Mar 12, 2010

Swap pics!

Well my partner for the "one tiny Harry Potter thing" swap over on Crafster, has received, so I will go ahead and show you all what I made...
first we have the letter from Roger Davies, Ravenclaw house quiddich captain, which proclaims Willowe (my swap partner) to be their honorary seeker and bestowes upon her these beauties...
Golden snitch earrings!

in this nifty little pouch no less:

I hand dyed the fabric for the pouch, it has kind of a jagged lined look to it which didn't really pick up on camera. It turned out a little more purple than I would have liked, but I'm still happy with it. The pouch closes with magnets & the crest was made with shrink plastic. I made the earrings based on the golden snitch necklace I had made myself a while back, I just scaled it down & hunted for some smaller gold beads. I decided to put them on chain so that they would have good movement. The letter was printed first on a laser printer, then aged with coffee & heated in the oven. I printed the Hogwarts seal on my inkjet & very carefully aged it w/dry coffee grounds because, as I discovered on my first attempt, inkjet ink will wash out of the paper. I then very carefully trimmed around the crest & glued it to the letter. I then made an envelope with another sheet of aged paper & hand wrote her name on it, trying to mimic the font I used in the letter.

I was pleased overall in the project & my swap partner really liked it too so I'm pretty happy!

Mar 9, 2010

My first Sale!

My online store opened up a couple weeks ago & this weekend I made my first sale! A Harry Potter inspired potion necklace. Here's to hoping that this "liquid luck" works for the wearer & the maker!!

Mar 7, 2010

Swap Teaser

I have finished crafting for my swap partner over on Crafster for the OTHPT Swap, so here are some teasers for Willowe if she finds her way over here:

Once she has received her package I will post full pictures.

Mar 5, 2010

Nuthin' new today...

Well if that doesn't beat all.... I decide to start a blog with all the free time I have had and wouldn't you know it, my friend has to let her secretary go, so now she needs some help till she can find a new one. So, being the good friend that I am, I have been helping her out in my spare time. Which means the blog has to wait. No biggie, I have been able to make a few more jewelry pieces to put in my store & I am working on something for my swap partner over on Crafster. So all is not lost, maybe it will give me a little more to blog about. I could go on and on about the traffic & the drivers around here...but that's another story!

On another note, My FIL just celebrated his 75 Bday. Yay! Since we live in another state, I decided to send him a "party in a card".

The color is a little more true on the 2 center pictures. I made the banner 1st and that is what led me to the whole "party in a card" thing.

The table was 3D & the cake & stuff sat on the top of it. The Champagne bottle and glass were actually clear plastic over a background color so that they looked like real glass...although they didn't photograph so well. The front was plain with the hounds-tooth print along the spine of the card, and of course the punch-out where you could see the "75". My favorite part is the little banner!