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1  Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs 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 Smiley a couple of quick projects...

Class: alchemy
House Ravenclaw
Project: self love stew (vegan version)
The whole ethos of this recipe is about self soothing. Even if you're not planning on cooking it I recommend having a read Smiley

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 Smiley 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
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2  Floo in Craftalongs by noodle-bug on: September 23, 2018 01:04:57 PM
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! Smiley).  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...
A badger sett
In the wild (aka not the huffle common room!) Badger sets are home to a clan of animals who live together. They sleep together in the main chamber, for warmth - in winter an occupied sett will have 'steam' coming out of the entrance, which has condensed badger breath from all those snoring badgers!
For this challenge, please bed down! Make something for a bed or to help you (or someone else) sleep - a cozy blanket, a valarian tea infusion or a naptime cuddle toy

Previous Floo challenge badges this semester:
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3  Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs 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 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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4  Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs 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 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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5  Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs 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 Smiley

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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6  Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs 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 Smiley 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  Grin

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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7  Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs 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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8  Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs 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  Grin

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 Wink

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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9  Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs 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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10  Re: Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018 ~ Join anytime! in Craftalongs by noodle-bug on: June 15, 2018 04:54:53 AM
*blushes*  Thank you, Inselaeffchen.  I followed back.  Smiley

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  Cheesy 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!

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!

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...
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