found this over here and it just gave me such the little happy giggle fit today. Enjoy!
May 9, 2013
May 2, 2013
quite a long time ago i made a Hedwig costume for a little baby. it was a bit of a challenge but made slightly easier by the fact that the baby wasn't old enough to do anything but sit around. i went with a little potato sack sleeper kind of a shape for the base and made a little hood with an elastic chin strap. the wings and tail were made by making a stack of fleece and fabric and cutting them into leaf shapes. i then sewed the fleece and fabric leaf together around the edge (about 1/2 inch in) and then down the center. then i snipped down to the seam line. i washed and dried the leaves so they would fray up and then sewed them into place on the wings.
a little hard to imagine with a baby in it i suppose but i have faith in your imaginations :0) the imaginations are strong in these ones. looks so snuggly I might wanna be cozy Hedwig for Halloween one year. lol
April 14, 2013
What you see here is one of the coolest gifts ive ever been given. for our 6 month anniversary (which also happened to fall on valentives day) my fella (being a new harry potter fan and quite the imaginative and creative fellow) made me a quidditch world cup tent. he built it in his room with every sheet in the whole house. the center top was ties to his cieling fan. see above
a little brighter lighting although in person the christmas lights were quite sufficient. i couldnt stop looking around. it really really was a magical place. we were both so enamored of it that we were really sad to take it down...two weeks later! but it started to get saggy and droopy. to ease the blow we agreed to make a quidditch tent every year on our vallentieaversarry.
us being goofy in our tent.
the pallet bed was origionally in the closet with a lacy tablecloth canopy stretched between the two open closet doors but we decided to remodel a little on the second day and moved it out so we could watch movies easier. below you can see him standing up so you can get an idea of the space really in this thing.
i love magic!
April 4, 2013
A friend asked me to make her a set of house scarves recently. one for her, in Ravenclaw colors as per her sorting, and one for her son whos little bitty. nowhere near his letter for Hogwarts even. Shes convinced that hes a Gryffindor however and im inclined to agree. its a true statement that only the sorting hat can decide however so we shall see someday if her prediction was right :0).
I made these out of Homespun yarn in the following colors.spice and colonial for the ravenclaw scarf and golden and candy apple for the gryffindor one. i really like the bronzy color of the spice. its HARD to find a bronze yarn i tell you. but this looks quite nice. Homespun is one of my favorite yarns too. holds up well through loads of washings, lots of pretty colors, and its fairly cheap too.
the grown up sized scarf is about 6-7 inches wide and 6 feet l ong not including fringe. the little scarf is about 3 inches wide and 3 feet long. you can find my ravelry project page on it here. i double crocheted the whole thing with an m hook. (if you dont crochet im sorry for rambling on but this all makes sense to the yarny sort :0)
i hope i get a photo someday of these in action. i always love it when i get to see things ive made actually being used. Have any of you made house scarves? if so how did they come out? what yarn did you use? do share links in the comments!
April 3, 2013
We have an Easter Dragon around here not an easter bunny. how silly. bunnies dont lay eggs! muggles. sheesh. see evidence of Easter Dragon above. yes that is a real live dragon egg. cant you tell?
Ive done dragon eggs for the past few years. see here and here. this however was my best result yet! essentially we boiled and cooled the eggs. cracked them on the table and dripped food coloring right onto them. let them sit for a few minutes then rinsed them in the sink and peeled them. youre gonna wanna do that over the sink too cause food coloring gets all up in there. if you're smart you might even wear gloves. i did not and MAN were my fingers rainbowy and delightful for DAYS!
THis is what they look like when you peel them. granted to DO have to pretty much eat these right away. theres no hiding them in the garden but LOOK at the friggin fantastic and beautiful egg salad they make! thanks for the pic Sandy!
April 1, 2013
i love it when archemedes delivers me some squeemail. to up the amount of glee i get from my mail delivery owl i have signed up for postcrossing. i have REALLY enjoyed this. essentially you can request a few addresses for folks all over the world and you send them a post card. in return you get postcards from everywhere. you never know when they are coming or who they will be from. its really great to have your owl land on your kitchen table next to your morning coffee and stick his little leg out with 3 postcards you didnt expect.
you put down some requests of kinds of postcards you might like or things that you like and people try to meet those requests. the faves that ive received are the handmade post cards and harry potter ones from around the world. below is my all time favorite post card. yup that IS david tennant hand drawn by a post crosser. so COOL! i know i know its as doctor who but whatever its a cross over ok :0)