Harry Potter Craft Swap!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Harry Potter Swap!! by jenib320
Harry Potter Swap!!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
A few months ago, Amanda and I, being the über-geeks we are, decided to do a Harry Potter craft swap! We were inspired after seeing this seriously awesome hoop art! We talked a bit about our favorite characters, books, etc! Then it was off to the races!!

Amanda's favorite book is the Prisoner of Azkaban and she loves owls, so I knew I needed to make something owl related! I had always wanted to make some of these sweet soft owls and this seemed like the perfect opportunity! I made these using this tutorial (link works now!!) as a starting point! The big one is Hedwig, the fat one is Errol, and the tiny one is Pigwidgeon!

Harry Potter Swap!! by jenib320
Harry Potter Swap!!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Knew I wanted to do something she could hang up on the wall, so I went with an embroidery! I choose this quote from the third movie! I used a free font, Matchbook, which you can find here and transfered it over to some Robert Kaufman Quilter's linen! I have now had a lot of practice with the backstitch!! :)

Harry Potter Swap!! by jenib320
Harry Potter Swap!!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Since we're quite cool, I figured we needed something to wear to the movie! I made us both a lightening bolt headband using stretchy hairbands, glitter foam and super glue! Can't wait to wear mine tonight!

Harry Potter Swap!! by jenib320
Harry Potter Swap!!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I wanted to include a little something sweet, so I made up this little jar by covering the lid with a print from one of her favorite fabric lines! I used this tutorial but used fabric instead of paper. I couldn't very well send it empty, so I filled it up with Strawberry Jam and Lemon Drop jelly beans! Gryffindor colors of course!

Harry Potter Swap!! by jenib320
Harry Potter Swap!!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Last but not least, I got super lucky and found this set of Harry Potter bedsheets!! Amanda has been using geeky bedsheets to create awesome stuff for her etsy shop (check it out!), so I knew these would be perfect!

I had sooooo much fun making stuff for this swap! I think we're going to do it again! Can't wait to go see the movie tonight!!!!!!! :)

38 comments :

Terri said...

Lucky Ducky! You get to go see the movie tonight! Love all your creations. I may have to make me a lightning bolt headband, too. Have a good time at the movie!

momma said...

so cool, I'm really excited for the final movie. I've just finished my daughter's outfit for tonight, here's a link if you'd like to see it. http://flic.kr/p/a3F4F5

pforgerson said...

What tutorial did you use for these, i keep getting directed back to your site. Would love to make a couple of these!

Michele said...

You are having WAY too much fun! I love those owls so much!

Barbara said...

Oh my gosh, those are so cute!

Katie said...

Love the owls! I'm planning on making some type of Gryffindor scarf to wear when I go watch the movie. I hope you enjoy it!!

JHNickodemus said...

OH MY GOSH!!! What the coolest swap!!! Im going to see it tonight too! I've been listening to the books while making my giveaway item...one that I think might be right up your "In Color Order" alley!

Anne-Katherine S. said...

This looks so cool!
I need to find time and buddies to do crafts swaps with!
I especially love the owls, but the link for the owl tutorial didn't work for me. Can you post it again, please? Thanks a bunch!

LT said...

The link for your owl starting point just takes us back to this blog entry. I'd love to see a tutorial on how to make those owls - they're super cute!

Natalie said...

where did you get the glitter foam?! I think I need a headband just like that!

Bry said...

What an awesome swap and what fantastic things you made!! Heart HP!!

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

OMG, those owls are freakin awesome! I am not a Harry Potter fan, but I SO want them! Thanks for the link to the jar lids. Cool idea!

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

Jeni, your "this tutorial" link for the owl tutorial doesn't seem to work?

Tracey Jacobsen said...

she'll love all of it! :)
Very cute...

Mary said...

These are all SO AWESOME! I especially love the owls!! Thanks for sharing. :D

Tori said...

Those owls are so adorable! I love the fabrics that were used. It looks very high end!

Tori

Anna said...

oh my gosh jeni, these are all so completely adorable! the owls are just perfect and the embroidery hoop is incredible! love that lidded jar too. :) amanda's shop looks awesome, might have to do some shopping!

Tennjenny said...

This is about the most thoughtful set of items I can imagine. Love the headbands! And so much less criminal of a way to celebrate than this: http://www.wsmv.com/story/15080553/harry-potter-fans-hack-road-sign

aneela said...

Fun, fun, fun!! Enjoy the film!

Emily said...

wow, super cute stuff Jeni! love the owls especially.

Jeni Baker said...

Sorry about that everybody! Forgot to paste the link in! It works now, but here it is too: http://efemera-ink.blogspot.com/2010/06/wise.html

Angela {fussycut} said...

Oh my word, everything turned out unbelievably cute! I want to make those owls for Steve's sister.
Can't wait to watch Harry Potter w/ you next week!!!

Alexis Deise said...

Those are so cute! I love everything. Can't choose between the owls and the embroidery - love those stars. So fun!

Zibu said...

CUTE owls!

I saw this and thought of you: http://sewtakeahike.typepad.com/sewtakeahike/2011/07/the-towel-that-put-stars-in-my-eyes.html

Pétra said...

What a great idea and so fun for you guys! I can't wait to see the movie with the kids.

Anita said...

Love the owls and everything else! Hope you had fun at the movie!

The undomesticated scientist said...

how cool! i can't wait to see the movie but haven't managed to line up a baby sitter yet. may have to see if a chum wants to see it and leave hubby at home with the offspring!

Allison Chester said...

You need to make some harry potter embroideries for your shop because i love that so much! wasn't the movie awesome??

quirky granola girl said...

you are way too cute :) that embroidery is especially lovely.

Katie R said...

this makes me so happy.

Katherine said...

Fabulous. What a fun and creative swap!

Dalya said...

Everything is so awesome! You put lots of thought into this swap! I'm kinda "blah" when it comes to swaps, just don't know what to include! Wonderful ideas! :D

Rachel said...

Those owls are too cute!

Cara-Mia said...

How fun!! I love love love these items.

karyn said...

those lightning bolt headbands are awesome! i wish i had thought of that. i totally would have worn one on Friday. what a fun swap.

Paige said...

Looks like you got some cool stuff.

Twinfibers said...

So, so cute, Jeni!! What a fun swap you two did! :)

Cori said...

Love those owls! Everything in this swap makes me happy!