CLOSED: Harry Potter Craftalong - Yule 2020/21

Class or Challenge Title: Detention - Advanced Studies Challenge
House: Gryffindor
Project Name & Page Link: Winter Sampler
Brief Description: Thanks to 2+ hours of detention I am now officially half way done with my winter sampler! Check out my before/after to see my detention progress.
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Class or Challenge Title: Muggle Studies
House: Gryffindor
Project Name & Page Link: January Cross Stitch
Brief Description: My favorite of all muggle crafts currently…cross stitch! I prefer to do it the slow, muggle way rather than use magic. I actually completed this at the end of December so it’d be done for January but once I finished it it was tucked away into I found it again this week.

It’s from Cross Stitcher magazine by Cheryl McKinnon. There’s a design for every month. I’m going to do one each month for my own personal SAL. Not sure what I want to do with all them when I’m done, but I have plenty of time to think about it.
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@Whistlefish - love the design for January, I can’t wait to see the rest of the months :slight_smile: And the winter sampler is looking amazing.

Few more classes to turn in :smiley:

Class or Challenge Title: Apparition
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: Cross stitch is all about keeping track of the stitches.

This cross stitch kit was given to me a few years ago, but I had never got around to stitching it. Unfortunately the needle had been placed in the fabric and had gone slightly rusty, staining the fabric. I tried bleaching, which didn’t work, so stained the fabric in some tea and added some coffee granules. I then used wax crayons to add a tint of green. Quite pleased that the rust spots are no longer obvious although not 100% happy with the outcome!

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Class or Challenge Title: COMC
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: The hessian string used to tie this hexagon book reminds me of the thin fingers of a bowtruckle.

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Class or Challenge Title: Divination
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: These mini canvases were painted with a limited range of just 5 colours. The theme were pastel colours and dots and lines.

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Class or Challenge Title: Flying
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: The theme for these inchies was rainbow, but I wanted them to be a blend of colours, so I created the background in one piece with a variety of different coloured pens and pieces of ribbon. I then cut it up and added a button of each colour. It wasn’t clear whilst creating the background what the result was going to be.

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Not the best photo of the finished inchies -

Class or Challenge Title: HOM
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: I was missing the Little Visitor Swap this winter, so I contacted @Inselaeffchen and asked if she fancied a private LV swap. Peanut didn’t have his own LV passport, so I created one to send with him on his travels. Each pocket has a tag that can be filled in with dates and location.

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Class or Challenge Title: Muggle Studies
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: n/a
Brief Description: This was another of the Christmas cards I hand painted in watercolours

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I wouldn’t have know know there were rust spots had you not mentioned it! I thought that’s just how the fabric was.

Also, that’s the card I got! (Or maybe you made multiples…:thinking:) I love it! I was curious what you used for the “Happy Christmas” silver writing on there.

I did make a few duplicates - still quite new to watercolours, so have a limited range of designs I know how to do :wink:

I used peel off stickers like this - https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Papermania-Stickers-Multi-One-Size/dp/B01LSN2KA0/ref=sr_1_14?dchild=1&keywords=peel+off+stickers+happy+christmas+silver&qid=1611348193&sr=8-14 - only in silver :rofl:

Oh wow! I thought they were embossed at first but the backside was still smooth. Stickers make much more sense. Lol.

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Class or Challenge Title: Detention WIP
House: Slytherin :snake: :thread:
Project Name & Page Link: Wash Your Damn Hands cross stitch
Brief Description: Finished a snarky cross stitch for our downstairs bathroom.
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My bathroom is almost that exact color! Love the cross stitch. And the octopus! :octopus:

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It’s so hard to NOT have an aquatic themed bathroom, right?

Class or Challenge Title: House Pride
House: Slytherin :snake: :yarn:
Project Name & Page Link: Not So Slouchy Everyday Slouchy Beanie
Brief Description: A perfect everyday hat fit for a Slytherin. Pattern and yarn details in FO post.
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Class or Challenge Title: Detention Stash 1
House: :yellow_heart: :heart: Gryffindor :lion:
Project Name & Page Link: Valentine’s Day Cards
Brief Description: I created these 10 Valentine’s Day cards completely out of items from my stash: paper, embroidery thread, fabric, washi tape… I love my stash!
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I love them so much because as well as being cards, the recipients can pull them apart when they are finished and reuse/repurpose the embroidery - I made them on an 8 inch square piece of fabric so they would have options :smiley:

Class or Challenge Title: Detention Stash 2
House: :yellow_heart: :heart: Gryffindor :lion:
Project Name & Page Link: LC Patches
Brief Description: I created these 7 LC patches for swaps and thankyous using felt, interfacing and embroidery thread from my stash
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Bad nighttime photo :see_no_evil:

Class or Challenge Title: Detention Stash 3
House: :yellow_heart: :heart: Gryffindor :lion:
Project Name & Page Link: Sewing Machine Cover
Brief Description: I made this sewing machine cover for Susie in a personal swap. I think it turned out brilliantly! I will make it’s own post once it has been received, so here is a sneak peak :wink:
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Friendly reminder: Please be sure to check what page of Hermione’s Homework Planner you are on. Folks keep writing on the Master sheet, rather than their own page. Information written there will be deleted.

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Some of you really need to post your projects in the categories for all to see…I am following this thread because, seriously, some of the best projects are on here! I would have missed them if I did not come here…others need to see your beautiful works!!!

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A new Hermione’s Book Club prompt has been posted! Since this challenge spans this term, and our new Ostara Term, you may complete it in one, or BOTH terms.

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Class or Challenge Title: Charms
House: :heart: Gryffindor :yellow_heart:
Project Name & Page Link: Christmas Economy Quilt Blocks
Brief Description: I am aiming to make around 120 of these 6 inch square quilt blocks for a big Christmas quilt ready for 2021. These were the first 15 that I made. I put them up on my wall with washi tape to check them out (I don’t have a proper design wall, yet :wink: ) and I just love them as a little decoration! I think I’m going to have to make myself a proper mini quilt to hang there when I eventually do take them down.
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Class or Challenge Title: Divination
House: :heart: Gryffindor :yellow_heart:
Project Name & Page Link: Christmas quilt for my brother
Brief Description: I made this for my brother for Christmas last year, using the pillowcases he used as a child. He was really impressed with the gift, as he didn’t know I even had them (I’d had them for about 9 years!) There are loads and loads of straight lines in the quilting!
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Class or Challenge Title: Transfiguration
House: :heart: Gryffindor :yellow_heart:
Project Name & Page Link: Quarantine Quilting Bee Round 2 patch
Brief Description: I took my super dooper LC patch, applied some magics et voila, I now have a new patch for my Quilting Bee :smiley:
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Class or Challenge Title: Headmistress ~ January - Foe Glass
House: :heart: Gryffindor :yellow_heart:
Project Name & Page Link: Patchwork Zippered Pouch
Brief Description: I love zippered pouches, and often have them on my wishlists, but I finally thought, why not make one simply for me :slight_smile: So of course I got to choose all of my favourite elements :slight_smile: More info if you click on the link to the post x
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Great items PrincessP, I particularly love the patchwork pouch, sewing machine cover and of course- the LC patches.

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

The votes are in, and our date time has been set!

:heart: :cupcake: :cupid: :kiss: :love_letter: :rose: Valentine’s Craft Date at Madam Puddifoot’s :rose: :love_letter: :kiss: :cupid: :cupcake: :heart:

Date: Saturday, February 13th
Time 3:00-5:00pm, CST (4:00pm EST, 1:00pm PST, 9:00pm Ireland/UK, 10pm Norway, 8:00am Australia)
What to Bring: A cup of tea & a treat (if you wish), and a craft project to work on.
How: Zoom, with meeting details to be posted the day of the event.

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Yay! I’m looking forward to this! :coffee: :cake: :love_letter: :computer:

What a cool idea to make a quilt out of pillow cases and I love the quilting bee patch!

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