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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2019/2020*~ on: December 18, 2019 07:22:38 PM
Headmistress, you mentioned Pinkleo and she was the one who got ME to join!! Does she know of craftster ending? I really miss seeing her lovely creations and hope she is doing well. She really was a huge inspiration and made me want to craft more for all of my partners.
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2019/2020*~ on: December 18, 2019 10:29:33 AM
Class/Challenge: Christmas Tree Bauble
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name & Page Link: Leafy Shawl Pin https://mimicodd.com/2012/05/fo-and-tutorial-polymer-clay-shawl-pin.html
Brief Description: I finally made myself a shawl pin from polymer clay! This has been on my Love to Do List.
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Class/Challenge: Christmas Trees Bells
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name & Page Link: Many Gifts in Jars
Brief Description: For Christmas, because this year has been a little tight, all of my gifts are handmade. To go with each family are a few meals in jars. I got all of my jar recipes from the Gooseberry Patch books. Ive tried all of them and they taste delicious, smell amazing, and I love seeing all of the beautiful color levels in each jar.
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Class/Challenge: Christmas Trees Candles
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House: Ravenclaw
Project Name & Page Link: Little Polymer clay Kodama figures
Brief Description: My children love the Miyazaki films and kodamas are some of their favorite creatures. These little spirits will give my children a warm and happy glow along with actually glowing in the dark!
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3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2019/2020*~ on: December 18, 2019 10:01:26 AM
Class/Challenge:  Hogwarts Castle Challenge
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name & Page Link: Beachy Dream Catcher Mostly inspiration pages and how to weave the web: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/108930884723837569/
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e9/3d/db/e93ddbe68b283860887714c725407bd6.jpg
Brief Description: I created this dream catcher for my daughter. I never would have been able to make anything like this without the inspiration my fellow craftsters show with every post. Ive never made a dream catcher before and it seemed really daunting. But, I see you all try new things all of the time with great success! It is such an inspiration to give something new a try. And, you know what? I always have fun. And I love sharing. I know my daughter is going to love this when she opens it Christmas morning.
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Class/Challenge: House Unity
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name & Page Link: Crochet sorting hat cat toy
http://www.tarturumies.com/2016/10/21/amigurumi-patron-gatita-misha-halloween/
Brief Description: I started with just the basic witch hat from the pattern and then single crocheted over the hat with the eyes and mouth details. I stuffed it with fluff and catnip and sent it on to my swap partner! The sorting hat manages all Hogwarts Houses!
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Class/Challenge: Detention Advanced Studies Challenge
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name & Page Link: Hug me Tight/Sontag
http://retrospectsewing.blogspot.com/2016/02/crocheted-sontag-pattern.html
Brief Description: I began this crochet project almost two years ago and put it aside as it wasnt intended for anyone but me. Everything was done but the shell stitching in white. I love history and the idea that people knitted these sontags over 200 years ago just tickles me. I, however, cannot knit worth beans so I found a crocheted version that only shows the basic design and added the shell stitch border myself.
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Class/Challenge: Stash Challenge
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House: Ravenclaw
Project Name & Page Link: Pickle Rick Ornament  https://www.etsy.com/listing/570281686/pickle-rick-felt-christmas-ornament-rick
Brief Description: I made this Pickle Rick Ornament for my swap partner in the mini 13 days of Christmas. I made it completely from felt in my stash that Ive had for probably 3+ years. It was inspired by the picture in the link above but I did it purely from looking at it and no pattern.
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4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2019/2020*~ on: December 18, 2019 09:15:00 AM
Ok all. I apologize for the huge class drop I am about to do. I, like ErinAquaheart, really want to utilize Craftster until the very end.

Class/Challenge: Apparition
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name & Page Link: Lavender and Tea Tree charcoal and clay face soap
Brief Description: Its no secret that I love making soap. This one turned out lovely! The recipe is from a book by Jan Berry that I added both Tea tree and lavender essential oils to to help reduce acne. The activated charcoal helps to purge pores and the clay helps with oily skin types. The only downside to this soap is that it only made 6 bars. Now I know I need to double the batch!
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Class/Challenge: Astronomy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name & Page Link: Crocheted soap saver
https://crochetncrafts.com/pretty-simple-soap-cozy/
Brief Description: I have been trying so hard this year to reduce our waste and carbon footprint! And, in doing that, I have been trying to get others to do so as well. Part of that has been accomplished by making things like soap savers. Here is the one I made for a swap. The link above has been my favorite pattern to follow.
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Class/Challenge: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name & Page Link: Fairy Lights Ornament
http://blog.erinstblaine.com/2013/03/led-fairy-lights-steampunk-costume.html?m=1
Brief Description: I was inspired by the link above to make this Christmas ornament. It uses lovely multi-colored cellophane to mimic the fairy wings and it is lit inside with multicolor strands of lights. I wanted to make our headmistress something she could either hang or set on a mantle and I used one of Dumbledores quite famous quotes to go along with it. I apologize for having to steal our Headmistresss photo of it as mine was terrible!



Class/Challenge: Charms
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name & Page Link:  Midcentury Christmas Tree scene https://www.craftionary.net/diy-modern-christmas-trees/
Brief Description: I based my little tree scene off of the link picture above. I really had to slow down because I took a long plank of wood and had to use a rotary saw to cut everything to size. I dont use a saw much b/c they scare the Dickens out of me but I wanted to make something lovely for my swap partner. It can stand on a table as is or be hung on the wall.
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Class/Challenge: Flying
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House: Ravenclaw
Project Name & Page Link: Hooded Scarf  https://gina-michele.com/2018/01/easy-hooded-scarf-free-knitting-pattern-2.html
Brief Description: This hooded scarf is literally made of only loops so I for sure practiced how I should not have! I made up the pattern in tunisian stitch and it was inspired by the photo in the link above as I cannot knit!
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Class/Challenge: Herbology
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House: Ravenclaw
Project Name & Page Link: Mermaid Fingerless Gloves  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mermaid-scale-fingerless-gloves
Brief Description: I made these lovely fingerless gloves for my swap partner for Christmas. They were made with long, thin yarn.
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Class/Challenge: HoM
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name & Page Link: Polymer Clay Potter Ornaments
https://www.deviantart.com/vitaaz/art/How-to-make-Harry-Potter-211300742
Brief Description:
I love the Harry Potter-verse. These books came out when I was a kid and really inspired my love of reading. Christmas is also something many of us love and experienced as children. I wanted to put the two together to make two of my favorite characters into ornaments. For Harry, I followed the tutorial above. For Hermione, I tweaked it to suit her.
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Class/Challenge: Muggle Studies
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name & Page Link: Golden Snitch cat toy
Brief Description: Every kitty needs a golden snitch cat toy! And gold, as we know, is just the shinier prettier yellow! The swan to the duck of the yellow color world. I didnt really follow a pattern, just made two half spheres and winged it on the wings.
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Class/Challenge: Potions
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name & Page Link:  Large Scabbers catnip toy
https://tubachingching.wordpress.com/2008/05/06/easy-peasy-catnip-mouse/
Brief Description: This is Scabbers (before we knew he was Pettigrew) and, not only did he increase in size due to increases in crochet stitches, but he also increased due to the fact that I used a larger size yarn!
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Class/Challenge: SoAR
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name & Page Link: Headbands
https://whatthecraft.com/how-to-make-a-rosie-wrap-head-band-diy-fashion-tutorial/
Brief Description: I had to read the tutorial to make these headbands. Also, the Marauders Map headband definitely has text - or does it?!
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5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2019/2020*~ on: December 17, 2019 01:41:14 PM
I am loving everything! I will be posting my awed comments tonight or tomorrow morning along with some class prompts. This last week of school leading up to break is bananas crazy!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 GALLERY! on: December 11, 2019 07:50:02 AM
Amelia has been helping with making bone broth. She's quite the kitchen lv!


She also got to experience our first bit of winter weather with pea sized hail


And she got to go with us to get our Christmas tree!


7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2019/2020*~ on: December 09, 2019 08:58:50 PM
Mistress Jennie, I sent you an email for something to put in the shop if you have a min :-) never mind! It's already on! You are so quick!
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: HP Holiday Ornament & Stocking Stuffer Gallery - Round 3 (Send 12/2) on: December 09, 2019 08:53:02 AM
I received from our lovely mistress Jennie! And I am just floored by her generosity. Not only did she create just for me two sweet ornaments, but she also sent so many extras!
First, Hermione's bag ornament and Slytherine's locket!


She says these were made for her shop but cannot sell them so I am the beneficiary of all of these wonderful Harry Potter goodies!



And she also got my a mystery Harry Potter ornament! When I opened it, it was smart and lovely Hermione! Perfect to go with the lovely bag ornament.


Jennie, thank you so much for the wonderful gifts. This morning was rough for me and I was absolutely thrilled and cheered up to receive such a thoughtful gift. It makes me a little sad, this being the last craft swap on craftster for me. I have loved every moment - this community has truly been a gift in my life. I am excited to see what comes next for us.
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 GALLERY! on: December 05, 2019 12:06:48 PM
Thank you, MountainsandClouds! We are so grateful!
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2019 on: December 04, 2019 09:02:03 AM
FiberAlchemist, I'm ok with opening everything early if you are!
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