Project: crochet hydrangea
Description: For the Color in a box swap I made @kittykill some fingerless gloves and when they were finished I felt the package needed a little something else. She had mentioned a longing for Spring so I decided to make an everlasting bloom that could be displayed when real flowers were hard to come by. Using a styrofoam ball as the base I crocheted several tones of blue yarn into 3 sizes of flowers and, using pearl bead topped pins I affixed them to the ball. It took forever to arrange and rearrange them into a flower I liked the look of. There is no good way that I found to photograph it that it doesn’t look like a hot mess, but trust me that I, at least, liked how it came out and deemed it “giftable.”
Project: fingerless gloves
Description: These are the gloves for the Color in a Box swap. I used DGY’s silk yarn to make soft, very colorful, hand warmers. They have cabled wrists but the yarn sort of blinds you to them. I hope they keep her hands warm and her spirits up as she types away on her homework, etc.
Challenge: Headmistress February
I made Red Velvet cupcakes for the family. Out of my cooking wheelhouse but fun.
I forgot to say I used the box recipe for these cupcakes.
Welcome Mel! I don’t think I’ve seen you in the HPC before? (Please ignore me if you aren’t new!) Your cupcakes look great!
I’m new this is my first post.
I’m sorry should’ve introduced myself.
I’m Mel a Non-Binary Femme in NC. I’m the house of Slytherin. I have 3 young adult children and one grandson along with a grand dog.
I am a Healer and Birthworker by day. I mainly do crotchet currently. I keep a project with me so while the little one is sleep I can craft.
I am in the Happy Mail swap which I enjoy bc I love sending notes.
Awesome! I love that you dived right in!
Thanks. I knew I was missing something from my post.
Class or Challenge Title: Potions
Project Name & Page Link: A Pair of Magic Pillowcases
Brief Description: I used the Magic Pillowcase tutorial (link above) to create these sleep-inducing bedtime accessories. They’re a birthday present for DS2 to coordinate with his batik colorwash quilt (the accent stripe is leftover binding).
Class or Challenge Title: Potions
Project Name & Page Link: A Flock of Rainbow Dragon Loveys
Brief Description: I’ve heard way too many horror stories from parents who lost their kiddos favorite blanket, or who were frantic to soothe a crying baby when their blanket was in the wash, so I kinda went nuts and made 4 Loveys for Godzilla. Hopefully they will help soothe the monster baby, and she can sleep and snuggle with them when she’s bigger.
Welcome @melg78! Looks like you are already making Slytherin House proud
@MistressJennie the multiple blankies is a good plan. Just… when she gets a bit bigger, dont let her know how many there are. My sister had 3 identical knitted blankies, and for a good 2 years we had to take all 3 of them everywhere, she would count them about a million times a day
Class or Challenge Title: Hermione’s Book Club Chapter 15
Project Name & Page Link: More Hair Bows
Brief Description: I’ve always wanted to make these faux leather hair bows for my girls. Its going splendidly! I got the patterns off etsy, cut them out with the cricut, and assembled them.
Class or Challenge Title: WIP
Project Name & Page Link: Framed Cross Stitches
Brief Description: I completed a couple cross stitches 3 years ago and never got around to framing them. I pulled them out in 2020 to do as my quarantine project, but it never happened. But I finally got them washed, ironed, cut framed and in their new homes!
@melg78, welcome to the Craftalong! Slytherin is lucky to have you
Excellent advice! I’ll remember that darling.
@jillybeans, your framed cross stitches look awesome!
Class or Challenge Title: Care of Magical Creatures
Project Name & Page Link: Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Muffins
Brief Description: Whenever I think of the Lord of the Rings, I think of the Hobbits obsession with delicious foods. Especially comfort foods, served in their cozy Hobbit holes. So I made some chocolate oatmeal muffins to cheer up a cold, grey morning. I modified this recipe slightly, using some white whole wheat flour, replacing the milk with non-dairy, and the butter with canola oil. I also added in a tablespoon of (decaf) instant coffee to the wet ingredients to punch up the chocolate flavor. Since I didn’t have regular chocolate chips, I used up a dark chocolate bar and some white chocolate chips in the cupboard.
Oh, yum! Those look delicious! I’ve seen jokes about how The Hobbit/LotR is basically a recipe blog post with lots of story and recipes thrown in here and there.
Class or Challenge Title: Headmistress - Show Some Love Challenge
Project Name & Page Link: Crocheted Rainbow Hooded Sweatshirt
Brief Description: This sweater is for my sweet, little boy - one of the dearest people in my life. He just adores rainbows and things that are cozy and cuddly. For his birthday, I wanted to show him how much I love him…a sweater in fingering weight yarn is a decent start.
@plaidpineapple, I was just going to Hermione’s Homework Planner, and noticed that someone has been recording their progress on the Master Sheet. I believe, based on the comments written in Advanced Studies (being listed as a collared shirt), that these are your notes. Please be sure to record on YOUR sheet of the Homework Planner. It’s the one labeled as plaidpineapple along the bottom of the spreadsheet. I’ll give you a day or so before I erase the notes made in the Master Sheet so you can copy them over. Thank you!
Oh no, I am so sorry!! I fixed it, my bad.
No worries, it happens. I just didn’t want you to lose your notes because I deleted them from the Master without telling you.
Tendstowardchaos, that hoodie is fabulous.
~ ADVANCED STUDIES PROPOSAL ~
Project Name: Wool Coat
Brief Description: I have been wanting to make a wool coat/jacket for a while but kept holding out for the perfect green wool. Alas, it seems to not exist. But I found a burgundy runner-up and decided to give it a go. It is a pricey fabric so I will need to do some prefitting and alterations in hopes of not wasting any of the fabric. My goal is to have it done in a few months, but I also know I tend to take a lot longer on my big projects than I plan. Either way-I figure starting in Feb it shoud be ready to wear next winter
This is awesome! I can’t wait to see! I’m so jealous of your hand-made wardrobe.
Added to the log. Good luck!