Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Decked out for Deathly Hallows Part 1 Swap

So... this swap happened several months ago for the premier of DH part 1 in November.  Yes, it has taken me this long to post!  For this swap we were required to craft 3 items for our partners: one large, one medium, one small and of these we needed to craft one wearable, one toy/accessory/game, and one edible.  Here is what I came up with:

A winged key necklace:

A very owly tote:

Handmade wands made from paper, hot glue, and paint using this tutorial:

Wand chopsticks:

A Potions Starter Kit, which you can see here in this picture with most the other items:

And a Molly Weasley inspired crochet shawl:

And I think that's about it :) I will add more details later.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Memory Bear

My Mother-in-law's husband passed away last January, so it was to be expected that January would be a tough month for her this year.  In an attempt to lessen the inevitable sadness that was sure to come, I made her a memory bear from some of his old clothing.

This was my first attempt at any sort of stuffed creature or doll, so it certainly wasn't perfect, but I am pretty happy with the way he turned out.  I used Simplicity pattern 5461 and 2 dress shirts in coordinating colors.  The bow is a little wonky, and I went a little overboard with the stuffing, but I still think he is cute.  As it turns out, dear MIL loved him to tears.