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Snitch Skirt

16 Jul

If Harry Potter took place in 1950s America, students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry would probably wear something like this on their Butterbeer dates in Hogsmead. At least, I like to think so.

I knew I needed to wear something good to commemorate the very last Harry Potter movie, but a black cloak and house tie just wasn’t going to cut it. So I made yet another circle skirt, this time embellished with a giant golden snitch! I honestly don’t think I’m going to get bored of these circle skirts. They are way too easy, and there are so many ways to embellish them. Just you wait until I finish my Dungeons and Dragons themed green-beaded dice skirt!

People loved this skirt, and even the people who have been living under a rock and don’t know what a snitch is still thought it was “retro cool” (in the words of one crazy old guy at the library). Oh, and if you can’t quite see it, I was sporting a Slytherin badge and a Dark Mark, to show my love for dear Severus Snape. Love him.

And here is my shoddy Microsoft Paint template. One of these days I’m going to remember to actually make a real template before I sew everything together. But you get the idea.

(Mrs. A)

Potter Felties

30 Jan

One thing you should know about Mrs. A is that she is fanatic about Harry Potter. So, being the crafty person I am, I decided to make her some Harry Potter dolls as a gift.

Though this was not my first Harry Potter craft (having already made paper wands and a Mad-eye Moody eye), it was however an original design.  Rather than continue to shamelessly steal ideas from The Leaky Cauldron, I came up with some of my own, the result being these three magical characters pictured here (Ron, Harry and Hermione). These dolls were made out of various colours of felt and sewn together by hand using embroidery floss. Harry’s glasses as well as the wands each character is holding were made using a thread of thin metal.

I think it went quite well for a first attempt at creating original felties. The best part of course was to see Mrs. A’s excitement as she opened the present. She adores them and now they sit on the same bookcase as her many volumes of H.P.

(Mr. C)