Sunday, June 9, 2013

harry potter craft group - order of the phoenix - part 4

And here are the last 2 pages of the ATC book:

ATC Card 10 -  front and back

ATC 11 - front and back

ATC 12 - front and back

ATC 13 - front and back

harry potter craft group - order of the phoenix - part 3

 Here are pages 3 and 4 of the ATC book:

ATC Card 6 - front and back

ATC Card 7 -  front and back

ATC 8 - front, inside and back

ATC 9 - front and back

harry potter craft group - order of the phoenix - part 2

Here are the first 2 pages of the ATC book:

ATC Card 2 -  front and back 

ATC Card 3  -  front, inside and back

ATC Card 4 - front and back

ATC Card 5 - front and back

harry potter craft group - order of the phoenix - part 1

For the latest swap for the Harry Potter Craft Group, the swap items were ATC (Artist Trading Cards). I really love these little mini canvases and was super thrilled to take a stab at making an entire book of these cards for my swap partner.

Since this swap was based on book "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," I made up my mind to have the book shaped like Grimmauld Place.

Before opening the book, you have to open an envelope attached which reads :

Inside is the first artist trading card. . . 

The back of the card:

So once you read it, open the book, and as in the novel, there magically appears Number 12 Grimmauld Place.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

tardis messenger bag - work in progress - part 3

So the work on the TARDIS messenger bag continues . . .

The initial pattern for the bag is fairly simple - but in the spirit of the actual TARDIS being bigger on the inside -  I am determined to create more space for the bag's owner.  (Alas, this is a gift - I need to make another one for myself soon!)  So I went and added a couple of pockets.

My favorite additions I decided to embellish the pockets with some familiar signs.

I found the images of the two signs on the internet and then printed them on iron on transfers.  I ironed them onto some white fabric then I stitched it to the pocket.

I created a similar pocket on the back of the bag.  As of yet it is unadorned, though I am toying with the idea of putting the recipient's name in Gallifreyan.

Or, I could also put "Sexy" in Gallifreyan (as per the episode "The Doctor's Wife").

Another little detail which I love is that I chose this great outer space cloth to use as the bag's lining.

Quite appropriate, I believe.

For you non-Whovians who didn't watch the video: 
TARDIS = Time And Relative Dimension In Space

tardis messenger bag - work in progress - part 2

Once the hand embroidery of the Police Box sign was finally completed, (that took a very very long time!) the next task at hand was to make the front flap of the bag look more like the TARDIS by creating some windows from scratch.

I cut some squares of white fabric I had in my stash and used some interfacing ( how I love that iron on interfacing!)  I then used some scraps of my blue denim to make a few rectangles and used them to construct a window frame around my white squares.

Since I was flying by the seat of my pants and creating everything as I went, it took me quite a while to figure out how it would all look.

But once I finished one window, the other wasn't too hard to construct.

magic wands - new technique

Now I love making and designing the custom magic wands that I do for Harry Potter fans.  Using wood and clay is a bit time consuming, but so very challenging and satisfying once it turns out correctly.

But I was floored at the results of this hot glue and chopstick technique I found on Pinterest.  They do come out lovely as well -  though you are limited to what kind of designs the hot glue will allow you to do as it dries.

Here are a few of the wands I've made so far with this technique:

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