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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2014 08:54:43 AM »

~*2014 Quidditch World Cup*~

June Challenge: Choose Your Champions!
June 13th-30th
Excitement over the 2014 Quidditch World Cup is seriously heating up.  With only 4 teams left in the Semifinals, it's anyone's game.  Bulgaria is set to play Japan, and Brazil soon faces off with the USA.  It's time for you to declare your support for your favorite team.  For this challenge you must craft an item inspired by your favorite team in the Semifinals.  You craft can be inspired by a location within their country, the team colors or emblem, team mascot, national flag, native cuisine, etc.  Please be sure to state in your post exactly how your craft is inspired by your team.

Bulgaria Team Colors: Red & Black
Emblem: Black and scarlet Snitch and star.
Flag: White, green and red horizontal stripes.
Facts: The Bulgarian Quidditch Stadium is set in a dark foggy castle in the mountains. Their team mascot is the Veela.  Seeker Victor Krum, well known for the Wronski Feint, has come out of retirement to play for the Bulgarian team this year. At 38 he is considered old for a Quidditch player, but has enormous fan support.  Bulgarian cuisine shares characteristics with other Balkans countries and includes salads, wines and rakia, filo dough based pastries, grilled meats including pork, lamb and sausage, and a high per capita consumption of yogurt.

Japan Team Colors: Blue & White
Emblem: White circle with a green outer rim containing a red dragon with it's claw upon a Quaffle.
Flag: Red circle on a white field.
Facts: The Japanese Stadium is built in the shadow of a Sengoku-era castle, and is surrounded by pink cherry-blossom trees, kept magically blooming year-round. Instead of a normal qudditch pitch, the matches are held over an immense koi pond, which is bisected by an elegantly carved wooden bridge. Their Team Special Move is known as The Tsunami, and involves a lot of spinning, seemingly inspired by martial arts. Japanese cuisine includes rice, noodles, miso soup, fresh fish, pickled vegetables, sake, soy and tofu, and sweets known as wagashi.

USA Team Colors: Red, White & Blue
Emblem: Blue band with three white stars above a shield of vertical stripes of red and white, with a black eagle with a Beater's bat in each claw.
Flag: 13 red & white horizontal stripes with a blue field of 50 white stars in the upper left corner.
Facts: The American team's national stadium is a New England style Victorian, and boasts a year-round Hallowe'en theme. It is covered with pumpkins and its sky is always black. Their signature move is the Harlem Shuffle.  American cuisine varies greatly across the country and due to its immigrant past, it consists of dishes with Irish, Italian, English, German, French, French-Canadian, and Mexican roots, to name just a few.

Brazil Team Colors: Yellow & Green
Emblem: A blue shield with yellow hoops and green stars.
Flag: Blue disc of starry sky spanned by a curved band inscribed with the national motto, within a yellow rhombus, on a green field.
Facts: Shortly before the opening games in April, manager Jos Barboza called the Welsh Chasers "talentless hags". After Welsh manager Gwenog Jones threatened to "curse his face off", Barboza insisted his original remark had been taken out of context. The Brazilian team mascot is the Curupira. Brazilian cuisine has European and African influences. It varies greatly by region, reflecting the country's mix of native and immigrant populations.  Root vegetables, cheese buns, rice & beans, fruits like mango, papaya and guava are popular and coffee is the national beverage.

July Quidditch Challenge: Set Your Portkey!
July 1st-16th at 5:00pm CST
The Summer Quidditch Cup Competition has been scheduled for July 16-August 20, 2014.  Many of us will be traveling to this event in July.  Since numerous brooms taking the skies will most certainly be noticed by Muggles and apparition is not allowed due to the guards in place around the venue, we must use portkeys to travel.
Your job is to craft yourself a portkey; it can be anything you desire.  However, you must submit a picture of your portkey in a location near your home so that it can be registered for the event. (This location must be no more than 50 miles away and must NOT be inside your home.)

Quidditch World Cup
July 17th-August 21st
--Keep in mind that the Quidditch Cup Deadlines will be strictly enforced.  All enchantments and protections spells will end precisely on August 21, 2014 at 11:59pm CST.

--All HPC rules apply for Quidditch events!  Please refresh yourself of these guidelines; they are located first page, first post.

--Remember projects for the HPC should represent your best crafty skills.  Take pride in your work.

--Submissions should take a minimum of 30 minutes to make.

--Incomplete or partial projects will not be accepted.

--No WIPs are allowed for the Quidditch Cup.  (unless specifically denoted in prompt)

--All submissions need to be created during the game, from July 17 to August 21. (unless denoted in prompt)

--Each Hogwarts House has been randomly paired with a World Cup Semifinalist team.  Your House will represent that National Team in the World Cup by crafting.  You cannot change teams, any more than you could change Houses mid-semester.  (Remember guys, even if you don't "like" the team you were assigned, this is all just for imaginary fun.)  

*Randomly Assigned Team Pairings*
Gryffindor will be playing as Japan
Hufflepuff will be playing as Brazil
Ravenclaw will be playing as USA
Slytherin will be playing as Bulgaria

--Events & Penalty Shots=15 points
--SPEW Bonus=10 points

Let's have a fair and fun game!  Once you have complete EVERY event, you may go back and do them one more time. Grin

--Seeker: the Seeker finds the snitch, which sounds simple, but some snitches have a tendency to hide. Demonstrate your affinity for finding hidey-holes by creating a project that includes a hidden detail which only the observant will find.

--Beater: Beaters have to work as a pair to defend all the players on their team from being hit by the Bludgers.  Craft two objects that go together, and do not work without their partner.  (For example, a pair of earrings.)

--Chaser: Chasers have to move and react with speed. Demonstrate your skill by making a quick-craft project; You must work for the HPC minimum of 30 minutes, however to demonstrate your rapidity the project must not take more than 2 hours to complete (time limits refer to active crafting time only; does not including drying/baking/etc. time)

--Keeper:  Keepers must spend hours and hours practicing catching the Quaffle in order to defend their hoops.  Show your willingness to practice your craft skills by making a project which requires repetitive techniques; for example includes a repeating pattern, or many repetitions of an action (such as knitting).

--Broomstick: Wizarding brooms contain a cushioning spell in order to make them more comfortable for the rider.  For this challenge you must create an object to cushion or comfort something or someone.  This could include a pillow, cushion, blanket, throw, neck pillow, tea cozy, laptop sleeve, tablet case, furniture reupholstery, etc.

--Cheering/Spirit: Cheer on your house or favorite quidditch team by crafting something that shows your house/team pride.  (This can be your House  quidditch team, your assigned National Team, or any other quidditch team you support, such as the Hollyhead Harpies or Wimbourn Wasps.  You can literally support anyone here.)

Quidditch is a rough game!  Time for you to take your penalty shot.  You can choose up to 7 shots to complete.  You may NOT repeat a shot once you've completed it.

--Blagging: Seizing the opponent's broom tail to slow or hinder. Craft something that takes a long time. (For this challenge, the crafted object must take OVER 3 hours to complete.)

--Blatching: Flying with the intent to collide.  Create a craft that uses two or more different crafting techniques. This could be something that is both carved and painted.  Knit and felted.  Or even a mixed media piece.

--Blurting: Locking broom handles with the intent to steer an opponent off course.  Craft something that locks or closes.

--Bumphing:  Watch out!  Bludgers hit towards spectators.  Craft something to make watching the match at the World Cup more enjoyable.  This could be a comfy stadium cushion to sit on, a delicious snack to share with friends, a jar light to guide you back to your tent when the game ends.  Just remember that the item must be something you could easily pack and take outside with you.  (ie, Don't craft something that must be kept cold like ice cream, or should be served hot out of the oven like pizza.)

--Cobbing: Excessive use of elbows towards opponents.  Craft something that is *excessive* in some way.  (ie. Excessively sparkly, excessively large, excessively time consuming, excessively detailed.)

--Flacking: Pushing any portion of anatomy through the goal hoop in an attempt to push the Quaffle out. Craft something based on a portion of the human anatomy or that is worn on a portion of the body. (ie. Hat, gloves, bracelets, etc.)

--Haversacking: Chaser is still holding to or touching the Quaffle as it goes through the goal hoop. Finish WIP youve been holding onto. (This is the ONLY exception to quidditch crafting timeline.)  

--Quaffle-pocking: Tampering with the Quaffle somehow like poking holes in it so that it will fall faster. Adapting the quaffle to alter its behaviour is not allowed; instead, you must adapt a pre-existing item to better fit its use, or to change the way it is used to better fit your needs. This could include taking in a dress thats too big or hemming an old set of curtains to fit new windows.

--Snitchnip: Any player other than the Seeker touching or catching the Golden Snitch. Craft something outside your comfort zone.  (ie. Something new to you or difficult for you.)

--Stooging: When two of a team's Chasers knock the opposing team's Keeper out of the way so that their third Chaser can score a goal easily. Craft something that is easy for YOU to make.  (ie. Your signature, go-to craft)

Gryffindor as Japan
Mistress Jennie, alumni: Quidditch-JUNE, Quidditch-JULY, Q-Chaser, Q-Beater, Q-Chaser, Q-Keeper, Q-Blatching, Q-Blagging, Q-Bumphing, Q-Flacking, Q-Quafflepocking, Q-Stooging
rockmygypsysoul, 4th Year: Quidditch-JUNE
165 points, 2 players = 82.5 points average

Hufflepuff as Brazil
Acadian Driftwood, 4th Year: Quidditch-July, Q-Snitchnip, Q-Haversacking, Q-Blurting  
AnnoyingBigSister, 4th Year: Quidditch-JUNE, Quidditch-JULY,
gaudiknight, 3rd Year: Q-Seeker, Q-Chaser, Q-Keeper, Q-Broomstick, Q-Cheering, Q-Blurting, Q-Bumphing, Q-Blagging,
midkiffsjoy, 5th Year: Quidditch-JUNE, Quidditch-JULY, Q-Seeker, Q-Chaser, Q-Keeper, Q-Beater, Q-Broomstick, Q-Cheering, Q-Blatching, Q-Bumphing, Q-Blagging, Q-Cobbing, Q-Haversacking, Q-Stooging,
Moonflame, 7th Year: Q-Keeper, Q-Chaser, Q-Blagging
450 points, 5 players = 90 points average

Ravenclaw as USA
FiberAlchemist, alumni: Quidditch-JUNE, Quidditch-JULY, Q-Beater, Q-Chaser, Q-Keeper, Q-Blagging, Q-Bumphing
Magpirate, 4th Year: Q-Chaser, Q-Cobbing, Q-Flacking
netchez, 5th Year:  Quidditch-JUNE, Quidditch-JULY, Q-Beater, Q-Chaser, Q-Seeker, Q-Cheering, Q-Broomstick, Q-Keeper, Q-Flacking, Q-Blurting
noodle-bug, alumni: Quidditch-JUNE, Q-Keeper, Q-Chaser, Q-Beater, Q-Broomstick, Q-Haversacking, Q-Snitchnip, Q-Blurting, Q-Flacking, Q-Bumphing, Q-Stooging, Q-Blatching
pottermouth, alumni: Quidditch-JULY
teag, 6th Year: Quidditch-JUNE
vincentvanbuck, 4th Year:  Quidditch-JUNE, Q-Beater, Q-Chaser, Q-Keeper, Q-Cheering, Q-Blagging, Q-Blatching, Q-Cobbing, Q-Snitchnip, Q-Stooging
600 points, 7 players = 85.7 points average

Slytherin as Bulgaria
calliemae, 2nd Year: Q-Keeper+SPEW, Q-Chaser, Q-Cheering
ErinAquaheart, 7th Year: Quidditch-JUNE, Quidditch-July+SPEW, Q-Beater, Q-Beater+SPEW, Q-Keeper+SPEW x 2, Q-Seeker, Q-Seeker+SPEW, Q-Chaser x 2, Q-Cobbing, Q-Team Pride, Q-Team Pride+SPEW, Q-Broomstick, Q-Broomstick+SPEW, Q-Blagging, Q-Flacking+SPEW, Q-Bumping, Q-Haversacking, Q-Quafflepocking, Q-Stooging
Inselaeffchen, 4th Year: Q-Beater, Q-Chaser, Q-Stooging
margaron, 2nd Year: Q-Chaser, Q-Blagging,
Naantje, alumni: Q-Broomstick  
TechnicolorAquahearts, 7th Year: Quidditch-JUNE, Quidditch-JULY+SPEW, Q-Chaser, Q-Keeper, Q-Seeker, Q-Bumphing, Q-Cobbing, Q-Snitchnip
680 points, 6 players = 113 points average

*Give your team a boost with SPEW bonus points.*

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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2014 11:05:10 AM »

Witch of the Week*
*a bi-weekly(ish) award

Witch of the Week is where we recognise outstanding contributions from recent HPC projects.
Witch (or Wizard) or the week may be awarded for any thing that embodies the spirit of the HPC, for example
~ excellence in crafting and a stella finished item
~ improved skill in a particular craft type displayed by a member who has documented their learning progress over a number of projects
~ crafting in the face of adversity by continuing and developing a project in the face of crafting disaster
~ any other reason that raises it's head as we go along!

If you feel that a person or project is particularly deserving of being considered for witch of the week, please do PM noodle-bug to let her know why you think that Smiley

Congratulations to this weeks double award of
Witch and Wizard of the Week
ErinAquaheart & NathanielM93

NathanielM93 is one of the newest HPcers, and completely blew us away with his first project post, featuring these felted boots. What gorgeous colours, and practical enough for any mythical trek of your choosing! We eagerly look forward to seeing what else he comes up with, Welcome to Hogwarts!

ErinAquaheart has faced some challenging times during her HPC stint, but nevertheless she remains a relentlessly cheerful presence around the castle. She has turned tough times into a force for good, using her experiences as inspiration for a truly phenomenal amount of beautiful SPEW projects. Her big heart and smile earn her a very well deserved witch of the week

Previous Witches of the Week:
Mamaneedles for her acorn printed shirt
Pottermouth for her beetle inchie stumpwork
Mistress Jennie for exceptional services to the craftalong
Arcadian Driftwood for her art quilt

help yourselves to your badges WotWers!

The WotW badges, which all of this terms winners are entitled to take and display proudly, were designed for us by the always inspiring MistressJennie
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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2014 11:42:28 AM »

Welcome to the Careers Advisory Office

Time to choose your profession!

Once you have completed 7 terms of the HPC and become an alumni, it's time to start training for your career. Careers Training is two stranded;
- Career Pathways: You should choose a job-specific career pathway to follow, and build a resume with each requirement (listed below). This will take at least 7 terms, but there is no upper time limit so work at your own pace and craft to your best. Let us know what career you're aiming towards so that we can cheer you along
- Employability Challenges: You should also complete any 7 'employability challenges' (more on these below) to demonstrate your non-academic skills and convince someone to give you a job! Add these to your resume too.

Professions are only open to alumni (that is, students who have already completed 7 terms at Hogwarts)
Current alumni are...
jenleahlynn, MamanTattoo, Mistress Jennie, tiamatfire, WhistleFish
Audania1, FiberAlchemist, noodle-bug, pottermouth
Ant Bee

~~Career pathways~~

Listed below are the requirements for each career pathway. You can only follow 1 pathway at a time.

If an alumni student wants to propose a profession we don't have listed, they may request a pathway be built, or present a course of study that the headmistresses & career' officer (Mistress Jennie & Noodle-bug) will review for approval. Once a new profession path is approved, it will be added to the list.

---Auror: 7 Defence Against the Dark Arts (so 7 terms), 6 Potions (6 terms),  5 Transfiguration (5 terms), 4 Charms (4 terms), 3-Herbology (3 terms), 2 History of Magic (2 terms), 1 apparition (1 term), Transfiguration OWL, DA NEWT
---Alchemist: 7 Alchemy, 6 potions, 5 SoAR, 4 transfiguration, 3 arithmancy, 1 project inspired by gold, 1 project inspired by lead, 1 project inspired by the philosopher's stone, arithmancy OWL, alchemy NEWT
---Arithmatician: 7 Arthimancy, 6 SoAR, 5 Divination, 4 Charms, 3 Potions, 2 Herbology, 1 Astronomy, Arithmancy or SoAR OWL, Arithmancy NEWT
---Astronomer: 7 astronomy, 6 divination, 5 SoAR, 2 HoM, 1 project inspired by the north star, 1 by darkness, 1 by Mercury, 1 by jupiter's moons, 1 by saturn's rings, 1 by starlight, 1 by gravity or orbital motion, 1 by telescopes. any OWL, Astronomy NEWT
---Broom Maker: 7 Flying,  6 Charms, 5 Herbology, 4 CoMC, 1 polished project, 1 neatly clipped project, 1 streamlined project, 1 project inspired by a compass, 1 speed themed project, 1 project inspired by a Firebolt, Herbology OWL, Charms NEWT
---Curse Breaker: 7 DADA, 6 SoAR, 5 Arithmancy, 4 HoM, 3 Charms, 2 SPEW, 1 transfiguration, DA or Arithmancy OWL, SoAR NEWT
---Dragonologist: 7-Dragon Inspired Projects, 7 CoMC, 6 Flying, 5 HoM, 2 Herbology, 1 transfiguration, any OWL, CoMC NEWT
---Fortune Teller 7 Divination, 6 astronomy, 5 SoAR, 4 arithmancy, 1 project inspired by tea leaves, 1 inspired by palmistry, 1 inspired by crystal balls, 1 by astrology, 1 by the Ministry of magic prophecy hall, any OWL, Divination NEWT
---Healer: 7 Herb, 6 Potions, 5-SPEW, 3 House Unity, 7 projects for other people, Potions or Charms OWL, Herbology NEWT
---Herbologist: 7 Herb, 6 Potions, 5 HoM, 4 CoMC, 3 Divination, 3 projects inspired by plants, any OWL, herbology NEWT
---Hogwarts Express Driver 7 House Unity, 6 House Pride, 5 HoM, 1 DA, 3 projects inspired by movement,  3 projects inspired by Wizarding London, 3 projects inspired by Hogsmede, HoM OWL, any NEWT
---Magizoologist: 7 CoMC, 6 Charms, 5 Herb, 7 projects inspired by Magical Creatures, 3 projects inspired by Muggle animals, Herb OWL, CoMC NEWT
---MoM-L2-The Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office: 7 MS, 6 Appiration, 5 DA, 4 SoAR, 3 HoM, 2 Charms, 1 SPEW, any OWL, MS NEWT
---MoM-L3- Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes: 7 Appirition,   6 DA, 5 Charms, 4 Transfig, 3 Flying, 2 HoM, 1 House Unity, Charms or Transfig OWL, DA NEWT
---MoM-L4- Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures: 7 CoMC, 6 MS, 5 HoM, 4 DA, 3 Appirition, 2 Flying,  1 SPEW, any OWL, CoMC NEWT
---MoM-L9- Department of Mysteries - 'Unspeakable': 7 Transfig, 6 Arithmancy, 4 Alchemy, 3 Astronomy, 1 Div, 1 SoAR, 1 project inspired by time (Time Chamber), 1 project that inspired by love (Love Chamber), 1 project inspired by death/veil of death (Death Chamber), 1 project inspired by the brain (Brain Room), 1 project inspired by space (Space Chamber), 1 project inspired by prophecies (Hall of Prophecies), Transfig OWL, Astronomy NEWT  
---Muggle Relations: 7 MS, 6 HoM, 5 DA, 4 Appirition, 3 House Pride,  2 SPEW, 1 House Unity, any OWL, MS NEWT
---Obliviator: 7 Charms, 6 MS, 5 Divination, 4 Appirition, 3 DA, 2 Transfig, 1 HoM, Div OWL, Charms or MS NEWT
---Potioneer: 7 Potions, 6 Herb, 5 CoMC, 4 alchemy, 1 truth project (veritaserum), 1 luck project (felix), 1 moon project (wolfsbane), 1 disguise project (polyjuice), 1 death or sleep project (draft of living death), 1 love project (amortentia), any OWL, potions NEWT
---Professional Quidditch Player: 7-Flying, 5 House Pride, 3 House Unity, 2 Charms,  3 submissions for Quidditch (summer terms only), 4 projects inspired by the position(s) you which to play, 4 projects inspired by your favourite pro Quidditch team, any OWL, Charms NEWT
---Pub landlord / Cafe Owner 7 Herbology, 1 potions, 1 leaky cauldron inspired project, 1 Hogshead inspired project, 1 3 Broomsticks inspired project, 1 Mme Puddifoot's inspired project, 1 Honeydukes inspired project, 1 Fortescue's Icecream Parlour inspired project, 15 cooking projects with recipes, Potions OWL, Herb NEWT
--- Reporter: 7 HoM, 6 Div, 4 House unity, 1 Flying, 5 projects inspired by potential Daily Prophet articles, 5 projects inspired by potential Quibbler articles, Div OWL, HoM NEWT
--- Store Owner: 7 Charms, 5 arithmancy, 4 Flying, 6 projects inspired by existing Diagon alley / hogsmede shops, 6  projects inspired by the store you wish to own, any OWL, any NEWT
---Wandmaker: 7 Herbology, 6 CoMC, 5 Charms, 4 SoAR, 3 projects inspired by wand cores, 3 projects inspired by wand woods, CoMC or SoAR OWL, Herbology NEWT

~~Employability Challenges~~
Some of these challenges are ongoing with no time restriction, but some are pop-up challenges with a limited time window. More challenges will be added over time
You must complete any 7 employability challenges and add them to your resume to qualify for any career.
Employability Challenges don't earn house points, but may be combined with other classes or challenges

Resume Builder
Create a place online where you can keep a record of your progress on your chosen career pathway, with links to each relevant project submitted here on the HPC.
This can be in the Careers Record Office here on Craftster, or anywhere convenient to you on-line. Include a link when you submit this challenge.

Time management
Being able to work to a schedule is an essential skill in any work environment. Craft a project that must be completed by a specific time (for example, in time for someones' birthday. You must announce ahead of time what you intend to create (an OWL or NEWT proposal, or a simple post stating what you will craft and when it will be finished). You project must be finished to your highest standard by that date

Skills Sharer
Sharing skills and knowledge is a vital aspect of team work, an d helps create a productive work place. To demonstrate your ability to share expertise, you must teach someone else a craft skill that you enjoy; for example, teach someone to knit, help them bake a favourite recipe, or pose for a budding artist to draw you. Submit an example of their work (this does not have to be a finished piece), or a picture of them enjoying their new skill.

Wide World Explorer
We are preparing you to step into the wider world of your new career! Dip a toe in the waters outside the HPC by taking part in any one of the Craft Challenges or Craft Swaps hosted here on Craftster

[I will post announcements when I update new challenges]

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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2014 12:54:54 PM »

~*Diagon Alley*~
"Did he say diagonally?"

Mistress Jennie's Handmade Jewelry
MistressJennie on Etsy has donated a HP Bookmark!

MistressJennie has also donated an Always Bookmark!

Finally MistressJennie has donated a Create Your Own Charm Bracelet Kit!  Winner gets to choose the theme, and Mistress Jennie will pull appropriate beads and charms from her stash to suit you!

Mermaid Themed Bracelet Shown as Example Only
*Ships Worldwide*

Noodle's Notions Nest
The utterly fantastic noodle-bug has kindly offered a *custom* mini-hoop (4"-5"), based on the winner's favorite HP character, magical item, or quote!  Check out this example of her mad stitching skills!

*ships worldwide*

Knotty Gurl Designs
Knotty Gurl Designs on Etsy has donated a Hogwarts House Friendship Bracelet in the winners House colors!  Check out the beautiful example of a Slytherin House bracelet below!

*Ships Worldwide*

Knotty Gurl Designs on Etsy has also donated a CUSTOM friendship bracelet with up to 25 strings!  Winner can discuss specific ideas with margaron, but the beautiful Dark Mark bracelet below gives an idea of what kinds of magic she can weave.

*Ships Worldwide*

Naantje's Needlery
Naantje has kindly donated a a crocheted charger pocket in the recipient's house colors or two other colors of their choosing. Custom-made to the size of their mobile phone.

*Ships Worldwide*
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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2014 07:49:29 AM »


To our new students welcome and to our returning students welcome back. I will be your Head of House for this term. Feel free to refer any questions to me via owl (PM), I will do my best to get back to you in a timely manner.

Student Roster
AnnoyingLittleBrother 4th Year ~ CoMC
calliemae 2nd Year ~ Alchemy, Appiration, BEAN-Bellybutton Lint, BEAN-Pink Grapefruit, DADA OWL, DETENTION-July, House Pride, House Unity, HoM, SoAR
ErinAquaheart 7th Year ~ Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, BEAN-Dog Food, CoMC, Charms+SPEW, DADA, Divination, Flying, Herbology, House Unity, HoM, Potions, SoAR, Transfiguration, QUIDDITCH-June, QUIDDITCH-July+SPEW, QUIDDITCH-Blagging
Inselaeffchen 4th Year ~ Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, BEAN-Dog Food+SPEW, Muggle Studies
margaron 2nd Year ~ Arithmancy, BEAN-Bellybutton Lint, HoM
Naantje alumni ~ Alchemy, Apparition, BEAN-Bellybutton Lint, BEAN-Pink Grapefruit, Charms, DADA, Divination, Herbology, House Pride, HoM, SoAR, Transfiguration,
samash90 2nd Year ~ CoMC,
TechnicolorAquahearts 7th Year ~ BEAN-Pink Grapefruit, BEAN-Dog Food, CoMC+SPEW, Charms, DA-Department of Mysteries+SPEW, Divination, Flying, Herbology, House Unity, HoM, Potions, SoAR+SPEW, Transfiguration, QUIDDITCH-June, QUIDDITCH-July+SPEW

House Points Tally: 1030*

*Please note: Quidditch points are not yet included in the house points tally*

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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2014 08:47:14 AM »

~Ravenclaw House Points - 1715~
*Reminder: Class/Challenge 15 pts , OWL 100 pts, NEWT 150 pts , SPEW 10 pts extra*

Alchemy - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, Magpirate, netchez, noodle-bug, teag, Toralune, vincentvanbuck
Apparition - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, natchez, pottermouth
Arithmancy - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, Magpirate, netchez, noodle-bug, vincentvanbuck
Astronomy - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, Magpirate, noodle-bug, vincentvanbuck
Care of Magical Creatures - BadWolf314, Magpirate, netchez, noodle-bug, teag, vincentvanbuck
Charms - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, noodle-bug, vincentvanbuck
Defense Against the Dark Arts - FiberAlchemist, netchez, noodle-bug, vincentvanbuck
Divination - FiberAlchemist, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck
Flying - FiberAlchemist, noodle-bug, vincentvanbuck
Herbology - FiberAlchemist, Magpirate, natchez, noodle-bug, pottermouth*, vincentvanbuck
History of Magic - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, Magpirate, netchez, noodle-bug, Toralune, vincentvanbuck
House Pride/Unity - BadWolf314, Magpirate, noodle-bug, teag
Muggle Studies - noodle-bug, vincentvanbuck
Potions - BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, natchez, noodle-bug, teag, vincentvanbuck
Study of Ancient Runes - FiberAlchemist, noodle-bug, teag, vincentvanbuck
Transfiguration - FiberAlchemist, Magpirate, natchez, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck

June Detention - FiberAlchemist, noodle-bug, pottermouth
July Detention - FiberAlchemist, noodle-bug
August Detention - FiberAlchemist, Magpirate, vincentvanbuck

Bertie's Bean Belly Button Lint - netchez, teag
Bertie's Bean Grapefruit - netchez, noodle-bug, pottermouth, teag
Bertie's Bean Dog Food - netchez
Bertie's Bean Blue Raspberry - netchez, noodle-bug, vincentvanbuck
Bertie's Bean Casserole - FiberAlchemist, netchez
Bertie's Bean Marshmallow - teag, vincentvanbuck

Dumbledore's Army - Fear of a Name - (Completed in Previous Semesters:Audania1, BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, Magpirate, netchez, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck)
Dumbledore's Army - Have a Drink in the Hog's Head - (Completed in Previous Semesters:Audania1, BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, Magpirate, netchez, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck)
Dumbledore's Army - Sign the Parchment - (Completed in Previous Semesters:BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, Magpirate, netchez, noodle-bug)
Dumbledore's Army - Lessons with Harry -
     Disarming - (Completed in Previous Semesters:Audania1, BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, Magpirate, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck)
     Impediment Jinx - (Completed in Previous Semesters:BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, Magpirate, noodle-bug, vincentvanbuck)
     Reductor Curse - (Completed in Previous Semesters:BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, noodle-bug, Magpirate, vincentvanbuck)
     Stunning Spell - (Completed in Previous Semesters:Audania1, BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, Magpirate, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck)
     Shield Charm - (Completed in Previous Semesters:BadWolf314, jellybean89, Magpirate, noodle-bug, vincentvanbuck)
     Protean Charm - (Completed in Previous Semesters:BadWolf314, jellybean89, Magpirate, noodle-bug, pottermouth, vincentvanbuck)
     Fred & George Fight Back - (Completed in Previous Semesters:Audania1, BadWolf314, Magpirate, noodle-bug, vincentvanbuck)
     Help the Room of Requirement - (Completed in Previous Semesters:Audania1, BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, Magpirate, noodle- bug, vincentvanbuck)
Dumbledore's Army - Mastering the Patronus Charm - (Completed in Previous Semesters:BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, noodle-bug)
Dumbledore's Army - The Department of Mysteries - (Completed in Previous Semesters: BadWolf314, FiberAlchemist, noodle-bug)

Choose Your Champions - FiberAlchemist, natchez, noodle-bug, teag, vincentvanbuck
Set Your Portkey - FiberAlchemist, natchez, pottermouth
World Cup
     Seeker - netchez
     Beater - FiberAlchemist, netchez, noodle-bug, vincentvanbuck
     Chaser - FiberAlchemist, Magpirate, netchez, noodle-bug, vincentvanbuck
     Keeper - FiberAlchemist, netchez, noodle-bug, vincentvanbuck
     Broomstick - netchez, noodle-bug
     Cheering/Spirit - netchez, vincentvanbuck
     Blagging - FiberAlchemist, vincentvanbuck
     Blatching - noodle-bug, vincentvanbuck
     Blurting - netchez, noodle-bug
     Bumphing - FiberAlchemist, noodle-bug
     Cobbing - Magpirate, vincentvanbuck
     Flacking - Magpirate, netchez, noodle-bug
     Haversacking - noodle-bug
     Quaffle-pocking -
     Stichnip - noodle-bug, vincentvanbuck
     Stooging - noodle-bug, vincentvanbuck

noodle-bug - Completed OWL in Alchemy - Elemental Elephants Quilt
noodle-bug - Completed OWL in DADA - Entralac Headband
pottermouth - Completed NEWT in Charms - Waldorf Doll for Theo
teag - Completed OWL in Potions - Diagon Alley Advertising Posters

* Completed Class + SPEW Project
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« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2014 11:36:40 AM »


Unfortunately, our newest house-mate is not having a stellar time.  I think he had his hopes set on Slytherin, but the sorting hat saw into his gooey, Huffley centre.  Let's see what we can do to cheer him up.  Maybe if we do our classwork like crazy and get the lead in House Points it will help. Cheesy

Completed Classes


Seeuudee, Midkiffsjoy

HOUSE UNITY: Midkiffsjoy, Moonflame

Alchemy: Moonflame, Midkiffsjoy, J_Kieviet, Gaudiknight

Apparition: Moonflame, J_Kieviet

Arithmancy: Midkiffsjoy, Moonflame, J_Kieviet, Acadian Driftwood

Astronomy: Gaudiknight, Midkiffsjoy, Moonflame

Care of Magical Creatures: Moonflame, Sammylouise40, Acadian Driftwood, AnnoyingBigSister, Gaudiknight

CoMC Extra Credit: Acadian Driftwood

Charms: Midkiffsjoy, Moonflame

Defence Against the Dark Arts: Midkiffsjoy, Panda Bear, J_Kieviet

Divination: Moonflame, Midkiffsjoy

Flying: Moonflame, NathanielM93, Midkiffsjoy

Herbology: Midkiffsjoy, NathanielM93

History of Magic:  
Nicajeanie, AnnoyingBigSister, Moonflame, NathanielM93, J_Kieviet, BringMeKnitting8

Muggle Studies:  
Midkiffsjoy, BringMeKnitting8
Midkiffsjoy, Moonflame, Acadian Driftwood

Study of Ancient Runes: Moonflame, Gaudiknight

Transfiguration: Moonflame, Midkiffsjoy, Acadian Driftwood, Gaudiknight, BringMeKnitting8

Bertie Bott's

Belly Button Lint:

Blue Raspberry: Acadian Driftwood, Midkiffsjoy

Pink Grapefruit: Midkiffsjoy, Gaudiknight

Dog Food: Moonflame, Midkiffsjoy

Casserole: Midkiffsjoy, Gaudiknight

Marshmallow: Midkiffsjoy, Gaudiknight

Detention in the Dungeons

June: Gaudiknight, - revised to =>
Gaudiknight , Midkiffsjoy, J_Kieviet

July:  Midkiffsjoy, BringMeKnitting8, Gaudiknight

Midkiffsjoy, Moonflame, BringMeKnitting8

Dumbledore's Army

O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s

CoMC: Acadian Driftwood

Herbology: Acadian Driftwood

Quidditch World Cup

July Challenge: Acadian Driftwood

Set Your Portkey: AnnoyingBigSister




United States:


Hufflepuff as Brazil


Blagging: Midkiffsjoy, Midkiffsjoy,  Gaudiknight, Moonflame


Blurting: Gaudiknight, Acadian Driftwood

Broomstick: Midkiffsjoy, Gaudiknight

Bumphing: Gaudiknight, Midkiffsjoy

Chaser: Midkiffsjoy, Gaudiknight, Moonflame


Cobbing: Midkiffsjoy

Haversacking: Acadian Driftwood, Midkiffsjoy

Keeper: Gaudiknight, Moonflame

Quidditch Pitch: Midkiffsjoy

Seeker:  Gaudiknight, Midkiffsjoy

Snitchnip: Acadian Driftwood

Spirit: Gaudiknight

Stooging: Midkiffsjoy

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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2014 05:02:36 PM »

"In the corridor outside, one will find a painting of a bowl of fruit; one such fruit is a pear. If one tickles the pear, it will squirm, laugh, and then transform into a green door-knob. Hence revealing the doorway, one can open the door and enter."

"He had one brief glimpse of an enormous, high-ceilinged room, large as the Great Hall above it, with mounds of glittering brass pots and pans heaped around the stone walls, and a great brick fireplace at the other end..."
The Hogwarts kitchen's appearance in 1994

The elves are busy cooking up some magic this summer.  Keep your eyes open for tasty treats popping up this semester!!

Recipes from the Elves
- Crumpets
- Sausage Rolls
- Pumkin Pasties
- Goulash
- Treacle Tart
- Harry's 11th Birthday Cake
- Butterbeer
- Pumpkin Juice

Student Submitted Recipes
Acadian Driftwood - BBQ Pizza, Preserving Strawberries 3 Ways
ErinAquaheart - Sushi Rice and Edamame
FiberAlchemist - Pantry Taco Soup
margaron - Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies, Kombucha SCOBY
midkiffsjoy - Cheesy Chicken Casserole without Chicken .... Or an oven
Mistress Jennie - Dutch Apple Pie
natchez - Cabbage Noodles
noodle-bug - Broccoli Slaw, Summer Salad, Tropical Eton Mess
panda bear - Fudgesicles
TechnicolorAquahearts - Thank You Banana Bread, Brigadeiros, Spicy Black Bean Empanadas, Soft Pretzels, Fever Fudge, Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Cookies
vincentvanbuck - Mistress Jennie's Much-Better-Than-Mine Asian Slow Cooker Chicken, Easy Slow Cooker Paleo(-ish) Ribs, Slow Cooker Beef & Broccoli, Chicken Caesar, Three Ways
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« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2014 08:30:26 AM »

Hello and welcome to Astronomy, this term we will be taking a step back from focusing on specific aspects of the night sky. It is a pleasure to have you all here and I can't wait to see what crafty magic the Heavens inspire in you.

Completed Coursework: One of the ways that we make sense of the chaos is the night sky is by finding and naming constellations. In this way order is made from chaos and meaning is found were at first there appeared to be none. Your task this summer is to either make order out of chaos (this could be imbedding a secret message in something, or organizing something, or something else) or to place a hidden meaning in one of your crafts (it doesn't have to be secret just place meaning where at first there appears to be none)

Misteress Jennie - Amber's Mother's Bracelet

guadiknight - Settling In
midkiffsjoy - Not a cigar box bed for Simone
Moonflame - Keep-it-together face pads

vincentcanbuck - Order in a Chaotic Craft Room
Magpirate - Gallifreyan Planets
Badwolf314 - Wrapped Birthday Presents
noodle-bug - Recipe Book

ErinAquaheart - Hidden Micky Necklace and Bracelet
Inselaeffchen - Sorting History

Advanced Studies *Note that only advanced study projects completed during the current term will be displayed under the completed OWL and NEWT headers*
Proposed OWLs: Option 1-Craft a star chart.  Option 2-Interpret the solar system into a craft.  Option 3-It is believed that we can only see 5% of the universe, the rest is made up of Dark Matter and Dark Energy which is invisible to us. Create something where at first glance you can only see a small portion, but when you look closer you can find the rest of the details.

BringMeKnitting8 ~ June 11, 2014

Magpirate ~ June 14, 2014

lighthighlisa teaandcraft ~ Sept 3, 2012

Completed OWLs

Proposed NEWTs: Students should demonstrate knowledge of the celestial heavens.
MamanTattoo ~ Proposed: April 7, 2014

Completed NEWTs
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« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2014 11:12:25 AM »

"Transfiguration is some of the most complex and dangerous magic you will learn at Hogwarts. Anyone messing around in my class will leave and not come back. You have been warned." -- Minerva McGonagall

Completed Projects
   rockmygypsysoul - Love Trees x 15
   tiamatfire - Flappie hat

   FiberAlchemist - Treacle Tart
   Magpirate - Tiny Books
   netchez - A shawl for Clara and one for Simone
   noodle-bug - predictable, moi?
   pottermouth - Gunter x 2
   vincentvanbuck - Mistress Jennie's Much-Better-Than-Mine Asian Slow Cooker Chicken

   Acadian Driftwood - Felt mushroom magnets
   midkiffsjoy - An Invisibility Cloak for Mr. Jack
   Moonflame - Gnome Domes
   Nicajeanie - Another Agape

   ErinAquaheart - Gemino Curse Cupcake Necklaces...well almost...
   Naantje - A forest of life
   TechnicolorAquahearts - Spicy Black Bean Empanadas

Proposed OWLS
   Abbeeroad- Teesha Moore Patch Sewing Machine Cover
   rockmygypsysoul- Non-traditional Alphabet/Name Books
   sakuracat23- Fireside Throw
   spikefan- Movie/TV ATC Album
   The Mad Quilter- "Now you see it, now you don't"
   WhistleFish- Scrap Granny Square Blanket
   Audania1- Sophie Doll and accessories
   AugustBell- Granny Stripe Blanket
   SenatorOrgana - Matchbox Advent Calendar
   Swimswamswum- Mrs Weasley's Hogwarts Blanket
   jillybeans- Pop Tab Chainmaille Vest for Hubby's Birthday
   Ant Bee- "Sisters" Sampler Quilt
   audio- Raccoon Plushie
   calliemae- Gotham City Themed Car Mat
   DragonChilde- From Alterations to Altercations: The Transfigurative Guide by Henrick Darkstorm
   samash90- ambitious first altered book

Completed OWLS:

Proposed NEWTS:
   Mistress Jennie- Craft Room Extravaganza
   CraftyLadyMJ- PM Proposal
   Moonflame- WonderBook

Completed NEWTS:
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