Thursday, May 29th, 2008

*surveys debris and mess that was the tower location of the Crafty Witch Office

[info]dragonsinger954
...last week*

*mutters* By the Crafty Muses, are we a party lot, or what?

*sets about straightening room*

*lines up the numerous bottles of wine and Firewhisky*

*admires lineup of newly framed and proudly displayed letters from JK Rowling to the Crafty Witches*

*notices Hardhatcat’s is gone*

*furtively looks around and takes own letter down and stuffs into her bag*

*finishes clearing up and banishes trash to lower kitchen*

*hesitates and wanders over to desk*

*finds small pile of updates and letters*

            Hp5freak—

           I took my letter home.  It’s a long way to Oz and I’d like to be able to see it regularly.  Great party last night, by the way.  I wasn’t aware that you were able to…er…well, it was great.  How’s Josée doing with her concussion, followed by the party?  Is she resting well?

            Hardhatcat 

*remembers week of partying*

*remembers week of hangover*

*feels sore muscles in arms from squailing*

*looks at rest of piled up work*

*glances at her bag, bulging with her framed letter*

*posts update and runs before the rest of the Crafty Witches show up*

Well, we *did* get SOME work done.... )
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Friday, May 23rd, 2008

*is dreaming happy dreams*

[info]dragonsinger954
*hears insistent tapping at window*

*looks at clock, sits up, banging head on upper bunk*

Whoops, I overslept!!!

*rubs head, and hears tapping again*

*goes to window, lets in owl*

Uh-oh…

*shoos owl out, and looks at the scarlet envelope that’s smoking at the edges*

BOOM

PRINCESS!!!

Get your crafty butt into the TLC CW office post haste. All heck’s breaking loose!

Quietish

*dresses very quickly and apparates away*



*pops into Crafty Witch office*

*is creeped out that the office is apparently empty*

*notes the Floo is spotted in Floo powder, goo, and broken twigs*

*goes to desk to try to find out what’s going on*

*finds Dragonsinger under the desk*

“Hey! You’re back! How was vacation? Did’ja bring me any-- What’s wrong, Minion?”

“Don’t tell ‘em I’m here.”

“What’s going on?”

“Well, see, you know I took the company broom out for my holidays? Well, er…there was an accident with a Muggle on the way to see As_Weasley_As_I_Wanna_Be. So, I was hoping I could get it fixed before Josée_Madalia noticed, but then everything just kinda went nuts…”

*an owl swoops in and drops note on the desk*

Princess—

If you see Dragonsinger, can you ask her where I put the jam after breakfast the other day? I can’t find any of my 12 jars here. I’ve asked my boys, but there seems to be plenty of peanut butter left, so I don’t think it was them…

As_Weasley_As_I_Wanna_Be

*looks at burned jam on Floo again*

*looks down at Dragonsinger*

“You care to explain that, Minion?”

*Dragonsinger cringes*

“Okay, so, I thought I could fix the company broom with a few well-places twigs, some jam and a spell or three…but that’s not quite how it worked…I mean, it may have worked, but it was still drying when Josée_Madalia came in. And she made mention that she needed it for something…”

“Oh, dear…”

*is interrupted by a fast flying owl whoooo drops another note on the desk*

Amber—

Um…why do I have a concussed Josée in Oz, and a living room covered in twigs and jam? Has something gone wrong in the Crafty Office?

--Hardhatcat

*casts Impervius charm to avoid stickiness, sticks head in Floo, and has brief conversation with Cat to check on Josée*

*pulls head back out of Floo*

*taps foot at Dragonsinger* “Well?”

“Er…well, Josée_Madalia grabbed the broom, and it sorta bucked away from her…and she’s such a tiny thing and she was kinda stuck to it because of the jam, you see…it sorta knocked some Floo powder over and I don’t know what she was yelling, but it seems the Floo network understood something…and well, now she’s at Hardhatcat’s place…in Australia.”

“Oh…my…” *deep breath* “Okay, well, here’s what we need to do. I need to get my update in order and up. YOU need to clear up this mess. Then we are going to have to have the Floo checked for damage by Magical Maintenance. While they are doing that, I will go down to the Portkey office and see what I can do about arranging international transportation and interconnecting Portkeys to get us to Australia to get Josée, to Canada to drop her off, and get us back to the States before I have to be at Wrock concert tonight.”

*pulls Dragonsinger out from under desk and starts dragging her from the office*

“By the way…have you seen my tiara?”

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Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Weekly Update for 04/24/08

[info]dragonsinger954

*apparates into Leaky’s Crafty Witch workroom*

*sees note pinned to corkboard*

from hardhatcat )

I’m not going to be around this week because the Ministry of Magic is sending me to some conference on the other side of Australia.  I’ll see you and get updated when I get back.

Much love and toodles,

Hardhat_Cat”

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*sees second note pinned to corkboard*

from dragonsinger954 )

Cat said she was going to be gone for WORK reasons?  Yeah, right.  Check out this news article

--still giggling, Dragonsinger”

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*wanders to desk*

*finds note spellotaped to computer*

from quietish )

Reminder for the Craft-Along!  Thanks!

--Q

PS:  Have you seen Trevor?  I think Filch got a hold of him last week…Nev’s worried…

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*boots computer*

*finds email from Fearless Leader*

from jennbrad52 )

I’ll be out of commission this week.  I have an ear infection.  Everything sounds like a toad in my ears.  Oh, and Filch tried to give me a detention!  Can you believe that?  ME, a Crafty Witch.  …incidentally, I don’t think he’s a Squib after all…because I sorta went deaf after I laughed at a joke about Mrs Norris, and that’s when the ear problems started up.  I’m going to see Madam Pomfrey later today…

--As_Weasley_As_I_Wanna Be

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*finds email from other Fearless Leader*

from josee_madalia )

I’ve been out a bit requesting permissions to post tutorials and photos for Leaky.  You wouldn’t believe the dragon I had to fight at Gringotts last week to get a pattern out of one of the deeper level vaults.   There I was!  Swishing and flicking and waving and jabbing and ….well, in the end, I may have lost an eyebrow when I disapperated, but I got the pattern, and someone else has to deal with a disgruntled dragon on that side of the security vaults.  Reminders for Craft-Along, new links, and our email for questions, tutorials and everything else.

Going back into the fray, Josée_Madalia

 

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Busy little Crafty Witches we are!!! )

Now for some memos and reminders:

Coming SOON!!!  Leaky’s first Craft-Along!!!  Join up with your fellow crafters and have fun.  What is a Craft-Along?  We provide a list of supplies and instructions and everyone who wants works on the project at the same time.  Keep your ear and eyes on Leaky!  The Craft-Along starts May 1st!  Our forum is now up on Leaky!  See you next Thursday!

And don't forget that the Crafty Witches are always happy to accept your original Potter-themed patterns by email using the submission forms that can be found here.

Also, if you see anything that needs correcting or wanna make a comment about it, please email us so we can do what the Crafty Witches do with it.

Looking for all the places that the Crafty Witches are trying to take over the world?  You can find us at Leaky, HarryPotterCrafts, LiveJournal, InsaneJournal, GreatestJournal, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Ravelry, Bebo, My Yearbook, Zondara, and Gaia Online.

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, April 17th, 2008

*let's self into Leaky*

[info]dragonsinger954

*hums to self while making a cuppa in the Lounge*

*checks update tray and gathers relevant owl notices*

*approves updated magical spiral staircase and steps up*

*lets self into TLC Crafty Witch Craft Room/Office*

*shrieks and spills coffee when attacked by hovering memos waiting for her*

*bats memos away, banishing them to the desk*

*mutters “Not funny”*

*cleans up coffee and goes to desk to update*

*checks messages*

Freak—

  Don’t forget!  You’re supposed to mention all the places the Crafty Witches can be found.  We can’t take over the world if we don’t have minions….er… I mean, those interested should be able to find us online everywhere.

Oh, and Princess?  If I find your tiara out again, I’m going to stick it where you …er…just put it away already.

--Dragonsinger

 

A—

  Make sure to mention questions/queries/corrections need to be emailed to crafts@the-leaky-cauldron.org … Okay?

--Josee_Madalia

 

Hey Freak—

  Now that we are caught up on the backlog, I think we are ready for some new tutorials.  Maybe you should mention it in your updates for people to submit their instructions using the form and we could get some more new stuff up.   Especially if there are people who have not submitted before that maybe need some encouragement.  If we want to take over the world…you know.  Minions, think of the MINIONS….

And by the way, don’t let Cat down from the wall.  Her work keeps trying to send her to a retreat or something that would keep her away from us.  She is stuck to the wall for her sanity.

--As_Weasley_As_I_Wanna_Be

*looks over at wall to see Hardhat_Cat stuck to the wall in a manner reminiscent to her own times of being stuck to the wall*

*waves*  Hullo, Cat!  How’s it going?

Good morning, Freak—

  Could you please mention the upcoming Craft-Along?  May 1 is very soon (just two weeks from today, in fact).  Tell ‘em to keep it tuned to Leaky for word on the details.  Thanks!

--Quietish

 

Okay, well then…

*sorts through updates*

Whatcha waitin' for? )

Now for some memos and reminders:

Coming SOON!!!  Leaky’s first Craft-Along!!!  Join up with your fellow crafters and have fun.  What is a Craft-Along?  We provide a list of supplies and instructions and everyone who wants works on the project at the same time.  This way we can share our progress, our problems, and our projects all together.  Stay tuned to Leaky and your Crafty Witches for news.  The Craft-Along starts May 1st!

And don't forget that the Crafty Witches are always happy to accept your original Potter-themed patterns by email using the submission forms that can be found here.

Also, if you see anything that needs correcting or wanna make a comment about it, please email us so we can do what the Crafty Witches do with it.

Looking for all the places that the Crafty Witches are trying to take over the world?  You can find us at Leaky, HarryPotterCrafts, LiveJournal, InsaneJournal, GreatestJournal, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Ravelry, Bebo, and Gaia Online.

 

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Thursday, April 10th, 2008

*groans loudly and winces*

[info]dragonsinger954
*rolls over in bed…and falls off couch in the Leaky Lounge*

Huh?

*stumbles to feet*

*checks calendar, sees note*

A—

Great party last night. Don’t forget to clean up. And make sure we have an update for today. Oh, and the tiara was fantastic!!! Be sure to put it somewhere safe.
Josée~Madalia

OMGosh! It’s Thursday. I’ve gotta get my update up.

*holding aching head in place, makes way to Crafty Tower*

*trips over party paraphernalia, empty butterbeer bottles, dragging streamers and strewn wrapping paper*

*finds note next to Floo*

Good morning, Freak!

Sorry I had to Floo back to Oz before you got up, but party was fun last night. And you and that tiara! Wow. That was something else. Way to go, Princess!
HardHatCat

*pokes head in crafty kitchen and snags some leftover birthday cake*

*sees note on table*

Hey, Princess—

Hope you had a Happy Birthday! Don’t forget your update! I will see you all next week when I get back from vacation. LOVE the tiara!
As_Weasley_As_I_Wanna_Be

*trudges way upstairs and does all the required movements, gestures, etc*

*sits down at desk*

*finds birthday tiara and note*

Oy! Princess Freak—

Watch where you be leaving your birthday tiara! I almost stepped on it!
--Dragonsinger

Whoops!

*admires tiara, then puts away safely*

*checks desk*

*checks under desk*

*checks computer*

Huh.

*finds one little note buried under birthday cards*

Freak—

Do me a favor and put up announcement about the new Craft-Along we’re going to do on TLC, please? I’ll have the details up soon, but let everyone know they are coming. Thanks! Oh, and great party last night. I think you left your tiara in the lounge.
Quietish


ANNOUNCING!!!!

The Leaky Cauldron’s Craft-Along!!!! That’s right, TLC is going to have it’s very own Craft-Along, run by Crafty Witch Extraordinaire, Quietish!!!! Details will be out within the next week or so about this exciting new event. It’s going to be all kinds of awesome!


Let us know so that we can fix it or address any questions you may have. Have a craft that you want to share with us. Again, Give us a shout and we will be more than happy to hear your crafty ideas.>
Okay, that’s it for this week.

*magics desk into opulent four-poster bed with silk hangings*

Even birthday princesses need to sleep off the birthday hangover.

Happy Crafting!!!

*passes out*
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Thursday, March 13th, 2008

*strolls in with cup o' tea in one hand, a stack of updates in the other*

[info]dragonsinger954
*drops cup o' tea and stack of updates*

*screams bloody murder*

THEY'RE STEALING ME CRAFTY CHARMS!!!!

*grabs nearby prototype broom*

*is hoisted into the air*

*shrieks*  DOWN!!! DOWN!!! 

*broom flies higher*

*remembers she is a crafty witch but is terrified to let go of the broom*  (Falling means ouchies)

*spies little green hoodlums gathering beneath her*

*decides to let go and squash the thieves*

*lets go, drops, prays she avoids the broken china*

(a thunderous CRASH!!!!!  shakes the crafty room and the little beasts scatter)

*inspects the damage to self and tea spattered updates...*

*mutters*  Thievin' leprechauns...can't trust 'em for nothin'...but take one step near their stupid cauldrons with "gold," and they are ALL over you like spider monkeys.  Blasted relatives....*attempts to read the tea-soaked updates* ) *sets about mopping up tea and forcing broom back in the corner*

*makes note to send an owl to Weasley Wizarding Wheezies about their trick brooms....They're excellent*
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