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1  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ OSTARA Term 2019*~ in Craftalongs by jenleahlynn on: Today at 05:09:42 PM





ErinAquaheart- I just love your painting style, it's so colorful, and fun


Class/ challenge- detention -april
house- gryffindor
project- pioneer apron

This spring, I played Caroline Ingalls in a play about the Life of Laura Ingalls. I grew up watching little house on the praire, so this was a lot of fun for me. I found a red top and a couple skirts at a rummage sale, but no apron. I took the grey skirt and cut the seam to alter it. I  found a pillow case in a matching color, that I cut apart to make the apron sash. When I realized during dress rehersal that I needed to hide a small prop, I used some leftover fabric to add a pocket.


class/ challenge -Herbology
house -gryffindor
project- black and tan cat portrait

For a swap in another group, I created 2 cat portraits to go along with the portrait of her dog. Colored pencils are my favorite type of stick.






class/ challenge- SOAR
house -gryffindor

project - grey and white cat portrait

It was challenging to do a grey and white cat in colored pencil, but I wanted the portrait to match the others so I gave it a try and I'm pleased with the result.

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2  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ OSTARA Term 2019*~ in Craftalongs by jenleahlynn on: May 23, 2019 05:58:02 PM
class/challenge -HOM
house- gryffindor
project- man's best freind

I did a swap with another group. It didn't have a theme so I struggled to decide what to create. Then she sent me pictures of her pets, and I decided to go with colored pencils. That's the medium I'm most confident in. This boy is also loyal and kind, so must be a hufflepuff.

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3  Re: Artist Trading Coins - Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jenleahlynn on: February 12, 2019 08:04:21 AM
I received from Kwality570. I had handdrawn and artist choice on my themes, so she went with both. This trio of monsters are so cute and colorful. I love her style. I don't know if the shading and texture show up in the pictures, but it's really nice.

Wayne


Sampson


Timothy
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4  Re: Artist Trading Coins - Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jenleahlynn on: February 11, 2019 07:03:19 AM
I recieved these adorable coins from Gozer. I think they are all handdrawn with markers. 1st is for my encouraging scripture theme...2nd is a

Niffler for my fantastic beasts theme...



and the 3rd is my favorits, a Bichon Frise just like my pet Frenchy!


I'm sorry they are upside down, i'm having trouble with photo hosting.
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5  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2018/19*~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by jenleahlynn on: January 31, 2019 05:51:10 PM
class/ challenge- Headmistresss- old copies of which broomstick
house- gryffindor
project- Team buttons

2 of my daughters are in their school show choir, and competitions season is starting. A lot of the parents wear buttons with pictures of their kids on them in costume that they order when we have group pictures done. I had some snap together buttons from a previous project that just needed a new picture in them. I took a picture, and editted it to add a background and the school name, cut it out and popped in in. I ended up making them for my parents as well.





class/ challenge - Herbology
house- gryffindor
project- Doe patronus ornament

This patronus shrinky dink was also for the hp christmas swap. Lilly Potters patronus was a Doe, the match to her husbands patronus Stag. Snape patronus was also a Doe in memory of Lilly.


class/ challenge- Iron Chef -Almonds
house-gryffindor
project- cracker toffee

this treat is really popular around christmas time. This is the basic recipie I used.https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/christmas_crack/
I replaced the saltines with club crackers, and added chopped almonds to the toffee. It's good without the nuts as well.
 


class/challenge - Muggle studies
house- gryffindor
project- Niffler ornament

For the hp christmas ornament swap, I made this Niffler shrinky dink for my partner to hang on her tree. He's attempting to steal some horcruxes.




class/challenge- Transfiguration
house- gryffindor
project - Let it snow Door mat

Our library had a craft night where we were stenciling door mats to prepare for the wet snowy weather. We used a stencil and craft paint with a brush. I think spray paint would have done a better job getting into the texture of the mat. It's held up through the week of snow we've had though, and is keeping some of the wetness out of the house.

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6  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2018/19*~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by jenleahlynn on: January 29, 2019 09:22:29 AM
Audania1 - those slipper socks look so cozy, the yarn sounds like a wonderful blend.



The kids and I are home for a snow day, so I've got time to catch up on submitting projects, and work on a few things.

class- Alchemy
house-Gryffindor
project- treble clef coin

My daughters are triplets, and their 16th birthday was January 18th. I did small drawings for each of them.
I made this ATC coin to tuck into Lynn's birthday card. She sings and plays piano. I used a grey paper with a slight sheen to it, and drew the image with black and silver pen.



class- Apparition
house- Gryffindor
project- Musical happy birthday


I had extra time, so I also doodled a birthday card for her. I used some of the patterns from a zentangle workshop I had gone to, and it was relaxing to make. There's a lot going on in the image, but the grey paper and black ink keep it from being to busy.

class- astronomy
house-Gryffindor
project- peacock card and coin

Lori loves peacocks, so I made a colored pencil drawing for her, along with a atc coin of feathers to coordinate with it.





class- Care of magical creatures
house- gryffindor
project - Panda and bamboo

This was the second drawing I did for Leah. I think the intricate pattern of bamboo leaves around the panda makes it more sophisticated than the other panda card I made for her.




class- DADA
house- Gryffindor
project- Panda Birthday

the girls wanted to make their own cakes, so making cards for them gave me time to be creative and reflect on the young ladies they are growing into. It seems unreal that in a few months they will be getting their drivers licences. I started with a cute panda birthday card for Leah. I think it's head is a little squished, but she liked it.


class - flying
house- gryffindor
project- Cherry cake with Fluffy white frosting

I remembered my grandmother making this cake for my mom's birthday several times when I was a kid. I didn't have her recipe, but I found one that's very similar and decided to try making it for mom's birthday this year. The cake and frosting came from 2 separate sources, and were both made from scratch.


I used this recipe for the cake. It uses chopped maraschino cherries for the flavor.

https://houseofnasheats.com/vintage-cherry-chip-layer-cake/#wprm-recipe-container-4307

 then I used this one for the frosting

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/7-minute-frosting-recipe-1941375

I have a standing mixer, but I bought and inexpensive hand mixer so I could whip the recipe over the double boiler. It's tastes so good, but it's really soft. It tastes kind of like melted marshmallow. The 3 layers of the cake shifted while traveling, and the frosting oozed out when we cut the cake, but everyone said it tasted just like grandmas.
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7  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2018/19*~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by jenleahlynn on: January 23, 2019 12:22:09 PM
class: Charms
House: Gryffindor
Project: Bathtub props

My daughter's show choir director was excited when I meantioned that I had a background in architecture. I don't do actual construction, but I'm good with sketches and mechanical drawings. They are doing "wash that man right out of my hair" and he wanted bathtubs as a prop on stage. They are wheeled out during the show and they change costumes behind them. It was a group project, but my job was sketching the bathtubs onto the panels and helping paint and decorate them. The first one took awhile to layout, but once I had dimensions for the shape, duplicating it onto the other 5 wasn't so bad. i think they look really cute on stage.



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8  Re: HP Holiday Ornament & Stocking Stuffer Swap - Round 2 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by jenleahlynn on: December 14, 2018 06:02:23 PM
I recieved my package from jillybeans. The wrapping was so cute, but I still need to edit the outside photo. look how cute she wrapped it one the inside!


underneath that bow, was a monster book of monsters. he's actually a small box I use, after he's done hanging on my tree. I think he's adorable! thanks so much.
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9  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2018/19*~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by jenleahlynn on: October 17, 2018 10:52:48 AM
class/challenge- detention october
house-gryffindor
project- oatmeal scotchies

Our plans changed due to the weather, so I decided to bake a treat instead. I've had these butterscotch chips in the cupboard for quite some time. The back of the bag had a recipe for oatmeal scotchies, and they are yummy. baked to golden brown they are a chewy cookie, but let in a little longer they are just as good crispie. The recipe makes 4 dozen big cookies, so my kids will be eating them for awhile. https://www.elmejornido.com/en/recipes/oatmeal-scotchies-18478
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10  Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2018/19*~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by jenleahlynn on: October 17, 2018 07:57:39 AM
class/challenge -divination
house- gryffindor
project- potatoe soup

It's not winter yet, but we've had some chilly days, so I decided to make a big pot of warm soup for dinner. It relates to the earth in that it features root vegetables. The recipe I found online included both potatoes and carrots. I served it with shredded cheese and crumbled bacon on the side. my family gobbled it up.
https://www.cookingclassy.com/creamy-potato-soup/


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