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« on: May 14, 2018 01:59:24 PM »

~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2018*~

~*Begins June 1st, 2018*~
~*Ends September 30th, 2018*~

Welcome to Hogwarts!
The Harry Potter Craftalong (HPC) is not your typical craftalong; we are gathered here to celebrate our love of crafting and the Wonderful World of Harry Potter.  In the HPC you will be completing classes and challenges with your skills in crafty magic.  These classes and challenges all have HP centered themes, but your crafts do not have to be Harry Potter."  Your mission, as a student at Hogwarts, is to complete at least one class or challenge during this semester.  You may join any time during the semester.  I hope you join us; the HPC is a great way to stretch your crafty muscles, meet HP crafters, and have fun!

---The HPC is here to help us each finish projects and to explore new challenges as we better our crafting skills.  Prompts and guidelines are there to help stimulate creativity and growth; the size and complexity of the project submitted should reflect a level of personal growth and challenge over the time you spend in the HPC.
---Projects for the HPC should represent your best crafty skills.  Take pride in your work.  Classes and challenges should take a minimum of 30 minutes to make.  
---A project can only be submitted for one class/challenge (the same project cannot be entered in multiple categories) unless noted in prompt (it will be CLEARLY noted if allowed).
---Projects must be turned in within the timeframe designated by the type of assignment or challenge.
---For a project to be counted, it must have a picture or picture link included AT THE TIME OF POSTING.  If your item is a private piece, or is being kept secret for a Craft Swap, you are more than welcome to post a link for the Headmistress to view.  EDIT 4/17/15: As of today, I will no longer be posting reminders to folks about pictures.  I simply do not have the time to chase folks down for pictures.  If you post your project without a photo or photo link, it will simply not be counted when I tally House Points.
---For any cooking/food project, in addition to a photo, you must post a complete recipe, or link to the complete recipe you used.  No recipe = no points.  [EDIT due to questions: *For our purposes, a "complete recipe" means it includes a full set of ingredients that includes amounts, and step-by-step instructions that another HPC member could replicate themselves at home.  Think of writing your recipe with a beginner cook in mind, who needs full instructions.
---There is SO MUCH to do in the HPC.  Do not feel like you have to craft everything.  Think of the HPC as a "Choose Your Own Adventure".  Craft what inspires you, but don't try to do everything and get burned out.  Keep in mind these wise words , "It does not do to dwell on lists and forget to craft."  

For each assignment/challenge, use this header:
Class/Challenge/House Pride:
SPEW: (If your item is for charity, enter that here; if not leave blank or add n/a.)
Project Name:
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques/recipe used, any fun tips, etc.)
Project Picture: (REQUIRED! NO PICTURE (or link) = NO HOUSE POINTS)

-Feel free to also include your house and any storycrafting you've created for your project.
---You can add more than one project to your post, but a header must be used for each project.
-When posting your projects, you are more than welcome to post more than one at a time. But if you do so, then please attempt to post your projects in alphabetical order by SUBJECT.  Floo Powder Challenges, Detention Prompts, and Headmistress Challenges should be posted under B, D, & H respectively.  For more information, see this post.

~*HPC FAQs*~
---How long is a semester?  Semesters are as follows: YULE- October, November, December, January; SPRING-February, March, April, May; MIDSUMMER-June, July, August, September
---When can I join?  You can join anytime in the semester.
---Do I have to sign-up to join this craftalong? No, all you have to do is post in the thread a "hi" or a completed project post.
---How do I complete a semester/earn my year? To complete a semester/year, you only have to complete one class or challenge during the semester.
---What timezone do we use?  We use the Headmistress' Time Zone,  Mistress Jennie is in Central Standard Time.
---Do you sort me?  NO, you will decide which house you belong to, but you can only choose one.
---I have a problem or question; who can I ask?  You can send a Personal Message (PM) to Headmistress Mistress Jennie, or Deputy Headmistress noodle-bug.  You can also ask specific questions to HPC staff.  And you can post your question in the thread; our students are very helpful!
---Can I turn in something I did earlier? With a very few exceptions the answer is NO!  You must complete your project during the current semester. Exceptions are Detention and OWLs; look for details about these projects in their information posts below.  If you started a project, for example a quilt, a day or two before the semester started, but then did the bulk of the work and finishing (a good 90%) during the semester, you can submit it.
---Are we swapping? No, this is not an organized swap.  We are just encouraging crafting with a HP twist.  But if you enjoy swapping, keep an eye out for HP themed swap info in our thread.  Also, we occasionally do things like Valentine or Christmas Card Exchanges.  These are completely voluntary, and are NOT required, and are not organized swaps.
---Do I have to craft all the classes and challenges? NO!  Smiley Just pick what you inspires you.  There is tons to choose from so choose your own HP Craft Adventure through the castle.
---What kind of projects are allowed for classes/challenges? If Craftster has a category for it, then it is a viable HPC project.  And since Craftster has a board for almost everything, your choices are vast.
---Does my craft project have to be Harry Potter themed? NO, if your item fulfills the class/challenge prompt, then it can be posted in the HPC.  Above all, we are here to encourage crafting.

~*House Points*~
~*Your triumphs will earn you points*~
Points System
15 points for a Class Assignment & Challenge*
100 points for OWLs
150 points for NEWTs
10 points extra for SPEW aka Charity Items

House Points Guidelines
--- *You cannot double dip for Class & Challenge points.  For example, if you turn-in a project for Herbology & Floo Powder Challenge, then you would get 2 badges but only 15 points for the project.
---You cannot get credit for a class or challenge twice.  For example, if you turn in 2 Alchemy projects, then you will only get points for the first one.
--- SPEW points are extra credit.  You can earn SPEW points for each project you turn in if it goes to a legitimate charity.  You do not have to give the charity's name, just that you are donating to a certain cause.  (I happen to know that some Battered Women's Shelters don't like their names/locations posted.) SPEW projects must be clearly marked with SPEW to earn extra points.  Also, SPEW project can be turned in as stand-alone projects; they will earn 10 points.  Unlike most projects, you can turn in more than one SPEW project for points.
---HPC Challenge Points do not include House Challenges.  For Example, a Slytherin Scavenger Hunt project would not count for points unless it also fulfills a HPC Class or HPC Challenge.
--- To determine House Cup Winner, an average from the points accumulated per house and the number of members per house.  If there is a tie, then more than one house will win the cup.  Note, a House Member is someone who has turned in at least 1 project.
--- Don't stress over House Points, but do craft your personal best. (This varies from person to person.  And I'm not really worried about "crafting your best" bit because HPCers are amazing crafters!)

~*HPC Portkeys*~
Headmistress Tower - Headmistress Challenges & Badge Station
Deputy Headmistress's Office & S.P.E.W. Headquarters
Floo Powder Challenge Series
Quidditch Pitch
Witch Weekly Publication Office
Wizard & Witch Career Placement Agency
Pinterest Pixie's Projects Page
Hogwarts Kitchens
HPC Facebook Group

Common Rooms
Gryffindor Tower
Hufflepuff Common Room
Ravenclaw Tower
Slytherin Dungeon

Professors' Classrooms
Detention in the Dungeons
Care of Magical Creatures
Defense Against the Dark Arts
History of Magic
Potions Dungeon
Study of Ancient Runes
Ordinary Wizarding Levels
Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests

~*The Great Hall OT Chat*~
Craftster craftalongs are for crafting and crafting encouragement.  If you would like to talk off-topic, such as in-depth Harry Potter discussions, then please visit The Great Hall.  Thank you for keeping the HPC within Craftster guidelines.

~*HPC on Facebook*~
The HPC is now on Facebook!  This is a way to share links, photos, or videos with your friends here in the HPC, that you cannot post on Craftster.  Please feel free to use the page to ask questions, share craft related or Harry Potter related links, pictures of your kids dressing up like Hogwarts students, or anything else that might be of interest to the group.  This group is Closed, so folks must message me with BOTH their Craftster username, and a way to locate you on Facebook, in order to be added. This is to keep it to just folks within the Craftalong, rather than a general HP forum, and anyone who participates here is welcome there as well.  If you send me a message via FB, PLEASE include your Craftster username.  We've been getting lots of requests to join, from faux accounts who just want to spam us with porn, so I've become *extra* cautious about adding folks.

~*Midsummer Term HPC Staff*~
Headmistress Mistress Jennie
Deputy Headmistress noodle-bug

Gryffindor Head of House Abbeeroad
Hufflepuff Head of House Moonflame
Ravenclaw Head of House FiberAlchemist
Slytherin Head of House ErinAquaheart

Alchemy Professor seeuudee
Apparition Professor noodle-bug
Arithmancy Professor  noodle-bug
Astronomy Professor Inselaeffchen
Care of Magical Creatures  ErinAquaheart
Charms Professor Inselaeffchen
Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor noodle-bug
Divination Professor  FiberAlchemist
Flying Professor  gaudiknight
Herbology Professor  Mistress Jennie
History of Magic  jenleahlynn
Muggle Studies Professor  noodle-bug
Potions Professor  Inselaeffchen
Study of Ancient Runes  jenleahlynn
Transfiguration Professor  ErinAquaheart

Kitchen Elf Abbeeroad
Pinterest Pixie seeuudee
OWL/NEWT Examiner Abbeeroad   
Witch Weekly Editor FiberAlchemist

~*Past HPC Semesters*~
Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2012/2013, Spring 2013, Summer 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2013/2014, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2014/2015 Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2015/2016, Spring 2016, Midsummer 2016, Yule 2016/2017, Ostara 2017, Midsummer 2017, Yule 2017/18, Ostara 2018

~*Previous Winner of House Cup*~
Winter 2012/2013: Gryffindor
Spring 2013: Gryffindor
Summer 2013: Gryffindor
Fall 2013: Gryffindor
Winter 2013/2014: Ravenclaw
Spring 2014: Ravenclaw
Summer 2014: Ravenclaw
Fall 2014: Gryffindor
Winter 2014/2015: Gryffindor
Spring 2015: Gryffindor
Summer 2015: Gryffindor
Fall 2015: Gryffindor
Winter 2015/2016: Slytherin
Spring 2016: Slytherin
Midsummer 2016: Hufflepuff
Yule 2016/2017: Gryffindor
Ostara 2017: Slytherin
Midsummer 2017: Ravenclaw
Yule 2017/18: Ravenclaw
Ostara 2018:

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~*Current Challenges*~

~*House Pride & House Unity*~
These are projects inspired by one of the Hogwarts Houses.  House Pride would be projects representing your house, and House Unity would be projects representiing the other houses or a combination of houses.  They can be inspired by house colors, mascots, founders, heads, past members, house ghosts, etc.  Note you can get House Points on 1 House Pride and 1 House Unity project per semester.

~*Midsummer Term Classes*~
---Alchemy: This semester we are going back to the basics in our study of Alchemy. Alchemy focuses on identifying and purifying the tria prima the three principles of soul, spirit and body. These are represented by sulphur, mercury and salt respectively.  This term we will be starting with the first principle, so please craft something that either soothes or cleanses the soul, such as candles or bath salts to aid relaxation, or craft something in a medium that you find relaxing.  Alternatively, you may craft something linked to sulphur sulphur is an essential mineral for our body to create proteins for cell and tissue production, so please craft something with incorporates a cell pattern or has defined layers, or as sulphur has such a distinctive odor, make something that has a strong scent or smell, such as a rich curry or some scented soap.

---Apparition: A serious risk of Apparition is the possibility of splinching, the leaving of clothes or parts of the body behind in their former location.  This can be minimal, such as a loss of hair, or life-threatening, with a loss of flesh or muscle.  Avoid this by making an aide-mmoire to remind yourself to concentrating on a part of the body you wouldn't want to to splinch; this should be an item you can wear in that body part.

---Arithmancy: The number 6 represents harmony and adaptability. For homework, please adapt an item to make it fit for the use you want. For example, this could be adapting a garment to make it fit you better, adapting an item to a different use that you prefer, or adapting the pattern you are using to work with your preferred construction method.

---Astronomy:  This term we won't be talking much about the stars or planets, but we will look at one of the instruments we use in astrology, the astrolabe.  An early Astrolabe was invented in the Hellenic period between 220 and 150 BC, often attributed to Hipparchus. An astrolabe is an elaborate inclinometer, historically used by astronomers and navigators to measure the inclined position in the sky of a celestial body, day or night. The word astrolabe means "the one that catches the heavenly bodies" (otherwise translated as "star taker").  Please familiarize yourself with the astrolabes in the Astronomy tower. While doing so, I would like you to craft something that is round (or spherical), something that incorporates the metal brass, something you associate with Greece or your interpretation of "star taker".

---Care of Magical Creatures (CoMC): The Billywig is an Australian insect that is about a half inch long and a vivid sapphire blue. The Billywigs wings are in the top of its head and rotate so it spins as it flies. At its bottom the Billywig has a long thin sting. Being stung by a Billywig causes giddiness followed by levitation. Too many stings causes uncontrollable hovering and severe reactions can cause permanent floating. Dried Billywig stings are used in several potions and are believed to be used in the popular sweet Fizzing Whizbees. For this term, please craft something that causes giddiness. This could include making a tasty treat, or a surprise gift for a friend, or anything else that makes you or another person feel giddy. Alternatively, you make craft something that floats, for example you could make a mobile with parts that float in the air or you could dye yarn which floats in the water.

---Charms:: This term we re-acquaint ourselves with the Aguamenti spell. My Muggle friends tell me that during the summer months they use "hoses" to water their garden or just to entertainment themselves and their children. Imagine if we'd only use Aguamenti for entertainment instead of fighting fires!  While you are studying the spell I would like you to research water in any of its forms. Craft something that either shows water (a painting of a lake), behaves like water (something that ripples or waves), something that uses water in its construction (in a recipe for lemonade, or to rinse your brushes while painting) or can be used in water (such as a dishcloth or bath bomb).

---DADA:  "The Dark Arts are many, varied, ever-changing and eternal... You are fighting that which is unfixed, mutating, indestructible. Your defenses must therefore be as flexible and inventive as the Arts you seek to undo."  Take Professor Snape's advice and craft something flexible. This could be an item of flexible material such as cloth, or an item that you have put joints and bends into (which flex) such as a card, a jointed stuffie, or a hinged-lid box.

---Divination: This term we will be focusing our studies on divining with pendulums. To those whos inner eyes are clouded a pendulum may look like nothing more than an object hung from a string; but to those of us who know what to look for a pendulum can be a simple and useful tool. At its most basic a pendulum can be used to answer simple yes or no questions, but as your knowledge increases you will find you can use them to help locate lost objects, water or even magical ley lines. In the final weeks of the term will will learn to combine the use of the pendulum with other scrying mediums, such as the tarot and spirit boards. When these items are used together one can divine more complex answers.

To demonstrate your knowledge and proficiency of pendulums your homework will require you to create a simple and useful project. Perhaps a basic notebook to keep track or your thoughts or a decorated vessel to organize your quills. Alternatively you may choose to craft a component to use in a larger project. Maybe you will make your own mozzarella to use in your grandmothers lasagna recipe, or spin your own yarn for a new hat.

---Flying:  Since the summer season has many of us thinking of longer trips, let us consider the greatest of natures long-distance flyers: the Albatross.  Albatross have one of the largest wingspans of any birds, reaching 12ft in some species, and are extremely efficient flyers who use a gliding pattern that can allow them to travel up to 1000 km without actually flapping.  The birds have a fairly colorful history in sailors' superstitions having one follow your ship was good luck and some considered the birds the to be souls of lost sailors.  The metaphor of an albatross as a burden originally comes from Samuel Coleridges 1798 poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner but didnt really enter popular discourse until the 20th century.  For your assignment this semester, please remember the albatross and craft something while traveling a long distance, something that brings luck, or finish up a large project that has been weighing you down.

---Herbology:  Wormwood, otherwise known as Artemisa absinthium, is a very bitter herb, used in potion-making since ancient times.  An Infusion of Wormwood is used in the concoction of the Draught of Living Death, Elixir to Induce Euphoria, and the Shrinking Solution.  Muggles also use wormwood leaves for many things, including as an additive to Absinthe, an herbal spirit popular in Europe during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, predominantly among the bohemian set of artists and writers.  Due to its naturally green color, Absinthe was called "la fe verte", or the green fairy.  For your homework please craft something including fresh green herbs like a feta & fresh herb bread, something boho in design, or something inspired by the world of fairies and other wee folk.

---History of Magic (HoM):  This semester we will be studying one of the Hogwarts founders Rowena Ravenclaw. Legend says the she dreamed of a warty hog, leading her to a cliff by a lake. This contributed to the name and location of our school Hogwarts. She may have also been responsible for the ever-changing floor plan, most noticeable in our moving stairs. For your assignment, you are to create a project that changes during while being created, or transforms as part of it's use. This could be a recipe that goes from liquid to solid while being baked or frozen. It could also be a scrapbook page with hidden flaps, or a scarf with a different color on each side. What ever you come up with, make it an example of your creativity and intelligence no matter what house you are in!

---Muggle Studies:  Did you know that Muggles use blue birds to send messages, much like we use owls? They use small blue birds and call the system 'Tweeter', mostly to send snarky notes to one another. Pay homage to the similarities between our communities by crafting something inspired by birds, something snarky, or something to communicate a message to a friend or loved one.

---Potions:  The sun is out, and unfortunately it seems to cause some problems, particularly with Muggles who often get something called "heat strokes" or "sunburns".  So for this term we will be studying how to make the Burn Healing Paste.  For homework please craft something craft something with a medium the consistency of paste (like paint or batter for a baked treat), something to promote healing for the body or soul (such as a nutritious recipe, a prayer flag or bag for your yoga mat) or craft something that can prevent burning (such as a crocheted sunhat or a quilted pot holder).

Study of Ancient Runes (SoAR):  This semester we will be studying a more modern symbol, the Deathly Hallows. The symbol represents the tale of the Three Brothers.  A triangle for the Invisibility Cloak, a circle for the Resurrection Stone, and a vertical line for the Elder Wand. For your assignment, please include one or all of these individual shapes in your project.

---Transfiguration:  The Arrow-shooting spell is a conjuration spell that causes arrows to be fired from the casters wand. This term we will be practicing producing the arrows, as well as their accuracy.  To demonstrate your progress please make something involving arrows in some way or create a project that requires a great deal of accuracy to complete. This can include making a cross stitch pattern, following a knitting pattern, or cutting out a complicated design for a tee.
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~*Completed Classes & Challenges*~

Abbeeroad: Alchemy, Arith, Astronomy, DADA, Floo-Pizza, Flying, HoM, MS,
jenleahlynn: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, Divination, Flying, HEAD-Sept, Herbology, HoM, House Pride, House Unity, MS, Potions, Quid #11, Quid #12, SoAR, Transfiguration
Mistress Jennie: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Apparition, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, Det-June, Det-July, Det-August, Det-September, Divination, Floo-Pizza, Floo-Hut, Flying, Head-June, Head-July+SPEW, HEAD-Sept, Herbology, HoM, House Pride, House Unity, Iron Chef-Lemon, MS, Potions, Quid #1, Quid #2, Quid #3, Quid #4, Quid #5, Quid #6, Quid #7, Quid #8, Quid #9, Quid #10+SPEW, Quid #11, Quid #12, Quid #13, Quid #14, Quid #15, SoAR
Whistlefish: Alch, App, Arith, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, Divination, Floo-Park Guell, Head-Sept, Herbology, Potions, Quid #13, SoAR, Transfiguration

AnnoyingBigSister: CoMC,
gaudiknight: Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms+SPEW, DADA, Det-June, DET-July, Det-Sept, Divination, Floo-Guell, Flying+SPEW, Head-June, HEAD-August, Head-September, Herbology, HoM, House Pride, House Unity, Potions, Quid #1, Quid #2, Quid #4, Quid #5, Quid #6, Quid #7, Quid #8, Quid #13, Quid #15, SoAR,  
katiebread: Alchemy+SPEW, Apparition, Charms, CoMC, DADA, DET-Sept, Divination, Floo-Guell, MS, Quid #4, Quid #8, Quid #11, SoAR, HoM, Potions, Transfiguration
midkiffsjoy: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Divination, Floo-Taj Mahal, Floo-Hut, Flying, Head-June, Herbology, HoM, MS, Potions, Quid #1, Quid #2, Quid #3, Quid #4, Quid #5, Quid #6, Quid #7, Quid #8, SoAR, Transfiguration
Moonflame: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, DET-June, Det - Aug, Divination, Fly, HEAD-August, HEAD-Sept, HoM, Herbology, House Pride, MS, Potions, Quid #2, Quid #4, Quid #6, Quid #7, Quid #10, Quid #12, Quid #15, SoAR,
patty_o_furniture:  Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, Charms, CoMC, DaDA, Det-July, DET-August, Divination, Floo-pizza, Head-June, Head-July, HEAD-Sept, HoM, House Unity, Iron Chef-July, Iron Chef - Aug, MS, Potions, Quid #1, Quid #4, Quid #5, Quid #6, Quid #8, Quid #9, Quid #10, Quid #11, Quid #12, Quid #13, Quid #14, Quid #15, SoAR, Transfiguration,  

Audania1: Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, Flying, Floo-Guell, Herbology, HoM, House Unity, Iron Chef-Mango, MS,  Quidditch #8, SoAR,  
edelC:  Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, DET-June, DET-August, Divination, Head-August, Herbology, HoM, MS, Potions, Quid #9, Quid #10, Quid #11, SoAR, Transfiguration,  
ElliottAnne:  Alchemy, Apparition, CoMC, DADA, DET-June, DET-July, Divination, HoM, House Unity, MS, Potions, Quid #14, SoAR, Transfiguration,  
FiberAlchemist: Astronomy, DADA, Divination, Flying,  
jellybean89: Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC+SPEW, Charms+SPEW, DADA, DET-June, DET-July, Divination, Floo-Guell, Head-June, Head - Aug, House Unity+SPEW, MS+SPEW, Pot + SPEW, Quid #2, Quid #7, Quid #8, Quid #13, SoAR, SPEWx1, Trans
noodle-bug: Alchemy, Arith, Apparition, Charms, CoMC, DADA,  Det-Aug, Divination, Floo-pizza, Floo-Taj Mahal, Floo-Hut, Floo-Tokyo, Floo-Moomin Valley, Floo-Guell, Head-June, Head-July, Head-Aug, HoM, MS, Potions, Quid #1, Quid #2, Quid #3, Quid #4, Quid #5, Quid #6, Quid #7, Quid #8, Quid #9, Quid #10, Quid #11, Quid #12, Quid #13, Quid #14, SoAR, Trans
TheArtsyRaven: Astronomy, CoMC, Det-June, Divination, Herbology, SoAR,  

Ant Bee:  Alchemy, Charms, DET-June, Divination, Flying, Herbology, House Unity,
Cheyenneatheart: Floo-Taj Mahal,
ErinAquaheart: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Astronomy, DADA, DET-June, DET-Sept, Divination, Floo-Taj Mahal, Head-June, Head-July, Herbology, HoM, House Pride, Quid #1, Quid #2, Quid #3, Quid #4, Quid #5, Quid #6, Quid #7, Quid #8, Quid #9, Quid #10, Quid #11, Quid #12,
Inselaeffchen: CoMC, Det-June, Quid #6, Quid #8, Transfiguration,  

~House Points~
*Reminder: Class/Challenge 15 pts , OWL 100 pts, NEWT 150 pts , SPEW 10 pts extra*
*Cup Winner, average from points per house & number of members per house*

Gryffindor: 4 students, 1365 points
Hufflepuff: 6 students, 2215 points
Ravenclaw: 7 students, 1860 points
Slytherin: 4 students, 570 points
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NOTE: Once you propose, please go forth on your Advanced Studies projects.  Your Examiners will PM if they have any inquiries.

~Everything O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s~
---Ordinary Wizarding Levels, OWLs, and Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests, NEWTs, are advanced crafting projects.  OWLs and NEWTs are supposed to be more complex and challenging projects.
---OWLs and NEWTs are more time-consuming than HPC classes and challenges.  There is no hard and fast rule on how many hours a project should take, because speed and difficulty levels are too subjective.  What we are really looking for is a project that will be a personal challenge to you.
---OWLs should take 3-4 weeks to complete.
---NEWTs should take more than a month to complete. (Please see post below for more on NEWTs.)
---Projects that do not take the allotted time of crafting will not be counted as complete; keep that in mind when you post your completed OWLs and NEWTs.  If you finish your OWL or NEWT earlier than expected, then craft an additional item(s) that correspond with your subject.  Add notes on how you finished earlier than expected and details about your additional crafting in your Completed Project post.
---You must propose your OWL or NEWT before starting so that we may be your cheerleaders and help encourage you during this more challenging craft adventure.
---You may only do 1 OWL & 1 NEWT at one time.  (Dont want you to be stuck with a ton of OWL & NEWT WIPs!)
---You may propose an OWL or NEWT any time during the semester.
---OWLs and NEWTs can carry over to the next semester.
---If you decide to abandon an OWL or NEWT project, notify your OWL Examiners, and they will erase that log from their records.  Once you have submitted to have an OWL or NEWT erased, you can propose a new one.

1. Select which OWL you would like to complete.  You may only do one OWL at a time so select carefully.
2. Propose what you plan on doing for your OWL project.  You may do this by PM to your OWL Examiners or by posting in the HPC thread.  When making an OWL Proposal, please use the header below, and make sure you give details such as methods using, materials using, plan of action, timeline.  These details will help us cheer you on and inspire future OWLs.
3. Begin work on your OWL project.  Feel free to add progress pics in the HPC thread.
4. Once your project is complete, post a picture of your project in the HPC; make sure to use the OWL Header provided below.  Once you post a completed OWL, your OWL Examiner will notify the Headmistress, and you will earn your OWL Badge for that subject.

OWL Subject & Option(if available):
Project Name:
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques used, materials using, plan of action, expected timeline, etc.)

OWL Subject & Option (if available):
Project Name:
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques used, any fun tips, etc.)
Project Picture:
Feel free to also include your house and any storycrafting you've created for your project.

--Alchemy:  Option 1-Alchemists have, through their mystical quests, made significant contributions to our world.  These include metalworking, production of inks, dyes and cosmetics, ceramics and glass manufacture, preparation of extracts and liqueurs and the invention of gunpowder.  Honor the work of these alchemists by creating something from one or more of these contributions.  Option 2-The Four Elements of alchemy are Fire, Earth, Air and Water.  Craft a project that represents all four of these elements.
--Arithmancy: Bridget Wenlock was a famous thirteenth-century Arithmancer, and the first to establish the magical properties of the number seven.  Your OWL quest is to turn in something that involves the number seven.
--Astronomy: 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.
--Care of Magical Creatures:  Option 1-Even in the muggle world, we are surrounded by fascinating and breathtaking creatures.  Craft something inspired by an everyday animal you find magical.  Option 2-Dragons are terrifying yet awe-inspiring; craft something inspired by these magical creatures.
--Charms: Research the different charms and show your mastery of a particular charm by crafting something inspired by it.  For example, Alohomora is an opening charm; craft something that open or has an opening.  Another example, Confundus is a confusion charm; craft something you find a bit confusing.
--Defence Against the Dark Arts: Option 1-The patronus is an effective charm against dementors and to call for help when in need, though difficult to master. Craft something using or inspired by your patronus animal.  Option 2-Craft something inspired by one of the DADA professors.
--Divination: Option 1-Create at least 4 items you need for a successful reading.  Option 2-Create a dream item.  Option 3-Create something inspired by the zodiac.
--Herbology:  Research magical and mundane plants, and show your knowledge by creating something inspired by one or more plants that could be found in a wizards or witches garden.
--History of Magic: Option 1-Create 4 different items, one item for each house, these items should reflect your interpretation of the characteristics of each house.  Option 2-Craft 3 items which represent 3 characters with Harry Potter.   Option 3-Craft something using a vintage pattern, material, or technique.
--Muggle Studies: We all know the Tales of Beetle Bard, but did you know that muggles have a vast array of fantastical stories?  The most fascinating are known to muggles as fairy tales.  Study these tales and craft something inspired by them.
--Potions: Option 1- Show off your ability to work with many ingredients by showcasing at least 3 different colors/pattern/textures.  Colors can be monochromatic.  A variegated yarn or one fabric swatch with various colors within it count as one color.  Option 2-Research different potions and show your mastery by crafting something inspired by it.
--Study of Ancient Runes: Option 1-Use an intricate charted design; you may create your own design for this project.  Option 2-Create something that contains 7 or more letters/symbols.  Option 3-Create a set of runes; these can be presented in one or more pieces.
--Transfiguration: Option 1-Practice your vanishing and conjuring spells by taking a large amount of supply and crafting one piece.  Option 2-Craft something with a dual purpose.  Option 3-Craft your Animagus.


butterflyangel: Potions, Option 1 July 23, 2014
dwfan10: Arithmancy, Apr. 30, 2013
IsikkahJai: Herbology, Sept. 6, 2012
jenleahlynn: Arithmancy, December 15, 2017
Melissaurus: Divination, Jan. 28, 2013
Mistress Jennie: Charms, August 22, 2018
pinkleo: Muggle Studies, Dec. 23, 2013
rockmygypsysoul: Transfiguration, Dec. 5, 2013
sakuracat23: Transfiguration, Jan. 22, 2013
spikefan: Transfiguration, Sept. 4, 2012
The Mad Quilter: Transfiguration, Sept. 3, 2013
ttsaria: Study of Ancient Runes (PM Proposal), Sept.15, 2012
whenindoubtsew: Care of Magical Creatures, Sept. 23, 2012
whistlefish; Astronomy option 3, July 29th 2016

Acadian Driftwood: Transfiguration, Option 1, September 05, 2014
BringMeKnitting8: Astronomy, Option 2, June 11, 2014
blupaisan: Arithmancy, Jan. 27 2014
CraftLadyMJ: Potions, Option1 (PM Proposal), Mar. 25 2013
fatewineroses; SoAR, June 29th 2016
gaudiknight: HoM Option 1. 18th March 2017 - ON HOLD
gaudiknight: Study of Ancient Runes Option 1, June 20, 2018
jillybeans: Transfiguration, Mar. 27, 2013
J_Kieviet: Alchemy #1, June 3, 2017
katiebread: Potions - Polyjuice Potion, July 16, 2018
Kit the Brave: Arithmancy, Dec. 1, 2012
midkiffsjoy: Divination, June 4, 2013
Moonflame: Muggle Studies, Feb 10, 2018
plaidpineapple: Alchemy Option 1, October 7, 2017
seeuudee: Charms, June 20, 2014

AugustBell: Transfiguration, Jan.16, 2013
BadWolf314: Potions, Option 1, March 02, 2014
bluejanuary: CoMC Option 1, Feb 22nd 2016
consultingcorsair: History of Magic, Jan. 9, 2013
elliot_anne: Study of Ancient Runes Option 1, Sept 3, 2018
Flip-floP: Charms, Apr. 10, 2013
jillybean89: Charms, March 03, 2017
krashromance: Potions, Mar. 19, 2013
kstaron: Charms, Sept. 6, 2012
Listessa: Potions, June 17, 2013
Magpirate: Astronomy, Option 3, June 14, 2014
Natasjadreams: Study of Ancient Runes, 2012
nerdplusneedle (Noxika): Charms, October 03, 2016
PenguinSoup: Care of Magical Creatures, Jan. 18, 2013
primrosepetunia: Transfiguration, Option 1, February 21, 2017
SenatorOrgana: Tranfiguration, Oct. 20, 2013
ShardaeDobby: Muggle Studies, Sept. 11, 2012
SiakelA: Alchemy, Jan. 5, 2013
Swimswamswum: Transfiguration (PM Proposal), Sept. 2, 2013
the_essence: Charms, Dec. 9, 2012
TheArtsyRaven: Muggle Studies, June 6, 2018
tiamatfire: SoAR, March 16, 2018
tiamatfire: Herbology, April 08, 2015 (ON HOLD)
Treemoon: Charms, December 19th 2015
vincentvanbuck: Alchemy, Dec. 3, 2013 (ON HOLD)
vincentvanbuck: Arithmancy, December 24, 2014

Ashes7727, Charms, March 5, 2018
audio: Arithmancy, June 11th 2016
bookie0013: Charms, Sept. 1, 2013
calliemae: Care of Magical Creatures, Option 1, August 24, 2014
cheyenneatheart: Transfiguration Option 1, May 4, 2018
coulsenl: Potions, Dec. 2, 2013
DragonChilde: Transfiguration, Option 1 April 01, 2014
FreakieGeekie: History of Magic, Apr. 26, 2013
Inselaeffchen: Charms, July 02, 2014
Ladychris2010: Potions, option1 Jan 01 2016
lightninglisa: Astronomy, Sept. 3, 2012
Naantje: History of Magic, June 4, 2013
Samash90: Alchemy option 1, Jult 1st 2015
SKooKum: Potions, Apr. 2, 2013
TechnicolorAquahearts: Arithmancy, August 14, 2017
travelgirl: Arithmancy, July 23, 2013

Completed Owls
Mistress Jennie: CoCM option 1, July 5, 2018
patty_o_furniture: Care of Magical Creatures 1, July 25, 2018

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IMPORTANT: To be eligible to take your NEWT, you must have completed one OWL.  If you have not completed an OWL, you cannot propose a NEWT.
1. Select which subject you would like to complete for your NEWT.  You may only do one NEWT at a time so select carefully.
2. Propose what you plan on doing for your NEWT project.  You may do this by posting in the HPC thread or if you'd like to keep the project a secret for a swap you can propose it by sending a PM to Mistress Jennie & noodle-bug.  When making an NEWT Proposal, please use the header below, and make sure you give details such as methods using, materials using, plan of action, timeline.  These details will help us cheer you on and inspire future NEWTs.
3. Begin work on your NEWT project.  Feel free to add progress pics in the HPC thread.
4. Once your project is complete, post a picture of your project in the HPC; make sure to use the NEWT Header provided below.  Once you post a completed NEWT, your NEWT Examiner will notify the Headmistress, and you will earn your NEWT Badge for that subject.

Project Name:
Brief Description: (explain how your project relates to your subject, pattern/techniques used, materials using, plan of action, expected timeline, etc.)

NEWT Subject:
Project Name:
Project Page Link (if available):
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques used, any fun tips, etc.)
Project Picture:
Feel free to also include your house and any storycrafting you've created for your project.

So, whats a NEWT?! A NEWT is impressive! A NEWT is just enough crazy that youre not totally sure you can make it to end, but not so crazy that youll land in the padded wagon on your way to the finish line.  A NEWT is much like a thesis.  You are to choose the course of study you wish to take in a particular subject.  Research your desired subject, find a facet of that subject that you wish focus your advanced studies.  Form a plan of action, and make your proposal.  Remember your NEWT should be detailed and should be a craft endeavor that take you 1 month or more to finish.  This is Advanced Studies so make sure to stretch yourself and your crafty magic.  You may take NEWTs in the following subjects:
--Alchemy: Students are expected to show extensive knowledge of basic elements, as well as the transmutation of substances.
--Arithmancy: Students display their mastery of all things magical and mathematical.
--Astronomy: Students should demonstrate knowledge of the celestial heavens.
--Care of Magical Creatures: Students should demonstrate extensive knowledge of magical creatures and their proper care and handling.
--Charms: Students are expected to have total mastery over charms.
--Defence Against the Dark Arts: Students must demonstrate the ability to defend themselves in magical combat.
--Divination: Students should have a sound knowledge of a variety of techniques of foretelling the future.
--Herbology: Students should have a vast knowledge of magical plants and be able to easily manipulate complex organic creations.
--History of Magic: Students must produce evidence that they did not sleep through all of Prof. Binns lectures.
--Muggle Studies: Students should demonstrate their knowledge of all things muggle and have the ability to blend into muggle society with ease
--Potions: Students should exhibit full knowledge of all potions and a mastery at mixing complex potions.
--Study of Ancient Runes: Students are expected to decipher obscure markings with ease.
--Transfiguration: Students will demonstrate the ability to transfigure and vanish.


jenleahlynn: Arithmancy, March 6, 2015 (ON HOLD)
Jenleahlynn: DADA, October 27, 2015
MamanTattoo: Astronomy April 07, 2014
Melissaurus: DADA, Feb. 9, 2013
Mistress Jennie: Potions, Nov 12th 2016 (ON HOLD)
Mistress Jennie: Astronomy, Feb 10, 2018
pinkleo: HoM, Dec. 23, 2013
rockmygypsysoul: Muggle Studies, September 11, 2017
whistlefish: Charms, 25th Sept 2015

Acadian Driftwood: CoMC, March 7, 2014
CraftyLadyMJ: Transfiguration, July 10, 2013 (PM Proposal)
gaudiknight: COMC april 8th 2016
J_Kieviet: CoMC, June 3, 2017
patty_o_furniture: Charms, September 12, 2018
plaidpineapple: Arithmancy, April 1, 2018

Audania1: Transfiguration, May 21, 2018
BadWolf314: Alchemy, March 02, 2014
edelC: SoAR, February 02, 2017
Elliot-Anne; Arithmancy, June 9th 2015
FiberAlchemist: Transfiguration June 10th 2016
indigo_roses: Ancient Runes, Mar. 4, 2013
jellybean89: Transfiguration, May 15, 2018
magpirate; COMC, June 7th 2015
netchez: CoMC, Sept. 1, 2013
PenguinSoup: Ancient Runes, Jan. 17, 2013
pottermouth: Arithmancy,  June 30, 2014
tiamatfire: Alchemy, September 13, 2017 (ON HOLD)
tiamatfire: Charms, April 30, 2018

DragonChilde: Divination, Oct. 12, 2013
margaron: Potions, August 17, 2014
TechnicolorAquahearts: Charms, August 14, 2017
ErinAquaheart: SoAR, June 10, 2018

~*Completed NEWTs*~
patty_o_furniture: History of Magic, July 25, 2018

~*NEWT Certificates*~
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2018 Quidditch Cup
June 11th-September 17th, 2018

This summer will be filled with the excitement of the Quidditch World Cup tournament!  The tournament will be comprised of 4 rounds of play, starting with 16 of the world's top Quidditch teams.  In Round 1 those 16 teams will go head to head in 8 matches over 5 weeks, to determine who moves onto the Quarterfinals (Round 2).  The Quarterfinals will consist of the top 8 teams from Round 1, each represented by brand new prompts, over the next 4 weeks.  The Semifinals will consist of the best 4 teams, again represented by new crafting prompts, and given 3 weeks, to determine which two teams will make it into the Finals.  The World Cup Finals will feature the top two teams of the Quidditch season, each featuring shiny new crafting prompts, and two weeks of play to determine the winner!

Time Table
Round 1
June 11 - July 15 (5 weeks of crafting)

July 16 - August 12 (4 weeks of crafting)

August 13 - Sept 2 (3 weeks of crafting)

September 3 - September 17 (2 weeks of crafting)

--Keep in mind that the Quidditch Cup Deadlines will be strictly enforced. All enchantments and protections spells will end precisely on September 17th, 2018 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.
--All 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 indicated in the prompt.
--You may complete one challenge from each Match.
--When submitting a project please write 'Quidditch', the Match #, and the team name of the challenge you are completing.  Ex. Challenge: Quidditch - Match #8 Pride of Portree  This will help keep submissions clear when we are tallying points.  If your submission is unclear, you risk it not being counted!

--Match Shots = 15 points
--SPEW projects earn a 10 point Bonus, 15 + 10 = 25 points!

*Final Matches*
September 4-16
Match #15. Pride of Portree vs. Tutshill Tornados
Pride of Portree - The Pride's Captain,  Catriona McCormack, leads a team who's players include her own daughter.  For this challenge please craft something to share with your family, or support the world wide family of wizards by crafting a SPEW project!
Tutshill Tornados - Over the years the Tornados have been accused (by no less a source than the Quibbler) of winning by using a combination of blackmail, illegal broom-tampering and torture! For this challenge please cheat a little in your crafting by using either a short cut or labour-saving trick, or by using store based elements to boost your crafting, such as decorating a store-brought cake.

*Semifinal Matches*
August 13 - September 2
For this challenge you may choose 1 team from each individual match, meaning that you can complete up to 4 projects.  You have 3 weeks.  Go!

#13. Tutshill Tornados vs. Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers
Tutshill Tornados - Tutshill is the childhood home of famous biographer J. K. Rowling. Pleas craft something inspired by your childhood home!
Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers - Tarapoto is the only non-British team to have made it though to the semi-finals, well done them! In honor of their accomplishment, please craft something foreign to you by using a new-to-you skill or technique.

#14. Puddlemere United vs. Pride of Portree
Puddlemere United - Puddlemere is unplottable (though many suspect it lays on the river Piddle) - please craft something which has made you lose the plot.  That is, something you have found difficult to make!
Pride of Portree - Portree is on the Hebridian island of Skye, off the coast of Scotland, which is famous for it's beautiful wildlife. Please craft something wild, free and unconstrained by a pattern to follow!

*Quarterfinal Matches*
July 16 - August 12
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For this challenge you may choose 1 team from each individual match, meaning that you can complete up to 4 projects.  You have 4 weeks.  Go!

#9. Chuddley Cannons vs. Tutshill Tornados
Chuddley Cannons - Please craft something with a polka dot motif, like a cannonball!
Tutshill Tornados - Please craft something with a swirly motif, like a tornado!

#10. Wollongong Warriors vs. Puddlemere United
Wollongong Warriors Please channel your warrior spirit by crafting something strong; either with a strong material (wood, stone, metal) or strong (bold) pattern.
Puddlemere United Make like a puddle and get wet! Please craft something that uses water in the making process or depicts water in the finished piece.

#11. Tarapoto Tree-skimmers vs. Montrose Magpies
Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers Please craft something that uses a leaf, vine, or tree motif.
Montrose Magpies - Please craft something that uses a bird, wing, or feather motif.

#12. Wimbourne Wasps vs. Pride of Portree
Wimbourne Wasps Wasps are pretty unpopular! Learn to love something you currently don't by crafting in a form that's new to you.
Pride of Portree Show us your pride! Please craft in your personal best form or medium.

*Round 1 Matches*
June 11 - July 15
Show off your team spirit by crafting in your favorite team's color(s)!  For this challenge you may choose 1 team from each individual match, meaning that you can complete up to 8 projects.  You have 5 weeks.  Go!

#1. Chuddley Cannons vs. Caerphilly Catapults
Chuddley Cannons - Please craft something bright orange.
Caerphilly Catapults - Please craft something bright green.

#2. Wigtown Wanderers vs. Wollongong Warriors
Wigtown Wanderers - Please craft something blood red (dark red or burgundy).
Wollongong Warriors- Please craft something bright red.

#3. Hollyhead Harpies vs. Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers
Holyhead harpies - Please craft something dark green (hunter or forrest green).
Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers - Please craft something light green.

#4. Wimbourne Wasps vs. Falmouth Falcons
Wimbourne Wasps - Please craft something yellow.
Falmouth Falcons - Please craft something grey.

#5. Puddlemere United vs. Appleby Arrows
Puddlemere United - Please craft something dark blue (navy blue).
Appleby Arrows - Please craft something pale blue (powder or pastel blue).

#6. Ballycastle Bats vs. Montrose Magpies
Ballycastle Bats - Please craft something black and red.
Montrose Magpies - Please craft something black and white.

#7. Tutshill Tornados vs. Quiberon Quafflepunchers
Tutshill Tornados - Please craft something sky blue (auzure-medium blue).
Quiberon Quafflepunchers - Please craft something shocking pink (hot pink).

#8. Kenmare Kestrels vs. Pride of Portree
Kenmare Kestrels - Please craft something emerald green.
Pride of Portree - Please craft something amethyst purple.

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*Quarterfinals Badges*

*Semifinal Badges*
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~*Headmistress Tower & Badge Station*~
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~*Headmistress Challenges*~
This semester I will be offering extra Challenges.  Each Headmistress Challenge will last approximately 1 month, and will earn 15 House Points just like Classes.  So what's up next?

Chocolate Frog Card Challenge
September 1-30

"Oh, of course, you wouldn't know Chocolate Frogs have cards inside of them, you know, to collect famous witches and wizards. I've got about five hundred, but I haven't got Agrippa or Ptolemy." -Ron Weasley

Chocolate Frogs are a popular sweet within the Wizarding World.  They are made of the finest chocolate, and 70% Croaka, to give them that realistic hop.  But most importantly, Chocolate Frogs come with Chocolate Frog CARDS!  Collectible cards with a famous witch or wizard on it.  Hogwarts students enjoy trading these cards with their friends, thereby giving the sweet a double factor of fun.  For this challenge you have a few options.  You may craft something that goes along with something else, such as a pair of mittens to match a hat you previously made; something that is fun to share with a friend, like a delicious meal or a board game to play together; or something that pairs well with chocolate, like a batch of vanilla ice cream to go with your dark chocolate cauldron cakes! 

Sorting Hat Challenge
August 1-31
While still alive they did divide
Their favourites from the throng,
Yet how to pick the worthy ones
When they were dead and gone?
'Twas Gryffindor who found the way,
He whipped me off his head
The founders put some brains in me
So I could choose instead!
Now slip me snug about your ears,
I've never yet been wrong,
I'll have a look inside your mind
And tell where you belong!

The Sorting Hat is an indispensable part of Hogwart's tradition.  Ever since Godric Gryffindor removed the hat from his own head, and enchanted it to sort students into Houses based on the Founder's favorite qualities, it has resided in the Headmaster's (or Headmistresses!) Office, where it works on a new song for each year's Sorting.  For this challenge, please channel your inner Sorting Hat, by sorting or organizing something around your home, OR craft something inspired by a song!

Hermione's Handbag Challenge
July 1-31

'When you say you've got the Cloak, and clothes...' said Harry, frowning at Hermione, who was carrying nothing except her small beaded handbag, in which she was now rummaging. 'Yes, they're here,' said Hermione, and to Harry and Ron's utter astonishment, she pulled out a pair of jeans, a sweatshirt, some maroon socks, and finally the silvery Invisibility Cloak... She gave the fragile-looking bag a little shake and it echoed like a cargo hold as a number of heavy objects rolled around inside it."

When faced with the prospect of hunting for Lord Voldemorts Horcruxes, Hermione knew that she, Harry & Ron would need to be well prepared for living on the run, as well as ready to leave at a moments notice.  She therefore took her own beaded handbag and added an Undetectable Extension Charm to it, before packing supplies such as clothes, camping gear, reference books, a healing bottle of dittany, Harrys Invisibility Cloak, and even some Muggle money.  That girl really is the brightest witch of her age!  For this challenge please craft something infinite.  This could be literal, such as an infinity scarf, or it could be something that could be used indefinitely rather than used and thrown away, such as paperless towels, cloth napkins, or cotton dishcloths.  Alternately you may craft something that contains hidden depths, such as a skirt with hidden pockets.

Knight Bus Challenge

The Knight Bus is a purple triple-decker bus that, like a knight in shining armor, comes to the rescue of stranded witches and wizards. It operates at a very fast speed, often taking magical shortcuts to various points within the UK in the blink of an eye, and obstacles will jump out of its way to avoid being hit.  While it is a great way for a stranded member of the magical community to get where they need to go, passengers exiting the Knight Bus are often glad to be off, since its high rate of speed gives many motion sickness.  For this challenge you have a few options:
~Craft a set of three of something; 3 hooplas, 3 dishcloths, 3 beaded bracelets, etc.
~Craft something to help someone in need.  This can be a SPEW item you donate to charity, or something for a friend going through a rough time.
~Craft something that utilizes a 'magical' shortcut of some sort.  Such as adding a crocheted border to a purchased hand towel to create a quick handmade gift.
~Craft something that you are truly glad to be done with!

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To claim your badge, just left click the image; it will open another window with a larger image, which you can right click and save to your computer or you can Pin it with Pinterest Button in your browser. 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.

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~*Detention in the Dungeons*~

This semester there will be three Detention Challenges, one for each month.  You are welcome to do any, all, or none of these challenges.  (Remember, they are just here to help get your crafty juices flowing!)  All Detention projects are worth 15 House Points and may be turned in anytime during the semester, regardless of what the newest Challenge is, up until the semester ends on September 30th.  (For example, you may turn in June, July, or August's challenges in September.)

June Challenge:  Professor Snape has caught you using some of Hermione's lacewing flies because you forgot to restock your potions kit last time you were in Hogsmeade.  He notes that he saw you leaving Zonko's with your friends during the last Hogsmead trip, but that you obviously didn't stop by Dogweed & Deathcap the same day, even though he reminded all of you to do so at the end of last term.  You now have to start over, and make the potion again, using just what is in your kit, which will obviously not result in a correct potion.  For this challenge, please craft something solely from your stash.

July Challenge: You just can't keep your mouth shut in front of Umbridge!  After talking back in your last lesson, she has put you in Detention again for the whole week.  You will continue doing lines until 'it has sunk in a bit more'.  For this challenge please put in 2 hours on an OWL or NEWT assignment & be prepared to show before & after progress shots.  Please note: no before & after pics = no points!

August Challenge:   You'd think McGonnagall would be a bit easier on her own House, but no!  She caught you & Ron enchanting parchment airplanes to fly about the library, when you accidentally broke the window.  She has assigned you to mend or repair a number of broken items around the castle, without magic!  For this challenge please repair something broken or alter something to work better for you.  This could include mending a hole in a favorite old blanket, hemming a new skirt, turning a broken thermos into a lamp, etc)

September Challenge: Professor Lockheart saw Colin Creevey following you around with his camera, and assumed you were doing photo ops.  After a somewhat affable lecture to you about the dangers of courting celebrity too young, he has assigned you a detention, helping him answer his fan mail for 6 whole hours!  Will the tedium never end?  For this challenge, please complete a Work In Progress.

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Week of September 17 - 23

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September 10 - 16 -- elliot_anne's Ravenclaw Crest Cross Stitch
September 3 - 9 -- katiebread's Milk and Honey Blanket
August 27 - September 2 -- Whistle Fish's Which Way? HP Digital Drawing
August 20 - 26 -- Mistress Jennie's Mountain Stream Shawl
August 13 - 19 -- jellybean89's Crochet Fish Hats
August 6 - 12 -- Abbeeroad's Blue Embroidered Mug Rug
July 29 - August 5 -- noodle-bug's Baby Cardi
July 23 - 29 -- edelC's Tardis Art
July 16 - 22 -- patty_o_furniture's Master Redo
July 9 - 15 -- katiebread's Soft Stripes Shawl
July 2 - 8 -- TheArtsyRaven's Fairy in a bottle
June 25 - July 1 -- ErinAquaheart's Tiny skull earrings
June 18 - 24 -- Moonflame's Little Library
June 11 - 17 -- Mistress Jennie's Jenny's Rainbow Shawl
June 4 - 10 -- jellybean89's Llama & Poncho
May 28 - June 3 -- edelC's Air Clay Doll
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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?

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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...
The Thule region of Greenland has the northernmost year-round populated communities on earth. The Thule culture is centered on traditional hunting skills with spears and kayaks.
For this challenge, you must go out and hunt for your supplies before you can craft - this may mean hunting for autumn leaves in a wood, hunting for just the right fabric in a haberdashery, for example.

Previous Floo challenge badges this semester:
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