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1  Harry Potter Christmas **IMG HEAVY** in Winter Holidays by ragdollpirate on: October 15, 2012 10:46:53 PM

I just completed the Back to Hogwarts swap and what I made for my partner was all Christmas themed. I just want to share it all here cause I am super happy with how it came out and of myself for being able to keep within the swap parameters and with the Christmas theme. Oh and also spoil my partner while I was at it.

First up a sorting hat ornament that I carved and shaped out of polymer clay and then painted with acrylics.

History of Magic book made out of poly clay and painted with acrylics. I first laid out all the thin sheets of clay to make the pages and when I was done with that I backed it when everything was cooled I painted the pages and then I attached the cover and baked it. Then I painted the whole ornament

Sorcerers stone made out of poly clay and acrylic paint

All of these were made from shrinky dinks which made me quite happy to be able to do with a 2 year old how looked at them full of wonder =)

Flourish and Blotts themed ornament

Another History of Magic Ornament

A Harry Potter Cartoon my partner had pinned that I re drew and then cut out. I think it turned out pretty okay.

My partner has a muggle bracelet pinned which gave me this idea. I made the muggle plaque out of clay that I baked until it was still slightly bendy (yes technical term I know lol) then I glued it to a plastic ornament with E6000 glue and inside of the ornament I swirled around silver glitter glue to make it sparkly.

I made these ornaments for her children they are poly clay with the children's houses placed on them

These are house themed ornaments that I just painted with acrylics and then decoupaged vinyl letter stickers on.


I also made a Ravenclaw tree skirt which is just fabric and iron on transfers.

And the last project which happens to be my F-A-V-O-R-I-T-E the Hedwig wreath. I used a floral form that I found in the dollar bin at Target it had a flat back which gave me the idea for the wreath. I used a marabu feather boa in white that I only glued to the front of the foam form then when that was dry I added in some loose brown feathers. The owl in the center is an owl charm I found at a craft store that you can take out the center and place beads on. I used two wood beads to fill in the space. I hung the charm from a piece of wire that I twisted until it was tight so that the charm would hang perfectly in the center of the wreath. I just stabbed the wire through the form with some glue on the tip. I used to remaining 5 or 6 inches of the twisted wire for the hanger and I placed it in the same way as the charm.

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2  Re: Back to Hogwarts 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by ragdollpirate on: October 15, 2012 09:53:31 AM
I am so glad you liked everything. I am also super stoked that the wreath made it in one piece I was SO worried about it hence the excessive "packing materials" lol. I had so much fun crafting for you and had I not run out of time you would have had more I just couldn't help myself. Also the wreath is what my friend told me I would be evil if I didn't send it I fell in love with it once it was made and I am not a fan of feathers lol.

BTW the Harry Ornament I got off your pinterest and the muggle ornament was based on a bracelet you had pinned as well lol.

A better pick of the bracelet.

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3  Re: Back to Hogwarts 3 ~*Signups CLOSED!*~ in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by ragdollpirate on: October 08, 2012 11:53:24 AM
Everything is 100% and waiting for the post office to open tomorrow :-)

BTW some things were unable to be wrapped so... there is more :-)
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4  Re: Back to Hogwarts 3 ~*Signups CLOSED!*~ in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by ragdollpirate on: October 03, 2012 11:16:56 AM
Since my partner asked for it a teaser picture of a handful of what I have made.

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5  Re: Back to Hogwarts 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by ragdollpirate on: October 01, 2012 09:07:32 PM
I was having issues with loading the pictures from my phone to my computer so, this is the only one that I could get to load. I promise to post the better pictures asap =) I am in love with everything. As you can see I was super duper spoiled and I am in-love with absolutely everything. I can not wait for fall to finally hit SoCal cause I wanna wear my scarf and not die of heat stroke. I was jumping up and down over my scarf then I put it on and danced around the living room. My mom tried to steal my pot holder and I told her no. My nephew wants me Dragon and I told him no mine and my sister wants my organizer I am going to have to put my things on lock down until they stop trying to steal stuff lol.

Group Photoish

Shell Cottage Lap Top Bag

Inside pocket of Bag

Pot holder

Pencil or Gasses case

Picture of Required Items still wrapped

Awesome House Scarf (Mom mocked me for wearing it on this 84 degree night)

Cutest Dragon ever (having to hide it from nephew)

Organizer from Flourish and Blotts




A notepad, my very own hogwarts ID card envelopes and stationary a Hermione bookmark and my very own Quill.

Magnets and an alohomora key chain =)

THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU POTTERMOUTH!!! You are super awesome and I can't wait to send your package on Friday. =) I am such a happy (yet exhausted) girl right now.
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6  Re: Back to Hogwarts 3 ~*Signups CLOSED!*~ in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by ragdollpirate on: September 05, 2012 06:45:14 PM
Guys, will you conjure me up a bubble to live in? ;-; Remember how I found out my spine was cracked? Well now I broke my foot. This is as good of a reason as any for me to fly my broom everywhere.

OH NO!!! Get better soon. BTW love love love the blue toe nails =)

I am crafting when I can Chem and Anatomy are kicking my booty when it comes to spare time but, things are coming along nicely if not as quickly as I want them to.
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7  Legend Ornament in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by ragdollpirate on: December 23, 2011 11:06:12 PM
I have this awesome friend who i love dearly and they lost someone dear to them right before Thanksgiving this year. So, me being me I thought about how hard the Holidays are for me with the losses I have and how having awesome friends do things out of the kindness of their heart make everything easier on me. With that being said I had to rack my brain on something awesome to do for this friend since time is never on our side for hanging out. That is when it hit me. This friend told me a story about how the movie Legend with Tom Cruise always made them think of their Dad taking them to the movies. This is the product of that conversation of an awesome memory.

Whole Ornament

The Unicorn Horn

Lili's Ring

Oona (well the ball of light version of her)

Orc Arrow

Everything is made of Polymer clay and I sealed it with hard as nails nail polish. i also used Acrylic paint to make the unicorn horn look like the one from the movie. Oh and I used glue and glitter to hide some of my mistakes like when I cracked the horn lol. I guess it was a good thing everything in that movie had glitter on it =)
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8  Pirate and ocean themed jewelry in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by ragdollpirate on: July 07, 2011 01:41:10 AM

Well it has been at least a year if not two since I have posted anything here and that is for many reasons: moving home, getting an AWESOME divorce (no sarcasm I am truly happy about it) going back to school, losing over 150 pounds and not having time to do anything creative lol. However, about a week ago I got a crazy creative bug and busted out these pieces between school sessions and taking comp time.

Tell me what you guys think.

This one is made out of some pretty blue stones with an anchor charm. I thought it kind of looked like a wave with the way it lays.

This is my pirates of the Caribbean necklace. I made it after watching the movie with charms I found in my stash and a beautiful blue heart crystal and some shells.

This one is made with acrylic beads and a heart charm. I made it for a friend for her birthday. It just looked like her.

This is one I like a ton it isn't me at all but, I love it. It is made out of turquoise wood and glass beads on silver chain it it really long and I just love it.

I am sorry the pictures are not the greatest they are from my phone since my actual camera took a crap and sadly my phone is better than my camera in pixels etc however it doesn't have a flash.

Whenever I have worn these pieces I have been told "You have a thing for the Ocean don't you?" I have also recently been told I just exude the beach. I guess coming back home to California suits me cause the ocean is my only love and all I do is smile now that I am home and I go to the beach as much as I can.

So tell me what ya think =)
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9  Kc Royals Square with pattern in Knitting: Completed Projects by ragdollpirate on: June 16, 2010 01:37:57 AM
Well last June I decided I was going to teach myself to knit and I did after finding http://www.knittinghelp.com which was just a God Send to me the videos made me realize what I wasn't understanding. Well this June I decided to take on a huge project of making a blanket made up of squares of all the baseball teams in CA and Missouri. My problem I could find the Dodgers and the Angels in pattern form but, no other team that would be apart of the blanket. So, I decided to write my own pattern. After 7 long hours of graphing and writing out the pattern I began to knit my first square just to realize when I got to the end I wrote half of it backwards. After another 3 hours of trying to figure out where I went wrong I re-knit the pattern up and it came out. I am not happy with the size so, I think I am going to write a new pattern for all the teams now to make the blocks a bit bigger.

I used US  size 8 needles and some yucky yarn to check and see if the pattern had worked out so it isn't the prettiest square in the world but, I am so, proud of it since I wrote the pattern all on my own.

The Finished Product

My First Graph

Cast on 36
K 36                        
P 36                        
K 4 P 7 K 2 P 6 K 17            
P 19 K 3 P 4 K 4 P 6            
K 7 P 2 K 5 P 2 K 20            
P 20 K 3 P 4 K 2 P 7            
K 7 P 2 K 4 P 2 K 21            
P 22 K 2 P 3 K 2 P 7            
K 7 P 2 K 3 P 2 K 10 P 4 K 2   P 2 K 4
P 4 K 10 P 9 K 2 P 2 K 2 P 7      
K 7 P 2 K 1 P 3 K 8   P 3 K 5 P 3 K 4
P 4 K 3 P 6 K 3 P 6 K 7 P 7      
K 7 P 8 K 5 P 3 K 7 P 2 K 4      
P 4 K 2 P 8 K 3 P 3 K 3 P 3 K 3 P 7
K 7 P 2 K 4 P 4 K 2 P 3 K 8   P 2 K 4
P 4 K 2 P 8 K 3 P 2 K 3 P 5 K 2 P 7
K 7 P 2 K 6 P 2 K 2 P 3 K 14      
P 14 K 3 P 1 K 2 P 7 K 2 P 7      
K 7 P 2 K 7 P 6 K 14            
P 14 K 6 P 7 K 2 P 7            
K 7 P 2 K 8 P 5 K 14            
P 14 K 5 P 7 K 4 P 6            
K 4 P 8 K 6 P 4 K 14            
P 4 K 2 P 8 K 4 P 18            
K 19 P 3 K 8 P 2 K 4            
P 4 K 2 P 7 K 4 P 19            
K 20 P 3 K 7 P 2 K 4            
P 4 K 2 P 6 K 3 P 21            
K 22 P 3 K 4 P 3 K 4            
P 5 K 8 P 23                  
K 25 P 4 K 7                  
P 36                        
K 36                        
Bind off         

Please any advice anyone could give me will be appreciated Thank you
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10  Some Jewelry Sets I have made lately in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by ragdollpirate on: February 17, 2010 04:14:41 PM
SO, for the past few months I have been obsessed with doing these three stranded necklaces and then I started making earrings and bracelets to go with them. I have been crafting like mad lately because of personal reasons it makes me calm lol.


I used black chain and these red rubberized beads on this one.


I found these really pretty clear acrylic beads and used them on these with some silver chain and when i finishes.

Moonlight Dreams

I used mostly glass beads on this one with eye pins.

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