I mentioned that I didn't sew much in the way of holiday gifts this year, but in the past I've always tried to make some. True, it did elminate a lot of stress this time around, but look at the cute results when I do make them...
These pictures actually show my gifts for both Aurora and Theo from last Christmas. Aurora got the cute Harry, Ron, and Hermione dolls. Theo got a set of branch blocks that I made from fallen branches from that year's storm. They are cut in increments of 1 inch so they stack nicely together. There are a ton more than shown here. Those were actually complete on Christmas. ;)
The dolls, however, were partially naked. They all had robes, but Ron and Harry were shirtless and poor Herminone had nothing on under there! Thankfully they're now ready to make their internet debut fully clothed.
The dolls were made from the Pocket Pixies pattern by Ginger Melon. Hers are not Harry Potter themed, that was my own addition. I wish I could say I highly recommend the pattern, but I was pretty unimpressed. Yes, the design is just darling, but I felt the pattern really lacked detail and instruction that I expected especially because I paid $15 for it (I think it's less now). It was mostly the outline of the dolls that you were paying for. I did learn how she attached the arms which was useful information. Some stiches etc were included but if I remember correctly it didn't tell you what stitch to use for every step and it certainly didn't tell you the number of strands to use etc. Shelly herself was very helpful and responded to my question I emailed her about which color felt to use. Her style is so great, but I just felt the pattern was too basic for what I paid.
They did have shoes, but they didn't last long. Probably should have sewn them right on. And Harry's glasses are a little bent in these pictures but I'm too lazy to retake them. Picture him just a touch cuter.
I'd say it's about time for us to start reading the 6th book.