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1  Chaircat Mao Loves You in Crochet: Completed Projects by pottermouth on: December 18, 2019 09:32:13 AM
Chaircat Mao heard the news of Craftster's final days and agreed to come out of retirement for one last hat.

And here is the original last hat, but I couldn't bring myself to put it on the old girl:

Thanks for all of the love!
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2  So I Crocheted a Couch in Crochet: Completed Projects by pottermouth on: December 07, 2019 08:53:56 PM
I did not crochet a full-sized couch, mind you, but a kitty version fit for Jigglypuff Sprinklepop!

Jigglypuff (or Jiggy) is my daughter's cat who happens to be incredibly spoilt. She gets all of the good things from her mom, and I get to crochet/knit her things like toys and...couches.

Jiggy is, as my son says, an "absolute unit", and I take that as lots to love, so I altered this pattern slightly to accommodate all of Jiggy's lovely self. She prefers my daughter's bed, naturally, but it is still kinda cute.
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3  Baby Mandrake in Crochet: Completed Projects by pottermouth on: December 07, 2019 04:23:19 PM
Oh look, a baby mandrake. Where are my earmuffs?!

Made for the lovely tapestrymlp.
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4  Miniature HP Herbology Ornament in Completed Projects by pottermouth on: December 07, 2019 02:08:09 PM
A mini greenhouse full of potted baby mandrakes! This is actually a tree ornament (that's why there are holes in the roof). It is approximately 2 3/4" x 2" x 3 1/2" tall but I forgot to take a reference picture, so you'll just have to believe me.

I made shelves and a tiny table out of basswood and tiny pots from rolled paper. So many pots! The pots were filled with snippets of different kinds of greenery. There is the tiniest teacup on the shelf and a wee gardening fork. Is that what that tool is called? Cacti die in my care, so I have no idea.

Whew! I might ask Santa for a magnifying lamp this year.
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5  Hall of Prophecies Ornament in Winter Holidays by pottermouth on: December 07, 2019 10:12:05 AM
Here's a little ornament made for jillybeans in the Harry Potter Holiday Ornament and Stocking Stuffer Swap:

It started with an Altoid tin that I covered in paper and then glued in three balsa wood shelves. The tiny orbs are 6mm and 8mm hollow glass globes that I stuffed with bits of painted and glittered wool roving. They were then glued to silver bead caps. Harry's prophecy is a slightly different color and has a label. Black glitter was sprinkled here and there because, well...glitter. I painted an Altoid insert to frame the tin. Plus, it looks nice. Creating the hanger took the longest time to work out, but I was elated to unearth a single glass bead that looked like a prophecy orb already!

jillybeans also got a crocheted Crookshanks that looks crankier than usual:

Hope your holidays are magical!
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6  Re: HP Holiday Ornament & Stocking Stuffer Gallery - Round 3 (Send 12/2) in The Swap Gallery by pottermouth on: December 06, 2019 12:09:59 PM
I've received from jillybeans!!! I mentioned not having too many villains on our HP tree, so she decided to cross stitch not one BUT FIVE dark characters!!! Oh man!

YAY! She stitched Lucius Malfoy, Delores Umbridge, Peter Pettigrew, Bellatrix LeStrange, and ol' Moldy Voldy himself. They are mounted in aged mason jar lids and have festive ribbon around the edge. Umbridge's ribbon has Santa hats on it.  Cheesy Love the cute wooden tags, too.

Thank you for the beautiful collection of ornaments, jillybeans. They will be treasured!  Kiss
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7  Happy Holidays (in Mini) in Winter Holidays by pottermouth on: December 05, 2019 08:18:50 AM
I wasn't quite ready to tackle the epic feat of decorating the house for Christmas just yet, so I made a mini scene instead. My house will not be this tidy once we decorate. And our frisky cat will be in the tree.

I built the fireplace and added dollhouse "glowing embers" for that realistic look.  Cheesy

The garland is simply a length of wired pine needles that I've bent and then glued on mini fruit and ribbons.

And lastly, there's a cat in the rocking chair, right where she belongs. (Not in the tree.)

Happy Holidays, everyone!
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8  Hallowe'en Mini Folio in Halloween Decor and Parties by pottermouth on: October 29, 2019 08:16:13 PM
I've been making books and folios for a few months and found that I really enjoy the process. Especially if it is going to be a Hallowe'en or cat book. Instead of putting this on the Papercraft board, I thought it ought to go here because inside the folio is a fun decoration.

The folio opens out and on the bottom is a removable card with a spinning dial on the side so the cat's message can be changed. (See how I snuck a cat in there?)

On the top of the folio is the fun part; an accordion folded string of spooky silhouettes!

Looks kinda cool with a tea light illuminating the images. To make the silhouettes, I used a pre-made accordion strip of black card stock from Alpha Stamps and drew images on the back with a white pencil. I cut out all of the negative space, just like you would when carving pumpkins.

After the images were cut, I adhered orange vellum on the backs, and that's about it.

It is nice the entire thing is 4" x 4 3/4" and pretty flat, so it could easily be mailed. Fun stuff!
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9  Bitty Bat Pincushion in Halloween Decor and Parties by pottermouth on: October 19, 2019 07:58:56 PM
I revamped Baby Bat to fit atop a kooky pumpkin pincushion that was made for the Stitching Queen, kittykill.

Bitty Bat is much smaller than Baby Bat,

and is quite shy!

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10  Re: Weekend Trick or Treat Swap 2019 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by pottermouth on: October 17, 2019 10:58:36 AM
Hang on to your brooms, witches! kittykill's box arrived today and it is spooktacular!!! Behold!

Giant goody pile:

Most awesomest trick-or-treat bag ever and (eeeeek!) a Halloween tea towel!

A sweet, sweet witchy kitty kerchief, retro tv needle minder and bespectacled ghost dish (hyperventilating here):

Super rad moth hoopla that's already on the mantel:

Toys! Yay! I'm really excited about the Grow-a-Monster. The ghost has a changeable face, but I left it looking shocked, as that's how my face was while spreading out my amazing haul:

And because I mentioned being a tea drinker and not so much a candy eater, kittykill sent along a mountain of flavored teas! One of the Toasted Coconut with Almond Bark ones is missing because I had to calm myself after opening the box. I plan on drinking the tea during the week and only using my Boos cup on the weekend Wink

Thank you from the bottom of my Halloween-loving heart, kittykill! I love it all!!!!  Kiss
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