Harry Potter Craftalong - Midsummer 2020 - Join Anytime!

~ Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Ostara 2020 ~
~ June 1st, 2020 - September 30th, 2020~

Welcome to Hogwarts!

The Harry Potter Craftalong (HPC) is a way to share your crafts, cheer on friends, celebrate your love of Harry Potter, and most of all to be inspired. Each term we have class prompts inspired by Hogwarts courses, Detention challenges to motivate you on mundane tasks, & Headmistress Musings inspired by the season. Complete crafts inspired by these prompts, and you earn House Points. While the prompts themselves are HP themed, your crafts do not have to be. You may craft anything you wish. You may join anytime during a term, and participate as much, or as little as you wish. At the end of each term we take an average of each House’s Points, and declare a winner!

To participate, simply read through the prompts in the post below, find one that inspires you, create a craft to fit the challenge, then post it here. That’s all there is to it!

To submit a project, cut & paste the following header into your post, and fill in the required info. You can add more than one project to your post.

Class or Challenge Title:
SPEW or LC Contest: If your item is for charity, or was created as an entry to a contest here on LC, enter that here; if not please delete this line.
Project Name & Page Link: Add a link to your project posted here on Lettuce Craft, or to a recipe, pattern, etc.
Brief Description: How it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques used, any fun tips, etc.
Project Picture: REQUIRED! No picture = No House Points

-Projects should take a minimum of 30 minutes to make.
-For a project to be counted, it must have a picture or a link to a picture included at the time of posting . If your item is a private piece, or is being kept secret for a Swap, you are more than welcome to send a Private Message directly to the the Headmistress.
-For any cooking/food project, in addition to a photo, you must post a complete recipe, or a link to the recipe you used. No recipe = no points.

~ HPC FAQs ~
-Do you sort me? No, you decide which house you belong to.
-I have a problem or question; who can I ask? You can send a Personal Message (PM) to Headmistress @MistressJennie . You can also ask questions in the thread.
-Do I have to craft all the classes & challenges? Nope! Just do what you want to craft.
-Does my craft project have to be Harry Potter themed? No, craft anything you like.
-This is a lot of info. How do I keep myself organized? Feel free to use Hermione’s Homework Planner , a Google Doc created & updated by MistressJennie. Claim a sheet of the Homework Planner at the bottom of the page, and rename it with your userame. Please DO NOT alter the Master Sheet at the far left.


~ Craft Prompts Crescent ~
:steam_locomotive::sparkles::scroll: ~Class Prompts~ :scroll::sparkles::steam_locomotive:
:alembic: Alchemy: Continuing with our study of the classical planets, we are looking towards Venus this term. Venus is linked to the metal Copper. Please create something linked to Venus, or the Roman goddess of love and beauty it is named after, or incorporate copper in to the item in some way.

:mage: Apparition: In order to be allowed to apparate you must pass the course and be of age. For this semester, I want you to craft something inspired by something legal you can do once you become of age. Maybe make a dish with alcohol, something for the car you’re allowed to drive, or something for someone who are in the military, or even for someone who are getting married.

:infinity: Arithmancy: Wizards can use arithmancy to help predict trends in the future. This term please craft something inspired by the upcoming trends. Maybe it’s fashion, environment, diet, music or other kinds of trends.

:ringer_planet: Astronomy: This term we will study the constellation of Scorpius. For your homework please craft something that has a curve or a “sting” to it.

:owl: Care of Magical Creatures (CoMC): The pixie is a mischievous little creature that is electric blue in color and delights in all types of tricks and practical jokes. For your assignment this term please craft something tricky or that is a practical joke. Make a hoopla where the punchline is highlighted, crochet a tricky pattern, or bake a cake with a surprise inside. Alternatively, craft something bright blue in color.

:sparkles: Charms: This term we are working on the Baubillous charm. This creates a jet of white sparks from the tip of your wand. It is useful to indicate your location. For homework this term, create something that involves the use of fire, or is white. As most of us are in the one location for the duration, you may alternatively create something to make your home more beautiful.

:blue_heart: Defense Against the Dark Arts (DADA): As the world is currently afflicted by the Corona-hex, we will study hex deflection spells. Salvio hexa You will study ways to mitigate its effects. For homework, craft something that helps you, or others, through the duration of the current hex. This might be masks, nourishing food, comforting blankets or shawls for those that are suffering from the effects of the corona-hex.

:crystal_ball: Divination: This summer we will begin our study of Lithomancy, the art of divining by studying crystals or semi-precious stones and the light they refract. To demonstrate your mastery of the subject matter please submit a project that either utilizes a transparent element or contains jewel tones. This could include jem colored candies or a fairy garden featuring translucent resin water.

:broom: Flying: While broomstick flying may be marginally safer at this point than the muggle flying machines, most of us have had our vacation plans disrupted for the coming months. Instead of an in-person appearance, take a flight of imagination and craft something inspired by a place you would like to visit, either in the muggle, magical, or a fictional world.

:herb: Herbology: Bottle Gourd has smooth, light-green skin, and white flesh. It’s used to help control blood sugar and relieve headaches, and has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Further uses include treating Alzheimer’s and age-related senility. Your options are: 1) include a green or white element 2) make something you find soothing, such as an eye pillow, blanket, or just something that makes you feel calm and happy to make or look at 3) make something with cleaning properties, whether it’s a magical floor wash, or a dish scrubber, or an organizer to help you tidy things away; or 4) create something that helps you remember something.

:blue_book: History of Magic (HoM): The Quidditch World Cup is a major event held every 4 years. Many Witches and Wizards will travel to the site and camp out for days or weeks before the matches to enjoy the festive atmosphere. For your assignment, create your project out-of-doors, or to be used camping or picnicking.

:walking_man: Muggle Studies: You may be surprised to know that Wizard Society occasionally takes inspiration from the Muggle World. One example of this is the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. The bus has 3 tiers, and is recognized by it’s purple color. For your assignment, please create some purple, with 3 layers, or that offers protection.

:test_tube: Potions: We will be making the Vitamix Potion, which will give us a burst of energy - which I’m sure we all can do with during the Corona-Hex. For your homework I would like you to craft something that would be helpful during or after doing your exercises

:scroll: Study of Ancient Runes (SoAR): The rune Ehwaz means “Partnership”. For this project, create something with 2 main materials or colors, such as a striped scarf. You may also create a project with assistance from another wizard, or muggle.

:mouse2: Transfiguration: The Multicorfors spell changes the color and style of a persons outfit. Shake up you own or someone else’s style this term by crafting something for a new outfit. Add a splash of color to an otherwise awesome plain outfit with a fascinator or new pin to wear. Sew up a skirt with a asymmetrical hemline, paint up a pair of sneakers, or tie dye a new tee to wear. No limits here!

:shield: House Pride Challenge: Please craft something by your chosen Hogwarts House.

:european_castle: House Unity Challenge: Please craft something inspired by another Hogwarts House, or by all of the Houses/School combined.

:alembic::test_tube: ~ Detention Challenges ~ :test_tube::alembic:
:yarn: WIP Challenge: For this challenge, please complete a Work In Progress. For this term only, you may complete this prompt 2 times!
:basket: Stash Challenge: For this challenge, please craft something solely from your stash. For this term only, you may complete this prompt 5 times!
:thread: Reparo Challenge: For this challenge, please repair something broken or alter something to work better for you. For this term only, you may complete this prompt 2 times!
:open_book: Advanced Studies Challenge: For this challenge please put in 2 hours on an ongoing OWL or NEWT assignment & be prepared to show before & after progress shots. Please note: no before & after pics = no points! For this term only, you may complete this prompt 2 times!

:sparkles::woman_mage: ~ Headmistress Prompts ~ :woman_mage::sparkles:
July - Cockroach Clusters Challenge:
“Reckon Fred’d take a bit of Cockroach Cluster if I told him they were peanuts?” - Ron Weasley
Cockroach Clusters are a classic sweet in the Wizarding World. We’re not sure if they actually involve cockroaches in the recipe, or if they just look like cockroaches, but either way, people often steer clear of them. For this challenge please craft something from a pattern, recipe, or SUPPLY you’ve had for a while, but have avoided using before. Alternately you may create something chocolate, or involving peanuts.

:woman_cook: :shallow_pan_of_food: :hocho: ~Iron Chef Challenges~ :hocho: :shallow_pan_of_food: :man_cook:
July Secret Ingredient: Peaches!
A ripe, juicy peach is like sunshine in your hand! Make spiced peach turnovers, fresh peach frozen yogurt, or peaches and cream dessert nachos this summer!

:zap::heart::books: ~ Hermione’s Book Club ~ :books::heart::zap:
Chapter 13: Nicolas Flamel July 20-August 2
The Trio visit Hagrid, who confirms the Philosopher’s Stone is being kept at Hogwarts. Hermione charms him into talking about the enchantments used to guard it: Fluffy, the three headed dog, is Hagrid’s, along with enchantments from Professors Sprout, Flitwick, McGonagall, Quirrell, and Snape. Harry notes the high temperature in Hagrid’s hut, only to discover Hagrid has a Norwegian Ridgeback dragon egg, whom he names Norbert, once it has hatched. Malfoy, who has been spying then, discovers the dragon and the Trio is worried Hagrid will get into trouble. To solve the problem, they convince him to send the dragon off to Ron’s brother Charlie, in Romania. Ron’s hand is bitten by the dragon, and he is sent to the Hospital Wing. Harry and Hermione smuggle Norbert in a crate up to the tallest tower under Harry’s Invisibility cloak and on the way they see Professor McGonagall hauling Malfoy away to detention for being out of bed at night and speaking “lies” about Harry and a dragon. They pass the crate off to Charlie’s friends, and head back down the stairs, where they are caught Filch, realizing too late they have left the Invisibility Cloak behind.

For this challenge, please create something inspired by dragons, or something you will pass on to a friend. In addition to the suggested prompt, you may always craft something inspired by a character, scene, or situation in that chapter, provided you note what specifically inspired you in your project submission.

:sparkles::man_health_worker::blue_heart: ~Expecto Patronum Challenge~ :blue_heart::woman_health_worker::sparkles:
Masks & Scrub Caps
There continues to be a great need for handmade cloth masks for our families, our friends, our neighbors, and most of all for our health care workers. For this challenge you may complete masks for either personal/friends use, or for health care facilities who are calling for them. By also posting in the Lettuce Help Our Communities LC Challenge, you can gain 10 bonus points for each submission. By crafting for hospitals, doctors, & nurses (NOT for family & friends), you may also claim a second 10 point bonus, for a total of 35 points per submission. But please note that it only covers those going to health care workers. Items made for family & friends can earn up to 25 points. You may complete this challenge 5 times. If you have filled all 5 spaces, and are still crafting more masks, please let me know, and I can adjust this limit.

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:zap::sun_behind_small_cloud::trophy: Summer Quidditch! :trophy::sun_behind_small_cloud::zap:

Quidditch Round 2
July 20 - August 16

Below you will find 5 quidditch matches. You may choose ONE of the two prompts from each of the matches, meaning you may submit a total of 5 projects for this round. This round of the Quidditch Season will last 4 weeks.

#1.Barnton Quidditch vs. Sumbawanga Sunrays
Barnton Quidditch: Barnton is a tiny village in Cheshire, England, that contains just 2 pubs. In the late 1800’s it became known as “Jam Town”, because most people could afford to own their homes rather than rent. Please craft two (or a ‘pair’) of something, such as 2 doll dresses, or a pair of earrings. Alternately, you can create a batch of jam, or a recipe that utilizes jam, such as Thumbprint Cookies.
Sumbawanga Sunrays: The Sunrays are known for their highly popular team formation looping. Please craft something with loops or swirls.

#2. Ballycastle Bats vs. Chudley Cannons
Ballycastle Bats: The Bats are the second most successful team in the British & Irish Quidditch League. Please craft something you have had success with in the past.
Chudley Cannons: The team motto was “We shall conquer” until 1972, when it was changed to “Let’s all just keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best”. Please craft something complicated, that you’ve never tried before.

#3. Holyhead Harpies vs. Montrose Magpies
Holyhead Harpies: The Harpies play in dark green robes with a gold talon emblazoned on the chest. Please craft something ‘green’ (either in color or something ecologically friendly) or something you consider ‘gold’, such as a tried and true recipe or pattern.
Montrose Magpies: The team colours of the Magpies are black and white, with one magpie on the chest and back. Please craft something black or white, or something with a supply you just had to buy for your magpie-like horde stash.

#4. Stonewall Stormers vs. Moutohora Macaws
Stonewall Stormers: The Stormers are from Manitoba, Canada, an area that experiences blizzards in winter and tornadoes in summer. Craft something inspired by storms, thunder, lightning, clouds, ice or snow.
Moutohora Macaws: The Macaws play in red, yellow, and blue robes. Craft something in 1 or more of the primary colors.

#5. Fitchburg Finches vs. Sweetwater All-Stars
Fitchburg Finches: The Finches are from Massachusetts, and are 7 time US Quidditch Cup winners! For this challenge please craft something that incorporates the number 7; craft 7 of the same item, something with 7 individual components, 7 colors, seven different stitches, etc.

Sweetwater All-Stars: The All-Stars from Texas once won a 5 day long quidditch match. For this challenge please craft something that incorporates the number 5; craft 5 of the same item, something with 5 points, 5 pieces of a jewelry set, five colors, five stripes, etc.

Quidditch Round 3
August 17 - September 6

Quidditch Round 4
September 7 - 20

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:mortar_board:~ Advanced Studies ~:mortar_board:

What are Advanced Studies?

  • Advanced Studies are more complex and challenging than typical crafting projects. They can be in any category or genre that you wish
  • You are to choose the course of study you wish to take in a particular subject. Research your desired subject, find a facet of that subject that you wish focus your advanced studies. Form a plan of action, and make your proposal. The possibilities are endless!

:hourglass_flowing_sand:How long should Advanced Studies take?:hourglass_flowing_sand:

  • Advanced Studies are more time-consuming than regular HPC classes and challenges. There is no hard and fast rule on how many hours a project should take, because speed and difficulty levels are too subjective. What we are really looking for is a project that will be a personal challenge to you. That being said…
  • Advanced Studies should generally take 3-4 weeks to complete

:memo:Proposing Advanced Studies:memo:

  • You must propose your Advanced Studies before starting so that we may be your cheerleaders and help encourage you during this more challenging craft adventure
  • When you have settled on a challenging project that will take the required amount of time that you would like to propose, post in the HPC thread using the following header:

Project Name:
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques used, materials using, plan of action, expected timeline, etc.)

  • Your proposed project will be added to the ongoing list of proposed Advanced Studies projects by the Advanced Studies Examiner, @Abbeeroad
  • Please note, you may only work on up to 2 Advanced Studies project at a time. Please do not propose new Advanced Studies until your current ones are complete
  • You may propose an Advanced Studies project at any time during the semester
  • Advanced Studies can carry over to the next semester
  • If you decide to abandon and Advanced Studies project, notify your Advanced Studies Examiner, @Abbeeroad, and the log will be erased from the record. Once you have submitted to have an old Advanced Studies project erased, you can propose a new one
  • Please note , after 3 years, old Advanced Studies project will be removed from the log automatically unless an extension is requested by an active HPC member

:mortar_board:Completing Advanced Studies:mortar_board:

  • Once you propose, you may start your Advanced Studies project right away! You do not need to wait for approval to begin crafting
  • Feel free to add progress pics in the HPC thread. Advanced Studies Fridays is a great time to share!
  • Once your project is complete, post a picture of your project in the HPC using the header provided below

Project Name:
Project Page Link: (if available)
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques used, any fun tips, etc.)
Project Picture:

Each completed Advanced Studies project you post will earn your House 100 points!



:lion: Gryffindor :lion:
Abbeeroad: Cozy Coupe Makeover, October 19, 2019
jenleahlynn: Arithmancy, December 15, 2017
jenleahlynn: Charms, Revelio, September 24, 2019
Mistress Jennie: Astronomy, Feb 10, 2018
rockmygypsysoul: Muggle Studies, September 11, 2017
RubeusUmbrella: Blanket of Calm, June 9, 2020
Whistlefish: Every Season Stitch-A-Long by Tiny Modernist, February 22, 2020

:badger: Hufflepuff :badger:
fishstix43: Successful work pants, August 26, 2019
GMPNQ: Dragon skin bag, February 24, 2020
GMPNQ: Victorian shawl, March 31, 2020
jillybeans: Castle Cross Stitch, April 2, 2020
J_Kieviet: Alchemy #1, June 3, 2017
J_Kieviet: CoMC, June 3, 2017
katiebread: Potions - Polyjuice Potion, July 16, 2018
madcrafter: Charms, February 22, 2019
Moonflame: Muggle Studies, Feb 10, 2018
Moonflame: Diagon Alley Book Nook, March 6, 2020
patty_o_furniture: Divination 2, Dec 10, 2018
plaidpineapple: Scrappy Quilt Top, June 23, 2020
Teachergirl: Bedding for my nieces, June 27, 2020
Trillian: Monster Quilt, June 10, 2020
Trillian: Yellow Gradient Socks, June 25, 2020

:eagle: Ravenclaw :eagle:
Audania1: Transfiguration, May 21, 2018
Audania1: Annie’s Afghan Sampler, June 19, 2020
edelC: Steampunk Costume, September 7, 2019
jellybean89: Arithmancy, February 7, 2019
noodle-bug: DADA, Oct 15, 2018
primrosepetunia: Transfiguration, Option 1, February 21, 2017
TheArtsyRaven: Muggle Studies, June 6, 2018
tiamatfire: SoAR, March 16, 2018
tiamatfire: Charms, April 30, 2018

:snake: Slytherin :snake:
Ant Bee: SoAR, February 4, 2019
Ashes7727, Charms, March 5, 2018
cheyenneatheart: Transfiguration Option 1, May 4, 2018
CraftsUntold: Mike’s Custom DoubleKnit Scarf, July 21, 2020
CraftsUntold: CGOA Masters Program: Advanced Stitches & Techniques, July 27, 2020
ErinAquaheart: Potions Option 1, February 28, 2019
ErinAquaheart: Happy Birthday from Teddy Book, Jan 17, 2020
Inselaeffchen: “Drawlloween 2019” stitchalong, September 26, 2019
Inselaeffchen: Letters from Hogwarts SYOA, February 2, 2020
TechnicolorAquahearts: Arithmancy, August 14, 2017
TechnicolorAquahearts: Charms, August 14, 2017


:badger: katiebread: Royal Summer Shawl by ELK Studio, June 9, 2020
:badger: plaidpineapple: Pottery Garden Markers (Alchemy Option 1), June 18, 2020
:lion: Mistress Jennie: Klaziena Shawl, June 25, 2020

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~ House Points ~

:lion: :heart: Gryffindor :heart: :lion:
Abbeeroad Arithmancy, CoMC, DET-WIP, Expecto#1+LC, MS, Quid-Sumbawanga, Quid-Holyhead, SoAR,
jenleahlynn Herbology,
Mistress Jennie Astronomy, Book Club Ch 9, Book Club Ch 10, Book Club Ch 11, CoMC, DET-Reparo, Iron Chef-Blueberries, Iron Chef-Peaches, MS, Quid-Broomcare, Quid-Sumbawanga, Quid-Ballycastle, Quid-Fitchburg, Quid-Stonewall, Quid-Barnton, Quid-Holyhead, Quid-Montrose, Quid-Puddlemere, Quid-Holyhead#2, Quid-Moutohora#2, Quid-Barnton#2, SoAR
PrincessP Book Club Ch 9, Divination, Iron Chef-Blueberries, Quid-Ballycastle, Quid-Gimby, Quid-Stonewall, Quid-Sweetwater, Quid-Montrose, Quid-Barnton#2,

:badger: :yellow_heart: Hufflepuff :yellow_heart: :badger:
fishstix43 DET-Stash #1, Quid-Sumbawanga, Quid-Moutohora, Quid-Montrose, Transfiguration,
jillybeans Apparition, Arithmancy, Astronomy, CoMC, Charms, DADA, Divination, Expecto #1+SPEW, Expecto #2+SPEW, Expecto #3+SPEW, Expecto #4+SPEW, Expecto #5+SPEW, Expecto #6+SPEW, Expecto #7+SPEW, Expecto#8+LC, Expecto #9+LC, HEAD-Freedom, Herbology, Quid-Vratsa, Quid-Holyhead#2, SoAR,
katiebread Arithmancy, CoMC, DET-Stash, Divination, Herbology, Quid-Sumbawanga, Quid-Ballycastle, Quid-Holyhead#2,
Moonflame Astronomy, Book Club Ch 12, Quid-Sumbawanga, SoAR,
plaidpineapple Alchemy, DET-Stash, Expecto #1, MS, Quid-Broomcare, Quid-Barnton,
Teachergirl Arithmancy, Charms, MS,
Trillian Alchemy, Book Club Ch 9, Book Club Ch 11, Book Club Ch 13, CoMC, DET-WIP#1, DET-Ad Studies, Flying, HEAD-July, Herbology, House Pride, Quid-Barnton, Quid-Falmouth, Quid-Ballycastle, Quid-Holyhead, Quid-Sweetwater, Quid-Vratsa, Quid-Chudley, SoAR,

:eagle: :blue_heart: Ravenclaw :blue_heart: :eagle:
Audania1 DET-Ad Studies, DET-Ad Studies, Herbology, Iron Chef-Blueberries, HEAD-June, Quid-Broomcare, Quid-Barnton, SoAR,
jellybean DADA, DET-Stash+SPEW, DET-WIP, Flying+SPEW, Quid-Chudley,

:snake: :green_heart: Slytherin :green_heart: :snake:
Ant Bee
CraftsUntold Astronomy, Book Club Ch 12, Book Club 13, CoMC, Charms, DADA, DET-Stash, DET-AdStudies, HEAD-July, Herbology, Potions, Quid-Holyhead,
imera Alchemy, Book Club Ch 9, Book Club Ch 10, Book Club 13, CoMC, Herbology, Iron Chef-Peaches, Iron Chef-Blueberry, Potions, Quid-Broomcare, Quid-Barnton, Quid-Sumbawanga, Quid-Moutohora, Quid-Holyhead, Quid-Fitchburg, Quid-Montrose, Quid-Chudley, Quid-Sumbawanga#2,

~ Point Totals ~
:lion: Gryffindor: 4 students, 710 points , for an average of 177.5 points per student.
:badger: Hufflepuff: 8 students, 1280 points , for an average of 160 points per student.
:eagle: Ravenclaw: 2 students, 215 points , for an average of 107.5 points per student.
:snake: Slytherin: 2 students, 450 points , for an average of 225 points per student.

For reference…
:sparkles: :scroll: :european_castle: Alphabetical Prompts List :european_castle: :scroll: :sparkles:

Book Club - changes every 2 weeks
Care of Magical Creatures
Defense Against the Dark Arts

  • Advance Studies
  • Repair/Alter
  • Stash
  • WIP

Expecto Patronum - Masks
Headmistress - changes monthly
History of Magic
Holiday - changes monthly
House Pride
House Unity
Iron Chef - changes monthly
Muggle Studies
SPEW - that don’t fit into other categories

Hufflepuff House!

Art by Nataliatcha Doodley Do

:blossom:Hufflepuff Project Tracker:blossom:

:star: Hufflepuff Summer Shenanigans :star:
Hufflepuffs! We are running a summer giveaway this semester! Every project you turn in will earn you entries for our grand prize drawing in September. Learn more about the rules here, and track your progress in the link above.

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:hocho: :shallow_pan_of_food: :woman_cook: Iron Chef Hogwarts :woman_cook: :shallow_pan_of_food: :hocho:

June Secret Ingredient: Blueberries!

Nothing welcomes the summer months like summer fruits! Try these creamy layered blueberry ice pops, a white balsamic, blueberry, corn, and feta salad, or a blueberry-blackberry rustic tart!

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Class or Challenge Title: Hermione’s Book Club Chapter 9 - The Midnight Duel
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: Doll Dress #23,422
Brief Description: I whipped this dress up yesterday evening in a fabric that seemed appropriate for a project I could fly through.


:sparkles: :owl: :love_letter: Note from the Headmistress…

I have updated Hermione’s Homework Planner. In doing so I made new pages for everyone who had one previously. If your previous page had any of your own notes on it, I kept the old page and added “OLD-” to the title. I plan to delete the Old pages next week, but wanted to give you all a chance to save any notes you may have had for ongoing projects. Please go through and save any notes you need, to your new page. If your old page was completely blank, it’s simply been replaced with a new one. They are still in alphabetical order, and there are a few blank pages at the end of the alphabet, in case anyone who hasn’t been using it, wishes to do so.

Meanwhile, the first Quidditch event of the summer has been posted!
:zap::sun_behind_small_cloud::trophy:Basic Broomcare Challenge:trophy::sun_behind_small_cloud::zap:
June 1 - 14, 2020

It’s the start of the summer holidays, and there is sure to be plenty of quidditch in the Weasley’s orchard with Fred, George, Ron and Ginny soon, so now is the perfect time to pull out the Broomstick Servicing Kit Hermione got you for your birthday. Put the jar of Fleetwood’s High-Finish Handle Polish, the silver Tail-Twig Clippers, the brass clip-on compass, and the Handbook of Do-It-Yourself Broomcare to good use. For this challenge create something to help you enjoy the unusual summer season to come. You can crochet a water bottle cozy for socially distant hikes in the woods, turn your patio into the vacation spot you can’t travel to right now, or create a pandemic garden to keep you busy all season.

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Class or Challenge Title: Book Club Ch 9
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Cranberry Mustard
Brief Description: This was a quick and easy project that I flew right through this morning. I made it a few years ago and liked it, so when I found a bag of mustard seeds in the back of my cupboard over the weekend, I knew I needed to make it again. The recipe made a little more than 7 half-cup jars. They jars will go into my stash of homemade Christmas gifts, and the leftovers will be used up this week.
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Yay! I am so excited for midsummer term. I am a school teacher and just got out for summer break. Looking forward to lots of crafting after the busy online learning and teaching this last few months.

Class or Challenge Title: Muggle Studies
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: While out gardening and trimming trees I got a lot of little twigs and leaves in my hair. So, I decided to make a scrub cap to wear. http://katiekadiddlehopper.blogspot.com/2019/07/reversible-scrub-cap-tutorial-with-free.html
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Class or Challenge Title: Quidditch Basic Broomcare
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: I was really excited to to see this challenge. I have had fabric to make a bag for my bike for a year. But, it never made it to the top of the to do list. This prompt was just what I needed to get it done. I altered this pattern to create a snap on purse handle that can go off and on the bike easily.
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Class/Challenge: Detention: Stash 1/5
SPEW: Safe Haven (local shelter)
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: All Grown Up Striped Slouch hats
Brief Description: For detention, I used up 1481 yards (~1354 m) of stash yarn making hats for my local shelter. :slight_smile:
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Class/Challenge: Flying
SPEW: Safe Haven (local shelter)
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Painted Desert Scarf
Brief Description: For Flying class, I made a scarf inspired by the Painted Desert.
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Class or Challenge Title: Alchemy
House: Slytherin
Project Name & Page Link: Capezzoli di Venus (Nipples of Venus)
Brief Description: I was inspired by Venus, well, more like her nipples I guess XD And because I want everyone to be included I covered them in white, milk and dark chocolate.
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Class or Challenge Title: Hermione’s Book Club
House: Slytherin
Project Name & Page Link: Carrot and ginger soup
Brief Description: I needed a few carrots, but they only come in a huge bag, so I decided that for once I should use them before I forget about them and have to throw them. Trying out new recipes is something that comes naturally to me, and I’m having a lot of fun every time. I mean, it’s not as smooth as I would like it to be but at least it tasted really nice.
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Class or Challenge Title: Astronomy
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Honeybee Necklace & Earrings
Brief Description: My aunt recently contacted me, and asked if I could make her a Honeybee themed necklace and earrings. Apparently in his retirement, my uncle has started keeping bees, and they have been selling the honey at a local Farmer’s Market. She wanted something to wear while selling it.
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Class or Challenge Title: Detention - Reparo
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Jeans Mending
Brief Description: I adore these jeans. They fit so well, and are so comfortable, and after nearly 3 years service they have started to wear small holes in the thighs. Better nip that right in the bud! A stitch in time and all that.
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Class or Challenge Title: Muggle Studies
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Stash Busting Potholders for Vicky
Brief Description: A few years ago I made a quilt for my friend Vicky, when she got married. The pattern had you make more blocks than were actually needed for the qu
ilt top, and I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with the extras. While digging through my stash making masks, I came across them again, and decided to put them to use! I used up the last of my insul-bright scraps and whipped up 3 potholders.
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And here’s the original quilt, the blocks came from:


That carrot soup looks so good!

class/challenge - herbology
project - broccoli soup https://topsecretrecipes.com/big-boy-cream-of-broccoli-soup-copycat-recipe.html?category_id=92

I’ve tried a couple different broccoli soup recipies, and my family likes this one the best. It actually only has a half cup of cream, but it’s yummy. It’s hard to see in the picture, but, They also like it with some chunks of broccoli. I puree half the soup, then mix it back in. I found the recipie in a top secrets cookbook, but the link is to their website.


A new Hermione’s Book Club challenge has been posted.

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**House: Hufflepuff
**Project Name: Royal Summer Shawl by ELK Studio on Ravelry
**Brief Description: if any of you make this yourselves, note that the stars in the pattern are in the incorrect place for many of the rows. I was able to figure it out but it was confusing for a hot second. I love the result and I need to experiment with different ways to wear it. Enjoy the improvised blocking mat as well. :sweat_smile:
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Well done on completing your Advanced Studies @katiebread!

:tada: Awesome job completing your Advanced Studies, @katiebread! Your project has earned your house 100 points! :tada: