CLASS : Flying
HOUSE : Hufflepuff
PROJECT NAME : flamingo set
DESCRIPTION: Truth is I don’t like birds very much, but I have a dear friend whose daughter had a stuffed flamingo that went everywhere with her. She made me promise I would help her make an outfit for her niece or nephew when she became an aunty (she was 10), she became an aunty 4 years ago, but was sadly killed in a car accident 6 months later. This fabric jumped out at me about 6 months after, and I instantly thought “her sister is expecting a girl or soon will be”, and yep, facebook post later that week told me she was expecting, so I bought the fabric.
I finally got outfits made, 2 girls 4yo and 3yo, and a boy almost 2. So although I don’tcare for birds, flamingos hold a special place in my heart
CLASS : Flying
I’m sure the mum will appreciate not only the clothes but also the reminder of her sister and that you remembered your promise to help make outfits.
They are really cute! Love that the girls have different coloured tops to them - the same but different.
Just realised that some of my bits and pieces fulfill class requirements
We’ll start with
I made my first fabric masterboard a while ago, using net curtain as the ‘bread’ for the scrap sandwich. I wasn’t at all happy with it, and almost threw it out.
This time I used net on the top, but heavyweight interfacing on the bottom and it worked much better.
It will be used to create a piece to decorate the back of a denim jacket for my exam (even though there are no exams this year, we still need to keep working do we can argue for a better grade).
First paper masterboard
I’ve been really struggling to do any crafting at all recently, like many of us.
I had agreed to a personal swap and wasn’t sure how to start, so I decided a masterboard would be a simple way to go.
I found it very relaxing, especially after a fraught morning with my boys.
It really gave me the nudge I needed to get out of the rut, and I made 2 more master boards and found new direction with my college work too.
Advanced Studies Proposal
I’m planning a Victorian costume for myself and purchased this authentic Victorian crochet pattern last night. I don’t have the correct yarn (no fingering weight, nor cotton or wool, which is what would have been used) but I’m going to make it anyway - acrylic double knit will have to do, at least until I can get something more appropriate.
This is my 2nd advanced studies project
Psst… If any of you have Audible, the Tales of Beadle the Bard read by Warwick Davis, Jason Isaacs, Jude Law, Evanna Lynch, Bonnie Wright & a few others, is currently FREE for today only. It’s their deal of the day.
Class or Challenge Title: Headmistress’ Challenge - March
Project Name & Page Link: Spring Floral Doll Dress
Brief Description: With Spring fast approaching I have been pawing through my stash to find some appropriately spritely floral prints.
There is such fantastic work going on in this craftalong! Keep up the great work.
Challenge: Detention: Stash
Project Name & Page Link: Face masks I used a common box pleat style for 2 of them, and this pattern for the horse one:
Brief Description: My friend’s family is immuno-compromised. I made these face masks for them. Right now they can’t get a hold of n95 masks, but if they are able to the masks have a pocket where they can insert the mask to help prolong it’s life. Everything used came from my stash.
Class or Challenge Title: Study of Ancient Runes
Project Name & Page Link: Cashew Cranberry Bites Recipe
Brief Description: There are four base ingredients to this recipe: oats, dried cranberries, cashews, and maple syrup. They’re simple to make (if you have a food processor) and easy to modify. I almost submitted these for the Arithmancy prompt. I improved this most recent batch by rolling the balls of dough in some cocoa powder. Less sticky and even more decadent tasting. I also used raw cashews instead of roasted ones as I had previously. I didn’t think this would make a difference, but it made them much less oily!
I really love all the different prompts for this semester even if I’m behind on completing many. But I’ve been checking almost daily to see all the wonderful projects folk have been posting.
Hufflepuffs! I have updated our points spreadsheet. There have been five new & returning Huffles who posted for the first time this semester during March. Welcome aboard! we can’t wait to see what you craft next
Everyone! Hufflepuff will be hosting a Virtual Easter Egg Hunt this month.
Any projects inspired by eggs or bunnies submitted during April will be entered into a prize drawing. Enter as many times as you wish, but please be sure to include “Hufflepuff Easter Egg Hunt” in your project’s header. I will keep a list of entries up in the Hufflepuff Common Room.
@plaidpineapple, Your masks are wonderful, but the prompt you posted them under closed weeks ago, so they aren’t eligible for House Points. The Book Club Challenges are each 2 weeks long, replacing the Floo prompts. If you wish to repost them under a prompt that is active, please feel free to do so.
Have you guys all seen this. It’s excellent
Sorry about that, I need to read better ! I will find another prompt for it Fixed-using the detention stash prompt.
A new Headmistress Challenge has been posted! And no, it’s not an April Fool’s prank. It’s a real challenge.
Thank you for sharing! I need to make some! My mom, whom I share a house with, started chemo and radiation last week, so we all have to be extra careful now!
Hi everyone! Life has been crazy in the past month. Not just with coronavirus but also because we found out my mom had a brain tumor at the end of February and had 2 brain surgeries. We found it its glioblastoma, which is the most aggressive type of brain cancer. She started M-F radiation last week and daily chemo pills. My family shares a home with my mom and dad, so we all have been extra careful and pretty much locked down. Life threw a lot at us all at once. I’m finally starting to peek up a little and get use to what life is giving us. I’ve been taking my mom to daily appointments and taking care of kiddos and house. BUT I’ve managed to get a little bit of fun in, too! (sorry for the novel, but I love you guys and wanted to tell you my news,)
~ ADVANCED STUDIES PROPOSAL ~
Project Name: Castle cross-stitch
Brief Description: I contacted abbeeroad about my project. I started it last year and I’m about half way done with it. Its a big project and i’m a slow stitcher. I had set it aside, but I’m finally starting to make some progress on it again. I bought the pattern off etsy last year. It is a cross stitch pattern that uses two strands of thread on a cream fabric.
Here is my starting point:
Wow, Jillybeans. I can’t imagine how stressful and worrisome this time is for you and your family. Sending big hugs, you are in my thoughts.
Your cross-stitch looks like it will be amazing.
Brain tumor is horrible, and it happening with the virus is even worse. Good luck with everything, your mom, the kids, the house. Stay safe
Class or Challenge Title: Apparition
Project Name & Page Link: Sylvia & Socrates Squirrel Lanterns
Brief Description: Confession time: A few years ago, just after I had gotten my Silhouette, our annual April Fool’s fun came around, and I waited too long to decide what to do. After all, I had this cool new cutting tool! All I had to do was take it out of the box and let it craft for me, right? Wrong. I had 2 major craft fails that day, and became rather frantic about it. In the end, I managed to make 1 or 2 small projects, but I did NOT make friends with my Silhouette that day. So this year I decided to right that wrong, by making a perfectly finished, not-at-all-shoved-way-down-in-the-trash craft project with my machine. I created two paper lanterns of cute little squirrels.
Class or Challenge Title: Charms
Project Name & Page Link: Dougie the Derpy Worm Bookmark
Brief Description: Bookmarks are a lifesaver for lazy readers. Letting you find where you left off in your book, rather than having to page back and forth to find your place.
Class or Challenge Title: Make Your Own Holiday
Project Name & Page Link: Bangers & Mash with Buttered Peas
Brief Description: Despite social distancing, my husband & I made our own fun holiday on St. Pat’s, complete with delicious Irish bangers.
Class or Challenge Title: Make Your Own Holiday
Project Name & Page Link: Bunnicula & Bunny Bok Choy Earrings
Brief Description: April Fool’s fun to cheer us all during the pandemic. I created a quick project of Bunnicula, by decorating a rabbit figurine I found at Target many weeks ago. Back when you could decide to just go to Target. And a set of bok choy bunny earrings made with lampwork glass beads.