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Topic: Pygmy Puffs Galore  (Read 13939 times)
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« on: July 15, 2009 11:08:54 AM »

A few weeks ago my sister, my mom, and I were discussing our plans for the midnight showing of the new HP movie.  Shirts? Scarves? We decided to make pet Pygmy Puffs using a pattern we saw on Ravelry.  When we realized how simple they were to make we decided it would be infinitely more fun to give away puffs to good homes...

Here are a few photos of how different they all looked:

We made somewhere between 35 and 40.  We decided it would be best to carry them around the theater
 in a cardboard box (just like free kittens...that cracked me up) so people could get a good look at them before they picked out the one they liked.

After we got to our seats we tried to quietly ask people if they wanted a puff. The first few people politely declined (what were they thinking?) so we tried a different strategy.  My sister yelled out and asked if anyone knew what a pygmy puff was and if they wanted one.  The hands started flying up and we were launching them all over the the place.  When we were done we snapped this photo of the new owners.

The best part:
We were worried that the puffs wouldn't make an appearance in the movie.  When Arnold, Ginny's pink puff, made an appearance on her shoulder on the Hogwarts Express people actually started applauding.  It was great!
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009 11:29:25 AM »

Awesome Idea! I am sure everyone loved them! I love how the orangy red one has two different sized eyes!

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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009 11:30:38 AM »

That's such a great idea!  How fun! 

« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009 11:51:44 AM »

You guys freaking ROCK.  I mean really... I wish I'd been there that night.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2009 12:36:23 PM »

A cinema full of flying Pygmy Puffs sounds like a scene worthy of a Potter movie in itself Cheesy They are really cute, and what a wonderfully amazingly fantastically nice thing to do. I bet you made all those people's night.
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009 01:03:52 PM »

That is so funny! I can't wait to see the new HP movie myself. Hey, could you give us a link to the instructions you used? I'd like to try myself.

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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2009 02:32:27 PM »

Man I don't even like harry potter and I'd have taken a pygmy puff! they're cute and adorable! GReat job and what a fun idea to give them away!
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2009 07:29:30 PM »

Great idea!! I love the picture of everyone holding up their puff!

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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2009 08:53:36 PM »

That is so funny! I can't wait to see the new HP movie myself. Hey, could you give us a link to the instructions you used? I'd like to try myself.

I got the pattern from www.ravelry.com. If you don't already have an account they are free but take a couple of days for the email invite to come.  Once you are in ravelry you just search pygmy puff.  We used the one by Brianna Evans of Crochetville.

After looking at the pattern through ravelry I realized that there is a link directly to where the pattern originated http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=59705
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2009 09:06:00 PM »

SO CUTE! I'm so glad they included one in the movies because I would have been really disappointed. I think it's so awesome that you gave them away to fellow fans. Rock on!

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