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~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Midsummer Term 2019*~

~*June 1st - September 30th, 2019*~
Welcome to Hogwarts!

The Harry Potter Craftalong (HPC) is a craftalong that celebrates our love of crafting and the world of Harry Potter.  In the HPC you complete classes & challenges with your craft skills, and each project you submit earns you House Points.  These classes and challenges all have HP themes, but your crafts do not have to be Harry Potter" related.  You may join any time during the semester, and may do as many (or as few) projects as you wish.  To participate, simply read through the class & challenge prompts below, find one that inspires you, create a craft to fit the challenge, then post it here.  That's all there is to it!  Each term we have prompts inspired by the classes that appear in the HP novels, as well as Detention prompts to motivate you on mundane crafty tasks, monthly Headmistress Challenges often related to the current season, as well as special challenges that come up from time to time.  Each class or challenge prompt may be completed only once per term.  You do not have to 'sign up' to participate.  Just post your first project, and you are in.  Headmistress Jennie will add you into the student list below when she next tallies House Points.  At the end of each term we count up the House Points, and declare a winner!

To submit a project, cut & paste the following header into your post, and fill in the required info.  (This helps the Headmistress in awarding you points.)  You can add more than one project to your post, but a header must be used for each individual project.

SPEW: If your item is for charity, enter that here; if not leave blank or delete this line.
Project Name & Page Link: Use the insert link feature to add a link to your projects posted here on Crafster, or to a recipe, pattern, etc.
Brief Description: How it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques used, any fun tips, etc.
Project Picture: REQUIRED! No picture = No House Points

-Projects should take a minimum of 30 minutes to make.  
-A project can only be submitted for one subject or prompt.
-Projects must be crafted & turned in within the timeframe designated.  No posting crafts you made years ago!
-For a project to be counted, it must have a picture or a link to a picture included at the time of posting.  If your item is a private piece, or is being kept secret for a Swap, you are more than welcome to post a link to the image or send a PM directly to the the Headmistress.
-For any cooking/food project, in addition to a photo, you must post a complete recipe, or a link to the recipe you used.  No recipe = no points.  

~*HPC FAQs*~
-How long is a Term?  4 months
-When can I join?  Anytime!
-Do I have to sign-up to join this craftalong? Nope. All you have to do is post a 'hello' in the thread or just post a completed project.
-Do you sort me?  No, you decide which house you belong to.
-I have a problem or question; who can I ask?  You can send a Personal Message (PM) to Headmistress Mistress Jennie.  You can also ask questions in the thread; our participants are very helpful!
-Can I turn in something I did earlier? No.  You must complete your project during the current semester. Exceptions are OWLs & NEWTs which carry over from previous terms, or completing a WIP for Detention.
-Are we swapping? No, this is not a craft swap.  
-Do I have to craft all the classes & challenges? No, just pick whatever you inspires you.  
-What kind of projects are allowed? If Craftster has a category for it, then it is a viable HPC project.
-Does my craft project have to be Harry Potter themed? Nope. Craft anything you like.  Smiley

~*House Points*~
Each project you post earns points for your House.  Points are awarded thusly:
-15 points for a Class & Challenge prompts
-100 points for OWL projects (explained further below)
-150 points for NEWT projects (explained further below)
-10 bonus points for SPEW (Charity) Items

-You can complete any class or challenge prompt only once per term.  
-Bonus (SPEW) points can be earned for any project you turn in, that goes to a legitimate charity.  If it doesn't fit a prompt, SPEW projects can be turned in as stand-alone projects and will earn 10 points.  Unlike other subjects, you can turn in all the SPEW projects you want.
- To determine House Cup Winner at the end of term, we take an average from the total points accumulated and number of students per house.

~*HPC on Facebook*~
The HPC is on Facebook!  This is a place to share links, memes, photos, or videos that you cannot post on Craftster.  Please feel free to use the page to chit chat, ask questions, share pictures, etc.  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.  

~*Midsummer Term HPC Staff*~
Some members of the HPC donate their time to help keep the Craftalong running.  They are listed below.  If you are interested in helping out, please send a PM to Headmistress Jennie. Smiley

Headmistress Mistress Jennie
Deputy Headmistress noodle-bug (on sabbatical)

Gryffindor Head of House
Hufflepuff Head of House Gaudiknight
Ravenclaw Head of House FiberAlchemist
Slytherin Head of House ErinAquaheart

Alchemy Professor seeuudee
Astronomy Professor Inselaeffchen
Care of Magical Creatures  ErinAquaheart
Divination Professor  FiberAlchemist
Flying Professor  gaudiknight
Herbology Professor  Moonflame
History of Magic  jenleahlynn
Potions Professor  Inselaeffchen
Study of Ancient Runes  jenleahlynn
Transfiguration Professor  ErinAquaheart

Kitchen Elf Abbeeroad
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OWL/NEWT Examiner Abbeeroad   
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~*Class Prompts*~
Each term we have a new set of prompts inspired by the classes taught at Hogwarts.  These prompts are posted at the beginning of the term, and can be submitted anytime, up until the last day of the term.  You may complete any class or challenge prompt once per term.

---Alchemy: The term we are looking at chrysopoeia, which means the transmutation into gold. The translation from Greek is khrusos, "gold", and poiein, "to make". It symbolically indicates the creation of the philosopher's stone and the completion of the Great Work or Magnus Opus.  The word was used in the title of a brief alchemical work, the Chrysopoeia of Cleopatra, attributed to Cleopatra the Alchemist, who was a Greek-Egyptian alchemist, author, and philosopher who likely lived during the 3rd century A.D. The document features an ouroboros containing the words "the all is one".

For this semester, either transmute one thing into something else, for example, repurpose an old shirt into a summer top, or go with the ouroboros and create something with a "never ending circle" theme, such as this alternative ouroboros embroidery.  Alternatively go with Gnostic philosophers in the 2nd century BCE, for whom the ouroborus symbolized the dual nature of existence, marked by life and death, male and female, light and dark, mortality and divinity, or Earth and heaven, so you could create something that reflects a dual nature, for example, cook a dish that balances sweet and savory.

---Apparition: Side-along Apparition is used by one witch or wizard, to transport another individual. It can be used by adults seeking to transport underage wizards, or to transport an injured person. The party who cannot Apparate must hold onto the other as tightly as possible. For this semester, please demonstrate your proficiency at Side-Along Apparition by crafting two things that go together such as a set of jewelry or a matching pair of potholders; something for a child or young person in your life; or something that requires 2 or more components to be tightly bonded together, such as decoupaging with Mod Podge.  Alternately you may craft something for someone who has been injured or is ill, either a friend or loved one, or a stranger by creating something for an appropriate SPEW charity.

---Arithmancy:  This term we will be continuing our study of what we do with numbers in magic.  The second most powerful principle is that we can subtract numbers to decrease them.  This is a powerful magic, that focuses on simplicity; a reduction to the minimum of what is necessary.  To work with this powerful magic, please create something in the theme of subtraction.  What can you remove from something else, to make it simpler, more elegant, healthier, easier?  Examples include modifying a recipe to reduce the amount of sugar and make it healthier; reducing the size of a pattern to make it fit a smaller person; removing an unwanted ruffle from an otherwise adorable dress.  Remember the Muggle aphorism Less is more.

---Astronomy: This term we will be looking into the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). "The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and remains in operation.  It was not the first space telescope, but it is one of the largest and most versatile and is well known as both a vital research tool and a public relations boon for astronomy."  Did you know that it took the HST from 1983 (launch proposal) until 1990 for its launch into space (with main mirror issues), and until 1993 until it was functioning as planned.  For this term's homework I would like you to craft something in a technique that took you a long time to master, something with mirrors" (such as reflective sequins or glass tiles), or "mirror images" (such as a pair of earrings with a definite right and left).

---Care of Magical Creatures (CoMC):  The Erumpent is a very large beast resembling a rhinoceros. Its horn is very powerful and can pierce everything from skin to metal. The horn also contains a deadly fluid that can cause whatever is injected with it to explode. For your assignment I would like you to focus on creating something that pierces. This could be sewing a new dress or using brads in your scrapbooking or anything else that pierces a material. Alternatively, make something that takes attention and care to make. Such as, making candy, or painting tiny details on a painting.

---Charms:  With summer well on its way, we will be exploring the often misused Bubble Head Charm.  This charm produces a protective bubble around the head of the caster, giving them a continuous supply of oxygen, allowing them to breathe underwater or in any environment where fresh air is at a premium.  The bubble produced resembles an upside-down fish bowl, and as such can cause the casters features to appear distorted. The other major problem with the spell is that wizards with bad breath have reported problems after the first thirty minutes.  For this term, please create something to keep you cool and comfortable this summer.  This could be a cool batch of ice pops to share at the pool, a new sundress to wear to a summer concert, or a crocheted beach bag for lugging towels and sunblock to the seaside.

---DADA: The Ministry has stuck you with Umbridge, and youre not learning anything about defending yourself from Voldemorte.  Time to take your education into your own hands with the DA!  For this term, you will do an independent study of defensive spells, and of whatever craft you would like to improve upon.  Use this chance to teach yourself a new crochet stitch, master a difficult recipe or even teach yourself an entirely new craft!

---Divination:  Continuing on in our study of the tarot, we will be focusing on the Minor Arcanas suit of cups. The suit of cups is most commonly associated with the element of water (and its corresponding astrological signs -Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio) and the season of summer. Cards from this suit suggest that you are thinking with your heart rather than your head, and are connected to our emotions, our relationships, and matters of the soul. Cups are also linked to creativity, romanticism, fantasy and imagination.  To demonstrate your knowledge and mastery of the suit of cups please complete the following assignment. Create a literal cup, chalice or bowl - this does not have to be made of pottery, focus on the cards and channel your creativity. Alternately you may choose to stretch your imagination and create something full of whim and fantasy.

---Flying:  As we soar through the air, often our only company is the clouds above us.  While we have the leisure to study their fluffy shapes and interesting textures when using our broomsticks for long periods of time, it is important that we do not allow ourselves to get distracted in more populated areas, such as in towns and cities, or when arriving at large gatherings like the upcoming Quidditch tournaments.  And of course, we must remember that clouds and the rain they bring can pose a danger, especially in the season of summer thunderstorms.  Get the cloud-gazing out of your system by crafting something inspired by clouds - their color, shape, size, texture - anything goes.

---Herbology:  This term, we will be studying the Shrivelfig. The fig is not a true fruit, but a hollow stem containing a cluster of flowers. The Shrivelfig produces a purple juice, and is an important ingredient in Shrinking Solution. Although some of the very best specimens come from Abyssinia, the plant is hardy enough to withstand even snowy winter conditions.  For your homework, you have a number of options from which to choose. 1) Create something small, such as a miniature, or baby item, or shrink something down to a smaller size. For instance, you might make and decorate a lot of cupcakes instead of one big cake. You could also reduce a knitting pattern by cutting down on the number of stitches, or using smaller needles and thinner yarn. 2) Create something purple, or an item containing a purple element. You might dye something purple, use purple paper, or even cook something using purple eggplant as an ingredient. 3) Show your understanding of the nature of the fig's false fruit by creating something "inside out" or reversible, or something using or made of clusters (a crochet project could be perfect for this!). Alternately, you can make a "mock" version of something.  A mock-up, a muslin for sewing, or even a vegan version of a recipe would be examples of this. 4) Create something sturdy or lasting to represent the hardiness of the fig plant. Think wood, stone, clay, etc. or even try painting a room!

---History of Magic (HoM):  This semester we will be studying Salazar Slytherin. He was one of the 4 founders of Hogwarts. He valued students with cunning, ambition, and determination. He was able to speak Parseltounge, and the snake is a symbol for his house. He is also know for concealing a Basilisk within the chamber of secrets before leaving Hogwarts castle. Little is known of him after his departure. For your assignment, create a project inspired by the snake. It could be inspired by a snakes shape, such as a coiled bracelet, or by the snakes body, such as a scaled dice bag. You could also draw inspiration from the chamber of secrets by concealing something secret within your project.

---Muggle Studies:  Get ready students because this semester we are going to learn to cook the muggle way.  Everyone will find a copy of "Cooking the Muggle Way" by Professor Mordicus Egg at their desk.  Please peruse this book and find a recipe you would like to attempt.  Note, you may not use ANY magic whilst preparing your recipe.  Now for those of you not familiar with Muggle cooking, I suggest you arm yourself with potholders, oven mitts, and burn salve.  To show you've experienced the art of muggle cooking, present either your successful dish along with full recipe or something that you used to protect yourself while attempting a muggle recipe, like potholders or aprons.  Best of luck!

---Potions:  "Three drops of this and even You-Know-Who himself would spill out his darkest secrets." Description of Veritaserum

Veritaserum is a powerful truth serum. The potion effectively forces the drinker to answer any questions put to them truthfully, though there are certain methods of resistance. Use of this potion is strictly controlled by the Ministry of Magic.  For this term's homework I would like you to be truthful with what you make.  Follow a pattern, sketch, or recipe exactly. A change of color or material is allowed.

---Study of Ancient Runes (SoAR):  The Graphorn, with its dual golden horns, represents the number 2 in Ancient Runes.  It is a large and hump-backed beast, with grayish-purple skin, which is tougher than that of dragons.  It can repel most spells, and walks on large four-thumbed feet. It's mouth is made of tentacle-like appendages, that are used to grab food and put it in it's mouth. It also uses these to show affection. Display your familiarity with the Graphorn by crafting something with two identical pieces (such as a pair of earrings, something very large in size (over 24 square), something mauve (gray-ish purple), or something which is very tough.  This could be a medium you arent very experienced with, or an especially tricky pattern.

---Transfiguration:  Transfiguration can be a very dangerous form of magic. Because of this it is very wise to know how to untransfigure or reverse your spell if it happens to go wrong. This term you will be practicing reverse transfiguration by fixing a project "gone wrong." Do this by revamping a project that didn't turn out as expected or redoing a project that didn't turn out the first time. For example, the socks you were knitting turned out too big so you undo and start over, or restring a "dated" bracelet with new beads.

~*Challenge Prompts*~
Every term we have certain challenges that repeat, such as House Pride & House Unity, and sometimes we have miscellaneous challenges that come up throughout the year.  You will find those posted here, along with all pertinent info about them.  

~*House Pride Challenge*~
This challenge is all about YOUR Hogwarts House.  Your projects can be inspired by your House colors, mascots, founders, Heads of House, famous members, house ghosts, etc. You may complete this challenge once per term.  For example if you are a Gryffindor you could create a striped House scarf in red and gold, or you could create a purple quilt featuring a lion.

~*House Unity Challenge*~
This challenge is all the rest of Hogwarts!  House Unity projects should represent another Hogwarts House, or a combination of Houses.  They can be inspired by house colors, mascots, founders, Heads of House, past members, house ghosts, etc.  You may complete this challenge once per term.  For example, if you're a Gryffindor, you could create a House Unity scarf featuring a band of each Houses' colors, or you could create a baby quilt for a friend in blues & greens representing Ravenclaw & Slytherin.  

Love TO DO List Challenge - 2019
This challenge runs through December 31, 2019
As crafters we all have so many things we want to make, that sometimes our crafty To Do lists can spiral out of control.  We become inspired, go and gather the supplies for many projects, and often we aren't able to finish them (let alone start them!) before other things come along that we also "have to" make, such as when we put aside an ongoing project to whip up a baby quilt for a co-worker who just announced she's expecting.  

This year-long challenge aims to help you prioritize the projects you really want to get to, by providing a bit of extra incentive.  To participate please start by making a list of 10-14 projects that you would really love to make in 2019.  Post it here in the thread, and tell us a snippet about the things on your list.  Work hard throughout the year to get through all the projects youve set out for yourself.  Throughout the year you may submit those individual projects as regular HPC submissions whenever you complete them.  In your posts, mention that in addition to fulfilling a prompt, it is also part of your Love To Do List, and perhaps let us know how many youve accomplished so far, so we can cheer on your success.  If you finish your list by the end of the year, you will post a finished project header, with links to all your completed items on the list, and thereby earn an extra 100 House Points at the time of submission.  You may include up to 3 Works-in-Progress in your list, but the others should be things youve been thinking of making, but havent gotten around to starting yet, and fear that you might not get to without this extra incentive.  

Over the course of the year, you may add items to your list, but your final list may not go beyond 14 items, and it must contain at least 10 items to start.  Please consider the items you add to your list carefully, and choose things you can really sink your teeth into.  (That's my way of saying, don't just assign yourself the task of making 10 ATCs, and have them done by the end of the week just to claim the bonus points.)  Since life can throw you unexpected curve balls, you can, over the course of the challenge, swap out one item on your list.  

You do not have to write & post your list right away.  You may do so between now and November 1st.  Please note that you can't add items retroactively to a list.  So if you make your list on November 1st, you can't include items you've already completed between now and then.  The clock starts from the time you post your list.    

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~*Headmistress Challenges*~

Each month Headmistress Jennie offers a special Challenge.  Headmistress Challenges each last 1 month, are posted on the first of the month, and may be submitted until midnight of the last day of that month.  They earn 15 House Points just like Classes.  You may complete any class or challenge prompt once per term.

Whomping Willow Challenge
September 1-30

The Whomping Willow is a very valuable, very violent species of sentient magical plant.  The most famous Whomping Willow is the one planted on the grounds of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Hogwarts Willow was planted in 1971 to disguise the opening of a secret passage leading from the Hogwarts grounds to the Shrieking Shack in the village of Hogsmeade.

It had a small knot near the base. Pressing the knot caused the tree to become immobilised. This allowed Remus Lupin to travel unnoticed to and from the Shrieking Shack, where he was able to undergo his transformation into a werewolf in privacy, and wait out the full moon where he couldn't hurt anyone.  The Willow's branches are so dangerous that it easily kept other people from entering the passage and encountering the werewolf.

In Harry Potter's second year at Hogwarts, he and Ron accidentally crashed Mr. Weasley's enchanted Ford Anglia into the tree, damaging many of the branches which Prof. Sprout had to bandage.  Despite it's injuries, the tree hit back, severely denting the Ford Anglia, before the car ran off into the Forbidden Forrest.  In Harry's third year, his Nimbus 2000 sailed into the Willow, when he was knocked unconscious by Dementors on the Quidditch Pitch.  Sadly the tree smashed the broom to bits. 

For this challenge, please tackle something difficult.  It can be something that initially appeared simple, that you discovered later was truly complicated, OR something that really battered you in the creation of it. 
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~*Detention in the Dungeons*~

Each semester we have four Detention Challenges, to help you work through some of the more mundane crafty tasks, such as finishing Works In Progress.  All Detention projects are worth 15 House Points and may be turned in anytime during the semester.  You may complete any class or challenge prompt once per term.

WIP Challenge: For this challenge, please complete a Work In Progress.

Stash Challenge:  For this challenge, please craft something solely from your stash.  

Reparo Challenge:  For this challenge, please repair something broken or alter something to work better for you.  

Advanced Studies Challenge: 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!
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~*Floo Powder Challenges*~

Every 2 weeks, a new Floo challenge is posted, inspired by a different place.  Once a new challenge is posted, you have until midnight Central Standard Time that day to finish posting the old challenge.  Each challenge is worth 15 House Points.  You may complete any class or challenge prompt once per term.

Tea Break Challenge!
September 23-October 7

Whew!  Your Headmistress & Deputy Headmistress are exhausted from all this Floo-hopping!  And we're still no closer to reaching Honeydukes, as we're in Diagon Alley in London, and it's all the way back in Hogsmeade.  So we're going to stop in for a restorative cup of tea at Rosa Lee Teabag's.  Spending a few silver sickles on a hot pot of tea, warm buttered scones, and slathers of raspberry jam ought to sort us right out, and give us the fortitude to keep going. 

For this challenge, please create something inspired by afternoon tea, such as a delicious treat to share with friends.  Alternately you may craft something to help someone out of a jam, something intended to help you 'keep going' on a long journey, or something inspired by silver coins. 
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Every summer the HPC plays a rousing game of Quidditch.  This year the Quidditch House Cup will pit our four Hogwarts Houses against one another in a friendly rivalry. There will be 3 rounds of play, each lasting 4 weeks, and each consisting of 4 challenges.  Each challenge is worth 15 House Points and may be completed once in the designated time frame.  You are welcome to do any, all, or none of the challenges.  Each House will face each of the other 3 Houses over the course of the summer.

Round 1
June 18 - July 14
Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw   =  RAVENCLAW WINS!
Gryffindor come out hard with 7 goals by 3 players, for an average of 35 points per person, but Ravenclaw fought with 8 goals by 3 players, for an average of 40 points per person.  Congratulations Ravenclaw!

Slytherin vs. Hufflepuff  =  SLYTHERIN WINS!
Slytherin fought hard with 2 goals + 20 bonus SPEW points, with just one player, for an average of 50 points per person.  Meanwhile Hufflepuff made a good show of 7 goals by 4 players, for an average of 26.25 points per person.  Well done Slytherin!

Round 1 Challenges:
Don Your Colors: Get your head in the game, and your body in your Quidditch robes!  For this challenge please craft something either in one or all of your House colors, OR craft something in one of your personal favorite colors.  
Warm Up: No matter how often you practice or play, it always helps to warm up.  It gets you comfortable in your uniform, your space, and on your broom.  For this challenge please create something in a medium you are very comfortable with.
Lap Around the Pitch: Get your hand in a bit.  Do a few laps around the pitch to check out wind and weather conditions.  For this challenge please create something oval like the pitch or round like the goal rings.  It may be 2D or 3D, (ie flat or spherical).
Practice Shots: Now that youre all warmed up and comfortable on your broom, be sure to take a few practice shots before the other team comes out.  For this challenge craft something youve made many times, such as a your go-to dishcloth pattern or your familys favorite cookies.

Round 2
July 15-August 11
Hufflepuff vs. Gryffindor = GRYFFINDOR WINS!
Hufflepuff made a good show of 6 goals by 3 players, for an average of 30 points per person.  Gryffindor fought back with 5 goals by 2 players, for an average of 37.5 points per person.  Congratulations Gryffindor!

Ravenclaw  vs. Slytherin = RAVENCLAW WINS!
Ravenclaw fought with 7 goals + 20 bonus SPEW points, by 3 players, for an average of 41.66 points per person. Slytherin never managed a foothold in this game and scored zero goals.  Well done Ravenclaw!

Round 2 Challenges:
Chaser: Chasers must be exceptionally agile flyers, able to stay on their brooms while dodging both bludgers and oncoming players, all while passing the Quaffle back and forth. For this challenge create something that requires agile hands, such as delicate tatted lace or wood-burned spoons.
Beater: Beaters work in pairs, hitting the bludgers away from the other players.  For this challenge please create two items that work together, such as a pair of potholders, or a set of earrings.
Keeper: Unlike Seekers who fly around the pitch, the Keeper must stay hovering near their goal posts for hours on end, in order to catch any Quaffles that come their way. For this challenge, create something that keeps you in one place for a long time, such as knitting a large blanket.
Seeker: The Seeker spends the entire game searching for the Golden Snitch, a tiny golden ball thats wicked fast and damn near impossible to see. For this challenge you may craft something fast (but still fits the min 30 min time requirement), or something you found nearly impossible, such as a highly difficult pattern or technique.

Round 3
August 12 - September 8

Gryffindor vs. Slytherin = GRYFFINDOR WINS!
Gryffindor had 7 goals + 20 bonus SPEW points, by 2 players, for an average of 62.5 points per person.  Slytherin never got off the ground in this game, and had a total of 0 goals, by 0 players, for an average of 0 points per person.

Hufflepuff vs. Ravenclaw = HUFFLEPUFF WINS!
Hufflepuff scored 8 goals by 2 players, for an average of 60 points per person.  Ravenclaw meanwhile scored 10 goals + 10 bonus SPEW points by 3 players, for an average of 53.33 points per person.

Goal: Create a celebratory project!  This could be a craft to celebrate a holiday or an event like a friends birthday (birthday present, or a cake for their birthday party), or celebrate something you love, such as a favorite book or tv show.
Half-Time: Wow, the match is going fast and furious, so grab a drink while you can, and sit back to rest a few minutes while watching the Half Time Show!  For this challenge craft something refreshing, OR something entertaining. This could be taking a break from your favorite craft by making something in a different medium than your usual, or it could be something to keep people amused, such as a board game or a soft book for a new baby.
Time Out: Take a break from crafting for others, and craft something just for yourself, or for your home.  A sweet treat (like your favorite cookies) totally counts.
Catch the Snitch:  After all that exciting Quidditch action, it's time to end this game on your own terms!  For this challenge you may craft anything you see fit to make.  

~*The Quidditch House Cup Results*~

Over the course of the season, Slytherin scored 2 goals, plus a bonus 20 SPEW points, by 1 player, for an average of 50 points per person. 

Meanwhile, Hufflepuff scored 21 goals, by 5 players, for an average of 63 points per person. 

Not to be outdone, Ravenclaw scored 25 goals, plus a bonus 30 SPEW points, by 5 players, for an average of 81 points per person. 

And finally, Gryffindor scored 19 goals, plus a bonus 20 SPEW points, by 3 players, for an average of 101.6 points per person. 

Congratulations to Gryffindor!
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~*House Points*~

Abbeeroad: Apparition, CoMC, DADA, DET-Stash, Divination, Floo-Malkins, Floo-WWW1, Floo-WWW2, HEAD-Spectrespecs, Herbology, HoM, MS, Quid-Colors, Quid-Warmup, Quidditch-Chaser, Quidditch-Goal, Quidditch-Time Out, Quidditch-Catch the Snitch,
jenleahlynn: Alchemy, Apparition, Astronomy, CoMC, DADA, DET-Advance Studies, DET-Stash, Flying, HEAD-June, Herbology, House Unity, Quidditch-Lap, SoAR,
Mistress Jennie: Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, DET-Stash, DET-Reparo, DET-Advanced Studies, DET-WIP, Divination, Floo-Bakery, Floo-Knockturn, Floo-Pemberley, FLOO-Madam Malkin's, Floo-WWW1, Floo-WWW2, Floo-Tea Break, Flying, HEAD-Spectrespecs, HEAD-Sword+SPEW, HEAD-Willow, Herbology, HoM, House Unity, House Pride, Iron Chef-Dill, MS, Potions, Quidditch-Colors, Quidditch-Warmup, Quidditch-Lap, Quidditch-Practice Shots, Quidditch-Beater, Quidditch-Chaser, Quidditch-Keeper, Quiddich-Seeker, Quidditch-Time Out, Quidditch-Snitch+SPEW, Quidditch-Goal+SPEW, Quidditch-Half Time, SoAR, Transfiguration

fishstix43:  DET-Stash, Quidditch-Warmup, Quidditch-Keeper,  
gaudiknight: Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, CoMC, DET-WIP, DET-Reparo, DET-Stash, DET-Advanced Studies, Divination, FLOO-Night Circus, FLOO-Florean Fortescue, Floo-Tea Break, Flying, HEAD-Prophecy, HEAD-Sword+SPEW, Herbology, HoM+SPEW, House Pride, HoM, Quidditch-Seeker, Quidditch-Chaser, Quidditch-Beater, Quidditch-Keeper, Quidditch-Goal, Quidditch-Half Time, Quidditch-Time Out, Quidditch-Snitch,
katiebread: Divination, Flying, Herbology, HoM, House Pride, MS,  
midkiffsjoy: CoMC, HEAD-June,
Moonflame: Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, DADA, DET-Stash, Divination, HEAD-Whomping Willow, Herbology, HoM, MS, Quidditch-Lap, Quidditch-Chaser, Quidditch-Goal, Quidditch-Half Time, Quidditch-Time Out, Quidditch-Snitch, Transfiguration,  
patty_o_furniture: Alchemy, Apparition, DADA, Quid-Lap,
PerfectlyBohemian: CoMC, FLOO-Bakery,
PhoenixWolf: MS
seeuudee:  Floo-Night Circus, FLOO-Knockturn, HEAD-June, House Pride, Quidditch-Colors, Quidditch-Warmup, Quidditch-Lap, Quiditch-Practice Shots,

Audania1: Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, DET-Reparo, DET-Advanced Studies, DET-Stash, Divination, FLOO-Knockturn, FLOO-Madam Malkin's, Flying, HEAD-July Prophecy, HEAD-Whomping Willow, Herbology, HoM, House Unity, MS, Potions, Quidditch-Warmup, SoAR  
edelC: Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, DADA, DET-Stash, DET-Reparo, Divination, FLOO-Pemberley, Flying, HEAD-Prophesy, HEAD-Sword, Herbology, HoM, House Pride, House Unity, Iron Chef-Horseradish (no pic-no points), MS, Potions, Quidditch-Colors, Quidditch-Warmup, Quidditch-Lap, Quidditch-Chaser, Quidditch-Seeker, Quidditch-Beater, Quidditch-Goal, Quidditch-Half Time, Quidditch-Time Out, Quidditch-Snitch, SoAR  
imera: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Det-Stash, DET-Reparo, Floo-Bakery, Floo-Night Circus, FLOO-Knockturn Alley, Floo-WWW1, Floo-WWW2, HEAD-June, HEAD-Sword, Iron Chef-Anchovies, Iron Chef-Horseradish, MS, Potions, Quidditch-Lap, Quidditch-Colors, Quidditch-Warmup, Quidditch-Practice Shots, SoAR, Transfiguration,  
jellybean89: Apparition, Astronomy, Charms, DET-WIP, FLOO-Fortescue, FLOO-Madam Malkin's+SPEW, HEAD-Sword+SPEW, Herbology+SPEW, Quidditch-Keeper+SPEW, Quidditch-Seeker, Quidditch-Snitch+SPEW, Quidditch-Time Out, SoAR+SPEW,  
JS: Alchemy+SPEW, Arithmancy, Apparition+SPEW, Astronomy, CoMC+SPEW, Charms, DADA+SPEW, Divination, DET-Advanced Studies, FLOO-Fortescue, FLOO-Madam Malkin's, Floo-WWW1, Floo-WWW2, Flying, HEAD-Sword of Gryffindor, HEAD-Whomping Willow, Herbology+SPEW, HoM+SPEW, Iron Chef-Arborio Rice, MS, Potions+SPEW, Quidditch-Seeker+SPEW, Quidditch-Beater, Quidditch-Goal, Quidditch-Half Time, Quidditch-Time Out, Quidditch-Snitch, SoAR, Transfiguration,
rhinoceroses: Alchemy, Arithmancy, CoMC, Floo-Bakery, Floo-Night Circus,
StudioANF: Potions,

Ant Bee: DET-WIP, DET-Stash+SPEW, FLOO-Florean Fortescue, Floo-Madam Malkin's, Flying+SPEW, Herbology+SPEW, House Unity+SPEW, Quid-Warmup+SPEW, Quidditch-Practice+SPEW,
ErinAquaheart: Alchemy, Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, DADA, DET-WIP, DET-Stash, DET-Reparo, Divination, Floo-WWW1, Floo-WWW2, Floo-Tea Break, Flying, HEAD-Whomping Willow, Herbology, House Pride, House Unity, HoM, MS, Potions, SoAR, Transfiguration  
Inselaeffchen: Potions,

~*Point Totals*~
Gryffindor: 3 students, 1335 points, for an average of 445 points per student.
Hufflepuff: 8 students, 1130 points, for an average of 141.25 points per student.
Ravenclaw: 7 students, 2240 points, for an average of 320 points per student.
Slytherin: 3 students, 555 points, for an average of 185 points per student.

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September 16 - 22 -- jellybean89's Skull Shawl Tablecloth
September 9 - 15 -- Ant Bee's Baby pixie bonnet
September 2 - 8 -- jellybean89's Snow Country Super Scarf
August 26 - September 1 -- gaudiknight's Candyfloss Baby Blanket
August 19 - 25 -- Moonsflame's Cookie Witch Hat
August 12 - 18 -- JS's Birthday Painting
August 5 - 11 -- Abbeeroad's Snarky Fairy Godmother Tin
July 29 - August 4 -- edelC's Maleficient Mini Quilt
July 22 - 28 -- Mistress Jennie's JoyfulClover Doll
July 15 - 21 -- Audania1's Handmade Soaps and Bath Salts
July 8 - 14 -- edelC's Miniature Painting
July 1 -7 -- Moonflame's A Round of Ramen
June 24 - 30 -- rhinoceroses's Baklava Cake
June 17 - 23 -- jellybean89's Moe of Change Parasol
June 10 - 16 -- Mistress Jennie's Elise Shawl
June 3 - 9 -- PerfectlyBohemian's Mushy the Mothman
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What are OWLs and NEWTs?

  • 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 than typical crafting projects. They can be in any category or genre that you wish
  • 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. The possibilities are endless!

How long should an OWL or NEWT take?
  • OWLs and NEWTs are more time-consuming than regular 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. That being said...
  • OWLs should generally take 3-4 weeks to complete
  • NEWTs should generally take more than a month to complete

Proposing an OWL or NEWT

  • 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
  • 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
  • When you have settled on a challenging project that will take the required amount of time that you would like to propose, post in the HPC thread using the following header:

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

  • Your proposed project will be added to the ongoing list of proposed OWLs/NEWTs by the Advanced Studies Examiner, Abbeeroad
  • Please note, you may only work on 1 OWL and 1 NEWT at a time. Please do not propose new OWLs/NEWTs until your current ones are complete
  • You may propose an OWL or NEWT at any time during the semester
  • OWLs and NEWTs can carry over to the next semester
  • If you decide to abandon and OWL or NEWT project, notify your Advanced Studies Examiner, Abbeeroad, and the log will be erased from the record. Once you have submitted to have an old OWL or NEWT erased, you can propose a new one
  • Please note, after 3 years, old OWLs/NEWTs will be removed from the log automatically unless an extension is requested by an active HPC member
Completing an OWL or NEWT

  • Once you propose, you may start your OWL or NEWT right away! You do not need to wait for approval to begin crafting
  • Feel free to add progress pics in the HPC thread. Advanced Studies Fridays is a great time to share!
  • Once your project is complete, post a picture of your project in the HPC using the header provided below

Project Name:
Project Page Link: (if available)
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques used, any fun tips, etc.)
Project Picture:

Posting completed OWLs will earn your House 100 points. Completed NEWTs will earn 150 points!
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jenleahlynn: Arithmancy, December 15, 2017
whistlefish; Astronomy option 3, July 29th 2016

fatewineroses; SoAR, June 29th 2016
fishstix43: Successful work pants, August 26, 2019
gaudiknight: Transfiguration OWL - Dragon Quilt, September 9, 2019
J_Kieviet: Alchemy #1, June 3, 2017
katiebread: Potions - Polyjuice Potion, July 16, 2018
madcrafter: Charms, February 22, 2019
Moonflame: Muggle Studies, Feb 10, 2018
patty_o_furniture: Divination 2, Dec 10, 2018
plaidpineapple: Alchemy Option 1, October 7, 2017

Audania1: History of Magic, February 5, 2019
bluejanuary: CoMC Option 1, Feb 22nd 2016
JS: Herbology - Mounted Peavey September 28,2019
nerdplusneedle (Noxika): Charms, October 03, 2016
noodle-bug: DADA, Oct 15, 2018
primrosepetunia: Transfiguration, Option 1, February 21, 2017
TheArtsyRaven: Muggle Studies, June 6, 2018
tiamatfire: SoAR, March 16, 2018

Ashes7727, Charms, March 5, 2018
audio: Arithmancy, June 11th 2016
cheyenneatheart: Transfiguration Option 1, May 4, 2018
ErinAquaheart: Potions Option 1, February 28, 2019
Inselaeffchen: "Drawlloween 2019" stitchalong, September 26, 2019
Ladychris2010: Potions, option1 Jan 01 2016
TechnicolorAquahearts: Arithmancy, August 14, 2017

~*Completed Owls*~

Hufflepuff: gaudiknight: Ginkgo Crescent Shawl, September 8, 2019
Ravenclaw: JS: Alchemy, September 4, 2019
Ravenclaw: jellybean89: Skull Tablecloth, September 16, 2019
Ravenclaw: JS: Apparition - Wood Table, September 27, 2019


jenleahlynn: Charms, Revelio, September 24, 2019
Mistress Jennie: Astronomy, Feb 10, 2018
rockmygypsysoul: Muggle Studies, September 11, 2017

gaudiknight: COMC april 8th 2016
J_Kieviet: CoMC, June 3, 2017

Audania1: Transfiguration, May 21, 2018
edelC: Steampunk Costume, September 7, 2019
FiberAlchemist: Transfiguration June 10th 2016
jellybean89: Arithmancy, February 7, 2019
JS: Alchemy: Multi Wine Holder, September 6, 2019
tiamatfire: Charms, April 30, 2018

Ant Bee: SoAR, February 4, 2019
ErinAquaheart: SoAR, June 10, 2018
TechnicolorAquahearts: Charms, August 14, 2017

~*Completed NEWTs*~

Gryffindor: Mistress Jennie: Potions, September 30, 2019 (ON HOLD) COMPLETE!
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