CLOSED: Harry Potter Craftalong - Ostara 2022

Those are adorable!

:earth_americas: Iron Chef Around the World Challenge :earth_americas:

We’ll continue our tour of the world for Iron Chef this term. Our first stop is…

February :brazil: Brazil - Try out some coxinhas, a frozen caipirinha, or Brazilian chocolate truffles.

As always, there is a sticker surprise for any HPCer who completes all 4 challenges this term!


Class or Challenge Title: Detention - Advanced Studies
House: Slytherin :snake:
Project Name & Page Link: Fifteen Stars Quilt
Brief Description: I made some decent progress by sewing, cutting, pressing, and trimming 78 HST squares. This quilt seems to be flying by. Big difference between following a pattern and just making it up as you go.
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Great progress!

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**Class or Challenge Title:**Detention-stash
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: Zipper pouch
Brief Description: Made a zipper pouch from some stash material.


Project Name: Birthday gift for my best friend, the case of happiness
House: Slytherin
Brief Description: Because I convinced my friend to join I won’t give away too much information, in case she reads this :stuck_out_tongue: I’m making her a birthday gift which originally I thought would maybe take a few hours tops, but when going to look for the right case I found something way WAY better. So now for my AS I’m going to transform an old dusty and icky case into a magical case that will hold what I can only describe as happiness.


Intriguing! Can’t wait to see it finished. I’ve added it to the log!

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Class or Challenge Title: Detention - Reparo
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Cleaning the Star Quilt
Brief Description: Early on in the pandemic, the lovely Edel & I swapped quilt tops. Last year I quilted it up, and afterwards, decided to wash it so it would have that softened, crinkled quilt quality about it. Sadly, a few of the bright pink squares bled color ALL OVER the quilt front, and even the backing. I wasn’t sure how to repair the damage, so it got put aside for a while. But now I want to hang it in the nursery, so I needed to see what I could do to fix it. I used this technique, with the Dawn dish soap in my bathtub, soaked for 3-4 hours, then washed it with a few Shout Color Catchers and it came out good as new.
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The magenta paisley fabric, which is repeated a few times in the quilt, bled heavily, especially on these 3 pink & white blocks, which had become solid pink, making it much harder to see the star pattern. Now they’re nice and white again!

Even the white backing is free of the hot pink spots that covered it before. Now I just need to add some corner pockets and hang it up this afternoon.

Class or Challenge Title: Headmistress - February
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Spiced Pear & Pecan Oatmeal Muffins
Brief Description: Today is a Snow Day Ice Day. It rained yesterday, then dropped below freezing overnight, and now everything is covered with ice, and there are a lot of accidents in town. (The South doesn’t really salt & sand roads, or even own the trucks to do so, and so it’s worse down here, than a snowy morning in the North.) Jim is working from home, which I know he doesn’t like, but I secretly love it. I like the feeling of someone else being in the house, and I love knowing my family is all safe and sound. But it is cold and gross outside, so on these kinda days, I love to make something warm and comforting.
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Great job on fixing the bleeding! Gorgeous quilt.

Kicking of the term with a simple lil repair job

Challenge: Detention Reparo
House: Hufflepuff
Project: waistcoat repair
My friend’s waistcoat cinch broke at my house - the fabric was all torn apart. I would have liked to patch it and do visible mending (esp given the state of the fabric) but that’s not at all my friend’s vibe so I just did the neatest job I could -


Class or Challenge Title: Alchemy
House: Gryffindor
Project Name & Page Link: Triangle Hanging Pockets
Brief Description: I hand stitched triangular pockets onto the back of the Star quilt, so we could hang it in the nursery. I used the yard stick + Command Strips hanging trick.
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And here it is over the dresser.


Oh no,I can’t believe that the colour ran so much. But in so glad that you were able to save it. It looks fabulous in the nursery. Only 9 weeks to go, I’m beyond thrilled for you guys :heart:

Advanced studies-finished.
House -ravenclaw.
Project, illuminated manuscript. It is finally done, it took about two months on and off. So glad to get it finished!!

It has its own thread here Illuminated manuscript. Aka the most insane project


Wow, that’s stunning @Edel

Class: Appirition
House: Hufflepuff
Project: frame backs

I have many picture frames which, now that my hall is painted, I want to hang. But they are mostly standing type frames, without hanging fixing… so I’ve pried off the stands & existing hardware and replaced them with circle hangers. I did 7 frames

The big problem I now face is that I don’t know how to get up to the wall I want to hang them on! It’s this wall above my stairs, I want to cover the whole thing including the very top… I could paint it with a long handled roller (the edges up there are… urm… messy! I was glad I was just dying white on white!) but I don’t know how to get up there to measure out & put nails in the wall. Any suggestions?

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I had a hallway like that, and tbh you need a long ladder and a second person, nothing else is safe!

And why was I not informed that those circular picture hanging thingys are available?!! Where did you get them. We’ve still not finished painting all our walls, so any pictures up are on existing nails. I have boxes of pictures and stuff to put up. Those circular dodads look really useful.

They’re designed for hanging decorative plates (!) - I get them from local hardware store but money on you can find online - look for disc hangers.

Maybe some sort of adjustable / multi-position ladder would help? (Little Giant is an example of a popular US brand.) A long ladder & a helper might be easier to find though. :slight_smile:

Amazing job on your AS project, Edel!! It’s fantastic!! AND you earned 100 points for your house!! :tada:


Absolutely stellar work on your Advanced Studies @Edel!

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Teachers pet :grin:


Class or Challenge Title: Muggle Studies
House: Slytherin
Project Name & Page Link: Indoor Snowball fight
Brief Description: I scoured the interwebz for some hints for a stronger pompom tute after my daughter requested an indoor snowball fight. I watched this one on a muggle cell phone and they seem pretty sturdy after round one of testing. I made 7 so far and used up a skein of Red Heart super saver that had a label for a contest that ended in march of 2018 (and a bit of a random ball of something from the apothecary jars) so I feel good about a stash-bust as well.
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