Harry Potter Craftalong - Midsummer 2020 - Join Anytime!

I got you boo. :wink:

Erin, be sure to send me your gmail address, so I can add you to the group chat. :slightly_smiling_face:

Just FYI, right now I have @Abbeeroad, @Trillian, @FiberAlchemist, @ErinAquaheart, and myself in that group chat. If you wish to join, you need to send me your gmail address ahead of time so I can add you in. Can’t wait to see you all later today!

Thank you friends for an absolutely LOVELY Meetup! It was so nice to see you all. :smile: :heart: :yellow_heart: :green_heart: :blue_heart:

I’m soooo jealous!!

I do finally have my act together enough to get some homework posted. All that sugar from the party must be giving me a boost!

Class or Challenge Title: Arithmancy
House: Slytherin
Project Name & Page Link: Shoe #1
Brief Description: Inspired by the booming, one might say “trendy,” interest in visible mending I decided to try my first hole repair using a very unskilled embroidery (for lack of a better word). I would like to use these skills on clothes as they wear and thought these “home-only” sneaks were a good test canvas. This is the flower.
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Class or Challenge Title: Astronomy
House: Slytherin
Project Name & Page Link: Shoe #2
Brief Description: Having both a curvy nature and a stinger I thought this bee was a perfect fit for this prompt. My second attempt at visible mending. It’s embarrassingly bad, but I knew it would be seeing as I don’t actually know how to do it yet.
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Class or Challenge Title: Flying
House: Slytherin
Project Name & Page Link: Burrow pie
Brief Description: I know beef pies are cottage pies and lamb makes shepherd’s pies but what does one call a shepherds pie made from ground turkey? I’m calling it Burrow Pie (a la cottage pie) and here’s why- it is inspired by the recipe in Dinah Bucholz’ Harry Potter Cookbook but, like Molly Weasely herself, I had to make do with what was in the cupboards. So I swapped out the beef for turkey, added mushrooms, black beans, and some leftover peas while skipping the carrots and celery and topped it off with mashed sweet potatoes as the russets looked untrustworthy when I peeked at them. Oh, and some herb de provence. I am not a big fan of ground turkey, but it had been bought for a recipe that never got made so I had to use it up. My husband loved it though, so that was good. Original recipe found from the author here and I’m sure local libraries would have it but otherwise one could check with their preferred book retailer. I don’t think I can copy it here directly due to copyright rules.
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Class or Challenge Title: HoM
House: Slytherin
Project Name & Page Link: Ribbed knit hat
Brief Description: This hat was knit while sitting on the front porch getting some fresh air and dodging toddler grabs and errant end-of-summer bees. It was a gift for my younger brother and I actually managed to start and finish it in one day! (That might be a new record for me, God bless the inventor of Super Bulky (6) yarn!)
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I had such fun during the virtual meet up! Can’t wait to do it again. :slight_smile:

Hey AntBee. You did exactly right. But being a curious girl, I did a couple minutes of internet sleuthing and found the cookbook’s recipe posted on a random blog. I edited your post above, to add a link to the blog so everyone here will have access, but neither you nor I will have broken any copyright laws. :kissing_heart:

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Ooh genius!
It was 11pm last night and my brain was toast but i really wanted to get some stuff on the board here. I’d like to think i would be so clever otherwise lol

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Class or Challenge Title: Headmistress Challenge Sept (missed book cliub) - Ch 14
House: Slytherin :green_heart:
Project Name & Page Link: Pumpkin bread (GF, Dairy free)
Brief Description: Recently a friend’s MIL pased away. Yesterday I made some pumpkin bread loaves, using an old recipe from my middle school Home Ec class. It’s not published in a book or online, so nothing to link to. I had modified it to be GF for me a while ago, but this batch is also dairy free. I used Earth Balance Vegan “buttery” sticks. It’s a very small comfort thing for them.
I dropped it off (still warm) last night to my friends, kept a loaf for myself, and will drop of the third to my mom.
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Class or Challenge Title: Apparation
House: Slytherin
Project Name & Page Link: Meringue gelato with chocolate sauce
Brief Description: I saw this recipe a while ago and knew it asked for alcohol. The amount wasn’t that much, which fits me just fine. I added more coffee than the recipe asked for and thought it was quite nice then.
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Class or Challenge Title: Arithmancy
House: Slytherin
Project Name & Page Link: Strawberry earrings
Brief Description: The strawberry dress was this summer’s huge trend, I can’t afford to buy it (not right now at least) but decided to make something else inspired by the dress. So here I made a pair of strawberry earrings.
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Class or Challenge Title: Hermione Book Club
House: Slytherin
Project Name & Page Link: Chess cookies
Brief Description: I was inspired by the chess play in the chapter and decided to make what us in Norway call chess cookies, I realised as I searched for the recipe it’s also called checkerboard cookies. Anyway, here are three of them, which I manage to take a picture off before they disappeared as well.
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Class or Challenge Title: Quidditch round 4 - Ballycastle Bats
House: Slytherin
Project Name & Page Link: Edible terrarium
Brief Description: I made pebbles because I’ve wanted to make them for a while, but never had any reason to do so before. Having finished making them I thought it wasn’t “good enough”, so I found some instant chocolate pudding, and crumbled both oreo cookies and digestive cookies, and found some mint leaves and strawberry flowers. Using all of those items I was able to make a dessert which was sweet, but worked really nice together.
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Class or Challenge Title: quidditch 4: Ballycastle Bats
House: slytherin
Project Name & Page Link: birthday crown

Brief Description: Inspired by castles and the royals who live in them this golden chunky yarn crown will adorn my wee one’s head for her second b’day next week. I modified the pattern a bit to use this stash yarn and to make it a bit taller.
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@imera - that terrarium is sooo cool! Edible rocks?!? :exploding_head:

@AntBee - love that crown!!! Yay for TWO!! Let the wild rumpus begin! :smile:

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Happy birthday to @tiamatfire! :tada: :birthday: :gift:

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:birthday::birthday::birthday: yay!

A new Hermione’s Book Club prompt has been posted!
(And can you believe we’re already through Philosopher’s Stone???)

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Psst… Hey! Hey you! Go vote in the new swap ideas poll! We’ve got 3 different HP swaps proposed. The first two proposed by me.
HP Holiday ( frequently Christmas tree ornaments, but can be other small/mediums or holiday decor)
I Want To Live in the Burrow (Home decor items, inspired by the world of HP or the Weasley’s house/style)
A general HP Swap proposed by @PrincessP

Round 4 Swap Poll Voting 9.10-9.17

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Class or Challenge Title: Apparition
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Kahlua Brownies
Brief Description: You must be of age to drink alcohol. But anyone can enjoy these amazing brownies!
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~ COMPLETED ADVANCED STUDIES ~
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name: Hygge Holiday Throw
Brief Description: I finished my advanced studies project! When I got to the end of the pattern, it called for a single border of mulberry, but I had 1.5 skeins of purple, and 1.75 of mulberry left, so I decided to add to the border in an effort to use up as much of the yarn as possible. I had just enough mulberry for the tassels, but not the ties on the tassels, so I did those with some of the leftover purple for contrast, and love how they look.
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~ ADVANCED STUDIES PROPOSAL ~
Project Name: Noro Shawl Good Cardigan
House: Gryffindor!
Brief Description: I was given a gift certificate to Webs (online yarn store) by the amazing @pottermouth, and decided to use it for something indulgent. Some awesome yarn from Noro. It’s Noro Nishiki, in color Aurora. I’m going to transfigure it into the the It’s Shawl Good Cardigan.

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

This FINAL round of summer Quidditch ends on Sunday, September 20th! Be sure to get any last minute projects in before then.

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

You guys! I haven’t been able to get in here for over a month and you all have done a FANTASTIC job at everything!! Seriously! All the food items made me just salivate - good job!
I got a new job and it’s had me working 60 hours a week but that’s about to calm down to 40 so I will for sure have more time for crafting. I did do the Vintage Halloween swap which I will post what I made probably this weekend.
I will be checking out the new HP swap polls now!

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