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« on: September 16, 2018 11:52:48 AM »

~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2018/19*~

~*Begins October 1st, 2018*~
~*Ends January 31st, 2019*~


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
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.

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

Gryffindor Head of House WhistleFish
Hufflepuff Head of House Gaudiknight
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  Moonflame
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, Midsummer 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: Ravenclaw
Midsummer 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 will be concentrating on the second principle - spirit, represented by Mercury.  Please craft something that represents your spirit, which can be defined as "the non-physical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character; the soul". You could craft something based on a spirit animal or related to your Patronus. Alternatively, you may craft something relating to the element Mercury; something silver in color like using a silver pen to highlight a piece of typography.

---Apparition: Apparating is nearly always done as a non-verbal spell. For this term, please craft something quiet! This could mean you literally sitting quietly engaging in some meditative craft, or it could mean choosing a 'quiet' color and pattern.

---Arithmancy: This term we look at the meaning of the number 7. Seven is the the number of study, knowledge and mystery. Please craft yourself a question, and then craft yourself an answer. The question should be something you want to know about crafting - 'what is it like to work in this medium?' , 'can I knit in the dark?' or 'will this idea for a construction technique work?'  The answer should be in the form of a project which answers that question - for example a drawing done using the medium you wondered about, a hat knitted at the cinema, or a piece of made using your construction technique. If your experiment was unsuccessful you may still submit it!

---Astronomy: After studying the astrolabe last term, were now looking at the Sextant, another important tool used in Astronomy. They are devices depicting a sixth of a circle, used primarily for measuring the positions of stars (although Muggles have long since replaced it with transit telescopes, astrometry techniques, and satellites such as Hipparcos).  
There are mural sextants and framed sextants.  For your assignment, I would like you to study the sextant of your choice. Please craft something that is 1/6th of a circle, something relating to the number 6 (six techniques, six colors, six pieces etc.) or align two objects in any way (or craft 2 of the same item).  

---Care of Magical Creatures (CoMC): This term we will be studying the Mooncalf. The Mooncalf is a shy creature that only comes out of its burrow during a full moon. It has a smooth grey body with large bulging eyes on top of its head. The Mooncalf  has four spindly legs that end in rather large flat feet. They dance on their hind legs, leaving behind intricate patterns in the open fields in which they dance (much to the bafflement of Muggles who call these patterns crop circles).  This term we will be observing the Mooncalves as they dance. To show what youve learned craft something with an intricate pattern (you could elaborately decorate cookies or cross stitch a new pillowcase), something containing multiple circles, or alternatively, make something to keep you comfortable while you watch the fascinating dance of the Mooncalf; this could include a scarf to keep you warm or snacks to keep you alert during the night.

---Charms: Wasnt that a great Quidditch World Cup over summer?!? In view of that great tournament, I have decided we will look into Quidditch Equipment over the next few terms.   As you know the balls used in Quidditch all have charms placed upon them.  Let's start with the Snitch: A wee little thing, but oh so important as it is worth 100 points and capturing it ends the game.  Snitches are imbued with 'flesh memory', so that it can be determined who the first person to touch one was, in the case of a disputed capture during a game.  The Snitch that Harry Potter caught during his first ever match was inscribed with the phrase I open at the close by Albus Dumbledore.  As Harry was the first person to touch it with bare hands, Dumbledore's charm ensured it would open only for him.   For your assessment please read up on the Snitch and craft something that opens and closes, something that is specific to you personally, or something that involves flesh (muscle) memory, i.e. a craft you can do easily and quickly without paying much attention (your go-to craft). 

---DADA:  It is common in the Yule Term to study the protective elements of defense, particularly regarding defending against things which may pray on our physical bodies due to the cold. However, it is also important to protect our minds, which can more readily be attacked during long dark nights. This Yule term please craft an item to protect your mental wellbeing. This might be making a journal to record positive events or thoughts to help you see the good in your life, a sign with a motivational phase to keep you going, or a cake to share with friends during a social cheer-up chat. 

---Divination: We will be beginning our work with the Tarot this term. Our focus will be on the Minor Arcana, more specifically the suit of coins or pentacles. The suit of coins is most commonly associated with the element of Earth (and its corresponding astrological signs - Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) and the season of winter, which represent stability, practicality, and determination, as well as giving and receiving. It creates the foundation from which the planet can grow and develop, and it supports and nurtures the plants and trees.

The Suit of Coins cards deal with the physical and mirror the outer situations of your health, finances, work, and creativity. When the suit shows up in your spread it is usually an indicator that something in you material world needs your focus. This can include areas of work, business, trade, property, money and other material possessions.  To demonstrate your knowledge and mastery of the Suit of Coins please complete the following assignment. Create something flat and round, the literal representation of a coin. Alternately you may create something pertaining the the earth or the season of winter; or you may choose to make a gift for someone. 

---Flying:  While personal skill has a lot to do with how well a witch or wizard can stay up in the sky, when we get down to basics Flying is made possible through a combination of the broom-maker's craftsmanship and their proficiency at Charms to ensure their work will lift off.  For your assignment, make a project where two very different crafts or materials are combined to make a harmonious whole.

---Herbology: This term, we will be focusing on Asphodelus ramosus, or asphodel. Asphodel is a plant native to Europe, and is related to the lily family. Its root, in powdered form, is a potion-making ingredient, and is required to make both the Draught of Living Death and the Wiggenwald Potion. (Interestingly, the first can be countered by the second.) For your homework, you have several options: A) create something inspired by a lily (or a Lily), whether in colour, form, name or some other attribute (for instance, you can extrapolate "something peaceful" from the idea of a Peace Lily, and make a both bomb. Or, inspired by the fact that Lily is Harry's mother, you might make something lovely for your own mother.), B) create two things that go together (hat and scarf? earrings?) or one thing that goes with something you already have, or C)create something that you will be using as an ingredient in another craft (polymer clay sprinkles for a decoden project, tea-dyed papers for a book you are binding, etc.) 

---History of Magic (HoM): Godric Gryffindor is one of the four founders of Hogwarts. His sword has been know to appear to a worthy Gryffindor in times of need.  It was crafted by Goblins in silver, and is set with rubies.  He valued bravery, and chivalry in his students. For your project, you may show this characteristics by attempting a new or challenging project. You may also take inspiration from the sword of Gryffindor, or the materials it is made of silver and ruby. 

---Muggle Studies: Muggle don't use candles to light their homes, but instead have small glowing glass baubles which they hang from the ceiling. My research leads me to believe that they glow because they contain some sort of luminescent beetle, but this is not a confirmed fact. To help me with further study, please craft something which hangs down in some way, from a ceiling, a shoulder, or a tree, for example.  This could mean making a mobile to hang over a crib, a pair of earrings to hang from a friend's ears, or a set of wind chimes to hang from a nearby tree. 

---Potions: Professor Inselaeffchen shuffles into the Potions room, eyes red rimmed, coughing and spluttering and her nose alternating between blocked to runny within a minute. When she speaks, her voice is totally changed due to the swelling of her glands in nose and throat.  Good morning students! I tell you, being temporarily posted to a Muggle High School is really doing my head in with all those viruses they come up with! And with my little ones at primary school, I seem to be a free-for-all collection box for human maladies!

For this term I would like you to familiarise yourself with the Pepperup Potion. A very handy tool for Wizards stuck in the Muggle world! The assessment will be based on crafts that keep someone or something warm (to keep the cold away), something to comfort someone suffering from the common cold, or something in warm tones or a steamy grey. 

---Study of Ancient Runes (SoAR): "I mistranslated ehwaz...it means partnership, not defence; I mixed it up with eihwaz." -Hermione Granger after her Ancient Runes O.W.L.

This semester we will be studying ehwaz, the rune literally means horse, and symbolizes the partnership between horse and rider. For your assignment, you are to create a project with 2 things that work together. This could be 2 materials, 2 harmonious colors, or 2 separate items that coordinate, such as a pendant and earrings. 

---Transfiguration: Focusing on the spell Vera Verto please turn your attention to your animal. You have been given a rodent, bird, or cat. This term we will be using Vera Verto to transform your animal into a water goblet. Improperly done spellwork will result in a water goblet that has traces of your animal, such as hair, feathers, or even a tail. Show how well you can perform Vera Verto by creating something that holds or uses water (etch a glass or decorate a vase for the holidays), or that is crystal clear.  Alternatively, show us your improperly done spell by crafting using fur or feathers in some way. 
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~*Completed Classes & Challenges*~

Abbeeroad: 12 Trees-Baubles, 12 Trees-Garland, 12 Trees-Icicles, Apparition, Astronomy, CoMC, Divination, HEAD-Oct, MS, Potions, SoAR, Transfiguration,
jenleahlynn: Alchemy, Apparition, Astronomy, Arithmancy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, Divination, DET-Oct, HEAD-Jan-Broomstick, Flying, Herbology, Iron Chef-January, MS, SoAR, Transfiguration
Mistress Jennie: 12 Trees-Angel, 12 Trees-Baubles, 12 Trees-Bells, 12 Trees-Candles, 12 Trees-Garland, 12 Trees-Icicles, 12 Trees-Lights, 12 Trees-Ribbon, 12 Trees-Star, 12 Trees-Skirt, 12 Trees-Snow, 12 Trees-Tinsel, Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, DET-October, DET-December, DET-January, Divination, Floo-Badger Sett, Flying, HEAD-Oct, HEAD-Nov, HEAD-Jan-Broomstick, HEAD-Jan-Keys, HEAD-Jan-Staircases, Herbology, HoM, House Pride, House Unity, Iron Chef-Bourbon, Iron Chef-Almond, MS, Potions, SoAR, Transfiguration
Whistlefish: Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, DET-January, Divination, Flying, Herbology, HoM, MS, Potions, SoAR

fishstix43: Apparition, Herbology, HoM
gaudiknight: 12 Trees-Bells, 12 Trees-Star, 12 trees-Angel, 12 Trees-Ribbon, 12 Trees-Icicles, 12 Trees-Tinsel, 12 Trees-Baubles, 12 Trees-Fake Snow, 12 Trees-Candles, Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, DET-October, DET-December, DET-January, Divination, Floo-Badger Sett+SPEW, Flying+SPEW, HEAD-Oct, HEAD-Jan-Key, Herbology, HoM, House Pride, House Unity, MS, Potions,    
katiebread:  Astronomy+SPEW, CoMC, Charms, DET-Dec, Divination, Floo-Badger+SPEW, House Unity+SPEW, MS, Potions,
Moonflame:  12 Trees-Lights, Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, CoMC, Charms+SPEW, DADA, DET-Oct, DET-Dec, DET-Jan, Divination, Flying, HEAD-Jan-Broomstick, HEAD-Jan-Key+SPEW, Floo-Badger+SPEW, Herbology, HoM, MS, Potions, SoAR+SPEW, Transfiguration,  
patty_o_furniture: 12 Trees-Baubles, 12 Trees-Candles, 12 Trees-Icicles, 12 Trees-Lights, 12 Trees-Ribbon, 12 Trees-Snow, 12 Trees-Star,  Apparition+SPEW, Arithmancy+SPEW, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, DET-October, DET-Nov, Divination, Head-Oct+SPEW, HEAD-Jan-Broomstick, HoM, MS+SPEW, Potions, SoAR, Transfiguration+SPEW,
PheonixWolf: Arithmancy, Divination, House Unity, MS
PlaidPineapple: 12 Tree-Skirt+SPEW, Alchemy+SPEW, Apparition+SPEW, Astronomy+SPEW, Charms+SPEW, HoM, House Unity, SoAR+SPEW,
seeuudee: HEAD-Oct,

Audania1: 12 Trees-Angel, 12 Trees-Lights, 12 Trees-Ribbon, 12 Trees-Garland, 12 Trees-Icicles, 12 Trees-Tinsel, 12 Trees-Candle, 12 Trees-Baubles, 12 Trees-Bells, 12 Trees-Star, Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, DET-Dec, Divination, Flying, Herbology, HoM, Iron Chef-Leeks, Iron Chef-Bourbon, MS, Potions, SoAR,  
edelC: 12 Trees-Bells, 12 Trees-Icicles, 12 Trees-Ribbon, 12 Trees-Candles, Alchemy+SPEW, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, Charms, DADA, DET-Nov, Divination, Flying, Herbology, HoM, MS, Potions, SoAR,    
ElliottAnne: Arithmancy, Astronomy, Apparition, CoMC, DADA, DET-Oct, DET-Dec, Divination, Flying, HEAD-Oct, Herbology, HoM, House Unity,    
FiberAlchemist:  12 Trees-Icicles, 12 Trees-Tree Skirt, Apparition, Astronomy, DADA, DET-October, Divination, HoM,
jellybean89: Alchemy+SPEW, Arithmancy, Astronomy+SPEW, CoMC, DADA+SPEW, DET-Oct+SPEW, Divination, Floo-Badger Sett+SPEW, Flying, Herbology, MS, Potions,    
Magpirate: Apparition+SPEW, Charms+SPEW,
TheArtsyRaven: HEAD-Oct,

Ashes7727: 12 Trees-Skirt, DET-Nov, DET-Dec, Divination, Flying, HEAD-Oct, HoM, Iron Chef-Nov, MS,
ErinAquaheart: 12 Trees-Angel, 12 Trees-Bells, 12 Trees-Candles, 12 Trees-Baubles, 12 Trees-Lights, 12 Trees-Ribbon, 12 Trees-Star, 12 Trees-Tree Skirt, 12 Trees-Garland, 12 Trees-Icicles, 12 Trees-Fake Snow, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, DET-October, DET-December, Divination, Flying, HoM, MS, Potions, Transfiguration,
Inselaeffchen: Charms, Divination,  
TechnicolorAquahearts: 12 Trees-Angel, 12 Trees-Garland, 12 Trees-Icicles, 12 Trees-Tinsel, 12 Trees-Fake Snow, 12 Trees-Baubles, 12 Trees-Bells, 12 Trees-Candle, 12 Trees-Lights, 12 Trees-Ribbon, 12 Trees-Star, 12 Trees-Tree Skirt, CoMC, Herbology, HoM,

~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, 1465 points
Hufflepuff: 9 students, 2140 points
Ravenclaw: 6 students, 1925 points
Slytherin: 4 students, 750 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
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
patty_o_furniture: Divination 2, Dec 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
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
noodle-bug: DADA, Oct 15, 2018
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
elliot_anne: Study of Ancient Runes (option 1), Oct 2, 2018
elliot_anne: CoMC (option 1), Nov 1, 2018
Mistress Jennie: Charms, Nov 2, 2018
patty_o_furniture: Muggle Studies, Dec 10, 2018
edelC: History of Magic, December 28, 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

Acadian Driftwood: CoMC, March 7, 2014
CraftyLadyMJ: Transfiguration, July 10, 2013 (PM Proposal)
gaudiknight: COMC april 8th 2016
J_Kieviet: CoMC, June 3, 2017

Audania1: Transfiguration, May 21, 2018
BadWolf314: Alchemy, March 02, 2014
Elliot-Anne; Arithmancy, June 9th 2015
FiberAlchemist: Transfiguration June 10th 2016
indigo_roses: Ancient Runes, Mar. 4, 2013
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: Charms, November 8, 2018
plaid pineapple: Arithmancy, December 17, 2018
edelC: SoAR, December 28, 2018
jellybean89: Transfiguration, January 17, 2019
WhistleFish: Charms, January 18, 2019

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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?

Out With the Old & In With the New Challenges
January 1-31, 2019

The New Year offers all of us a chance to start fresh.  To sweep away the parts of the past year we'd prefer to move on from, to create a new place for ourselves in the world, and even to create new dreams & goals for ourselves in the coming year.  This month we will celebrate that sense of renewal with 3 challenges.  You may choose to do any, all, or none of these.  

Old Copies of Which Broomstick?
What are all these copies of Which Broomstick doing laying around the house, cluttering it up?  After all, you bought your new broom over a year ago, and so they are well out of date.  Heck, they list the Cleansweep 14 as their Broom of Choice for 2016, and that's been outflown by the Firebolt 7 now!  For this challenge, finish a project that has been weighing you down over the last year, something that's been lingering in your space, just taking up room, OR craft something with a supply that you wish to get out of your stash.  Out with the old I say!

Enchanted Staircases
One of the things that most astounds new students at Hogwarts is the staircases that move themselves!  This can be especially tricky when you're running late for Transfiguration, and you just know McGonnagall is not going to be amused by your tardiness.  For this challenge renew your space! Create or update a space, inside or outside your home, or create an object FOR a space you wish to renew.  This could mean something as big as renovating your entire bedroom with a fresh coat of paint, new curtains, and a new quilt!  Or something as simple as embroidering a new cushion for your favorite reading chair.  Whatever you choose, give the space around you new life.

Winged Key
Winged Keys were not only used to help guard the Philosopher's Stone; they also represent freedom and the opening of new doors.  For this challenge create something for your year ahead!  This could be setting up a new planner or journal, making yourself a lunch bag to help you bring healthy foods to work with you, or creating a baby blanket for an expecting family member.  Look towards the future my friends!

~*Hagrid's 12 Christmas Trees Challenge Series* ~ *Redux*~

December 1, 2018- January 15th, 2019

Each year Hagrid brings 12 trees to the castle to decorate the Great Hall for the Christmas holidays.  This year we will be taking inspiration from items typically used to decorate Christmas trees, for a mini-series of challenges.  Each challenge is worth 15 points, and each may be done once. We have tried to keep the prompts very broad, so that you can fit them to any number of autumn & winter holiday projects. Please note that while the theme for this challenge series is based on Christmas, you are welcome to fulfill these prompts for any holidays, or gift giving reasons, including for St. Nicholas Day (Dec 6), Winter Solstice (Dec 12), Yule (Dec 22), Chanukah (Dec 24-Jan 1), Christmas (Dec 25), Kwanzaa (Dec 26), New Year, birthdays, anniversaries, or any other events you may celebrate!  (Ive tried to hit all the major holidays in my list, but feel free to message me with any I may have missed!)

Star - Stars shine the brightest in the darkness. For this challenge please craft something that lets one of your talents shine.  This can be any craft or medium you excel at.
Angel - Each of us has someone in our lives wed consider our real-life Guardian Angel, be it a parent, partner, spouse, grandparent, care-giver, or best friend. Craft something for the Angel in your own life.

Lights - What would a Christmas tree be without lights?  Without these twinkling little wonders, we would be hard pressed to see the lovely ornaments decorating the boughs.  For this challenge please craft something that will light up the holiday (or heart) of the recipient.

Ribbon - Ribbon is such a handy craft supply, great for literally tying everything together, or putting a finishing touch on a project.  Create something that ties other items together.  This could be literally connecting different components in a gift, such as decorating a basket you plan to fill with baked goods for your neighbor, or more figuratively uniting things, such as making a meal or special recipe that draws your family  and friends together.

Garland - Traditionally garlands are made from leaves and flowers.  During winter evergreen boughs and holly are used to bring color and nature into the home. Craft something inspired by the wintery natural world local to you, and tell us about what in your area sparked your imagination.

Icicles - Craft something that needs to be kept at just the right temperature for at least for some portion of the time.  This could include a snowman, frozen margaritas, baked cookies, or crisply ironed fabric.

Tinsel -  All that glitters is not gold... But it probably is pretty awesome! Craft with glitter, or another sparkling medium, as exuberantly as you please!  (Other sparkling items could include AB finished beads, sequins, glass or prisms, or even sparkling wine!)

Fake Snow - Fake it till you make it!  For this challenge please craft something simple with a purchased supply to give as gifts. You must still take min 30 mins for the project! Some ideas including making some oreo truffles or Faux Turtle Candies for your co-workers, or you could create hand stamped & painted envelopes to present purchased gift cards in.

Candles - Candles give our homes a soft warm glow during the short days and long dark nights of winter. Please craft something that will give the recipient a warm & happy glow.

Baubles - Baubles can be simple glass spheres or intricate blown glass creations, depending on the style you are aiming for. During a season where we are often crafting so much to please others, its also important to please ourselves too, lest we lose our joy in the season.  For this challenge please craft something that reflects your personal style, even if you arent able to keep it for yourself.

Bells - Bells are visually beautiful, but they also please the ears by tinkling any time you brush past the tree. Craft something that appeals to two senses at once: this could be a meal that looks as good as it tastes, beautifully colored and scented bath products, or a sewing project that combines a pattern that is pleasing to the eye with luxuriously textured fabric.

Tree Skirt - Tree skirts are used to make a functional object (the base or pot of a tree) look good, and creates a welcome surface to place gifts on. For this challenge please craft something that is both functional and decorative, OR that welcomes folks into your home!

Kitten Plate Challenge
November 1-30
"The surfaces had all been draped in lacy covers and cloths. There were several vases of dried flowers, each resting on its own doily, and on one of the walls was a collection of ornamental plates, each decorated with a large technicolor kitten wearing a different bow around its neck. These were so foul that Harry stared at them, transfixed, until Professor Umbridge spoke again."

The Frolicsome Feline range of magical ornamental plates featured colorful, moving kittens, each wearing a bow around its neck.  Like Wizarding portraits the kittens were able to move within their plates, and even to wander off.  (Perhaps to inform on rule-breakers to their mistress!)  Dolores Umbridge collected the plates due to her liking for cats (though she found the real thing to be too troublesome).  For this challenge you have a few options:
~Craft something 'fussy', such as a sewing project in which you fussy cut your focal fabric
~Craft something 'old fashioned', this could be a craft that's considered out of date, a very traditional way to craft, or a period costume piece
~Craft something purely decorative, that has no functional value whatsoever
~Craft something intensely bright and colorful, to the point of making the viewer's eyes water
~Craft a dish to share with friends and family, perhaps for the Thanksgiving holiday

Doxycide Challenge
October 1-November 7th
Doxycide is a black, foul smelling potion used to spray Doxies.  The potion paralyses them for a period of time, allowing the witch or wizard to safely remove them without fear of being bitten.  Though it is not deadly to humans, it is strongly recommended that the user wear protective gloves and a mask while using it to avoid a trip to St. Mungos.  Doxycide is a commonly used household potion, but since it is complex to brew, many wizarding families buy it ready made.  For this challenge you have a few options; you may craft something black in color, something to stop someone in their tracks, or craft something that many people commonly buy rather than make at home, such as a stunning Halloween costume!

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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 January 31st.  (For example, you may turn in October, November, or December's challenges in January.)

October Challenge:  Professor McGonagall has given you detention for forgetting your parchment and quill in her class.  During Detention she has assigned you the task of cleaning her classroom with nothing but the contents of your backpack, minus your wand of course!  For this challenge, please craft something solely from your stash. 

November Challenge: Professor Lockheart has done you a 'favor', but giving you detention with him every night for a WEEK!  He says this will provide you a chance to study a legend up close, but really he just wants you to reorganize his closet while listening to him talk about how wonderful he is.  For this challenge please put in 2 hours on an ongoing OWL or NEWT assignment & be prepared to show before & after progress shots.  Please note: no before & after pics = no points!

December Challenge:  Professor Umbridge has given you detention for disagreeing with her in class.  As punishment she has asked you to copy passages of her preferred textbook, Basics for Beginners.  Fed up with her terrible choice in books, you've decided to fill the margins with directions for spells that you have personally found useful in defending yourself from Death Eaters.  For this challenge, please repair something broken or alter something to work better for you.  

January Challenge: Prof. Snape has given you detention for, and I quote, 'cutting up your shrivel fig roots too loudly'.  He vanished the potion you had been working on, and has stated that you will complete it again, tonight during detention in the dungeon.  For this challenge, please complete a Work In Progress. 

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Week of January 21 - 27
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Witch Weekly Archives

January 14 - 20 -- WhistleFish's Must Be Santa Advent Calendar
January 7 - 13 -- ErinAquaheart's Sea Turtle and Fishies by the Door
December 31 - January 6 -- jellybean89's Cakes Two to Tango Shawl
December 24 - 30 -- edelC's Dumbledore Ornament
December 17 - 23 -- plaidpineapple's Flying Geese Star Quilt Top
December 10 - 16 -- Moonflame's Newt's Niffler
December 3 - 9 -- Ashes7727's Gift Box
November 26 - December 2 -- gaudiknight's Sideways Shell Baby Afghan
November 19 - 25 -- plaidpineapple's Cross Body Purses for Charity
November 12 - 18 -- edelC's Gold Leaf with Birds Illustration
November 5 - 11 -- Abbeeroad's Dark Voyager Halloween Costume
October 29 - November 4 -- Misstress Jennie's Haunted Mansion Graphghan
October 22 - 28 -- patty_o_furniture's Harry Potter Gift Baskets
October 15 - 21 -- WhistleFish's Exploding Halloween House
October 8 - 14 -- elliot_anne's Squirrel Embroidery Hoop
October 1-7 -- elliot_anne's Gryffindor Crest Cross Stitch
September 24-30 -- patty_o_furniture's Zombie Flamingos
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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?

A Pinch of Floo Powder
Every 2 weeks (usually on a monday) a new challenge will be posted, taking us to explore a different place.
Students may complete and post a craft based on the challenge to earn 15 House Points (and a badge, obvs! Smiley).  Once a new challenge is posted, you have until midnight Central time that day to finish posting the old challenge.
As with all things HPC, you are welcome to do any, all, or none of these challenges. They are just a way to inspire your own magical crafting

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

Previous Floo challenge badges this semester:
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