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« on: October 05, 2007 06:52:29 AM »

I'm sure you guys are getting tired of these, but I'm just so proud that I have to share.

Hand-painted crest with handwritting in the background (on both sides of the cover) with the Slytherin bit of the sorting hat's song:

"Or perhaps in Slytherin, you'll make your real friends. Those cunning folk use any means, to achieve their ends."








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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007 07:00:35 AM »

Gorgeous paint and I love the lining and closure!  The only thing that bugs me a bit is the handles look too sparkly and modern for the rest of it- but that's so minor.  This is great!
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007 07:07:19 AM »

amazing! Shocked  I love all the small details.
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007 07:08:29 AM »

I think that is fantastic!  What a lucky customer!
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2007 07:26:40 AM »

Absolutely lovely.  Thank you for sharing.  Do you have a tut?
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2007 07:27:38 AM »

wow!! I love it! great job Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2007 08:15:40 AM »

Its absolutely wonderful!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2007 08:16:56 AM »

So VERY professional! I really adore it! Except... is Slytherin a Harry Potter reference? I've never read it.... No matter, though. I really love the purse!
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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2007 09:09:12 AM »

Nice.  It looks professional.
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2007 09:34:57 AM »

Gorgeous paint and I love the lining and closure!  The only thing that bugs me a bit is the handles look too sparkly and modern for the rest of it- but that's so minor.  This is great!

Kind of hard to see in a light box... but all of the paint I used is metallic and glimmers just as much as the handles do. The whole thing sparkles - the linning, paint, and handles. When I photographed the purse, the beads stood out more than everything else no matter how I directed the light, but in natural lighting situations, it is not so. Scouts honor! Haha.  Wink

Absolutely lovely.  Thank you for sharing.  Do you have a tut?
No tutorial for the bag sorry.
But I do have a tutorial for the handles:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=103482.0
Here is a tutorial I found on craftster for a book purse, not the same as mine, but close enough:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=140965.0

So VERY professional! I really adore it! Except... is Slytherin a Harry Potter reference? I've never read it.... No matter, though. I really love the purse!
Yep. Slytherin is one of the 4 Hogwarts Houses (Hufflepuff, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor). The purpose of the houses is to sort each witch/wizard according to their fundamental qualities and values. A sorting hat (which is actually a talking pointed wizard's hat) is placed on the new student's head and it tells them which house they belong to.

At the begining of every sorting, the sorting hat sings a song. One of those songs talks about all of the houses and what they stand for:
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Oh you may not think me pretty,
But don't judge on what you see,
I'll eat myself if you can find
A smarter hat than me.
You can keep your bowlers black,
Your top hats sleek and tall,
For I'm the Hogwarts Sorting Hat
And I can cap them all.
There's nothing hidden in your head
The Sorting Hat can't see,
So try me on and I will tell you
Where you ought to be.

You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.

So put me on! Don't be afraid!
And don't get in a flap!
You're in safe hands (though I have none)
For I'm a Thinking Cap!


Later it sings a song about why the houses were created:
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A thousand years or more ago
when I was newly sewn,
there lived four wizards of renown,
whose names are still well known:
bold Gryffindor, from wild moor,
fair Ravenclaw, from glen,
sweet Hufflepuff, from valley broad,
shrewd Slytherin, from fen.
They shared a wish, a hope, a dream,
they hatched a daring plan
to educate young sorcerers
thus Hogwarts School began.
Now each of these four founders
formed their own house, for each
did value different virtues
in the ones they had to teach.
By Gryffindor, the bravest were
Prized far beyond the rest;
For Ravenclaw, the cleverest
would always be the best;
For Hufflepuff, hard workers were
Most worthy of admission;
And power-hungry Slytherin
loved those of great ambition.
While still alive they did divide
Their favorites from the throng,
Yet how to pick the worthy ones
When they were dead and gone?

'Twas Gryffindor who found the way,
He whipped me off his head
The founders put some brains in me
So I could choose instead!
Now slip me snug about your ears,
I've never yet been wrong,
I'll have a look inside your mind
And tell where you belong!
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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2007 09:11:37 PM »

I remember Malfoy, *shudder*
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« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2007 11:28:16 PM »

cool purse! love the details and the images look professional!

go slytherin! i'm going to dress up as a pansy parkinson-esque slytherin for halloween!
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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2007 11:51:11 PM »

the purse in so beautiful and original. and thanx alot for givings links to turotorials
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2007 02:28:04 AM »

Kewl.
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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2007 06:28:51 AM »

Thanks everyone!  Wink
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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2007 06:42:52 PM »

You've just made it into my top five Harry Potter crafty things. Plus, it's just damn hot!
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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2007 09:25:25 PM »

I might have to steal this purse. It is fantastic.
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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2007 03:40:29 PM »

That is amazing.. You did a great job...
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« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2007 11:58:56 PM »

Wow! Looks fantastic!
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« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2007 06:35:43 PM »

Wow! I totally love this. I wish I had the skill to make something as nice as this. Great Work.
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« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2007 05:01:28 AM »

Aw thanks everyone!  Cheesy Happy Halloween!
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« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2008 06:58:59 PM »

Is that a personalized label you put on the inside lining?  Did you make it or have them made?  I've been trying to find a site that makes them.
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« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2008 07:30:04 PM »

Beautifully done, it looks perfect.
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« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2008 01:31:40 PM »

Is that a personalized label you put on the inside lining?  Did you make it or have them made?  I've been trying to find a site that makes them.

Sure is my friend.
They are really simple to make yourself. All I use is iron-on photo transfer paper for t-shirts. You can buy this at Staples (a Canadian shop) or any office supply or craft supply store. I buy the paper that is made for dark or black fabric. The paper is white so I just print my label on the paper, cut it out into squares and iron on! Sometimes I sew around the edge in zigzag for a different look.

You can also iron clear transfer paper (for white fabric) onto ribbon and sew the label in.
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« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2009 04:40:24 PM »

that is amazing. i so want it.
i may just have to try making it one of these days.

just need to get cool handles before i do.
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« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2009 10:40:51 AM »

Wow, excellent work! Grin Im not the biggest Harry potter fan but I adore this bag!
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