Hey there

Considering that this site is still getting quite a bit of traffic even though I haven’t updated in it in over a year, I just wanted to say hi to anyone visiting for the first time, and apologize for not responding to some of your comments. They were not being sent to my email, so I didn’t realize they were there. I have had a few inquires about how I made things or whether or not they are for sale,  so I just wanted to make it clear that unless otherwise noted, I did not make the majority of the content on this blog. I always provide links to the original creators though, so you can link through and find out more information from them. I’m considering maybe possible resurrecting this blog if time allows. I might even buy it it’s own domain name. Thank you for everyone who has visited this site. I love sharing the Potter love.

Build your own Hogwarts

Natalie of The Busy Budgeting Mama, is a talented party planner and crafter. She built this castle out of cardboard boxes for her daughters’ birthday party. Natalie’s castle is pink to fit in with her Storybook Princess Party theme, but I think something similar in grey would be a great addition to a Potter party. I’d probably need a few more boxes to make one that my 5’3″ frame would fit in.

3 snitches! This Quidditch match will never end …

Potter fan and style blogger Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey has instructions for how to make 3 different variations of a snitch necklace. A snitch necklace is such a subtle and stylish way to let your nerd flag fly. These would make a nice quick and easy present for the Potter lovers in your life as well. You should also check out her handmade Potter inspired sweater.

Harry Potter and Friends Cloth Dolls

Craftster user craftewoman has been creating these incredibly detailed and realistic cloth dolls. I’m a big fan of all the little handmade accessories, especially Hagrid’s pink umbrella. Follow the links to see posts on Hagrid, Harry, Hermione, Ron and two different versions of Dobby (1 and 2).

Harry and Hermione are available for sale here.

 

Harry Potter Mini Art Quilt

Harry Potter and the Flying Ford Anglia and the Whomping Willow

I love this mini art quilt made by flickr user FlossieBlossom. From the faux bois fabric that she used to make the whomping willow, to the perfectly executed flying Ford Anglia , to the little puffs of smoke coming from it’s exhaust – this quilt is just such a wonderful representation of this particular scene from the book. Also, those embroidered headlight beams – LOVE!

It’s September 1st and that means …

It’s time to go back to Hogwarts!

Homemade Honeydukes

I’ve had this post in the works since I started this blog. This post may have actually been one of the main reasons that I wanted to start this blog. I’m more than a little bit obsessed with the idea of throwing a completely over the top Harry Potter party, and one of the main reasons for this is that I want an excuse to make all sorts of Potterverse treats.  The following is a round up of recipes for many of the magical treats sold at Honeydukes. Any of these recipes would be great to make for a Potter party, Halloween, Christmas or just for fun.  Continue reading

Dobby Amigurumi

Dobby the House Elf

Amigurumi is one of those things that I was never really able to master, so I’m always a little bit in awe when I see it done well. When I saw this little guy I was not only in awe of the mad crochet skills, but I think I actually let out and audible “Awwwww” as well. LucyRavenscar created this Dobby doll for her son who was pretty torn up over the death of everybody’s favorite house elf. Now he has his own cuddly Dobby to comfort him.

Totally Awesome Patchwork Potter Purse

I like it when I look at a handmade item and I can actually feel the love that went into it’s creation. This Teesha Moore inspired bag by QuirkieCraft is one of those items. Seriously, in my head I’ve been referring to this bag as “The Pottergasm”. Check out QuirkieCraft’s post for images of the other side (which is equally awesome) and some detail shots. “This button is a portkey”  is probably my favorite:

Sock Monkey Potter

Sock Monkey! Flickr user cuddlemonkey101 makes all sorts of creative, awesome and nerdy sock monkeys. Can you guess which one appealed to me?

Okay, quite a few of them appealed to me actually, but this is a Harry Potter craft blog after all…

I love the details, right down to the school uniform hiding under his cloak. Check out some of cuddlemonkey101’s other creations over here or if your in the market for a handmade monkey head over to her etsy shop.