And here are the goodies I sent to my partner in the Harry Potter Crafts 2011 March Swap. We both chose the Weasley family and my partner Jen, said she liked Ron best. So I decided to send a care package from Molly to Ron at Hogwarts.
Brown paper and strings of course.
Inside the larger package was Ron's Hogwarts trunk. If you look closely at the scene in Philosopher's Stone, just when Harry meets the Weasley's, on platform 9 3/4, you can see that Ron's trunk is very weathered and shabby.
Inside his box, there were two packages.
Of course, I had to send a little Weasley sweater. She sent me one too, funny! And Jen said she liked my Tunisian crochet book scarf, so I made her one of those too. I tried to fit Susan in the box, she's been climbing the drapes of late, but she wouldn't fit.
The inside of Ron's trunk has taken quite a beating. Ink spilled in the corner and I don't want to think about what else. Poor Ron, all his things are so shabby. But he got Hermione in the end, so I imagine he's got no complaints.
This was such a fun swap. K wants me to teach her how to paint a trunk. I think I'll get her all the bits for Easter. Shh... don't tell her.
And I almost forgot my favorite part! Jen is a scrapbooker, so I wanted to send her something scrapbookish, is that a word,... is now. Anyway, I wanted to make her Molly Weasley's wonderful clock, so Photoshop Elements away!
I found some images of the clock and removed all the hands, then I found images of silver spoons and cut them out. Printed them all on photo paper and there you go, a DIT Weasley clock! Just add your own Family Photos, a background page, I can't wait to see if she can use it.
I've done some reading and I think a real Weasley clock, using a twitter feed and robotic drive, might not be all that hard. Hum...