Wednesday, April 6, 2011

And this is what I sent!

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. 


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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.  


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Inside his box, there were two packages.


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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.


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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.


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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!



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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...

8 comments:

painting classes said...

I like your blog!...Daniel

pj said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi... I was trying to downlod de "Tiny Tales of the Beedle Bard" but on your flickr said than i cant download them ):
Can you send the photos to my e-mail? Thank you. I LOVE YOUR BLOG <3
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pj said...

I emailed them to you from my flickr account. Hope you received them. Happy Folding!

Lori said...

I was trying to e-mail you about this post, but i cannot find your e-mail address, so, i will try to send it here... i hope it is not too long.

Hello,

My name is Lori & I was surfing google a few days ago & came across a picture of the Weasley clock face you did in a craft swap with one of your friends. I was wondering if you would mind sharing that with me. I do miniature projects and I have a current project that it would be perfect for. I am just not good with photoshop, so your would be great! The project is a desktop clock with a miniature scene in the bottom. What better scene to put in a clock than a Weasley scene! I am a huge HP fan & Love all things Weasley. I was planning on doing the actual clock to look like their clock & then the scene in the bottom (it is not much space) i was tihnking of putting Molly's chair & some knitting projects around (as if she is starting on her Christmas gifts) Then of course lots of family photos on the wall.

I have a photo of the project prototype on my blog if you want to take a look. here is the link http://loriscreativeside.blogspot.com/2010/04/this-is-my-next-installment-of-photos.html

the last photo of this post is the clock i am talking about.

If you dont want to, i completely understand. I just thought it couldn't hurt to ask. Please jet let me know either way.

Thanks for your time.

Lori

pj said...

Hello Lori,

I would be happy share. I can't wait to see your finished clock.

I'll send you an email.

Take care,

pj

Island Girl Cakes said...

Hello! I was wondering if you wouldn't mind sending me the face of the Weasley's clock as well? My friend and I are both crafters and HUGE Harry Potter fans. I was trying to surprise her by making her a Weasley's clock. I was surfing Google as well to find a pic of the clock face and found yours. It is perfect! I would really appreciate your consideration. Thank you!!

soyprincesa2 said...

Hello! I have just discovered your blog and am ectstatic! I am planning a big party for my girlfriends and their daughters. I want to decorate my kitchen like Mrs. Weasley's kitchen and this will be perfect! Please send me the download!!! Please!
Maggie
my email is soyprincesa2@hotmail.com