Harry Potter Craftalong - Ostara 2020

Two more food projects. I made significant progress organizing my craft supplies the other day. And I’ve also subscribed to the Dover Publishing coloring newsletter which means lots of free coloring pages. So more crafting-crafting should hopefully happen soonish.

Class: Arithmancy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Chocolate peppermint banana bread
Brief Description: I used this recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie. I’d been craving something minty, so I subbed 1/4tsp peppermint extract for some of the vanilla extract. Going for a quick bread rather than a cake, I didn’t add the extra white sugar or the chocolate chips. I did include a bit more cocoa powder than listed because I overestimated how much was left in the container :smiley: The mint plus the chocolate definitely made a “nice as-is” treat even more delicious.
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Class: Herbology
House: Hufflepuff
Project name: Pizza perfection
Brief description: No true recipe, but I used two pop-cans/tubes of store-bought pizza dough, mozzarella cheese, half a bag of baby spinach, half a drained can of pineapple tidbits, about a cup of sliced white mushrooms, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Basic pizza making process of greasing pan, stretching dough onto it, brushing dough with oil, adding cheese and toppings, and then baking. I’m not a huge fan of tomato sauce, so I left it out. With all the washing, chopping, and other prep work this did meet the 30-minute time requirement.

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Class Title: Arithmancy
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Slurm Can Koozie
Brief Description: I spruced up this very boring can koozie that has been kicking around my house for a while by adding some embroidery! The green color was screaming Slurm!
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Class Title: Detention: Reparo
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Dyed Denim Jackets
Brief Description: I bought two denim jackets for my daughters to welcome spring, but they wouldn’t wear them because they weren’t pink and purple! D’oh! Well I can fix that. A little bit of dye later, and voila! wearable jackets!
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Challenge Title: Expecto Patronum
LC Contest Entry: Lettuce Help Our Communities Entry
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Geeky Mask Trio
Brief Description: A set of masks for my brother and his nephew. I used the craft passion pattern for these.
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Challenge Title: Expecto Patronum
LC Contest Entry: Lettuce Help Our Communities Entry
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: New Mask Pattern Test: Pretty Handy Girl’s Best Fit Face Mask
Brief Description: I made these masks for Mr. Road and my brother in law. Tried a new pattern for these and I really liked it!
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Challenge Title: Expecto Patronum
**Spew for local nursing home
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: Mask covers
Brief Description: 5 masks for a local nursing home.
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Challenge Title: Expecto Patronum
**Spew for local nursing home
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: Mask covers
Brief Description: 3 masks for a local nursing home.
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Challenge Title: Expecto Patronum
**Spew for local nursing home
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: Mask covers
Brief Description: 6 masks for a local nursing home.

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

Challenge: Detention: WIP 1/2
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Sockhead Slouch Hat
Brief Description: For detention, I finished a WIP I started last year. I kept putting it off because I’m such a slow knitter, but I finally finished it! I worked on it for 3 evenings, multiple hours each time (so much netflix, lol).
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Class: Potions
SPEW: WMH Long Term Care (local hospital)
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name: Chevron Lap Blanket
Brief Description: For Potions class, I crocheted a lap blanket that will hopefully make someone feel better when they receive it. :slight_smile:
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Class or Challenge Title: Book Club - Ch. 6
House: Gryffindor
Project Name & Page Link: Love One Another Prayer Flags
Brief Description: Now that all the recipients have received, I can finally post these! I made a set of 8 matching flags, of ‘relentlessly cheerful’ rainbows to cheer some special friends during the pandemic.
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Jellybean that hat is great and I love the chevron blanket!
MistressJennie that prayer flag is so gorgeous.

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Challenge Title: Detention - Stash
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Make Magic Prayer Flag
Brief Description: Stash busting at it’s finest! Lots of scrappy strips in this flag and I used up all of my purple embroidery thread stash (don’t worry, I got more). :smile:
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Challenge Title: Detention - Stash
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Crafty Curse-y Adult Merit Badges
Brief Description: Made entirely from stash, these adult merit badges are a little swear-y. Consider yourself warned. :wink:
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Class Title: Flying
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Awesome Blossom Embroidery
Brief Description: This embroidery is inspired by flowers, yes, but also by colorful birds from all over the world!
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Challenge Title: Holiday Challenge
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Pink Donuts!
Brief Description: My daughter requested donuts last week, but we forgot to get them on our last food store run. D’oh! She’s 2 and doesn’t quite get the fact that we can’t run to the store on a whim these days. Because she loves all things pink, I made it up to her by making pink glazed donuts!
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A new Hermione’s Book Club prompt has been posted! And remember, you have until Wednesday to post the previous book club prompt.

Class or Challenge Title: Expecto Patronum
SPEW or LC Contest: Cross Posted to Lettuce Help Our Communities
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: Modified Deaconess Pattern
Brief Description: I made a batch of mask for my mom and her friends, plus a coworker who couldn’t figure out how to get one on her own. Stash fabric isn’t exactly in season but still pretty.

Class or Challenge Title: Book Club Ch 7; Sorting Hat
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Silk & Wire Wrapped Bangle
Brief Description: This bangle was made for Abbeeroad, in a style I’ve been playing with over the last few months. It’s a wood bangle wrapped with hand dyed silk and copper wire, and finished with copper charms.
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I actually have this hanging on a peg in my room so that it can be admired even when not being worn! :smile:

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ADVANCED STUDIES PROPOSAL ~
**Project Name: Royal Summer Shawl by ELK Studio
**House: Hufflepuff
**Brief Description: I started this project to use up some luscious yarn that my sister-in-law gave me a few Christmases ago. Because the pattern was purchased, I didn’t realize quite how big of a project it would be before starting. It started with chaining 400 stitches! I’m afraid I won’t finish before the semester is over so I’m submitting it as an OWL!

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Class or Challenge Title: Detention Challenge- Stash #2
House: Hufflepuff
**Spew -Yes http://www.heartsknittogether.org/
Project Name & Page Link: Burp Cloths
Brief Description: I created 15 burp cloths from my stash to donate to a local organization that gives them to women’s shelters, refugees, etc.
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Class or Challenge Title: Detention Challenge- Stash #3
House: Hufflepuff
**Spew -Yes http://www.heartsknittogether.org/
Project Name & Page Link: Burp Cloths
Brief Description: I created 6 more burp cloth and 2 bibs from my stash to donate to a local organization that gives them to women’s shelters, refugees, etc.
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Class or Challenge Title: Detention Challenge- Stash #4
House: Hufflepuff
**Spew -No
**Project Name & Page Link:**Waterproof Storage Bag
Brief Description: This month seems to be focused on utilitarian items for my crafting. This is a storage bag that I made for some emergency preparedness items after we had an earthquake (5.7-my first quake that I really “felt”.)
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Class: Herbology

House: Gryffindor

Project Name: Purple Airy Knit Hat

Brief Description: I love lunaria, and while its silvery seed pods are flashier, I love its cheery little purple flowers in the spring. I had a skein of mystery yarn in a warm purple I’ve been longing to use and my hair has been growing out in an…exuberant style. Some days it certainly seems monstrous to me. A simple little purple hat seemed just the thing to banish those bad hair days. Because it’s already getting warm where I live and I didn’t want a tight fit totally squashing my curls, I’ve made the hat floppy and airy in a super simple pattern on giant needles. It’s my first proper hat and I love it. And this is my first post on lettuce so I apologize in advance if I mess this up in some way! Go go Gryffindor!

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Class or Challenge Title: Hermione’s Book Club - Chapter 8, Learning Something New
House: Gryffindor
Project Name & Page Link: This is the tutorial I followed Loose Watercolour Roses
Brief Description: Despite having a lot of the supplies already, this was my very first attempt at watercolours, and I love it! I’m so proud. (It’s hard to capture the lighting correctly, but this is as close as I could photograph)
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@katiebread - awesome AS proposal! I’ve added it to the project log. :slightly_smiling_face:

@RubeusUmbrella - Welcome!! Go Gryffindor!! :lion: Great user name, btw. :wink:

Love those flowers @PrincessP!

Class or Challenge Title: Make Your Own Holiday
SPEW or LC Contest: SPCA related, but I’m not sure it counts
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: Foster Kitty Welcome Home Security Blanket
Brief Description: I made this mid-April in anticipation of celebrating the arrival of a new foster kitty after my last one was adopted, but I had to wait until today to put it in use. I’m using this to line a box in an optimal sleeping spot so he’ll have something to soak up his scent and take with him to his new home when the time comes. It may be a while before it actually gets used though, since he’s still pretending to be a burrito under a blanket in his travel crate. Early days!

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RubeusUmbrella I love you cap!
PrincessP Wonderful watercolor, I have been wanting to learn more about watercolor. I shall have to make use of the link.
Trillian Wonderful blankie, I am jealous I have been wanting to foster a kitty but my local shelters don’t have any available currently. They have had great success getting fosters and adoptions die to Corona.

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Hey @RubeusUmbrella! Welcome to the HP Craftalong. Gryffindor House is glad to have you. :slight_smile:
:heart::lion::heart::lion::heart:

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