CLOSED: Harry Potter Craftalong - Midsummer 2020

I first lost 25kg (55 pounds) a couple of years ago, but then had a break from keto - which wasn’t a great idea >_<. Now I’m back since the end of Jan this year, and I have another 8 or so kilos (17 pounds) to go and I will be at my goal weight. Best of luck to you and your husband, I love keto!

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Class or Challenge Title: Book Club Ch 10
House: Gryffindor
Project Name & Page Link: Poppy Pendant on Sari Silk Ribbon
Brief Description: This piece was just sent off to an LC friend who I adore. She continues to inspire me with her open and honest friendship, her enthusiasm for whatever I’m working on at the moment, her solid advice on just about everything under the sun, and most of all her inherent outside-the-box thinking. I would say that much of our friendship is built upon our pushing one another to new levels of creativity, and I would be much the poorer without it.
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Class or Challenge Title: Quidditch - Stonewall Stormers
House: Gryffindor
Project Name & Page Link: Silk Air Plant Hanger
Brief Description: This piece was just sent off to an LC friend on Saturday, and already arrived! It’s an air plant hanger, made from Darn Good Yarn’s Worsted Weight Silk Roving yarn. It’s definitely what I would consider one the best yarns to work with. It’s upcycled from silk waste that would otherwise end in a landfill, it’s incredibly smooth and a pleasure to crochet with, and best of all, it’s fair trade, meaning the artisans who make it are paid a fair wage, and given a safe space to work. (Really sorry for the lousy picture!)
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A new Hermione’s Book Club Challenge has been posted…

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Class or Challenge Title: Iron Chef - Blueberries
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Blueberry Cornmeal Olive Oil Cake
Brief Description: I went through heck trying to get these blueberries yesterday. When I scanned them at the self-checkout, the computer told me to ‘Put item aside’. The sweet attendant said that the computers weren’t recognizing blueberries, and ran over to produce to get another one. That didn’t work, so she tried taking a pic on her phone of the sku # on the signs. That one was blurry. She ran over a third time, and got a clean shot, and the computer accepted it. But by then a manager had come over to try to help, and noticed that while it did scan, it was overcharging me by $1. She didn’t want to sell them to me over priced. LOL. I finally assured her that I was fine with the non-sale price, and she reluctantly let me pay an extra dollar to leave the store with my precious berries.

Thank goodness, because this cake was worth it! Lightly sweet, rather than a huge sugar rush. If you try it, be sure to use a deep cake pan like a spring form, or a deep pie plate. The original 9" cake tin I tried to use was wayyyyy to short, and I had to pour it out into a glass pie plate. Hence the blueberries being on the bottom instead of the middle, where they should be. Didn’t matter, the cake was lovely.
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hourglasses
:zap: Headmistress Jennie casts the House Points Charm! :zap:

Hey @imera! Your Piexinhos da horta sounds delicious, but please remember when submitting cooking projects, you must provide a full recipe (complete with actual amounts & cooking times) OR a link to a complete recipe.

~ ADVANCED STUDIES PROPOSAL ~
Project Name: Scrappy Quilt Top
House: Hufflepuff
Brief Description: I am going to practice my apparation skills by relocating tons of scraps from a huge pile into a magnificent formation in a scrappy quilt. This advanced studies will focus on creating the quilt top. I hope to have the quilt top done within a couple of months.

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Class or Challenge Title: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: Doll Dress
Brief Description: I don’t differentiate between colors all that well. Someone else might have a specific name for this shade but to me it is just a cheery bright blue (it’s a little more vibrant in person than in the picture).

Class or Challenge Title: Herbology
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: Planner Spread
Brief Description: I am attempting to turn over a new leaf as far as housecleaning goes (just started a modified version of the Fly Lady system - not too sure how I feel about it yet but it at least provides structure), and decided to commemorate the effort in my planner with this themed kit. (Also memorable because this was my first time successfully getting my Silhouette to work on a printable. Huzzah!). The colors are very soothing and there’s a bit of green in the kit to go with the general blue and white color scheme.

Class or Challenge Title: Quidditch Match 1 - Barnton Quidditch
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: Doll Dress
Brief Description: As demonstrated by the picture for the CoMC prompt, my smallest standard doll dress is less than 4 inches square. I can make smaller, but it’s not any fun.

Class or Challenge Title: Quidditch Match 2 - Falmouth Falcons
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: Doll Dress
Brief Description: Dark Colors

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Class or Challenge Title: Alchemy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: https://blog.dogundermydesk.com/2010/11/little-dog-harness-tutorial/
Brief Description: We are adopting our first puppy. We are already so in love with it. To celebrate I made a cutie patootie harness. It has a D ring to attach the leash.

Class or Challenge Title: Detention:Stash
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/sew-a-dog-coat-pattern-2977690
Brief Description: I made this dog coat for chilly day walks. It has a top waterproof layer and polartec lining. It should provide excellent protection for my new puppy. Everything was made from my stash.

@plaidpineapple That harness is so cute! I hope you’ll share an action shot. We all need more puppy pictures in our life.

I’m making pretty good progress on my advanced studies quilt (and hope to have something to share this Friday) but I need a mid-to-long term knitting project to work on during interminable Zoom meetings. To that end I would like to propose a 2nd Advanced Studies project!

~ ADVANCED STUDIES PROPOSAL ~
Project Name: Yellow Gradient Socks
House: Hufflepuff
Brief Description: Make a pair of socks using the Aava pattern. I hope to have them completed by August, but I’m not holding my breath.

~ COMPLETED ADVANCED STUDIES ~
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Klaziena Shawl
Brief Description: It’s finally done! I’ve been working on this one since Christmas Eve, and I’m so glad it’s done.
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Class/Challenge: Defense Against the Dark Arts
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Blue Masks
Brief Description: For DADA, I made some masks to help a family member. I used a mixture of 2 patterns: A.B. Mask & A.B. Mask 2.0.
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Class/Challenge: Quidditch Round 1, #8: Chudley Cannons
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Dumpling Kitty
Brief Description: I love making things out of yarn, so for this round, I crocheted a dumpling kitty. :slight_smile:
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(pattern)

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That dumpling kitty is so cute!!

Headmistress, that shawl is stunning!!!

Gaudiknight, I totally hear you on the zoom meetings lol. I’m making a baby blanket!

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Mistress Jennnie, I have to try that cake! It looks and sounds soooo good! (And I’m not even a huge cake person.) And oh my goodness, is that shawl ever gorgeous!!

Trillian, your dolly dresses are always so charming! And your Happy Planner spreads are such an inspiration!

PlaidPineapple, the puppy parkas are adorable! What great fabrics! Enjoy your new baby!!

Jellybean, awesome job on the masks! Your dumpling kitty is darling!! I love his happy little face! :slight_smile:

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that shawl is beautiful!

Advanced Studies Friday Update!

Class/Challenge: Advanced Studies Challenge 2nd time
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name and Link: Working away on the Annie’s Crochet Sampler
Description: Here are 9 of the blocks I’ve done this week. It definitely was more than 2 hours of work but it is totally relaxing and satisfying.

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Yay! Advanced Studies Friday, indeed. You guys have been busy!

@plaidpineapple and @MistressJennie - Congratulations on completing your AS projects! You have each earned 100 points for your house! :tada: :tada:

@Audania, @plaidpineapple, @Trillian - your AS proposals have been added to the project log! Happy crafting!

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Class or Challenge Title: Detention - Advanced Studies
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: Start of the Monster Nine-Patch
Brief Description: I took some time to make up the nine-patches that will then be cut apart to make the blocks for my next quilt-top.

Before

After

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**~ ADVANCED STUDIES PROPOSAL ~
Project Name: Bedding for my nieces
House: Hufflepuff
Brief Description:
Bedding for my nieces
3 twin quilts, pillow shams, and cases, using cotton for the top, faux fur for the back, possibly minky sheets as well.

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Hey @Teachergirl! That sounds like a great Advanced Studies project. :smile:
In future if possible, try to use the header we have in the Advanced Studies Post. The bolded text, and House Info make it easier on Abbeeroad & I, when we’re scrolling through the Craftalong, to see these proposal posts, and update the list quickly & easily. Thank you! :slightly_smiling_face:

Here’s a copy of the header:
~ ADVANCED STUDIES PROPOSAL ~
Project Name:
House:
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques used, materials using, plan of action, expected timeline, etc.)

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