CLOSED: Harry Potter Craftalong - Ostara 2020

@AntBee, OMG it’s so adorable! And it fits her so well. :smiley:

@GMPNQ, good start to your project!

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@Whistlefish @GMPNQ - your AS proposals have been added to the project log! Happy studies! :slight_smile:

@AntBee - I cannot get over the cuteness!!!


Class: Detention - Repario
House: Hufflepuff
Project name: Catty Keyring
The keyring DS1 uses for his school locker key. The cord on it snapped so I used a scrap of ribbon’ to make a new one.
Lots more narrow ribbon on hand for next time it breaks!


Here’s my tangled chain of yarn onstage. I was so proud of my daughter. She did such a good job portraying Helen Keller. I think she’s a little sad that the show is over. I’m thinking about using the yarn to make something for her.


Oh, I love it!! And their costumes look superb! I’m glad to hear she did so well! :yellow_heart:

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:sparkles: :owl::love_letter: Urgent Owl from the Headmistress… :love_letter::owl::sparkles:

I am adding a new way for you to earn a 10 point bonus on projects! In addition to the 10 point bonus option for SPEW projects, you now have the ability to earn a 10 point bonus on projects created as part of Lettuce Craft board & site challenges. If you scroll up to the top, you will see that the line for SPEW in the Project Header now reads:

But Jennie, how do I find out about LC Challenges?

Glad you asked! New threads, including new Challenges, show up as “New” at the top of the homepage, and Challenges are generally pinned at the top of their respective boards. In addition, I have added an ongoing list of Current Lettuce Craft Challenges on the Crafty Shenanigans Board. Please note, the “Contests” section of the Shenanigans Board is actually for future site-wide contests, not board-specific challenges. But I figured it would be helpful to those who got turned around looking for things.

Can I double up on the bonus points?

If your project fulfills an LC challenge, AND it is going to a legitimate charity, it is possible to earn both 10 point bonuses. Meaning you can earn 15 base points for fulfilling a prompt + 10 point bonus for an LC challenge + 10 point bonus for a SPEW donation = for a total 35 points. But please take this seriously. You might craft an awesome piece of miniature art for the Miniaturize Your Craft challenge, but that doesn’t mean it’s something that a women’s shelter or a hospital needs as a donation. It must honestly work for both to get both sets of bonus points.


:zap: Headmistress Jennie casts the House Points Charm! :zap:

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@MistressJennie Exciting!! What a great incentive to participate in other boards on Lettuce Craft! :slight_smile:

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Class or Challenge Title: Herbology
House: Gryffindor
Project Name & Page Link: Scented Victorian Lavender Bookmark
Brief Description: While I was studying Moonwort for Herbology this semester I came across another herb with purple flowers! Similar to moonwort it can also inspire love and the banishment of bad feelings.
Project Picture: (More pictures and info in the linked post! :blush:)

And since I have no cross-stitch chill…I’m about to embark on ANOTHER cross stitch starting this evening so I figured I’d propose it for my second Advanced Studies. :slight_smile:

Project Name: “Grow Your Own”
House: Gryffindor
Brief Description: I had a hard time choosing my next pattern but in the end this one won. So instead of doing actual gardening like I should be doing I’m going to do this instead. :laughing: The pattern is from the April issue of Cross Stitcher Magazine and predicts 47 hours of stitching time. Totally Advanced Studies worthy in my opinion. Lol. Here’s the finished picture from the magazine of what it should look like:


@Whistlefish yes, 47 hours more than qualifies! Your proposal has been added to the AS project log. :slight_smile:

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I realised that it’s the last day of the month, and that there are some challenges that ends today! So here are two before the deadline.

Class or Challenge Title: Headmistress Monthly Prompts - Fan mail challenge
House: Slytherin
Project Name & Page Link: Purple valentine drink
Brief Description: Valentine is a day of love, and I really love my son, so I decided to make him something special. He loves pretty looking food and drinks, and this is no exception. I made the drink and he decorated it (and the tray) with sprinkles.
So, I fund this one recipe for a hot chocolate, it looked interesting. Of course I didn’t have all the things in the recipe, and because I was lazy and didn’t want to head out I decided to use what I had. There is no raspberry syrup, but I thought maybe I could make some berry syrup with blueberries and red currants I had in the freezer (I added a bunch to a pot, added some water and a bunch of sugar and used the thicker “sauce” in the drink and the berries on oatmeal) , instead of pink the drink ended up a pretty purple colour. I also didn’t have any whipped cream, so I decided to make some with coconut cream and powdered sugar, which I also had to make because I was out of that… in the end the drink tasted like coconut and some white chocolate, which is fine by me because I love coconut flavour.
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Class or Challenge Title: Iron Chef Challenges
House: Slytherin
Project Name & Page Link: Healthy granola bars
Brief Description: I’m looking for easy snacks/lunch options for my son and thought that this might be a great option. I followed the recipe, changing it up slightly by adding chia seeds and linseed, I thought of adding more but decided against it this time.
I also had fun making the cupcake liners, which I think worked out perfect, I’ll certainly make them again later.
Project Picture:

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Challenge: Headmistress challenge- fan mail
House: Slytherin
Project Name: platypus valentines.
Project description: I was inspired to make platypus themed valentines this year. I made them on pink cards!
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The Slytherin Scavenger Hunt starts tomorrow. I’ll be posting the prompts later tonight!

:zap: A new Headmistress Prompt has been posted! :zap:

The Slytherin Scavenger Hunt is underway! All the prompts have been posted in the Slytherin common room at the beginning of the thread.

There are 15 prompts and a cool prize package to be won by those of you who choose to participate! The Hunt will go until March 31st at midnight central standard time. As always these do not count for house points. But can be combined with class and challenge prompts.

Happy hunting!!!

Not sure if it’s just me, but couldn’t find it.
I thought it would be with the February one, but doesn’t seem to be?
Might just be me/my technology :woman_shrugging:t2:

Just had another look - the new one is there, but still says February.
Will there be a new Iron Chef challenge too?

Yep! Here’s the :woman_cook: :shallow_pan_of_food: :hocho: March Iron Chef :hocho: :shallow_pan_of_food: :woman_cook: prompt!

@MistressJennie will update the main post when she can! :smiley:

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Hi @GMPNQ. The Slytherin Scavenger Hunt is there. It’s not in the Craft Prompts post. It’s a few posts below in the Slytherin Common Room.

The new Headmistress prompt for March simply had a typo. I’ll fix it to say March, rather than February. And yes, there’s a new Iron Chef prompt. Sometimes prompts that start on a new month might take 1 extra day to show up. We’re all real people, and sometimes life happens, and we don’t get to it the first day. :slightly_smiling_face:

I am particularly bad when the 1st falls on a weekend. :upside_down_face: Thanks for the patience, friends! :slightly_smiling_face:

Class or Challenge: Astronomy
House: Gryffindor
Project Name & Page Link: Wide Open Pouch
Brief Description: I know what you’re thinking - what the heck does this pouch have to do with a dragon? Well, for my homework assignment I decided to challenge a dragon. (i.e. tackling a project that’s hard for me to beat and out of my comfort zone). I know it may not seem like much but I’m not a super good sewer. I get along fine-ish, but it’s not my wheelhouse. Zippers and liners seem so fiddly to me because I rarely do them but the real battle this time seemed to be the dang “wide open” corners. I had a heck of a time getting the fabric to pinch correctly so I could mark it off and sew it. I shall not let this dragon beat me though…i already picked out some fabric to battle this dragon again.
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