I hinted in my last post that I had already done some shopping, and I will get to that in a future post, but LOOK WHAT I MADE! These are just too cool to wait their turn in the spotlight…
It’s Dobby the House Elf and Ron Weasley’s rat Scabbers!
Scabbers was made first, I found black plastic Halloween decor rats at my local Dollar Tree and I figured that if I couldn’t make that work I’d only wasted $1 and some time. No big deal. But neither was wasted.
This is what it looked like fresh from Dollar Tree (on the left) and after a paint job (on the right):
Pretty remarkable transformation if you ask me. Here’s some more photos:
Then I began my house elf:
I started out writing a pattern as I went, but his construction became way too complex for me to make instructions. So sorry, can’t share a pattern with you all. But I CAN share some more pictures!
He hasn’t been terribly helpful around the house though – I made the mistake of crocheting him a sock.
The sock even fits his feet!
Hopefully I can convince him to help with the party prep… This is getting a bit out of hand. More on that in a future post. Until then – go make something! I have to remind myself a lot, and this is good advice for you too, it’s not a waste if you learned something.