I pretty much finished the 2 Harry Potter swap packages and they are now boxed up and ready to go. I even got around to measuring the gauge of the needles made and I burnt the sizes onto the needles with a hot stencil cutter. Not the best job but I find it hard to write with a hot tool where the point is so far away from the handle you're holding! Hey, I'm a perfectionist and the slightest imperfection annoys me.
Here's a goblet I made for one of the packages. It's slightly modelled on Helga Hufflepuffs cup - well okay, it's in Hufflepuff colours and the recipient will be able to drink Fire Whiskey from it as it can be hand washed. It's a lead crystal glass so it has nice facets cut into the glass which catch the light in real life.
And the Phoenix wall hanging? Yep, I finally finished that too. I decided not to back it with fabric, I like the translucentiness of the silk.
No HP package is complete without a wand of course; this one's made with the Instructables tutorial, which is so easy and produces a nicely shaped wand with a decent weight to it.
I even made a couple of Hogwarts school hats to go with the packages, along with a couple of spell pendants.
These hats have a ribbed edge instead of the moss stitch edging that I've done before. I quite like each hat to be a little different.
I have a pile of packages to post tomorrow, and I have a clear crafty area for the next couple of swaps, the Easy Peasy Swap and the UK Instant Swap, both of which need a little crafty stalking on my part *lol*