Weird week last week. I literally lost an entire day. I slept for 24 consecutive hours (after being awake for the same amount of time), and that kind of threw off every other part of my life. But I’m back and my to-post file is bursting with Potter-y goodness.
These little felties were made by flickr user redmermaidwereworlf(!) and they measure approx. 3 3/4 inches high. She did a great job working all of the important details into such tiny dolls. Just thinking about making stitches that small gives me a headache. Individual shots of these dolls plus some of her other creations can be seen in her Mini Stuffies and Felties flickr set.
Finished … I think. I’m not sure. If feels a little off balance, but I’m going to let it sit for a while. Also, he doesn’t appear to have a nose,whoops. I’ll fix that too.
Hagrid’s flowery pink umbrella
My favorite part (the scarf) and my least favorite part (the owl’s face) together in one picture.
And a little boot detail. The other boot actually turned out just a little bit nicer, but I forgot that when I was taking and editing the pictures. Whoops, again.
Once I get a few more of these completed, I plan on starting a gallery page so that they can all be viewed in one place. For now you can click The Project That Must Not Be Named tag to see my past posts for this project. Next up are The Vanishing Glass and The Letters from No One. I’ve already done the crayon tinting on The Vanishing Glass, but I’m not thrilled with the colors that I used, so I may scrap it and start over.
And that is it for my Monday update (one day late).
I’ve been on a craft supply organizing trip lately, and this next project is giving me Harry-Potter-Crafty-Organization-Envy (don’t laugh, it’s a serious condition).
Woozelmom created this needle craft supply storage trunk with a pretty specific concept in mind:
In my head I started getting an idea that what if Molly Weasley (my hero) went to straighten up the twins bedroom after they had left for fame and fortune in Diagon Alley with their own shop and she found a trunk the boys had left behind with some of their odds and ends. Being the thrifty woman that she is she decided to repurpose things for her hobby of knitting and by doing so, still allowing her to feel close to her fledgling sons. With that thought in mind I started planing my trunk.
The finished product is so expertly executed that I can easily picture it tucked away somewhere special in The Burrow, just waiting for Mrs. Weasley to get a spare second to sneak in a few stitches.
All of that fictional product packaging is making me swoon, and each package contains a different craft supply. Woozelmom has the details of her trunk broken up into a few posts. Click the links to find out what each package conceals: Continue reading
Okay, so you may not be able to actually turn time with this DIY time turner necklace, but you’ll probably turn a few heads.
Deviantart user FromWinterToSpring provides a tutorial for creating this lovely time turner out of a few keyrings and some beads.
So at this point we all know that I love me some HP embroidery, right?
Well, one of my favorite crafters/artists, Heidi Kenney of My Paper Crane just posted a clever HP embroidery project that she’s just started. She picked up a Harry Potter coloring book to use as a pattern, and I can’t wait to see the finished piece.
Are you working on any HP needle crafts at the moment? Leave me a comment, and let me see what you’re up to.
This owl post applique/embroidery was created as part of a collection called Embroid-ustrations of a Wild Imagination by artist Ben Rumback.
Speaking of Embroid-ustrations (love that name, btw), I’ve been pretty horrible about updates on The Project That Must Not Be Named. That’s because I haven’t been making any progress on it. I was missing a few colors of floss, and then I got distracted by sock knitting – which almost feels like an HP craft, given the importance of socks in a certain house elf’s life – but I promise an update next Monday. No excuses!
Here’s wishing a very happy birthday to both Jo and Harry. Let’s all have a golden snitch cupcake to celebrate.
cupcakes by di-licious cupcakes.
These are the things that make me smile after spending the entire morning cursing my internet connection. Hello Potter, decked out in Quidditch gear – the fact that this exists in the world helps me sleep just a little bit easier at night. Deviantart user Tora-sensei created this adorable little sculpted toy for his wife, after she came up with the Hello Potter idea. Here’s a link to her original drawing.
And just because I can:
Instructables user bookcrazzy created four sets of these amazing trunks and Hogwarts school books as Christmas presents.
What Potter fan wouldn’t be absolutely thrilled to receive this lot as a gift? The trunk is covered in leather, and the books include: The Monster Book of Monsters, Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them, A Study of Recent Developments in Wizardry, Advanced Potion Making, Magical Theory, A History of Magic, The Standard Book of Spells, The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection, Quidditch Through The Ages, One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi and Charm Your Own Cheese. But these books aren’t just pretty to look at, they’re actually full of Potter-relevant content. For more images and additional details about how this incredible gift was created, check out bookcrazzy’s instrucables post.
Gulping Gargoyles! How gorgeous is this? Jen and John of EPBOT and Cake Wrecks made this amazing Ollivander’s wand display. This is the kind of thing that I would expect to see hanging in Diagon Alley.
“Scroll saw” has just been added to my list of wants.