Harry Potter Craftalong - Ostara 2021

Yep. I have just 1 left. I’m hoping to get it done today, but it might be tomorrow, since I’m also trying to take very slow walks around the neighborhood to get some more mobility back. I managed 1 walk alone yesterday, and 1 much-less-fun walk with the pup.

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You guys are rocking the AS, @MistressJennie @Whistlefish!!

Abbeeroad’s AS UPDATE

I have been working my way through Alisa Burke’s online journaling class “Chasing Freedom.” Here are some of my recent backgrounds inspired by the daily prompts:

Day 1: Scribbles:

Day 2: One Line:

Day 3: Use Your Hands

Day 4: Black and White

Today’s class “connect with color” just dropped!

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@Abbeeroad Loving all of the journaling prompts so far

Class or Challenge Title: Hermione’s Book Club Chapter 11
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: Hufflepuff Cross Stitch
Brief Description: A couple of evenings ago I spent 2 hours on my advanced study of cross stitch whilst watching HP and the Chamber of Secrets :smiley:

Starting point…

And two hours later…

And Advanced Studies update…

Hufflepuff was finished this evening, Ravenclaw is next up

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Woohoo! One down!

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@Abbeeroad your mug rug is great! I love the fabrics you chose. Hand stitched binding is always a favourite of mine :slight_smile: Snow dyeing sounds intriguing?! We never get snow, so it’s not like it’s something I could ever try :grimacing: And your scrap fabric twine is gorgeous! What will you make with it? Your art journal is coming along so well! My favourite page is Day 3: Use Your Hands - I see a lime green heart in the middle.

@sheepBlue welcome to our craftalong! :smiley: Your wall hanging is fantastic! Did you actually make the fabric that makes up those circles yourself? I love your cozy hat too :relaxed:

@Whistlefish congratulations on finishing your gorgeous Winter cross stitch! :blue_heart:

@Edel your paper piecing is epic!! What will you do with the piece?

@MistressJennie I’m sorry you broke your bum! :flushed: I damaged my coccyx in a snowboarding accident, as well as damaged a hockey puck sized patch of nerves in my tooshie… it was a painful few years :woozy_face: Sending you my best wishes to get better very soon xxx Your raw edge circle quilt is wonderful! I’d love to sew curves but have never taken up the challenge. I also love the subtle Gryffindor hints :lion:

@seeuudee your Hufflepuff cross stitch is so awesome!! I love it!

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Actually, there are no tricky pieced curves in the raw edge circle quilt block! The circles are cut out, then sewn on top of the squares, 1/4" from the raw edge of the fabric. So technically you are sewing in a circle, but you aren’t trying to piece it, just a rough applique with a raw edge. It’s supposed to fray along those raw edges, to give the quilt a more textured aged look over time.

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Sure did! It was a great project for some mindless crafting.

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Unreal!

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Class or Challenge Title: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name & Page Link: Mittens
Brief Description: First time making a pair of mittens, and although a bit wonky, they give me joy, both with the finished project and the colors in the yarn.
Project Picture:

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Those mittens are so darn cheerful! Well done. And Welcome to the HP Craftalong. :yellow_heart:

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Welcome to HPC and welcome to Hufflepuff, @skrutt!! Those mittens are so happy and lovely!

Challenge: Detention - Stash Challenge (1)
House: HUFFLEPUFF
Project Name: SmartDoll Hat
Project Description: I made this hat with just a little yarn and a cute pompon from my stash. I always say “pompom,” but I guess it’s really “pompon.” What do you all say?
Project Pic:
MIRAIHAT

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Cute little hat! And tiny little pompom (at least in the USA)…did you make it as well, so tiny?

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Class or Challenge Title: Headmistress February
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Dark Heart Quilt Block
Brief Description: I made this dark and scrappy heart block with black and dark blood red 2.5" fabric strips.
Project Picture:

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Class or Challenge Title: Iron Chef - Red
House: Ravenclaw
Project Name & Page Link: Blood Orange Marmalade
Brief Description: Just under the wire for February’s challenge, I hope! After two failed attempts at winging it (check for rotten spots and hubris), this batch is from a reliable Food In Jars recipe for floral-vamp citrus season goodness.

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Class: HMC - February
House: Hufflepuff
Project: Doll Dress
Description: Something a little darker than the normal pink & pastels associated with Valentines and February.

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Merlin’s pants! Fred & George Weasley have somehow taken over our Headmistress Challenges! Over the next two months, the pranksters hope you’ll enjoy these prompts inspired by their Weasely’s Wizard Wheezes creations.

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AH! Let chaos reign! And fun, of course, fun. :grin:

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:rainbow: Iron Chef Ostara Cook the Rainbow Challenge :rainbow:

:green_apple: :cucumber: :leafy_green: :broccoli: March: GREEN. Lettuce, kiwi, matcha! Cook with GREEN ingredients this month. Try a glowing green hummus, parmesan garlic green beans, or some sweet mint chocolate chip cookies.

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I totally want to try that green hummus!

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Class: DADA
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Clothesline Necklace
Brief Description: I made this for a friend who sent me some paper craft supplies. Clothesline wrapped in fabric and a macramé bead.
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Class: Divination
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Hot Mess Headband
Brief Description: My first knitted project! This headband will certainly protect my ears from the cold. Here’s the tutorial/pattern I used: The Hot Mess Headband.
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Class: Herbology
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Ovary Up Embroidery
Brief Description: I was really inspired to stitch up something contrasting a traditional, floral, feminine pattern with more crass/bad ass language.
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Class: History of Magic
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Knitting Swatches
Brief Description: I recently learned how to knit thanks to a 14-day learn to knit video series from The Knitting Circle. Here are the results of my labors! Stockinette stitch, seed stitch, moss stitch, k2 p2 ribbing, and garter stitch.
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Class: Potions
House: Gryffindor!
Project Name & Page Link: Scrappy Crowns
Brief Description: Made fully from stash, I whipped up these fun crowns for my daughters to play in!
Project Picture:

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