicate the message that we were selling the suckers and where we were at.  In pops these giant lollis made with pool noodles and duct tape!
Project Picture:




OWL Subject & Option: Care of Magical Creatures 1
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Zombie Flamingos
Project Page Link:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=456095.msg5504434#msg5504434
Brief Description: A fascinating magical creature from the muggle world is the flamingo.  Muggles are so obsessed with them that lots have them as pink plastic characters in their lawns.  I was hoping to blend in as a muggle, so I thought it would be easier to just place a patrificus spell on a flamingo than track down a muggle plastic one.  Well, it worked in the beginning, but the problem I didn't forsee was that when patrificus totalus was placed on real flamingos they become inferi instead.  Oops.  My bad.

I painted 13 zombie/skeleton/vulture/mummy flamingos to be a yard decoration for Halloween.  Each day I'll replace a pink flamingo with a zombie and by the end of the month they'll have caused some mischief.  Excited to play with them!

Project Picture:




Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 29, 2018 08:59:22 AM
Patty_O, you are constantly creative and your sense of humor is evident even far across the internet.   But this....  This is something else entirely.  This may be the funniest thing you've ever posted here.  I laughed so hard watching the animation that I cried.  I had to show my husband, who isn't very impressed with anything I show him on Craftster, and even he laughed and said 'That's pretty great.' 

::wipes more tears away::

I flippin' love you.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: FiberAlchemist on September 29, 2018 10:48:21 AM
Patty_O, I love your flamingos! And the adorable stop motion animation! I've wanted to do something similar with lawn gnomes, unfortunately finding inexpensive gnomes to paint is difficult.

I have projects to turn in. Actually they should have been turned in months ago, but have just been sitting on my camera.

Class:  Astronomy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: As Travars Embroidery
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: I created this for the My Favorite Book Swap. It is inspired by the Shades of Magic series. Each of the colored circles represents one of the different colored (parallel universe) Londons; and the phrase "As Travars" is used to travel between them.
Project Photo:


Class:  DADA
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Matilda Quote BookSleeve
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: Also made for the Book Swap this padded (but flexible) sleeve was made to protect my partners book while on the go.
Project Photo:


Class:  Divination
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Gluten Free French Bread
Project Page Link: - Recipe can be found at Genius Kitchen (https://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/gluten-free-french-bread-180306).
Brief Description: I made this simple french bread to use as a part of a summer panzanella salad.
Project Picture:


Class:  Flying
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Kitchen Cabinet Redo
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: This is a project my husband and I have been talking about doing for at least a year. It was big and seemed daunting and was always lurking on our project list. We finally tackled it over 4th of July weekend. For anyone interested in painting their own cabinets I thoroughly recommend The Kitchn's (https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-paint-wood-kitchen-cabinets-with-white-paint-248186) guide.
Project Picture:
before

after

Class: Transfiguration
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: The Magicians Inspired Notebooks
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: I used my circuit to cut the vinyl for the decals used on these notebooks. Even with the help of technology there was still a great deal of skill and accuracy required to weed these images (especially the one with the trees).
Project Picture:

I have a couple more things in the works, but I'm not sure I will have them completed by tomorrow night.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: jenleahlynn on September 29, 2018 12:57:41 PM
class/challenge- house unity
house-gryffindor
project link-
project- badger notebook

This was for a swap in another group. I saw the tutorial for making arm guards out of foam sheets that look like leather. https://www.epbot.com/2016/06/make-these-warrior-belle-leather.html  I decided to adapt it and make covers for a notebook. It turned out so well , I think I need to make one for myself!






class/challenge - astronomy
house- gryffindor
project- galaxy owl patch

I'm really fond of this starry night fabric. I've used it for several projects. This time it's the background for an owl patch for my partner in the tesha more patch swap.
 

class/ challenge- charms
house- gryffindor
project- greeting cards

I made a batch of greeting cards for a swap in another group. I used a dragonfly stamp with stayzon ink (water proof) and then added color with watercolor paints.
 

class/challenge-Care of Magical Creatures
house- gryffindor
SPEW -school choirs
project-snickerdoodle cupcakes
project page link-https://www.momadvice.com/post/snickerdoodle-cupcakes-4

Our choir asked for cupcakes to serve after their concert. I wanted to be sure they looked the way they tasted, and my daughters favorite cookie is snickerdoodles. so I found this cake doctor recipe.... cinnamon cupcake, cinnamon buttercream frosting, and I added cinnamon sugar on top to be sure everyone got the point. yumm! The recipie mades 2 dozen.


class/challenge- Herbology
house- gryffindor
project- green flower patch

another patch for the tesha more swap. this one has white flowers embroided onto a green background. It was the 10th anniversary of this swap, so their are 10 flowers


class/challenge- SOAR
house- gryffindor
project- triangle zentangle

Our library has a monthly zentangle class. Usually we work on square tiles, but this month to shake things up we were working on triangluar ones.

class/challenge- transfiguration
house- gryffindor
project- arrow zentangle

I had a couple extra tiles after class, so I decided to try a sketch combining arrows and zentangle patterns.






Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 29, 2018 02:34:37 PM
Class Challenge: Apparition
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Strawberry Hooker’s Helper Necklace (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=456100.0)
Brief Description:  For my apparition homework I created a Hooker's Helper necklace for friend kittykill.  The pendant (which is a thread/yarn cutter) can be worn on the body, and the charms can be removed from the necklace to be used as crochet stitch markers.
Project Picture:



Class Challenge: Charms
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: ‘Spare Striped’ Dishcloth (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=456098.0)
Brief Description: This cute little striped dishcloth can be used in water to scrub your dishes!  And actually, the water will release the 'aloe' scent of the green yarn.  :)
Project Picture:



Class Challenge: Flying
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Evil Eye Luck Charm
Brief Description:  I whipped up a rear view mirror charm for kittykill, to bring her luck while she travels.
Project Picture:



Class Challenge: History of Magic
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Granny Square Kitchen Trivet (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=456098.0)
Brief Description: Initially this project was going to be one of a set of coasters.  Sadly I didn't like how it was turning out size-wise for a coaster, and I felt the middle blossom might be a bit too bumpy to safely hold a drink on top of, so I morphed the pattern, and ended up turning it into a trivet instead. 
Project Picture:



Class Challenge: House Pride
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Granny Strawberry Dishcloths (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=456098.0)
Brief Description: The sweet little strawberry dishcloths are bright Gryffindor red!
Project Picture:



Class Challenge: House Unity
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Granny Coasters (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=456098.0)
Brief Description:  While making all my other strawberry goodies for kittykill, I whipped up a set of coasters too.  They feature Slytherin green and Gryffindor red, peacefully co-existing.
Project Picture:



Class Challenge: Muggle Studies
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Strawberry Blossom Bracelet (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=456099.0)
Brief Description:  The world is a rough place right now.  But there are still beautiful things to see and lovely moments to share with dear friends.  I created this cheerful little strawberry blossom bracelet to hopefully communicate a ray of sunshine for a friend, whenever she needs it. 
Project Picture:



Class Challenge: Potions
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Strawberry Potholder (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=456098.0)
Brief Description: Final strawberry project of the group!  This happy little potholder can prevent burning your hand on a hot pan. 
Project Picture:




Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: katiebread on September 30, 2018 08:09:27 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfiguration
SPEW:
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Dollhouse
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: This project required a great deal of accuracy. Hot glue is the nemesis of accuracy. You guys, it's like I forgot everything I ever knew about adhesives. If the seam is going to be visible, DO NOT use hot glue. Use tacky glue, hold it in place, and WAIT. I tried to cover some of the sins with paperboard covered in computer paper as trim, but the glue seam pushed it out from the wall at an angle. Still, it doesn't look too bad from a distance, and it'll do nicely to set up quick scenes for my BJDs.
Project Picture: (https://flic.kr/p/28Pg3mb)Dollhouse (https://flic.kr/p/28Pg3mb) by katiebread (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Audania1 on September 30, 2018 09:21:26 AM
Oh my gosh! I need that hooker's helper necklace! What a fabulous idea! Where did you come up with that? I may need to steal that idea for a Christmas gift for my mom and sister....

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Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 30, 2018 03:11:24 PM
Challenge: Detention September
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Chain Maile Earrings

Brief Description:  These poor earrings were sitting, in-progress, on my workstation for over 2 months.  I found the loops of multiple rings intensely annoying to make, and had completed all but the last two loops before losing my patience and walking away.  Finally went back and finished them yesterday and am happy with how they turned out.  (Provided I never have to make them again!)
Project Picture:



Class: Transfiguration
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Byzantine Chain Maile Earrings

Brief Description:  The Byzantine pattern isn't all that difficult, but you must pay a great deal of attention to make sure you do it correctly.
Project Picture:


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: jenleahlynn on September 30, 2018 04:23:32 PM
class/challenge- house pride
house- gryffindor
project- dog house patch

gryffindor red dog house,and at first glance you might think sirius is hiding inside...


class/challenge- dada
house-gryffindor
project- greeting cards
 such a simple thing, paper folded over, decorated, and chase away the blues!



class/challenge- divination
house-gryffindor
project- triangle zentangle

These triangle shaped zentangles work especially well as part of a group. everyone in the class arranged theirs together after creating them. this will be fun added to a full set of my own in a collage.




class/challenge- flying
house-gryffindor
project- owl patch

Stitches on a plane! These little tesha moore patches are small and travel well. I finished one on a flight to south carolina, and started one for myself on the way back.

class/challenge-Headmistress challenge- choclate frog card
house-gryffindor
project- zentangle atc

artist trading cards (ATC) are small and fun to trade and share with friends. I've been playing with zentangles size for trading.





class/challeclass/challenge- history of magic
house-gryffindor
project- tile coasters

Another one of my library workshops. We used sharpie markers and a vinyl stencil to decorate them. then spritzed with alcohol to blend the colors causing to run and appear more like paint.
 
nge- potions

house-gryffindor
project- hamberger pie

this is a classic comfort food. hamburger browned with onions, topped with a liquidy batter bakes up into a fluffy biscuit topping.


https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/impossibly-easy-cheeseburger-pie/8c78aa78-c368-40fa-8a88-1654640c7525


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: patty_o_furniture on September 30, 2018 07:04:35 PM
Class: Potions
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name:  Applecrisp
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: This applecrisp is topped with some pastey consistency caramel sauce and needs some ice cream to prevent burning your mouth.
Caramel: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/245648/oh-so-easy-caramel-sauce/
Applecrisp: https://iambaker.net/best-apple-crisp/
Ice Cream: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455545.new#new 
Project Picture:


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on September 30, 2018 07:45:56 PM
I don't really have any prompts left that these fit, so they're just for fun.

A drippy resin moon I made while learning how to resin, messing around with blending colours, etc.:



I decided to try making eyes for my BJDs, because I couldn't find exactly what I wanted, which are 12mm eyes with 5mm irises, and most irises seem to be 6mm-8mm (or the eyes are REALLY pricey!) These are my first attempts, and actually pretty close to what I'm going for, but I learned not to make the iris well too deep (because the doll ends up looking cross-eyes if you aren't viewing both straight on) and to make the bases a little smaller, as well as to round them back out after making the iris well. I hope my next ones will be better! :) They're made from Pluffy (which is a soft Sculpey) and then the wells are painted, a small ball of black clay is added for the pupil, and the well is then filled with clear UV resin.





I also decided to make another froggy hat to put in my shop, but as I was going, I encountered some weak spots in my yarn, so Kiki (on the left) gets to keep this one. She's excited to be able to match Peaches.




Guys! IT'S ALMOST THE FIRST OF HALLOWE'EN!!!  Who else is excited?? :D



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: gaudiknight on September 30, 2018 08:18:21 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Apparition
SPEW:
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Ridiculous Hat of Ridiculousness
Project Page Link (if available): Modified this pattern (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crocodile-stitch-pixie-hat-us-terms)
Brief Description: Hats!  You wear them on your head!  And we need to take advantage of the fact that babies can't complain if their headgear is super silly.



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Care of Magical Creatures
SPEW:
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bat Dress
Brief Description: Bats are one of my favorite animals and it always makes me happy to see them flitting around with flight patterns that would produce giddiness in most other creatures.



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
SPEW:
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Utilitarian Fetchings
Project Page Link (if available): Made with this pattern (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTfetching.html)
Brief Description: It doesn't get much more basic and useful than a pair of Fetchings now that the weather is turning.  They keep your hands warm and the gray color hides some of the dirt that can come with outdoor tasks that require your fingers to be free.



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Flying
SPEW: Katiebread's Local NICU
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Berry Sherbet Blanket
Project Page Link (if available): Made with this pattern (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sideways-shell-baby-afghan)
Brief Description: Jumping on Katiebread's NICU Blanket bandwagon because they make great on-the-go projects while you're riding around in the backseat on a 6+ hour car trip.



Class/Challenge/House Pride: Headmistress' Challenge - September
SPEW:
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Ghouls & Ghosties Dress
Brief Description: Making this to match a slightly larger dress I'd made earlier in the month.  Finally ended up with a set of three all told, in three different sizes.



Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Vintage Stripes
Brief Description: I always like sewing doll dresses with horizontal stripes, because they hide an unexpected transformation in the back.



Class/Challenge/House Pride: House Unity
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Halloween Stripes Dress
Brief Description: The fabric of the skirt features green for Slytherin, bluish purple for Ravenclaw, goldy-orange for Gryffindor, and black for Hufflepuff.



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on October 01, 2018 07:13:19 AM
~*The Midsummer Term has ended*~

Henceforth, all enchantments, protection charms, and House Points spells have dissolved.  Your End of Term Feast will be October 1-7th, 2018. 


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on October 01, 2018 07:18:14 AM
~*The The Yule 2018/19 Term (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455973.0) is now OPEN*~

Please note that some of your classrooms, detention dungeons and common rooms are under a bit of construction.  Please bear with us as we transition from Midsummer to Yule Term. Thanks! ;D


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on October 01, 2018 08:13:52 AM


Welcome to the End of Term Feast!
For the next few days, we will celebrate the Midsummer Term accomplishments of HPCers.
A few of the awards to be announced are: Slug Club Members, S.P.E.W. Awards, & House Cup.


~*Midsummer 2018 Crafty Magic Stats*~
The Term lasted 122 days.
20 Students were enrolled at Hogwarts.
374 Projects were Posted!!!


That is an amazing average of around 3 projects a day and 18.7 projects per student! :o

Some students also took up the challenge of OWLs and NEWTs.  2 OWLs and 1 NEWT were completed during the Midsummer Term.
To those who completed their Advanced Studies, Congratulations & Well Done.


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on October 01, 2018 11:50:10 AM
~*End of Term Awards*~
There are a few honors to bestow.  Each term we give special awards to those who have proven their mastery of crafty magic by giving out the Hermione Award and announcing the newest members of the Slug Club. 

*Hermione Award*
The first is the Hermione Award, which is given to all of those who engage in charity crafting on behalf of S.P.E.W. 
Congratulations to gaudiknight, katiebread, jellybean89 & Mistress Jennie!


*Slug Club*
Next we honor those who made it into the Slug Club this term by crafting 20 or more projects! 
Congratulations to gaudiknight, midkiffsjoy, Moonflame, patty_o_furniture, edelC, jellybean89, noodle-bug, ErinAquaheart & Mistress Jennie!

(If you belong on this list and were accidentally left off, please PM Mistress Jennie so she may rectify the situation.)




~*Awarding the House Cup for Midsummer 2018 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:

Slytherin with 4 students and 570 points,
an average of 142.5 points per student


Ravenclaw with 7 students and 1860 points,
an average of 265.71 points per student


Gryffindor with 4 students and 1365 points,
an average of 341.25 points per student


Hufflepuff with 6 students and 2215 points,
an average of 369.16 points per student



The House Cup is awarded to HUFFLEPUFF!


Congratulations

Here's a special badge just for Hufflepuff House members.

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: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 01, 2018 12:49:31 PM
Mistress Jennie, I can totally see how that earring project could drive you loopy!   ;D ;D ;D ::)(get it, circle, ring, loop, loopy)  I crack myself up!  :P


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on October 02, 2018 09:19:51 AM
@elliot_anne:  Since you didn't include a picture of your finished OWL, it was not counted as part of the Midsummer Term.  You are welcome (& encouraged) to repost in the new Yule Term in order to earn your 100 points. 


I finished my OWL before the end of the term!!

OWL Class: Study of Anicient Runes (option 1)
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Gryffindor Crest Cross Stitch
Project Page Link: https://www.google.com/amp/s/theworldinstitches.tumblr.com/post/131279528593/gryffindor-house-crest-cross-stitch-chart-the/amp
Brief Description: I'm working on making all four house crests, plus a slightly bigger Hogwarts house crest, based on the cross stitch designs from The World in Stitches tumblr page. This is number 2, Gryffindor!
Project Picture:



Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on October 02, 2018 09:22:56 AM
Note from the Herbology Professor....

I offered extra credit last term in the form of a word search, cross word, and Word Scramble.  Anyone who completed it would be in a drawing to win a suncatcher for their home or garden.  I have noted entries for Audania1 & patty_o_furniture.  Has anyone else completed it, and I missed the post?  Just want to be certain before I draw a name from the hat.  :)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: elliot_anne on October 02, 2018 03:57:56 PM
@elliot_anne:  Since you didn't include a picture of your finished OWL, it was not counted as part of the Midsummer Term.  You are welcome (& encouraged) to repost in the new Yule Term in order to earn your 100 points. 


I finished my OWL before the end of the term!!

OWL Class: Study of Anicient Runes (option 1)
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Gryffindor Crest Cross Stitch
Project Page Link: https://www.google.com/amp/s/theworldinstitches.tumblr.com/post/131279528593/gryffindor-house-crest-cross-stitch-chart-the/amp
Brief Description: I'm working on making all four house crests, plus a slightly bigger Hogwarts house crest, based on the cross stitch designs from The World in Stitches tumblr page. This is number 2, Gryffindor!
Project Picture:


Oh no! That means it didn't upload properly, cuz I totally put it on there! &#38;#128547; Guess I'll put it in this semester instead


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: jenleahlynn on October 02, 2018 05:44:37 PM
Congratulations Hufflepuffs!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Audania1 on October 02, 2018 05:56:50 PM
Yes!! Congratulations Hufflepuffs! You guys really earned it!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Moonflame on October 03, 2018 02:39:35 PM
Wow! Thanks! :D  And, great job, fellow 'Puffs!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: imera on October 04, 2018 12:36:36 AM
Congratulations to the puffs :D great job!


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Inselaeffchen on October 04, 2018 03:04:12 AM
Well done the 'Puffs!! Huffie will be so chuffed for you guys! ;)


Title: Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime!
Post by: Abbeeroad on October 04, 2018 06:54:51 AM
Congratulations Hufflepuff House!!! :D