CLOSED: Harry Potter Craftalong - Ostara 2022

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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This is such a great idea! We have a set of stuffed snow balls gifted from the in-laws. I like yours better!!

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oh, thanks!

Wow, lots of gorgeous projects already! Here’s my first of the term. I haven’t done any consistent sewing lately, so I flubbed up by the numbers - cut one half of these upside-down, then cut and sewed the replacement side only to find out it was the same as the side I already had. OOF! Finally got these done, though, and my girl likes them, so WHEW!

Class: Muggle Studies
House: Hufflepuff
Description: I actually DID use my cell phone to hold down the pattern pieces, lol.
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That fabric! :heart_eyes:

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Class or Challenge Title: Arithmancy
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Aunt Sukie’s Table Runner, for Aunt Donna
Brief Description: I did not have a real plan or pattern for this project. I just kinda winged it! I was inspired by the November Block of the Month in the Quiltalong, to make the Aunt Sukie’s Choice block (which I had nominated). I didn’t have a project I wanted to use the block in, so I dug through my stash and found a few fat quarters I had bought to make something for my Aunt Donna with. (Her husband keeps bees, and they sell the honey together at local farmer’s markets, and so she loves all things bee-themed.) I created 4 of the same block, pieced them together with some sashing, and quilted it! Not bad for not having a plan.
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Challenge; Detention - WIP
House: Hufflepuff
Project: kitchen
So… I started this project in July… I got the curtain rail up and 2 shelves, but the shelves were harder than I thought (getting things level and holding them there to mark/attach single handed!) So I gave up before doing the final shelf (the prospect of having to add wanting to get equal spacing to the first pair, as one extra layer of faff, put me off). Buuuuut I have a new friend coming over on Monday and they’re an interior designer so I wanted to get this done at last! Big girl pants on, drill out, and I’ve finally finished my kitchen.


Challenge: Head Feb
House: Hufflepuff
Project: watercolour frame
So… this was defintly a valentines present to myself. A while ago I commissioned an artist to paint Tom and I on our boat, and since I got the piece I have been wondering how to frame it until I got the idea to use the same oak as we used to trim the boat. Unfortunately I had left the bits of left off on the boat when I sold it (in case new owner wanted to add to what we had done) but we brought it from a friend of ours who owns a forest and sells wood - he was able to prepare me some as similar as possible. I used it to make this very simple frame and a local place made the mat and got the glass for me.


That painting is gorgeous noodle. Love that you made it a frame. Your place is looking great!

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Your spaces are so lovely! Nice work!

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I love seeing your home come together, and reflect you so beautifully. The frame is an awesome make, for a beautiful painting. :heart:

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That’s a really lovely table runner @MistressJennie , I love how you can appreciate it from wherever you’re sitting at the table. The colours are so fresh and cheery.

That third shelf looks perfect there @Noodle , I bet you’re so happy to have it finished! Side note, it looks like it would be so fun to hang out in your home, what a happy space :hugs:


Project Name: Collared Button up Gauze Blouse
House: Hufflepuff
Brief Description: I have always avoided shirts and dresses that have collars. I once tried to make one MANY years ago, and it was a disaster. With the plethora of youtube videos how-to’s I have decided to tackle my fear of collars and learn how to sew them. I also have not had great luck with buttonholes and need to learn how to properly use my machine to master the art of the buttonhole maker.

It’s done, yay! I learned a lot making this shirt and I feel much more confident about collars and buttonholes , thanks to many youtube videos. I decided to go with dark wood buttons to wear with a earthy vibe necklace and my linen Clyde pants.


Challenge: Detention Repair/Alter
House: Hufflepuff
Project: This is the first quilt I ever made. A throw quilt for Christmas in highschool. It was before the days of the internet and I used a book from the library to figure out the top. However the bottom- I had no idea how to really piece it all together so their is a lot of extra spots of “extra” fabric floating around the back. The hand quilting I originally did has begun to come undone so I decided to reinforce it and fix it up a little bit. I did not completely redo it, I decided to revel in its imperfections as a testament to my quilting growth. However-it will now last through many more years.

Challenge: Headmistress February
SPEW: Yes for Lifting Hands/IRC
House: Hufflepuff
Project:Completed another twin size quilt for refugees from Afghanistan who are being settled locally through IRC.


Gorgeous! I’m so jealous of your new outfit! Go rock it!!

Besides being awesome, you earned 100 points for your house! :tada: