Tuesday, January 17, 2017

More Magical Creatures Inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Since the Fantastic Beasts movie and our 4th year party, my mom and I have been working on a bunch of new Harry Potter creatures including nifflers, bowtruckles and grindylows.  If you've been following my facebook craft page (https://www.facebook.com/crafty.mieljolie/), you may have seen a few of these.

Here is the latest bendy posable Pickett the Bowtruckle and a test Niffler.  Still working on a 2nd attempt at a Grindylow.  We found a neat fabric for him.  Just waiting for mom to sew the head and arms on.  But, we've really been enjoying making a new simpler kid friendlier version of our house elves and pixies.

Mom has been wanting to make an attempt a knee hugging "house elf on a shelf" dolls for quite a while now.  So, this past holiday we finally made one.  He turned out so cute, we are planning to offer them in our Etsy store year round, soon.

We are calling them Teacup House Elves due to this photoshoot we did with one.

They are much smaller and simpler in construction and stand a mere 10" compared to the 14-18" jointed elves.

We were having fun and tried a Winky and Kreacher, too.

We got to thinking this might be a good kid option for pixies, too.  We're calling these Pocket Pixies because they are smaller than the jointed or mobile ones.  (Even managed to alter the removable wings to attach with velcro instead of pinbacks.)

Then, to test her improving skills, mom had to try to make them as small as possible!

And, man were they tiny.  As frustrating as they were, I don't think she will make these again anytime soon, but it is adorable.  :)

At less than 4" tall, it is the smallest doll we have successfully attempted.  She may try another small two-toned jointed one later.

That's it for this post.  Hope to have many more new crafts the next go round.  Until then, keep on being crafty!