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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong Yule Term 2016/2017*~ Join anytime! on: December 04, 2016 06:59:05 AM
Card Exchange Addresses have been sent!

Please let me know if you signed up and did not get a PM. Smiley
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong Yule Term 2016/2017*~ Join anytime! on: November 29, 2016 06:41:15 PM
to sign up for the card exchange!

Full details can be found here. We have seven people signed up so far and we're hoping for more! The more the merrier! (See what I did there? Hehe.)
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong Yule Term 2016/2017*~ Join anytime! on: November 18, 2016 06:50:17 PM

4th Annual HPC Card Exchange!

Can you believe that it's time for our FOURTH Card Exchange?! I look forward to it every year...it's so nice (and really neat) to get so many cards from all around! Here's all you need to know to participate:
  • This exchange is open to ALL house members.
  • Cards may be hand-crafted OR store bought. This time of year gets very busy and no one is expecting you to work miracles. (I hand-crafted cards my first year and then definitely did store bought for the other ones.)
  • This is open to international participates as well! [Please note that not everyone will send you a card if you are international, nor do we expect you to ship to everyone (unless you want to!). International shipping (even on just a card) can get really expensive. Participate as much or as little as you wish!
  • Please understand you may get Christmas cards or Hanukkah cards or lord knows what else! (We have very creative cards every year!)We have Hogwarts students and alumni of varying religious/spritual backgrounds. This exchange is more about connecting with our fellow students so please keep an open mind about what you may receive. I'm sure it is no one's goal to offend anyone. Smiley
  • This is not an actual swap. Things do not have to be crafted. Nothing will be done if someone "flakes." I'm not keeping track of if people send or not or if cards are late or not. This is just a friendly, non-stressful, and fun way to celebrate the holidays with our fellow HPC-ers in real life.

This is how you participate:
  • PM me (Whistlefish) your address by December 2nd.
  • I will PM everyone the complete list of addresses the next day on December 3rd.
  • As soon as you receive the addresses, send your cards out. Smiley
  • You do not have to send right on the 3rd or anything. There is no set send-out date, just at your earliest convenience. I do suggest sending out earlier than later so cards arrive in time by Christmas. Smiley

I look forward to exchanging cards with everyone again! SO MUCH FUN! I just love getting happy mail. Please PM me with any questions! Smiley
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*HP Craftalong - Midsummer Semester 2016*~ on: August 09, 2016 09:06:43 PM
Challenge/Class: Arithmancy/Iron Chef Hogwarts
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Lemon Broccoli Pasta
Brief Description: For the "craft" of cooking, my favorite "material" is definitely PASTA! And this recipe worked perfectly because it also includes spinach which was this month's secret ingredient! I give this recipe 3 out of 5 stars. It's nothing spectacular, it tastes good, not amazing. Please note though: it makes ALOT of pasta and if you have a small family like me you'll be eating it for days. The recipe can be found here.
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5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*HP Craftalong - Midsummer Semester 2016*~ on: July 29, 2016 09:09:56 PM
OWL Subject & Option: Astronomy (Option #3)
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Mermaid Baby Quilt
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques used, materials using, plan of action, expected timeline, etc.)
Some of you may remember I made a mermaid quilt earlier this semester, then I found better fabric. Well, since it's going to take me approx 3-4 weeks for this due to scheduling, I figured I'd make it into an OWL to get my fellow Gryffindors some points.  Wink To fit the requirements, it will look just like a quilt filled with some blues, teals, and coral but if you look closely you'll realize that there's actually a under-the-sea/mermaid theme to the quilt. Wanna drool over the fabric I found and fell in love with? Here you go!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*HP Craftalong - Midsummer Semester 2016*~ on: July 29, 2016 08:32:15 PM
So life has been unkind to my crafting schedule lately but I'm really trying to get myself back on track. I even cleaned up my crafting area to help me get started! It's been a disaster since Luna's birthday party. But look at it now! Nice and neat. Smiley

Maybe not the neatest it's been but definitely workable. (Plus, I wanted to share my craft area joy with you guys! Our last apartment I had my craft stuff literally in five different areas and I'd have to use the kitchen table to make anything. Now I have my own little section of the basement to craft to my hearts' content.)

Anyways, so yes...speaking of Luna's birthday party....it was a success! Sadly all my pictures are not great because I was so incredibly busy throwing the party I didn't get to take pretty pictures like I wanted. Luckily I did manage to snag some of my MIL's pictures. (Lesson learned: Next time people can mingle for the 5 minutes it would have took for me to take the pictures I wanted.)

Anyways, class dump ahead!

Class: Apparation
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Dino Food Signs
Brief Description: Cutsey little signs for all the dino-themed food at the party. They may look easy peasy, but I spent quite a while designing them all from scratch. Even though it's printed, it's more of a digital project. They were the perfect thing for me to practice apparation - more than two related objects.
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Class: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Dinosaur Birthday Banner
Brief Description: For CoMC, I created something that had FIVE major steps: computer design, fusible interfacing, silhouette cutting, ironing, sewing. Voila! Birthday banner! I don't feel like digging up the banner right now so this picture will have to do. Plus, it's huge. The letters are made out of a really neat dinosaur fabric, cut from the silhouette (never used it to cut fabric before, sure beats tracing!). Turned out pretty cool. May she forever use a dinosaur banner for each and every future birthday. Lol.
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Class: DADA
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Dinosaur Centerpieces
Brief Description: Dinosaurs, like Grindylow, can be very aggressive creatures. Inspired by Grindylow enclosures, I created dinosaur enclosures (centerpieces!) where the dinosaurs could safely be viewed by our party guests. (What it really is: sand and rock filler, carefully placed dinosaurs, balloons on each one. Made 8 in total for each of the tables.)
Project Picture: P.S. Sorry for the crappy picture.

Class: Divination
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Invitations/Gift Bags
Brief Description: I made two separate crafts that look similar and were designed in very similar ways but they are different projects. I designed both the invitations and the gift bag print outs from scratch on the computer and printed them out. I made about 20 invitations, printed on photo paper and matted onto some scrapbook paper, rounded all the corners. And I made 12 gift bags (which apparently was about 8 too many Roll Eyes ) and filled them with all sorts of dinosaur goodies. The good thing about too many gift bags is that the husband can bring the left overs to work. He works for a school so someone will find good use. Smiley
Project Picture:

That's all for now, but here's a bonus pic where you can see the fancy watermelon T-Rex my husband made. Lol! I ran out of crafting time so I gave him that job. He also made "dino tooth" necklaces out of clay for all the kids to wear.

7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*HP Craftalong - Midsummer Semester 2016*~ on: July 11, 2016 07:52:00 PM
I've been MIA lately...I procrastinated doing my daughter's birthday party so all of a sudden it was holy-crap-make-all-the-dinosaur-things time. It turned out to be a success! And in a day or two I'll have to make a post with a couple of the things I had made. In the meantime....I had to catch up checking out everyone's posts!

@MistressJennie: I love the herb garden! I can't wait to have my own house.  Sad Lol. Also, I'm kind of interested in Blue Apron, sounds like an awesome idea....I'll have to do some price checking. Also, I am LOVING the Quidditch challenge...I definitely have a couple projects I can use for this.
@noodle-bug: The Tea-Rex!!! Ahh! And even more exciting....that RAINBOW ZEBRA! I've never seen something so beautiful! You did fabulous on it!
@netchez: I love your little owls! And that koi is so teeny, tiny awesome!
@AnnoyingBigSister: I thought about doing a rock painting for my little owl too! Awesome clay Pokemon!
@Abbeeroad: What's a CDJ? A record player? Also, I LOVE the cross stitch! I made one for my cousin-in-law last fall and had a great time making it. Yours turned out so well! Annnd...awesome weaving! I've always wanted to try to make one of those.
@jellybean89: Lovely baby blankets! You've been busy!
@edelC: ohmygosh! That fabric! It's amazing!
@fatewineroses: The dark mark felt badge is so awesome! How'd you get so much detail? Embroidery?
@midkiffsjoy: Very interesting owl! And cute! I would have never thought to create something like that. And that drawer-into-shelves idea is fantasic...you're so creative!
@J_Kieviet: You are such an awesome aunt! Your nieces are very lucky!

Additionally: I've never heard of the cockney rhyming slang...it seems a bit confusing. Lol. I'm going to have to read up on it. Haha.

8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*HP Craftalong - Midsummer Semester 2016*~ on: June 20, 2016 06:37:18 PM
@noodle-bug: That sounds hilarious! I really can't imagine being able to do any dino impressions where you could actually tell which dino other than a T-Rex. Lol!

Class: June Detention
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Space Bag
Brief Description: Make something light and airy? What's more light and airy than outer space?! I have a LOT of this space fabric. I can't remember why, for the life of me, did I buy so much of it. Well, I suppose it's time to chip away at it, lol. I made this cute little zipper bag to keep my favoritist of pens in for my purse. I've started a Bullet Journal a month or so ago and I wanted a little bag to keep my pens in.
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9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: on: June 18, 2016 03:49:06 PM
@antbee: I know! She will be four on July 1st! And thank you, the coasters turned out pretty good. I think I'll have to make more. Your little socks are cute, and such a great idea. I get kinda cozy for a bit in the summer too... Luna and I have been listening to Christmas music for the heck of it. Lol.

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10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*HP Craftalong - Midsummer Semester 2016*~ on: June 17, 2016 07:33:50 PM
@moonflame: I love your sushi charm, it's so adorable! I'm zooming in on the picture to see how is made and I can't figure it out. Is it yarn?

Class: Alchemy
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Papasaurus T-Shirt
Brief description: With Father's Day coming up I was looking on Pinterest and came across the perfect shirt to make my husband! My daughter has been obsessed with dinosaurs lately so I thought it would work well. And as with any crafter, I refuse to buy things I can make myself so I recreated the shirt, perfect for Alchemy so I could have the proper shirt to help cover and protect my husband with love for this Father's Day.
Project Picture:

Class: Transfiguration
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Lunasaurus Shirt!
Brief description: I couldn't make daddy a dinosaur sorry without making Luna one. To accomplish this I transfigured an image on the computer, made a triceratops stencil, and transfigured my fabric paint into a pretty darn good triceratops!
Project Picture:

And, just because.... an action shot! Luna was so thrilled about it she had to put it on right away. It apparently transforms her INTO a dinosaur. I didn't know that my transfiguration skills were that strong. Hence the "roaring" in the picture. Hehe!

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