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Title: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 15, 2011 05:02:27 PM
~*Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II*~

~*Prof. JennieIngram's Transfiguration Class*~

jennieingram ---> amor_fati
amor_fati * ---> jennieingram


Krafty_Karasu 7/6 ---> sarabunny
sarabunny * ---> Krafty_Karasu


whats_her_name ---> Samantha_McKay
Samantha_McKay 7/6 ---> whats_her_name


eeyore_witch 7/11 ---> Interrobam
Interrobam * ---> eeyore_witch

cherry_blossom55 ---> birdak
birdak ---> cherry_blossom55


Baloo * ---> dustyfro
dustyfro ---> Baloo


KatMonstah ---> mpemporium
mpemporium ---> KatMonstah


Foxy Sam * ---> craftyzooprgrl
craftyzooprgrl ---> Foxy Sam

 
Oodelally ---> Noxika
Noxika  ---> Oodelally


Ruby Copperhead (7/2) ---> Abbeeroad
Abbeeroad ---> Ruby Copperhead


saylo 7/8 ---> INDIE.CHILD
INDIE.CHILD ---> saylo

motherconfessor * ---> ivoryh1632
ivoryh1632 ---> kelesaii
kelesaii * ---> motherconfessor


Status Color Codes
SENDING:
Green = Sent
* = Sent Early
Orange = Sending Late with Communication
Maroon = No Communication, Howlers HAVE BEEN SENT!

RECEIVING:
Purple = Received & Pictures Posted
Blue = Received & Pictures NOT Posted

FEEDBACK:
Strikeout = Feedback Given
Red = Temporary Negative
GLOWING RED = NEGATIVE FEEDBACK


Oh for the love of Dobby, please oh please no glowing red swappers!

Portkey back to the Original Thread! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=379840.0)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: pinkleo on June 15, 2011 05:15:24 PM

~* * Professor Pinkleo's Potions Class * *~

pinkleo ---> luckdragon
luckdragon ---> pinkleo

* PirateColey ---> ZombriNation
* ZombriNation ---> PirateColey

* Wizards_Pupil ---> chughes225
* chughes225 ---> Wizards_Pupil

* GoldfishGirl ---> Alchamy513
Alchamy513 ~*7/7*~---> GoldfishGirl

bananaleg ---> Opaka
Opaka ---> bananaleg

MonstersUnderYourBed ---> nycalison
* nycalison ---> MonstersUnderYourBed

* MizzKodak ---> 7daytrial
* 7daytrial ---> MizzKodak

ecstasia ~*7/9*~ ---> ashley053091
ashley053091 ---> ecstasia

sad days.....
mgailp ---> IndieCraft
IndieCraft ---> mgailp


oodleboodle ---> edwards1
edwards1 ~*package returned, resent 7/11*~ ---> oodleboodle

Lilak Tygress ---> Staar84 (:-* Thanks Lilak)
Staar84 ~*7/5*~ ---> Lilak Tygress

Status Color Codes
SENDING:
Green = Sent
* = Sent Early
Orange = Sending Late with Communication
Maroon = No Communication, Howlers will be sent!

RECEIVING:
Purple = Received & Pictures Posted
Blue = Received & Pictures NOT Posted

FEEDBACK:
Strikeout = Feedback Given
Red = Temporary Negative

GLOWING RED = NEGATIVE FEEDBACK
Oh for the love of Dobby, please oh please no glowing red swappers!

Portkey back to the Original Thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=379840.0)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Ex_Gratia on June 15, 2011 05:21:38 PM
~**Charms Class**~

Ex_gratia --> Calabaza
*Calabaza --> Ex_gratia


Audania1 --> NewDay2Morrow
NewDay2Morrow --> Audania1

ntrebleagain --> padfoot
padfoot --> ntrebleagain


schultebunny 7/9 --> billiemarie
billiemarie--> schultebunny

SKooKuM --> Quinndustrious P.
*Quinndustrious P. --> SKooKuM


icebyrd67 7/6 --> dinkime
dinkime  --> icebyrd67

rorriM_esoR --> AugustBell
AugustBell --> rorriM_esoR

SevsOnlyGirl --> nostephot
*nostephot --> SevsOnlyGirl

starryeyeddiy--> minathia
minathia--> starryeyeddiy

*SapphireGypsy--> KraftyKT
KraftyKT --> SapphireGypsy

lrigrem 7/6--> sdelnegro514
sdelnegro514--> lrigrem
[/s]

Status Color Codes
SENDING:
Green = Sent
* = Sent Early
Orange = Sending Late with Communication
Maroon = No Communication, Howlers will be sent!

RECEIVING:
Purple = Received & Pictures Posted
Blue = Received & Pictures NOT Posted

FEEDBACK:
Strikeout = Feedback Given
Red = Temporary Negative
GLOWING RED = NEGATIVE FEEDBACK
[/b]


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 19, 2011 04:17:09 PM
I guess I get to start the gallery!

I received a very lovely package from amor_fati.  She definitely went above and beyond on this swap!

Let's start with the edible goodies.  amor sent all kinds of magical goodies, including several kinds of Pop Rocks & a Pop Rocks Expirament Kit, some Drooble's Best Blowing Gum, a bag of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, and a creepy little gummy tarantula!



Next, let's go to the accessory.  Dear amor decided to make me an accessory for my home instead of something to take to the movie.  Look at my awesome new Deathly Hallows painting.  I actually might take this to work to hang in my office, since the whole office is red & black, and is already heavily influenced by Harry Potter.

(Coincidentally, the little owl overlooking the painting was a gift from Andromeda007 in round 1!  My husband named him Hootles.)


And now onto the absolutely jaw-dropping wearables!   :o

Hedwig earrings!

amor tried to convince me that she wasn't any good with clay.  I beg to differ. 


And a Hedwig Cuff bracelet:

The little owl is made of silver clay.  How neat is that?!?!

Here's a close up of the little guy:



Next, an awesome Gryffindor Necklace! 

I'm planning my outfit for tomorrow specifically around it.  :D

Close up:



Finally, a splendid Steampunk Owl Necklace.   ::)

I think I'm going to call her Artemis.

And a close up of the pendant:



And as if that wasn't enough, amor packed all my jeweled goodies up in this box:

It's hard to tell in the picture, but the blue paint shimmers in the light.   :)

And she included some fun extras.  A CD full of Harry Potter Fonts, some Dark Mark tattoos, and some Chocolate Frog cards! 

I think I'm going to use the cards as bookmarks.  :D

Thank you for such a lovely and thoughtful package amor_fati!  Now I just have to finish making yours!!!




Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: amor_fati on June 19, 2011 04:36:09 PM
I know I should have made you something to bring to the movies (aside from jewelry) but I had no idea what to make :(
My package doesn't look near as good as I thought it did.  :(  But maybe you can salvage something from it?
Regardless, it was made with love!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: hgddm on June 19, 2011 04:52:25 PM
Just browsing this gallery from the outside and that is one fantastic package, amor_fati!! Any HP fan would loooooove to get that loot :) Lucky Jennie!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: bobbinalong on June 19, 2011 05:13:16 PM

That steampunk owl is awesome.  That's the cutest necklace!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: GoldfishGirl on June 19, 2011 05:24:45 PM
My favorite is the painting for sure. That's awesome!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: bananaleg on June 19, 2011 05:28:17 PM
The necklaces look great! Big fan of steampunk :) And I definitely have to agree that the painting is awesome!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Oodelally on June 19, 2011 05:29:07 PM
I know I should have made you something to bring to the movies (aside from jewelry) but I had no idea what to make :(
My package doesn't look near as good as I thought it did.  :(  But maybe you can salvage something from it?
Regardless, it was made with love!

Don't sell yourself short! You have done a great job :) I LOVE your hedwig earrings and the owl necklace....so gorgeous! xoxo


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 19, 2011 06:03:51 PM
amor - you did an excellent job, everything is so cute!  The owl earrings and cuff are amazing!  I do love the Gryffindor necklace too. :)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ntrebleagain on June 19, 2011 06:25:29 PM
Great start to the gallery! Amor I love the necklaces you made!  ;D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: amor_fati on June 19, 2011 07:34:49 PM
Oh, well thank you everyone!  I wasn't expecting such a good response but the main thing is that Jennie likes it and can use it!  But thank you for your kind words- it really make my day :D
I can't wait to see what everyone else makes!!!
I guess why I was leery about my package is that I didn't make anything other than jewelry for her to wear to the movie.  When I read accessory, all I thought was some kind of house decoration since my main gifts were already accessories!  In retrospect, it would have been nice if I could sew and make her some kind of clothing piece.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Nyxika on June 19, 2011 07:42:46 PM
I am lovin' that owl cuff bracelet! Everything is gorgeous - a wonderful way to open the gallery! :)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 20, 2011 06:47:33 AM
Yay for a great gallery kick-off!  That painting is super cool!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: dinkime on June 20, 2011 08:25:44 PM
what a wonderful first package to see!  woo!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: luckdragon on June 20, 2011 09:05:13 PM
I'm also loving the gryffindor necklace and the owl bracelet!  I love the steampunky spin on all of the jewelry!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: AugustBell on June 21, 2011 01:15:29 PM
That owl necklace is so amazing!!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ZombriNation on June 21, 2011 10:10:54 PM
That is such an awesome start for the gallery!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: mpemporium on June 22, 2011 11:59:51 AM
A great package - I'm loving the little steampunk owl necklace :D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Wizards_Pupil on June 22, 2011 06:53:57 PM
Those owl earrings are incredible! And she claimed to be no good at clay?


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Lilak Tygress on June 23, 2011 01:23:28 AM
Really great job!  What a start to the gallery! WOOT!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: GoldfishGirl on June 23, 2011 01:34:51 PM
Here's a teaser for Alchamy513:
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5861831445/)
Mysteries! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5861831445/) by crafty_goldfish (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ntrebleagain on June 23, 2011 10:30:18 PM
Ooo I love teaser pics! Can't wait to see what the next package is!  ;D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: amor_fati on June 25, 2011 11:46:20 AM
Those owl earrings are incredible! And she claimed to be no good at clay?
I'm not, honest.  The back looks awful on them- not flat or anything.


That teaser looks awesome by the way!!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: MizzKodak on June 25, 2011 08:29:54 PM
I love the owl earrings and the steampunk owl necklace rocks HARD!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Alchamy513 on June 27, 2011 09:28:52 AM
Ooo, a teaser! I really can't wait, I think its supposed to be here today!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Wizards_Pupil on June 27, 2011 11:58:46 AM
Here's a teaser pic for chughes225 :D


Title: WARNING: This will give you an image coma!
Post by: 7daytrial on June 27, 2011 12:39:40 PM
My partner and I went a little overboard, but neither of us were complaining!  This is one of the most fun things I have done and I am sooooo excited to send off her package!

There was a whole lotta love coming out of my box, so grab some tea and have a seat!

Awesome Gryffindor mug!


I love this SO hard! It's going in my craft room right above my sewing machine :D


AMAZING! If you can't tell already, I'm in love with the Weasleys.


SNACKS!!!!! That tub of chocolate wands is HUGE and frankly, I can't wait to get nommin on that!


Awesome little owl named Orlando. The stitches are sooooo tiny. I am fascinated by amigurumi and cannot figure out how anyone is able to get a stitch that small and have it look so amazing. I've tried and my fingers are just too stupid.


PYGMY PUFFS!!!!


Headband with crochet flower in gryffindor colors. I LOVE it!


Lego necklace in gryffindor colors!


Chudley Cannons messenger bag. OMG. Amazing. It's huge!


Wesley Market Bag :D I cannot WAIT to use this.


Adorable lined coin purse with red dino button


All together!

MizzKodak, Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! This totally made my month :D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Alchamy513 on June 27, 2011 12:49:20 PM
Ok, time for my amazing package from GoldfishGirl! Everything was wrapped up so beautifully, and I didn't even think to take pictures of it because I was so excited to open everything  :-\ but just know that it was amazing! I don't have pictures of everything yet since my battery died in my camera, but I'll post what I have for now.

I received items from Fred and George, Neville, and Luna, all of my favorite people! First is a group picture, minus one of the edibles since its hiding from the heat in the fridge. I got a pygmy puff, blood pops, and a huge box of Butterbeer caramels (not pictured) from Fred and George; a rememberall and knut DA necklace from Neville; a pair of Ravenclaw armwarmers and a keychain from Luna; and more gorgeous Ravenclaw jewelry from GoldfishGirl! Completely spoiled!


The keychain: a dirigible plum and mini cork!


The absolutely gorgeous arm warmers: they fit perfectly! I wish I could knit like that...


The blood pops... I haven't tried them yet because I don't think they'll make it to the premiere if I open them, but I think I may need to anyway...


The pygmy puff, he's huge! I haven't named him yet, but I was thinking I might name him Fred... in memory  :'(


Close up of the necklace: This is about where my camera died, so I'll try to get a better pic, but it has "clever" stamped on it... and I know the blue is for Ravenclaw, but it also looks like aquamarine, which is my birthstone!


Alright, more pictures to come! But I wanted to say that I absolutely loved everything and I was totally spoiled! Thank you so much!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: luckdragon on June 27, 2011 01:20:16 PM
More great packages!  Love the spiders quote from Ron! And the ravenclaw necklace is awesome!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Calabaza on June 27, 2011 01:24:40 PM
Great packages!
Pygmy puff=adorable!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 27, 2011 01:26:40 PM
How exciting!  Excellent packages so far!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Oodelally on June 27, 2011 02:04:09 PM
Those packages are awesome!! Some very lucky recipients there  ;)
This is going to be the best gallery EVER!!! Exciting :D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: MizzKodak on June 27, 2011 03:56:10 PM
@7DayTrail, I am so glad you loved everything, I had a great time crafting for you and I ts so hard to stop making thing when they are Harry Potter related, I find it really hard to stop, and im sure everyone here feels the same way.


YOU WERE A GREAT PARTNER AND i AM GLAD WE ARE FRIENDS  ;D :D ;D :D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ZombriNation on June 27, 2011 05:05:49 PM
All the packages are great so far! I'm getting swap anxiety now. >.<
I can't wait to see more!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: GoldfishGirl on June 27, 2011 05:36:28 PM
Here are a few more pictures of what I sent Alchamy. I was really proud of this package and can't wait to see what else is in store! Alchamy, I'd love to see a pic of you wearing the Knut Knecklace (see what I did there?).

First, the Weasley Wizard Wheezes package; Pygmy Puff, Sea Salted Butterbeer Caramels and Blood Lollies:
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5879193486/)
'Puff and Goodies (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5879193486/) by crafty_goldfish (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Now Luna's package, first the shot of the wrapping. I potato stamped the paper underneath the tissue.
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5878635501/)
Luna Package (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5878635501/) by crafty_goldfish (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Here's a closeup of the stamp. I learned to carve them especially for this swap! http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5879196192/

The Luna keychain with armwarmer background.
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5879192204/)
Luna Keychain (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5879192204/) by crafty_goldfish (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

And finally, Neville's Package. I took a lot of pictures of the necklace, it was pretty hard to photograph. It's supposed to be a Dumbledore's Army Knut, converted into a necklace with a Remembrall charm to keep her from losing it. 
Alchamy didn't have a set length she liked, other than "longish," so the length of the necklace is adjustable and it is about 30" at its longest.
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5878628831/)
DA Knut Knecklace Hanging (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5878628831/) by crafty_goldfish (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5879189704/)
DA Knut Knecklace Back (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5879189704/) by crafty_goldfish (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5879188346/)
DA Knut Knecklace (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5879188346/) by crafty_goldfish (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
It was my first time stamping jewelry and I think I am drunk on possibilities.

Anyway, Alchamy was a hoot and a holler to craft for.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Alchamy513 on June 27, 2011 05:42:13 PM
Your pictures are so much better than mine... my camera does weird things when the battery is low... and the stamped paper was awesome, I'll have to see if I can get a picture of that too!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ntrebleagain on June 27, 2011 06:18:30 PM
Loving all the pygmy puff love!  :D

More great packages from both! Can't wait to add mine to the mix!  ;D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 27, 2011 06:50:38 PM
Ah!  Two great packages!!  Love the Burrow Sweet Burrow sign (I love the Weasley's, too!).

And those arm warmers are amazing!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Nyxika on June 27, 2011 09:17:58 PM
Such awesome packages! That mug is amaaazzzinnggg and those wristwarmers are brilliant!!

This is surely going to be the Best. Gallery. Ever.  :o



Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ivoryh1632 on June 28, 2011 02:58:59 AM
Totally forgot the gallery was up. Awsome packages everyone!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: kelesaii on June 28, 2011 08:29:01 AM
Great gallery so far!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: nostephot on June 28, 2011 08:44:39 AM
My partner received yesterday, according to USPS.... I am anxious to know what she thought....  eekkkk swap anxiety strikes again.....


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Interrobam on June 28, 2011 08:51:22 AM
Wow, so many great packages! I love the armwarmers and the Luna wrapping.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on June 28, 2011 12:47:24 PM
Ah, love the gallery! Steampunk owl, blood lollipops, butterfly crosstitch, armwarmers... everyone got great stuff!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: MonstersUnderYourBed on June 29, 2011 01:35:43 AM
Oh my goodness, gallery posts already! Everything looks fantastic. I really love that Burrow sign and that steam punk owl necklace.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: sarabunny on June 29, 2011 03:44:17 PM
All right, since I just got back from the post office, here's a teaser for Krafty_Karasu!



The package clocked in at 19 pounds! :o I think I maybe went a teensy bit overboard...


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: GoldfishGirl on June 29, 2011 05:35:35 PM
HOT DAMN! 19 POUNDS?


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: nycalison on June 29, 2011 07:54:12 PM
Great packages so far! I am almost finished packing up my box, I'm getting a mixture of excitement and anxiety lol I loved this swap :)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on June 29, 2011 10:22:20 PM
yup.  you're killing me with that teaser.  lol

I forgot about the gallery, but I'll have to go through it tomorrow.  I have to head to bed and this battery is about to die.  :-\


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 30, 2011 07:44:08 AM
I received from nostephot the other day and was waiting to open it until the kids were both home.  It was killing me! :D  I am happy to report that they think their items are AWESOME and wanted to know if they could just eat the treats today. :P

Griffin's shirt is so cute!  He loves Ron and Scabbers!  I could not get the necklace from him, he took it with him when he ran off. :D  


Katelyn's shirt, perfect for her, it's understated and simple.  She has the Harry necklace. :)


Hoodie for me!  How cute are the spiders and the car?!


Honeydukes bags of candy for each of us, there are: acid pops, lemon drops from Dumbledore's office, Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Bean and mushrooms from the Forbidden Forest!


Then there's this amazing bag...I can't say enough about it as I can't stop looking at it!  It's gorgeous!  I love all the little things to do with HP!  Katelyn couldn't figure out the zoo, she'd forgotten about the zoo visit in the first book.lol
First side:  


second side:


Edited to add:  I almost forgot to post the little extras!  My Hermione necklace, an "I love Snape" bracelet and a Slytherin pin!



Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: birdak on June 30, 2011 08:12:50 AM
holy wow. These are awesome packages.

I can't wait to swap with cherry_blossom55 soon!

*is dying with anticipation*


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 30, 2011 08:17:06 AM
well my partner received on Monday and I know she is waiting for her kids to be around before she opens it since there are things there for all of them... but if she does not post pics by the weekend I am thinking I will post for her... I am very proud of it and I am anxious to get some feedback!  Hope everyone is having a good day!

The pics are right above you!lol


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: luckdragon on June 30, 2011 08:37:59 AM
I love that bag! What a great idea!
And the t-shirts are fab!  Another great package!



Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 30, 2011 08:43:03 AM
I'll be using the bag this weekend, it's just darling!  I kept seeing that style of bag and wasn't sure if I'd like one...now I know - I DO! :D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: PirateColey on June 30, 2011 11:13:54 AM
I received from ZombriNation today. Her owl must have had a rocket-pack to get here so quickly.

There was a Hufflepuff Quidditch t-shirt (I am WAY to uncoordinated to be playing any sports... I broke my arm kicking a beach ball...), a banner, some store-bought candy, a glow-in-the-dark wand (that will be fun at the premier), and a notebook (she hand wrote/drew facts about magical critters, Hufflepuffs, and the HP movies).


Next photo shows a plushie of Cedric... there's also a close-up of one of the pages from the notebook, as well as a pair of earrings. And yellow/black eye shadow (which I'll have to play with and figure out how to wear).


Thanks ZombriNation!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: nostephot on June 30, 2011 11:15:39 AM
of course now I feel like a total heel that I was so anxious.... sorry if I sounded like a jerk!  I think the waiting for my trip and the movie is getting to me :)

I am relieved that you and the kids liked everything... and that bag was actually my worry.... I am glad you figured out the zoo piece... It was the stretcher...... SUPER relieved.... thanks for posting the pics! 


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ZombriNation on June 30, 2011 11:44:30 AM
I'm so excited it made it there! I can't believe how fast it got there! This has honestly been one of my favorite swaps ever, Pirate you have been an amazing partner!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on June 30, 2011 11:49:44 AM
of course now I feel like a total heel that I was so anxious.... sorry if I sounded like a jerk!  I think the waiting for my trip and the movie is getting to me :)

I am relieved that you and the kids liked everything... and that bag was actually my worry.... I am glad you figured out the zoo piece... It was the stretcher...... SUPER relieved.... thanks for posting the pics! 

You're fine! :)  It was just funny!  Everything was so cute, we loved it all!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 30, 2011 11:55:12 AM
Wow that bag is AWESOME!


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Post by: MonstersUnderYourBed on June 30, 2011 11:58:43 AM
I really love that bag! It's amazing!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ntrebleagain on June 30, 2011 12:39:04 PM
The package clocked in at 19 pounds! :o I think I maybe went a teensy bit overboard...

I'd say! Here begins my swap anxiety!  :D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Oodelally on June 30, 2011 01:51:52 PM
Those packages are awesome! Poor Cedric! LOL  :P Great job on the fabric painting....it looks so professional! :D

Can't wait to put mine in the post soon  ;D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: chughes225 on June 30, 2011 01:55:29 PM
I received the best package today from Wizards_Pupil.  She did a fantastic job and used her creativity a ton.  Every item I received included a letter from a different  character from the books explain why they sent it.  They are great.

The first item was the snacks.  They are from Molly Weasley of course.  She made me Chocolate frogs and Cauldron Cakes.  Each frog has a hand made card with it.  My son has all ready ate one of each and is begging for more.  Its a good thing she made so many they are not going to last long in my house.

A very nice tote bag from the Stan Shunpike
Front

Back

A great Gryffindor hat from Hermione for supporting S.P.E.W. It fits perfectly and I love that's its mainly black.

Ron made me earrings based off of Pidgwidgeon.  And Sirius sent me a tag For my dog Titan he thinks he should be in Gryffindor.

Neville sent me a Dumbledore's Army T-shirt.  It fits great and is super comfy.  I love it!
Front

Back

Harry made me a bracelet transfigured from the snitch Dumbledore left him.

Hagrid sent me the neatest Monsterbook of monsters tissue holder.  I'm sure it will get plenty of use during the premiere.

Now the best item and I am just in awe of it is a board game from the Weasley twins. Snatch the Snitch



The game is amazing. I can't wait to play it with the kids. 
Thank You so much for everything.  I love it all.  You were a amazing swap partner.  You did a fantastic job on your first swap. 


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Oodelally on June 30, 2011 04:31:08 PM
Wow chughes225 you are so lucky! What a great package :D Well done Wizards_pupil :) I especially love the book of monsters (I hope he's in a good mood when you want a tissue) and the board game! How cute are the little figurines!!
xoxo


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Post by: luckdragon on June 30, 2011 04:48:46 PM
The transfigured bracelet is really great!  And I love the little figures with the board game!


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Post by: Ex_Gratia on June 30, 2011 05:38:20 PM
I received from Calabaza!
First of all: I got a dress and matching Ravenclaw bag to wear/take with me to the movie.- I belted it, but I promise I'll get one that actually matches. 


to put in the bag I have many things such as folders of GAMES that me and my fellow HP dorks can occupy ourselves with in line:

and for a snack during the movie I have HP themed fortune cookies, which I really CAN'T wait to crack into
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=465583)
Caramel corn which I truly can't wait to shove in my mouth:

and finally, which I think is an ADORABLE idea, a personal snack container that can sit in my lap during the movie :D
- sorry I realize my deodorant is in the picture that's kind of weird, but I have to live in a dorm for the summer so space is sparse.
I also got some adorable charms as extras, one crystal ball and an owl, but I forgot to take pictures- use your imagination.
THANK YOU SO MUCH CARRIE!!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: motherconfessor on June 30, 2011 11:27:55 PM
I recieved from kelesaii! She did an amazing job! prepare to be jealous.

Everything all wrapped up



A wand! Sure amazing attention to detail. I absolutely love the vein of green that goes wand.


These are on a shelf so high i can't reach so that am not tempted to sneak them.
*Not included in the picture and the two bags of peanut butter bon bons that went straight into the freezer per kelesaii's directions. I snuck and they were delicious.




Fingerless gloves! these have been on my wishlist since i saw them in the gallery last round. They will be getting lots of use when i start school in the fall.



This blew my mind. Hedwig's death always makes me tear up. This will be coming to school with me next fall, its sooo cute!!!!



Fred and George were really amazing for sending these to me! One of them even has green eyes just like Harry!

Of course here is the necessary action shot.

Thank you sooo much kelesaii, I bow to your craft skills :)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on June 30, 2011 11:54:51 PM
The board game! The game folder! The fingerless gloves... is it healthy to think "I want to steal everyone's pacakge"? ;D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Audania1 on July 01, 2011 12:50:50 AM
Wow there sure are some talented crafters here so far! I love that board game from the Weasley's! Those leggo necklaces are super cute and I love the pygmy puffs and Hedwig! And that Luna bag is amazing! What great swaps!

I think it is absolutely healthy to want everyone's packages.  ;)
Can't wait to see more!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: bananaleg on July 01, 2011 03:05:22 AM
I looove the Teesha Moore bag.
I would totally wear the Lego necklace.
And that is one beautiful wand.

Such a great gallery so far.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 01, 2011 03:23:29 AM
The Weasley game is fantastic!

I love the tribute to Hedwig!

Such cuteness!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: craftyzooprgrl on July 01, 2011 06:05:59 AM
Great gallery! I'm loving all the creative stuff! The spider shirt, the knight bus bag, the DA shirt, the wand, the bag, the games, etc.. so awesome!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 01, 2011 06:06:21 AM
Super cool game!  Wish we could play!!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: kelesaii on July 01, 2011 06:33:29 AM
So glad you liked everything, motherconfessor! ;D ;D ;D


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Post by: AugustBell on July 01, 2011 08:06:14 AM
I want that Hedwig REAL BAD. So awesome!!


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Post by: birdak on July 01, 2011 11:15:53 AM
ahhhmahhhgaahhhhd that hedwig is awesome.

also hp themed wordsearches/crosswords are a great idea! i might make some too for the HP party we're going to have.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Audania1 on July 01, 2011 11:34:08 AM
Just thought I'd share this for all of you awesome people having Harry Potter parties! This was super cute and has lots of funtabulous ideas. ;)

http://www.lovemadevisibleevents.com/2011/06/harry-potter.html


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Wizards_Pupil on July 01, 2011 11:35:38 AM
Oh my gosh! Chughes225 spoiled me so bad! You all are going to be so jealous of what she sent!
First, an incredibly beyond words awesome beaded bag like Hermione's!

a detail of the beads on the bottom of the bag:

And inside the bag, were a bunch of treats. A www skiving snackbox (traveling size) a box of lemon drops (Dumbledore's favorite!) and fizzing whizbees and a HP ornament with a snitch inside it:

inside the snitch were the most awesome DH earrings!

Next, she got my entire family wands (They squealed when they saw it!)

She got me my own wand, designed after Hermione's. It even came in an Ollivander box!

some extra's included were a book themed bracelet:

A beautiful box that has the quote 'Their daring, never and chivalry set Gryffindors apart' on it. I love this beyond words, and it came with two sugar quills!

A incredily cool owl with treats inside:

a brilliant crochet hook holder

and last, but not least, a truly epic, brilliant shirt that I am now wearing and refusing to take off! it's a www shirt!

Not pictured were some Weasley magnets, Gryffindor pens, Harry Potter greeting cards, and Bumper Stickers.
Thank you so much Chughes225 this was the best first swap ever I had a blast and love everything!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: bipolarmommy on July 01, 2011 11:47:19 AM
Wow that is one very impressive swap!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: dustyfro on July 01, 2011 12:09:13 PM
I RECEIVED!  Baloo sent me a fantastic package!

It was wrapped in tape, but as soon as I broke through and caught a whiff, I knew it was gonna be good!

A tshirt based on my favorite character, Luna Lovegood.  The front is my favorite HP quote.

"I liked the meetings too.  It was like having friends."

A butterbeer cork necklace to complete my Luna costume with the cutest little mug drawn on the bottom



And then, there was the MASTERPIECE

Skivving snackboxes packed to the brim!  Left to right: Fainting fancies, nosebleed nougat, fever fudge, and puking pastilles (the puking pastilles are my fave because they look just like vomit, but the fainting fancies nearly did make me faint.  mmmmmm)

The carnage

I might just make myself truly sick by eating all these.  Oh...so good!  Thank you Baloo!



Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Lilak Tygress on July 01, 2011 12:47:19 PM
I only got 6 hours of sleep because I had last minute tweeks to finish.  But I'm heading to the post office now.  YAY!!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: starryeyeddiy on July 01, 2011 12:48:13 PM
I love Hermoines Bag!! What an awesome swap. I am Jealous. I look at pictures all the time and try to figure out how to recreate it.



Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: MonstersUnderYourBed on July 01, 2011 01:51:34 PM
Hermiones' Bag is awesome! And I love love that Luna shirt!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on July 01, 2011 02:02:05 PM
I'm blown away by the stuff in this gallery!  that HP board game looks pretty fan-freaking-tastic!  now I can't wait to see what I get and post the lovelies here!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I promise to get pics of the edibles before I eat them all.  ;)  I can't promise to get pictures before I start in on them though.  ;D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: bananaleg on July 01, 2011 02:24:56 PM
I pinned Hermione's bag immediately. Seriously love it!!


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Post by: Opaka on July 01, 2011 02:35:09 PM
A teaser for Bananaleg!



Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: bananaleg on July 01, 2011 03:25:30 PM
Ooh, I've never gotten a teaser before! That is exciting!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: spikefan on July 01, 2011 03:35:23 PM
Awesome packages! I especially love the Hedwig plushie, the crochet hook roll and the Luna shirt!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Baloo on July 01, 2011 04:18:53 PM
Glad you like them dusty.  ;D
Sorry about all the tape, didn't want it to all fall apart. *gets paranoid about stuff like that*


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: chughes225 on July 01, 2011 05:10:00 PM
I wanted to post a pic of the sugar quills I made for Wizards_pupil. I have never done any type of sugar work and I am really proud of them.
 
I found the tutorial on instuctables http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugar-Quill-with-Edible-Ink-and-Parchment/


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Wizards_Pupil on July 01, 2011 06:55:49 PM
I had no idea they were hand made! I can't wait to try it now!  :o


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ivoryh1632 on July 01, 2011 07:22:23 PM
Oh man, I don't check the gallery for a couple days and there's like a million awsome packages posted. Well here's one more. I recieved from motherconfessor yesterday but my computer wasn't wanting to upload last night so I'm finally getting pics up now. I'll try to use thumbnails for the details, I took way too many pics.
First up- group shot

Gryffendor seeker uniform, muggle chess set, box of Ton Tounge Toffee, bottle of Amortentia, weird/awsome skeleton arm sucker, and a very sweet letter from her sealed with a wax seal which made me giggle (I love little details like that)

My absolute new favorite shirt, as soon as its not 5 million degrees out I'm going to be wearing this all the time....excuse the messy hair and lack of makeup, I'm being lazy today...and excuse the horridly dirty mirror, I should probably go clean that lol. Here's some thumbnails of the details, love that its personalized with my name and that the sleeves are nice and long, I'll just have to remember not to throw it in the dryer so it doesn't shrink.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=465892) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=465893) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=465894)

Homemade Ton Tounge Toffee with chocolate chips in it, soooooooooo good. My mom about stole the whole box when I told her what was in it


The weirdest/awsomeest/most disturbing sucker I've ever seen...love it.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=465880)


Bottle of Amortentia, it came with that lubby dubby fabric stuffed inside it, I jsut stuffed it wish a black t-shirt so it'd show up better in the pic. I can't wait to find some weird looking substance to put in it and have it suspiciously sitting on my shelf, I'm bad with guys so my friend's always tease me that I'm a stalker and having a bottle of love potion lying around is just going to be hillarious. And motherconfessor was awsome enough to give me some tips for glass etching too since I can never get mine to look this nice.

And the muggle chess set, so I can challenge Ron. Girl has amazing wood burning skills. All the peices have different Harry Potter-ey symbols.....I think I set the board up right, not gonna lie, its been a while since I've played.

And inside is an awsome little Gryffendor bag to hold all the peices and a key for which peices are which symbols

Thumbnails of the details.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=465891) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=465888) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=465887)
Ok I think that's everything. Thank you soooooooooooooo much motherconfessor. I absolutely love everything.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Ex_Gratia on July 01, 2011 08:16:18 PM
~**CHARMS CLASS**~
A lot of people are sending late, especially in my class, which is fine, but I would just like to remind you that this is a time sensitive swap so if you are sending late please keep your respective organizers and your partners up to date on your expected send out date and if you need to make adjustments to your sending method please do so. We don't want any sad swappers with nothing awesome to bring to the premiere!

Thanks,
Grace -Ex_Gratia


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: sarabunny on July 01, 2011 08:59:52 PM
That chess set! Wow! I may just have to wist that.


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Post by: SKooKuM on July 01, 2011 09:15:35 PM
I will be posting my pictures tomorrow :D


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Post by: INDIE.CHILD on July 02, 2011 06:39:24 AM
That chess set is amazing!


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Post by: Abbeeroad on July 02, 2011 06:43:21 AM
That chess set is amazing!

Yes, yes it is.  Great job!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: cherry_blossom55 on July 02, 2011 07:17:49 AM
Wow, I'm impressed by the woodburning skills!

And the hedwig plushie a few pages back!! 0_0 HOLY HEDWIG ITS AMAZING!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: nycalison on July 02, 2011 07:46:57 AM
Wow, what an awesome gallery so far! I love that Gryffindor shirt! And the Hermione bag..and all of the creative sweets! My partner should receive today (I hope!) I can't wait to see more!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Baloo on July 02, 2011 08:54:45 AM
I got my package for dustyfro today and it is awesome! ;D
First there is Hedwig:

How gorgeous is he?
Then there is my Hufflepuff gear:
A pair of armwarmers.

A silver wire necklace; which I am wearing right now! ;D

Last but not least:
Dragon eggs!





How lucky am I?
Sorry some of the pics are abit blurry. I as abit excited while taking them. ::)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: spikefan on July 02, 2011 09:52:02 AM
Chughes225, you did a great job on those sugar quills!

More awesome packages! I love that chess set and the shirt!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: rorriM_esoR on July 02, 2011 10:05:00 AM
Shipped my package to AugustBell this morning, and someone decided I didn't pack the package just right, it didn't have enough cat hair or she wanted to visit AugustBell even though I explained the weather was just as hot where the package was going.



I apologize for any extra cat hair your package may have picked up this morning AugustBell. 


P.S. Does this count as a teaser picture?


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: PirateColey on July 02, 2011 10:23:07 AM
Okay- that cat is hillarious!

Also- I would like a pair of those Hufflepuff arm-warmers. kthxbye!  ;)

Seriously though- there have been some AMAZING packages!! I love all the Hedwig goodies... I have a Hedwig pillow, and sometimes just looking at it make me want to bawl.

I have a feeling we're all going to be totally useless after this movie. With all the deaths and stuff... it'll be all kinds of creys and much flailing. Maybe I should warn my husband that he'll be driving home that night...  ::)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Interrobam on July 02, 2011 10:29:24 AM
Those Hufflepuff armwarmers! That necklace! I'm super jealous, no lie.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: SKooKuM on July 02, 2011 11:36:25 AM
I received from Quinndustrious P. on Wednesday. I had company over and it felt like it was my birthday lol I am such a dork. I did take a picture of the awesome brown wrapping paper, but after thinking, I doubt we need our real names and addressed just out in the open lol.

Anyways on with the gratuitous swap opening pictures

This is what I saw first :D


Then I started to unwrap. Its bad I knew I was gonna get a slytherin scarf?


Mmmm Licorice wands. After this shot, my friends Husband ate like half the bag. He claims he doesn't like black licorice.


Oh yeah!


They even have wings. With the flavors on the wings. If Quinn was a slytherin and not a gryffindor, she would has mislabeled all the wrappers for a laugh.


More candy! Yay and my fave! Jellybeans!


And inside the boxes


A crocheted snitch. Was in a pretty box...then my maine coon stole it. Its now a "fetch" toy.


This is going to be part of my slytherin costume!

The lovely hallows stamp that covered the wrapping of the box


And last but not least, Quinn found this by chance at a flea market.



Thanks for the awesome package. I wish I was as patient to make pretty boxes XD


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Post by: MizzKodak on July 02, 2011 12:22:21 PM
I got my awesome package from my partner 7DAYTRIAL beware it is pic chubby, Im a slytherin and she made me so happy with my goodies







a Slytherin tissue holder! how brilliant, she knows I will be bawling because we all know what happens to my dear Severus




THANKS I LOVE EVERYTHING


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: amor_fati on July 02, 2011 01:45:56 PM
Wow- what great packages!
my partner sent mine off and i cannot wait to get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the waiting is killing me  :o


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: MonstersUnderYourBed on July 02, 2011 02:23:31 PM
Everything is so awesome.  That sectumsempra shirt is totally going on my wists and I love all the art that went into packaging Skookums edibles!

I received my amazing package today from nycalison and her daughter! I was pretty surprised that it arrived so fast.


First the package, because the outside was decorated just so darn cute


And the other side.

And now for the fantastic-ness ( I couldn't think of any other word/made up words)

For the toy/game part I received DH mad libs. I haven't done these in years so I'm pretty excited to use them.


(if this picture is sideways I have no idea why but I apologize, if not then disregard this!)
And then the awesome edible! It's the newest product from Weasley's Wizard Wheezes, Ton Tongue Toffee meets Cockroach Clusters.
They are soo soo yummy, I wish I could share it with you all.


Some cute buttons to wear!


An awesome Gryffindor themed tissue holder, which I plan on putting to good use since I'm a cry baby and I nearly start crying every time I think about HP being over.


Then there was this awesome necklace! I fell in love with it right when I saw it, it's based off another necklace on my wists but this one says "bloody hell"

And last but not least

MY VERY OWN MARAUDER'S BAG!!!! It's so amazing! I can't wait to use it.

And the back


And finally a group shot.


THANK YOU SO MUCH NYCALISON AND AUTUMN! I love love love everything and I hope you guys like what I sent as well. And thank you to the wonderful organizers as well for a great swap! :D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ntrebleagain on July 02, 2011 02:42:04 PM
Maybe I should warn my husband that he'll be driving home that night...  ::)

We already designated my hubby to drive for our group...  but that's because we're bringing flasks!  ;)  :o

I know I keep saying this but I am loving the gallery. That Marauder's bag has totally been wisted! Loving the "bloody hell" necklace, as well!  :D



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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 02, 2011 02:45:14 PM
What beautiful packages from everyone!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: pinkleo on July 02, 2011 02:47:59 PM
:o WOW! :o  ...If one word summed up my gallery awe, that would be it!  I am loving all the creative crafting! ;D  And I can't wait to see more!

Also, I hope y'all share your fabulous kitchen spells (aka recipes); your Potions Professor will be ever so grateful!   8)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ZombriNation on July 02, 2011 03:17:09 PM
I'm so excited! I went to the post office to pick up my package but they closed early due to personal reasons!!
Mean old post office.
Gosh all these packages are so amazing! Everyone is so talented.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Opaka on July 02, 2011 03:19:09 PM
Oh my gosh I absolutely LOVE the marauder's map bag and the bloody hell necklace!  So awesome!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: edwards1 on July 02, 2011 05:53:58 PM
I WANT THAT BAG SOOOOO BAD!

such amazing packages! I cant wait to get mine!!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Lilak Tygress on July 02, 2011 05:55:31 PM
WOW!  Everything is great!  The gloves, the Map bag!  EVERYTHING!!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ivoryh1632 on July 02, 2011 09:47:35 PM
I've seen a few awsome sectumsempra shirts but that one made me giggle. Love the maurader's bag and bloddy hell necklace. I think I'll be wisting/trying my hand at all 3 of those.

And I also hope everyone shares their kitchen spells. As soon as my partner recieves I'll be putting up mine (don't want to give anything away), I'm so happy with how it came out, and I'm so glad it made a huge batch because I've been gobbling up the extras. I'll probably have to make another batch for the premier.....I'm dragging along someone that likes HP but isn't a hardcore fan so the least I can do is feed him goodies for having to put up with me through the premiere lol


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 03, 2011 05:50:36 AM
All the edibles look soo good and so creatively packaged!  Love the "bloody hell" and "hufflepuff" necklaces!  The deathly hallows stamp is pretty awesome also and of course, the marauder bag!

This gallery rocks.


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 03, 2011 07:17:13 AM
The Marauders Map bag is adorable!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: nycalison on July 03, 2011 08:28:46 AM
I love the fact that at least three of us made tissue boxes! I almost cried just from the trailer, so tissues will be necessary ;) I'm loving everything, I think that before the premier we are all going to be crafting our "wants" from this gallery!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: GoldfishGirl on July 03, 2011 08:57:43 AM
This is the recipe I used for the Butterbeer Salted Caramels, but I subbed in Vanilla-Butternut flavoring for vanilla, and regular Kosher Sea Salt for the Fleur de Sel (much too fancy to find in western Kansas). Also I didn't coat them in chocolate as I couldn't get the danged chocolate to temper.
http://www.chow.com/recipes/29065-chocolate-dipped-salted-caramels


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Post by: Alchamy513 on July 03, 2011 09:06:07 AM
They are soooooo amazing! I'm having a hard time keeping my family from just eating them all. My mom was telling me I should ask you for the recipe...


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Post by: pinkleo on July 03, 2011 09:28:29 AM
This is the recipe I used for the Butterbeer Salted Caramels, but I subbed in Vanilla-Butternut flavoring for vanilla, and regular Kosher Sea Salt for the Fleur de Sel (much too fancy to find in western Kansas). Also I didn't coat them in chocolate as I couldn't get the danged chocolate to temper.
http://www.chow.com/recipes/29065-chocolate-dipped-salted-caramels
I will be making this in the near future!
:-* for the link!


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Post by: SapphireGypsy on July 03, 2011 10:17:48 AM
I love so many things in the packages already! That Marauder's Map bag!!! I MUST make one!!!!


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Post by: bananaleg on July 03, 2011 02:20:30 PM
I'm loving the wire word necklaces. Especially "bloody hell"... And i am so about to pin that Marauder's bag. I wish i had the patience for that.


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Post by: nostephot on July 03, 2011 02:47:25 PM
I really want that Bloody Hell necklace!  I LOVE IT... and I agree... everything has been great.... I can't wait to get my package...

I wanted to share something.... It is HP related because of his name.... I got a puppy yeaterday... and I had always wanted my next dog to be name after my fave HP character.... Nymphadora Tonks... but as luck would have it he is a boy so Nymphadora would not work .... so I want to introduce my fellow Crafster HP friends to.... TONKS!!!



So far he is doing great!  But glad my crafting is done for HP so I can concentrate on him this weekend..... and need to make some chew toys! 


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Post by: Oodelally on July 03, 2011 04:18:31 PM
Oh he is so adorable! Wonder if his hair will change colour as he grows older? :P


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Post by: luckdragon on July 03, 2011 04:54:32 PM
Tonks is adorable!  I also love the hufflepuff wrist warmers (my daughter would LOVE them) and the marauder's map bag and bloody hell necklace!



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Post by: Interrobam on July 03, 2011 06:23:30 PM
Tonks wouldn't want her first name used anyway.  ;)


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Post by: ivoryh1632 on July 03, 2011 06:31:00 PM
Tonks wouldn't want her first name used anyway.  ;)

That's true. And you can just tell people his first name is Nymphadoren....that sounds like a boy version of Nymphadora right?


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Post by: ZombriNation on July 03, 2011 09:01:34 PM
So it just hit me, tomorrow is a federal holiday. =[
I have to wait for Tuesday for my package.


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Post by: ntrebleagain on July 04, 2011 08:38:38 AM
So it just hit me, tomorrow is a federal holiday. =[
I have to wait for Tuesday for my package.

I hear ya! I'm grateful for my freedom and all that... but I want my HP! Free the swap packages!  :D

Just looked mine and padfoot's DC#s and they are both just waiting to be delivered tomorrow! So excited!


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Post by: TimetravelingArchaeologist on July 04, 2011 02:20:47 PM
So many awesome packages!!!
I'm so jealous or many things, but that Marauders Bag is just wow! I'd love to know how that was done (obviously takes far more talent than i have lol)


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Post by: birdak on July 04, 2011 06:00:01 PM
Alright! So Cherry_Blossom55 and I swapped the other day but I just haven't had the time to post the pictures yet because it was Canada Day weekend!

So she made me the most awesome package - sorry it's pic heavy.

First is this AH-MAY-ZING Hand stitched Hufflepuff patch. I swear - I compared it to my store bought Hogwarts one and this one is better. No word of a lie. - The woman is crazy.


Next up is this necklace that I definitely wore to work today. It's a DH themed necklace! It has beads for the four houses - a Hallows charm, and a bottle filled with Snape's memories.


This part was a holy-hippogriff-wow moment for me. I made a deck of HP cards for ~amc in the last Deathly Hallows swap, and I loved them and was too lazy to make my own set (because I KNOW how time consuming they are to make).
Cherry_Blossom55 has totally outshone me and made me the best HP deck of cards ever!





She hand drew the pictures on the face cards so here are some close ups - These are seriously great.





And of course - the joker


But wait! That's not all!
BEHOLD! The WWW skiving snack box to end all skiving snack boxes.


Stocked with Cockroach Clusters, Chocolate Frogs, Peppermint Toads from Honeydukes
And Puking Pastilles, Fainting Fancies, Ton Tongue Toffee, and even candied Peruvian Darkness Powder on a stick! (Clever)

And some homemade Butterbeer fudge for good measure, of course.


We had a great swap - and now we're sitting and watching Harry Potter 2 while her Fiancé knits her a Ravenclaw scarf - times are good. :)


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Post by: Oodelally on July 04, 2011 06:19:27 PM
ZOMG that deck of cards is un-bee-lievable! Cherry_Blossom55 is an amazing artist  :D

Looking through the gallery some of my FAVE things so far are those awesome wire necklace words, the wrist warmers, the sugar quills, Hermione's bag, the cool wands and the hedwig is so precious  :o

According to Australia Post my partner Noxika received this morning, I can't wait to hear what she thinks  ;D Oh, and I can't wait to get my package either  ;)


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Post by: nostephot on July 04, 2011 06:35:17 PM
already pinned the cards!  I WANT them!!!!!  Once again I am blown away by the amazing packages on this swap!  I am getting anxious to get mine!  I am  hoping it will be some time this week!


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Post by: chughes225 on July 04, 2011 06:36:18 PM
That deck of cards is amazing. Great job


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Post by: spikefan on July 04, 2011 07:01:16 PM
So it just hit me, tomorrow is a federal holiday. =[
I have to wait for Tuesday for my package.

I hear ya! I'm grateful for my freedom and all that... but I want my HP! Free the swap packages!  :D

Just looked mine and padfoot's DC#s and they are both just waiting to be delivered tomorrow! So excited!

Can't wait!  ;D


Great packages! Love the Marauders tote and the cards and embroidered Hufflepuff patch are so awesome!


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Post by: sarabunny on July 04, 2011 07:07:58 PM
Holy cow! What a mindblowing package! I love the cards and that Skiving Snackbox is so clever. Wow. :)


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Post by: cherry_blossom55 on July 04, 2011 07:44:08 PM
Thanks for the compliments on the cards! Man, they were a lot of work...but I'm so pleased with them and even more pleased at the reception! I'm thinking about selling decks on etsy, but I'd have to get them printed still :) My package from birdak will be posted momentarily!


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Post by: nycalison on July 04, 2011 08:16:47 PM
So many awesome packages!!!
I'm so jealous or many things, but that Marauders Bag is just wow! I'd love to know how that was done (obviously takes far more talent than i have lol)

Thank you! I'm not a great sewer, so I bought a tote, then stained it with coffee and tea to give it that old yellowy/brown look. Then I used a brown fabric marker to draw on the bag, but I free-handed while looking at a pic that I pulled up on the computer :) I was going to first use a pencil, but I don't have much patience lol


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Post by: cherry_blossom55 on July 04, 2011 08:19:48 PM
Aight, so here's a look at all the loot that birdak made for me!

First up, a nice couch-sized pillow in Ravenclaw colours with adorable blue owls :)


next an embroidery hoop for my office wall to go with the AVPM hoop I got in my last swap. I think it's very pretty and the somewhat messy stitching is very charming. lol


A thrifted blue flower pot that she drew on with (I'm guessing) ceramic pens. The Ravenclaw eagle and "Wit beyond Measure" on either side!



Jewelry! Birdak knows all too well my obsession with earrings so she made me TWO pairs, along with two necklaces~the round bead one was purchased at a craft show




A Ravenclaw tie! I've been looking for a decent one for ages and she found me one and added a little Hogwarts felt patch!


My very own potions kit! All the little jars are filled with loose leaf tea (like I don't have enough lol) and they're packed into this cute little tin that she picked up at Value Village WHILE I WAS THERE under false pretenses of keeping it for herself.



This is more for my cat, but just made aesthetically wonderful in an HP kind of way. A Laser pointer wand!



My letter sealed with a deathly hallows symbol and complete with a lovely drawing of Luna and her patronus on the second page!



Finally, this is me modeling one of three t-shirts that birdak made for me with extra owl cutouts from the pillows. I only have pics of the one because they are all essentially the same but in different colours.


EVERYTHING


Myself and birdak happy with our new HPDH crafty goodness!!

dear god I look stoned, hahaha.

Aplogies~ I don't have the picture, so I'll get her to post it, but my edible was two AMAZING butterbeer cupcakes baked in these super cute (very Weasley-ish) earthware mugs. The frosting was just about the best thing ever. Seriously. We are going to make a regular cupcake version (in paper liners rather than mugs) for our premier party

Thanks for a great swap!


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Post by: Abbeeroad on July 05, 2011 05:53:01 AM
Awesome work, as usual, cherry_blossom55!  You rock.  Seriously.

And love the hoop, birdak!!!  That riddle (and Luna's answer) is one of my fave lines from the book.

Yay HP!!!


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Post by: starryeyeddiy on July 05, 2011 06:09:23 AM
Such awesome stuff! I am gonna pin TONS! I'm shipping today and. Cannot wait for my partner to get her goodies!!


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Post by: cherry_blossom55 on July 05, 2011 06:25:37 AM
Awesome work, as usual, cherry_blossom55!  You rock.  Seriously.

And love the hoop, birdak!!!  That riddle (and Luna's answer) is one of my fave lines from the book.

Yay HP!!!

Thanks abbeeroad! Can't wait to see what you made this time around! I love the riddle too and the hoop looks awesome with the hoop you made me because everything about them was done differently so it keeps the display really interesting!


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Post by: AugustBell on July 05, 2011 09:00:41 AM
I have to agree that those playing cards are amazing! I would love to have a deck! And I really love that Ravenclaw owl pillow. So cute!


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Post by: spikefan on July 05, 2011 10:40:02 AM
I got my package today from ntrebleagain. ;D



Some really cool bookmarks and flower pins in Gryffindor colors


An awesome Snitch shirt from my pinterest


Lemon drops, "Bertie Botts Beans", and some yummy Butterbeer fudge


And a really cool Gryffindor pin from WWoHP


Thanks for the great package ntrebleagain!


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Post by: ntrebleagain on July 05, 2011 11:01:37 AM
Thanks for the great package ntrebleagain!

You're very welcome. I'm pleased you enjoyed it!

I was so excited that I ran out to our mailbox to see if mine had been delivered yet, but no dice.  It's been out for delivery since 8AM. Patiently waiting... :(



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Post by: Audania1 on July 05, 2011 11:45:07 AM
Wow! These packages just keep getting awesomer! ;) I really love the little ceramic pot and the owl t-shirts! Super adorable! Great job!


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Post by: rorriM_esoR on July 05, 2011 11:54:17 AM
I recieved a wonderful package from AugustBell today, however my camera's photo sizes are too large for craftster and I don't have them time to resize them all right now, so I will post pictures later tonight.   ;)


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Post by: KraftyKT on July 05, 2011 12:12:54 PM
Received from SapphireGypsy today, and I'm SO thrilled with the beautiful stuff she sent!

Here's everything all together:

Including: A toy snitch, a pygmy puff, a Ravenclaw scarf (in case the theatre is too cold!) a Ravenclaw splatter shirt, a Ravenclaw fabric painting, and a box of goodies! Plus, a fabulous letter on Slytherin letterhead.


Close up on the painting:


Close up on the Shirt:


Close up on the Goodies Box:


And, last but not least, the goodies inside, jelly beans and chocolate!


Thanks SO much, this totally made my day!





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Post by: Opaka on July 05, 2011 01:29:25 PM
I received, I received, I received from Bananaleg!!!  :D 

First, a group shot...



Now we have a little deathly hallows pin, made out of felt.



A pair of earrings, in the colors of both Ravenclaw AND my quidditch team, Puddlemere United!



A lovely watercolor of Snape, one of my very favorite characters.



Edible number one, Butterbeer fudge!



Edible number two, pretzel broomsticks!  (Somehow I don't think either of these edibles will actually make it to the movie, but whatever!)



An amazing Ravenclaw scarf!  (Bananaleg was worried about the rolling, but I actually like it a lot.  So all is well.  :D)



And my MOST FAVORITEST ITEM OF ALL, the bag!  Bananaleg said she had a hard time getting motivated to do it, but I'm so happy she did because I LOOOVEEEE it!  The photo doesn't even do it justice - the fabrics are so lovely and shiny and pretty.  It's lined with a lovely starry sky fabric.  (It makes me think of one of my favorite TV shows, Doctor Who.  Heheh.)  I will be using the bag all during LeakyCon and at the WWoHP and at the movie and everywhere else too.  :D :D :D



Thanks so much for being my partner again!  I love everything!  :D


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Post by: rorriM_esoR on July 05, 2011 01:32:08 PM
After much impatient waiting, the mailman finally came and delivered my package from AugustBell today.  Good thing my mom went to check the mail when she did, because the silly postman shoved my package in the mail box, and it was already quite warm when we got it in the house, fortunately nothing melted.  :)

So first a group shot.


AugustBell sent me an Accio t-shirt, an adorable Honeydukes box filled with goodies, a tiny embroidery kit, and my favorite item - an adorable crocheted bag in Slytherin colors.

The first thing I pulled out of the package was this t-shirt made by AugustBell with my favorite spell, which I think I told her at some point, I can't recall we exchanged quite a bit of information.  It is a tad bit too large, but I have a friend who is a genius at taking larger shirts and making them adorable by cutting and tying them.  Action shot may come later, but couldn't get one right now.  Also I am seriously tempted to add "boy" at the end because my "love life" has been lacking for the past few years, and I know my friends would get a kick out of it.   :P


Next thing I pulled out was the Honeydukes goody box filled with all kinds of goodies for the premiere.  


How cute is that box?  With all the little witch hat stickers, adorable.

And inside I found Quidditch Match Snack Mix (looks like trail mix), Ton Tongue Toffee (which looks suspiciously like peanut brittle, but I won't know until the premiere ;)) and Dementor Attack Relief (Slytherin colored M&M's) which broke out of their bag and fell all over the box.  Either that or the poor postman had a run in with dementors and needed some chocolate, in which case I can forgive him, since he protected my package from those nasty dementors.   ;)


Then I found this cute little Harry Potter tin box (which I have to say were it in my possession, it would have never left) which made the blank embroidery hoop make complete sense.  AugustBell sent me a small embroidery kit with Slytherin colored thread, needles, scissors and extra fabric to keep my occupied while I stand in line.  This might come in handy since I will probably be there way before my other friend I am going with and I don't know him all that well, so should things get awkward I will craft.   :P




Last, but certainly not least, at the bottom of the box was this adorable bag in Slytherin colors.  I really do love this, though I have to say it will be staying home during the premiere, it is not quite large enough to smuggle in all the snacks I plan on bringing.  :(  


And a close up of the little keychain attached the bag.


And at the very bottom of the bag I found this cute little guy, who I suspect escaped off the keychain on the bag.  I may or may not add him back, he could be the first charm for a charm bracelet I have been planning for a while, but just haven't gotten around to ordering the parts for.   :-\


Again thank you for the package AugustBell, I love everything.  And I sincerely hope you like your package half as much as I love mine.  It truly was a joy swapping with you.  :D


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Post by: Opaka on July 05, 2011 01:34:37 PM
Ahaha, I like your idea for adding 'boy' to the shirt.  xD  (Pssst, the bag is crocheted.  Not knitted.   :))


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Post by: rorriM_esoR on July 05, 2011 01:37:57 PM
Ahaha, I like your idea for adding 'boy' to the shirt.  xD  (Pssst, the bag is crocheted.  Not knitted.   :))

Thank you.  I knew it was one of the two, I just wasn't sure which.  Not one of the crafts I do, just one I admire.


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Post by: ZombriNation on July 05, 2011 01:53:16 PM
I got spoiled!! I mean, I really got spoiled! PirateColey is amazing!! My post might be picture obese so sorry!!!

The box! My boyfriend felt the need to put Perry in my pictures.


The first thing I opened

((if you can't read it, it basically says I named him Snout))

Chocolate frogs and Candy wands! Keeping these alive around my sister and boyfriend is going to be a task!


A close up on the frog in the bag! I really can't wait to eat it!


The coolest earrings I now own! The main thing is now which pair I will wear for the DH2 premier!


The first shirt I saw.. my jaw dropped!! I wanted to put it on right then and there!


The second shirt! Super amazing!!


The glow in the dark Wizards are already on my walls and ceiling. And those tissues will get so much use!


That picture of Hogwarts is a real picture that she took from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.


The last thing I opened, and possibly one of the coolest things in my room now.

You can't see it because of the words, but there is a snitch in the corner.

Snout ridding in the car!


PirateColey went above and beyond for me! Thank you so so so much! Best swap ever!


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Post by: AugustBell on July 05, 2011 02:05:03 PM
I'm so glad you like everything rorriM_esoR!! And yes that slithery little snake definitely escaped from the keychain!

I love that snape t-shirt! So awesome!


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Post by: ntrebleagain on July 05, 2011 02:16:05 PM
Alright class, prepare your wisting/pinning buttons!  :D

I received from padfoot this afternoon! She has spoiled me rotten. Multiple squees ahead. (You have been warned.)

First are some prezzies from Hermione. She sent a replica of her wand, a Whomping Willow pendant, Alohomora bracelet, and Wingardium Leviosa feather earrings. They along with my presents from Luna (below) were all in a cute Monster Book of Monsters tin. He had bands holding him together, so I risked possibly having my fingers chomped on to get the goodies.  ;) :D



Next are my gifts from Luna. She has included a Hallows necklace and matching earrings, a Butterbeer cork necklace and raddish earrings! I am starting to have trouble deciding which earrings I am going to be wearing on opening night!



From Gred and Forge I was gifted my very own Pygmy Puff! I almost didn't want to take him/her out of the package, it was just too cute! I am taking suggestions for names...  ;) ;D



From Harry I was given a baby Hedwig (from my Wist!  ;D), a crocheted snitch and a cinch bag in my house colors. To my geeky pleasure I found that my dice fit in it, too!  :D




Hagrid had sent me a bag with the Hallows on it. I must admit, knowing who sent it I was a little cautious to open it! What if it had been a blast ended skrewt?!?! Lucky for me it was a Common Welsh Green Dragon.



Last, but most certainly not the least, I was given Butterbeer candies from Ron and some Lemon Drops from Dumbledore! Dumbledore has also sent a baby Fawkes that I am continuing to squee over!



Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU padfoot for the awesome package. I am ever so grateful for the time and efforts you have put into all my goodies. They will be cherished for many years to come!  :)


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Post by: AugustBell on July 05, 2011 02:43:36 PM
I need that Monster Book tin...not want...NEED!!! And the Fawkes is so adorable...I need him too!


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Post by: rorriM_esoR on July 05, 2011 02:46:24 PM
I love that baby Hedwig.  I kinda have developed this awful obsession for owls.  Seriously I've bought 6 different types of owl beads in the past few weeks, and I have no idea what I'm going to do with them.  I actually had a hard time letting go of one of AugustBell's items because it involved an owl.


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Post by: Audania1 on July 05, 2011 03:02:45 PM
My oh my! I go to check the mail and come back to find a ton of picture posts! Fantastic packages everyone! I love the Monster Book of Monsters! That pygmy puff  and Hedwig in a bag are too cute! And, though not at all from HP, I adore Perry. Who wouldn't?

Ok everyone, as if your wisting fingers werent' tired enough, get ready to click some more!

My partner was a first time swapper and I just can't believe what a wonderful job she did! She spoiled me rotten (better hope you get her next time, right? ;) )
Here's a shot of the whole kitten kaboodle:


It's so hard to choose where to begin. I think I'll start with Luna, as she is my absolute favorite. NewDay2morrow sent me this fabulous Luna skirt that she copied from one Luna actually wore. I love the t-shirt! That is one of my favorite lines! And the little bunny is just too cute!


 How long it must have taken her to paint it all, I have no idea, but I'm super glad she did! Along with the skirt were a pair of Spectrespecs and dirigible plum earrings (shown closer later). Action shot:


Here are a close up of the lovely afore mentioned earrings:

I've wanted a pair of these for sooooooo long!

This little guy was attached to my flashdrive straight away:


And Harry's snitch. My gosh, I love it. I think I will make him a Christmas ornament, but for the rest of the year, he'll hang on my mirror ;)


All the delicious candies! Oh, you Weasley twins - you just get me!


Now, i was seriously jealous reading the thread and all of you guys were talking all about Entertainment Weekly and 50 pages of Harry Potter. Well, I'm not jealous anymore!

She also sent me an official Good vs. Evil collectors tin with two decks of cards. I'd say that I'm "Decked Out for Deathly Hallows" now! Hahaha *lame chuckle*. Love it, though, since I'll totally have a fun game to play! :)

And this I didn't see until the very end. Kind of made me a little sad, yet I love it still:

I think it's gonna get me every time.
Thank you so much NewDay2Morrow! You utterly spoiled me. I truly hope we can craft for eachother again in another swap. Anyone who gets you will be truly lucky! Thank you again!!


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Post by: NewDay2morrow on July 05, 2011 03:32:25 PM
Alright fellow HP fans get ready to geek out on the amazing package I received from Audiana1.

First and foremost the nummies!! I got acid pops and Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans in this adorable crocheted pumpkin.


Next up Molly's favorite tea!! Perhaps it was the secret of her sanity while raising 7 kids!


Next up my very own prophecy contained in a vial in a well protected wooden box.

A letter from Atticus Flemming explaining why I got it in the first place. Here's what my prophecy was:
What you've read and what you've dreamed
You've imagined, but yet to see
The time draws near for one to live
You know his story, what he will give
Though happiness will surely come
'Tis bittersweet, when said and done
A thrill will fill you at the apex
And sadness follow: nothing comes next
Truth be told, you will be fine
As long as you open up your mind
To read those words, or watch again
It will never truly be the end.
(Which is so true! HP FOREVER <3)



A Weird Sisters shirt that Tonks herself would be jealous of.


And finely the most epicly amazing bag anyone has ever seen!!!


Everything is hand stitched!!! Amazing! Not only the wolf but all the wording. Including all the words stitched as the border and on the shoulder strap. It must have taken her tons of time and patience!



Audiana1 you are truly talented! I was so lucky to be paired with you!! :) My package is wonderful and I can't wait to show off everything. I had such a great experience for my first swap and can't wait to do it again! :) Thanks again Audiana1 for such an amazing package.


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Post by: edwards1 on July 05, 2011 03:47:04 PM
I got the most amazing package today!!!!! You would never believe my partner was a first time swapper, she did amazingly! My husband and I were like kids on christmas opening these! I wish I would have gotten a picture of how awesome she wrapped everything and packaged it, but I was too excited that I....well....forgot!!!! Sorry for the really horrible cell phone pictures =[

Every item came from a character in the book, which made it even better!

First is a deathly hallows bag, I already packed it for the premiere with my other goodies!


Next is a Polyjuice Potion bottle with really pretty smelling wax inside. This was my husbands favorite, he loves the bottle!


Next is this little guy, who I might put on a keychain so I can always have him with me, he is oh so adorable!!!


A plush padfoot so I can always remember my favorite character=]
And I couldn't resist this: Here is my dog Lupin, with the Sirius plushy. Padfood and Moony are reunited once again!!!! It took me FOREVER to get this picture! haha Lupin tends to think that anything plush is his, so I am going to have to hide padfoot! lol


A cute little key chain to show off my house pride!!!


And these adorable bow clips!


Some yummy wands. Upon seeing that there was two of each edible, my husband decided that she must have made some for him too. haha so spoiled!


And lemon drops,Dumbledore's favorite!! haha


Adorable Radish earrings! Which is so funny because I sent her a pair as well =]


And (warning photo heavy!) this amazing box with swoon worthy pictures, and favorite quotes. Even a quote that I am about to get as a tattoo! =]






Inside the box was a great trivia game for me and the hubs to play while we are waiting for the movie to start!


My second favorite thing, my Gryffindor necklace! sooo pretty! And the perfect length!


And my favorite speaks for itself!


Thank you thank you thank you! I cant wait to see how you liked your stuff!!!!!!





Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: kelesaii on July 05, 2011 03:57:57 PM
I have received my package, and it is awesome!
It came with a letter from Headmaster Snape, explaining everything I would need for my last year at Hogwarts.

First, some wonderful treats!
Edible Peruvian instant darkness powder, butterbeer cookies, and acid pops(they only need a freezing charm before eating)
The cookies smell wonderful, but i may need the recipe. There won't be any left by movie night!



Next, a bag to carry all my goodies in! My favorite spell on one side, my owl patronus on the other.
And in my favorite colors of purple and green too! (That green matches the green on my studio walls! ;D)


A frame in Ravenclaw colors. I'll have to get a picture taken with my friend at the movie and put it in here.


But wait! There's more! Ivory wasn't kidding when she said the box was packed tight.
A monster book of monsters!


And on the inside...


Sour Licorice Wands, A set of potions (all carefully labeled), Muggle Studies puzzles, "Magical Photography" coloring pages with color "quills"
Divination prediction sheets, History of Magic quiz, Marauder's map, owl parchment sheets, extra quills, quick reference books
and I hope I haven't missed anything!


And a group shot!


I Love Everything, Ivory. Thank you so much!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: oodleboodle on July 05, 2011 04:06:18 PM


Thank you thank you thank you! I cant wait to see how you liked your stuff!!!!!!



i am soooooo happy that you liked everything!!! cant wait to get mine!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on July 05, 2011 04:22:31 PM
OMG...talk about swap anxiety!!!  I'm freaking out here!!!  >_<


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Post by: amor_fati on July 05, 2011 04:46:00 PM
I just got my package from Jennie!!!!
I have to be honest- when I opened it and saw everything, I was so astounded I cried.  A good cry though (which has never happened to me before except during my daughters birth).
Everything she made is so beautiful and amazing my package fails in comparison.  She took so much time and put so much thought into my package its unbelievable! 
I tried to take photos but my cameras zoom broke last week so I hope Jennie might have some?  If not, I will post some at the end of the week when my new camera comes. 
Let me describe everything though-
The most amazing wood burned phoenix with fire jewelry box that looks so professional, its amazing! 
Inside was:
my CHARM bracelet!!!!!  It is just perfect and includes charms from all my fav characters who have died in the series-
Full Moon for Lupin, Wolf for Tonks, Hallows symbol, Owl for hedwig, Vial of Snapes memories, the Hogwarts castle, dumbledore figure, courageous token for harry, hermoine and rons trip, SOCKS FOR DOBY!!!, Cemetery gates for Godrics Hollow, Glass eye for Mad Eye Moody, Stag for James, Doe for Lilly, Claddagh for Cederic, Motorcycle for Serius (my favorite character) and a mischief managed for Fred.  I am seriously amazed!!!
I also go the most spectacular Messenger bag ever!!!  It has a steampunk owl on the outside she made with gears, (I'm super impressed by that by the way), misc. steampunk and harry potter trinkets throughout and is even color themed!!!  Honestly, I didn't know Jennie is a professional seamstress until halfway through our swap and it is the most amazing messenger bag I have ever seen- honest.  It even came with a super fancy muggle pen/pencil set and gryffindor designed tissue holder with tissues!
As if all that wasn't enough- I also got Wizards rock the vote pin, phoenix tear earrings (which are so sparkly and surgical steel- the only metal my ears can tolerate), a deathly hallows magnet (which couldn't have come at a better time as my friend Lisa slammed the door on accident yesterday and all my magnets broke).
I also got a variety of chocolate candy (vegan even!!!) and licorice (which is oddly my favorite candy and I dont know if I even mentioned that to her)?!
She also made me many many games (crossword puzzles, soduku, wordsearches, etc) to keep us busy at the premier.  They are printed on fancy paper and will be so much fun to do!  What a great idea!
And last, but certainly not least- she made me a quill pen!!!  It actually writes!!  Oh, and a really kind letter from her was included. 
Of course all of this needs photos so you can all appreciate it in it's greatness as much as I do so hopefully I can get some up soon!  (side note, I bought the Canon T2i camera I am waiting for) :D
Jennie- you have been the best partner ever! Thank you so so much <3



Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ivoryh1632 on July 05, 2011 05:03:32 PM
kelesaii I'm so glad you liked everything! You'll have to let me know how those frozen acid pops are, they're supposed to be super sour, but I didn't get a chance to try them out (apearantly if you rip apart freezer pops before they're frozen they rip in half and make a huge mess  :P ).  And now that you've recieved I'll definately make up a post for the butterbeer cookies recipie, the leftovers serioulsy didn't last a day in my house.

Hope you have fun at the movies. I tried to make sure you have enough activities so you won't get bored even if you're like me and will be getting there at noon   ;)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: kelesaii on July 05, 2011 05:32:41 PM
kelesaii I'm so glad you liked everything! You'll have to let me know how those frozen acid pops are, they're supposed to be super sour, but I didn't get a chance to try them out (apearantly if you rip apart freezer pops before they're frozen they rip in half and make a huge mess  :P ).  And now that you've recieved I'll definately make up a post for the butterbeer cookies recipie, the leftovers serioulsy didn't last a day in my house.

Hope you have fun at the movies. I tried to make sure you have enough activities so you won't get bored even if you're like me and will be getting there at noon   ;)

I'll let you know on the acid pops. ;D I could have used all those great activities at the last movie, but this time I'll have to do them during or between movies.
My theatre is showing every single movie, starting with Sorcerer's Stone at 6 a.m. on the 14th!
And yes, I must be crazy for spending 20 hours watching movies at the theatre!!! But it will be wonderful! (and exhausting)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: AugustBell on July 05, 2011 05:39:28 PM
I received the most fantastic package today from rorriM_esoR!!! I am so extremely lucky to have had such a wonderful talented partner.  I love everything you made me so very much!! You are so awesome!

First is a group shot...it's not that great...the flash on my phone messed it up a bit.


She made me a beautiful music box, owl crayons, a Ravenclaw Quidditch magnet and patch from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a house unity necklace with owl pendant, three pairs of earrings, loaded Ravenclaw charm bracelet, Italian wafer cookies, and lots of chocolate frogs!

First up, the awesome magnet, patch, and owl crayons! The magnet is already in it's rightful place on the fridge. My husband is super impressed with the owl crayons and has demanded that I do not use them and "ruin" them.


Now on the the amazing edibles! She made me some Butter Beer Pizzelles which are Italian cookies that she drizzled with melted butterscotch and they are so yummy! She made three large chocolate frogs and several mini ones. They are a mixture of milk and dark chocolate and have POP ROCKS mixed in. So amazing!


rorriM_esoR made me som absolutely stunning jewelry. I can't pick my favorite. First up the three sets of earrings: A pair of cute little owls, Ravenclaw Quidditch snitch earrings, and Ravenclaw pride knowledge earrings. Fabulous!!


She also made me a Ravenclaw charm bracelet that is out of this world! It's two layers, one is strictly charms and the other is blue and bronze only. It's so wonderful I can't even say how much I love it! I adore all the charms, but my favorites are the wand, rabbit, owl, and mirror!


This necklace is simply stunning. It's a subtle house unity theme with an owl/watch pendant. I absolutely adore this necklace!!!


Action shot:


And finally the Mirror of Erised music box. I love this so much!!! It has three compartments. The center one holds the music component which plays......the Harry Potter theme song!!!!! I couldn't believe it when I heard those first few notes! I am so in love with this box! It is going on my dresser straight away. The two faces represent Dumbledore's saying that men and women have wasted away in front of the mirror. LOVE!!!


I can't say thank you enough for this amazing package! I love everything so much.  I can't wait to wear my necklace to work tomorrow and show off all my great stuff to my other Harry Potter fan friends!

Oh and PS - when I came in the door my cat Neville was all up on the box and all in it when I was taking everything out. He KNEW your kitty had been on there :)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ivoryh1632 on July 05, 2011 06:11:16 PM
kelesaii I'm so glad you liked everything! You'll have to let me know how those frozen acid pops are, they're supposed to be super sour, but I didn't get a chance to try them out (apearantly if you rip apart freezer pops before they're frozen they rip in half and make a huge mess  :P ).  And now that you've recieved I'll definately make up a post for the butterbeer cookies recipie, the leftovers serioulsy didn't last a day in my house.

Hope you have fun at the movies. I tried to make sure you have enough activities so you won't get bored even if you're like me and will be getting there at noon   ;)

I'll let you know on the acid pops. ;D I could have used all those great activities at the last movie, but this time I'll have to do them during or between movies.
My theatre is showing every single movie, starting with Sorcerer's Stone at 6 a.m. on the 14th!
And yes, I must be crazy for spending 20 hours watching movies at the theatre!!! But it will be wonderful! (and exhausting)

Oh wow that's awsome. I'd so go to that if they were doing it here. I live in a tiny little town that's very conservative so they're not doing anything, the theatre doesn't even have a single poster up and I can't get my tickets till the day before. But I've already decided that I'll be doing a marathon at my house before the movie, which I'm sure will drive my mom crazy because I will be needing to do it on the big screen in the living room lol.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: SapphireGypsy on July 05, 2011 07:12:15 PM
I came home from a rather long day to find my lovely package, which I wasn't expecting until tomorrow. Thank you KraftyKT for everything and I'm thrilled that you liked your package. :D

Sorry for the less than stellar photos, we're in the middle of moving so lots of things are everywhere and the only place I can get internet to post is the old house... ugh I hate moving.

I hate that I flipped these around on photobucket but they apparently flipped back. *sigh*









Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ZombriNation on July 05, 2011 07:25:24 PM
I love this gallery! Its so fun just to go looking through!!


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Post by: GoldfishGirl on July 05, 2011 07:25:53 PM
Oh man! That chainmaille pendant is fantastic! I've always wanted to learn how to do that!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ivoryh1632 on July 05, 2011 08:02:45 PM
that chainmale necklace is awsome. And seriously? a music box that plays harry potter? that's just too cool. Where did you even find the supplies for that?


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: bananaleg on July 05, 2011 08:21:50 PM
Whew! So many amazing things going on in here! I should have kept a list going to comment on everything...

I do need to say that i loved both birdak and cherry_blossom's packages. Blew me away.
The Hufflepuff patch? G's, Louise! Gah, and the necklace! And the cards?! Awe-mazing.
Love the laser pointer wand idea.

That chainmaille pendant is awesome!

I love the accio shirt. That's probably one of my favorite spells.

I definitely want the Snape shirt. PPP is actually what finally got me into Harry Potter, so big ups to PPP!

I love little Fawkes.

Luna skirt is brilliant.

Okay, and a music box that plays Harry Potter? Holy crap.

Everybody is just so clever! I can't stand it!

Opaka, i'm so glad you like everything! I had some serious swap anxiety going on... The inside of the bag definitely reminded me of Doctor Who, too!


This post is already pretty long, so i'll save my pictures for their own post...


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: bananaleg on July 05, 2011 08:45:50 PM
When i was assigned Opaka, i knew i was in for a great package. And i was so right!

Edibles first. Butterbeer Chips! It was her first time making candy, and it is so good!

I mentioned how much i love cinnamon (by far my favorite of all spices), so she made me some "Cinnamon Squash" cookies! (Also delicious!)



I commented on a painting earlier in the gallery, and she was inspired to paint me this tiny deathly hallows painting.

I actually have a tiny easel that is the perfect size for this! I just need to remember where i put it... I adore the deathly hallows symbol, and the colors are great!

I've had this necklace on my etsy favorites for a looong time now. And then wisted. And now pinned. I can finally take it off!

Her first time making wire jewelry. Can't even tell. It turned out so well! I have been wearing it since i opened my package 4 or 5 hours ago.

I've been wanting some handspun yarn ever since i started knitting (only 6 months, but it feels like forever). Her mom spun this, and the colors were inspired by the Common Welsh Green. I love it and can't wait to use it!


And just wait until you see my wand! Holy crap!

The vines! Are you seeing this? She said it's the first time she'd carved anything like the vines. And it turned out so awesome!!


Group shot:



Thank you so much, Opaka! As always, you were an amazing partner!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 06, 2011 04:05:17 AM
I had to catch up on all the goodies!  I cannot even begin to pick my favorites, this is a fabulous gallery!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 06, 2011 04:29:35 AM
I'm so glad you like your package amor!  I'll try to post pictures for you later today.  :D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 06, 2011 05:31:01 AM
Wow...that wand is beautiful!!!  You are one lucky swapper, bananaleg!  That whole package is amazing!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 06, 2011 07:47:14 AM
My dear partner amor_fati asked me to post pictures of the package I sent her, so here goes...

Edibles:
amor is a vegetarian and prefers store bought foods, so I sent some of Honeyduke's very best Vegan certified chocolate, and some Puking Pastilles from Weasley's Wizard Wheezes (Panda brand vegan licorice bites).




Wearable:
amor really wanted a charm bracelet that represented each of the characters who have died throughout the series.  I thought that if I was making a memorial to them, that I'd prefer it to be serious, but not sad, so I went with black, silver, white and clear beads, with tiny touches of red, yellow, blue and green for each of the Houses, since all of them lost members in the Battle of Hogwarts.  I also tried to have the charms commemorate the best and happiest parts of each of the characters we lost.

The charms include: a full moon for Lupin, wolf for Tonks' patronus, the Hallows symbol, owl for Hedwig, vial of Snape's memories, Hogwarts castle, wizard for Dumbledore (how Harry always saw him, venerable and old in magical robes), courageous token for the trio's journey, socks for Dobby, cemetery gates for  Godric's Hollow, glass eye for Mad Eye Moody, stag for James and a doe for Lilly, Claddagh (symbol of Love, Loyalty & Friendship) for favorite Hufflepuff Cederic, motorcycle for Sirius, and a mischief managed charm for Fred.

To go with the bracelet, a pair of Phoenix Tears earrings:


And to hold her jewelry, a woodburned Order of the Phoenix box:

The pattern was transferred with clear markers, then wood burned.  Stained it in birch and brilliant cherry with wood stain markers, and sealed it with poly.

Accessory:

For the accessory, amor requested a messenger bag to take with her when she goes out bringing her jewelry to shops and boutiques.  She has a very steampunk vibe, so I wanted the bag to represent that, but also look like something that could have fallen out of the Potterverse.  She mostly wears black and brown, so I used black canvas duck for the body, and brown faux-leather for the flap.  It's lined in an antiqued gold, and has burgundy zippers.  The findings are antiqued gold, including the snap on the side cell phone pocket.  All the zippers have charms or tokens attached to the pulls, and the front has a clockwork owl on it, made from various metal bits and bobs.
Front of the bag:


6 pockets on the front of the body:


Detail on zipper pulls, including a Courageous token and a brass lion.


Detail of the clockwork owl:


And since everyone needs a bit of sparkle on their accessories, this is a little piece of purse jewelry to hang off her bag.  Again with a steampunk meets Harry Potter vibe, clock, owl and key charms, red freshwater pearl, red glass heart, and a gear:


Somehow I forgot to get pictures of the tissue holder I made to go with the bag, the Quick-Quotes Quill, and set of HP Puzzels to do at the theatre, or the Hallows bottle cap magnet & Wrock the Vote pin from the HPA.  But I did send similar items to Pinkleo as a thank you for being a wonderful co-organizer, so perhaps she could snap a picture of the Quill and magnet for me.  ;)

If anyone wants copies of the the puzzles I can post them.  I turned them into a PDF and uploaded them to Google Docs, so they are free on the web.  There are word searches, cross words and a sudoku puzzle in there.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: luckdragon on July 06, 2011 08:22:47 AM
The charm bracelet made me tear up a little...

The messenger bag is completely amazing!  

And Opaka hand carved a wand?!  How awesome is that?


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Lilak Tygress on July 06, 2011 08:24:04 AM
I can't not believe all the awesomeness that is going on in this gallery.  SO AMAZING!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: SiakelA on July 06, 2011 09:32:55 AM
Jennigram, you are by far the most awesome crafter I've ever seen. You have such a wide array of talents, and you clearly take pride in your work, always making sure it meets your standards before sending out.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 06, 2011 10:08:52 AM
Thanks minithia!  Working in theatre is certainly a big help.  I've needed to learn so many new crafts to complete a costume, that all come in handy later.  Well that, and every time I see a new craft I'm all like "ooohhhhh, I could learn that!"  Seriously, you should never take me to a craft store.  Ask Ex_Gratia.  We'd get lost in the Joann's ETC for HOURS on the rare occasion we let ourselves go.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on July 06, 2011 10:17:31 AM
I believe it jennieingram.  lol.  I can get lost in there too, but I hardly ever go to Jo-Ann's Etc. because it's 2 hours away from me.  my Jo-Ann's is just a regular one and I can't really get lost in there.  it's too small to get lost in to begin with.  :P  I went pretty much every time I had to go to my doctor up that way, but since I don't see that doctor anymore, whenever I do get to that area, I bypass that Jo-Ann's because I'd get lost trying to find my way there!  and I don't know of any craft stores up by my new doctor.  :(


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: NewDay2morrow on July 06, 2011 10:58:52 AM
Oh my goodness!! There are so many talented crafters here! Now that I'm no longer having swap anxiety/first swapper anxiety I can now look through the entire gallery!! :)  Where to begin?!?! You've all made amazing things!! I loved the "Burrow Sweet Burrow" sign, The Snatch the Snitch board game, Hermione's bag, the HP chess set, the Marauders Map tote, those handmade HP deck of cards and the baby Fawkes and Hedwig! And that's only the beginning!

I hope people post recipes! Especially Nycalison's Ton Tougne Toffee meets Cockroach Cluster and Baloo with her many treats! :)

This gallery is so inspiring! I can't wait to get working on recreating some of these crafts!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 06, 2011 11:01:32 AM
Hmm...  I wonder if we can create a Harry Potter recipes thread....


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Post by: hgddm on July 06, 2011 11:18:06 AM
Totally stalking this gallery and loving everything! That phoenix box is inspiring, and the clockwork owl on the bag is simply stunning. I'm loving all of the skiving snackboxes too--you're all brilliant!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: starryeyeddiy on July 06, 2011 11:42:33 AM
So in love with the goodies you sent, Jennieingram!!! I love the box, the bag, and that charm bracelet! This has been such a great swap!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: starryeyeddiy on July 06, 2011 11:51:12 AM
Woop woop! The Owl Post is on the ball this week. I got my package from Minathia that she sent on Saturday:)

Here are my lovely goodies:


Deathly hallows cookies! Super yummy paired with frozen yogurt!
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5909703502/)
IMAG0040 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5909703502/)

A Death Eater mask, the cookies, and the box that a loaded charm bracelet came in!
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5909703036/)
IMAG0045 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5909703036/)

Pumpkin juice mix! Can't wait to mix some up:)
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5909143809/)
IMAG0042 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5909143809/)

And Hermoine's charm bracelet! Love it, and will be wearing it opening night:)
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5909142601/)
IMAG0044 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5909142601/)

Thank you so much Minathia! I hope you enjoy your stuff as well. I LOVED crafting for this swap and I am kind of bummed it's over now. Guess I will have to craft myself up some goodies to keep me busy lol.



Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: craftyzooprgrl on July 06, 2011 11:56:08 AM
wow, I don't check the gallery for a day and find so many fabulous crafts! I'm really getting swap anxiety now.
I have so many favorites but the most memorable ones are the Hallows paintings, the spider/car shirts and the accio and DA shirts, all the lovely wands, the creative bags, the spectrspecs look right out of the movie, the awesome jewellery: especially rorriM_esoR's subtle themed necklaces and earrings, plus the homespun yarn is gorgeous!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Wizards_Pupil on July 06, 2011 01:16:52 PM
I can't believe all the incredibly cool things in this gallery ;D I want it all :D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Staar84 on July 06, 2011 01:19:14 PM
How was I not checking the gallery!?!? I got my package from Lilak Tygress and I was SO SPOILED! I'll be taking pictures as soon as it stops raining (my 70 pound dog is scared of thunder and is very clear about needing comfort). But the package is AMAZING!! Thank you Lilak Tygress!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Oodelally on July 06, 2011 02:08:25 PM
Oh bugger! I haven't read Deathly Hallows for quite a long time and I've been trying to un-remember what I do know to make the movie so much better, but things are popping back into my memory like I never forgot when I look through this gallery. When I read the first line of the description of Jennieingram's bracelet I was like NOOOOOOOO!!!!  :'( :'( I totally forgot what happened to one of my favourite characters  :'( :'( (must have been too traumatic the first time and wiped it out of my memory)

lol....un-remember, there's a word for that...forget  :P


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: KatMonstah on July 06, 2011 02:45:02 PM
I received alst friday but have only just got round to putting the photos up (it's prodcution week at school :))
So here's what I reveived from mpemporium:
I said I wanted a Pygmy Puff, and here he is! I named him Eugene (school play = Grease and Eugene is my favourite character):

Also a beautifully carved Neville's wand - I wish I had those skills!:

My wearable is a (shiiiny) Ravenclaw Quidditch supporters shirt:

And last but not least for foodsies I got Cockroach clusters, ice mice and fizzing whizzbees (they're very nice and it seems unlikely they'll last another week...):

Thanks for being such a good partner mpemporium, and I hope you enjoy your parcel as much as I like mine! :)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Lilak Tygress on July 06, 2011 02:46:10 PM
How was I not checking the gallery!?!? I got my package from Lilak Tygress and I was SO SPOILED! I'll be taking pictures as soon as it stops raining (my 70 pound dog is scared of thunder and is very clear about needing comfort). But the package is AMAZING!! Thank you Lilak Tygress!!

Yay! I'm glad you received!! And poor puppy.  Hope the weather clears up for you!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Interrobam on July 06, 2011 04:54:26 PM
So many packages! Swap anxiety is kicking in. Also that charm bracelet is making me cry. I don't know how I'm going to deal with loosing two of my favorite characters all over again.  :'(

And now for something completely different:
@ hgddm KITTIES ON A RHOMBA.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: SiakelA on July 06, 2011 06:49:09 PM
Thank you so much Minathia! I hope you enjoy your stuff as well. I LOVED crafting for this swap and I am kind of bummed it's over now. Guess I will have to craft myself up some goodies to keep me busy lol.

I loved this swap too!! I can't wait to see what the owls are bringing for me :D

And I have a HUGE harry potter to do list for myself hehe. This swap has already given me a ton of new ideas!


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Post by: nycalison on July 06, 2011 07:01:29 PM

I hope people post recipes! Especially Nycalison's Ton Tougne Toffee meets Cockroach Cluster and Baloo with her many treats! :)


I made rice krispy treats, pressed them into a cookie sheet, then made toffee and poured it over the treats, and baked it. It spilled into the oven and made a mess, so next time I'll use a deeper pan ;) When it cooled, I broke them into bite sized pieces, melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and coated the pieces (using a deep pot) I let it set in the fridge, and they were pretty delish! I had a fail when I tried to take a short cut the first time using chocolate covered toffee, it tasted good, but didnt stick to the treats, hope that made sense!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 07, 2011 04:04:26 AM
Every time I stop in the gallery, I'm amazed!  I cannot believe the hand carved wands!

Jennie - I have a deep love for that steampunk/HP messenger bag.  I'm going to have to put it on my pinterest for sure!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 07, 2011 04:31:45 AM
Thanks Sevs!  In looking for inspiration on the web I was kind of surprised there was no sort of Potterpunk phenomenon.  Clearly, we should start one.


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Post by: Abbeeroad on July 07, 2011 05:53:34 AM
lol...Potterpunk!

Awesome work on everything, jennie!

And another carved wand?  Amazing!!!!


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Post by: ntrebleagain on July 07, 2011 06:16:19 AM
I was kind of surprised there was no sort of Potterpunk phenomenon.  Clearly, we should start one.

I agree with the statement completely.  Let's do it! :D



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Post by: Interrobam on July 07, 2011 06:38:43 AM
A Potterpunk swap is the next swap I want to join.


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Post by: bobbinalong on July 07, 2011 08:03:11 AM
 
I'd be for it!  Here's a link I found that mentions "Potterpunk" - it's so funny.
 
http://www.randy-henderson.com/2008/10/otherpunk-than-steampunk/#comments (http://www.randy-henderson.com/2008/10/otherpunk-than-steampunk/#comments)

The one about Aielpunk really made me laugh.


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Post by: GoldfishGirl on July 07, 2011 09:33:33 AM
Oh goodness, I just realized that the Dumbledore's Army Knut should have been a galleon. *headdesk*


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Post by: Quinndustrious P. on July 07, 2011 09:35:04 AM
I received from Skookum on Tuesday--check out the awesome package she sent me!
It started out with a really sweet note addressed to Molly Weasley, who I'm going to the movies dressed up as!
Check out what was in the package--

Lots of edibles!

They contain yummy theater candies, like cookie dough snacks and Jolly Ranchers, disguised in really cute packaging--No-melt ice cream, a Skiving Snackbox, and owl food for this adorable owl charm that I seem to have misplaced my picture of. Oh, and Red Vines--what the hell can't they do?!? (a AVPM joke)
The Chocolate Frogs (chocolate + pretzels) and Chocolate Owl Pellets (chocolate + coconut) were handmade treats! Unfortunately they both got pretty melted in transit, but I stuck them right in the fridge, and I think they're definitely salvageable! Also, I am not above eating melted chocolate with a spoon, hahaha  ;)

Check out the great packaging on the Skiving Snackboxes from Weasley's Wizard Wheezes!


Next up, a glittery DA badge, with interchangeable pictures!  I can't decide which one to wear to the movies, they're all great!


For the game portion of the swap, she provided Horcruxes for me to hide around the house for a scavenger hunt!!
Check 'em out!


I gotta say my favorite of the Horcruxes she sent me was Tom Riddle's diary--Skookum aged it really well, and even carved his name into it!


Next up, a wand that just amazed me! I can't even tell how she made it, it's amazing! Can't wait to bring it to the movies!


And last, but most DEFINITELY not least (In fact, this might just be my favorite thing in the package) is a "Weasely is our King" shirt!
It fits like a glove, and the crown and words are done in this awesome rainbow metallic stuff! IT's got a great little Snitch detail on the shoulder, too. Love it!



Thanks for Everything, Skookum, I loved this awesome package! Can't wait to bring all this crafty goodness to the premiere!


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Post by: SiakelA on July 07, 2011 09:39:41 AM
It was Panpunk that made me burst out laughing. I know I got some looks here in the office. :D

Also I am digging that package! I can't believe how many creative games people thought of!


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Post by: Krafty_Karasu on July 07, 2011 09:49:00 AM
A Potterpunk swap is the next swap I want to join.

ditto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Post by: Audania1 on July 07, 2011 10:00:08 AM
omg Panpunk had me rolling!! LOL! And his whole Disney-don't-sue-me thing!Bahahaha!


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Post by: ZombriNation on July 07, 2011 10:19:46 AM
Yeah, Panpunk had me giggling up a storm!


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 07, 2011 10:29:45 AM
A Potterpunk swap is the next swap I want to join.

ditto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh dear.... I had been joking, but I guess we COULD do something like that a little later this summer.  (After this swap is over at least!)  While working on amor_fati's package, I had a couple of other Potterpunk ideas that I didn't have time for, so maybe I'll be able to put them to use.


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Post by: luckdragon on July 07, 2011 12:01:53 PM
ooo, I like the idea of a potterpunk swap!


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Post by: dinkime on July 07, 2011 12:09:59 PM
icebyrd67 received on tuesday -- i hope she has some better pics to share, but for now i will show some of what i sent...
gred & forge -- a pair of twin owls


shrinky dink earrings -- fawkes & gryffindor crest



beaded radish earrings


i also sent a jar mix for butterbeer cookies :)

it was all from molly weasley

Dear Julie,
   What a whirlwind of activity at the Weasley house this summer!  Even with the insanity that we always have here, we wanted to make sure you had a wonderful package to remember our family by in celebration of the latest Harry Potter movie (he is such a nice young man!). 
First, my twin boys, Fred & George, created some magical friends for you at their joke shop, Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes.  I never could have imagined how well they would do!! The names of your new friends are Gred & Forge.  You can tell which is which by their scarves (like my sweaters for the boys each Christmas), so I would suggest they wear them at all times.  They have been packaged in an exclusive WWW window bag for safe travels.
Next, my youngest child and only daughter, Ginny, used her muggle jewelry making skills to make you a small earring collection.  Now, two pairs used the interesting muggle craft of shrinky dinks (I let Ginny use her magic wand to shrink them).  One pair is in memorial of Albus Dumbledore and his dear pet phoenix, Fawkes.  Another pair is to show house spirit for Gryffindor.  The last pair she crated to honor her friend Luna Lovegood, who lives just ‘round the bend from us..  My son Ronald and his dear friend Hermione (I think they are perfect for each other) helped decorate a small storage box for Ginny’s creations..
Last, but not least, is a special treat I made for you!  You will, however, have to do some work to enjoy it as I was not sure how food items would do in the muggle post.  It is a jar mix for butterbeer cookies – my own recipe!  A few small additions and you will be on your way to some delicious treats for the movie.
                  Love and best wishes,
                  Molly Weasley


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Post by: bobbinalong on July 07, 2011 12:26:22 PM

I love those phoenix earrings!  Those are awesome!


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Post by: amor_fati on July 07, 2011 12:34:55 PM
I absolutely must have some part in Potterpunk!!!


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Post by: NewDay2morrow on July 07, 2011 12:53:43 PM
jennieingram I love your idea to start a HP recipe thread!! So many of these recipes look delicious! I'm thinking of making some stuff and having a HP party!!

Did anyone watch the London premiere? Emma was absolutely gorgeous!
http://movies.yahoo.com/photos/red-carpet/gallery/3490/harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows--part-2-uk-premiere#photo0


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Post by: Calabaza on July 07, 2011 01:01:23 PM
I got my package from charms professor Ex-Gratia today!


The group shot: a very cool Hufflepuff book, a round box and lovely subtly Gryffindor hat, Snitch treats and bottle cap pendants with chain! Also included was a letter from Mrs. Weasley who sent the package via Errol.


I can not begin to describe how delicious these smell! And they look absolutely gorgeous!


Inside the Hufflepuff book are oodles of games plus tons of origami instructions! I love how this one uses my love of languages: how to fold a gato!


a Hufflepuff pendant and a Keep Calm and Carry a Wand one! Love!

Thank you, Ex_Gratia!


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Post by: pinkleo on July 07, 2011 01:09:08 PM
jennieingram I love your idea to start a HP recipe thread!! So many of these recipes look delicious! I'm thinking of making some stuff and having a HP party!!
I'm sure TroubleT would be more than happy to help make this happen somehow. Perhap sticky it for us; that would be nice. ;D


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 07, 2011 01:26:56 PM
jennieingram I love your idea to start a HP recipe thread!! So many of these recipes look delicious! I'm thinking of making some stuff and having a HP party!!
I'm sure TroubleT would be more than happy to help make this happen somehow. Perhap sticky it for us; that would be nice. ;D

Ok, I'll be sure to PM her later to ask about it.  (I'm trying to finish up things at work right now so I can get out of here!!!)


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Post by: Lrigrem on July 07, 2011 01:56:18 PM
Well, I meant to post these last night, but didn't get home from work until 11...  So here they are now!!!  Really, really amazing swap package from sdelnegro514!  I'm going to try to hold myself back just a tiny bit: I'm not posting every pic I have, and I'm trying to post a bunch of thumbnails to not overload anyone too much.  But it's really hard.  Too much cute stuff to show off.  :D

The package itself:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=467444)

Treats first!

Honeydukes Best Chocolate Shortbread: This is nearly gone.  I only have a photo of it wrapped, because it didn't stay home long.  :)  Yummy.


Chocolate Frogs: The drawing on the front is just adorable.  These I'm saving for the movie.


SUGAR MICE!  These are so damn adorable.  I brought a bag to work because I had to show them off (ok, I actually brought the entire swap package in today, but the mice have been tagging along with me the last 2 days...  Honestly.  They've been hiding out in my purse.).  Seriously adorable.  If you don't usually click on thumbnails, you should still click on the following two, they are really that cute.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=467447)      (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=467448)



Accessories:

My very own Pygmy Puff!!!  S/he's so cute!  I haven't decided on a name yet, but it's red, so I'm thinking something Weasley-worthy.  But I don't know.  Like someone else, I'll gladly take suggestions.  :)

Cutest Feet EVER:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=467457)      (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=467456)

Deathly Hallows Tissue Holders: Definitely going to come in handy.  I'd totally forget something like tissues, and now with these adorable little guys, there isn't a chance that'll happen! 

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=467471)

Monster Book Of Monsters: So cute!  He's holding a notebook at the moment, but I kinda wish I had a smaller laptop, because this would totally become my new laptop sleeve.  I'll just have to find something else cute to use him for!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=467474)


My Wearable:

Slytherin Scarf: Wow, is this gorgeous.  It's ok, you can be jealous. 

I love how the ends were finished: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=467477)
The tag: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=467476)

Everything was just so great.  I feel totally spoiled.  And the tags were such a great touch.  From the puff to the scarf tags, and the hand drawn mice & frogs - too cute! I'm not sure what my favorite is (although I have to admit, I have not actually tried the scarf on yet - it looks so pretty all tied up, I kinda don't want to change that quite yet.  Although with the AC on, I'm starting to think I might change my mind by the end of the day...).  My favorite treat is easy - those sugar mice are the cutest things!  But my favorite over all?  I'm not sure - it's a 3-way tie between the Puff, the Monster Book of Monsters, and the scarf.  But wow.  I feel so lucky to have had sdelnegro514 as a partner.  She's really awesome!


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Post by: pinkleo on July 07, 2011 02:02:14 PM
I received the most amazing package from the very talented luckdragon!  I am in awe and in love!!!!  Without further delay, my treats!  (WARNING: You will be jealous!)

The Monster Book of Monsters nook Cozy!!!!! 







Is it not the most amazing cozy ever?!!!!  I can not tell you how much I squeeeed!

A Fab GryffindorTee



Perfect size! 

A Gorgeous, GORGEOUS Sorcerer's Stone Necklace

Much more gorgeous in person!

A Gryffindor Self-Inking Quill

This is a beautiful version of a quill pen with it's gold accents.  I just love using Self-Inking Quills!

My Yummy Sweet Treats: Mrs. Weasley's Double Ginger Cookies & Butterbeer Blondie Bites



They truly are magically delicious!

Extra bought Goodies: Rainbow Twizzlers (which my kiddos stole!), Wooden Knitting Needles (aka Magic Wands), and HP Schoolbooks (Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them )


Last, but definitely not least....
My Game!!!  Potion Master







Amazingly detailed & looks beyond FUN!  I'm playing it tonight; I didn't want to play until I posted pictures.

:-* THANK YOU SO MUCH LUCKDRAGON!!!!! :-*
I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything! 
You are so very talented and generous!!!!!


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Post by: luckdragon on July 07, 2011 02:07:56 PM
YAY! I'm glad that you like everything pinkleo!  I still have one more thing that hopefully will be enroute tomorrow!


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Post by: bobbinalong on July 07, 2011 02:09:19 PM

That Potions game looks so great!  I was sold as soon as I saw "Chinese Chomping Cabbage!"


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Post by: TimetravelingArchaeologist on July 07, 2011 02:25:25 PM
Amazing packages!


The reader cover and the game are awesome! I want :)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: pinkleo on July 07, 2011 02:37:07 PM
YAY! I'm glad that you like everything pinkleo!  I still have one more thing that hopefully will be enroute tomorrow!
Seriously, how can there be more!  I'm already so spoiled!  (thank goodness your package has extras....I can't wait for you to get your package.....mostly because my swap anxiety is killing me!!)


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Post by: birdak on July 07, 2011 02:52:42 PM
Holy Woah - I dont check things for a few days - and SO MUCH AWESOME STUFF HAS BEEN POSTED.

Everything looks completely amazing.

also Cherry_Blossom55 told me to post this so I will.

Here's the edible I made for her ( and me - in person swaps = excellent sharing time ;P )

I have to say - I was incredibly pleased with how they turned out.
BUTTERBEER CUPCAKES with a Ginger Brown Sugar Icing.



Sooo delicious. We are definitely making more for the premier.


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Post by: Abbeeroad on July 07, 2011 03:06:17 PM
LOVE the Monster Book of Monsters Nook Cover AND the potions game looks soooo cool!  I wish we could play all these games together....that would be SO FUN!


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Post by: sdelnegro514 on July 07, 2011 03:09:30 PM
Everything was just so great.  I feel totally spoiled.  And the tags were such a great touch.  From the puff to the scarf tags, and the hand drawn mice & frogs - too cute! I'm not sure what my favorite is (although I have to admit, I have not actually tried the scarf on yet - it looks so pretty all tied up, I kinda don't want to change that quite yet.  Although with the AC on, I'm starting to think I might change my mind by the end of the day...).  My favorite treat is easy - those sugar mice are the cutest things!  But my favorite over all?  I'm not sure - it's a 3-way tie between the Puff, the Monster Book of Monsters, and the scarf.  But wow.  I feel so lucky to have had sdelnegro514 as a partner.  She's really awesome!

Aw, thanks!!  Did you see the back of the tag for the Pygmy Puff had some "facts" on their care?  Thanks for the compliments on everything.  Especially the scarf (my mom helped me out a lot on that  ;) ) and really didn't want to
let it go (even though I'm a Gryffindor and have a crocheted scarf from my mom).

And if anyone's interested, the Sugar Mice are from the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, the Chocolate Frogs were
purchased and the Chocolate Shortbread came from http://dumbledoresveganarmy.wordpress.com/ (http://dumbledoresveganarmy.wordpress.com/).


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Post by: Lilak Tygress on July 07, 2011 03:17:35 PM
Oh my god Hermione, shut up!! So must amazingness happening!! I totally wisted that potion master game.  pinkleo was definitely spoiled! 

On a side note, does anyone know where I can find some Potter Trivia Cards?  I was hoping there would be some, but I'm not finding anything.  I made some up already for my partner (who received, so I'm not spoiling anything) but I really want a set for myself. No one would play with me if I had made up all the questions and knew all the answers!! lol.


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Post by: GoldfishGirl on July 07, 2011 06:14:23 PM
Birdak, those cupcakes look amazing! Do you have a recipe to share?


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Post by: PirateColey on July 07, 2011 06:18:45 PM
Okay- I'm loving everything!! Special shout-outs to all the Monster Book of Monsters. I hate fun-fur, but now I really want to make myself one!!

Also- I love the idea of Potterpunk. I'm totally in.

Thirdly- I have a few tasty treats to contribute to the Potter Recipe Post. And I'll totally throw a Potter Party just to test out everyone else's goodies!

And finally- where did you find a Mischief Managed charm, Jennie?! My bracelet NEEDS one.  :D  :D  :D


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Post by: Ex_Gratia on July 07, 2011 07:03:09 PM
Calabaza! your snitches broke!! oh no!, did they melt too! i feel so horrible. :/


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 07, 2011 07:52:22 PM
And finally- where did you find a Mischief Managed charm, Jennie?! My bracelet NEEDS one.  :D  :D  :D

ChubbyChicoCharms.com and ChubbyChicoCharms on Etsy each sell them.  But if you're not interested in ordering a crap-load of them for any reason, then I can send you one from my stash.  I have several left. 


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Calabaza on July 07, 2011 08:07:12 PM
Calabaza! your snitches broke!! oh no!, did they melt too! i feel so horrible. :/
They didn't melt at all and taste sooo good (I couldn't resists taste-testing one). The broken wings just gives them charm! Must...resist...eating...them...all...


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Post by: Alchamy513 on July 07, 2011 08:26:15 PM
I'd totally be up for Potterpunk... one of the things I made for GoldfishGirl is "Potterpunk" inspired... before I even knew what to call it!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: GoldfishGirl on July 07, 2011 08:44:50 PM
I'd totally be up for Potterpunk... one of the things I made for GoldfishGirl is "Potterpunk" inspired... before I even knew what to call it!
Oh man, as if I wasn't excited enough already!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: craftyzooprgrl on July 07, 2011 09:03:06 PM
When I got home today I was sad to see that there was no package from Foxy Sam at my doorstep but then when I was getting in my car to go to swim practice I saw a package at my landlady's next door and saw that it was was addressed to me! I had to run inside and open everything to see what Sam sent before I left and was therefore a tad late to practice ;)
Before you scroll down, you better put on your earmuffs (and prepare to be a little jealous)...


ok...


ready?...


The toys/accessories:

A mandrake! Hope your earmuffs are on tight! I am so excited about this, it's amazing! Well done Sam! It doesn't have a name yet but I'm open to some suggestions. I even have a little plastic pot for it. Sorry it is sideways, not sure why, I  did try and change it.

Also, my own pygmy puff with a cute pink nose (no name yet either):


The wearable:

A reversible Gryffindor/Hallows mini messenger bag. The buttons are heavy so it keeps the flap shut! Here's more detail on the other button:


The treats:

Some lovely acid pops with reusable pop covers and Honeydukes honeycomb chocolate (which was unfortnately like molten lava when I picked it up since it was sitting in the 115 degree heat for a small portion of the afternoon but is now safely in the freezer solidifying back up and will be just as delicious!). Plus a baby giant squid finger puppet extra (I'm thinking Squiddlesworth at this point)

Group shot:


Thanks Sam, you were an awesome craft buddy! I love everything!


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Post by: Oodelally on July 07, 2011 09:09:40 PM
That mandrake is the best!!!! They are my fave magical creature, especially baby ones  :D :D :D


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Post by: GoldenSunshine on July 07, 2011 09:52:33 PM
I'm not in this swap but I love everything here! I am even searching how to make Hallows symbol out of wire, hope I can figure that out soon!!  ;D


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Post by: PirateColey on July 08, 2011 02:19:04 AM
Okay- that mandrake just got wisted! <3 <3 <3


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Post by: Alchamy513 on July 08, 2011 06:30:15 AM
So... this seems to be the pygmy puff swap! I think there are at least 5 so far!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: luckdragon on July 08, 2011 06:53:51 AM
That's because pygmy puffs are so cute and fuzzy! :)

The mandrake is so awesome!

And birdak, those butterbeer cupcakes in the mugs is genius!  A recipe would be great!


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Post by: pinkleo on July 08, 2011 07:28:37 AM
Have I told y'all lately how wondrous these packages are?!!!  Y'all are very talented and creative!!!!

...and dear luckdragon, my son LOVED the Double Ginger Cookies (ate almost the whole tin last....teenagers!).  He asked if I had the recipe...so if you would share, my son's tummy will thank you! :-*


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Interrobam on July 08, 2011 07:42:20 AM
I'm not in this swap but I love everything here! I am even searching how to make Hallows symbol out of wire, hope I can figure that out soon!!  ;D

Looking at hallows symbols I've seen before it seems like you would make a small loop (to put it on a chain if it's going to be a necklace/bracelet)then form a triangle, then bend the excess wire at the top of the triangle (near the loop) down so that it halved the triangle, then bend the excess wire at the bottom into a circle that fits inside the triangle and cut off the wire at the bottom again. Then some chose to wrap thinner wire around the places the circle touches the triangle.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Nyxika on July 08, 2011 07:50:31 AM
So I've been moving and waiting ..and waiting...and waiting for my internet to be connected and now I can post pictures of the absolutely phenomenal package Oodelally sent me! I am sorry if I kill your internet with the picture overload but the awesomeness deserves to be shared in all its glory!  Ready your wisting fingers! ;)

Each little item was wrapped up in brown paper with a delightful little fuzzy ball type yarn (that my cat absolutely adores). Each item had a little tag noting who it was from, but it's been awhile since I opened everything so if I mess up/forget one feel free to jump in and correct me Lauren!!  ;) :D


Annddd...the whole package unwrapped! We agreed to spoil each other, hence the gazillion extras. ^__^


Cho Chang sent me the "M" sporting Ravenclaw colours! <3

From Snape, the most amazing cross stitch of Chibi!Snape from my wist!! <3


From Luna, a butterbeer cork necklace and radish earrings! I am so wearing these to the cinema.


From Mrs Weasley -- my first ever crocheted anything!! I adore it to pieces. It's so thick and warm. My camera kind of skewed the colours, it's perfect Ravenclaw Blue & Bronze.


And then moreeee crocheted goodies -- the most adorable snitch EVER. Look at it's fluffy lil wings. Aww, so sweet! It's going to hang proudly from my car's rear-view mirror. ^_^


Hagrid gave me a beyond incredible drawing of Diagon Alley -- the details on this blow my mind. From the name signs to the cauldrons to the spider in the corner. I am in such awe over this!!


From the Hogwarts Express trolley was some Every Flavour beans and some magical sugar-free sweets in a gorgeous bag that I spent much time admiring.


And..ooh, I forget who sent me this, *cue remembrall turning red* -- a sweet little pouch with amazing beadwork!!


and a brilliant tea pouch!! Seriously, this woman's sewing skills made my head spin.


and these cute little beanie bags with my favourite spells embroidered on them!! The one turned over is so you can see the pretty fabric on the back, they say Accio, Nox and Alohamora.


And this ...when I unwrapped it my brain just about exploded, it looks so authentic and brilliant.

When I opened it I saw the plushie chocolate frog which is *fantastic* ...and then I saw the card. Oodelally had asked for a photo of me and I never gave it too much thought...until I was confronted by my face on my very own wizard card!! (I'm on the front, which I've omitted to show :P but is just like the ones from the movie!) In my questionnaire under the 'your favourite characters' part I had mentioned I rather fancied Movie!Lucius, for purely shallow reasons, and the back of the card, along with info about my favourite treats, and the fact I am an active S.P.E.W. member, said "Rumored to have been romatically involved with Lucious Malfoy during their time studying at Howarts". I was crying tears of laughter for ten minutes straight. Such an amazingly clever idea, I love it!



Andddd if that wasn't enough, I even got some kawaii japanese extras!! I am fascinated by Japan and am beyond jealous that Oodelally was just there!  :D


Lauren you were the most amazing swap partner ever, I love every thing you sent me, and I hope you feel the same when you get your parcel!!


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Post by: NewDay2morrow on July 08, 2011 08:00:49 AM
These packages are just amazing!

Hey has anyone else had problems wisting? I couple times I would go through the whole process and the picture that showed up wasn't the picture I chose! I retried doing numerous times and it kept happening! Has anyone else run into this problem? If so how do I fix it? 


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: pinkleo on July 08, 2011 08:13:10 AM
These packages are just amazing!

Hey has anyone else had problems wisting? I couple times I would go through the whole process and the picture that showed up wasn't the picture I chose! I retried doing numerous times and it kept happening! Has anyone else run into this problem? If so how do I fix it? 
This happens when the same link is used for different items; the pic on your page reverts to the first one chosen.  Now here's a way to get the correct pic on your wist you can do the following....

~* Right click on the pic of the item you want to wist.
~* Select Properties in the list.
~* Copy the Address (URL) that appears in the Properties window.
~* Use that address and go to that page (I paste it in my search box)
~* The address will take you to a page with just a pic of the item you selected.
~* Wist away.

Now, this is all if you don't have the Craftster's Member Gallery link.  If you have that, you can wist the item directly from the upload of the pic they took.  (Of course if the member is anything like me, with a bajillion pics uploaded, the above my be quicker still.)

Does any of that make sense? ;D
Hope that helps.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 08, 2011 08:23:31 AM
What a beautiful package Oodelally!  And Noxika, thanks for taking such nice clear pictures of all your goodies!  


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: NewDay2morrow on July 08, 2011 08:30:35 AM
This happens when the same link is used for different items; the pic on your page reverts to the first one chosen.  Now here's a way to get the correct pic on your wist you can do the following....

~* Right click on the pic of the item you want to wist.
~* Select Properties in the list.
~* Copy the Address (URL) that appears in the Properties window.
~* Use that address and go to that page (I paste it in my search box)
~* The address will take you to a page with just a pic of the item you selected.
~* Wist away.

Now, this is all if you don't have the Craftster's Member Gallery link.  If you have that, you can wist the item directly from the upload of the pic they took.  (Of course if the member is anything like me, with a bajillion pics uploaded, the above my be quicker still.)

Does any of that make sense? ;D
Hope that helps.

I tried that and it didn't work, I also tried opening up the image in a new tab and then it wouldn't let me wist at all it said that the site crashed. There's so many things I want to wist! haha


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: GoldenSunshine on July 08, 2011 08:43:21 AM
I'm not in this swap but I love everything here! I am even searching how to make Hallows symbol out of wire, hope I can figure that out soon!!  ;D

Looking at hallows symbols I've seen before it seems like you would make a small loop (to put it on a chain if it's going to be a necklace/bracelet)then form a triangle, then bend the excess wire at the top of the triangle (near the loop) down so that it halved the triangle, then bend the excess wire at the bottom into a circle that fits inside the triangle and cut off the wire at the bottom again. Then some chose to wrap thinner wire around the places the circle touches the triangle.

Gave it a try last night, man I'm terrible at wire..  Really terrible..  ::)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: nycalison on July 08, 2011 10:19:56 AM
I *finally* got my AMAZING package from Tammy! (aka MonstersUnderYourBed) !!! (this is nycalison's daughter Autumn, by the way.)

First, a group shot!
 

Now, Ron sent me an adorable mini-plushie version of himself...<3


(he also sent me this, which he hoped that I would wear, and OF COURSE I'm going to wear it!)


Fred and George sent me this super CUTE pymy puff! I love him! I named him Mr. Waffles! :D ANd the box was adorable, too!



Luna sent me this AMAZINGLY knitted scarf, in my favorite color!!! Turquoise!!! It's so sparkly! I love it!!


Dumbledore sent me this (yummy) Peppermint Toad! It's soo good! :D (and melty!)


And last, but DEFINITELY not least, an AMAZING Ravenclaw scarf from Professor Flitwick!!! It's so warm, and soft, and i absolutely waring it to the premiere. I don't care how hot it is, I'm wearing it!!! :D

(necessary action shot)


Thank you so much!!! I loved swapping with you, Tammy! This is so amazing. I had so much fun! :D <3


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: nostephot on July 08, 2011 10:56:15 AM
I received today from sevsonlygirl today and I am so excited!!!!!

Here are my game..... Interhouse Wizard Checker Champoinship game and two great books Charmed Knits and the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook!!!  SO GREAT!!!!  


Here is my first of three wearables....
My TriWizard Tournament Hoodie.... this is the back

And the front and sleeve


Here is the leaky caldron shirt that Harry picked up for me


Hermione sent me some Peace Love and Harry pajamas....


And here are all my edibles that I am not sure will make it all the way to Midnight on Thursday.... but I will try....


Thank you so much SevesOnlyGirl!  I love everything and I appreciate all the effort you  made to get it to me!  





Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 08, 2011 11:13:42 AM
I think EVERYONE stepped up their crafting game for this swap.  So many great packages!!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: pinkleo on July 08, 2011 11:19:55 AM
I think EVERYONE stepped up their crafting game for this swap.  So many great packages!!!
completely agree! ;D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: dustyfro on July 08, 2011 11:35:42 AM
Can I just show off a HP related cartoon video that I made for a Harry Potter Alliance contest about saving the environment?  I'm really proud of it.  You should enter the contest too!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZOB0ik-X-I


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: rorriM_esoR on July 08, 2011 11:48:34 AM
Can I just show off a HP related cartoon video that I made for a Harry Potter Alliance contest about saving the environment?  I'm really proud of it.  You should enter the contest too!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZOB0ik-X-I

Oh my goodness I love this so much. It's so creative.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: MonstersUnderYourBed on July 08, 2011 01:32:36 PM
Nycalison, I'm glad you guys finally received! I was getting a little worried about everything. Take good care of Ron! I had an extremely hard time letting him go, and sorry about the melted snacks. I was going to for some store bought versions of something but I figured it'd be much more funner to receive something home made.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Oodelally on July 08, 2011 01:40:47 PM
I'm so glad you loved everything Noxika  :) :D ;D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: edwards1 on July 08, 2011 03:34:16 PM
I am thinking I am going to make a trip to borders and get that charmed knits....like tomorrow.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: GoldfishGirl on July 08, 2011 04:00:20 PM
It's a wonderful book. I just finished a sweater (turned vest) from it.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: SiakelA on July 08, 2011 07:37:19 PM
I can't even BELIEVE how spoiled I am!!!!! Starryeyeddiy went above and beyond! I feel like I should make her something else and send it!!!!

I mean honestly, my first poppet, and it's so perfect!! I absolutely love her! The scarf is even cooler than I thought it would be...the grey is soooo lovely. I'm not cracking the candies yet, because I want to save them for opening night, and I know if I open it up or bring it on vacation, they'll be gone in a second. And then the jewelry! I saw luna first, and I was thinking about how I would steal her earrings for opening night, and then BLAMO I have a whole collection of jewelry for myself!!

Honestly, you were an amazing partner, and it was more than a pleasure swapping with you. I would do it again any time.


**Note I'm leaving in a couple hours for a camping trip, and I won't be able to post pics til next friday. But that means I will show action shots too. :D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: birdak on July 08, 2011 08:36:49 PM
The recipe for the actual cake was a bit heavy so I wont share that - suffice to say it was basically butterscotch cake.

But it was the icing that really made it.  And now - bear with me - I never measure - I'd say about a cup of margarine ( I like it better for icing than butter), and a cup and a bit of icing sugar, a splash of vanilla, mixed with two heaping tablespoons of brown sugar, and a tablespoon of ginger powder ( just fiddle with the amounts of everything to get the consistency and taste that seems about right) The brown sugar will still be crunchy in the icing - but I felt it made the icing feel somehow a bit effervescent. Maybe I'm crazy, but cherry_blossom55 agrees the little crunchy sugar crystals are yummers.

If those measurements dont work - I apologize, I'm just guessing - I've never been good at measuring or following recipes exactly, I always just eyeball things, and usually they work out, sometimes they dont ( hence why the cake part was a bit heavy, Tasty, but heavy)

Good luck!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: starryeyeddiy on July 08, 2011 09:02:09 PM
Yay Minathia received from me!

I hope she doesnt mind, but since she will be out of town til next Friday I am gonna post a few pics of what was sent:)

I somehow did not get pictures though of the pendents, or Luna's wand. So Hopefully she can post that when she gets back!

First up I sent her this lovely Luna Scarf! Thank you Pinkleo for an amazing pattern that is so fun to crochet up.


Then the treats:
She received *hopefully not melted* And more than the picture showed, just grouped a few of each so that it would be a cute shot.
Dumbledores Favorite Lemon Drops
Cockroach clusters with Almonds and Pecans
Chocolate wands in a variety of sprinkles



And last but not least is a Luna Poppet! Minathia had several favorite characters *like we all do* So i put all their names in a hat and drew Luna! I am so glad too because she was SO FUN to make. She came complete with a wand and spectraspecks but I forgot to take pictures of those.



I hope you have a safe Vacay Minathia:) and that you really love your goodies. Action shots are a must when you get back home!




Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: SiakelA on July 08, 2011 09:33:44 PM
Thanks for posting for me. :)

I love it all sooooo much. I've never actually seen raddish earrings I liked before, and they were the first thing I saw, and I love them! I just think it's so amazing that you got my style so well.

Anywhooo.......I'm all super gushy over this package, but that's just cause it was so freaking great. :)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: zigg13pra on July 09, 2011 12:07:22 AM
Wow I love that Luna poppet!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Nyxika on July 09, 2011 12:23:21 AM
I am pretty much in awe of every package being displayed - seems like everyone put crazy time and thought into their packages.. I have much wisting to do!! ...but I have to say, I am a messenger bag addict and that Harry Potter steampunk bag is making me drool. I'm rather upset my mutterings of "accio bag" aren't working. ;)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Oodelally on July 09, 2011 12:28:37 AM
I am pretty much in awe of every package being displayed - seems like everyone put crazy time and thought into their packages.. I have much wisting to do!! ...but I have to say, I am a messenger bag addict and that Harry Potter steampunk bag is making me drool. I'm rather upset my mutterings of "accio bag" aren't working. ;)


LOL. you just have to throw the accio spell bag a bit harder :P


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 09, 2011 04:32:58 AM
I couldn't agree more, Noxika.  This gallery is blowing me away!!!

A Luna poppet?  SO COOL!!!  Love her hair!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 09, 2011 05:17:12 AM
The Luna doll is soooo cute!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on July 09, 2011 08:51:39 AM
I got my package from Abbeeroad.
I thought I had an idea what would be in it, because I helped with the translation of some game cards.
Ha.
I knew nothing.
Imagine my shock when I saw this:


Oh, I thought, I'm getting a Marauder's map bag, how insanely cool! I love this map!

But then I opened it and turned it inside out, and it was the map of the game! It's impossible to describe all the texture, fabrics and details it has, and the pictures don't do it justice. The whole family is in love with this game! We've played it three times already!
Sorry, but I need to post a lot of pics.


Start: Privet Drive.
Note: Button details!
Also: Hogwarts Express!


Next: Diagon Alley, Hogwarts, Quidditch pitch, Forbidden Forest
Note: Button details! Starry sky!
Also: little snitch, and animals hiding in the forest (it took me longer than a day to discover the little dragon...)


Next: the lake, the Burrow, Hogsmeade
Note: stitch details, the garden


Dragon!


cards and pins for the game, and house crests for my kids' hogwarts costumes


and a great cookie mix

Thank you so much, Abbeeroad! This package is much much loved, and the map of the game is up on our wall when we don't play it!



Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 09, 2011 10:27:27 AM
ABBEEROAD!  THAT GAME FREAKIN' ROCKS!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: dinkime on July 09, 2011 11:39:53 AM
awesomeness came my way today because i received from icebyrd67!



i now have a wand! (with HP2 on ABC Family, lol)



and some delicious smelling pumpkin cookies (a nod to pumpkin pastys)



and a very awesome t-shirt that i believe i am going to wear to my friends house this afternoon, too!

front:


back:


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Lilak Tygress on July 09, 2011 02:43:45 PM
ABBEEROAD!  THAT GAME FREAKIN' ROCKS!

Agree x 10!! How freaking cool and creative!! Great job!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: GoldfishGirl on July 09, 2011 02:51:48 PM
So I received from Alchamy513, and it's all wonderful! You might want to stretch out your wisting/pinning fingers for this stuff!

First, a group shot:
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5919427819/)
Group Shot (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5919427819/) by crafty_goldfish (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Necklaces abound, as do Cockroach Clusters (not pictured, but delicious).
There’s a fantastic Monster Bag of Monsters! I’m going to try to get a better shot of it on a body tonight, but it’s wonderful and roomy. Crocheted with nubbly yarn and lots of fangs for chomping on the fingers of people who try to get at my Cockroach Clusters or tissues without permission.

Let’s get to the glamour shots, shall we?

A teeny tiny crocheted Thestral, cantering around my shelves.
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5919419531/)
Thestral (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5919419531/) by crafty_goldfish (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

A necklace made from one of the flying keys from the first book:
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5919421003/)
Winged Key (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5919421003/) by crafty_goldfish (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

A Quibbler Necklace, which I am wearing to the office on Monday for sure!
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5919423431/)
The Quibbler (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5919423431/) by crafty_goldfish (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

A Golden Snitch Necklace (My personal favorite, that I’ll wear to the premiere)
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5919314217/)
To Pack for HPDHII (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5919314217/) by crafty_goldfish (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

An awesome Gryffindor colored friendship bracelet from her sister:
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5919986830/)
Gryffindor Bracelet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5919986830/) by crafty_goldfish (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Alchamy, thank you for being such a wonderful swap partner! I am in love with all of the crafts. Thank you!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 09, 2011 03:06:49 PM
Yay! I love that your family is enjoying the game Ruby Copperhead! I had so much fun with it! i am planning on giving it its own post but i want to get the card files organized so I can ask a mod to attach it for me so others can play too!

Thanks for the positive feedback guys this was one of my most fave projects. And this swap has totally rocked!! HP fans are the BEST!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on July 09, 2011 03:46:47 PM
Definitely give it an own post! The game itsself is fast and fun. The rules are simple, and there are some really cool challenges to master. We're always commenting on them like "oh, no, look, I get detention!" or "Ew, Fluffy is slobbering on me". I highly recommend the game!
And of course it's so beautiful. When we play, I can never keep my hand by myself, there's always something I need to run my fingers over. I can post more detail pics.

@pinkleo: I'd also love to see more of the Potions Master game!

@GoldfishGirl: Crocheted thestral, awww... and that jewellery is gorgeous.

Everyone, your packages are so exciting! I can't believe the crafts everyone comes up with! Great, great gallery.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Ex_Gratia on July 09, 2011 07:42:44 PM
Just thought I'd post some detail shot of the package I sent to Calabaza  ;D
She is a Hufflepuff/Gryffindor- hence the mix or house colors
The Bottle Cap Pendants

White Chocolate and Caramel Truffle Snitches 

There is piped scrolly detail on the body, hand piped wings and edible pearl dusk so they shimmer
Decoupaged notebook full of games (word searches, crosswords and HP themed origami)

Cable Knit Hat


with a knitted flower, it ended up being a little bigger than I had hoped but I made it removable if it isn't what she wants to wear ALL the time.

It was so much fun crafting for you Carrie!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Interrobam on July 09, 2011 08:46:56 PM
That game. THAT GAME. I am going to learn how to quilt in hopes of making a game like that someday.  :o

I've been trying to hold off the swap anxiety, but all these packages are so epic I'm starting to feel it.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on July 09, 2011 10:14:42 PM
I've been trying to hold off the swap anxiety, but all these packages are so epic I'm starting to feel it.

I gave in DAYS ago.  lol


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: bananaleg on July 09, 2011 10:21:54 PM
So pinning that Luna poppet whenever I get on a computer.

By the way, Abbeeroad. Oh, my god, that game. That game, Abbeeroad, oh, my god. That game, oh, my god.
10 points to anybody who picks up on that (non-HP) reference.

Love, love the flying key necklace!
And the thestral amigurumi. Thestrals make me sad, but I still love it.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Audania1 on July 09, 2011 11:02:15 PM
These are some FAN-FRICKIN-TASTIC packages! I have never seen so much awesome HPness in my life!!!

Ok, so I want the Monster-NOOK-of-Monsters, Luna Plushie, and -omg- Abbeeroad's game!!! I want the tiny thestral, all of the candies and goodies, especially that cake in a mug with the delicious frosting!

Kinda want to do another HP swap right now... but I think I can wait till things have slowed down a bit. :)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Lilak Tygress on July 09, 2011 11:41:16 PM
My partner received, but she hasn't had a chance to post yet... and I'm super anxious to show you what I made.

So, here's the whole package:


The edibles included:

Licorice wands:


Pumpkin Juice Mix:


And I threw in some Muffin Cups based off one of her wists:


For the wearables:
She said she'd like a Quidditch jacket, so I made her one!


I also threw in a throw pillows based off one of her wists also:


And the game!! This was by far the most time consuming of all the crafting.  I took an Trivial Pursuit game, recovered it, made 100 new Harry Potter Trivia game card (with 6 questions each! I didn't think I could make up 600 questions!!)  Click on thumbnails for more detailed look at everything.


(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=468218) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=468217) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=468216) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=468215) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=468214) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=468207) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=468206) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=468205) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=468204)

It was really hard to give up that Potter Trivia game.  But of course, no one would play with me!  I wrote all the questions, so I know all the answer.  If someone wants to personal swap with me, I'd be glad to make a new one for them if they care to make one for me!!  I'd really REALLY like my own copy!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Oodelally on July 09, 2011 11:58:08 PM
Wow Lilak Tygress! Wow! Your package embodies craftiness... I love it all :D I'm sure your partner does too :D

Thank you for sharing how you made the cupcake covers xo

These games everyone is making are blowing me away!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on July 10, 2011 12:38:21 AM
oh yeah.  swap anxiety has settled in.  >_<

I'm not sure which is worse at this point; swap anxiety, or not knowing if I'll ever get my package.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 10, 2011 06:18:58 AM
Lilak!  Your package is most definitely stunning!

Gratia, I saw your first picture without noticing your avatar and immedietly thought, "Hey, those are the counter tops in Williamstown's dorms!"  Why do I remember these things?!?!?!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 10, 2011 06:45:37 AM
I just have to say, I am so impressed with the variety of crafts people have come up with to satisfy the categories in this swap!  Some crafters in the interest thread in the first and second round asked if they could skip certain categories that they didn't have ideas for to make it "more like a regular HP swap".  When I told them no, some decided not to sign up.   :(  But just look at all the amazingly diverse and creative crafts you guys have come up with!  Card games, board games, QUILTED GAMES!  Trivia, puzzles, and origami books!  Crafting kits, costumes, mugs, bags of every variety.  Wands of wood, clay and paper.  Wands that light up!  Drink mixes, candies of every kind imaginable, tea-time potion kits!  You guys are A-FREAKIN'-MAZING!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Pixiefirefly on July 10, 2011 09:29:37 AM
I so want the Quidditch Jacket!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on July 10, 2011 09:33:52 AM
Custom cupcake covers? Wow, I wouldn't be surprised if they became a new swap classic.
And that trivia game is too cool for words. Hehe, maybe you only need a swap partner for the question marks.

I whole-heartedly agree on the awesomeness of this swap. Now excuse me while I'll have another huge blow of swap anxiety...


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Ex_Gratia on July 10, 2011 10:03:12 AM
Yup, and that's my shitty tiny closet with my bra in the background, didn't notice until it was posted -- oops
Lilak!  Your package is most definitely stunning!

Gratia, I saw your first picture without noticing your avatar and immedietly thought, "Hey, those are the counter tops in Williamstown's dorms!"  Why do I remember these things?!?!?!



Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 10, 2011 11:54:32 AM
Awesome package, Lilak Tygress!!

I have to agree that this swap has been beyond amazing.  I love just looking through the gallery again and again and again and again.....

Shameless self-advertising, but I gave the game it's own post:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=384920.0

Thanks for being such an enthusiastic and helpful swap partner, Ruby Copperhead!  I so enjoyed having you as my partner!!!!! 


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ZombriNation on July 10, 2011 04:04:45 PM
I don't know if i'd be able to bake those awesome cupcake holders!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: SapphireGypsy on July 10, 2011 04:11:30 PM
Everything is simply amazing. Truly, I'm having a hard time picking favorites. The hard work that's gone into everyone's packages and the ingenuity of the games.

I'm going back to the beginning since I've been kind of off the net in the middle of our move right now...

amor_fati - The steampunk Gryff necklace and owl are beautiful.

MizzKodak - I love the market tote and the Gryff mug.

GoldfishGirl - The arm warmers are brilliant and the stamped necklace so clever. ;)

nostephot - All of the painted shirts... the bag (I totally have that London fabric and now have a new use for it) :O

ZombriNation - The dead Cedric plushie, lol... seriously.

Wizards_Pupil - The DA shirt and the monster tissue keeper... so great and the game looks so fun.

Calabaza - Yum caramel corn. The bag is great and a dress... inspired!

kelesaii - The wand and the little Hedwig, I want them both!

Chughes225 - The wands are amazing and I love the crochet hook holder.

Baloo - The goodies look exactly like I've pictured them from the books... and I bet they were yummy. :D The cork is great, perfect for keeping away nargles.

motherconfessor - the Quidditch shirt is perfect and I want the chess set. :D amazing wood burning skills.

dustyfro - Bless you for your tackling sock yarn for the wrist warmers (It always drives me batty) and the dragons eggs look yummy.

Quinndustrious P. - The Slytherin scarf and tie are perfect... I must have them. :D

7DAYTRIAL - Your hallow book is brilliant and the sectumsempra shirt made my giggle.

nycalison - Harry Potter madlibs, brilliant. The Bloody Hell necklace, fantastic and I'm stealing that bag if I ever get close enough to it.

Cherry_Blossom55 - The puff badge is some amazing embroidery... makes me want to tackle one myself. The cards are incredible and the folding box is simply impressive.

birdak - I'm totally stealing that pillow idea for my office. As a matter of fact, if it weren't for the fact that everything is Ravenclaw themed instead of Slytherin, well I'd want it all. :D

ntrebleagain - I love that snitch shirt

Bananaleg - Beautiful knitting on the scarf and the bag is gorgeous.

AugustBell - The little bag is great, I need to find a little snake for my own collection. :D

PirateColey - The earrings are beautiful.

padfoot - Such adorable little crocheted goodies. :D

NewDay2Morrow - Such an amazing package for a first time swapper and such beautiful work on it all.

Audiana1 - Beautiful embroidery on the bag and the prophecy is a genius idea.

oodleboodle - Another amazing package from a first time swapper. Everything is so great it's hard to choose a favorite.

Ivory - All of your goodies look so yummy and adding a freezing charm... I'm so jealous I didn't think of it first. Your Monster book of Monsters is perfect.

rorriM_esoR - A beautiful bracelet and I'm dying to know where you found a Harry Potter music box.

Opaka - Delicious looking goodies and the yarn is beautiful.

jennieingram - You know I love your bracelets, the bag and owl are simply amazing as well.

Minathia - Tackling Deathly Hallows cookies... I'm impressed and the bracelet is gorgeous.

mpemporium - I love Neville's wand and your pigmy puff is adorable.

Skookum - Hide and seek horcurxes... genius!

dinkime - I can never get my shrinky dinks to look that clean. Amazing.

Ex-Gratia - Such beautiful cables. I need to tackle them more often in my own knitting.

sdelnegro514 - The Monster book of Monsters is adorable and your scarf is as well.

luckdragon - A Monster Nook or Monsters....  it's inspired. :D Everything in your package is amazing. :D

Foxy Sam - I hope you sent earmuffs for the mail man with your Mandrake. S/he's adorable.

Oodelally - The cross stitch is meticulous and all the extras.... oodelally indeed. ;)

MonstersUnderYourBed - You must have spelled your knitting needles to finish your scarf in the time allowed, it's beautiful and the plush Ron is too cute.

sevsonlygirl - I love the checkers set and all the shirts are wonderful.

starryeyeddiy - Beautiful crocheting and the Luna poppet is amazing.

Abbeeroad - Not only a Marauders map but an intricate game as well. Simply amazing.

icebyrd67 - The shirt and wand are great.

Alchamy513 - The Thestral is adorable and all of the jewelry is amazing.

Lilak Tygress - Harry Potter muffin cups, an amazing Quidditch jacket, and a gorgeous pillow... what more could a girl ask for? Oh yes! An AMAZING game as well.... someone got well and truly spoiled!

*whew* I think I got everyone.... I've run out of adjectives for how amazing everything is. It's truly a great swap gallery and a wonderful final swap for me. Thank you Headmistresses Jennieingram and Pinkleo for organizing. It was an amazing thing to be a part of.





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Post by: Oodelally on July 10, 2011 04:18:59 PM

I have to agree that this swap has been beyond amazing.  I love just looking through the gallery again and again and again and again.....


Heehee, I have been doing the same :D


Oodelally - The cross stitch is meticulous and all the extras.... oodelally indeed. ;)


Thank you so much for your kind words xo :) It was so sweet of you to list ALL your favourites....I agree, there are so many amazing things in this swap :D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: MonstersUnderYourBed on July 10, 2011 04:42:30 PM
Oh my goodness! So many things to wist...AHHHH You guys are making me crazy with all of your talent.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: PirateColey on July 10, 2011 07:02:34 PM
Lilak... I love everything you make. That package rocks!!

Abbeeroad... I would totally hang that game board on my wall. In my living room. And shoe it to everyone.

The Luna poppet is beautiful!!

Sevs... your shirts are always wonderful, but that hoodie... OMG!

The doe Patronus pillow. <3 Staar84 wisted my embroidery... and Lilak based the pillow on it. OMG!!

Everyone else- I love everything you made. Those just stuck out in my head. Seriously, my wist might explode after this swap. You're all AMAZING.



Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: sdelnegro514 on July 10, 2011 07:40:59 PM
sdelnegro514 - The Monster book of Monsters is adorable and your scarf is as well.

Aw, thank you so much!  I really appreciate the compliment.   :D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Lilak Tygress on July 10, 2011 08:03:26 PM
::sniff:: everyone's so wonderful!  Thanks for the compliments and the inspiration from everyone!!  I really love you all! 


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: dinkime on July 10, 2011 09:25:05 PM
dinkime - I can never get my shrinky dinks to look that clean. Amazing.


i traced using a Zig brand photo writer pen...punched with a paper punch or trimmer with scissors & punched the hole at the top...colored with copic markers on the opposite side...shrank using a heat gun!  when it was "shrank" i smacked them flat with my phone or a book or whatever was handy, lol...


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 11, 2011 05:21:49 AM
In case anyone misses this message on the regular thread...
Attention Ravenclaw students, and general Quidditch fans:  You may wish to check out today's teefury.com shirt.  http://www.teefury.com/


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Ex_Gratia on July 11, 2011 05:46:39 AM
in process of buying it now Jennie!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 11, 2011 06:26:28 AM
Hello everyone.  Remember last week when we mentioned how awesome it would be to have a Harry Potter Recipes thread?  Well I went ahead and started one!  You can find it here: Harry Potter Recipes (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=385568.0)  Please feel free to send me links to recipes that you have already posted on Craftster, or if you're not planning on giving something it's own thread, you can post it in the HP Recipes thread itself.  Each time I get a new one, I'll put a link to it in the top of the thread.  Hopefully this will become a great resource for all of us when we plan HP Parties!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: sarabunny on July 11, 2011 07:36:22 AM
Oh man, I bought the tee fury shirt yesterday! I wonder if my husband would kill me if I got today's too...


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: AugustBell on July 11, 2011 07:56:41 AM
I bought the Deathly Hallows tee fury shirt from last week. I think my husband might kill me if I buy this one too.....perhaps its worth the risk, yes?


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: rorriM_esoR on July 11, 2011 08:49:17 AM
I bought the Deathly Hallows tee fury shirt from last week. I think my husband might kill me if I buy this one too.....perhaps its worth the risk, yes?

You should go for it, those snitch earrings I made you would be the perfect accessory with the shirt.   ;)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 11, 2011 09:37:48 AM
Remember, they are only $10! 


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ashley053091 on July 11, 2011 10:15:19 AM
Look what just came! My package from ecstasia!!

Let me first say...I LOVE IT! Thank you so much!

Here is a group shot of what I got


The wearables


boy was I spoiled!! I love the stag patronus necklace and doe patronus earrings!  The lightning bolt was made out of polymer clay and it was her first time working with it...I would not have been able to tell by how it looked! She did a great job!

A close up of the snitch earrings. I'm wearing these now!


Nosebleed Nougats

I wish you could smell the wonderful smell that came out of these when I open them! They are delicious!!

The Snackbox


and the inside!

I can't wait to sneak all my candy into the theater!  ;D

And last but certainly not least...A Harry Potter cookbook!


I can't wait to try out this recipe!


Thank you so much! I love it all!!
 


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: sarabunny on July 11, 2011 10:43:33 AM
Wow, this gallery is amazing! The snacks all look so tempting!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Staar84 on July 11, 2011 10:48:35 AM
Lilak... I love everything you make. That package rocks!!

The doe Patronus pillow. <3 Staar84 wisted my embroidery... and Lilak based the pillow on it. OMG!!


I wish you guys could see the pillow in person, it's gorgeous! The pictures do not do it justice! The doe is glittery and there are little sparkly beads in the writing and the swirls. I'm going to try and get close ups tonight. My family is going to be so jealous when they see everything. I'm driving down to see the movie this Thursday with my parents (a tradition since the first movie) and I'm just putting everything back in the box and taking the whole box down :)

THANK YOU SO MUCH LILAK TYGRESS!! You're the best partner EVER!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ZombriNation on July 11, 2011 12:36:42 PM
Just bought the tee!!
=]
and i'm thinking of trying to make that pumpkin juice today.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: SKooKuM on July 11, 2011 01:20:21 PM
Skookum - Hide and seek horcurxes... genius!

Thanks XD It was a last minute decision


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: MonstersUnderYourBed on July 11, 2011 01:36:19 PM
The jewelery and snack box are AWESOME.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 11, 2011 01:51:18 PM
Those nosebleed nougats are so intriguing! Hope the recipe makes it to the hp recipe board!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: nostephot on July 11, 2011 02:25:12 PM
how have I never seen teefury before>????? I am going through their archives and I have really missed out... I ordered todays and am hoping for another HP or two this week.... I looked on ebay to see if there are some of the old ones available and they are $30!  Insane!  So I vow to never miss out again! 

Hope everyone has a great HP week!  I am getting ready to travel down to Texas to see the movie and spend some time with friends... getting REALLY excited!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: TimetravelingArchaeologist on July 11, 2011 03:15:53 PM
I love teefury!  If you miss a shirt I wouldn't worry about e-bay prices. They usually have their shirts on places like red bubble with shirt color choices available. A little more expensive than tee fury, but certainly less than what people are tying to get for them elsewhere. You can also find people in the forums that are willing to make trades for shirts etc.

I buy most of the HP themed ones and the Startrek ones as well. I really wish they had art for my other fandoms, but not so far.

how have I never seen teefury before>????? I am going through their archives and I have really missed out... I ordered todays and am hoping for another HP or two this week.... I looked on ebay to see if there are some of the old ones available and they are $30!  Insane!  So I vow to never miss out again! 

Hope everyone has a great HP week!  I am getting ready to travel down to Texas to see the movie and spend some time with friends... getting REALLY excited!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: TimetravelingArchaeologist on July 11, 2011 03:17:05 PM
There hasn't been a single thing in this gallery so far that I am not horribly jealous of!

Everyone here is amazingly talented! Lets keep these Potter themed swaps going forever!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 11, 2011 03:22:29 PM
Attention Transfiguration Students:  For any of you who are waiting for it, I will be updating status and giving feedback tonight right before bed.  If you've received, be sure to post pictures soon.  :D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: nycalison on July 11, 2011 04:21:01 PM
I must say...I am so proud to have been involved in this swap! I fell like it's going to be legendary! Everyone is so amazingly talented :D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Interrobam on July 11, 2011 07:52:26 PM
There are so many beautiful crafts in this swap! I think it's because, with this being the last Harry Potter movie, the nostalgia is turned up to eleven and everyone is pouring that into their work. (and/or because Harry Potter fans are just super talented by nature)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ashley053091 on July 11, 2011 08:25:20 PM
Those nosebleed nougats are so intriguing! Hope the recipe makes it to the hp recipe board!

So do I! They seem to have all magically disappeared at my house...


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Lilak Tygress on July 11, 2011 09:52:40 PM
So I had to make myself and my friend Casey matching Quidditch jackets.  I can't stop HP crafting!!!




I didn't have time to buy the Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw patches, so I painted them too.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Oodelally on July 11, 2011 09:55:40 PM
I gotta get me one of those jackets! they are awesome :D

Where does everyone buy there house patches??


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Lilak Tygress on July 11, 2011 09:57:01 PM
I just go to eBay.  They're usually $5-7 or so.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: craftyzooprgrl on July 11, 2011 10:51:59 PM
In case anyone misses this message on the regular thread...
Attention Ravenclaw students, and general Quidditch fans:  You may wish to check out today's teefury.com shirt.  http://www.teefury.com/


I bought it although I'm slightly bothered that it's an eagle and not a raven!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Oodelally on July 11, 2011 10:59:29 PM
I just go to eBay.  They're usually $5-7 or so.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on July 11, 2011 11:20:48 PM
AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

can I throw up now?  the swap anxiety has REALLY gotten to me now.  :-\  :-\  :-\  :-\  :-\  :-\  :-\

as you have all read in the discussion thread, I got a beat up box from my mailman today (well, yesterday now).  the good news is, EVERYTHING (else not including the trunk everything was in) survived!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  get your wisting/pinning fingers ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

first up, I should probably upload the pictures...  >_<

ok  pictures uploaded 30 minutes or so later.  :D

this is what the box looked like when my mailman set it on my countertop (it weighed 19 pounds.  I'm not allowed to lift more than 10 so he brought it in.  he's super nice):

yeah.  those [email protected][email protected]  >:(  >:(  >:(

Hagrid sent me some fun things.  a baby dragon I've named Nyx, a "book" called Dragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit, bottles of brandy and chicken blood (which leaked a tiny bit), and a little trunk full of mice to feed my little dragon:






from Ginny and Ron I got lots of goodies from Honeydukes (the first picture is the little box I received DAYS ago):



do the Starbucks Frappucino drinks come in 4 packs?  that's what the bottles look like to me...

a few odds and ends:




and Mrs. Weasley cleaned my socks and another item after the battle of Hogwarts, they got so dirty and all:

I NEED to make my legs thinner so I can wear these with short boots and other shoes (my legs embarrass me.  I need to lose weight).

this is the other thing she cleaned for me and the BEST thing in my package.  actually, best item EVAR!!!

seriously?!?!?!  SERIOUSLY?!?!?!  MY OWN ROBES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I can't freaking believe it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  this thing puts my sewing skills to shame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  but I worked really hard on that thing...ANYWAY!  lol.  oops.  slight giveaway...

and lastly, what I wound up with after emptying the trunk:

 >:( :'( >:( :'( >:( :'( >:( :'( >:( :'( >:( :'( >:( :'( >:( :'(

I was seriously spoiled rotten!!!  THANK YOU SO MUCH SARABUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: sarabunny on July 11, 2011 11:31:22 PM
Aw, I am seriously so bummed about the trunk! It was a kind of last minute addition, but I thought it was cool :'( Oh well...

And a bit of explanation about the Wizard's Tang - that was my first attempt at the "brandy" for your dragon. As you can see, it came out looking like Tang. My husband suggested I label it Wizard's Tang and send it anyway. So I did, because it was so silly.

And yes, those are Frappucino bottles. I have a bit of a coffee habit so I buy them in four packs from Costco :D

*EDIT* This is what the trunk looked like before I sent it:



Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on July 11, 2011 11:45:30 PM
yeah.  someone at the PO didn't want me to have it I guess.  :'(  and it really was cool.  I love things like that.  so I'm thrilled about the little one for the mice.  ;D  it actually looks like a short version of one that I have for some jewelry!  lol

ah.  I remember you mentioning something to that effect.  lol.  I like it.  it's cool.  and I love bottles.  do you have a spy camera in my house?!?!  ;)

ha ha!  I know my bottled coffee drinks.  ;D  I used to drink those religiously.

and thank you for posting that before picture.  mine wouldn't have done any justice since it was so bashed up.  :(

my robes are hanging up on the back of my bedroom door.  I can't stop staring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I can't wait to wear them out!  maybe I'll see what my friend from work is up to and see if she wants to go to the movies with me.  wonder how jealous she'll be...  :D  ;D

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ZombriNation on July 11, 2011 11:48:05 PM
super jealous!!
I love the idea of using the Starbucks bottles again!!
I normally just take mine to the recycling center, now I might do something even better with them!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: TimetravelingArchaeologist on July 12, 2011 02:03:22 AM
The robes are amazing!!!! I really need a set of those lol.

And the candy in the bottles was a brilliant idea. I will have to steal that for future use.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Interrobam on July 12, 2011 08:20:32 AM
So much deliciousness! Sucks about the trunk though, there must have been a Deatheater postal worker handling it at some point.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 12, 2011 10:21:10 AM
This was the best HP gallery I've ever seen!  So much amazing stuff!

I will say that I love the Always pillow, Potter Trivia and ofcourse the Quidditch jackets - those are awesome!!

Great idea on re-using the coffee bottles - so cute!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Lrigrem on July 12, 2011 10:47:28 AM
Just a heads up, the HP DH2 Soundtrack/Score MP3/electronic version is available for 7 bucks via Amazon. 
http://www.amazon.com/Harry-Potter-Deathly-Hallows-Soundtrack/dp/B005AC474I/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310414445&sr=301-1
(Re-posted from original thread.)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: eeyore_witch on July 12, 2011 01:00:15 PM
I got my package from Interrobam today and I`m so happy with everything.

Here`s everything together...

You can see the muggle snacks (I love chips and chip like food), the vial of Droobles Best Chewing Gum and 4 home made Tea Bags.

Here`s a close up of the little chocolate frog box and a few of the cards...


Here is all the cards front...


and here`s the back...

I love roller derby and love how she made very roller derby names and profiles for the players.

Here`s the reversible cuff bracelet...

The other side shows me on the marauders map in the ravenclaws common room.` I love it...it`s a snug fit but it still fits and that`s hard to find for a chubby girl like me.

A Pygmy Puff....she`s an albino and has a cute blue bow.

She`s so cute...I`m thinking of calling her Penelope.

Last is the awesome purse.  I love purses and bags so this is right up my alley.  My boyfriend told me I can`t buy anymore but it doesn`t stop me from making or getting some in swaps.

It`s perfect because I got a new(and second) job where my cubby/locker is so small I don`t have much room to put anything.  I`m sure this bad will fit.

Thank you so much Interrobam for everything...I hope you like everything half as much as I love the stuff you made me.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Interrobam on July 12, 2011 01:16:42 PM
I'm so glad you liked everything! ;D I'm especially glad the cuff fit and that you liked the bag and the cards. As soon as I saw you liked derby I realized that Roller Derby + Quiddich = The Best Game Ever and that I had to do something with that.

Also Penelope is the best name for that puff.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: schultebunny on July 12, 2011 01:46:16 PM
I've received from billiemarie, but, due to moving, my camera, camera cord, and laptop are all in a box... somewhere. :'( and, due to an unfortunate accident during moving (I dropped my very heavy bed on my big toe- and broke my toe :'( where's Madam Pomfrey when you need her?) I'm not very mobile right now either.
(I'm being sneaky-sneaky and getting on Craftster at work. shame on me. ::))
I just wanted to say, though, that I LOVE everything she sent!
she made the most delicious cookies for me (now nearly half gone... so much for the diet I'm on! I just can't stop eating them!)
and she made a pair of wrist warmers that came straight off my wist! I love the knit lacy bit at the wrists- my favorite! and it's in my house colors!
and a pygmy puff, which has been absconded by my 9 week old kitten (who is just barely bigger than the Pygmy puff! it's stashed away somewhere, and will be rescued as soon as I see it again.
and she made me this most awesome robe/jacket-with the deathly hallows symbol on the front! I have been wearing it at work and it's so warm! I'll be taking it to the movie on Friday!

I just hope she likes her package as much as I LOVE mine!

Thank you so much billiemarie!

could you pretty please post pictures? I'm still frantically looking for my camera and cord and laptop... we just got internet up at home yesterday, so I'm excited!
Thank you! ;D ;D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: luckdragon on July 12, 2011 01:50:32 PM
Such a bummer about the trunk!  >:(  An amazing package anyway! Love the robes and the dragon (was that dragon crafted or purchased?  it's very cute!)

The quidditch jackets are fabulous!  I may need to have one of those on my list for the back to hogwarts swap!

Love the roller derby- quidditch player cards and the ravenclaw bag!

Everyone has been super creative this round!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on July 12, 2011 01:52:17 PM
She looks crafted to me. :)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: luckdragon on July 12, 2011 01:57:53 PM
Wow!!  Well done!!
She looks crafted to me. :)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: sarabunny on July 12, 2011 02:02:01 PM
Wow!!  Well done!!
She looks crafted to me. :)

Thanks! She is crafted - she's right off of Krafty_Karasu's wist, actually. :)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: luckdragon on July 12, 2011 02:16:12 PM
She will be on my wist later today!  ;)

Wow!!  Well done!!
She looks crafted to me. :)

Thanks! She is crafted - she's right off of Krafty_Karasu's wist, actually. :)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Lrigrem on July 12, 2011 02:55:40 PM
As soon as I saw you liked derby I realized that Roller Derby + Quiddich = The Best Game Ever and that I had to do something with that.

GENIUS.  As soon as I saw the cards, I had to read each, scroll back to look at the pic of the player, & repeat for each one.  Too freakin' cool!  (As another derby girl, I can say, DAMN girl, you did good! Loved the names!  Rita Beater!  Fantastic!)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Interrobam on July 12, 2011 04:56:04 PM
As soon as I saw you liked derby I realized that Roller Derby + Quiddich = The Best Game Ever and that I had to do something with that.

GENIUS.  As soon as I saw the cards, I had to read each, scroll back to look at the pic of the player, & repeat for each one.  Too freakin' cool!  (As another derby girl, I can say, DAMN girl, you did good! Loved the names!  Rita Beater!  Fantastic!)

Thanks! I don't know much about derby past the movie Whip It, so I'm glad I've gotten official derby girl approval.  ;D

If you're interested, here are the actual images I printed to make the cards:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=468880)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=468879)

(the descriptions are on the opposite side of the pictures they match for printing reasons)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: sdelnegro514 on July 12, 2011 05:14:04 PM
I received from Lrigrem yesterday, and have been working on getting the pictures up all afternoon
and neither Craftster or Photobucket is letting me upload the pictures.  I'll keep trying and get
them up asap.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Calabaza on July 12, 2011 05:14:33 PM
Ha ha! I love that Rita Skeeter has tried and failed to make "Rita Beater" stop using that awesome name! Too great, Interrobam!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: sdelnegro514 on July 12, 2011 08:20:59 PM
I finally think I've got the pictures to work so I can post the awesome stuff I received from
Lrigrem!

A ton of candy: homemade Ice Mice and Peppermint Toads, along with wrapped candy/snacks
(more Peppermint Toads, Chocolate Frogs, Leprachaun's Gold, and Skiving Snackboxes).




A super cool Monster Book of Monsters (filled with even more candy and snacks: Bertie Botts
Every Flavor Beans, a box of Lemonheads, and Dried Gillyweed (a seaweed snack)), and Lrigrem
was kind enough to provide some bandaids incase of any bites from the book.




A set of Golden Snitch earrings & necklace, and a Hallows symbol necklace.  I wore the earrings
and Hallows necklace to the NY premiere/movie screening last night.



Also, Lrigrem sent gummy spiders, gummy penguins (I love penguins!), and a container of glow
bracelets!



Thanks again soooo much Lrigrem!  I love everything!!


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Post by: Lilak Tygress on July 12, 2011 09:47:54 PM
Got my package!!  It may be a bit pic obese.

First, an adorable delicate feather snitch!


A Gryffindor keychain:


Awesome Alohamora hoop!!


A wand from Ollivanders!!



Vanilla Pretzel Wands


(Peanut Butter) Fever Fudge!!



And how clever is she?  A Guess Who game!  How fun!! It's SOOOOO cute!






And if all that wasn't enough, the Quibbler sent me 3D Luna glasses!!


And an Occulus Reparo spell with them in case they get damaged! Lol.


Far more than I ever expected.  Totally awesome!!!


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Post by: Krafty_Karasu on July 12, 2011 10:13:17 PM
Wow!!  Well done!!
She looks crafted to me. :)

Thanks! She is crafted - she's right off of Krafty_Karasu's wist, actually. :)

well isn't that interesting.  I signed into my wist, and I couldn't see anything.  but if I search my wist or am just not signed in I can see my wist...hmmm...

anyway, she was based on this one: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=282578.msg3201612#msg3201612  ;D  I like how mine has scaly skin rather than smooth.


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Post by: Nyxika on July 12, 2011 10:50:41 PM
Lovin' the 3d Luna glasses! And the wand box -- I could never figure out how to make those. Paper & me do not see eye-to-eye.

So much amazing craftiness all 'round.


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Post by: Oodelally on July 12, 2011 10:53:34 PM
LOVING the guess who game :D Now I want to make one for myself! ;)


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Post by: Interrobam on July 13, 2011 07:40:20 AM
Lrigrem, where did you get those gummy penguins? They are so cute!


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Post by: Lrigrem on July 13, 2011 08:37:04 AM
Lrigrem, where did you get those gummy penguins? They are so cute!
The Gummy Penguins are from Trader Joes.  It's a sort-of-specialty grocery store that's pretty common out here in CA, but I know they have locations randomly across the US.  If you ever come across one, it's worth a trip inside, they have all kinds of neat stuff.

And to sdelnegro: the wrapped (red & gold wrappers) frogs & toads were handmade as well.  I was super stoked to find the red & gold candy wrappers - they JUST FIT the little toads/frogs & looked so cute!  I have a ton of wrapper left over & plan on making some more of the little chocolates & handing them out at the movie.  :) 
(Thanks for getting me into chocolate making, btw.  I've never done it before, and now I'm addicted!  I bought a bunch of extra molds when I got the mice & frogs - I plan on making mustache pops later! LOL!)


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Post by: birdak on July 13, 2011 08:57:33 AM
Holy crap everything is so awesome. Words cannot describe how great everything is.
I might just copy the idea of sitting down and doing a one by one favourite count.


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Post by: saylo on July 13, 2011 12:00:51 PM
I got the package from Indie Child last week. I'm sorry I haven't posted pictures before.

She made me a Slytherin hat and a scarf:


A pet bat (since the customs don't allow owls into Europe...)


And sweets! Cockroach clusters and licorice wands. :)


Thank you so much, I've really been spoiled! I'll have to wait until next week or so to see the film though, since I still have a bad cold and a fever. I hope you got the package in time for the film, I went to the post office as soon as I was well enough to stand up...


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Post by: sarabunny on July 13, 2011 12:02:47 PM
I received today!! My camera's batteries died right as I went to take my first picture, but a quick walk to the corner store and I was ready to go again. Here it is!



First up is this awesome Ravenclaw bag. Krafty_Karasu said she doesn't sew very much, but you can't tell that from looking at the bag. I love it!



Then, the wearables. The cuff bracelet went on straight out of the box and will not be coming off again today. There's also a matching necklace and two hair clips. I love hair things! The snitch necklace is one of the things I secretly really really wanted. How did she know?





For the snacks, I got Strawberry wands, Green Apple wands, and Every Flavor Beans! I'm glad I didn't get these any earlier - they would definitely have been gone before tomorrow...

The activity is a book of Harry Potter related word searches and nail polish in Ravenclaw colors. The best part? It all fits perfectly inside the bag.




Thanks for a great swap! I can't wait to see the movie tomorrow night! :D


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Post by: sdelnegro514 on July 13, 2011 01:33:49 PM
And to sdelnegro: the wrapped (red & gold wrappers) frogs & toads were handmade as well.  I was super stoked to find the red & gold candy wrappers - they JUST FIT the little toads/frogs & looked so cute!  I have a ton of wrapper left over & plan on making some more of the little chocolates & handing them out at the movie.  :) 
(Thanks for getting me into chocolate making, btw.  I've never done it before, and now I'm addicted!  I bought a bunch of extra molds when I got the mice & frogs - I plan on making mustache pops later! LOL!)
Ooh, I didn't know those were homemade too!  I tried one of the ice mice, and they are awesome!
I've been trying to hold off on eating them until tomorrow night.   ;)  And I've wanted to try chocolate making ('cause of chocolate frogs), so know I've got the perfect excuse.   :D

A couple of pictures from the NY premiere:
Rupert and Emma signing my book:



Matthew Lewis stopped signing a few people ahead of me, Daniel Radcliffe started a few people
away from me in the opposite direction, and Tom Felton and Alan Rickman didn't sign near the
section I was in.  But it was still super awesome!!!


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Post by: wickedfae on July 13, 2011 03:29:51 PM
alright, so here's some pictures of what I made schultebunny!

okay, so only the pygmy puff is my own picture, I didn't think to snap a shot of anything else, but I have pictures of the original patterns :)

so here is the pygmy puff (which my nephew called Wendell, though schultebunny is more than welcome to rename him!):


and the wrist-cuffs (I omitted the buttons when I made them, but otherwise they are identical):


McGonagall's favorite ginger newts:


and the robe (the one I made has long sleeves and a deathly hallows patch instead of Hogwarts Crest):


sorry for the lack of my own pictures, I'm not extraordinarily gifted with foresight (perhaps this is the reason why Divination is my least favorite class) but I'm glad schultebunny likes her package. I'm sure I'll love what she sends me!


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Post by: Witchhippie on July 13, 2011 04:34:57 PM
I love the monster book/box. You got a great package!!


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Post by: Lilak Tygress on July 13, 2011 05:09:36 PM
Aaaaand those ruffly arm warmers are WISTED!! Very cute!


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Post by: oodleboodle on July 13, 2011 06:00:14 PM
got my box today and will post pics a little later tonight have to do somethings around the house first


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 13, 2011 06:07:12 PM
billiemarie, you should share the Ginger Newts recipe on the Harry Potter Recipes thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=385568.0).  :D 


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Post by: Audania1 on July 13, 2011 06:58:05 PM

Where can I find mice and frog molds? I stinkin' looked everywhere, but NOOOOOOOOO! No such luck.


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Post by: bobbinalong on July 13, 2011 07:38:31 PM

Everyone has done such a bang-up job.  Everything looks so totally awesome. You know what else I'd like to see?  Waiting in line action shots! (are those allowed?  ;D)


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Post by: Icekibby on July 13, 2011 08:00:11 PM

Where can I find mice and frog molds? I stinkin' looked everywhere, but NOOOOOOOOO! No such luck.

I found frog molds on eBay. Just do a search there for both separately and I'm sure you'll find them, maybe even from the same vendor.


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 13, 2011 08:22:58 PM

Where can I find mice and frog molds? I stinkin' looked everywhere, but NOOOOOOOOO! No such luck.

Found tons of molds on eBay.  I bought frogs, mice, bon bons and lions all from the same vendor last year.  :D


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Post by: TimetravelingArchaeologist on July 13, 2011 08:32:34 PM
My fav places for molds are;

http://www.candylandcrafts.com/Catalog/

http://www.candymoldcentral.com/Scripts/default.asp

http://www.confectioneryhouse.com/molds

Amazon also is a good place to look. Thats where I order most of mine.


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Post by: dinkime on July 13, 2011 08:35:31 PM
i have frog molds from hobby lobby -- there are also bugs on it, lol -- however, they are more "cartoony" than your typical chocolate frog...i want a SKULL mold!


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Post by: rorriM_esoR on July 13, 2011 09:01:47 PM
I got my frog molds from Amazon, I think they were somewhere around $3. The bloody shipping cost more than the three molds I bought.


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Post by: TimetravelingArchaeologist on July 13, 2011 09:09:22 PM
Keep an eye out at the dollar store for seasonal shaped silicone ice cube tray molds. I have several awesome over from Dollar tree and Ikea that I have collected this past year. Halloween/Fall one are usually the best. I have Skull molds and Pumpkin molds that are pretty awesome from there.


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Post by: Krafty_Karasu on July 13, 2011 09:43:47 PM
I received today!! My camera's batteries died right as I went to take my first picture, but a quick walk to the corner store and I was ready to go again. Here it is!

First up is this awesome Ravenclaw bag. Krafty_Karasu said she doesn't sew very much, but you can't tell that from looking at the bag. I love it!

Then, the wearables. The cuff bracelet went on straight out of the box and will not be coming off again today. There's also a matching necklace and two hair clips. I love hair things! The snitch necklace is one of the things I secretly really really wanted. How did she know?

For the snacks, I got Strawberry wands, Green Apple wands, and Every Flavor Beans! I'm glad I didn't get these any earlier - they would definitely have been gone before tomorrow...

The activity is a book of Harry Potter related word searches and nail polish in Ravenclaw colors. The best part? It all fits perfectly inside the bag.

Thanks for a great swap! I can't wait to see the movie tomorrow night! :D

sarabunny, you are the first person to receive a LINED bag from me.  lol.  linings always made me a bit nervous, but it was necessary for your bag so I just had to suck it up.

I was of course worried the bracelet wouldn't fit, but I'm so thrilled to see that it did.  I need to buy some more of those faceted blue glass beads (and more in red) so I can make myself similar ones to go with a shirt I have.  I'm just too busy making stuff for other people.  lol.  I had a neat idea to make the necklace adjustable so it can be worn at any length.  I'd been wanting to make a ribbon necklace like that.  I was bummed when I thought I needed to go out and buy blue ribbon, but then I got a clue and realized that silver would be better, plus I had it on hand.  :P  between that and the hair clips, I think you can see where most of my talent lies.  ;)  and I knew you liked Snitches, and I just happened to get my order from Tiny Things Are Cute (http://www.tinythingsarecute.com/) a couple of days before I sent, so I thought I'd throw in a little extra and make a Snitch necklace.  :)

I laughed when I found Every Flavour Beans in my package.  lol.  were the ones you sent me actual EFB?  I've never had some of those flavors and they are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!  I have to go to the website and find out what those flavors are called.

I'm so happy you liked everything.  and I'm still in shock over my package.

THANK YOU AGAIN AND YOU'RE WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D  ;D  ;D


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Post by: oodleboodle on July 13, 2011 10:13:49 PM
So it took me a little longer to get around to posting these pics sorry. me and my mom are getting ready for a busy week. my mom's boyfriend is moving in with us from boston.. sorry off topic just needed to say that because having a hard time to do

so with out further distractions my awesome package from edwards1


For my edibles she sent me chocolate frogs (which unfortuantley with the hundred degree texas weather melt)
there is a butterbeer, chocolate, white chocolate flavors and one more but i was unable to read it



and bertie botts every flavored beans!! and i have been good and only ate one!




she sent me a pumpkin juice bottle and a recipe to make my own! cant wait to try it out



my radish earrings which are in my ears now!! and will be when i go to work tomorrow



and now for my two favorite items!!!!

my weasley is my king bag LOVE it!!!!!!  ;D



and last but not least a pygmy puff!! from the wwohp he is so cute!!! my mom just laughed at me.



with the help of a friend i have decided to name him fergus which is a celtic name meaning of manly strength which she pointe out he needed to have being he is pink lol

THANK YOU SO MUCH EDWARDS1!!!!!! I LOVE EVERYTHING!!!!   and the bag and fergus are going with me to work tomorrow/today


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: sarabunny on July 13, 2011 10:19:06 PM
Wow, I am even more impressed with my bag now! It's funny because I'd just barely told my husband that I need a new bag, and then I got one today. I'll probably end up using it for every day things after tomorrow. :)

You have no idea how excited the jewelry made me. :D I wore the bracelet and snitch necklace today and got several compliments. I am totally planning on painting my nails tomorrow, too.

Oh, and all of your candy comes from a specialty shop here in Salt Lake. The beans aren't official Every Flavor Beans, but they are a custom blend. The shop has a jelly belly "bar" and you just fill your bag with the flavors you want. Yours has traditional flavors, but I also threw in some like pomegranate and acai berry. They're my favorites!


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Post by: Nyxika on July 13, 2011 10:21:11 PM
Ahh such a cute little Pygmy puff!! And those "potions" are a fabulous idea!


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Post by: oodleboodle on July 13, 2011 10:24:47 PM
Ahh such a cute little Pygmy puff!! And those "potions" are a fabulous idea!
i know i caught myself thinking i would have never thought of that


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: sarabunny on July 13, 2011 10:25:01 PM
Those potions made me laugh and I seriously love that bag!

Unrelated, but is that Timothy Omundson holding your Lassiter plushie in your icon, Noxika?!


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Post by: Nyxika on July 13, 2011 10:45:41 PM
Unrelated, but is that Timothy Omundson holding your Lassiter plushie in your icon, Noxika?!

YES! A friend bought a set of Lassiter & Shawn plushies from me and then the other night she went to the premiere of Tim's new movie 25 Hill and took the plushie I made to show him...and him and his wife freaked out (in a good way) over it so much my friend ended up giving the plush to him ....and now wants me to make her another one to keep plush!Shawn company again.  :D :D

eta; there are more pics http://noxika.deviantart.com/journal/42172743/ if you're interested. His face when he saw the plush is *priceless* -- pretty much made my life. ^_^

/end of non-hp talk! lol.


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Post by: Krafty_Karasu on July 13, 2011 11:22:07 PM
Wow, I am even more impressed with my bag now! It's funny because I'd just barely told my husband that I need a new bag, and then I got one today. I'll probably end up using it for every day things after tomorrow. :)

You have no idea how excited the jewelry made me. :D I wore the bracelet and snitch necklace today and got several compliments. I am totally planning on painting my nails tomorrow, too.

Oh, and all of your candy comes from a specialty shop here in Salt Lake. The beans aren't official Every Flavor Beans, but they are a custom blend. The shop has a jelly belly "bar" and you just fill your bag with the flavors you want. Yours has traditional flavors, but I also threw in some like pomegranate and acai berry. They're my favorites!

I'm still intimidated by zippers though.  ;)  I'm slowly working towards putting those in.  ;)

I wish I could find gold nail polish.  then I'd do mine too.  :D  and I'm so happy the jewelry made you so happy.  :)

we have one of those too!!!  about 90 minutes from here, but still!!!  lol.  that has to be what I'm tasting!!!!  HOW DID YOU KNOW I LOVE POMEGRANATE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!  lol.  I really do!  there's one I definitely don't recognize.  I haven't found any at the top yet, they seem to have all fallen towards the bottom of the bottle.  it's a pale green looking one.  and there was another that is white with colored spots.  I don't recognize it either, but I love it.  ;D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: schultebunny on July 14, 2011 07:02:27 AM
alright, so here's some pictures of what I made schultebunny!

okay, so only the pygmy puff is my own picture, I didn't think to snap a shot of anything else, but I have pictures of the original patterns :)

so here is the pygmy puff (which my nephew called Wendell, though schultebunny is more than welcome to rename him!):

and the wrist-cuffs (I omitted the buttons when I made them, but otherwise they are identical):

McGonagall's favorite ginger newts:

and the robe (the one I made has long sleeves and a deathly hallows patch instead of Hogwarts Crest):

sorry for the lack of my own pictures, I'm not extraordinarily gifted with foresight (perhaps this is the reason why Divination is my least favorite class) but I'm glad schultebunny likes her package. I'm sure I'll love what she sends me!

I love that name! I was thinking about what I should name him (I finally rescued him from the depths of under-my-bed and from my kitten. she's not happy that I took her favorite toy! but Wendell is totally going with me to the movie tomorrow!)

my co-worker wants me to make her some wrist warmers now! I can't wait to wear these to the theater!

and sadly, the ginger newts are down to the last little baggie... I couldn't keep my hands out of them! (or my stomach away from them!)
yes, please post the recipe, I need to make more to take with me! ;D

and guys, the robe is way more epic than the one in that picture! and it has long sleeves, so it's going to be my going-to-the-movies robe, if I don't forget it at work! it's always cold in the office, and it's perfect to wear here! ;D


and now I really hope that my treats don't melt like poor oodleboodle's... I packed mine in an insulated bag with some ice packs.. *nervous!!* but with this Texas heat, who knows what could happen! :(


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Post by: AugustBell on July 14, 2011 09:16:40 AM
Ok, that Harry Potter Guess Who game is soooo fun and awesome!! My husband wants to make one now!  Those ruffled wrist warmers are really cool too!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: wickedfae on July 14, 2011 10:54:35 AM
Never fear, schutlebunny, the treats are safe and sound! the package got here earlier this morning and I got pictures and put everything in the fridge for later tonight :) and talk about getting spoiled! the cast of HP Glee (whom I will be sharing these goodies with) thanks you very much, schutlebunny!

group shot, before unwrapping (and I love the tissue paper it was all wrapped in ^-^):


the edibles:
chocolate frogs


fudge flies


pumpkin juice mix


edible dark mark mints


ice mice


Dumbledore's lemon drops


Game/Toy/Accesory:
schuttlebunny crocheted me a PYGMY PUFF!!!! I have named this cute little ball of green fluff Emerson


Wearable- crocheted fingerless mitts!


right now I am wearing the mitts and drinking some chilled pumpkin juice! it's soo yummy and the mitts are so warm! they fit perfectly! thank you so much schuttlebunny!

I've also got some action shots of the mitts (and Emerson) in my FB album here (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2102830924141.2116403.1046519097) if you all want to check it out


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Post by: schultebunny on July 14, 2011 11:52:40 AM
yay! the mitts fit! I was so worried about that... the pattern said "one size fits most" but I think that the pattern was for a small...
yay! everything made it >not< melted! *huge sigh of relief!*
and now that I'm past the swap "will-she-like-this" stress, I realize that I forgot to add one tiny detail to Emerson... so I tell you beware... he will leave pellets behind if handled too much... usually I make sure to train them before sending to not do that... but with everything going on, I forgot.  :( I'm sorry!

I hope that everyone enjoys the treats! (I certainly enjoyed eating the mess-ups) ;D


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Post by: Lrigrem on July 14, 2011 11:58:14 AM
so I tell you beware... he will leave pellets behind if handled too much... usually I make sure to train them before sending to not do that... but with everything going on, I forgot.  :( I'm sorry!
BWA HAHAHAHHA!!!  That is perhaps the best 'error' ever made!  I love it!


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Post by: TimetravelingArchaeologist on July 14, 2011 12:14:12 PM
he will leave pellets behind if handled too much... usually I make sure to train them before sending to not do that... but with everything going on, I forgot.  :( I'm sorry!

LMAO!  Sounds like a pet Hagrid would give someone.
Quick, take him to the Magical Vet!


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Post by: wickedfae on July 14, 2011 12:20:53 PM
I couldn't wait til midnight, so I've decided to sample one of the dark mark mints. they are so delicious!

so I tell you beware... he will leave pellets behind if handled too much... usually I make sure to train them before sending to not do that... but with everything going on, I forgot.  :( I'm sorry!

lol it's fine :) it adds personality ;) and I agree with Irigrem, best 'error' ever!


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Post by: ZombriNation on July 14, 2011 01:05:43 PM
Bought stuff to make Butterbeer before going to the theater at ten! Super excited!

AHh!!! That green Pygmy puff is so freaking cute!!!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Audania1 on July 14, 2011 01:27:06 PM
Thanks everyone for the tips on all of the places you've gotten your molds from! I will definitely check my dollar store too - never EVER thought to look for molds there!

Ok, I love those fingerless gloves and Emerson is just too adorable. LOL on his potty training accidents! Sounds like he might be part springer spaniel.... ;)


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Post by: PirateColey on July 14, 2011 03:16:20 PM
I love all of the pygmy puffs this round- I've never seen so many in one place!! And chocolate frogs- yum!! I love that we've got a thread going to all the Potter recipes, because everyone is sending such awesome edibles!

Happy Potter Day!! I hope everyone has a great time tonight (or whenever you go to the film)!! I've got all five costumes finished, and even had time to put together wands, treat bags, and other accessories. I'm VERY geeked!!


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Post by: mpemporium on July 14, 2011 03:37:34 PM
I received a lovely big box from KatMonstah, filled with lots of goodies ;D



In the purple boxes there are Cockroach Clusters, Pink Coconut Ice and Crystalised Pinapple Pieces, and they are all scrumptious! :D (I have been eating lots)



There was also a Death Eater mask, some temporary tattoos and a slytherin bracelet! :D I have wanted some of those tattoos for ages, so they will be very useful, as will the mask.



Thank you so much for my awesome parcel ;D :D ;D


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Post by: Abbeeroad on July 14, 2011 03:46:11 PM
Wow I love the guess who game and all the ravenclaw goodies! And premiere pics? Awesome. Enjoy the show all those going tonight!!


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Post by: rorriM_esoR on July 14, 2011 05:50:20 PM
I love that guess who game, I've seen it somewhere before I just don't remember where.  It reminded me that it is on my list of Potter crafts to do. 


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Foxy Sam on July 14, 2011 09:04:14 PM
I have just recieved the most awesome package from Craftzooprgrl...so here are the amazing things she has made...

Here is Rupert my visiting LV opening the parcel to find the goodies within


YUM strawberry shoe laces otherwise known as candied dragon heartstrings


Monster Book of Monsters food, good job this was in here, it was great for calming him down when I first opened up the parcel...


Brilliant Monster Book of Monsters and his snacks, lucky they were there immediately for him as he was ravenous...and helped me to become his best friend straight away...he is so beautifully soft and gorgeous I LOVE him!


Monster Book of Monsters!...Beware he may bite! Though not me, cause we have made friends already...


RAAAAA! lol...absolutely totally and utterly brilliant! I love him so much I can't stop stroking him he is so soft!



Dobby's sock necklace! I love Dobby and his delightful socks!


Dobby's sock back...awww...Dobby is FREE!


A Dobby sock for my Doggy...


Here is my dear Doggy wear his dear Dobby sock...he said "I miss Dobby"



OMG!  Wait for it...wait for it...Yes, here he is the most amazing knitted Hagrid ever...HAGRID!


Sorry some of his photos are a bit blurry, I was finding it hard to stop jumping up and down and stand still...


He even has a pink umbrella pin too...brilliant!


He is so incredibly amazing...look here is his back...


A close-up of the most delightful Hagrid!


Side-shot of Hagrid...can you tell I am in love...hehehe...lol


Monster Book of Monsters, Hagrid and Rupert, now the best of friends...


A cool trader joes bag for me to use to do the shopping


Steph, Thank you so so so Much, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything, you are a legend!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: sarabunny on July 14, 2011 09:08:55 PM
Eeeeeee! Hagrid's got a pink umbrella! I love it  :D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Nyxika on July 14, 2011 09:14:16 PM
 :o :o HAGRID!! Amazing!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Oodelally on July 14, 2011 09:15:42 PM
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Noxika for the BEST swap package EVER! This is my first swap, and as they say, the bar has been set high :D We agreed to spoil each other, hence the ginormous package I received :)

Sorry this post is giant, but it totally needs it! Each item came with a personalised message from a character...I've kept all the little tags :) Noxika addressed practically every thing I mentioned in my questionnaire, and then also gave me some surprises from my Pinterest.

To start with, I opened my giant box to this exciting sight...


There was much squeeeing and squealing throughout the 45 minutes it took me to open and treasure each precious thing Noxika made for me.

My favourite part of DH pt 2 was the story of the Deathly Hallows, and look what the first thing I opened was...


But wait, there's so much more!!!

The inside contains the whole story of the Deathly Hallows! I can't wait to read this to my kids one day :) This is my husbands favourite item of the swap as the DH animation is his favourite part of the series.

The next thing I opened was from my fave teacher Remus Lupin...

The Grindylow that sat in the corner of his office when Harry first went in there :D On the top it says "MoM Classification XX" So much attention to detail and thought has gone into everything.


Next was my awesome SNITCH necklace (just what I asked for :P ) from Harry. It opens up so I can put some secrets inside :D

I'm wearing it right now :)

Then from Xenophelius Lovegood something to identify me to other believers...

A Deathly Hallows Ring! How unique :D

And from Professor Slughorn, a vial of felix felicis as a charm so I can carry it around with me everywhere :D


From Dumbledore I received the most BEAUTIFUL hand made journal. It is so soft to touch! I LOVE it!

And on the inside my favourite quote...


From Hagrid, so I'll never lose my way...

an awesome wood-burned sign for The Leaky Cauldron! It's already hanging on my kitchen wall :D

From Ron to keep me occupied on the Hogwarts Express, an AMAZING bag of treats :D The bag alone is super! Yet alone the yummy smells that came out of it when I opened it :D


I got Ton-Tongue Toffee, A Chocolate Cauldron, Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans, Drooble's Best Blowing Gum and Blood Flavoured Lollipops. Check out the labels! Aren't they spectacular :D

This next thing I think I actually shrieked when I opened it. Something from my Pinterest! You know how you put things on your Pinterest and think that no-one could ever make that for you, but it's nice to look at.....well look what I got!

From Professor McGonagall an ABC's of Harry Potter tote! (It's black in real life, the photo is a bit off). Doesn't it ROCK!

And for mine (and apparently Neville's too) favourite magical creature...

A baby Mandrake! This thing is so tiny and petite! The bottom of the base is about 1.5 inches!

From Hermione, a GIANT wish granted, a BEAUTIFUL Gryffindor Scarf! It's so perfect and the Best! I'm wearing it today (gotta love that it's winter in Australia). It's so long! Put's my crochet scarf for Noxika to shame  :-\


Well, you know how I squeeed and squealed for everything....this next item made me speechless....Let me show you, my very own WAND!!!


It's from Ollivanders, coz that's where the best wands come from... It's Rosewood, 11.25 inches, Mandrake Root Core. This wand is springy, willing and practical. It exceeds in protective spells.

Last but not least, in fact, last but BEST!!!!
HERMIONE!!!

Her fingers move so she can hold her wand and her very own copy of Hogwarts: A History!

Look at her beautiful face :D

She is actually really big! I give her gentle cuddles and I get the biggest smile on my face when I see her :) I haven't had a doll since I was a girl and I have to tell you, I don't remember loving a doll so much.

And coz I have to....here is a pic of me wearing my scarf (so you can see how long it is!) and holding my wand! (My wand!)


This was like Christmas and my Birthday all at once! THANK YOU SO MUCH Noxika You are such an amazing, talented and sweet Craftster! I'm so glad I had you as a partner and that now we are friends :D :D :D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: sarabunny on July 14, 2011 09:36:11 PM
So many awesome packages! Noxika, that's amazing!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: amor_fati on July 15, 2011 02:42:45 AM
We just got back from the premier and it was an amazing experience.
I cried several times (thank you so much Jennie for the kleenex, it came in handy).  I put all my gear in my bag Jennie made, I wore a scarf from another swap, a harry potter clay necklace from a seller on etsy, my charm bracelet, my dragon tears earrings.  I got to spend the night with my daughter and boyfriend and had a beautiful time.
I hope you all had as much fun! <3


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Nyxika on July 15, 2011 04:23:48 AM
 :D :D So glad you like everything -- and the scarf looks great on you Oodelally!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: sarabunny on July 15, 2011 08:10:16 AM
I laughed, I cried, I ate licorice wands - the premiere was awesome! I'm all nostalgic, though. When's the next HP swap?  :D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: TimetravelingArchaeologist on July 15, 2011 08:36:22 AM
I laughed, I cried, I ate licorice wands - the premiere was awesome! I'm all nostalgic, though. When's the next HP swap?  :D

LOL! I'm not ready to admit that it's the last one. So I'm going back to see it in 3DIMAX this evening.


I should be getting my package, which magically appeared at my post office this morning, sometime today hopefully. Fingers crossed!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Lilak Tygress on July 15, 2011 09:40:15 AM
Oh my Rowling! Noxika, you did an amazing job!!  What a super-spoiled partner!! 


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: luckdragon on July 15, 2011 09:52:29 AM
That is a great package from Noxika!  I LOVE the Hermoine doll (I have been admiring Noxika's dolls - esp the Psych ones!)

MY TURN!!

I received my fantabulous package from pinkleo yesterday, just in time for opening night!

First up, the treats!

Mrs. Weasley's lentil soup mix (looks yummers!), Dumbledore's lemon drops, Luna's snack mix, and Broomsticks Beer bread mix!


The accessories:

A super cute pair of potion earrings (wore these last night):


My game!  A great deck of Ravenclaw/dragon cards and a booklet full of solitaire card games!  They look really fun!




The wearables:
For me, a sparkly, celtic Deathly Hallows t-shirt:


For my daughter, a Pygmy Puffs t-shirt (the shirt is actually white - not sure why it looks yellow in the photo):


and, the most amazing part...a Luna Lovegood sweater for my daughter!


We wore the t-shirts to the midnight show last night!  We're going again on Monday, so dd will likely wear the luna sweater then.

Thanks so much for being my partner, pinkleo!  Everything is perfect!!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: GoldenSunshine on July 15, 2011 10:55:17 AM
Solitaire games! Could you give me the names of the card games? I looove playing Solitaire, and I recently received braille cards so I want to try something new with them!  ;D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on July 15, 2011 11:32:14 AM
Noxika, my mind just got permanent damage from looking at the things you made... Oodelally, how can you deal with the awesomeness?

And aaah, that Hagrid doll is beyond words! I want to cuddle him!

Love the Celtic Deathly Hallows, and the Potion Earrings.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: PirateColey on July 15, 2011 12:31:04 PM
Love love LOVE the Celtic know DH symbol! How clever!

I laughed, I cried, I ate licorice wands - the premiere was awesome! I'm all nostalgic, though. When's the next HP swap?  :D

That pretty much summed up my night too! We spent 4+ hours in line, made new friends, ate an ungodly amount of Potter food... And balled our eyes out. I was a little miffed over Voldy turning in to confetti when he died... but other wise, think they did a MARVELOUS job. This might be my favorite film of the franchisee. I can't wait to see it again Tuesday with sheepBlue.  ;D

Here's me on my way to the premiere. LOVE the yellow eye make-up I received in this swap. It looked awesome (even if it's a semi-crappy pic).

Seeing everyone elses costumes at the theater gave me lots of new ideas. I'm ready for another swap!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: schultebunny on July 15, 2011 12:38:23 PM
I was a little miffed over Voldy turning in to confetti when he died... but other wise, think they did a MARVELOUS job.

 :oSPOILERS! Aw, man! now I know what happens at the end... :'( I mean, I've read the books, but I didn't want to know how they did everything...
I'm still excited though! ;) I can't wait to see the end of the movie!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: TimetravelingArchaeologist on July 15, 2011 12:39:31 PM
I was a little miffed over Voldy turning in to confetti when he died... but other wise, think they did a MARVELOUS job. This might be my favorite film of the franchisee. I can't wait to see it again Tuesday with sheepBlue.  ;D

LOL I felt that same way! But we discussed it in the car on the way home and we've come to the conclusion it might have been best with nothing left to take care of. Harry might have had the respect to bury him, but can you imagine how vandalized that grave site would be and how often? lol

Also I have received my package. It's amazing :) I'll post pictures after I get home from seeing the movie again tonight.
Anyone see the 3D? Good effects?


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Interrobam on July 15, 2011 12:47:48 PM
That ABC's bag is amazing! Was it handpainted?

@PirateColey You look super in that photo  ;D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: sarabunny on July 15, 2011 12:50:27 PM
Seeing everyone elses costumes at the theater gave me lots of new ideas. I'm ready for another swap!!

There was a group at my theater dressed as Hogwarts. The guy dressed as the astronomy tower had a dark mark dangling from his hat! It was awesome!

At my theater, you choose your seats when you buy your tickets so I didn't have to wait in line. I still showed up an hour early to people watch.

Anyone see the 3D? Good effects?

I saw it in 3D. The final battle was pretty cool in 3D, but I was glad I had my 2D glasses. It was a bit overwhelming at times.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Lrigrem on July 15, 2011 02:29:18 PM
I honestly thought the coolest part in 3D was all the little stuff: the fog & mist swirling, the ashes falling; that kind of stuff looked really neat to me.  The fight & Gringotts scene was cool, but I honestly liked the little details way more.  I was amazed how it looked having the little ashes flying past me.  I had crappy seats in the front rows, though, so the big stuff might have been better if I was further back.  I got in line around 9:45pm, and heard almost immediately that they were letting us in early to take seats.  Which would have been perfect if I had the tickets, but my friend had them & was running late, so I had to let everyone go in front of me.  :P  Didn't matter though, we still had a great time!

It was a fantastic night.  I gave some chocolate frogs & peppermint toads out to people in line & had my picture taken with strangers b/c I dressed up (school uniform, slytherin scarf (thanks sdelnegro514!), and floor length black wool cape lined with green satin, not to mention my puff & monster book of monsters that came with me in my purse!).  It was BRILLIANT!  I'm a little sad that I don't have any pictures of me, but maybe I'll be able to find them online somewhere... :)

Maybe we should be putting :::Spoiler::: alerts on posts that give details on what happens in the movie.  I know at least one person mentioned they can't see it until next week.  Maybe make the font for that part yellow or some other light color so it's not as easy to read without highlighting the text (I see we can't do "white" font colors for invisible text)?

The 'Astronomy Tower" costume?  Wow, that's amazing!  I hope you got photos!

The entire package from Noxika is amazing, the Hagrid doll is FABULOUS (I think it's my fav doll I've seen done. period.  he is AWESOME.), and I love the potions earrings (I HAVE TO FIND THOSE LITTLE BOTTLES!) & the DH celtic knot?  <3  I wanna hug that shirt!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Audania1 on July 15, 2011 03:23:36 PM
I agree that there should be a  spoiler warning. Maybe something like this: SPOILER  . I saw the movie last night and loved it, though I did nitpick about the book, but it does kind of suck to accidentally read something when you haven't seen the movie yet.

Anyway, i LOVE the package Noxica sent! I think I need to do a private swap with her ;).  Also love the Hagrid! And anyone who has Pinkleo for a partner should have known they would get spoiled! I should know, she was mine last round. ;) Love that Luna sweater! And the Celtic deathly hallows symbol!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Nyxika on July 15, 2011 06:32:36 PM
Aw, thanks for all the lovely feedback guys!  :-*

That ABC's bag is amazing! Was it handpainted?
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It was stenciled with shiny gold fabric paint- which, all those little letters on an A4 sheet of paper - rather ambitious for my first attempt at stenciling I think. lol.

And yes, *Spoiler Warnings* would be good - I haven't seen the movie yet.  :'( :'(


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Interrobam on July 15, 2011 06:36:18 PM
So. I just got back from seeing the movie. And I have a story.

SPOILER FOR THE GENERAL PLOT BUT NOTHING SPECIFIC TO THE MOVIE

I was in the theater, totally engrossed in the final battle. Just as Molly was opening her mouth to deliver the famous 'Not my daughter' line the screen went black and the fire alarms went off. Every one of the fans in the pretty packed theater, some of who were in costume, started freaking out, but we all filed out anyway. I was pretty mad because this place was infamous for false fire alarms, in fact I've had four movies interrupted that way in the past. Luckily when I went to customer services the guy said they would be starting the movie where it left off (probably feeling that a Harry Potter Fan riot was imminent if they didn't) so I rushed back in. They had some issues starting it again, twice they did it without audio and once they skipped ahead a scene. They eventually put the sound on and rewinded it to about ten minutes before the scene where it had stopped. We all just started clapping anyway because we didn't want them to mess it up again.

The good news was being put through this experience weeded out the less hardcore fans and everyone who was left felt so unified that we all gave a standing ovation once Bellatrix actually died.

SPOILERS FOR THE MOVIE SPECIFICALLY

(Also when Neville said he was going to confess that he likes Luna, I might have yelled out 'YEAH!' and fistpumped.)

END OF SPOILERS


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Calabaza on July 15, 2011 06:44:27 PM
Spoiler-free post:
There is so much awesomeness here! That book of solitaire games looks fascinating. Must Google them.

Ex_Gratia 's book full of games sure was a treat at the movie last night! Our theater was very nice to us. We got in just as it was getting too dark to see and they left the lights on inside until it was time to start so everyone could see, take pictures of costumes, etc.

Ps- did anyone else notice the unusual quiet on here last night and this morning?  :D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: ZombriNation on July 15, 2011 07:40:07 PM

SPOILERS FOR THE MOVIE SPECIFICALLY

(Also when Neville said he was going to confess that he likes Luna, I might have yelled out 'YEAH!' and fistpumped.)

I thought i was the only one who screamed and fistpumped for that!!! Ahhh!!!
I'm so happy that it happened!!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: sarabunny on July 15, 2011 07:44:14 PM

SPOILERS FOR THE MOVIE SPECIFICALLY

(Also when Neville said he was going to confess that he likes Luna, I might have yelled out 'YEAH!' and fistpumped.)

I thought i was the only one who screamed and fistpumped for that!!! Ahhh!!!
I'm so happy that it happened!!!

And the awkward smiling aftermath moment! D'aaaaawwwww! ;D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: TimetravelingArchaeologist on July 15, 2011 11:37:08 PM
I received an amazing swap package from Whats_Her_Name  today.  And let me tell you! Anyone who gets her for a partner in future swaps is super lucky! Shes got skillz!
Sorry for the pic overload.


A lovely Pair of S.P.E.W. socks. Though I'm not so sure I'd free a house elf. With small children in the house they are needed lol. (noticed the sticker after I took the pic)
These will be getting lots of use when I sit at my desk because I have an a/c vent next to my feet. Also on trips home to Alaska.



An AMAZING! purse to help me blend in with the Muggles while on the run. That was brilliant because my current dragon hide bag is a dead give away for a Witch. I promptly put everything I normally carry with me inside and it all fits nicely. So no worries about not being able to add an extension charm.

and the inside


Next up was a stationary set. I don't know if I can bring myself to write on these lol. They are awesome!
Note cards (with envelopes)


Notebook with my real name on it :)  I forgot to take pics of the inside, but the paper is lined with a faded image that matches the cover.



And some lovely Chocolate Frogs. Made by Elves with only the best Chocolate lol. I adored these and shared with a friend of mine this evening while watching the movie in 3D. They came in handy because I'm pretty sure we were surrounded by Dementors since we were feeling pretty sad with all the deaths.


All together now...



Thanks for the awesome swap!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: TimetravelingArchaeologist on July 15, 2011 11:45:40 PM
I hope that nobody minds if I post this here as well. It wasn't part of the swap, I made it for myself. But it turned out so well I had to share.

I didn't wear this to the midnight show because I was dressed up as Bellatrix in my overly complicated corseted ensemble with 800 feet of awesome hair that wasn't mine, figured I get some more use out of it since I bough it solely for a convention lol. But I did wear this to the second showing I went to today with friends.

It's a freezer paper stencil painted with black acrylic paint. I dabbed the paint on that way to match it to the sleeves. It looks better in person.



Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: pinkleo on July 16, 2011 05:40:21 AM
Dear Potions Students,
Everyone in Potions Class should have feedback.  Please check your profile.  If something is amiss, PM me, and I shall take care of it.  Thank you for a wonderful swap!

Sincerely,
Professor Pinkleo


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Interrobam on July 16, 2011 06:09:57 AM

SPOILERS FOR THE MOVIE SPECIFICALLY

(Also when Neville said he was going to confess that he likes Luna, I might have yelled out 'YEAH!' and fistpumped.)

I thought i was the only one who screamed and fistpumped for that!!! Ahhh!!!
I'm so happy that it happened!!!

And the awkward smiling aftermath moment! D'aaaaawwwww! ;D

Oh man the awkward aftermath was the best! I have to admit, I never completely forgave JK for not making them a couple, but that moment made it all alright.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: whats_her_name on July 16, 2011 07:00:35 AM
I received an amazing swap package from Whats_Her_Name  today.  And let me tell you! Anyone who gets her for a partner in future swaps is super lucky! Shes got skillz!

Thanks for the awesome swap!

So glad you got it before ONE of your trips to the movies!  :)  I had a lot of fun with the swap and I loved writing the scroll of parchment most of all - the storyline of a Death Eater on the run was so much fun!!  I'll have to post everything I wrote, but it's on my other computer right now...

Now it's MY turn to say a BIG thank you for the swap!!  I have seriously been turning my house upside down and I can't find my camera's memory card.  I think I have to check my son's toy box...  Funny how things often wind up in there...

Anyway, I received my parcel earlier this week - I've been getting up at 5am to work and going all day and night until I fall into bed around 9:30 or 10:00 with screaming headaches.  Not fun.  But I do wedding stationery and bridal season is in full swing, so that's how it goes...

So first, I received an awesome D.A. t-shirt.  The DA is freezer paper stenciled, I'm sure and it's done with a coppery glitter paint - so fun!

I also got a wand - MY FIRST WAND!   Alas, since I'm a squib, it doesn't do anything for me...  :(

Then, there was an AMAZING loaded charm bracelet!!  It's got charms of the sorting hat, a raven (I'm in Ravenclaw), "Mischief Managed", a wand, Rowena's diadem, a phoenix, a spell book, a cauldron, an owl, and 5 picture frames (I think I'll add pics of Harry, Luna, Neville, Ron and Hermione before I go to the movie).  And not only is there a charm bracelet, but she made matching earrings.  So fun!  The earrings have the raven and wand charms on them. 

The treat is Butterbeer Brownie Snitch pops and I'm really looking forward to trying those.  I'm going to the movie tomorrow night, so I've been saving them.  ;D

And if that's not all, she also made a "Mischief Managed" t-shirt for my son and a Ravenclaw diadem (beaded headband) for my daughter.  I haven't shown them yet because I want everything to be in perfect condition when I finally get to take a picture, but I know they'll think they are "cool"!  (My son's favorite new word).

Thanks so much, Samantha_McKay, for everything it was WONDERFUL swapping with you!!  (And I promise that I will find that damn memory card sometime today and get pics up in the morning tomorrow...)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: zigg13pra on July 16, 2011 03:03:26 PM
I saw the movie last night in 3D.  Ended up with a headache from it (from the constant focusing front and back and such) but it was neat to see it that way.  The theater left the lights on the ENTIRE time.  Was annoying and you could see it off the glasses.  They got the harry potter 3d glasses but gave them only to people who went to the midnight release.  This theater here is horrible. :(  Still a good movie though.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on July 16, 2011 04:49:56 PM
We've been at the cinema today and saw the movie in 3D! My son finally persuaded me to take him with me (he only can go if he's with a parent as the movie is rated), and I made him put on his Hogwarts outfit. It was so worth it, he was so cute! I had to drain the colors for this pic, because he recently changed his favourite house from Gryffindor to Ravenclaw, and we got the house crest in this swap (thanks again Abbeeroad), but don't have the matching scarf and tie yet.



Sorry about the blurriness.
The movie was epic. We were having a great time!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 16, 2011 05:54:58 PM
Yay Ruby Copperhead!!!  GREAT PIC!!!!

AAAAAANNNNNDDDD....I RECEIVED from Ruby Copperhead!!  YAY!!!  The package actually made it in plenty of time for the premiere, but I was away all week.  I just got back today...so NO, I have not seen the movie yet, hopefully going TONIGHT!!  Thanks for all the spoiler alerts!  ;D

OK, so prepare for some awesomeness!!!!

First off, here is the handsomely decorated box:


Some action shots of the hat she made my son (LOVE!!!!):


How cute is this!?!?!?!


Not one but TWO scarves!!!!  A Ravenclaw House Scarf (I've wanted one forever!) and a Luna scarf which is just too pretty!!!!


Some Weasley's products.  Love buttons from Lavender Brown (these are HOT!! but delicious!) and Ravenclaw Candies from Malfoy:


Also some cool eyeball looking candies that my son was interested in:


Action shot of him tasting it:


And last but not least a Ravenclaw pride banner!!!  I love this!  I think I'm going to display it at work:


Thank you SOOOOOOO much, Ruby!!!  I love it all!!!  You have killer yarn skills!!!!  This was an awesome swap and I'm lucky to have had such an amazing partner!!

Thanks to all for making this swap ROCK!   ;D ;D


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Icekibby on July 16, 2011 06:19:03 PM
I couldn't participate, but I've been happily 'wistingalong' with you all. What a fabulous swap! I even got inspired to make a couple things for my honey, but I can't mention what they are until she gets them because she may read this thread too.

Thanks for all the eye candy!!!


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 16, 2011 09:08:09 PM
Just got back from the movie!!!  All I'm going to say is I think I'm in love with movie Neville, haha.

That's not too spoilery, right?


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Interrobam on July 16, 2011 09:38:56 PM
Just got back from the movie!!!  All I'm going to say is I think I'm in love with movie Neville, haha.

That's not too spoilery, right?

Neville is just the best. Some of my favorite Neville related quotes:

Neville Longbottom shaves with the sword of Gryffindor.
Neville Longbottom planted the Whomping Willow.
The Sorting Hat is no longer used at Hogwarts; students are sorted based on how long it takes them to cry in the presence of Neville Longbottom.
When Harry and Ginny’s children were conceived, Ginny was thinking of Neville. So was Harry.
Neville Longbottom doesn’t bow to hippogriffs. Hippogriffs bow to Neville Longbottom.
Thestrals can only see Neville Longbottom if they’ve witnessed someone dying.
Merlin got an Order of Neville, Third Class.
Most people can slam doors. Neville can slam Floo powder.
If someone replaced the Mirror of Erised with a picture of Neville Longbottom, no one would notice.
Draco’s hairline isn’t receding, it’s actually running away from Neville.

(okay I'll stop now)


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 16, 2011 09:41:25 PM
Just got back from the movie!!!  All I'm going to say is I think I'm in love with movie Neville, haha.

That's not too spoilery, right?

Neville is just the best. Some of my favorite Neville related quotes:

Neville Longbottom shaves with the sword of Gryffindor.
Neville Longbottom planted the Whomping Willow.
The Sorting Hat is no longer used at Hogwarts; students are sorted based on how long it takes them to cry in the presence of Neville Longbottom.
When Harry and Ginny’s children were conceived, Ginny was thinking of Neville. So was Harry.
Neville Longbottom doesn’t bow to hippogriffs. Hippogriffs bow to Neville Longbottom.
Thestrals can only see Neville Longbottom if they’ve witnessed someone dying.
Merlin got an Order of Neville, Third Class.
Most people can slam doors. Neville can slam Floo powder.
If someone replaced the Mirror of Erised with a picture of Neville Longbottom, no one would notice.
Draco’s hairline isn’t receding, it’s actually running away from Neville.

(okay I'll stop now)


LOL...these are like Neville versions of Chuck Norris sayings.  Love it.


Title: Re: Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Part II GALLERY!
Post by: Lilak Tygress on July 16, 2011 09:50:59 PM
OMG those Neville jokes are the BEST!!


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Post by: sarabunny on July 16, 2011 10:50:28 PM
LOL...these are like Neville versions of Chuck Norris sayings.  Love it.

Chuck Norris checks under his bed for Neville Longbottom.


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Post by: Icekibby on July 17, 2011 03:17:58 AM
Great Neville jokes! Somehow I'm afraid of 'slamming Floo powder' turning into a metaphor for... something. Not quite sure what because I was raised to be a good girl, but I'm sure someone out there knows what I mean. lol


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Post by: Lrigrem on July 17, 2011 11:08:36 AM
Neville is just the best. Some of my favorite Neville related quotes:

Neville Longbottom shaves with the sword of Gryffindor.
Neville Longbottom planted the Whomping Willow.
The Sorting Hat is no longer used at Hogwarts; students are sorted based on how long it takes them to cry in the presence of Neville Longbottom.
When Harry and Ginny’s children were conceived, Ginny was thinking of Neville. So was Harry.
Neville Longbottom doesn’t bow to hippogriffs. Hippogriffs bow to Neville Longbottom.
Thestrals can only see Neville Longbottom if they’ve witnessed someone dying.
Merlin got an Order of Neville, Third Class.
Most people can slam doors. Neville can slam Floo powder.
If someone replaced the Mirror of Erised with a picture of Neville Longbottom, no one would notice.
Draco’s hairline isn’t receding, it’s actually running away from Neville.

(okay I'll stop now)


You should have posted this earlier.  I want to make this into a shirt - I love this!

I laughed out loud at this - I honest to god clapped my hand over my mouth at one point becaue I laughed so freakin loud (I think I scared the bunny).  I LOVE YOU FOR THAT.


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Post by: ZombriNation on July 17, 2011 11:20:59 AM
"The Sorting Hat is no longer used at Hogwarts; students are sorted based on how long it takes them to cry in the presence of Neville Longbottom."


They all made me giggle, but this one made me laugh out loud.


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Post by: Ruby Copperhead on July 17, 2011 01:01:35 PM
Aw, Abbee, glad you liked it!


Love the Neville jokes! I found some more on tumblr:

Chuck Norris' Patronus is Neville Longbottom.

Before Neville kicked it, Diagon Alley was called horizontal alley.

A Boggart’s Boggart is Neville Longbottom.

Neville Longbottom can wind the time-turner forward.

Once a basilisk looked at Neville and it died.

Neville Longbottom got perfect marks in his NEWT’s, simply by writing his name for every answer.

Neville doesn’t Apparate, the world rearranges itself around him.

Neville Longbottom’s tears could cure a basilisk bite, too bad he never cries.


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Post by: Interrobam on July 17, 2011 01:34:15 PM

You should have posted this earlier.  I want to make this into a shirt - I love this!

I laughed out loud at this - I honest to god clapped my hand over my mouth at one point becaue I laughed so freakin loud (I think I scared the bunny).  I LOVE YOU FOR THAT.

This might be relevant to your interests: http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_leim68DmJY1qcblbpo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1311021151&Signature=hE8xVlnPxqMMM4yLd557wA4CVZU%3D

THE ABOVE LINK CONTAINS PLOT SPOILERS


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Post by: amor_fati on July 17, 2011 02:31:48 PM
Draco’s hairline isn’t receding, it’s actually running away from Neville.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

lol- nearly peed myself!


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Post by: AugustBell on July 17, 2011 05:16:52 PM
OMG These Neville jokes are seriously making my day!!!


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Post by: Oodelally on July 17, 2011 08:35:19 PM
OMG These Neville jokes are seriously making my day!!!

I can't pick a favourite!! LOL .... but I know I wanna put them on totes!!!  ;D ;D ;D


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Post by: TimetravelingArchaeologist on July 17, 2011 09:41:35 PM
OMG These Neville jokes are seriously making my day!!!

I can't pick a favourite!! LOL .... but I know I wanna put them on totes!!!  ;D ;D ;D

Oooh! A whole bunch of reusable shopping bags! Perfect for making people stare at you as they bag your groceries lol.


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Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 18, 2011 05:43:56 AM
Note from the Headmistress: We are awaiting the arrival of the last 2 international packages, and then this swap will be officially complete!   :)

However, there are a few people who have received, but have yet to post pictures.  If you are in this category, please do so as soon as you can.  It makes your partner feel all warm and fuzzy to know you liked your package, and wanted to share it with the group.   :D  Remember, even if you have already received feedback, your organizer can still alter it to reflect a lack of picture posting.  


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 18, 2011 06:57:40 AM
Love all the Neville quotes - so funny!  I did love that Neville finally came into his own, he's grown and changed so much through the series and the movie. 

The kids all look so grown up now, it's hard to imagine them as small children anymore!


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Post by: ntrebleagain on July 18, 2011 02:41:12 PM
Love the Neville jokes! I found some more on tumblr:

Before Neville kicked it, Diagon Alley was called horizontal alley.


It was all polite little giggles until I read this. So glad I wasn't at work at the time. They probably already think I'm odd for my random bits of laughter. Gotta keep yourself entertained when you work 3rd shift though, right?

Saw this on Pinterest the other day and thought you might all enjoy it as well.  ;)

http://pinterest.com/pin/65819441/

I haven't been on in a few days, trying to avoid any spoilers of any kind, along with making treats for my own gang for the movie. We went on Friday night and I enjoyed it immensely!

Happy to have come back and pinned something from nearly every post. You all have done such a great job with your packages! <3


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Post by: INDIE.CHILD on July 18, 2011 05:36:03 PM
I recieved my package from Saylo, and it is AMAZING! Be jealous!

In primus, the package with a note:



Then, SUGAR!!:




Licorice snacks!


Butterbeer Fudge/taffy that tastes excellent!:


Followed by:

radish earings!  These aren't leaving my ears for a week!

And last but not least:

Hand-dyed Ravenclaw gloves!  I love them!

Saylo rocks!!


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Post by: Nyxika on July 18, 2011 07:02:22 PM
Lovin' those wristwarmers!


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Post by: amor_fati on July 18, 2011 11:24:26 PM
Pics as promised.  I'm sorry it took so long :(  My old camera broke but my new one arrived!  It's my first dslr and I have no idea how to use it yet.  I made my boyfriend model- he was none too thrilled- as I won't let him touch the absurdly expensive new camera.

please excuse the messy house! :P

Without further ado, my amazing bag from jennieingram!!!  Pictures don't do this bag justice- it is
spectacular!!!





and the Gryffindor Kleenex keeper she made me (which is almost out due to the movie and friends mooching some)



Also, be prepared to be jealous of my charm bracelet- I wear it every day!!! So many people compliment me on it and I was wearing my 9 and 3/4 shirt to Michaels yesterday with the bracelet and bag and the girl says- "nice. a harry potter fan" and continued to show me her purse!  Apparently HP fans are everywhere!





Thanks again Jennie!  
I love it <3
 


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Post by: chughes225 on July 19, 2011 10:25:09 AM
I had a extra partner for this swap because you cant get enough Harry Potter crafts and even though we weren't members of the swap Jennie said that it was ok for us to post picks.  My partner zigg13pra hasn't been able to post so I thought I would. Sorry there is a lot of pictures ;)
 
For the edibles

A emergency Weasley's Wizard Wheezes Skiving Snack box with double ended chews

Eeylop's Owl treats

And sugar quills in a ravenclaw box



Wearable

She lives in a warmer climate and I wanted to make her a scarf so instead of one you wear around your neck I did a beaded scarf bracelet with a ravenclaw crest



One of her favorite characters is Viktor Krum. So I made her a Krum Quidditch Shirt.
Front


Back

(my mom wanted to keep it she liked it so much)

Also Deathly Hallow earrings inside a crochet snitch in a clear Christmas ornament.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=470560)



Toys

I made two a Pygmy Puff and a ravenclaw penguin




I also added some extras for fun. Bumper stickers, a ravenclaw crest magnet and fake polaroid photo magnets of her favorite characters


I had so much fun making everything. And this gallery is so inspirational. Can't wait for another Harry Potter swap!








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Post by: ZombriNation on July 19, 2011 10:47:42 AM
Ravenclaw penguin!!!


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Post by: Abbeeroad on July 19, 2011 10:52:07 AM
More awesome stuff!!!!


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Post by: Ruby Copperhead on July 19, 2011 12:57:07 PM
Wow, just as I was thinking the gallery was coming to an end, these great pics. That bracelet! The penguin and the Krum shirt! And everything else!


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Post by: craftyzooprgrl on July 19, 2011 06:00:34 PM
Love the Ravenclaw Penguin!


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Post by: Calabaza on July 20, 2011 09:08:44 AM
I love that decorated tin/mini skiving snackbox! You had one very lucky partner, chughes.

Also, just have to brag: my wizard checkers game from round 1 was featured! https://www.craftster.org/blog/harry-potter-wizard-checkers/
Thanks, SevsOnlyGirl!


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Post by: zigg13pra on July 20, 2011 09:24:33 PM
Thanks for posting pics for me.  I think that is the most EPIC Krum shirt ever.  I made one a few years ago.. Yeah, no comparison to this one though!  Everything she sent was just AWESOME.


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Post by: ashley053091 on July 20, 2011 11:16:24 PM
This is the package that I sent ecstasia.  I figured since she hasn't posted pictures I could just share mine for her  :)

Here is the wearable.  My take on the "always" shirt


I made the accessory a deathly hallows copper wire necklace.  First time working with it and it gives me a new respect for people who are masters at that sort of thing!


And my edible was butterbeer caramels.  There was also ton tongue toffee that was supposed to be sent but something went horribly awry with the batch so it had to be scrapped...


And of course there were some extras

This is a lumos/nox lightswitch cover straight from her wist. Both the words lumos and nox glow in the dark but I didn't get a picture of that.


and finally a Marauders map mug.
Side

Other side

Inside

 
I hope she enjoyed everything!


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Post by: ivoryh1632 on July 20, 2011 11:52:59 PM
LOVE the lumos/nox light switch cover. Why have I never thought of that before? lol


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Post by: Ruby Copperhead on July 21, 2011 02:01:03 AM
The wire bracelet! I want to learn how to make these!


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Post by: Lrigrem on July 21, 2011 11:26:15 AM
The light switch cover is great (esp since it glows in the dark - do the little stars glow, too?), but I love the cup with Mischief Managed at the bottom of the cup! 
And the mini Skiving Snackbox in the altoid tin is an awesome idea!


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Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on July 22, 2011 08:15:58 AM
Also, just have to brag: my wizard checkers game from round 1 was featured! https://www.craftster.org/blog/harry-potter-wizard-checkers/
Thanks, SevsOnlyGirl!

You're welcome!  I loved it and the tutorial was so useful that I made a set for my partner! 


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Post by: Interrobam on July 25, 2011 10:41:14 AM
I received my package from eeyore_witch a few days ago, and let me tell you, I was crazy spoiled. First of all, when I opened my package my cat flipped out, got on top of it, and sniffed it for ten solid minutes.



Eeyore_witch had told me she sent some extra snacks, but I was not imagining the number of snacks I ended up getting. Like an “I’m never going to be hungry again” amount of snacks. Some of them were a bit melty, but I popped them in the freezer and all was well.





She made me a ton of wearables. First of all, a Hufflepuff Quiddich hoodie. I’ve wanted one of these forever!





(It’s a little hard to see, but one arm says ‘Collins’ and the other says ‘Beater’)



She made me a scarf. It’s really long and wide, which I love. (too bad it’s way too hot to wear it)



She also made me a Hufflepuff shirt. I’m really amazed by how well she did the front. It’s a freezer paper stencil, but it looks like it was silkscreened.





She also made me a wand and included an extra Hufflepuff patch and a Time-Turner sticker kit.



THANK YOU SO MUCH EEYORE_WITCH!


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Post by: bananaleg on July 25, 2011 11:52:41 AM
Big fan of quidditch zip-up hoodies.

Oh, and I don't think I ever said how I love the Krum shirt. But I do.


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Post by: luckdragon on July 25, 2011 12:03:43 PM
I also really love the quidditch hoodies!  And that was an awesome Hufflepuff package! The t-shirt is great!


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Post by: Pixiefirefly on July 25, 2011 12:52:47 PM
Watching what you guys post in here that you have made makes me anxious for the next one!! I love these quitich jackets!! Talk about talent!


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Post by: whats_her_name on July 26, 2011 07:50:08 AM
Now it's MY turn to say a BIG thank you for the swap!!  I have seriously been turning my house upside down and I can't find my camera's memory card.  I think I have to check my son's toy box...  Funny how things often wind up in there...

I finally found my memory card 2 nights ago and so without further ado:

The awesome D.A. shirt - love the glittery paint.  I wore it about 3 days last week and my daughter asked "are you EVER going to take that shirt off"  lol...


The AMAZING loaded charm bracelet!!  Again, the charms are the sorting hat, a raven (I'm in Ravenclaw), "Mischief Managed", a wand, Rowena's diadem, a phoenix, a spell book, a cauldron, an owl, and 5 picture frames (I added pics of Snape, Harry, Neville, Ron and Hermione).  The earrings are not pictured, but they are wonderful too.


The shirt for my son:


And the diadem for my daughter:


I ate all the Butterbeer Brownie Snitch pops before I had a chance to get a picture, but they were yummy!!  Mmmmm... 

Thanks again, partner!!  It was wonderful!!  And if you feel so inclined, I'd love the recipe for the treats!!!


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Post by: whats_her_name on July 26, 2011 07:52:23 AM
And finally I just wanted to share the letter I wrote to go along with my parcel, 'cuz I had a lot of fun writing it!!!

Quote
I hope the owl made it safely; as you know our parcels are often intercepted since the fall of the Dark Lord.  I hope you enjoy these small tokens; use them well.
First, I enclosed a muggle-style purse to help you blend in while on the run.  Of course, I used the Slytherin green, but other than that it shouldn’t set you apart from any ordinary muggle.  I tried to expand the inside magically for you, but as you know my Kwikspell course didn’t really work for me.
Next, I know that you must be missing your Chocolate Frog treat, so I included several for you to enjoy.  Not the common ones, of course, but the Pure Blood brand.  Only the best for you!
Of course Hermione Granger passed a magical law that any products sold that were made by House Elfs must include the S.P.E.W. trinket.  It’s total rubbish, but I threw it in for a lark.  Perhaps you can make use of them; I don’t know the weather where you are.
And finally, I included some note cards and a notebook of your favorite Death Eater.  I don’t know why you still carry a torch for him considering he may very well have been a traitor to the Dark Lord, but since he’s also departed, I figure it doesn’t hurt anyone…
I hope you stay safe.  Keep moving.  Don’t let the Aurors find you.
Slytherin forever!


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Post by: bobbinalong on August 08, 2011 05:49:39 PM

Here are the things I sent Zigg13pra, we had a personal side swap going.

A shirt based on Viktor Krum's Triwizard shirt.



A shirt based on Ravenclaw Quidditch



Wand from Ollivander's - made from Sculpey and a small tree limb.



Deathly Hallows and Durmstrang themed Jump-A-Peg games (think Cracker Barrel)



Potion earrings and Luna based charm bracelet




Bertie Bott's beans, and other assorted candy stuff.



I forgot to get pictures of the Scabbers cat toy!


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Post by: Abbeeroad on August 09, 2011 06:52:56 AM
The diadem and peg games are such unique ideas!


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Post by: mandymo13 on August 09, 2011 07:57:41 PM
Wow....These Crafts are sooo amazing!!!


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Post by: theMidnightRose on March 05, 2013 09:27:06 AM
So I had to make myself and my friend Casey matching Quidditch jackets.  I can't stop HP crafting!!!

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/169005_11Jul11_QuidditchJacketFront.jpg
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/169005_11Jul11_QuidditchJacketBack.jpg

I didn't have time to buy the Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw patches, so I painted them too.

These are so cool! I need to try painting with stencils


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Post by: theMidnightRose on March 05, 2013 09:29:04 AM
Everyone has so many great projects!


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Post by: chughes225 on March 05, 2013 09:54:00 AM
Love the quidditch jackets


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Post by: AmandaBL on March 05, 2013 04:46:47 PM
Love that Doxie book.  So cute. Molts of really great items all the way around. I love everything fused glass and hope someday to give that a try. That bowl is very very pretty.