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on: May 13, 2012 05:35:26 PM 
Started by pinkleo, Message by pinkleo
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~Daily Prophet~

* The Sorting Hat has a challenge for you.: What to craft?

* GRYFFINDOR WINS THE QUIDDITCH HOUSE CUP!

* Quidditch Awards Announced.: check out our winners

* JOIN the Society for the Protection of Everyone's Welfare, also know as S.P.E.W.!

* Great Hall Now Open: FOC Off-Topic Chat Board

* I'm so hungry I could eat a hippogriff!: Magical Recipes Revealed



~Quidditch Scores~
Quidditch is over for Summer 2012.  Collect the badges earned HERE.
Gryffindor - 930 pts
1 Avesthel: Portkey, Broomstick, Seeker, Beater, Cheering/Spirit
2 chughes225: Portkey, Seeker, Chaser, Broomstick, Cheering/Spirit, Beater, Keeper
3 IsikkahJai: Beater, Broomstick, Keeper, Cheering/Spirit, Seeker, Chaser
4 jenleahlynn: Seeker, Keeper, Broomstick, Beater, Chaser, Cheering/Spirit
5 jennieingram: Portkey, Chaser, Beater, Seeker, Cheering/Spirit, Keeper, Broomstick
6 pinkleo: Portkey, Chaser, Beater, Cheering/Spirit, Keeper
7 tiamatfire: Portkey, Seeker, Broomstick, Beater, Chaser, Keeper, Cheering/Spirit

Ravenclaw - 1450 pts
1 aliis: Chaser, Beater, Broomstick, Seeker, Cheering/Spirit
2 clumsy_momma: Beater, Chaser
3 Eiseldora: Portkey, Cheering/Spirit, Beater, Broomstick, Seeker, Keeper, Chaser
4 FiberAlchemist: Portkey, Beater, Chaser, Seeker, Broomstick, Cheering/Spirit, Keeper
5 Natasjadreams: Chaser, Seeker, Beater, Cheering/Spirit
6 pottermouth: Portkey, Beater, Chaser, Seeker, Broomstick, Keeper, Cheering/Spirit
7 raynebeauxx: Seeker, Beater, Chaser, Broomstick, Cheering/Spirit
8 Ruby Copperhead: Seeker, Chaser, Beater, Cheering/Spirit
9 SiakelA: Keeper, Chaser, Beater, Seeker, Cheering/Spirit
10 ShardaeDobby: Portkey, Broomsitck, Beater, Cheering/Spirit, Chaser, Seeker
11 teag: Chaser, Beater, Seeker, Broomstick
12 wifeofbath: Chaser, Beater, Seeker, Broomstick, Cheering/Spirit
13 Critter10: Broomstick, Cheering//Spirit, Seeker, Chaser
14 SootBerry: Beater, Broomstick

Hufflepuff - 430 pts
1 jillybeans: Chaser
2 katara: Portkey, Cheering/Spirit, Chaser, Seeker, Beater
3 patty_o_furniture: Portkey, Seeker, Beater, Cheer/Spirit, Chaser, Keeper, Broomstick
4 skatergirl1007: Portkey, Seeker, Chaser, Cheering/Spirit, Broomstick, Keeper, Beater

Slytherin - 800 pts
1 Ant Bee: Chaser, Seeker, Keeper, Beater, Broomstick, Cheering/Spirit
2 Icekibby: Seeker, Broomstick
3 lightninglisa: Beater, Chaser, Broomstick, Seeker, Keeper, Cheering/Spirit
4 Naantje: Beater, Seeker, Broomstick, Chaser, Keeper, Cheering/Spirit
5 rossie: Chaser, Seeker, Beater, Broomstick, Cheering/Spirit, Keeper
6 special_occasion: Seeker, Chaser, Cheering/Spirit, Keeper, Beater, Broomstick
7 varifiresis: Seeker, Chaser, Broomstick, Cheering/Spirit, Beater


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~Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions~
Students, Madam Malkin's is now open.  Robes (aka avatars) are a great way to show off your House Pride.  To add one of the robes below to your wardrobe, just click the image; it will open another window with a larger image, which you can right click and save to your computer.  Then, you can do whatever you wish with it (like add your name to it).  New robes are still arriving, so check back often.  A big thank you to all the robe designers!


~*Below from pinkleo*~
                                            

~*Below by Baroness jillyeans*~
            


~*Below by Baroness rossie*~ some are available in 2 sizes, look for them in gallery
                     

~*Below by Baroness patty_o_furniture*~
                        
 
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on: May 18, 2012 09:28:50 AM 
Started by pinkleo, Message by butterflyangel
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I wanted to ask, would cards count as a transfiguration assignment?? I made a bunch of cards that I would love to share (to have SOMETHING to show  Cheesy )
Turning anything into something else counts so I'd say yes.

Class (or House Pride Item): Transfiguration
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Mother's Day Cards !
Project Page Link:
Brief Description:Collection of cards I made for Mother's Day with fun moving functions

Hey guys ! Hope everyone enjoyed their mother's day  Grin

Here are a couple of cards I made for the occasion.



I made two of these to give to my former art teachers
the flower in the center spins when you open the card


I made this one for my godmom


the ribbon pulls the top part up

open and ready for writing

Then I made the same one for my grandmother




This one for my MIL

the center swins open when you pull the card at the sides


Then one for my friend to give her mom



FINALLY! the card for my mommy





 
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on: August 14, 2012 08:52:35 AM 
Started by pinkleo, Message by pinkleo
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need to catch up on a few completed project posts...

Class: Transfiguration
House: Gryffindor
Project Name: Transforming yarn into AWESOME YARN
Brief Description: I have pulled out my cauldron and produced a potion that transforms plain, 100% wool yarn (Full O’ Sheep Yarn which I got for 99cents) into 100% AWESOME yarn.  I have used 2 different cauldrons for my potions; both seemed to worked fabulously for this potion.  Here's what I did...
Project Pictures:
Both received a vinegar and water soak in the sink
   

Then wet wool was transferred to their respective cauldrons, stockpot & crockpot.  Everything is food safe that I'm using so don't worry about my cauldrons.
   

Next, colors were selected; I'm using Wilton Icing Colors (Delphinium Blue, Royal Blue, and Red-Red) & (Juniper Green, Leaf Green, and Kelly Green)
   

Added the color to the cauldrons (icing color was diluted with hot water before adding)
 

Simmer until color is absorbed by yarn...truly magically how water turn clear


Drain yarn (I also rinsed mine in hot water...not cold or you will felt the yarn!) & hang to dry
   

Now you have AWESOME YARN!




(I'm going to be using this technique to liven up some clearance wool that I shall make into SPEW squares)
 
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on: August 19, 2012 10:36:55 AM 
Started by pinkleo, Message by teag
Relevance: 53.3%
Class: Detention With Snape
House:Ravenclaw
Project Name: millifae Arvifae House


I live in a small modest rented  muggle house with a single car garage that is separated by a screened Lanai (for those of you who don't live in Florida, A screened Porch). Years before I moved in, the single car garage was turned into a mother in law's apartment, which was the fashion at the time, over time when the modest little house was no longer family owned, some handy muggle turned the apartment into two efficiency's thus tripling the rent a muggle Landlord could ask for the modest house.

  Because of the diminutive size of the newly created efficiency's, tenants come and go, never staying more than a year. The last tenants, which started out as a single Mexican man ended up with about 10 men living in the tiny room, because of this and many other reasons the men were evicted, but not before they destroyed and trashed the place- The Landlord, heartbroken, locked the door and walked away.

  As time passed the tiny room had become over ridden with Garden Gnomes who were unable to resist the aroma of the food had been left in the cupboards and fridge, well, Garden Gnomes,  as everyone knows, are nearly impossible to get rid of once they have gotten used to living inside.

   Two years passed when the landlord decided it was time to repair the broken little room. As soon as the work began on the plumbing and electricity, the gardens gnomes, who were angered and feeling trapped found an escape route by shimmying up the shared water pipes only to emerge underneath the water heater in my tiny modest house.

  During this time I was putting on the final touches of my Trunk house in preparations for a family of millifae (fairy like creatures native to New England that possess magical powers and shape shifting capabilities). Seeing this home angered the newly displaced garden gnomes so much that they set about destroying the little trunk house. I woke one morning to find this:











Angered, Saddened and heartbroken, I reluctantly packed the unfinished and now destroyed home away, knowing that until I could, once and for all rid my home of these pesky gnomes,  I would not be able to repair and finish my beautiful trunk home- After enlisting in a pest control man (who was useless) and a couple of cats I am now happy to report my home and yard are now free of those pesky garden gnomes. Several months past before I was positive that they weren't any gnomes left, I unpacked my precious home, repaired and finally finished it- and I am happy to say I rented it out to a group of Arvifae!










 
 
 5 
on: May 25, 2012 05:34:53 PM 
Started by pinkleo, Message by teag
Relevance: 52.3%
Class: Arithmancy
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name:Arithmancy and the Avarifae

     While it is well known that Leonardo of Pisa,  later known as Leonardo Fibonacci,  discovered the Fibonacci Sequence little was known about what led to the discovery of the Fibonacci sequence. That is until recently, when a wizard appearing on the Artifacts Cobblestone (the wizard version of the Antiques road show) presented his recent garage sale finds, One of which was a journal belonging to Leonardo himself. This priceless artifact revealed many unknown facts about his childhood and subsequent mathematical discoveries.

Leonardo was born a muggle around 1175 AD  to wizards Guglielmo Bonacci, A customs officer in Bugia and Alessandra, a frail but loving woman who doted on Leonardo.As a child Leonardo was a shy, intelligent, lonely boy- that lived on the edge of two worlds- One was a world of all things wondrous and magical with many unexplained phenomenons and the other a simple, ordinary world filled with honest hardworking people.

     Not being magical, Leonardo didn't quite fit in the wizard world- and having wizards for parents that use their magic freely at home, made it difficult for him to fit in with muggles, as a result Leonardo spent many hours, alone in his room contemplating the mysteries and wonders of both worlds. This worried Leonardo's parents, Alessandra and Guglielmo so much that they devised a way to expand their son's world.  As a customs officer, Guglielmo frequently traveled the world. Leonardo would accompany him on his next journey to the Middle East. It was there that Leonardo would discover many unusual and wonderful things, including the basic mathematics that led to the discovery of Fibonacci sequence.
    The shops of the Middle East held a strong fascination for Leonardo, they were so colorful and different from the shops back home,that he  spent many hours wandering through them- mesmerized by the wonderful and unique treasures they carried. One shop, The Hieracosphinx emporium held a particular fascination for him.
     The Hieracosphinx emporium sold the most unusual and unique creatures from both the muggle and wizard worlds- As a muggle born to wizards Leonardo was permitted to enter the room of magical creatures that was hidden from muggles by a concealment charm. It was in this room that Leonardo discovered the Avarifae (ah-var-ree-fay),A highly intelligent, one inch tall, half bird, half elf like creature that spouted endless facts, stories and tales about everything.




   Leonardo would spend many hours in the concealed room at the back of the Hieracosphinx emporium listening the Avarifae's tales, who Leonardo learned was named Angrod. One day Leonardo was late visiting the shop, when Angrod inquired as to why he was late Leonardo broke the terrible news to him, that soon he would have to leave the middle east and would no longer be able to visit him. All of a sudden Angrod let out a loud shout to the shop owner, who appeared at once and demanded to be released to Leonardo. At first the shop owner resisted and began to argue with Angrod, against releasing him. Angrod shot back that he had served the shop owner well for many years educating him on many subjects, including achieving wealth, because of this, Angrod argued,the shop owner owed him his release.
    The argument continued, for what seemed to Leonardo, hours. Finally the shop owner relented, realizing there is no way he would ever win an argument with an avarifae, Angrod's freedom was granted. Angrod was now free to accompanied Leonardo back home to Pisa
   
     As Luck would have it they arrived in Pisa on the evening of the blue moon, just in time to for Leonardo to witness a miraculous and unusual occurrence. For the duration of a the blue moon Avarifae have the ability to divide and multiply themselves, doing so enables the avarifae to offer wizards additional  help if needed, once the blue moon ends the avarifae  returns to it's original one-ness.
    Witnessing this phenomenon helped Leonardo discover the Fibonacci Sequence, you see, the avarifae have an unusal way of multiplying, at first there is one, then two, then three, then five then, well just take a look














I think you get the idea- I really had to stop taking pictures and leave the room the constant chattering from the ever multiplying avarifae was making me crazy
 
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on: June 12, 2012 09:26:47 AM 
Started by pinkleo, Message by patty_o_furniture
Relevance: 52.5%
Spent a bit and made some avi robes:

 



On another note, so funny...
I overheard my 8 year old talking to my 6 year old.  She said, "Did you know Harry Potter changed my life?  Yeah, without it I would have went on with my normal life."  -- I was trying not to laugh so hard.
 
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on: August 12, 2012 11:17:34 PM 
Started by pinkleo, Message by ShardaeDobby
Relevance: 53.2%
Challenge: Quidditch - Cheering/Spirit
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Mini Ravenclaw Quidditch Pennants and Seeker sign
Brief Description: These are going to hang behind my mini broomstick coat rack. I guess eventually I'll have a mini Ravenclaw locker room or mini Wizard/Witch bedroom before long.

Picture:




 

Challenge: Quidditch - Chaser
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Beaded Fan Pull
Brief Description: It took me awhile to come up with a project for this challenge. Looking around my room I couldn't help but notice the tiny little pull on my fan. It worked great for the light over my desk in college, but now it's a bit small. I had some beads I didnt know what to do with because they were too big for jewelry but they were perfect for this. I added some smaller beads from my broken jewelry collection in because it would have looked too plain and here's the result.

Pictures:
Before:


After:


Closeup:


Challenge: Quidditch - Seeker
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Snitch Catch-All
Brief Description: I couldn't let the other pieces of the soda bottle I made the cuff out of go unused so I turned the bottom into a Snitch by adding some wings and using the witchery of permanent markers to turn the plastic yellow. I'm planning on using it as a catch-all for small items like coins and odds and ends that come out of my pockets and purse.

Picture:
 
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on: August 13, 2012 02:31:24 PM 
Started by pinkleo, Message by teag
Relevance: 53.2%
Class: Astronomy
House:Ravenclaw
Project Name: Blue Luna Turtle

I just returned from holiday at Tinworth, Cornwall, near shell cottage-it is such a lovely and magical place, if the opportunity ever presents itself I suggest you go. The days there are wonderful with the perfect breeze washing onto the shore, but the evenings were Particularly lovely.

one evening as I took a seaside stroll I noticed an odd occurrence groups of baby turtles washing ashore... could it be? had I arrived at tinworth at the perfect time? a closer look confirmed it. I had arrived in time to see the rare and beautiful Blue Luna turtle migration- It's believed that these rare turtles are conceived and born during a blue moon, in fact their ties to the blue moon are so strong that they only travel during the blue moon making this a rare sighting indeed.

 







Class: Charms 
House:Ravenclaw
Project Name: Manatee charm
 
   On the last day of my seaside Holiday at Tinsworth I was fortunate to discover a couple of manatees eating sea grass.Using my dualistic camera I was able to create an exact replica to share with you- aren't they lovely?

*dualistic cameras are capable of producing an exact replica of whatever you snap without harming the actual creature, Thus protecting rare and endangered species
 








Class: Reparo
House:Ravenclaw
Project Name: Winged Potions bottle

Being a resourceful and environmentally aware wizard that couldn't quite find the proper spell to get my refrigerator bulb to relight- rather than throw out this broken bulb I decided to refashion it to something more useful -  A potions bottle, One can never have too many potions bottle




Class: Divination
House:Ravenclaw
Project Name: Norse Acorn window charm

Many cultures believe acorns to not only be good luck,but brings prosperity, youthfulness and power to ones home when hung in a window- with a bit of magic I created several of these for my windows.



 
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on: August 13, 2012 06:05:23 PM 
Started by pinkleo, Message by pinkleo
Relevance: 53.2%
~*Quidditch Awards*~

It's time to award our quidditch player for all their hard work.  First up is our participation badges.

To claim your badge, just click the image; it will open another window with a larger image, which you can right click and save to your computer.  Then, you can do whatever you wish with it.  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.

Quidditch Player Badge

Seeker Player Badge

Chaser Player Badge   

Keeper Player Badge

Beater Player Badge

Broomstick Badge

Cheering/Spirit Badge

 
 10 
on: August 15, 2012 03:13:54 PM 
Started by pinkleo, Message by teag
Relevance: 53.3%
Class: Muggle studies
House:Ravenclaw
Project Name: Pearls

For the Class Muggle studies, I decided to make a day of it and plan a trip to a muggle village to observe  muggles in their natural habitat-I went to a village I had never been before, where I noticed a large grouping of muggle cars in front of a large building with the words Mart on the front. (It seems muggles like these marts as I noticed quite a few but each with different first names wal, K, Bi, Save, Furniture-) very curious... groups of muggles kept going in and then coming out. I just had to see what caused such a large gathering ,was it a club or meeting? Perhaps a match of some kind- I was careful not to get too close to the muggles for fear of being discovered a wizard, but I just couldn't constrain myself, I  had to have a closer look.

  I cautiously approached the doors of the mart and to my surprise the doors opened on their own, magic! these muggles do have magic after all.  I looked around and noticed muggles of all sorts young, old,large, small, black, white, brown, children and even babies-Many of the muggles were pushing large trolleys. Some of the trolleys were empty, some had children in the conveniently placed seat, children were hanging off some of them, there were muggle artifacts in others.

  As I ventured further in the mart I saw row after row filled with an abundance of colorful muggle artifacts. within a few minutes I realized I was in a muggle shop and happily strolled about unnoticed, observing muggles, examining and reading the artifacts.
    I rounded one corner and noticed an entire wall of moving pictures- Muggles have moving pictures too! Of course being the curious sort I just had to have a closer look. I could tell these muggle pictures were different from wizard pictures- but wasn't quite sure how. Stories! the moving pictures were telling stories -I must have stood there for hours in pure fascination wondering how the did it, especially when I saw a young boy changing the stories with a peculiar shaped wand with buttons- Who knew muggles possessed such wonderful magic!

 There were all sorts of stories to observe-some short, some long, some scary some funny and even some informative.
 One story in particular caught my attention, a documentary about muggle life titled: leave it to beaver- very strange indeed, I never did see any beavers- just a couple of boys, a mother and a father.They lived in a ordinary muggle home with all sorts of wonderful muggle artifacts and the mother was particularly fascinating -she was always dressed impeccable and her house was so neat and orderly, meals ready and on time, It had to be magic, no one could possible be that perfect without magical help! Just how did she accomplish this? I had to know, especially since housekeeping can be problematic for me. After many hours of observations I believe I discovered the source of her magic- The pearls! it has to be the string of pearls she wears around her neck- her outfits change frequently but she is never without that string of pearls.

My own home was  such a disorderly mess  I knew if I had my own string of magical pearls to wear, my house would  be, once and for all  orderly and perfectly kept. So, the following day I was off to the Indian Ocean in search of the perfect pearls- with a bit of magic, silk cord, swavorski crystals and of course pearls,  I now have my very own String of magical pearls.






(* these are not your Michael's craft variety of pearls they are actual A/B grade potato pearls, Just look at their luster, aren't they gorgeous?)



Class: House Pride and Unity
House:Ravenclaw
Project Name: Ravenclaw Journal

I needed a journal to document my studies, I happened upon this in a dusty shop on Diagon Alley.





and a peek inside




 
 11 
on: June 07, 2012 07:14:49 PM 
Started by pinkleo, Message by flower
Relevance: 52.4%
It's been a busy week in this wizard home!  I spent a couple hours in detention finishing my transfiguration homework.  Then I took my little wizards and my baby witch to Diagon Alley for some shopping and a birthday celebration.


Class: Transfiguration
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Patchwork pillows
Brief Description: I bought several quilt top pieces off of ebay and had to find something to do with them!  I posted a patchwork pillow a few pages back and finally got around to making five more.  I know it's a lot, but I bought several Christmas throw pillows at a yard sale and wanted to use them year round.  
Project Picture: I forgot to take a pic  I will post one tomorrow.

Class: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Pygmy Puff bracelets
Brief Description: I found a jewelry stall and just had to have these bracelets made of Pygmy Puff fur!
Project Picture:


Class: Herbology
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Wands
Brief Description: My boys are heading to Hogwarts in the fall, so we stopped at Ollivander's to get them each a wand.  Made of the finest ash trees, paper mache, and spray paint money can buy.  Smiley
Project Picture:



Class: Muggle Studies
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Dancing With the Stars skirt
Brief Description: We stopped by Madam Malkin's to pick up a new skirt for my baby witch's birthday.  We found this cute, flouncy little thing that looks very much like a skirt from the muggle show Dancing With the Stars.  It is actually a pair of bloomers with several rows of ruffles attached.
Project Picture:




Class: House Unity
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Chocolate Ice Cream Cake
Brief Description: We ended our trip with a chocolate ice cream cake from Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream shop, complete with a birthday candle for the little one.  We chose chocolate, just in case we met up with a dementor.
Project Picture:




 
 12 
on: July 10, 2012 05:27:29 AM 
Started by pinkleo, Message by PhoenixWolf
Relevance: 52.8%
Challenge: Reducio
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: A Tiny Hogwarts: A History
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410017.msg4854065;topicseen#msg4854065 (Page is part of the swap gallery, which in general is filled with epically awesome stuff.
Brief Description: For the OTHPT Rd 3 Swap, my partner v3nu5 had a variety of favorite Harry Potter related things. So I created for her a special copy of Hogwarts: A History which serves to remind her of all her cherished HP memories. It was made with an old cereal box, scrapbook paper, and other little bits and pieces. The miniature Ron is made with craft felt and the bracelet with just glass beads.
Project Pictures: (Pictures courtesty of v3nu5 (Venus) because well the only ones I have were taken in the dark)
Letter I sent & Book's Front coer

Left to Right: Gryfindor 1st Two Pages w/ bracelet, Ron & Hermione page spread w/ a little mini Ron plush,
 
I really liked the color scheme I made w/ this spread - Weasley's Wizard Weezes

Dobby & a Dumbledore Quote

Snape & Lily Quote, Buckbeak


Venus said she enjoys it, which is good. It was probably the biggest paper-craft project I've done, before it's been mostly bookmarks and such. A fun project!
 
 13 
on: July 19, 2012 02:48:26 PM 
Started by pinkleo, Message by FiberAlchemist
Relevance: 52.9%
So I've been crafting up a storm and slacking majorly on taking pictures.  So today I made a point to get everything in order, get pictures taken and post them.  So this post might be a tad bit on the long side.  Embarrassed

Class (or House Pride Item): Transfiguration
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Starburst Mirror
Brief Description: I found a bunch of leftover shims in my garage and took inspiration from the internet and needing something on my living room wall and created a starburst mirror.  I sanded the shims just to take the rough edges off, stained them and glued them to a wooden disk then glued a mirror to the front.

Project Picture:


Class (or House Pride Item): Potions
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Scrabble Pillows
Brief Description: Being a Type-A, high strung person I have a hard time relaxing.  So I decided to make a set of pillows for my bed that will help me remember to slow down and take time to relax.  I made the cases out of tan muslin and stenciled the letters with their Scrabble point value on the front.

Project Picture:


Class (or House Pride Item): Muggle Studies
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: I Wear the Cheese
Brief Description: One of my favorite muggle television programs is Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  This is a quotation from the last episode of season 4 called Restless.  All of the main characters have dreams and the "cheese man" is a reoccurring character in each of their dreams and this is one of the things he says in the episode.

Project Picture:


Class (or House Pride Item): DADA
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: No one ever suspects the butterfly....
Brief Description: I have an irrational fear of butterflies and moths.  I've had it for as long as I can remember (and according to my mom from even before I can remember) and when I saw that Bart Simpson wanted to come back in his next life as a butterfly; because "No one ever suspects the butterfly" I completely agreed.  I stitched this up and tried out the new Sharpie fabric pens to fill in the color.

Project Picture:


Class (or House Pride Item): Detention with Snape
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Quilts
Brief Description:  I had a stack of quilt tops folded up in a chair that needed to be finished.  These are the three that I sandwiched, quilted and bound for my detention.  Snape seemed pleased.

Project Picture:


Class (or House Pride Item): Reducio
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Draco's Tiny Trunk
Brief Description: I created this miniature Hogwarts trunk for MadHattah for the One Tiny Harry Potter Thing Swap.  It has a set of polymer clay textbooks, a cauldron, an owl, a wand, chocolate frog and Bertie Botts Beans, a snitch and a set of robes and knitted scarf in Slytherin colors.

Project Picture:


So if you're still reading this thanks.  Cheesy  I do have my portkey finished and plan to take it out for pictures tomorrow. 
 
 14 
on: July 25, 2012 08:55:40 AM 
Started by pinkleo, Message by patty_o_furniture
Relevance: 53%
Class: Knight Bus
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Bridesmaid Pillow
Brief Description: Got this dress at my brother's wedding last year.  It looked very *shifty eyes* beautiful on me LOL.  But didn't want to throw it away so it's been in my closet waiting for the day I could dismember it.  I've always thought pillow, but never knew where to put it.  We found an art piece that will go in our master bedroom that has a deep purple as one of the colors, so pillow was finally made up. 
~But before it's put to its finally resting place on the bed, it'll make a few trips on the Knight Bus as my cushion.  Once the hidden recorder is full, it will be taken out (you don't want playback of husbands snoring) and given to the Ministry.
Project Picture:





Class: Reparo
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Spy Bag Fix
Brief Description:  Made this I Spy Bag with light styrofoam beads instead of the classic polypellets thinking I'd give it to a toddler and they could carry it easier.  But in the end, all the little toys just fell to the back of the bag and you could never move the bag enough to find the items.  It's stayed in the pile for months and finally decided to break open the seam and refill it. ~ I never knew it was so hard to break open that particular seam I sewed up!  I knew I sewed it hard to keep the toys in, but I never imagined it would be that stuck closed!  But in the end it got reparo-d.
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on: July 31, 2012 07:47:26 PM 
Started by pinkleo, Message by jillybeans
Relevance: 53.1%
I have been doing such a bad job on commenting on all the lovely projects, but I do totally check them out each time something new is posted!  I haven't contributed in a while, since I've been so busy with swaps.  Sooooo, I finally did something not entirely swap related.   Something that I love to do and to help my fellow Hufflepuffs in the tournament!

Class: Chaser Challenge
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Strawberry Syrup & Strawberry Jam
Project Page Link: None yet
Brief Description: I slaved over a hot cauldron this Sunday to make up some of my favorite things to can.  I made 1 batch of strawberry jam and 2 batches of strawberry syrup.  And a boiling charm greatly helps speed up the process!


Here are the 7 half pint jars of strawberry jam that I made.


Upclose with the jam.  Oh, and here is the link to the recipe that I use:
http://pickyourown.org/strawberryjam.htm

That website has loads of canning recipes and tips for canning.  It rules!


And here is the syrup in 5 pints and 7 half pint jars.  Mmmmm!  It is soooooo good on pancakes, even better than maple syrup.  Its also good on ice cream, too!


Upclose picture!  And the link for the recipe:
http://pickyourown.org/blueberrysyrup.htm

Go go Hufflepuffs!!!

 
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